26 September 2012
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VIRUS ALERT: Downloading & Online Banking

Recently at One Source Communications we  have come across a virus. The first symptoms we found were that the PC’s in question had problems downloading certain file types from the Internet like PDF’s and EXE files. With further research into trying to fix the problem we found that the anti-virus program was not installed (when it was). When going to AVG […]


18 September 2012
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Microsoft Urges Internet Explorer users to Protect Against Targeted Attacks

On Monday night, Microsoft urged users of Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions to deploy a toolkit that could help protect against a series of attacks hitting its system. It was revealed earlier in the day by security forum Rapid7 that Internet Explorer was hit with a new zero-day exploit, which takes advantage of a […]



21 August 2012
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Windows 8 upgrade registration now open, Microsoft offers deal

Windows 7 users can get it for £9.54 Bit by bit, Microsoft is rolling out its new Windows 8 operating system. Last week, it was released to manufacturers and Action Pack subscribers got their hands on it Monday. Though the general public must wait until October 26 to pick it up, those who purchase a […]


20 August 2012
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Not sure if a website is safe?

Are you not sure if a website is safe or not? Use this handy tool below to check if a site you are wanting to visit, but dont know if it is safe or not.


15 August 2012
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Microsoft redesigns SkyDrive

Microsoft has overhauled its SkyDrive cloud storage system, and it has also been busy boasting about Outlook.com user numbers. Outlook.com is the recently launched successor to Hotmail (not that the latter has been abandoned – yet), and now apparently has 10 million users already. But the bigger news is the refresh of the SkyDrive.com website, […]


15 August 2012
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UK Broadband Download Speed

The average speed of a UK broadband connection is on the up and up according to Ofcom, thanks to the roll out of super-fast fibre across the country. Both BT and Virgin Media are pushing out new fat pipes with speeds ten times faster (or indeed more than that) compared to basic 8Mbps ADSL. That […]


10 August 2012
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Microsoft surfaces while OEMs sink

In the last few months, two massive switch-ups have called the future of OEMs into question. First of all, Google bought Motorola. And secondly, come 26 October, Microsoft will sell its first ever home-grown computer: The Surface tablet. The enormity of these two developments can’t be understated. For almost as long as Microsoft has existed, […]


6 August 2012
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Microsoft abandons Metro name

Apparently due to a trademark clash All we’ve heard from Redmond this year is Metro, Metro, Metro – the trendy user interface with a name inspired by “sophisticated” urban culture, or the Paris underground, perhaps. So it came as a bit of a shock at the end of last week when Microsoft confirmed it was […]


6 August 2012
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Microsoft Windows 8 finished, hits RTM

Less than three months to launch now Microsoft is effectively done with the development of Windows 8, and the operating system has reached RTM (Released to Manufacturing) status. In other words, the OS is being shipped to the manufacturers who will install it on their various devices due out in October. Windows 8 is on […]