Three serious vulnerabilities on Apple’s Platforms

Three serious vulnerabilities in cross-app resource sharing protocols on Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms have been discovered and used successfully to steal data — like passwords and secret authentication keys — including one that lays Keychain open http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/06/17/serious-ios-os-x-flaws-lead-to-password-theft-in-wide-ranging-security-study

Problem between Yosemite and Dropbox

Problem between Yosemite and Dropbox. You can resolve this issue by installing the latest Software Update for OS X Yosemite. OS X Yosemite may occasionally cause some programs to crash when you open, save-as, or first save a file. These crashes are rare but happen when an application, such as Dropbox, uses Yosemite’s official Finder integration — and if that… Continue Reading

New Outlook for Mac available to Office 365 customers

The new Outlook for Mac is available to Office 365 commercial customers and Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office 365 University subscribers. http://blogs.office.com/2014/10/31/new-outlook-mac-available-office-365-customers/?WT.mc_id=CIC_TWITTER_Outgoing%20-%20News%20&%20Events_20141031_106768508_Office365&linkId=10288989

Where there is change there is risk!

Some great new features, primarily for iPhone users – but stop & think before you upgrade. Mac OS 10.8 & 10.9 are mature & stable, if your computer works why are you upgrading?   We have found some applications are no longer compatible with Yosemite OS 10.10 Do you know of the bugs, have you tested it with your applications?    There… Continue Reading

Microsoft Lync problems post Yosemite. 

Some users are experiencing problems post upgrade. Lync starts to launch then fails – preference problem. Do the following: Make sure you have all Mac for Office updates and are running the very latest updates Go into System Settings, Language & Region Change the language from “English-Primary” (or whatever the language is set to) to “English-US”  Reboot Go back into… Continue Reading

Flash Vulnerability Alert

Late Thursday 10th July Apple issued a security message saying it has blocked old versions of Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in for Safari, as a recent flaw has been found that could potentially allow hackers to steal browser data — including cookies — on Macs, PCs, and Linux machines prompting Adobe to issue a patch and urge users to upgrade their system as… Continue Reading

Institute of Directors

Institute of Directors   The Institute of Directors (IOD), supports, represents and sets standards for individual company directors in the UK. Its membership of almost 53,000 encompasses every sector of UK industry, as well as education and healthcare. Members represent 95% of the FTSE 500 companies, while 70% of members are from SME’s. A constant stream of advisory, policy, and… Continue Reading

Metropress

Metropress (part of DMG World Media) Justin Massie-Taylor, Production Manager This publishing company has been going strong for thirty years and is now part of The Daily Mail Group. It created a newsletter for the antiques business, the Antiques Trade Gazette which has been the market leader for the last twenty years. The subscriber-based magazine has become an international publication… Continue Reading

DMG World Media

DMG World Media Martin Hull, IT Manager   As part of the Daily Mail & General Trust plc, DMG World Media publishes one of the largest ranges of business magazines in the world. Thirty publications are produced at the Surrey-based division and clients include 3M (the cassette tape, stationery and metal giants) and paintmakers Polymers Colour. The magazines are used… Continue Reading

SupportPlan & Conran Design

Conran Design Group Ltd Reginald Thompson Conran Design Group Limited is one of the UK’s top ten design companies. It’s a leader in environmental design for the retail food and non-food sector and in the corporate arena with graphic design. Conran specialises in design for corporates, new media, interiors and exhibitions. Conran Design Group work on a global basis with… Continue Reading

Getting the most out of the web

Getting the most out of the web   The web is a complex beast, and one that more and more companies are coming to rely on as an essential companent in the way they do business. The problem is that, for the vast majority of companies, the web does not work very well – because their sites have not been… Continue Reading

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