Windows 10’s next major update arrives in October

Microsoft have announced that they will be releasing their next update in October.

It will include a number of new features for devices, like a new cloud clipboard that syncs across machines,an updated snipping tool, improvements to Microsoft Edge, and performance information in the Xbox Game Bar.

App of the week – SHAZAM

Have you ever been listening to a song and wondered what it was called, or who was singing it?

Shazam will identify any music playing around you in seconds and better still, if you are connected to Apple music it will download it straight to your music play list.

Give it a go!

Another gadget for your Home network!

After a solid router — is a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) drive is a great investment for your home network. If you’re new to the idea of drives, they’re basically hard drives that connect directly to your router rather than a PC.

In this article by Gizmodo they look at 7 reasons why you might want to set up a NAS drive yourself.

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App of the week – Last Pass

Remembering a unique password for every app and service you use is a nearly impossible task, and you should be using unique passwords. Lastpass mobile version syncs with the desktop app to help keep your accounts safe by creating and storing a different secure password for all the services you use — all you have to remember is one password.

Download LastPass now and get the protection you need completely for free. You can use LastPass across all your devices, including phones, tablets, and personal computers, for free.

Five Ways To Optimise Your Workspace For Productivity

Most people spend around 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. When you remove sleep from the equation, that’s way more time then we spend in our home. It really makes you wonder… why on earth would we waste all this time in a poorly set up workspace?

This article (is an oldie but a goodie) makes you stop and think about how productive your workspace actually is and talks about the need to create a productive one.

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There are millions of Apps…which ones do you love?

There are millions of apps available to download. Each fornight we feature one of our teams or clients favourite. This week:

Evernote

Evernote is a note taking app

You have the ability to take notes in a variety of formats, scan documents, save web pages, make audio recordings, or simply use it to write down your thoughts and create to-do lists. It is one tool you will use everyday to keep yourself organized.

It syncs across all your devices to facilitate workflow. Evernote also has home-screen widgets for quick access to your notes. This is such a fabulous app. and it’s FREE!

Is you software compatible with MYOB?

We have quite a few clients who are still running Windows 7 and didnt realise that it was not supported by MYOB.

MYOB consistently tests its products on all the latest platforms including Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, SQL Server and Office products.

As technologies grow outdated, MYOB will no longer test and support them. Below is a table outlining the current compatiblity of MYOB software.

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Making Your Fitbit More Productive!

Do you have a fitbit, wristband or smartwatch? Are you using it or is it sitting unused in your drawer?

Well dig it out and strap it back on -this article shows you some cool tricks you can try, to make your device more than just a dust collector.

From improving device accuracy to exporting your data, here’s how to get the most from your fitbit.

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Are tech devices spying on your everyday conversations?

Last week 9 news explored the idea of tech devices listening in on conversations.

It was quite an interesting piece and made me question how much of my conversation (in my home) is actually private.

Here is the link to the article and also a step-by step guide for users to revoke access to the microphone on your device.

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