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23May2016

ACUTEC’s Wolf Run for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

On 11th June, ACUTEC are challenging themselves. Members of the team are planning on doing a 10km Wolf Run in the ground of the Stanford Hall estate in Leicestershire. The team will be making their way through dense woodland and complicated trails, as well as lakes, streams and man-made obstacles. Why? To raise money for
  • 23 May, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • acutec, birmingham children's hospital, birmingham children's hospital charity, charity, fundraising, wolf run,
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20May2016

Why you should upgrade before you have to pay for Windows 10

Last year Microsoft overhauled its operating system by introducing Windows 10. Windows 10 is a brand new operating system that incorporates the best features of Windows 7 and 8 to create an easy and productive user experience. With Windows 10, Microsoft realised it did not want to alienate its users. It didn’t want to keep
  • 20 May, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • browser, cortana, edge, free upgrade, Microsoft, microsoft edge, operating system, security, upgrade, windows 10, windows 7, windows 8,
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12May2016

Using Office 365 on your iPhone and iPad

Using the applications and features of Office 365 on your PC is a great experience to help you get stuff done, but what if you’re out and about and need to be working on your documents? The apps that Microsoft have provided for devices are just as productive as the PC interfaces that we are
  • 12 May, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • apple, iOS, iPad, iphone, Microsoft, microsoft office, microsoft word, Office 365, word,
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03May2016

Everyone is a Target for Cybercrime

We meet so many people who think that their business is not going to be hacked or be the target of cybercrime because it’s small or because it’s in an industry that no one is interested in. They’re wrong. Every business has one thing that hackers and cyber criminals want: data. Here are four types
  • 3 May, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • cyber security, cybercrime, data, protection, ransomware,
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28Apr2016

Unlocked Devices are like Unlocked Front Doors

At our Cyber Security Masterclass in February we experienced something minutes beforehand that seemed almost comical considering the topic that we would be speaking on. We had been setting up our presentation and accidentally clicked on the browser to discover someone’s Gmail account completely open for us to access their emails. We, of course, logged
  • 28 Apr, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • cyber security, cybercrime, data, hacking,
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22Apr2016

A Walkthrough of the Office 365 Browser

Sometimes we just need to access things when it’s really inconvenient. You may have left your laptop at home. You may need to quickly access your documents at the weekend. Office 365 makes sure that this is no longer a problem by providing multiple ways of accessing your digital office. One of the really handy
  • 22 Apr, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • browser, calendar, delve, excel, Microsoft, Office 365, one note, onedrive, outlook, word,
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13Apr2016

5 Tricks to Make Excel Easier

If you’re using Microsoft Excel day in day out then you probably think you know what you need to know to make your life easier. The problem is that because you’re using it all of the time you have probably got yourself into habits and have ignored things that could help. Below are 5 tricks to
  • 13 Apr, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • excel, help, how tos, make excel easier, Microsoft, Office 365, tips, tricks,
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05Apr2016

How Skype Can Benefit Your Business

Skype for Business and Skype for Broadcast are some of the great features that can (dependent upon package) come with Office 365. You may be thinking that it is something that your business just doesn’t need. You don’t need to video chat or broadcast live video to up to 10,000 people but it might just
  • 5 Apr, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • broadcast, business, instant messaging, international, live performances, meeting, Office 365, skype, video,
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30Mar2016

6 Tricks for iPhone Photography

One of Apple’s favourite advertising campaigns for their iPhones at the moment is showing you an incredible photograph and stating that it was taken on one of their handheld devices. It seems impossible, but it’s not when you consider the tricks below. Change the Exposure Sometimes when we take a photo on our phone it
  • 30 Mar, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • apple, apple watch, camera, iphone, selfie, selfie stick, tricks, tripod,
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23Mar2016

Ransomware: DMA Locker

Cybercrime is causing major problems for businesses everywhere as files are essentially ‘kidnapped’ through encryption and only decrypted when a fee is paid.  ACUTEC has written about ransomware before, but now we have experienced fighting against a brand new strain that is beginning to affect the people we work with. DMA Locker was discovered at
  • 23 Mar, 2016
  • Amy Staniszewski
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  • backups, cyber security. crime, cybercrime, dma locker, ransomware, security,
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