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  1. Scam sites for Support — June 20, 2017
  2. Telephone Scams — January 31, 2017
  3. Email Service Issues — April 13, 2016
  4. When a technician says back up…. — February 2, 2016
  5. OS 10.10.2 — January 29, 2015

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Jun 20

Scam sites for Support

Please be careful when searching the website for “support” there are a number of sites out there that are scam sites. For example if you are looking for help with an Apple Mac product, go direct to www.apple.com/uk and click on support on their page. A number of these fake sites are installing remote control …

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Jan 31

Telephone Scams

” Content from http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/tips-fighting-can-you-hear-me-now-other-robocalls-n714331 ” Tips for Fighting ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ and Other Robocalls by BEN POPKEN Play Consumer Alert: Beware of the ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Robocall Scam Facebook Twitter Google PlusEmbed Consumer Alert: Beware of the ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Robocall Scam 1:32 Have you gotten one of these “Can you …

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Apr 13

Email Service Issues

Currently our host is experiencing technical issues, so email clients like apple mail / outlook / iOS devices etc are giving error codes about certificate error, For urgent email access please use webmail. To access your webmail go to your website and add /webmail EG: www.devhost.co.uk/webmail And then sign in with your email address and …

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Feb 02

When a technician says back up….

He does not mean away from the computer :p But to make sure you have an up to dat copy of your important data, a weekly backup to a memory stick can literally save your digital life. An external hard drive connected permanently with a scheduled back up WITH a separate backup to a memory …

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Jan 29

OS 10.10.2

Finally an update for all Yosemite users on Apple Mac, 10.10.2 is ok and address’s Safari / Mail / Thunderbolt / WiFi issues ( and other fixes ) It is a biggish update, so users on slow broadband will need to sit back and wait, but first impressions are good, i can finally use Safari …

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Oct 01

Shellshock

Ok, lets start by clearing up one mis-reporting of this, It is NOT a virus. What is Shellshock ? It is a flaw in the “BASH ( bourne again shell ) which is a command line environment. Most Mac’s I’m sure running the test positive to the flaw, type into Terminal env x='() { :;}; …

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Jul 14

BT Services down..

For up to date info check their status page out https://www.bt.com/consumerFaultTracking/public/faults/tracking.do?pageId=31

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Apr 11

Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Apr 03

Superfast Broadband for TQ7

Was set for March 2014 now pushed back to June 2014 …. Hoping it will not go back even further

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Feb 28

Possible Floods South West

There are possible floods pending for Kingsbridge / Salcombe etc area’s With the spring tide over the weekend of a high of 5.5m   http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/34681.aspx?area=113FWC2T1A1&page=1&type=RiverAndTown&term=salcombe

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