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When the client doesn’t know any better

I’ve written here before about amateurs doing IT work and giving advice when a little investigation shows that they don’t know what they are talking about. In most cases they don’t know what they don’t know, and they only get away with what they do because the client doesn’t know any better. Sometimes, however, I […]

Weekly Buzz – September 23, 2014

Not next weekend There will be no Weekly Buzz next weekend because the regular monthly Gebesse newsletter will come out instead. This week’s issue is late because I had to change back to mail merge through Outlook while Swiftpage reorganises Act! distribution in Australia. Possible Android problem The Federal Government’s Stay Smart Online site has […]

Weekly Buzz – September 12, 2014

It’s back The Weekly Buzz is back with your weekly roundup of important IT and business news. It should come out every weekend from now on. The iCloud debacle It would have been hard to miss the stories in the media over the last few days about pictures of naked celebrities being stolen after they […]

No, I don’t want to get a Mac!

Let me start off by saying that the Apple Mac is a very fine computer indeed. It just isn’t the machine that I need for what I need a computer for. I recently announced that I needed a new laptop because my old one had suffered a disaster and I was of course given the […]

Gebesse Newsletter – August 2014

Swiftpage takes over In the latest stage in the absorption of Act! into the Swiftpage organisation, Swiftpage have announced that they will be taking over distribution of Act! in Australia from ACTCRM who have been fulfilling this role for the last few years. How this will affect both Certified Consultants and Act! users is currently […]

My mobile office

This is a modification of an article first published here on August 7, 2013. The changes were necessary because two computers mentioned in the original story became an example of Murphy’s Law by dying at almost the same time. One developed an intermittent stopping problem and the other received a catastrophic drenching with beer when […]

Weekly Buzz – May 25, 2014

Nothing next week Unless some big news breaks there will be no Weekly Buzz next week because the Gebesse monthly newsletter will be going out instead. As a large number of those who receive this email are also on the monthly list I don’t want to overload any inboxes. Another week, another password scare If […]

Weekly Buzz – May 18, 2014

Update on ONEseniors Last week I mentioned that ONEseniors, the company providing phone, Internet, and distress alarm services to around 100,000 older people, had closed down leaving its customers stranded. The good news is that Telstra have said that they will pick up the fixed line services for ONEseniors customers. It must have been a […]

Weekly Buzz – May 11, 2014

Dropbox fixes security issue with shared links If you use Dropbox it’s almost certain that you occasionally email people links to files stored there. A security problem was identified which allowed these links to be disclosed to people who are not authorised to access the files. The problem has now been fixed and Dropbox have […]

Weekly Buzz – May 4, 2014

Security problem with Internet Explorer A security issue with Internet Explorer has been identified, affecting several versions of IE. A patch was issued by Microsoft and distributed through Windows Update on May 1. You should immediately run Windows Update, even if you have your machine set to run the update automatically. (You do regularly run […]

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