The Gebesse Blog

Thoughts from the world of technology and business

May, 2014

Gebesse Newsletter – May 2014

Act!emarketing There is now a companion product to Swiftpage. It is Act!emarketing, and is available as a plugin to Act! v16 and included in Service Pack 1 (which all users of Act! v16 should have installed by now). There are some differences to the way Swiftpage works and in the features offered. A full comparison […]

Banks! How we love to hate them. And why.

Back in the days before Internet banking, I used to have a Visa debit card with Bank A that I used for business purchases. My company cheque account was at Bank B, but they didn’t have card access to cheque accounts at the time. I had to make a big purchase so I bought a […]

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 […]

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8

If you have Windows 7 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. […]

Act! Alert – May 7, 2014

Service Pack 1 for Act! v16 released The first Service Pack for Act! v16 was released on May 7. It is available for free to all registered Act! v16 users, and you can download the new version from the links below. Act! 16.1 for Web Full exe Act! 16.1 Premium Full exe Act! 16.1 Pro […]

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7

If you have Windows 8 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. A […]

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 […]