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Security at risk as PC users continue to use end-of-life Windows 7
Tue, 11th May 2021
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microsoft
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cybersecurity
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kaspersky
Almost a quarter of PC users are still using the outdated Windows 7 operating system, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to Kaspersky.
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Phishing URLs grew by 640% last year - report
Fri, 21st Feb 2020
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malware
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phishing
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email security
Phishing attempts have increased by 640% and malware targeting Windows 7 has risen by 125%, according to a new report by OpenText.
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Exclusive: IDC NZ tells of mixed times ahead for New Zealand PC market
Tue, 23rd Aug 2016
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
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new zealand dollar
IDC New Zealand outlines the current state of play for the New Zealand PC market - and where the bright spots can be found in a declining market.
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Radical approach by Microsoft NZ opens up refurbished market
Fri, 19th Dec 2014
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cloud services
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microsoft
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cartech
Kiwi resellers are jumping on board a Microsoft initiative which enables them to get Windows OEM software at half price for refurbished computers.
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Dell launches learning laptop for schools
Thu, 2nd May 2013
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edutech
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network infrastructure
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it infrastructure
The new Latitude 3330, designed to help schools and educators teach tomorrow’s leaders.
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Once more unto the breach dear friends…HP tablet v2.0
Wed, 17th Oct 2012
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microsoft
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ipad
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hp
Beleaguered HP has announced its return to tablet computing with a Windows 8, Intel Atom- powered device it calls the ElitePad 900.
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2. Indispensible Apps
Sun, 1st May 2011
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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ipad
Is your smartphone not pressing all the right buttons? Then take a look at these new apps.
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Switching to W7 made easy
Wed, 1st Dec 2010
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gaming
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bi
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big data
Migrating your computers to the Windows 7 operating system can be relatively painless if you do some advance planning.
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Tax calculator for iphone
Wed, 1st Dec 2010
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payroll systems
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apps
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itunes
Employers can tear up the tax deduction tables and calculate PAYE using an application now available for the iPhone and iPad.
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PC Tools launches in New Zealand
Mon, 8th Nov 2010
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microsoft
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nz
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av
Performance and protection portfolio marks the launch of PC Tools in New Zealand.
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Acronis launches new disk management tools
Thu, 21st Oct 2010
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acronis
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hdd
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windows 7
Disk Director 11 to offer IT administrators simple to use partitioning and management tools.
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Dell unveils Windows 7 tablet - video
Thu, 16th Sep 2010
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us
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cnet
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windows 7
10-inch Windows-based tablet makes surprise appearance at the Intel Developer forum.
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HP trademarks 'Palmpad'
Wed, 21st Jul 2010
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apple
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pc hardware
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technology gifts
Details of HP's plans to rival Apple in the tablet market are beginning to emerge.
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Windows 7 notches up 150 million licences
Fri, 25th Jun 2010
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microsoft
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windows 7
Seven copies of the operating system are sold every second around the world, reckons Microsoft.
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Cyber threats increase against Aussie SMBs
Tue, 8th Jun 2010
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malware
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symantec
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nz
More than half of Australia's small businesses have been affected by cyber threats, according to a new survey.
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MS: Windows 7 fastest selling OS in history
Mon, 17th May 2010
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microsoft
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sales
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windows 7
Nearly 10% of TradeMe visitors now use Windows 7, which Microsoft says is a phenomenal uptake for such a short period of time.
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Patch Tuesday due this week
Sun, 9th May 2010
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microsoft
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support
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windows
Microsoft will fix two vulnerabilities it considers<br />critical, when it issues its monthly Patch Tuesday update this week.
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New IE exploit detected
Tue, 2nd Mar 2010
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microsoft
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internet explorer
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cios
Microsoft is hurrying to deal with a new vulnerability<br />detected in the Internet Explorer browser that could allow a hacker to take<br />control of a computer.
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Support ending soon for some Windows users
Tue, 2nd Mar 2010
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microsoft
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windows
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support
Microsoft has issued use-by deadlines for more Windows<br />products - meaning full support for them will soon cease.
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Microsoft: Windows 7 battery fears unfounded
Wed, 10th Feb 2010
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microsoft
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telemetry
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steven sinofsky
Microsoft has rejected claims that Windows 7 is a battery hog, or is delivering false warnings about faulty or depleted batteries in laptop computers.
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Microsoft announces Windows 7 partner competition winners
Thu, 17th Dec 2009
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microsoft
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nz
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awareness
Microsoft presented winning partners with a total of $12,000 to bring to an end the Windows 7 partner competition at the company’s Christmas party for channel partners last night.
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2010 calling
Tue, 1st Dec 2009
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saas
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microsoft
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google
2009 has been a pretty rough year for many, although not as rough in the IT sector as most others.
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Don’t underestimate Windows 7 migration, says FrontRange
Wed, 11th Nov 2009
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big data
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bi
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planning
FrontRange Solutions is advising those planning to switch to Windows 7 to plan thoroughly in order to avoid unnecessary delays and costs.
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Tech experts speak at Right Click event
Tue, 10th Nov 2009
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microsoft
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facebook
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skycity
In conjunction with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, prominent tech experts will dive into Windows 7 and talk about the latest HP devices at the final Right Click event for 2009.