Use @mentions to get someone’s attention in Outlook 2016

If you'd like to get someone's attention in an email message or a meeting invite, you can type the @ symbol, followed by their name in the body of the email message or a meeting invite. If you do, not only will their name be highlighted in the message body or invite details, but Outlook will automatically add them to the To line of the email or meeting invite, and they'll see the @...
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CVV2 will no longer be permitted on postal order forms from 21st April 2017 according to Visa

Effective 21 April 2017, Visa will update it's rules to exempt merchants from requesting Card Verification Value 2 (CVV2) data for mail order transactions when that data is provided in a written format. To protect consumers and the payments network from potential data compromises, effective 21 April 2017, CVV2 data should not be included in authorisations for mail order transactions. This change...
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WooCommerce 2.6.9 released, improves compatibility with WordPress 4.7

Hot on the heals of the release of WordPress 4.7, WooCommerce 2.6.9, a security/bugfix release, is now available. You can download it on or as an update in your WordPress administration panel. Around 44 changes made it into this WooCommerce release, fixing several minor issues and taking care of some security hardening. The main change was that WooCommerce was updated...
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Time to upgrade – WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.7 named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is now available for download via If your website is powered by WordPress now is the time to upgrade! If you're an O'Brien Media customer with a WordPress maintenance agreement we'll be upgrading your website to...
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Christmas 2016 and New Year Opening Hours

We'll be closed for a bit over the Christmas period. We'll be closing from 4pm on Friday 23rd December and resuming normal hours from Tuesday 3rd January.  If you have any urgent requests during this period please send an email with 'URGENT' in the subject or call 01793 239239 and we'll get back to you ASAP. If you are reporting an outage with your website or telecoms services (provided by...
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Links are coming to Instagram, but only for verified users

Recently, Instagram announced that links are going to start appearing in Instagram Stories. Here’s what's known so far: Instagram is ending the linkless existence of verified users first. Verified users will be able to add links in Instagram’s Snapchat-like “Stories” feature. Style and form will be limited though. Major brands, celebrities, and Influencers get links...
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Branded wall planners

Branded wall planners: Get your business or brand in front of your customers for a whole year

The smart use of branded 2017 wall planners will keep you at the forefront with your clients and promote your brand to everyone in their office for a whole year. With prices starting from £33.60 for 10 and discounts for larger quantities they are one of the most cost effective business promotional items and make great giveaways at events and to send out to customers as a...
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Avoid stuffing envelopes this Christmas with our print and post service

This year why not let us design, print and post your Christmas cards to your customer list. We handle 1 to 100,000 cards quickly and easily Secure printing by an APACS Standard 3 approved print partner We can personalise each card based on your customer information to help you make an impact this Christmas! Call 01793 239239 or drop us a line to find out more!
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Website Design and Development Service Contract

Information Where a signed website design and development contract exists between O’Brien Media Limited and the customer the signed and dated contract takes precedent unless otherwise agreed in writing. SummaryWe’ll always do our best to fulfil your needs and meet your expectations, but it’s important to have things written down so that we both know what’s what, who should do what and...
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