Here’s what Google’s product ban means for Huawei users

Google has restricted Huawei's access to parts of its Android operating system, casting doubt over the future of the Chinese company's smartphones. Here is a closer look at how the decision could affect Huawei phone users. - What has Google done? The tech giant has confirmed its compliance with an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump last week, which greatly restricted the ability...
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Infographic: Marketing to Generation Z

Born mid-1990's to current 2000s, Generation Z are digital natives who have never lived a life without the internet. By 2020, they'll have 40% of the purchasing power. Here are a few key points to know about them: Gen Zers take 8 seconds to decide whether content is worth their time and if it benefits them. 60% want to positively impact the future of the world and participate in social activism....
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Microsoft are adding suggested replies to Outlook for Android

Microsoft is rolling out some updates to its Outlook mail app for Android which will include additional intelligent technology in Outlook for Android with suggested replies so you can quickly respond to an email with short, relevant responses to email messages. In anticipation of releasing suggested replies later this quarter, Microsoft is expanding the controls available to Microsoft 365/Office...
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This list of signs it’s time for a new website will blow your mind

Every business needs an effective website. It is the hub of all of your online marketing activities. Without an effective website, you will never see significant results from any online advertising campaign. This list of signs that it’s time for a new website design will blow your mind. 1. Your website design is not generating revenue, sales or leads Your website is not generating any...
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Facebook continues it’s fight against “fake news” with more page takedowns

Facebook revealed on Monday that it has removed more pages, groups, and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to.  The takedown at Facebook and Instagram was described as part of an ongoing battle against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" which has blocked numerous fake accounts from around the world."We found two separate,...
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Please Reboot: BT Tower displays ubiquitous Windows error message

The famous BT Tower appeared to be having technical issues over the weekend as it began displaying the dreaded Windows error message to Londoners. The screen, or "infoband", went down on Saturday afternoon but has now been resolved. The band usually displays colours on the 36th and 37th floors of the 189 metre-high structure which forms London's skyline. A BT spokesperson said: "A technical issue...
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Tom’s top tips for putting together better marketing emails

Getting started with emails can be the most intimidating part! Here's my top three tips for where to begin. 1. Make the most of your subject line If you want your marketing emails opened, read and clicked, it starts off with the subject line. The best subject lines are short, descriptive and give your clients a reason to explore your message further. Top Tips Keep it short and sweet / Tell them...
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Update Easy WP SMTP – Vulnerability affecting thousands of sites across the internet discovered

The Easy WP SMTP plugin authors have released a new update, fixing a very critical 0day vulnerability. When leveraged, this vulnerability gives unauthenticated attackers the power to modify any options of an affected site — ultimately leading to a complete site compromise. The vulnerability, found only in version 1.3.9, has been seen exploited in the wild and impacts thousands of sites. The...
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How not to back up your data & important information

Your customer files, your accounts, your website, your contacts, your designs, your images. Anything you can’t do without needs a safety net. Backing up isn’t just common sense – it could be a condition of your business insurance too. And not doing it the right way could mean your business insurance policy not paying out at the time you need it most. The good news is it’s easy. Back up,...
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Why you might need to refresh your website

As a website design business, you would think that our website would be immune from needing to update our look. But you are wrong. As website designers we are always trying to improve our website to make it better, easier to navigate, and more attractive to clients. And as marketing is ever evolving, then so must our website. Read our top 4 signs it might be time to redesign your website: 1. Your...
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