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There’s plenty of advantages when it comes to webmail (web based email)

As you may know, there are two popular ways to access email – through webmail (such as the webmail service that comes with every website hosting and email hosting package we provide at O’Brien Media) and with email clients such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Windows Mail. Webmail is generally an easier way to get started as there’s nothing to install on your PC, Mac or Smartphone and you...
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Decommissioning and replacement of hosting servers “server4” and “server5”

As part of our continual improvement and replacement strategy for our website hosting and email service infrastructure we are in the process of decommissioning two of our website and email hosting servers (server4.obrienmedia.co.uk and server5.obrienmedia.co.uk).Over the coming days we will be moving customer websites and email service on these servers to two replacement servers. If you have...
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Take a trip down memory lane and relive Windows 95 on a PC or Mac

You can now take a trip down memory lane and hop back into Windows 95 – and imagine you’re using an old Compaq desktop PC. Developer Felix Rieseberg has turned the classic Windows operating system into an app that runs on today’s Windows machines, as well as Mac. The likes of Wordpad and the phone dialer can be accessed within the app, which is only 129 megabytes in size. Windows 95 boot...
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Would you have a use for a (free) 2018 wall planner? (We know it’s nearly September)

We know it's nearly September but we've been having a bit of a clear-out and have found some leftover 2018 A2 wall planners and rather than recycle them we'd prefer they realised their wall-planner potential! If you'd like one (totally free of charge) just drop us a line with your address using the form below (UK only) and we'll pop one in the post. These are available on a...
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Summer Bank Holiday is here on August 27th!

It’s almost the end of August and we hope everyone is having an amazing summer! The UK Summer Bank Holiday is coming up this Monday August 27th and our team will be taking a break. Please keep in mind that there will be no telephone support on Monday, although urgent issues raised via email will be dealt with, and we will be back at work on Tuesday August 28th.
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EURid to terminate .eu domains registered to UK addresses following Brexit

Following advice from the European Commission, EURid (European Registry for Internet Domains) has confirmed via their website that anyone without an EU postal address will no longer be able to own a .eu domain name once the UK leaves the EU. EURid will therefore be terminating all .eu domain names registered to UK addresses on one of two dates: 30 March 2019 if the UK exits the EU with no deal 1...
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The state of ecommerce in the omnichannel world of 2018 and beyond

Customers want their shopping to fit around their lifestyle. They do what they want when they want and on their terms. There are two options for brands facing the demands of today’s hyper-connected consumer: adapt or perish. Many shoppers operate in an online environment and want to purchase at their convenience, something the 24/7/365 nature of ecommerce makes possible. It’s a brand’s...
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Facebook is making changes to discourage misuse of personal accounts

Facebook is making a number of changes to their platform to discourage misuse of personal accounts and improve their ecosystem. Here's how the changes impact social media management tools and your use of Facebook for your business: Facebook Profiles: From the 31st July you will no longer be able to post to personal Facebook Profiles using social media management tools and Facebook are cracking...
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Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8.1 Phase Out

First Microsoft announced the end of Windows Phone 8.x last July, then that it was to be ending support for Windows 8.1, and now it has done the same for new apps in the Microsoft Store.  As Microsoft first announced plans to end support for Windows Phone’s operating system back in July 2017 so users — including small businesses — have had some warning that a more detailed announcement...
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New version of Website Resource Monitor available for hosted WordPress websites

We're rolling out a new improved version of our Website Resource Monitor plugin for WordPress websites hosted on our servers. The latest version allows you to view up-to-date information on your website's disk space, database, and memory usage requirements from your WordPress dashboard (no more needing to log into Client Connect to check your usage!). We've even added a graphical indicator...
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