WordPress 5.8.2 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes in addition to 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.2 have also been updated. WordPress 5.8.2 is a small focus security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9. You can download WordPress 5.8.2 by...
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O’Brien Media on Swindon 105.5’s Girls about Town programme

Chris from our team was on Swindon 105.5's Girls about Town programme between 10 and 11am on Wednesday 10th November, with some key tips on how to stay safe online: Have a different password for everything. That way if one is hacked, they have no access to anything else. Some of the best passwords are sentences- who knew? Don't answer those quizzes on Facebook asking you who your favourite...
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We are attending the The Business Show at ExCel London

We are extremely excited to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at The Business Show, on 24th & 25th November 2021, at the ExCeL London; it’s free to attend and we’d really love to see you there! Getting Britain back to business, the 43rd edition of The Business Show is the largest business event for SMEs and start-ups to discover the secrets of success, and we’re excited to be...
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Swindon Council Resurfacing Work Near our Pembroke Centre Office

From today 1st November the council will be repairing and resurfacing the deteriorating road on Cheney Manor industrial estate.⠀ ⠀This work, which is scheduled to last a week, but may take longer depending on the weather, will take place from the section of road from Cheney Manor Road (near the Esso garage) to the mini roundabout at Darby Close.⠀⠀In order to complete the work as quickly...
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O’Brien Media have been shortlisted for a 2021 Techies Award!

O’Brien Media are extremely pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best User Experience’ categories at The 2021 Techies! What is the Techies award? “The Techies is a Business Exchange award scheme to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon & Wiltshire. Now in its fourth year, the Techies truly puts the spotlight on our...
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The UK subscription box market is set to be worth £1.8 billion by 2025

The UK Subscription Box Market report from Royal Mail is now out and reveals that consumers in London, West Midlands and Northern Ireland are most likely to be signed up to subscription services. You can download the full UK Subscription Box Market report from the Royal Mail website, but more importantly don’t forget that many marketplaces (including Amazon, Notonthehightstreet, Yumbles etc)...
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How does Apple’s new ‘Mail Privacy Protection’ affect Email Marketing?

In Apple’s new iOS 15 and macOS Monteray releases, they have announced ‘Mail Privacy Protection’. This has been done to protect email data that is used by email marketers – so what does this actually mean for email marketers? This blog post will highlight what changes Apple has introduced and the changes this will bring to the email marketing industry. What is Mail Privacy Protection?...
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Apple release urgent software update for Apple devices – update immediately!

Apple has released an emergency security software update for Apple devices. This is a ‘zero-click’ malware, so this means that users do not even need to click on anything for the malware to take effect! This blog post will highlight what the malware is and what it can do to your devices. What is the malware? The malware is a ‘zero-click’ exploit – which means it allows a hacker to...
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NHS Covid Pass – what this means for you!

The government has announced a new ‘NHS Covid Pass’ which will be needed to access certain venues in England, such as nightclubs. This blog post will outline what the NHS Covid Pass means and how you can get one! What is the NHS Covid Pass? The NHS Covid Pass will show whether you are fully vaccinated. They may be asked when you visit venues in the UK such as nightclubs and may also be asked...
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Make sure to keep your router safe this summer warn ISPs!

As you would have seen on our blog yesterday, the UK (and Wiltshire specifically!) are suffering from extreme heat. Virgin Media O2 has warned about the heat affecting WiFi routers (which has actually affected us here at OBM!) so it's an important issue to consider! This blog post will highlight the dangers and how you can ensure your WiFi router survives the hot weather! What have Virgin Media...
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