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Stop cyber attacks with authentication

Matt Blowes  December 17, 2018 Security

 
More and more businesses are losing money because of compromised staff email accounts. Multi-factor authentication can minimise security risks and prevent data breaches.

Bitcoin bomb threats in new email scam

Matt Blowes  December 14, 2018 Security

 
Businesses across North America have received alarming fake bomb threat emails demanding Bitcoin payments. None of the emails appear credible and they have been described as spam.

Outlook for iPhone receives new design, dark mode soon

Matt Blowes  December 07, 2018 Office 365, Software

 
It may be short on new features but the Outlook app for the iPhone has received a design refresh bringing more colour to its clean appearance.

Meet the new Microsoft Office icons

Matt Blowes  November 30, 2018 Office 365, IT Trends

 
Microsoft is finally refreshing the look of its Office app icons. Perhaps not the most exciting announcement but its been over five years and two editions of Office since they were last updated.

Technology Anti-Gift Guide 2018

Matt Blowes  November 27, 2018 IT Trends, Technology, Opinion

 
There is no shortage of dud tech gift ideas. Here are some to avoid, but we're not all negative, we've included some good alternatives in Sentrian's Technology Anti-Gift Guide for Christmas 2018.

How to repair a broken iPhone in Australia

Matt Blowes  October 31, 2018 Hardware, Technology, BYOD

 
Smashed your iPhone screen? Dropped it and cracked the glass on the back? Here's how to repair your iPhone and how much it costs.

Four steps toward better account security

Matt Blowes  October 11, 2018 Security

 
We've put together a few of our top resources so you can take control of your account security. Including how to get started with two-factor authentication and tips for using public Wi-Fi.

Google unveils Pixel 3, Home Hub and a new Pixel tablet: Australian release details

Matt Blowes  October 10, 2018 Hardware, Technology, IT Trends

 
New phones and assistant capabilities were the focus, but Google's new high-end tablet doesn't appear to be making its way to Australia.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2 & Studio 2 Australian release details

Matt Blowes  October 03, 2018 Hardware, Software, IT Trends

 
Microsoft shows off a new generation of Surface laptops, tablets & desktops with new specs aimed at improving performance. Plus a surprise headset was announced.