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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7’s retirement in 2020 and beyond.

Read more Source: https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3234766/windows-10-update-and-retirement-calendar-mark-these-dates.html

Microsoft axes Office 2019 from ‘Home Use Program’

The company is moving away from perpetually-licensed Office 2019 and now offers annual subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home

Read more Source: https://www.itnews.com/article/3430801/microsoft-axes-office-2019-from-home-use-program.html

Windows 10 Home vs. Pro

Is the upgrade worth it for you?

Microsoft’s offers Windows 10 in two versions: Home and Pro(fessional). It’s easy to understand on a conceptual level what this means: Pro is for people to use at work, and Home is for personal machines. But what’s the real difference? Let’s take a look at Windows 10 Home vs Pro.

Windows 10: Home vs. Pro Versions

Read more:

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-home-vs-pro-4177144

What to consider when buying a PC monitor

You need to consider a variety of features and specifications when you buy a new monitor for your desktop PC.

Many users simply look for the most inexpensive display of a certain size, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the best value for your money.

There are large differences between different displays beyond their sizes and prices.

We have outlined some of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new display below.

Read more Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/hardware/315643-what-to-consider-when-buying-a-pc-monitor.html

Reasons To Backup Your Data

You have probably heard the mantra of “back everything up” – but not everyone does, and furthermore, not everyone is clear on why you should. The fact is, data loss can be a disaster for a business – or even an individual. Here are the top five reasons why you should, indeed, keep regular backups.

Read more Source: https://blog.newcloudnetworks.com/top-5-reasons-to-backup-your-data

Criminals have the keys to steal your airtime and hijack your mobile number

South African mobile users are sitting ducks for criminals, who are given the keys to steal their airtime and hijack their mobile number.

What is even worse is that mobile users can do nothing about it. Instead, they just have to wait until they become a victim and hope the damage is not too significant.

Considering this state of affairs, it is not surprising that millions in airtime is stolen from South Africans each month and that online banking fraud is skyrocketing.

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre’s (SABRIC’s) annual crime statistics for 2018 reflected a 75.3% increase in online and mobile banking fraud.

Last year alone, R263 million was stolen from over 23,000 South Africans after their mobile numbers were hijacked and their banking details compromised.

Read more Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/315411-criminals-have-the-keys-to-steal-your-airtime-and-hijack-your-mobile-number.html

Ransomware a growing threat to SA organisations

The rise in cybercrime is unprecedented, writes Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware. Over one-third of South African IT decision-makers (35%) are on high alert and are expecting cyber-attacks on their businesses within days.

Moreover, besides expecting imminent attacks, another 31% of organisations are expecting an attack with the year. Fewer than one in five IT decision-makers in SA enterprises believe themselves safe from attack in the next two years.

These were two of the findings of a new research study dubbed “The State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019,” conducted by World Wide Worx in partnership with Trend Micro and VMware.

 

Read more Source: http://www.business-it.co.za/ransomware-a-growing-threat-to-sa-organisations/

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Users abandon Windows 7 as 2020 time bomb nears

Windows 7 users are beginning to abandon their ageing software and finally upgrade their devices to Windows 10 in greater numbers.
According to data from NetMarketShare, the number of users still running Windows 7 worldwide has decreased dramatically over the last month.
The trend over the past year has been the slow decline of Windows 7’s market share in favour of Windows 10, but this has accelerated recently.
One major factor which could have contributed to the sharp decline of Windows 7 user numbers is the looming end-of-life deadline set out by Microsoft.
The company has stated on numerous occasions that it will officially end support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020.
Despite this quickly-approaching deadline, however, almost a third of all PC users in the world are still using the older operating system.

Read more Source : https://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/315381-users-abandon-windows-7-as-2020-time-bomb-nears.html