Website not Secure?

Google have recently introduced changes to their browser, Chrome, that shows warnings on any webpage not covered by an SSL certificate. What is SSL Encryption? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption protects information that you, the viewer, enter onto a website. For example, an SSL protects the personal data of visitors who sign up for your … Continue reading Website not Secure?

Sync your Apple Contacts with Outlook.com

This article continues our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read the previous article here. Apple iCloud Contacts As always, Microsoft and Apple do  not see eye to eye, so despite the simplicity of linking & syncing with other accounts, your iCloud account will be ever so slightly trickier... It is not possible to synchronise … Continue reading Sync your Apple Contacts with Outlook.com

SkyDrive & Outlook.com: an overview

This article continues our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read the previous articles here. SkyDrive is the Microsoft equivalent of iCloud or Google; Outlook.com is the revamped version of Hotmail: it is the online version of Outlook on your desktop comprising Mail, Contacts (People) and Calendars. SkyDrive, including Outlook.com, is an integral part of Windows 8 -- you … Continue reading SkyDrive & Outlook.com: an overview

Synchronisation: the benefits

This article is a slight detour on our exploration of Windows 8 and SkyDrive. Read more here. Traditionally, data synchronisation took place on a closed network, where the master database would live on your laptop (music/calendar/contacts) or on a server (business databases), the clients would communicate with the master and the magic IT fairy dust … Continue reading Synchronisation: the benefits

Get the best out of Windows 8

This article is the second in our series exploring Windows 8 and SkyDrive, read the first article here. Windows 8 and Office 2013 are very much geared up to online data storage: you will need a Microsoft account (Hotmail or Outlook.com) to register your copy of Windows 8. With this account you get your own … Continue reading Get the best out of Windows 8