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Ransomware is taking Apple Mac users hostage

Ransomware is taking Apple Mac users hostage

Global estimates are that a device linked to a business will fall victim to a Ransomware attack every 40 seconds. Fighting off malicious attacks has become bread and butter for businesses in the 21st century, last year the number of Ransomware attacks on businesses tripled for Mac and Windows users alike.

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The End of Mac Ransomware? Possibly, with Sophos & Avast Protection for Mac.

But be not afeared! Companies like Sophos and Avast are on hand battling these malicious attacks with their own brands of software specifically designed to: identify, isolate and stop a whole variety of attacks, including Ransomware. Over the last few months, Anti-Ransomware specific software has finally been developed for Mac users where none had been seen before! read more

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The HardSoft Geek-O-Meter- our staff have some strange hobbies

The HardSoft Geek-O-Meter- our staff have some strange hobbies

When you think of IT and computer companies, we bet you think of a business filled with geeks, don’t you? Well the HardSoft team aren’t particularly geeky when it comes to computers – but they are pretty geeky when it comes to other stuff, so we thought it would be fun to do a geek-o-meter to show you just how geeky we can be. By the way, not all staff chose to complete our quick survey, so there may be even more geeks out there! 

“Being a geek means never having to play it cool about how much you like something.” – Simon Pegg read more

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The Surface Book 2 is exceeding expectations, but no one cares about tablet mode

The Surface Book 2 is exceeding expectations, but no one cares about tablet mode

The first reviews are in on the new 15″ Surface Book 2 delivered last month. Always meeting and often exceeding expectations; the SurfaceBook 2 was always going to be a breathtaking laptop. With phenomenal; Design, Internal architecture, hardware specification and Display. But apparently, no one cares about its other modes?

In our survey, we asked our clients what they thought of their new 15″ Surface Book 2:

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Initial thoughts are very positive on the Surface Book 2

The Surface Book 2 was marketed as Microsoft’s answer to the MacBook Pro as an attempt to encroach on Apple’s tightly held professional consumer market. The problem always was, in my eyes, that Microsoft never really offered a compelling enough alternative to the MacBook & MacBook Pro or to build back trust in the brand after the recent failed releases of operating systems like Windows 8. read more

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HardSoft Competition Time – We Want to See Your Oldest Working Tech!

HardSoft Competition Time – We Want to See Your Oldest Working Tech!

Our MDs, Andrew and Phil, started out building PCs over 30 years ago (they are the fresh-faced boys in the cover image!) and we recently had a customer bring in a custom built PC which they had made for them in 1984, which just needed a quick repair but it was still going strong!competition-time

This got us thinking about the oldest tech our customers have which they are still using regularly. At around the same time we also came across a company – My Face on a Figure – that will make action figures with your face on! So, what better way to combine these two things, than to have a HardSoft competition? read more

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