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Microsoft shows off HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset. Augmented Reality!

Massive Privacy Scandal: Apple FaceTime exploit – you can be spied on anonymously.

Windows 7 support is ending in ONE year (on 14 January 2020)

Microsoft is discontinuing extended support for Windows 7 on the 13th January 2020. Windows 10 overtook 7 as the most popular operating system a few months back.

Microsoft has been making some interesting decisions of late – embracing Linux on Windows and introducing various new features to the operating system to enable it to communicate better with Linux Servers, Including WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to permit you to run native Linux commands as well as Ubuntu as an ISO image to easily install via Hyper-V (you need the Pro or better version of Windows 10)

Linux is not going to replace Windows on the desktop any time soon (only 2% of desktops in the world use Linux), but many large corporates use Linux for servers and it is very, very prevalent with most Internet Service Providers. In addition, Android is essentially a version of Linux and in addition to Apple IOS, Android is platform for many of Microsoft’s cloud services such as Office 365 online, OneDrive, Skype, OneNote, etc.

In South Africa and Internationally, however, most Small Medium Enterprises still use the Microsoft Server Platform. The predominant desktop and mobile app development and support still remains Windows, Android, IOS and MacOSX. Windows and MacOS still remains the Personal Computer choice for “getting things done”. Apple is going to start taking huge knocks in market share soon, however, as Amazon, Google and Microsoft dominate the cloud and cloud service space and increased reliability and utility of existing phones, lack of any innovation in new phones are expected to cause over 20% less phone sales world-wide this year.

In the pipe-line is Microsoft 365 for consumers and enterprise – a new subscription model that will not only include Office 365, but Windows 10 as a value added service as well.

Interesting times ahead as the industry embraces cloud infrastructures and Bring Your Own Device computing. Apple appears to have been resting on its laurels putting most of their eggs in the iPhone basket.

~Craven Coetzee

Kondura Technologies CC (founder)

Kondura Technologies – the Computer Support company – SPONSORING our customers & community

a new Kondura at 208 Cape Road? NO! Another company using our good, established name and brand!

To all customers of and suppliers to KONDURA TECHNOLOGIES, please be advised that we have NOT opened a new branch at 208 Cape Road. There is a company that has just put up a sign labeled “Kondura”. We are at 193 Cape Road and they are only a few houses up from us. This...
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SECURITY ALERT: hidden rule sending your mail to scammer

References used: Associated Enterprises / Microsoft Outlook Exploit

“A difficult to detect phishing attack is catching Outlook users off guard, as it uses the built in Rules feature to forward emails to an attackers third party mailbox. In most cases the rules are configured to detect keywords related to finance, such as “Payment”, “Invoice” or “Bank”.

The malicious Outlook rules are created using traditional email phishing methods.  The target will receive and email apparently from an existing contact or organisation known to them. A link in the phishing email takes the user to a fake Office 365 login page and requests the user’s credentials. When they have been entered the log-in fails, but the attackers can the install an Email Forwarding rule in to the target’s Outlook rules.”

two of the best SME IT support companies just got bigger, better – as ONE. “Business as Usual”

Dear Customers, As of Monday, 15th January 2018, one of the oldest, most respected Small Medium Enterprise (SME) computer support companies in Port Elizabeth, KONDURA TECHNOLOGIES CC‘s business has been sold as a “going concern” and has been acquired by Jocote Technologies (Pty) Ltd. under the new management of Claude Botha. Craven Coetzee will...
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BREAKING NEWS! MICROSOFT DUMPS #BITCOIN

Microsoft, one of the early adopters of #BITCOIN has ditched the crypto-token. It joins other companies that have lost faith in #cryptocurrencies such as DELL, Steam and Newegg. They cite volatility, high transaction fees. References: Microsoft drops Bitcoin support http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/microsoft-halts-bitcoin-transactions-because-its-an-unstable-currency/ http://www.inverse.com/article/40012-bitcoin-microsoft-cryptocurrency-payments
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OPINION: #BITCOIN #cryptocurrency a ponzi scheme, a scam

So much to say. So little time. More to follow. Facebook adverts seem to love spamming the new trends, the latest “get rich quick” ads. Not sure what came before these, but my earliest recollections are Ponzi-type Schemes, Pyramid-type Schemes, then came Multi-Level Marketing , then Forex Trading was all the rage, now… there’s...
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