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  • Why Windows 7 users still need to worry about WannaCry ransomware

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 23 May 2017

    If you have not yet heard about the WannaCry ransomware worm that is wreaking havoc on PCs around the globe, we guess you are an Eastern mystic just aroused from weeks of deep meditation.

    The malware that locks up data files on infected computers and demands Bitcoin payments for their ...

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  • The 5 best Linux laptops of 2017

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 21 April 2017

    There was a time when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system, and indeed one that was labelled as a cancer by Microsoft former CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Times have now changed as the 25-year-old operating system has made some serious inroads in the server market, then ...

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  • Is Xfce better than Windows 10?

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 January 2017

    One of the best things about Linux is the range of choices it offers when it comes to desktop environments. There really is a Linux desktop for everybody out there, no matter what hardware ...

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  • 5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 January 2017

    With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it is sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always ...

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  • Nokia 6 is almost here

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 19 January 2017

    Today we are running down 5 reasons why the Nokia 6 will be a device that quite a few smartphone users will want. In addition to being a fine looking device, ...

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  • This Week in Security News

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 17 May 2016

    Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.

    Below you will find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or ...

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  • Uninstall Apple QuickTime to Protect Your PC

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 17 May 2016

    Recently, Apple made an announcement that everyone should be familiar with.

    They announced that they are no longer supporting QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. In particular, they are not going to fix any more security vulnerabilities in it.

    There are already two known security ...

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  • Install Mod_Pagespeed to Speed Up Apache and Nginx

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 28 April 2016

    This is our on going series on Apache optimization and performance tuning, here we are introducing a new Googles product called mod_pagespeed module for Apache or Nginx that makes the web site load much faster than ever.

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  • The 53 best Android apps 2016

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 26 April 2016

    There is over 2 million apps in the Google Play store. Nobody has enough space on their handset for all of those - and to be honest, most of them you would not actually want. That is why you need simply the best Android apps.

    We have listed the 53 best Android apps phone needs, sorted ...

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  • Best Antivirus Software 2016

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 April 2016

    Buying a new computer is the fun part, but actually being able to protect it with the best antivirus software in 2016 is another story altogether. Regular antivirus software just does not seem to do the trick anymore, and while computer viruses are becoming increasingly rare as time ...

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  • How to Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 23 April 2016

    Apples iPhone 6s and 6s Plus has been selling strongly since its launch last month, thanks in part to a number of new features including 3D Touch. With it, users can access Quick Actions from the home screen and Peek and Pop from within a variety of stock and third-party apps.

    If ...

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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 22 April 2016

    It is finally here: the stable Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release is now available to download.

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical, the company that makes Ubuntu.

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  • You Should Update Adobe Flash Right Now

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 April 2016

    Or you'll be exposed to hackers

    Adobe issued a security update April 7 that addresses what the software maker calls 'critical vulnerabilities' in its Flash Player that could allow ...

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  • Why Apple vs the FBI affects all of us

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 March 2016

    Apple versus the FBI: which side are you on? Few technology stories, and even fewer cyber security issues, have broken into the mainstream media quite like this one. But the outcome of this epic tussle has hugely important implications for all of us - businesses and consumers alike. Apple ...

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  • Cyber criminals from across the world target UK victims

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 March 2016

    Cyber criminals from across the world are targeting UK victims financial and personal information, according to cyber security researchers that have been analysing how different countries use the dark web. 

    UK-based dark web forums - ...

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  • How to set up Cortana on Windows 10 in UK

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 February 2016

    If you haveve got Window 10 you will no doubt notice the presence of Microsoft own voice-controlled personal assistant, Cortana. As long as you are happy for Microsoft to pick up your internet habits, Cortana can be a very useful tool, capable of writing emails, setting reminders, ...

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  • The Worst Christmas Present You Ever Had. Love, McAfee.

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 December 2015

    It is getting to that time of year when thoughts turn to peace and goodwill, and we look to reward those who have worked hard and the customers who have stayed loyal.

    Which is why the big bag of coal that McAfee has dropped in your Christmas stocking this year is an especially nasty ...

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  • Android 6 Marshmallow update: when can I get it?

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 30 November 2015

    The Android Marshmallow update is out now for certain devices. It's just out for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and 9 as well as the Nexus Player. LG is the first third-party manufacturer to force its update through, and it's out now for those in Poland. Many other manufacturers have also ...

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  • Fedora 23 Server for z Systems available now

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 November 2015

    Fedora 23 Server for z Systems (i.e. the s390x architecture) is now released and available for download. This release provides the new features and updates in Fedora 23 Server, but built specifically for the s390x architecture.

    Refer ...

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  • You'll love Windows 10

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 August 2015

    Are you a Windows 8 user? Still using Windows 7? Either way, you'll love Windows 10.

    Over the six years since Windows 7 was released, Microsoft has made its PC operating system far more intuitive and powerful by packing it with tablet- and smartphone-like features.

    A lot of those features ...

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  • How To Watch Netflix In Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 February 2015

    Watching Netflix on Windows is easy. You can use the web browser or the desktop app but its not the same story in Linux. It does not work by default in Linux as Netflix requires Microsoft Silverlight and since it's the Microsoft, it is obviously not available on Linux. So is there no ...

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  • Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 February 2015

    Canonical just released Ubuntu 14.04.2, the second point-release of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS series. As always, this point release brings hardware support updates so you can continue installing Ubuntu 14.04 on new PCs. You won't get the hardware support updates ...

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  • Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 26 January 2015

    Follow these steps to download Technical Preview:

  • Oppo R5 Review

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 19 December 2014

    The super-slim, 0.19" (4.85mm) Oppo R5 was announced at the end of October and was quickly proclaimed the thinnest smart phone in the world - an impressively elegant handset, obviously meant to please users who place aesthetics as a top factor when picking a smart phone. To round off the package, ...

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  • 25 best laptops 2014

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 08 December 2014

    Buying a laptop is a personal decision. Although we've ranked our list of the best laptops available to buy in 2014 below, the best laptop for you will depend on your priorities: there is no one-size-fits-all. See also: Best budget laptops 2014

    Some people want a large ...

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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop annoyances

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 November 2014

    The 5.0 release of Android, dubbed Lollipop, is the biggest thing to happen to Android in years-possibly ever. The design and features have been revamped, and attention to detail is evident throughout. However, even our beloved Google ...

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  • Best Online Antivirus Cloud Scanners 2014

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 21 November 2014

    In this video we will take a look at some of the Antivirus Cloud Scanners that are free to use for removing malware, virus, trojan, rootkits, bootkit, backdoor, adware and many other types of computer infections. We will be using Panda Cloud Antivirus cleaner, Kaspersky, Comodo cloud scan, Eset Online ...

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  • V-79-10000-11226 - VSS Snapshot error

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 19 November 2014

    This error happen if you setup a size limit on shadow copies. because the Shadow Copy setting for C:\ was set low for VSS to operate. Increasing that disk space fixed it! Right click on C: drive, Properties, Shadow Copies, Highlight C:\ (Even though shadow copy might be disabled),click Settings > ...

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  • Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 November 2014

    Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft server products, today announced a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server 4.0 aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a Linux based Small Business Server that can be set ...

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  • The 9 Best Linux Distros

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 15 November 2014

    The best Linux distro for you may not be the best Linux distro for another user. Many Linux users are distro-hoppers, regularly moving from distribution to distribution. Some may be looking for the perfect distro, while others are simply curious about the latest Linux developments.

    Which ...

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  • Who Views Your Facebook Profile

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 10 November 2014

    If you'd like to view it for yourself, you can easily find this list by viewing the source code of your profile page. To do this, just go to your profile page, right-click in an empty area on the side, and select 'View Page Source.'
    This will you show the page's source code. From here, go ahead and ...

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  • Windows 10 Release Date

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 10 November 2014

    Microsoft said at a 30 September launch event that the Windows 10 release date will be in mid 2015, but hasn't revealed exactly when. It also released a Technical Preview showing off some of the key features.

    Windows Technical Preview is a work-in-progress version of Windows 10 intended ...

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  • Google Nexus 6 preview

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 30 October 2014

    The Nexus 6 is essentially a giant Moto X, which is no surprise given that Motorola designed it.

    It was codenamed Shamu, and we can see why. It's massive, measuring in at just under 160mm long - a smidgen more than the gargantuan iPhone 6 Plus.

    Apart from its size, it really does ...

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  • Ubuntu Orange Box

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 27 October 2014

    The Orange Box is an innovative, custom designed micro cluster chassis, envisioned by Canonical, and ...

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  • Best 802.11ac routers of 2014

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 October 2014

    The802.11ac Wi-Fi standard (aka 5G Wi-Fi) is the latest on the market and
    offers up to 1733Mbps of wireless connection speed on the 5Ghz frequency
    band. First introduced in 2012, the new standard can now be found in
    many routers. These routers, for backward ...

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  • How To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview In A Sandbox

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 October 2014

    If you love Windows and just can't wait for the final public release of Windows 10 then don't worry Windows 10 Technical Preview is here and available to download and install at your leisure. Microsoft made the OS available for download recently and it's available free of charge.

    If you want ...

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  • WD Black2 Dual Drive

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 October 2014

    On the surface, Western Digital's WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) appears to be simply yet another version of the same hybrid storage idea that's been floating around for a few years now: have a small SSD for fast access backed up by a large HDD, all in the same package. However, the trick to WD's ...

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  • Windows 10 Release Mid of 2015

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 08 October 2014

    Windows 10 release date Microsoft has stated that Windows 10 will launch "later in the year" in 2015, so we won't get the April release we were hoping for. But it has also said that it will share more about "universal apps" at its annual Build conference next April. The Technical Preview licence runs ...

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  • How to fix iphone 6's protruding camera

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 01 October 2014


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  • Has Apples UX Team Failed

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 26 September 2014

    Nowadays , Apple iPhone 6 Plus started bending in pockets, iPhone 6 Plus users started complaining about the issue around the world , You-Tubers are making videos about how iPhone 6 plus bended. It is easy to complain always , lets see the real problem here and Lets do not face the same issue again.
    There ...

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  • iPhone 6 review

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 September 2014

    Bigger, better, sleeker and faster
    Despite record sales, Apple was heading for a fall. Not this year, or the next. But the brand had been trading on the same phone for four years and something big was needed to keep it current.
    So with that, the iPhone 6, and its bigger brother, ...

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  • Linux Small Business Server

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 24 July 2014

    Zentyal Development Team today announced Zentyal Server 3.5, a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a native drop-in replacement for Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, that can be set up in ...

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  • 2014 Mac mini release date

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 June 2014

    It's been well over a year since Apple last updated the Mac mini. The last update was on 23 October 2012 and even those changes were modest. The whole of 2013 passed and the Mac mini languished untouched by Apple. Therefore it's not surprising that many are asking the question: "When is the new Mac mini ...

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  • Choosing a Linux web server: Nginx vs. Apache

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 June 2014

    The rise in popularity of nginx and the steady decline of Apache in the web server market has caused many to believe that the choice has become clear cut for new deployments. Indeed, in my most recent larger scale server setup I ended up choosing nginx for the job - but should I have?

    The ...

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  • Microsoft Small Business Server

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 June 2014

    Small Business Server (SBS) is a powerful server and internet gateway solution tailored for small businesses. It provides all the necessary features and services that a small business will need in a computer server.
    The Small Business Server will allow you to better store, manage and protect your ...

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  • Fujitsu ESPRIMO P420

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 June 2014

    The FUJITSU PC ESPRIMO P420 delivers high-quality computing for your office applications and projects at a very attractive price point. You can choose cost-optimized fixed configurations for immediate delivery. Alternatively, you can use configuration options to meet your specific hardware needs, while staying ...

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  • HP ProLiant ML350p Generation 8

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 June 2014

    The HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 is the latest generation of the best-selling ProLiant ML dual-processor Tower server that delivers best-in-class performance and availability with maximum expandability for enterprise datacenters, remote branch offices and growing businesses. It incorporates key HP technologies ...

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  • 10 things you can only do on an Android phone

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 June 2014

    Just last month at a developer conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed out that only 8.5 per cent of Android users are using the latest version of Android (KitKat) while 74 per cent of iOS users are on iOS 7. What he didn't mention was this — there's not a lot of difference between Android JellyBean ...

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  • Netgear ReadyNAS 102 review

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 06 June 2014

    What is the Netgear ReadyNAS 102?

    This is Netgear's new entry-level two bay NAS. It replaces the ReadyNAS Duo v2 while a four-bay version of the RN102 (dubbed the 'RN104') replaces NV v2. This move means Netgear is slimming down its range and places greater pressure on the 100-series to perform. ...

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  • Nexus 6 release date, news and rumors

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 June 2014

    The Nexus 5 arrived in the second half of 2013, continuing the brand's mantra of high specs, low cost and a pure version of Android.
    We're now well into 2014, so our thoughts are turning towards Google's next iteration of Nexus device, although the chance of the Nexus 6 actually appearing isn't ...

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  • Windows Server Essentials

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 29 May 2014

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is an ideal first server that not only helps to ...

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  • Windows 8.1

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 09 November 2013

    Windows 8.1 release date, news and features
    The release date is nearing for the comprehensive update to Windows 8, now known as Windows 8.1 and formerly known as Windows Blue. The Windows 8.1 release date is October 17 - it will be available to existing Windows 8 users for free on Windows Update. ...

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  • Robotic iPhone

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 October 2013

    Motrr Galileo robotic iPhone mount to finally ship in November
    Today seems to be the day for delayed Kickstarter projects to announce that they're finally going to ship. Earlier it was the Narrative Clip, now the long-delayed Motrr Galileo robotic iPhone platform is available for pre-order at 10 ...

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  • IP Addresses and Cookies

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 20 September 2013

    Every machine connected to the Internet has a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address, including your computer. You may have a static IP address or it may change each time you go online. Either way, you are tagged with a unique identifier every time you surf the Web. An IP address is necessary for the ...

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  • Solve Win Problems

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 September 2013

    How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself Whether you’re dealing with your dad’s decade-old computer or your own custom-built gaming rig, troubleshooting PC problems is a part of everyday life. Before you make that $50 support call, though, try your hand at homebrew tech support. ...

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  • The Pirate Bay

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 September 2013

    This Saturday fans of The Pirate Bay file-sharing site are set to celebrate its 10th anniversary at a party in Stockholm sponsored by an energy drinks maker. The event - and the service's very survival - is an irritant to rights holders who have used the courts in the UK, Ireland, Malaysia and elsewhere ...

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  • Netflix studies piracy sites

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 September 2013

    Netflix has revealed that it tracks piracy sites to help decide which TV series and films it should add to its online streaming service. The US firm gave Prison Break as an example of one programme it had bought as a consequence of using the strategy. Media companies have traditionally seen copyright ...

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  • Samsung Galaxy Gear

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 15 September 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy Gear is now official, taking on the likes of Sony's SmartWatch 2 and the range of fitness trackers like the Jawbone UP and the FuelBand.
    The Samsung Galaxy Gear has been officially unveiled at IFA 2013 during the Samsung Unpacked event. The Galaxy Gear will launch sporting a 1.63-inch ...

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