Grab a tin foil hat, your TV is watching you.

The opinions expressed in this article reflect those of the author, Tom Dodd, and not entrustIT In the past, if you claimed that the Government was listening into your conversations through your TV, you might be placed in a straitjacket and carted off to the nearest mental health facility. Unfortunately, thanks to a huge data release by WikiLeaks this week, your claims would be entirely justified.

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New entrust CT website launched!

The old... and the new Your new home for IT Support and services in Hampshire, Dorset and the South of England. entrustIT is pleased to announce the release of a completely revamped website for our sister company, entrust Creative Technology. The new website refreshes the dated design of the previous site and brings it a clean, modern feel.

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Mountain View, CA, USA - Sept. 4, 2016: Microsoft Silicon Valley Center. Microsoft SVC is the software giant's presence in the Silicon Valley of California.

Microsoft increase price of Surface tablets by 15%

Following on from their raising of the price of cloud products on January 1st, Microsoft have announced that the price of their flagship Windows devices, the surface tablets, will also rise by up to 15.1%. Microsoft cite the cause for this price increase as the falling value of the pound since the EU referendum. Since 23rd June, sterling has fallen by 16% against the dollar.

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Microsoft Calls Time on Windows Vista

Microsoft has officially announced that it will end support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017. This follows on from the end of support for the popular Windows XP in 2014. End of support means that from April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer release regular updates and security patches for Windows Vista.

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10 year anniversary - Building a successful business

Reflecting on a good year

As we look back over the last 12 months, there is a lot for our company to be proud of 2016 was a year that started with much optimism. We were founded in 2006 so 2016 is our tenth year of trading. We survived the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and have come out the other end thriving, nearly doubling our turnover in 2015 alone.

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Does technological progress really benefit us?

I recently spent some time in a Tesla Model X at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The salesman on the stand at the show excitedly walked me through some of the technology on the vehicle and told me about the car’s ability to drive and park itself. I came away from that stand with newfound respect for Tesla cars – the technology on display really is a snapshot of the future of motoring. A car that is able to drive you down the motorway at 70mph in heavy traffic without any input from the driver is likely to dramatically cut the number of road deaths each year. After all, a study by Stanford University found that 90% of road traffic accidents are caused, at least in part, by human error. With Google, Uber and others working on driverless car technology, we can fairly safely assume that driverless cars will become the norm in a few years’ time.

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The New Forest is a great place to do business - Our thoughts after the NFBP Business Awards

On the evening of November 30th, some of the brightest and best businesses and business people congregated together at the Carey’s Manor hotel in Brockenhurst for the NFBP Brilliance in Business Awards. In its 11th year, the awards commemorate the success of businesses in the New Forest national park.

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entrustIT at the BCS UK IT Industry Awards 2016

On 16th November 2016, IT professionals from across the country descended on Battersea Park for the UK IT Industry Awards, hosted by the British Computer Society. This was described by the editor of Computing Magazine as an event for the "brightest and best minds and businesses that the UK IT industry has to offer."

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Dropbox hack highlights security risks

In September Dropbox  emailed 68 million users to inform them that the next time they logged in to their accounts they would be prompted to change their passwords. The users in question were those who had not changed their passwords since mid-2012. When asked why Dropbox were  suddenly taking action against those users – Dropbox made their reasoning clear. “We recently learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses and passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012.”

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New York, NY USA - July 16, 2016: Donald Trump speaks during introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan

What could a Trump presidency mean for technology?

In one of the biggest underdog stories of the last decade, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. The US election that felt as if it has dominated the headlines forever, is finally over and a new presidency will likely bring a change of direction for the most powerful country on Earth. This could have some profound implications on the technology industry across the world. In this article, I will be examining some of the claims and policies that Mr. Trump made regarding technology during his campaign and how those policies might affect the industry going forward.

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