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There was a significant announcement in the world of BlackBerry last week
RIM has now officially changed its name to ‘BlackBerry’, new handsets were launched and the BlackBerry 10 OS was introduced.
One of the changes with BlackBerry 10 is that handsets can now use ActiveSync to access Exchange accounts, rather than relying on a BES connection.
Our iPhone and iPad customers have already enjoyed the great benefits of our cloud Xmail for some years now.
Put into plain English, this is great news for users of the new BlackBerry 10 as our Xmail service will be compatible synchronising Emails, Email folders, Contacts, Calendar and Tasks.
ifriday will be launched on Friday 1 February 2013 by local Harlow MP, Robert Halfon
What is ifriday?
ifriday (Information Friday) is a free regular event where businesses and individuals can drop in to the Harlow Enterprise Hub. Bring your lunch, bring your laptop, smart-phone, or tablet, get advice and learn some useful tips.
You will be provided with:
- Complimentary Tea or Coffee (thank you NWES)
- Bite-sized Technology and Computing advice
- A convivial place to socialise over lunch
- A chance to question the ifriday team and get some solutions
Got something annoying you? Bring along your broken laptop, or issue that's been bugging you - and if we can tackle it during the hour it's free
After the demise of family run department stores like Maslens, Clement Joscelyne and Pearsons – what will happen to retail in Bishop's Stortford?
The economy has hit some businesses hard and as a double whammy it seems that traditional family run retail stores are being hurt by the Internet. Going are the days when you popped into town to explore the local shops to see if they have a particular item you were after. (they usually haven't) Our habits are changing and many people are turning to the convenience of searching and ordering from the comfort of their laptop, tablet or mobile. This gives you the power to find exactly what you want, compare prices, read reviews and have it delivered to the front door.
In the meantime it seems to me that Bishop’s Stortford is turning into a town of eateries and restaurants and where they are not in situ yet a growing eyesore of boarded up shop fronts.
Have you seen the eyesore of Pearsons after it recently closed?...
Perhaps the Town Council not do something a little cheerier?
How about something like this?
At least it would bring a smile :)
There has been an explosion of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and SMO (Social Media Optimisation) 'Experts'.
Here is our take on these 'experts'...
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