We were asked about this today, and thought it was worth referring anyone interested in this question to an article by Marie Brewis of PC Advisor UK ‘Tech Advisor’ Section.
She starts out “Is it illegal to download YouTube video for personal use? Many people would answer that question by suggesting it’s something of a ‘grey’ area. Actually it’s pretty black and white.”
Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/internet/3420353/is-it-legal-download-youtube-videos
Many of us are keen to see the release of Windows 8.1.
It will be the first major release since Windows 8 came along.
News is that the release will be the full version, not just an ‘upgrade-only’ release.
Great news too is that it will be a free upgrade to Windows 8 owners and will be available on Windows Update.
We wish Microsoft all the best for this new release.
The NextGEN Gallery WordPress plugin is maintained by Photocrati Media; a great plugin that we normally recommend has had a bug in one of the updates in the version 2 series. If your system is working, it might be best to hold off updating it until things are sorted out. Our web host advised that the database was found to be consuming an large amount of processor time, to the point of degrading overall system performance, and as a result they had placed a temporary block on the database.
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Well it doesn’t seem that long ago that WordPress 3.6 was realeased, so the development team have done well to bring out this release so quickly. This is a quote from the WordPress website. After nearly 7 million downloads of WordPress 3.6, we are pleased to announce the availability of version 3.6.1. This maintenance release fixes 13 bugs in version 3.6, which was a very smooth release. WordPress 3.6.1 is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions
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URGENT NOTICE: Server maintenance – Adelaide Time – Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 2:30:00 PM Your Website and email, hosted on the Web South server, will be coming down at midnight (CDT) on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 (Central American Time) as part of the data centre’s planned maintenance for efficiency for space. That relates to – Adelaide Time – Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 2:30:00 PM
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As Computer Service people we often need to know what quality of performance the Internet connection is doing at a location. To do this we use a service which is online. Luke has made a short FAQ article on how to use it to send that speed test to us.
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From the latest Flying Solo newsletter came this funny video. For all our valued customers – please laugh along with us at this very timely video as we have had a few ‘situations’ lately that have tested us. We feel sure that at some time you will meet the same, where people who “just want a minute of your time”
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Just wanted to let everyone know that at the moment some very bad people are trying very hard to get access to WordPress websites, by running automated software.
If you are running on WordPress and hosted on Web South, and not already using a plugin called ‘limit login attempts’ then please contact us at Web South if you dont know how to install it yourself.
The plugin will severely slow them down in trying to bust your passwords and hopefully they will go away.
Part of the software allows you to be emailed with reports – don’t panic if there are lots of listings of them trying to get in to the site. Cheers PeteH
Here at Web South we monitor what is happening with emails and just wanted to warn people to be really careful with emails. Just at the moment there has been a big increase in emails coming from Russia. Everything from ‘Liking your profile (Russian Brides) to non readable (for us) Russian Cyrillic – this one should be easy to recognize and delete. The email SPAMMERS are getting cleverer too – some are coming through from web forms that we know are protected with Captcha (you have to read the text and enter it). Yahoo emails are still spewing out with viruses – Continuing on from a previous report on Yahoo emails being hacked (and update) seems that it hasn’t slowed up yet so take care with them. So I suggest to be safe: (and by no means does this make it a perfect solution)
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9th Feb 2013 The problem is escalating – now some emails are coming from ‘y7mail.com’ as well. and also the subject line is changing (usually Re… or Hi there.) to now having ‘you have (1) new ecard!’ There are bound to be many other examples come along soon. …. extracts of my previous article ……….. Please take special care if you receive a Yahoo email that was unexpected or perhaps with a fairly generic Subject, Don’t automatically accept that it is safe – EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT BE FROM SOMEONE YOU KNOW. BE CAUTIOUS:
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