Talk Talk Hack – What you need to know

ESP Projects
23rd October 2015 4 Min. Read

Whilst ESP has very little to do with Talk Talk at a business level, we are providing this information for the many concerned home users.  Potentially ALL Talk Talk users data may have been breached.

Talk Talk has announced that potentially all of their user’s data has been breached following a  DDoS attack (allegedly by a ‘Russian Jihadi group’) that took the Talk Talk website down on Wednesday.  There is a chance that the following customer data, not all of which was encrypted, has been accessed:

Microsoft Edge

ESP Projects
14th September 2015 2 Min. Read

Microsoft Edge is the new browser coming bundled with Windows 10, being very similar to internet explorer but with new and improved features. Microsoft Edge now uses an extension system, much like rival Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome. It is now streamlined to be much faster than internet explorer.

Because this new browser has been completely rebuilt in a new engine, this browser no longer supports plug-ins such as active x. Internet Explorer is not being gotten rid of entirely. It will still exist as there will be a need for compatibility with older technology.

Action Centre

ESP Projects
10th September 2015 1 Min. Read

All the former Charms functions are contained in a new Notifications panel, called Action Center. When you launch Action Center, a full-height bar appears on the right of the screen – it’s designed to match the Notifications setup in Windows Phone. Most of these functions are standard to us from iOS and Android; features such as toggling Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Location on and off, but it’s great to have.

What is Cortana?

ESP Projects
8th September 2015 4 Min. Read

Cortana is your clever new personal assistant. Cortana will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you and tell jokes. The more you use it, the more personalised your experience will be. To get started, type a question in the search box on the taskbar. Or select the microphone icon and talk. (Typing works for all types of PCs, but you need a mic to talk.)

Windows 10 Continuum

ESP Projects
4th September 2015 2 Min. Read

For years, Microsoft has put the Windows name on phones because it’s a familiar brand, but with Windows 10, it’s also the name of the operating system you get on the phone. Most of the time it doesn’t look like Windows 10, because the interface that looks right on a notebook or large tablet is hard to see on a small screen.

But because Windows 10 for Phones is the same operating system core (Microsoft even calls it OneCore), you can plug in a keyboard or a mouse and even a screen to your phone – and when you do, the same Continuum experience that switches a notebook into tablet mode switches the phone into PC mode.

Help – My Computer is Running Slow

Jason Francis
18th December 2014 5 Min. Read

We all know that feeling of opening your favourite most used program only to be presented with the dreaded spinning circle advising us to ‘please wait’. Even trying to open just a couple of your most needed applications only for your computer to be brought to its knees doing so. It’s infuriating, especially when there’s no indication of anything actually happening other than said circle mocking you as it whizzes around happily.