Internet Explorer 10 is on its way and here to stay

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by Ashley No Comments

After the long wait from Microsoft, the development team have released Internet Explorer 10 to users of Windows 7. Users of Windows 7 will get the update from the windows update service over the next few days.

This update has been on hold while the Windows 8 quick fixes and updates were rolling out during the launch phase.  With Internet Explorer being Microsoft’s preferred browser of choice for Windows 8 and Server 2012, preparing IE10 for Windows 7 was not such an easy task. Currently there are no plans for any updates for Windows Vista or indeed the dying Windows XP.

A statement from the Internet Explorer development team said: “With this final release, IE10 brings the same leading standards support, with improved performance, security, privacy, reliability that consumers enjoy on Windows 8, to Windows 7 customers,”

Sources for Internet Explorer 10 have said that the new version is 20% faster for real websites in tests against the current top dog Google Chrome. As well as this, the new version also states compatibility with 30 new web standards that were not compatible in Internet Explorer 9. This pushes the standards forward providing improvements to hardware acceleration for many features.

To demonstrate the new features and improvements Microsoft decided to show off with a fully working game of Minesweeper that is based on HTML5 and other recent web standards.

No official date has been given for the start of the roll out via Windows Update, only that it will be in the next few weeks and all customers running Windows Seven and Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be able to receive the update.

Illegal to Browse The Web?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

The European Supreme Court is looking into whether or not it is illegal to browse the web without paying royalties to the copyright holder.

This is due to the way a web-browser works – each time you view a webpage your computer downloads a copy of that page; this is so that it can load the webpages faster in future, and so that if your Internet goes offline then you won’t be affected as badly.

The UK government has refused to rule on the issue, stating that they would rather wait for the European courts to decide.

Come on Parliament, surely you can make your own mind up?

BT Business Broadband Leased Lines Package Price Dispute

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ashley No Comments

B.T. announced today that it has major concerns regarding OFCOM’s proposal to lower the cost of its wholesale Leased Line rental. OFCOM are currently seeking to reduce the price at which BT can sell access to its leased lines down by 8-16%.

This is a major advantage to B.T.’s competitors who rent access to the leased lines in order to provide services to business broadband customers but a problem for B.T. that could face large profit losses if the new proposals go ahead. Over the years B.T. has invested heavily in its infrastructure to provide a good standing for its future and build up a network that rival companies find hard to compete against. OFCOM imposed rules to prevent the monopoly of the network in the UK and forcing B.T. to rent its network out at set costs that allow third parties to offer competitively priced products to end users.

B.T. intend to take its concerns to OFCOM with the objection that after investing in the UK’s broadband network so heavily over the years it should have the ability to make profit for its shareholders and provide funding to re-invest in the future of the UK telecoms network.

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BT Service Outage – AGAIN!

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

BT have once again suffered an outage affecting the majority of their customers.

Mid-afternoon today, Tetrabyte received a high volume of calls regarding Broadband not working. Upon investigation it was established that BT’s Broadband network had once again suffered from a major outage.

Tetrabyte Business Broadband customers were unaffected.

BT broadband customers are advised to reboot their routers every 15 – 30 minutes until their Broadband comes back online, otherwise if you’re still experiencing problems then contact BT.

BT Strikes Once Again

Posted on: June 28th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

As a provider of I.T. Support, Tetrabyte notices when major nationwide Broadband outages occur.

It seems that once again BT are unable to provide a robust service, affecting thousands of businesses and homes nationwide.

Below is a screenshot of the BT service status page at 8:55 this morning:

Tetrabyte Managed I.T. - Unlimited Business Broadband

BT have been having major service outages a little too often in recent weeks – and whilst networks aren’t 100% guaranteed to stay online, this is taking the biscuit.

BT haven’t actually explained why the outages are happening apart from ‘Infrastructure Upgrades’, but here at Tetrabyte Managed I.T. we believe that BT are upgrading their infrastructure to offer fibre-optic Broadband to more areas.

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BT Infinity and beyond

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Available in some areas is just about all BT are saying at present. However most customers in the Hastings area who want to order BT Infinity / Fibre Broadband, it simply still isn’t available.

Along with very little news on when it will be, and the original March launch date BT are at risk of falling significantly behind with their Infinity rollout across the UK.

Top Level Domain Names – Applications Now Public

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the organization which manages the global domain name network – in recent months they have announced that businesses will be able to purchase their own gTLD (Generic Top Level Domain). They have now announced the gTLD’s which have been applied for.

A selection of these are:


Whilst this may look good, there are a few issues with this:

If two businesses want the same gTLD then it will go to auction, potentially costing a lot of money.

Consumers may find it difficult to understand.

Some companies may purchase lots of these in order to gain a monopoly.

The gTLD’s are set to be released in late 2012 / early 2013.

Apple iPad – Misleading 4G Claims Result in Fine

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made a decision regarding the misleading claims Apple gave to the Australian (and indeed, the UK) consumer.

Apple have been fined $2.25M over the misleading claims.

Apple branded the iPad 3 as the iPad WiFi + 4G – unfortunately when the consumers in Australia started purchasing them expecting super-fast data access on the go, they were met with the standard 3G speeds.

The Apple iPad 3 will never be compatible with the Australian and United Kingdom 4G networks due to differences between the spectrums used in the United States and other countries.

Apple has since re-branded the iPad 3 as the “iPad 3 Wifi + Cellular” in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

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