13" MacBook Air – New in December 2016, i5, 8gb ram, 128 gb ssd. Boxed. £699 Delivered

Hi, I bought this excellent laptop from Argos in December last year and so it has warranty until 23rd December this year.

It is in excellent condition and comes in it’s original inner and outer packaging.

It is the latest base version on the Apple web page priced at £949

I have checked it all over and can find no marks or scratches.

Here are the full specifications:

1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
Intel HD Graphics 6000
8GB memory
128GB PCIe-based flash…

13″ MacBook Air – New in December 2016, i5, 8gb ram, 128 gb ssd. Boxed. £699 Delivered

Updated Forrester study finds Windows 10 can increase ROI for enterprises

Editor’s Note: Last year, we shared Forrester Consulting’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Windows 10 (June 2016) which found significant IT management cost savings, security and productivity benefits for Windows 10 customers. In December 2016, Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft updated the study with insights from four additional customers which brings the total number of customer participants to eight. We have updated the blog to reflect the latest data which provides evidence that Windows 10 can help drive business impact.

With more than 400 million monthly active devices now running Windows 10, enterprises are moving faster than ever to the most secure Windows 10. We designed Windows 10 to be the most secure Windows ever, ease management efforts and create more personal and productive computing experiences across devices. Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high because of the security and productivity features, which are behind the strong adoption and overall satisfaction. It has been great to see the market reaction to Windows 10 which has been unprecedented with a 3X increase in Windows 10 enterprise deployments.

Updated Forrester Study finds Windows 10 can increase ROI for enterprises

Last June, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study of Windows 10 to demonstrate how Windows 10 is having a positive impact to our customers’ bottom line. To continue to understand the benefits and costs associated with a Windows 10 implementation, Forrester interviewed four additional enterprise customers across various industries who were early adopters of Windows 10, including a government health department, a multinational food and beverage conglomerate, a global IT services firm and a global IT hardware and software vendor.

The updated study shows the three-year net present value of benefits per user increased from $403 to $515 and the Return on Investment grew from 188% to 233%, with a payback period of 13 to 14 months. This updated study helps provide further evidence that Windows 10 can drive significant cost savings, security and productivity benefits for enterprise customers. Enterprises that leverage the new tools in Windows 10 to deploy the updated operating system (OS) more quickly and easily than with past efforts have experienced improved boot times, application access, security, and mobility which has helped IT and users increase their productivity and complete their work more effectively.

These gains in efficiency and productivity have not only resulted in reduced IT costs but also helped drive new business especially for companies that sell technology services as employees who use Windows 10 to work with customers can show their commitment to the latest technology and avoid risking a sale.

Below are a few of the highlights of the benefits for the composite organization based on the eight customers* who have now been interviewed for this commissioned study. The below insights from the June 2016 commissioned study remain unchanged.

IT Management Cost Savings

Windows 10 requires less IT administration time to install, manage, and support, with easy-to-use features and more self-service functions. One customer found that deploying Windows 10 was quicker and easier by as much as 50% from their last operating system upgrade and overall IT administrators estimate a 15% improvement in IT management time with Windows 10 — valuable time back to help in other key IT areas.

With Windows 10 and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), organizations are able to provide employees self-service tools allowing them to conveniently find and install a line of business applications. With new features in Windows 10, businesses also found a reduction on costs associated with third party software application licenses that were no longer needed.

Reduced Security Remediation

With new features such as Credential Guard, Device Guard and improved security features such as BitLocker, security events related to client device management requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided altogether. Forrester estimated some of the businesses could be saving up to nearly $700,000 a year by enabling security features in Windows 10.

Improved Productivity

Improvements, such as faster boot times, convenient access to corporate applications, increased security, and better mobility tools help IT and users increase productivity and complete work more quickly and effectively. Employees, especially mobile workers, estimate they have 25% more time to get work done than they did before.

Take a look at the updated TEI Study and take a look at Windows 10 if you haven’t already. See how it can help you reduce IT costs, reduce security remediation, improve productivity and increase ROI within your organization!

*The Total Economic Impact™ Of Windows 10, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, December 2016

Time to check your Windows Insider Program settings!

Hello Windows Insiders!

It’s that time again! We’re getting ready to start releasing new builds from our Development Branch. And just like before after the release of a new Windows 10 update, you won’t see many big noticeable changes or new features in new builds just yet. That’s because right now, we’re focused on making some refinements to OneCore and doing some code refactoring and other engineering work that is necessary to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in code. Now comes our standard warning that these new builds from our Development Branch may include more bugs and other issues that could be slightly more painful for some people to live with. So, if this makes you uncomfortable, you can change your ring by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program and moving to the Slow or Release Preview rings for more stable builds.

Additionally, if you are an Windows Insider who wants to stay on the Windows 10 Creators Update – you will need to go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program and press the “Stop Insider Preview builds” button.

Windows Insider Settings page

A menu will pop up and you will need to choose “Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release”. This will keep you on the Windows 10 Creators Update.

“Keep giving me builds until the next Windows release”

We’re excited to get some new builds out to Insiders soon!

Keep hustling,
Dona <3

Download TV shows and movies from Netflix to your Windows 10 PC

Download your favorite TV shows and movies like Dave Chappelle, Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, Master of None, BoJack Horseman and more.

Here’s how to get started:

If you haven’t already downloaded the Netflix app for Windows 10, you can do that here. Once you’ve launched the app you can check out all the downloadable titles in “Available for Download” from the Netflix menu, or look for the download icon next to a specific movie or TV show.

Tap the download icon next to a movie or episode of a TV show, and you’ll find them in the My “Downloads” section of the app.

*Downloadable content can vary by country

High spec gaming PC (3 year warranty) *1month old*

High Spec Gaming PC from PC Specialists with green LED lights, 1 month old, perfect condition.

LED keyboard and mouse, mouse mat, and 3.5mm jack headset included.

Specs are as follows;

Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-7400 (3.0GHz) 6MB Cache. *CPU*

ASUS® H110M-R: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LG1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs. *motherboard*

8GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 4GB). *memory RAM*

2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 – DVI, HDMI, DP. *graphics card*

Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit *operating…

High spec gaming PC (3 year warranty) *1month old*