Newton emailNow that the dust is starting to settle over the acquisition of Newton email has started to settle, I want to update my previous post. The first I want to mention is that I contacted one of the new owners,
Maitrik Kataria, who took the time on two occasions to respond to my emails. Given that his email inbox must have filled up quicker than a beach in a heatwave, I was more than impressed. It bodes well that there is this level of interaction with end-users.

After Newton being bought by Essential, there was a slowdown in the responses from team members; this was probably a sign that not all was well from the moment the new owners took charge. Who knows? The original development team have flown, so we will not discover the truth.

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vordvpnPrivacy is riding high on everyone’s cybersecurity menu and the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) is accelerating. One of the drawbacks with VPNs is because by their very nature they travel through numerous routers, there is a speed degradation. For example, without a VPN connection, I am getting just under 30mps but when my VPN NordVPN kicks in that drops to between 23 and 25mps. To me, that is a small price to pay for added security and privacy.

But, just recently, Nord VPN has turbocharged itself using a new technology it calls NordLynx.
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Newton emailJust when I thought that Newton email was finally dead and buried after its parent company Essential crashed and burned, it has risen phoenix-like from the ashes, yet again.  At this rate, being flippant, I think the new owners should rename it Boomerang, but I realise that has already been taken.

I should be jumping for joy as I have championed Newton, and its predecessor CloudMagic, in this and my previous blog over its fledgeling years. Hell, I even championed the $50 a year subscription because the service was, well, just bloody brilliant.
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If you are working from home during the Corvin-19 pandemic, you may be struggling to pick up business emails from your corporate servers.  If your organisation has provided you with Office 365 to work with you may find that Outlook is struggling to cope.  A company I do consultancy work for provided me with Office 365 but I found that Outlook was, like most Microsoft software,  bloatware. Fortunately, for this blog, I had examined alternatives and offer three alternatives for you to consider.

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Mine Data P{privacyIf you are in lockdown due to the coronavirus, now is as good a time as any to start looking at reclaiming your data and discovering what companies know about you.  A new service called Mine might just be the tool you need.  This is a start-up that has its roots in the Israeli intelligence service and states “Our mission is to build a global privacy standard where people can make informed decisions about where their personal data should be while still enjoying the benefits of the internet.”

So, how does it achieve this?

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