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Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

If you’d like super-fast and easy way to open the items/programs that are pinned to your Taskbar in Windows 10, here’s how: - Look at the Taskbar and note which number order (left to right) the item/program is that you’d like to open. - Use the keyboard shortcut...

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Security Stop-Press : News of More Covid Scams

Security Stop-Press : News of More Covid Scams

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority has warned of a recent spike in scams around the Covid Passes such as fake websites claiming to sell the passes. There is also news that the fear of the Omicron variant is already being exploited by phone scammers who are contacting...

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Featured Article : A Business Continuity Plan : The Essentials

Featured Article : A Business Continuity Plan : The Essentials

In this article, we take a look at what a Business Continuity Plan is, what it should contain, and why it’s such an important document. Preparing Accepting that the unexpected and disasters will happen (and that you can plan how to maintain business continuity while...

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Tech Insight : Email Security

Tech Insight : Email Security

In this tech insight, we take a look at the many threats to email security that businesses face and what businesses can do to mitigate them, together with what help is available to help tackle those threats effectively. Email Accounts For Most Security Breaches...

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Tech Tip – Using Google To Search Within A Website

Tech Tip – Using Google To Search Within A Website

If you’d like to quickly search within a whole website (e.g. a competitor’s website for specific term or subject) here’s a quick way to do so using Google. - Go to Google. - In the search field, type “site:” followed by the URL of the site and your search terms. For...

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Tech Insight : How To Know If Someone Has Read Your Email?

Tech Insight : How To Know If Someone Has Read Your Email?

In this tech insight, we take a look at the better-known ways of being able to tell if someone has read your email. The Usual Suspects The main ways to tell if a person has read your email include: – Request a read receipt when you compose the email.  The read receipt...

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Tech News : Hamster Crypto-Croaks

Tech News : Hamster Crypto-Croaks

Max, a.k.a. “Mr Goxx”, the hamster that found Internet fame through outperforming many human cryptocurrency-traders, has died. Experiment With ‘Wheel’ Results The hamster’s life as a crypto trader was down to him being used as part of an experiment by an anonymous...

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Tech News : Apple’s New ‘Business Essentials’

Tech News : Apple’s New ‘Business Essentials’

Apple has announced a new ‘Business Essentials’ service that enables small businesses to easily manage every employee’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Device Management Solution For Small Businesses Aimed at business with up to 500 employees, Apple says that ‘Business...

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Tech Insight : Elon Musk : ‘Twick’ or Tweet?

Tech Insight : Elon Musk : ‘Twick’ or Tweet?

In this tech-insight, we take a brief look at billionaire Elon Musk’s usage of Twitter, how and why he makes such use of the platform, and what Mr Musk’s interactions can teach businesses about using Twitter. Who Is Elon Musk? South African-born, business magnate Elon...

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Featured Article : Pesky Pop-Ups!

Featured Article : Pesky Pop-Ups!

In this article, we look at some of the pop-ups that users find most annoying, some of the issues around them, and how users can minimise the annoyance and interruption from them. Pop Up Ads Pop-up (adverts) refer to online advertising that takes the form of an...

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Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

If you’d like to change your default Windows 10 web browser from Edge to Chrome or Opera, here’s how: - In the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Settings’ or type ‘Settings’ in the Windows search field. - In ‘Settings’, select ‘Apps’, and select ‘Default apps’ on the sidebar....

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Tech Insight: Do People Lie More Online?

Tech Insight: Do People Lie More Online?

In this article, we look at whether there is evidence to suggest that people lie more online, and what the message is for businesses. Lying  Just 3 years after the World Wide Web was introduced to the public domain, a report was published by University of Virginia...

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Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Here’s how to use the Reading Pane and Spacebar in Outlook to sort through your daily emails more quickly: - In Outlook, select “View” and “Reading Pane.” - Select the Reading Pane to sit on the right-hand side. - Select the top email in your inbox. - Press the...

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Featured Article: “Your call Is Important To Us”

Featured Article: “Your call Is Important To Us”

In this featured-article, we look at the traditional frustrations that occur when customers encounter (some) phone systems and how technology is helping to bring better experiences. Spending Time On Hold Being put on hold and spending time waiting has long been known...

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Tech Insight : WAP … WEP … What ???

Tech Insight : WAP … WEP … What ???

In this tech insight, we take a brief look at the WEP and WAP security protocols, and what happened to them. What Is WAP? Developed by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Unwired Planet, and introduced back in 1999, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) was a security...

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Tech News : Crypto ATM Scammers

Tech News : Crypto ATM Scammers

An FBI announcement has warned that scammers are now directing victims to use physical cryptocurrency ATMs and digital QR codes to complete payment transactions. What Are Cryptocurrency ATMs? A cryptocurrency ATM is a physical kiosk/terminal/device that connects to a...

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Tech News : Microsoft Unveils ‘Loop’ Collaborative App

Tech News : Microsoft Unveils ‘Loop’ Collaborative App

Microsoft has unveiled the new ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it describes as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with new hybrid working patterns. Background Microsoft says that the new app is part of a “reimagining” of Office, and a...

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Tech Tip(s) – 3 Top YouTube Tips

Tech Tip(s) – 3 Top YouTube Tips

If you use YouTube videos in your website or need to view or share specific parts of YouTube videos quickly, here are 3 top tips: 1. How To Start A YouTube Video At Any Point If you need to share part of a video rather than making someone watch the whole thing: - Edit...

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Tech Insight : Smart Doorbells and UK Law

Tech Insight : Smart Doorbells and UK Law

In this insight, we look at ‘smart’ doorbells and how the outcome of a recent legal case has highlighted the legal responsibilities that owner/operators of smart doorbells have under UK law. Smart Doorbells Smart doorbells, such as Eufy, Ring, Nest Hello, Arlo,...

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