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Tech Tip – Personalising News With Widgets

Tech Tip – Personalising News With Widgets

If you’re finding that you’re keeping up with the news more lately, try using ‘Widgets’ to catch upon the news at a glance in Windows 11. Here’s how: - Sign into your Microsoft account. - To show or hide the widgets board, select the Widgets icon on the taskbar, press...

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Tech Insight : What Is ‘Agile’ Working?

Tech Insight : What Is ‘Agile’ Working?

In this article, we take a brief look at what agile working is, plus how technology contributes to it. Agile Agile working refers to the idea of connecting processes, people, technology, time, and place to create a dynamic workforce. By giving workers the freedom and...

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Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Starlink?

Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Starlink?

In this article, we look at what Starlink is and why it has been making the news in the last couple of weeks. What Is Starlink?  Starlink, operated by billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX company uses a constellation of low orbit satellites around the earth (launched by...

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Tech News : Microsoft Delays Price Increases (For 2 Weeks)

Tech News : Microsoft Delays Price Increases (For 2 Weeks)

Microsoft has announced that higher demand for cloud services resulting from home and hybrid working is the reason why it will delay its planned commercial price increases for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Two Week Grace Period   An announcement posted in...

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Tech News : Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

Tech News : Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Microsoft has suspended all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia. Other Aspects Of Its Business Too   Microsoft has described how it has been “horrified, angered and saddened” by the “unjustified, unprovoked...

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Tech Insight : Comparing Browsers

Tech Insight : Comparing Browsers

With reports that Microsoft Edge is about to beat Safari to become the second most-popular browser, we take a brief look at what different browsers have to offer. Google Chrome   The most popular browser with a 65.38 per cent share of the market, Google Chrome is...

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Tech News : Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

Tech News : Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

A study by security firm ‘Proofpoint’ has revealed that 82 per cent of UK organisations whose systems were infected by ransomware in 2021 opted to pay the ransom. Much Higher Than The Global Average  Despite cybersecurity and government agencies warning against...

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Tech News : Ex School IT Technician Jailed For Cyber Attack

Tech News : Ex School IT Technician Jailed For Cyber Attack

A sacked school IT Technician who took revenge by deleting data and sabotaging his old school’s network (and by wiping the computers of everyone who was logged in) has been jailed. Revenge Hack  As reported on Leicestershire Live, a court was told that Adam Georgeson,...

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Tech Tip – Windows 11 – Quickly Organise Open Apps

Tech Tip – Windows 11 – Quickly Organise Open Apps

Organising your open apps on the screen in a way that suits you can be a great help to productivity and can save time. Here’s how to choose the right snap layout in Windows 11: - Hover over a window's maximise button OR press Windows logo key + Z. - Choose a snap...

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Featured Article : Firms Prepare For The Quantum Apocalypse

Featured Article : Firms Prepare For The Quantum Apocalypse

In this article, we look at what the ‘quantum apocalypse’ is, and what businesses are doing to prepare for this threat. What Is The Quantum Apocalypse?  The so-called ‘quantum apocalypse’ refers to the unspecified point in the future where someone (e.g., threat actors...

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Security Stop-Press : Ransomware Warning

Security Stop-Press : Ransomware Warning

UK, US, and Australian cyber experts are warning of a "growing wave of increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks". Lindy Cameron, the chief executive of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has warned that ransomware is "a rising global threat with...

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Tech Insight : How Microsoft Will Block Macros To Stop Malware

Tech Insight : How Microsoft Will Block Macros To Stop Malware

Microsoft recently announced that it will be blocking Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros by default as a way to stop the spread of malware. Since these macros are important automation tools for Microsoft Office apps, how is this going to work? What Are Visual...

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Tech News : £23 Million For AI And Data Science Scholarships

Tech News : £23 Million For AI And Data Science Scholarships

The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced funding of up to £23 million for AI and data conversion courses in England. Help Underrepresented Groups To Join World-Leading Industry The government says that the funding will...

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Featured Article: What Is The Online Safety Bill?

Featured Article: What Is The Online Safety Bill?

Following recent announcements of a toughening-up of the (draft) Online Safety Bill, we look at what the bill is, and what its implications are. What Is The Online Safety Bill For? The UK government’s Online Safety Bill is (draft) legislation that’s designed to place...

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Are Cyber Criminals Hiding in your Office365 Right now?

Are Cyber Criminals Hiding in your Office365 Right now?

A few weeks ago, a local company approached us because they had parted ways with their IT provider. The new company owner was very switched on but had just fallen victim to a £100,000 cybercrime hoax. You see cybercriminals had managed to gain hold of his accounts...

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Tech Tip – Create And Share A Form Using Google Forms

Tech Tip – Create And Share A Form Using Google Forms

For occasions where you need to create surveys, quizzes, or get other quick and easy responses, you may not have tried Google Forms. Here’s to use them: - Go to forms.google.com and sign-in with your Google login. - Select the type of form you need from the gallery...

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Tech Insight : Some Unmissable Chrome Extensions

Tech Insight : Some Unmissable Chrome Extensions

In this tech insight, we look at what Chrome extensions are and how to access them, then we look at 10 examples of popular and useful Chrome extensions. What Are Chrome Extensions? Extensions for Google’s Chrome browser are software programs, built using technologies...

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Featured Article : What Are Disposable Emails?

Featured Article : What Are Disposable Emails?

In this article, we look at what disposable email addresses are, their benefits and disadvantages, and we look at a few examples of disposable email address services. What Are Disposable Email Addresses? Disposable / temporary email addresses (DEA), also known as...

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Tech News : Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

Tech News : Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

According to new research by a Microsoft program manager, it could take as long as 8 hours, connected to the Internet, for devices to fully download Microsoft updates. The Update Challenge – Time A blog post in Microsoft’s Tech Community by program manager David...

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