News Updates

Featured Article – Combatting Fake News

By cloudss | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The spread of misinformation/disinformation/fake news by a variety of media including digital and printed stories and deepfake videos is a growing threat in what has been described as out ‘post-truth era’, and many people, organisations and governments are looking for effective ways to weed out fake news, and to help people to make informed judgements […]

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Apple Fined £21M For Slowing Old iPhone

By cloudss | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The French competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF has fined tech giant Apple €25 million (£21 million) for slowing down some old iPhones and not telling people how to fix the problem. What Happened? Back in 2017, some iPhone users were sharing concerns online that their iPhone’s performance had slowed with age but had sped up […]

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Growth in Threats To Apple Compared To Windows Machines

By cloudss | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a trend that appears contrary to popular perceptions, the latest Malwarebytes (annual) State of malware report has revealed that the growth in attacks on Apple endpoints is outpacing the threats targeting Windows machines. 11 Threats Per Mac Endpoint The report shows Mac threats were up (2019) four-fold year on year with 11 threats per Mac endpoint […]

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Amazon Offering Custom ‘Brand Voice’ to Replace Default Alexa Voice

By cloudss | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amazon’s AWS is offering a new ‘Brand Voice’ capability to companies which enables them to create their own custom voice for Alexa that replaces the default voice with one that reflects their “persona”, such as the voice of Colonel Sanders for KFC. Brand Polly The capability is being offered through Amazon’s ‘Brand Polly’, the cloud […]

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Tech Tip – Deleting Your Personal Metadata From Microsoft Documents

By cloudss | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you really want to make sure that you fully protect your data and identity, one thing you may not know is that Microsoft Office documents store metadata which (although largely useful) could be linked back to you.  There is an easy way to stop this from happening – here’s how: For Microsoft Word, Excel, […]

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Featured Article – Innovations/Gamechangers to Expect in 2020

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is the time of year for looking ahead to how technology could be affecting and hopefully, enhancing our lives over the coming year and here is a selection of just some of the possible game-changing technological innovations that could be making an impact in 2020. 5G Technologies Technology and communications commentators are saying that […]

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Tracking For People Who Lose Things

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Google Assistant is now supporting Tile’s Bluetooth tracker which means that Tile customers can use a simple voice command to enlist the help of Google Assistant in finding their lost keys, wallet, TV remote control and more. What Is Tile? Tile uses Bluetooth and a phone app to locate physical ‘Tile’ tracking devices of different […]

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WhatsApp Ceases Support For More Old Phone Operating Systems

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

WhatsApp has announced that its messaging app will no longer work on outdated operating systems, which is a change that could affect millions of smartphone users. Android versions 2.3.7 and Older, iOS 8 and Older The change, which took place on February 1, means that WhatsApp has ended support for Android operating system versions 2.3.7 […]

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Business Leaders Lack Vital Digital Skills Says OU Survey

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Open University’s new ‘Leading in a Digital Age’ report highlights a link between improved business performance and leaders who are equipped, through technology training, to manage digital change. Investing In Digital Skills Training The latest version of the annual report, which bases its findings on a survey of 950 CTOs and senior leaders within […]

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Tech Tip – Using WhatsApp On Your PC

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re working at your PC and you need to access WhatsApp without having to keep looking at your phone, there’s an easy way to use WhatsApp on your PC – here’s how: – Open web.whatsapp.com in a browser. – Open WhatsApp on your phone. – Open the Chats screen, select ‘Menu’, and select ‘WhatsApp […]

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