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Tech News : No More Passwords For Microsoft Logins

By cloudss | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

In a bold step, Microsoft has announced that it is getting rid of all password logins, and that users will have to use an authenticator app or other solution instead. VisionBack in 2019, Microsoft announced that 100 million people were already using Microsoft’s passwordless sign-in (Ignite) each month, and in December 2020, Microsoft announced that […]

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Tech News : Apple Issues Patch To Stop iPhone ‘Zero-Click’ Spyware

By cloudss | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Apple has issued a security update following the discovery of a zero-day, zero-click “spyware” that could infect iPhones and iPads. Discovered By Researchers The threat was discovered by independent researchers from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab while they were analysing the phone of a Saudi activist infected with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. What Is […]

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Featured Article: Charging Electric Vehicles – What You Need to Know

By cloudss | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this article, we look at the different types and locations of EV charging in the UK, plus the challenges and legislation relating to it. How Many Electric Cars In The UK? By the end of August 2021, there were more than 600,000 plug-in vehicles, and nearly 300,000 BEVs (Battery-Powered Electric Vehicles) and 300,000 PHEVs […]

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Tech Insight : What Is A Solid State Battery?

By cloudss | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this tech-insight, we take a brief look at what solid-state batteries are, their benefits and challenges, and how why they hold a great deal of promise for use in electric vehicles in the near future. Solid State A solid-state battery is a battery that has solid electrodes and solid electrolytes to transfer ions from the […]

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Tech Tip – A Quick Look At Your Desktop

By cloudss | Sep 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re browsing the Internet or working on file in Windows 10 but you need a fast look at your desktop here’s how: – While in a browser or working on a Microsoft Office file e.g., Word, find the tiny vertical line to the far, right hand-side of the bottom taskbar. – Click on the […]

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Tech News : Birthdates Becoming Required For Social Logins

By cloudss | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The introduction of the Age Appropriate Design Code (also known as the Children’s Code) by the ICO means that Facebook has decided to ask Instagram users to give their date of birth as part of the login. Age Appropriate Design Code The statutory Children’s Code (‘The Age Appropriate Design Code’), which came into force on […]

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Tech News : Pro-Kremlin Trolls Targeting Media Website Comments

By cloudss | Sep 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

The results of new research suggest that the comments section for stories on prominent media websites across many western countries are the focus of major Kremlin-based activities to try and influence public opinion. Multiple Outlets, Many Countries The Open Source Communications Analytics Research (OSCAR) programme at Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute has reported […]

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Featured Article : ‘Smart’ Glasses?

By cloudss | Sep 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

With Google and Amazon (plus soon-to-be Facebook and Apple) getting into making ‘Smart Glasses’, we take a brief look at what different types are currently being used for, plus we look at the vision for the future of these promising wearables. What Are Smart Glasses? Smart glasses are glasses that incorporate wireless connectivity/Bluetooth and other […]

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Tech Insight : What Is ‘Doxing’?

By cloudss | Sep 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this article we look at what doxing is, the legality of it, some examples of doxing, and we consider what we can do to protect ourselves and our businesses from attack. What Is Doxing? Doxing is a term meaning for dropping (personal) dox where ‘dox’ is a slang term for documents. Doxing is a […]

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Tech Tip – Open Pinned Programs Easily With Keyboard Shortcuts

By cloudss | Sep 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you use certain Windows 10 Microsoft Office programs often, you can pin them to the taskbar and then open them quickly and easily with keyboard shortcuts.  Here’s how: – If you have a program open e.g., Word, hover your mouse over it (in the taskbar), right mouse click and select ‘Pin to taskbar’. Do […]

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