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

By cloudss | Dec 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 is then sent to you […]

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Featured Article : Digital Markets Act Could Protect Whistleblowers

By cloudss | Dec 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The EU’s adoption of a proposal on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on Tuesday not only offers the potential to help tackle the market dominance of big tech businesses but could also protect whistleblowers. What Is The Digital Markets Act? Currently at the proposal stage, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) from the European Commission is […]

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Tech News : Hamster Crypto-Croaks

By cloudss | Dec 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 German lecturer and prototyping specialist duo who set out to demonstrate the randomness […]

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Tech News : Self-Powered Mobile Masts Could Beat Remote Off-Grid Challenges

By cloudss | Dec 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vodafone’s announcement that it aims to deploy self-powered ‘Eco-Tower’ mobile masts across the UK could mean connections for remote areas as well as environmental benefits. Wind and Solar Powered The new masts will be self-powered, using wind turbine technology, combined with new solar and battery technologies developed through Vodafone working with renewable energy technology specialist Crossflow […]

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Tech Tip – Using Windows ‘Hello’ For Easier and Safer Device Sign-In

By cloudss | Dec 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Hello offers a way for Windows 10/11 users to get a more personal (and secure) way to instantly access Windows 10 devices using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint. Here’s how to set it up: – In your device, Select “Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options”. – Select “Manage how you sign […]

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Tech News : Apple’s New ‘Business Essentials’

By cloudss | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 Essentials’ has been designed to make it easy to manage every aspect of the Apple devices […]

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Tech News : Apple Introduces “Self-Service Repair”, Starting With iPhone 12 and iPhone 13

By cloudss | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

‘Right to repair’ campaigners finally had something to celebrate last week as Apple announced its “self-service repair” programme, aimed at “customers who are comfortable with completing their own repairs.” Initial Phase Apple says that the initial phase of the programme, beginning in the US early next year, will be for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, […]

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

By cloudss | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 Musk, is the CEO, early investor and Product Architect of […]

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Featured Article : Pesky Pop-Ups!

By cloudss | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 interruptive graphical user interface display area that suddenly […]

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Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

By cloudss | Nov 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

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. – Scroll to the ‘Web browser’ section and […]

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