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Featured Article: Domain Security

By cloudss | Oct 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

After a recent report found that poor domain security has left most Global 2000 companies vulnerable to the threats of phishing and brand abuse, we take a closer look at domain security and how businesses can maximise their protection against popular threats. CSC Research – Domains Dangerously Under-Protected Recent research by US-based CSC, which describes […]

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Tech Insight : QR Codes … A Security Risk?

By cloudss | Oct 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this tech-insight, we take a look at what QR codes are used for, review some well-known security risks, and outline what action you can take to protect yourself from malicious QR codes. Quick Response (QR) Codes A QR code is a machine-readable (e.g., by smartphones), matrix barcode invented in 1994 by the Japanese Toyota […]

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Tech News : Amazon To Start Selling Cyber Insurance

By cloudss | Oct 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Amazon has entered the B2B insurance market through a partnership with Superscript and is offering cyber insurance to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. Cyber Insurance? Cyber insurance protects businesses (and individuals providing services for businesses) by helping with the compensation costs that can arise from Internet-based risks and handling data. For example, businesses may […]

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Tech News : Networks Angered By Ofcom’s Openreach Decision

By cloudss | Oct 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Independent broadband network providers (altnets) have been angered by Ofcom’s decision to take no action over anti-competition concerns about (BT) Openreach’s “Equinox” offer. What Is Equinox? The Equinox Offer from BT’s Openreach essentially proposes that big ISPs can buy discounted wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products. Openreach’s Equinox Offer gives ISPs (e.g., TalkTalk or Sky) cheaper/discounted […]

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Tech Tip – Scheduling Emails in Outlook

By cloudss | Oct 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re working late/early/at weekends but you’d like your emails to be sent on the right day/time in the working week, or perhaps to catch the recipient just when you know they’re returning to the office, you can schedule your emails on Outlook.  Here’s how: – After you’ve finished writing your email in Outlook, go […]

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Tech News : Laser Broadband Success

By cloudss | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alphabet subsidiary X, the Moonshot Factory’s ‘Project Taara’ is claiming 99.9 per cent uptime within the first 20 days of a light beam/laser broadband project. What Is It? Laser-based broadband uses wireless optical communications (WOC), which has been described as “like fibre, but without the cables”.  In short, invisible beams of light, about the width of […]

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Tech News : Loss of a Legend : Sir Clive Sinclair

By cloudss | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The inventor, innovator, EV pioneer (with the C5), electronics and tech businessman Sir Clive Sinclair died recently, aged 81. Circuit Design Born in Richmond, Surrey in 1940, and knighted in 1983 for his contributions to the UK’s computer industry, Sir Clive Sinclair started out by designing a circuit for a DIY kit radio (while studying […]

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Featured Article: The Big Switch-Off

By cloudss | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this article, we look at some of the key issues surrounding the planned 2025 PSTN switch-off, the move to VoIP, and what options businesses have going forward. What’s Happening? Back in April, BT Openreach announced that starting from the end of this year (and finishing in 2025), it will be “switching off the UK telephone […]

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Tech Insight : What Are Foldable Phones?

By cloudss | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone being the latest foldable phone in the spotlight, we take a closer look at what foldable phones are, their advantages, their disadvantages, and likely future development. Foldable As the name suggests, foldable phones have either a flexible screen, with a hinge that bisects the handset/device so that the […]

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Tech Tip – Stopping Distracting Ads In YouTube

By cloudss | Sep 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’d like a fast and easy way to remove the distractions of ads popping up in and around the frame when watching YouTube videos, here’s how: – Select any video on YouTube. – Insert “_popup” between the word “watch” and the question mark the in YouTube URL and click on enter. – You can now watch […]

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