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Featured Article – Medical Apps For Smart Devices

By cloudss | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The global pandemic and news about tracking apps have put health and technology in the spotlight.  With this in mind, here are some examples of medical apps for smart devices and smart health products that involve a link between smart wearables, apps, and other smart products. Just A Look, Not An Endorsement Before we delve […]

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Big Tech Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

By cloudss | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Big companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix have committed to considerable financial support for black-owned businesses as Black Lives Matter gains momentum. Google In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by U.S. police, followed by world-wide support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign, Google has announced a “set of concrete commitments” that are […]

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Custom Backgrounds and Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

By cloudss | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s latest move in the battle between video conferencing and collaborative working online platforms is to add custom background effects and enable live captions. New Features Following on from its original announcement in April about the introduction of pre-selected backgrounds or a blur effect (introduced last year)  in video calls on the platform, Microsoft Teams […]

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After Pressure, Zoom Offers End-To-End Encryption for Everyone

By cloudss | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pressure from privacy group The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Mozilla has led to Zoom offering end-to-end encryption to all its users, not just paying customers. A U-Turn The decision to offer end-to-end encryption to all customers is a U-turn for Zoom. Previously, and after capitalising on the huge surge in numbers of new Zoom customers […]

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Tech Tip – Start Menu Folders

By cloudss | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Windows 10 users can help users to get organised with their current work by creating named Start menu folders that have a group of relevant live app Tiles in them.  Here’s how to create your Start menu folders: – Click on the Start menu (bottom left). – Click and drag the app tiles that you […]

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Featured Article – Facial Recognition Backlash

By cloudss | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The recent killing of George Floyd by U.S. police appears to have been the catalyst for a backlash by tech companies such as Amazon and Microsoft who are banning the police from using facial recognition software until more regulations are in place. Problems Whilst facial recognition technology has benefits in terms of its possible impact […]

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COVID-19 Advances Move To Cashless Society

By cloudss | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A survey has shown how the need for most people to pay using a contactless card in shops, digital/ mobile and online means for purchases during lockdown may have sped up the move towards a cashless future. Survey The survey of 2,000 people, by Nationwide Building Society, showed that the average respondent had gone over […]

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Voice and Contactless Technologies For a Safer Workplace

By cloudss | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

With businesses looking to ensure COVID-safe working conditions, the use of voice and contactless interfaces could help provide safer ways of carrying out daily work tasks. Report A recent report by 451 Research states that technology generally will play a crucial role for businesses continuity post-lockdown and that in the past 2 years (in the […]

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NatWest’s Extra Layer of Behavioural Biometrics Security

By cloudss | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In partnership with Visa, NatWest has added an invisible layer of behavioural biometrics as part of an authentication process that will enable compliance with a new EU regulation. Which Regulation? The Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulation, which is part of the EU’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) comes into force in 2021. The SCA regulation is intended to […]

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Tech Tip – Save Time With Aero Shake

By cloudss | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’ve got a screen full of windows open on Windows 10 and you need to unclutter your screen so you can concentrate on just the one you’re working on, the old ‘Aero Shake’ trick still works and can save time. Here is how to use it: – Left-click on the title bar of the […]

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