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Practice PowerPoint Presentations … Anywhere!

By cloudss | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that its PowerPoint Presenter Coach is now available on all platforms. Presenter Coach Presenter Coach, first introduced in PowerPoint for the web, helps the user to practice their presentation skills. The app utilises AI to give users useful feedback on their pace, use of monotone pitch, use of filler words, poor grammar, […]

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Live Captions Expanded To Chrome Web Browser

By cloudss | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Google’s real-time Live Captions feature is now available to anyone using a Chrome web browser instead of just for Pixel phone users. Live Captions Live Captions is an accessibility feature that uses machine learning to generate (on-device) real-time captions for videos or audio. The feature enables those in a noisy environment, trying to keep the […]

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Ransomware Payouts Tripled Last Year

By cloudss | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ransomware Threat Report 2021 from Unit 42 shows that the average amount paid by ransomware victims tripled from 2019 to 2020. Ransomware Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts the important files on a computer and the user (often a business/organisation) is given a ransom demand, the payment of which should mean that […]

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Featured Article: How Search Engines Are Dealing With Fake News

By cloudss | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fake news has become pernicious and widespread so in this article, we look at how the search engines are facing up to the enormous challenge of separating the real from the fake. Challenges Those trying to combat the spread of fake news face a common set of challenges, such as those identified by CEO of […]

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Tech Tip – How To Wipe Your Phone Or Laptop Before Selling It

By cloudss | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you would like to sell a phone, laptop, tablet, or other device, but would like to know how to completely wipe it first, here’s how: Firstly, make sure you’ve backed up things like your photos, other important files, and WhatsApp chats. Next: Windows Laptops – Type “Reset” into the Start search box and select […]

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Tech Insight: Are Macs Really More Secure Than PCs?

By cloudss | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Apple Macs have long had a reputation for being more secure than PCs but where does this idea come from and is it really the case? How Did It Start? Apple itself supported the idea that Macs didn’t get computer viruses until (in 2012) it was noted that the claim was removed from its “Why You’ll […]

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Two ISPs Helped Secret Government Web Spying

By cloudss | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Using the Investigatory Powers Act of 2016, it has been reported that a recent government test of tracking users’ web histories has been helped by two ISPs. The Investigatory Powers Act The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (also known as the ‘Snooper’s Charter’) became law in the UK in November 2016. It was designed to extend […]

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Remote Working, The New Norm. Er, Is It?

By cloudss | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

After Liz Truss’s (the UK’s Minister for Women and Equalities) suggestion that flexible working should be standard appeared at odds with the Prime Minister’s views, will remote working be the new norm … or not? February – The Prime Minister In February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said (while on a rail industry conference video call) […]

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Featured Article: Getting The Most From Spotify

By cloudss | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you like the streaming music platform Spotify and sound quality is really important to you, here are some ideas and tips for how to get the best listening experience. Disclaimer Firstly, the disclaimer.  This article in no way endorses, recommends, or favours Spotify over the many other audio streaming services that are available such […]

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Tech Tip – Open All Tabs At Once

By cloudss | Mar 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re using Microsoft’s Edge browser, a handy organising feature means that you can easily get a full, instant view of every window you have open and quickly tab between them. Here’s how: Press Alt + Tab. Holding down Alt, click Tab to move between the windows and to select the one you want. To […]

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