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Featured Article : Google Killing 3rd Party Cookies

By cloudss | Mar 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

As Google has announced an end to third-party cookies, we look at the issues that have led to the decision, and at what may replace these cookies. The Difference Between First and Third-Party Cookies A cookie is a piece of code (used for tracking) that takes the form of a small text file that is […]

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AI ‘LitterCam’ Targets Motorists Who Throw Rubbish From Cars

By cloudss | Mar 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

The first UK pilot scheme using CCTV to specifically target motorists who throw litter from their cars will shortly begin in Maidstone, Kent. LitterCam The Maidstone Borough Council is enlisting the help of LitterCam technology, which uses AI to remotely detect vehicle-based littering, and number plate recognition to identify cars involved in littering. LitterCam is […]

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UK’s First Till-less ‘Walk Out’ Shop

By cloudss | Mar 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Amazon has opened its first ‘no-till, just walk out’ grocery store in London where customers are automatically billed on exiting the store. Frictionless The new Amazon Fresh store offers a “frictionless” experience to shoppers as they are given what feels like an incredible level of trust and hopefully save time in the shop thanks to […]

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Microsoft’s ‘Teams Connect’ Challenges Slack

By cloudss | Mar 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

New features for Microsoft’s Teams include cross-organisation channel sharing called ‘Teams Connect’ that has been likened to a very similar feature in Slack. Announced at Ignite At Microsoft’s ‘Ignite’ annual conference, held online this year, Microsoft announced a number of new collaborative working features for its Teams platform. Microsoft Teams Connect One key new feature […]

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Tech Tip – Organising Files Using ‘Libraries’

By cloudss | Mar 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you would like a quick and easy way to bring all relevant files from different drives into one virtual folder that you can search at one time, use the Windows 10 ‘Libraries’ feature. Here’s how: – Go to/open File Explorer. – If ‘Libraries’ isn’t listed e.g., under ‘This PC’, right mouse click in the […]

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Featured Article: What is Clubhouse?

By cloudss | Mar 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

With ‘audio-only’, social media app Clubhouse starting to hit the news after its launch one year ago, we take a look at exactly what it is and why you might consider using it. What Is It? Clubhouse is an invitation-only iPhone app where users can set-up their own (or join other users’) virtual public or […]

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Get Paid By Your ‘Super Followers’ on Twitter

By cloudss | Mar 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Twitter has announced that it will soon launch a ‘Super Follow’ feature where account holders can charge their followers for access to exclusive content such as newsletters, videos and deals. What is ‘Super Follow’? The Super Follow feature, which was announced in an investor presentation last week, will allow Popular Twitter users to charge a […]

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Google Alerts Used In Malware Scam

By cloudss | Mar 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that hackers have been able to spread malware using fake news stories via the Google Alerts service. Google Alerts Launched in 2003, Google Alerts is Google’s content change detection and notification service which sends emails to a user when it finds new results (e.g. web pages, newspaper articles, blogs) that match […]

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More Remote Workers Trusting Mobile Data For Important ‘Stuff’

By cloudss | Mar 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

New research from O2 (conducted online by YouGov) shows that more remote workers are switching to mobile data to stay online and avoid connectivity issues. Switching The survey, involving more than 4,000 adults (1,351 of whom were working from home) showed that nearly half (47 per cent) were experiencing stress from connectivity issues and that […]

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Tech Tip – Autofill and Sync Passwords

By cloudss | Mar 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re a Microsoft Windows user and you’d like to avoid the hassle of remembering and typing your passwords across devices and platforms, Autofill can do it for you as it is now being rolled out with the Microsoft Authenticator app, and as an Autofill extension on Google Chrome. Here’s how to use it:Autofill will […]

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