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Featured Article: 2020’s Big Tech Story Round-Up

By cloudss | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

As 2020 draws to a close, here is look back of some of the biggest tech stories and issues in the year that was dominated by the effects of a global pandemic. Disastrous The shocking death toll and infection rates, the lockdowns, hardship, and job losses for large numbers of the population, huge pressure on […]

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Microsoft’s New Password Manager Works Across Multiple Devices and Browsers

By cloudss | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that its new Authenticator App will also work as a password manager which will allow passwords to be synced across desktop and mobile devices (iOS and Android) as well as Edge and Google Chrome browsers. Free Authenticator The free Microsoft Authenticator app is currently only available as a public preview version in […]

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Voice and Video Calls For WhatsApp Next Year

By cloudss | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that Facebook’s WhatsApp will be introducing voice and video calling to its WhatsApp Web desktop version next year. Pandemic Boosted Demand WhatsApp, which has around 2 billion users globally, is currently used mainly for personal calls in addition to text chat, sending videos and photos. The need for businesses to enable […]

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Personal Data Security Given Low Priority By Christmas Online Shoppers

By cloudss | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A survey commissioned by PCI Pal® shows that Christmas online shoppers appear to be more concerned about prices and the speed and cost of deliveries than the security of their personal data. Priority Ranking The survey asked 2,002 online shopper adults aged 18-65 in the UK to rank purchase factors such as the price of goods, […]

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Tech Tip – Stop Videos From Automatically Playing

By cloudss | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Windows 10, using Microsoft Edge, here’s how you can block annoying autoplay ads and videos on a web page: – Click on the 3 dots (top right) and select ‘Settings’. – Select ‘Cookies and site permissions’ (middle of the left-hand menu). – Scroll down to ‘Media Autoplay’ and set to ‘Limit’. – Refresh the […]

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Featured Article: How To Stay Safe This Christmas

By cloudss | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Christmas just around the corner here are some suggestions for how you and your loved ones can stay safe online over this festive period and beyond. The Shift Online The pandemic has prompted a huge shift online this year for work and now, with the second wave in full flight, for online shopping. Back […]

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IR35 Tax Status Checker Tool Problems For 20 Percent of Users

By cloudss | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Doubt has again been cast on the effectiveness of HMRC’s IR35 tax status checker tool after news that it failed to provide a response in nearly 20 per cent of cases. IR35 The IR35 tax reform legislation that is designed to stop tax avoidance from ‘disguised employment’, which occurs when self-employed contractors set up their […]

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Hyundai Buying Robot Company

By cloudss | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

South Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Group, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in robot maker Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics Boston Dynamics, which is currently owned by Tokyo-based multinational conglomerate holding company Softbank Group Corp., is an American engineering and robotics design company founded in 1992 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of […]

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Google’s DeepMind AI Makes Dramatic Breakthrough

By cloudss | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Google’s DeepMind AI machine learning program has solved a genetic protein challenge, the result of will dramatically change biology and could bring many medical benefits. The Challenge Proteins are the building blocks of cells and, for more than half a century, scientists have been trying to find a way to accurately predict the 3D shape […]

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Tech Tip – Faster Startup

By cloudss | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

If your computer’s getting a little slow and you would like to save time by having a faster computer startup with Windows 10 by trimming down the number of programs that try to load on startup, here’s how: – Go to Settings > Apps > Startup. – Look at the list of programs, whether they’re […]

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