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Featured Article – Innovations/Gamechangers to Expect in 2020

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is the time of year for looking ahead to how technology could be affecting and hopefully, enhancing our lives over the coming year and here is a selection of just some of the possible game-changing technological innovations that could be making an impact in 2020. 5G Technologies Technology and communications commentators are saying that […]

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Tracking For People Who Lose Things

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Google Assistant is now supporting Tile’s Bluetooth tracker which means that Tile customers can use a simple voice command to enlist the help of Google Assistant in finding their lost keys, wallet, TV remote control and more. What Is Tile? Tile uses Bluetooth and a phone app to locate physical ‘Tile’ tracking devices of different […]

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WhatsApp Ceases Support For More Old Phone Operating Systems

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

WhatsApp has announced that its messaging app will no longer work on outdated operating systems, which is a change that could affect millions of smartphone users. Android versions 2.3.7 and Older, iOS 8 and Older The change, which took place on February 1, means that WhatsApp has ended support for Android operating system versions 2.3.7 […]

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Business Leaders Lack Vital Digital Skills Says OU Survey

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Open University’s new ‘Leading in a Digital Age’ report highlights a link between improved business performance and leaders who are equipped, through technology training, to manage digital change. Investing In Digital Skills Training The latest version of the annual report, which bases its findings on a survey of 950 CTOs and senior leaders within […]

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Tech Tip – Using WhatsApp On Your PC

By cloudss | Feb 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re working at your PC and you need to access WhatsApp without having to keep looking at your phone, there’s an easy way to use WhatsApp on your PC – here’s how: – Open web.whatsapp.com in a browser. – Open WhatsApp on your phone. – Open the Chats screen, select ‘Menu’, and select ‘WhatsApp […]

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Featured Article – Proposed New UK Law To Cover IoT Security

By cloudss | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has announced that it will soon be preparing new legislation to enforce new standards that will protect users of IoT devices from known hacking and spying risks. IoT Household Gadgets This commitment to legislate leads on from last year’s proposal by then Digital Minister […]

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Life After End-of-Life For Windows 7 Updates

By cloudss | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pressure from die-hard and disgruntled Windows 7 users may have been a factor in Microsoft issuing a second update to its old Windows 7 Operating System, only two weeks after the official end-of-life date of Wednesday 14 January. (Almost) No More Support Microsoft had already made many announcements that support for its Windows 7 Operating […]

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Police Images of Serious Offenders Reportedly Shared With Private Landlord For Facial Recognition Trial

By cloudss | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

There have been calls for government intervention after it was alleged that South Yorkshire Police shared its images of serious offenders with a private landlord (Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield) as part of a live facial recognition trial. The Facial Trial The alleged details of the image-sharing for the trial were brought to the attention […]

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Avast Anti-Virus Is To Close Subsidiary Jumpshot After Browsing Data Selling Privacy Concerns

By cloudss | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Avast, the Anti-virus company, has announced that it will not be providing any more data to, and will be commencing “a wind down” of its subsidiary Jumpshot Inc after a report that it was selling supposedly anonymised data to advertiser third parties that could be linked to individuals. Jumpshot Inc. Jumpshot Inc, founded in 2010, […]

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Tech Tip – Automatic Back-Up

By cloudss | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Keeping a back up of your important folders is vital and you can easily set OneDrive in Windows 10 to make automatic back-ups.  Here’s how: – On the right-hand side of the taskbar, select OneDrive > More > Settings. – On the AutoSave tab, select ‘Update Folders’ and select the folders that you’d like to […]

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