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‘Moore’s Law’ and Business Innovation Challenged By Slow-Down In Rate of Processing Power Growth

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many tech commentators have noted a stagnation or slow-down period in computing related to ‘Moore’s Law’ being challenged, but has the shrinking of transistors within computer chips really hit a wall and what could drive innovation further? What Is Moore’s Law? Moore’s Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, is based on his observation from […]

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Microsoft Edge Gets Business Upgrade

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Billed as “the browser and search engine for business”, Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered version of Edge (and now more serious competitor to Google’s Chrome) is set to be released in January with new business-focused capabilities. Chromium Source Back in December 2018, Microsoft announced that it was adopting the Chromium open source project, which is the web […]

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Tech Tip – Snip & Sketch

By cloudss | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you need to be able to quickly grab areas of your screen, annotate them and share them, Windows 10 has an easy to use Snip & Sketch app. To use Snip & Sketch: – Hold down the Windows key + Shift + S to bring up a snipping toolbar. – Snip the required area […]

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Microsoft Announces New, Integrated ‘Office’ Suite App For Mobile Devices

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that it is working towards the launch of its ‘Office’ mobile app (currently only available in public preview) which integrates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps into a single app. The ‘Office’ Vision Microsoft says that the mobile app, called simply ‘Office’, represents their vision for what a productivity solution would look […]

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Office 365 Voicemail Phishing Scam Warning

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Security company McAfee has reported observing a phishing scam which uses a fake voicemail message to lure victims into entering their Office 365 email credentials into a phishing page. How The Attack Works According to McAfee’s blog, the first step in the phishing scam is the victim being sent an email informing them that they […]

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BBC Puts News On ‘Dark Web Browser’ To Avoid Censorship

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The BBC has announced that it is making its International news website available via the ‘Tor’ browser (usually associated with the ‘dark web’), in order to get around censorship in other countries. Blocking by Some Countries The BBC is concerned that countries including China, Iran and Vietnam have tried to block access to its website […]

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Businesses Not Prepared For IR35 Tax Reforms

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A poll by recruitment firm Hays appears to show a lack of awareness about preparedness for next year’s new IR35 tax reforms for medium-to-larger private sector organisations. What Is IR35? The IR35 tax reform legislation, set to be introduced in April 2020 is designed to stop tax avoidance from ‘disguised employment’, which occurs when self-employed […]

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ICO Warns Police on Facial Recognition

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, has said that the police need to slow down and justify their use of live facial recognition technology (LFR) in order to maintain the right balance in reducing our privacy in order to keep us safe. Serious Concerns Raised The ICO cited how the […]

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Tech Tip – See Your Top Sites

By cloudss | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you need to be able to quickly see and access any of your top 25 most visited websites, there’s an easy way to display this list in Windows 10 on the taskbar or Start menu. – Right-click the Microsoft Edge icon to display the Jump List of your top 25 websites. – Click on […]

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