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Tech News : Internet Explorer … Explores No More

Microsoft has announced the retirement of its famous Internet Explorer browser which is now officially out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.  Why?  First announced in May 2021 and after 25+ years) Microsoft has announced that “Internet Explorer (IE) is officially retired and out of support as of today,…
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How to: Find and remove large email attachments using Outlook (Windows)

The use of E-mail to send than just text has increased over the years. Your messages may include attachments ranging from pictures to spreadsheets. These attachments can be quite large, and when added up can greatly increase the size of your mailbox. It’s a good practice to remove large attachments that are no longer required…
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Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Apple, Google and Microsoft have announced that they are joining forces to support a common passwordless sign-in standard that will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure and easy sign-ins across devices and platforms.   The Problem With Password-Only   Relying on password-only authentication is known to present many risks and challenges such as managing multiple…
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Microsoft's Self-Updating Emails

Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails

As part of its roll-out of the collaborative working ‘Loop’ app, Microsoft has announced that as part of its ‘365 Roadmap’, self-updating Loop elements can now be included in Outlook emails. What Is Loop? In November 2021, Microsoft unveiled its ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it described as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with…
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Allow pop-ups and redirects for a specific site in chrome

How to Allow Pop-Ups From a Specific Site in Chrome When Chrome blocks a pop-up from a website, it displays an icon with a red X in the corner of the Omnibox. If you suspect this is an error and want to see pop-ups from this website, click on the icon to see site-specific options, select…
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Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

Tech News : Microsoft Halts Sales In Russia

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Microsoft has suspended all new sales of Microsoft products and services in Russia.   Other Aspects Of Its Business Too   Microsoft has described how it has been “horrified, angered and saddened” by the “unjustified, unprovoked and unlawful invasion by Russia” which has led to its decision to suspend sales to Russia.   In addition…
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Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

Ransomware Study : Most UK Firms Pay

A study by security firm ‘Proofpoint’ has revealed that 82 per cent of UK organisations whose systems were infected by ransomware in 2021 opted to pay the ransom.  Much Higher Than The Global Average  Despite cybersecurity and government agencies warning against paying, Proofpoint’s ‘2022 State of the Phish’ report states that this UK figure for…
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Firms Prepare For The Quantum Apocalypse

Featured Article : Firms Prepare For The ‘Quantum Apocalypse’

In this article, we look at what the ‘quantum apocalypse’ is, and what some businesses are doing to prepare for this threat.  What Is The Quantum Apocalypse?  The so-called ‘quantum apocalypse’ refers to the unspecified point in the future where someone (e.g., threat actors or a foreign power) has a functioning quantum computer that can…
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What Is The Online Safety Bill?

What Is The Online Safety Bill?

Following recent announcements of a toughening-up of the (draft) Online Safety Bill, we look at what the bill is, and what its implications are. What Is The Online Safety Bill For? The UK government’s Online Safety Bill is (draft) legislation that’s designed to place a ‘duty of care’ on internet companies which host user-generated content in…
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Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours Says New Research

According to new research by a Microsoft program manager, it could take as long as 8 hours, connected to the Internet, for devices to fully download Microsoft updates. The Update Challenge – Time A blog post in Microsoft’s Tech Community by program manager David Guyer, highlighted how one important challenge for Microsoft is trying to…
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