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Security Stop-Press : Phishing And Malware Threat Though Google Docs Flaw

Security Stop-Press : Phishing And Malware Threat Though Google Docs Flaw

Email security specialists Avanan have reported that hackers have been leveraging the comment feature in Google Docs to target primarily Outlook users. The attack works by hackers adding a comment to a Google Doc mentioning the target with an @. This automatically sends an email from Google to that target person’s inbox which contains bad links to malware or phishing sites. To protect themselves, users…

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Tech Tip – 3 Top Google Maps Tricks To Try

Tech Tip – 3 Top Google Maps Tricks To Try

The Google Maps mobile app now has many useful and surprising features. Here are 3 top Google Maps tips you may like to try: 1. Remember Where You Parked – When using Google Maps on Android, on reaching your destination, tap the blue location dot. – Select ‘Save your parking,’ which adds a label to the Maps app, identifying where you parked. – Tap that…

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Tech News : Shocking Suggestion From Alexa

Tech News : Shocking Suggestion From Alexa

A mother took to Twitter to complain that Alexa had suggested to her 10-year-old daughter that she play a game that involves touching the prongs of a live plug with a penny! Playing The mother, Kristin Livdahl (of Minnesota, USA), was reported to have been doing physical challenges indoors on Boxing Day with her 10-year-old daughter because of inclement weather outside, when her daughter asked Alexa, via…

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Tech News : Fewer and Less At CES

Tech News : Fewer and Less At CES

It has been reported that the rapid spread of Omicron has led to more tech companies cancelling in-person appearances at January’s CES® technology industry trade show. CES® CES® is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association which is due to take place in Las Vegas 5 – 8 January. Due to Covid, last year’s CES® was held as a virtual event instead. Some Big Names…

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Featured Article : Wonders of OneNote

Featured Article : Wonders of OneNote

In this article, we look at what OneNote is and what it can do, plus we look at some of the competing programs available. OneNote Microsoft’s OneNote is a cross-functional notebook app/note-taking program that is part of the Microsoft Office Suite, along with programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. OneNote can be used for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Users can create multiple ‘notebooks’…

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Tech Insight : What Is DuckDuckGo?

Tech Insight : What Is DuckDuckGo?

In this tech insight, we look at what DuckDuckGo is, what features it offers, and why businesses may consider using it. DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo is a privacy-centred search engine / privacy browsing app, which is available as a download for mobile devices and a Chrome extension. The company, founded in 2008, also plans to launch a desktop browser for macOS laptops and desktops soon. Most Downloaded…

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Security Stop-Press : Beware Of ‘Child In Need’ WhatsApp Scam

Security Stop-Press : Beware Of ‘Child In Need’ WhatsApp Scam

Action Fraud and WhatsApp have warned people to be on the lookout for a ‘child in need’ scam operating in the UK that has recently resulted in parents being conned out of £50,000. The con involves scammers targeting parents via WhatsApp, claiming to be one of their children and using different excuses to ask for a transfer of money e.g., the need to pay a…

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Tech Tip – How To Run Older Programs Using the Windows 10/11 Compatibility Mode

Tech Tip – How To Run Older Programs Using the Windows 10/11 Compatibility Mode

If you’d like to run favourite but no longer compatible versions of older programs, apps, and games (legacy software) on Windows 10/11, try using ‘Compatibility Mode’.  Here’s how. To enable legacy software that worked on old versions of Windows on your current Windows 10/11: – In the search box on the taskbar, type the name of the program or app you want. – Select and…

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Tech News : TikTok More Popular Than Google

Tech News : TikTok More Popular Than Google

Cloudflare’s Radar, which monitors Web traffic, has revealed that TikTok has now overtaken Google to become the world’s most popular online destination. TikTok Cloudflare has reported that back in 2020, the google.com domain was the undefeated leader in its ranking and was top from September to December, whereas TikTok.com was only ranked #7 or #8. TikTok first grabbed the top spot as the no.1 global…

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Tech News : Control Incoming Calls With Google Voice

Tech News : Control Incoming Calls With Google Voice

Google has announced that users of its Google Voice service can now set custom rules for how incoming calls are handled. What Is Google Voice? The ‘Google Voice’ service allocates users a phone number for calls, texts, and voicemails. This number can be used for domestic and international calls from a web browser, or mobile device. Users in the US can choose their own number….

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