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Tech News : Teams App Blocked Emergency Call

Tech News : Teams App Blocked Emergency Call

It was recently discovered that a bug in the Pixel 3 phone meant that users who had the Teams app installed (even though they weren’t logged in) couldn’t call the US emergency 911 number. What Happened? A Reddit user reported that they had needed to call an ambulance for their grandmother who appeared to be having a stroke. The user dialled 911 just by typing…

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Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Julian Assange?

Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Julian Assange?

In this article, we take a look at some of the main details of the case of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, and what can be learned from this ongoing battle between Assange and the US government, whose secrets his website shared. Who Is Julian Assange? Julian Assange is 50-year-old Australian editor, publisher and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. He was born Julian Hawkins in 1971…

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Tech Insight : What Is A Password Manager?

Tech Insight : What Is A Password Manager?

In this tech insight, we look at challenges to using passwords, what password managers are, and why they are still so important. The Limitations and Challenge of Passwords Passwords have long provided a practical way to log in to websites, platforms, apps and other access gateways yet using passwords comes with many limitations and challenges, most of which are around security. These include: Human Limitations…

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Tech News : A Peek at ‘Metaverse’

Tech News : A Peek at ‘Metaverse’

Meta (Facebook) has released a social VR experience called ‘Horizon Worlds’, giving users the first real look at the ‘Metaverse’ described by Mark Zuckerberg in the company’s recent re-brand announcements. What Is Horizon Worlds? Horizon Worlds (which launched via invite-only in beta last year) is a free, virtual space app that has been built with the Horizon creation tools. Users (over 18 and in the…

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Security Stop-Press : Apache Log4j Security Vulnerabilities

Security Stop-Press : Apache Log4j Security Vulnerabilities

The Apache Foundation has released an emergency update for a critical zero-day vulnerability in Log4j. This is a widely used logging tool included in almost every Java application. The problem that the update has been issued to address is that a bug in the Log4j library could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a system that is using Log4j to write out log messages. The…

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Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

If you’d like super-fast and easy way to open the items/programs that are pinned to your Taskbar in Windows 10, here’s how: – Look at the Taskbar and note which number order (left to right) the item/program is that you’d like to open. – Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + [Number key], with the number key corresponding to the position of the pinned program…

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Tech News : World’s First “Living Robots” Can Now Reproduce

Tech News : World’s First “Living Robots” Can Now Reproduce

US-based scientists have reported creating “living robots” that can now re-produce. Next Step From Last Year Last year, a team of US scientists reported creating ‘living robots’ which were actually bundles of stem cells from African clawed frogs. The researchers discovered that they could ‘program’ these cells to accomplish certain tasks, hence the robot comparison. The cells were dubbed ‘robots’ because they could act on…

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Featured Article : A Business Continuity Plan : The Essentials

Featured Article : A Business Continuity Plan : The Essentials

In this article, we take a look at what a Business Continuity Plan is, what it should contain, and why it’s such an important document. Preparing Accepting that the unexpected and disasters will happen (and that you can plan how to maintain business continuity while you deal with them) is an important step in safeguarding your business. Maintaining the ability to ensure that core functions…

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Tech Insight : Email Security

Tech Insight : Email Security

In this tech insight, we take a look at the many threats to email security that businesses face and what businesses can do to mitigate them, together with what help is available to help tackle those threats effectively. Email Accounts For Most Security Breaches Prioritising email security is important because most cyber-security breaches involve email, with social engineering a strongly favoured tactic favoured by cyber-criminals…

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Tech News : Twitter Bans Sharing ‘Private’ Images & Video Without Consent

Tech News : Twitter Bans Sharing ‘Private’ Images & Video Without Consent

In a change to its Private Information Policy, Twitter has banned the sharing of personal media, such as images or videos without the subject’s consent. Why? Twitter says that as part of its ongoing work to align its safety policies with human rights standards, it needs to take action to tackle the possible misuse of media and information that is not available elsewhere online as a tool…

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