Category Archives: Microsoft


Featured Article : Microsoft’s March Commercial Price Rises

Featured Article : Microsoft’s March Commercial Price Rises

With Microsoft poised to increase its first substantive commercial pricing increase for Microsoft 365 since the company launched Office 365 a decade ago, we take a look at the added benefits and value and the justification behind the price changes. Six Months Ago Microsoft made its official announcements about which prices it would change and by how much back in August 2021. The new prices…

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Tech Tip – Making Your Browser Remember Your Passwords

Tech Tip – Making Your Browser Remember Your Passwords

Your browser may have a Password Manager but sometimes an issue (e.g., conflicting extensions) may cause the browser not to save or remember your passwords. Here’s how to fix the issue for popular browsers Chrome and Edge: For Google Chrome: – Open the Chrome menu (the three dots top right) and select ‘Settings’. – Select ‘Autofill’ on the sidebar. – Choose the option labelled ‘Passwords’…

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Featured Article : A 21 Shortcut-Key Salute

Featured Article : A 21 Shortcut-Key Salute

A knowledge of keyboard shortcuts in Windows can save time and help users to make the most of the many helpful features of their operating system. With this in mind, and with 2021 coming to a close, here are 21 helpful keyboard shortcuts to take into the coming year. 1. Use Win + V to copy multiple snippets to the clipboard and paste them as…

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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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Tech Tip – Using Windows ‘Hello’ For Easier and Safer Device Sign-In

Tech Tip – Using Windows ‘Hello’ For Easier and Safer Device Sign-In

Microsoft Hello offers a way for Windows 10/11 users to get a more personal (and secure) way to instantly access Windows 10 devices using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint. Here’s how to set it up: – In your device, Select “Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options”. – Select “Manage how you sign in to your device”. There are three choices to sign…

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Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

If you’d like to change your default Windows 10 web browser from Edge to Chrome or Opera, here’s how: – In the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Settings’ or type ‘Settings’ in the Windows search field. – In ‘Settings’, select ‘Apps’, and select ‘Default apps’ on the sidebar. – Scroll to the ‘Web browser’ section and select ‘Microsoft Edge’. – Choose which browser you’d like to…

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Featured Article : Facebook (Meta) To Integrate Workplace With Microsoft Teams

Featured Article : Facebook (Meta) To Integrate Workplace With Microsoft Teams

Facebook/Meta has announced that it is integrating Workplace with Microsoft’s collaboration app Teams to enable users to share information more easily between the two platforms. What Is Workplace? First announced in 2016, originally Facebook’s internal messaging board, and formerly known as ‘Facebook At Work’, Workplace is the work-focused version of Facebook’s social app. The app is a communication tool that connects everyone in a company,…

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Tech News : Microsoft Unveils ‘Loop’ Collaborative App

Tech News : Microsoft Unveils ‘Loop’ Collaborative App

Microsoft has unveiled the new ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it describes as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with new hybrid working patterns. Background Microsoft says that the new app is part of a “reimagining” of Office, and a response to the new opportunities created by new (hybrid) working patterns that can make Office more of a universal, interactive canvas for creators of all kinds. Loop…

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Tech News : Insiders Testing Android Apps On Windows 11

Tech News : Insiders Testing Android Apps On Windows 11

Microsoft has announced that the first preview of Android apps on Windows 11 is now available, albeit currently for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. Others to follow. 50 Apps To Try Microsoft says that it has partnered with Amazon and popular app developers to curate 50 apps for those on the Windows Insiders program to test and validate across a broad…

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Tech Tip – Scheduling Emails in Outlook

Tech Tip – Scheduling Emails in Outlook

If you’re working late/early/at weekends but you’d like your emails to be sent on the right day/time in the working week, or perhaps to catch the recipient just when you know they’re returning to the office, you can schedule your emails on Outlook.  Here’s how: – After you’ve finished writing your email in Outlook, go to the ‘Send’ Button. – Click on the downward arrow…

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