Category Archives: Software


Tech Insight : How To Check Your VPN

Tech Insight : How To Check Your VPN

In this article, we take a look at some of the ways users can assess how good their VPN really is. What Is A VPN? A ‘Virtual Private Network’ (VPN) is used to keep internet activity private, evade censorship / maintain net neutrality and use public Wi-Fi securely (e.g., avoid threats such as ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks). A VPN achieves this by diverting a user’s traffic via…

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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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Tech Insight : What Was New at CES?

Tech Insight : What Was New at CES?

In this tech insight, we take a look at a selection of the latest B2B and B2C tech products and gadgets on show at the recent CES® tech trade show. Examples The more business-focused devices, hardware and software on show included: Laptops And Other Devices As you may expect, many new laptops and other devices were unveiled at CES®. These included new EliteBook 605 Series…

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Tech Insight : How To Know If Someone Has Read Your Email?

Tech Insight : How To Know If Someone Has Read Your Email?

In this tech insight, we take a look at the better-known ways of being able to tell if someone has read your email. The Usual Suspects The main ways to tell if a person has read your email include: – Request a read receipt when you compose the email.  The read receipt is then sent to you as an email with the time and date of when…

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Pesky Pop-Ups!

Pesky Pop-Ups!

In this article, we look at some of the pop-ups that users find most annoying, some of the issues around them, and how users can minimise the annoyance and interruption from them. Pop Up Ads Pop-up (adverts) refer to online advertising that takes the form of an interruptive graphical user interface display area that suddenly appears in the foreground and is used to drive traffic…

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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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Tech News : One-Third Of UK Employees Being Remotely Monitored By The Boss

Tech News : One-Third Of UK Employees Being Remotely Monitored By The Boss

A Prospect trade union poll has revealed that 32 per cent of UK workers are being remotely monitored and tracked by employers. Big Rise The poll also shows a rise in the number of employees under remote surveillance that’s up from a quarter (24 per cent) from just 6 months ago in April. This includes a doubling of the usage of camera monitoring in people’s…

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Tech News : Hybrid Working Results In Move Off-Premise For Tech Infrastructure

Tech News : Hybrid Working Results In Move Off-Premise For Tech Infrastructure

Research by Zen Internet has revealed that hybrid working is causing businesses to question whether they now need enough on-premise tech infrastructure to support a full capacity office. Most Business Have Hybrid Working Plan The research conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Zen Internet showed that 93 per cent of businesses already have a hybrid working plan in place to enable employees to work remotely,…

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Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Here’s how to use the Reading Pane and Spacebar in Outlook to sort through your daily emails more quickly: – In Outlook, select “View” and “Reading Pane.” – Select the Reading Pane to sit on the right-hand side. – Select the top email in your inbox. – Press the Spacebar so that Reading Pane will scroll down to reveal the lower section of your email…

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Tech Insight : WAP … WEP … What ???

Tech Insight : WAP … WEP … What ???

In this tech insight, we take a brief look at the WEP and WAP security protocols, and what happened to them. What Is WAP? Developed by Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Unwired Planet, and introduced back in 1999, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) was a security standard for devices with a wireless Internet connection on a mobile network. It was designed to create interoperability between WAP equipment…

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