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Tech News : WhatsApp Rolls-Out Emojis and Sharing Of Files Over 2GB

Tech News : WhatsApp Rolls-Out Emojis and Sharing Of Files Over 2GB

Following last month’s announcement, Meta’s WhatsApp is rolling-out emojis and the ability to share files within WhatsApp up to 2GB in size.  Communities  The new features are being added as part of WhatsApp’s “vision for Communities” where the idea is to “help people have the next best thing to an in-person conversation when they want to talk to an individual or a…

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Tech Insight : Ereaders? Amazon, Kobo …And The Others

Tech Insight : Ereaders? Amazon, Kobo ...And The Others

In this insight, we look what ereaders are, their strengths and weaknesses, and popular makes and models.  Ereaders  Ereaders / e-book readers / e-book devices are mobile electronic devices that look similar to tablets and are designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books, newspapers and magazines which the user downloads to the device. Ereaders mostly have ‘electronic…

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Featured Article: Who Accepts CryptoCoins Now?

Featured Article: Who Accepts CryptoCoins Now?

With its volatile past and with a recent survey showing that almost one-third of US small businesses now accept them as payment, we look who accepts CryptoCoins in payment for goods and services.  Cryptocurrencies  CryptoCoins / cryptocurrencies are a digital or virtual currencies, secured by cryptography and with no central issuing or regulating authority. Instead, cryptocurrencies use a decentralised…

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Tech News : ICANN’T Delete Russian Domains

Tech News : ICANN'T Delete Russian Domains

ICANN, the US-based non-profit organisation responsible for overseeing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) has turned down a request by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister to revoke Russian domain names.  The Request  In a published response from Göran Marby, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) he outlined what Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister (and…

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Sustainability : Using Bubbles To Fight Plastic Pollution

Sustainability : Using Bubbles To Fight Plastic Pollution

A fast-growing Amsterdam-based start-up, The Great Bubble Barrier, as the name suggests has created a barrier that used bubbles to stop plastic waste from entering and to remove plastic from waterways.   Most Plastic Travels Via Rivers And Canals  Each year, up to 80 per cent of the 8 million tons of plastic reaching the ocean first flow along rivers…

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Security Stop-Press : Scam Warning – Fake Charity Websites

The FCA Warns About Screen-Sharing Threat

A warning has been issued by the BBC, following its own investigation, to beware of the hundreds of fake charity websites that have now been set up by scammers to trick people into donating money to the people and the military of Ukraine. Some have even been using well known charity brands such as ‘Save the Children’. The advice is…

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Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Gmail Account

Tech tip

If, like many people, you have a Gmail account that contains all manner of important personal and / or business emails, Gmail’s ‘Takeout’ feature provides a handy way to back them up. Here’s how to use it: – Log in to your Google and go to Gmail. – Click on the profile icon (top right) and select ‘Manage Your…

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Tech News : Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Tech News : 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 passwords being cumbersome for…

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Tech News : New Powers So UK Regulator Can Hold Big Tech Firms To Account

Tech News : New Powers So UK Regulator Can Hold Big Tech Firms To Account

The UK government has announced that it is giving statutory powers to the new Digital Markets Unit (DMU) regulator to enforce pro-competition rules and protect users from the “unfair practices” of big tech companies.  New Watchdog To Prevent Abuse of Market Power  Following a consultation in July 2021, the government says that it is giving statutory powers to its…

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Featured Article: Tracking What Happens To Attachments After They’re Sent

Featured Article: Tracking What Happens To Attachments After They're Sent

In this article, we look at how there are several risks and challenges associated with sending email attachments, how businesses can track emails, and about a new product that could allow greater visibility and control of what happens to email attachments after they’ve been sent.  What Happens When Emails With Attachments Are Sent?  Modern email systems use the MIME…

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