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Sustainability : Is Renting An Escooter Really A Green Option?

With some research now showing that rental escooters haven’t reduced carbon emissions in cities, we look at whether they are as green an option as you may think.  US Research  2019 US research (Hollingsworth, Copeland, Johnson) showed that shared, dockless stand-up rental electric scooters produce 202 grams of CO2 per passenger mile over their lifecycle, which is actually more than an electric…

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Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone and Camera  David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, highlighted the new privacy feature in a recent tweet, saying: “New…

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Tech Tip – How To Colour Code Your Outlook Calendar

Tech Tip

If you’d like to get more at-a-glance organisation and track all items related to a project or task in your Microsoft Outlook calendar, colour-coding can help. Here’s how to add it: – From the main calendar view, right click on an appointment, meeting, or event in your calendar, select ‘Categorize’ and select a colour category. – From an open…

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Featured Article : Internet Explorer is Dead. Long Live The King?

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has been retired after 27 years and here we take a brief look back over its history and why it fell behind competitors before being succeeded by Microsoft Edge.  It Came From ‘Mosaic’  Microsoft first launched its Internet Explorer (IE) browser in 1995. The browser was built under license to Microsoft using the code from…

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Tech News : Internet Explorer … Explores No More

Internet Explorer ... Explores No More

Microsoft has announced the retirement of its famous Internet Explorer browser which is now officially out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.  Why?  First announced in May 2021 and after 25+ years) Microsoft has announced that “Internet Explorer (IE) is officially retired and out of support as of today, June 15, 2022”. Microsoft’s blog…

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Security-Stop-Press : Microsoft Office Users Warned About Word Malware Scam

Cybersecurity expert, Kevin Beaumont, has warned Microsoft Office users about a scam that uses a hole in a Microsoft Word. The scam, dubbed “Follina”, involves cybercriminals leveraging a Windows utility called msdt.exe to cause victims to download a malware-loaded Word file. The malware could allow attackers to run arbitrary code, install programs, change or delete data, or create new…

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Tech News : New Microsoft Update Enables ‘Reactions’ In Outlook

Tech News : New Microsoft Update Enables 'Reactions' In Outlook

With the next update, as part of Microsoft’s 365 roadmap, Outlook users will soon be able to ‘react’ to Outlook emails without sending or receiving incremental emails.  Like Emojis  The Microsoft ‘Reactions’ feature will enable Outlook users to choose a thumbs up, laugh, heart, celebrate, or shed a tear reaction to emails. As well as applying their own ‘sentiment’, users…

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Tech Tip – Windows 11 : Customise Your Touchscreen Keyboard

Tech tip

If you have a touchscreen PC, Windows 11 gives you the option to customise the touch keyboard with different colours and themes. Here’s how: – To enable the touch keyboard in the first place, right-click the taskbar and select ‘Taskbar settings’.  – Click on ‘Touch keyboard’ to turn it on. – To customise the touch keyboard, press the ‘Windows’…

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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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