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Tech News : Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails

Microsoft's Self-Updating Emails

As part of its roll-out of the collaborative working ‘Loop’ app, Microsoft has announced that as part of its ‘365 Roadmap’, self-updating Loop elements can now be included in Outlook emails. What Is Loop? In November 2021, Microsoft unveiled its ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it described as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with new hybrid working patterns….

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Tech Tip – Personalising News With Widgets

Tech Tip

If you’re finding that you’re keeping up with the news more lately, try using ‘Widgets’ to catch upon the news at a glance in Windows 11. Here’s how: – Sign into your Microsoft account. – To show or hide the widgets board, select the Widgets icon on the taskbar, press the Windows logo key  + W, and click or…

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Tech News : Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

According to new research by a Microsoft program manager, it could take as long as 8 hours, connected to the Internet, for devices to fully download Microsoft updates. The Update Challenge – Time A blog post in Microsoft’s Tech Community by program manager David Guyer, highlighted how one important challenge for Microsoft is trying to understand why Windows devices…

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Tech Tip – How To Run Older Programs Using the Windows 10/11 Compatibility Mode

Tech Tip

If you’d like to run favourite but no longer compatible versions of older programs, apps, and games (legacy software) on Windows 10/11, try using ‘Compatibility Mode’.  Here’s how. To enable legacy software that worked on old versions of Windows on your current Windows 10/11: – In the search box on the taskbar, type the name of the program or…

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

Tech Tip

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”….

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Featured Article : 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…

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