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Tech News : MEPs Seek Ban On Public Biometric Surveillance

Following the recent leak of an EU draft of rules for applying to AI, 40 MEPs have called for a ban on the use of facial recognition and other types of biometric surveillance in public places. Draft Rules The leaked draft rules by EU lawmakers to regulate the use of AI prompted the MEPs to … Continue reading Tech News : MEPs Seek Ban On Public Biometric Surveillance


Tech Tip – Creating An Email List In Outlook

If you’d like a quick and easy way to regularly email group of contacts (e.g. work colleagues or suppliers), Outlook gives you the ability to create a Distribution List (or Contact Group in 365). Here’s how it works: For Outlook Online – Log into outlook.com or select Outlook from the app launcher. – On the … Continue reading Tech Tip – Creating An Email List In Outlook


Featured Article : Employee Exit

When employees leave a business or organisation, there are many actions that need to be taken to maintain security. Here’s a summary of some of them in relation to the health and continuity of the business and to fulfil legal and stakeholder responsibilities. Different Reasons, Same Actions Members of organisations inevitably change over time. They … Continue reading Featured Article : Employee Exit


Tech insight: What is happening about the huge Facebook data leak?

Facebook has recently informed over 530 million users that, in 2019, they were exposed to a data breach. The criticism that followed has prompted some to ask: what is happening?  What data breach?  The details of 530 million Facebook users were reportedly exposed on a hacker’s forum. The data breach included phone numbers, Facebook IDs, names, and … Continue reading Tech insight: What is happening about the huge Facebook data leak?


Tech news: Microsoft and LinkedIn’s new features to help UK jobseekers

People across the UK have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic. However, new features from Microsoft’s LinkedIn could help the country’s jobseekers.  The challenge for jobseekers  Many LinkedIn users may find themselves in the unemployment battlefield, trying to stand out from the rest. They may be capable of fulfilling job roles but may not have all the … Continue reading Tech news: Microsoft and LinkedIn’s new features to help UK jobseekers


Tech News : Liquid Cooling To Maintain Microsoft’s Data Centres

Huge demands on Microsoft’s data centre servers, partly driven by a surge in Microsoft Teams user numbers has led to the tech giant opting for liquid-immersion cooling. The Challenge Microsoft has recognised that it has now come up against the slowdown of Moore’s Law as transistor widths have shrunk to atomic scales and are reaching … Continue reading Tech News : Liquid Cooling To Maintain Microsoft’s Data Centres


Tech Tip – Free Ways to Share Photos

We all take lots of photos with our smartphones, so here is a selection of some of the best free places to share (and back up) photos. – Google Photos. Just having a Gmail account gives access to this service you can share photos with family, friends, or teammates, create albums, and grant access to … Continue reading Tech Tip – Free Ways to Share Photos


One Year of Working from Home

On March 23 2020, a national lockdown was imposed in the UK to help combat coronavirus. A year later, Jonathan Smy from SMY IT Services, takes a moment to reflect on what has been a very challenging 12 months for us all. It’s been an unprecedented year – a word that has been used time … Continue reading One Year of Working from Home


Featured Article : Risks or Benefits of Charging Devices Overnight?

Many of us charge phones and laptops overnight but is this good for the battery and is it potentially dangerous, and how can we safely get the most from our device batteries? Batteries Smartphone and laptop batteries are Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion). These batteries have high energy density so they can be made small, while their rate … Continue reading Featured Article : Risks or Benefits of Charging Devices Overnight?


Tech Insight – The Global Microchip Shortage

With the world facing a considerable semiconductor microchip shortage, we take a look at the causes and effects of the shortage plus some potential solutions. Why Is This Important? Microchips are now included in virtually everything from watches to white goods and crucially in larger, high demand, big industry items such as cars.  Many products … Continue reading Tech Insight – The Global Microchip Shortage