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Tech Tip – Get Creative And Save Or Share Sketched Ideas Using Google Canvas

If you’d like a really fast way to sketch out your creative ideas on a digital canvas and quickly download or share the image, try Google Canvas. Here’s how it works: – Go to https://canvas.apps.chrome/. – Choose a pen, pencil, crayon, eraser, colour, size, and opacity from the left-hand menu. Click on the layers symbol (top … Continue reading Tech Tip – Get Creative And Save Or Share Sketched Ideas Using Google Canvas


SMY IT donates laptop to charity supporting deaf children and young adults

SMY IT is delighted to be supporting Phoenix Group – a charity working to support deaf children and young adults in Hertfordshire. The charity provides activities, British Sign Language, life skills and deaf awareness training for hundreds of children with hearing loss. The charity, which is affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society, had realised … Continue reading SMY IT donates laptop to charity supporting deaf children and young adults


Featured Article : The True Cost Of Using Pirated Software

In this article, we look at how the risks to businesses posed by pirated software can far outweigh the benefits of using it, and how you can protect your business from the true costs of pirated software. Benefits  On the surface, there appears to be some clear benefits to using pirated software such as acquiring … Continue reading Featured Article : The True Cost Of Using Pirated Software


Tech News : Data Centres To Use Raw Water?

Thames Water has said that it wants to work with data centres in its jurisdiction to enable them to use raw water rather than drinking quality water for cooling. Switching To Raw Rather Than Drinking Quality Water  Just as the drought has led Thames Water to introduce a hosepipe ban affecting 15 million customers in … Continue reading Tech News : Data Centres To Use Raw Water?


Tech Insight : What Are The Reasons For The Chip 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 : What Are The Reasons For The Chip Shortage?


Tech News : Google To Run Fake News Information Adverts

Following an experiment by Bristol and Cambridge Universities, Google has announced that it plans to run adverts on YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook, educating users about how to spot disinformation and misinformation. ‘Pre-Bunking’ Experiment  The University experiment which led to Google’s decision to run adverts was based on the idea of ‘pre-bunking’ from ‘Inoculation Theory.’ … Continue reading Tech News : Google To Run Fake News Information Adverts


Sustainability-In-Tech : World-First All-Hydrogen Train Just Emits … Water!

French company Alstom has announced a renewable energy world-first by operating a 100 per cent hydrogen train which only emits steam and condensed water while operating with a low level of noise. Replacing Diesel Trains  The train called the Coradia iLint, which operates on a route in Bremervörde, Lower Saxony, Germany, is the first of … Continue reading Sustainability-In-Tech : World-First All-Hydrogen Train Just Emits … Water!


Security Stop-Press : Plex Warns Users To Reset Password After Suspected Hack

Home media streaming service Plex has warned users to reset their passwords following a suspected hack that could affect up to up to half of its 30 million users. Plex has apologised and said that it has discovered how the threat actor accessed the system and is tightening security to prevent future incidents. This story … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : Plex Warns Users To Reset Password After Suspected Hack


Tech Tip – Stay Organised With Microsoft To Do’s ‘My Day’

If you’d like to improve your productivity and focus on daily tasks, but in a way that works with your existing behaviour patterns, and doesn’t create ever-longer to-do lists, ‘My Day’ in Microsoft’s ‘To Do’ cross-platform app may help. Here’s how to use it: – Go to https://todo.microsoft.com/tasks/ and sign-in with your online Microsoft 365 login or … Continue reading Tech Tip – Stay Organised With Microsoft To Do’s ‘My Day’


Job phishing: How to protect yourself from employment scams

Job phishing – using fraudulent job adverts to scam genuine jobseekers – is on the rise. Here, we look at how fraudsters operate and the steps you can take to protect yourself. What Is Job Phishing?  Job phishing refers to recruitment/employment scams where fraudsters pose as recruitment agents or reputable companies. The fraudsters post fake … Continue reading Job phishing: How to protect yourself from employment scams