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In this article, we look at the right-to-repair movement, where it comes from, and how it’s progressing. The Right-To-Repair The ‘right-to-repair’ is a movement that seeks to have rules/legislation passed that forces manufacturers (e.g. of appliances, electrical products, white goods and more) to make parts (and information) available to end customers, not just approved/authorised repairers, … Continue reading Featured Article : What Does “Right-To-Repair” Actually Mean?
Recent research by TheNextWeb.com has confirmed long suspected views that open-plan office designs can reduce psychological well-being, affect moods, and create stress. This Study The most recent study, published online by Cambridge University Press, is based on an experiment which compared the difference between the effects of office noise on those in a larger open-plan … Continue reading Tech Insight : Open Plan Offices Create Stress From Noise
Only 6 months after the storming of the United States Capitol in Washington and having his social media accounts suspended, former US resident Trump is suing Google, Twitter and Facebook, and their respective CEOs for allegedly censoring him. Twitter Account Permanently Suspended Trump’s presidency was characterised by his choice to constantly use Twitter as a … Continue reading Tech News : Trump Sues Social Media Platforms Channels For Censoring Him
Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit by 37 US states over allegations relating to how Google may be abusing its position of power in relation to Android app distribution and competition. The Lawsuit The lawsuit makes allegations in three main areas which are broadly that Google: Unlawfully maintains its monopoly in the market for Android app … Continue reading Tech News : Google Facing Anti-Trust App Store Lawsuit
Google Tasks (like Microsoft To-Do), which is already built into Gmail and Google Calendar offers an easy way to create simple to-do lists. Here’s how to use it: – Sign-in to Google, open Calendar, and click on the ‘Tasks’ symbol (right-hand side, blue circle with pen symbol). – Click on “Add a task”. – Add … Continue reading Tech Tip : Create Simple To-Do Lists Using Google Tasks
Recognising that Microsoft 365 does not comprehensively back up your data means that making sure that you have a third-party, “point-in-time” backup solution is an important consideration for your business. Only For 30 Days Microsoft 365 may be a very secure platform and infrastructure, but it’s worth knowing that although geo-redundancy offers protection against a site … Continue reading Tech Insight : Doesn’t Microsoft Back-Up Your Stuff? Er, No!
Mobile operator EE has become the first to re-introduce roaming charges in Europe from January as a result of the Brexit trade deal that was signed at the end of 2020. When? EE says that for those who take out a pay monthly handset or SIM plan from 7 July onward, there will be a daily … Continue reading Featured Article : Dunroamin (in Europe)
Those who have tried the developer’s version of Microsoft’s new Windows 11 OS have reported that what used to be the ‘blue screen of death’ is now black. What Is The Blue Screen of Death? The so-called blue screen of death (BSoD) is displayed on a computer running Windows when there has been a fatal … Continue reading Tech News : Black is the New Blue, er, Screen of Death
It has been reported that children called ‘Alexa’ are being bullied because they share the same name as Amazon’s digital assistant and consequently, some parents are now calling for a digital name change. Alexa There are an estimated 4,000 people in the UK who are under the age of 25 and called “Alexa” (a female … Continue reading Tech News : Children Called “Alexa” Getting Bullied
If you’ve ever wanted to click on a link to a website but wanted a way to check first whether its spam or worse, here are five ways to safely check: 1. Check the status of a website URL using Google’s Transparency Report, which harnesses Google’s Safe Browsing technology. See: https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search?hl=en 2. Use URLVoid to check … Continue reading Tech Tip – Checking If Links Are Safe or Spam