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Sustainability-In-Tech : All iPhones To Be Powered By Renewable Energy By 2030 Says Apple

Apple’s Vice President of the environment, Lisa Jackson, has announced that all iPhones will be powered by renewable energy by 2030. Acquiring Renewable Energy From Wind Farm  The announcement was made in Australia while celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary there. It is understood that, in line with this announcement, Apple will be acquiring renewable energy … Continue reading Sustainability-In-Tech : All iPhones To Be Powered By Renewable Energy By 2030 Says Apple


Security Stop-Press : New Trend : Multiple Ransomware Gangs Attacking Victims In Short Space Of Time

A security company task force Sophos X-Ops has reported to Black Hat USA 2022 in Las Vegas that ransomware gangs are competing for resources, leading to a trend of victims being attacked by multiple gangs over a short space of time. It even suggested that collaboration between ransomware gangs is possible. The advice to businesses … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : New Trend : Multiple Ransomware Gangs Attacking Victims In Short Space Of Time


Tech Tip – How To Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations

With so many of us using WhatsApp for important business matters, it makes sense to backup chats either on Google Drive or iCloud Drive. Here’s how: To make a Google Drive backup: – Open WhatsApp and Tap More options (the three dots). – Select Settings > Chats > Chat backup > Back up to Google … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Backup Your WhatsApp Conversations


Tech News : 60% Of Us Will Have Digital Wallets By 2026

While some people are busy asking whether we’re seeing the death of cryptocurrencies, a new report says 60 percent of us will be using digital wallets by 2026. Digital Wallet Usage Driven By ‘Superapps’  A Juniper Research study says that the presence of ‘superapps’ will drive digital wallet use in developing countries that are currently … Continue reading Tech News : 60% Of Us Will Have Digital Wallets By 2026


Featured Article : Pros and Cons of Weakening Encryption

With the Online Safety Bill threatening to undermine end-to-end encryption, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of this security trade-off. Encryption  Encryption comes from the science of cryptography. In today’s digital world, encryption refers to using electronic devices to generate unique encryption algorithms which essentially scramble messages and data, making them unintelligible to anyone … Continue reading Featured Article : Pros and Cons of Weakening Encryption


Tech News : Google Improves ‘Quoted Search’

Google has made it easier to do quoted searches by adding snippets to search results to help users save time in locating a phrase in a web page. Quoted Searches  Quoted Searches are searches where the search term is placed within quotation marks to find an exact match in the search engine results. However, although … Continue reading Tech News : Google Improves ‘Quoted Search’


Tech Insight : What is GitHub, GitLab Etc?

In this insight, we take a look at what GitHub and GitLab are, and why they are important in the world of software development. GitHub, from GitHub Inc., is a not-for-profit website and cloud-based hosting service for open-source development projects – it is the largest open-source host. It helps developers, working on software projects, to … Continue reading Tech Insight : What is GitHub, GitLab Etc?


Sustainability : Graphene For Greener Business?

In this article, we look at how super-strong Graphene can, and is being used to make projects and products more environmentally friendly. What is Graphene?  Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb-style hexagonal lattice. Not only is it the building-block of Graphite, but it is also the thinnest material known … Continue reading Sustainability : Graphene For Greener Business?


Security Stop-Press : GitHub Users Targeted With Malicious Copies Of Repositories

Cyber security researchers have warned that GitHub users are being targeted with similarly named but malicious copies (containing malicious code) of legitimate repositories. The copied repositories are designed to siphon user environment variables, steal API keys, tokens, crypto keys, and execute arbitrary code on affected endpoints. The advice to developers / GitHub users is to … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : GitHub Users Targeted With Malicious Copies Of Repositories


Tech Tip – How To Send WhatsApp Voice Messages

If you need to instantly deliver important and time-sensitive information to contacts and groups in WhatsApp, you could use ‘voice messages.’ Here’s how to use this feature: To send a voice message – Open an individual or group chat. – Tap and hold the microphone and start speaking. – Once finished, remove your finger from … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Send WhatsApp Voice Messages