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Tech Tip – How To Limit Data Usage By WhatsApp

WhatsApp can use up a lot of space and mobile data by automatically downloading some large photos, videos, and voice messages. Here’s how to limit the types of media that are automatically download and the amount of mobile data WhatsApp calls use. – Tap on the 3 dots top right and tap on ‘Settings’. – Tap on … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Limit Data Usage By WhatsApp


Tech News : Microsoft 365 Gets ChatGPT Technology Called ‘Copilot’

Microsoft has announced that it is to help users save time and increase productivity by embedding its AI chatbot ‘Copilot’ into popular Microsoft 365 apps. Embedded In Popular Apps  Microsoft says that the Copilot chatbot has been embedded in the popular Microsoft 365 apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams. Like Chat GPT, Copilot is … Continue reading Tech News : Microsoft 365 Gets ChatGPT Technology Called ‘Copilot’


Featured Article : ChatGPT-3(4…5…?) : What’s Going On?

Following the news that Microsoft will soon be integrating Copilot, an AI large language model (LLM) like the one behind ChatGPT, into Microsoft 365, we look at how this will help businesses, what OpenAI’s GPT-4 will bring, and Google’s response. Copilot  Microsoft announced last week that it will soon be adding Copilot to Microsoft365. Copilot … Continue reading Featured Article : ChatGPT-3(4…5…?) : What’s Going On?


Tech News : Dept. Of Health Spent More On iPhones Than Defibrillators

The UK government Department of Health (DOH) is facing criticism over a report that says it spent more on new Apple iPhones than it did on defibrillators last year. £1.5 Million Spent On iPhones For Whitehall Staff  The report from the Mirror newspaper highlighted how, in 2022, the DOH spent £1.5 million buying iPhones for … Continue reading Tech News : Dept. Of Health Spent More On iPhones Than Defibrillators


Tech Insight : What is GPL And How Does It Affect Businesses?

In this insight, we look at what GPL is, how it relates to the right to repair, and how businesses can be affected if other businesses don’t fulfil their obligation under GPL. General Public License (GPL)  The General Public License (GPL) is a widely used open-source software license that grants users the right to use, … Continue reading Tech Insight : What is GPL And How Does It Affect Businesses?


Sustainability : Heating Swimming Pools For Free With Digital Boilers

UK data centre startup Deep Green is using servers submerged in mineral oil as “digital boilers” to turn server heat into free hot water for swimming pool owners, distilleries, and large apartment blocks. Digital Boilers  Harnessing the heat form decentralised data centre models is one of the new ideas that several companies are adopting to … Continue reading Sustainability : Heating Swimming Pools For Free With Digital Boilers


Tech-Trivia : Did You Know?

On 14th March 1950, the first prototype of the silicon transistor was demonstrated by researchers at Bell Labs, the company spawned from its eponymous founder Alexander Graham Bell (i.e. the person widely accredited with inventing the telephone). This incredible breakthrough device then paved the way for modern digital electronics. Some people may even remember the … Continue reading Tech-Trivia : Did You Know?


Security Stop-Press : UK Security Agency Highlights Chatbot Risks Highlighted

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that entering personal information in chatbots like ChatGPT means that it is stored and is likely to be used for developing the LLM service or model. This could mean that the LLM provider (or its partners/contractors) can read queries and may incorporate them into future versions, … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : UK Security Agency Highlights Chatbot Risks Highlighted


Tech Tip – Using The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

In addition to Windows Defender, Windows 10 has a Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) that’s designed to remove hidden malware from your device, and normally receives regular updates and runs itself in the background. However, if you’re worried you have a malware infection, you can download and run it manually. Here’s how: – Click on … Continue reading Tech Tip – Using The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool


Tech News : HSBC Buys Collapsed Tech Bank

  There was some relief from UK businesses hoping for government help following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) after HSBC rescued the UK arm of the bank by buying it for £1. What Happened?  Due to what many financial analysts believe to be SVB making some bad investments and betting (badly) on interest … Continue reading Tech News : HSBC Buys Collapsed Tech Bank