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Featured Article : New Windows Screenshot Feature Sparks Privacy Concerns

The new AI-powered Windows ‘Recall’ feature that takes 5-second screenshots to generate a searchable timeline of everything a user has interacted with has prompted security and privacy concerns. What Is Recall?  The Recall feature for Windows (currently in preview status) is a new feature that’s exclusive to Microsoft’s forthcoming Copilot+ PCs. Recall takes snapshots of … Continue reading Featured Article : New Windows Screenshot Feature Sparks Privacy Concerns


Tech Insight : Windows 11 Updates & VBScript Kill-Off ?

In this insight, we look at the implications of Microsoft’s announcement that the Windows 11 24H2 update is being tested in a pre-release stage and the deprecation of VBScript is being initiated by making it an optional feature. What Did Microsoft Say?  Microsoft has announced that it is making this year’s annual feature update Windows … Continue reading Tech Insight : Windows 11 Updates & VBScript Kill-Off ?


Tech News : EE and Plusnet Customers To Get Refund From BT

After an Ofcom investigation that found BT didn’t give clear and simple information to customers who signed up to deal with its subsidiaries EE and Plusnet, BT has been told it must refund early exit fees and let existing affected customers walk away penalty-free. What Happened?  Under new consumer protection rules, known as ‘General Conditions’ … Continue reading Tech News : EE and Plusnet Customers To Get Refund From BT


Tech News : Microsoft/Truecaller Now Answers Phone Using Your Voice

A new partnership means that Truecaller’s AI Assistant can use Microsoft Azure AI Speech technology to enable Truecaller to answer your phone (via the Truecaller app) using an authentic AI version of your voice. Truecaller  Truecaller is a mobile app, available on iOS and Android, that offers caller identification, call blocking, and spam filtering services. … Continue reading Tech News : Microsoft/Truecaller Now Answers Phone Using Your Voice


An Apple Byte : DMCC Bill May Force Apple To Open Up

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC) which becomes law later this year (autumn) and is aimed at promoting fair competition, regulating digital markets, and protecting consumer rights in the UK, may mean that Apple will need to open up its business practices. Similar to being a ‘gatekeeper’, for example, if the CMA’s Digital … Continue reading An Apple Byte : DMCC Bill May Force Apple To Open Up


Security Stop Press : $6 Million Fine For Deepfake Robocalls

A political consultant who paid a local street magician $150 to make a deepfake anti-Biden robocall, asking people not to vote in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, is now facing $6 million fine. It’s been alleged that Steven Kramer, 54, of New Orleans, commissioned and paid for the bogus Biden AI deepfake voice call, used … Continue reading Security Stop Press : $6 Million Fine For Deepfake Robocalls


Sustainability-in-Tech : Finns Finally Fabricate Fungus Fodder

Finish company Enifer is bringing back a protein made from fungus (a microprotein) that was first developed and used in the 1970s for animal feed but could now work as a sustainable protein source for the human diet. Pekilo ®  Enifer’s Pekilo ® microprotein was developed from fungus in the 70s and used for fifteen … Continue reading Sustainability-in-Tech : Finns Finally Fabricate Fungus Fodder


Video Update : Chat GPT Joins Zoom Meeting

This video-update looks at how you can invite ChatGPT to a Zoom meeting. In this case, it talks about LinkedIn … https://videovault.vip/videos/social/2024-May-ChatGPT-joined-me-on-a-Zoom-call.mp4


Tech Tip – Set Up Dynamic Lock to Automatically Lock Your PC

Dynamic Lock uses the proximity of your Bluetooth-paired phone to automatically lock your Windows PC when you step away. This helps enhance security by ensuring your device is locked when you’re not around. Here’s how to set it up: – Pair your Bluetooth-enabled phone with your PC. – Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in … Continue reading Tech Tip – Set Up Dynamic Lock to Automatically Lock Your PC


Featured Article : Microsoft Asks Hundreds Of Employees In China To Re-Locate

It’s been reported in Chinese state media that Microsoft has asked at least 100 employees to consider relocating to other countries. Why?  It’s been reported that Microsoft has asked hundreds of its China-based employees, particularly those involved in cloud computing and AI, to consider relocating to other countries. It’s thought that this decision was prompted … Continue reading Featured Article : Microsoft Asks Hundreds Of Employees In China To Re-Locate