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Tech News : Survey Reveals 55% Of Devices Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11

A survey by IT asset management platform Lansweeper has revealed that 55 per cent of devices are not capable of upgrading to Windows 11. Survey  The survey, based on an estimated 30 million Windows devices from 60,000 organisations, has revealed that on average, only 44.4 per cent of workstations are eligible to receive the automatic … Continue reading Tech News : Survey Reveals 55% Of Devices Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11


Security Stop-Press : Critical Security Flaw Discovered In Elementor WordPress Plugin

A vulnerability to an authenticated remote code execution flaw, which could allow attackers to run malicious code in a website has been discovered in the Elementor WordPress website builder plugin. Elementor has over five million active installations. A security patch to fix the issue has now been applied to the new 3.6.3 version of Elementor.


Tech Tip – Setting Up ‘Gestures’ In Windows 11

Being able to use gestures on the touch screen or touchpad of your Windows 11 device can help make work faster and easier. Here’s how to set them up: Gestures that are supported by Windows 11 include tapping, scrolling, zooming, and three and four-finger-finger gestures. Here’s how to enable them on the touch screen of … Continue reading Tech Tip – Setting Up ‘Gestures’ In Windows 11


Sustainability : High Tech Algae Farms That Take Carbon From The Air

Nature-based carbon capture and storage company Brilliant Planet uses ‘microalgae’, grown in open-air natural seawater pond-based, high-tech systems on coastal desert land to remove carbon from the air. Permanently Capturing And Storing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide  The company says that its method of using technology and science-led, pond-based algae-growing systems can deliver an affordable method of permanently … Continue reading Sustainability : High Tech Algae Farms That Take Carbon From The Air


Tech News : Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails

As part of its roll-out of the collaborative working ‘Loop’ app, Microsoft has announced that as part of its ‘365 Roadmap’, self-updating Loop elements can now be included in Outlook emails. What Is Loop? In November 2021, Microsoft unveiled its ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it described as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with … Continue reading Tech News : Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails


Tech Insight : How To Stay Focused Among The Chaos

In this insight, we look at some of the Microsoft Windows features that can be used to minimise distractions and help you to stay focused. Minimise Interruptions, Stay Focused   Being able to stay focused during work can help productivity, keep a flow, and can help improve the quality of your output. Finding ways to minimise … Continue reading Tech Insight : How To Stay Focused Among The Chaos


Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Musk & Twitter?

Following SpaceX and Tesla boss Elon Musk becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder after recently acquiring a 9.2 per cent stake in the social media company, we look at the news, issues, and implications relating to this move. 9.2 Per Cent Stake  Elon Musk, who already had 80+ million followers on Twitter’s platform, has now acquired a 9.2 … Continue reading Featured Article : What’s All the Fuss About Musk & Twitter?


Tech News : Trials Running Broadband Cables Through Water Pipes

The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a £4 million trial project in South Yorkshire to run fibre optic broadband cables through drinking water pipes to connect-up rural locations. No Digging Up Roads – Reach Rural Locations Fast The two-year trial, the first of its kind, will see full fibre … Continue reading Tech News : Trials Running Broadband Cables Through Water Pipes


Security Stop-Press : SharkBot Infesting Google Play (Again)

It has been reported that the banking trojan malware called ‘SharkBot’ was recently discovered hiding in 6 different fake antivirus apps in the Google Play Store. The malware, which steals credentials and banking information, was previously discovered in apps in the store back in October. Google has confirmed that SharkBot has now been wiped off on … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : SharkBot Infesting Google Play (Again)


Tech Tip – Organise Windows Using ‘Snap Groups’

Windows 11 has upgraded Snap Assist to Snap Layouts and Snap Groups. You can use these features to customise the sizes of apps on the desktop, and to snap other apps into your chosen layout. Here’s how it works: – Hover the mouse over a window’s maximize button or press Win + Z. – Click … Continue reading Tech Tip – Organise Windows Using ‘Snap Groups’