Tech Tip - Using The Best Small Business Apps
We all use apps on a daily basis, but if you’d like to know which apps are the most useful for small business, here is a list of the top 25 that could help you:
Firefox Quantum Browser’s ‘Monitor 2.0’ Will Warn You About Security Breaches
Mozilla’s latest update for its Firefox Quantum browser includes the Firefox Monitor 2.0 security tool, which can tell you whether a site you’re visiting has suffered a security breach in the last 12 months and whether your details have been leaked online.
Free VPN Tools May Be Linked To China
A new investigation by Metric Labs of the top free VPN (Virtual Private Network) apps in Apple's App Store and Google Play has revealed that more than half are run by companies with Chinese ownership.
Make Skype Calls Through Your Amazon Echo
On Monday, the Microsoft Skype blog announced that Skype calling is now available on Amazon Alexa devices using a simple voice command and that Alexa customers can now call most landlines and mobiles internationally using Skype, as well as benefitting from 200 free minutes of Skype to call 34 countries.
Tech Tip - Turn Your Handwriting Into a Font on Your Computer
In a creative and fun way, the latest update to Microsoft Windows now means that you can achieve maximum personalisation in your written communications by using the ‘Microsoft Font Maker’ to turn your handwriting into a font that you can install and use on your computer. Here’s how (n.b. it works best with a digital pen and tablet) :
MFA Lockout For Microsoft & Azure Users Causes Business Disruption
The latest multi-factor authentication (MFA) issue left users of Azure and Microsoft Office 365 unable to login to their accounts on Monday 21st, causing widespread disruption to businesses in Europe, Asia, and some parts of the US.
Jail For Car Accident Data Thief
An employee at a vehicle accident repair centre who stole the data of customers and passed it to a company that made nuisance phone calls has been jailed for 6 months following an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Business Concerns Over 'Secondary Data'
A study by data protection and management company ‘Cohesity’ has shown that most companies store up to 10 copies of their 'secondary data' in different locations and must use multiple products to manage it.
Facial Recognition For Border Control
It has been reported that the UK Home Office will soon be using biometric facial recognition technology in a smartphone app to match a user’s selfie against the image read from a user’s passport chip as a means of self-service identity verification for UK border control.