Tech Tip - Play Almost Any File Format
If you sometimes have trouble opening and playing certain file formats e.g. for videos, free and open-sourced VLC software makes it easy to play almost any file format you throw at it.
Tech Tip - Get More Value From Your Gmail Account
If, like many people, you have a Gmail account that you regularly use and you want to improve the value you get from your Gmail setup, try features such as ‘Canned Responses’ and ‘Gmail Offline’ (ahead of Google’s planned updates).
If you frequently have to send out the same email message each time to multiple persons, your ‘Canned Responses’ feature lets you prepare a stock message that you can send out when you need it, thereby saving time. To operate ‘Canned Responses’ in your Gmail account:
8 More Security Flaws Found In Processors
Following on from the revelation in January that 2 major security flaws are present in nearly all modern processors, security researchers have now found 8 more potentially serious flaws.
Google Driverless Car Involved In Smash
A self-driving vehicle owned by Google's Waymo has been involved in a smash in Arizona when it was hit by a car that swerved across multiple lanes.
Twitter Says Change Your Password
Twitter has advised all users to change their passwords after a bug caused the passwords to be stored in easily readable, plain text on an internal computer log.
Cambridge Analytica Ordered To Turn Over All Data On US Professor
The UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has ordered the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it has on US citizen Professor David Carroll, or face prosecution.
Tech Tip - Checking Your Facebook Connected Apps
In the light of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal where a quiz app was used to share personal details without the consent of users, you can take action boost your own security by checking what connected Facebook Apps you have. Here’s how:
Facebook Loyalty Intact Says Survey
Even after all the publicity surrounding Facebook’s selling of the personal data of 87 million users to Cambridge Analytica, a Reuters/Ipsos survey has found that most users are still loyal to the social media giant.
TSB Computer Meltdown – Problems Nearly 2 Weeks On
Customers of TSB are reportedly still experiencing difficulties with internet and mobile banking services nearly 2 weeks after problems first began.