• HMRC Self Assessment Scam Warning

    25th November 2020

    HMRC has issued a warning to those completing Self Assessment tax returns for 31 January not to be caught out by SMS messages and email scams purporting to be from HMRC. Bogus An upturn in...

  • Apple to Pay £85 Million For ‘Batterygate’ Scandal

    25th November 2020

    Apple is to pay $113m (£85m) to put an end to the ‘Batterygate’ scandal, where the company was accused of deliberately slowing down iPhone batteries to prompt users into buying a new iPhone. What Happened?...

  • Carbon Pollution From Your Emails

    25th November 2020

    A Financial Times report based on work by Tim Berners-Lee has highlighted how sending fewer emails could help tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions. Emails and Carbon Production The idea from Tim Berners-Lee, referenced...

  • Tech Tip – Windows 10 Emoji/Kaomoji Keyboard

    25th November 2020

    If you would like a fast and easy way to include emojis in your writing or get access to a free resource of extra graphics when using Windows 10, you may not know that Windows...

  • Google Accused of ‘Stealing’ Android Data

    18th November 2020

    Google is being sued for (allegedly) secretly using Android users’ cellular data allowances without user consent, to perform “passive” information transfers. Passive Information Transfers The lawsuit was filed by Taylor et al v. Google in...

  • Featured Article – Data Breaches: The Fallout

    18th November 2020

    In this article, we look not just at data breaches but also at the impact of data breaches on business and organisations. Data Breaches A personal data breach, as defined by the UK’s data watchdog...

  • Vanish Mode For Messenger and Instagram Chats

    18th November 2020

    Only a week after its WhatsApp announcement for the “disappearing messages” feature, Facebook has announced “Vanish Mode” for Messenger and Instagram to allow the sending of messages that disappear automatically. Privacy and Secrecy Facebook says...

  • Retail Adapting To Pandemic Christmas and Beyond

    18th November 2020

    With the UK facing different rules and lockdowns, there’s evidence that retailers are trying to overcome their significant challenges by becoming more agile and adapting where possible. High Street Decline Prior to the pandemic, those...

  • Tech Tip – Sending Delayed Emails

    18th November 2020

    In Microsoft Outlook you can delay the delivery of an individual message or you can use rules to delay the delivery of all messages by having them held in the Outbox for a specified time after you click Send. ...