At last! Google Chrome’s going to block disruptive notifications

When you’re browsing it can feel like you’re being bombarded with things other people want you to see. Not only do we have to click on permissions for cookies and tracking, but now a lot of websites ask for our permission to send us notifications. And while many of these notifications are harmless – news …

Ever wonder if your apps are spying on you? Now you can find out

It’s no secret that some applications are a little too interested in us and what we’re doing. We’ve all had this experience. You might be talking to a friend about a new product that you’d like to try. Or perhaps you’ve discussed somewhere you’d like to visit. Then the next time you go online you …

Is your business making these cyber security mistakes?

It feels like every day we’re being warned about a new threat to our cyber security, doesn’t it? That’s for good reason. Last year, ransomware attacks alone affected 81% of US businesses. And the cost of cyber-crime is estimated to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the ‘2022 Cybersecurity Almanac’. But we’re still seeing …

Most ransomware victims would pay up if attacked again

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing cyber-crimes in the world. Last year, 37% of businesses were victim to an attack. In case you didn’t know, a ransomware attack is where cyber criminals infiltrate your network (or device) and steal your data by encrypting it. The data is still there, but you can’t access it. …

3 Easy Upgrades to Improve Your Video Call Setup

Early on in the first lockdowns in 2020, did you ever sit at your computer and think “I really like working from home”. Or were you the opposite; desperate to get back into a building and meet with other people like in the old days? Whichever was the case – and whether you feel the …

Never Use Your Browser’s Password Manager

Microsoft is always introducing new features and services to keep your people safe online, and your data secure. As a business owner or manager, you should already know that weak or reused passwords are one of the biggest risks to data security. A new update coming soon to Microsoft Edge will give you access to …

Maintaining Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

Since the pandemic began two years ago there has been a spike of employees working from home, which has had it’s challenges. If you are working home and have small children to look after while trying to be productive, this can be an extremely difficult task. If you are at home alone with pet’s, it …

You Need This Feature if Your Browser Looks Like This

We all have different ways of working, some of us prefer to have a minimal number of things displayed on our screens and others thrive when everything is open and in sight. But we can all agree that having 20 tabs open in your browser at any one time has a negative effect on productivity, …

How to Manage Tech Stress

If you are struggling with an IT related or other time sensitive task at work, stressful outcomes can occur that affect your mental and physical health. Elevated heart rate, irritation at everything not just connected to your computer screen, rising insensitivity to pets and people. We’ve all experienced a feeling of helplessness when a tech …

Avoid Cloud Migration Disaster

Cloud migration doesn’t have to be an all-consuming nightmare. If you’ve ever considered moving your business’s data and applications over to a cloud-based solution, you’d be forgiven for breaking out in a cold sweat and forgetting about the entire thing. It’s complex and there’s a lot that can go wrong, from increased downtime to data …