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Some bosses think their people do less when working from home

Your people work from home sometimes, right? Have you ever wondered if they get less done, compared to when they’re in the office? A major new Microsoft study of 20,000 people claims that’s the case.

It says four out of five managers think their employees do less when they’re working from home. But their staff don’t feel the same…

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3 things your business must look for in a password manager

Password managers are amazing. These smart applications make great security easy for you and your team. They generate long random passwords for all the software you use, so you’re never tempted to reuse a password.

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Android 13 is safer for your business

Google’s addressing this with the new Android 13, which is rolling out right now.

It’s designed to keep your work and personal lives separate.

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Make sure your cloud server is protected from this

Using a cloud server has so many benefits for your business. It’s a flexible way to store as much data as you need, and work on it from anywhere. But you must be 100% sure your data is protected. A new report’s studied businesses that were hacked. It found 41% were breached through their cloud server. And that figure’s rising every year.

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Your USB cable is about to get a speed boost

Almost every device we use daily relies on USB. Did you know it’s been around since 1996? Of course, it’s improved loads since then. The latest development could speed up your work – and you won’t even need to buy new cables.

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None of your team would fall for this trick… would they?

Cyber criminals have a reputation for constantly coming up with new ways to scam us into handing over login details or sensitive data. And while you might think your team would spot an attempted attack, you could be surprised. We’ve seen a lot of intelligent people – including many business leaders – caught out over the years.

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Are you using a malicious browser extension without realizing?

Browser extensions can really help improve our productivity. They let you customize your browser to make it a more personalized experience. But there’s a risk… how do you know the extensions you’re using are safe?

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How much do you really know about phishing scams?

1 in 99 emails is a phishing scam. And a quarter of these slip through security filters to reach your inbox. What’s phishing? It’s where someone sends you a fake email pretending to be someone else. They’re hoping you’ll click a bad link or download a dangerous attachment.

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Passkeys could improve the way you work, forever

EVERYONE hates passwords. They hate coming up with them, remembering them, and the annoying process of resetting them. That’s why people take shortcuts like using their pet’s name, or reusing a password across several accounts.

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Windows 10 is getting a very useful Windows 11 feature

There are lots of great new features in Windows 11. And now some of them are making their way backwards, to Windows 10.

One of them gives you greater security when you print documents.

And saves that desperate run from your computer to the printer when you’re printing something sensitive.

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If you’re under pressure to take urgent action – stop and think

I hate to say it, but cyber criminals are smart people. With the latest phishing scam, they’re using a psychological trick to force you and your team into making a mistake. Imagine getting an email that warns of a suspicious attempted login to one of your accounts.

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Is working from home really good for your business

Everyone’s worked from home in some way in the last couple of years. You might still encourage it for your team. But while it makes some staff happier and more productive, have you ever looked at the downsides?

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What does the global chip shortage mean for your business

You’ve heard of the global chip shortage, right? There just aren’t enough chips being made for all the devices that need them.

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If any of your staff work remotely, you need to be on top of this

Even if it’s just the occasional day – what percentage of your team work remotely? Three quarters of businesses now have people regularly working away from the office. But business owners and managers aren’t thinking enough about their cyber security.

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Your business is losing hundreds of hours to spam every year

A new report’s revealed everyone on your team could waste up to 80 hours a year, scrolling through and deleting spam emails, between 45 and 85 per cent of all emails sent every day are spam.

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Is your business making these cyber security mistakes?

There are three common cyber security mistakes made by businesses like yours. And each one can make it easier for cyber criminals to break into your network and steal your data. Here’s what they are and how to protect yourself.

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Now ‘Do Not Disturb’ means exactly that.

Windows 10 and 11 have a smart feature called Focus Assist. It’s there to help you get on with the most important things. But if you’ve used its Do Not Disturb feature in the past, you might have noticed it didn’t block all notifications. Some were still allowed through if they were on a priority list. That problem’s now being addressed in Windows 11.

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3 easy upgrades to improve your video call setup

Video calls aren’t going anywhere thanks to hybrid working. Here are three easy upgrades to improve your video call setup.

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Is this the end of passwords… forever

Could we be just a few years away from the death of the password? Microsoft, Apple, and Google have joined forces on a new initiative to kill it dead. Here’s what they have planned as a replacement.

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Never use your browser’s password manager

Microsoft Edge is introducing a new and improved password management feature. But we think you should avoid it. Watch this week’s tech update video to find out why.

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Three clever tricks to get more out of Teams

In just a few years Teams has risen to become the central hub for the way your business communicates and collaborates. It’s a smart application with so many different ways to help your people be more productive. Here are three clever tricks you may not have heard before.

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Some employees won’t stop using apps that could be a security risk

How much does your team care about good cyber security in your business? Your people probably DO care. But many employees don’t. A recent survey found a massive 92% of staff want full control over the apps they use for work.

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Microsoft’s taking a responsible leadership position on AI.

Microsoft’s always been one of the leaders in technology. And any leadership position means sometimes making difficult decisions for the greater good.

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

Taking control of your privacy is a hot topic right now. Android and iOS have permission settings so you can control which apps have access to your information, and now Microsoft’s improving this in Windows 11.​

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How to stop Teams opening when you startup Windows 11

Microsoft Teams has become essential software for many businesses. Its helped us to stay connected and get things done while we’ve shifted to hybrid working. However. By default, Teams opens automatically when you start up your Windows 11 device.

So you’ve tapped a bad link on your phone

We’ve all done it – tapped a link, realized it’s not what we thought it was, and then wondered what damage it might cause to our phone. First of all, don’t panic. But then, take action. There are two things you need to be aware of now. And our new video tells you what they are.

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