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This Week in Tech: 14th May – 18th May

Published on 18 May 2018 by Duncan McClean.

This Week in Tech is a new series we’re creating that will roundup all of the Tech Headlines of that week. New articles will be released every Friday. In this week’s roundup: YouTube’s new Music Streaming service Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by EU Officials OnePlus 6 Announced  IBM files for AI traffic light patent...

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Google building a chatbot that can book appointments for you

Published on 12 May 2018 by Duncan McClean.

At Google’s I/O developer conference the other day, they showed off a new tool that they have been building. They’ve been building a life-like AI bot that will allow saying ‘OK Google, book a hairdressers appointment on Monday at 9 AM’ and it will phone up a local hairdressers and book an appointment for the...

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Twitter is advising users to change their passwords

Published on 4 May 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Twitter has advised users to change their passwords after a small data leak. Twitter Support tweeted: We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where...

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How To Update to the Windows 10 April Update

Published on 1 May 2018 by Duncan McClean.

The April Update has been released and is finally ready for you to update. This article will explain how to update and why you might want to upgrade. How to Upgrade There are a few different ways to upgrade, I will cover the easiest one in this tutorial. First you will need to visit the Microsoft...

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What is GDPR and what does it mean for me?

Published on 26 April 2018 by Duncan McClean.

GDPR which is also known as the General Data Protection regulations is a new European law that comes into force on 25th of May 2018. The aim of the new law is to give EU residents the control of their personal data.  GDPR will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The General Data Protection Regulations...

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Google are redesigning Gmail for Desktop

Published on 12 April 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Yesterday, Google sent out an email to G Suite administrators that in the coming weeks, users will be able to opt into a Gmail redesign. Image credit: TechCrunch Currently, the redesigned version of Gmail is being tested by Google and their partners.  The redesign incorporates the Material Design look, like many Android apps and other...

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New features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Published on 9 April 2018 by Duncan McClean.

The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is nearly here. In this article, I will tell you about the new features that are being added. Windows 10 was first released in July of 2015. Since then there have been a number of feature updates(as Microsoft like to call them) which add new features to Windows...

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FREE Microsoft Office through Glow

Published on 3 April 2018 by Duncan McClean.

If you or your child is a student in primary or secondary education in Scotland then your child is entitled to a Glow Scotland account. Through your Glow account, you can install the latest version of Office(currently 2016) at no extra cost on five computers and five mobile devices. What is Glow Scotland? Glow is...

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Easter Eggs in Windows 10

Published on 30 March 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Windows 10 is the latest in the line of Microsoft's operating systems. In fact, it's actually going to be the last. Instead of new operating systems, Microsoft will release feature updates to Windows 10 twice a year. As it is Good Friday, I thought I would share some of the easter eggs in Windows 10....

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How to Revoke Facebook Apps from accessing your data

Published on 23 March 2018 by Duncan McClean.

Instead of deleting your Facebook account, remove Apps that you no longer use.

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