Everyday IT Tips

How to Work Securely from Home

During the current global crisis, many organizations are allowing their employees to work from home in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and follow government restrictions. These organizations must now implement robust security policies immediately to avoid falling prey to the many malicious actors who are determined to exploit any confusion or laxity in …

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Presenter Coach Can Make You a Better Speaker

We have all sat through – and let us face it, we’ve probably all given – PowerPoint presentations that fell some way short of being scintillating, or even interesting. Ironically, PowerPoint, the tool that was supposed to make presentations lively and attractive, has actually been responsible for more boring presentations than any other tool in …

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Question of the Month – May

Question: Is there a way to password protect folders in Windows 10? Answer: Basically, the answer to this question is no, unless you are using a really old version of Windows. Oddly, Microsoft has taken away the ability to password protect folders in the newer versions of Windows, even though it can be a very …

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Top Tips for Working from Home

Due to the unprecedented global situation with the coronavirus, many people are finding themselves having to work from home for the first time in their careers. Some may find it everything they’ve ever wanted, but many people will be missing the routines and discipline of regular office life, not to mention the company of their …

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Question of the Month – April

Question: Is it possible to remove the Cortana icon from the taskbar? Answer: While voice-controlled applications have been a hot topic in IT for some years now, a significant proportion of users don’t like them and would rather stick to the standard methods of input. For these users, the Microsoft Cortana voice-controlled system, which appears …

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Microsoft Teams vs Skype: What’s the Difference

Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams at the end of 2016, announcing it as a way of combining workers, content, and conversations for easier and more effective collaboration. Upon launching in 2017, Microsoft indicated that it planned to replace Skype for Business with Teams in the long run. Teams has certainly proved popular, with more than half …

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News Bytes – March

WordPress HackWordPress websites are under threat from hackers attacking a vulnerable plug-in that gives them the capability of wiping databases clean or even taking over the whole website. 100,000 websites use the ThemeGrill Demo Importer which carries the vulnerability; it is estimated that around 17,000 attempts have been made to hack sites. In most instances …

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