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Brave pushes the boundaries of privacy by design
The Brave browser icon in the background behind somebody using their phone
privacy

Brave pushes the boundaries of privacy by design

It’s quite a big step to abandon the big three of Chrome, Edge and Safari for a niche option that doesn’t just tack privacy on top
6 Aug 2022
Google’s Duo-Meet integration is a confusing way to ‘streamline’ a collaboration service
The Google Duo app on a computer and smartphone
video conferencing

Google’s Duo-Meet integration is a confusing way to ‘streamline’ a collaboration service

Business software providers are scrambling to outdo each other and offer everything to everyone, all at once
4 Aug 2022
Ransomware: Sometimes you need to pay to make it go away
Three piles of pound coins surrounded by another layer of pound coins
ransomware

Ransomware: Sometimes you need to pay to make it go away

The symptoms of this distraught data victim sounded an awful lot like ransomware, and it turned out the easiest way out was the most unpalatable optio…
30 Jul 2022
NFTs are engaging creatives in a fight for their lives
The 'NFT' acronym over a piece of digital artwork
blockchain

NFTs are engaging creatives in a fight for their lives

COVID sparked artists and photographers to flock to the NFT ecosystem, but the various marketplaces are only offering false hope lined with marketing …
23 Jul 2022
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop SE is a turning point for right to repair
Microsoft's Surface SE laptop
Hardware

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop SE is a turning point for right to repair

The right to repair movement is moving from the fringes to the mainstream, but everyone needs to step up
16 Jul 2022
The best email sign-off, and 14 to avoid
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Careers & training

The best email sign-off, and 14 to avoid

There are good ways and bad ways to sign-off from your emails. Here's everything you need to know to avoid a digital etiquette misstep
15 Jul 2022
Emojis in the workplace can bring colleagues together
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collaboration

Emojis in the workplace can bring colleagues together

Two-thirds of hybrid workers use emojis to feel closer to their colleagues, and this can even lead to a unique workplace language evolving over time
13 Jul 2022
QR codes are just as insecure as anything else
Smartphone scanning a QR code
Security

QR codes are just as insecure as anything else

A browser locked down tighter than a duck’s derriere won’t save you from phishing attacks – but getting to grips with the latest advice and best pract…
9 Jul 2022
Resilience – not cutting-edge technology – is the foundation of smart office buildings
A woman with her phone standing in a room with blue lights on
smart city

Resilience – not cutting-edge technology – is the foundation of smart office buildings

No matter what goes on outside your walls, your smart building ought to have the horsepower to fight anything the world can throw at it
29 Jun 2022
Wi-Fi 6E is here – but who actually needs it?
Wi-Fi router with a person holding a cellphone
Network & Internet

Wi-Fi 6E is here – but who actually needs it?

The arrival of Wi-Fi 6E is a kick in the teeth for Wi-Fi 6 adopters, and those who recommended it to friends and family
25 Jun 2022
What does the post-smartphone era have in store?
A woman using a mixed reality device in a highly saturated background
Hardware

What does the post-smartphone era have in store?

Now the smartphone is old hat, we should look forward to a new era of computing with mixed reality and wearables taking centre stage
21 Jun 2022
Cisco must prevent its blip from becoming a full-blown crisis
Somebody holding a smartphone in front of a Cisco logo
Network & Internet

Cisco must prevent its blip from becoming a full-blown crisis

Supply chain woes have hampered the networking giant’s recent fortunes, but Cisco Live 2022 gives it the opportunity to prove doubters wrong
10 Jun 2022
Live streaming is pushing IT infrastructure to its absolute limits
A crowd of people at a gig all filming
streaming

Live streaming is pushing IT infrastructure to its absolute limits

Live streaming is the most profligate bandwidth consumer and puts untold strain on our creaking infrastructure, which means Steve now has no idea when…
28 May 2022
Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?
Stacks and rows of gold bars
ransomware

Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?

At a certain level, the alleged perfect security of the dark web becomes amenable to enquiry
21 May 2022
Why are USB cable standards so tangled?
A photograph of a drawer full of tangled cables
Hardware

Why are USB cable standards so tangled?

The harder the industry tries to standardise, the more muddled it gets
19 May 2022
Diversity in tech is a well-trodden path, but change is painfully slow
Women in the workplace looking frustrated
Business strategy

Diversity in tech is a well-trodden path, but change is painfully slow

IT leaders have a big role to play in changing attitudes to diversity and inclusion, but not all of them step up to the challenge
14 May 2022
Three lessons the iPod can teach us about disruption
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Technology

Three lessons the iPod can teach us about disruption

It wasn’t the first MP3 player – but it was the first to fit 1,000 songs in your pocket
11 May 2022
Dell calls time on the age-old on-prem vs cloud rivalry
Michael Dell in conversation in 2022
hybrid cloud

Dell calls time on the age-old on-prem vs cloud rivalry

The tech giant champions multi-cloud at one of the best conferences out there, unless you’re immunosuppressed, that is – our Dell Technologies World 2…
6 May 2022
How cyber security history repeats itself
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Security

How cyber security history repeats itself

The prime threats to businesses continue to be the same threats we’ve seen for the past decade – and if your business isn’t prepared, you might be at …
30 Apr 2022
What to expect from Dell Technologies World 2022
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Business strategy

What to expect from Dell Technologies World 2022

From new Apex offerings to Neil deGrasse Tyson on sci-fi movies, Dell is once again set to bring the noise to Las Vegas
29 Apr 2022
Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground
Elon Musk's Twitter account
social media

Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground

Tough ethical issues and impending regulations mean the billionaire is wholly unsuited to running a social media company
26 Apr 2022
It’s time to ditch software subscriptions
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Software

It’s time to ditch software subscriptions

Software firms may have grown addicted to subscriptions, but that doesn’t mean we all need to blindly follow
23 Apr 2022
Forget Putin – WFH is fast becoming an emblem for the cost of living crisis
A man and his child on a desk at their house as he tries to work from home
flexible working

Forget Putin – WFH is fast becoming an emblem for the cost of living crisis

Despite the EU’s claims we can fight Putin by staying at home, spiralling costs are pushing more people away from the office
22 Apr 2022