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On a Tuesday at the beginning of last month, there was a sudden spike in the amount of support requests we were getting. Various companies were reporting that seemingly completely unrelated services had all started throwing errors. It turned out these were all related. Half of the internet had gone AWOL...

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of nowhere with no access to mobile data wishing that there was some way to access the map on your phone? Or maybe you want to use your phone as a satnav, but don't want to chew through your data allowance. If so, our simple HowTo this month should explain how you can use Google Maps to achieve this.

WhatsApp is now one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. You may not be aware that it's also possible to connect to your account on your laptop / desktop to save getting your phone out of your pocket, or to make it easier when you need to write some longer messages. This quick guide will show you how to do this.

Microsoft is ringing in the changes with their currently unloved Edge internet browser. Edge is the replacement for the once world-conquering Internet Explorer. However, stats suggest it isn't even coming close to reducing Chrome's current stranglehold on the market. So Microsoft is planning to take the best bits of Chrome and turn it into something new. Literally.

We have been using Microsoft's Teams app as a simple messaging app for a while. However, we've recently started embracing more of its features to improve our efficiency. We thought it would be worth spending one of our occasional 3a Analysis blogs looking at why we made the switch. 

A GCHQ survey has revealed a list of the most popular passwords. As usual, it makes for a depressing read for those of us ensuring that systems are secure as can be, only to find out that many still pick passwords that basically leave the front door unlocked! Our blog highlights a selection of the worst offenders.

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