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As you may be aware, Microsoft's "CoPilot" tools are now fully rolled out to the various 365 applications (for a price). We will spend the next few months exploring these in our HowTo section, with some ideas on things you can ask it. We start this month with Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft have been working on their "Phone Link" app for a while now, so we thought it was about time to put it through its paces. Once the process is completed, you can then view all your photos, send and receive SMS messages, view your notifications and even make calls via your mobile plan.

Photo manipulation has been in the news a lot recently. Although this is often generically referred to as "Photoshopping", few people actually use that actual app to touch up their snaps. Microsoft have now added a new erase tool to the Photos app that comes with Windows that allows you to remove anything you like from your picture. Let's take a look at it in action.

By default, Microsoft's Edge browser now effectively puts browser tabs to "sleep" when they are untouched for a little while. This is a great memory saving measure. However, in cases where the tab would normally indicate there's something new to check (eg webmail after a new email) this can cause problems. This guide explains how to disable this feature for certain websites.

As important as keeping your devices up to date with all the latest security updates is (and this really is important), the biggest weak point in any device's defenses is almost always us, the users. Our HowTo this month lists some things to look for in emails that might indicate they're not what they appear to be.

Those of us that like opening loads of browser tabs and / or have machines that are getting on a bit may find that Chrome can sometimes bring their machine to a crawl. Google have introduced new settings to help combat this problem. This month's HowTo outlines how to activate this new feature.

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