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As if we didn't have enough to worry about at the moment, criminals are now using the panic surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic as a hook to try and get people to follow links and / or run software that will compromise their machines.

As Sonos announce that they are dropping support for some of their older speakers rendering them all but useless, in one of our 3a Analysis series, we wonder if we're sleepwalking into a world in which we'll be forced to constantly replace everything we own long before it is looking long in the tooth

This month's HowTo explains how to use a powerful and often underused tool in Microsoft's Outlook email application. Message Rules allow you to automatically apply all sorts of actions to your email. Always move an email from a certain address into a separate folder? Easy. Always mark an email with a certain phrase in the subject as important? Simple. Let's show you how...

By default, when you first load Google's Chrome browser, it will display a single tab with a Google search box in it, along with some recently visited websites. However, it is possible to get it to always open a specific web page when you open it, and to also load any number of other pages into further tabs. This month's HowTo explains how to go about doing this.

The days that it's possible to continue to safely run Microsoft's Windows 7 are literally numbered. Despite the fact stats suggest that millions have clung on to the aging operating system until the very last moment, all support is being withdrawn in January.

When we wrote our blog detailing the IT-oriented policies contained in the manifestos of the 3 main UK-wide parties back in 2017, we didn't realise the opportunity to repeat this exercise would be presented quite so soon, and yet here we are! So, as we hurtle towards yet another general election, we take a look at the IT commitments from each manifesto.

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