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The EU has now set a deadline for all manufacturers of phones and other portable electronic devices to move over to USB-C charging ports if they're not already using them. From December 28th 2024, all portable devices (including iPhones and iPads) must be using this port. But Apple may not be the only ones displeased about this...

There's been a low-level murmur that passwords will be a thing of the past for some time now. Yet still, we dutifully create (and forget) increasingly complex strings with the looming threat of our entire online identities being stolen if someone guesses it. At last, those days may be numbered.

You will likely have seen the recent news that the National Grid is preparing contingencies for the worst-case scenario that planned power outages are necessary this winter due to the volatile energy situation at the moment. This article takes a look at the implications of this to aid decision making in this area.

After promising it for years, Microsoft have finally added tabs to the File Explorer with the recently released "Moment 1" update to Windows 11. This means the days of having to open multiple File Explorer windows to compare folders or copy things around are over? So, how does the new feature work?

There's a small but potentially important change coming for those that use Microsoft's services to provide their email. It's unlikely to impact personal accounts, as almost all users will be using modern methods to connect, but if your intranet service that relies on connection to an email account breaks / has broken for no obvious reason, this may be why...

Any Outlook users will likely be aware of the fact that, in addition to any external filtering of their mail, Outlook also has its own filtering system that will automatically filter some emails into junk. Equally, there may be mail you get you'd always like filtered into junk to declutter your inbox. Our HowTo explains how!

Picture the scene... you get a video call from your boss or your financial manager asking you to transfer funds or open that email attachment they've just sent you. You'd do it, right? They've just told you to. However, a new cyber-threat is emerging, and this time, it's visual.

You may have noticed when searching Google for certain words and phrases that a lot of the results are not very high quailty. They have made some changes to their algorithm to try and prioritse "“content by people, for people” to try and minimise the effectiveness of pages with no real value other than to rank highly for specific keywords.

Many people will have used Microsoft's Outlook app or its web counterpart to set their Out of Office automated replies when they're off on holiday or otherwise unable to respond to email. What you may not know is that it's now also possible to do this within Microsoft Teams, which may be convenient for those that don't have access to Outlook for whatever reason.