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Text Talk: A Parents’ Guide

The language of teenagers is always a bit of a mystery. Every generation of parents is bewildered by the vocabulary young people use when conversing with each other. Teenagers these days, though, are doing a lot of communication in writing – something we (the old...

Tech Tips: Laptop Security Tracking Software

Question: What can you do to protect your laptop against loss or theft? Answer: Not a lot. Question: How can you maximise the chance of recovering your laptop and data after loss or theft? Answer: A lot. Identification The first step towards laptop security is...

Tech Tips: Proactive Archiving with Google Vault

What is Google Vault? Google Vault is one of Google’s software and cloud-computing tools – a suite of products collectively named G Suite. Designed to support Gmail and Google Drive, among other applications, Google Vault is an archiving service. Archiving The primary...

Tech Tips: 5 Ways to a Secure Computer Network

Tech Tips: 5 Ways to a Secure Computer Network

Being the victim of a cyberattack can be a messy business. Short-term financial costs include: lost revenue as a result of reduced productivity; temporary over-staffing during downtime; and remedial work on the compromised system. Long-term, a business can suffer...

Tech Tip: Keep your Computer Keyboard Clean

Tech Tip: Keep your Computer Keyboard Clean

Somebody, somewhere, has worked out that a computer keyboard harbours ten times the number of bacteria as a toilet seat. The reason for this horrific statistic is that toilets are cleaned regularly and computer keyboards are not. Prevent Your Computer Keyboard from...