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Copy & Paste

In honour of Larry Tesler's death, take a moment to learn how to cut (Ctrl+X), copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) quickly. These shortcut keys make cut / copy / paste a breeze. Some extra tips: If you're trying to select text on a website that's also a link, hold down...

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Quick Assist

Windows 10 has a very easy feature to share your screen with someone else - and you can choose to give them control over your computer too. But don't do this unless you know who they are... Click 'Start' and search for 'Quick Assist'. You can then either send a...

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Looking Ahead: the Optimism of a New Decade

We’re not huge on resolutions, preferring to start things that have a chance of lasting beyond the second week of January! But it’s unsurprising that with the dawn of a new decade we want to pause and consider where we want to take EJC in the future. The fundamentals...

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2019 in Review

2019 was a positive year at EJC. We worked hard on the day-to-day things: keeping our clients’ systems running, dealing with problems, managing projects. We also worked hard behind the scenes to improve how we run the business and work with our clients. Overall we...

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Add / Remove icons from your Windows 10 Start menu

You can easily customise your Windows 10 Start menu. To remove icons, simply right-click them and select 'Unpin from Start': And to add one in, find the program in your Start menu, right-click it and choose 'Pin to Start': An example of how your shiny new Start menu...

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Sort emails by ‘From’ to tidy them up

If you've lost control of your inbox, a good way to deal with it is to sort by 'From'. This will group together emails based on who sent them: It's generally much quicker to work through emails from a single person to make sure you've not missed anything, and if you...

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Smile, you’re on camera

Facebook Portal launched last month - a new way to keep in touch with family and friends via sophisticated video conferencing technology. It also links with WhatsApp - an indication Facebook is keen for a return on the $19 billion it spent on the chat software five...

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Open links in new tabs

If you've got a mouse with a scroll wheel in the middle of it, a quick and easy way to open a webpage link in a new tab is to click it with the scroll wheel instead of the normal mouse button. You can also hold down the 'Control' key on your keyboard as you click a...

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Re-open closed tabs

It's all too easy to accidentally close a tab when you're browsing the web. Especially frustrating if you're reading something interesting, such as the EJC website. Just press Ctrl + Shift + T and the last place you were looking will magically reappear. On a Mac it's...

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Whose Emails Do You Trust? (Ours!)

We've seen an increasing number of innocuous-looking emails with links to files stored in either Dropbox or OneDrive. Because the documents are stored on a service that most people recognise (and trust), the links appear legitimate - and in fact do take you through to...

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…And Another Warning

We could probably write a newsletter every day with warnings about specific scams, but we're trying to provide general advice so you can spot them yourself. One particular style that is doing the rounds at the moment is a blackmail scam - someone apparently has a...

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Windows Focus Assist

Notifications can be useful, but they can also be annoying if you're trying to focus on something important - or perhaps giving a presentation. Windows 10 has a built-in 'Focus Assist' which lets you limit, or turn off, notifications. Click Start and search for it....

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Paste Special

If you're trying to copy and paste some content from, say, a website into a Word document or email it can be frustrating when the formatting is also copied across. Solve that problem with 'Paste Special' which lets you strip out unwanted fonts, bold, italic and other...

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How to reset your lightbulb

US-based General Electric (GE) was recently mocked for sharing a video guide to reset your lightbulb. Their ‘smartbulb’ gives you features like voice activation, the ability to pick light levels, and solutions to a number of other problems you didn't know you had. If...

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Emoji heaven

We’re torn on the use of ‘emojis’ in business. On the one hand, they perhaps aren’t particularly professional. On the other – language constantly evolves, and there’s a valid argument that with our increasingly text-based communication, there is a need for expressing...

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Green doesn’t mean go

You may already be familiar with the little green padlock you see next to a website address: It means the website is being delivered over a secure connection – which is good. But… beware of complacency. All the green padlock means is that the connection is secure – it...

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Goodbye to Windows 7

As of January 14th 2020 - which isn't as far away as it sounds - Microsoft is ending support, patches and updates for Windows 7. For anyone using Windows 7, this could expose them to serious security risks. It's vitally important that we make sure you're either a) not...

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Important .uk domain update

This is your last chance to purchase your reserved .uk domain before they go on general sale, it’s important you make a decision now because the ‘reservation period’ ends on 25th June 2019. What is happening? In 2014, Nominet, the internet registry for .UK domains...

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GDPR Resources

GDPR Resources

Find more information on what GDPR means for you, how you need to prepare and why working with EJC helps you along the way.

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Security

An extra focus on GDPR security issues, an area EJC are best-placed to help

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EJC GDPR Statement

Our statement covers how EJC meets the requirements of GDPR

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