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Using the F-x keys

Ever wondered about those mysterious F1, F2, F3... keys at the top of your keyboard? They can be useful (Windows), although the problem is not every single program co-operates. F1... in most programs it will open the help documentation. F2... if you have selected a...

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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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More than just search

Google, and to a certain extent Bing, offers instant conversions, translations and tools - just type what you need to know. Examples: Maths: 23*54 10 miles in km computer expert in french time in new york define: useful 15 minute timer There are dozens of things like...

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When to upgrade…?

How do you decide when - or perhaps just as importantly, when not - to invest in new technology? That might mean buying a new smartphone or PC, or it could be a complete restructure of your IT systems. With the news that Samsung have released a $2,000 foldable phone,...

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Apple FaceTime warning

Please note: this only applies if you use Apple products - iPhone, iPad or a Mac computer. We advise you to disable FaceTime. Here's the why, and how: You may already have read about a FaceTime bug which allows someone to call your phone through FaceTime and hear your...

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The 2009 / 2019 10-year challenge

Social media is awash with people posting photos comparing their 2009-self to a recent picture. (No, you can't see ours.) If we were building artificial intelligence (AI) / facial recognition software it would be incredibly useful to have a documented worldwide...

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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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