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Microsoft Teams gets a free version

Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Vegas. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams.<p>The Slack competitor has been kicking around in some form or other since late-2016, but the …

Microsoft Teams

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

No Accounting for Taste ep 12: Spreadsheets, public speaking and tech

Topic • Tech pulse<br>Tags • Excel <br>• Xero

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

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Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a popular way to stay safe online. When you connect to a VPN, all outgoing network traffic is …

Safari 101: All the 3D Touch Tricks You Should Be Using

Introduced on the iPhone 6s, 3D Touch is just about the closest thing to a "right-click" that we have on iOS. Apple and app developers utilize this …

Notes 101: How to Scan, Edit & Share Documents Right Inside Notes on Your iPhone

There are plenty of third-party apps for scanning documents on your iPhone, but they can all be tossed out the door since iOS 11 includes one by …

Apps

Did you solve it? Le Sudoku français est arrivé!

In my puzzle blog earlier today, I set you four Garam puzzles.<p>You can see (and print out) the puzzles by clicking on this link.<p>You can see (and print out) the solutions by clicking on this link.<p>But before you look at the answers, perhaps all you needed was a hint to get you going.<p>Here are the two …

Review of UniPDF, a Free PDF to Word Converter

UniPDF is a free PDF to Word converter (PDF to DOC) that's easy to use, quick to download, and skips the confusing options found in other programs …

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Android News

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Why there’s a stark new frankness to sex on TV | Rebecca Nicholson

From Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It reboot, to the taboo-busting The Girlfriend Experience, programme-makers are pushing the boundaries of TV sex – and increasingly, it’s female writers and directors who are calling the shots<p>Late in the first season of The Deuce, David Simon and George Pelecanos’s …

New DNS Service Launched By IBM Vows To Keep Your Browsing Habits Secret

A new online service was launched today to keep your browsing habits out of the hands of marketers and help you automatically avoid millions of …

Privacy

Best podcasts of 2017 part 1: from the buzziest to politics and brain food

Miranda Sawyer , Hannah Verdier , Simon Usborne , David Shariatmadari and Stuart Dredge

Podcasting

Deloitte develops audit technology for smaller firms

Big Four firm Deloitte plans to begin offering auditing technology next week to smaller accounting firms through a recently formed venture.<p>Deloitte …

The best home security apps you can download

One of the most useful things about a smartphone is the peace of mind it can offer when you go out of town. When you leave the house, no longer do …

Find out how much money you could be getting for your place on Airbnb

Thinking of renting out your spare room on Airbnb to strangers to earn some sweet, sweet cash?<p>You might want to start by getting to know how much …

Raspberry Pi Print Server Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will be going through the steps on how to setup a Raspberry Pi Print Server. The process of getting the software installed is …

Square Rage

<b>From top: Customised sign at Grand Canal Square; aerial view of square</b><p>Someone has taken it upon themselves to ‘customise’ the new signs at Grand …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

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How should I protect my Windows PC from malware and viruses?

Gwilym isn’t convinced his anti-virus software is worth the money, and wants to know what protection I’d recommend<p>I am using Avast to protect my computer: you recommended it quite some time ago. I am not entirely convinced it’s worth what I am paying, and it is constantly suggesting, in a variety …

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether …

Keep Your Breath Fresh with Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash Recipes

Homemade Baking Soda Mouthwash Recipes<p>A Cheap and Easy Option for Fresh Breath<p>Updated April 09, 2018<p>If you are looking for a cheap and natural way to …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

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