With the development of contact tracing apps to counter the spread of COVID-19, there has been discussion of centralised and decentralised methods. So what do these terms actually mean? The short version is that the centralised method is designed to collect more data and compare it on central servers, while the decentralised method collects as […]
How can you make your ‘new normal’ Greener? Here at Solidarity IT, we always aim to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. 🏠 Home-office (single premises)📞 Remote Support (visits only when absolutely necessary)🚗 Car Share (Co-Cars Hybrid/Electric)📄 Digital paperwork♻️ Waste recycled If anyone has any other suggestions of ways we can minimise our […]
Protect-IT defended a client’s laptop against a virus attack recently. It was detected in a piece of Malware called “browserassistant.exe” lurking in the hidden app_data folder. It was continually blocked by AutoProtection and then removed via remote access. The first time the customer was bothered by it was when I called them to let them […]
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http://www.simonweckert.com/googlemapshacks.html As an experiment and prank, an artist put 99 smartphones in a trolley, and walked around roads in Berlin to trick Google Maps into thinking there was a traffic jam, in a piece of performance art titled Google Maps Hacks. Google Maps uses the locations of it’s users to map out areas of high […]
Whatsapp is a widely used messaging app for iPhones, Android phones, and PCs. Today, Whatsapp launches a new update that means the app will cease to run on phones that use Android 2.3.7 (Released 2010) or iPhone iOS 8 (Released 2014). They are taking this step because out of date operating systems become vulnerable to […]
The past few decades have seen the internet go from its beginning as a specialised tool unavailable and irrelevant to the lives of most people to becoming a ubiquitous necessity. Many companies,organisations and government services have switched to requiring forms to be completed online and many more are in the process of doing so. This […]
Despite Windows 7 having reached End of Life, a recent update has been released to fix the issue with wallpapers not always showing. Microsoft doesn’t usually release patches for operating systems after End of Life, but have done so in the past during major incidents. Fixing the wallpaper display options is however, a comparatively trivial […]
Valerie provides an explanation of the most common reasons why a computer might overheat, and how to fix them.
A summary sheet covering the issues surrounding the Windows 7 End of Life on January 14th 2020