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Matt Blowes

Seven password dos and don'ts

Quick, fast tips for making your passwords more secure. See our password dos and dont's.

How to stop using passwords

Using and remembering passwords doesn't have to be a day-to-day chore. You likely already have the devices needed to reduce your reliance on passwords.

Facial recognition in many phones not as secure as hoped

Facial recognition security in many phones from LG, Sony, Samsung & more is not secure and can easily be fooled by a simple photo. But Face ID by Apple and long passcodes remain viable security methods.

Outlook quietly sending automatic read receipts on mobile devices

Outlook on mobile devices has a default setting to automatically allow read receipts in the background, regardless of your desktop settings.

Windows 7 end of support date is approaching

Microsoft is finally ending support and security updates for Windows 7. Users of the popular operating system should start planning now to ensure their data is kept secure.

How to repair a broken iPhone in Australia

Smashed your iPhone screen? Dropped it and cracked the glass on the back? Here's how to repair your iPhone and how much it costs.

Outlook redesign revealed, coming soon

Microsoft have unveiled a significant but familiar redesign for Outlook. A sleeker look with less clutter is the clear priority. Some users may see the changes in a matter of days or weeks, but others might be left waiting for months. Those without Office 365 won't see it at all.

Important tasks added to Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft continues to roll-out regular feature updates for its task management app To-Do. Users can now mark high-priority tasks as important. Plus, List Sharing now includes attribution.

Microsoft Teams adds archiving, free version

Microsoft finally has a free version that offers a significant amount of functionality & will be appealing for small businesses. Plus can finally be archived into a read-only mode.

Microsoft To-Do introduces List Sharing

Microsoft is adding more and more new features to Microsoft To-Do with users now able to collaborate for the first time.

OWA for iPhone, iPad & Android to be replaced by Outlook app

Microsoft is finally dropping support for one of its two mobile email apps. But OWA users may be unsettled by the change. Find out when the OWA apps will stop working and how to replace them.

Australian's asked to comment on new '.au' domain name changes

Reforms to Australia's domain name system are on the cards, with '.au' addresses coming soon. The public consultation period for the changes is closing soon.

Find Brisbane CBD passenger drop-off zones in Google Maps

Finding a drop-off zone in the Brisbane CBD is now a bit easier with a new Google Maps overlay.

Microsoft Office Licensing Guide 2017

Purchasing Microsoft Office can be anything from a split second decision to a large project. See our guide on where to start and how to get the best value.

Choosing your next laptop: Storage

If you're looking at a new laptop, it's vital to know whether you're getting a fast solid state drive (SSD). Find out our recommendations.

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