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Quick Bytes News is my free news letter offering 'user level' guidance with a twist of humour on I.T. topics and my own experiences.


June 2020 - After a long break the covid-19 pandemic has brought QBN out of hiding.

Winter 2017/8 - The Internet of Things (IoT) is unwrapped! Mozilla have triumphed with their "Privacy not Included" campaign and above that their new fast Firefox Quantum flying browser! And please don't ignore the oncoming GDPR Regulation changes looming up on ALL of us who have customer data on our systems. Click here

Autumn 2017 - Android security changes, how what to look for as security becomes a tighter subject! AVC UnDroid - How you can easily test a small App before you install it. Google Play Protect and Google's "Project Treble". For Android users you need to seee this! Click here

Summer 2017 - Facebook posting methods getting your posts seen despite their algorithms! Upping your security with Two Stage Logging In to your most sensitive web portals, yes it is worth it! I discuss the methods. Click here

Spring 2017 - In this edition I cover a recent tightening of motoring law which affects how we use our mobile devices while driving. PCT has a ‘partnership’ with The Phone Coop. Office 365 or Office 2016? Mozilla have published their Survey of their Community Members views on Online Privacy and I add a touch of humour, courtesy of a cluster of late night mirth masters! Click Here

Winter 2016/7 - Methods to avoid Spam from cluttering up your life, Linux Mint reviewed, is it a credible alternative to Windows? Click Here

Autumn 2016 - A great compendium on how to keep safe online. How to spot scam callers, texts and emails. How to be aware of unsafe WiFi hot spots. BT WiFi extender warning. Click here

Summer 2016 - email providers are changing how they recieve emails so some may not be getting through without your intervention. How to say 'no' to Windows Updates when you need to go! Apple Mac's are no longer malware proof! Click here











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