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Working From Home: Slow Internet? Try hotspotting your phone

I’ve had a few people saying that their broadband is slower than normal at home.
This can be because you are normally not working from home at this time of day but more likely due to the increased volume of people using the internet for surfing, watching Netflix, Prime, YouTube, etc.
First, try rebooting the router, check the microfilters on phone outlets and try an ethernet cable if wi-fi is poor.
If you are using a laptop over wi-fi and you also have a smartphone with a decent 4G signal then try creating a local HotSpot on the phone and then connect your laptop to the hotspot rather than your normal router.
See if things run any quicker
Remember to check your data tariff and allowance though

tKnowIT: Services mostly as usual

With the latest announcement from the government, it is important that you know that tKnowIT is able to provide you with your normal IT support, monitoring and maintenances services.
This includes businesses who currently don’t have a support agreement with tKnowIT but need help on a pay as you go basis. tKnowIT can help with IT systems, assistance with staff working from home, auditing and securing their machines, etc.
It is sad to see so many businesses are having to shut their doors until this all blows-over but I’m in the fortunate position that a lot of IT tasks can be performed remotely.

MS Teams: Here’s how to make project communication as easy as possible

Managing multiple projects with lots of different contributors can be a real headache.

Unless you use one of the world’s favourite collaboration tools – that you may already be paying for.

New Utility: Has your email address been stolen?

Has your email address been stolen?

We have put together a new tool for you to use for free that can tell you if your email address has been stolen.

If it has been stolen you can use the contact form to request more information from us.

Office 365: Checking for updates

Start MS Word Click File menu option then click Account Click Update Options followed by Update Now A message will then appear

Windows 10: How to check for updates

Click Windows flag in bottom left corner of screen then click on the cog
Click on Update & Security
Click the Check for updates button

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A clever way to replay notes you’ve scribbled on a document

Using Word, PowerPoint and Excel is so much fun now. Because there are so many things you can do with your documents.

Like scribble notes on them. Perfect when you’re using a tablet.

And did you know, there’s a functionality called Ink Replay that allows you to literally watch the exact moment you scribbled the note again.

Your email is your greatest tool. And biggest threat

Because we rely on email so much to run our businesses, it’s our greatest tool (no matter how much you might sigh when you see how many unread emails you have).

But because there’s so much activity in there. And you can receive emails from anyone, it’s the most common way to try to breach your business.

Hackers are targeting every business, every day. Using clever automated tools.

Hackers are targeting your business right now

This is 100% true because they are targeting all businesses, all of the time.

Whereas once hacking was something done for the challenge and the bragging rights, these days it’s a form of organised crime.

Hackers use automated tools that are constantly looking for vulnerabilities they can exploit.

This is why it takes just one click on a dodgy email to let someone into your entire network.

To know what you’re up against, download our brand new guide: The 9 cyber threats you need to know about now.

We’re TKNOWIT LIMITED, looking after businesses in Malton, Ryedale and beyond. And we’re on a mission to educate thousands more businesses around here about how to keep themselves safe from hackers.

Cyber crime is the fastest growing crime to affect businesses. When you see what you’re up against, you’ll be better prepared.

Contact Us discuss in more detail.

Wouldn’t it be life changing to reach Inbox Zero… every day?

Wouldn’t that be good. No emails at the end of each day. No worrying that you’ve missed something important.

Or scrolling through the same emails again and again, when you’d rather be playing with your kids (doh!).

Inbox Zero isn’t reached by having fewer emails… that’s really hard to achieve. Instead, you need to change the way you handle emails.