June 2019

Google maps on a phone.

Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for a different kind of calamity: your commute.   In a blog post, Google revealed Maps can provide live traffic and delay updates for buses, which, prior to this update, wasn't possible in some areas, and predict how packed trains and buses...

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Image of a Nokia Phone.

Frustrated with your phone running out of battery before the day is out? According to telecommunications company Nokia, those days could soon be over.   Nokia Bell Labs, a subsidiary of Finnish manufacturer Nokia, has now announced a new smartphone battery design reportedly packing "2.5 times the battery life than anything currently on the market".   Crucially, the battery design was engineered so as not to increase the weight...

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Image of a phone with google calendar open

If you see an unfamiliar notification on your Google Calendar, don’t be too quick to click on the link.   You could fall victim to a new form of phishing attack, warns cybersecurity expert Kaspersky Lab.   Cybercriminals are reportedly luring unsuspecting Google users to click on links sent to them via the Calendar feature, exposing them to a variety of cyber threats. Kaspersky notes that it observed attacks targeting victims...

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PowerPoint new feature 2019

Microsoft said Tuesday that an upcoming Presenter Coach feature for PowerPoint will offer AI-powered suggestions to improve your presentations, including the use of gender-inclusive language and even reminders not to swear.   PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach will turn on only during a practice session, when you’re rehearsing your slides. It’s an optional feature that will be available to PowerPoint on the web later this summer—not the Office 365...

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Post about a data breach.

ANZ Banking Group was the first of the big four lenders to respond to Landmark White's second data breach, suspending the troubled valuer again on Friday just weeks after reinstating it to its valuation panels.   The bank, the last of the big four lenders to turn work back on after a disastrous data theft in January that left 137,500 records sitting on a dark web forum...

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man stealing credit card.

Identity theft is a 2 billion dollar industry in Australia. More and more people and businesses are being targeted, exploited and their lives torn apart because their computer's have been hacked, money stolen from the bank, social media accounts compromised, business and personal data locked and held for ransom, or been blackmailed for dirty photos. We all know a friend, client, colleague or family member...

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Man in a mask using a laptop.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre advises Windows users across Australia to patch their machines as their could be a possible virus outbreak if systems are not patched. Microsoft have recently discovered a vulnerability in the pre-authentication of RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Similar to the WannaCry malware spread a similar outbreak could occur if systems are not patched and up to date. You can learn more about this...

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Man climbing a mountain.

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Windows 10 Dynamic Lock.

A new feature to windows 10 now allows you to use your phone as a way to detect when you are not near your pc. It uses a Bluetooth connection to your phone and once that connection ends it will lock the computer.   You can read more about this new feature in this article.         Click here to learn more about Managed Services Australia.   Visit our Technology Centre and make your...

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