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Is ChatGPT Assistive Technology for Everyone?

ChatGPT is the latest AI (Artificial Intelligence) craze that promises to change the world. There is no doubt that ChatGPT is impressive and is already changing the world as we see schools and universities banning its use. However, is ChatGPT assistive technology for everyone? What is ChatGPT? Well, I asked ChatGPT to explain what it…Continue readingIs ChatGPT Assistive Technology for Everyone?

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IT Life Living with Sight Loss Productivity

My Blind Tech Setup 2022

I know I am always looking to find out what others are using in their blind tech setup; it really is the best way to learn. So, I am sharing what I use in my Blind Tech Setup, I hope you find it useful. Phone and Watch The iPhone 14 Pro Max and Apple Watch…Continue readingMy Blind Tech Setup 2022

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IT Productivity

How to Fix Distant Bluetooth Audio

After recently getting the Poly Voyager Focus 2 headet to help block the noise of my air conditioning out while on calls all day long, I found they had a very distant Bluetooth audio. This seemed to only happen in calls and was extremely frustrating. After a bit of investigation, it turned out that Windows…Continue readingHow to Fix Distant Bluetooth Audio

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How to keep GSuite Legacy for Free

Google announced the closure of GSuite legacy in January 2022. GSuite (formaly Google Apps) is a service that many signed up to for providing email for domain names. Google have not provided clear options to keep GSuite legacy accounts, apart from migrating to Google Workspace and paying handsomely for it. In typical Google style, they…Continue readingHow to keep GSuite Legacy for Free

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IT Living with Sight Loss Productivity

How to get Dark Mode websites on iPhone and iPad

Over the last few years there has been a rise in popularity of dark mode. Dark mode features are now readily available on operating systems and some websites. There are still many websites that don’t have the option and that’s where NightEye can help with browser extensions that can turnsany website into dark mode. NightEye…Continue readingHow to get Dark Mode websites on iPhone and iPad

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Business IT Microsoft Office Productivity

How to fix Microsoft Teams Performance Issues

As many of us have adjusted to remote working, a large amount of our time is spent within Microsoft Teams, so what do you do when it isn’t performing as it needs to? Continue reading to find out how to fix Microsoft Teams performance issues. Symptoms of Microsoft Teams Performance Issues Teams CPU usage is…Continue readingHow to fix Microsoft Teams Performance Issues

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Reflecting on 20 years in IT

As 2020 draws to an end, I wanted to share Reflecting on 20 years in IT. Twenty years ago I started my first job as IT Manager for a Food Testing Laboratory. At 18 I found myself being solely responsible for all IT across two sites. This was my dream job, and I was determined…Continue readingReflecting on 20 years in IT

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What does 99% uptime mean?

Over the years I have seen uptime stated as part of service level agreements for a wide range of services, from internet connections to web hosting and online applications. When picking a solution with a service level agreement, it is important to check that the details meet your requirements Reviewing the Service Level Agreement (SLA)…Continue readingWhat does 99% uptime mean?

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Business IT

Cloud Computing – Caution!

This week you may have heard about Adobe Creative Cloud having a 27 hour outage and the chaos it caused businesses. Everyday our lives become more dependant on cloud services, I don’t just mean our personal email, but also the companies we use and depend on. Cloud computing is changing the landscape of business and…Continue readingCloud Computing – Caution!

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Do we expect too much from IT Systems?

There is no denying that IT is a huge part of our business today and is offering new opportunities and improvement we hadn’t even considered 10 years ago. The way businesses have changed is leading to IT becoming the default port of call when an issue needs a solution, but is this leading to businesses overlooking more obvious solutions?Continue readingDo we expect too much from IT Systems?