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Sunday 7th April 2024: Microsoft Splitting Teams Buisness Away From Office, Job Cuts At Amazon - AWS & More!



Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

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Microsoft Splitting Teams Buisness Away From Office

Microsoft has said it is splitting the Teams business messaging and video app from its Office software globally.

The firm separated the two products in Europe last year as it faced a possible fine from competition watchdogs.

Teams was added to Office in 2017. The European Commission has been investigating the move after a complaint from rival Slack in 2020.

After Teams was split from the Microsoft 365 and Office Suites in Europe last October, the platform saw little change to the size of its user base, according to market intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68705709

Source: BBC News

Job Cuts At Amazon - AWS

Technology giant Amazon has announced job cuts affecting hundreds of staff at its cloud computing business.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been growing and now represents 14% of Amazon's total revenue, according to its latest financial report.

The company has been shifting its strategy with physical stores, Amazon Fresh, which were launched in 2020.

On Tuesday last week, it said it would remove its self-checkout system called Just Walk Out from all the stores.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68729318

Source: BBC News

Shropshire Village - No Phone Signal

A village in Shropshire has had no phone signal for more than three months, leaving residents cut off from family and friends.

The problems arose when a phone mast in Preston Gubbals Lane in Bomere Heath broke in December, but engineers have been unable to access it to fix it.

A spokesperson for Vodafone, which is responsible for the mast with 02, said it had been unable to access the site because of safety concerns following flooding in severe weather conditions.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c1vl2e05121o

Source: BBC News

App Of The Week

This week's app of the week is called PlainApp.

You can manage your smartphone through a browser interface. This includes media like images, audio, and video, files such as PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, or Word documents, your favourite RSS feeds, and even a note-taking segment.

PlainApp is available for free on Android devices only.

App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ismartcoding.plain

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

A scam email claiming to be from the DVLA tells you that 'you are not up to date with your current vehicle tax' and threatens you with a fine or other penalties if you don't pay.

A malicious link is included to complete a form to 'be up to standard with the DVLA legal requirements.'

This will lead to a dodgy site where your details will be stolen by fraudsters.

Scam emails can be reported by forwarding them to report@phishing.gov.uk and phishing websites can be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre.

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