All iPhone Users: Keep your iPhone 15cm away from your pacemaker

Where there are lots of updates being released by the big tech giants, there is another news that should not be ignored especially during this world pandemic – Covid-19. 

And this whole situation has changed our lifestyle completely – not that we didn’t use to spend our time on social media before.  

But now businesses are completely working online and are preferring social media marketing as compared to traditional marketing strategies. 

Apple recently announced that all customers should be vigilant about their smartphones as there is a chance that it might interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers. 

Previously, Apple issued a safety information in which they warned users about iPhones containing magnets and radios that emit electromagnetic fields. These elements impact medical devices such as, pacemakers and defibrillators. 

Apple notes that iPhone 12 versions have more magnets than prior iPhone models. 

And states that it does not result in huge risk of magnetic interference with medical devices than their previous models. 

However, Apple said that medical devices have some sensors that might react to magnets and are harmful. 

Apple recommends its users that they should keep their iPhones and MagSafe chargers at a “safe distance” away from medical devices. 

The exact distance is also advised by Apple which is, more than 15 centimeters, or 38.1 centimeters apart when wirelessly charging. 

Apple, however, have not yet responded to any requests to talk about why it is expanding on the safety guidance now. 

It is advised that if a customer feels like their iPhone 12 or MagSafe charger is interfering with their medical devices, then they should immediately stop using them. 

Apart from this health safety concers shown by Apple. Apple also warned its iPhone 12 users to be aware of placing their credit cards, security badges, passports etc when using MagSafe. 

So, If you are an iPhone user and you have a phone case that holds such items then make sure that you remove them before wirelessly charging your device. 

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New Features in Edge Chromium 88

The most recent update for Edge Chromium, version 88, has brought so many new useful features for Windows and macOS versions of the browser. 

The amazing new features include new password security tools, an updated look, and several quality-of-life enhancements.  

Let’s find out more about these features and how to use it. 

Password generator and security tools 

Edge 88’s update includes two password features. The first one is a randomized password generator that automatically creates a password when a new account is created, or an existing account is being updated. It also saves the password and when you need it again, it auto-fills it. 

Second password tool is automated data breach monitoring that is the biggest security monitoring feature included in this update. Edge security tool conducts a cross-reference based on the saved login information and notifies the user if there is a chance that account is being compromised. 

 The usage of both features is quite easy. All you must do is to sign into Edge with a Microsoft account and turn on Password Syncing under Settings > Profile > Sync > Passwords. to enable the password generator. That’s’ it! 

“Offer to save password” option will remember your password and whenever you will input a new password, Edge will offer to create it for you.  

Sleeping tabs 

With this feature all users can now set inactive tabs to “go to sleep” after a specified time. Edge will stop checking sleeping tabs in the background, which frees up your PC’s memory and CPU to be used elsewhere.  

Users can configure the setting in Settings > System > Save resources. You can choose the time duration to set based on your will and you will get notifications about it as well.  

Sidebar search 

Yet another useful feature, users can now search the web without opening a new tab or leaving the current page. All you must do is to highlight a word, then right-click > Search and you will see al search results in a sidebar.  

New looks 

Any device or application is not complete without its interface. In this update Edge 88 has also changed the browser’s appearance and has included new “Fluent Design” interface icons. 

These icons match Microsoft’s other products and offers over 24 new browser themes which you can use to personalize your Edge look.  

Other latest features 

Some of the tweaks which were limited to certain platforms are now available for desktop version. Such as.  

  • Now the new tab page shows incoming emails from user’s Outlook account. 
  • Cross-device history and tab syncing are available for all users. 
  • Automatic Profile Switching is available on Mac as well. 

Hope these details would help you understand new features and it’s usage. 

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Why Microsoft Teams is Much Better Platform for Collaboration?

VOIP services are the new digital needs to any business! Microsoft Teams’ offers efficient ways, not only to communicate with your Teams and your customers, but outside your business world too, over 65 countries to spread it wide.

During world pandemic i.e. Covid-19, we all have moved to several platforms to collaborate with our teams.

Initially, Zoom became one of the popular platforms for conducting meetings, online classes, and workshops.

Many small or large businesses have been using Zoom and Slack for collaboration and have been able to manage their work efficiently. But does it really provide all the features that Microsoft Teams is offering?  I do not think so!

Slack’s features are quite easy to understand and is mostly used to chat with people. Zoom on the other hand became a very popular app among workers as allows smooth and reliable video chats.

Using Microsoft Teams is a bit bloated with lots of features that might not be used by owners. But, the task management feature, called as planner which enables us to organize our tasks.

Microsoft made their name in technology because of one word. Maybe it is oversimplifying a multi-billion-dollar company, but the word is integration.

Outlook is integrated with Word which is integrated with Teams. Microsoft Teams Integration is the unique feature that keeps us all connected and everything is just a click away.

As we all know about this pandemic (hope it ends soon), in this crucial time we need integration now more than ever.

If I can click once to start a meeting with 10 people instead of sending them the link, I’ll take it.

Google is the closest to Microsoft in terms of making it all work in a fluid and intuitive sense, but Google Meet is not even in the same league as of Teams. If only it were not so! I prefer Google Docs over the online version of Microsoft Word, and Gmail (as part of Google Workspace, which used to be called G-Suite) is much better than Microsoft Outlook, especially for those of us who never delete an email and rely on an inbox search every five seconds.

For now, easily starting a video chat (and adding a team) in Microsoft Teams and integration with Outlook for scheduling group chats is winning me over.

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Users Switching to Other Apps after WhatsApp Updated its Data Terms

After the recent updates by WhatsApp to share data with Facebook. It is being noticed that several other messaging apps are being used more these days.

Messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand. It is mainly because of the updated terms of service by WhatsApp which has raised eyebrows on social media.

On Wednesday, WhatsApp laid out fresh terms, asking users to agree to the update let owner Facebook Inc and its subsidiaries have access to user data including their phone number and location.

As mentioned in our previous article this new update is violating the initial promise that WhatsApp made with its users. It is not only breach of privacy, but it is a huge question mark to their service and privacy policies.

Some privacy activists questioned the “accept our data grab or get out” move on Twitter and suggested users to switch to messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

Signal’s popularity shot up more on Thursday after it was recommended by Elon Musk, who we all know have one of the most-followed accounts on Twitter. Social media marketing plays a vital role in spreading such news so quickly.

More than 100,000 users installed Signal across the app stores of Apple and Google in the last two days while Telegram picked up nearly 2.2 million downloads, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower.

New installs of WhatsApp fell 11 per cent in the first seven days of 2021 compared with the prior week but that still amounted to an estimated 10.5 million downloads globally, Sensor Tower said.

Well, if your business is looking for an alternative to spread your word. Then you can use IT Company’s branded SMS gateway server to deliver your message with your own brand name without having so many conditions.

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2021 Brings Best WordPress e-commerce plugins!

Previous year 2020 has taught us many things, locking us down and making us to turn to internet. For the first time, it’s not a bad thing and even better for online businesses.

Through managed WordPress Hosting plugins can help you in growing your online business sales.  These plugins can also help you to setup the kind of business you want to run.

In order to help you grasp this knowledge in the simplest way, we have narrowed down 5 most important plugins that can help you in growing your online business.

  • Easy Digital Downloads:

EDD is one of the best plugins to use for selling digital online products. You can have free WordPress plugin and will only have to pay for the services.

Its installation process is very easy and you start adding your items right away. Plugins also allow you to enjoy several useful features such as, add to cart, pop-up, free downloads, PDF invoices and printing.

  • Ecwid Ecommerce Shopping Cart:

E-commerce world is not only about digital products, you can further enhance your global reach by selling physical tangible products.

Ecwid allows you to start selling physical products online. Another biggest advantage of Ecwid is that it is nota plugin which means apart on WordPress, you can sell products on any platform.

  • Shopify

Even if you are not tech savvy, Shopify handles everything for you from setting up your online shop to assisting you to how to sell your products. Its is not a plugin, so you can use it outside of WordPress as well. IT Consultants offers the best WordPress hosting and also offers online store services to help you increase your global reach via internet.

  • WP EasyCart

It is an affordable WordPress plugin for all businesses who want to see their products online. It offers absolute support in setting up and handles all the hard work by themselves. Through WP EasyCart, you can sell all kinds of products including, physical, digital products, digital download such as, videos, audios etc. You can also sell subscriptions, gift cards and can also ask for donation from this platform.

  • WooCommerce

It is one of the most popular plugins available for e-commerce. It offers you complete customization and the plugin itself is free.

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