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How to do your Taxes at Home
Cracking on with your taxes can often be a daunting task. But there is no reason why it should be, especially thanks to top software! In this article FileHippo will talk you through how you can do your taxes at home. It doesn’t matter if you’re based in the... Read more
Amazon cancels New York City HQ2 project and 25,000 jobs
The world’s largest online retailer has pulled the plug on creating a new hub in New York. Following “fierce opposition”, Amazon has cancelled plans to create a new headquarters in New York City. The project would have seen 25,000 people employed. In a statement, the company revealed that it... Read more
WhatsApp Business to add new web and desktop features to celebrate birthday
To celebrate its first birthday, WhatsApp Business has added some handy features to its desktop and web services. The WhatsApp Business features now available, via fresh web and desktop designs, have been confirmed. Published in an official blog post, the changes are hoped to speed up day-to-day business and... Read more
Digital solutions to supermarket shopping on the way, thanks to Microsoft and Kroger partnership
Microsoft is teaming up with America’s largest grocery store to create a smarter shopping experience. It was announced on Monday January 7 that the global technology company has partnered with Kroger. Together the brands hope to introduce digital solutions to the retail industry, piloting two ‘connected experience stores’ using... Read more
Tech world reacts to Apple’s first sales forecast cut in 16 years
Weak iPhone demand is behind Apple’s first profits warning since 2002, amid a number of other factors. Chief executive, Tim Cook, published an open letter to Apple investors on Tuesday January 2. In the document he confirmed that Apple was revising its guidance for the fiscal 2019 first quarter.... Read more
Four of the best: CRM software with Outlook integration
Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email services out there. It’s used by more than 600 million people around the world and provides great communication offering. However, it’s not the best at helping you to manage customer relationships. So, the obvious answer to this dilemma is to... Read more
How to Manage a Dispersed Workforce with Business Software
Since the dawn of the digital age we have seen a larger number of dispersed workforces and remote employees. This, of course, has brought benefits of flexibility and the ability to appoint once (literally) out of reach specialist staff. However, there is a range of common issues faced by... Read more
Trends about working away from the office revealed by Avast report
A new study has revealed some intriguing trends and observations about employees who work remotely. The Avast Business Mobile Workforce Report 2018 is now being shared with business owners, in a bid to inform them about the positives and negatives of a mobile workforce. Data from a survey of... Read more
Facebook launches £4.5m Community News Project to support local journalism
An ambitious Community News Project has been funded by Facebook, in a bid to enhance local journalism in the UK. In the era of ‘Fake News’ allegations, and digital media casting a shadow over print, the social media giant has been regarded as an ‘enemy’ of journalism by some.... Read more
How To Keep Track Of Employees Time With HR Software
Running a “one-man-band” business can leave you spinning a lot of plates simultaneously, and this only becomes more intense once you start taking on staff. Suddenly you’re not just responsible for managing your own workload, but also those of the people working under you. Thankfully, this is 2018, which... Read more
Does Your Business Need A VPN?
No matter how big or small your company may be, there’s one business tool you literally cannot afford to be without: a VPN. What is a VPN? In oversimplified terms, it’s your own personal tunnel onto the internet. That might sound like the stuff of hackers or international operatives,... Read more
Project Management Software For Construction
Whether you are building a log cabin, brick house, entire residential development or at an industrial level, there’s software that can help. If you already work in construction then you know that in ever more turbulent times the very essence of the industry is changing. Labor costs can rise and fall, materials cost... Read more
Essential Small Business Software That Won’t Break the Bank
Whether it’s for HR, CRM, or project management, small business software should be cost-effective and save you time and effort. For smaller scale enterprises whose budgets can’t stretch too far, business software first and foremost needs to be economical. This doesn’t necessarily mean cheap in the low-quality sense –... Read more
How To Improve Cybersecurity for your Small Business: A Quick 7 Step Guide 
If you own a small business it’s far more important than you might think to take some time to protect yourself from hackers and cyber-criminals. But we get it…It’s a hassle, and unless you are running some sort of IT related company, the idea of implementing effective cybersecurity might seem as... Read more
Airbnb Sues New York Over New Law That Demands Disclosure Of Host Information 
Airbnb, the specialist short term renter has announced that it is suing the city of New York. The move is a response to a law passed in July, that legally requires the company to share hosts’ names and addresses with the authorities on a monthly basis. Airbnb claims that the... Read more
Google Sued For Allegedly Tracking Phones Regardless Of Privacy Settings 
Google is being sued for tracking mobile devices even when users have asked them not to. The Lawsuit alleges that Google is illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even if they think their privacy settings have been set to prevent it. The plaintiff’s... Read more
Get It Together With Our Favourite Team Project Management Software
Find the perfect project management software for your team. In our connected world, it’s almost impossible to effectively conduct business without the help of great platforms that keep your team on the same page. At one time, businesses had to rely on multiple apps and desktop software titles to... Read more
EU Fines Google $5 billion Over Android Antitrust Violations 
Fine is second multi billion levy by EU against Google in less than a year.   The penalty follows a major investigation over Android dominance of how Google links its Google Search and Chrome operations on Android devices.   Technically speaking, the European Union have issued a $5.06 billion fine against Alphabet, Google’s parent company for the alleged abusive dominance... Read more