Cyber Essentials Certified

Cyber Essentials Certified

We are Cyber Essentials Certified

It is easy to do and we were pleased to see that we had all the correct controls in place. We can now reassure our customers that we have taken the essential precautions needed to keep their organisations safe against cyber threats and attacks.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Use two Mac apps side by side in Split View

Use two Mac apps side by side in Split View

With Split View, you can fill the screen on your Mac screen two apps or windows side by side.  You do not have to manually move and resize windows.

How to Enter Split View

In macOS Catalina or later you need to do the following:


  1. Move your pointer to the left hand corner of you screen and hover over  the full-screen button or simply click and hold the button.
  2. When prompted choose ”Tile Window to Left of Screen” or ”Tile Window to Right of Screen” from the menu. The window will then fill that side of the screen.


    3. Then click a window on the other side of the screen to start using both windows side by side.

    That is it you can now work in Split View with two windows side by side. 


    HEIC Format iOS iPhone & iPad

    HEIC Format iOS iPhone & iPad

    What is HEIC? 

    High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIC)

    HEIC is format used by default on photos on iOS 11 and higher for iPhone and iPad,

    The format was designed and implemented to save storage space on your device but keeping the high-quality photos you expect from your iPhone. But with a big change like this you can expect a few compatibility issues that can cause issues viewing photos outside of Apple Products.

    The Images are automatically converted when uploading to social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

    iOS 11 does have an inbuilt tool to automatically transfer photos and videos in a compatible format for Mac or PC users. Which you would expect should be as simple as plugging into a Windows machine but in most cases does not work as expected.

    You can turn off the HEIC setting from your device so that it will automatically take photos in JPEG Format by following the steps below 

    Settings > Camera > Formats > Most Compatible

    There is also a very simple and free tool that I recommend using if you ever get to the stage of having photos stuck in the HEIC format that you need to convert.


    It a great free and easy to use website which allows you to convert up to 50 photos at one time and download it as a folder with all the photos converted in JPEG.



    HEIC Format iOS iPhone & iPad

    Adding An Office 365 Email Account On iPhone

    Today we are going to show you how to set up your Office 365 email account on iPhone and your iPad. Simply follow our step-by-step guide below to add your email account on your chosen device.

    Firstly, on your iPhone open Settings

    office 365 email account iphone

    Scroll down and select Passwords & Accounts

    Press on Add Account


    Tap on Exchange

    Type your email address in the top box and then enter a description for your email account e.g. “Work Email”. Then press Next

    On the next screen, press Sign In

    Then enter the password for your email account and press Sign in

    When prompted, Accept permissions to have the account on your phone

    Lastly, select the services you would like to be synchronised on your phone and press Save

    Once it’s all done, simply open the Mail app and start using your email account.

    We hope that this has helped you add your Office 365 email account on iPhone. Here are a number of other useful guides available on our blog.

    Just visit to find them or visit Microsoft’s official article here.




    HEIC Format iOS iPhone & iPad

    Apple Music App Disappeared From iPhone

    apple musicStruggling to find your Apple Music app on your iPhone home screen? Try not to panic. A number of users have noticed that stock Apple apps have disappeared with the iOS 10 update. The iOS 10 update allows built-in applications to be deleted, although, it is possible that the app has become hidden rather than deleted. In any case, please follow the steps below to get the Apple Music app or one of the other stock Apple apps back:

    Instructions to get back your missing app:
    • On your iPhone, open the App Store
    • Tap the Search button at the bottom of the screen
    • In the search bar, type in and search for Apple Music
    • You should see the app in the list. Tap the cloud download button
    • The app will download almost instantly

    Once the app has been downloaded, you will notice that is has returned back onto the home screen. You can then open the app as normal.