Highlights of the Google Keynote 2016
At this year’s Google I/O Developer Conference, the search engine giant has unveiled it’s new programs and products. Amongst them are the new messenger app ‘Allo’, the video calling app ‘Duo’, Android N, Daydream VR, Android Wear 2.0 and more. It also unveiled Google Home, which is a voice activated home product that allows you […]
Android Pay has arrived in the UK
Android Pay was launched in the US on 11 September 2015 but has finally winged it’s way over the Atlantic and reached our shores today. Nearly 60% of all smartphone users own an Android device, yet have had to wait for this new service to be launched, while Apple Pay has been live in the UK […]
Google Chrome will be phasing out Adobe Flash by end of 2016
Google has followed suit with several other browser providers by announcing that there are plans to phase out Adobe Flash on it’s Google Chrome browsers by Q4 2016. Adobe Flash is used for presenting rich media online has been particularly targeted by cyber thieves who have exploited it’s flaws in order to target users.
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Closing your phone apps does not save your battery life
You may be forgiven for thinking that having apps open on your device causes your battery to drain quicker and so closing them will actually save your battery life. However according to Apple CEO Tim Cook and iOS chief Craig Federighi when questioned whether quitting apps frequently is necessary for battery life – the answer […]
Viv – the new intelligent assistant
New virtual assistant Viv is announced by the creators of iPhone’s Siri Siri’s creators have unveiled an exciting new artificial intelligence – Viv, that they say will be as significant in the next decade as Wi-fi and Bluetooth have been for the previous decade.
Another PayPal phishing scam
There is a new PayPal scam doing the rounds in which Paypal users are asked to confirm their security details. Unfortunately this is not a new attack on PayPal, they seem to be targeted the most often by masqueraders attempting to get their hands on your login details.
What can we learn from the Panama Papers leak to protect data?
There has been speculation that the leak of data from the Panamanian company, Mossack Fonseca, may have been due to it’s email servers being compromised. However it happened, it is clearly a huge problem for the company and its clients as 2.6 terabytes of data was stolen.
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New Blu-Ray UHD players mean you can watch movie blockbusters in 4K
4K TVs have already found a place in many living rooms but getting films and other content that makes use of the ultra high-definition form onto your screen has not been at all straightforward. Material is available, but it’s massive, so you also need a super-fast broadband connection to get it downloaded.