What can IoT do for you?

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What’s IoT? Firstly let’s cover what IoT or Internet of Things is. We see it in lots of places and it’s soon to take over the earth and near space. Well, maybe not that extreme, but it will be everywhere and in a lot of places it certainly doesn’t need to be. (In our opinion) An IoT world is a …

Translate anything with your smartphone camera.

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Google have acquired the app Word Lens, with this app you can translate anything with your smartphone camera. Let’s place you into a scenario for a second, you’re in a foreign country,  you’re in a busy city, you suddenly need the toilet. There so many signs everywhere, but you as the stereotypical English person has not learned the language within the …

If Mark Zuckerberg can get hacked, can you really be safe?

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Yes. Even though one of the greatest tech entrepreneurs of our time (Mark Zuckerberg) can get his social media accounts hacked it doesn’t mean that you can’t prevent it. The group “Our Mine Team” have claimed that they hacked into the Facebook founder’s Twitter, Pinterest and Linked In account, they also claimed they hacked his Instagram account but this statement …

The Windows 10 upgrade “malware”

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Short of knocking on your door and sending carrier pigeons, since the release of the Windows 10 upgrade option, Microsoft has endeavored to force end-users to upgrade to Windows 10 in any way possible. It started in October 2015 where some users started to notice their computers automatically updating to the newest version, Microsoft stated that it was just a …

117 million passwords stolen from LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn estimated that in 2012 there were 6.5 million users’ passwords stolen after a major data breach by hackers. However, 6.5 million was massively incorrect according to a LinkedIn blog post yesterday. The number is now estimated to be closer to 117 million passwords and emails, and LinkedIn are stating that this isn’t the cause of a new cyber attack, but a revision …

Questions to ask when choosing a Managed Service Provider

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At some point you will begin to feel that your business needs a new IT Support Provider or needs its first Managed Service Provider (MSP) as the daily struggle to overcome your technology issues restricts the potential of your business. However, when choosing an MSP there are lots of factors to consider and without asking the right questions you’ll only find out what the MSP wants …

21st Century Heartbreak – Chrome drops Flash

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Adobe Flash – a widget for helping display content in your web browser – will soon become a distant memory as Google announce that their web browser Chrome will no longer support it. This may not come as a surprise if you’ve noticed web ads have been slightly more tasteful of late. What does this mean for you though? Not …

The Google Search Experiment – Blue or black?

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In 2009 Google tested 41 different shades of blue for Gmail ads and search results, which in turn generated an extra revenue of $200 million a year. Are Google at it again? As the forefront for all questions and answers, the structure of our beloved Google stronghold may be getting a make-over. Some users have reported via Twitter that they are …