Category Archives: Technology News

Wi-Fi gets a name change

The Wi-Fi standards committee have decided to update the technology and give Wi-Fi specifications a new naming convention.  Out goes the current 802.11xx and in comes Wi-Fi 6. This should be a lot more straight forward and easier to understand for all of us when it comes into effect in 2019. Wi-Fi 6, still known…
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Cyber Security – latest news

There’s a lot going on in the world of Cyber Security.  It could be down to the fact security threats are on the increase and we are more aware of them in every day life online.  Big companies are the prime targets but we all need to be aware of the risks.  As technology and…
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Have a piece of the ANDROID Pie

Google’s popular mobile operating system was due for another upgrade so here it is.  This time it’s all about the PIE. In keeping with Google’s trend to name each upgrade after a sweet snack, Android 9 - PIE is next in line.  Hopefully they won’t bite off more than they can chew. Perhaps the proof…
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Exam results & jobs in technology

With GCSE and A Level results being published this week, it’s a nerve racking time for school leavers considering college, university or apprenticeships. There has been a shift recently in subjects taken at GCSE and A-Level toward Stem subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) by around 6% since 2013.  This is mainly due to the…
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What is ‘Fortnite’?

  If you’re not a gamer like me then there is a slim chance you will have not heard about the game that’s taking the world by storm – FORTNITE.  If you are into gaming, then you probably aren’t reading this post as you are probably playing…Fortnite.   What is it? Fortnite and it’s spin…
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Apple iOS 12 is on it’s way – Let’s take a peek

Apple like to release a new version of their iOS mobile operating system each year.  True to form iOS 12 is due out this Autumn. It promises new features, performance improvements and enhancements to the previous version iOS 11.  As well as the usual security and bug fixes to go with it. One of the…
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GDPR – what’s it all about?

On 25th May 2018 a new European Union law framework will come into effect called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).  This has been 6 years in the making and is all about online data protection and how our online personal data is stored and handled. If you live in the EU, you will by now…
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Facebook, scandal and dodgy mind tricks!

  Facebook have been featured heavily in the news this week following a huge data breach affecting 50 million of its users.  The social media platform and it's CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been hit hard as the scandal unfolded this week in the news to reveal user personal data was unlawfully taken by a 3rd…
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Security flaw Q&A – MELTDOWN and SPECTRE

  Back in January this year a serious cyber security flaw was discovered that affects pretty much every device that has a processor chip.     This would usually be the product's on-board processor chip manufactured by companies such as Intel, AMD and ARM. Millions of devices including laptops, PC's and smart phones were affected putting them at risk…
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Apple in trouble for slowing down iPhones

Apple are in trouble and may end up with a big legal bill.     After admitting in late December last year to knowingly slowing down older models of the iPhone to preserve battery life without telling users, the technology giant now faces a number of legal battles.   The lithium-ion batteries in smart phones all tend…
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