Stay safe online – reduce your reliance on passwords today

It’s quite hard to believe, but a recent study found the average UK consumer to have a whopping 118 different accounts registered online. That includes social media profiles as well as accounts with e-retailers, gaming services, email providers and even banks. For each one of these accounts, you probably have a username and a password; both of … [Read more...]

Windows 10 set for explosion in 2016

Windows 10 is set for record levels of adoption, as half of businesses are planning to roll it out before the end of the year. According to Gartner research, 50 per cent of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10 by January 2017, making it the most widely-installed version of Windows ever. A number of factors have influenced this … [Read more...]

Microsoft finally kills off Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

Microsoft has ended support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, offering Windows users the choice of either upgrading their operating system or downloading Microsoft Edge. With effect from 12th January 2016, there will be no further upgrades to Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, although users of Internet Explorer 11 will … [Read more...]

Microsoft to tell email users if they’re victims of government hacks

Microsoft will tell users of its email services when it believes them to have been the victim of a hack by national governments. The tech giant, which owns and operates the Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) service, has revealed it’s to disclose suspected hacks to users, even if the guilty party is the government. It comes after pressure was put on … [Read more...]

David Bowie: a true innovator and pioneer of the web

David Bowie was one of the most influential recording artists Britain has ever produced. He will be best remembered for his many hits, which include “Rebel, Rebel”, “Space Oddity” and “Life on Mars”, but the great man will also go down as a pioneer of web technology thanks to an innovative use of the internet throughout his career. In the days … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Windows! Iconic OS turns 30

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Microsoft’s defining operating system, Windows. Though it’s been 30 years since Windows became formally available to the public (on November 20, 1985, to be precise), it came after a long gestation period. Microsoft first unveiled its operating system in 1983, with the two year gap leading many sceptics to … [Read more...]

10-apps for a stress free Christmas

The Daily Telegraph has compiled a top 10 list of mobile phone apps that can make your Christmas period less stressful. So take a deep breath, sit back, reach for a mince pie and install the following to your mobile device. Gophr App available on iOS and Android, free A service that puts you in direct contact with one of its network of … [Read more...]

How to narrow your search in Outlook

Some users prefer to store thousands of emails in their inboxes whilst others ruthlessly delete messages that have been dealt with or forwarded to colleagues. But whether you’re a hoarder or a spring cleaner, all of us struggle to find the email we’re looking for sometimes. Outlook offers a search bar, which you may have already tried, but did … [Read more...]

Fairy lights causing Wi-Fi slowdown

This Christmas season might not only bring snow and merriment, but also slower Wi-Fi speeds, though the reason may be a little surprising. Ofcom has found that fairy lights could impair Wi-Fi speeds, by slowing down signals as they travel through homes and offices. Fairy lights weren’t the only typical household object found to be guilty of … [Read more...]

Connected lightbulbs could kill off Wi-Fi

The idea of connectivity passing via light into our devices may seem fanciful, but teams of researchers from Edinburgh and Estonia have created a system to do exactly that. This so-called ‘Li-Fi’ technology works by flickering the light in a way that would be impossible to spot with the human eye. However, this flickering can be picked up by … [Read more...]