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Google opens up Game of Thrones via Street View

When it comes to opening up the world of information, few companies have the reach and impact of Google. The odds are insanely high that when you search for information online, you’re using Google’s proprietary search algorithms, with only Microsoft’s Bing search engine standing in serious competitive spaces, or DuckDuckGo if you’re more privacy minded…. More 


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Does it make sense to jump into beta operating systems?

Apple announced the latest updates to its macOS and iOS platforms at the recent WWDC event, with promised delivery for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra for later in the year, most likely around the October/November timeframe. Operating system updates (in major forms) are a yearly occurrence for Apple users, provided free of charge once… More 


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Stealth VPNs help you slip past security roadblocks when travelling

A Virtual Private Network is a great way to protect your privacy and security when travelling for business, but there are times when you might need stealth mode to beat a VPN block. A VPN is an important security precaution when you’re using a third-party Wi-Fi hotspot and you’re not certain that it can be… More 


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A decade of iPhones changed more than just our calling habits

Just recently, the very popular Apple iPhone celebrated the tenth anniversary of its onsale date. Complex tech products don’t just spring up out of the earth, so it’s actually more like a grumpy teenager than a bright-faced ten year old, with even secretive Apple admitting that it worked for some years on getting the iPhone… More 


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Beamforming and band steering can get your WiFi network back on track

If your old wireless router is struggling to satisfy all your new wireless gadgets then tricks like beamforming and band steering can come to your rescue. Flaky home WiFi isn’t just frustrating, it can also become expensive if it’s forcing you to switch your smartphone across to expensive 3G/4G mobile broadband. Rather than just making… More 


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Anyone fancy a transparent flexible tablet?

Predicting the next big thing in technology is always a risky game. There’s always the possibility that you’ll pick the incorrect next big thing, or for that matter assume that current big things will maintain their status well into the future. Watch any Sci-Fi show from the 70s or 80s that references the (then) far… More 


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Cloud Office suites let you stay productive when you’ve got time to kill

Whether you’re sitting at the bus stop or waiting for a flight, a cloud Office suite ensures that you can always get things done. Getting stuck waiting for something isn’t always a bad thing, sometimes it offers you some much-needed downtime for luxuries like reading the newspaper over coffee. Of course at other times you… More 


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Are you protecting your business from phishing attacks?

What’s the most precious part of your business? Depending on your trade, that answer might vary, but when you boil most businesses down to their core, it will usually revolve around money; either the operating capital that keeps you afloat, or the profits that you make on a day by day basis as the result… More 


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Talkative smarthome speakers are the next battleground for control of our digital lives

With Apple unveiling the Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker, it’s ready to take on Google and Amazon for pride of place on our kitchen benches. As your home fills with smart gadgets you can find yourself constantly jumping between smartphone apps in order to get things done. Smart speakers aim to be the one smart gadget… More 


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Apple signals the death of 32-bit apps

Apple recently held its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, usually shortened to WWDC. It’s where Apple woos the developers that produce software for its Mac computers and iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones. Apple did announce new Pro hardware at WWDC, including updated MacBook Pro models, a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro and an iMac… More 


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