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Has Apple’s subscription shift come too late?

Apple recently held one of its “Apple Events”, large scale media briefings with plenty of hype designed to sell its products and services. Typically these are used to launch new iPhones and iPads, but this time, Apple did something a little different. Apple does have new iPads to sell — an upgraded iPad Air and… More 


Still running Windows 7? It’s time to upgrade

Microsoft has announced that anyone still using Windows 7 is essentially living on borrowed time. To be specific, the software giant has stated that it will cease offering new security updates to Windows 7 users from 14 January 2020. Windows 7 has had a solid run, given that it first became available to consumers on… More 


What can we learn from Facebook’s outage?

Popular social media destination Facebook made worldwide headlines recently, and not for the kinds of reasons that Facebook might want to be noticed. That’s because for a roughly 12 hour period, access not just to Facebook, but also Instagram and Whatsapp — all services owned and operated by Facebook — consumers worldwide had issues connecting… More 


GPS systems are about to reset, but not everyone is going to be lost

There’s a well-known test that taxi drivers in London have to sit, called “The Knowledge”, that can take years to pass, detailing just about every street in the UK’s very disorganised capital road system. It’s tough learning that many roads, although it may have side benefits, with some studies suggesting that London black cab drivers… More 


Does the Mac Mini still make sense for everyday consumers?

Not that long ago, Apple surprised everyone by updating its line of Mac Mini computers. The Mac Mini isn’t like any other Mac that Apple sells. Where much of its output is in laptops, or the 2-in-1 style iMac computers, the Mac Mini is instead a “headless” computer — a fancy way of saying that… More 


How much is too much for a foldable phone?

There’s been a lot of speculation around foldable phones in the past 12 months, fuelled by the hype from the manufacturers busy producing devices that can fold from phone to tablet and back again — or even crazier concepts, like phones that become slap bands when you place them around your wrist. That latter idea… More 


For Microsoft, Mobile World Congress is no longer about phones

In the technology space, there’s a few “big” conferences where new technologies and gadgets get announced. Early in the year there’s the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, followed in late February by Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As the name suggests, Mobile World Congress is (largely) all about phones and mobile technology, which… More 


Google’s Chrome password checker could improve your security — but there are better options

Generally speaking, people suck at keeping their passwords secure. I know, I know. I’ve said this before many times. But year in, year out, the same bad passwords crop up in leaked lists, because human beings are, for the most part, creatures of convenience. If there’s an easier way to do something, most of the… More 


Apple’s Facetime bug is a reminder that software is fallible, but updates are crucial

Apple is a company that prides itself on the security of its products. Apple has a lot to lose as one of the world’s biggest tech companies. It prides itself on having a lot of control given it produces a complete set of technology. That’s both the operating system software and hardware it all runs… More 


Google’s anti-phishing quiz makes it easier to keep yourself safe online

As we’ve shifted to an online world, we’ve sadly seen a huge increase in the quantity and sophistication of phishing attacks. Just in case mention of that term had you pondering picking up gumboots and long lines and dreaming of trout, that’s fishing. Totally different thing. Phishing is the term used to describe fraudulent ways… More 


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