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Security warnings of outdated operating systems

November 11, 2013
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Security warnings of outdated operating systems

Microsoft have issued a stark warning over security issues of non-supported operating systems, after confirming that their Windows XP operating system will no longer be supported from 8th April 2014. Volume 15 of the companies Security Intelligence Report places special emphasis on the risk of running unsupported operating systems and software and highlights the security enhancements…

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New generation of Smartwatches only days away

August 31, 2013
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New generation of Smartwatches only days away

There has been talk for sometime about the race between particularly Apple and Samsung as to who will be launching a smart-watch first, but it appears that we are now only days away from the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Gear, and leaked information suggests that it could be a nice piece of kit.…

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App of the month – Gentle Alarm – More than just an alarm clock

August 22, 2013
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App of the month – Gentle Alarm – More than just an alarm clock

Every phone has an alarm, and the standard ones are pretty good, but if you need to rise at a different time to your partner, and don’t want them woken by your alarm clock, try Gentle Alarm by mobitobi. A clever system of pre-alarms and alarms that get gradually louder, help in waking you when…

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Unhappy with Windows 8? Help could be on the way

August 16, 2013
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Unhappy with Windows 8? Help could be on the way

After streams of criticism, it appears that a major upgrade is on the way for Windows 8, which hopefully will make the transition from earlier versions a little more palatable for new users. Reported by ZDnet.com, it appears that before that, Microsoft will this month send out the near-final release to manufacturing (RTM) version of…

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3D Printing – Exciting but scary times ahead

May 6, 2013
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3D Printing – Exciting but scary times ahead

We’ve been watching the developments towards 3D printing for some time now, and are incredibly excited at the opportunities that this technology has to offer. In the long term, (and this technology won’t be available to the domestic user for probably 18 months or more) it has the opportunity to change the way parts are…

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Must-have App – Cerberus Triple Protection for your android device

May 3, 2013
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Must-have App – Cerberus Triple Protection for your android device

Since I switched to Android about 2½ years ago, I have always kept an eye out for those must-have apps that your device simply can’t do without. One of those apps, which is the first one I ever install when setting up a new phone, has to be Cerberus anti theft, by LSDroid, which I must…

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Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System, the Biggest Challenges

March 28, 2013
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Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System, the Biggest Challenges

Loved by users and criticised by experts, Windows 8 is promising to revolutionise the industry with its many features and wide range of improvements, but its radical changes may also keep sceptics on guard. Here, we name the biggest challenges of the new Windows 8 user interface so far, offering some easy fixes for the…

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Bogus Warning Claims KiK Messenger is a Hacking Scheme

August 3, 2012
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Bogus Warning Claims KiK Messenger is a Hacking Scheme

Circulating social media messages claim that KiK Messenger is a hacking tool or virus that can steal your personal information. The claims in the warnings are untrue. KiK Messenger is a legitimate cross-platform messaging application for smartphones and is in no way malicious. The supposed warning was not aired by Sky News as claimed. The…

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Facebook Survey Scam – KFC Free Gift Card

July 3, 2012
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Facebook Survey Scam – KFC Free Gift Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can click a link to receive a free $100 gift card from KFC. The message is not an official KFC promotion. The message is a typical survey scam. Users who fall for the ruse and follow the link will first be tricked into spamming the same fake promotion…

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Facebook Survey Scam – Free $100 Shell Gas Card

June 3, 2012
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Facebook Survey Scam – Free $100 Shell Gas Card

Message appearing on Facebook claims that users can receive a free Shell Gas Card worth $100 by clicking a link in the post. The message is not an official Shell promotion. The message is a typical survey scam. Users who fall for the ruse and follow the link will first be tricked into spamming the…

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