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Apple reveal the first Siri-powered apps in iOS 10
September 02, 2016

Apple reveal the first Siri-powered apps in iOS 10

Yesterday, Apple previewed some of the first apps that will integrate with Siri in the upcoming release of iOS 10. One of the biggest changes in Apple’s new mobile operating system is the ability to interact with your apps using your voice. Soon, you’ll be able to ask Siri to do things like search your photos,… Read full article

What the new Android 7.0 (Nougat) can do better than iOS
August 24, 2016

What the new Android 7.0 (Nougat) can do better than iOS

Nougat allows for Google’s new Daydream virtual reality platform. Though it isn’t available just yet, it should help standardise how VR works on future Android phones. Apple has expressed its interest in augmented reality in the past, but as it stands now, Android is the place to be if you’re into mobile VR.   The… Read full article

Sage is the victim of a data breach – and it could be from an employee
August 15, 2016

Sage is the victim of a data breach – and it could be from an employee

Accounting software firm Sage has been the victim of some manner of data breach, a worrying prospect for customers who use the company’s products. Data pertaining to around 280 businesses in the UK was accessed – and possibly only accessed, as opposed to actually stolen – by someone from inside Sage (or at least, someone… Read full article

Google’s new operating system
August 15, 2016

Google’s new operating system

Google is working on a brand new operating system! A page has surfaced on code-sharing GitHub about the new operating system, called (for now, at least) Fuchsia. It’s not based on Android, the Californian technology company’s mobile operating system used in billions of smartphones around the world, nor does it build upon the Linux kernel.   The GitHub… Read full article

What do we know about Apple’s iPhone 7?
August 08, 2016

What do we know about Apple’s iPhone 7?

Apple might be adding a new colour option. Some rumours say dark blue, but a “space black” option is far more likely. Like the iPhone 6, it will likely come in two different sizes: one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. This is reportedly the smaller version. The two versions could have… Read full article

Microsoft Stream: a new video service for your business
July 19, 2016

Microsoft Stream: a new video service for your business

Microsoft have launched Stream today, a new business video service that aims to give businesses that want to share video internally the same kind of tools and flexibility that YouTube offers to consumers — but with the added benefits of the security tools enterprises expect from their document management services. The service is now available as a… Read full article

Google releases more equality Emoji’s!
July 18, 2016

Google releases more equality Emoji’s!

Your emoji’s are finally busting free from harmful gender stereotypes! The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new professional emoji that Google designers created this spring to protest the subtle gender bias inherent in your texting. The committee is also adding female options to a bunch of previously male-specific characters. If you look… Read full article

Why move to Cloud Computing?
June 30, 2016

Why move to Cloud Computing?

Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. In the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet. When you update your Facebook status, you’re using cloud computing…. Read full article

The app that is draining your laptop battery
June 08, 2016

The app that is draining your laptop battery

Google’s Chrome browser is a notorious resource hog. It eats up a lot of memory and can kill your laptop’s battery very quickly. Google are making improvements so that Chrome uses less memory and power, but in the mean time it is still ruining your user experience. Here are 3 ways to improve Chrome’s glutenous approach… Read full article

Why are Google Chromebook’s so great?
May 24, 2016

Why are Google Chromebook’s so great?

Google’s Chromebook’s just hit a huge milestone as they outsold Apple Macs in the US for the first time. This is a sign that a lot of people are looking for cheap, capable computers. And soon, they’re getting a huge update that’ll let them run Android apps. Here’s why Chromebook’s are so great, and why you’ll… Read full article

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