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Internet of Things

May 30, 2013Category : Blog

Internet enabled toasters… As a society we have got used to having internet access on our computers and now on our smartphones and TVs. Would you want it in your toaster as well though? Now this may sound stupid, but it could happen. There is a movement called the internet of things where lots of..

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Windows 8 woes

May 14, 2013Category : Blog

As the world moved from desktop PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones Microsoft, the former king of the PC world, realised it was being left behind. So it cooked up Windows 8, the most radical change to a PC’s operating system since Windows 95. In many ways Windows 8 is great. Well it looks..

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Augmented future, is it a reality?

April 23, 2013Category : Blog

Wearable computers have long since been the meat and drink of science fiction writers, soon though they could be the reality. Google has been talking about its Google Glass technology for some time, but now the hardware has finally made its way out of the labs in Mountain View. The technology, if you haven’t heard..

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Testing, testing. 1,2,3!

March 20, 2013Category : Blog

No matter what IT project you might be working on, if you don’t get everything sorted out in the testing phase things will come up and bite you. Video games are now a big part of the world and the UK’s IT industries, they generate billions of dollars of revenue every year and the biggest..

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Where It’s App

With BYOD on the lips of many IT workers, there is one aspect of staff using smartphones and tablets in the workplace that isn’t often addressed and that’s the apps that run on them. Apple has now approved over 1 million apps on its App Store and the number available on Google Play isn’t that..

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Protect your identity

Monday 28 January is the annual privacy day and is a good time to have a think about your online identity and, more importantly, keeping it safe. To help everyone do this there are some simple tips. Whether you run a business or just use the internet at home, you need to make everyone who..

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Why Those Facebook ‘Faces’ Just Might Matter

So do the social media ‘likes’ – all those faces in Facebook for example – have any brand or campaign value?  True, with SM now in the mainstream, all those ‘likes’ are simply-reported.  They add up quickly and they’re superficially reassuring.   Yet, according to many, their impact on consumer preference is often negliglible.  And the..

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Goodbye Windows XP

For those of you still running Windows XP, it’s about time you thought about moving on to something else. With this in mind I think we need to go back 12 years to the second year of this century: 2001. There may not have been a Space Odyssey, as predicted by Arthur C Clarke, but..

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Why Big Data Matters

Buzz words may be annoying but big data is more than the latest craze word in the IT industry – it’s essential. Why is this? Well according to IBM we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That’s a lot of zeros. Also, 90 per cent of the data in the world was created..

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Smokewash, Liberty and The Risks to PR: Reflections on Leveson

So what was Leveson all about? Reflection suggests we witnessed an adroit and troubling playbook update, a ‘smokewash’. While a bonfire of wicked hacks creates a massive smokescreen, politicians, owners and, perhaps most egregiously, the police are exonerated and whitewashed. Ergo: smokewash. Next, lest we notice and that smokewash subsides, cue a far from inconsequential..

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