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Smartphones that betray their masters


You know that shiny little device that you’re using to handle the day-to-day running of your life? Well you might want to take another look at it, this time without the rose-tinted glasses. It turns out, the way those things are designed to work in practice can expose your very private, very personal data to … Continue reading

Wearable Tech : Can your body take it?


The nascent wearable tech is about to go through a huge explosion in the number and type of devices available. Everyone has ideas on where’s best on the body or clothing for these things – ears, face, wrist, etc. Well, here’s something that manufacturers and material suppliers are going to have to consider – is … Continue reading

Refrigerator Used By Hackers In Cyber Attack


Cautionary tales indeed in this story, though this is what some industry pundits have been saying could happen for a few years now. Refrigerator Used By Hackers In Cyber Attack Security seems to be the near last thought in a chain of thought processes that are working to bring ever more elaborate connected devices to … Continue reading

Weep not for carriers


OMG! Number of UK text messages falls for first time Continuing a trend seen in the US and other countries, SMS text volume has fallen for the first time in the UK.  An interesting little factoid. What’s the main reason behind this fall?  The answer is Over-the-Top messaging, or OTT to those in the industry.  … Continue reading

Ever wondered why getting your Android updates takes so long?


Have you ever wondered why your Android device is lagging behind on system versions?  Been waiting anxiously for an update to fix a problem with something like battery life, camera picture quality, sound levels or some such thing? Then perhaps this piece of journalism from that worthy site The Register might be quite illuminating to … Continue reading

European teens shunning ‘dead and buried’ Facebook


European teens shunning ‘dead and buried’ Facebook This refrain has been heard several times before without really coming to pass.  What this really seems to spell out is that teens and twenty-somethings may well be less married to the platform than the generations above that.  Let’s face it, it’s hard to be doing cool new … Continue reading

Google Mulls Designing Its Own Server Microprocessors.


Google Mulls Designing Its Own Server Microprocessors. ARM processors have been threatening to break into the server market for at least a couple of years, but we’ve yet still to some game changing stuff actually happen. A company like Google could make that happen. Though Google is the proud parent of the Android OS which … Continue reading

What ‘The Old Guy’ Brings To IT Teams


What ‘The Old Guy’ Brings To IT Teams The above link will take you to an article I found quite interesting on balance.  I liked it because it bravely attempted to get the discussion going on an emotive and difficult subject.  Do I agree with it?  In portions, yes.  However, I find myself also rising … Continue reading

Google Squeezes Margins on Moto G Phone


Google Squeezes Margins on Moto G Phone Have to say that in the end this was a well-timed release of the Moto G by Motorola.  Not only are they challenging other mid-price manufacturers to raise their game, they seem to be finally realising how to get out of the doldrums.  A kind of waking recognition … Continue reading