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How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10
We’re living in an age where both minimalism and storage are everything. This is as true in the tech world as it is in the home décor industry. Think about it. How many programs do you have on your PC that you never use? They will undoubtedly be taking... Read more
Success as messaging app Slack joins the stock market
One of the latest tech start-ups to join the stock market has recorded a surge of shares. The messaging app Slack saw shares rise by 49% last week. The team organiser initially set a guide price of $26 a share. However, it rose by 60% at the start of... Read more
Chrome is tracking you to an absurd degree
Cookies make the web a little easier. If you’ve previously visited a site, it can make the return visit a little smoother. But some of those cookies can be more invasive than we’d like. According to a recent Washington Post article, just one week of desktop surfing generated more... Read more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game released today
Ever since news was released about the new Harry Potter mobile game, millions of muggles have been wishing they could simply shout ‘Accio’ and conjure up a time-turner. The wait is now over though, as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is released today. The augmented reality mobile game, themed after... Read more
5 Free Messaging Apps for Windows 10
It has never been so easy to communicate via the internet. It’s getting to the point where the youth of today don’t know the difference between an SMS or MMS text. That’s because there are so many free messaging apps for us to use when we want and how... Read more
Meet My SkinTrack UV – the gadget to keep you protected in the sun
One of the world’s biggest cosmetics companies has teamed up with Apple, launching a new gadget to protect sunbathers. In collaboration with L’Oréal, the tech giant has produced My SkinTrack UV. This electronic sensor can monitor exposure to cancer-causing UV rays and warn you if levels are too high.... Read more
How to use Autopilot to automate customer communications
In some ways, the digital landscape in which businesses operate these days has made life simpler. But in many other cases, things have gotten more complicated. Take customer communications for instance. The phone and snail mail used to be about the extent of things when it came to interacting... Read more
World Blood Donor Day: How Facebook is helping to increase US donations
Facebook has announced that it is playing a part in helping to increase blood donations in the US. Today marks World Blood Donor Day. It was founded by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness about the need of regular donations. The day in itself serves as a... Read more
The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos confronted by campaigner
The founder and CEO of Amazon was confronted by a protester at a recent conference in Las Vegas. Jeff Bezos, often referred to as the world’s richest man, was only a few feet away from the passionate animal rights activist. Now named as Priya Sawhney by the BBC and... Read more
Gamers rejoice as E3 2019 kicks off in LA
One of the world’s biggest gaming conferences kicked off in style yesterday. Don’t worry, there’s still time to get a piece of the action… E3 2019, which takes place in Los Angeles, brings the biggest names in the gaming industry together. While at the event, the wide array of... Read more
Amazon drone delivery plans are soaring
There was a time when this article could have made the April Fools billing. However, Amazon insist packages could soon be delivered to customers by drone. That’s right, Amazon drone delivery could soon be an actual thing. Not only that, Amazon reckon they could kick off their sky-based service... Read more
5 great Google Chrome extensions to personalize your browser
More than half of all internet surfing is done through Google’s Chrome web browser, making it far and away the most popular way get online. It makes sense then that Chrome offers a vast array of extensions — small apps that can help you do everything from capturing photos,... Read more
How to make Apple’s Safari browser as secure as possible
Apple products have a much-deserved reputation for having robust protections against hackers, phishers, malware peddlers and other ne’er-do-wells of the online community. But when it comes to Apple’s web browser, Safari, it’s important to take the same steps to protect your private information as you would using any other... Read more
Why ‘the death of iTunes’ isn’t the end of the world
After almost two decades the end of iTunes, as we know it, is here. Rumours of ‘the death of iTunes’ had been circulating for a while, but confirmation came this week. Well, for Mac users at least! Millions of people around the world store their music collections on the... Read more
Remote Device Access Redefined with TeamViewer 14 | AD
Searching for a way to get quick, easy and secure access to your system and files no matter where you are in the world? We may have your answer… TeamViewer 14! When TeamViewer 14 was launched it was described as the new standard for remote control and support. It’s... Read more
Fake ads on Windows 10 apps lure victims
Some Windows 10 users are complaining that ads from Microsoft’s own apps invite them to use deceptive applications. These ads would appear in native Windows 10 applications such as the News app. Specifically, these ads are disguised as false warnings that warn users of non-existent security threats. The security blog... Read more
The Persistence of Chaos laptop riddled with malware sells for $1.3m
Would you buy an infected laptop? More to the point, would you buy one for $1.3m? We guess not, although someone just has… The Persistence of Chaos, an artwork project, saw a laptop packed with six kinds of dangerous malware. The laptop was then sold in an online auction... Read more
Google Maps can help you find the best menu items
With Google Translate, Google Earth, and this new feature for Google Maps, Google is rapidly becoming your most important travel companion. When you’re trying out a new restaurant, it can be difficult to decide what menu items to try. Luckily, Google Maps now has a new feature called “dish-cover” that helps you... Read more