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Updates causing issues for Windows 10 users now automatically uninstalled
Admit it, you’ve once thought twice before installing an update for fear of an almighty crash, right? Well, if you have, you’ll be delighted to know that Windows 10 now automatically uninstalls any updates which may cause problems! Microsoft revealed on Monday March 11, a day before this month’s... Read more
Latest ‘Tim Apple’ twist as Donald Trump takes to Twitter to explain
It’s the ‘mistake’ everybody has been talking about so far this month. Plus, it seems, the story that keeps on giving… So, during an advisory meeting at the White House, US President Donald Trump appeared to call Apple CEO, Tim Cook, “Tim Apple”. Mr Cook, whose name appeared on... Read more
Why you need to update Google Chrome
Users of one of the world’s most popular browsers are being urged to act, following a recent security alert. An announcement has been made warning people to update Google Chrome on their desktops right away. It comes after Google realised a ‘major security flaw is being exploited by hackers’,... Read more
Expensive Chat launched as a ‘social experiment’
A new internet chat service has been launched, but there’s an interesting twist. Expensive Chat, launched by entrepreneur Marc Köhlbrugge, will charge you a cent for every character you use. On the face of it, you wouldn’t think that it would really catch on. Though, rather surprisingly, scores of... Read more
Tech inspiration at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour London
An annual conference for developers and IT professionals took place in London last week, highlighting an exciting future for the tech industry. Microsoft Ignite The Tour has taken place in several locations all around the world, including the US, Asia and Europe. On the Tuesday and Wednesday of last... Read more
Discussion sparked around social media community standards, following Tommy Robinson Facebook ban
The world’s biggest social media platform has spoken out about community standards. This follows the much-talked-about removal of a profile reportedly linked to “organised hate”. Facebook and Instagram announced on Tuesday February 26 that the accounts of Tommy Robinson would be removed. This has been welcomed by many and... Read more
Why Windows 7 users can’t afford to ignore March update
Windows 7 users are being warned that their support services could run out within months. Windows 7 support expires next year. Users still running on this service face a deadline of January 14 2020, when it will be shut down for good. However, in a recent report from PC... Read more
Firefox for iOS update includes tab and private browsing improvements
If you’re a Firefox user on iOS, we’ve got some good news for you.. Firefox for iOS has shared the advantages of its latest update. Now you will be able to better organise your tabs; a big relief for many! Not only that, you can also feel like nobody... Read more
Microsoft Azure now hosts tools to help police solve crimes
Thanks to a computer software update, UK police can now access some impressive crime-solving tools through Microsoft’s cloud platform. Microsoft Azure now offers an analytics tool which will aid officers to piece together crucial information in a new, efficient way. A data analytics company, Chorus Intelligence, works with all... Read more
AI writer created by OpenAI researchers too powerful for release
An artificially-intelligent writer, built by a team of researchers, could be used for ‘malicious’ purposes, it is understood. OpenAI, is a research institute based in San Francisco and backed by the likes of Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. You may have heard of it. After all, OpenAI has been... Read more
Amazon cancels New York City HQ2 project and 25,000 jobs
The world’s largest online retailer has pulled the plug on creating a new hub in New York. Following “fierce opposition”, Amazon has cancelled plans to create a new headquarters in New York City. The project would have seen 25,000 people employed. In a statement, the company revealed that it... Read more
Instagram announce changes to approach on self-harm content
Social media giant, Instagram, has vowed to do more to “support and protect” the most vulnerable people who use the app. Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has shared exactly what his team is changing about their approach. In a blog post, posted on Thursday February 7, he revealed four... Read more
Avast Free Antivirus named 2018 Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives
Some of the finest anti-virus software products have been celebrated in a recent report. AV-Comparatives, an independent test lab which tries out security software products, recently published its 2018 conclusions. Avast Free Antivirus was awarded Product of the Year, among other honours. No less than 18 security products for... Read more
Here are the 230 new emojis that have just been approved for 2019
Everybody has been talking about the latest batch of emojis, following their approval earlier this week. Unicode Consortium, the group which approve the icons before they appear on the likes of Android and iOS, has given the green light for no less than 230 new emojis. This means that... Read more
How Facebook is ‘expanding efforts’ to help protect elections in 2019
Facebook has released an article explaining how it will strengthen its platform, with this year’s elections in mind. In a blog post, titled ‘Expanding our efforts to protect elections in 2019′, a number of interesting points were discussed and highlighted. The report was jointly compiled by Facebook’s Katie Harbath... Read more
WhatsApp Business to add new web and desktop features to celebrate birthday
To celebrate its first birthday, WhatsApp Business has added some handy features to its desktop and web services. The WhatsApp Business features now available, via fresh web and desktop designs, have been confirmed. Published in an official blog post, the changes are hoped to speed up day-to-day business and... Read more
When Google+ for consumers will shut down has been confirmed
Google+ will start deleting consumer data on April 2.  Now users are being urged to begin backing-up their files. The global brand has officially confirmed when Google+ for consumers will shut down, by releasing a complete timeline. This is something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to users. In... Read more
Google quiz tells you how likely you are to fall for phishing – and it’s pretty scary
Receiving phishing emails or texts is never fun. We all get them and, hey, most of us will be caught out too at some point. But how likely are you to fall for a scam? That’s what a new quiz, designed by Google’s Jigsaw team, hopes to find out.... Read more