White House Hacked

Russians attack America. After hearing this news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Cold War was back in full swing. But it’s all true – earlier this week the White House was subjected to a pretty extraordinary attack on their computer networks.   This wasn’t just a rogue attack by black-hat cyber criminals on […]

MasterCard Introduces SafetyNet to Thwart Cyber-Crime

MasterCard, the American financial services corporation, has unveiled its all new SafetyNet tool. The security system is aimed at preventing hackers from accessing account details and – like the Tom Cruise sci-fi film, Minority Report – identifying potential attacks before they even happen.   MasterCard’s President of Security Solutions, Ajay Bhalla, commented on the new […]

31st Jul 2014 at 8:32 am

Office 365 Developments

Unlike locally installed software, Office 365 is in constant development. New and exciting features are being implemented all the time. Here are some that have caught our eye that will appear in the near future. Increasing OneDrive for Business Storage to 1TB OneDrive for Business users will see their storage increased from 25 GBs to […]

28th Jul 2014 at 4:06 pm

How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health?

  72% of all internet users are now active on social media, with Facebook having over 1.15 billion users.  In this age of social media and social networking, what are the risks? You may be aware about the dangers of ‘catfishing’ (the act of pretending to be someone you’re not online by posting false information, […]

IT Services
25th Jul 2014 at 3:54 pm

Microsoft To Let 18,000 Employees Go

Microsoft is to cut up to 18,000 jobs, marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm’s 39-year history. The Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, electronics and computers. Microsoft is probably best known for the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, and the Internet Explorer web browser. Additionally, Microsoft produces the Xbox game consoles […]

17th Jul 2014 at 6:00 am

Raspberry Pi Redesign

  The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer, developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The dinky device was created in order to supply schools with the means to teach basic computer science at a reasonable price. The device costs around £25, and is suitable for people of all ages. Raspberry Pi plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and […]

13th Dec 2011 at 3:12 pm

Taking Responsibility for Online Privacy

As the Leveson inquiry rolls on, privacy is once again on the agenda. But it’s not just celebs who need to be cautious – all web users have cause for concern over the handling of their data online. Over the years, we grew accustomed to celebrities being hounded by the press and barely batted an […]

IT Support
13th Dec 2011 at 12:31 pm

What’s in Store for Laptops in 2012?

Tablets are very much ‘of the moment’ but experts warn us not to write off the humble laptop just yet. It seems 2012 could see a revival with longer battery life and new lightweight designs. Chromebooks and Ultrabooks to storm market in 2012 Dixons has forecasted that in a year’s time, at least one in […]