Samsung Announces Follow Up To Galaxy Note 7

2017-03-30 Thu
Last year the Galaxy Note 7 was in headlines all over the world due to numerous incidences of explosions and catching fire. Samsung had to recall all Galaxy Note 7 phones and cancelled production because of a battery fault which was causing the phones to combust. After the nightmare of 2016, the electronics company from South Korea has to mend its reputation with the latest release, and yesterday they announced a new flagship, the Galaxy S8. Like the Note 7, the S8 is a so called ‘Phablet’ (a phone and a tablet in one).

The Circle, Data Privacy and Why Encryption is Important

2017-03-22 Wed
Data privacy and security will be thrust once again into the spotlight with the release of a new film starring Emma Watson, John Boyega and Tom Hanks in April. The Circle is based on the novel by Dave Eggers and centres on a young tech worker with a new job at the world’s most powerful [fictional] internet corporation, called the Circle. The protagonist soon finds herself in a tricky situation which evokes debate about the internet, privacy and freedom.

Karneval, Carnaval, Pancake Day and Lent

2017-02-23 Thu

This coming week, there will be pre-Lenten, or ‘Shrovetide’, celebrations across the world. Lent is the period of 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, this is the time of repentance and preparation for Christians. Many choose to fast during this time, and some simply choose to give up one thing in particular. Lent is a time of reflection and always begins on Ash Wednesday, which will fall on the 1st of March this year.

Keeping Your Smartphone Secure

2017-02-17 Fri

Cyber security is a huge topic in the news and in public debate, and most of us have been protecting our computers with antivirus software and firewalls for years and years. We’re all aware of the importance of regularly changing passwords and have become experts at keeping security tight on our PCs. But, what many of us fail to realise is that the PCs in our pockets are just as vulnerable to hacking as our computers are.

Valentine's Day

2017-02-10 Fri

Every year 14th February marks Saint Valentine’s Day, this year it will fall on a Tuesday.

According to many, the festival originally celebrated the legend of St Valentinus, who took care of weddings for soldiers who weren’t permitted to get married. February 14th was the day he was buried.