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windows security

Delete all traces of yourself from the web

Swedish developers, Wille Dalhlbo and Linus Unneback, have created a website that allows you to remove your online footprint by collecting all your accounts and deleting them.

internet devices

Customer relationship management (CRM) top priority for UK

A computer weekly survey has found that customer relationship management (CRM) is predicted to be the number one priority for IT systems buyers in the UK in 2017, in terms of packaged business applications.

Broadband

BT and Virgin to increase broadband cost

Ofcom has been warned that new rulings to business broadband will result in price surges.

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Crucial Windows 10 update to be announced

Microsoft are to deliver one of their most important speeches in recent times.

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud stores deleted browsing history

If you're currently setup with an Apple ID, you'll need to take a bit more care when deleting your browser history. It has been found that iCloud will store your history indefinitely – which raises serious privacy and security questions for apple.

UK homes not up to scratch with broadband speeds

5% of UK homes not up to scratch with broadband speeds

A recent report carried out by Ofcom’s Connected Nations has highlighted speed and connectivity improvements in the UK – but there are still companies and houses out there that still don’t have good enough broadband speeds.

Microsoft cloud

MS cloud users to have private network access

Microsoft have announced they are offering cloud users private network connections to datacentres in the UK.

Accessibility

The disabled not being considered when purchasing IT

A recent study has called for the IT industry to consider the needs of disabled people when commencing new procurements.

The Business Disability Forum (BDF), conducted a study that found that most of enterprise IT purchasers, and some suppliers, are not taking into consideration the needs of disabled people when making purchasing decisions.

samsung phone

What caused Samsung phones to explode?

Samsung have finally announced the answers to what caused the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones to explode.

yahoo

Yahoo data breach was larger than first thought

The data breach happened in 2014 and is likely to have been carried out in a state-sponsored attack.

samsung phone

Samsung to release bendy smartphones

According to Bloomberg, Samsung is considering introducing two new ‘bendable’ smart phones sometime in 2017.

bt centre building

Ofcom decides to not force Openreach out of BT

After long discussions between Ofcom and BT, Ofcom has finally decided Openreach will remain part of BT.

stethoscope

BT to create health and social care system

BT is to create a centralised system that compiles information from both social and health care systems, in Islington.

Verizon

Verizon vying for yahoo stakes

It has been predicted that Yahoo will not place its 15% Alibaba holding in a separate company, and instead focus on its core business. However, this could include selling off most of Yahoo, which has sparked interest from Verizon to acquire these assets if they are for sale.

windows devices

Windows based PC’s still first choice for business

Windows based laptops and hybrids are still likely to be the most common type of device used in business despite decline in sales.

Google cloud apps

Google cloud apps to be free for new customers

Google have promised new customers free use of their Google Apps while they wait for their contract with current productivity suite provider to expire.

wirelss mobile

Vodafone challenges EE for best London coverage

Mobile analytics company RootMetrics, has published recent statistics that show Vodafone has improved its coverage in London drastically.

Windows 10

Windows 10 - Microsoft continues rule over business market

Businesses migrating to Windows 10 Enterprise edition, are promised a much smoother upgrade than in the past.

Windows 10

Windows 10 - last Windows OS release?

In what at first glance seems to be a fairly odd move Microsoft have announced that Windows 10 will be their last ever edition of Windows.

Office buildings

London start-ups lacking support

Start-ups need more support if London’s digital economy is to develop, according to business leaders at Westminster Policy Forum.

Skype for business

Skype for Business included in Office update

Microsoft has unveiled a Skype for Business product as part of the monthly April update for Office 2013 and Office 365 customers.

Supercomputer

Supercomputers: Going Nuclear

The government of the United States has refused Intel their license application to export tens of thousands of processors to China to support the upgrade of the Tianhe-2 supercomputer.

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard to split in two

Hewlett-Packard intend to split into two individual companies to help better combat its competitors. This allows the allocation of resources to be more fine-tuned and focused within the aspects of the business which has grown large to incorporate a wide range of IT related services and equipment.

Houses of Parliament

Government IT Suppliers face tighter regulation

IT suppliers will now have to fully comply with the five security controls in the Cyber Essential Scheme (CES) starting from the 1st October.

Contactless travel card

Contactless Payment on Public Transport Services

Contactless payment is now being accepted on all public transport services. Contactless payment is something that has been much anticipated for months and will now allow Londoners to use their bank card instead of their Oyster Card.

Hewlett Packard

HP make huge investment in Cloud technologies

HP is obtaining Eucalyptus – an open-source software specialist – to build private and enterprise clouds as they believe that open source cloud is the future.

Windows 9 Leaks

Windows 9 Beta has been leaked following the news that Microsoft will send out invites to an event that will review the technical aspects of Windows 9 on the 30th September.