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Flashlight Apps - Android Mobile Devices

Those of us who have Android based pda mobile phones/tablets, are often found on Google Play downloading random apps. There should always be a 'Treat with Caution' attitude adopted with doing this. With any new app always perform a Google Web search of the apps name, verifying if there are indicators that they are not quite what they c [...]

The .uk domains

Your .co.uk domain is important to you, but don’t be panicked about registering the new .uk domain. In June of this year, UK Nominet, administrators of the UK domain registry, gave the option to register (what is known as) a second level domain. The .uk domain. The statement from their website says: "As an existing .co.uk customer you wi [...]

Our apologies on behalf of our data centre.

Such is technology that it never works perfectly all the time. We appreciate how annoying it can be when that important email does not come through or the service is interupted. You have our sympathies when on rare occassions it does happen. Today, was one of those days, but it only affected a quarter of our customers email boxes. Frighteningly, ev [...]

"If you ain't done nothing wrong, then nothing to hide . ."

"UK intelligence service GCHQ can legally snoop on British users of Google, Facebook and web-based email without specific warrants because the firms are based abroad, the government has said. Classed as "external communications", such activity can be covered by a broad warrant and intercepted without extra clearance,  . . " [...]

EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case

A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten". The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an auction no [...]

Microsoft must release email data held on Dublin server

A slightly worrying development if MICROSOFT are compelled to do this, as it could set an interesting 'Cross-Border' trend of handing over data, just because a court outside of territorial waters orders information to be released. Protecting client data must remain paramount, if Internet Service Providers are to be trusted to protect legiti [...]

'Heartbleed bug creates confusion' on internet

Reports Mark Ward - Technology correspondent, BBC News Heartbleed: Do you need to worry? Tech firms urge password reset of users. Computers vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug are actively being targeted online, say security experts. However, it is not yet clear whether the scanning efforts are benign or are the work of cyber-thieves keen to steal dat [...]

Rural broadband maps criticised for lacking detail

(Something dear to us in rural Devon! - ed) The government and BT are under fresh attack for the way the rollout of the UK's rural broadband is being handled. A committee of MPs said that many of the maps released lacked sufficient detail about coverage and the speeds that would be provided. It also questioned the costs involved. It added that [...]