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Take a look at the new Gmail

The new Gmail features nudges, snooze mode and new malware detectors. Google has begun rolling out a brand new version of Gmail for web users, with a fresh look and a range...

Facebook revenue increases despite data scandal

Good news! Facebook revenue is up. Hurrah. Facebook has reported strong financial results despite questions over its data privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The latest quarterly results revealed...
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Facebook facial recognition – will you opt in?

Facebook has begun asking users in the UK to allow the platform to use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. Facebook facial recognition technology has been used...
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How to find out if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook users do not have to wait to be notified that their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica – a tool on the social network enables users to quickly find out...
facebook scraping

Facebook scraping inevitable

A security expert has said the value of the data made attempts at Facebook scraping and profile harvesting inevitable. Terrific. In that case maybe someone should have done something about it...
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New Apple iPad aimed at teachers and students

A new Apple iPad which will be aimed at teachers and students will be available at a lower price. The new version of the 9.7-inch iPad will also be compatible with...
zero gravity printer

How do astronauts print in space? With a zero gravity printer of course

HP has built a zero gravity printer especially for the International Space Station. Apparently even astronauts occasionally need to print out important documents, so tech giant HP is providing the International Space...
facebook data

You and your Facebook data

What sort of data does Facebook have on its users and what does it share? Every interaction on Facebook generates data. Users volunteer some information in their profile like their hometown and...
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YouTube cracking down on conspiracy videos

YouTube will include links to Wikipedia to try to debunk conspiracy videos. Nice idea but Wikipedia? Seriously? Not the most credible of sources is it? Here's the full story... YouTube says it’s...
facebook news feed experiment

Facebook news feed experiment ends

The Facebook news feed experiment has ended after negative feedback from users. Facebook had tested splitting its news feed into two parts but have now abandoned the experiment. In October last year,...
soundscape app

Soundscape app for the visually impaired

The Soundscape app uses directional sound to help those with sight loss discover places around them. Microsoft has launched a sound-based navigation app for partially sighted users, offering what it calls a...
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Google autocomplete map of Europe is fascinating

The autocomplete map of Europe shows the questions people want answered about European countries. And it looks great. Jakub Marian is a Czech cartographer, whose maps give a fascinating and different take...
facebook turns to snail mail

Facebook turns to snail mail

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in future US (and presumably UK) elections. That's right. In the age of electronic communication Facebook turns to...
leaked ios source code

Leaked iOS source code

The leaked iOS source code had appeared on open source site GitHub. Apple has played down fears that leaked iOS source code from an old version of its operating system could compromise...
facebook and the older generation

Is Facebook becoming the social network for the older generation?

Research for eMarketer found that those under 24 were using the site less. But no worries the older generation are picking up the slack. Younger social media users are leaving Facebook, with...

Kids positive about social media

A survey for Safer Internet Day found that 68% of youngsters aged eight to 17 said chatting to friends online cheers them up. Children are more likely to have a positive than...
apple profits increase

Apple profits increase despite fall in iPhone sales

The numbers make your head spin but Apple profits increase to a record quarterly figure of £14 billion. The reported record revenues and profit for the last three months come despite a...
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Google is changing the way you see tech

From “OK Google” to “Hey Siri”… there’s a revolution under way in how we use our computers, and even what we consider to be a computer. For technology giant Google, it’s...
facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Politicians around the world are considering options to force Facebook and other networks to protect users from scams and fraudulent advertising. The social media giant has already taken steps by removing...
apple software update

Apple software update confirmed

The next Apple software update (iOS 11.3) will enable users to switch the power performance tool off when it is released in the spring. Apple has confirmed its next iPhone software...