Apps For Christmas

2016-12-14 Wed
Laying out presents for the kids, collecting wood for the fire, finding the way on dark winter nights, calling friends and family, getting some peace and quiet, pretending to be Santa and taking family Selfies. We'll be doing it all this Christmas.

Beware: The Holiday Season App Scam

2016-12-02 Fri
As more and more people choose their mobile device over a desktop for internet shopping, there has been a huge rise of retailers creating apps. Among many other benefits to both business and clientele, such apps mean loyal customers have round the clock access to the store and the retailer can market its products effectively to those users. Many users however, don’t realise that only around two thirds of retailers have a mobile application. This large gap creates a space for hackers and scammers to create illicit applications and trick users into clicking malicious links or giving up their credit card information.

Sharable Selfie

2016-11-07 Mon

The selfie is one of the most popular trends of the digital age. People have been doing it since the arrival of digital cameras in the 1990s and finally, with front facing cameras appearing on mobile phones in 2003, the selfie began its invasion. Never before has it been so easy to snap pictures of yourself.

Where Did All My Data Go?

2016-10-17 Mon

Get more mobile dataThe amount of things we can do on our mobile phones these days is huge, we can use them for everything from business to entertainment, and of course their primary and original use, for maintaining our social lives. But all of these things require data, of which many of us only have a limited amount.

Selfie: The Viral Trend of Our Time

2016-10-04 Tue

Selfie…is a photograph that one takes of himself, usually using the front camera of a smartphone, or using a webcam. 

Back in 1900 the portable Kodak Brownie was launched, allowing the rich to perform their own photographic self portraits. It took a while before the 1970s brought affordable instant cameras to many households, changing the way amateur photographs were taken.

Despite several decades of self-portrait photography, the term ‘selfie’ was not coined until 2002, in “Dr Karl's Self-Serve Science Forum”.

Allo: Snowden warns against the new app

2016-09-27 Tue

With the launch of its new messenger app this week, Google seems to be striving to get hot on the heels of the leading messenger WhatsApp.  Only 6 Edward Snowdendays since its release the app has one million downloads from the Google Play Store already. However, there has also been controversy surrounding the new Google venture, with Edward Snowden tweeting several times about the new app.