Monthly Archives: September 2014


Weight Loss Spam Hits Snapchat 1

Hi-jacked Snapchat accounts have reportedly been sending weight loss ads to user contacts, initially being identified on Twitter by users across several different countries. This time around, accounts aren’t being breached by a hack, or at least that’s what Snapchat is telling users.


Google Privacy Regulations Continue To Be Criticised By EU Privacy Regulators

A list of guidelines have been sent to Google from European Privacy Regulators, pinpointing different methods Google could use to keep within European laws and stay out of trouble with individual governments in regards to user privacy.


Is BT Going To Bring Us A Gigabit Of Internet?

BT have successfully tested a new method of bringing us internet by adding copper to the existing network, reaching alleged speeds of 800Mbps of download and 200Mbps of upload. It is believed that this could be used as an alternative to provide fibre speeds without needing to rewire homes.


Apple: Bug Fixes For iOS 8 Break More Than They Fix

UPDATE: Version 8.0.2 has now been released with fixes to resolve issues made by 8.0.1 as well as the original fixes in the release notes. So far so good, but let’s hope there’s no more surprises in this update. Apple officially released the first updates to iOS 8 last night however […]


Talko: Reinventing Phone Calls

A new app has been developed by former Microsoft guru in an attempt to fix something we all use that he perceives as broken; Phone Calls. Many of us dislike the use of conference calls due to the inconvenience they can bring, however this new app named Talko aims to […]


Google Gmail Data Leak Compromises User Accounts

Over 5 million Gmail user accounts have been reported to allegedly been hacked following a security breach. A list containing user email addresses and passwords was uploaded to a Russian forum however has since been removed. Question is, how has Google managed to keep this so quiet when it happened […]


eBay: Buyer Credentials At Risk With Spoof Ads

UPDATE: It has been discovered that the security flaw has actually existed since February. The number of ads identified has rose from 4 ads from 4 different eBay accounts to hundreds across multiple accounts overnight. Details show that the issue was identified and reported by multiple users in February however eBay […]


Apple: 4 Million iPhones Sold In 24 Hours

Update: Failure to anticipate popularity for the iPhone 6 Plus has resulted in Apple pausing the production of the smaller model to make way for extra production of the super-sized Plus. The changes won’t go into effect immediately however retailers will see a difference in time.    Apple have announced record […]


Malware Spread Across Twitch Chat Forums

For the first time since the release of Twitch, the gaming chat forum which was recently bought by Amazon, it has been reported that malicious software is being spread via the chat forums through scam links. The malware identified takes control of a user account, spending their money without any […]


Facebook Test Vanishing Posts

Ephemeral messaging has become increasingly popular this past year after the 3 year old app Snapchat finally made a boom, leaving the likes of Facebook scrambling after their share of the market after an unsuccessful buyout attempt. Facebook’s first shot at the ephemeral market started with the release of Slingshot […]


APP PRIVACY: One Third Of Apps Take More Personal Info Than Needed

Research by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has shown that the majority of popular apps on iOS and Android are failing at user privacy after monitoring 1,211 apps in total. The GPEN have since argued that users deserve to be in control of the data being taken regardless of […]


UPDATE: Tesco Scrap Plans For Smartphone 1

UPDATE Bad news for affordable tech enthusiasts. Despite achieving great success with the Hudl Tablet, Tesco have now announced that previous plans to release a smartphone by the end of this year have been scrapped. The initial aim was to compete against the Samsung Galaxy S5 whilst maintaining an affordable price […]


New Features: WhatsApp For iOS

We don’t get updates from WhatsApp very often but when we do, we usually find there are major changes and additional features for us to play with. The most recent update proves no exception, developing a detailed list of features that have finally began to work with the iOS 8 […]


LinkedIn: 3 New Privacy Features That All Accounts Need

Following major hacks and security breaches this past week including the iCloud photo leak and the Home Depot breach, LinkedIn has announced the introduction of 3 new tools designed to give users top security and control over their accounts in order to protect them from their accounts being accessed by […]


Google Discourage The Use Of Old Browsers 2

Google users running out of date browsers were in for a shock at the weekend when the site showed the 2013 version of Google which lacks many of the new and updated features. Those affected were mostly those running Safari 5.1 and Opera 12, although this was left un-announced until […]