The Personal Computer

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Almost exactly 30 years ago, IBM launched the ‘PC’, it wasn’t the first Personal Computer but, helped by Microsoft’s software and Intel’s processors, the IBM PC became the dominant Personal Computer in just a few years.

Internet Explorer for Dummies Hoax

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***Update Below*** Web developers have been saying for years that only idiots use Internet Explorer, and it seems that they may actually have been correct all along. BBC News – Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, according to research by Consulting firm AptiQuant.

iTrack U – New iPhone and Android App

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With news this week that both the iPhone and Android phones track and store information about the owners location, and with neither company offering an explanation of their reasons for doing so, has it just become the accepted norm that our privacy is being steadily eroded, and there is nothing we can do about it … Continued

Amazon Cloud Bursts

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Hailed, somewhat naively, as the future of computing, Cloud Computing has taken off apace. However with Amazon’s EC2 Cloud suffering a 36 hour outage recently, it has once again begged the question, is Cloud Computing the future, or the past?

Email Blows Away in the Cloud

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Thousands of Google Email users were given a rude awakening this week when Google accidentally reset their accounts. Initially it was thought as many as 500,000 of Gmail users were affected, however Google later revised this to about 40,000 of its 200 million users. But how can you protect yourself against this? 

Social Media Mishaps

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For many of us, social media has become an extension of other communications mediums, such as texting and emailing; however unlike those mediums, social media is not often one to one, and even more seldom private, as some celebrities have found to their cost.