November 5, 2018 9:24 PM Lloyds Bank 'to cut 6,000 jobs but create 8,000 new ones'
Lloyds Banking Group is expected to confirm it is cutting 6,000 jobs and creating 8,000 new ones as it overhauls its digital services. Britain's biggest High Street lender has been trying to reorganise as more people bank online, rather than going into branches. The 6,000 job cuts are expected to be spread across the bank and unions have been briefed 8
October 3, 2018 11:01 PM UberEats workers join fast food strike
UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays are striking over pay on Thursday. Walkouts will be held in several UK cities, along with a rally in London. The industrial action is being taken in tandem with strikes by fast food workers on four continents. UberEats, JD Wetherspoon and McDonald's have defended 17
October 3, 2018 12:13 AM STI rise in Wales: What do young people think of safe sex?
Dating apps and a lack of funding are behind a spike in sexually transmitted infections in Wales, a health expert has said. Cases of syphilis rose by 53% from 2016 to 2017 and diagnoses of gonorrhoea went up 21%, according to Public Health Wales' latest figures. Dr Olwen Williams, president of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV, said: "Certainly 13
September 4, 2018 9:25 PM The smartphone of the future? Chinese firm releases 'wearable phone' that wraps around your wrist
The flexible phone you can wrap around your wrist: Chinese firm to take on Apple with radical handset Chinese phone manufacturer Nubia has released a prototype device that's part smartwatch and part smartphone. The gadget attempts to make the sci-fi dream of a screen that wraps around the user's wrist a reality. Nubia Alpha, which was featured at the IFA 2018 conference 24
September 1, 2018 7:18 PM Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year
The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ as a record 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning. The rise in demand comes as local authority public health service budgets 19
August 18, 2018 8:33 PM 'Dumb phone' sales on the rise as smartphone users hope to switch off
Mobile handsets that simply make calls are being marketed as an escape from constantly being connected to social media and apps. Sales of so-called dumb phones have seen an increase for the first time in years. Phones that simply make and receive calls are known in the industry as feature phones and are being marketed as a means to switch off from the constant 15
August 14, 2018 12:27 PM HOW DOES THE PRE-INSTALLED ANDROID APP HACK WORK?
Millions of Android smartphones could be vulnerable to hackers straight out of the box because of vulnerabilities in pre-installed apps. The vulnerabilities were unearthed by mobile security firm Kryptowire, based in Washington, DC. According to Kryptowire, the vulnerabilities are a result of Android’s open source nature. This lets third-parties use Google's 15
August 13, 2018 11:38 AM BBC podcasts are now available on Spotify in the UK
A full library of BBC podcasts has been added to Spotify, bringing thousands of new audio episodes to the streaming app. The streaming service said BBC podcasts produced for the broadcaster’s iPlayer Radio and BBC Sounds apps would now be added to the Spotify platform. “The BBC is one of the largest content creators in the UK, and have worked with the biggest 21
July 12, 2018 11:42 AM NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines
Hospitals are still reliant on "archaic" fax machines with thousands still in use, a survey shows. Senior doctors said the continued use of the outdated technology was "ludicrous", and modern forms of communication were urgently needed. The poll, by the Royal College of Surgeons using freedom of information laws, revealed nearly 9,000 fax machines were in use across 20
July 3, 2018 1:11 PM HOW DO APPS PROVIDE ACCESS TO PRIVATE EMAILS ON GMAIL?
Hundreds of third-party developers have created online services that bring additional functionality to Gmail, the hugely-successful Google email client. Almost anyone can build an app that connects to Gmail using the Application Programming Interface (API) supplied by Google. These apps can provide additional functionality to the Gmail inbox, like the ability 23