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  • After Katie Price campaign government may soon consider criminalising online trolling

    February 12, 2018 12:05 PM 35

    A code of conduct may soon be introduced to target social media trolls in the UK. Online trolling might soon become a criminal offence in the UK as Justice Secretary David Gauke has revealed that the government will conduct a review of online laws to provide a safer internet experience. This comes after television personality Katie Price called for stricter

  • Increasing numbers of children spending hours glued to their smartphone

    February 12, 2018 11:49 AM 41

    Just 20% of parents have enforced time limits on their children's smartphone usage. Some 25% of young UK children now own a smartphone, and almost half of them spend three hours a day glued to the screen. A recent study by musicMagpie found that parents have become more willing to buy children smartphones at a younger age. A quarter of children under

  • Sky Sports TV Deal: This email will save you £180 off your bill

    February 12, 2018 9:20 AM 28

    Sky TV customers could save themselves a nice wedge of cash thanks to this new Sky Sports TV Deal revealed by the television company easier this week. The first thing to note, is that it appears this offer is only applicable to existing customers. So apologies to anyone not currently with Sky looking for a fantastic new customer offer. If you are an existing

  • Android smartphones can now send iPhone iMessages: Here's how to send to Apples chat app

    February 10, 2018 9:30 AM 46

    iMessage is a closed messaging system meant solely for Apple products – iPhones, Macs, Apple watches and iPads. The clever system allows users to send messages between Apple products for free. The iconic blue text bubbles allow Apple users to send end-to-end encrypted texts, GIFs, images and stickers instantly. Messages to and from Android users – or if you are not connected

  • Swisscom data breach: Personal details of one in ten Swiss citizens stolen

    February 7, 2018 4:10 PM 43

    Swisscom stresses its systems were not hacked and payment data was secure. A Swiss mobile phone operator has admitted its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said on Wednesday (7 February) that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth of customers were accessed

  • WhatsApp UPDATE brings great new feature, but it's ONLY available now on iPhone

    February 4, 2018 9:30 AM 46

    WhatsApp this week revealed support for a massive new feature coming to the popular chat app. It's been revealed that WhatsApp is the first third-party app to support Apple's popular CarPlay feature. According to macrumors.com, in-car WhatsApp access was previously only possible using the app's Siri integration. However, this new update now means official

  • 'Just don't': Ivanka and Melania Trump blasted for their 'hypocritical' Black History Month tweets

    February 3, 2018 1:25 PM 56

    In light of President Donald Trump's history of controversial statements and policies, many blasted their tweets as hypocritical and "complicit". Ivanka and Melania Trump took to Twitter this week to commemorate the first day of Black History Month on Thursday (1 February), but were both immediately eviscerated, triggering swift and furious backlash

  • Every prisoner in New York is about to get a tablet computer

    February 1, 2018 1:26 PM 53

    Inmates incarcerated in prisons across the state of New York will receive a free tablet, as part of a project to boost education schemes in jail. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) said on Wednesday (31 January) that approximately 51,000 inmates across 54 facilities within the state will be eligible to receive one of the tablets

  • John McAfee goes rogue, says he will be 'toiling in obscurity' after MGT split

    January 29, 2018 5:18 PM 39

    The tech pioneer said that he was "very happy" with the decision to leave MGT. John McAfee speaking at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Tech pioneer John McAfee is going it alone, departing the US-based MGT Capital Investments where he has worked in the roles of CEO, designer and cybersecurity visionary

  • Sean Hannity's Twitter page compromised and vanishes for hours

    January 28, 2018 9:58 AM 38

    The Fox News host's account disappeared on 27 January Fox News host Sean Hannity's Twitter account was compromised and was unavailable for a few hours on Saturday (27 January), inspiring speculation by his conservative followers that a government cabal they call the "deep state" or a rogue employee could be to blame. After Hannity's verified Twitter