Friendly reminder: stop procrastinating and back up your important files

And then, as if by magic, everything worked and he was running Windows again, the warning perhaps unheeded. Or to put a different spin on things, how many of the files on my PC would I be OK with losing? In the modern age of massive drives and fast solid-state storage, there's no good reason to not back up your important files. Plug your drive in on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on how critical you feel your files are, and run your backup. Whether it's cloud-based or local storage, the po

By | 2019-02-21T18:57:06+00:00 February 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook slammed by UK government

Facebook is in need of far stricter regulation due to its inability to stop the spread of fake news, and also for failing to keep user data private, a government report has said. The declaration by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee follows a year-long investigation into Facebook's failings, and recommends that the UK puts far stricter restrictions on the social media giant immediately. Although focusing on several other companies, including Google and YouTube, the report called out

By | 2019-02-18T15:06:07+00:00 February 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IBM frees Watson AI to work on any cloud

IBM has announced it is liberating its Watson AI services to work across any cloud platform. Going forward, IBM Watson services will be integrated with IBM Cloud Private for Data, meaning they can be run on any environment, whether that be on-premise or in the field, or across any private, public or hybrid-multicloud - meaning companies can now take Watson to their data. The launch will include services such as the Watson Assistant, which offers the chance to build AI conversational interfaces i

By | 2019-02-13T11:30:20+00:00 February 13th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SSD vs HDD: which is best for your needs?

Welcome to our SSD vs HDD guide, where we'll look at the pros and cons of traditional hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) to help you choose which one is the best for your needs. A traditional hard drive uses a spinning discWhat is a traditional hard disk drive (HDD)? Older hard drives use an IDE port to connect to the motherboard of a PC, but most modern hard drives use a SATA connection. This SSD uses a PCIe connection for improved speedsSSD vs HDD: priceWhen you’re choosing between

By | 2019-02-08T17:35:32+00:00 February 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook told to limit data collection on its users

Facebook has been ordered to limit the amount of information it gathers on its users as the backlash against the social media giant continues. A German court has ruled that Facebook will need to cut down on collecting user data across different platforms unless customers have given explicit consent. The ruling from the German competition regulator (FCO) comes after the body declared it believes Facebook took advantage of its market dominance to gather up huge amounts of user data. Facebook data

By | 2019-02-08T12:35:16+00:00 February 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple cracks down on apps that record your screen

Apple is reportedly cracking down on iOS apps that use screen-recording technology, telling developers that they must "disclose or remove their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps". This follows reports by TechCrunch and the App Analyst that revealed iOS applications from the likes of Air Canada, Abercrombie and Fitch, Singapore Airlines, Expedia, and have used "session replay" technology from data analytics company Glassbox to

By | 2019-02-08T10:13:00+00:00 February 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

These iPhone apps reportedly record your screen while you use them

However, it looks like some companies have taken their data collection practices even further, by recording your screen when you use their iPhone apps. The next iPhone update is probably iOS 13Read everything about the Galaxy S10Glassbox’s session replay software works by recording a users’ screen whenever they input information or press buttons within the app. According to Air Canada, this information "includes user information entered in, and collected on, the Air Canada mobile app. However, A

By | 2019-02-07T14:51:48+00:00 February 7th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to download your data from Google+

Following two serious data breaches, Google+ is shutting down very soon. Scroll down to the various Google+ options and select the ones you want to download (the options will vary depending on how you've used Google+ over the years). Choose how to receive your download link. Google can send it to your email address, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box or Dropbox. Extract the archive and you'll find all your Google+ data organized into categories, with your contacts provided as vCards, which you can impo

By | 2019-01-31T12:16:31+00:00 January 31st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google+ will start shutting down on February 4

Google has announced its timeline for closing its social network Google+, and the process is starting very soon. Google+ sign-in buttons will also vanish from sites over the coming weeks (being replaced by regular Google login buttons in some cases). You can download your own Google+ data using Google Takeout, which lets you grab your personal information from all of Google's sites and services. Google will begin deleting content from accounts, including photos and videos from users' Album Archi

By | 2019-01-31T09:59:16+00:00 January 31st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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