26 July 2012
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Open Internet

The government has drafted up a voluntary code of practice to protect the principle of net neutrality, but not every UK service provider has been happy to sign up to it. Although net neutrality is now seemingly being referred to as the “open internet”, or to give the code its full name, the Open Internet […]


26 July 2012
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Olympics are almost here!

Are you planning to watch this amazing festival of sport at work? Most of the key finals are going to take place on weekends but all the rest of the events are going to happen during the working hours. So if you’re planning to watch it on line then please do plan ahead. Every Broadband […]


23 July 2012
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BT says “Fibre for Wales”

BT has secured a contract with government and European funding to provide Wales with a super-fast broadband roll-out designed to transform the country. The total amount which will be invested in improving Welsh fibre infrastructure will be £425 million, consisting of both public investment from the government’s broadband pot, and private investment from BT. Wales […]


19 July 2012
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UK texts more than calling

Texting is now more prevalent than making phone calls for UK citizens, at least according to the latest data from Ofcom. Indeed, texts are overtaking not just traditional phone calls, but meeting face to face as the most common way of keeping in touch for Brits. Ofcom uncovered various nuggets of information relating to communication […]


17 July 2012
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IT Solutions
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Microsoft Office 2013 unveiled

Microsoft has pushed out the customer preview version of Office 2013, the next incarnation of its suite which will be cloud-based, and is designed with Windows 8 in mind. There will be physical copies of Office for those who want to install the suite in the traditional fashion, but Microsoft is really pushing three new […]


13 July 2012
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Retirement of Windows XP

With the retirement of Windows XP people are being forced to look at upgrades to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Microsoft have released a statement urging people not to wait for Windows 8 but to upgrade to Windows 7 now. I have to say I agree with this statement but probably for different reasons to […]


12 July 2012
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Windows 8 due in October

And the Surface tablet is also likely to emerge then Microsoft has announced an official release date for Windows 8 at the firm’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference. At the event in Canada, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller made the revelation that Windows 8 (and Windows RT, the version for ARM […]


12 July 2012
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Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter?

Spend a lot of time on Facebook or Twitter? That could be detrimental to your life and general state of mental well being, according to a recent survey. Apparently social media promotes both a lack of confidence and anxious feelings, or at least it can do in a considerable number of cases. The survey, carried […]


3 July 2012
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Why You Should Embrace Twitter Lurkers

Please do not unfollow Twitter followers who are inactive, no matter how long it’s been. There are many lurkers, searchers and readers who may never tweet, but still have a great deal of value. What is that value? Well, there are active users on Twitter who dominate the conversation the way some dominate a cocktail […]


2 July 2012
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Mobiles
Telecoms
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Smartphones hardly used for calls

People spend more time using their smartphones for surfing the web, checking social networks or playing games than making phone calls, new research has found. While smartphones are replacing more of our gadgets, such as alarm clocks and   digital cameras, actually using one to make a phone call is not that common, according to mobile network O2. […]