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30 years of Macintosh, TechSpotters takes a look back....

30 years of Macintosh, TechSpotters takes a look back….

On the cusp of the 30th Anniversary of the rollout of the iconic Macintosh 128K model, the Mac market couldn’t be in better shape, all things considered. There are more Mac users than ever before, more native Mac applications available, covering more markets, and more developers are coding those programs....
World's first Bitcoin insured vault launched in London!

World’s first Bitcoin insured vault launched in London!

A Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency against loss and theft has launched in London. Elliptic Vault uses “deep cold storage”, where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location. The facility’s founders say they are the “first in...
Amazon testing use of drones to make deliveries!

Amazon testing use of drones to make deliveries!

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says. The drones, called Octocopters, could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order, he said. However, he added that it could take up...
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Piracy site IsoHunt shuts down and pays $110m fine!

Piracy site IsoHunt shuts down and pays $110m fine!

IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. The site’s owner, Canadian Gary Fung, has agreed to pay $110m (£68m) to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). MPAA chairman Chris Dodd said the move was a “major step forward”...
Marketing Your Mobile Phone Insurance Business Online

Marketing Your Mobile Phone Insurance Business Online

Read Insurance2Go's comprehensive guide on how to successfully market your business online.
15 Little Known Facts about Apple

15 Little Known Facts about Apple

Apple is probably the biggest and most recognised tech companies in the world. It releases new and  innovative products every year but like most companies it started small and had a few problems along the way. Here are some interesting and astonishing facts that you may never had known about Apple: The...
Rise of the Techpreneurs

Rise of the Techpreneurs

The revolution has happened! Those with the ideas and know how are in control. All hail the techpreneurs! So I’m being a little melodramatic and the image might convey something more sinister but things have changed. The old start-up model is over, technology entrepreneurs (techprenuers) are bypassing investment from rich shadowy...
Marketing Your App

Marketing Your App

Marketing your app successfully starts from the very beginning by identifying a need and customer base Technology today has brought entertainment, news, and life to our fingertips. Our mobile phones, tablets, and other internet enabled handheld devices are capable of showing us the world, from the creative minds of artists...
The Welsh Mobile App showcase 2012 Review

The Welsh Mobile App showcase 2012 Review

The 2nd Welsh Mobile App Showcase took place at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea with over 30 companies exhibiting.  The event is organised and funding by the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) a Welsh Assembly funded program that provide support to Welsh companies. The programme this year also...
Which mobile OS is best for business?

Which mobile OS is best for business?

Earlier this year, Apple and Google both showcased their latest and greatest operating systems. First up was Apple, who gave a preview of iOS 6 at their renowned World Wide Developers Conference and Google followed shortly after showing off their latest OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Leading mobile app development  company Mubaloo...
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NSA-Funded Code combines all programming languages into one!

NSA-Funded Code combines all programming languages into one!

Hey, web developer dudes and dudettes: What’s your favorite programming language? Is it CSS? Is it JavaScript? Is it PHP, HTML5, or something else? Why choose? A new programming language developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University is all of those and more—one of the world’s first “polyglot” programming languages. Sound cool? It is, except its development is...
Apple granted European approval of $3 billion Beats takeover!

Apple granted European approval of $3 billion Beats takeover!

Apple is officially a step closer to owning Beats, as the $3 billion merger has just been cleared in Europe. The EU commission ruled that the merger “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low.” That might sound like an odd thing to say about Apple,...
BBC send out test iOS push notifications in error!

BBC send out test iOS push notifications in error!

The BBC has apologised after sending two test breaking news alerts in error to BBC News app subscribers. The text of the alerts included “NYPD Twitter campaign ‘backfires’ after hashtag hijacked”. They were sent to millions of UK subscribers to BBC News alerts on iOS devices. The BBC said it had not been hacked. “We’ve...
Amazon announces the Fire, its first-ever smartphone!

Amazon announces the Fire, its first-ever smartphone!

Yep, it’s a phone alright. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire today at a special press event held in Seattle. Consistent with the rumors, Amazon’s first-ever handset has a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass display with an HD-resolution screen (720p). That makes it the same size as the Moto X, which was also supposed to be a phone...
iOS 8 - everything you need to know!

iOS 8 – everything you need to know!

Apple has unveiled a much-anticipated major software update for mobile devices at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Speaking to a packed crowd in California, Apple CEO Tim Cook said iOS 8 was a “giant release”, offering “great user features and incredible developer features”. For users, the highlights of the release included...
Bitly link-shortening service issues security warning

Bitly link-shortening service issues security warning

Web-link shortening service Bitly has warned that user account credentials may have been compromised. Bitly is used by millions of people to make long links into shorter ones in order to share them on social media. The company said it had disconnected user accounts from automatically posting to Facebook and Twitter. Bitly’s chief executive Mark...
Tesco to launch own brand Android smartphone!

Tesco to launch own brand Android smartphone!

Tesco is to launch its first own-brand smartphone by the end of the year. The phone will run Google’s Android software, and the specification will be comparable to phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5. Chief executive Philip Clarke said the device would be pre-installed with Tesco services. The smartphone plans follow the launch of a...
LinkedIn shares fall 6% after weak revenue forecast

LinkedIn shares fall 6% after weak revenue forecast

Shares in professional networking site LinkedIn fell more than 6% in after-hours trading after it posted a weaker-than-expected revenue outlook. The firm forecast full-year revenues of between $2.06bn and $2.08bn (£1.2bn), lower than analysts’ outlook of $2.1bn. It also reported a loss of $13.4m for the January-to-March period, compared with a $22.6m profit a year...