E-Waste Inquiry

The growing number of connected electronic devices in use in the UK has led to an inquiry by the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) which will focus on reducing ‘e-waste’ (dumped devices) and creating a circular economy. Mostly As Landfill One of the most startling statistics which has led to the EAC inquiry is that […]

Tech Tip – ‘Over’ App

Stylish and engaging social media posts are an important part of marketing communications.  The Over app has the tools to help you to quickly and easily create stylish designs packed with photos, images and text, ready for Instagram, Facebook and other social sites, as well as for posters and flyers. Over has over 84,000 graphics, […]

Is CCTV Surveillance By Amazon Drones The Future?

An Amazon patent from 2015 appears to indicate that Amazon may consider ‘surveillance as a service’ using a swarm of its delivery drones armed with CCTV, as a monetising opportunity in the future. Patent The details in the patent foresee customers paying for a tiered service that employs the onboard cameras of Amazon’s delivery drones […]

Fraud Reported on Deliveroo and Just Eat App

Some Deliveroo and Just Eat customers have reported that their accounts have been used to buy food that they didn’t order, but both companies deny a data breach. What Happened? Several Deliveroo customers are reported to have been sent an email from the company stating that the email address linked to their account had been […]

Suspected Russian Disinformation Campaign Rumbled

An investigation by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) claims to have unearthed a widespread disinformation campaign aimed at influencing online conversations about several topics, that appears to originate in Russia. Facebook Accounts Sixteen suspected Russian fake accounts that were closed by in early May 2019 led researchers to an apparent campaign which […]

Fire-Prone MacBook Pros Recalled

Apple has announced a recall of some older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units due to the fire risk posed by a tendency for the battery to overheat. Repair and Replace Free Apple is offering a recall and replacement program for units that were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 with the company offering […]

Tech Tip – A Free Online HTML Editor

If you’d like to be able to quickly write or edit a piece of content so that it can be easily used online without having to download or purchase HTML editors, try using a free, online HTML editor. For example, go to https://html5-editor.net/ Type or paste your text into the right-hand side window.  The HTML appears […]

Could Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Be The Future Of Money?

Facebook has announced the launch of its new crypto-currency called ‘Libra’ 2020 which will enable payments to be made by a special phone app and by messaging services such as WhatsApp so that spending the new currency could be as easy and fast as texting. Libra Association Management of the currency, units of which can […]

UK National Surveillance Camera Day – 20th June

In a world first, the UK will play host to an awareness-raising National Surveillance Camera Day on 20 June as part of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy. National Surveillance Camera Day The National Surveillance Camera Day, which is part of the UK government’s National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales will consist of events around […]