15 September 2008

Getting a site reincluded

How long does it take? One of the joys of working in IT, at least that’s what most people assume I do, is that they thinks you know a lot about computers, and if you ask anyone here they will tell you I know where the on/off button is and that’s on a good day. So requests to get help …

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12 September 2008

Queen to give an audience to Google UK

Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit the UK headquarters of the internet search giant Google. The popular video-sharing service, YouTube, is owned by Google. The reason behind the Queen’s visit is to meet the team who created The Royal Channel on YouTube earlier this year. The main purpose behind the Queen’s visit may also have something to do with …

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12 September 2008

Yahoo to implement Google Ads

It has been reported today that Yahoo is to go ahead with its Google Ad deal, despite mounting criticism surrounding the deal and growing speculation of trust issues which has lead the US justice department to investigate. The agreement is set to be implemented in October this year where Google Ads will be displayed alongside Yahoo search results. The BBC …

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11 September 2008

New Facebook Profiles Permanent… Maybe

So today was apparently going to be the day when all Facebook users would be forced to switch to the new layout, and the change was going to be made obvious by the removal of the "Switch back to the old Facebook" bar at the top. But said bar seems to have reappeared. What gives? Have the members of "1,000,000 …

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11 September 2008

Google Android due 23 September

Reuters have revealed that T-Mobile will be selling a mobile running Google Android by 23 September. Google’s next ‘must have’ is an open source operating system and is expected to make a huge splash in the mobile phone market, with the search giant hoping its approach will give them dominance in the mobile OS market. "T-Mobile and Google will be …

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11 September 2008

Online operating system, social media mogul? You better believe it.

Facebook’s brand new applications bar reminds us of something? A device for world domination, maybe, a handy shortcut to the hoards of applications we all love and cherish, perhaps, but most of all, look at your Windows taskbar, bingo! This pretty obivious observation was hit home even more when Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, suggested that Facebook is aiming to become …

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11 September 2008

5 things you may not have known about the Big G?

As you may well be aware earlier this week Google celebrated its 10th birthday, so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the lesser known facts about the ‘mighty one’. • All 7 major American political candidates visited the Googleplex on the run up to the vote.  All seemingly with the same intension, to …

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11 September 2008

Microsoft IE8 not about Performance.

Seems as though Microsoft is feeling a little ignored, with all the hype that is surrounding Google’s new Web browser, Chrome.  To get the lime light back on the new Internet Explorer, they decided to have a press demonstration of IE8 beta2 this week. There isn’t really anything new to report on, except for one fact. Microsoft claims that their …

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10 September 2008

Google to dump user data earlier.

With continued pressure by the EU over the issue of privacy of users, Google, the worlds leading search engine is to decrease the amount of time it stores users personal data by 50%, from 18 to 9 months. Nine months after the data has been stored, Google will start to make any identifiable addresses anonyms. Currently Google collects and holds …

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10 September 2008

Be Aware, of the Free Software Curse!

Every time we use the internet we open ourselves up to vulnerabilities. Viruses, Trojans and other types of malware are increasing at an incredible rate and if that isn’t enough, an internet security company has recently released a warning to users about a new threat. According to Panda Security, it’s becoming more evident that malware malefactors are using free Antivirus …

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