Author: James

Gaming is Going Social

Games and gaming was once the preserve of the console gamer. This now mythical being once spent hours crafting digital versions of themselves, plundering dungeons and casting spells; they reloaded, fired hundreds of rounds at megalomaniacal enemies hell-bent on taking over the world, then did it all over again, trying to beat their accuracy score. Console gamers, at first alone but later emancipated by the spread of online console gaming, had it all. But around the mid to late noughties, a new gamer arrived. Clicking incessantly, the new player began building silos and barns, exploding jewels and hiring mobsters,...

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Making It Work: How Gadgets Don’t’ Function Without the Right Broadband

The internet is everywhere now: in schools, in our homes, at work and even out and about in restaurants and on public transport. For devices that use mobile broadband or data packages from mobile phone service providers this is not so much of an issue, as users can generally access the internet whenever and wherever they need to. However, some devices still rely on a strong broadband connection to work optimally, and this is rapidly becoming one of modern life’s worst frustrations! Trying to use a device with a poor or slow internet connection can spark rage, annoyance and...

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What the iPhone Killed!

Technology is great but do we ever stop to realise just what power we hold in our hands or indeed our pockets! Take the iPhone for example, this tiny device, along with others like it, have single- handedly replaced dozens of other gadgets and devices that once cluttered our homes and businesses. Take a look at this infographic that we found over at techknowbits.com that shows some of the popular devices that have been squeezed into the new iPhone 6. The graphic was created by the tech-heads over at http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ 5-10 years ago this would be seemed insane! Click...

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How to Choose a Web Hosting Service for Your Business Web Pages

Choosing the right host for web pages is one of the most important factors to consider when setting up a website for the first time. However, too many business owners simply opt for the provider that promises the lowest monthly charge. There are several factors to consider when choosing the service that best suits the needs of a business, and company bosses may find that paying a little extra sometimes gives them a far superior service. Will ads be imposed on the site? If business owners are thinking about signing up to a cheap web host, or one that...

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8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your POS Data from Third Party Data Breaches

Chances are, you’ve heard about the POS system security breaches that occurred within the past year— even major league names like  P.F. Chang’s, Michaels, and Target were victimized. When you heard these stories in the news, you were likely taken aback that these events were able to successfully take place. When you swipe your debit card or credit card in any retail store, you expect complete and total protection and privacy of your data. During the  Target breach, for instance, hackers used memory­scraping malware software, which they installed on POS systems in Target stores prior to their data theft...

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