Technology

technology

Not long to get Windows 10 for free

You are running out of time if you're thinking of getting Windows 10 for free. You've got 15 days to get your free upgrade from Microsoft, as after that, it'll cost you £99.99. The Pro version comes with the price tag of £189.99. The offer expires on July 29th 2016, and the freebie is available…

Is it really illegal to share your Netflix password?

Have you got a Netflix account, but you don't mind sharing your password with other people because you don't watch it constantly? Well, some people are looking at making the sharing of a password such as this, illegal. That's not just for Netflix either - it would also count against Spotify, Amazon Prime, Now TV,…

Are these Google’s Nexus smartwatches?

Looks like Google are working on their own smartwatches. That's different from Google providing Android Wear for other manufacturers to do the hardware - this is Google going full Apple Watch. Basically, they're Nexus smartwatches, of a fashion. Over at Android Police, there's some mock-ups of what Google's smartwatch might look like, based on what…

Kim Dotcom to bring back MegaUpload?

The notoriously shy internet entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom, is planning on bringing back the Megaupload storage system in 2017. If you've missed Dotcom's antics, he's variously been in trouble for computer fraud, data espionage, insider trading, criminal copyright infringement, money laundering, and more. He's not been found guilty of all of these things, but lets just…

Mof  

Sky now blocking all porn

Sky now blocking all porn

Like watching mucky videos on the internet? Well, if you're joining Sky, as of today, all porn will be automatically blocked. No adult content for you! Of course, they aren't completely banning you from any dirty activities - basically, customers will now have to switch the parental filters off before they can look at smut…

Mof  

Dyson opens UK store

Dyson opens UK store

If you've ever fancied going to a shop that sells nothing but Dyson products, you're in luck - Dyson has opened their first UK shop on London's Oxford Street. That means you can try out their new fancy hairdryer, which doesn't look like a hairdryer at all! Or indeed, you can play with their vacuum…

Best way to save a water damaged mobile

Never mind how you water damaged your mobile - we're not here to judge. We don't care if you had it in your back pocket like some kind of smartphone daredevil, and went to sit on the toilet and it dropped in - fact is, your phone is moist and you want to save it.…

Mof  

Apple to buy Tidal?

Apple to buy Tidal?

Everyone laughed when Tidal first appeared - a subscription based music service that had very few acts on it? As if that was ever going to work. Then, with some of the biggest recording artists in the universe giving exclusive material to Tidal, people started to take notice. Even Neil Young is on there now,…

Google to face EU anti-trust probe

There's loud rumours about a third antritrust investigation being thrown Google's way. Reports state that the EU is going to launch another probe into Google, with the latest investigation relating to the tech-giant's advertising services. It seems that Google's rivals have submitted complaints to the EU, relating to Adwords and AdSense. Complaints go back as…

Facebook tracking your location

Privacy issues with Facebook are nothing new, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be talking about them. A report says that Facebook has been tracking people's real life location, so they can use the information as a way of finding out who you might have met up with. This helps the 'People You May Know'…

Mof  

Free Windows 10 ends July 29

Free Windows 10 ends July 29

If you've been stalling over the Windows 10 upgrade, then you need to make your mind up. The Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29th, so the deadline is imminent. Of course, if you're willing that date to come sooner, because you don't want the upgrade and are tired of the notifications, there are ways…

Microsoft successfully sued over Windows 10 update

There's been a lot of fuss over Windows 10. Reviews have been largely good, but many people have been annoyed by Microsoft's insistence that users download it. Some people feel like they were 'tricked' into using it. Of course, there are ways of stopping the automatic Windows 10 update, and you can see how to…

Google to make own branded phones

Google have done rather nicely with their Android software, with the majority of the world's phones using their operating system. Now, the tech giant are taking on Apple and Samsung with a range of their own-branded smartphones. Google have just created a division create their own hardware and work with partners. Of course, Google already…

Google's two-step to become less irritating

You may have used two-step authentication recently, as tech companies look to beef up security. Usually, you get a code texted to you, or whatever, and it is a bit irritating and fiddly. You get a fresh six digit code (or more), and it enables you to log-in to your account or app, and it…

Apple banned from selling iPhone in China

Apple have been told that they are going to have to suspend sales of two versions of the iPhone 6 in Beijing, because they are too similar to one of their competitor's devices. That'll stick in the craw of Apple, who have taken lots of people to court in America, over this very thing. The…