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Let your phone do the Tango

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Since the launch of the very first iPhone in 2007, mobile phone technology seems to be making leaps and bounds with each new generation. From the introduction of the gyroscope in the iPhone 4 to the innovation utilising Near Field Communication technology for mobile payments, smartphones are becoming more and more intelligent.

With these surges in technology, it didn’t take long for augmented reality to appear – and it appeared in a big, big way with the release of Pokémon Go last year. Almost as soon as it was launched, it seemed everyone with a smartphone was instantly obsessed with catching these virtual creatures, even so far as taking over local sites in the real world.

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The life and times of the WWW

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 by

Imagine you’re trying to learn about cats using a computer. You do a keyword search, only… nothing comes up. Perhaps you’re not using the right keywords? Are you sure the information is even on this computer? Finally, someone gives you a floppy disk, but it turns out your computer can’t read it, so you go to a different computer. Now you have a new problem: you have no idea how to use the software. You give up on all this computer stuff and ask someone to teach you about cats over a cup of coffee.

Welcome to sharing information in 1989. Thankfully it’s not that hard these days, thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and the invention of the World Wide Web, an application that is crucial to viewing content shared over the internet.

Let’s take a look at just how much the WWW changed the internet that we use today. (more…)

A backup today keeps the tears away!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by

Every year just before April Fools’ Day, World Backup Day takes place on March 31st. Unlike April Fools, World Backup Day is no laughing matter—it’s an important reminder for people worldwide to back up their personal data!

We all have important data on our computers, phones, and tablets. There’s photos of our family and friends, contact information, important documents, and much more. No matter how careful you are, it’s very easy to lose that data. Accidents and hardware failures happen, phones get lost, viruses and malware destroy (or ransom) your files, and disasters can occur. (more…)

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