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Google Maps to add parking feature

Posted on January 19, 2017

Search giant Google is currently testing yet another new feature on its Maps tool. This one will prove to be quite useful to drivers as the platform shows off the availability of car parking spaces.

The mapping service, which is a hugely popular tool amongst Google users, will now begin to show information regarding car parking spaces in relation to a user’s GPS location. The information it displays is also set to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

2016’s most common passwords revealed

Posted on January 18, 2017

Passwords are something that we use every day, whether that is to unlock our mobile phones, log onto our computers at work, take out some cash at the bank or to access our beloved social media accounts. There’s no mistake, we can’t avoid them if we tried, so why do so many of us set such weak and guessable passwords?

Furthermore, we have been given plenty of warning to set strong, unique and private passwords that are difficult for potential hackers to guess yet, despite this, people continue to use passwords that are (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Alphabet closes internet drone project

Posted on January 17, 2017

Alphabet, the parent company of internet giant Google, has revealed that it has closed its project relating to internet carrying, solar powered drones – Project Titan.

Project Titan was initially created back in 2014 when Google acquired US-based drone experts Titan Aerospace – a company with expertise in launching solar-powered drones. The idea behind the project was to launch a series of drones that would (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram to start showing ads in Stories feature

Posted on January 16, 2017

Popular photo sharing app Instagram has recently announced that it plans to start showing a number of adverts within its ‘Stories’ feature.

The Stories feature is the platform’s answer to Snapchat’s feature of the same name. It is, essentially, a slideshow of videos and photos that appear at the top of the app’s news feed. The ream of photos are edited using the tool’s famous filters before they are posted to the storyboard, with this content then disappearing after 24 hours. A user can also choose to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Social media – the real winners of the World Cup?

Posted on January 12, 2017

The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and takes place every four years. Watched by millions of people worldwide, they take to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Embracing the internet’s random factor

Posted on January 11, 2017

Google has become so good at working out what we’re looking for, that you could say that an element of unpredictability has been lost from the whole search engine experience.

In the 1990s, I remember being too cheap to buy a TV guide and trying to search for the TV listings for the week ahead, then (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook to add adverts in the middle of videos

Posted on January 10, 2017

Social networking giant has long been focusing on its videos, and now it’s set to start showing more ads to people who watch videos on the platform, while also generating revenue for those who supply the site with those videos.

Sources within the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Should the internet be free?

Posted on January 9, 2017

For most of us, life without the internet is almost impossible to imagine. Already today, you might have used it to check your emails, log in to Facebook or Twitter, look up the time for your train or browse possible holiday destinations to beat the January and Monday blues.

If you’re lucky enough to have (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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