March, 2015

March 31, 2015  2:19 PM

Is autocorrect the bane of working from home?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Autocorrection, Email Address, Text messaging

Everyone is caught up in the BYOD revolution, and the flexibility it brings mean more people are emailing from anywhere using whatever gadget they have on them.

Unfortunately it seems that technology is as...

March 31, 2015  2:15 PM

Fake chocolate more lucrative than cybercrime?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
chocolate, Cybercrime, Easter

A press release came through to the Downtime inbox in the lead-up to Easter warning consumers to be aware of fake branded chocolate bars being sold, presumably over the internet or otherwise.

An online...

March 27, 2015  1:06 PM

Google and its “no comment” GIF

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Gaming, Google, pictures, photos and images, YouTube

Rumour and speculation is the fuel that much of the tech journalism world runs on, and for press officers working at firms like Google, responding to it all must be a wearying experience.

So much so, the search giant has found an alternative (and...

March 27, 2015  12:13 PM

Cisco’s postal service needs some work

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cisco, Hacking, Hardware, Networking

Cisco has hit on a novel way to stop the US National Security Agency (NSA) from tampering with its networking kit by sending its customer orders to the wrong address.

The shady US surveillance unit was previously accused by notorious whistle blower...

March 26, 2015  4:18 PM

Smartphones lack smart users

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Security, Smartphones

Most smartphones lack smart users a survey by mobile security firm Lookout has revealed, with 52% of people who claimed to be security savvy admitting they do not read privacy policies for...

March 20, 2015  3:07 PM

Kaspersky’s sauna nights with the KGB

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

When it comes to kicking back after work, most people open a bottle of wine, binge-watch a favourite show on Netflix and/or hit the gym to work off some of the day's frustrations.

Not anti-virus kingpin Eugene Kaspersky, though, who seems to have a...

March 20, 2015  2:22 PM

Smart ass watches

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran

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March 20, 2015  10:54 AM

Solar eclipse pings network

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran

Downtime experienced the full effects of the solar eclipse today with its network inadvertently failing. Since London is all cloudy, the best views were those on the live stream from other parts of the country that were blessed with clear skies. Obviously the streaming had nothing to do with our...

March 12, 2015  4:02 PM

Ashes to ashes, tweet to tweet

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

Saga - that well-known organisation famed for its popular use in taunts against your over-50 friends - is encouraging its elderly audience to get into the social media mindset before it's too late.

The company has suggested that people prepare a "last tweet" to leave their final...

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