Entries by MKM Admin

Five-Minute-Charge Mobiles By 2018?

Israeli company StoreDot have reportedly claimed that their innovative “FlashBattery” technology means that five-minute charging smartphones could be on the market by 2018. Minutes Rather Than Hours On average it takes most of us anywhere between one to three hours to charge our smartphones depending on the size of the battery and the flow capacity […]

Ransomware – To Pay Or Not To Pay?

Ransomware such as WannaCry is used to extort money from people and organisations who are told that their important data is locked away until they pay a ransom. If you become a victim of ransomware, should you pay? Even if you do, will you get all of your data back? Experts Say ‘Don’t Pay’ The […]

Hunt for WannaCry Ransomware Attackers

As organisations around the world recover and begin to count the cost of the biggest ransomware attack in history, cyber security and law enforcement agencies around the world have turned their attention to tracking down the perpetrators. Cruel Irony The irony of the WannaCry ransomware attacks is that it exploits a vulnerability that was identified […]

Tech Tip – Snap Windows For Multi-Tasking

Windows 10 has a handy feature that allows you to snap the current window to one side of your screen, and simultaneously open a second one on the other side, thus enabling the often elusive multi-tasking! Here’s how: To activate the feature, and to enable able you to effectively pin different apps to either side […]

Tech Tip: Set Power Button to Turn Off Monitors

If you have the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can make your computer power button into a monitor switch that lets you turn off all your monitors. With this tip you can turn off your monitor and still leave your computer running. Applications won’t be closed, and downloads won’t be terminated. If you have multiple […]

Touch Sensitive “Paint” Opens New Doors

A new system called Electrick (developed by Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh) uses conductive spray paint and electrodes to turn any surface into an electronic touch sensor. Electric Field Tomography The revolutionary new system was created by Created by CMU Ph.D. student Yang Zhang and works using a technique known as electric field tomography […]

Broadband Speed Claims To Be Examined

A 10-week public consultation is to be held by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) about the advertised speeds of competing broadband services and whether they differ from real user experiences. Why? It has been reported that Research commissioned by the ASA has led CAP to believe that tougher […]

£23.97/min For 118 Directory Enquiries

Ofcom is reported to be concerned about the high costs of calling directory enquiries services, and this looks likely to lead to another examination of this area of the market. Directory Enquiries? Historically, up until the 1990s, by calling directory enquiries (for free) you could get a business or domestic telephone number. Directory enquiries was […]

Facebook Offers Tips For Spotting Fake News

Social media giant Facebook has published adverts in the UK popular press, giving readers a list of ten ways to spot ‘fake news’. This marks a widening of an ‘educational’ campaign that saw the same message displayed on the news feeds of users in 14 countries back in April. What Is Fake News? As the […]

3 Steps To Banking Security Heaven In The UK?

The results of an online survey by YouGov, sponsored by credit reference agency Equifax have shown that 55% of British people think that 3 or fewer verification steps are needed to keep their bank accounts safe from criminals. Cyber Crime and Bank Fraud Levels Still High Office of National Statistics (OFT) figures show that in […]