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Criminals winning ‘cyber arms race’ – National Crime Agency

July 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Businesses and law enforcement agencies are losing the “cyber arms race” with online criminals, the UK’s National Crime Agency has warned. The technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK’s ability to deal with their threat, the NCA added. It said there were 2.46 million “cyber incidents” last year, including 700,000 frauds – with […]

Facebook scraps in-video links to other sites

June 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has withdrawn the ability for video creators to embed links into their clips. The call to action [CTA] feature had been popular with broadcasters, who used it as a way to steer users to their own sites. The change in policy was made earlier this month without warning. Experts say the decision is another […]

The Summer edition of “Insights” now available to download

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Follow the below link to download the third edition of our newsletter “Insights”. ilicomm-Newsletter-Ed3-Summer

Why Is My VPN-Based Ping Faster Than a Non-VPN One?

May 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When it comes to playing online games, the better our connection speed is, the more we can enjoy ourselves. But what type of connection is actually best for our needs in the end? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of […]

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

May 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Huawei is suing its tech rival Samsung over claims that its patents have been infringed. The Chinese firm said it was pursuing its South Korean rival in two courts – one in California, the other in Shenzhen. According to Huawei, several of its cellular communications and software inventions had been used in Samsung’s phones without […]

Twitter revamps 140-character tweet length rules

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter is overhauling some of its rules to try to make itself simpler to use and more attractive to newcomers. Members will be able to add multimedia to tweets – including pictures, links and videos – without eating into the 140-characters-a-post limit. The service is also changing the way it handles conversations between users. Twitter […]

Facebook to revamp Trending Topics

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has announced changes to the way it runs its Trending Topics feed, following an internal investigation. There will be more training for staff and the feed will no longer rely on a list of news organisations, including the BBC, Washington Post and Buzzfeed News, to validate subjects. The feed, which lists popular headlines along […]

Fix Slow-Loading Windows Icons by Increasing the Icon Cache

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The icons for your files and programs are stored in a cache, so that Windows can display them quickly instead of having to load them from source files every time. If you’ve ever noticed that Windows Explorer loads icons slowly, especially when you first start your computer or open a folder with lots of files, […]

Oculus anti-piracy update cracked in a day

May 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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An anti-piracy update for the Oculus virtual reality platform has been cracked within a day of release. The update lets games verify that they were legitimately purchased and are running on an approved Oculus device. It also breaks an unofficial patch called Revive that lets Oculus-only games run on rival devices. But Revive’s creator found […]

Microsoft cracks down on ‘terrorism content’

May 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has announced a new policy to remove “terrorist content” from its consumer-focused online services. It said material endorsing a terrorist organisation or its acts, or that encouraged people to join such groups, would be banned. The rule will apply to services such as Xbox Live and Outlook webmail. But Microsoft said it wanted its […]

How to Remove the “Get Windows 10” Icon from Your System Tray (and Stop Those Upgrade Notifications)

May 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ever since Windows 10 came out, Windows 7 and 8 users have been bombarded with upgrade notifications, thanks to a little Windows icon in their system trays called GWX (“Get Windows 10”). Here is how to remove that icon and avoid the pushy notifications. This article was originally published in June 2015. Since then, a new tool […]

Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

May 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which […]

How to Access Mobile Websites Using Your Desktop Browser

May 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Many websites offer specific interfaces for smartphones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Whether you need to test mobile websites or you’re just curious to see what they look like, you can access them in your desktop browser. You can do this by changing your browser’s user agent — we’ve previously explained what a browser user […]

The UK firm that wants to give big spenders a big shock

May 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend. Intelligent Environments has launched a platform which can link the Pavlok wristband, which delivers a 255 volt shock, to a bank account. If the funds in the account go below an agreed limit, […]

Google’s conversation-based Assistant takes on Amazon

May 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google has announced a conversation-based tool to control smartphones, smartwatches and other devices. Google Assistant can be used to find information, play media and carry out tasks – such as booking cinema tickets – via a back-and-forth chat between the user and the software. The firm also announced a voice-activated device with a built-in speaker […]

How Use Your Router and ISP’s Modem/Router Combo In Tandem

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’re running your own router alongside the modem/router combo your ISP gave you, there’s a good chance you’re inadvertently giving yourself a huge headache and a host of difficult-to-pin-down network problems. Let’s look at why these issues arise, how to detect them, and how to fix them. Why Double the Routers Equals Double the […]

Hackers’ website breached by hacker

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The email addresses and private messages of more than 470,000 members of a hacking website have been leaked online following a huge data breach. The Nulled website was a popular marketplace for stolen account details and hacking tips. The leaked data contained more than 5,000 purchase records relating to the exchange of stolen information. The […]

How to Buy the Right Scanner for Your Needs: Photos, Documents and More

May 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Not all scanners are created equal. Even if you buy a top of the line model, it might not be the right tool for the job, and you’ll waste time, get inferior results, and curse the day you bought the wrong model. Why the Scanner Type Matters Sure, all scanners perform the same process: they […]

Early test shows off high-speed Hyperloop transport system

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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An early test of Hyperloop – a proposed high-speed transport system – has accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds in the Nevada desert. Wednesday’s demonstration was the first public glimpse of Hyperloop, a system that could send people and cargo through tubes at the speed of sound. Executives hope in five […]

AI patient app launched at Alder Hey hospital

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Staff at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool are teaming up with IBM Watson to develop an app to help patients and doctors work better together. The app will answer any questions which parents and children may have about their hospital stay. It will also allow children to create a profile so that clinicians know […]

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