Alan Beattie

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Loyal Customers penalised on broadband costs

Does your broadband costs suddenly jump after an introductory deal ends? Citizens Advice has said that the cheapest broadband prices increase by an average of 43% or £113 a year. Many customers were unaware of the price increases. The rises amount to a “loyalty penalty” for customers who stay with the same provider, Citizens Advice said. …

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IT Training for Transport

After a successful bid in the tender process AHB Information Technology Solutions are to deliver training to transport workers. The training will involve using IT in general and the specific use of tablets.

Apple Recall

Apple has issued a recall notice on its mains adapters. This is due to safety concerns. Plugs in the UK are not affected, but plugs in the Apple World Travel kit are. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35432682

Twitter offline due to code change

Twitter went offline yesterday due to an internal code change which lasted over 6 hours. The code change was reverted back to the previous version which corrected the problem. How did we all cope without one of the biggest social platforms on the internet? Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35361150 Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35351154    

WhatsApp to be free

Internet communication application WhatsApp is now free to use. For the last few years, you’ve had to pay a subscription after 12 months. But the company says that fee is being scrapped immediately. It costs around 69p-a-year, but if you’ve just paid it, you won’t get a refund. WhatsApp  is owned by Facebook, already has …

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Friend Reunited to Close

Launched in 2000 one of UKs first social networking sites, Friends Reunited is closing. After being sold in 2005 the site went into decline, and despite being taken over again by its originators it could not recover it’s previous usage against the giant Facebook. Although Friends Reunited is closing, the founder, Steve Parkhurst is opening a completely …

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BT gets go-ahead to takeover EE

After weeks of speculation the Competition and Markets Authority has given the all clear to BT to take over Britain’s largest mobile phone network EE. The Competition and Markets Authority saying the deal will not hurt mobile phone or broadband customers. EE was previously formed from the mobile operators T-Mobile and Orange, and currently operates within …

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Netflix cracks down on Proxies

Video streaming has become a huge part of our lives, whether it’s catch up or watch movies on demand this is here to stay. There are a number of suppliers from the terrestrial TV companies, to the dedicated streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix. Today the BBC has reported that Netflix is goings stop subscribers using …

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Welcome to 2016

Happy New Year to all. Well 2015 has come to an end, another year seems to pass by without a thought, time seems to be passing faster with each year. Looking back to 2015 the major impact in the IT industry was the release of Windows 10, without a thought definitely a milestone, not forgetting …

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Cyberwhat?

In these days of the online culture there’s a whole new set of terms used for acridities on the internet, here IL take a look at some of these Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying can work in the same way as bullying in the life, the victim is made to feel frightened and alone, while the …

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