Kenny Hemphill

Facebook’s version of Find My Friends launches as Nearby Friends

by Kenny Hemphill on 18 April 2014 in News

Facebook has announced a new feature which will allow users who opt in to find Friends in nearby locations, in a similar manner to Apple’s Find My Friends. In a press release, Facebook explained: If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with [...]

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Wireless industry commits to iOS-style anti-theft measures

by Kenny Hemphill on 16 April 2014 in News

Several manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets, including Apple, as well as the networks which carry data have made a commitment to introduce anti-theft measures by the middle of next year, according to Re/code.

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Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal with iPad apps

by Kenny Hemphill on 15 April 2014 in News

Microsoft has announced a new subscription plan for Office 365 which allows access from one Mac or PC and one tablet. Subscribers can download the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to one Mac (or PC) instead of the five allowed on Home Premium. They can also download and use the iPad versions of the same three [...]

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US company Alpine to sell after-market CarPlay kits

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 April 2014 in News

Alpine, a US company which specialises in manufacturing electronics equipment for cars will start selling CarPlay units in the Autumn, according to 9to5 Mac. Several car manufacturers have already announced plans to build CarPlay units into the dashboards of new cars, but Alpine is the first to offer a separate device which can be fitted [...]

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Heartbleed: the lowdown and what you should do now

by Kenny Hemphill on 9 April 2014 in News

A huge number of apparently secure websites and Internet services, perhaps hundreds of thousands, have been vulnerable to attack since 2011, according to numerous reports. A vulnerability in one implementation of SSL (secure sockets layer), the cryptographic protocol which adds the ‘s’ to ‘https’ means that the sites and services could have been leaking data [...]

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Adobe launches Lightroom Mobile for iPad

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 April 2014 in News

Adobe has launched an iPad app for its Lightroom RAW image editing tool. Intended as a companion app to Lightroom 5, although it can be used on its own, Lightroom Mobile syncs photo collections via Creative Cloud, allowing to make edits on the iPad and see them on the Mac or PC application. Whilst Lightroom [...]

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