Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: An overview

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Samsung’s latest releases, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, are cleverly targeted at Apple users. The company is providing a 30-day trial to iPhone users which includes a free activated SIM card as well as a cable for migrating data. Let’s take a look at what these new phones have to offer: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 As the first phablet (a blend of a phone and a tablet) to become commercially successful, the high-end Galaxy Note series was designed with the power-user … Continue reading

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Hacktivists: Rebels with a cause

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In July 2015 a group of hackers called The Impact Team hacked into Avid Life Media’s websites, two of which include the controversial Ashley Madison website (a dating site where people go to have extramarital affairs) and Established Men (a human trafficking/prostitution website for rich men). The hackers threatened to release all of the users’ private, sensitive information (including credit card information and photos) to the public if all of the sites weren’t shutdown. Unfortunately for the users of these sites, Avid Life Media did … Continue reading

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The top 7 tech channels on YouTube

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YouTube makes it possible for anyone to have access to the best and latest information available. Tech channels have grown tremendously on this video sharing site with millions of people watching and subscribing every day. Here are some of the best YouTube tech-related channels for getting your daily fix and helping you to research your next purchase: Unbox Therapy (https://www.youtube.com/user/unboxtherapy) The Unbox Therapy channel has high quality, clear videos with a knowledgeable host that is passionate about the tech he shows. Presented by Lewis Hilsenteger, … Continue reading

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Nintendo: the history behind the gaming pioneers

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At the beginning of July 2015 Satoru Iwata, the CEO and President of video game giant Nintendo, passed away. Iwata had been leading the company since 2002 and his recent loss is a big blow not only for Nintendo, but also its legions of fans. So, where did it all begin? Nintendo has been in business for over 100 years (since 1889), but interestingly didn’t start out as a video game company. Nintendo originally produced hanafuda playing cards, nicknamed “flower cards”, which were used to … Continue reading

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Highlights from Comic-Con 2015

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Comic-Con has been the go-to event for comic book, sci-fi and fantasy genre enthusiasts since it was founded in 1970. It is a 4-day event held in San Diego, California from a Thursday to a Sunday each year. This year it was held from 9 to 12 July. There are also preview events held on the Wednesday evening for professionals, exhibitors and selected guests. In recent years it has attracted around 130,000 attendees and is currently the largest of its kind in the world. Here … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Apple Music

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Apple Music has arrived! On 1 July Apple’s first music-streaming service was released, alongside the iOS 8.4 update made available to all Apple devices. Apple will now be competing will longstanding streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Google Play and Tidal. Membership to Apple Music costs $9.99 per month. There is also a family plan available, where multiple users can use the same account, costing $14.99 per month. There is a free trial period of three months available so that users can decide whether they … Continue reading

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The next chapter in Microsoft’s history

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Windows is one of the most well-known PC operating systems across the world. It is currently being used by around 1.5 billion people and Microsoft Office is the go-to productivity software for 1.2 billion people. It is the operating system that serves as an introduction to the world of personal computers for the majority of people. In September 2014 Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 (codenamed Threshold) as a unified platform for desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other all-in-one devices. The company said that the … Continue reading

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Most talked-about tech industry controversies

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The tech industry has brought us many great inventions that have made our lives easier and better. It has also seen a number of controversies that caught the attention of the world. Here are some of the biggest scandals to come out of the tech industry: Sony BMG copy protection rootkit In 2005 Sony BMG (a record company) came under fire for their use of deceptive, illegal and harmful copy protection measures on approximately 22 million CDs. Every CD had two pieces of hidden software … Continue reading

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10 upcoming games to be released at E3 2015

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From 16 to 18 June, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (more commonly known as E3) will be held in Los Angeles, California where it will showcase the latest and greatest games to be released on the market in 2015. It may no longer be the biggest gaming expo out there, but it still garners a lot of attention and excitement amongst gamers each year. Seeing as there are more rumors than concrete news about the upcoming event, we’ve scoured the Internet to compile the most … Continue reading

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Most anticipated tech announcements still to come in 2015

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We are already in the middle of 2015 – but there are still six months of amazing tech surprises that lie ahead of us for this year! Here are updates, announcements and releases from the tech world that are set to arrive in the second half of 2015. Windows 10 Windows 10 has been called the last version of the operating system ever. Microsoft is moving towards a “software as a service” system with the (rumoured) July 2015 release. Major releases of Windows every few … Continue reading

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