How Google Now can boost your efficiency

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Last week we discussed the background of Apple’s Siri and all of the commands that you can give this intelligent voice assistant. Now those of you who do not use Apple need not feel left out, because Google has developed its very own voice-activated helper specifically for Android and the Google Chrome web browser, called Google Now. Here is the lowdown on Google Now and how it can boost your efficiency. Some background info on Google Now Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant created … Continue reading

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Meet Siri, your new best friend

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Many people dismiss the thought of talking to a smartphone’s voice assistant as ridiculous or impractical, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. A voice assistant like Apple’s Siri can be valuable for organising mundane everyday tasks, for getting things done at times when you’re not able to physically pick up your phone (like when driving) or just saving a bit of valuable time here and there. Voice assistants can play a helpful role in one’s busy life if you can get past the … Continue reading

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Highlights from SXSW Interactive 2015

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South By Southwest™ or SXSW may not sound very familiar to you – but it is one of the more popular yearly events in the world right now. This set of film, music and interactive festivals and conferences is held in Austin, Texas, usually occurs within the month of March and was first held in 1987. Over the years it has boomed, and SXSW has now become the place to be for film buffs, music lovers and tech enthusiasts. This event is well-known for showcasing … Continue reading

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Facts about the Internet that will blow your mind

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The first website ever created is still online. The creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee was working for CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) when he created the first website. It was published on 6 August 1991 and explained what the World Wide Web project was, the people involved in it, technical details of the World Wide Web and more. The current online version of the website is actually a copy since the original was not preserved. It has undergone 2 years … Continue reading

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Things you didn’t know your Apple earphones could do

If you own an iPhone or iPod you are no doubt familiar with the all-white Apple EarPods, or EarBuds from the earlier generations, that came with your purchase. Many people only use their EarPods to occasionally listen to music, and others even forego them completely in favour of other brands. What you may not know is that those bland-looking EarPods are not only earphones but also a remote for your iPhone. Let us uncover the hidden features that could make your life much easier when … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of Adobe Photoshop

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Photoshop forever changed the world of design and animation, and is an invaluable tool for any designer. In honour of Adobe Photoshop’s 25th birthday last week we take a brief look at the history of this editing software. 25-year history of Adobe Photoshop In 1987 Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, wrote a program on his Macintosh Plus that would display greyscale images on a monochrome display. It was called Display, and caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, who … Continue reading

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A glimpse into Microsoft’s bright future

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Microsoft gave the world a glimpse into their future plans with their Windows 10 event on 21 January 2015. We have rounded up the most exciting announcements in one place for you to enjoy: HoloLens and Windows Holographic Microsoft now brings holograms to your living room in the form of the HoloLens and Windows Holographic technology. The HoloLens is a wireless augmented reality headset and Windows Holographic is the software system it runs on. With this device the wearer can manipulate and create virtual objects … Continue reading

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The best password managers on the market

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In April 2014 the Heartbleed bug made news around the world. It compromised the security of several high-profile websites and many people were forced to change their passwords. Recently two new bugs, the Shellshock Bash bug and the Poodle bug, have made Internet users worried. These incidents occurring less than a year apart have placed the focus on online security seeing as so many people have sensitive information on the Internet (such as bank account details) that need protecting. Here is a list of the … Continue reading

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