Virtual Reality Finds Its Place In The Real World
Far from being something confined to the world of games or being something that has potential for the future, virtual reality is being used now in important and beneficial ways.
Some Options For Getting Rid Of Your Old Mobile Phone.
It is thought that there are more than 75 million unused mobile phone handsets currently in the UK, so rather than leaving it the drawer or even binning it, many people are swapping their old handset for money and / or the feel-good factor.
Introducing Facebook's Workplace ... For Your Business
Facebook has opened up its Workplace platform app to enable businesses to have their own social network while allowing Facebook to compete in the same collaborative and communications business tool market as Microsoft’s Yammer, Slack and Google’s Cloud.
Tech Tip - Finding The Original Control Panel In Windows 10
The Settings Panel is easy to find and use, but if you're just getting used to Windows 10 but you'd feel more comfortable if you could at least find the original old Control Panel, it can be done. Here's how.
Credit Card That Changes Hourly
A new anti-fraud credit card from Paris-based Oberthur Technologies has a digital display on the back which changes the 3 digit security code number every hour.
The latest ONS figures show that fraud is now the most common crime in the UK with 1 in 10 people falling victim to it in the last 12 months and 20,255 falling victim specifically to credit card fraud (a total of £755m worth of fraud). This means that we, as consumers, all now face a serious risk.
The Bot at Your Bank
If you have a question to ask your bank then it may soon be answered by ‘virtual’ bank staff in the form of a ‘chat bot’ instead of a real person.
Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest are scheduled to start rolling out the introduction of their virtual customer service technology in December starting with around 10% of RBS customers.
Tech Tip - Tablet Mode for Laptop or PC
In Windows 10, if you like the Tablet mode, touchscreen-friendly version of Windows 10 you can instruct your laptop or PC to adopt it from login.
- In your laptop or PC running Windows 10, select ‘Settings’ from the Windows Start menu.
- Select the Tablet mode.
- Select ‘When I Sign In’ from the dropdown list.
UK Received £4.1 million Tax From Facebook in 2015
After angering campaigners by only paying £4,327 UK tax in 2014, Facebook is reported to have paid £4.1 million in UK tax in 2015.
Even though 2015’s payment is a significant improvement, it doesn’t mean that the UK will be bringing in similar payments in years to come.
Despite Facebook amassing over $6 billion in profit according to its latest accounts, the UK is a loss maker for the company to the tune of £52.5 million. This, coupled with the effects of some favourable tax rule changes have meant that Facebook has been granted a tax credit £11.3 million that it can use to offset against future tax bills.
Yahoo Hacked - 500+ Million Users Exposed.
Last week, Yahoo's blockbuster announcement that 500 million account details were stolen in what it described as a "state sponsored attack" was met with alarm by both the public and by the US senate as well.