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Computer and IT news

April’s Patch Tuesday update issues

There are reports of issues with the April 2019 patch Tuesday update causing Windows to boot and run slow. The issues appear to be related to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 2012 server machines and anti virus from Sophos, and Avast. See Beta News and Windows latest for more information.

One down, how many more to go?

Hacker and blackmailer gets caught, but is it enough? Users are still at risk as there are many more out there to take his place.. From London, a student used his programming skills to blackmail porn site visitors across the world. His scam is estimated to have been up to £4m, but only £700k has …

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Cyber Attack update

Following events of the cyber attack on the NHS it has come to light this was on a global scale, and the effects to some degree could have been minimised. What wasn’t know on the previous post a couple of days back was the extent or the nature of the attack. The attack was global, …

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NHS across UK hit by Cyber attacks

Reports have been coming in during the past hours of a Cyber Attack on the NHS. Reports are suggesting this was part of something bigger globally, there is no lead at this time where this attack originated. More at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39899646

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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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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