44 Million UK People Possibly Affected by Equifax Hack

US Credit Rating Company Equifax was hacked last Friday with 143 million customer details stolen, 44 million of which may have come from UK customers.

Largest Hack

The hack, which many experts believe is the largest in US history, is thought to have happened after hackers found a way through a vulnerability on the website.

Google Drive To Be Replaced With Drive File Stream

Google has announced on its blog that it will be replacing Google Drive with a new (and less bandwidth and hard-disk space-hungry) desktop app called Drive File Stream.

What Is Google Drive?

Google Drive has been Google’s file storage and synchronization service for the last 5 years. Encompassing Google Docs, Sheets and Slides and an office suite, it allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and synchronize them across devices. It also offers offline capabilities.

Shut Down Early Next Year

WhatsApp For Business Announced

It has been announced that a standalone ‘for business’ version of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging platform will soon be made available.

WhatsApp Business

Although many businesses have used WhatsApp for communications with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, the new ‘WhatsApp Business’ has been developed to focus specifically on connecting businesses, especially large enterprises, with customers in a consensual and value adding way.

Tech Tip: Use The Action Centre To Customise Settings

Windows 10 offers you the chance to customise settings without having to go to the settings panel by using a one-stop shop called the action centre. The action centre allows you to see notifications for what’s happening with apps and other programs across your device. To reach the action centre :

  • Click the dialogue box in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • View the notifications and the updated options for customising your settings.

 

Six UK Regions Get Full Fibre Broadband Trials

The UK government has announced the six regions of the UK that will host trials of full fibre broadband for businesses, schools and hospitals as part of a £200m scheme by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

Which Six Regions?

The DCMS has decided that £10 million of the total £200 million budget will be spent on trials for full fibre broadband in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

New 400GB MicroSD Card

SanDisk's parent company ‘Western Digital’ has announced at the 'IFA 2017' in Berlin that it is launching the world's largest storage capacity (400GB) microSD card.

What Is MicroSD Card?

A microSD card is a small (fingernail size or less) removable flash memory card that uses chips to store data e.g. documents, music, photos and video. They are used for storage in devices such as phones and tablets. SD is an abbreviation of Secure Digital.

Why The Need For More Storage Space?