Entries by Matt Abrams

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How to ‘hard refresh’ your browser

Does your web page look out of sorts following a recent update? Or perhaps an old image is still showing despite the fact you’ve been told it has been updated? A hard refresh may be needed. Please take a look at the infographic below. This details how to do a hard refresh in the most […]

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Adobe Flash has officially been discontinued by Adobe

Adobe Flash Player was the browser plug-in that brought rich animations and interactivity to the early websites. Originally released in 1996, “Flash” was one of the most popular ways for people to stream videos and play games online but it was plagued with security problems and failed the tranistion into smartphones which ultimately has led […]

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UK data analytics firm Dataform bought by Google Cloud

Google Cloud has acquired a London-based startup called Dataform that builds tools to manage data flows for enterprise customers. The company is described as an “operating system” for data warehouses and some of its co-founders are ex-Google employees. Its platform aims to help data-rich businesses draw insights by mining data stored in warehouses. This is something […]

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What is two factor authentication and why should you use it?

What is two-factor authentication?  Breaking it down to the most simple explanation, it’s basically adding a second layer of protection to your account, app or system to go alongside your regular method of logging in. In most instances, this involves receiving a code by SMS to your mobile number, but increasingly apps and services are sending […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Note 20 smartphones unveiled

Samsung has tackled one of the biggest criticisms of its original folding-screen smartphone by giving the new version a much bigger external display for use when it is closed. The original Galaxy Fold’s “cover screen” was a relatively small 4.6in, leading to claims it was fiddly to use. By contrast, the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s […]

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3 ESSENTIAL WEB & UI DESIGN TRENDS IN JULY 2020

1. Text Highlights and Underlines There’s always been an unwritten rule in website design that text uses more plain styles. Bold is acceptable, italics are OK from time to time, but underlining is seldom used. This design trend bucks that concept with text elements that use highlighter or underline elements to emphasize key words. And […]

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Android security patch rolling out now to Google Pixel phones

It’s time for the May 2020 Android security patch! If you own a Google Pixel smartphone (any except for the original Pixel), you can perform a software update check now in System Settings to grab the new patch. Conversely, you can update manually or simply wait for the OTA notification. According to the bulletin associated with […]

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New iPhone SE to target the ‘mid-range’ market

Apple has announced a new iPhone SE, reviving a mid-market brand it had discontinued in 2018. It resembles the form of 2017’s iPhone 8 with a 4.7in screen, and a fingerprint ID sensor but not a depth camera for facial recognition. It is powered by the same processor as the flagship iPhone 11 Pro, but […]