iOS 12

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Want your iPad to work faster? You might think the answer depends on how old your iPad is. If you are using an old iPad that seems to have slowed down then the answer is definitely yes. However, the truth is that we all want our devices to operate faster. There is no limit to our thirst for speed and processing ability when it comes to using hand held devices like mobile phones and tablets. As these devices become faster, it seems the user gets cleverer at using them. For example, if you are just starting to use an iPad ...

X marks the Spot!

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At least that is what iPhone fans believe when it comes to the latest version. The iPhone XR promises yet more and more super features and improvements. For example, the battery lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 8 Plus. Wireless charging is more efficient allowing up to 25 hours talk time or surfing on the internet for up to 15 hours. Audio playback is an amazing 65 hours. Even if you manage to exhaust the battery in one day you can charge the battery up to 50% in 30 minutes. Sometimes it is difficult to actually perceive ...

Liquid Retina Display for Dummies

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It is very easy to get quickly confused about screen technology being used in the latest iPhone or other smart phones. For example the industry has been focusing a lot on OLED technology and its use in mobile phones. This allows for high quality images on screen but also offers improved efficiency with reduced power consumption. So why have Apple resorted to using old technology like LCD? The truth is that although LCD is older that doesn’t automatically mean it is inferior. Simply put OLED and LCD are two different technologies trying to achieve the same thing. They have their ...

Cyber Security and the month of October

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Cyber security and October are not words that usually appear in the same sentence. October is the month when the transition from autumn to winter is well underway. Yet, October has a special place in the Cyber security calendar. It is the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month during October. So what exactly does that mean? There are several events and activities throughout the month designed to inform, educate and update key stakeholders in the industry. The Internet Society is a global non-profit organisation that promotes the safe use of the internet. They have developed an initiative called the Online Trust Alliance. ...
Pronet VIP

Pronet VIP

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Dark glasses, Wigs and Painted Moustaches It’s interesting when celebrities and sports stars admit to the unusual lengths they have taken at times to disguise themselves from the public eye for a slice of privacy, and who could blame them? Having the admiration of the nation is one thing but having it encroach on every aspect of your life must be hard to deal with. We can only imagine what that is like. Some go for the simplest methods available; a glued-on moustache and a pair of glasses and it seems as if just about every VIP has tried it ...
Diamond Numbers

Diamond Numbers

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Numbers Matter in Business For any of you with a business you will understand that numbers truly matter if it’s going to be a success. Outgoing costs and income all have to be carefully calculated along with the profit. But did you know that there is another important number that should be carefully calculated? It’s your company’s phone numbers. You might ask; why would that matter and how would I get a calculated number even if I wanted one? Why Diamond Numbers Truly Matter Pronet VIP gives your business access to a diamond number. The word ‘Diamond’ will always conjure ...

Tariffs

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Will Tariffs Take a Hike? Although there is an appetite for technology detoxing at the moment, if we are honest most of us will always need telecommunications for our everyday business. Even when we go on holiday the vast majority will have our mobiles join us through every step of our journey. This is why as a nation we are interested in international charges. If we have a business that operates worldwide then the subject becomes even more noteworthy. With Brexit looming ahead, some are understandably anxious about how leaving the EU will affect mobile tariffs. The good news is ...
Gorilla Glass

What’s So Good about being like a Gorilla?

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If someone told you that you were like a Gorilla how would you feel? If someone told you that you displayed extraordinary strength how would you feel? No doubt you would feel happier if you got told the latter, but did you know the two are the same? They are in the tech world anyway! Have you ever heard of Gorilla glass? For those of us prone to dropping things this is a must for your mobile phone. Corning developed and manufactures the brand, Gorilla Glass. What is so special about it? It is scientifically developed to be damage resistant, ...
Apple

Apple Finds Sweet Success

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Apple has found a juicy sweet spot in history when the company market valued in at a whopping $1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion dollars) this month. It is the first US Company to do this. Innovative, top quality designs along with brilliant business minds have steered the Apple Company through tumultuous economic storms and not only survived but thrived! Apple has certainly carved its brand not only into history but into our very society. Apple’s high-end products are proving their worth. What Does a Trillion Dollars Look Like? How would you feel if you got told you looked like a trillion dollars? ...
Unihertz Atom Smartphone

Unihertz Atom Smartphone

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Are you a weekend warrior? If, in the first place, you are wondering what this question means, then your answer is likely to be no. It is not the sort of weekend warrior who dresses up as a knight and re-enacts the battle of Hastings. No, we are referring to the adventurous weekender who after a challenging week at the office seeks hard excitement and fun on the weekend. This could be free style rock climbing on the mountains, it could be dirt biking, orienteering and survival training, skiing or pot holing in the caves of Scotland and Wales. Yes, ...