Ian Calvert

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WhatsApp introduces Status function – here’s how to use the Snapchat Stories-style feature

WHATSAPP has introduced a new feature lets people edit and send self-destructing photos and videos to their contact list.The ‘Status’ feature means …

Snapchat

Mayors will get powers to raise business rate bills by 8%

Mayors in England’s largest cities will be able to impose the increases on top of existing bills under the Local Government Finance Bill, which is …

Users across Britain report problems with Facebook

The majority of reports originated in the UK and Europe, although others reported issues in Australia. Problems with the site began at 9am GMT (4am …

Microsoft Bookings​

London Mayor could ban cars from capital to cut pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan could implement a car ban in the capital on certain days to cut air pollution.<p>Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday programme, …

London Mayor

Disney’s aluminum room charges your phone, no wires required

In a paper published to scientific journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> titled “Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer,” three authors detail …

Aluminum

Twitter is 'ghost' deleting tweets it deems to be offensive without informing users

• Tweets that have been ghost deleted still appear on feeds but not in public<br>• Twitter user John Sweeney noticed his tweet was no longer gaining …

RBS shares soar after Williams & Glyn sale halted

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland soared on Monday after the Government slammed the brakes on the bank's sale of Williams & Glyn (W&G).

Markets

Amazon to create over 5,000 jobs in Britain in 2017

Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country …

United Kingdom

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Pokémon Go update offers catch bonuses, making it easier to catch rarer creatures

An update to Pokémon Go means that you now get rewarded for collecting medals, providing ‘catch bonuses’ for certain types of Pokémon that make it easier to catch rarer ones. As <i>Eurogamer</i> explains it:<p>For example, earning the bronze Kindler medal – by catching 10 Fire Pokémon – will increase your …

Pokémon

Lloyds Banking Group drops over 1,000 jobs

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting over 1,000 jobs as part of its previously announced three-year strategy.<p>Although the bank is culling 1,340 positions …

Amazon said to be planning physical convenience stores for grocery goods

Amazon’s looking to launch convenience stores to sell perishable goods like products, milk and meat, as well as offering drive-in pick-up locations for grocery orders, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The plan would expand Amazon’s grocery reach beyond just Amazon Fresh, …

Sainsbury's plans Argos outlets in every store

Coupe yesterday unveiled a new branch in Battersea, which dedicated 9,500 sq ft to Sainsbury's Tu clothing brand. There was also a sushi counter, …

BT's Ryan Reynolds ad banned for 'misleading' broadband claims

In "Fast just got faster", created by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Reynolds dramatically stunt-rolls out of a car before walking through a glass door …

Credit card with fraud-busting display

<b>A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud.</b><p>Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards "in the hands" of consumers in France by the end of the …

Credit Cards

Microsoft is about to announce something big

Microsoft is about to make our fall a little more interesting.<p>The company on Friday sent out invites to press for a New York City product showcase on Oct. 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET, one that should illustrate the next wave of Windows innovation.<p>A year ago, Microsoft shocked the tech-watching public with …

Microsoft

A wave of tech consolidation will drive the next leg of the bull market

Even if you can’t quite squeeze the prospectus into a 140 characters, it is now clear that Twitter is up for sale, with Disney and Google touted as possible buyers. There are rumours swirling of a possible take-over of Netflix. A mega-deal between Amazon and e-Bay has been reported as under …

The future of 4G: How EE is using drones, satellites and lighthouses to connect the UK

EE wants to speed up mobile network repairs by delivering equipment using drones to fly beyond the line of sight.<p>UK mobile operator EE is calling on …

Prepaid card users will finally be protected from fraud and crazy fees

If you’ve been out of touch with the FinTech market recently you may have missed how popular prepaid cards have become. This is especially true when it comes to “open-loop” cards, which are prepaid cards powered by a processor like Visa or MasterCard that can be used anywhere a credit or debit card …

City law firm locks staff out of their computers if they don't do enough work

Solicitors at a top City law firm who fail to clock up seven hours a day of work will be locked out of their computers under a tough “name and shame” …

Dubai Wants All Government Documents on Blockchain By 2020

The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has announced plans to move all of its government documents to a blockchain by 2020.Source

Dubai

EE retakes 4G speed crown from Three, London best (but slowest) 4G coverage

The UK's 4G networks are beginning to deliver faster download speeds, but coverage across most of the country remains patchy, consumer group Which? …

WhatsApp's drawing tools signal fundamental shift in messaging

The most updated version allows users to take photos through WhatsApp as usual, then embellish them with emoji, graffiti and text.<p>WhatsApp always …

A tough sell: why Facebook's e-commerce dream failed to take flight

The social network has never become the online shopping emporium once predicted. Will its most ambitious strategy yet change all that?<p>Technology has been good to 1-800-Flowers. The company has long pioneered new ways of retailing, a toll-free number, direct sales via the internet. So when, in 2009, …

Want a flat-sided iPhone 7? All you need is a circular saw and a belt-sander …

With the iPhone 7 not looking radically different to its two predecessors, one YouTuber decided to take matters into his own hands and carry out a DIY redesign. Apparently fearless, PeripateticPandas dismantles the phone and then takes both a circular saw and a belt-sander to the casing.<p>You might …

Circular Saw

Free Source Code Hacks IoT Devices to Build DDoS Army

Free Source Code Hacks IoT Devices to Build DDoS Army But Code Release Offers No Free Lunch for Cybercrime Script Kiddies Mathew J. Schwartz …

Facebook launching Marketplace in iOS app, facilitating easier private buying & selling

Facebook has long been a convenient place to sell unwanted items, but the audience for your sales has so far been limited to your friends and followers. With the addition of a Marketplace feature on mobile, Facebook allows you to expand your audience to everyone in your local community.<p>Facebook is …

Facebook

The 4G Mobile Revolution, book review: A CEO's guide to business-building

This book describes the dynamics of change as Orange and T-Mobile merged to form EE, and set about introducing the 4G mobile network. A worthwhile …

Watch Google's live stream

Best on EE<p>Choose one of our top phones to get the best out of our network, including 4G Calling, WiFi Calling, and our fastest 4G speeds.<p>Biggest 4G …