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'12 Scams of Christmas' revealed by McAfee

McAfee has revealed the 12 online scams it believes to be most common over the festive period.<p>Online security firm McAfee has warned that Black Friday and Cyber Monday present a huge opportunity for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of consumers with clever festive-themed scams.<p>With more and …

Identity Theft

#iPadOnly. The First Real Post-PC Book [iPad Version]

• <b>Author:</b> Augusto Pinaud & Michael Sliwinski<p>This book is a result of our experience of using iPads as our main machines for over a year now. We believe this to be the first real post-PC book. We show how we use our iPads to work, play and everything in between... and how much fun we have in the …

To Mini Or To Air, That Is The iPad Question

Pop quiz, hot shot. You walk into an Apple Store to buy the new iPad. But there are two new iPads. The iPad Air and the new iPad mini. You can only buy one. What do you do? What — do — you — do?<p>The new retina iPad mini is great. It’s everything you loved about the first iPad mini, but upgraded in …

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 with HDR thrills - Pocket-lint

Although the PS4 Pro gets most of the attention these days, with its 4K visuals, the slimmer, standard PlayStation 4 is a great starting point for …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony's Video and Music Entertainment chief wants the PS4 to be your everything

The reviews are out, and the PlayStation 4 is, in fact, much of what we'd hoped it'd be: a fabulous gaming machine with a social personality. It has lived up to it's next-gen label, thus far. But there's another aspect to the PS4 that may prove to be equally as important to the console's long-term …

All Hell Let Loose

• <b>Author:</b> Max Hastings<p>Recommended for viewing on a tablet.<p>From one of our finest historians, a magisterial account of the most terrible event in history – World War II.<p>The horror of World War II touched the lives of millions across the globe. Few could find the words to describe it, only that the …

Timeline of World History

• <b>Author:</b> Gordon Kerr<p>A fascinating chronological guide to all the key events and people who have helped shape the world today.<p>From the Big Bang through the rise and fall of the greatest empires to the great technological achievements of modern times, this book will help readers view our collective …

100 Facts Kings & Queens

• <b>Author:</b> Miles Kelly<p>The fantastically successful 100 Facts series takes an in-depth look at British kings and queens across the ages, especially perfect for learning more about the history of our Monarch's before the Diamond Jubilee!<p>Discover why Boudicca was known as the warrior queen, and how she …

World War Two: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>Lasting six years and a day, the Second World War saw the lives of millions – soldiers and civilians, young and old – changed forever. During the conflict, a thousand people died for each and every hour it lasted. With …

Hitler: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the twentieth century? Where did the seeds of his rabid anti-Semitism lie? How did a marginalized loner become such a moving force in …

The Diary of a RAF Lancaster Bomber

• <b>Author:</b> Les Joy<p>My name is Leslie Joy (Les to my friends), and I was born on the 16th March 1923 in Bradford, Yorkshire. This is my true story of how at the age of 19 I joined the RAF, fell in love with a Tiger Moth, got my wings and flew as a Lancaster Bomber pilot in World War II, and survived – …

1066: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Kaye Jones<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle …

A Night to Remember

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Lavery and Others<p>'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - <b>Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President</b><p>On April 15th, 1912, <i>Titanic</i>, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding …

Great Escapes of World War II

• <b>Author:</b> Freya Hardy<p>Great Escapes of World War II<br>Tom Dick and Harry to Stalag to Colditz<p>Contents <br>Introduction; The Laufen Six; Slawomir Rawicz: Hero or Hoaxer?; Airey Neave and Norman Forbes Escape from Thorn; Dulag Luft Tunnel; The Colditz Canteen Tunnel; The Theatre Bust: Airey Neave and Anthony …

Tudors

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Ackroyd<p>Following on from <i>Foundation</i>, <i>Tudors</i> is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England.<p>Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, <i>Tudors</i> recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. …

JFK: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Sinead FitzGibbon<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s youngest President, was assassinated barely one thousand days into his Presidency. In the fiftieth anniversary of his death, this is the story of the man who brought an aspirational new …

Titanic: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Sinead FitzGibbon<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or since has a maritime disaster in a time of peace had such an impact.<p>…

The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today - Pocket-lint

So you're looking for the best new tablet to buy? Or you rather like the thought of a 2-in-1 tablet-PC convertible? You've come to the right …

Gear & Gadgets

Gmail For iOS Updated, iPad Gets New Features

Google has released a new version of Gmail for iOS, the latest version comes with some visual improvements for the iPhone and iPad and has been …

European Regulators Approve In Flight 3G And 4G Data Services

Yesterday we heard that the European regulators will allow you to use your electronic gadgets during take off and landing on European flights, this …

Daily Roundup: Retina iPad mini and Galaxy NX camera reviews, Google Play music for iOS and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Apple releases iOS 7.1 to developers for beta testing, shouldn't be long until mass release - Pocket-lint

Apple has released the next major version of iOS - iOS 7.1 - to developers who belong to the company's developer programme. According to release …

Beta Testing

Sky Go boosts its TV lineup with 14 new channels

Sky's mission to boost its roster of mobile TV content has today seen it add no fewer than 14 new entertainment channels to its Sky Go streaming service. Available on iOS and a number of Android devices, Sky Go now counts a total of 57 channels after Comedy Central, MTV, Dave, Watch, Gold, …

Diary.com ‘Growing Like A Weed’ After Switch To Privacy Controls And $1.2M Funding

Recently we’ve seen the rise of a new wave of startups that give far more control back to users. They have avoided the public nature of Twitter and the – sometimes toxic – vagueness of Facebook which has happily moved from a private network to one where, frankly, you’re never quite sure what is …