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Inside an Active Volcano with Google Street View

Google Street View has recently expanded to an extreme new location: the inside of an active volcano.

The 360-degree mapping service from Google announced in a blog post on Wednesday that it has launched an update that includes the island of Ambryn, part of a remote archipelago of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Users can explore […]

What is 5G and when will it launch?

Mobile data use has rocketed over the past five years – increasing 74 per cent alone in 2015 – taking the overall global figure to around 3.7 exabytes per month.

Underpinning this explosion is the growth of streaming services and people’s growing use of apps – all underwritten by the expectation of having a high-speed data […]

Award Winning Stonegate IT in take-over of Tech Evolution & Acorn Networks

We are pleased to announce that Stonegate Technologies LLP have recently purchased local Bramhall based Tech Evolution as well as Acorn Networks based in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, in a move to strengthen the group and to increase the reach of their client network nationwide.

With a diverse portfolio of clients that includes Legal Firms, […]

Hackers won’t stop hijacking local US radio stations to play ‘F**k Donald Trump’ rap

A strange new hacking phenomenon is gripping small community radio stations across America, as multiple reports suggest tricksters keep hijacking the airwaves to play a profanity-ridden rap song that repeats the phrase “F**k Donald Trump.”

The latest victim was South Carolina’s ‘Sunny 1.07.9 WFBS’, which was targeted on 30 January by the unknown hackers. Lead broadcasters […]

12 Things You Need to Know About Driverless Cars

From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the last car you buy. Over the next decade, accelerating autonomous driving technology, including advances in artificial intelligence, sensors, cameras, radar and data analytics, are set […]

Piracy WARNING notices as internet providers crack down on illegal downloads

UK ISPs will be starting to send out “educational letters” to their customers that have been identified as downloading copyright material from the internet without paying for it.

As part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on piracy, BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, and Sky have agreed to send the missives, which will be emailed […]

Christmas Opening Times

We will operating with reduced hours over the Christmas and new year period but will be providing out of hours cover for any critical IT issues.

Our hours of business will be: 

Friday, 23rd December – 8:30am – 3:00pm

 Monday, 26th December – Closed

 Tuesday, 27th December – Closed

 Wednesday, 28th December – Closed

 Thursday, 29th December – Closed

 Friday, 30th […]

Insurers handling ‘hundreds’ of breach claims

Insurance claims for data breaches are being made at a rate of more than one a day, figures from CFC Underwriting suggest.

CFC Underwriting have claimed that in 2016 it had handled more than 400 claims on cyber-breach policies it had issued.

It claimed that the majority of attacks that were being claimed for were privacy breaches […]

Ransomware Phishing Attack That Presents as a Job Application with PDF & Excel Attachments

We are advising all of our customers and partners to be aware of one of the most serious strains of ransomware that is currently doing the rounds. Named Goldeneye, it encrypts the workstation twice; both the files and the Master File Table (MFT).

The email presents as a Job Application with two attachments. One is a PDF […]

And The Winner Is….

So this time last week we had our party frocks at the ready for a night at the Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2016.  And what a night we had…

Mixing with some of the best business in Manchester, the awards ceremony took place at the Mecure Hotel at Piccadilly with the after party at Manchester […]