Poodle attack – a reason not to use Internet Explorer 6

Google has alerted the public about the ‘Poodle’ attack. This does not mean Poodle dogs across the globe have gone on attack mode, this alert rather refers to a security problem detected on web encryptian technology. This is the third problem Google has detected within this year; the first being ‘Heartbleed’, then ‘Shellshock’, and now ‘Poodle’! Here is what you need to know about this problem and what solutions there are.

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What’s in an iPhone 6

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Loyal iPhone supporters will be excited to hear about the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which is expected in South Africa sometime in November. In the meantime, we take a look at what is to be expected with the new device.

 

Features to look forward to

The most noticeable feature change is the new design. With the iPhone 6 being 4.7-inch big and the iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5-inch (bordering on the line of a phablet). The square edges have been curved, it’s thinner by 0.7mm, and has switched the power button to be on the right hand side with the volume keys on the left.

 

The iPhone 6 boasts more power than before with an A8, 64-bit second generation processor and M8 motion coprocessor. The A8 energy chip alone is expected to be much more energy efficient. With it being more energy efficient, we are hoping it also has a longer battery life. Which it is said to be able to run 250 hours on standby!

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Concerns

Being a very visual generation of smartphone users, perhaps apple should have increased the mega-pixels instead of sticking with 8MP. With this in mind there are some features within the camera that are worth mentioning, one of which is, the new Apple-design image signal processor built into the iPhone 6 to ensure it handles images better. There are added extras like ‘Metal’ which helps give the viewer a more enhanced and detailed graphic.

 

Is the price worth it? The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is expected to be somewhat costly for the South African consumers. Will the new features and bigger screen be enough to convince consumers the price is worth it?

 

Now that you have a few things to consider when next smartphone shopping, you can really consider what the iPhone brings to the smartphone playground and see what best suits your lifestyle and technology needs.

 

 Sources:

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/iphone-6-release-date-news-and-rumours-1099865#null

http://www.applenews.co.za/blog/apple-announce-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus

 

Would you pay for Facebook?

There is a rumour going around… Facebook is going to start charging users $2.99 monthly from 1 November. Before you start having a panic attack, be rest assured at this present moment, these rumours are just rumours.

 

If Facebook was to announce something like this, they would write something on their official blog or share the information with reliable tech and news websites, namely; Mashable, TechCrunch, Digital trends and Huffington Post.

 

Before you get upset with the news and decide to further spread the links doing their rounds on Facebook, be sure to check where the ‘news’ comes from.

Refresh your business appearance online

In the spirit of spring, we want to help you refresh your online appearance and make sure you put forward the best first impression. It’s not difficult to accumulate a lot of insignificant content on your website or social networks. With this in mind, we will help you create a better environment for your users, as well as a better reflection of your business online. Here are a few tricks of the trade to find out what your online presence is looking like and how you can sift through your content to refresh and create a new online presence.

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