We asked some of the BHL team to share with us their top tech tips, so here's what they came up with...
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Samsung have not had a good few weeks. This stems from a couple of concerns with its range of Smart TVs. You may have seen some of the various sensational headlines floating around the web claiming “Samsung are Spying on You!” and “Samsung Smart TV policy allows company to listen in on users”. As well as being utterly terrifying, it’s not actually completely true…
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas last week, giving us all the chance to see which direction commercial technology is likely to head over the next 12 months. The size of companies and quality of products exhibited varies greatly at CES, but there are always pleasant surprises and technologies to get excited about. This year, it was one of the largest, most prominent tech companies which provided the talking points in our office.
When Satya Nadella took the reins as CEO of Microsoft there was much speculation about just how the company would evolve under him, and now, as we steadily approach a year of Nadella’s stewardship, we are getting a clearer picture about the direction that Microsoft are heading in.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC14) took place last night and while some of the predictions were a little wide of the mark, there were some announcements that came as little surprise.
On 19th April this year, people all over the world were queuing up outside independent record shops from the early hours of the morning to get their hands on a variety of Vinyl, CDs and cassette tapes in aid of Record Store Day. If you haven’t heard of Record Store Day before, this annual global event sees bands and artists release limited edition recordings on physical media with the promise that they are exclusive and will not be released anywhere else. The idea is that by releasing these rare tracks, it will encourage people to shop in these little independent stores and help to boost their sales which have suffered at the hands of digital media.
When the Lightning connector was released by Apple back in 2012 there were many cynics, critical of the reasons for changing their uniform charging/transfer cable. After Apple boasted about the fact that all of their products were interconnected and standardised, they introduced the Lightning connector, discontinuing the previous 30 pin connector and dividing their product line. While this is something of an outdated issue, the real motives for altering their connection ports may finally be coming to light.