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WOW Weekly – TalkTalk Trouble, Ubuntu Turns 11

Hacker at a computer - TalkTalk Hacked

Welcome to WOW Weekly.TalkTalk made big news last week when a massive cyber attack compromised the details of all it’s customers. TalkTalk have since announced the attack wasn’t as bad as first feared but will this be enough for the customers that want out! From Warty Warthog to Wily Werewolf Ubuntu is 11 years old! First released in 2004 the open source Linux distribution has gracefully transformed into the modern operating system we see today.

Infographic – State of Piracy Security Report

Infographic on the state of piracy

Arxan and iThreat Cyber Group have published The Application Security report detailing how the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material (piracy) on the web is growing rapidly. Over 1000 sites have been analyzed over the past 3.5 years are part of the dark web which is not indexed by standard search engines. 50 are in the business of distributing pirated releases.

Review – Sleep Cycle iPhone App

I Love Sleep Image

Over the years smartphones are more sophisticated and so too are the apps that you can purchase for them. Having had a pretty tough time lately, sleep was one of the things that was affected in a big way. Having barely slept in January and struggling to get back into a pattern of having several hours sleep in one go, waking up groggy and disinterested in life as a result. In the beginning of March I decided to buy an iPhone app to monitor my sleep (or lack of), something that I would say I was quite pessimistic about to start with but would the app have any effect?

The Weird and the Wonderful Smartphone Docking Stations

Speakal iCrystal Speak Dock with two speakers

If you have recently been thinking “Should I really sell my mobile?” maybe you should look at some weird and wonderful docking stations to bring out the best in your smartphone. From the crazy to the downright bizarre, docking stations can provide crystal clear sound and some quirky design to your office or home. Whatever your style and budget, there is sure to be a docking station for you on the market. Here are just a few models which can add some style and intrigue to a room.

Low Cost iPhone is at Apple’s Charts – Product Rumors Are In The Air!

iPhone 5

iPhone fans can get a low cost device now, as Apple is going to launch that sooner. Some say the low cost Smartphone would be either fully plastic body, or a combo of metal and plastic. It would be a downgrade from the previous metal or glass design, sources revealed at DigiTimes.
DigiTimes said without mentioning the supply chain sources that the main purpose of using plastic body in the device is to cut the manufacturing cost of the phone. However, some other sources revealed that the phone would have a mixture of plastic and metal, with internal parts visible from outside.

Why I Would Choose Android over iPhone OS

Android Logo

Back in January I renewed my mobile contract and got a HTC Desire HD smartphone with the android operating system. I love everything about it apart from the slightly poor battery life which is probably not helped with my Wifi being constantly on but hey I spend all my spare time on my computer so I can quickly charge it up. I do like Apple products but there is one thing that Android does better.