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Fridays at UKFast – 31st Jan

31.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Today is the last day of January, which means we’ve officially left Christmas (and hopefully our Christmas debt) firmly behind! We’ve also had an eCloud intro, how to protect your data, domain name news, the buzz about bitcoins and how to win at passwords. Here’s what else has been going on this week, as well as a tip to make your social media more enjoyable. Have a good one! Google Motor-olas away from Mobility One of the biggest stories in tech this week has been the massive loss that Google made on Motorola Mobility. They bought the mobile manufacturer for…

We’re Up For Two City of Manchester Business Awards… Again!

31.1.2014 by Alice Cullen

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted once again for two awards at the City of Manchester Business Awards. The awards, which celebrate all things Manchester, have a special resonance for us and our mission to see Manchester recognised as the…

11 Ways to Win at Passwords

30.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

We’ve all had those mornings; desperately calling IT while beating ourselves with a stack of post-its in the hope of dislodging an elusive login. Trying to remember passwords is a job in itself, and everything from your Facebook to your…

Trending Tech: Coinye West and the Buzz About Bitcoins

29.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

You might’ve heard the term ‘Bitcoin’ popping up across the internet a lot over the last few months, and to be honest, it’s all become a little confusing (especially since Kanye got involved). So, we decided to do a bit…

The Big Domain Crackdown – Keep your domain details up to date

28.1.2014 by Alice Cullen

For many years you could register domains by providing very little or inaccurate information about the end user registering it. Now, years down the line, we can look back and see the problems this has caused. Which is why ICANN…

How to Protect Your Data Like a Pro

28.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Some days of observance are pretty well known - for example, Remembrance Day, World Poetry day and International Talk like a Pirate Day (which maybe isn’t as famous but arguably should be). But there are also days that may not get as…

5 Reasons You Should Have Your Head (And Business) In The Cloud

28.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

We often get fed up with all the clouds in the UK, so it’s easy to see why people would be wary of moving their business to one; no one wants it to rain in real life, and no one…

Fridays at UKFast – 24th Jan

24.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

It’s been a great week in the world of tech – we’ve survived Blue Monday, heard about new domain name rules, seen some potentially game-changing tech from Tactus, and had the latest on cybercrime prevention too. It’s nearly the weekend, so…

Maths Is Having A Surprise Party (And You’re Invited)

23.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Surprises can be great (think surprise fiver in last winter’s coat), and they can also be absolutely awful (think surprise pie in the face)! As anyone who’s ever thrown a pie in someone’s face knows, (or, er, so we hear…)…

Getting In Touch With Tactus

22.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

When it comes to our device screens, we have some hard choices to make. Touchscreens often end in nonsensical texts, and us insisting we weren’t drunk at the time (autocorrect also has a lot to answer for in this department);…