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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 31st Oct

31.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Happy Halloween everyone! Not only is it the one day of the year when people are laughing with instead of at my face, it’s also Friday – so that’s cause for spooktacular celebrations! First up though, we’ve had news of a broadband tax, smart highways, an app to help your friends, and some top tips from cyber security month! Now, time to have a rest (in peace), and enjoy the best of the rest! FAD (Facebook after death) What happens to social media (and its data) when someone passes away is something we’re having to start thinking about bigtime –…

Say Goodbye To Cyber Security Month And Hello To The Rest Of Your Life

30.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Tomorrow is the last day of cyber security month, and the first day of good cyber security practices fo’ life. We’ve had a fair few big breaches hit the headlines recently, and many more that are sure to have gone…

KEEPING WHAT’S IMPORTANT ON YOUR RADAR

29.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

When it comes to the happiness of friends and family, it’s hard not to worry; and I worry all the time. My sisters get pretty sick of me constantly texting them, “Are you OK/still alive??” (although this is often just…

Smart Highways Illuminating Cycle Safety

28.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

I’ve never been good at cycling – I’ve got almost no balance, terrible awareness, and the reflexes of a teaspoon. Apparently though, lots of people who aren’t blessed with terrible motor skills love to cycle; but it can be pretty…

A Taxing Way To Control The Internet

27.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Some of the world’s most famous protests may be against war, or for women’s rights; this most recent one is for the sake of digital freedom. Thousands have taken to the streets of Hungary to protest against a proposed broadband…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 24th Oct

24.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Don’t want to excite you or anything but IT’S FRIDAY! In between celebrating, why not catch up on all the tech things, starting with stronger trolling laws, the future of wearables, a domain name breakdown, and the new tech hub…

Northerners, Unite

23.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

The North is home to Yorkshire puddings, the Arctic Monkeys, and now - following Nick Clegg’s announcement this morning – TechNorth, a new hub for digital innovation. As part of the initiative, they’re huddling Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool…

Back To Basics: Domain Names

22.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

You’ve decided to let the world know about your business/GSOH/love of cats doing hilarious things (how do those little rascals play a keyboard without opposable thumbs??). To do this you need a website, and then for your future adoring fans…

YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR – IS THERE A FUTURE IN WEARABLE TECH?

21.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

Not sure if you're a-wear, but wearable tech has been tipped to be the next big thing... a claim which has been made every year for the last three years or so. At the Mobile Monday event last week, industry…

Con”troll”ing Online Bullying

20.10.2014 by Katherine Kelly

When we were younger, trolls lurked under bridges in books and stories; unfortunately though we didn’t leave them behind, as modern day trolls – lurking under the bridges of the internet - are very real, and actually kinda terrifying. As…