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The iPhone and ‘planned obsolescence’

Apple last week published a letter to customers in which it apologised for the 'misunderstanding' generated around the slowdown of the iPhone and offered discounts for users who want to change the battery of their phone.  It is the revelation that is marking Apple's year-end and was revealed by a 17-year-old Tennessee High School student. … Continue reading The iPhone and ‘planned obsolescence’

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Technology allows Mona Lisa to Smile

This post was sourced from El Pais and translated into English An algorithm developed by researchers from the University of Tel Aviv gives life to static images. Researchers wanted to solve a fundamental visual problem that computers have when animating facial gestures so that they look realistic. The researchers from the University of Tel Aviv … Continue reading Technology allows Mona Lisa to Smile

IMAP and POP – POP is bad. IMAP is good?

Recently I was presented with the challenge of trying to explain the difference between IMAP and POP email to a client. Over the last couple of days, I have been assisting a customer in the set-up of a web email address that is linked to their website address (i.e. info@website-example.com). This can be a confusing … Continue reading IMAP and POP – POP is bad. IMAP is good?

Speed Test – OOKLA

I tested my broadband access speed this morning  with Speedtest and it is 113.43Mb/s. I have an -A grade of 83% which means that 17% of internet service in Australia are better. However the Global Grade is B (66%) meaning that 34% of international services are better. According to the SMH, Hong Kong, Indonesia and … Continue reading Speed Test – OOKLA

What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?

Although augmented reality and virtual reality seem similar terms, they represent both entirely different technologies. Both technologies have advanced in leaps and bounds and most likely will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality Augmented reality is intended to take the reality that we observe and add to it … Continue reading What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?