Apple Reveals New Emojis for World Emoji Day 2019 ⭐🎉

Apple has shown its new emoji collection for 2019 for the first time, in celebration of World Emoji Day. Approved earlier this year by the Unicode Consortium, the 2019 updates include a number of popular additions such as a flamingo, waffle, and sari. In keeping with the focus on greater human representation within the emoji set, this year also sees people in wheelchairs, with a cane, or...
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The ICO has published updated guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies

On 3 July 2019, the ICO published its updated guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies. This came shortly after it updated the cookie consent collection mechanism on its own website. Much of the guidance is unsurprising and reflects what companies already do in practice. However, other parts of the guidance are likely to require many organisations to make changes to their current...
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A fun and successful day at the Southwest Business Expo

At the last minute, well, a week before the event, we decided to exhibit at the Southwest Business Expo at the Steam Museum, Swindon. The event was a great success, we spoke with a whole host of different people representing a diverse range of businesses in Wiltshire and further afield. This was the first event we've exhibited at and although I took way too much promotional material with me it...
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We’ll be at stand 105 at the Southwest Business Expo on 4th July, see you there?

We like last minute decisions and so with less than a week to go before the event we've decided that we'll be exhibiting at Southwest Business Expo, Swindon - stand 105, just before you reach the entrance  - and would love to meet you there on the 4th July (this coming Thursday) between 10am and 3pm at Steam Museum (Steam Museum, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2TA) Date And Time Thu, 4 July 2019...
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Twitter is removing support for precise geotagging – because no one uses it

Twitter is going to stop letting you add a precise geotag to your tweets, because there isn’t enough demand for the feature. In a tweet, the company’s support account said that it was removing the feature “to simplify your Tweeting experience.” However, you’ll still be able to tag the precise location of your photographs, and TechCrunch notes that you’ll also still be able to add...
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Is your website suffering from Mobile-Unfriendliness?

It’s remarkable to see in 2019, but many websites still seem to treat mobile visitors almost as an afterthought. It’s still not uncommon to find a mobile site where items are misaligned, overlapping, formatted strangely or subject to some other oversight from the designer, all of which can signal to a visitor that your company doesn’t take the time to go over little details. It’s worth...
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Here’s what Google’s product ban means for Huawei users

Google has restricted Huawei's access to parts of its Android operating system, casting doubt over the future of the Chinese company's smartphones. Here is a closer look at how the decision could affect Huawei phone users. - What has Google done? The tech giant has confirmed its compliance with an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump last week, which greatly restricted the ability...
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Our very own cat dad has something to say about cat ownership gender stereotypes

News released today by the charity Cats Protection shows that men who like dogs are still seen as more masculine than those who like cats, even though owning either pet requires the same compassionate qualities. The findings came from a survey that asked 2,000 men to assign attributes to a man in two photos – one with a cat and one with a dog. The man with the dog was more likely to be seen...
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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” – Keeping Sites Safer

WordPress 5.1 "Jaco" is now available! Update now to keep your website current, secure, and benefit from the latest feature enhancements. Keeping Your Site Safe WordPress 5.2 gives you even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information...
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Facebook continues it’s fight against “fake news” with more page takedowns

Facebook revealed on Monday that it has removed more pages, groups, and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to.  The takedown at Facebook and Instagram was described as part of an ongoing battle against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" which has blocked numerous fake accounts from around the world."We found two separate,...
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