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Website Push Notifications in 2018

Users are becoming increasingly used to receiving push notifications on their mobile device. For instance they might ask their weather app to let them know if bad weather is on the way. One of my favourite uses for such a notification is the Rain Today app which monitors rain radars and alerts me if it is going to rain in the next hour. Such notifications are popular with users because they benefit from the alert and they are extremely popular with the company providing the service because it in...
Wednesday 17th January 2018

Artificial Intelligence Live Chat in 2018

In 2007 Yachting Limited won the best freestyle bot in a Microsoft bot development contest. Our bot allowed a customer to request yacht charter quotes by having a natural conversation with yachtbot using Instant Messenger. Since then it has become increasingly common to see live chat features in the bottom right hand corner of a website. Users love these and happily enter their requests into them so that they can instantly connect with the business that they are trying to communicate with. A...
Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Apple Slow Down Old iPhones

For some time iPhone users have speculated that Apple have been secretly slowing down old iPhones when they release updates for them. Apple have just confirmed that they have indeed been deliberately slow down older iPhone models without telling customers that they are doing so. They say that it is not in order to encourage users with older handsets such as the iPhone 6S to upgrade to their latest handsets though I suspect this is what users will do when they realise that their phone has sud...
Thursday 21st December 2017

Christmas Out of Office Message Security Threats

Christmas is here and you can finally take that well earned break visiting your relatives. If you worked in an office for a larger company then you would put an out of office message on your email but if you work from home should you tell everyone that you are going away? Whilst it is probably not true that thieves steal lists of out of office auto-replies it has often struck me that local opportunistic burglars (and they do exist) or worse (more about that later) might receive an out of off...
Wednesday 20th December 2017

Five Reasons Your Website Needs SSL Encryption

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a technology that keeps internet connections secure. It uses a certificate to encrypt information as it passes over the otherwise insecure internet. You can tell if a website is secured using an SSL certificate because https appears at the start of the address. Historically the majority of websites have not used https because of the perceived cost and difficulty of encrypting traffic but this is changing rapidly. We think you should secure your sit...
Tuesday 12th December 2017

AC75 Class Concept Revealled

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Emirates Team New Zealand have announced their concept for the yacht that will be raced in the 36th America's Cup and in true America's Cup style it looks like it is going to produce another heart in mouth fleet of hyper racers. It was known that the class would return to more traditional monohulls after several events in ever more powerful multihulls but what I was not expecting were asymmetrical foiling boats. The boats get furling code zeroes for the lighter winds (a step towards gettin...
Tuesday 21st November 2017