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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update

Whether you’re B2B or B2C, big or small, in the EU or outside the EU you’ve probably heard about the EU’s new regulation coming into force on the 25th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s a new set of laws aimed at enhancing the protection of EU citizens’ personal data and increasing the obligations of organisations […]

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Uber London loses licence to operate

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence. It said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”. Confirming it would appeal against the decision, Uber said it […]

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WannaCry Ransomware Hits Hospitals & Airports

WannaCry is the ransomware which has quickly spread across NHS workers computer systems. This happened Friday afternoon into Friday evening. With NHS workers unable to access computer systems and patient records, many have had to divert patients to other hospitals. NHS Digital have said: “it doesn’t appear that the attack has compromised any patient data” however with wide spread system […]

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NHS England has been hit by major ransomware attack

The NHS hack is said to be “creeping” across the country and has so far hit 16 NHS trusts, with NHS staff and health journalists tweeting images of the ransomware. So far, hospitals in the north, south west of England and the south are said to have been hit following a supposed hack on Friday afternoon. Further reports said GPs […]

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, will visit Leicester this week.

A Royal visitor will be coming to the city and county on Wednesday. The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, will meet youngsters taking part in his Prince’s Trust programmes, learn about the ongoing work between the Army and ethnic minority communities in Leicester and visit a railway restoration programme. Prince Charles will also meet teenagers taking part in Achieve and […]

A simple checklist to prep for the Google mobile-first index

Google’s mobile-first index will represent an opportunity Hopefully, all of you learned from “Mobilegeddon” in 2015 and “Mobilegeddon 2” in 2016 that the updates Google makes to improve the smartphone user experience for the majority of Google searchers are not the end of the world. Not even close, in fact. Still, I have seen a lot of articles focused on this […]

The Virtual Nurse skill for Amazon Echo which might just save your life

After many months of ongoing development and testing, Our mobile app development team here at Lowaire Digital based in Leicestershire, have officially submitted our first skill for Amazon Echo. The voice app gives the voice-powered home appliance a new “skill”, it will allow the device to give life saving CPR advice to the end user. With Virtual Nurse it’s just the first step in a plan to […]

Check out Amazon’s plans for drone-distributing airborne warehouses

Earlier this month, Amazon celebrated the first successful drone delivery made by its Prime Air service.But that’s just the beginning of Amazon’s aerial assault into our homes, if a recently unearthed patent filing is to be believed. A possible endgame for the drone delivery agenda: The use of roving “airborne fulfillment centers” (AFCs) to make Prime deliveries.That’s right. Giant, possibly autonomous motherships full of your favorite […]

Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

Google’s Map Maker has often received bad press due to the amount of spam that originates from users of the product. In May of 2015, Map Maker was actually shut down to help prevent disasters like this one. So Google’s announcement that they’re shutting down Map Maker entirely in March of 2017 made a lot of people really happy. It’s the end of spam, right? We should all be […]

Google Maps now finally tells you when a business is wheelchair accessible

Google Maps just made life a little easier for wheelchair users looking for accessible locations. People with disabilities and those who use mobility aids can now click on various storefronts and other public places within the mobile app, and it will say whether the locations have accessible entrances. The information is listed under the “Amenities” section for each business. A […]