Tech and Auto

Simple text can now block nuisance mobile calls

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Anyone with a mobile will have been annoyed by calls from spam companies, offering to sort out PPI repayments or wondering if you have ever had a injury at work. Well a new service has just been launched that gives the mobile phone user a simple and easy way to stop nuisance calls by sending a text. Now mobile phone users can register with the (TPS) Telephone Preference Service by sending a text saying “TPS”...

What is the future of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and why?

Brian Lonsdale sheds light on the latest Google initiative AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), and tells TheLondonEconomic.com what it means for website owners.  Brian is an SEO expert dedicated to increasing client's website traffic through major search engines for medium to large businesses in the UK. Visit https://www.smarterdigitalmarketing.co.uk to find out how you can benefit. Accelerated Mobile pages are becoming increasingly popular to reduce frustration for their users. AMP is a collaborative web approach used by the world’s internet giants, to make mobile web...

VW opens futuristic showroom as car market continues to grow

Volkswagen sends clear message to the market with futuristic new showroom Car production in the UK remains on course to hit an all-time record by 2020, after official figures revealed 10.3% more cars were made in the first three months of 2016 compared to last year. As growth in the UK car manufacturing shows no sign of slowing, 443,581 cars were produced up to the end of March, equating to around one UK-built car being manufactured every 16 seconds. Home market...

Lotteries around the world

Lotteries are one of the most common forms of gambling around the world. The appeal is that nearly anyone can play and buy the cheap tickets, for a chance to win life-changing sums of money. Nowadays, there are so many lotteries available to play online, and players don’t have to be restricted to playing their own country’s national lottery. Here is a run-down of some of the main lotteries across the world. "euromillion ballon" (CC BY 2.0) by  tarchamps    EuroMillions The EuroMillions...

How to keep a website safe from hackers

If you’ve got a website, you’re at risk of being hacked – it’s as simple as that.  Many people don't even consider how to keep a website safe from hackers when creating it from the start. Individuals with top tech knowledge have a habit of infiltrating innocent sites and carrying out all kinds of malicious activities from infecting visitors with malware to directing them to dodgy/unlawful sites. Many hackers also break into servers in a bid to steal confidential information and...

Still not sure what Cloud Computing is? See our guide for dummies!

Still not really sure what 'the cloud is'?  We've teamed up with UK IT Support Solutions Company, TSG to give you the lowdown. Although 'the cloud' is pitched as a simple concept, anyone seeking to implement cloud technology within their business soon discovers, there is a lot to learn and just too many choices to make. So what, on the face of it, appears to be pretty simple is actually both complex and dynamic regardless of whether you’re in the market for networking, storage, servers,...

Just How Central are Mobile Devices to Our Life and Work?

According to Google’s Consumer Barometer, the percentage of people in the UK who use a smartphone rose from 51% to 71% from 2012 to 2015. In 2016 that is set to rise to well over 80%. Google’s research shows that smartphones are for more than just keeping in touch – many people (especially young millennials) use them for just about everything: work, shopping, Facebook, watching videos, recording videos, the list goes on… Google estimates that 90% of millennials go online...

The explosion of the Fintech industry: Revolution or evolution?

The media is abuzz with the emergence of Finnish technology companies; and they’re markedly different from the norm. There is no doubt that consumers have been crying out for an alternative to traditional banking practices for a long time now, particularly when it comes to things like high remittance fees and transfers. But are FinTech companies bringing about revolution or evolution?   The Argument for Revolution From peer-to-peer lending, to wealth management, to crowd funding – there is nothing that is...

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