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The "Investigatory Powers Act 2016" (or "Snooper's Charter") has just received royal ascent and is therefore now officially law.

The most notable part of this bill is that your internet service provider (ISP) will be required to retain a list of every website you've visited in the last year on an ongoing basis. The police will not require a warrant to obtain this information.

Google have recently announced that the new version of Android will continue their confectionary product names and will be referred to as "Marshmallow". However, despite that fact that the vast majority of mobile devices run Android, only a tiny percentage of these will ever see this update. We take an in depth look at this issue and what can be done about it.

Windows 10 has now been available for a month. While everyone at 3aIT uses Windows to some degree, I am the only one that uses it all the time - both at work and at home.  I've been trying out Windows 10 for the best part of that month, and thought it might be useful to provide a first-hand overview of some of the changes that you will find if and when you take the plunge and install the latest version of Microsoft's OS.

Cloud-based file storage services such as iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive offer a very easy way to make your important files available to you from wherever you wish to access them. Whether you’re using a desktop machine in your office, a phone at home, or a laptop on the other side of the world, your files are always available to you.

A lot of people wouldn’t be able to tell you what internet browser they use despite the fact that they spend huge amounts of each day using it. Some may not even be aware what exactly a browser is (it’s the thing you click on to get onto the internet). Historically, there were big differences between the various web browsers, and distinct reasons to pick one over the other.

It is no secret and it is widely known that Microsoft will finally end support for Windows XP on 8th April 2014, so if you have not yet made plans to move off the 12 year old operating system - time is very much of the essence.

Bit of a different blog this time. One area that we sort of work at the fringes of when we make our websites is SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Our responsibilities typically begin and end at creating a well-coded template that gives users the tools to add content to their websites without having to worry about the technical side of things.

However, one thing that keeps coming up is customers wondering what they can do to make their website more visible. This is where SEO enters, but not necessarily where all the answers lie...

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