Archive for June, 2011

Why the web needs HTML 5

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Samantha Amjadali from posted an interesting news piece on HTML 5 yesterday, offering a bit of an insight into what HTML is and what HTML 5 will offer in future.

For those who aren’t so familar with HTML, it is, as described in the article as “hypertext markup language. It is, in effect, the web’s DNA and creates a global system for identifying and linking web pages”. You could describe it as the language a website uses to communicate with your internet browser to tell it what to display.

HTML 5 is an updated version of this language, aiming to be complete by 2014.

You can read the full article at

Is hacking on the rise?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

As I’ve been reading the technology sections of various online news sources lately, I’ve been coming across more and more stories of websites being hacked.

Some of the more recent attacks included the high profile breach of personal data from Sony, down to a less serious fake news story on the PBS news website, announcing Tupac was alive in New Zealand. has an article exploring these in more depth, along with other breaches and there effect on those who were targeted.


Apple sued over use of ‘iCloud’

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Fresh off our last blog post about Apple releasing the iCloud, it seems the name may have landed them in some hot water.

Reports over at say that US-based iCloud Communications is suing Apple for using the name they claim to have been using since 2005.

You can read more over at

Wide spread cloud computing just around the corner?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Many in tech circles see cloud computing as the future, but it looks like it’s about to break into the mainstream.

Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, recently announced his intention to “demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device”

With iCloud, files are stored by Apple in data centres, or the ‘cloud’. This will give users access to content from any Apple gadget, without the need to store the data on your devices hard drive.

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