• Facebook appoints Nick Clegg as global head of communications October 19, 2018
    In a move that is likely to take both sides of the Atlantic by surprise, Facebook has announced the appointment of the former UK deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global affairs and communications team. “I am delighted to be joining Facebook. After almost twenty years in European and British politics, this is […]
  • Blockchain to generate more than $10.6b in revenue by 2023 October 19, 2018
    Driven mainly by financial technology (fintech) investments, blockchain has seen a fast uptick in adoption for application development and pilot tests in a number of industries and will generate more than $10.6 billion (€9.25 billion) in revenue by 2023, according to a new report from ABI Research in New York. That revenue figure is expected […]
  • Privacy Shield review: prepare for the worst October 19, 2018
    CIOs should hope for the best but prepare for the worst when transferring personal information across the Atlantic. That is the advice of experts watching the European Commission conduct its second annual review of the Privacy Shield data-sharing agreement. Privacy Shield allows businesses to export the personal information of their customers or employees to the […]
  • There’s security in scale October 19, 2018
    Talking to Trilogy Technologies managing director Edel Creely a couple of days after the company announced it had acquired Zinopy Security, I was interested to know the rationale for the purchase. In the original announcement of the deal, Creely described it as “transformational for Trilogy, positioning us as a fast growing group at the forefront […]
  • IT leaders must drive efficiency with data while fostering diversity of thinking October 19, 2018
    The Irish health service’s IT capability is between three and five times smaller than it needs to be, and chronically underfunded. That was the stark message from Health Service Executive CIO Martin Curley at the Irish Computer Society’s Leaders Conference 2018. “We need to undergo a significant effort to improve our IT capability,” Martin Curley, […]
  • How to download the personal data that Apple collects from you October 19, 2018
    Apple on Wednesday unveiled a revamped privacy website to educate users on how the company handles the personal information that it collects. The website covers how your data is protected, who can access it, and iOS and Mac features you can use to further protect your personal data. Apple’s new privacy website also now lets […]
  • Paul Allen remembered and Monaco’s 5G experiment October 19, 2018
    On this week’s show Niall and Dusty recount the achievements of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Huawei tries to wow us with a new smartphone and the nation cries out for e-voting. In other news, Monaco Telecom has just completed a live trial of 5G and CEO Martin Péronnet fills us in on what is all […]
  • Microsoft offers to kill more bloatware in upcoming Windows 10 build October 19, 2018
    Microsoft took a step toward eliminating more app bloatware – well, some of its own app bloatware – with one of the earliest builds of next year’s upcoming Windows 10 19H1 update. For Insider build 18262 of Windows 10, Microsoft said it would allow users to uninstall several of its own apps from within the […]
  • Apple confirms 30 October event October 19, 2018
    Apple has finally sent out invitations to its next event, which will be held at the Howard Gilman Opera House in the Brooklyn Academy of Music on 30 October. This time around, Apple had a little more fun with the invitations. Apple event invites always consist of a main image and a clever phrase, but […]
  • How to format a hard drive October 18, 2018
    Formatting your hard drive allows for a fresh start, a real spring cleanhere’s how to do it. The process can be different depending on whether it’s your only hard drive and whether you have a spare PC or not. You can’t, for example, format the hard drive on which Windows is running. In order to […]