TG Bamford

A veteran freelance journalist writing extensively on internet news and cybersecurity.

Don’t fall for a tech support scam

Don’t fall for a tech support scam

On: Monday, 21 May, 2018
We’ve all been there. You get a phone call claiming to be from a Microsoft tech support team saying your computer urgently needs fixing. Their persuasive, seemingly legitimate and if you’re not on the ball you can end up with an infecte...
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Good news, UK broadband speeds get faster

Good news, UK broadband speeds get faster

On: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
According to Ofcom’s annual survey there has been a significant improvement in home broadband speeds but, they say rural areas are still lagging behind. Ofcom found that the average fixed-line download speeds increased by 28% over the las...
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Google Pay comes to the Web

Google Pay comes to the Web

On: Wednesday, 9 May, 2018
2018 has seen Google Pay undergo some radical new features as Google looks to get more people to use its digital payment service. The latest announcement sees Google Pay no longer confined to mobile devices and now available across the web....
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At last Google launches a new redesigned Gmail

At last Google launches a new redesigned Gmail

On: Tuesday, 8 May, 2018
It has been 14 years since its launch, but Google has finally rolled-out its new, redesigned Gmail for desktop and mobile in what commentators say is the most significant single upgrade in Gmail’s history. The redesign offers plenty of ne...
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O2 4G mobile broadband now 6 months free

O2 expands its 4G footprint across the UK

On: Tuesday, 8 May, 2018
Following their £205 million spend at Ofcom’s recent LTE spectrum auction, O2 has announced plans to enlarge its 4G footprint across the country with 1,000 new sites earmarked. At the Ofcom auction O2 spent £523.6 million to gain 40MHz ...
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Fake adblockers found on Google Chrome

Fake adblockers found on Google Chrome

On: Monday, 30 April, 2018
According to Adguard Software more than 20 million users of Google Chrome have unwittingly downloaded malicious fake adblockers that are harvesting their personal data. We all have an abiding dislike of pesky popup ads, so we all turn to in...
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