According to Troy Hunt, Adobe Apple and Microsoft are up before an Australian Tax Enquiry looking at price-gouging practices down under. A very interesting post, especially when you look at what companies like Starbucks, Amazon and Google are getting pasted for in the UK.
Article on Gizmodo here
12 months ago I was really let down by a long internet outage at my home/office. The inconvenience was multiplied by failure of my ISP to notify the completion of the repair work.
Today the internet was on the blink again, but Vonage Visual Voicemail emailed me this afternoon with the transcript of a phonecall from Virgin Media saying “……your services should be back up and running because of if you had an engineer visit booked we’ve cancelled it for you. However if you’re still experiencing problems please give our team a call feel free. 0 1 5 0 from your Virgin Media home phone 08454541111 from any other phone and select option 2. Thanks and goodbye.” This was after I’d called in to CS to get the outtage sorted.
Nice to see that they take on board suggestions. Kudos @VirginMedia
No doubt you’ve heard of how Facebook privacy settings can prove the undoing of your privacy when potential employers see your embarrassing posts and photos. Well, the new “Graph” search function that’s soon to be implemented will open up these possibilities even more – unless you know how to adjust your settings to protect not only you, but your friends as well. http://thesocialmediamonthly.com/why-facebooks-open-graph-search-can-be-a-job-seekers-worst-nightmare/
If you use any passwords online, having a system to manage multiple passwords is a great idea. Read this http://t.co/LD6LG8NA then review your passwords – if you use one password in multiple places, change that now. Need any help? Ping JaunterCreekICT
It is possible to rack up a huge bill by agreeing to “In App Purchases” on tablets and iPhones etc if you don’t have the necessary restrictions in place. A 5 year old boy recently spent over £1700 on his Dad’s iPad on what was purportedly a “free” game. It can happen very quickly, and the first you’ll know about it is a bunch of emails with bills attached.
These apps are called “freemium” as they are free to purchase, but the premium kicks in with what’s known as “In App Purchases” which can all add up very quickly.
Get to know the settings on your devices to protect you from hip pocket nerve hyperstimulation.