At Trisoft we aim to give you the latest and best news in the world of technology,
to keep you up to date. Here’s what has been happening in tech over the past week:
TalkTalk speak out about hack and stolen data
TalkTalk has claimed that the hack of their data could have been worse, revealing that less than 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes were stolen.
Two male teenagers and one 20 year old male have been arrested and released on bail in connection with the incident.
To read more about the hack and TalkTalk’s findings, click here.
iPhone to offer free replacement phones
while yours is being fixed
According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, Apple are going to introduce a new repair program for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s in select stores across Europe, the U.S., and Japan.
This will mean that rather than waiting for your phone to be fixed in store,
Apple will give you a temporary replacement phone while yours is sent to
a repair centre.
Where a device won’t turn on, doesn’t boot up past the Apple logo, or is
unable to connect to iTunes or a computer, an automated system will tell
the Apple Store Genius Bar employees whether the phone can be repaired
in store or if they will need to send the phone to a specialised centre.
In the case where the phone will need to be sent away, the customer will be
offered a 16GB iPhone 6 as a temporary replacement. Just another way
Apple are trying to give back to their loyal customer base.
Microsoft introduces Surface Book, the innovative new ‘ultimate laptop’
Microsoft have brought out a new laptop – why is that worth a mention? Well, it’s no ordinary laptop. Surface Book, created by Microsoft’s Panos Panay, is not only the best new laptop on the market, this ultimate laptop also has a detachable screen. This however isn’t a gimmicky tablet with a keyboard; it’s designed to be a laptop for all intents and purposes, but has a detachable screen for those moments when you just need to detach your
screen. The full story on how Surface Book came about and its’ features can
be found here.
365 support launched for Office Lens for iPhone
This week saw the release of Office Lens for iPhone version 1.2. Office Lens turns your smartphone into a scanner by cropping, straightening and
enhancing photos of whiteboards and documents.
Office proudly announced:
“In addition to saving Office Lens-enhanced scans to your personal OneNote
or OneDrive account, you can now sign in with your Office 365 work or school
account and save documents to OneNote, Word and PowerPoint or as an
image or PDF file on OneDrive for Business. You can then easily share your
documents with colleagues or students in the secure and reliable
Office 365 environment.”
You can learn more about the update here.
Google announces Project Loon internet balloons will circle Earth
Internet balloons from Google are to form a ring over part of the world
next year, trialling a continuous data service to those people living beneath them.
Project Loon hopes to connect people across the globe who have no, or limited, internet coverage, and is made up of a network of balloons which will
also be able to bring people back online after disasters.
Here’s what Google have to say about Project Loon.
Join Google’s free, online computational thinking course
Google are taking registrations for a free online course which will help educators enhance their teaching practices on computational thinking.
Read more about the course and register here before 20th December!