Mark Wyciślik-Wilson

Author's details

Name: Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
Date registered: 14th January 2015
URL: http://www.mark-wilson.co.uk

Biography

Mark Wyciślik-Wilson is a software fiend and a fan of the new, shiny and intriguing. Never afraid to get his hands dirty with some full-scale geekery, he’s always trying out the latest apps, hacks and tweaks. He can be found on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

Latest posts

  1. Google adds DRM to Android APKs to verify the authenticity of apps from Google Play — 24th June 2018
  2. Don’t panic! Hackers have not found a way to bypass the iPhone passcode limit — 24th June 2018
  3. Microsoft has the patent for a thinner, re-designed USB-C connector — 23rd June 2018
  4. Got a MacBook or MacBook Pro with sticky keys? Apple has a free service program for you — 23rd June 2018
  5. Google Account revamped — increased transparency and new security and privacy options — 21st June 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft — 4 comments
  2. Coming to terms with being depressed — 4 comments
  3. Chuwi Hi12 is a promising budget Surface-like tablet running Windows 10 and Android — 2 comments
  4. Virgin’s satellite internet plans are a step in the right direction — 1 comment
  5. Google Helpouts to be consigned to history — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Google adds DRM to Android APKs to verify the authenticity of apps from Google Play

DRM is something that’s usually associated with streaming music and video, but there’s no reason that it can’t be put to other uses. Proving this, Google has started using a form of DRM to improve app security by verifying that APKs originate from the Play Store. It’s a system that works much like signed drivers …

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Don’t panic! Hackers have not found a way to bypass the iPhone passcode limit

Enter the wrong passcode into an iPhone and you’ll not only be denied access to it, but also run the risk of wiping its contents if you enter an incorrect code too many times. This is a problem faced by law enforcement agencies when they encounter iPhones in the cases they’re working on — as …

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Microsoft has the patent for a thinner, re-designed USB-C connector

It is a slow process, but USB-C is gradually becoming more and more popular — although it’s a long way from ubiquity yet. Ready to rock the boat a little, it has emerged that Microsoft holds a patent for a redesigned USB-C connector. The patent is not brand new, but Microsoft’s May 2017 filing for …

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Got a MacBook or MacBook Pro with sticky keys? Apple has a free service program for you

For some time, a number of MacBook or MacBook Pro users have complained about problems with their keyboards — specifically that keys either stop working completely, fall off, or become “sticky”, resulting in repeated characters. Now, after two years of complaints and a lawsuit about the butterfly mechanism in its keyboards, Apple has finally acknowledged …

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Google Account revamped — increased transparency and new security and privacy options

Google has unveiled a new look for users’ accounts, making information clearer, improving transparency and adding new options. To make it easy to find information, Google has added a search function and there’s also a cleaner look to aid navigation. Building on the previous update to Security Checkup, your Google account now also highlights settings …

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, has resigned after it came to light that he was in a relationship with an employee. Shares in the company dropped 1.3 percent at the news. Although the relationship was entirely consensual, it was deemed to be a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy which managers must abide by, and …

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Microsoft acquires machine learning and AI startup Bonsai

Seeking to strengthen its artificial intelligence arsenal, Microsoft has announced an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based AI startup Bonsai. Bonsai already had Microsoft links, having been set up back in 2014 by two former Microsoft engineers, Mark Hammond and Keen Browne. The company specializes in “deep reinforcement learning” which can be used to teach autonomous …

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Gamers waiting for virtual reality on Xbox are out of luck

Backtracking on what it said last year, Microsoft has announced that it has no plans to bring either virtual reality or mixed reality experiences to its Xbox console. Back in March 2017, the company had said that it wanted to bring MR to Xbox users, but now it seems to have changed its mind. Microsoft …

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Alexa for Hospitality brings Amazon’s digital assistant to hotel rooms

Not content with infiltrating people’s homes with its range of Echo devices, Amazon is now looking to elbow its way into hotels with Alexa for Hospitality. Amazon has struck a deal with Marriott International that will see the introduction of Echo devices into rooms. Guests can use these to play music, contact reception and get …

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Satya Nadella speaks out against ‘cruel and abusive’ border policy and explains Microsoft’s involvement with ICE

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has publicly shared an email he sent to employees, in which he speaks out against current US immigration policy. Describing the separating of children from their families as “cruel and abusive”, he stresses that while Microsoft does work with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the work amounts to support for …

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