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+ to close down earlier than planned after another data leak is discovered — 10th December 2018
  2. Microsoft confirms you will be able to use Chrome extensions in Edge — 10th December 2018
  3. Microsoft says it is time for government regulation of facial recognition — 7th December 2018
  4. You may be happy about Microsoft’s adoption of Chromium, but Mozilla thinks it is bad for competition — 7th December 2018
  5. Microsoft confirms plans to use open source Chromium to develop Edge — 6th December 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

Tumblr turns family-friendly and bans ALL adult content

Tumblr has announced that it is to introduce a ban on all adult content across the platform in a major reversal of policy. The site has long been home to all manner of explicit content, and this lack of censorship is part of the reason for Tumblr’s popularity. The site says that, as of December …

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Microsoft adds real-time captions and subtitles to Skype — PowerPoint to follow

We’re all pretty used to subtitles for movies and TV shows — even if we don’t need them, they can prove useful — and Microsoft has now added this feature to Skype. Ostensibly an accessibility feature (and launched on United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities), the new option means that Skype will be …

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Amazon launches hardware compatibility checker to help PC upgraders

If you want a custom PC, there’s a lot of fun to be had building your own rig — or even just upgrading your off-the-shelf PC. But while you can save money as you create your perfect computer, there is the headache of ensuring that all of the components you buy are compatible with your …

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Google may pull the plug on Hangouts in 2020

Google is no stranger to killing off services, and it seems that one of its next victims could be Hangouts. Having split the chat tool into corporate-focused Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet, sources familiar with Google’s plans say that the company is due to shut down the consumer version of Hangouts in 2020. The writing …

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Marriott’s Starwood Hotel database hacked, putting 500 million customers at risk

Marriott International has revealed that its Starwood Hotel reservation database has been hacked. An investigation carried out by the company revealed that hackers have had unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. The astonishing revelation means that information of half a billion guests could have been exposed — including sensitive personal data such as …

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Instagram’s new Close Friends option lets you limit the audience for Stories

Instagram has announced the rollout of Close Friends, a feature that makes it possible to create a list of people with whom you’d like to share Stories. This is very different to the current approach which sees Stories shared with everyone. The feature has been beta tested for nearly a year and a half and …

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Arrests made in Indian call centers responsible for Microsoft tech support scams

There are many annoyances associated with owning a computer — spam emails, phishing attacks, viruses and online advertising to name but a few — but technical support scams are among the most worrying. They take advantage of people’s ignorance and/or better natures, posing as tech support operatives from big companies over the phone. Being one …

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TIDAL comes to Plex

Hot on the heels of TIDAL arriving in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users, Plex has announced integration with the high-quality music service in its media tool. You don’t need a paid-for Plex Pass to enjoy TIDAL in Plex, but there are special subscription deals available if you do have one. There’s also no …

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Microsoft wins $480 million military AR contract — US Army could purchase 100,000 HoloLens headsets

The US Army has revealed that Microsoft has won a contract worth $480 million to supply prototype augmented reality equipment. The deal could see the Army purchasing 100,000 HoloLens headsets from the company. Microsoft says the deal is an extension of its existing relationship with the Department of Defense. The company has previously faced criticism …

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Dell resets customer passwords following cyberattack on its website

Dell has announced that it has instigated a mandatory password reset for customers after it suffered a cyberattack earlier in the month. In a statement, the company confirmed that its network had been subject to “unauthorized activity” on November 9 in which attackers tried to gain access to customer information. Dell says that data was …

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