Mark Wyciślik-Wilson

Author's details

Name: Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
Date registered: 14th January 2015


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 launches Podcasts app for Android

Google has never really shown much interest in podcasts — despite their age and popularity — but today this changes. The company has launched a new Android app called simply Google Podcasts complete with ubiquitous AI for personalized suggestions. Available in 47 languages, the app currently provides access to a collection of around two million …

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Bricked iPhones with ‘Error 53′ just cost Apple $6.7 million in Australia

Apple has been hit with an AUS $9 million ($6.7 million) fine for misleading customers in Australia. More than two years ago Apple started to “brick” iPhones that had been fixed at non-authorized third-party repairers, generating an Error 53. Apple admitted to intentionally preventing certain repaired iPhones and iPads from working for security reasons, but …

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Senate opposes Trump and votes to reinstate US ban on ZTE

ZTE has had a tough time of things in the US, having been slapped with a Denial Order that forced it to close its main operations. Despite the sanctions, President Trump expressed a desire to get the company back up and running, implementing a huge fine which ZTE agreed to pay in order to be …

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Microsoft issues statement distancing itself from ICE’s separation of children from parents

The separating of children from parents at the US southern border has created international outrage — and lots of rhetoric from President Trump on Twitter. When Microsoft removed from its website a reference to working with ICE, the company found itself pulled into the political debate. A blog post from January this year saw Microsoft …

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Google updates Android Messages so you can send texts from the web

Google is rolling out a series of changes to Android Messages, one of which makes it possible to send text messages from the comfort of your computer. Called “Messages for web” the feature enables users to use a desktop web browser to send SMSes rather than their phone. While this is almost certainly the biggest …

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Microsoft strengthens its education offerings by acquiring video discussion platform Flipgrid — and makes it free

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social video discussion platform used in classrooms around the world. The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s educational offerings and helps it to better compete with rivals Google and Apple. Flipgrid is used by million of students and teachers to collaborate on lessons, covering everything from Pre-K to PhD level. The acquisition is …

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Apple will automatically share the location of 911 callers in iOS 12

Apple has announced that with iOS 12, iPhone users in the US will be able to automatically share their location with first responders when they make 911 calls. Building on its currently-used location technology, Apple says that it will start to use RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO (Hybridized Emergency …

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Android emulator Andy OS seems to be secretly installing a Bitcoin miner

Cryptocurrency mining malware has become a serious problem recently, and it seems the latest people to fall victim to the threat are users of the Android emulator Andy OS — also referred to as AndY and Andyroid. The emulator makes it possible to run Android software within Windows or macOS, but it appears that the …

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Google enters ‘strategic partnership’ with China’s

Google is deepening it drive into China, and now the search giant has announced a $550 million “strategic partnership” with Chinese ecommerce goliath This is far from being Google’s first venture in China, but the major investment shows the company’s eagerness to take advantage of the market. It will enable Google to better take …

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Researchers develop SafeSpec to overcome vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown

Computer scientists from the University of California, the College of William and Mary, and Binghamton University have published a paper detailing a new “design principle” that avoids speculative execution vulnerabilities. Researchers says that the SafeSpec model supports “speculation in a way that is immune to the sidechannel leakage necessary for attacks such as Meltdown and …

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