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Advett | Announces Expansion Plans announces expansion plans for the future. The free classifieds and advertising platform has been available for many years to the local communities in the United Kingdom. 

This announcement comes as Advett popularity has risen and become more active. The expansion will include entire countries, adding them to the configuration one at a time. 


Google Maps To Add Wheelchair Info

Google Maps has added information on wheelchair accessibility to several major cities around the world, including London, covering the Underground, buses and trams. It's available on the desktop version of Maps and will be added to Android and iOS soon. New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Boston and Mexico City are also included.


Google hopes to add more lately. For more information, check


Microsoft Ignores Update Blocks

As well as its defective updates, Microsoft recently confessed that it forced the Fall Creator Update (FCU) on to computers which had been set to block it.
Users running windows 10 Pro, which costs 100 quid more than Windows 10 Home (219.99 VAT included), can delay feature updates by up to 365 days.
This considered one of the best reasons for upgrading.



Ducks quack and eagles fly – the story of the power of choice –

Emerging from the airport to stand in the cab line, Harvey was shaking the travel cobwebs from his brain and looked up to see a bright, shiny taxi. The cab driver jumped out and said, “Hi, I’m Wally. While I load your luggage, I invite you to read my mission statement.” Wally handed him a laminated card that read:
Wally’s Mission Statement: To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment. 


Is Your Mobile Bank App Safe?

A detection tool developed by Birmingham University has revealed a big flaw in some of the UK leading banks apps.Researchers at Birmingham University’s School of Computer Science ran a tool to test the security of 400 Android and iOS apps, including many from banks that customers use to check their account and transfer money.They found that several banking apps contained a critical flaw that would let an attacker connected to the same network perform a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack, intercepting what’s been sent from the user to the bank. Around 10 million users identified to be at risk. 



UK government names first areas to trial 1Gbps FTTP broadband: Do you live in one?

Following multiple high-profile ransomware attacks, Microsoft has said that the next major update to Windows 10 will contain a new tool that may keep users safe.

The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called "controlled folders," Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents within a controlled folder.


Next Windows 10 update to boost ransomware protection

Following multiple high-profile ransomware attacks, Microsoft has said that the next major update to Windows 10 will contain a new tool that may keep users safe.

The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called "controlled folders," Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents within a controlled folder.



Trump backtracks on US Russia security

President Trump has backtracked on plans for an ‘impenetrable’ joint cybersecurity unit with Russia after harsh criticism from the fellow Republicans, who said Vladimir Putin couldn’t be trusted.
Trump discussed the idea with Putin in their first face to face meetings at the G20 summit in Homburg, Germany. He suggested it could be used to prevent the hacking of elections, keeping them ‘guarded and safe’.




Beware of the fake Bank Website URLs

Hackers have set up fake URLs for UK banks, using website names that sound genuine in order to trick people into handing over their personal information and login details. Security researchers at Domaintools ( found 346 fake sites, comprising 110 for HSBC, 74 each for Barclays and Standard Chartered, 66 for Natwest and 22 for Lloyds. False URLs run by scammers include,,, and 



What’s blocking your home Wi-Fi?

It's an all too common problem: your broadband just isn't as fast as you think it should be. Perhaps your Internet Service Provider (ISP) promised you 20Mbps, but you are barely managing half of that? Or maybe your speed fluctuates throughout the day, and stutters if you move to a different room.

Thankfully, there are several excellent tests and apps that will tell you what speeds you're getting, and why these might be slower than you'd hoped. These are even worth trying even if you're happy with your broadband speed and Wi-Fi - you never know when you might need this kind of information.





Virgin Media has announced the next 30 locations that will receive so-called 'ultra-fast' fibre broadband as part of its Project Lightning scheme. They include Grimethorpe in South Yorkshire, Wargrave
in Berkshire and Llanharry in Rhondda. Virgin says that
by spring 2017 households in those areas will benefit from speeds of 200Mbps, and businesses 300Mbps.

See the full list here 




Snap happy! £350 photo-editing software now costs nothing

A powerful photo-editing program that once cost $500 (around £350) is now free for anyone to use. The Nik Collection, which is owned by Google, is a package of seven desktop plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. It’s one of the best programs of any kind to be made free in recent years.
The plug-ins include tools for improving a photo's colour (see screenshot), for editing photos in black and white, and for applying effects to specific parts of an image. Google bought Nik in 2012, when the software was priced at $500, and was used mainly by professionals.



Have criminals stolen your medical data? Health hacks on the rise

It looks like a tiny terraced cottage but it hides an incredible secret.

The company's 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index (downloadable from here) said that healthcare was the most attacked sector in 2015, overtaking banking. Private clinics, hospitals and health insurance companies are all being targeted.

Shocking statistics in the report highlight the growing threat. Five of the eight largest   healthcare security breaches this decade took place during the first six months of 2015. 




Mysterious Terraced House Hides A Secret Cave

It looks like a tiny terraced cottage but it hides an incredible secret.

Number 30 Railway Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire looks like another modest mid-terrace home from the outside but it’s so much more than that.

From the outside it looks like any other modest mid-terrace home. But step through the front door and it immediately becomes clear that this property in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, is far from ordinary - boasting not only two bedrooms, a lounge and a galley kitchen but also a hidden roof garden, impressive vaulted ceilings and even a secret cave.



Send money by email safely

Gmail now lets you send money by email to anyone in the UK via your PC.

Google insists that any transactions you make are “safely encrypted on secure servers” and “monitored 24/7 for fraudulent or unauthorised activity”.

To use this service, you will first need to set yourself up with Google Wallet –the company’s secure payment service.




Car Dealers Offers

We are currently offering to include your special car offers on our website and we have over 50,000 subscribers who are all targeted as people who are always looking for good deals on quality purchases.  You can easily create an account with us to post your deals or you could send them to us and we would be more than happy to post them on your behalf for no cost.





Would you live in a house clinging to a cliff?

A design for a home anchored to a sheer cliff face offers a striking vista. But what would it take to live in such a place, asks Jon Kelly.

A design for a home anchored to a sheer cliff face offers a striking vista. But what would it take to live in such a place, asks Jon Kelly.

For sale: distinctive seaside property with spectacular coastal views. Would suit high-value buyer untroubled by vertigo.

So far it only exists as a concept, but the design for the Cliff House by Modscape, an Australian firm that designs and builds prefabricated homes, is enough to give a lurch to the stomach of anyone uneasy with heights.






Motor racing-Tax tribunal turns down McLaren 'spy fine' claim

June 18 (Reuters) - McLaren have lost a claim that a record 32 million pound ($51.33 million) fine the Formula One team paid after a 2007 spying controversy should be tax deductible.

Australians apply in vain for Sri Lankan hangman job

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Two Australians have applied in vain for Sri Lanka's hangman job after the island nation's last official executioner got upset on seeing the gallows for the first time and quit.

UPDATE 3-Motor racing-Hamilton on top, Red Bull relieved in Australia

MELBOURNE, March 14 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton lent some credibility to the hype around Mercedes by posting the fastest time in Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix, as the Formula One season kicked off with teams still battling reliability problems.

Motor racing-Melbourne will be an "anxious weekend" - Renault

MELBOURNE, March 4 (Reuters) - Renault have made some progress in ironing out the engine problems that have blighted Formula One preseason testing, but will head into the season-opener in Melbourne with doubts about "incomplete" preparations.

Google,Samsung ask China to limit Microsoft-Nokia deal: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have asked Chinese regulators to ensure that Microsoft Corp's bid to acquire Nokia Oyj's phone business did not lead to higher licensing fees on patents that remain with the Finnish company, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Israel warns public on bitcoin risks, mulls regulation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it was considering regulation of bitcoin and warned citizens that using such decentralized virtual currencies was risky.





HP was aware of Autonomy's loss-making hardware sales: FT

(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co's senior executives were aware of certain Autonomy Corp sales practices months before a whistleblower flagged them, prompting HP to write down the value of Autonomy, the Financial Times reported, citing email records.







Motor racing-De Silvestro named Sauber affiliated driver

Feb 14 (Reuters) - IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro has joined the Sauber Formula 1 team as an affiliated driver, the Swiss team said on Friday.

Strongest house-building since 2008 lifts UK fourth-quarter construction

LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output rose modestly in the fourth quarter of 2013, led by the greatest amount of new housing since the first quarter of 2008, providing some evidence that builders are responding to rising property prices.

Catch me if you can' biker leads Texas police on merry chase

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The fight is on between San Antonio police and a motorcycle rider who posted a video on Facebook that shows him zooming through interstate traffic at speeds up to 100 mph with a message: "Catch me if you can."

HomeServe agrees to pay record fine for mis-selling

LONDON (Reuters) - British repair and insurance group HomeServe has agreed to pay a 30.6 million pounds ($51 million) fine, the largest retail penalty imposed by the UK's financial regulator, after it was found to have committed a series of failings including mis-selling policies.

Google UK sales hit $5.6 billion in 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Google has said its UK sales hit $5.64 billion in 2013, a rise of 16 percent on the previous year -- its lowest growth rate in three years.

For Lenovo, ThinkPad turnaround provides blueprint for Motorola handset future

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd leader Yang Yuanqing says the Chinese technology giant will draw on cost-cutting lessons learned when it bought IBM Corp's ThinkPad laptop unit to turn losses into profit at businesses acquired for $5.2 billion last month.

Strange slalom turn in topless pictures row

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - In one of the odder sideshows of the Sochi Olympics, two skiers from Mexico and Lebanon are embroiled in a controversy over topless photos that one took of the other.

Nokia still in legal battle in India to move assets to Microsoft

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia said on Wednesday it was appealing a ruling last week by the Delhi High Court which said the company must pay deposits on tax claims by local authorities in order to transfer assets related to its mobile phone business to Microsoft.

EU Commission pushes to dilute U.S. Internet influence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called on Wednesday for a dilution of U.S. influence over the organization of the Internet, a sign of tension following snooping exposed by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Supercell to launch new game after sales soar in 2013

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile game maker Supercell plans to launch a third game next month, hoping to replicate its success with hits "Clash of Clans" and "Hay Day" that helped it to earn $892 million in revenue last year.

Norwegian boy takes parents' car to visit grandparents, claims he's a dwarf

OSLO (Reuters) - A ten-year-old Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after he drove his parents' car into a snowy ditch on Wednesday morning: he told police he was a dwarf who forgot his driving license. – The True Success Story

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