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Quarter of women use phones as a conversation killer

  • 30% of women use phones to avoid talking to people
  • 1 in 6 people use smartphones to avoid speaking to acquaintances
  • People in West Midlands are most likely to hide behind their phone

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Tips to help protect yourself from the Shellshock bug

If you thought Heartbleed, this year’s major computer bug that effected thousands of machines around the world, was big – think again. Experts have uncovered a new bug dubbed Shellshock.

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Embracing digital data could protect the future of the NHS

A statement by Tim Kelsey, the national director for patients and information at NHS England, has revealed that the health service on the whole needs to embrace patients’ digital data in order to secure its own future.

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Insurance firms rely on big data for risk assessment

Last week Reuters reported that a growing number of companies in the insurance industry are taking advantage of big data solutions in the cloud, so that they can better assess risk and calculate premiums.

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Women are (iPhone) six obsessed

  • 1 in 6 women check their phones once an hour
  • Women favour Facebook, men prefer Twitter
  • ¾ of women use phones to check for sports updates

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