Tetrabyte

Stuxnet Threat Eliminated

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


The Stuxnet virus has been made redundant since Siemens – the developer of industrial software models, has officially updated it’s software to prevent Stuxnet from working.

Stuxnet was discovered in 2010, when industrial manufacturers in Iran were hit by a series of problems.

The problems were later identified as a virus, and whilst no-one knows exactly who created it security experts claim that only a sophisticated government would have the resources available to create such a powerful virus.

Whilst Iran claims that it’s nuclear programme has been affected by Stuxnet, spectators are thinking that this was the main purpose of the Stuxnet virus.

Illegal to Browse The Web?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


The European Supreme Court is looking into whether or not it is illegal to browse the web without paying royalties to the copyright holder.

This is due to the way a web-browser works – each time you view a webpage your computer downloads a copy of that page; this is so that it can load the webpages faster in future, and so that if your Internet goes offline then you won’t be affected as badly.

The UK government has refused to rule on the issue, stating that they would rather wait for the European courts to decide.

Come on Parliament, surely you can make your own mind up?

Apple Forced to Run Adverts – Samsung Did Not Copy iPad

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


A UK court has ordered Apple to run adverts stating that Samsung did not copy the iPad.

The technology giant must keep a notice on their website for at least six months, and that they must place adverts in newspapers and magazines.

The adverts must “make reference to the court case” and repair the apparent damage to Samsung’s tablet.

This is an embarrassing turnaround for Apple, especially after publicly announcing that Samsung copied their flagship tablet.

O2 Major Network Outage

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


O2 has suffered a major network outage affecting millions of customers. Some customers were left without any mobile access for over 24-hours, whilst some people were able to access 2G services (phone calls, texting etc) by yesterday morning.

Whilst everyone knows problems occur it isn’t really good enough that one of the largest mobile operators in the UK can go down like this; businesses and consumers were both affected resulting in loss of business and communication for a vast number of people.

O2 haven’t yet released much information regarding the incident, however it is known that it wasn’t a specific area or range of mobile numbers affected.

We expect more information within the next few days.

Chinese Retailer Offering iPhone 5 Preorders

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


A Chinese retailer has started to allow preorders for the Apple iPhone 5, despite it not yet being officially announced by Apple.

The next generation of iPhone is suspected to have a larger screen than it’s predecessors and a revolutionary casing made from liquid metal.

Whilst Apple haven’t officially announced the iPhone 5, it is speculated to be available for retail purchase in September / October 2012.

Meanwhile, iOS 6, the next Operating System for Apple devices is being beta tested by third party developers – this has recently caused a problem whereby these developers have been selling access to the beta version of iOS 6 for as little as $10, undermining Apple’s attempts of secrecy.

BT Business Broadband Leased Lines Package Price Dispute

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ashley No Comments


B.T. announced today that it has major concerns regarding OFCOM’s proposal to lower the cost of its wholesale Leased Line rental. OFCOM are currently seeking to reduce the price at which BT can sell access to its leased lines down by 8-16%.

This is a major advantage to B.T.’s competitors who rent access to the leased lines in order to provide services to business broadband customers but a problem for B.T. that could face large profit losses if the new proposals go ahead. Over the years B.T. has invested heavily in its infrastructure to provide a good standing for its future and build up a network that rival companies find hard to compete against. OFCOM imposed rules to prevent the monopoly of the network in the UK and forcing B.T. to rent its network out at set costs that allow third parties to offer competitively priced products to end users.

B.T. intend to take its concerns to OFCOM with the objection that after investing in the UK’s broadband network so heavily over the years it should have the ability to make profit for its shareholders and provide funding to re-invest in the future of the UK telecoms network.

If your looking for Cheap Business Broadband with Unlimited Download Limits then you might want to check out Tetrabyte’s Unlimited Business Broadband Package that provides a Static I.P. Address and Unlimited Download for a simple single monthly fee.

iGoogle Closing Doors – November 1 2013

Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


Google have announced that they’re closing down their flagship product – iGoogle.

iGoogle is a central homepage which many people use at their gateway to the Internet. It can synchronise iOS apps to it’s own products, such as E-Mail, Calendar, Notes, bookmarks etc, which can also be integrated with Mozilla FireFox.

Google have said that the service will be closed fully on 1st November, 2013, and the mobile version will be closed on 31st July, 2012.

There has been a lot of criticism regarding this move, with one user saying “How can they do this? I’ve had iGoogle as my homepage for years! Not happy!!!”

Google Backs Down From European Commission Investigation

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by Ashley No Comments


Two years ago, The European Commission started taking a closer interest in Google’s market dominance after receiving substantial complaints from its rivals.

Today a Google spokesperson announced that they would be looking to redress some of their business practices to fall in line with the European Commission’s concerns.

So far the European Commission have highlighted concerns in Google favouring its own services in search results, the management of adverts appearing next to search results as they are displayed, how it displays third party web content and how its business practices affect access to buy advertising on rival networks.

ICOMP (The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace) were pleased with the announcement however we can only wonder as to ICOMP’s motives when a key partner in the venture, Microsoft, are set to benefit significantly from these changes in their own advertising ventures.

Tel : 0800 160 1066
Tetrabyte Limited, Registered in England and Wales. Tetrabyte Accreditations and Partnerships: Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Dell, ESET, BT, Tetrabyte optimise the innovative automation and self-service systems that our Partners has pioneered over the last 11 years. Our site uses cookies. If you carry on using our site we will assume you consent to us using cookies in this way.