It is that time of year when many of us begin dreaming of, or indeed preparing for, a warm weather holiday. Short, dark days and constant drizzle is enough to make anyone reach for their passport. But before you decide to leave all technology behind for a complete break from your busy, gadget-filled life, check out the tech our IT experts think may help you to have a better trip.
You may have thought twice about the security of messages sent over WhatsApp, or about using an app for online banking. After all once you press ‘send’ or ‘transfer’, your data is in cyberspace, where theoretically anything could happen to it. Luckily, you need not worry. WhatsApp and major banking apps prevent unauthorised access to your data by 'scrambling' the information sent from one person to another into a lengthy code making it unreadable for anybody else attempting to access it.
They may not all be new gadgets, but they are new parts of gadgets or improvements to gadgets we already know and love. They are… (drum roll) the exciting device developments that we can expect to see in 2017. Each year brings with it new iterations of hardware and software, and the launch of something totally new. This year is no different; here is a quick synopsis of what you need to know.