Welcome to my OCTOBER NEWS BULLETIN which I do hope you find of interest. I would welcome your comments on any aspect of my news bulletin or any comment you care to make which would interest my valued customers.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT GOOGLE ROBOTS CAN READ
YOUR EMAILS ……….
And can use the information to send you information from advertisers after having carried out a character profile of you & your address. It sounds like science fiction but its here now & will become more sophisticated as time goes by. You may also think they cannot do this without asking your permission, however they will have already received permission from you under their terms and conditions of use.
FIRST PASSENGER DRONE IS READY TO FLY
Another unbelievable story but one that you will hear more of during the next five years. In fact Chinese engineers have already launched the first passenger drone at the Las Vegas Gadget Show in January this year. The electric powered drone can be fully charged in two hours, carry up to 220 lbs of luggage & fly for around 23 minutes. The cabin is designed for one person & is fitted with air conditioning & a reading light & is designed to sell for around $200.000 dollars
MOBILE PHONES USES YOUR FACE TO OPEN UP FOR YOU
It sounds amazing but its now possible that mobile phones will allow the owner to unlock their phone by recognizing the owners face.
A UNIQUE STORY FROM A VETERINARY PRACTICE IN SURREY
Professor Fitzpatrick has a veterinary practice in Surrey employing 200 staff & is believed to be the only veterinary surgeon in Europe to carry out operations on animals using 3D printed technology & Milling procedures.
THE APPLE WATCH IS LOOSING SALES
Billed as the best designed & most capable watch ever launched & with initial sales of 3.6 million the company now finds it is no longer the watch everyone must have. However, Tim Cook the Apple chief executive is reported to have said in years to come people will say “how could I have ever thought about NOT wearing this amazing piece of kit!”
AMAZON MAY NOW SEND ITEMS IN SMALL BOXES
Have you ever received a delivery from AMAZON of a small size item in a big box? if so the company is looking at ways to match delivery boxes to the size of the product ordered. Although it may take around 20 months before you will see a change because their systems will have to be tested in all their warehouses across Europe before they can change the size of their delivery boxes.
POLICE CREATE A SAFE HANDOVER ZONE FOR EBAY SHOPPERS
The TIMES newspaper reports that police in Manchester have established the first internet handover zone where shoppers can pick up their goods in a safe environment without giving details of their house address. It is reckoned that this new service will help combat internet fraud & protect customers from being mugged.
COMPLEX PASSWORDS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SAFEST
CyLab researchers have found that lengthy but memorable phrases are harder to crack than unintelligible combinations of letters, numbers & symbols. They also say passwords should be changed every couple of years. Research also indicates that passwords should at least consist of 16 characters with a mixture of upper and lowercase characters.
MY NEW BANK ACCOUNT
I have recently moved my bank account from Natwest to Santander which will include all direct debits and standing orders.
You need to take no action on your part as the switch has been computer generated.
There has been no change in the cost of my support packages or your direct debit or standing orders if you have taken advantage of this service.
That’s all for this months news bulletin. I hope you found my Newsletter of interest
I will be back with a new one next month
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