Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Interview: Fighting Malware with Anirban Banerjee

2012 continues to be a year of great excitement for 123-reg. We are thrilled to announce the release of Site Scanner, powered by Stop the Hacker. For those not in the know, Site Scanner is a SaaS based malware monitoring tool that scrutinises a user’s website, notifying the customer when malicious code/viruses are found via [...]


123-reg Reliability and Value helps to Drive Growth at my1login

Launched in March 2012, Scotland based password manager my1login is making a name for itself as internet users switch onto the critical need to protect their online passwords. The company, which uses 123-reg for domain, hosting and email services, has been making serious strides in the technology sector, with CEO Michael Newman interviewed on the BBC’s online [...]


Why would you want to quit Google?

Last week Kate Dailey posed a question on BBC News Magazine Online: “Is it possible to quit Google?“.  Featuring the thoughts of three computer professionals trying to part ways with Google, the article raised concerns over the Google group’s privacy agreements that even EU officials have suggested are too invasive, but is Google really that [...]


Guilty until proven innocent – Is the Digital Economy Act fair?

The long awaiting legislation proposals to combat internet piracy were always going to be controversial but the announcement this week of the new rules underpinning the Digital Economy Act have set forums and social networks alight with opposition. The DEA has been controversial from the start, approved in 2010 and intended to crack down on [...]


How long does it take for my website to get indexed?

Creating a great website nowadays is child’s play. Getting it indexed by most search engines is where it gets tough. I have a website, now what? Having your website online is not enough. Search engines can take a while to crawl and index your website. You must submit it to their index manually. This way [...]


Worldwide Smartphone Boom: How Businesses and Social Media Benefit

Trying to collate user information for Facebook and Twitter can be slightly tricky at best. If for arguments sake we accept that Facebook has in excess of 750 million users and Twitter has just recently passed the 100 million mark, we can say with a large amount of confidence that these sites command a great [...]


Google tightens up as a research tool

If you need to know something, clarify something or just check some facts you used to be told “phone a friend”. Nowadays even your gran would probably tell you to “Google it”. Yet, as Google’s vast database has grown and SEO experts have tried hard to hog the top search results, actually finding those facts [...]


Despite the economy there’s more smiles

2011 may have been stressful with the economic downturn but a new Work-Life Balance Index published by workspace provider Regus suggests things were actually an improvement over 2010. The index based on the views of 2500 UK professionals suggested that while most people are putting in longer hours than before, 60% of the people surveyed [...]


Tips for your content – in a monetary sense

There are a growing number of bloggers across the globe earning a proper and respectable wage from their online writing projects and understandably more and more bloggers or would be bloggers or content creators are keen to collect their slice too. Until now that has been a bit difficult. Positive comments are nice but don’t [...]


Was it a Budget for Business?

This week’s Budget setting out the Government’s updated economic strategy wasn’t packed with too many surprises, but did you spot the main elements that may affect your business? Whatever your politics, here’s our quick run down of the main points you may like to look at in more depth. You can find full details of [...]