Neowin News Feed for: Wales Neowin News Feed for: Wales en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 NHS COVID-19 app hobbled to reduce number of ‘pings' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NHS COVID-19 app has received an update that will see fewer people receive self-isolation alerts. The government faced criticism after 600,000 people were pinged in a single week in July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 02 Aug 2021 18:40:01 +0000 Google and Apple block NHS COVID-19 app update over privacy issues <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The England and Wales NHS COVID-19 app has had an update blocked by Google and Apple. The tech firms said that the update would go against privacy rules which the government initially agreed to. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:22:01 +0000 RootMetrics says EE is the mobile carrier to beat in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has come out as the best mobile carrier around the UK in RootMetrics&#039; latest report. The authors did over half a million tests around the country to find out which carriers were most reliable. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:02:01 +0000 Virgin Media connects Welsh towns and cities to its Gig1 network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media has announced that its Gig1 gigabit network is now available in areas around south Wales. It comes just under a month after Gig1 arrived in London and Northern Ireland. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:04:01 +0000 NHS COVID-19 app removes possible exposure notifications <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NHS COVID-19 app has been updated. It removes possible exposure and near-miss notifications, improves the distance measurements and lowers the threshold for isolation notifications. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:28:01 +0000 UK's numerous contact tracing apps to become interoperable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The coronavirus contact tracing apps across the UK will also speak to one another from November meaning that users don&#039;t have to download different apps if they cross borders to other nations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:44:01 +0000 NHS contact tracing app receives fix for scary notification <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new update has been published for the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app. The update addresses a scary notification that tells users they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without further explanation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:00:01 +0000 England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app launches <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:22:01 +0000 Old TV in Welsh village behind broadband outages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An old second-hand TV has been emitting an electrical signal in a village in Wales knocking surrounding broadband connections offline. It took Openreach engineers 18 months to discover the cause. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:16:01 +0000 Cyberflashing law reforms set to come to England and Wales <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Law Commission has put forward some reforms for the U.K. government to look at, they include the criminalisation of cyberflashing and pile-on harassment but increase the criminality threshold. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 11 Sep 2020 16:02:02 +0000 England and Wales to launch COVID tracing app on Sept. 24 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>England and Wales will launch their new coronavirus contact tracing app to the general public on September 24. It will let people know if they&#039;ve come into contact with the virus and need to isolate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:01 +0000 UK: Campaigners call for anonymity in revenge porn cases and better police training <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Campaigners and experts have made calls for victims of revenge porn to be given anonymity when they report a crime. Revenge porn cases also saw a 23% drop in charges in recent years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 19 May 2019 08:58:01 +0000 Ofcom claims that a majority of UK homes and businesses can access ultra-fast broadband <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has released a new report which suggests that the majority (53%) of premises in the UK now have access to ultra-fast broadband which is defined as having download speeds above 300Mbit/s. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 03 May 2019 04:08:01 +0000 UK: Vodafone will launch 5G in 19 towns and cities this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has announced that it will launch its 5G network to the public in 19 cities and towns this year. The announcement comes just months after it concluded a successful trial of 5G. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:58:02 +0000 UK government is encouraging public sector organisations to use Office 365 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government is to begin encouraging public sector organisations to use Office 365. Microsoft outlined that the move would save the government money, enhance co-operation, and bolster security. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:18:02 +0000 Lockheed Martin will launch rockets from planned UK spaceport in the early 2020s <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK is aiming to have rockets take off from Sutherland, Scotland by the early 2020s from a newly built spaceport. Spaceports are also expected to be built in Glasgow, Cornwall, and Snowdonia. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:38:01 +0000 Free Wi-Fi is coming to train services across England and Wales by 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government is spending £47.8m to bring fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi to trains in five rail franchise areas across England and Wales - including the new TSGN super-franchise - from 2017. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:20:01 +0000