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Barclay Ballard
Barclay Ballard

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick, Barclay worked for a year in outdoor advertising. A keen music fan, Barclay previously reviewed singles for a Midlands-based music website while studying. He quit work to travel around Europe for 6 weeks, before deciding it was time to return to reality. When he isn't freelance writing, Barclay enjoys seeing his hopes and dreams inevitably crushed while supporting Tottenham Hotspur.

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Google 'encourages' users of old browsers to get with the times

1 hour ago  by Barclay Ballard
Google 'encourages' users of old browsers to get with the times
The Mountain View-based company has begun showing the 2013 version of its search homepage to those using out-of-date web browsers, in a change that users have criticised as "heavy handed."

Nokia's map service, Here, arriving on Samsung smartphones

18 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Nokia's map service, Here, arriving on Samsung smartphones
With the South Korean phone-giant looking to lessen its reliance on Google applications, the company has turned to Nokia's map service, including it on smartphones and its Gear S smartwatch.

Invite-only system to end as OnePlus One becomes available for pre-order

20 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Invite-only system to end as OnePlus One becomes available for pre-order
The Chinese firm has announced that the hard-to-acquire smartphone may become more readily available, with a pre-order system expected to launch by October.

Samsung unveils world's first curved soundbar to match TV

23 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Samsung unveils world's first curved soundbar to match TV
The South Korean firm has announced that the HW-H7500/H7501 soundbar is part of the company's "Total Curved Solution" and will offer 8.1 channel support with two speaker units on each side.

Europe's largest startup competition, PITCH, gets even bigger

01 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Europe's largest startup competition, PITCH, gets even bigger
The event, which takes place at the Web Summit, Dublin, has expanded this year, with 200 startups now competing for the prestigious title and $100,000 prize fund.

Microsoft's OneDrive update merges personal and work accounts

29 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft's OneDrive update merges personal and work accounts
The software giant has announced a series of updates for the app across Android, Windows Phone and iOS platforms, including enhanced functionality and tighter security settings.