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UPS Store steps up to help small businesses ‘close the deal’ on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25. Not all business owners will win the day simply by opening, however – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers and repeat customers, and the UPS Store is helping by offering a Closer Kit. The Small Business ... Read More »

iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Updates Now Available to Download: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS The iOS 11.1 update has 70 new emoji characters The update brings back 3D Touch App Switcher that was live until iOS 11 Apple has also released new watchOS and tvOS updates Weeks after rolling out three minor updates to iOS 11, Apple has released iOS 11.1 as the first major point release of its latest platform. The new update is available for ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens Is Headed to 29 New Markets

As demand for mixed reality grows in the modern workplace, Microsoft has announced that it has brought its mixed reality smart-glass HoloLens to 29 new European markets. At the Future Decoded event in London on Wednesday, Microsoft outlined its vision for mixed reality in front of over 15,000 IT and business decision makers who came to talk about current and emerging trends happening at ... Read More »

Verizon’s Tim Armstrong and analyst Michael Nathanson are coming to Code Media

Just in case you needed a reminder about the enormous change the media business is undergoing, you got a couple this week: Disney has considered buying parts of 21st Century Fox. Or, to put it another way: 21st Century Fox, which wanted to buy Time Warner just a few years ago, is now up for sale itself. The Department of Justice may ... Read More »

All you’ve ever wanted to know about a prostate exam, explains a Urological Surgeon

Too embarrassed to get your prostate checked? Gareth Brown, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health, explains why it’s well worth a few awkward moments. When I meet a man to check his prostate, the first thing I do is shake his hand. That’s the point when many of them realise I have big hands – and big fingers. It can add trepidation ... Read More »

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

I went to Poland for a state of the art health check

State-of-the-art medical technology (including MRI scans) can now offer a comprehensive picture of what is going on inside our bodies, flagging up potential health issues long before symptoms emerge, and helping to save lives. One in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, yet 90% of common cancers can be cured if caught early, and cardiovascular disease and degenerative ... Read More »

Larry Lamb on how to love old age

When it comes to healthy ageing, a quick internet search will throw up all sorts of complicated suggestions as to how to keep yourself looking and feeling young. However, according to Eastenders and Gavin & Stacey actor Larry Lamb, 69, the answers to this time-old question are pretty simple. Here, he calls upon first-hand experience to give us his own top tips for staying ship-shape ... Read More »

Experts are urging people to be alert to the symptoms of norovirus

It’s the winter sickness bug everybody dreads, but reports suggest that cases of norovirus could be on the rise again this season. Such concerns have lead Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, to urge people to be alert for symptoms of the stomach bug – which is highly contagious. This comes after a 2016 outbreak of norovirus caused nine hospital wards to close in ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images Twitter slightly beat Wall Street’s expectations for its third-quarter earnings but reported that it had overstated monthly users since late 2014. The company on Thursday said it added 4 million monthly users during the third quarter and grew daily users by 14%, a much-needed improvement from the zero new users added during the previous quarter . But the embattled ... Read More »