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Author: Andrew Maguire

SnapChat Maps

Snapchat is very much of its time. It is exclusively mobile-based, which even a few years ago would have seemed a disadvantage, and can make even Facebook and Twitter seem comparatively old. Whether it's a fad or not, it has all the intensity of one,...

The iPhone at Ten

The iPhone is ten years old, and since its launch in 2007 Apple have sold over a billion of them. This popularity wasn't always expected. Some experts predicted it would only interest gadget geeks; others said early hype would disappear as flaws became evident. But...

#TourismNI

Visitors to South West College recently marvelled at the tourist attractions of Northern Ireland. Last week, we hosted staff from Northern College in Ontario Canada, a college with an international reputation in civil and environmental engineering at technician and graduate level, and Aaron R. Klooster...

Ransomware attacks

Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. The ransomware attacks hit banks, hospitals, and companies in 150 countries. Huge organisations were compromised, including FedEx in the US, Renault factories in France and the NHS in the UK. In Germany, train arrival and...

Mental Health Awareness Week

A major theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is that mental illness, despite not always carrying the same physical, outward symptoms, is just as important as physical illness. In the past, this hasn't been the case; mental health has often been swept under...

Renewable Energy

Last Friday Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the 1880s, in what the National Grid called a "watershed" moment. Considering that the next day was Earth Day, it couldn’t have come at a better time,...

Catering For The Stars

2016 was a good year for Irish football, with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland enjoying success at Euro 2016 in France. Last summer, before Northern Ireland set off on this adventure, South West Colleges catering students were amongst those who prepared food...