Coronation Street on top, Manchester United on Twitter #TechTalk

Zombies, soap operas and football teams - today’s #TechTalk has it all. Plus, why is broadband at the bottom of the class in Wales?

Welsh school broadband gets no gold stars

There are plenty of things that can hinder schoolwork for kids: watching TV, losing textbooks, playing hooky to sneak into town for a furtive game of footie, to name but a few. Although as responsible people, we never did any of that. Ahem.

Anyway, now you can add another one to the list: slow broadband.

Education watchdog Estyn has said that inadequate broadband in Welsh schools is hindering kids' studies. The organisation looked at schools across Wales and found that around half of them reported slow connections made using the web in class difficult.

It's not all bad news though - Estyn also identified ICT standards in half of the primary and secondary schools as "good" or "excellent".

For more, check out BBC News.

Apple's App Store is full of 'zombies'

The majority of apps on Apple's App Store are 'zombies', according to new research.

The study, by marketing research company Adeven, found that two-thirds of apps in the App Store are rarely downloaded. It calls these apps 'zombies' - apps not found on any top lists that Apple publishes.

The company says: "579,001 apps out of a total of 888,856 apps in our database are zombies, We can't say exactly how many downloads they have - Apple doesn't reveal this - but it is very small."

Interesting, but we think calling them zombies is a little misleading. They're not going to do any damage to your brain - everyone knows that's what TV's for. Speaking of which...

Coronation Street triumphs at the Freesat Awards 2013

Some battles rage eternal. Good vs evil, light vs dark and, of course, Coronation Street vs EastEnders.

This time it's Corrie that's chalked up a win, claiming the Best British Soap gong at this week's Freesat Awards 2013.

The show beat off strong competition from the likes of Emmerdale, Holby City, Pobol y Cwm, Doctors, Casualty, Hollyoaks, River City and, of course, arch-rival EastEnders to claim the prize.

Some of the cast turned up to collect the award, including Samia Ghadie, Sol Heras, Catherine Tyldesley and Marc Baylis.

Manchester United join Twitter

Manchester United are now on Twitter. That's good news for ... erm ... Manchester United fans who use Twitter.

Having said that, there's a lot of them, if this week's anything to go by. Within three hours of the football club joining Twitter, it had amassed 150,000 followers. The club's user name is @ManUtd, and its first tweet was the insightful: "New era, same spirit. The season starts here. Let's do this. #mufc"

But what about Manchester United's vast legion of foreign fans? The account has launched in English, but foreign language versions are set to follow.

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