New Apps To Help You Protect Your Contact Details and Prevent Credit Card Fraud.
Part of the reason why our email boxes are constantly filling up with promotional messages is that we’ve given companies our details and can’t change them easily.
Now there are 2 new apps that combine to help you to take back control.
MPs Want 'Roaming' Allowed In Poor Coverage Areas.
The cross-party ‘British Infrastructure Group’ of 90 backbench MPs have asked mobile phone companies operating in the UK to work together to enable customers to roam between networks in places where reception is poor.
How Hackers Used Smart Household Devices To Launch A Massive Online Attack.
In a worrying change of tactics, hackers have used the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to launch an online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the DNS service ‘Dyn’ with global consequences.
Now There's More Mobile Than Desktop Web Traffic.
'Desktop' has always been the way that most people access the web although this trend has been in decline in recent years. Now the latest figures show that mobile access overtook desktop for the first time in October.
StatCounter figures for October have shown the balance tipping towards desktop for the first time last month with 51.3% of global web traffic accessing the web using smart-phones and tablets.
Virtual Reality Finds Its Place In The Real World
Far from being something confined to the world of games or being something that has potential for the future, virtual reality is being used now in important and beneficial ways.
Tech Tip - Doodle On A Web Page.
With Windows 10 computers (with touch screens) there is a new doodle feature in the Edge browser which allows you draw / doodle on a web page.
To activate this helpful little feature tap the pen and paper icon in the Edge’s menu bar, choose your pen of choice, and start doodling. If you hold down the pen type you can change the hues and sizes. You can also copy parts of the page and save them to OneNote.
Some Options For Getting Rid Of Your Old Mobile Phone.
It is thought that there are more than 75 million unused mobile phone handsets currently in the UK, so rather than leaving it the drawer or even binning it, many people are swapping their old handset for money and / or the feel-good factor.
9 Out of 10 Businesses Fear ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Rule.
When the GDPR data protection regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018, a Symantec survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 businesses are not confident that that they will be able to delete customer data on request.
Tech Tip - Finding The Original Control Panel In Windows 10
The Settings Panel is easy to find and use, but if you're just getting used to Windows 10 but you'd feel more comfortable if you could at least find the original old Control Panel, it can be done. Here's how.