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Tech News : 60% Of Us Will Have Digital Wallets By 2026

Tech News : 60% Of Us Will Have Digital Wallets By 2026

While some people are busy asking whether we’re seeing the death of cryptocurrencies, a new report says 60 percent of us will be using digital wallets by 2026. Digital Wallet Usage Driven By ‘Superapps’  A Juniper Research study says that the presence of ‘superapps’...

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Tech News : Chrome Cookie Removal – Delayed

Tech News : Chrome Cookie Removal – Delayed

Google has announced that due to the need for more time to evaluate alternatives, it is delaying (by nine months) its plans to rid Chrome of third-party tracking cookies. Third-Party Cookies  A cookie is a piece of code (used for tracking) that takes the form of a...

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Tech News : 1976 Apple Expected to Fetch $500,000

Tech News : 1976 Apple Expected to Fetch $500,000

A 1976 Apple-1 prototype, believed to have been owned by Steve Jobs and hand-soldered by Steve Wozniak is being auctioned and is expected to fetch around $500,000. At $400,000+ Already!  The prototype is essentially a broken circuit board with a crack in it but at the...

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Tech Tip : An Easy Way To Copy Web Data To Excel

Tech Tip : An Easy Way To Copy Web Data To Excel

Save time effort with this easy way to copy web data to excel. Instead of copying and pasting chunks of data at a time e.g., from a table on web page, simply copy the URL of the page you’d like to get the data from. Here’s how: - Open Excel. - Click on ‘Data’ (top...

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Tech News : Windows Overflow Added To Taskbar

Tech News : Windows Overflow Added To Taskbar

For those who have so many apps open that they run out of space on the taskbar, Microsoft is adding an overflow button where the excess ones can be accessed. Overflow – Button With Three Dots   For those who need it (i.e. those who are in the habit of having many apps...

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Tech Insight : Where Do People Get Their News From?

Tech Insight : Where Do People Get Their News From?

With young people now unlikely to read newspapers or watch the TV news, and following the latest Ofcom report, we look at which channels people get their news from. Decline of Printed Newspapers  Newspaper readership has been declining for many years but the drop in...

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Featured Article : How Many People Are Homeworking Now?

Featured Article : How Many People Are Homeworking Now?

With an ONS survey showing that from October to December 2019 and January to March 2022, homeworking in the UK more than doubled from 4.7 million to 9.9 million people, we take a closer look at the figures and what’s behind them. COVID 19 Pandemic Triggered Huge Rise...

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Tech News : Subway Surfing : Tube Talk

Tech News : Subway Surfing : Tube Talk

Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 have announced that their customers will be joining both Three and EE’s customers in having access to high-speed mobile connectivity on London’s Tube network, including within the tunnels. Joined BAI  As confirmed by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor...

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Tech News : Heated Seats ‘as a Service’

Tech News : Heated Seats ‘as a Service’

BMW UK is now offering ConnectedDrive owners Front Seat Heating for a £15 per month or £150 per year subscription. BMW ConnectedDrive Services  BMW ConnectedDrive Services use the smart / Internet connected element of the car to enable owners to use software to...

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Tech-Insight : Hot Weather & Hardware

Tech-Insight : Hot Weather & Hardware

In this tech-insight, we look how extreme heat can affect IT hardware and what measures you can take to keep the equipment cool and prevent damage. High Temperatures  Hot weather UK-style is not normally a problem. With an average temperature here of about...

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Featured-Article : Avoid Eyestrain

Featured-Article : Avoid Eyestrain

In this article, we look at what eyestrain is, what causes it, and the many measures you can take to prevent it. What Is Eyestrain?  Eyestrain is eye fatigue, caused by intensely focusing the eyes during a task, such as staring at a computer screen (or phone screen)...

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Tech Tip : Instant Google Search From Highlighted Text

Tech Tip : Instant Google Search From Highlighted Text

If you are reading a web page or blog in Google Chrome and come across a term you’d like to know about, Google has a built-in way to search for that term simply from you highlighting the text with your mouse. Here’s how it works: - In Google Chrome, find a term or...

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Featured-Article : Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365

Featured-Article : Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365

In this article, we take a brief look at the relative merits of Office 365 compared to Google Workspace and how Google’s recent introduction of features and greater integration have been aimed at challenging Microsoft 365’s dominant position. Google Workspace  Many of...

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Tech News : Dramatic Decrease in Crypto Consumption of Power

Tech News : Dramatic Decrease in Crypto Consumption of Power

Rising electricity prices, energy-hungry crypto mining operations and falling cryptocurrency prices are thought to be behind a significant decrease in the amount of electricity being used for crypto mining. What Is Crypto Mining?  Crypto mining, such as Bitcoin...

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Tech News : Why AI Systems Can’t Patent Inventions …Yet

Tech News : Why AI Systems Can’t Patent Inventions …Yet

Following a recent Intellectual Property Office (IPO) consultation, it has been decided that AI will not be allowed to patent inventions. What’s The Issue?  As highlighted by a legal battle dating back to 2018, some people believe that if AI systems invent something,...

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Tech Tip – Avoid Speeding Tickets With Google Maps Feature

Tech Tip – Avoid Speeding Tickets With Google Maps Feature

If you’re off on your holidays and days out to enjoy the warm weather, there’s an audible speed trap feature in Google Maps can help you monitor your speed and avoid a getting a ticket. Here’s how to use it: - In Google Maps, tap on your profile photo (top right). -...

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Tech-Insight : How To Fake Someone’s Voice

Tech-Insight : How To Fake Someone’s Voice

Following recent security concerns about Amazon’s plans to enable Alexa to mimic voices, we look at how easy it is to do, what the benefits are, and what risks it poses. Alexa The Mimic  Recently, Amazon announced that it was working on technology to enable its Alexa...

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Tech News : Age Check Face Scan For Instagram

Tech News : Age Check Face Scan For Instagram

Social media app Instagram has announced that it is testing new methods for age verification of users, including the use of a video selfie. What Are The Issues?  This latest announcement by Meta’s (Facebook) Instagram is an extension of an age verification program...

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