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Tech Tip – How To Make A Group Voice Call Using WhatsApp

Tech Tip – How To Make A Group Voice Call Using WhatsApp

If you need to hold a group, you’ll be pleased to know that WhatsApp allows users to make a group voice call for up to 32 participants for free! Here’s how: - Open the group chat you want to voice call. - Tap ‘Voice call’ and confirm your decision. The first seven...

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Tech News: New Spy-Spotting App From MI5

Tech News: New Spy-Spotting App From MI5

The UK government’s MI5-run ‘Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure’ has launched a new app to help people spot approaches from foreign spies and organised criminals seeking sensitive information. Really? How Big Is The Problem?  According to MI5, it...

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Featured Article : What’s Ahead for WhatsApp?

Featured Article : What’s Ahead for WhatsApp?

Following the launch of the new business-focused WhatsApp Cloud API, we take a look at where Facebook’s (i.e. Meta) popular secure chat app is heading. Cloud API  Last week, Facebook’s WhatsApp announced that it was opening WhatsApp to all businesses and developers...

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Tech Tip –  Windows 11 : Customise Your Touchscreen Keyboard

Tech Tip – Windows 11 : Customise Your Touchscreen Keyboard

If you have a touchscreen PC, Windows 11 gives you the option to customise the touch keyboard with different colours and themes. Here’s how: - To enable the touch keyboard in the first place, right-click the taskbar and select ‘Taskbar settings’. - Click on ‘Touch...

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Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Gmail Account

Tech Tip – Backing Up Your Gmail Account

If, like many people, you have a Gmail account that contains all manner of important personal and / or business emails, Gmail’s ‘Takeout’ feature provides a handy way to back them up. Here’s how to use it: - Log in to your Google and go to Gmail. - Click on the...

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Security Stop-Press : Scam Warning – Fake Charity Websites

Security Stop-Press : Scam Warning – Fake Charity Websites

A warning has been issued by the BBC, following its own investigation, to beware of the hundreds of fake charity websites that have now been set up by scammers to trick people into donating money to the people and the military of Ukraine. Some have even been using...

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Tech News : ICANN’T Delete Russian Domains

Tech News : ICANN’T Delete Russian Domains

ICANN, the US-based non-profit organisation responsible for overseeing the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) has turned down a request by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister to revoke Russian domain names. The Request  In a published response from Göran Marby, President...

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Featured Article: Who Accepts CryptoCoins Now?

Featured Article: Who Accepts CryptoCoins Now?

With its volatile past and with a recent survey showing that almost one-third of US small businesses now accept them as payment, we look who accepts CryptoCoins in payment for goods and services. Cryptocurrencies  CryptoCoins / cryptocurrencies are a digital or...

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Tech Insight : Ereaders? Amazon, Kobo … And The Others

Tech Insight : Ereaders? Amazon, Kobo … And The Others

In this insight, we look what ereaders are, their strengths and weaknesses, and popular makes and models. Ereaders  Ereaders / e-book readers / e-book devices are mobile electronic devices that look similar to tablets and are designed primarily for the purpose of...

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Tech Insight : Where Are We At With VR These Days?

Tech Insight : Where Are We At With VR These Days?

In this insight, we look at where Virtual Reality (VR) is now, plus what predictions there are for its future. Potted History  Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated and fully immersive experience that obscures the natural world, which is used for entertainment,...

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Tech Tip – How To Reduce Your Phone Battery Consumption

Tech Tip – How To Reduce Your Phone Battery Consumption

With so many of us depending on our smartphones for many aspects of our business and personal life, and with electricity prices rising, here are some ways to reduce battery consumption and save electricity: - Use Dark Mode (for OLED screens). - Stick with 4G rather...

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Tech Tip – A Neat Way To Remove The Background From A Photo

Tech Tip – A Neat Way To Remove The Background From A Photo

If you need a really fast and simple way to remove the background from any photo, you may wish to try using ‘removebg’. Here’s how it works: - Go to www.remove.bg. - Click on ‘Upload An Image’ to upload the photo from your device that you would like to remove the...

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Tech News : Pernicious Pegasus Plagues (Another) Prime-Minister

Tech News : Pernicious Pegasus Plagues (Another) Prime-Minister

With many governments (including the UK Government) being targeted with Pegasus phone-spying software, there’s now news that Spain’s PM’s has also been hit. What Is Pegasus?  Pegasus spyware is sold by Israeli-based NSO Group to governments to carry out surveillance...

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Featured Article : How Can Musk Add Revenue To Twitter?

Featured Article : How Can Musk Add Revenue To Twitter?

In this article, we look at the immediate challenges ahead for Twitter with Elon Musk now at the helm, plus we look at some of the likely ways that he could start adding more revenue. What Happened?  Billionaire Elon Musk recently became Twitter’s largest shareholder...

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Tech Insight : Recording Calls On Your Mobile

Tech Insight : Recording Calls On Your Mobile

In this article, we look at the legal issues around recording calls on your mobile, and the different methods for doing so. Is It Legal To Record Phone Calls On Your Mobile?  In the UK, as an individual mobile phone user, generally speaking, secretly recording a...

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Tech News : Watching TV To Be Allowed In Automated Vehicles

Tech News : Watching TV To Be Allowed In Automated Vehicles

The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that following changes to The Highway Code, users of automated vehicles will be allowed to watch TV on built-in screens. Viewing Content On Built-In Screens  Following a public consultation launched a...

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Featured Article : Nightmare at Netflix?

Featured Article : Nightmare at Netflix?

In this article, we look at the possible causes of the recent large losses of Netflix subscribers, and what’s next for the global streaming giant. 200,000 Subscribers Lost  In its Q1 results, the world’s biggest global streaming service, Netflix, revealed that it had...

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Tech News : Pegasus Spyware Discovered In Downing Street

Tech News : Pegasus Spyware Discovered In Downing Street

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has reported finding evidence that Pegasus spyware was being used to listen-in on UK government networks for 10 Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO) in 2020 and 2021. Pegasus  Pegasus spyware is sold by...

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