Sunshine, laughter, the chuckle of a child, water, swimming, twinkling nature, mountains, rivers, a lover’s kiss and yes, even software. Comparing software to the free warmth of the sun and a cool refreshing breeze may jolt and jar but given that so many of us spend lots of time on computers it’s nice to know that there is the digital equivalent of mother natures’ bounty. Check this list of free software and you may not only be pleasantly surprised but you could also save money.
Have you ever had a problem with a slow internet connection? Is it something that happens consistently? Does it happen even when you only have a few devices connecting to your network? If so, you might have someone leeching off your Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The mobile payment arena is characterised by lots of payment platforms and proprietary digital wallets, and not a lot of retailers accepting them. Apple has changed the game with Apple Pay, its astute partnerships with banks and retailers, and its security. But are mobile payments set to become commonplace?
As a parent all you want to do is make sure the kids are safe online. It sounds easy enough but without stepping all over the children’s privacy it’s certainly not simple. Communication is central and ladles of diplomacy are often required too. Today’s teens are the true digital generation and they’re well versed in all the important apps used by their peer groups. But are they aware of the dangers and are you? To bring you up to speed, below is a run-down of the most popular apps/sites used by today’s teens.
The craze for wearable tech is just building up ahead of steam. But when interconnected wearables become common, today’s smart watches will seem like yesterday’s clunky grey box PCs. The enticing thing about wearable devices connecting with each other is the amazing potential but with great opportunity comes great risk and unless security is nailed down from the beginning we could see wearables becoming just as hackable as today’s computers.
There’s some very powerful spy software available for snooping on mobile phones. But nobody would spy on you would they? Well, bugging happens at all sorts of levels from political worthies to anonymous everyday people. If you find your mobile phone chewing through battery life or your data usage rockets skywards, these could be signs of snooping. And if not read on to become acquainted with snooping clues, in this age of mass surveillance they could be very useful.
Hardening your wireless network is always a good idea. It stops others from ‘leeching’ your Wi-Fi and also deters potential hackers. It’s also straightforward, doesn’t require technical knowledge and can be done in minutes. Read on for a few tips.
Some are really simple like clicking a few boxes, others require a little bit more effort, but you’ll be amazed at the difference.
Fed up with your once cool iPhone? Tired of your fading Android device? Want to switch but just the thought of moving your contacts, photos, tunes, apps, games and all those other things you have on your device leaves you feeling slightly crazed and twitchy? Don’t despair. It can be done and it won’t leave you feeling that plucking your hair out, one follicle at a time, is a less painful option.
You can say whatever you like about the internet but what you can’t deny is the vast repository of free ebooks it offers for avid readers. Hundreds and thousands of titles are available from deep tech to swooning romance and literary classics – and even free audio books. And here’s a list of twenty free ebook sites from the well-known and popular to the sometimes obscure and fringe.