Tech News : WhatsApp Rolls-Out Emojis and Sharing Of Files Over 2GB

Following last month’s announcement, Meta’s WhatsApp is rolling-out emojis and the ability to share files within WhatsApp up to 2GB in size. Communities  The new features are being added as part of WhatsApp’s “vision for Communities” where the idea is to “help people have the next best thing to an in-person conversation when they want to talk to […]

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 reading digital e-books, newspapers and magazines which the user downloads to the device. […]

Featured Article: Who Accepts CryptoCoins Now?

With its volatile past and with a recent survey showing that almost one-third of small businesses in the US now accept them as payment, we look at who accepts CryptoCoins in payment for goods and services. Cryptocurrencies  CryptoCoins / cryptocurrencies are digital/virtual currencies, secured by cryptography with no central issuing or regulating authority and don’t […]

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 and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), he outlined what Ukraine’s […]

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 profile icon (top right) […]

Tech News : Apple, Google and Microsoft In Password Collaboration

Apple, Google and Microsoft have announced that they are joining forces to support a common passwordless sign-in standard that will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure and easy sign-ins across devices and platforms. The Problem With Password-Only   Relying on password-only authentication is known to present many risks and challenges such as managing multiple […]

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, education and business. The very first VR headset / head-mounted display (HMD) dates […]

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 than 5G. – Reduce your screen refresh rate (via […]