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The Forgotten Songs of Spotify

I was scrolling through Twitter the other day and someone I follow had posted a link to a website called Forgotify. This website promises to find songs on Spotify that no one else has ever listened to (on Spotify)! Spotify… Continue Reading →

Hello all, I’m Kathryn!

Before coming to Helpful Books, I worked for another publishing company in the Lakes, making revision guides and workbooks for school students – mainly French, English, Drama and History.  I’ve also worked as a barmaid, a waitress, an English teaching… Continue Reading →

Should you install updates during the Coronavirus outbreak?

Applies to: Mostly Windows 10. Hello, I hope this Journal Post finds you safe and well I’ve been asked a few times in the past week about installing Windows (and other) updates during this difficult time and if they should… Continue Reading →

Phone/Broadband/TV companies response to the Coronavirus

Hello, This page was last updated 30-March-2020 16.20am Various companies are offering support during this difficult time. Here’s a list of phone/broadband/TV companies, a brief outline of what they are offering and a link to their more details page. If… Continue Reading →

Mike’s Chill-out Playlist ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Hello, I started writing an article yesterday about how to spot old news on Facebook and Twitter, but I haven’t finished that yet… So here’s some music I love relaxing to (Obviously I’d never listen to any of this during… Continue Reading →

Word To The Wise: TLDR

Well, I’ve learnt something new today! TLDR or as it’s sometimes written TL;DR means “Too Long; Didn’t Read”. If I’ve written a long article about, say, Microsoft Edge Updates and someone posts a comment saying “TLDR”, it means something like… Continue Reading →

Decide what Mike & Jess talk about in a future ICTV Episode…

In our last Inner Circle TV episode, we talked about giving you the option to vote on what we talk about. This Journal post gives a bit more detail about each of the voting options. Vote now either below or… Continue Reading →

Samsung’s Find My Mobile ‘1’ error…

Hello, I’ve just been pottering in the warehouse here at Helpful HQ and the news came on about Samsung’s mishap this morning (Thursday 20th Feb). Laura and Jade, who work here, were listening to the radio too and said that… Continue Reading →

How not to address a letter (Royal Mail doesn’t want this)

There is a right way to address a letter and a wrong way… See if you can spot all the mistakes on the letter above! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had a few letters sent back to us… Continue Reading →

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