Category Word to the Wise

When it comes to technology, there’s so much jargon floating around. If you don’t know your ASCII from your earbuds – this is the place to come!

What is WhatsApp?

Mike says: “WhatsApp is probably my favourite messaging app that I use on my phone (I have lots! Including the unpopular Google Hangouts, I’m still trying to make that ‘a thing’). WhatsApp allows you to have group text chats and… 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 →

BBC R&D, Virtual Reality and Binaural Sound

Updated: 27/03/20 In this article, I want to tell you about a few interesting bits and pieces that the BBC are doing at the moment – but first, a few quick definitions: What is Binaural Sound? The BBC explain it… Continue Reading →

What is downloading?

What is Downloading? Downloading is just the technical term for copying something from the internet to your computer, tablet or smartphone.  For example, when you download an app from the app store for your phone, what you’re doing is copying… Continue Reading →

What is Ransomware?

Applies to – Anyone who uses a computer or laptop and regularly checks their email After a lovely gentleman contacted me yesterday regarding a nasty email that he received, I thought I’d tell you a bit more about a certain… Continue Reading →

Chromecast – how to set one up and use it.

Updated 24/4/20 Sometimes it’s easier to share a funny video with your friends on a bigger screen or show them your holiday pictures on a screen they can all see, rather than all huddling around the tiny screen on your… Continue Reading →

How-To: Control a Fire Stick

Hello. If you’ve never heard of a Fire Stick before, it’s something you can use to turn a normal TV into a “smart” TV, and you can watch online “catch up” programmes on it. They’re made by Amazon and you… Continue Reading →

A Tip for Tim… Google Authenticator

Applies to: Tim (and anyone else who uses the app) What is Google Authenticator Google Says: “Google Authenticator generates 2-Step Verification codes on your phone. 2-Step Verification provides stronger security for your Google Account by requiring a second step of… Continue Reading →

What the heck is a DNS and do I need to change mine?

What is DNS?

Google says: “The Domain Name System (DNS) protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup.”

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