How to prepare your phone for a holiday abroad

The long wait for the holiday of a lifetime you booked months ago is finally over. Sun, blue sky and sandy beaches are ready to greet you. …But that probably won’t be enough to persuade you to part from your mobile phone. In our connected world, you’ll still want to stay in touch with friends … Continued

What is TSA Pre-Check?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has several Trusted Traveler programs which provide an improved passenger experience, while enhancing security and increasing system-wide efficiencies. The programs are customized based on travel needs. TSA Pre-Check is one of these programs, and is designed for travelers who primarily fly within the U.S. It provides expedited screening at … Continued

What is an ePassport?

  During the summer months, many of us will be travelling abroad. Travelling involves several considerations, most importantly, checking that you have your passport and that it is up-to-date. If you have recently applied for a new passport, you will notice that your passport is now an ePassport, as signified by this symbol: It is … Continued

What is a connected car?

Whether you have an interest in cars or not, you’ll probably have heard lots about a major new development in automotive technology: the connected car. But what does this really mean? Here’s a basic guide.   What is a connected car? In the simplest terms, a connected car is one that is connected to the … Continued

How to connect Bluetooth speakers to your mobile

Whether you’d like to take your wireless speaker out for a picnic, on vacation or simply fill a room in your house with sound, connecting your mobile to your speaker can be a little tricky. Here’s a quick guide that will run through the steps needed to make sure you won’t have to rely on … Continued

How can I avoid overseas data roaming charges?

Whether you’re looking for a hotel, trying to communicate in a foreign language or simply phoning home, your smartphone can be vital when abroad. However, using it to send or receive data via foreign network operators can incur high data roaming charges.   Here are five tips to help ensure you avoid any sky-high data … Continued


Biometrics are on the rise — and they’re coming to a store, street and office near you. The private sector is funneling billions of dollars into researching and developing facial recognition and analysis technologies that can provide new consumer insights to advertisers and businesses.