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.

What is a transit card?

A transit card is the card you use for public transportation (such as the subway or bus in your city).  The card usually has a magnetic stripe or a chip, and contains a stored prepaid value for you to use when you go through the turnstile or board.  The purpose of a transit card is … Continued

Asia: The Wired Continent – India

Welcome to part three of the five-part series on Asia, “The Wired Continent.” In this edition, JustAskGemalto explores digital life in India. In India, connecting and communicating are the two biggest priorities for digital life. As a result, use of social media and mobile phones are two of the most popular technology trends in the … Continued