What is smishing?

Smishing has become a growing threat due to the frequent use of mobile phones, but what exactly is it? We explain in our post.

How to check if my home Internet/ Wi-Fi network has been hacked

If your home internet or WiFi network has been slower than usual lately, this might be because it has been compromised. The hacker might be using your network to do various things including illegal downloads of entertainment files like music playlists and videos, and even stealing your personal information. So how can you check if … Continued

What is voice recognition software and how does it work?

Digital voice assistants are getting more and more popular, changing the way we search, shop and access online services. Devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home have started to become an integral part of every smart home or office, with voice-enabled smart speakers predicted to reach 55% of US households by 2022. Their popularity is … Continued

Where should you store your photos now that Flickr has been acquired?

It was recently announced that photo hosting company SmugMug has acquired Flickr, bringing two photography communities together. So, what’s changing and how is this going to affect the stack of photographs you store on these platforms? SmugMug have said that they do not intend to merge the two companies into one, which means that they’ll … Continued

Is my smartphone listening to me?

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re talking to a friend about your next holiday, for example, and the next time you use the search engine on your smartphone or one of the social media apps, you’re served up adverts about holiday destinations? There are thousands of cases where people claim that they … Continued

What is YouTube Go?

Google has created YouTube Go, an app which will bring the global video-sharing website offline and to a global audience. The app is designed for users who live in areas with poor internet connectivity and are concerned with their data usage. YouTube Go enables users to save and download videos for offline viewing, a service … Continued

What is the difference between 4G and 5G?

The fourth generation of mobile connectivity started to make waves in the late 2000s. 4G made mobile internet speeds up to 500 times faster than 3G and allowed support for HD TV on mobile, high–quality video calls, and fast mobile browsing. The development of 4G was a massive feat for mobile technology, especially for the … Continued

Smart Toys: A Security Hazard?

As the holiday season approaches, parents will breathe a sigh of relief when they get to give their child the toy they really wanted. This year, there is a strong likelihood that this could be what is known as a ‘smart toy’, a new breed of toy offering Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Why do they … Continued

How can I spot a fake app?

Today, apps are everywhere. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet probably has many apps installed for everything from games and entertainment to shopping and productivity. However, with millions being spent on apps every day, there’s a growing threat of counterfeit phone apps which are not always easy to spot. But there are steps you can … Continued