Top tips for limiting your child’s screen time

Known as digital natives, young people today love using and learning about technology. It helps them stay informed with the wider world, speak with friends and play games. This is all crucial for their learning and development, but spending too much time on laptops, smartphones and tablets can have a negative effect too. It can … Continued

What is Instagram TV?

Earlier in June, social media platform Instagram launched Instagram TV (IGTV) – a new long-form video sharing service. Using this application, users will be able to upload videos of up to one hour in length. Video capabilities have previously been available on Instagram but were only limited to a maximum of 30 seconds for a … Continued

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

How can I download a copy of my Facebook data?

Perhaps you already know that Facebooks stores all your data, but did you know that you can download it and flick trough what you have been sharing on the platform since you joined? Facebook have build a self-service tool to offer account holders the opportunity to download their personal data, including posts, photos and videos … Continued

What is an app-only bank?

The widespread use of smartphones and tablets has led to the digitization of many services. Now you can shop, pay your bills and even bank by only using your smartphone. Just like cash machines negate the need to visit the branch during open hours to withdraw money, the Internet is challenging the assumption that we … 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