10 fun tips and tricks for your new Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is taking the world by storm. The new AI virtual assistant is helping people automate their homes, organize their lives and get the latest information. It’s an incredibly powerful gadget, but if you have just bought or been given one, you’re probably wondering how to make the most of it. Here are … Continued

Amazon Echo: 3 things to be careful about

The Amazon Echo is an excellent AI Bluetooth speaker. This voice-powered assistant can tell you the news, order a taxi to your door and answer almost any general knowledge question out there. But you should be careful that you’re using it correctly and safely. Here is a quick rundown to make sure that nothing goes … Continued

How do I know if I’ve been blocked on messenger?

On JAG we’ve already talked about how you can tell if your message has been read, but how do you know if you’ve been blocked? Yes, it does happen. Almost all the popular messenger services – iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook – come with the option to block someone. If you’re not sure your messages are being … Continued

How do I know the news I read online is real?

Since the US election, there’s been a debate over the role of fake news in influencing how people decided how to vote. Fake news – which can spread particularly quickly through social media sites like Facebook, prompting this response from Mark Zuckerberg – arises online for several reasons. Sometimes, these articles are deliberate attempts to … Continued

What is Google Maps’ Popular Times feature?

Most people have heard of Google Maps, that life-saving app on your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, which can help you navigate through a new place. But have you heard of a relatively new feature on the app, Popular Times? We’ve all been there – you want to go to a new restaurant your best … Continued

How to measure your Internet speed

Nowadays, everyone knows your Internet connection is important. Whether you’re streaming music on a service like Spotify, using a smart home device to make managing your household quick and easy, or trying out a personal assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home, the speed of your Internet is vital. There’s nothing more annoying than your … Continued

How does the SIM card in your mobile work?

A SIM card stands for a Subscriber Identity Module, and it’s actually a small computer, but much, much smaller. The SIM card has a number of jobs that are essential to how your mobile phone works. Identity verification One of the most important jobs of the SIM card is to identify you as the genuine … Continued

If I change my SIM, do I lose the apps installed on my phone?

No, your SIM contains your phone information and your contacts. Apps, pictures, and videos are stored on your phone’s memory (either internal or on the SD card), so you can change the SIM and not worry about having to download all your apps again.

My phone is PUK locked, what can I do?

PUK stands for Pin Unlock Code. Your phone will only ask for this if you have locked your SIM by entering the incorrect PIN multiple times. When this happens, you’ll need to call your mobile network operator for the PUK code. Only they can give it to you. You then have 10 chances to enter … Continued

How does a wireless charger work?

Wireless chargers make convenient purchases for gadget users who can’t be bothered to plug in their device and sit by a socket. Providing your device comes with embedded wireless charging technology, you can now charge up your device without it being physically linked up to the energy source. This new technology is thanks to the … Continued