Top tips for speeding up your computer

As society looks towards AI and robotics to increase our productivity and assist our everyday working and social life, experiencing a slow computer can appear to be something that shouldn’t happen anymore. Yet, this is a problem many needlessly face every day. Whether it is when starting up your laptop or flicking between applications on … Continued

How do I check if a website is down?

Sometimes when you are browsing the Web you’ll hit a website that looks like it’s offline. But how can you tell if it’s really down, or whether your connection is the problem. On Mobile and tablets (with SIMs) If you were using Wi-Fi, have you just walked out of range? Or is your Wi-Fi turned … Continued

How do I turn off location tagging on my smartphone camera?

Did you know that when you take a digital photograph, it’s possible that it can pinpoint exactly where you were in the world when you took it? That’s because every time you take a digital photo, the image file also contains something called EXIF data. EXIF data stores all sorts of other things to help … Continued

Do my Snapchats really disappear?

We’ve talked about Snapchat on JustAskGemalto before. It’s a mobile messenger service which makes your photos and text messages disappear forever after a few seconds. You can also do other cool things like read the news in short clips, take photos with Augmented Reality filters and build your own “story” each day. Click here to … Continued

What is Mastodon?

You might have heard about Mastodon, an increasingly popular, open-source social network fast establishing itself as a rival to Twitter. There are lots of similarities with Twitter. You can set up a profile, make updates to your timeline, post short messages which have a character limit (although greater than Twitter’s – 500 characters) and follow … Continued

Wearables: how do they help me?

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in wearables. But just as with all new technology there are people that are skeptical if they are useful and worthwhile or just another gimmick. There are many types of wearable, so it’s important to treat each case as it comes. Wearable devices arguably started … Continued

How to stay safe on mobile dating apps

Mobile dating has never been so popular. The rise of apps like Tinder has created a new cultural phenomenon, allowing you to start conversations with strangers and arrange dates. While it’s fun, it’s important to remember some basic safety tips when using dating apps. They’re easy to remember and won’t hinder your search for love. … 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