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

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

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

The best apps for secure messaging

People are wondering if they should secure and protect the messages they send via apps. Some are worried that hackers will read their private thoughts, and others worry about indiscriminate surveillance. Whatever your reason for wanting to keep your messages private and secure, we have the perfect list of apps for you to choose from. … 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