Category Archives: Hints & Tips

New Apps are in bloom

Spring is in the air and there are new Apps in bloom ripe for the picking. Previously on Digital Speak, I've reviewed new applications (apps) for phones and tablets.  Since Apps play a part in our lives more and more, it seems fitting to include them as a regular feature on the blog.   There…
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What’s slowing down your Wi-Fi?

  We massively rely on Wi-Fi these days, don't we?  At home, at work, on the train, in the bath?  Perhaps not so much in the bath. Fifteen years ago (or so) having Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) was a bit of a luxury at home but we didn't rely on it that much as the home…
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How secure are your emails?

  Of all the communication mediums we use, email is proven to be the least secure.  A user name and password is the standard method for secure access for most things but hackers can usually find ways around it if we are not careful.  Once you send the email, unless the text is properly encrypted, it's…
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WPA3 Wi-Fi Security – A guided tour

  Wi-Fi network security came under threat last year when the KRACK vulnerability struck. I covered this in a post back in October 2017 - What's the Krack?  It's a Wi-Fi security vulnerability since you ask?   WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) is an upgraded version of WPA2 (of course) that provides improved security for…
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Running out of storage space?

It's all very well having electronic devices in our lives like PCs, laptops, smart phones and tablets, but in order to work as they should, they require a certain amount of maintenance.     These computer driven devices have storage space for not only keeping files, photos and video clips but they also need space for the…
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Are you making the most of GOOGLE SEARCH?

We take Google Search for granted these days.  Google itself started out as a research project in 1996 and is now a super big multinational technology corporation valued at around $109 Billion (£81 Billion).   At the heart of Google is the search engine that uses some really clever  algorithms to tell us just about…
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT HEADPHONES

Depending on your needs, there are a range of different types of headphones with a range of prices.  This post covers the different types available and provides a few tips on what to look for when buying.     Like most consumer goods, you normally get what you pay for and headphones can start at…
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TOP FIVE – Maps & Navigation apps

Using an online map, satnav (Satellite Navigation) or navigation app is pretty much the norm these days instead of pulling out a copy of the A-Z.   Whether we’re in the car, using public transport or on foot, we rely quite heavily now on this technology even more so.     Having an app installed on your smartphone showing…
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WHATSAPP all the fuss about?

It's all about Instant Messaging! Instant messaging seems to have become even more popular than text messaging.  You would be hard pressed not to have heard of WHATSAPP, even if you don’t use it. So, what is WHATSAPP?  It’s basically a cross platform free instant messaging service (app) for smartphones that has grown massively in…
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Even More Useful Apps…and they’re free too!

Since there are so many apps available (an app for everything as they say) this is probably going to be a regular feature on Digital Speak. Therefore, enjoy this selection of some of the new apps out there for use on Android, iOS and Windows phones and tablets. GUIDES BY LONELY PLANET Travel Platform: Android,…
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