Category Archives: Hints & Tips

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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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAPTOP

Finding the right laptop that suits your needs does require a bit of thought before stumping up the cash. The size, memory, weight, processor speed and so on are all important factors and different things suit different people.  As I’ve said before on this blog, doing the ground work and reading the online reviews is…
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Fantastic Free Wi-Fi and Where To Find it

Free Wi-Fi is all over the place these days.  It makes sense to log onto a Wi-Fi hotspot instead of using your mobile data allowance for internet browsing or messaging.  Some Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t that easy to get onto once you are there.  Here are a few tips on accessing free Wi-fi in public areas…
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Popular Website Tweaks & Fixes

Turn-off Amazon suggestion emails I used to be a fan of Amazon until the relationship hit a few bumps in the road.  After almost being duped into signing up to Amazon Prime without actually asking to was the last straw.  One of my biggest ‘other’ gripes with Amazon was their email pushes which are based…
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CLOUD BACKUP SERVICES

Cloud backup is becoming more and more popular at the moment taking away the need to save your files to either an external hard drive device or online storage services such as Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive (both of which I happen to use).  The backups can happen automatically in the background and if you have…
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