Recent Posts by Craig Rogers

Stuff that is not real

The term ‘not real’ deserves some explanation to put this article into context.   The subject can be as light or as in-depth as we choose, but the overall idea comes down to some basic elements and some thought-provoking messages about modern day life.  I’m referring to the importance and energy we as human beings put…
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More free Apps

DIGITAL SPEAK QUICK TIPS:  More free apps Here’s a roundup of some new apps available at the moment.   BestCrypt Explorer Platform: Android This handy free app is a file management tool that lets you store documents, photos, videos, sensitive files etc in a safe place using encryption.  If the worst should happen and lose…
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What are cookies?

Most websites these days prompt you to accept internet cookies or show a disclaimer that cookies are being used in some way on the website.  The name ‘cookie’ came about in 1994 when computer programmer, Lou Montulli came up with the concept of using magic cookies for web traffic communication.  The term magic cookie was…
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Are you addicted to social media ‘likes’?

Dopamine is a natural chemical released in the body by the brain and kidneys.  The chemical reaction sends signals between the brain and other nerve cells.  Dopamine neurons are then triggered in the brain.  I looked that up and that's about as sciencey as I'm going to get for now. The point being that dopamine…
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Wi-Fi gets a name change

The Wi-Fi standards committee have decided to update the technology and give Wi-Fi specifications a new naming convention.  Out goes the current 802.11xx and in comes Wi-Fi 6. This should be a lot more straight forward and easier to understand for all of us when it comes into effect in 2019. Wi-Fi 6, still known…
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New voice commands for Smart speakers

If you’re using smart speakers or assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home or Apple’s Siri, there are new voice commands being added all the time to enhance the service.  The list below provides some of the latest commands or shortcuts available. Amazon Echo - Alexa Receive daily nutritional advice “Alexa, help with Special K”. …
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Cyber Security – latest news

There’s a lot going on in the world of Cyber Security.  It could be down to the fact security threats are on the increase and we are more aware of them in every day life online.  Big companies are the prime targets but we all need to be aware of the risks.  As technology and…
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Open any type of document format in your browser

DIGITAL SPEAK QUICK TIPS:   By downloading browser add-on called Docs Online Viewer (available for Chrome,  Firefox or Opera) you can open any file type or format in the browser. It works with most file types including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF and CSV files.
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Apple Watch Series 4 – Product Review

Back in 2015, Apple entered the smart watch market and released the first-generation Apple Watch.  After becoming very popular very quickly, Apple sold around 34 Million in the first year. Smartwatches are a form of wearable technology, essentially a small computer worn as a wristwatch.  They first came about in 2009/2010 when technology moved forward…
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Who’s behind the big technology companies (part 1)

Ever wondered who the people are behind some of the world’s biggest technology companies?  Or would you like to know who came up with the idea in the first place for the likes of Google, Facebook, the iPhone and so on?  Well Digital Speak might just be able to help satisfy your curiosity by providing…
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