Fake news

I thought I would take a step back from the nuts and bolts of our Internet gadgets, and talk about what happens when we use them. You may have heard the phrase ‘fake news’ used a lot recently, Collins dictionary defines it as “false, often sensational, information...

Buckle Up, Or It May Get Bumpy

In the industry, computer users can be jokingly referred to as the Human User Interface, and when a user does something inadvisable it is called a ‘HUI error’. Obviously, that would never be applicable to you, but you may possibly know someone who generates HUI errors...

Tech support or scammer?

I had an interesting experience recently when visiting a client. They passed the phone to me and said that maybe I could help them. The ‘them’ in question turned out to be someone with an Indian accent calling from Symantec generously warning my client about various...

Know who your friends are

You may have heard about security breaches ‘in the Cloud’ and wondered if you were at risk. Odds are you probably aren’t unless you are a famous celebrity or are known to have possibly photographed someone famous in shall we say, a compromising situation. Thing...

Internet, emails, now what?

Most people I meet in my job have shall we say a utilitarian attitude towards their computers, iPads, etc. They were purchased either to meet a need or because their family, friends, neighbours, pets told them that they had to. You get the thing home or open up the...