Safe Shopping Online

This is not a complete guide to shopping by any means, but if you have no problems giving your credit or debit card details to websites, despite having no idea in which country the company is, are you taking risks with your money? Being clear on this, the name of the...

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...

Computers and Dementia

Technology can be wonderful at giving greater freedom to users through computers, but regrettably can also open up whole new areas of criminal activity due to the ubiquity of technology in modern life. Just recently I experienced the two coming together in a most...

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...