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Your smart speaker is listening to you.  Don’t just take my word for it as there have been hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines, and on websites, detailing how they are listening to, and even recording everyday conversations in your home, and how they’ve…

Sometimes you want to switch from using one web browser to another, perhaps you have received a new PC, or maybe you’ve just changed your mind or heard stories about your current web browser that you don’t like. Fortunately, all the major browser makers make…

On January 10th 2023 all extended support for Windows 8.1 will end, but if you’re still using Windows 8.1 what does this mean for you and how important is it?  First let’s detail what I mean by “extended support”.  Windows versions have two support cycles,…

It can be tricky choosing a new smartphone to purchase.  The manufacturers of all the big Android handsets, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and more all target their advertising at how great their new handsets are, how much the cameras have improved, and how you’ll really…

I have written previously about how you can check if your Android smartphone is still in support and receiving security patches.  These come from your handset manufacturer and while some manufacturers are better at supporting handsets than others, with Google and Samsung proving the longest…

If you chat a lot online with friends and family you’re probably using an app such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram or WeChat.  There can be privacy issues to contend with when using these services however that you might not have considered.  Telegram makes strong…