Author: Mike Halsey

The world of smartphones running Google’s Android is a very fractured overall eco-system.  Some manufacturers support handsets with updates for many years, while others can seemingly drop all support after just one.  Fortunately though, if you use an iPhone from Apple the situation is much…

If you use an Android smartphone, you can connect it to your Windows 11 PC and use and control it directly from your PC’s desktop with your keyboard and mouse.  You can achieve this with the Phone Link app which is pre-installed with Windows 11. When you…

Written – April 2022 Many of you will know me as the author of The Green IT Guide (Apress, 2022) in which I talk about a wide range of subjects including the importance of Right to Repair.  If you haven’t heard about Right to Repair I…

If you use an Android smartphone or mobile device as part of your personal or professional life, losing it or just not being able to find it can be frustrating.  Fortunately if it is lost or stolen, then it’s simple to find it, and if…

Written – April 2022 The Internet is free to use, that’s a good thing, right?  Okay so we all pay a monthly fee to our broadband or fibre internet service provider (ISP) and to our mobile / cellular network, but once we’re online we don’t…

If you work remotely or from home, your business or organisation might provide you with a Windows 365 Cloud PC login.  This allows you access to a full Windows 10 or Windows 11 desktop from any device complete with all the apps, software, and file…

As we live in an ever-more connected world, we’ve found that we’re being bombarded by notifications and messages all the time, and all day and all night.  Much of this is trying to draw our attention to social media, which frankly has a much bigger…