Category: blog

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…

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…

Written – April 2022 How many times in the last decade have you cracked or smashed the screen on your smartphone, or perhaps dropped your laptop and broken it?  I remember a time a few years ago when a friend went on a fairground ride…

Written – March 2022 Recently I’ve been getting quite het up and angry about a few YouTubers that I’ve been following happily for the last few years.  The reason being that they keep repeating the same, what I shall call a mistake, over and over,…

It’s very common for people to use plug-ins with their web browser, and there are tens of thousands to choose from.  I only tend to use a small number of plug-ins that I consider essential.  The reason for this is that too much going on…

When I published “The Windows 10 Accessibility Handbook” in 2015 I was completely astonished that this book was the first of its kind.  Nobody had written any accessibility books about Windows 7, or any other version of Windows.  Neither were there any for Apple’s MacOS…

Written – March 2022 Back in November 2020, Microsoft launched their new generation of gaming consoles, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X.  This all seemed wonderful at the time, but the cumulative effect of pandemic lockdowns had placed the semiconductor industry under…

Written – February 2022 Do you spend too much time on your smartphone?  People are spending far too much time on their smartphones, endlessly scrolling Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or other social networks, checking and sending messages and email, and browsing the Internet.  It is widely…

You might have heard about a movement called “Right to Repair”, but what is it?  This is something that has gained significant traction in recent years and has come about primarily from smartphone and laptops that just couldn’t be repaired because the cases and/or components…