Friday, 26 February 2016

The next generation #5G network is coming, and it's going to be incredibly fast! Download every season of The Simpsons in under half an hour!

"The introduction of ultra-HD video quality and the rise of online streaming is one major trend that will benefit from the introduction of a new generation of wireless infrastructure.
With 5G predicted to offer speeds as high as 10 gigabits per second, the service will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G network and also faster than pre-existing broadband.
While the current 4G offering of speeds more than 15 megabits per second is fast enough to stream songs off Apple Music, stream video content from Netflix or browse the internet, the introduction of 5G will offer a whole new plethora of opportunities."

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Some great and safe ways to track your family members #locations on your phone

"If tracking the people you love sounds shady, or you're worried about spying, don't worry. These Android and iPhone apps are safe and I've used all the ones I recommend below. Contacts have to agree to be tracked, and the apps come with very clear instructions for use.

As you read through each selection, bear in mind that this is not an exact science and that GPS signals determine how precisely locations can be calculated. What's more, none of these will work with the phone turned off."

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Friday, 19 February 2016

A tip on that 'fast startup' option on your #Windows 10 computer.

"Fast startup is sort of like shutdown light -- when fast startup is enabled, Windows will save some of your computer's system files to a hibernation file upon shutdown (or rather, "shutdown"). Then, when you turn your computer back on, Windows will use these saved files to boot up quicker -- basically, booting from hibernate instead of from scratch.
For obvious reasons, fast startup only works if you have hibernate enabled (learn how to enable/disable hibernate here). Also, fast startup only affects shutdowns, not restarts."

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Make sure you dont set your iPhone to this date! A hoax is going around that it creates a them for your phone, in fact, it totally bricks your phone, making it unusable!

"“The original Macintosh introduced the world to computers, forever changing the way people experience technology, and allowing people to do things that were never possible before,” the post reads.
“With this Easter egg, warp back in time with a class Macintosh theme to relive the magic on your iPhone. Change the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970, press and hold the power button to reboot your device, and prepare for a wild ride.”
It’s a wild ride, all right. A ride that will render your device unusable.
The hoax is believed to be so powerful that even an expert at an Apple Genius Bar may not be able to help restore your phone.
The bug affects iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with 64-bit processors running iOS 8 or iOS 9, including the iPhone 5S or newer, the iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or the 2015 sixth generation iPod touch or newer."

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Friday, 12 February 2016

Some great apps and advice on how to save that battery life on your #Android phone and tablet !

"With Greenify, users can hand pick which lower priority apps should take a nap. Heads up, though -- you won't want to hibernate apps such as the alarm clock or messaging apps if you plan to use them every day, like I do.


For those of you who are already enjoying the benefits of Android 6.0, Greenify goes a step further with experimental features that piggyback on top of the Doze functionality. For example, Aggressive Doze starts your phone hibernating within a few minutes after you stop using it, rather than many hours (like when you're asleep). Shallow Hibernation (for power users) suspends background functions without actually stopping the tasks."

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Beware of this #scam text coming onto your #Apple devices from a fake iTunes source

"The latest scam was announced ahead of Apple’s upcoming press event where the technology company are expected to unveil the new iPhone and iPad.
The web address is disguised using a link shortener, a tool that cuts down the URL into smaller format, so it appears to say ‘iTunes’.
If you are sent the link do not open it as contains a major virus, instead simply delete the message."

The message in question.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

If your #passwords are anything like these ones, make sure you change them ASAP!

Variations of 123456 helped keep the top 10 rounded up with numerals, with 12345678 leapfrogging qwerty to 3rdand 4th place respectively. 1qaz2wsx made a surprise new entrance at number 15 on the list. (look at your keyboard. Took me a while to get anyway.)  Dragon made a new appearance at 16 as the Game of Thrones franchise seeped ever further into popular culture.
Change your passwords today
  • 1 – 123456 (unchanged from 2014)
  • 2 – password (unchanged)
  • 3 – 12345678 (Up 1)
  • 4 – qwerty (Up 1)
  • 5 – 12345 (Down 2)
  • 6 – 123456789 (Unchanged)
  • 7 – football (Up 3)
  • 8 – 1234 (Down 1)
  • 9 – 1234567 (Up 2)
  • 10 – baseball (Down 2)

Here’s the full list below. If anyone has a password that bears even a fleeting resemblance to what follows, it’s probably a really good idea to go and change it now…

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

#Apple has announced a recall on its AC Adapters, make sure you check here to see if you need to replace yours!

"In the case of the Apple AC wall plug adapter, the Cupertino, California, company determined that "in very rare cases" the unit may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. Apple said it was aware of 12 incidents worldwide that have been caused by the faulty adapters.
Apple asked customers to stop using the plugs and is offering to exchange all recalled adapters from devices with verified serial numbers. You can either order a replacement from its website or pop into your local Apple Store. The company has provided a visual guide to help you identify whether your adapter needs to be exchanged."

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