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Scam Telephone Calls

December 10, 2014 7:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The scam telephone calls is the latest scam to hit many computer users. So this is how it works. You will receive a call from a annoymous caller claiming that they either work for Microsoft or a representative of Microsoft. They will sometimes even point you to a Microsoft accredited company list and name a company from that list. Some of the companies they claim to be calling from are... View Article

Facebook prank

November 16, 2014 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This facebook prank trick is all about fooling your friends with a fake profile link that, when clicked, redirects to their own Facebook profile page.   It looks like any other normal profile link but it always takes you to your own profile when you click on it. This means you can use it to trick and confuse your friends with some prank status updates! Here are some ideas for... View Article

US government planes collecting phone data, report claims

November 14, 2014 3:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government. The “dirtbox” devices mimic mobile phone tower transmissions, and handsets transmit back their location and unique identity data. While they are used to track specific suspects, all mobile devices in the area will respond to the signal. The US Justice Department refused to confirm or deny the report. Cessna aircraft fitted with... View Article

Starting 2015, the NHS will let you see your medical records on your phone

November 13, 2014 10:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NHS plans to allow patients to access their medical records through smartphone health apps. The move comes amongst a raft of technological initiatives aimed to make accessing our health records easy and secure. A growing number of smartphones and wearables come with health monitoring apps, and the NHS is planning to validate certain apps by providing the user’s medical records. Not all health apps will be supported, with the... View Article

How to get your laptop or tablet repair for free

March 15, 2014 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Shoppers across all the UK are being fooled by misleading retail practices after their once costly electrical products break down. If a laptop, PC, tablet etc falls into disrepair even after just 1 day after the warranties run out customers are being told they must pay for the repair – however the truth is that retailers are accountable for such for up to 6 years after the purchase. According to... View Article