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Start the New Year with a new bank account…

Recently I’ve been worrying a little about bank accounts. I’ve never really had any concerns over these everyday items, my concerns have only been about how little money seems to be in my account! I’ve started to see news articles about how Brexit will or has already begun to the UK banking system and individual bank’s abilities to continue to support people like me who live in Europe, I’ve read stories of some poor people who have had to arrange new bank accounts because the accounts that they’ve used all of their lives are now no longer available to them because they chose to live or retire in a different country. Read this entire article »

Drawing to the close of another year…

Well I don’t know about you but I’m not going to be mourning the end of 2020, all in all it’s not been a great year for many of us and as we enter the final month I wish all of you as lovely a Christmas as you can have in the current climate and a much more enjoyable 2021! Read this entire article »

Something for the weekend sir?…

I’ve been writing to you on these pages for a little over 7 years now – yes, I know and you’re still here reading them! Either I’m doing something interesting or you guys need to get out a lot more! Talking about “getting out”, this is not always easy in this new socially distanced world that we find ourselves in at the moment, is it? I am not sure what the answer is, but I hope it happens sooner rather than later. Read this entire article »

More Smart Devices to Protect Your Home…

We’ve covered a few devices over the years here that are both smart and help automate or protect your home in some way; things like the Amazon Alexa voice operated assistant that you can use to turn lights on and off, ask questions, play music, tell you translated words, make timers and remind you of things amongst many other gadgets. We’ve also looked at home security cameras that will send messages to your mobile or tablet when they “see” movement. If you missed them you can read more here… Read this entire article »

Are You A List Maker?

I love lists! I love that they help organise me when I’ve lots to get done, I love that they help me see what needs to be prioritised and whether tasks can be outsourced to upper management (the missis!) or have to be done by me. I also, as you well know, love technology! Read this entire article »

Want an alternative web browser?

I have always recommended Google Chrome to my customers as my web browser of choice, it’s always been good to me, I find it reliable, quick and has the flexibility of allowing me to add extensions to do additional tasks that I find helpful – like when I open a new tab I use an extension to automatically get the new tab to open my default home page. Read this entire article »

Do you have time to help scientists?…

Hopefully by the time you read this we will be well on the way to what is becoming known as the “new normality”, and you will have had some time to venture outside, even if it is just for a short walk to smell the fresh air. It certainly feels like we are starting to enter our lovely long summertime now so even if things are still scary out there, the outside will at least start to feel a less threatening place. I sincerely hope that none of you not been directly affected by the awful virus, but I worry that some of you may have been – please stay safe and only do what you feel comfortable doing. Read this entire article »

What can I do to help?…

So….we’re all still languishing inside! I hope you’re all healthy, happy (as you can be) and haven’t suffered personally from this continuing lockdown in Spain. Read this entire article »

Cleaning your computer…

Well, what an interesting few weeks we’ve had! As I write this article we still have, in Spain, another 9 days of official lockdown to go so when this month’s magazine hits your screens I don’t yet know if we are all allowed out to play or not. Either way I sincerely hope that you’ve all been affected as little as possible due to both the virus and the social effects of the enforced restrictions placed on us. Read this entire article »

Windows 7 – “end of life”

Those of you that are still using probably one of the most loved and popular operating systems in all time have been calling me over the past few months as you’ve been seeing scary messages about security and you want to know what you should do. Read this entire article »