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What I Use – My Home Office Setup v2.0

Back in March 2020 I posted a blog showing how I had set up my home office. Since then I have upgraded a few components and thought I would update this blog. In my previous post on my home office setup I commented that the headline picture showed a desktop that was way too tidy… Continue Reading →

Flash Player Now Disabled

Starting 16 January 2021, Flash Player is officially dead and any current installations will block the playing of any Flash content. Adobe ceased to support Adobe Flash Player as of 31 December 2020 and all download pages from their website have been taken down. Why is this happening? Adobe Flash Player is a legacy multi-media… Continue Reading →

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Changes

This week Facebook owned WhatsApp messenger will start to ask users to accept a new set of privacy policies that, depending on where you live, will enforce the sharing of data between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies. The previous policies (June 2020) offered an option to opt out of sharing data with Facebook companies. This… Continue Reading →

A Review of 2020

As we come to the end of 2020, is is customary to review what has happened in the previous 12 months and learn from any events that happened. At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the chaos that the novel coronavirus COVID-19 would bring. While the start of it was in China… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam

Updated 16 January 2021 Never let a good crisis go to waste – at least this is what Cyber criminals and Scammers have been doing all this year in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been multiple scams and cyber attacks relating to the pandemic (we will review some of them in our 2020… Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas to all Our Followers

We would like to wish all our followers, both here and on our Twitter Account, a Happy Christmas (whatever that means for this year) and hopefully a prosperous New Year. Back in January, no-one could have foreseen the disruption the Novel Coronavirus would have caused, and in particular with the move to work from home… Continue Reading →

Book Review – No Place to Hide

In 2013, Glen Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden about publishing some classified documents relating to NSA surveillance. These turned out to be the massive leak of classified documents relating to the mass surveillance activities on the NSA and the wider international intelligence community. The book starts by describing the methods around how Greenwald was… Continue Reading →

Book Review – Steve Jobs

This book was written by Walter Isacson with the full cooperation of everyone at Apple (at the time) as well as full access to Steve Jobs and his family. It was published shortly after Steve Jobs death in 2011. It is a full account of Steve Jobs life, from his early days at school and… Continue Reading →

UK Covid19 Track & Trace App on Android – Update

The UK Government for England and Wales Coronavirus contact tracing app went live on 24 September 2020. I have been using this app since and monitoring its performance as well as comments from users on the Android Play Store. Permissions On the Google Play Store, the following are the permissions that need to be enabled to… Continue Reading →

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