Electronic Payments

When was the last time you paid for a transaction in cash? We all use electronic forms of payment these days, and in some cases people just don't carry cash anymore. So, what are the various forms of electronic payments we use? The following are the usual examples: Credit/Debit Cards (in person or online)Direct Debit... Continue Reading →

Securing your Smartphone/Mobile Device

An interesting factoid came to be earlier this week via a tweet by Twitter user @Tarah about the top 20 most commonly used 4 digit Mobile PINs. I also found a similar list on Gizmodo that also gave the percentages. These are as follows: 1234 1111 0000 1212 7777 1004 2000 4444 2222 6969 9999... Continue Reading →

Guidance on Backing up your Data

Let me ask you a simple question. If your primary computer (e.g. Laptop, Tablet, Phone) were irrecoverably lost, could you get back all the data that you consider valuable that is stored on this device? If the answer is either 'I don't know', or 'No', you don't have an adequate disaster recovery and/or backup plan.... Continue Reading →

Online Safety

The consequences of cyberbullying can be devastating for children and young people. Check out this online safety advice provided by Unicef. This is equally applicable to adults as well as kids. When I was in school (many years ago now), a bully would normally have to face you. Now, cyberbullies can devastate you anonymously from... Continue Reading →

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