Since Last Time, issue 1

Apple did release their update the end of March, I have downloaded it on my iPad but not as yet on my iPhone. Everything has seemed to gone well, and has not disrupted any of the functionality of the apps I have got on the pad. I have been reading more into the Creators Update, Read More …

Tech Development and Projects

Since January I have been busy with a number of learners in either voluntary input or paid capacity. First of all, I have been involved supporting a group of adults with learning needs. They have been gaining practice and knowledge with using Android tablets. In addition to this the group have been testing out a Read More …

You don’t have to be smart to use Alexa

I first came across Amazon Echo a couple of years ago and thought. I will give this a couple of years to see how it develops.  I am glad I did. Although it still needs developing, it really can’t do this unless it now has input from users.  And don’t think like I did initially, Read More …

Seasonal Warnings

We’ve just started one of the busiest periods of shopping online, with it’s peak points of Black Friday, and the run up to Christmas. Unfortunately, it also opens the gate to the opportunistic fraudsters.  And as the time to Christmas starts to count down.  With the pressures of organising festivities and working, it’s understandable that Read More …

Free Antivirus Programs

As I test drive apps and software, on different devices.  I also spend some time to make sure the antivirus protection programs on them are simple to operate and are  reliable.  I am not going in to any great depth about free versus paid.  And I do understand that some people are not in a Read More …

Get Online Week 2016 – Halesowen

As we approach another Get Online Week. I am currently running a series of days at Hasbury Community Centre Halesowen, where local people are invited to drop in for free advice about where to start, or have got started and need more advice and guidance on how to progress. Essentially,  I help people to think about Read More …

So you want to get your parent online?

This article focuses on some of the important issues you need to consider, if you are going to encourage your parent/other relative to get online.  Especially if they are elderly. As children (even at the age of 50) ,sometimes we think as them a super beings and believe the can tackle most things. Which is Read More …

Halesowen Community IT Drop In

I am pleased to announce, that I will be running a free IT Drop In for the local community in Halesowen, for six weeks. The sessions will take place every Wednesday 10 am to 1pm from Wednesday 21st September to Wednesday 2nd November.  At Hasbury Community Centre, Halesowen.   The idea is that local people of Read More …

Android users club

First rule of Android users club is get an antivirus app! I like using Android phones and tablets and there are many manufacturers of these devices that use this operating system.  Sony, Samsung, HTC to name but a few.  The devices in some cases are cheaper than the ‘Apple’ alternatives, although some of the second Read More …