How To Set Up Your First Facebook Advert (Part 1)

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In the olden days (pre-Internet), if you wanted to advertise something, you would stick an advert in the newspaper and hope somebody was interested. Or if you had the cash to splash about, maybe a billboard or a TV advert. But lots of people who saw your advert would not be interested in what you […]

Check Out Our Revamped Social Media Pages

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Normally spring-cleaning is done….well, in the spring. But lately, we have been giving the whole shop a bit of a dusting and clean out – in particular with our social media channels. Starting from today, you will now be notified on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn when we have published something. You can also do your […]

Mozilla’s ‘Common Voice’ – a Crowdsourced Database For Voice Recognition Improvement

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I get lots of compliments about my deep Scottish accent but when it comes to voice apps such as Siri and Alexa, my voice is a liability more than an asset. When Apple and Amazon were making their voice assistants, they didn’t seem to have a Scottish accent consultant on speed-dial. If voice recognition is […]

How To Write & Publish An eBook On a Budget

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In the pre-Internet days (“The Dark Ages”), if you wanted your book published, you would type out your manuscript, post copies to various publishers and hope they would deign to read it. If they did, you would then have to be excited at the thought of earning 5% royalties on every copy sold (if you […]

How To Track Someone Down Using Online Sources

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It used to be that if you wanted someone found, you would hire a private investigator and let them “work their sources”. Of course you can still do that but private investigators are expensive. If you are looking for someone, you can quite often find them on your own using the Internet. A lot of […]

What Reverse Image Search Is & How To Use It

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Imagine for a moment that you are looking at a photo online. This could be a social media photo or an online dating photo. Or perhaps a photo from a news story? Looking at it, something doesn’t quite add up and you are suspicious. How do you check to see if the image is real? […]

How To Switch Between Multiple Instagram Accounts

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It’s quite common for people to have multiple social media accounts. Perhaps they have a personal profile for friends and family, and one for business? In an era where private life and work life frequently threaten to overlap with one another online, it is sensible to separate the two wherever possible. Or maybe you are […]

How To Make Your Own Custom Google Maps

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There are many reasons why you may want to make your own custom maps. Perhaps you have a wishlist of places you want to visit? Maybe you are tracking a serial killer around the country? Or you are compiling where all the best burger joints are in your particular area Whatever the reason, you can […]

Firefox Monitor Tells You When Your Login Details Have Been Compromised

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After years of using Google Chrome, I finally decided to go back to a more privacy-focused browser, Mozilla Firefox. Firefox takes privacy very seriously.  You can choose between three different levels of “content blocking” which covers everything from trackers, cookies, cryptominers, and fingerprinters.  But Firefox has now introduced something called Firefox Monitor, which tells you […]

How To Revoke Third-Party Website Access On Facebook, Twitter & Google

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We’ve seen these buttons so many times already as they have become an integral part of the Internet. If you are too lazy to sign up for services using your email address, you can just use your social media or Google accounts to sign up to those services with. These websites then contact Facebook, Google, […]