Who is able to delete your online accounts, should you die?

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

I was taking a trawl through all my 600+ Linkedin contacts the other day and was dismayed to see that a long-standing friend and previous colleague who had tragically drowned on holiday 18 months ago was still listed as a contact. She is also still there as a friend on Facebook.

I can only imagine that she hadn’t shared her online passwords with anyone. After all, Facebook’s policy states it won’t release login information to anyone other than the account holder.

Who knows your passwords?

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Do you use Dropbox? Tips on file sharing and security

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

Welcome to guest writer, Leia Solanki.

What is Dropbox?

The need for a trusted and reliable file-sharing platform is becoming increasingly crucial for anyone concerned with security. Dropbox is a popular sync and file sharing solution and has quickly been adopted.  It now supports over 100 million active users and 1 billion file uploads per day (https://www.dropbox.com/news/articles).

My top ten favourite apps

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

There are countless thousands of apps available for our smart phones/tablets and I’m a keen readers of ‘best apps’ reviews.

However, some of the best apps I’ve discovered are via recommendations from friends. Here are my top ten favourite apps I use all the time.

1. Cardmunch
Take a photo of a business card with your phone and the details appear all neatly ‘typed up’ for you . You can then save these details to your iphone address book. It saves all that manual typing. And, because the app is linked to LinkedIn, you can also connect with that person on LinkedIn from your phone, see their LinkedIn profile – and their network of contacts. 

Why I prefer Feedly to Google Reader

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

From July 1, you will no longer be able to read updates from your favourite blog posts or websites via Google Reader. That means you will need to find an alternative RSS feed if you want to continue accessing your favourite web pages from one place.

The one that lots of people are moving to is Feedly. I know most of us don’t like change but I switched over a couple of weeks ago and I think it’s far superior to Google Reader.

First of all, you can customise your Feedly page with different colours. Here’s my home page before I customised it and below you can see I have changed it to purple and pale green.

11 apps and online resources for the freelancer

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

Welcome to guest writer, Mark James.

Since its inception in 1969, the internet’s changed the world considerably. Nearly every facet of our everyday lives has been thrust onto the web. We get our news online, we socialise online, we shop online… heck some of us even find love online.

Working from home: why superfast broadband is important

Posted on: March 4th, 2013

It’s taken some time to arrive but superfast broadband is finally available to a good portion of UK homes via BT fibre optic lines (from a variety of ISPs including TalkTalk, Plusnet and Sky Fibre) or Virgin Media’s cable network.

These services provide a massive leap in speeds compared to creaky old ADSL, with packages available from 30Mb up to 120Mb. There’s a wealth of information already out there and consumer sites such as Broadband Genie have more information on the fastest providers and deals currently available.

Superfast broadband is a tempting upgrade for anyone working from home, but there is a higher charge involved. With the current state of the economy keeping control of your costs is more important than ever, so is it worth paying the extra? We think so, and here’s why.