What is a kb?

The bigness, the heaviness or the storage space  a digital object needs is  measured in bytes. It is important you know the “weight” of your object  because if you are storing “heavier” objects you will be using up a lot of your device storage.  Digital objects which are heavy, ie are lots and lots of bytes will travel more slowly…

submarine cables

Websites, Email, Cloud services. Let’s look how they get to us, cables everywhere even under the sea.  I love this picture, it’s so evocative  

The Cloud imagined

I’ve tried to draw how the cloud might work so that it makes sense for you.  

Being wired or wirelessed

Here is a simple image to show how you are connected to the internet at home and in other places.  

Email spam and scam

A very long article on how to deal with spam and scam. Spam is any email that is not relevant to you and too frequent or is from companies or organisations trying to sell you things you don’t want. This spam might be inoffensive and just a bit annoying and you have inadvertently signed up to…

What is a web browser?

A web browser is a tool (a piece of software) that lets you look at websites.  Sometimes people just shorten this to the word browser. If you didn’t use a browser to “surf the net” it would be a lot harder.  Part of the job of a browser is to bring lots of different things together on…

Notifications – annoying?

You may find that your digital device emits a lot of beeps, bells, whistles, snatches of music.  All these sounds are usually accompanied by a notification or an alert. Sometimes there won’t be sound but it will appear in your notification bar which you can access by swiping down from the top of your screen….

Turning off notifications on an iOS device

This article is about how to turn off notifications on an ios device.  If you are looking for advice on an android device read here  turn off notifications on an android device On an iOS device like an iPad there seem to be any number of variations of alerts and notification called Badges, Sounds and Banners…

Turning off notifications on an android device

This is an article on how to turn off notifications on an android device.  Read this for turning off notifications on a iOS device. A notification has just come in on your phone (eg congratulations your hen has just laid an egg). Someone must have been playing on your ipad whilst you were out  (I wonder…

How to disable location services on an ipad

Read up on what location services are before you read this article. Anyway, this is how you disable location services on an Ios device Select the settings app from your home screen. From the settings app, swipe up with your hand on the left hand side of the screen until you see the privacy option Tapping…

Digital Devices and Privacy: location, location, location

You need to know how to protect your privacy when using a digital device (or any kind of computer for that matter). There are a number of privacy settings you can change on your device whether it be iOS (apple), Android or Windows. In this article, we will only be looking at location. What is…