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Prepaid Credit cards

Prepaid credit cards let you put cash on them and then spend just as you would a credit  card. They can be good for online transactions where you don’t want your personal bank details exposed to technology. Everything you always wanted to know about prepaid cards from MoneySavingExpert.com some links to the popular ones: https://www.compareandsave.com/prepaid-cards/everyday-prepaid?aid=1&cid=130&groupid=4385&keyid=310028&adid=246911730129&device=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjcm59eWV2QIVQb7tCh0InwhzEAAYAiAAEgKqSvD_BwE […]

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The Cloud

The concept is now used very generally to explain things which are stored or accessed on servers connected to the internet.  These servers a often generic to the internet and not dedicated or located with a particular provider.  Your bank may have their own servers and so are technically offering their service on the cloud, […]

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Google Play Store – menu options

When you open the Google Play app you get a number of options. At the top is your account detail.  Note the email address.  This is your gmail address associated with this phone and playstore account and gives you access to a variety of services and apps on a variety of devices. It holds a […]

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Google Play Store – introduction

Prevously on Boot-IT we have looked at The Android Play Store.  Now we will look in more detail. The Google Play Store has this: Apps & games for Android devices and Chromebooks. Movies & TV shows which you can rent or buy. Music for purchase or streaming subscriptions. Digital books. News and publication subscriptions. When you get apps from […]

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Security part 4

Password Manager tools A password manager is a tool/app which allows you to put all your passwords in a vault which you can open with a single key (password).  Some allow you to store the vault on multiple devices by keeping a synchronised copy securely in the cloud. Password managers: keep all your passwords encrypted […]

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Security part 3

Passwords Just because you keep your phone or tablet safe, it does not mean that your data is safe.  The majority of apps connect you to the internet and so anyone with access to the internet who knows your email address might try and hack into your account(s).  Starting with one, it might lead to […]

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Security part 2

Security and Privacy are two separate issues which sometimes overlap.  In fact hundreds of apps have hidden trackers which can analyse behaviour and then give you specific targetted adverts.  There are now also more sinister applications which can locate you through for example noise (ultrasonic). Look at the list   Click on an app and then […]

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