TECH BASICS: What Is MacOS ?

MacOS is a computer operating system made by Apple for use on their Apple Mac range of computers. Operating systems are essentially the software that allows users to interact with their computing device (computer, phone, tablet, smart watch etc). Apple only makes operating systems that run on their own make of products. MacOS will only […]

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TECH BASICS: What Is A Tablet ?

A tablet is a handy computing device many people use in their daily lives. Tablets have a large screen which you can touch, type on and interact with. Tablets are larger in size than a mobile phone but smaller than a laptop and desktop computer. Being portable, Tablets make it easy to read books, watch […]

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TECH BASICS: What Is Facetime ?

Facetime is a video calling application made by Apple for use on Apple products. Facetime allows you to make and receive video calls from your iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac computers. Facetime will only allow you video call people using Apple devices and is similar to the well known video calling application – Skype. […]

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What Is An Operating System ?

Operating systems are essentially how users interact with their computing device (computer, phone, tablet, smart watch etc.) There are many different types of operating systems in use in computers, but some of the most common are: Windows Android iOS MacOS Chrome Logically, the operating system is computer software that “makes” the hardware from a user […]

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What Is Linux ?

Linux is an open-source operating system that runs on computing devices. Operating systems are essentially how users interact with their computing device (computer, phone, tablet, smart watch etc).  Linux is the brainchild of developer Linus Torvalds, and has been adopted by many companies across the world as an inexpensive platform to power computer devices. The […]

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TECH BASICS: What Is A Data Breach ?

A Data Breach is where data held by a company, service, website has been exposed, leaked or accessed by unauthorized people / computers. Typically data breaches occur through and because of insecure websites or internet servers. Hackers attempt to break into the databases & computer systems of companies all across the world for many reasons, […]

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TECH BASICS: What Is Google ?

Google is the name of an internet company in California, USA. Google started life as an internet search engine. Today it is an extremely large global corporation that makes many products and services, but is still best known for search engine. Amongst others google owns the following products and services which you may know or […]

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THE BASICS: What Is Twitch ?

Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. The service launched in 2011 as a spin-off to video streaming platform Justin.tv. Twitch is primarily used by gamers to publicly stream live game play to an internet audience. Twitch currently has over 140 million monthly active users. […]

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THE BASICS: What Is Social Engineering ?

SOCIAL ENGINEERING – The art of human manipulation to extract information without the subject knowing. Social Engineering is typically used by scammers to get details such as passwords and credit card numbers, but also more subtle pieces of information that will allow an attacker to reach much further into your personal affairs. For example, if […]

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