Month: May 2016

Tech companies are always looking for ways to make our lives easier – not from an altruistic point of view, the bottom line is behind it all – and the automated personal assistant is the latest foot-soldier in the battle of must-have tech.

Earlier this year we told you how Amazon had launched Echo, a cloud-connected personal assistant that can help with everything from homework to housekeeping, and since its release Amazon has fitted it with even more functionality, enabling it to able to order takeaway, access Google Calendar and even offer up recommendations for eating out.

And now Google has joined the party with the release of Google Home.

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Some people are always trying to find new ways to con each other out of money, from unscrupulous used car salesmen ‘clocking’ the mileage on their motors to internet hackers sending out phishing emails to unsuspecting consumers.

And then there are good old-fashioned phone scams, so here are the top five to look out for and avoid…

Guides & How-Tos

Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ever had a leaflet drop through your door telling you how to “Earn extra cash in your spare time”, or seen a sign at the side of the road exclaiming how you can “Make £££s working from home?”

If so, there’s a very good chance you’ve been targeted by fraudsters.

And if you made your way here via a social media message with the promise of how to earn £££s in your spare time, then sorry to disappoint you be we don’t have any ways to make a fast buck from home.

But we are going to tell you how to spot a work from home scam, and so could save you £££s in wasted time and money.

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Updated Monday, May 23, 2016

Ghana is one of the largest economies within the Economic Community of West African States and  in 2014 was the UK’s fifth largest export market in sub-Saharan Africa, with bilateral trade in goods and services topping more than £1 billion.

If you’re thinking of doing business in the Ghanaian market, you’ll need a cost-effective and reliable conference call provider – so here’s how to set up an international conference call for up to 100 participants, in a few easy steps.

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Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been the victim of a cyber attack during the past year, with the majority of attacks involving viruses, malware or spyware, a government study has revealed.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey also found a quarter of large firms were attacked at least once a month and in some cases cost companies millions of pounds – could your business cope if the hackers came calling?

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