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Apple MacBook Air 2018 Review

I've just recently bought a MacBook Air 2018 to replace my sort of ageing Mac Mini from 2014. It's actually the latest product in Apple's MacBook Air range so it's quite nice

What is Strong Customer Authentication?

Strong Customer Authentication, often shortened to SCA is part of new legislation being brought in by the EU that will change how you pay for things online. Let me start off by describing what SCA is and why it is good for

How to use Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a scheme by Amazon that allows you to give to charity while buying stuff on Amazon. In this article, I'm going to show you how easy it is to setup.The first thing you need to do is go to smile.amazon.co.uk (or

What does the UK TV License pay for and what can you do without it?

Yesterday, the BBC announced that pensioners will need to start paying the TV license fee unless they receive Pension Credit.7.3 million households currently receive the TV license for free. Tony Hall, the BBC's director general

How To Enable Dark Mode on Mac OS Mojave

Last year, Apple released their latest Mac OS operating system. One of the big features in that update was Dark Mode.In this tutorial, I'm going to walk you through enabling dark mode in Mac OS Mojave.First

How to convert articles into audio

If you have a long list of articles that you've been meaning to read but you don't have enough time to read them, you might find listening to them a better option.ReadCast allows you to

Mac OS Mojave Easter Eggs

MacOS Mojave has its fair share of easter eggs for an operating system. We're going to list a few that we think you might like in this article.

How To Enable Dark Mode in Facebook Messenger

Facebook has recently released a new Dark Mode in their Messenger mobile app. If you're wondering how to enable this new Dark Mode, that's what I'm going to show off in this tutorial.It's actually really simple to

Huawei P20 Lite Review

My parents got me a Huawei P20 Lite for Christmas which is faster and much bigger than my previous phone, my Xperia Z3 Compact.The main reason I like my new phone is because of the storage, having

Phrases to ask Alexa

We've compiled a list of our favourite things to ask AlexaAlexa, tell me a banana jokeAlexa, what's the most expensive diamond in the world?Alexa, what are the five most populated countries in the

Listen to Music from Plex on Alexa devices

Plex is a powerful piece of software which allows you to organise your media library and stream your media from all of your devices. That alone is why it's so popular.If you have Alexa-enabled

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

I've been using the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as my phone for about 10 months or so now, and it's serving me well. I'm still using it and most of it's still in one piece.The device was released in September of 2014 which makes it

What is Article 13?

Article 13 is part of new legislation being introduced by the European Commission, the main focus of the act is to help musicians and filmmakers make their fair share by enforcing tight copyright rules.This means sites like

How To Login to Show My Homework through Glow

Recently my school has started using a service called Show My Homework. It allows students and parents to keep on track with homework. It also allows students to talk to their teachers privately about any issues they are having.In

Evolution of Microsoft Windows

Today, the 29th of July 2018, Iamlittle Tech Blog is three years old which means it is the same age as Windows 10.I thought it would be a good time to do an article on the evolution of Microsoft Windows and how it has changed over

Top Tech for the Summer Holidays

It's finally Summer Time! At last, the time we have all been waiting for.We've compiled a list of items that you should buy to make your holiday even better.

Sync your photos to Google Photos

Google Photos allows you to upload unlimited HD photos and video to its service for free.In this tutorial, I will show you how to set up your phone so that it automatically uploads all photos and video that you take on your phone

Move WhatsApp to new phone

If you are a user of WhatsApp you will probably have reset your phone a few times or got a new phone entirely. Most people will usually lose all of their chats and media from chats on their old phone if only there was a way

Setup an OpenVPN server on a QNAP NAS

A Virtual Private Network, also known as a VPN allows you to connect to your home or business network remotely without having to be at home or work.If you've ever wanted to access Documents from your NAS at home while you're on a

Top Father's Day Tech

Father's day is coming up so I thought that I should make a list of things that you could buy for your father when the time comes.

How To Update to the Windows 10 April Update

The April Update has been released and is finally ready for you to update. This article will explain how to update and why you might want to upgrade.How

What is GDPR and what does it mean for me?

GDPR which is also known as the General Data Protection regulations is a new European law that comes into force on 25th of May 2018.The aim of the new law is to give EU residents the control of their personal

Google are redesigning Gmail for Desktop

Yesterday, Google sent out an email to G Suite administrators that in the coming weeks, users will be able to opt into a Gmail redesign.

New features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is nearly here. In this article, I will tell you about the new features that are being added.Windows 10 was first released in July of

FREE Office 2016 for Students and Teachers in Scotland through Glow

If you or your child is a student in primary or secondary education in Scotland then your child is entitled to a Glow Scotland account.Through your Glow account, you can install the latest version of Office(currently 2016) at no

Windows 10 Easter Eggs (2019 Edition)

Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest operating system. It's even going to be the last version. But don't worry because instead of Microsoft releasing new operating systems every year, they are releasing feature updates twice a

Mac Mini 2014 Review

The Mac Mini is a cheap option to buying into the Apple ecosystem. You can pick one of the 2014 models on eBay for roughly £350. Now that I've got my hands on one, let's get on with the review.Pros and

How to tell if you've been hacked on Facebook

Have you or your friends spotted something unusual on your Facebook profile? If they have here's how to check if you've really been hacked.The first thing to do is to log in to Facebook on your

Cast YouTube from Google Chrome to your Google Cast devices

Did you know that you can stream YouTube videos to your Google cast devices from your computer? Well, you can. In this guide, I will show you how.You'll need to be using Google Chrome and have a Google cast device setup on your

PlayStation VR Review

On Black Friday I found a VR headset bundle for £250 pounds so I bought it because I knew I was getting a PlayStation 4 for Christmas. The bundle came with the Headset, Camera, Rigs, Skyrim VR and a Two Month

Download Everything from your Facebook Profile

If you are wondering how to download everything from your Facebook account then you've come to the right place.Why would you want to download everything from your account?You're about to delete your Facebook account

How To Setup OpenDNS on all your devices

OpenDNS is a service which offers content filtering, protection against malware and performance boosts. OpenDNS works by providing DNS servers for you to use on all your devices. You can read more about it on the

What is the best VR Headset? - PlayStation VR, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift

Now more and more games are able to use VR. There are three main ones.PlayStation VR headsetHTC ViveOculus RiftThis article is going to try and find out which one is best for

Amazon Echo Dot Review

Roughly a month ago, I bought an Echo Dot from Amazon. For the most part, it works pretty well. There are a few hitches but I'll talk about them later in the review.

Revive your old laptop as a Chromebook

After a while, your computer becomes old and becomes slow with the number of files and programs you have installed on your computer. In that event, you have two options: get a new PC or refresh the PC by reinstalling the operating

Amazon Fire 7" Tablet Review

Recently, I purchased an Amazon Fire tablet after my previous tablet was getting old and quite outdated.Really all a tablet needs to be for me is a device that can run some productivity apps like Google Keep and some lightweight

FlashAir - Wireless Camera Companion

Recently it was my birthday and I received a Flash Air SD Card. I really like it. You might be going "What? Do you like an SD card? Out of all

Don't let your Amazon Wishlist spoil your Christmas

It's coming up to Christmas and you've added what you want onto your Amazon wishlist but the thing is, when someone buys anything from that wishlist, you can see it has been removed and it spoils the surprise on Christmas Day. However,

Upgrading memory in a Acer Aspire R11 laptop

Today's post is going to be a little different, It's a How-To of how to upgrade RAM on your Laptop. In specific, this tutorial we will be doing so on the Acer Aspire R11.Before

Sony Cybershot H400 Review

One month ago it was Christmas day, and for my Christmas, I got a Camera. Now it wasn’t any camera. It was a Sony. When Sony comes to camera’s even on their mobile devices they are topping it off.This camera was the same quality,

How we Built a Basic Home Server with an ancient PC

7 days ago we were given an 11-year-old PC from a neighbour. We then were left thinking of the things that we could use this PC for. We ended up turning it into a Home Server for Family Media and Documents. Here's our

How to use Win32 Disk Imager

Recently, I have been looking at Imaging OS Systems on my Raspberry Pi. Whilst I was looking, I found Win32 Disk Imager, a program I found to be really useful for imaging ISO's.

Free Alternative to Adobe's Photoshop

Now if you are like me you probably want to be able to edit your pictures and the first thing we think of is Photoshop as the brand of photo-editing. Just like when you think of a vacuum cleaner you think of a Hoover.Well as

The power of a credit card sized Linux based computer

The Raspberry Pi is a small credit card sized computer that runs a distribution of the open-source Linux operating system.Since August, I have had a Raspberry Pi computer. And I have started using the device and I am going to

Office 2016 - Is it worth upgrading?

I can't see any noticeable changes from the previous version of  Office. Although, Microsoft is hoping that the update is a difference.One of the things that I saw in a Microsoft video on their YouTube channel is that they

Windows 10 is Coming Today! Are you ready for the upgrade?

The new version of Windows 10 is out today! The upgrade includes many new features to the OS by Microsoft.Release DetailsAll the release information that you need is in the above video.Revamped Start

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