AMAZON BOOK REVIEWS WERE WORKS OF FICTION
According to the TIMES newspaper last year
Amazon have closed the accounts of ebook reviewers who were found to be posting fictitious five star appraisals in exchange for money. The practice emerged after an investigation by The SUNDAY TIMES which found that some professional review writers could be hired for as little as £3 to promote books & other products
FACEBOOK PAY LESS TAX THAN MOST OF US
In the same edition of THE TIMES it was reported that the UK division paid just £4000 in corporation tax last year almost £1000 less than the average British worker pays in income tax & national insurance contributions Last year Facebooks worldwide profits were £ 1.9 billion
IS YOUR HARD DRIVE DISC FULL ????
A full hard drive can cause all types of problems for your computer. The average life of a hard drive is around 4 years but it can last longer if you take care. It is of vital importance that you always back up your data
at all times & include reputable anti virus software to protect your system. Do call me at any time for free advice
STRONG PASSWORDS ARE VITAL TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM
Treat your entry passwords as the door to your computer. I recommend you use upper & lower case & include numbers
in your entry password to avoid hackers gaining entry to your files. I am at the end of the phone if you want any advice at any time
CAN IPADS KEEP YOU SAFE & CUT WAITING TIMES IN THE NHS ????
New developments in apps are likely to help you to make appointments to see your Doctor & to arrange visits to your hospital to inform you of cancellations so you can avoid delays or accept an earlier date to visit. A new healthcare app called Babylon is currently being tested at two GP surgeries in Essex
HOW TO STOP ADVERTS YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE
A new feature called ad blocking allows you to stops adverts from loading onto your web pages has become increasingly popular as internet users have been bombarded with more & more adverts
However online publishers say that they undermine their business models because they rely on advertising to keep their services free
BLABLAR CAR SHARING SERVICE IS DUE TO TAKE OFF
The long distance car sharing service whereby drivers let space in their
car raised $ 200 million from investors to place it among the best technology start up in Europe its roll out is currently taking place in France but it is expected to hit the UK soon
DRIVERLESS CARS HALTED BY A LASER PEN
A recent report has revealed that a laser pen costing no more than £4 can bring a driverless car to a standstill
The device can trick the cars laser radar system into thinking that it is surrounded by obstacles thereby immobilising the car
NEW APPLE BATTERY WILL LAST FOR WEEKS
The Daily Mail reported last year that Apple had been awarded a patent for a battery that it claims could power devices for weeks. It reports a portable & cost effective fuel cell system which can use different energy sources will initially power its new to be developed laptop ranges.
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