Cryptocurrency – what is it all about

In 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto (pseudonym – no one knows who he / they are!) invented Bitcoin, the first and still most important crypto currency. In fact, he had no intention of inventing a currency, being a true geek, he was trying to resolve a known technical issue with digital cash and developed the first working decentralised cash system. Why invent cryptocurrencies? For the same reasons we invented our own currencies. […]

Parental Control

The last time I broached the subject of monitoring your child’s internet activity, the article sparked controversy with a few readers, berating me for questioning their parenting abilities. With that in mind I thought I would try again. I have three (now adult) kids myself and I hate being told how to bring them up as much as the next parent. Having IT Knowledge, I did monitor their activities and […]

GDPR – What is it

GDPR – What is it? A legacy leaving present from the EU. Regulations regarding your personal data have been governed in the UK by the Data Protection Act since 1998. They are for your protection and control how companies acquire, store and sell information they collect. Written at the dawn of the computer age and barely adequate protection then, they are now so antiquated businesses can con you into providing […]

Mum’s the word – What is your password

Mum’s the word – What is your password? Let me guess… is it one of the following: 123456 with 7/8/9/0 added, qwerty, password, 111111 or did you make an effort and go for 1q2w3e4r?. About one in three of you now believe I am either psychic or can see you sitting at your PC screen – if it is the later I suggest you put that down get some clothes […]

Help to Buy

At Genmar we spend a good deal of time explaining the various options and differences of IT hardware to customers, both home and business. I realise that the choices can be quite daunting due to lazy advertising by the manufacturers and large retailers. Most of the staff you are advised by at MEGAIRONINGBOARDANDLAPTOPPLANETWORLD only look like they know more than you because they have a uniform and know where the […]