50 best iPhone games 2015

The App Store is rammed with gaming goodies to keep thumbs busy, but not all iPhone games are born equal – which is why Techradar has done the difficult job of playing through as many game as humanly possible in order to tell you which are best.

…well I’m too busy working to do it myself 🙂

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Thou shalt not pass

Did you know, the number one hacking method for gaining entry to your website and email accounts is an easy to guess password? Added to the fact your password is possibly the same pretty much everywhere!!

Passwords. A small insignificant word that can bring on sweaty brows and fear in many  who are presented with a ‘friendly’ sign-in box on their web travels. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve come across this seemingly innocuous box only to sit, hand on brow considering “was it the one with zeros for o’s or 3’s for e’s” etc…

For my sins as a web designer, I hold the login details of many clients websites, Twitter, Facebook, hosting control panels etc. Scarily, many login details are identical for every account any given client. I’ve even had “pa55w0rd” given to me, eeek!

Believe me, I do understand. With all the other ‘crap’ we have to remember in our daily lives, having one set of logins for pretty much everything removes one of those bits of crap!

Whilst these issues may sound all too familiar to your own, fear not, below is a list of ways to make each login a little easier. Many thanks to the WikiHow website for a lot of the suggestions below:

  1. Think of a really hard to guess set of letters, numbers and other symbols which, with practice, you’ll remember i.e. “crE$ruf8EdE“. Surround this with the first and last three letters of the website you’re logging into using capitals for the first and last letters. eg. if you were logging into your Google account with the password above, the result would be “GoocrE$ruf8EdEglE” or Facebook would be “FaccrE$ruf8EdEooK”.
  2.  Make a compound word. A smart way to develop an easy-to-remember password is to combine three small words of significance to you, and make a single password. For example, you can use “mydogspot” or “jimswifejane”.
  3. Connect the first letters of a sentence. Develop a password using the first letters of a sentence or phrase that means something to you – like your national anthem or a slogan you have seen somewhere. “Don’t shop for it, Argos it” would become “DsfiAi.
  4. Choose two words and combine their letters. Choose one letter of the first word and one letter of the second word, and repeating this until you get to the last letter of each word. An example could be: Say your post important possessions are house & plane – Password: “hpoluasnee”.

Of course there are many ways of remembering your logins but in summary, make your passwords hard to guess and especially make them hard for computers to guess by adding the human element into them.

Don’t loath, love your logins.

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iOS versus Android

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2014 Ultimate tech gift guide

Rather than pick gifts for you and yours, here is the best of the best when it comes to tech that ZDnet have had the pleasure of using this year.

From the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.


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Smartwatches and wearables

Smartwatches are getting better, but the technology is still in the dark ages with big obstacles to overcome before it’s ready for the mass market.

Many of the wearables sold so far have been pretty poor — indeed, it’s entirely possible to see the wearables market right now as a massive trial of (at best) beta-stage technology.

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An iPhone for £75?

An iPhone for £75? That really is too good to be true?!

Shenzhen is the hi-tech manufacturing hub making one quarter of the world’s smartphones – but also millions of fakes

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