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A loan can help to get you out of difficult situations, but can also land you back in financial trouble if your repayments aren't affordable and you struggle to repay what you owe. Although many lenders will perform their own affordability assessments, it is paramount that you also know your loan is affordable before agreeing to the repayments. Working out your budget is essential so you know you won't be straining to make ends meet each month. If you have little to no funds at the end of each...

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks are now used daily by most of us to post, share and tweet information about ourselves. If you think it's just your friends and family that can view these, then you are mistaken! We can post on social media with the click of a button or a tap on the screen. We share what we have been doing recently, how we are feeling, and our opinions on various subjects. Social media is, without a doubt, a fantastic way to communicate with...

There is more than one way to protect your smartphone and many more reasons why. You can protect it by using technology to fitting a physical exterior. For now, we will concentrate on protecting it by using technology. Our smartphones are part of the fabric of our everyday life: We store our personal data on them We use them for social media We check our emails Our banking is done online We store others’ names and numbers We have photos and videos on them We watch films and TV programs You...

Planning for a Job Interview Have you just spotted your dream job? Or maybe you are getting back into work after starting a family? Once you have the job interview confirmed (congratulations!), you now need think about interview preparation. From researching the company you’ve applied with to scrutinising your own social media accounts, prep is everything. They need YOU, remember, so be the best you can! Firstly, there is more than one type of interview. The main three are a face-to-face...

There are over 3 billion users of social media around the world, which accounts for approximately 42% of the population. Of these users, 74% would trust social media to guide them towards making a decision when buying items, by seeing their reviews and recommendations of such products. In light of this, we can see why social media influencer campaigns are worth megabucks to online marketers! Moving on, what is a social media influencer? An excellent social influencer will broadcast over a few...

McAfee is one of the more well-known providers of internet security, dedicating themselves to keeping us and our equipment safe from cyberthreats. For over 30 years, McAfee has been building a ‘premium global threat intelligence network’ whilst securing your devices against viruses, malware, fileless attacks and other threats, both at home and away. McAfee’s award-winning virus protection can prevent viruses, malware and ransomware from infecting your PC, Mac and mobile devices. McAfee Total...

Microsoft has announced that it would no longer be providing support for users of Windows 7 from 14th January 2020 and had already stopped mainstream support in January 2015. This meant that no new features were added and warranty claims were rendered invalid. From January 2020, there will be more changes, such as: Microsoft customer support service will not be provided for Windows 7 users. Some games will be discontinued, for example, backgammon and checkers. No more security updates or patch...

Virgin Media announced on March 6th 2020 that up to 900,000 customers personal details have been compromised due to a Virgin Media data breach. The marketing database in question had been left accessible since April 2019 until now March 2020, when the error was noticed by a researcher from security firm TurgenSec. Virgin Media have issued an email to any affected customers of the data breach in which they confirm that no passwords or financial details were on the database. Unfortunately, email...

The CEO of Google has recently made a statement regarding the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Sundar Pichai has expressed concerns about the negative consequences of AI (artificial intelligence) alongside the numerous benefits that this technology brings. Furthermore, he asks for international cooperation to ensure it is harnessed for good. AI is also known as machine intelligence. It is used to describe machines that mimic the human mind, such as learning, problem-solving, speech...