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About Me

My name is David Cowan.

Welcome to my blog and my world of technology.

Here you will find my take on things that I have found, discovered and observed in the world of tech and product development.

I am passionate about gadgets and technical workings. I have been this way ever since I can remember.

I will be adding to this blog as often as I can so please come back for more after reading what I have published.

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How To Configure A Smartphone To Make It More Accessible To Older People

How To Configure A Smartphone To Make It More Accessible To Older People

This innovation is making seniors' lives easier than ever before. While it may seem natural to use a smartphone, this is not true for older people. The challenges of old age include decreased mobility and visual impairments. The interface is confusing for older people, making it even more difficult to use. There is a way around this. You can make the user experience easier by making small adjustments to the settings. This is how seniors can have a more enjoyable smartphone experience. 1. Improve readability The most common complaint that older people have about smartphones is their difficulty reading. While ...
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How Can A Productivity App Help You Get Organized

How Can A Productivity App Help You Get Organized

Productivity apps can be used to save your to-do lists and there are many such apps available. It is difficult to stay organized. While some people are naturally organized, others need to put in a lot of effort to keep organized. These people need to use applications to improve their productivity and stay organized. Since high school, we've all tried to keep organized. Some people find it easy. They just need to take notes, keep track of dates, create a calendar and a list. Contrary to popular belief, many people have difficulty doing the same. Many people lose their notes ...
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Why Engineers At Google And Facebook Do Little Work But Earn A Lot Of Money

Why Engineers At Google And Facebook Do Little Work But Earn A Lot Of Money

We are introduced to the Silicon Valley "coasters", millionaire engineers who make a lot of money but seemingly, do very little work. A Facebook engineer woke up one sunny summer morning feeling sick. The engineer recalls, "I thought that I was sick." It wasn't a food poisoning or a virus. It was a bad reaction that the engineer experienced when he thought about returning to work. The person was a leader of a team of 40 and made nearly a million dollars per year. This engineer was exhausted in the short time he worked at Facebook. His project was highly ...
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Cybercrime Due To COVID-19

Cybercrime Due To COVID-19

As if the coronavirus were not enough to worry about, we also have another concern that it is looming: It is the rise of cyber criminals targeting the people that are now working from home. Cybercriminals took advantage of the slower adaption of the facilities to try and act at any point of weakness in cyber protection. The National Cryptological Center (CCN) has warned the public that cybercriminals are increasing their activity in ransomware, phishing, remote code execution, and information exfiltration. We can also refer to the CCN document Security recommendations for Teleworking Situations and Surveillance Reinforcement. This provides technical ...
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How To Effectively Disinfect Your Mobile

How To Effectively Disinfect Your Mobile

We have previously discussed the importance of maintaining your phone. Here are some examples of the most common problems. We want to share some tips and tricks to help you disinfect your mobile device in these times of personal hygiene. The main focal point of infection is the screen Mobile phone screens can be contaminated with bacteria. According to The Wall Street Journal's study, disinfecting mobile phones should be done at least once per month. We recommend that you do this more often. You will need to disinfect the phone with a damp cloth soaked in alcohol and water. You ...
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Amazing Technological Advances Of 2021

Amazing Technological Advances Of 2021

We are coming to an unusual 2021. With it, we will remember how technology has evolved and accelerated since the pandemic started and how, especially in the workplace has managed to keep everyone connected. Next, we will discuss some technological trends that will change the way people think in 2021 and beyond. 5G development We have seen 5G launched by large teleoperators during 2020, but have not yet been deployed. The technology will improve connectivity and access in remote and rural areas where there is currently no service. This will allow companies to continue digitizing their operations, processes, and work ...
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The Key Factor In Autonomous Driving Prediction

The Key Factor In Autonomous Driving Prediction

Autonomous driving will be a key element in traffic management in the future, given the complexity of mobility in large urban areas and the need to improve traffic management. Bosch, among others, has focused its efforts on streetlights to find the best solution for the current situation and improve safety in urban traffic. What is MEC View? MEC-View is the German manufacturer's project. It is based upon street lamps with video and lidar sensors. This is a type radar that allows us to provide relevant information to vehicles in real-time, such as detecting obstacles and providing them with timely and ...
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The Keys Factors That Contributed To The Rise Of Digital Money

The Keys Factors That Contributed To The Rise Of Digital Money

The technology advances we enjoy for our comfort, and any improvement in the management of our money are always welcomed. The digital payment options have also increased due to the current global pandemic. Increasing digitization in the context of the pandemic The health authorities recommended contactless payments at the start of the coronavirus epidemic. This allowed for the avoidance of using coins and bills. According to Banco Santander, BBVA, the almost total closure of commercial establishments resulted in a significant impact on monetary transactions. Cash withdrawals from ATMs dropped by 68% in March, according to a survey conducted by bank ...
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Technological Trends In The Insurance Sector And How Thing Are Changing

Technological Trends In The Insurance Sector And How Thing Are Changing

The technology changes in our lives have made insurance an integral part of our lives. It is a sector that has advanced to offer better customer service and improve its operations. What is the answer? Based on the following trends. Analytics and big data These concepts are becoming increasingly important to understand our customers. Insurers analyze large quantities of data to be able to make more precise predictions about their customers' behavior. The most important topics in analytics for 2019 were fraud risk, claims, complaints, and price. Social media These devices have been used for many years to communicate with ...
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How The iPhone And WhatsApp Have Changed The Sex Business In Hong Kong

How The iPhone And WhatsApp Have Changed The Sex Business In Hong Kong

We discuss how the sex business has evolved from the streets to online. Kate *, a high-school student, found work as a nightclub escortee in Mong Kok. This district is famous for its neon lights and red-lights. He was paid a pittance for each night of work. So when he met a mobster, he proposed to him to find him clients to make more money. Kate was thrilled about the idea. He brought Kate into a room to make her do shigong. This is Chinese for testing girls before selling them. He dropped the item. This isn't the story of ...
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The Social Network 2 The Snapchat Story

The Social Network 2 The Snapchat Story

Snapchat is gearing up to a $ 25 Billion IPO. We recall the app's success. Snapchat's story is almost identical to the beginning of "The Social Network", a movie dedicated to Facebook (NASDAQ : Facebook [FB]). The story still takes place at a top university, Stanford versus Harvard, and ends up in court with Snapchat co-founders Evan Spiegel versus Bobby Murphy. Snapchat has survived some difficult beginnings, and is now poised to go public with a valuation of 25,000 million dollars. Snapchat is now a giant social media company, and it all started as a million-dollar idea about disappearing pictures ...
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19 Facts About Google That You Probably Did Not Know

19 Facts About Google That You Probably Did Not Know

Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of Google. This is considered old age in the tech industry, so we have compiled a list with curious facts about Google's search engine. Fact #1 Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1998. Although the company was founded on September 4, 1998, it has been celebrating its birthday every September 27 since 2006. Fact #2 Google doodles: The first was created by Larry Page, Sergey Brin, as a way to communicate that they were not in the office in the unlikely event that the server would stop working during their 1998 Burning Man ...
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Guide To Choosing The Right iPad For 2021

Guide To Choosing The Right iPad For 2021

You might be considering buying an iPad in 2021. Apple has relaunched its tablet line, which it had previously managed for many years. There are several models to choose from. We show you everything. We are here to help you make informed decisions about iPad purchases. We will tell you about the current iPad models and their features in this article. We have seen renewals of the iPad Mini and the iPad Pro with M1 in recent months. You can now find the device that suits your budget and has had its showcase expanded. Apple now has a catalogue with ...
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The New And Ultra-Rugged Android Nokia XR20 Will It Beat The 3310

The New And Ultra-Rugged Android Nokia XR20 Will It Beat The 3310

17 In its official forums, a new Nokia terminal was leaked. It is the Nokia XR20. It would arrive sooner than expected. The main claim of the phone is that the photos show it to be ultra-resistant. Nokia is still a part of the smartphone market, although its presence might not be as strong as it used to be in the past. However, it has not abandoned the industry. These proposals are intriguing and are aimed at a general public who is looking for a mid-range, or entry-level, terminal. Nokia takes risks when launching new devices on the market, but ...
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The iPhone 13 To Have Wi-Fi 6E For A Faster Connection And Greater Range

The iPhone 13 To Have Wi-Fi 6E For A Faster Connection And Greater Range

Rumours continue to swirl and we expect another feature of the iPhone 13: It could offer an improved and longer-range internet connection through the WiFi 6E. Apple will continue to follow its normal roadmap until September 2013. As the date nears, rumors intensify as there is less time left. Today's concern is the one about the connectivity of the 2021 iPhone. This information comes from DigiTimes, a specialized media that states that Apple's new mobiles will support WiFi 6E. The report states that Apple is adding WiFi 6E technology to its iPhones this year. This technology is expected become a ...
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Amazon To Develop A Portable Alexa For Children

Amazon To Develop A Portable Alexa For Children

Amazon's surveillance and home-based devices have been criticized by privacy advocates. Recently, Amazon discussed creating a wearable device that would be powered by Alexa for children. According to Bloomberg documents, Seeker, the GPS-equipped device would be targeted at children aged 4-12 years. It could come in the form of a clip, key ring, or bracelet. Voice-activated devices would allow access to Amazon's children and enable parents to communicate with their children. Amazon had begun to explore the idea of the device in mid-1999 as part of its 2020 product roadmap. It is not clear how far it has advanced. This ...
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Solution For The 'Drift' Of The Joy-Con In The Nintendo Switch

Solution For The ‘Drift’ Of The Joy-Con In The Nintendo Switch

If you have purchased Nintendo Switch you may have noticed something not quite right. There is a small defect in the console controller. This causes the characters to move independently or, if you're in a menu, it will automatically scroll up/down without stopping. You can calibrate your controller but that doesn't solve the problem. After a few hours more, the annoying drift will return and can cause serious damage to your game. There were two options: either send the remote to Nintendo's technical support - which will make it impossible to play - or open and play with the mechanism ...
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WhatsApp Voice Changer Enables Voice Setting To Sound Like Whatever You Want

WhatsApp Voice Changer Enables Voice Setting To Sound Like Whatever You Want

WhatsApp is full of secrets that are not easily discovered. You have many options to personalize your messages. For example, you can change font and typeface, make animated stickers, and even place them in your stories. You can also add music to your status for a unique touch. You may not be aware that WhatsApp allows you to use your voice to create sound effects and send your friends a unique audio. This has nothing to do the increased playback speed they have added a few months back so it isn't so tedious to listen endless audios. However, you will ...
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