How to Automatically Back Up Google Photos –  Guides for MultCloud & Google Photos Sync

How to Automatically Back Up Google Photos –  Guides for MultCloud & Google Photos Sync

As part of my job, I take a lot of photos on my phone and swap phones multiple times per year. I use my phone camera for both product photography and personal use, in particular when I travel. I have been using Google Photos for years, and it is one of my favourite online services….

How to Bypass a Paywall: Tips & hacks for limitless access to paywall website

How to Bypass a Paywall: Tips & hacks for limitless access to paywall website

Paywalls for websites are a controversial subject, and as someone that makes a living from online advertising, I have somewhat conflicted feelings towards the subject. I don’t personally like them, yet I can understand why they have increased in popularity. Many people use adblockers nowadays, and that has massively impacted the money you can earn…

What is an SoC (System on Chip)? Unveiling the Heart of Modern Electronics

What is an SoC (System on Chip)? Unveiling the Heart of Modern Electronics

For those of us neck-deep in the world of consumer technology, acronyms like CPU, GPU, and RAM are all too familiar. But if you’ve ever stumbled upon the term “SoC” and found yourself scratching your head, you’re not alone. SoC, or System-on-a-Chip, is a term that’s gaining prominence as our gadgets get smaller, yet more…

Arm vs X64 vs X86: Decoding the Architectural Showdown in Modern Computing

Arm vs X64 vs X86: Decoding the Architectural Showdown in Modern Computing

In the realm of computing, the architecture that powers your devices is much like the engine under the hood of a car—it’s essential, complex, and fascinating for those of us who care to delve deeper. As someone who’s spent countless hours dissecting various technologies, I find the debate around processor architectures—namely, Arm, x64, and x86—particularly…

Bluetooth Codec Comparison: LDAC vs aptX Adaptive & Variants vs LHDC vs LC3 vs SCL6 vs SBC vs AAC
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Bluetooth Codec Comparison: LDAC vs aptX Adaptive & Variants vs LHDC vs LC3 vs SCL6 vs SBC vs AAC

Following on from my previous Bluetooth guide, this article covers the main Bluetooth codecs used by various wireless earphones today. Lossy vs Lossless Audio Codecs Bluetooth earbuds currently use lossy audio codecs as the bandwidth available to Bluetooth can not accommodate lossless audio. Codec Comparison Table Bluetooth Codec Overviews SBC The Low Complexity Subband Coding…

Bluetooth Guide – Bluetooth Versions & Factors Affecting Quality of Bluetooth Codecs
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Bluetooth Guide – Bluetooth Versions & Factors Affecting Quality of Bluetooth Codecs

I would say most people know roughly what Bluetooth is and use it regularly. But how much do you really know about this wireless technology that’s now over 25 years old? When buying a new phone or earbuds, are you aware of all the different technologies that can affect the performance of Bluetooth? This is…

Plex Transcoding Performance Guide
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Plex Transcoding Performance Guide

For home users that are interested in NAS devices such as Synology and TerraMaster, setting up a Plex media server is often one of the key features they want to use. As much as I love streaming services like Netflix and Disney, they are starting to get expensive, and it is not uncommon for me…

Is Alexa Free? A Guide to Potential Costs & Future Subscription Fees
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Is Alexa Free? A Guide to Potential Costs & Future Subscription Fees

Alexa service, which powers the Echo range of smart speakers and other smart devices, is free to use. When you purchase an Amazon Echo device, you won’t need to pay any additional fees to use Alexa. It comes along with the gadget, ready to assist you with various tasks like answering queries, controlling smart home…

UK eSIM Providers – How To Get An eSIM with a UK Mobile Network
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UK eSIM Providers – How To Get An eSIM with a UK Mobile Network

In the UK, EE was the first network to support eSIM, beginning with the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular model in late 2017. EE later extended eSIM support to other devices, such as iPhones, in late 2018. Other UK networks, such as Vodafone and O2, introduced eSIM support in the years following, offering compatibility with…

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad
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How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your iPad

If you have both an iPad and an iPhone, there’s a useful feature that you can activate. This feature enables your iPad to make and receive cell phone calls. This can be particularly beneficial if you use your iPad as your main working device and prefer to handle calls via a Bluetooth headset connected to…

Nationwide Legal DMCA Copyright Infringement Notices – Fake Digital Millennium Copyright Act for Link Building – Scam

Nationwide Legal DMCA Copyright Infringement Notices – Fake Digital Millennium Copyright Act for Link Building – Scam

Fake DMCA infringement notices are among the most annoying forms of spam link-building emails that I get. Genuine DMCA Claims If you have ever published content online, you will be aware you can’t use any old images you find online. In my early career, when I was running a web development company, someone, possibly me,…

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