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UK TV Shows To Watch in Winter 2017/18

  Even here in Spain the temperature is dropping, especially in the evenings. It’s the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa and enjoy some quality, UK-grown TV shows that are premiering or returning over the next few months. Blue Planet II, BBC One  Everyone’s talking about the return of Blue Planet. Visually stunning,…

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WhatsApp Scam Alert – Fake £250 Supermarket Voucher

  Many WhatsApp users are seeing a too-good-to-be-true voucher appear in their inbox that promises a £250 voucher for a supermarket like Asda,Tesco, or M&S. The message is designed to look like it comes from a trusted contact, however the message is a fake. It is a ‘phishing’ scam – the link that you must…

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How to Avoid ‘Dodgy’ App Downloads

  You probably know to take care when downloading anything from the internet onto your computer, but we tend to talk a lot less about avoiding ‘dodgy’ phone apps. Just like files that you download onto your computer, apps can have harmful bits hidden in them that can attack your phone or invade your privacy.…

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Costa Blanca Christmas Fairs!

  It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas! Throughout November and December, Telitec will be at many Christmas fairs to support local charities, bring you telecoms advice, and give out freebies. We’ll have seasonal offers as well as tech-y stocking filler recommendations, so make sure you stop by the Telitec stalls while you’re…

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Apple Unveils Next Generation iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook has just revealed their next wave of products, including two iPhone models and a revamped Apple Watch. Here’s a basic overview of what we know about the new phones. ‘iPhone 8’ and ‘8 Plus’ The 8th iPhones are an upgrade of the previous 7 and 7 Plus. Apple executives described it…

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Telitec’s Top 10 Tips For Keeping Kids Safe Online

  The internet can be great – it helps us learn, stay in touch with our friends and family, and have fun. It’s easy to forget that there’s a serious side to the internet that nobody should ignore. It can be particularly hard to communicate to children what they need to do to stay safe…

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‘Big Heart of Javea’ Fundraiser Returns

Have you heard the good news? The Big Heart of Javea event is making a comeback this year! After the terrible fires in and around Javea and Benitachell in 2016, many extra fundraising events were kickstarted in the local community, including the Big Heart of Javea motorshow – which turned out to be a roaring…

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Turn your iPhone into an Underwater Camera!

If you’re lucky enough to live by or be visiting the Spanish coast, you’ll know that the beaches and coves are truly gorgeous – both above and below the water! Buying high-quality underwater cameras to capture the scenes can be expensive, but the waterproof ProShot phone case can change all that. It’s cheaper than a…

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Usual Password Advice is Wrong – Says Man Who Wrote The Guidelines!

You’ve probably heard a lot of advice about creating strong passwords – you should change them every 90 days, mix in numbers and capitals, don’t use full words, etc. Former National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) manager Bill Burr wrote (literally!) the guidelines on creating safe passwords several years ago – but now wishes…

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Patook – An App For Making Friends Anywhere

It’s not always easy to get out and make friends, especially if you’ve just arrived in a new country. There are plenty of apps for meeting new people, like Tinder or Plenty of Fish, but if you’re looking for friendship and not love then these definitely aren’t right for you! A friendship-forming app called ‘Patook’…

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3 Handy Google Search Shortcuts

When you search with Google, the results you get back don’t always exactly match what you typed, but usually match what you actually wanted. So if you put in ‘training my new puppy’ it may show you a web page called ‘Puppy Training Schedule’ – that’s not exactly what you searched, but it IS what…

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Awesome Tech – Hyperloop One Reaches 192mph

Fancy travelling at 500mph down a tube in a floating pod suspended by magnets? Well, we just got one step closer to that becoming a reality with the latest successful test on the Hyperloop track. After much testing, a full-scale pod just travelled along it at 192mph, and that was just on the first attempt!…

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WhatsApp for Complete Beginners

  WhatsApp is a popular messaging app that you can use from almost any smartphone. You can send instant messages, just like texting, and also make voice and video calls. It’s free to download and use, and doesn’t use your call and text credit, which is why it’s so popular! Before we talk you through…

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Find Emergency 24-Hour Vets in Spain With This App

Entrepreneurs in Madrid have launched an app called UVI24 to help pet owners find emergency veterinary assistance in Spain. All responsible pet owners will have a local vet they know and trust, but this app could be invaluable in animal emergencies away from home. When you phone in your emergency, the operators will check what…

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New Gadget Can Take the Sting Out of Your Mosquito Bites

If you’re a mosquito magnet, the chances are you’ve been suffering from itchy bites lately! However much you slather on insect repellent, there always seems to be one crafty mosquito that slips through. If you’re fed up with swollen, itchy bites then this could be the gadget for you. Bite Helper uses heat and vibrations…

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Do You Need to be Worried about ‘Ransomware’?

  Recently we saw ‘phishing’ scams hit the headlines, and now you might be hearing news reports of ‘ransomware’. Companies and organisations all over the world are reporting ransomware problems, including the British advertising agency WPP, Kiev airport, and the sensors around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. So, do you need to be worrying about…

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Fight Sun Damage With This UV Skin Patch And App

  Worried about protecting your skin in the sun? Don’t worry – there’s an app for that! It’s not safe to get complacent about skincare if you’re visiting or living in a hot country like Spain – if you’re going outside, you need to protect yourself with a high enough SPF. However many of us…

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Panasonic Releases New Gadget… A Deodorising Clothes Hanger

We’ve got another contender for the most overly complicated solution to a simple problem – a deodorising clothes hanger! The hanger works by electrolysing tiny water particles (smaller than steam, even) and passing them through the fabric, removing the source of any smells that are clinging to the fabric. The gadget won’t do anything to…

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5 UK TV Shows to Look Out For in Summer 2017

We know that summer is about more than just TV, but there are some real corkers on the way that you won’t want to miss! Here’s our pick of the new and returning shows that we’re most excited about seeing in the coming months. Diana Marking 20 years since her tragic death, this 90-minute documentary draws together…

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Tips for Taking Better Dog Photos

Everyone wants to capture that perfect photo of their dog, but between wiggly puppies who won’t sit still and off-camera distractions a lot of shots will end up being deleted. Here are some tips for taking better photos of your pooch. Think about lighting A sudden bright flash could startle your pet, so might not be the…

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Apps and Websites for Cheaper, Easier Travel

It’s the season for travelling – if you’re lucky you’ll be jetting off for a summer break, or visiting family and friends in other countries. Here are some sites to look at and apps to download that will help you find the cheapest tickets and organise your trips with minimum fuss. Apps and Sites for Cheap…

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New Gadget Lets You Breathe Underwater for TEN MINUTES!

If you like swimming in the sea, but don’t have a diving license, this could be the gadget for you. The ‘Scorkl’ is an amazing new invention that holds enough air for you to spend up to ten minutes underwater without having to come up for air. The design is very simple to look at…

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No More Roaming Charges!

From 15th June, our mobile users will enjoy lowered roaming charges when they use their mobiles outside of Spain. Any data, calls and texts made in Zone 1* will be priced exactly the same as your normal phone usage. This makes it much cheaper for users – for example, a customer who currently consumes data…

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Rescuing A Wet Mobile Phone

It happens to everyone at some point…one minute your phone’s in your pocket and the next it’s in a sink, puddle, or (if you’re really unlucky) in the toilet! Unfortunately sometimes your phone will be immediately damaged by the water and there will be nothing you can do, however some quick thinking might save your…

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“Smart Recycling Boxes” Tackle Waste AND Feed Stray Dogs

Mounting levels of plastic waste and stray dogs are two unrelated, but serious, problems that affect many countries and major cities. A few years ago, a company called Pugedon came up with an innovative solution that addresses aspects of both of these problems – “Smart Recycling Boxes”. When a user puts their recyclable plastic bottles…

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Apps Every New Expat Should Download

Moving abroad can be an amazing experience, but you might need a helping hand every now and again while you’re getting used to your new home. Here are some apps you can download to help you find your feet. Nearify Sometimes it can be hard to get out there and start experiencing a new town…

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Exclusive offer for Camposol area!

Exclusively for the Camposol area Switch to a Telitec Wireless package and, once Fibre is available in your area, you will receive a 50€ discount off of your Telitec Fibre install if you decide to switch in the future! NO websites or TV services blocked or restricted Part time packages, are available Full support in…

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Where to Start To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

It’s no secret that there is a real need to keep our children safe online. It can be hard to know where to start, though. We’ve put together some tips and places to start to get you thinking about your child’s online safety. Sign an ‘Internet Safety Contract’ You can find draft ‘contracts’ online such…

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Important – Changes to the Law and Landline Charges

On 24th July, changes affecting ALL landlines are coming into effect. Calls will only be able to go through the network of the company who is taking care of the line rental. What the changes mean for landline users: The line rental must be with the call provider. Using ‘prefixes’ or ‘carrier preselect’ to route…

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Sandisk Connect – The Flash Drive Reinvented

This is no ordinary USB stick! This one has wireless capability, meaning you move and access your files at any time without ever having to use a cable. You can still plug it in like a normal flash-drive and move your files, photos, music, and movies between the drive and your computer. Or, you can switch…

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Scientists Create Paint That Makes ANYTHING Into a Touchscreen

A Ph.D student at the Carnegie Mellon University has lead researchers to create a SPRAY PAINT that can turn any surface into a fully functioning touchpad. Student Yang Zhang created the Electrick system, which uses a technique called ‘electric field tomography’ to turn almost any surface into a touchpad. They’ve successfully turned wood, plastic, walls,…

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What is ‘Phishing’, And How Can You Stay Safe?

‘Phishing’ has been in the news recently after Google Docs users suffered an attack. The aim of phishing is to get your personal information, whether that’s your online banking, photos, documents, or passwords. The scammer will use clever tricks to present themselves as a person or brand that you already know, making you more likely…

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We’re Hiring! – Join our Customer Services or Sales Teams

We are looking for someone to join our SALES Team: Full-Time Contract Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm Saturday Rotation 9am till 1pm NO Cold Calling Full Training Requirements: Fluent English, additional languages a bonus (especially German, French, Dutch, Spanish) Sales Experience Preferred Basic Computer Skills TO FIND OUT MORE CONTACT: cheryl@telitec.net or call 965…

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Pedreguer Open Day, 12th May

Telitec are having an open day in Pedreguer this month. We will be at The British Supermarket, Pedreguer (just off the N332) on the 12th of May between 10am and 2pm. The open day is a great chance to meet members of the Telitec team, and get your questions answered about: The internet options in…

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Samsung’s New App Will Cut Out Text-Driving

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t text and drive, but the truth is that sometimes it can be tempting to sneak a peak at the screen on a straight road or at a traffic light. In a survey conducted on behalf of Samsung, many users contributed their text-driving behaviour to feeling ‘social pressure’ to always be…

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The Best Online ‘Easter Eggs’

  Happy Easter from all of us at Telitec! In the world of tech and entertainment, an ‘Easter Egg’ has a different meaning to the treats you’ll be enjoying for Easter. They are hidden or unexpected features of games, apps, websites or services that are put there just for fun. Here are some great ones for you…

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A Gadget to Help You Sleep – The ‘Thync Relax Pro’

A tech company called Thync has invented a gadget that uses electricity to help you to relax and improve your sleep. By using electrical pulses to stimulate the nerves in your neck, the Relax Pro will, according to Thync, relieve stress and lead to better quality sleep. The device sticks to the back of your…

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4 UK TV Shows to Look Out For in Spring 2017

Spring 2017 is set to be a pretty good season for new or returning UK television shows! Even with all the distractions of living in or visiting Spain, sometimes we all miss the UK TV we know and love. Here’s our pick of the one’s we’re most excited about seeing. Little Boy Blue, ITV, May 1st…

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Using ‘Facebook Stories’ – The Newest Addition to Facebook

Hot on the heels of rival social media network Snapchat, Facebook has introduced self-destructing photo statuses to all of their apps. This allows you to upload personalised ‘picture updates’ to share with your friends that disappear after 24 hours. The idea is to ‘tell a story’ using a picture of yourself, where you are, or…

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Charity Dog Show & Easter Egg Hunt

It’s almost time for the annual Charity Dog Show! It’s being held at The Celtic Isle, Playa Flamenca, in aid of Los Infiernos Perrera Supporters. They are a dedicated animal charity doing fantastic work helping local dogs in need, so it’s a really worthy cause for all animal lovers to support. All dogs are welcome,…

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Is it a Bird, is it a Drone?!

Sometimes, when we hear about a new type of tech, we’re not sure exactly what the larger point is. In this case, science has come up with something that is both very cool AND very useful. A team of researchers is developing a drone that flies, and lands, just like a bird. Not just a…

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Google Maps Now Remembers Where Your Car’s Parked!

Google Maps for mobile is adding a really handy new feature that will help users remember where they parked their car. The good news is that all you need is Google Maps installed on your phone (and updated to the latest version). Once you’ve parked your car, just open the app and tap the blue…

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Now You Can Climb Into a Volcano With Google

Google Maps have certainly expanded their horizons recently. The Street View feature of Google Maps lets you ‘walk’ up and down the world’s streets and look around with 360 vision. After their latest update, you can now explore a remote volcanic island called Ambrym and climb down into the crater, and look out on a molten…

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New Earphones Translate Languages in Real-Time

The ‘Pilot’ is claimed to be able to translate speech like the Babel Fish  Comprises 2 earpieces to be worn by people speaking different languages  Will launch to translate between English, French, Spanish and Italian  Gadget is available to pre-order from $299 If trying to order dinner or  asking for directions fills you with fear…

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Are You Due A Mortgage Refund?

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that the Spanish banks have overcharged two million mortgage holders in Spain. They will have to repay a massive €7.5 BILLION back to those affected. This is great news for anyone who currently has, or has had, a mortgage in Spain in the last few years. However, working…

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The Future of Tech – Electronic Dancing Socks

Sometimes, technology makes amazing leaps and bounds to improve the lives of people all over the world – and sometimes we get a pair of electronic dancing socks! Designer Pascal Ziegler created the vibrating socks to teach basic choreography to the wearer. You sync your socks up to an app, which tells the socks when…

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Updating the New (Self-Destructing!) Status Option on WhatsApp

WhatsApp have updated their status feature to now include ‘multimedia’ statuses. You could always add a simple line of text, but now you can add pictures and doodles too. Currently, some of the new status features are only available on iPhones. The update came at the end of February as a celebration of WhatsApp’s eighth…

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Delete your browsing history

How to Wipe your internet footprint, whatever browser you use.   When you use a web browser to explore the internet, history of your activities are recorded by the browser – and that includes information about every website you visit. This can be useful because when you want to return to a previously visited website…

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The Telitec Shield

The Telitec shield is an online protection tool, a requirement for every family to make sure kids are not watching or browsing on any unwanted subject, but it also serves a great purpose for any public location to avoid fraudulent activity on your network, or simply to be used as a general security system for…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2017

VALDEHERMOSO 2015, BODEGAS VALDERIZ Available from La Lluna Gourmet, Moraira 6·50€ It’s difficult to go wrong when recommending a red wine from DO Ribera del Duero! Although a relative ‘New Kid on the Block’ regarding its status as an officially recognised area of Spanish wine production (it was only elevated to DO status as late…

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2016’s Most Google Searches

In 2016 more people Googled “What is Pokemon Go?” than “What is Brexit?Euro 2016 was the thing the UK wanted to know the most about in 2016 and as Pokemon Go took over the summer, “What is Pokemon Go?” was the most asked “What is?” question of the year according to the internet giant, ahead…

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What to do with an old tablet

Updated your tablet, but not sure what to do with your old one? Here are some great ways to save your tablet from an early retirement. 1. A digital cookbook The kitchen can be a messy place at times so you may be wary of using your expensive new tablet to browse recipes with mucky…

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Thinking of buying a Smartphone?

If you’re looking at buying your first smartphone, the range of devices on offer and all the jargon can be quite intimidating. Check out the guide below to see what you really need to consider. A smartphone is like having a computer, digital camcorder, games console, music player and personal organiser all in one. What…

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2016 Tech highlights

It might not have been a good year for celebrities… but technology did alright. Apple released another iPhone, PlayStation unveiled its virtual reality headset and Pokemon returned in app form, making 2016 a pretty good year for technology. But what else was released this year? Below is a list at the best technology of 2016.…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2017

BODEGAS MENDOZA MERLOT MONASTRELL   Available from Pepe La Sal, Moraira approx 8·00€   Despite the fact that many Telitec clients live in the Alicante area we often tend to look at other areas of wine production when making our choices. Why?   Well, this is partly because in the supermarkets and wine shops there…

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FIVE WHATSAPP TRICKS THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER

Seven years since being set up by former Yahoo! employees in Canada, the messaging app has grown from strength to strength. Here are a few tisp to help you along your way: See when your messages are read: Go to a chat, tap and hold on any of the messages you’ve sent, followed by the…

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NEVER make the bed again

App-controlled smart duvet will do the hard work for you Smartduvet replaces the covers using an app-controlled inflatable sheet The grid-shaped sheet sits between the duvet and duvet cover When activated, it inflates, placing the duvet back in position   Making the bed may well be one of the most loathed household chores but now you…

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WhatsApp will stop running on older phones at the end of December

If you are using an old smartphone to send WhatsApp messages, you may need to add an upgrade to your Christmas wish list. WhatsApp has announced it will no longer support a range of older operating platforms by the end of the year. The messaging app said it will be phasing out support for older…

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Anki’s adorable Cozmo robot is hard not to love

You might already be familiar with Anki’s smartphone powered remote controlled cars but Cozmo is something else entirely. Rather than just being a competitive toy, it’s a robotic companion that gets smarter over time. Most important, it’s full of personality. Cozmo’s diminutive size, expressive LED eyes and boisterous voice make it instantly endearing. It moves around…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2016

PAGO FLORENTINO 2013, VINO DE PAGO   Available from La Lluna Gourmet, Moraira 15·00€   At Christmas time I think we are all prepared to pay out a little more when it comes to buying our wines. It’s a special time of the year, which warrants some special wines. However, we all have a budget!…

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7 Tips To Prevent Your Smartphone Being stolen

Avoid the misery of having your expensive phone and personal data stolen altogether by following our tips Tip 1 – Keep your smartphone on you This may sound obvious, but your phone is most likely to be stolen when it’s left unattende, so don’t leave your phone out on a table or place it on…

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Get the Best Wi-Fi Signal At Home

Poor weak wi-fi signal make sure your router in the right place. Wi-fi is a great – you can now access the internet from almost anywhere and on several different devices. But there will always be times when you can get a decent wi-fi signal. There are several  reasons for this – if your house…

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Google Cheap Flights

Google Flights will now be able to tell you exactly when that fare you’re eyeing up is going to rise in price. We’ve all been there – looking to book a flight but you just dont get round to it, and then the next thing you know the price has gone up. But now Google’s…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2016

DEHESA DEL ÑANDÚ GARNACHA 2014   Available exclusively from Vinalia at Bodegas Leopoldo, Ondara 6·75€   In November, my head is firmly into red wine, metaphorically speaking, of course! As the nights draw in, the temperature drops, the real log fires are lit and the duvet beckons for later, there’s nothing more warming and comforting…

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Do You Know About Google Play?

It’s the app store which andoriod users rely on for apps, but how much do you really know!   Apps are an vital component of our smartphones and tablets, and many of us have Google Play to thank for them. Google Play is an online store where Android phones and tablets can download apps. But…

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Clean Up Your Smartphone

If your mobile device’s address book is in a mess, there is now a free app for iOS and Android that can tidy it up in seconds…   Smartphones and tablets now make it much simpler to manage your contacts than an old address book, but its not to say they’re completely foolproof. It’s sometimes…

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Telitec’s Latest Gadget

The Video Doorbell Telitec’s New Gadget the video doorbell lets you see who’s there, from anywhere. With wide angled HD video, smart motion detection, and cloud recording, it’s like you’re home even when you’re not.   No longer will you have to arrange your life around a delivery schedule. With the Video Doorbell, you don’t have…

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Pay With Your Face! Mastercard launches selfie payment technology

Paying by Selfie just got one step nearer as Mastercard launches biometric payment service in Europe, to save customers time when shopping online   It started with online shopping, then Touch ID and fingerprint scanning, and contactless payments are fast becoming the common place as the way we buy things constantly changes. But now Mastercard…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2016

CELESTE ROBLE 2015 BODEGAS TORRES, DO RIBERA DEL DUERO   Available at Mas y Mas on offer at 5·99€, or usually 6·50€   October is here and I start to think red. The heat of the Summer extended into September, but in October night time temperatures start to drop, so bring on the red wine!…

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Speed up your smartphone

Is your smartphone slow? Check out our simple tips to make it faster.   You may have noticed that your smartphone can sometimes feel a bit sluggish, often when loading apps, or swapping between programs – sometimes it might stop altogether. This is fairly common after you’ve been using your handset for a while and…

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Watch out for WhatsApp’s New Terms & Conditions

Under the new terms and conditions whatsapp want to share your details with Facebook.   By connecting your phone number with Facebook, they say you’ll be offered better friend suggestions and you’ll see more relevant adverts.   Also the update means your phone number will now be connected with your Facebook.   Encrypted messages will…

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Tips all parents should teach their children to stay safe online

As children grow up, they need learn to use the internet and social media safely. Here are some simple tricks to teach your children about online privacy and security. 1. Ground rules Lay down a few basic guidelines. For example, start by telling that anything shared once on the internet stays there forever and that nothing…

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THE TELITEC WINE OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2016

LOLO 2015 BODEGAS PACO & LOLA, DOP RÍAS BAIXAS   Available at Carrefour, priced at 5·99€   I promise it’s not just the label that made me buy this wine – though you have to admit, it is a bit cute!   I spent a most enjoyable weekend in Galicia’s, DO Rías Baixas, judging their…

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Robots to replace takeaway drivers

Your next Saturday night takeaway could be brought to you by a robot after a major food delivery company announced plans to use automated vehicles to transport meals. Europe’s biggest online takeaway food company Just Eat has partnered with Starship Technologies, to deliver food with robots on the streets of London later this month. “Nobody has ever done deliveries with…

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Techie´s at the bottom of the Sea!

  On Sunday the 10th of July the Telitec technical team in cooperation with 20000 Leguas left their computers at home and descended to the bottom of the ocean. After having gathered around by Algas beach in Moraira at 9 in the morning, all the gear was prepared for the first group to go under…

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A smart suitcase that follows you around!

You may never again have to carry your luggage during your travels. Carrying heavy luggage around is one of those less joyous things you have to do when you are heading on holiday. But lugging your bags could become a thing of the past, thanks to a start-up company based in China and the US…

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Telitec Smart Home

Imagine controlling your home from a tablet or your mobile, any where in the world. The smart home has arrived — the internet is gradually making its way into everything from appliances to thermostats, and you’ll soon be able to control most things in your house from your phone. Some of the smart home gadgets…

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HAPPY BIRTHYEAR TO THE INTERNET – 25 YEARS OLD!!!

This is what the world’s first website looked like! Impressive? For it’s time, it was incredible to those who saw the potential for how it could change our lives in the future. For those who were late catching on, time has shown how this is one invention where life will never be the same again.…

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