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T.M. Lions FREE Kids Halloween Party

T.M. Lions are having a Halloween party for kids (and big kids..!) in Moraira Church Square on the 31st October – and best of all, it’s free!

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We’ll be there (yes in fancy dress!) to enjoy the facepainting, games and prizes. See you there!

 

Facebook Tips: Turning on ‘Login Alerts’

‘Login Alerts’ aren’t new, but Facebook has recently started showing reminders on its users timelines to switch this feature on – you may even have seen one or two yourself. These alerts send a notification to your account, or email address, whenever you log in from an unfamiliar device. If you are personally logging in…

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‘YouTube Kids’ Launches Better Parental Controls

From slime tutorials to fun singalongs (baby shark doo doo doo..!) YouTube is a great resource for entertaining and teaching kids of all ages. However the point of YouTube is that anyone can upload videos, and this can cause a nightmare when it comes to parental controls. That’s why they launched ‘YouTube Kids’ a few…

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Job Vacancy: Wireless Internet Installer, Moraira

Job vacancy: Wireless Internet Installer, working out of our Moraira office, full-time contract given. Duties: Exterior antenna installation and Ethernet cabling. Installation and configuration of internal devices i.e. Routers, VOIP devices, etc.  Follow instructions from the Network & Support engineers. Test operation, explain and demonstrate service to customer. Troubleshooting and resolving issues. Requirements: Experience with…

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WhatsApp is Changing Their Backup (But Don’t Panic!)

  WhatsApp is slightly changing how it’s backup feature works. Some articles about the changes are making it sound as though there is a chance you’ll lose all your WhatsApp data, but that isn’t the case. As we regularly recommend WhatsApp to many of our customers as a cheaper way of staying in touch internationally,…

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6 Great UK TV Shows You Can’t Miss in Autumn 2018

  We can’t believe that summer’s nearly over already! With the cooling weather comes many new and returning TV shows that are perfect for curling up to watch as the nights get darker. Here’s our pick of some of the best shows on offer in Autumn 2018. The Great British Bake Off Channel 4, 28th…

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What is ‘2 Factor Authentication’?

If you have email, social media, banking or any other online accounts, you have probably been prompted to turn on ‘2 factor authentication’ (or ‘2FA’ for short) at some point. 2FA means simply adding a second step to your login process, on top of your usual username and password. Many people don’t bother to activate this…

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How To Use WhatsApp’s New Group Voice and Video Calls

  We often recommend WhatsApp to many of our mobile customers, and now the free app has gotten even better. After months of leaks and rumours, WhatsApp is now formally rolling out it’s new feature for everyone – group voice and video calls! WhatsApp now supports group calls for up to 4 people at once,…

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World Cleanup Day is coming to Javea | Spread Some Sunshine

September 15th is World Cleanup Day! The charity ‘Spread Some Sunshine’ is organising a co-ordinated cleanup in the local area to raise awareness of environmental problems and to raise some money for the orphanages they support. World Cleanup Day has an amazing back story. It started in 2008 when an estimated 4% of people living…

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4 UK TV Shows to Look Out For in Summer 2018

  Summer has properly arrived and, although we should all be outside enjoying beautiful Spain, sometimes it’s nice to just pop the aircon on and watch something on the TV to cool down! We’ve rounded up our pick of the best UK TV coming up in the next couple of months: Picnic at Hanging Rock…

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The Gmail Privacy Scare – How To Check Your Account Settings

  If you have a Google account and use Gmail to send emails, the news may have had you worried this week. The BBC among others is reporting that Gmail messages are being routinely read by third parties. Google’s statement says that any company who has permission to read your emails has been thoroughly checked…

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‘Coolbox’ – Uninterrupted Power Supply

The ‘Coolbox’ provides an uninterruptible power supply. When fitted between the wall socket and your devices, it ensures that the power keeps flowing even when there’s a power-cut. This prevents both minor annoyances, like the oven clock or alarm clock resetting, and major problems like the computer or internet unexpectedly shutting down and losing your…

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WhatsApp is going to stop working on some phones

  WhatsApp has updated an old blog post announcing that some more older phones will soon stop supporting the popular messaging app. However, don’t panic – the list is very small, the phones included are very old, and you’re unlikely to be using one. The phones / operating systems that are already no long supported…

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BACtrack – the ‘Police-Grade’ Pocket Breathalyser

US company BACtrack make portable breathalyzers that are compatible with your smartphone, and the good news is that they ship to Spain! The device transmits the results of your self-administered test to the app via bluetooth. The app the gives you more useful info about your result, such as how long it should take for…

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Business Brunch – Camposol – 3rd July

If you are running a business and need to make local connections in the Camposol and Mazarrón area, then this is the event for you.

3rd July from 10am at Restaurante Meson Mariano, Sector A, Camposol

4 Great Features of the Google Translate App

Translation apps like Google Translate have been assisting new arrivals in Spain for years. The typing and voice translators are well-known, but other handy features are hiding in plain sight waiting to make your life easier! Translate using your camera If you’ve spent hours typing short pieces of written Spanish into a translation app, you…

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Facebook Privacy Settings Bug – Check Your Recent Posts!

Facebook has apologised for a bug that caused users’ default privacy settings to be overruled and their posts set to ‘public’ rather than ‘friends only’. The bug was active between May 18th and May 27th. You may have already received a warning from Facebook recommending that you check the settings on your recent posts: A…

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4 More Apps every new Expat Should Download

Moving to a new country can be hard, so it’s lucky that there are some great apps that will make everything easier. We previously rounded up a list of great apps that we recommend to newcomers here, such as language-learning and map apps. Here are a few more to help you get out and about, meet…

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Study Reveals 2017’s Most Used (and Most Insecure) Passwords

Do you think your passwords are secure? A study that looked at password trends has just been released, and the results show clear patterns in how we choose our passwords – which means they are easy to crack! The study found that the most popular passwords fall into clear categories: Emotional – such as ‘iloveyou’…

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Telitec Family Fun Day! June 30th – in aid of Make a Smile

The Bull and Bear in Benitachell is hosting our amazing Telitec Family Fun Day in aid of Make A Smile in June! 🎈 Bouncy Castle 🍔 All-day BBQ 🍺 Drinks 🎁 Stalls and treats 🎨 Face-painting 🏓 Activities for the kids 🎤 The Bull & Bear (in)famous KARAOKE! Event co-sponsored by Infinity International, Spain ….infinitely better Bring the whole…

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Camposol Fibre – Open Days 1st and 2nd June

We’re having two special open days at our Camposol office this month to answer any questions you have about our lightning-fast Camposol Fibre service. Friday June 1st: 11am – 6pm Saturday June 2nd: 11am – 4pm We’ll have cava, nibbles, and locally sourced sausages to enjoy! You can also bring along your devices and try…

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Business Brunch, Javea – 30th May

We’re excited as always to be heading back to the lovely, sunny Salt Javea for May’s Business Brunch! If you are running a business or need to make local connections in the Costa Blanca area, then this is the event for you. After a tea or coffee and a meet-and-greet at 9.30, we’ll be sitting…

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New Camposol Sign-ups – WIN 450€ of Teeth-Whitening Vouchers!

Super-fast Telitec Fibre is already making our new Camposol clients smile… so it’s lucky we’re giving away some teeth-whitening vouchers! We’ve got vouchers from Quiron Salud for whitening treatments (worth 450€!) to give away FREE to our new Fibre sign-ups in Camposol. Anyone who signs up for our fibre service will be entered into a…

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Beware the WhatsApp ‘Text Bomb’!

Warnings are circulating about a ‘text bomb’ that’s being sent to WhatsApp users. The ‘bomb’ works by simply overloading the phone. Most variations of the message read something like, ‘This is very interesting (emoji)…Read More’. Code is hidden in the spaces between the text that contains thousands of hidden characters and symbols that the app…

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Easy Ways to Tighten your Facebook Privacy

  Facebook’s privacy problems have been all over the news recently. This may make you want to #deletefacebook, and indeed many people have. But for some, Facebook is a valuable means of staying in touch with friends and family. Making the break can be especially hard for expats living abroad. If you like using Facebook…

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Upping the ‘Selfie Game’… With Drones!

People have been taking ‘selfie’ photos of themselves for years using just the reach of their arms or a ‘selfie stick’ for a wider view. But now there’s a selfie drone to really take your photos to the next level! Drones with cameras are not new, but this one is special because it’s lightweight, portable,…

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Outdoor Wi-Fi-Ready Camera

The outdoor, Wi-Fi ready home camera that you can access from anywhere This budget security camera is much more effective than the low price-tag suggests. The camera links up to an app on your smartphone, allowing you to check on the outside of your property at any time. You can activate motion sensor alerts while…

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4 UK TV Shows to Look Out For in Spring 2018

    It’s officially spring – the clocks have changed, it’s getting warmer, and pretty soon we’ll be breaking out the flip flops! The new season is bringing with it plenty of new and returning UK TV shows to enjoy on these warmer evenings. Here are just a few to pick from… and all these…

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Telitec Cloud Backup – Keep Your Files Safe!

  What would you lose if your laptop or PC broke TODAY? Chances are you will have lost important documents, photos, and videos. It’s inconvenient, but distressing too as many of our ‘memories’ are now stored digitally. Irreplaceable photographs are now kept on our computers rather than in boxes. Life happens – pipes leak onto…

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Home Security Camera – Mini 360 Plus

The ‘Mini 360 Plus’ is a Wi-Fi ready home camera that you can access from anywhere. It boasts crystal clear 1080p high definition video, motion sensors, night vision and more. Use your smartphone to check in on your property, children, visitors or even your pets – any time you need to see what’s happening in…

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Alcatel U5 – The Simple Smartphone

The Alcatel U5 is described by the manufacturers describe it as ‘entry-level’ because, compared to some other smartphones, it’s very simple to use. This makes it perfect for people of all ages who have never had a smartphone before and find the prospect daunting. It’s a great way to introduce simple apps for keeping in…

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What are the Current Rules for Roaming Charges in Europe?

It’s been more than six months since the EU roaming charges were abolished, but there still seems to be a lot of confusion over how the new charges work. ‘No roaming charges’ sounds like you can call anyone, anywhere and not be charged, but that isn’t quite the case. We’ve had clients move to Spain…

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Camposol Fibre Easter Offer – Split the Installation Costs

  Easter Promotion – Pay 75€ now and the rest in 6 months Upgrading to lightning-fast Camposol Fibre is now even better value with our Easter promotion. For a limited time, you can split the initial costs – pay half upon installation, and the other half in 6 months time. We are installing now in Camposol sectors…

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Extending Your WiFi Range

If you get perfect WiFi signal in some parts of your home but not in others, then it’s very unlikely that you have a problem with your connection. It’s more likely that your WiFi’s range isn’t reaching all the corners of your property (lucky you if you have a huge home – not so lucky…

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Lenovo 10″ Tablet – Perfect For All The Family

We’re offering this great Lenovo 10″ tablet for just 189€ (incl IVA)! It’s the perfect tablet for all ages and is very easy to use. It also makes a great shared family device, as you can set up different user profiles with each person’s preferences. It also has a ‘kids mode’ for safe browsing for your…

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Open Day – Camposol Fibre

We’ll be setting up camp outside of Branded Camposol for the day! Our Open Days are a great chance to ask any questions you have about Camposol Fibre in an informal setting, with no obligation to sign up. If you’re nearby, please come along and say hello to the team, and ask us about Fibre (or any…

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Tips For Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi Connections

Finding a good, free public Wi-Fi is like hitting the jackpot. Usually it’s fairly safe to use, so you can go ahead and tag yourself into that bar on Facebook without any worries, and without using up your mobile data! However, while the business providing you with the Wi-Fi may be totally trustworthy, you can’t assume that every other…

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WhatsApp ‘Subscription Fee’ Scam Resurfaces

  Another day, another WhatsApp scam. Unfortunately, it’s being reported that an old message has resurfaced, warning WhatsApp users that they must pay to continue using the service, with a link to input their payment details. This isn’t a genuine message – WhatsApp is remaining a free app. In the distant past WhatsApp did have…

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How To Detect Facebook Scams

Several Facebook-based scams have been circulating recently, including the reappearance of an old post that offers fake airline tickets in exchange for carrying out a survey. Some of the scam posts are quite well known and you’re unlikely to fall for them, but some of the newer ones are a lot more convincing. To tell…

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League (& Charity) Football Match – Denia CD vs CD Xabia

Dénia CD will play against CD Xàbia (an important match!) on 28/01/18 at 4.30pm (Sunday) Venue: Campo de fútbol Diego Mena Cuesta in Dénia Part of the money will go to APAD Dénia and Aldea Felina Dénia (the only “Cat Shelter” in the immediate area). They need as many people as possible to go to…

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January is ‘Clean Up Your Computer Month’

There are some very strange national/international awareness days on the calendar (did you know that January is also Soup Month?!) but ‘Clean Up Your Computer’ is great advice that we should all be taking. It’s a good time to take care of the physical cleanup of your devices – dust and polish the keyboards, screens,…

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Four Easy Tech-y New Year’s Resolutions

  Happy New Year! Hardly anyone finds it easy to stick to New Year’s resolutions, but we’re sure you’ll find these easy to follow. They are all either really easy, or just one-off changes that will help you year-round. Give Your Passwords a Hygiene Check Contrary to what many people believe, you don’t have to…

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Save Energy With the Efergy Smart Plug!

Living in Spain is great, but the electricity bills can be a little shocking – especially when we all need AC in the summer, and heating all winter! Telitec’s Smart Home collection can help you save energy, and reduce those bills. The Efergy Smart Plug is a great gadget that will make your life a…

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Google Chrome Update Tackles Annoying Video Ads

Have you ever been browsing a website and suddenly a video starts auto-playing? It’s usually an advert, and sometimes it’s even at the bottom of the page, so it takes a while to find and mute. It’s annoying, loud, and uninvited! There’s some good news from Google – there’s a new update to the Google…

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The Best Gadgets to Get Your Dog for Christmas

Admit it – if you’ve got a furbaby at home, you’re definitely going to be getting them a gift for Christmas! Here’s our pick of the best dog gadgets on Amazon to treat your pooch with – assuming he’s been a Good Boy of course. *If you like the look of these products, you can…

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Telitec’s Stocking Fillers and Gifts

  If you want to treat someone in your life this Christmas then Telitec have got a lot of gifts for you to choose from! From simple stocking fillers to more lavish gifts like phones or tablets, we’ve got you covered. Alcatel U5 Smartphone – 120€ inc IVA This smartphone is often described as ‘entry-level’ meaning…

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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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