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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

This great Lenovo 10″ tablet is our product of the month (Feb 2018) and we’re offering it 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…

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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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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’

(Updated for Easter 2018) Happy Easter from all of us at Telitec! In the world of tech and entertainment, an ‘Easter Egg’ has a different meaning to the sweet 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…

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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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