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Apple Legacy Contact

Apple Legacy Contact

If like me, you are waiting for the Apple Legacy Contact feature to be added to the IOS15 update, then you will be pleased to hear that is currently in Beta testing. iDropNews tweeted this week that the feature is currently in Beta testing....

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Internet Bench

Internet Bench

Do you ever wonder what technology will have been developed in twenty years time? The discovery of an internet bench in a park in Bury St Edmunds has triggered this blog post. I like visiting cathedrals, and have visited Ely and Norwich recently, and was looking...

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Be More Aware of Your Digital Self

Be More Aware of Your Digital Self

Imagine being accused of a crime that you did not commit. If you want to make sure this never happens to you then you need to be more aware of your digital self, and your digital footprint. Social Embers has been making the public aware of what can happen to a...

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How valuable are your Tweets?

How valuable are your Tweets?

It has was acknowledged by Twitter that tweets have an emotional value, when they backtracked their decision to cull the accounts of deceased people in 2019. Have you ever considered how valuable your tweets might be and if they have a monetary value? This week the...

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Cremation and Mercury

Cremation and Mercury

An article in The Daily Telegraph is my prompt for writing about mercury levels in the UK.  In an article dated 25/01/21 a Daily Telegraph reporter explained that the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has given The UK Centre for Ecology and...

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Brexit and The Right To Be Forgotten

Brexit and The Right To Be Forgotten

The Right to Be Forgotten Legislation was established by the European Court of Justice in 2014. This legislation gives people who live in the EU the opportunity to apply to search engines, such as Google, to have certain data removed.  Although Google claimed to...

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An Appropriate Memorial

An Appropriate Memorial

When my Dad died in May 2020, I created a digital memorial for him. This gave his friends and family a virtual space to remember him, when meeting up physically was difficult, due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The website I created contains pictures, tributes, video and...

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Digital Twins

Digital Twins

Advances in technology allow for replicas of things to be created digitally. A ‘digital twin’ for example of a car engine allows manufacturers to work digitally on an engine rather than physically. This has many advantages for developers.  Digital twins can also...

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Probate

Probate

My experience with a probate application for my father who died earlier this year is the prompt for this article.  I was appointed executor in my Dad’s will along with my sister. It is not uncommon for parents to name their children as executors, and many will...

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