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Location Tracking in Emergency Situations: How It Can Help

GPS location services are widely used on land, in water, and in space, and this wide range of applications covers spheres such as logistics, military affairs, rescue, and medical assistance and has also taken root in people's daily lives for physical activity tracking and location exploration.15:12 Mon 05th Feb 2024

Is Someone Trying To Steal Your PayPal Details

 Read the Original Question  I've had an email purporting to be from PayPal saying that my account has been limited due to unusual activity and giving me a link to my account to deal with the matter. They also site a 'Case ID number.' The email is addressed to ' Dear PayPal Client' which rang alarm bells and...16:30 Mon 27th Mar 2017

Kindle E-reader Questions

Welcome to The AnswerBank's Kindle Question Round-up. Here we've pulled together a selection of the most common questions and queries about the Kindle (and other E-readers!). "I'm Not Convinced a Kindle or E-reader is For Me": A discussion on the utility and usability of the Kindle. Some are unsure as to why they ...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

How To Upgrade Your Internet Browser

 Internet Browsers are getting better and better. Increasingly they're fast, flexible and secure  portals to the wonders of the internet. With such progress we eventually have to say goodbye to other version of browsers. These older browsers were from a time when the current web just couldn't be imagined and ...10:45 Tue 13th Sep 2011

The AnswerBank and Facebook Introduction, FAQ & Staying Safe Guide

AnswerBank users can now log into The AnswerBank with their Facebook accounts should they wish to. For those who aren't already a member of The AnswerBank can now validate their account by signing in with Facebook - although you still need to register with The AnswerBank of course!We understand there may be a lot of qu...17:00 Thu 05th May 2011

Tech FAQ

The box I use to ask questions has disappeared, where did it go The question and answer entry boxes are still there, but they are now integrated into The AnswerBank's layout.In any category on the website the enter question box can be found below the search bar at the top of the page. Clicking on the box will make it o...15:53 Mon 10th Jan 2011

What is an Avatar

What is an Avatar An avatar is a unique image that is displayed next to any post you make on The AnswerBank. Currently, as you have no avatar activated on your account, you will see the famous AnswerBank “jellymen” appear above your name. You can easily change your avatar by following the process below, giving you ...17:09 Mon 11th Oct 2010

Met Office (iPhone)

The Met Office app is free to download and provides the user with real-time weather updates on the go.With reliable and up to date forecasts from the Met Office, this application is perfect for finding the weekly forecast for your area, or to check for severe weather warnings and pollen indexes....17:18 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Flashlight (iPhone)

Another handy application to own is “Flashlight”, an app that converts your phone into a torch.This app is perfect for lighting the way home after a heavy night on the tiles, or for finding something you’ve lost in the dark.Flashlight is a free to download application and can really come in handy....17:18 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

TweetDeck (iPhone)

The TweetDeck iPhone application is almost exactly the same as the downloadable PC version.The TweetDeck app allows you to filter tweets from your friends and those you follow, also enabling the users to add custom keyword searches to their private channels.TweetDeck is a great way of keeping up to date with all the go...17:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Paper Toss (iPhone)

Paper Toss is one of the most popular and highly rated games on the App Store, receiving an average of 4 out of five stars.Paper Toss is a free to download application that simulates an office environment, a paper ball and a bin situated across the room. The objective of the game is to throw the paper balls into the bi...16:47 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

All Recipes (iPhone)

All Recipes is a cooking application that enables the user to access thousands of delicious and varied recipes from around the globe.All Recipes is the perfect application to download for any budding chef out there, but it is also suitable for people who are stuck for ideas when it comes to tonight’s dinner.Hundreds ...16:47 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Yelp (iPhone)

Yelp is a user review and social network application that lets users rate services, businesses and products that they have used.Essentially a “social reviewing platform”, Yelp gives users a quick and easy way to find out what other like-minded consumers think of certain products and services.This means that users c...16:47 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Bejeweled (iPhone)

Bejeweled is another addictive smartphone game, combining many different elements of classic puzzlers like Tetris, Columns and Bubble Bobble.Bejeweled is a fast-paced puzzler, requiring you to match different colour gems in rows of three or more, scoring points as you go. Many people link their scores up to Facebook so...16:47 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Shazam (iPhone)

Shazam is a much talked about application available on a number of smartphones, including the iPhone and Blackberry.Shazam is a service that enables users to identify songs they can’t remember the name, year or artist of.By simply activating the application and holding the phone near to the source of the music, Shaza...16:47 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

Doodle Jump (iPhone)

Doodle Jump is one of the most addictive games available on the iPhone, largely thanks to its simple design and unique gameplay offerings.At the meagre price of just 59p, Doodle Jump is an absolute bargain, particularly for those who commute a lot and need something to whittle away the minutes on the bus or train.Doodl...16:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

iTranslate (iPhone)

iTranslate is an iPhone application that can be downloaded via the App Store.This easy to use app allows you to translate excerpts of text into a number of different languages, meaning that you’ll never be stuck for something to say next time your out of the country.iTranslate also has a handy playback feature, turni...16:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

iPod Touch

The iPod Touch is Apple’s latest venture into the portable media player market, focusing primarily on applications, music and web browsing. In many ways, the iPod touch is essentially an iPhone without the phone functions, sharing the same operating system and hardware platform.The iPod Touch was launched on Septembe...16:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010


TomTom is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of GPS technology, supplying motorists and businesses with satellite navigation systems across the globe.Users can connect their TomTom device to a computer and perform regular updates, ensuring that all map and destination data is as up to date as possible.iPhone users...16:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010


YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Officially opened in 2005 by three former PayPal employees YouTube quickly became an internet sensation, resulting in Google purchasing YouTube LLC for $1.65 billion.YouTube is a hub of user generated content, full of video blogs, com...16:17 Fri 23rd Jul 2010

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