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At Home with Technology – How Alexa, IFTTT & Harmony Hub can work for you!

It is just over a year since Amazon introduced Alexa to our lives. She wasn’t the first digital assistant to enter the home but thanks to Amazon’s heavy marketing and low prices she is arguably the most prolific. Homes up and down the country can be heard asking Alexa for jokes or simple reminders but […]

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Pitfalls of social media

Following on from my colleague’s article on the many benefits of Facebook for keeping in touch with friends and family, I thought I’d add a few cautionary notes to help keep you safe.  This can also cut down the amount of clutter on our Facebook feeds so we all get to see more of the stuff […]

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Celebrating 200 years of the bike

Did you know it’s been 200 years since the first bike was invented? To celebrate this momentous occasion, Pete and I jumped on our bikes (no bone-shakers in sight, thankfully!) on 11th June to ride 30 miles in support of Tour de Purley and the local Purley Primary School. Take a look here at some of […]

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Living with Facebook

I recently got a notification from Facebook informing me I’ve been a member for 10 years. In typical Facebook fashion it was a cutesy video that played through some select highlights from the last decade. After watching it through and laughing at some forgotten photos it got me thinking just how big a part of […]

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Festive greetings from VCI

As we close in on the end of 2016 we can once again look forward to the Christmas break, perhaps more time with family and friends and, to the best of our abilities, away from the routine of our working lives. We can also take the chance to count our blessings and consider the challenges […]

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

…and happy new year. The festive period provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the year gone by and the year ahead – perhaps to set ourselves new goals and challenges in our personal and working lives. It can also be a time to reflect upon the lives of those around us, colleagues, families, […]

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