GETTYNuisance calls are hugely irritating but there is a way to stop themWhen my 12-year-old was given a smartphone at Christmas there was plenty that concerned me.Blocking inappropriate websites, deleting social media apps and setting parental controls were all top of my list before being allowed to roam free with this exciting new gadget.However, there was one thing I was totally unprepared for and that was the nightmare of nuisance calls.Getting cold called is something most adults have to deal with on an almost weekly basis but I was shocked by how quickly these unsolicited calls started on a phone given to a child.What made this even more baffling is the phone and SIM were brand new and the number had only been given to a few very close friends and family.But somehow, ...
GETTY • MAILGUARDNetflix scam alert - If you get sent this e-mail do not click on itNetflix customers are being sent a convincing looking message as part of a “sophisticated” scam.The e-mail features the streaming giant’s logo and even the sender is labelled as Netflix to make it appear more authentic.The scam message has in bold at the top ‘payment declined’ and claims the customer’s payment details could not be processed.It asks the Netflix user to update their credit card details and even encourages them to visit the official Help Centre for more help.However, this is all a double bluff as the e-mail was not sent by Netflix but by cyber criminals.The scam was discovered by cyber security experts Mailguard.They outlined how when victims click on the ‘update payment’ butto
The latest season of the Grand Tour is back with an all-new episode.Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new big budget vehicle started its second season late last year.The latest episode sees the ex-Top Gear trio set out to prove that old Jaguars are not only stylish and roguish, but also strong and reliable.To prove their point, the petrol-heads set-out on a road trip across Colorado.Along the way they set laps around a punishing dirt track and test 0-100-0 performance at America’s highest commercial airport before embarking on one of the most perilous challenges they’ve ever attempted – avoiding the expense of lift passes and ski equipment by going skiing in their cars.Also in this sixth episode, Celebrity Face Off finds the world’s fastest actor whose middle name is Geor
Sony has just announced what's to come in 2018 and the list of devices include some clever new wireless Noise Cancelling headphones.With many smartphone makers ditching the headphone port, going wire-free is becoming evermore popular.Sony already has a huge range of wireless cans but these latest in-ear music makers offer something no one else - including Apple's AirPods - does.The WF-SP700N are the world's first truly wireless Noise Cancelling headphones with splash-proof design.This means they not only shut out annoying background sound but they can survive a downpour or sweaty workout without fear that they'll get damaged.In fact, they come with an IPX4 rating meaning they should cope with most people's daily activities.Extra bass and the ability to tweak the sound via Sony's app sho
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s most recent operating system, but many PC users are still running an earlier version.Last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which hit PCs installed with the OS released in 2001, underlined the dangers of running out-of-date software. And to make sure you have the most secure version of Windows, it’s best to have the very latest version installed with the most recent patches.The original Windows 10 free upgrade offer from Microsoft ended on July 29 2016.However, there was still another route that remained open to a wide range of PC fans.One of those options was the assistive technology route, which previously had no end date.This Windows 10 free download offer was available to those who use assistive technology, and there is a potentially wide umbrella of peop
Sky customers could finally be able to watch a huge catalogue of content without the need for a dish positioned on their wall.The satellite broadcaster announced in 2017 that it would be launching a new service which brings Sky to homes via their broadband.Although there’s still no official launch date for this major upgrade it’s thought Sky is planning to release the "no dish" service in 2018.Jeremy Darroch, the Sky chief executive, said it would allow Sky to target up to six million households across Europe and two million in the UK who can’t or don’t want a satellite dish.Sky already beams online content to homes via its NOW TV box but this would be the first time the full service would be available through the internet.This huge update will mean customers would get full access to Sk
Manchester United welcome Southampton to Old Trafford in today's final Premier League game.Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho starts with Lindelöf and Jones, with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young at right and left back.Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are in midfield, with Mata and Mkhitaryan providing the creativity. Lukaku leads the line for Man Utd, alongside an in-form Jesse Lingard.There's no place for Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian, who don't make the bench, despite returning to training earlier this week.Southampton are without Liverpool-bound defender Virgil van Dijk, while Charlie Austin misses out through suspension.Shane Long leads the line for the Saints, who will be looking to distance themselves from the bottom three.If you don't want to miss a second of the action, check out Express
Newcastle will be trying to stop Manchester City's unbeaten run tonight as the Premier League leaders head to St James' Park.City are currently 12 points ahead of their closest rivals with a game in hand and a win tonight would extend that lead to a massive 15 points.The home side have been on a run of poor form but their 3-2 victory against West Ham at the weekend has given United some confidence ahead of tonight's tough clash.Speaking about the challenge ahead, Newcastle manager, Rafael Benitez, said: "We have been on a bad run but we have kept working hard and maintained belief."The victory has given us a big boost in confidence, and it will be good if we can now back that result up against Manchester City."Beating City won't be easy with Pep Guardiola's side heading into the New Yea...
It’s almost here.As you read this sentence, Santa Claus is likely busy loading his sleigh with the latest gadgets, toys, treats and a few lumps of coal (for the unlucky few on the naughty list).Thankfully, with the wonders of modern technology there are plenty of ways to track his progress as he speeds around the world tonight, taking single bites of mince pies and leaving coal-coated footprints on your carpet.Like a pricey courier service, excitable children can track his progress on a map, as the sleighful of presents make their way across the globe towards your chimney.So, if want to know when your presents are about to be delivered – here is how to use the Google Santa Tracker to track Saint Nick.Google Santa TrackerAndroid - Online • FreeGoogle's Santa tracker is back for another y
The Grand Tour continues to motor through its second season, with an all-new episode now available to stream via Amazon Prime.The second episode of the second series is called “Bah humbug-atti”, a nod to its pre-Christmas air date.Last year, The Grand Tour aired a Christmas Special, filmed in Finland, which saw the presenters run through some ideal Christmas gifts for car fans.For its second year, Jeremy Clarkson is reviewing the new, 1479 horsepower Bugatti Chiron.Clarkson is testing the new Bugatti by seeing whether Europe’s glamour set still need their jets and helicopters, or if they’d be better off with the car.Meanwhile, James May tests if the new Kia Stinger GT is faster than gravity itself with a race against some skateboarders.Plus May joins Richard Hammond to relieve the bored