According to a MoneySupermarket survey of British households, 77% of Brits know what a connected home or smart home is, and with 79% of adults have smart devices we’re all pretty much ready to go with smart technology, it’s just a matter of time before we buy the devices and start to integrate them all into our everyday lifestyle. Insurance provider Insure4Retirement collated information on the use of smart security devices and reported that home insurance companies are starting to recognise that smart technology can greatly improve security at your home, reducing the likelihood of property damage and burglary, and…

Home ownership has been a strong hold of the UK market for many decades and will likely continue as long as the UK economy holds.  Blocks of Flats Insurer Deacon recently compiled trends on UK home ownership and some of the trends are expected, but others actually come as a surprise.  When you look at the history of home ownership in the UK, it makes for an interesting read as it has always been affected by financial and political pressures. The History of Home Ownership in Britain 100 years ago in 1919 following the first World War home ownership was…

According to the NHS, “mental health is about how we think, feel, and behave” and it can take many different forms. Mental health problems can impact your personality, energy levels, outlook and your physical health, and poor mental health isn’t rare. One in four people in the UK have been affected by mental health at some point in their lives. People who are going through a tough time with their mental health can often feel isolated, misunderstood and anxious. In many cases, they will struggle to reach out to loved ones or professionals in order to address the problem. Make…

When my very good friend Stacey L Tokunaga and I began our soccer podcast earlier this year we spoke at length about how excited we both were about the prospect of what Tottenham Hotspur could do this season. At the time Stanley even pointed out their poor form which they had between January and the end of the season, but we were in agreement that given what Spurs had done to arrive in the Champions League final, and the investment which they made in the summer, that they would be quiet a force this season. Well, things didn’t work out…

There are some people I’m this world who are just born with leadership skills, they know how to adapt to a leadership position and they have all of the raw makings of a great leader. There are others however, much like myself, who need to be taught and work on their leadership skills. I was very lucky to work under Mark Gilbert ATN boss and a true mentor, who is also one of those people who was born to lead. During my tenure with Mark he taught me a great many tips about being a true leader which have served…

Have you been contemplating coming up with a business app to strengthen your brand? If the answer is yes, how far along are you with this? By adding an app to your business world, you have taken a major step forward in the right direction. So, is it time your business had an app in its corner? Find the Right App Developer When you have signed off on adding an app to your business arsenal, don’t go out and find any old app. The key is taking the time needed to find the right mobile app development company. Such a…

Your biggest goal at tax time? To keep your tax liability low and your refund high. That’s why you like the idea of tax deductions, and that’s completely understandable. The problem, though, is that if you’re like many taxpayers, you have heard the terms “itemized deductions” and “standard deduction,” but you’re not 100% sure how they differ, according to TaxAudit, which has earned many high ratings in recent audit defense reviews. Let’s take a peek at what these two types of deductions are and how they can affect you at tax time. First, the standard deduction refers to a fixed…

With the holiday season coming up, chances are rather high that you have some people to shop for. So, any inkling to what you may buy for those family members and friends on your gift list with an interest in technology? For many consumers, money does become an issue when the holidays get closer. As such, they do not want to go on a spending spree. All that leads to is less money in one’s wallet, potentially big credit card bills and a bad feeling with one’s finances. So, what tech gifts can you find for holiday gift buying without…

So you’ve discovered that your partner is cheating on you. As much as it may upset and anger you, don’t rush to action too quickly. It’s important that you’re able to take a step back and determine what you’re actually going to do when you confront him. That confrontation needs to be as productive as possible — you can’t just storm in without knowing what you’re planning to do. Once it comes time to approach your partner, these are the most important things to keep in mind. Gather Your Information Carefully You want to have a case that’s as rock-solid…

At a recent tech conference I watched a fantastic speech by the brilliant Bharat Bhise HNA and the theme of that talk was something which we often get asked about here, why people hack? Over the last decade we have seen a huge increase in cybercrime and as each new and robust piece of cybersecurity software gets created, the hackers are busy trying to find new ways of getting around it. Bharat gave a really great talk on this and it inspired me to follow up a little more in response to many of you, in terms of why cybercriminals…