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How to avoid high roaming charges in developing countries

In which I bring news of a disruptive new app from O2 which will get rid of roaming charges, as long as you can get onto the internet. Read the full post »
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Take control of your email in 2013

At the request of some of my colleagues I have written a short guide explaining how I manage my emails. If your new year's resolution for 2013 is to work a little smarter, there may be something in here which helps. Read the full post »

Tech tips for development workers (4): online services

This is the fourth post in a series providing non-technical advice about affordable and practical IT for people working in developing countries, especially where internet access is not great. The previous posts have been:

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Tech tips for development workers (3) – software

This is the third post in a series providing non-technical advice about affordable and practical IT for people working in developing countries, especially where internet access is not great.   In the introductory post, I talked about the basic set-up … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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How to read blogs [tech for non-techies 2]

This is a non-technical introduction to how you can "subscribe" to blogs and webpages so that you can read lots of blogs quickly and easily. It explains the benefits of Google Reader and the other ways you can read many blogs without having to go from one webpage to another. Read the full post »

Tech tips for development workers (1)

Most of the people who read this blog are interested in development rather than computers. Many of you live in developing countries, where the internet can be slow and expensive, and computer support can be difficult. So I thought it … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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