Rise of Shadow IT

The phrase shadow IT is one of the current buzz words in business technology but in reality the concept is nothing new.  It describes the situation where technology is implemented by individual employees or even departments without the knowledge of managers or the IT departments. Although it’s a huge current subject of discussion,  shadow IT […]

Networking Dilemmas for the Modern Surfer

You don’t have to be a networking expert in order to take back a little bit of the privacy which we are all slowly losing online. However some knowledge of the basics of networking is pretty much essential if you want to make informed decisions. Now you certainly don’t need to spend huge amounts of […]

Changing the Location of Your IP address

Most of us have no control over the IP address we use to access the internet. It is normally assigned by our ISP from home or if travelling whichever device enables our internet connection. It may be a modem in a coffee shop or a heavy duty router sitting in the IT room of your […]

Is this a Complete PC Care System ?

Most of the steps that you can take to secure your computer and to maintain it running properly are both free and relatively simple.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a hard core gaming rig, or just a low specification PC you use to posting via proxy to Craigslist.  The steps you need to take are […]

Formatting Your Windows Computer – Basic Steps

Formatting your windows computer is easier than it’s ever been before, but the steps you need to take before hand can be a little bit confusing. Video Transcript ▼ There are a number of different reasons why you may want to format your computer and install a clean copy of your operating system. The main […]

Basics of Securing your Windows Installation

Now of course, we’re all probably running different version of windows, indeed in my house there’s at least three versions of the Operating system. However although the menu locations and actually wording may change – these steps are basically the same in most version of Windows. So if you want to check, make sure these […]

Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online

It’s often a contentious issue, how much freedom should you allow your children online.  Obviously this in some senses depends on their age and maturity but it’s still a topic that often divides both parents and educators alike.  If your children are just innocently watching Scooby Doo reruns on their version of Netflix, is that […]

Childcare Question: Should a Parent Control a Child’s Computer Use?

Whether or not a parent should control a child’s computer use is an issue that not everyone agrees on. Some feel that as parents, controlling PC access and computer usage is just another parental responsibility. Others feel such parent controls infringe on a child’s rights. If you’re unsure, take a closer look at these reasons […]

Will Hotstar Work in the UK ?

For those of us who grew up with the internet or should I say grew with the internet then the increasing amount of filtering and censorship is somewhat worrying. A memory comes to mind of about 1997 firing up my 486 computer, clicking on that connect button and listening to my 14.4 k modem beep […]

Should We All Be Using a VPN?

Twenty years ago, the internet played a fairly small part in most of our lives. It was to most people something of interest, perhaps to play around with little more than an interesting toy. Of course, that’s changed now and most of us probably use the internet every day.  Can you imagine arranging car insurance […]