Category: security

Monitoring Kids on Football Forums

It sounds a very specific title for a post, which is true, but I think it highlights an important issue with what we allow our children to access online.  Take for example my son and his friends, who are all football mad supporting a variety of teams across the country.    All fairly sensible children […]

Irish Conduct Research on Computer Education

There is a sense that technology education has always been playing catch up in Ireland, and a new piece of research suggests that this isn’t changing.  Although there is a proposal for introducing a coding element to the computer syllabus, there’s still a very long way to go with no clear defined national strategy in […]

Teenagers Downloading Torrents – Some Advice

Have you ever wondered how your teenage son or daughter manages to watch all the latest films, downloads all the top hits from their favorite artists all on a small allowance,  Well the reality is that they are almost certainly not paying for any of these, it’s much more likely that they are using torrents. […]

BBC Enters VPN Battle

For years now, literally millions of people have been sidestepping the region locks of one of the world’s most popular websites – the BBC. The UK national broadcaster is one of the forerunner of streaming online videos with it’s BBC iPlayer application. However this is technically only accessible if you’re based in the UK, otherwise […]

Desktop Choices for 2017

Do people still buy desktops? You’d be justified in asking in whether there’s even a market for the trusty PC anymore, but millions are still sold every year all round the world. For some jobs, mobile devices simply aren’t capable yet. Even though many consumers are favoring smaller devices these days, desktops still serve a […]

Choosing your VPN – Ubuntu Options

You know you need a VPN right? Even if you’re not that bothered about your privacy, it’s essential that you keep your online data secure. That web site promises SSL, it promises end point encryption but do you believe it? Anything that passes through simple HTTP does so in clear text – a VPN encrypts […]

Speed and Your VPN Connection

Virtual Private Network allows you to use net to connect to machines while making certain the connections are personal. VPN is quite convenient, but it isn’t essential if you want remote clients to connect to you Linux or Unix server. Many people concerned about rapid connections may then ask “how quickly can a VPN go?” […]

GoDaddy – My Web Hosting Experience

Firstly don’t believe that all web hosting is the same, because it simply isn’t. If you make this assumption and merely look at price I’ll guarantee you’ll regret it. The cheapest web hosting services can be very poor indeed, sacrificing speed and uptime in order to slash costs. It’s simply not worth it, after all […]

Has the HP Touchsmart Range Had it’s Day?

There are some ‘names’ in technology that seem to become famous in their own rights. Certain iconic brands in technology ensure that they always sell well, at whatever price point or irrespective of their quality. The HP TouchSmart is one of those ground breaking brand names, which many customers trust. Here’s the latest model and […]

First Look at the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard With Touchpad

Sometimes it feels like the entire portable electronics market is deliberately ignoring a specific market sector – those of us with larger hands. I often am amazed as I see some teenager type out a few hundred characters on a tiny smartphone screen, whilst I muddle through a few words. Screens are getting smaller and […]