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?” […]

Using Ebay for Profit

For many people looking to make money from the internet, Ebay is a natural starting place. It’s true it’s an easy way to get started, instead access to millions of potential customers and an easy to use platform. There are all sorts of people trading on Ebay from those making a little extra by selling […]

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 […]

Safer Travel with a VPN

Most people now travel a lot more than a few decades ago, whether it’s for work or simply pleasure.  It’s simpler, easier and cheaper and in fact many of the inconveniences of travel have been made a lot simpler too by the internet.  Most of us have either laptops, tablets or smartphones that keep us […]

Creating Presentation Materials for Safety Talks

There is no doubt that the best way to engage with young people about online safety is to simply go and talk to them. However depending on the age range the approach needs to be very different. Although obviously you can discuss with children the issues about internet safety at any age, in reality faced […]

Fast Switching and Caching Technology

There are many different types of switching technologies that you may come across in educational and corporate networks.  Some are becoming outdated, for example process switching is still extremely common in older hardware but involves a high level of overhead and latency.   Newer routers have upgraded technology which has enabled their throughput substantially. The […]