Neil Cumins

Comparing the UK's streaming media providers 1

Comparing the UK’s streaming media providers

On: Monday, 17 September, 2018
We live in a golden age of film and television, thanks to the wonders of broadband internet connectivity. Streaming media providers from around the world have descended on the UK, trying to attract subscribers with exclusive content and ori...
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Are you overpaying for broadband?

Are you overpaying for broadband?

On: Sunday, 16 September, 2018
In recent months, widely different figures have been bandied around regarding the number of people overpaying for broadband services. While MoneySavingExpert.com claims 6.5 million people are paying more than they need to, the Guardian rece...
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What do I do if my broadband is unreliable

What do I do if my broadband is unreliable?

On: Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
Thirty years ago, we lived in fear of power cuts, or the family car refusing to start in the morning. Today’s technology nightmares tend to revolve around the absence of broadband. Since the turn of the millennium, rapid and dependable in...
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The pros and cons of the Tor browser

The pros and cons of the Tor browser

On: Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
You probably haven’t heard of The Onion Router, but it represents an increasingly popular way of accessing online content anonymously. Commonly abbreviated to the Tor browser, its name stems from a method of data transfer inspired by the ...
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How to keep kids safe online

On: Monday, 10 September, 2018
Being a parent is stressful enough, without having to worry about the online safety of your children. Unfortunately, there are plenty of unwholesome sights (and sites) in cyberspace. Even excluding the murky temptations of the Deep Web, the...
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ix of the best third-party broadband routers

Six of the best third-party broadband routers

On: Saturday, 8 September, 2018
As we explained in our recent guide, you don’t have to rely on the generic router provided by broadband suppliers. Despite being branded with a specific company’s logo, most routers are mass-produced overseas, to be used by a variety of...
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What's the difference between the Deep Web and the Dark Web? 1

The best and worst web browsers

On: Saturday, 1 September, 2018
Back in the 1990s, web browsing software was very limited. Most people used Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, though subscribers to dial-up services like AOL had to use proprietary interfaces loaded with adverts and self-promotion. T...
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