Despite their dynamic name, firewalls are a mundane yet essential element of online security.
They sit between domestic networks and the internet, acting as gatekeepers by monitoring everything that passes along your broadband connection in... Read More
You don’t need a degree in computing to make sense of the internet, but it helps.
The complex nature of digital processing and web connectivity has created an industry awash with acronyms, abbreviations and technical terminology – all b... Read More
There’s never a good time for a broadband outage, but some occasions are more aggravating than others.
The loss of internet connectivity is often greeted like the End of Days, even though it’s typically just a temporary inconvenience.
M... Read More
We start this article with a question. Do you know what your average broadband download speeds are at peak times?
Some people could take an educated guess, but many consumers would be unable to provide an accurate answer.
There’d be even ... Read More
Regulating the internet is a thankless task, considering its significance to consumers and also the complexity of distributing data.
Unless you’re signed up to fibre broadband, your internet connection is piped down a telephone line – a... Read More
It’s tempting to assume the internet’s ubiquity and maturity has given most people enough knowledge to recognise and avoid internet scams.
Sadly, a battery of statistics suggests that’s not really the case.
The majority of all email s... Read More
One of the major complaints levelled against modern computers involves their complexity, and the amount of technical jargon relating to their marketing.
Things were much easier in the olden days, traditionalists argue.
The most you had to w... Read More
Our reliance on internet data means it’s easy to take connectivity for granted.
Everything that happens on our computers, smartphones, TVs and consoles can be broken down into a string of zeroes and ones – the binary data powering any d... Read More
In the 1990s, getting onto the internet was fraught with difficulty.
Attempting a dial up connection through your modem sometimes resulted in an engaged tone – something which seems astonishing given the internet’s ubiquity today.
Engag... Read More
In the beginning, there was Windows. And it was good.
Admittedly, it wasn’t good enough to impress Steve Jobs, who in 1984 unveiled the Apple Macintosh with its graphical user interface and incompatible operating system.
More recently, we... Read More