Broadband Guides: Technical Issues



It’s time to invest in a Password Manager

Password managers are growing in popularity, as a way of simplifying online security and reducing password frustration

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Does it matter which web browser you use?

Deciding which web browser to use can affect how you experience the internet, yet it’s a choice few of us invest much thought in

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How quickly can fibre optic cables transmit data?

With fibre optic cable data transfer speeds hitting new records, it’s interesting to see how quickly these pipes can distribute digital data

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What broadband will I need for 8K TV?

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What are domain names, and how do I buy one?

Buying domain names might seem intimidating, but it’s actually a straightforward way of reserving a corner of the internet

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Four ways to stay online during a WiFi outage

Although the loss of internet connectivity can be frustrating, there are other ways to stay online during a WiFi outage

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Ten tips for effective inbox management

Effective inbox management is important whether you’re running a business, working from home or simply trying to keep on top of personal messages

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Ten little-known Windows 10 shortcuts

Windows 10 shortcuts have been created to make people’s lives easier, yet they’re rarely remembered or used by the public

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How to take a website global

There are many reasons why you might want to take a website global, introducing its contents to new audiences and translating it into different languages

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Tips for simplifying working from home

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How to personalise Alexa

Although many people are quite happy to use Amazon’s smart speaker in its default setting, there are plenty of ways to personalise Alexa

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The differences between CPUs and GPUs

Despite widespread confusion about the differences between CPUs and GPUs, these two processor units perform very different tasks

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Tips for overcoming Zoom anxiety

With more of our careers spent in video conferencing than ever before, overcoming Zoom anxiety is vital to productivity and performance

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Website building platforms for new businesses

Website building platforms make launching a small business site child’s play, but beware stealth costs

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Ten ways to improve SEO on a personal or company website

There are lots of quick and easy ways to improve SEO on a business or personal website – we list ten steps everyone can (and should) undertake

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Ten quick ways to boost PC performance

There are plenty of ways to boost PC performance, extending the lifespan and improving the practicality of these essential machines

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A brief history of the PC

Having been elevated to essential-purchase status by the internet, the history of the PC is as fascinating as the machine itself is mundane

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How to boost your laptop or tablet’s sound quality

Laptop sound quality is a recurring issue, as it is with many tablets, but there are ways to get closer to concert audio levels or cinema-worthy output

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What the end of Flash means for computer users

The end of Flash has been widely trailed, but it could leave PC users in particular at something of a disadvantage

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Tips for speeding up home broadband on Christmas Day

When families come together, bandwidth slows down, so it’s helpful to prepare for Christmas Day by speeding up home broadband

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How to become a top Google result.

Get more attention online with these simple tricks.

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Tips for effective home product photography

Effective home product photography can make the difference between a successful or struggling small business

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How to monetise your YouTube channel

Some YouTube stars earn millions every year, but they all started somewhere.

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How to recover lost files from the cloud.

Now if only these tricks worked for your house keys / glasses / wallet.

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Top 10 Time Saving Hacks for Macs.

Don't mug yourself. Speed things up with these handy hints for macOS.

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Top 10 Time Saving Hacks for Windows

Save enough time with these hacks for a sneaky early finish!

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How do all-in-one PCs work?

Like laptops, all-in-one PCs are space-saving devices which cram a considerable amount of hardware into a compact desk-friendly chassis

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How to acquire a domain name that’s already been registered

You may not think it’s possible to get that dream domain if someone beat you to it...

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Getting started with OneDrive

Microsoft’s cloud storage system isn’t the most intuitive, but it’s powerful and is integrated into Windows 10

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How to start a Patreon

In 2020, making money online is more important than ever, here’s one way of doing it!

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How to avoid any embarrassing Zoom call fails!

Avoid any mishaps on work calls or virtual pub quizzes!

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What can you still do with the BBC Red Button?

The BBC Red Button has earned a reprieve, but what does this interactive text service allow you to do?

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How to change your router’s DNS settings

Easily improve your broadband speed and security by changing your home network settings.

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How to view tweets from a suspended Twitter account.

Want to share a Tweet with a friend but the account is suspended? Here’s a quick work around!

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What is a mailer daemon?

Despite its rather sinister name, a mailer daemon is a vital component of email delivery – the bearer of bad news when a message can’t be delivered

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Change your DNS settings for better speeds and security!

This little known trick could drastically improve your browsing.

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Easy ways to introduce messaging and video calling apps with older relatives.

Break down the barriers of lockdown using video chat!

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The best add-ons for video calls

Video calls might feel less awkward now, but they could still be easier. Here are the best add ons for video chats.

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How to choose a new website address

It’s often an afterthought when launching a new online platform, but it’s crucial to choose a new website address which helps it stand out in a congested market

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How to tell native advertising from normal content

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The biggest drawbacks of online gaming, and how to tackle them

There are various drawbacks of online gaming from both a technical and financial perspective, but every issue has a resolution

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Making the most of Instagram

Making the most of Instagram involves delving beyond the basics of posting and liking photos, to open up this sprawling platform’s true potential

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A beginner’s guide to Linux

For decades, Linux has provided an alternative to the Windows and MacOS operating systems, and it also powers the Android smartphone platform

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How Prestel preceded the modern-day internet

There may not seem to be much connection between Prestel and the internet, but the Post Office’s communications platform was effectively Web 1.0

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Augmented reality in the home

It’s been a slow-burning revolution, but there’s a real prospect of augmented reality in the home becoming commonplace in the coming years

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How fast can fibre cabling transmit data?

Fibre cable data speeds are increasing to the point where networks should have the capacity for tomorrow’s data requirements

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How to get the most out of Gmail

There are numerous ways to get the most out of Gmail, exploiting the full potential of Google’s iconic – and free – email service

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Getting started with Microsoft Teams

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How to check if your broadband is down

It might seem obvious that an outage has occurred, but there are easy ways to check if your broadband is down, or whether the problem is more localised

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