For many UK households, broadband makes a real difference to the occupants’ quality of life, which explains why speeds typically increase by 30 to 40 per cent each year.
The recent roll-out of fibre optic broadband is great news, since it...
The importance of web browsers in daily life can’t be overstated.
These undervalued software packages are deliberately minimalist to reduce installation and loading times.
They’re charged with translating program code into on-screen dat...
The link between fraudulent email spamming and the sedentary pastime of fishing initially seems tenuous.
However, phishing is actually a fitting name for unsolicited messages claiming to be from a reputable company.
Like its phonetic namesa...
The breakneck pace of technological evolution is reflected in the growth of virtual assistants.
Just a few years ago, looking up information involved tapping search strings into Google, while listening to music remained the preserve of down...
You wouldn’t really want Ofcom’s job.
The UK’s communications regulator has the thankless task of overseeing a broadband industry in constant flux, with evolving infrastructure and changing patterns of usage.
Consumer protection const...
Summer is on its way at last – a time of year many of us spend the rest of the year looking forward to.
But if your broadband connection is already at its limits due to poorly-sited hardware, an old infrastructure or the wrong contract, ...
Despite predictions that social media and encrypted messaging platforms would kill it off, email remains central to our lives.
We use email addresses to log into online accounts, and to reset our account passwords when we forget them.
In today’s always-on society, rapid broadband connections are increasingly regarded as essential, rather than a luxury.
We all want to have the fastest service possible, reducing latency and ensuring streaming services perform without buf...
Earlier this year, Facebook was down for 14 hours because of an issue with the servers used to store and distribute people’s account data and timelines.
If that had happened to an ecommerce platform, the outage would probably have gone la...
Whichever way you look at it, having a family is an expensive undertaking.
That’s why many people go looking for the cheapest home broadband packages rather than the best set-up, when the time comes to renegotiate new broadband contracts....