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Why fast broadband could help you sell your home

The connection between broadband and house prices may not be obvious, but connection speeds have a tangible effect on your home’s desirability

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How to handle blackmail emails

Although it’s tempting to respond to blackmail emails quickly, a more considered approach is always advisable for this unwelcome threat to our safety

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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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Protecting your mental health online

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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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Ten tips for video calling

We’ve assembled a list of video calling tips which should make conference calls and online meetings more productive, effective and safe

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How do chatbots work?

Chatbots are a common sight on many websites, and these automated AI programs can be useful in lieu of speaking to a real person

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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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How to earn rewards for browsing online

From concerts to cashback, it's possible to earn online rewards simply for browsing and searching - providing you're cautious

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The importance of reviewing and renewing your broadband contract

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The pros and cons of Powerline adaptors

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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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A guide to Big Tech alternatives.

It seems like we’re reliant on a small group of companies, are there alternatives?

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Quick tips for boosting home broadband speed

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What’s the difference between hardware, firmware and software?

The differences are confusing if you’re not technically minded, but there's less crossover than you might expect

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Could my webcam be compromised?

A compromised webcam could pose significant security risks even if you don a disguise, so ensure video cameras on web-enabled devices are functioning normally

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How to build your own website on a budget

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How to tell when your PC is about to fail

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A beginner’s guide to data keys

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How to make your new laptop last longer

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How to make a custom background on Zoom.

Bored of your living room? Why not take a virtual trip?

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How to get around the 40 minute limit on Zoom.

Zoom’s free service is a game changer, but the 40 minute limit is an issue.

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Ten tips for search engine optimisation

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How to work from home in your garden – the ultimate problem solver.

The ultimate guide to topping up your tan without missing a deadline.

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Should I use the DuckDuckGo search engine?

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Why are broadband contracts getting longer?

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Bits and bytes and bandwidth speeds

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