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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 improve online password security

There are easy ways to improve online password security, which remains a troublesome aspect of the online experience for many people

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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?

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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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Staying safe on social media

As people become increasingly aware of how much data they’re sharing online, staying safe on social media is becoming a hot topic

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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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What is bandwidth, and how does it help with broadband?

Bandwidth and broadband are often conflated, so knowing the difference between the two will help to ensure your next broadband deal is suitable for your needs

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How to clean up your social media accounts without deleting them.

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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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How to avoid buying a bad computer

It’s easy to avoid buying a bad computer nowadays, even if you’re not confident about a particular device’s technical specifications or your own requirements

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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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The easiest tech for staying connected with grandparents.

Staying connected is essential, but not always easy for the elderly.

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Why does Hull not have BT or Openreach infrastructure?

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Getting started with BritBox

BritBox is the latest entrant to the increasingly crowded streaming media sector, but what does it offer and how easy is it to navigate?

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Is my broadband tax-deductible?

With millions of people now working from home, it’s important to understand whether your broadband is tax-deductible or not

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Using the Tor app

The Tor app provides a smartphone-friendly way to keep your home broadband activities below the radar of cookies, search engines and even the authorities

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Is bitcoin a scam?

Bitcoin scams are endemic, but the world’s first decentralised cryptocurrency does have some merit if you can forgive its many flaws

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Common broadband customer service issues – and how to respond

We consider some of the most common broadband customer service issues, identifying ways to respond to them and help resolve them

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What are the best productivity apps for a pandemic?

With the pandemic forcing us to spend more time at home, what are the best productivity apps for work and play?

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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 live without home broadband (temporarily)

The prospect of living without home broadband may seem daunting, but it’s surprisingly easy to manage short-term with advanced planning

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How to tell native advertising from normal content

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Common blogging mistakes – and how to avoid them

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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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What size of computer monitor should I choose?

There is fierce debate about the optimal monitor size, and the conclusion often depends on your own requirements and tastes

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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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