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Making sense of your first broadband bill

It can be difficult making sense of your first broadband bill, with a variety of different charges potentially applicable at once

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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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The history of two factor authentication

Despite being an occasional annoyance, two factor authentication has been developed to optimise personal safety while online

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How to work al fresco without losing productivity

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Why are PC towers so big and bulky?

It may seem odd that PC towers are still on sale, yet these powerful machines retain a loyal audience and some desirable characteristics

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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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What is native advertising?

Native advertising is a powerful tool when used creatively, even though it’s responsible for some of the most irritating content on the internet

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Why cost isn’t the only reason to switch broadband provider

There are various reasons why you might decide to switch broadband provider, and cost – though important – is by no means the only one

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What causes broadband outages?

Broadband outages can have a number of causes, and correctly identifying them is invaluable for managing without connectivity – or getting it restored

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How Prestel preceded the modern-day internet

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Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency gold rush

The cryptocurrency gold rush is a digital roulette wheel, where fortunes have been made and lost with little clarity on whether competing currencies have a future

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Productivity software for home working

The home-working revolution has had a timely boost thanks to lockdown, and productivity software for home working can provide valuable assistance

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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

Protecting your mental health online has never been more important, and there are easy ways to ensure the online world doesn’t become overwhelming

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How fast can fibre cabling transmit data?

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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

Even if you have a busy family life and a demanding career, it’s vital to set aside time for 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

Boosting speed can transform activities like streaming, gaming and accessing cloud storage

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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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