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Simple guides and jargon busting explanations of the latest technology

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Netgear M4300 Switches

NETGEAR M4300 Switches

Sponsored Post SMBs know the importance of their IT infrastructure and how critical it is their network is fast and reliable.  It also needs to be affordable, scalable, and easy to use.   All of which ...
Computing

Gaming and SSDs

In a previous post we outlined some of the various reasons you should look at upgrading your storage with an SSD. Now we’re going to take a look at some of the ways in which ...
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The Evolution of Ebooks

Nothing brings together the timeless pleasure of reading with the lustre of shiny new gadgetry quite like an eBook. Here’s a visual guide to this relatively modern phenomenon, which has actually been around a lot ...
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Should you install an SSD?

Storage Wars: SSD Help for the Undecided I built a PC for the first time in a decade earlier this month. Fearing some catastrophic mistake, I nervously sent my potential build over to a friend ...
Computing
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Storage Buying Guide

There are lots of products designed to store your media files, applications and operating systems.  Depending on your needs, choose from SD cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives or hard drives.  “I want to ...
Guides

A Guide to AES Keyboards

Have you ever wondered how safe your wireless transmissions actually are, more specifically how secure are your keystrokes are? In today’s mobile world, more and more people are using wireless technology to input data in ...
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DIY Home Security

As the clocks go back and the evenings become darker earlier, homeowners all across the UK are being warned to heighten the security of their homes. Last year the Crime Survey for England and Wales ...
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Quick Guide to a VPN

What Is a VPN? And Why You Should Use a VPN on Public Wi-Fi If you’ve ever wondered if it’s safe to use public Wi-Fi, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Norton ...
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Guide to Smart Plugs

Wi-Fi Smart Plugs are a great addition to jump start your Connected Home, it is a simple-to-use device that you can plug into any open outlet, allowing you to control multiple electrical appliances in your ...
Guides

Introduction to Sound Cards

If you’re looking at improving the audio experience of your computer, then you’re likely looking down the route of a sound card- Ideal for gamers, home theaters, editors and audiophiles this guide will give you some ...
Guides

How to choose a Processor

A CPU is central to the running of your machine, so much so it has ‘central’ in its name. The Central Processing Unit does a multitude of functions within a computer which it ‘sees’ as ...
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Guide to Powerline

Extending your home network : A Guide to PowerLine Technology There’s nothing more annoying than having parts of your home where your Wi-Fi won’t reach. However, it’s not necessarily all doom and gloom as PowerLine ...
Gaming

NVIDIA Launch New Graphics Cards

The GPU. It’s the centre piece of any gamer’s system. It’s the component that takes on the burden of pushing out each individual pixel in their millions at a speed fast enough to make the ...
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How to choose an SSD

How To Choose an SSD: Finding The Right Drive For You Solid state drives, or SSDs, are more prevalent and readily available than ever before. Offering big performance gains over traditional hard drives, or HDDs, ...
Computing

Laptops vs. Tablets 

Laptops and tablets have, despite being similar, come along way.  Still, it is hard to determine what you need, and how much you’re willing to spend to get what you need.  Before we go too ...