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AC Networking

One of the biggest growth areas for home computing this decade has been the humble network.

At the turn of the century it was most often the case that we used a single machine connected directly to a phone line whereas now it would be rare to find a home that hasn’t been networked to [...]

Superfast Broadband

There is a new breed of superfast broadband approaching which will be welcome news to the majority of the British public that are currently stuck with a maximum top speed of 8Mbps.

It is undeniable that Broadband take-up in the UK has been huge;the majority of the public now access the Internet via a [...]

Microsoft SkyDrive

Transferring information between computers is easier now than it ever has been. I remember back in the days of my Commodore 64 when it was near impossible to exchange information between different machines unless they were of exactly the same manufacturer and model and had compatible peripherals. Modems were primitive devices that few had access [...]

AC Networking

Home networking has experienced a massive growth just recently as it is becomes much more common for households to own more than one computer. For those that own several machines the advantages of connecting them together in the form of a network are obvious;you can share yours files,printer and Internet connection with others [...]

Readers Questions

I’ve received a couple of e-mails in the last week which I thought I’d share with my Click readers.

It was interesting to read your article about YouTube last week although one of the disadvantages of this website is that it has not been possible to download [...]

Distributed Computing

Distributed computing has been around for very many years. Some of my more long term readers will remember that way back in 2002 I featured a program called SETI @ Home which was designed to use the power of thousands of home computers together in order to search for extra-terrestrial radio signals amongst the stars.

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Google Web Accelerator

After spending last week look at a dial up Internet accelerator which wasn’t recommended for broadband I thought this week that I’d do the opposite and take a look at a similar piece of software designed for broadband but not dial up connections.

Google Web Accelerator [...]

Sasser Virus

This week I’ve been considering setting up a dating agency for virus programmers;in my opinion if we could get them out of the house and into social circles then they wouldn’t spend their Saturday nights creating viruses such as the Sasser worm which I’ve had to spend this week [...]

ADSL problems part 3

You know you’ve struck a cord with the general public when you get stopped in the street by people you’ve never met who ask you how your installation of ADSL is going. For those of you who haven’t seen my last couple of articles,I’ve been running a feature [...]

Readers Comments &Questions

Thank-you for your weekly column in the Herald Express,I have found it helpful on more than one occasion.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 430 CDT and use Freeserve as my ISP using Outlook Express to send and receive my mail and Internet Explorer for [...]