Turning it off and on again: The power of the power cycle

Popularised by shows like The IT Crowd, it’s a question thats become a joke, a meme, a clich: Have you tried turning it off and again?For all the derision and disbelief it gets, turning a device off and on again a process technically known as performing a power...

10 Ways to Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

A mobile phone is about as useful as its battery life: it wouldn’t really be a mobile phone without a charged battery after all. But while most of us protect our phones with sturdy cases, we don’t seem to invest as much effort in protecting our phone...

Shopping for a phone camera: what should you look for?

A good camera has always been a selling point for mobile phones. But with the ever increasing popularity of social media, selfies and filters, what used to be an accessary has become the USP of every mobile phone, driving dramatic improvements in smartphone camera...

What is a WiFi mesh system and should you get one?

WiFi mesh systems are the latest growing trend in the world of home WiFi, replacing “traditional” routers with a new way of delivering internet connectivity throughout your home. Why? WiFi mesh systems are a great and rather easy-to-implement solution to the problem...

The Fast and the Furious Pt 2: How can I improve my latency?

Now we have a pretty good idea of what latency is, how might we shave off a handful of those tiny precious milliseconds? As mentioned in our last article, getting a broadband plan with enough bandwidth can help your latency but only to a certain extent. The bandwidth...

How to start streaming games on a budget

Now that we’re able to live stream at the click of a button and make use of open source broadcasting and capturing tools, becoming a video game streamer is more affordable and easier than ever before. And with news articles reporting how successful game streamers pull...