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Home & Entertainment Networking

Hands-on with Devolo’s GigaGate WiFi Bridge

Earlier this week, German networking brand Devolo invited me to check out their WiFi bridge called GigaGate. I was excited about GigaGate because in principle it’s supposed to enhance my WiFi connection at home, and considering my room is two floors away from the router that’s a promising idea. Streaming is a constant problem, and too often I get drop […]

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Gadgets

BT is turning London’s old phone boxes into free WiFi hotspots

For Londoners like me, the old BT phone boxes are like a monument in their own right. At a time when smartphones didn’t exist and the basic Nokia 3210 was still a luxury, I still recall using phone boxes to call home. Today, BT has announced LinkUK — a service that will transform those old and broken down […]

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Apps & Software Mac OS X Networking

How To Access The WiFi Scanner In macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra has a built-in WiFi Scanner, making it easy for you to find the best WiFi channel to use for your network. If you’ve recently download macOS Sierra and want to figure out how to improve your WiFi, you have access to a free WiFi Scanner that can provide some useful information. The good news is, […]

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Apps & Software Sponsor

F-Secure Freedome: An App That Protects Your Data In Public WiFi Zones

Many thanks to F-Secure for sponsoring Let’s Talk Tech this month. Nowadays we all want to use the public WiFi which is available to us when we’re out and about. The problem is that public WiFi is inherently insecure; it’s designed to provide internet access only and security implications are not a consideration for the provider. F-Secure […]

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Apps & Software Mac OS X Sponsor

WiFi Explorer For Mac: Scan, Monitor & Troubleshoot Wireless Networks (Sponsor)

A big thank you to WiFi Explorer for sponsoring Let’s Talk Tech this month.  WiFi Explorer is a popular Mac utility that allows you to scan, monitor, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It gathers configuration and capability information about all the networks it discovers and presents it on an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface. Information includes network name (SSID), […]

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Apps & Software Hints & Tips Home & Entertainment Mac OS X Networking

How To Access The WiFi Scanner In Mac OS X Yosemite

Want to change your wireless channel for a better network connection? Here’s how to use the WiFi Scanner on OS X Yosemite to find the best one for you.

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Home & Entertainment Networking

A Roundup of Gadgets to Increase Mobile Broadband Speed

There are plenty of mobile apps and gadgets designed to boost broadband speed at home, so that you can stream video and download attachments on your device without waiting an eternity.

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Home & Entertainment Networking

How to Escape WiFi Deadzones

If patchy WiFi seems familiar, don’t despair — wireless range extenders boost the range and strength of your routers wireless signal and they work with any router or ISP.

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Home & Entertainment

Y-cam HomeMonitor HD Wireless Camera Review: Easy Security For Your Home

The Good: Between 720p HD quality, 7 days of free recordings in the cloud, great night vision and a solid microphone setup, the HomeMonitor HD packs plenty of value. The Bad: There’s a delay of around 10 seconds when viewing live footage via the iOS apps, and it’s quite pricey at £149.99. The Bottom Line: Besides […]

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Audio Docks & Speakers Reviews

NAD VISO 1 AP Speaker Review: A Special Sound Experience

If you’ve only ever tried smallish, cheapish speakers, it’s very difficult to describe the VISO 1 to you in words. It’s a bit like trying to describe the feel of a live gig to someone who has only ever experienced MP3s.