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Simple Solutions: Satellite Internet for Rural Areas

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Welcome to the Simple Solutions guide for satellite internet for rural areas. If you live in a remote location with limited or no access to traditional broadband options, this guide will provide valuable information on how satellite internet can connect you to the world wide web. What are the rural broadband options for remote locations [...]read moreSimple Solutions: Satellite Internet for Rural Areas

What is the best broadband provider?

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Broadband has become an essential utility, on par with gas, electricity and water. Few homes are ever without it and, with an increased dependence on connectivity, who we choose to provide that broadband becomes an important consideration.

As times are tough and money needs to stretch further than ever, our attention naturally turns to getting the best deal.

As broadband can be a significant monthly outgoing, anything you can save without impacting your service has to be a good thing.

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Can Smart Lighting help me reduce my bills?

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When buying replacement light bulbs, it can still be tempting to opt for the cheaper classic incandescent bulbs, but unfortunately these bulbs are massively inefficient.  There is no doubt that energy-efficient LED bulbs save you money on your bulbs, so don’t be put off by their higher price. On top of these, you can now [...]read moreCan Smart Lighting help me reduce my bills?

WiFi is so important for your smart home devices

WiFI Speed

We have typically thought of gas, electric and water as our main utilities, but with the development of the smart home, WiFi is the now regarded as the fourth utility and is vital for everything to work effectively.  Even the basics of streaming what we want to watch, puts the demand on our WiFi and [...]read moreWiFi is so important for your smart home devices

How your smart home could be at risk from hackers

Our homes are becoming full of smart home devices as we strive for a more efficient and automated life and experience, but are you at risk of being hacked? The simple answer is ‘yes’.  A typical selection of smart home devices ranges from televisions to security networks through to thermostats and more and more smart [...]read moreHow your smart home could be at risk from hackers

Save your energy

Energy

With the rise in cost in gas and electric, there is no better time to look at how you can use less energy and become more efficient in the home.  Surprisingly the average household (containing 4 occupants) uses 13 electronic devices – all using energy.  Naturally over the past 10 years we have been increasing [...]read moreSave your energy

Why should you use an Approved Installer?

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We provide consumers with an easy-to-use free directory of businesses for installation services for anything technology based in the home.  Whether it is a simple aerial fix or installation, automating your home to make it smarter or getting the best network in place for watching your favourite films or working from home – you can [...]read moreWhy should you use an Approved Installer?

Phone contract ended, what should you do next?

Phone contract ended, what should you do next? Phone contracts can last 12 months, 24 in a lot of cases, but what options do you have when your phone contract ends? It is important to ensure you know when your contract is due to end.  Some providers don’t tell you and you could end up [...]read morePhone contract ended, what should you do next?

What do I need in a laptop?

What do I need in a Laptop? Buying a new laptop can be confusing, with the number of laptops available, the difference in costs and understanding what you need.  It is worth having a think about what you want to use your laptop for, day to day tasks, work, etc.  Also think about your budget [...]read moreWhat do I need in a laptop?

Do I need a digital camera as well as my smartphone?

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As smartphones have developed so have their in-built cameras.  For example, the iPhone 12 Pro, comes with an ultra-wide, wide and telephoto lens, 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out and 4x optical zoom range with a digital zoom upto 10x and completed with night mode.  With this spec is there any need to [...]read moreDo I need a digital camera as well as my smartphone?