Assorted Kinds Broadband of Explained

Speaking for the Byron Shire, but generally true of everywhere (apart from Cable connections and the NBN – I wish!) we have available 3 main types of broadband coming into the home or business: ADSL, Satellite and Wireless.   Do not confuse Wireless to the premises with a Wireless network inside the premises! You can create a Wireless Network inside …

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Downloading and Installing Files

Some background: everyone who surfs the web downloads files. I get plenty of people saying “but I don’t download anything, I just do email and surf the net”. Each webpage and each email is a file downloaded onto your computer. If you disconnect from the web the email is still there and so is an open webpage visible in your …

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Browsers: Safari, Firefox and the Rest

To surf the World Wide Web we use a ‘browser’ to ‘browse’ the pages — a bit of Library jargon surely! All Macs come with a pre-installed copy of Safari, Apple’s browser but there are plenty of other contenders. Occasionally a particular website won’t load properly in Safari and then I try Chrome and it works! The most popular is …

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Email Using Apple Mail

As with browsers there are many applications for checking your email, but I will concentrate on the main email client Apple’s Mail that comes on all Macs. Mail uses the Contatcs application as it’s addrerss book and that syncs with your iPhone, an important consideration. Any other email clients like Thunderbird or Outlook do basically the same thing even if they …