Review: Virtual Private Networks

What is a VPN? A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure encrypted connection (or tunnel) between two end points, one of them being your PC and the other being a VPN server. Why would i use a VPN? To extend access to a trusted network from another geographical location, in order to securely access resources … Continue reading Review: Virtual Private Networks

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How to: Be more productive at work with these keyboard shortcuts

In no particular order here is a list of useful windows shortcuts to speed up everyday tasks.   Windows Shortcuts: Ctrl+shift+escape = Opens windows task manager Ctrl+L = Locks your workstation Win+M = Minimises all open windows Win+D = Displays the desktop, restores the active window Win+P = Projects your screen to another display Win+R … Continue reading How to: Be more productive at work with these keyboard shortcuts

Review: Kufatec Fiscon “Basic Plus” Bluetooth in car hands-free kit

Kufatec Fiscon "Basic-Plus" Bluetooth in car hands-free kit Most modern cars include Bluetooth hands-free as standard, for those that don't there are plenty of 3rd party aftermarket kits available from brands such as Parrot, Jabra and Plantronics to choose from. Most are reasonably priced around £50 - £100 and usually include features like voice integration, … Continue reading Review: Kufatec Fiscon “Basic Plus” Bluetooth in car hands-free kit

How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM

This post will explain the steps required to successfully install VirtualBox on a Synology NAS running DSM 5.0 - build 4.5.2.8 allowing you to run Virtual Machines (VM's) from your Synology NAS appliance. I was using my HP Proliant N40L Microserver as a test bench, with Intel chipset and 16GB ram. Step 1. Download the … Continue reading How to: Install phpVirtualBox on Synology DSM