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Mobile internet faster than Wi-Fi in 33 countries

Posted on November 29, 2018

Traditionally, mobile internet users expect Wi-Fi connection to offer a faster experience than using their own data to get online, but a new study shows that this is not always the case.

A study by OpenSignal has found that there are 33 nations around the world where mobile networks offer a faster download speed than Wi-Fi. This includes several in (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three things you didn’t know about eBooks

Posted on September 18, 2018

While there is a lot to be said for the warm and tangible nature of printed hardcover books, the smartphone and tablet revolution means that many of us now do most of our reading not on paper, but on screens. This transition is celebrated today with ‘Read an eBook Day’.

Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction or educational material, eBooks give you a (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google tests new interface for search results

Posted on September 3, 2018

Internet users could start seeing small but noticeable differences to the way Google displays the results for their search terms.

The tech giant has confirmed to Search Engine Land that a new look is currently being trialled after a thread appeared on Reddit containing a screenshot of a slightly differently designed Google search results page.

Two of the (more…)

Posted by John Murray

My experience of the internet in Denmark

Posted on August 31, 2018

Earlier this month, I spent a week on holiday in Copenhagen, where I took in such awesome attractions as Tivoli Gardens, Roskilde Cathedral, Copenhagen Zoo and the Gladsaxe Stadium – home of Danish third-tier football club Akademisk Boldklub. Aside from all this though, being a cyber-nerd, I was keen to see how well the internet worked on what was my (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Average Brit spends equivalent of a full day every week online

Posted on August 6, 2018

Ofcom’s new Communications Market Report has noted that Britons spend an average of 24 hours a week online, equating to spending a whole day every week on the web.

It’s one of a number of statistics from the report that highlight the intrinsic value of the internet to the UK in 2018, with the study even using phrases like (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google looks to acquire Nokia’s airplane broadband systems

Posted on April 12, 2018

Search giant Google is believed to be in advanced talks with telecommunications firm Nokia about purchasing its airplane broadband business under the Alphabet Inc. umbrella.

The move is a (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Are football clubs embracing Wi-Fi?

Posted on February 27, 2018

When I first started going to football matches, there would invariably be an elderly man somewhere nearby, usually wearing a flat cap and brown coat, who would have a radio to his ear and reel off scores from other games around the country. This was especially the case near the end of the season, when (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Survey reveals best and worst rail franchises for internet access

Posted on February 16, 2018

A nationwide survey has ranked all of the UK’s rail transport firms in order of how satisfied their commuters are by the availability of the internet.

The study, conducted by Transport Focus, also revealed that internet connection is no trivial matter for public transport users – in fact, those aged 16 to 25 ranked it as (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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