How to secure your Android web browsing

It makes sense to take the time to encrypt any data travelling across free Wi-Fi networks, so here’s how to secure your browsing on Android.

How to stream music remotely with Linux

With music files scattered over various devices, we show you how to use Subsonic to try to bring some order to the chaos of your audio library so you can start enjoying your music collection on any device or multiple devices at the same time.

Access Netflix on your iPad

You’ll need this: A US itunes account. Your Australian account won’t work with Netflix but it’s easy to set up a US-based one. Netflix: Once you have a US iTunes account download Netflix from the App Store The paid video streaming options you can access on your iPad in Australia are a little better than…

Build a smart TV network

  To do this you’ll need: Hardware: You’ll need something to serve the files from. This can be a lowly NAS box or a more substantial system if you want to make use of full transcoding though many formats play directly. Software: A DLNA server of some description would be useful. We’re going to use…

How to build a Linux router

The latest most expensive routers include so many facilities you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re more like PCs than tools for networking. This thought should lead you to wonder why you can’t use a regular PC to do the same thing. The answer thanks to Linux is you can and it’s very easy. There…

How to bypass online censorship

In a speech at Stanford University in February 2008 Bill Gates said he wasn’t worried about online censorship: “I don’t see any risk in the world at large that someone will restrict free content flow on the internet” he said. He was wrong. While the world debates the need for legislation to stop the downloading…

iOS 5.0.1 out, improves Siri’s Aussie ear, battery life issues

The tech giant didn’t reveal what specific tweaks it has made to improve power consumption but users with the worst problems have noticed the ‘location services’ icon in the title bar — a problem associated with Apple’s new proximity-based reminders which have to constantly monitor where you are in order to remind you when you…