Mac users are increasingly using software firewalls to prevent apps from making outgoing connections. Here are some tips, and links to help you build whitelists.
Snow, freezing rain, and thaw – just when you need the Met Office’s webpages. So it took its live weather pages offline, and promoted its mobile apps.
Using Lookup, Ping, and Traceroute to work out why you can’t connect to a website. Is your ISP blocking it, perhaps?
Remote and rural areas have been losing their people to cities for many centuries. Does bringing good internet access change this?
Barriers to living in more remote areas with high quality of life are being removed, but self-sufficiency is important. Changes in macOS do not help.
Search engines don’t work, as they’re indifferent to quality and accuracy of content. Existing eBook formats are little more than book-in-browser. So how to publish more demanding content?
The workhorses of computer security, message digests and security certificates, are in the process of changing. Some disruption will result.
You may think that you type URLs into your browser. In fact they’re IRIs, and the internet still can’t cope with Unicode. Why not?
Nearly 25 years ago, Demon Internet started to provide dial-up services to anyone prepared to pay £10 per month. In 30 days, it will finally be gone.
When it comes down to it, we are deeply scared of the unknown and alien. Let’s turn that fear around using reason, knowledge, wisdom, and ideals.