CHOICE - Networking and internet and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides. Compare price and performance of networking and internet tools, including cables, internet providers, routers and networking accessories. Copyright 2015, 26 Jan 2015 03:06:28 GMTComputers and onlineChristmas tech gift guide

Make your Christmas gift a gadget with this selection of the latest top tech toys and tools.

Networking and internetMon, 08 Dec 2014 09:47:00 GMT
11 scams and how to avoid them

Online dating scams, bogus tech support phone calls and internet schemes that take advantage of people's goodwill continue to find new victims.

Networking and internetMon, 10 Nov 2014 11:31:00 GMT
Fritz!Box 7490 modem-router review

This do-everything ADSL modem-router with built-in phone system has all the bells and whistles for a home user or small business.

Networking and internetWed, 10 Sep 2014 15:55:00 GMT
Dark patterns: website tricks and scams

The user interfaces on some websites are deliberately designed to mislead consumers. CHOICE exposes some of the tricks.

Networking and internetThu, 26 Jun 2014 11:56:00 GMT
Cloud backup services review

We test and compare 11 cloud-based backup services.

Networking and internetThu, 19 Jun 2014 16:08:00 GMT
Cyber criminals attack top companies every day: security expert

Professional hacker Jonathan Brossard outlines the latest targets for cyber criminals, upcoming threats and how you can reduce your risk of attack.

Networking and internetThu, 22 May 2014 11:07:00 GMT
Bitcoin and virtual currency

The Bitcoin cyber payment system sends digital payments from person-to-person without a central bank overseeing it. Can an unregulated, computer currency really play it safe?

Networking and internetWed, 14 May 2014 17:26:00 GMT
Software Easter eggs

Think you know all the tricks your software has to offer? Think again. We go hunting for hidden features called Easter eggs, and show you how to see what you were never meant to find.

Networking and internetThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:00 GMT
Antivirus software review

We compare the most popular antivirus software for PC and mobile computers to see how well they protect your PC from malware.

Networking and internetThu, 27 Mar 2014 12:46:00 GMT
Media hubs and streamers

With the ability to play music, videos and pictures on your TV and stream directly from the internet, media hubs can be great tools for today's digital age.

Networking and internetWed, 26 Mar 2014 09:33:00 GMT
Navigating online geo-blocking

We look at some of the ways you can avoid paying top dollar when shopping online from home.

Networking and internetWed, 05 Mar 2014 09:49:00 GMT
Delete your digital footprint

It's possible to remove yourself from social media and some websites, but you'll never be able to erase every trace of your digital footprint.

Networking and internetWed, 05 Feb 2014 12:23:00 GMT
Your rights on overseas sites

The giants of Australian retail have been slow to respond to online competition. Meanwhile, shoppers are looking for value on overseas websites.

Networking and internetMon, 30 Dec 2013 15:56:00 GMT
Ebook pricing

Apple's recent loss at a US trial into ebook price fixing raises questions about the market.

Networking and internetFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:44:00 GMT
ISP satisfaction survey 2013

How does your ISP stack up against the others? Almost 4000 CHOICE members rated their provider to give us a snapshot of the state of Australia's internet today.

Networking and internetFri, 06 Dec 2013 10:28:00 GMT
Internet smartcams review

We reveal our latest test results for smartcams, including new models from EDIMAX, D-Link, Swann and Uniden.

Networking and internetWed, 04 Dec 2013 14:07:00 GMT
Copyright law reform

With copyright law under review, a fair-use system could allow people to enjoy their legally purchased digital music and movies without needing to break the law.

Networking and internetTue, 19 Nov 2013 12:46:00 GMT
First look: Seagate Central

Access files anywhere and stream your media to devices within your home - the Seagate Central claims to do it all, but does it live up to its promises?

Networking and internetWed, 13 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT
Eureka and brainstorming.aspx

Capture that great idea in a few clicks with brainstorming and journaling apps and websites.

Networking and internetWed, 16 Oct 2013 06:30:00 GMT
Web TV series

TV on the internet is gaining a new audience as viewers find new and unique shows for all types of interests.

Networking and internetFri, 30 Aug 2013 16:06:00 GMT
Music streaming services

CHOICE road tests some online music streaming apps, sites and services.

Networking and internetTue, 27 Aug 2013 16:44:00 GMT
Broadband battle

The national broadband network is underway, but with an election looming and two competing plans, will consumers get the best network?

Networking and internetFri, 12 Jul 2013 10:35:00 GMT
TV streaming

Australian viewers get a raw deal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV shows online. We pay more, yet content isn’t easily accessible or not available when we want.

Networking and internetTue, 09 Jul 2013 15:52:00 GMT
Online tracking

Information gleaned by cookies is valuable to marketers and advertisers, but you may not realise just how much can be pieced together about you.

Networking and internetWed, 22 May 2013 16:29:00 GMT
Photo book services

We reveal which services are fast, affordable and will deliver a professional-looking photo book.

Networking and internetThu, 09 May 2013 17:43:00 GMT
Mobile phone payments

Google Wallet, Apple Passbook and Windows Phone 8 Wallet e-wallet apps on your smartphone can be used to make payments and store your details for loyalty cards, movie tickets and even some travel documents.

Networking and internetTue, 12 Feb 2013 13:59:00 GMT
Blogging with WordPress with WordPress.aspx

It only takes a few hours to create your blog, then you're well on your way to word domination.

Networking and internetFri, 25 Jan 2013 15:13:00 GMT
Online activism

Before you post a scathing online review of a company’s product or service, there are some crucial things you need to know so you get results and avoid legal trouble.

Networking and internetSun, 13 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT
Group buying sites

We've shadow shopped some of the most popular group buying sites to see how reliable they are.

Networking and internetTue, 11 Dec 2012 16:04:00 GMT
Online family history services

It's easier than you think to find your family tree online, as more records are digitised and made available on free government websites.

Networking and internetThu, 06 Dec 2012 09:31:00 GMT
Facebook: protecting your privacy

Do you really know how to maintain your privacy on Facebook and keep your personal information safe?

Networking and internetWed, 14 Nov 2012 15:00:00 GMT
Online education courses

The online education and training industry is growing, and without doing some research you could end up with no accreditation, or just be stuck with a poorly designed, ineffective course.

Networking and internetThu, 30 Aug 2012 16:15:00 GMT
The business of search engines

With billions of pages on the internet, the ability to search accurately for information is vital. But there are some factors to consider before your next search.

Networking and internetFri, 03 Feb 2012 12:03:00 GMT
Telstra USB 4G modem first look

Telstra claims its new USB 4G modem is up to 10 times faster than other 3G wireless internet options.

Networking and internetThu, 13 Oct 2011 14:59:00 GMT
Personal financial software

Everyone has money concerns, but can personal financial packages help track expenses and manage your budget? We look at some of the online alternatives.

Networking and internetFri, 19 Aug 2011 09:29:00 GMT
Protect your privacy online

Privacy violations can lead to more than embarrassment; unsecure personal details leave you open to identity theft.

Networking and internetMon, 02 May 2011 15:53:00 GMT
Build a better browser

All major internet browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome - come with a host of add-ons to supercharge your browsing.

Networking and internetWed, 13 Apr 2011 14:06:00 GMT
Windows shortcut keys

This is the quick reference guide to Windows shortcut keys from CC Jan/Feb 2011.

Networking and internetFri, 11 Feb 2011 11:50:00 GMT
Social networking and the media

Forget hanging on the end of a customer service line if you have a gripe. Switch on your computer, log onto the internet and tell the world.

Networking and internetWed, 20 Oct 2010 11:06:00 GMT
Networking 101

Share data and internet access between all your computers and devices, whether by cable or wireless. These basic principles will help you set up your own.

Networking and internetFri, 20 Aug 2010 16:36:00 GMT
RSS news feeds

Read our guide to RSS news feeds.

Networking and internetThu, 19 Aug 2010 15:54:00 GMT
Family tree software reviews

We review nine programs to help you trace and catalogue your family history.

Networking and internetFri, 30 Apr 2010 11:35:00 GMT
Internet filter to go ahead filter.aspx

A mandatory internet filter is to be introduced, the federal government announced late last year.

Networking and internetThu, 18 Feb 2010 15:42:00 GMT