Jon Honeyball
If employees are to work from home then the office network must move with them
A group of employees on a conference call while they work from home
Network & Internet

If employees are to work from home then the office network must move with them

The 'new normal' doesn't mean we can forget traditional infrastructure needs
16 Feb 2021
Managing a late migration
A Windows 10 Pro box lying on top of a Windows 7 Ultimate box, which is sitting on a table
Microsoft Windows

Managing a late migration

When it comes to moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it's better late than never
11 Feb 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo review: Progress is a double-edged sword
Microsoft Surface Duo - Menu and messaging
Mobile Phones

Microsoft Surface Duo review: Progress is a double-edged sword

A stunning achievement that should make us rethink the role of the phone, but it’s far from perfect
20 Jan 2021
Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020) review: The world’s best ultraportable
Apple MacBook Air rear angle
Laptops

Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020) review: The world’s best ultraportable

This debut for Apple’s M1 silicon is a triumph of epic proportions
28 Dec 2020
Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2020) review: Believe the hype
Apple iPad Pro 2020 - Magic Keyboard
tablets

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2020) review: Believe the hype

The most expensive and most ambitious iPad yet
17 Aug 2020
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Flipping impressive
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: Flipping impressive

The best take on the foldable phone yet, but until the price drops it will remain a niche product
11 Aug 2020
Using public Wi-Fi without protection is a risky business
Opinion

Using public Wi-Fi without protection is a risky business

In this day and age, HTTPS isn't enough. To be truly secure, you need a VPN
1 Mar 2020
Windows 7 ends: what do you do next?
Microsoft Windows

Windows 7 ends: what do you do next?

From SMBs to big business and individuals, after 10 years it's time to move on from Windows 7
4 Jan 2020
Why your bank could be your best source of security advice
Businessmen giving and receiving advice
Security

Why your bank could be your best source of security advice

Small business owners need better help keeping their organisations safe and financial institutions are stepping in to help out
10 Nov 2019
Why Chromium-powered Edge could be a gamechanger
Microsoft Edge
web browser

Why Chromium-powered Edge could be a gamechanger

Might this be the tipping point that finally brings us a common platform across all desktops?
25 Aug 2019
Why we need an EU computing platform
cyber security

Why we need an EU computing platform

If we are going to be distrustful of China, then we ought to be applying the same amount of cynicism to the US
16 May 2019
How is mistake-prone Microsoft still worth so much money?
machine learning

How is mistake-prone Microsoft still worth so much money?

Cortana looks like an irrelevant sideshow compared to Alexa and Siri
21 Mar 2019
Want to avoid the Chrome monopoly? Switch to Firefox
Firefox icon
web browser

Want to avoid the Chrome monopoly? Switch to Firefox

Firefox isn't perfect, but I'll be using it until Google ends its data-slurping
2 Mar 2019
Handing NHS data over to Google really isn’t a healthy move
data protection

Handing NHS data over to Google really isn’t a healthy move

We should all be questioning the willingness and ability of the NHS to manage a relationship with a global IT company
14 Jan 2019
The Windows Update saga shows just how antiquated the OS is
Microsoft Windows

The Windows Update saga shows just how antiquated the OS is

It's time Microsoft put Windows out of its misery and started again with a clean slate
12 Dec 2018
The Core i9 chip may not be the only thing Apple throttles
Hardware

The Core i9 chip may not be the only thing Apple throttles

Laptop designers have run off the tracks, and Intel has pushed them there
20 Oct 2018
I'm beginning to think buying an iPhone X was a huge mistake
iPhone X with notch
Mobile

I'm beginning to think buying an iPhone X was a huge mistake

There's no longer a Mr Jobs around to say, "sorry chaps, not good enough"
7 Apr 2018
Never mind fake news, it’s the fake emails that need to stop
scams

Never mind fake news, it’s the fake emails that need to stop

While some email scams may not be particularly convincing, that doesn't mean they can't cause disruption
10 Mar 2018
Taking the plunge with Office 365
Cloud

Taking the plunge with Office 365

Microsoft’s subscription-based Office suite can benefit almost any business. Jon Honeyball explores how to make the switch smoothly
8 Feb 2018
Is Microsoft blocking Google?
Business strategy

Is Microsoft blocking Google?

The new era of inter-company co-operation is perhaps not as comprehensive as had been thought
11 Nov 2017
Politicians’ reactions to ransomware make me wanna cry
public sector

Politicians’ reactions to ransomware make me wanna cry

The government bungles its responses, while spy agencies let slip their tools
30 Sep 2017
There's no such thing as flawless protection
Software

There's no such thing as flawless protection

Jon loses his patience with AV vendor intimations that suggest they’re offering perfect security
8 Sep 2017
Don't be surprised the NSA can hack your computer
NSA data
Security

Don't be surprised the NSA can hack your computer

We’ve reached a situation where OSes are so complex, they're impossible to secure
27 Aug 2017
Dreaming of a world without passwords
Security

Dreaming of a world without passwords

Jon Honeyball wants a better, more secure and more convenient world
7 May 2017
Windows Server 2008 R2 review
Windows Server 2008
Server & storage

Windows Server 2008 R2 review

Windows 7 may now be available at retail, but for larger businesses it will only come alive when used in conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2. We t…
21 Oct 2009
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Server & storage

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
28 Feb 2008
Microsoft announces slippage of Viridian
Server & storage

Microsoft announces slippage of Viridian

Hypervisor-based virtualisation platform now expected six months after Longhorn Server.
27 Mar 2007
Apple unveils Intel enterprise servers and desktops
Server & storage

Apple unveils Intel enterprise servers and desktops

Worldwide developer conference provides stage for Woodcrest-based multi-core Mac Pro and Xserve hardware, preview of new OS.
8 Aug 2006