HOW-TO: Make a DIY Phone Stand

Sometimes, you just need a quick hack – something that works, immediately. There are a lot of instructions and DIY projects on how to make a smartphone stand. Most of these will involve a bit of work, be it bending a large paper clip with a pair of pincers, or tying a bunch of pencils…

What is a VPN, and why do I need one?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more. VPNs essentially forward all your network traffic to the network, which is where the benefits –…

BancABC: stale thinking, dull banking

Ed Masau had a terrible experience at the hands of BancABC. In his own words: I got the shock of my life on Sunday 24 March 2013 when l had ordered some grocery for breakfast just before going to church. I was in a supermarket and l intended to use my BancABC card to buy…