• Quickly Check that your Router Hasn’t Been Hijacked

    DNS, yet another of those infernal acronyms. Domain Name System is an essential component of everyone’s connection to the internet and is used to translate readily identifiable domain names, such as, into the numerical IP (Internet Protocol) addresses required to access websites – sort of like a phone book for the internet. When you […]

  • Where do you get your Weather Forecast?

    The Shipping Forecast Ever since I was pressed-ganged by my father to crew for him in the early ’70s and spliced the mainbrace across the English Channel to France, I’ve had a fascination for weather. Of course, when you’re sailing a small boat across a stretch of sea, the weather forecast is more of a […]

  • YouTube’s All-Time Top 5 Most Popular Ads (videos)

    Ad of the decade! As part of YouTube’s 10th anniversary celebrations the online video site recently asked its users to vote for their favorite ad over the past decade – and the verdict is in. Voters submitted their preferences in droves and competition was fierce but, in the end, Turkish Airline’s “Kobe vs. Messi: The […]

  • FotoJet: Create Professional Collages & Cards Online for FREE

    PearlMountain, established graphics software developer and creator of the excellent Picture Collage Maker software, has recently made a new free online service available called “FotoJet“. FotoJet has been specifically designed to help users create collages, posters, and photo cards quickly and easily for free. With more than 190 templates to get you started, it really […]

  • What Are You #Looking at #Bitch?

    Comments – pleasure or pain? Do you post them, do you read them? Come on, when was the last time you made a comment on YouTube? In fact, when was the last time you made a comment on anything at all on the internet, the hallowed portals of DCT excepted of course. Here’s some of […]

  • Don’t Fall for Hoax Stories – Confirm This!

    You know you should never believe everything you read online, right?  I should know this better than anyone since I teach people how to be safe online.  But even I fall for fake articles or news online sometimes.  Just the other day I was on Facebook and came across an article on Willie Nelson passing. […]

  • Beware CNET – Revisited

    DCT first reported on the dangers of downloading from the popular way back in 2011 (Beware downloading from CNET, and we’ve continued issuing plenty of warnings since. Now, some 4 years after DCT first brought this matter to notice, it seems everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Among those coming ‘late to the […]

  • youtube

    5 Cool YouTube Things You Might Not Know About

    YouTube – Another Wonderful Internet Thang YouTube is a great, fun web site. It sports thousands of videos and hundreds of hours are being uploaded every minute. It is mind-boggling when you consider that it works at all! There may be a few features of the YouTube site that you are not aware of. Here are but […]

  • desktop wallpaper

    My Top 5 Wallpaper Websites

    You should never have a naked desktop.  I thought that would get your attention.  Your computer desktop should reflect your personality and show your style.  I say personalize your computer desktop and have fun doing it.  Saying that, I decided to do all the keyboard work for you and give you my top 5 wallpaper […]

  • Create Free Photo Collages Online at PicMonkey

    Creating photo collages is not something I’m normally in to but I recently encountered a situation where it was the most convenient method for sharing a special occasion with friends and family. Seeing how this was most likely not going to be regular occurrence I didn’t want to install any additional software so I set […]

  • Whose (on)line is it anyway?

    As a responsible parent, I’ve always held the opinion that it is my duty to protect my children on-line. Of course, I can only do this to an extent, and until they are of a certain age, and given my kids are now young adults, that responsibility has all but left me, however I now […]

  • The Pirate Bay Raided – Could this be the End?

    The Pirate Bay has been raided and shut down by Swedish police – possibly forever. The Pirate Bay has suffered similar raids and shutdowns since it was established in 2003 but the file sharing site has always somehow managed to bounce back. Whether or not it will this time though is open to conjecture. At […]