UK Fibre-Optic Broadband: BT Infinity vs. Plusnet Fibre

In the UK, you have a handful of options for fibre-optic broadband. BT, Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are the main choices, while cellular network carriers such as EE (Orange/T-Mobile), O2, Vodafone and Three also offer home broadband services. While they all have their strong and weak points, I’m going to focus on two … Read moreUK Fibre-Optic Broadband: BT Infinity vs. Plusnet Fibre

The 2015 MacBook and Why You Shouldn’t Buy It

Earlier this year in March, Apple released a 2015 refresh to its old MacBook lineup of computers, the ultra-portable form factor that’s situated below that of even the MacBook Air. While the device itself is very striking aesthetically, it’s unfortunate that other aspects don’t back this up. In this article, I’m going to explain to you … Read moreThe 2015 MacBook and Why You Shouldn’t Buy It

Windows 10 Hardware Compatibility

As previously alluded to on ProvideFree, Windows 10 is around the corner, occasionally poking its head out, eager to emerge in full swing. Microsoft’s requirements, as ever, are pretty vague. That’s not good news for someone who just wants to know if they can run Windows 10 on their computer. So, without further ado, let’s … Read moreWindows 10 Hardware Compatibility

10 Useful Tips for Building Your First Computer

So, you’re new to computing, or perhaps you’re just getting ready to assemble your first desktop computer. While it may seem like a daunting task, the key is to stay focused and complete the assembly at a pace that suits you. You’ll notice that as you gain more experience, you’ll become more efficient with your time. … Read more10 Useful Tips for Building Your First Computer

Microsoft Declares A Windows 10 Party to “Upgrade The World”

Last week, we mentioned that Microsoft had millions of users testing Windows 10 under its Insider Program. As Microsoft plans a launch in over 190 countries around the world, it promised a new “upgrade the world” campaign, which is expected to last for a year. The hashtag “#UpgradeTheWorld” was also established. Today, the company also announced … Read moreMicrosoft Declares A Windows 10 Party to “Upgrade The World”

Windows 10: Microsoft Provides Free Upgrade and Updates, Features and Reasons

The Windows 10 era is fast approaching. Unlike the past, however, you may not have to dish out hundreds of dollars to obtain a copy. Before going into Microsoft’s free offers, lets start with a few reasons to upgrade. An Accustomed Operating System Perhaps, Windows 10’s best strength is its ability to combine new and old interfaces. … Read moreWindows 10: Microsoft Provides Free Upgrade and Updates, Features and Reasons