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Podcasts you’ll get hooked on this year

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

“Podcast” is a word that’s floating around at the moment. So what is a podcast? Basically, regular Broadcast Radio (AM and FM radio) only has so many channels to use. As a result, radio stations attempt to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, hence the word broadcast. In contrast, podcasting “narrowcasts” specialised content to those who choose to tune in. Podcasts have multiple distribution points such as SpotifyiTunes and Soundcloud, and websites where episodes can be listened to or downloaded.

For those who love a good fun fact, it may interest you to know where the word “podcast” itself originated. The name was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in a 2004 newspaper article as part of a quick brainstorm of possible names for this growing new platform. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s digital media player the “iPod”; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken the term “broadcast” used in radio. Despite this, don’t worry – you can still tune in if you don’t have an Apple device or iPod!

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10 Techie DIY projects to try

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

There’s something really satisfying about making something with your own two hands. While it may be faster to pop down the shops and buy something already made, you’re bound to feel proud when you’ve made it yourself. Plus, you get bragging rights!

Instructables is a website where DIY enthusiasts of all kinds share step-by-step guides on how you can make just about anything! Some projects require a lot of know-how or advanced tools but there’s still a hearty selection of projects suited to beginners and casual hobbyists.

We’ve rounded up 10 DIY projects of varying difficulties that appeal to people of a techier persuasion. There’s no time like the present to give something a go! Have a read through to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

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How to guide: Manage your account from home

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

Have you heard about My Internode? It’s the name of our online account management tool and it can make life a lot easier when you need to make changes to your Internode account.

If you need to make a change, you can hop online with your computer, tablet or smartphone and take care of it in just a few minutes thanks to My Internode. You can use My Internode for a range of handy tasks from the comfort of your own home or if you’re short of time you can even make updates on the go while you commute to work.

To help you get started, we’ve prepared this quick guide so you can master your account. Keep reading and you’ll know how to log in, update your payment details, request an invoice extension, update your contact details, change your broadband plan and more!

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