Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Top 5 Tips for Safe Downloading Online

The internet is an incredible development in technology that has revolutionized everything from personal communications to mass media, but it has a dark side as well.

Most of us have had some experience with viruses or malicious software, and we know how devastating these programs can be.

Computer failure and identity theft are just two of the many consequences that can result from irresponsible web surfing, so be sure to follow these tips for safe downloading online.


Tech and Auto Companies Work to Bring the Internet to Your Car

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about these days when it comes to automobiles is the concept of the connected car.

And nearly every major automaker has joined the race to produce the first real contender. Sure there are already plenty of vehicles on the market that feature hands-free, Bluetooth technology, along with in-dash infotainment options (navigation plus music and video functionality, for example).

But if you’ve heard any of the buzz pertaining to some of the concept cars popping up at auto shows across the globe, you know that cars of the future are slated to feature everything from dashboards that charge your devices wirelessly, to cars that can interface with your home and office computers (not to mention the computers in nearby cars and other buildings), to hands-free, talk-to-text functions that will allow you to read your texts, tweets, and even web pages without ever having to look at a screen.

But those days are a long way off…aren’t they? (more…)

Tech Expenses That Businesses Shouldn’t Skimp On

Technology plays such an important role in business today that it’s difficult to imagine how anyone could have run a company before the advent of the internet, personal computers, and cellular phones.

Indeed, technology has changed every aspect of our lives from the significant to the mundane. Smart phones are now as ubiquitous as wrist watches, and people are more tuned in to technology than ever before.

What this means for businesses is that there are several tech expenses that simply can’t be skimped on.

5 Ways to Improve Your Wireless Router Signal

You pay an arm and a leg for the top of the line internet service, and yet you still struggle with a weak, inconsistent signal. It happens to the best of us, so don’t despair. But if you’re sure the issue isn’t coming from your ISP and your computer is set correctly, it is time to take a look at your wireless router.

That’s the gadget with the antennas that is actually responsible for sending that trusty internet hurtling through space and into your computer.

How Technology Is Improving Your Dining Out Experience

Technology is changing the way we do things in bigger and more significant ways than ever before. Of course, this kind of revolution has been at work for the last couple of decades, as technology has continued to improve upon itself in apparently exponential leaps and bounds. It’s easy to look around and see the ways that technology has improved our lives and given us newer, more efficient ways to do the things that we already do and need to do on a regular basis. What’s interesting, however, is to think about the ways that these technological developments and advancements are changing and shaping the businesses and establishments that we solicit on a day-to-day basis. In fact, many of the businesses and services that we make consistent use of have adopted some of these brand new technologies, and some of them in ways that have exciting and neat implications to the consumer. (more…)

Cloud Computing Tips for College Students

College students have enough on their plates without having to worry about getting overcharged for their cloud services or having their backup storage fail at a critical moment (like finals week).

In truth, most students are likely unaware of the many benefits (and potential drawbacks) that exist in the arena of cloud computing. Since it is still a relatively new development in the world of online storage and communications, it is improving all the time. But this can make it difficult for busy students to keep up with which cloud networks offer the most useful services at the best price.

Cable Providers Work on Cloud Based Gaming for Customers

Not since the days when cable television first came on the scene, giving audiences an alternative to the small handful of powerful networks has there been such stiff competition for eyeballs in the entertainment industry.

People have more choices than ever before, with at least twenty new films opening each week on top of countless television shows, albums, live events, online promotions and video games. Does anyone even have time for a face-to-face conversation these days? In addition to the myriad of choices people can make about how they spend their time, there’s also the huge variety of platforms used to access that entertainment.

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe in the Cloud

Cloud storage has made managing expanding amounts of data much easier and cheaper for businesses large and small. But how safe is it?

Most of the large cloud storage providers use the highest level of online security measures, but a quick look at technology news will show you that those large companies are still often hacked by savvy internet criminals.

Millions of accounts across all types of sites are often accessed, giving hackers tons of personal data that can be used in terrifying ways.

How to Improve the Speed of Your Video Downloads

In this day and age, nearly everyone operates in some capacity in the online arena, whether they use the resources on the worldwide web for communications, information, business, or entertainment. And many of us have by now discovered the joys of downloading free videos online.

You can get clips from YouTube of cats playing the piano, share personal videos with family and friends, watch TV shows, stream live performances, and even download entire films to watch at your leisure. But this unparalleled access to entertainment options does not come without a few drawbacks.

Google Fiber Set to Release This Week

Although Google has never focused on hardware outside of their support of Android smartphones, their dominance in the software market remains significant.

Gmail is one of the top email platforms in the world, and Google’s calendars, file sharing services and cloud storage offerings are widely popular. Add that to their industry leading search engine and ownership of Youtube, the most visited website on the planet, and you’ve got a true dominance of the online world.

With all that strength, it is surprising that Apple continues to beat them in consumer loyalty. But Apple has managed to create a fierce anticipation of each new product offering, based on their yearly launches chaired by the late Steve Jobs.

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