Category Archives: Internet
A Quick Tutorial on How To Check Your IP Address
Once upon a time, the only address you needed to know was your residential address. But the Internet has changed all that: in addition to your physical address, you now likely have an email address, as well as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you aren’t sure exactly what an IP address is, don’t be […]
The Basics of A Computer Backup
How Do I Back Up My Computer? Though most modern computers are fairly reliable, an unexpected accident or malfunction could result in lost data — childhood photos, irreplaceable school work, and important business files, all gone without warning. Fortunately, it’s easy to mitigate a data-loss disaster. All you have to do is regularly back up […]
How do I get help from Windows?
Where do I go for help with Windows? If you use a computer, you’ll likely need help at some point. Windows® is the Microsoft® operating system, and it’s what most computers use to function. Fortunately, it’s relatively painless to find support for Windows — no matter which version you use. Windows Help and Support Windows […]
DSL vs Home Phone | What’s the Difference?
There are many ways to connect to the Internet, but Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is one of the most reliable and longstanding connections out there. Because DSL uses existing phone lines to transmit data, it was one of the first widely available methods for both businesses and homes to get online. DSL continues to be […]
Is Every Computer Virus Harmful?
Even if you have a great high-speed Internet service, if you spend time online, you’re never completely free of all the dangers that come from computer viruses. Just like the viruses that affect our bodies, computer viruses keep evolving and finding new ways to breach unsuspecting users. Since being introduced in the early ’80s, viruses […]
How to Remove Computer Viruses Like a Pro
High-speed Internet isn’t just a luxury anymore, for most it is an indispensable way of life. And while having fast access to quality Internet service at low prices can definitely enhance your life, it also opens your computer up to attack. If your computer isn’t performing like it used to — it’s slow, glitchy, or […]
Google Web Services vs Amazon Web Services | Which Is Better?
Cloud computing is fast becoming a commodity, with price wars a natural result of a competitive market. Amazon, just a couple short years ago, Amazon was the overwhelming leader in the industry, generating an impressive $7.88 billion from its Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2015 — Q4 even experienced a 69.37% year-on-year increase against Q4 […]
What Is DSL?
A Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is one of the most reliable and widely available Internet connections on the market. It’s fast and easy to set up, which means you can connect to the Internet and start surfing the web, emailing your friends, and streaming movies right away. If you’re looking for the best Internet for […]
What Is a Fiber-Optic Cable?
Most people have heard of fiber optics but may not understand how they relate to a home Internet arrangement. In simplest terms, fiber-optic cables, like copper or telephone wires, make up networks that allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to deliver Internet connectivity to their customers. But fiber-optic lines aren’t exactly like their copper competitors — […]
What Is Antivirus Software?
In 2014, more than 317 million new computer viruses, worms, trojans, and other malicious software — also known as malware — were released, which is the equivalent to nearly one million new threats each day. As a result of so many viruses flooding the Internet at large, it’s possible that nearly one-third of the world’s […]