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 […]
What’s the Difference Between DSL and Home Phone?
There are many ways to connect to the internet, but Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is one of the most reliable and long-standing connections still in use. 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 is still […]
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 […]
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 Fiber?
Today, a fast and reliable internet connection is at the top of the list for those looking to upgrade their internet. But finding what works for you can be challenging, especially if you’re unsure what you need precisely. CenturyLink offers customers copper and fiber internet solutions. Both are high-speed internet options, but they operate in […]
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 […]
The Basics of an Internet Cookie
Anyone familiar with the Internet should have come across websites that talk about using cookies to enhance the user experience at some point. Some sites even ask permission to continue using them. In those instances, a choice lies before you: give away some privacy to gain a possible benefit, or keep your privacy at the […]