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 […]
What Is a PSTN?
The Public Switched Telephone Network, or PSTN, is the traditional public telephone network that facilitates communication all over the world. Also known as the Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), PSTN is how phone calls are placed through hardwired landlines, using a dedicated circuit between two points. In addition, the PSTN provides much of the infrastructure […]
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 […]