How Does a Website Server Affect Your Bandwidth Test?

If your Internet connection isn’t living up to expectations, a bandwidth test is your first step to fixing the problem. This test calculates the maximum download and upload speed of a connection in megabytes per second  (Mbps) along with its ‘ping’, or the time it takes for your computer to transmit data and have a […]

What Time of Day is Your Internet Speed Fastest?

It never fails. You want to download a file, send an email or buy a single item and your Internet speed slows to a crawl. Sometimes it seems like a conspiracy—maybe your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is throttling your bandwidth? And sometimes you wonder if it’s your hardware—could you get better speed with a new […]

Why Gamers are Experts on their Bandwidth Test Results

Ever since the Internet entered the broadband era earlier this century, gamers are one group definitely reaping the benefits of extra bandwidth. High-end games like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Destiny require an Internet account with speeds upwards of at least 10 Mbps for the best performance, but reward gamers with enthralling graphics […]

iOS 8, Apple’s New iPhone Operating System, Delivers Health and Fitness

Almost lost in the buzz surrounding the Apple Watch and new  iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcements, iOS 8 is Apple’s latest iteration of their mobile operating system. With a host of new features led by the health and fitness app, HealthKit, Apple is calling iOS 8 “the biggest iOS release ever.” Let’s take a closer […]

How your WiFi Router affects your Internet Speed

When struggling with poor Internet performance at your house, maybe your ISP isn’t always the issue? Your WiFi router is another critical component that plays an important role in ensuring your Internet connection remains fast and reliable. Routers are now required to work Harder With smartphones, tablet computers, Internet-enabled appliances, and more all competing for […]

Comcast offers a Comcast Speed Test to their Subscribers

In the dog-eat-dog world of Internet service providers, many companies in the space offer extra features to lure customers away from the competition. Comcast — one of the largest media companies in the world — is no exception. The company provides their own Comcast speed test to both subscribers and the public, branded as the […]

iPhone 6 Ups the Ante with Faster Mobile Speed & Screen Resolution

Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 6 comes at a time where Android is trying to cement its place as the dominant mobile operating system. Both iPhone 6 models feature larger screens to combat popular Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG G3. Add in new features and functionality from iOS 8 — […]

Apple Watch: Bandwidth Speed on your Wrist

The unveiling of the Apple Watch was one of the highlights of Apple’s recent event centered on the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Rumors of the smartwatch — usually tagged with the iWatch moniker — appeared in various technology media sources for the previous year. Now with an actual device slated to […]

Even Terminal Emulation Can’t Escape the BYOD Trend

Mobility is growing at light speed. Through cloud adoption and the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend, there is growing pressure, inside and outside organizations across all industries, to pursue the path of mobility. To achieve mobility in a way that streamlines access to IT resources most efficiently and cost-effectively, organizations should consider adapting their IT infrastructures […]

CenturyLink is an Internet Service Provider, a Phone Company, and More

A full service communications company that first garnered its reputation as a phone company under a variety of monikers, CenturyLink is also an ISP with a host of subscription options for anyone looking for Internet access — provided you are in their service area. The company also offers IPTV service in a small number of […]