Comcast Foregoing the Cable Box

Industry giant, Comcast, recently announced a plan that would allow some customers to eschew the venerable set-top cable box in favor of a streaming video app. This is yet another example of how access to fast Internet speeds sees more users streaming content over the Internet instead of watching TV using their cable box. This […]

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Flash Ransomware — the Latest Cyber Crime Scourge 

Over the past two years, we’ve documented how Flash has increasingly served as a conduit for nefarious cyber-criminals to hack into your computer, smartphone, or tablet device. Even with the growth of HTML5, and its superior technology and security, Flash still sees wide use among digital advertisers, online video purveyors, and older speed test providers. […]

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Adobe Blinks at Flash, Embraces the HTML5 Future

In a move rich with symbolism as well as marking a shift in technology focus, Adobe recently renamed Flash Professional, their major development tool. They now call it Animate. Considering the bad publicity the obsolete Flash player continues to receive for being a resource hog and a proverbial welcome mat for cyber crime, this is a move […]

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The Future of HTML5 on the World Wide Web

HTML is the standard for how Internet content is presented in a web browser, with HTML5 being the latest version of the language. Some of its new features include the displaying of video and animated content (using JavaScript) — essentially the same thing provided by the proprietary Flash plug-in over the last decade. Flash’s problems, […]

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Is the End of Flash Finally Here?

The venerable Macromedia Flash definitely made a significant impact in technology over the last decade; where would Internet advertising or browser-based casual gaming be without it? But 15 years into the 21st Century, what was once state of the art is now acutely obsolete. This point was made obvious by Firefox recently disabling the Flash […]

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Run an Android Speed Test on your Tablet and Phone

When you’re on the go and unable to connect to your home’s wireless network, your Internet speed is important. Sometimes trying to find network access when traveling can be a hassle, especially when service providers suffering from limited bandwidth are your only option. Owners of Android devices need to know how to run an Android speed test on […]

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Apple Music — Bandwidth Considerations for Streaming Music

Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) garnered a lot of press for its announcement of Apple Music, Cupertino’s attempt to gain a share of the Internet music streaming market currently dominated by companies like Spotify and Pandora. Apple brings some heavy hitters from the music industry to the fray, including Dr. Dre and Nine Inch […]

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Have You Tried a Google Hangout?

If you are looking for a modern communication platform suitable for video, text messaging, and more, you might want to check out Google Hangouts. While it can be considered a competitor to Microsoft’s Skype video chat service, Hangouts features many extras including natural integration with the popular Android mobile operating system.  In fact, you probably […]

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3 Travel Tips for Getting Internet Access

Even when you are on the go — either traveling for work or on vacation — staying connected to the Internet is vital. It can be hard to stay on top of your personal and professional life without good Internet access when away from home. Smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers make it easy to enjoy a digital […]

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Five Tips to Improve Mobile Internet Speed

Chances are good that a decent percentage of your Internet activity happens on your smartphone or tablet, either at your house, at the office, or while on vacation. Even when away from your home network, it remains vital to keep an eye on your Internet speed. The major wireless carriers constantly trumpet the quality of […]

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