Is Your ISP Gaming Your Internet Speed Test?

When you run an Internet speed test, you want to know the results reflect an accurate representation of your current streaming capability. Maybe you are trying to watch a 4K video or take part in a graphics-intensive MMORPG? If your ISP knew how to manipulate the test to make your service appear faster than reality, […]

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Google’s New Chromecast Ups the Ante for Cord Cutters

With Cupertino upping the video streaming competition with their new Apple TV and its tvOS operating system offering a platform for games and apps, Google naturally counters that action with an enhanced Chromecast. As more users take advantage of fast Internet speeds to watch TV shows and movies, the market for video streaming devices continues […]

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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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All About Roku — Does it Belong on Your Holiday Wish List?

If you are in the market for a video streaming device, hoping to truly take advantage of your Internet bandwidth, the name Roku is probably familiar. Similar to Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV, Roku offers a wide range of content without being tied to one of those technology giants. The company claims […]

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Is Google Project Fi the New Wireless Standard?

With all the hubbub about Google Fiber, the search giant’s super fast Internet and Digital TV service, you might have missed the news about Project Fi, Google’s new wireless Internet service. So is Project Fi essentially the wireless version of Fiber? Perhaps, but if you were hoping for something faster than 4G LTE wireless service […]

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Is the New Apple TV a Video Streaming Game Changer?

One of the most intriguing product announcements during Apple’s recent iPhone 6 event covered the new Apple TV box and platform. With a new operating system, called tvOS, apps and games are now a big part of a system that formerly concentrated on video streaming. Apple’s move is aimed at attracting developers to port high-end […]

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Comparing Different Types of Internet Service Providers

If you are deciding to get Internet service or moving to a new location with robust competition between Internet service providers, sometimes the multitude of options can be daunting. Cable, DSL, Fiber, Wireless, or Satellite — no matter the type of service, most have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Trying to find the […]

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Three Tips on Optimizing Home Network Speed

In this era of Internet streaming video, home automation, and online gaming, the venerable old home network gets a serious workout. Keeping things running smoothly is a must if you want the most out of your bandwidth investment. Knowing how to properly manage your modem (fiber, cable, or DSL) and router plays a big role […]

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Six Ways to Get the Best Internet Service Deals

Everybody likes a deal, right? When it comes to Internet service, there’s no reason to pay any more than a competitive rate, especially for a non-wireless service. With that in mind, here are six tips for finding the best Internet service deals. 1. Understand the Differences between the Types of Internet Service Before searching for […]

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Charter Time Warner Merger Creates a New Internet Service Giant

When Comcast’s merger with Time Warner failed to pass regulatory muster, Charter Communications, another emerging Internet services giant, entered the fray. With their attempted acquisition more likely to garner FCC approval, interested customers of both companies are probably wondering how the combined Charter Time Warner will affect their Internet service and monthly bill. Are improved […]

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