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 Fiber Looks to the North and Southeast

As other ISPs — most notably AT&T and their GigaPower offering — continue to expand fiber-optic one gigabit service across the country, Google Fiber approaches things at a more deliberate pace. At this time, Kansas City, Austin, and Provo are the only cities where Fiber subscriptions are actually available. Recently, however, the technology giant announced […]

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Bandwidth Place on The Today Show

On Monday January 18th The Today Show spent time covering a topic of importance to Internet users everywhere — optimizing the speed of your home Internet connection. In fact, Bandwidth Place was mentioned by reporter Jeff Rossen as a tool of choice for determining your Internet speed before taking steps to improve performance. He offered some helpful […]

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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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Sling TV — Valid Alternative for Cord Cutters?

With more people eschewing their digital TV subscriptions to take advantage of an Internet connection to stream movies and TV shows, new services hope to attract these potential customers by bundling some of the more popular Cable channels under one offering. Sling TV site, a subsidiary of the Dish Network, is a notable example of […]

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NewsON Delivers Local News Via Video Streaming

As more customers embrace video streaming as their primary source for television, getting access to local news has become a more difficult proposition. Enter NewsON, an app available for iOS, Android, and Roku. NewsON offers on demand news content from 118 TV stations in 90 different markets, allowing cord cutters a means to get their […]

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The iPad Pro — Does Bigger Mean Better?

The long rumored “big” iPad finally arrived during Apple’s September event focused on the new iPhone 6s. The iPad Pro with its external, attachable keyboard and Apple Pencil reminds one of the Microsoft Surface, albeit with a more robust app market available through the iTunes App Store. With the new iPad Mini 4 and iPhone […]

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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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