Microsoft Surface Pro 4 — Best Windows 10 Tablet Yet

If you are interested in a Windows 10 tablet for both business productivity and fun, look no further than Microsoft’s latest tablet, the Surface Pro 4. While the Pro 4 is more expensive than Google’s new Pixel C tablet, it’s priced close to the iPad Pro in its basic configuration — $899. Upgrade options abound, […]

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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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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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Google Alphabet and the Future of Google Fiber

The news that Google plans to reorganize its corporate structure, creating a new holding company called “Alphabet” hit the tech industry hard recently. The Internet search and advertising giant wants more emphasis placed on the offshoots from its main business. These include the Nest smart home device company, and Google Fiber, the “One Gig” Internet […]

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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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5 Tips on Transferring Your Internet Service When Moving

Relocation remains one of the biggest hassles for anybody. The large number of tasks involved when moving is enough to drive even a grizzled IT project manager insane. Thankfully, transferring your utilities — especially your Internet service — ranks on the lower end of the stress meter. Let’s take a look at five easy steps […]

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Home Automation Internet Gateway Bandwidth Requirements

When turning your residence into an automated 21st Century digital smart home, do you need to worry about using too much Internet bandwidth? If every light, door lock, refrigerator, and window shade in your house is part of a home automation setup, will your data allowance get used up in a matter of days? Thankfully, […]

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HBO Now Broadband Considerations

These days more and more consumers are willing to forego their satellite and cable TV subscriptions in favor on building their own a la carte service using on demand video streaming devices like the Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV. HBO is helping matters by creating their own standalone service under the moniker of HBO Now. […]

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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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Can Man Survive on Free WiFi Alone?

In the spirit of celebrating our nation’s independence this weekend, let’s consider the possibility of breaking free from our ISP and smartphone plans.  Is it possible to get by on free WiFi alone these days?  With the plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, retail establishments, libraries and more offering free WiFi it’s definitely worth considering. While the […]

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