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 […]

Read more...

Three Tips on How to Boost WiFi Signal Strength at Your Home

With more and more consumers streaming movies, playing online games, and taking part in other bandwidth intensive activities at home, additional demands are being placed on the venerable wireless router. Often there are multiple persons and devices simultaneously consuming data from your Internet service at your residence.  Whatever the reason, learning how to boost wifi […]

Read more...

What is the Internet of Things Market?

Yet another technology buzzword phrase, the “Internet of Things” or IoT is getting a lot of publicity. In short, the IoT describes a cornucopia of devices — including doors, lighting, locks, appliances, cameras and more — that can be accessed and controlled wirelessly using a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Homeowners are now leveraging the […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Four Quick Ways to Improve Bandwidth for Streaming Movies

Whether you’re a cordcutter without a subscription to cable or satellite TV, or you want the convenience of streaming content using DirecTV Everywhere or HBO Go, bandwidth remains a vital part of your video-on-demand experience. Trying to enjoy streaming video on a slow Internet service leads to buffering and ultimately a poor experience. With that […]

Read more...

Fiber Optic Internet Options from Google, Verizon and AT&T

Fiber optic Internet service offers the ultimate in speed and bandwidth for the home user. Unfortunately, its availability tends to be limited; the high cost of installing fiber optic cable being a primary reason. Still, where it is available, it generally leads to healthy competition between the country’s top Internet providers. With that in mind, […]

Read more...

Using Your Mobile Phone as a Personal Internet Hotspot

One of the best features of the modern smartphone is their ability to work as a mobile Internet hotspot when necessary. Essentially, you are able to easily create your own private wireless network, which comes in handy when traveling or if your regular ISP goes offline for whatever reason. When using a smartphone as a […]

Read more...

Perform a DSL Speed Test at Different Times of the Day

No matter what type of Internet connection you use, — fiber, cable, or DSL — performing a speed test at different times during the day gives you the best idea of your bandwidth quality. Since its overall speed is affected by network traffic based on the time of the day, running a DSL speed test at […]

Read more...

How to Setup a Wireless Stereo System at Home

One of the nice features provided by Bluetooth technology is its ability to stream music wirelessly to speakers, headphones and earbuds. While the sound quality suffers compared to a high-end stereo system playing vinyl or an advanced audio format like SACD or DVD-Audio, it works well enough with compressed formats like MP3 or AAC. The […]

Read more...