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ISP, Wi-Fi, DSL, BPL. What do they all mean? I'll try to help you sort through this maze of products and services offered in the Internet world today.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock ...


Google Fiber Expanding to 4 More Cities

Internet service needs more competition in the United States. And it's about to get it in 4 more cities from Google Fiber!  A look at Google Fiber's expansion plans Google announced the rollout of Fiber to Atlanta and Nashville today. Expansion plans are also expected to be announced in the ...

Beware of phony internet connections

Beware of phony internet connections

Your private information may be at risk if you use free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Here's how to avoid phony internet connections and protect yourself from identity fraud.


Social Media Snafus Can Kill Your College Application

Kids are young, adventurous, and clueless by nature. Now they're running around taking outrageous pictures and video on mobile devices. But on reflection, a lot of that media looks like a really bad idea. What we've heard again and again is that kids have a college application declined because of ...

Free Internet Speed Test Available Online

Every year, the Federal Communications Commission does an Internet speed test on the service being offered by your DSL or cable modem provider. Are you really getting the speed you're paying for? It used to be very common in the past that you'd be promised something and seldom get anywhere ...

Ryan Block's Comcast Customer Retention Nightmare

Have you ever tried to fire your cable or Internet company and gotten the runaround from the customer retention department? Technology writer Ryan Block got the runaround to end all runarounds when he and his wife recently tried to cancel their Comcast service. After 10 fruitless minutes of his wife ...

Making Internet Privacy Easy

Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your web browsing and serve up relevant ads is one of the easiest things to stop. For ...

Which Tablet Is Right for a Kid?

Your child wants a tablet for games and school work. What's the best deal out there in the marketplace? There's a full-featured tablet called the Asus MeMO Pad that holds cost down so if your child breaks it or loses it, it won't hurt your wallet as much. MeMOs were ...

Comcast stifles competition again

I've been spitting fire in media interviews about Comcast getting married with Time Warner. We already have inferior Internet versus other countries and we pay more for a degraded surfing experience. This stuff impacts our competitiveness in the world as a country. What we need is more competition. And now ...

The right way to post a bad online review

The right way to post a bad online review

Looking to post a negative review of a business that's done you wrong? Learn the right way to complain online and you'll lessen your chances of being sued.

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