Technology / Getting Online

  • Fast Internet connection adds $5,000 to your home's value

      

    When you go to buy a home, a new study shows you'll pay substantially more for that home if it has access to very fast Internet. What's been called "the digital divide" is...

  • Are Password Clearinghouse Websites Safe?

      

    Recently on the show, I talked about the problems with crooks tapping into financial websites and stealing your money. Most of us use simple, easy to crack passwords that don't help the...

  • 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...

  • Free Websites for Small Businesses

      

    If you're a small business owner, it's easier than you may have heard to establish a web presence. Google will help you get your small business up online After launching the Get Your Business...

  • Google to offer free cell service

      

    Google plans to make free cell phone service available to customers. Here’s when the service could be available.

  • Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Guide

      

    Protect Your Computer Malware (short for malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer without your consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comcast merger would stifle competition

      

    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...

  • 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.