The broadband internet market has grown significantly over the years, leading to a lot of new innovation and the ability to access the internet using a modem of your choice. One great device that was introduced over the years is the mobile broadband dongle, and it is currently one of the most popular devices used to access the internet due to its flexibility, the security it offers and several other advantages. Personally, I believe that using a mobile broadband dongle can be a smart decision, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have disadvantages and I think we all need to know about its disadvantages before deciding to use it.
With all the recent talk about 4G service and its blazing speeds, there is much debate as to which service will provide the best download and uploads transfers. There are basically three networks that are dominating the internet landscape and include LTE, WIMAX, and HSPA+. There are differences between these services which are explained below to help you choose the right service for you and your family.
The kind of access you get to the internet often varies significantly depending on your location, and sometimes, it doesn’t matter how fast your internet connection is access to some websites will still be slow. Speed is one of the most important factors to consider when connecting to the internet, and it is important to know that the fact that a particular website is taking ages to load doesn’t necessarily mean your internet connection is slow. Based on constant research, and my experience with getting slow internet connections to be faster, I have discovered a lot of great ways to access the internet in a faster way, and one such way is through the use of a DNS service.
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When you are searching for something on the internet, you might come across websites which are not in your native languages. There are online services like Google Translate which can be used to translate words in to other languages but that can be time consuming. To get rid of this problem, we came across an excellent extension, Bubble Translate, which can be used to translate words without opening any websites.
Ever wondered how fast you could type and how you can improve your typing speed? Recently, we came across an excellent extension, Typing Speed Monitor, which can perform this task. Typing Speed Monitor extension for Google Chrome gives you statistics of how fast you can type, which characters you used the most and how much time you spent typing.
In past, we have covered a great utility, Lingoes, which can help you find meaning of different words. Today, we came across an excellent extension for Google Chrome which can help you find meaning of words just by clicking on them. Google Dictionary is an excellent extension for Google Chrome which helps you find definitions of words as you browse the web.
Everyone who uses peer-2-peer sharing via torrents knows, or at some point, used Transmission. It is one of the most popular bitTorrent downloading clients all over the world, used by many. Transmission is a community developed, multi-platform bitTorrent client which is the default torrent application in many distros of Linux including Ubuntu.
There is a good chance that a lot of our readers have an account on Facebook. Being an increasingly popular online social network, the number of Facebook’s members is increasing exponentially. The network is kept interesting with the use of various third party applications (such as Mafia Wars and Farmville) and by the introduction of newer and better features in the website design.
Much like me, many of us use the same password for multiple email accounts and websites. While this practice makes managing passwords an easier job, it also means that only one of our accounts needs to be compromised in order for all of them to be compromised. One way hackers compromise our passwords is via phishing scams.
Spyware is growing nuisance for computer users. For users this is the most harmful threat specially the ones who enter their private/personal data onto their computers; information such as passwords, credit card numbers, physical addresses, phone numbers, and research papers. Keyloggers are perhaps the most dangerous type of spyware.
Stuff we’d like to throw into the black-hole, Microsoft’s new retail store, how to hack the iPhone (well, not really…), it’s all in here!