October 25th, 2013
The internet is the go-to place for information about just about everything under the sun. Whether you want to know how to build a house or a simple craft with the kids, you can learn to do just about anything. Unfortunately, high speed internet can sometimes come with hidden fees and fine print when you’re trying to find a new company. If you haven’t looked your contract over lately, it may be time to do so. And if it’s time to switch, when you research companies online, you never have to worry about these surprises again. You can use a quality online comparison resource that places all the fine print right in front of you and makes sure you know about hidden charges.
October 11th, 2013
Despite an announcement by Yahoo earlier this year that telecommuting employees would no longer be allowed to work from home, telecommuting remains a popular things to do. Employees from around the world continue to attend work virtually via ISPs in their cities. But although telecommuting is a great thing to do, it may require a certain amount of discipline on the part of the worker.
But is it better to telecommute from home, or is it more effective to be present in the office? As far as Yahoo was concerned, more collaboration was able to take place with employees who were physically present. There are many ways to collaborate online these days via internet service providers in New York New York and other companies, however. Many employees now access the cloud to engage in team activity like collaboration with their fellow employees.
September 27th, 2013
Data from over one million cell phone users has revealed that it takes very little information to personally identify each user. The study concluded that only four spatio-temporal points were needed to achieve accurate information about a user.
Basically, a spatio-temporal point is where a user is geographically located at the time they’re using their phone. And because the daily travels of each person are unique, only four of these points can be used to identify them. As well, it was discovered that the possibility of two people ending up in the same four locations during four different times of day was highly unlikely. These results definitely shed light on personal privacy and the risks that could threaten it. It’s hoped that these findings will be kept in mind when developers create future technologies and policies.
September 20th, 2013
The global phone market has been set on its ear. There are enough people around the world using Skype and their connections from ISPs to account for over one-third of all international phone traffic. It was observed by a telecom market analysis firm that the amount of cross-border video and voice traffic from Skype user to Skype user increased by 44% in 2012.
This may prove to be a future worry for international internet providers, who cannot maintain revenues without steady growth. Unfortunately, the rate of growth may be slowing right now. Internet Service Providers in Minneapolis Minnesota, however, continue their upward trends. It’s important to note that Skype is not the only culprit in countries where slow growth is occurring. Apps are also being used to make phone calls, and they include Google Voice, among others.
August 23rd, 2013
The internet is vital to interacting with our global community. And ISPs are necessary if we want to get connected to this tool. This way, we can enjoy all of the advantages that the online world can offer. According to at least one study regarding internet usage, w use it to do everything, including engaging in searching for information and communicating via email and social networking. We also use the internet to get the latest news, do all sorts of business, and even get higher education. We do our banking and bill paying online as well as our shopping via Internet service providers. The internet is responsible for making this a smaller world than it ever was before.
August 20th, 2013
If you are unable to visit a web site you’ve been banished from unless you first disguise your IP address, you are now breaking the law. And you can thank Craigslist. A federal judge ruled late last week that this kind of activity is a direct violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, due to a copyright infringement lawsuit that was filed against 3Taps, a data harvesting company by Craigslist. The dispute involved 3Taps being accused of obtaining information from the Craigslist site after Craigslist had blocked the company’s IP address.
However, once blocked, 3Taps continued its attempts to access the Craigslist site by concealing its identity using different IP addresses, as well as proxy servers. But how does this apply to internet service providers in Houston Texas and their users? The ruling most definitely does set a precedent. But currently, each ISP has their own way of dealing with offenders. However, there has been outcry to develop a standard that all ISPs can use to govern the way customers visit web sites. Meanwhile, some are saying that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, now 29 years old, needs a major overhaul due to its current ability to be broadly interpreted.
August 9th, 2013
Wearable technology may have reached another milestone, depending on who you ask. In May of this year, a wearable headset called the Focus made its debut, and stirred a lot of conversation. The headset, designed for gamers, uses electrical currents in trace amounts to stimulate the brain’s prefrontal cortex during gameplay to produce short-term positive effects in the playing ability of the user who wears it. The first device of its kind, the Focus has been vigorously tested by scientists since its release, mainly to determine how effective the device really is.
Along with the research is much concern amongst the medical community and the general public regarding just how safe it would be to wear this headset each day. This concern is mainly due to the transcranial direct current stimulation the device employs. This method sends very low amounts of electrical current through the brain. The tDCS technique has been used before, but only in medical treatment. Accessing internet service providers in Dallas Texas to play games with the device may improve learning and working memory. But the very few side effects reported for the method only apply to the short term.
July 23rd, 2013
Are you aware of how many apps are attached to your social media accounts? These apps can be anything that came from what you downloaded on your mobile device, or what you looked over when you were surfing the web. Most apps of this kind require your permission to access things like the calendar on your phone or the information that may be contained in the “About” section of your Facebook profile. But, although apps can be fun, you should also know that they can compromise your privacy while online.
Thankfully, these apps can be disabled simply by visiting the privacy settings of your profile. However, you will have to ensure that you do this for every app both on your computer as well as your mobile device, as some apps will affect both. Choosing to edit your settings, and then looking at how your information is gathered by the apps you’ve installed is a good start to changing your settings via internet service providers in Denver Colorado. Facebook in particular has become quite detailed with regard to describing the many apps you may have installed, as well as allowing you to control several app aspects.
May 22nd, 2013
Is Twitter improving its marketing channel status? According to recent reports, yes. Those Twitter Cards or expanded tweets you may have seen in your stream were only the beginning of a new addition that the company is hoping will increase its marketing efficiency. The addition is called the Lead Generation Card,a nd will allow marketers to get information from prospective customers who use Twitter. But what do customers of internet service providers in Denver Colorado think of it?
That will remain to be seen, as this new addition was only released today. The Lead Generation Card will allow advertisers to attempt to get other Twitter users to sign up for offers. To accept an offer, only a single click is needed. While a global launch has not yet occurred, the company has plans to do so. But for now, they’re only offering the feature to their managed clients.
May 8th, 2013
If you live in North America, you may not see many changes in the mobile internet service providers in my area. But if you live in the United Kingdom, there are changes afoot. And time will tell whether they will affect mobile companies in the United States or Canada. Network capacity will be boosted in the U.K. by using microcells.
Operators in that country will be affixing a larger number of antennas to walls, which will help to increase mobile network rollouts to answer an ever-increasing demand. Experts in that country estimate that mobile usage will increase by eighty times in just the next seventeen years. But adding capacity has been a challenge due to government regulations about deployment rates. However, the country’s government has recently proposed a series of measures which may allow for quicker network expansion.
May 1st, 2013
Do you own a JawboneUP or other wearable device? If so, then some sensitive data about you and your activities may be being transferred to the cloud. This has a number of customers of internet providers understandably concerned. Currently, it’s estimated that the number of Americans using wearable technology is approximately 5 million. But some are saying it’s more of a win-win than companies making money off of our health and wellness data.
Looking at it from a product perspective, those who purchase wearable technology are just like those who buy computer programs – the sending of user data to the company means future improvements to those programs. But a more sinister future is seen by some, with our own data potentially being used against us by companies who use health statistics to provide loans and insurance policies.
April 18th, 2013
If you’re thinking about signing up for internet service with another provider, it may not be as easy as just signing up and paying them. The fact is, even the best internet provider can turn out not to be what you thought. So what are some of the features you should be looking for before you sign up?
One is the speed of your internet connection. While this by no means should be the only thing you consider, it’s important to find out not just the advertised speed, but the actual average speed that the ISP provides. Another feature is the customer support. Is it available around the clock? If not, you may have to deal with a lot of downtime, which may not be feasible if you use your connection to earn your income.
April 4th, 2013
A recent study by analytics firm Flurry has revealed that most customers of internet service providers in Miami Florida and other providers are spending 18 percent of their time on their smart devices using the Facebook mobile app. This translates to over 28 average daily minutes, ranking second only to games for mobile users.
A blog post by the CEO of Flurry said that the study results point to Facebook being the most adopted browser where time spent by consumers on their mobile devices is concerned. This makes sense, with many people using the social media app to check out content that lives on the internet. And so essentially, the mobile browsing occurs from within Facebook itself. But other mobile apps are certainly not out of the running. In fact, steady growth has been occurring as far as the number of apps launched by consumers on a daily basis.
March 20th, 2013
Although internet service providers in San Diego California and IPTV companies have built their businesses on those subscribers who are easy to acquire, getting to the next level of acquisition appears to involve working harder for customers higher up the line. Those customers are comfortable with their current companies and technology, and are providing more of a challenge to reach.
Some experts are saying that the more simplified the process is to get IPTC, the more consumers will be interested in getting it. But the caveat to that is that too much simplification may mean that everyone, regardless of their tech-savvy, will be able to use IPTV. And this is something that places fear in the hearts of service providers. However, many say that IPTV is the next step in TV evolution, and that in order to compete, now is the time for IPTV to place more effort into getting subscribers.
March 13th, 2013
If you’ve ever wondered whether your connection from internet service providers in Los Angeles California can adequately handle a subscription from Netflix, you need wonder no more. That’s because the movie service provider will now offer a way for would-be subscribers to rate their broadband connection. The service is called the Netflix ISP Speed Index, and complement’s the company’s monthly reports on the top ten best providers for the Netflix service.
What’s measured is the average performance of Netflix streams on various ISP networks. The site will be updated each month with information about ISP performance in countries where Netflix is available. The speed data from eight countries is currently covered by the web site. Coming in at first in both the U.S. and global speeds is Google Fiber.
March 1st, 2013
Kim Dotcom, founder of the embattled Megaupload site, experienced a setback today as a ruling came down from a New Zealand court. The court ruled that not all evidence against Dotcom need be handed over by the United States. Dotcom, who has been accused by the FBI of earning millions from illegally-uploaded and distributed content, saw a ruling overturned that would have seen all FBI evidence being made available to him.
Dotcom maintains that Megaupload did not engage in illegal file sharing, and merely provided a space where data could be stored online. Therefore, Dotcom feels that he should not be held responsible for the content that was stored at his site. The cause has been fraught with inconsistencies, from alleged illegal search warrants to illegal spying on the founder.
February 25th, 2013
Two major companies have come together to work on bringing wireless internet to vehicles. AT&T has joined forces with General Motors, and will purportedly be making wireless service available in most GM vehicles, including Cadillac, Buick and GMC in Canada and the United States. The wireless technology that will be used in the service, which will be available in 2014, is AT&T’s 4G LTE. However, it isn’t likely that you will be able to surf with your connection from internet service providers in Dallas Texas any time soon.
The addition of wireless service into vehicles may allow those vehicles to be smarter, as apps could then be created that are specifically for the improvement of a vehicle’s existing features. Some examples could be access to real-time traffic data, vehicle diagnostics and moving maps.
September 3rd, 2011
More and more people are looking to online sources for breaking news stories. It is little wonder that this is true. One parent recently called his son to come and watch the TV because there was an important breaking news story of national concern. The son replied that he already knew what it was — Osama bin Laden had been located and killed. He had already seen videos on You Tube! It is true that online news is available instantaneously! No wonder most major newspapers have established an online presence. As users, it is simple to categorize the news we are interested in by simply bookmarking the sites we rely on for information. These sites may also reflect our personal interests — such as news, politics, business, entertainment, or sports sites.