Wi-fi – or wireless internet – is everywhere these days. You can get it free at hotels, restaurants, and sometimes even in your neighborhood (but you really shouldn’t). But not every wireless access point (AP) is equal. Some wi-fi is blazing fast, while other connections are turtle-slow. So what can you do? In case you don’t already know the basics of how routers work, let’s give you a quick rundown. Wi-fi
So you’re sitting there playing on your phone, tablet, or desktop, and messing with the wi-fi. You notice an unsecured (open) wi-fi connection available with four bars and connect. It’s flying! Woot! WAIT! OK, yes, there are a lot of open wireless connections around. Sometimes it’s because they don’t know how to password it. Sometimes it’s because they don’t realize others can connect to it. Sometimes it’s because they
If you open your email and see one that has this appearance (it may be for domain renewal or other services), it is a scam. We received emails for both domain renewal and other services this week. IF YOU RECEIVE ONE, call your host. DO NOT click on links in the email. DO NOT pay money to the sender.
According to an article on ZDNet, Microsoft has stated that new CPUs will require Windows 10. There will be a few systems that will temporarily support other versions (18 months only), but any new PCs built with new CPU chips will require Windows 10. Because Microsoft has supported previous Windows operating systems for 10 years after release, PC users often hang on to an older OS until something forces them
Microsoft usually supports its operating systems for 10 years; however, this is not true for Windows 8. Even though it has only been out for three years, support for Windows 8 is being withdrawn as of January 12. Following that date, there will be no more patches or updates. It is easy to get around this – updating to Windows 8.1 will allow continued security updates, as will upgrading to