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mobile-hotspotWiFi was proposed in the early 90s, and since, have provided Internet users with convenient access to the World Wide Web through the wireless local area network (WLAN) with the help of a router. The difference between WiFi and hotspots, however, is that WiFi runs through a wirless router, while a hotspot is a wireless acces point provided by a hardware device, such as a phone.

The problem with WiFi, however, is that it’s not always where you need it–in the car, on a train, or even in a hotel. Sometimes, you have to pay for Internet in hotels or businesses, but hotspots are giving users the convenience of having Internet access wherever you need it. Continue reading “Why Hotspots Are Better than Traditional WiFi” »

In the past, if someone wanted to travel and explore a new place the only tools they had at their disposal were a map and a compass. If you didn’t know how to use those tw
o things then you either couldn’t travel or couldn’t travel efficiently. Nowadays, traveling has been made stress and effort free due the wonderful Internet. Thanks to the Internet we now are equipped with GPS, constant access to information while traveling, traveling sites that help us book where to stay etc. There is nothing that we can find on the Internet in regards to traveling to a new destination. Here are some of the best ways that the Internet has changed making traveling plans for the better.   Continue reading “The Internet, A Traveler’s Best Friend” »

internet-100016261-largeI admit, I use a lot of bandwidth every month, which I’m sure my Internet Service Provider (ISP) is very aware of. I don’t have cable, so I use torrent programs, stream media, Skype, game, and use other services quite often. And you know what?  I don’t care, since it’s what I pay for. Even if I use more data than most people in my town, does that mean I should automatically have to pay more than everyone else?

Maybe I should admit yes, but that will never come from my mouth. I am not stupid, and most of you should know that once you give some companies – especially big biz and corporations – unregulated power, they’ll exploit their customers any way they can. We’ve seen it happen with cell phones, most notably AT&T, and that is already happening with Internet.

Continue reading “Would Tiered Internet Be the Last Straw for Users?” »

mountain lionAs Apple continues to release new operating systems, one may start to wonder, “Aren’t they going to run out of big cats to name them after?” Not yet. They got pretty clever on the last release. Since they had created an upgrade from OS X Lion, they decided to call the new release OS X Mountain Lion. Why? It still gives you everything Lion did: same beautifully simple layout and functionality, along with all the features you love that make a Mac super user friendly. But there are some major differences. Still a lion, but this time, it’s a bit of a different breed.

Continue reading “OS X Mountain Lion: New Breed, New Features” »

Smart HomeThere is a rapidly growing field called home automation that has numerous benefits for people wishing to conserve Earth’s natural resources. Home automation technology first came about in 1975 with a product called X10, which allowed compatible devices to communicate over existing electrical wires. Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Have a “Smart Home?”” »