Category: Tech

Best Explorer Replacements for Windows 10

Windows Explorer for Windows 10 does a decent job. It’s certainly an improvement over what Windows Explorer used to be 10 years ago. But there are still a lot of features that could make it truly great. Thankfully, there are a few developers who’ve built Windows Explorer alternatives. A few...

How to Increase Wi-Fi Speed

Wi-Fi speed—you probably don’t think much about it until the movie you’re streaming crashes. Or your files won’t upload to the cloud. Or your web browser keeps spinning without loading the page you want. With millions of users connecting their mobile devices to Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, it’s no...

Wi-Fi 6 Why it Matters

Wi-Fi 6 is the next-generation wireless standard that’s faster than 802.11ac. More than speed, it will provide better performance in congested areas, from stadiums to your own device-packed home. It’s coming in 2019. Update: Wi-Fi 6 certification began on September 16, 2019. That’s a big sign that hardware is on the way! For...

5G and Wi-Fi 6

5G and Wi-Fi 6

Student device usage is on the rise: As noted by recent EDUCAUSE research, 95 percent of postsecondary students have smartphones and 91 percent own laptops. The result is growing demand for anytime, anywhere access that supports peer-to-peer collaboration, project coordination and student-to-staff communication. To meet evolving expectations, colleges are embracing...

Boost your Windows 10 productivity

Boost your Windows 10 productivity

Getting old is humbling and enlightening. Case in point: I now actually set aside time to thoroughly learn about the everyday tools I use for work so that I can be more productive when I use them. Younger Doug would scoff at Older Doug for becoming such a square, but Older Doug...

What Does 5G Mean and How Fast Is It?

What Does 5G Mean and How Fast Is It?

5G is the next generation of mobile networking technology following 4G. Much like every generation before it, 5G aims to make mobile communication faster and more reliable as more and more devices go online. Unlike in the past, when mobile networks only needed to support cell phones that were just...

Type Faster Tips and Techniques

Type Faster Tips and Techniques

Typing is a lot of fun, especially if you’re the type of person who loves to write. Whenever an idea comes to your head or you just want to communicate something, the feeling of scribbling things down in a computer is awesome. Do you know that being able to type...

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

Useful Tools for Easy Viewing and Editing PDF Files

PDF files have become the gold standard of document viewing. Why? Their main benefit is that they retain their format even when viewed on different computers, using different programs. I’m sure some of you have experienced viewing a word document only to find it’s screwed up because your viewing software...

Edge Computing

Edge Computing

Edge computing allows data produced by internet of things (IoT) devices to be processed closer to where it is created instead of sending it across long routes to data centers or clouds. Doing this computing closer to the edge of the network lets organizations analyze important data in near real-time...

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Quantum Computers and How Do They Work?

Google, IBM and a handful of startups are racing to create the next generation of supercomputers. Quantum computers, if they ever get started, will help us solve problems, like modelling complex chemical processes, that our existing computers can’t even scratch the surface of. But the quantum future isn’t going to...

Google’s AI System

Google’s AI System

The modern field of artificial intelligence (AI) began in 1950 with Alan Turing’s landmark paper Computing machinery and intelligence, which outlined the principles of AI and proposed a test, now known as the Turing test, for establishing whether AI had been achieved. Although early researchers were confident that AI systems...

Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi 6

Wi-Fi is about to get faster. That’s great news: faster internet is constantly in demand, especially as we consume more bandwidth-demanding apps, games, and videos with our laptops and phones. But the next generation of Wi-Fi, known as Wi-Fi 6, isn’t just a simple speed boost. Its impact will be more...

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation. Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can...

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you...

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Algorithms That Rule the Web

Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It’s hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying...

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

How to Back Up and Protect All Your Data

When you sit down at the computer, you probably don’t want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine. Having a comprehensive backup...

Verizon Wireless has won the race to 5G—sort of. On October 1, Verizon launched its "5G" home service in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, establishing equivocal bragging rights and setting off a domino run of 5G network launches that will continue through next spring.

What Is 5G?

Verizon Wireless has won the race to 5G—sort of. On October 1, Verizon launched its “5G” home service in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, establishing equivocal bragging rights and setting off a domino run of 5G network launches that will continue through next spring. That first network isn’t actually the real,...

Viruses-Spyware-and-Malware

Viruses Spyware and Malware

If your antivirus software did nothing but protect against computer viruses, it would be pretty much useless. The term computer virus, coined by USC researcher Fred Cohen back in 1984, very specifically refers to a program that injects its code into other programs. When the infected program runs, the virus spreads. The...