For those in rural and remote areas where the traditional broadband
providers haven't served help is coming from new providers using new
technologies to bring an end to the days of being stuck with dial up
Improving WiFi Performance
If your Wireless network drops out or performs poorly then there is are
things that can be done to get your connection work faster and stay
These are the mose common scams that sleazeballs use to separate us
from our money
Setting up a router, to share Internet access files and printers
Keeping private data private is a challenge using a WiFi hotspot,
here's why and what you can do about it
Common WiFi Woes
In just the past decade WiFi has become the standard connection to the
Internet for many of the computers and other Internet enabled devices
in most households and offices. The days of running and
occasionally tripping over Ethernet cables are long in the
past. From time to time WiFi breakdowns can send
peoples' computers, tablets, and smartphones from networking
to not working. Many problems that can cause WiFi networks to
slow down or lose connection can be easily remedied.
What You Need To Know About Upgrading to 802.11AC
Not so long ago there may have been a laptop computer maybe a couple on
WiFi in most homes. Today there are multiple smartphones, tablets,
smart TV's and BluRay players as well as video game systems. Having so
many devices can choke many WiFi networks to a stand still.
Help for Canadians
The Digital Television
Conversion that happened in the United States in
June 2009 will be coming North of the 49th in August 2011, here's help
to get ready
A VCR Work
With Digital Television
The conversion to
digital television broadcasting may not have left VCR
users out in the cold, using a DTV converter box will make the VCR work
in the DTV age.
Guide To DVD
Various DVD formats
from DVD-R, DVD+R to DVD-RAM, and how to choose the best disk for the
PS3 Wii or 360 Which
one in Right for me?
Turn an older PC into a
personal video recorder and stop paying Tivo fees
Game Consoles to Modern TV's
How to Play an Atari,
Intellivision or Colecovision on a Modern flat screen TV, and leave
that old tube behind
Purchased From iTunes On The Nintendo DSi
iPods are not the only
portable devices that can play songs from
Apple's iTunes Music Store, Here's how to do it with Nintendo's DSi
Watching recorded TV
shows with a VCR has virtually gone the way of the
8-Track tape. Back in the late 1990's a little company called TiVo
redefined the record now to watch later experience. In the years since
cable and satellite providers brought out non-tape recorders most
commonly referred to as personal video recorders (PVR's) or Digital
Video Recorders (DVR's).
Stations That Are Not Carried On Satellite
With the digital TV
transition in Canada set for August 31st, many
people who subscribe satellite TV are being told that they will not be
affected when they actually are because there local TV stations are not
carried on satellite TV and will need to take action continue receiving
local channels that satellite carriers don't provide.
Specifications Really Mean
In years gone by buying
a TV was simple, just pick the TV set that fits
the room and the budget and buy it. In todays era of flat
HDTV's reading the specification sheets can feel like reading a foreign
language, this guide will help decipher the geek speak on the spec
Television Display Technologies
In the first half
century that television sets have been a permanent fixture
in our homes there was nothing but cathode ray tubes to display the moving images that
at It all started to change
in the late 1990's when Plasma panels and digital light projection sets made
their way into
living rooms. For today the options for between display
may buying a television difficult to say the
least. Knowing how
each type of display works and
the advantages and disadvantages is the best way of know which kind of
television is right for you.
The Air TV
In the few years there
has been a
resurgence in popularity of a
technology that was once considered to be dead.
Since the conversion to digital broadcasting in the United States in
June 2009 viewers of over the air television has grown by
thousands. Many in the largest cities can get excellent
reception just with set top antennas, for most getting the best picture
need assistance picking the right antenna and pointing it to get the
Game Consoles to Modern TV's
How to Play a
Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 or Original Playstation on a Modern flat screen
TV, and leave
that old tube behind
|Cyberbullying in Online Gaming Networks
One of childhood's most troublesome challenges has moved online much
like everything else in life. Bullying once just happened on the
schoolyard now happens outside of school hours on the Internet.
Social networks have become the most common place that Cyberbullying is
happening. Girls have been the targeted on Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram by cyber bullies but boys end up on the receiving end as well
but more likely to be bullied on online video game networks such as
Xbox Live and Playstation Network.
Introduction To Cord
In the few years since the major economic
found alternatives to traditional cable and satellite TV services to
cost to watch TV.
over the air broadcast, Internet streaming and Free to air satellite,
TV can cost a fraction that people typically pay to watch TV.
Like The Cost Of HD Programming, Consider The Free Alternative
of old fashioned tube TV's have been
retired in the past few years, replaced by shiny new flat
Most of those LCD and Plasma TV's have been relegated to
standard definition programming. Thees
there it's cost of HD
programming that many owners of HDTV's watching their favorite shows in
standard definition. Relief
from the high cost of high definition is now coming from a technology
once considered to be long since antiquated. The move from analog to
digital over the air television broadcasting brought free HD
Canadians living in urban areas, all that's needed is a TV antenna.
|Behavior To Keep You Safe
Spyware, Viruses & Worms are everywhere online, Anti-Virus
and firwalls help keep you safe but the best defense is what you do
online to prevent getting infected
Buying & Selling Online Without Getting Scammed
No matter if you are using eBay or online classifieds to buy or sell
goods you need or want, there is always those out there looking to take
you pocket book for a ride, learn how to spot the shady
and how not to become a victim of a scam.
Using Social Networking web sites like Facebook and Myspace are a fun
way to connect with old and new friends, but there can be danger
involoved with not so outstanding users of these web sites.
Here's how to enjoy social networking web sites safely
Do I get so Much Spam
E-Mail spam seems to be an ever growing problem even with more and more
sopisticated filtering systems that try as well as it can to keep the
junk out of our inboxes. Here's how spammers get your e-mail
address and how to keep any future e-mail accounts spam free.
Understand how and why certain web sites are blocked at school or work
and why it's best to do personal web surfing on personal time at home
|25 Things Geeks Can Do To
Simple changes that we can do when we use technology that can Reduce
waste, reduce energy usage to reduce pollution and clean the world.
|Geek on the Cheap
|How To Put Your
Smartphone On A Data Diet
One of todays' most
popular high tech gadgets are smartphones. With millions sold every
year, owners by the millions have learned the hard and a very expensive
lesson about what happens when more data is used than what a data plan
allows. There are settings that can adjusted to help reduce how much
data a smartphone devours that will help save data and money.
It Possible To Unbundle
And Save Money
Due to circumstances from tough economic times in recent years or by
choice, people are looking at ways to spend less home phone, cable or
satellite TV and Internet service. Getting one or more of
services through alternative means can provide cost savings greater
than buying the bundle from a cable TV or telephone company.
Buy Your Own Cable Box And Save
Watching TV in recent years has been greatly enhanced by features
provided by cable operators high definition programming, video on
demand and a ever growing menu of channels are features that most TV
viewers love but one thing that most cable subscribers hate are cable
box rental fees. The easiest way to get away from the expensive sting
of cable box rental fee is to buy your own cable box(es).
Should You Dump Your Wireline Phone
The biggest trend in personal communications has been a shift away from
traditional landline telephone service towards using a cell phone as
the only phone that many people use. Traditional wireline
phones are seen as a device with limited useful purpose and a easy
sacrifice to help households as a way to cut down expenses.
The choice to dump old fashioned analog telephone service comes down of a few factors, calling habits, lifestyle and financial
How To Get The Best Value Renewing Your Cell Phone Contract
high cost of cellular service most people couldn't imagine modern life without
their smartphones. When your contract
with your cellular carrier comes up for renewal is the perfect time to reign in
the cost to subscribe to cellular service.
When a cellular carriers changes their service plans they will try put
you the subscriber on a plan that costs you more or provides you with a lower
level of service. The cellular carriers
will renew your contract in a way that they benefits them not you.
Digital Budget Boosters For College and University Students
As the leaves start to make their annual change of colour thousands
start a new journey through higher learning. As new challenges in the
classrooms of colleges and universities begin again the financial
challenges of post secondary begin again too.
The Best Prints From Your Digital Pictures
Getting prints that are equivient to those produced by a photo lab at
home can be a challenge. It come down to using the right
the right inks and the right paper.
Just about every brand new PC comes with slots for inserting memory
cards. For those who have a PC that's a few years old that
not have a built in card reader, it can be added.
|Using An iPhone On A
Subscribing to a
regional cell phone carrier may not
lock you out of using Apple's iPhone
The Hidden Dangers of Jailbreaking
Jailbreaking an iPhone or iPod Touch may add to what it can do but
there is a hidden downside
Do Canada's New Cell
Carriers Stack Up
For many looking to the new competition entering Canada's cellular
phone industry to provide lower prices and better technology but don't
know which carrier will provide the service they want for price that is
better than the incumbents. Here's the rundown on new cell
and what they have to offer.