We all anxiously await summertime in Pittsburgh. The ideal summer is filled with days by the pool, road trips, and adventures. But too easily those warm days can be sucked into the vortex of binge-watching, video games, and social media. Everyone benefits from some time away from screens! Here are some tips for you and your family to enjoy the sunny days of summer.Continue reading “Summer Screen Wellness Tips: Take A Break”
From your phone to your smart TV, your virtual assistant to your streaming devices, your favorite video game system to your smart home devices, your home is filled with devices that make life easier. Unfortunately, these same items also open you up to security risks. With all of your Internet-connected devices, how do you keep your home safe? Here are a few cybersecurity tips and recommendations to ensure that your devices give you the entertainment and convenience you want and none of the risks you don’t.Continue reading “10 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Home” →
Wi-Fi stands for wireless fidelity. Just like hi-fi or lo-fi. (Kids, ask your parents.)
But while the acronym stands for wireless fidelity, there’s no such thing as wireless fidelity. Confused yet?Continue reading “WiFi or Wi-Fi?” →
Wi-Fi is one of the first things you are eager to set up when you move into a new home. You need it to order pizza while your pots and pans are in boxes, distract the kids with a movie, or find a video that shows you how to build your new Swedish furniture when you can’t understand the instructions.
Whether you’ve just moved or you’ve called your place home for a while, you want to ensure that your home Wi-Fi is set up so everyone can use it everywhere in your house.Continue reading “Should you set up a mesh Wi-Fi network at home?” →
Looking on the Internet to diagnose health issues can seem overwhelming. No one wants to fall into a WebMD rabbit hole and worry that a hangnail is a harbinger of serious problems. But, the Internet can help you take control of your health and support personal resolutions to improve your mind and body.
Have you ever been checking out online only to be hit with hidden and extra fees at the last minute? It is extremely frustrating, a poor customer experience, and, unfortunately, extremely common. When shopping online, hidden fees might include unexpected taxes or shipping. In the world of Internet services, surprise charges may include installation costs, modem rental fees, technician fees, change of address fees, and more. Everything comes with a price, but that doesn’t justify hidden fees.Continue reading “The Price is the Price without Hidden Fees” →
This is part 2 of the blog post about Internet connection and speed. If you need a refresher on how Internet speed works and Internet usage of various online activities, check out part 1 of “How Fast an Internet Speed Do You Truly Need?”
Let’s set the scene. You are watching a movie. Just when the story is about to reach a climax, the spinning wheel of death appears. What’s worse, after you patiently let your video download for a moment and think everything will be fine, five minutes pass into your movie, the spinning icon of doom appears again.
Bad news, you have slow Internet speed or unstable connectivity.
Today, we want to talk about what might impact your Internet speed, how to find your current speed, and most importantly, the actions you can take to improve your Internet connectivity.Continue reading “Check Your Internet Connection and Make it Faster” →
This is part 1 of the blog post about Internet Speed. In the next blog post, Check Your Internet Connection and Make it Faster, we will share how you can improve your Internet connection and the free tools you can try.
Internet speed is something we all have come to rely on in our daily lives. With 93% of American adults using the Internet and many with increasing reliance on it, you may have asked one of these questions:
- Why is my Internet so slow?
- How fast is my Internet connection right now?
- Is there a way to improve my Internet speed?
And, of course, the fundamental question, “How fast of an Internet connection do I actually need?”Continue reading “How Fast of an Internet Speed Do You Truly Need?” →
People are connected to the Internet much more than prior generations. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey on Internet usage from early 2021, 85% of Americans say they go online daily, and 31% of U.S. adults now go online “almost constantly.”
If you fall into the ‘almost constantly’ category, why not explore some new things you can try while surfing the web?
What are the things you have been enjoying on the Internet? If you are tired of scrolling through your social media feeds or getting sucked into mindless games, there are other things to make your time on the Internet more productive yet still entertaining. Here are ten things that will be well worth your time exploring online.Continue reading “10 Things to Explore While Surfing the Web” →
Sustainability is a hot topic during April, which is when Earth Day takes place. You might already bring canvas bags for grocery shopping, use reusable water bottles to stay hydrated, and re-purpose materials for craft projects. But, there is one more simple thing you can do – practice sustainability with your Home Internet!Continue reading “When you use the Internet, think Sustainably” →