Whether you’re making a list of presents to buy or a list of gifts you want, the latest and greatest in technology is always a favorite. We compiled our list of tech gifts that we give the “Green Light” to, so you and yours unwrap the best new tech this year.Continue reading “Give the Green Light to these Tech Gifts”
We all love spooky season — fall leaves, candy, and our favorite scary movies. Watching a monster follow someone may be thrilling on a tv screen, but it is much more frightening behind a computer screen. Has something you plan to buy ever suddenly shown up in your social media feed? Or have you discussed something and an article about that topic appears? Are you paranoid, is your phone listening, or is someone following you around the Internet?Continue reading “Is Someone Spooky Following You on the Internet?” →
Fall is such an exciting time in our city. From Friday night lights, to haunted houses, to the gorgeous changing leaves, it is a markedly great time to celebrate the season and the things that make the Burgh unique. Here are some of the coolest and most unique fall festivals in the 412.Continue reading “Pittsburgh Fall Festival Fun” →
A slow computer can be truly criminal. It can sabotage your work. Imagine, you’re trying to present your screen in a work meeting, and it takes so long to pull up the next slide you wonder if your boss is noting it for your next performance review.
Slow Wi-Fi can steal your excitement. You’ve invited everyone over to watch the Steelers game and the stream buffers while they’re in the red zone and you start to think you may lose friends over this.
Obviously, there’s foul play happening. Right in your home! But how do you identify and catch this criminal? We’re here to help you find the bad guy and make sure their reign of terror ends.Continue reading “Slow Computer or Slow Wi-Fi: The Usual Suspects” →
While we love our hometown, sometimes we yearn for waves different than Sandcastle, sights beyond Zambelli fireworks, and culinary delights other than Potato Patch Fries. We love all of those things, of course!! But even those of us with black and gold DNA need to head out of town and see the world sometimes. So we want to introduce you to some apps that will take the hard work out of your planning and take the stress out of your travels.Continue reading “Apps You Need for Vacation” →
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” →
You never know when the last snow of the year will be in Pittsburgh. There always seems to be one more. After months of cloudy days and snow, we all long for the warmth of summer. We collectively lie to ourselves thinking that once the sun is out that the weather will be consistently nice. And it is! But then comes the heat. And the humidity. And the storms.
At Green Light Wireless we celebrate Pittsburgh in every season, in every weather. (But, especially in summer.) To help you enjoy our neighborhoods every day, we’ve crafted plans for any type of summer weather report.Continue reading “Summer in the City” →
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” →
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.
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” →