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Top 4 Reasons Why You Need a Mesh WiFi Setup

Sweeping the Globe both in homes and businesses, this hot new technology essentially “extends” the signal of your wireless router to provide you with reliable wireless Internet access anywhere in your office or home.

Professional Help with Your Computer May Be Cheaper Than You Think

We all deal with them, those little computer problems that aren’t quite big enough to warrant a call to the Computer Guy. You know, like every once in a while your camera won’t transfer its pictures the right way. Or like the times when all of a sudden your computer shuts down for no apparent reason and with no warning whatsoever.

Phishing with a Net

Being hacked or being cracked makes little difference to those on the receiving end. Understandably, their first impulses are to get mad and want to vent. The Cyberiter’s contention is that, most of the time, they’re lashing out in the wrong direction.

History Of The Computer; Analog Or Digital?

In ‘History of the Computer – the emergence of Electronics’, we saw how the development of Radar during the second world war led to an understanding of pulse technology. At the same time methods were refined for the calculations required for the ballistic trajectories. From these beginnings, the digital computer was developed.

What is meant by ‘Analog’ and ‘Digital’? A couple of examples will explain the difference. An analog is something which is analogous, obviously, but…

Dealing with Technical Support – 10 Useful Tips

Most people who work in an office environment, buy computer products, or have a computer at home have had the “fun” experience of dealing with technical support. It’s not always the easiest, or most pleasant, experience but hopefully this article will help you make the best of the situation the next time you call.

Battery Sizes And Types

In both science and in technology, a battery is used as a type of device that is used to store energy, making it available for use in an electrical form. They consist of electrochemical devices, including one or even more galvanic cells.

Baghdad Batteries are thought to be the first known in history, dating back from sometime between the years of 250 BCE and 640 BCE. The modern battery began with the Voltaic pile, which was developed by Alessandro Volta, an Italian physici…

A Brief Introduction To Fiber Optics Technology

Understanding how fiber optics are made and function for uses in everyday life is an intriguing work of art combined with science. Fiber optics has been fabricated from materials that transmit light and are made from a bundle of very thin glass or plastic fibers enclosed in a tube. One end is at a source of light and the other end is a camera lens, used to channel light and images around the bends and corners. Fiber optics have a highly transparent core of glass or plastic…

3 Ways CCTV Can Help Your Business

Many business managers and owners discount the idea of installing a CCTV system on their premises. Worried about costs and benefits, they use other security measures to protect their stock and their staff.

CCTV systems could be more beneficial than you think. Here are three key ways that CCTV can help to protect your business.

Deterrent

Although they won’t stop all crime, it is thought that visible CCTV systems act as a deterrent to would-be criminals. It’s far less

Configuring Cpanel with SpamAssassin to filter spam e-mail more effectively

I have a few customers that use basic IMAP e-mail hosting through a hosting provider such as Bluehost. This basic email account provides all the features they need but they were getting blasted with hundreds of spam messages every day. Most of our customers are using Exchange Online and G-Suite, both of which filter spam very well. I was struggling to configure SpamAssassin to filter out the bad stuff without filtering out the good stuff and couldn’t really find any tutorials online to help with this matter. Here we go…

Link Load Balancing – Take a Load Off Annie

With the rapid increase in user traffic volumes and network demand for economical, reliable service, a computer network’s growth in traffic and revenues is limited only by its Link Load Balancing capabilities The better a network’s Link Load Balancing track record, the more traffic and revenue it may earn on its network investment.

Computer Networking Fundamentals

A computer network is a collection of two or more computers with communication between them through a medium. The communication medium can be through radio waves, wires, infrared, optical fibers etc.

A computer network is an integral part of our daily lives, with the most important reason being that of communication. The use of computer networking is to share resources like fax machines, printers, modems, files etc., and its other uses are a database server, computer server, e…

Category 6 Cable: A Category above the Rest!

Today’s bandwidth expectations mean that Category 5 is strategically dead. What is a category 6 cable? Despite the fact that the Category 6 standards are only at draft stage, manufacturers are offering a host of products and claiming that these products comply with the draft proposals.

Creating Secure Passwords

No sane person would ever like someone else reading her email. Or for that matter some other person using her password and breaking into a financial institution. You should, therefore, choose a strong, secure password in such a manner that would be a hard nut to crack for others and easy for you to remember. The more random and mixed-up you make it, the harder it is for others to crack. Mind you, if your password is compromised, the password crackers will even take over your identity.

Basics Of A Router

Router is a computer device that receives or forwards data packets to and from the Internet towards a destination in the process called routing. Router is the essential component of the computer networking that enables any sent data to arrive at the right destination.

As an illustration, imagine that the Internet is the world and one computer is one household. Other computers connected through the Internet are households around the world. Say one household will send a let…

A Computer & Internet Glossary

When you use computers and the Internet in your business, it’s all too easy to start feeling like you’re drowning in a sea of nonsense. Computer-related things tend to have a language all their own, and while you don’t need to know all of it, there are many confusing words and phrases that you’re going to come across sooner or later. Here’s a quick primer.

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