AOL is going to start running TV ads again (for a new service, Gathr). It was so expensive, the company couldn’t afford the extra vowel.
Yahoo! will be redesigning your “My Yahoo!” start page. No, wait — your My Yahoo! or my My Yahoo!? Our My Yahoo!, maybe?
Bing now has high-res, pop-out previews for video in search results. You’re still not using it.
Pew Research reports that 1/5th of Americans still don’t have broadband. I report that 4/5ths of followers will not see this status update.
Yeah, I know. Adding image filters to your Internet service is all the rage these days. Twitter’s doing it. Google’s done it. Flickr did it today. Enough. Yeah, I know. They’re fun to fiddle with, but I honestly don’t believe that Instagram became successful because of image filters. When I first hopped onto Instagram, I […]
If you’ve been following the ongoing situation with my home wireless network, then you might be aware of the different methods I’ve tried to harvest a fast, reliable connection throughout my home. I have two AirPort base stations and am constantly having signal issues resulting in slow speeds and unpredictable connectivity. All I want is […]
Recently, I “downgraded” my Comcast service from Business to Residential – largely because I got more speed for less money, and I wasn’t anticipating coming anywhere near the 250GB cap. I hate artificial ceilings, but that’s the price I pay for paying less of a price? I know I don’t knowingly download 250GB worth of […]
I admit it: I’m a huge fan of the animated GIF. Don’t worry, though – I’m not going to embed any in this post, because the chances of you wanting to see an animation after reading that headline are slim. There’s nothing wrong with the GIF image file, itself – it’s just that when frames […]
Setting the right wireless channel on your router can make a big difference on how well your Wi-Fi connection works. While most users may be just fine with whatever the default settings may be, others can experience frequent packet drops resulting in the appearance of an unstable or even unusable connection. These issues can be […]
Networking is complicated. Businesses often spend a great deal of their available revenue on their IT department in order to keep their various systems talking to each other. At home, small and medium sized networks are becoming more and more common as our devices begin to integrate the net in to what they do. In […]
Archaeme over at LockerGnome.net asked, “I hear a lot of people complaining about Comcast (service, throttling, etc.), but why don’t they use another ISP?“ This is a good question, and the answer may surprise you. Even in this modern Internet age, a good Internet service provider is hard to come by. In most areas, service […]
AlexCrowley1995, a member of the LockerGnome community, posted the question, “What would you consider a ‘popular’ blog?” This is a good question, and that may have many answers. A blog’s popularity is relative. You could be popular in a group of ten people or millions, depending on what you’re trying to achieve. A blog in […]
The other day, my friend Bill Boyd posed the question on his blog, “Will Hashtags Work in Email?” This is a good question, especially considering how these tags can be used to organize content and discussions between larger groups of people. So, what is the future of hashtags? Hashtags have become an icon of social […]
A member of the LockerGnome community sent in the question, “As more and more of our programs become web apps, do you think speed and processing power is losing importance in the computing world?” As more and more of our programs are becoming web apps, the importance of processing power comes in to question. Is […]
iTechnologyz, a member of the LockerGnome community, asked, “Do you think YouTube is causing piracy?” To me, the answer is both yes and no. It would be foolish of anyone to state that YouTube is either completely original or pirated content. Pirates will find a way around algorithms one way or another. YouTube has taken […]