Apple Maps Connect

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →

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Cable Vs. DSL Speeds

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services in the United States is not very good. However, there’s a promising new technology that’s being developed that could give your cable provider a run for its money and will hopefully give you a second option that doesn’t involve praying for Google Fiber to roll into your city. More →

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Google Wireless Internet FCC

Is Google testing the waters for an insanely fast wireless service?

By on October 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Is Google testing the waters for an insanely fast wireless service?

On Monday, Google quietly filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to conduct tests in California. These tests were across different wireless spectrums, including one frequency capable of transmitting large amounts of data.

Why is Google doing this? Google could be testing the waters with its ultra-fast wireless service.

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

An entire city tells Comcast it’s not wanted thanks to ‘deplorable and substandard’ customer service

By on October 16, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

An entire city tells Comcast it’s not wanted thanks to ‘deplorable and substandard’ customer service

Comcast’s awful customer service has rightly become the stuff of legends and now one city in Massachusetts is telling the company that it wants nothing to do with the cable giant’s unique blend of wallet-incinerating prices and customer service agents who would make Kafka novel bureaucrats blush. More →

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Net Neutrality Golden Frog Encryption

Certain mobile ISPs can apparently block encryption for online services

By on October 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Certain mobile ISPs can apparently block encryption for online services

As the battle for net neutrality rages on, new evidence seems to indicate that ISPs and wireless operators could block encryption if they so desire, endangering the security of the users at a time when encryption is becoming more and more important for certain Internet services. TechDirt has discovered some new comments filed by VPN company Golden Frog with the FCC that suggest carriers may have too much power when it comes to being able to throttle traffic and encryption. More →

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Netflix Verizon Streaming Increase Jump

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

By on October 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

It’s about time: Verizon’s Netflix streaming is finally getting faster after payouts

On Monday, Netflix updated its ISP-shaming speed index, and it revealed the average streaming speeds for Verizon FiOS, which rose 31.5% last month to 3.17 Mbps during peak hours, up from 2.41 Mbps in August.

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Hawk Attacks Drone Video

Video: Watch what happens when a hawk attacks a drone in an epic airborne battle

By on October 13, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

Video: Watch what happens when a hawk attacks a drone in an epic airborne battle

There are thousands of drone videos circulating the Internet that give us amazing views lakes, rivers, buildings and more, but only one drone video has come to our attention that is this unique: A hawk attacks a done that’s invading its space and wins.

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Obama FCC Net Neutrality Plan

Obama is unhappy with the Internet ‘fast lane’ plan proposed by the ex-cable lobbyist he tapped to run the FCC

By on October 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Obama is unhappy with the Internet ‘fast lane’ plan proposed by the ex-cable lobbyist he tapped to run the FCC

Amazing but true: Appointing a former cable lobbyist to run the Federal Communications Commission might not be the best way to protect net neutrality. Nonetheless, President Barack Obama, who campaigned on defending net neutrality during his first presidential run in 2008, finds himself in just such a situation after seeing his own FCC chairman offer up a plan that would allow for the creation of Internet “fast lanes” where ISPs could charge companies more money to ensure the faster delivery of their content. More →

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iPad iPhone Google Search Results

Just how big is the popularity divide between the iPhone and iPad?

By on October 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Just how big is the popularity divide between the iPhone and iPad?

Next week brings the introduction of the brand new iPad. The hype seems to be a bit less than that of the iPhone 6 reveal. So just how much do Apple fans care about the iPad versus the iPhone? It turns out, the difference is pretty huge.

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Why Is My Internet Slow

Here’s why your WiFi speeds are never as fast as advertised

By on October 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Here’s why your WiFi speeds are never as fast as advertised

It’s always heartbreaking to test your home WiFi speed. The results are likely only a fraction of what you signed up for, no matter how much you’re paying your service provider. Have you ever wondered why this is the case? Culling from a variety of articles on the subject, BuzzFeed has put together a list of reasons why your home Internet is always much slower you expect it to be. More →

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Imgur Project GIFV Announced

GIFs are about to get even cooler than you ever imagined

By on October 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

GIFs are about to get even cooler than you ever imagined

GIFs have brought the Internet a lot of joy and laughs over the years and now they’re about to get even better. Popular photo sharing site Imgur on Thursday announced a new initiative called Project GIFV that it says is “reimagining the looping GIF video with all the richness it deserves as a key piece of Internet culture.” More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast apologizes to the man who got fired after complaining about its service

By on October 8, 2014 at 3:27 PM.

Comcast apologizes to the man who got fired after complaining about its service

Earlier this week, we tipped our hat in awe at Comcast’s ability to deliver customer service that was so bad that it literally ended up ruining a man’s career. Now, Comcast has come out and publicly apologized to the man for the trouble he’s gone through, although the company insists that no one at Comcast told his employer he should be fired. More →

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