Life Advice from Technology

Life Advice from Technology

We talk to people every day so it isn’t really surprising that smart assistants have changed how we interact with technology. Smart assistants such as Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant allow us to ask for what we need – be it check on the weather, find out which gas station is closest, or even tell us a joke. But how do people decide which ones to use? We decided to help out by putting each top smart assistant to the …

Amazon Alexa Skill

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With Alexa, the entertainment opportunities are endless. Make movie night easier than ever by using Alexa for volume control, turning on and off your TV and opening up your favorite streaming service. The best part? You can do it all without leaving the comfort of your couch.

Adult Learning Directory

Browse over 200+ tech resources for adults. From I.T. to coding to web and graphic design, this resource will allow you to find a class tailored to your interests. With the Adult Learning Directory you can see the duration, difficulty and cost of each class, giving you all the tools you need to make informed decisions.  

Internet Speed Guide

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Is there anything more frustrating than trying to use the internet when you have a slow connection? Streaming movies, playing video games, or chatting overseas can induce a hair-pulling, frustration-filled experience with a slow connection. But is there anything you can do to help it? Now that the internet is almost 30 years old, most people don’t even know the basics about their connection. Terms like ISP, Mbps, 802.11b, latency, bandwidth may sound familiar—you might even remember seeing them on …

What is Java?

Java is more than just coffee. In the computing world, Java is programming language. Just like we use words to create sentences, developers use Java to create applications and build programs. If you’ve heard of Java, you’ve also probably heard of JavaScript – but besides sharing similar names, the two don’t have too much in common. JavaScript (which was developed by NetScape) is not part of the Java platform. Where you’ve probably seen JavasScript is in HTML documents (HTML stands …

What Are Cookies?

In computing terms, a cookie is much different from the sweet treat you might associate with the name. Computing cookies are small text files sent and returned on a server. The files can then be stored on a user’s computer. They are used to identify a user or track their access to a network. Cookies deliver websites tailored to the interests of a user. A cookie does this by carrying information from one site over to the next. For example, …

What is an Internet Card?

You get online a lot of different ways – on your phone, laptop, tablet, desktop. But, with smarter technology, you can also get online a lot of different places. No, not just in coffee houses or at the airport. Like, a lounge chair on the beach. Or a park bench. Or maybe at a baseball game. Internet cards, commonly called “hot spots,” are one way people are getting online from anywhere. Laptop Internet card basics Your laptop is great for …

iTunes Troubleshooting

Glitches happen. It could be an issue with your Internet connection, your actual computer or – more than we would like to admit – sometimes its user error. If you’re an iTunes user, then you know the usual issues – you can’t get iTunes to open, or maybe you forgot the answer to your security question. Check out some of the tips below to answer some of the most common iTunes troubleshooting questions. iTunes troubleshooting tips: lost password So, you …

Is My Identity Safe Online?

When you’re posting pictures from vacation, or paying your energy bill or entering your credit card information to buy something online, sometimes you can’t help but think, “Is my identity safe online?” Don’t worry – what follows is good news. Your identity can be safe online. You just have to be smart, have the right tools and right awareness. Step 1: A secure Internet connection Before sharing information online, make sure you have a secure Internet connection. That doesn’t just …

What’s the Difference between 3G and 4G?

If you have a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, you probably use 3G or 4G Internet to get online. But what do 3G and 4G actually mean – and what’s the difference between them? Let’s take a look. 4G vs. 3G Internet The “G” in 3G and 4G Internet stands for generation. It’s how we distinguish between older and newer Internet technologies. 3G Internet stands for third generation, while 4G is fourth generation. 1G and 2G Internet technologies were …