Can Somebody Tell Me What Mbps Means?

For your internet speed, this is like miles per hour.Your internet service provider offers speeds in megabits per second, which is abbreviated as Mbps. The speeds are the rate at which data travels between your home’s internet connection and your computer. You’ll experience these speeds in downloads and uploads.One

The Wonders of Gigabit Speed: How Will it Change My Life?

Everybody asks this question. How much speed do I really need? And it really does come down to doing the math. We have some formulas to help figure out if 1G is the speed your family needs to survive and thrive online.First of all, who needs Gigabit service? Gigabit

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The Difference Between Upload and Download Speeds: Why It Matters

When you’re online, you do two things: send data and receive data. Sending is called uploading, and receiving is called downloading. So when you shop for an internet service provider, the speed you’re buying is the rate at which you will be able to perform the tasks you want

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What Kind of Digital Footprint Are You Leaving Behind?

Every single time you go online, you drop bits of information about yourself, and there are a lot of third parties who pick it up and act on it. This is not entirely bad news. Your digital breadcrumbs help you shop online, log onto favorite sites faster, and more

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6 Tips for Helping Kids Learn at Home

As a teacher, I know that any time kids are away from school, an academic slide can occur. Kids who consistently read, practice math, and write on a regular basis have a huge advantage over those who don’t.And as a parent of two teens, I understand how hard it

To Cut the Cord or Not Cut the Cord?

That is the question on a lot of Americans' minds these days—especially now that most media companies are launching their own streaming service. Most recently, Apple and Disney have both added theirs to the ever-growing list, and there are a whole host of others that are set to launch

Tech Support Options for Help With Troubleshooting

Whether it’s setting up a new tablet or troubleshooting a finicky Wi-Fi connection, every day parents across America lean on their kids for tech help. In fact, 30-40% of parents have learned how to use the computer and internet from their kids. But even if you aren’t a digital

Finding Balance with Children and Electronic Devices

“Our baby won’t need any screen time at all. We’ll just be emotionally and physically present with her every moment,” I said, probably smiling serenely (and smugly) as a first-time mom-to-be.Like many parents, my husband and I were in for a surprise. Ours was a classic first-time parent promise

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Working From Home? 5 Tips for Seamless Video Conferencing

Webcam interviews and video conferences are increasingly common in our everyday lives as the distributed and mobile workforce in the U.S. continues to grow. Here are five tips to set you up for a successful video conference interview or virtual meeting.

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3 Tips for Storing Digital Photos to Keep Them Forever

Think back to a time you took a photo of your dog with your phone to post on social media. You probably tried a few different angles and moved around to get the lighting just right. Sixteen photos later you have the perfect instagram post—and suddenly a lot less