Articles in Category: Internet
The Internet – the global network of networks and one of the most significant and powerful things to have come along ever.
It’s easy to start using the Chrome internet browser instead of Edge, and I’ll show you how. Unfortunately, Edge may still make occasional appearances.
Searching the internet is an art of sorts. I’ll share my two-step approach to better search results.
Cookies are a fact of life when browsing the web. But if you look at the cookies stored on your machine, you might be surprised how many there are.
Knowing how you use online storage will help you choose the correct provider with the correct set of features at an appropriate price.
It’s difficult to go wrong when selecting a browser these days.
It’s surprisingly difficult to tell with certainty when a webpage was written. There are some clues we can gather that might help a little.
The most searched-for term on the internet tells us something about people’s understanding (or lack of understanding) about how browsers and the internet work.
Clearing all cookies can be painful. Fortunately, it’s also possible to clear cookies one site at a time.
OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don’t understand. I’ll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive.
What happens when a major cloud service goes down, and what’s the takeaway?
QR codes are a nifty way to encode web addresses and other text in a way that’s easy for your smartphone to decode, but they are not without risk.
OneDrive has both free and paid offerings.
Many sites lack a search facility. Fortunately, it’s easy to do it yourself using a search engine like Google. Even when sites provide their own, this do-it-yourself solution may give you better results.
The “Always keep on this device” feature has misled people into deleting and losing important files. Here’s why, and what to do instead.
OneDrive tries to make it easy to back up important folders, but at the cost of making some things very confusing.
RSS is a powerful information-publishing and -collection mechanism that bypasses email and makes it easy to stay up-to-date with a large number of websites and other RSS-enabled services.
Attacks on the internet demonstrate that the so-called “internet of things” lacks basic security considerations.
“Your connection is not private” errors are often benign, but are worth paying attention to.
Link-shortening services make it hard to tell a link’s final destination. When you receive one in an email, you may want to do some detective work to see where it’s going before you click.
The “www” in website addresses is now typically optional and even redundant, but there was once a reason as to why it was required in URLs.
Porn spam doesn’t mean anyone did anything illicit. Everyone gets spam, and some of it is porn. Lack of spam doesn’t imply you’ve been good, either.
Video break-up on video calls and conferences is common. There is one common culprit, but it can be difficult to diagnose.
Responding to notification permissions is annoying. In some browsers, we can turn that off completely.
What does it mean to mine something that doesn’t physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity?
Cloud storage is ubiquitous, convenient, and BIG. There are options if OneDrive is too big for your hard drive.
Letting your browser remember passwords is a convenient feature. With that convenience comes risk — often significant risk. Most folks are much better served by using a password vault. I’ll explain why.
There are common causes, and sometimes simple solutions, for a video that starts and stops as you watch it.
All cloud data threats boil down to one of two things. I’ll review them and lay out what you need to do to keep your data is safe in the cloud.
Deleting cookies is an easy task. Whether it’s necessary or not is another matter.
How Do I Change the Browser Home Page in Windows 10? Take Control with Quick Instructions for Edge, Firefox, and Chrome
Sometimes installers change your browser home page “for you”. Other times, homepage content changes. I’ll show you how to be more productive and set your homepage to what you want.
Support for Adobe Flash will end at the end of 2020. The good news is that most sites have stopped needing it. For those that do, there’s really no alternative.
Assuming your intent is legal or at least moral, it’s not hard to copy content from a webpage that attempts to prevent it.
There are a couple of ways to delete files from OneDrive without deleting them from your PC: move them or stop using OneDrive.
As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, “Is using the cloud safe?” It’s as safe as you make it.
We can’t change the search engine used by Windows Search when searching the web, but we can avoid Bing by not having Windows Search search the web at all.
Yes, OneDrive could get hacked. So can any online service. The real question is, how likely is it, and are there other things we should be worrying about instead?
‘Common sense’ is frequently suggested, often missing, and rarely defined. I’ll take a look at some of what I feel are the characteristics of common sense.
About:blank is a special blank page in browsers that appears due to problems, malware, or malware removal. It can also be a useful home page.
Firefox and other browsers include diagnostic tools. I’ll show how to use the network tool to diagnose slow-loading web pages.
Copying a webpage is not terribly difficult, but getting everything to display as it appeared can be a challenge.
How to say, “Thanks, but no thanks” to Bing — to the extent that you can, that is.
Making money online sounds like a wonderful opportunity. It is, if you have the personality for it.
HTTPS is an important part of keeping your data safe, but it’s only a part. It’s important to understand what it does and doesn’t mean.
It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it’s just not obvious.
Information on the internet ranges from truth to fiction to intentional misinformation. It’s important to develop a critical eye towards everything you read.
An “Internal Server Error” happens within the web server attempting to show you a web page. It’s usually a server-side problem out of your control.
Microsoft Edge has a bad reputation as an under-powered web browser. That’s all about to change.
Google Chrome can save your and display your passwords. That’s convenient, but is it secure?
Modern browsers include a webpage debugging tool that you should know about, even if you aren’t a web developer.
There are many reasons pictures don’t show on websites. Some you can control, but others are problems with the websites themselves.