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.
“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.
Looking for objective reviews isn’t a spectator sport. I’ll look at why this is a complex question.
Google’s search tools can help you find websites that have been tagged with particular dates. But be cautious; dates may not mean what you think.
If I could have you prioritize one thing to improve your online experience, this would be it.
Occasionally, sites appear in your browser history that you never visited. I’ll examine some possible causes.
Alternate DNS providers can be faster, safer, or both. I’ll show you how to change your DNS setting for Windows 10.
Setting up an https-secure website is both simple and complex. The HTML doesn’t change, but you’ll need different hosting for the secure layer, as well as a certificate, to provide the security of https.
Searching is an art of sorts. I’ll share two common mistakes searchers make, and my two-step approach to better search results.
Advertising networks are quite sophisticated at watching what you’re interested in. It might be a little creepy, but it’s not malware.
So-called “supercookies” and “evercookies” track the websites you visit even if you regularly disable or flush normal cookies.
There are those who feel that technology is isolating us from the world. I couldn’t disagree more.
OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don’t understand. I’ll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive.
Browser problems can be caused by any number of things that may or may not include the browser itself. I’ll review common troubleshooting techniques.
“Clear your browser cache” is the first thing to try when you encounter webpage problems. I’ll look at why and how to clear your cache.
Copyright is a complex topic, but the practical implications are simple. I’ll look at availability, copyright, and more.
It’s fairly easy to clear Mozilla Firefox’s cache. Here’s how… and why you might want to.
Clearing the Edge cache is a simple process. While you’re clearing the browser cache you can also clear a few other items.
It’s fairly easy to clear Google Chrome’s cache. While you’re clearing the browser cache you can also clear a few other items.