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The Top 20 Most Popular Mobile Apps

With more than 5 million apps available across both the Apple and Google stores, we were curious — where are most people spending their time? And what are the hottest new apps? Let’s find out. Rea ...
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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Home Gaming Network

Summary: Online gaming involves a lot of moving pieces. But perhaps the most important one is your home internet network. Learn about the different components of your internet speed plus why your gate ...
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What is Fiber Internet?

Summary: Fiber internet is the latest in wired internet technology and it is revolutionizing speeds. It uses thin strands of glass to send and receive data, which makes it light years faster than copp ...
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Mobile Phone Usage in the U.S.: The Latest Trends

It seems like we’re all on our cell phones more than ever. Curious how much time (and money) that actually equates to? The mobile business is booming — so let’s dive into the numbers.   If ...
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How to Switch Mobile Phone Providers in 3 Easy Steps

Summary: Changing your mobile phone provider can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be! With our guide, switching cell phone carriers is easy. You just need to decide what you’ll keep, make ...
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Top 5 Online Research Resources to Ace Your Papers

Summary: School is in full swing, and if you’re a student, that means research papers and projects are probably on your to-do list. But how do you know where to start finding reliable information? A ...
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Email Phishing 101: What Exactly is Email Phishing?

Summary: Protecting your personal information online can feel like a full-time job. But once you know what you’re looking for, things get considerably easier. Email phishing, for example, is one way ...
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How to Improve Your WiFi Signal in Your Apartment or Dorm Room

Summary: Moving into dorm or apartment is a rite of passage for many of us. But slow, unreliable internet doesn’t have to be. Learn how to watch for signs of weak WiFi signals, where to put your rou ...
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What is a Mobile Hotspot?

Summary: A mobile hotspot is a feature that virtually every smartphone has, but not everyone understands or knows when to use it. By creating a WiFi network for your devices, a mobile hotspot can be a ...