How to Set Parental Controls Online

Your kids are online because that’s where their friends are. That’s also where videos, social media, blogs, pictures and sports are. But, there are some things you don’t want them to see. Setting Internet parental controls can help you dictate what your child experiences online – and when. Types of Internet parental controls In general, there are a few different types of Internet parental controls available to you: Online time monitoring. Some Internet parental controls allow you to monitor and …

What is Dial-Up Internet?

A lot of people have a lot of opinions about what dial-up Internet is – mostly because it’s the oldest Internet technology still in use. Everyone remembers the AOL dial tone. It’s one of the most famous noises associated with the rise of the Internet. That’s what most people think of when they think of dial-up. How dial-up Internet service works If you want to get online with dial-up Internet service, you have to “dial-in.” Your dial-up modem (the loud-noise …

What is a VPN?

A VPN is a virtual private network. You probably haven’t used one unless your company or office has one. A VPN connection is private, but it can be accessed from anywhere you have an Internet connection. If there’s one thing you need to know about a virtual private network, it’s this: it’s guaranteed to provide a secure connection. When you log on to a VPN, the VPN client on your computer exchanges information with the VPN’s server – authenticating that …

What is a Router?

A router is a small device that forwards data to the appropriate parts of a computer network. For example, routers can connect multiple devices to one network. A router is typically a small box and may have visible or hidden antennas. These router antennas are used to connect computers and Wi-Fi enabled devices to the same network. Routers include Ethernet ports that connect your computer to a local area network (LAN) connection. Or, they can connect to a cable or …

How to Import Music Into iTunes

You need music a lot of the time in a lot of different places. Before you can take your favorite songs with you, you first have to get them into iTunes – fortunately all the iTunes help you need to import songs is right here. There are a couple different ways you can import music into iTunes, so follow the steps below to get all the music you want in the place you want it. Importing songs from CDs Even …

How Do I Protect My Identity?

We do a lot online. Because we are so comfortable spending so much time online, sometimes we forget how important it is to protect the information we put out there. That’s where identity protection services come in. Get help from identity protection services Identity protection services check your various accounts to ensure there’s no suspicious activity. If there is, you get a notification. If there isn’t, you also get a notification letting you know that all is well with your …

What is Spam?

Let’s say you go to check your email. Waiting in your inbox is an email advertising some kind of product, and asks you to click on a link. Chances are you just got a spam email. In its simplest form, spam is just unsolicited commercial junk email. And it’s common – really, really common. Email spam is thought to make up nearly 90% of all email messages sent around the world. The point of email spam? To get you to …

What’s the Best Internet for Laptops?

This is a trick question. Of course, the best Internet for laptops is fast Internet – but that’s not the whole story. The whole point of having a laptop is mobility. You have a laptop so you can get online from your couch, your porch, your kitchen, bedroom, living room – wherever. So the best laptop Internet connection is a wireless one. Wireless Internet for laptops Wireless Internet is just what it sounds like – an Internet connection without wires. …

What is a Proxy?

In movies, the odds are you’ve seen a scene where friends get mad at each other. Instead of talking to each other and working it out, they ask a mutual friend to relay a message to them: John: “Alex, tell Ryan I’m not talking to him.” Alex: “Ryan, John says he isn’t talking to you.” Ryan: “Fine. Tell John I don’t even care. “ Alex: “John, Ryan says he want to be friends again.” Alex is stuck in the middle …

What is a DSL Modem?

There’s really not much to understanding Internet equipment. You only need a few pieces of hardware to get your Internet service up and running. But one thing that every Internet service needs? A modem. What does a modem do? Basically, its main job is to establish your actual Internet connection. It also acts as translator between your computer and your router. A router (usually a wireless one) is responsible for forwarding data from your modem to its virtual destination. It’s …