Category Archives: Internet tips

Thanks for purchase Apple iPhone 7 256GB Gold [or how to spot phishing schemes]

Hover your mouse over the sender, checkout that address!

Hotmail seems woefully incapable of blocking spam and phishing, so if you have a Hotmail/Outlook Mail email you will likely get plenty of messages like this: Thanks for purchase Apple iPhone 7 256GB Gold But wait, you didn’t purchase a 256GB Gold iPhone 7 did you? So let’s look at this message and see what’s up: #1 check the sender details #2 hover over the hyperlinks to see if they actually point to PayPal #3 determine that it is definitely a

Exede real world download speeds

2.7 MB/s download = 21.6 Mbps

Real world Exede download speeds: Downloaded 8/20/2016 @ 10:58AM *Bandwidth speed conversion details here. We live off the grid (no power lines, no phone lines) and this download speed compares favorably with DSL in the nearest town (16 miles). Town DSL in the area is generally around 1.2 MB/s or 9.6 Mbps. However, please be aware there are significant drawbacks inherent to satellite internet (latency/lag, affected by weather, relatively high costs, limited monthly bandwidth).

[ANSWERED!] What TIME does Prime Day start?

Amazon Prime Day

We all know Prime Day 2016 is Tuesday, July 12th… However, the question remains… what exact time does it start? Question: What time does Prime Day start? Answer: In the continental United States, Prime Day starts at: 3 a.m. ET (Eastern Time) 2 a.m. CT (Central Time) 1 a.m. MT (Mountain Time) Midnight PT (Pacific Time) All times for the USA. TIP: don’t miss the Prime Day Deals.

AT&T LTE speeds in Pierce CO [speedtest]

This hotspot is capable of ~50Mbps speeds

I have been in CO for work and to visit family. Part of our stay has been in Pierce which is in northern CO. Remote work has been very easy since the LTE speeds are quite rockin’ in Pierce CO Here are the results using an AT&T Unite Pro hotspot with unlimited internet: This sure beats the old days of slow wifi and even slower 3G/4G 😉 Have you used LTE in this area of CO? I would love to see

Grand Imperial, Silverton CO WiFi speeds

Grand Imperial King bed

The Grand Imperial has traditionally been a lovely hotel in Silverton CO. The hotel’s antique charm and vintage rooms were the main draws: Now, however, their wifi speeds are also quite attractive: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5433605188 The connection has also been rock solid over the course of a two day stay. No disconnects and consistent speeds of 5Mb/s-6Mb/ This compares very favorably to a few years ago when most WiFi in Silverton was quite slow and spotty! It also beats AT&T 4G service in Silverton which currently maxes

Residence Inn Marriott, Springfield MO [business WiFi review]

WiFi Speedtest results

I regularly stay in Springfield MO and Branson MO for business. I normally test the speeds at every hotel I stay in. Recently I stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Springfield MO and here are the results: ~2.0Mbps D/L* ~0.9Mbps U/L* *average of multiple tests throughout stay. Max D/L was 3Mbps, min was 1Mbps. Max U/L was always around 0.9Mbps. Overall, these are some of the worst speeds I have seen in southern Missouri. You can pay $8.95 a day for higher speeds,

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