My Google Fiber

On the 27th and 28th of June the Google Fiber technicians came to do my installation. It took to days to do because the the equipment out front had to be replace first. On the second day the tech brought it into the house. Equipment Review My thoughts after having the service for one day: the…

Use an Alternate DNS

Recently my Spectrum Internet became extremely unreliable. The WiFi seemed to be working and the modem seemed to be connecting. The only thing that worked was restarting the modem every hour. Finally when it happened again I deployed a Ping Test of Google (ping google.com). This to said there was no connection. I did a new Ping…

Google Drives: More Space, Lower Price

Google Drive is an online storage service and much more. Google now gives you 15 gigabytes of cloud storage free and the option to purchase huge amounts of data for a very low price. At only $23.88 per year for 100 gigabytes you can’t afford not to grab this great resource. As well as uploading…

Microsoft In The Cloud

Like Google, Microsoft has made a major investment in web applications.  Beyond “Outlook” its web-mail client they now have “Office” apps on the web. Office 365 is the online version of “MS Office”. 365 has all of the applications that enterprise users have grown to love including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 also includes;…

Apps Offline

One difficult problem with living in the cloud is what do you do when you when you have no Internet connection. Many of the application today can be used offline. Gmail – You can use Gmail offline by using a Chrome app call “Gmail Offline” of course. This does not look like Gmail but more…

Cloud Print

If your living in the cloud how do you print? The answer is “Cloud Print”. “Cloud Print” from Google enables you to print from any computer or mobile device.

Everything In The Cloud

In the last 5 years there has been a movement to get you to move all of your tasks to the cloud or Internet.  Today I will show how this works.  No more loosing you data when your computer dies.  Get your documents, email, calendar, notes, and messages everywhere.  Do your work from home and…

Cutting The Cord, Part 2

At an early Internet SIG we learned that you could get TV programming on your computer over the Internet. I also mentioned that you can play this programming on your TV. This month we will look at this again with infosys on the Internet ready entertainment hardware (TVs and players of all kinds).

Roku

Roku (pronounced “roh koo”) is an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media receivers that allow customers to access internet streamed video or audio services through televisions. This includes subscription based services as well as services…