Let’s start simple. What are browser cookies? Internet browser cookies (the less delicious type of cookies) are small files that sites send to and save on your computer/phone/tablet. Most sites use these cookies to remember your device and other information — like what’s in your shopping cart or your login information. Cookies can also be used to track your device across websites, which is how you keep seeing ads for that pair of shoes you looked at online a couple of months ago. Cookies aren’t technically tracking you, instead, when a cookie is created it assigns your device a unique tracking number. This number can be matched up across websites or sessions and piece together your travels across the web.
The Age of Information created the Age of Cyber Crime
Trying to remember a time before the World Wide Web, personal computers, iPads, and smart phones is comparable to trying to imagine a time before there were cars and highways. The advantages of the information age has allowed us to access and share massive amounts of information, perform commerce, and interact across diverse populaces on a grander scale than imagined when that first Apple PC was introduced in the late 1970s. However, as with all great technological advances, new dangers and threats emerge that we must defend against.
Warm weather is finally here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it. From trail guides and navigation aids to hike logs and social networks for outdoor adventurers, we put together a list of apps, maps and resources to encourage you to get outside and enjoy the many trails in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. Download the apps and bookmark this blog for quick access to maps and other resources.
Now more than ever, studying or getting work done from home can be a challenge. To help you feel a little less stressed and a bit more motivated, we’ve put together a list of apps that can help make studying or working from home during this time more enjoyable and productive.
Wi-Fi Reliability and Performance
Today, most people access the Internet through a wireless connection. While a wired Ethernet Internet connection offers a guaranteed level of performance and more security, a Wi-Fi connection is more convenient. However, Wi-Fi is incredibly complex and several things can impact the signal strength and reliability.
After hunkering down during winter and then spending the last month social distancing and working from home, your home may be ready for some spring cleaning. So we tracked down some apps to help you tackle this task. We have also included a couple links with information on how to clean and disinfect surfaces in your home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy and happy cleaning!
Over the next few weeks, everyone will be spending a lot more time at home due to the threat of the Coronavirus cancelling events, closing local schools, and requiring social distancing practices. To help keep your family active and entertained during this extended time at home, we have compiled a list of activities, educational websites, book lists, fitness options, and streaming recommendations that everyone will love.
It's the best time of the year for college basketball - the Big Dance is here. As the tournament madness gets underway, we wanted to make sure you know how to watch your favorite teams and catch every dunk, buzzer beater, and upset while both at home or on the go.
It’s easy to take your high-speed Internet connection for granted. That is until you are staring at your screen waiting for your video to buffer or website to load. Slow Internet can be frustrating, but it may not always be your Internet service provider’s fault. There are several factors in your home that can adversely affect the speed and stability of your Internet connection.