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ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

August 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

I recently got a call from a friend whose business was having problems with an internal network whose web server had a URL that included .guru. One day, their staff had trouble reaching it. They’d made no changes and you could still reach the server using its IPv4 address; it was a mystery. It took me […]

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Tags: Business · Internet · Network · Network Services

Why the Internet hiccuped

August 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

The good news is that the Internet’s behaving itself today. The bad news is that by November we will see another burst of Internet slowdowns and sites becoming unavailable as we did on August 12. Here’s how it all went wrong and why we can expect it to happen again. Why the Internet hiccuped. More>

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Tags: Business · Internet · Network · Network Services · Verizon

Internet hiccups today? You’re not alone. Here’s why

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you found your Internet speed has been pathetic today and some sites wouldn’t load at all, you’re not alone. Many tier-one Internet service providers (ISPs), and in turn, the last mile ISPs they support, experienced technical problems that resulted in bad service throughout the US and some parts of Canada. According to postings in […]

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Tags: Business · Cisco · Internet · Network

Facebook Messenger: Much ado about nothing

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Enough already with all the whining about Facebook Messenger, Facebook’s new standalone mobile messaging app!  It’s Facebook! They make their money from watching everything you do on the net! What did you expect their new messaging-only app to do? Facebook Messenger: Much ado about nothing. More>

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Tags: Applications · Business · Facebook · IM · Internet · Network

Six Clicks: The most useful Chrome extensions

August 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

As far as I’m concerned, Google Chrome Web browser is the best browser around. It’s faster than the others and it comes with a great collection of free extensions that makes it even more useful. Chrome, as Chromebooks prove, can be used as a universal interface for almost anything you need to do with a […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Internet · Network · Web browser