Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
Cables are a necessary evil and a source of many computer and network-related problems. While you can’t ditch cables entirely, some cables may need to be replaced more often than others, including Ethernet cables used for networking.
How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.
How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
Your home network’s security is only as good as the configuration of your router or gateway. Leave it open or vulnerable, and you might end up with freeloaders that hog your bandwidth, at best. At worst, a snoop might take the opportunity to examine your internal traffic, hoping to learn sensitive information about you that can be exploited.
What Size TV Should You Buy? – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
If you’re shopping for a new TV, you might be tempted to buy the biggest model you can afford. While this sounds great on paper, you’ll be surprised how uncomfortable it can be to sit in front of a TV that’s simply too big for your watching environment.
Google Wifi vs. Nest Wifi: Which mesh router should you buy? – By Brian Westover Tom’s Guide
A Google Wifi vs. Nest Wifi comparison is a good place to start if you’r
YouTube TV vs. Hulu Plus Live TV: Which live TV streaming service should you pick? – By David Katzmaier CNET
We’re all watching more TV, and with sports such as baseball and EPL soccer in full swing, it’s a great time to consider a live TV streaming service. At CNET we’ve tested all six of the major live TV-streaming services and our two favorites for premium users — cord-cutters who don’t mind paying a bit more for a full package of channels and features — are YouTube TV and Hulu Plus Live TV.
Powerline Adapter vs. Mesh Wi-fi: What’s Best for Your Home? – By Elliot Nesbo MakeUseOf
If you cannot connect to the internet in certain areas of your home, there are several ways to solve the problem. Two of the most popular options are powerline adapters and mesh Wi-Fi.
The best cord-cutting comparison site – By Jason Snell sixcolors.com
If you’re thinking of cutting the cord—or if you’re on one over-the-top TV service and considering alternatives—I highly recommend Suppose, which will let you list all the channels that matter to you, and will then present the over-the-top services that match your priorities.
Suppose compares billions of combinations of TV services and finds the best for you.
TV picture settings: How to get the best image quality out of your TV now – By Geoffrey Morrison CNET
Your TV’s picture setting menu may be a little intimidating at first, but with a few easy adjustments colors can look more lifelike and accurate, brightness can be comfortable for viewing at all times of day and motion can look more natural. No matter whether you’re watching the latest TV show, enjoying 4K HDR movies or playing video games, there’s a TV picture setting for you. Changing your picture mode only takes a few seconds, and you can also try TV calibration if you want even more options to optimize your flatscreen.
How To Use the New Chromecast Remote to Control Your TV – By Chrome Unboxed YouTube VIDEO
Internet Problems? Here’s How to Tell if It’s Your ISP’s Fault – By Kipp Burroughs How-To Geek
No one likes internet downtime. It can make you feel completely crippled in your ability to work or communicate, control your home, or monitor your security system. But in those situations, how do you tell who’s to blame?
Struggling to cut the cord? Don’t overthink it – By Jared Newman
Depending on how you look at it, cord-cutting can either be extremely straightforward or remarkably complex.
How to Hide Movies & TV from Google TV Continue Watching – By Joe Fedewa
The Google TV home screen is focused on recommendations and making it easy for you to pick up where you left off. Sometimes, though, the “Continue Watching” row isn’t super helpful. Thankfully, you can remove titles from the row.
I’m testing YouTube TV to cut the cord — here’s the pros and cons – By Henry T. Casey
I’m ready to cut the cord, and I’ve spent the last week testing YouTube TV, a top competitor and one of the best cable TV alternatives. I’ve wanted to cut the cord for a very long time, but enough became enough when I realized how behind the times the cable box is.
Six Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Your Mesh WiFi System – By www-casatech-com.cdn.ampproject.org
When consumer grade mesh WiFi launched a few years ago, there were only a couple options, but today there are over ten systems available for purchase. So how do you know which one to get for your house?