Internet is back in Egypt and social networking sites which were blocked are now available. Because of the violent protests by Egyptians, Government has decided to black out the Internet in country to cut off communication from outside world.
Development in Internet and World Wide Web and of course browsers changed the world in last decade. Now you can browse internet using 3G, 4G, wireless broadband on Smartphones like Android, iPhone or tablets like iPad using your fingertip. Guest article by Akshay Anikhindi
Windows 7 is having a Wireless Hosted Network (virtual wifi) capability and that feature is still there in the operating system but was not highlighted much. Earlier we shared the tool named “Connectify” to turn Windows 7 notebooks into a virtual wifi hot spot to share Internet connection.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular documentation format in official usage, but to edit such documents, you need Adobe software installed on your computer. But what if you are not having Adobe software installed on your PC, and you need to edit a PDF right now? Here are some online places to do that.
Now a days, we have different kind of Internet connections like Wireless 3G, Broadband, Cable etc. Internet speed test will show you the current speed for download and upload, and based on that stat, you can check whether your ISP is giving claimed speed or not.
3G or other wireless data cards are easily available for browsing Internet. If you have a laptop with Windows 7 installed on it, you can share the Internet connection of laptop with other mobile devices like iPad, BlackBerry, iPhone using Wi-Fi or with desktops as well. Normally it is not possible to share internet connection of laptop with data card stick. But you can do that with Connectify.
Internet users are growing day by day and so is the broadband speed in different parts of world. But still the browsing speed difference is huge in different countries for the broadband users. Ookla, the same company which owns Speedtest.net, recently launched a portal named “Net Index” where you can check average speed of broadband connection in different parts of world. South Korea is on the top position with 36.5 Mbps. US is on 26′th Postition with 7.69 Mbps and India on 122′nd with 1.33 Mbps.
Internet Explorer 8 is the latest stable version browser available from Microsoft and the preview of IE9 is also available for developers. But there are lot many people who are still using IE6 as their default browser. Specially those people who are still using Windows XP and didn’t upgrade their browser after installation. Microsoft is trying to capture those users who are still using IE6 thru a funny commercial for IE8 upgrade.
If you are running Windows 7 operating system on your PC and also having Internet Connection then you should check the programs which are using that connection. Specially if the Internet connection is not much faster, then monitoring the programs is really helpful so that you can use the speed wisely. For instance, if you are downloading certain files and not getting the promised speed for download, then you should check if any other program is using the connection for other purposes.