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The world’s BEST and WORST places to use the Internet


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People in the US don’t always know how good they have it compared to people in other countries.

Sure, you’ll complain about bad WiFi networks or crappy cell service, but at least you’re not trying to use the Internet while in a different country. Continue reading THE WORLD’S BEST AND WORST PLACES TO USE THE INTERNET

Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (Dec 2014)


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App makers are continuing to make tons of money with the same old, same old types of games.  There’s been a few changes at the top of the charts this month – with PANDORA making a hefty rise to the top (albeit probably temporary).

‘Cause we knew you’d want to know – all apps are making about $18million per day, across all apps and all devices.

And Candy Crush Soda Saga, the latest addition to the Candy Crush kingdom, is making a killing – so recently introduced and already in the list of Top Money Making apps around.  Go figure. Continue reading TOP GROSSING APPS FOR IPHONE, IPAD, AND ANDROID (DEC 2014)

How much money do podcasts make?


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What podcasts do you listen to?

Do you get them free, or do you bother to pay for them?

Podcast Studio
Podcast Studio
Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO PODCASTS MAKE?

This is why you should always change the default password


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How many of you have installed some piece of Internet-enabled equipment in your home?

And how many of you have left the default password the same on the device, thinking “who bothers with that kind of thing?”

D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera
D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera
Continue reading THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CHANGE THE DEFAULT PASSWORD

Social Media is just like Chocolate and French Fries


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There’s an old adage about how french fries at the bottom of the McDonald’s bag always taste better than the french fries in the container.

Maybe that’s why FIVE GUYS loads up that fry bag with extra fries, because they know that the fries in the bag taste better than the fries in the cup.

It’s like BONUS FRIES! Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA IS JUST LIKE CHOCOLATE AND FRENCH FRIES

Marketers: How to reach Gen-Y consumers


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Millennials, Generation Y.

Whatever you call them, we’re still talking about people who were born roughly from 1982 – 2004.

And while 80’s music may not be what they consider classic, these are the consumers who would have the most disposable income to spend elsewhere, Dexy’s Midnight Runners be damned.

The Gen Y Handbook: Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
The Gen Y Handbook:
Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
Continue reading MARKETERS: HOW TO REACH GEN-Y CONSUMERS

How much would you pay for an ad-free Internet?


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Do you use any Ad Block software or have a custom HOSTS file to prevent advertisements from overwhelming your Internet browser?

Do you get tired of pop-up, pop-under, fly-by, expanding multimedia ads that hide the content you’re really interested in seeing?

Maybe there’s a real answer to the problem instead of fighting the advertisers: Continue reading HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR AN AD-FREE INTERNET?

What TV, movie and game torrents are most popular?


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Bittorrent is a way to share digital files on the Internet by sharing little bits of those files among dozens upon dozens of other people’s computers.

While a legitimate way to circulate large files legally, computer-savvy folks have taken to using torrent files to distribute copyrighted material illegally. Continue reading WHAT TV, MOVIE AND GAME TORRENTS ARE MOST POPULAR?

Take the INTERNET SURFING / ONE CLICK CHALLENGE


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Think you’re good at using the Internet?

Are you a GOOGLE GOD?

Maybe you should sit down and check yourself, ’cause you ain’t got nothing.

Internet Basics for Beginners - How To Send E-mails and Surf the Net With Ease
Internet Basics for Beginners
How To Send E-mails and Surf the Net With Ease
Continue reading TAKE THE INTERNET SURFING / ONE CLICK CHALLENGE

What State has the Fastest Internet Speeds?


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Remember when Web Watch told you about the COUNTRIES WITH THE FASTEST INTERNET CONNECTIONS?

Guess what – we have a small update for you today. Continue reading WHAT STATE HAS THE FASTEST INTERNET SPEEDS?

When it comes to Hotel WiFi Speed, you get what you pay for


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Remember when we explained why HOTELS ARE STARTING TO CHARGE MORE FOR INTERNET ACCESS THAN ADULT TV CHANNELS or other amenties?

Let’s take a deeper look at what you get for your daily $30 “Resort Fee” and whether it’s worth it to pay for that hotel Internet access or if you should head down to the local coffee shop instead. Continue reading WHEN IT COMES TO HOTEL WIFI SPEED, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

If you drive one of these cars, you’re about to get hacked


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As cars get more and more sophisticated these days, so do criminals who are out to get you or your vehicle.

Where old-school James Bond villains would merely attach tracking devices to your rear axle as you drive away, today’s criminal minds can be more nefarious – and perhaps even untraceable.

Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius
Continue reading IF YOU DRIVE ONE OF THESE CARS, YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET HACKED

What’s the most popular web browser?


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You’re a web developer. What web browsers should you support when you consider your website visitors?

Or…

You’re a casual web surfer. Which browser should you stop using in order to guarantee that you’ll still be able to visit your favorite website? Continue reading WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR WEB BROWSER?

Are WOOT.com’s Random Bags of Crap worth the effort?


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So WOOT.COM recently celebrated their 10th birthday.

And as part of the WOOT.COM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, they made 10,000 WOOT BAGS OF CRAP available to their shopping fans.

Web Watch has talked about what a Bandolier of Carrots, Birthday of Celebration, Box of Candy (aka any variation of the acronym B.O.C. you can think of) happens to be in the past, but let’s talk more about what you might get in your mystery shipment. Continue reading ARE WOOT.COM’S RANDOM BAGS OF CRAP WORTH THE EFFORT?

Selling your Android phone? You might want to read this first


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So you’ve decided to buy yourself a new ANDROID PHONE.

Nothing wrong with that.

But what are you going to do with your old device before you sell it?

Android Mini Collectible Figure
Android Mini Collectible Figure
Continue reading SELLING YOUR ANDROID PHONE? YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THIS FIRST