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What Is DNS, and Should I Use Another DNS Server?

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Did you know you could be connected to facebook.com—and see facebook.com in your browser’s address bar—while not actually being connected to Facebook’s real website? To understand why, you’ll need to know a bit about DNS.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/122845/htg-explains-what-is-dns/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

How to Change Your Email Address on Facebook

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In your Facebook account, you can change your email address at any time and for any reason. You can do this from both the Facebook site and the Facebook mobile app. Today, we’ll show you how easy it is.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/737655/how-to-change-your-email-address-on-facebook/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

Airbnb’s New Speed Test Helps You Choose Places With Better Internet

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Over the past year, the pandemic made working remotely commonplace and now, people are realizing they can do that from a more scenic place. That’s exactly why Airbnb just released a Wi-Fi speed test tool that allows hosts to verify and list their Wi-Fi speeds so guests can see before booking.

Whether you’re a digital nomad, a roadschooler, or just looking for a way to stream some games or connect with your coworkers over a video call while on vacation, the one thing that could make that difficult is a crappy Wi-Fi connection. While Airbnb hosts are already free to list their Wi-Fi speeds, it’s never been a standardized metric across the app and there was no way to tell if a host was being honest or not.

The feature is built right into the Airbnb app, under the “Amenities” section for host accounts, and uses M-Lab’s open-source software to measure Wi-Fi speeds. The simple tool makes quick work of testing and listing the information, even for those who aren’t tech-savvy, and ensures fair and equal testing for all users. The end result? A listing that’s (hopefully) more attractive to potential Guests thanks to verified Wi-Fi speeds.

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Airbnb’s support document includes a chart (seen above) designed to help you better understand your Wi-Fi speed test result. The chart states that 7Mbps is “snappy” and enough for guests to make a video call or stream a movie together. It considers 14Mbps to be “fast” enough for guests to stream multiple HD videos simultaneously, and anything above 50+Mbps to be “lightning fast” and ideal for heavy-duty users.

The end result? A listing that’s (hopefully) more attractive to more potential guests thanks to verified Wi-Fi speeds.

Source: Airbnb

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/93633/airbnbs-new-speed-test-helps-you-choose-places-with-better-internet/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Suzanne Humphries

The Differences Between Deep Web and Dark Web: What You Need to Know

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Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14655844/differences-between-deep-web-and-dark-web
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tom Rankin

State Department monitoring internet outages in Iran amid protests

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The State Department on Wednesday said it was monitoring reports of internet outages and slowdowns in Iran amid ongoing anti-government protests spurred by a water shortage in the country. State …

Source: https://thehill.com/policy/international/565321-state-department-monitoring-internet-outages-in-iran-amid-protests
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Celine Castronuovo

How to Block Spam on Google Drive

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You may not think of Google Drive as a place for spam, but it is a real problem. Spammers can share malicious or spam-filled documents with you and they end up in your list of files. Thankfully, it’s possible to block people.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/744077/how-to-block-spam-on-google-drive/
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Amazon to Accept Bitcoin by End of 2021 and Develop Own Currency by 2022: Report

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Amazon has plans to accept the cryptocurrency bitcoin by the end of 2021, according to an anonymously sourced report in the London newspaper City A.M. And while this is just the word of one anonymous “insider” at the Seattle-based mega-retailer, bitcoin’s price skyrocketed overnight and it’s creating a lot of buzz in…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-to-accept-bitcoin-by-end-of-2021-and-develop-own-1847360405
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Matt Novak

T-Mobile 5G home internet service: A hands-on report

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T-Mobile’s new 5G home broadband gateway/wireless router matters for one big reason: It’s an alternative to the cable monopolies that dominate most major markets in the United States. Whether it’s a better option than cable is, unfortunately, a question we can’t objectively answer, for two reasons.

First, what T-Mobile officially calls its T-Mobile High Speed Internet Gateway (5G21-12W-A) is “5G”—and the quality and bandwidth of the wireless signal you receive in your home will be dependent on any number of factors, the most significant of which will be the gateway’s distance from your nearest 5G cell tower. You’ll also need to balance what we found against what your own, competing broadband ISP delivers. Fortunately, T-Mobile’s plan offering is flexible enough that you can probably create your own one-month trial.

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Source: https://www.techhive.com/article/3625569/t-mobile-5g-home-internet-service-hands-on.html#tk.rss_all
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mark Hachman

How to Use Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

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Video and audio calls on Microsoft Teams can be challenging if you or someone else has poor audio. However, you can turn on the Live Captions feature, saving you from asking people to repeat themselves during a call. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/735473/how-to-use-live-captions-in-microsoft-teams/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Samir Makwana

How to Turn Off the “Sign in with Google” Prompt on Websites

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Certain websites show a “Sign in with Google” prompt to help you quickly sign in to that website. If you’re sick of this prompt, there’s a way to disable it from your Google account’s settings menu. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/735152/how-to-turn-off-the-sign-in-with-google-prompt-on-websites/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

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