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A higher number of farmers than ever are using the internet to run their farms. In a report released by the Department of Agriculture revealed that more than half of U.S. farms are now using tablets, laptops and smart phones to get online and conduct business. While farmers may still be behind urban areas in terms of internet access, it was suspected that rural online access will increase the more portable and cheap that hand-held and other devices become. The internet has become a crucial part of the farming business. It has also proven to be infinitely more efficient and convenient than more traditional communication via snail mail. Farmers are also using the internet to get help from researchers at distant universities with diseases that can sometimes strike crops and livestock.

 

All that’s required these days if the goal is to find a new ISP is to research them online. And this is super easy to do, because all that’s needed is to enter in your new zip code to see who offers service in your new new neighborhood. Then, you can easily arrange to have your internet connected before you move. This is even simpler to do today, because there are quality resource sites that allow you to check out all of your options for internet service side-by-side.

Using a resource site can also help you decide whether you should splurge for high speed access vs. a dialup connection. But before you choose from internet service providers, you will need to consider what you use the internet for. The convenience of having high speed internet cannot be denied. After all, you can complete all your online bill paying in one spot, research a great new restaurant and make a reservation online, and find out more about all that your new neighborhood has to offer.

 

There’s great news for people whose only choice used to be dial-up access. DSL, cable, and wireless internet providers are now entering these areas and expanding their coverage very quickly. Dial-up internet now only makes up 12% of connections in rural areas, but DSL is climbing fast at 38% of all internet connections. Wireless is also making really good progress at about twenty percent. This is terrific news for a large portion of the population who may not have had full access to all the benefits the internet offers. For those who will continue to have to wait for these other technologies to infiltrate their region, there is still satellite internet, which has come down a fair amount in price.

 

Although some customers may not be aware of it, not all ISPs are created equally. If you live in an area with many options for internet connections, then you will also likely be bombarded with lots of features that each company offers. Of course, all ISPs want you to be their next customer. But what you should be asking if you’re looking for a new company is “What do I get out of the deal?”

Because if all an ISP is going to do is take your money each month in return for an unreliable connection, then the money spent is not worth it. Instead, take the time to find Internet Service Providers in Dallas Texas that will offer you as high quality a service as possible, while allowing you to stick to your budget.

 

When you move to a new location, one of the initial services you need to consider is your high-speed internet. Having internet access will help you adjust to your new home in many ways. For example, if you are moving to Los Angeles, wouldn’t it be nice to have quick access to area maps, eatery reviews, and locations of libraries, schools and grocery stores? All of this information can be found online fast. If you just moved to Los Angeles and are looking for Vietnamese food, where would be the best place to go? Or what if you want Cambodian food? A short search online will reveal that there are many good places to go, because both of these cities have large immigrant populations from Cambodia and Vietnam. No doubt about it, having a high-speed internet connection in your new city is a great tool to have.

 

Most businesses and governments understand that today, high-speed Internet is essential to have before a business even opens up in a new area. For that reason, federal and local governments are offering subsidies to those rural areas that have been without the infrastructure needed for the provision of business broadband connections. These government funds have been used, in large part, for the purpose of installing fiber optics in a larger number of rural scenarios. As a result, it was revealed in a survey that DSL is now the #1 way rural Americans get online. Mobile wireless internet is also increasing in popularity, as is satellite Internet. The latter used to be the choice for rural citizens, but is now number three on the popularity list. The good news is that fewer and fewer families have to deal with frustrating dial-up connections in order to get online.

 

For years, a dial-up internet connection was the only way for folks who lived in rural areas of this country, and many other countries as well to get online. Why? It was because they couldn’t be reached by cable or DSL. Then along came satellite internet connections, and many of  rural citizen got to enjoy internet for the very first time. In a recent study, however, it appears that satellite is no longer #1 for high-speed internet in rural areas. Today, DSL is the most popular way for people in the country to get online. That is followed by mobile wireless internet connections and then satellite internet. The good news is that an increasing number of people, regardless of where they live can now enjoy high speed connections.

 

As little as 15 years ago, dialup was the only option for consumers wanting internet. For rural customers, internet access was often little more than a pipe dream because it was generally unavailable except for city and suburban inhabitants. And telephone charges made dialup very expensive. Then phone companies started getting more competitive, and unlimited calling across the  coutnry opened up doors for rural dwellers to get dialup.

But the bad news was that internet started becoming more and more sophisticated, which once again left rural communities behind the rest. While satellite has become a great option in recent years, what’s surprising is that other connections are beginning to find their way to rural communities thanks to expansion from internet service providers. DSL definitely has adequate speeds to keep up with today’s technology .

Despite all of the disagreements about Tumblr being sold to Yahoo, just that occurred on Monday, leaving many customers of internet service providers in New York New York and Tumblr worried about the future. However, Yahoo’s CEO and Tumblr’s founder say there’s nothing to worry about. Both said that Tumblr would remain independent.

The worry of Tumblr customers was that Tumblr would soon be polluted with Yahoo ads and other clutter. While the company definitely has incentive to do this, Yahoo’s CEO agrees with Tumblr’s founder that any advertising would be offered to only those who were interesting in winning awards for the sale of their stories. But time will tell how this brand new sale ends up affecting the site and its subscribers.

Remember the Internet Archive, home to the famous Wayback Machine? Well this popular web staple is now providing free internet service to those living in Richmond, San Francisco. A wireless connection, the service requires any nearby residents to have a directional antenna and WiFi receiver. So seeing as the up-front cost of the actual antenna can reach two hundred dollars, the service cannot technically be considered free. However, enough months of free access can certainly cause the antenna to pay for itself.

But the news gets better: not only is the Internet Archive providing free service from atop its storage facility; it is also seeking other tall building owners nearby who will agree to the installation of repeater antennas so that more residents can get the ‘net for free.

If you’re looking for a new ISP, chances are you’ve already seen the pricing for several internet service companies near you. And if you’ve found their prices are all over the map, you’re not the only one. A recent investigation and resulting report by Fierce Telecom revealed that similar speeds come at different prices to the consumer.

The investigation found that the difference in customer charges differed greatly where DSL and fiber optic were concerned. Perhaps to counter this difference, one major DSL provider has nixed the option for new customers to purchase only DSL service. Today, customers must bundle their internet with phone service, whether or not the customer needs that service. And the prices for speeds between at least two companies was somewhat shocking, with an approximate $400 difference being observed.

It’s true that many ISPs, including internet service providers in Dallas Texas have become even more aware of how they handle customer data. But what about device manufacturers? Things are certainly heating up in Germany, where Apple has been ordered to change how its customer data was being handled. The reason for the smackdown? The fact that 8 of Apple’s 15 general provisions for data use where deemed to be too non-compliant to German law.

Apple, in its provisions had asked its customers to give the company global consent to use their data. But in Germany, clients get to know what data is to be used and in what way. As well, there is no allowance for Apple to ask its customers to use the data they may have for their contacts, or other identifying information like addresses and names.

Although it appears that users of internet providers saw less spam in 2012 than in years prior, there were a much higher amount of targeted attacks. This latest news comes from security giant Symantec’s 2013 report on internet security threats, and reveals some very interesting numbers. While 75% of 2011’s email was spam, only 69% was spam in 2012.

Malware seems to be taking center stage, being present in 1 of every 291 email messages sent. Almost 250,000 malware attacks were being blocked on a daily basis last year, a spike of thirty percent from the year before. Attackers were also using a technique called a ‘watering hole attack’, which infects a web site users are most likely to visit with malware.

With all of the well-known companies seeming to be at the center of social media controversy these days, it can be easy to think that companies are the only entities who get bashed. But your online reputation can be just as at risk. Do you know what people are saying about you online? It’s easy to find out, and you don’t necessarily need some kind of tool that will monitor social media for you.

All you need is to conduct some simple searches, sign up for Google Alerts, and see what’s going on at Glassdoor. Searching for your company or brand name online using Google and both a general and news search will yield well-rounded results. Google Alerts will notify you when matches to your queries are found. And Glassdoor will provide you with thoughts about you or your company, written by both current and former employees.

 

Believe it or not, you can keep the tabs in your computer’s browser in sync with the browser on your mobile device. This way, time can be saved without the need to use internet service providers in Minneapolis Minnesota to send multiple emails. Google Chrome is one browser which can help you sync your tabs.

If you have an Android phone, you must be signed into the same account in Chrome. To enable tab syncing, simply check your sync settings on each device by going to Chrome’s settings, signing into Chrome and touching ‘sync’. Ensure the ‘Open tabs’ box is checked, and you’re good to go. This will definitely help with those who are currently emailing themselves constantly with links so they can open them later on another computer.

A report by Websense revealed that as many as ninety-four percent of users of internet service providers in Austin Texas could be vulnerable to attacks via Java due to the ignoring of updates. Although the focus may have been recently placed on ‘zero-day’ attacks, the exploitation of Java seems to be a popular tool for cybercriminals, and the fascination with Java as an exploit tool doesn’t appear to be something that is going away any time soon.

The reason so many users may be slow to update Java is due to the fact that the program must be updated independently from the user’s preferred browser. The report revealed that only 5 percent of users are using Java’s latest version 1.7.17. The remaining users are using versions which can be years out of date, meaning that they are wide open to possible attack.

Remember when it was okay to ask for directions or say ‘thank you’ in an email sent via Internet service providers in St. Louis Missouri? If you still this was the accepted way of doing things, you may be behind the times. According to some, our traditional social and technical norms may no longer apply. For example, sending an e-mail that says ‘thank you’ may be considered to be rude by many who largely use texts to communicate.

The same is true for voice mail. What could possibly be rude about a voice mail or email message? The fact that it wastes the time of the person checking them, say experts. A text only requires the sender to send their message – no greetings or personal identification required. But besides the impression that the person using these outdated methods to communicate is being rude, there is also the fact that those who accuse the rudeness continue to have their voicemail and email service.

 

Embattled, faltering, struggling. All words used to describe Blackberry, the Canadian smart phone maker. While it seemed that the rest of the world was rushing to buy their next iPhone or Android device, Blackberry’s popularity, along with its revenue was slowly but steadily dying. Or not. The numbers are now online and accessible via internet service providers in San Francisco California and other companies, and they are revealing an interesting trend.

Apparently, half of Canadians who purchased Blackberry’s Z10 are iPhone and Android users. In the United Kingdom, one-third of Z10 purchasers are Android and iPhone owners. Interestingly, tech experts remain skeptical about the company’s stark sales improvements, citing limited supply as the reason for out-of-stock reports for the Z10, and the fact that interest in a new device doesn’t always translate to sales. Blackberry has declined to comment.

Tomorrow will be the last day for those with qualifying Windows 7 PCs to get an upgrade to Windows 8 for $15. The upgrade deal can be taken advantage of by going through the registration process via internet service providers in Sacramento California. The process will involve the request of your contact information, and details about your computer, such as its brand and model. As well, you may need your Windows 7 license key to qualify.

Once you have been confirmed as eligible, a promo code will be sent via e-mail along with a link that, when clicked, will download an upgrade assistant which will accept your payment and then install the program. Those looking to get the deal before it expires that don’t want to install Windows 8 right now can also take advantage by saving installation files on removable media.

 

LG Electronics is going to be acquiring WebOS – remember that mobile phone operating system? – to use in smart TVs. The source code of the operating system is what is being acquired, along with any web documentation, sites and other items. The company doesn’t intend to use the technology in its phones, but will use it to power televisions which have yet to be developed.

WebOS technology will allow LG to improve the user experience by making it more intuitive, in addition to being able to increase the range of devices across which its internet services can be offered. The statement that WebOS technology was essentially ‘left for dead’ by HP doesn’t appear to be too far off the mark, considering that many of those who were on the Web OS team have now left the company.