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What is ISDN?

Integrated Service Digital Network, or ISDN, is the original high-speed internet service. It sparked the high-speed internet development between service providers during the 1990s and, of course, revolutionized internet use. Much like its predecessor, the dial-up internet service, ISDN utilizes a phone line. In fact, it set the standard for telephone data service. ISDN internet…

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What is Incognito Mode?

Sometimes you just need a little privacy online. You wouldn’t probably admit to engaging in some online activity that you don’t want others to see, especially if they use the same computer you do, after you…or if you share a computer. That list of others includes your spouse or significant other, your children, your boss,…

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5 Steps to Clean Up an Out-of-Control Inbox.

Inbox Cleanup – Email Overload Solutions That Cost You Nothing

We don’t all get the same number of emails. It varies from person to person depending on, for example, how many friends you have, how often you shop online and how many “subscriptions” you have to websites and more. And that doesn’t include all of the work-related emails you also might get every day. That’s…

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What are HTTP and HTML?

As you probably know by now, the IT (Internet technology) world is full of acronyms and abbreviations that aren’t easy to understand and still not common knowledge. I mean, most people know that ATM stands for automated teller machine and PIN means personal identification number to use an ATM. And even if you don’t know…

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Web Hosting Explained for Everyday People

Web Hosting Explained for Everyday People

How many websites do you visit a day? Which are your favorites? Do you go there for business, research, financial help, or pure pleasure? Tens of millions of new websites are created every year. That means you not only have the privilege to go where your heart desires, but you could even jump in and…

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What is Hacking?

During the 1990s, the term “hacker” originally denoted a skilled programmer proficient in machine code and computer operating systems. In particular, these individuals could always hack on an unsatisfactory system to solve problems and engage in a little software company espionage by interpreting a competitor’s code. Unfortunately, some of these hackers also became experts at…

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What Is FTP and How Does It Work?

File Transfer Protocol, FTP, is a still-used and somewhat popular protocol for uploading and downloading files, usually those that are too big and would take too long to download via a regular email program as an attachment. Technically, it is a “File Transfer Utility” that is one of the many TCP/IP (Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)…

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What is a Firewall?

A firewall is a security device that can be a software program or a dedicated network appliance. The main purpose of a firewall is to separate a secure area from a less secure area and to control communications between the two. Firewalls can perform a variety of other functions, but are chiefly responsible for controlling…

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