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Is your ISP giving you the Internet speed you paid for?

How fast is your connection to the Internet? Ever wonder if your Internet service provider is actually giving you the speed that they claim in their advertising? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the majority of Internet users are getting slower speeds than their providers advertise. Some of the Journal’s findings are […]

Monday links

How to get the most from Li-Ion batteriesAt ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes gives advice on how to take care of all those batteries we use Help Your Inquisitive Child Learn About The Science Of Everyday StuffA selection of websites from MakeUseOf that help children learn how things work Platform Wars Just StartingBlackBerry is just an early […]

Quote of the week

Surprising announcements coming out of Microsoft give me new hope that the company can completely turn around and emerge from the Steve Ballmer dark ages to embrace the future.—Mike Elgan at ComputerWorld

A boy’s best friend

Source: MakeUseOf

How mobile devices are hacked

Source: Sophos

Monday links

Those Crazy Web Words And Phrases ExplainedAt MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains some web jargon How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and AccessoriesIf you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you’re not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can […]

Quote of the week

Dear Microsoft: Give me back the Start Menu now!—Preston Gralla commenting at Computerworld on Microsoft saying the Windows Start Menu may return at some unspecified future time.