Category Archives: Internet

Google will let you choose default search provider in EU

What’s the N edition of Windows operating system in the Europe? It’s a special edition for European Union, essentially the same as in other areas, but without Windows Media Player and related technologies pre-installed. To restore these features, you have to download Media Feature Pack separately. Microsoft was forced to do so due to pressure from EU regulators.… Read More »

GitHub is blocking access from some areas due to US sanctions

Future is in the cloud. You may say yes or no, but some services are already – obviously – cloud-based, like e-mail or social networks. Also, some kinds of Internet services are expected to work as cloud service – like GitHub, a code-hosting service used by many software developers. And fact, that GitHub is cloud-based service, means that… Read More »

Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, said US Attorney General

Privacy is a fundamental human right. In the past, most communication was not encrypted, so government could spy upon you. Today, we use end-to-end encryption. Though, some end-to-end services are not “reliable”, like we may see at Facebook’s Messenger or its owned WhatsApp, which co-worked with government. Maybe you remember cause with Apple and shooter in San Bernardino,… Read More »

SHA-1 certificates are no longer supported in macOS Catalina and iOS 13

If you still have a Windows XP, you may see that some webpages won’t load, some webpages won’t allow you to log in, etc. Also, a lot of software do not support Windows XP anymore, including web browsers and also you can’t use the newest security certificates and features. Apple, known for fast dropping old technology, dropped support… Read More »

HTTP pages will be marked as unsecure in Google Chrome

Many webpages still use HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol – instead of its secured counterpart HTTPS. That extra “S” means that connection is encrypted by protocol TLS/SSL, so nobody can get data like data in formulars or even passwords. This is critical for services like Internet Banking or any e-shop. Never send passwords or any sensitive data via… Read More »

Why to get superfast wi-fi router for slow Internet connection?

A lot of households with Internet connection are using wi-fi routers. No cables, all wirelessly. Wireless connection is really good choice for laptops, smartphones and tablets, just imagine ethernet cable for your Samsung smartphone. Routers with dual-band networking with ac standard are cheaper and cheaper, you can (theoretically) reach 1300 Mbps, but how will it benefit your Internet… Read More »

Smart Internet indicator for Mac – I’m online?

More and more households are getting a wireless router to create Local Area Network (LAN) with Internet connectivity. Router is something like door between your home network and worldwide Internet. Internet connection is, of course, not required to create LAN, you can create home network to link computers together without any access to Internet. Sometimes something goes wrong… Read More »