speed

Wed
28
Oct
John Lister's picture

Facebook to Test Ultra Slow Connections on Tuesdays

Facebook is to deliberately slow down the Internet connections of its employees on Tuesdays. It's not designed to deter web use, but rather to help staff think about the needs of users across the world. The program will only affect visits to the ... Facebook site itself, rather than access to the entire Internet. It will also be voluntary: the first time an employee logs on to Facebook on a Tuesday, they'll get a pop-up menu asking them if they want to take the "2G Tuesday option." Site Will Run At One-Hundredth 'Normal' Speed If an employee agrees, then all their use of ... (view more)

Fri
27
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Web Pages Load Slow, but I have Fast Internet. Why?

Infopackets Reader Paul H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded my Internet connection speed through my Internet Service Provider, and I now have 60MB broadband service. As I expected, I have really fast downloads and web pages load lightening ... fast. However, some websites are considerably slower than I would expect, even slower than before the upgrade. Any ideas why that might be? " My Response: There are many reasons why some pages don't load as fast as others, even if you upgraded your broadband. The most important point to understand is that even though you have a fast ... (view more)

Wed
20
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'DSpeech 1.58', and 'FCC Speed Test 1.53'

DSpeech 1.58 This is a text-to-speech program that boasts ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) technology. That means it's able to read out written text in a very clear and effective way. Features include unique and customizable voices. ... http://dimio.altervista.org/ FCC Speed Test 1.53 This special application provides an accurate measurement of your mobile broadband performance. It then provides you with relevant data, including download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss information. That means you can easily track your mobile broadband performance over time. https://play.google.com ... (view more)

Thu
25
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Smarter Data Handling Could Make Net Faster

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they've developed a system that could help speed up the Internet. The research is designed to find an alternative to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) system. TCP is the set of ... rules that govern the way data moves around the Internet. Whenever data travels online, it's broken down into small chunks known as 'packets' (in effect, info packets!). Often, these packets take different routes around the various connections that make up the net, then get reassembled at their destination. Net Currently Favors Accuracy Over Speed ... (view more)

Thu
20
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.15', and 'Free File Wiper 1.62'

Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.15 Save time with Speed Dial for Firefox, which gives you instant access to your favorite websites. This program loads in a special tab and shows you thumbnail views of assigned websites. Those thumbnails are then ... refreshed automatically in the background. http://speeddial.uworks.net Free File Wiper 1.62 Use this program when you want to make sure a file is deleted forever. All you need to do is select a file with a right click of the mouse and then choose to "Send to / Free File Wiper". Please keep in mind that files deleted using this program are gone ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Firefox Version 18: Mozilla Boosts Browsing Speed

Mozilla says the next edition of its popular Firefox browser, Firefox 18, will be the fastest version of the browser yet released. The company also says the new Firefox's security capabilities have been significantly improved over previous versions. ... In a recent blog post, Mozilla vice president of engineering Johnathan Nightingale took some time to outline improvements to the Firefox formula for version 18, which is currently available for free download and use. "The Firefox of today is significantly better than the Firefox of a year ago in every way," Nightingale said. (Source: pcmag.com ) ... (view more)

Thu
20
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

'RSSOwl 2.1.6', and 'Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.12'

RSSOwl 2.1.6 RSSOwl is a free and easy-to-use news feed reader for your computer. It lets you collect, examine, and search the latest news by using a convenient and streamlined user interface. This convenient tool is now available for Windows, Mac ... OS X, and Linux. http://www.rssowl.org Speed Dial for Firefox 0.9.6.12 Access your favorite Internet websites quickly and easily using Speed Dial for the Firefox browser. By loading your most-visited websites in a special thumbnail tab, this program allows you to return to your favorite sites with just a single click. Thumbnail tabs are updated as ... (view more)

Fri
03
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7', and 'HD Speed 1.7.5.100'

Files Terminator Free 2.3.0.7 Files Terminator Free is an easy-to-use application that allows users to permanently delete their files on their computer, and so free up disk space. This free utility software also protects the user's privacy by ... permanently deleting sensitive documents, images, videos and other files, so they can't be retrieved by hackers or others trying to steal information. http://weebly.com HD Speed 1.7.5.100 HD Speed is a free software tool that measures both the sustained and burst data transfer rates of your computer's hard disks, CD / DVD-roms, flash cards / USB sticks, ... (view more)

Fri
27
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Comcast Platinum Plan: Download HD Movie in 20 Mins

Comcast has unveiled what may be the fastest broadband service ever offered to home users: a maximum speed of 305 megabits per second (Mbps). It's a plan that will cost subscribers $300 a month. The new package is part of Comcast's program to ... increase the speed of its fastest packages, including Xfinity Blast at 50 Mbps, Xfinity Extreme at 105 Mbps, and the new Xfinity Platinum at 305 Mbps. The slightly odd number (305 Mbps) has clearly been chosen to beat out rival Verizon's premium package, which tops out at 300 Mbps. The Verizon service is cheaper -- $205 a month -- but requires a two-year ... (view more)

Thu
29
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

'Hotspot Shield 2.52', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5'

Hotspot Shield 2.52 Hotspot Shield is a software utility that adds security to every one of your browsing sessions. It also detects and blocks malware, shields your privacy from snoopers, and still allows you to access all your favorite sites. Using ... this software, you can protect your computer and digital data from high-tech snoopers lurking at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, and airports, as well as corporate offices and ISP hubs. Note: the free version of this software is supported by advertising that displays as the software operates. http://www.anchorfree.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.5 CPU ... (view more)

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