What Data Should Be Encrypted?

What is encryption? Encryption is the process of converting data to an unrecognizable or “encrypted” form. It is commonly used to protect sensitive information so that only authorized parties can view it. This includes files and storage devices, as well as...

Who Uses the Internet and Why?

Who is Online? 40% of the worlds population uses the Internet.  In 1995, 1% of the worlds population used the Internet.  Visit this site for an up to the second count of the number of users currently online. Internet User Demographics As of January 2014, 87% of...

Mobile Use and the Internet

I live in New Jersey.  On September 19th several cell towers were (as of this writing they have yet to provide an explanation as to what happened) not working.  The result was limited to no Internet service for a small area of New Jersey and New York (small in...

What Are Domain Names?

What is a Domain Name? A domain name is an address on the Internet.  It’s unique to you in the same way that your telephone number is unique to you.  An international address system called the Domain Name System (DNS) was developed to make sure that every computer...

Intuitive Apps

Intuitive: Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.  Easy to use and understand. For older adults or really anyone who might balk at the idea of upgrading to a smartphone, companies are developing intuitive apps that...