Can a totally wireless connection really deliver broadband speed? Clear, a WiMAX provider makes that promise. Is it enough to pull the plug on cable and DSL?
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Sharing files with a Mac got much easier and much more robust with the release of Leopard. And if you're on the fence about Time Machine, don't be: It's pretty good despite the eye candy.
Here are a handful of Internet applications every Mac owner needs to know about. Some have their flaws, but they'll your daily 'net experience better.
Some security experts say we need to do the impossible: Create and memorize a unique password for each and every service we use. But there are options this nifty Web site or just write them down.
Need to contact another computer on the Internet? You usually rely on a DNS server to look up the host's IP address. but the system has a few issues that make it occasionally frustrating. Here's how you can use hosts files for immediate access.
A steady stream of potential vulnerabilities are routinely announced, patched and forgotten. However, it's exploits the DNA of the worms and viruses that you need to be cautious about.
The choices we make in terms of our network infrastructure will matter for a lot more than how quickly we can view streaming video. They might end up being our lifeline to apps our businesses depend on.
Though the show tends to feature enterprise-grade networking wares, Networld Interop featured plenty to keep things interesting for SOHO and small business networkers.
This week we look at two handy, free tools that make using Macs a little nicer for practical networkers. And we take a peek at one that costs a little, but offer good value.
If you're concerned about maintaining maximum privacy and security, Little Snitch's user interface and low price is an attractive option.
If anyone could write a decent anti-virus package for Windows, it'd have to be Microsoft, right? Unfortunately, that argument fails miserably in reality.
In part two of our two-part step-by-step series, we introduce your new IM server to the wider Internet.
Why set up your own instant messaging server? It's secure, you add the services you want, you control the namespace and there are plenty of other reasons. In part one of our two-part, step-by-step series, we get started with Wildfire a slick open source IM platform.
The battle of Windows vs. Linux or Mac people is a case of everybody being to some degree right combined with an abundance of human obnoxiousness. Regardless of which camp you're in, security threats are changing.
When it comes to keeping outsiders off your home or office wireless network, a little security can go a long way.
Computer security vendors have a field day this time of year, because journalists are quickly running out of things to write about and the security industry has been saving up scary numbers all year long.
Sizing up Linux for your next networking project? You can take a pass on the holy wars and still reap the benefits.
You can soon buy licenses to Windows Vista Business and Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 ahead of the general launch. Don't be fooled: Microsoft isn't doing small business owners any favors here.
Here are four things you should in the hour after you've happily observed that you've "got ping" (i.e., a network connection) to make your network a little safer.
Vendors that are selling 802.11n have decided the imperatives of their product cycles trump the long-term benefit of their customers, who they're busy turning into beta testers.
This simple, powerful productivity suite offers Microsoft Office features and compatibility with Office documents. The big difference is the small price tag.
Three years from drawing the final curtain on its venerable e3000 platform, Hewlett Packard says it's on track to phase the system out, and has announced storage upgrades, software patches, and HP-UX purchase incentives meant to keep its customers happy, and in the HP fold.