When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down that you need to know about.
Today, the library is as essential as ever. I mean physical libraries, the same brick-and-mortar buildings that have been lending books since the dawn of America. However, how does a place full of hardbacks and CDs keep pace with the digital universe? By adapting to its logic and evolving with the times. Armed with a simple library card, you can put your tax money to good use and support one of the noblest institutions there is – all the while enjoying a near-limitless supply of literature, periodicals, music, movies, and even free office space.
You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Did they end up in a junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? Are your recipients even receiving them? The ambiguity can be frustrating.
Thumb drives used to be so cool. They were simple and portable, and yes, about the size of a human thumb. Those days are over. Cloud technology has made USB drives redundant and worse, a liability since they could easily get lost. Most of them have vanished into junk drawers, exiled with old cellphones and various chargers, forgotten. It’s time to give thumb drives a new lease on their electronic lives.
The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. With different areas of data collection, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.