Netflix’s own speed test — fast.com — initially just tested a user’s download bandwidth, the most important factor for streaming on-demand content. This week, however, the company added upload and latency testing to fast.com, making it more useful as an all-around Internet speed test and perhaps indicating an expansion of Netflix’s service to include real-time content.
If you visit the same few sites every day, then a convenient thing would be to have Safari open all of them when you launch the program. If you’ve got your most important bookmarks stored in a single folder, this is really simple to do, too! In today’s article, we’ll tell you how to set up a bookmarks folder in Safari and then how to launch all those links on startup.
If you’re using Google Drive on your Mac, you may have noticed that you can’t view or edit your Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides files when you don’t have an Internet connection. Luckily, Google has a way to enable offline access for these files, but it requires just a bit of configuration. Here’s how it all works!
Your iPhone or iPad will automatically reconnect to old networks once they’re in range. This can be handy for trusted networks like those at home or the office, but just because you connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot once doesn’t mean that you want to automatically connect again in the future. Here’s how to tell your iPhone to “forget” these unwanted Wi-Fi networks and stop reconnecting on its own.
Part productivity motivator and part social experiment, The Internet in Real-Time is a very cool live look at how the Web grows from second-to-second. The folks at PennyStocksLab created the tool to track 23 online metrics, counting the number of Tweets, the number of emails sent, the number of hours of Netflix video watched, and so on.
Most people like to check a specific set of websites each day, such as local news, weather, sports scores, and stocks. Instead of bookmarking these sites and then manually launching them each morning, why not configure your Mac to launch them for you when you log in? Here’s how to have websites launch automatically at login in OS X.