Wireless Network | Mobile-PC-Medics.comFast internet connections are better than slower connections, so here are a few tips to improve the effectiveness of your wireless connections throughout your house. Obviously, placing the router in a central location in your home is one of the most important steps in improving your WiFi coverage. Other things to consider to improve your WiFi include configuring old routers as wireless access points (AP) and upgrading your routers antennas.

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Google recently purchased satellite company Skybox Imaging | Mobile-PC-Medics.comSeeking to further expand its global reach, Google purchased satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million. While the immediate impact of the deal will be improvements to Google Maps and Google Earth, the hope is for the satellites to eventually aid in spreading the internet to parts of the world that have never had web access before, or whose connections have been knocked out by natural or man-made disasters.

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Cybercrime results in roughly $400 billion in losses annually | Mobile-PC-Medics.comIt is estimated that cybercrime across the globe results in $400 billion in losses annually. While lower than the $1 trillion figure that McAfee claimed back in 2009, most estimates for damages in cybercrime range from $375 billion to $575 billion, which is more than the gross domestic product of most countries worldwide.

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Google Chrome | Mobile-PC-Medics.comGoogle Chrome is the preferred browser of individuals searching the Internet, with over 58 percent of people favoring it over the likes of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. There are several hints and features that make the experience on Google Chrome even better, including the ability to search directly within other websites using the search bar, the ability to use the omnibox as a calculator and conversion tool, and the ability to drag URLs directly from the web to your desktop.

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Google Chrome | Mobile-PC-Medics.comAt long last, Google is expected to introduce test versions of 64-bit code versions of the Chrome browser for Windows, which had been continuing to run using 32-bit code. The update to 64-bit will not only increase the browsing speed for users, but it will also keep web surfers safer from online threats as well.

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Netflix | Mobile-PC-Medics.comKnown for its massive lists of recommendations and choices that can take hours to sort through, Netflix would like to see the number of choices shrink markedly, to just a handful of targeted selections. Netflix is in the process of greatly enhancing the algorithms behind their recommendations, which should pare down the number of titles it offers to users to around three or four.

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Twitter | Mobile-PC-Medics.comBecause of the high volume of tweets that can flood your feed, Twitter has now introduced a feature that allows you to “Mute” your followers if you no longer want to see what they are posting. While this is similar to the “Block” function that already existed, muting someone on Twitter can be done so without sending them a message.

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Google Wallet | Mobile-PC-Medics.comSeveral improvements are coming to Google Wallet, the most important of which is that users will be able to readily change Google accounts on their phones, something that was not possible before. It will also be easier for companies to install Google Wallet Instant Buy buttons in their titles, allowing people the ability to shop on their smartphones even more easily.

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Twitter logo | Mobile-PC-Medics.comEveryone knows that there are bots on Twitter, but now there is work being done to identify potentially harmful ones. Researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington have developed an app called Bot or Not, which will help people discover the bots that deliver misinformation or even malware.

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Alert Logic | MobilePCMedics.comAs more and more individuals and companies are storing their data in the cloud, online attackers are focusing more of their efforts there, according to a report by Alert Logic. While the number of these attacks was four times higher in Europe than in the United States, people across the globe, especially business owners, need to be cognizant of the risk that storing applications and data in the cloud poses.

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