Making Your Computer Rock-Solid

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Making Your Computer Rock-Solid

If you are like me, you might rely heavily on your computer for work everyday. Unfortunately, if you haven't reinforced your system with security software and system updates, your computer might not last forever. A few years ago, I was plugging along when my computer completely died. After spending hundreds of dollars on manufacturer repairs, a friend of mine who worked in computer services taught me a few tips. I want to teach you to make your computer rock-solid, so that you don't have to deal with surprise system failures and annoying glitches. After all, nothing is worse than a computer with problems.

Don't Delay: Upgrade Your High Speed Internet Today

When's the last time you thought about your high-speed Internet? If you upgraded to a cable modem long ago but have barely looked at the details of what it can do since then, you might be missing out. Internet options today are faster than ever and there's a good chance your high-speed Internet provider has made some significant updates to their network if it's been many years since your last upgrade. Here are three reasons why you might want to call your Internet provider to talk about upgrading your high-speed Internet.

You Want to Stream TV in 4K

Have you seen those 4K television sets the last time you were in an electronic store? While it's possible to get some 4K channels through a high-end cable box, a lot of 4K content today is streamed over the Internet. 

The problem is that if your "high-speed" is only entry level, you might not have a fast enough connection to stream in 4K. Contact your Internet provider and see how much more it would cost to get a plan that can let you stream the very best-looking content available.

You Have a Bigger Family Now

When you first moved into your home, maybe it was just you and your spouse. In the years that have passed since you now have children in your home and they are old enough to start watching YouTube videos on their own tablets. Maybe you even have a slightly older kid now who is getting interested in video games. The more people in your home that connect to the Internet, the slower the experience will be for everyone if you don't have enough bandwidth. Contact your Internet provider about getting a faster package so everyone can be online with no hiccups.

Start Video Conferencing with the Grandkids

It's pretty easy to start a video conference today either through your computer or through multiple apps on your phone or tablet. But if your high-speed Internet is currently only giving you the most basic plan, you might not have a fast enough connection to video conference with the best picture possible. If there is a new addition to your extended family that you'd like to see more often, video conferencing can be a great way to do it. But first, you have to make sure your Internet is up to the job.

Contact your high-speed Internet provider today for more information.