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Tech Tip
by Brad Appleby
Appleby Arts

Speed Test


If you have any topics that you would like to find out more about, or a topic for my article, just e-mail me: brad@applebyarts.com, or call me at (702) 294-1392. Visit my web site at www.applebyarts.com.

Do you ever wonder if your internet connection is as fast as what you pay for?

Go to www.speedtest.net and click on the pyramid near you to start the test. Then, in a few seconds, you will get the test results. Your internet speed is reported in two categories. Download Speed – which is the speed your computer receives files and websites from the internet, and Upload Speed – which is the speed your computer sends files to the internet. Your internet provider will bill you by the upload and download speeds you receive. Usually, the more you pay, the faster the upload and download speeds.

I pay for 8mb of download speed and ½ mb of upload speed. The test showed that I receive 8271 kbps (kilobits per second) download speed and 521 kbps upload speed. 1000 kbps is about 1mb. Check out the site to see if your internet speed is slow or not.

Now that you are up to speed, where does everyone find all the jokes and other funny and interesting stuff on the Internet? On Google, of course. If you have all day, you can search the Internet to find some stuff or you can check out a few of the sites I have listed here.

Worth1000.com is a great site to see some crazy pictures and learn some Photoshop skills. You will never again believe a picture for what it is. Ever. Deepfun.com is a blog web site with a lot of stories and information. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see a list called Labels, and then clink on what interests you. Dpreview.com has a lot of information about cameras that you may want to know, including reviews, buying guides and camera comparisons. Engadget.com will give you news of new gadgets that are coming out.

Don’t forget bouldercitymagazine.com to read all of my current and back articles.

Don’t forget to back up your files! I have seen 3 hard drive failures in the last month. That means you lose everything! Unless you back up!

For more information on this and other tech issues, contact Brad at (702) 294-1392 or www.applebyarts.com.




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