Network and Internet
If you are using the internet regularly, it is highly unlikely that you have not encountered the term peer-to-peer or P2P. Whether it was mentioned in a news article, on TV, or in a conversation with a friend, who told you that he just downloaded the latest version of Linux through P2P, you may have stumbled upon this term. If you want to know what peer-to-peer networks are, what P2P is used for, and also see some peer-to-peer network examples, you should read this article:
Adobe Flash used to be one of the most widely used technologies for displaying media-rich content on the web. However, as web content creators moved away from it and towards the faster and more secure open web technologies, even Adobe threw in the towel, announcing they would stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020 and determining major tech companies like Google to do the same. Flash's phase-out from Chrome has now reached the stage where it is blocked by default, but you can still use it if you need to access websites that rely on it.
Knowing how to connect your Mac to a wireless network can come in handy in a variety of situations. Maybe you just got a new device running on macOS, or you want to connect your MacBook to the Wi-Fi in your favorite coffee shop. Either way, this guide aims to give you all the information you need to connect your Mac to any wireless network. It is easier than you think, so let's get started:
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are useful to encrypt your traffic, when you connect to public Wi-Fi, or to access your company's network while traveling. Odds are that, besides your Windows devices, you want to use a VPN on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here is how to set up a VPN on your Android device, connect and disconnect from the VPN, and remove the VPN connection from Android:
Picture this: you come home after a day's work, and you want to read a book while listening to your favorite music. You power up your computer, launch your favorite media player, load your music playlist and throw yourself in bed, book in hand. You start reading, but only a few seconds in, you realize the music is too loud, and you need to turn down the volume. The only problem is that you're too lazy to get up and do it yourself.
Mercku is a startup that has successfully run a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to launch what they call "the world's most powerful MESH Wi-Fi router." The product is named M2 Hive, and it is made out of five devices: an M2 wireless router, and four M2 Bees that connect to the router. Together, they create a mesh Wi-Fi system. If you are bored with the old brand names and their Wi-Fi products, check this review for Mercku M2 Hive and see what a startup has to offer:Mercku M2 Hive: Who is it good for?
This whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system is a suitable choice for:
Key reinstallation attacks or KRACK are cyberattacks that exploit a vulnerability in the way WiFi networks encrypt and transmit data, with the aim of stealing what is transmitted over the network. Such attacks can result in theft of sensitive information or can be used as man-in-the-middle attacks, serving the victim a fake website or injecting malicious code into a legitimate site. Recently, researchers from ESET have revealed that some Echo and Kindle devices from Amazon are vulnerable to this attack.
Just like its name, which comes from a pun on the word hi-fi (high fidelity), the Wi-Fi icon is recognized universally, and users look for it instinctively on their computers and devices. But what if the Wi-Fi icon is missing from your Mac? How can you enable it? Or maybe you don't use it that much and want to hide it? Here is how to enable or disable the Wi-Fi icon in macOS:
We are living in the age of the internet and wireless connections, and most people have a wireless router in their homes. Wi-Fi has become a common term in our vocabulary, but wireless networking standards are not easy to understand or even pronounce. That is because they have complicated names, invented by network engineers and corporations. Do you know what 802.11ax is? What about 802.11ad, or 802.11ac? Did you hear the news that these names are changing into simpler terms like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, or Wi-Fi 4? Do you want to understand what all that means and why it matters?
ASUS RT-AX92U is an exciting mesh WiFi system for several reasons. One of them is the fact that it has a dedicated wireless backhaul, that uses the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless standard, which is a lot faster than Wi-Fi 5. Here is what you get in terms of real-life performance, from ASUS RT-AX92U and its Wi-Fi 6 backhaul: