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Overview of Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G Data Plans
Mobile data plans for cell phones and other mobile devices can be unlimited or metered. Get an overview of wi-fi, 3G, and 4G data plans here.
Your Android Phone Can Get Your Laptop Online
Learn how to share your Android phone's data connection wirelessly with up to 5 other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
Join a wireless network for internet access or to share files from your computer in five easy steps.
Double Your Internet Speed with This One...
In five minutes you can have much faster internet access by changing the DNS server setting on your router or computer.
How To Use Your Cell Phone To Get Your Laptop...
If you have a cell phone or smartphone with a data plan, you may be able to use it as a modem for your laptop computer. Find out how to tether your cell phone to your computer so you can access the Internet anywhere you go.
What is Tethering and How Does It Work?
Tethering gives you internet access on your laptop or tablet using your cell phone as a modem. Find out more about the pros and cons of tethering and how to tether your cell phone to your computer.
Use Your Laptop's Internet Connection to Get...
Turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot or share its internet connection with your phone or tablet.
What Is a Mobile Hotspot?
Learn more about mobile hotspots, wireless devices or smartphone features that give you 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on multiple devices.
Block Unwanted Calls on Your Cell Phone or...
At the very least,spammy texts and unwanted phone calls are annoying, but on the more disconcerting end, they could also make you lose money. Here are a few ways you can block them.
How to Take a Screenshot on Android
There are a few ways to take a screenshot (or screen capture) on your Android device. Here's how to do it, from built-in methods to special apps.
How to Change the APN Settings on Your Mobile...
Edit the APN and carrier settings on your iPhone, iPad or Android device for troubleshooting or to avoid data charges.
4 Ways to Access High-Speed Wireless Internet...
Learn how to get high speed wireless internet access on your laptop or notebook - an overview of 4G and 3G mobile solutions.
How to Pick the Right Mobile Data Plan for Your...
Find the best mobile data plan for you among the many wireless carriers, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.
Make Your Cell Phone an Internet Hotspot
Use the data plan on your Android smartphone or iPhone for internet access on your laptop. Both the iPhone and Android smartphones have a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot feature so you can share your data connection with multiple devices.
What Is Data Roaming?
What is roaming and how do data roaming fees work? Find out in this quick overview.
Is Your Laptop Too Hot? How to Test Your...
Most laptops are hot, so how do you know if your laptop's temperature is too high or if your hot laptop is normal? Here's how to test your laptop's temperature.
What Is a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Definition and description of wireless (or wi-fi) hotspots (or hot spot).
Speed Master: Boost Your Android Phone or...
Want faster internet access on your Android phone or tablet? This small utility is designed to do the trick--on both rooted and non-rooted devices.
How to Easily Pair Your Laptop to a Mobile Device
Learn how to pair a Bluetooth-enabled laptop with other Bluetooth devices.
How to Get Wireless Internet Access in a Hotel
Learn how to setup your laptop to connect to a wireless network in a hotel. Many hotels now provide free wireless Internet through a service provider and you can find out how to connect wirelessly quickly and easily.
A Simple Guide to Creating a Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi tutorial to connect in a hotspot or other wireless network.
8 Steps to Avoiding Data Roaming Charges
Using a data-enabled cell phone abroad--or even domestically sometimes--can be very expensive. Avoid the surprise of a hefty phone bill when you get home with these suggestions.
How Much Data Will I Need for My Cell Phone?
Find out which mobile data plan is best for you, based on how much you can download on 2GB, 5GB, and other tiered plans.
No Wi-Fi? Use Your iPhone to Get Your Computer...
Learn how to share your iPhone's data connection wirelessly with your computer and other devices at the same time by turning your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot using Personal Hotspot.
How to Use OneNote as the Ultimate Task...
Turn OneNote into a powerful organization tool for managing your tasks, schedule, notes, and more with this free template and system.
Is Your WiFi Network an Easy Target for Hackers?
FAQ about wireless network encryption: WEP vs. WPA
How to Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
Find free wireless Internet access at a bookstore, coffee shop, or restaurant near you.
WiFi Stopped Working? Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It
Troubleshooting tips for when you can't connect to a wireless network.
How to Test and Increase Your Internet Speed
How to get more out of your home Internet access by testing and tweaking Internet connection settings.
What to Do When You Have a Wireless Signal but...
Troubleshooting tips for when you have a wireless connection but no Internet access.
7 Ways to Make Extra Money in Your Spare Time...
These apps will pay you for quick tasks using your smartphone. They're easy but legitimate ways to earn extra money just by being on the go.
What Is Wi-Fi?
Here is the definition and examples of wi-fi wireless technology and how it is used.
No Wi-Fi? Turn Your Bluetooth-Enabled Cell...
Get internet access on your laptop by pairing it with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
Replacing Your Hard Drive? Transfer Your Data...
If you're upgrading your laptop's hard drive to a bigger or faster one (perhaps an SSD?), follow these steps to transfer all your data and applications from the old hard drive to the new one.
What Does Cloud Computing Mean?
Cloud computing services deliver applications entirely online. Learn more about cloud computing and how it enables mobile work.
5 Ways to Access Your Files from Anywhere
Never forget a file again with these ways to connect to your home computer or data while working on the road.
Step by Step Instructions for Tethering Your...
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for using the free PdaNet app to tether your Android phone and use it as a modem for your computer.
Rooting
Definition and examples of rooting for Android devices
Hack Your Netbook's Screen Resolution in 5 Easy...
Need to increase your netbook's screen resolution (needed for some apps to work correctly or just to see more on scren)? All that may be needed is this quick registry hack.
8 Steps to Turn Your Windows Computer into a...
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on Windows 7 with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.
How to Turn Your Cell Phone into a Portable...
Use your cell phone's data plan for internet access on your laptop and devices over Wi-Fi. Here are instructions for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
What's Your Best Internet-on-the-Go Option?
Which Internet on-the-go option is best for you? Compare the pros and cons of using mobile broadband Internet service, wi-fi hotspots, cell phone tethering, and cybercafes.
Mobile Broadband Plans and Services
Mobile broadband service plans for laptops can be monthly subscription plans or prepaid/pay-as-you-go. Find out what the cell phone services are charging and how much data is included.
Share Your Windows Laptop's Internet Connection...
Use this free tool to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a wi-fi hotspot to share your Internet connection over wi-fi with other devices.
Set Up Your Wireless Network in Just 20 Minutes
Learn how to set up and configure a wireless network at home.
How to Sync Your Data Across Multiple Devices
Keep your information up-to-date across all of your computers and mobile devices with these email and file syncing tools.
How to share your Wi-Fi on Android with others
Often you might have wireless internet access on your Android device but your friends or co-workers don't. Maybe you have paid Wi-Fi access at a hotel and they
What Is an Access Point Name (APN)?
Your cellphone's APN setting determines how your phone connects to your wireless carrier for data. Learn more about the Access Point Name and why you might want to change it.
The Best Wireless Data Plans for Frugal Families
Find the best mobile data plan for families, based on whether you want the cheapest data service, unlimited data, or more.
8 Tips for Solving Common VPN Problems
If you're having trouble connecting to the company VPN, here are some settings you can check and quick tips for solving VPN issues at home.
How to Find Your Phone's Unique IMEI or MEID...
Need to find your phone or cellular tablet's unique IMEI or MEID number? Here's how to do so
How to Choose the Right Laptop for Your Lifestyle
Before you decide on which tablet to buy, consider the pros and cons of the iPad versus Android tablets versus Windows 7 and upcoming Windows 8 tablets. Here's a topline comparison of these tablet operating systems.
Top Apps for Tethering Your Android Phone
Use your Android phone as a modem with one of these tethering apps you can download from Android Market.
How to Avoid Data Charges on a Prepaid Cell...
Save your mobile minutes with this trick, which will make sure your apps will only connect over Wi-Fi rather than use your prepaid minutes.
What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Protected...
Definition and examples of WPS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup - for automatically configuring your wireless network.
Need WiFi on the Road? Here Are 7 Portable...
Selection of top wireless travel routers, which are ideal for mobile professionals to take advantage of hotel Internet access or share Internet access while traveling.
These 5 Services Let You Send and Receive Faxes...
You don't need a fax machine to send or receive faxes. These free services let you send a document from your computer to a fax machine or receive faxes by email.
5 Ways Flash Drives Can Make Life Easier
USB thumb drives or memory sticks are inexpensive but really useful tools.
Print Wirelessly with These 5 Bluetooth Printer...
Make it easy to print from any location and any Bluetooth-enabled device that you are working with. You can use laptops and cell phones to send documents to a printer with one of these Bluetooth printer adapters.
10 Tips for Protecting Your Laptop from Cold...
Use these cold weather tips for laptops to ensure that you are using your laptop properly and not causing it any damage.
How to Optimize Your Home WiFi Network in 1...
Get better performance from your Wi-Fi router by avoiding the most crowded channels. Here's how.
How to Send an iPhone or iPad App as a Gift
Giving an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad app is easy and convenient. Apps are affordable, quick to send, and customizable to the recipient.
How to Unlock Your Cell Phone or Smartphone
Learn how to unlock your mobile phone so you can use it on more wireless carriers.
5 Things You Need To Do To Set Up Your New Laptop
How to set up a new laptop, from getting rid of bloatware to backing up your new system.
FAQs About Online Collaboration
Frequently asked questions (and answers) about online collaboration, including the best tools for online collaboration and whether using online collaboration tools is secure.
Top 3 Prepaid Mobile Phone Services
Save a ton of money on your cell phone bill by signing up with an inexpensive (or even free) wireless provider--while still getting all the voice, text, and data you need.
All About Rooting or Jailbreaking Your Phone or...
Jailbreaking and rooting allow you to do things with your smartphone and tablet that you normally can't do. Learn about the differences and benefits of each process here.
International Wireless Internet Service: Get...
Get wi-fi hotspot Internet access just about anywhere in the world when traveling or just on the go with these international wireless Intenret service providers.
How to Select the Right Laptop for Your Needs
Information you need to know to select the correct laptop for your mobile computing needs.
What Is Mobile Broadband?
Learn more about mobile broadband, 3G or 4G wireless Internet access on laptops and other mobile devices.
How to Choose the Best Smartphone for Your...
Use this guide to help select the best smartphone for your work needs.
Google Drive vs Dropbox vs iCloud vs OneDrive:...
Find out which online storage provider--Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, or OneDrive--gives you the best deal. Free storage and pricing compared.
Learn How to Change the Date and Time Zone on...
Learn how to quickly and easily change the date and time zone for your laptop so you will always know the correct date and time zone where you are working.
Top Mobile Printers
A selection of the best mobile printers, by feature, for mobile professionals.
16 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should...
Learn how to use Windows keyboard shortcuts with your laptop. They'll come in handy when you can't use a mouse when working or just to work with your computer faster.
Clever Ways to Monitor Your Mobile Data Usage
Monitor your data usage on your mobile phone or device with these apps and tools
5 Tips for Troubleshooting Spotty Wireless...
Troubleshooting tips for when your wireless connection keeps dropping out.
What Does the Term "Wireless" Mean?
Definition and examples of wireless technology.
What Is an AirCard?
Find out more about aircard Internet access devices.
What Is General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)?
Do you know what GPRS means? Learn more about it here.
How to Access Files on Your Phone Without...
Make sure you can access your files stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, or SkyDrive--from your mobile device even when you don't have internet access. Here's how these services compare on mobile offline access and how to enable it on them.
How to Share Your Computer's Internet Connection
Learn how to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers over wi-fi or your wired network.
The Top 10 Wireless USB Adapters
Wireless USB Wi-Fi adapters are compact and can help you stay connected no matter where you are. Find the top wireless USB adapters here.
How to Encrypt Your Android Phone or iPhone to...
Protect the information on your smartphone from prying eyes and hackers with these simple steps.
10 Features That All the Best Rolling Bags Have
Learn how to identify the best rolling bag or rolling luggage with these 10 features found in high quality cases.
How to Setup a New Android in Just 4 Steps
Got a new Android phone or Android tablet? Here are the first steps you should take to set it up.
Design Your Own Laptop Bag
Here are five sources for designing your own customized and really cool laptop bag.
Why You Should Be Cautious of Overheating Laptops
Find out the signs of overheating laptops, what causes laptops to overheat, and why you need to prevent overheating.
Understanding Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking
Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking allows you to use your Bluetooth cell phone as a modem for your laptop.
Top 7 Rolling Laptop Bags
Rolling laptop cases make traveling and commuting with your computer much easier, especially when you frequent airports and railway stations. Here, a selection of the best rolling laptop cases.
10 Great Apps for Organizing Your To-Do List
These online, mobile, and desktop apps will help you make and maintain a To-Do list.
How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Modem with...
Profile of PdaNet, a tethering app that lets you use your smartphone's data access on your computer.
What Is a VPN?
Definition of VPN, virtual private networking, particularly from a mobile worker or telecommuter's point of view.
5 Stylish Laptop Bags for Women
These 5 laptop bag manufacturers have a great selection of stylish laptop bags and notebook cases for women.
Is Your Laptop Too Hot? 5 Tips for Cooling it...
If your laptop is running very hot, take these steps to cool it down so it doesn't die from overheating.
How to Negotiate a Remote Work Arrangement
5 steps to convincing your employer to let you telecommute.
Best Companies for Telecommuting Jobs...
Find out which companies and types of organizations allow employees to telecommute or work from home.
10 Stylish Yet Functional Laptop Backpacks
Here are some of the most unusual and stylish laptop backpacks around. Carry your laptop safely for work or school in a backpack designed for your computer.
How Can I Make International Calls While...
Find the best way for you to make international calls while traveling: pros and cons of using your cell phone overseas, renting a mobile phone, renting a sim card for your phone, and more.
Learn How to Protect Yourself on Open Wireless...
Protect yourself before you log on to a public wi-fi hotspot with these important mobile security tips.
Prepaid International Mobile Broadband Services
Get high speed wireless Internet access on your laptop in countries around the world by using one of these international mobile broadband rental companies.
Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is a beautiful new smartphone and could be a great productivity tool. At first glance, it might be the best smartphone to date (except for a few issues).
What Exactly Does Your Laptop's Warranty Cover?
Understand laptop warranties and know what coverage you will have with your new laptop.
The Top 5 Free Web Conferencing Tools
Learn more about the best free web conferencing software available today.
How to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android...
Four strategies for freeing up space when you're running out of room on your Android phone or tablet.
FreedomPop's Free 4G Wireless Internet Service
This service offers the best price for mobile internet service: Free. FreedomPop's 4G modems, mobile broadband hotspots, and iPhone and iPod touch cases give you 4G internet access where you go, with no contracts or monthly fees. Here's how it works.
If Your Laptop is Plugged In, Should You Remove...
When using your laptop as a desktop replacement and plugged into an electrical power source, battery care is important to remember. Find out whether you should remove the battery when your laptop is plugged in and how to prolong your laptop's battery life.
What Is Remote Access?
Find out what the term. Mobile Office Technology.
Bluetooth Basics
An updated look at what bluetooth technology is and can do.
Surf the Web Anywhere with These 7 Tablets and...
A selection of ground-breaking mini computers and internet tablets for mobile computing (September 2010)
How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop in 6 Easy...
How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop for Presentations. How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop for Presentations
Jailbreaking
Definition and examples of jailbreaking for iPhones, iPods, Android devices, and other mobile phones
What Is a Wi-Fi Direct Device?
Wi-Fi Direct devices can be directly connected to each other without a traditional network. Learn more about Wi-Fi Direct.
7 Tips for Improving Your Phone's Battery Life
Improve your cell phone's battery life and keep your phone from dying on you when you need it most with these basic settings and top tips.
If I overcharge my laptop battery, will the...
Should you overcharge your laptop battery to improve it's life span? What happens when you overcharge a laptop battery. Find out if this is good practice for your laptop.
Can I Use My Smartphone When Traveling to...
Find out if you can use your smartphone in another country.
How to Clean Your Laptop in Six Steps
Get your laptop computer sparkling clean in no time.
How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone, iPad,...
Capture a screenshot (picture of what's on your screen) from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with these instructions.
How To Pair a Bluetooth Headset & Motorola...
Learn how to pair your Bluetooth enabled headset and cell phone so that you can safely work handsfree.
How to Automatically Backup the Photos and...
Never lose a photo or video from your phone or tablet. These free tools automatically save your photos and videos to your computer and the cloud.
How to Keep Your Gadgets Cool in Hot Weather
When temperatures climb, make sure your laptop, tablet, and smartphone don't overheat or get damaged from summer activities (like visits to the beach)
Client Devices
Learn what client devices are. Mobile Office Technology.
The Best Laptops on the Market for Under \$500
Want to know what are the best laptops you can buy without spending a lot of money? Here's a selection of cheap but reliable laptops that are great for work and play that you can buy for under $500 and even as low as around $300.
How Should I Write My Remote Work Proposal?...
Present your supervisor or employer a detailed remote work proposal outlining your strategy for success as a telecommuter.
5 Main Types of Mobile Payments
Mobile payments technology and services replace credit cards and cash with cell phones and other mobile devices. Here's a quick look at the five main types of mobile payments and the main companies and services, like Google Wallet, Square, and PayPal, offering mobile payment and mobile wallet services.
Is It Safe to Use a Cell Phone While It's...
Do you run the risk of being seriously hurt by your cell phone exploding while it is connected to a power outlet to be charged?
5 Steps for Setting Up an Ad Hoc Wireless Network
Learn how to set up an ad hoc, or computer-to-computer, wireless network with these simple steps.
The 6 Best Buys in Laptop Desks or Stands
When you don't need a full-sized desk and want to work on your laptop comfortably without taking up a lot of space, a mobile laptop stand will fit the bill.
What Is Internet Connection Sharing?
Definition and examples of internet connection sharing or ICS on Windows computers.
A Guide to Windows 8 Tablet Computers
Windows 8 touchscreen laptops and hybrid tablet PCs promise the sweet touch interaction of tablets with the productivity-enhancing laptop keyboards. Here's a roundup of some of the most interesting Windows 8 laptops you can touch or type on.
Is it safe to use an open wireless network?
There's an open wireless network near you. Is it safe to connect to it? Before you connect, find out the risks and how to protect your information.
7 Excellent Free Productivity Apps for the iPad
You just got a new iPad, congratulations! There are a ton of free iPad apps that can make you more productive and help you in your work, from to-do apps to office suites. Here are some of the best ones you can download right now.
What Is Groupware?
Definition, benefits, and examples of groupware, also known as collaboration software
The Hidden Setting That Saves Mobile Data When...
How to conserve your mobile data when you connect your Wi-Fi-only Android tablet to a mobile hotspot or your phone
The Benefits of Online Collaboration Tools
Find out about the benefits of online collaboration, and how a good online collaboration tool can improve the way you work with your colleagues.
Comparison of OtterBox Cell Phone Cases
OtterBox offers serious mobile device protection. Learn more about OtterBox cases and which one is best for you.
How To Share Your Internet Connection on a Mac...
Learn how to share a single Internet connection on a Mac with multiple devices over wi-fi.
Before You Buy a Business Computer: Features to...
Find out what features and specs to take into consideration when buying a laptop or desktop computer for work purposes, whether you work from home or on the road.
Google Hangouts Review - Google+'s Video...
Learn more about Google Hangouts, the new video chatting service available on Google+. Find out more about how you can start a video chat, invite other users in your circle, share YouTube videos and chat. See how it compares to Skype and other video chatting services.
Mobile Edge Enhanced Wi-Fi Locator
Learn more about the Mobile Edge enhanced wi-fi locator, small enough to fit on your keychain.
What is Green IT?
Definition and some examples of green IT or green computing.
What Are the System Requirements for Windows 8?
Is your old laptop capable of running Windows 8? Will your devices and programs still work with the new operating system? Here's what you need to know.
What Are Portable Devices?
Learn what portable devices are and how mobile workers can use them.
Top 8 Airline Travel Tips When Traveling with...
Make sure your next trip to the airport isn't a hassle and doesn't result in losing your laptop. Use these tips to make your trip more enjoyable and safe.
Become a Telecommuter or Find a Work-From-Home...
Learn how to find and apply for a work-from-job or turn your current job into a telecommuting position.
What is 802.11? Which wireless protocol should...
Get the lowdown on wireless protocol 802.11 and whether you should stick with 802.11g or upgrade to the latest 802.11n version.
The 5 Best Online Meeting Tools
Learn more about the best online meeting and web conferencing tools for your business. Learn about GoToMeeting, WebEx, Adobe Connect Pro, DimDim and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Laptop Bag Buyer's Guide
This laptop bag buyer's guide can help you select the right laptop bag to suit your needs.
Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: How to connect to...
Find out more about ad hoc, computer-to-computer wireless networks.
The 5 Best Wireless Routers on the Market
Learn about the best wireless routers available today and speed up your home network.

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