Internet Technology

We look to the Internet for news, socializing, shopping, research and more. From HTML code to instant messaging, we'll break down what's really going on whenever you log on, send an e-mail, visit a popular Web site or post to a blog.

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How Klout Works

Klout is an online service that tracks your digital, well, clout. Is it a useful tool for navigating the social networking realm or a useless toy for social media showoffs? We'll consider the pros and cons.

How Facebook Timeline Works

In early 2012, Facebook rolled out its new Timeline, which replaced the personal wall format that users had been accustomed to. Some love it, some hate it -- but what's the logic behind the change?

5 Signs Your Facebook Post Will Land You on Failbook

Failbook is set up to showcase all the wins, fails and facepalms that haunt the spidery halls of Facebook (and other social networks). So what is a "fail," and how do you know if you're committing one?

How Google Plus Works

Google has tried to launch social-based products before with limited success. Could Google Plus break the trend and become the next big social network?

How the Google Cloud Works

Google is pushing people to abandon the trend of buying fast personal computers in favor of cloud services. What exactly is the Google Cloud, and how could it change computing?

How Music Clouds Work

Thanks to music clouds, you can access enormous libraries of music virtually anywhere you can get Internet access. How do they operate, and what are their limitations?

How a Cloud Antivirus Works

Cloud computing has opened a whole new world of storage and Web interaction options for users, but is it the best way to protect your computer?

How the Apple iCloud Works

Apple's entry into the cloud storage market promises to synchronize all of your devices -- as long as they're made by Apple. How does iCloud stack up to its competitors?

Does 'to the cloud' mean the same thing as 'let's Google that'?

Buzz phrases often distort the meanings of the words they contain, and sayings related to technology are no exception. We break down two common phrases to see if their meanings are synonymous.

Are my files really safe if I store them in the cloud?

Cloud storage is quickly becoming the standard for our online data. What are the risks of moving your files to cloud servers?

5 Ways to Keep Your Information Secure in the Cloud

As we store more and more of our data on cloud servers, are we leaving ourselves unprotected? Learn how to minimize your risk and keep your information secure.

What is a search engine spider?

Search engine spiders have different tasks. Learn about search engine spiders in this article.

How to Send Text Messages Through Your Computer

If your fingers ache from trying to type text messages from your smartphone or cell phone, you'll be happy to know how easy it is to send them via your computer.

How to Set up Wi-Fi on your Laptop

You want to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop in this article.

What do you think the Internet will be like in 2050?

The Internet has gone from a little-known military and educational network to an important part of life for millions of people around the world. What kinds of changes will the Internet go through by the year 2050, and how will they affect us?

How to Sign Up for Facebook

If you're wondering what the big deal is about Facebook, you might be tempted to join. How do you become a member?

How to Start a Blog

A lot of online writers make blogging look easy. What if you've got something you want to share with the online community?

How to Use Twitter

Since its 2006 launch, the social media site has become a common tool by which people and businesses connect and share information. For those yet to try it, fear not; use this guide to get started down the Twitter road.

How to Use Facebook

Facebook has over 750 million active users who, on average, share over 30 billion pieces of content per month. It's fun -- and useful -- because so many people and so much information are there. So, how can you get started using Facebook?

How to Use Skype

Video calling still seems like the stuff of science fiction, but, thanks to technologies like Skype, it's becoming more practical in the real world. So, what's this Skype thing, and how do you use it?

How to Upload Photos on Facebook

These days, even the most curmudgeonly soul has a Facebook page, but not every user knows the ins and outs of its features. Take uploading photos, for example. How savvy are you when it comes to sharing pictures with friends and family?

How to Edit Pictures on Facebook

Pictures are the heart of Facebook, so knowing how to organize and edit them skillfully can only make your social media experience better, right? Get some handy tips on editing pictures on Facebook in this article.

How to Make a Fan Page on Facebook

Facebook fan pages are like anything else on the Internet: easy to do fast and dirty, and more complicated and time-consuming to do right. How can you make a great page to represent your brand, band or other personal mission?

How to See Who Views Your Facebook Profile

With all the Internet spying going on out there, it seems like it would be easy to know who's viewing your Facebook profile. Lots of apps promise they can, but can they really?

How to Send Pictures From Your Phone to Facebook

You've just snapped some masterful photographs with your cell phone and are raring to share them with friends and family on Facebook. Don't know how? This article will guide you.