Net Neutrality and the Death of the Internet?

The future of the internet is being decided by the Federal Communication Commission and American legislators are under a great deal of pressure for the decision they are about to make. On December 14th, 2017 legislation will decide the future of Net Neutrality or fair use of the internet. To help cut through the noise we have laid out the debate in this short video to help you understand why this legislation is important and what you can do about it.

There are many questions to address such as, should the internet be free, who should pay for access, should large companies and special interest groups get preference over small business because they can afford it. No matter your stance on the issue, it is important to understand both sides of the argument.

Over the next several weeks there will be a lot of campaigning to try and sway the conversation. With the major internet service providers or ISP’s like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon on one side and major tech companies like Google, YouTube, Netflix and Facebook on the other, there is going to be a lot of confusion and mixed information. In the middle, you have the FCC and key players like Ajit Pai who’s opinions you will also be haring a lot of in the coming weeks.

Before you take a hard stance on either side, be sure that you take a moment to be informed about the conversation. These decisions affect us all and if you are going to make your voice heard, it is important to know what you stand for and why.


How to get Gmail to work with Outlook 2016

Are you using both Outlook and Gmail? Maybe you want to separate your work life from your personal life. You may also want to access both accounts from one dashboard. This is possible but you need to get Gmail to play nice with Outlook and vice versa.

Gmail considers Outlook to be an insecure application, meaning that Gmail will not export mail to Outlook unless you give it express permission. This will require you to go into your Gmail settings and give permission to “allow less secure apps”. By doing this, you are telling Google that it is okay to export mail to another application that it deems less secure than Gmail.

Once you have this feature turned on, you can access your Outlook account and add in Gmail. After completing these steps you will be able to see your mail from your Gmail account in your Outlook dashboard. You can also choose to see these two mailboxes separately or together if you have a preference. For detailed instructions on how to make these mail application work together, watch our how-to video.

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