We have heard about many cool tech concepts that we would love to know in detail. But the only thing that stops us from doing is the shortage of time. After all, time is moving very fast and we rarely have time for learning something that is not totally necessary. So today we have a list of Top 10 Tech Concepts You want to Know. Check them out!
10. Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is such a subject that you hear time to time, especially if any new legislation is concerned or some tech company is in trouble for doing something really stupid. But you should definitely know about it in today’s world of omnipresent internet.
9. The Windows Registry
We all know about the Windows registry, but we all fear it because it is cryptic and powerful. But it can prove to be really useful for those who know how it works. You can take advantage of the registery tweaks now and then, if you want!
8. Android Task Killers
Android Task Killers were very popular and useful tools a few years back, but now they are actually harmful — but still many cellphone manufacturers recommend them to new users! So you should know what Android Task Killers actually are and why you should never use them on your phone. We might get shocked to know how harmful they can actually be!
7. SSL Encryption (Also Known as HTTPS)
Normally we use http:// but you must have heard of the term https://, yes with an extra ‘s’. But do you really know what it is? You might also know that it encrypts your data for meliorated security, but have you ever thought what is it protecting you from? Well you should definitely know about these things.
HTTPS is a significantly more secure version of HTTP. HTTPS is “a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol with the SSL/TLS protocol to provide encrypted communication and secure identification of a network web server.” [via]
6. What “4G” Really Means
Everyone of us has heard of 4G and almost everyone of us wants to get it. But have you ever thought why? Everyone around us is telling us how cool 4G is and how important it is to get it, but then again, no one gives us the valuable information like how fast is it or what is it or even the pros and cons of it.4
4G refers to fourth generation, and the most recently released, WWAN (wireless wide area network).it offers peak data rates of 128Mbps downstream and 56Mbps upstream. LTE (Long Term Evolution) for GSM technology for cell phones and providing theoretical peak data rates of 100Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream.
5. The Difference Between Lossless and Lossy Music
Do you know what the “bitrate” of your music is? Well do you even know what ‘bitrate’ actually means? Go check out what it means and how lossless music compares to “lossy” music; and if it’s something you should care about.
4. 64-Bit vs. 32-Bit Operating Systems
Whenever you reinstalled Windows or Linux are are given the choice to select between 64-bit and 32-bit versions. Well you might have been told that if you have 4GB of RAM or more, you should go for 64-bit. But do you know why? And what are the 64-bit and the 32-bit operating systems anyway. Knowing about your operating system id really important, don’t you think?
The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. [via]
3. Proper Windows Maintenance
We have to keep our Windows maintained. We have to carry out proper Windows maintainance regularly. But what does proper Windows maintainance actually means? You are required to perform some maintenance tasks for your Pc to keep it running fast and fine, so find out what those tasks are. After reading, you would know enough and you would not have to reinstall Windows from scratch ever again. Use
Update Windows, Run Microsoft Security Essentials, Back up Your Hard Disk, Clean Temporary Files, and Uninstall unwanted Programes, Clean Your Registry and Defragment Your Drives.
2. Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Malware
Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Malware, are all these things the same? If so, then why do they have different name? Well, in order to protect your computer from all these things, we recommend you learn about them. Unless and until you don’t know what you are up against, how can you expect to protect your PC from it?
Malware: The word Malware is short for malicious software, and is a general term used to describe all of the viruses, worms, spyware, and pretty much anything that is specifically designed to cause harm to your PC or steal your information.
Virus: A virus is a program that copies itself and infects a PC, spreading from one file to another, and then from one PC to another when the files are copied or shared.
Spyware: Spyware is any software installed on your PC that collects your information without your knowledge, and sends that information back to the creator so they can use your personal information in some nefarious way.
Scareware: It is a comparatively new type of attack, where a user is tricked into downloading what appears to be an antivirus application, which then proceeds to tell you that your PC is infected with hundreds of viruses, and can only be cleaned if you pay for a full license
Trojan horses: it is such a application that allows your PC to be remotely controlled or in a network of computers affected as a part or botnet. It’s being called Torjan affected computer.
Worms: It’s a security hole in computer network that allows send copies of themselves to other PCs. It’s a speedy worm that affected Computers across a network in a path.
1. Wi-Fi and Networking
In today’s world of omnipresent internet, networking is a must part of any PC owner’s setup, but still when it comes to configuring the networks in our home, most of us don’t even know what to do. You should definitely know about routers, router configuration, Wi-Fi performance, and how to fix problems?
- If you see a good number of Wi-Fi names available from your laptop, or you suspect you might have bad luck in your neighbors’ placement, it’s time to switch channels. You can analysis your Wi-Fi network as following tools : Meraki Wi-Fi Stumbler, inSSIDer (Windows) and iStumbler (MAC).
- Poor Placement is another factor for affecting your Wireless router.
Many complicated tech subjects are present out there, but these were some that we thought every person should know about. And they aren’t even the though ones, all you have to do to learn about them is to read up on them! You can also suggest your feedback in comment box.