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Can You Increase Your Download Speeds Without Increasing Your Bill?

Guest Post: Can You Increase Your Download Speeds Without Increasing Your Bill?

We live in a world of streaming video. Whether you’re an avid YouTube user, a Netflix buff, or a lover of classic, epic films, the only thing most of us need to be able to enjoy our favorite movies is a good internet connection.

However, as you likely know, this can be much harder to come by than it should be. Internet companies tend to over promise and under deliver, and their rates seem to just keep going up, which is frustrating, to say the least.

So if you’re getting a lot of loading and buffering screens while trying to watch movies, then it might be a good idea to consider trying to boost your speeds. But this doesn’t always mean increasing your bill.

Here’s how you can do it:

Change the Type of Internet You Have

Dedicated Service Line (DSL) internet was the first form of broadband internet ever invented, and it’s terribly out of date. The only way it can deliver a decent internet connection is if you live right next to your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) service center, which isn’t likely.

Satellite is another internet type you should try to avoid. It’s only benefit is that it can provide a connection to remote areas, but connection speeds tend to be rather slow.

Your best options are going to be cable and fiber optic internet. The speeds these connection types offer can get you way past 30 Mbps, which is what you need for easy streaming.

If you don’t have cable or fiber optic internet, then you can likely switch without having to increase your current bill.

Telecommunications companies are always running promotions to get people to sign up for their service, and this usually means you can get a low rate for switching.

It’s true they may try to jack the price up after a certain period of time, so you’ll need to remain vigilant to make sure you don’t get stuck with a hefty bill in a year’s time. But meanwhile, this can be a great way to boost internet speeds without having to incur an additional expense.

Check Your Equipment

While you may be paying for a super fast connection, this won’t matter if your equipment is out of date.

The first thing you will want to do is check the equipment provided by your ISP, mainly your modem.

They don’t make it a habit of checking up on you to see that you have the most updated gear, but they will often replace it for little or no charge since old hardware can have an effect on the speeds they are allowed to deliver across the network.

After you’ve checked your modem, take a look at your router. Most of us access the internet through WiFi because, let’s face it, it’s awesome.

However, routers are made to handle the connection speeds of their day, and things are almost always getting faster.

As a result, if you bought your router five years ago, there’s a good chance it can’t handle the speed currently being delivered through your connection.

There should be something on the router that tells you its capabilities. Compare this to what your ISP is promising, and if there is a major difference, consider investing in a new router.

Doing this is better than upgrading your connection because it’s a one-time cost. A good router will cost you around $60, but it will get you much faster internet.

Consider Going Old School

If you think the problem is your router but you don’t want to spend the money on a new one, then one alternative is to go old school and plug your device in using an ethernet cord.

Connections delivered over the cord do tend to be faster, and this won’t cost you a thing, unless of course, you need to buy a cable, which won’t run you more than just $20.

A good in-between solution is to only use your ethernet cable when streaming or doing other types of intense internet use, such as gaming. This way you won’t suck up all of the router’s bandwidth, allowing for faster speeds on your other devices.

If you’re not sure if things are faster, then use this tool to determine the actual speed you’re getting from your ISP.

Monitor Apps

One other thing you can do is to check your devices to make sure there are no apps running in the background that are connected to the internet. These apps will use up bandwidth, which will result in slower internet connections when you most need them.

Negotiate

One last thing you can do is to get on the phone with your ISP and start negotiating. Spend some time researching alternatives, and don’t be afraid to threaten canceling your service and going with a competitor.

This is a telecommunications company’s biggest fear, and they will often work with you to get you better value if the only other alternative is to lose you.

Conclusion

If you try all of these things and your internet connection doesn’t speed up, then it’s possible that you may need to upgrade your service.

High-quality streaming requires between 10-30 Mbps of internet speed. If you’re not getting this even after implementing all the above hacks, then start shopping around for alternatives.

But even this doesn’t mean raising your bill. More competition in the market means better prices and better service. Now it’s just time to take advantage of it!

About the Author: Kevin is the founder of Broadband Search, which is an online platform designed to help people find the best value high-speed internet in their area. He’s a big movie and music person, and he hates when slow internet keeps him from streaming. As a result, he’s made it his life’s mission to make sure no one has to deal with slow internet.

Guest Post: Movies that inspire you to travel

Guest Post: Movies that inspire you to travel

There will be very few persons who will not love to travel. We travel

to get out of the Boredom or to get some motivation by going to some unusual places. I have seen many people who just live to travel; you can learn a lot of things from traveling because traveling is for self-discovery.

If you are planning to go somewhere, then I have made a list of movies which will inspire you to visit. There are numerous movies which can motivate you to pack your bag and start your journey but very few of them are worth watching, and I have made the list of traveling movies hope you will like them.

The Darjeeling Limited

Movie that inspire you to travel
Movie that inspire you to travel

The Darjeeling Limited is the story of three brothers who come together to create a bond with each other by traveling to India. Not everyone likes to travel with their family members especially when they don’t have a good relationship with them. But this film tells us that how important it is to travel with the person whom we love the most.

The Bucket List

What will you do if someone tells you that you have only three months left to live? Do you ever question which are those things which you want to see before you die?  The bucket list is the story of two cancer patient who travels around the whole world to see the beauty of nature before they close their eyes forever. Any list of traveling movies is incomplete without this film. After watching this beautiful film, I am pretty much sure that you will make a list of the things which you want to see before you die.

Eat Love Pray

Eat Pray Love is the story of unhappily married woman Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) who goes on a world tour to discover the solutions to her problems. Eat Love Pray is the spiritual journey of broken woman and if like to enjoy the Self-discovery movies then this one will never disappoint you.

Wild

Wild is the story of Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) who is suffering from a tragedy. Cheryl thinks there is the only way she can get out of this tragedy by doing the solo traveling. Therefore, she chooses to walk alone for more than thousands of miles. Sometimes we get into some situations from which it is always very hard to get out, and at that time all we should do is to spend quality time with ourselves by going on a solo journey. If you haven’t seen this movie, then you have probably missed one of the best traveling movies of all time.

Before Sunrise

Do you ever imagine of spending a little bit of time with a stranger? If you do, then you will love this movie. Before Sunrise is the story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke), who meets a girl name Celine on his day of Europe trip. Before leaving the Europe, he spends the remaining hours with her, and both discover things they didn’t care about themselves. With a simple story and flawless acting by the both actors, you will fall in love with this fantastic Rom-Com traveling movie.

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

When Walter Witty’s job gets into danger, then he starts the journey full of surprises and adventure. If you are bored with your daily Nine to Five job, then this movie might get you out of the Boredom.

The Beach

This film is about the twenty-year-old young man who goes on a trip to Thailand. There he meets Looney (Robert Carlyle) who gives him a map to hidden paradise. The Beach has some striking visuals and an exciting and intense message about finding your paradise. If you haven’t watched this movie, then I strongly recommend you to watch this film because it will make you fall in love with “The Beach.”

The Motorcycle Diaries

This film is based on the real story of two friends Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Alberto Granado who went on road journey across the South America during 1950’s. The cinematography and background music of this film is first class, and both actors have done a fabulous job. This is the movie which will make you cry, laugh or maybe both at the same time. The Motorcycle Diaries was filmed in Argentina, Chile, and Peru and every aspect of this movie is perfect and it is one of the top traveling movies of all time.

Lost In Translation

Lost in translation tells us the story of Bob Harris (Bill Murray) an American actor, who has come to Tokyo to film a commercial. Staying in the same hotel is Charlotte, a newlywed woman who gets neglected by her photographer husband. In the meantime, both Bob and Charlotte spend their productive time to getting to know each other’s problem. Lost in translation shows us that even if we are living in the major cities, we find ourselves lonely and if you are going through that condition then you should try to watch this film.

Into The Wild

Into The Wild is the story of Christopher McCandless, who after completing his graduation went Alaska by giving his all savings to the Charity and just to discover the wildness. It is the movie which will inspire you in a lot of ways. Sometimes we don’t know who we are and what we want to be for the rest of our life and this is the reason why Christopher McCandless went to Alaska alone. Emile Hirsch played the role of Christopher McCandless brilliantly and without any flaw. His character believes that we don’t need any human contacts to discover the beauty of wildness.

Final Words

There are lots of movies which will inspire you to travel. However, we tried to add best movies on our list, and we hope you will like it. If you have any suggestions, then we urge you to comment so that we will try to update our list of traveling movies.

This is a guest post by Mr.Venkatesh Joshi from www.iflashymovies.com. Venkatesh Joshi likes to share information regarding movies and related stuff. Read his latest post on Hollywood War Movies on his blog.

Guest Post: Top Movies to Watch on YuppTV

Guest Post: Top Movies to Watch on YuppTV

About the author: The author of this article is a content contributor and is fond of watching movies there by stays updated with all the happenings in the entertainment industry.
For most people, watching great movies is the best type of entertainment. Going out to watch movies can be quite expensive. This is because it requires you to spend money on tickets, snacks and sometimes even transport to get to where you intend to watch the movies. This however, does not have to be the case; you can watch movies on YuppTV. YuppTV gives you an opportunity to watch movies online at an affordable rate all day every day. NRIs sometimes have a challenge of finding movies from their home on the different channels in the countries they are living in. This can create a feeling of home sickness. However, with YuppTV you get to enjoy Indian movies and so much more. Below are some of the top movies to watch on YuppTV for NRIs.

Kabali

If you are a fan of thriller and crime related movies, this is one of the movies you will enjoy. Kabali is a crime thriller movie about a gang war between Tony Lee and Kabaleeswaran. It is one of the best movies in 2016. It should be in the must see list if you are a Thalaivaa fan.

Brahmotsavam

For those who love drama movies Brahmotsavam is the movie you should look for. This is a movie that will keep you entertained and will definitely give you a different view of family and friendship through perfect storytelling.

AAa

Love stories have been told differently through different movies. It takes a very good movie to give you a different feel from the other movies that have been there before concerning love. This is exactly what you get from AAa.

Kasaba

Kasaba is another amazing thriller movie of 2016. This movie will keep you at the edge of your seat and it will entertain you from beginning to end. If you have not watched it, find it here and have a thrilling time.

Guest Post: Watch Super-hit Rustom Movie Online on YuppTV

Guest Post: Watch Super-hit Rustom Movie Online on YuppTV

About the author: The author of this post is a content contributor and is a movie lover.

With three back to back superhits in 2016, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has undoubtedly made 2016 a year to be remembered after him. After Airlift and Houseful-3, Akshay delighted his fans with his latest Courtroom drama and romantic thriller Rustom. It not only became one of the highest-grossing movies of the year but was liked by critics and movie buffs alike. Not to forget, the music of this film was among the chartbusters of the year too. The film, which was released on the weekend of Independence Day also won accolades from Indians living abroad. The movie has already completed its run at the box office but in case you wanted to watch the film and missed it, don’t worry as here is good news for you.

YuppTV, a favorite over the top content provider on the internet, is going to release Rustom on their official website and application. Though the online release is not for India, the Indian Expats living abroad must be rejoiced by this news as they can now watch Rustom online. Rustom, which is based on the famous Nanavati case of 1959 follows the story of a handsome Naval officer Rustom Pavri (played by Akshay Kumar) who kills his wife’s boyfriend and soon the whole drama behind it unfolds. Rustom, after getting married to Cynthia (played by Ileana D’ Cruz) has to go on a 6-month trip due to work commitment. Rustom’s assignment is finished earlier and when he returns he finds his wife in the arms of a millionaire Vikram Makhija. This infuriates the naval officer, and he kills Vikram. Rustom then surrenders to police and decides to defend his case by pleading innocent. There is more to this instance as the local media takes immense interest in Rustom, thus, making this case an attention seeker for the public.

What makes the movie more thrilling is the drama and suspense which unfolds in the process of the jury declaring Rustom Pavri innocent, stating that it was a case of passion instead of murder. As usual, Akshay Kumar has portrayed the character of Naval officer at its best, like no one else can.

If you ever miss watching some movie due to your hectic schedule, sit back and relax as you can easily watch your favorite movies online anytime and anywhere. Watching movie online has become a hot trend because of its accessibility and the comfort it provides. So brace yourselves to watch Rustom on YuppTV. Tune in to watch this excellent suspense thriller Rustom in good video quality on YuppTV.

Guest Post: How to Watch Anything, Anywhere

Guest Post: How to Watch Anything, Anywhere

About the Author: Caroline is an internet security and entertainment specialist. While at first glance, these things might not appear to go together, they frequently overlap. To see how this plays out, check out her article on SecureThoughts.com about how to watch American Netflix.

There’s nothing more bothersome than not being able to watch what you want, when you want. Nearly everyone has encountered a time when they’ve stumbled upon a blocked video here or there or found that they can’t find any good movies playing on TV when they’re ready to kick back and relax to a great film. Thankfully, RajaReviews.com has been kind enough to allow me to share some tips so you too can watch anything, anywhere. Before you begin watching, don’t forget to check out these reviews of some of these must-watch movies.

It’s not always easy to be able to find a good selection of movies or TV shows to watch when you’re traveling. But with tablets and smartphones getting larger, the ability to watch videos while on the go is becoming more sought after. Unfortunately for some travelers, their options may be really limited, mobile device or not.

Most streaming services use geo-restriction, meaning that you may not be able to access every video they have to offer, especially if you’re traveling outside of the country. With services like Netflix, the selection is often specific to the country you live in, and up until recently, they didn’t even allow anyone to use their services outside of the United States.

So how can you watch anything, anywhere, bypassing geo-restrictions when necessary?

A Virtual Private Network

The key to getting past those geo-restrictions is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN is a remote server that encrypts your internet connection and hides your IP address (which is used to determine your location). By using a VPN service, you can select from a list of different locations and connect to the server located in that particular area.

When online, you will appear as though you’re located where the remote server is, allowing you to unblock geo-restricted content. For example, if you want to watch American Netflix, you’ll simply connect to one of the servers located in the United States before you access Netflix’s site. The same goes for any other website that you might want to unblock.

An additional bonus to using a VPN service is that not only will it allow you to watch videos that would typically be blocked, but it’ll also secure your connection while doing so and allow you to protect your privacy while using the internet.

Stream

There are several streaming services available that can be accessed on your mobile devices so chances are you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for on one of them. You can also use some of them on your game consoles or smart TV. Netflix is arguably one of the best services for streaming movies, and for a low price, it’s worth subscribing to. You’re able to watch in high definition with closed captions (if you prefer), and it’s entirely commercial free.

They also have a wide selection of movies, categorizing them into genres and subgenres so you can easily find a move that you’re in the mood for. Netflix also has some TV series on hand, though it’s unlikely you’ll find the most recent episodes (Hulu is a better option for that). Like most streaming services though, the content varies, and it changes regularly.

There are other options than Netflix for streaming too, many of which are also affordable and worthwhile.

Hulu

Like Netflix, Hulu can be used on a variety of different devices. Their price is similar, but unlike Netflix, they haven’t decided to provide services to any countries other than the United States and Japan. You’ll still need a VPN for Hulu if you live outside of their service areas, but the library of movies they offer to their subscribers is rather impressive considering that they didn’t have many to offer in the past.

Hulu is especially useful for those who would like to keep up with TV shows though, as they have episodes of some series available the day after they premiere on cable TV.

YouTube

YouTube has a variety of movies you can watch from your mobile device, and their app makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. You can also access YouTube on game consoles and smart TVs, making it a good option for streaming. Movies are available; though many of them will require you pay to view them.

On a lucky occasion, you might be able to find a couple of movies to stream for free on YouTube, though they generally try to remove those. Overall, it’s still worth searching through, and it offers some original content that’s sure to entertain you when you don’t quite have enough time to watch an entire movie.

Flixpack

There’s also Flixpack, a relatively new service that allows you read and share reviews about films and discover things you might not otherwise watch. It’s a great place to find links to stream free stuff on YouTube or Vimeo (complete with the reviews, of course). Their content encompasses mostly Indian and English movies and had more selections than you can imagine, so check it out.

Other Options

There are, of course, many other streaming services available too, some of which you might already have access to! If you subscribe to cable TV, your service provider might offer online streaming from their website or an app on your mobile device.

Though Netflix, Hulu and YouTube are some of the most popular around the globe (despite their restrictions), why not access as much of a variety as possible? Hulu will, of course, be a great place to stream American films and TV shows, but if you’re looking for other movies, this list of streaming services is likely to be helpful.

Watching anything, anywhere can be somewhat of a challenge at times, but with a little searching, you’re certain to find what you’re looking for. Best of all, you will be able to access the whole internet if you use a VPN service (so you won’t have to stick to censored material or limit your viewing options). With a smartphone or tablet on hand and the right tools, you’ll be on your way to watching anything, anywhere in no time!

Do you have a favorite streaming service that you use to watch movies on the go? Let us know about it in the comments section.