Netflix - Internet Hero of the Week!

Netflix - Internet Hero of the Week!
Netflix is our Internet hero of the week for putting user experience in front of 2 billion dollars in additional profit. A recent report by the company Exstreamist ran the numbers and they calculated the profits to be made if Netflix were to start running advertising slots just like traditional broadcasters, they would be netting an additional 2 billion dollars every year. In my opinion this is a smart move by Netflix, as the ability to watch shows ad free is one of the best features of the serv...
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Fake News is Clogging the Internet

Fake News is Clogging the Internet
​A common issue on the internet that really has exploded in the last year is the proliferation of fake news websites and what has become a fight to get facts out to the general public. While the internet has always been littered with misinformation since its inception, the past year has really seen this issue grow out of control. This is largely due to the monetization of fake news websites, but thankfully both Facebook and Google are working on solutions to help curb this problem.  This we...
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Social Media - How often should I post?

Social Media - How often should I post?
With so many different social media platforms active today, businesses often struggle with knowing which ones to use, which ones are most effective, and how often to post content.We'll go through a few options and provide some suggestions on post content. Keep in mind this is a very general guideline.Every business is different, and as such, each businesses approach to social media should be different as well.If you are struggling, contact us at Reality Bytes for some advice, we are happy to hel...
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We have a WINNER - $700 Xplornet & Reality Bytes - New Years Promo

We have a WINNER - $700 Xplornet & Reality Bytes - New Years Promo
At the end of December, we had a promotion on Facebook in where you LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page, and you get entered into a chance to win tickets & a gift card.  Our friends at Xplornet changed things up and decided to give the full cash value away as well. Well..... We are very happy to announce the WINNER of this promotion!  Much congratulations goes to Skye Devoe, who is the winner of the $700 cash prize.  Best wishes for 2017 from Reality Bytes and Xplornet Communic...
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Cota - Wireless Power is HERE!

Cota - Wireless Power is HERE!
Imagine a world where you never need to plug in and charge your smartphone again.Or one where you can actually wear your smartwatch 24 7 because it is always charged up.This dream is now very close to reality using a technology invented by Ossia Cota. Ossia has invented a wireless charging technology, called "Cota".This charging system was just given final approval from the FCC in December allowing them to start mass production.The charging system is a combination of a charging transmitter, a ch...
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Tech Talk - New Facebook for Business Pages Features

Tech Talk - New Facebook for Business Pages Features
​Tons of new features for your Facebook Business Page is the topic of this week's Tech Talk with Reality Bytes.  Take a Listen!!
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Beware of FAKE News when surfing the web

Beware of FAKE News when surfing the web
So often these days we are caught accidentally sharing information that could be totally fake, or misleading.  This is because a TON of new websites have cropped up recently that are what is known as "Click Bait" type news sites.  Essentially these are websites that look fairly normal, but will have a sensational news heading and/or news story that is designed to go viral and create a lot of traffic to the site. Why?? Simple Answer - MONEY! Click bait news sites generate anywhere from ...
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Massive DDoS attack using BOTNET could bring down entire sections of the Internet

Massive DDoS attack using BOTNET could bring down entire sections of the Internet
A huge BOTNET, called "Mirai" is using IOT ("Internet of Things") devices such as routers, cameras, and fridges to cause havoc on the Internet.  Moreover, the hackers responsible for the Mirai botnet are now releasing the code publicly, allowing anyone with limited knowledge on scripting languages to wield massive power over this botnet network, which is nearly 1 million devices (and counting) at the time of writing this article. What is a BOTNET? A BOTNET is a collection of infected device...
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Congrats to our Big Winner of $1250!

Congrats to our Big Winner of $1250!
​Reality Bytes provides a monthly newsletter in conjunction with Lenovo Canada on tips, tricks, and new technology.  Recently, we had a contest in which readers of our newsletter could sign up for a $1000 VISA Gift Card.  We had many contestants enter, and we had one lucky winner!! Mr. Brad Peake was chosen by our friends at Lenovo Canada & One Affinity (our prize provider) as the winner of the $1000 Gift Card.  In addition, there was a few delays in getting the gift card...
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What is Bit Coin?

What is Bit Coin?
CryptoCurrency is a pure digital form of currency, stored digitally as a file, and able to be sent over the Internet using a peer to peer network that in most cases is open source.  BitCoin is the most widely used form of Crypto Currency currently in use today.  There is a great intro to Bit Coin video embedded below... Also last Friday, I did a extended radio segment discussing Bit Coin more in depth.  The direct link to that interview is  http://www.drumhelleronline.co...
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