Oh, Google. What would we do without it? Where else could we get instant answers to our most burning technology questions?
In this Tech Tip, we are getting back to basics and sharing short-and-sweet answers to some of the most commonly Googled tech questions. If you are more of a visual learner, watch our latest Tech Tip video to follow along with tech expert Katie.
Question one: What is my IP address?
Surprisingly, the most asked question in the entire world is “what is my ip?” More than 3 million people Google this question every single month. An IP, or Internet Protocol address, is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet. These addresses allow information to be sent between devices on a network. You can find your IP address from your device’s WiFi settings, or by simply googling “what is my IP?”
Question two: Why is my computer so slow?
If your computer seems to be taking forever to load, you probably have too many programs or browser tabs running. This takes up a lot of processing power and impacts performance and speed. Simply close out any tabs or programs you do not need at that particular moment.
Question three: Why isn’t my phone charging?
A phone-charging issue is typically one of three things: a software glitch, dust or debris in your charging port, or a problem with your charger. To fix this, make sure that your operating system is up-to-date, clean out your charging port by gently blowing out any dust, or try with a different charger.
Hopefully this answers a few of your most frequent tech-related questions. If you have more, well, you know what to do. That’s it for this edition of Tech Tips! Check back soon for another tip to make your technology work for you.