Check Your Internet Speed
Here is another very handy website that is absolutely free. It is called My Broadband Speed and it will test the speed of your internet connection using a very intuitive speed dial. This site can be very useful when you complain to your internet service provider about slow internet connections. It also keeps a history of your internet speed if you want to test it during different times of the day. [My Broadband Speed]
Check News Quickly
You get up in the morning all ready for another day of ancestral research. But first you decide to see if there is anything major happening in the world. So you go to your favorite news websites to get the latest updates. An hour goes by and you find you are still surfing news websites. Wouldn’t you rather have spent your time on genealogy research? Isn’t there a better/faster way to check the news? There is. It is called NewsMap.
As shown below, it provides a quick visual update on the leading headlines from around the world. It can be customized for 15 different countries. Now you can see what is important and trending in the news within one minute. This leaves time for more important things, like genealogy. [NewsMap]