Microsoft Is Testing An Internet Speed Tool Directly In Bing

Microsoft Is Testing An Internet Speed Tool Directly In Bing

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Again, the whole point here is to let you run a speed test right from the search results page. You can get a quick overview of your IP address, latency, download speed, and upload speed. Providing information and tools directly in search results is common practice for search engines. The difference here is that a speed test tool is a bit more complicated than a calculator or currency conversion. Nobody is going to switch from Google to Bing over any of these — no, not even for a speed test tool. But this does show Microsoft continuing to push the bar higher. If there's any tech market that needs competition, it's search.

Time Warner Cable , Verizon and AT&T are among five ISPs named in the report that have been accused of deliberately slowing data traffic from certain Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Popular web services with heavy traffic pay CDNs to help store and serve their content. As an example, the study found that Comcast provided median download speeds from one CDN of 21.4Mbps during peak evening hours. During the same time period, AT&T provided median download speeds of 0.2Mbps.

Accuracy is not always the most important thing about this kind of testing. During development it's more important to test and iterate quickly than get a pixel-perfect implementation on the first try. But you do need to know how accurate your testing method is so you can plan the final test accordingly. As the results show, the Windows Phone emulator is not quite as accurate in rendering as you would hope. In particular, the SVG icons of SmashingMagazine in the top-right do not work in the emulator, but display as intended on the actual device.

On the other hand, we also looked at the stats, and delibereately decided that those around 1% of people who visit our websites on Windows Phones according to our statistics aren't making supporting the platform commercially viable. Also, we saw that app adoption with Windows Phone users is really-really low. So, the common ground of people who want to use apps outside the built-in ones and facebook" and Lumia owners" is a really-really small niché.

Edge is a different thing altogether. I really hope it will put the nails in the coffin of IE and all of its different versions which have to be tested in VirtualBox and that its update system is as automated as that of Chrome and Firefox so that we can just create websites for the latest browsers, instead of browser that are 5 years old. I'm always cross-browser testing with Browserstack (great tool, I can only recommend, especially if you're not able to get your hands on every mobile device out there).

Interested in learning more about online proctoring? I will be presenting a session on Ensuring Exam Integrity with Online Proctoring at the Questionmark Conference 2016: Shaping the Future of Assessment in Miami, April 12-15. I look forward to seeing you could try these out there! Click here to register and learn more about this important learning event. Computer hardware, operating systems and other software installed, processor speed, memory and network interface card types can all impact speed test results. Use the computer with the fastest or most advanced hardware and software in your household to perform speed tests.

If using a cable modem, unplug the power connection from the back of the modem for about 10 seconds and plug it back in. The modem will take a few minutes to come back online. You'll know it's online when the lights are solid green. If you feel there may be issues impairing your service, please contact GCI technical support at 868.0316 (Anchorage) or 1.800.800.4800 (Statewide). A support representative will work with you to identify issues that may be causing your results to be slower than expected.

As you have seen in this comparison, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are your best options when you need to save battery. Your savings vary depending on your device and how intensively you use each browser. In our testing, we saved anywhere between 30 and 59 minutes when using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge instead of Google Chrome. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Now you can connect or power on your other devices. The more devices you connect, the less speed you have available.