It is always highly recommended that we all need to have different passwords for every online accounts that we are using, whether that is our Facebook account, emails or even finance ones. That being said, we have to agree that sometimes it is hard to keep up with all those different passwords especially if we make passwords as randomly possible with so many combinations of letters and numbers. So how should we do it? How to memorize all of them? Should we write them down in our diary, or save it on the PC, or always try to click on ‘Forgot your password?’. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to secure our passwords and remember them for us.
Cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon known to most people. While still somehow geeky and not understood by most people, banks, governments and many companies are aware of its importance. A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency (it only exists on computers) designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Essentially, cryptocurrencies are limited entries in a database that no one can change unless specific conditions are fulfilled. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first and still most important cryptocurrency, never intended to invent a currency. His goal was to invent something; many people failed to create before digital cash, which was to found a way of how to build a decentralized digital cash system. But how does a cryptocurrency works?
Over ten years and billion users, there is no question that Facebook has changed our lives. For many young people, Facebook is a normal thing to have and use on everyday basis, and not just once a day. Many of the same young people uses Facebook to portray themselves as they want others to see them. Which can lead to the fact that many of us, and this doesn’t include only young people, but all generations, is more focused on taking pictures to create the Facebook persona and show that they had a good time, rather than existing in the moment. Everyone is more focused how many likes does the picture have, or comments rather than to just enjoy the moments in their lives.
Did you know that you don’t have to leave a record of the website that you are visiting? And that you can browse any website you want without worrying about your browsing history afterwards? In order to do that you will have to activate Incognito Mode, sometimes also known as Private Mode. The main idea behind using this mode is for example if you’ve downloaded something that you don’t want the next person who uses the browser to see.
Smartphones, are an absolute necessity in today’s world. One of the most interesting things about smartphones is that they all seem to last around two years before they need to be retired. After which we end up buying new and better ones. Two years also happens to be just the right amount of time for companies to plan new versions or publish new models. Conspiracy or not, we all have to admit that during that time our phones always get to have a few bumps or scratches.
Before we start talking about AdBlock first lets jump into some definitions like what is an extension. Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the browsers. They have little to no user interface and they are a plug-in that extends the functionality of a web browser and modify your web pages. Extensions can do many things, they are like any other piece of software, although very limited. The best place to start searching for an extension that you’d like would be Google Play store, if you are Chrome user or Add-ons for Firefox users, for example.
Number of Facebook users is significantly dropping, and the main reason for that is because YouTube, Instagram and even Snapchat are getting more and more popular. New generations are abandoning Facebook in favour of other social media platforms. In the US, only 51% of teenagers, 13-17 age are still using Facebook, which dropped down from 71% in the last three years. According to the recent research, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are now top three most popular and favourite social platforms among teens, which makes Facebook being fourth.
Before we talk more about eSports lets go through some basic definitions first. eSports are a form of organized online video game competitions, particularly between professional players. The most common video game genres associated with eSports are real time strategies, first person shooter, fighting, and some online battle arena. As the digital revolution has transformed the way we chat, date, and shop, the same way sport took some changes too. eSports consist of a variety of video games, for which you need super flexible fingers and a fast brain to succeed, along with a lot of practise. The idea that millions of people would tune in to watch other people playing computer games would once have seemed like a comedy, but rapid rise of eSports has shown us all wrong. eSports is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world and claims to be the second truly global sport after football.
If your inbox is swamped with emails from various different websites wanting to “stay in touch” and updating you about the changes, you are probably aware that today, on Friday May 25th, a new European law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. This massive piece of legislation has over 250 pages, which if you are interested in reading it, you should talk about it with fellow data nerds or marketing professionals in order to better comprehend its meaning and some key terms. GDP is not only related to emails, it affects every industry, business and publishing.
If you are one of the Alexa owners, you have surely noticed a strange behaviour to the point where it simply makes you wonder – what’s happening here. As someone on Twitter once said regarding this: “There is a good chance I get murdered tonight”. Alexa, the Amazon’s virtual assistant has been known to suddenly change its behaviour to rather odd one. Back in January, it was already noticed that Alexa tends to suddenly speak without being woken up by a wake word. A few weeks ago, tech columnist Farhad Manjoo was first to write in New York Times, about how his Alexa startled him one night by screaming. During that time all across the Internet, bunch of stories showed up where people were making videos with Alexa starting to randomly making evil sounding laughter. So what is going on here?
The upcoming versions of Chrome browser will focus on highlighting its negative security indicators. Google announced today plans stop making HTTPS sites as “Secure” on the address bar. Instead of the indicator there will only be a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS secured website. This change will take effect with the release of Chrome 69, scheduled for September. The reason behind this is because Google wants the default state to be secure. The tech giant already revealed earlier this year that all HTTP-only sites will be marked as “Not Secure” in July. Chrome team will clearly take things a step further by October considering that the usually grey “Not Secure” warning will flash red as soon as user starts typing in data on http pages.
Video games became very popular over the last couple of years, and with that they became a completely normal thing for young generations. If for parents a normal thing would be to watch a movie or a good TV show, the same thing is for teenagers when it comes to video games. Every kid today likes to play a good video game, and if parents don’t play games themselves, they should consider to try them out in order to understand what exactly these things are about. There is no reason to be afraid of video games or to assume that they are filled with explicit and unpleasant imagery. The most important thing for parents is to get to know the subject in order to understand it better and be aware of how their kids are spending their time.
How fast is the internet in the country where you live? How does your country compare with others? Good internet speed is a necessity in today’s world for millions of people, whether at home or at work. And although the global economy is increasingly dependent on technology and connectivity. Many countries have nothing more than the most basic internet access. There are two important metrics in bandwidth allocation (measured in Megabits per second or Mbps): download and upload speed, denoting the speed of inbound and outbound data respectively. The average global internet connectivity speed was 7.2 Mbps back in 2017.
There is some good news for all those who love dark themes! Apparently, Microsoft is working on bringing a dark theme to the full-fledged File Explorer in Windows 10. Windows 10's dark mode is an awesome feature that allows you to switch most apps and system elements into a darker theme, which is easier on the eyes, and, depending on your preference, looks awesome. Unfortunately, the dark mode in Windows 10 has been rather inconsistent in where it is applied; when dark mode is enabled you can find it in most system apps, a few third party apps, and a few system elements. It was always missing from the File Explorer, however.
YouTube took down 8.3 million videos in the last three months of 2017. The majority of those videos were spam or attempts to upload adult content. More than 80 percent of the videos removed were identified by machines rather than humans, 6.7 million of the 8 million videos removed were first “flagged” by machines rather than humans. 76 percent of the 6.7 million videos were removed by YouTube before they received even one view.
Most people won’t admit how much social media is effecting their life, and what it means to them. Social media is a part of our lives for over a decayed now, and that being said it surely is hard to cut it out of our life completely. Instead we can always use some tips on how to take back the control of our apps, social media accounts and devices. How often do you open your Facebook or any other social media account, and when you do how much time do you actually spend on it?
YouTube’s most popular video, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsy & Daddy Yankee, got hacked and defaced. Even tho hack attacks tend to target most valuable data or swipe digital funds, in this case the latest attack seems like it was just for laughs. Hackers going by the names of Prosox and Kuroi’sh, managed to access to the Despacito music video, the most watched video on YouTube ever, and changed its thumbnail image with the images of guys in masks, holding guns, taken from the Netflix show “Casa de Papel”.
As of today, the Chrome Web Store will not accept new extensions that perform cryptocurrency mining operations. Existing Chrome extensions that still perform cryptocurrency mining will be delisted in late June. Google has allowed mining extensions under certain terms, such as informing user in advance that his/her computer’s resources were going to be used for these types of hardware-intensive tasks. Unfortunately, around 90% of the extensions with mining scripts failed to comply with these polices. This was mainly referred to the trend of Chrome extensions, which are hiding mining scripts in a background process, and using users’ resources without their knowledge or consent.
The Facebook-owned platform has finally taken some of the ensuing criticism into account based on feedback from users. Instagram has announced today that it will be making critical changes to their algorithmic feed. The biggest reason for this is because Instagram’s algorithmic feed fails to show fresh content most of the time. Instead it keeps showing posts that users may have already seen in the past. In order to fix this problem, Instagram says it is making changes to the feed which will now make sure new posts are shown more often. This way user’s feed with stay fresh all the time. It is not quite return to a chronological feed yet, but it might satisfy some people
Urban legend says… For a long time, everybody thought it was just a Twitter thing. As Urban Dictionary explains, some believe the Twitter hashtag usage began when a broken plane luckily landed in the Hudson River in early 2009 and some Twitter user wrote a post and added #flight1549 to it. Urban legends are great fun, but we’re gonna stick to the known facts and try to answer the question – what is hashtag ?
You might be fully resistant to advertisements - But see who isn’t. If you are a grown up, it’s very likely that you'vebecome immune to manipulative advertisements that surround us wherever we go, but there are still the ones that have yet to develop the sense for what’s good and what’s not. We’re talking about our kids, of course. As much as we would like to protect them from various powerful and influential commercials, we can’t. There just has to be a reasonable solution for this problem, without having to turn the TV off, or banning them from using the computer. Advertisements for kids are used quite frequently, but do kids really understand them?
Precautions you can take regarding Email. Delete and do not open any emails from senders you do not know, also if there is an unsubscribe option do not click this as it can provoke an attack from phishers as they will know they got a valid email. Never give out personal information over anything by email especially if it’s an unsolicited mail or random popup, also if you get a request like this please inform your internet service provider. Never send out sensitive business or personal information when using an unsecured email address or address’s as this can result in any worthy info being stolen or abused.
By Anne Smith | Updated June 24, 2015 | Internet |
The Internet search giant Google stands head and shoulders above everyone else when it comes to online searching. Most people know about auto suggestions and the ‘I feel lucky’ function, and you’ve probably tried using Google maps. However, these are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are many other ways you can use Google.
Online shopping is the biggest phenomenon to happen to commerce since the invention of, well, commerce itself. A global market for everything is a mere Google search away, as you exercise your purchasing power as a consumer. But with a global marketplace exchange come global criminal elements looking to exploit users behind the safety of online anonymity and sometimes multiple timezones. Information is the coveted prize of these dastardly thieves, and they can get yours, too, if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to shop safely and not get jacked online.