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.
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.
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 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.
Windows comes with a large number of features that can be hard for a new computer user. But some tips everyone should know and everyone can use, no matter if you are an advanced user or basic one. There are tons of different Windows tricks that we can use, but with these trips and tricks you can learn more about your Windows and most important thing is that you can save yourself some time buy using these shortcuts. So what are those tricks that we should start using?
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.
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.
Chrome OS can run on laptops, desktops, convertibles and several different form factors, until today. Thanks to the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, we can now include tablets to the list. Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is pretty much meant as a rival for the iPad since its being announced just one day before Apple is supposed to announce a new low-cost model.
By Stephanie Smith | Created March 20, 2018 | PC |
Gmail has always been popular, for several reasons: it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements thought the use of extensions, which are optional. These are some of the best Gmail extensions available, giving you the information, the tools and the ability to improve your productivity and make your life easier:
By Anne Smith | Updated April 27, 2016 | PC |
During the olden days of Windows, to uninstall an application, all you had to do is simply go to the control panel, click on Uninstall a Program or Programs and Features and then select the chosen program. After clicking on the selected application, the option appeared prompting you to uninstall or change the program. That option is still available; however, Metro Apps that are preinstalled with Windows 8 or purchased for the Windows Store are not visible in the control panel. In order to remove these applications, you will need to use an alternate procedure. The following information will guide you through the process of successfully uninstalling your Windows 8 application.
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 11, 2015 | PC |
You've probably noticed how the light on the screen of your mobile or laptop changes when it’s dark, becoming more blue and more annoying. That tiny blue light irritates your eyes and besides that, it’s not good for your health. This happens because there is a difference in lightning during the day than at night. If you don’t want to be blinded by your computer or mobile screen, there’s a free tool named “f.lux”, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, that reduces eye strain. Here’s how and why you should use it to protect yourselves from the blue light from a computer screen. It’s easy: use f.lux.