What is a VPN and Why Do I Need One?

VPNA VPN or Virtual Private Network is a program used to apply extra security and added privacy to your public network connections. Even though most VPN software is used by large corporations to protect their sensitive information, it can be used by the general public when attempting to look at private or personal data. Today we will talk about the beneficial properties of having a secure connection.

Identity Theft

The possibility of having your identity stolen in today’s society is more common than you think. Technology is becoming increasingly more popular, and with that in mind, it is also easier to use. What this ends up doing is creating a source for common hackers and low tier frauds.

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Top 5 Latest Laptops with Mini Reviews

With hundreds of manufacturers now stepping in the ring and competing for best laptop, it becomes hard for a consumer to find the right deal. There are restrictions like specs, money, usage and others that drive the consumers. But to ease up things a bit, here are some of the best gadgets to look for.

1. APPLE MACBOOK PRO RETINA DISPLAY

macbook pro retinaApple being the innovator in technology offers one of the best laptops. MacBook is without a shadow of doubt, leading laptop in the market. It is equipped with super specs like 8 to 16 GB of ram, IPS-Retina Display, maximum of a mammoth 512 GB hard disk, a blazing Quad Core 2.3Ghz processor to make your system perform lightning fast. With this laptop you can access more than 1000’s of apps through apple store.

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Smartphone Designs – Surprise Me!

Samsung-GS6MWC 2015 brought some great mobiles to the surface. Revelation of phones like Samsung’s S6 and S6 edge and Microsoft’s Mid-range 1022 were positively received by most and I too felt the same. But that event left me thinking, ‘at the end of the day, it’s just a flat, rectangular phone with minimum buttons and a big screen, isn’t it?’ S6 removed some of the key features that were incorporated last time, like removable batteries and expanded storage. The removal of these features made flagship series more stereotypical. But it’s not just Samsung Mobile – more or less every manufacturer seems to be heading the same way with their ‘unique’ design. Plastic or metal body, 4” or 5” screen, black or white, the bottom line design is still the same.

All this I believe is due to three reasons, meeting expectations, decreasing the risk and saving more money.

Customer Expectations

People buy smartphones not to sell them the next month. They want their pricy set to last at least a year. Also, not everyone has tendency to take risks. Another thing is that lower margins give manufacturers less room to work with something new. All of these factors combined sort of compel the manufacturers to stick to the basics.

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Free Adware Removal Application for Macs

adwareAdware are also called Ad-injection software, which support advertising and can come from multiple download sites. These are the system hijackers and unwanted programs that may infect your Apple Mac OS X operating system. Adware is customized on free-to-download programs, which you install from websites, after which you might see pop-up windows, ads, and graphics while accessing the Internet. In case you have selected ‘Block pop-up windows’ in your browser preferences, these programs might also change your homepage as well as preferred search engine.

Basically, Adware is a type of infection that is designed to make money or to infect and hack the Mac system.

These programs generate web traffic, collect sales leads for other problematic sites, and display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser. There are many sites which allow free downloads and do not disclose the installed Adware. Therefore, with intentionally downloaded free software, the unwanted programs also get bundled with their installation. To remove Adware from Mac, you should pay attention while installing any free software, because often a free software installer may include multiple optional installs. Pay attention when you agree to install. Usually, except custom installation you should deselect all other non familiar options.

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5 Ways to Prevent a Computer Virus

email-virNo one wants a virus or malware to obstruct the functionality of their computer, but the increasing use of the internet and email has increased the risk of virus attacks. A virus can not only corrupt your data but can also wreak havoc on your hard disk and operating system. A virus or malware attack on your computer can destroy all of your memorable images and other important information within a few seconds. For this reason, it is better to take some precautionary measures to prevent a virus or malware attack on your computer. Let’s look at a few tips on how you can avoid a virus.

Open Emails, Even Coming From Friends, Carefully

A virus attack on your computer can be avoided by scanning each and every email attachment before opening them even if your friends have sent them. Often times when a virus travels by email, it comes in attachment form, especially video files. If the scan has any suspicion about the attachment, then you should avoid opening that attachment.

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