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5 Tech Tips for Working From Home

Although the new year usually brings change, the one thing that seems destined to continue, at least for a while, is working from home. The only problem is, if you’re not accustomed to working from home, you may find it a little awkward and can even become a risk when handling your own business, this is why many recommend to use a trustedpay per click management. If you have staff working from home also be aware that you can easily monitor internet activity and so check on what they are […]

How to protect yourself from robocall scams

According to YouMail, a call blocking and call management services company, 58.5 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. alone in 2019. And it’s believed that up to 44 percent of those were made by scammers. These prerecorded robocall messages can run the gamut from dangling expensive travel rewards to threatening legal action for nonexistent debts if you don’t call them back. What are they looking for exactly? Why do you receive robocalls? Personal information sells well on the dark web, and this includes social security numbers, credit card numbers, […]

How to Connect Your Device to Your TV

By now, you’re probably used to staying home during the coronavirus pandemic – and your TV, computer, phone, and tablets have probably become a daily part of your routine. You’ve probably had a video chat with friends or coworkers, taken a class online, and binge-watched a lot more Netflix than ever before. But you’ve probably wished you could watch a Facebook video or an online class on a larger screen… Here’s how you can connect your computer, tablet, or phone to your TV. It’s easier than you think. Most importantly, […]

10 Tips for Fixing Computer Problems at Home

Computers are great—when they work. Unfortunately, when your computer has a problem, you may not know how to safely fix the issue. And you probably don’t want to take any unnecessary trips to the computer repair shop, or invite a technician into your home. Luckily, many common computer problems can be solved with some simple troubleshooting. Next time your computer doesn’t work like it’s supposed to, try some of these troubleshooting tips. Remember: Always backup your computer. Before making changes to your computer, you should backup your important files. If […]

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5 Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone

There’s nothing more satisfying than a blazing-fast smartphone. Unfortunately, like most things, your device will slow down over time. Smartphone slow-downs can happen for a variety of reasons: Too many apps, not enough storage, poor battery life. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to keep your device running smoothly and efficiently. Here are five simple tips for speeding up your smartphone. Restart your phone First thing’s first. Many of us never shut off our phones; over time, that can lead to performance issues. How to restart your smartphone iPhone X or […]

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How to Stop Ads from “Following” You

Advertisers can track your movements online. Here’s how to protect your privacy. In today’s world, many websites are free to use because they allow advertisers to pay for ads, just like newspapers. But unlike newspapers, online ads target you, your interests, and your behaviors by tracking your online activity. As tracking technology advances, ads are optimizing to better predict what kind of products you’ll buy and when. How Advertisers Get Your Data Advertising platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. get your information through data you give them, or […]

Delivery packages on doorstep

Beware of getting packages you didn’t order: You may be part of a scam called “brushing.” And it’s impossible to prevent. It’s not the worst scam in the world. At best, you get free items (although they may be useless and arrive frequently). But it could be a sign that your account information has been compromised. What is brushing? Brushing is a new online retail scam where retailers (usually on sites like Amazon) attempt to game the system and falsify positive reviews. The process goes like this: The seller creates […]

Ten Tips to Reduce Screen Time

We’re all spending more time in front of our phones and computers these days, but it’s still important to reduce screen time. Studies show reducing screen time can help improve our sleep quality and mental health — not to mention how much time we waste. It is a fact that majority of the time we spend on our mobile screens are spent without much production. Students who take Modafinil to stay awake during the wee hours of the night can be considered a productive use of time on screens, but […]

How to Stay Safe When Dating Online

Online dating is more common than ever. In fact, 30% of American adults say they’ve used a dating site or app.  The search for love in the digital age tends to stir up a lot of anxiety. If you’ve ever heard stories from your friends about their bad dates, you might reasonably approach dating apps. But just as online dating can foster some comically bad experiences, there are plenty of benefits as well. Many of us know couples who seem so perfectly matched that it’s almost impossible to believe they […]

How to Protect Yourself from Phone Hijacking

Hackers have figured out how to take over cell phones–and it’s not difficult to do. Learn how to protect yourself from the growing threat of phone hijacking. What is phone hijacking? Phone hijacking is simply when criminals take over “possession” of your phone, or more appropriately, everything on your phone. This includes emails, password reset confirmation codes, photos, payment apps, banking information and so forth. Consider for a second everything that you have on your phone and everything you do with your phone. And now consider that someone else suddenly […]

Protect Your Privacy During the Holidays

Holidays are a time for celebration, generosity, and spending time with loved ones.   Unfortunately, while you enjoy the season, cyber-criminals will be hard at work. They know you’re buying gifts online, and they’re ready to take advantage. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Here are our best security tips that can help keep you, and your personal data, safe no matter what the occasion. Traveling for the holidays? Protect your privacy while on vacation with these 5 tips. Don’t get scammed. Cyber-criminals can trick you into thinking they’re someone you can […]

Protecting your privacy and personal data is more important now than it’s ever been. You’ve probably heard about Facebook data breaches that affect millions. For every high-profile hack, there are likely dozens of smaller cyber attacks that affect fewer people–but that are just as devastating for the people involved. These threats can include everything from malware and computer viruses to identity theft. And the threats aren’t limited to Facebook. The good news is that you don’t have to become a victim. Use these tips to better protect your data, your […]

Stop squinting at your screen: Learn how to make the text bigger on your computer, iPhone, Android, tablet, or web browser. Have you found yourself straining to read text on a web page? What about text on your tablet or phone? Fortunately, increasing text size on all of your devices is quick and easy. Increasing text size on your computer Windows 10 Select the Start button Select Settings  Select Ease of Access Select Display To make just the text on your screen larger, adjust the slider under Make text bigger.  […]

You’re going on vacation, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be obsessively checking your email and surfing the web. Which means that somewhere buried in your luggage is your laptop. Heck, it will probably be the first thing you unpack. But, have you thought about protecting your privacy while you’re there out soaking up the sun? Maybe not. Your privacy is always under attack, but even more so when you travel. There’s two things you’ll want to do to protect your privacy while on vacation. First, you want to keep […]

Should You Get a Tablet or a Laptop?

Have you decided it’s finally time to get yourself a tablet or laptop? Awesome! Whether you want to easily get some work done on the go, stay connected to the world when you’re away, or have a device on which you can watch movies, a tablet or a laptop may be a great pick for you. Both devices are portable, versatile, and easy to use, making them great alternatives to traditional desktop computers. And you have more options than ever. But which is better–a laptop or tablet? Well, “better” is […]

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