Internet Browser Slowing Down?

Slow or lagging internet could be the result of both software and hardware problems. If you have already checked that your WiFi or LAN network connection is active and strong, the problem could be an IP address conflict.

If that fails to fix the problem, the browser could be the culprit. Rebooting your modem or router can fix it.

Clearing your browser history, cookies and cache can revive your browser performance. Added extensions tend to also cause issues, so removing unnecessary ones will help. To test whether these problems persist, you can reinstall your browser or use another one entirely to see if this resolves it.


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Did You Know This Trick on iOS?

If you have an iPhone, you may know a handful of features included in with it. But there are so many tricks up this phone’s sleeve that many users don’t know about.

One iOS 14 feature lets you to personalize your home screen by allowing you to uninstall applications from your Home screen without completely removing them. This can keep your screen from looking cluttered. Keep the apps you utilize more often, while hiding the app icons you don’t.

With all apps available in the App Library, there’s no longer a need to have apps on your Home Screen or Home Screen pages if you’d rather have a cleaner look for your ‌iPhone‌.

Source: MacRumors
Source: Macrumors
How to hide apps

Simply long press on any app icon you’re wanting to remove from the home screen. From there, you’ll find the option “Remove from Home Screen”. Want to add it back? To do so, search for it in the app store and click on “Add to Home Screen”.


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Summer Travels: Tech Tips

Keep your devices protected this season!

The summer heat can be quite unforgiving. When you take a swim and relax, the equipment around you can relate to the seasonal elements no matter where you are. Unfortunately, it cannot easily break the warmth. Both dry heat and damp heat can cause great damage to your virtual device, and the worst case is” heat death”. Overheating will damage the hardware and battery.


Remember, putting your digital device in an air-conditioned and well-ventilated room with less exposure to the sun is still the best and wisest decision!


Therefore, simple precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of your equipment. Keep all technological products away from direct sunlight, preferably within the coloring range, in case you choose to take them outdoors. Let your tools cool down gradually to prevent overheating due to prolonged advertising in the sun. Don’t try to let it cool down quickly!! ! In addition, you must purchase unique add-ons on the devices, including “cooling pads”. This accessory is a great partner for any visitor, because it can maintain the airflow of your regular tools when used outdoors.

Although your traditional smartphone case can protect your phone from more serious damage caused by screen cracks, scratches, and falling phones, it cannot protect you from this frequently reported casualty accident- terrible damage by water. Even a small amount of moisture can cause serious damage to your electronic equipment.

Sand and small debris on the beach are also enemies of your device as they can easily get stuck in the small gaps on your phone / tablet. This can cause various annoying problems such as a keyboard malfunction or audio problems. However, it can also cause more serious problems, damage the battery, and eventually make your phone completely unusable. Protective, waterproof cases and sheaths work best in these scenarios.


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Sideloading and Privacy

You may be acquainted with the term ‘sideloading’ if you own an Android device. This feature enables users to install programs from a variety of sources. We wrote a blog post earlier last month, explaining the high risk situation sideloading can have on your phone.

While this may be advantageous for individuals who want no restrictions, it may also be troublesome.

Privacy experts recommend users to only download apps from the iPhone and Android play stores, and not side loading apps from unsecured sources. Doing so could result in a vulnerability on your device, increasing a risk of malware or other viruses.

They also advise users to look at how long an app has been accessible and read the reviews before installing.

Keeping your devices secure is extremely important. Avoid any potential harm that could allow hackers to steal personal information or taking full control of your device.


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Google Announced New News Search Feature

Last week, Google wrote a blog post sharing the inconsistencies with news articles through search. Too often, sources with the reliability are brought in after other rumors and articles have hit the internet.

So now, Google search will send a notice, informing the user that the stories are evolving and will become more reliable as it becomes available.

Since last year, we’ve had similar notices that let you know when Google hasn’t been able to find anything that matches your search particularly well. With our recently-launched About This Result panel, you can also quickly find information about sources you find on Google Search and better determine if they’re likely to provide helpful or trustworthy information. With this additional context, you can make a more informed decision about the sites you may want to visit and what results will be most useful for you.

Source: Google
Google Search example with the notice. Source: Google

This feature is to help users find the most reliable sources available on the internet. With the amount of remote users working from home, the web has become one of the most utilized tools for information. Google will be working on sharing this handy feature to other search engines within the next few months.


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Watch Microsoft’s Event This Week

This week, Microsoft will be holding their major event, unveiling the newly updated Windows OS.

For months, any reports have circulated concerning the imminent Windows 10 update. Some speculated that Microsoft made it obvious that Windows 10 will be the final version. Others speculated that the software behemoth had something up its sleeve.

Last week, a leak produced a visual of what the new operating system would look like. End of support for Windows 10 revealed Windows 10’s retirement in 2025. And their Event announcement on their website might indicate the last hint that Windows 10 is no more, and Windows 11 will emerge.

Windows OS image similarly looks like the light coming through the windows is a number 11. Source: Microsoft

You can watch the free, livestream Event on June 24th at 11 am EST.


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Windows 10 EoS Announcement

With the multiple rumors surrounding the upcoming overhaul of Windows 10, speculation set in with a possible Windows 11.

On the Microsoft Docs, however, a small but significant note was made for Windows 10 Home and Pro. The Support page shows a retirement date of October 14th, 2025.

When end-of-life happens, the operating system will no longer receive security or quality updates, although Microsoft may decide to extend the deadline slightly at some point in the future, as it did with Windows 7.
Once support ends, users will no longer be able to contact Microsoft for advice in the event of problems with that OS.

Source: BetaNews

What this states is simply clear: Windows 10 End of Support will be ending in 2025. This could mean that the Microsoft event happening on June 24th will be announcing the future of Windows OS – whether its name is Sun Valley, or Windows 11.

There are so much confusion, as well as many questions that Windows users are asking, but we have to wait a couple more weeks for the answers.


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Security Feature Added to iOS 15

Apple’s WWDC is happening this week, and announcements have already been overflowing.

iOS 15 has been one of the main topics of this conference. Many of the apps involved with their devices are getting upgrades, including Messages and Facetime.

Yesterday, Apple announced a well known security feature to the operating system: 2-Factor Authentication. According to TechRadar, “iOS 15 will include a built-in authenticator that will help generate verification codes for online services that support 2FA, eliminating the need to download a third-party app, like Google Authenticator or Authy.”

2FA, or Two-factor authentication, was intended to provide the highest effective level of account security. You will set up your accounts in the Settings App, and the feature will simply fill in the code automatically.


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What is Sideloading?

It’s no secret that hackers are looking for new ways to inject harmful malware into potential victims’ computers in order to breach their privacy and steal sensitive data. Sideloading is just another way to do that.

If you have an Android, you may be familiar with the term ‘sideloading’. This feature allows users to install apps from different types of sources. While this might be an advantage to those who prefer no limitation, it could also be problematic.

According to Bitdefender, “Using a combination of tricks to persuade users to install apps outside of the official store, criminals spread most of their malware through sideloading.”

It’s important to remember to download content from legitimate sources. Not doing so could potentially welcome attacks to steal information.


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Defend Your Computer

Computer piracy has unfortunately seen a surge in popularity, affecting not just big companies but also individual users of technology. And with advancements in the tech world growing over time, hackers are becoming more intelligent on backdoors and software vulnerabilities.

Firewalls and anti-virus software are important steps to take because they are effective weapons against invasive spyware, attempting to firewall and uninstall any suspicious material detected on your system. Keep the security software up-to-date.

Make a backup of all the files that are important to you and that you trust personally. Keeping backups to all your files would also guarantee that your data is not destroyed if your computer crashes.

Emails, text messages, files, graphics, and connections from unknown senders should be treated with caution since they have the potential to contain malware. Certain websites and pop-ups can even corrupt your computer with malicious material.


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