Do you ever wonder how, while browsing the Internet, you suddenly see ads that are directly related to your recent online search or activity? Because that’s not a coincidence. Advertisers connive with publishers to record information from you unknowingly as you go online via cookies, and no they are not delicious. Online ads are just an example, for the most part, they are harmless. However, the idea that someone somewhere can spy on your online activities is enough a reason to do something about your online security and one way to do this is to learn how to use VPN. A Refresher: What is VPN? We’ve already talked about VPN a couple of times, but just to refresh our minds, VPN stands for virtual private network. It works by creating a secure and private tunnel from the device to the server or the World Wide Web. The data sent over […]

The decision of whether to get your kid a new smartphone is rife with concerns over safety and responsibility. The same applies when buying a laptop, only that there is one difference because some schools consider laptops an essential educational tool, although the effectiveness of using laptops at school is still a debatable issue, the time will come a when your child will own and use one. Now, in case you find yourself looking for kid-friendly laptops, there are specific factors you need to take into account. Aside from durability and parental control options, you also need to consider water-resistant keyboards. Don’t worry about the costs because you can buy a laptop for your kid without breaking the bank. Even better, just because they’re budget-friendly does not mean they are not of excellent quality. Check out our list of the best Windows laptops for kids below: 1. Microsoft Surface Go […]

There are various reasons why you would need a macOS installer. Maybe you need it to reinstall macOS to fix a problem in your system or perhaps you’re planning to sell or hand down your old Mac to a new owner. It’s also possible that you’re the recipient of that old Mac. Similarly, there are also various ways to reinstall macOS. Aside from using recovery mode to reinstall macOS, you can also choose to make Mac boot from USB. In this article, we’ll show you how to make bootable USB so you can install macOS or an older version of it in case you can’t or don’t want to reinstall using recovery mode and other methods. What You’ll Need to Create a Bootable MacOS Installer There are two primary items you need to create a bootable USB to reinstall macOS. First, is the USB flash drive. You need one with […]

The Internet is a mighty thing. It allows you to do a lot of things without leaving the comfort of your home. You can do your shopping online, apply for bank accounts, or access files from across the globe with just a few clicks. However, one of the most significant risks that the Internet brings is compromised online security. Nothing is private anymore, especially with the popularity of social media platforms. Personal information like addresses, credit card information, social security number, birthdate, and so on can now be easily accessed by malicious users. The Internet has become more convenient for hackers to steal private information, especially when you are not aware of the risks. Malicious entities either steal money using your financial details, use your personal information to commit identity fraud, or lock your device and then blackmail you to pay a ransom. And these kinds of cybercrimes can happen […]

There are many benefits of VPN or virtual private network when going online. Not only does it help speed up your computer, but it also plays a huge role in protecting your personal data. A VPN secures your data by thoroughly encrypting your connection and routing it through a secure server. Aside from these benefits, you can also use VPNs to improve your Internet speed for data-heavy tasks like online gaming and video streaming. It also lets you unlock region-restricted content by masking your IP address and using local servers to trick the Internet into thinking that you are located in the same region. And since we do most of our online activities on our smartphones, Android or otherwise, it is only practical that we also install VPN on Android. How to Install VPN Using Android Settings Recently released Android phones come with VPN features that you can use to […]

A VPN or virtual private network is often used to protect one’s privacy when using the Internet. It provides an additional level of security for sensitive information online. Virtual private networks work by creating a digital tunnel in which your internet connection is routed through secure servers It masks your IP address, encrypts your data, and implements other online security features that make it impossible for other users to view your data and identify your network and the computer. And while most individuals and businesses use the service for online privacy, VPNs go beyond simple protection and this article will list down the cool benefits of VPN. 1. Stream YouTube videos and other websites without your ISP slowing down. Streaming video content is the number one consumer of Internet bandwidth today. YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo, and other video streaming sites consume too much data, causing many ISPs to throttle the connection […]

Are you looking to buy top-rated laptops, but refuses to give Apple MacBooks a try? If that is the case, give these Windows laptops a shot. However, be warned, there are lots of different models to choose from with amazing specs including battery life, weight, budget, size, and memory to choose from. To help you decide, we list down the best Windows laptop of 2018 from top manufacturers like Asus, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, and Dell. Hopefully, you find one the perfect partner for you. 1. Dell XPS9360-5000SLV-PUS Hailed as the best, Dell’s XPS9360-5000SLV-PUS has everything you can ask for. Long battery life (up to 14 hours) and magnificent performance (powered by Windows 10) and specs that include a 13.3″ QHD+ display, a 7th generation Intel Core i5 3.5 GHz processor, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. It’s also the epitome of an elegant display with Infinity Edge screen. (Photo Credit: Dell) […]

There are times when we accidentally delete files on our phone or intentionally get rid of photos and regret big time because we believe that there’s no way to retrieve lost files. Fortunately, Android has several photo recovery options that allow users to recover photos that have been deleted. Check out the options below How to Recover Deleted Photos Using Your Computer 1. Recuva Recuva File Recovery is a third-party app that restores deleted files and photos. However, you need to install the app on your computer, then connect your Android device using a USB cable to be able to use the app to recover deleted files. Aside from recovering files that have been accidentally deleted, you can also restore files that have been removed by bugs, viruses, or crashes. It has a user-friendly interface where you can filter the results according to file name or type, and the best […]

We’ve discussed VPN (virtual private network) a couple of times before, so you’re probably familiar with it by now. You can use a VPN service on your Android device and you can even make your Mac computer more secure with one. Indeed, utilizing a VPN to ensure that your devices and online activities are secured from hackers can prove very beneficial. However, how do you choose which type of service is best for your needs? When searching for the perfect VPN partner, one of the steps is choosing between a regular VPN or a VPN router. While both types offer promising benefits, you might find that one is better suited to your exact needs than the other. How a Traditional and Regular VPN Works Regular and traditional VPN services require the installation of an application developed by the VPN provider. Once installed and activated, the VPN will modify the device’s network […]

If you’ve just checked your email today, you might be surprised by emails from every business you have interacted with online, informing you about a policy change they implemented. The emails were sent out in compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation, seven years in the making, came into effect last May 25. But what is GDPR and how will it affect you, the user? What is GDPR? Technology advances quickly than our laws and the abrupt changes in technology comes with the need for protection, especially for its users. As we use the Internet on a daily basis, we unconsciously expose some of our private and sensitive data. While VPNs like Outbyte VPN, NordVPN, or ExpressVPN can help secure data, but without any regulation or law that’ll protect the users, the risk for identity theft and fraud on a daily basis is high. The European Union […]