The Step-by-Step Guide to Speeding Up Your Internet Connection

Although it’s 2018, it’s still possible to experience a super slow internet connection. However, the inability to load a website is not always caused by a bad internet connection. It’s possible for your internet speed to generate quite good speed-test results, yet you’re still not able to load any website. There could be multiple reasons … Read more

What Are the Best Ad & Pop-Up Blockers of 2023?

If you use your web browser for more than 2 seconds, you’ll likely see an ad. The average internet user is said to be exposed to thousands of ads per day. Luckily, there are ways to greatly reduce the ads you’ll see displayed during your web browsing sessions. Ad and pop-up blockers are extensions that … Read more

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How to Encrypt Your Android device – A Step-by-Step Guide

In this article, I’m going to explain the benefits of encrypting your Android device, as well as the drawbacks. I’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions about how to encrypt the device. I’ll also explain the encryption options available for microSD card users. Then, finally, I’ll explain what will happen if you ever need to decrypt … Read more

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How to Encrypt Your Internet Traffic – 2023 Guide

There are numerous reasons why a user would want to encrypt their internet traffic. A user might simply want to hide their browsing tracks on the web; others might want to ensure their personal information remains safe from hackers. Still, others might want to keep their online activities hidden from ad tracking networks, the government … Read more

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Encrypted Messaging – What Is It, Why Should You Use It and What Are the Best Apps?

In today’s world of revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on citizens in the United States, and the United Kingdom requires Internet Service Providers to record their customer’s online activities, secure, encrypted messaging is more important than ever. If you’re using standard, unencrypted SMS texting, such as what your wireless carrier offers, … Read more

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What Is an SSL Certificate and Why You Should Care

As you’ve traveled around the web in your favorite browser, you may have noticed that some websites have “http://” at the beginning their address, while others have “https://” at the start of theirs. Or, you may have noticed some websites show a green padlock in the address bar. What do all of these things mean? … Read more

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What is Two-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It

As the always-online world has continued to become an ever more dangerous place, the need for user authentication methods other than the old, not-so-reliable username/password combo has become evident. Due to this problem, many websites, social networks, computer, and mobile device makers have begun requiring users to use two-factor authentication to log into their services, … Read more