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Cyber Security Tips & Tricks for Phones and Tablets

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 23 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Our smartphones and tablets have become an ingrained part of our daily lives, and in many ways, have replaced our laptops and desktop computers. Which means they are prime targets for cyber attacks, viruses, and good old-fashioned theft. If you aren’t taking appropriate safety measures to safeguard against such risks, you could find yourself in deep water. Our phones are now used for everything from banking to personal business to communication. Identify theft, financial fraud, and other rather... (more...)

The 5 best VPNs for Google Chrome

Posted by Alex Bailey On July - 10 - 2015ADD COMMENTS
Data Security using VPNs

There are many reasons users look for VPNs, whether it be country-censorship when traveling or just privacy. With the expanding market of OS based virtual private networks you can now find an even better source of protection for every user. Today we will be going through VPN extensions for Google Chrome and talking about the usefulness they deliver. ZenMate Have you ever heard of this program? I’d be surprised if you haven’t. ZenMate has grown to become a colossal giant in the extension genre.... (more...)

Recovering lost data for beginners

Posted by Alex Bailey On July - 6 - 2015ADD COMMENTS
Cloud Backup

Nearly all computer users have experienced data loss at the wrong time. That moment when your heart sinks down to your stomach as you realize that file you have been working on for the last week is gone. The years of pictures, videos, and personal memories erased with a simple mistake. Unfortunately many people learn about data loss the hard way. However, depending on the reason you lost your data, there are some pretty good odds it can be recovered. Short of hard drive failure, most of the time... (more...)

What to Do After Upgrading Your Mobile Device

Posted by Alex Bailey On May - 16 - 2015ADD COMMENTS
Apple iPhone

These days upgrading electronics is something most people do automatically – on a yearly schedule, according to some statistics. Gadgets are so inexpensive that a new color option or screen size is all it takes to render a device virtually obsolete. And while affordable access to the latest and greatest tech is a good thing, the amount of e-waste generated as a result may be substantial. The United States is the world leader in when it comes to e-waste, but China is close behind and Europeans throw... (more...)

Globe and keyboard

Ask anyone, and Facebook is the go to source for social networking and media. Once upon a time MySpace was the king of the hill, but despite Justin Timberlake’s support and the frenzy of social and real world events MySpace has made to increase their user base, it’s just a dead horse (they still keep beating it though). No one wants to use it, and no one is really interested in it. Meanwhile Facebook has become more of a brand than a service, creating numerous things that tie it’s increasingly... (more...)

Gaming gets even more social

Posted by Alex Bailey On March - 24 - 2015ADD COMMENTS
Mobile gaming, angry birds

Last summer, Cyber-Knowledge writer Jennifer Thayer shared some insights on how the gaming experience is changing in this article. At the core of her post, she was getting at the fact that more and more people are playing games on their mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) than ever before. And in doing so, they’re creating a large population of “gamers” who may have never considered playing games beyond their childhood. But thanks to the simplicity of acquiring and playing... (more...)