USB Cable Types Explained – Versions, Ports, Speeds, and Power

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No one in their right mind could argue that the advent of USB was a bad thing. Before we first got the now-iconic USB port, the world was filled with clunky, disparate connection standards.  The typical PC from the early 90s sported LPT, Serial, PS2, SCSI and MIDI ports. To name but a few! Now […]

7 Technical SEO Optimization Tips for Any Website

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Are you wondering why your helpful, relevant, and valuable content isn’t ranking well? If you haven’t performed technical SEO optimization for your website, you will continue to struggle. Technical SEO deals with the infrastructure of your website. In summary, there are 7 basic steps to technical SEO optimization of your site if you want to […]

The Best Plugins to Keep WordPress Up to Date Automatically

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Do you know how often you need to update your WordPress plugins? You should check for updates regularly, especially for reasons of security. Outdated plugins (and WordPress themes and versions) make your website vulnerable to hackers. Even deactivating plugins without removing them can cause harm to your site. A potential problem and challenge to website […]

Can Connect to Wireless Router, but not to the Internet?

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It’s hard to imagine that just two decades ago, only about one percent of the world’s population was online. Today, more than 4.3 billion people are actively using the internet, which is more than half of the global population. That’s how important having an internet connection is. A few things can be quite frustrating as […]

Using Canva: A Guide to Creating Custom Images

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Are you using images to enhance your online content? If you aren’t, you are missing out on the opportunity to reach a wider audience, maximize conversions, and increase user engagement. People are inherently drawn to attractive visuals. Did you know that 67% of consumers say that a product image is more important than the description […]

How To Use Firefox Private Network To Protect Yourself Online

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Firefox Private Network is an extension for the Firefox browser that aims to protect you from hackers and trackers. You can use it on your home computer but it’s especially useful on a laptop that uses public Wi-Fi networks. Most web browsers don’t include built-in protection from hackers; you normally have to rely on third-party […]

How to Tell If Your Computer is Being Monitored

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Knowing that someone is monitoring your computer is pretty scary, but it’s perhaps even scarier not knowing how to tell if it’s even happening. But it does happen, and could very well happen to you too if you’re not actively blocking it. If someone is monitoring your computer, they might have been doing so for […]

How To Whitelist Specific Devices On Your Home Network To Stop Hackers

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The way a home network usually works is that anyone with your network passphrase can connect to your home network. However, it’s possible to add another layer of security where only specific devices are allowed to connect. This is called MAC address filtering. Keep in mind however that Mac address filtering isn’t a single security […]

How to Find Out What App is Using Your Webcam on Windows 10

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I will explain a very effective method to find out what app is using your webcam. This way, you can stop it from being used without your permission, or simply close an app to free up your webcam to use in another application. For some reason, Windows 10 struggles to let you use your webcam […]

BSD vs Linux: The Basic Differences

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Both Linux and the varying BSDs (Berkeley Software Distributions) are free and open-source, with more things in common than differences. With this in mind, you may ask yourself, “If they’re so similar, then why do they exist at all? Wouldn’t it be better to have a singular operating system from which to choose?” I can […]