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How to view and delete your browsing history in all browser types

Shopping for Christmas presents online and want to keep your shop visits secret from your family? Don’t want your browser to save information you’ve entered into an online form? Clearing your browser history is the solution! We show you how. more
16 people found this article helpful.

Software updates: Why they are important to your security

We’ve all been there – your computer wants to do a software update right when you are in the middle of something, so you click the notification away. It’s ok to wait an hour or two before going back and performing the update, but ignoring updates entirely can be dangerous. more
14 people found this article helpful.

What is a web browser?

Whether you surf the web on a laptop or smartphone, a web browser is the program that makes it possible. But there are a few things you might not know about web browsers. When were they invented?
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If you don’t like your preinstalled internet browser, it’s easy to switch
Do you have to use the browser that’s preinstalled on your device? Our blog connects the dots. more
14 people found this article helpful.

What is a URL?

We have all heard the term URL, but what is it exactly? Is it the same as a domain name or a link? And why are some URLs so long?
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A URL is the address that takes you where you want to go online
Today we explain what a URL is and what it is used for. more
47 people found this article helpful.

How to take a screenshot on your computer

Are you having a problem with your computer and would like to take a screenshot to show tech support what’s going on? Or maybe you just put together a graphic and want some input from a coworker? Most of us know how to take a screenshot on our phones, but did you know there are lots of different ways to do it on your PC or MacBook as well?
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Capture what’s on your screen at the press of a button
Today we show you ten easy methods. more
50 people found this article helpful.

How to do an internet speed test

You're working from home and are in a video call, but there is a lag in the sound and a delay seeing your colleague’s presentation. In the evening, the movie you are streaming keeps stopping and buffering. One cause for such issues is a slow internet connection.
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Is your connection fast enough to stream Paw Patrol AND work remotely?
So how do you find out if this is the cause of your problems? It’s easy – you can test your internet speed in just a few seconds. more
15 people found this article helpful.

What is a cache? Uses, types and what happens when you clear it

“Have you tried clearing the cache?” If you’ve ever been frustrated by glitches when using a website or app or needed more storage space on your device, you may have heard this question.
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If a website is not displaying correctly, sometimes clearing your browser cache can help
Today our blog explains what a cache is and why it may need to be cleared. more
41 people found this article helpful.

What is pharming and how can you protect yourself?

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different.
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Pharming sites try to “harvest” information like your credit card number
Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
38 people found this article helpful.

What is cloud computing?

You’ve probably heard companies advertising “cloud computing services” or friends talking about saving photos to their “cloud drive.” But what does that mean exactly? Is our data just floating around out there somewhere? If you aren’t quite sure, you are not alone!
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Cloud computing means storing and accessing our data remotely from “the cloud”
A 2020 survey by our company revealed that only half of respondents thought they could explain what cloud storage is – and only a third could actually do it correctly. Today: Cloud computing explained. more
26 people found this article helpful.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things, IoT, smart devices, the fourth industrial revolution – you may have heard these words tossed around with increasing frequency in the last few years. And lots of items that used to be “dumb,” from coffee machines to cars, are now connected to the internet.
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The Internet of Things connects countless smart devices
So what is the Internet of Things, how does the IoT work – and why do you need it? more
7 people found this article helpful.