Why Windows ended XP support

windows xpMicrosoft stopped supporting its Windows XP operating system for ordinary users back in April of this year. But there are still millions of people using it for various reasons from software that is incompatible with newer versions of Windows to hardware designed specifically to run off XP. As such there are ways to protect XP users but in the final analysis XP signals the end of an era as we slide into mobile, anywhere, anytime computing.

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Data breaches – a security risk

Hacker stealing data from a laptopSome data breaches are small such as stolen laptops and some are enormous like retailers that get hacked and lose millions of customer details. But all have the potential to wreak great damage. In the face of what sometimes seems like a deluge of personal data exposures many people might feel powerless. However, there are simple and effective measures that can be taken to safeguard data and protect against the negligence of others.

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What are Botnet DDoS attacks?

DDoS attackBotnets are responsible for much of the online fraud, scams and hack attacks that we see today. Consisting of networks of hijacked computers, and remotely controlled by hackers, they’ve been around a while and they’re going to be around a while longer too. That said, it’s relatively easy to ensure your computer doesn’t become a ’slave’ device to a hacker’s plans.

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5 ways to recover deleted internet history data easily

Recover Internet HistoryNothing is ever deleted on a computer. Even though delete functions exist the data still remains somewhere in the computer, whether on the hard drive or in obscure files tucked away deep in the operating system. Recovering deleted internet history is quite straightforward if you know what you’re doing. And if you do want to know what you’re doing, read on. 

There are many reasons why you would want to recover deleted internet histories. These range from anxious parents worried about whether their children are visiting inappropriate websites or being sucked into some nefarious underworld, to simply wanting to recover the forgotten URL of a website you used which was useful, but you thought you’d never visit again, until you remembered it.

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How to mirror your Android device onto a TV

Mirror your Android device onto a TV Until recently, Google’s Chromecast only allowed you to access content from certain apps and flip them onto your TV screen. A recent upgrade, however, changes all that and you can now ‘mirror’ everything on your Android device onto the TV. It’s very simple to do. Read on to find out how.

We’ve all gotten used to small bits of technology doing big funky things that we can become a bit unimpressed by the seemingly excessiveness of digital developments.

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5 Best Android Paid Apps

5 Best Android Paid AppsThere are so many apps out there it’s hard to know which ones are worth spending money on. To help you we’ve compiled a list of our favorite paid apps for Android.

While committing to paying for an app may seem like an over investment at times, you’re actually paying for a more secure and reliable piece of software, over your unpaid apps.

Paid apps are of a higher quality, have more features, can mean no advertisements, and usually mean no in-app purchases. Typically they are inexpensive, and can make really great gifts! The apps we’re about to share with you, are loved by the Android community.
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5 Must Have Free Android Apps

5 Must Have Free Android AppsHere’s a list of fun, free apps for your Android to keep your children entertained, to keep you organized, and to make your life easier. Some may be obvious, and some are a little newer and cooler.

BUT, before you download anything, make sure you have BullGuard Internet Security on your computer, and BullGuard Mobile Security on your phone. And of course, only download apps and programs from reputable sites that you know. If anything seems amiss, or too good to be true, it probably is.
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The safest internet browser?

internet browserAn internet browser is not only a tool for accessing all those websites out there. It should also provide some basic levels of security. It’s not a security solution as such but at the very least you need to know that it won’t expose you to vulnerabilities. We provide a rundown on the security of today’s most popular browsers. 

So which internet browser do you prefer? Is it Internet Explorer from Microsoft loaded by default when you buy and boot up a new computer? Or do you lean towards open source such as Firefox as way of sticking up a single finger to the proprietary browsers that, some argue, seek to dominate the browser industry?  Or do you prefer the simplicity of Chrome, or even Opera the one that often sits below the radar?

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All about cookies and malware

cookiesIf you’ve ever wondered what cookies are, what they do on your computer and whether they pose a threat to you then read on and you’ll find out.

We’ve all heard of cookies, not the sugary biscuit things that we munch on, but those little files that sit on our computers and identify us when we visit a website.

If you want to know what a cookie does then try deleting them from your computer.  Simply go to ‘history’ in your browser and tick the ‘cookies’ box in the ‘clear browsing data’ section.

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