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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

Get the most of Chrome with these extensions

The majority of internet users worldwide has chosen Chrome as the best web browser, and the Chrome Web Store helps enhance the browser’s features by housing thousands of powerful add-ons to enhance its features. But while it’s amazing to have so many choices, it can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming to pick the right  Google Chrome extensions. This list of powerful extensions can come in handy and save you a...

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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

Why should I use private browsing?

You may think that you’re not online enough to risk your safety, or that you never visit unsafe sites. However, the world wide web is a vast network where the exchange of information is often difficult to track. Here are some good reasons to “go incognito”. With the headlines about data breaches and cyberattacks greeting you every time you go online, it seems impossible to have a surefire, foolproof way...

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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

Why you should care about HTTPS

One basic internet security habit that everyone should remember is to avoid websites that aren’t secured with the HTTPS protocol. This is as simple as looking at your URL bar to check whether the URL string starts with “https” and whether there is a symbol of a closed padlock beside it. HTTPS Encryption When you visit a website that doesn’t use HTTPS, which is common with older websites that have...

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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

Quick facts about virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes mistaken as one and the same, causing much confusion. For the record, virtualization is different from cloud computing, but these two technologies usually overlap. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc. If there were a spike in email traffic, it would overwhelm the email server, causing it to slow down. Adding another server would...

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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

What is Single Sign-On and who is it for?

An average enterprise uses over a thousand cloud services. Even if small businesses use just a few dozen apps, securely managing account logins is still a huge problem for both users and administrators. Single Sign-On (SSO) is an excellent solution to this issue, so let’s dive into how it works. What is SSO? Single Sign-On solutions allow you to create one username and one password that thousands of websites will...

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April 30, 2020 / Web & Cloud

Simple steps to speed up Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most preferred web browsers across the world. Unlike its competitors that take forever to load because of their media-heavy landing pages, Chrome is a minimalist browser that runs at top speed. But, like any expandable browser that allows features and extensions to be installed, Chrome can slow down because of the extra weight. If you’re experiencing snail-like Chrome performance, use these handy tricks to speed up...

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