Pros and Cons of a Broadband Internet

A broadband internet connection is one of the best and most effective forms of internet connections in the world. It has been observed that a broadband internet is currently the most advanced form of internet connection in the world; making things that were never imagined possible a reality, it is no doubt that this is one of the best forms of internet connection in the world.

In life, everything with advantages has disadvantages and the same principle applies to a broadband internet. This article will be giving you some pros and cons of a broadband internet. Continue reading “Pros and Cons of a Broadband Internet”

Do Not Use Anonymous Proxy sites

Though Proxy sites provide us with some way to browse the blocked web pages but not all proxy sites are safe and good to use. In this edition of Tip of the Week section, I share the adverse effects of using the Anonymous Proxy sites.

A Proxy Site is a web page that allows you to view and surf your web addresses even if they are blocked by the network administrator. There may be 2 kinds of Proxies available:

1. Proxy websites where you enter your blocked web page to be able to view through it.
2. Proxy addresses which need to be added in the browser proxy settings that can open more number of pages for you. Continue reading “Do Not Use Anonymous Proxy sites”

Never Store Passwords in Email

Most of us have this practice of keeping their passwords of various accounts in email as it is lot handy and easily accessible at all places. While the practice is easy, it is very risky too. To discourage the use of this practice, I thought of sharing the info in the Tip of the Week section.

As most people think, storing the passwords to many accounts like other email IDs, bank accounts or other personal details like PIN number of credit/debit card etc. in email is safe and easy. On the contrary, the practice is very risky and should be discouraged immediately. Continue reading “Never Store Passwords in Email”

How to Maximize Laptop Battery Backup – Part 2

We have already gone through some of the tips to extract maximum out of your laptop battery. For those who didn’t get to read the tips, here is the link for the same. We are back with the Tip of the Week section with another set of points to remember to optimize the laptop battery.

• Ensure the battery contacts are clean: With time, the metal battery contact points tend to attract dirt, so it is better to clean the points with some soft cloth and alcohol to extract the max battery.

• Ensure proper health of the battery: Make sure that you don’t leave the battery charged for long time; it should be used once every two-three weeks. Doing this ensures longer usage of Continue reading “How to Maximize Laptop Battery Backup – Part 2”

Protect Laptop in Public Places

Almost all the official persons use laptops for their official purposes as they need to travel to different locations. But in this case we should take extra care to protect our laptops while on the move.

In this week’s Tip of the Week, we will discuss steps to protect our laptops when we are travelling and are in the public places as laptop is an important asset not only to the individual but also the company.
Tips to handle laptop in Public places: Continue reading “Protect Laptop in Public Places”

Double Check Email Recipient before Sending

Emails hold the major part in day to day communication for everyone whether it’s the office people or the home users. Sometimes emails also carry confidential information like the important data or the login credentials. Thus we should take extra care while handling these.

In this Tip of the Week, we advise all the email users to ensure that you double check the recipient’s address before sending the email otherwise you may end up revealing not only confidential information but also some personal details to an unauthorized person. Continue reading “Double Check Email Recipient before Sending”

Tips to Reduce Spam Emails

All of us use emails for communication and thus each one of us must have come across some spam emails every day. No one like Spam Messages and thus in this Tip of the Week, I share the tips to reduce these. First of all let’s get to know what these Spam Emails are and how are they being received by us.

What is Email Spam?

The term spam refers to unsolicited, often unwanted, e-mail messages that we receive in our email inboxes, though most of the email service providers, provide us Continue reading “Tips to Reduce Spam Emails”

Risks with Online Gaming

We all love gaming, don’t we and most of us like to play online games as well but there are lots of risks involved with online gaming also.  Phishing is most common in the online gaming world. Gamers are more likely to click on links to external sites that steal personal information as the links are sent by the fellow gamers.

Other common risks with Online Gaming:

•    Cybercriminals seed the pirated copies of the games and that too with the malwares. What they do is, they persist gamers to download some pirated copy of the game that is infected with the malicious .exe file that can steal usernames and passwords easily. Continue reading “Risks with Online Gaming”

Risks with Anonymous Proxy Sites

We have opened many restricted sites through the Anonymous Proxy sites someday or the other without knowing the risks and security vulnerabilities involved in this.

There are loads and loads of anonymous proxy sites available which are used by many people who are unaware how unsafe it is to use this for our confidential data. Use of such proxy sites is highly risky and it is advisable that you stop using those with immediate effect. Continue reading “Risks with Anonymous Proxy Sites”

Never reuse the Same Password

We happen to sign up for so many services and accounts that it becomes a problem to remember all the passwords for each of them. To avoid this problem most people wish to keep the same password for all their accounts.

In this Tip of the Week, TS advises you to never keep the same password for all your online accounts and services. Reusing passwords (using the same password for more than one system) is similar to carrying one key that unlocks your house, your car, your office and your Continue reading “Never reuse the Same Password”

How to Maximize Laptop Battery Backup

Laptops are important as they can be used anywhere and without power source available. But a laptop can soon become uninteresting if it gives you improper battery backup. So here are the tips to improve laptop battery backup, in this week’s Tip of the Week.

•    Dim your screen – Most laptops come with the ability to dim your laptop screen. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut them down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice.

•    Cut down on programs running in the background – ITunes, Desktop Search, etc. All these add to the CPU load and cut down Continue reading “How to Maximize Laptop Battery Backup”

Tips to Handle the Laptop

Laptops come handy at various situations and in places where the desktops cannot be used but apart from using these it becomes our responsibility to ensure that this product stays with us for a longer time.

So here are the tips that will guide you on how to use the Laptops to maximize their life in this week’s Tip of the Week.

Shut It Down

A laptop does require rest and therefore it is necessary to shut down the laptop when not in use. Shutting down when not in use also prevents the laptop from overheating. Continue reading “Tips to Handle the Laptop”