Category Archives: Tips

The Best Skype Alternatives  

is one of the most secure messaging platforms in the world, though it started as a tiny little technological embryo fourteen years ago in 2003. Years later, it was acquired by for $3.1 billion dollars, which is oodles more than a pretty penny. In the recent past, however, Skype was purchased by Microsoft for a… Read More »

Everything You Need to Know: How NAT Firewalls Increase Security

Many people, whether they are technically literate or not, have at some point in their lives come across the term “firewall.” However, to the general public, this term is shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. For some reason or another, Hollywood loves to throw this term around in the movies (though not always correctly). In fact,… Read More »

How Torrenting Works and Associated Risks: Get Safe Downloads!

Most people who use on a regular or even semi-regular basis understand that it is a P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, but what exactly does that mean? And what’s the difference between Bittorrent P2P downloads and other download methods, such as traditional file hosting or services like Usenet? Bittorrent traffic is still an alarmingly high percentage of… Read More »

The Top 6 Best Connectify Alternatives You’ll Love

Most people don’t realize that their operating systems allow them to take advantage of the wireless cards in their PCs and mobile devices to share their Internet connection. And that power can really help you out of a jam, especially if you can’t get a signal on you mobile device, or you are restricted to… Read More »

Pokémon Go Security and Privacy Risks: Gotta Catch Them All?

The mantra of just about every millennial’s childhood seemed to be “gotta catch ‘em all.” And this month, Pokémon fans rejoiced as the biggest thing to happen inside the world of Pokémon since the Gameboy games hit the market. has skyrocketed in popularity, causing a bit of an uproar. There have been numerous reports of… Read More »

The Best Ways to Improve Email Security

Even with all the latest advancements in social media platforms and messaging applications, most people still use email on a daily basis. And although many businesses have transitioned to real-time messaging platforms like Slack, it doesn’t look like email is going to die anytime soon. Instead, it looks like email is going to be around… Read More »

The Best Ways to Fix Packet Loss From an Expert

Whether you’re doing some research for school, diligently working in a professional setting, or burning some time playing your favorite multiplayer games, nothing is more annoying than packet loss and lag spikes. The worst part about these situations is that your Internet connection is tantalizingly close to being usable, but really it just strings you along… Read More »

How to Encrypt Email – Easy Email Encryption Options

Even with the invention of social media platforms, instant messaging, and video calling, most of us still depend heavily on emails. It’s such a convenient way to send messages and files to a friend, family member, or colleague. Unfortunately, emails are unbelievably insecure. I’m sure that most Americans have heard about governmental surveillance programs that… Read More »