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How to Obtain and Set Up a Static IP Address

Imagine calling your favorite carry out restaurant to place an order, only to find that they changed their phone number without warning…again. This is similar to an IP address that changes frequently when you log on to your computer, also known as a dynamic IP address. There are many reasons to make the switch to…

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Here’s Why You Need to Pay More Attention to Your Chrome Extensions

How many extensions do you have installed on your Google Chrome browser? You know, those tiny icons that sit in the top right corner, next to the address bar? If you’re like most people, you may not know exactly how many extensions you have installed and active on your web browser. It’s probably more than…

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The Problem with YouTube’s Algorithm

As a content sharing platform, YouTube has rules that its users must follow. Videos posted on the platform have to follow YouTube’s Community Guidelines, which cover everything from spam and external links to misinformation and hate speech. YouTube is a massive platform, though, with 2 billion monthly active users and more than 500 hours of…

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How DNSBLs Work: Avoid Getting Blacklisted

When you open your email client, type a message, and hit “send” it seems so easy. You don’t think about all the processes taking place in the background or security checks being run on your outgoing mail. Most of the time, you don’t even wonder if your message will make it to the recipient, or…

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How to Keep Your YouTube from getting Demonetized

You finally did it–you hit all of the markers for acceptance in the YouTube Partner program, and you began monetizing your videos. But you live in constant fear of demonetization. You’ve worked so hard toward earning on YouTube. How can you keep demonetization at bay? Initially, you may have seen the YouTube money trickle in–you…

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What Can You Get From Your Search History and Is It Even Worth Downloading?

If we were to broadcast our individual search history, the results could prove confusing, if not downright embarrassing. We may not be searching for anything particularly scandalous, but even still, the heat of shame may redden our cheeks.  A scroll through a week of one person’s internet searches could reveal “Fusion Theory” and “How to…

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How to set up a VPN on Xbox

A VPN can be a staple in your online security. It masks your IP address to keep your internet identity safe.  Protecting your IP address helps keep your network secure and can keep your online activities private. Can you use a VPN on all of your devices? Just about! You may want to use your…

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How to Set Up a VPN on PlayStation

If you’ve ever wanted to access location-blocked content with your PS5, you’ve probably noticed that you can’t use VPN apps on your PlayStation. While Sony discourages users from using VPNs by not making them available in the PlayStation store, there are still ways to use a VPN with your PlayStation console. This guide covers two…

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