Common Social Media Threats

Social media is like a staple for modern people. The advent of social media, however, brings forth a plethora of new threats. The followings are some common threats that social media use can bring. Familiarize yourself with these threats so you can be more prepared.

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#1. Identity theft

Getting your identity stolen is no joke. It can drain your bank account, ruin your credit, or even get you in trouble with the law.… Read the rest

Is Reading Ebooks Bad For Your Eyes?

With the advance of technology, bookworms have never been so spoiled. The rise of ebooks and eReaders allow them to search new books in seconds, grab a new book with a few clicks, and personalize their reading experience.

Despite the many conveniences of ebooks, some people still stay away from them because they think reading ebooks is bad for their eyesight. Is that true?

LCD vs. e-Ink

If you’re using a computer, iPad, phone, or any other devices that use LCD screens, you’ll strain your eyes quickly while reading ebooks.… Read the rest

OPUS File Mini-FAQ

Seeing a file with .opus extension in the wild is a rare sight. Files using the OPUS format are everywhere but you just don’t seem to find such files when you browse the web or even when you search through the audio files in your hard drive. What is this file anyway? Do people still use it?

To answer your most burning questions about this file format, we have compiled a short list of common questions about this format plus their answers.… Read the rest

What are Favicons?

The first time the word favicon was known to the public was when Microsoft released Internet Explorer 5 two decades ago. Favicon, as you may have guessed, is a combination of the word “favorite” and “icon”. But, what is this thing really?

What is a favicon?

A favicon a.k.a favorite icon is an image file depicting the identity of a particular website. You often see it next to the website title whenever you visit a website.… Read the rest

Phishing Attack – What You Need to Know About It

According to the seventh annual Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast published on December 1st, 2019, companies worldwide will face new cyber threats in the form of phishing and deep fakes next year.

If that sounds scary to you, you’ re right. It is scary especially if you’re the IT administrator of a large company. A report by GetApp claims that almost half of workers have clicked on a phishing link.… Read the rest

From Adobe Flash to HTML5

Up to the mid-2000s Flash was everywhere on the web. You could see interactive elements made with Flash where ever you go. You also wasted hundreds of hours playing addicting Flash games. Who could’ve blamed you? There were hundreds of those games.

Fast forward a little bit and things started to change. When Apple decided not to support Flash in their mobile browser, Apple fans were upset. The feeling changed soon afterward because people realized that living without Flash was not so bad after all.… Read the rest

Why Haven’t Dailymotion Caught Up With YouTube?

Dailymotion is the much-needed competition for YouTube. Millions of content creators are wishing for this YouTube alternative to thrive. YouTube has too much power over content creators, deciding right and wrong using ambiguous standards and punishing the content creators for whatever reason they see fit.

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Why Is Dailymotion So Behind YouTube?

After taking a closer look, we found several issues with Dailymotion that making it hard to get pass YouTube as the de facto entertainment site on the internet.… Read the rest

Do MP3 Players Have a Future?

MP3 players are not as popular as they used to be. Ten years ago, all the cool kids have one or two. People were jogging while listening to their iPods, Zunes, or other off-brand players.  You often see people shuffling their playlist in the subways and buses. Now people just use their phones.

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Is there still a market for MP3 players?

Despite the decline in popularity, there’s still a market for standalone MP3 players in the future.… Read the rest

eBook Piracy – Should You be Worried?

During the Book Expo 2019, the Authors Guild, America’s oldest organization for writers, said publishers lost $300 million annually from online piracy.

Despite the apparent badness of that number, if you look at it with a glass-half-full mentality, the number also means so many people really enjoy reading ebooks. It’s true that ebook lovers are still growing. That, my friend, is a market for you to tap.

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Can You Make a Living Writing and Selling eBooks?

In August 2019, digital book sales dropped 7.3%. Now, some of you may think it’s the end of the world when it comes to eBook publishing, but it’s not. Sales numbers are rarely moving in one direction all year long. EBook publishing is still pretty much alive, or is it really?

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Is Writing an eBook Still Profitable?

Before we continue, let’s put one more number on the table.… Read the rest