Compelling Reasons to Use a VPN

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows a computer to access information via a public network (such as the Internet) all the while behaving as if it were connected to a private network. This achieves two things.
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One, what you do online becomes cloaked. That is, other people won’t know what you are doing online.

Two, your IP address is changed. That is, you will appear to originate from some other location.

I don’t know about you, but with all the privacy and security issues these days, those two things are more than enough to compel anyone to use a VPN. There are, however, other case-specific reasons that you may want to consider using a VPN. [Read more...]

Top Brands Utilizing Instagram

Instagram photos are everywhere today. They’re posted on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest among others attracting lots of attention from social media users owing to their unique designs. Surely, you’ve seen them with borders, in collages and sometimes with text thanks to the filters and editing tools in the app.

Since its launch more than three years ago, Instagram has gained more than 100 million active monthly users. And apart from the private individuals using the app these days, brands have also recognized this popular networking site’s importance. In fact, 67 percent of top brands are now using Instagram to reach their target market on a global basis.

Owing to its global reach, businesses admit that this famous photo sharing site is worth using in an effort to raise awareness of their brand. The great news is that in addition to images, users can now post videos and send direct messages similar to Twitter’s functionality. These messages can then be shared with individuals and even groups with up to 15 members. [Read more...]

Blog Listing Sites: Another Way to Promote Your Blog

Not many blog owners, particularly the new ones, know about the existence of blog directories. But this is one avenue which need to be fully utilized to promote one’s site to the rest of the world.

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Being a directory, these sites lists blog links and classify them according to specific categories and sub-categories. Compared to the regular websites, blog directories are considered to have more authority. And while they may not be often used by people to search for sites or links they want, it is still a must to do this step.

The Pros of Directory Submission

There are advantages when a blog link gets listed in a directory, one of which is in terms of search engine optimization (SEO). [Read more...]

6 Reasons People Love to Buy Gadgets

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You see them all the time, right? Top ten gadgets of the holiday shopping season, or five must-have gadgets that are coming next year? The gadget-related titles and content are all over the internet, and that must mean that people are buying them in droves. But why?

That’s a great question. Here are six reasons people love to buy gadgets for themselves and others. [Read more...]