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Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Benefits of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Ever seen those secret spies’ movies where a super-secret facility has a giant metal door and to get through a worker stops-by, places his hand on a finger print scanner, then gets his face recognized and sometimes even has to speak up a secret code word in the microphone or even swipe an ID badge through the scanner and only then the door opens. Well that’s not just a fictional thing now and in real world, this is what we call a multi-factor authentication (MFA), if a combination of these different methods is being used or two-factor authentication (2FA), if two different modes are being used.

From drawing out cash from an ATM to signing in to your Google or some other social account, one is sure to come across multi-factor (or in some cases two factor) authentication nowadays and it is frankly the need of the hour.

Internet has become stronger and smarter and much more easily accessible for people all over the planet now and this means it’s getting harder and harder for websites and social sites to keep their and clients’ data secure and safe from the prying eyes and dangerous minds of hackers. MFA has played its role in reducing cybercrimes to some extent as it is more secure than a simple password which can easily be cracked by different softwares that are using rainbow tables or some other password generator. This is a detailed topic and might need more than just one blog to explain all the types and how it work and all, so here I’ll just be discussing some of the benefits of MFA:

  • Stronger Security

The most important advantage of MFA is that it gives you a safer system/account that is difficult for a hacker to breach. You can, for example, secure your account by adding an additional factor along with your password such as authenticating your login request through your mobile phone or asking for a fingerprint. Unless the hackers have both the authentication factors, they cannot access the account.

  • Simplified, Faster Login Process

One would think that MFA would mean slow login process because of the need to verify all the enrolled factors firstfor all the different apps you’re using, but fortunately that’s not the case. MFA allows companies to use a much more advance “Single Sign-on” login setup which allows user to login with a single set of credentials, which are validated once before allowing the user to safely access all the different apps and tools connected to it.

  • Increased Productivity

With all the burden of typing in passwords removed and having replaced them by fast and effective authentication factors the companies can increase their productivities in the right environment and situations.

  • Cost Effective

One may think that incorporating MFA to a business requires some fancy technology and loads of cash but that’s far from truth. You can use of the many available free 2FA apps  to be used by your employees and it’s a piece of cake when it comes to learning to use it.

  • Customize Your Own Security

The flexibility of MFA allows one to easily and freely customize their level of authentication, add as many layers of security as they like and even have rapidly upgrading software based authentication to make the system more secure and easily accessible (I mean who knows, you might wanna hand out secret code bearing USB drives to all your employees to add a cool factor and feel like you’re running a top-secret facility)

In short, the MFA is basically what’s keeping you a tad bit secure than those static passwords that used to cost companies lose millions, made people lose important documents and be blackmailed for them and so much more. Although the cybercrimes haven’t completely stopped but MFA has definitely made it harder for hackers to breach the system and access your precious data.

Best Video Editing Softwares/Applications for Windows

Best Video Editing Softwares/Applications for Windows

(Turn your simple clips into a cinematic film)

Whether you are a professional marketing personnel or an enthusiast who just loves shooting 4K or random Vlogs to share among friends or simply you are launching a new product, sooner or later you are going to need to put in some efforts in videography, either by yourself or hire some professional video editor to add that extra bit of spark that catches the audience’s attention in a split second. This, by no means, imply that you should produce “Avengers” like Marvel grade films (you can’t make the Iron Man look as good as they do at Marvel Studios) but you are definitely going to have to do more than just put up unedited, boring clips in hopes of catching people’s attention. No matter how good a video is, it can always use a bit of editing to make things more exciting. So, here we take a quick look at some of the best video editing softwares. Now mind you, I haven’t ranked these because what is the top most useful for me might not me the one for you.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Speaking of the best applications, it would be simply cruel not to mention premiere pro. First launched back in 2003, premiere pro is a continuously evolving desktop based video editing application that serves as a work station for both professional videographers as well as rookie enthusiasts. When it comes to professional grade work, you need not look further because this application has got you covered for all your needs.

Pros:

The color adjustments, audio correction tools and lighting are just mind-blowing. Workspaces, multitasking with quick previews and easy-to-use keyboard shortcuts give a very smooth experience once you get used to the interface.

Cons:

It might be a bit heavy on your wallet; you have to be willing to spend some handsome amount to get this monster on your desktop. The huge number of preset effects and what seem like never ending drop down menus of features make it rather difficult to find and use a much simpler tool sometimes. The interface is not as user friendly as its competitors out there.

  • Corel VideoStudio

If you are looking for a cheaper but heavy grade contender, then this one’s for you. Costing a fairly low amount of money, it comes with almost equally amazing features than its much more expensive rivals out there. If you are looking for an easy-to-learn, advance editing software then you surely are going to love this one.

Pros:

A much simplified interface with 360° video editing, it has everything you need to make that expensive 360° gear’s footage to pop out of your screens. It even supports up to 6 different angles to give you a high quality multi-angle video. This is definitely your cheaper gateway to 3D world.

Cons:

It’s available on windows only and that might not be a big issue for most of you folks but one can’t just neglects those iOS users out there. Apart from this there are a few minor issues like limited keyframing, lack of advanced media library tagging and curation features are some of them.

  • Davinci Resolve 15

A pretty decent and probably the most powerful free video editing software you can get these days. With a flexible interface and using as many timeline as you want, the folks at Blackmagic have put together one of the best watermark free software and that too for free! The paid version, with extra features, is used by Hollywood movies and TV commercials commonly for their advanced editing and achieving the eye popping cinematic look you all watch on your TV screens.

Pros:

I couldn’t stress enough upon the fact that it’s FREE. Moreover, you get to work online, in real time with other collaborators around the world on the same project. It also gives you a very smooth interface and you can save your work without having to worry about any watermarks.

Cons:

It takes up a lot of space and you need to have a powerful PC to support its reliance on your GPU instead of CPU for graphics enhancement.

  • WondershareFilmora

Although a paid application and offering much less functions then most others out there, Filmora made it to this list because the developers were targeting one group and one group only, the beginners. In today’s fast moving world everyone expects you to catch up and be born a professional butFilmora is for those who are beginning to step into the world of videography and video editing. They can edit videos even without prior knowledge of anything. It’s that easy.

Pros:

Super easy interface, pretty basic features along with quite a handful of advanced ones to make your footage stand out. The file size isn’t that large either and one doesn’t need a powerful system to support this light and user friendly software.

Cons:

It has to be purchased and the features, though pretty good, aren’t that professional and eventually you grow out of it and have to move on to heavier software to achieve better looking footage.

  • Vegas Pro

Already enforced by Sony and now Magix, this software is no less than a master editor if you are willing to spend some cash on improving your editing skills. It’s been used for years in the industry to create movies, TV ads, music videos etc. and has proven it worth time and time again. From creating 3D visual effects to authoring Blu-ray discs and DVDs you can do it all with this tool on your desktop.

Pros:

It offers a pretty smooth and customizable user interface especially for beginners. Originally an audio editing software, the audio mixing console is one of the best you’d come across and the transition/ effects packages are pretty cool as well.

Cons:

Unfortunately there is no free version but a 30 days trial only after which you must pay and the price is not low. This one will cost you a handsome amount so it’s not for those who aren’t willing to spend some extra bucks.

Conclusion:

It all comes down to your preference really, what kind of editing you need, how much money are you willing to spend and what suits you best rather than what others suggest. The best way to figure out which one’s for you is simply try out their trial versions before deciding which one to stick with. Even then, you might switch to something fancier because that’s just how humans are.

5 simple tricks to protect yourself from Phishing

5 simple tricks to protect yourself from Phishing

Phising is a social engineering technique used to exploit the imperfections of the security systems. With time, there has been a rapid increase in the phishing incidents across the globe ranging from minor data losses to huge thefts and frauds.

In simpler terms, phishing is a form of hacking by misleading users. It can be labeled as a “fraud” because it deals with user exploitation by using impersonation as the means of obtaining sensitive information such as passwords, credit card credentials and other highly sensitive data. It deals with a system based on baiting and getting users to log in with their personal details onto the disguised webpage.

The AnIT-Bridge team decided the need for public awareness due to the rapid increase in phishing rates across the globe. However, it can be concluded that there is no real way to cure phishing as a whole. Phishing is spreading like a virus, from one user to another. There are some tips that we would like to share to keep the general public safe from losing their sensitive data.

i) Be realistic and sensible while opening links
Carefully check the link, note for any misspellings. In the url, check carefully for any suspicious entries that do not match with the real identity of the webpage you are trying to login. It is a fairly common but wise saying “Prevention is better than cure”. It makes a lot of sense here, be wise and avoid being phished rather than having to find measures to retain the stolen data.

ii) Is the sender trustworthy?
It is very important to see if the sender of the email is a trustworthy entity or not. Receiving an email from an anonymous entity means you simply avoid it. Even if you receive an email from someone not in your close circle, avoid it because it’s for the better.

iii) Verify
If the sender of the email is someone from your close circle, look closely to check if the link seems suspicious. At times, the senders themselves are subjected to phishing and the link is infact automatically generated to be spread like a virus. Avoid opening it and verify from the sender whether if he sent it or not.

iv) Stay secure
Staying secure by using a secure website. A secure website can be indicated by the “Https”. When observing the “Http” before the link, it signifies that a webpage is secure and can be trusted. Before handing out sensitive info such as bank data or credit card, make sure you follow these steps.

v) Report
Don’t let suspicious activity go unnoticed. On coming across such a webpage attempting to phish, report directly to the real organization. This way, such scamming pages can be dealt with and security can be ensured.

Simple tips to prevent Data theft

Simple tips to prevent Data theft

Simple tips to prevent Data theft

Imagine having the main door to your home unlocked, it’s a sight that would surely take away your peace of mind. It’s no rocket science, you have a high probability of being subjected to criminal or burglar activity as compared to when the door was locked. An unlocked main door is an open invitation to theft. Similarly, a computer not secured is inviting viruses, malware and hackers. You can consider your hard disk data as personal belongings that are open to theft in case you don’t secure your computer. We will guide you with easy tips to secure your computer and the sensitive data that it contains.

Check your Firewall Status

To begin with, the first thing you must be sure to do is check whether your firewall is switched “on” or “connected”. Firewall works the same way as it sounds, a wall of fire sounds very secure. Passing a burning wall is not an easy task, and even if someone manages to pass it, the damage inflicted will not allow one to live. Now towards the important question, “How do i check if the Firewall is working?”. It is a very simple task, go to control panel and type Firewall in the search box. You can now check the status of your Firewall. If it is “off”, just turn it “on”. If it is “on”, you are good to go.

Install a suitable Anti-virus

Anti-Viruses are softwares that scan your computer and search for the presence of malware or viruses within the hard drive. They can easily detect viruses hidden in your folders and delete the infected files before there is a further spread of infection. The virus scan are carried out time to time to make sure chances of infection are minimal.
Don’t give away sensitive information

The new trend of online purchasing and online transactions has made life easy. However, it has also given rise to cyber crimes. While online shopping, it is a possibility that the credit card information you are giving away is going to be used for theft. Entering your credit card data or accessing your web email, both can lead to disastrous outcomes. We would highly recommend staying away from rogue websites and never giving out information. For online shopping, it would be better to check reviews of a website before ordering.

Data Back up

In case of a computer crash or electrical outage, you can fall a prey to data loss. Securing your computer also means that your data remains safe and sound. However, if not falling to a virus, malware or a hacker, hardware damage can also cause data loss. We recommend backing up important data to websites such as Google Drive or Dropbox that offer a limited free cloud storage space. You could also backup your data in an external hard drive such as a USB.

Avoid giving out Sensitive Information

Keep a check and balance towards the sensitive information you reveal. It is a fairly common knowledge that you give out information such as your mothers birth place or your father date of birth. There is a fine line between giving out this information as a security question and revealing this information on a social networking website. Example, Revealing your mothers date of birth could be a disaster because it could be the secret question that you have to answer to gain access to your email and password. Revealing innocent information can end up leading to identity theft.

Avoid responding to suspicious emails

Scamming also make into the long list of cyber crimes. Receiving an email such as “You have won a lottery…” is a way of gaining interest from the innocent users. The end result is always a scam. Furthermore, certain emails are a method of hacking or phising. Responding to these emails or even clicking on the link they provide can lead to disastrous outcomes. it is important that you delete all such unusual content you receive in your email to stay secure.

Difficult Passwords
Maintaining a difficult and a strong password is the first line of defense. The key here is to utilize special characters and numbers along with the combination of letters to come up with a password that is difficult to guess. Furthermore, using letters from lower and uppercase, mixing up and creating different combinations can help in avoiding chances of your password getting hacked.

These are fairly common techniques you should use to prevent yourself from being vulnerable to cyber crimes. It is highly recommended that these protocols are followed to prevent data theft at all levels.

Common Applications for Linux Users

Common Applications for Linux Users

Common Applications for Linux Users

On posting about the advantages of Linux, we received Numerous queries over the alternative applications of Windows for Linux users. Linux becomes a whole new dimension for users who haven’t really had previous interaction to Linux.
We aim to help you understand the numerous alternatives you could use to the traditionally used Windows applications. We will discuss the most common used windows applications along with their Linux alternatives plus their Download links for the ease of our viewers.

1. Microsoft Office

To begin a list of most used softwares and not include Microsoft office in it would be a crime. Users who have a slight bit of idea of windows are well aware of Microsoft Office and the numerous advantages it gives to the users in document preparation and document editing. The alternative to Microsoft Office is Libreoffice.
It is very similar to Microsoft office. Users can easily utilize this application if they have past experience with Microsoft Office. To add to it, it comes with plugins like PDF converter builtin. You can open your Microsoft created documents in Liberoffice. So jumping over from Microsoft Office to Liberoffice won’t be much difficult.
Liberoffice can be downloaded from :

https://www.libreoffice.org/download

2. Microsoft Internet Explorer

Surfing the internet is fairly a basic task most of us perform daily. Microsoft Internet Explorer is a built-in Application provided by Microsoft on installing Windows. Internet explorer is a default browser that windows wants us to use. Alternatives to Internet Explorer would be Firefox for Linux or Opera for Linux. Firefox and Opera are available on Windows as well, but they have to be downloaded over the internet after installing Windows.
Download Links for Firefox and Opera are :

Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/#download-fx
Opera: http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?os=linux

3. Microsoft Notepad

A simple Application, but of immense advantages. Notepad is easy to use, from saving simple notes to saving website links, MS Notepad is a very handy application. Alternatives to Notepad are gedit and Leafpad. They can be downloaded from:

gedit Download: http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/
leafpad Downlaod: http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/

4. Adobe Photoshop

The Adobe Photoshop hit the market and is well known for its success after its launch. It is well known for the numerous tools it provides for picture editing. It is a very heavy software written in C++. The alternate to Photoshop is Gimp which is written in C and GTK+. Not as heavy as Photoshop, GIMP is also a very nice alternative for Photoshop users.
Download Link for Gimp is:

Gimp Download: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

5. utorrent

It is impossible for a Windows user not to be aware of utorrent. Providing pausable downloads, to the ease of downloading huge files without having the fear of restarting the download again due to internet connection loss.
The alternative to utorrent is qBittorent which works pretty much on the same principle.
qbittorrent can be downloaded from:

qBittorrent Download: http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/download.php

6. Windows Media Player

Windows media player is an application that comes preinsalled in Windows. However, it has a bad reputation for poor codec support and numerous bugs.
For Linux Users, you could use VLC media player which provides a huge library for Codecs, it is very unlikely that it may not support a media file. Furthermore, VLC is updated very frequently which clear outs a lot of bugs from the application.
The download link for VLC media player is :

VLC Player Download: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

7. Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat reader is often used to view portable document files. From Ebooks to Stories, and even very important documents, Adobe Acrobat reader provides a huge range to users opting to utilize it as a portable document reader.
The alternative to view your PDF files is Evince or Xpdf. They work exactly similar to Adobe Acrobat and are preinstalled usually on Linux distribution.

Evince Download: https://live.gnome.org/Evince/Downloads
Xpdf Download: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html

8. Winrar

How can someone forget the 30 days trial of a Winrar that lasts for an eternity. It is One of the most used softwares to zip or unzip a file or a folder. The alternatives to Winrar are File roller. It provides all the facilities that were available to users of Winrar.
File roller can be downloaded from

:http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/

9. Daemon Tools

Used to Mount DVDs, Daemon Tools was very common among the gamers. It was also very common among the DVD production houses and numerous other Software Houses. Alternatives for Daemon tools would be GMount-ISO. It is very easy to access and can easily be understood by a Daemon tools user.
Download link for GMount-ISO is:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/714887/GMount-ISO-For-Ubuntu

10. Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker came preinstalled with Windows. It had certain limits such as Codec support. The Open shot Video editor is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker and a huge success in the terms of Codec support and the ease of video editing for the customers.
The Download Link for Open Shot video editor is:
https://www.openshot.org/download/

Outsourcing “The Vision Of The Wise”

Outsourcing “The Vision Of The Wise”

With the increasing bit of questions we have received via email on Outsourcing, AnIT-Bridge has decided to respond to those questions through this article. Numerous organizations are taking interest in Outsourcing but they tend to consider it a leap of faith. However, this stereotype is wrong, Outsourcing is infact a win-wins situation for these organizations.

Smaller companies usually tend to outsource their numerous important functions to increase functionality. The reality is, these companies have no other choice. Similarly, Larger Businesses also have moved towards outsourcing to cut costs. It is considered a difficult or a huge decision for these companies to turn towards outsourcing. We will try and break this stereotype today by addressing the positives that outsourcing can bring.

We as experts, label outsourcing as a “Wise decision”. It is a thing of the future, Saving costs and more importantly improving efficiency. We will give some positive aspects of Outsourcing to answer you queries.

Cost savings

It is the most obvious benefit that outsourcing brings. As a head of a growing firm, a wise man would prefer to get the job done at lower costs. A wise man would appreciate a higher quality of work, better efficiency and improved effectiveness. All coming at a lower costs. This is sufficient to take the so called leap of faith in terms of a Company owner, but a win-win situation in our vision. It is estimated that outsourcing can save up to 70% of the budget.

Start new projects

Starting newer projects in-house, handling the work load may involve weeks, months or even years based on the magnitude of the work load. Numerous set of individuals need to be highered, planned overview of the resources is required. When talking about a well established Outsourcing Firm like us, we can get your vision into practice right away. With the required resources already in the bank, we just need to utilize them as planned.

Risk Reduction

Investment and risk always go neck and neck. If someone suggests that there is no risk in a particular investment, it is infact a lie. Every investment carries a certain amount of risk. Good Outsourcing firms are better at risk reduction and risk management. They are much better at planning to minimize risk based on their areas of expertise.

Improved Functionality

If you plan to Outsource your business, you need a partner like AnIT-Bridge. The years of experience we bring can help give a huge boost to your ideology. We contribute immensely by performing better based on our knowledge and our professional mindset. This guarantees improved functionality, better understanding and a higher efficiency.

Strengthen the Core

While we bring your ideology to life, you can strengthen the core of your organization. You can give more time to building yourself as a firm and concentrate on other areas. Developing as a firm is made easy and managing services is a lot practical this way.

Stable Infrastructure

As the Outsourcing partner take full responsibility of the infrastructure, hence developing and focusing on the infrastructure is no longer your headache. Many of the business processes are taken up by the Outsourcing partner. This creates an ease and peaceful environment for you and your workforce.

Resources at your footsteps
We are the provider of the resources you require. Recruiting expensive and skilled resources is no longer a fuss. The resources offered by AnIT-Bridge are well educated professionals with sufficient experience in business management. All business needs are easily tackled.

If you further need to clear up queries in your mind, we suggest you have a look at these Links:


Further customer reviews can over AnIT-Bridge as an Outsourcing Firm can be viewed on our website under the “Why Customers Love Us” portion.

Advantages of Linux as an Open source OS

Advantages of Linux as an Open source OS

Advantages of Linux as an Open source OS

Very First of its kind, Linux is an OS that was designed to give a new meaning to personalization and customization. Free or very low-cost Operating System, Linux has stunned the market and slowly taken over the IT world. Slowly gaining reputation as a very efficient OS, a huge portion of users have shifted towards linux knowing the advantages it has compared to other operating systems.

Linux is one of the very first Open source Technologies. Open source gives a whole new dimension to a software. The Level of customization and personalization available to a user is very high. This means, you can download a source code and change it any way you like, there are no restrictions on code distribution. This means, you could bring changes to a software based on how it suits you the best, bring the most out of it. The only restriction you may have is that you cannot distribute the source code for money after brining the preffered changes to it.

Lets go through the set of advantages it brings to its users.

 

Open Source

Like stated earlier, Linux allows modification and personalization. The source code is available for changes. Furthermore, majority of the applications available on Linux are Open Source as well. The freedom it provides has broken all the boundaries. Making changes such that they favour you in everyway possible is indeed a win-win situation. You can get the most out of something by changing for the better.

 

Pocket Friendly

Majority of the OS do not come with GNU ( General Public Licnese ) . Pocket friendly here implies to the savings you get in not spending your hard earned money over Licenses. You can start working right away without the fear of software trial period running out. Registry is no longer an issue. You can freely download software for any task you can think of. The possibilities are endless and limitations are minimal.

High Efficiency

Linux can be considered Light weight to a degree. The possibilities it brings out are enormous. The previously old computers, that no longer support the updated softwares, can be used up again. They are highly responsive to Linux. The high standard of performance can be judged by the fact that it can handle large number of users at once on networks and workstations.

High stability

Linux is well known for managing to keep up high end performances over time. Lag, freezing and rebooting is a thing of the past, users no longer need to worry about a freezed application in the background. Sluggish performances after a breif period of use is no longer an issue with this Highly efficient OS.

 

Compatibility and Variety

Linux is well known for running all Unix softwares. Furthermore, loads of questions are witnessed on online forums questioning the variety of formats Linux can process. To counter all those questions, Linux can run almost all the common file formats available.

Network Functionality

Developed by some of the bestest programmers known, Linux does not fail to provide strong network functionality. Linux is built such that network friendliness is maintained and tasks are performanced at a fast pace. Infact, users rate it higher as a network friendly and functioning OS compared to others that they used.

Low Storage

One of the most received complaints, Freezing or errors on low storage, is no longer valid for Linux. even when  the hard disk being fully filled, no issues are observed. The system responsiveness is still high and the performance is in no way altered.

Numerous Distributors

There are numerous oraganizations with similar aims. This gives you choice over which you prefer best. The functionality remains the same, all softwares run smoothly on most distributions.

 

Secured

It is considered one of the most secured operating systems. Unwanted visitors and viruses are disallowed by the preventative “Walls”. Even online downloading can be considered safe to an extent. SInce everything is Free, no need to give out Credit card numbers and sensitive information that could be of potential harm.

 

Online Support

With numerous forums on the go, a well established online community is available to counter all the issues you face. You just need to post your query and wait for their response.

 

Chromebook “A newer Generation of Laptops”

Chromebook “A newer Generation of Laptops”

Many of you may not be familiar with what a chromebook is. It is a laptop, but instead of supporting Windows or macOS, It runs on Google’s Chrome OS. It is designed to be used while being connected to the internet. It operates on the concept of cloud computing with most of the applications, data and documents being uploaded, downloaded or operated in the cloud. The purpose of this article is to understand the Pros and Cons have a Chromebook, to establish a comparison between a modern day laptop and a chromebook.

Pros of a Chromebok

Pocket Friendly

The chromebooks cost very less compared to a modern day laptop. You could afford a chromebook for as little as $180. They appeal a lot to budget conscious customers. Without a doubt, the Chromebook is very appealing to those who would not be able to afford an average laptop. They would instead prefer to have a go at the Chromebook, since majority of the tasks can be performed on it.

Immense speed

The Chrome OS is a lightweight platform. This allows a Chromebook to quickly power up and be ready for use in as less as eight seconds. You can finally say goodbye to the long periods of screen staring.

Higher Battery Life

An average Chromebook is supposed to give at least 6 hours of continuous usage without being powered off. Compared to a modern day Laptop, it provides about 2-3 more hours of runtime. Some Chromebook models even claim to provide about 15 Hours of runtime.

Updated Security

The Chrome OS comes up with a built-in High standard virus and malware protection system. This system is updated every now and then. Worrying about the pesky viruses is no longer a headache.

Limit access

It gives rise to a family friendly usage. By making different accounts, you can limit the accessibility a particular user has. Kids can be tracked or limited to certain content by parental controls.

Working in sync

Chromebook gives you the ability to sync all your Chrome associated data on other computers, Laptops or mobile phones. Even the passwords are synced allowing the users to form a very personalized experience.

Background Updates

Chromebooks remain updated by silently updating themselves on the go. You wouldn’t even know when your update is being scheduled. This way, your Chromebook is always up to date without you having to check for updates again and again.

Free Storage

Chromebook is gives you 100 GB of cloud storage for Google Drive for two years. This is indeed a huge amount of space if you compare it to what Dropbox or other cloud storage sites have to offer.

Applications

Android applications are available on Chromebooks. This means you can download you most used applications, personalize your Chromebook and utilize it as per your needs. Merging Chrome OS and Android gives a huge spectrum of available applications.

 

Cons of a Chromebook

Perfection is not attainable and same stands the case here as well. By reading the Pros of a Chromebook, you might think it is a win-win purchase. Now lets discuss the Cons of a Chromebook.

Limited Local Storage

Even though you have 100 GB of cloud storage on Chromebook, you are still very Limited on Local storage. An average Chromebook has about 32GB of local storage which is very small.

Microsoft Office Unavailable

Chromebooks allow you to utilize online services that are similar to Microsoft office. However, Microsoft Office itself is not available on Chromebook. Users that highly rely on Microsoft Office for their office work prefer to go for Laptops than a Chromebook.

Offline Video editing

For some social media addicts or even Youtube Stars, Chromebooks does not allow offline video editing. It does support certain online video editors, but your control over the media files is minimal in this case leaving users dissatisfied.

CD/DVD rom unavailable

A Chromebook does not have a CD or a DVD drive. In case of an emergency, you are limited to USB flash drives. Absence of an optical Drive is indeed a huge setback.

Photoshop unavailable

Photoshop is an emerging software with millions of users using it as a source of photo editing. From simple casual Family pictures to a photo shoot done by professional Photographer, Photoshop is the primary source of photo editing. Chromebook is not for the heavy Photoshop users.

Smaller Database of applications

Windows is one of the most used OS and it has the widest variety of Applications. Chromebook users here have a huge setback. Numerous applications are not made available to them. Ranging from important softwares to simply just games. For gamers, titles such as Minecraft maybe available, but numerous highly rated titles such as PUBG are absent.

Conclusion

The Chromebook maybe a huge addition to the market, but it hasn’t been able to leave a mark on the IT industry just yet. We leave the judgment upto you, your preference is important in this case.

10 Simple ways to speed up Windows 10

10 Simple ways to speed up Windows 10

10 Simple ways to speed up Windows 10

Windows runs very smooth and performing tasks is fairly easy as compared to previous windows. It is a very user friendly operating system and very easily operable for new users. Some of the users still complain of slow operating power of windows 10. It varies from user to user and is dependent on numerous factors. We will give you 10 easy ways to improve your windows 10 experience and speed it up.

1.Disable special effects

With the launch of Windows 10, a lot of eye candy has been added to it to enhance the experience of the users. While it maybe very eye catching on the view, but the under performance of the CPU is a complain a lot of users tend to make. To stop the special effects, Right click on start button and click system. Click advanced system settings and then open the system properties menu. Now, on the advanced tab, click settings. This opens the performance options menu.Turn of all unnecessary special effects and enhance the performance of your computer.

2.Disable Startup programs

If booting your PC is a very lengthy process, that means you have enabled a lot of applications on the start up menu. To disable those applications, Right click on start button and open task manager. Click startup tab and go through the enabled applications. If you sense an unnecessary application of the startup enabled, you could disable it to improve performance speed.

3.Clean up the junk

Disk clean up is a utility provided by windows that cleans up the junk and helps removes temporary files that litter on your hard disk. To run it, just search for Disk cleanup, run it and click on the button labeled clean up system files. This enhances the performance and cleans up the space being occupied by these files.

4.Eliminate bloatware

Look for files that your were preinstalled on your PC and you never really needed them. Or even run a check for files that you installed earlier for a certain task but don’t need them any longer. To do this, search for control panel, and under the programs header, click uninstall on all the programs that are not required.

5.Power saver plan

Power saver plan is an improved function of windows 10 that helps it’s user save battery life. This feature is of no use until or unless you want to conserve battery for a longer duration. To disable it, go to hardware and sound. Check to see which power plan you are using.

6.Disable search indexing

It’s a newly added feature to Windows 10. Search indexing basically means that windows 10 indexes your hard drive continuously in the back ground. If you search for something, the search will be quicker with the search indexing being turned on compared to it being turned off. With the continuous task being performed by the processor, it is clear that you are likely to experience a little sluggish performances. To disable this feature, type services.msc in search box, and click the services result that appear. The services will appear, scroll and search for indexing or windows search and disable this feature.

7.Registry cleaning

Registry tracks control a lot of what goes on in your computer. This includes information such as the storage properties of programs along with the DLLs that they utilize. If the program’s setting don’t get cleaned up frequently, they pile up. Loads and loads of outdated settings of all types are piled up and the system slows down. To clear this up, you can install either a paid or a free registry cleaner available online. These registry cleaners do a solid job and clears up the junk.

8.Disable shadows and animations

They can be considered a type of a special effects. Similar to what we discussed in disabling special effects earlier, Visual effects also affect system performance. Even though the newer PCs don’t really slow down over such effects, older systems tend to slow down a lot and irritate users. They are very easy to turn on and off. To begin, Type sysdm.cpl in search box and press enter. Click the advanced settings and click settings. Now you will see numerous visual effects that are enabled, toggle them on and off based on your preference and the speed of your processor.

9.Performance Monitor

A relatively newer tool, performance monitor can provide a detailed report about your PC and list ongoing issues in system performances. Plus, it also gives fixes for the issues. Type “perfmon /report” into your search box and press enter. The PC will launch a performance report. It can be a time consuming task based on your processor speed. Once generated, go through the warning sections and review ways to fix the issues present in your computer.

10. Restart

Once all this is done, you simply need to restart you computer. Restarting can be really helpful in eliminating tasks running in the background that were not of much use. Furthermore, some of the newly made changes only apply once you have restarted your system. 

Anti-virus “A high standard protection”

Anti-virus “A high standard protection”

Anti-Viruses and their benefits

Tired of Re-installing Windows to your computer again and again? Lets take a step back and see what is causing data curroption in your computer. It’s obviously a virus or a malware. From the game you downloaded to a software you needed from the internet, the sources of these suspicous viruses are immense. It is impossible to escape the wrath of viruses.
The only solution to these irritating data corrupting units is an Anti-Virus. It is a fairly common term and infact used a lot in many computers. For large business companies and Multi-nationals, Anti-viruses are a must in their computers to prevent Data loss or theft. The majority of the house hold users still don’t have Anti-viruses installed on their computer because they are not aware of the positives these software’s bring with them. We will discuss these positives and help our viewers.
Enhanced Virus Protection

The most obvious advantage, as the name Anti-virus implies, these software’s prevent viruses such as spyware, Trojans and malware to harm your Computer. The severity of the damage a virus can bring up is immense. It can even be harmless or could even destroy all your valued data within minutes. It can literally make your computer worthless by corrupting valuable process running in the background. Protection against viruses is important in all aspects.

Protecting your Personal Information

While surfing the web, your personal information is at the risk of leakage. Certain spyware and hackers have an aim to gain access to your data through unauthorized incoming connections. By making a valid connection to your computer, you are at the risk of giving away valuable passwords, or even sensitive information such as credit card credentials or bank account access. Such unauthorized connections are prevented by an Anti-virus firewall. Firewall acts literally as a wall of fire that burns away any unauthorized connection trying to gain its way to your computer.

Pocket Friendly

With the features they provide, You may pause to ponder, They must be costly? The reality is far from your thoughts. Most of the Anti-viruses are fairly inexpensive. They offer a free trial periods ranging from 1 month up to 3 months, whereas, you can find many Anti-viruses available free of cost. It’s a win-win situation for the users.

Automated Scans

These software’s may perform very complexed tasks but they are very easy to use. Infact, you can enable automated virus scans by setting a time lapse. Say, after every 1 hour, the Anti-virus will run a scan of your computer and provide data of suspicious files that can not be trusted. Furthermore, it will automatically remove those files and processes from your computer. These software’s are highly convenient and easy to run.

Retention of valuable Data

When a virus has infected a certain portion of your file, the specific bits of your infected data are eliminated making highly likely that your data does not get deleted. Only the infected portion is destroyed making it highly likely that the file is restored.

Protection from spam

At times, the continuous spam messages you see on your screen are a result of viruses hiding within your folders. The basic intent of such viruses is marketing or trade, but these spam can really be bothersome. Anti-viruses prevent such spam by preventing viruses from infecting your Hard disc.

Longer PC Life

With the risk of infection being minimal, Your PC has an extended life. Data corruption is least likely and malware attack is almost impossible. Furthermore, peace of mind is acquirable with the Anti-viruses protecting your valuable