A VPN is a service you connect to that sends and receives data across the internet on your behalf. When you set up and enable VPN, all of your internet traffic goes through it, both ways. Ideally, this traffic is encrypted and only the two parties who should have access to the information are able to use it.
Advantages of a VPN
Block ads or create a private session between your and your network.
Access to Restricted Sources
Security and privacy
Safe Shopping Online
We must purchase food, gas, medicine and other necessary items for family, friends or ourselves. In the cashless social, credit cards have become a mainstay. Before shopping online with a credit card at Amazon, Whole Foods, Best Buy and other, take a look at the browsers address bar for the safe and secure symbol. Here are a few tips to keep us safe:
☞Shop at trusted web sites https://
☞Try to use Strong Passwords
☞Protect Browsing- Private or Incognito
☞Avoid Public Terminal
☞Protect your WiFi
USPS Informed Delivery Service
Informed Delivery is an application for the US Postal Service. It provides the ability to interact with incoming mail and packages in one convenient location. The messages are sent to via email to your phone, tablet or computer.
Digital snap shot of each envelops
Report missing mail
Schedule emails and or text alerts
Scan the barcode on labels
Leave delivery instructions
Speed Up Your Hardware
Follow these steps to speed up your hardware.
Purge Apps From Memory
Hardware with too many apps constantly running the background or the device has low memory are some of the reasons for a slow hardware.
View apps running in the background and close them.
View the list of running apps:
iOS 9 -Double click the Home button
Swipe up to close apps
iOS 10- Swipe from the left to view the Control Center
Swipe up on the window to close apps. Continue the process for each app window.
Reboot the iPad
Hold down the sleep/wake button until instructions appear to turn power down/turn off the iPad.
Inspect Your Wi-Fi Connection
Check the Internet speed, install a Wi-Fi Speed test app.
The average network is around 12 megabits-per-second(Mbps) to 25+Mbps.
You’re running current iOS verion
Clear Storage Space
Store photos, music and video files on an usb/flash drive and delete from your device.
Delete unwanted apps. In the browser(s) Safari or Chrome, delete cookies and web history.
Additional tips given at the club meetings on the second and fourth Friday of the month.
Do Not Track
This feature is a component of all browsers for the users to opt out of website tracking. By default this feature is turned OFF except in Private browsing where it is always turned ON.
On your computer, open Chrome.
At the top right (3 dots),
Click More > Settings.
At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
Under "Privacy," check or uncheck Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic
Firefox feature lets every content advertisers and providers of sites visited that your behavior is not to be tracked:
Click the menu button ☰ and select Preferences.
Select the Privacy & Security panel.
DoNotTrack-Choose the Always setting.
Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.