A guest post by Eleven Fifty Academy
Learning to code can open doors to various lucrative careers. However, like other languages, learning to code requires regular and extensive practice time to master. Fortunately, the initial notion that you should have a laptop or desktop PC to learn coding isn’t true anymore, thanks to the many currently available Android and iOS apps. That said, below are the best coding apps for apple products that you should try out.
A guest posting by The Coder School
Coding is increasingly becoming an essential skill, and one of the best ways to introduce kids to coding is by teaching them to code with Apple’s Swift. Swift is a programming language used in Apple products like iPhone, Mac, IPads, and Apple TVs. It is an excellent way for kids to learn to code as it allows them to learn and apply their knowledge in a fun and engaging way by creating apps and games.
The open nature of the Swift programming language gives developers the freedom to actualize their ideas. It is also similar to other programming languages, meaning kids who learn to code with Swift can apply it to other platforms. Besides instilling technical skills in kids, Swift is a valuable addition to childhood education as it can improve educational outcomes for kids. Here are some practical tips to help your kids learn to code with Apple’s Swift.
Teaching Kids How to Code
You can help your kids learn to code with Swift using the available coding resources by Apple. Apple has a Swift coding curriculum known as Everyone Can Code that facilitates coding as part of childhood education and enhances learning. Continue reading for the various ways you can use to get your child to learn Swift.
A guest posting by
HKM Employment Attorneys LLP
The bring your own device (BYOD) business trend has become increasingly popular with employers and employees at all levels using their personal devices (think laptops, tablets, or smartphones) for work or to access company resources via the cloud.
Millennials, mostly in white-collar positions, have primarily driven the BYOD trend because they have come to rely on personal technology for work and play.
Almost all professionals send and receive work emails on either a company-owned or personal mobile device away from the office or when working remotely. An increasing number are also accessing company data, documents, and other resources using personal mobile devices.
Why Embrace BYOD Policies?
BYOD can significantly increase efficiency because it allows businesses to provide flexibility and 24/7 access to company resources. It can also lower operating costs and improve effectiveness and employee morale. However, it raises security, compliance, and legal concerns. Fortunately, a well-crafted BYOD policy can address most of these concerns.
IT and legal Experts advise companies against the outright prohibition of the use of employee-owned devices for work. Employees have proven to circumvent IT restrictions and ignore such policies to access company resources when they want.
Therefore, adopting a BYOD policy may be the better option for businesses since it allows them to define the access parameters, ensure the security of their information and resources by using appropriate technical infrastructure, and comply with existing industry regulations and legal requirements. Hence, the need to consult IT experts and legal counsel such as employment lawyers.
A guest post from Glen Lowe
In today’s business world, hackers and cyberattacks threats are now considered one of the leading risks for any business around the world. According to a survey, business CEOs, brokers, insurance experts and risk managers list cyber-attacks as their biggest worry today compared to 15 years ago when cyber-attacks ranked 15th as a business risk.
The cost of ransomware is one of the greatest concern for business executives today. These costs have rapidly increased and so have business email attacks, also referred to as phishing attacks. Once the hackers gain access to business websites and files, customer data and investor details most at risk. This results in expensive litigation fees from clients and investors affected by the attack. For this reason, businesses are advised to ensure their cybersecurity measures are up to date.
Mergers and acquisitions can also cause possible security threats. This is especially common when a company invests in a business that has poor cyber security measures or existing vulnerabilities. The investing company becomes liable to any data breach that occurs before the merger or compromises its own system from merging with the bought business.
Today, ransomware, phishing and cyber-attacks are increasingly targeting large companies using sophisticated attacks and expensive extorting demands. Today, a typical ransomware demand can run in the tunes of millions of dollars, which is enough to bankrupt some companies.
Cyber-attacks are a growing concern for small and large businesses in the U.S. economy. In 2018, the cost of cybercrime had reached 2.7 billion dollars. There is a need for companies and businesses to invest their time and resources in protecting their businesses.
A guest post and infographic
Playing games is one of people’s favorite leisure activities, and with the leading gaming phones, you don’t require PlayStation and XBOX to be included.
To construct an ideal gaming setup, you would like a couple of things: the correct mouse, console, amount of RAM in your desktop or portable workstation, and much more. But what about the valid phone? Yes, gaming phones exist.
There’s no denying it at this point, versatile gaming is dominating both PCs and supports when it comes to ubiquity and productivity, and the reason for that’s basic – pretty much everyone has a smartphone these days.
Combined with this truth that a part of mobile games is free-to-play, it permits mobile gaming to drag individuals in much more effectively than PC or console gaming can. Although equipment may not be as significant an issue with phones as it is with PCs and consoles, there’s still an assortment of variables to consider when buying a phone! On the off chance you want to sell your old phone there are many options available like swiftechbuy.com. You can sell your phone here without any hassle.
Continue reading to see our infographic of the best gaming phones currently available
A guest post by Eleven Fifty Academy
A few decades back, Windows computers were popular among programmers. This has since changed as coding becomes more demanding and programmers shift from getting the job done to focus on performance, resilience, and efficiency. Today Macs have taken over the programming world. If you look around, you will notice that almost every programmer uses a Mac. But why is that?
Some of the reasons why programmers prefer Mac to PCs lies with the operating system, the community behind Mac OS, the Mac build-quality, cross-platform compatibility, and of course, personal preference.
Just like with the Windows computers, Mac developers have a lot for you on their menu. Apple products include; MacBook Air ($999 – $1,249), Mac Pro ($5,999 -$6,499), iMac ($1,099 – $2,299) , MacBook Pro ($1,299 – $2,399), and Mac Mini ($699 – $1,099). They also recently released the M1 MacBooks Air and Pro, and M1 Mac Mini. With this long list of Mac computers, you can’t help but wonder which one to go with, especially if you’re getting started in your coding journey.
To solve this mystery, we’ve highlighted the key features to look out for in a Mac. We’ve further given you a tip on which Mac product to go for and a few insights to actualize your passion for programming.
A review by Glen Lowe
Apps are what set iPhones apart, and the hundreds of apps have uses ranging from maps, reading, weather forecasts, photos, drawing, videos, office tasks, music, or entertainment. There are always new apps coming up, and while many of them are free, others you have to pay for.
The paid apps often work much better than the free ones, and most often, the paid version is an upgrade of the free version with more features unlocked. If you don’t have an iPhone, or you are planning to buy one, it is worth your while to check out the many apps iPhone has to offer.
Getting into podcasting or feeling the need to have better sounding audio when doing a FaceTime or Zoom meeting? Good news, you don’t have to spend upwards of $100 on the latest Rode microphone or other fancy gaming headsets. It turns out that a $20 setup can get you a heck of a lot for your money as our very own MacJim takes on an unboxing. Amazon.
A guest posting by Andy J from his blog at doug.ee
My browser of choice for privacy is Firefox. There are browsers that are privacy and security focused, but I decided to stick with Firefox with some privacy add-ons (extensions) and some tweaking to the settings. Out of the box Firefox respects your privacy and security, with a few tweaks and add-ons you can improve the security of your browsing. In this article I will show you how to make use of these to help protect yourself.
A Guest Post From NameEstate.com
From an original post by: Daren here
There are over four billion internet users in the world. This means that each day, billions of people log onto sites, download apps, or use other online resources that collect data about them simply by clicking their links. Cookies, IP addresses, locations, and much more can be collected without users even realizing they’ve provided this information.
When companies can store and utilize user data at their leisure, there is potential for misuse. To mitigate the risks associated with using the internet, the European Union has developed GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulations, to protect its citizens and keep companies honest about how they use consumer data.
The following is a thorough breakdown of GDPR, the history of data protection, who GDPR applies to, and how GDPR affects internet users and businesses. By better understanding GDPR, it will be easier to navigate registering domains, set up new websites, and adhere to all legal obligations that apply to business sites.
Have you ever heard of browser fingerprinting? It’s okay if you haven’t, since almost nobody else has ever heard of it, either.
Browser fingerprinting is an incredibly accurate method of identifying unique browsers and tracking online activity.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to wipe all of your fingerprints from the internet. But first, let’s start by exploring what, exactly, browser fingerprinting is.
Browser Fingerprinting: What Is It?
Browser fingerprinting is defined on Wikipedia as follows:
“A device fingerprint, machine fingerprint or browser fingerprint is information collected about a remote computing device for the purpose of identification. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.”
That means that, when you connect to the internet on your laptop or smartphone, your device will hand over a bunch of specific data to the receiving server about the websites you visit.
Browser fingerprinting is a powerful method that websites use to collect information about your browser type and version, as well as your operating system, active plugins, timezone, language, screen resolution and various other active settings.
These data points might seem generic at first and don’t necessarily look tailored to identify one specific person. However, there’s a significantly small chance for another user to have 100% matching browser information. Panopticlick found that only 1 in 286,777 other browsers will share the same fingerprint as another user.
Websites use the information provided by browsers to identify unique users and track their online behavior. This process is therefore called “browser fingerprinting.”
A guest post from the ProtonMail Blog
You probably already know some obvious password safety tips, like don’t use “password” as your password. But did you know that a password like “Ch@ll3ng3r%$” is not much more secure? Sure, it mixes upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters, like you’re often advised to do when creating a password for a new account. And yet a hacker could crack it using a dictionary attack in an hour or two. “Challenger” is a common base word, and the modifications are too simplistic to fool most hackers.
You may be thinking that no hacker would bother attacking you personally, and you’re probably right. The danger is not that a hacker will target you, but rather that your password will be part of a larger data breach. If you use a weak password, hackers can extract it from the database along with all the other weak passwords.
Therefore, your goal is to create a password that will be difficult for a hacker with a powerful computer to crack, while also being simple enough to memorize. This article will explain exactly how to do that, as well as offer some advice on what to do with your strong password once you’ve thought of it. But first it’s helpful to understand a bit about how online services use passwords to manage account access and how hackers can steal your credentials.
A guest post with infographic
from the Swift Tech Buy Blog
Cool Features for Kid-Friendly iPhones
In the past, parents didn’t have to make tough decisions concerning their kid’s use of technology. However, much has changed, and kid’s mobile phone safety is a new role for all. Kids use their iPhones to interact with friends, share photos, play games, and search for information online. Nonetheless, there are various gadgets adored by kids, and you have to pick one with mobile child safety features.
Check out the best iPhone features to look out for:
1. Web filtering
A web filtering characteristic is one of the essential mobile child safety features. It enables you to block the sites that you don’t want your child to access even without parental control software. If your kid’s iPhone is broken and faulty, making you unable to turn on the web filtering feature, do away with it and acquire a better device. But how do I go about this? By searching “sell my broken phone,” you’ll get swifttechbuy.com and many other websites where you can trade your iPhone instantly.
2. GPS feature
Although there are various ways on how to monitor kids iPhone, GPS tracker is a plus for any mobile phone. Such a feature offers unbelievable peace of mind for most parents. With a GPS tracker, you can quickly locate your child using their mobile. Besides, some kids communicate with strangers online and also plan meetings, but with this feature, you will be aware of suspicious places visited.
Almost all iPhones come with amazing mobile child safety features. But it’s your role not only to pick a device that enhances your child’s safety but also match your child’s needs. Ensure that your child’s mobile can track the kid’s location and can easily bar websites containing inappropriate content.
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A guest post from Reprocity Labs
For a long time, the iPhone has boasted the title of being the most secure mass-produced smartphone. Since Apple has a team that is ever dedicated to the security of their devices, it reduces the chances of a data breach affecting multiple users. This is one of the reasons why companies have preferred using it as well as why it has warmed the hearts of some of its loyal users.
However, the fact that it has security measures in place doesn’t mean that it is impossible to hack. In fact, recent findings by Google warn that iPhone users might put their data at risk by visiting specific websites that are created for the sole purpose of hacking into iPhone systems. Since hackers love a challenge, this isn’t the only isolated attack aimed at bringing down the smartphone. If you are an iPhone user, or your business relies on it for its daily operations, you need to be careful with how you use it to protect your data.