What private browsing does—and doesn’t—do to shield you from prying eyes online

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Private browsing sounds like it’s keeping all your browsing and data private—but its name is misleading. Many people look for more privacy when they browse the web by using their browsers in privacy-protecting modes, called “Private Browsing” in Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple Safari; “Incognito” in Google Chrome; and “InPrivate” in Microsoft Edge. Read Full Story

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The 8 best ways to speed up your sluggish Chrome browser

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When Chrome gets sluggish, here’s how to optimize it for fast surfing on Windows, Macs, and Chromebooks—with some tips straight from Google. When’s the last time you used a Windows PC or Mac without launching a web browser? Sure, there are still some old-school, offline apps like Microsoft Word and Photoshop. But today the bulk of our computing happens inside the browser–be it emailing, chatting, surfing social media, watching videos, or listening to music. For many of us, browser-based apps such as Google Docs and Sheets have even taken over for traditional productivity software like Microsoft Office. Read Full Story

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Microsoft Edge adds Safari’s ITP rules so the video, comment embeds on your site can function more easily

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Microsoft’s Edge announced on Twitter Friday that an implementation of Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) is now shipping in its staging (Canary) nightly build for minor tweaks before going into production. The latest version of Edge will include Safari’s Storage Access API which enables third-party widgets on your site to function properly. With Safari’s most recent update to ITP , website API calls to “hasStorageAccess()” respond conditionally with a boolean value that defaults to “false” in third party contexts. The value is “true” only when there are explicit first-party user interaction permission settings to allow access to cookies and local storage data in third party contexts. Why we care. The most likely scenario for these calls is when an embedded third-party widget, like YouTube or Facebook, should be able to provide authenticated video players and comment dialogs by accessing cookies and local device storage through APIs. Without access, these embeds …

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4 remote practices I’ve learned inspire creativity in my team

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Innovation is still possible while we’re away from the office, when we trust in the best tools and practices. Remote-work productivity is a fickle thing during the pandemic. For some companies, their workforces see themselves as somewhat successful. A 2020 research study from Microsoft showed that productivity levels have either held steady or increased as a result of work-from-home telecommuting. Meanwhile, other companies have struggled to maintain a creative edge, with leaders struggling to inspire new ideas. No wonder this same study found that remote work may be hurting employees’ creativity. Read Full Story

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Best Online Fax Services

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Think back to the last time you saw one of those giant, clunky fax machines sitting around. It’s probably been a while, right? While that old-school hardware is undoubtedly outdated, faxing isn’t dead by any means. It’s actually very much alive. But thankfully, we have better technology. The best online fax services make sending secure communications via fax a breeze for individuals and businesses of all sizes with no ugly, expensive, or finicky hardware required. However, there are dozens of providers to choose from, which is why making the right choice is often more challenging than actually using the service. So to help make your decision easier, I narrowed it down to my top six recommendations—and reviewed them. The top 6 options for online fax services mFax – best …

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Best Web Hosting for WordPress

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS platform. According to a 2020 study, 455 million sites worldwide are powered by WordPress. It’s what I use to manage my blog here at NeilPatel.com, as well as my other sites and ventures. So if you’re currently using WordPress or planning to use WordPress for your website, it makes sense to invest in WordPress web hosting. WordPress-specific hosting solutions will be your best option in terms of service, updates, performance, and installations for WordPress. Which web hosting provider is the best option in this category? Check out my reviews and recommendations below to learn more. The Top 6 Options For WordPress Web Hosting Bluehost DreamHost SiteGround WP Engine A2 Hosting IONOS by 1&1 How to Choose the Best WordPress Web Hosting For …

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