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How the Internet Will Become More Personalized in 2018

Once upon a time, the internet was the same no matter where you lived or your personal circumstances. In recent years, however, the means to personalize and tailored websites to different users has increased exponentially. Today, we’re on the edge of a huge shift in the way we experience the internet. From geo-targeting to micro-advertising, new technologies spell the end of the internet as we know it. Whether good or ill, we’ll explore of few the features of this new online experience below.

Geo-targeting, in particular, has taken off in a big way in the last few years. Using the information that’s freely available through your browser, companies can serve up different content depending on your country, IP address, and even city. This technology has been in place for some time and can be seen in action on any one of a number of streaming sites, such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or Hulu, which restrict content on the basis of digital rights management. The next step in the development of this technology will be its use as a means of personalizing the online user experience and micro-targeting adverts.

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The Business Value of An API

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What Is An API?
The concept of SaaS applications Is no longer new or novel, and it dominates the marketplace. The explosion of SaaS applications has had impacts on the business world and has sparked the growth of other software innovation that goes along with these applications.

One area of focus is on APIs. APIs dictate the quality of the internet experience, and it has significant importance and relevance for many businesses right now.

API stands for application program interface. An API allows developers to access another party’s application or platform.
There are different types of APIs. These include public APIs which can be used by developers to build on their platforms, as well as private APIs. These are used internally by businesses. If a company has several software products, the purpose of an API is to allow that software to communicate with one another.

Social media networks are among the most well-known and high-profile users of APIs. Social media APIs can access particular elements of these social sites without actually duplicating their functionalities.
So what does all this mean for businesses? What do businesses need to know about the value of APIs?

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What is a VPN and Why You Should Be Using One

It seems that a day doesn’t go by without some news being released about a cyber attack or breaches of online privacy.
It’s a major concern for many people and if you’re not yet using a VPN, otherwise known as a virtual private network, hopefully this short article will give you the background you need to know how using a VPN could benefit you.

A VPN encrypts your online activity
The technology is simply specialist software that encrypts your online activity, including your traffic and IP address. By doing this, your actions remain private, whether it’s your email, your browsing history or your location.
When you access the internet, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can see everything you do online. Many track your activity and sell your behaviour patterns to third parties who use this information to market their own products.

By using a VPN service, your activity is automatically re-directed through a VPN server, which applies the software and encrypts all your actions. The only thing that your ISP will know is that you are using a VPN service. This means that nobody can steal your precious files and communications, nor can they monitor your browsing routines.

Ensure you use a VPN with multiple security protocols

At this point, you may be wondering how secure VPNs are and so this is where details become technical. By using a service with multiple security protocols such as NovaVPN service, you can be sure that AES-256 standards are being met together with DNS leak protection facilities.

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3 Most Important Names in Digital Watches

Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer… they’re all big names in the watch industry when it comes to luxury mechanical timepieces, but here at Oh Gizmo? We say, big deal: we want cool, futuristic-looking digital watches with tons of advanced features! For a time, there was a slight shift away from digital watches, but they recently made a roaring comeback with the invention of smartwatches. However, smartwatches wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the success of several companies in the 80s and 90s. So, here are some important names related to digital watches.


Japanese company Casio is a name most will connect with digital watches, primarily because of the famous F-91W model that took prominence in the 90s. People all over the world absolutely loved the watch, not only due to its simple-but-effective design but also because of the many features. The resin strap was sturdy and comfortable, it was water resistant, there was an alarm and stopwatch, and it also had a cool LED backlight. Casio had a lot of success with their G-Shock range, which was a lot tougher and built for those needing a digital watch primarily for the outdoors.

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4 Coolest Smartphone Hacks

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Smartphones are unquestionably entertaining on their own, with each new generation capable of cooler functions than the one before it. Daring techies, however, can ensure that their phones are capable of even more, although doing so may mess with your warranty. Not all hacks make changes to your phone though, and even when they do, the results are worth the bold behavior.
Five-Star Photography Hacks

Smartphone cameras are practically professional-grade these days. It’s possible to capture stunning photos with your phone. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have a phone with a spectacular camera, such as the Galaxy S8 from a carrier like T-Mobile. The carrier is crucial so that you can use apps and programs to touch up your photos. You also need something similar to T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network so that you can always send your pictures and Snapchats to friends. How serious is your commitment to becoming a shutterbug? Some of these hacks might be unexpected.

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Milo Wi-Fi System: Adding Reliability to an Unreliable Network

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Milo Wifi for SponsoredTweets. All opinions are 100% mine.

Internet speeds have been held back for several years, and setting up and connecting to the internet at home has become increasingly difficult. That’s where Milo wants to make a difference. The Milo Wifi System is able to add coverage, reliability and flexibility to any existing Wi-Fi setup, and its simple setup process makes it a breeze to get it up and running.

Milo can be configured as its own Wi-Fi network, without the need of a router; or it can be configured as an addition to your existing router and network. Adding Milo to your existing network will allow your Wi-Fi network to reach farther and faster. It does this using a feature called SmartSeek which constantly checks your connections and adjusts them to give improved performance.

When I setup Milo, I used the recommended configuration of adding it onto my additional router. I saw increased speeds from areas in my house that normally take long to load webpages. Using Milo I’ve seen about a 20-30% improvement from both uploading and downloading speeds.

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A Web Hosting Plan For Every Company

Every company’s needs are unique so why shouldn’t web hosting providers meet them with flexible offerings? Whether you’re a startup enterprise signing up for your very first website, or in the midst of growing and switching to a Virtual Private Server, the host you choose to go with should be scalable, offer you the best in customer care, and bonus features at a price point you can’t refuse. Bear in mind that simply partnering with a strong webhost can boost your user engagement, because they will offer you and your customers reliable, consistent service.

A Canadian web host like HostPapa makes it easy to run a website and offers versatile services with a variety of packages, suites and add-ons, so you can customize your options to fit your hosting needs. There are three tiers for shared hosting from their Starter package, to their popular Business package, to their Business Pro package, which all include free domain registration, unlimited bandwidth and essential features such as a 99.9% uptime guarantee so websites will always stay online and available, and an easy to use cPanel for controlling website activities.

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Why Tech Wednesday: The iPhone X Will Cost $279 To Replace The Screen. Here Are Some Other Things That You Could Buy With $279

Sure, that new iPhone looks cool. You can show it off to your friends and be the cool kid on the block for the next couple of days. But Apple has released pricing info for those unfortunate enough to drop their shiny new phone and the most shocking is the $279 charge for repairing the screen.

So for those people we figured we’d have a little fun with the numbers and see what else that $279 could’ve bought you.

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This Waffle Stick Maker Will Drastically Increase You Consumption of Waffle Sticks

What can be more exciting than being able to make waffle sticks whenever you want? I mean,  I guess a lot of things, but waffle sticks are pretty cool too.

The Babycakes Waffle Stick Maker Mini makes making waffle sticks much easier than making waffle sticks by using a regular waffle maker, by making waffles that are already sticks (I’m so sorry). The design means that everytime you make cook waffles, they come out ready to dip in your favorite healthy toppings, like melted chocolate, Nutella or just good ol’ syrup.

I mean, you could just cut up regular waffles into sticks, but what are you, a psychopath or something?

It’s available for $13. Though it only makes 4 small sticks at a time, so it might feel a little ridiculous going back so many times for more. Is there such a thing as going back for eights?

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