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My OnePlus 3 Arrived – Quick Look And Camera Samples

If you do not know what OnePlus 3 is, then you have been living under a rock for the past few days.

OnePlus is a small Chinese cellphone startup company co-founded by former Oppo vice president Pete Lau. I was one of the lucky ones who received an invite back in 2014 and was able to purchase their very first phone (OnePlus One). That is right, you heard me say “invite”. When OnePlus initially launched they had an invite system. You could not simply go to a store or order their phone online. You had to receive an invite. Fast forward a couple of generations of their phones and we here we are. It is June 2016 and ling gone is the invite system. OnePlus unveiled their latest “Flagship Killer” a couple of days and I was able to order the OnePlus 3 directly from their web site just a few minutes after they started taking orders. The process was painless and the phone arrived in 2 DAYS!!!

If you want to learn more about the specs of this phone and get a more detailed review, you can just do a search on Google for OnePlus 3. I am not going to focus on what this phone is or what it can do. If you are reading this you are probably well aware of the new offering from OnePlus and you have read or watched all major on-line reviewers.

What I want to do is provide you with a few pictures and details about the phone and address some of the main concerns about this device. [Read the rest of this entry…]

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Free and Unlimited Built-In VPN With The Latest Opera Web Browser

If you are one of those people who want a little privacy when browsing the Internet, then you know that dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires some work. You often have to pay for VPN (Virtual Private Network) software/service or plug-ins offered by a third party.

The good news is that the latest version of Opera Web browser now comes integrated with an unlimited and FREE VPN. The new feature is available in the latest developer version of the Opera browser for Windows or OS X. You just navigate to Settings on Windows or Preferences on a Mac, then toggle the VPN on in the Privacy & Security section and voila – you are browsing the Internet over a private network. Currently you can only select virtual locations in the US, Germany and Canada, but Opera promises more countries to be added by the time the stable public release is made available.

This is great news for some but others will opt out simply due to the fact that they have to use the Opera Web browser. I personally like the idea and would like to see Google come out with similar feature. Given the backbone of Google’s advertisement business, I think this will remain a dream of mine. What do you think?

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Are Your Kids Ready For The Internet?

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As grown-ups we hear people talking about online security or Cyber security all the time. It happens to us more frequently than we realize with constant mentions of security at work or in the news (mainly at work). Why? Because it is important. The Internet is an amazing place. It offers an infinite amount of resources and knowledge that we all can tap into. Millions of us spend countless hours every day being online. From checking email, reading the news, opening Facebook or LinkedIn, working to watching your favorite TV show on Netflix. If you are doing one of those activities, chances are that you are using the Internet. I like to say that you are “online” or “connected”.

The bad guys have realized that the Internet offers them unlimited access and opportunity to do wrong. Most of them actually prefer doing Cybercrimes versus the alternative face-to-face crimes. For example – it is a lot easier to impersonate someone and use the distance the Internet offers as protection and to your advantage than to physically confront someone and steal or hurt them. I am sure you can think of all the news about cyber bullying, harassment or virtual stalking. Of course most of you reading this article are fully aware of the dangers the Internet offers, but what about your kids? Do you think they are ready to safely navigate the deep waters of the Internet?

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