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5 Things You Must Do With A Brand New Laptop

Whether you’ve just purchased a new laptop to replace an old one or have upgraded, there are a few things you should do right away. A small investment of time ahead can help you have the greatest experience possible later on. Below are the 5 most important steps to take after buying a new laptop.

1. Install an Antivirus Software (if needed)

Microsoft Defender is included in Windows 10 and 11, which is sufficient for most users. You can use it in conjunction with other powerful computer tools if you need additional protection.

2. Set up Anti-Theft Software

Theft protection is the next item on your list of things to do with a new laptop. Having your computer stolen (or lost) is terrible enough, but having someone else access to all of your data on your laptop might be even worse. As a result, it’s critical to take steps to improve your chances of recovering it.

Find My is a feature that comes with Windows 10. This option is also available in Windows 11 under Privacy & Security. Make sure this is turned on so you can track down your laptop using your Microsoft account if needed.

3. Check for Updates on the Operating System

Whether you bought your laptop at a store or online, it most certainly sat for several months after it left the factory. Installing any existing OS updates is thus among the first things to do on a new laptop. This gives you the most up-to-date features and ensures that your system is secure.

4. Start Using a VPN

​​​​ If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a virtual private network (VPN) may appear complicated, but it’s actually rather straightforward to use. In most cases, you first download and run an app before logging in with your credentials. Your network connection is encrypted by the app. This can shield you from spies, grant you access to some region-blocked content, and make it more difficult for others to track your online activity. If you’re unsure which VPN is right for you, VuzeVPN is an excellent choice.

5. Set  If you enjoy reading our tech news and business updates make sure you follow Eightpoint Technologies on LinkedInFacebook and Instagram.up Automated Backups

Your laptop will quickly fill up with documents, projects, images, and other personal information. What happens if it stops operating unexpectedly or if you drop it? You’d lose all of your information, which would be a dreadful fate. Don’t let this happen to you: immediately set up a backup strategy on your laptop to secure your data.

Internet Explorer is…. DEAD

No but for real, Internet Explorer.. the browser we all grew up on is being retired. It had a good run for 27 years but as of June 15th, it was phased out.

Although no one really uses Internet Explorer anymore, everyone is still wondering why Microsoft is getting rid of it. According to Swift Technology, it’s not as fast as Chrome and doesn’t have the best features. It is also not secure and has been plagued by security vulnerabilities. In todays age, security is the biggest thing people look for in the web browser so if you’re known for lacking in these abilities, it’s a quick way to get retired. The biggest reason Internet Explorer has seen its last days is that it has become outdated. Many websites do not look or work on IE anymore because they have not updated in years.

So what do you use now if you were the five people still using Internet Explorer? Don’t worry- you don’t have to switch to Chrome just yet. Microsoft has announced that they are already working on a new browser called Edge. They believe with the updates and how quick it will run, it will become the dominant browser in the market.

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Cracking the Code on Gen Z Slang: 17 Terms you Need to Know

Generation Z (also known as Zoomers) is roughly defined as everyone born between 1997 and 2012. According to Pew Research Center, there are several differences between Gen Z and their predecessors. Gen Z is substantially more diversified than previous generations. On issues like race, climate change, and same-sex marriages, they’re also more educated and politically liberal. Despite the fact that these issues have been there for decades, they helped to shape Gen Z’s identity and language! Like all generations, Gen Z has its own slang and terminology that they use in their everyday communication, online and offline.

Here are 17 essential Gen Z slang words and phrases to know:

1. Ghosting

This term is frequently used in the early stages of a relationship. When you ghost someone, you stop responding to their texts or ignore them.

2. Snack

A snack is someone you find appealing.

3. Sip tea

Sipping tea is an alternative to “spilling the tea,” which means listening to the talk rather than participating in it.

4. Take several seats

If someone is truly grating on your nerves, you might tell them to take several seats.

5. Living rent free

If something is “living rent-free” in your head, that means you can’t get it out of your mind.

6. Hits different

When something is unique or superior than the norm.

7. Bet

This slang phrase simply means “yes.” It’s similar to the Millennial phrase “word” in that it can be used to confirm something.

8. Periodt

The use of this at the end of a statement emphasizes or intensifies the argument being stated.

9. I’m weak

Another term to use when you find something pretty funny.

10. Main character

It’s used to describe someone when they’re making a scene, but not necessarily in a bad way.

11. Sending me

Another term to use if you find something funny.

12. Slaps

Used to express how extraordinary something is.

13. Bussin’

When you taste something nice, use this odd word.

14. Sus

Short for “suspicious”, sus it typically means something is shady.

15. Snatched

If someone is looking snatch they look fantastic, especially in their outfit.

16. This ain’t it, chief

Another way of giving disapproval for something.

17. Extra

Someone who is bold and enjoys bringing things to new heights of flamboyance.

 

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