Ad-blocking – a vicious cycle

Ads. The word probably draws your mind towards ‘Hot singles in your area’ or ‘Free movies – no viruses’, but for me, it’s a reminder of how great the internet is. With all its faults aside, the internet is all too often unappreciated these days – the wealth of information available anytime, anywhere (provided you have internet access) for free, with a few hidden costs. Chiefly, online advertisements. They come in many forms: from little boxes in the sidebar of a page to obnoxious full-screen pop-ups and yet, they’re still almost universally hated.

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The Apple M1 Chip – The End of Intel?

After the AMD launch earlier in October, we thought things couldn’t get worse for Intel, however it looks like after Apple dumped them earlier this year to create their own processors – it looks like things have in fact gotten worse.

On November 10 Apple announced their new M1 chip on a live stream in front of around 200,000 people, and the YouTube keynote has been watched around 9.2 million times since. The M1 chip introduced a new stage in Apple’s development as it is produced on Apple silicon – ditching Intel in the process.

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Free Linktr.ee Alternative (WordPress MyLinks)

WordPress MyLinks is an amazing, free Linktree alternative. If you don’t know what Linktree is, it’s a link hub service that allows you to put all your links in one place, whether that’s your other social media profiles, a recent post, or anything you want. Here’s why you need one and how you can make your own for free.

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WWDC 2020 – Why iOS 14 is important for ALL of us

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Logitech G613 Review

In recent times I have had the opportunity to try a mechanical style of keyboard. Each time I tried a mechanical keyboard I would do a typing test. I found that I could type quicker on these keyboards than the laptop keyboard of my Dell XPS 13; this laptop keyboard is one of the best keyboards on a laptop but because of space it is still not as good as a mechanical keyboard. Therefore, I decided I needed a mechanical keyboard. This was also because I had been building a desktop setup around my laptop.

When I started looking for mechanical keyboards, I realized there were a lot of options. Most of them have a very ‘gamer look’ and I’m not the biggest gamer so this meant I could eliminate a lot of keyboards from all brands. I also don’t like the look of wires, so it was time to find the keyboard for me. After these major criteria it meant there were only a few keyboards to choose from. So, I decided on the Logitech G613.

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Forest: Productivity Redefined?

Due to the coronavirus quarantine, many of us are finding that we have to work from home. However, with Netflix at our fingertips, this can make it hard to get anything done.

The solution? Forest. Forest is a productivity app where you set a timer for a specific amount of time, and in this period you are not allowed to use certain apps, or your phone at all, should you choose to set it up in that way.

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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Review

I’ve never owned a mechanical keyboard before. The closest I’ve come to one is the Logitech G213 Prodigy fake-mechanical keyboard because I was fooled into thinking that it was one. Well, after about two years of suffering, I decided to bite the bullet and switch to a true mechanical keyboard.

OK, so I started the search. Initially, I looked into a Razer keyboard, but I was frustrated. Many were saying that the switches – even the yellow “silent” ones – were far too loud. This immediately repelled my interest, and- combined with the extortionate prices, I looked elsewhere.

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Everything Released at Samsung Unpacked 2020

February 11th marked Samsung’s annual Unpacked event where they announce new products.

This year was very exciting. Lots of new products were released, including the S20 line and even a new foldable phone.

But what else did they release? Check out the headings below where I’ll go into a bit more detail about what’s been released this year. There’s quite a lot here, so get ready!

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Top 5 Free Android Games

Top 5 Free Games for Android

Do you ever find yourself looking at the Play Store for some new games, but have no idea where to start?

Well, here are my picks for the top 5 Android games, in no particular order. These will be a wide variety of games from lots of different categories and some of these will be available on iOS as well, but the focus here is Android games. Let’s get right on with the list.

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