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What is a VPN?

What is a VPN? We think it's the simplest way to stay safe online, hiding your identity from hackers and tech firms

What do emojis mean? (and what is an emoji anyway?)

The smiley faces, flags and other tiny pictures we often see in messages are called emoji - and they're really easy to put in your own messages.

What is 5G?

5G is the latest must have in mobile phone technology, offering lightning fast downloads. But for most of us, it's still a year or two away.

What is Amazon Prime?

Signing up means you get access to a whole host of features, from same, one or two-day delivery to streaming music and video

What is broadband?

Broadband is the most common form of high speed internet access. It's the internet you probably have at home, and is an always connected link between you and your internet provider (AT&T, Spectrum or one of the many others).

What is PayPal?

PayPal is an extremely popular online payment system, here's everything you need to know about it

What is a USB port?

USB, or Universal Standard Bus, is a standard for connectors that mean gadgets can plug into power (and each other) without any problems.

What is a Chromebook?

A Chromebook is a low cost, relatively simple to use type of laptop computer that can be great for students, those new to computers or on a tight budget.

What is an app?

An app is a small piece of software you download to your phoneIt's download from the app store of the firm that makes your...

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