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Google has officially launched Focus Mode on Android. This feature, which is part of Google’s suite of Digital Wellbeing tools, was previously available in beta. Now, most people running Android 10, and some running Android 9, can use Focus Mode.In a nutshell, Focus Mode makes it easier to focus on the task at hand. Hence the name. It does this by helping you avoid distractions from your smartphone. And you do this by using Focus Mode to temporarily pause the apps you find distracting.How to Use Focus Mode on AndroidGoogle launched Focus Mode out of beta in a post on The Keyword. The company describes Focus Mode as a tool that “helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand.” Essentially putting you back in control.Focus Mode lets you temporarily pause the apps you find distracting. Whether that’s games that keep sucking you back in or social media platforms which notify you of new things to see. Either way, Focus Mode … [Read more...] about Use Android’s Focus Mode to Avoid Distractions
Virtual private networks or VPNs are popping up on everyone's radar these days, from general users to full-on IT security pros. VPNs are a highly mature technology that originated largely with IT professionals looking to provide safe remote access to roaming users as well as securely connect different office sites to one another across the internet. But over the last few years, VPNs have pivoted sharply to become one of the most popular and indispensable tools in every privacy-conscious consumer's surfing toolkit. But does this newfangled version of VPN have what it takes to help businesses, too? How Do VPN Services Work? What's new about VPNs isn't its core tech but merely how it's being packaged for consumption. At its core, every VPN is essentially a tunnel; in fact, they're often described using that word. Simply picture the internet as a cloud and then imagine your particular session of traffic as a long stream of bits worming their way through that cloud to wherever you're web … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Your Business Should Use a VPN Service