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Tips & Tricks: iPhone X Power Off/Medical ID/Emergency Call With The iPhone X

To power off, pull up the Medical ID or make an emergency call with the iPhone X, you will need to hold the side button and either of the volume buttons at the same time. And then slide to power the device off, pull up the Medical ID or make an emergency call.

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Tech Terms: CDN

CDN is short for content delivery network. A content delivery network (CDN) is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver pages and other Web content to a user, based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and the content delivery server.
This service is effective in speeding the delivery of content of websites with high traffic and websites that have global reach. The closer the CDN server is to the user geographically, the faster the content will be delivered to the user. CDNs also provide protection from large surges in traffic.

How CDNs Work
Servers nearest to the website visitor respond to the request. The content delivery network copies the pages of a website to a network of servers that are dispersed at geographically different locations, caching the contents of the page. When a user requests a webpage that is part of a content delivery network, the CDN will redirect the request from the originating site’s server to a server in the CDN that is closest to the user and deliver the cached content. CDNs will also communicate with the originating server to deliver any content that has not been previously cached.

The process of bouncing through CDNs is nearly transparent to the user. The only way a user would know if a CDN has been accessed is if the delivered URL is different than the URL that has been requested.

Many Businesses Use CDNs
When delivering large scale websites to a global audience, CDNs can reduce latency, accelerate site load times, reduce bandwidth consumption secure applications and even block data scrappers and other forms of spammers hitting your server.

Content delivery networks are used for B2B interactions and in serving content to consumers. Today, as more aspects of daily life move online, organizations use content delivery network to accelerate static content, dynamic content, mobile content, e-commerce transactions, video, voice, games and so on.

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Tips & Tricks: iPhone X Swipe From The “Right Ear” For Control Center

When you swipe down from the “right ear” (the area to the right of the notch) at the top of the iPhone X, it will show the Control Center. You can also customize the Control Center under the Settings app > Control Center > Customize Controls. Note: This is how you can see the battery life that is left on your iPhone X as well.

Tech Terms: Booter Services

A service offered by cyber criminals that provides paying customers with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack capabilities on demand. According to this article on eWeek, Booter services, or Booters, are “Web-based services that do DDoS for hire at very low prices and are very hard to take down.”

Booters typically present potential customers with a Web front end that enables the end user to specify a Web site that they want the Booter service to target. Detecting and tracing Booters is complicated by the fact that the Internet service provider (ISP) that the Booter service appears to be hosted from is frequently not where the Booter is really located.

Booter services are frequently used by script kiddies and are responsible for many of the recent DDoS attacks that have received mainstream attention in the news.

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Tips & Tricks: iPhone X Swipe From The “Left Ear” For Cover Sheet

When you swipe down from the “left ear” (the area to the left of the notch) at the top of the iPhone X, it will show the “Cover Sheet.” The Cover Sheet used to be known as the Notification Center.

Tech Terms: DDoS Attack

DDoS is short for Distributed Denial of Service. DDoS is a type of DOS attack where multiple compromised systems, which are often infected with a Trojan, are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the distributed attack.

How DDoS Attacks Work
In a DDoS attack, the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources – potentially hundreds of thousands or more. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single IP address; plus, it is very difficult to distinguish legitimate user traffic from attack traffic when spread across so many points of origin.

The Difference Between DoS and DDos Attacks
A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is different from a DDoS attack. The DoS attack typically uses one computer and one Internet connection to flood a targeted system or resource. The DDoS attack uses multiple computers and Internet connections to flood the targeted resource. DDoS attacks are often global attacks, distributed via botnets.

Types of DDoS Attacks
There are many types of DDoS attacks. Common attacks include the following:

  • Traffic attacks: Traffic flooding attacks send a huge volume of TCP, UDP and ICPM packets to the target. Legitimate requests get lost and these attacks may be accompanied by malware exploitation.
  • Bandwidth attacks: This DDos attack overloads the target with massive amounts of junk data. This results in a loss of network bandwidth and equipment resources and can lead to a complete denial of service.
  • Application attacks: Application-layer data messages can deplete resources in the application layer, leaving the target’s system services unavailable.

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Tech Terms: IT Degree

An information technology (IT) degree is a degree offered at the associate, bachelor, master and PhD level. The degree focuses on the branch of engineering that pertains to the use of computers to collect, store, and share and protect information.

At the associate’s degree level, typical courses include project-based information systems, Website database implementation, introduction to DHTML and Java Script, as well a mathematics based curriculum. The master’s level of education in Information Technology typically spans two years and offers a more focused and advanced field study. Courses at this level range from principles of software engineering to advanced algorithms and program language. The PhD in IT is the highest degree level offered, and is often focused on research.

An Information technology degree differs from computer science in that one is expected to understand and explore management and information theory.

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Tips & Tricks: iPhone X Swipe the Bottom Edge to Return Home

The Home indicator line is also used for going back to the home screen when you have an app open. And swiping from the bottom edge while on the Home screen will take you back to page one — which comes in handy if you have multiple app icon pages.

Tech Terms: Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K is the latest iteration of the Apple TV digital media receiver device that can play movies from sources like Netflix, TV shows, YouTube and other videos, live sports, and more on a widescreen TV.

Apple TV 4K improves upon earlier Apple TV releases that offered a max of 1920×1080 pixels of detail (high definition) by supporting the ultra-high-definition 3840×2160 picture format. Apple TV 4K adds high dynamic range (4K HDR) support as well as the premium quality Dolby Vision format.

Apple TV 4K is powered by Apple’s tvOS, an operating system originally developed for the Apple TV 4th generation (not to be confused with the Apple TV 4K) and announced on September 9, 2015. tvOS includes support for Siri, which can be accessed by a button on the Siri Remote that comes with the Apple TV 4K to help users quickly and easily find content from a variety of multimedia sources.

Pricing and Competition for the Apple TV 4K
The higher quality and other improvements offered by AppleTV 4K do come at an increased cost. While the original Apple TV device retailed for $99 and the 32GB fourth generation Apple TV remains available for $149, the AppleTV 4K costs $179 with 32GB of storage and $199 with 64GB of storage.

Apple TV 4K is priced considerably higher than competing models like the Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast Ultra and Roku Streaming Stick+, all of which offer 4K HDR support and do so for at least $100 less than the Apple TV 4K.

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