Choose a Great Antivirus for Device

Search for Online Reviews

Most reviewers are quite honest actually, that is, if you know where the look on the internet. PC Advisor and PC Mag are great for recommendations, because they usually have well-written, informative reviews about the latest software on the market. However, if you really want to compare specifications, prices, add-ons and more, you should definitely find a top 10 antivirus list online in order to narrow the search.

Of course, another option is to seek out some forums like Bleeping Computer and Tom’s Hardware so you could ask some members for advice. The best option is to combine the two – read some expert reviews first, and then the users about their opinion on the matter. Doing this, you will be able to know if a particular antivirus is underrated or overhyped.

Paid vs. Free

As you probably already know, there are two types of antiviruses – paid and free. The free software is, naturally, completely free of charge (however, some have premium editions and add-ons which can cost you) whereas paid software comes in an array of different packages and rates. Obviously, if you want the best across-the-board protection for your machine, you should pay for your software. Paid solutions usually have a wide range of protection features, and they won’t distract you with upgrade notifications every two minutes.

Nevertheless, if you have a small budget or you don’t want to spend a large sum of cash on a piece of software; don’t dismiss the free ones, because there are some fantastic solutions on the market that won’t cost you a penny. If you opt for a something free of charge, we recommend that you download either Avast Free Antivirus 2016 or BullGuard Internet Security, as both have top notch features comparable to paid software.

Look at the Features Closely

When it comes to choosing the safest software, perhaps the most important factor is how much protection it’s going to provide for your device. Even the majority of free antiviruses nowadays offer protection against such threats as fraud tools, backdoor and browser hijackers. Also, keep in mind that a big price doesn’t necessarily equate to first-rate protection and cost-free doesn’t necessarily mean flawed software either.

VPN security is one the many features offered by most of today’s antiviruses; this will come in handy if you regularly use unprotected WI-FI as it will protect your computer or mobile device from identity thieves and hackers. Many people who browse the Web and download content often find unwanted toolbars downloaded in the process; luckily, most software has “Browser Cleanup” tool that will keep everything unwanted from your browser.

Mobile App Branding

The purchasing journey has suffered so many changes lately and as we all know due to this hyper competitively, this branding noise around so many products has influenced marketers to reinvent all this. One of the most brilliant theories I have heard is that of the micro-moments which it seems to be mandatory in order to create stories that influence decisions, stories to be used throughout all the devices needed in your marketing strategies, this also includes channels, formats, etc.

So as we saw, approximately according to Google, 40% use smartphone daily as an average consuming day to satisfy their needs, therefore is easy to imply then that every day and more most of daily Google searches seems to happen more on smartphones than desktop PCs.

From a corporate perspective if the business development and innovation management is not well established then the tightening race in this hypercompetitive world of so many brands in the market will swallow your startup or new venture. Integrating this new customer value in due time into corporate level, same as competitive strategies and value management procedures is the most intelligent move we can do. Let’s all apply the Competence-Based Strategic Management (CBSM) framework, which was an approach started by Sanchez and Heene in the end of the 90’s and still useful for many startups.

As far as mobile apps innovation is moving on these days, we marketers recognize certain types of mobile app brands.

There are Mobile apps which main aims is to provide to end users a much smoother browsing experience. For example, Google Maps, Shazam, Foursquare will fit into this category.

Brands that have been consistent in the offline and have conquered certain level of positioning or defined their offline strategies move into the app world now and soon start delivering a successful user experience or performance experience to the users.

Point of Sale Software

MEET THE INCORRUPTIBLE CASHIER

So in 1879, Ritty invented the “Incorruptible Cashier,” a device that registered transactions made at his business. Some time after that, he patented his invention and sold it to salesman Jacob H. Eckert, who founded the National Manufacturing Company (NMC). Eckert later sold the company to John H. Patterson, a retail coal shop owner in Coalton, Ohio.

NCR TAKES THE REIGNS

Upon acquiring the business, Patterson renamed the company National Cash Register (NCR), which still exists today. He also added new features, such as custom employee drawers and bells, as well as the all-important paper receipts.

Electric and computerized point of sale systems arrive.

In 1906, inventor Charles F. Kettering, who worked for NCR, developed the first cash register powered by an electric motor. The device made it faster and easier for cashiers to ring up sales and keep tabs on transactions.

NCR RAMPS UP SALES AND DEVELOPMENT

Over the next several decades, more improvements were made to the cash register, and NCR came up with better ways to market and sell the device. These efforts paid off well for the company. By the mid-1900s, the cash register had become a staple in retail stores.

THE CASH REGISTER MEETS THE COMPUTER

In the 1970s, innovation helped traditional cash registers evolve into computerized point of sale systems. It was also during these years that devices such as credit card terminals and touchscreen displays were introduced.

By the time the 80s and 90s rolled along, the retail world saw the emergence of electronic registers, barcode scanners, PC-based point of sale systems, and credit card devices.

Point of sale systems go mobile.

Mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions have made such a huge impact in the industry that in 2014 a majority of UK retailers (53%) rated mPOS as the most important in-store technology for consumers. mPOS systems are also gaining market share. In 2015, the IHL Group found that mobile POS software installs are up 41% in North America year to year.

FROM POS TO RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Over the years, we’ve seen POS systems evolve from cash registers that simply ring up sales to full-fledged retail management solutions that allow retailers to stay on top of inventory, reporting, customer management, and ecommerce from one platform.

SLEEKER AND MORE PORTABLE DEVICES

It’s not just features that have evolved. Thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, retail point of sale solutions now look better than ever. Clunky registers and bulky computers are being replaced by sleek tablets and phones. These devices not only look good and save space, but they also help retailers improve the shopping experience.

Motherboard Basics

A motherboard, also known as a main board, is the primary circuit board inside of a computer, and is where the central processing unit (CPU), memory, expansion slots, drives, and other peripheral devices are connected. The circuitry on a motherboard facilitates the communication between all of the devices in the computer, making them as critical to a system’s performance as items such as the CPU or memory.

The core circuitry of a motherboard is referred to as its chipset, and generally the manufacturer of the motherboard is not the manufacturer of the chipset. Intel does produce motherboards with their own chipsets, but buying a motherboard brand such as Gigabyte, Biostar, and ASUS means getting a board with either a VIA, Nvidia, SIS, or Intel brand chipset.

Form Factor

The different basic shapes and sizes of motherboards are categorized as form factors. There are several standard form factors available, but some of the more common ones found in desktop computers include:
(http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/atx2_2.pdf), ATX (http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/matxspe1.2.pdf), Micro ATX (mATX) (http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/FlexATXaddn1_0.pdf) FlexATX (http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/spearhead/mini-itx/) and Mini-ITX

The basic sizes of each are as follows:

* ATX: 12″ x 9.6″ (305mm x 244mm)

* Micro ATX: 9.6″ x 9.6″ (244mm x 244mm)

* FlexATX: 9.0″ x 7.5″ (229mm x 191mm)

* Mini ITX: 6.7″ x 6.7″ (170mm x 170mm)

ATX and mATX are by far the most popular motherboard sizes for desktop computers, and as seen in the list above, are also some of the largest. More real estate on a motherboard allows for greater expansion possibilities and extra features, which make the use of these boards more flexible. A Mini-ITX board may feature just one slot for memory and one slot for an expansion card, while a typical ATX board may feature 4 memory slots and six slots for expansion cards.

Each form factor has its own niche that it fits into, from workstations and gaming systems for larger boards to media centers and in-car computers for smaller boards. There is definitely overlap between the potential applications of each form factor, and other features and capabilities will also influence the targeted use.

CPU Socket

The major processor manufacturers, AMD and Intel, are constantly waging a battle to offer the fastest, most powerful processors available. Getting more speed and performance out of a relatively small chip generally requires a change to the physical dimensions as each new generation of processor is released. Therefore, motherboards need to evolve at the same pace in order to accept the new CPUs.

Back in the day, AMD and Intel processors shared a common CPU socket, but those days were short lived. AMD and Intel have since been traveling down their own, relatively parallel, paths of performance and speed increases, while using different designs. Selecting a motherboard for a modern AMD processor eliminates the use of any Intel processor, and vice versa.

AMD’s current offering for desktop processors includes the Athlon 64, which is available in Socket 939 and Socket 754 formats. The number in the names represents the number of pins present on the backside of the CPU that connect to the motherboard’s socket. The Socket 939 Athlon 64 therefore has a staggering array of nine hundred and thirty nine tiny pins to match up with the motherboard’s socket. The Chaintech VNF4 Ultra is an example of a Socket 939 motherboard based on Nvidia’s NForce4 Ultra chipset technology. In addition to these two sockets, many AMD processors, including Athlon XPs, Semprons, and Durons, share the Socket A format, also known as Socket 462 thanks to it having 462 pins for connecting to a motherboard.Socket adapters

Intel’s latest offering for their Pentium 4 and Celeron processors, LGA 775, doesn’t have pins at all and basically swaps the pins to the motherboard for the socket. Perhaps this design move puts the burden of bent pin warranty claims on someone else, but it is fairly unique. The Biostar P4M80-M7 is an example of an LGA 775 motherboard based on the VIA P4M800 chipset. Other Intel processors still on the market utilize the Socket 478 format for Pentium 4 and Celeron processors.

Although most motherboards support just one CPU socket, some applications benefit from having more than one processor to tackle the tasks at hand. Servers and high end workstations are two examples where a dual processor system, such as could be run on the Tyan Thunder i7500 motherboard, might make light work of more advanced applications.

Components

‘Components’ is a fairly vague term to describe this section, but the items to be covered are fairly diverse. Computer systems all use memory, storage devices, and power supplies, but among the many differences motherboards have is the type and quantity of connections for these components.

Most modern systems use DDR memory, but DDR-2 memory is becoming more common and will eventually become the standard. Although some boards provide slots for both types of memory, it is generally the case that either one or the other technology is supported. Besides operating differently, the physical difference of DDR having 184 pins and DDR-2 having 240 pins prevents them from being interchangeable. Going forward, users will have to decide whether they want to jump on the new technology bandwagon when selecting a motherboard, or to try to continue using their existing DDR for as long as possible. Regardless of technology, most motherboards come with 2 to 4 slots for memory, although as mentioned, Mini-ITX boards may just offer 1 slot.

Hard drive technology is changing too, as mentioned in the Tech Tip comparing SATA to ATA hard drives. Most motherboards over the past few years have offered two ATA connections, which could support up to 4 drives. With SATA becoming more popular, some boards now offer a mix of ATA and SATA connections, while others have abandoned ATA all together, and instead offer multiple SATA connections which only support one drive each. In addition to type and quantity, motherboards can also offer choices in hard drive capabilities by integrating RAID controllers onboard, as found on the ASUS K8V SE Deluxe.

As systems become more advanced, they many times impose special power requirements to keep them running smoothly. Most motherboards feature the typical 20 pin ATX power connector, while some server boards may have a 24 pin connection in its place. Motherboards for AMD Athlon 64 and Pentium 4 processors will have a second power connection located in close proximity to the CPU socket for providing the extra power that today’s high end processors demand. This special 4 pin connection isn’t found on every AMD Socket A motherboard, but it will most definitely be located on an AMD Socket 939 motherboard. Power supplies have been including this special connection for years, but for those upgrading an old system with a new motherboard, the power supply may be just one more item that has to be upgraded as well.

Extra Features

Many motherboards now include features onboard that were once only available as expansion cards to be purchased separately. A typical motherboard will now include stereo sound capabilities, a 10/100 LAN connection, and a few USB 2.0 ports on the back panel connection. Depending on the budget and needs of the end user, many motherboards may also include other convenient features such as integrated Firewire ports, VGA connections, and onboard RAID controllers.

Motherboards Extra Features

Although many of these items may be added later with expansion cards, if you know you want them upfront, a bit of installation hassle and expense can be eliminated by finding a board with just about everything you want included. That said, there aren’t many choices of onboard components, so it’s a case of take it or leave it. For example, you may want stereo sound included, but find most motherboards offer 5 channel, where you would prefer 8 channel. In that case, it may be a good thing that motherboards include expansion slots to add the sound card of your choice.

Expansion Slots

A motherboard typically provides at least one slot for the installation of a graphics card and a few slots for expanding the capabilities of the system in other areas.

Graphics cards are available in PCI, AGP, and now PCI Express formats, and matching a motherboard to the appropriate card is a key step. Most motherboards released over the past few years include an AGP slot,
and the new wave of motherboards are now starting to feature PCI Express slots for graphics card installation.

PCI slots are found on most motherboards, but are
much slower than AGP and PCI Express slots, so they are not the optimal choice for graphics. ATX motherboards may typically feature four to five PCI slots, and although they could be used for secondary display graphics cards, more common applications include sound cards, network cards, RAID controllers, TV tuners, modems, and USB/Firewire controllers. Considering that many of these items are now included onboard, having multiple PCI slots isn’t quite as important as it used to be.

Style

With enthusiasts adding windows and special lighting effects to just about every feature of a computer, why should the motherboard be left out of the action? Long gone are the days of the stereotypical green PCB with white connectors, and now most boards feature a vibrantly colored PCB and a rainbow of colors on expansion slots, memory slots, drive connectors, and so on.

For example, if someone was undecided on a mATX board for their Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64, style might be the deciding factor. The Chaintech MK8M800 and the Biostar K8VGA-M-N are similar boards featuring the VIA K8M800 chipset and prices under $70. The golden PCB with black and white features of the Chaintech board may appeal to some, while the red, white, blue, and yellow of the Biostar may sway others.

In general, a particular model is only available in one color scheme, and many manufacturers use the same theme across their entire current line up. As an example, the Biostar board for AMD Athlon 64 processors above features the same basic style as this Biostar board for the new Pentium LGA 775 processors. In addition to coloring, some manufacturers will include LED lighting on chipset cooling fans, or accessorize motherboards with matching cables to complete the unique looks of the board.

Ways to Remove Malware

Scanning

There are thousands and millions of different programs that are out there in the virus/spyware removal category. Also most of these programs are free which a good thing is. Different programs will give you different results and thus it depends on what exactly you wish to get from these programs. Hence the best thing that you can do when your computer is infected with multiple viruses is to run multiple programs. In order to get around this thing, you can either scan the system or you can enter the safe mode on your Windows system.

Rescue disks

In addition to entering the safe mode, you can also scan your computer before your Windows has a chance of getting booted up. This can be done by utilizing an offline virus scanner and sometimes a pre- boot scanner. The way that this works is that you will have to use another computer to properly download a file for ISO image from any anti- virus company.

Clean install

A clean install is not meant to be the most fun thing to do. However, it is a method that can guarantee you to get rid of all the viruses, malware as well as spyware. It is also pretty straight forward, when you are able to do a clean install. You will be able to delete everything on your hard disk and therefore there will not be any viruses. There will also be times, when a virus will not be able to infect items like text documents, pictures, MP3 files and videos. Here, a good thing to do is to scan all your personal data and even then if there are no viruses to be found, you can copy it to your external drive.

Beat Ransomware

  • Take preventive measures: As a foremost step take preventive measures to stop ransomware attacking you. These steps can help you safeguard your system at first place. These preventive measures include below-mentioned steps:
  • Install a reputable security suite: Most of the ransomware attacks happen through malicious links in emails and through infected websites. The anti-malware program can scan and detect such spam emails and malicious websites to stop them at the initial stage. Use software firewall protection along with a good anti-malware program to make the second line of defense against any virus attack. This way you can secure your system without getting into trouble.
  • Change browsing behavior: This is the known fact that most virus attacks happen via malicious links and infected websites. Thus by changing browsing behavior can save your system from any unseen trouble. Do not ever open links or emails which have an unknown source as a sender. Do not open any lucrative ad or another link to prevent your system from possible ransomware attack.
  • Set system restore point: This is an effective step to keep your system safe against any possible data loss due to ransomware attack. System restore point virtually takes the backup of all your important files so that you can access that data in future eventualities.
  • Backup data: Take this preventive measure to avert any data loss in case of ransomware attack. Take data backup at regular intervals. Take this backup on external drives or on cloud servers so that you can access and restore this data anytime anywhere you want.
  • Keep your system updated: Many ransomware attackers target those systems which are not updated as these old systems remain prone to virus attacks. This is important to know that every update comes with certain bug fix and security updates against such malware attacks. Thus it becomes important to keep your system up to date with latest OS updates. Another important step to follow is to avert downloading pirated software as they can contain malicious content. Always verify the source of the software you are downloading. As most of the operating software developers require to register and digitally sign all their software. If your OS warns you about the unsigned program than it is better to cancel such installation.
  • Beat ransomware: After practicing all preventive measures in case your system gets affected with ransomware threat apply below mentioned steps to beat ransomware.
  • Disconnect from the network immediately: Once ransomware or any other malware attacks your system it further tries to connect to its Command & Control servers for further instruction. To avoid this situation, disconnect your system from the network once you get to know about the infection. This way you can break the link between the infected system and the ransomware servers. This way you can save other machines from getting infected too. Generally, ransomware takes a time to infect and encrypt all your files thus you can save your certain data from getting infected.
  • Ask the experts: Some evident symptoms of ransomware attack include very slow system speed, unwanted messages pop up, system hang and others. When you see such symptoms don’t wait to ask for experts help to prevent further damage to your system. You can do your own research as well to keep your system safe and secure.

Cyber Stalking

Forms of Cyber Stalking

Cyber stalking takes on many forms which may include sending victims harassing or threatening emails and text messages and/or posting personal, false or humiliating information on social media. In some cases these perpetrators may send viruses, spam attacks, and harmful programs via e-mail to compromise or destroy the victim’s computer. Even more ominous are cyber stalkers who intend to locate and confront their victim by obtaining personal information such as home and work addresses and phone numbers.

Scope of the Problem

The Department of Justice reports that 6.6 million people are victims of stalking in the United States. More than 25% of stalking victims, report that they were harassed on the internet during their lifetime. Most of these victims experienced significant anxiety or fear and believed that they or someone close to them could be harmed or killed. Most victims know the person stalking them. However, some stalkers fantasize or harbor grudges against public figures or celebrities they have never personally met.

Types of Cyber Stalkers

Cyber stalkers present mental health problems that vary from irrational anger to psychosis. They range from people who are angry ex-partners who feel unfairly rejected to more seriously disturbed individuals who are compulsive, vengeful, or delusional. The motivation for these crimes is to control, intimidate or influence the victim. The harmful effects of cyber stalking most commonly include severe emotional distress and damage to one’s reputation. In serious cases physical, sexual, and fatal assaults have been reported.

Computer Protection Guide

Cybercriminals are always looking for new methods of bypassing security. It’s not just the big corporations they go after, either. Most cybercriminals don’t aim that high and simply target individuals and small businesses. You might think that a free, basic antivirus program might be enough for you, but it likely isn’t – not with the sophisticated methods criminals are using these days. Some of them aren’t after money, either. They want to spy on others via webcam or steal their identities for any number of reasons.

In short – anybody who spends any amount of time on the internet is potentially vulnerable for an attack of some sort.

You might be wondering why anybody would opt to pay for security software when there are free antivirus programs available. The problem with free programs is that they don’t offer comprehensive coverage. Some of them even come loaded with advertisements. While they may very well block a virus when it shows upon your system, they might not go all out to get rid of it and will only put it in quarantine. Basic computer protection often lacks other important features such as tools that help tune-up your system and enhance performance.

Think about which extra features you need and which ones you can do without. If you don’t have kids, you won’t need to invest in computer protection with parental controls. You might not need a password manager if you are already good at keeping up with your passwords. If you run a small business, you probably won’t need enterprise-level security.

When comparing security suites, go over each list of features carefully. Will you get everything you need at an affordable price? Will you be able to get adequate support for the number of devices you need? Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements for the software?

In the computer protection industry, Kaspersky Labs is always rated highly. Settle with Kaspersky Antivirus for the essentials, or go for Internet Security or even Total Security if you want full coverage on all of your devices.

Bluetooth Basics

History

Before getting into the technology, the word Bluetooth is intriguing all on its own, and deserves a look. The term is far less high tech than you might imagine, and finds its roots in European history. The King of Denmark from 940 to 981 was renowned for his ability to help people communicate, his name (in English)… Harald Bluetooth. Perhaps a bit obscure, but the reference is appropriate for a wireless communications standard.

Another item worth investigating is the Bluetooth logo. Based on characters from the runic alphabet (used in ancient Denmark), it was chosen as it appears to be the combination of the English letter B and an asterisk.

Capabilities

The FAQ on the Bluetooth.org (https://www.bluetooth.org/) website offers a basic definition: “Bluetooth wireless technology is a worldwide specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution that provides links between mobile computers, mobile phones, other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet.”

Just like 802.11 b/g wireless networking systems and many cordless telephones, Bluetooth devices operate on 2.4 GHz radio signals. That band seems to be getting a bit crowded, and interference between devices may be difficult to avoid. Telephones are now being offered on the 5.8 GHz band to help remedy this, and Bluetooth has taken its own steps to reduce interference and improve transmission quality. Version 1.1 of the Bluetooth standard greatly reduces interference issues, but requires completely different hardware from the original 1.0C standard, thus eliminating any chance of backwards compatibility.

The typical specifications of Bluetooth indicate a maximum transfer rate of 723 kbps and a range of 20-100 meters (65 to 328 feet – depending on the class of the device). This speed is a fraction of that offered by 802.11 b or g wireless standards, so it is obvious that Bluetooth doesn’t pose a threat to replace your wireless network. Although it is very similar to 802.11 in many ways, Bluetooth was never intended to be a networking standard, but does have many practical applications.

Practical Applications

There are a variety of products that take advantage of Bluetooth’s capabilities, from laptops and PDAs, to headphones and input devices, and even wireless printer adapters.

Many Laptops include an onboard Bluetooth adaptor to allow the system to connect to any Bluetooth device right out of the box. For laptop or desktop systems that do not have an adaptor built in, there are many USB Bluetooth adaptors available.

Bluetooth enabled PDAs allow for convenient wireless synchronization and data transfer.

Headphones can take advantage of Bluetooth for two purposes… audio playback and mobile phone communications. Using something a mobile headset with a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone allows anyone to go hands free, as well as wire free.

Logitech, and other manufacturers, also produce input devices that eliminate wires thanks to Bluetooth. You can add a Bluetooth mouse to your system, or both a mouse and keyboard. One advantage that Bluetooth wireless keyboard/mouse combinations have over the standard RF wireless keyboard/mouse combinations is range. Where most standard RF keyboard/mouse combinations have a range up to 6 feet; a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combination will usually have a range of up to 30 feet.

Bluetooth printer adaptors make sharing a printer extremely convenient by eliminating the need for any wires or special configurations on a typical network. Printing to any compatible HP printer from a PC, PDA or mobile phone can now be done easily from anywhere in the office.

Medical Apps Development

Using the mobile app helps doctors to monitor various aspects of the health of their patients. Some programs allow doctors to perform directly the opinion of the patient using a smartphone. Medical applications help diagnose a number of conditions as necessary and get the results much faster than some traditional tools. Therefore, we can assume that these devices play an important role in the next step for the medical industry.

Mobile applications to help healthcare organizations deliver quality health care services, improved workflow and greater interaction with patients and minimize the complexity and cost of achieving the desired objectives. The way people adapt to mobile technology and research approaches appropriate for the disease has also increased the demand of mobile applications for health.

The importance and necessity of these applications are difficult to overstate. medical applications take a good understanding of the responsibilities of health to a new level. One could even say thanks to mobile applications, a revolution in the field of health happen much sooner than we imagine.

Benefits of mobile health apps:

  • Best Treatment with Optimum Care

Mobile applications provide the best possible health care with optimal treatment, anywhere and anytime. It provides the tools for advanced mobile patient care to improve quality and streamline the processing workloads.

  • Proactive Response to Patient’s Condition

Healthcare professionals can monitor the patient’s condition and respond proactively before they cause any chronic ailment. They can keep track of patient records, updating care plans and maintain communication and cooperation between straight men.

  • Reduce Complexity

Mobile health applications help physicians to store patient health information in a transparent manner. It simplifies the complexity of health, giving the history of the patient immediately when they need to take patient care decisions. An application user interfaces well designed can help doctors keep track of specific information related to the patient effectively.

  • Appointment Scheduling

Patients can book appointments with doctors via mobile applications. Helping healthcare professionals to organize their time better accessibility and notify them when a patient book or cancel an appointment.

  • Increase Your Branding

Mobile health apps will help increase your branding approaching a maximum number of customers in nearly every possible way. It also supports your organization to send push notifications, navigate customers to the organization, and provides access to your contact information as e-mail, phone, and website.