How to Enable Incognito Mode in Chrome for Windows and MacOS

Here is how to enable Incognito Mode in Chrome for both Windows and Mac OS X.

What Is Incognito Mode?

Incognito Mode in Chrome is Google’s implementation of private browsing. Users can activate this mode and surf the internet without Chrome recording any cookies, usernames, passwords, or history. This can be a concern for parents because it could allow children to view pornography or other inappropriate material without leaving behind any traces. Incognito Mode in Chrome is similar to Private Browsing in Firefox and InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer.


How To Enable Incognito Mode In Windows

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More  New Incognito Window.
  3. A new window appears. In the top corner, check for the Incognito icon Incognito.


You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an Incognito window:

  • Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS: Press Ctrl + Shift + n.
  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + n.

You can switch between Incognito windows and regular Chrome windows. You’ll only browse in private when you’re using an Incognito window.

How To enable Incognito Mode In Mac OS X

The fastest way to open incognito mode is with a keyboard shortcut. Hit Ctrl+Shift+n (Command+Shift+n on Mac) in Google Chrome, and a new incognito mode window will appear.

You can also activate incognito mode with Chrome’s user interface. Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the window, and then click “New Incognito Window.”

Any time you launch a new tab with incognito active, you will see a message that says “You’ve Gone Incognito” in the middle of the screen.

Unlock the Benefits of Cloud Services

Unlock the Benefits of Cloud Services 🔑

Companies are beginning to realise the full potential of cloud services, with significant benefits such as increased flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency. ADVYON provides an array of cloud services to help businesses take advantage of this technology. We offer custom-made packages tailored to your business needs, so explore our services today to unlock the potential of the cloud! 🤩 💻 💰

As companies become more aware of the advantages cloud services provide, the demand for these services has grown exponentially. ADVYON provides customised packages tailored to your business needs, to ensure you make the most out of this technology. By exploring our services, businesses can unlock the potential of the cloud, and benefit from increased flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency. Increased FlexibilityCloud services provide businesses with increased flexibility, allowing them to scale up or down according to their needs. With ADVYON, businesses can adjust their services to their desired level, without having to invest in costly upgrades. This flexibility also enables businesses to easily expand their operations, as they can easily add new services to their existing packages. Moreover, cloud services can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, making it easier for businesses to increase their productivity. By eliminating the need for manual data entry and transfers, businesses can focus their resources on more important tasks. ADVYON’s cloud services also come with built-in backups, so businesses can rest assured that their data is safe and secure.


Cloud services also provide businesses with the scalability they need to grow. ADVYON’s services can easily be scaled up or down according to the business needs, without having to invest in costly upgrades. This scalability allows businesses to quickly and easily expand their operations and add new services to their existing packages. Moreover, businesses can easily access the latest technology without having to invest in expensive hardware. With ADVYON, businesses can take advantage of the latest technology, and benefit from increased efficiency and productivity.


Cloud services can help businesses save money, as they are more cost-efficient than hardware and physical servers. ADVYON provides customised packages tailored to your business needs, so you can get the most out of your cloud services. This cost-efficiency enables businesses to focus their resources on more important tasks and reduce their overall costs.In addition, cloud services enable businesses to quickly access data, helping them make decisions more quickly. This can help businesses save time, as they can quickly access the data they need without having to wait for manual data entry or transfers.

Explore ADVYON’s Cloud Services Today

ADVYON provides custom-made packages tailored to your business needs, so you can take advantage of the full potential of cloud services. With increased flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency, ADVYON’s cloud services can help businesses unlock the potential of the cloud. Explore our services today to unlock the potential of the cloud!


ADVYON is a cloud services company that can help businesses realize the full potential of cloud IT services. We offer a range of services, including cloud hosting, disaster recovery, and virtualization, that can help businesses improve their operations and reduce costs. Additionally, we offer customized packages that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

ADVYON’s cloud services can help businesses unlock the potential of the cloud. Explore our services today to unlock the potential of the cloud!

Katie’s Krops Redesigned Website

Join us as we walk through some of the design ideas for the new Katie’s Krops website we just completed.

Katie's Krops Website Redesign

Here at ADVYON, we are very lucky to work with local nonprofits. One nonprofit we have worked with for about 10 years now, is Katie’s Krops.

Katie Stagliano, who was 9 years old at the time and had grown a 40-pound cabbage, founded Katie’s Krops. After giving the cabbage to a nearby soup kitchen and feeding over 270 people with it, she came to the realization that growing more veggies and herbs could enable her to continue to assist others.

We got into the organization and the fun that we could have with this website since we were so eager to work with Katie and her nonprofit. We made the decision to arrange the home page and menu to follow the course of the vegetables in order to ensure that the story was understandable.

Additionally, visit the website to view each page that was created at

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your IT

Imagine for a moment that you are the owner of a small flower shop. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more and more of your customers have been ordering flowers by using your website. You rely on your website to get the addresses for flower delivery, to send custom messages with each arrangement, and to process payment properly. 

You arrive at the shop on the morning of Mother’s Day, prepared for one of your busiest business days, only to find that your computer is updating. “I don’t have time for this,” you think, and turn off the computer, thinking this will make it restart more quickly. 

Unbeknownst to you, restarting your computer in the middle of an update causes much bigger problems. You soon find that you are missing important files like your spreadsheet of monthly expenses. Now, you have to start your expenses report from scratch and you’ve missed most of the orders for one of your busiest days. In addition, you’ve wasted several hours of your morning trying to fix the issue without any results.

What could you have done to save your files, your computer, and your time? You could have called your IT company before rebooting the computer.

Why You Should Call Your IT Company First

Reason #1- Your IT Company Can Determine Root Cause

Albert Einstein said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and 1 resolving it.” This quote expresses how difficult it can often be to get to the real root of a problem. That’s why IT companies follow a specific problem-solving process that helps them determine the root cause of technical problems. 

Many of ADVYON’s IT experts reported that our customers are often trying to solve the wrong issue. For example, one common complaint our technicians receive is “my email isn’t working.” This issue can be caused by many factors. When a client tries to solve this issue on their own, they will often immediately jump to delete and reinstall their email. However, this step may still not resolve the issue. 

In more than one instance, the IT team has determined that the person whose email isn’t working has simply clicked the “work offline” button without realizing. Now their email appears to be incapable of sending or receiving emails because it is not connected to the internet. Furthermore this issue would not be fixed by deleting and reinstalling the email and you may waste workdays for one or more employees by trying to fix the wrong issue. 

Let’s  return to our flower shop example. If you were to call your IT company about your issues restoring the flower shop’s spreadsheet, they would ask you a series of questions to determine the root cause of the issue. Some of the typical questions in troubleshooting include, “When did this problem begin?” How many people is the issue affecting?” and most importantly to this issue, “What changes have been made to the computer recently?” When you explain that your computer was updating the previous morning and that you turned it off, your technician will know right away that this was the root cause of the deleted file. Now that you know the reason the file is missing, it will be much easier to come up with a solution for restoring the information.

Reason #2- Your IT Company has a Deep Knowledge Base and Tools

Another compelling reason to call your IT company before trying to fix the issue yourself is simply that they are the experts in the field. Often your IT company has access to knowledge and resources that you won’t find by simply searching the Web. People commonly search for solutions for their IT problems online. We often believe search engines give us the same answer that our IT company would. However, there are several reasons this is not the case. 

First, IT professionals have proven solutions that can be accessed either by a knowledge database or by asking their coworkers. At ADVYON, we’ve documented over 30 common problems and their solutions for our customers to access at This is only a small sample of solutions that our technicians are considering every time they solve an issue. We also encourage collaboration between our IT professionals to get the best solution. As CEO Brian Anderson said, “There’s often no ‘right’ way to solve an issue. There may be ways that are faster, but there is no one right way.” If one of our technicians couldn’t solve an issue using their preferred method, someone else is likely to have an idea. While forums may try to achieve the same collaboration online, it is more likely that you will find confusing, conflicting answers to your questions than if you ask a team of professionals all working together.

Second, your IT company brings an outside perspective to the issue. Sometimes you may be so accustomed to living with an issue that you haven’t even thought to address it. Technician Jon Masula remarked that often when he arrives at a client’s workplace, he discovers issues beyond what the client called him to address. Many businesses are so used to issues that they say, “Oh, we just live with this,” or “I have a work-around for this.” Our technicians bring an outside perspective to identify these types of issues and a better, more efficient way to solve them. This can save time and future issues for your business. 

Your IT company has access to several tools which can help them solve the issue. In our flower shop example, your IT company may have several different ideas about how to restore the file. However, testing these ideas could cause problems on the actual machine. So, they will use tools like Sandbox or Wireshark to test possible solutions without changing anything on your machine. This process allows technicians to be 100% sure that the solution they recommend will work. These tools save you time and effort while allowing the IT professionals to more quickly solve the issue. Then they can use remote access software to apply the solution while you’re at lunch so that you don’t lose any more business.

Why Do Businesses Resist Calling their IT Company?

With these reasons in mind, it seems more people should be calling their IT company as their first step. So what’s stopping them? Businesses don’t call their IT company before attempting to fix an issue because the way most IT companies work does not encourage calls. Most IT companies charge by the hour for their services. This not only discourages the company from calling and therefore spending more money, but also discourages the technicians from giving their best effort. An hourly model asks a technician to fix the problem as soon as possible. The first solution may not always be the best solution. In the long term, this can be inefficient. The technician may have to return several times for the same issue, which is frustrating for both parties. 

ADVYON CEO, Brian Anderson explains that ADVYON’s IT services are created to counteract this popular model. We use a “customer centric, MSP model.” The managed services provider (MSP) provides ongoing support at a customer’s place of business for any network, application, and infrastructure security. This model focuses more on building long-lasting relationships with our clients.

An hourly model does not encourage relationships because it is built on the understanding that any interactions with an IT technician will likely be a one-time exchange similar to an interaction with the checkout clerk at the grocery store. Furthermore, by the hourly model’s standards, if everything is going “well,” you won’t hear from your IT company. We check up on our customers even if we haven’t heard any issues from them recently.

Final Thoughts:

Your IT company can be a valuable resource. Rather than spending a whole day trying to Google your way through an issue, you have the knowledge and tools of an entire professional team at your fingertips. Your IT company can help you determine the root cause of your issue and test to find the best solution while you continue the important work of running your business. If hourly rates make calling your IT company impossible, we recommend checking our ADVYON or a similar managed services provider in your area so you can build a long-lasting relationship with your IT company. We certainly think it makes a difference!  

Google and Facebook Resources for Your Small Business During COVID-19

Many small businesses are facing uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continually changing health and economic factors have made normal business functions difficult for everyone. Thankfully, many companies are offering free resources to ease the financial and technological worries small businesses are now facing. Facebook and Google are two of the companies offering grants to businesses to help offset unexpected costs.Let’s take a look at what they have to offer and how you can best access these grants.

Google’s Grants for Your Business and Community:

First, let’s review Google’s grants, credits, and financial support. The CEO of Google announced in March that the company will provide more than $800 million to support small business and crisis response. Google will release funds to support their employees, provide medical supplies, and assist schools and businesses. 

Google Grants at a Glance:

Google plans to provide aid that will benefit your community:

In addition, Google is providing grants specific to small and medium sized businesses.

Two Grants for Your Small Business: 

We think that these grants will be the most useful to your small business to recover from financial setbacks and plan for the future. 

  • Grants to NGOs and financial institutions to help provide access capital to small businesses. 
    • These grants can be used to provide for individuals and communities that have been neglected by other financial institutions.
    • Google is also providing $15 million for nonprofit businesses.
  • $340 million in Google Ads credits
    • Google is offering ad credits to allow small and medium sized businesses to offset the cost of keeping in touch with customers during the pandemic. 

How to Use Google Ad Credits:

Are you wondering how if your small business is eligible for the ad credits offered? We’ve done that research for you! In order to be eligible for these ad credits, you must meet the following:

  • Be a small or medium-sized business
  • Have had active ad campaigns ten out of 12 months in 2019
  • Have had active ad campaigns in January and/or February of 2020
  • Adhere to Googles’ advertising policies

If you meet all of the above, you can expect to see the credit applied to your Google Ads account starting in late May. 

Get Help Managing Google Ads:

To read more about the credits for which you qualify and how to use them, you can read Google’s support article at

If you qualify for ad credits, ADVYON Business Technologies can also help with your new campaign. Our certified experts are able to assist you in running campaigns. If your business does not qualify for the grant, ADVYON has access to credit vouchers and can help you make a strategy that will benefit your business even in these challenging times. 

Facebook’s Grant for Your Small Business:

Next, let’s review the Facebook grant we think is most useful for your small business.Facebook is offering a Small Business Grant Program of $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. To be eligible for the grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a for-profit company
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

How to Access Facebook’s Grant:

To see if you are in an eligible location for this grant, follow these steps:

Step 2:

Scroll down to the 3rd section “Who’s Eligible?”

Step 3:

Click the button “See Available Locations”

Step 4:

If you are located in an eligible area, you can proceed from there to the application process through Ureeka.

Local Areas Not Eligible for Grant and Where to Find Other Help:

The only companies with headquarters in our Tri-State area of South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia that are eligible for this grant are companies in Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia. However, if you are not in an eligible area, you may be eligible for other benefits and ad credits for Facebook. 

ADVYON is a South Carolina business and we want to help our neighbors succeed in any way we can. If you are not eligible for the Facebook grant or are struggling with any other marketing decisions during the COVID-19 crisis and want to make sure you come out on top when this is all over, reach out and let ADVYON Marketing help. Call us at (843) 324-5824 or email us at