Logging In With A USB Key (U2F Explained) by Techquickie www.youtube.com VIDEO
Flash storage: A cheat sheet By James Sanders, www.techrepublic.com
With over a dozen form factors, knowing what the best flash memory card and SSD technology is available can be daunting.
Flash memory is an electronic, non-volatile data storage medium that is erased and reprogrammed electrically. It is the basis of a variety of storage products for differing use cases, form factors, and speed or performance requirements.
Change your Facebook password now! By Paul Ducklin, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form.
Google Password Manager: 7 Things You Must Know By Dan Price, www.makeuseof.com
A password manager is the perfect way to create secure, unique passwords that can be controlled centrally. Google Chrome has one built-in, potentially saving you the need for third-party software.
Privacy.com Review By Ash The Great, echeck.org
When you pay for something online, you are putting your financial and personal details at risk. No matter which form of payment you use, there is always a risk, and there is no way for you (the consumer) to know just how big or small the risk is. The sheer number of massive hacks and leaks over the last ten years is proof enough that we have no idea how safe our payment information really is. Privacy.com adds another layer of privacy. Every time you use your credit card, it generates a brand new set of details, and you use the new details to pay instead of your real payment details. It is like paying with a disposable credit card. Privacy.com allows you to generate new payment details that you can use to buy things online, and they call it, “Creating a virtual credit card.”
How to Insert Hyperlinks in Images in Gmail By Marshall Gunnell, www.howtogeek.com
Adding hyperlinks is an efficient way of getting your reader to the intended web page. Though it’s no secret that you can add hyperlinks to text, Gmail also lets you add hyperlinks to images in the body of the email. Here’s how to make it happen.
Google Smart Lock: The complete guide By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
Think fast: How many times a day do you pick up your phone to look at something? Unless you live in the tundra or have far more self-control than most, the answer probably falls somewhere between "quite a few" and "more than any sane person could count." Assuming you keep your device properly secured, that means you're doing an awful lot of unlocking — be it with your face, your fingerprint, or the code you tap or swipe onto your screen.
10 Important Android Settings You Should Know! By Thiojoe, youtube.com VIDEO
Android is an extremely popular mobile OS, and I actually think most of you use it. So here are some important settings that you should know about if you don't already. They aren't hidden settings, so don't be surprised if you do know some. They aren't settings you should necessarily change, because most of these come down to preference.
13 Android Settings You Should Change Now! by ThioJoe youtube.com VIDEO
Those default settings are no good! Here's what to change… — Android has a lot of default settings that might be OK for most people, but there are some that really everyone should change. These might be settings related to privacy, security, or just plain convenience.
The Best Free Dropbox Alternatives (For More Than 3 Devices) By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
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Dropbox now limits free users to a maximum of three syncing devices at one time. If you need more devices and don’t want to open your wallet, Google, Microsoft, and even Apple are superior to Dropbox.
Why Every Tech Geek Should Own a Raspberry Pi By Avram Piltch, www.tomshardware.com
As editor-in-chief of Tom's Hardware, I get to play with some of the most expensive gear around, but my favorite computer costs as little as $5 (£4.66 in the UK). I'm talking about the Raspberry Pi, the single-board system that's sold more units than any other personal computing platform except for PCs and Macs.
13 handy hidden shortcuts for Gboard on Android By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
I've been thinking a lot about thumbs lately.
Why, you might wonder? Simple: Whenever I watch unsuspecting strangers use their phones in public (it's not as creepy as it sounds, I swear), I can't help but notice how many people rely solely on their thumbs for on-screen typing.
How to Select and Close Multiple Chrome or Firefox Tabs at Once By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
Closing browser tabs one by one is a pain. Chrome and Firefox let you select tabs on your address bar, and you can quickly close those tabs with a keyboard shortcut or your mouse.
Pay TV Companies Are Trying to Trick Cord Cutters into Coming Back to Cable by www.tablotv.com
We hope you enjoy the following guest post from Luke Bouma, one of the cord cutting experts behind CordCuttersNews.com.
In a desperate attempt to keep customers from cutting the cord, cable companies everywhere are advertising crazy cheap TV ‘deals’.
WARNING: IT’S A TRAP!
Google rolling out on-device, real-time Gboard speech transcription for Pixel phones By Abner Li, 9to5google.com
For the past several releases, Gboard for Android has been working on “faster voice typing” that works offline. Google is today making it officialon Pixel phones, and details the “end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer” it created.
Firefox Send, Free File Transfers and Sharing with End to End Encryption.
Firefox Send uses end-to-end encryption to keep your files secure from the moment you share to the moment it's opened. You choose when your file link expires, the number of downloads and the option to add a password to protect the contents further.
Firefox Send also makes it easy to share large file sizes. You can share file sizes up to 1GB without a login. To send files up to 2.5GB, login to your Firefox account, if you don't have a Firefox account signup is free.
Firefox Send makes it easy for your recipient. They click the link you sent to download the file. They don’t need to have a Firefox account to download your file. Making the file sharing experience seamless for both parties, as quick as sending an email.
Here's the link to Firefox Send, save as a bookmark.
Note: This is a great tool for sharing event pictures and videos with other attendees. Simply upload your images, send everyone the link, as many as 100 people will have 7 days to download them.
How to Manage Saved Passwords in Chrome By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
Google Chrome comes with a handy password manager already built in. You can have your browser save and fill out passwords for different sites when you’re asked to sign in. Here’s how to manage all your saved passwords in Chrome.
5 Tips to Help You Get the Most from YouTube TV By Luke Bouma, www.cordcuttersnews.com
Since YouTube TV launched it has slowly been adding new features to make the service even better. After talking with many new and old subscribers, I was shocked at how many did not know everything YouTube TV has to offer. So, I want to point out some of the best YouTube TV features I think most subscribers should take advantage of.
MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN by krebsonsecurity.com
Most people who have frozen their credit files with Equifax have been issued a numeric Personal Identification Number (PIN) which is supposed to be required before a freeze can be lifted or thawed. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have an account at the credit bureau’s new myEquifax portal, it may be simple for identity thieves to lift an existing credit freeze at Equifax and bypass the PIN armed with little more than your, name, Social Security number and birthday.
How to Make Your Smarthome Easier for Other People to Use By Josh Hendrickson, www.howtogeek.com
Smarthomes are a convenience that can automate your home and give you easy control from anywhere. But with children, extended family, and guests, things quickly get complicated. Here are a few ways to make your smarthome easier for other people to use.
How to Transfer Contacts to a New Android Phone By Tom Westrick, www.howtogeek.com
Android gives you a few options for transferring your contacts to a new device. By default, everything should be synced when you set up a new device, but even if sync is disabled, it’s easy to move your contacts over.
Chrome app launcher tips and tricks that speed up everyday tasks By Derek Walter, www.pcworld.com
The Chrome app launcher is more than a glorified version of the Windows start menu. It packs a surprising amount of Google-y power that can speed up a wide variety of tasks on a Chromebook—and Windows, if you install the Chrome launcher.
How to Install and Manage Extensions in Chrome By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
One of the best things about Google Chrome is the ability to extend its capabilities by adding a myriad of extensions to help improve functionality, usability, privacy, and productivity. Here’s how to install and manage your Google Chrome extensions.
Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
The beauty of Chrome OS today is its versatility: The operating system supports a huge range of applications in a variety of different formats — web apps, progressive web apps, native Chrome apps, Android apps, and even Linux apps (gracious!).
7 Android accessibility features that'll enhance any phone By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
Accessibility in our age of mobile technology is a pretty incredible thing. I mean, think about it: These powerful little computers we carry around in our pockets have the potential to open up all sorts of futuristic possibilities for folks with issues like impaired hearing or limited vision. And in the grand scheme of things, such possibilities are far more transformative than any random phone feature we use to organize our lives or save ourselves a few seconds here and there.
How to make people sit up and use 2-factor auth: Show 'em a vid reusing a toothbrush to clean the toilet, then compare it to password reuse By Iain Thomson, www.theregister.co.uk
RSA Despite multi-factor authentication being on hand to protect online accounts and other logins from hijackings by miscreants for more than a decade now, people still aren't using it. Today, a pair of academics revealed potential reasons why there is limited uptake.
The Best Web-Based Live TV Service for You by MICHAEL CRIDER @michaelcrider
Things are getting exciting for cord-cutters, especially in the United States. There’s never been more competition, or more options, for users who want to get their live TV over the web. That includes live sports and local TV channels in most markets.
How Are CPUs Actually Made? By Anthony Heddings, www.howtogeek.com
While the way CPUs work may seem like magic, it’s the result of decades of clever engineering. As transistors—the building blocks of any microchip—shrink to microscopic scales, the way they are produced grows ever more complicated.
Thinking about cord-cutting? I did it — here’s what I found out By Ty Burr, www.bostonglobe.com
Are you a cord-cutter? Over 1 million American households took the plunge in the third quarter of last year. In the fourth quarter, the total number of pay-TV households dropped 4.1 percent. Experts say the cable TV companies are bracing for a grim 2019.
Moto G7 joins Google Fi's phone lineup By Christine Fisher, www.engadget.com
Today, Google added Motorola's Moto G7 to its fleet of Google Fi-compatible phones. The Moto G7 debuted last month just ahead of MWC, and it stuck to Motorola's trend of bringing mid-range phones to everyone. Now that Google is offering it when people sign up for its Fi wireless service, the Moto G7 is the newest low-cost Fi phone.
Getting Help from Google? Is it even possible? By Dottotech youtube VIDEO
7 fresh Chromebook features to keep an eye on By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
Android OS upgrades may be a steaming, hot mess — thanks mostly to the way the platform relies on unmotivated device-makers to do the legwork — but over on the Chrome OS side of things, by golly, it's a whole other story.
6 useful features in Google Maps you may not know By Josh Noriega, www.androidguys.com
I don’t have to sit here and stress the importance of Google Maps. Being that the mobile app has a billion+ users, chances are that you’ve already used it extensively and know how valuable it can be for everyday life. That said, such a long-standing and crucial app from Google has naturally gone through a multitude of development over the years.
Android Pie: 30 advanced tips and tricks By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
Mmm…who doesn't love a nice hearty helping of pie?
Whether we're talking apple, blueberry, or the Android 9 variety, there's plenty of reason to get excited about pie (or Pie, as the case may be). And while I can't provide much in the way of advice regarding the edible sort, I can give you plenty of useful tips about Google's Android 9 Pie software.
18 Terminal Commands All Chromebook Users Should Know By Dan Price, www.makeuseof.com
Did you know that Chromebooks have a built-in terminal? Called Chrome OS Developer Shell—or Crosh for short—it lets you access a command line interface which you can use to debug your machine, run tests, or just poke around for fun.
Tablo Quad Review! [CordCutters.com] By Moderndad, www.youtube.com – about $200
Tablo's over-the-air DVR boxes have long been the easiest way to record OTA TV. And the new Tablo Quad is just about perfect. It's got FOUR tuners. And instead of an external hard drive, it takes in internal SATA drive.
Tablo Dual Lite DVR review: The all-around champ is cheaper than ever By Jared Newman TechHive
This is the best over-the-air DVR for folks who aren't tech-savvy. Price $139
If you're trying to record and watch free broadcast TV channels on all your streaming devices, you have two paths to choose from: Power-users might want to cobble together their own solution using disparate tuners, recording devices, and media server software. But for almost everyone else, there's Tablo.
Your Authentication Options Explained | 2FA, MFA, and more By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com
Cybercriminals are skilled lock pickers. They know the best opportunities to break through security barriers. Their motivation is simple: transform digital data into hard cash.
Password Manager Showdown: LastPass vs. 1Password By Zapier, zapier.com
Until a better security standard is accepted by everyone, we're stuck using usernames and passwords.
Google Fi vs T-Mobile: Which is right for you? By Contact, www.androidauthority.com
Google Fi — which started out as Project Fi — is an online-only wireless carrier. The big selling point of Google Fi is that you only pay for the data you use, and that the data amount can fluctuate from month-to-month. Like other services from Google, it offers a different approach to an established paradigm — in this case, wireless service.
Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around by MICHAEL CRIDER reviewgeek.com
Google Drive, compared to the attention services like Dropbox and iCloud get, seems to just sit out in the wings hardly looked at. But, much to my surprise, it’s a fantastic service with flexible backup options.
Google Basics Part 6 – Google Chrome By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Chrome is the glue that holds the whole Google Eco-System together.
Google Basics Part 5: Google Photos – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Photos has become the go-to photo storage and sharing app for many of us, for good reason!
Google Drive – Google Basics Part 4 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Drive, serves not one but 2 masters: Online storage and file sharing Productivity and collaboration applications
Google Basic Part 3: Google Calendar – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Calendar is one of the most valuable members of Google's ecosystem. It can form the centre of your productivity system!
How to Use Gmail – Google Basics Part 2 By Dottotech, www.youtube.com Video
Discover how you can use Gmail like a pro. I'll show you everything you need to do to set up your Gmail account and then share the most important Gmail features.
Google Account – Google Basics – Part 1 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Let's go over the Google Basics! In this video, you'll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem.
- G-Suite Pricing Plan https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html
- Create a Gmail Account https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2
- Google News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wf-U…
- 5 Must Know Google Drive Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inl4n…
- Google Calendar Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5cWR…
- Google Photos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXe68…
- Google Keep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG21_…
- Google 2 Factor Authentication https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLUz7…
- Google Privacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA9Z0…
Google Fi: What is Google Project Fi by Explainosphere VIDEO
Google Fi is a telecommunications service developed by Google, well that was obvious. So Google
How to Edit a PDF in Google Drive By Zapier, zapier.com
We've outlined the best PDF editor apps— and Google Drive isn't one of them. For filling in forms and editing layout, you might want to download your PDF from Drive and use one of those apps. But Google Drive can work in a pinch.
Chromebook Touchpad Gestures: How to Navigate Chrome OS Like a Pro By Phillip Tracy, www.laptopmag.com
Chrome OS earns praise for being an easy-to-use operating system but there's still a learning curve for new users, especially those who are coming from Windows 10 or macOS. To navigate Google's operating system efficiently, you'll first want to master your Chromebook's touchpad gestures.
How to use Google Maps offline on Android By Justin Duino, 9to5google.com
Whether you’re going on vacation overseas or just want to be able to navigate around town without draining your data plan, you can download different areas within Google Maps to use while offline. Here’s how.
Google Maps is one of the most popular and reliable mapping/navigation services, but it’s not without its faults. One of the main complaints is that it works best with a solid data connection, something we don’t always have outside the city. Thankfully, it’s possible to take Google Maps offline, but this great feature is rendered useless without some proactive procedures.
What Does “Fulfilled by Amazon” Mean? By Harry Guinness, www.howtogeek.com
When you’re shopping on Amazon, you might have seen the words “Fulfilled by Amazon” next to some of the things you buy. You hopefully won’t notice anything different about the purchase experience, but you could run into problems.
Android Pie 9.0: 3 settings to change right away By Jason Cipriani, www.cnet.com
Google's Android Pie 9.0 operating system has slowly made its way to more devices than the Pixel ($350 at Amazon) line since its release. With an improved Do Not Disturb feature, gesture navigation and smart recommendations, Android Pie has a lot to like.
5 obscure Android features you need to start using By Ryan Whitwam, www.pcworld.com
If you’ve been using Android for more than a few generations, it can be easy to forget just how far we’ve come. Google has added a ton of useful features to Android, and some of the best don’t get as much attention as they deserve. But we can fix that. Here are the five most underappreciated features hiding in the latest versions of Android.
Canceling Sling TV? These are some great alternatives By Phil Nickinson, www.cordcutters.com
Sling TV remains (for now, anyway) the most popular streaming TV service, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 million subscribers, at last count. But the thing about streaming services is that it's super easy to cancel and try a new one. But you'll need a replacement streaming service, right? If you're getting rid of Sling — and here's how to do that, by the way — you'll want to try something else.
We’ve been streaming content from the internet for a long time, and it’s gotten to the point that the internet is synonymous with services like Netflix and Youtube. But what exactly is streaming, and how does it work?
What the tech: Best streaming services for 'cord-cutters' by https://www.wkrn.com
There are two types of TV viewers these days: the ones who've cut the cord for satellite and cable and the ones who are thinking about it.
A UBS survey shows an estimated 20-percent of Americans will ditch cable or satellite to save money this year.