How To Use A Password Manager – By Tyler Leeubergizmo.com
Using the same password for all your online accounts is probably the worst idea ever. This is because in the event your password is leaked, hackers will be able to access all your online accounts and services.
Best password managers: Reviews of the top products – By Michael Ansaldopcworld.com
We are terrible at passwords. We suck at creating them (the top two most popular remain “123456” and “password”), we share them way too freely, and we forget them all the time. Indeed, the very thing that can ensure our online security has become our biggest obstacle to it. This is what makes a good password manager essential.
2fa explained: How to enable it and how it works – By JR Raphaelcsoonline.com
Two-factor authentication (2fa) is a method of establishing access to an online account or computer system that requires the user to provide two different types of information.
Google Chrome 77 Debuts with a Really Useful New Feature – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com
The Chrome 77 update packs the usual changes, brings a batch of bug fixes, and provides a pertinent pinch of security patches — but there’s a killer new feature too.
How to Enable a Play/Pause Button on Chrome’s Toolbar – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Which tab is playing sound? With Chrome’s new Play/Pause button, you don’t have to hunt it down. You can control playback from any browser tab using a convenient button on Chrome’s toolbar.
Photography Cheat Sheet: Canon’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Tips – By thephoblographer.com
Want to get better at capturing majestic landscapes? Canon has you covered with their ultimate landscape photography cheat sheet!
10 Forced Perspective Photos You Have to Try For Yourself – By posterjack.ca
Here is a look at 10 photos that use the forced perspective technique. This type of trick photography doesn’t use photo editing software but rather, with some creative positioning of subjects and the camera, it creates an optical illusion that makes objects appear to be more distant, closer, smaller, or larger than they really are.
Smartphone astrophotography: use your phone to capture the night sky by skyatnightmagazine.com
Not all astrophotography requires an expensive camera. As Pete Lawrence explains, the smartphone you carry every day can be used to capture a range of night-sky objects
Astrophotography with just a phone camera may sound a bit far-fetched, but there are certain subjects that can be captured in this manner. We’ve got suggestions for some brighter subjects to start you off, with a gentle push towards more challenging targets.
Almost All Web Encryption Works Like This (SP Networks) – Computerphile – By Computerphileyoutube.com Video
Substitution-permutation networks are the basis for almost all modern symmetric cryptography. Dr Mike Pound explains.
What is the BEST Cellular Carrier for RVers & Cruisers? Verizon? AT&T? T-Mobile? Sprint? – By Mobile Internet Resource Centeryoutube.com Video
The Four Major US Carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – Which is Best for RVers & Cruisers? – By rvmobileinternet.com
Q: Which is best for RVers, cruisers and frequent travelers?
A: The one that works best at your current location…
How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender – By Elsie Biagemaketecheasier.com
Windows Defender, the built-in real-time antivirus in Windows 10, has a critical security feature that’s disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. Strangely though, the feature was added in a Windows 10 version 1709 update in October 2017, which comes as a surprise for many users who may not have known about it until now.
What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email? – By Rob Woodgatehowtogeek.com
If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.
THE 2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map – By smokymountains.com
The beauty of nature is sometimes found in the profound ‘intelligence’ it exudes. Perennials, which includes trees, must protect themselves in order to get through the harsh, freezing temperatures of winter. If trees did not shed their leaves, their soft vegetation would certainly freeze during winter time, damaging and, no doubt, killing the tree.
Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a Medicare beneficiary's treating physician.
What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? – By Cameron Summersonhowtogeek.com
Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.
Use Smart Lock to Automatically Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone – By Emailhowtogeek.com
The “Smart Lock” feature on Chrome OS allows you to pair your Chromebook with your Android phone, automatically unlocking it when the phone is nearby and unlocked.
Why Do You Have to Log In to Your Home PC, Anyway? – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Every time you turn on your computer, you have to choose a user account and sign in. That’s true on Windows, macOS, Linux, and even Chrome OS. Here’s why this is necessary for PCs but not iPhones, iPads, and Android.
Spam In your Calendar? Here’s What to Do. – By krebsonsecurity.com
Many spam trends are cyclical: Spammers tend to switch tactics when one method of hijacking your time and attention stops working. But periodically they circle back to old tricks, and few spam trends are as perennial as calendar spam, in which invitations to click on dodgy links show up unbidden in your digital calendar application from Apple, Google and Microsoft. Here’s a brief primer on what you can do about it.
Google Has a Fix to Stop Google Calendar Spam – By Kris Woukmakeuseof.com
Google is working on a fix to stop Google Calendar spam. Which is hitting more and more people every week. And while Google’s permanent fix isn’t ready yet, there is a way to stop Google Calendar spam right now by tweaking a few settings.
Google says it’s working to remove annoying spam from Calendar – By Manuel Vonauandroidpolice.com
In June, we discovered that spammers and scammers found a new way to distribute their unwarranted information via Google Calendar by exploiting a default setting in Gmail which automatically invites email recipients to events. Now, Google is finally ready to step in. The company today announced that it's working on resolving the issue, but isn't ready to share any details just yet.
Grammarly Makes you a Better Writer, Student or Professional – By dottotechyoutube.com
MVNOs—The Cheapest Cellphone Plans You've Never Heard Of – By Cheryl Lockvaluepenguin.com
Can you imagine leaving the house without your cellphone? Neither can the 95% of Americans who now own a handheld device and will happily spend an average of 3.5 hours a day staring into one—even when they go to the bathroom. But with how much screen time we log in, cheap cellphone plans can be hard to come by. In fact, annual spending for cellular phone services increased by 58.4% per consumer from 2007 to 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they've since continued to rise every year.
Is a Pay-as-you-go Plan Right for You? – By Adam Fendelmanlifewire.com
While contract-based cell phone plans are the norm in the United States, plans that allow you to "pay as you go" and prepaid service plans have been popular throughout Europe. These types of plans have grown in popularity in the U.S., however.
5 clever Gmail tricks to minimize regret, frustration and spam – By Dale Smithcnet.com
Most people treat Gmail like a reliable old clunker that needs little if any regular maintenance. But what if you could tweak a few settings to supercharge your Gmail experience and turn your daily driver into the roadster of your dreams?
Google Photos can now search for text in your pictures — here's how -By Katie Connercnet.com
Scrolling through 2,567 photos to find the precise picture you want can be a nightmare. Now, a new feature in Google Photos will let you search for pictures that have text in them so you can quickly find what you're looking for. You can even copy and paste the text when you find it.
Google Photos Can Now OCR the Visible Words in Your Shots – By Michael B. Stuartfstoppers.com
In a recent update, Google Photos added the ability to recognize the words in your photos by harnessing the power of Google Lens.
Experts share their (mostly) hassle-free security tips – By Roberto Baldwinengadget.com
It seems like every day another big corporation discloses a breach. Equifax, Capital One, Marriot, and a whole host of other companies have leaked the personal data of millions of their customers. That pilfered information could be used to steal identities or hack into other accounts. This sobering reality is a reminder that more than ever, we should secure our accounts and take control of our data. You probably can't stop hackers from breaking into a hotel chain, but you can put up roadblocks to stop them from infiltrating your life.
What are Cell Phone Plans? by lifewire.com/
Understand how cell phone plans work to choose the best plan for you
A cell phone plan is a paid agreement with a mobile carrier allowing your cell phone to use their network for phone calls, text messages, and mobile data (internet access).
The 9 Best Cheap Cell Phone Plans of 2019 by lifewire.com/
Don't pay more than you need to for your wireless phone bill
Microsoft Says Password Strength Doesn't Matter: Here's Why It Does – By Paul Wagenseiltomsguide.com
Some password managers are not as effective as others.
Your password strength doesn't matter, says a Microsoft security expert. Not the length, not the complexity, not how many special characters it uses. Hackers can get it anyway, and the only thing that truly makes a difference, he says, is whether you have two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on.
Quick Tip: There's an Easy Way to Capitalize Words After You Type Them – By android.gadgethacks.com
So you're typing a fairly long sentence to a friend in WhatsApp and you realize five words down you forgot to capitalize their name, what do you do? The lazy way is to delete your way back to the last word. The slightly better approach is to delete the one letter and retype it. But neither of these is the best way.
How to decrease the data usage on your phone? – By View Postpandasecurity.com
If you are one of the lucky ones who recently switched to a new smartphone, you might have noticed that your cell data usage has increased without any significant changes in your habits. The truth is that the more advanced cellphones get, the more data they require to operate. Newer devices come with improved cameras that capture fantastic quality content that not only take more space on your device but also drains your data when you upload it to social media. The bigger screens and higher resolutions often used in new smartphone models also negatively impact the data usage.
5 Google Drive Tips You Might Have Overlooked or Forgotten – By freetech4teachers.com
Google Drive is the core of many aspects of G Suite for Education. There are lots of little features of Google Drive that are often overlooked or simply forgotten about. Many of those little features can improve your Google Drive experience. So as we head into the new school year, take a look at these five Google Drive settings that you might have overlooked or just forgotten about.
How to Stop Spammers From Attacking Your Google Calendar – By Justin Duinohowtogeek.com
Spammers have found a way to add unwanted phishing and scam events to people’s Google Calendars without their permission. Here’s how to stop spammers from adding things to your calendar without your permission.
5 More Roku Pro Tips to Help Make Cord Cutting Even Better – By Luke Boumacordcuttersnews.com
Last year, we posted 5 Roku tips to help make cord cutting even better. Today, we want to break down 5 more Roku tips to help you get the most from your Roku player. So, here are 5 more Roku tips to help you get more out of your Roku.
The New Microsoft Edge Is Now “Ready for Everyday Use” – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
You can now download the first Beta version of the new Chromium-based Edge browser. Microsoft is still working on it, but says it’s “ready for everyday use.” It’s available for Windows 10, 8, 7, and macOS.
Why You Need the 'Google Go' App on Your Older Android Device – By Brendan Hesselifehacker.com
Despite being associated with some of the biggest technologies and most popular devices currently available, Google also develops products and services for places with limited infrastructure and resources. One of these products, the streamlined search app “Google Go,” is now available worldwide for all Android users to try.
14 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Drive could do – By JR Raphaelfastcompany.com
If you’re thinking of Google Drive as a mere place to plop your files, you’re missing out on some pretty powerful possibilities.
Beneath its fluffy cloud exterior, Drive holds all sorts of useful tools for collecting information, working with data, organizing your virtual goods, and sharing stuff externally. In some cases, the options are built directly into Drive; in others, they require a little help from a connecting app or service.
Pixel 3A vs. Moto G7: What's the best budget phone? – By Lynn Lacnet.com
Google's Pixel 3A and Motorola's Moto G7 prove you don't have to spend a fortune, say like $1,000, on a flagship device to get a premium experience. Both offer a lot of the same great camera, battery and design features as their high-end rivals.
How to Get Help in Windows 10 – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Windows 10 has a built-in Get Help app that will offer solutions to problems and even connect you to a human support person. That’s just one of Windows 10’s convenient built-in support options.
5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient, fast, and fun – By Doug Aamothfastcompany.com
For many of us, Google Maps is an indispensable tool—but not one whose advanced features we spend that much time exploring. While it’s a solid choice for simply getting from point A to point B without much fuss, here are some helpful features and functionality that let you do a lot more than simply arrive safely.
How to Use Chrome’s Hidden “Send Tab to Self” Feature – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
A new “Send Tab to Self” feature in Google Chrome lets you quickly send tabs between all your Chrome devices. This feature, available via a hidden flag in Google Chrome, is available in the stable version of Chrome today.
How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it – By Ashwinghacks.net
Windows Defender has been gaining a foothold steadily for the past few years. But there is one flaw in the antivirus that ships with Windows 10.
How to Import an Old Email Account Into Gmail – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
If you recently switched to Gmail, but want to import all your old emails into your account, Google makes it a breeze. Automatically transfer messages and contacts from one email address to the other within minutes.
Am I Using Too Much Laundry Detergent? – By Mary Marlowe Leverettethespruce.com
To answer the question, "Am I using too much laundry detergent?" take a look at your freshly washed laundry:
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Bill Nye Pimps Chromebooks in Brand New Video Ad – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com
Bill Nye, aka the science guy, is back educating the masses in his own imitable style, but this time the topic he’s tackling is Chromebooks!
A three-minute ad added to the Chromebook YouTube channel this week sees Nye dish out some salient computing tips, with the chief takeaway being: buy a Chromebook.
How to Download Android Apps On Chromebook – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
One of the best things to come to Chromebooks was the introduction of the Google Play Store to access the millions of Android apps on supported Chrome OS devices. Here’s how to install Android apps on your Chromebook.
How to Tell Which iPhone You Have – By Justin Duinohowtogeek.com
Most iPhones share a similar design, so it’s not always easy to tell which model you own. This information is essential when shopping for accessories like cases or asking Apple for technical support. Here’s how you can find which smartphone is in your pocket.
How to Organize Your Google Drive – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Over time, with some neglect and potential laziness, your Google Drive can accrue tons of files and become a mess to find anything. Here’s how to organize your Drive to find everything fast and make sure it stays in order.
How to Use the Equation Editor in Google Docs – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
The equation editor in Google Docs is the perfect feature for people who use mathematical equations inside their documents. Here’s how you can quickly add math equations with ease in any of your Google documents online.
Everybody Should 2FA – By Authy youtube.com Video
Learn more about two-factor authentication and download the Authy app for IOS, Android and Chrome.
How to do two-factor authentication like a pro – By Sandra Gutierrez G
You can hold the key to your online security. Like, literally.
If your level of anxiety over online security and privacy is on the healthy side, you probably already have two-factor authentication (2FA) set up for your main accounts. If you don't, you should seriously consider activating it to protect yourself from phishing, hacks, and anybody who may want to steal your data.
What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen – By Andrew Heinzmanhowtogeek.com
Millions of phones are stolen every year, and there’s a chance yours could be one of them. But it doesn’t have to be—you can make your phone theftproof! We’ll show you how, and what you should do if your phone is stolen.
The era of the $200 security camera is over. This $20 alternative is impressive – By Megan Wollertoncnet.com
When I started writing about the smart home in 2013, influential startup Dropcam, purchased by Google's Nest in 2014, set the industry prices for DIY security cameras.
How to See How Much RAM Is In Your PC (and Its Speed) — By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com2 min
Your computer’s RAM is the speedy short-term memory it uses for running applications and open files. The more RAM your computer has, the more you can do at once. Here’s how to check how much your system has.
How to Create a Website Contact Form With Google Forms — By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com3 min
Google Forms is a powerful tool used to create free surveys and quizzes online. However, that’s not all it does. With this guide, you can create a contact form which can be embedded directly into your website.
My Experience with a Charles Schwab Debit Card in Withdrawing Cash in Abroad — By Anya Kartashova10xtravel.com
International travel is often filled with the excitement of getting to know a new country, trying its food and learning about its traditions. However, it also comes with a plethora of headaches, such as how to communicate with locals without speaking their language, how to buy a SIM card to post all your Instagram photos and how to get cash without being ripped off.
How to Transfer Gmail Contacts from One Account to Another – By Neeraj Chandmaketecheasier.com
Thanks to Google mail now automatically backing up your personal information online, you no longer need to save each contact in your Gmail list one by one. Here are the steps to transfer your Gmail contacts from the old account to your new account.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms – By Brady Gavinhowtogeek.com
Are you just getting started with Google Forms? Never heard of it before? Either way, here are some tips to help you get going with Google’s powerful form tool and start building surveys and forms online for free.