How to Move Microsoft Authenticator to a New Phone – By Rob Woodgate howtogeek.com
Using an authenticator app for two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than SMS messages, but what if you switch phones? Here’s how to move your 2FA accounts if you use Microsoft Authenticator.
Twilio Authy gets facelift and new name but is still the authenticator app everybody loves – By Nabeel Saeed twilio.com
In the five years since acquiring Authy, Twilio has increased its focus on ensuring trust and empowering secure communications between customers and their end users. Meanwhile, Authy continues its mission of providing those end users a secure means of authenticating their identities and actions. Back then, we chose to keep the brands separate, but over the years, as Twilio and Authy converged in their missions, customers and users expressed confusion around the relationship between the two. So, earlier this year we announced that we’re finally going to merge the two brands, renaming the app to Twilio Authy.
What’s in a name?
How to Scan a Document to your Phone By Kevin Stratvert youtube.com VIDEO
In this step-by-step tutorial learn how to scan documents using your iPhone or Android phone and get the absolute best quality scan. In this video, I use the free Microsoft Office app made to scan the documents. Save as a Word document, PDF, or an image.
Google Photos vs Amazon Photos – Which free photo app is the best? – By dottotech youtube.com
Is Google Photos better than Amazon Photos? Which is better for the average person, photographers, video makers?
Every Pixel owner needs to set up the Personal Safety app — it could save your life – By Andrew Martonik androidcentral.com
Google's Personal Safety app didn't make any headlines when it was launched. But with its recent expansion to all Pixel phones, and the latest focus on personal health and safety in our society, it's worth reminding every Pixel owner that they should get familiar with this app.
Best contactless credit cards: Tap to pay – thepointsguy.com Madison Blancaflor
Contactless credit cards are cards that don’t require you to insert your card chip when you make a purchase. These cards use EMV chip technology (chip security developed for Europay, Mastercard and Visa but now used by many cards) with NFC (near-field communication) for proximity payments. Cards with contactless capabilities can be used like a standard chip credit card or for “tap-and-go” payments similar to Apple Pay and Google Pay purchases.
Apple Pay is easy and works with the Apple devices you use every day.
Google Pay is a fast, simple way to pay contactless.
When you pay with your Android phone or Apple iPhone, Google Pay uses an encrypted number instead of your actual card number so your details stay secure. With contactless payments, you can check out faster with the device that's already in your hand.
What Is Apple’s iCloud and What Does It Back Up? – By Khamosh Pathak howtogeek.com
iCloud is Apple’s umbrella term for every cloud-syncing feature. Basically, anything that is backed up or synced with Apple’s servers is considered a part of iCloud. Wondering what exactly that is? Let’s break it down.
The Best Mobile Scanning Apps to Digitize Notes and More – By Suzanne Humphries reviewgeek.com
Having a digital scanning app on your phone makes it easy to get an instant copy of a receipt, drawing, or important file, and with these handy apps you can forget ever using a bulky copy machine again.
How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks – By Matthew Hughes howtogeek.com
You think you’re making all the right moves. You’re smart with your security. You have two-factor authentication enabled on all your accounts. But hackers have a way to bypass that: SIM swaping.
How to Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam – By lifehacker.com
When ZDNet’s Matthew Miller got hit with a SIM swap attack, he described it as a “horror story” that caused him to lose “decades of data.” And he’s not being hyperbolic; more than a week later, he’s still dealing with the aftereffects, and there’s no guarantee from some of the major tech players—including Twitter and Google—that he’ll ever be able to regain access to that which his attackers messed up.
You’d have to be really, really bored to devote some time to scrolling through all the settings on your phone or laptop—so the devices you rely on every day may well offer a selection of options and features that you’re completely unaware of. Here’s a rundown of 31 of the best lesser-known settings that you might find useful.
Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone SE (2020)? – By Khamosh Pathak howtogeek.com\
After four long years, Apple has finally released the second-generation iPhone SE. At just $399, it has the iPhone 11’s internals in an iPhone 8’s body, and features the iPhone XR’s camera. Yeah, it’s pretty great—but is it for you?
iPhone SE: Apple announces cheaper $399 iPhone with smaller screen – By Daniel Van BoomPatrick Holland cnet.com
Apple's entry-level iPhone has been one of the worst-kept secrets in tech, with rumors swirling for months about an iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9. It turns out, both names were wrong. On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a new iPhone SE with a 4.7-inch display as a follow-up to the original iPhone SE, released four years ago. The new iPhone SE is essentially an iPhone 11 stuffed into the revamped body of an iPhone 8. Like the original SE, the new phone will start at $399 — $50 cheaper than the discontinued iPhone 8, which, until this week, was the least expensive iPhone you could buy new.
Stellar Astronomy Apps for Backyard Stargazing – By Suzanne Humphries reviewgeek.com
There’s something both primal and humbling about looking up at the night sky and seeing the same constellations our ancestors saw, except now we have the luxury of exploring the final frontier right from our smartphones—no rockets or telescopes required.
What We’re Listening To: Our Favorite Podcasts Right Now – By Review Geek Team reviewgeek.com
The word on the street is that podcast listening is down because fewer people are commuting daily. But just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t kick back with a podcast—and if you’re looking for something new to get down with, boy do we have some picks for you.
Password Managers: What They Are, and Why You Need One – By Patricia Rey Mallén
E-mail account, social media profiles, online banking, random travel, gaming apps. Do you feel like you’re creating a new account every single day? Yeah, me too.
All of these new accounts come with a big problem, though. How the hell do you keep track of them?