How to Use a Security Key to Protect Sensitive Online Accounts – By Kirk McElhearn intego.com
Protecting your online accounts has become more important, as so much of our lives takes place on websites, via email, and through messaging. If someone gets access to some of your accounts – especially your email account – they can get access to others, and potentially usurp your identity.
How to Protect Your Online Accounts With a Physical Security Key – By Lance Whitney pcmag.com
A password isn’t enough to fully protect your accounts and logins anymore. Websites and apps offer two-factor authentication and biometric login features, but another way to secure your accounts is through a physical security key.
You’re using your Android and Mac’s fingerprint reader all wrong – By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes zdnet.com
Fingerprint readers are great. When they work.
One thing I’ve noticed since switching to an iPhone with Face ID instead of Touch ID is how much faster and more accurate using my face is than using my fingers.
Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com
As flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Google, and OnePlus get more and more expensive, you might feel forced to keep up with the increased prices. But times have changed, and most phones under $500 offer the performance, battery life, and camera quality that used to be reserved for high-end handsets. In other words, you don’t need an expensive phone anymore.
How Does “Night Mode” Work on Smartphone Cameras? – By Vann Vicente howtogeek.com
From Apple’s iPhone to high-end Android phones from manufacturers like Samsung, every flagship phone has a camera with a night mode now. Here’s how these phones manage to take such detailed shots, even in poor lighting conditions.
The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook – By Matthew Sholtz androidpolice.com
The year is almost over, and it was one for the record books, that’s for sure. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many of us, we’ve also seen some fantastic apps released this year.
Other Noteworthy Chromebook Apps: – By Kyle Bradshaw 9to5google.com
Did you recently get your first Chromebook, whether for the holidays or as a self-gift to improve your work-from-home setup? Here are some of the best apps to use on your new Chromebook across the web, Android, and Linux.
How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password? – By lifehacker.com
People forget things. It happens. While I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten the password or PIN for my phone, I totally get how it’s possible. Maybe you set the phone up and placed it down to process any and all updates it has to go through, or charge up to full capacity, and came back to a locked screen and a vague memory of the super-secure PIN you used to protect it.
10 Hidden Gestures for Google Chrome on iPhone – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Google Chrome is a great alternative to Safari on iPhone. You can even set Chrome as your iPhone’s default web browser. Chrome is packed with hidden tricks, so here are the touch gestures you need to know.
Wipe and reset your iPhone to factory settings before selling or recycling it – By Jason Cipriani cnet.com
There are a lot of reasons to say goodbye to your old phone. Whether you’re upgrading to the latest shiny new iPhone, trading it in to save some cash, selling it to a random stranger, or repurposing it. Part of saying bye, however, has to include clearing it of all your personal information.
How to Factory Reset an Android Phone or Tablet – by Support.com
A factory reset is a process that erases the data on a tablet or smartphone and restores it to mostly the same condition as when it was first purchased.
Gboard gets ‘enhanced voice typing’ w/ new Google Assistant – By Abner Li 9to5google.com
After we first spotted in August, Gboard is now rolling out an “enhanced voice typing” experience that features the new Google Assistant found on the latest Pixel phones.
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.
Learn how to setup Chrome Remote Desktop to remotely access your computer from anywhere using your Google Account and a browser. It’s currently free with a Google account. Works with Windows, Mac, Linux & Chrome and you can access from any device with a browser or your phone or tablet using the app.
20 Chrome Browser Settings You Should Change! 2020 – By TechGumbo youtube.com
These are the 20 Google Chrome settings you should change… The Google Chrome browser with a 65% market share is the most popular internet browser. While it’s user friendly, there are tweaks you can do to make it work better for you.
Have you made the technological leap to a digital wallet yet? And if you have, are you getting the most out of it?
5 Simple Photo Editing Tips to Make Your Photos Pop – By Tim Brookes howtogeek.com
The difference between a good photo and a great one might be the few minutes you spend editing it before you share it. These techniques can quickly boost the quality of your photos.
Why Everyone Should Learn Photography by Harry Guinness lifesavvy.com
You carry an incredible camera with you all the time: your smartphone. The quality of the photos that even a mid-range smartphone takes is insane. And, since you’ve got such a powerful tool, why not learn to use it well?
What’s the Difference Between Digital and Optical Zoom? – By Harry Guinness howtogeek.com
Zoom, like a lot of camera specs, is a bit more complicated than advertising campaigns would have you believe. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung are now boasting 10x, 50x, or even 100x zoom. But is this even possible? Let’s look at the differences between optical and digital zoom.
Where Is the Control Panel on a Mac? – By Benj Edwards howtogeek.com
If you’re new to Mac and want to change some system settings, you might be wondering where to find the Mac equivalent of the Control Panel. It’s called System Preferences, and here’s what it does and how to use it.