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Before You Buy a Flagship Phone, Here’s What You Can Get for Half the Price

Before You Buy a Flagship Phone, Here’s What You Can Get for Half the Price -By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com

Nobody wants to spend their money on a crappy phone. But to be honest, brand new $1,000 flagship devices are overkill for many people. Phones that cost between $200 and $600 often sport the premium features that actually matter, like fast charging, high-quality displays, long battery life, and powerful cameras.

How Does Grammarly Work?

How Does Grammarly Work? | Grammarly Spotlight – By Grammarly Grammarly.com

Did you know Grammarly has a product for just about every kind of writing you do? We have an online editor for drafting long documents, plus desktop apps and a Microsoft Office add-in if you prefer not to write in your browser. The Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android keeps you looking polished even when you’re writing from your phone. And of course, there’s the Grammarly browser extension, which checks your writing on all your favorite websites.

How strong is your password, really? 9 rules to make, remember and manage your logins

How strong is your password, really? 9 rules to make, remember and manage your logins – By Sharon ProfisClifford Colby cnet.com

Strong passwords are of course key to your security. The challenge is to create strong passwords you can actually remember, without stumbling into the bad habits that can harm you — like reusing the same password for multiple accounts. But how many passwords can you actually remember? You could easily have 85 passwords for all your accounts, from banking to streaming to social media, according to LogMeIn, which makes the LastPass password manager.

Google Now Lets You Use Your iPhone as a Security Key

Google Now Lets You Use Your iPhone as a Security Key – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com

Enabling two-step authentication is one of the more essential steps you can take to secure your accounts. And the best way to do that is to skip SMS and go straight to a physical security key. The only problem is remembering to bring the key with you. That’s getting easier every day with Google accounts; your iPhone can now serve as that physical key.


Have an iPhone? Use it to protect your Google Account with the Advanced Protection Program – By security.googleblog.com

Security keys use public-key cryptography to verify your identity and URL of the login page, so that an attacker can’t access your account even if they have your username or password. Unlike other two-factor authentication (2FA) methods that try to verify your sign-in, security keys are built with FIDO standards that provide the strongest protection against automated bots, bulk phishing attacks, and targeted phishing attacks. You can learn more about security keys from our Cloud Next ‘19 presentation.

Edit photos on your smartphone using Google Photos

How to edit photos on your smartphone using Google Photos – By Gadgets Now Bureau gadgetsnow.com

Many people out there run through a couple of images before finally sharing the selected one/s on Instagram, Facebook or other social media platforms. At times, one can’t find any worthy photos and may be compelled to edit before putting them on social platforms. Although, there are many third-party apps — both paid and free — using which one can edit his/her photos. But if you don’t want to install any such app, then Google Photos app has built-in feature to edit photos. Using this feature, one can add filters, crop photos and more. As the Google Photos app is available for both Android and iOS running devices, this tool can be used by both mobile platform users.

Best password managers for 2020

The best password managers for 2020 and how to use them – By Clifford Colby cnet.com

No more struggling to come up with clever, cryptic passwords that you have a hard time remembering. With a secure and easy-to-use password manager, you can manage your login credentials across all your devices, keeping your passwords secure, automatically filling in forms, and syncing your data across MacOS, Windows, Android phones, iPads, iPhones and more.

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It) – By Mihir Patkar makeuseof.com

You probably know that your smartphone’s operating system needs to be regularly updated to protect against security vulnerabilities. But your SIM card can be a source of security vulnerabilities too. Here we’ll show you some ways hackers can use SIM cards to gain access to devices, and advice on how you can keep your SIM card safe.

Decrease the data usage on your phone

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.

How to Tell Which iPhone You Have

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.

Best Account Security Methods

Here Are the Best Account Security Methods, According to Google – By David Murphy, Email, Twitter, Posts, lifehacker.com

Everywhere you turn, someone is handing out advice about account security and privacy. And while it never hurts to be reminded about all the ways you can protect your critical data, have you topped to wonder whether any of the various security measures you’re taking are actually effective?


WebAuthn Web Authentication with YubiKey 5  – By Todd A. Jacobs, www.linuxjournal.com

A look at the recently released YubiKey 5 hardware authenticator series and how web authentication with the new WebAuthn API leverages devices like the YubiKey for painless website registration and strong user authentication.


Google data shows 2-factor authentication blocks 100% of automated bot hacks – By Napier Lopez, thenextweb.com

Two-factor authentication is annoying. Getting flustered because you have to find your phone and tap on a prompt every time you log into your accounts from a new device is peak first-world problems. But if you ever had any doubt whether it really made you that much safer, Google has the data to dispel that uncertainty.

 

How to use Windows 10’s Your Phone experience

How to use Windows 10's Your Phone experience – By Mark Hachman, www.pcworld.com

Microsoft’s Your Phone app bridges the gap between your Windows 10 PC and a smartphone, allowing quick interactions with images shot with your phone’s camera and the ability to send and receive texts right from your PC. Having tried, and abandoned, using the phone as your PC with Continuum, Microsoft apparently settled upon an assistant role via the Your Phone app. Eventually, Microsoft hopes that Your Phone will evolve into something even bigger, so it’s worth checking out.