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How to Find the Login Page on Public Wifi – By lifehacker.com
Depending on where you live, there are tons of places that offer free wifi connections so you can work or study remotely, or avoid cutting into your data limits on your smartphone. However, some public networks are pretty annoying about the connection process, with all sorts of interstitial login pages getting between you and that sweet wireless networking.
Chromebooks 101: How to take screenshots on your Chromebook – By Barbara Krasnoff theverge.com
Screenshots can be useful for a variety of reasons. For example, you can send copies of error messages to support services, show a friend what your game screen looks like, or save a tweet that you suspect is going to be deleted in a few minutes. Today’s laptops all include ways to take screenshots, and that includes Chromebooks.
RIP Windows 7: Could a Chromebook replace your now-outdated laptop? – By Ben Schoon 9to5google.com
It’s official. This week, support ends for Windows 7 as Microsoft pushes users to upgrade to Windows 10. While a Windows 7 laptop isn’t just going to die, a lack of future updates leaves it open to attacks. So, is a Chromebook a viable replacement for your Windows 7 machine? Let’s discuss.
10 best practices for creating and securing stronger passwords – By Kenny Kline godaddy.com
There’s never been a better time to beef up your security with stronger passwords. A Consumer Reports survey found that more than 50 percent of U.S. adults have six or more password-protected accounts online. Other research suggests that by 2020, there will be 100 billion online passwords in use all around the globe. Each one of these accounts is a potential target for hackers — and needs stronger passwords.
How to Use a Password Manager to Keep Your Passwords Safe By GoDaddy youtube VIDEO
There are a number of recommended best practices for passwords. Make your passwords lengthy. Use complex strings of numbers, symbols, and characters that are not in the dictionary, increasing the effort required to break your passwords. Use a different password for every online account, to prevent a breach at one site from cascading across all your accounts.
How Does 3D Printing Work? – By Anthony Heddings howtogeek.com
Picture a robot-controlled hot glue gun that uses plastic instead of glue, and you have the basics of a 3D printer. Strands of plastic are fed into a print head, which is heated up to melt the material. The print head moves around very precisely in three dimensions and drops lines of plastic onto the print bed—the table on which it prints. The printer does this over and over, building up layers of plastic until it forms a 3D part.
What’s the Difference Between 5G and 5GHz Wi-Fi? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
5G and 5 GHz Wi-Fi are both used for wireless connectivity, but they don’t have anything else in common. Anyone referring to “5G Wi-Fi” actually means 5 GHz Wi-Fi, which is different from the 5G cellular standard.
The Best Authenticator Apps for Protecting Your Accounts – By gizmodo.com
If you switch on two-factor authentication (2FA) on your accounts—and you really should—then you need something else besides a username and a password when you log in on a new device. That’s where a good authenticator app comes in.
Watch Your Wallet — Avoid These 3 Money Scams – By Step Guide fool.com
There are few feelings worse than realizing you've been had — especially if you've been taken to the cleaners in the process. It happens to many people, though, because there are gobs of financial scams out there, and plenty of scammers looking for people to take advantage of.
I dreaded switching checking accounts for years, but when I finally sat down to do it I was finished in 3 minutes byTanza Loudenback businessinsider.com
There's a concept in behavioral finance called status quo bias and I'm guilty of it.
It means that when it comes to my money, I'm often content with things the way they are — the decision with the least amount of work or change required is often my preference. As long as nothing is going horribly wrong, I'm fine.
Memory card symbols explained – how to understand the info on your new card – By Matt Golowczynski digitalcameraworld.com
Many of us have unwrapped our presents on Christmas morning and torn the paper off a shiny new memory card – but just as many will be wondering, just what do all those symbols mean?
I've been a personal-finance nerd for years, and I always give my friends and family the same piece of money advice when they ask for help – by Jacqui Kenyon businessinsider.com