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Your Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password … Wait, What? – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. It’s an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits.
What Is a Semiconductor, and Why Is There a Shortage? – By Vann Vicente How-To Geek
They’re everywhere on the tech news nowadays, but what exactly are “semiconductors,” and why is there a shortage of them in 2021? We explain this important material and how its supply can affect all kinds of electronics.
Is Your Ethernet Cable Faulty? Signs to Watch Out For – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
Cables are a necessary evil and a source of many computer and network-related problems. While you can’t ditch cables entirely, some cables may need to be replaced more often than others, including Ethernet cables used for networking.
Chrome OS 93 begins rollout – offers a better Android app experience, Tote previews, and more – By Michael Perrigo chromeunboxed.com
Chromebooks will now begin receiving an update to Chrome OS 93. there is a focus on polish and streamlining the user experience. From downloads to scanning and even user interface tweaks, this update really goes the distance to making Chromebook owners feel more confident in their choice of device. Let’s break down some of the things you can expect to run into after receiving it.
How to access router settings and change your Wi-Fi password – By Ry Crist CNET
It’s always been important to set a strong password for your home’s Wi-Fi network, and it’s a good habit to change that password on a semiregular basis, too. That said, a lot of us tend to set our routers up and then never think about them again. Perhaps you let your ISP set up your network when you first started service with them, or maybe you asked a tech-savvy friend set it up for you. Maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve messed with your router’s settings and you can’t remember where to start.
How to secure your home Wi-Fi network and router – By Alaina Yee PCWorld
Your home network’s security is only as good as the configuration of your router or gateway. Leave it open or vulnerable, and you might end up with freeloaders that hog your bandwidth, at best. At worst, a snoop might take the opportunity to examine your internal traffic, hoping to learn sensitive information about you that can be exploited.
Bitwarden review: how good & safe is it? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that stores all your credentials in an encrypted vault, protected by a master password. It offers easy to use apps for desktop and mobile, including web and command-line interfaces. You can use it cloud-hosted on their Microsoft Azure servers or stored within your network.
What Is Cryptocurrency? – By Fergus O’Sullivan How-To Geek
Chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin have all become words we hear on the news or read online. But what is cryptocurrency exactly, and how does it work?
Why Long-Pressing the Power Button Could Damage Your System – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
If you regularly power off your PCs, tablets, laptops, or game consoles by holding down the power button until it shuts off, you should think twice. Here’s why it might damage your machine and what you should do instead.
7 Keyboard Shortcuts that will Save You Time! – By Simpletivity YouTube
If you want to save time then you need to know your keyboard shortcuts! Windows gives us so many ways to be more efficient with a variety of keyboard shortcuts.
Are password managers safe to use in 2021? – By Editorial cybernews.com
Even though it’s not surprising to hear the question “are password managers safe to use?”, the vast majority of cyber-security specialists agree that password managers are indeed the most secure way to protect your passwords.
What Is Bluetooth? – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
Bluetooth: You’ve probably seen it on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC, and you might know it has something to do with wireless communications or peripherals. But what is Bluetooth—and is it similar to Wi-Fi? We’ll explain.
Formula suggestions, new for Google Sheets, will save us all – By Jules Wang Android Police
Spreadsheets: you build them up with data points, make the rules by dropping down formulae, then watch them not make sense when an exception occurs. We can’t help with you that, but maybe Google Sheets can make the interminable process more tolerable with its new context-aware formula suggestions.
The Fastest Way to Open Your Camera on Android – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek
A smartphone makes it easy to snap photos in your daily life. However, some of those moments are fleeting. We’ll show you the fastest way to launch the camera on your Android phone. Never miss a shot again.
How to scan documents with a Chromebook – By Chris Wedel Android Central
Chromebooks have come a long way in the last few years. Once considered cheap and very limited computers, these computers have grown into devices with a full range of choices to handle the needs of most anyone. This was illustrated when, in 2020, Chromebook sales overtook Macs. Because these devices have matured so much, many people use them as their primary computer for work. This means you may need to use to scan a document with a Chromebook from time to time. Well, here’s how to get that done.