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How to File Your 2020 Taxes Online for Free in 2021 – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
The IRS is now accepting tax returns for tax year 2020, and they’re due by April 15, 2021. Most U.S. residents can file their taxes for free thanks to the IRS Free File Program, but many people still don’t know this. Here’s how.
What Is End-to-End Encryption, and Why Does It Matter? – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) ensures that your data is encrypted (kept secret) until it reaches an intended recipient. Whether you’re talking about end-to-end encrypted messaging, email, file storage, or anything else, this ensures that no one in the middle can see your private data.
Privacy.com Virtual Credit Cards
Take Back Control of Your Payments
Privacy Cards put the control in your hands when you make a purchase online. Business or personal, one-time or subscription, now you decide who can charge your card, how much, how often, and you can close a card any time.
Protect your card details and your money by creating virtual cards at each place you spend online, or for each purchase. Spend limits give you the final say in how much you get charged. Create single-use cards that close themselves automatically. Close cards whenever you want.
Use the browser extension to create and auto-fill card numbers at checkout.
Start Creating Virtual Cards
Start protecting your money online today. The Personal plan has everything you need to get started, and because privacy makes money from interchange paid by merchants, there’s no monthly fee.
Privacy.com Burner debit cards made easy – by PCWorld.com
Privacy.com is an excellent service that makes it easy to safely shop online with temporary debit cards.
Privacy.com Making Shopping Online Safer for Everyone – by MoneyCheck.com
Privacy.com allows you to create “virtual” cards locked to a single vendor, or “burner” cards. Here’s our full review with Pros & Cons
The Tech Guy Leo Laporte “Security Now” podcast commercial for Privacy.com
How to Make Chrome Always Open Your Previously Open Tabs – By Benj Edwards How-To Geek
We’ve all been there—you’re in the middle of a complex task in Google Chrome, but you need to restart or log out. Luckily, with one quick settings change, Chrome can remember all of your tabs and reload them automatically the next time you start your browser. Here’s how to set it up.
Simple Questions: What Is Firmware & What Does It Do? – By Codrut Neagu digitalcitizen.life
Firmware… you’ve probably heard about it at some point. It sounds like a weird German name, doesn’t it? What is firmware? What does it do? Surely, it’s purpose is not just to confuse you. Well, it isn’t and firmware is quite important when it comes to hardware devices of all kinds. To clear things out and make you feel more knowledgeable, in this article we will explain all the important stuff you need to know about it. Let’s get started:
Chromebooks gain native support for 2FA and faster web sign-ins with Chrome OS 88 – By Kevin C. Tofelaboutchromebooks.com
A few years back, I bought a Google Titan security key to bring the added security of two-factor authentication (2FA) to my Chromebook. I got my money’s worth out of it but I won’t need it much longer. This week, Google announced that Chromebooks are gaining the ability to use your device PIN or fingerprint sensor for 2FA on supported web sites.
Chromecast with Google TV review: full smart TV upgrade with voice remote – By Samuel Gibbs The Guardian
Google’s latest Chromecast streaming media dongle is a bit different. Instead of just streaming or “casting” content from your mobile or computer like its predecessors, the new device acts more like a modern smart TV.
How to use Google Maps: 15 essential tips and tricks – By Kate Kozuch Tom’s Guide
It’s hard to imagine how people got around before Google Maps. Directions had to be memorized, paper maps had to be purchased, and you’d still get lost if you weren’t careful. Thankfully those days are gone, and whether you want to find the best way to commute home, keep track of all your favorite places, or just figure out where you need to be, Google Maps is there to help.
An Intro to the Rule of Thirds in Photography – By petapixel.com
Learn photography rules, learn to apply them, learn their advantages and limitations. Finally, learn to bend them, break them and explore beyond them.
25 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try By Chandra Steele
Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. These tips and tricks will help you unlock your map app’s full potential.
Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world. Its desktop and mobile apps have become not just a way to get from point A to B via car, public transportation, or on foot. The ubiquitous Google service is also a geospatial search engine for the world around us.
How to connect Bluetooth devices with your Android smartphone or tablet – By Attila Szász digitalcitizen.life
We live in the era of digital communication, which means that everything develops really fast. Just a couple of years ago, being a technology fan meant “being wired”, but nowadays everything is going wireless. Bluetooth is one of the most versatile radio communications means. You can use it to wirelessly connect keyboards, mice, headsets and you can even use it to transfer files. In this tutorial, we will show you how to connect Bluetooth devices to your Android smartphone or tablet. Don’t worry, you only need to t ake a couple of easy steps!
How to Find Your Orders in the Amazon App – By Benj Edwards howtogeek.com
If you use Amazon.com frequently to purchase items, you might find it handy to see a list of your past orders all in one place. Luckily, with the Amazon app available for iPhone, iPad, and Android, seeing a list of your orders is easy. Here’s how.
The Best Ways to Save Articles, Links, and Videos for Later – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
There’s a lot of content on the internet, and you likely won’t have the time to view all of it when you first come across it. Seeing a cool thing you want to check out but then needing to abandon it is never fun, but fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save that content for later.
Note: I’ve been using the free Pocket service for years to save everything I come across on the internet in one convenient place. Give it a try. Glenn
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.