Wyze’s New Subscription Plan Keeps Your Video Going for $1.49 a Month – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com
Wyze, the company behind the best and cheapest Wi-Fi cameras on the market, is taking the wraps off its first subscription service today. For $1.49 a month, Wyze Cams gain continuous recording, as opposed to limited 12-second clips. You can also try the service for free for two weeks before committing—no credit card required.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
We recommend using a password manager like 1Password, LastPass, or Bitwarden. But modern web browsers have built-in password managers, so why install a different one? There are many good reasons to avoid your web browser’s built-in tool.
Are free password managers safe to use? – By Ken Colburn datadoctors.com
Everyone has heard the advice that you need to use long, complex passwords that are unique to each account that you use. Unless you only have one or two online accounts, the only way to adhere to these security measures is to use some form of password manager.
Low-Hanging Fruit Series: Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) – By Austin Downing vdalabs.com
At VDA Labs we work with a variety of companies both large and small. During our engagements, we see many of the same reoccurring issues that allow us access to systems. To help combat these threats VDA Labs is starting a blog series we are calling “Low-Hanging Fruit”. Throughout this series VDA will be talking about the most common issues we see, along with how each issue can be combated. In our previous piece we talked about password security. This article discusses why organizations need Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and some foibles we see around MFA implementations.
7 Photo Editing Apps Photographers Love – By Michelle Rae Uy techlicious.com
For the record, if you want or need to do professional-grade editing work on your photos, there's nothing better than Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Lightroom not only has a fantastic image cataloging system, it also allows for more control and flexibility when making edits and doing fine-tuning. Photoshop, on the other hand, allows for more precise photo altering.
Almost All Web Encryption Works Like This (SP Networks) – Computerphile – By Computerphileyoutube.com Video
Substitution-permutation networks are the basis for almost all modern symmetric cryptography. Dr Mike Pound explains.
Why You Need the 'Google Go' App on Your Older Android Device – By Brendan Hesselifehacker.com
Despite being associated with some of the biggest technologies and most popular devices currently available, Google also develops products and services for places with limited infrastructure and resources. One of these products, the streamlined search app “Google Go,” is now available worldwide for all Android users to try.
Gboard 2.0 brings advanced background, key, and glide theming to iOS [Gallery] By Abner Li, 9to5google.com
Gboard for Android and iOS maintain relative feature parity on key functionality, but on occasion one app surpasses the other. Gboard 2.0 for iOS today adds a slew of customization options for the keyboard ranging from backgrounds, keys, and even the glide swipe trail.
Oh, snap! Photo-editing apps to make your pics pop by play.google.com
Want to touch up a portrait, cut that photobomber out of your group shot, or turn vacation pics into a shareworthy collage? Our top photo-editing apps make it easy to do it all – and learn new tricks along the way.
Photoshop Alternatives: The 10 Best Free Online Photo Editors – By Zapier, zapier.com
Sometimes you take the perfect picture from the perfect angle and all you need to do is crop, sharpen, and hope for hundreds of likes. But other times it's destined to be a full-on fiasco of white balance, focus, cropping, exposure—the works.
Speed Up Google Chrome With This Tab-Reducing Extension – By Emily Price, lifehacker.com
I have somewhere around 70 tabs open on my computer right now, give or take a few. I treat Chrome tabs like temporary bookmarks. For instance, a few of my open tabs are for stories I want to read later, and a few others are for SF Beer Week events I’m currently in the midst of planning for. It’s not the most efficient way to work, but it’s the way I’ve chosen. Unfortunately, it’s also a way that sucks a ton of power.
Disk Space Disappearing? 4 Free Tools for Disk Usage Analysis and Remediation – www.itprotoday.com
The Windows operating system has always made it easy to tell how much free disk space you have available, and there are even some tools baked in that can help you to free up a bit of space when necessary. In most cases, however, the native tools in Windows are unable to free up a significant amount of space. Fortunately, there are a number of free disk usage analysis free available that can help you to figure out where all of your disk space has gone–and what you can do to get some of it back.
How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10 – By Walter Glenn, www.howtogeek.com
The built-in backup utilities in Windows are pretty solid. Let’s take a look at how to create a full backup image of your PC without the need for a third party utility.
Why you need to use a password manager – By Zack Whittaker, techcrunch.com
If you thought passwords will soon be dead, think again. They’re here to stay — for now. Passwords are cumbersome and hard to remember — and just when you did, you’re told to change it again. And sometimes passwords can be guessed and are easily hackable.
Chrome Canvas: A Web App For Drawing On Your Chromebook From Google – By Robby Payne, chromeunboxed.com
Pen support has been a normality in Chrome OS since the early days of Chrome Unboxed. The device that pioneered the entire effort was one we tracked from the earliest stages: the Samsung Chromebook Plus. I remember stumbling upon pen support for what was known as ‘Kevin’ at the time and being so excited to see stylus tools on their way to Chrome OS.
Google Chrome Canvas PWA brings low-latency doodling to Chromebooks, Android, and even your desktop – By Ryne Hager, www.androidpolice.com
Earlier today, our buds over at Chrome Unboxed spotted a new progressive web app by Google called Chrome Canvas. It's a very simple sketching/doodling app that works best on devices like Chromebooks with stylus-based input, but it will also run on your desktop or phone. The new app is showing up as an installed app on some Chromebooks running Dev and Canary channels, but you can pull it down manually on other devices right now.
The Best Photo Editors for Chromebooks – By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com
One of the biggest question we see about Chromebooks is “can they run Photoshop?” The answer to that is no—at least not the full version you’ll find on other platforms. But that doesn’t mean they can’t do photo editing.