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Wyze’s New Subscription Plan

Wyze’s New Subscription Plan Keeps Your Video Going for $1.49 a Month – By Josh Hendrickson

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.

Are free password managers safe to use?

Are free password managers safe to use?  – By Ken Colburn

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

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.

– Photo Editing Apps Photographers Love

7 Photo Editing Apps Photographers Love – By Michelle Rae Uy

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.

Why You Need the ‘Google Go’ App on Your Older Android Device

Why You Need the 'Google Go' App on Your Older Android Device – By Brendan

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

Gboard 2.0 brings advanced background, key, and glide theming to iOS [Gallery] By Abner Li,

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.

Speed Up Google Chrome

Speed Up Google Chrome With This Tab-Reducing Extension – By Emily Price,

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

Disk Space Disappearing? 4 Free Tools for Disk Usage Analysis and Remediation –

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.

Chrome Canvas: On Your Chromebook

Chrome Canvas: A Web App For Drawing On Your Chromebook From Google – By Robby Payne,

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,

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.

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