7 Gmail Settings Every User Should Know! (2019 Tutorial) – By Simpletivity youtube.com Video
Gmail settings can be confusing. But editing the right ones can make managing your email so much easier. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you the Gmail settings you should change to get the most out of your inbox.
You Probably Don’t Need a Screen Protector – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com
Screen protectors are sold as a necessity, but they’re not as useful as they used to be. In fact, ditching the screen protector can save you money and make your phone more pleasant to use.
How to use Google Chrome’s password manager – By Michael Allison mspoweruser.com
Saving your passwords in your head may be an old fashioned way of doing things, but it is quite impractical. You may forget, misremember, or even end up duplicating passwords (inadvisable). Saving it in a notebook, either physical or digital is just asking to be hacked. Common wisdom suggests users make use of a password manager, and Google’s Chrome has that built-in.
Google Drive Review: Cloud Storage for the Masses – By Mark Pickavance tomshardware.com
As players in the cloud storage game go, Google is right up there with Microsoft and Dropbox, based on the number of users accessing its system daily.
No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing – By lifehacker.com
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure—a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you—a recent survey from the Pew Research Center indicates that more than half of those quizzed cannot identify a single example of two-factor authentication.
Five myths about password managers – By blog.mozilla.org
Password managers are the most recommended tool by security experts to protect your online credentials from hackers. But many people are still hesitant to use them. Here’s why password managers are safe, secure and your best defense against password-hungry cyber criminals.
TiVo vs Tablo vs Channel Master vs Fire TV Recast vs HDHomeRun – Five Great DVRs for Cord Cutters Compared – By Jess Barnes cordcuttersnews.com
For most people who want to watch TV without paying for cable, an OTA antenna provides many channels for free. An OTA DVR makes the shows and movies from those channels available to watch anytime. There are hundreds of OTA DVR options available to cord cutters.
7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You – By David Nield wired.com
There's a certain kind of security threat that catches the headlines—the massive data breach, or the malware that hijacks your computer for a ransom—but it's also important to keep your guard up against some of the lesser-known attacks out there too.
2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It) – By Mihir Patkar makeuseof.com
You probably know that your smartphone’s operating system needs to be regularly updated to protect against security vulnerabilities. But your SIM card can be a source of security vulnerabilities too. Here we’ll show you some ways hackers can use SIM cards to gain access to devices, and advice on how you can keep your SIM card safe.
Android 10 Tips & Tricks: the 7 best new features you didn't know about – By androidpit.com
Android 10 has landed on Pixel smartphones and is starting to trickle down to devices not made by Google too. If you've just downloaded the update, these are the new features you should be checking out first.
Here's every new Android 10 gesture explained – By androidpit.com
Android 10 has started rolling out and one of the software update's key changes is improved gesture controls. They take a little getting used to if you have been on the old two or three-button navigation for a long time, but once adjust you'll never look back. Here's every new gesture for Android 10, explained.
Google's Password Checkup feature now comes built into Chrome – By Georgina Torbet engadget.com
It's hard for anyone to stay on top of the seemingly endless string of data breaches. To help users with this challenge, Google created a tool for its Chrome browser which automatically checks whether passwords have been compromised.
Explained: Two-Factor vs. Multi-Factor Authentication – By Yaser Masoudnia securityledger.com
Everyone knows that passwords alone aren’t enough. Weak, reused or old passwords cause 80 percent of data breaches. From phishing to ransomware, zero-day vulnerabilities, to man-in-the-middle attacks, to key-logging and password cracking, cyberattacks leverage faster tools and exploit known weaknesses to get around even the strongest of passwords. Every application, device and login is an entryway to your business. They need to be better protected.
How to use OneDrive PC Folder backup – By Dave W. Shanahan onmsft.com
Setting up your OneDrive PC Folder backup can be done easily in just a few steps, here’s what you need to do.
Why You Should Sign In With Google, Facebook, or Apple – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Are you still creating user accounts everywhere? Maybe you should stop and sign in with your Google, Facebook, or Apple account instead. It might just be more secure—and it’s definitely more secure if you’re not currently using a password manager.
How To: Use Android 10's New Swipe Gestures [Demo GIFs] – By android.gadgethacks.com
Android 10 has some super cool gestures that let you navigate your device with intuitive swipes. But did you know this headlining feature is not enabled by default? To get the most out of Android 10, you'll have to turn on gesture navigation.
Is It Safe To Unsubscribe From Spam Emails? Be Careful What You Click – By Sarah Friedmann bustle.com
The "unsubscribe" button seems like a pretty surefire way to stop unwanted emails from clogging up your inbox. However, clicking this seemingly innocuous button could come with a risk. Surprisingly, it actually isn't safe to unsubscribe from spam emails this way — in fact, some scammers rely on your click to access even more of your information.
How to clear Cache in Google Drive and Google Docs – By HemantS thewindowsclub.com
Clearing the cache in Google Drive and Google Docs does not harm your data. So, it is 100% safe to remove it if you experience trouble in accessing your files. However, before proceeding it is essential that you sync any offline file, you’re currently working on or the one that is to be uploaded, soon. Here’s a brief look-up of the process to delete the cache in Google Drive and Google Docs.
How to Disable or Enable Tap to Click on a PC’s Touchpad – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Windows laptops often let you tap one or more fingers on the touchpad or trackpad to click. If this gets in your way, you can disable it—or enable it if it’s not working.
Chrome OS 77 rolling out: Google Assistant, Virtual Desks, and ‘Send this page’ sharing – By Abner Li 9to5google.com
After rolling out to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, version 77 of Chrome OS is now available. Notable Chrome OS 77 features include the wide launch of Virtual Desks and Google Assistant.
GMail, Google and GSuite Accounts Are Confusing! – By dottotech youtube.com Video
Allow me to explain the difference between GMail, Google and GSuite accounts. If you’ve ever been confused by the different Google accounts, then you’ll want to check this out. In this post,
Beginners Guide to Google Photos – By David Beren maketecheasier.com
If you’re taking more photos than ever, there’s no question the gallery on your smartphone, camera or tablet is getting larger and larger. There’s no better place to organize your photos online than Google Photos. Easy to use, free and supported by Google, this AI-centric platform is a must use for mobile photographers. Within two years the platform had already achieved more than 500 million users uploading a whopping 1.2 billion photos every day. Available on iOS, Android and the Web, Google Photos is a fantastic choice. That it offers unlimited storage for free makes it a no-brainer. Here’s how you can get up and running in just a few steps.
How to Protect Your Identity Online – By Dave Johnson howtogeek.com
When Sandra Bullock starred in The Net in 1995, identity theft seemed new and unbelievable. But the world has changed. Starting in 2017, nearly 17 million Americans are victims of identity fraud every year.
Why you can stop paying for antivirus software – By Mark Hachman pcworld.com
You don't need to pay for antivirus software anymore. Microsoft’s Windows Defender, a free service that’s built right into Windows 10, is now as good as the paid antivirus/antimalware solutions that have been collecting your money for years. There, we said it.
Google Photos Now Helps You Relive Your Memories By Christian Cawley makeuseof.com
Google Photos now boasts a feature called Memories. These use the Stories format you’ll be familiar with from social media, but with your own photos and videos. The aim is to remind you of days gone by, helping you relive your memories.
Here's a new way Google Photos can search for your pictures – By Katie Conner cnet.com
When you take screenshots on the daily, it's easy for them to become buried under the other pictures you've taken and harder for you to find the image you're looking for. Now, a new feature in Google Photos will let you search for pictures with text in them so you can quickly find what you're looking for. You can even copy and paste the text when you find it.
Productivity 101: 5 tips on mastering Google Calendar – By derestinebetterspider.com
In a deviation from the standard personal finance content, I’d be starting a new series of productivity tips and hacks using digital tools called Productivity 101. The first post for this series will be dedicated to mastering the world’s best digital planner – Google Calendar.
Printers With Low-cost Ink Refills 2019
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- MFC-J491DW $60 6ppm 1.8" display
- MFC-J690DW $101 10ppm 2.7" display Bypass Tray Duplex
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The Best Desktop Computers for Under $1000 – By Josh Hendricksonreviewgeek.com
If you’re shopping for a new desktop to replace your aging PC, you’ve probably found dozens of options. Unless you know about processors, RAM, and more, it’s hard to tell what’s best. Here are some excellent choices for every budget.
Best Chromebooks for 2019 – By Justin Jaffecnet.com
Google's Chrome operating system excels at the basics. As a browser-based OS, it's naturally suited for the cloud-based services prevalent in modern work life. But it's also great for watching movies, listening to music and, of course, browsing the internet. All of this is doubly true if you're already immersed in Google's ecosystem, which extends from apps such as Gmail and Google Docs to the Pixel phone or one of the company's smart home devices.
Recover Your Google and Gmail Password – By youtube.com dottotech Video
Google Photos vs. OneDrive: What’s the Best Backup Tool? – By Dave Parrackmakeuseof.com
Think back to the pre-smartphone era. How many photos did you lose? Thankfully, the growth of online photo backup tools means this is no longer a concern.
A Quick Guide to OneDrive in Windows 10 – By Ben Stegnermakeuseof.com
Choosing a cloud storage service can be difficult. You’ve got the Big Three — Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive — along with a handful of other lesser-known alternatives. Maybe you’ve used Dropbox or Google Drive for some time, but you’re fed up and wondering if OneDrive is better for your needs.
Private Browsing Won't Protect You From Everything – By Ben Dickson pcmag.com
In the past several years, most internet browsers have added a private browsing mode aimed at protecting user privacy. Chrome calls it Incognito Mode; it's Private Browsing in Opera, Safari, and Firefox.
Former hacker warns against password reuse By Danny Bradbury nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you.
The 30-year-old hacker from Arkansas, according to his blog, at age 17 began phishing celebrity Myspace accounts and using them to send internet marketing spam. After earning $5,000 per week, he evolved to hack millions of email, forum, and social media accounts. Some of his largest thefts included Disqus (17.5 million), Kickstarter (5.2 million) and Imgur (1.7 million). He also claims to have hit Twitter and Pinterest among many others.
How to use Google Drive like a boss By Daphne Leprince-Ringuetwired.co.uk
In 2018, Google Drive hit a billion users – making it the eighth of Google’s products to have over one billion users. But out of all of them, how many can claim that they’ve never struggled to find a file stuck between holiday pictures uploaded in no particular order?
Chrome Shortcuts You Should Know By Brady Gavin howtogeek.com
Keyboard shortcuts are the best way to speed up and increase productivity for any task, as they limit your time spent opening menus and settings. Luckily, Google Chrome has a myriad of them designed to increase efficiency browsing the Internet.
Chrome Devises Auto Update policy by support.google.com
Chrome devices receive automatic updates regularly that enhance both the device itself and the software on the device. Chrome device updates are designed to be simple for the user and, therefore, include updates to the device, Chrome operating system, browser, and firmware.
How To Use A Password Manager – By Tyler Leeubergizmo.com
Using the same password for all your online accounts is probably the worst idea ever. This is because in the event your password is leaked, hackers will be able to access all your online accounts and services.
Best password managers: Reviews of the top products – By Michael Ansaldopcworld.com
We are terrible at passwords. We suck at creating them (the top two most popular remain “123456” and “password”), we share them way too freely, and we forget them all the time. Indeed, the very thing that can ensure our online security has become our biggest obstacle to it. This is what makes a good password manager essential.
2fa explained: How to enable it and how it works – By JR Raphaelcsoonline.com
Two-factor authentication (2fa) is a method of establishing access to an online account or computer system that requires the user to provide two different types of information.
Google Chrome 77 Debuts with a Really Useful New Feature – By Joey-Elijah Sneddonomgchrome.com
The Chrome 77 update packs the usual changes, brings a batch of bug fixes, and provides a pertinent pinch of security patches — but there’s a killer new feature too.
How to Enable a Play/Pause Button on Chrome’s Toolbar – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Which tab is playing sound? With Chrome’s new Play/Pause button, you don’t have to hunt it down. You can control playback from any browser tab using a convenient button on Chrome’s toolbar.
Photography Cheat Sheet: Canon’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Tips – By thephoblographer.com
Want to get better at capturing majestic landscapes? Canon has you covered with their ultimate landscape photography cheat sheet!
10 Forced Perspective Photos You Have to Try For Yourself – By posterjack.ca
Here is a look at 10 photos that use the forced perspective technique. This type of trick photography doesn’t use photo editing software but rather, with some creative positioning of subjects and the camera, it creates an optical illusion that makes objects appear to be more distant, closer, smaller, or larger than they really are.
Smartphone astrophotography: use your phone to capture the night sky by skyatnightmagazine.com
Not all astrophotography requires an expensive camera. As Pete Lawrence explains, the smartphone you carry every day can be used to capture a range of night-sky objects
Astrophotography with just a phone camera may sound a bit far-fetched, but there are certain subjects that can be captured in this manner. We’ve got suggestions for some brighter subjects to start you off, with a gentle push towards more challenging targets.
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.
What is the BEST Cellular Carrier for RVers & Cruisers? Verizon? AT&T? T-Mobile? Sprint? – By Mobile Internet Resource Centeryoutube.com Video
The Four Major US Carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – Which is Best for RVers & Cruisers? – By rvmobileinternet.com
Q: Which is best for RVers, cruisers and frequent travelers?
A: The one that works best at your current location…
How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender – By Elsie Biagemaketecheasier.com
Windows Defender, the built-in real-time antivirus in Windows 10, has a critical security feature that’s disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. Strangely though, the feature was added in a Windows 10 version 1709 update in October 2017, which comes as a surprise for many users who may not have known about it until now.
What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email? – By Rob Woodgatehowtogeek.com
If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.
THE 2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map – By smokymountains.com
The beauty of nature is sometimes found in the profound ‘intelligence’ it exudes. Perennials, which includes trees, must protect themselves in order to get through the harsh, freezing temperatures of winter. If trees did not shed their leaves, their soft vegetation would certainly freeze during winter time, damaging and, no doubt, killing the tree.
Fraud Alert: Genetic Testing Scam by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about a fraud scheme involving genetic testing. Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a Medicare beneficiary's treating physician.
What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? – By Cameron Summersonhowtogeek.com
Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.
Use Smart Lock to Automatically Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Phone – By Emailhowtogeek.com
The “Smart Lock” feature on Chrome OS allows you to pair your Chromebook with your Android phone, automatically unlocking it when the phone is nearby and unlocked.
Why Do You Have to Log In to Your Home PC, Anyway? – By Chris Hoffmanhowtogeek.com
Every time you turn on your computer, you have to choose a user account and sign in. That’s true on Windows, macOS, Linux, and even Chrome OS. Here’s why this is necessary for PCs but not iPhones, iPads, and Android.