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How to use Google Chrome’s password manager

How to use Google Chrome’s password manager  – By Michael Allison

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.

Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing

No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing – By

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 Great DVRs for Cord Cutters Compared

TiVo vs Tablo vs Channel Master vs Fire TV Recast vs HDHomeRun – Five Great DVRs for Cord Cutters Compared  – By Jess Barnes

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.

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It) – By Mihir Patkar

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

Android 10 Tips & Tricks: the 7 best new features you didn't know about – By

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

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.

Explained: Two-Factor vs. Multi-Factor Authentication

Explained: Two-Factor vs. Multi-Factor Authentication – By Yaser Masoudnia

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.

Is It Safe To Unsubscribe From Spam Emails?

Is It Safe To Unsubscribe From Spam Emails? Be Careful What You Click  – By Sarah Friedmann

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

How to clear Cache in Google Drive and Google Docs – By HemantS

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.

Beginners Guide to Google Photos

Beginners Guide to Google Photos – By David Beren

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.

Here’s a new way Google Photos can search for your pictures

Here's a new way Google Photos can search for your pictures – By Katie Conner

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.

– Printers With Low-cost Ink Refills 2019

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Best Chromebooks for 2019

Best Chromebooks for 2019 – By Justin

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.


Google Photos vs. OneDrive

Google Photos vs. OneDrive: What’s the Best Backup Tool? – By Dave

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

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.

Former hacker warns against password reuse

Former hacker warns against password reuse By Danny Bradbury

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 A Password Manager

How To Use A Password Manager  – By Tyler

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

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.

Chrome 77 Debuts with New Features

Google Chrome 77 Debuts with a Really Useful New Feature – By Joey-Elijah

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

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.

Forced Perspective Photos

10 Forced Perspective Photos You Have to Try For Yourself – By

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:

Smartphone astrophotography: use your phone to capture the night sky by

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.

What is the BEST Cellular Carrier for RVers

What is the BEST Cellular Carrier for RVers & Cruisers? Verizon? AT&T? T-Mobile? Sprint? – By Mobile Internet Resource  Video

The Four Major US Carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – Which is Best for RVers & Cruisers? – By

Q: Which is best for RVers, cruisers and frequent travelers?
A: The one that works best at your current location…

– Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender

How to Enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender – By Elsie

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.

2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

THE 2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map – By

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

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?

What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? – By Cameron

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

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.

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