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Goodbye Cable TV, Hello Tablo

Goodbye Cable TV, Hello Tablo by Forbes 

For the past four days, I’ve completely cut the TV cord. I get crystal clear, over-the-air, hi-def TV for free — after hooking up an antenna. That’s not any kind of news, though, as millions of Americans have been doing the same thing.

Here’s what I’m excited about: I have been recording all of my favorite shows on a Tablo Dual digital video recorder that hasn’t cost me a dime in subscription fees.


Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR

The Tablo DUAL LITE Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR is designed for cord cutters want to record and stream up to two free broadcast channels from their HDTV antenna, as well as the flexibility to choose the recording storage option that works best for them.

 

A Password Manager Can Help You Share Less Info With Tech Giants

A Password Manager Can Help You Share Less Info With Tech Giants Such as Facebook – Here's How to Use One by CNBC

Single sign-in services from tech giants such as Google and Facebook make it easy to sign in to a lot of different sites without remembering different usernames and passwords for each one.

But if you use these services, the tech giants behind them may be collecting information you didn't realize you were sharing with them.

Somewhere along the line many of us have grown accustomed to using tools from Facebook, Google, Amazon and other big companies to log in to websites and apps, instead of creating new usernames and passwords for each one.

Shutting Down Doesn’t Fully Shut Down Windows 10

Shutting Down Doesn’t Fully Shut Down Windows 10 (But Restarting Does) by How-To-Geek

When you click “Shut Down” on your Windows 10 PC, Windows doesn’t fully shut down. It hibernates the kernel, saving its state so it can boot faster. If you’re experiencing computer problems and need to reset that state, you’ll need to restart your PC instead.


Why Does Rebooting a Computer Fix So Many Problems?

Ask a geek how to fix a problem you’ve having with your Windows computer and they’ll likely ask “Have you tried rebooting it?” This seems like a flippant response, but rebooting a computer can actually solve many problems.

Dot-cm Typosquatting Sites Visited 12M Times

Dot-cm Typosquatting Sites Visited 12M Times So Far in 2018 by krebsonsecurity.com

A story published here last week warned readers about a vast network of potentially malicious Web sites ending in “.cm” that mimic some of the world’s most popular Internet destinations (e.g. espn[dot]cm, aol[dot]cm and itunes[dot].cm) in a bid to bombard visitors with fake security alerts that can lock up one’s computer. If that piece lacked one key detail it was insight into just how many people were mistyping .com and ending up at one of these so-called “typosquatting” domains.

 

Thanks for the suggestion Jay!

Cutting the Cord: Streaming Instead of Cable TV

I Haven't Paid for Cable in Years — Here's How I Keep Up With TV Without It by businessinsider.com

My cord-cutting strategy has evolved over the years. Here, I go through the hardware and software that does and doesn't work for me.


How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels by Engadget 

The best option for you will depend on where you live and where those signals are coming from. You can stream a lot of TV…


Cutting the Cord: Streaming Instead of Cable TV Means Complicated Choices, and Some Trade-offs by Seattletimes

(Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times) Xfinity vs. CenturyLink, Roku v.s. Hulu vs. YouTube TV and others — cutting the cord requires planning, decisions and…

How To Cook Moist & Tender Chicken Breasts Every Time

How To Cook Moist & Tender Chicken Breasts Every Time by thekitchn.com

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (aka BSCBs) — is there anything more boring? They are all too often overcooked until dry and chewy, and I generally prefer more succulent boneless, skinless thighs. But for lunch and dinner favorites like chicken Caesar salad and chicken pasta, sliced juicy chicken breasts can't be beat.

Clean Up Your Overwhelmed Gmail Inbox

How to Clean Up Your Overwhelmed Gmail Inbox (by Hand) by lifehacker.com

There comes a time when enough is, quite simply, enough. I had been putting off the task of organizing my sprawling Gmail inbox for months, if not years. But when Lifehacker told me that we were going to have a Spring Cleaning week, I knew it was time. And I wasn’t going to waste precious hours trying to find apps or tools to do the task…

Install the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Download and install the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update using the Update Assistant   

After April 10 you can upgrade to the final version using the Update Assistant tool, go to the Windows 10 Update Assistant webpage and choose 'Update now' button.

The tool will download, then check for the latest version of Windows 10, which includes the Spring Creators Update.

Once downloaded, run the updater, then select 'Update Now'. The tool will do the work. Your PC will restart a few times, so save any open files first. Your PC will update to the Spring Creators Update, all your data, Programs and settings will be unchanged.

Note, this will only work once the Spring Creators Update is officially released.

Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking?

Help Me, Laptop: Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking? by laptopmag.com

There's nothing worse than discovering your bank account's been attacked. Gotta pay the rent, after all. So, if you're unfamiliar with a certain operating system, it's understandable why you'd want to make sure it's secure before banking on it.


Kim's 5 Reasons to Set Up a Financial Chromebook  by Komando 

Do you have a Chromebook in your arsenal of gadgets? If you don't know, they are similar to a laptop but…

Tech Safety Tips for Seniors

Tech Safety Tips for Seniors by redfin.com

Use this guide if you or a loved one is a senior and needs tech safety tips about computers, smartphones, emails, protecting private information and more!

When it comes to technology, it’s good to be cautious, but it’s better to be educated. If you’re a senior looking to become more…

Best Chromebooks 2018

Best Chromebooks ​2018 by Laptopmag.com

Chromebooks have come a long way, with solid performance available for a couple hundred bucks. Here are top picks for businesses, schools and families.

Chromebooks have become familiar sights on best-selling laptop lists thanks to their low-prices, long battery life and an internet-focused operating system that's easy-to-use. But don't rush right into buying one; there are plenty of questions to ask first, including whether or not aChromebook is right for you. 

Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking?

Help Me, Laptop: Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking? by laptopmag.com

There's nothing worse than discovering your bank account's been attacked. Gotta pay the rent, after all. So, if you're unfamiliar with a certain operating system, it's understandable why you'd want to make sure it's secure before banking on it.


Best Chromebooks 2018 by Laptopmag.com

Chromebooks have come a long way, with solid performance available for a couple hundred bucks. Here are top picks for businesses, schools and families.

Chromebooks have become familiar sights on best-selling laptop lists thanks to their low-prices, long battery life and an internet-focused operating system that's easy-to-use. But don't rush right into buying one; there are plenty of questions to ask first, including whether or not aChromebook is right for you. 

How Chromebooks Became the Go-to Laptops for Security Experts

How Chromebooks Became the Go-to Laptops for Security Experts by CNET

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.

When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could bring a fresh perspective.

"On Chrome OS, we were like, 'We control all the pieces. We can do…

Pennsylvania REAL ID

Pennsylvania REAL ID? by dmv.pa.gov      Real ID Frequently Asked Questions

The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed by Congress after Sept. 11, 2001, that establishes specific minimum federal standards for state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight.

Note: If you are a resident of a different state check with your state's drivers license department.

Reasons Cord Cutting Might Not Work For You

7 Reasons Cord Cutting Might Not Work For You by How-To-Geek

Cord cutting—ditching cable or satellite TV and watching stuff online instead—is great. It’s also not for everyone.

Cable TV is expensive, which is why millions of people are opting to stop paying for it every month and subscribe to various online streaming services instead. People often save money doing this, and for most tech savvy people, we highly recommend it.

 

 

How Tech Companies Use ‘Dark Patterns’ To Trick You

How Tech Companies Use ‘Dark Patterns’ To Trick You by Howtogeek

Websites like Amazon, Facebook, and Google don’t just appear: people make them. Everything about their design is intentional, is serving some kind of purpose—and sometimes those designs deliberately make things hard in order to change your behavior.

These sorts of designs are called “dark patterns,” and they’re everywhere. 

Protonmail – Encrypted Email Service

Protonmail Adds Shorter Pm.me Domain to Its Encrypted Email Service by Venturebeat 

ProtonMail, the Swiss email provider that promises privacy via full client-side encryption, has launched a pithier email domain option for its millions of users around…


ProtonMail brings encrypted contacts to its mobile email app by Engadget   

ProtonMail's encrypted contacts are now readily available beyond the web — the company has updated its Android and iOS email apps to add the privacy-minded…

Chrome/Firefox Extension of the Week: Grammarly

Chrome/Firefox Extension of the Week: Grammarly by Lifehacker

Even if you’re the next Stephen King or George R. R. Martin—and if you’re the latter, please try to write faster—everyone needs a helping hand with writing. That’s why the world has editors, and copy editors, grammar coaches, ten million books on writing, and most importantly, browser extensions that can help you better your craft.

Let’s face it; you might be a pretty good writer, but self-editing your work can be an agonizing process. While the Chrome and Firefox extension Grammarly can’t…

Tablo Dual Lite – DVR for Cordcutters

Tablo Dual Lite Is the Cheapest Way to Get Dvr for Cordcutters  by TechRadar

Life after cutting the cord can be a bit … well, tricky. You can still access all of the channels and services you had while you were lining cable companies’ wallets, but it can take a little more work. Take, for example, DVR.


Meet The Newest Tablo DVR The Tablo DUAL LITE Just $139.99 by Cord Cutters News

Today Nuvyyo the company behind the popular Tablo OTA DVRs announced a new cheaper Tablo DVR. The Tablo DUAL…


Tablo Slashes OTA DVR Pricing & Betas Cloud Storage by Zatznotfunny 

Nuvvyo, the company behind Tablo and a ZNF advertiser, has just updated their headless OTA DVR line up with the Tablo Dual Lite. However, there’s…


Nuvyyo Unveils More Affordable Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR by androidheadlines

This week Nuvyyo announced its latest over-the-air (OTA) digital video recorder (DVR) solution, the Tablo DUAL LITE. In spite of this being a newer, and in some respects, a more advanced OTA DVR, the company has confirmed one if its primary selling points is how it is more affordable than its previous options. As the Tablo DUAL LITE will be arriving to market on April 1, priced at $139.99.

Is It Safe to Log in with Facebook or Google?

Is It Safe to Log in with Facebook or Google? by AVG

What happens when you sign in with Facebook or Google?

Let’s say you want to sign up to Any-Sire.com In the regular way of doing things, Any-Sire.com would request that you create an account with them. That would usually require you to create username, and password and provide an email address to which they can send a confirmation message to.

By using Facebook or Google to sign in, both you and the site skip that dance. Instead, you rely on those services to vouch for you and manage your account. 

The important bit is this: the new service never gets your password.

View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free

How to View (and Monitor) Your Credit Report For Free by howtogeek

If you keep a regular eye on your credit report, you’ll notice when identity thieves open accounts in your name and when errors are listed that might cause you problems in the future. Here’s how to do it for free.

US law entitles you to a free yearly credit report directly from each agency, but you’ll have to go…

Look Better On Conference Calls and Streaming Video

4 Ways to Look Better On Conference Calls and Streaming Video by reviewgeek.com

Whether you have to video conference call for work or you’re film YouTube videos for fun (and profit?) we increasingly find ourselves in front of the camera. Just because you’re in front of the camera though, doesn’t mean you have to look like a hot mess. We’ve got four tips to get you looking sharp.

Android Features You Probably Forget to Use

7 Handy but Hidden Android Features You Probably Forget to Use by ComputerWorld

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

With every new Android version comes a flurry of fresh features. Some of them immediately transform the way we work, while others just quietly fade away without making much noise.

Then there are the features that fall somewhere in between — features that seem useful, maybe pique our interest, but then get lost in the shuffle and forgotten in day-to-day use. Especially when said features are…

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Oh, Oreo! 8 things to try when you get Android 8.0

So you've got Android 8.0 on your phone — now what? Take a bite out of Oreo with these tasty must-try features.

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