Before you get mad at me for the lazy reference, just know I've been called lazy too. Lazy people try to find systems so they don't have to do mundane stuff. This article is a remake of one I did over a decade ago about predictability and passwords. However, the password strategy I outlined years
Quick Productivity Tips
This section covers articles that provide quick tips as opposed to the longer tutorial section that mostly covers Microsoft and Google products.
This master list is presently comprised of 6 categories:
- Cell Phone
- Internet of Things
- Computer Security
- Microsoft Windows
This section is several pages long so be sure to use the blue Next Page >> button at the bottom or the search box to the right.
I’m sure this experience has happened to many of us. You see an email comes in from a friend, but something just doesn’t look right based on the preview. Parts look normal, but some stuff was suspect. This happened to me this weekend and I decided to research it more.
I know we're sick of security warnings, myself included. But have you ever thought of your printer as a security threat? A recent article by Tenable, a network security firm, referenced some unexpected issues with a line of Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers including the default settings. Regardless of
We’re living in an interconnected world that offers a lot of conveniences. We can use Google, Facebook, OAuth to connect us to online services and apps. The downside is that there are more “bad actors” trying to trick us and gain access to our info. And sometimes we forget which apps we granted
I met a friend for dinner who found out that someone broke into his online accounts. Naturally, he was concerned about his data, but also the amount of time it would take to fix the problem. I told him one way to reduce the risk of account breaches is to use something called "two factor
This week I was in a hurry and I mistyped the URL for CloudFlare. Usually, that doesn't result in anything except losing a minute or two. This time, I got an error screen and an audio message that said my computer was infected and to call tech support at a toll-free number. I'm seeing these fake
The web is a wonderful place, but sometimes the pages don't work for me. It's not the content, but how they display. I'll find a site where the text is very wide or even full screen. On some monitors, this works well. Other times, the width makes it harder to read the page. Your eyes have to span
Do you find you're seeing more browser push notifications? Some of these are quite useful, but others are a result of me clicking to allow something in my haste. This week, I hit the tipping point. Each time the little box would push out from the right side of Chrome, I'd want to smack it. While