Safe Shopping

We just had Black Friday and Cyber Monday and many of us will be shopping either online or at a brick and mortar store for those great deals. So how do you keep safe this holiday season? Here are a couple of rapid fire tips and reminders if you are going to use plastic and…

Gone Phishing

I want to share some basic safety tech tips with you this week. Lets start off with “STOP, THINK, CONNECT”. Do you know how to spot a scam? Clicking on a bad link in an email or on a social media site can lead to malware, data loss, and identity theft. What do you need to…

Password Security

As we read almost on a daily basis about cyber attacks happening let’s not be complacent when it comes to our first line of defense concerning passwords. The following are a couple of reminders about password safety. You are probably very familiar with these common suggestions, so no harm in doing a quick review. The…

Power Hogs

If your phone is getting older, iPhone or Androids, you are probably concerned about the battery power that you currently have. Have you noticed that it now takes you longer every day to get charged up? So if you were to look at what is the major hogs that are chewing that valuable power fodder,…

Buying a Used iPhone

I over heard someone on the phone while shopping the other day, saying that they were going to buy a used iPhone over the internet. I thought about that. What do you need to know before buying a used iPhone. Here are a couple of things to ponder that I found. Verify the IMEI number…

The Internet of Everything

This Tech Tuesday I continue on with part 2 of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month for October. Today I want to discuss what is called “IoE” or the “Internet of Everything”. What exactly is IOE? The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a concept that connects objects, people, processes, and networks through the Internet. Our…

Facebook Platform

This weeks tech question was “what can you do with those notifications in Facebook inviting you to play games.” Are you tired of “Candy Crush”, or do you wonder why websites ask “Would you like to sign in using Facebook?” You can turn this off in Facebook. It is called “Platform”. What platform does in…

Do the Two Step

If you have watched any sci-fi lately, there is always a character that is tech savvy and has started a hack on some important web site, computer or what not. Although it is intriguing from a cinematic point of view, it is not so when about once a week you read of another database invasion…

Face Off

There are new things going on with Facebook. This week I would like to discuss privacy. First off did you know that Facebook has a 9000 word privacy policy that none of us have ever read. It is all about our digital footprint that we leave on the shore called information. They are following you…