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On vacation? Check for hidden cameras

Yay! You've got some vacation time, and you've found the perfect place for you and your family to st...

 

Hiding people and memories, Google Doodle games

Google Photos can automatically make "Memories" from the photos you store with them. But maybe the...

 

DuckDuckGo vs. StartPage

Have you switched to DuckDuckGo to escape the relentless data gathering Google does? But do the...

 

What's a G between friends?

If we're talking about Wi-Fi, then the G stands for gigahertz. Wi-Fi networks are like radio...

 

Is it time to ditch free email?

Billions of people have email addresses ending in Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or one of the...

 

Something(s) old and something new

Something old #1 – Fake tech support scams I know we've talked about this before, but the fake tec...

 

What's an NFT?

You may have heard of people and companies selling NFTs. For example, Marvel, William Shatner, Taco...

 

The worst passwords of 2021 and how not to be on the list

After years of security breaches at the companies we trust with our data and zero-day security...

 

Wi-Fi extender vs. mesh network, and closing Android apps

Don't give up if your home Wi-Fi signal doesn't reach the other side of the house, upstairs, or out...

 

Deleting unused accounts, securing Google Sync

Data breaches are common. Security fails even on major sites like Yahoo, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot...

 

Windows 10 video editor

Did you know Windows has a built-in video editor? While more like Apple iMovie or Windows Movie...

 

Android phone settings

To conserve your battery, reduce your cellular data usage, and increase your privacy, here are setti...

 

iPhone settings

To conserve your battery, reduce your cellular data usage, and increase your privacy, here are setti...

 

Windows 11?

Remember how I've been telling you that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows? And...

 

Deleting junk emails, and using DuckDuckGo Maps

Do you struggle with hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of emails in your inbox? Do you...

 

Tracking you on the web

As we use the internet for shopping, research, bill paying or playing games, we know that the...

 

Dumb phones, controlling Windows Updates

Also known as feature phones, dumb phones are phones without the smarts of a smartphone. They come...

 

Analogies and number pads

Analogies are helpful as a comparison between two things to explain technology in simple terms....

 

Virtual private networks (VPN)

What is a virtual private network (VPN), and why would you want one? If we break it down starting...

 

Computational photography, location services

Whether you use a traditional digital camera or the camera app on your smartphone, it takes two...

 

Not secure and 'initialism'

Remember when there was a little green lock in your browser when you went to a secure website like...

 

Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the biggest and fastest-growing threats online. The year 2020 saw a massive...

 

Changing passwords

Yep, passwords again. Once upon a time, say a whole two or three years ago, "they" told us to...

 

Chip shortages, Windows tools

No, not delicious tortilla chips. I'm talking about semiconductor microchips. We have a global short...

 

How to abbreviate online

It started with shortening words to type faster by using fewer characters, but has now spread to...

 

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