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Technical debt and infrastructure, staying online when the power goes out

Technical debt is a term used in the software industry. All the trade-offs, shortcuts, and...

 

Wi-Fi – What is it, where did it come from and how to make yours better

Wi-Fi is a technology that uses a high-frequency radio signal to connect devices without wires....

 

Duck Duck Go, iOS 13 settings

If you want to loosen the leash Google has around your neck during your online activities, consider...

 

One port to rule them all

The Universal Serial Bus, or USB. You know, that plug that can only go in one of two ways, but...

 

iPhones and Windows10 – getting them to work together, run Windows in Windows

iPhones, from both a hardware and an apps perspective, have gotten so good that many people don't...

 

Locked out?

We all use devices (smartphone, tablet, or computer) that contain information we don't want stranger...

 

5G – What is it?

What is it? 5G refers to the fifth generation of cellular network. The current king-of-the-hill in...

 

A new Facebook scam, iOS 13's battery optimization

Scammers have discovered that Facebook is a good vehicle for tricking people into giving them...

 

Major Windows 10 security problem, cell phone robocallsTech Talk

Catchy headline, right? That's what many tech and consumer-facing sites have been running lately,...

 

Netflix account sharing, previewing email, flooring your computer

The Netflix Terms of Use clearly prohibit you from sharing your Netflix account's password with...

 

Windows XP security patch, more Intel chip problems

Windows XP security patch Remember back in 2014, when Microsoft ended support for Windows XP?...

 

Fake tech support (still), Alexa or privacy (not both), Gmail features

I know, I know. I can't believe it either, but apparently, those fake tech support scammers are...

 

Windows 7 nagging, smartphone diagnostics

Windows 7 nagging Microsoft won't stop supporting Windows 7 (Win7) until January of next year, but...

 

Smartphone location data

Everybody wants the location data in your smartphone. Your carrier, your phone's operating system,...

 

Chrome password checkup, ji32k7au4a83, 12-inch extension cords

Chrome password checkup Every time we hear about a data breach somewhere, we know that a new bunch...

 

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars: the media (whether, for you, that means reading web sites, reading physical...

 

Inkjet vs. laser, Chrome password checker, streaming radio

Inkjet vs. lasers You're probably tired of your printer telling you it's out of black, magenta,...

 

The end of Windows 7, plus microwave ovens and Wi-Fi

Windows 7 support ends Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 with security updates on Jan. 14,...

 

iPhones and Windows, YouTubeTV, useful or fun websites

Sync and backup your iPhone to Windows iPhones used to pretend that Windows didn’t even exist....

 

Windows shutdown process, saved passwords on 'iThings'

The Windows shutdown process After you click "Shutdown," and before your computer actually turns...

 

We have created a wonderful place

I've written before about the great work being done by very smart and talented people on behalf of...

 

Top passwords, Alexa's wake word and Instagram photos

Top passwords of 2018 A company called SplashData analyzed more than 5 million accounts/passwords...

 

Fake tech support scams, passwords and managers

Fake tech support scams They're still out there, you know. Like chewing gum stuck to the bottom of y...

 

Internet speeds, sand and computers

Internet speed tests Do you know how fast your internet is? Do you know how fast it should be? A...

 

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