Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

The More You Know, the Less You Want to Know

(aka “The News Keeps Getting Brighter and Brighter.”)

sigh.. okay folks. Be aware:

* Traveling to US? Agencies want to Spy on your Social Media activities right from Airport

Hey! Welcome to the United States. May we have your Twitter handle, please? That’s exactly what you’ll likely be asked by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the airport prior to entering U.S. soil. Yes, your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US Visa process as U.S. Customs and Border … ” Read More..

Of course, that’s just par for our course. And so is this:

* Dozens of Malicious Apps on Play Store can Root & Hack 90% of Android Devices

It’s not at all surprising that the Google Play Store is surrounded by a large number of malicious apps that has the ability to gain users’ attention into falling victim for one, but this time, it is even worse than most people realize. Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a family of …Read more..

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Today’s quote:I’m not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life’s too short and we’ve got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work.” ~ Jane Asher

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 27, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, security, hardware, privacy, Internet, cyber crime, News, hackers, Google, cloud computing, Android, consumer electronics | 2 Comments

This is important (and sign the petition)

Folks, one to read, and take action on … NOW.

* STOP Rule 41 — FBI should not get Legal Power to Hack Computers Worldwide

“We have been hearing a lot about Rule 41 after the US Department of Justice has pushed an update to the rule. The change to the Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure grants the FBI much greater powers to hack legally into any computer across the country, and perhaps anywhere in the … ” Read more..

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Today’s quote:I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” ~ Marla Gibbs

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 24, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, Internet, News, privacy, security | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Father’s Day and SB #220

I’d like to wish all the dad’s out there a

Fathers-Day2

And again, post an interesting image for your Sunday.

Click on image to see more by this artist

Click on image to see more by this artist

“weird.” by Dee Ashley, courtesy of Flicker Commons.

Today’s quotable quote:Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 19, 2016 Posted by | Digital Images | | Leave a comment

July 29th, and Windows Ten

Folks, many of you (well, any Windows user, really) will ‘need to know’ the following…

* What happens to those free Windows 10 upgrades after July 29, 2016?

We’re nearing the end of Microsoft’s unprecedented free upgrade offer for Windows 10. The offer officially expires July 29, 2016, on the one-year anniversary of the operating system’s initial release. But what happens then?” [Updated] Read more..

Once you’ve understood that, you may next want to refer back to the article I posted the other day: How to lock in your free Windows 10 upgrade and keep using your old Windows version

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Today’s quote:The wise does at once what the fool does at last.” ~ Baltasar Gracian

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June 17, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, tech, upgrading, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Beauty #219

Folks, here’s another interesting image for your Sunday.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“4 legs” by Joan Sorolla, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

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Today’s quote:We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

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June 12, 2016 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Um… yah.

It is not terribly surprising to see this in my Inbox..

shaneka

I mean.. people are curious creatures by nature. And some *people* are going to take advantage of that. (And some people are lonely, and some *people* are going to take advantage of that.)

But I assure that I don’t know anyone named “Shaneka”, and I assure you that should I have tried to view that eCard, very bad things would have happened.

So – even though I really shouldn’t have to be saying this in the year 2016: IF YOU DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE SENDER –> DELETE IMMEDIATELY.

The Internet is a dangerous place, full of predators. Never forget. Always surf with your “paranoid common sense” fully activated.

Or your computer will be locked by ransomware, and you’ll have to pay the blackmailers to get your files back.

Every passing month, the idea of ‘going off the grid’ seems more and more appealing.

Note: when you see asterisk at the beginning and end of a word, it indicates the author cannot publish the word they’d prefer to use.

June 9, 2016 Posted by | advice, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet, security | Leave a comment

Big Brother is Facebook — Here’s what EVERYONE needs to do

Whether you ever had a FB account or not, you need to read this and do these things now.

* Stop Facebook tracking you across the web, change these settings

Facebook member or not, the social networking giant will soon follow you across the web — thanks to its new advertising strategy.Read more..

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Weird: It was 9 years ago today that I posted my first ‘How To’ here.. My, my.. almost a decade.

Today’s quote:Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” ~ Peter Marshall

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 7, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, how to, Internet, privacy, security | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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