Tech – for Everyone

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

A Brief Check-in

Howdy folks.

Here are a few items for your consideration.

Red Flags: there are a couple…


I pity the fool who opens that attachment..

In the news:
Government Passwords Are Incredibly Easy to Hack

Some of the federal government’s most sensitive data are protected by passwords that wouldn’t pass muster for even the most basic civilian email account, according to a new congressional report.Read more..

Body odor passes smell test as biometric

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid are exploring a new form of biometric authentication – body odor.

Turns out your smell – which may be just as offensive as the next guy’s – is at least unique.Read more..

Are you ready to live in a connected home?

The notions of “smart appliances” and “home automation” have been bandied about for years, but they always seemed to be just over the horizon, a “Jetsons” fantasy that would never come true. Technology has a funny way of catching up with fantasy; the connected home may finally become a real thing. Check out some hot new products that are paving the way for a more connected lifestyle of the future.Read more..

Progress marches on..

* I see we’re up to Firefox v27 now…

* Six challenges for Microsoft as the Satya Nadella era begins

Congratulations, Satya Nadella. You’re the new CEO of Microsoft! What are you going to do next? I don’t have any advice, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what’s on the new boss’s to-do list.Read more..

* There were many articles posted inre the fact Facebook turned 10.
But it’s impossible for me to care less.

Apple: We didn’t pass iPhone, iPad device IDs to FBI

Both the FBI and now Apple have come forward to state that they had no involvement the ongoing ‘UDID-gate,’ which led to more than 1 million iOS device codes leaking to the Web.Read more..

A pretty picture:


Click on image to see more by this artist (reco’d)

“a sunday ride” by rosmary, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote: ““A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

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February 6, 2014 - Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, Microsoft, News, tech | , , , ,

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