Tech – for Everyone

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

Thanksgiving 2016

This year is passing so quickly…

I plan to strictly adhere to this Nutrition Pyramid.

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Please accept my wishes for a safe and happy Holiday!


Please remember — we are now in prime Cybercrime Season. Let’s be careful and cautious out there. And I mean use your full powers of paranoid common sense. Guard your wallet and your purse. Drive double-carefully. Don’t open unsolicited emails. Etc., etc..

Today’s quote: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

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

November 23, 2016 Posted by | blogging | Leave a comment

Today’s ‘Must Read’

Folks, not only does everyone need to read this article, but pass it along to their friends and family.

* How your connected home or office is a gift for hackers, criminals, and cyber spies

The Internet of Things needs to learn how to secure devices — and fast.Read more..

[ Note: I also highly recommend clicking on some of the embedded articles.. Like, the Snowden one.. ]

Related articles: (In my way of thinking..)

* Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories — including domains visited — for one year. Not only that, the law also gives the intelligence agencies the power to hack into computers and devices of citizens.Read more..

* Distracted minds: 3 tips to disconnect from tech and increase productivity

Adam Gazzaley, neurologist and author of The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World, explains how multitasking damages focus, and offers advice for workplace productivity.Read more..

.. But the truth is, no one’s going to read those. And no one’s going to change their thinking or behavior. I’m wasting my time.

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Today’s quote:No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 17, 2016 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, gadgets, hackers, Internet, Internet of Things, mobile, networking, News, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Own an Android? Read this!

It just keeps getting better and better..

* Pre-installed Backdoor On 700 Million Android Phones Sending Users’ Data To China

Do you own an Android smartphone? You could be one of those 700 Million users whose phone is secretly sending text messages to China every 72 hours. You heard that right. Over 700 Million Android smartphones contain a secret ‘backdoor’ that surreptitiously sends all your text messages, call log, contact list, location history, and app data to China every 72 hours.” Read more..

This is why you don’t let your enemy build your stuff.. And it’s as predictable as the sunrise. It might sound paranoid, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this (type thing) isn’t on every device made there (maybe dormant) and it’s why I won’t buy Lenovo.

November 16, 2016 Posted by | advice, Android, cellular, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, gadgets, News, privacy, security | Leave a comment

Sunday Beauty #130

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

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“Fantastic” by Ark PP, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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

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

Eating my words :( — Uninstall Web of Trust now

Folks, long time readers may remember, years ago now (decades in computer years) I recommended a ‘safe surfing’ browser add-on. A tech news headline – arrived today – has me regretting that.

* ‘Web Of Trust’ Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users’ Data — Uninstall It Now

Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them ..” Read more…

[ NOTE: even if you never heard of WoT, reading the article is a good education on the kind of spying the tech companies have been doing. ]

My love affair with technology is officially over.

Today’s quote:The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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November 8, 2016 Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, Internet, News, privacy, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Consider these three..

Folks, put your thinking caps on and consider these three headlines, found in my inbox today.

1) Mirai botnet attackers are trying to knock an entire country offline

2) Hundreds Of Operations Canceled After Malware Hacks Hospitals Systems

3) Google Home review: A promising step towards the future

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Today’s quote:A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.” ~ Winston Churchill

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November 3, 2016 Posted by | hackers, Internet, News, tech | Leave a comment

Interesting… (maybe)

I found this video more interesting than any tech headline recently.. (sorry, Apple.)

And if you have any craft-y, creative-idity in you, you might too.

But those of you who do want some tech, you should read this (mind you, I personally change the word “may” and “could” to “will”).

* A collision of Chinese manufacturing, globalization, and consumer ignorance could ruin the internet for everyone

The recent internet-crippling DDoS attack bodes terribly for the future of the web.Read more..

And nobody seems to be paying attention that Obama gave up USA control of the web.. China’s gonna get it…
My days with tech are numbered.

Today’s quote:I am easily satisfied with the very best.” ~ Winston Churchill

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

November 1, 2016 Posted by | cyber crime, digital Video, hackers, Internet, Internet of Things, News, security | Leave a comment