Tech – for Everyone

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

I Like Fridays Better Than Mondays..

I do not have a lot of time today, but here are a few things..

* MediaFire Launches Android App With 50GB Free Storage

MediaFire is rolling out the red carpet for Android owners, unlocking 50GB of free storage along with its new Android-based storage application.

The app joins its iOS counterpart in providing on-the-go productivity for people who need to access and share files from anywhere.” Read more..

[update: for a review of MediaFire from a man I trust, click here.]

And sometimes, I do not know whether to laugh, or cry.. (but it is an interesting read): Facebook Posts Easier to Remember Than Actual Faces, Books

Your memory of Facebook posts is likely stronger than your recollection of actual faces or actual books, according to a new study.Read more..

After yesterday’s article, a reader wrote and asked..

Q:Hi Paul, How about some discussion on AV availability for smart phones, especially the new Windows phone I got during the holidays.” ~ Jay

A: Jay,
Well.. smartphones and tablets are not my area of expertise; but I have discussed that in the past, (and posted 15 Mobile Security Tools (smart phones/tablets) in my Blogroll links) but it has been a while.

I do not use iGadgets, so I don’t know what is currently available for iOS in the iStore (at one point, there was nothing). Same goes for the Windows Phone. But I use Lookout on my (Android) phone and am trying Norton Mobile Lite on my (Android) tablet (both are free). So far I have no complaints with either. (And I believe they have versions for the other mobiles.)
I haven’t looked to see if anyone has posted any efficacy tests recently, but your comment/question has prompted me to make a mental note to research that.

This may help too: Got a New Phone For Christmas? Don’t Forget These Safety Tips

Perhaps a reader can contribute more on this question..?

* A game-changing lawsuit? Free credit checks sought after ‘unprecedented’ data loss

Class-action lawsuit launched by N.L. lawyer on behalf of 583,000 CanadiansRead more..

(If agencies actually could be held liable for the data they lose… BIG changes will occur..! [Right now, it’s kinda just an “oh, well.”])

* Friday Fun Video

Today’s quote:Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.” ~ Groucho Marx

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January 18, 2013 Posted by | advice, Android, antivirus, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, Internet, Microsoft, Portable Computing, security | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday Beauty 102

I didn’t have to go looking for an interesting image to post today. Today’s SB kinda just .. fell into my lap.

How that happened was, some guy “liked” yesterday’s article. And I happened to notice that his was an intriguingly-named web address (“hikingphoto.com”)
So (after checking the W.O.T. and SiteAdvisor colors) I clicked, and took a look-see.

I am glad I did. There are some very nice, and very interesting images posted there. But because I noted that he is offering these images for sale, I am not going to violate his ‘copyright’, or whatnot, and copy>paste one of his photos — but I will give you a small “sample” (sometimes known as a “tease”) and invite you to click and see his gallery of spectacular images.

Click me to see more!

Though the website’s title is “Canadian Hiking Photography”, there is more to see there than just some nature pictures. And he writes several “how I took that shot” articles that I think all you amateur shutterbugs will want to see. It won’t take much of your time (it’s a small website) so go ahead, click here. Take a peek for yourself.

Today’s quote:Well done is better than well said.” ~ Poor Richard’s Almanac

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September 23, 2012 Posted by | Digital Images | , , | Leave a comment