Way back in the day I purchased one of the very first windows “smart” phones, and boy did I feel like I had the best phone. Compared to today’s phones I might as well have been using smoke signals. The first real smartphone I ever owned was an Android HTC (can’t remember the exact model), and I immediately loved how customizable the Android platform was.
Don’t be a Fool this April Fool’s Day! Every year our computers and smart devices are subject to an ever growing number of online threats, and your own knowledge is a crucial part of protecting yourself. Here we’ll define the common types of Malware (Malicious Software) you may encounter online, and how you can better protect yourself.
As someone who takes a lot of pictures and has thousands of music files, storage is a big concern for me when it comes to computers and other devices. Recently I was in the market for a new laptop, and I keep hearing how solid state drives are the way to go for many reasons. The idea of going from a 1TB hard drive to a 256 GB drive was super concerning, especially since I didn’t want to have to rely on being connected to an external drive constantly.
If you're looking to trade in your phone, or hand it down to a friend or family member, you probably don't want to hand over your data, pics, music or apps with it. Here are the steps you'll want to take before giving your phone to someone else.
One of the things we often see when we work on clients’ computers is a covered webcam – usually with a strip of tape, occasionally with a post-it note, band-aid, or, in some more extreme cases, with paint or nail polish. It’s understandable to see a camera lens pointed at you and wonder what it’s doing. After all, how do you know somebody’s not watching it right now? This made the national news last year when FBI director James Comey, following advice he’d seen online, admitted he taped over the camera on his computer. This might very well leave you wondering if this is something we need to worry about or do in our daily lives.