Is the Way You’re Using Technology Hurting You?

You’ve probably heard to use good posture if you’re in front of a computer for any stretch of time. Well, those were the good old days; now we have tiny devices that are even worse for our neck, shoulders and back and even our attitudes.

By |2022-10-10T16:30:17-07:00August 3rd, 2016|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on Is the Way You’re Using Technology Hurting You?

Avoid Getting Caught in a Phishing Scam

It starts when you get an email from someone you haven’t emailed in a long time asking if you meant to send them a strange email. Then you get another email like this and then several more. You realize that someone has gained access to your email account and emailed everyone in your contact list.

By |2022-10-10T16:30:17-07:00June 7th, 2016|Basic Tech Moves, Security|1 Comment

Your Personal Files Can Be Taken Hostage

Ransomware is malicious software that gets on your computer and encrypts your files so that you can no longer access them. The program will tell you that your files are encrypted and the only way to get them back is to pay for a decryption key. It may also say that you have a deadline [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:18-07:00November 11th, 2015|Basic Tech Moves, Security|Comments Off on Your Personal Files Can Be Taken Hostage

What happened to your fast computer?

How many times have you seen advertisements for software promising to make your computer faster by “boosting” your performance, “tweaking” your registry or “cleaning” your pc? If they were honest, they would say “Want a slower computer? Our program FeebleUtility 2014 will add more to your computers workload for only $49.99! Also, we’ll constantly and [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:19-07:00August 19th, 2014|Basic Tech Moves|2 Comments

Automatically Backup Your Photos to Google+

If you have a Google account, you have 15 GB of free cloud storage you can use between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. A Google account is handy to use as cloud storage for your photos, especially if you don’t really use Google Drive or Gmail. If you’d like a Google account or an additional one, sign up [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:20-07:00April 24th, 2014|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on Automatically Backup Your Photos to Google+

Get A Handle On The Heartbleed Bug

The recently discovered Heartbleed bug allows attackers to read data that is supposed to be encrypted (protected) such as your log in information to a particular website. Somewhere around a quarter of all websites have been affected by this bug. After last week, many of the website originally affected have been patched. Once a website [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:20-07:00April 18th, 2014|Basic Tech Moves, Security|0 Comments
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