Category: Safety

How To Make Your Technology Less Frustrating and More Fun This Year

image of computer with 2019 on the screen

“It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix my family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.”  From: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support  by Jason Fitzpatrick Do you have someone in your family who takes care of your techie problems for you? I was…

Best Antivirus Programs

I wouldn’t trust free. My Techs recommend WebRoot in conjunction with Malwarebytes or BitDefender but BitDefender can slow things down.

Six Simple Maintenance Tips for Windows PCs

Most computer owners don’t know much about basic computer maintenance and their PCs are likely to slow down or crash as a result. Of course, most of us don’t know much about cars either, but we know to give them gas, change the oil and keep an eye out for flat tires. It’s the same…

To Sleep or Shut Down, That is the Question

When your computer is not in use, do you shut it down, put it to sleep, or just keep it turned on? In working with clients, it’s come to my attention that many people don’t completely shut down their computers from time to time.  Letting your computer just go to sleep night after night can…

Are you wondering if you should upgrade your OS?

There are major changes happening with computer and mobile gadget operating systems and it’s my mission to make it easy for you to keep up and enjoy the many benefits.

AOL Phishing Scam

AOL Phishing Scam One of my clients sent this to me yesterday. It’s a Phishing scam, just as she suspected. Good job Harriett! Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database,In order to receive the messages Click Here  to Login and wait for response from  AOL Mail .We apologies…

Phishing Alert: Watch Out For This!

I thought you should know about this right away. After seeing my Techie Tip about phishing on Saturday, my daughter sent the following email about a phishing problem with Anthem Insurance.  Even if you don’t have Anthem Insurance, this will reinforce what I said about “phishing. ” Heh Mom, Did you know about this? Last week,…

Looking for Work On Craigslist – Safety Tips

Hi Mardi, I am still in Brazil. I am trying to put an add for a new job on craigslist and I can’t do it. I open the craigslist page but I can’t find the right place. Could you help me doing that? I will try to call you. I recently received this message from…

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe I know you hate having to use so many passwords.  It’s a big pain to keep track of them.  You might even be using the same password for multiple sites and allowing your web browser to save them so you don’t have to login every time. A recent article by…

Simple Fixes for Webcam Spying

Are you scared by all the news stories suggesting that hackers can spy on you through your computer and gadget cameras? My mother has been really concerned about it and I understand how scary it can be.  It is almost overwhelming and really annoying when all these “advances” in technology bring new challenges and require…

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