Smartphone Security Apps

mobile securityMore and more these days smartphones have become our way to conduct personal business. Passwords are keyed into these devices to purchase items, conduct bank business, and order lunch.  Credit card information is stored. It’s a convenient way to get things done not just quickly, but also expeditiously.

We also rely on these devices to be a safe way for conducting all manner of other business.  So, the question is what have you done lately to make sure that your mobile device is protected from hackers?  If you haven’t thought about this, I suggest you do so in the near future.  I read recently that Android phones can be more susceptible to viruses and malware attacks because of  the open nature of that operating system. IPhone users can also be exposed to these types of attacks as well.  Below are some free apps you will want to explore to support you in your efforts to “use expeditiously and be relatively more secure”.

  1. AVAST Mobile Security
  2. LOOKOUT Security and Antivirus
  3. 1PASSWORD
  4. LASTPASS

Learn more about these apps via Video Feature: Protect Your Smartphone Data With Some Fortifications – The New York Times.

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What’s Happening with Windows 10?

green windows10 postOn July 29th those of us who have Windows Operating Systems will probably run toward the new operating system Windows 10.  In the meanwhile, in case you are not sure what to expect, here are a few articles that should help you understand what to expect, and what you are entitled to.  As usual, just click the link at the end of the summary to get full details.

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Apple is First Again with the Apple Watch

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Once again Apple is in the forefront with its latest and greatest tech gadget for our amusement and to our delight.  And, guess what?  We can’t wait to buy it!  Who can figure out the mentality of the Apple buyer?  Word is that it’s the best Smart Watch on the market if you believe Consumer Reports. Check out the article for yourself. via Apple Watch is the best smartwatch around, says Consumer Report – SlashGear.

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Of course, there are other tech pros who have their review of the watch you may want to read. Continue reading

Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

7856760[1]What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how can we prevent it?

Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

If you spend a lot of time doing activities that involve forceful or repetitive hand or wrist movement or use of vibrating equipment, you have an increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. These activities can include driving, working with small instruments, knitting, or using a sander. Continue reading

March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register!

And you'll get a badge! Who doesn't love a badge?

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20

Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and connections that will keep you going over the long haul.

You’ll walk away with a stronger focus for your blog, several published posts and a handful of drafts, a theme that reflects your personality, a small (but growing!) audience, a grasp of blogging etiquette — and a bunch of new friends.

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Photography 101: A Photo a Day — March 2 – 27

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Black Tech inventors Who Shaped the Modern World

canstockphoto3111576We wouldn’t be enjoying our gadgets and apps without these amazing innovators. This list of dreamers and scientists include a “godfather”, a “father” and two women, who, along with the rest of these high achievers, have helped shape our modern, digital, connected world.via Black Tech inventors Who Shaped the Modern World.

 

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Celebrating Black History with APPS

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canstockphoto11531826In 1926, Dr. Woodson initiated the celebration of Negro History Week, which corresponded with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  In 1976, this celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, and today Black History Month garners support throughout the country as people of all ethnic and social backgrounds discuss the black experience.  

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