♦ It’s a challenge just keeping up with all the new things happening with technology. Therefore, my mission is to bring those technews items that could be useful not only for BabyBoomers, but interesting for those who have a Smartphone, tablet, or curiosity in ‘what’s happening with tech’ :). Continue reading
It seems that it was not so long ago that preparing our grade school children, high school teenagers, and college bound students for back to school items consisted of purchasing new clothing, books, pencils, crayons etc. Maybe we knew more recently about laptops, or desktop computers; however, there is a whole new world out there when it comes to understanding what to buy for your students, and yourselves :). That’s why Tech4Boomers searched around for some suggestions that you could review if you are still deciding what to do, and what to buy. Continue reading
Let’s face it. We all keep fighting the good fight, but every time we hear a news story about ‘HaCkErS‘ a shudder runs through our brains. And moreover, we wonder whether we, or the companies have any control over our security ONLINE. After all, we can have super passwords and usernames, but if the companies where we use those keys to get access to our information are not well-prepared to protect us, what are we to do? Continue reading
Ok BabyBoomers, this question is for you :) :
What did you do the last time you parked your car, and when you went to pick it up you could not remember where to look for the car? Did the BabyBoomer friends you were having all that fun with recall where you parked the car? Continue reading
I read an article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently about Apps, which have access to your social accounts. Continue reading
There is no longer any doubt that in today’s world often we use technology to help us with our lives. As a matter of fact, JOB HUNTING is no longer done in the old-fashioned way, and I don’t mean newspapers. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the on-line application process. Making your way through the many application requirements, and then hoping that you will be among the very lucky prospective candidates to get a response can be frustrating, to say the least. Continue reading
OK, let’s be honest with each other. How many passwords do you have? For myself, I’ve lost count. Seriously, do you know where all your passwords are? Maybe you have them on a post-it, or two. Chances are it’s becoming more and more difficult for you to keep track of them; especially since experts recommend passwords should be changed at least every six months.
Things To Do
A. You can read about a password generator app (Wolfram) from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolfram-password-generator/id479550619?mt=8
B. Symantec suggests that we use mnemonic phrases to create passwords. Examples of mnemonic phrases might include a phrase spelled phonetically, such as ‘ImaKat!’ (instead of ‘I’m a cat!’) or the first letters of a memorable phrase such as ‘qbfjold*’ = “quick brown fox jumped over lazy dog.” You can read more at http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/simplest-security-guide-better-password-practices
C. If you’re running out of ideas about how to keep up this very important responsibility, you may want to use an App to help you organize/protect your passwords. This method may be a little difficult for Baby Boomers to embrace; however, I have learned recently that Echo Boomers use their smartphones to do all kinds of things. Two examples are banking and paying the check at the restaurant. And yes, some of them think that the use of Apps to protect their identities is the best way to handle this important chore. That brings me to an article I read about Apps that manage all of this information in one place. Below is a brief summary of available Apps you can use to help you with passwords. You can click the link below to read the article.
D. Password Security Suggestions: 1) Use a different password for the websites that you visit frequently. 2) Use a Password Manager.
1password. Read a review at: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2408348,00.asp
Lastpass. Free! Read a review at: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426798,00.asp
Onesafe. ios App. Read a review at: http://webapprater.com/reviews/onesafe-ios-app-provides-full-security.html
Keeper. Free! Read about it at: https://keepersecurity.com/
I hope this is helpful! :)