♥ Happy New Year, Tech4Boomers followers! And, thank you for choosing to read my blog. I am hopeful that you will continue to find useful tips that will help your computer/mobile and Internet explorations a safe cyber traveling experience.
With that said, it has become somewhat challenging to have a safer cyber experience. From the predators like Typo/Cyber Squatters to the onslaught of identity theft, and more over the cyber thief who holds you for ransom until you pay a price to get your computer back! Some of you may recall my post last year when I reported that I had that experience. https://tech4boomers.com/2017/10/24/malware-safety-requirements/
Antivirus software is an absolute must if you are using your computer to surf the Internet. There is NO excuse not to have software that helps you to detect threats and keep you protected!
Often we pay for these antivirus programs – however, there are FREE antivirus programs available. Yes! Read the information below and get yourself security against those cyber bad guys. It’s worth your time. Continue reading “Free !New Year 2018 Antivirus Protection”
Where are you with your holiday shopping? Already December is one-third gone, and before you know it, the time will be upon you to give out the wonderful deals you managed to find. Or, is it the case that you don’t have any idea where to get the Cyber deals?
I searched around, and I think some of the deals I found you will be pleased with. What if I told you, there are deals for as little as $20.00! Tom’s Guide had a few links I think are worth exploring. Click the sale pic to find them.
PC Magazine has the best deals for laptops. You can click the pic below to find the best deal for your holiday dollars.
Yes! Yay! It’s that time of year again when the tech deals are piling up to get you into the stores just before the full-fledged holiday shopping! Already the listings are coming in.
♦ According to Tom’s Guide the term Black Friday dates back to the 1800s .
♦ For years, it was common for retailers to open their doors as early as 5 or 6 a.m. to kick off a lengthy day of extreme sales. Between 2005 and 2010, the opening time shifted earlier each year, until stores such as Target and Best Buy were opening their doors at midnight on Thanksgiving night. Source: What Is Black Friday? – History, Statistics and Deals – Tom’s Guide
There were so many great deal offers that it was hard for me to pick out the best, so here is what I came up with.
♦ Business Insider says there are deals you can purchase right now before Black Friday from Best Buy. Computers, Tablets, Headphones. Click this link for details: http://www.businessinsider.com
FYI: Best Buy will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving.
♦ For Smartphones, Tablets, Amazon Echo, Google Home Mini, you can view the best deals at the Fortune website.
Click this link http://fortune.com
♦ PC World has a slide show of 11 great deals. If you’re interested in an Acer Chromebook 14, SurfacePro 4, Amazon Echo Dot click this link: https://www.pcworld.com
♦ PCWorld also advises that people check back at their website the week beginning November 19 for the best bargins after Black Friday.
Continue reading “Black Friday 2017 Tech Deals! YAY :)”
How to avoid Malware is one of the most common hazards to your computer when you’re online, but it’s easy to avoid. Developing safe and smart browsing habits can protect you from malware and other threats, like viruses. Securing your computer and learning how to identify and avoid suspicious links are the fundamentals of safe browsing habits. Source: Internet Safety: How to Avoid Malware – Full Page
If you think you cannot be fooled by online ‘ransom perpetrators‘, I assure you that it can happen before you know it.
- Below is a screen shot of what happened to me on my home computer, and I must admit I was not paying attention at the time.
- Before I knew it, I had clicked a link and I became a PC user being held hostage. A password was put on my computer, and I could not access it.
- There ensued a very stressful and costly sequence of experiences.
I knew that I would be asked for money to get my PC returned to me, but I was also concerned whether I would continue to be plagued by this issue once I gave them the money. When I called, the people sounded very professional, and sure enough they had total control of my PC, and in addition my home Network! Continue reading “Malware Safety Requirements!”
Yes, it seems that this time of year comes faster than we are prepared to believe. However, it’s still not too late to catch some very nice buys.
I searched the www for technology that could be useful as you, those of you who have college kids, and other youngsters who might need resources. Below are links which describe where you can find free, low prices, and other useful technology tools – apps, best laptop deals and much more.
Use this link to find apps that will help you with organizing, research and more.
Back to school APPS
- As you and your kids prepare to head back to the classroom this fall, you’ll want to make sure you are ready for the busy days ahead. Between writing papers, studying for tests, and conducting research, you’ll be looking for tools to make student life easier. Source: The Best Laptops and Tablets for Back to School
Continue reading “School Days & Best Tech Deals”
What are you doing to keep your e-mailbox organized, up-to-date, and under control so that there are not too many unanswered, unread, or e-clutter mail items? Sometimes, I move mail to a trash bin when I cannot get it under control. But with Mailstrom, the task of organization becomes much easier. I suggest you try it right away!
Are you aware that you can get your e-mailbox clutter under control fairly easily using Mailstrom, which works with Gmail AOL, Outlook, and any other email service that supports IMAP. And you can try it for free just to get the hang of it.
- Mailstrom is a web-based email client that allows you to take bulk actions on your inboxes. Connect Mailstrom to your email (Gmail, Outlook, AOL, iCloud, etc) and then Delete, Archive and Move messages by the hundreds or thousands. Keep your inbox clean with features like Unsubscribe, Block Sender/Subject, automatic rules, and daily or weekly email reports.
- How does the free trial work? All users get a free trial of Mailstrom. When you sign up, Mailstrom takes a snapshot of the messages in your inbox (if you have more than 5,000 messages, it will load the latest 5,000).
- You can use Mailstrom to delete, archive or move 25% of your messages. To act on more messages, you will need to subscribe to one of the plans. Your Mailstrom free trial does not require a credit card and entails no obligation on your part. Look at it as a chance to take some free whacks at your inbox with our awesome power tools. Source: Mailstrom: Frequently Asked Questions
- Click the image below to access Mailstrom.
Check for more details at: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044597/review-mailstrom-puts-you-in-control-of-your-email.html
Nowadays there are many resources available to us via the Internet and APPS, which give Black History information. Below are some that I like.
♦ ORIGINS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. Source: Black History Month – Black History – HISTORY.com
For those of you who like to explore information using APPS these links will lead you to some interesting sources.
- Get fresh and razor-sharp insights on black news and perspectives from The Root. Download The Root Android app to get: *Highlights of the hottest news stories from around the web *Our hand-picked selection of commentary by the top African-American writers *Original features tackling race, politics, society, culture and the day’s most-talked about topics.Source: The Root – Android Apps on Google Play
- Description The Then and Now Series offers an informative look into the lives of 100 people in history. The initial product covers 100 people in Black History.Source: Then and Now Series: Black History on the App Store