#014 – 1Password – July 29, 2019

How secure are you? The only thing worse than a weak password is using the same password for multiple accounts. But coming up with strong passwords is hard, and remembering a hundred different passwords is even harder. One important step you can take toward better online security is using a password manager. Apple builds one called Keychain into its computers. Most browsers save passwords. But … Continue reading #014 – 1Password – July 29, 2019

#013 – DuckDuckGo – July 22, 2019

Just Google it. That’s what people say when they talk about searching for something online. Google is synonymous with search, and makes billions of dollars off of our constant curiosity. But Google collects lots of information about you, in order to show ads to you. And for privacy advocates, that’s too high a price to pay. Instead of Google, try DuckDuckGo. Yes, DuckDuckGo is a … Continue reading #013 – DuckDuckGo – July 22, 2019

#012 – FaceApp & Neuralink – July 19, 2019 [Video]

There are reports the viral FaceApp is sending all your photos to Russia. What’s going on? As with most viral stories, there’s reason to be concerned, but it’s probably not as bad as it sounds. FaceApp, which already caught the attention of security researchers two years ago, is back in the news again with people taking the ‘FaceApp challenge,’ which is posting photos in which … Continue reading #012 – FaceApp & Neuralink – July 19, 2019 [Video]

#011 – Buffer – July 15, 2019

If you run a business, you probably promote it on social media. But who has the time to can’t spend all day tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. Fortunately, there’s Buffer. Buffer is an app for scheduling posts to social media. At its simplest, Buffer lets you build up a series of posts that are then published over time. Buffer supports Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, … Continue reading #011 – Buffer – July 15, 2019

#010 – Brave Browser – July 8, 2019

Is your web browser spying on you? A recent Washington Post column declared Google Chrome to be ‘spy software.’ It’s the most popular web browser, but it’s made by Google, one of the world’s biggest advertising companies. The Washington Post found that Chrome picked up over 11,000 tracking cookies in just a single week of use. Cookies do help customize content for you, but they … Continue reading #010 – Brave Browser – July 8, 2019

#008 – Apple WWDC 2019 [Video] – June 4, 2019

Q: What did Apple announce at its annual World-Wide Developers Conference (WWDC)? A: Although WWDC is targeted at software developers, the keynote address that kicks off each conference is Apple’s chance to announce things to a global audience. This year, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled new hardware in addition to the usual software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Q: What new hardware was announced? … Continue reading #008 – Apple WWDC 2019 [Video] – June 4, 2019