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Fake Email’s – A Scam That Doesn’t Go Away

Since the invention of email, there have been bad guys trying to trick others into giving up personal information. The fact that in the 25+ years since the start of the internet, as we know it, the trend continues. That just means that there are still people out there falling for these types of scams. Some of the emails are …

How to Opt Out Of Emergency Alerts On Your Cell Phone

More and more these days people receive alerts via their cell phones. From storm alerts to amber alerts, everyone gets alerts. Today’s post will cover How to Opt Out Of Emergency Alerts On Your Cell Phone What Is The Wireless Emergency Alert System  The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), is also known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) or Personal Localized …

How to resolve SD Card issues (For Windows and Mac)

I ran into an issue this week when I attempted to format an 8 GB High Capacity SD Card inside of a camera and it failed to format. I then put the SD card in a pc and attempted the format only to have the format fail in the pc as well. The pc would report that the SD card …

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Apple Releases macOS 10.12.1 for Mac

For those of you that have Mac laptops, Apple has now released the latest update to the OS (now known as macOS).  The latest version, which is 10.12.1, is now available after going through beta testing for the past month or so.  

Tech 101 – How To Use KeePass Password Manager

There have been a number of news worthy hackings over the past few months (Yahoo being the latest BIG one), and the one thing you hear every one say after each site gets hacked is “You shouldn’t use the same password on multiple sites”.

Bring Back IE / Change Default Browser In Windows 10

Since the release of Windows 10, most of the comments I’ve  heard are positive.  Everyone seems to like Windows 10, or at least like it more than Windows 8, however the BIG complaint that I keep getting over and over involves Internet Explorer being removed, and how the Edge browser doesn’t work for a number of popular websites or in …

Adding 2 Factor Authentication – Amazon

This past week Amazon sent an email notifying some of its users that their passwords had been reset.   The company said there’s no reason to believe the Amazon accounts had been hijacked but decided to take this step of resetting passwords “out of an abundance of caution”, after discovering a list of email addresses and passwords that had been published …

US DOT Bans Note 7s on Planes

In an emergency order, that was just issued, and goes into effect tomorrow Oct 15th @ 12p (ET), the US Department of Transportation has banned all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from all airplanes going to/from the US, or traveling within the US. In the order, the DOT states the following What air travelers should know If passengers attempt to …