Easy to remember, hard to crack

Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane

Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2010)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Technology

Huge security flaw found in Internet Explorer

Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC

Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1979)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology

Skype group calling is now free for everyone

Former premium feature is now available at no cost to all Skype users

You can call a group of up to 25 of your closest friends and colleagues for a video chat absolutely free now in Skype.
Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2178)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to OASIS Connections.
Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (2562)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: HealthTechnology

Google's new one click picture-friendly email

No more hunting for photos, Gmail users now have instant access to their Google+ gallery

Here’s another reason to use Auto Backup for the pictures you take with your cell phone (Android or IOS.) Google has added a new insert button that instantly accesses all of your photos from within the Gmail window.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1696)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Top five apps for travelin' light

Being prepared without dragging along the library

I try to be ready for anything on the road, a tendency that was burned in during my scout leader years of "Being Prepared." Smartphones make it easy to bring along maps, itineraries, tour guides and resources – so all the information you need is in your hip pocket.
Here are my favorites, in Part Two of the "Travelin' Light" series.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5379)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

Too old for Twitter? You bet your magic beans you're not

Social media an important tool for seniors

I had a lovely surprise this weekend at the movie theater when the preview trailer for "Draft Day" played. See for yourself in this 10 second clip with Kevin Costner and Ellen Burstyn . . .
Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (3279)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: Technology

Passwords: a love-hate relationship

We hate incomprehensible passwords, but we love the protection a good password provides

Good passwords are an inconvenience and we hate having to have a different password for each of our accounts. There, that’s out of the way. It’s the price we pay for living in an online world. So if you love peace of mind, here are some good tips for staying ahead of the hackers.
Friday, April 04, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2226)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Teaching Siri how to pronounce difficult names

Have an odd name like me? Here's how to teach Siri to recognize and pronounce it correctly

Siri is awesome but she can really Travoltify names at times. This can lead to a frustrating experience when you want to use voice commands, and the occasional panicky hang-up when Siri dials the wrong number. Fear not, it’s actually really easy to teach Siri how to recognize the name you are speaking, and say it back to you surprisingly well. There are two ways to go about it. I’m going to show you both.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2402)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Technology

Microsoft Office 365 subscription on sale at Amazon

One-year subscription 33% off, good for up to five devices

If you have been waiting to try an Office 365 subscription, now might be a good time to jump in. Amazon is offering a Home Premium one-year subscription at a 33% discount. That subscription is good for installation on up to five devices, including the just-released Office Web App version for iPad.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1735)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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