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MacWorld: Zoom Mac app flaw sparks serious security concerns

Posted on July 9th, 2019

Do not adjust your screen. The logo above is displayed upside down as a comment on Zoom. Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ ZM) is a provider of video conferencing and IP phone services. Zoom Meeting Client apps have found their way onto Macs and ...

QTIP: Organizing Passwords

Posted on May 8th, 2019

Today a Tech Friend asked: I am in the process of organizing my passwords. I would like to put them in an app and have heard of KEEPER. It has a template and seems very easy to use. It does cost $30/per year. Is there an app similar to this on...

QTIP: How to Start Scanning Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Scanning all your family photos is a mission. As a digital Indy, your mission is to rescue irreplaceable family artifacts from the dumpster or shredder, and then record their digital images for future generations. For your efforts you’ll be remem...

QSCAN: Let's Scan Your Slides and Prints

Posted on March 20th, 2019


QTIP: The Web Turns 3o Today 🎂

Posted on March 12th, 2019

Image credit bbc.uk.co Sir Tim Berners-Lee of Boston, the British computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, writes in Wired 30 years after his proposal on March 12, 1989, for "linked information systems" that include hypertex...

QTIP: Praise the Pen

Posted on February 19th, 2019

A pen doesn't have to be mighty to be praise-worthy. At the right time and place a simple pen can help capture big ideas. Keep a pen close by, you never know when inspiration might occur. Photo ©John Suiter, Poets on the Peaks While on the road,...

QTIP: What's in a Name? That which we call a file...

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Tech friends often ask, "how should I organize files?" Little wonder they ask when their files and folders are arrayed across the Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, even in the Trash. No need to elaborate on the confusion this create...

QTIP: Now Hear This!

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Want to get smart? Maybe you just want to hear a great story. Listen to podcasts. What’s a podcast? Wikipedia says "a podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to list...

QTIP: What's a Never-Ever?

Posted on February 5th, 2019

A "Never-Ever" is something no one should ever do. "Never Evers" are those sometimes unwritten rules about things that matter most to us; love, family, work, and computing. Topping my list of computing "Never-Evers" is this: never, ever fall for...

QTIP: Beware of Fake PDF apps

Posted on January 9th, 2019

Watch out for phony PDF reader apps. Even mainstay free Adobe Reader can be compromised by cybercriminals and posted to sketchy software download sites visited by the unwary. Myriad off-brand free PDF reader apps are often malicious schemes to ...

QTIP: Computer Clutter Trashes More Than Your PC

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me. Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...

QTIP: Change Your Downloads Folder

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Something is wrong. You just can’t face it. It’s your Downloads folder, isn’t it? Cartoon adapted from The New Yorker That 1,000 mile gaze comes over you as you the scroll years of long forgotten .zip, .doc, .pdf, .xls, .jpg, et al. downloads a...

QTIP: Two-Faced: Delay, Deny and Deflect

Posted on November 23rd, 2018

Is Facebook your friend? Are you OK with how Facebook uses data about you that it collects? Was Facebook’s motto "move fast and break things" ever a great idea? Billions of users here and around the world really like Facebook. They can have fanta...

QTIP: The #1 Online Risk Factor

Posted on May 17th, 2018

It’s no surprise that risks abound online. However, you may be surprised that security researchers point to computer user behavior as the #1 risk factor. It’s true, cyber attacks occur mostly as a result of users’ innocent (or careless) mistakes a...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a thunderbolt. You remember leaping from the tub and, while dripping wet, jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Where is that sodden...

QTIP: What's Your FMA?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Social media mints acronyms faster than a government agency. AMA = Ask Me Anything, LOL = Laughing Out Loud, ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing, TBT = Throwback Thursday, BFF = Best Friends Forever, FFF = Favorite Female Friend, FMF = Favorite...

QTIP: What is the 3-2-1 rule?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Data backup is more complex than ever for computer users as we ponder how to protect our data in local, virtual, and cloud storage environments. To meet this challenge all computer users need a realistic data protection plan so that at least one c...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

QTIP: Digital Street Smarts

Posted on January 16th, 2018

Experience knows that when the air bags deploy it’s already too late. You're street smart. While driving 70 mph on a crowded highway you notice a sticky pattern forming in traffic ahead. With barely a thought you drop back a few car lengths. Car...

QTIP: Don't Click It!

Posted on January 10th, 2018

Warning!! Don't click the big green button. The button will download dangerous malware in the guise of a must-have media player app. oops. You clicked it. It was irresistible, wasn’t it? After the secret thrill of downloading the app, the excit...

QTIP: Too Many Tabs?

Posted on December 18th, 2017

If you sometimes wonder why your computer runs so slowly, count the number of browser tabs you have open. Closing a few may be a simple fix. Try this: Quit your browser. Then relaunch it and keep no more than a few tabs open at any one time. Fr...

QTIP: Should You Trust a VPN?

Posted on December 15th, 2017

Q: Are VPN operators to be trusted? A: My opinion is that VPN operators are at best a little shady. After all, they’re offering anonymity to anyone. What do you really know about the scads of free and paid VPN operators promoting themselves onl...

QTIP: Where is my network printer?

Posted on November 1st, 2017

You’re surfing Facebook at home, but you can’t print. Your laptop can play Apple Music from the cloud, but you can’t stream it to your Sonos speakers, Apple TV, AirPlay nor AirFoil speakers at home. You’re trying to set up your Amazon Echo. Alex...

QTIP: Don’t Trust trustedidpremier.com

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Holy Wells Fargo! As if the high-handed and careless (never a good combination) handling by Equifax of your private credit data wasn’t bad enough, the credit bureau has gone even lower. A client asked me if he should follow through with signing...