Holiday Hacking Season: How to Protect Yourself

Holiday Hacking Season

The holidays are upon us: festive lights, holiday music, pine trees, tinsel, and computer hacks. Yes, you heard that right. While it might be the holiday season, it’s also hacking season. Hacking jumps around this time of the year. Why? Well, for several reasons. From the purchase of brand new electronics to buying more items (often with brand new online companies) for gifts, if you are not careful, you may find yourself in less than the holiday spirit. In fact, it can take all the cheer out of your sails as you’re without money for gifts and stuck dealing with credit and debit companies trying to freeze accounts, stop illegal purchases, and even repair your credit score.

2020 has already been a headache; you need to do what you can to avoid making it any worse. By avoiding the holiday hacking season, you can do exactly this. How can you avoid exposure to Internet criminals? Following these tips on how to protect yourself during the holiday hacking season will go a long way to do exactly that.

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Our Top Tips on How to Extend Laptop Battery Life

How to Extend Laptop Battery Life

It’s happened to us all. We’re in the middle of working on a project, there’s no power outlet anywhere, and the computer’s battery power indicator has gone from black to red. You know you can make it. At least you’re pretty sure. So you fly across the keyboard as fast as your fingers will let you. The finish line is right there. You just need a few more minutes–and the computer dies. A few years ago, your laptop would have been able to last, but now, your computer just cannot hold the same kind of charge.

Of course, modern laptops don’t let you simply swap out the dead battery and insert a new one. If you want a new battery, you need to take it into a repair shop and drop money on a repair you could have done not long ago. Once your battery life begins to dwindle, you can’t get that lost time back. However, it is possible to extend your laptop battery life to squeeze every second possible out of it. Here are our suggestions for how to extend laptop battery life.

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The Most Common Password Mistakes you Must Stop Making Immediately!

Common Password Mistakes

Passwords. Sometimes it feels like we live and die by them. From our social media accounts to emails, turning on computers, music apps, and everything else in between requires some sort of a password. It’s enough to make your head spin. And this doesn’t even count the passwords required for financial documentation online, work, or credit card profiles.

Passwords function as your first line of defense against online hackers and cybercriminals, and yet, if you’re not careful, you may make it all too easy for the criminal to guess the password and use it to their advantage. How can you avoid something like this? Here are the most common password mistakes you must stop making immediately.

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Our Top Gmail Tips and Tricks to Make you a Productivity Master

gmail tips and tricks

Oh, Google. The company has its fingers in just about everything. From giving you turn-by-turn directions to turning on your home light bulb, Google is involved in nearly everything. This includes your email. Gmail is, without a doubt, one of the easiest and cleanest email platforms out there. It uses the basic Google approach of clean and simple is better. In many ways, it is. The white backdrop allows information to load faster, and it has one of the best spam filters out there. It also automatically organizes your emails into primary, social, and promotions, so you don’t have to. (more…)

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Our Top Outlook Productivity Tips and Upping your Email Game

Outlook Productivity Tips

Whether you’re fully embedded into the Microsoft Office ecosystem or simply have an Outlook email account for business needs, there are all kinds of helpful tools, shortcuts, and features packed right into the service. Even if you’re an everyday user you may not realize just how many powerful productivity tools you have right at your fingertips. Microsoft isn’t always the best at letting users know exactly what they have, and taking full courses on how to use your email service may not be the best use of your time. But don’t worry. We have all the Outlook productivity tips and tricks up our sleeves. (more…)

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