Articles tagged: Featured
Computers slow down for many reasons. I’ll review some of the steps you can take to speed yours up again.
Using free and included tools, here’s how to back up Windows and all your data in eight easy steps.
Why do some chargers work faster or slower than others? We’ll take a look at some basic electrical concepts to understand what to look for in a charger.
It’s hard to determine whether an email address is fake.
There are many reasons you’re more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person.
Your computer likely has many more files on it than you realize. That’s quite normal.
Websites remember that you signed in previously both as a convenience and as a way to make using the site possible.
Recovery codes protect you against account loss. The issue? Where to store them safely.
Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn’t have to happen.
Some people disconnect their backup drive when not backing up because they fear ransomware. I explain why that’s a Really Bad Idea.
Understanding what is and is not spam is important to make sure you get what you want and improve spam filtering for everyone.
To avoid running out of space in your Microsoft/Outlook.com account, you can archive email messages to your PC.
The world’s largest magazine dispensed some bad tech advice. Here’s why I so strongly disagree.
It’s possible to use more than one Google account at the same time, though it’s easy to lose track of which one you’re in.
Sometimes “Mark as spam” may seem futile, but it has a purpose.
A checklist to resolve Windows not recognizing USB devices.
It was 20 years ago today I started having something to say.
Losing your business email account can have dire repercussions. I’ll show you how to protect yourself.
Uploading backup images sounds good until you do the math.
If your backup program writes to a proprietary format, you may not be able to access it decades from now. I’ll discuss how to prepare.
Deleting an account you don’t have access to is kind of the same as deleting an account you don’t own.
Free accessible Wi-Fi is almost ubiquitous, and most systems are set up to use it safely. There are a few things to pay attention to in order to stay safe.
When you leave a service, or if your information is stolen from that service, there may be steps you need to take.
The Outlook.com/OneDrive space limitation has many people looking for ways to download and preserve emails offline.
Passkeys are a new form of authentication that promise to be both easier and more secure.
OneDrive’s backup function is broken. I’ll explain why and what to do about it.
When free services seem to change arbitrarily, it’s easy to wonder if they’re paying attention to their customers. They probably are — just not the ones you think.
Selecting another password manager is now the common recommendation. I’ll review what you can do if you elect to keep using LastPass.
Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We’ll look at why, and what to do.
We’re seeing AI associated with many things. Cracking your passwords is now on the list.
The Windows 7 Backup and Restore tool is still present in Windows 11, but that doesn’t mean you should use it.
Microsoft made a confusing change to how storage is allocated between Outlook.com and OneDrive.
The best password manager is the password manager you’ll use (within reason, of course).
AI isn’t about to enslave humanity — at least not any time soon — but it’s definitely here and changing the world in both positive and negative ways.
Normally, you can request CHKDSK be run on the system drive at the next reboot. If that doesn’t work, there is another way.
Windows 10 is and is not going away. It depends on your perspective.
Even if your bank account is zero or you’re just not that interesting, hackers are still after your accounts. Here’s why, and what you can do.
Backing up while on the road can be a challenge. I’ll review what’s practical and how to keep your data safe.
There are many different tools for encryption. The right one depends on what you’re attempting to accomplish.
Using a different password for every login is crucial — and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Cloud service providers often give us lots of storage we can use for cloud backup. How to use it safely, however, isn’t always obvious.
How to get started with 1Password and the most important action to take.
‘Common sense’ is frequently suggested, often missing, and rarely defined. I’ll take a look at some of what I feel are the characteristics of common sense.
If we would all be a little more skeptical, we’d be safer and the internet would be a more trustworthy place.
As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, “Is using the cloud safe?” It’s as safe as you make it.
LastPass has lost my trust. Here’s what I’m doing about it.
Online security is critical. Here are the key steps you can take to keep yourself safe on the internet.
Way too often, I hear from people who have lost their accounts permanently. Here’s how to avoid being one of them.
The most recent LastPass security incident has many people concerned.
OneDrive is a powerful tool, but thinking of it as a backup can take you down a dangerous path.