Sometimes Being Your Nerdy BFF Is Hard

Hey, guys. Here’s an overshare that reveals some of my inner turmoil. My apologies for the TMI. Every day I’m grateful that you guys let me share cool apps and tech tools that will help you. I strive to be fun, upbeat, helpful and knowledgable. This goal means that I have to keep up with all the news, all the …

The Equifax Data Breach Is Bad. Really.

Sometimes data breach news is kinda overhyped. The notice that credit-reporting company Equifax had a breach that affects up to 143 million consumers is not #fakenews. This is serious stuff, folks. (Click here for closed-captioned video) Here’s What’s Happening Hackers broke into Equifax and stole personal information from up to 143 million consumers — the vast majority in the U.S. …

The Google Docs Phishing Attack: What you need to know

On Wednesday, millions of Google users received an email from a contact, asking them to edit a Google Doc. The email was actually a phishing attack that gave hackers access to Google accounts. How Did This Happen? Oh, clever evil people. You’ve outdone yourselves this time. Clicking on the link brought victims not to an actual Google Doc… it was …

Unroll.me and Slice: An Important Conversation about Privacy

Two of the tools that I love and recommend are Unroll.me and Slice. And boy are people mad at them. Unroll.me helps manage your inbox by analyzing your emails to find subscription services. Then you can unsubscribe with one click or digest your subscriptions into one email a day. Slice analyzes your inbox for shipments and keep track of your …

Hardware Review Extravaganza! Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Logitech Solar Keyboard

Today I gathered up some recent gadgets I’ve been wanting to share with you. Here are some short and almost-short reviews of three devices that you have been asking about. Shortest Video: Logitech Solar Keyboard (less than two minutes) Medium-Length Video: Amazon Fire HD (just over five minutes) Longest Video: Amazon Echo (one second over seven minutes)  

Best Apps for the New Year

Now that you’ve cleared the deck of all your other New Year’s Resolutions, you might consider adding “Get Organized” to your digital to-do list. Every one of these tools will help save you time (and money!) so you can concentrate on your work and get ready for a great year. Here are 10 tech tools to help you organize several areas …

Pokemon Go explained (more or less)

On July 6, 2016, an app maker called Niantic launched a mobile game called Pokemon Go. Within 48 hours, it was on more phones than the dating (hookup) app Tinder. More people were using it than use Twitter. People were staying on it longer every day than they checked Facebook. We’re just over 2 weeks after the launch, and watching this …

6 Things to Know about the Ashley Madison Hack

Last month, a hacking group that calls itself The Impact Team announced that it had stolen the records of 36.3 million users on websites owned by Avid Life Media, including AshleyMadison.com and EstablishedMen.com. Ashley Madison’s tagline is, “Life is short. Have an affair.” The platform lets married people find each other for hookups. Established Men is basically a sugar daddy …