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Are Your Social Media Posts “Stalker Bait”?

Are Your Social Media Posts “Stalker Bait”?

Last week we showed how EXIF data embedded in photos can pinpoint where a picture was taken — and how to remove it. This week, we show you how your mobile devices encode location data into your social media posts, which can be just as scary. Could Pinterest lead creeps straight to your front door? […] Read More

IFTTT Is the Magical Glue of the Internet

IFTTT Is the Magical Glue of the Internet

IFTTT, or  “If This Then That,” is one of my favorite web apps of all time. IFTTT is essentially the “web’s glue” — it connects popular sites and services so they work better together and allows you to automate many tasks.  If you haven’t tried this brilliant tool yet, you’re in for a treat. With […] Read More

How Zeros and Ones Create Music, Photos and Everything Digital

How Zeros and Ones Create Music, Photos and Everything Digital

If you ask a computer tech how your computer plays digital music, you’ll likely get a complicated answer using words like lasers, photo cells, decoders, encoders, and the such.  When your eyes roll into the back of your head, the tech abruptly concludes his explanation with the common phrase, “Actually, it’s all just zeros and […] Read More

Secure Your Online Accounts with Two-Factor Authentication

Secure Your Online Accounts with Two-Factor Authentication

With the rise of password theft and account hacking all over the Internet today, we need better ways to stay safe. Thankfully, two-factor authentication (sometimes called two-step verification or abbreviated 2FA) is here, and it’s critical for securing your online accounts. Here’s why: Even if someone discovers your password, they still won’t be able to […] Read More

Supercharge Google Maps with These Power Tips

Supercharge Google Maps with These Power Tips

For many a turned-around traveler, Google Maps is the go-to tool. It’s good not only for getting from point A to point B, but also for detours to point C–and maybe a little antiquing side-trip to point D. But are you really using Google’s navigation helper to its full potential? Probably not. But with these […] Read More

Say Cheese! Keep Your Digital Photos from Revealing Your Location

Say Cheese! Keep Your Digital Photos from Revealing Your Location

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but some can also pinpoint you on a map—even if you’d prefer otherwise. Just ask Internet security mogul John McAfee, creator of the famous McAfee Virus Scan software. He’s the poster boy that illustrates how data embedded in digital photographs can lead to big trouble. And here’s […] Read More

3 of the Coolest New Gadgets You’ll Soon Want to Buy

3 of the Coolest New Gadgets You’ll Soon Want to Buy

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Pepcom’s Digital Experience, a showcase that brings together major companies, such as Hasbro, Lenovo, and Samsung, and tech purveyors like myself. Although it’s not like the Consumer Electronics Show, where many companies debut their products, the show gave me a glimpse of some of the more interesting […] Read More

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