Category: Technology

  • Turning on Twitter Two Factor Authentication with an Authenticator App

    Turning on Twitter Two Factor Authentication with an Authenticator App

    Elon Musk continues to anger and frustrate long time Twitter members who don’t want to kowtow to his “Twitter Blue” money grab. Today, Twitter users who have SMS two factor authentication turned on for their accounts received this message when they opened the website or app: What the message DOESN’T tell you is that you […]

  • Are You On LastPass? Time To Look At Alternatives

    Are You On LastPass? Time To Look At Alternatives

    LastPass was the first password manager I was aware of. The premise was simple: Using a LastPass account, you could store your website credentials in a “vault” on their servers. Your vault would be encrypted, both on their servers and in a local copy on your devices, to ensure that hackers couldn’t get to your […]

  • Twitch Hack – What You Need To Know

    On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the website Video Game Chronicle reported a massive 125 GB data dump was dropped on 4chan. Twitch has confirmed that the leak is legitimate. The breadth of data which was leaked includes user data, passwords, and even code history and code of unreleased services. TWiT Network’s This Week In Google […]

  • Creating A Workbook Rough Draft Video

    I have created a rough draft of the first in a series of training videos I am creating focused on Microsoft Excel. Viewers can use these videos to learn Excel skills, starting with the basics and moving up to the more intermediate and advanced skills. Please take a look at this video and let me […]

  • 2020 M1 MacBook Pro Unboxing

    I’ve actually had my new MacBook Pro for a couple weeks, but things got a little hectic in life recently, so I wasn’t able to share my unboxing of the latest addition to my Apple ecosystem. With my 2015 MacBook Pro now my oldest Apple device, it was time for it to find a new […]

  • We Need to Revisit the M1 Macbook Pro …

    I just purchased a new 2020 M1 13 inch MacBook Pro yesterday (it arrives on Tuesday!), and this video by YouTuber Sara Dietschey gives an excellent breakdown of how this MacBook performs, especially as applications continue to transition to run natively on the M1 Apple silicon.

  • Every Day Is Backup Day

    I originally posted this on my previous website for World Backup Day. Today is not that day, but I’ve seen some people online sad because they’ve lost data. I don’t want you to be sad, so here is my reminder to BACK UP YOUR DATA!!! A couple updates to the article – I now back […]

  • How To Get Started in IT – What Certifications Do You Need?

    If you have a library card, check your library system for certification training materials, both physical and electronic. My library system gives me access to LinkedIn Learning (formally, which has video training tracks. It’s already paid for by your taxes, so take advantage of what your library offers you.

  • iMore – How to reset your Mac before selling it

    If you’re an Apple fan like me, you probably watched the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote today. During the presentation, completely virtual thanks to our good friend COVID-19, introduced new updates to the various Apple operating systems (iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, MacOS, tvOS). What you probably didn’t know (yet) was which Apple devices are no […]

  • Back Up Your Data!

    I’ve become a fan of YouTube productivity guru Thomas Frank recently. I’m always looking for ways to make my everyday life more efficient and effective, and his videos are both informative and entertaining. During one of his videos, Thomas tasks about backing up your data as part of your digital data organization strategy.