Never Click Links in Emails…

WP_20150317_23_55_35_Pro (2)When you get emails from friends, family, or trusted services like your bank or social sites, you find that many include links back to their sites. What you may not know is that some nefarious hackers use email (a technique called phishing) that only appear to be valid emails to install viruses, steal your information, or send itself out to all your contacts.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication

As a general rule, go directly to the web site and check through your account, rather than click on anything in emails. Unless you’re savvy about links and how to check where they’re sending you to, it’s a good idea to simply avoid links in emails.

Dot To Tech explains in this video-

Clutterdiet: 7 Ways to Tame Your Email

clutterdietClutterdiet is a very handy web site and Youtube channel that provide useful information on cluttering and organizing. She covers mostly things for home and business, she also offers some computer-related topics such as this one.

Email can be overwhelming with the amount of Spam (junk email) and advertising. Unsubscribe or send to your SPAM folder (this will vary how to do this depending on your email service). Use folders to sort your saved emails.

 

Video Tutorial: 8 Outstanding Chrome Tips

DotToTech.com provides some useful tutorials you can follow. Here is one on Google Chrome Browser tips. Very useful;

Video: 9 New iPhone Tricks That’ll Change Your Life

Smartphones provide some fun and useful functions in our lives such as GPS/maps, music, camera/video, and more. Here are some helpful tips for the iPhone;

Handy Tip: Hotkey to switch between browser tabs

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Working with the computer can get tedious with switching back and forth with the keyboard and mouse. I prefer using hotkeys, also known as keyboard shortcuts, to speed up work. I found this tip to share;

When you browse the Internet with your browser, and if you open a number of tabs, you can click the Ctrl + Tab keys will switch between open tabs.

 

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