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Bitcoin crashes, Netflix offline, and more: Tech Q&A

A man walks past an electric board showing currency exchange rates of various cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (top L) at a cryptocurrencies exchange in Seoul, South Korea December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji – RC161BA31E70

Business Flight Bids

Q: I’ve heard that airlines are now with auctions such as eBay for first and business class seats. How can I offer?

A: Many flights are not completely booked, and the airline’s struggle with the sale of this last empty expensive seats in the H-hour. The solution is? Giving the seats away to the highest bidder. Admittedly, this is not a reliable solution, and you’ll probably have to pay a few hundred euros for the upgrade. If you have money to spend and the feeling that the play of the game, you may be rewarded with a glass of champagne and plenty of legroom. Tap or click here for a surprising way to save money on business class flights.

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Bitcoin Update

Q: What happens to Bitcoins? You don’t hear too much more about it.

A: The dot-com bubble and the real estate market of the early 2000s are two important cautionary tales. A good investor will encourage you to diversify your portfolio and not put all your eggs in one basket. Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency in general, are not growing longer. Now may be the best time to study his patterns, while everyone’s back is turned. Tap or click here for 12 questions you’re too embarrassed to ask about Bitcoin.

End-of-Life Plans

Q: I am dying of cancer. I want my legal and online life in a good condition for the wife and children. Can you help me?

A: First, I am deeply troubled by your question, and I think it is very noble to think of your family in this difficult time. When we reach the end of our lives, we realize, like you that we have a lot of loose ends behind, and it is a good idea to make clear agreements. In the past, this meant the drafting of a will, but our online identity is also requires attention. The algorithms of social media can be brash in a time of mourning, provoking painful emotions if they are not kept in check. Fortunately, web-based services are more tactful, and even useful, in end-of-life situations. Tap or click here to organise your end-of-life plans.

Protect Your Password

Q: What can I do to prevent someone from requesting a new password to access my online accounts? It seems to be a very weak security link that anyone can reset a password.

A: When you think about it, that small string of figures and numbers is a pretty weak defense, such as the construction of a panic room out of cardboard. That is the reason why two-factor authentication is a brilliant device; the use of your smartphone, you more than double the strength of your security. If you value your account, and – most importantly – the value of the information that is collected in your account, two-factor authentication is the only way to go. This may sound like a chore, but you’ll be much sorrier if someone hacks your password and hijacks your life. Tap or click here for six popular accounts that have two-factor authentication.

Download Netflix Shows

Q: You must help me! Is there a way to store the kids’ shows on Netflix, so they can look in the car without the use of my data?

A: Not so long ago, Netflix execs swore that they would never make their content available for download. Well, they changed their minds and we all benefit, because Netflix downloads are some of the easiest, fastest, and most comprehensive ways to watch movies and TV shows offline. That’s great for, say, a long flight, where the in-flight movies might not appeal to you. But it is a luxury for parents on long car journeys. Most responsible parents know to limit their children’s screen time, but there is nothing as relaxing as the hand of your children to their favorite movie and give yourself time with your playlist. Tap or click here to learn how to download Netflix shows and movies.

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