Cyberwar, discount cables and more: Tech Q&A

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Junk E-Mail Problems

Q: An annoying colleague sent an important e-mail. I never got it. Later, I found it in my spam folder. How can I ensure that this does not happen again? He was bragging about my error.

A: In an ideal world, we would be the only filter spam messages. Our e-mail would unfailingly divert scams and mass ads in our junk folders, while all the necessary e-mail would arrive safely in our mailboxes. E-mail filters are more sophisticated than ever, and most of us don’t even think about that other folder, full of useless digital garbage. Fortunately, you can take steps to ensure that the most critical e-mails always arrive. Tap or click here to keep track of important e-mails from spam.

View my cable TV show

Q: I caught your tv show on the cable and it is really nice how fast to move! So interesting! I can watch it on YouTube?

A: I love to move in a fixed clip – in all aspects of my life – but the tone is particularly a point of pride. I have a great team and they know how to keep the momentum going, which is of vital importance for keeping an audience engaged. As for your question, yes, I have a channel on YouTube, which is full of my shows and segments, but also videos that are relevant to the problems and advice, I talk regularly. I find it very fun to explore on this YouTube-channel, not only because it is informative and entertaining, but because it is full of surprises. Tap or click here and see my show on YouTube.

Cables for Less

Q: I see $20 cables and $99 cables for the same thing on Amazon. Is there a difference or is it just marketing?

A: Before I start gushing about how much cheaper alternative to power cables there are, you’re wise to be cautious. Some knock-off cables, bought for cheap, is known to cause serious technical problems, such as slow loads or even small fires. It’s always best to buy a brand name cable for your iPhone or Android. This can be expensive, and generic cables often work just as well, so there are no serious problems. Tap or click here to save money on discount, cables and chargers for iPhone and Android.

Cyberwar opportunities

Q: do you think that a cyber war is going to happen? I am afraid that the power grid, banks, and sites will not be accessible and chaos will be rampant!

A: Good question, because I don’t think it’s going to happen; it already is. Huge hacking activities have large headlines in the past few years, and even the government institutions are vulnerable to cyber-attack. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You can bet that terrorist organizations are trying to hack into our power grid, wreck our financial systems, and destroy our communications systems. If you can command a computer system, there may be much more tangible damage than rocket launchers. So your fears are well-founded, and it is time that we all faced with a worst-case scenario. Tap or click here to learn more about cyberwar, and how you can protect yourself.

Protect Your iPhone

Q: How can I be sure that I have the settings done in the right way to protect me against hackers and scammers? My iPhone has so many options.

A: the main advantage of the iPhone and Apple products, in general, is consistency: Yes, there are a lot of options, and they can be confusing. But they are also designed for customizing the interface is clean and simple. That said, the settings for your iPhone is maybe not the most secure and you are correct to be worried about scammers and hackers. The settings on your phone are your first line of defense against cybercrime, and there are a couple of quick adjustments to ensure that you are many times safer. Tap or click here for 12 iOS security features you need to convert at the moment.

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