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Data breach alerts, Wi-Fi eavesdroppers, use scissors to cut the cord, and more-Tech Q&A

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Text from a PC or a Mac

Q: a lot of my friends use texting to communicate with me that I can’t keep up. Is there an easier way to send text messages right from my computer.
A: If you have an iPhone, you don’t even realize that the full power of iMessage: You can send a message along with your photos, videos, and links to other mobile phone from anywhere in the world, right from your desktop or laptop computer. You can also use an app like Google Hangouts or WhatsApp, which are active by way of Facebook. Another option is to use a service like Pushbullet, and it is even more wild, and some mobile phone companies allow you to send sms messages from their web sites. Click or tap to send texts from your PC or Mac.

Violation Alerts

Q: Is there a service I can sign up for that will alert me if there is a major breach of security? How do you come to know about it?
A: Data breaches have become so common that pretty much all of us have, at some level, it has been the victim of a massive corporate hack. (Equifax is probably the most terrifying example of this). If the trend of cyber-crime continues to be that we become numb to the headlines, and we are not able to identify the consequences of a breach, a significant amount of damage has been done. Keep up with cyber security issues, you have to sign up for my free of a security alert in the newsletter. Every time a major data heist has been announced, I’ll have to report this, so that you don’t have to wait and see if the risk of missing responsive. Tap or click in order to subscribe to my newsletter and receive the latest news about your security.

Cheaper And Cheaper Smart Phones

Q: I don’t have $1,000 to spend on a new phone. What can I get for around $300 – $500?

A: Phones are a lot like bottles of wine. You don’t have to sacrifice your budget to get a good one. $1000 iPhone or a $800-Pixel 3, and glamorous, but if you can fall in love with a smartphone that costs a lot less. I have examined a number of budget beauty, who is under $400. These hard-working gadgets still offer a feast of photographs, eye-catching displays, and excellent performance, but they do not have the stress of out of your wallet. Tap or click for a phone priced less than $400.

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Wi-Fi Internet Access Included, Exposure

Q: Why can’t I see my neighbor’s Wi-Fi? Can they see mine? How do you do it? A: if you are driving through a city or sitting in an airport terminal, a Wi-Fi network from anywhere. This is because the majority of people don’t even bother to hide them, even though they could. They believe that an invisible network would be inaccessible to themselves, or they don’t realize is that a network can be hidden in the first place. If you ask me, or your next door neighbor can use your Wi-Fi signal strength, and the answer is almost certainly yes. And, because the signal will be visible, consider hiding them. You can have peace of mind and respect for your neighbors, but you never know who may be snooping. Tap or click to hide your wireless network from your neighbors.

Use Scissors To Cut The Cord And Be Wise

Q: Ok, so I’m going to do: I’m going to have my cable and do the streaming thing at all. How would you suggest I get started? I don’t want to make a mistake.
A: There is only one certain cure for buyer’s remorse, and that is to investigate your options ahead of time. There are five things you need to know before you can make use of streaming video is a full-time, and you can count the total cost in advance. I would suggest that you have a plan in place, including the setup of hardware and a subscription, you are planning to sign up for, so that you don’t just make it up as you go along. Tap or click to see the five things that you will need to cut the cord.

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Learn about the latest technology on the Kim Komando Show, the nation’s largest weekend radio talk show. Kim takes calls and gives advice on today’s digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips newsletters and more, visit her web site at Komando.com.

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