It’s always Phishing season, so beware! (11/5/22 Part 2)

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We’re getting into the holidays but it’s also Cyber Security Month! Phishing Scams Are you akamai about phishing? When the baddies try tricking you into giving you all your information? Be it through email or text message or anything you need to be vigilant. https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-two-factor-authentication-app/ https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-password-managers/

Need a Social Media get-away or vacation? (10/29/22 Part 1)

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Are you burned out on social media? The constant negativity, drama, insane conspiracy theories and multi-level marketing invitations from friends? Perhaps you need a break or need to make an escape. We talk about doing that on Facebook and Twitter! Escaping Social Media Facebook How to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/214376678584711?helpref=faq_content How to delete your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/ How to download your Facebook information: https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-your-facebook-data-2655254 Twitter How to backup and deactivate your Twitter account: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/how-to-download-a-backup-copy-of-your-twitter-data-or-deactivate-your-account/ The official how to deactivate, delete, and download your Twitter account: https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/how-to-deactivate-twitter-account Effects of Social Media and Mental Health https://www.cnet.com/health/mental/heres-how-social-media-might-be-hurting-your-mental-health/ https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/it-or-not-social-medias-affecting-your-mental-health https://www.unicef.org/stories/social-media-bad-teens-mental-health https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/becoming-resilient/202108/how-social-media-affects-mental-health-in-adolescents

Ergonomics Basics! (10/8/22 Part 1)

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Desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones all have something in common: YOU! Ergonomics! The way you use them and the way you hold your body while using them matters! That’s why ergonomics matters. Tired of that pain in your neck or crick in your back? It might be how you’re using your technology. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169 https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-an-ergonomic-workstation https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/standing-workstation/art-20088544 https://rmi.colostate.edu/ergonomics/officecomputer-ergonomics/laptop-tablet-and-smartphone-ergonomics/ https://www.uhs.umich.edu/computerergonomics https://www.thoughtco.com/setting-up-ergonomic-computer-station-1206666 https://ergo-plus.com/office-ergonomics-position-computer-monitor/

Are you ready for Hurricane Season? (7/2/22 Part 1)

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It’s Hurricane season! Prep 2022 No, not like Hurricane fries or popcorn. The less tasty variety: tropical depressions, tropical storms, and full-blown hurricanes with category ratings and everything! As we discussed: What is your level of risk and kind of risk? What is your response plan? What are your disaster supplies? Food and water for 14 days? Medicine? Do you have cash? Cash doesn’t need the internet unlike a credit or debit card. Check your insurance! Homeowners, Renter’s Insurance, Auto, etc. What do they have to say about natural disasters? Ready for those links? https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/safety-and-outages/storm-center https://www.noaa.gov/hurricane-prep https://www.weather.gov/hfo/HPW2022 https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/preparedness-information/

Is your battery trying to blow you up? (7/2/22 Part 2)

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Do you have a device with a rechargeable battery? A phone or laptop? Guess what: it can go bad and swell up. And if it swells up? It becomes a hazard!  So, what should you do? Well, we talk about that. Don’t Let your Laptop Go Kaboom! Why does it happen? Well, it’s a bit of a read: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/heres-why-your-old-rechargeable-batteries-ballooned-in-size/ar-AAWkuyC

Let us re-introduce you to Thunderbird (6/25/22 Part 1)

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A listener emailed us and asked us to talk about Thunderbird! Reintroducing Thunderbird! Thunderbird is an email program that you can use instead of Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, or Mac Mail! Its on Windows, Mac, Linux, and many other operating systems. Even Android! https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/ https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/