Owners of routers worldwide are being asked to turn off their routers then reboot them, to "thwart a sophisticated malware network linked to Russia". This issue has been reported by the FBI in the USA.
At the Be Connected afternoon on Wednesday this week (30/5), we talked again about Staying Safe Online - how to spot a scam, avoid it, what to do if you get caught, and how to best protect yourself.
We talked about being careful when providing any financial, private or personal details online, to ensure that the website you are using is secure - that it has a lock on it in the search/address bar.
I was reading just today that Apple has introduced a new Safari feature to help keep us stay safer online. It was introduced in iOS 11.3 and MacOS 10.13.4.
Another great Mac Monday (Mac User Group) on May 28th - and the time just flew! We covered such a great range of topics.
Surprise, surprise! Another iOS update arrived overnight last night, and it has some great new features!
I so love my Mac for the built in features that it offers - features that mean that I don't need to purchase other (often expensive) apps to achieve what I want to achieve. So many Mac users that I meet have no idea of the capabilities of these great computers.
Do you feel like you have a terrible memory when it comes to technology? Do your kids/family give you a hard time that you can't remember what they told you a few days ago? Do you wonder what is wrong with your brain, that it can't seem to 'get a handle' on anything technology-related?
So often, clients come to iTandCoffee for a class or appointment and, when they return again, are most apologetic (and often frustrated) that the can't remember anything about what we covered previously. Many will confess that they 'haven't touched' their device or have had very little chance to re-inforce what was previously learned. They will so often say that feel so hopeless at not being able to remember technology-related learnings.
It's normal to forget!
Well, the good news is that these clients are completely normal. If you feel this way, you too are completely normal!
Do you find that you sometimes blow that monthly mobile data limit, even though you aren't knowingly using mobile data?
It is important to be aware of several settings that can cause unexpected mobile usage to perform automatic updates, uploads, downloads and streaming even when you are not connected to Wi-Fi.
Below are the key Settings that I always adjust, so that I can ensure I don't waste my Mobile Data.
Do you find that your phone just doesn't ring for long enough?
This is an issue we get asked about very regularly, so I am re-publishing this article for our newer subscribers. (Not a subscribers? Subscribe here to get our great fortnightly newsletter.)
Solve this problem by extending the number of seconds that the phone rings, using a series of numbers and symbols on the phone's keypad.
Here are the instructions for each of the main Telcos:
Here's what we covered at May's Free Friday on 16/5/18:
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The iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch have been around for many years now. As the years have gone by, the age of those who use these devices has become lower and lower.
In allowing younger (and not-so-young) children on these devices, many adults fail to consider just what they are putting into the hands of their kids. Many others know there are dangers, but are not sure how to make the device/s safer. It's just too hard.
These small devices are actually powerful computers that open up the whole, dangerous online world to our children. Without adequate protection and controls, children can so easily be exposed to terrible sites, images and people - putting both their mental and physical safety at risk.
So, what can you do to protect your child?
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