Facebook Info and Google Tips

Facebook is revealing more information about what they track across the Internet, and they also have options available to control how they track you. Their new tool is called “Off-Facebook Activity,” and you can find it under “Settings” then “Your Facebook Information.” You can even cut down on future tracking, but all that really does …

Virus Updates and Trackpad Hacks

Despite ending support for Windows 7 on January 14 of this year, Microsoft will continue updating the virus signatures for Microsoft Security Essentials, their anti-virus software. This doesn’t mean total protection, but Microsoft seems to be realizing that not everyone is going to jump to Windows 10 by the middle of January. Google’s Chrome browser …

Protect Your Computer and Yourself

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are a necessary addition to protecting your computer (and other electronics) from both power spikes and power drops or brownout conditions. UPSs are a combination of a battery and a surge protector, with some of the outlets just providing surge protection and the remaining ones designed to provide battery power. The …

Resetting Passwords and Deleting Voicemails

You need to be wary of password reset notifications sent to your email. Online services go through their records to match lists of compromised passwords at other sites with what might be stored on their own systems. In some cases, they force a password reset and email users that request. Scammers take advantage of this …