Tech Tip: When Outlook Web Access is useful

Tech Tip:  When Outlook Web Access is useful

Planning to be somewhere off the beaten e-track? Sometimes, your email can be hard to process on your phone or via RDP, but easy to get in Outlook Web Access.

We all know we should take “real” vacations and not even think about work, but the (sad?) reality is, most of us will want to check our email every day.

Tech Tip: Browser Hacks

Tech Tip: Browser Hacks

Here are three tips for browsers that may make life easier!

Search Google with a right click

Have you ever been on a website and come across an unfamiliar word or something you’d like to know more about before proceeding with your reading? Just highlight what you want to look up, right-click, and choose “Search Google”. Here’s an example from a recent Wall Street Journal article on a new Bugatti.

Tech Tip: Find and Manage your Android Device

Tech Tip: Find and Manage your Android Device

Have a Google account? Here’s a super-easy way to find your Android device, and lock or erase it if need be!

If you misplace your Android device and it’s near-by, you can always say, “OK, Google, find my phone.” But if it’s not within a range of your voice, or you haven’t enabled “OK, Google”, that isn’t going to work.

Thank Tech for a Better Thanksgiving

Thank Tech for a Better Thanksgiving

We're pretty sure you already know how to use technology to keep in touch with those loved ones who can't be at your table. And what a great source the Internet is for recipes and cooking instructions! And we bet you know how to shop online to avoid the "Black Friday" crowds -- Cyber Monday, anyone? But there are other ways that technology can make it easier to host Thanksgiving and up the "user experience" for your guests—and for you!

Skip the grocery store

Assuming you’re going to cook vs cater, how would you like to eliminate the associated grocery store run(s)? Instacart and SHIPT are two options for home grocery delivery.

Tech Tip: Windows 10 notifications and Quiet Hours

Tech Tip:  Windows 10 notifications and Quiet Hours

Hate those pop-ups that announce the arrival of every new email? Turn them off with just two clicks!

By various estimates, the average worker receives over 100 emails a day. Correspondingly, various studies suggest we spend nearly one third of our workweek reading and responding to mail, even though less than half of our emails deserve attention.

Password Guru recants advice; now what?

Password Guru recants advice; now what?

The man who wrote the NIST standard that informs current best password practice now regrets “much of what I did.” NIST has just issued new guidelines. What should you do?

You have probably never heard of Bill Burr. He’s 72, and retired from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He’s the guy who wrote NIST’s 2003 guidelines for making a secure password.