Mind your body position while computing…

I didn't last week and paid the price big time!

Some six months ago I shared some thoughts about your body position while using a computer, in a video I called Easy Ergonomics.  Last week I was working many hours on a video for a family friend, one day with some 5 hours editing on my laptop computer.  Not necessarily a problem by itself but […]

In today’s Tech Quick Tip Your Technology Tutor shows how you can easily block unwanted callers on your iPhone and it’s built right into the Operating System!

Use this built-in feature to edit email, messages and more

In today’s Tech Quick Tip you’ll learn how to easily edit text on your iPad or iPhone. Whether it’s in the email app, messages, notes or any other app where you create text (type or dictation) you can use this cool feature

In this quick tech tip, Chet shares a free website that will help you determine if a specific website is down or if it’s a different problem.

In today’s Tech Tip Chet shows how you can see the email address of the sender. This can help you avoid responding to or clicking on a fraudulent email message.

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares one way to determine if that email is likely from a cyber-thief. You can avoid getting trapped in a scam (hacking your private information) by paying attention to inbound email messages that ask you to click on their link to sign-in to your account.

Beware: Tech Support Scam via Telephone

The cure is worse than the (fake) problem

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares caution about acting on a telephone call that suggests you’ve been hacked. Usually, this is a fraudulent call that causes you to act in a way that provides personal info to a cyber thief.      

A great video demonstrating 14 different mounting angles for a GoPro camera

Was doing research for a client who is shooting a video following a motorcycle and needs to capture the action while he is following in a car.  Came across this great video from the folks at the Typical Enthusiast YouTube Channel. “This video will run you through 14 different angles, showing how the GoPro is […]

Instagram Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Account Holders

September 1, 2017

It was reported that Instagram experienced an intrusion recently due to an insecurity in their software.  That flaw has been addressed but not before a 3rd party allegedly harvested email addresses and telephone numbers of many Instagram account holders.  These are reportedly now for sale on the Dark Web.  NOTE: Account passwords apparently were not compromised.  Many high profile Instagram account holders were targeted but so were many “average users”.

What do to if you have an Instagram account?

There is no method to know if you’ve been affected by this latest hack, but privacy experts recommend being extra vigilant in the coming weeks – with an email address and telephone number in their hands someone could launch a phishing attack where they attempt to get your log-in details (passwords, etc).  If you get a telephone call or email that seems suspicious, best to report it to Instagram (click here for details).

Summary: You should be extra wary of any call or email that asks you to reset your email or Instagram password, or asks for log-in details for your telephone account.  Revealing these details to a 3rd party could end up being a privacy/identity theft nightmare.

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In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis – Your Technology Tutor teaches you how to print a Word document without the annoying code fields – if you’re printing a document with web links and it says HYPERLINK on your page, Chet shows you how to turn that off!