What Is Clickbait?

What is clickbait? We have been asked this question enough times that I felt I should post about the subject. Let’s have a look! Clickbait Definition Merriam-Webster defines clickbait as “Something (such as a headline) designed to make readers want to click on a hyperlink especially when the link leads to content of dubious value or interest.” However, clickbait is not limited […]

Share This With Kids

Share this with kids – please! This post is going to talk about ways of avoiding some of the dangers that are present for young kids online. If you have young children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces or just friends with kids, please share this post. The Background To This Post Young kids are online a lot. (Teens Spend ‘Astounding’ Nine […]

Searching – The Unusual Ways

Let’s Talk about Searching – The Unusual Ways You may not know about searching – the unusual ways. Sure, you know about normal searching. You type in some words and hit the search button. Or maybe you even know about using the microphone to verbally search. Since you already know about these methods of searching, let’s skip over them. Searching […]

The Online Ad Game

There’s an online ad game and it infuriates me! I get it. Really, I do. I spend a ton of money to have my websites. Ads on a page (Yes, I have them.) are there in hopes of recouping the money it costs to be online. Let’s Talk About Online Ads Just about everywhere you go online, you’ll see ads. […]

It’s Not Always Your Computing Device

When you can’t get online, it’s not always your computing device. Also, if you’re the type of person who classifies yourself as “computer illiterate,” it isn’t always you, either. We often have customers call us in a panic when they can’t get online. Yes, sometimes it is your device which is preventing you from accessing your favorite online sites but, […]

5 Favorite US Zoo Webcam Sites

Today, I want to share my 5 favorite US zoo webcam sites. Granted, I realize there are those who don’t believe in keeping animals in confined areas like zoos. But, this is a blog about the computing world including all Internet-related tasks; it’s not a sociopolitical site. One of the great wonders of the Net is how it allows us […]

Wired vs Wireless

I get it – Wi-Fi is everywhere. Smartphones, laptops, printers and more all want to run wirelessly on Wi-Fi networks. Why not? Wireless network speeds have improved tremendously. Speeds on Wi-Fi now exceed what many people used to get on their wired networks at home. As an example, just look at the download and upload speeds on my phone here […]

Speed Is A Great Asset…

Whether you use a smartwatch, smart TV, smartphone, tablet or computer, in today’s world of intense graphics, speed is of utmost importance. When it comes to any of these computing devices, there are two types of speeds: the speed of the machine itself and the speed of the Internet connection. In this post, we’re going to explore the latter. Pictured […]

A Tree Grows In

Brooklyn…Harrisburg… Port Saint Lucie It’s true: Joyce is from Brooklyn and I’m from Harrisburg (PA). However, the tree above was just planted today in Port Saint Lucie (FL). A dear friend at church, who is 94 and still a wizard of a landscaper, gave Joyce the tree this morning. He came by me in the media booth afterwards and said […]

Key Largo?

In 1981, Bertie Higgins had a Billboard Top 40 hit with the song “Key Largo.” (You can hear it if you watch the video above.) I bring this up because someone asked me, after his email had been hacked for the second time, was it possible “that a hacker put a key largo on my computer?” While I enjoyed the […]

Need A VPN?

I’m getting more inquiries about VPNs. We’re all seeing more ads about them and a larger variety of companies are offering them. But, what exactly is a VPN, and do you really need one? VPN Definition As the picture above spells out, the acronym VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN is like a secured pipeline running through a […]

Stop Lion Around!

Let’s face it – we’re all pretty sick of this pandemic. Are lives have been turned upside down. For those of us not in the medical field or in other essential jobs where we have to go to work, we’re pretty bored having to mostly stay at home. We’re sick of the news, we’re tired of hearing fights about governments […]

End Of The Internet

You’ve been stuck at home to ward off the evil spirits known collectively as Covid-19. Some of you haven’t stepped outside your home since early March. As a means of surviving, you’ve been glued to your TV and/or your computer. We’re a computer company so we can’t speak to your TV watching but we know that you’ve spent so much […]

Your Voice/The FBI

The political scene in America has changed so much during my lifetime. From Presidential candidates riding the rails, to visit cities to the Internet and Twitter and other Social Media sites. While the changes have allowed a candidate to reach more people, they have also given other countries the opportunity to attempt to interfere with our election process. Whether you […]

Soapbox

Yes, I’ve been on my soapbox preaching away for a long time. In fact, three years ago, I published this video: The IC3 Yesterday, the FBI Released the Internet Crime Complaint Center 2019 Internet Crime Report. This review covers all the financial losses that people and companies incurred in 2019 because of Internet scammers and hackers. One of those areas in […]

The Legit Dark Web

Back on May 15, 2019, I posted some information about the Dark Web. (The Dark Web) In that message, I discouraged you from going there. It can be a very dangerous place to visit as many sinister activities take place within its area of the Internet. However, not everything on the Dark Web is evil. There are some legitimate websites […]

Keep Them Safe

If you were at our October seminar, you may recall me talking about FBI emails. If you didn’t attend my training, the gist is that the FBI provides emails covering a variety of law enforcement arenas. You can stay informed by signing up for these emails. (Here’s the site to sign up: https://www.fbi.gov/email-updates.) One of the subjects covered by the […]

The Life Of Riley

A great majority of the readers of this blog are pet lovers. If you happen to attend our live seminars or follow me on Social Media, you probably recognize our Cairn Terrier, Gus, in the picture above. He is just five years old and he is a character. He’s funny, very smart, protective, just a little bit crazy and absolutely […]