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How To Protect Your Privacy On Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google …

Google Home

Where to find snow after a dismal start to ski season

Ski resorts in the western United States have been plagued with low snow totals from California to Colorado. But there are stores of better snow to be found for skiers who are bent on getting their annual fix, and conditions overall throughout the West look to be on the upswing.<p>The best places for …

Skiing

The Best Things to Do in Whistler, British Columbia

Pristine ski terrain is just the beginning.<p>Just a two-hour drive from Vancouver lies the behemoth that is Whistler Blackcomb. Once two separate, stellar resorts on their own, the two merged in 1997 to become one of the largest and most sought-after ski vacations on earth. But it isn’t just the …

Skiing

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

<i>Update #2: An official fix is now available; no restart required.</i><p><i>Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works:</i><p><i>“We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to</i> …

Operating Systems

Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on Select MacBook and MacBook Pro Models

Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for select MacBook and MacBook Pro models.<p>Apple has authorized coverage within four years from the original purchase date of affected models, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and …

Cardhop for Mac is a seriously intelligent contacts app from the makers of Fantastical

Flexibits, the team behind the excellent calendar app Fantastical, is out with a brand new Mac app that turns your messy contacts database into something completely usable and interactive. Cardhop is a super smart contacts app that makes the built-in Contacts app feel like it was made 20 years …

Apps

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

The best wireless outdoor home security camera

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending …

Which iOS Assistant Is Best: Siri, Google Assistant or Cortana?

My iPhone is now packed with helpers. It started with Siri, the digital assistant baked into iOS, that was waiting for me the moment I fired up my …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Apps

How to use iCloud Keychain and common concerns

First time checking out the Tech Savvy series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for …

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

Thousands of accounts found to host unsecured passwords, photos, and other files on Amazon's cloud

By not setting their cloud storage accounts to private, businesses and developers have been inadvertently allowing unauthorized parties to retrieve sensitive documents, images and other files previously believed to be inaccessible. According to <i>Net Security</i>, just by probing Amazon's S3 servers with …

Expensify now lets companies reimburse international employees in Bitcoin

Businesses using Expensify will soon be able to reimburse international employees in Bitcoin. The expense report company today rolled out support for the virtual currency, lending yet more momentum to the decentralized form of payment. Speaking to <i>The Next Web</i>, Expensify CEO David Barrett said that …