Category: Nerd Tips Tricks

Do I Need Virus Protection On My Mac?

November 18, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Do Mac computers need virus protection? Before 2012, most Mac users’ answers would have been no.  Mac computers were widely thought of as essentially immune to viruses and malware. The system contains built-in protection like “sandboxing,” an anti-hacker technique that restricts access to actions, files, and programs on your Mac. Other security features include XProtect,…

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Spotify, Pandora Or Apple Music: Which One is Better?

November 13, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Pandora used to the only player in the music streaming service field, until a few years ago. With the advent of technology, many players jumped into the market with better apps and streaming services. However, Pandora is still one of the major talked about and trustworthy streaming services to date.  In this post, we will…

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In Search Of the Best Selfie

November 6, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

The outfit is right, the hair is laid, and the bad eyebrow is behaving for once. It’s time to let the world know how hot you are, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll spend more time posing than primping. No worries! Read on for your foolproof guide to an Instagram-ready selfie. Shine a Light…

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Benefits of Using WiFi Calling While Abroad

October 24, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

If you’re preparing to jet off overseas, you know that the options for international phone services can be overwhelming and confusing. Instead of going to the trouble of buying a phone or SIM card, WiFi calling is the easiest and most cost-effective choice for wayward globetrotters.  What is WiFi calling, you might ask? WiFi calling…

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The Most Popular Types of Phone Scams

October 21, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

The Internet has opened up a new world of scamming, but phone scams are still prevalent and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Statistics from this month, based off reports from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, suggest that phone is still the most popular delivery method amongst scammers. Phone scams are also responsible for the most…

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Why Cyber Security is Important for Seniors

October 18, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Cyber security is something we should all learn and practice regardless of our age. However, seniors as a demographic should be particularly aware of cyber security. This is because seniors are specifically vulnerable to Internet scams and malware attacks. It is more important than ever for seniors to educate themselves about maintaining healthy cyber security.…

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Tips to Help Extend Your Laptop Battery Life

October 14, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

None of us appreciate a quick dash to the power point to save our laptop shutting down. Worse still is when there is no available power source to save it. Laptops are useless to us without power. These are the top ways you can quickly extend your battery life.  1. Dim the screen The biggest…

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5 Scams that Target Seniors

October 11, 2019
Comment Enozia Vakil

Scientific American reports a University of California, Los Angeles, study that suggests the older you get the more likely you are to trust a stranger. This is just one of many reasons that the elderly are acutely vulnerable to scams. This vulnerability is made worse by seniors’ isolation and lack of tech-savvy. A key to…

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7 Tips to Taking the Best Selfie

December 15, 2017
Comment admin

“Wait, let me take a selfie…” It͛’s a song, seriously. We live in an age of instant gratification and of sharing every moment that happens to us, and selfies for days. Many people will take about 10 of them (if not more) and then post only the one that looks the best. Now there are many…

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How to Avoid Email Scams

November 17, 2017
Comment admin

Email scams frequently come in the form of phishing, which is a type of online identity theft. Fraudsters attempt to trick users into entering their personal information into unsecured, illegitimate websites. Phishing scams come in the form of pop-ups and spam emails and can be difficult to detect. Once the cybercriminal has your personal information…

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