Monday , 20 May 2019

Tag Archives: users

15 Android widgets that will make iPhone users jealous

One of the biggest advantages of Android over iPhone is widgets. Android has them, iPhone does not. Widgets are valuable because they give you an at-a-glance look at lots of different kinds of information and quick access to valuable apps and configuration settings. I carry both an Android phone (for work) and an iPhone (my private phone), but there are ... Read More »

50% of IT pros recommend Android to users, 32% iPhone

As the trend accelerates toward employees choosing their own smartphones — bought with personal funds or subsidized by the company — IT professionals are having to recommend a lot more smartphones to employees rather than buying them in bulk and handing them out. These same IT pros are also the tech experts that their friends, family, and neighbors have always ... Read More »

Three common errors users make with Word templates

Templates help you work more productively and confidentially. Unfortunately, they’re a bit of a mystery to most users. If you’re working on your own and you find yourself making the same changes to every document, learn how to create, alter, and apply templates. If you’re supporting users, make sure they know how to use templates appropriately so they’re getting the ... Read More »

Social engineering red flags and tips for training users

While there are proven methods and technological means to prevent attacks and detect malware, when it comes to social engineering, it can be harder to discern what to look for or predict what form an attack might take. That’s why social engineering is so effective. If a web server is hardened against entry, it doesn’t matter how often someone tries to break in, ... Read More »

Android flashlight app tracks users via GPS, FTC says hold on

 An article I wrote in April of 2012 started out mentioning how my neighbor came over asking me why in the world (his language was more colorful) an Android flashlight app would need to know the physical location of the phone (see the slide to the left). I remember trying to humor my neighbor by mentioning, “In case it gets ... Read More »