Once again, I have a new computer. I documented the process last year, and since this is somewhat unexpected I'm documenting the process once again.
It all started with an experiment.
Also this week
You can save your passwords in Google Chrome. Surprising to many people, though, is that you can see what you saved.
Sometimes deleting messages is important. And being certain that they've been really deleted can be elusive.
It's a moving target, but by now hopefully you know longer is better.
The TEH Podcast
|Gary and I touch on politics again (we don't plan to make this regular, though), this time with respect to social media, managing the privacy of your credit card number, easy listening to podcasts, ways to watch ApppleTV and more.|
Have a great week!!
The Results of My Year-Long Laptop Experiment
Last year, I replaced two laptops (an aging MacBook Pro and a lightweight Dell Latitude) and my desktop (a Mac Pro) with a Dell laptop running Windows 10.
I documented the process that lead to my decision in a series of articles, beginning with The Journey to My New Computer: Taking Stock.
It's now a year later, and it's time to assess the results.
Continue Reading: The Results of My Year-Long Laptop Experiment
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This Week's Articles
View Your Saved Passwords in Google Chrome
And honestly, that should concern you.
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Does Emptying Trash in Email Keep Others from Seeing My Deleted Email?
Emptying the trash is a good approach to making sure messages you've deleted stay that way.
Naturally, there is an exception you need to be aware of.
Continue Reading: Does Emptying Trash in Email Keep Others from Seeing My Deleted Email?
How Long Should a Password Be?
For a long time, the common thinking was that the best, most practical passwords consisted of a random combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and a special character or two. If so composed, password length needed to be only eight characters.
Randomness remains important, but as it turns out, size matters more. Much more.
A password today should have a minimum of 12 characters, and ideally, 16 or even more.
Continue Reading: How Long Should a Password Be?
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