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techExtend the Life of Your New Device

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Technology moves fast, but that doesn’t mean your devices shouldn’t stand the test of time. For many of us, these are big investments worth caring for and while we can’t tell you enough to keep that cup of coffee away from your keyboard, there are even bigger threats lurking inside. more...

techBack to School with Cyber Security

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Back to school is around the corner and with it comes new clothes, new books, new classes, and new tech! So, send kids back with the protection they need when it comes to cyber security. From preventing identity theft to choosing antivirus software that fits their needs, with the right tools and practices, they can enjoy the Internet safely and securely on all of their new devices.

Of all of the uncomfortable talks you'll have with your kids, Internet safety doesn't have to be one of them. From research for projects, to keeping in touch with friends, the Internet provides amazing information and accessibility. The other side of this is a greater vulnerability to identity theft and other dangers. So teaching kids about taking precautions and outfitting devices with parental controls is more important than ever to minimize online threats.

We've put together a great playlist over at Howdini's YouTube channel that covers everything from best practices to what to do if your computer is impacted by a virus. Then, head over to bit.ly/CyberProtection for more great information and special offers from our friends at ESET!

Happy surfing!

techDon't get hacked! Identity theft and how to protect yourself online

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It was a shocking start to the beginning of 2014 to find that one of the nation’s biggest retailers, during the Christmas shopping season, had a serious widespread credit card security breach. The Target hack affected more than 110 million users, more than half the adults in America, setting them up for identity theft. That was followed by news that Yahoo! was hacked and gave up the email address of thousands of users. And now, security experts believe Target’s computer system was accessed by a phishing expedition. That’s right. Phishing. That’s when malicious hackers send an email asking for information or loaded with malware that once clicked on can breach a computer’s (or network’s) security and gain access to more...

techDating apps to help you find love

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The ease of apps has made a lot of things in life a little more convenient. Order dinner, pay your bills and never miss a movie from the palm of your hand. Now these helpful little programs are taking on the final frontier: more...

techNew Year’s tech resolutions part 2

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We’ve got you covered on the technical side of digital health (see earlier blog reminding you to backup and secure your files)... now let’s get personal!

The Internet is not all scary identity theft and spammy schemes–it can be a great source of information, too. This year, challenge yourself to learn something new by taking advantage of the online resources available. Take in a http://www.ted.com/talks, download the iTunes U app or explore a few videos on the YouTube Education channel!

Finally, the best resolution for digital health in 2014 is to use it less! Make an effort this upcoming year to consciously step away from time to time. Our lives are so inundated by screens it can be easy to forget that there is a real world out there with other living, breathing human beings. Do your best to see and experience things with your own eyes, instead of through the lens of your smartphone or tablet.

So what are you doing reading this blog? Go pop some bubbly and find someone to share a New Year’s kiss with!
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