Showing posts with label Resolutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resolutions. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year 2023 - Make Your New Year's Tech Resolutions


Happy New Year 2023!  

It's time to make our 2023 New Year Technology Resolutions.

With the new year it's out with the bad habits and in with the new good ones.  

So what are YOUR tech resolutions for 2023?

Here are a few of mine for the new year.

Better Passwords

Are your passwords unique and secure?  Passwords are out of control.  More data breeches happen every year and it's just too hard to remember all of the passwords for every site.

Fortunately, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Apple all have built-in password managers.  And there are 3rd party password management apps as well.   I'm wary of some 3rd party services because even they can be hacked and passwords exposed.

I'm going to review all of my passwords - especially those that have access to personal or financial information to ensure that they are secure.  This means they are unique and contain lower, upper case letters as well as numbers and symbols.

Care for Devices

Do you have a case on your phone?  I've always had one for my phones.  But I still find myself placing my phone in odd places that inevitably leads to it falling on the floor.  Fortunately, it's always been carpeted but I know the odds are against me.  I will take better care to handle my phone more carefully.

Manage Screen Time

How much time do you spend on your devices?  Too much?  No one's tombstone will ever read "I should have spent more time on my phone".

Like a lot of us, at times, we can become very attached to our devices - phones, tablets, music players, etc.  While our devices play an important part of our lives, they must not replace our in-person time.  So this year, I plan to better manage my device time especially when I am with others.

Happy New Year 2023!
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Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 3 Tech Resolutions for 2016

Top 3 Tech Resolutions for 2016 - One Cool Tip -
Ah, the start of a new year.  It's "out" with the old and "in" with the new.  A time to resolve to improve for the coming year.

So what are your technology resolutions for 2016?

Here are three worth considering.

Back Up - Back Up - Back Up

Resolve to back up all of your data on all of your devices.  It's heartbreaking to hear from readers about how they lost years of photos and documents because they did not have backups of their computers, tablets and phones.  Don't let that happen to you!   Start 2016 off right with a new attitude to backup your data on a regular basis.   Here are two Cool Tips for more information.   Backing Up Avoids Cracking Up and How to Back Up Gmail Contacts

Better Security

Resolve to use better, and more secure, passwords for every web site.   The days of using the same simple password on multiple web sites are over.  Make 2016 the year you upgrade your passwords to make your privacy and data more secure.   A good password should be at least 8 characters and include both upper and lower case letters as well as symbols and numbers.  And what if your devices are lost or stolen?  Check out these Cool Tips - Where's My Laptop? Be Prepared Before Your Laptop is Lost or Stolen,  Where's my iPhone?,  Where's my Android?,   Find My Device is New Feature in Windows 10    

Think Before You Spread Bad Info

Resolve not to share bad and incorrect info on social media or email.  If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably not true.  Mark Zuckerberg is not going to send you free money.  Ever.  That's why he's mega-rich and we're not.  See something on Facebook that seems fishy?  Before you just "share" and spread it even farther, check it out with a Google search or even better, check on Snopes to see if it is true.  More info on Snopes is here in this Cool Tip  - If You Read it On Facebook, It Must be True

Have a safe, and prosperous 2016!
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