Almost all of the important functions of LastPass are available for free, but you should consider paying $12/year for LastPass Premium. Although there are other Premium features, most of you will be paying that dollar a month for a LastPass app to run on your smartphone and iPad. […] continuedRead more
The upgrade to LastPass 2.0 includes a meaningful improvement in “Secure Notes” to help you use LastPass to store all of your private information, not just Internet passwords.
Secure Notes allow you to store any kind of information securely – a digital encrypted notepad. […] continuedRead more
If you’re a LastPass user, you’re being prompted to install an updated toolbar. You’ll be installing LastPass version 2.0, with a few interesting new features and improvements to the browser interface.
Passwords are as important to your security as antivirus software. LastPass gives you the confidence to use complex passwords and to choose a different password for each site that requires authentication. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft’s unexpected announcement that it will release two tablets later this year has the industry buzzing. The Microsoft Surface tablets will run Windows 8; the less expensive one is conceptually similar to an iPad, while the more expensive one combines the power of an Ultrabook with the finger-friendliness of Windows 8 and the tablet screen. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft announced today that it will be selling two new Windows 8 tablets under its own name, taking on the iPad and competing with its own partners, the manufacturers who will be distributing their own Windows 8 tablets in the fall.
A lot of details were made available about the Microsoft Surface tablets and a few questions went unanswered. […] continuedRead more
As the years go by, your tech problems are getting more and more complex – but it’s still helpful to review the basics every so often. Vivian Manning wrote a nice collection of IT homilies for Attorney At Work covering some of the oft-repeated truths of IT support. […] continuedRead more
“Ice Cream Sandwich” was Google’s internal name during development of the latest version of its Android operating system for phones and tablets. It’s now known more formally as Android 4.0.
You don’t have it yet. There’s an interesting story about that.
Let’s start with the competitors so you can see the contrast with Google’s fumbling efforts. […] continuedRead more
Apple introduced updated notebooks at the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, with much fanfare and media hubbub – and surprisingly little substance.
The highlight is the 15” “MacBook Pro with Retina display,” which follows the “new iPad” in demonstrating that Apple has completely lost its way in product branding. The MacBook Pro has a very high resolution display, a speedy processor, a solid state hard drive (SSD), a slightly slimmer profile, and a price tag that is unexpectedly high even for Apple. […] continuedRead more
A few days ago the New York Times ran two articles that might be helpful to you if you feel like you’re adrift in the technology sea.
A Guide to Deciphering the Language of Smartphones covers the most important (and confusing) acronyms and concepts in the phone world. There are explanations in plain English of basic terms like “wi-fi” and “apps”, as well as some recent jargon introduced by the carriers – “tiered plan,” “CDMA vs. […] continuedRead more
It’s not a secret that the tech industry is being distorted by our imperfect patent system. Companies are being purchased to obtain their patent portfolios rather than, say, their product lines or talented employees. The mobile phone market seems to be driven as much by patent lawsuits as by genuine innovation. […] continuedRead more
PC vendors are falling all over themselves to get hundreds of new laptops on the market, with most of the attention on the thin and light Ultrabooks built on Ivy Bridge that will dominate the market this year. […] continuedRead more
The Electronic Frontier Foundation published its annual study of the privacy polices of top Internet companies and awarded four stars to one and only one company: Sonic.Net, Sonoma’s County’s much-loved broadband and phone service provider. Sonic is the only company to have achieved that distinction in EFF’s annual surveys.
EFF examined the policies of eighteen companies, including Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter. […] continuedRead more