Computer/ Internet Tips & News
March 2019
This Month: 

  • Mozy discontinuing free online backup, but there are other free options
  • New browser add-on tells you when you're entering a leaked password & other password tips
  • Installing a home security camera may require updated Wi-Fi
  • News briefs you may have missed on our Facebook feed
  • Tell a friend about us - you could earn a service credit
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Mozy discontinuing free online backup, but there are other free options
Online backup service Mozy was purchased last year by Carbonite, and they've decided to discontinue their free backup plan effective April 15, 2019. You can read their FAQ page for more information.

Fortunately there are other free online backup options, as well as inexpensive options to backup your data locally to an external storage device.

For more information about your backup options, click here to read the article...
New browser add-on tells you when you're entering a leaked password & other password tips
A new web browser add-on/extension courtesy of Google will inform you when you are entering a password on a website that was part of a data breach. "Password checkup" is available for the Chrome and Firefox browsers. If it detects that you've entered a compromised password, it will alert you to change the password for that site. Click here to read more .

Creating a new password doesn't have to be hard. Read my Top 5 password tips to help you create a memorable password system, and secure your passwords in a digital vault or password book.
Installing a home security camera may require updated Wi-Fi
Home security cameras and video doorbells have become quite popular in the past few years. Many of the systems from names such as Ring, Nest and Arlo require a speedy and stable wireless internet connection in order to be able to view the live video and recordings - a minimum of 2 Mbps upload speed is recommended per streaming camera . Does your wireless internet meet the minimum system requirements to run such a system? DSL internet and some of the slower speed tiers from AT&T do not meet the minimum upload recommendation.

You can check the internet speed at your computer here . Even if your internet speed qualifies on your computer, it may be too slow if walls, distance and other Wi-Fi devices interfere with the signal between your internet router and wireless security camera.

We can perform an on-site survey of your Wi-Fi and recommend/setup a wireless solution that will work with security camera. For more information read more...
News briefs you may have missed on our Facebook feed

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