Passwords are very often the bane of surfers everywhere. You can end up with needing hundreds of passwords. So how do you remember them all? Here is an easy way to remember your passwords no matter how many you have. Each will be different and secure. example 1: (pick two names) TomandAnn Because full words are broken easier then change some letters for numbers. So TomandAnn might become T0mand4nn. You could make it even more secure (though some sites won't accept it) by changing it to T0m&4nn 2) Take you address, e.g. 75 Some Lane, Village, Bucks AB12 7SU from that a memorable password could be all the first letters: 75SlvbAS127su it looks complicated but it is basically your address. Using either of these methods (or your own variation) just add onto the end wherever the password is for. Ebay, Amazon, Tesco, Facebook etc. So from example 1) a typical password would be T0m&4nnAsda or T0m&4nnSilversurfers. You will never use the same password twice and each password is easy to remeber, unique and quite secure.
I have been teaching older people how to use computers and the internet for about 10 years. I have dowloaded many Freeware (software for which you pay no fees to install or annual fees to use) applications onto desktop and laptop computers, and shown my learners how to use it as well. The is a website called Ninite (www.ninite.com) which will allow you download single or multiple Freeware applications in an easy way. It will check your computer so it will select the applications which are suitable for the operating system installed on your computer. It also ensure that no unwanted things such as Spyware (such as B*ng toolbars) piggyback onto the applications that you have requested. It create an .EXE job (executable program) in your Downloads folder which you just click to trigger ad install the requested application(s) on your computer. It really is that simple. If you are unsure what software you should download, please seek advice from a Digital Champion there are many working for various charities and housing associations throughout the country. Or you could register on the wonderful Digital Unite website (www.digitalunite.com) which is a website that promotes Digital Inclusion (getting more of the population online) and asking there. There are many helpful people and organisations who are happy and willing to help and give advice.
Pictures from 2 different SD cards from cameras - when I try to look at them on my laptop they are just black .......... any ideas as to what is wrong/happening gratefully received .... when I look at them all in my pictures file I can see them but opening them individually I cannot help???
Can anyone recommend a laptop that can be so simple that the user can just switch it on and it'll start very quickly, have the ability for only 4 or 5 icons/apps to be viewed and to be selected and that will automatically seek out a network. The unit will not need to be portable and battery length is not a problem, nor is cost.. Just need a really simple solution for my sister who has certain educational/intellectual limitations
Having just returned from a holiday abroad, it struck me how many parents provide technology in the form of iPads and Tablets, to entertain their toddlers.
Whilst there is a time and a place for this, such as on a flight or journey, I was surprised to see toddlers sitting at the breakfast table watching a screen whilst munching on their Rice Crispies! I also witnessed twin 3 year old boys, leaving the dinner table wearing padded earphones, walking through the restaurant still engaged with their iPads, not looking where they were going, totally oblivious to other people and their surroundings.
The world has changed and technology now plays a huge part in all of our day to day lives. There is a balance for us all between actual social interaction and technology engagement.
Do you have a concern that the younger generation of today, particularly toddlers, are in danger of missing out on actual development of relationships and world awareness due to the distractions of technology? Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive … are young children given enough time to daydream or are they becoming overloaded with technology? If you are a grandparent, do you have to hold back your views or are you able to express what you think to your offspring? Is technology in danger of damaging our toddlers social development or enhancing their learning?
What do you think?