What happens when Windows 7 support ends?

Posted on October 25th, 2019

Applies to: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses becau...

Security Now: Connecticut school districts hardest hit in U.S. by ransomware attacks

Posted on October 9th, 2019

Internet security expert Steve Gibson led this week’s episode of his podcast Security Now! with the story, We can't get away from Ransomware. Gibson cites a recent industry report stating, "Connecticut was hit by ransomware infections at seven sc...

QTIP: Recently Deleted Photos

Posted on October 8th, 2019

Hey QTIPS! If I delete a photo from my phone, will it delete from my computer? A: Yes. Sort of. When you delete a photo in your iOS Photos app, it is actually moved to the Recently Deleted folder within the Photos app. The next time iCloud syncs...

QTIP: Power Trick

Posted on September 25th, 2019

Want to consistently name and serialize large collections of digital files? Adopt a file naming convention (FNC) and use a renaming utility. Third-party software utilities are available that can assist with bulk renaming of photos, Word files, PD...

LCC: Managing Your Digital Images

Posted on September 24th, 2019

Managing Your Digital Images was presented by Quentin Leo at New Canaan’s Lapham Community Center on September 24, 2018 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers Why save your photo and other digital assets?Our personal photos, papers, music and...

NYTIMES: How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories

Posted on September 21st, 2019

Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way. Farhad Manjoo, NYTimes Nov. 14, 2018 The first time Google Photos made me cry, it was ...

QTIP: Migrate or Start Fresh?

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Hey QTIPS: When I get a new computer should I use a migration utility to transfer my data and settings from the old one? QTIPS: No. It’s not that Apple’s Migration Assistant or other similar utility is bad software. Actually it works pretty we...

Engadget: Google Photos has a new stories-style 'Memories' feature

Posted on September 12th, 2019

The cameras on our phones keep getting better, and we keep taking more and more pictures. That presents a challenge for for Apple and Google: how to surface the best moments out of the thousands of photos we shoot every year? iOS 13 has a new inte...

Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

Posted on August 24th, 2019

May 29, 2014 Tammy Lamoureux They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do "they" say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you."Photography ...

Library of Congress: Why Digital Preservation is Important

Posted on August 23rd, 2019

Our personal photos, papers, music and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they’re digital. Electrons. Digital files...

QTIP: Cloud Storage Options

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Most Apple users rely on free basic iCloud service to seamlessly sync photos, contacts, documents, email, text messages, calendars, reminders, browser favorites, passwords and settings among their iOS devices, Macs and Windows 10 PCs. It’s easy to...

New iPad 2019 release date, price & specs rumours

Posted on August 16th, 2019

Wondering if Apple will update its budget iPad in 2019? You might not have long to wait as rumours about a 10.2in iPad ignite. We round up all the rumours about the next iPad's release date, new features, price and specs By Karen Haslam MacWorld ...

MacWorld: How to use Google Photos to back up your iPhone photos

Posted on August 7th, 2019

It’s easy to get free protection from losing all your photos if your phone gets lost, stolen, or broken and with Google Photos. By Dan Masaoka Macworld | Aug 7, 2019 5:00 am PDT There’s a good chance you are already backing up your photos and vi...

iMore: Apple’s next iPad may feature 10.2-inch display and launch this fall

Posted on August 1st, 2019

Brandon Russell iMore.com 1 Aug 2019 What you need to knowApple will reportedly launch a 10.2-inch iPad this fall.The new iPad is expected to replace the entry level 9.7-inch iPad.The device may feature an iPad Pro-like design with slimmer bezels...

QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Then while fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying,...

MacWorld: Zoom Mac app flaw sparks serious security concerns

Posted on July 9th, 2019

Do not adjust your screen. The logo above is displayed upside down as a comment on Zoom. Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ ZM) is a provider of video conferencing and IP phone services. Zoom Meeting Client apps have found their way onto Macs and ...

ZAPIER: Forget Folders -- The Best Ways to Organize Your Files with Tags and Labels

Posted on June 4th, 2019

Aja Frost / Published June 4, 2019 Trying to find old files is like trying to go back in time and read your own mind. Where would I have saved those pictures from Australia?!? you think, before spending a frustrating half hour digging through fold...

Let's Scan Your Slides, Prints and Video

Posted on May 16th, 2019


QTIP: Organizing Passwords

Posted on May 8th, 2019

Hey QTIPS: I am in the process of organizing my passwords. I would like to put them in an app and have heard of KEEPER. It has a template and seems very easy to use. It does cost $30/per year. Is there an app similar to this one that is free? ...

NYTIMES: Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues

Posted on April 24th, 2019

Facebook disclosed in its quarterly financial results that it estimated a one-time loss of $3 billion to $5 billion in connection with an "ongoing inquiry" with the F.T.C. Credit Andrew Harnik/Associated Press By Mike Isaac April 24, 2019 SAN FR...

QTIP: How to Start Scanning Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Scanning all your family photos is a mission. As a digital Indy, your mission is to rescue irreplaceable family artifacts from the dumpster or shredder, and then record their digital images for future generations. For your efforts you’ll be remem...

FamilySearch: Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

by Logan Metcalfe If you have boxes full of old photos, you’re not alone—billions of lonely family photos gather dust in closets and attics around the world. Even those of us too young to remember when a "camera roll" meant around 30 shots of f...

Protecting Against Ransomware | CISA

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Protecting Against Ransomware Original release date: April 11, 2019 What is ransomware?Ransomware is a type of mal...

NYTIMES: Organizing Your Unwieldy Photo Collection Is Easier Than You Think

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Here is the trick: Let your smartphone do the work. The artificial intelligence component of Google Photos automatically sorts photos based on the objects in them and then groups pictures together in the "Things" album. Accuracy, however, can va...

NYTIMES: Protecting Your Internet Accounts Keeps Getting Easier. Here’s How to Do It.

Posted on March 27th, 2019

Brian X. Chen, The New York Times, March 27, 2019 There are many tools for setting up two-factor authentication, a security mechanism that prevents improper access. These four methods are the most compelling. Credit Glenn Harvey When Facebook r...

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