First, apologies for the long silence; I was hoping to announce our updated website, but (like most technology projects) it’s *ahem* delayed. So here’s what’s newsworthy.
Several clients have been ensnared by a “Microsoft” tech support scam using Ultraviewer, a free remote-support tool. Ultraview is a good and safe app, but the people using it were neither. PLEASE do not EVER allow ANYONE you do not know to access your computer. And never call a “tech support” number that pops up on your screen.
If you use TurboTax or H&R block to file your taxes, you’ll want to read this article from the Washington Post.
We’ve stopped recommending LastPass because of their security lapses. A word of caution, if you are switching password managers: in theory, you can export from the old password manager and import to the new one. Should be easy. In practice, I found serious glitches, so don’t cancel the old password manager until you are sure you have extracted all the info you need. Since I already pay for Dropbox, I’m now using their password manager–no need to pay for an additional subscription.
Apple has added Voice Isolation mode for clearer iPhone calls; here’s what that means and how to set it up (two minutes, easy).
Mac users, did you know you can easily compare two folders? Here’s how.
Windows users, you will soon be able to link your iPhone to your Windows computer!
Apple also launched Apple Music Classical, a free add-on for Apple Music subscribers that’s getting great reviews.
Google Photos added cool new features, read more here.
Wordle is an addiction for many of us, and the NY Times is now testing a new numbers-based game, Digits. More about that here.