A New Year Means New Security & a Google Nexus 7-Inch Multi-Tablet Twitter Party Giveaway with Trend Micro – #SecureNewYear

In Family, General, Giveaway, HTD Tech Tip, Safety, Security, Trend Micro, Twitter by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I am hoping that this New Year is already off to a great start for all of you, apart from my plumbing issues and a flu-ridden child, our family has been enjoying 2013 thus far. And as most of the celebrations should have died down by now, here’s one more that you might want to attend. For the past year, I and several other families across the country have been participating in a program with Trend Micro, a leading global internet content management and threat security firm, called the Digital Joneses. During this year, we completed various security challenges and …

Zombies, Bots and Trojans are Trick or Treating in your Computer!

In Family, General, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Safety, Security, Trend Micro by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Did you know that it is basically Halloween each and every day in your computer? That digital doorbell is ringing every time you visit a website, get an email or download an application. How is your computer greeting those Zombies, Bots and Trojans? Are you giving them treats and sending them on their way? Or are they preparing to trick your computer and wreak havoc on all of your personal data? If you follow any of my recommendations on protecting your computers, your online identity and your privacy, the Halloween in your computer probably is a pretty boring affair. Those …

10 Tips & Some Security & Privacy Tools for Setting Up Your Child’s First Smartphone

In Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, HTD Tech Tip, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Software, Trend Micro by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

As part of The Digital Joneses study that I’m working on with other bloggers and with Trend Micro, one of our challenges is “Staying Connected on the Go.” The study itself is one of online protection, privacy and security, using a variety of tools and software as well as tips and best practices provided by Trend Micro. This is the 4th challenge that we are undertaking and you can see some of my other articles from the challenges here. This current challenge outlined some tasks that we needed to do during a 24-hour period but the over-arching theme was to essentially …

Get Those Cleaning Supplies Out & Roll Up Your Sleeves – How to Clean Your Digital Home!

In Apple, Application, Fix It, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Microsoft, Mobile, Opinion, Safety, Security, Software, Tech News, Trend Micro by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

It’s Springtime! Leaves are appearing on the trees, the sun is starting to gain dominance over the rain, and my eyes are teary, not only from the pollen in the air, but also from the fact that I need to start doing my spring cleaning around the house! It’s time to put away the winter clothes, coats and blankets, throw open the windows and air out the house. Guess what? You probably need to do this with your digital home as well. Wait, what? My “digital” home, you ask? What the heck is that? Well, while we typically live in …

How Internet Security Savvy Are You?

In Application, Consumer Electronics, Family, General, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networking, Software, Trend Micro by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

If you have read any of my articles in the past, I find it extremely important to use technology as a tool to better your life. Some of those “tools” are for entertainment, and others are for security and safety of yourself and your family. Entertainment is obviously fun, as it should be, but security and safety is not as much so. It can be daunting and scary, and frequently, people don’t have a clue as to how to even begin to approach combating it. Luckily there are tools out there to, yes, help you better your life. I was …