Sunday, July 12, 2020

Safety Articles

TheSmartTalk.org Makes a Social & Digital Safety Contract for Families and Gets the Discussion Going

Having a family conversation about social media and being a digital citizen is incredibly important. TheSmartTalk.org offers a great way to do this!

Do You “Know Your Stuff”? App Helps You Create Digital Inventory of Your Property

Sponsored review of the mobile app & web service "Know Your Stuff" which lets you create a digital inventory of your properties for insurance records.

MALWARE WARNING: EMAILDOMAIN plus “_contract.doc” has a Malicious Word Macro – Analysis & Details

Warning about a malicious Word macro that comes as an email attachment with "_contract.doc" as part of the file name. Also contains analysis about threat.

An Open Letter to Parents Picking Up Kids from School

An Open Letter to parents who drive or pick their children up from school. Some advice to take or leave as parents see fit.

NETGEAR’s Arlo Q Rounds Out Video Security with Wired-power HD Camera Offering [Review]

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Q - a high-definition WiFi security camera with 2-way audio, night vision and free cloud storage. And it's powered by a wall plug!

Online, It’s Really All about “Me” So Protect It – #MentorME

Nowadays, developing a digital reputation is critical, but just as important is its maintenance. #MentorME campaign aims to show how key this is.

Asking for Children’s Email Addresses in Stores – Bad Practice or Even Illegal?

Should brick & mortar stores be allow to ask for children's email addresses or should laws similar to COPPA apply? A concerned father's thoughts.

Parent & Child Drones, Drone Safety Tips & Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone Review

Review of the Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone as well as drone safety tips. The MIniDrone is ideal for learning & teaching while the Bebop is more advanced.

I Almost Fell for this Google Docs Phishing Scam! Watch Out!

Watch out for this Google Docs Phishing Scam as it looks very legitimate. I almost fell for it. Here are the warning signs and what to look out for!

Ding Dong: Ring Doorbell Brings Wireless Video & Voice to your Door

Review of the Ring doorbell which gives you a motion detection video camera with 2-way voice dialog and a doorbell that rings anywhere you are connected.

PSA: Watch Out for United States Treasury Telephone Scam

Watch out for a telephone scam supposedly from the United States Treasury. It's not! Tips to avoid falling victim to a telephone scam.

Don’t Restrict Your Child’s Smartphone, Instead Discover via Monitoring with AT&T Smart Limits

Instead of restricting children's smartphone usage, use AT&T Smart Limits to monitor and make discoveries for later discussion. Here's how.
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HighTechDad’s Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

This is HighTechDad's 2020 Father's Day Gift Guide of family tech and smart home products that have been reviewed on HighTechDad.com. Happy Father's Day!

Can’t Find TP? Use a Smart Bidet & Wash Your Butt Instead! – Stay At Home Tech Tip Video

Avoid having to hoard toilet paper by installing a smart bidet in your home. This DIY project is easy & you save the environment by conserving toilet paper.

4 Ways to Make a “Distanced” Mother’s Day Better with a Nixplay Digital Frame

Social Distancing may make Mother's Day a bit more difficult. With a Nixplay digital frame you can share memories remotely!

Video Conferencing? Check Broadband Upload Speed – Stay at Home Tech Tip

Having a fast broadband connection at home is critical during the Shelter at Home due to COVID19/coronavirus. Learn what is important now!