Monday, July 13, 2020

Security Articles

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!

A Device to Secure ALL of your Connected Devices – Bitdefender BOX

Internet of Things devices need security as do other devices within your home network. Bitdefender BOX has a new hardware approach to provide security.

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.

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.

Review: Schlage Sense Secures your Door without Keys

Review of the Schlage Sense - an iOS-connected, motorized touch-screen security dead bolt with a backlight keypad.

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.

NETGEAR Arlo Security Camera – Look Ma, No Wires and It’s Super Easy to Install

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo video security system, an easy-to-setup, no-wires, HD camera security system for your home or business.

Blogger Warning: LLT Consulting Banner Ad Scam

I receive a lot of advertising and guest blogger solicitations on my site. To set the record straight, I don’t currently allow guest blogging and the advertisers I choose must be reputable, well-known, and/or part of a network. This...

Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids

I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some...

Less “Stranger Danger” – Kik Messenger Updates App Over Privacy Concerns

Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the "dangerous" combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn't know about Kik nor how the "Kik...
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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!