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Hello SeniorNet fans,
Today, we have a new article about your security and safety online.
Have you heard about social engineering? Some of you maybe, and some of you no.
This is the first episode about social engineering and how hackers use social engineering to steal your information. This hacker could be anyone, even people close to you. Beware
Today : what is social engineering and what does it mean?
According to Wikipedia:
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.
In the next episodes, we will go further in detail and recount true stories of people got deceived and willingly gave their personal information to a hacker.
See you in the next episode.
Hello SeniorNet fans it’s been long time we didn’t post about apps lately
today we came with vey nice apps that makes you check price and compare with other stores:
let’s start quickly
Maybe this is the number one and my favorit too
Smoopa is a free shopping companion that helps you never overpay again.With Smoopa you can:
• Compare prices—Browse, search, or scan barcodes to see if it’s a good price.
• Shop confidently—Buy in-store or directly from trusted online retailers.
• Set price alerts—Get an alert when the item drops below your desired price.
• Discover amazing products—Browse and shop millions of items shared by the community.
• Share your finds—Save items to collections and wishlists to help others discover them.
• Earn rewards—Scan barcodes while shopping or create interesting collections to earn rewards.”Bargain hunters have never had it better.”
-The Wall Street Journal
“Smoopa Shopping is a price checker app that puts you in control—and actually makes the process fun. It leverages the power of real-time aggregation by having the app users submit prices of items they’ve just purchased in store. You can also follow other user feeds and build collections of your favorite items.”
Put a personal shopper in your pocket with ScanLife so you’ll always get the information you want most. Scan any product’s barcode, QR Code or Microsoft Tag and we’ll quickly find you more about it including prices and reviews.You’ll also have access to a selection of the latest discounts, deals and special offers from thousands of national and local stores that change based on your interests. Get hand-picked offers and content from the products you love or want.Scan a product UPC barcode, we’ll help you find a variety of information:
- Find and compare prices from your favorite stores like Amazon, Toys R Us, Macy’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and purchase right from your phone (depending on location)
- Check-out product reviews & see what others are saying
- Earn mPoint rewards as you scan QR Codes and barcodes that can be redeemed for real gift cards (US only)
- Save all your scanning activity in your History and like products to save to Favorites.
- Sync with Facebook to save your scanning history.
Unfortunately this app is available only for apple devices and on apple store
Consumr is the ultimate product guide. Discover the best products, see reviews, and compare prices from strollers to toys and everything in between!*Supports barcodes & QR code scanning*
Read reviews, discover what’s hot, see prices and contribute your own ratings to the biggest mobile community of reviewers!
The NY Times: “A slick app for reviews”
TechCrunch: “Yelp for products”
USA Today: “Handy shopping companion”
Note: Barcode Scanning not supported on iPod Touch 4th Gen
ShopAdvisor – Your personal shopping concierge for fashion, tech, decor and moreShopAdvisor is a personal shopping concierge for your mobile device. Get access to insider knowledge on when, where, and what to shop, so that you can buy and discover the latest in everything from fashion to tech to magazine editors’ picks.ShopAdvisor will help you decide:When to shop – we keep track of all of the things you love, so we’ll let you know when the price drops or when something becomes available.Where to shop – we track 200M products from more than 16,000 retailers, so you can find what you love both online and in-store at a price you love.What to shop – we partner with some of the top magazines and influencers so you can discover new trends, looks and ideas. You can also search for your favorite products — we’ll even give you personalized recommendations.Some of our magazine partners include: Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vogue, People StyleWatch, Real Simple, Men’s Health, This Old House, Cooking Light, Parent & Child, and many more.
Saving money comparing prices is easy. Do it everywhere on anything you buy with the PriceGrabber app!The PriceGrabber app helps you quickly find the lowest price on millions of products from thousands of online merchants and local stores. Find products, compare prices, read product reviews, and get merchant ratings — it’s all right in your hand!Scan barcodes to find products from thousands of retailers.Search, browse and compare products. Search by product name, UPC, manufacturer’s part number, or just about anything you can think of. You can also browse through our product categories and see what’s most popular.Sort by Price, rating or popularityFilter search results to refine your product discoverySet Price Alerts and get notified when your price has been met.
Product reviews. Read unbiased information from millions of users.
See the BottomLinePrice, which includes tax and shipping.
Favorite items. You don’t have to be ready to buy, just add items to your Favorites and come back to them later.
PriceGrabber is the industry leader in online shopping. Millions of consumers use PriceGrabber to quickly obtain free and unbiased information about products, services, merchants and sellers before making a purchase decision. Through continued innovation and consistent focus on providing the best shopping experience on the Internet, PriceGrabber has established itself as the most trusted and effective online destination for savvy shopping.
Alright fans that’s all for today hope you try one of these apps and leave a comment on our Facebook page
Thank you so much, don’t forget to grab the lowest price while shopping
See you Soon.
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We are excited to announce a new partnership with the National Council on Aging’s My Medicare Matters to bring online Medicare decision-making assistance to all SeniorNet members. We believe this endeavor supports our shared goal of enhancing the lives of older adults through online learning.
My Medicare Matters is an innovative educational tool that helps individuals understand, navigate, and make the most of their Medicare coverage. SeniorNet members will have dedicated access to all of the personalized educational tools from the website and can get selected assistance through the local SHIPs or Aon Retiree Health Exchange Benefits Advisors.
“We are pleased to partner with SeniorNet to support their mission of empowering older adults with education opportunities,” said Jay Greenberg, CEO of NCOA Services. “Combining our technology based services to provide unbiased Medicare education and decision support tools will enhance the lives of the older adults who look to SeniorNet for lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet.”
This is a fantastic opportunity for SeniorNet members to access a comprehensive and easy to use tool that will be of significant value Boomers, caregivers and the younger generation.
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Board Chairman, SeniorNet
Hello SeniorNet fans , I hope everything is going well with you
Today with the best 3 androids apps for this week
are you tired to remember taking your pills at time?
you don’t remember if you have missed some pills or no?
no more worries
MediSafe is an award winning, top rated medication reminder, if you need to track your medications, this is the app for you!
MediSafe is a beautiful, visual and easy-to-use pill reminder and medication management app. It will help you take your medicine on time and safely. It also allows you to help your family members with their pills.
★ Download MediSafe, and start managing your medication now! ★
Whether you are taking one medicine or more, you know how difficult it is remembering to take each one at the right time. If you are a caretaker for a parent, child, or patient, you know how stressful it is not knowing for sure if your loved one took their pills on time.
MediSafe has the solution. It’s free and simple!
MediSafe will remind you when to take your medication. You can also update your app manually. Your Med-Friend (family member or caretaker) is notified if you don’t check in, so they can remind you only if needed.
It will help you remember to take meds, keep track what pill you took and when, remind you to refill and even give you medication discounts.
★ Download MediSafe, never forget a medicine dose again! ★
• Visual and super easy to handle Medication Reminder.
• Synchronizes the family medicine pillboxes to one place.
• Reminds you to take your medication on time, even if your device is asleep.
• Choose your meds reminder sound to make MediSafe a comfortable addition to your day.
• High end graphics that look great on HD Displays.
• See a list of what medication are “due today” and check them off as you go.
• Rx refill reminds you when you need to restock on medicine.
• List PRN (on demand) medication.
• See your progress report and send it to the doctor as an Excel file.
• Sync reminders with your Android Wear smartwatch. Shake your wrist to mark that you took the medication.
This app is not just for money lovers! Whether you are looking for a better daily expense manager or trying to stay out of debt and be money wise, Expense IQ is definitely the ideal tool to stay on top of your finances.
Expense IQ is brought to you by Handy Apps.
Alright guys that’s all for today see you next week, stay healthy don’t forget your pills again !!!
Hello SeniorNet fans
Hope everything is going well with you
Today we gonna see what is SSD drive and what do you know about it? what is the difference between, SSD drive and HDD drive
which of them is better?
Watch this short video
Most people now buy laptops for their computing needs and have to make the decision between getting either a Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as the storage component. So which of the two is the better choice, an SSD or HDD? There’s no straight-forward answer to this question; each buyer has different needs and you have to evaluate the decision based on those needs, your preferences, and of course budget. Even though the price of SSDs has been falling, the price per gigabyte advantage is still strongly with HDDs. Yet, if performance and fast bootup is your primary consideration and money is secondary, then SSD is the way to go. For the remainder of this article, we will make a comparison of SSD and HDD storage and go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of both.
What is an SSD?
We’ll make no assumptions here and keep this article on a level that anyone can understand. You might be shopping for a computer and simply wondering what the heck SSD actually means? To begin, SSD stands for Solid State Drive. You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks – SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips. Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster. As an analogy, what’s quicker? Having to walk across the room to retrieve a book to get information or simply magically having that book open in front of you when you need it? That’s how an HDD compares to an SSD; it simply requires more physical labor (mechanical movement) to get information.
A typical SSD uses what is called NAND-based flash memory. This is a non-volatile type of memory. What does non-volatile mean you ask? The simple answer is that you can turn off the disk and it won’t “forget” what was stored on it. This is of course an essential characteristic of any type of permanent memory. During the early days of SSD, rumors floated around saying stored data would wear off and be lost after only a few years. Regardless, that rumor is certainly not true with today’s technology, as you can read and write to an SSD all day long and the data storage integrity will be maintained for well over 200 years. In other words, the data storage life of an SSD can outlive you!
An SSD does not have a mechanical arm to read and write data, it instead relies on an embedded processor (or “brain”) called a controller to perform a bunch of operations related to reading and writing data. The controller is a very important factor in determining the speed of the SSD. Decisions it makes related to how to store, retrieve, cache and clean up data can determine the overall speed of the drive. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty details for the various tasks it performs such as error correction, read and write caching, encryption, and garbage collection to name a few. Yet, suffice to say, good controller technology is often what separates an excellent SSD from a good one. An example of a fast controller today is the SandForce SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) SSD controller that supports burst speeds up to 550MB/s read and write speeds. The next gen SandForce 3700 family of controllers was announced in late 2013, and is quoted to reach a blistering 1,800MB/s read/write sequential speeds as well as 150K/80K random IOPS.
Finally, you may be wondering what an SSD looks like and how easy it is to replace a hard drive with an after-market device. If you look at the images below, you’ll see the top and undersides of a typically-sized 2.5” SSD. The technology is encased inside either a plastic or metal case and looks like nothing more than what a battery might:
Look at this table and see the main differences between SSD and HDD
|Attribute||SSD (Solid State Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Power Draw / Battery Life||Less power draw, averages 2 – 3 watts, resulting in 30+ minute battery boost||More power draw, averages 6 – 7 watts and therefore uses more battery|
|Cost||Expensive, roughly $0.10 per gigabyte (based on buying a 1TB drive)||Only around $0.06 per gigabyte, very cheap (buying a 4TB model)|
|Capacity||Typically not larger than 1TB for notebook size drives; 1TB max for desktops||Typically around 500GB and 2TB maximum for notebook size drives; 6TB max for desktops|
|Operating System Boot Time||Around 10-13 seconds average bootup time||Around 30-40 seconds average bootup time|
|Noise||There are no moving parts and as such no sound||Audible clicks and spinning can be heard|
|Vibration||No vibration as there are no moving parts||The spinning of the platters can sometimes result in vibration|
|Heat Produced||Lower power draw and no moving parts so little heat is produced||HDD doesn’t produce much heat, but it will have a measurable amount more heat than an SSD due to moving parts and higher power draw|
|Failure Rate||Mean time between failure rate of 2.0 million hours||Mean time between failure rate of 1.5 million hours|
|File Copy / Write Speed||Generally above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s for cutting edge drives||The range can be anywhere from 50 – 120MB / s|
|Encryption||Full Disk Encryption (FDE)Supported on some models||Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Supported on some models|
|File Opening Speed||Up to 30% faster than HDD||Slower than SSD|
|Magnetism Affected?||An SSD is safe from any effects of magnetism||Magnets can erase data|
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Hope everything is going great with you
Today we gonna talk about some symptoms and how to tell if there is Spyware on Your Computer .
if you notice the following things happening on your computer, make sure that your computer is infected and a spyware is installed , and you need to fix the problems as soon as possible before it is late:
- Your computer suddenly seems very slow when opening programs or processing tasks (saving files, etc.).
- You are subject to endless pop-up windows.
- You are redirected to web sites other than the one you typed into your browser.
- New, unexpected toolbars appear in your web browser.
- New, unexpected icons appear in the task tray at the bottom of your screen.
- Your browser’s home page suddenly changed.
- The search engine your browser opens when you click “search” has been changed.
- Certain keys fail to work in your browser (e.g., the tab key doesn’t work when you are moving to the next field within a form).
- Random Windows error messages begin to appear.
How Can You Prevent Spyware from Installing on Your Computer?
To avoid unintentionally installing it yourself, follow these good security practices:
How Do You Remove Spyware?
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Hello everybody and SeniorNet fans
hope everything is great with you
Today I picked for you some free useful software for your PC ( Desktop or Laptop) or even for your tablets, I hope you like them.
Everybody knows MS office by the giant Microsoft, we love MS office, we edit our letters, correspondence, using Microsoft Word, we also love to make calculation and statistics and charts thanks to the famous Excell and also making stunning presentation thanks to PowerPoint, etc …
But we don’t like the price of this wonderful MS Office which is a bit expensive.
Don’t worry There is always an alternative, free, great features almost the same as Ms Office:
Apache OpenOffice features six personal productivity applications: a word processor (and its web-authoring component), spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor, and database. OpenOffice is released on Windows, Solaris, Linux and Macintosh operation systems, with more communities joining, including a mature FreeBSD port. OpenOffice is localized, supporting over 110 languages worldwide.
OpenOffice.org was donated to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) on June 1, 2011. As with any code base brought to to the ASF, OpenOffice.org underwent incubation before graduating to a top-level project on 2012-10-17.
You can download and enjoy Apache OpenOffice for free, what you said for free? yes for free without paying any penny
here is a Video showing Apache OpenOffice VS MS Office:
If you’re looking for a standalone antivirus package then 360 Total Security might seem a little overweight. It provides antiphishing support, online shopping protection, network threat blocking, hard drive clean-up tools, a Windows update checker, and more.
This feature overload does make for a relatively complex interface. It’s not always easy to operate, and if you run into problems there’s no significant documentation to help.
Still, what makes the suite interesting is that it uses no less than four antivirus engines. Install it and you can be protected by Bitdefender technology (an excellent commercial engine), Avira (probably the best of the free offerings), and two further engines of Qihoo’s own.
While free antivirus software won’t cost you anything to download, you might sometimes find you’ll pay in other ways. Install Avast Free Antivirus and it’ll also equip your PC with Google toolbar, unless you’re paying attention and clear the relevant checkbox.
The advertising doesn’t stop there. By default Avast Free Antivirus scans for “performance issues” (junk files, unnecessary apps) as well as malware. It then displays any problem areas in a banner, but won’t fix any of them unless you buy Avast’s GrimeFighter.
Fortunately you don’t have to live with this. Avast Free Antivirus has an excellent interface – it’s clean, clear and configurable – and in just a few clicks you can set it up to avoid the pointless GrimeFighter scan.
If you’ve ever wondered why security companies give away free software, AVG AntiVirus Free gives you the answer. They’re a great marketing opportunity, and the program comes with a host of ads, “Go Pro” buttons and website links which try to persuade you to upgrade.
Still, AVG AntiVirus Free does at least spend most of the time out of sight, running in the background, so this may not matter very much. And the program does have other compensations.
An excellent scheduler automatically runs scans at regular intervals, on certain days of the week or month – maybe when your system boots. It’s just as easy to schedule program and definition updates, ensuring these won’t tie up network bandwidth when you need it most.
That’s all for today
See you next time with new Free software
Hello SeniorNet fans
Today as usual every week with new best three androids and iphones apps
this week with iPhone apps and we have picked up:
Take three pictures. Add some captions. Choose your graphics. And let Nutshell Camera turn it all into a short animated video you can share instantly on social media like Facebook and Instagram.
“This Clever Video App Tackles One Of The Biggest Problems Of Modern Filmmaking”
– Fast Company
“The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week”
– Time Magazine
“Nutshell from Prezi may be your new favorite iOS photo app”
Combining the simplicity of photographs, the spatial context of video and the fun of animated graphics, Nutshell Camera uses our new storymapping technology to turn any moment into a custom-made visual vignette that’s shared easily and instantly.
Besides creating fun social media updates, Nutshell Camera opens the door for all sorts of unique messaging opportunities when videos feel like too much of a production and plain photos just aren’t adequate for capturing life’s moments.
• Library of free animated graphics that you can use to create short cinematic stories
• Instant sharing to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
• Send nutshells directly to friends via Email, Text messages, and WhatsApp
• Full camera support for iOS 8.0 and aboveDownload here
Timeline puts today’s news in context. Our award-winning editorial team creates original, meaningful and media-rich content that connects past to present in an intuitive and immersive experience. Timeline is advancing the way we consume news, providing essential historical context that deepens our knowledge of the forces that shape the present.
* Get today’s news, in context. Scroll through its history to understand how the news got here
* See the timeline view to move quickly through a story and read what matters to you
* Discover and explore stories based on your unique interests
* Bookmark your favorite timelines and view your entire reading history
* Share timelines instantly via Twitter, Facebook, Email, and SMS
Thanks to this application (and the other Widget apps from PacoLabs), you can now customize the Today view of your device, by adding custom widgets for some specific purposes.
From anywhere in your device, with a simple top to bottom swipe, you’ll have access to your own information and actions.
Add various widgets for your different needs.
You can, for instance, add a calendar that will display the current month and the busy days.
You can add an audio note that will be played and recorded quickly.
You can add your horoscope, a photo of the day (from the internet), some photos of your choice, some clocks and more…
The application contains some free widgets like the Note widget allowing you to quickly view and edit some text notes and reminders and the Decision widget allowing you to randomly choose one item among several choices.
Each other widget type can be tried and can be unlocked separately.
You can also unlock all the current and future widget types at once, if you are a widget addict !
That’s all today with the best three apps for iphone and ipad for this week.
See you next week with new apps.
Until that time enjoys your gadgets.
Ciao Ciao Ciao
Hello SeniorNet fans
Today as usual every week with new best three androids apps
we have picked up for you this week:
Alright, that’s all today with the best three apps for iphone and ipad for this week.
See you next week with tablets apps
Until that time take care.
Ciao Ciao Ciao