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6 Smart Ways to Keep Your Android Phone Hack-Proof by Matt DillonJanuary 9, 2018 shared by by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

With all the recent news of SPECTRE and its potential downfall, you wonder if there’s more you can do to protect your android phone against vulnerabilities.  Spectre was a bug found in most Intel chips.  Apple has come out and said that all their devices are also at risk.  Updates and roll outs are happening as we speak.  We highly recommend you to update.  We look into Android devices and investigate 6 smart ways to help prevent hackers from infiltrating your precious Android phone and stealing passwords, photos, and other private information.

    Stay Up to Date!

        It’s extremely vital to stay up-to-date with the latest firmware.  This is critical because often times bugs will appear, some more dangerous than others, but Android/Google are typically really good at staying on top of this, releasing updates to their firmware on a regular basis.

        Often times, staying up-to-date means you will not be able to jailbreak or “root” your devices.  Because Android is already pretty custom-able, it’s feasible that a “root” or jailbreak is not even necessary to enjoy your device at its full potential.

    Be wary of random installs

        It’s been known that bugs/virus have been able to creep itself into the Google Play Store.  It’s more imperative than ever to stay on top of what you are downloading.  Virus’ have been known to record your data and movements and are sent to various servers, sometimes located in China, which makes this all very suspicious…

    Lost your phone?

        In order to keep your android phone secure, make sure you have a 6 digits key code that lets you lock your device anytime you are not around.  There are also “smart unlock” apps that can keep your phone unlocked based on certain GPS locations.  We would avoid all these apps because while they seem convenient, they open your phone to unnecessary risks.

    Track your phone

        Please make sure you have “Find My Device” hooked up and working at all times.  I’ve personally lost 2 phones because I forgot to turn on Find My Device.  It’s really not fun and can be remedied rather easily if you are able to activate “Find My Device” via Android.

    Use a Password Manager

        It’s super important to have passwords that are hard to guess.  It’s probably just as important to have different passwords for different sites.  The reason for this is because often times when one list of username/passwords are stolen they are often used to brute force into other services.  Essentially, if your LinkedIn got hacked and a username and password were acquired encrypted.  Hackers can essentially use all these username and passwords to try to login, say for example, Facebook and get into your accounts this way.  The harder and more varied your passwords are, the less likely you will get hacked.

    Use encryption

        Apple got into a lot of grief with the FBI when they told the FBI that they did not have access to certain terrorists phones.  This is a direct result of Apple using state of the art encryption that allows for the data to be scrambled until a pin code is entered which then “unscrambles” the data.  With the latest installation of Android, Google has required that all phones keep their data encrypted.  But as of right now, only 2.3% of Android devices are running the latest version.

Source https://www.androidlane.com/6-smart-ways-keep-phone-hack-proof/154777/
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WARNING: PayPal Scam Email - Video by InHomeComputerHelp.com

https://youtu.be/MTDdk3_gGOg

http://InHomeComputerHelp.com   Got this spoofed email claiming to be from PayPal so I thought I'd share in how to tell it was a fake.

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SAVE MONEY and time with Rick Kirkham of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Rick will save you hundreds of dollars in software and applications from free office suites to free security software.



Rick will personalize your computer, tablet and cell phone setup to get to your favorite websites and software easily, quickly and SAVE TIME during your busy day.


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Mr. Kirkham will actually go shop for a computer or tablet for you. Based on his experience training both office staff and senior citizens and questions he asks you, he will pick out exactly what you need while saving you the most amount of money. “Since I speak both Geek and English, I know how to communicate with the techs and get exactly what you need! I know what to order, what security packages you need and a good trick to save you even more money!”


Rick will make a house or office call to setup your printer fax and scanner and make sure all the software is installed to do what you want them to do quickly and efficiently.


Appointment times are limited so call or Text now 808.224.1870


To have in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal and repair specialist, dual certified teacher, J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu come to your office or home to personalize the setup of your Windows PCs, Surface tablets, smart cell phones or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook.


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How I Finally Installed an Old Printer on Windows 10 #FreePrinterSetupTip #InHomePrinterSetupHonolulu by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com



This was an old HP laser printer. It did have a USB cord, but was not wireless compatible. I downloaded the universal printer driver from HP. When you download something like this make sure you ALWAYS download from the manufacturer’s website. As one of the best in home computer virus removal specialists on Oahu, I can verify most of the computer viruses come from third party software. Remember, nothing is free. Everyone has to make a living. So if you haven’t bought something from a company previously and that company wants to support you so you’ll buy again, then the third party company has to figure out another way to make money from you.


Even after installing the Universal Printer from HP I couldn’t get the printer to be found by Windows 10.  So finally I went into Control Panel by typing Control into the Cortana search box on the lower left hand side of the desktop.


I click Control which was the first search result


From Control Panel I clicked on Device Manager


I found the USB device that was supposed to have the printer driver in it and it stated no driver! So I right mouse clicked on it for the menu and had it find the driver I had previously installed.


I got the beautiful sound of the laser printer initiating to print held my hands up in the air and shouted, “Cause that’s what I do!” Yes once in a while I let the ADHD out, which gave me the gift of focus and not being able to let go of a problem until I solved it.  My in home and remote computer, tablet and cell phone clients love it.


I had never, since 1993, had to go into the device manager to add an installed printer driver directly to the USB port. Of course the easiest way to take care of your printer setup issues is to just have me do it. I love solving the technology issues that drive most people crazy!

Your friendly neighborhood computer geek and tutor,
Rick



J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.
ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


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Video - How to Insert YouTube Videos into Google Docs by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


One of the more frustrating things about the very popular online free office suite Google Docs is the inability to embed a Youtube video into a Google Doc. You'd think by now there'd be a section along with images, but Google has not seen fit to give us our Christmas wish.


When I ran across this video I had to share. It's a three step process. One thing I would do that wasn't mentioned in the video is to name your Google Slide and your Google Drawing.


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Video - How to Insert YouTube Videos into Google Docs by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


One of the more frustrating things about the very popular online free office suite Google Docs is the inability to embed a Youtube video into a Google Doc. You'd think by now there'd be a section along with images, but Google has not seen fit to give us our Christmas wish.


When I ran across this video I had to share. It's a three step process. One thing I would do that wasn't mentioned in the video is to name your Google Slide and your Google Drawing.

http://makemycomputerfasterc.us/index.php?topic=42.msg43#.PleaseShareWithSocialMediaGroupsByCopyingFromTheLinkUp
Please Share With Social Media Groups By Copying From The Link Up


Fellow Teachers


Look into Google Classroom so you don't have to share links. It's free. Google is making their money selling Google Chromebooks to the schools. I don't know if this method will worked if your DOE has blocked Youtube for students.



Rick Kirkham

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Video - Troubleshooting Windows Mail App Syncing Problem 
by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal, repair and setup specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. for English speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook

I ran across this video while doing some research to solve a problem. No I don't know everything, but being willing to research even though I know a solution keeps me one of the best computer troubleshooters and problem solvers on Oahu.

I don't know about this solution, but if you have trouble syncing your emails it is an easy test.

As most of you know, I’m a cloud fan and a Gmail fan. I’ve seen too many computer crash with important information on them not to want to do as much work as possible backed up and preferably online. When, not if, your Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer crashes, having your email in a Gmail account and files in Google Drive makes recovery SOOO much easier. I know this for a fact because I’ve seen it and done it.


Once again the only reason to use computer based email is if you have an email address connected to your domain name (website address) which, many years ago looked more professional than web based emails. Nowadays it’s perfectly acceptable for businesses to use a web based email such as Gmail or Outlook.




50% Discount on Pre-Orders for
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Rick



J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.
ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


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Video - How to Add an Email to the Windows 10 Mail App - Tutorial 
by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal and repair specialist, dual certified teacher, website designer and SEO expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or  Text 808.224.1870  Text only for the rest of the U.S. forEnglish speaking remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers. Do It Yourselfers download Mr. Kirkham's Ebook

As most of you know, I’m a cloud fan and a Gmail fan. I’ve seen too many computer crash with important information on them not to want to do as much work as possible backed up and preferably online. When, not if, your Windows PC or Apple/Mac computer crashes, having your email in a Gmail account and files in Google Drive makes recovery SOOO much easier. I know this for a fact because I’ve seen it and done it.


So when I ran across this very clear video not only mentioning my preferences, but explaining how to setup Windows mail application I thought I’d share. The only reason to do this is if you have an email address connected to your domain name (website address) which, many years ago looked more professional than web based emails. Nowadays it’s perfectly acceptable for businesses to use a web based email such as Gmail or Outlook.




50% Discount on Pre-Orders for
The Big Plain English Computer Cell Phone and Tablet Help and Tips Book
click the title for more information


Rick



J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.
ComputerHelp808@gmail.com


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Learn how to use target disk mode for high-speed file sharing between two Mac computers.

What is target disk mode and when should I use it?
Target disk mode lets you share files between two Mac computers that are connected via their FireWire, Thunderbolt 2, USB-C, or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. With target disk mode, one Mac appears as an external disk on the other Mac, allowing you to browse and copy files. This is useful when you need high transfer speeds or if the display on one of your computers isn't working and you need to get files from it.

As an alternative to target disk mode, you can use AirDrop to send content between two Mac computers wirelessly.



How to set up and use target disk mode
To get started, connect your two Mac computers with a FireWire, Thunderbolt, or USB-C cable that supports sufficient data transfer speeds. Then follow these steps:

If the Mac that you'll use as a disk is off, start it up while holding down the T key and skip to step four. If it's on, click the Apple () menu and choose System Preferences.
Click Startup Disk and then click Target Disk Mode. If you see a closed lock at the lower left, click it and type your password to make the Target Disk Mode button available.
A message asks "Are you sure you want to restart your computer in target disk mode?" Click Restart.
After the Mac starts up in target disk mode, it appears as a disk icon on the desktop of the other Mac. Double-click the disk to open it and browse its files.
Transfer files by dragging them to or from the disk.
Eject the disk by dragging its icon to the Trash (the Trash icon changes to an Eject icon).
To exit target disk mode, press and hold the power button on the Mac you used as a disk. Then disconnect the cable.


Target disk mode on MacBook with USB-C port
MacBook (12-inch, Retina, Early 2015) and later support USB target disk mode using the following USB-C cables to transfer data:

USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 USB-C Cable (USB-C to USB-C): Use this cable to share files between a MacBook with a USB-C port and another MacBook with a USB-C port.
USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 USB-A to USB-C Cable: Use this cable to share files between a Mac with USB-A port(s) and a MacBook with a USB-C port.
These cables aren't currently available from Apple. The USB-C Charge Cable (2m) that came with your MacBook doesn't support target disk mode.



Target disk mode on MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
You can use target disk mode to transfer data between MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 and other Mac computers.

To use target disk mode between a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 and another Mac notebook's USB-C port, connect the two computers with a USB-C cable such as the Belkin 3.1 USB-C to USB-C Cable.

To use target disk mode between a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 and another Mac with Thunderbolt, connect a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to your MacBook Pro and then use a Thunderbolt cable to connect the adapter to the other Mac.

Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201462
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Use Migration Assistant to copy all of your documents, apps, user accounts, and settings to a new Mac from another computer.



Migration Assistant copies all of your files to your new Mac so that you don't have to copy your files manually.

If your files are currently on a Windows PC, follow the PC migration steps instead.
If your new Mac is using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or earlier, follow the Mountain Lion migration steps instead.
 

Check software, settings, and power
Install all available Apple software updates on both Mac computers. Install any updates for your third-party apps as well.
Make sure that your old Mac is using OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 or later.
Make sure that your old Mac has a computer name: Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Sharing and check the Computer Name field.
Connect both computers to AC power.
 

Connect the computers to each other
If both computers are using macOS Sierra or later, just make sure that they're near each other and have Wi-Fi turned on. If either is using OS X El Capitan or earlier, connect them to the same network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Or connect them using target disk mode and the appropriate cable or adapter. Then start up your old computer in target disk mode.
Or connect your new Mac to a Time Machine backup of your old Mac.
 

Use Migration Assistant
On your new Mac:

Open Migration Assistant, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
Click Continue.
When asked how you want to transfer your information, select the option to transfer from a Mac, Time Machine backup, or startup disk.
Click Continue.


On your old Mac:
If you started your old Mac in target disk mode or are migrating from a Time Machine backup, skip these four steps.

Open Migration Assistant.
Click Continue.
When asked how you want to transfer your information, select the option to transfer to another Mac.
Click Continue.
On your new Mac:

When asked to select a Mac, Time Machine backup, or other startup disk, click the appropriate icon.
Click Continue. You might see a security code.


On your old Mac:
If you started your old Mac in target disk mode or are migrating from a Time Machine backup, skip these two steps.

If you see a security code, make sure that it's the same code as on your new Mac.
Click Continue.
On your new Mac:

You should see a list of backups organized by date and time. Choose the backup that you want to use.
Click Continue.


Continuing on your new Mac:

Select the information to transfer.
Click Continue to start the transfer. If you have a lot of content, the transfer might take several hours to finish.

In the example above, John Appleseed is a macOS user account. If you transfer an account that has the same name as an account on your new Mac, you're asked to rename the old account or replace the one on your new Mac. If you rename, the old account appears as a separate user on your new Mac, with a separate home folder and login. If you replace, the old account overwrites the account on your new Mac, including everything in its home folder.

Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204350
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Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii

...The executive order establishes an Administrative Director in the Office of the Governor who will support companies seeking to test self-driving vehicle technology in Hawaiʻi....

Source: Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii

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