Urban Disconnect

A family member shared this story with us after feeling quite shaken by the realization that we live in a world that is extremely connected with social media and text, but is also disconnected from human lives and relationships that surrounds us. This family member lives in an apartment building like many others in the... Continue Reading →

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Online Shopping

My entire wedding was pretty much ordered online through Etsy and Amazon. Issues can arise even with the best sites, good customer service can be the difference between a good purchase and a bad one. Before shopping online with a new seller, read customer reviews to see if other consumers have had positive or negative... Continue Reading →

How to protect yourself against ransomware

Ransomware is an extortion technique that blocks the contents of your hard drive. It's a type of malware that infiltrates computers when opening a downloaded file on the Internet, an email attachment or the content of an infected USB stick, much like a computer virus. Certain ransomware, not only holds your data hostage but also threaten... Continue Reading →

Canadians embraces technology

According to Statistic Canada, Nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 (that's me!) use the Internet every day. I can vouch for that one. Even if I didn't have a blog, I still work on the Internet for my day job. Even my kids use the Internet to work on and submit homework. 76%... Continue Reading →

Arachnid is cleaning the web

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection situated in Winnipeg Canada has developed a new tool called Arachnid to combat the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material on the Internet. The Arachnid is a very powerful automated crawler (robot) whose goal is to help reduce the online availability of child sexual abuse material and break the... Continue Reading →

What parents need to know about social media

When it comes to kids and technology, many parents said it's difficult to keep up. There is a multitude of applications that our youth can use on their phone or any other electronic devices. There are new ones coming out every other day. Many parents do not know what application their children use. Others know... Continue Reading →

Home Office WishList

I am working from home for the next month due to my mental and physical health. I already have the perfect work desk in a secluded area of the house, but I quickly noticed that working from home here and there is not the same as working from home every day. There are a few... Continue Reading →

Are you a Canadian with a Business Paypal account?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has asked PayPal to disclose some of the information regarding the business account holders of its online financial trading platform in order to ensure that all Canadian businesses are filing an accurate tax return. This request, by order of the Federal Court, requires PayPal to provide the full name, date... Continue Reading →

Password Change – Tips & Warnings

It is recommended that you change your passwords every 90 days. Here are some tips to help make your passwords more secure: Your password must not contain your account name or parts of your full name; It should be at least six characters in length; It should contain characters from three of the following four categories:... Continue Reading →

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