Protect Your Online Identity with 1Password

Target, Home Depot, Gmail…all of these companies have been HACKED in the last year. We are putting more and more of our personal information online. You don’t need to be paranoid, but you do need to start taking some steps to protect that information. One of the ways to do that is to have really strong passwords.

A strong password is one that is unique, which means you shouldn’t use the same passwords on every site. But who has time to make (and remember great passwords)?

That’s where 1Password comes in. It’s a program (or phone app) that creates great, strong, unique passwords and stores them for you so you don’t have to remember all of them.

Workflow App Increases Productivity

One of my favorite podcasts is Mac Power Users. A while ago, they were talking about a new app that was coming out soon. That App was called Workflow. Well, it’s been out for a while now, and I’ve been loving playing with it to make myself more productive. The other day I was on an airplane for hours, and I used the time to play around and create a number of workflows.

Workflow is an Application for iOS that let’s you automate certain tasks or do them with the touch of a button. There are many, many things you can do with the application.

I Really Do Work on My iPad!

We were sitting in our living room last night, and my 4 year old daughter was talking on the phone with her grandmother. Apparently, grandma asked her what we were doing when she said, “Mommy is working on her computer and Daddy is just on his iPad doing nothing.”

What? I’m just on my iPad doing nothing? I really do get work done on my iPad. I promise! It’s not all about playing Angry Birds or Word with Friends! I get it, little lady, that you spend your time on the iPad painting imaginary fingernails and other fun games, but some of us really use these tablet things for work!

(Photo by Sean MacEntee)

Tech for Back to School

By now, most kids have already gone back to school. It’s probably the end of the first week, and all of us should be getting into the swing of things. My kids are homeschooled, so we start up again on Monday.

However, it’s never too late to use your technology to make you a better student or help your kids stay on top of their schoolwork. The technology they use for school will be useful in the future as well.

Photo by: Tomash Devenishek