5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

Our world can be a scary place these days and we want to protect our family. There are lots of ways to achieve family protection. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that affect your loved ones’ safety. Here are five very important ways to protect you and your family in the new year courtesy of MyExamOne.com   Protect your family’s financial health Although it can be painful to consider, your untimely death may leave your family reeling – not only … Continue Reading →
Adding Arlo Q to my Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security System

Adding Arlo Q to my Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security System

  I told you recently about the Arlo Smart Home Security System I installed (disclosure: I am a Netgear Ambassador and receive products to try out in my own home – opinions are my own), and now I have added the Arlo Q camera to the same system. With the original system we installed our cameras outside and they are working wonderfully. The new Arlo Q camera is designed for inside use only and so we installed it in the great room. The Arlo Q easily captures video and audio in our dining room, kitchen, and living room! So a quick … Continue Reading →
Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System Review

Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System Review

Recently I became a Netgear Ambassador. The first product they sent me to try out was the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera. Disclosure: I received the product for free to use and be able to share my own experiences with you, opinions are my own. I was excited to try this out because Hubby and I had been talking about getting a camera system to use outside for sometime and Arlo’s cameras can go inside or outside!   To be honest, I was thinking this was going to take a while to get setup and installed and I put it … Continue Reading →
5 Smartphone Security Essentials

5 Smartphone Security Essentials

I am asked about security for smartphones often. A few years ago the answers were easier as there were not as many different devices and they did far less than they do now. With the advancement of options and ability also comes risk. There are a few things that everyone can do with their smartphone though to help protect it. Keep Operating System, Device, and Apps Updated Because smartphone technology is in constant change there are lots of updates to be done on a regular basis. By default, most smartphones will check regularly for operating system updates and device updates. … Continue Reading →
Protect As You Connect [infographic]

Protect As You Connect [infographic]

Regardless of how much I preach security to everyone I know, some still don’t get it and frankly sometimes security issues happen to those that do understand too. For this Saturday Infographic I found this one from Microsoft (Disclosure: A reminder that I do receive certain perks as part of the Windows Champions team – but this was just something I found on my own today that happened to be Microsoft) with some statistics and tips that you might find interesting. Microsoft Overview of Infographic: On February 4, 2013 at 9 p.m. PST, in observance of Safer Internet Day (SID) … Continue Reading →
Hax Attacks Game to Learn During Cyber Security Month

Hax Attacks Game to Learn During Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month (watch #CyberSecurityMonth on Twitter), a topic that is truly important. Sometimes though it can be a little boring to learn about though. Luckily Cyber Griffin has a new game, Hax Attacks, which really is a fun way to learn more cyber security tips. HONESTLY – this game IS FUN! I say that because I know that not all educational games are always as fun as they claim to be. My son, Taylor (17), and I have been playing this game and we both have learned some interesting information while having fun.   Robyn’s Thoughts Taylor’s … Continue Reading →
10 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

10 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Vacation season is in full swing this time of year and sadly the crooks know it also. We never want to be the victim of a crime, but on vacation is especially tough. You can take some steps and make plans ahead of time so that you can relax and enjoy your trip and have a worry-free vacation. Do not rely on only one form of payment. I like to have a credit card or two, some cash, and I prepay for things as well. If you rely on one credit card and it is stolen that can cause a … Continue Reading →
Tax time scams

Tax time scams

With the peak of tax season upon us we need to make sure that we do not fall victim to scams that are out there. This happens offline as well as online. Not only do you need to protect yourself, but I really feel strongly that we need to let our friends and family know about these issues as well. Scammers may be jerks, but many of them are quite smart, and honestly not all of the honest people in the world are brilliant either. The IRS does not email you about issues with your taxes. If you get an … Continue Reading →
Are your children’s IDs safe?

Are your children’s IDs safe?

Identity theft is a hot topic of discussion these days. We are warned about our online banking and shopping habits, to shred or burn documents with our personal information on it, and to overall be more aware of what is out there. However, did you know that thieves target children’s identity? I had never even thought about this aspect until I had a chance to speak to kID Sure about Child ID Theft. Think about all the places we are asked to give our child’s social security number – doctor, school, camp, sports, dance class, and more. Honestly, most of … Continue Reading →
TUTORIAL – Changing your tagging settings on Facebook

TUTORIAL – Changing your tagging settings on Facebook

Today during the weekly #VZWBuzz Twitter party I mentioned about changing your tagging settings on Facebook. Several folks had no idea this was even possible so I said I would do a tutorial for everyone. I did a screen capture video to walk you through it. If you have any questions though, just leave a comment and I will try to help more. The video explains how to go into Facebook and change it so that people cannot just automatically tag you on Facebook in any post or photo that they want. You have the ability to control it before … Continue Reading →