For years now, I've only had to remember one password. Yep. And no, I'm not saying that I only have one password for everything. (Please, please don't have only one password for everything.) I use a password keeper. I began using Roboform, which was great. But after some research, I found LastPass and I love its functionality more than Roboform.
LastPass is a password keeper where you only need to know your one master password. Once you log in to LastPass, it will enter passwords for you each time you go to websites where you need to log in. It's very secure and it encrypts your data. You don't have to worry about your passwords being saved by some random guy who will use them to get your millions.
What I love about LastPass is that it works on computers, phones and tablets. Most phones will keep you logged into apps, so that's not always an issue. However, if you're using your browser to go to a website on your phone and need to log in - LastPass is awesome. In my experience, tablet apps will sometimes keep you logged in and other times will ask you to log in again from time to time. Again, Last Pass to the rescue.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
If you use a tablet, you are familiar with the re-learning curve. Even if you've used computers and smart phones for years, a tablet just doesn't always function the way we think it should. Then when you throw in different operating systems (iOS & Android), you have several more layers of learning to embark upon.
Good thing this is tons of fun for me. I've been a tinkerer ever since seventh-grade grade basic programming. On top of that, when I stumble upon something that seems "un-doable," I tend to find a way to do it anyway. So, in my quest to find a way to use my tablet for everything, I'll pass on some of these tips to you. They will mostly be work/school related tasks, but I may also show some fun stuff too. (Like how I've found ways to watch TV from virtually any device: phone, laptop, tablet, ipod, SD card...okay maybe not that last one.)
This first one is pretty simple, but seems hidden to many people, which is why I'm sharing it with you. Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services. It's so wonderful because it works with virtually any operating system - mobile or otherwise. I can add a document from my home computer and later access it from my Android phone, my tablet, or even a public computer.