What Are Cookies

used with permission from Norton by Symantec Mention “cookies” and most people expect a chocolate chip treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t on the dropdown menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects. Yet they do a great deal of the work that makes it more convenient for you to browse the Internet — and they can be troublesome if you don’t know how to clear or delete cookies. Meet the computer cookie A computer “cookie” is more formally known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie, an Internet cookie or a browser cookie. The name is a shorter version ofRead More →

Hide Desktop Icons

Very few people have a pristine desktop. Most of us have shortcuts, files, folders, and other items everywhere! In some cases, however, you may want to hide your desktop icons temporarily. This is a great thing to do if you’re presenting your computer remotely to an audience. For example, you might be presenting a document you’re working on collaboratively with a remote team or you might be showing a slideshow during a presentation. In cases like this, for security, confidentiality, or aesthetic reasons, you may want to hide your desktop icons so people can’t see them. This is very easy to do in Windows! NowRead More →

Cyber Safe Honeymoon

More than ever before, mobile devices are the preferred planning tool for couples preparing to tie the knot. For better or for worse, 92 percent of brides-to-be (and some grooms, too!) are checking off to-do lists virtually via their smartphones. The icing on the cake is that these devices can be used for researching gowns, tuxes and various vendors, sharing announcements, managing registries and honeymoon travel and creating personal websites. With the whirlwind of emotions leading up to your wedding, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) proposes several tried-and-true tips to help ensure that this special time in your life is safe and secure. EverlastingRead More →