Making Cyber Life Easier & Secure….
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Here are a couple of gadgets that can make Cyber Life easier and safer for you.
The XTREME 59001 Universal 2-Way Tablet Stand is a neat, compact folding stand. It’s designed to work with most any tablet or iPad. Since it folds up and is very lightweight, its’ portability easily travels with you. The rugged design will hold the weight and size of most pad devices available today in both a horizontal or vertical position. Being adjustable, viewing angles are easy to set making touch screen keypads simple to access and viewing much more comfortable without having to hold the device. This isn’t a substitute for external keyboards previously featured in this column, but rather a convenient, inexpensive solution. The best part, it’s only $4 at 5 Below stores.
I don’t normally recommend stores in this column, but here’s a cost-saving tip. FIVE BELOW stores are a nationwide chain that I was recently introduced to while visiting Cleveland, Ohio. You might compare it to a dollar store with the exception that everything is $5, or below. Hence, the name. Among various merchandise, they have a section devoted solely to Technology at ridiculously low prices. A good place to purchase high quality iPad covers and other accessories cheap! In addition to store locations, you can order items on-line at their web site: http://www.goo.gl/Jiz4hX
With the rapid growth of the Internet we now see more hacking and viruses being targeted to our unattended computers. While not a cure-all, one step in the right direction might be the addition of the NET 7 TECH Internet Network Security Lock Switch.
This switch simply installs in-line between your computer and Internet modem. Two standard Ethernet connector ports are provided making for a quick installation. Operation is simple. When your computer is not in use just depress the switch and you are disconnected from the Internet. When Internet use is desired just press the switch again and Internet service is restored.
It’s also possible to connect it to the incoming Internet feed so all wi-fi and hard wired hookups are disconnected from the Internet. Cost: $27.95 and available at Amazon. http://amzn.to/2gwaOI8
GADGETEER’S RATING: ★★★★★
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