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This is your Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Update for Saturday, July 3, 2021.
Topics covered in this issue…
–Are you taking full advantage of your computer’s USB ports?
–Scam alert: Beware this dangerous ‘CVS Gift Card’ email scam
–Q&A: Can I retrieve my WiFi password from my router?
–Here’s a quick tip for making your Facebook account more secure
–The awesome value of time
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Today’s Quick Tip….
Are you taking full advantage of your computer’s USB ports?
The answer could be no if you have a newer MacBook or Windows PC that has a USB-C port or two that are not being used.
USB-C ports have several important advantages over the older USB Type-A ports that we’ve all been using for decades.
For example, there is no “wrong” way to insert a USB-C connector. Right-side up or upside-down, it matters not. The plug will go in perfectly every time.
You’ll also potentially enjoy faster data transfer speeds and more power available for your USB-powered devices, depending on the type and generation of the port.
Bottom line: If you still have legacy devices with USB Type-A connections there is really no downside to using your machine’s Type-A ports for those devices.
Just make sure you use USB 3.0 or 3.1 connections instead of USB 2.0 whenever possible.
However, if you have a newer USB-C device and your computer has an open USB-C port, you should always opt for USB-C even if you have an adapter that allows you to connect the device to a USB Type-A port.
From the blog…
This dangerous scam is making the rounds again. This post explains how to avoid it.
A reader wants to know if there’s a way to retrieve a forgotten WiFi password from his router. The answer is no, but this post explains how he can retrieve the password from a PC instead.
Facebook security is more important than ever these days. This post explains one simple tip can greatly increase the security of your account.
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Today’s inspirational post from ‘My Daily Smile’…
This post explains why time is one of your most precious assets (and why you should try your best not to waste it).
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