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This is your Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Update for Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Topics covered in this issue…
–How to ask Google if a website is safe to visit
–Q&A: How can I hide my photos from strangers on Facebook?
–Q&A: How can I share my Internet with a distant building?
–Q&A: How can I tell when my blog is loading from the new server after I switch hosting companies?
–“Top of the World” – Remembering Karen Carpenter
–Info about my photo/file recovery service
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Today’s Quick Tip….
How to ask Google if a website is safe to visit
These days it seems like there’s a malicious website lurking around every virtual corner of the Internet. That’s why it pays to play it safe when you encounter a link to a site you’re unfamiliar with.
One easy way to check to see if a given website contains malicious or otherwise dangerous code is to ask Google. And it’s really easy to do…
Just type (or copy and paste) the following into the Google search box (be sure to substitute the domain for the site in question in place of example.com):
Google will immediately tell you if their bots found any malicious code on that site.
While Google isn’t perfect in regards to this test, they are really, really good at finding and flagging malicious content. Just sayin’.
From the blog…
A reader asks how to prevent people who aren’t on her Friends List from seeing her Facebook posts? This post explains which settings to change to make that happen.
A reader asks for advice on how best to share his home’s Internet connection with a building that’s located half a mile away. This post has my recommended solution.
A reader asks how he’ll be able to tell when his blog starts loading from the new web server he’s moving his blog to. This post has my recommended solution.
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Rick’s Daily Pick…
This handy (and inexpensive) adapter cable will let you connect virtually any modern hard drive or SSD to your computer as an external USB drive.
This is a very easy way to copy files from an older computer to a new one.
Today’s post from ‘My Daily Smile’…
This post is a tribute to one of my all-time favorite singer, Karen Carpenter. it also features a video of her singing one of their biggest hits.
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