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Watch out for typos when entering URLs

Typosquatting is the practice of hosting a website at an address that is like a popular URL yet off by a character or two, turning it into a trap for anyone making a common typo. Check carefully what you type or, try saving frequently visited sites as bookmarks and navigate to them from there to safeguard you reach […]

If your card gets declined, investigate the situation

If your card gets declined and there’s no reason it should have, there’s a chance someone has stolen your identity and is racking up debt under your name. Look into any outstanding bills to ensure they are all yours. To be extra cautious, freeze your credit temporarily while you investigate.

Use a surge protector to prevent data loss

Overloading electrical sockets can lead to surges that result in damage to personal computers and even data loss. It’s important to regularly back up important data. To prevent damage to local machines, use a surge protector for any desktop configuration that requires power for multiple devices.

Coil your cables properly

Not everything can be wireless, and for every device that has to be connected, there’s a cable that needs to be properly coiled for storage. Otherwise, you risk damaging these cords and suffering possible data loss. To coil cables the right way, feel for where the cord naturally bends at uniform intervals, and spool it […]

Support your wrists with good mouse habits

Good posture and proper typing technique are important for anybody who uses a computer several hours each day. Proper mouse-handling techniques are just as important for limiting wrist issues. Keep a loose grip, and don’t rest your wrist on the desk.

Protect your eyes from excessive screen time

Spending a lot of time at the desk or staring at a mobile device can lead to eyestrain. Try to situate your workstation in a place that allows you to take breaks where you can look far away while also being protected from excessive glare. Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out. That’s “Ctrl” […]