LastPass Changing Its Free Tier

[updated Feb 25, 2021 – see below] As you know, I’ve been using and recommending LastPass for years. It’s my favorite password manager – a tool we all need and should be using. But for some reason I can’t fathom, LastPass has decided to remove functionality from their free tier. Specifically, this is what they’re

It’s Tax (Scam) Time Again

If you live in the US, you should be receiving all your 2020 tax statements. That means that it’s that time of year again: tax time. Sure, they’re not technically due for another couple months, but now is the time to be proactive if you want to avoid being the victim of a tax scam.

Data Privacy Day 2021

Every year on January 28th, we take a day to specifically focus on our data privacy. Of course, we should be cognizant of this issue 24/7/365, but sometimes it’s just good to have a bunch of Data Privacy Day Champions (like me) remind you about it from time to time. And what better day than

How to Switch to Signal

SMS is old, clunky, and not secure. RCS will be prettier, but still won’t be secure. That is, it won’t have true end-to-end encryption(E2EE) by default. Apple’s Messages have E2EE by default (between Apple devices), but Apple holds the keys. WhatsApp has E2EE, but ever since it was bought by Facebook, it can’t be considered

Best & Worst Gifts 2020

[updated: Dec 10, 2020 – also, check out the podcast version] What a year 2020 has been… I have to say that I’m ready for 2021 at this point. But we’re not quite done yet – we still have to get through the holiday season. With COVID-19 spiking everywhere, the best gift you could give

Big Sur-prise

[LAST UPDATED 11/28/2020: See the additional notes below the original article. This story evolved quickly and there were several important new pieces of information, including an official response from Apple.] Apple released a big update to its Mac operating system: macOS 11, aka Big Sur. While this release has several new and interesting features, including