One week ago today, I arrived at home to find that happy little box from Amazon waiting for me at the front door. As usual, I was excited to get a package (who doesn’t get that way) from my favorite online retailer and even more excited that it was my brand new Sony PSVita. I’ve had one week to test out the latest handheld gaming system and I thought it fitting that today (the official U.S. release of the Vita) would be a great day to give you a review.
Archive for February, 2012
People are accessing the internet in many different ways and from many different devices. Smartphones, tablets, music players, portable gaming devices, eReaders and other gadgets are being used to check email, update facebook, tweet, play games and (oh yeah) surf the web. Not only are people using these gadgets more and more every day, they are doing it while on-the-go. Mobile internet is no longer a luxury, it is becoming a necessity.
With every company offering you the newest device AND a 3G plan (ALERT – monthly cost) things could get out of hand quickly. You can shell out several hundred dollars a month to stay connected or you can get one device to cover it all – a personal hotspot.
For years now, I’ve preached to people about the importance of using strong passwords. My posts have included tips like: make it complex, make sure it is lengthy and change out common letters for numbers. I’ve considered these to be golden rules for creating a password, and I stick by the fact that they can help protect you from the “bad guys,” but a recent article on Gizmodo.com has me rethinking a few things.
As the author of Why That Fancy Password Isn’t Nearly as Safe as You Thought puts it, that password you created is super complicated (which is good) but “You know who else loves it? Computers!” A strong password is necessary, but are the rules we have lived by really helping us to create a VERY strong password? Also, how difficult have we made it on ourselves to remember that password. Personally, I have to hit the forgot password link on at least one website a week now, simply because I tricked myself, and I am getting really tired of it.