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    Password Managers

    We all need to remember a lot of passwords – and that can lead to a lot of frustration when you forget the one you need at any given moment. PC Mike Wendland has three apps to help make password management much less annoying. 1Password remembers all of your passwords for you, and keeps them safe and secure behind a single password that only you know. It also offers other features, such as the ability to set that single password to be a fingerprint. If you use 1Password on multiple devices, your passwords are stored in the cloud and encrypted, meaning no one will be able to read your info.…

  • Tech Life

    Vigilance Trumps Vigilantes: Tips to Prepare You to Have Your Tech Stolen

    When my wife and I stopped for dinner just outside St. Louis, we never thought it would end up costing us thousands. But that’s exactly what happened when thieves broke into our RV and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of tech equipment, including laptops, camera gear, and my mobile recording studio (which is why we haven’t had a PC Mike podcast in the last two weeks). You can read and hear more about the actual break-in here: http://roadtreking.com/rt36-roadtreking-rv-burglary-weve-been-ripped-off/ Fortunately, I’ve exercised vigilance when it comes to taking steps to prepare for a tech emergency like this. As I continue replacing equipment and dealing with the aftermath of losing so much tech, here are some…