Tech Mistakes You Are Making

We often find it funny when we see technically challenged people mess-up with their gadgets.

It’s not their mistake that they just did not get to learn. But are there any justifications for those of us who have literally grown up with PCs and Internet and have eventually journeyed to smartphones? Do you really think you are not making any awkward tech gaffes? Well, as a matter of fact many of us make many inane mistakes while handling tech on day to day basis but often do not even comprehend it.

Let’s look at top tech mistakes that people make and how to evade them.

Evading two-step verification

Due to steady security threats and many incidents of hacking and other sneaky activities, most chief services are tightening their security systems. All Apple services have the choice of two-step verification. Similarly, major websites like Google, Facebook and Twitter individually ask for your mobile number so that it can be used as an extra layer for establishing your identity in case of a breach.

But some of us are too sluggish to check these settings or take a few seconds to set up the whole system. We suggest pull up your socks and enable it right away.

Not safe guarding your device and your network

Sometimes you wonder why your Wi-Fi network is straggling. Could someone be thieving your dear bandwidth without your knowledge? A lot of us do not enable a password for the Wi-Fi or use a password that is rather obvious, like your own name. If this sounds like you, we advise you change your password to something that’s challenging for others to guess. A mixture of alphanumeric with special characters works best.

Similarly, while using Wi-Fi networks at public places, we do not activate VPN to guard our devices. As a result they become susceptible and can be accessed by anyone using that network. Some simple one time processes with the settings can help you avoid such issues.

Deactivating antivirus

Some well-liked sites such as the online movie streaming services like Netflix get blocked by antivirus and other security mechanisms. A lot of people get irked when this happens and just deactivate the whole safety system, endangering his computer to all sorts of malwares and viruses.

All you have to do is set those specific sites as “exceptions” in the antivirus settings rather than deactivating the antivirus itself.

Summary

While everybody makes errors, some can create lot of damage. What you need to know is that there is a simple answer hiding in the settings of your software or devices in most cases. We hope this list helps you evade the common blunders and have a better experience with your gadgets.

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by techtalks @TechTalks August 20, 2015 7:21 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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