One of the things we often see when we work on clients’ computers is a covered webcam – usually with a strip of tape, occasionally with a post-it note, band-aid, or, in some more extreme cases, with paint or nail polish. It’s understandable to see a camera lens pointed at you and wonder what it’s doing. After all, how do you know somebody’s not watching it right now? This made the national news last year when FBI director James Comey, following advice he’d seen online, admitted he taped over the camera on his computer. This might very well leave you wondering if this is something we need to worry about or do in our daily lives.
In the United States, the vast majority of adults drive cars. But most of us don’t really know how they work. Sure, we know to fill it with gas occasionally and how to operate them, but when it comes down to how the engine engages the drivetrain, most of us are at a loss. (That’s why we all have mechanics, right?)
At the most basic level, liquid and electricity don’t mix. Liquid spills on any electronic device are bad news — and if the liquid has sugar, flavoring, or anything else dissolved in it, you’ve got more problems that just avoiding a short circuit.
Summer! Time for adventuring in the great outdoors. The warm weather may have you thinking of heading out for some camping, biking, swimming or even kayaking. The good news is that with a little care, you won’t have to leave your tech behind when enjoying some off-road adventure.