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Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools

September 23, 2016

Tips from A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Never give out your password to anyone.* Never give it to friends, even if they’re really good friends. A friend can – maybe even accidentally – pass your password along to others or even become an ex-friend and abuse it. Don’t just use one password. It’s possible that someone [...]

Groups, sites & apps that promote positivity online

September 16, 2016

Click below to listen to Larry’s KCBS Segment on positive sites and apps – And here’s a 1-minute CBS News Radio segment on this subject   Sites, apps and services Greenwich Compliments (also see Atlantic article about [...]

Is the tech sector poised for extensive growth

September 12, 2016

In his latest column at, Creative Strategies president Tim Bajarin — a well regarded veteran tech analyst, argues that “the tech industry is in for a sea change, leading to a potential tripling of demand for tech-related goods and services over the next decade.” Here’s a link to his post and here’s my 1-minute CBS News Tech Talk segment that includes a brief [...]

Apple’s iPhone 7 won’t be for everyone

September 8, 2016

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News As I have countless times over the past 30 years, I made the pilgrimage from Silicon Valley to San Francisco on Wednesday to attend an Apple announcement. It’s a privilege to be able to attend and report on an Apple event from inside the hall, not just to listen to Tim Cook and, until 2011 the legendary Steve Jobs, but to be around all the [...]

Motorola and Hasselblad Team Up with 10X Zoom Phone Camera

September 2, 2016

Most people these days are more than happy with their cell phone cameras, but some of us still carry around digital cameras because of better lenses, better sensors and — very important — optical zoom. But now Motorola, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has a smart phone with an optional snap-on camera with a 10x zoom. And that camera is from Hasselblad — a legendary high-end camera maker [...]

Samsung’s new smartphone plus a ‘smart’ analog time piece

September 1, 2016

BERLIN — As it did last year, Samsung announced its latest smartwatch at the giant IFA trade show in Berlin and, while they weren’t yet ready to loan me a review unit to fully test, I was able to wear and fiddle with both new S3 models — the “Classic” and the more fully featured “Frontier.” The first thing I noticed about these watches is that [...]

Honor 8 smartphone comes with budget price, premium quality

August 31, 2016

The Honor 8 smartphone, introduced in the U.S. at a glitzy San Francisco news conference Tuesday night, is not likely to be an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy killer, but it’s one of a growing number of phones that offer premium quality at a budget price — under $400. Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei, one of China’s largest phone makers, which also makes Google’s well-regarded [...]
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