We’ve said for years (possibly decades) that frequent password changes don’t necessarily make systems more secure. Now the National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft recommendations encouraging longer passphrases, rather than passwords, and doing away with frustratingly or ridiculously frequent forced changes. (Anyone installed Quickbooks 2016 recently?) We have liked long, easy to remember phrases and 2-step/2-factor authentication for a long time. Read more about the whys and hows here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/08/11/theres-a-new-way-to-make-strong-passwords-and-its-way-easier/
Ting, our favorite mobile carrier, last week dropped their data prices even further. Visit frg.ting.com and get a $25 service credit to boot, just because you know us!
Can you guess what city is on the initial list of 12?
Google announced they have made the Nik Collection of photographic tools free to download for everyone. The tools are widely used by pros and amateurs alike for simple and precise photo editing. Visit the Nik Collection web site to learn more and get your free download today!
In honor of Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is offering to increase your Drive storage by 2GB for free. All you have to do is review your account’s security settings. Simply visit myaccount.google.com, look in the Sign-In & Security section, and click on Get Started under Security Checkup. Follow the prompts, clean up what you can or want, and the additional storage is yours. Enjoy!
If you can make a ton of quality recommendations in Google’s global Local Guide program you can get 1 TB of Drive storage for two years. 200+ points gets you to Level 4 where the fun starts I think. Read about it here http://www.google.com/local/guides/ The 1 TB details are here https://support.google.com/drive/answer/6320721
I wish it were for life…
Here’s a funny story. I’ve been on a waiting list for ages to get an invite, and finally gave up on them like so many people before me. My shiny new LG G4 arrived last night, which of course caused OnePlus to send an invite not even 12 hours later. I’m loving the G4, so if anyone has their heart set on a factory sealed 64GB OnePlus 2 for $405, let me know by 8pm tonight, Tuesday October 6. First one to respond takes it (when it arrives in about a week). Thanks!
David @ FRG
has us glancing at our phones way too often. Rather than be pestered by calls from every state, all from the same clever automatons, we’re going to have all our office calls answered by the auto-attendant on our FortiVoice FVC-40 Small Business Phone System. Yes, we’re fighting robocallers with auto-attendants.
Enter our extensions or zero to talk to a human being.
Free Range Geeks’ modern, 21st century-worthy web site is finally online. We’re bright-taupe with excitement! Actually, we’re just hoping someone will see this (“Bueller? Bueller?”) on one of our social media pages or the web site itself. We hope you’ll visit us soon!
We’re (still) building our new WordPress site and confirming posts here make it to Twitter!