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Android Phone and Tablet Security Fundamentals

Lock your phone! This time on Android. Yes, security is important for you Android smart phone and tablet. Protect your Android device from being stolen, and protect your data from being accessed if your device is stolen. In this course on “Android Phone and Tablet Security Fundamentals“, I’ll show you how to keep yourself protected. We’ll talk about locking your device, avoiding malicious apps, locating your device if it’s lost or stolen and so much more.

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iPhone and iPad Security Fundamentals

Lock your phone! Seriously. Lock your phone. There is so much private data on your smart phone and tablet that would be so easy to access if somebody was able to steal it.¬†You need to protect your iPhone or iPad from being stolen, but you also need to safeguard your email, photos and app data. My course “iPhone and iPad Security Fundamentals” will help you design a strategy for protecting your devices. You can decide what type of passcode or password lock you want, control what can be accessed when your device is locked, and have a plan in place when your device is lost or stolen. There’s much more. You’d be surprised at the potential security risks can result from an unprotected iPhone or iPad.

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I went to CES 2015 with two other authors – Garrick Chow and Jess Stratton. We saw lots of fun technology, toys and gadgets. There were lots of exciting new things and lots of pointless ideas. We wrote up some of our favorite finds at CES for the Article Center.

Check out our first part, written by me for smart credit cards, solar panels and batteries for mobile devices, a great smart watch, and an Android set-top box and gaming system.

Part 1 – Article

Part 1 – Video

Part 2 comes from Jess Stratton, featuring home automation solutions and great atmospheric lighting gadgets for the home.

Part 2 – Article

Part 2 – Video

In part 3, Garrick Chow talks about fitness trackers, and gadgets that are built from similar technology as fitness trackers. He also looks at more home automation and a wireless smart baby thermometer.

Part 3 – Article

Part 3 – Video

iOS 8 New Features on

Last week, we posted iOS 8 New Features on, on the same day Apple released iOS 8 to the public. Getting used to iOS 8 or playing around with the new iPhone 6? You might want to check this out.

iOS 8 New Features

Up and Running with Android Wear on

The new Android Wear watches are here and I’ve got everything you need to get setup with Up and Running with Android Wear.

Watch the course introduction for Up and Running with Android Wear


Smart watches are about to hit big. There have been some smart watches on the market for a few years. But, Android Wear introduces a native Android OS watch that is completely integrated with Android phones and tablets. These watches bring alerts, voice control, and much more to your wrist.

Check out this course on to see how to get everything set up and to learn the essentials of the watch’s interface. You’ll also see how the Android watches interact with third party apps. It’s a short course, but it’s packed with everything you need to get up and running with Android Wear.

A web contributor

I’ve been a passive consumer of the web for far too long. I’ve been checking out your instagrams, following your tweets, and liking your bookface. Now, it’s time for me to take an active role and contribute to the conversation.

This blog will be a hub for anybody interested in what I have to say. This will typically center around software training, video production, and film commentary (not criticism). But, basically it will be a playground for the things I love. This will include comic books, book books, unicycling, photography, and anything else that I deem to be awesome. After all, I just like liking things.

Sure, this is just a WordPress blog. But, I’m not a web designer. Let’s let the good people of WordPress do what they do best – let me off the hook on the whole “building a web site” thing.

I hope you find something useful here. Check out my social links in the header above. Use the category links on the sidebar to filter to specific topics, and let me know what you think.