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Password Managers: LastPass vs: Windows Password Manager
I recently had an event, where I could not log into my BofA account on line. I had had this happen before with my Verizon account, and after doing some searching I found the culprit was the interaction between the websites and Microsoft's Password Manager and LastPass. Every once in a while they would not play nicely and get along. If I updated one or the other and inadvertently forgot to update the other, well, you get the picture. What I found yesterday though was really troubling. While making sure that my password in Microsoft' Password Manager was correct, I saw multiple accounts with multiple login credentials, that I haven't used in quite some time, and in fact should have been updated. But multiples? troubling to say the least. My Verizon was the worst with 5 different sets of credentials. Once I cleared all but the ones that I needed, all has been well. Same with BofA. LastPass has really begun to annoy me too. When I log into a site, it nags me with a screen that asks if I want to update that login info.... Seriously! Every single time! And every time on my Android phone if highlight something that need input it asks if I want to auto fill with LastPass. Sheesh! I've been using LastPass since Windows 8, and the
Why can't Microsoft come up with a way to locate a missing device when it is powered off?
Edge Canary Favorites Not Syncing
I have given up trying to sync my favorites across my phone with Edge's latest version, and Edge Canary on my laptop. I've read and re-read the instructions, and it still comes ou a jumbled mess, with favorites missin, or emply folders. I need help ! Thanks
URGENT ALERT RE HACKERS, VIRUSES, AND DANGEROUS THREATs
Today I received an urgent, very loud, alert from what appeared to be Microsoft, telling me the computer was in serious danger from hackers trying to gain access to my personal information. I was instructed not to turn my computer off or leave the page and was afraid to exit. I was also instructed to call the phone number provided immediately. I was not aware of any MS security threat scams and was quite worried. The technician I spoke to on the phone assured me he was a licensed MS technician and that since my computer had already been hacked, all my personal information was in jeopardy. This was a first for me and decided it would be best to trust his judgment. He accessed my computer and seemed to think 17 hackers were attempting to take over my computer and said my entire security system was locked, so I would not be able to proceed without removal of the threat and the addition of a network firewall and an IP protection. He took me to a web page for RIGHTPCEXPERTS.COM in Tampa, and gave the impression they are affiliated with Microsoft. Because I am age 69 he offered me a "discounted price" of 299.00 and I was left to believe it was imperative, as all my devices were in danger. I was then referred to a second agent who said he would be able to remedy the problems with my PC. HE REMOVED MY SYSTEM MECHANIC AND THEN installed an AD BLOCKER, CC CLEANER, ANTI-VIRUS HACKING. HE SEEMINGLY CLEANED MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLED A NETWORK FIREWALL, AN IP NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTOR. After I PROVIDED my credit card number for the charge of 299.00 I was told there was an additional fee technical fee of $120, that would be paid in 12 installments of 9.99, for a total of 420.00. I was so reluctant but thought I had no other choice but to proceed. Like another gentleman who was concerned about the legitimacy of this company, I am left wondering if they are a scam. MY INVOICE READ AM PC SECURITY, NOT RIGHTPCEXPERTS OUT OF TAMPA AND NEXWAY HANDLED THE TRANSACTION.
Helpful ways to protect your Microsoft account
I have seen more times than not, users reaching out about their accounts being hacked. Just a few tips for everyone who stumbles upon this post. > It is advised you change your password atleast once every three months. > Activate two-step authentication to ensure you receive a 6-digit code to a trusted e-mail or cellular device each time you attempt to login. > Never share your account details with anyone and remember, Microsoft employees will never ask for your account password. > Do not click on any suspicious URL's and always ensure you are on microsoft.com or windows.com before typing in any login credentials. This will prevent information phishing. > Never use the same password for more than two accounts. This prevents hackers from accessing other accounts on other websites. If at anytime you believe someone may have access or has had access to your account, change your password immediately. It is also advised that you change the e-mail address associated with your account. Should there ever be a need for further assistance, you are always welcomed to contact Microsoft customer care.
Innovation never stops, people do!
Recently, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called his failure to fight Android his "greatest mistake". I beg to differ!! As someone who have watched the rise and fall of Microsoft smartphones - I will say this - The only failure that occurred, was the failure to recruit and retain the right visionary minds! Bill Gates is a great leader who trusted the wrong thinkers and Imaginative minds. I still believe Microsoft smartphones have the ability to set a new trend in what I see as an ever-evolving software, platform and UI world. In the end, Microsoft smartphones development in the hands of the right visionaire/s would be second to none! I will leave with two of my favorite Bill Gates quotes: As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. -Bill Gates Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. -Bill Gates The second quote in particular is quite telling. It dose not matter how far ahead IOS and Android currently are. If Mr. Gates believe enough, it's never too late to overtake the competition. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts. Please feel free to join in the conversation. Many Thanks,
The story of Microsoft Sticky Notes
Sticky Notes are everywhere! Learn how two teams came together to create the current version of the Sticky Notes you love.
Meet Aruna and Rob: Keep connected with Bluetooth
Bluetooth connects Windows to things like audio speakers, mouse and keyboard, and many other handy things. Aruna Ravi and Rob Smith help make it all work together.
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
Back up with Windows to safeguard your information
Don't lose important or irreplaceable information if something happens to your device. Backing up your information is important and even painless, with tools provided in Windows 10.
For recent photos, use the Your Phone app from Microsoft Store. With this app, you also do not need a USB cable to view and copy the most recent photos from your camera and screenshot folder. This feature only includes recent photos and doesn’t import videos. Your Phone app requires an Android phone with Android OS 7.0 or newer.
You love your phone. So does your PC. Get instant access to everything you love on your phone, right on your PC. Link your Android phone and PC to view and reply to your text messages with ease, access your favorite mobile apps*, and receive and manage your phone’s notifications right on your PC.
Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for My Phone.
Microsoft Phone in Windows 10 Mobile makes it easy to keep in touch with the people in your life. With the touch of a button, turn a regular voice call into a video call and wave hello.
To get help and support for your Nokia, Lumia, and feature phone devices, go to the B2X support site. To get a user guide for your phone or accessory in PDF format, see PDF user guides for Microsoft and Nokia phones and accessories.