How to protect your Privacy & Security on the iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

We live in a brave new technical world where privacy and security are all but ignored.  The invention of Social Media and AI has made it easy to deceive and prey-on the innocent.  Below are a few steps to help prevent this from happening.

Set Content & Privacy Restrictions or Prevent iTunes & App Store purchases on your iPhone or iPad.

Step
Action
1
Press the Home buttonhome to go to the home screen.
2
Press the Settings icon.settings
3
Scroll down and press General, then Restrictions.
4
Enter your Restrictions Passcode.

Important: Do not forget your Passcode, as it will be required to enable or disable features.

5
A list of apps will appear at the top of the screen (examples: Safari, Camera, and FaceTime).

Unchecking these will turn them off. (This is helpful when you don’t want your children running up a large bill.)

6
Under Restrictions, go to the Location Services or Apps sections to restrict a users access to download apps, music, TV and other iTunes content by rating.

Location Services:

  • Allow or Don’t Allow Changes
  • Enable or Disable Location Services

Apps:

  • Allow Apps by rating:
    • Don’t Allow Apps
    • 4+
    • 9+
    • 12+
    • 17+
    • Allow All Apps

Help protect against the usage of inappropriate apps on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Step
Action
1
Launch Google Playfrom your Android smart phone or tablet.
2
Tap the Menuon the search bar, scroll down and select Settings.
3
Under User Controls tap Parental Controls.
4
Tap Parental controls is off, create and confirm a 4 digit PIN to turn on the Parental Controls option.

Important: Do not forget this 4 digit PIN as it will be required to unlock your set restrictions.

5
Set a restriction for each type of content:

  • Apps & Games
  • Movies
  • TV
  • Books
  • Music
6
Tap to Allow from the following:

  • Everyone (most restrictive)
  • Everyone 10+ (social media apps restricted)
  • Teen
  • Mature 17+
  • Adults 18+
  • Allow all, including unrated (least restrictive)
7
Tap Save to set your restrictions.

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How to Remove a Virus from Your iPad or iPhone.

The most common infections on iPhone or iPad are through the Safari browser. This is where most of us do our shopping and searching on the internet. Before attempting any of the following steps, there are some questions you should ask first. What are some of the symptoms you are experiencing on your device?

My Safari is blocked, strange messages appear asking for personal information or pay money to unblock it.

Step
Action
1
Press the Home buttonhome to go to the home screen.
2
Press the Settings icon.settings
3
In Settings, press safari Safari to view it’s settings on the right side of the screen.
4
Scroll down, press Clear History and Website Data
5
Press Clear. clear
6
Exit Settings.

Now try to access Safari and surf the internet.

Virus infected apps will usually be unstable, crash, hang, or have other odd behaviors while running them. If this is happening, don’t panic! However, you should take no chances.

Only follow the steps below if two or more apps are unstable, crashing, hanging, or are having other odd behaviors. This process will wipe your device clean and start over with factory settings.

Step
Action
1
Important: Use iCloud to back up all device and personal data.
2
Go to Settings > General > Reset
3
Press Erase All Content and Settings to clear all apps and data from the device.
4
Restart your device and set it up again.
5
After setup, Sign into iCloud and restore your backed up data.
6
Download your apps again from the App Store, If needed.

Please visit www.spiderlinx.com to find out more on how to protect your personal information.

I wish you success!

Free Wi-fi Hotspots

When checking your email or online banking on your computers and smartphones in such places as Airports, Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks may leave your personal information vulnerable to theft!

The Wi-fi in your house is on an encrypted network but these free Wi-fi Hotspots outside your home are unencrypted and do not protect your personal data. By using VPN applications and strong passwords with Capital Letters, numbers and special characters will help protect your device from being hacked. Surf the internet with piece of mind by becoming aware of the dangers by following these simple steps.

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How to magnify, read or save anything?

Example:

You have a very small serial number on the bottom of your Laptop that you need, to search for device drivers online.

Normally you would copy the serial number with pen/pencil and paper.

Question: How to magnify, read or save anything

With any smart phone just simply take a picture.

Answer: Simply take a picture of it with your smart phone. You can now zoom into the picture to read any small text or save it to be used later.