This week, it's time to bring our digital spring cleaning to a close with a quick wrap-up . . . and a special, bonus round, digital-style This or That.
As a wrap-up, I just want to share three things I discovered this week that you might be interested in as you work through your digital spring cleaning:
Thing One: Wirecutter recently published practical guides for "locking down" and securing your computer against digital threats. There is one for Mac users, and another for PC users. The advice is simple to understand - and easy to execute. Highly recommend!
Thing Two: Now that we've all gotten used to using QR codes, the FBI recently warned that we ought be wary of scammers using QR codes to trip us up. Read all about it here (the PSA includes tips for protecting yourself from nefarious QR code scammers).
Thing Three: Over the weekend, I got a weird text (from my own phone number, turns out) that told me "Your bill has been paid for March. Here's a little gift for you" -- with a link. (That I did not click, thankyouverymuch.) I trashed the message and reported it as spam. Then, Erin sent me a link to this article (because it happened to her, too). So. Bottom line . . . do not be fooled by this message. You shouldn't be too alarmed, but you shouldn't click the link either.
And now . . . the special, bonus round version of . . .
Mac . . . Or . . . PC
Call . . . Or . . . Text
Alexa . . . Or . . . Siri
iOs . . . Or . . . Android
Desktop . . . Or . . . Laptop
YouTube . . . Or . . . TikTok
Headphones . . . Or . . . Earbuds
eReader . . . Or . . . Books With Pages
Inbox Zero . . . Or. . . Inbox Out of Control
Password Manager . . . Or . . . Really Should Do That
To answer, just copy the following, paste it into the comment field, and indicate your answers. (I've tried it myself and it works.)
Mac or PC
Call or Text
Alexa or Siri
iOs or Android
Desktop or Laptop
YouTube or TikTok
Headphones or Earbuds
eReader or Books with pages
Inbox Zero or Inbox out of control
Password Manager or Really should do that
As for me? Check the comments to find out!
This . . . or That?
I can't wait to see what you choose.
Other Posts In This Series:
Spring Cleaning, Digital Style - Week 4 -- Digital Detoxing
Spring Cleaning, Digital Style - Week 3 -- Using a Password Manager
Spring Cleaning, Digital Style - Week 2 -- How to do a digital de-clutter and clean up your digital footprint
Spring Cleaning, Digital Style - Week 1 -- How to clean your computer, digital devices, and screens