Monday, November 12, 2018

How to find your Google Analytics tracking ID


If you use Google Analytics, you'll need to reference your Google Analytics tracking ID to integrate the app with other programs or web sites.  You may already know your Google Analytics tracking ID, but if not, you can find it easily.

- Log into your Google Analytics account.
- Click the Admin section on the left sidebar.
- Click Account Settings.

Your tracking ID will be displayed under the "Account Id" heading.  To use this ID with another program, add Google's "UA-" prefix before the number.  For example, if your account ID is "12345678," your Google Analytics tracking ID would be "UA-12345678."

To find the property-specific tracking ID for an individual tracked property:

- Log into your Google Analytics account.
- Click the Admin section on the left sidebar.
- Select the property from the drop-down list under the "Property" heading in the center column.
- Click Property Settings.

The tracking ID for that property will be listed under the "Tracking Id" heading.  It will generally be your Google Analytics tracking ID with a counter digit appended to it.  For example, if your Google Analytics tracking ID is "UA-12345678" then the property ID for your first tracked property would probably be "UA-12345678-1."

Sunday, November 4, 2018

How to find the Bluetooth address for a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star

To see the Bluetooth address for a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star smart phone:

- Tap Settings.

(If you don't see it on your home screen, swipe up to bring up the full app list.)

- Tap About phone (at the bottom of the list).

- Tap Status.

The Bluetooth address will be displayed.  (If Bluetooth is currently disabled, you'll see "Unavailable" displayed instead of the phone's Bluetooth address.)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tech brand ratings by negative use in passwords


Want to see which major tech brands people hate the most?  Below are some big tech businesses and products ranked by how often people use their name with "sucks" as their password for a site or service.

This sampling is taken from a very specific data set: passwords exposed via breach, uploaded to Have I Been Pwned?, and made up of only lower-case letters.  But it still provides an interesting glimpse into user opinions.

Of the sites mentioned below, LinkedIn by far garnered the most vitriol.  I thought Comcast would've take that honor.  IE and Edge predictably lead the web browser category, and Hotmail beats out Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, making Microsoft one of the more disliked companies on this list.  (It must be noted that this list only reflects negative opinions, not positive ones.)

Internet Service Providers
- comcastsucks:     92
- verizonsucks:     7
- coxsucks:     8
- directvsucks:     1
- timewarnersucks:     1
- spectrumsucks:     0

Social Media Platforms
- linkedinsucks:     1,097
- facebooksucks:     327
- tumblrsucks:     39
- twittersucks:     14
- youtubesucks:     13
- redditsucks:     5
- googleplussucks:     0
- instagramsucks:     0
- snapchatsucks:     0

Email Providers
- hotmailsucks:     126
- gmailsucks:     90
- yahoomailsucks:     1
- outlooksucks:     0
- protonmailsucks:     0

Web Browsers
- iesucks:     21
- edgesucks:     13
- operasucks:     2
- chromesucks:     0
- firefoxsucks:     0
- safarisucks:     0

If any of your passwords are on this list, it should go without saying that you might want to change it.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to find the MAC address of a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star

To see the MAC address for a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star smart phone:

- Tap Settings.

(If you don't see it on your home screen, swipe up to bring up the full app list.)

- Tap About phone (at the bottom of the list).

- Tap Status.

The MAC address will be displayed, under the heading Wi-Fi MAC address.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to find the IP address of a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star

To see the IP address for a Samsung Galaxy J3 Star smart phone:

- Tap Settings.

(If you don't see it on your home screen, swipe up to bring up the full app list.)

- Tap About phone (at the bottom of the list).

- Tap Status.

Both the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses will be displayed.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How to find the Bluetooth address of a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone

To see the Bluetooth address for a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

- Tap the Settings icon
- Tap About device
- Tap Status

The Bluetooth address will be displayed on the Status page.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How to find the MAC address of a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone

To see the MAC address for a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

- Tap the Settings icon
- Tap About device
- Tap Status

The MAC address will be displayed on the Status page, listed as "WLAN MAC address."