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."

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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

To view the IP address of a Blue Vivo XL3 Plus smart phone:

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

The IP address will be displayed under -- coincidentally enough -- the "IP address" heading.

Monday, August 6, 2018

How to take a screen shot on a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus

To take a screen shot on a Blu Vivo XL3 Plus, hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons (both on the right side of the phone).  The screen shot will be captured after a second or two.

Another method for taking a screen shot is to swipe down the screen with three fingers.  If it's your first time doing that, you'll see a confirmation message like this one:


Tap the "Don't show again" box, then tap "TURN ON IN THE SETTINGS" to enable the three-finger screen shot option.