Useful Links

Apple Reuse and Recycle.

Apple has a program to buy back equipment, iPhones, iPads, computers, monitors and laptops. It gives you a gift card to use only at the Apple stores. This is tricky if you plan to replace your Apple hardware as you need to recycle before your get the credit.

With Apple products your best plan is to upgrade every 18-30 months. Then you can either get a buy back from Apple or you will find if your stuff is in good condition, the resell market will get you a premium price.

When you buy new, a good policy is to get as much power as possible. This will make resell a snap for buyers who are always looking for the extras. That means max memory on tables and phone and computers. Have cell carrier chip for tables even if you never plan to use it. Have maximum CPU and disk space for computers and laptops. Keep the portable device in protective cases and do not misuse.

WiFi and Network Tools and Information

How WiFi Works

inSSIDer for Home
inSSIDer for Home gives you visibility into your Wi-Fi environment, showing you the security, signal strength, MAC address, and channel of all access points in your area. Available since 2008.

That in seconds gives you a complete picture of the network you are in, including IP and MAC addresses, device vendors and ISP location.
Born from the experience of the famous Look@LAN, Fing relies on a fast, network engine. Currently available as a Mobile App (Android and iOS) and Desktop command-line tool (Windows, OS X, Linux), Fing is free of charge and Ads.

Acrylic WiFi is a Free WiFi scanner that displays WiFi access points and connected devices, shows information of the security mechanisms and obtains generic WiFi passwords thanks to a plugins system. Our WiFi scanner is able to gather information from 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac networks. Acrylic is designed to run on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

Apple Airport Utility

iPhone and iPad users with iOS 7 and iOS 8 now have a way to view WiFi scan info (SSID, BSSID, RSSI, Channel) on devices. Prior to this AirPort Utility update only SSID and BSSID information was available on app store apps (non jailbreak apps).

Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, IPv6 configuration, and more.

Instructions to access on this web page: Free WiFi Scanner for iPhone and iPad Without Jailbreak

Virus Information
Microsoft Security Essentials – Free

  • Comprehensive malware protection
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Included in Windows 8.
  • Available in 33 languages
  • Simple, free* download
  • Protects you quietly in the background
  • Automatic updates
Grisoft AVG Free Antivirus software
Antivirus Software Site by
F-Secure : Security Information Center
McAfee Virus Information Library
Symantec Security Updates – Virus Hoaxes
The Big List Of Internet Hoaxes
Vmyths – Truth about computer security hysteria
Privacy and Security
Anonymous Remailer FAQ
Anti Online – Security Info
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Firewall FAQ
Firewall Software Links
Privacy on the Net: Practical Issues
World Wide Web Security FAQ
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