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Tech View: Best tech gifts for 2021 focus on health, streaming

As last year came to a close, people were congratulating them­­selves for surviving a global pandemic. The light at the end of the tunnel, however, turned out to be the oncoming COVID-19 freight train that was the delta variant. Read more

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Tech View: Cookies store information from visiting multiple sites

Last time around, we wrote about cookies and how one should deal with them. Like many technology-related topics, it was a bit abstract. A reader, let’s call him Keone, wrote in with a specific example of how cookies have affected him. It’s an interesting tale to tell, and perhaps better illustrates how internet tracking mechanisms work. Read more

                                The vegetable section at Kokua Country Foods Cooperative in Moiliili.
Tech View: Kokua Country Foods overcoming adversity

This year Kokua Country Foods Cooperative in Moiliili is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This is very much heartfelt for Clifford Chang, president of the organization’s board of directors and longtime Kokua member-owner, and the other 4,000 member-­owners. (Full disclosure: That includes yours truly.) Read more

                                A woman appears on computer screen as she works at her home.
Tech View: What’s all the fuss regarding cookies on your computer?

Anyone who’s surfed the internet in the past 18 months or so should have noticed a new annoyance, usually presented as a small banner at the bottom of the screen, with a message similar to “This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies.” It will have links to the site’s privacy policy and a button to click signaling your acceptance. What’s all this about and how should you respond? Read more

Mike Kober
Tech View: Cybersecurity Awareness Month puts emphasis on being proactive

This October marks the 18th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity and ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safe and secure online. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is organized through a partnership between the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Read more

                                When purchasing a computer, consumer-based goods are of different quality from business-based goods. An Apple iPad Pro and a Macbook Pro are displayed at an Apple store in suburban Boston.
Tech View: Consider computer’s use when buying one during the pandemic

As the pandemic wears on, so too do the associated supply chain issues. Technical goods are one of the most affected markets, and this is often felt most when purchasing computers. What used to be a straightforward process, taking just a few days from time of order to delivery, now takes weeks or even months. What can folks do to simplify such acquisitions? Read more

Jordon Silva
Tech View: Keep human connections in a changing digital world

Maintaining human connections in a digital world continues to be extremely relevant as we navigate our new, ever- changing reality of living and working in a pandemic world. Adapting to COVID-19 has been different for everyone, but what has remained universal is the importance of our connections and relationships with one another. Read more

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