But a GPS is not the only place where a potential thief has access to your address. A new feature of Google Maps allows you to store your home address in settings. I have the Google Maps application on my smartphone. If I am looking for directions from my home on my smartphone I do not have to type in my home address I just select “Home”. If a thief gets my smartphone, was able to crack my passcode and go to Google Maps they would get my home address except it isn’t my home address but in fact is my local post office. I also will mention here that too many people do not password protect their smartphones. As a matter of fact a recent article mentioned that Marissa Mayer the CEO of Yahoo admitted that she does not use a passcode on her smartphone. If she doesn’t then who else also doesn’t?
Bottom line – for any gadget that is portable or can fall into the hands of someone who shouldn’t have it, make sure the home address you use is not your actual home address.
If you want to know more about how you can better use your technology safely or other technology issues, I can be contacted at (917) 572-3468 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Feel free to join the conversation and post comments and questions on my Facebook page at Computer Concierge NY LLC . There also are tips there to better use your computer, smartphone, iPad and other technology you may have or are thinking of buying.
Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, Floral Park, Flushing, Forest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Kings Point, Lake Success, Manhasset, Mineola, Munsey Park, New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, University Gardens, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside NY vicinity. Our web services are provided worldwide.