Top Three Tech: November 2017, by: JOey Ferenchak IV

  1. LastPass

   LastPass is a password manager that focuses on security. Like Google Smart Lock, LastPass saves and auto-fills your login information for web-based accounts. This means you can access your accounts without typing in a username or password. While Google Smart Lock and LastPass both use this feature, LastPass takes the extra step in security. LastPass stores your account information in the LastPass Vault that is protected with AES-256 encryption. So in the case that LastPass is hacked, the attackers would not be able to access your information. LastPass also has a built-in password generator, which is useful for creating strong passwords.   

  1. uBlock Origin

   uBlock Origin is a cross-platform browser extension that serves as a lightweight ad blocker. uBlock Origin is often compared to another ad blocker extension, Adblock Plus. The big difference between the two is straightforward; uBlock Origin runs a lot smoother on low-end devices. This includes Chromebooks and older computers. uBlock Origin has a faster browsing experience than Adblock Plus, mainly because uBlock Origin uses fewer resources.

  1. Grammarly

Grammarly is a writing enhancement editor that uses proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources to enhance your writing. Similar to how Google Docs underlines misspelled words, Grammarly underlines words or phrases that need improvement. However Grammarly is incompatible with Google Docs, so the extension’s editing features will be inactive. In order for users to have their Google Documents checked by Grammarly, they will copy and paste their work into the extension’s built-in text editor.