#TechTips

How to get the lowest prices on airfare when buying online (Week 51, 2019)

Enable Private Browsing/Incognito Mode when buying plane tickets so the prices don't go up.

It’s a well known industry secret that airlines track your search history and cookies on their sites. They then raise the prices if you search for it often. This can be avoided using Private Browsing, or clearing your cookies when revisiting the site.

For the family tech guru: Fix their computer from the comfort of your own home (Week 50, 2019)

If you are the family tech guru, ask permission to install AnyDesk on all of the family's computers. It's free for personal use, compatible with both Mac and Windows, and allows you to remotely fix all of their computer-related issues as long as they have a working internet connection.

Forgot your Wi-Fi password? (Week 49, 2019)

If you ever forget a Wi-Fi network password, you can find it by using the respective command line utility for Windows or Mac, from a device already connected to that Wi-Fi network.


For Windows users:

  1. From a computer already connected to that Wi-Fi network, press the Windows Key + R and press the Enter key on your keyboard, type "cmd" in the Run box, and press Enter.
  2. Enter the command below into the Command Prompt, replacing "YOUR_NETWORK_NAME" with the Wi-FI network name.
  3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard, and the correct password will be displayed.
netsh wlan show profile YOUR_NETWORK_NAME key=clear


For Mac users:

  1. From a computer already connected to that Wi-Fi network, open Spotlight and type "terminal" to open the Terminal window.
  2. Enter the command below into Terminal, replacing "YOUR_NETWORK_NAME" with the Wi-Fi network name.
  3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard, and the correct password will be displayed under Security Settings, next to Key Content.
security find-generic-password -wa YOUR_NETWORK_NAME