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Cybersecurity is important for your creative life

Google reminded me yesterday that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and prompted me to run a quick security checkup. I was grateful for the reminder because I the internet is a major tool in my everyday routine and that includes my creative life. I browse for ideas, sell and buy supplies online, and store valuable documents and photos in the cloud and on my devices, Being cyber-aware is in the best interest of every creative person who uses any sort of electronics! Here are a few resources I found when I looked up Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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HEIC vs. JPEG

A funny thing happened to my iPhone photos a few months ago. I had no problem working with them on my iPhone or iPad and I could even open them from my photo stream on my Mac. However, I couldn't import them into Photoshop Elements or even put them in a word document. Even when I downloaded them from Google Photos, I still couldn't use them in any programs. I noticed they had a new type of file extension ending of .HEIC instead of the familiar .JPG so I did some research. Sure enough, you can't open HEIC files in most programs. So why the switch?

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