Best thing you can do is use a password manager and multi factor authentication whenever possible. Beware of scams online, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Never open files you don’t fully trust or are not expecting.
Finally, don’t use public WiFi, it is much safer to hotspot/tether your phone. You may hear people say ‘use this VPN provider they will keep you private’, yet this has the exact same problem as public WiFi, all your data is getting sent via single point. A bad actor can compromise a single VPN provider and get access to vast amounts of user data, this makes them attractive targets for large data collection.
Simple, use a password manager and never use the same password for multiple websites/systems.
I use a Macbook Pro because it is what I have become used to and I am firmly in the Apple eco-system, so it works for me. It comes down to what you are most comfortable with and what your budget is. Like when purchasing anything if someone just says this is the best without asking what your requirements are then ask someone else. Saying that, for most users their device is primarily a web browser so you might not even need a traditional laptop and a tablet might be sufficient.
I use Safari on Mac as it is more efficient with battery usage. Firefox is also a good choice from a privacy perspective. You might wonder why I don’t recommend Chrome and simply put, it is because Google is an advertising company first and foremost and as such they must balance privacy against the requirements of the advertising business.
If you want an always listening device in your home then feel free, but I certainly would not use one. Even if the manufacturer has good intentions, they can always be compromised by a third party.
The Rust programming language would have to be right up there.
Explore different technologies as much as possible and always look under the hood, find out how stuff works and why. Never stop learning.
My main passion is running so that would have to be my Garmin Forerunner 955. I have always used Garmin running watches but their latest variants now support fully featured maps and contactless payments, so they are real game changers when exploring new routes and places.
Aside from air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat I can live without most things. If you are asking what 5 things I am addicted to there is only one and that is running
I don’t have a favourite; I preferred the simpler times when there was less choice! This may be controversial but, in my opinion, the new gTLD program just caused more user confusion and makes it more costly to defend your brand online