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Sat 696  8/13/2016

Webcam Nightmare: Mom Finds Daughters' Room Featured on Live App

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/webcam-nightmare-mom-finds-daughters-room-featured-live/story?id=41283605

 

Exploit broker steals Apple thunder, offers $500,000 for iOS zero days (well, Apple finally is doing something good in paying bounties to white hat hackers to find exploitable weaknesses and along comes a black hat broker that buys and sells our data, exploit info and tools kits to attack these weaknesses is offering a bigger bounty to hurt us more.)

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/exploit-broker-steals-apple-thunder-offers-500000-for-ios-zero-days/

 

The Future Of ATM Hacking (more good news that affects anyone with a bank account)

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-future-of-atm-hacking/d/d-id/1326549?

 

Microsoft relents on shorter Windows 7 support decree

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3106786/windows-pcs/microsoft-relents-on-shorter-windows-7-support-decree.html

 

Google makes Gmail safer with new security warnings to fight phishing

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-makes-gmail-safer-with-new-security-warnings-to-fight-phishing/

 

Hulu drops it's free subscription most ignored for the last 6 years and look now

http://view.yahoo.com/?utm_campaign=launch&utm_medium=dailyyahoo&utm_source=yahoo

 

6 ways to customize the Windows 10 lock and sign-in screens

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-ways-to-customize-the-windows-10-lock-and-sign-in-screens/

 

Adblock Plus Already Has a Workaround for Facebook's Adblock Blocker

http://lifehacker.com/adblock-plus-already-has-a-workaround-for-facebooks-adb-1785149273

 

How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Characters

http://www.howtogeek.com/266621/how-to-make-windows-10-accept-file-paths-over-260-characters/

 

'Golden keys' that unlock Windows' Secure Boot protection discovered

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3106726/windows/golden-keys-that-unlock-windows-secure-boot-protection-uncovered.html

 

Google looks to boost last mile Fiber efforts with wireless broadband

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-looks-to-boost-last-mile-fiber-efforts-with-wireless-broadband/

 

I spent five minutes inside the quietest room in the world and almost lost my mind

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spent-five-minutes-inside-quietest-234256889.html

 

One quick way to fix your internet connection: Restart your devices

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/fix-your-internet-connection-restart-your-router-cable-modem/

 

Wilson smart football: First and long in the high-tech football market

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/11/wilson-smart-football-first-and-long-in-high-tech-football-market.html

 

How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware

http://www.howtogeek.com/226510/how-to-use-your-free-windows-10-license-after-changing-your-pc%E2%80%99s-hardware/

 

Microsoft buys Beam's livestreaming tech to grab a chunk of the e-sports market

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3106772/software-games/microsoft-buys-beams-livestreaming-tech-to-grab-a-chunk-of-the-e-sports-market.html

 

When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/when-bsd-and-ubuntu-meet-on-the-dance-floor-magic-should-happen/

 

How to Enable Chrome OS Developer Mode, Try New Features (Chromebooks)

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/enable-chrome-os-developer-mode-try-new-features

 

Facebook's ads have been defeated (again) by Adblock Plus work-around

http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-adblock-plus-workaround-august-11/

 

The Back-to-School Item That's Becoming Less Popular

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/08/11/back-to-school-item-thats-becoming-less-popular.html

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Overview

http://www.pcmech.com/article/windows-10-anniversary-update-overview/

 

Taking stock of Apple's 2016 acquisitions

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105639/smartphones/taking-stock-of-apples-2016-acquisitions.html

 

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 (2016) review:

http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-inspiron-15-7000-2-in-1/

 

How to Unlock Chromebooks Using a PIN Number

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/unlock-chromebooks-using-pin-number

 

How to quickly check your Mac for errors

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/how-to-quickly-check-your-mac-for-errors-1326065

 

Quick Tip: Clearing Browser Cache and Using Back Button Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-clearing-browser-cache-and-using-back-button-browsing-history-microsoft-edge

 

Some Windows devices could be vulnerable to attacks with Secure Boot issue

http://www.windowscentral.com/some-windows-devices-could-be-vulnerable-attacks-secure-boot-issue

 

10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105812/android/10-must-have-android-apps-to-make-your-chromebook-more-useful.html

 

How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-customize-the-windows-10-start-menu/

 

HP Updates Its Affordable Stream Laptops

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/75747/hp-updates-affordable-stream-laptops

 

Apple's MacBook Pro overhaul reportedly thinner, sporting AMD graphics and USB-C

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/laptops/apple-s-macbook-pro-overhaul-reportedly-thinner-sporting-amd-graphics-and-usb-c-1326410

 

Cities looking to compete with large Internet providers just suffered a big defeat (one step forward, two steps back)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/08/10/the-government-just-lost-a-big-court-battle-over-public-internet-service/

 

Microsoft Backs Down From Skylake Support Limits

https://www.petri.com/skylake-windows

 

In 2016, do we really need 17-inch laptops?

http://www.windowscentral.com/2016-do-we-really-need-17-inch-laptops

 

10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105840/hardware/10-killer-pc-upgrades-that-are-shockingly-cheap.html

 

6 ways to customize the Windows 10 lock and sign-in screens

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/6-ways-to-customize-the-windows-10-lock-and-sign-in-screens/

 

Giving Edge Another Chance

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/75732/giving-edge-another-chance

 

Best CPU: the 10 top processors from AMD and Intel

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/processors/best-cpu-the-8-top-processors-today-1046063

 

Disable WPAD now or have your accounts and private data compromised

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3106076/data-protection/disable-wpad-now-or-have-your-accounts-and-private-data-compromised.html

 

Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

http://www.techhive.com/article/3106769/hubs-controllers/logitechs-pop-home-switch-promises-to-simplify-smart-home-control.html

 

IoT is now growing faster than smartphones

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3106406/iot-is-now-growing-faster-than-smartphones.html

 

Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3106774/microsoft-windows/good-news-for-microsoft-office-renamed-html-files-now-open-in-excel.html

 

Here Are the Five Things You Should Never Do in a Car With a CVT

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/videos/a30337/cvt-transmission-driving-tips/

 

Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3106180/security/use-the-internet-this-linux-flaw-could-open-you-up-to-attack.html

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Fri 695  8/12/2016

(Update: nothing further on the upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary.  Mostly minor annouances with some expected for a major upgrade.  I'll be sure to post any further problems I may experience in future posts.  On my Insider beta Windows 10, I am upgrading to the first update for the next major Windows 10 due next spring.)

 

Kansas couple sues over hellish IP address quirk

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/10/kansas-couple-sues-over-hellish-ip-address-quirk.html

 

Apple Said to Plan First Pro Laptop Overhaul in Four Years

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-10/apple-said-to-plan-first-pro-laptop-overhaul-in-four-years

 

Samsung's massive 32TB SSD includes cutting-edge 3D chip technology

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105872/samsungs-massive-32tb-ssd-includes-cutting-edge-3d-chip-technology.html

 

Quick Tip: How to Use Paste and Go & Paste and Search in Microsoft Edge

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-how-use-paste-and-go-paste-and-search-microsoft-edge

 

Google gives iPad users split-screen multitasking for Docs, Sheets, Slides

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-adds-split-screen-multitasking-to-docs-sheets-slides-for-ipad/

 

ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

http://www.itworld.com/article/3102093/isp-groups-appeal-net-neutrality-court-defeat.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-01&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-01&utm_term=itworld_today

 

How to Reset Your Entire Network in Windows 10 and Start From Scratch

http://www.howtogeek.com/265870/how-to-reset-your-entire-network-in-windows-10-and-start-from-scratch/

 

Four Years In Jail For Man Charged In Romney Tax Return And Hack Scheme

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/four-years-in-jail-for-man-charged-in-romney-tax-return-and-hack-scheme/d/d-id/1326558?

 

Apple to Reinvent MacBook Pro This Fall: What to Expect

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/new-macbook-pro-specs-features

 

PCWorld's August Digital Edition: Windows 10 Anniversary Update

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3102992/operating-systems/pcworlds-august-digital-edition-windows-10-anniversary-update.html

 

Personalization Settings Set Back to Default in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/personalization-settings-set-back-default-windows-10-anniversary-update

 

Can copper coins prevent your laptop from overheating?

http://www.cnet.com/news/can-copper-coins-prevent-your-laptop-from-overheating/

 

Big batteries for every home and business: Energy storage to double this year

http://www.itworld.com/article/3102132/home-tech/big-batteries-for-every-home-and-business-energy-storage-to-double-this-year.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-01&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-01&utm_term=itworld_today

 

How to Automatically Turn On Your TV When You Get Home with the Harmony Hub

http://www.howtogeek.com/261841/how-to-automatically-turn-on-your-tv-when-you-get-home-with-the-harmony-hub/

 

US Cyber Command Could Be Elevated To Major Cyber Weapon Unit

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-cyber-command-could-be-elevated-to-major-cyber-weapon-unit-/d/d-id/1326557?

 

How to Enable Chrome OS Developer Mode, Try New Features

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/enable-chrome-os-developer-mode-try-new-features

 

Google is asking about your interests to better populate Google Now

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105059/android/google-now-is-asking-about-your-interests-to-better-populate-google-now.html

 

Quick Tip: How to Customize Favorites Bar and Pin Tabs in Microsoft Edge

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-how-customize-favorites-bar-and-pin-tabs-microsoft-edge

 

Don't click on that: Google updates email warnings

http://www.cnet.com/news/dont-click-on-that-google-updates-email-warnings/

 

Microsoft listens and learns, pulls a passing grade for Windows 10's freshman year

http://www.itworld.com/article/3102168/microsoft-windows/microsoft-listens-and-learns-pulls-a-passing-grade-for-windows-10s-freshman-year.html?token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-08-01&idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-08-01&utm_term=itworld_today

 

How to Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac

http://www.howtogeek.com/100886/how-to-use-your-ipad-as-a-second-monitor-for-your-pc-or-mac/

 

PLC Worms Pose Stealthy Threat To Industrial Systems

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/plc-worms-pose-stealthy-threat-to-industrial-systems-/d/d-id/1326569?

 

HP's New Stream Notebooks Offer Bright Shells, Stronger Wi-Fi

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/hp-new-stream-laptops-have-80211ac

 

Microsoft patches 27 flaws in Windows, Office, IE, and Edge

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3106048/microsoft-patches-27-flaws-in-windows-office-ie-and-edge.html

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Here's All Our Coverage

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-heres-all-our-coverage

 

Watch: are games consoles becoming more expensive?

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/watch-are-games-consoles-becoming-more-expensive--1326414

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Microsoft has fixed Edge browser's biggest problem, but it's still not good enough

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-anniversary-update-microsoft-has-fixed-edge-browsers-biggest-problem-but-its-still-not/

 

Your Computer Doesn’t Care If You Lose Everything: Back It Up Right Now

http://www.howtogeek.com/264594/your-computer-doesnt-care-if-you-lose-everything-back-it-up-right-now/

 

Intel acquires deep learning company, will focus on next-generation AI

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/233325-intel-acquires-deep-learning-company-will-focus-on-next-generation-ai

 

HP's revamped Stream notebooks start at $199

http://www.windowscentral.com/hps-revamped-stream-notebooks-have-starting-price-199

 

The Week in Mac Apps: iHomework 2 will ease your back-to-school blues

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105841/macs/the-week-in-mac-apps-ihomework-2-will-ease-your-back-to-school-blues.html

 

Eye-Fi Reverses Decision, Won't Brick Older Devices

http://lifehacker.com/eye-fi-reverses-decision-wont-brick-older-devices-1785088586

 

Kaby Lake Intel Core processor: 7th-gen CPU news, rumors and release date

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/processors/kaby-lake-intel-core-processor-7th-gen-cpu-news-rumors-and-release-date-1325782

 

Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/myth-busted-older-workers-are-just-as-tech-savvy-as-younger-ones-says-new-survey/

 

How Important is a UPS and Surge Protector for your PC?

http://www.pcmech.com/article/how-important-is-a-ups-and-surge-protector-for-your-pc/

 

Microsoft's massive update: Win10 builds 14393.67, 14393.51, 10586.545 and 10240.17071

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3106057/microsoft-windows/microsofts-massive-update-win10-builds-1439367-1439351-10586545-and-1024017071.html

 

Sway for Windows 10 updated with better way to find your presentations

http://www.windowscentral.com/sway-windows-10-updated-better-way-find-your-presentations

 

Sideclick review: This gadget fixes the biggest problem with Roku and Fire TV remotes

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105497/streaming-hardware/sideclick-review-this-gadget-fixes-the-biggest-problem-with-roku-and-fire-tv-remotes.html

 

Tesla's autopilot is involved in ANOTHER crash: Chinese driver who was on his phone says he thought the car was 'self-driving' 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3732795/Self-driving-spotlight-China-sees-Tesla-autopilot-crash.html

 

Dell's Shockingly Affordable 4K IPS Display Is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

http://deals.kinja.com/dells-shockingly-affordable-4k-ips-display-is-even-chea-1785078207

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Thur 694  8/11/2016

(more on Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade.  First understand this is like upgrading to Windows 10 all over again.  There are now four versions, the one everyone upgraded to is still supported for the time being and the Anniversary upgrade.  And both are in 32 bit and 64 bit versions.  If you have the 32 bit version and your computer has only 1 GB of memory, you must upgrade your memory to 2 GB before going to the Anniversary upgrade.

 

WARNING: I cannot over emphasis good safe practices.  This is a major upgrade similar to the upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10.  As such, make certain to do a full image backup or cloning of the whole drive before any upgrade, even clean installs.  Have your bootable restore media at hand and know how to boot your system to this media (DVD or USB thumb drive) and make certain it launches your emergency backup software and know how to restore the last image you made.

 

Now, as to my experience so far: 1) it forgets all Wi-Fi passwords (not too unexpected by me), but unlike most of you, I have multiple routers and dual band; 2) Settings has changes and you need to go through how you set your individual accounts as some may have been reset to default values; 3) I plugged in my external USB HDD as I wanted a backup and it was not recognized and tried to re-install drivers, like wise a flash drive a plugged in.  Both driver updates stalled and I left them alone for a while, but then gave up, unplugged them and restarted the system.  When I logged back in, I installed the flash drive and everything worked.  Plugged in the external USB HDD and it's light lights up, but nothing.  I right clicked the start button and selected Disk Management, saw the drive recognized, but no drive letter assigned.  I right clicked on the drive partition and selected change drive letter and assigned the expected drive letter and the drive worked.;  4) printers, my three printers are not connected by USB which should have been disconnected before trying the upgrade.  One was MIA (gone), one was fine and worked, and the third was having a issue outside the upgrade and I managed to get it working as well.   One other casualty was the touchpad finger gestures added by the manufacturer.  Everything was deselected and nothing would save any changes I made.  Ran the manufacturers software again and it came up with the options to repair or uninstall.  I selected repair and it restored normal operations.

 

Some others have had other problems, but with the MS tool I posted in the last issue, I appear to have avoided most upgrade issues.  Start menu tiles I have tried worked.  If I come across other issues, I will let you know.  What follows is from Windows Secret that like other article postings I have made, speaks to some issues people have experienced.  How long MS will support the older 1511 version is unknown.  Are these issues bugs and/or glitches that will get fixed is not know at this time.

 

Based on feedback from readers in the Windows Secrets Lounge, the update went well for some but certainly not all. If you like the latest thing, upgrading to Win10 1607 right now might be a case of "Be careful what you wish for."

As I noted in that previous column, the update to Version 1607 hasn't shown up in Windows Update on any of my standard systems. So I forced the update on a virtual-machine–based PC. That process went smoothly, with only a few settings resets.

That wasn't the case for many upgraders who posted their experience in the Windows Secrets Lounge (see, for example, "Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives — slowly" thread

 

 and "'Anniversary Update' installed OK" thread

 

). There were numerous laments of installation issues with Version 1607 — and driver problems after the update completed.

Perhaps the wisest plan came from on Lounge member who received a notification that drivers for USB-connected Brother printers needed to be reinstalled after upgrading to Win10 1607. Resisting temptation, the Lounger has decided not to force the upgrade and practice patience. That's a good plan for many — the more we delay the move to Version 1607, the more likely peripheral vendors will have checked and, if needed, upgraded their device drivers.

The reasons for a failed upgrade can be baffling. For example, Windows Secrets contributor Doug Spindler reported that the migration to Version 1607 went well on several machines, but one stubbornly refused to be upgraded. All the machines were the same make, model, and configuration. The updates were all clean installs, so there could not be an issue with installed drivers or software. Others reported a similar experience in the Lounge.

One Lounge post reported a common problem — and a solution. The upgrade download completely, but the actual installation repeatedly stalled. The solution was to disconnect the machine from the Internet the moment the download verification reached 100 percent. The installation process then completed, as expected. He then reconnected the machine to the Net to allow the installation of any needed updates.

Most the Lounge reports, the migration to Win10 1607 was forced, suggesting that Microsoft is being rather slow — and, we hope, careful— about sending out the upgrade via Windows Update. The manual installs usually used the Upgrade Assistant (site

 

) or the Media Creation Tool (download page

 

). The former is a small app that downloads onto your PC and lets you initiate the full upgrade process; the MCT is typically downloaded and installed on a thumb drive that can be used to upgrade multiple machines.

(For more on both installation options, see the March 12, 2015, Top Story

 

, "New ways to get free Windows-installation media." It focuses on Win8.1, but the concepts also apply to Windows 10.)

Recently, we received a reader question about using older copies of the Media Creation Tool. Would it automatically revert to the latest version? From my experience, it's always best to download the latest version from Microsoft and install it on a thumb drive.

Back in the Lounge, there was some discussion about whether Version 1607 was a full OS install or an upgrade of the existing OS. Based on the installation experience — the size of the download, the number of reboots, and the introduction screens at the end of the process — this looks like a full OS install, though one that keeps your data, applications, and most of your settings intact. (That said, we must put in a reminder to make a full image backup of your system before any major upgrade.)

Reviewing post-installation changes: Many of the comments in the Lounge centered on changes found after the Win10 1607 upgrade completed. For example, there were numerous reports that the Windows Restore system was turned off. Also, there were cases where the security settings were reset to the defaults.

But there were also some odd side effects. In one instance, desktop and Start icons showed up in a generic style. The solution was to copy the original files in the Installer folder fromC:\Windows.old and past them into the new folder.

Other reported changes include re-enabling HomeGroup, resetting default apps to Win10-native applications, and the removal of ClassicShell.

Bottom line: Do a careful review of all your systems settings soon after upgrading to Version 1607.

DisplayLink troubles: DisplayLink is used with mobile devices to connect to docking stations and displays with just one cable. But, as reported by Susan Bradley, posts

 

 in thePlugable.com forum warn that DisplayLink breaks after users install Win10 1607.

A DisplayLink support page

 

 states that the Anniversary Update edition requires new drivers, which should show up in Windows Update. The support information describes how to check that you have the correct drivers installed.

Pushing off the Win10 Anniversary Update

If Version 1607 arrives sooner than you'd like, there are ways to delay it. Susan discusses them in this week's Patch Watch column. But for those who missed that column, here's a quick summary.

§  Win10 Pro and Enterprise: Use the Defer updates option under Windows Update/Advanced Options. That typically puts off nonsecurity updates for about four weeks.

§  All versions: Set the Metered connection option under Network & Internet/Wi-Fi/Advanced options. Keep in mind, however, that this option is designed for wireless setups, it will delay security updates, and it can cause Internet-connected apps to not work properly.

§  Use Microsoft's Wushowhide application, as described in a Infoworld article

 

.)

Windows 10: More free upgrade and activation questions answered

Here are a few more answers to some nagging questions about Windows 10 upgrades and activation in the post-Anniversary-Update era.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-more-free-upgrade-and-activation-questions-answered/

 

Huge Windows flaw puts you at risk each time you browse

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/369092/top-story-huge-windows-flaw-puts-you-at-risk-each-time-you-browse/all

 

Now is the worst time to buy just about anything new from Apple

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-now-is-worst-time-to-buy-from-apple-2016-8

 

FTC flouts conventional wisdom, says changing passwords often can do harm

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/09/ftc-flouts-conventional-wisdom-says-changing-passwords-often-can-do-harm.html

 

Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims ship next year

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105557/seagate-built-a-whopping-60tb-ssd-that-it-aims-ship-next-year.html

 

How to Reset an App’s Data on Windows 10

http://www.howtogeek.com/264824/how-to-reset-an-apps-data-on-windows-10/

 

Why Hackers Are Getting 'All Political' This Election Year

http://www.darkreading.com/why-hackers-are-getting-all-political-this-election-year/d/d-id/1326551?

 

Going back to Windows 7

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/8/12401606/going-back-to-windows-7

 

How control your Windows 10 PC or phone with another computer with the Connect app

http://www.windowscentral.com/hands-project-pc-feature-windows-10-anniversary-update

 

Don't baby these kid hackers

http://www.cnet.com/news/dont-baby-these-kid-hackers-defcon/

 

Copyright Office Urges FCC To Rethink Set-Top Plans

http://www.pcmag.com/news/346844/copyright-office-urges-fcc-to-rethink-set-top-plans?mailing_id=2020810&mailing=DailyNews&mailingID=49588A8C4CF783B1BC6FCC39E3DFADCB

 

Lenovo crams 48TB of SSD storage on a board

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105620/lenovo-crams-48tb-of-ssd-storage-on-a-board.html

 

Hackers targeting everyone watching the Rio Olympics

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/368871/top-story-hackers-targeting-everyone-watching-the-rio-olympics/all

 

Why Do SSD Sectors Have a Limited Number of Writes?

http://www.howtogeek.com/266464/why-do-ssd-sectors-have-a-limited-number-of-writes/

 

Spearphishing: It’s Curiosity That Makes Them Click

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/spearphishing-its-curiosity-that-makes-them-click/d/d-id/1326552?

 

Google is making its Inbox email app more powerful with new integrations

http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/9/12413992/google-inbox-email-app-new-features-trello-github

 

Windows 10 gets its first post-Anniversary Update cumulative patch with build 14393.51

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-pc-gets-its-first-post-anniversary-update-cumulative-patch

 

Get a 1TB Wi-Fi hard drive and 1TB of cloud backup for $34.50 (look at what we all missed, one day deal)

http://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-1tb-wi-fi-hard-drive-and-1tb-of-cloud-backup-for-34-50/

 

Micron's super-fast 3D Xpoint SSDs will ship through storage partners

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105589/microns-super-fast-3d-xpoint-ssds-will-ship-through-storage-partners.html

 

Hulu Ends Free Streaming Service

http://www.pcmag.com/news/346842/hulu-ends-free-streaming-service?mailing_id=2020810&mailing=DailyNews&mailingID=49588A8C4CF783B1BC6FCC39E3DFADCB

 

Don't make this critical mistake with your USB drive

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/368880/dont-make-this-critical-mistake-with-your-usb-drive?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-08-09-article-title

 

How to Find and Remove Malware With Windows Defender Offline

http://www.howtogeek.com/100289/how-to-create-a-bootable-offline-version-of-windows-defender/

 

30 More Victims Pinned On Highly Selective Cyberespionage Group

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/30-more-victims-pinned-on-highly-selective-cyberespionage-group/d/d-id/1326554?

 

Google's Chrome browser will (almost) kill off Flash support by December

http://www.windowscentral.com/googles-chrome-browser-will-almost-kill-flash-support-december

 

How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3105827/microsoft-windows/how-to-temporarily-block-the-upgrade-win10-anniversary-update-version-1607.html?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-08-09&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202016-08-09&utm_term=infoworld_daily#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-08-09

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Receives its First Public Cumulative Update

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-receives-its-first-public-cumulative-update

 

Hackers Breach Hundreds of Thousands of Cash Registers

http://www.pcmag.com/news/346857/hackers-breach-hundreds-of-thousands-of-cash-registers?mailing_id=2020810&mailing=DailyNews&mailingID=49588A8C4CF783B1BC6FCC39E3DFADCB

 

Micron aims to cram more storage in smartphones with 3D NAND flash

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105632/micron-aims-to-cram-more-storage-in-smartphones-with-3d-nand-flash.html

 

Firefox 'No More 404s' Feature Shows Old Versions of Dead Pages

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/firefox-revives-dead-pages-404s

 

Have an ad blocker? Sorry, it won't work on Facebook anymore

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/have-an-ad-blocker-sorry-it-won-t-work-on-facebook-1326325

 

Windows 10 Version 1511 and Version 1507 receive new cumulative updates

http://www.windowscentral.com/older-versions-windows-10-are-getting-their-own-cumulative-updates

 

2 easy steps to speed up Windows 7 Update scans

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3105605/microsoft-windows/2-easy-steps-to-speed-up-windows-7-update-scans.html

 

How to recreate the Chrome Apps Launcher

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-recreate-the-chrome-apps-launcher/

 

Self-destructing batteries could change recycling, medical implants, even war

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/233229-self-destructing-batteries-could-change-recycling-medical-implants-and-even-war

 

There’s never a shortage of security holes

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105407/security/there-s-never-a-shortage-of-security-holes.html

 

Google Details Timeline to Kill Flash in Chrome

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-timeline-to-kill-chrome-flash

 

Chrome will soon let you control Bluetooth smart devices in your home

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/chrome-will-soon-let-you-control-bluetooth-smart-devices-in-your-home-1326334

 

London's Metropolitan Police still has Windows XP running on 27,000 PCs

http://www.windowscentral.com/londons-metropolitan-police-still-has-windows-xp-running-27000-pcs

 

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3105569/android/android-quadrooter.html

 

The Hacking Teams: who they are, what they want, and how they hack

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-hacking-teams-who-they-are-what-they-want-and-how-they-hack/

 

Apple’s stagnant product lines mostly reflect the state of the computer industry

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233058-apples-stagnant-product-lines-mostly-reflect-the-state-of-the-computer-industry

 

7 top apps for sharing large files

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105489/collaboration/7-top-apps-for-sharing-large-files.html

 

Playing video games could boost children's intelligence (but Facebook will ruin their school grades)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3725720/Playing-Xbox-make-children-intelligent-Video-games-boost-students-results-maths-science.html

 

Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Mint-18-Fresher-Than-Ever-83781.html

 

Google Maps adds Wi-Fi-only mode, ability to save offline areas to SD cards

http://androidandme.com/2016/08/news/google-maps-adds-wi-fi-only-mode-ability-to-save-offline-areas-to-sd-card/

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(Notice:  I have taken one of my Windows 10 machines and upgraded to the Anniversary Edition.  As it just got done, there is little to report at this time. I used the following MS utility to do the upgrade verses the normal Windows Updating feature:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history

Though I don't see a problem as yet, anyone that has not yet upgraded should do a full disk image backup, have the recovery media, and know how to boot the computer up with it, just in case.  I will report more in the next post or two anything I find.)

 

The Future Of The Apple Laptop: iPad Pro Or 12-inch MacBook?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2016/08/07/the-future-of-the-apple-laptop-ipad-pro-or-12-inch-macbook/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#3224b19d20a5

 

Nigerian Scammers Infect Themselves With Own Malware, Revealing New Wire-Wire Fraud Scheme

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/security/nigerian-scammers-infect-themselves-with-own-malware-revealing-new-wirewire-fraud-scheme

 

How to Use Notepad to Create a Dated Log or Journal File

http://www.howtogeek.com/258545/how-to-use-notepad-to-create-a-dated-log-or-journal-file/

 

Every AMD Radeon RX 460 you can buy: A cheat sheet

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104901/hardware/every-amd-radeon-rx-460-you-can-buy-a-cheat-sheet.html

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update woes continue

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3104999/microsoft-windows/windows-10-anniversary-update-woes-continue.html?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-08-08&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202016-08-08&utm_term=infoworld_daily#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-08-08

 

How far back Time Machine archives can migrate to new versions

http://www.macworld.com/article/3101346/macs/how-far-back-time-machine-archives-can-migrate-to-new-versions.html

 

AT&T allowed scammers to charge you for phony services

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/at-t-allowed-scammers-to-charge-you-for-phony-services-1326250

 

Windows 10 isn't perfect — but it's time to let go of Windows 7

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-windows-7-microsoft-000000636.html

 

Next MacBooks to Get OLED Keys, Touch ID: Rumor Roundup

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/macbook-rumors

 

How Hackers Get Your Passwords in Non-Technical Ways (and What to Do About It)

http://lifehacker.com/how-hackers-get-your-passwords-in-non-technical-ways-a-1784900700

 

How to Convert a Google Docs Document to Microsoft Office Format

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7654/how-to-export-documents-from-google-docs-to-your-computer/

 

Microsoft adds year to Windows 10 support

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3105277/windows-pcs/microsoft-adds-year-to-windows-10-support.html

 

Don’t run JS email attachments: ​they​ can carry potent ransomware

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3083419/javascript/dont-run-js-email-attachments-they-can-carry-potent-ransomware.html?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-06-14&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202016-06-14&utm_term=infoworld_daily#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-06-14

 

Why Tor and privacy may no longer be synonymous

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-tor-and-privacy-may-no-longer-be-synonymous/

 

Hulu's free tier is going away, but don't freak out yet

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/television/hulu-s-free-tier-is-going-away-but-don-t-freak-out-yet-1326241

 

How fast is the internet in your area? This website can tell you

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/fast-internet-area-website-tell-195347941.html

 

MacBook Pro Could Get Long Overdue Touch ID Upgrade

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/macbook-pro-touch-id-upgrade

 

Chromebooks Get PIN Unlock In Latest Canary Builds of Chrome OS

http://lifehacker.com/chromebooks-get-pin-unlock-in-latest-canary-builds-of-c-1784965569

 

How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5529/how-to-keep-your-new-windows-7-computer-updated-and-secure/

 

Hulu eliminates free streaming service, goes subscription only

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104661/streaming-services/hulu-eliminates-free-streaming-service-goes-subscription-only.html

 

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3082601/microsoft-windows/5-free-apps-that-add-cool-windows-7-features-to-windows-10.html?token=%23tk.IFWNLE_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-06-13&idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=infoworld_daily#tk.IFW_nlt_infoworld_daily_2016-06-13

 

Can $3B acquisition of Jet.com make Wal-Mart the next Amazon? Probably not

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/can-3b-acquisition-of-jet-com-make-wal-mart-the-next-amazon-probably-not/

 

Perfect portrait photography

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/how-to-photograph-anything-best-camera-settings-for-perfect-portrait-photography-1320786

 

Symantec Discovers Strider, A New CyberEspionage Group

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/symantec-discovers-strider-a-new-cyberespionage-group/d/d-id/1326532?

 

Microsoft preparing to drop first Windows 10 'Redstone 2' build for Insiders this week

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-drop-first-windows-10-redstone-2-build-insiders-week

 

You Can Boot a Raspberry Pi 3 From a Hard Drive or Over Ethernet

http://lifehacker.com/you-can-boot-a-raspberry-pi-3-from-a-hard-drive-or-over-1784983772

 

How to Open Tabs from Your Last Session Whenever You Start Your Browser

http://www.howtogeek.com/120185/always-open-tabs-from-your-last-browsing-session-in-firefox-chrome-opera-safari-and-ie/

 

JBL Boost TV review:

http://www.cnet.com/products/jbl-boost-tv/

 

In “an unusual move,” US government asks to join key EU Facebook privacy case

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/eu-facebook-schrems-case-us-government-amicus-curiae/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

 

End the clutter: How to organize your Mac menu bar

http://www.macworld.com/article/3103602/macs/end-the-clutter-how-to-organize-your-mac-menu-bar.html

 

Windows 10 command line tricks

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/windows-10-command-line-tricks-1325962

 

Hands on with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Refresh Windows Tool

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/hands-windows-10-anniversary-update-refresh-windows-tool#slide-0-field_images-76901

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows10-anniversary-update-common-problems-how-fix

 

9 Features You Don’t Really Need on Your Smartphone

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/features-dont-really-need-smartphone.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Periodically Scan Your Computer With Windows Defender While Using Another Antivirus

http://www.howtogeek.com/264372/how-to-periodically-scan-your-computer-with-windows-defender-while-using-another-antivirus/

 

Speedtest® Market Report

http://www.speedtest.net/reports/united-states/

 

Delta’s massive computer outage is part of a much bigger problem

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/08/08/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-massive-delta-computer-outage/

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5 Facebook secrets you should know

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/06/5-facebook-secrets-should-know.html

 

5 Common VPN Myths and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-common-vpn-myths-shouldnt-believe/

 

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out August 16th for carriers, 9th for open market

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-mobile-anniversary-update-august-16th

 

Looking back at more than 25 years of the World Wide Web

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/web/celebrating-20-years-of-the-world-wide-web-615150

 

Best Microsoft Office Alternatives 2016

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-microsoft-office-alternatives

 

HOW TO TRANSFER PHOTOS, VIDEOS, AND MORE WITH ANDROID BEAM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-use-android-beam/

 

How to Migrate from Internet Explorer or Edge to Chrome (and Why You Should)

http://www.howtogeek.com/257964/how-to-migrate-from-internet-explorer-or-edge-to-chrome-and-why-you-should/

 

Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 review:

http://www.cnet.com/products/logitech-marathon-mouse-m705/

 

This PC monitor hack can manipulate pixels for malicious effect

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104975/this-pc-monitor-hack-can-manipulate-pixels-for-malicious-effect.html

 

9 Google Calendar Features You Should Be Using

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-google-calendar-features-using/

 

Estimates suggest the Xbox One S manufacturing costs are around $324 per unit

http://www.windowscentral.com/estimates-place-xbox-one-s-costing-microsoft-24-more

 

Microsoft confirms two more major Windows 10 updates for 2017

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/microsoft-confirms-two-more-major-windows-10-updates-for-2017-1326120

 

How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC Into a Wireless Display

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/turn-windows-10-pc-into-wirelss-display

 

WINDOWS UPDATE JUST NOT UPDATING? HERE’S HOW TO GIVE IT A SWIFT KICK

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-update-isnt-working/

 

Everything You Can Do With Windows 10’s New Bash Shell

http://www.howtogeek.com/265900/everything-you-can-do-with-windows-10s-new-bash-shell/

 

4 ways to re-purpose your tablet

http://www.cnet.com/news/4-ways-to-re-purpose-your-tablet/

 

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104919/windows/microsofts-giving-you-just-10-days-now-not-31-to-change-your-mind-about-windows-10.html

 

6 Reasons You Should Be Using an Anonymising Proxy Server

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-reasons-using-anonymising-proxy-server/

 

How to use Cortana on Xbox One: command list, tips and more

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-cortana-xbox-one-command-list-tips-and-more

 

Which phone has the best battery for watching YouTube?

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/watch-which-phone-has-the-best-battery-for-watching-youtube--1325951

 

Hardcore Windows: How to solve Windows 10 crashes in less than a minute

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3103104/windows/how-to-solve-windows-10-crashes-in-less-than-a-minute.html

 

What to expect when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installs itself on your computer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-windows-10-anniversary-000000025.html

 

How to Type Ampersands (&) in Excel’s Headers and Footers

http://www.howtogeek.com/258557/how-to-type-ampersands-in-excels-headers-and-footers/

 

Change Whether Your Mac Automatically Reboots After a System Freeze or Not

http://lifehacker.com/change-whether-your-mac-automatically-reboots-after-a-s-1784885957

 

Google's beta app is bringing Google Now cards and other tricks to Now on Tap

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104924/android/googles-beta-app-is-bringing-google-now-cards-and-other-tricks-to-now-on-tap.html

 

These 5 PC Parts Tend to Die: How to Extend Their Lifespans

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-pc-parts-tend-die-extend-lifespans/

 

Here's how you can add a Gmail account to Outlook Mail in Windows 10 Mobile as a temporary fix

http://www.windowscentral.com/heres-how-you-can-add-your-gmail-account-outlook-windows-10-mobile

 

A New Project for Linux at 25

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/new-project-linux-25

 

How internet shopping is making you fat: Buying groceries online means people don't walk to the supermarket any more, warns Britain's top doctor

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3728147/How-internet-shopping-making-fat-Buying-groceries-online-means-people-don-t-walk-supermarket-warns-Britain-s-doctor.html

 

3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-macbook-air-add-ons-192349534.html

 

How to Use the DirectX Diagnostic in Windows

http://www.howtogeek.com/258485/how-to-use-the-directx-diagnostic-in-windows/

 

Use Your Mac's Built-In Summarize Feature to Shorten Long Blocks of Text

http://lifehacker.com/use-your-macs-built-in-summarize-feature-to-shorten-lon-1784767066

 

23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104008/software-games/23-off-hdmi-cloner-box-for-gaming-or-hd-video-stream-capture-no-pc-needed-deal-alert.html

 

How to Create a Portable Windows To Go USB Drive

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-portable-windows-go-usb-drive/

 

How to Fix: SD Card Error 0x8007045D When Copying Files

https://www.infopackets.com/news/9868/how-fix-sd-card-error-0x8007045d-when-copying-files

 

How to Enable Intel XMP to Make Your RAM Run at Its Advertised Speeds

http://www.howtogeek.com/257766/how-to-enable-intel-xmp-to-make-your-ram-run-at-its-advertised-speeds/

 

12 Google Apps to Replace Your iPhone’s Native Apps

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/google-apps-replace-iphone-apps.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

WhatsApp for Android: The ultimate guide

http://www.androidcentral.com/whatsapp-android-ultimate-guide

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Thieves have figured out a crafty way to break into locked iPhones after stealing them

http://www.businessinsider.com/thieves-hackers-stolen-iphones-find-my-phone-spoof-apple-email-2016-8?yptr=yahoo?r=UK&IR=T

 

Apple Updates: 9 Things You May Not Know You Were Agreeing To

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/apple-updates-may-not-know-agreeing.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Xbox One controllers and Windows 10 PCs: It’s all a mess right now

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/08/xbox-one-controllers-and-windows-10-pcs-its-all-a-mess-right-now/

 

Seniors are getting locked out of Social Security ... because they don't text

http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/05/retirement/social-security-texting/index.html

 

Why Apple Made Such Drastic Changes To The iPhone 7

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/why-apple-made-drastic-changes-182234073.html

 

Help! My Pointer Has A Mind Of Its Own Online

http://www.worldstart.com/help-my-pointer-has-a-mind-of-its-own-online/

 

Windows 10 secrets only the pros know

http://www.komando.com/tips/360013/windows-10-secrets-only-the-pros-know/all

 

Ting's Data Rates Just Got Even Cheaper, Offers Big Savings Over Major Carriers

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/tings-data-rates-just-got-even-cheaper-offers-big-savi-1784876997

 

AT&T did something nice for a change

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/t-did-something-nice-change-023529665.html

 

Dropped Internet Connection In Sleep Mode

http://www.worldstart.com/dropped-internet-connection-in-sleep-mode/print

 

How to listen to free podcasts: The Internet's fastest growing trend

http://www.komando.com/tips/359205/how-to-listen-to-free-podcasts-the-internets-fastest-growing-trend?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=totd&utm_content=2016-06-10-tips_items-c

 

Why More States Are Getting Rid of the Back-to-School Tax Holiday

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/why-more-states-are-getting-rid-of-the-back-to-school-t-1784838377

 

This is the reason next year’s Galaxy S8 will be so powerful

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/reason-next-galaxy-s8-powerful-020002815.html

 

Apps To Speed Up Your Android Device

http://www.worldstart.com/apps-to-speed-up-your-android-device/

 

How to read your 'secret' messages on Facebook

http://www.komando.com/tips/361926/how-to-read-your-secret-messages-on-facebook?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=totd&utm_content=2016-06-10-tips_items-title

 

'Mayhem' takes first in DARPA's all-computer hacking challenge

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3104891/security/mayhem-takes-first-in-darpas-all-computer-hacking-challenge.html

 

Google's browser finally got rid of one of its most frustrating features

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googles-browser-finally-got-rid-191441178.html

 

How to avoid hacking? Read this story, then turn off your computer

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article93717232.html

 

Default Apps On Android

http://www.worldstart.com/default-apps-on-android/print

 

Windows 10 secret settings make your computer run faster and look better

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/362674/windows-10-secret-settings-make-your-computer-run-faster-and-look-better/all

 

Whistleblower Edward Snowden sparks curiosity with cryptic tweet – 'It's time'

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/whistleblower-edward-snowden-sparks-curiosity-cryptic-tweet-its-time-1574308?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=rss&utm_content=%2Frss%2Fyahoous%2Fnews&yptr=yahoo

 

5 Things You Need to Do After Buying a New Computer

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/5-things-you-need-to-do-after-buying-a-new-computer.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Why it matters whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3096790/windows/why-it-matters-whether-your-windows-is-32-bit-or-64-bit.html

 

This wireless camera is easy to hack and no fix is in sight (any wifi camera you don't change the default password to something hard is easy prey)

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/362668/this-wireless-camera-is-easy-to-hack-and-no-fix-is-in-sight?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-06-10-section_one-title

 

TORRENTZ HAS DIED, BUT IT WON’T TAKE TORRENTING WITH IT

https://www.wired.com/2016/08/torrentz-died-wont-take-torrenting/

 

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/company-built-profile-every-american-115515020.html

 

Supercomputer superheroes attempt to autonomously find, plug software holes, for cash

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3104819/security/supercomputers-give-a-glimpse-of-cybersecuritys-automated-future.html

 

Google wants to help you manage your passwords

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/google-wants-to-help-you-manage-your-passwords/

 

DON’T PAY $10 A MONTH FOR MICROSOFT OFFICE! HERE ARE THE BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-microsoft-office-alternatives/

 

HoloLens: Microsoft Opens Doors to Holographic Computing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hololens-microsoft-opens-doors-holographic-112702203.html

 

Getting started with Tails, the encrypted, leave-no-trace operating system

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-started-with-tails-the-encrypted-leave-no-trace-operating-system/

 

There’s Been a Surge of IRS Gift Card Scams This Summer

http://lifehacker.com/there-s-been-a-surge-of-irs-gift-card-scams-this-summer-1784842977

 

Improve Your iPhone's Protection In Seconds

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/07/30/iphone-galaxy-protection-bumper-case-crashguard/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#2b1b09fa7dc4

 

Amateur drone operators soon could face high-tech barriers

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_30207901/amateur-drone-operators-soon-could-face-high-tech

 

Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi Is Now Easier to Set Up, Adds Remote Client Access and More

http://lifehacker.com/windows-10-iot-core-for-the-raspberry-pi-is-now-easier-1784889252

 

Why Spend A Fortune On A Wireless Speaker When Affordable Ones Can Sound So Good?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2016/08/06/why-spend-a-fortune-on-a-wireless-speaker-when-affordable-ones-can-sound-so-good/#642eaef057aa

 

Even Microsoft agrees: Apple really needs to release new computers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/even-microsoft-agrees-apple-really-135320107.html

 

6 Myths About Android: Don’t Let Them Fool You

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/6-myths-about-android-dont-let-them-fool-you.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

5 AWESOME WEB BROWSERS FOR ANDROID

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-web-browsers-android/

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Cybersecurity Fears Among Consumers On The Rise

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybersecurity-fears-among-consumers-on-the-rise/d/d-id/1326514?

 

Make your Windows 10 Start Menu the same across all user accounts

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-your-windows-10-start-menu-items-persistent-across-accounts/

 

How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC Into a Wireless Display

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/turn-windows-10-pc-into-wirelss-display

 

Hands on with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Refresh Windows Tool (hold off for a while so some bugs can get worked out)

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/hands-windows-10-anniversary-update-refresh-windows-tool#slide-0-field_images-76901

 

Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally

http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how-to-download-windows-7-8-and-8.1-installation-media-legally/

 

Microsoft is making it easy to convert Chrome extensions for Edge

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-soon-offer-quick-way-convert-chrome-extensions-edge

 

Apple’s stagnant product lines mostly reflect the state of the computer industry

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233058-apples-stagnant-product-lines-mostly-reflect-the-state-of-the-computer-industry

 

Is your Windows 10 user account an Administrator? Here's how to quickly find out (never use for daily activity, only maintenance)

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-check-if-your-windows-10-account-is-administrator/

 

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/this-company-has-built-a-profile-on-every-american-adult

 

Microsoft confirms two more major Windows 10 updates for 2017

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/microsoft-confirms-two-more-major-windows-10-updates-for-2017-1326120

 

How to Open Folders in the Windows 10 Taskbar

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/open-folders-windows-taskbar

 

Privacy Settings in the Windows 10 Anniversary UpdateAug 5, 2016

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/privacy-settings-windows-10-anniversary-update#slide-0-field_images-76911

 

How to Disable Cortana on the Windows 10 Lock Screen

http://www.howtogeek.com/266144/how-to-disable-cortana-on-the-windows-10-lock-screen/

 

A small Xbox One system update is rolling out to consoles

http://www.windowscentral.com/small-xbox-one-system-update-rolling-out-consoles

 

Apple losing smartphone share in India despite big efforts

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104870/apple-losing-smartphone-share-in-india-despite-big-efforts.html

 

Apple's new TV plan is to be your TV Guide.

http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-new-tv-plan-is-to-be-your-tv-guide-youre-kidding-right-apple-byte-extra-crunchy-ep-49/

 

IBM X-Force finds major malware hitting Brazil banks ahead of 2016 Olympics in Rio

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ibm-x-force-finds-major-malware-hitting-brazil-banks-ahead-of-2016-olympics-in-rio/

 

How to install 3 Android tablets in your car

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/car-tech/car-project-giving-your-car-an-android-tablet-upgrade-1324849

 

How to Open Websites from the Windows 10 Taskbar

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/open-websites-windows-taskbar

 

How To: Prepare for Redstone 2 Builds as a Windows Insider

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-prepare-redstone-2-builds-windows-insider

 

How to Customize the New Tab Page in Chrome

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11412/choose-custom-new-tab-pages-in-chrome/

 

15 best laptops you can buy in 2016

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/laptops/best-laptops-1304361

 

Microsoft will pay up to $15,000 for finding a Remote Code Execution issue in Edge

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-will-pay-15000-if-you-find-remote-code-execution-issue-edge

 

Two major Windows 10 updates scheduled for 2017

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104886/windows/two-major-windows-10-updates-scheduled-for-2017.html

 

Microsoft exec criticizes Apple for giving customers old tech

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-exec-criticizes-apple-for-giving-customers-old-tech/

 

How to move VirtualBox VMs from one drive to another

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-move-virtualbox-vms-from-one-drive-to-another/

 

How to Use Word 2016's Researcher Feature

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/researcher-word-2016

 

AMD’s RX 470 GPU debuts with excellent performance for under $200

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/233052-amds-rx-470-debuts-with-excellent-performance-below-the-200-gpu-price-point

 

How to Turn Chrome’s New “Material Design” On and Off

http://www.howtogeek.com/266280/how-to-turn-chromes-new-material-design-on-and-off/

 

5 Reasons why you should buy the Xbox One S (and a few why you shouldn't)

http://www.windowscentral.com/5-reasons-why-buy-xbox-one-s

 

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3104919/windows/microsofts-giving-you-just-10-days-now-not-31-to-change-your-mind-about-windows-10.html

 

FTC to Crack Down on Paid Celebrity Posts That Aren’t Clear Ads

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/ftc-to-crack-down-on-paid-celebrity-posts-that-aren-t-clear-ads

 

Hackers for Hillary gets boost from Trump comments

http://www.cnet.com/news/hackers-for-hillary-gets-boost-from-trump-comments/

 

How to access a system image and restore individual files using Windows 10's native VHD support

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-access-a-system-image-and-restore-individual-files-using-windows-10s-native-vhd-support/

 

Linux Botnets on a Rampage

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Linux-Botnets-on-a-Rampage-83773.html

 

How to Set “Active Hours” So Windows 10 Won’t Restart at a Bad Time

http://www.howtogeek.com/264325/how-to-set-active-hours-so-windows-10-wont-restart-at-a-bad-time/

 

DHS Mulls Designating US Election System As Critical Infrastructure

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/dhs-mulls-designating-us-election-system-as-critical-infrastructure/d/d-id/1326516?

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