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Sat 759  11/5/2016

Edward Snowden Warns Your Phone May Be Listening 'Everywhere You Go'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2016/11/02/edward-snowden-warned-about-connected-devices-linked-to-huge-internet-outage/#7728890b7d39

 

Is the Snapchat speed filter encouraging reckless driving?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/snapchat-speed-filter-growing-concern-car-crashes-distraction/

 

The core of the Win7 update scan slowdown

https://www.askwoody.com/tag/windows-update-slow-scan/

 

Instagram debuts on Windows 10 PCs and Tablets

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/instagram-windows-10-pcs-86701/

 

What Is the Dark Web?

http://www.howtogeek.com/275875/what-is-the-dark-web/

 

Microsoft Researchers Achieve Speech-Recognition Milestone 

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23861/microsoft-researchers-achieve-speech-recognition-milestone#sthash.OOVMEepz.dpuf

 

How to manually download and install Windows 10 cumulative updates

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-download-and-install-windows-10-cumulative-updates-manually

 

Nine DIY Photography Tricks That Anyone Can Do

https://lifehacker.com/nine-diy-photography-tricks-that-anyone-can-do-1788156456

 

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/238107-consumer-reports-announces-most-least-reliable-cars-with-plenty-of-surprises

 

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla close in on making web run as fast as native apps

http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-google-microsoft-mozilla-close-in-on-making-web-run-as-fast-as-native-apps/

 

Getting a new MacBook Pro? Check out these accessories first

https://www.cnet.com/news/macbook-pro-usb-c-accessories-touchbar/

 

How to create a Booklet or Book with Microsoft Word

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-booklet-book-microsoft-word

 

How to Turn Wi-Fi On or Off With a Keyboard or Desktop Shortcut in Windows

http://www.howtogeek.com/275715/how-to-turn-wi-fi-on-or-off-with-a-keyboard-or-desktop-shortcut-in-windows/

 

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is getting a power boost and price cut next year

http://www.techradar.com/news/apples-new-macbook-pro-is-getting-a-power-boost-and-price-cut-next-year

 

How to use Resilient File System (ReFS) on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-resilient-file-system-refs-windows-10

 

Never Connect Unknown USB Devices to Your PC, One of Them Might Be This USB Killer

https://lifehacker.com/never-connect-unknown-usb-devices-to-your-pc-one-of-th-1788085466

 

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/238169-iot-devices-likely-drove-friday-internet-blackout-some-products-already-recalled

 

Microsoft to patch Windows security flaw under attack next week

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-patch-windows-security-flaw-under-attack-next-week/

 

Apple's new MacBook Pros keep the headphone jack alive

https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-new-macbook-pros-keep-the-headphone-jack-alive/

 

How to change default number of Worksheets in Excel workbook

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-number-worksheet-excel

 

Why Do Scanners Use PDF as the Default File Format?

http://www.howtogeek.com/276603/why-do-scanners-use-pdf-as-the-default-file-format/

 

6 common tech terrors and how you can avoid them

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/6-tech-terrors-and-how-you-can-avoid-them

 

Baidu's AI bot aims to solve health crisis by speeding communication between doctors and patients

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/baidus-ai-bot-aims-to-solve-health-crisis-by-speeding-communication-between-doctors-and-patients/

 

Double-Click a Window Edge in macOS to Maximize In That Direction

https://lifehacker.com/double-click-a-window-edge-in-macos-to-maximize-in-that-1788195721

 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Finally ready for prime time

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136257/microsoft-windows/windows-10-anniversary-update-finally-ready-for-prime-time.html

 

Microsoft to patch Windows security flaw under attack next week

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-patch-windows-security-flaw-under-attack-next-week/

 

FCC adopts controversial online privacy rules

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-adopts-controversial-online-privacy-rules/

 

List of 5 best UPS battery backup units you can buy

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-ups-battery-backup-units

 

How to Add Your Outlook.com Email Address to Microsoft Outlook

http://www.howtogeek.com/275023/how-to-add-your-outlook.com-email-address-to-microsoft-outlook/

 

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-use-the-ps4-dualshock-4-controller-on-a-pc-1309014

 

How virtual reality is transforming dementia care in Australia

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-virtual-reality-is-transforming-dementia-care-in-australia/

 

A Better Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

https://lifehacker.com/a-better-way-to-sharpen-images-in-photoshop-1788256107

 

How to cautiously update Windows 7 and 8.1 machines

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136173/microsoft-windows/how-to-cautiously-update-windows-7-and-81-machines.html

 

How to Hack Your Hotel's Finicky Wi-Fi to Stream Shows

http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/how-hack-your-hotels-finicky-wi-fi-stream-shows

 

How we may have made Friday's massive internet outage worse

https://www.cnet.com/news/internet-outage-ddos-attack-mirai-made-worse-friday-dyn/

 

Flico Chrome extension lets you identify landmarks in YouTube videos

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/flico-chrome-extension-identify-landmarks-youtube-videos

 

SSD Failure: Warnings, troubleshooting and solutions

https://www.pcmech.com/article/ssd-failure-warnings-troubleshooting-and-solutions/

 

Majority of internet usage traced to mobile phones and tablets, a new first: Report

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/1/majority-internet-usage-traced-mobile-phones-and-t/

 

MISSING THE MAGSAFE CHARGER IN THE NEW MACBOOK? HERE’S YOUR DONGLE

https://www.wired.com/2016/11/first-dongle-new-macbook-needs//

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Windows tablets are selling up a storm as 2-in-1s lead the charge

Is a 2-in-1 really a tablet? Or is it a laptop? I've seen articles which go either way, and a few which try to go both ways. Windows devices in general are selling, but not at a spectacular pace.

 

Paul Thurrott: Windows as a Service isn’t working

Again, Windows 10 devices, if you include tablets and 2-in-1s are selling pretty well. Not spectacular sales, but not failing in the market place by any objective measure.

 

A beginners guide to Beam streaming

In case anyone was wondering, this Beam technology has nothing to do with the similarly named Screen Beam Miracast receivers.

 

Antique Kernel Flaw Opens Door to New Dirty Cow Exploit

"[T]he code must be executed on a local system and not a network..."

How many times have I read this little item buried deeply within the latest screaming headlines about some "undetectable" or "unstoppable" security threat? Both Windows (code injection attacks) and Linux (this type of attack) can be compromised if someone gains physical access to your computer. This does not mean that someone can send malware out over the Internet and infect an otherwise clean PC running Windows or Linux, using these techniques.

That said, my Ubuntu in both of my installations, has been patched for this latest revealed flaw in the Linux kernel. I also have upgraded to the Linux 4.8.4 kernel, which is optional in Ubuntu 16.04.

 

We could lose the internet, warns security researcher Dan Kaminsky

"Empathy is how you make things that don't suck," Unfortunately, a lot of IT nerds lack sufficient empathy. Combine this with the lack of financial protections if a company shares information about the vulnerabilities of its networks or its products, and there is a real incentive not to share security information across the private sector, which is nearly all of the Internet. 

"This will be expensive, long term, difficult, and sometimes boring work, which needs armies of nerds, and funding not threatened by next quarter's earnings." This is simply not how the private sector operates. Long-term projects need to justify their costs to directors and shareholders every quarter. 

By the way, the "NIH Model" is a huge failure. This model has poor or absent pricing regulations where there are no competing manufacturers. Outdated patent laws are also part of the problem. 

Just a hunch, but I'm thinking the goal of "reliably secure code at scale" is mathematically unobtainable. That said, I don't see the Internet being abandoned or made useless any time soon.

 

Microsoft hits roof as Google points out glaring Windows security flaw 

"Do note that if you’re on Windows 10 running the Chrome browser, then Google observes: 'Chrome's sandbox blocks win32k.sys system calls using the Win32k lockdown mitigation on Windows 10, which prevents exploitation of this sandbox escape vulnerability.'"

I use Chrome almost exclusively in Windows. Good to know I'm on the right track. Seriously, I'd expect the next Cumulative Update for Windows 8 and Windows 10 to include some sort of mitigation for this vulnerability, possibly through modifying Edge and Internet Explorer 11 behaviors.

 

Google Home has a glaring flaw

It's going to take some real rethinking to make Personal Assistants in a home environment sensitive enough to distinguish one user from another. One option is to set up a pooled Family Account, although this would cause results to become depersonalized. And Google frowns on sharing accounts for their paid services. This issue is parallel to the general lack of secure authentication which plagues the entire IoT.

How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

I was checking Ubuntu Linux from a Live DVD (external USB connected) on my Intel NUC PC. For this application I had turned off Secure Boot in the UEFI Firmware (the "BIOS" of the NUC). I couldn't install Windows 10 on that NUC with Secure Boot disabled. This cost me a trip to Best Buy to have their Geek Squad do the Win 10 installation for me. A costly lesson -- don't disable Secure Boot if you haven't installed Windows yet!

 

Ubuntu can be installed with Secure Boot enabled. I was running a Live DVD, which prefers no Secure Boot. So now, after installing the whole Linux-Windows dual boot on my NUC, Secure Boot is enabled and all is well.

 

Doorbell with worldwide two-way video and audio via WiFi and the Internet. (Very expensive for what it does. Installation may be required, at an additional cost.)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3137413/access-control/20-off-ring-wi-fi-enabled-video-doorbell-deal-alert.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TechConnect%20Daily%202016-11-03&utm_term=techconnect_daily

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Fri 758  11/4/2016

What Apple's new Touch Bar means for Mac users

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3136573/laptop-computers/what-apples-new-touch-bar-means-for-mac-users.html

 

Hackers Say They're Revealing More From Trove of NSA Data

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/hackers-revealing-trove-nsa-data-43199693?yptr=yahoo

 

Slasher or hacker? These 2016 hacks gave us nightmares

https://www.cnet.com/news/biggest-cyberattacks-2016-halloween-hacks-nightmares/

 

Surface helps Apple MacBook owners trade up to Pen and on-screen touch

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/surface-trade-apple-macbook-86898/

 

How to restore “Give me updates for Microsoft products”

https://www.askwoody.com/2016/how-to-restore-give-me-updates-for-microsoft-products/

 

We Must Become Good Digital Citizens

http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/intel/we-must-become-good-digital-citizens/a/d-id/1327361?

 

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/238161-security-firm-claims-implantable-cardiac-devices-can-be-hacked

 

How to Use Nessus To Scan a Network for Vulnerabilities

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-nessus-to-scan-a-network-for-vulnerabilities-1788261156

 

Windows tablets are selling up a storm as 2-in-1s lead the charge

http://www.techradar.com/news/windows-tablets-selling-up-a-storm-as-2-in-1s-lead-the-charge

 

DDoS defenses emerging from Homeland Security

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ddos-defenses-emerging-from-homeland-security/

 

How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-securely-erase-hard-drives-hdds-and-solid-state-drives-ssds/

 

How to Batch Rename Multiple Files in Windows

http://www.howtogeek.com/111859/how-to-batch-rename-files-in-windows-4-ways-to-rename-multiple-files/

 

Finally, something more distressing than Google Glass

https://www.cnet.com/news/distressing-than-google-glass-mabow-baseball-cap-camera-holder/

 

Office 2013 will now be able to block Macros (code by the creator of the document to automate tasks.  Can be good or bad by a hacker)

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/office-2013-can-now-block-macros-86891/

 

Paul Thurrott: Windows as a Service isn’t working

https://www.askwoody.com/2016/paul-thurrott-windows-as-a-service-isnt-working/

 

Anthem Breach Victims Go To Court Over Cybersecurity Audit Release

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/anthem-breach-victims-go-to-court-over-cybersecurity-audit-release/d/d-id/1327355?

 

Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/238093-google-quietly-changed-its-privacy-policy-no-longer-promises-to-anonymize-your-personal-information-when-selling-ads

 

No More Ransom Helps You Prevent and Recover from Ransomware Attacks

https://lifehacker.com/no-more-ransom-helps-you-prevent-and-recover-from-ranso-1788086996

 

Microsoft hits roof as Google points out glaring Windows security flaw

http://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-hits-roof-as-google-points-out-glaring-windows-security-flaw

 

We could lose the internet, warns security researcher Dan Kaminsky

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/we-could-lose-the-internet-warns-security-researcher-dan-kaminsky/

 

Apple has been outsmarted by Microsoft

http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-has-been-outsmarted-by-microsoft/

 

How Do You Adjust Google Chrome’s UI Scaling?

http://www.howtogeek.com/278699/how-do-you-adjust-google-chromes-ui-scaling/

 

This Comcast exec turns accessible tech into something for all

https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-accessibility-disabilities-inclusion-helps-everyone-comcast-executive/

 

Office for Mac adds support for new Touch Bar features

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/office-for-mac-adds-touch-bar-86883/

 

Disable Autoplay Settings In Windows 10'

http://www.macworld.com/video/70636/disable-autoplay-settings-in-windows-10

 

Senator Prods Federal Agencies on IoT Mess

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/senator-prods-federal-agencies-on-iot-mess/

 

A beginners guide to Beam streaming

http://www.windowscentral.com/beginners-guide-to-beam

 

Build Your Own Wi-Fi Drone Disabler With a Raspberry Pi

https://lifehacker.com/build-your-own-wi-fi-drone-disabler-with-a-raspberry-pi-1788316268

 

Antique Kernel Flaw Opens Door to New Dirty Cow Exploit

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Antique-Kernel-Flaw-Opens-Door-to-New-Dirty-Cow-Exploit-84030.html

 

New MacBook Pro is an Intel/ARM hybrid, and here's why it's a big deal

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-macbook-pro-is-an-intelarm-hybrid-and-heres-why-its-a-big-deal/

 

Microsoft says no to Windows 10 Long Term Servicing branch on general-purpose Surfaces

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-says-no-to-windows-10-long-term-servicing-branch-on-general-purpose-surfaces/

 

How to Play Your Favorite NES, SNES, and Other Retro Games on Your PC with an Emulator

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22721/how-to-play-your-favorite-retro-video-games-on-your-windows-pc/

 

Microsoft's Surface godfather hints that Dial is just the start

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-surface-godfather-panos-panay-hints-that-dial-is-just-the-start/

 

Windows 10 taskbar to get a new MyPeople feature

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-mypeople-feature-86858/

 

Apple flirts with, but doesn't commit to touchscreen

http://www.macworld.com/video/71496/apple-flirts-with-but-doesnt-commit-to-touchscreen

 

Computer Virus Cripples UK Hospital System

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/11/computer-virus-cripples-uk-hospital-system/

 

Windows Holographic could fix the biggest problems with current VR platforms

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-holographic-could-fix-vr

 

Peek Previews Downloadable PDFs, Docs, and Videos Before You Click

https://lifehacker.com/peek-previews-downloadable-pdfs-docs-and-videos-befor-1785986049

 

How to turn on Toggle Keys for Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock sounds in Windows

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-turn-on-sound-feedback-for-caps-lock-num-lock-and-scroll-lock-in-windows/

 

Hackers release new malware into the wild for Mirai botnet successor

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-release-new-malware-into-the-wild-for-mirai-botnet-successor/

 

State-Of-The-Art Standards: Li-Fi

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23857/state-of-the-art-standards-li-fi

 

Tech advances since the last Cubs World Series win

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/chicago-cubs-cleveland-indians-world-series-tech-advances-since-last-win/

 

Google Home has a glaring flaw

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3137187/personal-technology/google-home-glaring-flaw.html

 

The worst thing about Apple’s new MacBook Pro in two amazing pictures

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/worst-thing-apple-macbook-pro-two-amazing-pictures-161101914.html

 

iFixit: New MacBook Pros are unsurprisingly difficult to repair and upgrade

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2016/11/ifixit-new-macbook-pros-are-unsurprisingly-difficult-to-repair-and-upgrade/

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Thur 757  11/3/2016

7 things you should never do online

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/29/7-things-should-never-do-online.html

 

Smartphones and tablets in bedrooms disrupt sleep even when switched off

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/31/smartphones-and-tablets-in-bedrooms-disrupt-sleep-even-when-swit/

 

Waltr 2 Simplifies Sending Any File Type to Your iPhone or iPad Wirelessly

https://lifehacker.com/waltr-2-simplifies-sending-any-file-type-to-your-iphone-1788453803

 

5 reasons why your laptop is slow

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-reasons-why-your-laptop-is-slow/

 

7 Reasons Consumers Don’t Take Action on Cybersecurity

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/7-reasons-consumers-dont-take-action-on-cybersecurity--/d/d-id/1327354?

 

More details on Windows Holographic VR headsets due in December

http://www.windowscentral.com/more-details-windows-holographic-vr-headsets-due-december

 

How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

http://www.howtogeek.com/116569/htg-explains-how-windows-8s-secure-boot-feature-works-what-it-means-for-linux/

 

Ten apps every Mac user should own

http://www.imore.com/ten-apps-every-mac-user-should-own

 

Scared of losing Air Pods? Imagine my fear when I wore $1600 in-ears for a month

http://www.techradar.com/news/scared-of-losing-air-pods-imagine-my-fear-when-i-wore-1600-in-ears-for-a-month

 

MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238611-mit-makes-breakthrough-morality-proofing-artificial-intelligence

 

Instapaper Premium Features Are Now Free for Everyone

https://lifehacker.com/instapaper-premium-features-are-now-free-for-everyone-1788451300

 

Retina vs. non-Retina Macs: What's the difference?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-a-retina-display-macbook-apple/

 

Here Are Some Scary Stats About Windows Devices

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/here-are-some-scary-stats-about-windows-devices/d/d-id/1327349?

 

Microsoft pushes out new Surface UEFI and Firmware October updates

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-pushes-out-new-surface-uefi-and-firmware-updates-october

 

How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

http://www.howtogeek.com/278104/how-to-create-an-nfc-tag-that-connects-any-android-phone-to-a-wi-fi-network/

 

Delete unused Android apps now, or risk a security nightmare

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/delete-unused-android-apps-now-or-risk-a-security-nightmare/

 

Black Friday 2016 to be the biggest day of spending of all time

http://www.techradar.com/news/digital-home/black-friday-2016-1318385

 

WARNING: EVGA GTX 1080s and 1070s allegedly exploding due to improper VRM cooling

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238633-evga-gtx-1080s-1070s-allegedly-exploding-due-improper-vrm-cooling

 

Stop Using iCloud

https://lifehacker.com/stop-using-icloud-1788441810

 

This workaround adds MagSafe to the new MacBook Pro

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-workaround-adds-magsafe-to-the-new-macbook-pro/

 

'Do Gooder Worm' Changes Default Passwords In Vulnerable IoT Devices

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/do-gooder-worm-changes-default-passwords-in-vulnerable-iot-devices/d/d-id/1327341?

 

Original Surface Book gets some solid discounts at Amazon

http://www.windowscentral.com/original-surface-book-gets-some-solid-discounts-amazon

 

How (and Why) to Replace Your Outlets with GFCI Outlets

http://www.howtogeek.com/277145/how-and-why-to-replace-your-outlets-with-gfci-outlets/

 

Microsoft looks to dominate the market for digital tools for artists

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-looks-to-dominate-the-market-for-digital-tools-for-artists/

 

How to simplify your life with your smartphone

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-simplify-your-life-with-your-smartphone

 

You can now play Windows Store games offline in Windows 10, but not without jumping through some hoops

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/238621-can-play-windows-store-games-offline-windows-10-youre-going-work

 

The Daily Mixer Lets You Read the News Before You Know the Source

https://lifehacker.com/the-daily-mixer-lets-you-read-the-news-before-you-know-1788435649

 

How to back up your Mac

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-back-up-your-mac/

 

 

US Bank Regulator Reports Major Security Breach

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-bank-regulator-reports-major-security-breach-/d/d-id/1327338?

 

Microsoft: Google has put our customers at potential risk

https://www.grahamcluley.com/microsoft-google-customers-potential-risk/

 

How to Use a Raspberry Pi as a Networked Time Machine Drive For Your Mac

http://www.howtogeek.com/276468/how-to-use-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-networked-time-machine-drive-for-your-mac/

 

Microsoft Surface Studio: The smart person's guide

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-surface-studio-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

Windows Update is a mess: 3 things Microsoft should do to fix it

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238533-windows-update-mess-three-things-microsoft-fix

 

Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

https://lifehacker.com/add-vibrancy-and-warmth-to-photos-with-light-bleeding-1788413000

 

Chrome on Windows 10: Google gains 15 percent speed boost using Microsoft tech

http://www.zdnet.com/article/chrome-on-windows-10-google-gains-15-percent-speed-boost-using-microsoft-tech/

 

“Greenify” Your PC

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23842/greenify-your-pc

 

How to Make Windows Automatically Create a System Restore Point at Startup

http://www.howtogeek.com/278388/how-to-make-windows-automatically-create-a-system-restore-point-at-startup/

 

iOS 10.1 vs. iOS 10: Is The Upgrade Worth It?

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/184297/20161031/ios-10-1-vs-ios-10-is-the-upgrade-worth-it.htm

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Wed 756  11/2/2016

The Stakes Are Rising in Google’s Antitrust Fight With Europe

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/31/technology/google-europe-antitrust.html?emc=edit_th_20161031&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=49680637

 

Yet another Apple dongle: Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter now available

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136177/macs/yet-another-apple-dongle-apple-thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter-now-available.html

 

Defending the grid

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3136208/internet-of-things/defending-the-grid.html

 

What is Desktop.ini file in Windows & how can you use it to customize Folders?

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-ini-file-windows

 

Solid State Drives Are The Future

http://askbobrankin.com/solid_state_drives_are_the_future.html

 

Apple just handed Microsoft the keys to the kingdom

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-microsoft-macbook-pro-surface-studio-creative-professionals/

 

How to restore TrustedInstaller as owner for system files on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-restore-trustedinstaller-owner-system-files-windows-10

 

What if China or India was behind Yahoo spying order?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/what-if-china-or-india-was-behind-yahoo-spying-order/

 

7 technologies killed in Apple's new MacBook Pro

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136386/macs/7-technologies-killed-in-apples-new-macbook-pro.html

 

PlayStation Vue launches on Android TV, with Windows and Mac support on deck

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3136322/streaming-services/playstation-vue-launches-on-android-tv-with-windows-and-mac-support-on-deck.html

 

PC Tasks Optimizer is a free software to manage Windows Scheduled Tasks

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/pc-tasks-optimizer-manage-windows-tasks

 

Attacking the Internet is Now Child’s Play

http://askbobrankin.com/attacking_the_internet_is_now_childs_play.html

 

Microsoft vs. Apple: The two videos that show the difference

https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/microsoft-vs-apple-the-two-videos-that-show-the-difference/

 

Should you get a UPS for your PC?

http://www.windowscentral.com/should-you-get-ups-your-pc

 

How I quit using Google search and saved a lot of time

http://www.zdnet.com/article/i-stopped-using-google-search-and-saved-a-lot-of-time/

 

Here’s how Photoshop will work with the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136254/software/here-s-how-photoshop-will-work-with-the-new-macbook-pro-touch-bar.html

 

Microsoft's $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3136156/virtual-reality/microsofts-300-windows-vr-headsets-6-thing-we-know-and-1-big-question.html

 

Microsoft warns about the rise in Tech Support scams

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-warns-about-the-rise-in-tech-support-scam-86765/

 

[HOWTO] Revive Your Old Computer

http://askbobrankin.com/howto_revive_your_old_computer.html

 

TSA finds loaded gun hidden under clay inside a computer

https://www.cnet.com/news/tsa-loaded-gun-hidden-under-clay-in-computer-instagram/

 

Should you invest in a curved display?

http://www.windowscentral.com/should-you-invest-curved-display

 

Microsoft Windows chief Myerson talks Windows 10 priorities, VR headsets, Surface hardware goals

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-chief-myerson-talks-windows-10-priorities-vr-headsets-surface-hardware-goals/

 

Apple just killed the 11-inch MacBook Air

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136384/hardware/apple-just-killed-the-11-inch-macbook-air.html

 

New Windows code injection method could let malware bypass detection

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3136691/security/new-windows-code-injection-method-could-let-malware-bypass-detection.html

 

New WhatsApp update adds GIF and OneDrive backup support

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/new-whatsapp-update-adds-gif-onedrive-backup-support-86582/

 

Trick or threat? How zombie IoT devices surprised the internet

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/10/31/trick-threat-zombie-iot-devices-surprised-internet/

 

Google calls out fact-check articles in its News section

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-calls-out-fact-check-articles-in-its-news-section/

 

1 Problem with Apple Inc.'s New MacBook Pro Computers

http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/10/30/1-problem-with-apple-incs-new-macbook-pro-computer.aspx

 

Healthcare's paltry tech coffers put industry in hacker crosshairs

http://www.zdnet.com/article/healthcares-paltry-tech-coffers-making-it-hack-target/

 

How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

http://www.macworld.com/article/3128107/security/how-to-encrypt-your-facebook-messages-with-secret-conversations.html

 

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3136710/windows-pcs/how-google-apple-and-microsoft-just-saved-the-pc.html

 

Best Bluetooth speakers

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3123762/speakers/best-bluetooth-speakers.html

 

Trick or threat? How zombie IoT devices surprised the internet

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/10/31/trick-threat-zombie-iot-devices-surprised-internet/

 

VR survey says US consumers are starting to believe the hype

https://www.cnet.com/news/vr-survey-playstation-vr-samsung-gear-vr-lead-race-for-consumer-interest/

 

Apple, Inc. Will Have Trouble Catching Up to Microsoft's New Surface Studio If It Proves to Be a Hit

http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/10/27/apple-inc-will-have-trouble-catching-up-to-microso.aspx

 

17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3136241/security/17-essential-tools-to-protect-your-online-identity-and-privacy.html

 

How to Get Windows XP's Quick Launch Bar In Windows 10

http://www.macworld.com/video/70599/how-to-get-windows-xps-quick-launch-bar-in-windows-10

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Tue 755 11/1/2016

We Built a Fake Web Toaster, and It Was Hacked in an Hour (this is how quick and easy hacking IoT devices can be and used against all of us)

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/10/we-built-fake-web-toaster-and-it-was-hacked-hour/132736/

 

Google's AI Taught Itself To Encrypt Messages (AI is out future and nothing you do can avoid it.  Next support call you make, you could be talking to an AI)

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a23618/googles-ai-encryption/

 

Qualcomm's new chips will make dual-camera phones more affordable

https://www.cnet.com/news/qualcoms-new-snapdragon-626-653-and-427-processors-add-dual-camera-support-for-upcoming-phones/

 

How to remove Snapz Pro in macOS Sierra

http://www.macworld.com/article/3128854/software/how-to-remove-snapz-pro-in-macos-sierra.html

 

Which smartphone OS wins 2016? Android Nougat vs. iOS 10 vs. Windows 10 Mobile

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/smartphone-os-wins-2015-android-191552488.html

 

How to reset Groove Music app on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-reset-groove-music-app-windows-10

 

Apple's New Macs Leave Budget-Conscious Consumers in the Lurch

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13871363/1/apple-s-macbook-event-yielded-innovative-technology-and-big-question-marks.html

 

NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

http://www.techhive.com/article/2975842/streaming-media/how-to-watch-football-without-cable.html

 

Office Mobile on Windows Insider slow update for October brings in a slew of new features

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/office-mobile-on-windows-insider-slow-update-for-october-brings-in-a-slew-of-new-features-86589/

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7's faulty batteries tested in-house

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-faulty-batteries-reportedly-tested-in-house/

 

How to fix two-factor authentication problems with apps that don’t use iCloud

http://www.macworld.com/article/3126056/security/use-app-specific-passwords-with-two-factor-authentication.html

 

Apple has killed every jack but one: Meet USB-C

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-on-apple-usb-c-200336778.html

 

Microsoft's Surface Mouse revealed in new FCC photos

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-surface-mouse-fcc

 

HOW TO CONVERT A PDF TO EPUB

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-convert-a-pdf-to-epub/

 

Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google

http://www.techhive.com/article/3132351/data-center-cloud/meet-your-new-streaming-tv-bundlers-apple-amazon-roku-and-google.html

 

Oculus lowers minimum PC specifications to get VR to more users

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/oculus-lowers-minimum-pc-specs-86572/

 

USA! USA! Canadians give Americans an online pat on the back

https://www.cnet.com/news/usa-usa-canadians-give-americans-an-online-pat-on-the-back/

 

If you upgrade to two-factor authentication, you can’t log in to your Mac with an iCloud password

http://www.macworld.com/article/3125098/security/if-you-upgrade-to-two-factor-authentication-you-cant-log-in-to-your-mac-with-an-icloud-password.html

 

5 Problems With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/problems-with-the-iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

FCC photos reveal the new Microsoft Surface Keyboard destined for your desktop

http://www.windowscentral.com/fcc-photos-microsoft-surface-keyboard

 

Steve Jobs would probably be rather upset with what Apple has become today

http://qz.com/822818/steve-jobs-would-probably-very-upset-with-what-apple-aapl-has-become/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

 

Arrogant Apple Gambles Your Pain For Its Selfish Gain

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/10/29/why-did-apple-remove-iphone-headphone-macbook-pro-usb/#879dfd32f90a

 

Microsoft Bookings now integrates with Facebook Pages

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-bookings-facebook-pages-86798/

 

40 percent now say they won't buy another Samsung phone

https://www.cnet.com/news/40-percent-now-say-they-wont-buy-another-samsung-phone/

 

Use an Amazon Dash Button to Reboot or Shut Down a Raspberry Pi

https://lifehacker.com/use-an-amazon-dash-button-to-reboot-or-shut-down-a-rasp-1787888423

 

5 Samsung Rumors: Will There Be a Galaxy Note 8 in 2017?

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/samsung-rumors-galaxy-note-8-2017.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Best cheap scanners

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-scanners

 

Restaurant Baffles Diners With Tricky Wi-Fi Password Equation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wifi-equation-code-restaurant_us_5815bbd4e4b064e1b4b30062

 

Microsoft develops breakthrough human-like speech technology

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-develops-breakthrough-human-like-speech-technology-86770/

 

PS4 Pro: 5 Ways A High-Spec PlayStation May Be Sony's Biggest Mistake Of This Console Cycle

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/ps4-pro-5-ways-high-spec-playstation-may-be-sonys-biggest-mistake-console-cycle-565705

 

What is OLED and what can it do for your TV?

https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-oled-and-what-can-it-do-for-your-tv/

 

The Lenovo Yoga Book Is the Future of Laptops, But It's Missing an Operating System

https://gizmodo.com/the-lenovo-yoga-book-is-the-future-of-laptops-but-its-1787858849

 

Trade in your MacBook for a Surface Pro or Surface Book

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/30/trade-in-your-macbook-for-a-surface-pro-or-surface-book/

 

Zune Music songs from before 2012 will need to be converted to MP3 files soon

http://www.windowscentral.com/zune-music-songs-2012-will-need-converted-mp3-files-soon

 

Is the non-touchbar Macbook Pro a symptom of a growing problem within Apple?

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/30/13471284/is-the-non-touchbar-macbook-pro-a-symptom-of-a-growing-problem-within

 

Best Photo Editor for your Chromebook

http://www.androidcentral.com/best-photo-editor-your-chromebook

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Surface Pro 5 Release Date/Spec Rumors: Microsoft Event Hints 7th-Gen Intel Processor, Early 2017 Release

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/surface-pro-5-release-datespec-rumors-microsoft-event-hints-7th-gen-intel-processor-565708

 

Your home’s online gadgets could be hacked by ultrasound

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2110762-your-homes-online-gadgets-could-be-hacked-by-ultrasound/

 

How To Prevent Eyestrain From The Screen With f.lux (I use this)

https://www.pcmech.com/article/prevent-eyestrain-screen-f-lux/

 

This is NYPD's official crime-fighting phone

https://www.cnet.com/news/nypd-new-york-police-official-crime-fighting-windows-phone/

 

How to Fix the Missing “Open with” Option on the Windows 10 Right-Click Context Menu

http://www.howtogeek.com/261076/how-to-fix-the-missing-open-with-option-on-the-windows-10-right-click-context-menu/

 

Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

http://www.macworld.com/video/69895/is-my-windows-pc-32-bit-or-64-bit-why-it-matters

 

Microsoft Edge Build 14942 gets a bunch of new features

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-build-14942-gets-a-bunch-of-new-features-86665/

 

Apple might kill the USB port on its new MacBook Pro

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-to-kill-usb-port-on-new-macbook-pro-report-2016-10

 

Best CPU for Your Custom PC

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-cpu-your-custom-pc

 

How To Send And Receive Faxes Over The Internet

https://www.pcmech.com/article/send-receive-faxes-internet/

 

Air Force computer outage hits drone center

https://www.cnet.com/news/air-force-computer-outage-hits-drone-center/

 

How to Make Any Phone Feel More Like Stock Android (Without Rooting)

http://www.howtogeek.com/166791/how-to-turn-any-android-phone-into-a-stock-android-phone/

 

Travelers: Keep your data secure by using a virtual private network

http://www.macworld.com/article/3128206/security/travelers-keep-your-data-secure-by-using-a-virtual-private-network.html

 

Skype for Linux Alpha 1.10 supports 1-on-1 Video Calls

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/skype-for-linux-video-calls-86648/

 

Nintendo just announced a new game console — here's everything we know

http://www.businessinsider.com/nintendo-nx-leaks-rumors-2016-10/#the-nintendo-switchs-original-codename-was-nx-1

 

Is it worth paying out for more expensive mice and keyboards?

http://www.windowscentral.com/it-worth-paying-out-more-expensive-mice-and-keyboards

 

How To Enable Gmail’s “Undo Send” Feature

https://www.pcmech.com/article/enable-gmails-undo-send-feature/

 

Yahoo, after massive hack, still pulls in profit

https://www.cnet.com/news/yahoo-third-quarter-2016-earnings-verizon/

 

How to Stop Your iPhone from Recording Your Frequent Locations

http://www.howtogeek.com/243956/how-to-stop-your-iphone-from-recording-your-frequent-locations/

 

How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

http://www.macworld.com/article/3123734/os-x/how-to-solve-an-app-blocking-your-screen-when-your-mac-hasnt-crashed.html

 

Zune is dying, here is how to get your music DRM-free using Groove Music

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/zune-dying-get-music-drm-free-using-groove-music-86518/

 

Explained: Why Netflix doesn’t want to be included in Apple’s TV app

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/explained-why-netflix-doesn-t-want-included-apple-124945610.html

 

Is it worth paying out for more expensive mice and keyboards?

http://www.windowscentral.com/it-worth-paying-out-more-expensive-mice-and-keyboards

 

PCMech’s Guide to PC Maintenance

https://www.pcmech.com/article/pcmechs-guide-pc-maintenance/

 

Drivers can't wait to treat self-driving cars like garbage

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/drivers-cant-wait-to-treat-self-driving-cars-like-garbage/

 

Why There’s No Reason to Buy a Tablet Anymore

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/theres-no-reason-buy-tablet-anymore.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Launch Windows Without Entering a Password (I do not recommend this unless you live alone and have no visitors)

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349095/how-to-launch-windows-without-entering-a-password

 

Linux 4.8 Kernel Support for Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/linux-4-8-kernel-support-for-microsoft-surface-3-touchscreen-86504/

 

Think Apple’s Touch Bar is neat? Then you’ll love Microsoft’s ‘Adaptive Keyboard’

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/think-apple-touch-bar-neat-043830243.html

 

How to change Lock screen timeout before display turn off on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-extend-lock-screen-timeout-display-turn-windows-10

 

Wi-Fi Security Algorithms Explained

https://www.pcmech.com/article/wi-fi-security-algorithms-explained/

 

Microsoft ready to put Windows at the center of 3D

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-3d-holographic-computers/

 

The Big Problem With New Smartphones Recently

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/big-problem-new-smartphones-recently.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Mozilla promises a next-gen Firefox engine that will deliver huge improvements

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3136579/browsers/mozilla-promises-a-next-gen-firefox-engine-that-will-deliver-huge-improvements.html

 

The Truth About The Macbook Pro Price Might Surprise You

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2016/10/29/the-truth-about-the-macbook-pro-price-might-surprise-you/#70087fd915c9

 

The Macbook Pro Is Losing One of Its Very Best Features

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/macbook-pro-losing-one-very-160652022.html

 

Study: 1 in 2 American Adults Already In Facial Recognition Network

http://www.vocativ.com/368572/facial-recognition-databases/

 

How To Make Gmail Less Cluttered And More Manageable

https://www.pcmech.com/article/make-gmail-less-cluttered-manageable/

 

Samsung Insiders Fear 'Sweeping Changes' at Annual Performance Reviews

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/heads-set-roll-samsung-s-annual-performance-review-n668741

 

Yahoo stumbles again in 3Q, raising stakes on Verizon deal

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-yahoo-earnings-verizon-deal-20161018-story.html

 

Facebook to Downgrade News Site Links

https://www.infopackets.com/news/9881/facebook-downgrade-news-site-links

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Why There’s No Reason to Buy a Tablet Anymore

"2-in-1 laptops are growing increasingly common, and increasingly impressive." 

The trouble is, 2-in-1s aren't laptops. They are tablets with keyboards, either as docks or as built-in, fold-back covers. This is not what a laptop used to be. It's what a tablet has always been, when large phones or "phablets" are excluded from this category.

My ASUS "2-in-1" was originally sold as a "tablet" with a keyboard dock. The device has not changed one iota -- its marketing classification is all which has changed in the past three years since Windows Transformer Books first started coming out.

The article is playing games with words and categories, not proving any valid point.

Facebook to Downgrade News Site Links

I don't use Facebook, but it looks like the news sites brought this on themselves. This sin't about suppressing news feeds which Facebook users may want to see. It's about ads disguised as news stories, serving only as click-bait to get users to look at the news sites and see more ads. Facebook isn't a news-focused site to begin with, so users there would be expected to want to see their friends and families posts before seeing any news stories or ads anyway. People who want to find the latest news stories know there are other places to go to ge that content.

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Sun 753 10/30/2016

Microsoft is doing a better Apple impression than Apple is

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/28/13451832/microsoft-apple-hardware-videos-comparison?yptr=yahoo

 

How to troubleshoot your Mac

http://amp.imore.com/how-troubleshoot-your-mac

 

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/22/technology/cyberattack-dyn-ddos/index.html

 

5 reasons why your laptop is slow

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-reasons-why-your-laptop-is-slow/

 

MSRT adds more Unwanted Software to its detection capability

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/msrt-unwanted-software-detection

 

Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Google Play Music: Which Is Best?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/spotify-apple-music-google-play-music-best/

 

Scare tactics! Tech support scam claims your hard drive will be deleted

https://www.grahamcluley.com/faker-alert-tech-support-scam-claims-users-hard-drive-deleted/

 

How to disable the Password Reveal button on the Sign-in screen on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-password-reveal-button-sign-screen-windows-10

 

6 Antivirus Android Apps That Are a Total Ripoff

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/antivirus-android-apps-total-ripoff.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

http://www.macworld.com/article/3124312/security/new-mac-trojan-uses-the-russian-space-program-as-a-front.html

 

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) review:

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-macbook-pro-13-inch-2016/review/

 

DuckDuckGo Search Tips and Tricks to get the best out of it

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/duckduckgo-search-tips-tricks

 

How to Use Less Data (and Save Money on Your Android Phone Bill)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-less-data-save-money-android-phone-bill/

 

Researchers exploit unencrypted radio to hack wireless mice, keyboards

https://www.grahamcluley.com/researchers-exploit-unencrypted-radio-hack-wireless-mice-keyboards/

 

HP brings substance and style with its new ENVY All-in-One 27 PC

http://www.windowscentral.com/hp-new-envy-all-one-27-pc

 

5 Samsung Rumors: Will There Be a Galaxy Note 8 in 2017?

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/samsung-rumors-galaxy-note-8-2017.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it back)

http://www.macworld.com/article/3128967/macs/how-to-change-your-login-screen-in-macos-and-change-it-back.html

 

Apple turns thrill into chill and our relationship is on the rocks

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-turns-a-thrill-into-a-chill-relationship-on-rocks/

 

Tips for using Outlook People web app to manage contacts

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/tips-tricks-outlook-people-app

 

Is this Microsoft's Surface PC? Patent reveals sleek design set to be unveiled next week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3860828/Is-Microsoft-s-Surface-PC-Patent-reveals-sleek-design-set-unveiled-week.html

 

Dyn Says Cyberattack 'Resolved' After Services Shut Down

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/dyn-says-cyberattack-resolved-after-services-shut-down-n670926

 

How to empty the Recycle Bin automatically on schedule on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-empty-recycle-bin-automatically-schedule-windows-10

 

The hidden costs of new car infotainment systems

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/22/hidden-costs-new-car-infotainment-systems.html

 

6 more ways to make the most of Mail for iOS 10

http://www.macworld.com/article/3127355/ios/6-more-ways-to-make-the-most-of-mail-for-ios.html

 

Why Intel's new Kaby Lake processors won't make your computer much faster

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-kaby-lake-7th-gen-core-processors-faq-update/

 

How to password protect OneNote notebook

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/password-protect-onenote-notebook

 

Has Chinese firm Xiaomi made a BENDABLE smartphone? Leaked video shows a mobile with a flexible screen

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3847688/Has-Chinese-firm-Xiaomi-BENDABLE-smartphone-Leaked-video-shows-mobile-flexible-screen.html

 

LATEST CHROME OS UPDATE ADDS A FEW VISUAL TWEAKS AND SQUASHES BUGS

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chrome-os-alt-tab-ui/

 

Everything you need to know about the GPU

http://www.windowscentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-gpu

 

Windows security: Google flags up new critical Adobe Flash Player flaw

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-security-google-flags-up-new-critical-adobe-flash-player-flaw/

 

How to retain images in Photos when turning off iCloud Photo Library

http://www.macworld.com/article/3128820/photography/how-to-retain-images-in-photos-when-turning-off-icloud-photo-library.html

 

Microsoft's breakthrough speech recognition system is such a good listener

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-breakthrough-speech-recognition-system-is-such-a-good-listener/

 

PowerPoint Online tips and tricks to create better presentations

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/powerpoint-online-tips-and-tricks

 

1Password: The smart person's guide

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/1password-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

Windows security: Google flags up new critical Adobe Flash Player flaw

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/windows-security-google-flags-up-new-critical-adobe-flash-player-flaw/

 

Ookla releases new Windows 10 Speedtest.net app for PC

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

New code injection method exposes all versions of Windows to cyberattack

As presented it this article, it looks like these code injection techniques rely on a user's system already being infected with malware. This malware has to get into the PC somehow, and the researchers do not specify how this would happen. They only talk about some sort of end-user action, which sounds like social engineering. A direct, remote attack of this sort, not requiring user actions, has not been mentioned. Microsoft's response seems to reinforce that this is not a type of attack which can take place without the PC already being compromised.

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