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Sat 766  11/12/2016

Samsung Runs Ads Saying 'We are Truly Sorry' for Fire-Prone Note 7 (plus recall of top load washers exploding, they have developed poor management, quality control and poor engineering designing within the last year or two)

http://adage.com/article/digital/samsung-ads-fire-prone-note-7/306674/?utm_source=daily_email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=adage&ttl=1479280645?utm_visit=885772

 

Samsung Has a Plan to Get Back the Remaining 285K Note 7 Phones

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/samsung-has-plan-get-back-remaining-285k-note-7-phones-n678291

 

Beware, iPhone Users: Fake Retail Apps Are Surging Before Holidays

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/technology/more-iphone-fake-retail-apps-before-holidays.html?ref=technology&_r=0

 

10 best Chromebooks 2016: top Chromebooks reviewed

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/best-chromebooks-top-5-chromebooks-in-the-us-1233696

 

How to spot fake iOS and Android apps

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-spot-fake-ios-and-android-apps/

 

Is Fingerprint Authentication Making The Password Problem Worse? (I want nothing to do with finger prints, to easy to fool)

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/is-fingerprint-authentication-making-the-password-problem-worse/a/d-id/1327390?

 

ZOTAC Introduces Magnus ERX480 Mini Systems With RADEON RX480

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23899/zotac-introduces-magnus-erx480-mini-systems-with-radeon-rx480#sthash.UOkbOXUf.dpuf

 

Why Microsoft keeps working on Windows 10 Mobile: ARM, cellular, and the next big thing | Windows Central

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-windows-10-mobile-still-includes-arm?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

9 Tips to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/tips-make-laptop-battery-last-longer.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Quick Tip: How To Add a Printer in Windows 10

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-how-add-printer-windows-10

 

What Is the ProgramData Folder in Windows?

http://www.howtogeek.com/278562/what-is-the-programdata-folder-in-windows/

 

The 10 best graphics cards of 2016

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/graphics-cards/best-graphics-cards-1291458

 

Samsung thinks foldable phones are the new flip phones (lots of people don't need a smartphone, but want a basic cell phone)

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-thinks-foldable-phones-are-the-new-flip-phones/

 

New Free Mirai Scanner Tools Spot Infected, Vulnerable IoT Devices

http://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/new-free-mirai-scanner-tools-spot-infected-vulnerable-iot-devices-/d/d-id/1327436?

 

Got graphics card problems? Here are 6+ signs it might be dying

https://www.pcmech.com/article/six-signs-graphics-card-might-dying/

 

Dell wanted to build an Intel-based Windows 10 Mobile device for all your needs

http://www.windowscentral.com/dell-wanted-build-intel-based-windows-10-mobile-device-all-your-needs

 

How to Control Your Raspberry Pi from Any Computer Using VNC

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-control-your-raspberry-pi-from-any-computer-usin-1788592777\\

 

Activate OneNote UWP App Experimental Features Option

http://winsupersite.com/onenote/activate-onenote-uwp-app-experimental-features-option#slide-0-field_images-80101

 

Smart Light Switches vs. Smart Light Bulbs: Which One Should You Buy?

http://www.howtogeek.com/279516/smart-light-switches-vs.-smart-light-bulbs-which-one-should-you-buy/

 

Windows 10 is adding second screen control to your tablet

http://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-is-adding-second-screen-control-to-your-tablet

 

T-Mobile will sell you 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 phones for price of 1

https://www.cnet.com/news/tmobile-samsung-galaxy-s7-bogo/

 

4G Cellular Networks At Risk Of DoS Attacks

http://www.darkreading.com/mobile/4g-cellular-networks-at-risk-of-dos-attacks/d/d-id/1327422?

 

Ubuntu Releases IoT Core Platform

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Ubuntu-Releases-IoT-Core-Platform-84066.html

 

Did Microsoft give us a glimpse of its Surface "phone" vision?

http://www.windowscentral.com/did-microsoft-tease-its-surface-phone-vision

 

How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/10/how-auto-unlock-makes-the-mac-more-accessible/

 

Woody's Win10Tip: Block forced Windows updates

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3138088/microsoft-windows/woodys-win10tip-block-forced-win10-updates.html

 

The Best Free Ways to Share Photos With Friends and Family (Other Than Facebook)

http://www.howtogeek.com/133062/the-best-free-ways-to-share-photos-with-friends-and-family-other-than-facebook/

 

The 10 best wireless routers of 2016

http://www.techradar.com/news/networking/routers-storage/best-router-9-top-wireless-routers-on-test-1090523

 

Samsung raided in South Korean political scandal

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-raided-in-south-korean-political-scandal-president-park-geun-hye/

 

Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/changing-iot-passwords-wont-stop-attacks-heres-what-will/a/d-id/1327416?

 

Computer Users Unhappy With Windows 10

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/computer-users-unhappy-windows-10-065037083.html?.tsrc=daily_mail

 

Best Windows Alternative to the MacBook Pro

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-alternative-macbook-pro

 

Xbox One’s holiday update arrives today with LFG, Clubs, and more

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/10/13584448/microsoft-xbox-one-holiday-update-features?yptr=yahoo

 

Woody's Win10Tip: How to figure out your Windows 10 version

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136336/microsoft-windows/woodys-win10tip-how-to-figure-out-your-windows-10-version.html

 

How Do You Safely Add Insecure Devices to a Home Network?

http://www.howtogeek.com/279978/how-do-you-safely-add-insecure-devices-to-a-home-network/

 

The 7 best Windows tablets: top Windows tablets reviewed

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/windows-8-tablets-release-date-specs-and-prices-916134

 

331 Million Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge Users Moved To Google Chrome And Mozilla Firefox This Year

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/184869/20161106/331-million-microsoft-internet-explorer-edge-users-moved-to-google-chrome-and-mozilla-firefox-this-year.htm

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Fri 765  11/11/2016

This terrifying homemade USB killer will instantly kill your computer

http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2016/11/09/homemade-usb-killer/

 

GOOGLE DAYDREAM VIEW REVIEW

http://www.digitaltrends.com/vr-headset-reviews/google-daydream-view-vr-review/

 

How to Develop a Better Eye for Taking Good Photos

http://www.howtogeek.com/277468/how-to-develop-a-better-eye-for-taking-good-photos/

 

The people have voted and their voice is resounding: there IS a difference between 2-in-1s and convertibles

http://www.windowscentral.com/people-have-voted-and-their-voice-resounding-there-difference-between-2-1s-and-convertibles

 

How Successful Is Apple's New MacBook Pro?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/11/09/apple-macbook-pro-sales-figures/#46e41ec76bf0

 

Apps That Don’t Work: 9 Kinds of Apps You Should Never Use

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/apps-dont-work-kinds-apps-never-use.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 10 (Redstone 2) Build Tracker for PCs

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-redstone-2-build-tracker-pcs#slide-0-field_images-77191

 

How to build the ultimate PC for virtual reality

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-build-the-ultimate-pc-for-virtual-reality-1318157

 

Apple's cord situation is completely out of control

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-cord-situation-completely-control-212317333.html?.tsrc=daily_mail

 

DTCC Survey: Cyber Threat Ranked #1 Risk To Global Financial System

http://www.darkreading.com/operations/dtcc-survey-cyber-threat-ranked--1-risk-to-global-financial-system-/d/d-id/1327453?

 

BIOS Update Will Put Linux Back on Popular Lenovo Laptops

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-yoga-900-ideapad-710s-linux

 

How to Install Windows on a Chromebook

http://www.howtogeek.com/278953/how-to-install-windows-on-a-chromebook/

 

Apple Leak Reveals Massive New iPhone Cancellation

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/11/09/apple-iphone-2017-cancellation/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#d290ef84fddb

 

How to remove those nagging ads from Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-advertising-windows-10

 

7 of the Worst Things About Android Phones

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/worst-things-android-phones.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Caveat Emptor: USB-C cable compatibility and safety are turning into a nightmare

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/239142-caveat-emptor-usb-c-cable-compatibility-safety-turning-nightmare

 

Xbox One will soon let you try games and apps before anyone else

http://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-one-will-soon-let-you-try-games-and-apps-before-anyone-else

 

Amazon is about to open a bunch of grocery stores — and Kroger, Walmart, and Whole Foods should be terrified

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-open-bunch-grocery-stores-135250321.html?.tsrc=daily_mail

 

ID Theft Ringleader Gets Prison Sentence Of 16+ Years

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/id-theft-ringleader-gets-prison-sentence-of-16+-years/d/d-id/1327449?

 

Windows Update Time: Microsoft Patched a Nasty Vulnerability

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-update-time-microsoft-patched-nasty-vulnerability

 

How to Stop Microsoft Edge’s Pop-up Notifications

http://www.howtogeek.com/279632/how-to-stop-microsoft-edges-pop-up-notifications/

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: Everything We Know (So Far)

http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-creators-update?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

The Big Lesson We Must Learn From The Dyn DDoS Attack

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-big-lesson-we-must-learn-from-the-dyn-ddos-attack/a/d-id/1327432?

 

7 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone Running Like New

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/7-ways-to-keep-your-smartphone-running-like-new.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Transform Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Into Useful External Storage

http://deals.kinja.com/transform-your-old-hard-drives-and-ssds-into-useful-ext-1788759794

 

How to book flights online

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-book-flights-online

 

Samsung Patent Tips Foldable Smartphone

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349448/samsung-patent-tips-foldable-smartphone

 

Here are some more details of how Snap’s Spectacles work

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/10/heres-some-more-details-how-snaps-spectacles-work/

 

Gmail for iPhone Gets a New Look, Swipe Gestures, Undo Send, and Improved Search

http://lifehacker.com/gmail-for-iphone-gets-a-new-look-swipe-gestures-undo-1788655714

 

How to Prevent Your Computer From Waking Up Accidentally

http://www.howtogeek.com/122954/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-waking-up-accidentally/

 

Tune in to the first Learn OneNote conference starting November 12

http://www.windowscentral.com/tune-first-learn-onenote-conference-starting-november-12

 

Stay Vigilant To The Evolving Threat Of Social Engineering

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/stay-vigilant-to-the-evolving-threat-of-social-engineering/a/d-id/1327441?

 

LastPass: The smart person's guide (now free on smartphones and tablets)

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

 

You Don't Have To Buy A New Car To Use Android Auto Now And It's Great

http://jalopnik.com/you-dont-have-to-buy-a-new-car-to-use-android-auto-now-1788654704

 

Sears has some pretty sweet Samsung TV deals for Black Friday

http://www.techradar.com/news/sears-has-some-pretty-sweet-samsung-tv-deals-for-black-friday

 

What to consider when buying a graphics card for your build

https://www.pcmech.com/article/consider-buying-graphics-card-build/

 

Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/24/google-pollutes-new-chrome-tabs-with-article-suggestions-heres-how-to-disable-them/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000591&yptr=yahoo

 

The Two Ways to Get "Raise to Wake" on an iPhone to Actually Work Consistently

http://lifehacker.com/the-two-ways-to-get-raise-to-wake-on-an-iphone-to-act-1788760396

 

All the Features That Require a Microsoft Account in Windows 10

http://www.howtogeek.com/121975/htg-explains-microsoft-accounts-vs.-local-accounts-in-windows-8/

 

GoPro Suffers Big Setback With Recall Of Its New Karma Drones

http://fortune.com/2016/11/08/gopro-recall-karma-drone/

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Thur 764  11/10/2016

If you can fit it in your pocket, you can 3D print it with the PocketMaker

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/pocketmaker-pint-sized-3d-printer-185739137.html

 

Insecure IoT gear can help hackers turn your phone into a GPS tracker

https://www.grahamcluley.com/insecure-iot-gear-turn-phone-gps-tracker/

 

Internet outages in West Africa raise fears that hackers are testing their weapons

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-tns-bc-liberia-cyberattacks-20161104-story.html

 

Microsoft was working on its own Touchbar keyboard in 2010

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-own-touchbar-keyboard-2010-87022/

 

Google Home: the good, the bad, and the potential

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3139508/home-tech/google-home-the-good-the-bad-and-the-potential.html

 

The new Koohl Toilet is a total game-changer in the bathroom space

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/benedict-cumberbatch-unveils-apple-toilet-193510902.html

 

Five reasons why Apple's new MacBook Pro makes me want to switch back to Windows

http://www.zdnet.com/article/five-reasons-why-apples-new-macbook-pro-makes-me-want-to-switch-back-to-windows/

 

TV features you should (and shouldn't) care about

https://www.cnet.com/news/tv-features-you-should-and-should-not-care-about/

 

Google may soon ban proprietary charging methods

http://androidandme.com/2016/11/news/google-may-soon-ban-proprietary-charging-methods/

 

How Difficult Is It to Switch Between iOS and Android?

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/how-difficult-is-it-to-switch-between-ios-and-android.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

 

Which Computer Maker Has the Best Tech Support?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/05/which-computer-maker-has-best-tech-support.html

 

The MacBook Pro is a lie

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13548052/the-macbook-pro-lie?yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 10 is likely to get new features in March 2017

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-likely-get-new-features-march-2017-86762/

 

Microsoft postpones Windows anti-exploit tool's retirement

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3139362/windows-pcs/microsoft-postpones-windows-anti-exploit-tools-retirement.html

 

Apple sends the iPhone 4 to the land of obsolete gadgets

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-4-officially-obsolete-141800653.html

 

Could and should Microsoft enable Windows 10 Mobile on Intel?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/could-and-should-microsoft-enable-windows-10-mobile-on-intel/

 

New study details a security flaw with Philips Hue smart bulbs

https://www.cnet.com/news/new-study-details-a-security-flaw-with-philips-hue-smart-bulbs/

 

Apple places “aggressive” order for new MacBook Pros

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/11/08/apple-macbook-pro-orders-supply/

 

5 of the Best Chromebooks for Your Buck

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/the-best-chromebooks-for-your-buck.html/

 

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE ACTION CENTER IN WINDOWS 10

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-configure-notifications-action-center-windows-10/

 

I have lived the USB-C #donglelife. Here’s what you’re in for

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/5/13523372/usb-c-macbook-adapter-donglelife-problems-thunderbolt

 

Game or app downloads are slow on Xbox One

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/slow-game-app-downloads-xbox-one

 

AMD supports 5K video with new Radeon WX GPUs

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3139353/components-graphics/amd-supports-5k-video-with-new-radeon-wx-gpus.html

 

[HOWTO] Boost Your Laptop's Wifi Reception

http://askbobrankin.com/howto_boost_your_laptops_wifi_reception.html

 

Google to malware sites: We'll brand you 'deceptive' for a month, no reviews allowed

http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-malware-sites-well-brand-you-deceptive-for-a-month-no-reviews-allowed/

 

Social media is a gold mine for detectives busting scams

https://www.cnet.com/news/social-media-is-a-gold-mine-for-detectives-busting-scams/

 

HP’s Spectre x360 is an ultrabook winner with a convertible approach

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/07/hps-spectre-x360-is-an-ultrabook-winner-with-a-convertible-approach/

 

Samsung just confirmed one of the Galaxy S8’s most exciting new features

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/samsung-just-confirmed-one-galaxy-s8-most-exciting-123548822.html

 

NOKIA REBORN: TWO HIGH-END ANDROID SMARTPHONES REPORTEDLY IN THE WORKS

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nokia-handsets-hmd-global-2016-2017/

 

Apple now sells refurbished iPhones

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/8/13567010/apple-refurbished-iphone-online-store-sale

 

Ransomware Growth and Infection Statistics

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ransomware-growth-statistics

 

Solid report says Galaxy S8 may be delayed

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/solid-report-says-galaxy-s8-may-delayed-133907418.html

 

Setapp wants to be the Netflix of MacOS applications

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/11/06/setapp-wants-netflix-macos-applications/

 

SQLi, XSS zero-days expose Belkin IoT devices, Android smartphones (one known problem with these IoT devices, they have an app to program and control them, but if you have an older device, upgrades to the app may no longer be supported on that device and you may not be able to program or control the device without a newer device for the app.  This is the OS version on the device that is the issue.)

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3138935/security/sqli-xss-zero-days-expose-belkin-iot-devices-android-smartphones.html

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Microsoft promises smaller Windows 10 upgrades

Heading toward the "rolling upgrades" model, are we?

 

How to turn up the dialogue on your TV

I bought a soundbar which sits in front of and under the TV, to take care of this issue. The soundbar (inexpensive model from Best Buy) does have modes, and it also allows me to use Bluetooth to hear the sound from my tablet much better. It acts as a pair of speakers plus a center-channel speaker, or 3.1, if I have my numbers correct. A subwoofer could be added, but it's the bass which annoys neighbors in an apartment, so I don't have one of those. 

 

Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines following serious injuries (I think they either have engineering or quality control issues)

The NBC News version of this story pinned the issue to a too-powerful motor. That would point to design or engineering. Their phones were also not designed properly, being capable of overcharging the LiIon batteries until they could explode. By contrast, my ASUS tablet never seems to charge up to its full capacity -- perhaps as a safeguard.

 

Why Windows 10 Updates Will Soon Be Less Terrible

This may only apply to those who don't force Widnows 10 to delay updates, so as not to get hit by a bad patch. Those still happen once in awhile. The longer we delay, the larger the downloads for the Cumulative Updates. But a shift to Microsoft's servers of even part of the checking process could still yield real benefits. 

 

Get Windows Media Center Running On Windows 10

I see no mention of security checking and security updates for systems with WMC forced into them. If any exploit ever gets launched which leverages something unpatched, there may be more than a few WMC users who will regret their decision to continue using an unsupported feature set inside of Windows 10. And precious little tech support to clean up the attack. 

 

I have not seen any reports of such an active exploit, but the risk is there. 

Also remember that Windows 10 is constantly evolving. Any Windows 10 Cumulative Update could wipe out WMC, not necessarily as a primary target, but in the course of upgrading some other security issue or feature set. 

Maybe it's worth the risks, but be aware that these risks do exist.

 

Here we go again: Microsoft's popping up ads from the Windows 10 toolbar

I haven't seen these yet. 

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Wed 763  11/9/2016

Tim Cook laid out the playbook for Apple's next big thing

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tim-cook-laid-playbook-apples-133000436.html

 

This hidden iPhone feature will boost your reception

http://www.businessinsider.com/boost-your-iphones-reception-wifi-calling-2016-11

 

Understanding memory card speeds and what works best for your phone

http://www.androidcentral.com/understanding-memory-card-speeds-and-what-works-best-your-phone

 

New MacBook Pros vs. old MacBook Pros vs. MacBook

https://www.cnet.com/news/lets-compare-the-old-macbook-pros-with-the-new-ones/

 

Repurpose a Busted Wii U Controller as a Classic Game Emulator with a Raspberry Pi

https://lifehacker.com/repurpose-a-busted-wii-u-controller-as-a-classic-game-e-1788488979

 

How to Get Android Apps, Google Play Store on a Chromebook

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/get-android-apps-on-your-chromebook

 

First look: Little Flocker and BlockBlock help monitor your Mac's security

http://www.macworld.com/article/3126043/security/first-look-little-flocker-and-blockblock-help-monitor-your-macs-security.html

 

Windows 10 taskbar to get a new MyPeople feature

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

 

Business Security Confidence Contradicts High Success Rate Of Attacks

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/business-security-confidence-contradicts-high-success-rate-of-attacks/d/d-id/1327373?

 

How to build your own smart coffee machine

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-build-your-own-smart-coffee-machine

 

Zotac crams AMD's Radeon RX 480 into a tiny gaming mini-PC that's built for VR

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138447/computers/zotac-crams-amds-radeon-rx-480-into-a-tiny-gaming-mini-pc-thats-built-for-vr.html

 

Windows-compatible VR headsets are coming from Acer, Lenovo and others, starting at $299

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-compatible-vr-headsets-from-acer-lenovo-and-more-coming/

 

FilmStruck, the Classic Film Streaming Service, Is Now Available

https://lifehacker.com/filmstruck-the-classic-film-streaming-service-is-now-1788460958

 

Best MacBook Pro Alternatives

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-macbook-pro-alternatives

 

Missing mail? Press Command-L

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136178/software-productivity/missing-mail-press-command-l.html

 

Microsoft to end Support for Windows Essentials 2012 in January 2017

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/end-support-windows-essentials-2012-86802/

 

Catching Online Scammers, Dealers & Drug Dealers With DNS

http://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/catching-online-scammers-dealers-and-drug-dealers-with-dns/d/d-id/1327375?

 

How to build the ultimate PC for virtual reality

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-build-the-ultimate-pc-for-virtual-reality-1318157

 

First Look: The no-Touch Bar MacBook Pro still delivers speed, style

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138826/apple-mac/first-look-the-no-touch-bar-macbook-pro-still-delivers-speed-style.html

 

Is Tim Cook really Steve Ballmer 2.0? 

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-byte-extra-crunchy-ep-62/

 

The Complete Guide to Improving Android Battery Life

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/25319/complete-guide-to-maximizing-your-android-phones-battery-life/

 

What to consider when buying a new hard drive

https://www.pcmech.com/article/consider-buying-new-hard-drive/

 

Do Videogames Make Us Violent?

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23863/do-videogames-make-us-violent

 

Chrome starts using Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimization (PGO)

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/chrome-profile-guided-optimization-86955/

 

Tesla's new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry

http://www.itworld.com/article/3136738/sustainable-it/teslas-new-solar-shingles-could-be-the-spark-needed-to-ignite-the-industry.html?idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-11-03&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-11-03&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Microsoft Edge takes top spot over Chrome and Firefox in new security report

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-takes-top-spot-over-chrome-and-firefox-new-security-report

 

Microsoft promises smaller Windows 10 upgrades

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138522/windows-pcs/microsoft-promises-smaller-windows-10-upgrades.html

 

Do you need new HDMI cables for HDR?

https://www.cnet.com/news/do-you-need-new-hdmi-cables-for-hdr/

 

How to Automatically Fill Sequential Data into Excel with the Fill Handle

http://www.howtogeek.com/279148/how-to-automatically-fill-sequential-data-into-excel-with-the-fill-handle/

 

Memory Failure: Warnings, troubleshooting and solutions

https://www.pcmech.com/article/symptoms-ram-bad/

 

2017 Could Be A Big Year For WiGig

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23882/2017-could-be-a-big-year-for-wigig

 

Microsoft stops sales of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to all OEMs (but retail version still available)

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-stops-sales-of-windows-8-1-and-7-to-all-oems-86973/

 

European antitrust charges ignore online shopping market, Google says

http://www.itworld.com/article/3138397/internet/european-antitrust-charges-ignore-online-shopping-market-google-says.html?idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-11-04&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-11-04&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Microsoft shows you why you should consider the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-shows-you-surface-ergonomic-keyboard

 

Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that’s up to 99% accurate

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/238761-scientists-develop-cancer-detecting-smartphone-add-thats-99-accurate

 

'Doctor Who' reanimated: See the long-lost first regeneration

https://www.cnet.com/news/see-doctor-who-first-regeneration-on-periscope-in-reanimated-lost-episodes/

 

How to turn up the dialogue on your TV

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/05/how-to-turn-up-dialogue-on-your-tv.html

 

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 10 reasons the 2017 iPhone will blow everyone away

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-10-2017-10-rumors-features-2016-11/#this-will-not-be-an-s-model-of-the-iphone-7-1

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Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines following serious injuries (I think they either have engineering or quality control issues)

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/04/samsung-recalls-2-8-million-washing-machines-following-serious-injuries.html

 

How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136677/microsoft-windows/how-to-speed-up-windows-7-update-scans-forever.html

 

Netflix is coming to millions of cable boxes in the next few days

http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-comcast-x1-integration-coming-in-next-few-days-2016-11

 

Nearly 9 out of 10 smartphones shipped run on Android

https://www.cnet.com/news/android-smartphone-shipments-88-percent-marketshare-strategy-analytics/

 

Ransomware Attacks Have More Than Doubled In Q3, Says Report

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/ransomware-attacks-have-more-than-doubled-in-q3-says-report/d/d-id/1327401?]

 

Chromebook With Apps is a Winner

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottkramer/2016/11/06/chromebook-with-apps-is-a-winner/#261bc4427a86

 

Find Out How You Could Be Spending Your Time If You Quit Watching TV

https://lifehacker.com/find-out-how-you-could-be-spending-your-time-if-you-qui-1788526943

 

How to make the Sign-in experience tougher to hack on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-sign-experience-tougher-hack-windows-10

 

Mozilla plans to rejuvenate Firefox in 2017

http://www.itworld.com/article/3137050/web-browsers/mozilla-plans-to-rejuvenate-firefox-in-2017.html?idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-11-04&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-11-04&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Why Windows 10 Updates Will Soon Be Less Terrible

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-updates-less-terrible

 

Illuminating the dangers of the 'dark' web

https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/304442-illuminating-the-dangers-of-the-dark-web

 

What information is available on Boarding Pass Barcode and why you should care

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/information-on-boarding-pass-barcode

 

Zotac Zbox EN1060 review: Better than console gaming in a tiny package

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/11/zotac-zbox-en1060-review-nvidia/

 

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

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

 

How to Change the Default Quiet Hours in Windows 10

http://www.howtogeek.com/279192/how-to-change-the-default-quiet-hours-in-windows-10/

 

The Orange Pi Zero single-board computer ships for $6.99

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138562/computers/the-orange-pi-zero-single-board-computer-ships-for-699.html

 

9 Ways You’re Accidentally Damaging Your Smartphone

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/ways-accidentally-damaging-smartphone.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Apple takes more than 100 percent of smartphone profits after Samsung's Galaxy recall

http://www.macworld.com/article/3138503/consumer-electronics/apple-takes-more-than-100-percent-of-smartphone-profits-after-samsungs-galaxy-recall.html

 

DOJ sues AT&T's DirecTV for blocking Dodgers channel

https://www.cnet.com/news/att-department-of-justice-time-warner-merger-directv-dodgers-lawsuit/

 

Microsoft Extends Support For Doomed EMET To July 2018

http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/microsoft-extends-support-for-doomed-emet-to-july-2018/d/d-id/1327417?

 

Rise Of Encrypted Browsing Shows No Signs Of Slowing

http://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2016/11/06/rise-of-encrypted-browsing-shows-no-signs-of-slowing/#149e224b3047

 

G Suite Training Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Google Docs, Drive, and More

https://lifehacker.com/g-suite-training-teaches-you-everything-you-need-to-kno-1788300644

 

Russia wants to stop relying on foreign software for government systems

http://www.windowscentral.com/russia-wants-stop-relying-foreign-software-government-systems

 

Get Windows Media Center Running On Windows 10

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23883/get-windows-media-center-running-on-windows-10

 

App Tour - Microsoft Rewards Edge Browser ExtensionNov 4, 2016

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/app-tour-microsoft-rewards-edge-browser-extension#slide-0-field_images-79991

 

Samsung to Offer Digital Assistant Service in Galaxy S8

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/samsung-offer-digital-assistant-service-galaxy-s8-43335978?yptr=yahoo

 

Trojan Attacks are on the rise! How do Trojans work?

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/trojan-attacks-how-do-trojans-work

 

Weekend tech reading: James Webb telescope complete, $4 RasPi Zero rival, free shipping is a lie

http://www.techspot.com/news/66939-weekend-tech-reading-james-webb-space-telescope-complete-vocore2-lite-free-shipping-lie.html

 

Lenovo's Yoga Book Aims for Top Shelf

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Lenovos-Yoga-Book-Aims-for-Top-Shelf-84055.html

 

How to install Microsoft Edge extensions

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-install-microsoft-edge-extensions/

 

Here we go again: Microsoft's popping up ads from the Windows 10 toolbar

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138493/windows/here-we-go-again-microsofts-popping-up-ads-from-the-windows-10-toolbar.html

 

9 Reasons Your Phone Battery Dies So Quickly

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/reasons-phone-battery-dies-quickly.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

No, the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar isn't a precursor to a touchscreen Mac

http://www.macworld.com/article/3137978/macs/no-the-macbook-pros-touch-bar-isnt-a-precursor-to-a-touchscreen-mac.html

 

SF cab company sues Uber for 'predatory' pricing

https://www.cnet.com/news/sf-cab-company-sues-uber-for-predatory-practices/

 

Will Your Photos Last a Thousand Years?

http://askbobrankin.com/will_your_photos_last_a_thousand_years.html

 

FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

https://shop.pcworld.com/sales/freshebuds-pro-magnetic-bluetooth-headphones?idg_eid=e571904c7a8ba54fc7acab64ae9d2a87&token=%23tk.ITWNLE_nlt_itworld_today_2016-11-04&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ITworld%20Today%202016-11-04&utm_term=itworld_today

 

Apple is now officially a dongle company that happens to make smartphones and computers (Updated)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238878-apple-now-officially-dongle-company-happens-make-smartphones-computers

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Latest Issue of CyberHeist News

Mon Nov 7, 2016

If you have a LinkedIn account you should know about this latest
malicious message.
CyberheistNews Vol 6 #45 Yes, That Email Is Really From LinkedIn. And,
Yes, It's Really Malicious. http://bit.ly/2fW2AHI

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Mon 761 11/7/2016

Microsoft Confirms Massive Windows 10 Upgrade Changes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/11/05/microsoft-windows-10-smart-upgrades/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#416ce370258b

 

The triumphant return of the PC

https://theweek.com/articles/659358/triumphant-return-pc

 

Apple cuts prices on storage upgrades for older Macs

http://www.macworld.com/article/3137975/macs/apple-cuts-prices-on-storage-upgrades-for-older-macs.html

 

Microsoft gets hit by Windows hack from Russia

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-gets-hit-windows-hack-russia-86968/

 

Get Out of Auto: How to Use Your Camera’s Shooting Modes for Better Photos

http://www.howtogeek.com/277375/get-out-of-auto-how-to-use-your-cameras-shooting-modes-for-better-photos/

 

Can This Gadget Suck Money Out of Your Wallet?

http://askbobrankin.com/can_this_gadget_suck_money_out_of_your_wallet.html

 

HoloLens concept gives soldiers in armored vehicles a clear view of the battlefield

http://www.windowscentral.com/hololens-concept-gives-soldiers-armored-vehicles-clear-view-battlefield

 

Man Arrested For Hacking University Emails (understand this can happen to anyone with an email account and weak passwords)

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/man-arrested-for-hacking-university-emails/d/d-id/1327400?

 

9 Ways You’re Accidentally Damaging Your Smartphone

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/ways-accidentally-damaging-smartphone.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Update your Belkin WeMo devices before they become botnet zombies

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3137958/security/update-your-belkin-wemo-devices-before-they-become-botnet-zombies.html

 

Password manager LastPass now works on all your devices for free

http://www.macworld.com/article/3137971/data-center-cloud/password-manager-lastpass-now-works-on-all-your-devices-for-free.html

 

Add Tabs to Windows 10 Explorer & other programs with TidyTabs (this could be interesting if you manipulate or move around a lot of files frequently)

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/tidytabs-add-tabs-windows

 

How to Change the Default Control Panel View in Windows

http://www.howtogeek.com/279359/how-to-change-the-default-control-panel-view-in-windows/

 

A folding iPhone co

uld be in your future

https://www.cnet.com/news/a-folding-iphone-could-be-in-your-future/

 

The Unified Update Platform for Windows 10 is bringing faster, targeted OS updates

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-unified-update-platform-announced

 

New DMCA Exemptions Give White Hats License To Hack Cars, Medical Devices (this will help find the hacking/malware attacks by patching before they get exploited and cause serious damage or fatalities)

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/new-dmca-exemptions-give-white-hats-license-to-hack-cars-medical-devices/d/d-id/1327376?

 

Make Your Own Miniature Linux Laptop for Less Than $100 

https://lifehacker.com/make-your-own-miniature-linux-laptop-for-less-than-100-1788535462

 

This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138926/techology-business/this-navy-funded-drone-is-at-home-in-sea-and-sky.html

 

MacBook Pro 13 teardown reveals a smaller battery, custom SSD hardware

http://www.macworld.com/article/3137451/macs/macbook-pro-13-teardown-reveals-a-smaller-battery-custom-ssd-hardware.html

 

Ransomware Tracker helps you track, mitigate and protect yourself from malware

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ransomware-tracker

 

Q. Why has the quality and size of my pictures been suddenly reduced?

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/q-why-has-quality-and-size-my-pictures-been-suddenly-reduced

 

Why Do Mac Apps Stay Open When I Hit The Red X Button?

http://www.howtogeek.com/279086/why-do-mac-apps-stay-open-when-i-hit-the-red-x-button/

 

Electric avenues: US to build 48 EV charging corridors across the country

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/electric-avenues-us-to-build-48-ev-charging-corridors-across-the-country/

 

Best Solid State Drives 

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-solid-state-drives-increase-performance-windows-10

 

Tweak the Speed, Pitch, and Attitude of Google's Text to Speech On Android

https://lifehacker.com/tweak-the-speed-pitch-and-attitude-of-googles-text-to-1788571943

 

What about the personal data on those millions of recalled Note7s?

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3138423/security/what-about-the-personal-data-on-those-millions-of-recalled-note7s.html

 

Apple design chief Jony Ive rules out touchscreen Macs

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136758/hardware/apple-design-chief-jony-ive-rules-out-touchscreen-macs.html

 

How to prepare for and deal with a DDoS attack

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/deal-with-ddos-attack

 

Microsoft Teams: Here's a Quick Look at What It Does

http://winsupersite.com/office-365/microsoft-teams-heres-quick-look-what-it-does#slide-0-field_images-79931

 

Dell Just Revealed the PC of the Future

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/dell-smart-desk-pc,news-23774.html

 

Congratulations, San Francisco: Your roads are the worst in the country (and you thought we had it bad in this area)

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/congratulations-san-francisco-your-roads-are-the-worst-in-the-country/

 

What comes next after the Band for Microsoft?

http://www.windowscentral.com/what-comes-next-after-band-microsoft

 

Samsung's Nightmare Continues as It Recalls 2.8 Million Washing Machines

https://gizmodo.com/samsungs-nightmare-continues-as-it-recalls-2-8-million-1788572000

 

Windows 10 updates will soon eat less bandwidth and battery life

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-updates-will-soon-eat-less-bandwidth-and-battery-life/

 

Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere

http://www.macworld.com/article/3136269/software/yes-if-you-delete-your-photos-from-icloud-photo-library-theyre-deleted-everywhere.html

 

Will a VPN Make You Safer Online?

http://askbobrankin.com/will_a_vpn_make_you_safer_online.html

 

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/technology/why-light-bulbs-may-be-the-next-hacker-target.html?ref=technology&_r=0

 

Yeah, Black Friday Deals Are Pretty Much The Same Every Year

https://consumerist.com/2016/11/01/yeah-black-friday-deals-are-pretty-much-the-same-every-year/

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Finally ready for prime time

 I just applied the Anniversary Update to my laptop and my tablet. The laptop had very few issues. (My newer NUC build got the AU installed along with the OS.)

 The tablet is my ASUS Transformer Book, which is a WIMBoot design. The update was performed via Microsoft Updates, not the Update Assisatant which I used on the laptop. 

 In a WIMBoot device, the installer downloads, then goes through a three-phase process.  

First the EFI Boot firmware is rewritten, which resulted in the proprietary ASUS-Intel SOC firmware being overwritten. (This did cause numerous device issues, so I had to reinstall the SOC Firmware from an ASUS download.) Drivers are also overwritten throughout the installation process, and may have to be updated from the manufacturer, which I also did. All the previously working Windows 10 drivers from ASUS still worked with the AU installed. 

 The second phase is updating the Base WIM, from which the tablet boots. (It runs full Windows, not a compressed WIM, when running.) This phase also overwrites the Recovery WIM. 

 Finally, the installer goes into the familiar upgrade process for the full Windows installation. Which takes a long time and does several restarts. 

 Both the laptop and the tablet took about two hours to go through the whole download to finished installation process, with a few reboots in between. Otherwise, the process would be totally unattended, but my laptop does a dual-boot, and both devices have a Macrium Reflect Recovery Boot Option, so I had to manually click on the OS menu item to restart the Windows Installer.  

 So it took basically a whole weekend, but both devices are now on the Anniversary Update. Once up to the 1607 version, there were additonal MS Updates to install or reinstall through the normal updates mechanism. I also had to reinstall the DriverMax utility, due to a Reserved Memory Violation error. 

 Once the SOC Firmware was reinstalled, there were no further driver issues, but I did reinstall some of the ASUS Win 10 Drivers (Sound, Keyboard Hotkeys and WiFi but not Bluetooth, as the Microsoft driver and recent patches are more recent and work better on the tablet. WiDi-Miracast still works just fine, so no need to reconfigure for my Screen Beam receivers.).

 

 One Last Thing:

 Microsoft to patch Windows security flaw under attack next weekend

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Sun 760 11/6/2016

Not admitting it made a mistake with its laptops, Apple slashed the price on all its adapters

http://qz.com/828225/apples-aapl-macbook-pro-dongles-have-gone-on-sale-but-the-company-doesnt-admit-it-made-a-mistake/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

 

What you can do to stop robocalls right now

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/watchdog/2016/11/03/can-stop-robocalls-right-now

 

Find out how much longer your SSD will last

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/find-how-how-much-longer-your-ssd-will-last/

 

Download Online Safety Tips Guide for Seniors

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/online-safety-tips-guide-seniors

 

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a $4, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer

http://www.zdnet.com/article/move-over-raspberry-pi-here-is-a-4-coin-sized-open-source-linux-computer/

 

How to Fix: Unresponsive Script Error in Firefox, Chrome, IE

https://www.infopackets.com/news/9883/how-fix-unresponsive-script-error-firefox-chrome-ie

 

How to enable the Canonical live-patch service in Ubuntu 16.04

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-the-canonical-live-patch-service-in-ubuntu-16-04/

 

Microsoft was working on its own MacBook Touch Bar

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/4/13518278/microsoft-adaptive-keyboard-concept-macbook-pro-touch-bar?yptr=yahoo

 

The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for the Windows Taskbar

http://www.howtogeek.com/276982/the-most-useful-keyboard-shortcuts-for-the-windows-taskbar/

 

In Cubs' World Series drought, tech's made mighty gains

https://www.cnet.com/news/chicago-cubs-cleveland-indians-world-series-1908-tech-triumphs/

 

Simple DnsCrypt: Protect your web browsing from prying eyes of evesdroppers

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/simple-dnscrypt-windows

 

Google: 'Web has never been more secure', as HTTPS dominates Chrome browsing

http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-web-has-never-been-more-secure-as-https-dominates-chrome-browsing/

 

How to: Prevent Others from Reading Your Emails or Accessing Your PC (at Work) (instead of Work, the same applies to Home)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/9882/how-prevent-others-reading-your-emails-or-accessing-your-pc-work

 

Vivaldi: A stellar web browser, but don't make it your default yet

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/vivaldi-a-stellar-web-browser-but-dont-make-it-your-default-yet/

 

Phil Schiller says the MacBook Pro doesn’t need an SD card slot (this thinking just leaves out those with older devices having no wireless transfer capabilities and those extending their storage for things that don't need to be on their primary drive)

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/2/13496968/apple-mac-book-pro-sd-card-slot-wireless-transfer?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Install Ubuntu Linux on Your Chromebook with Crouton

http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/

 

Obama administration launches semiconductor study group

https://www.cnet.com/news/obama-administration-launches-semiconductor-study-group/

 

How can you get a computer virus or malware?

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-can-you-get-computer-virus

 

9 Reasons Your Phone Battery Dies So Quickly

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/reasons-phone-battery-dies-quickly.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You’ve Been Surfing Porn Sites?

https://askleo.com/does_getting_porn_spam_mean_that_youve_been_surfing_porn_sites/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JnS1UJQ833dfbL

 

Firms that force you to change your password are clueless says cyber security chief

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/firms-that-force-you-to-change-your-password-are-clueless-says-cyber-security-chief/

 

This Hack Can Silently Break Into 1 Billion Android App Accounts

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/11/03/this-hack-can-break-into-1-billion-android-app-accounts/#39629b9a14a2

 

How to Make Windows 10 Look and Act More Like Windows 7

http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/how-to-make-windows-10-look-and-act-more-like-windows-7/

 

Modders, rejoice: It's legal to tweak your car's software now

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/modders-rejoice-its-legal-to-tweak-your-cars-software-now/

 

How to automatically create System Restore Point at startup in Windows 10/8/7

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/automatically-create-system-restore-point-startup

 

Why People Are Pissed About the New Apple MacBook Pros

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/why-people-are-pissed-about-the-new-apple-macbook-pros.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

What Does “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” Mean, and What Should I Do?

https://askleo.com/what_does_there_is_a_problem_with_this_websites_security_certificate_mean_and_what_should_i_do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JnS1UJQ833dfbL

 

Microsoft Cortana: The smart person's guide

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-cortana-a-smart-persons-guide/

 

Microsoft 'Ends' Windows 7 And Windows 8

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/11/03/microsoft-stops-selling-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/#4cca45856b9c

 

Chromebooks could get Intel’s Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake sometime soon

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/chromebooks-could-intel-kaby-lake-230131662.html

 

Apple picking USB-C for MacBooks puts us in dongle hell for now

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-macbook-pro-usb-c-thunderbolt-decision/

 

How educated are we on ransomware?

https://usblog.kaspersky.com/ransomware-study-2016/7186/?emv_mid=1116768582&emv_rid=1094265813389

 

Samsung unveils a premium flip smartphone

http://in.pcmag.com/smartphones/109598/news/samsung-unveils-a-premium-flip-smartphone

 

5 Android tricks you've probably never heard of

http://www.komando.com/tips/294862/5-android-tricks-youve-probably-never-heard-of/all

 

How to track down the Startup folder in Windows 10

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/tracking-down-the-startup-folder-in-windows-10/http://www.techrepublic.com/article/tracking-down-the-startup-folder-in-windows-10/

 

IoT Scanner Checks for Vulnerabilities In Your Connected Devices

https://lifehacker.com/iot-scanner-checks-for-vulnerabilities-in-your-connecte-1788154835

 

Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller responds to backlash over MacBook Pro design

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-exec-defends-controversial-macbook-171932205.html

 

Amazon Prime's latest destination: China

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-prime-china-latest-destination/

 

Browser hanging? Don't call that support number! It's a scam!

https://www.grahamcluley.com/browser-hanging-dont-support-number-scam/

 

How My Neighbor Beat a Social-Engineering Scam

http://www.pcmag.com/article/345235/how-my-neighbor-beat-a-social-engineering-scam?mailing_id=1907776&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=8D4826FB21293988A3E87831DC7FD987

 

Hands-on: Using CrossOver Android to run Windows apps on a Chromebook

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3135266/windows/hands-on-using-crossover-android-to-run-windows-apps-on-a-chromebook.html

 

Awesome keyboard shortcuts every Mac owner should know!

http://www.imore.com/awesome-keyboard-shortcuts-every-mac-owner-should-know 

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Comments by -- Joe Nowak

A new font called "Tiny Hsands
For those who aspire to be just like Donald Trump, there is now a typeface based upon his printing/handwriting. It is called "Tiny
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Tiny Hand Will Be Your New Comic Sans
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5 Things you shouldn't post online.

You like your social media. You enoy posting inrmation and photos
about your experiences. Just how much info can you safely post online.
What should you NOT post online?
http://bit.ly/2fNcZWi

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