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Sat 794  12/10/2016

Grab the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War bundle for just $189 at Woot!

http://www.windowscentral.com/grab-xbox-one-500gb-gears-war-bundle-just-189-woot

 

This huge 200GB SanDisk microSD card can be yours for just $64

http://www.windowscentral.com/massive-200gb-sandisk-microsd-card-can-be-yours-just-64

 

Save up to 70% on select tablets with Microsoft's latest 12 Days of Deals promo

http://www.windowscentral.com/save-70-select-tablets-microsofts-latest-12-days-deals-promo

 

LOCKY AND CERBER HAVE BECOME THE DOMINANT RANSOMWARE FAMILIES

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/locky-cerber-malwarebytes/

 

Augmented reality app lets you scan people's FACES and reveal everything about them

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/augmented-reality-app-lets-you-9396988

 

How Ohio's gamble on self-driving trucks could backfire

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/06/technology/ohio-autonomous-trucks/index.html

 

What Are the FOUND.000 Folder and FILE0000.CHK File in Windows?

http://www.howtogeek.com/282798/what-are-the-found000-folder-and-file0000chk-file-in-windows/

 

Network Drive Control lets you set up Advanced Drive Mapping Options

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/network-drive-control-map-network-drives

 

Windows XP: Why hospitals are still using Microsoft's antique operating system (know wonder our medical records are getting stolen)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-xp-why-hospitals-are-still-using-microsofts-antique-operating-system/

 

Cortana for Android takes on Google Assistant with redesign, UK expansion

http://www.androidcentral.com/cortana-android-coming-uk

 

Software Salesman Pleads Guilty To PoS Scam

http://www.darkreading.com/operations/software-salesman-pleads-guilty-to-pos-scam/d/d-id/1327634?

 

This Chart Shows How Computer Literate Most People Are

https://lifehacker.com/this-chart-shows-how-computer-literate-most-people-are-1789761598

 

How to Back Up All Your Outlook Data

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/back-up-outlook-data

 

Apple's guiding voice(over) helps the blind create software

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-swift-playgrounds-voiceover-helps-blind-write-software/#ftag=YHF65cbda0?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Cheap Plex Player with RasPlex

http://www.howtogeek.com/283136/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-cheap-plex-player-with-rasplex/

 

Inferring passwords using WiFi signals – Hacking passwords over WiFi

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/hacking-passwords-wifi-windtalker

 

Microsoft reveals its next steps to bring mixed reality to the masses

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-reveals-its-next-steps-to-bring-mixed-reality-to-the-masses/

 

With Windows 10 on ARM, Microsoft is coming for the Chromebook — and might win

http://www.androidcentral.com/windows-10-arm-microsoft-coming-chromebook-and-might-win

 

Hackers Steal $31 Million From Russia's Central Bank

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hackers-steal-$31-million-from-russias-central-bank-/d/d-id/1327635?

 

Report: NSA Can Monitor Cell Phones in Flight

http://www.pcmag.com/news/350187/report-nsa-can-monitor-cell-phones-in-flight

 

How to Avoid Losing Your Laptop at the TSA Security Line

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/avoid-losing-laptop-tsa-security-line

 

Google Wifi review:

The best way to blanket your entire home with Wi-Fi

https://www.cnet.com/au/products/google-wifi/review/

 

What Is Taking Up That “Other” Storage in macOS?

http://www.howtogeek.com/282498/what-is-taking-up-that-other-storage-in-macos/

 

17 Tech Predictions from Microsoft Researchers for 2017

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/tech-predictions-microsoft-researchers-87490/

 

How to make a smart internet-connected Christmas tree

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-make-a-smart-internet-connected-christmas-tree

 

How to Block Ads in Windows 10

http://www.macworld.com/video/72098/how-to-block-ads-in-windows-10

 

Cybersecurity Readiness Confidence Declined In 2016

http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cybersecurity-readiness-confidence-declined-in-2016/d/d-id/1327641?

 

Windows 10 on your smartphone: Microsoft brings desktop apps to mobile

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-on-your-smartphone-microsoft-brings-desktop-apps-to-mobile/

 

Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

http://computerworld.com/article/3147908/security/malicious-online-ads-expose-millions-to-possible-hack.html

 

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review:

This tablet is a fantastic portable video watcher

https://www.cnet.com/products/asus-zenpad-3s-10/review/

 

How to Disable the Trash and Screenshot Sound Effects on a Mac

http://www.howtogeek.com/260683/how-to-disable-the-trash-and-screenshot-sound-effects-on-a-mac/

 

BOTNET ATTACKS: Are You Vulnerable?

http://askbobrankin.com/botnet_attacks_are_you_vulnerable.html

 

How to get started with Windows Movie Maker

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/get-started-with-windows-movie-maker

 

Microsoft fixes Windows 7 'Group B' security-only patching method

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3148192/microsoft-windows/microsoft-fixes-windows-7-group-b-security-only-patching-method.html

 

Hacker Of Celeb Emails Goes To Jail For Five Years

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hacker-of-celeb-emails-goes-to-jail-for-five-years/d/d-id/1327656?

 

Top Malware Threats for Smart Cities

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3148157/security/top-malware-threats-for-smart-cities.html

 

Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3148485/networking/bluetooth-5-is-out-now-will-home-iot-take-off.html

 

Galaxy S8 Will Likely Ditch Headphone Jack

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s8-no-headphone-jack,news-23978.html

 

How Do You Get Firefox to Utilize Secure HTTPS Connections by Default?

http://www.howtogeek.com/263169/how-do-you-get-firefox-to-utilize-secure-https-connections-by-default/

 

Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/researchers-find-fresh-fodder-for-iot-attack-cannons/

 

Meet the Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket and costs under $200

http://thenextweb.com/offers/2016/12/07/meet-windows-10-pc-fits-pocket-costs-200/

 

Apple Preparing Diagnostic Tool in New iOS Update as iPhone 6s Battery Issue Expands

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/06/apple-diagnostic-iphone-6s-battery/

 

Why 2017 could be a big year for AR and VR in business

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-2017-could-be-a-big-year-for-ar-and-vr-in-business/

 

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube collaborate to remove ‘terrorist content’ from their services

https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/05/facebook-microsoft-twitter-and-youtube-collaborate-to-remove-terrorist-content-from-their-services/

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Fri 793  12/09/2016

Internet-connected toys accused of spying on kids

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/06/internet-connected-toys-accused-of-spying-on-kids/

 

Role Models? Parents Glued to Screens 9 Hours a Day

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/role-models-parents-glued-screens-9-hours-day-n692541

 

Is 4K HDR Just TV-Industry Hype?

http://adage.com/article/digital/4k-hdr-tv-industry-hype/307024/?utm_source=digital_email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=adage&ttl=1481649757?utm_visit=885772

 

How to Customize or Disable Sound Effects in macOS

http://www.howtogeek.com/261118/how-to-customize-or-disable-sound-effects-in-macos/

 

SMASHDOCs is a web-based productivity & collaboration tool

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/smashdocs-word-processing-online

 

Don't let free Wi-Fi wreck the holidays

https://www.cnet.com/news/dont-let-free-wi-fi-wreck-the-holidays/

 

Plume's 'routerless' mesh network blankets your home in Wi-Fi with an army of tiny pods

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3147507/home-networking/plumes-routerless-mesh-network-blankets-your-home-in-wi-fi-with-an-army-of-tiny-pods.html

 

Pennsylvania State Prosecutor's Office Paid Ransom In 'Avalanche' Ransomware Attack

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/pennsylvania-state-prosecutors-office-paid-ransom-in-avalanche-ransomware-attack-/d/d-id/1327652?

 

Quick Tip: How To Manage Your Printers in Windows 10

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-how-manage-your-printers-windows-10#slide-0-field_images-80731

 

Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support

http://www.macworld.com/article/3147686/software-productivity/dropbox-boosts-mobile-productivity-with-offline-folder-support.html

 

Google gets into the spirit of giving with a holiday Google Fi promotion

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-gets-spirit-giving-holiday-203102419.html

 

How to Prevent Windows from Automatically Updating Specific Drivers

http://www.howtogeek.com/263851/how-to-prevent-windows-from-automatically-updating-specific-drivers/

 

How to save All Tabs or Pages as Bookmarks or Favorites in Chrome, Firefox, IE

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/save-all-tabs-pages-bookmarks-favorites

 

Talking toys accused of recording and sharing kids' secrets

https://www.cnet.com/news/kids-talking-toys-iot-internet-of-things-privacy-ftc/

 

Google Wifi review: Mesh networking made easy

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3147403/network-router/google-wifi-review-mesh-networking-made-easy.html

 

Researchers Find Backdoors, Bugs In Sony, White Box IP Cameras

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/researchers-find-backdoors-bugs-in-sony-white-box-ip-cameras-/d/d-id/1327665?

 

Gooligan Malware Spreading Like Wildfire

http://askbobrankin.com/gooligan_malware_spreading_like_wildfire.html

 

App developers aren't ready for iOS transport security requirements

http://www.macworld.com/article/3147513/security/app-developers-not-ready-for-ios-transport-security-requirements.html

 

T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-mobile-digits-phone-number-service-193058035.html

 

How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Other Sites

http://www.howtogeek.com/282802/how-to-spot-fake-reviews-on-amazon-yelp-and-other-sites/

 

Watching movies still in theaters may be Apple's next trick – but there’s a catch

http://www.techradar.com/news/watching-movies-still-in-theaters-may-be-apples-next-trick-but-theres-a-catch

 

KPMG and Microsoft form unique a IoT alliance in India

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/kpmg-microsoft-form-unique-iot-alliance-india-87509/

 

Microsoft still has work to do when it comes to malware security

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-still-has-work-to-do-when-it-comes-to-malware-security/

 

Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk

http://www.darkreading.com/risk/corporations-cite-reputational-damage-as-biggest-cyber-risk---/d/d-id/1327660?

 

SD Association Announces New Memory Card Performance Class

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23965/sd-association-announces-new-memory-card-performance-class

 

DDoS, IoT Top Cybersecurity Priorities for 45th President

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/ddos-iot-top-cybersecurity-priorities-for-45th-president/

 

How to Back Up and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows

http://www.howtogeek.com/283472/how-to-back-up-and-restore-sticky-notes-in-windows/

 

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube will share terror content info

http://www.macworld.com/article/3147332/internet/facebook-twitter-microsoft-and-youtube-will-share-terror-content-info.html

 

Here's What to Expect From Surface Pro 5

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/surface-pro-5-2017

 

Here’s what Bluetooth 5 means for your wire-free future

http://www.techradar.com/news/heres-what-bluetooth-5-means-for-your-wire-free-future

 

How to gain encrypted email on the Chromebook

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-gain-encrypted-email-on-the-chromebook/

 

Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes (I agree, finger print scanning gives a false sense of security by itself)

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/biometric-technology-is-not-a-cure-all-for-password-woes/a/d-id/1327630?

 

U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN13V1XL

 

DDoS, IoT Top Cybersecurity Priorities for 45th President

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/ddos-iot-top-cybersecurity-priorities-for-45th-president/

 

How to Download Netflix Movies to Your SD Card and Save Space on Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-download-netflix-movies-to-your-sd-card-and-save-1789766885

 

How to Automatically Clear Private Data When You Close Your Browser

http://www.howtogeek.com/137681/how-to-automatically-clear-private-data-when-you-close-your-browser/

 

The IRS Has a New Tool That Shows Your Account Balance 

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/the-irs-has-a-new-tool-that-shows-your-account-balance-1789712510

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions blamed on "aggressive" design

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/galaxy-note-7-explosions-caused-by-aggressive-design/

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Re. FYI #790 (Tue 12/06/2016)

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers (after inauguration day, this will become meaningless)

   Unless you know something I don't, the Inauguration does not flip a switch and invalidate all existing FCC Rules. It takes time to change these rules, even with a hostile administration in place. And there can still be successful court challenges to any changes. 

 

What Is the Significance of Windows Folder Names With Hex Numbers in Them?

   Nice start, but the article still does not say what these folders are and whether it's safe to delete them. GUID and CLSID are not descriptive of the content and purpose of these files or folders. 

   Where I see a lot of these hex-named folders is in programs which rely on Java. Also in Windows Updates and their Uninstall Info. It used to be that the Windows Updates Uninstall Info folders were in a separate area of Windows, with $ as the lead character, before the brackets. But since Widnows 8, this is no longer the case. This makes Disk Cleanup's Clean Up Windows Updates more difficult to run. And less space is recovered by running it.

   I'd like more information on this subject than this article provides. 

 

Panel to Trump: Train 100,000 hackers

   Nice click-bait. But IT Professionals specializing in cyber security is a far cry from 100,000 hackers. IT Security specialists are not doing what we usually think of (and Hollywood portrays) as hacking. The need to have internationally understood rules of engagement in cyber security to avoid an accidental cyber war is obvious, with the recent rumors about interference in the US Elections.

 

Why Does My Windows 10 Home Edition Have Remote Desktop and BitLocker?

   Incomplete answer again in the article. The part about Remote Desktop is complete, but Bitlocker in the Home Editions of Windows 8 and 10 needs further clarification.

   Windows Home Editions do not support generating or locally storing your own Bitlocker security keys. The locking and unlocking only work from an Administrator Account, and only if you maintain it as a Microsoft Cloud Account. Your Bitlocker encryption keys are generated and stored in your Microsoft Cloud Account, and to use them, you must be logged into that Account Type. With Admin. Privileges. 

   These and other reasons would make me unlikely to recommend activating "Bitlocker" in the Windows Home Edition. If you want device encryption, use something like Veracrypt or else move up to Windows Pro. 

 

Latest Chrome Update Blocks Flash in Favor of HTML5

   Not entirely true. Chrome 55 by default won't play Flash content automatically. You can still enable it, but you choose when and what to allow. And you can always go to Chrome://plugins and check off Always Allow to enable Flash Player (not recommended).

 

Re. FYI #791 (Wed 12/07/2016)

Security Expert discovers a major Security Flaw in Windows 10 Upgrade process

   This is another security flaw which requires direct physical access to the device to be exploited. Mostly an issue to corporate customers.

 

This Cheap, DIY MagSafe-Like Connector Secures Loose Laptop Cables

   This does not give a safe magnetic connection like Macs and other Apple devices have used for years. The connection is still a regular plug inserted into the port. The device can still be dragged off a table or a desk onto the floor. If you have a connector and a port which are this badly mismatched, there is a real danger of electrical arcing, which will destroy your electronics to an uncertain, but definitely tragic extent.

 

Re. FYI #792 (Thur 12/08/2016)

Trump transition team vice-chair says ISPs should be obligated to take ‘fake news’ sites offline

   That's easier said than done. Fake News often circulates within social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and others. It is possible to take down accounts, but the entire site can't be taken down for one fake story, or even many of them. Also, who determines what is "fake" and what is "real" news? I sure hope that would not be the Government! (Trump has already accused NBC News in general and Katy Tur specifically of putting out Fake News.)

 

High Number Of Millennials Falling Victim To Tech Support Scams, Study Shows

   Maybe it wasn't here, but I have posted before that this is not surprising. You grow up with ubiquitous tech and Social and Emotional Learning in school, and you will do pretty much anything a "tech expert" tells you to do. 

 

Uber Now Tracks Your Data After It Drops You Off

   But with Location Permissions turned off, the next time you call, the Uber driver may have a more difficult time finding you. 

 

How does Delivery Optimization with Windows 10 work

   I have yet to see a Windows 10 update with this feature enabled transfer updates from one PC on my network to another. I would leave all options in this category disabled.

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Thur 792  12/08/2016

Sound Off: 6 Voice-Recorder Apps to Try

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/346474/sound-off-6-voice-recorder-apps-to-try?mailing_id=1995347&mailing=whatsnewnow&mailingID=E9A9F925C87C207561A51E2FB517FA0F

 

As Apple massively reinvents its software, it faces growing pains

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-massively-reinvents-software-faces-170729366.html

 

BATTLE OF THE BROWSERS: EDGE VS. CHROME VS. FIREFOX VS. SAFARI VS. OPERA VS. IE VS. VIVALDI

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-browser-internet-explorer-vs-chrome-vs-firefox-vs-safari-vs-edge/

 

How to Easily Back Up and Migrate Your Browser Bookmarks

http://www.howtogeek.com/136116/how-to-easily-back-up-and-migrate-your-browser-bookmarks/

 

This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-accessory-fixes-everything-thats-wrong-with-the-new-macbook-pro/

 

Got a Visa card? Then you need to read this

http://www.techradar.com/news/got-a-visa-card-then-you-need-to-read-this

 

The city getting rich from fake news

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38168281

 

Use Your Facebook Habit as Inspiration to Read More Books

https://lifehacker.com/use-your-facebook-habit-as-inspiration-to-read-more-boo-1789285132

 

Older Phones That Are Still Great Buys

http://www.techspot.com/article/1288-older-phones-great-buys/

 

Chrome bug triggered website errors with Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android

http://computerworld.com/article/3146719/security/chrome-bug-triggered-website-errors-with-symantec-ssl-certificates.html

 

Best Health Apps for Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-health-apps-windows-10

 

Are My Smarthome Devices Secure?

http://www.howtogeek.com/281635/are-my-smarthome-devices-secure/

 

Police put GPS tracker in cough syrup, catch alleged burglars

https://www.cnet.com/news/police-put-gps-tracker-in-cough-syrup-catch-alleged-burglars/

 

How to run old software and games on your Mac

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-run-old-software-and-games-on-your-mac

 

Twitter says it will ban Trump if he violates hate-speech rules

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/twitter-says-it-will-ban-trump-if-violates-hate-speech-rules.html

 

Google's New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

https://lifehacker.com/googles-new-trusted-contacts-shares-your-location-with-1789666993

 

Tech advances leave society open to mass-murdering computer geeks

https://nypost.com/2016/12/05/tech-advances-leave-society-open-to-mass-murdering-computer-geeks/

 

Contrary to reports, Chrome 55 continues to render Flash

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3147346/internet/contrary-to-reports-chrome-55-continues-to-render-flash.html

 

How to fix screen flickering problem on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-screen-flickering-windows-10

 

How to Turn Web Apps Into First-Class Desktop Citizens

http://www.howtogeek.com/141431/how-to-turn-web-apps-into-first-class-desktop-citizens/

 

Twitter was the place to be in 2016. Is that enough to save it?

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-president-donald-trump-jack-dorsey-nfl-justin-bieber/

 

How to fix a limited connectivity problem on a Windows 7 PC

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3147290/windows/how-to-fix-a-limited-connectivity-problem-on-a-windows-7-pc.html

 

How does Delivery Optimization with Windows 10 work

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-does-delivery-optimization-windows-10-work

 

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

https://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200

 

Former Samsung engineers build a smart umbrella

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/05/former-samsung-engineers-build-a-smart-umbrella/

 

The Big Problem With New Smartphones Recently

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

 

Microsoft has a new AI bot in town, and its name is Zo

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-has-new-ai-bot-town-and-its-name-zo

 

Six Things You Need to Do Immediately After Plugging In Your New Router

http://www.howtogeek.com/180987/5-things-you-need-to-do-immediately-after-plugging-in-your-new-router/

 

Save on smart home security: Top deals on wireless cameras and smart locks

https://www.cnet.com/news/save-on-smart-home-security-top-deals-on-wireless-cameras-and-smart-locks/

 

How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3141742/windows/how-to-reinstall-windows-10-without-any-bloatware.html

 

Uber Now Tracks Your Data After It Drops You Off

https://lifehacker.com/uber-now-tracks-your-data-after-it-drops-you-off-1789619051

 

Windows 10 “Home Hub” feature will take on Amazon Echo and more

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/12/windows-10-home-hub-feature-will-take-on-amazon-echo-and-more/

 

New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar suffers from serious battery issues

http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-suffers-from-serious-battery-issues/

 

Best Webcam for Windows

http://www.windowscentral.com/best-webcam-windows

 

How to Copy Multiple Things to Your Mac’s Clipboard at Once

http://www.howtogeek.com/282245/how-to-copy-multiple-things-to-your-macs-clipboard-at-once/

 

High Number Of Millennials Falling Victim To Tech Support Scams, Study Shows

https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23954/high-number-of-millennials-falling-victim-to-tech-support-scams-study-shows#sthash.PJI3zkTs.dpuf'

 

Trump transition team vice-chair says ISPs should be obligated to take ‘fake news’ sites offline

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/3/trump-transition-team-member-says-isps-should-be-o/

 

Amazon opens a grocery store with no checkout line

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/05/technology/amazon-go-store/index.html

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Comments by -- Joe Nowak

Toys with WiFi Access

Wed Dec 7, 2016 10:21 pm (PST) . Posted by:

Many of the toys available for purchase this holiday season have wifi accessibility. And many have little or no security. Using these toys and children as unwitting accomplices, hackers can gain access to your network and steal passwords, credit cards, etc. Here are some guidelines on precautions to take and things to look for when purchasing one of these wifi accessible toys.

How Safe Are WiFi-Enabled Games and Toys?

http://bit.ly/2gY7hjQ

 

It's now legal to hack your own devices--sometimes

Wed Dec 7, 2016 10:26 pm (PST) . Posted by:

This article clarifies when it is and is not considered legal to hack your own device.

It’s Now Legal to Hack Your Own Devices

http://bit.ly/2hmCjiz

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Wed 791  12/07/2016

Tech Q&A: Are Facebook quizzes safe?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/04/tech-q-are-facebook-quizzes-safe.html

 

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/03/504130977/a-year-after-san-bernardino-and-apple-fbi-where-are-we-on-encryption?sc=tw

 

Stephen Hawking says technology will devastate the middle class

https://www.cnet.com/news/stephen-hawking-donald-trump-automation-factories-inequality-artificial-intelligence-immigration/

 

Write Email With Maximum Efficiency Using This Military System

https://lifehacker.com/write-email-with-maximum-efficiency-using-this-military-1789571032

 

How to Add and Configure an External Display to your Mac Laptop

http://www.howtogeek.com/281233/how-to-add-and-configure-an-external-display-to-your-mac-laptop/

 

A lot of new cars have an innovative, high-tech transmission — but consumers don't like it

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lot-cars-innovative-high-tech-154959090.html

 

Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lot-cars-innovative-high-tech-154959090.html

 

Old School Security Awareness Training does not hack it anymore!

https://info.knowbe4.com/kmsat_get_a_quote_now-1

 

Fix: Netflix Error M7702-1003 on Windows computer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/netflix-error-m7702-1003

 

HOMELAND SECURITY CONTRACTOR SAYS CHINESE SOFTWARE SECRETLY INFECTED BLU PHONES

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/kryptowire-adups-news/

 

9 Reasons Your Phone Battery Dies So Quickly

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

 

HP Spectre x360 (late-2016) review: the new best 13-inch laptop

http://www.windowscentral.com/hp-spectre-x360-review

 

Why the Colin Furze channel is your new YouTube favorite

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-colin-furze-is-your-new-favorite-youtube-channel/

 

This Cheap, DIY MagSafe-Like Connector Secures Loose Laptop Cables

https://lifehacker.com/this-cheap-diy-magsafe-like-connector-secures-loose-la-1789489284

 

How to Add Control Panel to Windows’ Context Menu

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-control-panel-to-the-desktop-right-click-menu/

 

Apple is spending far more than Samsung on digital ads

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-spending-far-more-samsung-150000847.html

 

‘Avalanche’ Global Fraud Ring Dismantled

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/avalanche-global-fraud-ring-dismantled/

 

Disable GET THE NEW OFFICE Notification and Upgrade to Office notifications

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-get-new-office-notification

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4G AND LTE?

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/4g-vs-lte/

 

Building vs. Buying a PC: Why You Should Do One and Not the Other

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/buying-vs-building-a-pc-which-is-right-for-you.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

How to check your computer's full specifications on Windows 10

http://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-your-computer-full-specifications-windows-10

 

Apple factory manager indicted for stealing thousands of iPhones

https://www.cnet.com/news/foxconn-manager-indicted-for-stealing-thousands-of-iphones-apple/

 

Add Control Panel (Or Any Program) To Your Right-Click Menu With a Registry Tweak

https://lifehacker.com/add-control-panel-or-any-program-to-your-right-click-1789643945

 

The Best Photo Management Apps for Android

http://www.howtogeek.com/280241/the-best-photo-management-apps-for-android/

 

Forget speakers — just use everyone’s phones with Amplify

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/forget-speakers-just-everyone-phones-234211496.html

 

Here's what every symbol on top of your iPhone means

http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-symbols-top-bar-2016-12

 

Security Expert discovers a major Security Flaw in Windows 10 Upgrade process

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/security-flaw-in-windows-10-upgrade-87462/

 

How to break the internet

http://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-break-the-internet

 

7 Problems With iOS 10, and How to Fix Them

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/problems-with-ios-10-and-how-to-fix-them.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Ring in the holidays with free Christmas albums on Groove Music

http://www.windowscentral.com/ring-holidays-free-christmas-albums-groove-music

 

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-att-verizon-zero-rating-directv-now-go90-net-neutrality/

 

Unfollow Everyone on Twitter With Just One Click

https://lifehacker.com/unfollow-everyone-on-twitter-with-just-one-click-1789608334

 

How to Install and Manage Extensions in LibreOffice

http://www.howtogeek.com/281537/how-to-install-and-manage-extensions-in-libreoffice/

 

The Human Firewall: Why People Are Critical To Email Security

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-human-firewall-why-people-are-critical-to-email-security-/a/d-id/1327548?

 

Microsoft's Ambitions Reach Beyond The Surface Phone

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/12/04/how-can-microsoft-win-the-smartphone-war/#14220e1b550c

 

Microsoft to pause all Windows 10 builds in view of the new Windows Update System

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-to-pause-windows-10-builds-87476/

 

Xbox One and Surface Pro 4 deals ring in Microsoft’s dozen days of savings

http://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-one-and-surface-pro-4-deals-ring-in-microsofts-dozen-days-of-savings

 

9 Worst Complaints About the Apple Store

http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/worst-complaints-apple-store.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft talks accessibility improvements coming to Windows and Office 365 in 2017

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-talks-accessibility-improvements-coming-windows-and-office-2017

 

Pandora said to be open to SiriusXM takeover

https://www.cnet.com/news/pandora-siriusxm-open-to-takeover-deal/

 

4 common entry points to a smart city

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/4-common-entry-points-to-a-smart-city/

 

How to Turn on Cortana by Voice in Windows 10

http://www.pcmag.com/news/349749/how-to-turn-on-cortana-by-voice-in-windows-10

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Why Android malware scares are almost never as bad as they seem

https://www.androidcentral.com/why-android-malware-scares-are-almost-never-bad-they-seem

 

Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/find-out-what-your-web-browser-is-telling-websites-about-you/

 

Apple Faces a Catch-22 in its Maps and Cloud Battle with Google

http://realmoney.thestreet.com/articles/12/02/2016/apple-faces-catch-22-its-maps-and-cloud-battle-google?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Six Things You Need to Do Immediately After Plugging In Your New Router

http://www.howtogeek.com/180987/5-things-you-need-to-do-immediately-after-plugging-in-your-new-router/

 

Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3147012/storage/intels-silence-on-optane-ssds-raises-questions-about-launch-and-focus.html

 

Where Cybercriminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/where-cybercriminals-go-to-buy-your-stolen-data-/d/d-id/1327596?

 

Why virtual reality will live up to the hype

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-virtual-reality-live-hype-153133556.html

 

Woman gets year in prison for false threats made through fake Facebook account

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/parkervest-737043-lawson-dawson.html

 

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers (after inauguration day, this will become meaningless)

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-att-verizon-zero-rating-directv-now-go90-net-neutrality/

 

Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240451-dark-patterns-and-the-dark-web-fbi-rule-41-troubling-precedent

 

What’s The Point Of OneDrive?

http://www.worldstart.com/whats-the-point-of-onedrive/print

 

What Is the Significance of Windows Folder Names With Hex Numbers in Them?

http://www.howtogeek.com/282673/what-is-the-significance-of-windows-folder-names-with-hex-numbers-in-them/

 

Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3146223/security/researchers-find-a-way-bypass-the-ios-activation-lock.html

 

'Frighteningly Easy' Hack Guesses Full Credit Card Details In 6 Seconds

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/frighteningly-easy-hack-guesses-full-credit-card-details-in-6-seconds/d/d-id/1327632?

 

Apple confirms open secret: It's 'investing heavily' in machine learning, autonomous car

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-confirms-open-secret-investing-172111153.html

 

Panel to Trump: Train 100,000 hackers

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/02/technology/commission-on-enhancing-national-cybersecurity/index.html

 

How to shop on Amazon without ruining the holidays

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-shop-on-amazon-without-ruining-the-holidays/

 

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240531-ssd-pricewatch-ssd-prices-expected-jump-quarter-thanks-limited-nand-supply-surging-demand

 

Convert HTML To JPG

http://www.worldstart.com/convert-html-to-jpg/

 

Why Does My Windows 10 Home Edition Have Remote Desktop and BitLocker?

http://www.howtogeek.com/263165/why-does-my-windows-10-home-edition-have-remote-desktop-and-bitlocker/

 

22 wildly imaginative PCs that don't look like PCs at all

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3145958/computers/22-wildly-imaginative-pcs-that-dont-look-like-pcs-at-all.html

 

Dark Web Vendor Gets 50 Months Jail For ID Theft

http://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/dark-web-vendor-gets-50-months-jail-for-id-theft/d/d-id/1327620?

 

How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-stop-your-computer-from-slowing-down-1789557948

 

How to shop online and stay secure

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-shop-online-and-stay-secure/

 

Latest Chrome Update Blocks Flash in Favor of HTML5

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/update-chrome-55-block-dangerous-flash-default

 

Microsoft has the Amazon Echo and Google Home in its sights

http://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-has-the-amazon-echo-and-google-home-in-its-sights

 

Create New Folders In Outlook.com (if you have a MS Live account (Win 10 tries to get you to create one) then you have an Outlook.com email acct)

http://www.worldstart.com/create-new-folders-in-outlook-com/print

 

How to Share Notebooks in Microsoft OneNote 2016

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/33232/how-to-share-notes-with-microsoft-onenote-and-skydrive/

 

Poll: What new cybersecurity trends will dominate 2017?

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-new-cybersecurity-trends-will-dominate-2017/

 

How to recover deleted files in Windows 10

https://www.pcmech.com/article/recover-permanently-deleted-files/

 

AIRDROID, A REMOTE CONTROL APP FOR ANDROID, IS VULNERABLE TO ATTACK

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/airdroid-vulnerable-to-attack-by-hackers/

 

NYPD busts $8 million counterfeit phone scheme

https://www.cnet.com/news/nypd-busts-8-million-counterfeit-phone-fake-samsung-scheme-brooklyn/

 

Microsoft halts PC Insider Preview builds to prepare for the Unified Update Platform

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-halts-pc-insider-preview-builds-prepare-unified-update-platform

 

How to access all your cloud files in one place in Windows 10

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-access-all-your-cloud-files-in-one-place-in-windows-10

 

Where’s Recycle Bin In Windows 10?

http://www.worldstart.com/wheres-recycle-bin-in-windows-10/print

 

How to Locate, Back Up, and Delete Your iTunes Backups

http://www.howtogeek.com/263346/how-to-locate-back-up-and-delete-your-itunes-backups/

 

Quick Tip: How To Manage Windows Update Advanced Delivery Options for Windows 10

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/quick-tip-how-manage-windows-update-advanced-delivery-options-windows-10

 

So, Are People Actually Using Fashion Apps?

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/12/131785/shopping-apps-usage-trends

 

IT TOOK 4 YEARS TO TAKE DOWN ‘AVALANCHE,’ A HUGE ONLINE CRIME RING

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/took-4-years-take-avalanche-huge-online-crime-ring

 

Is YOUR charger safe? Experts say 99 per cent of fake Apple products could KILL: Here's how to spot them

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3993926/Is-charger-safe-Experts-say-99-cent-fake-Apple-products-KILL-s-spot-them.html

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Re. FYI #787 (Sat., Dec. 03, 2016) 

Free TV Channels Online?

    I know of no legal way to get broadcast channels online without downloading and paying for an app for each channel. Or doing the same with a streaming box channel or app. 

    USTVNow as described in the article, is not legal. Local affiliates of television networks do not allow retransmission of their content, live or recorded, in any form. This is why SlingTV does not offer broadcast channel feeds. And it is the basis for the forced shutdown of Aereo in New York City. 

    My own Slingbox would be illegal if I were to redistribute what I can stream through it to any third party. Lending the box without leaving it attached to my DVR, and without ever allowing anyone to access my account credentials when the box is attached, is not illegal, as it provides no access to content to which the other person has no subscription. My Sling Box is for my own use, and except for brief displays, its streams may not even be shown to a group in a public place. 

    Kodi is not itself illegal, but the Microsoft Store dropped Kodi after learning it was being used with illegal plugins to access pirated materials. Kodi remains one of a very few Media Center apps which can be installed and run under Linux. 

 

What Is the lost+found Folder on Linux and macOS?

    In Ubuntu Linux, I've never seen a program or utility go into Lost + Found and piece together a corrupted file. The existence of such a folder is in my opinion outdated and archaic. In Windows there are also orphans, but these live at the end of a partition and do nothing useful. Many defragmenting programs simply delete these orphans to bolster their claims that they free up space (which most defragmenters don't do -- in fact, a fully "optimized" partition often takes up considerably more space than one which is simply defragmented with the Windows built-in tool).

 

VSDC Free Audio Converter is a comprehensive audio converter tool

    I don't see anything this tool does better or with more formats than good old VLC Media Player. But it never hurts to know of yet one more tool for your toolbox. In Linux I have even more tools or media format conversions, including Transmageddon.

 

How to use a tablet as a second display

    Due to limitations on the size and resolution of most tablet displays, I usually go the other way, and use the tablet display as just a "spotter" display until WiDi or Miracast or Wireless HDMI kicks in on my HDTV or a real PC display monitor.

 

How to change Taskbar color without changing Start Screen color

    This is a feature scheduled for the Redmond 2 release next spring. Until then, I would recommend leaving the Registry alone. Especially as this setting reverses itself with very little provocation.

 

How to Make Windows Shut Down Faster

WARNING! Do NOT mess with the Windows Paging File. Period.

Getting rid of Services or software which cause shutdown delays is a good idea. Some Startups also cause delays in shutdowns. 

    As with not messing with the Paging File, I would not mess with WaitToKillServiceTimeout. There is serious damage which can be done if any process is left in an unstable condition. Especially in Windows 10, which with Fast Startup enabled, never really fully shuts down. This reduces the possibility of system recovery if a service was shut down prematurely.

    I would not attempt to make Windows shut down faster unless it was hanging for a very long time (several minutes). Then I would look for drivers or MS Updates which did not install properly. These are the most common causes of system hangs during shutdown, followed by antivirus programs which don't let go of processes they are scanning with heuristics. The solution in the latter case is to find a new AV program, or disable heuristics in the program.

Re. FYI#788 (Sun 12/04/2016)

Has Big Cable’s Legacy of Bad Service Made it Easier for Streaming Services?

Surprisingly, No. Here's why not. The major Broadcast Networks have not made their Prime Time programming and Live Feeds available to the general public. The Apps are abbreviated, and the Local Feeds mostly run during live news and local events programming. Defintiely NOT "all access" as CBS puts it. Subscribing to all the local affiliates and just a few Cable Channels will push most people over the bundled price of Broadband Internet Service plus Home Phone (or Wireless with Unlimited Data plus WiFi Hotspot access) plus Basic Cable plus Local HD Channels. I've priced it, so I know.

 

Find out if your Google account has been hacked

This concerns mostly Android phone apps, not gMail and other services which are available without a smartphone. 

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12 Tips for Online Holiday Shoppers

http://askbobrankin.com/12_tips_for_online_holiday_shoppers.html

 

Xbox One and Surface Pro 4 deals ring in Microsoft’s dozen days of savings

'12 Days of Deals' is like an mini-advent calendar of bargains (Starts Monday)

http://www.techradar.com/news/xbox-one-and-surface-pro-4-deals-ring-in-microsofts-dozen-days-of-savings

 

Has Big Cable’s Legacy of Bad Service Made it Easier for Streaming Services?

http://www.thewrap.com/directv-att-netflix-amazon-hulu-streaming-services-cable-tv/

 

Firefox recovers from near-death experience

And Mac owners continue to desert default browser, Apple's Safari

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3146515/web-browsers/firefox-recovers-from-near-death-experience.html

 

Find out if your Google account has been hacked

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-find-out-if-your-google-account-has-been-hacked/

 

Handle for Gmail Brings Your Email, To-Dos, and Calendar Together

https://lifehacker.com/handle-for-gmail-brings-your-email-to-dos-and-calenda-1789488585

 

Organizations In Saudi Arabia Reportedly Hit In Destructive New Shamoon Attacks

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/organizations-in-saudi-arabia-reportedly-hit-in-destructive-new-shamoon-attacks/d/d-id/1327617?

 

Run the Windows operating systems on your Mac with this simple install guide

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/run-windows-operating-systems-mac-210758134.html

 

Feds look for tax evaders who used bitcoin

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/01/technology/coinbase-bitcoin-justice-department/index.html

 

Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2016

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings

 

Apple Confirms Frustrating iOS Problem

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2016/12/01/apple-ios-calendar-spam-confirmed/#4d7514de1b44

 

These are the best apps for your new Windows 10 PC

http://www.windowscentral.com/these-are-best-apps-your-new-windows-10-pc

 

Netflix's climbdown on downloads proves that the customer is always right

http://www.techradar.com/news/netflixs-climbdown-on-downloads-proves-that-the-customer-is-always-right

 

You can't hide from government hacking

https://www.cnet.com/news/rule-41-you-cant-hide-from-government-hacking-warrant/

 

Unlock Ransomed Files With Avast's Four Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

https://lifehacker.com/unlock-ransomed-files-with-avasts-four-free-ransomware-1789577598

 

Mandia: Russian State Hackers Changed The Game

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/mandia-russian-state-hackers-changed-the-game-/d/d-id/1327616?

 

Google Maps update for iOS brings some neat features for drivers

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-maps-ios-brings-neat-075655618.html

 

Amazon captured 31% of online spending over Cyber Weekend

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/01/amazon-captured-31-percent-of-online-spending-over-cyber-weekend-data-shows.html

 

iPad Stylus Review Roundup: Best Pen for Your Tablet

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-ipad-stylus

 

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

 

The Elite x3 with Desk Dock bundle drops to just $599 direct from HP

http://www.windowscentral.com/dont-miss-200-saving-hp-elite-x3-desk-dock-bundle

 

How to get started with Microsoft Paint 3D

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/get-started-with-microsoft-paint-3d

 

Facebook: Don't freak out about artificial intelligence

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-artificial-intelligence-filter-bubbles-aml-aplied-machine-learning-fair/

 

How to Use Your MacBook’s Keyboard to Type on All Your Devices

http://www.howtogeek.com/280445/how-to-use-your-macbooks-keyboard-to-type-on-all-your-devices/

 

Avalanche Botnet Comes Tumbling Down In Largest-Ever Sinkholing Operation

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/avalanche-botnet-comes-tumbling-down-in-largest-ever-sinkholing-operation/d/d-id/1327618?

 

4 common entry points to a smart city

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/4-common-entry-points-to-a-smart-city/

 

The world's magicians fought a hidden war over an ultra-secret website dedicated to stealing magic tricks

http://www.businessinsider.com/inside-art-of-misdirection-ultra-exclusive-private-torrent-tracker-magical-pirates-invites-2016-11

 

Get These XPS 13 Drivers From Dell Right Now

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/xps-13-kaby-lake-gets-slew-new-drivers

 

This Could Be Microsoft's Hail Mary in the Smartphone Market

http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/11/30/this-could-be-microsofts-hail-mary-in-the-smartpho.aspx

 

Dell XPS 13 (9360) with Kaby Lake gets a suite of new drivers and fixes

http://www.windowscentral.com/dell-xps-13-9360-kaby-lake-gets-suite-new-drivers-and-fixes

 

Visa and Mastercard extend deadline by three years for chip cards at fuel pumps

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3146608/mobile-payments/visa-and-mastercard-extend-deadline-by-three-years-for-chip-cards-at-fuel-pumps.html

 

Woman jailed after setting up fake Facebook account to frame ex-love

https://www.cnet.com/news/woman-jailed-after-setting-up-fake-facebook-account-to-frame-ex-love/

 

How to Make Windows Clear Your Page File at Shutdown (and When You Should)

http://www.howtogeek.com/282049/how-to-make-windows-clear-your-page-file-at-shutdown-and-when-you-should/

 

Geekly Update - 01 December 2016

http://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_01_december_2016.html

 

What new cybersecurity trends will dominate 2017?

In 2016 ransomware, phishing, and IoT attacks pummeled business and consumers alike. What cybersecurity trends will emerge in 2017? Take our survey to share your opinion about emerging hacker trends.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-new-cybersecurity-trends-will-dominate-2017/

 

Hackers use typosquatting to dupe the unwary with fake news, sites

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/01/hackers-use-typo-squatting-lure-unwary-url-hijacking/94683460/

 

How to Create Multiple Gmail Inboxes to Better Sort Your Mail

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/create-multiple-gmail-inboxes

 

Report: Fitbit to acquire Pebble

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/01/report-fitbit-to-acquire-pebble.html

 

Q. Why Does My Cold Computer Take Multiple Tries to Boot?

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/q-why-does-my-cold-computer-take-multiple-tries-boot

 

Google makes drawing more powerful with Keep update

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3146555/android/google-makes-drawing-more-powerful-with-keep-update.html

 

Apple may be building a drone fleet to help improve its maps

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/apple-may-be-building-a-drone-fleet-to-help-improve-its-maps/

 

Fix your photos with ease with new AI-powered app

http://www.creativebloq.com/news/fix-your-photos-with-ease-with-new-ai-powered-app

 

What the F$*# is Kulkorest and how do I get rid of it?!

http://www.imore.com/what-f-kulkorest-and-how-do-i-get-rid-it

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