Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own,
Wait for Windows Update to ensure your hardware works properly,
How to take a screenshot on an iPad
Essential Security Tips for Taking Your Work on the Road
HOW TO KILL ANDROID APPS AND TASKS RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND
HOW TO SET UP A VIRTUAL LAN (VLAN)
How to clear the cache, cookies, and browsing history in Firefox
Help protect your privacy with these simple tips!
4 Task Management Apps for Your Busy Lifestyle
FalseGuide malware dupes 600,000 Android users into joining botnet
Malware hidden within guides for popular games, including Pokémon
GO and FIFA, repeatedly slipped through Google Play security
3 ways to give Android your personality
Ubuntu Touch Phone/Tablet Support Ends June
The app store will also shutdown in December, but devices should
continue to function.
The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark
Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next
How Important Are Surge Protectors for PCs?
DATA DISASTER AVERTED! HOW TO BACK UP YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE
HOW TO AUTOMATICALLY LOCK WINDOWS 10 WHEN YOU WALK AWAY
New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious
Meet Your New Best Friend: USB-C
Samsung's answer to incoming calls, texts, tweets at the wheel? An
app that knows you're driving, replies for you
Samsung's new app will detect when you're driving and send
auto-replies to incoming calls and social-media messages.
Most important click in your Facebook Privacy Settings
OLED vs. QLED: What's the Difference?
Samsung is promoting QLED panels for its high-end TVs, while LG is
pushing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) for its flagship
models. Which technology do you want in your next television? We
Xbox Scorpio Price: 5 Ways A $500 Cost Could Ruin The Console
How to Set Up, Use, and Troubleshoot Apple’s Universal Clipboard
Windows 10: Turn On or Off Ask to Close All Tabs in Microsoft Edge
in Windows 10
HOW TO USE WINDOWS 10’S NARRATOR FEATURE
This Might Be the Worst News Yet for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 8
Apple's bold plan to integrate Touch ID into the display might
fail this year.
You Won’t Believe What Caused Yahoo’s Data Breach
Microsoft adds another option to its complex Windows 10 patching
IT pros, take notice: Microsoft is adding yet another set of
Windows 10 Cumulative Updates -- ones that don't include security
fixes -- to its patching mix.
5 projects for Raspberry Pi at home
AT&T's '5G Evolution' Speed Boost Is Not Really 5G
The speed boost, which is not true 5G, is made possible by
optimizations to AT&T's existing data network, and will roll out
to additional cities this year.
Samsung Galaxy S8 starter guide: 8 tips for your new phone
4 of the Best Alternate DNS Services You Should Use
Windows 10: Boot from USB Drive on Windows 10 PC
WHAT DOES CONGRESS’ BROADBAND PRIVACY RULE REPEAL MEAN FOR YOU?
[Windows 10 Tip] Restoring Classic Control Panel Shortcut in Win+X
Add Art To Your Browser
How to remove Unroll.me from your Gmail account
If you didn't like how this inbox management service sold customer
data, here's how to delete your account.
Running Linux on your Chromebook with GalliumOS
A look at how to use GalliumOS to "penguinize" a Chromebook.
The Eerie World of Abandoned Computers
Urban explorers document forgotten digital tools of another time.
Apple Offers Replacements To iPhone SE With Broken Screen
Wikipedia Guru Launches News Site, 'Wikitribune'
Comments by --
Bob Primak --
How I hacked my
smart TV from my bed via a command injection
How Do You
Safely Add Insecure Devices to a Home Network?
Configuration for IoT Device Isolation
And there could
be adjustments to security permissions for IoT devices, as if they
were on Parental Controls.
More info on the
router and VLAN solutions
Or, you could
opt for a hardware solution with better security software (all
paid, of course). This is what businesses do -- they use a
combination of a hardware appliance and business grade security
software to protect vulnerable Things on their networks.
Street Price (Frys)
Plus $99.00 per
year for the BitDefender Av subscription (unlimited devices).
Change Your Font
Size & Change Your Attitude
increase my Font Size when working with PDF editing, or when
creating a short document for others to read. In presentations, I
create documents with giant headline fonts, instead of doing
actual slides with MS PowerPoint or the newer Sway App. It isn't
as fancy, but it gets the job done for simple "slides".
You don't have
to be a 'Genius' to like Albert Einstein drama
An IQ of 165 is
just barely within the definition of genius clinically. (I have
been placed in the high 140's, and I am definitely not a genius.
My Performance Scores are suppressed by my autistic traits, and
other sensory and motor limitations.) Albert Einstein had many
math and physics related abilities, but he was not a genius in
general intelligence terms. He was a hard worker and never let go
of an idea until he had the problem solved.
this inability to let go of ideas was also Einstein's greatest
limitation. As Quantum Theory began to show that the Universe is
ruled by very random and chaotic processes, Eistein stubbornly
refused to believe that this randomness could not be predicted
precisely. His famous quote "God does not play dice" summarized
perhaps the main reason Einstein never realized the Grand
Unification Theory in physics. But then again, neither has anyone
else since Einstein.
It is also not
true that Einstein was a poor romantic and not interested in
socializing. He often attended social events. He was always
surrounded by female admirers (what we might refer to as
Groupies), and in fact it was his fondness for women which may
have wrecked his first marriage.
Einstein was a
very good public speaker, and a fearless and vocal supporter of
Zionism and the State of Israel. Far from being shy, he was
soft-spoken, but very articulate and fond of people in general.
Where the idea
that Einstein never spoke until the age of five years old came
from, I do not know. But this is also a myth. The man was not
In science, hard
work and dogged persistence are often mistaken for genius. While
both persistence and genius can make a scientist memorable, they
are not at all the same thing.
Permanently Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10
any active third party antivirus, Windows Defender will be
automatically and permanently disabled (until the third party AV
is removed). There is no rational case for disabling Windows
Defender manually. The result would be opening up Windows 10 to
the Internet with no active AV protections at all. Not smart!!
I use third
party antivirus (Avira) and second-opinion scanners (Emsisoft,
Malwarebytes and Microsoft stand-alone offerings). (I also add
AppArmor and the Firewall in Linux, which many Linux users don't
add.) Frankly, scanning has never shown anything suspicious in all
the time I've been running Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Active
Protections (AV/AM/ browser extensions and built-in browser
protections) have flagged countless attempts to infect both
Windows and Linux, but very little of this protection comes from
any antivirus product, active or stand-alone.
just my habits, but I am definitely not careful when it comes to
selecting my streaming video online sources!
What You Need To
Connect Your Tablet To The Internet
Since when does
the term "tablet" exclude Windows devices? They aren't very
different in how they connect, but the article gives Android and
iPhone/iPad information, but no Windows Mobile or Windows 10
tablet info. BTW, my Android phone has its cell data turned off
most of the time. So it connects by WiFi almost everywhere.
Websites with Disconnect for Chrome
Too many ad
blockers and tracker blockers can slow down a browser as all these
extensions have to contact their databases in the Cloud to work. I
have found Ghostery plus any of several DoNotTrackMe extensions do
as good a job of blocking trackers as a bevvy of ad blockers with
block lists and Disconnect. (Even Abine Blur is getting to be a
slowdown nuisance lately.) I also have taken to using a Flash
Blocker due to autoplay annoyances. HTML5 autoplay can't be
totally blocked as of yet, but I do have an extension for that as
catastrophically late to the self-driving car game
"Catastrophically Late"? Did they have a "Bad Accident"? (Have you
ever had a good accident?)
The Eve V, a
crowdsourced Windows 10 tablet, is finally entering production
But with similar
pricing, features, hardware and no Microsoft device support, why
would I buy one of these vs. a Surface Pro?
Help! I Can’t
Watch My Videos In Windows 10
I have had a
different issue, which will not be resolved. The Comcast Stream
App for playing video from the Comcast DVR over a network, does
not work with Chrome under Linux. So I have to use Windows for
XFinity video watching. Their WiFi Hotspots have a similar
limitation. Well,it's nice to know that there will still be a
niche for Windows in my life. (sarcasm)
Create Reset Recovery Image in Windows 10
This is useful
if you cleaned out the OEM crapware from your device. But I have
an Intel NUC which is self-assembled, so it has no such bloatware.
The Install Media USB stick will work just fine. And it can be
used to upgrade to Pro any new all-in-one or tablet which may come
with Windows 10 Home instead of Pro. The license upgrade will add
to the device cost, but it will be worth it. I have my eye on one
of the recent upgrades of the ASUS Transformer Book, which I now
use for travel. Same price range, but 64-bit, more system RAM,
more storage and a better processor (still Intel Atom,
It’s time for
everyone to stop using traditional batteries and buy rechargeable
are not the best choice for situations where the batteries will
remain in a device for a long period of time without being
discharged. Like smoke detectors and CO alarms, just to name one
example. They also don't hold up well under extreme cold, heart or
How to Install
Windows on a Chromebook
show a far safer and easier way to get many Windows apps running
on Chromebooks. Crossover works well and does not require a
"hackintosh" approach with high risks of ruining the Chromebook's
hardware or bricking the firmware. If you want Windows, why not
get a Windows 2-in-1 or laptop?
I've lost my
Gmail password: Now what?
This article led
me to disable syncing, which for some reason had been turned on
for my Google Accounts and all my Chrome Browsers. I lost all my
extensions (in my Linux Chrome browser) and had to start over. But
the end result is a cleaner and faster browser. So it was worth
it. I just hope this does not wreck my Android phone's access to
Chrome using its PIN login -- or anything else in my Google
Accounts. Just checked, and everything on the phone is intact. So
I have a clean Linux Chrome browser -- good!
What Are the
FOUND.000 Folder and FILE0000.CHK File in Windows?
similar "Lost and Found" folders. I have never successfully
recovered any files or data from either Windows or Linux from
these files or folders. They just take up space. I think by
default, CCleaner and Bleachbit delete these locations.
From My Own
utilities that can give you more control over your PC
And a note on
the Chrome Browser:
I just killed
Chrome Sync (in my Linux -- at least until my smartphone reenables
it) and all my extensions got removed. So I just reassembled a
suite of end a new theme, and Chrome in here is better than
before. House cleaning in browsers is an essential part of keeping
your browsing experience fast and smooth. I may add back some of
my other extensions as I feel need for them, but "t'aint likely,
McGee -- t'aint likely!"
Comments by -- Joe Nowak
Latest edition of CyberHeist News
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 pm (PDT
CyberheistNews Vol 7 #17
And Just When You Thought Locky Ransomware Had Disappeared.
Unroll Me, Uber, Lyft and Data Mining
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 am (PDT)
It's a little convoluted but the basics are this: If you're not
paying for it, YOU are the product.
Unroll.me, the Email Unsubscription Service, Has Been Collecting
and Selling Your Data
Clearing your browser history
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:06 pm (PDT)
As you may or may not know, your browser keeps track of every
site you visit. You can delete this information if you want to.
Here is how to do so in several different browsers.
How to Clear Your History in Any Browser
Office 365 Newsletter with tips on PowerPoint and Excel
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:43 pm (PDT)
Office 365 4/25/17
This issue has 2 articles on PowerPoint and 1 on Excel. If you
have another version of Office, these ideas may still be possible
with minor changes or modifications.
Office 365 Newsletter 4/25/17