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Sat 920  5/20/2017

Microsoft is Bringing New Flavors of Linux to Windows 10

https://www.petri.com/microsoft-bringing-new-flavors-linux-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8TAc5lSTC6Qd2N9zkRj57-VDiGUdKLNf484mSQaJtKLzWaifYEMStXjQpzTB3wAKs3F0kTXmen_9hdH8e2uFIhW0OAgg&_hsmi=51832405

 

HP's new Elite x2 1012 G2 hybrid laptop tops Surface Pro 4 in several ways

The updated device is thinner than Microsoft's convertible notebook, and includes Intel's newest Kaby Lake processors that the latest Surface Pro lacks.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hp-new-elite-x2-1012-g2-hybrid-laptop-tops-surface-pro-4-in-several-ways/

 

The 10 best ways to speed up Windows 7, 8.1, & 10

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/top-10-ways-speed-windows-141546642.html

 

Terror attack victims claim social media enables extremism

Relatives of those killed in the San Bernardino attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/05/terror-attack-victims-claim-social-media-enables-extremism/

 

Quickly Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 with Ytmp3

https://www.maketecheasier.com/youtube-videos-mp3-ytmp3/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09052017

 

Chinese, Russian Cyber Groups Research Shadow Brokers Malware

Cyber communities in China and Russia have started digging into the most recent release of malware from Shadow Brokers.

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/chinese-russian-cyber-groups-research-shadow-brokers-malware/d/d-id/1328724

 

E-reader Sales Slack as Paper Books Reclaim Market Share

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/248719-e-reader-sales-slack-treeware-tablets-reclaim-market-share?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2017

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170512-tg

 

Augmented Ability: Assistive Tech Gets Smart

From Braille smartwatches to GPS-enabled shoes, intuitive, connected technology is changing the game for people with disabilities.

http://www.pcmag.com/article/353544/augmented-ability-assistive-tech-gets-smart?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Microsoft Patches Major Security Bug

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10096/microsoft-patches-major-security-bug

 

Research shows the Apple Watch can detect an early sign of heart disease

A new study indicates that the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor can accurately recognize atrial fibrillation, which often has no symptoms but can lead to stroke.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3196132/ios/research-shows-the-apple-watch-can-detect-an-early-sign-of-heart-disease.html

 

Webroot False Positive Causes Problems For Users

http://www.worldstart.com/webroot-false-positive-causes-problems-for-users/

 

Samsung serves up a Chromebook Pro with an amazing display, and a superlight 15-incher

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/samsung-latest-laptops-chromebook-pros-221509588.html

 

Google's mysterious Fuchsia OS looks like an Android re-do

The question is: what is Google planning for it?

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/08/google-fuchsia-os-matures/

 

How to Install Wine Staging on Ubuntu Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-wine-staging-ubuntu/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09052017

 

INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam

Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/interpol-operation-sweeps-up-thousands-of-cybercrime-servers-used-for-ransomware-ddos-spam/d/d-id/1328725

 

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/248908-intel-responds-i7-overheating-issue-cluelessly-suggests-stop-overclocking?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Update Your Asus Router Now to Avoid Hack Attack

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/asus-fixes-router-flaws,news-25070.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170512-tg

 

New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil

Rather than dumping waste plastic into our oceans, Recycling Technologies created a machine that turns it into oil usable as fuel.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353516/new-recycling-process-turns-waste-plastic-into-oil?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Phishing Scammers Try New Twist

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10095/phishing-scammers-try-new-twist

 

Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

But third-party number pegs Windows 10 PC count at a lower 430M

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195802/microsoft-windows/microsoft-now-claims-half-a-billion-windows-10-devices.html

 

Personal Clouds: Your Questions Answered

http://www.worldstart.com/personal-clouds-your-questions-answered/

 

Next iPhone will have wireless charging, JPMorgan says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/next-iphone-wireless-charging-jpmorgan-123849740.html

 

NVIDIA's AI may keep watch over smart cities of the future

Deep-learning AI system Metropolis could help analyze the flood of video surveillance data.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/08/nvidia-ai-smart-cities-of-the-future/

 

How to Easily Track Almost Any Package Online

https://www.maketecheasier.com/easily-track-package-online/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09052017

 

Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App

https://lifehacker.com/collate-is-a-privacy-focused-evernote-style-notes-app-1794500652

 

Google’s Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/248945-googles-mysterious-fuchsia-os-gets-weird-ui-called-armadillo?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

What Is Ransomware and How Can I Protect Myself?

http://www.tomsguide.com/t/security/?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170512-tg

 

How to Set Up and Optimize Your Wireless Router

If you want the best possible Wi-Fi performance in your home, follow these simple steps for setting up your router and wireless network the right way.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375207,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

The ShapeScale 3D body scanner shows exactly where you're gaining and losing weight (looks like a bad idea to me)

ShapeScale creates a photorealistic avatar of your body down to a millimeter of accuracy, providing a wealth of information for body builders, fitness freaks, and people who just want to lose weight.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3195745/home-tech/the-shapescale-3d-body-scanner-shows-exactly-where-youre-gaining-and-losing-weight.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-11&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-11&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: Windows Defender Security Center and Antivirus

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-windows-defender-security-center-and-antivirus#slide-0-field_images-83901

 

Personal Clouds: What Are They? Should I Get One?

http://www.worldstart.com/personal-clouds-what-are-they-should-i-get-one/

 

Microsoft unveils new procuts, Surface laptop

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-unveils-procuts-surface-laptop-153100487.html

 

Future phones will ID devices by their electromagnetic fields

It'll be like using NFC, except this doesn't require tags.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/09/deus-em-machina-electromagnetic-emissions-sensing/

 

Microsoft Announces the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/115815/microsoft-announces-windows-10-fall-creators-update?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--SAPI175JhuiO_CpLz2FUvnJB6h9Cqax2lb7-BUDCJMxYtV6Gy1dQck5hGaZ3DPVDEnyuEtQngB-SvDpuewFL0YEknwA&_hsmi=51832405

 

Text Your Members of Congress With Resistbot

https://lifehacker.com/text-your-members-of-congress-with-resistbot-1794604660

 

[Tip] How to Hide or Remove Email ID Displayed on Windows 10 Login Screen

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-hide-or-remove-email-id-displayed-on-windows-10-login-screen/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Huge Ransomware Attack Spreads Across Globe: What to Do

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/global-ransomware-attack,news-25079.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170512-tg

 

Nissan Fights Distracted Driving With Faraday Cage Armrest

The Smart Shield is a Faraday Cage armrest; put your phone inside for distraction-free driving.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353473/nissan-fights-distracted-driving-with-faraday-cage-armrest?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

How to rollback & uninstall Windows 10 Creators Update

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rollback-uninstall-windows-10-creators-update

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: The New Modern Way to Clean Up Your Disk Drive

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-new-modern-way-clean-your-disk-drive#slide-0-field_images-83941

 

NIH Senior Health

http://www.worldstart.com/nih-senior-health/print/

 

Apple's iPhone 8 will have 3 incremental features: Analys...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apples-iphone-8-3-incremental-100500450.html

 

[Tip] Use “Win+Alt+PrtScn” Hotkey to Take Program Screenshots in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-use-winaltprtscn-hotkey-to-take-program-screenshots-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

The 3 Best And Worst Things About The BlackBerry KEYone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanwhitwam/2017/05/11/the-3-best-and-worst-things-about-the-blackberry-keyone/#d5420302d2ec

 

Power Bank For Laptop

https://www.easyacc.com/media-center/power-bank-for-laptop/

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Fri 919  5/19/2017

Microsoft scrambles to fix worst Windows issue 'in recent memory'

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/microsoft-scrambles-to-fix-worst-windows-issue-in-recent-memory.amp.html

 

Here's what it's like to use Microsoft's new MacBook rival that runs a brand-new version of Windows 10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-macbook-rival-runs-brand-181842629.html

 

Why You Can't Always Trust Google's Top Featured Answers

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-cant-always-trust-googles-top-featured-answers-1794549567

 

Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/249106-nvidia-goes-ai-new-volta-architecture?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Microsoft Doubles Down On AI

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-build-2017-artificial-intelligence,34376.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170511-th

 

AT&T exec: DirecTV Now growth ‘caught us a bit flat-footed’

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/05/10/at-t-exec-directv-now-growth-caught-us-a-bit-flat.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Troubleshoot Windows 10 Apps

http://www.worldstart.com/troubleshoot-windows-10-apps/print

 

All New Windows 10 Has A Massive, Unfixable Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/05/10/microsoft-new-windows-10-chrome-browser-problem/amp/

 

HP issues fix for 'keylogger' found on several laptop models

A security researcher says an audio driver is recording every keystroke entered, accessible to any person or malware that knows where to look.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/keylogger-found-on-several-hp-laptops/

 

xDedic Marketplace Data Spells Danger for Businesses

The xDedic marketplace, a hotspot for cybercriminals on the dark web, sells access to RDP servers to enable attacks on government and corporations.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/xdedic-marketplace-data-spells-danger-for-businesses--/d/d-id/1328721

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop first look

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/microsoft-surface-laptop-first-look-182407488.html

 

The Beginner's Guide to 1Password

https://lifehacker.com/the-beginners-guide-to-1password-1794464866

 

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/248989-blackberry-keyone-review-roundup?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Toshiba Shows 64-Layer BiCS FLASH At Dell World

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/toshiba-third-gen-bics-flash-dell-world,34354.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170511-th

 

A Microsoft engineer excuses the Surface Laptop from USB-C

http://pocketnow.com/2017/05/09/usb-c-surface-laptop

 

Tablet Not Charging? – How To Troubleshoot (it could be the charging cable connector worn until its too loose, I have had such a case and a new cable cured the problem)

http://www.worldstart.com/tablet-not-charging-how-to-troubleshoot/

 

Here's How A PC With Xbox Scorpio Specs Performs

https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/heres-how-a-pc-with-xbox-scorpio-specs-performs/2900-1226/#ftag=YHF5343eaf?yptr=yahoo

 

With Cortana Speaker, Microsoft Is Again Late to the Party

The Microsoft Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke has its benefits, but Amazon's Echo lineup might be too big to topple. Redmond has no one to blame but itself.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353588/with-cortana-speaker-microsoft-is-again-late-to-the-party?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Hyundai Blue Link Vulnerability Allows Remote Start of Cars

Car maker Hyundai patched a vulnerability in its Blue Link software, which could potentially allow attackers to remotely unlock a vehicle and start it.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hyundai-blue-link-vulnerability-allows-remote-start-of-cars/d/d-id/1328719

 

Acer Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display: Our first take

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/acer-windows-mixed-reality-head-161538123.html

 

Frustrated Samsung Galaxy S8 customers reporting even more bugs

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/398997/frustrated-samsung-galaxy-s8-customers-reporting-even-more-bugs

 

How to Speak Out Against the FCC’s Attempt to Kill Net Neutrality

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/248952-speak-fccs-attempt-kill-net-neutrality?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Kaspersky Denies Allegations That It Aids Russian Intelligence Agencies 

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/kaspersky-denies-allegations-russian-intelligence,34370.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170511-th

 

Microsoft is hurting the Surface brand by shunning USB-C

http://www.tuicode.com/article/590baddf98a8d9d44c5f5bf4

 

The Latest Security Tech For Your Home And Business

http://www.worldstart.com/the-latest-security-tech-for-your-home-and-business/

 

Opera is ‘Reborn,’ with new features that help usher in modern browser market

https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/opera-reborn-chat-vpn/amp/

 

Windows 10 Getting New 'Fluent' Look With Fall Creators Update

At Build, Microsoft revealed details about its fall Windows 10 Creators Update and mixed reality gear from partners, including new motion controllers.

http://www.pcmag.com/article/353608/windows-10-getting-new-fluent-look-with-fall-creators-upda

 

Microsoft Edge: Browser Uses Less Power Than Competitors

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-edge-browser-uses-less-power-competitors

 

The PowerUp is the MacBook Pro charger to solve your USB-C woes

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/1a3837d5-c794-3b26-bfb1-b6853625371a/the-powerup-is-the-macbook.html

 

Thousands of credit cards exposed publicly on the web!

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/399011/thousands-of-credit-cards-exposed-publicly-on-the-web

 

120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers

Internet connected cameras across the globe are easy to find and hijack to carry out DDoS attacks.

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/120000-iot-cameras-vulnerable-to-new-persirai-botnet-say-researchers/

 

Control Visibility of Windows Settings Pages in the Windows 10 Creators Update

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/control-visibility-windows-settings-pages-windows-10-creators-update

 

Windows support for USB Type-C connectors

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt427381(v=vs.85).aspx

 

Set Your Browser Home Page

http://www.worldstart.com/set-your-browser-home-page/print

 

Top alternatives to MacBook Pro for designers

The Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is a lovely thing, but it's not for everyone – here are some other options you can consider.

http://www.creativebloq.com/advice/top-alternatives-to-macbook-pro-for-designers

 

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/328592/26-google-maps-tricks-you-need-to-try

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: Turn Off Suggestions, Tips, and Ads Throughout the Operating System

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-turn-suggestions-tips-and-ads-throughout-operating-system

 

The security Apple uses to prevent iPhone leaks is just crazy

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/security-apple-uses-prevent-iphone-leaks-just-crazy-000045899.html

 

These are the Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play

http://www.androidcentral.com/these-are-chromebooks-can-run-android-apps

 

USB Connector Chart / Reference Guide

http://www.l-com.com/content/USB-Connector-Chart.html

 

Can we charge laptops via USB with a power bank?

https://www.quora.com/Can-we-charge-laptops-via-USB-with-a-power-bank

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Thur 918  5/18/2017

Third party antivirus programs interfere with Windows Defender critical patch (I haven't seen this yet on my computers, most are using Avast Free, but this has been an common issue in the past when trying to install programs or updates and they keep crashing, freezing or boot-up issues.  Usually, just temporarily disabling the AV and trying again is usually successful. Just remember to re-active the AV when done.  However, sometimes its necessary to uninstall the AV, then install the program or update, then re-install the AV.  Remember, when you disable the AV or un-install it, your vulnerable to attack while connected to the Internet.  So if in such a situation, try downloading the program or patches first (even MS patches can be downloaded) verses needing to be online, learn to turn off your wi-fi or disconnect your ethernet cable, do what you need to the AV, install the program or updates, take care of your AV to activate your protection again, and re-connect to the Internet.)

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3196124/windows-pcs/third-party-antivirus-programs-interfere-with-windows-defender-critical-patch.html

 

Why Windows must die. For the third time

Microsoft knows Windows is obsolete. Here's a sneak peek at its replacement.

(Some resist change and don't want to or understand why they need to update all programs (including the OS) is necessary to say protected.  They also complain loudly when old programs don't run on newer OS versions. This article explains some of the reasons why changes are occurring and why MS released Windows 10 S, which if you have read the articles about it, does not sound like something we would like to have and would avoid buying products with it installed, despite being able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for more money, is at best temporarily putting off the inevitable change we all face.)

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/why-windows-must-die-for-the-third-time/

 

Why Google, Amazon, Target & eBay yanked their Apple Watch apps

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-google-amazon-target-ebay-185359634.html

 

Why SMS Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor at All

SMS two-factor authentication may be flawed, but it's still worth using if it's the only practical alternative.

https://askleo.com/sms-two-factor-better-no-two-factor/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Unboxing and Hands On: Kensington's VeriMark Fingerprint Key for Windows Hello and FIDO/U2F

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/unboxing-and-hands-kensingtons-verimark-fingerprint-key-windows-hello-and-fidou2f#slide-0-field_images-84151

 

Four Tips for Spotting Fake GoFundMe Campaigns

https://lifehacker.com/four-tips-for-spotting-fake-gofundme-campaigns-1794432378

 

15 Tips for Taking Great Candid Photos

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/candid-photo-tips,review-4363.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170510-tg

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Take Screenshot of Lock Screen Using PrtScn Key

http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-take-screenshot-of-lock-screen-using-prtscn-key/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

The Best Laptops for College Students

After you choose your school, the next most important decision you need to make is which computer you'll have for the next four years. Start your short list with these top-rated, value-focused laptops.

http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/285524/the-best-laptops-for-college-students?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

4 Industries Account for Majority of Global Ransomware Attacks

When it comes to 77% of global ransomware attacks, these four industries take the greatest hit, according to a global threat trends report released today.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/4-industries-account-for-majority-of-global-ransomware-attacks/d/d-id/1328712

 

This is the stupidest thing on Microsoft’s new laptop

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/stupidest-thing-microsoft-laptop-190112710.html

 

How Do I Turn Off BitLocker on a Drive?

BitLocker is a fine approach to encrypting hard drives--especially the system drive. It's also easy to turn off if you decide you no longer need it.

https://askleo.com/turn-off-bitlocker-drive/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: How To Remove the App List from the Start Menu

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-how-remove-app-list-start-menu

 

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

https://lifehacker.com/5940565/why-you-should-start-using-a-vpn-and-how-to-choose-the-best-one-for-your-needs

 

Fitbit User Guide: Essential Tips and Tricks

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/fitbit-tips,review-2954.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170510-tg

 

[Tip] Enable Dark Theme in Opera Web Browser

http://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-dark-theme-in-opera-web-browser/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

The Fastest VPNs of 2017

Many VPNs are excellent at protecting your privacy online, but which of them deliver the best Internet speeds? We ran the tests.

http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/351574/the-fastest-vpns?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

The Road Less Traveled: Building a Career in Cyberthreat Intelligence

It's hard to become a threat intelligence pro, but there are three primary ways of going about it.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-road-less-traveled-building-a-career-in-cyberthreat-intelligence/a/d-id/1328654

 

Malware-laden music player app downloaded by thousands of users found in Google Play Store

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/malware-laden-music-player-app-100620631.html

 

Will Microsoft Stop Forcing Windows 10 Updates?

While it is frustrating, Microsoft doesn't give us as much control over Windows 10 updates as we might like.

https://askleo.com/will-microsoft-stop-forcing-windows-10-updates/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Samsung Smart TV security flaw leaves it open to hackers

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/398841/samsung-smart-tv-security-flaw-leaves-it-open-to-hackers

 

High Fashion to Amazon: You Can't Sit With Us

With Cathy Beaudoin's parture, Amazon Fashion should embrace the fact that it doesn't have front-row status.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353556/high-fashion-to-amazon-you-cant-sit-with-us?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Amazon Alexa Buying Guide: Which Is Best For You?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/amazon-alexa-buying-guide,review-3904.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170510-tg

 

[Nightly Update] Firefox 55.0 Comes with “Check For Updates” Button in Preferences

http://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-latest-nightly-version/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Apple Music in iOS 11 could put video front and center

Apple is swinging for the fences by putting music and video together in one premium streaming service.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3192775/streaming-services/apple-music-in-ios-11-could-put-video-front-and-center.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-04&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-04&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme

Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/russian-citizen-gets-record-27-year-sentence-for-hacking-fraud-scheme/d/d-id/1328705

 

Here’s why people keep buying Apple products

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-people-keep-buying-apple-181109485.html

 

How Should I Store My Backup Laptop?

Four basic approaches to storing a laptop that isn't being used.

https://askleo.com/store-backup-laptop/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Free video streaming devices are riskier than you think

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/398884/free-video-streaming-devices-are-riskier-than-you-think

 

Identify Thieves Using a Handbag Dyetonator

As the name suggests, this is a detonating handbag accessory filled with dye and a smoke flare that's activated with a text message. (Question.  Don't most women keep their phones in their bags.  So how do they activate this device?)

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353581/identify-thieves-using-a-handbag-dyetonator?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Best Buy's Apple Watch Sale Is the Best We've Seen

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-watch-series-2-sale,news-25059.html

 

[Software Update] Opera 45 Now Available for Download

http://www.askvg.com/download-opera-latest-version/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Apple could finally launch a Siri speaker at WWDC

This time it's for real.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3193423/consumer-electronics/apple-could-finally-launch-a-siri-speaker-at-wwdc.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-04&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-04&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Nigerian Convicted in Passport Wire Fraud and Internet Scam

A Nigerian man set up a number of U.S. bank accounts with bogus passports over a one year period, in which he managed to steal at least $500,000 through wire fraud and Internet scams.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/nigerian-convicted-in-passport-wire-fraud-and-internet-scam/d/d-id/1328702

 

Google Pixel 2: UK release date, price and features to expect

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-pixel-2-uk-release-161156127.html

 

Easy WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram access now built into Opera browser

Opera's new Reborn browser wants to make it easier to chat and surf simultaneously with a new quick-launch option on the sidebar.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/easy-whatsapp-messenger-and-telegram-access-now-built-into-opera-browser/

 

New IoT malware targets 100,000 IP cameras via known flaw

The new malware emerged exploiting vulnerabilities that a researcher reported in March

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3195712/security/new-iot-malware-targets-100000-ip-cameras-via-known-flaw.html

 

How to check for the Intel exploit that lets hackers take over your PC

Some consumer PCs could be vulnerable.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3195424/security/how-to-check-for-the-intel-exploit-that-lets-hackers-take-over-your-pc.amp.html

 

Google adds local events to search results

http://myfads.com/google-adds-local-events-to-search-results/

 

This Phone Is the New Battery Life Champ (By a Lot)

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/zenfone-3-zoom-battery-life,news-25052.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170510-tg

 

How To Post Instagram Photos From A Desktop Web Browser

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2017/05/09/instagram-upload-from-desktop/#1aca405d3068

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Google Docs phishing email 'cost Minnesota $90,000'

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-3984554

 

Google's mysterious new operating system looks completely different from Android

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-fuchsia-looks-completely-different-than-android-screenshots-2017-5/

 

Google wants users running Chrome 64-bit, starts automatically upgrading

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-wants-users-running-chrome-164731728.html

 

ISIS created its own social network to spread propaganda

The move comes as big networks like Twitter continue to crack down on ISIS material.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/04/isis-created-its-own-social-network-to-spread-propaganda/

 

How Should I Store My Backup Laptop?

Four basic approaches to storing a laptop that isn't being used.

https://askleo.com/store-backup-laptop/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Manage Custom Fonts In Windows 10

http://www.worldstart.com/manage-custom-fonts-in-windows-10/print

 

What I Expect from Microsoft Build This Week

https://www.thurrott.com/dev/115614/expect-microsoft-build-week?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_abBoyhvwuuP0taKBbpAiBcAx2vyhumcAtuhNUNbqM7ZHJWhoJZtQYqX2Ue6kuI4ASl6jmVNZYu_Ov_z_xCQlw547_cA&_hsmi=51713615

 

Google Researchers Discover 'Worst' Windows Bug

The vulnerability exists within Microsoft's own antimalware protection engine, but thankfully there's already a fix.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353560/google-researchers-discover-worst-windows-bug?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

What Role Should ISPs Play in Cybersecurity?

There are many actions ISPs could do to make browsing the Web safer, but one thing stands out.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/what-role-should-isps-play-in-cybersecurity/a/d-id/1328716

 

Even if you hate the idea, Windows users should want Windows 10 S to succeed

A healthy Windows Store offers benefits to every Windows user.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/even-if-you-hate-the-idea-windows-users-should-want-windows-10-s-to-succeed/

 

How to Boost Performance on Your Older iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/269433/how-to-boost-performance-on-your-older-iphone-or-ipad/

 

What to expect from Windows 10 S

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/expect-windows-10-144509281.html

 

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

But you can only get the kit with the latest issue of MagPi magazine.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/04/google-turns-rasberry-pi-into-a-dirt-cheap-home-competitor/

 

Will Microsoft Stop Forcing Windows 10 Updates?

While it is frustrating, Microsoft doesn't give us as much control over Windows 10 updates as we might like.

https://askleo.com/will-microsoft-stop-forcing-windows-10-updates/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

How To Install Custom Fonts in Windows 10

http://www.worldstart.com/how-to-install-custom-fonts-in-windows-10/print

 

MICROSOFT’S DEVICES PAGE MAKES IT EASIER TO KEEP TABS ON ALL OF YOUR HARDWARE

https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/microsoft-account-device-page-update/

 

John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality (Again)

Last Week Tonight purchases gofccyourself.com, which redirects to the public comments section of the net neutrality order.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353542/john-oliver-tackles-net-neutrality-again?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

New Ad Fraud Campaign Uses Millions of Domain Names to Bilk Advertising Networks

NoTrove has established a huge infrastructure to make money through click redirection and scam traffic-brokering.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-ad-fraud-campaign-uses-millions-of-domain-names-to-bilk-advertising-networks/d/d-id/1328734

 

Apple will fix busted iPad Pro Smart Keyboards for up to three years

Stuck keys, "sensor issues," magnet problems, and others are all covered.

https://arstechnica.com/apple/2017/05/apple-will-fix-busted-ipad-pro-smart-keyboards-for-up-to-three-years/

 

How to Cast Your Windows or Android Display to a Windows 10 PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/269093/how-to-cast-your-windows-or-android-display-to-a-windows-10-pc/

 

Apple suffers an unexpected decline in iPhone sales

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-suffers-unexpected-decline-iphone-094721856.html

 

Splitting up with Apple is a chipmaker's nightmare

You'll have to sell the farm to survive.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/04/splitting-up-with-apple-is-a-chipmakers-nightmare/

 

How Do I Turn Off BitLocker on a Drive?

BitLocker is a fine approach to encrypting hard drives--especially the system drive. It's also easy to turn off if you decide you no longer need it.

https://askleo.com/turn-off-bitlocker-drive/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Making the Most of Your SD Card

http://www.worldstart.com/making-the-most-of-your-sd-card/

 

Google Chrome: Android users just got an easier way of saving pages to read offline

Chrome on Android has several new features that simplify the business of reading pages later.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-chrome-android-users-just-got-an-easier-way-of-saving-pages-to-read-offline/

 

AVG TuneUp

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370707,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

Motorola could be working on a killer new feature for a tablet that no one will want to buy

A new report from Android Police spotlights a Productivity mode feature that tailors the Android interface for the big screen.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3194912/android/motorola-could-be-working-on-a-killer-new-tablet-feature-that-no-one-will-want-to-buy.html

 

Comcast, Plume, and the next step for ISP Wi-Fi

Industry giant wants to add pods to networks customers already have.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/comcast-officially-partners-with-plume-to-deliver-mesh-wi-fi/

 

How to Customize Folder Views with Windows’ Five Templates

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16694/customize-the-five-windows-folder-templates/

 

Now just $25 on Amazon, the Satechi wireless charging pad is sleek and fast

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/now-just-25-amazon-satechi-204322110.html

 

'Intuitive' prosthetic hand sees what it's touching

It reacts in milliseconds with one of four programmed grasps.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/intuitive-prosthetic-hand-sees-what-its-touching/

 

Why SMS Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor at All

SMS two-factor authentication may be flawed, but it's still worth using if it's the only practical alternative.

https://askleo.com/sms-two-factor-better-no-two-factor/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JG7Qh5LAR3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170509&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Use Opera VPN To Browse In Private

http://www.worldstart.com/use-opera-vpn-to-browse-in-private/

 

Build 2017: What to expect from Microsoft’s biggest developer conference

https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2017/05/09/build-2017-expect-microsofts-biggest-developer-conference/

 

The Best Wireless Range Extenders of 2017

Bring your home's Wi-Fi dead zones back to life with a wireless range extender. Here's what you need to know about boosting your network along with our top-rated reviews of desktop and plug-in extenders.

http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353474/the-best-wireless-range-extenders?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

PC makers will ship Windows 10 mixed reality headsets in Q4

Microsoft says Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start at $299, and PCs at $499

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3194874/virtual-reality/pc-makers-will-ship-windows-10-mixed-reality-headsets-in-q4.html

 

Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/08/comcast-invests-in-mesh-router-maker-plume-launches-xfinity-xfi-for-managing-your-homes-wireless-network/

 

How to Change the Color of the Worksheet Tabs in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/275902/how-to-change-the-color-of-the-worksheet-tabs-in-excel/

 

Everything You Need to Know About the Google Docs Email Phishing Scam

https://www.yahoo.com/news/everything-know-google-docs-email-160930877.html

 

This little app shows why Apple’s retail store changes make complete sense

Retail is transforming, utterly

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3195347/apple-ios/this-little-app-shows-why-apple-s-retail-store-changes-make-complete-sense.html

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Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3194763/endpoint-protection/microsoft-rushes-emergency-fix-for-critical-antivirus-bug.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=ifw_nlt_infoworld_daily_2017-05-09&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202017-05-09&utm_term=infoworld_daily

 

Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy, one of Microsoft’s biggest critics, praises Microsoft for its rapid response to a newly discovered security hole

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3195411/endpoint-protection/heres-how-to-check-if-your-pc-got-microsofts-fix-for-windows-defender-bug.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=ifw_nlt_infoworld_daily_2017-05-09&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Daily:%20Afternoon%20Edition%202017-05-09&utm_term=infoworld_daily

 

One of the best tech upgrades I've made to my car cost me less than $25

http://www.businessinsider.com/aukey-bluetooth-audio-receiver-review-2017-5

 

Is Google's Partnership With Intuit A Win-Win?

Why did the search giant team up with the 800-pound gorilla of accounting software?

https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/11/04/is-googles-partnership-with-intuit-a-win-win.aspx

 

Samsung serves up a Chromebook Pro with an amazing display, and a superlight 15-incher

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/samsung-latest-laptops-chromebook-pros-221509588.html

 

Parents lose custody of two kids after abusive YouTube 'pranks'

The pair now reside with their biological mother.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/abusive-youtube-parents-lost-custody-daddyofive/

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195164/computers/microsofts-surface-pro-5-wont-appear-before-a-meaningful-change.html

 

Windows 10 Tip: Unlock the UWP File Explorer

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/115275/windows-10-tip-unlock-uwp-file-explorer?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ZfRq-JJXyghxt11yoc6ImsGk1pmjCs9abeMCk27YbflOdzQUlTRYabXWtkpXveSp_xQFnPhC1e8yt0Q0LHrVNIvY-1A&_hsmi=51641346

 

Comcast launches Xfinity xFi, turning gateways into Wi-Fi systems

The new service is immediately available to all existing XB3 gateway users, giving those customers greater control over their home network.

https://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-launches-xfinity-xfi/

 

What Does Google Do With Info?

http://www.worldstart.com/what-does-google-do-with-info/

 

10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected in October

Any concerns the iPhone 8 would be delayed have apparently disappeared from the supply chain. Production is preparing to ramp up!

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353540/10th-anniversary-iphone-8-expected-october?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Enable the Hidden YouTube Dark Mode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-youtube-dark-mode/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

Locky Returns with a New (Borrowed) Distribution Method

A layered defense is a strong security posture for dealing with a threat like Locky, that can come in different disguises.

http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/malwarebytes/locky-returns-with-a-new-(borrowed)-distribution-method/a/d-id/1328723

 

Next iPhone will have wireless charging, JPMorgan says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/next-iphone-wireless-charging-jpmorgan-123849740.html

 

How Microsoft's Surface went from flop to serious contender

It took Microsoft five years to become a full-fledged competitor to Dell and HP.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/microsoft-hardware-journey/

 

Lowe’s now offers inexpensive professional monitoring with its Iris smart home service

Subscribers can now get police or fire dispatched in response to break-ins or emergencies.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195065/hubs-controllers/lowe-s-now-offers-inexpensive-professional-monitoring-with-its-iris-smart-home-service.html

 

Don’t Be Freaked By Surface Pro 5 Misquote

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/115400/dont-freaked-surface-pro-5-misquote?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mCsIu3iC0H8-Zi0Nve42P_kmDnSPpyRiCITqp5Kf1HIYb6MH3OUTCXUnljHAtjRrBuA-a70R6QgFa0OOM1Qiy11xM9Q&_hsmi=51641346

 

6 tips to protect your G Suite account from phishing scams

After last week's phishing attack, Google detailed how it protects users, and what business customers can do to avoid similar scams.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-tips-to-protect-your-g-suite-account-from-phishing-scams/

 

How Does Streaming Affect My Data Limit

http://www.worldstart.com/how-does-streaming-affect-my-data-limit/

 

Augmented Reality Is Here, But Did You Notice?

Augmented reality has arrived thanks to some creative developers and your smartphone camera.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353528/augmented-reality-is-here-but-did-you-notice?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Check If You’re Running 64-Bit Chrome and How to Get It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-64-bit-chrome-how-to-get-it/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge

Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report data shows how attacks last year directly targeted end users, and became more efficient and lucrative.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/web-attacks-decline-ransomware-attacks-surge/d/d-id/1328726

 

Microsoft unveils new procuts, Surface laptop

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-unveils-procuts-surface-laptop-153100487.html

 

Windows 10 S is a gamble on the future of desktop apps

A walled garden with a $49 exit.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/windows-10-s-store-bing-edge-default/

 

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP said it has 30 reseller partners in North American and Europe

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195006/3d-printing/hp-to-scale-up-its-3d-printer-business-for-use-in-mass-manufacturing.html

 

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-secure-your-online-accounts-by-revoking-access-f-1794631133

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W, hands-on: A very welcome new member of the family

After waiting much too long, I finally got my hands on the newest member of the Raspberry Pi family. Was it worth the wait?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-zero-w-hands-on-a-very-welcome-new-member-of-the-family/#ftag=YHFb1d24ec?yptr=yahoo

 

Office 2007 Alternatives (if you created an MS logon account with an e-mail address, you have an Outlook.com account giving you access to the Office on-line apps for basic use.  In the upper left menu bar are nine square dots organized as a square of 3x3, click it to access the Office on-line apps.)

http://www.worldstart.com/office-2007-alternatives/print

 

Phone Hack Drains German Bank Accounts

The multi-stage attack, which leveraged weaknesses in Signaling System Seven (SS7) affected an unspecified number of German individuals.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353525/phone-hack-drains-german-bank-accounts?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

The Best Alternatives to Wunderlist for Those Looking for a Better To-Do List App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-alternatives-to-wunderlist/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

How to Stop Your Mouse from Waking Up Your Windows PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15132/stop-your-mouse-from-waking-up-your-windows-7-computer/

 

Apple's iPhone 8 will have 3 incremental features: Analys...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apples-iphone-8-3-incremental-100500450.html

 

Google is helping Germans go solar

Project Sunroof now covers 40 percent of German homes.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/google-brings-its-solar-panel-calculator-to-germany/

 

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

An i5 and a 1050 Ti for only $850? That's a steal.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3191504/computers/dell-inspiron-15-7000-review-a-gaming-laptop-at-a-decidedly-non-gaming-price.html

 

Ransomware Is Being Hidden Inside Attachments of Attachments

https://lifehacker.com/ransomware-is-being-hidden-inside-attachments-of-attach-1794610034

 

Microsoft 'Confirms' Plans For Its New Surface Phone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/05/07/microsoft-surface-phone-confirmed-satya-nadella/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#78035e40268f

 

Internet Explorer Acting Up? Try This

http://www.worldstart.com/internet-explorer-acting-up-try-this/print

 

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/248908-intel-responds-i7-overheating-issue-cluelessly-suggests-stop-overclocking?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Control Visibility of Windows Settings Pages in the Windows 10 Creators Update

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/control-visibility-windows-settings-pages-windows-10-creators-update

 

How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Safely Connect to Public Wi-Fi Networks (and Save Data)

https://www.howtogeek.com/275474/how-to-use-androids-wi-fi-assistant-to-keep-your-phone-safe-on-public-networks/

 

Microsoft just answered the biggest criticism of its streamlined new Windows 10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-just-answered-biggest-criticism-204724319.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Google’s “Fuchsia” smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI

Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/googles-fuchsia-smartphone-os-dumps-linux-has-a-wild-new-ui/

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Mon 915 5/15/2017

One of the best tech upgrades I've made to my car cost me less than $25

http://www.businessinsider.com/aukey-bluetooth-audio-receiver-review-2017-5

 

Is Google's Partnership With Intuit A Win-Win?

Why did the search giant team up with the 800-pound gorilla of accounting software?

https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/11/04/is-googles-partnership-with-intuit-a-win-win.aspx

 

Samsung serves up a Chromebook Pro with an amazing display, and a superlight 15-incher

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/samsung-latest-laptops-chromebook-pros-221509588.html

 

Parents lose custody of two kids after abusive YouTube 'pranks'

The pair now reside with their biological mother.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/abusive-youtube-parents-lost-custody-daddyofive/

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195164/computers/microsofts-surface-pro-5-wont-appear-before-a-meaningful-change.html

 

Windows 10 Tip: Unlock the UWP File Explorer

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/115275/windows-10-tip-unlock-uwp-file-explorer?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ZfRq-JJXyghxt11yoc6ImsGk1pmjCs9abeMCk27YbflOdzQUlTRYabXWtkpXveSp_xQFnPhC1e8yt0Q0LHrVNIvY-1A&_hsmi=51641346

 

Comcast launches Xfinity xFi, turning gateways into Wi-Fi systems

The new service is immediately available to all existing XB3 gateway users, giving those customers greater control over their home network.

https://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-launches-xfinity-xfi/

 

What Does Google Do With Info?

http://www.worldstart.com/what-does-google-do-with-info/

 

10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected in October

Any concerns the iPhone 8 would be delayed have apparently disappeared from the supply chain. Production is preparing to ramp up!

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353540/10th-anniversary-iphone-8-expected-october?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Enable the Hidden YouTube Dark Mode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-youtube-dark-mode/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

Locky Returns with a New (Borrowed) Distribution Method

A layered defense is a strong security posture for dealing with a threat like Locky, that can come in different disguises.

http://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/malwarebytes/locky-returns-with-a-new-(borrowed)-distribution-method/a/d-id/1328723

 

Next iPhone will have wireless charging, JPMorgan says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/next-iphone-wireless-charging-jpmorgan-123849740.html

 

How Microsoft's Surface went from flop to serious contender

It took Microsoft five years to become a full-fledged competitor to Dell and HP.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/microsoft-hardware-journey/

 

Lowe’s now offers inexpensive professional monitoring with its Iris smart home service

Subscribers can now get police or fire dispatched in response to break-ins or emergencies.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195065/hubs-controllers/lowe-s-now-offers-inexpensive-professional-monitoring-with-its-iris-smart-home-service.html

 

Don’t Be Freaked By Surface Pro 5 Misquote

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/115400/dont-freaked-surface-pro-5-misquote?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mCsIu3iC0H8-Zi0Nve42P_kmDnSPpyRiCITqp5Kf1HIYb6MH3OUTCXUnljHAtjRrBuA-a70R6QgFa0OOM1Qiy11xM9Q&_hsmi=51641346

 

6 tips to protect your G Suite account from phishing scams

After last week's phishing attack, Google detailed how it protects users, and what business customers can do to avoid similar scams.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-tips-to-protect-your-g-suite-account-from-phishing-scams/

 

How Does Streaming Affect My Data Limit

http://www.worldstart.com/how-does-streaming-affect-my-data-limit/

 

Augmented Reality Is Here, But Did You Notice?

Augmented reality has arrived thanks to some creative developers and your smartphone camera.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353528/augmented-reality-is-here-but-did-you-notice?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Check If You’re Running 64-Bit Chrome and How to Get It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-64-bit-chrome-how-to-get-it/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge

Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report data shows how attacks last year directly targeted end users, and became more efficient and lucrative.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/web-attacks-decline-ransomware-attacks-surge/d/d-id/1328726

 

Microsoft unveils new procuts, Surface laptop

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-unveils-procuts-surface-laptop-153100487.html

 

Windows 10 S is a gamble on the future of desktop apps

A walled garden with a $49 exit.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/windows-10-s-store-bing-edge-default/

 

HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP said it has 30 reseller partners in North American and Europe

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195006/3d-printing/hp-to-scale-up-its-3d-printer-business-for-use-in-mass-manufacturing.html

 

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-secure-your-online-accounts-by-revoking-access-f-1794631133

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W, hands-on: A very welcome new member of the family

After waiting much too long, I finally got my hands on the newest member of the Raspberry Pi family. Was it worth the wait?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-zero-w-hands-on-a-very-welcome-new-member-of-the-family/#ftag=YHFb1d24ec?yptr=yahoo

 

Office 2007 Alternatives (if you created an MS logon account with an e-mail address, you have an Outlook.com account giving you access to the Office on-line apps for basic use.  In the upper left menu bar are nine square dots organized as a square of 3x3, click it to access the Office on-line apps.)

http://www.worldstart.com/office-2007-alternatives/print

 

Phone Hack Drains German Bank Accounts

The multi-stage attack, which leveraged weaknesses in Signaling System Seven (SS7) affected an unspecified number of German individuals.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353525/phone-hack-drains-german-bank-accounts?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

The Best Alternatives to Wunderlist for Those Looking for a Better To-Do List App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-alternatives-to-wunderlist/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08052017

 

How to Stop Your Mouse from Waking Up Your Windows PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15132/stop-your-mouse-from-waking-up-your-windows-7-computer/

 

Apple's iPhone 8 will have 3 incremental features: Analys...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apples-iphone-8-3-incremental-100500450.html

 

Google is helping Germans go solar

Project Sunroof now covers 40 percent of German homes.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/03/google-brings-its-solar-panel-calculator-to-germany/

 

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

An i5 and a 1050 Ti for only $850? That's a steal.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3191504/computers/dell-inspiron-15-7000-review-a-gaming-laptop-at-a-decidedly-non-gaming-price.html

 

Ransomware Is Being Hidden Inside Attachments of Attachments

https://lifehacker.com/ransomware-is-being-hidden-inside-attachments-of-attach-1794610034

 

Microsoft 'Confirms' Plans For Its New Surface Phone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/05/07/microsoft-surface-phone-confirmed-satya-nadella/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#78035e40268f

 

Internet Explorer Acting Up? Try This

http://www.worldstart.com/internet-explorer-acting-up-try-this/print

 

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/248908-intel-responds-i7-overheating-issue-cluelessly-suggests-stop-overclocking?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Control Visibility of Windows Settings Pages in the Windows 10 Creators Update

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/control-visibility-windows-settings-pages-windows-10-creators-update

 

How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Safely Connect to Public Wi-Fi Networks (and Save Data)

https://www.howtogeek.com/275474/how-to-use-androids-wi-fi-assistant-to-keep-your-phone-safe-on-public-networks/

 

Microsoft just answered the biggest criticism of its streamlined new Windows 10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-just-answered-biggest-criticism-204724319.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Google’s “Fuchsia” smartphone OS dumps Linux, has a wild new UI

Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/googles-fuchsia-smartphone-os-dumps-linux-has-a-wild-new-ui/

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FYI #911 (Thurs 5/11/2017):

Brave Is a Faster, Safer, Non-Google Web Browser Made for Today’s Internet

Yet another Chromium based browser making great promises, but having in-app payments? Pass. I especially didn't like the way their "engineer" butted into the Comments every time anyone challenged the web standards, payment methods (bitcoin is the only accepted payment method) and the security of this browser. 

Also, the lack of extensions and lack of settings flexibility to allow access to sites which don't work with ad blocking enabled -- all of this is one hot mess at this time, and not eready for use in a production environment. Also mentioned (and defended -- poorly -- by the "Brave Engineer") is their use of Squirrel to spy on users. This is worse than the ads and trackers this browser pretends to eliminate.

I use Google Chrome with ten extensions to remain as free of tracking and page-slowing ads as possible while allowing such clutter only where it is absolutely required. Is this private -- not exactly. Is this good enough -- you betcha!

 

How To Remove The Bedep Malware From XHamster

Other than this article being a thinly veiled ad for Malwarebytes (which is not certified by any independent testing lab), this article is completely wrong.

xHamster does not serve up malware if you don't click on any ads posted there. It's a raunchy site, so I have very little experience with it, but my only contact with the site is under Linux with heavy script-blocking in place. So maybe that's why my Windows (including MSERT -- the stand-alone version of Windows Defender from Microsoft's site -- and Malwarebytes Free) and Linux virus scans have always come up free of detection of Bedep or anything else lately. And yes, I now scan Linux regularly with ClamTK antivirus -- specifically aimed at Linux malware.

 

Malware-laden music player app downloaded by thousands of users found in Google Play Store

With a name like "Super Free Music Player", what could possibly go wrong? (sarcasm) Definition of mass stupidity -- 10,000 maniacs and a rogue app. 

 

How to Record Over-the-Air TV Without a Cable TV Box DVR

Using a Digital Converter Box as the base element in a PVR is risky and inefficient. And it does not get full-HD broadcasts. As a DA Converter Box, it must downgrade the OTA DTV signal in order to make an analog output. (All analog outputs in the consumer arena are SD.) The analog output is designed for use with SDTVs which lacked ATSC tuners. Or with monitors which have no TV tuners at all.

Don't even think about using signal splitters and inline amps with these devices. This degrades the DTV signal further and causes frequent dropouts, more so than weather or electrical interference, both of which plague certain channels even with my outdoor antenna which I use with my TiVo Roamio OTA. And on windy days -- forget about it! Channel 50 (CW and local programming) has a frequency exactly the same as household electricity, so this channel is particularly challenging for any coax cable run. So Supergirl and The Flash must be shunted onto a Cable Company DVR most weeks. 

Technically, my TiVo Roamio OTA is an OTA receiver and recording box. It receives full-HD signals and can record and play them back. It does not stream without a $99.00 add-on (no additional subscription required). There was nearly zero user setup. Much easier than the Home Run or Android TV boxes favored by more hard-core tech enthusiasts. 

But convenience does not come cheap -- it'll take a few years for my $400.00 investment to pay off, and the box already could use a fan replacement (cheap, but technically a bit difficult). BTW, TiVo is now a (device) lifetime subscription and is included in the price of the box.

 

Re. FYI #912 (Fri 5/12/2017):

Find Your Passwords In Firefox (this generally applies with slight variations to all browsers)

I don't store passwords in browsers, as they are easily uncovered if the device falls into the wrong hands. So I have saved passwords marked for cleanup every time I close my browsers.

 

What Type of Linux Desktop or Laptop Should You Buy?

Buying a prebuilt Linux PC is a waste of money. Installation may be a bit tricky, but on the right older hardware (obtainable on eBay or from friends or relatives) Linux runs mostly trouble-free. Even in a dual-boot, as long as you observe the protocols for coexistence, Linux and Windows can play nicely side by side. On my Intel NUC, Ubuntu and Windows 10 don't interfere with each other, and GRUB boots very fast. Total time to fire up one OS or the other is comparable to BIOS booting (no Windows Fast Startup allowed here!) on a pre-UEFI PC. Or maybe a bit faster. And that's with about five screens to click through to get to the login screen of either OS. 

 

How to Back Up and Restore Windows 10 from an Image File

Windows 10 has similar procedures to this tutorial which is about Windows 7. Third party programs may be easier for many users, myself included. Being able to restore from a bootable USB stick and an external drive (even a flash drive, if it's large enough to hold the backup archive) is ahandy option. Whichever way you do it, system backup is important. Equally important is actually doing the restore operation, so as to know how to do it in a stressful situation where you really have to get it done. 

For my tablet, all I need is the Macrium Reflect WinPE 10 environment on a flash drive and the image archive on a second flash drive, with a hub to allow both drives to be used together. This works very well for travel, as there are no moving parts. My archive drive is so small I have to put it into a sandwich bag with the WinPE drive (and the hub) so as not to lose the mini flash drive.

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: The New Modern Way to Clean Up Your Disk Drive

Storage Sense has been in Windows 10 from the beginning, and therefore is nothing new. But it is being pushed to the forefront, as Disk Cleanup is being deprecated. Kind of a shame, as Disk Cleanup gets at areas not accessed by Storage Sense. Areas like Windows Update and Error Reporting dumps, which Microsoft would prefer users not clean. 

 

Free video streaming devices are riskier than you think

This is the EU, not the US. Streaming itself does not constitute downloading, and cache contents are not copies under US court rulings. Komando is dead wrong on this. However, boxes loaded with Kodi and containing certain channels or sources preloaded, are illegal. This is not because of cache contents. It is because of accessing certain websites through illegal apps or channels. The sites themselves are violating US Copyright Laws. That's the reason Amazon was forced to act. 

The mere presence of Kodi on a box is not a violation of anyone's laws. Unlike the EU, the US does not prosecute people for having a channel available on their box. In fact, what the EU is doing would violate the US Constitution and Bill of Rights in many ways, not to be discussed by a non-lawyer such as myself. Remember, EU nations do not follow our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. 

And technically, the EU rulings are just plain factually wrong.

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BlackBerry KEYone Isn't Just a Blast From the Past

BlackBerry's latest smartphone bets on a combination of a physical keyboard, good battery life, and Android.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a26391/blackberry-keyone-android-smartphone-review/

 

The 10 best ways to speed up Windows 7, 8.1, & 10

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/top-10-ways-speed-windows-141546642.html

 

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/248841-researchers-find-234-android-apps-track-poorly-ultrasonic-waves?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=

 

Text Your Members of Congress With Resistbot

https://lifehacker.com/text-your-members-of-congress-with-resistbot-1794604660

 

A Guide to Intake/Exhaust Fans and Airflow for Your Desktop Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/intake-exhaust-fans-airflow-desktop-pc/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05052017

 

How to Add Website Links to the Windows 10 Start Menu

https://www.howtogeek.com/237951/how-to-add-website-links-to-the-windows-10-start-menu/

 

Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used their code

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/google-phishing-attack-was-foretold-by-researchers-and-it-may-have-used-their-code/?amp=1

 

INTERPOL Operation Sweeps Up Thousands of Cybercrime Servers Used for Ransomware, DDoS, Spam

Massive public-private 'cyber surge' in Asia identifies hundreds of compromised websites in operation that spans multiple cybercriminal groups, activities.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/interpol-operation-sweeps-up-thousands-of-cybercrime-servers-used-for-ransomware-ddos-spam/d/d-id/1328725

 

Tired Of Facebook Spam? Try This!

http://www.worldstart.com/tired-of-facebook-spam-try-this/

 

Everything you need to know about iOS 11

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/everything-know-ios-11-184015566.html

 

Future Firefox versions may slim down, use less memory thanks to new ‘Performance’ option

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252finternet%252f247699-future-firefox-versions-may-slim-use-less-memory-thanks-new-performance-option%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253ddailynews%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2853744%26list%3Ddailynews%26member_id%3D35763374%26engine_id%3D1

 

Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App

https://lifehacker.com/collate-is-a-privacy-focused-evernote-style-notes-app-1794500652

 

Windows 10's upgraded mapping helps you plan elaborate routes

Multi-point trips, hand-drawn notes and Xbox support have also arrived.

https://www.engadget.com/amp/2017/05/07/windows-10-maps-in-creators-update/

 

How to Change the Default Number of Worksheets in a New Excel Workbook

https://www.howtogeek.com/274812/how-to-change-the-default-number-of-worksheets-in-a-new-excel-workbook/

 

A hidden iOS 10 setting that may mean you may never run out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad again

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? There's a setting buried in iOS 10 that may put an end to this forever. And if it doesn't work, I'll show you something else you can do instead.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hidden-ios-10-setting-that-may-mean-you-may-never-run-out-of-storage-space-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Chinese, Russian Cyber Groups Research Shadow Brokers Malware

Cyber communities in China and Russia have started digging into the most recent release of malware from Shadow Brokers.

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/chinese-russian-cyber-groups-research-shadow-brokers-malware/d/d-id/1328724

 

Web Literacy: Writing

http://www.worldstart.com/web-literacy-writing/print

 

Google Drive now hosts more than 2 trillion files (GOOG)

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/google-drive-now-hosts-more-083200450.html

 

Facebook Research Targets Insecure Kids

Facebook pushed back on the report, but also admitted its research didn't follow the 'established process to review the research we perform.'

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353409/facebook-research-targets-insecure-kids?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Microsoft Edge: Browser Uses Less Power Than Competitors

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-edge-browser-uses-less-power-competitors

 

Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

One security researcher easily managed to replicate Wednesday's phishing attack.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3194816/security/google-docs-phishing-attack-underscores-oauth-security-risks.html

 

How to Customize Folder Views with Windows’ Five Templates

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16694/customize-the-five-windows-folder-templates/

 

Even Apple can't make the Internet of Things tolerable

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/5/6/15566630/homekit-internet-of-shit?yptr=yahoo

 

[Tip] Disable or Remove “Mixed Reality Portal” App in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-mixed-reality-portal-app-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Help! My Touchpad Has A Mind Of Its Own

http://www.worldstart.com/solution-to-avoid-touchpad-problem-during-typing/

 

Android Malware Rising: 350 New Infected Apps Appear Every Hour, Says New Report

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/android-malware-rising-350-infected-161056556.html

 

Follow Topics Instead of Just Pages on Facebook

Say you're into horror movies. Following that topic will bring stories from more than two dozen related Facebook pages into your News Feed.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353522/follow-topics-instead-of-just-pages-on-facebook?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: Turn Off Suggestions, Tips, and Ads Throughout the Operating System

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-turn-suggestions-tips-and-ads-throughout-operating-system

 

Chromebook shipments surge by 38 percent, cutting into Windows 10 PCs

Chromebook shipments will grow by a healthy 16.3 percent this year as the device expands outside the education market

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3194946/computers/chromebook-shipments-surge-by-38-percent-cutting-into-windows-10-pcs.html

 

How to Change the Color of the Worksheet Tabs in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/275902/how-to-change-the-color-of-the-worksheet-tabs-in-excel/

 

9 Facts You Didn't Know About the Internet of Things

IoT devices are already all around us, but that's nothing compared to the explosion this market will see as next-generation data networks are introduced in the coming years.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/04/9-facts-you-didnt-know-about-the-internet-of-thing.aspx

 

[Tip] Disable or Remove “Windows Defender Security Center” App in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-windows-defender-security-center-app-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Password Safety Solutions

http://www.worldstart.com/password-safety-solutions/print

 

The Galaxy Note 7 is about to be released for the third time

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/galaxy-note-7-released-third-time-203929332.html

 

The first photo of Amazon's Echo with a touchscreen may have just leaked

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-echo-with-touchscreen-photo-leaked-2017-5

 

Healthy security cultures eat lots of phish

Our company got hit with the Google Docs phishing scam along with many others. Our security culture protected us from harm.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3194929/leadership-management/healthy-security-cultures-eat-lots-of-phish.html

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From My Own Tech Reading

Malwarebytes 3 has been updated to resolve the GUI Touchscreen issue. If you were affected by this GUI bug when trying to configure a custom scan, update MBAM ASAP.

And while you're at it, get your Flash Players updated. Folks on Automatic Updates already got this update.

 

'Accidental hero' finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-accidental-hero-apos-finds-014104658.html

 

'Kill switch' helps slow the spread of WannaCry ransomware

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3196686/security/kill-switch-helps-slow-the-spread-of-wannacry-ransomware.html

 

How a $10.69 purchase may have sidelined the global malware attack

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/13/a-british-researcher-says-he-found-a-kill-switch-for-the-malware-crippling-computers-worldwide/?utm_term=.b10847342bd3

 

How to Protect Yourself as Ransomware Attack Spreads Around the Globe

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

 

Microsoft Did Something Unexpected To Protect Windows Users From WannaCrypt Ransomware

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/05/13/microsoft-update-wannacrypt-ransomware/#2a57d1e977d7

I still wouldn't use Windows XP or Vista on anything which connects to the Internet, even for updates. 

 

Robocalls flooding your phone? Here’s how to stop them – or get a bit of revenge

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article149981127.html

I would avoid the Jolly Roger approach,a s even saying "OK -- OK" could get you signed up for something. Also, remember the old days of telephone service "slamming"? Just hanging on the line could get your service switched. A similar thing can happen with your electric or gas billing in Illinois.

I use NomoRobo, and the phone will ring once to confirm the Caller ID, but then the phone goes silent. Only two or three robots continue calling after an encounter like that. So now I let the phone ring twice before going to answer it. I don't know how effective NomoRobo is on cell phones, and I don't know of anything like this for Text blocking.

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