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Samsung Galaxy Book first look: A Surface Pro competitor with keyboard and stylus included

http://www.zdnet.com/product/samsung-galaxy-book-12-inch/

 

AMD's new AM4 motherboard software cures Ryzen's memory headaches

RAMming speed.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198704/computers/amds-new-am4-motherboard-software-cures-ryzens-memory-headaches.html

 

Every Xbox One and Xbox 360 game you can download for free in June

https://www.yahoo.com/news/every-xbox-one-xbox-360-game-download-free-172522495.html

 

The Fundamental Flaw in TCP/IP: Connecting Everything

Almost 30 years after its inception, it's time to fix the engine that both fuels the modern day Internet and is the root cause of its most vexing security challenges.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-fundamental-flaw-in-tcp-ip-connecting-everything/a/d-id/1328864

 

YouTube TV fills out its live television lineup with AMC, BBC America, and more

YouTube promised these channels were coming during YouTube TV's launch in early April, and now they're here.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3196909/data-center-cloud/youtube-tv-fills-out-its-live-television-lineup-with-amc-bbc-america-and-more.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-18&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-18&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

5 major advantages of using a VPN

What are the benefits of using a VPN?

https://www.windowscentral.com/5-major-advantages-using-vpn

 

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES WINDOWS 10 S ALONGSIDE NEW SURFACE LAPTOP

https://www.pcmech.com/article/microsoft-announces-windows-10-s-alongside-surface-laptop/

 

Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Windows 10 Creators Update

Update to macOS Sierra 10.12.5 lets users install rival's latest in Boot Camp.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3197430/windows/apple-simplifies-windows-10-installs-with-support-for-windows-10-creators-update.html

 

7 exercises that will make you a better photographer

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/7-daily-exercises-that-will-make-you-a-better-photographer-1320784

 

Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/175393-best-laptops-for-engineers-when-work-requires-a-real-workstation?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fcomputing%252f175393-best-laptops-for-engineers-when-work-requires-a-real-workstation%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253ddailynews%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2921695%26list%3Ddailynews%26member_id%3D35763374%26engine_id%3D1

 

How to Fix: Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7, 8, 10

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10103/how-fix-disable-taskbar-thumbnail-previews-windows-7-8-10

 

Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1926596,00.asp?mailing_id=2958056&mailing=SecurityWatch&mailingID=815B1ED0D257DF5F421DB6778C4C7034

 

5 of the Best Linux Remote Desktop Apps to Remotely Access a Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-remote-desktop-apps/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20052017

 

Blockstack's decentralized internet browser uses bitcoin tech

It'll make it easy for developers to create apps that also use blockchain to work.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/blockstacks-decentralized-browser-bitcoin-blockchain/

 

How to block third-party app installations in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-third-party-app-installation-windows-10

 

Would Apple dare kill the MacBook? Yeah, it might

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-dare-kill-macbook-looks-101548812.html

 

New Threat Research Shows Vietnam a Rising Force in Cyberespionage

FireEye report on APT32 puts evidence together of a group attacking private and public targets for the sake of Vietnamese state interests.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-threat-research-shows-vietnam-a-rising-force-in-cyberespionage/d/d-id/1328890

 

Hulu with Live TV, first impressions from the beta version: This is a bundle that pretends it's not

Hulu's channel bundle attacks the norms of pay TV service—for better and for worse.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3196666/streaming-services/hulu-with-live-tv-first-impressions-from-the-beta-version-this-ia-a-bundle-that-pretends-its-not.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-18&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-18&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

New Surface Pro 4 firmware rolling out with battery tweaks and more

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-surface-pro-4-firmware-rolling-out-battery-tweaks-and-more

 

MICROSOFT DETAILS FALL CREATORS UPDATE, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE EVERYDAY PC USER?

https://www.pcmech.com/article/microsoft-details-fall-creators-update-but-what-about-the-everyday-pc-user/

 

How to create a folder on your iPhone or iPad

It isn't exactly obvious to new iOS users, but it's easy to do once you know how.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3028126/apple-phone/how-to-create-a-folder-on-your-iphone-or-ipad.html

 

Linux Foundation: Introduction to Linux course review

An online course which is completely free to take

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/linux-foundation-introduction-to-linux-course

 

How to take screenshots in Windows 10

...or any supported version of Windows, really.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3198011/windows/how-to-take-screenshots-in-windows-10.html

 

Man Sues Woman for Texting During Movie

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10102/man-sues-woman-texting-during-movie

 

Netflix Cuts Off Rooted Android Devices

The latest version of the Netflix app won't work on rooted Android phones and tablets, thanks to strengthened software to protect against piracy.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353676/netflix-cuts-off-rooted-android-devices?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

How to Improve Laptop Battery Life in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-laptop-battery-life-windows10/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20052017

 

Warby Parker has an app that checks your eyes at home

You can get a new set of glasses with a valid prescription without leaving the house.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/warby-parker-app-checks-eyes-home/

 

New settings available in Windows 10 v1703 Settings app

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/new-settings-available-windows-10-v1703-settings-app

 

Don’t let that ugly iPhone 8 model scare you – this is what the real thing will look like

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/don-t-let-ugly-iphone-8-model-scare-143145720.html

 

DocuSign's Brand Used in Phishing Attacks

The electronic signature company issued an update alert today that it noticed a rise in phishing attacks last week and this morning.

http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/docusigns-brand-used-in-phishing-attacks/d/d-id/1328889

 

Confirmed: Amazon Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV

Tim Cook confirmed that Apple TV viewers will be able to binge on ‘Transparent.'

http://www.techhive.com/article/3196412/streaming-media/amazon-prime-video-app-for-apple-tv-will-be-announced-at-wwdc.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-18&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-18&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

How to use Emby to watch live TV

If Emby is your home media server of choice, we'll show you how to watch live TV using it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-emby-watch-live-tv

 

CAN UBUNTU LINUX REPLACE WINDOWS 10?

https://www.pcmech.com/article/can-ubuntu-linux-replace-windows-10/

 

17 million user accounts stolen from popular app!

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401388/17-million-user-accounts-stolen-from-popular-app

 

Cult Classic Game “Phantom Dust” is Now Free on Xbox One and Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/116274/116274?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8YUxg1oAod2jRXwvpGbhcxDApyDAOrPcPpIS_hYXYq-UWQoa4eAFeuw39Cd9jwNgcKc4EEZ1u0kiBaiy-c-2XB0tVctw&_hsmi=52060041

 

The best free VPN 2017

Maintain your privacy online, wherever you are and whatever device you're using, with the best free VPN on Windows, Mac or Linux

http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-vpn

 

How to Backup and Restore Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3530-backup-restore-wireless-network-profiles-windows-10-a.html

 

Autonomous Vehicles: As Disruptive as the Internet?

A study predicting the impact of driverless cars reads like a replay of the advent of the internet.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353643/autonomous-vehicles-as-disruptive-as-the-internet?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Is Paying the Money for Ransomware Ever a Good Idea?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/paying-money-for-ransomware/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=19052017

 

FDA approves a more 'personalized' cancer drug

The medicine treats cancers with specific biomarkers.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/fda-merck-keytruda-cancer-biomarker/

 

The MBR2GPT Disk Conversion Tool in Windows 10 v1703

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/mbr2gpt-tool-windows-10

 

Following Intel integration, USB Type-C could be the only port we need

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/looking-standardize-ports-intel-pushes-170050144.html

 

The Wide-Ranging Impact of New York's Cybersecurity Regulations

New York's toughest regulations yet are now in effect. Here's what that means for your company.

http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-wide-ranging-impact-of-new-yorks-cybersecurity-regulations/a/d-id/1328853

 

Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197332/consumer-electronics/google-home-gets-hands-free-calling-and-6-other-cool-new-features.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-18&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-18&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Newly discovered NTFS bug lets webpages crash Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

https://www.windowscentral.com/newly-discovered-ntfs-bug-lets-webpages-crash-windows-7-and-81-pcs

 

HOW TO BACKUP AND RESTORE YOUR LINUX DISTRIBUTION WITH DÉJÀ DUP

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-linux-distribution-with-deja-dup/

 

iPhone 8: Why you'll hate the new OLED screen

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401396/iphone-8-why-youll-hate-the-new-oled-screen

 

Microsoft Debuts a New Sharing Interface for OneDrive on PC, Mac

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/onedrive/116232/microsoft-debuts-new-sharing-interface-onedrive-pc-mac?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9avrjZM1uA26Zbn1NOxTWoT0yRs-LgzYg2blRQ_cBw3n4dYB9a02R0Q8LgCsAtbxRVDd52McyFUoxfeRH4adGXJ7Dpow&_hsmi=52060041

 

7 big things you need to know about the brand-new Skype

New Skype, same as the old Skype? Hardly

http://www.techradar.com/news/7-big-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-brand-new-skype

 

How to Add or Remove Most Used apps on Start Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6460-add-remove-most-used-apps-start-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Google's Project Treble to Speed Up Android Updates

Google is working with chip makers to create code that doesn't need to be updated for each Android OS release.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353656/googles-project-treble-to-speed-up-android-updates?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

No More Ads: 4 Useful Browsers with Integrated Adblocking Features

https://www.maketecheasier.com/browsers-with-integrated-adblocking-features/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=19052017

 

Amazon's Echo Look app is ready for your fashionable selfies

The Android and iOS apps put a personal lookbook in your pocket.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/22/amazon-echo-look-app-ios-android/

 

Windows 10 Creators Update problems & issues being reported

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-creators-update-problems-issues

 

How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-surface-pro-apple-145215095.html

 

The Victims of Cyber Security Training

When it comes to cyber security, you need to weed out the talent with subpar training.

http://www.cio.com/article/3197681/security/the-victims-of-cyber-security-training.html

 

What Are Software Vulnerabilities, and Why Are There So Many of Them?

It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-are-software-vulnerabilities-and-why-are-there-so-many-of-them/

 

Media player vulnerabilities allow hackers to take control of a device using subtitle files

VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time, and Stremio have since issued fixes, but other players remain vulnerable

http://www.techspot.com/news/69441-media-player-vulnerabilities-allow-hackers-take-control-device.html

 

New Discovery Could Unlock Graphene's Full Potential

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ZMi83oUjk

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AMD News Galore: Threadripper, EPYC, Ryzen Pro Processors, Integrated Vega Graphics For APUs, 7nm Ryzen Roadmap

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-threadripper-epyc-pro-vega,34423.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170518-th

 

This is what Apple’s newest iPad might look like

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-newest-ipad-might-look-131830562.html

 

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. HP Spectre x360 13: Tech spec showdown

Let's see how Microsoft's latest 2-in-1 PC stacks up against the excellent convertible HP Spectre x360.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-surface-pro-2017-vs-hp-spectre-x360

 

The exciting world of credit card terminals is coming to VR

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/worldpay-credit-card-payment-vr/

 

If you get an email from this company in your inbox, DELETE it!

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/400963/if-you-get-an-email-from-this-company-in-your-inbox-delete-it

 

Raspberry Pi extends its reach: Now it's merging with global coding skills network

Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo are teaming up to help more young people become tomorrow's programmers.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-extends-its-reach-now-its-merging-with-global-coding-skills-network/

 

NSA Tools Behind WannaCry Being Used In Even Bigger Attack Campaign

Attackers have been using NSAs EternalBlue and Double Pulsar to distribute AdylKuzz cryptocurrency malware to hundreds of thousands of systems, Proofpoint says.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/nsa-tools-behind-wannacry-being-used-in-even-bigger-attack-campaign/d/d-id/1328901

 

What Qualcomm Inc.'s New Snapdragon 660 Means for TSMC and Samsung

A further shift of Qualcomm chip volumes away from TSMC and towards Samsung.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/22/what-qualcomm-incs-new-snapdragon-660-means-for-ts.aspx

 

EternalBlue Vulnerability Checker checks if your Windows is vulnerable

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/eternalblue-vulnerability-checker

 

Researchers to Fit Computer Chips in Human Brains

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10101/researchers-fit-computer-chips-human-brains

 

How to Set Up and Use Windows Hello

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-use-windows-hello/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=18052017

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 7 Things to Check Out

Despite the name, you don't have to be a creative type to take advantage of Microsoft's updated OS.

http://www.pcmag.com/article/353645/windows-10-fall-creators-update-7-things-to-check-out?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

Plex adds live TV streaming to its box of tricks

Want local shows anywhere you go? Check out Plex

http://www.techradar.com/news/plex-adds-live-tv-streaming-to-its-box-of-tricks

 

Stay Relaxed & Productive With Noisli

http://www.worldstart.com/stay-relaxed-productive-with-noisli/

 

How to fix a “can’t be moved” permissions problem on your Mac

What to do if you can’t save a file in macOS.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3187953/macs/how-to-fix-a-cant-be-moved-permissions-problem-on-your-mac.html

 

Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/everything-points-apple-launching-macbooks-next-month-200910548.html

 

First look at the HP Spectre x2 (2017): Your perfect alternative to the new Surface Pro

Does the new Surface Pro not float your boat? Check out HP's new Spectre x2 and prepared to be wowed in our first-look!

https://www.windowscentral.com/first-look-hp-spectre-x2-2017

 

Facebook and Google ask Congress for surveillance reform (again)

Tech companies want to change laws that allow the government to monitor web data of non-citizens.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/facebook-google-congress-surveillance-reform/

 

Ransomworm malware is coming, are you ready?

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401522/ransomworm-malware-is-coming-are-you-ready

 

Windows 10 Creators Update rollout on track, says Microsoft

It's been six weeks since the Windows 10 Creators Update started rolling out and things are going just fine, according to Microsoft.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-creators-update-rollout-on-track-says-microsoft/

 

WannaCry: Ransomware Catastrophe or Failure?

Using Bitcoin payments as a measure, the WannaCry attack is not nearly as profitable as the headlines suggest. But you should still patch your Windows systems and educate users.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wannacry-ransomware-catastrophe-or-failure/a/d-id/1328900

 

Intel Corporation's Upcoming Low-Cost Chip Looks Great

Details of Intel's next-generation low-cost Atom-based PC chips just leaked, and it looks like the company has put together something nice.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/27/intel-corporations-upcoming-low-cost-chip-looks-gr.aspx?yptr=yahoo

 

Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45)

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/hardware-device-not-connected-computer-code-45

 

How to Fix: Numlock Windows 7, 8, 10 on Startup / Boot

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10099/how-fix-numlock-windows-7-8-10-startup-boot

 

How to Defer or Pause Windows 10 Update

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pause-windows10-update/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=18052017

 

20 Skype Tips for Cheap and Easy Chats

Skype is synonymous with internet calls and video chat; here are our top tips and tricks.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/325393/20-skype-tips-for-cheap-and-easy-chats?ipmat=350927&ipmtype=3?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

Google is adding an ad blocker to Chrome in 2018

Google's ad blocker is coming soon

http://www.techradar.com/news/google-is-adding-an-ad-blocker-to-chrome-in-2018

 

Slow Down (Or Speed Up) YouTube Videos

http://www.worldstart.com/slow-down-or-speed-up-youtube-videos/

 

How to selectively migrate files from Time Machine

You can selectively migrate files, but you still have to create a new account.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3188047/macs/how-to-selectively-migrate-files-from-time-machine.html

 

Microsoft Unveils New Version of Surface Pro Tablet

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-unveils-version-surface-pro-170456383.html

 

Best Xbox One Accessories

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-xbox-one-s-accessories

 

Kodak's chunky, retro cameraphone is coming to the US

You can get it as an unlocked smartphone from Kodak’s website.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/kodak-retro-camera-smartphone-us-launch/

 

Huge mistake Windows users make that puts them at risk of hacks

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401520/huge-mistake-windows-users-make-that-puts-them-at-risk-of-hacks

 

iPhone sales nose-diving in China could be really bad for Apple

The Chinese market is responsible for a quarter of Apple's profits, and is the company's second-largest market after the US.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-sales-nose-diving-in-china-and-this-could-be-really-bad-for-apple/

 

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the fir

st quarter compared to the previous year.

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/survey-unpatched-windows-os-on-the-rise/d/d-id/1328897

 

How to Turn On or Off Mobile Hotspot in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/46954-turn-off-mobile-hotspot-windows-10-a.html

 

An unexpected error has occurred, The troubleshooting wizard can’t continue

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/unexpected-error-has-occurred-troubleshooting-wizard-cant-continue

 

[AIO] Ultimate Tutorial to Customize Desktop Context Menu in Windows

http://www.askvg.com/ultimate-tutorial-to-customize-desktop-context-menu-in-windows-vista-server-2008-and-windows-7/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How to Save the Output of a Command to a File in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-output-of-command-to-file-linux/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16052017

 

Study: $5K Is Self-Driving Car Sweet Spot

An academic study suggests people are willing to pay just under $5,000 for fully autonomous cars.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353575/study-5k-is-self-driving-car-sweet-spot?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Samsung is about to launch a mesh Wi-Fi system of its own

Samsung Connect Home is combo router and smart hub

http://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-is-about-to-launch-a-mesh-wi-fi-system-of-its-own

 

More Ways To Save Space On Your Android Phone

http://www.worldstart.com/more-ways-to-save-space-on-your-android-phone/

 

How to disable GPS coordinates when texting photos

Maintain your privacy when sharing photos.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3186507/software-navigation/how-to-disable-gps-coordinates-when-texting-photos.html

 

HP finally made the MacBook Air we’ve all been waiting for

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/hp-finally-made-macbook-air-ve-waiting-223010440.html

 

F.lux uses Centennial Bridge to jump to the Windows Store

https://www.windowscentral.com/flux-uses-centennial-bridge-come-windows-store-all

 

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Google is aware of the issue.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/android-hack-cloak-dagger-secret-layers-google/

 

Apple’s latest service is FREE! Here's how to sign up

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401196/apples-latest-service-is-free-heres-how-to-sign-up

 

Chrome 59 is out: Bug fixes, native macOS notifications, Windows 10 Action Center support in the works

Google has integrated Chrome notifications with the macOS Notification Center and is working on adding support for Windows 10's Action Center.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/chrome-59-is-out-bug-fixes-native-macos-notifications-windows-10-action-center-support-in-the-works/

 

Inside the Motivations Behind Modern Cyberattackers

Attackers seeking money, dominance, and data are banding together and sharing infrastructure to target businesses.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/inside-the-motivations-behind-modern-cyberattackers/d/d-id/1328895

 

How to Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2066-delete-windows-old-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Create multiple partitions on a USB drive in Windows 10 using MakeWinPEMedia

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-multiple-partitions-usb-drive-windows-10

 

Intel Core I9-7980XE is the first consumer desktop CPU with teraFLOP performance

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/06/intel-core-i9-7980xe-is-the-first-consumer-desktop-cpu-with-teraflop-performance.html

 

The Best Spotify Alternatives for Music Streaming

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-spotify-alternatives/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16052017

 

Google's Fuscia OS Now Has a User Interface

Code-named 'Armadillo,' the new UI is available on Github; install it as an Android app to catch a glimpse of Google's mysterious next-gen OS.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353570/googles-fuscia-os-now-has-a-user-interface?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Computex's existential crisis: life after Moore's Law

Searching for meaningful innovation

http://www.techradar.com/news/computexs-existential-crisis-life-after-moores-law

 

Can My External HD Go Wireless?

http://www.worldstart.com/can-my-external-hd-go-wireless/print

 

iPhone 8 rumors: Facial recognition could replace the Touch ID's fingerprint sensor

Rumors are already swirling about the “revolutionary” 2017 iPhone. Here’s all the latest.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3126154/hardware/iphone-8-rumors.html

 

Now I Get It: Ransomware

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/now-ransomware-165543101.html

 

Huawei is exploring bringing its own voice assistant to its Wi-Fi routers to rival Google, Amazon

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/08/huawei-voice-assistant-rival-amazon-echo-alexa-google-assistant.html

 

This New 'Perfect' Battery Has Experts Stumped

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAg_8iCLIIw

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Re. FYI#937 (Tues. 6/6/2017)

Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops

Apple and others are lobbying against "right to repair" bills in at least two states.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/tech-companies-are-trying-to-crush-mom-and-pop-repair-shops/

  Actually, Right To Repair could expand greatly the current consumer rights. It could void most EULAs which forbid reverse-engineering of proprietary hardware and (maybe) even software and OSes. This would make "Hackintoshes" legal in the US, and it might make turning MacOS into a Virtual Machine under Windows or Linux legal. Clearly, Apple especially, has much to lose from this sort of radical reinterpretation of EULA terms and conditions.

  Right to Repair goes way beyond simply restoring a device to its originally intended condition without paying to become an "authorized dealer" or "authorized repair facility". If the changes were so limited, this article might have some credibility. But as proposed, the changes would be far too sweeping.

  Still, I am not sure I would trust a Mom and Pop repair facility with a $600.00 iPhone, if this might void the Apple Warranty. That said, I don't go to a dealership to get my Toyota Prius (long out of warranty) repaired. I use a small-ish local independent repair shop, and they often use third-party after-market parts. But they do good work at reasonable prices. And they hire qualified mechanics and pay them well.

 

Re. FYI#938 (Wed 6/7/2017):

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3199125/microsoft-windows/top-30-free-apps-for-windows-10.html

  Woody Leonhard is always good for a few free suggestions to add to our Windows toolkit.

  If you're careful about how and when you use it, wushowhide can be a very handy way of putting off feature updates. It would have prevented the recent issue where a Developer Build was accidentally pushed oput to some folks through Automatic Updates. Even those who were bitten could have prevented an endless round of reinfection with this botched patch.

  For removal of programs, Geek Uninstaller may still be more capable than Revo Uninstaller. It's getting to be more and more a matter of choice. And for Windows Store Apps, CCleaner can remove those in its Uninstall Programs tab.

  or backup and recovery, I ran into issues with EaseUS ToDo. Especially the bootable WinPE Rescue USB media on my tablet. The recovery options link was stuck off-screen on the bottom, with no way to resize the WinPE screen. There were other issues. I found

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/400954/artist-uses-ms-paint-to-illustrate-his-ebook-with-amazing-results

  Macrium Refflect Free to be just as useful and to be generally free of these defects. But Macrium Reflect Free has (last I knew) yet to get the Version 7 upgrade, and I'm not sure what this says about their free version's future.

  "On the Macrium Reflect Forums, they state that Macrium Reflect Free Version 7 will be available by end of June."

https://www.tenforums.com/backup-restore/85239-version-7-macrium-reflect-free.html

https://forum.macrium.com/Topic14109.aspx (May 17, 2017 from the official folks at Macrium.)

  So I'd put that release at around early July for those of us who don't want to download the whole installer and WinPE mega-download from scratch.

 

Android Users Fail to Run Latest OS Version

A study finds 98% of Android devices are not running the latest software version, according to a report released today by Zimperium.

http://www.darkreading.com/mobile/android-users-fail-to-run-latest-os-version/d/d-id/1328910

  Well, I guess I'm in the minority. If I can get an update, I update my phone. Religiously (every Sunday, check for updates).

 

SSA.GOV To Require Stronger Authentication

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/ssa-gov-to-require-stronger-authentication/

They were requiring all users to have cell phones, which I thought was an added burden. But it was better than removing all protections. Now that I have a cell phone, it's not so bad, but it does cost a few shekels every time a service sends me a text. Being able to use a secondary email address puts the site on a par with Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and a host of other websites. Actually, this is not as secure as text verification, but short of using a person's home phone landline (or Cable VOIP p[hone) to send a code (which Microsoft and some banks now can do) this is pretty good. It is not true 2-factor ID however.

  As for a security freeze on credit reports, I personally don't need to do this for a couple of reasons, neither of which I want to disclose publicly. The fact that I do not handle my own finances further puts me behind a protective curtain, if not an impenetrable wall

 

Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content (updated)

The G7 Summit comments reportedly have Trump's support.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/theresa-may-G7-extremist-content/

  She's lost her majority in Parliament as of Sunday, and is likely not to be in office this time next month. That said, the Brits have always (since the days of Irish Terrorists) been more willing than many Americans to submit to public and private (online and physical) surveillance and censorship.

 

Artist uses MS Paint to illustrate his eBook with amazing results

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/400954/artist-uses-ms-paint-to-illustrate-his-ebook-with-amazing-results

  Look, even the most pedestrian tools in the hands of a competent professional artist, can produce spectacular results. It's like what happens when a professional carpenter picks up even a hammer and a hand saw, vs. a weekend DIY amateur. In this same way, a professional actor can run circles around an amateur even on YouTube. Even more so with professional writers and a professional director chiming in. Being very, very good is what these professionals are being paid for. It has next to nothing to do with the quality or price of their tools.

 

Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing

Some macOS problems don't have an easy fix. This is one of them.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3189986/macs/why-readwrite-permissions-go-awry-with-macos-file-sharing.html

  The same chaos can erupt in Linux. Been there, got wrecked several times by these little things. You learn to deal with Permissions in almost any non-Windows OS. This is part of what makes alternatves more secure generally than Windows.

 

Eugene Kaspersky shrugs his shoulders at use of Windows XP. Amid the WannaCry deluge and security vendors offering their own postmortem, Eugene Kaspersky seems more concerned over why people are still running Windows XP.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/eugene-kaspersky-shrugs-his-shoulders-at-use-of-windows-xp/

  And yet, WannaCrypt hit mostly Windows 7. Explain that, Eugene!

 

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi -- the future is more awesome than I expected!

https://www.cnet.com/news/worlds-thinnest-hologram-will-make-screen-size-irrelevant-rmit-researchers/

  Oh great! Now we will all have to deal with Bob Newhart from Big Bang Theory appearing in our bedrooms! ;)

 

Re. FYI#939 (Thurs 6/8/2017):

Newegg is selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now

The CyberPower GX1325U should protect your devices and keep them on when the power goes out—yes, even desktop systems with a finicky PSU.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198510/computers/newegg-is-selling-a-pure-sine-wave-ups-for-just-125-right-now.html

  That offer expired over a week ago, and the item is now out of stock and has a much higher price tag.

 

Why are Windows 10 Device Drivers still dated back to 2006?

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/why-windows-10-device-drivers-are-dated-2006

  Simple answer -- some drivers have never needed to be updated. If it ain't busted, don't fix it.

 

And from my own reading:

How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps

http://www.techhive.com/article/3198427/data-center-cloud/streaming-tv-services-are-coping-with-isp-data-caps.html

  I'm guessing some people think unlimited bandwidth is cost-free for ISPs. ISPs view things very differently. It costs more to have more people running more streaming channels at the same time over the network. Which is why ISPs have every right to limit bandwidth and charge overages if they find a few users are hogging a lot of bandwidth with their streaming habits. Especially at peak usage times. This would be true even (or especially) for people who have Internet-only contracts with no bundled services. 

  There has to be revenue coming in if there are costs going out. This is why you get commercials even if you pay for Cable. Your monthly fees would skyrocket without this additional revenue source. This is also why you can't rebroadcast or "live stream" broadcast content without paying a licensing fee. The airwaves may belong to the People, but the content does not.

  BTW, there is no mention of any bandwidth cap in MA with my Comcast XFinity tier. I suspect there is a limit, but I never come even close to it, as I don't stream much. Comcast should be paying low-usage (under 60 GB/mo total usage) customers like me a rebate on our unused bandwidth allocations. Good luck getting that!

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Turn your Surface Pro into a road warrior with these ultra-mobile accessories

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/transform-surface-pro-ultimate-mobile-131538201.html

 

King Chrome: Microsoft's browsers sidelined on its own OS

What's the chance Edge can contest Chrome's lock on the enterprise?

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198479/microsoft-windows/king-chrome-microsofts-browsers-sidelined-on-its-own-os.html

 

Microsoft Calls for IoT Cybersecurity Policy Development

Microsoft emphasizes the need for new security policies as IoT growth heightens the consequences of cyberattacks.

http://www.darkreading.com/iot/microsoft-calls-for-iot-cybersecurity-policy-development/d/d-id/1328884

 

Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use

Apple’s shift for third-party apps access to iCloud only improves security a bit

http://www.macworld.com/article/3197439/security/apples-new-icloud-security-requirements-how-it-affects-you-and-the-software-you-use.html

 

XPS 13 Killer? New HP Envy 13 Looks That Good

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/hp-envy-13-hands-on

 

Browser makers not meeting mobile requirements

Trapped in the desktop era, browsers still are not optimised for wireless and mobile environments, giving smaller makers an opportunity to catch up.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/browser-makers-not-meeting-mobile-requirements/

 

Samsung's pricey Galaxy Book is a flawed powerhouse

For $1,299, the Galaxy Book needs to be just about perfect.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/samsung-galaxy-book-preview/

 

Windows 10 Creators Update: 10 for 10 - Features to Check Out After Your Upgrade (Video)

http://winsupersite.com/creators-update/windows-10-creators-update-10-10-features-check-out-after-your-upgrade-video

 

Breach at DocuSign Led to Targeted Email Malware Campaign

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/breach-at-docusign-led-to-targeted-email-malware-campaign/

 

OneNote redesign heading to all platforms 'over the coming weeks'

https://www.windowscentral.com/onenote-redesign-heading-all-platforms-coming-weeks

 

Change Colors of System Elements & Font sizes in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-colors-system-elements-font-sizes-windows

 

Google tracking your offline shopping habits?

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401821/google-tracking-your-offline-shopping-habits

 

Foxconn insider drops avalanche of information about the iPhone 8, new MacBooks, Apple’s smart glasses and more

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/foxconn-insider-drops-avalanche-information-iphone-8-macbooks-193030970.html

 

Get real, Microsoft: If the Surface Pro is a laptop, bundle it with a Type Cover

Everyone can agree it's not a laptop without a keyboard.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198467/hardware/get-real-microsoft-if-the-surface-pro-is-a-laptop-bundle-it-with-a-type-cover.html

 

Your Grandma Could Be the Next Ransomware Millionaire

Today's as-a-service technology has democratized ransomware, offering practically anyone with a computer and an Internet connection an easy way to get in on the game.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/your-grandma-could-be-the-next-ransomware-millionaire/a/d-id/1328877

 

Tim Cook is testing a new Apple Watch device that monitors his blood sugar levels

Apple wants to develop the "holy grail" in diabetes: non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3197691/wearables/tim-cook-is-testing-a-new-apple-watch-device-that-monitors-his-blood-sugar-monitor.html

 

Surface Pro Rumor Roundup: What We Expect

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/surface-pro-5-rumor-roundup

 

Microsoft is making the Mac look old and stale

Apple has been neglecting its desktops and laptops for mobile, while Microsoft has been busy reinventing the PC.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-is-making-the-mac-look-old-and-stale/

 

Microsoft made the Surface Pro both lighter and quieter

There's also a refreshed Surface Pen with tilt sensitivity.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/surface-pro-price-release-date-tilt-pen-alcantara/

 

Your Password Is Terrible and Everyone Wants to Fix That

http://winsupersite.com/windows/your-password-terrible-and-everyone-wants-fix

 

U.K. Hospitals Hit in Widespread Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/u-k-hospitals-hit-in-widespread-ransomware-attack/

 

What did Build tell you about the future of Windows 10 Mobile?

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-did-build-reveal-you-about-windows-phone?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

Why are Windows 10 Device Drivers still dated back to 2006?

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/why-windows-10-device-drivers-are-dated-2006

 

Cyberattack: Hackers can gain control of your PC using subtitles

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401697/cyberattack-hackers-can-gain-control-of-your-pc-using-subtitles

 

Watch out in a world of connected objects, cyber specialists warn

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/watch-world-connected-objects-cyber-specialists-warn-042326104.html

 

Newegg is selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now

The CyberPower GX1325U should protect your devices and keep them on when the power goes out—yes, even desktop systems with a finicky PSU.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198510/computers/newegg-is-selling-a-pure-sine-wave-ups-for-just-125-right-now.html

 

7 Florida Men Charged in Global Tech Support Scheme

Federal fraud charges have been filed against seven men for their involvement in an international tech support scam.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/7-florida-men-charged-in-global-tech-support-scheme/d/d-id/1328875

 

Twitter rolls out new privacy tools as it ditches Do Not Track and expands data sharing

Privacy conscious Twitter users have some check boxes to de-select.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3197343/internet/twitter-rolls-out-new-privacy-tools-as-it-ditches-do-not-track-and-expands-data-sharing.html

 

Windows Story Remix Is Microsoft's Ultimate Creative Tool

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-story-remix-details

 

How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3175-reinstall-re-register-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

Nokia and Apple end their patent fight and become health allies

Nokia's products will also be re-stocked in Apple Stores.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/nokia-apple-resolve-patent-lawsuit/

 

Six things you need to know about IoT security

It’s simple: IoT makes our lives easier, and security flaws do not

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3196360/internet-of-things/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-iot-security.html

 

One of the most useful features of your iPhone is hidden to the left of the home screen - here's how to use it

The widget panel is just to the left of your home screen

Tons of apps support widgets, but you might not know unless you look

We'll show you how to get going

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/04/how-to-use-iphone-widgets--swipe-right.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104507207&yptr=yahoo

 

Dystopian abuse of Microsoft's powerful AI camera tech is all but inevitable

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-ai-driven-camera-technology-will-almost-certainly-lead-abuse

 

Fix: Your PC did not start correctly message in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/your-pc-not-start-correctly-windows

 

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro with 13.5-hour battery life

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401699/microsoft-unveils-new-surface-pro-with-13-5-hour-battery-life

 

5 ways to test your computer’s security

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/7cc43efd-ac18-3f84-a666-681c0d76966f/ss_5-ways-to-test-your.html

 

Acer's Nitro 5 is an affordable laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

You can adjust the fan speed yourself, but don't get too crazy there.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3192929/computers/acers-nitro-5-is-a-laptop-that-lets-casual-gamers-get-reckless.html

 

8 Notorious Russian Hackers Arrested in the Past 8 Years

Lesson learned by Russian cybercriminals: Don't go on vacation, it's bad for your freedom to scam.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/8-notorious-russian-hackers-arrested-in-the-past-8-years/d/d-id/1328861

 

iPhone users can now install the voice-enabled Google Assistant for iOS

Siri has new competition on its home turf, and Apple will certainly start feeling the heat.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3197365/ios/iphone-users-can-now-install-the-voice-enabled-google-assistant-for-ios.html

 

Telemarketers, debt collectors fight to bypass ringtone on cellphones

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/telemarketers-debt-collectors-fight-to-bypass-ringtone-on-cellphones/

 

How to Use Aerolite Theme for Window Borders and Title Bars Color in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7935-install-aerolite-theme-windows-10-a.html

 

Raspberry Pi is merging with a coding foundation

Together, Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo hope to reach 185,000 young people in more than 100 countries all over the planet.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/raspberry-pi-coderdojo-merge/

 

9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

From a webcam cover and laptop lock to a USB port blocker and an encrypted flash drive, here are some security- and privacy-centered gadgets you'll want to keep handy

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3193152/security/9-essential-tools-for-the-security-conscious-mobile-worker.html

 

One of the most useful features of your iPhone is hidden to the left of the home screen - here's how to use it

The widget panel is just to the left of your home screen

Tons of apps support widgets, but you might not know unless you look

We'll show you how to get going

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/04/how-to-use-iphone-widgets--swipe-right.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104507207&yptr=yahoo

 

13 PC Tools and Toolkits That Make Tinkering With Your Rig a Breeze

PC repairs and upgrades don't have to be a challenge; check out this list of great tools before you next tinker with your PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/13-pc-tools-and-toolkits-make-tinkering-your-rig-breeze

 

Manage Device Drivers in the Driver Store folder with DriverStore Explorer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/driver-store-folder-driverstore-explorer

 

Wi-Fi can now be used to photograph inside your home

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401695/wi-fi-can-now-be-used-to-photograph-inside-your-home

 

Not all fingerprint sensors are created equal — here's what to look for

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/not-fingerprint-sensors-created-equal-130000072.html

 

Moore's Law Is Ending... So, What's Next?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv_2C95cO6s

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Google Search Hacks

Thu Jun 8, 2017 8:52 am (PDT)

Limited time free download: "25 Google Search Hacks to Make Life Easier"
http://bit.ly/2sHHjVm

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Wed 938  6/7/2017

How Microsoft is redesigning Skype beyond the Snapchat generation

https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2017/06/01/microsoft-redesigning-skype-beyond-snapchat-generation/

 

Apple makes a play for the subcontinent, starts assembling iPhones in India

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-starting-assemble-iphones-india-134429563.html

 

How to import Apple Contacts to Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/import-apple-contacts-windows-10

 

My Best Windows 10 tablet and mobile games

Games are a great way to pass the time, burn off a little stress or escape from reality. The Windows 10 Store has a huge selection of games to choose from and we all have favorites or essentials that never seem to grow old.

https://www.windowscentral.com/my-best-windows-10-games

 

Worried you could be hit by WannaCry ransomware? This free tool could save your files

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401371/worried-you-could-be-hit-by-wannacry-ransomware-this-free-tool-could-save-your-files

 

World's thinnest hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi -- the future is more awesome than I expected!

https://www.cnet.com/news/worlds-thinnest-hologram-will-make-screen-size-irrelevant-rmit-researchers/

 

Forget flying cars and get ready for air taxis

You’ll never be George Jetson.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/forget-flying-cars-and-get-ready-for-air-taxis/

Eugene Kaspersky shrugs his shoulders at use of Windows XP. Amid the WannaCry deluge and security vendors offering their own postmortem, Eugene Kaspersky seems more concerned over why people are still running Windows XP.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/eugene-kaspersky-shrugs-his-shoulders-at-use-of-windows-xp/

 

The Pi Desktop kit transforms your Raspberry Pi into a stylish, SSD-powered mini-PC

Everything you need to transform the Rasberry Pi 3 into a low-powered HTPC.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3197985/computers/the-pi-desktop-kit-transforms-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-stylish-ssd-powered-mini-pc.html

 

Microsoft Fluent Design System Will Change the Look of Windows 10

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/microsoft-fluent-design-system-will-redesign-windows-10

 

Microsoft's Windows-Centered Ecosystem Bolstered by iOS and Android Work

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsofts-windows-centered-ecosystem-bolstered-ios-and-android-work

 

Edmodo confirms hackers breached its education platform, stole user data and hashed passwords

Details of 77 million students, teachers and parents are thought to be up for sale on the web.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/edmodo-hackers-breached-education-platform-stole-user-data-hashed-passwords/

 

5 Security Lessons WannaCry Taught Us the Hard Way

There is a lot more our industry should be doing to protect its systems and data from cyber blackmail.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/5-security-lessons-wannacry-taught-us-the-hard-way/d/d-id/1328914

 

Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing

Some macOS problems don't have an easy fix. This is one of them.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3189986/macs/why-readwrite-permissions-go-awry-with-macos-file-sharing.html

 

Google just revealed 4 new things the Google Home can do

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/google-just-revealed-4-things-181747926.html

 

Make Edge browser read out your eBooks in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/edge-read-books-windows-10

 

Best Affordable Printers

What is the best cheap printer you can buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cheap-printer

 

Artist uses MS Paint to illustrate his eBook with amazing results

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/400954/artist-uses-ms-paint-to-illustrate-his-ebook-with-amazing-results

 

Truly intelligent enemies could change the face of gaming

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/the-future-of-video-game-violence/

 

Bogus movie subtitles could let hackers take over your device, warn security researchers

Whole devices can be taken over by hackers exploiting a fragmented, community-driven subtitle ecosystem, in what researchers call "the most severe category of vulnerability".

http://www.zdnet.com/article/bogus-movie-subtitles-could-let-hackers-take-over-your-device-warn-security-researchers/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

Nvidia or AMD? High-end or low-end? No matter what you're looking for, our choices for the best video cards have you covered.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/components-graphics/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

AI Is Coming to Your Windows 10 Apps

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/microsoft-build-windows-10-adding-more-ai

 

Build 2017: Prepare for an Ecosystem of Devices Connected Through Windows

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/build-2017-prepare-ecosystem-devices-connected-through-windows

 

Cryptocurrency-mining malware has been using WannaCry's NSA exploit for weeks

How many threats are abusing this vulnerability!?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/cryptocurrency-mining-malware-using-wannacrys-nsa-exploit-weeks/

 

3 easy ways to make this allergy season less horrible

Tired of sneezing? Combine some tech and some smart home tips to fend off allergens.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/smart-ways-to-manage-your-allergies/

 

Don't Forget Basic Security Measures, Experts Say

Some security leaders argue there is little point in worrying about emerging threats when businesses can't defend against today's attacks.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/dont-forget-basic-security-measures-experts-say/d/d-id/1328909

 

How to use your iPhone or iPad as a wireless hotspot

The personal hotspot feature on your iOS device can bail you out when a broadband connection isn't available. Here's how to set it up.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3038882/ios/how-to-use-your-iphone-or-ipad-as-a-wireless-hotspot.html

 

Apple's New Campus Has Cutting-Edge Features That Will Amaze You

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-campus-cutting-edge-160836916.html

 

Manage Quarantined Items and Exclusions in Windows Defender Security Center

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-quarantined-exclusions-windows-defender-security-center

 

Best PC Monitors for Less Than $200

Looking for a new PC monitor but don't want to spend more than $200? Check these options out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-pc-monitors-under-200

 

Creepy list of things social media sites know about you

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401208/creepy-list-of-things-social-media-sites-know-about-you

 

Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content (updated)

The G7 Summit comments reportedly have Trump's support.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/theresa-may-G7-extremist-content/

 

From the Passport to the KEYone: Five reasons the QWERTY keyboard is the killer feature

Security has always been a focus for BlackBerry and remains an important aspect of its phones today. However, the physical keyboard is distinct and offers more than just a good time for reminiscing BlackBerry fans.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/from-the-passport-to-the-keyone-five-reasons-the-qwerty-keyboard-is-the-killer-feature/

 

How To Set Up Google Assistant's Little-Known And Super-Useful Shortcuts

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/05/23/how-to-set-up-google-assistants-little-known-and-super-useful-shortcuts/#252910555e32

 

New Malware Takes Over Your Mac: Here's What to Do

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/mac-malware-handbrake-proton-howto

 

How to Pin or Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/43979-pin-unpin-items-jump-lists-windows-10-a.html

 

SSA.GOV To Require Stronger Authentication

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/ssa-gov-to-require-stronger-authentication/

 

7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

If you spend most of your workday with Google's browser, you'll want to put these Chrome tips to work, so you can get more done in less time

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3191452/software/7-advanced-google-chrome-tips-and-tweaks-that-save-you-time.html

 

Android Users Fail to Run Latest OS Version

A study finds 98% of Android devices are not running the latest software version, according to a report released today by Zimperium.

http://www.darkreading.com/mobile/android-users-fail-to-run-latest-os-version/d/d-id/1328910

 

Ask the iTunes Guy: What to do when iTunes goes wild

Seeing strange things in your iTunes library? Kirk McElhearn has a fix.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3190889/software-entertainment/ask-the-itunes-guy-what-to-do-when-itunes-goes-wild.html

 

Enlist in the Android Army: A beginner’s guide to Android

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/enlist-android-army-beginner-guide-191508086.html

 

Appy Text is a Notepad app for Windows 10 available in the Windows Store

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/appy-text-notepad-app-windows-10

 

How to create a USB security key on Windows 10

How do you make your own USB security key?

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-usb-security-key-windows-10

 

YouTube TV adds 7 more streaming networks

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401113/youtube-tv-adds-7-more-streaming-networks

 

Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

When it's finished, it will airlift humanitarian aid when it's not being used as an "air yacht."

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/sergey-brin-s-secret-airship-will-deliver-aid-and-schlep-family/

 

Android Nougat: The smart person's guide

Learn what features and security enhancements Android Nougat has to offer, and why it's important, in this resource guide about the seventh iteration of the Android platform.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-7-0-nougat-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

Microsoft Partners Heed Mixed-Reality Call

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Partners-Heed-Mixed-Reality-Call-84572.html

 

How to Add a URL field to Your Windows 10 Taskbar

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/add-url-field-windows-10-taskbar

 

How to Turn On or Off Let Apps Sync with Wireless Devices in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85048-turn-off-let-apps-sync-wireless-devices-windows-10-a.html

 

Website Flaw Let True Health Diagnostics Users View All Medical Records

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/website-flaw-let-true-health-diagnostics-users-view-all-medical-records/

 

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3199125/microsoft-windows/top-30-free-apps-for-windows-10.html

 

All Generations, All Risks, All Contained: A How-To Guide

Organizations must have a security plan that considers all of their employees.

http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/all-generations-all-risks-all-contained-a-how-to-guide/a/d-id/1328883

 

Getting the best performance on your Mac between two networking methods

What to do if you're getting inconsistent Wi-Fi and Ethernet performance.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3189946/networking/getting-the-best-performance-on-your-mac-between-two-networking-methods.html

 

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge getting May Android security patch

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/galaxy-s7-s7-edge-getting-114031071.html

 

5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF8Ka8Jh0BQ

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Vladimir Putin Approves of "Patriotic Russian Hackers"

http://bit.ly/2r5f7d0

 

Phone Scam and Tech Fair (online)

Wed Jun 7,2017 7:53am (PDT

Phone Fraud is Bigger Than Ever

http://bit.ly/2r5miSH

 

Online Tech Fair June 8th

http://bit.ly/2qW0Cce

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Tue 937 6/6/2017

DocuSign admits hackers accessed its customer email database, sent out malware

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/docusign-admits-hackers-accessed-its-customer-email-database-sent-out-malware-18049.html#new_tab

 

Microsoft's 'Perfect Partner' For Mobile Is Apple

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/05/21/microsoft-planner-office-365-apple-iphone/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#44d0db0418db

 

Intel and AMD are going to war with next-gen CPUs

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/intel-amd-going-war-next-gen-cpus-192549200.html

 

Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

Opera 45 lets you easily share content with friends thanks to built-in messaging features.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3195775/software/opera-45-goes-social-with-sidebars-for-facebook-messenger-whatsapp-and-telegram.html

 

Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

The LG Stylo 2V, HTC One M9, and LG G5 are the latest smartphones to get an Android boost.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197442/android/android-device-updates-android-o-has-an-official-beta-and-nougat-hits-several-new-phones.html

 

There's an easy fix for WannaCry, if you haven't rebooted yet

It works if you're running Windows XP to Windows 7.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/wannacry-fix-hack-ransom-cybersecurity-researchers/

 

50 Google Play apps found containing info-stealing adware

The Android apps have been downloaded as many as 55 million times…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/50-google-play-apps-found-containing-info-stealing-adware/

 

How to install Windows 10 without a Microsoft Account

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-windows-10-local-account

 

Feren OS: A Linux Desktop Game-Changer

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Feren-OS-A-Linux-Desktop-Game-Changer-84541.html

 

Are Ultrasonic Beacons Tracking You?

http://askbobrankin.com/are_ultrasonic_beacons_tracking_you.html

 

Is Windows 10 S enough to beat Google's Chromebooks?

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-s-enough-beat-googles-chromebooks

 

How to Import Chrome or Firefox bookmarks into Edge

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/import-chrome-firefox-bookmarks-to-edge

 

Global ransomware attack may be bigger than hackers intended

https://www.yahoo.com/news/global-ransomware-attack-may-bigger-172639746.html

 

Trojan malware infests official HandBrake for Mac downloads

Mac users who downloaded the app earlier this month may have their computers infected with the Proton Trojan program.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3195080/security/supply-chain-attack-hits-mac-users-of-handbrake-video-converter-app.html

 

How Google Assistant, Home, and Lens will completely change the way you search

Google I/O may not have revealed any new hardware, but it did introduce a plethora of ways to integrate Google into everything we do.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197690/google-services/how-google-assistant-home-and-lens-will-completely-change-the-way-you-search.html

 

Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops

Apple and others are lobbying against "right to repair" bills in at least two states.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/tech-companies-are-trying-to-crush-mom-and-pop-repair-shops/

 

Microsoft: WannaCry outbreak reveals why governments shouldn't hoard vulnerabilities

Why stockpile when you could help fix, the tech giant wonders…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/microsoft-wannacry-outbreak-reveals-governments-shouldnt-hoard-vulnerabilities/

 

Address Bar, Change Font & other new features in Registry Editor on Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/address-bar-change-font-registry-editor

 

Google's New Mobile OS Will Have a Distinctly Non-Linux Hue

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Googles-New-Mobile-OS-Will-Have-a-Distinctly-Non-Linux-Hue-84535.html

 

Beware of This Clever New Scam

http://askbobrankin.com/beware_of_this_clever_new_scam.html

 

Google working to fix Chrome flaw that could allow credential theft on Windows

A new flaw has been discovered in Google Chrome which could allow malicious actors to steal credentials on Windows PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/google-working-fix-chrome-flaw-could-allow-credential-theft-windows

 

How to Change the Name of Your Wi-Fi Network

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/change-router-name

 

AMD’s 16-core Threadripper is not a myth, release confirmed for summer

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/amd-r9-threadripper-could-most-181300371.html

 

Why Apple’s laptops could use a little less innovation at the moment

Apple should take a cue from Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop and focus on speed, not gimmicks.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3194884/macs/why-apples-laptops-could-use-a-little-less-innovation-at-the-moment.html

 

Tim Cook is testing a new Apple Watch device that monitors his blood sugar levels

Apple wants to develop the "holy grail" in diabetes: non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197691/wearables/tim-cook-is-testing-a-new-apple-watch-device-that-monitors-his-blood-sugar-monitor.html

 

LastPass will store two-factor codes alongside your passwords

Hey, that's pretty handy.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/lastpass-two-factor-code-storage/

 

5 Big Trends From Google I/O 2017

Google I/O 2017 was a continued transformation of the company, from machine learning to greater control of Android. Here's what we learned at the show.

http://www.pcmag.com/article/353791/5-big-trends-from-google-i-o-2017

 

Application Installation Control feature in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/application-installation-control-windows-10

 

The IoT's Scramble to Combat Botnets

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/The-IoTs-Scramble-to-Combat-Botnets-84523.html

 

Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/samsung-stretchable-oled-screen,news-25128.html

 

Microsoft accidentally teases new 'Control Center' feature for Windows 10

Microsoft accidentally teased the existence of a new "Control Center" in the works for Windows 10. Here's a first look.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-accidently-teases-new-control-center-feature-works-windows-10

 

How to Cast Video from Chrome Browser and Other Apps

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/cast-video-from-chrome-browser

 

Apple reportedly planning upgraded MacBooks in response to Microsoft's Surface Laptop

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/pre-orders-ready-apple-could-211839106.html

 

Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

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

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

 

These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

These are the twelve Android apps that Google saw fit to honor in 2017.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197480/mobile/these-12-android-apps-won-the-2017-google-play-awards.html

 

Virtual reality app to teach road safety to children

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39892030

 

Apple users advised to update their software now, as new security patches released

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/05/16/apple-users-advised-update-software-now-new-security-patches-released/#new_tab

 

How to Pause, Delay, Defer Windows Updates up to 365 days in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/delay-defer-feature-updates-365-days-windows-10

 

Want a Raspberry Pi-powered PC? This $50 case turns the Pi into a desktop

Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell has released the Pi Desktop, a case that offers most of what you need to build a Pi-based PC.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/want-a-raspberry-pi-powered-pc-this-case-turns-the-pi-into-a-desktop/

 

What Is Google Chromecast?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/what-is-google-chromecast,news-17637.html

 

Big OneNote for Windows 10 update adds smattering of useful features

https://www.windowscentral.com/big-onenote-windows-10-update-adds-smattering-useful-features

 

Why Doesn't the Surface Laptop Have USB Type-C?

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/microsoft-usb-type-c-surface-laptop

 

Google's new visual recognition app can identify flowers you don't know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googles-new-visual-recognition-software-can-identify-flowers-dont-know-185333646.html

 

Google is getting a lot more family friendly

http://mashable.com/2017/05/23/google-family-photos-keep/

 

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don't look wacky

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/19/microsoft-reveals-prototype-augmented-reality-glasses-that-dont-look-wacky.html

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Amazon discounts Chromebooks and more for today only

Amazon discounts Chromebooks and more for today only

INSIDE GOOGLE’S GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO SHUT DOWN PHISHING

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/inside-googles-global-campaign-shut-phishing

 

Don’t buy the Chromebook Pro until Google fixes a critical bug

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/cd1df442-5547-37e9-8567-52b40df280bb/don%E2%80%99t-buy-the-chromebook-pro.html

 

5 huge announcements from Google (No. 3 changes everything!)

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401161/5-huge-announcements-from-google-no-3-changes-everything

 

We Decide What Missing Windows 10 Features Should Be Revived And Why

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/we-decide-what-missing-windows-10-features-should-be-revived-and-why

 

The FAA's drone database encounters turbulence

You know how you're supposed to register your drone if it weighs more than 0.55 lbs? Well, that may change.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-faa-drone-database-encounters-turbulence/

 

How to Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21454-turn-off-hard-disk-after-idle-windows-10-a.html

 

WannaCry Hit Windows 7 Machines Most

More than 95% of all of the infected machines were running Windows 7, according to Kaspersky Lab data.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/wannacry-hit-windows-7-machines-most/d/d-id/1328934

 

Did a mysterious Lost & Found folder just appear on your Mac? It could mean trouble

If you can't empty that folder, beware!

http://www.macworld.com/article/3195902/macs/did-a-mysterious-lost-found-folder-just-appear-on-your-mac-it-could-mean-trouble.html

 

A to Z of night photography

Follow our tips to become a creative night photographer

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/night-photography-tips-9-essential-steps-for-beginners-1320947

 

More Cortana-powered devices are on the way from HP and Intel

https://www.windowscentral.com/more-cortana-powered-devices-are-way-hp-and-intel

 

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub

The latest Ambi Climate comes with a nicer look, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/ambi-climate-2-air-conditioner-sensor-remote-hub/

 

This ingenious iPhone hack uses a hidden AirPod feature that'll blow your mind

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/ingenious-iphone-hack-uses-hidden-112645426.html

 

560 million passwords leaked online - Change your logins now!

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401167/560-million-passwords-leaked-online-change-your-logins-now

 

A Closer Look at the OneDrive Files On-Demand Feature for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

http://winsupersite.com/onedrive/closer-look-onedrive-files-demand-feature-windows-10-fall-creators-update

 

Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

So far, Google's AR program has taken 2 million kids to the coral reefs and space.

https://www.cnet.com/news/googles-superpower-for-teachers-ar-and-vr/

 

How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html

 

Chinese Man Pleads Guilty to Espionage, Theft from US Firm

Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang pleaded guilty to economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from his former employer in the US.

http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/chinese-man-pleads-guilty-to-espionage-theft-from-us-firm/d/d-id/1328921

 

How to use TinkerTool System 5 to set folder permissions in macOS

There’s a utility that can help you with shared folders and access.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3196071/software-utilities/how-to-use-tinkertool-system-5-to-set-folder-permissions-in-macos.html

 

The best Kodi add-ons and how to install them

The best Kodi add-ons to enhance your viewing experience

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/the-best-add-ons-for-the-kodi-media-player-and-how-to-install-them-1329170

 

Best Inkjet Printers

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-inkjet-printers-scan-and-print-all-things

 

Microsoft's new Surface Pen should feel more like writing on paper

It's reportedly the 'fastest pen ever.'

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/microsoft-surface-pen/

 

Simple things you can do to protect against ransomware attacks

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/simple-things-protect-against-ransomware-attacks-121604392--abc-news-topstories.html

 

Check whether your email account has been hacked

http://www.komando.com/tips/386048/check-whether-your-email-account-has-been-hacked/all

 

10 Google Assistant features that save you time

It's time to get over it and just start talking to your phone, because certain tasks are much faster with Google's digital aide.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3195604/android/10-google-assistant-features-that-save-you-time.html

 

Breach at Sabre Corp.’s Hospitality Unit

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/05/breach-at-sabre-corp-s-hospitality-unit/

 

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

 

Researcher Creates Tool to Unlock WannaCry-Infected Windows XP Files

A security researcher appears to have discovered a flaw in WannaCry that may provide Windows XP victims of the attack with a way to unlock their files.

http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/researcher-creates-tool-to-unlock-wannacry-infected-windows-xp-files/d/d-id/1328916

 

WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/wannacry-surprisingly-avoided-old-versions-microsofts-windows.html

 

How to Check Traffic Conditions in Windows Maps

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/check-traffic-conditions-windows-maps

 

Best Monitors Larger Than 30 Inches

What is the best monitor that's bigger than 30 inches?

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-monitors-over-30-inches

 

ICYMI: World's largest wind farm gets rolling

It produces so much wind power that Storm is jealous of its ability.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/icymi-worlds-largest-wind-farm-gets-rolling/

 

'The Machine' is a newfangled computer that's unlike any other in the world

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/machine-newfangled-computer-thats-unlike-160200685.html

 

Another cyberattack spreading and it's worse than WannaCry

http://www.komando.com/happening-now/401062/another-cyberattack-spreading-and-its-worse-than-wannacry

 

Here's how Windows 10's rapid release works, and looks

Timelines multiply like rabbits, roll-outs come fast and furious

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3198468/microsoft-windows/heres-how-windows-10s-rapid-release-works-and-looks.html

 

Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/04/blind-trust-in-email-could-cost-you-your-home/

 

Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

PCWorld | May 19, 2017

 

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

http://www.infoworld.com/video/77737/windows-mixed-reality-vs-hololens

 

Deconstructing the 2016 Yahoo Security Breach

One good thing about disasters is that we can learn from them and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Here are five lessons that the Yahoo breach should have taught us.

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/deconstructing-the-2016-yahoo-security-breach-/a/d-id/1328866

 

Google's spreadsheet editor Sheets gets more machine learning features

New Explore function will allow users to create charts from their spreadsheet data using a simple natural language query.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/googles-spreadsheet-editor-sheets-gets-more-machine-learning-features/

 

Help Me, LAPTOP! Will an SSD Improve My Budget Laptop?

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/help-me-ssd-upgrade-budget-laptop

 

How to control Kodi using your browser

If you need to access your Kodi media system remotely you can use a web browser.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-control-kodi-through-web-browser

 

Huawei’s first laptop is a MacBook clone in looks alone

The MateBook X has a few key differences.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/23/huawei-matebook-x-hands-on/

 

Delta Wants To Replace Human Check-In Agents With Facial Recognition Kiosks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-wants-replace-human-check-210030899.html

 

How to protect Samba from the SambaCry exploit

If you make use of a Linux server to share out directories and files, you'll want to make sure you do everything you can to prevent the likes of SambaCry. Here are a few tips.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-samba-from-the-likes-of-the-sambacry-exploit/

 

5 More Computer Viruses You Really Don't Want to Get

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wopM3A3tyTw

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Scam Alert from CyberHeist News

Sat Jun 3, 2017 10:47 pm (PDT)

SCAM ALERT: This just in from KnowBe4, the publishers of the CyberHeist News.
"Here is a reminder that you need to be alert for fake emails that look like they come from your local police or State Dept of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) claiming you have a traffic violation. At the moment, there is a local scam in New York that falsely states you have
outstanding violations you need to either pay for or refute, and if you don't your license will be revoked. This scam may spread to the
rest of America soon. Remember that citations are never emailed with links in them, or sent out with an email attachment, and report scams
like this to your local police department."

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Microsoft mistakenly releases dev build that crashes phones and computers

https://thenextweb.com/tech/2017/06/02/microsoft-mistakenly-releases-dev-build-crashes-phones-computers/

 

Five nightmarish attacks that show the risks of IoT security

The Internet of Things is not going away -- and neither are the attacks that exploit device vulnerabilities. Here are five incidents that illustrate what users and device developers need to do to prevent breaches.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/5-nightmarish-attacks-that-show-the-risks-of-iot-security/

 

Free PDF download: Cybersecurity in an IoT and mobile world

This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic examines the evolving landscape of cybersecurity as mobile and IoT become indispensable tools in the enterprise. Download it as a free PDF ebook.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/free-pdf-download-cybersecurity-in-an-iot-and-mobile-world/

 

New Windows 10 PCs will run on Qualcomm chips, but Intel ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/windows-10-pcs-run-qualcomm-170200074.html

 

Get ready for new Apple laptops next month

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ready-apple-laptops-next-month-180515204.html

 

What to do when iCloud Storage is obviously empty but Apple says it isn’t

It’s a common problem with no clear resolution.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3196028/storage/what-to-do-when-icloud-storage-is-obviously-empty-but-apple-says-it-isnt.html

 

All websites must move to HTTPS: Here’s the reasons why

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/websites-must-move-to-https

 

American special forces open a drone hacker lab

The military wants a new wave of robotic fliers to deal with modern threats.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/20/us-special-operations-drone-hacker-lab/

 

Play Android games on Windows with BlueStacks App Player

Emulate a smartphone on your PC

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/play-android-games-on-windows-with-bluestacks-app-player

 

Kodi is a full on Windows Store success story

https://www.windowscentral.com/kodi-full-windows-store-success-story

 

Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible

The changes apply to every version except the Win32 desktop.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197418/windows/microsoft-redesigns-onenote-ui-to-make-it-more-universally-accessible.html

 

The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals Right Now (I occasionally get refurbs without problems)

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-refurbished-laptop-deals

 

Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

The hacking group claims it will launch in June a subscription-based monthly dump of compromised data

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3196836/malware/shadow-brokers-threaten-to-release-even-more-nsa-sourced-malware.html

 

Samsung is prepping to release updated models of its Galaxy Note 7 phones, and they could be the best bargain of the year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-prepping-release-updated-models-161041226.html

 

How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs

Step-by-step directions on connecting Macs to a shared hard drive for backup.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3192942/macs/how-to-set-up-an-external-drive-as-a-time-machine-destination-for-multiple-macs.html

 

How to delay or defer installation of Windows 10 Creators Update

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/delay-defer-installation-windows-10-creators-update

 

Apple doesn't always expunge deleted notes older than 30 days

A security firm has managed to recover deleted notes as old as a couple of years.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/20/apple-doesnt-always-delete-old-icloud-notes/

 

8 sure signs Android Oreo is the name at Google IO 2017

This just has to be what Google calls Android O

http://www.techradar.com/news/android-oreo-name-what-is-it-called

 

Best Barebones PC

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-barebones-pcs

 

Goodbye cable; hello gigabit broadband

Our consumer blogger finally cuts the cord and installs ultra-fast broadband. Here’s what he learned.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3197371/broadband/goodbye-cable-hello-gigabit-broadband.html

 

Apple May Unveil Revamped iPad Pro in June

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/10-5-inch-ipad-pro-reveal

 

How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

Microsoft has released MS17-010 and other patches to block worms like WannaCry. Here are the key details

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3196825/microsoft-windows/how-to-make-sure-your-windows-pc-wont-get-hit-by-ransomware-like-wannacrypt.html

 

How to make your iPhone 7 Plus last almost three days per charge

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-7-plus-last-almost-three-days-per-144837869.html

 

Want to recover a FileVault-encrypted drive without a recovery key? You’re out of luck

One of the downsides of protecting your data from others is how easy it is to lose it all.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3192941/security/want-to-recover-a-filevault-encrypted-drive-without-a-recovery-key-youre-out-of-luck.html

 

How to find, identify & subscribe to favorite YouTube channels

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/identify-subscribe-youtube-channels

 

You don't have to register personal drones with the FAA anymore

Owners won't have to file their non-commercial UAVs...for now.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/dont-need-register-personal-drones-with-faa-anymore/

 

Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/249628-microsoft-set-unveil-new-surface-pro-no-usb-c-thunderbolt-support?i10c.referrer=

 

Microsoft says Cortana now has more than 141 million monthly users

One way or another, there are a lot of people using Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant.

https://www.windowscentral.com/cortana-now-has-over-141-million-users-every-month

 

How to Save Costs by Upgrading an Older Mac Rather than Buying a New Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-costs-by-upgrade-older-mac/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15052017

 

How to Blacklist Apps That Aren't in the Windows Store

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/blacklist-apps-not-from-windows-store

 

HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

The Conexant audio driver logs all keystrokes on certain HP machines and publishes them to a file in the Public folder

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3196125/data-security/on-hp-computers-check-for-the-conexant-keylogger-called-mictray.html

 

You're Definitely Going to Want to Turn This Creepy iPhone Feature Off ASAP

https://www.yahoo.com/style/apos-definitely-going-want-turn-190604455.html

 

Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

http://www.macworld.com/video/77035/windows-10-privacy-how-to-disable-the-location-features

 

Things to do before downloading Windows 10 Creators Update

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/things-to-do-before-downloading-windows-10-creators-update

 

Apple blames third-party batteries for exploding Beats headphones

The company is refusing to replace a set of headphones that exploded on a flight to Australia.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/19/apple-blames-third-party-batteries-for-exploding-beats-headphone/

 

Next-Gen Laptop Materials: Aluminum Alloy vs. Magnesium Alloy vs. Carbon Fiber

https://www.howtogeek.com/307165/next-gen-laptop-materials-aluminum-alloy-vs-magnesium-alloy-vs-carbon-fiber/

 

Why Microsoft's Windows 10 S should be free

With the recent announcement of Windows 10 S, we can't help but wonder if Microsoft should make the new version of the OS something more than it currently is.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-should-make-windows-10-s-free-use-version-windows

 

How to Schedule Websites to Open at a Certain Time and Date

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-websites-open-at-certain-time/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15052017

 

How to Find the Time it Takes a Program to Load at Windows 10 Startup

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/find-windows-10-program-load-time

 

Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

With Microsoft offering 243 security patches and a mass of nonsecurity updates, the clamor for patching clarity continues

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3195356/patch-management/microsofts-latest-patches-bring-many-windows-and-office-fixes-and-lots-of-confusion.html

 

Apple to discontinue iPad mini as device gets squeezed from both ends

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-discontinue-ipad-mini-device-gets-squeezed-both-140202130.html

 

What Happens When You Get Shot, Tuning Up Sluggish Macs, and How to Introduce Yourself to Dogs

https://lifehacker.com/what-happens-when-you-get-shot-tuning-up-sluggish-macs-1794973455

 

DJI Will Cripple Your Drone if You Don't Register It on the Company's Website

https://gizmodo.com/dji-will-cripple-your-drone-if-you-dont-register-it-on-1795427600

 

How Hackers Hack, and How To Stop Them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCY0bDtRxzM

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