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Sat 948  6/17/2017

Privacy & Security

75% of health orgs live below cybersecurity poverty line

Kaiser Permanente chief technology risk officer shared predictions for 2017 and touches on the security issues likely to persist into 2018 at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/75-health-orgs-live-below-cybersecurity-poverty-line

 

How to upgrade your system BIOS using FreeDOS

Upgrading your BIOS can seem tricky for free software users, but it doesn't have to be.

https://opensource.com/article/17/6/upgrade-bios-freedos?sc_cid=70160000000gz65AAA

 

Need a phone until the new iPhone release? This model is under $200 right now

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2017/06/01/need-a-phone-until-the-new-iphone-release-this-model-is-under-200-right-now/102394168/#

 

Everything You Need To Know About Bluetooth 5

https://www.maketecheasier.com/everything-about-bluetooth-5/

 

How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)

https://www.howtogeek.com/210921/how-to-disable-your-webcam-and-why-you-should/

 

Here's Which Android Phones Get Regular Security Updates

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/android-security-update-list,news-25221.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170603-tg

 

Absolute best apps for your Android

http://www.komando.com/tips/402457/absolute-best-apps-for-your-android?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-14-article-title

 

The Best Windows Tablets of 2017

Useful at home or work, a Windows tablet can be a more portable and versatile alternative to a laptop. Check out our buying tips, as well as our latest top-rated reviews.

http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/310159/the-best-windows-tablets?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

How to Fix: IAStorDataMgrSvc High CPU Usage

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10124/how-fix-iastordatamgrsvc-high-cpu-usage

 

Gaming laptops are about to get a whole lot thinner thanks to NVIDIA's Max-Q tech

NVIDIA has managed to cram a GTX 1080 into a gaming laptop that's just 18mm thick.

https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming-laptops-are-about-get-whole-lot-thinner-thanks-nvidias-max-q-tech

 

Phablets are the Future of Smartphones

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/117334/phablets-future-smartphones-premium?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8HpqnnB_16zFJOTDeEAe6LMCnfGzcnaHiA1gnY4d-GMl7GZrNXDulSVtDTQUeEXu5oaP0CKr6uw7iw3gWkiIkkNBnRYA&_hsmi=52630425

 

Thecus Announces $130 and $200 NAS Applicances For Home Users

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/thecus-n2350-n4350-nas-home,34587.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170602-th

 

Sling TV Expands Cloud DVR “First Look” to Apple TV Users

http://www.worldstart.com/sling-tv-expands-cloud-dvr-first-look-to-apple-tv-users/

 

Against a Rising Tide, Most Mid-Market Orgs Aren't Ready for Ransomware

A ransomware attack puts a range of things at risk, including revenue, reputation, viability and jobs. Yet despite its rising prevalence, most businesses, especially those in the mid-market, aren’t prepared to face the threat.  

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/most-midmarket-orgs-ransomware/

 

Samsung’s about to launch a new version of the Galaxy S8

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/samsung-launch-version-galaxy-s8-164808412.html

 

How to Enable Chrome Extensions in Incognito Mode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-chrome-extensions-incognito-mode/

 

Why You Shouldn’t Download DLL Files from the Internet

https://www.howtogeek.com/279382/why-you-shouldnt-download-dll-files-from-the-internet/

 

Smart TVs: Everything You Need to Know

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/smart-tv-faq,review-2111.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170603-tg

 

Use this tool on your smartphone to prevent distracted driving

http://www.komando.com/tips/400922/use-this-tool-on-your-smartphone-to-prevent-distracted-driving?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-14-article-title

 

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/347136/hidden-tricks-inside-windows-10?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_1718531

 

Patch Your PC: Yet Another Massive Exploit Discovered

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10122/patch-your-pc-yet-another-massive-exploit-discovered

 

How to stream on Mixer with FTL

Mixer's latest streaming technology is promising sub-second latency and you can try it out right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-stream-mixer-ftl

 

Surface Devices Are Not Vulnerable to Intel AMT Exploit

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/117346/surface-devices-not-vulnerable-intel-amt-exploit?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9eZy2GYOKVWE0X1WQJ1xYpRjZsh-O-9h6_fCxsIpRO-uocFkxrHWO_6hOpxLERyAKLFzY5nm8II55hswlO4QoKRM5z0Q&_hsmi=52630425

 

A Closer Look at Nvidia Max-Q

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-max-q-gaming-laptops,34610.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170602-th

 

Missing A Message? Check Your Focused Inbox

http://www.worldstart.com/missing-a-message-check-your-focused-inbox/print

 

Cifas: 66% of Fraud is Now Online

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cifas-66-of-fraud-is-now-cyber/

 

Our Data Could Be The Biggest Monopoly Ever

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/data-could-biggest-monopoly-ever-192810877.html

 

The Best Spotify Alternatives for Music Streaming

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-spotify-alternatives/

 

How to See Other Devices Logged in to Your Google Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/279518/how-to-see-other-devices-logged-in-to-your-google-account/

 

Your Guide to Cable TV Cord-Cutting

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/cord-cutting-guide,news-17928.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170603-tg

 

Tech News This Morning - Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

WATCH NOW: Apple computers at risk, Verizon buys Yahoo and Drones could save your life

http://videos.komando.com/watch/12334/tech-news-this-morning-tech-news-this-morning-wednesday-june-14th-2017?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-14-video-a

 

14 High-Tech Cities You'll Want to Call Home

Silicon Valley and New York aren't the only places that can help launch a high-tech career.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/323932/14-high-tech-cities-you-ll-want-to-call-home?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 54.0 Now Available for Download

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

 

Here's what FreeNAS network storage is and what it can do for you

Here's what FreeNAS is and why you may want to consider using it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/heres-what-freenas-is-and-what-it-can-do

 

Why Apple's Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker Could Be the Biggest Announcement at WWDC

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14154817/1/why-apple-s-siri-powered-smart-home-speaker-could-be-the-biggest-announcement-at-wwdc.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Zotac Debuts New Mini, Pocket, Desktop PCs At Computex

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/zotac-mini-pocket-desktop-computex,34634.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170602-th

 

How Can I Access My Hard Drive?

http://www.worldstart.com/how-can-i-access-my-hard-drive/print

 

SLocker Android Ransomware Resurfaces in Undetectable Form

Famous for infecting thousands of Android mobile devices in 2016, SLocker is mobile ransomware used to hold employees’ personal and corporate data hostage. Yet many researchers thought its day was over—until a recent resurgence was detected.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/slocker-android-ransomware/

 

The most interesting details about Essential's Phone are yet to come

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-interesting-details-essentials-phone-173451590.html

 

Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Processor Delivers Eighteen Cores of Pure Computing Power

https://www.maketecheasier.com/intels-core-i9-delivers-18-cores/

 

How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

https://www.howtogeek.com/280699/how-to-take-a-good-portrait-photo/

 

How Google Chrome's Ad Blocker Will Work

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-chrome-ad-blocker,news-24928.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170603-tg

 

3 settings to check on your phone right now

http://www.komando.com/tips/403803/3-settings-to-check-on-your-phone-right-now?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-14-article-title

 

The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Whether you want something with a cool design for your living room, or a waterproof model that can float in the pool, these are our top-performing wireless speakers.

http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/310033/the-best-bluetooth-speakers?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

[Software Update] CCleaner 5.31 Now Available for Download

http://www.askvg.com/ccleaner-freeware-system-optimization-and-privacy-tool/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Why the new Surface Pro's fanless Core i5 is both a serious processor and a great option

The new fanless Core i5 Surface Pro has a real dual-core processor in it. Let's break down why this is a not a Core-M marketing ploy.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-surface-pro-fanless-core-i5-serious-cpu

 

Why Apple's Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker Could Be the Biggest Announcement at WWDC

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14154817/1/why-apple-s-siri-powered-smart-home-speaker-could-be-the-biggest-announcement-at-wwdc.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Hyundai Sapphire Low-Cost SSD Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hyundai-sapphire-ssd,4948.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170602-th

 

Mt Everest in 3D

http://www.worldstart.com/mt-everest-in-3d/print

 

What’s a Good Password? NIST says One that hasn’t been stolen

https://securityledger.com/2017/05/whats-a-good-password-nist-says-one-that-hasnt-been-stolen/

 

Using Android? These are the most secure phones according to Google

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/using-android-most-secure-phones-111702621.html

 

6 Ways You Can Use Microsoft Office for Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-microsoft-office-for-free/

 

Microsoft ‘Millennializes’ Skype With Big Changes to the UI

https://www.petri.com/microsoft-millennializes-skype-big-changes-ui?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8lgIaBS2SE_Pn523Ym9XCQKxoFbaK94iMqhs7gK9P1VRoIptS8RqlWH6KHlKOgscz5eOJRGsH9HtAnacXiWeQUHXo9iA&_hsmi=52630425

 

Court Forces Verizon to Fix Critical Infrastructure in Pennsylvania

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/250505-verizon-pennsylvania-union-court-copper?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

SECURITY NEWS THIS WEEK: MICROSOFT’S PATCHING OLD VERSIONS OF WINDOWS BECAUSE THINGS ARE THAT BAD

https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-windows-xp-security-patch/

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Re. FYI #947  (Fri 6/16/2017):

Analysis Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anything

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-lexmark-supreme-court-20170531-story.html

   This is the case of Right to Tinker. This is totally separate from the pending Right To Repair proposals. This ruling does not make it legal to reverse-engineer hardware or software to fit a purpose not intended by the manufacturer. And it does not give repair shops the right to repair products if they are not "authorized repair shops". But it does allow for remanufactured printer ink and toner cartridges to be sold. And it does make ink cartridge refill kits legal. 

   Not that I would buy any of these -- I don't trust refilled cartridges to produce high-quality printouts or to avoid damaging my print heads. Both issues have been reported if cartridges are reused. 

   Discounts for returning the original cartridge after one use probably do not offset the lower prices of remanufactured cartridges, in my own quick survey of street prices online. 

 

Essential? Maybe So

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/117175/essential-maybe-so?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9bykQ-vlrB9jxRQPWPq8bMKokwgFxrOq3I5B3Ao_6AFihbC7L8aH7SO3MjCO3D2W4XeP8siic0Nb0lQqo0yh-aoUm9qw&_hsmi=52567706

   "Roger Ramjet" in the Comments nailed it: No phone costing $700 is "Essential", sorry. I paid one-third this much for my Moto G4, and I am reasonably satisfied with the phone. Yeah, it came with some built-in apps which could be removed. And it uses the Google Play Store. So what? 

   My phone gets all the current Android N updates. The interface and screen quality are gorgeous, and even when my eyes are fatigued or I am stressed out in traffic, I can still read the screen, except in the very brightest daylight. The touch response is nearly ideal, and the screen size is large enough to avoid "fat finger" syndrome when typing.

   As for fingerprint reader security -- that is not secure in any form or place on any phone.

 

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES THAT WINDOWS 10 S WILL NOT RUN LINUX APPS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/microsoft-announces-windows-10-s-will-not-run-linux-apps/

   This was expected. For the same reason that most web browsers won't run on Win 10 S -- the coding accesses the OS kernel and related hardware features directly. Win 10 S tries to avoid letting third parties do that. If you want a real OS, upgrade to Pro or the rumored Workstation Edition. 

 

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250471-kaspersky-accuses-microsoft-unfairly-disabling-antivirus?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

   As long as your account reconnects and you don't get charged twice, no third party antivirus should be left in place when doing what used to be called an upgrade. This would conflict with the upgrade process, as antivirus products can "protect" system kernel level files from being changed. As the article notes, Kaspersky is hardly alone in this issue. 

 

Intel's tiny Compute Card will start shipping in August

https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-tiny-compute-card-will-start-shipping-august

   The specs on these tiny things rival some tablet PCs! This is really getting into the small and mighty realm. And remember, these "compute cards" are designed to be only sub-units of devices or appliances. I wonder what the future holds for our everyday world with these things all over the place?

 

Restoring Backed-Up Photos

http://www.worldstart.com/restoring-backup/print

   One other possibility -- it has been reported that USB external devices sometimes are not recognized in Windows 10 under some circumstances. This is often a driver issue, but there can be other issues. Device (Disk) Manager sometimes will see the drive, but won't assign it a drive letter. Thus, the devices are "mounting" correctly, but not being assigned drive letters by the Windows Shell. So you have to go in there (Disk Manager) and do it manually. After that things should "stick". Rarely, the formatting is not recognized. This happens in some exFAT and FAT-32 formatted external drives, but only rarely. Seagate is notorious for these sorts of non-reading USB drives issues. So are some cheaper Flash Drives, not the name-brand ones.

 

External drive died? Your data may still be easy to recover

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3186439/storage/external-drive-died-your-data-may-still-be-easy-to-recover.html

   I have never seen any of my external drives fail. But if one did, I usually keep more than one copy of important files on more than one external drive. It is very unlikely for two drives to fail on the same day.

 

Cyber Security: “We have met the enemy and it is us.”

https://blog.knowbe4.com/we-have-met-the-enemy-and-it-is-us

   That quote from the Pogo cartoon strips was about the environment, not about security.

 

The Facebook Safety Rule Parents Break Every Day

http://www.worldstart.com/the-facebook-safety-rule-parents-break-every-day/print

   All that being said, a youngster can safely participate in a family Facebook Page, under proper supervision. And having seen some of the stupid, hurtful and downright reckless things some teens and twenty-somethings have posted, it would appear that thirteen may not be old enough for the minimum age cutoff. Maybe also a breathalyzer test before logging in?

 

From My Own Reading:

Q&A: How TiVo’s CIO manages disparate mobile platforms

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3200200/mobile-device-management/qa-how-tivos-cio-manages-disparate-mobile-platforms.html

   This is about Enterprises and how they are managing user and company provided devices on their corporate networks. The term TiVo in the title originally caught my eye, but the article is a fascinating read.

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Comments by -- Joe Nowak

Ways CyberCriminals Get to your system

Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 pm (PDT

3 Ways Cybercriminals Exploit Social Media

http://bit.ly/2rBAG66

 

Latest edition of CyberHeist News

Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:10 pm (PDT

CyberheistNews Vol 7 #25 [ALERT] New Fileless, Code-Injecting Ransomware Bypasses Antivirus

http://bit.ly/2sR90hB

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Fri 947  6/16/2017

Analysis Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anything

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-lexmark-supreme-court-20170531-story.html

 

Google adds security features to Gmail

Using a dedicated machine learning model, Google is delaying a small fraction of Gmail messages for more thorough phishing analysis.

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/google-adds-security-features-to-gmail/

 

Microsoft has finally beaten Apple’s legendary keyboard design

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/microsoft-finally-beaten-apple-legendary-keyboard-design-214604974.html

 

Essential? Maybe So

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/117175/essential-maybe-so?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9bykQ-vlrB9jxRQPWPq8bMKokwgFxrOq3I5B3Ao_6AFihbC7L8aH7SO3MjCO3D2W4XeP8siic0Nb0lQqo0yh-aoUm9qw&_hsmi=52567706

 

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES THAT WINDOWS 10 S WILL NOT RUN LINUX APPS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/microsoft-announces-windows-10-s-will-not-run-linux-apps/

 

How to Tweak Your Tiles in Windows 10

Here's how to make your Windows 10 tiled screen look and work better for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/351216/how-to-tweak-your-tiles-in-windows-10?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

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

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

 

Software Discovery

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/page/4/

 

Pinboard – Never Lose Bookmarks Again

Pinboard allows you to save bookmarks once and use them across multiple machines, operating systems, browsers, and devices.

https://askleo.com/pinboard-never-lose-bookmarks/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IidsHfTPF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170613&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

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

 

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/250495-hp-omen-accelerator-external-gpu-ssd-gigabit-ethernet-laptop-gaming?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) Builds Changelog

http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-redstone3-rs3-changelog/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

How to build a Raspberry Pi-based desktop PC

Build your own under-$100 desktop Linux PC with Raspberry Pi; just don’t expect it to be a true PC

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3197924/open-source-tools/how-to-build-a-raspberry-pi-based-desktop-pc.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=ifw_nlt_infoworld_open_source_2017-05-31&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Linux%20Report%202017-05-31&utm_term=infoworld_open_source

 

After Massive Phishing Attack, Google Improves Gmail Security

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-improves-gmail-security,34595.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170601-th

 

How to ditch Microsoft Edge as your default PDF reader on Windows 10

Does Microsoft Edge keep opening your PDF files even when you've installed another PDF application? In this guide, we'll show you the steps to fix this issue.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-ditch-microsoft-edge-your-default-pdf-reader-windows-10

 

Misguided Driving: 3 Smartphone Habits to Quit Behind the Wheel

http://www.worldstart.com/misguided-driving-3-smartphone-habits-to-quit-behind-the-wheel/

 

How to get Android Auto in your car (and why you want to!)

http://www.komando.com/tips/397090/how-to-get-android-auto-in-your-car-and-why-you-want-to?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-07-article-title

 

Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/firefox-finally-unveils-faster-more-142200487.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

Microsoft’s “Always Connected PCs” Initiative Brings eSIMs to PCs

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/117202/microsofts-always-connected-pcs-initiative-brings-esims-pcs?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_SaYMRGrE1vgZraCjqdceeGNdW5EcDBZjMQYVal64Nkidu1fATXAiOz-65wYFxM6IY9uP2d3VpiUf1oUvgMIaQj-w_2w&_hsmi=52567706

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN 3D CREATIONS WITH PAINT 3D

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-make-your-own-3d-creations-with-paint-3d/

 

The Best Gadgets for High-Tech Grilling

The oldest form of cooking has moved well past the dark ages of kettle grills and charcoal briquettes. Here are all the gadgets you need to host the ultimate high-tech barbecue this Memorial Day weekend.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458352,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

How to Download Movies and Shows From Netflix for Offline Viewing

https://www.howtogeek.com/282683/how-to-download-movies-and-shows-from-netflix-for-offline-viewing/

 

5 of the Best Sandbox Applications for Windows 10 (an added layer of protection, but expect a learning curve on how to do things you currently do with a sandbox program active)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-sandbox-applications-windows10/

 

I’ve Been Told My Computer Has a Virus, But My Anti-Malware Program Doesn’t Remove It. What Do I Do?

Making sure your anti-virus program and its definition database are up-to-date is the best way to make sure it can recognize and remove viruses.

https://askleo.com/ive_been_told_i_have_the_fill_in_the_blank_virus_but_my_antivirus_program_doesnt_remove_it_what_do_i_do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IidsHfTPF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170613&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

A Boston police detective told the Boston Fed’s 2017 Cybersecurity Conference that one reason cybercrime is rampant is because victims make it too easy

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3193706/data-breach/human-weakness-enabling-financial-cybercrime.html?

 

Microsoft Preps ‘Advanced’ Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250385-microsoft-preps-new-advanced-windows-10-pro-workstation-pcs?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

How to Check Which Windows Version is Installed in My Computer?

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-check-which-windows-version-is-installed-in-my-computer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Linux: Is Lubuntu better than Xubuntu?

Also in today’s open source roundup: How to kill a process from the command line, and ReactOS 0.4.5 has been released

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3197987/linux/linux-is-lubuntu-better-than-xubuntu.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=ifw_nlt_infoworld_open_source_2017-05-31&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Linux%20Report%202017-05-31&utm_term=infoworld_open_source

 

This 35-inch Curved HDR Monitor Is a Gamer's Dream

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/asus-swift-pg35vq-monitor-hands-on,news-25198.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-tg

 

Seeing a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's because of Office, and here's the fix.

Do you see a Command Prompt box flash quickly on Windows 10? It's Office 365 fault. There is a fix coming, but here's what you can do now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/fix-command-prompt-box-flashing-quickly-windows-10

 

Amazon’s New Home Assistant Shows & Tells

http://www.worldstart.com/amazons-new-home-assistant-shows-tells/

 

3 great hacks for your Android device

http://www.komando.com/tips/397762/3-great-hacks-for-your-android-device?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-07-article-title

 

Acer crams GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip into its super-thin Triton 700

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/acer-predator-triton-700-crams-134416602.html

 

Tip: Kill Those Suspicious Pop-Up Windows

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/117215/tip-kill-suspicious-pop-windows?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8h3gUEgCgL40CX6TQznmGMoUif8kTF9n0uJrQPeYq3m3UsfIPUtXFab-oskIel4crCFCmgAxMZ0K7lopbqo9N6FDOgjg&_hsmi=52567706

 

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INTERNET SPEEDS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/heres-can-increase-internet-speed/

 

To Spread Thunderbolt, Intel Will Let Others Make it, Royalty-Free

Expect to see Thunderbolt ports on many more computers, peripherals, and even VR headsets once Intel opens up the specification next year.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353886/to-spread-thunderbolt-intel-will-stop-collecting-royalties?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Disable the Search History in Windows File Explorer

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5270/quick-tip-disable-search-history-display-in-windows-7/

 

Using Activity Monitor to Easily Troubleshoot Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/activity-monitor-troubleshoot-mac/

 

What’s the Difference Between a “Trojan Horse”, a “Worm”, and a “Virus”?

There are many different terms that relate to software with malicious intent. Ultimately, however, there's only one you really need to know, and several things you need to do.

https://askleo.com/whats-difference-trojan-horse-worm-virus/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IidsHfTPF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170613&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Phishing Attack Of The Week

https://blog.knowbe4.com/top-10-most-dangerous-phishing-attacks-of-the-week

 

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250471-kaspersky-accuses-microsoft-unfairly-disabling-antivirus?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

Behold, the spear phish that just might be good enough to hook you

Attackers are coming up with creative ways to trick you into opening malicious files.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/spear-phishing-is-getting-good-enough-to-hook-even-savvy-users/

 

10 Unix commands every Mac and Linux user should know

Get started with Bash, Unix pipes, directory navigation, sudo, Nano, and other command-line essentials

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3193969/linux/10-unix-commands-every-mac-and-linux-user-should-know.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=ifw_nlt_infoworld_open_source_2017-05-31&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InfoWorld%20Linux%20Report%202017-05-31&utm_term=infoworld_open_source

 

Best Gadgets for Home Cooks

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-kitchen-tech,review-3236.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-tg

 

Intel's tiny Compute Card will start shipping in August

https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-tiny-compute-card-will-start-shipping-august

 

Restoring Backed-Up Photos

http://www.worldstart.com/restoring-backup/print

 

Tech News This Morning - Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

WATCH NOW: Why you should ALWAYS delete your web cookies

http://videos.komando.com/watch/12261/tech-news-this-morning-tech-news-this-morning-wednesday-june-7th-2017?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-07-video-a

 

Apple's Siri-powered smart speaker will reportedly debut next month

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-siri-powered-smart-194242633.html

 

Thinking About Microsoft’s Mobile Fantasy 

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/117167/thinking-microsofts-mobile-fantasy-premium?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8u0ZdkyZ2rC0U7cHkEwnss7OOxq6orqatlB5m6-pDplw4j9pGB7MUWw1PDU9l95W-_AGCFGyS9cSl-U61lt5p_mocR4A&_hsmi=52567706

 

TOP 6 PLACES TO TEST YOUR INTERNET SPEED

https://www.pcmech.com/article/top-5-places-test-internet-speed/

 

How to Make Windows Shut Down Faster

https://www.howtogeek.com/281863/how-to-make-windows-shut-down-faster/

 

We Trust Heart Surgery Robots More Than Banking Robots

HSBC surveyed 12,000 consumers and found twice as many would trust a robot to perform heart surgery than handle their savings. Is anyone except HSBC surprised?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/353889/we-trust-heart-surgery-robots-more-than-banking-robots?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Make Use of Console Messages to Troubleshoot Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-console-troubleshoot-mac/

 

External drive died? Your data may still be easy to recover

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3186439/storage/external-drive-died-your-data-may-still-be-easy-to-recover.html

 

Cyber Security: “We have met the enemy and it is us.”

https://blog.knowbe4.com/we-have-met-the-enemy-and-it-is-us

 

IBM Announces 5nm Breakthrough Using Silicon Nanosheets

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250424-ibm-announces-5nm-breakthrough-claims-silicon-nanosheet-technology-will-drive-future-performance-power-efficiency-improvements?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

Thieves drain 2fa-protected bank accounts by abusing SS7 routing protocol

The same weakness could be used to eavesdrop on calls and track users’ locations.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/thieves-drain-2fa-protected-bank-accounts-by-abusing-ss7-routing-protocol/

 

How to use Windows Libraries effectively in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-libraries-windows-10

 

41 Best Google Chrome Extensions

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/283-best-google-chrome-extensions.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-tg

 

How to expand your Surface Book's storage the cheap and easy way

Can you upgrade the storage in a Surface Book?

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-cheap-storage-microsoft-surface-book

 

The Facebook Safety Rule Parents Break Every Day

http://www.worldstart.com/the-facebook-safety-rule-parents-break-every-day/print

 

Absolute best apps for your Android

http://www.komando.com/tips/402457/absolute-best-apps-for-your-android?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-06-07-article-title

 

It looks like Apple has some work to do if it wants Siri to be as smart as Google Assistant

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/looks-apple-wants-siri-smart-132232542.html

 

Microsoft says HP's Cortana speaker is a standalone personal assistant

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/31/15717412/hp-cortana-speaker-features?yptr=yahoo

 

Flagging Treacherous Ground: Converting Security Liabilities into Assets

https://www.scmagazine.com/flagging-treacherous-ground-converting-security-liabilities-into-assets/article/652222/

 

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Re. FYI #945 (Wed 6/14/2017):

What Are “Hotspot 2.0” Networks?

https://www.howtogeek.com/284292/what-are-hotspot-2.0-networks/

   I have this feature turned off in Windows and Android. This scheme reminds me too much of the supposedly "secure" WPS scheme for connecting devices effortlessly to home networks. The security was nowhere near strong enough to prevent hacking. I fear this new scheme will be just as vulnerable, and unsophisticated end-users will not know what hit them.

 

Draft bill gives the government power to control your drone

Proposed legislation would give the government sweeping powers in designated areas.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/draft-bill-power-control-drone/

   If you're causing a hazard or interfering with airport, First Responders, police or military operations, I would certainly support officials having the ability to immediately and without question take full control of your drone and ground it. Then fine you for their costs.

 

Apple is Lobbying Against Right-to-Repair Legislation Across the Country

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/249579-apple-lobbying-right-repair-legislation-across-country?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fmobile%252f249579-apple-lobbying-right-repair-legislation-across-country%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dwhatsnewnow%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2975167%26list%3Dbuyingguide%26member_id%3D837055%26engine_id%3D1

   I already commented about this planned legal change. While well-intended, in its current form this goes too far.

 

Testing Backup Software: Anti-Ransomware Insurance

Alongside virus protection, a backup software still needs to be included in a well-designed security concept. And especially in times of ever more diabolical ransomware attacks, the new specialized data backup applications can help to save time, money and nerves. The AV-TEST Institute put four new programs onto the test bench, however only one out of them received the certificate "Approved Backup & Data Security Software".

https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/testing-backup-software-anti-ransomware-insurance/

   So, what's wrong with just making periodic Image Backups and disconnecting your Backup Drives from the PC and the Internet when you're not backing up or restoring actively? There is no need for specialized (and costly) solutions here.

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

https://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

   On my Windows 10 devices, I have other an antivirus which disables Windows Defender so it won't even update. That's where I find this tool useful as a second-opinion stand-alone scanner.

   It contains the full AV engine and definitions of WD, but no active components. You have to download this big file everyn time you want to run it. Emsisoft has a similar program, EEK:

https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/

 

How to reset or clear Data Usage in Windows 10

https://mg.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=376vf0r5qgeuq#3275889201

   There's also free a way to log your usage in an ongoing downloadable database. It's from the Windows Store and it's called Data Usage:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/data-usage/9wzdncrdpqd5

 

Prank Malware Forces Victims to Play Near-Impossible Game to Unlock Their Own Files

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/04/12/prank-malware-forces-victims-to-play-near-impossible-game-to-unlock-their-own-files/

   Batman's The Riddler strikes in the cyber-world!

Again, an Image Backup and frequent, offline data backups will spare you this little diversion.

 

Patch My PC v3.0.5.0

A Full Review of Patch My PC, a Free Software Updater

https://www.lifewire.com/patch-my-pc-review-2625194

   Seems pretty legit, and could supplement or replace programs like Ninite. I prefer the control of doing my updates manually, working from a suggestions list. This is what SUMo Lite does.

 

Amazon reportedly working on proper Android ‘Ice’ smartphones with Google’s apps

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/6/5/15739540/amazon-android-ice-smartphones-google-apps-services-fire-phone-report?yptr=yahoo

   They're kind of working against themselves with this. They and their partners are already a ready source for cheap, unlocked phones. That's how I got my Moto G4 for about 40% off full retail, unlocked.

 

Court Strikes Down FAA's Drone Registration Rule

Ostensibly enacted to improve safety, the requirement that recreational drone pilots register their craft with the FAA is nevertheless unlawful, a court ruled.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353792/court-strikes-down-faas-drone-registration-rule?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

   Unlawful or not, the rule proved to be such a regulatory burden on the FAA that they were abandoning it already. This ruling presumably does not apply to Commercial Drones.

 

How to Save or Transfer Your Favorite Registry Keys to Another PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/share-registry-editor-favorite-keys-across-computers/

   This .REG file method is particularly useful when you find a useful hack like the ones which some of us use to control Windows Updates and prevent unwanted or premature downloading of unproven updates. The settings can be transferred to any other PC once set up in one PC. Provided they are all the same "bittedness" and Windows version type and version number. 

 

Huawei MateBook X Review: Makes My MacBook Air Look Clunky And Slow

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bensin/2017/06/04/huawei-matebook-x-review-makes-my-macbook-air-look-clunky-and-weak/#7d4d1f2c4cb2

   Some reviewers have been far less kindly in their opinions of this look-alike.

 

What Is Pharming and How Can It Be Prevented?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-pharming-and-prevention/

   For those who are wondering, OpenDNS and the more reputable alternative DNS which you can substitute for your ISP's DNS, are for the most part well protected from DNS poisoning. Certificates can go wonky for a lot of reasons, so just because a familiar site has a Certificate problem, this does not automatically mean you have been redirected. Chrome, Firefox and other browsers also make an effort to detect and alert you to redirections and dodgy Certificates. 

 

Re. FYI #946 (Thurs 6/15/2017):

 

7 Chrome Flags You Should Enable for a Better Browsing Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-flags-better-browsing-experience/

I tried most of these flags in Chrome 60 Beta in Ubuntu Linux. Some results:

1. Automatic Tab Discarding

   I did not find this flag in Chrome 60 Beta.

2. Use The “Material Design” Interface

   There are fewer of these flags, but I tried them. 

3. Enable Smooth Scrolling

   I did not find this flag in Chrome 60 Beta.

4. Quickly Mute Tabs

   Found and tried.

5. Enable Fast Tab/Window Close

   Found and enabled.

6. Enable Experimental QUIC protocol

   Enabled.

7. Enable Password Generation

   I left this one disabled, as I prefer other methods to generate passwords on demand.

   I also do not like offline web pages, so I left Chrome Offline disabled.

   I will report if anything goes wrong, or if there are great improvements in my browsing as I try ouit Chrrome 60 Beta in Linux with these settings on my Intel NUC mini-PC.

 

[Tip] Disable New Material Design UI of Settings Page in Google Chrome

http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-new-material-design-ui-of-settings-page-in-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

   It appears that many of the Material Design flags are already enabled since Chrome 59 Stable. I noticed this as well. I like the new Settings design, so I kept it.

 

Eve V hands-on: Quirky crowd convertible

Eve promises a Surface-beating tablet at a disruptive price. And so far the signs are very promising indeed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/eve-v-hands-quirky-crowd-convertible

   The Indiegogo campaign is now closed. We don't know where or when if ever, this 2-in-1 will appear again, nor for what price. The other references to this project I found include this one:

https://liliputing.com/2017/04/eve-v-crowd-developed-tablet-ship-may.html

   Early production runs (as of May 2017) look very, very small, so don't expect this to show up at Amazon anytime soon. So the whole discussion is now moot. And will probably remain so. BTW, they were cutting costs by using inferior Intel chipsets. The ones which fry under heavy graphics loads.

 

LINUX TROJAN NOW AFFECTING RASPBERRY PI USERS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/linux-trojan-now-affect-raspberry-pi-users/

   Just another reminder that even the simplest OS and the simplest device, need to be kept up to date. I believe for older Pi boards, there is a firmware update which may cover this issue.

 

The Best VPN Services of 2017

A virtual private network is the best way to stay anonymous online and secure your web traffic. We've tested more than 50 VPNs, and these 10 are our top performers.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

   Two things which were listed, but which should not interest serious PC or device users. (1) Ad blocking, which should be done using other methods. (2) a free version. No one should be fooled into using a free VPN, even from a reputable vendor. The free versions do data mining which the paid versions do not do. And this leaves a trail.

 

HAJIME IS A ‘WHITE WORM’ THAT INFECTS AND SECURES VULNERABLE IOT DEVICES

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/hajime-code-infects-iot-devices-and-secures-them/

   There is nothing benign about breaking into a person's network and changing router settings without their permission or knowledge. Then potential to cause expensive harm to folks with ISP provided gateways is very real. I for one would not want to find out that I was locked out of my XFinity X1 system due to this kind of mischief.

 

Welcome to the Messy Future of TV and Communications

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-05-31/lines-between-cable-phone-and-internet-get-even-blurrier

   In both Chicago and Boston, I have yet to see Google Internet Services or Comcast Wireless Services. Am I missing something? If Comcast were to offer Wireless, I'd still stick with US Mobile (third-tier reseller of AT&T services) due to my infrequent use of cell data, no phone streaming over mobile networks, and general low usage per month. With my current plan, I can buy very little per month, and renew only that small amount. No long-term contracts either.

 

Best Tools for Spyware Removal and Protection

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/248570-best-security-tools-protect-spyware-threats?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

   Symantec? McAfee? Webroot? Are you kidding me?? (Different reasons.) And nowhere any mention of free products which test as well as or better than these paid options. But if I had a lot of devices I would consider BitDefender because it covers all your devices (including IoT Things) with one subscription.

 

How to take control of Chrome with its very own task manager

If you're looking for ways to better troubleshoot Google Chrome, look no further than the built-in task manager. Here's how to make use of this handy feature.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-take-control-of-chrome-with-its-very-own-task-manager/

   Well, here's something useful I hadn't known about before!

 

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

https://thehackernews.com/2017/04/unicode-Punycode-phishing-attack.html

   This is a Cyrillic Character substitution scheme. All major browsers were patched way back in March for this one. It does not show up the same in Chrome 58-60.

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Thur 946  6/15/2017

Breaches Continue to Surpass 2016’s Record Pace

http://www.cutimes.com/2017/04/14/breaches-continue-to-surpass-2016s-record-pace?&slreturn=1497716500

 

Apple's HomePod is coming. Here's what you need to know about smart speakers

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/08/technology/gadgets/apple-homepod-smart-speaker-faq/index.html

 

The best jokes on Twitter about Amazon buying Whole Foods

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-jokes-twitter-amazon-buying-144922841.html?_fsig=E86meQ9PRX30TdWc0jH7Fw--

 

Best white LED smart bulbs

Color smart bulbs are fun, but white bulbs are a lot more practical. We’ll help you find the right one.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3136747/lighting/best-white-led-smart-bulbs.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-15&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-15&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Give It A Minute

http://www.worldstart.com/give-it-a-minute/print

 

How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows Via Event Viewer

Windows Event Viewer isn't the most user-friendly tool; here's how to make it work for you.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353803/how-to-troubleshoot-problems-in-windows-via-event-viewer?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=lab-report=utm_medium=title

 

How to add Google Photos to Windows 10 Photos App

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-google-photos-to-windows-10-photos-app

 

Intel: 8th-Gen Processors Are 30% Faster Than 7th-Gen

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-eighth-generation-core-i7-coffee-lake,34578.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-th

 

[Review] The New Photon User Interface (UI) of Mozilla Firefox

http://www.askvg.com/review-new-photon-user-interface-ui-of-mozilla-firefox/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Microsoft users can ditch password-based logins for phone sign-in 2FA

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/04/20/microsoft-phone-sign-in/

 

Dear Apple, please can I have something simple?

Commentary: On the eve of WWDC, will Apple present something that will make our lives easier? Or does it expect us to learn ever more complicated technology?

https://www.cnet.com/news/dear-apple-please-give-us-something-simple-wwdc/

 

How to Fix: Hide User Accounts on Windows 7, 8, 10 Login Screen

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10109/how-fix-hide-user-accounts-windows-7-8-10-login-screen

 

AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 Prices, Readies Threadripper CPU Lineup

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250258-amd-cuts-ryzen-7-prices-readies-threadripper-cpus?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

Why Do Printers Use CMYK Ink Instead of RGB?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-printer-use-cmyk/

 

How to Customize Folder View Settings in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/284558/how-to-customize-folder-view-settings-in-windows/

 

New video showcases the power of Windows 10 ARM on the Snapdragon 835

A new video from Qualcomm gives us a quick overview of all the benefits from Windows 10 running on a Snapdragon 835 processor.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-video-showcases-power-windows-10-arm-snapdragon-835

 

HOW DO TOUCHSCREENS WORK?

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-touchscreens-work/

 

It sure looks a new MacBook Pro is coming next month

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/sure-looks-macbook-pro-coming-next-month-233332238.html

 

How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps

Services like MLB TV, PlayStation Vue, and others that stream video over the internet look to minimize the damage as Comcast, AT&T, and other internet service providers impose limits on home internet use.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3198427/data-center-cloud/streaming-tv-services-are-coping-with-isp-data-caps.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-15&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-15&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

TechBusters: Double Megapixel = Double Print Size

http://www.worldstart.com/techbusters-double-megapixel-double-print-size/

 

The Best Laptops of 2017 (updated)

Whether you want a simple budget laptop, a powerful workhorse, or a gaming machine, there's something here for you, along with all the shopping advice you need.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369981,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to open Universal Touch-optimized File Explorer in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/universal-touch-optimized-file-explorer-windows-10

 

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 Spotted

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-x299-aurous-gaming-9,34557.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-th

 

[Tip] Disable New Material Design UI of Settings Page in Google Chrome

http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-new-material-design-ui-of-settings-page-in-google-chrome/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

7 steps to avoid getting hooked by phishing scams

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3189044/security/7-steps-to-avoid-getting-hooked-by-phishing-scams.html

 

12 top tricks iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone, iPad

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-ios-11/preview/

 

Android Phones Hijacked for Ad Scam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10110/android-phones-hijacked-ad-scam

 

Motorcycle Gang Hackers Arrested After Stealing Over 150 Jeep Wranglers

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/250225-motorcycle-gang-hackers-arrested-stealing-150-jeep-wranglers?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

7 Chrome Flags You Should Enable for a Better Browsing Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-flags-better-browsing-experience/

 

Why You Should Worry Whenever a Service’s Password Database Is Leaked

https://www.howtogeek.com/171236/why-you-should-worry-whenever-a-services-password-database-is-leaked/

 

Eve V hands-on: Quirky crowd convertible

Eve promises a Surface-beating tablet at a disruptive price. And so far the signs are very promising indeed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/eve-v-hands-quirky-crowd-convertible

 

LINUX TROJAN NOW AFFECTING RASPBERRY PI USERS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/linux-trojan-now-affect-raspberry-pi-users/

 

Dozens of Android Apps Infected with Korean Adware

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/dozens-android-apps-infected-korean-194900644.html

 

Logitech’s new Circle 2 home security cameras can be used indoors or out

Buyers will need to choose between wired and wire-free models, along with a host of accessories.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3200646/security-cameras/logitech-s-new-circle-2-home-security-cameras-can-be-used-indoors-or-out.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-15&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-15&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

The Complete Guide To Apple Notes: Part 2

http://www.worldstart.com/the-complete-guide-to-apple-notes-part-2/

 

The Best VPN Services of 2017

A virtual private network is the best way to stay anonymous online and secure your web traffic. We've tested more than 50 VPNs, and these 10 are our top performers.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Window Detective lets you spy on your applications windows

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window-detective

 

AMD's ThreadRipper To Feature 64 PCIe Lanes; Vega Launching In July

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-threadripper-vega-pcie-lanes,34581.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-th

 

[Software Update] Google Chrome 59 Stable Release Now Available for Download

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

 

Welcome to the Messy Future of TV and Communications

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-05-31/lines-between-cable-phone-and-internet-get-even-blurrier

 

Apple mocked for 'I rarely get to see my kids' ad

Commentary: Twitter ad for Apple Music's "Planet of the Apps" show implies that not seeing your kids is necessary for success. The ad comes down but Apple bashing heats up.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-mocked-for-proud-i-rarely-see-my-kids-ad/

 

HAJIME IS A ‘WHITE WORM’ THAT INFECTS AND SECURES VULNERABLE IOT DEVICES

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/hajime-code-infects-iot-devices-and-secures-them/

 

Best Tools for Spyware Removal and Protection

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/248570-best-security-tools-protect-spyware-threats?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title

 

How to Prepare the Perfect External Hard Disk for Storing Movies

https://www.maketecheasier.com/perfect-external-hdd-for-storing-movies/

 

How to Stop Windows 10’s Game DVR From Slowing Down Your PC Gameplay

https://www.howtogeek.com/284559/how-to-stop-windows-10s-game-dvr-from-slowing-down-your-pc-gameplay/

 

How to change Windows 10's Game DVR Captures folder location

You can change the Windows 10 Game DVR feature's Captures folder location to avoid running out of space on your system drive. Here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-game-dvr-captures-folder-location-windows-10

 

XBOX PROJECT SCORPIO NOW XBOX ONE X, LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 7

https://www.pcmech.com/article/xbox-project-scorpio-now-xbox-one-x-launching-november-7/

 

PC makers are starting to show off the low-end PCs running Windows 10 S

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/low-cost-windows-10-machines-172801409.html

 

How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers

Google's smart oracle is as effective at streaming video and music as it is answering trivia questions.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3187760/google-services/how-to-use-google-home-to-stream-video-to-your-tv-and-music-to-your-speakers.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-15&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-15&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Streaming 101: What Does A Streaming Box Do?

http://www.worldstart.com/streaming-101-what-does-a-streaming-box-do/

 

Microsoft Surface Pro

http://www.pcmag.com/review/353810/microsoft-surface-pro-2017?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to enable Windows Sonic surround sound in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-windows-sonic-surround-sound-windows-10

 

HTC's Using Intel's WiGig For A Wireless Vive Accessory

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/htc-intel-wigig-wireless-vive,34571.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170531-th

 

TETHERING UPDATE WILL MAKE IT EASIER THAN EVER TO KEEP YOUR CHROMEBOOK ONLINE

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chromebook-canary-instant-tethering/

 

MacBook Vs. Chromebook Vs. Windows Laptop: Which Kind Of Computer Is Most Secure?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/05/31/macbook-vs-chromebook-vs-windows-laptop-which-kind-of-computer-is-most-secure/#15847bf41632

 

WD My Passport SSD review:

https://www.cnet.com/products/wd-my-passport-ssd/review/

 

The History of Fileless Malware – Looking Beyond the Buzzword

https://zeltser.com/fileless-malware-beyond-buzzword/?

 

How to take control of Chrome with its very own task manager

If you're looking for ways to better troubleshoot Google Chrome, look no further than the built-in task manager. Here's how to make use of this handy feature.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-take-control-of-chrome-with-its-very-own-task-manager/

 

How to Delete a Gmail Account Permanently

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-gmail-address/

 

How to Log Out of Your Netflix Account on Every Device That’s Using It

https://www.howtogeek.com/284506/how-to-log-out-of-your-netflix-account-on-every-device-thats-using-it/

 

Why now's the time to finally take the VPN plunge

https://www.windowscentral.com/vpn-dummies-or-dads-or-why-its-time-finally-take-plunge

 

WINDOWS XP GETS URGET SECURITY UPDATE TO BLOCK SPY TOOLS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/windows-xp-gets-urget-security-update-block-spy-tools/

 

Nest has a new security camera and it’s smarter than ever

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nest-security-camera-smarter-ever-070133726.html

 

College cyber-attacks: Don’t take the bait

Technology can block social engineering scams, and awareness in higher ed adds a deeper level of protection

https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/college-cyber-attacks-don-t-take-bait

 

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

https://thehackernews.com/2017/04/unicode-Punycode-phishing-attack.html

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How to Use Safe Mode to Diagnose a PC Problem

Is Windows misbehaving? One diagnostic technique you can try is Safe Mode to see if you can narrow down the cause of the trouble.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/354269/how-to-use-safe-mode-to-diagnose-a-pc-problem

 

Inside the Tech Support Scam Ecosystem

https://www.onthewire.io/inside-the-tech-support-scam-ecosystem/

 

Facial Recognition Systems Can Identify Criminals, But Do They Work?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facial-recognition-systems-identify-criminals-171000871.html

 

Always Forgetting to Share Pics? Google Photos Can Help

Google Photos is getting an upgrade to help you more easily share your photos.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353729/always-forgetting-to-share-pics-google-photos-can-help?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

What Are “Hotspot 2.0” Networks?

https://www.howtogeek.com/284292/what-are-hotspot-2.0-networks/

 

Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/excel-is-waiting-for-another-application

 

Draft bill gives the government power to control your drone

Proposed legislation would give the government sweeping powers in designated areas.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/draft-bill-power-control-drone/

 

Apple is Lobbying Against Right-to-Repair Legislation Across the Country

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/249579-apple-lobbying-right-repair-legislation-across-country?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fmobile%252f249579-apple-lobbying-right-repair-legislation-across-country%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dwhatsnewnow%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2975167%26list%3Dbuyingguide%26member_id%3D837055%26engine_id%3D1

 

Testing Backup Software: Anti-Ransomware Insurance

Alongside virus protection, a backup software still needs to be included in a well-designed security concept. And especially in times of ever more diabolical ransomware attacks, the new specialized data backup applications can help to save time, money and nerves. The AV-TEST Institute put four new programs onto the test bench, however only one out of them received the certificate „Approved Backup & Data Security Software“.

https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/testing-backup-software-anti-ransomware-insurance/

 

Best Cooking Apps for Windows 10

One of the convenient uses for a Windows 10 device is to help you find your way around the kitchen and there is a host of apps available to aid your culinary adventures.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-cooking-apps-windows-10

 

How Phishing Works & How to Avoid It

These six tips will help keep your email account and personal data safe and secure.

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/how-phishing-works-amp-how-to-avoid-it.html

 

Nvidia Titan Xp 12GB Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-titan-xp,5066.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170525-th

 

Can I Really Get Malware by Just Looking at Email?

It used to be that simply viewing a malformed email could allow a virus to spread. Thankfully, that's no longer the case with modern mail programs.

https://askleo.com/can-really-get-malware-just-looking-email/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jsgfi.3KF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170606&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Microsoft unveils a lot of big changes for Windows 10

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/8/15766154/microsoft-windows-10-fall-creators-update-features-stylus-improvements?yptr=yahoo

 

PCI vs. USB WiFi Adapters: Which Is Right for You? (PCI are for old style desktops to give them wifi ability, USB can be used on any computer with a USB port and some people use these on older machines that have lower speed rates to give there wifi a boost or replace the dead wifi in a portable computer (the later can be a easy fix if your a DIY instead of going with USB)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pci-vs-usb-wifi-adapters/

 

Conserve A Low Smartphone Battery

http://www.worldstart.com/conserve-a-low-smartphone-battery/

 

Your iPhone 6/6s will last for two days per charge with this ultra-thin battery case

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-6-6s-last-two-days-per-charge-003001053.html

 

Android O Will Thwart Battery-Draining Apps

Google pulled back the curtain on both visible and behind-the-scenes improvements to its next mobile OS, Android O.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353734/android-o-will-thwart-battery-draining-apps?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

How to Keep Your Child’s Videos Out of Your YouTube History

https://www.howtogeek.com/283299/how-to-keep-your-childs-videos-out-of-your-youtube-history/

 

Free Vaccinator & Vulnerability Scanner Tools for WannaCry Ransomware

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-vaccinator-vulnerability-scanner-tools-wannacry-ransomware

 

Robot uses machine-learning to grab objects on the first try

And it’s successful 98 percent of the time.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/robot-machine-learning-grip/

 

Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fcomputing%252f248593-best-malware-removal%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dextremetech%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D3015245%26list%3Dextremetech%26member_id%3D51003542%26engine_id%3D1

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

https://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

 

ASUS ZenBook Pro (2017) + ZenBook Flip S hands-on

ASUS builds out its premium laptop line with an excellent high-end machine, and an unconventional convertible.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-zenbook-pro-zenbook-flip-s-hands?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

Intel Brings Thunderbolt To The CPU, Gives It Away

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-integrates-thunderbolt-to-cpu,34501.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170525-th

 

What’s This Confirmation Request I Got When I Emailed Someone?

Challenge/Response is a spam-fighting technique that forces you to prove you're human before your message will be delivered. It's controversial, to say the least.

https://askleo.com/whats-confirmation-request-got-emailed-someone/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jsgfi.3KF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170606&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Microsoft leak reveals new Windows 10 Workstation edition for power users

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/5/15739192/microsoft-windows-10-pro-for-workstations-advanced-pcs-features?yptr=yahoo

 

What Are the Differences Between Binary, Decimal and Hexadecimal?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/differences-binary-decimal-and-hexadecimal/

 

Spotting A Facebook Fake In Under A Minute

http://www.worldstart.com/spotting-a-facebook-fake-in-under-a-minute/print

 

Check out Halide, a new iPhone camera app you should be using

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/check-halide-iphone-camera-app-153504737.html

 

23 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do

Bring out new and hidden features with these tips for Google's streaming dongle.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/326584/23-things-you-didn-t-know-your-chromecast-could-do?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Pick Up Reading Where You Left Off in a PDF File

https://www.howtogeek.com/284045/how-to-pick-up-reading-where-you-left-off-in-a-pdf-file/

 

How to reset or clear Data Usage in Windows 10

https://mg.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=376vf0r5qgeuq#3275889201

 

Baidu’s text-to-speech system mimics a variety of accents ‘perfectly'

What used to take hours of neural net training now takes under 30 minutes.https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/baidu-deep-voice-2-text-to-speech/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/baidu-deep-voice-2-text-to-speech/

 

[Nightly Update] Firefox 55.0 Comes with Dark Blue Title Bar

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

 

Prank Malware Forces Victims to Play Near-Impossible Game to Unlock Their Own Files

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/04/12/prank-malware-forces-victims-to-play-near-impossible-game-to-unlock-their-own-files/

 

HP's Cortana speaker makes brief appearance at Computex

https://www.windowscentral.com/hps-cortana-speaker-makes-brief-appearance-computex

 

Patch My PC v3.0.5.0

A Full Review of Patch My PC, a Free Software Updater

https://www.lifewire.com/patch-my-pc-review-2625194

 

Inmates Stashed Two Homebrew Computers in Ohio Prison's Ceiling, Used Them to Do More Crimes

https://gizmodo.com/inmates-stash-two-homebrew-computers-in-ohio-prisons-ce-1794257868

 

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there's little that you can do about it.

https://askleo.com/someones-sendin/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jsgfi.3KF3dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170606&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Amazon reportedly working on proper Android ‘Ice’ smartphones with Google’s apps

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/6/5/15739540/amazon-android-ice-smartphones-google-apps-services-fire-phone-report?yptr=yahoo

 

9 Easy Ways to Speed Up Firefox in Less than 10 Minutes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/speed-up-firefox/

 

Digital Music — Do I Need A Smartphone?

http://www.worldstart.com/digital-music-do-i-need-a-smartphone/print

 

Apple Said to Take on Amazon, Google With Siri Speaker

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-said-amazon-google-siri-194522355.html

 

Court Strikes Down FAA's Drone Registration Rule

Ostensibly enacted to improve safety, the requirement that recreational drone pilots register their craft with the FAA is nevertheless unlawful, a court ruled.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353792/court-strikes-down-faas-drone-registration-rule?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to Save or Transfer Your Favorite Registry Keys to Another PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/share-registry-editor-favorite-keys-across-computers/

 

Visual Studio Dev Essentials: FAQ and All you need to know about it

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/visual-studio-dev-essentials

 

Has Apple's iPhone Met Its Destroyer?

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14155670/1/new-titanium-phone-from-android-s-founder-will-not-destroy-apple-s-iphone-8.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

[Review] Download and Installation of Windows 10 Creators Update via Windows Update

http://www.askvg.com/review-download-and-installation-of-windows-10-creators-update-via-windows-update/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

CRADLECORE: RANSOMWARE SOURCE CODE FOR SALE

https://blogs.forcepoint.com/security-labs/cradlecore-ransomware-source-code-sale

 

How to set up a home file server using FreeNAS

Setting up FreeNAS, a popular open-source network attached storage (NAS) solution, is not a difficult task. Here's how to get started and configure a working home server.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-to-set-up-freenas-home-file-server

 

Xbox One System Update Out Now For Preview Members, Here's What It Does

There's some big new features in the new Xbox One update.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-system-update-out-now-for-preview-members/1100-6450515/

 

Why your tech is a pain in your neck. And back. And eyes

All those blinky, flashy, beepy screens keep you connected at your body's expense. Here's why it's time to cut back.

https://www.cnet.com/news/your-tech-is-a-pain-in-your-neck-back-eyes-cnet-magazine-2016/#ftag=CAD590a51e?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

 

Huawei MateBook X Review: Makes My MacBook Air Look Clunky And Slow

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bensin/2017/06/04/huawei-matebook-x-review-makes-my-macbook-air-look-clunky-and-weak/#7d4d1f2c4cb2

 

Microsoft provides a closer look at the Xbox Project Scorpio dev kit

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/5/15740946/microsoft-xbox-project-scorpio-dev-kit-video

 

What Is Pharming and How Can It Be Prevented?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-pharming-and-prevention/

 

Add And Navigate An Excel Worksheet

http://www.worldstart.com/add-and-navigate-an-excel-worksheet/print

 

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

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

 

Apple's iPhone could make AR tech more of a reality

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/06/02/apple-augmented-reality-iphone-jumpstart/102065732/#

 

Intel Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X Leaks Vs AMD ThreadRipper 'TBD': Fun Summer Ahead

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-skylake-x-kaby-lake-x-cpu,34496.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170525-th

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Re. FYI #944 (Tues 6/13/2017)

5 of the Best Image Editing Software For Linux

I was surprised that there was no mention of Pinta (think of Paint.NET rewritten for GTK) or XnViewMP (which is for image conversions or transformations).

 

Plex finally gets live TV support, coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

It's a little way off yet for Windows fans, but one of the best home entertainment services around just got even better.

Contrary to the article, Plex is being developed to work with HomeRunHD and its cousins. Not XBox One. So the Live TV features are the next step in the development of HomeRun, not XBox. I still don't know which networks or local affiliates are already signed up for Plex Live, but last I got their newsletter, it wasn't much.

 

Nearly Three-Quarters of UK Unis Are Phishing Victims

I had to go to the article to find out that Brits call Universities "Unis".

 

The USB jack we've been using since 1996 could soon become obsolete

USB-C is USB. What are these guys talking about?

 

Man Sued for Facebook 'Like' Loses Case, Fined $4k

This was a case in Switzerland. They and Germany have really weird libel laws. US Law would never let such a suit come to trial.

 

Using HDMI From Your Computer to Your TV

There is one further requirement which applies to copyrighted and other online content. HDMI has HDCP, and you must have cables and ports which support the right HDCP standards to see anything. Further, DRM in Windows 10 may prevent transmitting some copyrighted content in HD over HDCP protected hardware. So while the basic concepts work well, not all content can be viewed. Even Linux does not necessarily overcome HDCP. 

 

Exclusive: Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

The lack of disclosure to the SEC of the fraud by Google and Facebook is a little disturbing. Both companies got the money back, btw.

 

Re. FYI #943 (Mon 6/12//2017):

Scared of Driverless Cars? Here, Look at This Screen

Waymo will show messages to 'help ease passengers' concerns' when they're no longer in control.

"Keep calm -- your Internet's on." I feel safer already ;) .

 

Best (and Worst) Cable-Replacement Services

Ready to Say Goodbye to Cable?

The achilles heel of streaming services is still a dearth of local programming options. Without good OTA antenna reception and HomeRunHD or something with a media center, the money saved by cutting the cord is just not worth it. Remember, to get good quality streaming (assuming no throttling) you may pay more for Internet-only service than for Basic Cable with Local Channels in a bundle. As one comment put it (and I paraphrase): "Where's my local news?"

 

From My Own Reading:

There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3200765/windows-pcs/theres-a-reason-microsoft-is-patching-windows-xp-again-this-month.html

 

What Microsoft owes customers, and answers to other 'WannaCry' questions

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3200527/windows-pcs/what-microsoft-owes-customers-and-answers-to-other-wannacry-questions.html

 

GE Relax, Refresh, and Reveal LED light bulb reviews: Two of these dumb bulbs are terrific

http://www.techhive.com/article/3200689/lighting/ge-relax-refresh-and-reveal-led-light-bulb-reviews-two-of-these-dumb-bulbs-are-terrific.html

   So now we have HD light bulbs, not just HD TV sets. What is our world coming to? (BTW#1, the most expensive -- er, advanced model was not the preferred lighting, according to the author.) (BTW#2, in TV's, more HD = High Definition, does not trump the less-costly more HDR = High Dynamic Range. Choose your tech wisely.)

 

HOW TO HANDLE PDF IN WINDOWS 10 AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER OTHER FORMATS FOR THE WEB:

(This is in response to a paid article in Windows Secrets Newsletter by Michael Lasky, about how to handle PDF Files in Windows. This is a perennial topic, so I decided to chime in with what I have dug up. Note that I use Linux mostly, and there we have MasterPDF 4 -- https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/ -- )

 

Latest Windows 10 Build Improves PDF File Handling in Edge Browser

http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/latest-windows-10-build-improves-pdf-file-handling-in-edge-browser

 

How to write on PDF files in Windows 10

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3114805/write-pdf-files-windows.html

 

How to edit a PDF for free

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/software/how-edit-pdf-for-free-3653069/

 

Welcome to Nitro’s Free PDF Reader

https://www.gonitro.com/pdf-reader

 

Xodo PDF Reader & Editor (Windows Store App)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/xodo-pdf-reader-editor/9wzdncrdjxp4

 

Just Say No to Adding More PDFs to Your Website

https://www.matrixgroup.net/thematrixfiles/blog/just-say-no-to-adding-more-pdfs-to-your-website/

 

Graphic Design for Print vs The Web: 15 Vital Differences You Need To Know About

https://designschool.canva.com/blog/print-vs-web/

 

Image File Formats: print vs. web

https://www.askdesign.biz/blog/2011/05/image-file-formats-print-vs-web/

 

PDF vs HTML

http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/pdf-vs-html.html

 

New IoT Safety Designs

Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3200985/internet-of-things/imagination-adds-safety-resilience-to-processor-for-iot.html?idg_eid=dc4b172b1b9141f85eeb936b1ae4295e&email_SHA1_lc=f9623ef23cc3de6e17737afaf3245d5c442eb287&cid=tcon_nlt_techconnect_daily_2017-06-15

   This does not provide any new security as such, but it does improve safety in some settings, like a self-driving cars.

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Report: we’ll know antivirus is dead when it goes quiet

https://securityledger.com/2017/04/report-well-know-antivirus-is-dead-when-it-goes-quiet/

 

Ransomware accounted for 72% of healthcare malware attacks in 2016

Two new reports from Symantec and Verizon say hackers are using ransomware and phishing attacks to target the industry.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ransomware-accounted-72-healthcare-malware-attacks-2016

 

There's a mysterious bump that looks like a 360-degree camera on Android founder's new phone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-mysterious-bump-looks-360-211851368.html

 

How to Set Up Siri Voice Control for Smart Home Functions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-siri-for-smart-home/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30052017

 

How to save your money buying a refurbished laptop

You could save a bundle buying a refurbished laptop. But there are some things to consider when you do.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-save-your-money-buying-refurbished-laptop

 

Binge-watching will be as easy as breathing

A TV on every wall, in every fridge and on every head.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/binge-watching-tv-future/

 

Google Home Hints at Our Ambient Computing Future

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/116910/google-home-hints-ambient-computing-future?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9D2XzRN7CMhuIWi3Gk5KrE7zmnr34pCX5gCBYUZoc8dpJhgEQLRox3hfbPbd1pvpeqNXYN2ifzGS-r1fu4HFdAZOKvxg&_hsmi=52399546

 

[Tip] How to Deactivate/Remove “Retail Demo Mode” in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-deactivateremove-retail-demo-mode-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Analysis of 85K Remote Desktop Hacks Finds Education, Healthcare Top Targets

https://securityledger.com/2017/04/analysis-of-85k-rdp-hacks-finds-education-healthcare-top-targets/

 

Lenovo Tab3 8

http://www.pcmag.com/review/353741/lenovo-tab3-8

 

BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance

New botnet squadrons wage fiercer, more intense attacks on unsecured IoT devices.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/04/brickerbot-the-permanent-denial-of-service-botnet-is-back-with-a-vengeance/

 

The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated for WannaCry

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3198652/windows-pcs/the-windows-malicious-software-removal-tool-has-been-updated-for-wannacry.html

 

Is This the Galaxy S8 Active?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s8-active-design-leak,news-25131.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170524-tg

 

What’s a “Zero-Day” Attack?

A zero-day attack is very simple: it's the exploitation of a vulnerability before there's a fix for it. I'll review the timeline.

https://askleo.com/whats-zero-day-attack/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ItuYvo9s33dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170530&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

How to hide App list in Start Menu in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-app-list-start-menu-windows-10

 

Can I Find Cassette To DVD Recorder?

http://www.worldstart.com/can-i-find-cassette-to-dvd-recorder/print

 

Virtual reality and the future of healthcare

Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses the topic of virtual reality with Bruce Blausen, CEO of Blausen Medical, and how it will impact patients.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/virtual-reality-future-healthcare-135002327.html

 

5 of the Best Image Editing Software For Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-image-editing-software-linux/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30052017

 

Plex finally gets live TV support, coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One

It's a little way off yet for Windows fans, but one of the best home entertainment services around just got even better.

https://www.windowscentral.com/plex-finally-gets-live-tv-support-will-come-windows-10-and-xbox-one

 

You’re more rational on a smartphone than on a PC

A recent study found that smartphone users are more likely than PC users to make rational decisions when using their device.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/25/smartphone-pc-affects-moral-decision-making/

 

Intel to Integrate Thunderbolt 3 into Future CPUs

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/116904/intel-integrate-thunderbolt-3-future-cpus?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HkHGa23g_hZe6OkAy8Qs7LVuaB2B1qQ3VP1wH47gXccDuAVaqP1R5CEPw5O0n9hZf35sxUiiZYBmLnRVaLiUA6GlX-g&_hsmi=52399546

 

[Tip] How to Prevent/Restrict “Retail Demo Mode” in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-preventrestrict-retail-demo-mode-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

Nearly Three-Quarters of UK Unis Are Phishing Victims

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/nearly-three-quarters-of-uk-unis/

 

Google 'Smart Reply' Headed to Gmail for iOS, Android

Smart Reply uses machine learning technology to determine which emails can be answered with a short reply, then prepares a few possible responses for you to consider.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353712/google-smart-reply-headed-to-gmail-for-ios-android?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

NoTrove threat actor delivering millions of scam ads

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/04/26/notrove-scam-ads/

 

The USB jack we've been using since 1996 could soon become obsolete

http://www.businessinsider.com/usb-devices-switch-to-usb-c-what-it-means-2017-5/

 

How to Protect Your Identity, Personal Data and Property

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/protect-yourself,review-4379.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170524-tg

 

Can Everything I Do Online Be Monitored at My Router?

While it's not typically easy, your internet traffic can be monitored at or near your router. I'll look at how this might be done.

https://askleo.com/can_everything_i_do_online_be_monitored_at_my_router/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ItuYvo9s33dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170530&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

How to set up and use iCloud on Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/icloud-on-windows-10

 

Audacity: Record Individual Songs From Cassettes

http://www.worldstart.com/audacity-record-individual-songs-from-cassettes/

 

Scary new malware can take over your Android phone and you won’t even know it

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/scary-malware-over-android-phone-won-t-even-173628223.html

 

How to Send Encrypted Email on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-encrypted-email-android/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30052017

 

Microsoft Excel formulas and features that you need to know

Microsoft Excel is ubiquitous, but it's far more than a simple spreadsheet app — a huge array of powerful features lay within its cells.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-excel-formulas-and-features-you-need-know

 

Acer crammed a quantum dot display into a 10-inch tablet

The Android 7.0-powered Iconia Tab wants to wow you with its color depth.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/acer-iconia-tab-quantum-dot-display-10-inch-android-tablet/

 

Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3138905/sensors/best-water-leak-detectors-for-smart-homes.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-01&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-01&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Google Daydream VR Ditches Smartphone, Goes Standalone With Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR Platform

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-daydream-vr-standalone-qualcomm-snapdragon-835-vr,34439.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170523-th

 

Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home

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

 

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Smartphone frustrations can snowball and add real stress to your day. Here are seven quick and simple things you can do to make your life just a bit easier.

http://www.pcmag.com/article/352302/7-easy-ways-to-make-your-android-phone-less-annoying?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

New MacOS Malware, Signed With Legit Apple ID, Found Spying On HTTPS Traffic

https://thehackernews.com/2017/04/apple-mac-malware.html

 

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/how-to-build-your-own-vpn-if-youre-rightfully-wary-of-commercial-options/

 

How a New Breed of Android Malware Could Steal Your Password

"Cloak & Dagger" exploits can hide in plain sight.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/news/a26647/cloak-and-dagger-exploits/

 

How Do I Fix “Invalid System Disk” Error?

An "invalid system disk" error has several possible causes. Two of them will make you hope you backed up recently.

https://askleo.com/fix-invalid-system-disk-error/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ItuYvo9s33dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170530&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

How to disable Windows Creators Update notice in Windows Update

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-windows-creators-update-notice-windows-update

 

Chrome Browser Mobile App: The Basics

http://www.worldstart.com/chrome-browser-app-explorer-the-menu/

 

Surface Pro 4 firmware update improves battery life and touch functionality

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/surface-pro-4-firmware-improves-103449074.html

 

Customize Your Mac Desktop the Geek Way with Übersicht

https://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-mac-desktop-ubersicht/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27052017

 

ASUS's new ZenScreen is the USB-C second screen you didn't know you needed

The latest 15.6-inch ASUS ZenScreen connects to your computer, tablet or phone... and props up using a pen.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asuss-new-zenscreen-usb-c-second-screen-you-didnt-know-you-needed

 

Hackers just gave you another reason to hate vaping

http://mashable.com/2017/05/26/vaping-digital-security-virus-usb.amp

 

UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious

It's an AI that understands exploration.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/uc-berkeley-researchers-teach-computers-to-be-curious/

 

MP3 audio quietly fades into history

You can still play your old MP3 files, but the format that owned the early days of digital audio is done.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3196815/mp3-players/mp3-audio-quietly-fades-into-history.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-06-01&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-06-01&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Man Sued for Facebook 'Like' Loses Case, Fined $4k

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10111/man-sued-facebook-loses-case-fined-4k

 

FIN7 Hackers Change Phishing Techniques

http://www.securityweek.com/fin7-hackers-change-phishing-techniques

 

9 Cool Features Hidden in Android 7.0 Nougat

Android's latest upgrade isn't a revolutionary break from 6.0 Marshmallow, but it still comes packed with some helpful little surprises.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/347535/9-cool-features-hidden-in-android-7-0-nougat?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Microsoft Corporation's Unfair Apple Inc. iPad Call-Out

Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro may seem like similar devices that can be compared directly, but this Fool argues that that isn't the case.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/24/microsoft-corporations-unfair-apple-inc-ipad-call.aspx

 

3D Printed DIY Robot Makes Debut in Romania

The creator estimates that more than 1,000 DIY robots have been made by people who followed his design.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a26677/3d-printed-diy-robot-france/

 

Tech giants to Congress: Please change how NSA spies on people

Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon band together in a push for internet surveillance reform.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-facebook-amazon-microsoft-congress-nsa-surveillance-reform/

 

DPI scaling improvements in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/dpi-scaling-improvements-windows-10

 

Using HDMI From Your Computer to Your TV

http://www.worldstart.com/using-hdmi-from-your-computer-to-your-tv/

 

Microsoft's new Surface products face long odds against Apple's record for reliability and support

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-apos-surface-products-face-164349308.html

 

Crysis ransomware master keys released to the public

A total of 200 master keys can now be used by victims to decrypt and unlock their systems.

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/crysis-ransomware-master-keys-released-to-the-public/

 

Exclusive: Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

http://fortune.com/2017/04/27/facebook-google-rimasauskas/

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CyberheistNews Vol 7 #24

Next Windows Version 10 Stops Ransomware Cold

http://bit.ly/2rV7zgJ

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Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/technology/hackers-hide-cyberattacks-in-social-media-posts.html?_r=0

 

Get Your Free Weak Password Test

Find Out How Many Weak Passwords Are In Your Network! 

https://info.knowbe4.com/weak-password-test-chn

 

New ‘Judy’ malware on Android may have infected 36 million devices

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/judy-malware-android-may-infected-36-million-devices-193949396.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_01

 

Scared of Driverless Cars? Here, Look at This Screen

Waymo will show messages to 'help ease passengers' concerns' when they're no longer in control.

http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/353773/scared-of-driverless-cars-here-look-at-this-screen?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

HP, Lenovo and ASUS aim to release first Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 PCs

ASUS, Lenovo, and HP want to be the first companies to release "cellular PCs" later this year.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hp-lenovo-asus-snapdragon-835-windows10-pcs?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

How to Get Notified of Updates for Your Gnome Shell Extensions

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-notified-of-update-gnome-shell-extensions/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=26052017

 

How to Use Lynda.com for Free From Your Local Library

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/lynda-com-free-library/

 

A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

However, it’s not clear if the final version of the phone will include it

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/27/15705342/lg-v30-phone-slide-out-secondary-display-render-evleaks?yptr=yahoo

 

WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Put on your Sunday best, kids, we’re going to Sears—to pick up a water leak detector!

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197947/hubs-controllers/wallyhome-starter-kit-review-an-ultra-budget-smart-sensor-system.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Best (and Worst) Cable-Replacement Services

Ready to Say Goodbye to Cable?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-cable-replacements,review-4387.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

Huawei Announces New MateBook Portable PCs

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/116695/huawei-announces-new-matebook-portable-pcs?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_G9q2srHC4JSzO61wuN0nHTKVlVeO3lroEW7LTaAkD2PbvSWH1Ma5f9Pl03td242S8AMACjEVRdV4ARrUs2536i5uDUA&_hsmi=52290241

 

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

https://securelist.com/78475/it-threat-evolution-q1-2017-statistics/

 

Use this tool on your smartphone to prevent distracted driving

http://www.komando.com/tips/400922/use-this-tool-on-your-smartphone-to-prevent-distracted-driving?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-05-24-article-title

 

Turn On or Off Shared experiences feature in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/shared-experiences-windows-10

 

Why Disconnect is the one privacy tool you should be using

A lifetime subscription to this all-in-one digital defense is just $49.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/27/disconnect-privacy-tool/

 

Samsung’s new Galaxy is a hardware beast

10 things the Galaxy has that IPhone doesn't

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/samsung-galaxy-hardware-beast-213100371.html

 

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/347136/hidden-tricks-inside-windows-10

 

The best tech deals that you don't want to miss out on

Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-daily-best

 

How to Remove the Lock Icon on Encrypted Folders in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-lock-icon-encrypted-folders-windows/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=26052017

 

How to Check Which Movies Are Available to Stream

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-movies-available-stream/

 

Amazon adds stickers to the camera in its iPhone app to try to sell you stuff

I have no idea why this exists

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/26/15697444/amazon-stickers-camera-iphone-app-shop-buy-confused?yptr=yahoo

 

Dish teams up with Amazon Echo's Alexa to let you channel surf hands-free

Dish subscribers can now turn their television experience into a lean back, hands-free experience—if they have the right Amazon Echo device, that is.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197382/home-tech/dish-teams-up-with-amazon-echos-alexa-to-let-you-channel-surf-hands-free.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Help Me, Tom’s Guide: How Do I Get Better Wireless Signal at Home?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/get-better-wireless-signal-at-home,review-4377.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

Surface Studio and Surface Laptop Are Coming to New Markets

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/116679/surface-studio-surface-laptop-coming-new-markets?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--1EI8UO8L_JOPWvHPqXJ8B-onGEGU7wPfsrkUUzx9rteke_TP_RKLBO8BiVeZAIeSZJACiDLRr7HmdH3TM1QdC4328VQ&_hsmi=52290241

 

Russian Hackers Made 'Tainted Leaks' a Thing — Phishing to Propaganda

https://thehackernews.com/2017/05/hackers-tainted-leaks.html?

 

Tech News This Morning, Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

WATCH NOW: Malicious social media trend after Manchester attack, Don't use Samsung's eye scanner and Another costly mistake for Uber

http://videos.komando.com/watch/12218/tech-news-this-morning-tech-news-this-morning-wednesday-may-24th-2017?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-05-24-video-a

 

Run Troubleshooters using the Troubleshoot page in Windows 10 Settings

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/troubleshoot-page-windows-10-settings

 

Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs

Open licensing and built-in CPU support could help its faster flavor of USB-C.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/intel-opens-thunderbolt-3/

 

Don’t even pretend you already knew all 10 of these hidden iPhone tricks

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/don-t-even-pretend-already-knew-10-hidden-143347062.html

 

Feeling Depressed? Stay Off Instagram, Watch YouTube Instead

A new study reveals that YouTube is the 'most positive' social media site for young people, while Instagram and Snapchat are 'the most detrimental' to their mental health.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353772/feeling-depressed-stay-off-instagram-watch-youtube-instead?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Best Replacement Bands for Fitbit Charge 2

What are the best replacement bands for Fitbit Charge 2?

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-replacement-bands-fitbit-charge-2

 

How to Pin Custom Folders to the Taskbar in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pin-custom-folders-taskbar-windows/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=25052017

 

Save on Storage Space With These 7 Lite Android Apps

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-lite-android-apps/

 

The best golfing GPS watches for 2017

Track your game from your wrist so you can focus on that perfect swing

http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/-1326067

 

Google Assistant can now control GE, iRobot, LG, and D-Link devices

More devices are integrating with Google Assistant, and thus Google Home, as the battle for the smart home continues.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197544/smart-appliance/google-assistant-can-now-control-ge-irobot-lg-and-d-link-devices.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Google Explains the Delays in Bringing Android to Chromebook

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/116548/google-explains-delays-bringing-android-chromebook?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--SgP-akCs9Df3VqOO7NjkoS6RiewAql4PRTjZ9RhJSeLk6jWMBS5wRkHtFHEC2GWEoDliv63qfte9KxyXJvw04iDGrVg&_hsmi=52223326

 

Cybercrime heatmap

https://www.europol.europa.eu/iocta/2016/distribution.html

 

Android tricks for fantastic photos

http://www.komando.com/tips/390242/android-tricks-for-fantastic-photos?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=android&utm_content=2017-05-24-article-title

 

Install and Use i3 Window Manager on Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-use-i3-window-manager-ubuntu/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24052017

 

How to disable Share App suggestions in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-share-suggestions-windows-10

 

Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks

Even civil liberties advocates aren't entirely happy with it, however.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/browser-act/

 

New Acer tablet has quantum dot technology, just like those super-desirable TVs

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/acer-tablet-quantum-dot-technology-105139553.html

 

20 Tricks to Master Google Photos

Instant and unlimited image backup is just one reason you should be using Google Photos.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/345998/20-tricks-to-master-google-photos?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_medium=title

 

Mixer Create beta hands-on: Basic, for now, but nicely done

Right now it's more Periscope than anything, but it's a start.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mixer-create-beta-hands

 

How Are Hackers Identified and Brought to Justice?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-are-hackers-identified/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=25052017

 

I Switched From Chrome to Opera and I’m Never Going Back

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/opera-chrome-switch/

 

Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and rumors

Coffee Lake will push the limits of Intel’s 14nm process

http://www.techradar.com/news/intel-coffee-lake-release-date-news-and-rumors

 

Samsung to detail new Tizen OS for smart home appliances, IoT devices

Samsung will talk about the operating system's architecture and roadmap at the Tizen Developers Conference on Tuesday.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3196905/internet-of-things/samsung-to-detail-new-tizen-os-for-smart-home-appliances-iot-devices.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

Eye and Voice Logins Compromised

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10107/eye-and-voice-logins-compromised

 

7 Mistakes You’re Making Every Day on Your iPhone

http://www.cheatsheet.com/technology/mistakes-youre-making-every-day-on-your-iphone.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

HOW A FAKE CYBER STATISTIC RACED THROUGH WASHINGTON

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/05/how-fake-cyber-statistic-raced-through-washington/137542/

 

Use this tool on your smartphone to prevent distracted driving

http://www.komando.com/tips/400922/use-this-tool-on-your-smartphone-to-prevent-distracted-driving/all

 

How to open Apple Keynote (.key) file in PowerPoint on Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/open-apple-keynote-file-in-powerpoint

 

Sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer

Doctors would know exactly where to operate.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/brain-mapping-tool-promises-safer-surgery/

 

People Whose IDs Were Stolen In Bot Push Against Net Neutrality Demand FCC Probe

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/people-whose-ids-were-stolen-112955203.html

 

How to Disable Image Preview Thumbnails for Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-image-preview-thumbnail-windows/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=26052017

 

iKlips miReader 4K

This 4K Card Reader & Storage Device Completely Changes the Meaning of "External Drive"

https://deals.maketecheasier.com/sales/iklips-mireader-4k-black

 

Best Buy Hates That It Is Too Complicated to Buy an $800 Apple iPhone in Its Stores

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14152882/1/best-buy-hates-that-it-is-too-complicated-to-buy-an-800-apple-iphone-in-its-stores.html

 

iPhone 8 release date leaked, mark your calendars

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/05/26/iphone-8-release-date-leaked-memo/

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Re. FYI #942 (Sun 6/11/2017)

Supercookies and Evercookies: Resistance is Futile

So-called "supercookies" and "evercookies" track the websites you visit, even if you regularly disable or flush normal cookies.

https://askleo.com/supercookies_and_evercookies/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JTtymoxI73dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170523&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

   Leo has a vested financial interest in preventing his readers from discovering how to block and clear tracking techniques. Extensions like Click And Clean, Ghostery and (Abine) Blur, along with blocking Flash and HTML5 autoplay content, do a good job of battling the clutter and privacy issues Leo wants us to just put up with. Glary Utilities and Piriform CCleaner are Windows utilities which do a good job of cleaning up after the fact. (Linux has Bleachbit, and this can be run as Root. But Bleachbit can do damages, and it destroys logs which can be useful in debugging.) Don't just throw in the towel! 

   Also be aware that blocking trackers, Flash content or scripts can disable or cripple web pages and prevent page transitions. Sometimes on trusted sites, automatically blocking everything and then reloading multiple times to allow just the necessary content just isn't worth the effort.

 

How to Set Up a VPN on Kodi and Why You Should

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-up-vpn-kodi/

 

More About ExpressVPN, Kodi and Linux (Also a lot of help with Windows or Mac or other platforms):

 

ExpressVPN Main Page:

https://www.expressvpn.com/vpn-service/kodi-vpn

 

How to setup ExpressVPN OpenVPN using Ubuntu Network Manager

https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn-setup/manual-config-for-linux-ubuntu-with-openvpn/

 

More on using ExpressVPN with Kodi, including on Linux:

https://addonhq.com/kodi-vpns-expressvpn-review/

 

Tutorials:

https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn-setup/

   (No, I haven't done any of this myself. Haven't had the time or the motivation, as I have Comcast and TiVo DVRs.)

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Comments by -- Joe Nowak

Forensic Tracking Dots from Your Color Laser Printer

Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:29 pm

Many color laser printers leave tracking dots on every document they print. Here's how it works and the justification for doing so. If you want to know if your printer lays down these tracking dots, there's a link to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) list of printers known to create these tracking dots.

Why Printers Add Secret Tracking Dots

http://bbc.in/2s3TU5c

   The list of printers can be found at: List of Printers Which Do or Do Not Display Tracking Dots

http://bit.ly/2rc8dDH

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Sun 942 6/11/2017

Leaked Facebook Content Rules Full of Surprises

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10104/leaked-facebook-content-rules-full-surprises

 

Microsoft unveils a lot of big changes for Windows 10

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/8/15766154/microsoft-windows-10-fall-creators-update-features-stylus-improvements

 

Windows 10: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details, like features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service strategy.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-the-smart-persons-guide/

 

T-Mobile Is Changing How You Use Your Phone Number

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/t-mobile-changing-phone-number-170300100.html

 

Tim Cook's New Accessory: An Apple Glucose Monitor?

CNBC on Thursday reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at the company's campus wearing 'a prototype glucose tracker on the Apple Watch.'

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353768/tim-cooks-new-accessory-an-apple-glucose-monitor?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack

There are concerns it's trying to hide grassroots support for net neutrality.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/fcc-wont-show-evidence-of-cyberattack/

 

Best Mobile Battery Apps

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/711-best-battery-saving-apps.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

Best home security camera: Our favorite tools for keeping an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2998898/security-cameras/best-home-security-camera-we-test-10-new-models-to-find-out.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

5 Ways to Shut Down Your Linux Computer From the Command Line

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-shut-down-linux-command-line/

 

Google Remembers More than You Realize

Wherein we consider how much information we "give away" in our daily lives online.

https://askleo.com/google-remembers-realize/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JTtymoxI73dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170523&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Hackers Can Unlock Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/249782-hackers-can-unlock-samsungs-galaxy-s8-using-fake-irises?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fmobile%252f249782-hackers-can-unlock-samsungs-galaxy-s8-using-fake-irises%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dextremetech%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2983891%26list%3Dextremetech%26member_id%3D51003542%26engine_id%3D1

 

'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3198388/it-careers/its-easier-than-linux-so-whats-the-problem.html

 

Protect your data with 50 percent off a year of Carbonite online backup service

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a way to backup your data and keep it safe!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-carbonite-backup

 

3 Things You Must Do To Prevent Crippling Ransomware Attacks

http://www.worldstart.com/3-things-you-must-do-to-prevent-crippling-ransomware-attacks/

 

How to Permanently Disable Windows Maintenance (be careful and understand what your doing before you make such changes, maybe full verified backup first!)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/permanently-disable-windows-maintenance/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24052017

 

How to disable Share App suggestions in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-share-suggestions-windows-10

 

RadioShack's depressing Twitter account reveals how the company has hit a new low

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/radioshacks-depressing-twitter-account-reveals-165509584.html

 

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords

Your reason for cracking a Wi-Fi password are no doubt noble—we trust you—so here's how to do it.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2477437,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech

European Ministers are concerned about toxic video content.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/eu-hate-speech-facebook-youtube-twitter-google/

 

33 Hidden iOS 10 Features You Need to Try

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/818-hidden-ios-features.html?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

You'll soon be able to control IKEA's affordable smart lights with Assistant, Alexa, and Siri

Broad AI support coming this summer.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197950/lighting/youll-soon-be-able-to-control-ikeas-affordable-smart-lights-with-assistant-alexa-and-siri.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

5 Things to Know Before Replacing a MacBook With the Surface Laptop

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/things-know-before-replacing-macbook-surface-laptop/

 

What’s a Screen Shot and How Do I Make One?

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a screenshot - an image of your computer screen, saved as a picture - can eliminate a lot of frustration when trying to describe to someone what you're seeing on your computer.

https://askleo.com/whats_a_screen_shot_and_how_do_i_make_one/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JTtymoxI73dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170523&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/249902-thunderbolt-goes-royalty-free-intel-repositions-boost-adoption-sales?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fcomputing%252f249902-thunderbolt-goes-royalty-free-intel-repositions-boost-adoption-sales%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dextremetech%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2983891%26list%3Dextremetech%26member_id%3D51003542%26engine_id%3D1

 

Google raises heat on Microsoft with new Chrome bundle for enterprises

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3198111/web-browsers/google-raises-heat-on-microsoft-with-new-chrome-bundle-for-enterprises.amp.html

 

How to access Control Panel via File Explorer in Windows 10

Here's a handy tip to let you quickly access Control Panel via File Explorer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-control-panel-access-file-explorer-windows-10?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

Clear Up Space On Your Android Phone

http://www.worldstart.com/clear-up-space-on-your-android-phone/

 

Windows 10 Game Mode Explained

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-game-mode-explained/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=22052017

 

How to display Current Page in Private Window of Firefox browser

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/display-current-page-in-private-window-firefox

 

'Lenovo is close to being in a death spiral'

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lenovo-close-being-death-spiral-015500612.html

 

Security Will Be Front and Center in Android O

Google has been getting serious about security, as evidenced by some new features in Android O.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/353770/security-will-be-front-and-center-in-android-o?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Republicans back straight-to-voicemail robocall plan

The RNC has written to the FCC in support of Ringless Voicemail for robocalls.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/republicans-back-straight-to-voicemail-robocall-plan/

 

13 Essential Online-Banking Security Tips

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1148-online-banking-security-tips.html#s1?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

Dish Network is quietly putting Android TV in hotel rooms

Google's living room operating system turns up in an unexpected place with the Dish Evolve streaming box.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3197824/streaming-hardware/dish-network-is-quietly-putting-android-tv-in-hotel-rooms.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

10 More Windows 10 Features You Can Turn Off

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-windows-10-features-can-turn-off/

 

Supercookies and Evercookies: Resistance is Futile

So-called "supercookies" and "evercookies" track the websites you visit, even if you regularly disable or flush normal cookies.

https://askleo.com/supercookies_and_evercookies/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JTtymoxI73dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20170523&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

 

VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/249891-vws-diesel-defeat-devices-finally-located-cracked-wide-open?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fextreme%252f249891-vws-diesel-defeat-devices-finally-located-cracked-wide-open%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dextremetech%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2983891%26list%3Dextremetech%26member_id%3D51003542%26engine_id%3D1

 

Google Lens Will Bring Vision-Based Object Identification to Your Phone

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/116360/google-lens-will-bring-vision-based-object-identification-phone?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_7ik0TwzRJHTdb71uQ5DkCnqP-h86P57vcEI0qJ2HmFkbfnforoymM7PGDVpGN30-URkz3jyomzGDfd0d5F2KNm_JGmw&_hsmi=52115201

 

Microsoft purposefully aimed Surface Laptop at a wide audience — and that makes sense

Many Surface fans appear to be confused as to why Microsoft is releasing the new Surface Laptop, so we thought we'd set the record straight.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop-aimed-much-larger-market-previous-surfaces?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=wp

 

Public Wi-Fi: How to Stay Safe and Secure Your Data

http://www.worldstart.com/public-wi-fi-how-to-stay-safe-and-secure-your-data/print

 

PCI vs. USB WiFi Adapters: Which Is Right for You?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pci-vs-usb-wifi-adapters/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=22052017

 

What is Juice Jacking and how to prevent it & protect your smartphone

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/juice-jacking-prevent-protect-device

 

Forget the iPhone 8: micro-LED screens could power Apple’s future

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/forget-iphone-8-micro-led-screens-could-power-193013317.html?_fsig=ljbcxP7grTkQ.TDmpCsq3g--

 

Gadgets You'll Want in Your First Apartment

Here are some tips for making your new home a tech-centric haven.

http://www.pcmag.com/feature/323830/gadgets-you-ll-want-in-your-first-apartment?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Russia is building a secure Skype knock-off

The state-owned Rostec corporation will build a secure messaging platform.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/russian-skype-secure/

 

Best Movies of All Time (and Where to Watch Them)

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/994-best-movies-ever.html#s9?utm_source=tg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170520-tg

 

Meridian Audio Explorer2 USB DAC review: An inexpensive path to high-resolution audio

Decoding MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) tracks is this DAC’s raison d’être, but it can do more than that.

http://www.techhive.com/article/3198147/home-audio/meridian-explorer2-usb-dac-review-an-inexpensive-path-to-high-resolution-audio.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-05-25&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20TechHive%20%202017-05-25&utm_term=techhive_bestof_html

 

How to Set Up a VPN on Kodi and Why You Should

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-up-vpn-kodi/

 

[Tip] How to Use Night Light (Blue Light) Feature in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-use-night-light-blue-light-feature-in-windows-10/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AskVG+%28AskVG%29

 

The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/249775-5-important-announcements-google-io-2017?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=extremetech&utm_medium=title&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzdbb.net%2Fr%2F%3Fhttps%253a%252f%252fwww.extremetech.com%252fmobile%252f249775-5-important-announcements-google-io-2017%253futm_source%253demail%2526utm_campaign%253dextremetech%2526utm_medium%253dtitle%26mailing_id%3D2983891%26list%3Dextremetech%26member_id%3D51003542%26engine_id%3D1

 

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

 

Best External Hard Drive for Xbox One S

Updated 18 May, 2017: Xbox One games are forever growing in size, so you can never have too much storage — so we added the spacious 8TB Seagate Expansion external drive.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-external-hard-drive-xbox-one

 

Is My Movie Collection Valuable?

http://www.worldstart.com/is-my-movie-collection-valuable/print

 

The Difference Between MP3, AAC, FLAC and Other Audio Formats

https://www.maketecheasier.com/difference-between-mp3-aac-flac-other-audio-formats/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24052017

 

Precautions to take before sending your PC or Laptop for repair

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/precautions-take-sending-pc-laptop-repair

 

Intel’s upcoming 10-core i9 chips will hit 4.5GHz without even overclocking

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/intel-10-core-skylake-x-152819923.html

 

New MacBook Pro Details Will Anger Everyone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/05/24/apple-new-macbook-pro-wwdc-beware/#723038f5672f

 

Deleting This 1 App Can Literally Double Your Phone's Battery Life

When I saw one popular app eat 47 percent of my phone's battery, I acted with maximum prejudice--but there are some less drastic steps you can take.

https://www.inc.com/john-koetsier/deleting-this-one-app-can-literally-double-your-phones-battery-life.html

 

The 6 best password managers

Look to these Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and web tools to make your passwords stronger and your online life easier

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3198507/security/the-6-best-password-managers.html

 

Foreign Firms Fret as China Implements New Cybersecurity Law

Changes to language in April is adding to uncertainty

Some companies have already turned to local cloud providers

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/foreign-firms-fret-as-china-implements-new-cybersecurity-law

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

Re. FYI #941  (Sat 6/10/2017)

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/

  This is very limited. It isn't even legal in States where optometrists consider themselves to be medical professionals. (That's about 35-40 States, including IL and MA.) And where it is legal:

  "While it's no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam if your vision has changed since your last one, those of us who just want to grab a new pair of frames based on a still-valid expired prescription can do so from the comfort of our own home."

  So this will not save you a trip to the optometrist. Or the expense/copay. It will however, motivate some folks to go get their eyes checked, if the app shows any changes in their vision.

 

CAN UBUNTU LINUX REPLACE WINDOWS 10?

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

  Two things I have never been able to do in Linux: Miracast or WiDi, and getting a Networked Scanner to be found consistently. These are still major obstacles to using Linux exclusively as my everyday desktop OS. 

  Bluetooth in Linux has gotten better, but Windows 10 still has far superior reliability and performance with Bluetooth 4.0 and higher standards. And NVidia and AMD Radeon graphics continue to confound Ubuntu last I tried this. Older graphics cards and subsystems, including Intel-NVidia hybrid graphics, have been all but abandoned recently. There are also quite a few printers whose advanced features are not supported in Linux. And a scattering of other devices.

  Ubuntu and Windows 10 continue to be developed in divergent directions, so one does not substitute for the other. Not once you get past the "gee wiz, this stuff actually can run most of what I need to use!" stage.

 

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

  This cannot be repeated often enough -- Free VPN services use YOU as their product. None of these is private. They all collect and share with third parties data about their users and their habits. And they all keep Logs, which can be subpoenaed or stolen.

 

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

  Then again, the early Internet never killed anyone outright, did it?

 

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/

  This is not a System Backup and Restore or Cloning tool. It acts like File History in Windows 10. This is for making data backups only. It does encrypt and compress, which is fine if you have large files or a large amount of data overall. Or data which must be backed up very frequently. If not, dd copy and simple copy-paste also work just fine, with the advantage that you will never lose access to your data if you crash your hard drive and can't run a proprietary program from within a healthy Linux installation. Given the amount of customization which is typical of a well-working Ubuntu installation, data backup alone will never be a substitute for regular system backups with something like CloneZilla Live. Reinstalling and reconfiguring everything is simply not a viable option.

 

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