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Sat 9/2/2017 1018
Fri 9/1/2017 1017
Thur 8/31/2017 1016
Wed 8/30/2017 1015
Tue 8/19/2017 1014
Mon 8/28/2017 1013
Sun 8/27/2017 1012

Sat 1018  9/2/2017

I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykarcz/2017/09/01/i-used-a-google-chromebook-for-30-days-this-is-what-happened/2/#149f225b144d

 

How to Mute Tabs in Google Chrome

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-mute-tabs-in-google-chrome-1798506886

 

Microsoft Research uses AI to help drones soar like eagles

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-research-uses-ai-help-171400332.html

 

Do You Think Bezel-less Phones Are Useful or Just a Gimmick?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bezel-less-phones-useful-or-gimmick

 

FBI/IRS-Themed Email Scam Spreads Ransomware

Fake IRS and FBI emails are circulating on the Internet that attempt to lure victims into downloading malware that will ultimately hold their data hostage.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/fbi-irs-themed-email-scam-spreads-ransomware-/d/d-id/1329752

 

How to Recover Data From a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-recover-data-from-a-corrupt-memory-card-or-usb-drive

 

Why you should NEVER throw away or post pictures of your airline boarding pass

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416084/why-you-should-never-throw-away-or-post-pictures-of-your-airline-boarding-pass

 

How AI Is Helping Wage War on Counterfeit Goods

Startup Entrupy uses machine-learning algorithms to detect whether a product is real or not.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355839/how-ai-is-helping-wage-war-on-counterfeit-goods

 

You're wasting money if you use a modem from your cable company — here's a cheap replacement

http://www.businessinsider.com/motorola-arris-surfboard-cable-modem-deal-amazon-2016-5

 

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Redstone 3) Coming on October 17 (most, like with Redstone 2 (Creators upgrade 1703) will delay upgrade)

http://www.askvg.com/microsoft-announces-redstone-3-coming-in-september-2017

 

Google Assistant Is Coming to a Bunch of New Speakers

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-assistant-speakers-anker-panasonic,news-25744.html

 

Akeo Consulting Rufus bug allows remote code execution

https://www.scmagazine.com/akeo-consulting-rufus-uses-insecure-updates/article/685092

 

How Do You Create Subfolders in the Windows “Send To” Menu?

https://www.howtogeek.com/268091/how-do-you-create-subfolders-in-the-windows-explorer-context-send-to-menu

 

Smashing Security #040: The show that cost Troy Hunt 14 dollars

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-040-troy-hunt

 

Intel’s New Xeon W Chips Bring Skylake-SP to Enterprise, Workstation LGA2066 Sockets

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254785-intels-new-xeon-w-chips-bring-skylake-sp-enterprise-workstation-lga2066-sockets

 

How to enable legacy extensions in Firefox 57

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/12/how-to-enable-legacy-extensions-in-firefox-57

 

Samsung T5 Portable SSD review

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-t5-portable-ssd-review-141523211.html

 

How to Stop Windows 10 from Automatically Sleeping or Locking

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-windows-10-from-sleeping

 

How Hackers Hide Their Malware: The Basics

Malware depends on these four basic techniques to avoid detection.

https://www.darkreading.com/how-hackers-hide-their-malware-the-basics/a/d-id/1329722

 

3 Ways You Can Use Android as a Desktop Operating System

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-android-desktop-operating-system

 

New iPhone models getting wireless charging! But is it worth it?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416116/new-iphone-models-getting-wireless-charging-but-is-it-worth-it

 

Inside the Cutting-Edge Data Technology Behind the US Open

IBM took us inside the cloud services and predictive analytics behind the tournament, and showed off the Watson power behind IBM SlamTracker and new Cognitive Highlights.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/347508/inside-the-cutting-edge-data-technology-behind-the-us-open

 

THE END OF APPS: How Apple, Facebook, and Google are ushering in the next evolution of app experiences, and what that means for businesses

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-end-of-apps-report-2017-8

 

Windows 10 Redstone 4 (RS4) Builds Changelog (coming next Spring)

http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-redstone4-rs4-changelog

 

Essential Phone (PH-1) Review: Beautiful But Not Fully Baked

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/essential-phone-ph-1,review-4629.html

 

Deputy AG announces new cybercrime lab and efforts

https://www.scmagazine.com/rosenstein-announces-new-resources-to-fight-cybercrime/article/685067

 

The Different Types of Light Bulbs You Can Buy, and How to Choose

https://www.howtogeek.com/265814/the-different-types-of-light-bulbs-you-can-buy-and-how-to-choose

 

711 MILLION email accounts weaponized by Onliner for spam campaigns

Password reuse has never been a worse idea… (remember most if not all will be sold to other nice people, some of which will do phishing attacks and others will hijack user accounts and do legitimate looking things with the finger pointing at the real owners of the account. i.e. authorities knocking at your door.)

https://www.grahamcluley.com/711-million-email-accounts-onliner-spam

 

AMD Agrees to Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Fusion APU Litigation

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254790-amd-agrees-pay-29-5-million-settle-llano-litigation

 

Win10Clean: Windows 10 System Tweaker

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/11/win10clean

 

Google Docs version tracking makes collaboration easier

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-docs-version-tracking-makes-160000314.html

 

How to Install Windows 10 from an Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-windows10-from-android

 

FTC to Issue Refunds Following Tech Support Scam

The Federal Trade Commision will issue partial refunds to victims of a scheme that deceived hundreds of thousands of people.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ftc-to-issue-refunds-following-tech-support-scam/d/d-id/1329750

 

Fed Up With Fitbit? 5 Unique Fitness Trackers You Should Consider

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fitbit-fitness-tracker-alternatives

 

Unpatchable flaw in modern cars leaves MILLIONS at risk of hacks

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/415996/unpatchable-flaw-in-modern-cars-leaves-millions-at-risk-of-hacks

 

Massive Spambot Exposes 711 Million Email Addresses

'For a sense of scale, that's almost one address for every single man, woman and child in all of Europe,' according to security researcher Troy Hunt.

(remember most if not all will be sold to other nice people, some of which will do phishing attacks and others will hijack user accounts and do legitimate looking things with the finger pointing at the real owners of the account. i.e. authorities knocking at your door.)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355892/massive-spambot-exposes-711-million-email-addresses

 

5 things to know about how ISPs can (and can't) use data

http://www.techrepublic.com/videos/5-things-to-know-about-how-isps-can-and-cant-use-data

 

[Tip] How to Always Open Bookmarks in New Tabs in Mozilla Firefox

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-always-open-bookmarks-in-new-tabs-in-mozilla-firefox

 

Raspberry Pi NGINX: Build your own Web Server

https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-nginx

 

Why It’s Still A Bad Idea to Post or Trash Your Airline Boarding Pass

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/why-its-still-a-bad-idea-to-post-or-trash-your-airline-boarding-pass

 

How to Read and Respond to Android Notifications On Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/267930/how-to-read-and-respond-to-android-notifications-on-your-mac

 

CeX data breach impacts two million UK accounts, customers told to change passwords ASAP

Data breach exposes information of registered website customers.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/cex-data-breach-impacts-two-million-uk-accounts-customers-told-change-passwords-asap

 

TCL Will Revive the Palm Brand, First Devices Slated for 2018 (This brings back memories.  Might still have my old one around somewhere.)

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/254835-tcl-will-revive-palm-brand-devices-slated-2018

 

Manage Windows 10 Search Indexing

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/10/manage-windows-10-search-indexing

 

FrontRow is the latest wearable livestreaming camera

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/frontrow-latest-wearable-livestreaming-camera-210900176.html

 

10 Popular Android Apps You Should Uninstall Right Now

https://www.maketecheasier.com/popular-android-apps-you-should-uninstall

 

New York's Historic FinSec Regulation Covers DDoS, Not Just Data

Starting today, New York banks and insurers must report to authorities within 72 hours on any security event that has a 'reasonable likelihood' of causing material harm to normal operations.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/new-yorks-historic-finsec-regulation-covers-ddos-not-just-data/d/d-id/1329737

 

How to Sideload Apps Onto Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sideload-apps-amazon-fire-tv-stick

 

Bluetooth Mesh is coming and here’s why you’ll want it (with Bluetooth 5.0 or higher, this will be great)

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416066/bluetooth-mesh-is-coming-and-heres-why-youll-want-it

 

Stop Trying to Make Smartwatches Happen

As long as smartphones are around, forget the rise of the smartwatch.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/355856/stop-trying-to-make-smartwatches-happen

 

Video: This massive spambot has over 711 million addresses

http://www.techrepublic.com/videos/video-this-massive-spambot-has-over-711-million-addresses

 

[Tip] How to Change Network Name in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-change-network-name-in-windows-10

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/1-raspberry-pi-zero-w

 

Dumping Data from Deep-Insert Skimmers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/dumping-data-from-deep-insert-skimmers

 

How to Update Your Xbox One Controller’s Firmware Without an Xbox One

https://www.howtogeek.com/267520/how-to-update-your-xbox-one-controllers-firmware-without-an-xbox-one

 

New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/08/30/eset-research-cyberespionage-gazer/#new_tab

 

Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254829-bain-apple-swoop-last-minute-bid-toshibas-nand-flash-business

 

Vivaldi 1.11 improves accessibility features

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/10/vivaldi-1-11-improves-accessibility-features

 

Android phones can now open Schlage's premium smart lock

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/android-phones-now-open-schlage-130000440.html

 

Tech companies, law profs agree: The Fourth Amendment should protect data

Filings argue support for convicted robber’s position in Carpenter v. United States.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/tech-companies-law-profs-agree-the-fourth-amendment-should-protect-data

 

700 Million Email Accounts Hijacked by Spammers (remember most if not all will be sold to other nice people, some of which will do phishing attacks and others will hijack user accounts and do legitimate looking things with the finger pointing at the real owners of the account. i.e. authorities knocking at your door.)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10172/700-million-email-accounts-hijacked-spammers

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Fri 1017  9/1/2017

 

Google awarded patent for crazy 2-in-1 laptop design

Google patents a wild looking design that may show up in its next laptop.

https://www.androidcentral.com/google-patents-crazy-laptop-design

 

How to Fix (Permanently): Hundreds of Cab_XXX Files in C:\Windows\Temp

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10173/how-fix-permanently-hundreds-cabxxx-files-cwindowstemp

 

Intel's second 10-nanometer chip architecture is Ice Lake

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inteapos-second-10-nanometer-000200050.html

 

How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

https://www.howtogeek.com/214080/how-to-turn-your-windows-pc-into-a-wi-fi-hotspot

 

Detect hidden credit card skimmers with this smartphone trick

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/414515/detect-hidden-credit-card-skimmers-with-this-smartphone-trick

 

What to Expect From the Xbox One X

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/254722-can-expect-xbox-one-x

 

Switchmate Bright review: The quick and easy path to smart lighting

You’ll spend more time downloading the app than installing this smart switch.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3221124/lighting/switchmate-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-08-31

 

Real Madrid Twitter accounts hacked shortly after FC Barcelona account breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/the-ourmine-hacking-group-managed-to-seize-the-teams-twitter-accounts-and-sent-tweets-welcoming-the-player-in-english-and-spanish/article/684876

 

Google Assistant Heads to More Speakers, Appliances

New Google Assistant-equipped speakers are slated to arrive later this year in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355876/google-assistant-heads-to-more-speakers-appliances

 

6 Sensors Every Smart Home Should Have

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sensors-every-smart-home

 

Trump appointee says for the 'past several years' he has been the victim of 'multiple cyber attacks'

That’ll explain those ungentlemanly comments about Obama’s mom then.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/trump-appointee-says-past-several-years-victim-multiple-cyber-attacks-internet-crimes

 

Anker's Echo Dot Alternative Is Just $30 Right Now, Plus Three Months of Amazon Music

https://deals.kinja.com/ankers-echo-dot-alternative-is-just-30-right-now-plus-1798439303

 

MetroPCS vs. Boost Mobile: Which Is Right for You?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/metro-pcs-vs-boost-mobile,review-4595.html

 

The Benefits of Exploiting Attackers' Favorite Tools

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-benefits-of-exploiting-attackers-favorite-tools/v/d-id/1329683

 

10 Great XFCE Themes for Linux XFCE Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/xfce4-desktop-themes-linux

 

GNU/Linux for beginners: How Audio Works

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/16/linux-audio-explained

 

Symantec launches secure Wi-Fi router

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/symantec-launches-secure-wi-fi-205757854.html

 

Why You Should Replace Windows’ Default Image Viewer With IrfanView

https://www.howtogeek.com/321997/why-you-should-replace-windows-default-image-viewer-with-irfanview

 

How to keep your laptop from overheating

https://www.komando.com/tips/416431/how-to-keep-your-laptop-from-overheating

 

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/254712-andy-rubins-essential-phone-finally-shipping

 

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Generation 2) review: Watering the lawn gets smart

This powerful irrigation controller ensures the grass truly is greener with smart and savvy features.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220436/home-control/rachio-smart-sprinkler-controller-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-08-31

 

Ransomworms on the rise: yet another wake up call for the enterprise

https://www.scmagazine.com/ransomworms-on-the-rise-yet-another-wake-up-call-for-the-enterprise/article/684011

 

22 Cool Tricks and Secret Gems Inside Facebook Messenger

Messenger is so much more than a mere messenger.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/343433/22-cool-tricks-and-secret-gems-inside-facebook-messenger

 

How to Use Evernote to Stay Productive on the Road

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/evernote-stay-productive-road

 

Spyware deployed in state-sponsored attacks against India and Pakistan

Identity of attackers still unclear…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/spyware-deployed-state-sponsored-attacks-india-pakistan/

 

Security Showdown: Smart Locks vs. “Dumb” Locks

https://lifehacker.com/security-showdown-smart-locks-vs-dumb-locks-1798473187

 

Xbox One X: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/xbox-one-x-faq,news-22897.html

 

Comparing Private and Public Cloud Threat Vectors

Many companies moving from a private cloud to a cloud service are unaware of increased threats.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/comparing-private-and-public-cloud-threat-vectors/a/d-id/1329676

 

How to Create an Encrypted USB with VeraCrypt

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-encrypted-usb-with-veracrypt

 

Ellp is like IFTTT but for the Windows desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/15/ellp-is-like-ifttt-but-for-the-windows-desktop

 

Logitech's PowerPlay delivers no-compromise wireless gaming mice

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/logitech-apos-powerplay-delivers-no-163000488.html

 

What Is YouTube TV, and Can It Replace Your Cable Subscription?

https://www.howtogeek.com/322321/what-is-youtube-tv-and-can-it-replace-your-cable-subscription

 

Over 180,000 iPhone apps won't work with iOS 11

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416336/over-180000-iphone-apps-wont-work-with-ios-11

 

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/254766-google-arcore-brings-augmented-reality-android-minus-tango

 

Geeni Vision 720P Smart Camera review: A basic and budget-friendly home security camera

Though short on advanced features, this less-than-$100 security camera is long on ease of use.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3219304/security-cameras/geeni-vision-720p-smart-camera-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-08-31

 

Carbon Emissions: Oversharing Bug Puts Security Vendor Back in Spotlight

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/carbon-emissions-oversharing-bug-puts-security-vendor-back-in-spotlight

 

How to Set Up a Second Alexa, Enable Multi-Room Playback

Yep, you can set up and manage multiple Amazon Echo devices. And even play the same music on them simultaneously.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355871/how-to-set-up-a-second-alexa-enable-multi-room-playback

 

Never Go Online Without a VPN: Here’s Why

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-vpn-use

 

Google Play Protect Will ID Safe and Stable Android Devices

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/133520/google-play-protect-will-id-safe-stable-android-devices?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9hcMpYYmUuJ1PHBo1GopZLbtlh8FGoje54hMh-tK4jvXD64De8kTgT95mRzzQ8hhk1lkoNSfOZrPEnwcG2eQkwzpsHAQ&_hsmi=55795011

 

Cortana & Alexa Sitting on a Desk - T.A.L.K.I.N.G.

http://winsupersite.com/collaboration/cortana-alexa-sitting-desk-talking

 

Bitdefender Mobile Security: The Best Android AV App

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/bitdefender-mobile-security,review-2629.html

 

Tuesday: Spammers' Favorite Day of the Week

Spammers are most active when their targets are online, with the highest level of activity on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/tuesday-spammers-favorite-day-of-the-week/d/d-id/1329678

 

How to Create a Reset Recovery Image in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-reset-recovery-image-windows10

 

Find out which sites are slowing Firefox down

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/15/which-sites-are-slowing-firefox-down

 

Motorola designed a phone screen that repairs itself

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/motorola-designed-phone-screen-repairs-011600180.html

 

How to Enable Auto-Lock for Your Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

https://www.howtogeek.com/321955/how-to-enable-auto-lock-for-your-kwikset-kevo-smart-lock

 

Why now is the BEST time to sell your old iPhone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416287/why-now-is-the-best-time-to-sell-your-old-iphone

 

AMD’s Vega 56 Hits Store Shelves, Promptly Vanishes

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/254742-amds-vega-56-hits-store-shelves-promptly-vanishes

 

How to use Miracast to mirror your device's screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

As of July 2017, there's even 4K support.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2907520/streaming-media/how-to-use-miracast-to-mirror-your-devices-screen-wirelessly-on-your-tv.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-08-31

 

Blowing the Whistle on Bad Attribution

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/blowing-the-whistle-on-bad-attribution

 

Don’t fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams!

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/08/29/hurricane-harvey-charity-scams/#new_tab

 

Never Forget to Check These Excel Document Settings

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/excel-document-settings

 

Microsoft and Amazon are Partnering on Cortana and Alexa Integration (Updated x 2)

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/133614/microsoft-amazon-partnering-cortana-alexa-integration?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--TYnD1gpJdgGZoPochXtCY7bUWcE4-MbmzLsr773eqihzaj-XAWLdZYBaBdy94Tu1aTrqbME6auXoC64PPf9U30POCCg&_hsmi=55795011

 

How Apple Plans to Change the Way You Use the Next iPhone

http://winsupersite.com/management-mobility/how-apple-plans-change-way-you-use-next-iphone

 

Actually, the Galaxy Note 8 Is Totally Worth $1,000

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/is-galaxy-note-8-price-worth-it,news-25711.html

 

Trump Makes US Cyber Command an Official Combat Arm

Move seen as step one in spinning off the command from the NSA.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/trump-makes-us-cyber-command-an-official-combat-arm/d/d-id/1329679

 

Interesting File Managers to Discover This Week

https://www.maketecheasier.com/interesting-file-managers-to-discover-this-week

 

Turn off smart multi-homed name resolution in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/14/turn-off-smart-multi-homed-name-resolution-in-windows

 

The iPhone 8 launch will leave people furious, but Apple is already working on a fix

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-8-launch-leave-people-furious-apple-already-131829998.html

 

This Is the No. 1 Most Hated Industry in America, According to Real Customers

https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/most-hated-industries-in-america-according-to-customers.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo

 

Survey: In-App Customer Support Is a Winner

http://www.crmbuyer.com/story/84753.html

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Recent FYI Postings

BREAKING WINDOWS NEWS:

WARNING: Don’t use Windows 10 to move data on your Android phone or tablet

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/dont-use-windows-10-to-move-data-on-your-android-phone-or-tablet/

German blog site heise.de is running down a problem that may irreversibly destroy data on the Android device.

 

Re. FYI #1009 (Thurs 8/24/2017):

Creators Update now on nearly 66 percent of Windows 10 PCs, according to AdDuplex

"...AdDuplex's numbers are based on a sampling of 5,000 Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK."

Hardly a mark of confidence for anyone wishing to find out the overall penetration of The Creators Update into the desktop PC market.

 

Free Disk Space Analyzer software for Windows 10/8/7

It looks like they pretty well covered all the bases here.

 

How to move from CrashPlan for Home to another backup solution

It is indeed disappointing to see CrashPlan Home go away. It was a good service and was very reliable.

 

[Windows 10 Tip #10] - Make a System Recovery Drive, NOW

And make a new one when you upgrade, such as moving from the Anniversary Update to the Spring 2017 Creators Update.

You should have one for the old OS and one for the new version, just in case.

 

Get the 4K Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 for Just $595

For the price, this is a pretty good 2-in-1, but for travel, it's a bit large to fit in a coat pocket. Note that this device uses the Intel core-m series chipset, which has some performance issues.

 

Kolab Now Is a Smooth On-Ramp for LibreOffice Online

This online office suite is not free. That violates the principles of Open-Source GNU-GPL licensing. I don't know how LibreOffice got suckered into throwing its support to what is just another proprietary, non-free online office suite which just happens to work with Linux.

 

Re. FYI #1010 (Fri 8/25/2017):

Detect hidden credit card skimmers with this smartphone trick

I doubt very much that most credit card skimmers use Bluetooth. This is false security.

 

Google Chrome under attack: Have you used one of these hijacked extensions?

The Extensions themselves were never hijacked. It was user accounts which were compromised, using ordinary phishing tactics. You do not have to stop using any Chrome Extensions.

 

Microsoft Releases Long-Awaited Security Tool, Sets Linux Preview

From the article, I do not see what this tool has to do with Linux.

 

5 tech things that are a waste of money

If you never change ISPs and never move to another part of the country, buying a modem and router for Cable Internet Services might make sense. For phone line based ISPs, I don't think there are any replacement gateways you can buy from third parties. So whether to rent or buy is still not an open and shut case.

 

Re. FYI #1011  (Sat 8/26/2017):

There’s now one less excuse not to use a password manager

Even the $1 per month fee for the Pro version isn't going to break the bank for most folks. But syncing for free is attractive. Just remember, it is LasPass storing your synced passwords in their Cloud Servers. They have leaked in the past and may leak in the future.

 

How to Fix: No Sound - High Definition Audio Driver (Code 10)

Basically, this is another case of Windows Update installing drivers onto machines which have proprietary hardware. In almost every case, this results in driver conflicts with the OEM manufacturer supplied drivers. The solution is to remove the Windows 10 driver, run MS Updates, use wushowhide to remove these driver updates, and using wushowhide, block these driver updates from ever downloading again. Then set Windows 10 to never download drivers from MS Updates. That's the permanent solution to these issues. I have such an issue with my Intel NUC, and had to do these steps to end the Windows Updates driver downloads madness. Once Microsoft is taken out of the equation, go to the manufacturer's website and download and install the correct current Windows 10 compatible driver(s). I had to go to Realtek, whose site is a real mess to navigate.

 

Take $125 Off the Asus ZenBook UX360CA 2-in-1 Laptop

I'm late to then party, but this looked like a good deal. The processor is a full-fledged Intel Core-i5, which is good. But the graphics are nothing to write home about.

 

How to Remove Viruses and Malware on Your Windows PC

It's nice that this article demonstrates a variety of brands. Most articles of this type only push one brand.

Bitdefender Mobile Security: The Best Android AV App

This is a good brand, and if you want to cover all your devices and yout IoT Things, a full retail version of BitDefender will cover all your devices for one subscription fee.

 

Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

Well, I guess this isn't any worse than self-dissolving stitches, which are in common use today

 

Google tests new perma-silence feature for sites in Chrome

I can think of a few sites I would like to permanently silence. But I don't use them frequently.

 

Infographic - How to secure your Wi-Fi

This Infographic has all sorts of ineffective and downright bad advice in it. While wps and certain router default settings are insecure and should be changed or disabled, the rest of the recommendations are mostly myths or totally outdated strategies.

 

The Best Weather Apps for Android

DarkSky looks like a really useful app for bike riders like myself. IT can get wind, rain and temperatures down to a very local level. Combine this with a free weathwer radar app, and you would have the info cyclists most often need to stay safe and comfortable, or to plan for bad weather gear when we will be needing it. Sever weather notifications are another feature most weather apps offer.

 

Facebook blocks insurance company’s plan to base premiums on your posts

First, this is a British company, nothing in the US. Second, Facebook cannot legally share the information requested to any US company. Third, it would never stand American legal challenges. Among other things, we have the First Amendment which protects Free Speech. Social media postings are none of any company's business, and they all should know it.

 

How to decide between buying a flat or curved PC monitor

For the viewing distances of PC use, I see no advantage to a curved monitor. In fact, I don't see any advantage of curved HDTYVs, but that's another issue.

 

Best free USB security software & antivirus for Windows PC

This whole category is snake oil. There is no software way to prevent infection through USB devices. They can have hardware modifications and firmware viruses which will circumvene all software solutions. Save the money and the resource overhead. All these tools do can be duplicated in Windows 10 Pro's Group Policies.

 

Re. FYI #1012 (Sun 8/27/2017):

How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

Fact of the matter is, for most distros of Linux, getting them to boot on Secure Boot Windows machines has long since been solved. My Ubuntu does not care about my NUC's Secure Boot or its UEFI firmware instead of BIOS Post. What it does care about is that to access shared NTFS file systems, Windows Fast Startup needs to be disabled. With a fast processor and fast SSD, this is a non-issue from a performance point of view. 

 

Intel's 8th Gen Core Branding Will Confuse the Masses

So what else is new? Intel has always caused confusion over its chipset branding.

 

Backblaze Personal Backup review

Online storage for files is not backup. Please keep the terms straight.

 

Re. FYI #1013 (Mon 8/28/2017):

Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

Be VERY careful what you wish for! This article reminds me of the George Jetson cartoon in which the AI devices go crazy "anticipating" what he wants. Remember his line? "Jane! Stop this crazy thing! Jane! Jane!..."

 

Fox News is Spreading Fake News About Hurricane Harvey

So why should Harvey be any different from any other "story" Fox News gets their hands on? #MAGA!!!

 

The 3 Best Ways to Make a Window Always-on-Top on Windows

In both Windows and Linux, many Apps, taskbar items and Tray Items have their own controls for toggling on and off between Always On Top and normal window behaviors. Each app may do this diffrerently, but it's nice to know there are also global ways to keep a window of interest always on top.

 

CrashPlan shutting down Home consumer backup service (Carbonite might be an alternative)

Carbonite and CrashPlan take very different approaches to off-site backup and recovery. CrashPlan avoids storing your data on a Cloud Server, which has limits on bandwidth, total space allocated and other things. With CrashPlan, you use (with their permission) a trusted person's server or computer for your backups. Then if you need to recover from the backup, either you connect to the sever, or you notify the person to open up their PC (or turn it on) so you can restore your system. This whole strategy avoids using third-party intermediaries, which is important for many CrashPlan users. NAS like WD MyCloud also can also avoid most third-party intermediary issues, although WD does spy on their own version of this type of Personal Cloud tech.

 

Should You Always Use the Official Charger for Your Phone?

I don't know about phone chargers, but my tabelt uses a high current charger, more than standard USB current. USe the wrong third-party charger on thea tablet, and its battery actualy discharges. Not good! Also, phones like my Moto G4 which use Turbo Charging, must use compatible chargers, or risk overheating and battery explosions.

 

The Robo-Doctor Will See You Now

I once had a robo-doctor -- no wait, he was a real person. He just would not spend time to answer all my questions, so I switched. Glad I did. Point is, virtual or actual assistants cannot always substitute for the real doctor.

 

Why Those Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Texas Are Such Bad News (dish soap best exterminator)

As a public service, once they finish rescuing and helping the humans, authorities should poison those colonies while they're still floating around. Much easier to find and kill when they're all above ground!

 

It took 14 years for this Massachusetts hospital to detect a data breach

In case you're not a local, Tewksbury is the main State Mental Hospital still running in Southeastern Massachusetts. These public hospitals have a long history of patient abuse, unauthorized experimentation, and general maltreatment of patients. 

(Waltham had one notorious example and two schools for "incorrigible youth" just up the road from where I live. Due to asbestos and other contaminants, the place was torn down and dug up some years ago. (They had a network of underground tunnels.) The Waltham Land Trust then sold off some of the old property to condo developers, which did not please some folks around here. The rest, including a cemetery with unmarked graves, is preserved as open space. I think one of the schools for special needs students still operates.) 

I think Tewksbury Hospital and the Commonwealth have much more to fear from a data breach than the patients or their families in this case. The folks who run and used to run Tewksbury may be getting just what they deserve.

But taking 14 years to notify anyone of the breaches? That's crazy, even for a State Institution!

 

New 3D Printers Can Print Materials as Strong as Steel

Contrary to popular belief, plastics and graphene can outperform steel in many applications. So can spider silk.

 

Beginner's guide to Windows 10 encryption

Remember, full bitlocker encryption is implemented only in Pro or above Windows SKUs. don't fall for the fake "Bitlocker Encryption" the Home Edition pushes at you. Among other things, it locks you into using a Microsoft Cloud login and keeping the account as an Administrator Account.

 

How To Recover “Lost” USB Space in Windows

Not only USB Flash Drives, but also USB hard drives, have shown this behavior for me, and also my Dad when he was alive. While some programs create crazy partitions and formats in hard drives frormatted to exFAT or FAT32 (Hello, Acronis Products!) the usual issue is that the files and folders were marked for deletion, but they went into the external drive partition's own "recycle bin" and the space was not recovered. It is possible to turn off the Recycle Bin for external devices, and in many cases this is a good solution for backup drives. But other methods, including manually deleting the Recycler and System Volume Information Folders (you have to work on a drive or partition when it is not active to do this) can also recover the "lost" space. Also, unplugging, powering down and replugging the device or drive can recover the spaces marked for deletion. I Linux, simply unmounting and remounting a USB device may recover "lost" spaces. Windows Disk Manager can also "forget" a drive and then "rediscover it", which is a similar operation.

 

Re. FYI #1014 (Tues 8/29/2017):

Run Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev side-by-side on Windows

Chrome Beta works fine for me. Dev tends to be unstable, and the Main Branch gets Flash Player updates too late.

 

Plex drops telemetry opt-out

That's actually only on some of their Channels and Apps. Generally, Plex has been and remains pretty good about user privacy.

 

How to Count the Number of Files in a Directory in Linux

In my Ubuntu, with Nautilus in GUI Mode, Properties (right-click menu) shows the Number of Items right away.

 

Lane warnings, blind-spot monitors could prevent 50,000 crashes each year

Like all automatic driver aides, these would have to be retrofitted to existing cars in order to have much effect. That process can take 10 years or longer.

 

Court tells DreamHost to hand over data on DisruptJ20 visitors, limits scope of gov't request

Any hosting service which hosts The Daily Stormer site, I would avoid like the plague. Who cares about their handing over of user data if they host such deplorable content?

 

10 Windows Store Apps You Didn’t Know Existed

Six of these I already knew about, and the others are mostly not of interest to me. But it is true that many folks don't even know Microsoft has a Store, except for the built-in Apps.

 

Google Chrome makes it easy to mute annoying auto-play audio

Yet another setting or extension is now needed to deal with the refusal of the advertising industry to play by existing rules and honor opt-outs. Why does Google put up with these practices in the first place?

 

Re. FYI #1015 (Wed 8/30/2017):

USB Disk Security protects your computer from infected USB drives

Based on what this program claims to do (virus scanning without paying for subscriptions) I would not trust this program. They cannot have licenses to genuine databases for most of the security companies they claim to be accessing. Not at a cost of free, anyway. What they more likely are doing is using Virus Total, which has limits on file size and numbers of files per day, among other severe limitations. Also, with USB, by the time you can scan the drive, you are already infected.

 

IT'S GOING TO COURT! YAHOO MUST FACE DATA BREACH VICTIMS LITIGATION:

The only people who will make any money off this are the trial lawyers. Even they have a severe uphill battle ahead of them. The Yahoo management of those years is long gone, and Verizon has deep pockets to defend itself. Nothing they can do on either side will restore public trust in Yahoo's internal security.

 

Creating an EaseUS Todo Emergency Disk

Rescue media can also be created with other backup programs, like Macrium Reflect Free or Aomei Backer Upper. The point of these environments is to be able to boot the media when Windows won't boot, and to perform a recovery from a more limited temporary operating environment. The best examples use WinPE, but there are also Linux based versions. You need to update the rescue media when your backup program gets any major update. And test to make sure your boot setup and rescue media can boot from USB, before disaster strikes.

 

AccuWeather Is Tracking You Even When You Don't Give It Permission [Updated]

I am not surprised to find this out. However, the app is useful enough and I take enough global precautions against enabling geolocation, so that I think this risk is worth knowing about, but not enough to make me switch to any other weather apps. They all probably use geolocation anyway.

 

7 Google Habits You Must Adopt for a Lifetime

These are nice tips to have, but there is a problem here. Becoming too dependent on any one company is a bad habit. Break it. Put a little variety in your OS, apps and device ecosystems. This includes your TV and media ecosystem -- don't rely solely on one vendor.

 

How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet

I've seen a lot of this when doing Google Searches.

 

The Essential Phone made by the 'Father of Android' confirms what I've said all along – the best Android is stock Android

For an "Essential" phone, this thing's awfully expensive!

 

Span & Play video across multiple monitors on Windows using PotPlayer

Contrary to what the article says, the company has never released a version for Windows 10, according to their website download page. Some download sites for this program are so far out of date that they list only Windows XP.

 

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

A programmer's nightmare, but a solvable problem. The main issue seems to be keeping up to date with each State's Rules of the Road. Massachusetts differs a lot from Illinois, for example.

 

Samsung’s new tiny SSD is insanely fast and incredibly affordable

If you call 4.5 times the price per Gigabyte of a spinning platter drive "affordable", well I guess that's your money to throw away.

 

Re. FYI #1016  (Thurs 8/31/2017):

I think this issue of FYI is almost completely repeated from yesterday's postings.

 

From My Own Reading:

The definitive guide to privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update [slideshow]

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3219656/windows-pcs/the-definitive-guide-to-privacy-settings-in-windows-10-creators-update.html 

 

Microsoft slates September release for Windows Server's first fast upgrade [Server Version 1709]

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3220047/microsoft-windows/microsoft-slates-september-release-for-windows-servers-first-fast-upgrade.html

 

Moment Lens Version 2 review: This full lens suite brings DSLR photography to the iPhone 7

https://www.macworld.com/article/3220479/consumer-electronics/moment-lens-version-2-review-this-full-lens-suite-brings-dslr-photography-to-the-iphone-7.html

 

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Generation 2) review: Watering the lawn gets smart

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220436/home-control/rachio-smart-sprinkler-controller-review.html

 

A bit pricey, but this is another place IoT devices are going. 

23 tips for the care and feeding of Windows 10

By Woody Leonhard

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3219366/windows-pcs/23-tips-for-the-care-and-feeding-of-windows-10.html

 

Alexa and Cortana talking to each other ... and why I don’t care...

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/alexa-and-cortana-talking-to-each-other/

[Quote within the post]: "Cortana and Alexa can talk to each other, but it isn’t really a conversation or integration — simply a way for one bot to open the other. Yawn."

 

Is Firefox going into a tailspin?

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/is-firefox-going-into-a-tailspin/

Other articles confirm my own experience after Firefox completely changed its extensions  system. Developers still have not converted to the new system. This has rendered a LOT of old-style but useful (to me, essential) add-ons useless. Which makes it look like Firefox really messed up big time on this transition. They really need to get the extensions developers back onboard. I no longer use Firefox at all in any OS. 

 

Patch Alert

Posted on August 30th, 2017 at 13:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

"I’m starting a new series in Computerworld that specifically deals with problematic patches. There are so many of the furshlinger things, that I need to put it all in one place.

Here’s the first one.

If you come up with a new patch problem, or you know of one that’s been fixed, please post it here.

I’ll trim off the older posts in this topic from time to time and put them in the Code Red forum."

 

Microsoft patch alert: Outstanding problems with recent updates

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3221286/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-outstanding-problems-with-recent-updates.html

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Amazon’s Making Big Changes With Whole Foods, Like Making Echo Speakers ‘Farm Fresh’

https://www.geek.com/tech/amazons-making-big-changes-with-whole-foods-like-making-echo-speakers-farm-fresh-1714004

 

Steam Link puts PC games on Samsung smart TVs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/steam-puts-pc-games-samsung-115200054.html

 

OneDrive Uninstaller for Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/onedrive-uninstaller-for-windows-10

 

How to Add Additional Rows Above or Below Your Excel data

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/add-additional-rows-excel-data

 

How to Build Your Own NES or SNES Classic with a Raspberry Pi and RetroPie

https://www.howtogeek.com/286842/how-to-build-your-own-nes-classic-with-a-raspberry-pi-and-retropie

 

18 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching

Here's how to make the most of your streaming experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/326289/18-netflix-tips-to-boost-your-binge-watching

 

Just What Is a Backup, Anyway?

At its most basic, backups are simple: a copy of something to keep it safe.

https://askleo.com/just-backup-anyway/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

Verizon Will Totally Start Throttling Customers' Video This Week

https://gizmodo.com/verizon-will-totally-start-throttling-customers-video-t-1798302947

 

How to Disable Read Receipts on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-read-receipts-messenger-whatsapp-android

 

Back-to-School Cybersecurity tips for parents and kids

https://www.scmagazine.com/back-to-school-cybersecurity-tips-for-parents-and-kids/article/682013

 

USB Disk Security protects your computer from infected USB drives

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/usb-disk-security-protects-computer-infected-usb-drives

 

IT'S GOING TO COURT!

YAHOO MUST FACE DATA BREACH VICTIMS LITIGATION:

Company Unsuccessfully Argued That No System Could Have Kept Hackers Out

The Case is: Yahoo Inc Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 16-md-02752

https://news.komando.com

 

DSLRs vs. Smartphone Cameras: How Do They Compare?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dslr-vs-smartphone-cameras-comparison

 

Google Removes 500 Android Apps Following Spyware Scare

Android apps embedded with an advertising software development kit removed after researchers discover its potential for stealing users' caller data.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/google-removes-500-android-apps-following-spyware-scare/d/d-id/1329693

 

Google Home voice calling starts rolling out today

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-home-voice-calling-starts-170000262.html

 

iTunes CPU Redux: lessen iTunes Windows resource use

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/itunes-cpu-redux

 

The Best VR-Ready Laptops

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/vr-ready-laptops

 

How to Let Someone Else Use Your Computer Without Giving Them Access to All Your Stuff

https://www.howtogeek.com/170269/how-to-let-someone-else-use-your-computer-without-giving-them-access-to-all-your-stuff

 

Share Fake News on Facebook, Lose the Right to Buy Ads

Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that are marked as false by third-party fact checkers, they won't be able to buy ads on the platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355847/share-fake-news-on-facebook-lose-the-right-to-buy-ads

 

Creating an EaseUS Todo Emergency Disk

Before you can restore a backup image created using EaseUS Todo, you'll need an emergency disk.

https://askleo.com/creating-easeus-todo-emergency-disk/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

Alleged vDOS Operators Arrested, Charged

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/alleged-vdos-operators-arrested-charged

 

AccuWeather Is Tracking You Even When You Don't Give It Permission [Updated]

https://gizmodo.com/accuweather-is-tracking-you-even-when-you-dont-give-it-1798321352

 

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

http://androidandme.com/2017/08/applications/fresh-meat-10-new-android-apps-worth-checking-out-216

 

Observations and Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security

https://www.scmagazine.com/observations-and-recommendations-on-connected-vehicle-security/article/664718

 

How to add, remove and change signatures in Office files

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-remove-and-change-signatures-office-files

 

Amazon's new streaming music deal is amazingly cheap

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416837/amazons-new-streaming-music-deal-is-amazingly-cheap

 

7 Google Habits You Must Adopt for a Lifetime

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-habits

 

ROPEMAKER Attack Turns Benign Emails Hostile Post-Delivery

The intersection of email and Web technologies has given attackers a way to mess with your email after it has been delivered to your inbox, Mimecast says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ropemaker-attack-turns-benign-emails-hostile-post-delivery/d/d-id/1329696

 

These Raspberry Pi 3 bundle deals cover everyone, from coders to gamers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coders-gamers-3-great-raspberry-133231392.html

 

Google Search Lite for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/google-search-lite-for-android

 

Best USB Type-C Accessories and Cables (USB 3.1)

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-usb-type-c-accessories-cables

 

How to Unlock Your Kevo Smart Lock Without Your Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/322076/how-to-unlock-your-kevo-smart-lock-without-your-phone

 

Dell Tips 'Visor' Mixed Reality Headset, Fresh Inspiron PCs

Dell pulls back the curtain on its Windows 10 VR and AR headset and some laptops updated with the latest specs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355784/dell-tips-visor-mixed-reality-headset-fresh-inspiron-pcs

 

Is a Microsoft Office Subscription Worth It?

Before you dismiss it because it's a subscription product, take a look and do the math - Microsoft Office 365 might be surprisingly affordable.

https://askleo.com/microsoft-office-subscription-worth/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

How To: Discover and Use Cortana Skills on Windows 10Aug 25, 2017

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-discover-and-use-cortana-skills-windows-10#slide-0-field_images-86911

 

How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet

https://gizmodo.com/how-spammers-hijack-abandoned-urls-to-spread-seo-garbag-1796821052

 

The Essential Phone made by the 'Father of Android' confirms what I've said all along – the best Android is stock Android

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-essential-phone-runs-stock-android-the-best-version-of-android-2017-8

 

Floodwaters, phishing scams rise as Hurricane Harvey hammers South Texas

https://www.scmagazine.com/floodwaters-phishing-scams-rise-as-hurricane-harvey-hammers-south-texas/article/684735

 

Span & Play video across multiple monitors on Windows using PotPlayer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/play-video-across-multiple-monitors-windows

 

One trick tech pros use on their smartphones

https://www.komando.com/tips/416642/one-trick-tech-pros-use-on-their-smartphones

 

How to Use APT and Say Goodbye to APT-GET in Debian and Ubuntu

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-apt-debian-ubuntu

 

Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/why-most-security-awareness-training-fails-%28and-what-to-do-about-it%29/v/d-id/1329691

 

Galaxy Note 8’s killer specs and feature list were just confirmed

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/galaxy-note-8-killer-specs-feature-list-were-145845846.html

 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Accounts Chrome extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/17/microsoft-publishes-windows-10-accounts-chrome-extension

 

Best Laptop Docking Stations

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-docking-stations

 

Is Now a Good Time to Buy an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?

https://www.howtogeek.com/323092/is-now-a-good-time-to-buy-an-oculus-rift-or-htc-vive

 

Fitbit Ionic

https://www.pcmag.com/review/355777/fitbit-ionic

 

New Windows 10 Pro edition reveals Microsoft's inconsistency

The latest version of Windows 10 is aimed at workstations and offers support for up to four processors, Resilient File System and NVDIMM-N memory. It is slated to arrive in September.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216553/microsoft-windows/new-windows-10-pro-edition-reveals-microsofts-inconsistency.html

 

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

http://winsupersite.com/internet-things-iot/driverless-cars-future-confront-rules-written-drivers

 

How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism's Librem Laptop

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-become-a-full-blown-privacy-fanatic-with-purisms-1798505852

 

Learn Everything About Raspberry Pi With This Mastery Bundle

Now you can finally build your own projects.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a27825/raspberry-pi-mastery-bundle

 

New malware and adware spreading through Facebook Messenger

https://www.scmagazine.com/new-malware-and-adware-spreading-through-facebook-messenger/article/684287

 

How to setup & use AutoVPN in Windows 10 to connect remotely

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/setup-use-autovpn-windows-10

 

How to safely donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/416777/how-to-safely-donate-to-hurricane-harvey-victims

 

10 Operating Systems You Can Run With Raspberry Pi

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-operating-systems-you-can-run-with-raspberry-pi

 

Yahoo Hack Suspect to be Extradited to US

Karim Baratov, accused of working with Russian intelligence for the 2014 Yahoo breach, has waived an extradition hearing.

https://www.darkreading.com/yahoo-hack-suspect-to-be-extradited-to-us/d/d-id/1329689

 

Samsung’s new tiny SSD is insanely fast and incredibly affordable

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-tiny-ssd-insanely-fast-incredibly-affordable-181802367.html

 

If you're really concerned about browser security, Incognito isn't enough

If you assume your browsing is private and secure, think again. Jack Wallen offers up what he believes is your best bet to safeguard your browsing sessions and data.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/if-youre-really-concerned-about-browser-security-incognito-isnt-enough

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Wed 1015 8/30/2017

Amazon’s Making Big Changes With Whole Foods, Like Making Echo Speakers ‘Farm Fresh’

https://www.geek.com/tech/amazons-making-big-changes-with-whole-foods-like-making-echo-speakers-farm-fresh-1714004

 

Steam Link puts PC games on Samsung smart TVs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/steam-puts-pc-games-samsung-115200054.html

 

OneDrive Uninstaller for Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/onedrive-uninstaller-for-windows-10

 

How to Add Additional Rows Above or Below Your Excel data

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/add-additional-rows-excel-data

 

How to Build Your Own NES or SNES Classic with a Raspberry Pi and RetroPie

https://www.howtogeek.com/286842/how-to-build-your-own-nes-classic-with-a-raspberry-pi-and-retropie

 

18 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching

Here's how to make the most of your streaming experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/326289/18-netflix-tips-to-boost-your-binge-watching

 

Just What Is a Backup, Anyway?

At its most basic, backups are simple: a copy of something to keep it safe.

https://askleo.com/just-backup-anyway/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

Verizon Will Totally Start Throttling Customers' Video This Week

https://gizmodo.com/verizon-will-totally-start-throttling-customers-video-t-1798302947

 

How to Disable Read Receipts on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-read-receipts-messenger-whatsapp-android

 

Back-to-School Cybersecurity tips for parents and kids

https://www.scmagazine.com/back-to-school-cybersecurity-tips-for-parents-and-kids/article/682013

 

USB Disk Security protects your computer from infected USB drives

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/usb-disk-security-protects-computer-infected-usb-drives

 

IT'S GOING TO COURT!

YAHOO MUST FACE DATA BREACH VICTIMS LITIGATION:

Company Unsuccessfully Argued That No System Could Have Kept Hackers Out

The Case is: Yahoo Inc Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 16-md-02752

https://news.komando.com

 

DSLRs vs. Smartphone Cameras: How Do They Compare?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dslr-vs-smartphone-cameras-comparison

 

Google Removes 500 Android Apps Following Spyware Scare

Android apps embedded with an advertising software development kit removed after researchers discover its potential for stealing users' caller data.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/google-removes-500-android-apps-following-spyware-scare/d/d-id/1329693

 

Google Home voice calling starts rolling out today

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-home-voice-calling-starts-170000262.html

 

iTunes CPU Redux: lessen iTunes Windows resource use

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/itunes-cpu-redux

 

The Best VR-Ready Laptops

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/vr-ready-laptops

 

How to Let Someone Else Use Your Computer Without Giving Them Access to All Your Stuff

https://www.howtogeek.com/170269/how-to-let-someone-else-use-your-computer-without-giving-them-access-to-all-your-stuff

 

Share Fake News on Facebook, Lose the Right to Buy Ads

Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that are marked as false by third-party fact checkers, they won't be able to buy ads on the platform.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355847/share-fake-news-on-facebook-lose-the-right-to-buy-ads

 

Creating an EaseUS Todo Emergency Disk

Before you can restore a backup image created using EaseUS Todo, you'll need an emergency disk.

https://askleo.com/creating-easeus-todo-emergency-disk/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

Alleged vDOS Operators Arrested, Charged

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/alleged-vdos-operators-arrested-charged

 

AccuWeather Is Tracking You Even When You Don't Give It Permission [Updated]

https://gizmodo.com/accuweather-is-tracking-you-even-when-you-dont-give-it-1798321352

 

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

http://androidandme.com/2017/08/applications/fresh-meat-10-new-android-apps-worth-checking-out-216

 

Observations and Recommendations on Connected Vehicle Security

https://www.scmagazine.com/observations-and-recommendations-on-connected-vehicle-security/article/664718

 

How to add, remove and change signatures in Office files

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-remove-and-change-signatures-office-files

 

Amazon's new streaming music deal is amazingly cheap

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416837/amazons-new-streaming-music-deal-is-amazingly-cheap

 

7 Google Habits You Must Adopt for a Lifetime

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-habits

 

ROPEMAKER Attack Turns Benign Emails Hostile Post-Delivery

The intersection of email and Web technologies has given attackers a way to mess with your email after it has been delivered to your inbox, Mimecast says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ropemaker-attack-turns-benign-emails-hostile-post-delivery/d/d-id/1329696

 

These Raspberry Pi 3 bundle deals cover everyone, from coders to gamers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coders-gamers-3-great-raspberry-133231392.html

 

Google Search Lite for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/18/google-search-lite-for-android

 

Best USB Type-C Accessories and Cables (USB 3.1)

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-usb-type-c-accessories-cables

 

How to Unlock Your Kevo Smart Lock Without Your Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/322076/how-to-unlock-your-kevo-smart-lock-without-your-phone

 

Dell Tips 'Visor' Mixed Reality Headset, Fresh Inspiron PCs

Dell pulls back the curtain on its Windows 10 VR and AR headset and some laptops updated with the latest specs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355784/dell-tips-visor-mixed-reality-headset-fresh-inspiron-pcs

 

Is a Microsoft Office Subscription Worth It?

Before you dismiss it because it's a subscription product, take a look and do the math - Microsoft Office 365 might be surprisingly affordable.

https://askleo.com/microsoft-office-subscription-worth/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JwtkwWfQS3dfbL

 

How To: Discover and Use Cortana Skills on Windows 10Aug 25, 2017

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-discover-and-use-cortana-skills-windows-10#slide-0-field_images-86911

 

How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet

https://gizmodo.com/how-spammers-hijack-abandoned-urls-to-spread-seo-garbag-1796821052

 

The Essential Phone made by the 'Father of Android' confirms what I've said all along – the best Android is stock Android

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-essential-phone-runs-stock-android-the-best-version-of-android-2017-8

 

Floodwaters, phishing scams rise as Hurricane Harvey hammers South Texas

https://www.scmagazine.com/floodwaters-phishing-scams-rise-as-hurricane-harvey-hammers-south-texas/article/684735

 

Span & Play video across multiple monitors on Windows using PotPlayer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/play-video-across-multiple-monitors-windows

 

One trick tech pros use on their smartphones

https://www.komando.com/tips/416642/one-trick-tech-pros-use-on-their-smartphones

 

How to Use APT and Say Goodbye to APT-GET in Debian and Ubuntu

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-apt-debian-ubuntu

 

Why Most Security Awareness Training Fails (And What To Do About It)

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/why-most-security-awareness-training-fails-%28and-what-to-do-about-it%29/v/d-id/1329691

 

Galaxy Note 8’s killer specs and feature list were just confirmed

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/galaxy-note-8-killer-specs-feature-list-were-145845846.html

 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Accounts Chrome extension

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/17/microsoft-publishes-windows-10-accounts-chrome-extension

 

Best Laptop Docking Stations

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-docking-stations

 

Is Now a Good Time to Buy an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?

https://www.howtogeek.com/323092/is-now-a-good-time-to-buy-an-oculus-rift-or-htc-vive

 

Fitbit Ionic

https://www.pcmag.com/review/355777/fitbit-ionic

 

New Windows 10 Pro edition reveals Microsoft's inconsistency

The latest version of Windows 10 is aimed at workstations and offers support for up to four processors, Resilient File System and NVDIMM-N memory. It is slated to arrive in September.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216553/microsoft-windows/new-windows-10-pro-edition-reveals-microsofts-inconsistency.html

 

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

http://winsupersite.com/internet-things-iot/driverless-cars-future-confront-rules-written-drivers

 

How to Become a Full-Blown Privacy Fanatic With Purism's Librem Laptop

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-become-a-full-blown-privacy-fanatic-with-purisms-1798505852

 

Learn Everything About Raspberry Pi With This Mastery Bundle

Now you can finally build your own projects.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a27825/raspberry-pi-mastery-bundle

 

New malware and adware spreading through Facebook Messenger

https://www.scmagazine.com/new-malware-and-adware-spreading-through-facebook-messenger/article/684287

 

How to setup & use AutoVPN in Windows 10 to connect remotely

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/setup-use-autovpn-windows-10

 

How to safely donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/416777/how-to-safely-donate-to-hurricane-harvey-victims

 

10 Operating Systems You Can Run With Raspberry Pi

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-operating-systems-you-can-run-with-raspberry-pi

 

Yahoo Hack Suspect to be Extradited to US

Karim Baratov, accused of working with Russian intelligence for the 2014 Yahoo breach, has waived an extradition hearing.

https://www.darkreading.com/yahoo-hack-suspect-to-be-extradited-to-us/d/d-id/1329689

 

Samsung’s new tiny SSD is insanely fast and incredibly affordable

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-tiny-ssd-insanely-fast-incredibly-affordable-181802367.html

 

If you're really concerned about browser security, Incognito isn't enough

If you assume your browsing is private and secure, think again. Jack Wallen offers up what he believes is your best bet to safeguard your browsing sessions and data.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/if-youre-really-concerned-about-browser-security-incognito-isnt-enough

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Tue 1014 8/29/2017

11 Things You Can Do in Android Oreo That You Couldn't Before

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/11-things-you-can-do-in-android-oreo-that-you-couldnt-b-1798337832

 

It's saliva! A new ultra-thin battery is powered by spit

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/11/its-saliva-new-ultra-thin-battery-is-powered-by-spit.html

 

Facebook diversity chief: ‘We are not in the business of giving away jobs’

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-diversity-chief-not-business-giving-away-jobs-204312935.html

 

Run Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev side-by-side on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/22/run-chrome-stable-beta-and-dev-side-by-side-on-windows

 

5 of the Best Cheap Android Phones in 2017

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-cheap-android-phones

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 review: Slick, native performance for accessing NTFS Windows drives

https://www.macworld.com/article/3212946/storage/paragon-ntfs-for-mac-15-review-slick-native-performance-for-accessing-ntfs-windows-drives.html

 

List of Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

http://www.askvg.com/list-of-deprecated-and-removed-features-in-windows-10-fall-creators-update

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017) OLED First Impressions

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/133452/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-2017-oled-first-impressions?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Bkuc8b4VgIK2FISZKFtdbdQe2_zKNlPvGjIesu-PjaJvqG6ojsUgxyGjs250Y9NgM3vX8JHWohvp6C4CuxIefWMhRzA&_hsmi=55697495

 

CryptoMix Variant Can Communicate Offline

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cryptomix-variant-offline

 

The Best VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets of 2017

Virtual reality in finally taking off. But should you jump in just yet? We've tested the top VR headsets and platforms to help figure out which, if any, is right for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/342537/the-best-virtual-reality-vr-headsets

 

The RopeMaker Exploit Can CHANGE An Already Delivered Email

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-ropemaker-email-exploit-can-change-an-already-delivered-email

 

More problems with KB 4034658 August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016

New reports of broken WSUS connections and deleted Restore Points, plus Microsoft confirms bugs in the August cumulative update for Win10 1607/Server 2016.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3215150/microsoft-windows/more-problems-with-kb-4034658-august-cumulative-update-for-win10-1607server-2016.html

 

Extract & view contents of an MSI Installer file with lessmsi 

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/extract-view-contents-msi-installer-file-lessmsi

 

How to Re-Key Your Kwikset SmartKey Lock to Your Previous Key

https://www.howtogeek.com/322871/how-to-re-key-your-kwikset-smartkey-lock-to-your-previous-key

 

How to Block Websites on Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-websites-in-chrome

 

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is ambitious, powerful, and half-baked

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsungs-bixby-voice-assistant-ambitious-powerful-half-baked-185557105.html

 

Plex drops telemetry opt-out

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/21/plex-drops-telemetry-opt-out

 

5 Gmail Annoyances You Really Hate (and How to Fix Them)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-annoyances-fix

 

4 ways to delete iOS apps on your iPhone or iPad

Space is often at a premium on iPhones and iPads. That's why it makes sense to keep only those apps that you know you really want. Here's how to get rid of the ones you don't.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2364290/ios/four-ways-to-delete-ios-apps.html

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Change Maximum Days Limit to Pause Windows Updates Installation

http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-change-maximum-days-limit-to-pause-windows-updates-installation

 

Living with Windows 10 S: The Desktop and the Book

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/133447/living-windows-10-s-desktop-book?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_AMT4eyIT3wBCZFieT9xfft51D04aLkjNMqO3wCgwq1Hz661EQGK-vGa6ZYN39gy9aHHYF5wdG-N9kTjXrKASoSIOgAA&_hsmi=55697495

 

Easy-to-Use Apps Allow Anyone to Create Android Ransomware Within Seconds

https://thehackernews.com/2017/08/create-android-ransomware.html

 

The Best Mac Antivirus Protection of 2017

Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer isn't immune to malware. We tested the top programs to find the ones that will keep your Mac the safest.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/355173/the-best-mac-antivirus-protection

 

Here Is A Cool And Useful INFOGRAPHIC About Social Engineering (if your human, this means you!)

https://blog.knowbe4.com/here-is-a-cool-and-useful-infographic-about-social-engineering

 

Identity fraud hits 'epidemic levels'

Fraudsters are increasingly using your details to apply for loans and spend your money.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/identity-fraud-hits-epidemic-levels-cifas/?i10c.referrer=

 

How to Co-Author and Collaborate on Excel Workbooks at the same time

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/collaborate-co-author-excel-workbooks

 

How to Set the Caps Lock Key as a Search Button on External Keyboards on Chromebooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/323453/how-to-set-the-caps-lock-key-as-a-search-button-on-external-keyboards-on-chromebooks

 

How to Count the Number of Files in a Directory in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/count-number-of-files-in-directory-linux

 

Our favorite mesh system can turbocharge your Wi-Fi without replacing your router

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/favorite-mesh-system-turbocharge-wi-fi-without-replacing-200852580.html

 

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read: TOS Summaries

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/20/terms-of-service-didnt-read-tos-summaries

 

5 Practical Ways to Make Your Life Easier by Automating Your Home

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/practical-ways-automate-home

 

How to Delete Blank Cells in Excel

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/delete-blank-cells-excel

 

[Fix] Pause Updates Option Changed from 35 Days to 7 Days in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/pause-updates-option-changed-from-35-days-to-7-days-in-windows-10

 

Fake News Sites Banned from Facebook Ads

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10170/fake-news-sites-banned-facebook-ads

 

Is Antivirus Protection Still Relevant?

https://securityintelligence.com/news/is-antivirus-protection-still-relevant

 

Xbox One X Is 'Fastest Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever'

According to Microsoft, no Xbox has ever been pre-ordered faster and the console is already sold out in many countries.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355792/xbox-one-x-is-fastest-selling-xbox-pre-order-ever

 

New Defray Ransomware Demands $5,000 In Customized Spear Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-defray-ransomware-demands-5000-in-customized-spear-phishing-attacks

 

Lane warnings, blind-spot monitors could prevent 50,000 crashes each year

New research from the IIHS shows these two safety systems are worth their weight in gold.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/roadshow/news/lane-warnings-blind-spot-monitors-could-prevent-50000-crashes-each-year/?i10c.referrer=

 

Court tells DreamHost to hand over data on DisruptJ20 visitors, limits scope of gov't request

https://www.scmagazine.com/court-tells-dreamhost-to-hand-over-data-on-disruptj20-visitors-limits-scope-of-govt-request/article/684162

 

How to Get the Most Out of Your Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat

https://www.howtogeek.com/323144/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-ecobee3-smart-thermostat

 

What Is “Paint 3D,” and How Is It Used?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-paint-3d

 

The FCC is actively working against consumers

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/fcc-actively-working-against-consumers-154201198.html

 

Microsoft promises speed boost for Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/19/microsoft-promises-speed-boost-for-edge-in-windows-10-fall-creators-update

 

10 Windows Store Apps You Didn’t Know Existed

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-store-apps

 

10 Best iPad Apps

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-apps-for-ipad

 

2017 Guide: The Best Cheap SSDs (look at write speeds, most of these as far as I'm concerned are for budget or old computers (4 or more years))

The ongoing price wars between SSD makers benefit you! Here's how to shop for a new budget SSD, along with our favorite picks.

http://www.computershopper.com/feature/2017-guide-the-best-cheap-ssds

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: August 25

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-august-25?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9jK55g_bB4snHP3XLUGcFqhWsuALDg5_absALxeed6Lm7dnidJrY56WUNgTLbmoR2JrqaMvSaHvUHbGcAuWH4OB5Oqsg&_hsmi=55697495

 

Slacker Radio

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2340016,00.asp

 

100% of government IT workers said employees are biggest threat to cybersecurity

Only 14% of government organizations consider themselves to be well-protected against cyber threats, 

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/100-of-government-it-workers-said-employees-are-biggest-threat-to-cybersecurity

 

Google Chrome makes it easy to mute annoying auto-play audio

The feature is now available on Chrome’s developer version: Chrome Canary.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/google-chrome-makes-it-easy-to-mute-annoying-auto-play-audio/?i10c.referrer=

 

Researcher spots uptick in WAP-billing Trojan-Clickers

https://www.scmagazine.com/wap-billing-trojans-steal-money-by-adding-charges-to-users-bill/article/684150

 

How to Turn an Android Tablet Into a Desktop Notification Center

https://www.howtogeek.com/322325/how-to-turn-an-android-tablet-into-a-desktop-notification-center

 

9 Reasons Why Your Windows Computer Freezes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-windows-computer-freezes

 

The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/minifree-libreboot-t400-free-freedom-131800235.html

 

The best laptops for graphic design 2017

Kit yourself out with one of these top laptops for graphic designers.

http://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-laptops-for-graphic-design

 

DJI Will Turn Off Your Spark Drone if You Don't Update Firmware by September 1st

https://gizmodo.com/dji-will-turn-off-your-spark-drone-if-you-dont-update-f-1798332088

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Latest edition of CyberHeist News

Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:54 pm (PDT) .

CyberHeist News 8/28/17

Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud

http://bit.ly/2iE8a3S

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Mon 1013 8/28/2017

US CERT Warns of Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Be wary of malicious emails purportedly tied to the storm, officials say.

http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/us-cert-warns-of-potential-hurricane-harvey-phishing-scams/d/d-id/1329748

 

Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

Only two virtual assistants – those from Google and Facebook – can eavesdrop on your conversations and chime in with helpful suggestions. We need a lot more of that, even in the office.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3217666/mobile-wireless/wanted-a-world-where-virtual-assistants-help-without-being-asked.html

 

Fox News is Spreading Fake News About Hurricane Harvey

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/fox-news-spreading-fake-news-142929070.html

 

7 easy tips to make your iPhone videos look pro

We gathered a bunch of basic tips and tricks to help you get better results when shooting video on your iPhone.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/ways-to-make-your-iphone-videos-look-pro/?i10c.referrer=

 

The 3 Best Ways to Make a Window Always-on-Top on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/196958/the-3-best-ways-to-make-a-window-always-on-top-on-windows

 

CrashPlan shutting down Home consumer backup service (Carbonite might be an alternative)

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/23/crashplan-shutting-down-home-consumer-backup-service

 

How to Collaborate and Share documents in Word on Windows

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/collaborate-and-share-documents-in-word

 

HIDS4U customers warned of free gift email attack after customer database leaks

Over 4000 customer details found on compromised website.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hids4u-customers-warned-free-gift-email-attack-customer-database-leaks

 

[Fix] Unable to Add and Use PIN Sign-in Option in Windows 10

http://www.askvg.com/fix-unable-to-add-and-use-pin-sign-in-option-in-windows-10

 

Intel Can Now Mesh Different Process Nodes on the Same Chip

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/254728-intel-discusses-new-emib-packaging-technology-can-mesh-different-process-nodes-package?i10c.referrer=

 

Ring Video Doorbell Pro review: A smart doorbell for Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/ring-video-doorbell-pro-review

 

Should You Always Use the Official Charger for Your Phone?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-official-charger-for-phone

 

The Robo-Doctor Will See You Now

How healthy are you? Just answer a few questions from Palo Alto startup Doc.ai.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355755/the-robo-doctor-will-see-you-now

 

Asus VivoBook Pro Offers Solid Value at Higher-Than-Expected Price

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/asus-vivobook-pro-n580-specs-pricing

 

Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive

https://www.macworld.com/article/3214430/storage/troubleshoot-and-recover-a-mac-with-a-failed-drive.html

 

Why Those Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Texas Are Such Bad News (dish soap best exterminator)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/why-those-floating-fire-ant-232709698.html

 

Which LED floodlight should you hang overhead?

You've got plenty of new LED options in the lighting aisle -- here's how to pick the right one.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/br30-led-floodlight-light-bulb-roundup/?i10c.referrer=

 

How to Control Your Smarthome Devices with Text Messages

https://www.howtogeek.com/323555/how-to-control-your-smarthome-devices-with-text-messages

 

Acronis True Image 2018 protects against ransomware (any backup done regularly helps defeat ransomware)

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/23/acronis-true-image-2018-protects-against-ransomware

 

WindowTop lets you pin a window on top, make it dark or transparent

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windowstop-pin-window-top-make-dark-transparent

 

It took 14 years for this Massachusetts hospital to detect a data breach

Better late than never?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/took-14-years-massachusetts-hospital-detect-data-breach

 

Download Kaspersky Free Antivirus for Windows

http://www.askvg.com/download-kaspersky-free-antivirus-for-windows

 

New 3D Printers Can Print Materials as Strong as Steel

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/254545-new-3d-printers-can-print-materials-strong-steel?i10c.referrer=

 

OneNote's August update is here with a load of new features to try

https://www.windowscentral.com/onenotes-august-update-here-load-new-features-try

 

7 Alternatives to Whatsapp that Actually Respect Your Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/alternatives-to-whatsapp

 

How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV

Your iOS devices are great media players, but sometimes you want to watch on a big screen.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476651,00.asp

 

Google Docs Adds Track Changes Update We've Been Waiting For

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-docs-collaboration-update

 

Must-Have USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 Adapters for your MacBook

The new MacBook Pro has ports that are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C. That means you'll need adapters. Here's a guide.

https://www.macworld.com/video/80855/must-have-usb-c-and-thunderbolt-3-adapters-for-your-macbook

 

Our favorite mesh system can turbocharge your Wi-Fi without replacing your router

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/favorite-mesh-system-turbocharge-wi-fi-without-replacing-200852580.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

Facebook drops the ax on false news ads

The massive social network is blocking false news websites from advertising on Facebook.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/facebook-drops-the-axe-on-fake-news-ads/?i10c.referrer=

 

How to Stream Music to Your Google Home Over Bluetooth

https://www.howtogeek.com/322670/how-to-stream-music-to-your-google-home-over-bluetooth

 

Mozilla plans to collect anonymous Firefox browsing data

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/22/mozilla-plans-to-collect-anonymous-firefox-browsing-data

 

Riot Isolator will improve Digital Privacy & Security on Windows

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/imrove-digital-privacy-riot-isolator

 

Chinese national arrested in relation to OPM breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/authorities-arrest-chinese-national-linked-to-opm-breach-malware/article/684280

 

FBI Arrest Chinese National Linked to OPM Data Breach Malware

https://gizmodo.com/fbi-arrest-chinese-national-linked-to-opm-data-breach-m-1798411342

 

AMD Clarifies Vega Price Structure, Working to Get More Cards to Market

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/254601-amd-clarifies-vega-price-structure-working-get-card-market?i10c.referrer=

 

Beginner's guide to Windows 10 encryption

https://www.windowscentral.com/beginners-guide-windows-10-encryption

 

How to Modify the Time Machine Backup Schedule for Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/modify-time-machine-backup-schedule

 

Amazon Prime Members to Get 'Special Savings' at Whole Foods

Amazon said Prime 'will become Whole Foods Market's customer rewards program' in the future and that members will get 'special savings and other in-store benefits.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355786/amazon-prime-members-to-get-special-savings-at-whole-foods

 

How to Finance Your Laptop: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-financing-guide

 

Which Mac should you buy?

When it comes to purchasing a Mac, we've got the lowdown on each model to help you make a buying decision.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2018990/macs/buying-guide-2012-macs.html

 

Here Are an Apple Employee’s ’11 Rules for Success’

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-employee-11-rules-success-165707998.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

September 12 said to be iPhone 8 day

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that three new iPhones will be unveiled that Tuesday.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/iphone-8-reportedly-coming-september-12/?i10c.referrer=

 

How to Remove Third-Party Facebook Apps From Your Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/323641/how-to-remove-third-party-facebook-apps-from-your-account

 

Guides by Lonely Planet for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/22/guides-by-lonely-planet-for-android

 

A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/website-wants-to-open-web-content

 

Judge rules Fancy Bear APT must forfeit malicious domains to Microsoft

https://www.scmagazine.com/judge-rules-fancy-bear-apt-must-forfeit-malicious-domains-to-microsoft/article/684283

 

Microsoft Claims to Be 'Talking to Sony' About Playing Nice

https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-claims-to-be-talking-to-sony-about-playing-ni-1798365628

 

Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/254561-sonos-accept-new-privacy-policy-well-brick-device?i10c.referrer=

 

Mint SIM buyer's guide: How to get the lowest data prices in the U.S.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mint-sim-buyers-guide

 

How To Recover “Lost” USB Space in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recover-lost-usb-space-windows

 

SoftBank's Pepper Robot Is Now a Buddhist Priest

Pepper the priest costs less than a quarter of the price of a human priest, but will anyone take the plunge and book the robot for a funeral?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355766/softbanks-pepper-robot-is-now-a-buddhist-priest

 

Back-to-School Deal: Lenovo's Yoga 720 Hits $630

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/get-lenovo-yoga-720-630

 

How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts

https://www.macworld.com/article/3214636/ios/how-to-block-all-calls-except-those-from-your-contacts.html

 

This sub-$100 desktop PC fits in the palm of your hand

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/sub-100-desktop-pc-fits-palm-hand-154849063.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

MIT 3D Printer Turns Anyone Into a Roboticist

https://www.geek.com/tech/mit-3d-printer-turns-anyone-into-a-roboticist-1713178

 

How to Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92265-enable-windows-mobility-center-desktop-windows-10-pc.html

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10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly

If you’ve installed Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, take a few minutes to make sure you’re getting the most out what Microsoft offers.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3213199/microsoft-windows/10-tricks-to-button-up-and-lock-down-windows-10-creators-update.html?nsdr=true

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Showcased In Live Leak

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8-specs-234520454.html

 

Play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

PCWorld | Jul 14, 2017

 

Windows 10 won't play DVDs natively, and Windows Media Center is gone. Here are your options.

http://www.macworld.com/video/79816/play-dvds-in-windows-10-for-free

 

How to add a table of contents to a Word 2016 document

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/25/how-to-add-a-table-of-contents-to-a-word-2016-document

 

Should You Wait to Buy a Laptop with 8th Gen Core?

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-8th-gen-core-right-time-to-buy

 

HP Spectre x2 (2017)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/354723/hp-spectre-x2

 

They Should Sell These Brilliant Paper Flashlights in Giant Rolls Like Paper Towels

https://gizmodo.com/they-should-sell-these-brilliant-paper-flashlights-in-g-1798434058

 

Intel introduces first eighth-gen processors, promises 40 percent performance increase

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-introduces-first-8th-generation-processors-promises-40-percent-performance-increase

 

Multi-Page Document Scanning Comes to Office Lens for Android

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/133190/multi-page-document-scanning-comes-office-lens-android?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_OJDrb7nf6UJfiHNkw2Vr3vUx4xrBmID_pHFRY3qkZuH5D8f7qH3s6l_tmsRkuEIgHVdDwRg_68lZKblnRsD9MGQujRQ&_hsmi=55608590

 

How to Play Your Favorite NES, SNES, and Other Retro Games on Your PC with an Emulator

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22721/how-to-play-your-favorite-retro-video-games-on-your-windows-pc

 

Top 15 Free and Useful Micro Apps for Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-useful-micro-apps-for-mac

 

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Excel to make it work for you

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/customize-quick-access-toolbar-excel

 

ICYMI: infected apps; LinkedIn; NHS breach; GPS spoofing; board training

https://www.scmagazine.com/icymi-infected-apps-linkedin-nhs-breach-gps-spoofing-board-training/article/684285

 

T-Mobile Just Launched Its Own Very Cheap Phone

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/t-mobile-just-launched-own-131900087.html

 

How to turn off website tracking in Safari for macOS High Sierra

Safarii 11 uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to stop websites from doing cross-site tracking of your web activities.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3208026/browsers/how-to-turn-off-website-tracking-in-safari-for-macos-high-sierra.html

 

Lessmsi: view and extract Windows MSI files

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/24/lessmsi-view-and-extract-windows-msi-files

 

Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Gaming Convertible with 8th Gen Core Power

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/acer-nitro-5-spin-convertible-gaming-notebook-price-specs

 

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.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/310159/the-best-windows-tablets

 

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-figured-out-my-family-secrets-and-it-wont-tel-1797696163

 

How to ensure the best VR performance from your PC

How do I get the best performance out of my computer?

https://www.vrheads.com/how-eke-best-performance-your-hardware

 

Aukey KM-G10 Review and Ratings

http://www.computershopper.com/keyboards/reviews/aukey-km-g10

 

How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/116569/htg-explains-how-windows-8s-secure-boot-feature-works-what-it-means-for-linux

 

Top 5 Accessories You Should Get for the New 10.5″ iPad Pro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/accessories-for-ipad-pro

 

Infrared on Windows 10

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

 

Recent phishing attacks reportedly capitalize on Office 365 security holes

https://www.scmagazine.com/recent-phishing-attacks-reportedly-capitalize-on-office-365-security-holes/article/684453

 

The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/best-android-smartphones-buy-2017-154051411.html

 

How to bulk delete iPhone photos

Here are the fastest and easiest ways to bulk delete photos from your iPhone.

http://www.macworld.com/video/79815/how-to-bulk-delete-iphone-photos

 

Screen Dragons: show frameless images on the Windows desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/24/screen-dragon-show-frameless-images-on-the-windows-desktop

 

Intel's 8th Gen Core Branding Will Confuse the Masses

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-8th-gen-core-kaby-lake-coffee-lake-cannon-lake

 

Teens Still Hate Facebook, Love Snapchat, Instagram

eMarketer expects Snapchat to overtake both Instagram and Facebook in total users ages 12 to 17 and 18 to 24 for the first time in 2017.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355722/teens-still-hate-facebook-love-snapchat-instagram

 

Buy a Sonos PLAYBAR, Get 40 Bucks and 6 Months of Music Unlimited For Free

https://deals.kinja.com/buy-a-sonos-playbar-get-40-bucks-and-6-months-of-music-1798363994

 

6 common VPN myths — busted

https://www.windowscentral.com/6-myths-associated-vpns

 

32 Things You Never Knew About Apple Stores, Straight From Employees

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Apple-Store-Employee-Secrets-Revealed-43428784

 

What Is NFC, and What Can I Use It For?

https://www.howtogeek.com/137979/htg-explains-what-is-nfc-and-what-can-i-use-it-for

 

Xbox One X: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/xbox-one-x-faq,news-22897.html

 

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/file-does-not-have-a-program-associated-with-it

 

Researchers spot build your own malware apps for ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/build-your-own-ransomware-apps-allow-attackers-to-create-malware-without-writing-a-line-of-code/article/684443

 

Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kids-learn-code-xbox-pc-053100483.html

 

How to use Reader mode in Safari for macOS High Sierra

Want to visit websites without annoying ads, videos, and other distractions? Safari's Reader mode is the way to go.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3206708/websites/how-to-use-reader-mode-in-safari-for-macos-high-sierra.html

 

Backblaze Personal Backup review

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/24/backblaze-personal-backup-review

 

Intel 8th Gen Core CPUs: What You Need to Know

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-8th-gen-core-faq

 

Report: Verizon Smartphone Video Streams Capped at 720p

These new video throttling rules will affect all customers, not just those on an unlimited plan.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355724/report-verizon-smartphone-video-streams-capped-at-720phttps://www.pcmag.com/news/355724/report-verizon-smartphone-video-streams-capped-at-720p

 

How to Change Text Size for Icons in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/19768-change-icons-text-size-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use Outlook rules to easily organize your inbox

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manage-rules-outlook-and-take-back-your-inbox

 

Vaux speaker dock review: Add battery power and an improved speaker to your Echo Dot

Its acoustic performance won’t knock your socks off, but this combo is vastly superior to the Amazon Tap.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3219716/home-tech/vaux-speaker-dock-review-add-battery-power-and-an-improved-speaker-to-your-echo-dot.html

 

How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

https://www.howtogeek.com/278104/how-to-create-an-nfc-tag-that-connects-any-android-phone-to-a-wi-fi-network

 

17 Best Xbox One Apps

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1084-best-xbox-one-apps.html

 

Your battery has experienced permanent failure and needs to be replaced

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/your-battery-has-experienced-permanent-failure

 

The Intelligence Disconnect

https://www.scmagazine.com/the-intelligence-disconnect/article/637393

 

Report: Samsung will play it safe with the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Note 9

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/report-samsung-play-safe-galaxy-s9-s9-plus-211206908.html

 

Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS

http://www.macworld.com/article/3203966/macs/slow-mac-could-be-a-hidden-memory-gobbler-in-macos.htm

 

New Tab Override WebExtension released

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/23/new-tab-override-webextension-released

 

Best Amazon Fire Apps

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-amazon-fire-apps

 

YouTube Red vs. YouTube TV: What's the Difference?

Are the for-pay versions of the most popular video service on the planet worth your money? We compare the options side by side.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/355611/youtube-red-vs-youtube-tv-whats-the-difference

 

How to Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14856-enable-disable-auto-arrange-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

Increase your Xbox's hard drive space with this $130 5TB hard drive

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on a great external drive for your gaming console!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-xbox-external-hard-drive

 

How to Stop Your Sonos From Collecting (As Much) Personal Data

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-your-sonos-from-collecting-as-much-person-1798403771

 

Stop Criticizing Apps for “Phoning Home”. Instead, Ask Why

https://www.howtogeek.com/269797/stop-criticizing-apps-for-phoning-home.-instead-ask-why

 

What’s the Best Music Service for You?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1200-best-streaming-music-services.html

 

How to enable the Screenshots feature in Firefox

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-the-screenshots-feature-in-firefox

 

7 Bug Bounty Myths Busted

https://www.scmagazine.com/7-bug-bounty-myths-busted/article/635990

 

Apple Postpones iPhone 8 September Launch

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-postpones-iphone-8-september-125047857.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

Do You Know How PYMK or Other Friend-Recommendation Systems Work? Tell Us

https://gizmodo.com/do-you-know-how-pymk-or-other-friend-recommendation-sys-1798326649

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