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Sat 1025  9/09/2017

To all the readers, I had on September 8th the worse computer crash yet.  I had to put it down for a while before getting back into it.  I use a Chromebook to make these postings with, as it has a small OS and Windows and macOS would be a night mare (I've tried before).  However, the work is always in memory, making it vulnerable to crashes.  Chromebooks, as a result, don't backup like other computers.  I have an extension that does one thing well, but has an extra benefit of backing up sessions, mostly.  It's not perfect though, so during this interval of being down, I have researched for another utility to back things up.  Maybe I have one, but only time will tell.  I hope to be back up by Sunday, September 17th.  Taking some of my time is preparation for a presentation on Sept 19th. 

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These simple upgrades can make even older computers run like new

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-old-computer-run-like-new-2016-11

 

iPhone 7s and 7s Plus leak shows brand new phones with the same old design

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-7s-7s-plus-leak-shows-brand-phones-131821177.html

 

One trick tech pros use on their smartphones

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

 

How Hackers Hide Their Malware: Advanced Obfuscation

Hackers continue to develop new ways to break into systems. Here are three of them, along with ways to fight back.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-hackers-hide-their-malware-advanced-obfuscation/a/d-id/1329723

 

Vivaldi Says Google Abuses Its Monopoly Power

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/134278/vivaldi-says-google-abuses-monopoly-power?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Lb4Xpkr7vtWU3KyQR2elmfworQ1yFdIwuAjZ5svaEcb2eT5HFC0eXMy1_tIN51Q_K2fhXGWl50vQp8-fEZfNL7u32Ug&_hsmi=56015447

 

Microsoft's massive Xbox One S bundle sale includes Destiny 2 as a free game

The Thrifter team noticed Microsoft doing something crazy - a huge discount on Xbox One S bundles that includes Destiny 2 as a free add-on game!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-xbox-one-s-destiny-2-bundle-sale

 

Intel’s Kaby Lake NUCs Now Offer Optane Memory

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/254974-intels-kaby-lake-nucs-now-offer-optane-memory?i10c.referrer=

 

Windows Hello isn’t available on this device; Fix Windows Hello problems

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-hello-isnt-available-on-this-device

 

How to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Linux with Anboxhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/run-android-apps-on-ubuntu/

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-android-apps-on-ubuntu/

 

Despite appearances, WikiLeaks wasn't hacked

Protect your DNS records.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/despite-appearances-wikileaks-wasnt-hacked/

 

How to Block Notifications from Any App in Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/204187/how-to-disable-app-notifications-in-android/

 

The best Kodi add-ons and how to install them

The best Kodi add-ons to enhance your viewing experience

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

 

Lenovo Home Assistant Pack Pairs Tab 4, Alexa Speaker

Lenovo's Home Assistant Pack comprises a tablet in the Tab 4 series paired with a speaker that resembles the Amazon Echo.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355964/lenovo-home-assistant-pack-pairs-tab-4-alexa-speaker

 

iPhone 8 wireless charger to be sold as separate accessory, reports show

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-8-wireless-charger-sold-050000023.html

 

Secret smartphone trick for clearer calls even when you have a bad signal

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/416616/secret-smartphone-trick-for-clearer-calls-even-when-you-have-a-bad-signal

 

Shellshock Still in the Crosshairs

Spike in scans for the flaw spotted en masse in Q2.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/shellshock-still-in-the-crosshairs/d/d-id/1329757

 

Improving Windows 10 Field Guide (Again)

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/134307/improving-windows-10-field-guide-2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_uO9RtKS-pNUpNcZaIFyBWLP_Tq6ojTTClZK1MNymprufJPHzVlYu-XNbg_xlgxESnYFtdpJIyCuobNebcqVp8D9jaXg&_hsmi=56015447

 

Plex for Kodi now available to all

https://www.windowscentral.com/plex-kodi-now-available-all

 

Pour One Out for Juicero, the Now-Defunct $700 Juicer Company

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/254979-pour-one-juicero-now-defunct-bagjuice-squeezing-company?i10c.referrer=

 

How to disable Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-chrome-pdf-viewer

 

Learn More Effectively with MarginNote Pro for Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/marginnote-pro-for-mac-2/

 

Want to write Android ransomware but don't know how to code? No problem

You don’t need to know how to write a single line of code to write Android ransomware.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-ransomware-construction-kit/

 

How to Make a New Directory and Change to It with a Single Command in Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/273304/how-to-make-a-new-directory-and-change-to-it-with-a-single-command-in-linux/

 

How to convert videos with VLC

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-convert-videos-with-vlc

 

The Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2017

The Internet of Things has made securing your home and your family easier than ever. Here's what you need to know to get started with smart home security tech, along with our top reviews of DIY and full-service alarm and surveillance packages.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498510,00.asp

 

iPhone 8 emergency mode locks out thieves

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-8-emergency-mode-locks-115640865.html

 

This emergency feature on your smartphone could save your life

https://www.komando.com/tips/415363/this-emergency-feature-on-your-smartphone-could-save-your-life/al

 

Training Courses for Aspiring Cybercriminals Put Security Education To Shame

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/training-courses-for-aspiring-cybercriminals-put-security-education-to-shame/v/d-id/1329754

 

Nothing (New) to See Here: Surface Mini Marketing Materials Leak

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/134214/nothing-new-see-surface-mini-marketing-materials-leak?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-88Qh-PLFV9vTuMkD2AkiOzVgMkoYYQe5qGYVZypJCw1kqunDMROVeQpHQAG3BjuBcxqBlHyewNW4wKiV1vVj1TNd_53Q&_hsmi=55964126

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 PC OS keeps evolving, but its future is uncertain

https://www.windowscentral.com/where-is-windows10-going

 

20TB Hard Drives Will be Made of Glass

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/255048-20tb-hard-drives-made-glass-substrates?i10c.referrer=

 

How to convert Excel file to PDF online using Google Drive

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/convert-excel-into-pdf-file-google-drive

 

Pros and Cons to Using Electron Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/electron-apps-pros-cons/

 

RASPBERRY PI WEATHER STATION: BUILD YOUR OWN TEMPERATURE MONITOR

A Raspberry Pi weather station that captures temperature data, graphs it, and publishes it online

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/raspberry-pi-weather-station/

 

How to Install and Use ZFS on Ubuntu (and Why You’d Want To)

https://www.howtogeek.com/272220/how-to-install-and-use-zfs-on-ubuntu-and-why-youd-want-to/

 

How to Use Snapchat Like a Pro

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/snapchat-tutorial,news-21216.html

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: 7 Things to Check Out

The next big release of Windows 10 will sport a slick new design and include integration with the leading mobile platforms, and more.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/353645/windows-10-fall-creators-update-7-things-to-check-out

 

Hackers can take control of smashed Android phones using replacement screens

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-control-smashed-android-phones-093530622.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/hackers-control-smashed-android-phones-093530622.html

 

This emergency feature on your smartphone could save your life

https://www.komando.com/tips/415363/this-emergency-feature-on-your-smartphone-could-save-your-life/all

 

IoTCandyJar: A HoneyPot for any IoT Device

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/iotcandyjar-a-honeypot-for-any-iot-device/v/d-id/1329751

 

Xbox One S is On Sale Again

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/134233/xbox-one-s-sale-2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VBFAWqrCfQjqDgivpkKaMrHhd-DRoHPQmuGI37BOI962xKiGpZuNiAYq3v36iceQICybrs-FKjMFkrSyrr5_Cz9VsOA&_hsmi=55964126

 

ASUS VivoBook S15 Review: Premium style with a great mid-range price

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-vivobook-s-review

 

[Software Update] Google Chrome 61 Stable Release Now Available for Download

http://www.askvg.com/download-google-chrome-latest-version/

 

Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/readprocessmemory-writeprocessmemory-request

 

Interesting Utility Software to Discover This Week

https://www.maketecheasier.com/interesting-utility-software-to-discover/

 

BENCHMARKING A RASPBERRY PI CLUSTER

How a recent computer science convert used the Raspberry Pi in parallel for his degree

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/benchmarking-raspberry-pi-cluster/

 

How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

 

What to Do If You're Infected by Ransomware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ransomware-what-to-do-next,news-25107.html

 

It's Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen

Researchers are warning that e-cigarettes can be modified, without a ton of effort, to infect a victim's PC with malware.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354377/its-possible-and-fairly-easy-to-hack-a-pc-with-a-vape-pen

 

Samsung Gear VR app provides help to the visually impaired

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-apos-gear-vr-app-190300167.html

 

Microsoft’s Next Windows Variant Must Be the Modern Thin Client

https://www.petri.com/microsofts-next-windows-variant-must-modern-thin-client?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8vL_7LPUD-is9sO8k37RhYatEnzIhl0QHvKfZD-9TrHhIAuj0xRMZlOyy_M1j_6fjWgVMHl7ASrjagGJZbOXjE15Eykg&_hsmi=56015447

 

How to Unlock “In Use” Files in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/unlock-in-use-files-windows/

 

Android Oreo vs iOS 11: What’s different and what’s the same?

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/21/android-o-vs-ios-11-whats-different-and-whats-the-same/amp/

 

Make Windows 10 work the way you want it to

https://www.komando.com/tips/413500/make-windows-10-work-the-way-you-want-it-to

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Apple's Latest Headache Over New MacBook Pro Hardware

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/08/21/apple-macbook-new-leak-rumor-intel-kabylaker/#4da8da12422c

 

Google Docs: Everything you need to know!

https://www.imore.com/google-docs-everything-you-need-know

 

When is your phone getting Android 8.0 Oreo? We asked every major manufacturer

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/phone-getting-android-8-0-205053754.html

 

Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That's Changing the World

Blockchain-based networks, decentralized apps (DApps), and distributed ledgers are becoming the foundation of much of your digital life. There's a new immutable digital fabric remaking the internet beneath us, and you probably don't even realize it.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/351486/blockchain-the-invisible-technology-thats-changing-the-wor

 

Verizon Report: Businesses Hit with Payment Card Breaches Not Fully PCI-Compliant

Companies struggle to maintain PCI compliance within a year of meeting it, according to a new payment security report by Verizon.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/verizon-report-businesses-hit-with-payment-card-breaches-not-fully-pci-compliant/d/d-id/1329778

 

Make streaming easier with a Roku Express for $25 or Fire TV Stick for $35

This deal from Thrifter features two Roku devices for just $25 today!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-make-streaming-easier-roku-express-25-or-fire-tv-stick-35

 

Tips for customizing your new Linux installation

Use these tips and tricks to customize your Fedora installation and keep it running just the way you like it.

https://opensource.com/article/17/8/customize-linux?sc_cid=701f20000019T6HAAU

 

[ALERT] Change Your Passwords... NOW Category: Security

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_change_your_passwords_now.html

 

This tiny Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket will ship in November

The Sirius A runs the full desktop version of Windows 10 and can be hooked up to a monitor, mouse and keyboard to be used as a PC.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-tiny-windows-10-pc-that-fits-in-your-pocket-will-ship-in-november

 

Search your kids' web history for these troubling trends right now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/415712/search-your-kids-web-history-for-these-troubling-trends-right-now

 

CONTROL A MOTOR WITH THE AIY PROJECTS VOICE HAT

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/motor-aiy-voice-pi

 

Why You Shouldn’t Use “Anti-Spying” Tools for Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/273513/why-you-shouldnt-use-anti-spying-tools-for-windows-10

 

YouTube TV review: Patience pays off

The best streaming bundle (for those who can get it).

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220501/streaming-services/youtube-tv-review-patience-pays-off.html

 

How to Connect USB Storage Devices to Your Android Phone

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/connect-usb-drive-to-android,news-21213.html

 

The military’s quest for autonomous drones could also yield sky taxis

So, who wants to be first to ride in a self-guided robot helicopter?

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/military-autonomous-drones-sky-taxi

 

What Intel’s (INTC) 8th Gen Processors Launch Means To Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-intc-8th-gen-processors-195449679.html

 

The Best Graphics Cards of 2017

Our guide shows you what to look for when buying or upgrading your video card, including side-by-side spec comparisons and the latest reviews of the top-rated GPUs.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/355217/the-best-graphics-cards

 

US Debit Card Compromises Up 39%: FICO

FICO reports an increase in the number of compromised debit cards, ATMs, and point-of-sale devices in the first six months of 2017.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/us-debit-card-compromises-up-39--fico/d/d-id/1329777

 

Chime in: What are you most excited about in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

https://www.windowscentral.com/chime-what-are-you-most-excited-about-windows-10-fall-creators-update

 

How do I run Windows software on Linux?

Ready to take the plunge into Linux, but not quite ready to give up your favorite applications? There may be a solution.

https://opensource.com/article/17/8/windows-software-linux?sc_cid=701f20000019T6HAAU

 

[HOWTO] Take Great Smartphone Pictures

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_take_great_smartphone_pictures.html

 

Office Q&A: Placeholder formats and disappearing white space

This month, Susan Harkins shows you how to format PowerPoint placeholders and reclaim white space in a Word document.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/office-q-a-placeholder-formats-and-disappearing-white-space

 

Is Google making us dumb or making us smarter?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/414892/is-google-making-us-dumb-or-making-us-smarter

 

FLICK HAT REVIEW – SWIPE GESTURES FOR RASPBERRY PI

One of a trio of 3D gesture-tracking boards for Raspberry Pi computers

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/flick-hat-swipe-gestures-raspberry-pi

 

How to Set Your Google Account to Automatically Delete (or Share) Upon Your Death

https://www.howtogeek.com/273488/how-to-set-your-google-account-to-automatically-delete-or-share-upon-your-death

 

Sony incorporates Google Assistant into its new wireless smart speaker

But the Sony LF-S50G Wireless Speaker looks less like Google Home and more like Apple’s HomePod.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3221604/speakers/new-sony-wireless-smart-speaker-has-google-assistant.html

 

How to Watch Live TV Online

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/watch-live-tv-online,news-17512.html

 

Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes

The cells are made of a mineral cheaper than but as efficient as silicon.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/stanford-perovskite-solar-cells-insect-eyes

 

Google might launch a reborn Chromebook Pixel and smaller Home

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-might-launch-reborn-chromebook-213800011.html

 

NordVPN

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2479241,00.asp

 

Phishing for Your Information: How Phishers Bait Their Hooks

A treasure trove of PII from social networks and the public Internet is there for the taking.

https://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/f5/phishing-for-your-information-how-phishers-bait-their-hooks-/a/d-id/1329753

 

How to find the perfect monitor for your PC

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-buy-perfect-monitor-your-pc

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 520 is a Surface clone with quad-core power

Intel's 8th-gen Core i7 CPU promises up to a 40-percent jump in performance.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221427/laptop-computers/lenovo-ideapad-miix-520-pricing-specs-features-release-date.html

 

Full? Incremental? Differential? What Kind of Backup Do I Want?

Terms relating to backing up can be exceptionally confusing. Understanding the terms can lead to better decisions when backing up.

https://askleo.com/full-incremental-differential-kind-backup-want/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYzbB6Lku3dfbL

 

How GNOME Shell extensions can extend desktop functionality

http://www.techrepublic.com/videos/how-gnome-shell-extensions-can-extend-desktop-functionality

 

Check your blood sugar with your smartphone’s camera

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/415714/check-your-blood-sugar-with-your-smartphones-camera

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/operating-systems/50-best-mac-tips-tricks-and-timesavers-1310283

 

Why Does My Smart Thermostat Keep Turning the A/C Off?

https://www.howtogeek.com/272330/why-does-my-smart-thermostat-keep-turning-the-ac-off

 

Libratone will convert its Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers into Alexa-powered smart speakers this fall

Own one of these upscale wireless speakers? It’s about to get a whole lot more capable.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3221386/speakers/libratone-zipp-and-zipp-mini-speakers-are-getting-alexa-support.html

 

How to Move Android Apps to an SD Card

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/move-android-apps-to-sd-card,news-21279.html

 

Here's how Xbox One games will handle mouse and keyboard support

The first games to allow these peripherals are coming 'soon.'

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/03/xbox-one-mouse-and-keyboard-games-due-soon

 

Android Oreo: Best features of Google's new operating system and how to download it

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/android-oreo-best-features-google-194201262.html

 

The Best Ransomware Protection of 2017

When ransomware turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying big bucks to get those files back is your only choice, you're in big trouble. One of these top-performing anti-ransomware utilities is your best bet to stay safe.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353231/the-best-ransomware-protection

 

7 Things to Know About Today's DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks are no longer something that just big companies in a few industries need to worry about. They have become a threat to every business.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/7-things-to-know-about-todays-ddos-attacks/d/d-id/1329758

 

Chime in: What is Microsoft doing with Skype?

https://www.windowscentral.com/chime-what-microsoft-doing-skype

 

The Lenovo Yoga 920 adds even more luxury with 8th-gen Intel Core power

Lenovo unveils the Yoga 920 with a long list of new features.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221405/laptop-computers/lenovo-yoga-920-prices-features-release-date.html

 

Recovering from Ransomware with an Online Backup

People often cite ransomware as a reason to avoid automated online backups, thinking that those backups will be impacted. OneDrive provides an answer.

https://askleo.com/recovering-ransomware-online-backup/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JYzbB6Lku3dfbL

 

Why dumb Amazon Alexa conversations are actually really smart

Talking to a voice assistant like Alexa can seem pretty basic, but that's what Amazon is aiming for. It's all part of Amazon's plan for making Alexa a better platform for developers and users.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-dumb-amazon-alexa-conversations-are-actually-really-smart

 

Why you'll be taking a ton of 360-degree photos next year

https://www.komando.com/tips/413851/why-youll-be-taking-a-ton-of-360-degree-photos-next-year

 

10 Lightroom editing skills every photographer should know

Discover how to get started with this powerful editing tool

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/10-lightroom-editing-skills-every-photographer-should-know

 

Teach Quick Look to Preview Unsupported Videos and Other Files on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/273359/teach-quick-look-to-preview-unsupported-videos-and-other-files-on-your-mac

 

Nest unveils the simpler, cheaper Nest Thermostat E

The company is implementing a better, best strategy in pursuit of more buyers.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3221324/thermostats/nest-thermostat-e.html

 

Help Me Tom's Guide: How Do I Move Music to an SD Card?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-move-music-to-sd-card,review-4574.html

 

ASUS’s first mixed reality headset has plenty of pleasant surprises

Light, powerful and fun to use, it's well worth a look.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/03/asus-mixed-reality-headset-ifa-2017

 

FBI reportedly advising companies to ditch Kaspersky apps

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fbi-reportedly-advising-companies-ditch-083300754.html

 

Here's Why Microsoft Is Making Its Own AI Chip for Hololens

Competition in the artificial intelligence segment is heating up -- and Microsoft doesn't want to get left behind.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/07/30/heres-why-microsoft-is-making-its-own-ai-chip-for.aspx

 

Build Your Own Magnetic Levitating Plant

http://makezine.com/projects/build-your-own-magnetic-levitating-plant

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Insecure Office 365 setups could be a ticking time bomb for your business

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/insecure-office-365-setups-business-security#new_tab

 

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/essential-phone-beautiful-alternative-apples-iphone-194922227.html

 

Microsoft speaks out against Trump administration's decision to rescind DACA

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-speaks-out-against-trump-administrations-decision-rescind-daca

 

5 Useful Tools to Help You Identify Fonts in Images

https://www.maketecheasier.com/identify-fonts-in-images

 

How to Stop Windows 10 From Telling Your Xbox Friends What Games You’re Playing

https://www.howtogeek.com/269121/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-telling-your-xbox-friends-what-games-youre-playing

 

Blonde girlfriend's passport let dark-haired man fly from London to Germany

Not the first time it’s happened…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/blonde-girlfriends-passport-let-dark-haired-man-fly-london-germany

 

Do You Have Wifi Intruders? Category: Wireless

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_have_wifi_intruders.html

 

Turning Sound Into Keystrokes: Skype & Type

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/turning-sound-into-keystrokes-skype-and-type/v/d-id/1329727

 

RASPBERRY PI SUMMER PROJECTS PART 1

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/summer-projects-part-1

 

Arris Modems and Routers Have Major Security Flaw

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/arris-att-router-modem-flaws,news-25787.html

 

The Best VPN Apps for the iPhone

Your iPhone may be well protected against malware, but it can't protect your data as it travels the internet. Using a VPN keeps your information safe and private, even when you're connected to the web through an insecure Wi-Fi hotspot.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/354059/the-best-vpn-apps-for-the-iphone

 

New SanDisk microSD card enables an app speed boost for Android users

While the highlight of SanDisk's latest microSD card is it's world-record 400GB capacity, what's overlooked is its improved ability to load and run apps.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221361/mobile-wireless/new-sandisk-microsd-card-enables-an-app-speed-boost-for-android-users.html

 

How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-leave-data-online-without-knowledge-155722478.html

 

Must-have Windows 10 apps for NFL football fans

https://www.windowscentral.com/must-have-apps-nfl-fans

 

Cybersecurity and Road Signs Are Concerns for Self-Driving Vehicles

https://www.maketecheasier.com/concerns-for-self-driving-vehicles

 

How to Shut Down a Windows PC Without Installing Updates

https://www.howtogeek.com/268982/how-to-shut-down-a-windows-pc-without-installing-updates

 

Massive Locky ransomware campaign sends out 23 million emails in 24 hours

“One of the largest malware campaigns seen in the latter half of 2017.”

https://www.grahamcluley.com/locky-ransomware-campaign

 

Android Tip: Securing Your Smartphone 

https://askbobrankin.com/android_tip_securing_your_smartphone.html

 

Apple iOS Exploit Takes Complete Control of Kernel

Researcher demonstrates 'severe' ZIVA exploit at Hack in the Box.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/apple-ios-exploit-takes-complete-control-of-kernel/d/d-id/1329721

 

RASPBERRY PI SUMMER PROJECTS PART 2

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/raspberry-pi-summer-projects-part-2

 

How to Make Android Oreo Automatically Enable Wi-Fi

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/android-oreo-automatically-enable-wifi,review-4609.html

 

Russia's US Election Hacks: Worse Than We Thought

Russian hackers compromised voting software in 39 states during the 2016 presidential election, far more than originally thought, according to Bloomberg.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354303/russias-us-election-hacks-worse-than-we-thought

 

The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores

Plus: Meet our ferocious Threadripper 1920x1080ti PC.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221397/computers/the-full-nerd-episode-30-radeon-rx-vega-56-review-intels-8th-gen-cpus-add-more-cores.html

 

Google accidentally revealed the name of next version of Android — it's called 'Android Oreo'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-accidentally-revealed-name-next-174509483.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_08

 

How to disable system visual effects to boost performance on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-system-visual-effects-boost-performance-windows-10

 

How to Stop Websites from Asking for Your Location

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-websites-from-asking-location

 

What Is the $WINDOWS.~BT Folder, and Can You Delete It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/268667/what-is-the-windows.bt-folder-and-can-you-delete-it

 

20 Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks

From smarter security to genuine life-savers

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/20-samsung-galaxy-s8-tips-and-tricks

 

The LG V30 is better for video recording than photography

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/03/lg-v30-camera-hands-on

 

Mac's Biggest Threats Lurk in the Apple App Store

Mac malware is on the rise, especially adware and potentially unwanted programs in the App Store.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/macs-biggest-threats-lurk-in-the-apple-app-store/d/d-id/1329715

 

INSTALL RASPBERRY PI DESKTOP X86

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/install-raspberry-pi-desktop-x86

 

How to Use Google Chromecast with iPad, iPhone, and Android

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/use-chromecast-ios-android,news-18290.html

 

New Strain of Malware Can Take Power Stations Offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/354281/new-strain-of-malware-can-take-power-stations-offline

 

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

Windows 10's next big upgrade brings intriguing features to the OS.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3196367/windows/the-windows-10-fall-creators-updates-best-new-features.html

 

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nortons-core-wants-ultimate-watchdog-home-tech-161438850.html

 

How to customize sound effects on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-customize-sound-effects-windows-10

 

How to Fix a MacBook that Won’t Charge

https://www.maketecheasier.com/macbook-wont-charge-fix

 

The smart kitchen revolution is a slow one

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/the-smart-kitchen-revolution-ifa-2017

 

How to Change the Alignment of the Numbers in a Numbered List in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/273552/how-to-change-the-alignment-of-the-numbers-in-a-numbered-list-in-microsoft-word

 

Switch carriers without Early Termination Fees: How to avoid phone ETF fees

Don’t get penalized by switching to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/switch-carriers-without-early-termination-fees-how-to-avoid-phone-etf-fees

 

Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/insecure-iot-devices-pose-physical-threat-to-general-public-/v/d-id/1329712

 

Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A brilliant, if not always practical, shelving idea

You’re plugging stuff into that outlet, so why not make use of the space around it?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3221368/consumer-electronics/echogear-outlet-shelf-review.html

 

How To Set Up Google Chromecast

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/chromecast-how-to,review-1811.html

 

Bitdefender Home Scanner

https://www.pcmag.com/review/354195/bitdefender-smart-home-scanner

 

Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

The hype is real, but will the phone live up to it?

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3217665/android/essential-phone-features-specs-tips-price-release-date.html

 

How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/companies-leave-data-online-without-knowledge-155722478.html

 

Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S upgrade offer through March 2018

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-extends-free-windows-10-s-upgrade-offer-through-march-2018

 

5 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Need to Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-chrome-extensions

 

How to Manage, Customize, and Block Notifications in Android Lollipop and Marshmallow

https://www.howtogeek.com/202404/how-to-tame-notifications-in-android-5.0

 

Yes, Yahoo's 1B data breach victims can sue the company, judge says

A US judge has ruled that users can sue Yahoo over a host of breaches that occurred between 2013 and 2016.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/yes-yahoos-1b-data-breach-victims-can-sue-the-company-judge-says

 

419 phishing email from 'Rev. Goodluck Ebola' offers $10.5M

https://www.scmagazine.com/419-scam-from-rev-goodluck-ebola-offers-105m/article/685225

 

Automated Lateral Movement: Targeted Attack Tools for the Masses

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/automated-lateral-movement-targeted-attack-tools-for-the-masses-/v/d-id/1329785

 

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck

Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3222044/speakers/yamaha-yas-107-soundbar-review.html

 

How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network on Chromecast

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/change-wi-fi-chromecast,news-18810.html

 

The Best Malware Removal and Protection Software of 2017

Malware comes in many forms, but one thing's for sure—you don't want it attacking your computer. We've tested nearly 100 apps to help you find the right tools to protect your devices and your privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/354226/the-best-malware-removal-and-protection-tools

 

YouTube TV review: Patience pays off

The best streaming bundle (for those who can get it).

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3220501/streaming-services/youtube-tv-review-patience-pays-off.html

 

How to convert a DVD to MP4 files in Windows or MacOS

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/convert-dvd-mp4-files-windows-131525718.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_08

 

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

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How to stay private on public Wi-Fi

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/20/how-to-stay-private-on-public-wi-fi.html

 

How to enable and use Instant Apps on Android

https://www.androidcentral.com/instant-apps

 

Facebook fires human editors, algorithm immediately posts fake news

Facebook makes its Trending feature fully automated, with mixed results.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/08/facebook-fires-human-editors-algorithm-immediately-posts-fake-news

 

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/08/facebook-fires-human-editors-algorithm-immediately-posts-fake-news

 

What Is “Runtime Broker” and Why Is It Running on My PC?

https://www.howtogeek.com/268240/what-is-runtime-broker-and-why-is-it-running-on-my-pc

 

Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Investing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/beginners-guide-cryptocurrency-investing

 

Massive Android DDoS Botnet Derailed

WireX was being used to launch DDoS attacks against targets in multiple industries; Google removes 300 botnet-related apps from Play Store.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/massive-android-ddos-botnet-derailed/d/d-id/1329747

 

Google’s ARcore Brings Tango-Like Tech To Standard Android Smartphones

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-arcore-tango-android,35337.html

 

Instagram confirms hack against high-profile users' account info

As always, be on the lookout for suspicious activity…

https://www.grahamcluley.com/instagram-hack-high-profile-accounts/

 

Graphene Makes Rubber Bands 200x Stronger Than Steel

Rubber bands could end up revolutionizing supply chains thanks to the addition of graphene.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355925/graphene-makes-rubber-bands-200x-stronger-than-steel

 

Abbott Laboratories securing vulnerable pacemakers with firmware and software updates

https://www.scmagazine.com/abbott-laboratories-securing-vulnerable-pacemakers-with-firmware-and-software-updates/article/685215

 

HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT DATA GOOGLE, FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT ARE COLLECTING ON YOU

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-find-out-what-data-google-facebook-and-microsoft-are-collecting-on-you

 

Why you'll wear a body camera

As costs go down, quality goes up and ease of use improves, wearable cameras will become more compelling, even at work. Here's why the body cam revolution is coming.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221400/mobile-wireless/why-youll-wear-a-body-camera.html

 

5 Settings All Plex Users Need to Know About

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/settings-plex-users-need-to-know

 

Leaked Apple warranty guide shows what it will and won't repair

If you try to take your iPhone apart, forget about Genius help.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/apple-leaked-warranty-repair-guide

 

5 ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

https://www.komando.com/tips/415100/5-ways-to-speed-up-your-wi-fi

 

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/550-dock-turns-smartphone-medical-131400658.html

 

The Basic Tools Every DIYer Should Own

https://www.howtogeek.com/266258/the-basic-tools-every-diyer-should-own

 

Eye Tracking: Useful Feature or Just a Gimmick?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/eye-tracking-useful-feature-or-gimmick

 

Antivirus: From Stand-Alone Product to Endpoint Feature

Endpoint experts discuss the evolution of AV and its shift from stand-alone product to a feature in broader security tools.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/antivirus-from-stand-alone-product-to-endpoint-feature/d/d-id/1329726

 

Asus Reveals Details About Its Windows Mixed Reality Headset

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-windows-mr-headset-details,35352.html

 

No razzle-dazzle here! Hackers target Zazzle with run-of-the-mill brute-force attack

We’ve said it before: stop reusing passwords on different sites.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/zazzle-brute-force-attack

 

Has Technology Ruined Vacations for Small Business Owners?

Eighty-three percent of small business owners who work on vacation experience work-related stress. Here's a mojito instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355894/has-technology-ruined-vacations-for-small-business-owners

 

Researchers unite to quash 'WireX' DDoS botnet composed of Android devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/researchers-unite-to-quash-wirex-ddos-botnet-composed-of-android-devices/article/685046

 

HOW TO AVOID POTENTIAL COMPUTER PROBLEMS BY RESEARCHING WINDOWS PATCHES

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-avoid-potential-computer-problems-by-researching-windows-patches

 

How to listen to music safely on a bike

Wearing headphones while cycling can be dangerous, even illegal; here are some ways to listen to music or traffic directions safely while riding

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3222085/consumer-electronics/how-to-listen-to-music-safely-on-a-bike.htm

 

The Ultimate Mobile Internet Showdown: Hotspots, Routers, Dongles, and Tethering

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ultimate-mobile-internet-comparison

 

ASUS’ first mixed reality headset has plenty of pleasant surprises

Light, powerful and fun to use, it's well worth a look.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/03/asus-mixed-reality-headset-ifa-2017

 

New government tool to stop annoying robocalls

https://www.komando.com/tips/415097/new-government-tool-to-stop-annoying-robocalls

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8-might-091400077.html

 

Stanford toughens up cheap solar cells by mimicking insect eyes

The cells are made of a mineral cheaper than but as efficient as silicon.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/stanford-perovskite-solar-cells-insect-eyes

 

How to Set Up a Shared Network Printer in Windows 7, 8, or 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-in-windows-7-with-homegroup

 

3 Great Apple Maps Alternatives You Can Use on iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-maps-alternatives

 

Cybersecurity: An Asymmetrical Game of War

To stay ahead of the bad guys, security teams need to think like criminals, leverage AI's ability to find malicious threats, and stop worrying that machine learning will take our jobs.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cybersecurity-an-asymmetrical-game-of-war/a/d-id/1329728

 

Logitech Tackles Wireless Gaming Mouse And Keyboard At ‘Lightspeed’

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/logitech-lightspeed-g603-g613-peripherals,35340.html

 

Los Angeles Is Painting Streets White To Fight Urban Warming

https://www.geek.com/tech/los-angeles-is-painting-streets-white-to-fight-urban-warming-1714036

 

Nest Announces a More Affordable Smart Thermostat

https://www.thurrott.com/smart-home/133846/nest-announces-new-affordable-smart-thermostat?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--DdXz9As864VmK9WADZ1PSYzstrrPG399FzPUGcOFeYs6cwKXEXLQSfhhHN6FrRfvD28Yugm7lmjCEY9aYfK7zcrwGuA&_hsmi=55849956

 

SIRICONTROL: CONTROL YOUR RASPBERRY PI WITH SIRI

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/siricontrol-control-raspberry-pi-siri

 

HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE BACKUP STRATEGY TO SAVE TIME AND PEACE OF MIND

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-create-the-ultimate-backup-strategy-to-save-time-and-peace-of-mind

 

Windows 10: Everything you need to know

The next Windows 10 update is always around the corner. Get all the latest info here, including the release date of the Fall Creators Update.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3203947/windows/windows-10-review-price-release-date-features-faqs-video.html

 

7 Reasons the Nvidia Shield Is the Ultimate Tool for Cord-Cutters

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nvidia-shield-ultimate-tool-cord-cutters

 

Best anti-theft devices for cars'

https://www.komando.com/cars-trucks-tech/415905/best-anti-theft-devices-for-cars

 

Apple hid a job listing on its website that you need serious computer skills to find

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-hid-job-listing-website-134500353.html

 

How to Use Microsoft Office’s Built-In Clipboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/269146/how-to-use-microsoft-offices-built-in-clipboard

 

The Scary Prospects of the Android Virus “GhostCtrl”

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-virus-ghostctrl

 

New Targeted Ransomware Hits Healthcare, Manufacturing

A new ransomware strain, Defray, that focuses on certain verticals in narrow and select attacks is making the rounds in the healthcare, education, manufacturing, and technology sectors.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/new-targeted-ransomware-hits-healthcare-manufacturing-/d/d-id/1329725

 

Crucial BX300 SSD Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crucial-bx300-ssd,5182.html

 

Give Western Digital's My Cloud Home All Your Data

The new My Cloud Home drive connects to your router via Wi-Fi and backs up files on all of your family's devices, including PCs, smartphones and tablets.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355899/give-western-digitals-my-cloud-home-all-your-data

 

Fall Creators Update Feature Focus: Gaming

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/133859/fall-creators-update-feature-focus-gaming?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9OAki52cVcFWXGnf8WIL-bfamHd834CWd0gZ7zx3rTwfIRpdqoEqmb1OvTp_47U5B36BgmkQi2TrtFQ3Gs3MkdMzLKHA&_hsmi=55849956

 

MAKE A PI ZERO W SMART USB FLASH DRIVE

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-zero-w-smart-usb-flash-drive

 

WHY EXPOSING SECURITY FLAWS BENEFITS USERS AND COMPANIES

https://www.pcmech.com/article/why-exposing-security-flaws-benefits-users-and-companies

 

Anker's highly popular Bluetooth keyboard is just $14 right now

If you need a Bluetooth keyboard to start the fall season, Anker's lower-end model is currently on sale at Amazon.

http://www.techconnect.com/article/3221360/computers/ankers-highly-popular-bluetooth-keyboard-is-just-14-right-now.html

 

Mystery surrounds malware attack that forced German state parliament offline

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/german-parliament-malware-mystery/#new_tab

 

Facebook Messenger spreading dangerous malware

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/415826/facebook-messenger-spreading-dangerous-malware

 

Behold the cameras destroyed by the solar eclipse

Avert your eyes if a melted $11,500 Canon lens terrifies you.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/04/behold-the-cameras-destroyed-by-the-solar-eclipse

 

Apple Watch sales expected to jump by 33% in 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-watch-sales-expected-jump-33-2018-135232199.html

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: September 1

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-september-1?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8yaoTLmWVP2fVtVXUPbpxswaDJwkHbOJWGyX1BvPDTDkA-JT_jr-AslH9w49UObhcYAfE68PybmOy5OSAsFr0vxNNAig&_hsmi=55902431

 

MAKE SURE YOUR ACCESSORIES ARE CHARGED WITH THE UPDATED MICROSOFT SURFACE APP

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-adds-battery-level-to-surface-app/amp

 

Why Won’t Apple Fix The iPhone’s One Huge Design Flaw?

Twenty-five percent of iPhones break in exactly the same way. It’s not just a design problem–it’s a UX problem.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063238/why-wont-apple-fix-the-iphones-one-huge-design-flaw

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