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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 11/04/2017 1071
Fri 11/03/2017 1070
Thur 11/02/2017 1069
Wed 11/01/2017 1068
Tue 10/31/2017 1067
Mon 10/30/2017 1066
Sun 10/29/2017 1065

Sat 1071  11/04/2017

The best MacBooks and Macs you can buy

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-mac

 

TEST THE STRENGTH OF YOUR NETWORK WITH FLENT

https://www.pcmech.com/article/test-strength-network-flent/

 

The best Google Chrome extensions to revolutionize your workday

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-google-chrome-extensions-revolutionize-131541701.html

 

Duo Peers Inside The Phishing Economy

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/duo-peers-inside-phishing-economy,35811.html

 

Reclaim Space on Your Mac with MacFly Pro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reclaim-space-mac-with-macfly-pro/

 

Use Your Roku for Local News and Weather (and Save Money)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-roku-local-news-weather-save-money/

 

23andMe

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490079,00.asp

 

Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/equifax-breach-fallout-your-salary-history/

 

How to Stop iOS Apps From Stealing Your Apple ID Password

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-ios-apps-from-stealing-your-apple-id-passwo-1819978731

 

How to Train Alexa to Recognize Different Voices (and Give More Personalized Answers)

https://www.howtogeek.com/329669/how-to-train-alexa-to-recognize-different-voices-and-give-more-personalized-answers/

 

macOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11

In macOS High Sierra (and Sierra, too), you can easily disable autoplay video and surf the web in relative peace. Here's how it's done.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3206724/websites/how-to-stop-autoplay-videos-in-safari-11.html

 

Should you cover your webcam?

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/11/4/16604448/webcam-tape-over-security

 

Website security tips you can learn from the government

https://www.komando.com/tips/426264/website-security-tips-you-can-learn-from-the-government

 

Stanford’s ‘accelerator on a chip’ could revolutionize medical care

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/30/slacs-accelerator-on-a-chip-could-revolutionize-modern-medici/

 

Firefox Borrows Feature from Tor to Protect User Privacy

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/258310-firefox-borrows-feature-tor-protect-user-privacy

 

The 63 Sears and Kmart Stores Closing by January

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/63-sears-kmart-stores-closing-125001385.html

 

'SAVE Act' Aims To Do The Impossible: Secure Electronic Voting In The US

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/save-act-secure-electronic-voting,35806.html

 

How to Install Kodi on Your Amazon Fire Stick

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-kodi-on-fire-stick/

 

Google Pixelbook: Worse than a Microsoft Surface or MacBook Pro?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-pixelbook-worse-microsoft-surface-macbook-pro/

 

Here Are the Russia Facebook Ads That Tried to Dupe You

The US Senate Intelligence Committee released several Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russia-linked organizations during the 2016 election.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357120/here-are-the-russia-linked-facebook-ads

 

Majority of Employees Hit with Ransomware Personally Make Payment

Office workers pay an average ransom of $1,400, according to a new report.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/majority-of-employees-hit-with-ransomware-personally-make-payment/d/d-id/1330267?

 

 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review there are a lot of new features and enhancements

http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-three-things-check-out

 

How to Quickly Make a Mac Photo Slideshow With Preview

https://www.howtogeek.com/329773/how-to-quickly-make-a-mac-photo-slideshow-with-preview/

 

9 reasons why PC gaming is a better value than consoles

The PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X drive the point home.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3118250/software-games/9-reasons-why-pc-gaming-is-a-better-value-than-consoles.htm

 

T-Mobile and Sprint officially end merger talks

The companies weren’t able ‘to find mutually agreeable terms’

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/4/16606786/t-mobile-sprint-merger-ended-2017

 

Want a bargain? These Sam's Club Black Friday deals start November 11

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/427053/want-a-bargain-these-sams-club-black-friday-deals-start-november-11

 

Internet giants now support bill to curb online sex trafficking

They believe it strikes a better balance between safety and freedom.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/04/internet-giants-back-online-sex-trafficking-bill/

 

23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/258256-23andme-partners-michael-j-fox-foundation-support-parkinsons-research

 

Apple says iPhone X display may see some burn-in

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-says-iphone-x-display-may-see-burn-211114921.html

 

Google Docs Drama Reminds Us How Vulnerable We Are In The Cloud (Updated)

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-docs-flagging-user-content,35808.html

 

How to Find a Router’s IP Address in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-router-ip-address-windows10/

 

How to Pin Websites to Start Menu in Windows 10

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pin-websites-start-menu-windows-10/

 

Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-Inch)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/357043/lenovo-yoga-720-13-inch

 

Gaza Cybergang Acquires New Tools, Expands Operations

Warning from Kaspersky Lab second in recent month involving heightened threat activity in Middle East and North Africa.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/gaza-cybergang-acquires-new-tools-expands-operations/d/d-id/1330266?

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Be proactive and turn on ransomware protection

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update added ransomware protection, but it is turned off by default. In this step-by-step tutorial, Mark Kaelin explains how to turn the feature on.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-fall-creators-update-be-proactive-and-turn-on-ransomware-protection/

 

How to Use “My People” on Windows 10’s Taskbar

https://www.howtogeek.com/329420/how-to-use-my-people-on-windows-10s-taskbar/

 

DISKPART - How to Partition GPT disk

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95941-diskpart-how-partition-gpt-disk.html

 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than $1 billion worth of stock this week

The world’s richest man takes home a 10-figure payday

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/3/16604990/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-stock-sale-1-billion

 

Windows 10's new privacy feature you need to start using now

https://www.komando.com/tips/426900/windows-10s-new-privacy-feature-you-need-to-start-using-now

 

Judge blocks Ring's home security sales over trade secret dispute

ADT says Ring stole its home security platform.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/04/ring-home-security-injunction/

 

Microsoft Will End Final Free Windows 10 Upgrade Program On December 31

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258161-microsoft-will-end-final-free-windows-10-upgrade-program-december-31

 

4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-techcrunch-writers-bought-iphone-230826198.html

 

Best Motherboards

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboards,3984.html

 

What to Do When Sites You Trust Suffer Redirect Attacks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-to-do-for-redirect-attacks/

 

How to Right-Click and Middle-Click on Windows With a Touchpad

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/right-click-middle-click-windows-touchpad/

 

How to Set Up Google's Advanced Protection Program (I have these)

The process is pretty straightforward, but be prepared to buy two security keys if you don't already own them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/356968/how-to-set-up-googles-advanced-protection-program

 

Messages from the Dark: When the Bad Guys Write Back

https://www.scmagazine.com/messages-from-the-dark-when-the-bad-guys-write-back/article/700197/

 

Windows 10 update KB4049370 (build 15063.675) releases

Microsoft releases update to fix black screen problem with Surface Laptops and other issues with older versions of Windows 10, but forgets patch for the Fall Creators Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-update-kb4049370-15063-675/

 

How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware With Windows Defender’s New “Controlled Folder Access”

https://www.howtogeek.com/329532/how-to-protect-your-files-from-ransomware-with-windows-defenders-controlled-folder-access/

 

Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81502-convert-windows-10-legacy-bios-uefi-without-data-loss.html

 

Apple has to teach people how to use an iPhone again

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/11/3/16604022/apple-official-iphone-x-tutorial-video

 

Woman says her identity was stolen 15 times after Equifax breach

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/426959/woman-says-her-identity-was-stolen-15-times-after-equifax-breach

 

Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?

When setting up a home office, what is the best location for your router and modem?

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/04/ask-engadget-where-should-i-put-my-router/

 

Samsung Promises Fix for Freezing Galaxy Note 8 Phones

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/258334-samsung-promises-fix-freezing-galaxy-note-8-phones

 

iPhone X teardown finds major changes inside the gleaming exterior

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-x-teardown-finds-major-184828671.html

 

Apple: Lines and No Inventory, a Typical Day in Fall

http://www.barrons.com/articles/apple-lines-and-no-inventory-a-typical-day-in-fall-1509755576?mod=yahoobarrons&ru=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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Fri 1070  11/03/2017

Razer Phone — Everything you need to know

The Razer Phone is big and built entirely around gaming — hardware, design and features — with the idea of making mobile games as good as possible.

https://pureinfotech.com/razer-phone-specs-pricing-details/

 

Amazon just launched its Countdown to Black Friday event with 10 killer deals

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-just-launched-countdown-black-friday-event-10-122731813.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Best Tech Value Awards: Top Bargains of 2017

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-tech-value-awards,review-4777.html#p2

 

HACKER HOUSE’S GESTURE-CONTROLLED HOLOGRAPHIC VISUALISER

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/hacker-house-holographic-visualiser/

 

4 Interesting Android Launchers You Haven’t Heard of or Tried Before

https://www.maketecheasier.com/interesting-android-launchers/

 

Phishing Kits Regularly Reused by Cybercriminals

In 27% of cases, a phishing kit is re-used on more than one host.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/phishing-kits-regularly-reused-by-cybercriminals/d/d-id/1330269?

 

Xbox One X First Impressions: The 4K Era Arrives

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/143087/xbox-one-x-first-impressions-4k-era-arrives?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--IHYZOng_HiUkIhYpkVJWkVOlH1iJ7ddhGpxsurhAar0KH9KNTWsyuAwTgOvupQH0b2tUUL00EkNJ9tm_jt3_JqV39ZA&_hsmi=58073054

 

PI ZERO BATTERY BACKPACK PROTOTYPE

https://n-o-d-e.net/zerobattery.html

 

Something Weird Is Going On With Netflix On The PS4 And Xbox One S

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2017/10/25/netflix-is-permanently-broken-on-the-ps4-and-xbox-one-s/#2c9e1047271b

 

Google Docs Users Locked Out

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10216/google-docs-users-locked-out

 

Senators Grill Facebook Over Failure to Stop Russia-Backed Ads

Facebook, Google, and Twitter faced tough questions from US senators, though Facebook faced much of the fire—and its answers didn't sit well with some.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357112/senators-grill-facebook-over-failure-to-stop-russia-backed-a

 

How to Stop Windows 10 From Uploading Updates to Other PCs Over the Internet

https://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/

 

5 Google photo tricks that only the pros know

https://www.komando.com/tips/426247/5-google-photo-tricks-that-only-the-pros-know

 

The Best Mac Apps

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-mac-os-x-apps/

 

Microsoft to end free Windows 10 upgrades – this time for good

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-end-free-windows-10-235907394.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

iPhone X Teardown Reveals a First for Apple

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-teardown-ifixit,news-26072.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=RaVSX_EdQkglsxJgPzErrxSZye_FoUsxkhXciJu-gl0aOWsb1n-JCGgNpnxObUEb

 

BITBARISTA: A FULLY AUTONOMOUS CORPORATION

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/bitbarista/

 

How to Create, Share, and Edit a YouTube Playlist

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-share-edit-youtube-playlist/

 

Office 365 Missed 34,000 Phishing Emails Last Month

Nearly 10% of emails delivered to Office 365 inboxes were spam, phishing messages, and known or zero-day malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/office-365-missed-34000-phishing-emails-last-month/d/d-id/1330282?

 

Xbox One X: Initial Setup

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/143117/xbox-one-x-initial-setup?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--IHYZOng_HiUkIhYpkVJWkVOlH1iJ7ddhGpxsurhAar0KH9KNTWsyuAwTgOvupQH0b2tUUL00EkNJ9tm_jt3_JqV39ZA&_hsmi=58073054

 

Weather-Forecast-Dashboard

https://github.com/vlaine/Weather-Forecast-Dashboard/blob/master/README.md

 

New MacBook Pro Excitement Dealt Disappointing Blow

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/10/24/apple-macbook-pro-2017-cancelled/#461881b35430

 

How to Fix: Send Encrypted Email to Gmail (Postfix, TLS, SSL Certificates)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10218/how-fix-send-encrypted-email-gmail-postfix-tls-ssl-certificates

 

Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones

The feature is currently rolling out to devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357108/google-bluetooth-fast-pair-expands-to-more-android-phones

 

How to Manage Windows 10’s New “Power Throttling” to Save Battery Life

https://www.howtogeek.com/330179/how-to-manage-windows-10s-new-power-throttling-to-save-battery-life/

 

3 great hacks for your Android device

https://www.komando.com/tips/397762/3-great-hacks-for-your-android-device

 

These IFTTT Tricks Can Help You Grab Deals on Anything Online

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ifttt-tricks-deals-online/

 

The iPhone might be really cheap on Black Friday — if you can wait for the deals to buy it

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-might-really-cheap-black-172500764.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

12 Essential iPhone X Tips to Get Up and Running

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1332-iphone-x-tips.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=kiRY3iBE6HOF98-FzcYpSMR2WJE5i1yNDjn54DiZ2QxgNSYozfLbGfaXdpyYQmDk

 

GLADYS PROJECT: A RASPBERRY PI HOME ASSISTANT

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/gladys-project-home-assistant/

 

6 of the Best Free Graphics Editors for Creating Vector Images

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-graphic-editor-for-creating-vector-image/

 

Hyatt Hotels Suffers 2nd Card Breach in 2 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/hyatt-hotels-suffers-2nd-card-breach-in-2-years/

 

How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-move-users-folder-location-windows-10-a.html

 

Projection Mapping with the Pi Cap

https://www.hackster.io/bareconductiveteam/projection-mapping-with-the-pi-cap-f1a134

 

Apple Watch Series 3 watchOS Leak Suggests Important Surprise Omission

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2017/10/26/apple-watch-series-3-watchos-leak-suggests-important-surprise-omission/#1618d1647c73

 

Encrypt Your Flash Drive to Ensure Your Peace of Mind

https://lifehacker.com/encrypt-your-flash-drive-to-ensure-your-peace-of-mind-1820010000

 

Target Solves the 'Out of Stock' Problem in its Stores

If you visit a Target store and the product you want is out of stock, the store will order it online for you with free home shipping.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357114/target-solves-the-out-of-stock-problem-in-its-stores

 

How Windows Defender’s New Exploit Protection Works (and How to Configure It)

https://www.howtogeek.com/329700/how-windows-defenders-new-exploit-protection-works-and-how-to-configure-it/

 

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

https://www.komando.com/tips/397090/how-to-get-android-auto-in-your-car-and-why-you-want-to

 

Plex Pass: What Do You Get for Your Money?

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/plex-pass-get-money/

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Be proactive and turn on ransomware protection

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/a7d3ec3b-f8cb-3ffe-9e26-e98ede426a8b/windows-10-fall-creators.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Xbox One X Review: Incredible 4K Power, Same So-So Exclusives

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/xbox-one-x,review-4810.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=PWd_hU_Qxed-ixcWyhtDw4ScZq-t6lxUfV2sxfvbQNOGCod8P85BSo6TOCgO6K0X

 

Pinout! The comprehensive GPIO Pinout guide for the Raspberry Pi.

https://pinout.xyz/

 

Top 5 QR Scanner Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/top-android-qr-scanner-apps/

 

Top 10 most desired traits for cybersecurity job candidates

https://www.scmagazine.com/top-10-most-desired-traits-for-cybersecurity-job-candidates/article/689345/

 

Enable or Disable Allow Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96103-allow-automatic-updates-over-metered-connections-windows-10-a.html

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Remove “Edit With Photos” Option from Image Context Menu

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-remove-edit-with-photos-option-from-image-context-menu/

 

Apple iOS 11.1 Release, It's A Big One

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/10/25/apple-ios-11-1-release-iphone-battery-life-problem-iphone-x/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#4a44d3445d7f

 

OneDrive Placeholders, now known as OneDrive Files On-Demand 

http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-where-are-my-onedrive-files-demand

 

Google Apologizes After 'Bug' Locks Innocuous Docs Files

Earlier this week, the service mistakenly flagged certain documents as 'inappropriate,' blocking users from accessing them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357101/google-docs-randomly-locking-down-innocuous-files

 

How to Access Your Router If You Forget the Password

https://www.howtogeek.com/131338/how-to-access-your-router-if-you-forget-the-password/

 

Handy calculator helps you know how much data you’re using every month

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/422908/handy-calculator-helps-you-know-how-much-data-youre-using-every-month

 

12 Clean Streaming Video Downloaders for Anything on the Web

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/streaming-video-downloaders/

 

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mozilla-proposes-combined-webxr-standard-001713721.html

 

Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2017

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=SSUtYJd-nI2js0hbl6E0etkuV15B4tu3a19Vnc5OTkAFDDmSdcCcDdOsRyvpD3Ty

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Thur 1069  11/02/2017

(On Nov 4th, APCUG is having a Virtual Conference.  Some of the topics should be view by most members.  You have to pre-register and be logged in before the Conference begins.  Check out http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm )

 

(Of note on the News & Tips main page, http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm ,  we have two changes.  On the top left is APCUG info including Youtube Virtual Technology Conference Channel to be able to view past conference videos to see more.  The new ones mentioned above are delayed before you will see them on the channel, so any that interest you, register and view them live.

The other change is on the top left of the page to access Bob Gostischa's document of how to uninstall your current AV package and install AVAST.  Also are tips on what he believes are programs that are of value and good standing and other advice.  I don't agree with all that Bob has on his pages, but do agree that most of its good information.)

 

Top Apple insider shares new details about next year’s iPhone X successors

https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-apple-insider-shares-details-next-iphone-x-152312331.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_07

 

How to Bookmark a Page in a PDF Document in Adobe Reader

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bookmark-page-pdf-document-open-adobe-reader/

 

How AI Can Help Prevent Data Breaches in 2018 and Beyond

Artificial intelligence startups are tackling four key areas that will help companies avoid becoming the next Equifax.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-ai-can-help-prevent-data-breaches-in-2018-and-beyond/a/d-id/1330263?

 

Stuck key? Learn the right way to clean your MacBook's keyboard

The butterfly keyboard on Apple's latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models can put you in a sticky situation.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stuck-key-learn-the-right-way-to-clean-your-macbooks-keyboard/

 

Best Tech Value Awards: Top Bargains of 2017

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-tech-value-awards,review-4777.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=PQRD9ekqwQ_4R35_6S4ek2K33kE8NOT8cbrkzUoywmpwWecGIrjXgGGgwsW3xgDO

 

2020 Census at risk of interference, GAO says

https://www.scmagazine.com/2020-census-at-risk-of-interference-gao-says/article/704744/

 

How to Make Your Android Phone Look Like a Windows Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-android-a-windows-phone/

 

How to Ditch Your Old Email Address For a Proper Apple ID Login

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-ditch-your-old-email-address-for-a-proper-apple-1820048434

 

PC Beats Lawyers in Legal Prediction Contest

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10217/pc-beats-lawyers-legal-prediction-contest

 

Organic Memristor Sets Records for Speed and Durability

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/258134-organic-memristor-sets-records-speed-durability

 

Ecobee4

https://www.pcmag.com/review/357062/ecobee

 

How to Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/289594/how-to-install-macos-sierra-in-virtualbox-on-windows-10/

 

Hundreds of free music tracks for your projects

https://www.komando.com/downloads/422890/hundreds-of-free-music-tracks-for-your-projects

 

Amazon just launched its Countdown to Black Friday event with 10 killer deals

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-just-launched-countdown-black-friday-event-10-122731813.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

The Easiest Way to Run Windows Programs on Mac

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-windows-programs-mac/

 

How Wireless Intruders Can Bypass NAC Controls

A researcher at this month's SecTor conference will demonstrate the dangers of not employing EAP-TLS wireless security.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-wireless-intruders-can-bypass-nac-controls/d/d-id/1330289?

 

Koss' all-new $30 KPH30i headphone is a winner

The Audiophiliac checks out the Koss KPH30i on-ear headphones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/koss-all-new-30-kph30i-headphone-is-a-winner/

 

iPhone X Review: Yes, It's Worth It

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x,review-4800.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=6T61-WoLmD8zBVT40XlXiaqkC_lgk8D3Jph8-O10WrqFRj8Aojc9rmrdJbwUMmRo

 

Silence trojan targets Russian financial intuitions. mimics Carbanak gang

https://www.scmagazine.com/silence-banking-trojan-copies-carbanak-methods/article/704745/

 

How to Set Up a USB Modem in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-usb-modem-linux/

 

Everything We Learned About Russian Election Interference From Facebook, Twitter, and Google

https://gizmodo.com/everything-we-learned-about-russian-election-interferen-1820043248

 

All websites running WordPress urged to update NOW

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/11/01/wordpress-update-now/#new_tab

 

Microsoft Employee Installs Chrome Mid-Demo After Edge Keeps Crashing

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258154-microsoft-employee-installs-chrome-mid-demo-edge-keeps-crashing

 

Do You Really Need to Pay for an Identity Theft Protection Service?

With all the data breaches and hacking going on these days, it's hard not to be paranoid. But can identity theft protection services really keep you safe?

https://www.pcmag.com/article/356967/do-you-really-need-to-pay-for-an-identity-theft-protection-s

 

How to Set Up Your Mac to Act as a Networked Time Machine Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/330288/how-to-set-up-your-mac-to-act-as-a-networked-time-machine-drive/

 

Slow PC or Mac? Speed it up with these tricks

https://www.komando.com/tips/426833/slow-pc-or-mac-speed-it-up-with-these-tricks

 

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge (gee, their finally starting to get caught up)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dashlane-universal-password-manager-comes-141601260.html

 

How to Safely Upgrade to Windows 10 and Downgrade Back to Windows 7 or 8.1 Again

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-windows-10-downgrade-windows-7-8/

 

Equifax Credit Assistance Site Served Spyware

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/equifax-credit-assistance-site-served-spyware

 

Windows 10 security: Here's how to shield your files from ransomware, says Microsoft

http://www.zdnet.com/video/windows-10-security-heres-how-to-shield-your-files-from-ransomware-says-microsoft/

 

iPhone X Review Roundup: What Critics Love and Hate

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-review-roundup,news-26054.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=LhxlpW7X6imEOH0d6W-hmjh4W6MwPhA_vVGKl66enaQ4N4iiKkimJ8tHym_d84_B

 

Cybersecurity artificial intelligence hype is real

While artificial intelligence sounds like it will be the superhero of our future, it’s still dependent on humans to determine the good from the bad. In essence, another detection-based solution that will always be challenged by the obfuscation techniques of rogue nation states and well-funded criminal organizations.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3234835/security/cybersecurity-artificial-intelligence-hype-is-real.html

 

How to Fix the Live Tiles Not Updating Issue In Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-live-tiles-not-updating-windows10/

 

What’s Up With the Pixel Screens? The Facts and the BS

https://www.reviewgeek.com/351/whats-up-with-the-pixel-screens-the-facts-and-the-bs/

 

Windows 10 Redstone 4 (version 1803): All the new features and changes

Windows 10 Redstone 4 is due in 2018, but here are all the new features and improvements Microsoft has been working for the new version.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-redstone-4-version-1803-new-features/

 

How to Pin any File to the Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96525-pin-file-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

The Best External Hard Drives for Mac

Looking to add storage or for a smart way to back up your Mac? Here's what you need to know, along with our top-rated Apple-friendly drives.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/294184/the-best-external-hard-drives-for-mac

 

How to Limit Windows Update’s Download Bandwidth on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/330002/how-to-limit-windows-updates-download-bandwidth-on-windows-10/

 

How likely is it that Russia could hack an entire election?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/427092/how-likely-is-it-that-russia-could-hack-an-entire-election

 

Remember all the Note 7 fires? Well now the Galaxy Note 8 has a freezing problem

https://www.yahoo.com/news/remember-note-7-fires-well-now-galaxy-note-180745520.html

 

The MacBook Pro Touch Bar Sucks, So I Disabled It

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disable-macbook-pro-touch-bar/

 

Krebs Given ISSA’s ‘President’s Award’

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/krebs-given-issas-presidents-award/

 

Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update

A well-hidden feature in Windows 10 version 1709 prevents "unfriendly" apps (including most known strains of ransomware) from modifying files in protected folders. Here's how it works.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-turn-on-the-new-anti-ransomware-features-in-the-fall-creators-update/

 

iPhone X Face ID Slower Than Touch ID (But There's a Fix)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-face-id-speed-up,news-26060.html?evg_experience_id=VpoTj&evg_campaign_id=8aZJP&evg_block_id=r2cB1&evg_persisted_user_id=RyIQnmD_JXnrKo-13QXVaq2C-X61ElNHRvz2iuEc8ay5AJylQu1hgQTOTHj_lTiI

 

Conforming to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to remove the new certainty of the digital age

Understanding the core standards set out in the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3234924/security/conforming-to-nists-cybersecurity-framework-to-remove-the-new-certainty-of-the-digital-age.html

 

[Windows 10 Fix] Newly Installed Programs won’t Show in Start Menu Search

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-fix-newly-installed-programs-wont-show-in-start-menu-search/

 

How to Set Up and Configure RetroArch PS1 Emulation to Play PlayStation Games

https://www.maketecheasier.com/retroarch-ps1-emulation/

 

FBI: Student wrestler grappled grades after choking passwords from PCs using a key logger

22-year-old bloke charged after Fed probe

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/01/iowa_wrestling_student_charged_with_hacking_grades_stealing_exams/

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Extension Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Asus VivoBook S510

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356900/asus-vivobook-s510

 

How to Block Spam Calls and Texts in Android, Manually and Automatically

https://www.howtogeek.com/171012/how-to-block-a-phone-number-from-calling-your-android-phone/

 

This city covered lampposts with airbags to stop "smartphone zombies"

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/427088/this-city-covered-lampposts-with-airbags-to-stop-smartphone-zombies

 

Apple screwed up by launching 3 iPhones at once

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-screwed-launching-3-iphones-110832293.html

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Wed 1068 11/01/2017

(On Nov 4th, APCUG is having a Virtual Conference.  Some of the topics should be view by most members.  You have to pre-register and be logged in before the Conference begins.  Check out http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm )

 

(Of note on the News & Tips main page, http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm ,  we have two changes.  On the top left is APCUG info including Youtube Virtual Technology Conference Channel to be able to view past conference videos to see more.  The new ones mentioned above are delayed before you will see them on the channel, so any that interest you, register and view them live.

The other change is on the top left of the page to access Bob Gostischa's document of how to uninstall your current AV package and install AVAST.  Also are tips on what he believes are programs that are of value and good standing and other advice.  I don't agree with all that Bob has on his pages, but do agree that most of its good information.)

 

Apple addresses KRACK exploits in iOS and macOS updates

https://www.scmagazine.com/apple-update-macos-and-ios-updates/article/704701/

 

Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-snapchat-spectacles-failed-202310253.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_09

 

Apple iPhone X

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356151/apple-iphone-x

 

How to Choose a Filesystem for Your USB Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choose-filesystem-for-usb-drive/

 

Intel & AMD Processor Hierarchy

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html

 

The Complete Guide to Improving Your Online Security and Defending Your Privacy

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/improve-online-security-defend-privacy/

 

iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, Others Hacked in Pwn2Own

Researchers participating in the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition developed exploits for the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, and others.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/iphone-7-samsung-galaxy-s8-others-hacked-in-pwn2own/d/d-id/1330296?

 

This Is What Happens When You Ask Google to Get Spooky In a Smart Home

https://www.reviewgeek.com/254/this-is-what-happens-when-you-ask-google-to-get-spooky-in-a-smart-home/

 

Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The living-room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3144035/consumer-electronics/black-friday-deals-best-sales-on-tvs-speakers-and-streaming-video-devices.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-11-01

 

The Best Laptops You Can Buy for under $1000

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/the-best-laptops-you-can-buy-for-under-1000.html

 

Watching for Interactions

Interactions between software can cause unexpected side effects. If you're experiencing a problem, it's one more thing to look into.

https://askleo.com/watching-for-interactions/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1SJcEvT43dfbL

 

Razer Blade Stealth updated with quad-core eighth-gen processors

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/17/16490546/razer-blade-stealth-quad-core-intel-8th-generation-processor-external-gpu

 

Alert! Password stealing hack hitting Facebook users right now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/427156/alert-password-stealing-hack-hitting-facebook-users-right-

 

Amazon Echo (2017) review:

Amazon Echo: New look, new price, same Alexa smarts

https://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-echo-2017/review/

 

How Credit Card Skimmers Work, and How to Spot Them

https://www.howtogeek.com/193958/atm-skimmers-explained-how-to-protect-your-atm-card/

 

Feeling blue might lead to faster broadband

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feeling-blue-might-lead-faster-143611263.html

 

Facebook, Twitter Find Russian Activity to Churn Out Propaganda

Facebook, Google, and Twitter are set to testify before a congressional subcommittee on Russia's attempt to use social media to influence last year's election.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357084/facebook-twitter-find-russian-activity-to-churn-out-propaga

 

How to Force your iPhone to Use JPG & MP4 Instead of HEIF & HEVC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/iphone-use-jpg-instead-of-heif/

 

Dell UP2718Q Ultra HD HDR Professional Monitor Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dell-up2718q-hdr-pro-monitor,5231.html

 

Amazon’s All-New Echo: 10 Things You Need to Know

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-new-echo-things-need-know/

 

'Silence' Trojan Mimics Carbanak to Spy, Steal from Banks

Attackers break into financial organizations and stay there to record employees' activities, steal data, and use it to steal, similar to the Carbanak group.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/silence-trojan-mimics-carbanak-to-spy-steal-from-banks/d/d-id/1330301?

 

Let’s Face It, Phone Makers Are Just Bored

https://www.reviewgeek.com/91/lets-face-it-phone-makers-are-just-bored/

 

Amazon Echo (2nd generation) review: Better than the original, but not as important

Interested in voice-based home control? Buy an Echo Dot. Interested in multi-room audio? Buy a Sonos One.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3235604/speakers/amazon-echo-2nd-generation-review-better-than-the-original-but-not-as-important.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-11-01

 

Google’s quantum computing plans threatened by IBM curveball

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2151032-googles-quantum-computing-plans-threatened-by-ibm-curveball/

 

How Do I Back Up LastPass?

It's important to back up LastPass, because unexpected things happen. What you do with that backup, however, is critical.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-back-up-lastpass/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1SJcEvT43dfbL

 

Intel unveils new family of AI chips to take on Nvidia’s GPUs

Details are thin, but Intel says its new chips will boost deep learning training times

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/17/16488414/intel-ai-chips-nervana-neural-network-processor-nnp

 

Beware! New sneaky phishing scam is making the rounds

https://www.komando.com/tips/425849/beware-new-sneaky-phishing-scam-is-making-the-rounds

 

When is Black Friday 2017? It depends

Killer deals will be here before you know it. Here's when Black Friday starts -- and it's not necessarily the day after Thanksgiving.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/when-is-black-friday-2017/

 

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)

https://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/

 

Amazon's original Echo gets a much-needed upgrade

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-apos-original-echo-gets-203115879.html

 

Nvidia's AI Creates Artificial Human Faces from Celebrity Photos

Nvidia researchers used an AI algorithm known as a generative adversarial networks to create photo-realistic images.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357068/nvidias-ai-creates-artificial-human-faces-from-celebrity-ph

 

YouTube TV Explained and How It Compares with YouTube Red

https://www.maketecheasier.com/youtube-tv-explained/

 

Best Gaming Laptops

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-laptops,4828.html

 

Forgot Your iPhone Passcode? Here’s What You Can Do

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forgot-iphone-passcode/

 

Reaper: Calm Before the IoT Security Storm?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/reaper-calm-before-the-iot-security-storm/

 

Turn the Windows-key on or off quickly

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/24/turn-the-windows-key-on-or-off-quickly/

 

Feit IntelliBulb Battery Backup review: The light bulb that can’t go out

With a built-in battery, it’s a perfect bulb for always-on applications.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3235329/lighting/feit-intellibulb-battery-backup-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-11-01

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Android 3.1.0.11

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile guards your identity and personal data on-the-go. So you and your Android smartphone or tablet are safe from malware and unauthorized surveillance. Wherever you are. Whenever you go.

https://www.techspot.com/downloads/6257-malwarebytes-anti-malware-for-android.html

 

How Do I Change My Browser Home Page Back to What I Want?

Sometimes installers change your browser home page "for you". Other times, home page content changes. I'll show you how to set your home page to what you want.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_browser_home_page_back_to_what_i_want/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K1SJcEvT43dfbL

 

Dropbox offers a new plan that lets you sync and share work from one spot

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16489640/dropbox-professional-smart-sync-showcase-for-individuals

 

How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-move-users-folder-location-windows-10-a.html

 

iOS 11 hidden features

There's a lot more to iOS 11 than meets the eye. Here are 22 exciting features you might miss after updating your iPhone to iOS 11. 

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/ios-11-hidden-features/

 

How to Use Windows 10’s “Continue on PC” Feature With an iPhone or Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/330526/how-to-use-windows-10s-continue-on-pc-feature-with-an-iphone-or-android-phone/

 

Adobe's Scribbler AI automatically colorizes any portrait

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/adobe-apos-scribbler-ai-automatically-184500830.html

 

AI Enhances Smartphone Photos to DSLR Quality

The researchers trained an artificial neural network to study the differences between smartphones and DSLR-captured photos and automatically enhances them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357072/ai-enhances-smartphone-photos-to-dslr-quality

 

Other than as an Actual Phone, What Do You Normally Use Your Smartphone For?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-do-you-use-smartphone-for/

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Review: A New Value King

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-predator-helios-300-gaming-laptop,5224.html

 

Feeling Uninspired? 10 Office Tweaks to Renew Your Productivity

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/renew-productivity-tweaks/

 

Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/10/fear-the-reaper-or-reaper-madness/

 

How Apps Use Your Photos to Track Your Location

https://lifehacker.com/how-apps-use-your-photos-to-track-your-location-1819802266

 

Awair Glow review: This air monitor smartens your "dumb" appliances

The Glow activates conventional fans, air conditioners, and other appliances in response to changes in your home's air quality.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3234789/sensors/awair-glow-review-this-air-monitor-smartens-your-dumb-appliances.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2017-11-01

 

Excel, Access, external DB driver errors linked to this month’s patches

If you’re seeing new “Unexpected error from external database driver” error messages, chances are good you recently installed KB 4041681 (Win7), KB4041676 (Win10 1703), or any of this month's Windows security patches.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3233260/microsoft-windows/excel-access-external-db-driver-errors-linked-to-this-month-s-patches.html

 

Apple Fires Engineer Over Daughter’s Viral iPhone X Video

https://www.geek.com/tech/apple-fires-engineer-over-daughters-viral-iphone-x-video-1721093/

 

The redesigned Google Calendar for web is infinitely prettier

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16488438/google-calendar-web-redesign-update

 

How to Change Windows Defender Controlled Folder Access Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87858-change-windows-defender-controlled-folder-access-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Everything you need to know about YouTube Red

YouTube's subscription service, Red, has been out for a while now. Here's why you might want to sign up.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/youtube-red-details/

 

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on an Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/234608/how-to-enable-wi-fi-calling-on-an-android-phone/

 

Even the world’s top Apple blogger is losing it over a new MacBook Pro problem

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/even-world-top-apple-blogger-losing-over-macbook-142222407.html

 

Store 4TB of Files For $100, No Power Cord Required

https://deals.kinja.com/store-4tb-of-files-for-100-no-power-cord-required-1819976173

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Re. FYI#1062 (Thurs 10/26/2017):

A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

I long ago decided to stay on the Ubuntu LTS Track, so I'm sticking with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS until next spring. BTW, the author was trying to get this distro to work with a NVidia discreet graphics card -- not a good practice! No wonder he had install and first boot issues. Sometimes a Linux upgrade also requires setting up wireless and Bluetooth all over again.

 

Remove old Windows files after Fall Creators Update installation

While this is supposed to happen automatically after ten to thirty days, I found 4.4 GB of files on my tablet after a month and a half (this was for the Spring 2017 Creators Update, version 1703). I used Disk Cleanup's System Files cleanup to get rid of these and a bunch of Windows Update files. With limited storage on the tablet, this needed to be done. I don't worry so much about my NUC, as it has a big SSD.

 

With VR Technology Going Mainstream, Will You Be Using VR?

Unlikely, anytime soon. I have better ways to waste cash and time. Like broadcast TV and recordings.

 

How to delay the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

I'm not being offered this feature update yet, but I will be using wushowhide to hide it for a few months if it shows up in MS Updates.

 

Powerful Lobby Group Wants to Keep AI Unregulated

Good.

 

FBI failed to break into nearly 7000 mobiles due to encryption

Good.

 

Re. FYI#1063  (Fri 10/27/2017):

Analyst on AT&T: ‘The Wheels Are Falling Off of Satellite TV’

This was Breaking News -- five or six years ago!

 

Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware

And for Internet Explorer and Edge browsers, it is NOT patched as of Nov. 1, 2017.

 

Will solid-state batteries power us all?

These are safer than the LiIon batteries used in today's electric and hybrid cars. In homes and other larger applications they make less of a difference, though someday this may be the next step in battery evolution.

 

Samsung announces Connect Tag tracker that uses cellular IoT tech to help you find people and things

I wonder how long it will be before this and other IoT locator apps gets hijacked by hackers and sold to stalkers? BTW, I just got onto my phone my sister's app to open her garage door from outside. Let's hope this remains secure.

 

Re. FYI#1064  (Sat 10/28/2017):

O&O ShutUp10 update arrives in time for the Fall Creators Update

I got this update, but not the Feature Update -- my devices aren't ready for it anyway.

 

Microsoft hits back at Google’s approach to security patches

This is a legitimate issue. I noticed Flash Player for Chrome being made available (updated) sooner in Chrome Beta for Linux than in Chrome Stable for Windows. In fact, this month I downloaded Beta for my NUC, and would have done so for my tablet had I been using it away from home. Other Chrome patches have been about the same, marching in the cadence which leaves the Stable Channel vulnerable two weeks longer than the Beta Channel. Dev Channel is too unstable for most everyday users. 

 

In the battle of SSD vs. HDD storage, the winner is clear

For most of us, it's still too soon to be considering SSDs for external storage. Price per gigabyte is still the biggest drawback, but reliability is still spotty. They still slow over time.

 

Re. FYI#1065 (Sun 10/29/2017):

How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

I don't need the new features -- I need the old security patches.

 

My “The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide” book is out

Who needs a book when you have tools like O&O Shut Up 10 to do the whole thing for you?

 

Apple fires employee after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

TiVo sent me an invite to a beta testing program. They have an NDA of their own. This is not an unusual provision if you want to try out pre-release hardware or software. BTW, TiVo Lifetime Subscriptions have doubled in price since their interface change, now post-release. (The same one I was invited to try out pre-release.)

 

Google Drive Is (Almost) Dead. What Can You Do About It?

Google Drive is not dying. It is changing its name and getting a few feature adjustments. Nothing to panic about.

 

How to Make the Echo Dot Battery Powered (and Put It Anywhere You Want)

Well, if you like to have Echo Dot always listening and taking up battery power all the time, I guess that's an option. There's a reason battery powered Things turn themselves off or enter Standby after a while.

 

AT&T's Cable Business Continues to Be Savaged by Cord cutting

What has killed AT&T is that their customer service is really, really bad. And then they had a major failure to roll out more bandwidth, resulting in cutting back on the services they were able to offer over the wires. Which led to the insane deal to shove wireline customers over to DirectTV, costing them more customers. (I moved out of their service area, but I was about to switch even in the Chicago market.) Streaming DirectTV would have been nice -- if they had the bandwidth to carry their own streaming services -- which they do not have (due to the failed rollout of higher bandwidth infrastructure). So that's what really happened to them.

 

How to Make Windows Better? Make It Chocolatey!

Look, if you want Linux, for gosh sakes just install Linux!

 

Get Windows and Office patched – but watch out for creepy-crawlies

This may be my fault for over-zealous use of Windows Disk Cleanup, but both my newly upgraded Windows 10 1703 devices had issues with Windows Updates in October. This could be a result of the large size of the Cumulative Update (almost 1GB all by itself) or some other issue within the updates mechanisms. I'm still tracking down the causes and future risks of leaving those systems as they are -- fully patched, but with Windows Update possibly unstable. 

 

Intel Core i5-8400 Review: Six Cores On A Budget

Not bad! I want one of those at the heart of my next kit-built PC.

 

The best phones under $250

If I were replacing my Moto G4 phone, I'd probably go with the G5 series, or wait until the G6 with Android 8 (Oreo) comes down in price.

 

10 Free Linux Productivity Apps You Haven’t Heard Of

Nothing in this article fits how I use Ubuntu Linux. I guess I'll just have to keep using software everybody has heard of.

 

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

After a particularly nasty Store Updates failure recently, I had to do this on my tablet. I succeeded, but I used CCleaner to remove the Store App itself first.

 

Create Windows recovery media with AOMEI Windows PE Builder

I've been looking into this product line. It could replace Macrium Reflect and MiniTool in one rescue environment. With USB Flash Drives gaining reliability and capacity, the Aomei WinPE environment is beginning to make more and more sense for these purposes. Aomei certainly makes it easier to build and modify the WinPE environment.

 

How to enable color filters in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Like many people with autistic disorders, I have reading issues which are color related. This feature, plus the Night Light feature in Windows 10, can make a lot of difference in how fatigued I get when using screens for long periods. People who are developing cataracts also get sensitive to some color ranges, which this feature might also help.

 

ET Deals: Dell Latitude 3379 13.3-Inch Two-in-One Laptop for $349

Even at $479.00, this model offered a lot of value for the money. But be aware that its warranty has only a few months left on it. After that, there may be no further driver updates to deal with new MS Windows 10 builds.

 

Re. FYI#1066 (Mon 10/30/2017):

This entire FYI posting looks exactly the same as FYI# 1063. Was there an accidental duplication?

 

Re. FYI#1067 (Tues 10/31/2017):

CCleaner 5.36 Emergency Updater

Well, here's one feature I will be very quick to disable any way I can. I do  not permit software to update without my intervention. Period. And having to check off Session Data in the browsers and some other new check boxes was also a pain in the neck.

 

Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

It appears that while users will notice a change or two here and there, the overall look and feel of the modified GNOME interface will remain very close to the Unity Interface. But under the hood, it should be more stable.

 

Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued for Allegedly Engaging in Massive Fraud [Updated]

Newegg used to be the go-to place on the Web for PC parts. But they have slipped badly since they were taken over by a Chinese company. I use B&H Photo now. But remember, they are New York City based, and I'm just up the road in Boston now. From Chicago they were OK to deal with, but not the fastest shippers.

 

From My Own Reading:

Would you trust this?

 

For a dollar, an AI will examine your medical scan

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/27/for-a-dollar-an-ai-will-examine-your-medical-scan/

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Wed Nov 1, 2017 5:16 pm (PDT)

Thinking about buying an iPhone X? Think real hard--and be sure to read the fine print on repair costs.

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(On Nov 4th, APCUG is having a Virtual Conference.  Some of the topics should be view by most members.  You have to pre-register and be logged in before the Conference begins.  Check out http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm )

 

(Of note on the News & Tips main page, http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm ,  we have two changes.  On the top left is APCUG info including Youtube Virtual Technology Conference Channel to be able to view past conference videos to see more.  The new ones mentioned above are delayed before you will see them on the channel, so any that interest you, register and view them live.

The other change is on the top right of the page to access Bob Gostischa's document of how to uninstall your current AV package and install AVAST.  Also are tips on what he believes are programs that are of value and good standing and other advice.  I don't agree with all that Bob has on his pages, but do agree that most of its good information.)

 

The Post-Equifax Marketing Push: Identity Protection Services

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/your-money/identity-protection-equifax.html?emc=edit_th_20171030&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=49680637

 

Best Buy Charges Extra $100 for iPhone X, Claims This Benefits Customers

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/258037-best-buy-charges-extra-100-iphone-x-claims-benefits-customers

 

Google and Microsoft troll each other over software vulnerabilities

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-microsoft-troll-other-over-164500758.html

 

Add blocked programs to Controlled Folder Access’ whitelist

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/25/add-blocked-programs-to-controlled-folder-access-whitelist/

 

Here’s a closer look at Apple’s secret self-driving car

That’s one top-heavy SUV

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16496182/apple-self-driving-car-project-titan-sensor-lidar

 

Consumers Want Car Tech to Protect, but Not Drive

Surveys say that vehicle buyers willing to pay extra for technology that prevents accidents but don't want machines to fully take control.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357048/consumers-want-car-tech-to-protect-but-not-dri

 

Simple Benchmarks to Run on Your Computer to Check If It's Working Well

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/simple-benchmarks-to-run-on-your-computer-to-check-if-i-1819706718

 

How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10

Here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-with-windows-10-upgrading-installing-and-activating-in-the-real-world/

 

12 Great Smartphone Photo-Editing Apps You Might Not Know

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smartphone-photo-editing-apps/

 

Microsoft’s Andromeda: A Folio of the Future

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/142653/microsofts-andromeda-folio-future?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--__WEh0liOZeYBV2i3sLYOog561IeVGDqYU39M50beecuDrm53nRWqcgckmx29JzM_ns0dAz9egPYmImedeXmqy7Gjtw&_hsmi=57947861

 

How to sell your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

There's an extra step you need to know about.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-sell-your-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar/

 

The Complete Guide to Improving Android Battery Life

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/25319/complete-guide-to-maximizing-your-android-phones-battery-life/

 

5 of the Best Alternative Facebook Apps for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-facebook-apps-android/

 

Intel and Amazon partner on voice recognition tech

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-amazon-partner-voice-recognition-200100778.html

 

CCleaner 5.36 Emergency Updater

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/25/ccleaner-5-36-emergency-updater/

 

DeepMind’s Go-playing AI doesn’t need human help to beat us anymore

The company’s latest AlphaGo AI learned superhuman skills by playing itself over and over

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16495548/deepmind-ai-go-alphago-zero-self-taught

 

BadRabbit Ransomware Avoids Russian Antivirus Vendor Dr. Web

BadRabbit will skip the encryption process when detecting the antivirus software from Russian security firm Dr. Web and profiles users before deciding to infect.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357056/badrabbit-ransomware-decided-to-avoid-one-antivirus-vendor

 

Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued for Allegedly Engaging in Massive Fraud [Updated]

https://gizmodo.com/computer-parts-site-newegg-is-being-sued-for-allegedly-1819766078

 

Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop.

http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/ubuntu-linux-will-never-be-the-same-after-version-17-10/

 

Best Soundbars for Audiophiles on a Budget

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-soundbars-audiophiles-budget/

 

Here’s What the Reviewers are Saying About iPhone X Facial Recognition

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/142861/heres-reviewers-saying-iphone-x-facial-recognition?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--__WEh0liOZeYBV2i3sLYOog561IeVGDqYU39M50beecuDrm53nRWqcgckmx29JzM_ns0dAz9egPYmImedeXmqy7Gjtw&_hsmi=57947861

 

Here's how Amazon's new in-home delivery service works

The e-commerce company creates a new security camera and app to power the program.

https://www.cnet.com/videos/heres-how-amazons-new-in-home-delivery-service-works/

 

How to Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10 (The Easy Way)

https://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/

 

25 Cool Firefox About:Config Tricks You Need to Learn

https://www.maketecheasier.com/28-coolest-firefox-aboutconfig-tricks/

 

How to disable app suggestions in the Start menu on Windows 10

If app suggestions in the Start menu are getting annoying, use these steps to remove them.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-app-suggestions-start-menu-windows-10/

 

Google Play lets you test drive Android apps before installing them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-play-lets-test-drive-005100255.html

 

Block reopening of Programs on Windows 10 start

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/25/block-reopening-of-programs-on-windows-10-start/

 

ADOBE’S NEW VERSION OF LIGHTROOM LETS YOU RESUME EDITING ANYWHERE

Say hello to Lightroom CC

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16494080/lightroom-cc-adobe-update-release-price-photography

 

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming Work

Google Glass fizzled among consumers, but on factory floors, augmented reality smart glasses can make a huge difference in speed and efficiency.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/356680/how-augmented-reality-is-transforming-work

 

Turn On or Off Use sign-in info to auto finish setting up device after update or restart in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49963-use-sign-info-auto-finish-after-update-restart-windows-10-a.html

 

Facebook to Reveal Details of Advertisers, Ads Used on Site

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10214/facebook-reveal-details-advertisers-ads-used-site

 

The Newest Smart Light Bulbs You Need to See

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/newest-smart-light-bulbs-need-see/

 

Microsoft patch problems persist: bad release sequences, CRM blocks and more

Blue screens, bungled releases, stealthy .NET upgrades, CRM blocks and complex manual fixes. October is shaping up to be one heck of a patch-encumbered month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3232095/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-problems-persist-bad-release-sequences-crm-blocks-and-more.html

 

iPhone 8 off to bumpy start with iPhone X in the wings

The big four US carriers report results that hint at weaker sales for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But the iPhone X could help compensate.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-iphone-8-iphone-8-plus-off-to-a-bumpy-start-verizon-att-t-mobile-sprint-iphone-x/

 

How to Block Cookies (Except for Sites You Use) in Any Browser

https://www.howtogeek.com/63721/how-to-block-all-cookies-except-for-sites-you-use/

 

macOS Boot Option Cheatsheet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/macos-boot-option-cheatsheet/

 

Top Apple insider shares new details about next year’s iPhone X successors

https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-apple-insider-shares-details-next-iphone-x-152312331.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_07

 

Configure Windows Defender Exploit protection in Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/25/configure-windows-defender-exploit-guard-in-windows-10/

 

HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/18/16490876/hp-zbook-x2-workstation-detachable-pc-announced-omg

 

Zuckerberg Promises Transparency on Facebook Political Ads

Facebook follows Twitter in trying to inject more transparency with its political ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/357049/zuckerberg-promises-transparency-on-facebook-political-ads

 

How Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6015-add-remove-folders-pc-windows-10-a.html

 

Heathrow security plans ‘found on USB stick left in the street’

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2017/10/30/heathrow-security-plans-found-on-usb-stick-left-in-the-street/#new_tab

 

How to Save Command Line Output to File on Windows, Mac, and Linux

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-command-line-output-file-windows-mac-linux/

 

Early reports of myriad Microsoft Patch Tuesday problems

It's been less than a day since the Patch Tuesday patches rolled out, and we're already seeing lots of complaints – and a few unexpected explanations.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3232624/microsoft-windows/early-reports-of-myriad-microsoft-patch-tuesday-problems.html

 

SNES Classic review:

Nostalgia this perfect is a rare thing

https://www.cnet.com/products/nintendo-super-nes-classic-edition/review/

 

Worried About Breaking Your New iPhone? Get AppleCare, Not Carrier-Provided Insurance

https://www.reviewgeek.com/503/worried-about-breaking-your-new-iphone-get-applecare-not-carrier-provided-insurance/

 

How to Effectively Search for Files and Folders in Google Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/search-files-google-drive/

 

Russian-backed content may have reached 126 million on Facebook

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russian-backed-content-may-reached-230353723.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_07

 

Top 5 Linux pain points in 2017

Poor documentation heads the list of Linux user woes to date. Here a few other common problem areas.

https://opensource.com/article/17/10/top-5-linux-painpoints?sc_cid=701f2000000tiAKAAY

 

HomeHack: How Hackers Could Have Taken Control of LG’s IoT Home Appliances

https://blog.checkpoint.com/2017/10/26/homehack-how-hackers-could-have-taken-control-of-lgs-iot-home-appliances/

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iPhone 8 tips: How to force restart, enter recovery, and DFU mode

If you try to force a restart on your iPhone 8 the old way, you'll get a nasty surprise!

http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-8-tips-how-to-force-restart-enter-recovery-and-dfu-mode/

 

Equifax may have been hacked again (update: not a breach)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/equifax-may-hacked-again-132100739.html

 

Wi-fi security flaw Krack explained

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/wi-fi-security-flaw-krack-125726213.html

 

4 crazy Chromebook myths, debunked

Realize it or not, you've probably heard plenty of hokum about Google's Chrome OS platform. Time to separate fact from fiction.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2474456/chrome-os/chromebook-myths.html

 

Amazon has unlocked iPhone 7 and 7 Plus refurbs at great prices right now

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-unlocked-iphone-7-7-plus-refurbs-great-190844981.html

 

Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017): A $150 tablet that's actually good

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-fire-hd-10-2017-184100826.html

 

5 Google Drive Hacks That Will Transform the Way You Work

For millions of businesses, G-Drive is an essential collaboration tool. Here's how to make it work even harder for you.

https://www.inc.com/amanda-pressner-kreuser/5-google-drive-hacks-that-will-transform-way-you-work.html

 

Tim Cook's iPhone X won't stay in his pocket (AAPL)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tim-cook-apos-iphone-x-150730708.html

 

9 States Will Require Passports for Domestic Flights Within the U.S.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/154a00e9-3c2d-3cef-97db-4613b15d5044/ss_9-states-will-require.html

 

You can now download the Google Pixel 2 launcher on any phone

https://www.androidcentral.com/you-can-now-download-google-pixel-2-launcher-any-phone

 

Citing 'a few' malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/citing-apos-few-apos-malfunctions-004821713.html

 

Outlook for desktops will behave a lot like the mobile app

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/outlook-desktops-behave-lot-mobile-200600177.html

 

Why I pre-ordered the Pixelbook

Chromebooks are great for low price devices, but this is why I'm choosing a Pixelbook as my next laptop.

https://www.androidcentral.com/why-i-pre-ordered-pixelbook

 

Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/target-expands-partnership-google-voice-140056063.html

 

SanDisk’s new accessory will save you $150 on an iPhone X, and it’s discounted on Amazon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sandisk-accessory-save-150-iphone-x-discounted-amazon-161341418.html

 

Google's $20 USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter is now $9

https://www.androidcentral.com/googles-20-usb-c-35mm-headphone-jack-adapter-now-9

 

If You Think the Equifax Data Breach Is Scary, Check Out This Statistic

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/think-equifax-data-breach-scary-112100914.html

 

The first iPhone X units have shipped from China, but things aren’t looking good

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-iphone-x-units-shipped-china-things-aren-152342438.html

 

Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up on A.I. -- without Google

  - The new Gluon code will make it easier for developers to use open-source artificial intelligence frameworks, including those that Amazon and Microsoft support.

  - Google, which open-sourced the popular TensorFlow AI framework, is not involved at this point.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/12/amazon-and-microsoft-are-teaming-up-on-a-i-without-google.html

 

Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/steve-wozniak-announces-tech-education-150142233.html

 

Uh oh: It looks like the iPhone X’s sky-high price is actually scaring away Apple fans

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uh-oh-looks-iphone-x-sky-high-price-154832762.html

 

Google Has Made a Mess of Robotics

 Its scattered, ambiguous, frequently abandoned objectives for its string of big acquisitions have hurt the whole field.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-12/google-has-made-a-mess-of-robotics

 

iPhone 8’s swelling battery problem appears in the US for the first time

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-8-swelling-battery-problem-appears-us-first-140831775.html

 

We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heart-says-data-breach-affected-134910665.html

 

Analyst on AT&T: ‘The Wheels Are Falling Off of Satellite TV’

http://www.barrons.com/articles/analyst-on-at-t-the-wheels-are-falling-off-of-satellite-tv-1507828055?mod=yahoobarrons&ru=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Chinese startup's '8K' VR headset is surprisingly advanced

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinese-startup-apos-apos-8k-213200425.html

 

It's just gotten a lot easier to reprint keys from photographs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-just-gotten-lot-easier-154244163.html

 

Apple explored buying a medical-clinic start-up as part of a bigger push into health care

  - Apple's health team was until recently deep in talks to buy Crossover Health, the venture-backed start-up that runs its on-site medical clinic.

  - It's not clear if Apple wanted to own and operate a network of health clinics, like its retail stores, or simply partner to sell products with a health-related angle, like the Apple Watch

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/apple-considered-acquisition-of-crossover-health-part-of-health-push.html

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-apos-windows-10-breaches-111655188.html

 

Astro's Luna Display will turn your iPad's front camera into a clever button

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/astro-apos-luna-display-turn-152540509.html

 

Google adds some basic antivirus features to Chrome for Windows

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/16/16482802/google-chrome-windows-extensions-default-reset-anti-virus

 

Legal battle escalates between Qualcomm and Apple

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/legal-battle-escalates-between-qualcomm-204600563.html

 

Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/latest-adobe-flash-vulnerability-allowed-191600731.html

 

The Pi-Top turns a Raspberry Pi into a laptop to help teach coding

Do you want to build a laptop?

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/circuitbreaker/2017/10/16/16481566/pi-top-raspberry-coding-diy-modular-laptop

 

WD is developing 40TB hard drives powered by microwaves

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wd-developing-40tb-hard-drives-123000721.html

 

It’s official: iPhone X is the first new iPhone I’ve been excited about since 2014

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/official-iphone-x-first-iphone-ve-excited-since-140824165.html

 

Will solid-state batteries power us all?

Electric cars powered by solid-state batteries could be on the road by 2020—but existing batteries are improving all the time

https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/10/economist-explains-6

 

Sprint's Safe and Found combines parental controls with location info

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sprint-apos-safe-found-combines-194500977.html

 

U.S. buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8 - research

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-iphone-7-outselling-iphone-8-analyst-135021960--finance.html

 

Samsung announces Connect Tag tracker that uses cellular IoT tech to help you find people and things

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/16/samsung-announces-connect-tag-tracker-that-uses-narrowband-iot/

 

pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pi-top-outs-laptop-budding-142400299.html

 

Apple Pay Cash Will Boost Apple Inc. Stock … With Time

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-pay-cash-boost-apple-135835767.html

 

iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 Are Both Fragile, But One Is Much Easier to Break

Apple and Samsung have sacrificed durability for innovation, according to a new study.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14317470/1/iphone-8-galaxy-note-8-breakability.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Why the Russia ad scandal could actually be a win for Facebook

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebooks-recent-russia-scandal-appeal-marketers-201149086.html

 

Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-revamps-security-checkup-feature-200050648.html

 

HOW TO GET WINDOWS 10 FALL CREATORS UPDATE

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-get-windows-10-fall-creators-update/amp

 

4 ways you can get hacked through your smartphone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-ways-can-get-hacked-smartphone-191055310.html

 

Android's 'instant' apps are now leaner and faster

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/android-apos-apos-instant-apos-180100066.html

 

How to check if someone has read your email

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/15/how-to-check-if-someone-has-read-your-email.html

 

2nd-gen August Smart Lock gets a deep discount now that the new models are here

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2nd-gen-august-smart-lock-gets-deep-discount-204746460.html

 

How to Use Portrait Mode on an iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/portrait-mode-iphone-7-plus-201527522.html

 

Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests

NSS Labs says Windows 10's default browser is better at blocking phishing and socially-engineered malware attacks than Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3233287/web-browsers/microsofts-anti-malware-sniffing-service-powers-edge-to-top-spot-in-browser-blocking-tests.html

 

Huawei Mate 10 hands-on: Faster, more helpful AI

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/huawei-mate-10-hands-faster-130000643.html

 

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mobile-phone-companies-appear-providing-200442024.html

 

Microsoft's New Android Invasion Has Started

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/10/15/microsoft-android-launcher-edge-browser-new-app/#282994136e33

 

Warning for millions of Americans using online dating apps

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/warning-millions-americans-using-online-225609421.html

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(On Nov 4th, APCUG is having a Virtual Conference.  Some of the topics should be view by most members.  You have to pre-register and be logged in before the Conference begins.  Check out http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm )

 

(Of note on the News & Tips main page, http://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/NTIndex.htm ,  we have two changes.  On the top left is APCUG info including Youtube Virtual Technology Conference Channel to be able to view past conference videos to see more.  The new ones mentioned above are delayed before you will see them on the channel, so any that interest you, register and view them live.

The other change is on the top right of the page to access Bob Gostischa's document of how to uninstall your current AV package and install AVAST.  Also are tips on what he believes are programs that are of value and good standing and other advice.  I don't agree with all that Bob has on his pages, but do agree that most of its good information.)

 

How to get Oreo-like features on any Android phone

Don't have an Android device? With the right set of apps, you can get Oreo-like features on just about any device with this step-by-step advice

https://www.infoworld.com/video/81936/how-to-get-oreo-like-features-on-any-android-phone

 

How Trump's FCC chair could limit your media choices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trumps-fcc-chair-limit-entertainment-choices-205956562.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_09

 

5 Sharing Economy Apps to Help You Cut Costs and Save Time

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sharing-economy-apps/

 

Why Is My Phone Calling Itself?

https://www.howtogeek.com/267444/why-is-my-phone-calling-itself/

 

New Mirai-Like Malware Targets IoT Devices

The new IoT malware, called Reaper or IoTroop, could be used to launch massive DDoS attacks, according to security firm Check Point.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/356926/new-mirai-like-malware-targets-iot-devices

 

How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/19/16502492/youtube-background-play-telegram-chrome-android-ios

 

Apple Reportedly Made Face ID Less Accurate to Speed Up iPhone X Production [Updated]

https://gizmodo.com/apple-reportedly-made-iphone-x-face-recognition-less-ac-1819835737

 

THE NEW MACBOOK KEYBOARD IS RUINING MY LIFE

https://theoutline.com/post/2402/the-new-macbook-keyboard-is-ruining-my-life

 

My “The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide” book is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/17/my-the-complete-windows-10-privacy-guide-book-is-out/

 

How to Fix: 'Avast cannot be installed (directory not empty)' Error

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10213/how-fix-avast-cannot-be-installed-directory-not-empty-error

 

How to connect Windows Mixed Reality Motion Controllers

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-windows-mixed-reality-motion-controllers

 

Acer Swift 1 review:

A cheap, thin laptop that looks good and lasts all day

https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-swift-1-sf113-31-p5ck/review/

 

Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/257880-windows-10-adds-anti-ransomware-feature-fall-update?i10c.encReferrer=

 

AMD Launches Ryzen Mobile Processors

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-apu-ryzen-mobile-vega,35771.html

 

Apple fires employee after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-fires-employee-daughter-apos-221600739.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_09

 

Google Drive Is (Almost) Dead. What Can You Do About It?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-backup-and-sync/

 

How to Make the Echo Dot Battery Powered (and Put It Anywhere You Want)

https://www.howtogeek.com/266905/how-to-make-the-echo-dot-battery-powered-and-put-it-anywhere-you-want/

 

The Best 2-in-1 Convertible and Hybrid Laptops of 2017

Can't decide between a laptop and a tablet? Get both with a 2-in-1. Our shopping advice and product recommendations will help you find the convertible or detachable that is right for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/346226/the-best-2-in-1-convertible-and-hybrid-laptops

 

It’s surprisingly easy for anyone to buy ads that track location and app usage, study says

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16497658/online-ads-targeting-location-app-usage-privacy

 

AT&T's Cable Business Continues to Be Savaged by Cordcutting

https://gizmodo.com/at-ts-cable-business-continues-to-be-savaged-by-cord-cu-1819823778

 

How to Make Windows Better? Make It Chocolatey!

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/how-make-windows-better-make-it-chocolatey

 

My personal take on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/17/highs-and-lows-of-the-windows-10-fall-creators-update/

 

Amazon Couriers Could Open Your Front Door for Delivery

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10212/amazon-couriers-could-open-your-front-door-delivery

 

Mixer now lets you hide and pop out individual co-streamers

https://www.windowscentral.com/mixer-now-lets-you-hide-and-pop-out-individual-co-streamers

 

Verizon brings back full-quality video streaming for $10 more

If you want your mobile video to stream in 4K on Verizon, you'll need to pay extra. And have the right phone.

https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-brings-back-full-quality-video-streaming-for-10-more/

 

Apple Denies Lowering Face ID Camera Quality to Boost iPhone X Production

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/257918-apple-denies-lowering-face-id-quality-boost-iphone-x-production?i10c.encReferrer=

 

PCI-SIG Releases PCIe 4.0 Specs

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/pci-sig-releases-pcie-4-specs,35767.html

 

Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fake-iphone-x-fake-notch-173600681.html

 

5 Common PayPal Scams and How to Avoid Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/common-paypal-scams/

 

How to Use Android Nougat’s Split-Screen Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/265552/how-to-use-android-nougats-split-screen-mode/

 

The Best Scanners of 2017

Whether you need to scan stacks of family photos, scores of documents or business cards, or even just the occasional single sheet, there's a scanner designed for the task. Here are our best scanner shopping tips, along with our top-rated reviews.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373832,00.asp

 

This clever hack turns the iPad’s camera into a button

Appearing on Astro’s wireless display app Luna

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/18/16497466/ipad-camera-button-astro-hq-luna

 

Get Windows and Office patched – but watch out for creepy-crawlies

Patch Tuesday brought horrors for some admins, but those problems are gone and others have abated somewhat. Still, be careful when updating this month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235289/microsoft-windows/get-windows-and-office-patched-but-watch-out-for-creepy-crawlies.html

 

How to Change Automatic Maintenance Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3090-change-automatic-maintenance-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Google rolls out new security features in Chrome for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/16/google-rolls-out-new-security-features-in-chrome-on-windows/

 

Hey Microsoft! Please Allow Users to Select and Remove Multiple Tiles at Once in Windows 10 Start Menu

https://www.askvg.com/select-and-remove-multiple-tiles-at-once-in-windows-10-start-menu/

 

Microsoft launches Visio Online into general availability

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-launches-visio-online-general-availability

 

Friday Smart Lock review:

A retrofit smart lock with serious style

https://www.cnet.com/products/friday-smart-lock/review/

 

AMD’s New Ryzen Mobile APUs Promise Much Higher Performance, Better Battery Life

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/257948-amds-new-ryzen-mobile-apus-promise-much-higher-performance-better-battery-life?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Intel Core i5-8400 Review: Six Cores On A Budget

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-coffee-lake-core-i5-8400-cpu,5281.html

 

The best phones under $250

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-phones-under-250-150000173.html

 

10 Free Linux Productivity Apps You Haven’t Heard Of

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-linux-productivity-apps-you-havent-heard-of/

 

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/

 

The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2017

A personal emergency response system can give you peace of mind knowing help is only a button-press away. Here's everything you need to know to find the right one for yourself or an elderly family member.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/356981/the-best-medical-alert-systems

 

Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices

Google and Samsung team up as augmented reality partners to take on Apple

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/18/16499080/samsung-galaxy-google-ar-core-partnership-augmented-reality

 

Win10 Fall Creators Update’s rapid, rocky rollout

A week after version 1709 hit the waves, reports of success — and some screams of pain — accompany the latest, greatest, bestest version of Windows

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3234638/microsoft-windows/win10-fall-creators-updates-rapid-rocky-rollout.html

 

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

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

 

Create Windows recovery media with AOMEI Windows PE Builder

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/13/create-windows-recovery-media-with-aomei-windows-pe-builder/

 

Kiosks are Looking at You, Too {one day, if some have their way, everything we do will be recorded somewhere, perhaps even our thoughts every minute)

Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.

https://www.informationweek.com/big-data/ai-machine-learning/kiosks-are-looking-at-you-too-/d/d-id/1330207?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple

 

How to enable color filters in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 now supports color filters to help users see elements on the screen more clearly. In this guide, we show you the steps to set it up.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-color-filters-windows-10-fall-creators-update

 

More evidence emerges for Amazon's push into pharmacy industry

The e-commerce giant has obtained pharmaceutical distribution licenses in 12 US states.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-wholesale-pharmacy-licenses/

 

ET Deals: Dell Latitude 3379 13.3-Inch Two-in-One Laptop for $349

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/deals/258019-et-deals-dell-latitude-3379-13-3-inch-two-one-laptop-349?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Samsung 850 (Non-Pro/EVO) And 860 EVO Appear Online

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-850-ssd-860-evo,35675.html

 

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-makes-case-even-most-192723733.html

 

Sharp made a smaller version of the Essential Phone

A familiar bezel-less display, right down to the camera notch

https://www.techspot.com/news/71505-sharp-made-smaller-version-essential-phone.html

 

There’s No i in Keyboard 

https://512pixels.net/2017/10/theres-no-i-in-keyboard/

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