Hidden iOS 10.3 feature highlights apps that will soon become
iOS 10.3 could be the end of the line for a lot of old apps.
Here's how to find out if an app you rely on might stop working
Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus speed test: It’s not even close
Comcast jumps into wireless with Xfinity Mobile
Comcast has a $65 per month unlimited wireless plan for its
The Weekly Wrap: Time to prep for Windows 10 Creators Update
The new version of the OS arrives officially on April 11
Project Scorpio will use supersampling to deliver enhanced Xbox
graphics to 1080p TVs (Update: Confirmed)
Raspberry Pi project to regulate room temperature and sleep better
Why Doesn’t My External Drive Appear When Plugged In?
Recently when attempting to back up my new Windows 10 laptop, I
inserted one of my external USB drives and ... nothing. Here's
what I did.
Can I Install Office 2007?
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IoT malware starts showing destructive behavior
Researchers have observed attacks against IoT devices that wipe
data from infected systems
Microsoft zero-day attacks see hackers target Word users with new
Samsung's second-tier 'MU' 4K TVs are an alternative to QLED
And they're now available for purchase.
Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 arrives for Pixel and Nexus
Android Wear 2.0 is finally hitting the LG Watch and Watch Urbane,
while it's Nougat time for the Sprint Note 5 and S6 Edge+.
Why Microsoft needs to address Windows Mobile — and phones — at
10 tips for DIY IoT home automation
Can I Tell If Email I Sent Has Been Read by the Recipient?
While there are settings and services that claim to be able to
determine if an email has been opened, they are notoriously
unreliable and pointless.
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13 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden Features on Your Phone
McAfee: Trend indicates 2017 will be bumper year for new malware
Overall, the number of malware samples gathered in the wild has
Struggling with slow internet? These proven methods will boost
Over 8,000 Uber, Lyft drivers fail new Massachusetts background
Many had suspended licenses, DUIs or violent and sexual offenses.
Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can’t have it
Samsung will reportedly begin selling a 128GB model with 6GB of
RAM, but it will only be available in China and Korea.
What you need to know about the new Windows Defender Security
Center in the Creators Updateb
The Creators Update introduces the Windows Defender Security
Center, which makes it easier to take control of your security
settings. Here's everything you need to know about the tool.
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destination. When you receive one in an email, you may want to do
some detective work to see where it's going - before you click.
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In this month's cover story, Max Eddy tells us how silly—and
scary— the Internet of Things can get.
Antivirus headaches that compromise browser security
If the goal is revenue, enterprises need to care about browser
Everything you need to know before installing the Windows 10
The full extent of Windows 10's data sharing is slightly alarming
If you allow it, Microsoft gets access to detailed browser and
U.S. businesses jump on trend to buy unlocked smartphones
Unlocked sales are growing exponentially; total costs can be
reduced 20% or more
Windows 10 'Redstone 3' build 16170 for PC now available for
Insiders in the Fast ring
A new Windows 10 preview build is now available for Insiders in
the Fast ring, and it's the first build of Redstone 3!
This setting makes Chrome OS feel like more than a browser
Open as window, says me.
Are You Always Learning?
I was challenged to think about what my "one word" might be. I
talk about that, how I arrived at it, and why it feels better as a
Zotac's Tiny ZBOX Nano PCs Upgrade to Kaby Lake
Passively cooled Core i5 and i3 processor options and up to 32GB
of RAM in a case you can hold in one hand.
Scammers Phishing for financial credentials on Twitter
Recent targets include large financial firms in the UK
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Bob Primak --
Re. FYI #885
Sony unveils SD
cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits
It is generally better to use media
which can handle faster speeds than the interface, rather than the
other way around. Too much data too fast can wreck storage media
Plex Adds Cloud
Storage As Alternative to Dedicated Server
"Cloud DVR" is fast becoming a trend.
Comcast where I'll be living had Cloud DVR. It allows limited
features and playback of the past 60 hours of programming, even if
it was not originally recorded to the in-home DVR. This may not
apply to local broadcast channels. Verizon Fios may alsobe doing
something similar, but Comcast is way ahead of them (which is one
big reason I am putting up with Comcast's higher prices and fees.)
Plex is just adapting to this trend.
Defragment My SSD or USB Flash Drives?
It's not defragmenting, but an
occasional run of Trim should help with garbage collection and
help prevent the slowdowns which SSDs are prone to as they get
filled up. Windows and Linux do this routine on a schedule,
usually every 30 days. Only if you do frequent program changes
would Trim need to be run more frequently. Where applicable, Trim
runs per-partition. I would not use Trim on a Recovery or EFI Boot
Explained: Do I
need a Third Party Firewall?
I think Windows since Windows 7 has had
an adequate firewall. It's you route which could use a better
firewall, and it should have one and have it enabled.
Re. FYI #886
Surface Pro might just be a minor refresh with Kaby Lake
If you want to call Kaby Lake a minor
refresh, that's OK with me. But remember, these new chips only run
Windows 10, nothing else. Maybe not even Linux.
Is PNG On The
What's happening in these cases is
conversion on the fly, which could not be done seamlessly just a
few years ago. Browsers and web sites can "optimize" images to
take up the least amount of space or the least bandwidth when
downloading and especially when uploading.
Since JPEG is not lossless, it can
permanently reduce image clarity and sharpness to do this
conversion. Users of some Cloud Storage services have complained
Google Drive compresses (Zips) folders
and files when downloading them.The image formats are not
converted in that case. So image quality generally does not suffer
Report: 30% of
malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus
Grain of Salt time, folks! This Report
is put out by WatchGuard, which manufactures -- you guessed it --
corporate network security appliances and services.
Should you buy
a UPS battery backup for your PC or server?
Where I live now, we have brownouts and
blackouts as soon as thunderstorm season comes up. The answer is a
no-brainer -- YES!! I have one in almost every room. Two by the
Behavior? Check The Clock
And for dual-booting, check BOTH System
Clocks and Time Zone Setups.
Should I Put My
Hot Laptop In The Fridge?
I would think cleaning its vents and
checking its fan(s) would be a better approach. But some of these
things do run hot. Over-cooling or sudden cooling can be very
damaging, including the posssibility of moisture condensation
inside the case.
Lands Man in Court
We have Free Speech in our Constitution
(First Amendment), unlike the Swiss and several other countries.
Libel is a lot harder to prove here than over there.
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Sun Apr 9, 2017 9:31 pm (PDT)
I know it's a bit of a trip for South
Suburban but if you have a Mac you may be interested in attending
iMug (Illinois Macintosh User Group) to
hold meetup at Lemont Library 4/11/17.