Data Records Exposed in First Half of 2017
ISPs May Be
Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware
eyebrow-raising iPhone X: David Pogue's hands-on review
ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR on Google Chrome
The Best Home
Security Cameras of 2017
If you want to
keep an eye on what's happening at home when you're not there, but
you don't want to invest in a full-fledged home security system, a
Wi-Fi-connected camera is worth a look. These are the best we've
The best Amazon
Echo Alexa skills and commands: The best uses for your Echo
Daydream's web-browsing features surface in Chrome
The first set
of features are available now in Chrome 61.
Phishing (Targeted Scam) Detection Works
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Sparklines to Create Mini Graphs in an Excel Workbook
iOS 11: How
Control Center works
gets a complete redesign, for the better.
Best Windows 10
apps of September 2017
reportedly working on a Windows Mixed Reality headset
iPhone X and
iOS 11 details leaked by disgruntled Apple employee
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Send Large Files to Anyone With Firefox Send
The new iPhones
vs. the iPhone 7: What's changed?
missing in Windows 10/8/7
Projectors of 2017
want to display an important business presentation or the latest
blockbuster, these are the top-rated projectors we've tested.
AR is all the
rage at the moment, but what is it?
error wasn’t hiring someone with a music degree
Turns out that
what you studied is a terrible indicator of infosec skills.
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spam emails from reaching your inbox
Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With
Reminder To Be Vigilant
How to use a
keyboard and mouse with Xbox One
LG’s latest TVs
will be able to stream Comcast cable next year
How to work at
home for Amazon.com
Why Are the PCI
Express Ports on My Motherboard Different Sizes? x16, x8, x4, and
x1 Explained (traditional desktops)
To control AI,
we need to understand more about humans
from using your CPU to mine Cryptocurrency
The Best To-Do
List Apps of 2017
and complete tasks more quickly and more reliably by using the
right to-do app. These are the top performers in our tests.
editing skills every photographer should know
Get to grips
with the best image-editing software available
The West Coast
is finally getting an earthquake early warning system
This will save
Start Menu Not
Working in Windows 10? Here’s How to Fix it
The smart person's guide
Amazon Alexa is
the leading digital assistant on the market. Find out more about
this machine-learning innovation with our Alexa smart person's
How to recover
your files when your Mac won’t start up properly
continues the ongoing effort to communicate the transport security
status of a given page labeling resources delivered via FTP as
“Not secure” in Chrome,
Problem Steps Recorder Category: Windows
If Microsoft is
the 'platform for everything,' does it really need a phone?
GPS will be
accurate within one foot in some phones next year
electronics to save money
How to Replay a
4 reasons to
choose the iPhone 8 over the iPhone X
stuck in an endless reboot loop
Believe the Rumors About Kaspersky Lab?
software company Kaspersky Lab colluding with the FSB? Stealing
private information? Rumors abound, without any hard evidence to
back them up.
How to free up
disk space on an iPhone
transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh
By applying the
history of human art, it takes style transfer to a new dimension.
How to Run iOS
Apps on an Android Device
paid $301M to ransomware hackers last year
About 5% of
SMBs fell victim to ransomware attacks in the past year, leading
to financial strain from downtime and data loss, according to a
new survey from Datto.
When it Comes
to Phishing the Best Defense is Education
How to copy a
Live Photo from your Mac back to an iOS device
iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here's your upgrade checklist
You do have an
upgrade checklist, right? If not, let us help you prepare for the
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Amazon Prime members needed another benefit to brag about...
good reason to update to macOS High Sierra
How to do a
free background check online
How to Use a
Physical Keyboard With Your iPad or iPhone
streamlines iTunes 12.7 by removing the App Store
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Bonus Tip for a
good night's sleep -- stop playing with your phone before bedtime!
recasts Windows 10 S laptops as inexpensive corporate machines
workers' who staff service counters and support lines could get
So, failing to
displace Chromebooks in the classroom, Windows 10S devices look to
the corporate field office for a Hail Mary. Brilliant marketing of
this crippled version of Windows!
How to Let
Someone Else Use Your Computer Without Giving Them Access to All
At least the
author admits there is no Guest Account in Windows 10. Now if the
author would only admit that the Visitor Account does not have the
functions of a Guest Account. In any event, User Accounts can be
restricted fairly easily, and this is often a better approach
anyway, as specific limitations can be imposed, especially if you
have the Pro version, with its Group Policies Editor. While
Parental Controls are no longer natively supported for Local Login
accounts, the GPE also allow similar restrictions fairly easily.
How to Change
the Default Font in Windows 10
I'm not sure I'd
want to be messing with the Windows Registry just to change the
Default Font, unless I were having a lot of difficulty reading the
Here's Why Your
Password is Hackable
tester linked in the article would not load into any browser I
tried with ad blocking enabled.
What’s the Best
Way to Back Up My Computer?
One key thing to
remember is that sync is not backup. If you are syncing and
anything gets corrupted, the online "backup" of the data may also
get corrupted, and there's no restore option to revert to the
previous (uncorrupted) version. Backup should be separate from
anything which syncs. While useful, Cloud Backup does not cover
total system loss. I for one use far too many tweaks and settings
changes to reinstall from scratch and rebuild from there. You also
lose all your installed and stand alone software. Reset or
reinstall only work well if you use a stock OS and run only Store
Apps. If you use anything else, run a backup program locally, make
an extras copy of the archive, and consider getting one copy off
it easy for someone to undo your credit freeze (updated)
for obtaining credit file PINs asks for easily accessible
defense reeks of obfuscation and outrigh lying. If they really
have additional measures in place, they should have named what
kinds of measures these are, instead of once again repeating the
Credit Bureau Mantra, "Trust Us".
Monitors (Under $150) Ranked from Best to Worst
What the article
shows is that none of these cheap monitors is really much good for
anything. Thanks. Didn't need an article to tell me that.
shows signs of a possible state-sponsored hack
Even if this is
true, how does knowing this help me get my identity back?
'Windows Core OS' aims to turn Windows 10 into a modular platform
for the future
article of all the gobbledygook and all you have left is Windows
10S, running nothing but Windows Store Apps. This is not a valid
blueprint for any future for Microsoft on any device.
How to Set Up
Two-Factor Authentication in Ubuntu
Having to use a
phone generated validation code every time I use a Sudo command
makes this totally impractical for the way I use Ubuntu Linux. I'd
be reaching for the phone every ten minutes or so. Fro account
logins, this may make sense, although during maintenance restarts
are frequent enough that the feature would have to be turned off.
I hope they allow for this.
How to Disable
SMBv1 and Protect Your Windows PC From Attack
I did this in
Windows and Linux awhile ago. No one needs the old protocol
anymore if all your systems are up to date.
The best Kodi
add-ons and how to install them
The best Kodi
add-ons to enhance your viewing experience
Potato and ROM Collection Browser are still questionable from the
piracy point of view. Just keep that in mind if you access content
through these channels.
Ruling gives FAA
more power over drones than local governments
A city in
Massachusetts will now have to tweak its drone ordinance due to a
I live just up
the road from Newton, MA. I can tell you, with our topography and
the contradictory rules regarding commercial flights vs.
non-commercial flights, these municipal rules would be totally
unworkable. This said, I have yet to see even one drone being
operated over Newton or nearby towns. It is also true that town
boundaries around here wind around the landscape so as to make
having to get separate permits from each town you would overfly
would be a nightmare of red tape and expense. MA property owners
can get very territorial, and trying to please everyone when it
comes to what can fly over your land or home is well nigh
impossible around here. But this ordinance definitely needs some
serious rewriting to become enforceable. I haven't looked into
whether Waltham has any plans to regulate drone operations here.
But Newton may be offering itself up as a test case for the entire
Commonwealth. Nearby Lincoln, Lexington, Concord and Bedford have
a worse issue -- they border on Hanscom Air Force Base, which has
its own restrictions. And then there's the patchwork of municipal,
State and Federal open lands, which change jurisdiction by the
block around here. There needs to be a single, final authority to
make regulations as uniform as possible.
lock screen pattern isn’t as safe as a PIN code
Android phones use a four-digit PIN? How does this compare?
constellations, planets and more with this unbelievable sky map
Why does this
post have two links for the same Android App?
Strong Defense, Equifax Retreats
So, was Equifax
spreading malicious gossip that the Apache struts flaw it allowed
to go unpatched was not in fact a known vulnerability with a
readily available patch? Wow! Just wow.
3 Useful Windows
Apps to Change Wallpapers Automatically Everyday
Who needs an
App? I have a slideshow enabled, and I get plenty of variety.
The best air
Your best option
is from Coway.
The article was
conclusions are nearly the same. To be clear, Endgadget does not
have a test lab for air purifiers.
Ransomware Recognition Tool will help identify Ransomware
Or maybe not so
Still the best
security against ransomeware is a good, unconnected backup.
Believe the Rumors About Kaspersky Lab?
No. You should
use whatever security products you feel are the best match for
your own situation. Do not base your choices on country of origin.
How to Restore
Closed Tabs in Various Browsers [Quick Tips]
As ling as I
haven't cleared the browser history, Chrome does this quite
Get Your Free
Credit Reports Online
There are those
of us who due to special circumstances, cannot get our credit
Declares Moore’s Law Dead
What the article
proves is that Moore's Law, like many other tech metrics, does not
operate by itself, and is therefore not the only standard by which
to measure progress in hardware design. And yes, Moore's Law, in
the strictest sense, broke for pure CPUs in about 2012.
for Windows lets you manage processes easily
Tools like this
one are becoming less and les useful as the Windows 10 Task
Manager is expanded and takes in more features.
T-Mobile could merge in late October
supposedly close to wrapping up.
I would not
count on automatic regulatory approval. Other than that, I have no
objection to this.
“SmartScreen” and Why Is It Running on My PC?
For folks like
me who know Windows and know PCs pretty well, this is yet another
"feature" which at best does nothing but take up resources, and at
worst makes us jump through hoops to do simple tasks. I have it
disabled on all devices because it would not let me download,
install and run utilities like the Nir Sofer utilities. These are
powerful tools and could be used maliciously, but they are
perfectly benign when I am the one launching them for my own use.
And yes, nearly all third-party security software totally covers
what Smarscreen is designed to do. So it's really only useful if
you use nothing but Windows Defender and Edge Browser or Internet
Don’t sign up
for Equifax’s free credit monitoring - Here’s what to do instead
really loves Lifelock, doesn't she? More seriously, freezing your
credit is preventive, while any monitoring service is only
informative after the fact.
Why You Should
Replace Windows’ Default Image Viewer With IrfanView
I've been a fan
of IrfanView for many years, and more recently, of the Linux
utility XnViewMP, which is quite similar.
Can You Use Your
Gaming Laptop for Video Editing?
Some folks can
do this, but it really strains most laptops, resulting in a lot of
heat buildup. So, if a lot of transcoding will be taking place,
this is probably not a good use case for a gaming laptop.
Inactive Android Device Backups After 2 Months
Good to know,
but if I understand correctly, I probably don't have anything
valuable backed up anyway. My photos are about the only large
stash of anything on there, and those go to Google Drive as part
of Google Photos and manual uploads anyway, so they're safe from
23 Cool Firefox
About:Config Tricks You Need to Learn
article. Many of these settings may not work anymore. And there
are (or were, before the elimination of most extensions)
extensions to do many of these tasks.