New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading
Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine
There’s a potentially massive new
ransomware spreading in eastern Europe.
YouTube bans gun modding tutorials
after Las Vegas shooting
Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: Which One
Should You Buy?
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU Review
Senators announce new bill that would
regulate online political ads
How to rollback & uninstall Windows 10
Fall Creators Update
Windows 10 build 17025 releases with
new features (coming attractions for Spring of next year, author
dubbing it 1803)
The latest Insider preview for Windows
10 version 1803 (build 17025) brings improved settings, fonts,
Fluent Design — Here's what you need to know.
ArchLabs Makes Up for Parabola's Curve
How to get OneDrive Files On-Demand in
the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Windows 10 Redstone 4 (RS4) Builds
How to Experience Windows Mixed Reality
Without a Headset
What to Do If Your Social Security
Number Is Stolen
Report: iPhone X Face ID Accuracy Takes
Face ID components are so complex and
fragile Apple needed to reduce accuracy to allow manufacturers to
combine them, Bloomberg says. But Apple denies it.
How to Set Your Default Location for
Windows 10 Apps
A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
Walmart launches Mobile Express Returns
to refund or exchange online items in physical stores
How to Set Up RetroArch, The
Open-Source Cross-Platform Retro Game Emulator
AMD X370 Motherboard Roundup
Google adds ‘try now’ button on Play
Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps
Making it easier to use apps without
Microsoft Surface won’t turn on, start
up or wake from Sleep
How to delete files older than X days
automatically on Windows 10
You can free up space and keep
things organize by only deleting files that are older than a
certain number of days in any folder — Here's how to do it.
Kinect, One of Microsoft's Most
Revolutionary Ideas, Is Dead, But It Will Live on in iPhone X
Best UPS Backup Batteries For Your PC
Facebook can’t kill clickbait because
listicles and annoying headlines are all its fault
Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke.
Don't Be the Punchline
What to Do If Your Roku Remote Is Lost
Twitter to Disclose Who Paid for Ads on
Twitter unveiled the new effort after
US senators introduced legislation that would require tech
companies to add disclaimers to political ads.
How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License
After Changing Your PC’s Hardware
Remove old Windows files after Fall
Creators Update installation
OK, everyone needs to stop panicking
about this morning’s big iPhone X rumor
With VR Technology Going Mainstream,
Will You Be Using VR?
Microsoft Details Windows 10 Fall
Creators Update Rollout
Google matches Apple by reducing Play
Store fee for Android app subscriptions
From 30 percent to 15 percent
How to delay the Windows 10 Fall
Apple hasn't given up on the Mac Mini
Powerful Lobby Group Wants to Keep AI
Stop letting cords win the war with
this $11 Emarth cable management system
Hackers hit plastic surgery, threaten
to release patient list and photographs
How to Pin any File to the Taskbar in
How to better manage your iCloud file
'BadRabbit' Ransomware Targets Systems
in Russia, Ukraine
The attack appears to be based on
Petya, a malicious code that was used for another ransomware
outbreak in June.
How to Use Your iPad as a Second
Monitor for Your PC or Mac
Remove the 3D Objects folder from This
PC in Windows 10
World’s top Apple insider says every
iPhone will abandon Touch ID next year
How to Add Online and Offline Videos to
South Korean Banks Accuse Newegg, ASI
Of Ponzi Scheme (Updated)
Microsoft quietly added an anti-cheat
game feature to Windows 10
What is Firmware? Definition and Types
Gartner predicts 2% growth in
PCs, tablets and smartphones
US warns of ongoing attacks on energy
firms and critical infrastructure
Madden NFL 18 free to play this weekend
on Xbox One
FBI failed to break into nearly 7000
mobiles due to encryption
How to Restore Default Apps for File
Extension Type Associations in Windows 10
How Optimized iPhone Storage works with
iCloud Photo Library
Google Assistant Gets 50+ Voice Games,
The kid- and family-friendly games and
activities are available today in the US on Google Home and other
Google Assistant-equipped smart speakers and smartphones.
How to Reset Your Entire Network in
Windows 10 and Start From Scratch
How to fix Memory Management
Bluescreens on Windows 10
Be Prepared for a Huge Pullback in
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock
A Suspected Network Of 13,000 Twitter
Bots Pumped Out Pro-Brexit Messages In The Run-Up To The EU Vote
Comments by -- Bob Primak --
Internet Price Double Soon? Wall Street Bets On 'Yes'
This refers to
stand-alone Internet, favored by cord cutters. And I have to say,
I told you so, right here in my comments on previous FYI postings.
Bundled services will follow a different trajectory. Mine will go
up 40 percent when my contract enters its post-introductory phase.
No free lunches here!
report shows more web traffic is encrypted
themselves have led the way, employing https by default in Chrome
62 or 63, soon to be released (November, 2017).
Should You Buy a
4K Laptop in 2017?
Just another way
to waste Internet bandwidth. 4K does not make a laptop's display
easier to use, and it is not a visible difference over "Retina
Displays". Screens where 4K really makes a visible difference are
about 60 inches or bigger, and viewed from less than 12 feet away
from the screen. Anything smaller or farther, and human vision
cannot detect any difference. Now HDR is a different matter...
The movement to
regulate Facebook is attracting powerful new allies
words in the American Language are: "I'm from the government, and
I'm here to help". The proposed Act is tantamount to government
censorship of Facebook content.
How to view the
Advanced Threat Protection Reports
This is a
feature of Enterprise Editions only.
How could you
not buy this 55″ 4K Roku TV for just $398?
If I had room on
my wall, I might be interested in this one. Wake me up when
there's a comparable feature set in the 32-inch range.
5 Ways Small
Businesses Can Revamp Password Management
6th way -- stop
using passwords and use microchips and/or hardware keys, combined
with face scans (Windows Hello style, not Apple iPhone style).
iOS 11 uptake
leaves iOS 10 – and Android 8 – in the dust
Alphabet/Google/Android for this! Phone manufacturers don't offer
OS upgrades on Android phones. It would cut too much into new
phone sales. My Moto G4 is a victim of this mentality. Apple users
will need new phones in many cases to get iOS 11. So the article
is comparing apples with oreos, so to speak.
Help Me, Laptop:
My Hard Drive is Broken
I once replaced
a laptop hard drive. It was very easy to do. Formatting and
transferring the system and data was a bit more involved, but
manageable. The resulting laptop worked faster than before the
How to Stop
Pop-Ups on Android
I don't get
those on my phone. And I didn't do anything special.
Confusion: “Memory” Means RAM, Not Storage
I can't tell you
how many times advertisers have tried to pull the stunt of
confusing these terms when I was looking for a modestly priced
tablet! They also do it for phone specs.
NETWORK BANDWITH USING IPERF3
This is a server
program designed to be used by system administrators. Don't even
think about trying to use it on your home network.
update keeps being offered by Windows Update
This is a case
for using show & hide. And for using a Group Policy setting (Pro
Edition) to tell MS Update not to offer driver updates. The driver
being offered is 90 percent likely to be wrong for the system
experiencing this issue.
Watch - If You Exercise
And if you don't
exercise -- watch you insurance premiums go up. Just like those
Black Box tattletales some car insurers have been offering. Make
one mistake and you lose your discounts.
How to Use
Instant Apps on Android
ADHD much? This
concept is so stupid, I don't even have words for it.
How to Get
Android Oreo Features on Older Devices
I don't want the
feature changes -- I want the security upgrades so I can start
using Bluetooth and WiFi again!
botnet could be more devastating than Mirai
Even though this
is a scareware ad, Bitdefender's box is a good investment, as it
also includes AV protection for all your devices including phones
and PCs for one subscription price.
streaming TV service reportedly delayed until spring 2018 at the
With 2019 being
the start date for the ATSC-3 conversion process, maybe this delay
will work to Verizon's advantage. New standards for OTA
broadcasts, and broadcasters using Internet connections, could
change the streaming services landscape considerably.
Director: Mobile Encryption Is 'Huge Problem'
is our protection. What will you give up to feel more secure?
Samsung to Give
Linux Desktop Experience to Smartphone Users
Still not a
reason to buy one of these phones, but DeX does have this
capability. Phones are becoming powerful enough to serve as CPUs
for some desktop computing tasks.
hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys, and How Do I Remove Them?
Short answer --
you do NOT remove these files! Never, on any device. If you do
this you can seriously damage Windows 10. BTW, hiberfile.sys is no
longer used just for hibernating the device. It is also used in
the hybrid shutdown state, which is the default Windows 10
shutdown mode for all devices with battery power in them.
installed packages on Windows machines
utility in Windows since Windows 8, does not list all installed
packages. The Windows Installer is not the only way to install
software in recent Windows editions. Portable and Windows Store
Apps aside, there are plenty of programs which use other methods
to install into Windows 10, and leave very different Registry
traces. CCleaner does a better job of listing installed software,
but its listing is also incomplete on many systems. I haven't
found any Windows utility which lists all installed software. It's
much simpler in Linux, where there's a single directory with all
the launchers ready for viewing. A list can be made from the
contents of that one Directory (for installed packages -- not for
The eight most
outrageous things cities did to lure Amazon for HQ2
made multiple applications, one for each city where the HQ might
be located. Not much by way of incentives, though. New Hampshire
made one proposal covering their whole State. Those are the ones
where I know what quirks were in the proposals. Other places
probably have their own quirks.
How to Install
and Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
thing to do if you have any other third party anti-anything: Go to
the Settings and downgrade from Free Trial to Free version. Your
PC will thank you.
Spying Claims with Independent Code Review
Now if only
Avast and AVG would do the same!
From My Own
quick work of Puerto Rico hospital solar power relief project
Amazon Key opens
your home for indoor deliveries
possibly go wrong!
'downgrades accuracy of iPhone X facial recognition'
Microsoft's Windows Hello continues to get more and more accurate.
One of the advantages of using 3D-Sense cameras instead of the
very intricate and complicated method used by Apple. Then again,
there are no phones I know of with 3D-Sense.