YouTube Pulled From Amazon Gadgets
Study finds you tend to break your old
iPhone when a new one comes out
Nvidia Launches $3,000 Titan V,
‘World’s Most Powerful PC GPU’
How to Manage Your Child’s Android
Phone with Google Family Link
The Best (Free) Speech-to-Text Software
How a hack almost sprung a prisoner out
Bitcoin tops $9,000 mark for first time
(as of this post, $19,500)
The cryptocurrency has risen nine-fold
since the beginning of the year.
Quad9 DNS promises better privacy and
HDMI 2.1 specs and features: Everything
you need to know
Higher resolution audio and video,
faster refresh rates, and more bandwidth will enable better
experiences with movies, games, VR, and more.
Hands-on with the HP Envy x2 always
connected PC (video)
How to enable Chrome’s Site Isolation
Google releases a new version of Chrome
with a new security feature that isolates every website on its own
process — Here's how to enable it.
Know when malware or spies turn your
webcam or mic on with this free download
MacOS High Sierra 'Root' Bug Can
Apple assumed everyone would upgrade,
patch, and reboot in the right order, but that's not the case.
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti At 2.5 GHz+:
Overclocking On Air, Water, And LN2
Virtual reality gets its groove back
Bitcoin Site Robbed of More Than 4,000
Bitcoins Worth $70 Million (gee, 4000 X $19,500, a coffee tip)
How to Set Up Multiple User Profiles on
The 20 Best Free Roku Channels You
Naked rowers calendar hit by
denial-of-service attack following Russia 'ban'
Website struggles to stay up.
Indoor home security cameras to
safeguard your stuff
Word, Excel and PowerPoint Viewers are
TV speakers suck, but not everyone has
the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more
loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or in front of your TV, and
a good one will knock your socks off.
Yet another foldable device patent
appears online from Microsoft
Windows 10 is getting eSIM and power
Microsoft is working to add eSIM
cellular technology and new power management improvements with the
Windows 10 Redstone 4 update.
5 clever holiday scams you need to know
15 Tech Gifts for Your Pampered Pet
A new ball isn't going to cut it for
your precious pet. Get them a high-tech treat.
Gigabyte Circumvents Nvidia’s Strict
GTX 1070 Ti Clock Rates With New Aorus Card
Apple's macOS 'root' bug can be
reopened by updating
Now Tesla’s Gigafactory Could Drive a
Massive Battery Shortage
The Best Ways to Video
Chat from Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android
How to Use the New Lightroom CC: The
Basics You Need to Know
Satori botnet rears its head,
exploiting IoT vulnerabilities
Dive into home security with these
Whether you're serious about security
or simply want to spy on a mischievous pet, these indoor security
cameras are vying for a spot in your home.
Windows 10: Here are the big new
features to look out for in 2018
Due to the public way in which Windows
is tested, we already know about many of the new features headed
to Windows 10 next year.
The demise of net neutrality is already
hurting cord cutters
The FCC hasn't officially dismantled
net neutrality—yet—but it handed an unfair streaming-video
advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months
Hide App and Browser Control in Windows
Defender Security Center
19 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need
This collection of keyboard shortcuts
for macOS can users get the most from their iMacs, MacBook Pro and
7 steps for crafting the perfect
The Best Shopping Apps to Compare
Here are the best apps to help you
scout out deals this holiday shopping season.
Germany's Interior Minister Wants
Backdoors In Cars, Digital Devices (gee, hackers will never figure
this out making us all safer)
Apple releases iOS 11.2 with ‘I.T’
autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash
Google Rolls Out New Chrome Security
Feature to Combat Microsoft
What Is UEFI, and How Is It Different
How to Add and Remove Words From Your
Mac’s Built-In Dictionary
Modern-day “Ferris Bueller” hacks
school, changes grades, applies to Ivy League colleges
How to protect your packages from theft
this holiday season
Here's how to keep an eye on
deliveries, even when you're away from home.
Microsoft Brings OneDrive’s New Look
Out of Beta on Android
Awesome tech gifts that cost $50 or
Please your friends and loved ones with
these cool and affordable, tested and approved, tech-centric
Hide Family Options in Windows Defender
Security Center in Windows 10
These are the iPhone X tips Apple wants
you to know
Along with extensive product
descriptions, Apple is publishing a range of articles, support
notes and video to help new iPhone X users learn how to get the
most from their brand-new device.
Getting Your Computer Fixed: A Complete
Frequently Asked Questions About
Getting Computer Service
How to Create an Anonymous Email
It's not easy to be anonymous on the
internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.
New York Attorney General Releases Fake
FCC Comment-Finding Tool
Everything you need to know about
getting a VR headset
Comments by -- Bob Primak --
flaw could let a courier disable your Cloud Cam
case of, what could possibly go wrong?
How to Upload
Paint 3D Creations to the Remix 3D Community
If I had a 3D
pritner, or access to one, this community sounds like something
which could help me a lot with creating projects which come out as
What Is HDR
(High Dynamic Range) for TVs?
(HDR does not
need 4k resolutions or content to make picture quality
improvements. It does rquire a new HDMI standard, HDMI 2.0a or
higher (HDMI 2.1 is the highest standard currently being
released: 10K resolution, dynamic HDR, and FreeSync-like game
You will need
new cables for this standard, if your monitor and your device(s)
vs HDR-10: Which is best?
Round 2 of
our HDR video comparison sees Dolby Vision come out way on top.
versus HDR-10 TV: A format war and more
Unfortunately, like many previous format wars, it looks like
manufacturers are leaning toward the less-good standard (HDR-10).
Content providers may have the final say, and the online
(streaming) format choice will probably drive the market. Right
now, the Dolby standard will display the HDR-10 standard, but
within a year, everything could change again.
reportedly nixed plans for its own live TV service
decided that it couldn't make money with bundling of TV services.
Not even "skinny bundling" like SlingTV or other streaming
services now offer. But Amazon still has hopes for ala carte
streaming services, including broadcast channels:
login can sign you into HBO Now and Showtime apps
giving Channels subscribers more freedom.
forces Win10 1703 customers onto 1709, and other Patch Tuesday
I sure wish I
had read this article before applying the November MS Updates
patches! I got burned on both my NUC (which I had to roll back)
and my tablet (which I was able to intercept, retroactively apply
a wushowhide block, and prevent from succeeding in the upgrade).
Both devices got their Updates History and MS Updates components
(caches and Registrations) messed up, and had to be extensively
repaired. The Updates Histories still show failed upgrades. And
wushowhide still does not show the 1709 upgrade as an available MS
Update! Fortunately, if deferral for 365 days and pausing MS
Updates (I have the Pro edition) as well as being on CBB status
all hold the line, I have access to the Update Assistant to do the
1709 upgrade the right way, when and if it becomes stable enough
for "business" users. On the NUC I ahd to use Macrium Reflect to
get back up and running (system image Restore). So I now know that
Macrium Reflect Version 7.1 does work on my NUC. One bright spot
in an otherwise very dark updates session.
I am now
actively searching for a suitable Chromebook or a small,
inexpensive but capable laptop which can be converted to (Ubuntu
or something similar) Linux for my mobile use. (Some folks still
call these small laptops "netbooks".) I am just about exasperated
to the point of dumping Windows completely.
How to set
Google as your default search engine on Microsoft Edge
I did this
just for Flash Player testing. I don't use Edge, IE or Windows 10
much now. Even my Store Apps were still set to Chicago until last
video editor you’ll use time and time again
interesting. I wish I had time to start using programs like this
quickly fix sound problems on Windows 10
There is a
link to advanced options, some of which I might be wise to try on
my Intel NUC. But since it has sound issues affecting system
shutdowns in both Windows and Linux, I suspect a deeper hardware
issue which would require a specific firmware fix. That's beyond
my pay grade.
How to Find
Your Location History in Google Maps or iPhone
clean up my Timeline in Google Maps. There's too much stuff in
there, I'm pretty sure.
Should You Buy? Intel Core i5 vs. i7
sticking with the core-i5 processors, as I don't need heavy video
transcoding or advanced gaming capabilities.
reluctantly agrees to help India solve its phone spam problem
So, it's not
just Americans they're spamming?
Apple Flaw Left Macs Wide Open for Attack
bug lets anyone login as root without a password: what you need to
powers are just a click away.
root password bug: 'Install this update as soon as possible'
was fun while it lasted…
And It Just
Roots: New MacOS Security Flaw Emerges
include "Your Roots are showing", etc.
iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix
another embarrassing bug.
Just so you
know, it's not just Windows 10 which is having issues.
Google update glitch disconnects student Chromebooks in schools
across the U.S.
ChromeOS has been having issues.
5 ways to
free up space on Windows
Windows and install Linux with a Linux filesystem. Both the Linux
OS and its native filesystems take up far less space, and do not
fragment files, compared with Windows on NTFS. Also, with no
Registry and no Side By Side components, Linux doesn't expand the
use of disk space the way Windows does. No Updates Components and
far fewer caches to clean up, too.
connect to the update service in Windows 10
I had to try
all of these steps on both of my Windows devices after (during)
the forced upgrade mess this during November. Unfortunately,
nothing worked on the NUC, and I rolled back with Macrium Reflect.
Then I updated successfully, but still hadn't caught onto the new
settings required to prevent the forced upgrade from tryi8ng to
install. Lots of bandwidth and time wasted, but the installation
upon restarting, failed to perform the upgrade. (Sigh of relief.)
I since have adjusted the Windows Update Advanced Settings for
both the NUC and the tablet.
SSD vs. HDD:
What's the Difference?
have come down, and reliability has improved to then point where I
would use SSD wherever possible. Note that while prices have come
down from several years ago, presently SSD like all flash memory
products, is experiencing price spikes, which are expected to
continue for some time.
HDMI 2.1 is
here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support
previous post about this new standard. You will need new cables,
especially if expecting to get HDR-10 or higher to work.
How to Stop
Blue Light From Disturbing Your Sleep
I find the
Windows 10 Version 1703 Night Light feature to be useful and not
annoying like f.lux which I've also tried. Both my NUC and my
tablet are set up to use Night Light.
Install Software Via the Command Line in Various Linux Distros
In Ubuntu, I
can use the Command Line, the Software Center, Software Update, or
the Synaptics Package Manager (GUI or Command Line) to install
packages. Sometimes you need extra control over parameters,
dependencies, or multiple parts of packages, as well as possibly
only extracting what you need to install from within a tarball.
These and other reasons keep me sometimes using the Command Line
instead of the easier GUI Package Managers. A downloaded RPM or
DEB package from outside the official Repositories can be
installed using a variety of these methods.
Just how fast
is Firefox Quantum?
So Firefox is
a bit faster now than Chrome. Next month it may switch around
again. I prefer to use Chrome. The speed difference is not enough
on my NUC to worry about.
1 App Can Literally Double Your Phone's Battery Life
does a better job of presenting the less drastic options than the
article posted in FYI.
connect Android phone or iPhone to a PC on Windows 10
on installing Edge onto Android or iPhone. I won't do that.
Top 10 best
tech stocking stuffers under $20
Cardboard is basically a stereoscope for a phone. Pretty neat,
being able to view 3D content with such a simple device. May not
work on all VR content sources. There are better examples of this
type of product, at slightly to significantly greater prices.
and Google Home were vulnerable to Bluetooth exploit
heavens that's patched now. Updating firmware is as necessary in
IoT devices as with PC updates.
Tracking Works Over the Internet
IP Address or
Gateway based location tracking can be wildly off. In Illinois,
when I lived in Willowbrook, I could be "located" as far away as
Elmhurst, which is a great distance away. Here in Eastern
Massachusetts the distances are considerably shorter, but I am
rarely "located" over the Internet in Waltham, unless the browser
or app already got some input of my address.
Miracast (also known as WiDi), Wireless HDMI and could soon be
casting using Chromecast. Both my phone and my tablet have small
screens, and if I want to view content or web pages with small
print, a bigger display is often the best answer. All protocols
have their own strengths and weaknesses. One problem with Miracast
is that neither Android (most devices) nor Linux supports it.
Linux works with wireless HDMI, but this needs a transmitter
attached to the HDMI out port of the device, plus a receiver
attached to the monitor. And it has short range and uses the
2.4GHz band, which has some interference issues. Chromecast needs
a router as an intermediary, so isn't very useful on public
networks. For presentations with projectors, I like Miracast best,
but I can use Wireless HDMI as well. My Screen Beam devices are
open and hidden device that’s connected to your network in seconds
Now you have
the problem of identifying which device matches which MAC Address.
Sometimes you see names which are recognizable. But often you
don't. Then the detective work begins. I have one or two "unknown
devices" on my comcast network most of the time. I'm not sure what
they are, but the Comcast Gateway maintains extra MAC addresses
for different functions it enables on its network. These "devices"
are always there, even when nothing is connected to them.
Enhance Blurry and Low-Res Photos
a web site, you can get an offline free program to do much the
same job. It's called A Sharper Scaling:
Should Try to Fix Your Computer Problem Yourself
own computer is almost always the better idea
"almost always". I have had a few PC issues which proved so vexing
I decided to let professional technicians solve them. One was a
Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade issue with my tablet, which is
WIMBoot, among other complications. (I got upgraded to Windows 10
Pro for my troubles then. As an upgrade issue with a free upgrade,
all services were free from the Microsoft Store on this one.) The
other was when my NUC's RAM did not work out of the box. For
different reasons I decide not to tackle these issues myself. (RAM
testing was a prelude to a return, so I wanted an "official"
assessment of the RAM, as well as the whole NUC assembly I had
How to stop
ads from following you online
4) Use an
extension which blocks tracking. These are not full ad blockers,
so won't get you locked out of many web sites. I use these, as
well as Ghostery, and I clear my history and caches frequently.
Tool Makes Snoopers Vomit Rainbows
still has some technical issues to overcome.
sets a cutoff date for free Office app viewers
Well, this is
unfortunate. These will be replaced with more Windows as a Service
(paid) subscriptions, no doubt.
You Charge Your Smartphone?
I don't like
the idea of recharging any battery which is not mostly run down,
so I hold off when possible.
1709, Windows Defender continues to pull down definition updates
even if Windows Update is stopped
This is a
good thing, and it's the way this feature combination should work.
TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?
As I have
pointed out before, this article misreads what DRM is in the
broadcast signal. We already have flags, one of which prevents
recording of content. So we already have DRM capable of stopping
DVRs. And look how seldom the "broadcast flag" is invoked. No
broadcaster wants to lose droves of viewers because time-shifting
becomes impossible or very difficult (or expensive) to set up.
HDR is the
most used term in consumer tech but you don’t always need it
thing is, when it would be useful, it's nice to know which
displays and which devices are capable of using this standard, and
which version they can use.
Restarting Seem to Fix Most Computer Problems?
or unplugging devices resets software, firmware and settings. In
Windows, it also cleans up some of the caches, among other
housekeeping. Hardware which is powered down will reset itself
before being started up, if all power is drained from the
hardware. This can take several seconds to several minutes,
depending on the device.
How to Limit
Bandwidth for Windows Update in Windows 10
with automatic updates enabled, this option is a welcome addition.
But it does not defer or pause updates completely. Metered
Connection (wired or wireless) does help with keeping updates from
happening at all when you don't want them.
Patch Alert: November’s forced upgrades, broken printers and more
As I posted
before, November saw two forced upgrades on my devices. Not
pretty! And as I also posted, I'm actively looking for a way to
have a small mobile "netbook" running on Linux. Or a Chromebook.
AI-Driven Suicide Prevention Program Goes Global
getting a bit too much like a Nanny state, if we're talking about
adult users. Even for younger users, this area is really in the
realm of parental controls, and does not belong in the general
feature set of a social media platform.
Best DVR for
these option (if any) is best for any one individual depends on
what you want to watch. If you stream mostly, one option is best.
If you mostly watch Cable-only channels, you may or may not save
by cutting the cord. If you are like me and mostly watch OTA
broadcasts on time-delay, TiVo is still a good choice (for now).
Each household should do an inventory and keep a watch log for a
while, to make sure you will actually save money and that you will
be getting the right device for your viewing habits.
Twitter is "part of the problem" when it comes to open internet
No. The Trump
Administration is most of the problem. Actually, only a symptom of
deeper problems. It's almost impossible currently for Twitter and
similar platforms to distinguish fake news from real news. And
users don't seem to want to get news from reliable content
providers who actually vet stories and do fact checking before
publishing or posting or broadcasting. That "death of broadcast
journalism" happened even before FOX News Channel became what it
is. Net neutrality has nothing whatsoever to do with what has gone
so terribly wrong and now threatens the very foundations of
How to Delete
a Gmail Account Permanently
You may be
able to delete an account with Google or Yahoo, but if you do
delete the account, your user name becomes available for someone
else to use. Which means they can impersonate you. It's usually
best to only log in to unused accounts or accounts with untrusted
services once in a while, clear the inbox, clean out spam and
trash, and leave the accounts open. Especially if they are free.
tip: Take full control over how your PC shuts down
been a few occasions when I have had to use the Shutdown command
and its switches. Also of interest is that you can create desktop
shortcuts which will allow full shutdown with restart or a full
shutdown. This totally resets your hardware, among other things,
in case an update needs a fresh start. In my dual-boot NUC, I have
to use a Windows 10 setting to disable Fast Startup, which makes a
full shutdown happen during restart and during shutdown. Without
this setting, my Linux could not access shared NTFS partitions
with Windows 10.
4 Ways Open
Source Software Is Not Good Enough
but the gaps are closing, especially on mobile devices and
to make your computer stand out
I use themes
in Windows and just background images in Linux and on the GRUB
Boot Manager startup screen. My original purpose was to make
different user accounts look immediately recognizable, but my
appearance tweaks grew from there. Now my Windows users have slide
shows rotating through in the background. These can be paused if
Your Router Fixes So Many Problems (and Why You Have to Wait 10
similar to the article (from a previous FYI posting) on why
restarting a PC solves a lot of issues. Same principles apply.
When The FCC
Kills Net Neutrality, Here's What Your Internet Could Look Like
This is an
alarmist and distorted article. But the exact scenario (which is
totally false) aside, it is never a good thing to tell
corporations they can do something, even if common sense dictates
that they should never exercise that option.
convert JPG and PNG images to SVG
I had to look
this up, but Irfanview says it will do this conversion:
which are supported by Irfanview are: TGA, BMP, RAS, JNG, PSD,
EPS, ICO, JPG, JP2, JLS, LBM, RGBE, TIF, PBM, WMF, PS, ECW, SVG,
HPGL, WEBP, and YUVN., SGI, XPM, PGM, PPM, EMF, PDF, PNM, GIF,
JPM, PCX, PNG, and DXF."
If that isn't
good enough, Inkscape will do the job:
INKSCAPE TO EASILY CREATE SVG FILES
Google Accounts With This Official Extension
are those of us who don't store passwords in our web browsers.
This extension would not help us. Also, this extension only works
after the fact of having already entered the password. Why can't
it work proactively, identifying the page as a fake before we type
anything onto the page? Most antivirus programs these days claim
they can do this.
Progressive Web Apps and How Do They Compare With Native Apps?
I see nothing
progressive ab out using old and insecure technologies to force us
to use all our apps in the Cloud, only available when we have an
hacking as Java Apps were a decade ago.
Microsoft, but I’m still saying no to Windows 10
The OS does
have its fans, but Win10 is merely good, not great.
good. Evil, pure evil. I am actively looking to convert my mobile
OS to ChromeOS or Linux.
Legislation: "Security Awareness Training For Your Users Or Go To
legislation would do no such thing. It only proposes penalties for
companies which conceal data breaches. The bill says nothing about
training employees in anything.
Mining Now Uses More Power Than 159 Countries
mention slowing PCs and imposing security risks without user
consent. This is the cyber equivalent of theft and trespass.
Prevent Google Deleting Your Android Backups Without Warning
So, if no one
uses the account in the specified period of time, the deletion
warning will appear -- only in the account! Catch-22 anyone? I
should watch my phone for this warning. The key number is about
two months. After that, don't expect your Android Backup to still
be there. I wonder if this applies to my Motorola branded backup
of my Moto G4 phone?
Love Cryptocurrency Miner Coinhive
Cryptocurrency miner Coinhive is becoming a hacking tool for
cybercriminals, according to security researchers.
Just as I
predicted. There is no such thing as a safe background process in
a web browser, and this one is purely money-motivated in the first
place, with no obvious user opt-out.
of the Linux desktop
working in open source, why would you use anything but Linux as
your main desktop?
other non-Linux alternatives, FreeBSD has a following. Linux snobs
need not apply for my attention if they take on this kind of
userchrome.js scripts in Firefox 57 or newer
I would not
do this. You are compromising the sandboxing of processes which is
the main underpinning of Firefox 57 enhanced security.
This might be
the end of iPhone jailbreaking
popularity of jailbreaking has declined sharply in recent years.
Being an Android user, I don't know why this has happened. But
this is why the app repositories have been shutting down.
How to Reset
Windows Update in Windows 10
I just went
through this process on both of my Windows 10 devices after an
attempted forced upgrade from Version 1703 to Version 1709. On my
NUC these methods failed and I had to use Macrium Reflect Free to
restore the PC and start over.
could shut internet Nazis down
leaders now going off the grid, there is no hope of shutting down
trolls. "Doxing" is still alive and well and so is "SWATting".
Right to be
Forgotten: 75% of employees likely to exercise rights under GDPR
The EU has
laws about this, but the USA does not have any such laws. Without
every major market having laws to allow removal of posted
information from search engines, what has already been posted will
live forever, and can easily be accessed by using proxy or VPN
to add breach warnings to Firefox
warnings should respect the age of the breaches. Anything over two
years ago should be retired. The linked database site is not doing
this type of filtering. Anyone who doesn't pay attention to their
password security for years and years is not going to change their
behaviors because of this "feature", er, annoyance.
reveals 'Always Connected PCs' from HP and ASUS with Windows 10 on
pretty much the opposite of what I would want in a traveling
Windows 10 on
ARM PCs with all-day battery life officially a reality
in these devices is painfully slow. So is the entire device after
an an upgrade to "real" Windows.
Complaining That You’re Browser Uses Lots of RAM: It’s a Good
This is only
good if you have lots of RAM overhead, as I have in my NUC. My
tablet struggles with RAM-intensive software, including browsers.
Google Lens and How Does It Work?
I don't like
things which are too automatic. They often make too many
assumptions about what I intend to do at any given moment. This
feature will break home network security. No thanks.
Find out if
your Intel system is vulnerable to Intel Manageability Engine
I ran the
test on my NUC. It was vulnerable. It took two tries, but I
updated the BIOS to get the new, secure firmware in there. Then I
ran the test tool again and was no longer vulnerable. The test
How to enable
First-Party Isolation in Firefox
requires Firefox 58 to work. Firefox 58 is not mainstream yet.
A Windows 10
alternative: Microsoft should embrace, extend Linux on the desktop
should keep their grubby mitts off Linux forever.
vs. WPS Office: Which Office Suite Should You Use on Linux
takes fewer resources than LibreOffice, and has closer
compatibility with the formats used by Microsoft Office. That
said, this is a company which is based in China and uses
"telemetry" (spyware) extensively in its products. So do the math
and decide for yourself. I use LibreOffice, but on my Windows
tablet, I do use WPS Office, sparingly.
ALTERNATIVE TO MICROSOFT® OFFICE
This is one
of those online-only apps. I don't have any use for an app which
maynot be available when I may need it the most -- where I don't
have Internet access.
your CPU to mine cryptocurrency even when you close your browser
Resource-draining code hides in pop-under windows that can remain
All the more
reason to block these monsters actively.
website copies in Chrome when loading fails
I had to do
this to find some FYI articles from the links posted. And one case
where a download page had an invalid security certificate.
Your Car Is the Next Major Entertainment Hub
I do not get
into my car to be entertained. In fact, I don't even play the
radio while driving.
injection method avoids malware detection on all versions of
Word has it
that there will be ways to detect and block this breed of malware.
For now, it's difficult to actually do this type of injection, so
it's nothing to try to do anything about, even if we could
mitigate the risks.
shows off Windows PCs that run on Qualcomm chips
10S. It does not run desktop apps natively. Emulation is slow and
buggy. Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro makes the whole device run
slowly. Send these back -- they are not ready for Prime Time.
From My Own
Archaeologists Sent an Ancient Egyptian Mummy Through an Imaging
Scanner—Here's What They Saw
National Laboratory did this study. Interesting what advanced
imaging can find.
2018: What will the future look like?
Dead Girl’s Texts at Scene of Her Death, Prosecutors Say
interesting about this story is that then police or prosecutors
were able to unlock the phone and were able to access supposedly
deleted text messages and Snapchat messages (which are supposed to
delete themselves after a specified time). The story is light on
details about which type of phone this was, who password protected
it or how, and whether phone company records were used to recover
the texts. But there seems to be a claim here that deleted
messages can be recovered from a phone and that even a password
protected (but presumably not encrypted) phone can be opened and
made some Radeon RX 560 graphics cards worse
You have to
really read the specs closely when selecting from these Radeon
models. And getting a cut-down model won't even save you money.
the numbers: Windows 7's recalculated share shows
I wonder how
much of this decline is due to unexpected forced upgrades?
and Google just can't get along
quietly repairs Windows Defender security hole CVE-2017-11937
Wednesday, Microsoft posted a Security Alert that describes a
nasty remote code execution bug in the Malware Protection Engine,
-- all of these will be running Windows 10S and will use emulation
for non-Store apps (desktop apps). This slows down performance and
slashes battery life. Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro will also slash
performance and battery life. I am awaiting reports on how well
Linux can be adapted to these laptops, and whether their price
justifies doing anything with them.]
invades Intel's turf with Snapdragon PCs that push battery life
feels predictably 'good enough' [ASUS Nova Go]
HP's Envy x2 is a Surface clone boasting 20 hours of battery life
hours at about half the screen brightness needed to work indoors.
And not to be
outdone, new (Android) phones with new Snapdragon chipsets:
Five ways the
Snapdragon 845 chip will impact 2018 Android flagship phones
Comments by -- Joe Nowak
10 Excel Tips on how to customize Excel at Startup
Fri Dec 8, 2017 11:36 pm (PST
to 10 Excel tips comes from one of our members, Harry Nelson, and
has some great ideas from modifying the startup of Excel.