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Sat 2/17/2018 1176
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Tue 2/13/2018 1172
Mon 2/12/2018 1171
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Sat 1176  2/17/2018

Fake Best Buy reviews show just how desperate Huawei is to sell phones

https://bgr.com/2018/02/13/huawei-mate-10-pro-reviews-vs-galaxy-s9/

 

How safe are you around your smart TV?

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/02/14/safe-around-smart-tv/

 

Spectre-resistant chips are on the way, promises AMD CEO

In an earnings call yesterday, AMD CEO Lisa Su said that, starting with the release of its Zen 2 processors, AMD would make changes to mitigate attacks exploiting Spectre-related flaws in its CPUs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/spectre-resistant-chips-are-on-the-way-promises-amd-ceo/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Watch a Card Skimmer Get Installed in Seconds

Overlay skimmers simply stick on top of card readers and can be installed even in busy supermarket checkout lanes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359189/watch-a-card-skimmer-get-installed-in-seconds

 

How to Add Live TV to the NVIDIA SHIELD with an HD Antenna

https://www.howtogeek.com/342388/how-to-add-live-tv-to-the-nvidia-shield-with-an-hd-antenna/

 

What does Google know about me?

https://www.komando.com/tips/430434/what-does-google-know-about-me

 

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review: Zen, Meet Vega

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-zen-vega-cpu-gpu,5467.html

 

Top 10 Timer apps for Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/timer-apps-for-windows-10

 

List of Commands to Launch Specific Settings Page Directly in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/list-of-commands-to-launch-specific-settings-page-directly-in-windows-10/

 

Don't Fall for This FBI Email Scam

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/fake-fbi-email-scam,news-26556.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Apple to Revamp Software Development Cycle, Adopt Slower Cadences

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/263795-apple-plans-revamp-software-development-cycle-adopt-slower-cadences

 

How to Make and Answer iPhone Calls on Your iPad

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/phone-calls-on-ipad

 

Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free

In 2017, Ed Bott answered hundreds of questions about Windows 10. Here are the topics that readers found most interesting.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/top-windows-10-questions-how-to-install-secure-upgrade-get-it-for-free/

 

The Best Android Emulator for Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-android-emulator-windows-10/

 

Microsoft’s latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi

No cords, no hassle, as long as you use Windows 10 Photos.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/microsoft-app-transfers-photos-phones-pcs-wifi/

 

Windows will delete software that scares users into paying for upgrades

Microsoft is targeting free programs that claim to scan computers and then try to frighten users with messages that they need a paid upgrade to fix a problem with their PC.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-will-delete-software-that-scares-users-into-paying-for-upgrades/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon TV Ad Triggers Echo Dot to Order Cat Food

A complaint was made after the advert triggered the Echo Dot to attempt a Purina cat food order.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359226/amazon-tv-ad-triggers-echo-dot-to-order-cat-food

 

Perfect Computer Security Is a Myth. But It’s Still Important

https://www.howtogeek.com/340814/perfect-computer-security-is-a-myth-but-its-still-important/

 

An easy hack to control every device in your house with Amazon Alexa

https://www.komando.com/tips/437365/an-easy-hack-to-control-every-device-in-your-house-with-amazon-alexa

 

Intel Announces New Core i3-8130U Mobile CPU For Notebooks

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i3-8130u-kaby-lake,36498.html

 

AppCheck Anti-ransomware protects your Windows against ransomware attacks

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/appcheck-anti-ransomware

 

'Facebook Protect' VPN Tool Actually Spies on Users

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10284/facebook-protect-vpn-tool-actually-spies-users

 

Microsoft Patch Fixes Intel's Buggy Spectre Patch: Do You Need It?

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/microsoft-spectre-patch-download,news-26528.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

DDR4 Scaling and AMD Ryzen 5 2400G: Do Higher Clocks Boost Performance?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/263783-evaluating-ddr4-scaling-ryzen-5-2400g-higher-clocks-boost-performance

 

How to Remove or Change the "Sent from my iPad" Signature

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-remove-or-change-the-sent-from-my-ipad-signature

 

Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Microsoft misses Google's 90-day deadline, so Google has published details of an exploit mitigation bypass.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-security-google-exposes-how-malicious-sites-can-exploit-microsoft-edge/

 

5 Great Apps to Make Your Raspberry Pi Really Useful

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apps-make-raspberry-pi-useful/

 

Researchers discover new ways to abuse Meltdown and Spectre flaws

And chipmakers' hardware changes won't be enough to protect against them.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/meltdownprime-spectreprime-research/

 

Document Foundation releases LibreOffice 6.0 with improved GUI, file format support

The leading open source office suite has released a major new version, bringing new features and better support for importing files from other programs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/document-foundation-releases-libreoffice-6-0-with-improved-gui-file-format-support/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Best Buy Pulls Bogus Huawei Mate 10 Pro Reviews

'This phone is best! I have a iPhone X, but I will switch to Huawei m10!' wrote one user who likely never even held the phone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359219/best-buy-pulls-bogus-huawei-mate-10-pro-reviews

 

How to Get TurboTax or H&R Block for Free with IRS Free File

https://www.howtogeek.com/342408/how-to-get-turbotax-or-hr-block-for-free-with-irs-free-file/

 

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn’t know about until now

https://www.komando.com/columns/441002/10-incredibly-useful-online-sites-you-didnt-know-about-until-now

 

AMD Raven Ridge Thermal/Power Analysis: Ryzen CPUs With Vega

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-raven-ridge-thermal-power-benchmarking,5464.html

 

Top 10 Windows 10 Mini PCs to buy

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/top-windows-10-mini-pcs-to-buy

 

How to boot into safe mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 giving you trouble? Here’s how to boot into safe mode

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-in-windows-10/

 

The HomePod Launch Is Officially a Fail, So What Now?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-homepod-fail,news-26631.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=4zPCltYWacZ7vaJd1-zDgcJ2_YMQEVHSej3OzW_UksfS28z3UGQg2FCF8xbJN3Bu

 

ARM Announces Project Trillium, a New Dedicated AI Processing Family

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/263850-arm-announces-project-trillium-new-dedicated-ai-processing-family

 

How to Activate the iPad Bookmarks Bar

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-activate-the-ipad-bookmarks-bar

 

Windows 10 performance and troubleshooting tips: Run faster, smoother, longer

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips, organized by category. This page includes the most popular tips for performance and troubleshooting.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-performance-and-troubleshooting-tips-run-faster-smoother-longer/

 

How to Enable the Hidden Options Page in Microsoft Edge

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-options-page-microsoft-edge/

 

MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones

These chips process data seven times faster using 95 percent less power than traditional means.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/mit-new-chip-faster-efficient-AI-smartphones/

 

Why Triton malware will 'change the game' of cyberwarfare

Mayer Brown partner and attorney Marcus Christian explains the exploit in Triconex systems, how hardware hacks work, and the legal ramifications of cyberattacks that target infrastructure.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/triton-malware-targeted-critical-infrastructure-in-the-middle-east/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Fired System Admin Sabotages Railway Network

He removed admin account access, deleted files, changes passwords, and caused chaos for his former employer Canadian Pacific Railway.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359229/fired-system-admin-sabotages-railway-network

 

How to Autofill From a Password Manager on an iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/342151/how-to-autofill-from-a-password-manager-on-an-iphone-or-ipad/

 

How to use your smartphone to diagnose bad Wi-Fi

https://www.komando.com/tips/438322/how-to-use-your-smartphone-to-diagnose-bad-wi-fi

 

Lower Power Ryzen 2400GE, 2200GE APUs Leaked By Motherboard OEMs

Lower-power versions of AMD’s recently announced Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs might be coming soon, according to the support pages of some AM4 motherboards.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ryzen-2400ge-2200ge-apus-leaked,36497.html

 

Check your account, Sticky Notes is currently not available to you

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/sticky-notes-currently-not-available

 

Nokia’s resurgence sees it overtake Google a

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/02/14/nokias-resurgence-sees-it-overtake-google-and-oneplus/

 

Serious Blow: FBI, CIA Warn Against Buying Huawei Phones

Intelligence agencies cite "undetected espionage" as major concern.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/huawei-phones-fbi-cia-warning,news-26616.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=tXh6ijTsNd_oE6XOEY-FpukMGwISGHlmTMRMkcTNkAKR82A5S8U3FLz40LcKRypi

 

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/technology/huawei-intelligence-chiefs/index.html

 

How to Reboot the iPad

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-reboot-the-ipad

 

Apple admits iOS is a mess, has a plan to make it better

Have you noticed how iOS has become buggier and less polished in recent years? Apple has noticed too, and is putting in place a plan to make things better.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-admits-ios-is-a-mess-has-a-plan-to-make-it-better/

 

Cortana in Windows 10: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cortana-everything-need-know/

 

Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage

The app offers regular Gmail features for less-capable phones.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/gmail-go-google-data-storage-low-end-phones/

 

How Microsoft's Azure fends off 7 trillion cyber events per day

Azure Government CISO Matthew Rathbun and Relativity CSO Amanda Fennell explain how Microsoft fends off cloud-based cyberattacks at massive scale.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-microsofts-azure-fends-off-7-trillion-events-per-day/

 

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

https://androidandme.com/2018/02/news/samsung-halts-the-oreo-update-for-the-galaxy-s8-and-s8/

 

Researchers found an easy way to kill the flu virus

https://bgr.com/2018/02/13/flu-symptoms-2018-vs-cold-how-to-fight-the-flu/

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History and Future of the Compact Disk

Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:25 pm (PST)

The CD has had a long run. But is it on its way out?

http://bit.ly/2szNgHP

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Fri 1175  2/16/2018

How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp iPhone Software

The company is shaking up its development program to focus more on key features and push back others to the following year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/how-apple-plans-to-root-out-bugs-revamp-iphone-software

 

Best Chrome extensions you didn't know about but should be using

What are the best Chrome extensions I should be using?

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-chrome-extensions-you-didnt-know-existed-should-be-using

 

Exclusive: Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/id-protection-services-fail-basic-security,news-26606.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Best Desktop Application Launchers for Windows 10/8/7

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-desktop-application-launcher-for-windows-10

 

U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using this Chinese smartphone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/441444/u-s-intelligence-agencies-warn-against-using-this-chinese-smartphone

 

Microsoft Building Modern Version of Windows 10 Called Polaris

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/microsoft-windows-10-polaris-report

 

How to block apps access to file system on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you decide whether or not to allow or deny apps access to your files, and here's how to configure the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-apps-access-file-system-windows-10/

 

Samsung Galaxy X: Everything We Know So Far

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-x-rumors-news-171442024.html

 

Facebook’s ‘Protect’ feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad

https://9to5mac.com/2018/02/13/facebook-protect-spyware-ios/

 

Halo Board Drone Pro

https://www.pcmag.com/review/358983/halo-board-halo-drone-pro

 

FCC commish gobbles Verizon's phone-locking BS, says it tastes great

US telco reveals bright idea in response to robberies, ID theft

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/13/fcc_verizon_phone_locking/

 

Block ads on your network with Raspberry Pi and pi-hole

Hate seeing ads while browsing the web? Check out this tutorial on setting up pi-hole.

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/block-ads-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=701f2000000tvEBAAY

 

Is Online Banking Safe?

Is it possible to bank online securely? Yes, if you're careful.

https://askleo.com/online-banking-safe/?awt_m=Jn8boYJjL3dfbL&awt_l=GnD8k

 

Create Your Own Android PC With Phoenix OS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-pc-phoenix-os/

 

Quiet Your PC’s Fans with Cheap In-Line Adapters

https://www.howtogeek.com/342366/quiet-your-pcs-fans-with-cheap-in-line-adapters/

 

41 Best Google Chrome Extensions

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/283-best-google-chrome-extensions.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

ScanTransfer lets you scan and wirelessly share your Photos and Videos

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/scantransfer-scan-wirelessly-share-photos-videos

 

Not again - newly discovered Apple flaw could freeze your iPhone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/441610/not-again-newly-discovered-apple-flaw-could-freeze-your-iphone

 

How to Password Protect the iPad

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-password-protect-the-ipad

 

How to change Storage sense schedule to free up space on Windows 10

You can now decide exactly when Storage sense should run to free up space automatically on Windows 10, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/storage-sense-schedule-free-up-space-windows-10/

 

Microsoft celebrates five years of the Surface Pro by shaving $200 off the price

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-celebrates-five-years-surface-181328028.html

 

AMP for email is a terrible idea

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/amp-for-email-is-a-terrible-idea/

 

'Olympics Destroyer' Malware Targets PyeongChang Networks

The malware, dubbed Olympics Destroyer, is similar to the BadRabbit and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks from last year, according to Cisco Talos.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359161/file-wiping-malware-targets-networks-at-winter-olympics

 

Meltdown-and-Spectre-detector comes to Windows Analytics

After flubbing its early responses, Microsoft's thrown sysadmins a bone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/14/meltdown_and_spectre_detector_for_windows_analytics/

 

Power(Shell) to the people

Type less, write cleaner scripts, run consistently across platforms, and other reasons why Linux and OS X users can fall in love with PowerShell.

https://opensource.com/article/18/2/powershell-people?sc_cid=701f2000000tvEBAAY

 

How Did I Get Advertising About the Contents of an Email?

Sophisticated targeted ads can sometimes seem creepy. Here I explore how a few techniques work, and one I can't explain at all.

https://askleo.com/how-did-i-get-advertising-about-the-contents-of-an-email/?awt_m=Jn8boYJjL3dfbL&awt_l=GnD8k

 

10 Cool Chrome Flags You Should Enable

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/enable-google-chrome-flags/

 

Don’t Use Facebook’s Onavo VPN: It’s Designed to Spy On You

https://www.howtogeek.com/342731/dont-use-facebooks-onavo-vpn-its-designed-to-spy-on-you/

 

Comrade! Russian URL Leads to Fake Apple Site

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/website-lookalike-attack,news-24914.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Windows detected a hard disk problem

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-detected-hard-disk-problem

 

Massive Equifax data breach is worse than originally thought

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/441134/massive-equifax-data-breach-is-worse-than-originally-thought

 

How to Disable Wi-Fi Assist and Avoid Overages on Your iPad

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-wi-fi-assist

 

Microsoft creates a preview program for apps on Windows 10

You can now test cool new features on Windows 10 apps a lot easier without having to install Skip Ahead preview builds.

https://pureinfotech.com/preview-program-apps-windows-10/

 

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

Don’t put a ring on it

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/2/14/17012382/apple-homepod-white-ring-wooden-table-staining-issue-problem

 

US intel pays £72,000 to Russian for NSA tools hacked by Shadow Brokers

The US intelligence community reportedly negotiated in secret to retrieve classified documents stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) by the Shadow Brokers and passed along to Russian intelligence.

https://www.scmagazineuk.com/us-intel-pays-72000-to-russian-for-nsa-tools-hacked-by-shadow-brokers/article/743933/

 

Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Open a Door

The company posted a new video showing its SpotMini opening a door with the help of a mechanical claw.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359181/watch-boston-dynamics-robot-dog-open-a-door

 

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

Grouchy Grupe gets a year and a day behind bars after going loco on network hardware

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/14/rogue_it_admin_canadian_railway_switches/

 

Trends with Benefits podcast

HomePod flops, 4K at Pebble Beach, Boston Dynamics robot, 3D printing your pet

https://www.digitaltrends.com/podcasts/trends-with-benefits-podcast/

 

How Do Websites Store Passwords Securely?

Effective website security is difficult, and often an afterthought. Not all sites or services store passwords securely.

https://askleo.com/websites-store-passwords-securely/?awt_m=Jn8boYJjL3dfbL&awt_l=GnD8k

 

How to Quickly Switch Between Facebook Profiles on One Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quickly-switch-facebook-profiles/

 

Is AppleCare+ Worth It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/341515/is-applecare-worth-it/

 

Best Mini PCs 2018

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/best-mini-pcs,review-2760.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to opt out of Please Rate Firefox survey

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/opt-out-of-please-rate-firefox-surve

 

Ironically, Facebook's new "privacy" tool can actually spy on everything you do

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/441459/ironically-facebooks-new-privacy-tool-can-actually-spy-on-everything-you-do

 

How to Attach a Photo to an Email on an iPad

Sharing photos with family and friends has never been easier thanks to the iPad. Here's how you do it:

  - Tap Photos on the iPad’s home screen.

  - Open the image you’d like to share.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-attach-a-photo-to-an-email-on-the-ipad

 

Windows 10 is adding an Ultimate Performance mode for pros

It's built for no-compromise work.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/windows-10-ultimate-performance-mode/

 

Google’s Chrome ad blocking arrives today and this is how it works

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/14/17011266/google-chrome-ad-blocker-features

 

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1

A Windows 10 feature is coming to old platforms.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection-coming-to-windows-7-and-8-1/

 

The 18 Best Firefox Quantum Extensions

Quantum changes how Firefox handles add-ons, so you'll need to get all new versions of your favorite extensions. These are the ones PCMag staffers recommend.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/359099/the-18-best-firefox-quantum-extensions

 

People Are Actually Using a Joke Dating Site That Matches People Based on Their Passwords

This website answers the question no one ever asked: what if you dated someone who used the same password?

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wj4jyz/words-of-heart-password-joke-dating-website-

 

How to turn on Bluetooth in Windows

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-turn-on-bluetooth-in-windows/

 

You Probably Shouldn’t Use Facebook’s “Protect” Feature

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1970/you-probably-shouldnt-use-facebooks-protect-feature/

 

You Can Now Use Microsoft Cortana on Your iPad

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-microsoft-cortana-ipad/

 

How to Tell If a Facebook Competition Is a Scam

https://www.howtogeek.com/338287/how-to-tell-if-a-facebook-competition-is-a-scam/

 

Best Identity-Theft Protection 2018

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/best-identity-theft-protection,review-2083.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Software alternatives for Linux & Windows – Open Source

https://pengs.win/software-alternatives-linux/

 

THESE BOSE NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES ARE HALF-OFF RIGHT NOW

https://www.wired.com/story/these-bose-noise-cancelling-headphones-are-half-off/

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Thur 1174  2/15/2018

YouTube TV Adds New Cable Channels and Raises Price to $40

http://fortune.com/2018/02/14/youtube-tv-turner-cnn-tnt-40-dollars-month/

 

How to Set Up Google Print on Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-set-up-google-print-on-your-chromebook

 

How to Create and Use an Attractive Template in Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-attractive-template-microsoft-word/

 

US intelligence agencies warn buyers to avoid Huawei smartphones

The FBI, CIA and NSA are concerned about "undetected espionage" and information theft.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/fbi-nsa-cia-warn-against-huawei-smartphones/

 

YouTube TV Is Getting More Channels, More Markets, More Expensive

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1990/youtube-tv-is-getting-more-channels-more-markets-more-expensive/

 

After dismissing security flaw, Amazon patches Key smart lock anyway

Amazon downplayed the attack as "not a real-life delivery scenario," but it was serious enough to fix anyway.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/after-dismissing-security-flaw-amazon-patches-key-smart-lock-anyway/

 

5 Clever Phishing Scams Trying to Steal Your Personal Information

https://tech.co/clever-phishing-scams-steal-information-2018-01

 

Just Keep Swimming: How to Avoid Phishing on Social Media

https://securityboulevard.com/2018/01/just-keep-swimming-how-to-avoid-phishing-on-social-media/

 

How to Export Chrome Browsing History to HTML, CSV, or TXT

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/export-chrome-browsing-history/

 

Cyber Attacks Push Corporate Fraud To All-Time High

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/expert-comments/cyber-attacks-push-corporate-fraud-time-high/

 

Allscripts hit with a class-action lawsuit one week after ransomware attack

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/allscripts-ransomware-lawsuit-surfside-non-surgical-orthopedics-cybersecurity

 

The specified network name is no longer available

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/specified-network-name-is-no-longer-available

 

Bulk retailer Sam’s Club adds free shipping in bid to compete with Amazon

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/bulk-retailer-sams-club-adds-free-shipping-in-bid-to-compete-with-amazon/

 

How to Use the New Snapchat Like a Pro

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/snapchat-tutorial,news-21216.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Edit Word Docs on a Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/edit-word-docs-chromebook

 

How to Properly Apply Thermal Paste to a CPU

https://www.maketecheasier.com/properly-apply-thermal-paste-to-cpu/

 

Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work

Apparently, the browser will give you the choice to continue seeing intrusive ads if you want to.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/google-explains-chrome-ad-filter/

 

You Probably Shouldn’t Use Facebook’s “Protect” Feature

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1970/you-probably-shouldnt-use-facebooks-protect-feature/

 

KDE launches updated Slimbook II Linux laptops with faster Intel Core processors

The newest Ubuntu-based notebook gets a performance boost as it upgrades to Kaby Lake i5 and i7 processor options, along with DDR4 RAM.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/kde-launches-updated-slimbook-ii-linux-laptops-with-faster-intel-core-processors/

 

Cybercriminals impersonate Outlook and DocuSign to steal your identity

Attackers are now impersonating popular web services like Microsoft Outlook, DocuSign, and Google Docs to trick you to freely give up your credentials.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3250294/identity-management/cybercriminals-impersonate-outlook-and-docusign-to-steal-your-identity.html

 

British teenager hacked top ranking US officials using social engineering

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/01/22/hack-social-engineering/

 

How to Turn Off Mail Notifications in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/disable-mail-notifications-windows-10/

 

Ransomware Actors Cut Loose on Health Care Organizations

An attack on Allscripts last week that knocked out EHR services to 1,500 clients is the third reported incident just this month.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-actors-cut-loose-on-health-care-organizations/d/d-id/1330901

 

Study Finds Top Sites Can Be Impersonated Using Non-Latin Alphabet

http://www.silicon.co.uk/security/study-finds-top-sites-impersonated-international-characters-227423

 

Stop Microsoft Word from marking Contractions as errors

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-microsoft-word-marking-contractions-errors

 

The search for aliens is struggling thanks to cryptocurrency mania

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/the-search-for-aliens-is-struggling-thanks-to-cryptocurrency-mania/

 

Best Free Conversion Tools for Audio & Video

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/499-audio-video-conversion-tool-free-download.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-set-up-chrome-remote-desktop-on-your-chromebook

 

The Arrival of Cryptojacking in Google Ads, and What This Means for Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cryptojacking-google-ads/

 

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X24 modem will enable 2 Gbps LTE speeds

But you probably won't get that rate in the real world.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/qualcomm-snapdragon-x24-lte-2-gbps/

 

We Want These Privacy Sliders In Any Gadget With a Webcam

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1874/we-want-these-privacy-sliders-in-any-gadget-with-a-webcam/

 

Report: Number of cyber incidents doubled in 2017, yet 93 percent could easily have been prevented

https://www.scmagazine.com/report-number-of-cyber-incidents-doubled-in-2017-yet-93-percent-could-easily-have-been-prevented/article/739932/

 

Internet monopolies have become a public menace

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/02/14/internet-monopolies-have-become-public-menace/Mh68qyN2jdxmB7c74LlH5N/story.html

 

IBM Study Points to Millennials as Key Driver to Better Security of Personal Information

The computing preferences of young adults is disrupting how we protect our online identities

https://www.inc.com/james-kerr/ibm-study-points-to-millennials-as-key-driver-to-better-security-of-personal-information.html

 

Problems With Your Raspberry Pi? Try These 4 Fixes

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/common-raspberry-pi-issues/

 

Robots are the ultimate job stealers. Blame them, not immigrants

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/14/resentment-robots-job-stealers-arlie-hochschild

 

A New Tax Season, but the Same W-2 Spear Phishing Scam

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1bb0cc84-49f4-4e93-9a53-df29f0ed58bd

 

Top 10 most common Online, Internet and Email scams & frauds

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/internet-and-email-scams

 

How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/how-team-usa-used-3d-printing-to-build-a-better-luge/

 

How to Keep Your T-Mobile Number from Being Hijacked

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/tmobile-port-out-scam,news-26574.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Dell's Cheap New Chromebook Doubles as a Tablet

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dell-chromebook-5190-specs-price-release-date

 

What Is Big Data and Why Is It a Big Deal?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/big-data-explained/

 

MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones

These chips process data seven times faster using 95 percent less power than traditional means.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/mit-new-chip-faster-efficient-AI-smartphones/

 

Amazon may be developing AI chips for Alexa

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/12/amazon-may-be-developing-ai-chips-for-alexa/

 

New Phishing scam combines FedEx and Google Drive to lure victims

https://www.scmagazine.com/new-phishing-scam-combines-fedex-and-google-drive-to-lure-victims/article/739575/

 

Protect Against Rapid Cyberattacks (Petya, WannaCrypt, and similar)

https://info.microsoft.com/en-us-Resources-ProtectAgainstRapidCyberattacksPetyaWannaCryptandsimilar-OnDemandRegistration.html

 

Facebook is so desperate for engagement, it's spamming users via their 2FA numbers

https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/facebook-spam-2fa/

 

Are Frequent Password Changes Actually Good for Your Security?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/frequent-password-changes/

 

How a company founded by ex-spies uses AI to fight hackers

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/05/tech/darktrace-cybersecurity-immune-system/index.html

 

desuCrypt Ransomware in the Wild with DEUSCRYPT and Decryptable Insane Variants

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/desucrypt-ransomware-in-the-wild-with-deuscrypt-and-decryptable-insane-variants/

 

Top 10 Wireless Routers to buy

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wireless-routers-to-buy

 

Apple and Android are destroying the Swiss Watch industry

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/apple-and-android-are-destroying-the-swiss-watch-industry/

 

HP Elite Slice Review: Mighty and Modular Mini PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/hp-elite-slice,review-4528.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Stream Google Play Music on Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-stream-google-play-music-on-your-chrome-os-chromebook

 

AndroRAT: New Android malware strain can hijack older phones

Latest version of AndroRAT adds ability to steal browsing history, take front facing photos, screenshots and more -- and millions of older devices are potentially vulnerable.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/androrat-new-android-malware-strain-can-hijack-older-phones/

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Chromebook Buyer's Guide

You've decided on Chromebook. Now you just have to choose which one fits your needs best.

https://www.androidcentral.com/chrome-os-buyers-guide

 

Do you need a VPN? Quite possibly. Here's why. (Facebook user, look down further on FB's VPN warning) 

https://mashable.com/2018/02/13/why-you-need-vpn/

 

What is a VPN and how do you find the best VPN services?

https://firstsiteguide.com/what-is-vpn/

 

1TB Samsung 860 Evo review

https://www.yahoo.com/news/1tb-samsung-860-evo-review-200828833.html

 

How to Add Custom Shortcuts to Your Chromebook App Launcher

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-add-custom-shortcuts-to-your-chromebook-app-launcher

 

The most popular Linux desktop programs are...

The most recent Linux Questions poll results are in, and the the winners of this popular desktop Linux survey have been revealed, with many expected winners and at least one big Microsoft surprise.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-most-popular-linux-desktop-programs-are/

 

What are offloaded apps in iOS 11 and how do they work?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3236747/ios/what-are-offloaded-apps-in-ios-11-and-how-do-they-work.html

 

The Best Windows 10 Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-windows-10-apps/

 

5 Google Flight tips to score the best and cheapest flight

https://www.komando.com/tips/423308/5-google-flight-tips-to-score-the-best-and-cheapest-flight

 

How Does Android Know a Wi-Fi Network Is Fast or Slow Before I Connect?

https://www.howtogeek.com/342043/how-does-android-know-a-wi-fi-network-is-fast-or-slow-before-i-connect/

 

Even underpaid Foxconn workers are losing their jobs to robots

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/02/12/even-underpaid-chinese-factory-workers-losing-jobs-robots/

 

Intel expands bug bounty to catch more Spectre-like security flaws

It might not always spot exploits, but it can ask for help.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/intel-expands-bug-bounty-to-catch-spectre-like-security-flaws/

 

Apple's iPhone X Has Serious New Problems

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/02/11/apple-iphone-x-problem-iphone-x-calls-iphone-x-hang-up-call-ios-11/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#3cd29d291f89

 

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2050324/software-social/how-to-delete-or-disable-your-facebook-account.html

 

How to get Instagram or Snapchat on Windows PC

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/instagram-snapchat-windows-pc

 

What Is Sling TV? Everything You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/what-is-sling-tv-faq,news-20474.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=zg0VZNfX-_6Exh-JlZw0AjsNmbs8fqmb11qxzd_GEssPa9sJaZu_sOGjd4Ia2LPB&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/everything-know-samsung-galaxy-note-112509913.html

 

How to Unlock Chromebooks Using a PIN Number

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-add-windows-defender-advanced-threat-protection-support-for-windows-7-this-summer/

 

Why you should not rely on iCloud Photo Library as your only media backup

https://www.macworld.com/article/3235647/data-center-cloud/why-you-should-not-rely-on-icloud-photo-library-as-your-only-media-backup.html

 

The Best Linux Software

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-software/

 

10 incredibly useful ways to use a USB drive you didn't know

https://www.komando.com/tips/438907/10-incredibly-useful-ways-to-use-a-usb-drive-you-didnt-know

 

How Do IP Addresses Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/341307/how-do-ip-addresses-work/

 

It's HTTPS or bust: How to secure your website

You no longer have a choice about locking down your website. Google will mark all non-HTTPS sites as insecure this July. It's time to lock your site down, and Let's Encrypt gives you a free and easy way to do it.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-secure-your-website/

 

MIT’s low power encryption chip could make IoT devices more secure

It also runs really fast and uses much less memory than comparable software solutions.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/13/mit-low-power-encryption-chip-internet-of-things-secure/

 

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

https://gizmodo.com/do-not-i-repeat-do-not-download-onavo-facebook-s-vam-1822937825

 

How to send Android SMS messages with Amazon Echo, and why it's a big deal

Hey Google, tell Alexa to send a text.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3251801/android/sms-android-messaging-amazon-echo-how-to.html

 

Make tab switch faster in Firefox browser with Tab Warming feature

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-tab-switch-faster-firefox-browser-tab-warming-feature

 

How To: Spybot 2 Free Step-by-Step Guide (I use it,good at finding Trogan's others miss)

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/448-spybot-tutorial-anti-malware-tips-settings.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows | Engadget Today

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/major-bug-forcing-microsoft-rebuild-212702792.html

 

Most Business Laptops Still Have Horrible, Low-Res Screens. Here's Why.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/businesses-shouldnt-buy-1366-laptops

 

Vivaldi 1.14, First Take: A feature-rich, touch-friendly web browser

http://www.zdnet.com/product/vivaldi/

 

Why Photos says your pictures are from an incorrect location, and why Photos may display black bars on your pics

https://www.macworld.com/article/3232744/photography/why-photos-says-your-pictures-are-from-an-incorrect-location-and-why-photos-may-display-black-bars.html

 

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy Apple’s HomePod Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-shouldnt-buy-apples-homepod/

 

How to stop ads from following you online

https://www.komando.com/columns/422171/how-to-stop-ads-from-following-you-online

 

What Are Progressive Web Apps?

https://www.howtogeek.com/342121/what-are-progressive-web-apps/

 

Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies

Farmers across the country are fighting John Deere's repair monopoly—and winning.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kzp7ny/tractor-hacking-right-to-repair

 

New MacBooks coming in 2018: what to expect

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/02/12/new-macbooks-coming-in-2018-what-to-expect.html

 

Microsoft’s compiler-level Spectre fix shows how hard this problem will be to solve

Investigation of Microsoft's compiler changes show that much of the time, they won't fix Spectre.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/microsofts-compiler-level-spectre-fix-shows-how-hard-this-problem-will-be-to-solve/

 

German court finds fault with Facebook’s default privacy settings

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/13/german-court-finds-fault-with-facebooks-default-privacy-settings/

 

Problem with wireless adapter or access point, says Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/problem-with-wireless-adapter-or-access-point

 

Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Apple's iTunes

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/411-itunes-how-to-tips-tricks-tweaks.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

There’s a New IRS Scam That Targets Your Tax Refund. Here's How to Protect Yourself

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/irs-scam-targets-tax-refund-132222016.html

 

How to Launch a Google Hangout on Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-launch-a-google-hangout-on-your-chromebook

 

AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics will redefine desktop PCs

AMD's unveiling of the Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G that feature built-in Radeon Vega graphics will shake up the entry-level and mid-range desktop PC market.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/amd-ryzen-with-radeon-vega-graphics-will-redefine-desktop-pcs/

 

Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Planned For Release 1 March

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-16.04.4-LTS-Revised-Plan

 

6 Useful Android Settings You Might Not Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/useful-android-settings/

 

Kim's favorite recipe of the week

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/440728/kims-favorite-recipe-of-the-week

 

How to Shrink Your PC Game Files With CompactGUI and Save Drive Space

https://www.howtogeek.com/342016/how-to-shrink-your-pc-game-files-with-compactgui-and-save-drive-space/

 

Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3255289/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-cover-windows-7-with-advanced-threat-service.amp.html

 

Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

And upcoming hardware changes may not be enough to kill off these security bugs

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/14/meltdown_spectre_exploit_variants/

 

How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp iPhone Software

The company is shaking up its development program to focus more on key features and push back others to the following year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/how-apple-plans-to-root-out-bugs-revamp-iphone-software?cmpid%253D=socialflow-twitter-tictoc

 

SignAll is slowly but surely building a sign language translation platform

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/signall-is-slowly-but-surely-building-a-sign-language-translation-platform/

 

How to disable Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-google-chrome-software-reporter-tool

 

How to Protect Your Identity, Personal Data and Property

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/protect-yourself,review-4379.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

What Reviewers Are Saying About AMD's New 'Raven Ridge' PC Chips

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/reviewers-saying-amd-apos-apos-185418384.html

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How Does Android Know a Wi-Fi Network Is Fast or Slow Before I Connect?

https://www.howtogeek.com/342043/how-does-android-know-a-wi-fi-network-is-fast-or-slow-before-i-connect/

 

Smart TVs: Everything You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/smart-tv-faq,review-2111.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=joOetFloV-fIq4VEtkiIMK8jnulcl83x-fSO8khGDZ8DeNNt09NRCOakgil_2CGW&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

5 Ways to Use Natural Language on Your Mac to Get Things Done

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/natural-language-mac/

 

Microsoft makes it easier to preview Windows apps

Without any need to run an Insider build.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/microsoft-windows-app-previews/

 

Is there a drawback to using Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238284/iphone-ipad/is-there-a-drawback-to-using-wifi-calling-on-an-iphone.html

 

Raspberry Pi: The smart person's guide

Everything you need to know about the tiny, ultra-cheap computer that has taken the world by storm.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-the-smart-persons-guide/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

6 Windows 10 Registry Hacks to Optimize Your Windows 10 Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/

 

Apple HomePod

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/354139/apple-homepod?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Microsoft is reportedly shifting its Windows strategy as it tries to outmaneuver Apple and Google

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-10-s-dead-or-alive-2018-2?r=UK&IR=T

 

How to delete collected telemetry data on Windows 10

Windows 10 version 1803 allows you to delete diagnostic data that Microsoft collects about your device — Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-telemetry-data-windows-10/

 

Ring Floodlight Cam review: An excellent choice—if you’re living in Ring’s ecosystem

If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3250641/security-cameras/ring-floodlight-cam-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-01

 

CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION Stop Error on Windows 10/8/7

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/critical_structure_corruption

 

How to surf anonymously the simple way

https://www.komando.com/downloads/437404/how-to-surf-anonymously-the-simple-way

 

Set a Password on Your Wi-Fi Network: How to

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/set-a-password-on-your-wi-fi-network-how-to

 

How to Shrink Your PC Game Files With CompactGUI and Save Drive Space

https://www.howtogeek.com/342016/how-to-shrink-your-pc-game-files-with-compactgui-and-save-drive-space/

 

How to Use Instagram Stories

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/how-to-use-instagram-stories,news-25794.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Chuwi SurBook Mini 2-in-1 Tablet Review and Giveaway

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chuwi-surbook-mini-review/

 

Verizon will begin locking phones to deter thieves

It's not clear when the phones will be unlocked after purchase.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/verizon-locking-phones-temporarily-deter-theft/

 

Fusion Drive or hybrid drive: Which one should you use?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238091/storage/fusion-drive-or-hybrid-drive-which-one-should-you-use.html

 

Why ransomware attacks were so powerful in 2017

Ransomware attacks targeting businesses is up 90%, and the monthly rate of ransomware attacks has increased tenfold in the past two years. Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski explains why.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-ransomware-attacks-were-so-powerful-in-2017/

 

How to Efficiently Share or Send Google Docs via Email

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-google-docs-via-email/

 

Facial-Recognition Systems Struggle to ID Dark-Skinned Women

Facial-recognition systems only misidentified lighter-skinned men 1 percent of the time; that shot up to 35 percent for darker-skinned women, MIT Media Labs finds.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/359143/study-facial-recognition-systems-struggle-to-id-dark-skinne?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Windows 10 is getting its own effortless Bluetooth pairing for devices

Quicker and more convenient pairing

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/2/10/16998598/microsoft-windows-10-bluetooth-pairing-streamlined-support

 

How to set default GPU for apps on Windows 10

If you have a multi-GPU system running Windows 10, you can now manually specify the preferred graphics processor an app should use for performance or to improve battery life.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-gpu-app-windows-10/

 

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

August's latest smart doorbell is impressive, but it's not perfect.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3250256/security-cameras/august-doorbell-cam-pro-2-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-01

 

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in failed to load, Error 0x6D9

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-firewall-advanced-security-snap-failed-load

 

16 Windows 10 tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/columns/438339/16-windows-10-tricks-youll-wish-you-knew-sooner

 

How to Install Linux on a Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/install-linux-chromebook

 

What Is HEVC H.265 Video, and Why Is It So Important for 4K Movies?

https://www.howtogeek.com/342416/what-is-hevc-h.265-video-and-why-is-it-so-important-for-4k-movies/

 

40 Best Firefox Browser Add-Ons

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/304-free-mozilla-firefox-extensions.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

5 Great Apps That Bring Portrait Mode to Any iPhone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apps-portrait-mode-iphone/

 

Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 is a graphics powerhouse

Samsung's incoming Galaxy S9 will be a formidable mobile gaming machine.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/qualcomm-snapdragon-845-benchmarks/

 

Dropbox or iCloud Drive: Which is better for file sharing?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237590/data-center-cloud/dropbox-or-icloud-drive-which-is-better-for-file-sharing.html

 

SoftMaker for Linux Is a Solid Microsoft Office Alternative

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/SoftMaker-for-Linux-Is-a-Solid-Microsoft-Office-Alternative-85018.html

 

How to Handle Meltdown and Spectre on Linux Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/handle-meltdown-spectre-linux-ubuntu/

 

Ford Wants to Sell You a Mileage Plan Instead of New Car

Ford's Canvas vehicle subscription service offers the benefits of owning a car without the long-term commitment.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/359144/ford-wants-to-sell-you-a-mileage-plan-instead-of-new-car?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

VLC 3.0 arrives for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS

https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/09/vlc-3-0-arrives-for-windows-macos-linux-android-ios-android-tv-apple-tv-and-chrome-os/

 

Microsoft’s Making More Changes to the Windows 10 Lifecycle, Extended Support for Some versions

https://www.petri.com/microsofts-making-changes-windows-10-lifecycle-extended-support-versions?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--E4yoqv0ep9N2sllBlgbmfo_ZVSJy8v2wpOgvUOMzUqYhKwf-QzTwTF2_oaldhCLCVSyZmZFSDeE1IFOBx4l7xi4PeVw&_hsmi=60415316

 

Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

This 36-inch soundbar delivers true 5.1-channel surround sound, but you'll need to hear it to decide if Vizio made the right compromises in its effort to hit this price point.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3251728/speakers/vizio-smartcast-sound-bar-sb3651-e6-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-01

 

The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/exception-unknown-software-exception-occurred-application

 

How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10

https://www.komando.com/tips/438224/how-to-remove-unwanted-apps-from-windows-10

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/the-best-desktop-photo-editing-apps/

 

How to Use Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-tutorials

 

How to Fix a Blank White Screen When Setting Up the HomePod

https://www.howtogeek.com/342515/how-to-fix-a-blank-white-screen-when-setting-up-the-homepod/

 

Hackers Can Hijack Samsung, Roku Smart TVs (Report)

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/roku-samsung-smart-tv-flaws-security,news-26580.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Are We Secure From Spectre and Meltdown Yet?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-spectre-meltdown-patches/

 

The best desktop photo-editing apps

These are the tools you need to make your photography truly shine.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/the-best-desktop-photo-editing-apps/

 

Find your Apple devices to be intrusive? Here’s how to turn it down on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237772/security/find-your-apple-devices-to-be-intrusive-heres-how-to-turn-it-down-on-your-mac-iphone-and-ipad.html

 

Five Chromebook hacks that give your laptop surprising new talents

A few tweaks and additions can turn these laptops into indispensable tools.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3252147/computers/five-chromebook-hacks.html

 

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Making the Write Choice

https://www.maketecheasier.com/libreoffice-vs-openoffice/

 

VLC 3.0 Update Supports HDR10, Chromecast Streaming

A brand-new version of the open-source VLC media player is here, and it's a must-download for movie watchers of all kinds—especially 4K enthusiasts.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/359146/vlc-3-0-update-supports-hdr10-chromecast-streaming?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3253572/internet/what-is-cryptojacking-how-to-prevent-detect-and-recover-from-it.html

 

Office 2019 Will Only Run On Windows 10, Shortened Lifecycle

https://www.petri.com/office-2019-will-run-windows-10-shortened-lifecycle?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--E4yoqv0ep9N2sllBlgbmfo_ZVSJy8v2wpOgvUOMzUqYhKwf-QzTwTF2_oaldhCLCVSyZmZFSDeE1IFOBx4l7xi4PeVw&_hsmi=60415316

 

HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

Both are capable of sending high-def video and audio from a source device to a display. So what's the difference?

https://www.techhive.com/article/2030669/laptop-accessories/hdmi-vs-displayport-which-display-interface-reigns-supreme.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-01

 

Best Windows File Explorer Tips and Tricks for Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/file-explorer-trips-tricks-windows-10

 

Shocking look at how much of your data companies are sharing

https://www.komando.com/tips/438386/shocking-look-at-how-much-of-your-data-companies-are-sharing

 

How to Convert Office Files to Google Docs on Your Chromebook

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-convert-microsoft-office-files-to-google-docs-on-your-chromebook

 

How to Set Up the Apple HomePod

https://www.howtogeek.com/342489/how-to-set-up-the-apple-homepod/

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Phones Emitting the Most Radiation

Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:25 pm (PST)

Are you concerned about the latest studies concerning cell phones emitting radiation? If so, check out this chart showing the phones that emit the highest levels of radiation.

http://bit.ly/2ssnlSw

 

Free Media Archiving Workshop

Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:36 pm (PST)

Some of you out there do a lot of work with audio and video media.

Here's an opportunity to attend a free workshop on archiving your media.

http://bit.ly/2ECvdFL

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Mon 1171 2/12/2018

A secure web is here to stay

https://blog.chromium.org/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

 

How to Secure Your Accounts With a U2F Key or YubiKey (I use these)

https://www.howtogeek.com/232360/how-to-secure-your-google-dropbox-and-github-accounts-with-a-u2f-key/

 

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review: The Best Blend of CPU and GPU Performance We’ve Ever Seen

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/263683-amd-ryzen-5-2400g-review-best-blend-cpu-gpu-performance-weve-ever-seen?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Best Home Automation Systems to control your home with your laptop

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-home-automation-systems

 

Closest online free version of Photoshop

https://www.komando.com/downloads/437736/closest-online-free-version-of-photoshop

 

HP Announces Redesigned ZBook, EliteBook 800 Notebooks And New Thunderbolt Dock

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hp-redesigned-zbook-elitebook-new-thunderbolt-dock,36474.html

 

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mirror-smartphone-tablet-tv-164833219.html

 

Advanced Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/advance-excel-shortcuts,news-18040.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

GeckoLinux: A Polished Distro Just Got Smoother

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/GeckoLinux-A-Polished-Distro-Just-Got-Smoother-85054.html

 

Open source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromium and more are influencing PCs

It's been 20 years since the term open source was coined by the Open Source Initiative, and computers haven't been the same since.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3251863/computers/open-source-turns-20-linux-raspberry-pi-chromium.html

 

Microsoft takes aim at Google, Box, Dropbox with OneDrive switch offer

Microsoft has a new OneDrive-for-Business compete offer for organizations which currently use some of its rivals' cloud storage services.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-takes-aim-at-google-box-dropbox-with-onedrive-switch-offer/

 

How to Turn Off Ads on Amazon Fire Tablets

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/turn-off-ads-amazon-fire-tablets

 

25 Best Android Auto Apps for Messaging, Music, and More

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-android-auto-apps/

 

Watch out! macOS High Sierra could format your Time Machine drive using APFS, and that's not good

https://www.macworld.com/article/3240968/storage/watch-out-macos-high-sierra-could-format-your-time-machine-drive-using-apfs-and-thats-not-good.html

 

How to Set Up the Eufy Smart Plug

https://www.howtogeek.com/341274/how-to-set-up-the-eufy-smart-plug/

 

Man Builds Custom 8-Bit CPU From Scratch

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/263677-man-builds-custom-8-bit-cpu-scratch?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Iris software will help protect your Eyes and maintain Eye Health when using the computer

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/iristech-protect-your-eyes-and-maintain-eye-health

 

Everyday essential shortcuts for your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/389474/everyday-essentials-for-your-android

 

Autonomous A70 Ergochair 2, Hands On

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/autonomous-a70-ergochair-2,36483.html

 

South Korea is using 5G to bring you a new Olympic realit...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/south-korea-using-5g-bring-031600151.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_11

 

Avoid This Mac Antivirus Software

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/mac-antivirus-av-test,news-26546.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

We Want These Privacy Sliders In Any Gadget With a Webcam

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1874/we-want-these-privacy-sliders-in-any-gadget-with-a-webcam/

 

Staples has 12 duster cans for $40

Get a jump start on your spring cleaning.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3252161/computers/staples-has-12-duster-cans-for-40.html

 

Hands-On: Kali Linux 2018.1 on the Raspberry Pi Zero W

A new release of Kali Linux is available, and it includes a version for the Raspberry Pi Zero W: I have installed and tested it, here is what I found.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hands-on-kali-linux-2018-1-on-the-raspberry-pi-zero-w/

 

Out-of-the-Box Router Tips: 4 Changes to Make on Your New Router

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/router-tips-wifi-settings

 

How to Use ReactOS, the Open-Source Windows Clone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reactos-open-source-windows-clone/

 

How to power off and restart your iPhone X

Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237747/ios/how-to-power-off-your-iphone-x.html

 

How to Use, Customize, or Disable AutoComplete in LibreOffice Writer

https://www.howtogeek.com/341769/how-to-use-customize-or-disable-autocomplete-in-libreoffice-writer/

 

Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/175089-who-makes-the-most-reliable-hard-drives?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to disable Auto Arrange in folders in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-auto-arrange-windows-10

 

New mobile malware is straight out of a Hollywood spy movie

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/438091/new-mobile-malware-is-straight-out-of-a-hollywood-spy-movie

 

Report: Over 90% Of Domains Are Prone To Domain Name Fraud

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/domains-prone-fraud-dmarc-report,36478.html

 

Here's How to Fully Turn Off Your Bluetooth and WiFi in iOS 11

https://www.popsugar.com/news/iOS-11-Control-Center-WiFi-Bluetooth-Turn-Off-Fully-44063541

 

Asus Chromebox Review: Chrome OS Goes Desktop

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/asus-chromebox,review-4876.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

What to expect from Samsung’s next Galaxy flagships

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/10/what-to-expect-from-samsungs-next-galaxy-flagships/

 

Raspberry Pi add-on lets you build your own AI assistant powered by Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Capable of picking up voice commands from 30 feet away, the Matrix Voice board shares some of the features that helped propel Amazon's Echo smart speaker to success.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-add-on-board-lets-you-build-your-own-ai-assistant-powered-by-amazon-google-and/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

It's time to dump those old iPhones and iPads

The leak of Apple's iBoot source code onto GitHub is likely to turn older devices into a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/its-time-to-dump-those-old-iphones-and-ipads/

 

Chrome OS 64 Arrives: Here Are the New Features

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chrome-os-64-new-features

 

25 Cool DuckDuckGo Bangs That Make Google Search Look Slow

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cool-duckduckgo-bangs/

 

How to quickly and discreetly disable Face ID on the iPhone X

If you quickly want to set your phone so that your face will no longer unlock it, this is what you do.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3236793/ios/how-to-quickly-and-discreetly-disable-face-id-on-the-iphone-x.html

 

What to Do When Your Hard Drive Fails

https://www.howtogeek.com/341268/what-to-do-when-your-hard-drive-fails/

 

Putting Glasses on Praying Mantis Reveals New Form of 3D Vision

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/263599-putting-glasses-praying-mantis-reveals-new-form-3d-vision?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Sticky Notes crashes and has stopped working in Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/sticky-notes-crashes

 

3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you

https://www.komando.com/columns/395687/3-ways-to-search-the-web-without-google-tracking-you

 

Best Memory

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-ram,4057.html

 

Here's How to Fully Turn Off Your Bluetooth and WiFi in iOS 11

https://www.popsugar.com/news/iOS-11-Control-Center-WiFi-Bluetooth-Turn-Off-Fully-44063541

 

Intel's New Mini PC Is a Pint-Sized VR Powerhouse

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/intel-nuc-enthusiast-8-hades-canyon-price-specs,news-26337.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

[Firefox Tip] Always Open Address Bar URLs and Search Box Results in New Tab

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-always-open-address-bar-urls-and-search-box-results-in-new-tab/

 

Full Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi thin client: Here's how it compares with a desktop

One of the more recent uses for the best-selling board is perhaps the most unlikely yet: acting as a full Windows desktop for business.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/full-windows-10-on-a-raspberry-pi-thin-client-heres-how-it-compares-with-a-desktop/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Live: Getting Started with a Raspberry Pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs4eVjTxr-0

 

Surface Pro 4 Flickergate: Here's What's Wrong

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/surface-pro-4-flickergate

 

How to Set Up and Use Kodi: For Beginners

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-up-use-kodi-beginners/

 

iPhone X: Learn all the new touch gestures and commands

Now that there’s no Home button, how do I…?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3235724/iphone-ipad/iphone-x-touch-gestures-and-commands.html

 

Who Is “Scam Likely,” and Why Are They Calling Your Phone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/340192/who-is-scam-likely-and-why-are-they-calling-your-phone/

 

Three Things Wrong And Three Things Right With Apple's New MacBook Pro

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2018/02/10/apple-new-macbook-pro-2018-three-things-wrong/#68d1feed790a

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation

https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

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Sun 1170 2/11/2018

Google Won’t Take Down ‘Pirate’ VLC With Five Million Downloads

https://torrentfreak.com/google-wont-take-down-pirate-vlc-with-five-million-downloads-180206/

 

Privacy-Minded Smart Speaker May Struggle to Get to Know You

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Privacy-Minded-Smart-Speaker-May-Struggle-to-Get-to-Know-You-85099.html

 

The Best Smart Doorbells We Saw at CES 2018

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-smart-doorbells-ces-2018/

 

Best Tablets Under $200

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-cheap-tablets

 

A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disk-read-error-occurred-press-ctrl-alt-del-restart

 

How to Find an iMovie Alternative for Your Windows PC

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/imovie-pc-alternatives,news-17912.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

The Best All-in-One Computers of 2018

An all-in-one (AIO) PC can be a convenient space-saver on your desktop. Our buying advice and roundup of the latest top-reviewed products can help you land one of these sleek machines.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2401541,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9's new DeX Pad

Samsung's upcoming DeX dock will reportedly turn your phone into a touchpad or a virtual keyboard.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/09/samsung-leak-galaxy-s9-dex-pad/

 

HP Launches New Windows Mixed Reality Headset As Part of Latest Commercial VR Push

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/151720/hp-launches-new-windows-mixed-reality-headset-as-part-of-latest-commercial-vr-push?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8jXu3qzEXDodfL3XLb2EgTFgbIWBiCjoMu-0obOwRfKMsXVhdFDgC7cILVq94q9__Nqv4xW4PU0ZrtqrVxjV5vSzSDSQ&_hsmi=60452894

 

Logitech MX Master 2S review: The Flow software lifts this elegant mouse above the rest

Logitech Flow transforms any older notebooks or tablets into productive assistants that you can use alongside your main PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3250085/input-mice/logitech-mx-master-2s-review-with-flow-software.html

 

When does Time Machine delete files that you’ve deleted from your Mac?

Deleting files in from your Mac affects the Time Machine snapshot, but you can go back to an archive.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3241026/macs/when-does-time-machine-delete-files-that-you-ve-deleted-from-your-mac.html

 

[Firefox Tip] Keep Bookmarks Folder Menu Visible to Open Multiple Bookmarks in New Tabs

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-keep-bookmarks-folder-menu-visible-to-open-multiple-bookmarks-in-new-tabs/

 

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for allegedly hijacking supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

WHAT ARE YOUR STAFF UP TO BEHIND YOUR BACK?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/russian-nuclear-scientists-arrested-allegedly-hijacking-supercomputer-mine-bitcoins/

 

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

https://www.komando.com/tips/436448/youve-been-charging-your-smartphone-wrong

 

What Is Google Play Services, and Why Is It Draining My Battery?

https://www.howtogeek.com/193982/why-is-google-services-draining-so-much-battery-on-android/

 

Twitter Is Dying! 7 Alternative Social Networks to Join Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/twitter-alternative-social-networks/

 

Intel Finally Releases Safe-to-Install Spectre Patches

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-spectre-patches-skylake

 

How to download Instagram stories to PC or Mobile

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-instagram-stories

 

Windows Live Messenger Tips & Tricks

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/pictures-story/429-IM-windows-live-messenger-how-to.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Report: Amazon to Roll Out UPS-Like Delivery Service

Amazon reportedly plans to pilot the new service in Los Angeles with third-party merchants. After that, it will be rolled out to more cities and businesses.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359124/report-amazon-to-roll-out-ups-like-delivery-service?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Google explores texting from your browser

A new APK teardown also shows payments and "smart reply" features.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/09/google-browser-based-texting-android-messages/

 

First Ring Daily Live: Sonos, Surface the Windows

https://www.thurrott.com/podcasts/151480/first-ring-daily-live-sonos-surface-windows?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8jXu3qzEXDodfL3XLb2EgTFgbIWBiCjoMu-0obOwRfKMsXVhdFDgC7cILVq94q9__Nqv4xW4PU0ZrtqrVxjV5vSzSDSQ&_hsmi=60452894

 

Report: Windows 10 S could be the default mode for future Windows 10 PCs

A leaked document from Thurrott.com suggests that many users who have started with Windows 10 S stay with Windows 10 S, and that’s good for Microsoft’s app business.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3252103/windows/microsoft-making-windows-10-s-default-with-new-versions.html

 

What to look out for when moving cloud-based files that are stored locally on your Mac

https://www.macworld.com/article/3241025/data-center-cloud/what-to-look-out-for-when-moving-cloud-based-files-that-are-stored-locally-on-your-mac.html

 

[Software Update] Opera 51 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-latest-version/

 

It's time to say 'Welcome to dumpsville Adobe Flash', as new unpatched flaw exploited by criminals

ADOBE PROMISES A PATCH SOMETIME THIS WEEK, BUT IT’S LIVING ON BORROWED TIME.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/unpatched-adobe-flash-flaw/

 

10 handy things you probably don’t know Netflix can do

https://www.komando.com/columns/433927/10-handy-things-you-probably-dont-know-netflix-can-do

 

The Best Way to Cast Movies from Android or iPhone to Your TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/340947/the-best-way-to-cast-movies-from-your-phone-to-your-tv/

 

3 Best Cheap Linux Laptops to Buy in 2018

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-cheap-linux-laptops/

 

The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals Right Now

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-refurbished-laptop-deals

 

Recover lost or forgotten Outlook PST Password with free password recovery tools

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/recover-lost-forgotten-outlook-pst-password

 

Free App Fends Off Ransomware, Comes With Cloud Storage

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/acronis-ransomware-protection-hands-on,news-26560.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Facebook Tests 'Downvote' Option for Flagging Abusive Comments

The function shouldn't be confused with Reddit's downvoting option. It's designed to let users report inappropriate comments as opposed to demoting internet posts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359121/facebook-tests-downvote-option-for-flagging-abusive-commen?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

How to adjust app sound individually on Windows 10

Do you want to adjust the sound level for a particular app or you want lower the system sound only? Then use these steps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/adjust-app-sound-windows-10/

 

We Want These Privacy Sliders In Any Gadget With a Webcam

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1874/we-want-these-privacy-sliders-in-any-gadget-with-a-webcam/

 

Gogogate2 review: Make your dumb garage door smart

Want to add smart capabilities to your garage? You can with Gogogate2!

https://www.imore.com/make-your-garage-door-smart-gogogate2-review

 

What to do when a scam site takes over your Safari homepage

https://www.macworld.com/article/3241024/browsers/what-to-do-when-a-scam-site-takes-over-your-safari-homepage.html

 

Windows 10 face-off: Raspberry Pi thin client vs modern laptop

To demonstrate how well the NComputing's RX300 thin client runs relative to a Windows 10 PC, I captured video of the thin client and my laptop performing the same everyday tasks on Windows 10.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-face-off-raspberry-pi-thin-client-vs-modern-laptop/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Stop dilly-dallying. Block all ads on YouTube

CRYPTOMINERS HIJACK GOOGLE’S DOUBLECLICK AD SYSTEM.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/stop-dilly-dallying-block-ads-youtube/

 

Google's most useful security settings

https://www.komando.com/tips/435219/googles-most-useful-security-settings

 

How to Dock and Undock Toolbars In LibreOffice

https://www.howtogeek.com/341884/how-to-dock-and-undock-toolbars-in-libreoffice/

 

The Raspberry Pi Board Guide: Zero vs. Model A and B

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-board-guide/

 

How to Use Your Fire Tablet

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/fire-tablet-tips-tricks

 

Number or Numeric Lock is not working on Windows 10

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/num-lock-is-not-working-on-windows-10

 

Best & Worst Online Fax Services 2018

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/best-online-fax,review-2124.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Intel Wants to Leverage Optane to Eliminate Local PC Storage Altogether

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/263510-intel-wants-leverage-optane-eliminate-local-pc-storage-altogether?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone In 2018

As more people start to question their dependence on devices, I’m digging my heels in on my flip-phone life.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40522828/this-is-what-its-like-to-not-own-a-smartphone-in-2018

 

Amazon Prime Now Will Deliver Whole Foods Groceries To Your House Soon

https://www.reviewgeek.com/1895/amazon-prime-now-will-deliver-whole-foods-groceries-to-your-house-soon/

 

10 tips and tricks every new HomePod user should know

Just picked up a new HomePod? We've put together 10 tips and tricks that every user should know about Apple's smart speaker!

https://www.imore.com/10-things-every-new-homepod-user-should-know

 

How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone

Many iPhone features are convenient or even important, but this one can literally save your life.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237384/ios/how-to-set-up-medical-id-on-your-iphone.html

 

Raspberry Pi meets Minority Report: This add-on board gives you gesture controls

The Flick is a small pad that detects gestures made above its surface, able to detect swipes and finger movements at a distance of 15cm.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-meets-minority-report-this-add-on-board-gives-you-gesture-controls/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

[HOWTO] Change Your Email Address (or not) Category: Email

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_change_your_email_address_or_not.html

 

The ultimate package that keeps more than burglars out

https://www.komando.com/tips/372744/the-ultimate-package-that-keeps-more-than-burglars-out

 

Is It Safe to Buy Used GPUs From Cryptocurrency Miners?

https://www.howtogeek.com/342079/is-it-safe-to-buy-used-gpus-from-cryptocurrency-miners/

 

The Best Computer Security and Antivirus Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-security-antivirus-apps/

 

THE LAST SCAN

Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16973914/tvs-crt-restoration-led-gaming-vintage

 

15 companies building futuristic AR smart glasses

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/get-smart-about-smart-glasses-here-are-15-companies-building-futuristic-ar-eyewear/

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