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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 3/3/2018 1190
Fri 3/2/2018 1189
Thur 3/1/2018 1188
Wed 2/282018 1187
Tue 2/27/2018 1186
Mon 2/26/2018 1185
Sun 2/25/2018 1184

Sat 1190  3/3/2018

OLD MODEM, NEW INTERNET.

https://hackaday.com/2018/02/26/old-modem-new-internet/

 

For this iPhone clone maker, it's all about survival

Leagoo's S9 is a blatant copy, but the reasons it exists are fascinating.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/03/for-this-iphone-clone-maker-its-all-about-survival/

 

Do You Think Robots Are the Cause of Unemployment?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/robots-cause-unemployment/

 

8 Amazon Fire Tablet Tips You Must Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-fire-tablet-tips/

 

Intel SSD 760p Review: The New NVMe Value Leader

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-760p-ssd-review,5435.html

 

Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing

https://lifehacker.com/use-google-chrome-s-task-manager-to-figure-out-what-s-s-1823227377

 

Apple issues advice on how to spot App Store and iTunes phishing scams

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/apple-issues-advice-on-how-to-spot-app-store-and-itunes-phishing-scams-19645.html#new_tab

 

PI ZERO GPIO EXPANDER TUTORIAL

Access the GPIO pins on a Pi Zero from your PC, or double the available GPIOs on a Pi 3!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-zero-gpio-expander/

 

20 Best Tips to Stay Anonymous and Protect Your Online Privacy

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/180485-the-ultimate-guide-to-staying-anonymous-and-protecting-your-privacy-online

 

MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/mit-study-shows-how-much-driving-for-uber-or-lyft-sucks/

 

Create shorter, easier to remember URLs

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/443281/create-shoter-easier-to-remember-urls

 

Easier Bluetooth Pairing is Finally Coming to Android and Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/343859/apple-style-bluetooth-quick-pairing-is-coming-to-android-and-windows/

 

Biggest DDoS Attack on Record Hits Github (DDoS attacks you when you're unable to get to a web site you frequent)

The IT infrastructure that powered Wednesday's attack is ripe for abuse, security firms say.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359610/biggest-ddos-attack-on-record-hits-githu

 

Firefox 59 will prevent data leaks with improved private browsing sessions

Upcoming versions of Firefox will cut down on information shared with websites in private browsing mode.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/firefox-59-will-prevent-data-leaks-with-improved-private-browsing-sessions/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The first Android Go phones blend low prices with lots of promise

They just might change the way the developing world experiences Android.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/01/android-go-hands-on-faq/

 

11 Tips for iOS 11’s New Screenshot Capabilities

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ios11-screenshot-tips/

 

Everything You Need to Know About WPA3 and Wi-Fi Security

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wpa3-wifi-security/

 

Cooler Master Launches MasterBox Q300 Line Of Micro-ATX Cases

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/cooler-master-masterbox-q300-micro-atx-cases,36605.html

 

How to Take Steps Toward a Paperless Office

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-steps-toward-a-paperless-office-1823328014

 

Financial Cyber Threat Sharing Group Phished

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/financial-cyber-threat-sharing-group-phished/

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAGPI MAGAZINE 67

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/important-magpi-67/

 

Report: AMD’s CPU Market Share Steadily Climbing

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/264853-independent-research-shows-amds-cpu-market-share-steadily-climbing

 

Micropodcasting? Facebook tries Voice Clip status updates

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/facebook-voice-clip-status/

 

Save time taking care of your plants with this cool app

https://www.komando.com/apps/437118/save-time-taking-care-of-your-plants-with-this-cool-app

 

How to Print or Save a Directory Listing to a File in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/98064/how-to-print-or-save-a-directory-listing-to-a-file/

 

Your Amazon Deliveries Are Being Photographed

Amazon Logistics Photo on Delivery allows customers to see a photo of where their delivery has been left.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359612/your-amazon-deliveries-are-being-photographed

 

Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Is the old favorite finally on its way out?

Nevertheless the speed with which Windows 10 has been adopted has been slower than Microsoft initially anticipated.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-vs-windows-7-is-the-old-favorite-finally-on-its-way-out/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon faces criticism for being 'complicit' with counterfeiters

"The reputation you've built goes down the toilet," says Elevation Lab's founder.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/02/amazon-elevation-labs-criticism-countrefeit/

 

How to Prioritize Facebook’s News Feed to See What Matters to You

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prioritize-facebook-news-feed/

 

What is Ubiquiti UniFi, and How Can It Fix Your Wi-Fi Woes?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubiquiti-unifi-wifi-explained/

 

FSP CMT510 Tempered-Glass Case Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fsp-cmt510-tempered-glass-case,5432.html

 

Fix Your Touch Bar With This App

https://lifehacker.com/fix-your-touch-bar-with-this-app-1823463782

 

PETOI: A PI-POWERED KITTY CAT

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/petoi-a-pi-powered-kitty-cat/

 

Windows 10 quick tips: 8 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/microsoft-windows/windows-10-quick-tips-8-ways-to-speed-up-your-pc.html

 

IBM Ships Robotic Head to the International Space Station

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/264847-ibm-ships-cimon-watson-enabled-robotic-head-international-space-station

 

Google’s new YouTube Stories feature lets you swap out your background (no green screen required)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/googles-new-youtube-stories-feature-lets-you-swap-out-your-background-no-green-screen-required/

 

Public wants big tech companies regulated

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443843/public-wants-big-tech-companies-regulated-sat

 

How to Record Macros and Automate Tiresome Tasks In Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/343965/how-to-record-macros-and-automate-tiresome-tasks-in-microsoft-word/

 

MWC 2019 Will Be Full of 5G Phones

While 2018's Mobile World Congress may not have had a lot of breakthrough consumer gadgets, that will change next year.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359576/mwc-2019-will-be-full-of-5g-phones

 

How to turn on automatic updates in macOS

An out-of-date system is a vulnerable one. Here's how to keep your macOS device updated the easy way: automatically.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-on-automatic-updates-in-macos/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Rylo 360-degree video camera now works with Android

The compact device lets you edit and direct from your smartphone.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/02/rylo-360-camera-android/

 

Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ffmpeg-commands-media-file-conversions/

 

How to Control Your Arduino Using JavaScript

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/control-arduino-using-javascript/

 

New Carrier-Based Authentication System Seeks To Replace SMS 2FA

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/carrier-authentication-system-sms-2fa,36602.html

 

How to Install Software on Linux

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-software-on-linux-1822447190

 

Raspberry Pi Turnkey

https://github.com/schollz/raspberry-pi-turnkey

 

3D Printer Monitoring with Alexa and Arduino

https://www.hackster.io/Milesnash_/3d-printer-monitoring-with-alexa-and-arduino-024292

 

How to Create Amazing Videos With Your Drone

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/264742-creating-pro-quality-videos-drone

 

UK and Australian governments now use Have I Been Pwned

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/02/uk-and-australian-governments-now-use-have-i-been-pwned/

 

6 ways to disinfect your tech and keep colds and flu away

https://www.komando.com/tips/438286/6-ways-to-disinfect-your-tech-and-keep-colds-and-flu-away

 

How to Change the DNS Server on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/204672/how-to-change-the-dns-server-on-a-chromebook/

 

Twitter: We Know the Platform Is Toxic, Please Help Us Fix

Jack Dorsey wants ideas for how best to measure Twitter's 'conversational health.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359600/twitter-we-know-the-platform-is-toxic-please-help-us-fix

 

How to set up a mobile hotspot with Windows 10

It's easy to turn your Windows 10 system into a mobile hotspot. This illustrated walk-through shows how it's done.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-a-mobile-hotspot-with-windows-10/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

RED and Sharp team up on 8K monitor technology

8K is clearly sharper than 4K on a 70-inch TV, says DP Phil Holland.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/02/red-and-sharp-8k-monitor/

 

This engineer built a facial recognition gadget to notify him when his cat wants to come inside

http://uk.businessinsider.com/engineer-builds-cat-facial-recognition-device-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

 

HackSpace magazine

https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/

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Fri 1189  3/2/2018

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: March 2

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-march-2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--G30O5FHY2qRKfxLlkqtFRdh-htBRD8RfkfYgw_6yyGswNJezKNHWGm-Nbx_Z8J1cuDcgeANub4vnNRmbeAUntjK4ypg&_hsmi=61076559

 

Detection dogs take a bite out of cybercrime

https://www.komando.com/tips/443246/detection-dogs-take-a-bite-out-of-cybercrime

 

ECS Durathon 2 A320AM4-M3 Motherboard Review

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ecs-durathon-2-a320am4-m3-motherboard,5405-3.html

 

How To Adjust Column Size in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/344125/how-to-adjust-column-size-in-microsoft-word/

 

Survey: Few Americans Are Taking Proper Password Security Precautions

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/survey-comes-password-security-americans-taking-proper-precautions/

 

How to Watch Free Live TV on Android TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-live-tv-android-tv/

 

Watch out, cyber criminals are using fake FBI emails to infect your computer

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is warning of a new malware campaign aimed at infecting victims with weaponized attachments.

https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/68538/cyber-crime/fbi-emails-ransomware-campaign.html

 

Xbox One’s Spring Update to Bring 1440p Support, New Mixer Features

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/153340/xbox-ones-spring-update-bring-1440p-support-new-mixer-features?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--G30O5FHY2qRKfxLlkqtFRdh-htBRD8RfkfYgw_6yyGswNJezKNHWGm-Nbx_Z8J1cuDcgeANub4vnNRmbeAUntjK4ypg&_hsmi=61076559

 

How to Use the Amazon App's AR Shopping Feature

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-the-amazon-apps-ar-shopping-feature-1823362595

 

The HDMI 2.1 low-down: Don't dump your legacy cables

If you have quality HDMI cables, they'll likely pass muster for the new HDMI 2.1 standard, as might some of your gear.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3252040/components/the-hdmi-21-low-down-dont-dump-your-legacy-cables.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-01

 

Millions of Fortune 500 email credentials found on the dark web

https://www.scmagazine.com/millions-of-fortune-500-email-credentials-found-on-the-dark-web/article/740568/

 

10 Awesome Things You Can Do with a Virtual Reality Headset

https://www.maketecheasier.com/things-to-do-with-vr-headset/

 

Reddit, Tumblr Push to Preserve Net Neutrality Via #OneMoreVote

Tomorrow, sites like Reddit and Vimeo will display homepage alerts that direct visitors 'to flood the Senate with messages in support' of net neutrality.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359480/reddit-tumblr-push-to-preserve-net-neutrality-via-onemorev

 

BEC scams surge, cybercriminals target nearly all organizations

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/02/01/bec-scams-surge/

 

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

https://www.komando.com/columns/442687/10-ways-to-fix-your-home-wi-fi-problems

 

AMD Rising: CPU And GPU Market Share Growing Rapidly

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-cpu-gpu-market-share,36592.html

 

How to Install and Set Up Eufy Lumos Wi-Fi Smart Bulbs

https://www.howtogeek.com/343720/how-to-install-and-set-up-eufy-lumos-wi-fi-smart-bulbs/

 

10 Cybersecurity Threats Facing The Oil And Gas Industry

https://www.chem.info/article/2018/01/10-cybersecurity-threats-facing-oil-and-gas-industry

 

8 Microsoft Store Errors and How to Fix Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-microsoft-store-errors/

 

OCR: Take Action to Avoid Becoming a Cyber Extortion Victim

Agency Offers List of Steps to Take to Mitigate the Risk

https://www.govinfosecurity.com/ocr-take-action-to-avoid-becoming-cyber-extortion-victim-a-10623

 

Microsoft is Helping Intel Distribute its Firmware Updates

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/153331/microsoft-helping-intel-distribute-firmware-updates?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--G30O5FHY2qRKfxLlkqtFRdh-htBRD8RfkfYgw_6yyGswNJezKNHWGm-Nbx_Z8J1cuDcgeANub4vnNRmbeAUntjK4ypg&_hsmi=61076559

 

Watch Over 600 Classic Warner Bros. Films on This Streaming Service 

https://lifehacker.com/watch-over-600-classic-warner-bros-films-on-this-strea-1823356796

 

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

Sure, you could buy a Nest Learning Thermostat and call it a day. But there are so many smart thermostats to choose from. We'll help you pick the right one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3206565/thermostats/best-smart-thermostat.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-01

 

Most ecommerce sites fail to protect consumers from phishing attacks

https://www.thepaypers.com/digital-identity-security-online-fraud/most-ecommerce-sites-fail-to-protect-consumers-from-phishing-attacks/771739-26

 

Heart Disease Can Be Determined by Google Algorithm

https://www.maketecheasier.com/heart-disease-google-algorithm/

 

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts

Opponents of the FCC's order are planning to fight back in court. Democrats are also trying to reverse the repeal in Congress.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359405/net-neutrality-ends-in-april-unless-congress-acts

 

How to prepare for the future of digital extortion

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/01/30/digital-extortion/

 

iTunes axed by some Apple products

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443371/itunes-axed-by-some-apple-products

 

Nvidia Unlikely To Unveil 2018 Graphics Cards At GDC, GTC

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-turing-graphics-architecture-delayed,36603.html

 

How to Print or Save a Directory Listing to a File in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/98064/how-to-print-or-save-a-directory-listing-to-a-file/

 

Half of Orgs Hit with Ransomware in 2017

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/half-of-orgs-hit-with-ransomware/

 

14 Tips to Save Time in Microsoft Excel

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-tips-save-time-microsoft-excel/

 

Utilities ill-Equipped To Face Increasingly Disparate Cybersecurity Threat

  - 100% of survey respondents say their cybersecurity function is not fit for purpose

  - Utilities struggle to monitor their digital ecosystem more than all other sectors

  - 85% of respondents say they don’t have a robust incident response program

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/study-research/utilities-ill-equipped-face-increasingly-disparate-cybersecurity-threat/

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Restrict Windows Update from Using Internet Connection Bandwidth

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-restrict-windows-update-from-using-internet-connection-bandwidth/

 

How to Give Your Old T-Mobile Router New Features

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-give-your-old-t-mobile-router-new-features-1823336496

 

How to Create Your Own Private Photo Sharing Cloud

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/264548-diy-how-to-create-private-photo-sharing-cloud

 

Eight ways you can prevent Phishing and Identity Theft by cyber criminals

http://threatbrief.com/eight-ways-can-prevent-phishing-identity-theft-cyber-criminals/

 

Pick Up Where You Left Off Using “Continue on PC” for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/continue-on-pc-for-windows10/

 

uTorrent Bug Allows Malicious Webpages to Control the Software

The problem mainly affects uTorrent Web, the newer version of the popular BitTorrent client, which contains a serious remote code execution bug.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359367/utorrent-bug-allows-malicious-webpages-to-control-the-softwa

 

Adaptive Phishing Kit

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Adaptive+Phishing+Kit/23299/

 

FTC’s warning to read the fine print before using VPN apps

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443373/ftcs-warning-to-read-the-fine-print-before-using-vpn-apps

 

Here’s What’s Driving Up Prices For High-Capacity PSUs

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/why-high-capacity-psu-prices-are-rising,36593.html

 

Bluetooth 5.0: What’s Different, and Why it Matters

https://www.howtogeek.com/343718/whats-different-in-bluetooth-5.0/

 

MIND-BLOWING COST OF GLOBAL CYBERCRIME EVERY 60 MINUTES

https://www.rsa.com/en-us/products/fraud-prevention/cybercrime-every-60-minutes

 

7 Reasons Your Smartphone Has Slow Internet Speeds

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-slow-internet-speed-smartphone/

 

Diverting Employees’ Payroll Direct Deposits: The Latest Wave of Phishing Scams

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=75685deb-06fc-4e47-a696-44843104f866

 

[Guide] Things to Do After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/guide-things-to-do-after-installing-feature-update-in-windows-10/

 

CBS Sports HQ Streams Sports News All Day, for Free

https://lifehacker.com/cbs-sports-hq-streams-sports-news-all-day-for-free-1823327282

 

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S9, and Yes, It Has a Headphone Jack

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/264655-samsung-unveils-galaxy-s9-yes-headphone-jack

 

Meltdown-Spectre: Malware is already being tested by attackers

Malware makers are experimenting with malware that exploits the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-malware-is-already-being-tested-by-attackers/

 

What Is the Ultimate Performance Feature in Windows 10?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ultimate-performance-feature-windows10/

 

McAfee CEO: Cybersecurity Attacks Don't Go Away, They Morph

At MWC, Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm also argues that the feds should think of the 5G buildout like they did roads and railroads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359488/mcafee-ceo-cybersecurity-attacks-dont-go-away-they-morph

 

Tax Phishing Time

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Tax+Phishing+Time/23295/

 

New Android malware will record your calls then blackmail you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443715/new-android-malware-will-record-your-calls-then-blackmail-you

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Thur 1188  3/1/2018

[Windows 10 Tip] Enable “Controlled Folder Access” Protection in Windows Defender

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-enable-controlled-folder-access-protection-in-windows-defender/

 

What Is Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and How to Upgrade

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-pro-for-workstations/

 

The Moon Will Get 4G in 2019

Vodafone and Nokia team up to get a 4G signal where there are no smartphones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359529/the-moon-will-get-4g-in-2019

 

Phone-cracking firm advertises that it can unlock any iPhone

THE FBI HAS CELLEBRITE’S NUMBER.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/phone-cracking-firm-advertises-can-unlock-iphone/

 

Archos' 'Hello' smart displays are powered by Google Assistant

They arrive this summer in 7- and 8.4-inch form.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/01/archos-hello-smart-displays/

 

Microsoft Soundscape Helps Those with Vision Impairments Explore the World

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/153295/microsoft-soundscape-helps-vision-impairments-explore-world?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8M2kdqaKEzl8Z8_vm1y06bXaC-3h3QtPux0EjenKU6vw-b5V3A6yFlfvFu1P2ugR9W1DgL_-pjIk--P9wLaU5qJq2dPA&_hsmi=61046577

 

Samsung takes the crown back from Apple as a new report claims the new Galaxy S9 display is better than the iPhone X (SSNLF, AAPL)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-takes-crown-back-apple-141104918.html

 

How to Set Up and Use Kodi: For Beginners

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

 

How to update Microsoft Surface Dock firmware

Microsoft's Surface Dock occasionally receives firmware updates, and you can manually download and install them using the Surface Dock Updater. Here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-update-microsoft-surface-dock-firmware

 

Free tool to edit PDF files

https://www.komando.com/downloads/442483/free-tool-to-edit-pdf-files

 

Bullitt is turning smartphones into toolboxes

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/bullitt-is-turning-smartphones-into-toolboxes/

 

Apple confirms it uses Google's cloud for iCloud

  - The collaboration is around storing iCloud users' data. There's no indication Apple is also relying on Google for additional computing work.

  - Google's cloud websites don't contain references to its business from Apple.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/apple-confirms-it-uses-google-cloud-for-icloud.html

 

Why Building a Gaming PC Is a Terrible Idea Right Now

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-building-gaming-pc-terrible-idea-right-now/

 

Form W-2 data thefts are rocketing, warns FBI

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/form-w-2-data-thefts-are-rocketing-warns-fbi-19626.html#new_tab

 

Best Buy Is Closing All 250 Mobile Stores on May 31

Thinning margins and a higher cost of operations are being blamed for the decision.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359573/best-buy-is-closing-all-250-mobile-stores-on-may-31

 

US carriers testing replacement for two-factor authentication

Mobile security is about to become more robust.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/01/us-carriers-testing-replacement-for-two-factor-authentication/

 

Surface Laptop Update Improves Battery Reliability

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/153292/surface-laptop-update-improves-battery-reliability?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8M2kdqaKEzl8Z8_vm1y06bXaC-3h3QtPux0EjenKU6vw-b5V3A6yFlfvFu1P2ugR9W1DgL_-pjIk--P9wLaU5qJq2dPA&_hsmi=61046577

 

Daylight Savings 2018: When do US clocks go forward and why do we have it?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/daylight-savings-2018-clocks-forward-195400028.html

 

The 10 Most Overlooked Windows 10 Features

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/overlooked-windows-10-features/

 

Three years later, is the Surface 3 still worth your time?

The Surface 3 is still Microsoft's latest non-pro Surface 2-in-1. How is it holding up three years after it first released?

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-3-2018

 

Dangerous malware targeting Adobe Flash for Windows, Macs, and Chrome OS

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443712/dangerous-malware-targeting-adobe-flash-for-windows-macs-and-chrome-os

 

Microsoft advances several of its hosted artificial intelligence algorithms

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/microsoft-advances-several-of-its-hosted-artificial-intelligence-algorithms/

 

The American Midwest is quickly becoming a blue-collar version of Silicon Valley

https://qz.com/1212875/the-american-midwest-is-quickly-becoming-a-blue-collar-version-of-silicon-valley/

 

Can the Stylus Completely Eliminate the Need for a Mouse?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/can-stylus-eliminate-mouse/

 

Web Analytics Tools Can Scoop Up Your Password

The problem involves 'session replay' scripts and other analytic tools that can record how you interact with a website, according to Princeton University researchers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359482/web-analytics-tools-can-scoop-up-your-password

 

Hacking these IoT baby monitors is child’s play, researchers reveal

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/family/hacking-iot-baby-monitors-childs-play-researchers-reveal/#new_tab

 

How to avoid problems installing the Windows 10 Redstone 4 (version 1803)

Use these tips to avoid problems and go through a smooth process installing the Windows 10 Redstone 4 Update coming this spring.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-redstone-4-version-1803/

 

How to Calibrate a Game Controller in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103910-calibrate-game-controller-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Hides 1M Pages in 'Right to be Forgotten' Battle

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10292/google-hides-1m-pages-right-be-forgotten-battle

 

7 Niche Windows Desktop Utilities You Must Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-desktop-utilities/

 

How to Edit a PDF

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261437-editing-pdf-files

 

Your private browsing isn’t as private as you want it to be

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443453/your-private-browsing-isnt-as-private-as-you-want-it-to-be

 

Dropbox to add native G Suite integration in new partnership with Google

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/dropbox-to-add-native-g-suite-integration-in-new-partnership-with-google/

 

Easier Bluetooth Pairing is Finally Coming to Android and Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/343859/apple-style-bluetooth-quick-pairing-is-coming-to-android-and-windows/

 

How to Open Ports and Set Up Port Forwarding on Your Router

https://www.maketecheasier.com/port-forwarding-router/

 

Report: Apple Repair Center Inundating 911 With Calls

Since October, devices from one California Apple repair facility have placed 1,600 erroneous calls to 911, taking precious time away from real emergencies.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359438/report-apple-repair-center-inundating-911-with-calls

 

Tor pedo's torpedo torpedoed: FBI spyware crossed the line but was in good faith, say judges

Playpen pervert fails to convince appeals court

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/24/tor_fbi_hacking_appeal/

 

Cord-cutters are basically killing satellite TV

https://www.fastcompany.com/40538069/cord-cutters-are-basically-killing-satellite-tv

 

Windows 10: Get Fonts from Microsoft Store in Windows 10  

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103141-get-fonts-microsoft-store-windows-10-a.html

 

Amazon Still Wants to Open Your Front Door

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10293/amazon-still-wants-open-your-front-door

 

5 Things You Should Know When Switching to Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/things-know-switching-to-linux/

 

Khronos Brings Vulkan to macOS, iOS, After Apple Refuses to

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/264694-khronos-brings-vulkan-macos-ios-apple-refuses

 

New tool allows the government to unlock your phone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/443488/new-tool-allows-the-government-to-unlock-your-phone

 

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent, According To Experts

If you see these on your teen's phone, it's time for a talk.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-apps-every-parent-needs-to-know-about-according-to-experts_us_5a95972de4b036ab0142f50d?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313

 

Get Rid of the Annoying Microsoft OneDrive Sign In Popup

https://www.howtogeek.com/342550/get-rid-of-the-annoying-microsoft-onedrive-sign-in-popup/

 

How to Combine Two or More Excel Spreadsheets

https://www.maketecheasier.com/combine-excel-spreadsheets/

 

Forget Plex and Kodi, Try Emby Instead

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forget-plex-kodi-try-emby/

 

[Fix] Windows 10 Automatically Deleting Thumbnails Cache

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-automatically-deleting-thumbnails-cache/

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Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/amazon-is-buying-smart-doorbell-maker-ring/

 

Buying a Used Graphics Card? What to Watch For

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/used-gpu-warning,36579.html

 

How to Disable a User Account in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-user-account-windows10/

 

View Image for Google Images extension for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/18/view-image-for-google-images-extension-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

18 Creative Photography Ideas for Beginners to Improve Their Skills

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/creative-photography-ideas-beginners/

 

How Do I Get the Windows 10 Creators Update 1709 to Install?

Every Windows 10 update should just work. Unfortunately, for some, they just don't.

https://askleo.com/get-windows-10-creators-update-1709-install/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JKuojKiKH3dfbL

 

MrMobile: There's nothing quite like the Surface Book 2 (video)

The follow up to the original Surface Book only grows my love for Microsoft's homegrown line of laptop/tablet hybrids.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mrmobile-theres-nothing-quite-surface-book-2

 

Bluetooth 5.0: What’s Different, and Why it Matters

https://www.howtogeek.com/343718/whats-different-in-bluetooth-5.0/

 

Is Google quietly laying the groundwork for Android’s demise?

http://bgr.com/2018/02/28/google-flutter-beta-release-fuchsia/

 

How to use iCloud Keychain: The guide

Learn how to use Apple's iCloud Keychain to keep passwords, credit card details, Wi-Fi logins and other critical data safe, as well as create and recall complex passcodes.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3254183/apple-mac/how-to-use-icloud-keychain-the-guide.html

 

Disable iCloud Before You Get Rid of Your Mac

https://lifehacker.com/disable-icloud-before-you-get-rid-of-your-mac-1823425930

 

7 best podcast apps for Android and iPhone

https://www.komando.com/tips/442257/7-best-podcast-apps-for-android-and-iphone

 

McAfee Brings Voice-Activated Security to Amazon Alexa

The McAfee Secure Home Platform Skill for Amazon Alexa lets the digital assistant manage your network security through a McAfee-enabled router.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359370/mcafee-brings-voice-activated-security-to-amazon-alexa

 

Compulab Launches Kickstarter For Its GTX 1080-Powered Fanless Mini-PC

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/compulab-kickstarter-airtop2-inferno-fanless-pc,36590.html

 

How a Motherboard Works

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-motherboard-works/

 

Ubuntu wants to collect more diagnostic data

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/16/ubuntu-wants-to-collect-more-diagnostic-data/

 

These Programs Slow Down Your Windows 10 Boot

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/programs-slow-windows-10-boot/

 

How Do I Back Up My Outlook.com Email?

Outlook.com accounts are hacked into and lost every day. I'll review a couple of techniques that ensure you won't lose email or contacts if it happens to you.

https://askleo.com/back-up-outlook-com-email/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JKuojKiKH3dfbL

 

Windows 10 'Timeline' is truly useful, but its success is uncertain

Timeline is a new feature coming in the next Windows 10 update that lets users resume activities across devices up to 30 days in the past, but its success will rely on what developers support it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-timeline-seriously-useful-feature-its-success-will-depend-developer-support

 

After rising for 100 years, electricity demand is flat. Utilities are freaking out.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the latest to be caught short.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/2/27/17052488/electricity-demand-utilities

 

Samsung says it’s going to stop pumping out features and start making devices good instead

http://bgr.com/2018/02/27/samsung-galaxy-s9-is-it-worth-buying/

 

iOS 11.3: How to use Apple's iPhone Battery Health tool

What is the new Battery Health tool, why is it there and how do you use the new feature?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3253631/apple-ios/ios-11-3-how-to-use-apples-iphone-battery-health-tool.html

 

Surprise! The Equifax Hack Affected Millions More People Than Previously Disclosed

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/surprise-the-equifax-hack-affected-millions-more-peopl-1823427395

 

Six tech hacks you need in your life

https://www.komando.com/columns/389100/six-tech-hacks-you-need-in-your-life

 

First-Gen Apple TV Loses Access to iTunes in May

Apple classes the first Apple TV devices as obsolete and will drop support on May 25.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359459/first-gen-apple-tv-loses-access-to-itunes-in-may

 

WD Announces Fast NVMe Storage For IoT Devices, Maybe An In-House Controller

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-pc-sn720-pc-sn520,36582.html

 

A.I. Being Considered to Fix the Fake News Problem

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ai-fix-fake-news-problem/

 

How to install optional updates on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/15/how-to-install-optional-updates-on-windows-10/

 

The Best YouTube Tricks and Tips for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/youtube-tricks-tips-android/

 

How Should I Encrypt the Data on My Laptop?

Protecting data on your computer is key. I'll look at three common encryption methods.

https://askleo.com/encrypt-data-laptop/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JKuojKiKH3dfbL

 

Shorter Commands

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/shorter-commands

 

Warren Buffett loves Apple because consumers are psychologically attached to the iPhone

https://qz.com/1216371/warren-buffett-loves-apple-because-consumers-are-psychologically-attached-to-the-iphone/

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

What the internet is saying about iPhone X

What the online world is saying about iPhone X, the big questions and the big concerns and other exclusive data

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3253330/apple-ios/what-the-internet-is-saying-about-iphone-x.html

 

How to Disable Facebook's Facial Recognition Feature

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-disable-facebooks-facial-recognition-feature-1823400295

 

Test how much Spectre and Meltdown hurt your PC

https://www.komando.com/tips/442679/test-how-much-spectre-and-meltdown-hurt-your-pc

 

The Best Wireless Range Extenders of 2018

Bring your home's Wi-Fi dead zones back to life with a wireless range extender. Here's what you need to know about boosting your network along with our top-rated reviews of desktop and plug-in extenders.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353474/the-best-wireless-range-extenders

 

Lenovo Dishes On 3D XPoint DIMMS, Apache Pass In ThinkSystem SD650

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-xd-xpoint-dimm-lenovo-thinksystem,36573.html

 

Safari Not Working on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/safari-not-working-iphone/

 

How Overheated Is the GPU Market in 2018?

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/264688-gpu-market-overheated-amd-nvidia

 

What Is Quad9 DNS and Is It Better Than OpenDNS?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quad9-dns-overview/

 

Bitcoin 'creator' slapped with $10 billion lawsuit

Craig Wright is being sued by the estate of his former business partner.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/27/bitcoin-craig-wright-lawsuit/

 

You can use a VPN to battle ISP net neutrality abuse

The FCC's butchery of net neutrality has become law, and people are turning to virtual private networks to preserve their privacy and access.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/you-can-use-a-vpn-to-battle-isp-net-neutrality-abuse/

 

How to Check if Your Password Has Been Stolen

https://www.howtogeek.com/343947/how-to-check-if-your-password-has-been-stolen/

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-enable-disable-driver-updates-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

[Important Fix] Windows 7 With No (or Incompatible) Antivirus Not Receiving New Updates

https://www.askvg.com/important-fix-windows-7-with-no-or-incompatible-antivirus-not-receiving-new-updates/

 

Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/heres-how-to-get-android-apps-running-on-your-laptop-1823353447

 

Best program to clean up your browser’s cookies, tracks and more

https://www.komando.com/downloads/603/safely-clean-unwanted-files-from-your-pc-2

 

Samsung Galaxy S9

https://www.pcmag.com/review/359365/samsung-galaxy-s9

 

Deepcool Reveals New Frameless Smart RGB Case Fans

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/deepcool-mf120-rgb-frameless-fans,36589.html

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Do you take photos with a digital camera or your cell/smartphone? How are dedicated digital camera sales affected?

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Preview: The 2018 Flagships Have Arrived

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/153034/samsung-galaxy-s9-preview-2018-flagships-arrived?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_6WO1rRoK4rxU-DkamaAL8csFEFoaNE4Jj4i6Rox7mES45xjUkKpO4rAz3OMs13y1_4n3l11WudIkLjEfyTV-UOu1s3Q&_hsmi=60947782

 

Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts

Opponents of the FCC's order are planning to fight back in court. Democrats are also trying to reverse the repeal in Congress.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359405/net-neutrality-ends-in-april-unless-congress-acts

 

How to Use a Chromecast as a Quick Information Dashboard

https://www.howtogeek.com/343767/how-to-use-a-chromecast-as-a-quick-information-dashboard/

 

Facebook SMS spam risks spoiling adoption of 2FA

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebook-sms-spam-risks-spoiling-adoption-2fa/

 

Back to basics Part 2 – Managing Users on a Debian base system

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/20/back-to-basics-pt-2-managing-users-on-a-debian-base-system/

 

Chat happens: Your guide to 10 group-chat services

If you’re still relying on conference calls or IM, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Workplace, Stride and six other chat providers have to offer.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3019939/collaboration/your-guide-to-10-group-chat-services.html

 

How to reset your Apple ID password and gain control of your account

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/reset-apple-id-password-gain-111018829.html?_fsig=tGm2wNTrgjZCL1LFj1BgBA--

 

Microsoft starts selling Lumia Windows phones again

Probably your last chance to buy a Lumia if you’re a fan

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/2/26/17054324/microsoft-lumia-windows-phones-store-sales

 

Bill Gates’ Thoughts on the Government Forcing Tech Companies to Unlock Phones

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bill-gates-government-forcing-unlock-phones/

 

Court rules against AT&T, closing FTC regulation loophole

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/26/court-rules-against-att-closing-ftc-regulation-loophole/

 

Shell Scripting and Security

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/shell-scripting-and-security

 

The present and future of online banking

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/feature/the-present-and-future-of-online-banking-485441

 

Explained: Windows 10 Upgrade: is Recovery Drive Upgraded as well?

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10290/explained-windows-10-upgrade-recovery-drive-upgraded-well

 

How to Edit and Organize Your Images With the New macOS Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/edit-organize-images-macos-photos/

 

20 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching

Here's how to make the most of your streaming experience.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/326289/20-netflix-tips-to-boost-your-binge-watching

 

How to Check if Your Password Has Been Stolen

https://www.howtogeek.com/343947/how-to-check-if-your-password-has-been-stolen/

 

Apple fixes 'killer text bomb' vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

PROVIDED YOU’RE UP-TO-DATE YOU NO LONGER FEAR TELUGU TEXTS.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/apple-fixes-killer-text-bomb-vulnerability-new-update-ios-macos-watchos-tvos/

 

Patch My PC Updater 4.0 review

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/19/patch-my-pc-updater-4-0-review/

 

What to expect from Apple this spring

iOS 11, iPads, iPhone SE, AirPower, and a software update to let HomePods play in stereo seem likely as Apple's Q3 looms.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257784/apple-ios/what-to-expect-from-apple-this-spring.html

 

Apple will keep repairing your vintage iMacs in a new pilot program

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-vintage-imacs/

 

Tech sector frets it could face fallout if Microsoft case erodes privacy protections\

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/article202445629.html

 

Do You Think Smart Speakers Can Be Trusted?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/do-you-trust-smart-speakers/

 

Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/amazon-is-buying-smart-doorbell-maker-ring/

 

Ubuntu Linux and Bash as a Windows Program!

An Ubuntu Bash shell as a Windows app? Fantastic! Here's how to proceed.

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/ubuntu-linux-and-bash-windows-program

 

Skype security flaw 'ignored' by Microsoft could let hackers into your computer

If exploited by an attacker, the flaw could give a local unprivileged user full access to the system level rights

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/skype-security-flaw-ignored-by-microsoft-could-let-hackers-into-your-computer-485234

 

Windows XP and Vista Lose iTunes Store Access

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10291/windows-xp-and-vista-lose-itunes-store-access

 

3 Reasons Your Wireless Dongle Performance Sucks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-wireless-dongle-performance-sucks/

 

Tesla Will Install Charging Stations for Free at Your Workplace

The Workplace Charging program aims to keep up with recharging demand as Tesla sells more electric vehicles.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359420/tesla-will-install-charging-stations-for-free-at-your-workpl

 

How to See What Packages and Mail You Have Coming Before It Arrives

https://www.howtogeek.com/342441/how-to-see-what-packages-and-mail-you-have-coming-before-it-arrives/

 

How a Bitcoin phishing gang made $50 million with the help of Google AdWords

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/bitcoin-phishing-million-google-adwords/#new_tab

 

Encrypt your DNS traffic with Simple DNSCrypt for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/19/encrypt-your-dns-traffic-with-simplednscrypt-for-windows/

 

6 Mac tips that will make you more productive

Apple designs its products so users can be productive from the moment they power their hardware up. These six handy Mac hints will let you do even more.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256291/apple-mac/6-mac-tips-that-will-make-you-more-productive.html

 

Chrome OS could be getting containers for running Linux VMs

Chrome developers are working on project Crostini to bring containers for running Linux VMs on Chrome OS.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/chrome-os-could-be-getting-containers-for-running-linux-vms/

 

Logitech MX Master 2S vs. Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse: Which $100 mouse is worth it

If you're looking for a premium productivity mouse for your PC, look no further than the Logitech MX Master 2S and the Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse. But only one comes out on top.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3253255/input-mice/logitech-mx-master-2s-vs-microsoft-surface-precision-mouse.html

 

How to Easily Backup, Restore, and Manage Files With Coolmuster Android Assistant

https://www.maketecheasier.com/coolmuster-android-assistant/

 

T-Mobile promises 30 '5G-ready' cities this year, but no actual 5G

Real service will have to wait until early 2019.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/27/t-mobile-will-prep-30-cities-for-5g-in-2018/

 

Windows 10: Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/17159-add-safe-mode-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

ARM unveils processor design with dedicated machine learning capabilities

An attempt at making its chips the standard platform for machine learning in mobile and internet of things devices

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/arm-unveils-processor-design-with-dedicated-machine-learning-capabilities-485227

 

Best Android antivirus? The top 12 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 12 measure up in protection, usability and features.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3234769/mobile-security/best-android-antivirus-the-top-12-tools.html

 

Is Vivaldi the Best Browser for Your Raspberry Pi?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/vivaldi-best-browser-raspberry-pi/

 

SkyBell HD

https://www.pcmag.com/review/359328/skybell-hd

 

How to Use Both Outlet Receptacles with a Bulky Smart Plug

https://www.howtogeek.com/342389/how-to-use-both-outlet-receptacles-with-a-bulky-smart-plug/\\

 

“Killer text bomb” crashed iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/killer-text-bomb-crashed-iphones-ipads-macs-and-apple-watches-19609.html#new_tab

 

Microsoft removing Windows Apps with "Windows" in name is a mistake

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/19/microsoft-removing-windows-apps-with-windows-in-name-is-a-mistake/

 

Mac: What does 'System Scan is Recommended' mean?

If you ever receive the 'System Scan is Recommended' message on your Mac, it's a scam. Here's how to handle it and prevent your system from becoming infected.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3255625/apple-mac/mac-what-does-system-scan-is-recommended-mean.html

 

Nvidia's GTX 2070 and 2080 cards could be unveiled next month, launch late April

https://www.techspot.com/news/73456-nvidia-new-geforce-cards-rumored-arrive-next-month.html

 

Wait times for replacement iPhone batteries are actually getting longer

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-store-wait-times-for-replacement-iphone-batteries-are-getting-longer-barclays-2018-2

 

How to Access Linux Virtual Machines Remotely Over VNC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-linux-virtual-machines-over-vnc/

 

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Researchers have developed a material more energy-dense than lithium-ion.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/27/energy-storage-breakthrough-could-boost-ev-range-and-slash-charg/

 

Windows 10: Enable or Disable Changing Mouse Pointers in Windows 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104600-enable-disable-changing-mouse-pointers-windows.html

 

WINDOWS 10 REDSTONE 4 (VERSION 1803): THE 7 BEST HIDDEN FEATURES

These are the 7 features and improvements you probably didn't know will be available with Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone 4).

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-redstone-4-version-1803-hidden-features/

 

Using Artificial Intelligence to Rebalance the Cyber Criminal Advantage

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3257644/security/using-artificial-intelligence-to-rebalance-the-cyber-criminal-advantage.html

 

WINDOWS 10 REDSTONE 4 (VERSION 1803): THE 7 BEST HIDDEN FEATURES

These are the 7 features and improvements you probably didn't know will be available with Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone 4).

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-redstone-4-version-1803-hidden-features/

 

10 Budget Arduino Star Wars Projects You Can Make Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/budget-arduino-star-wars-projects/

 

SanDisk's New MicroSD Cards Are Too Fast for Your Phone

The new A2 MicroSD cards will make adoptable portable storage feel like local storage on Android phones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359490/sandisks-new-microsd-cards-are-too-fast-for-your-phone

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Getting Started With Linux and Ubuntu

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-beginners-guide/

 

The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter

https://www.eff.org/the-false-teeth-of-chromes-ad-filter

 

Friendly warnings left in unsecured Amazon S3 buckets which expose private data

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/02/22/unsecured-amazon-s3-buckets-expose-private-data/#new_tab

 

10 Common Facebook Problems & Errors and How to Fix Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-facebook-problems-errors/

 

Microsoft is distributing security patches through insecure HTTP links

Stefan Kanthak, reporting on the Bugtraq mailing list, shows how Microsoft’s own security patch download links are based on HTTP, not HTTPS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256304/microsoft-windows/microsoft-is-distributing-security-patches-through-insecure-http-links.html

 

HOW TO ENABLE AND USE CHROME EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-enable-and-use-chrome-experimental-features/

 

How to Use Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-virtual-desktop-windows10/

 

Check your passwords against the Pwned Passwords database

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/22/check-your-passwords-against-the-pwned-passwords-database/

 

How to run a free background check on yourself

https://www.komando.com/tips/442169/how-to-run-a-free-background-check-on-yourself

 

Almost Half of Parents Say Their Kid Is Addicted to Tech

Half of parents recently surveyed said they are at least 'somewhat concerned' that their child's mobile device usage is negatively affecting their mental health.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359402/almost-half-of-parents-say-their-kid-is-addicted-to-tech

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: February 23

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-february-23?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--oSYA-XHYwepuuVcK5BTQH9IHMf1T7DHUPGjVk_lt8KLtBn_ERbQSUAkt63pf8tczooeYaPHwIU49Uw6hQMmMLTJJHbA&_hsmi=60902290

 

Progressive Web Apps (PWA): What they are, and what they mean for Microsoft

In my latest video, I break down what are PWAs, why Microsoft is embracing Google's technology, and what it means for the Microsoft Store and Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-are-progressive-web-apps-video

 

Security teams turn to AI to fight hackers

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/security-teams-turn-to-ai-to-fight-hackers-485650

 

Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/264391-researchers-develop-file-system-dna-based-storage

 

Apple Prepping Huge 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, Cheaper Model

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-plus-rumors,news-26684.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=pxWm5WnJYsaNXIMGNQsVysv5ECR7nJ1wCRBbvAIQe1Vm1ARvXbYukQG2eTOcRK48

 

10 Popular Storage-Hogging Android Apps and Their Alternatives

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/popular-storage-android-apps-alternatives/

 

Hold your breath, avoid the snake oil, and get Windows updated

We’ve gone five whole days without a new Windows or Office patch. The latest ones have a few identified problems, but for most people now’s the right time to get the January patches installed.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3253293/microsoft-windows/hold-your-breath-avoid-the-snake-oil-and-get-windows-updated.html

 

LEARN TO BROWSE THE INTERNET MORE ANONYMOUSLY

https://www.pcmech.com/article/learn-browse-internet-anonymously/

 

How to Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-bootable-ubuntu-usb-windows/

 

Use Chrome's Task Manager to find out which site or extension slows it down

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/21/use-chromes-task-manager-to-find-out-which-site-or-extension-slows-it-down/

 

Protect yourself against phishing scams with this essential browsing tool

https://www.komando.com/downloads/419164/protect-yourself-against-phishing-scams-with-this-essential-browsing-tool

 

How to Replace Your iPhone Battery

With about 30 minutes, $25, and a few tools, you can breathe new life into an aging iPhone.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359199/how-to-replace-your-iphone-battery

 

Microsoft Introducing Multi-Instance Support for UWP Apps in Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/152854/microsoft-introducing-multi-instance-support-for-uwp-apps-in-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--oSYA-XHYwepuuVcK5BTQH9IHMf1T7DHUPGjVk_lt8KLtBn_ERbQSUAkt63pf8tczooeYaPHwIU49Uw6hQMmMLTJJHbA&_hsmi=60902290

 

Photos companion is the fastest way to bring your Android photos to Windows 10

Microsoft Garage has created a great way to manage photos across devices.

https://www.windowscentral.com/photos-companion-fastest-way-bring-your-android-photos-windows-10

 

How to stay anonymous online

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/how-to-stay-anonymous-online-485652

 

25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/223282-25-best-android-tips-to-make-your-phone-more-useful

 

Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Deals

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-samsung-galaxy-s9-deals,news-26670.html

 

7 Ways You Can Help Save YouTube From Itself

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-help-save-youtube/

 

Multiple vulnerabilities in 7-Zip. Get it updated now!

The venerable, now vulnerable, zipping/unzipping utility 7-Zip needs your attention. Here’s how to see if you have a bad version, and what to do about it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252031/microsoft-windows/multiple-vulnerabilities-in-7-zip-get-it-updated-now.html

 

5 LESSER KNOWN WEB BROWSERS WORTH CHECKING OUT

https://www.pcmech.com/article/5-lesser-known-web-browsers-worth-checking-out/

 

Software Roundup: 7 Utilities to Get the Most Out of Your USB Drives

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software-roundup-usb-drive-utilities/

 

Router Default Passwords for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/22/router-default-passwords-for-windows/

 

Facebook Live Magic Button

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-live-magic-button

 

Need Help Starting a Podcast? Try Anchor 3.0

Launched Thursday, the redesigned app lets you create a podcast with just your phone – no pricey, complicated audio equipment necessary.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359390/need-help-starting-a-podcast-try-anchor-3-0

 

How to Choose Default Apps to Open Files with in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5507-choose-default-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

Nest says it has sold over 11 million devices since 2011

Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz says his smart home company has sold more than 11 million devices since it was founded.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nest-says-it-has-sold-over-11-million-devices-since-2011/

 

Bad News is the game teaching you about fake news

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/bad-news-is-the-game-teaching-you-about-fake-news-485570

 

Massdrop: Nvidia Expects GPU Prices to Rise Through Q3 2018

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/264576-massdrop-nvidia-expects-gpu-prices-rise-q3-2018

 

Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8: Here’s What’s New

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s9-vs-galaxy-s8-specs,review-5175.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=f0Aw_oh4IT4i5yOnHMZOTvRrOssxU7HYYwvhNV1gQUL7fM9m5fWQxoQytmyWrN2w

 

7 Reasons Why VPNs Might Die Out by 2020

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-vpn-might-die/

 

ANDROID INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Oreo

Six months after Oreo's release, how have Android device-makers done at getting the upgrade into users' hands? A sobering but important analysis.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257607/android/android-upgrade-report-card-oreo.html

 

INTEL’S ANNOUNCED SECURITY PLANS LEAVE A LOT TO BE DESIRED

https://www.pcmech.com/article/intels-announced-security-plans-leave-lot-desired/

 

Useful Security and Privacy Tips for Google Home and Amazon Echo Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/security-privacy-tips-google-home-echo/

 

Dark Reader dark theme extension for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/21/dark-reader-dark-theme-extension-for-firefox/

 

Best Linux Distribution

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/best-linux-distribution

 

5 Ways Customer Service Will Change by 2022

Gartner Research breaks down the ins and outs of future support mechanisms.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/359321/5-ways-customer-service-will-change-by-2022

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32236-enable-disable-windows-defender-pua-protection-windows-10-a.html

 

Hive View Camera review:

Hive's new camera is stylish, no strings attached

https://www.cnet.com/products/hive-view-camera/review/

 

Google's Project Zero discloses Edge browser bug after Microsoft didn't fix it in time

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/googles-project-zero-discloses-edge-browser-bug-after-microsoft-didnt-fix-it-in-time-485566

 

How Does AMD’s New Ryzen 5 2400G Fare Against Intel in GPGPU Compute?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/264515-amds-new-ryzen-5-2400g-fare-intel-gpgpu-compute

 

iPhone X Plus Display Leaked: Here's What It Looks Like

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-x-plus-rumors-display,news-26678.html

 

Pantheon Explained: A Look at the Minimalist Elementary OS Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pantheon-explained-elementary-os-desktop/

 

Mailchimp continues to be abused sending fake invoice malware

https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/mailchimp-continues-to-be-abused-sending-fake-invoice-malware/

 

LA Times homicide website throttles cryptojacking attack

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/la-times-website-cryptojacking-attack/#new_tab

 

3D-Printable Clip-On Turns Smartphone Into Powerful Microscope

https://www.geek.com/science/3d-printable-clip-on-turns-smartphone-into-powerful-microscope-1731881/

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Sun 1184 2/25/2018

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with more proactive Windows Update

https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/23/microsoft-releases-new-windows-10-preview-with-more-proactive-windows-update/

 

6 Best Arduino Alternative Microcontrollers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-arduino-alternative-microcontrollers/

 

Which Is Better: Shutting Off Your PC or Putting It to Sleep?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pc-shutdown-or-sleep/

 

Disney Can't Stop Redbox Selling Movie Download Codes

Judge denies Disney's injunction request and agrees that the company is guilty of copyright misuse.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359376/disney-cant-stop-redbox-selling-movie-download-codes

 

Block YouTube Channels, Videos and comments with Video Blocker

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/25/block-youtube-channels-videos-and-comments-with-video-blocker/

 

UK Government announces tool to detect and block extremist videos

https://www.grahamcluley.com/uk-government-announces-tool-detect-block-extremist-videos/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 BRINGS MULTI-INSTANCE SUPPORT FOR APPS

Microsoft Store apps will support multiple instances starting with Windows 10 version 1803.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-version-1803-multi-instance-apps/

 

Reolink RLC-422W home security camera review: Affordable, nearly vandal-proof outdoor security

With crystal clear video, 100-feet of night vision, and customizable motion alerts, this dome-style camera delivers peace of mind at a wallet-friendly price.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3254690/security-cameras/reolink-rlc-422w-home-security-camera-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-22

 

5 smartphone accessories you didn't know you needed

https://www.komando.com/tips/442320/5-smartphone-accessories-you-didnt-know-you-needed

 

How Microsoft changed the Surface Pro conversation from a tablet- to laptop-focus

2018 marks five years for Microsoft's Surface Pro. In that time Surface has gone from "the tablet than can replace your laptop" to "the most versatile laptop?"

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-surface-pro-went-tablet-can-replace-your-laptop-most-versatile-laptop

 

Windows 10 on ARM to Launch with 3 PCs on 14 Carriers

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/152729/windows-10-arm-launch-3-pcs-14-carriers?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--hiM9xpn0X26Al6zRnqR2-jYmo8jyrSbs_xGRHniUkD7QsnWjx0RQDQUJoZND1s4x1bOYOvcctac0U5ifQgnCWp0K5qw&_hsmi=60846829

 

New non-security patches arrive for Win10 1607 and 1703; 1709 update likely soon

In yet another demonstration of the demise of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released new cumulative updates for both Win10 1607 and 1703 on Thursday. A similar update for 1709 is likely due soon.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257745/microsoft-windows/new-non-security-patches-arrive-for-win10-1607-and-1703-1709-update-likely-soon.html

 

Microsoft Details Anti-Malware Cloud-Based System

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10287/microsoft-details-anti-malware-cloud-based-system

 

Intel will launch 5G-powered laptops in 2019

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/intel-will-launch-5g-powered-laptops-in-2019-485852

 

This Is How Your Browser Compromises Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/browser-compromises-privacy/

 

How to Use the New “My People” Feature in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-my-people-feature-windows10/

 

The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks of 2018

Is your phone, tablet, or laptop on its last legs before day's end? We've tested scores of power banks to tell you which ones will give you the biggest boost when you're out of juice.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/351446/the-best-battery-packs-for-your-phone

 

Firefox 60: HTTPS upgrade for Mixed Content

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/24/firefox-60-https-upgrade-for-mixed-content/

 

Salon website gives you a choice: turn off your ad blocker or let us mine cryptocurrencies

IT WANTS TO USE YOUR COMPUTER’S RESOURCES TO MAKE THEM MONEY.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/salon-website-gives-choice-turn-off-ad-blocker-let-us-mine-cryptocurrencies/

 

How to see what’s taking up space on a hard drive on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These are our favorites.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3253952/home-tech/best-alexa-smart-home-devices.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-22

 

Common scams to take your money and how to avoid them

https://www.komando.com/tips/437762/common-scams-to-take-your-money-and-how-to-avoid-them

 

Why Microsoft made Windows 10 S an OS 'mode' instead of a version

Windows 10 S is turning into a mode that runs on Windows 10 Home and Pro instead of being its own version. Here's what that means, and what's changing.

https://www.windowscentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-windows-10-s-mode-change

 

Fall Creators Update Surges to 85 Percent Usage Share

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/152712/fall-creators-update-surges-85-percent-usage-share?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--hiM9xpn0X26Al6zRnqR2-jYmo8jyrSbs_xGRHniUkD7QsnWjx0RQDQUJoZND1s4x1bOYOvcctac0U5ifQgnCWp0K5qw&_hsmi=60846829

 

Intel releases more Meltdown/Spectre firmware fixes, Microsoft feints an SP3 patch

Intel says it has most -- but not all -- of the buggy Meltdown/Spectre firmware patches in order. While Microsoft announces but doesn’t ship a firmware fix for the Surface Pro 3.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257225/microsoft-windows/intel-releases-more-meltdownspectre-firmware-fixes-microsoft-feints-an-sp3-patch.html

 

Website Highlights Unpublished Drug Trials

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10288/website-highlights-unpublished-drug-trials

 

Samsung breaks ground in extreme ultraviolet processor tech

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/samsung-breaks-ground-in-extreme-ultraviolet-processor-tech-485851

 

4 Linux VOIP Alternatives to Skype

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-voip-alternatives-skype/

 

How to Fix a “Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered” Error

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-display-driver-stopped-responding-and-has-recovered-error/

 

Talk to Your Nest Cam IQ With Google Assistant

Just say 'OK Google,' followed by a question or command like 'make it warmer.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359363/talk-to-your-nest-cam-iq-with-google-assistant

 

Search across all Firefox tabs with Search Multi Tabs

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/23/search-across-all-firefox-tabs-with-search-multi-tabs/

 

Exclusive: Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/id-protection-services-fail-basic-security,news-26606.html

 

Chrome's pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks

It's also out for Windows 2-in-1 devices, so long as the you have access to the developer channel.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/24/chrome-pull-to-refresh-chromebooks-windows-2-in-1/

 

Evodesk XE Pro sit/stand desk review: A smart addition to any home office

A motorized lift and a plethora of customization options are the highlights of this inexpensive workstation.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3256034/home-tech/evodesk-xe-pro-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-22

 

[AskVG Giveaway] Free Full Version of HD Video Converter Factory Pro to All

https://www.askvg.com/askvg-freebies/

 

How to Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3548-enable-disable-disk-write-protection-windows.html

 

Hands On: Beta PWA Support in Chrome OS

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/152784/hands-beta-pwa-support-chrome-os?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--m4HYm4Sn009KvGMRvbzxFx8fAaTYetgcoSVbAj_eU1bMMtwZAywToYwX-SRDwxaMaDNs-UxsHLBGIsYXy_sjGWxxz7g&_hsmi=60887890

 

Buggy Win10 1709 cumulative update KB 4074588 redlining, bluescreening, borking USB

The February patch for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, has drawn criticism and problem reports of many shades, from many corners.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256218/microsoft-windows/buggy-win10-1709-cumulative-update-kb-4074588-redlining-bluescreening-borking-usb.html

 

Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8: Here’s What’s Changed

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s9-vs-galaxy-s8-specs,review-5175.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=VDkn-kW7mqQAP6pd6-Mj6ACLSAitshpL87jOAuHRDK6UyvA7_Wb_2WMgYO7iLc7u

 

Global smartphone sales drop for first time since records began

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/global-smartphone-sales-drop-for-first-time-since-records-began-485850

 

5 Screen Capture Training Video Tips Using ActivePresenter

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/screen-capture-video-tips/

 

IOTransfer: Easily Manage Your iOS Device in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/iotransfer-iphone-transfer-software/

 

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2018

Have a larger home with Wi-Fi dead zones? A multi-node system might be a better solution than a traditional wireless router and extenders. Here's what you need to know along with the top-rated reviews.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/350795/the-best-wi-fi-mesh-network-systems

 

How to open Gigabyte-sized text files on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/02/22/how-to-open-gigabyte-sized-text-files-on-windows/

 

Isis could easily dodge the UK's AI-powered propaganda blockade

Training an AI to automatically block Isis propaganda will have an impact on its spread – but thousands of videos will slip through

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/isis-propaganda-home-office-algorithm-asi

 

Intel’s Bringing 5G to Windows 10 PCs Next Year, Here’s Why It Matters

https://www.petri.com/intels-bringing-5g-windows-10-pcs-next-year-heres-matters?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--m4HYm4Sn009KvGMRvbzxFx8fAaTYetgcoSVbAj_eU1bMMtwZAywToYwX-SRDwxaMaDNs-UxsHLBGIsYXy_sjGWxxz7g&_hsmi=60887890

 

How to create an easy screen recording in macOS

If you're looking for the easiest way to create screen recordings in macOS, everything you need is built right in. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-an-easy-screen-recording-in-macos/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

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.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3197573/speakers/best-soundbars.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-02-22

 

How Computers Work, from code.org, Khan Academy, and BillG hisself

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/how-computers-work-from-code-org-khan-academy-and-billg-hisself/

 

How to Turn On or Off Pause Updates in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/73441-turn-off-pause-updates-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

How to fix iCloud sync in seconds

Here's what to do when your contacts or calendar events don't sync between devices.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2916476/apple-ios/how-to-fix-icloud-sync-in-seconds.html

 

Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone X: Which Flagship Should You Buy?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s9-vs-iphone-x,review-5167.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=gDShRilDVSGCmpSihw5nq8uykrNuV_Nn_TCLU7JzIEfDiMFfkhLjBQPyh5tBIfX9

 

Hackers could 'weaponise AI', with devastating consequences

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/hackers-could-weaponise-ai-with-devastating-consequences-485651

 

The 10 Most Overlooked Windows 10 Features

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/overlooked-windows-10-features/

 

Cat S61 phone packs the hottest thermal-imaging tech around

https://www.cnet.com/videos/cat-s61-phone-packs-the-hottest-thermal-imaging-tech-around/

 

Make Your Own Remote Control for Google Home and Chromecasts

https://www.hackster.io/shiva-siddharth/make-your-own-remote-control-for-google-home-and-chromecasts-3206be

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Comments by -- Bob Primak --

FYI#1183 (Fri 2/24/2018)

(NOTE: I have just tried switching my Chromebook from Gallium OS (Xubuntu derivative) to Fedora 27 Xfce spin. So far there are issues, but about the same level of frustration as Gallium OS. I switched because the Fedora kernel is more up to date and probably more secure than the Gallium OS kernel. I may switch back because I am not liking Fedora and its software as well as the more familiar repositories and installation methods of Gallium OS.  Chrome OS is still in there, and I should probably update it once in awhile.)

 

T-Mobile sued after porting man's number to thieves who stole his cryptocurrency

My carrier relies entirely on information which can be gotten from public sources. No separate PIN. What do you expect from a pay as you go third-tier company?

 

How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

VLC Player (the desktop app, not the UWP Windows Store App) does have this capability for most CDs and DVDs. Not much of anyone else will do this for free.

 

How to fix broken USB install damaging your Linux dual boot

I don't suppose anyone runs integrity checks (at least getting a hash output) before using USB installers anymore, do they? Not that this would catch all reasons why USB installers sometimes crap out midstream. I have a live Linux USB or two, plus Clonezilla backups (just made one of my new Fedora Chromebook Linux install) along with gParted Live, just in case anything bad happens.  Antivirus scanning and regular backups and data archiving are just as important for Linux users as for Windows users. More so if you like to experiment with Linux. (I also made a recovery drive for Chrome OS OEM for my Chromebook, in case things really go south.)

 

Why Does NVIDIA Store Gigabytes of Installer Files On Your Hard Drive?

Windows Disk Cleanup probably does not touch this as it's a third-party cache. But CCleaner as noted in the article, can be set up to clear away these files. One of the few reasons to still use a disk cleanup utility in Window

s 10.

Ransomware is ‘not a lightning strike’

Actually, it's a lot like lightning. Contrary to popular myth, lightning prefers to strike the same places over and over.

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