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Sat 1218  3/31/2018

Add a microSD card slot to any iPhone with this Lexar accessory

http://bgr.com/2018/03/31/microsd-card-reader-for-iphone-amazon-prime/

 

How to run Windows apps on the Raspberry Pi

This article and the video above provide a step-by-step guide on how to use ExaGear Desktop to install and run the Windows apps on your Pi.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-get-windows-apps-running-on-the-raspberry-pi/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Stupid Geek Tricks: How to Fake a Web Page Screenshot (without Photoshop)

https://www.howtogeek.com/347188/stupid-geek-tricks-how-to-fake-a-web-page-screenshot-without-photoshop/

 

3 Under-$500 PC Builds for Playing Games Like Fortnite

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-fortnite-pc-builds,5539.html

 

This download gives you the power to edit audio for free

https://www.komando.com/downloads/447714/this-download-gives-you-the-power-to-edit-audio-for-free

 

It's spring! Let's talk smart outdoor tech

Read on to discover the latest smart home gadgets for your yard.

https://www.cnet.com/news/its-spring-lets-talk-outdoor-tech/

 

3 Reasons to Buy Apple Inc.'s 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Instead of the New 9.7-Inch iPad

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-reasons-buy-apple-inc-003600980.htmlhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-reasons-buy-apple-inc-003600980.html

 

Who Is Afraid of More Spams and Scams?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-is-afraid-of-more-spams-and-scams/

 

Raspberry Pi Media Center: How to Install Kodi on Raspbian

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-kodi-raspbian-media-center/

 

Google Researchers Just Made Computers Sound Much More Like People

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/266603-google-researchers-made-computers-sound-much-like-people

 

Exclusive: AT&T LTE Hits 537Mbps in Chicago

AT&T's public deployment of Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) lets Galaxy S8 and S9 phones reach scorching speeds in the heartland. Here's what it really means for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360113/exclusive-at-t-lte-hits-537mbps-in-chicago

 

Czech Republic extradites suspected Russian hacker to the US

He is accused of breaking into LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/30/czech-republic-extradites-suspected-russian-hacker-to-the-us/

 

10 Ways to tell if that email is legitimate...or not

https://www.scmagazine.com/10-ways-to-tell-if-that-email-is-legitimateor-not/article/754459/

 

The real threat to Facebook is the Kool-Aid turning sour

Who wants to work on a weapon?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/30/loose-lips-sink-apps/

 

1Password Review: For the Apple Faithful (PC version too)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/1password,review-3765.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=1xzBhWj42WRykKCcQse5fFEAOGf1ej7GAp-ylVWK03l64LVvOY1eV5NrQ-pqvn_2

 

What’s the Best Online Backup Service?

https://www.howtogeek.com/347545/whats-the-best-online-backup-service/

 

Intel NUC 8 VR (NUC8i7HVK) Review: Core i7, AMD Vega Meet in Hades Canyon

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-hades-canyon-nuc-vr,5536.html

 

5 hacks the pros use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/columns/406839/5-hacks-the-pros-use-time-and-time-again

 

What to know before you buy vintage-style LED light bulbs

A new crop of LED light bulbs wants to combine modern technology with old-school looks. Here's what to look for as you pick one out.

https://www.cnet.com/news/vintage-style-led-light-bulb-roundup/

 

Richard Branson: Government regulation of Facebook 'makes sense'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/richard-branson-government-regulation-facebook-makes-sense-144625742.html

 

Flash, Windows Users: It’s Time to Patch

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/flash-windows-users-its-time-to-patch/

 

How Your Data on Facebook Is Collected and Used to Win Elections

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-data-influence-elections/

 

Critical VPN Security Flaw Leaks Customer IP Addresses

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/266671-critical-vpn-security-flaw-leaks-customer-ip-addresses

 

7 Movies Shot on an iPhone

Indie directors aren't the only ones using their phones to make movies.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360161/7-movies-shot-on-an-iphone

 

Apple's iPad Has Just Delivered The Killer Blow To Android Tablets

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2018/03/31/apples-ipad-has-just-delivered-the-killer-blow-to-android-tablets/#2a1e80803249

 

Ransomware Is Only Going to Get Worse: Four Trends to Watch

https://www.scmagazine.com/ransomware-is-only-going-to-get-worse-four-trends-to-watch/article/753438/

 

Walmart may be acquiring Humana, says report

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/30/walmart-may-be-acquiring-humana-says-report/

 

What to Do If Your Facebook Account Is Hacked

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/facebook-account-hacked-what-to-do,news-25267.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=Ht82C5aZG5HiDwhpm4BGpWVh8x3vIJyBSKI9CwHZ1lGc2W84m-ewRFtGTjH7Sjay

 

Your MyFitnessPal Account Was Almost Certainly Hacked, Change Your Password Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/your-myfitnesspal-account-was-almost-certainly-hacked-change-your-password-now/

 

Windows 7 Suffers ‘Total Meltdown’ Thanks To Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-7-total-meltdown-patch,36765.html

 

Get certified refurbished electronics on the cheap

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/413029/get-certified-refurbished-electronics-on-the-cheap

 

How to set up a smart garden

Use technology to make growing your own veggies easier.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-set-up-a-smart-garden/

 

The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is small, cheap and sweet

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitbit-versa-smartwatch-small-cheap-sweet-201800899.html

 

University Networks Become Fertile Ground for Cryptomining

Sixty percent of cryptomining detections in a Vectra study occurred on higher-education networks.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/university-networks-become-fertile-ground-for-cryptomining-/d/d-id/1331399

 

Apple’s macOS 10.13.4 brings full external GPU support to recent MacBooks

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2018/03/31/apples-macos-10-13-4-brings-full-external-gpu-support-to-recent-macbooks/feed/

 

The Best Online Backup Services of 2018

Whether it's an accidental deletion or a hard drive failure, data loss occurs more often than you might think.The best way to protect yourself is with an online backup plan. We tested the top services to help you decide on the right one.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp

 

Firefox to ape Chrome and add anti-ad filter in 2018

Mozilla, in a new 2018 roadmap, plans to follow Google's lead by adding an ad filter to its Firefox browser this fall.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3266285/web-browsers/firefox-to-ape-chrome-and-add-anti-ad-filter-in-2018.html

 

Apple iOS 11.3 Release: Should You Upgrade?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/03/31/apple-ios-11-3-release-should-you-upgrade/#50c936af340a

 

How to Select Desktops to Show Open Windows in ALT+TAB in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4764-select-desktops-show-open-windows-alt-tab-windows-10-a.html

 

Knitting machines power up with computer-generated patterns for 3D shapes

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/31/knitting-machines-power-up-with-computer-generated-patterns-for-3d-shapes/

 

MyFitness Pal Breach Hits 150 Million: What to Do Now

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/myfitness-pal-data-breach,news-26885.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=3mRmYDlVBLbc17g-fmiD7oIu9Enbk3Ngk59A1tFXYIhUIzoKe9dFRqpY61r-9VA2

 

Up Next Shows Your Calendar Appointments in the macOS Menu Bar

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/up-next-shows-your-calendar-appointments-in-the-macos-menu-bar/

 

MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review: MicroATX to the Max

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-x299m-gaming-pro-carbon-ac-micro-atx-motherboard,5462.html

 

Warning! Dangerous email could be waiting in your inbox

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/447761/warning-dangerous-email-could-be-waiting-in-your-inbox

 

Forget the glowing skull: Intel's $1,000 mini-PC is incredible

It's the smallest VR gaming rig we've ever seen.

https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-hades-canyon-nuc-preview/#ftag=CADf328eec

 

Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Chief Finally Caught

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10310/billion-dollar-cyber-crime-chief-finally-caught

 

US Election Swing States Score Low Marks in Cybersecurity

C and D grades for Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Ohio, SecurityScorecard assessment shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/us-election-swing-states-score-low-marks-in-cybersecurity/d/d-id/1331397

 

PC Mag called this VPN “outstanding” — and at this price, we can see why

https://thenextweb.com/offers/2018/03/31/pc-mag-called-this-vpn-outstanding-and-at-this-price-we-can-see-why/

 

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (most Raspberry's use heatsink and some cases have small fans, just like the big brother computers)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/360033/raspberry-pi-3-model-b

 

Microsoft to finally retire Windows 10 1511 in two weeks

The company also plans to end support for 1607 to users of Windows 10 Home and Pro.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265753/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-finally-retire-windows-10-1511-in-two-weeks.html

 

Apple iOS 11.3 Release: Should You Upgrade?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/03/31/apple-ios-11-3-release-should-you-upgrade/#33949d62340a

 

Turn On or Off Use sign-in info to auto finish setting up device and restart apps after update or restart in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49963-use-sign-info-auto-finish-after-update-restart-windows-10-a.html

 

5 awesome new iPhone features in iOS 11.3 that no one is talking about

http://bgr.com/2018/03/30/ios-11-3-features-change-log-top-5-battery-animoji-more/

 

Here's the One Gmail Setting You Should Activate Now

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-2fa-activate-now,news-26479.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=8TQ1QeWX8PVCJ77oGEiScani7MAunEtUcsgo6VzjfxCO36afjNnIHUF_H7mw8tGQ

 

How To Indent Paragraphs In Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/347309/how-to-indent-the-start-of-paragraphs-in-google-docs/

 

Raspberry Pi cranked up to 11? New Odroid-N1 has Android 7.1, six-core chip, 4GB memory, 4K support

The Odroid-N1 packs similar specs to the $449 Samsung Chromebook Plus into what is promised to be a $110 board.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-cranked-up-to-11-new-odroid-n1-has-android-7-1-six-core-chip-4gb-memory-4k-support/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

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Fri 1217  3/30/2018

New Monero miner capable of destroying mobile devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/new-monero-miner-capable-of-destroying-mobile-devices/article/754479/

 

You Trusted Facebook: Own Up to It

Facebook collected massive amounts of data from us, with our permission. When we think about regulating it, we need to ask: how much do we need to be protected from ourselves?

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/360123/you-trusted-facebook-own-up-to-it

 

When Does an Old Smartphone Become Unsafe to Use?

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/old-phones-unsafe,news-24846.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=7NiqhOG-2pwzM9l0YAuGOI8wgzRpf5S45QkyJLljWxhBcpMDR7MhGAM9rIQZO7Vj

 

The Cheapest Ways to Stream Baseball (Even If You Don’t Have Cable)

https://www.howtogeek.com/304009/the-cheapest-ways-to-stream-baseball-without-cable/

 

15-Year-old Finds Flaw in Ledger Crypto Wallet

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/15-year-old-finds-flaw-in-ledger-crypto-wallet/

 

Excel is getting smarter

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/excel-is-getting-smarter/

 

How to use Excel formulas to compare multi-column lists

Duplicates in the same column are easy to find by sorting, filtering, and using conditional formatting. When none of those are an option, try this simple formula solution.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-excel-formulas-to-compare-multi-column-lists/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Speed Up an Old Android Device With 3 Essential Tips

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/speed-up-android-tips/

 

Mozilla takes advantage of Facebook woes to trumpet isolationist Firefox add-on

The browser maker is touting 'Facebook Container' as a way to wall off users' Facebook activities – a new bid to attract the privacy conscious.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267124/web-browsers/mozilla-takes-advantage-of-facebook-woes-to-trumpet-isolationist-firefox-add-on.html

 

New Security Exploit Found for Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability

Researchers from Princeton University and NVIDIA have discovered a new security exploit for the Meltdown/Spectre CPU vulnerability.

http://www.itprotoday.com/endpoint-security/new-security-exploit-found-meltdown-and-spectre-vulnerability

 

Google Play now offers speed control and bookmarks for audiobooks

You can also now add audiobooks to your Routine.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/google-play-offers-speed-control-bookmarks-for-audiobooks/

 

Microsoft Windows Gets a New Leader

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/155262/microsoft-windows-gets-new-leader?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mMx6NfJdprRM_q0-1GuPZKNbWFFOKQlqKsqkHm1j0S4h0_V8rMWVPx7ijetLaQwXL6FSCLu7WV23u6isfmzuqGrvEvw&_hsmi=61731734

 

‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook VP justified bullying, terrorism as costs of network’s ‘growth’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/03/30/maybe-someone-dies-facebook-vp-justified-bullying-terrorism-as-costs-of-growth/

 

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know

The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-cambridge-analytica-data-mining-and-trump-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Atlanta Still Struggling to Recover From Ransomware Attack

City officials are working 'around the clock' with federal partners to get affected systems back up and running following the attack, which struck on Thursday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360116/atlanta-still-struggling-to-recover-from-ransomware-attack

 

13 Essential Online-Banking Security Tips

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1148-online-banking-security-tips.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=v1A7VMZc-FsfEvO7qA1d1UBH2SXaaWWJfRC0zJHgV_SKnF_jBTyLkBwzrtjpOX3ihttps://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1148-online-banking-security-tips.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=v1A7VMZc-FsfEvO7qA1d1UBH2SXaaWWJfRC0zJHgV_SKnF_jBTyLkBwzrtjpOX3i

 

How Tech Companies Use ‘Dark Patterns’ To Trick You

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-tech-companies-use-dark-patterns-to-trick-you/

 

Adrian Lamo, ‘Homeless Hacker’ Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Dead at 37

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/adrian-lamo-homeless-hacker-who-turned-in-chelsea-manning-dead-at-37/

 

New York City is launching public cybersecurity tools to keep residents from getting hacked

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/nyc-secure-new-york-cybersecurity-app-de-blasio/

 

10 Terminal commands to speed your work on the Mac (free PDF)

https://www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/whitepapers/10-terminal-commands-to-speed-your-work-on-the-mac-free-pdf/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Camera Apps for Android and iOS

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

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Windows 7 takes the brunt of March patching problems

With a smattering of bugs reported in this month’s massive patching trove, Windows 7 has taken one – make that two – on the chin. It’s a classic Win7 damned-if-you-do, clammed-if-you-don’t situation.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-windows-7-takes-the-brunt-of-march-patching-problems.html

 

Windows 10 (Redstone 4) Build Tracker for PCs

http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/windows-10-redstone-4-build-tracker-pcs-0

 

Facebook is stepping up its fight against fake news

With help from both machine learning and human oversight.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/facebook-stepping-up-fight-fake-news/

 

CloudBerry Backup Follow-Up: Backed Up and Restored

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/155199/cloudberry-backup-follow-backed-restored?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mMx6NfJdprRM_q0-1GuPZKNbWFFOKQlqKsqkHm1j0S4h0_V8rMWVPx7ijetLaQwXL6FSCLu7WV23u6isfmzuqGrvEvw&_hsmi=61731734

 

Mozilla now has a Firefox extension that stops Facebook from tracking you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/448442/mozilla-now-has-a-firefox-extension-that-stops-facebook-from-tracking-you

 

WannaCry ransomware reportedly reappears to strike Boeing

The ransomware may be affecting production at the aircraft maker, the Seattle Times reports.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wannacry-reportedly-reappears-to-strike-boeing/

 

The Best Mechanical Keyboards of 2018

Ready to switch things up on your desktop? A mechanical keyboard can make everything click again. These are the top performers in our testing.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/347603/the-best-mechanical-keyboards

 

How to Install and Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/malwarebytes-how-to,news-18841.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=BVtB73C5YC9wcOTjJmQyLnW2mKFELeGCts6ycxqY6v5kNTiDkzmUCPVDweYCO8MS

 

TV Ad Spending Is Down Because of Cord Cutting

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/tv-ad-spending-is-down-because-of-cord-cutting/

 

8 Security Spring Cleaning Tips for the Home Office

Use these ideas to sharpen up your home office machine against potential intruders.

https://www.darkreading.com/8-security-spring-cleaning-tips-for-the-home-office----------/d/d-id/1331354

 

FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/29/fcc-approves-spacex-plan-for-4425-satellite-broadband-network/

 

How to Size Width of All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/35200-size-all-columns-fit-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

The Best Chromebook 2-in-1 Convertible Laptops

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-chromebook-convertible-laptops/

 

USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it's great)

The era of USB-C computing is here. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports on your laptop, phone or tablet.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2488194/computer-hardware/usb-c-explained-how-to-get-the-most-from-it-and-why-its-great.html

 

Gaining Mobile 'Edge': 3 Things You Need to Do to Secure, Manage Your Business Mobile Phone

What should organizations do to make the most of computing at the edge? Here are 3 essentials for leveraging and protecting your business mobile phone.

http://www.itprotoday.com/mobile-apps/gaining-mobile-edge-3-things-you-need-do-secure-manage-your-business-mobile-phone

 

Report: Cambridge Analytica hasn't deleted all of its collected data

London's 'Channel 4' say 136,000 Colorado residents' info is still in circulation.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/cambridge-analytica-deleted-data-channel-4/

 

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card: Everything you need to know

The NVIDIA MX150 packs a considerable punch. But what can it actually be used for?

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-mx150

 

Don't fall for this Facebook security hoax

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/448156/facebook-hoax

 

Verizon could sell a 'new' Android brand in 2018

Here's why a fresh Palm phone matters.

https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-could-sell-a-palm-phone-in-2018/

 

How to Use a PS4 DualShock 4 Controller on a PC

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller is a fantastic gamepad, and with some tinkering you can get it to work with your PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429965,00.asp

 

Don't Buy These Risky Security Cameras

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/security-camera-risk-av-test,news-24292.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=pWSetpaGes2caUYp78enhPqrWKWut1rFic2ZF8_E7sFvcc5OWBgM9Z9ddgmRiWSV

 

2007 Article: Will MySpace Ever Lose Its Monopoly?

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/2007-article-will-myspace-ever-lose-its-monopoly/

 

FBI IC3: Tech Support Scam Losses Rose 86% in 2017

Most victims are in the US, but FBI IC3 has logged cases from 85 different countries.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/fbi-ic3-tech-support-scam-losses-rose-86--in-2017/d/d-id/1331401

 

Departing Windows chief Terry Myerson explains why Microsoft failed in smartphones

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/03/29/why-microsoft-failed-in-phones.html

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

10 Vital Features You Should Know About Your Windows PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/vital-windows-features/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Windows 7 takes the brunt of March patching problems

With a smattering of bugs reported in this month’s massive patching trove, Windows 7 has taken one – make that two – on the chin. It’s a classic Win7 damned-if-you-do, clammed-if-you-don’t situation.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-windows-7-takes-the-brunt-of-march-patching-problems.html

 

WINDOWS 10 ‘REDSTONE’ CODENAME RETIRES IN FAVOR OF EASIER FORMAT

Microsoft is reportedly abandoning the "Redstone" codenames in favor of a new naming scheme that reflects date of the development.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-redstone-codename-new-format/

 

Hands-on with the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (video)

Let's go hands-on with the upcoming 'Windows 10 Spring Creators Update' to showcase the best new features and changes

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-spring-creators-update-video

 

Malware loaded apps infecting a million users

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/448007/malware-loaded-apps-infecting-a-million-users

 

Nest Hello review:

The smartest video doorbell around

https://www.cnet.com/products/nest-hello/review/

 

SSD vs. HDD: What's the Difference?

Do you like your storage cheap and plentiful, or fast and safe? Here's how to choose between a traditional hard drive and a solid-state drive in your next PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404258,00.asp

 

Ecuador cuts Assange's internet

https://www.scmagazine.com/ecuador-cuts-assanges-internet/article/754485/

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What Google Knows About You

Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:15 pm (PDT)

This is all the data that Google has on you.

http://bit.ly/2GXAzKL

Security Breach at Under Armour

Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:14 am (PDT)

SECURITY BREACH AT UNDER ARMOUR: Yet another security breach has occurred. This time with Under Armour. Here are the details provided by the folks at CyberHeistNews.

 

"It's all over the news. A 150 million database with user names and passwords of Under Armour's super popular MyFitnessPal app has been hacked. Cyber criminals are going to use this to scare you into clicking on phishing emails and infect your computer with malware or manipulate you into giving out personal information.

 

"If you receive an email that claims your personal MyFitnessPal information has been hacked, and that you need to click on links to change your password or open attachments to find out how to protect yourself, be very careful. Do not click on links, do not open attachments, and if there is a reference to a website with more information, type the web address in your browser."

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Windows 7 Meltdown patch opens worse vulnerability: Install March updates now

Microsoft's Meltdown fix opened a gaping hole in Windows 7 security, warns researcher.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-7-meltdown-patch-opens-worse-vulnerability-install-march-updates-now/

 

The New Apple iPad: Should You Upgrade?

Apple's new iPad is less formal than the iPad Pro and more affordable. Let's see if it's a big enough step up from the previous iPad to be worth your hard-earned cash.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360083/the-new-apple-ipad-should-you-upgrade

 

Brave browser getting closer to Chrome -- including its extensions

The startup is dumping a system that offered a different look from Google's browser but that kept Brave from some advantages.

https://www.cnet.com/news/brave-browser-getting-closer-to-chrome-including-its-extensions/

 

Facebook thinks it knows how you lean politically

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/448276/facebook-thinks-it-knows-how-you-lean-politically

 

Why AI bias could be a good thing

Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are filled with human biases, which is bad. But the fact that they force us to confront them may be good.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-ai-bias-could-be-a-good-thing/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Update Your Router's Firmware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-update-router-firmware,review-4761.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=NsFFU5mboO2-ZjF7W5nMDfHtFCYMt9xL5aPLBmVprDnSFnCbE6hSizOHm6Ejkcrb

 

Boeing hit and recovering from possible WannaCry attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/boeing-hit-and-recovering-from-possible-wannacry-attack/article/754599/

 

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

Forget Windows Phone: With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262705/android/how-to-create-a-complete-microsoft-experience-on-android.html

 

iOS now informs you when it wants your personal data

In the wake of Facebook's data privacy scandal, this is pretty timely.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/ios-now-informs-you-when-it-wants-your-personal-data/

 

Why CPU Clock Speed Isn’t Increasing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-cpu-clock-speed-isnt-increasing/

 

Omitting the “o” in .com Could Be Costly

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/omitting-the-o-in-com-could-be-costly/

 

How to Manage Your Chrome Extensions Without Any Bother

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/manage-chrome-extensions/

 

Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold

https://lifehacker.com/remove-retweets-from-your-twitter-timeline-with-blindfo-1824060822

 

How to check battery health, disable iPhone performance throttling in iOS 11.3

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/check-battery-health-disable-iphone-201551317.html

 

11 Essential Android Oreo Tips

Here's how to use Android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo like a pro, from picture-in-picture mode to snoozing notifications, customized widgets, and much more.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/359971/11-essential-android-oreo-tips

 

Facebook limits how advertisers can target you

The social network is ending something called "Partner Categories." It’s all part of Facebook's ongoing re-evaluation of its data policies.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-limits-how-advertisers-can-target-you/

 

Find and manage your duplicate photos with this free download

https://www.komando.com/downloads/448108/find-and-manage-your-duplicate-photos-with-this-free-download

 

Android Monero-mining malware can destroy phones, and it's nearly impossible to remove

A newly discovered malware for Android is programmed to eat up every available device resource to mine cryptocurrency, killing infected devices in the process.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-monero-mining-malware-can-destroy-phones-and-its-nearly-impossible-to-remove/

 

Nest Cam Review

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/nest-cam,review-3049.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=INb9vV2JrZQzOiIXvrbyU6FbS2RJQYp9AAhF6HzmosZEHvagpWVbdohFxugvR_NK

 

Grindr flaws spill personal info on users, reveals locations

https://www.scmagazine.com/grindr-flaws-spill-personal-info-on-users-reveals-locations/article/754486/

 

Android Oreo: 18 advanced tips and tricks

Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3250625/android/android-oreo-18-advanced-tips-and-tricks.html

 

The new Subaru Forester can tell if you're sleepy or distracted

Thanks to its new facial recognition technology.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/subaru-forester-facial-recognition/

 

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-skype-in-ubuntu/

 

Who and What Is Coinhive?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-and-what-is-coinhive/

 

Facebook Privacy Tip: How to Limit Your Data Being Shared With Third Parties

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-limit-data-shared-third-parties/

 

Mute Every Website Automatically with This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/mute-every-website-automatically-with-this-chrome-exten-1824186542

 

The new iPhone update automatically turns off Apple's battery-related slowdown feature (AAPL)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-automatically-turns-off-apple-203039125.html

 

How to Get Free Ebooks Through Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg lets you download free ebooks, including many of the classics.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360048/how-to-get-free-ebooks-through-project-gutenberg

 

Facebook is probing reappearance of users' never-posted videos

Users downloading their Facebook archive are discovering the social network kept videos they recorded but never published.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-probes-reappearance-of-users-never-posted-videos/

 

6 great Facebook replacement apps

https://www.komando.com/tips/448194/6-facebook-replacement-apps

 

Size of a Raspberry Pi, power of a MacBook: The Window 10-powered LattePanda Alpha

The LattePanda Alpha has more in common with a laptop than a low-cost board like the Pi.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/size-of-a-raspberry-pi-power-of-a-macbook-the-window-10-powered-lattepanda-alpha/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Install and Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/malwarebytes-how-to,news-18841.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=uPX497Ch5cTy4St2VCyC2C0NxLExu9T_slSLA5mqhHy8CgaoUfgZSZohLy68zdi-

 

7 Ways to Protect Against Cryptomining Attacks

Implementing basic security hygiene can go a long way in ensuring your systems and website don't get hijacked.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/7-ways-to-protect-against-cryptomining-attacks/d/d-id/1331301

 

How to Reset and Clear Print Spooler in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/90615-reset-clear-print-spooler-windows-10-a.html

 

Brace yourselves for more Alexa lamps

Amazon just released a reference guide that includes smart lamps.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/more-alexa-lamps-Amazon-design-guide/

 

Microsoft Unveils Biggest Reorganization in Years as Myerson Out

http://www.itprotoday.com/microsoft-azure/microsoft-unveils-biggest-reorganization-years-myerson-out

 

San Diego Sues Experian Over ID Theft Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/san-diego-sues-experian-over-id-theft-service/

 

The Best Ubuntu Linux Alternatives and Why You Should Switch

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-linux-alternatives/

 

Everyone on Gmail Can See Your Embarrassing Google+ Profile

https://lifehacker.com/everyone-on-gmail-can-see-your-embarrassing-google-pro-1824078165

 

Here’s how — and where — to get Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad for yourself

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/where-apple-9-7-inch-230908074.html

 

Oculus Go

https://www.pcmag.com/review/359996/oculus-go

 

Facebook whistleblower's startup reportedly had access to data too

Christopher Wylie's startup held the same data on 50 million Facebook users that Cambridge Analytica had, a report says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-cambridge-analytica-whistleblowers-startup-had-data-access-too/

 

'Facebook will NEVER sell your information without consent': Mark Zuckerberg's claim in a 2009 interview is revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

  - Snowden shared the footage in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

  - The consulting firm bought data from 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users

  - Zuckerberg is pressed on his firm's handling of data during the interview

  - Asked if Facebook would sell data, Zuckerberg responded 'No, of course not' 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5553573/Facebook-never-sell-information-says-Mark-Zuckerberg-2009.html

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, the latest tiny computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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

 

The Worst Data Breaches of All Time

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/872-worst-data-breaches.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=eZBPByIBf9n-ibKbMGvdnctULdKOcEkK5fYfNJyUcQ5DX0MV866EYDdgiwyF1Dcf

 

7 Spectre/Meltdown Symptoms That Might Be Under Your Radar

The Spectre/Meltdown pair has a set of major effects on computing but there are impacts on the organization that IT leaders might not have considered in the face of the immediate problem.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/7-spectre-meltdown-symptoms-that-might-be-under-your-radar/d/d-id/1331299

 

How to Change Permission Level of Shared OneDrive Files and Folders

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/52386-change-permissions-onedrive-shared-files-folders.html

 

Pinterest's new tab will only show pins from people you follow

And in the order they're posted.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/29/pinterest-following-tab/

 

Google-Led Plan to Upend Wireless Industry Gains Momentum

http://www.itprotoday.com/mobile-management-and-security/google-led-plan-upend-wireless-industry-gains-momentum

 

Survey: Americans Spent $1.4B on Credit Freeze Fees in Wake of Equifax Breach

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/survey-americans-spent-1-4b-on-credit-freeze-fees-in-wake-of-equifax-breach/

 

The Best Windows Software

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

 

How to Get Your Photos and Data Out of Snapchat

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-your-photos-and-data-out-of-snapchat-1824078275

 

New Cryptocurrency Mining Chip Will Hurt Nvidia, AMD

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/cryptocurrency-mining-chip-hurt-nvidia-142800109.html

 

DxO PhotoLab

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2429131,00.asp

 

No, Your iPhone Battery Isn't Being Destroyed By Wireless Charging

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2018/03/29/no-your-iphone-battery-isnt-being-destroyed-by-wireless-charging/#726cf86b17b5

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Re. Recent FYI Postings:

 

Re. FYI #1210  (Fri 3/23/2018):

Big Tech-Supported 'CLOUD Act' Is Yet Another Warrantless Surveillance Bill

This is one opinion. And frankly, I would have preferred an International Treaty rather than a unilateral act only valid under US jurisdictions.

The reality is that this Act was in response to companies located in other countries refusing to cooperate with anti-terrorism and financial crimes investigations involving American citizens and American corporations. If you like tax havens where people and companies can hide assets and skip out on taxes at our expense, you would love a world without International agreements based on this sort of law. No crime can be investigated if the evidence can simply be moved offshore onto someone else's server (including hiding evidence in terrorism cases in hostile foreign countries.) But if this is your idea of the Right to Privacy, this opinion piece may appeal to you.

Foreign governments also cannot investigate crimes where the evidence resides on servers located within the US without this sort of Act. How anyone thinks we can fight drug and human trafficking, or international terrorism without this sort of agreement is beyond my comprehension.

While the details of the CLOUD Act may not be perfect (far from it!) this is better than having nothing in place. As I say, an International Treaty would be far preferable, but in absence of such an agreement, this looks like a pretty good start. Just my opinion, of course.

 

Report: VPN Slip Reveals 'Guccifer 2.0' Is Russian Officer

If this report proves to be true, I am not surprised at this outcome.

 

Make tab switch faster in Firefox browser with Tab Warming feature

More speculative processing and more background processes -- What could possibly go wrong?

 

Windows on ARM Doesn’t Make Any Sense (Yet)

This is correct -- unless the legacy support and feature bloat are brought under control, Windows will not be agile enough to run well on the limited resources of ARM systems. This is why Microsoft is trying to move more and more of Windows into the Cloud. The problem is, if they do this, Microsoft so far has followed the example of Google and Apple. They own the Walled Garden, and severely restrict which software and services can run in the Cloud, and where users can go on the Microsoft Internet.

 

Configure Telemetry settings on Windows 10 devices

This is one of the areas which utility programs like O&O ShutUp 10 can simplify. Privacy and Telemetry are related topics in Windows 10 controls.

 

How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

By all reports I've encountered, Ubuntu 17.10 is loaded with bugs and instabilities. Waiting for Ubuntu 18.03 ill give easier switching between desktop environments, GUI elements like these two, and other things which will make it easier to tailor Ubuntu to the needs and preferences of different users running different hardware.

 

Apple could be announcing a new cheap iPad

"Cheap" in Apple products is still pretty expensive. To compete in schools with Chromebooks, not only the prices will need to come down, but also the quantity and quality of education-centric apps and administration tools will need to improve greatly.

 

How to Open HEIC Files on Windows (or Convert Them to JPEG)

Until Irfanview and XnView MP get better capabilities for this kind of image format conversion, thefre will be a cottage industry in conversion programs. Or, you can use .jpg from the start in iOS.

https://www.tenorshare.com/ios-file-transfer/convert-heic-to-jpg.html (ignore the fact that this is really an ad for yet another third party conversion app.)

 

YouTube to 'Frustrate and Seduce' You Into Paying for Music

This type of "progress" in web services makes me glad I am not a fan of any type of "free" streaming or video services.

 

Bitdefender Box (2018) Review: Flexible Protection

This is the new upgrade of what looks like a pretty good product to begin with.

 

Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

This is a good development, and a very bad article about it. The article actually advocates protecting prostitution – in this day and age! (OMG)

 

Re. FYI #1211  (Sat 3/24/2018):

Face ID will only come to Android phones next year, but it won’t be the same as the iPhone X

If this tech came from anyone other than Huawei, I would find this an interesting development. But not coming from that company.

BTW, about (some of) those undefined tech terms in the article:

Time of Flight:

 

Time-of-flight camera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-of-flight_camera

So at least we know what the article is talking about, even though a lot of the article looks very much like pure speculation. I have no idea what BOM is, unless it's Bill of Materials:

 

Bill of materials

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_materials

VCESL module:

 

Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Technology

http://www.newmetals.co.jp/pdf/234.pdf

(Google has several patents or pending patents for this type of tech.)

I hate articles which try to razzle-dazzle with undefined tech terms or business jargon, only to reveal that they have zero data on which to base their speculations.

 

7 Reasons Cord Cutting Might Not Work For You

I get a pretty good deal from Comcast, although my rates are about to go up (second year of the deal). Antenna reception is not a big issue around here, but I do like to get new shows soon after they air, if not the same evening. Nevertheless, cord cutting might work out just fine for me.

 

Get your old PC running like new

You will not get the Chrome OS user experience by trying to install open source derivatives of Chrome OS onto older PC hardware -- especially not from older Intel based laptops. If you want to go with Chrome OS, get a Chromebook. The ARM based ones are cheaper than a used old Windows laptop. And the Chromebook should last a lot longer. It is not true that Linux doesn't fit onto older laptops. Both Ubuntu and Fedora have worked just fine on rather old laptops for members of Natick FOSS user group and others whom we have helped, clear up through the present time. You just have to get started with a person or group- who knows their/its stuff about lean Linux installs. I even got Fedora with the Xfce user environment into a Chromebook (Intel based). So Linux can be installed on lean or older hardware designs.

 

Cambridge Analytica Isn’t Facebook’s Fault

Both sides of this argument have many valid points. Oversharing is endemic in youger people -- we all know this. But Facebook could have done a lot more to audit compliance with its order to CA to destroy the data they had collected. If both users and Facebook itself would do a better job, this sort of exploit will have less of a chance to influence future elections. And all sorts of other Facebook user behaviors.

Cambridge Analytica controversy: Was there a Facebook data breach?

YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT THAT'S HOW FACEBOOK IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.

As I say, both sides have many valid points.

 

Why you might (and might not) want a PC with LTE

Definitely not for everyone...yet.

I have a phone which does enough with data to keep itself in business. And I can upgrade the phone. I just dumped my ASUS Transformer Book tablet which does not have LTE. I am not an "always connected" sort of person. So it appears I will do best with something which can operated in a connected way, but can also operated disconnected from the Internet. Like the dual-boot Chromebook I built out of the ASUS Flip c302.(This model does not do LTE, but WiFi is virtually everywhere.) My current ASUS Chromebook works fine as a Chromebook, but with chrx, it can also run Fedora Linux almost as well. And I am not giving up my non-LTE Intel NUC at home. In a couple of years we will know how 5G WiFi and cell data will figure into all of this. That's when I might make a change. By then, LTE mobile devices, whatever they will then be called, will probably be available cheaper than they are now.

 

Secunia retires Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

SUMo has the disadvantage that it does not distinguish between security updates and feature updates. Many people don't want to update software just because a new version, or a new feature, is available. But if software has known security issues, I think pretty much all of us would update, upgrade or dump the item. There may be folks working on a new security-focused updates checker, but it's too soon to give anyone a shout-out.

 

If You Used Android, Facebook Probably Has Years of Your Phone Call and Text History

You do not have to use Facebook yourself for this to have happened to you. It happened to folks just because their Contacts were using Facebook. That's truly chilling!

 

Intel to make all future CPUs Meltdown- and Spectre-proof

To clarify, they'll be secured against currently known exploits. This class of exploits is not going away. New variants may crop up requiring further re-engineering.

 

The 5 Best Microsoft Office Password Recovery Tools That Actually Work

That is, they work on older versions and weaker passwords. If everything is up to Office 2013 or higher standards, and the password is strong, good luck recovering that file.

 

Apple's Tim Cook calls for tougher regulation of personal data

He doesn't think Facebook's violations should have been possible.

So... whose iCloud was that which chronically leaked personal photos until about a year ago?

 

Alphabet Company Launches Free VPN Software for Windows and Android

So now we have the software. Who's going to set up the servers? An effective VPN needs multiple servers in multiple countries, and fairly complex connections between them.

 

The difference between SIM and eSIM (and what the future holds)

eSIM is becoming more common, and you should know how it differs from traditional SIM.

Fascinating possibilities there. And yet one more reason not to buy an LTE laptop just yet. Things in this arena are shaking out now, and will shake out further with the introduction of 5G LTE and fixed 5G Wireless Internet.

 

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

I do several of these things with my Intel NUC's Ubuntu Linux, and similar things with the Chromebook's Fedora installation. But be careful about removing empty directories and duplicate files -- as in Windows, sometimes these directories and files are needed by programs.

 

From My Own Reading:

 

Microsoft to finally retire Windows 10 1511 in two weeks

The company also plans to end support for 1607 to users of Windows 10 Home and Pro.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265753/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-finally-retire-windows-10-1511-in-two-weeks.html

Time to move on up, folks!

 

Microsoft in the Trillion-Dollar Club? Cloud Will Get It There, Says Morgan Stanley

https://www.barrons.com/articles/microsoft-in-the-trillion-dollar-club-cloud-will-get-it-there-says-morgan-stanley-1522080382

 

DOJ renews push to require access to encrypted devices

It's hoping researchers will tell it what it wants to hear.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/24/doj-renews-push-to-require-access-to-encrypted-devices/

If someone can make it, someone can hack it.

 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Accused Google, YouTube of Bias Against Conservatives

https://www.thewrap.com/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-that-accused-google-of-bias-against-conservatives/

 

Mobileye chastises Uber by detecting struck pedestrian in footage well before impact

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/mobileye-chastises-uber-by-detecting-struck-pedestrian-in-footage-well-before-impact/

 

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/google-launches-a-chrome-os-tablet-for-schools/

 

What’s weirder: A Chrome OS tablet or an Android laptop?

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/whats-weirder-a-chrome-os-tablet-or-an-android-laptop/

 

China offers to buy more U.S. semiconductors as it mulls stabbing Qualcomm in the back

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/china-trades-semiconductors/

 

Foxconn just purchased Belkin, Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn

https://www.androidcentral.com/foxconn-just-purchased-belkin-linksys-wemo-and-phyn

 

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated]

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/facebook-scraped-call-text-message-data-for-years-from-android-phones/

 

Facebook denies it collects call and SMS data from phones without permission

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/25/facebook-denies-it-collects-call-and-sms-data-from-phones-without-permission/

 

Facebook's focus on local news goes global

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/facebook-local-news-prioritization-international/

 

Tumblr outs 84 accounts it says are trying to game you

https://www.cnet.com/news/tumblr-outs-84-accounts-it-says-are-trying-to-game-you-propaganda/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+CNETAsiaStories+(CNET+Asia+Stories)#ftag=CAD590a51e

 

Emojis for people with disabilities have been submitted to Unicode

https://www.androidcentral.com/apple-submits-accessibility-emoji-proposal-unicode?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+androidcentral+%28Android+Central%29

 

Yet another security vulnerability afflicts India’s citizen database

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/23/security-vulnerability-afflicts-india-aadhaar/

America's Equifax isn't the only huge national database to be discovered leaking. These guys are denying the breach.

 

Smart wine bottle company Kuvee is going out of business

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/23/kuvee-going-out-of-business-smart-wine-bottle/

"[I]t took proprietary wine cartridges you could only buy from Kuvée." Something to be careful in the IoT -- niche products whose niche dries up or never pans out.

 

NBA is experimenting with 99-cent fourth quarter live streams

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/24/nba-99-cents-fourth-quarter-livestream/

(In-App micro-purchases of streaming content)

"[When] somebody wants to watch the last five minutes of the game, and they go click, they'll pay a set price for five minutes as opposed to what they would pay for two hours..."

 

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/ford-vending-machine-begins-dispensing-cars-in-china/

 

Big-name tax software might lead to phishing risks

Popular tax software may expose users to phishing attacks

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/popular-tax-software-may-expose-users-to-phishing-attacks.html

 

Android malware found inside seemingly innocent QR code apps

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/android-malware-in-qr-code-apps/

 

Developers: These are Mozilla's Firefox changes that will affect you in 2018

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/developers-these-are-mozillas-firefox-changes-that-will-affect-you-in-2018/

 

Nissan is using recycled Leaf batteries to power street lights

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/nissan-recycled-leaf-batteries-street-lights/

 

Seoul will turn off workers' PCs to curb excessive overtime

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/25/seoul-will-turn-off-worker-pcs-to-curb-overtime/

 

Lenovo's VR camera with Daydream is now available for pre-order

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/25/lenovo-vr-camera-daydream-pre-order/

 

Suspect arrested for cyber bank heists that amassed $1.2 billion

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/suspect-arrested-cyber-bank-heists-amassed-1-2-billion/

 

1.4B stolen passwords are free for the taking: What we know now

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3266607/password-security/1-4b-stolen-passwords-are-free-for-the-taking-what-we-know-now.html

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New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Expensive Surprise

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/03/27/apple-iphone-x2-iphone-x-plus-iphone-se2-price-cost-release-date-specs/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#4b1b1d761d00

 

What is Firmware or Microcode, and How Can I Update My Hardware?

https://www.howtogeek.com/346627/what-is-firmware-or-microcode-and-how-can-i-update-my-hardware/

 

6 cool things you can do with Google Lens

Now available for both Android and iOS, Google's AR-powered photo-recognition tool can perform some neat tricks.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/cool-things-you-can-do-with-google-lens/

 

How to watch Major League Baseball online

Watching Major League Baseball without a cable subscription can be as difficult as hitting a hard slider. Our cord-cutting guide will help you hit the sweet spot.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3185819/streaming-services/how-to-watch-baseball-online.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-29

 

Chrome feature makes it easier to cast videos from your desktop

It's only a test feature for the beta channel at the moment, though.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/28/chrome-cast-files/

 

Tech Tom’s Relies On: Sony XBR49X900E 49-Inch TV & Monitor

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/tv-monitor-sony-tom-s-favorite-tech,36731.html

 

HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) Review Check-In: Pen

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/155177/hp-envy-x2-qualcomm-review-check-pen?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_qAjKSWbZKV4AwsNI4oDcbz85QUYE_hcnxuVO8oS0ifb0Lnd-4dM3D9uYp3KXF4evfhEZjFmTTqKZ8nQoFByrPtIcZlA&_hsmi=61692615

 

2 Friday night patch specials: A flawed Win7 Monthly Rollup preview and an IE fix

Microsoft continues its any-day-of-the-month patching policy with a highly anticipated preview of the April Win7 Monthly Rollup, complete with multiple known bugs, and a rushed patch for IE on Win7 that resolves a bug introduced two weeks ago.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3265697/microsoft-windows/2-friday-night-patch-specials-a-flawed-win7-monthly-rollup-preview-and-an-ie-fix.html

 

How does Apple's new push for the education market compare to Chromebooks in the classroom?

Apple's new education offerings are clearly aimed at the Chromebook but are they enough?

https://www.androidcentral.com/how-does-apples-new-push-classroom-compare-what-chromebook-can-offer

 

Cheap but powerful Raspberry Pi rival: $25 Pine H64 offers 4K HDR video, PCIe and USB 3.0

The specs of single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi keep improving -- with Pine64 announcing a slew of powerful new boards.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cheap-but-powerful-raspberry-pi-rival-25-pine-h64-offers-4k-hdr-video-pcie-and-usb-3-0/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Replace Finder on Your Mac With One of These 3 Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/replace-finder-mac-apps/

 

Firefox’s NoScript Was Updated. Here’s How to Navigate It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/firefoxs-noscript-updated/

 

Desperate to Regain Trust, Facebook Refreshes Privacy Tools

'Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works,' the company wrote.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360104/desperate-to-regain-trust-facebook-refreshes-privacy-tools

 

KRACK Attack Threatens All Wi-Fi Networks: What to Do

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/wifi-krack-attack-what-to-do,news-25990.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=NPNrlaB9yXZGXFtUsPEwjwoUuSxWBQtKmWK9wqknjZs_I2-vILD0gAMEEViK3zxR&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Should You Use a PCI, USB, or Network-Based TV Tuner For Your HTPC?

https://www.howtogeek.com/346612/should-you-use-a-pci-usb-or-network-based-tv-tuner-for-your-htpc/

 

7 reasons why you'll want Android P

A preview of Android P is now available for download, bringing with it new features and design tweaks.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/reasons-why-youll-want-android-p/

 

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3252155/speakers/best-smart-speakers.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-29

 

Google's new text-to-speech service has more realistic voices

In all, the engine has 32 different voice options in 12 languages.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/27/google-text-to-speech-service-has-more-realistic-voices/

 

Facebook Teases Platform Changes After Data Privacy Troubles

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/facebook-platform-changes-data-privacy-troubles,36745.html

 

Office Customization Tool for Click-To-Run

https://www.petri.com/office-customization-tool-click-run?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_qAjKSWbZKV4AwsNI4oDcbz85QUYE_hcnxuVO8oS0ifb0Lnd-4dM3D9uYp3KXF4evfhEZjFmTTqKZ8nQoFByrPtIcZlA&_hsmi=61692615

 

Did Microsoft admit that Surface Pro 4 Flickergate is a hardware problem?

The infamous problem with screen flicker and shaking on the Surface Pro 4 – a problem so ubiquitous it spawned the flickergate.com web site – may be nearing a resolution. Finally.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3264439/microsoft-windows/did-microsoft-admit-that-surface-pro-4-flickergate-is-a-hardware-problem.html

 

You're charging your iPhone wrong—here's how to fix it

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2018/03/27/youre-charging-your-new-iphone-wrongheres-how-to-fix-it/33328911/

 

Raspberry Pi rival: Android friendly, 4K-capable Asus Tinker Board gets upgrade

The new Asus Tinker Board S is broadly similar in spec to the original board, but adds 16GB of eMMC storage, which Asus promises will boost performance.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-rival-android-friendly-4k-capable-asus-tinker-board-gets-upgrade/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Every New Cortana Command and Setting You Should Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-cortana-commands-settings/

 

How to Set Windows Photo Viewer as Default in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-windows-photo-viewer-as-default-windows10/

 

Report: Facebook Delays Smart Speaker Launch

There's no point launching a smart speaker while users don't trust you.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360105/report-facebook-delays-smart-speaker-launch

 

Patch Your Lenovo, Moto Phones Now or Risk Hacking

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/patch-lenovo-motorola-phones-tablets,news-26006.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=jNpQSGDAd7r34JG-APMi-_f88Ie0CeM_cUOr7ueLJyEAyZyp3xu0UuOSKK3h6X0e&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Pair a Bluetooth Speaker with Google Home

https://www.howtogeek.com/347458/how-to-pair-a-bluetooth-speaker-with-google-home/

 

How Chromebooks became the go-to laptops for security experts

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-google-chromebooks-became-the-go-to-laptop-for-security-experts/

 

How to catch March Madness without paying for cable TV

Our cord-cutter's guide will show you how you can watch every game in the tournament for free.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3042604/streaming-media/how-to-catch-march-madness-without-paying-for-cable-tv.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-29

 

Google's Clips camera now takes high-res photos on demand

It now behaves more like... well, a camera.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/27/google-clips-camera-takes-high-res-manual-photos/

 

How to Enable or Disable Steps Recorder in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106572-enable-disable-steps-recorder-windows.html

 

Google Speech Synthesis Gets More Realistic

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10309/google-speech-synthesis-gets-more-realistic

 

Mingis on Tech: Wireless charging update

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in its iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is becoming more mainstream. So what about the debate it'll kill your battery?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3266371/mobile-wireless/mingis-on-tech-wireless-charging-update.html

 

HAVIT Mechanical Keyboard Review: Low Profile, Colorful, and Fun to Type On

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2772/havit-mechanical-keyboard-review-low-profile-colorful-and-fun-to-type-on/

 

Is it time to give up on 7-Zip?

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/is-it-time-to-give-up-on-7-zip/

 

10 Simple Mac Routines for New macOS Users

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/simple-mac-routines-macos/

 

The Apple Watch is about to get its first ever redesign

http://bgr.com/2018/03/27/apple-watch-features-display-battery-life-sales/

 

Apple's New School-Friendly iPad Won't Kill Chromebooks

The new iPad wants to bring augmented reality and much more to classrooms, but it leaves out practical features like durability and a robust OS.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/360089/apples-new-school-friendly-ipad-wont-kill-chromebooks

 

How to Protect Your Router From KRACK Flaw

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/protect-your-router-krack,news-25999.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=mtzH44LoC7ZHLRIxe1gqEN69ItpHYUP66w9Emn-4nVR2uHGue9rt79nupgmYxzyV&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Use Apple Music on Your Sonos

https://www.howtogeek.com/346597/how-to-use-apple-music-on-your-sonos/

 

Why I turned off Word's AutoSave feature in Office 365

Commentary: A recent Microsoft Office 365 change can have disastrous consequences. Here's what I changed -- and why.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/why-i-turned-off-microsoft-words-autosave-feature/

 

The best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

https://www.techhive.com/article/2900932/software-sports/the-top-7-second-screen-apps-for-supplementing-your-major-league-baseball-experience.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-03-29

 

WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17133 LEADING TO SPRING CREATORS UPDATE RELEASES

As the Spring Creators Update official launch approaches, Microsoft pushes build 17133 to the Fast ring for Windows 10 PCs enrolled in the Fast ring.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-17133/

 

Windows 10: Turn On or Off Core Isolation Memory Integrity in Windows 10  

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

Windows 10 Redstone 4 reaches RTM milestone

The upcoming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is almost ready for launch, with the OS now being "done" development wise.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-redstone-4-reaches-rtm-milestone

 

Microsoft PowerPoint vs. Google Slides: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3264440/office-software/microsoft-powerpoint-vs-google-slides-which-works-better-for-business.html

 

Rumored ASIC Cryptocurrency Miners Could Be Welcome Relief for the GPU Market

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/266413-rumors-asic-cryptocurrency-miners-welcome-relief-gpu-market

 

Keizer: Microsoft’s browsers are dying

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/keizer-microsofts-browsers-are-dying/

 

How to Download, Install, and Update DirectX on Your PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/directx-guide/

 

The 10 most important announcements from Apple’s first big event of 2018

http://bgr.com/2018/03/27/apple-event-recap-top-10-announcements/

 

The Best VPN Services of 2018

A virtual private network is the top way to stay anonymous online and to secure your web traffic. We've tested more than 50 VPNs, and these are the top performers.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

 

What to Do If Your Phone Is Lost or Stolen

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/what-to-do-after-losing-phone,news-25268.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=UhCQ4fgz3H0uoLCydPCX6INc4KiSwwykU96Ce3xxzlCPJB9uES9kCmylSowWutdY&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

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Tue 1214 3/27/2018

Windows 10 version 1803 hits RTM with build 17133

Windows 10 build 17133 will be the final build that everyone will get as the Spring Creators Update, sources familiar to the plan say.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1803-rtm-build-17133/

 

10 annoying iPad Pro problems, and what to do about them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-annoying-ipad-pro-problems-180512345.html

 

5 reasons even smart TV users should own a streaming box

https://www.komando.com/tips/446267/5-reasons-even-smart-tv-users-should-own-a-streaming-box

 

How to Choose the Right CPU for 1080p Gaming: 14 Processors Compared

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck-cpu-gpu,5503.html

 

IMDb vs. Rotten Tomatoes vs. Metacritic: Which Is Best?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-movie-ratings-sites/

 

How to Secure Your (Easily Hackable) Smart Home

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/secure-smart-home-how-to,news-19380.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=8hMqCHrrC36sOAYQ31Oa321ZTc1zb-4ooMYPUoNg3Mk2qrBSuVo8BsJ7NGiSnmvd

 

Logitech's Rugged iPad Case and Crayon Stylus: Everything you need to know

Apple has made it much easier for kids to learn on iPad, and with help from Logitech, type and draw on it, too!

https://www.imore.com/apple-collaborates-logitech-rugged-ipad-case-and-crayon-stylus-only-schools

 

How to Disable Notifications on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/344431/how-to-disable-notifications-on-android/

 

6 Great Apps For Tracking Your Receipts and Expenses On The Go

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2586/6-great-apps-for-tracking-your-receipts-and-expenses-on-the-go/

 

Samsung Galaxy S9: The best feature no one's talking about

Plenty of ink is being spilled about the speed, the design, and the camera of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone. But, its battery life is what makes it an excellent choice for professionals.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/samsung-galaxy-s9-the-best-feature-no-ones-talking-about/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Delete Your Facebook Account (Or at Least Protect Your Data)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-facebook-account/

 

FCC to Carriers: You Want Federal Funds? Better Ditch Huawei

FCC chairman Ajit Pai is proposing eliminating government subsidies for US telecom carriers that buy from suppliers that pose a national security risk.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360064/canon-imageclass-mf414dw

 

New budget iPad: first hands-on

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/budget-ipad-first-hands-182504929.html

 

Experience the biggest sound you've ever heard

https://www.komando.com/tips/448094/sponsored-experience-the-biggest-sound-youve-ever-heard

 

HTC Recommends GTX 1070, Vega 56 For Vive Pro

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/htc-vive-pro-system-requirements,36751.html

 

Is Your Linux PC Truly Free and Open Source?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-truly-free-open-source/

 

How to Secure Your (Easily Hackable) Smart Home

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/secure-smart-home-how-to,news-19380.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=JGjUmQJyhiu72I2kkLuKDc0G-yN67XfZ6vxBe10yEpLLk4CeUYPZvkhF1R3q030E

 

Apple doubles down on book creation with iPad app

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/27/apple-doubles-down-on-book-creation-with-ipad-app/

 

What is the System32 Directory? (and Why You Shouldn’t Delete It)

https://www.howtogeek.com/346997/what-is-the-system32-directory-and-why-you-shouldnt-delete-it/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New iPad

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2730/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-ipad/

 

Still running Windows 7 instead of Windows 10? You're at greater risk from malware says report

The trend was consistent across Windows PCs in both homes and businesses according to Webroot.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/still-running-windows-7-instead-of-windows-10-youre-at-greater-risk-from-malware-says-report/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Danger of 2 Million Spotify Users Figuring Out How to Use It Ad-Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/spotify-users-use-it-ad-free/

 

Apple Tips $299 iPad for Schools

The $329 consumer version also supports the Pencil stylus and AR education apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360080/apple-tips-299-ipad-for-schools

 

Nvidia’s next gaming cards could be the GTX 11 Series, not the GTX 20 Series

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-next-gaming-cards-could-000206376.html

 

Free alternative to Photoshop

https://www.komando.com/downloads/578/free-alternative-to-photoshop

 

How To Reply To Android SMS With Windows 10

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-reply-android-sms-windows-10,36750.html

 

What Is a Supercomputer? The Top 10 Supercomputers in the World

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-a-supercomputer/

 

KRACK Attack Threatens All Wi-Fi Networks: What to Do

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/wifi-krack-attack-what-to-do,news-25990.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=7hOhNdpSozCcHm2A152NbUxd7m_5YQlmcq7C_SnQ4Vfo3J4yli_BGiEtI07SV-an

 

AVCrypt ransomware attempts to eradicate your antivirus

The malware attempts to take your antivirus products out of the equation before locking systems.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/avcrypt-ransomware-attempts-to-eradicate-your-antivirus/

 

Facebook’s Settings Include Privacy Buttons That Do Absolutely Nothing

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/facebooks-settings-include-privacy-buttons-that-do-absolutely-nothing/

 

How to Open and Use Steps Recorder in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106569-open-use-steps-recorder-windows.html

 

Could Facebook's data debacle force more companies to act like Apple on privacy?

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on Congress to create tougher measures protecting people's data and privacy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/could-facebooks-data-debacle-force-more-companies-to-act-like-apple-on-privacy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Find and Stop Apps from Draining Your Android Phone’s Battery

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-apps-draining-android-phone-battery/

 

Foxconn Is Buying Belkin for $866M

The deal includes over 700 patents as well as control of the Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn brands.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360068/foxconn-is-buying-belkin-for-866m

 

How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-able-siphon-off-phone-070138864.html

 

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos can do

https://www.komando.com/columns/437469/20-handy-things-you-didnt-know-google-photos-can-do

 

Tom's Explains: Why Power Supplies Fail

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/why-power-supplies-fail-psus,36712.html

 

The Google Search FAQ: How to Find Anything and Everything

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-search-faq/

 

What to Do If You're Infected by Ransomware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ransomware-what-to-do-next,news-25107.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=3q3ENmwSge8Ka5LTfzleqkTdzx5aOM07Oe8jlrkYZnKDvKV12rzZbj6YKoAOwHzv

 

Apple's new iPad is fine, but it's no Chromebook killer

https://mashable.com/2018/03/27/hands-on-with-apples-new-ipad-for-education/

 

Facebook Container Isolates Facebook From The Rest of Your Firefox Browsing

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/facebook-container-isolates-facebook-from-the-rest-of-your-firefox-browsing/

 

How to Enable or Disable Virtual Memory Pagefile Encryption in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77782-enable-disable-virtual-memory-pagefile-encryption-windows-10-a.html

 

Purism Librem 13 review: This Linux-based laptop takes your privacy to the next level

Jack Wallen takes a look at the Librem 13 laptop from Purism and concludes this could be one solid investment for business users looking for serious privacy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/purism-librem-13-review-this-linux-based-laptop-takes-your-privacy-to-the-next-level/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Software Roundup: 9 Google Docs Add-ons to Extend Its Functionalities

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-docs-add-ons-roundup/

 

Watch Your Mouth on Microsoft Platforms

Microsoft's new service agreement can punish you for using 'offensive language.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360057/watch-your-mouth-on-microsoft-platforms

 

Common iOS 11 problems and advice on how to handle them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/common-ios-11-problems-handle-131529385.html

 

Microsoft Uses Intel FPGAs to Drive Better Search Results

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/266371-microsoft-uses-intel-fpgas-drive-better-search-results

 

Download Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17127 Offline ISO Files

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-offline-iso-now-available-for-download/

 

Know when malware or spies turn your webcam or mic on with this free download

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34816851/know-when-malware-or-spies-turn-your-webcam-or-mic-on-with-this-free-download

 

How to Record and Edit Slow Motion Videos on Your iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/346233/how-to-record-and-edit-slow-motion-videos-on-your-iphone/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE ON IPAD AND ANDROID TABLETS

If you have an Android tablet or iPad, you can switch and use the Microsoft Edge browser.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-ipad-android-tablets/

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Firefox Container

Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:00 pm (PDT

Facebook follows your Internet activities all the time. If you don't like that but don't want to give up Facebook, a Firefox extension called "Facebook Container" might be of interest to you.

http://bit.ly/2uqUkYr

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IRS sees 60% increase in data thefts from tax pros

https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-sees-60-increase-in-data-thefts-from-tax-pros-and-warns-of-new-client-scam

 

Top Ten Ways to Detect Phishing

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/magazine-features/top-ten-detect-phishing/

 

Tech Q&A: Why is Chrome eating up memory and slowing my PC?

http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180326/tech-qa-why-is-chrome-eating-up-memory-and-slowing-my-pc

 

How To Upgrade Or Replace Your PC’s Wireless Card

https://www.howtogeek.com/346854/how-to-upgrade-or-replace-your-pcs-wireless-card/

 

Fitbit Versa

https://www.pcmag.com/review/360011/fitbit-versa

 

Do We Really Need To “Safely Remove” USB Devices?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/the-need-to-safely-remove-usb-devices/

 

US Disrupts 'Massive And Brazen' Iranian Phishing Scheme, DOJ Says

https://blog.knowbe4.com/us-disrupts-massive-and-brazen-iranian-phishing-scheme-doj-says

 

FCC aims to block purchases from non-US firms posing ‘security threat’

The agency wants to limit use of its Universal Service Fund subsidies.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/fcc-block-purchases-non-us-firms-posing-security-threat/

 

Folding phones: Is this the beginning of the end of slate-shaped smartphones?

Ten years ago slate-shaped touchscreen smartphones popularized "touching one's data" and initiated a mobile computing revolution. Today, the evolving demands of mobile computing have reached the limits of that static form factor.

https://www.windowscentral.com/project-andromeda-and-folding-phones-are-we-beginning-end-slate-shaped-smartphones

 

FTC confirms probe into Facebook data misuse scandal

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/ftc-confirms-probe-into-facebook-data-misuse-scandal/

 

Netgear Arlo Baby Review: The Baby Monitor to Beat

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/arlo-baby-video-monitor,review-5053.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=fh3JFnuqLtf74YjsjNqok7FKD3njLVjWCOy90zo2eI_xadSR6ZSdI-kUsmXGRr5O&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Did hackers lead warplanes to Syrian hospital after targeting British surgeon’s computer?

BBC NEWSNIGHT BROADCAST PHONE NUMBER OF SURGEONS WORKING IN WAR-TORN ALEPPO.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/hackers-warplanes-syrian-hospital-after-targeting-british-surgeon-computer/

 

Networking Sucks

After all this time, networking computers remains out of the reach of the average user, and that's really frustrating.

https://askleo.com/networking-sucks/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JGLND9DXI3dfbL

 

Microsoft issues Spectre, Meltdown firmware patches for Surface Pro that also improve battery life

Microsoft's Spectre and Meltdown patch efforts continue, with the latest models of the Surface Pro now able to secure themselves.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-issues-spectre-meltdown-firmware-patches-for-surface-pro-that-also-improve-battery-life/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=2794393068669657973210121418302

 

One of These Smart Email Tools for Gmail Can Fix Your Inbox

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/email-tools-fix-gmail-inbox/

 

Everything You Can Do With Windows 10’s New Bash Shell

https://www.howtogeek.com/265900/everything-you-can-do-with-windows-10s-new-bash-shell/

 

Facebook Denies Collecting Call and SMS Data Without Permission

Android users are apparently giving the social network permission to collect this data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360050/facebook-denies-collecting-call-and-sms-data-without-permiss

 

Joyoshare HEIC Converter for Mac Makes It Easy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/joyoshare-heic-converter-for-mac/

 

Why Social Engineering Works And How To Arm Yourself Against "Human Hacking"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-social-engineering-works-and-how-to-arm-yourself-against-human-hacking

 

Facebook scooped up Android call and text metadata (with consent)

It's not as bad as it sounds, but it's a surprise for some.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/25/facebook-android-call-text-logs/

 

4 good reasons why you should buy a Windows 10 S PC

If you've ever wanted a more secure PC with better performance over time, then you likely want a Windows 10 S PC! Here are a few reasons why you should get one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/4-good-reasons-why-you-should-buy-windows-10-s-pc

 

How to delete or turn off 'My Activity' in your Google account

It's true, Google stores your user data, but you have some control.

https://www.imore.com/how-delete-or-turn-my-activity-your-google-account

 

Keeper Password Manager: Security Minded

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/keeper,review-3773.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=c91JKety9AzsmTrT8SkDcMPqJutJVB6TIzvFvvo12llTb0kbMo5RLAXXJvhtxe2u

 

Guccifer 2.0’s schoolboy error reveals he’s hacking from Moscow

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/guccifer-2-0s-schoolboy-error-reveals-hes-hacking-from-moscow-19704.html#new_tab

 

My Mouse and Keyboard Stopped Working, but Work Elsewhere. How Do I Fix Them?

If your mouse and keyboard stop working, you may be able to repair the situation -- if you can overcome one huge obstacle.

https://askleo.com/mouse-keyboard-stopped-working-work-elsewhere-fix/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JGLND9DXI3dfbL

 

Most powerful Raspberry Pi-style boards yet? Octa-core machines with dual-SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0 and 4K video

New boards will accelerate AI-related tasks and boast specs more akin to a desktop PC.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/most-powerful-raspberry-pi-style-board-yet-octa-core-boards-with-8gb-and-dual-sata-revealed/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

9 Essential Details You Must Know About Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-mac-details/

 

Facebook Container Isolates Facebook From The Rest of Your Firefox Browsing

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/facebook-container-isolates-facebook-from-the-rest-of-your-firefox-browsing/

 

How to Ask Alexa to Print to Your HP Printer

Alexa can print certain items via your voice. Just ask her.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360043/how-to-ask-alexa-to-print-to-your-hp-printer

 

How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.

https://opensource.com/article/18/3/how-reset-windows-password-linux?sc_cid=701f2000000tyLKAAY

 

City of Atlanta IT Systems Shut Down by SamSam Ransomware. Demand Is $51K To Decrypt

https://blog.knowbe4.com/city-of-atlanta-it-systems-shut-down-by-samsam-ransomware

 

Hey Siri! Read me this locked iPhone’s hidden messages…

Messages sent to your iPhone may not be as private as you think.

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/26/hey-siri-read-locked-hidden-messages/#new_tab

 

MicroLED is the first new screen tech in a decade. Can it beat OLED?

If Samsung and Apple get their way, an array of millions of tiny LEDs could oust OLED as the next big display technology. But it won't be easy.

https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/microled-is-the-first-new-screen-tech-in-a-decade-can-it-beat-oled/

 

DNC “lone hacker” Guccifer 2.0 pegged as Russian spy after opsec fail

"Hacktivist" logged into a social media account from an IP address at GRU HQ in Moscow.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/dnc-lone-hacker-guccifer-2-0-pegged-as-russian-spy-after-opsec-fail/

 

Survey: Your VPN Service May Not Be That Private After All

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/vpn-logging-survey,news-26866.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=OpKHmruNpsMkFC_owfBP3v658FnXOsstf963TXSfixwAFlGvz089qQsFwehPuyIo

 

Facebook Faces New Uproar: Call and SMS Metadata

Users Surprised By Metadata Collection, But Facebook Says It Always Asked

https://www.databreachtoday.com/facebook-faces-new-uproar-call-sms-metadata-a-10740

 

I Deleted a File by Mistake, Can I Get It Back?

It is possible to recover a file deleted by accident. Stop using the disk, check your Recycle Bin, and perhaps pull out an undelete utility.

https://askleo.com/i_deleted_a_file_by_mistake_can_i_get_it_back/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JGLND9DXI3dfbL

 

Ukraine is a test bed for global cyberattacks that will target major infrastructure

On the ground in Kiev, TechRepublic got a first-hand look at the frontline of a cyberwar that involves alleged Russian state-sponsored hackers, organized crime, and lone-wolf attackers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ukraine-is-a-test-bed-for-global-cyberattacks-that-will-target-major-infrastructure/

 

How to Get Hulu Plus for Free Every Month

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-hulu-for-free/

 

Vegas Casino Routinely Tracked Patrons’ Every Movement by Monitoring Their Phones

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/vegas-casino-routinely-tracked-patrons-every-move-by-monitoring-their-phones/

 

11 Robots That Are Going to Steal Your Jobs, Man

https://www.geek.com/tech/robots-that-are-going-to-steal-your-jobs-1706567

 

Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system

Home Assistant, a versatile and lightweight open source tool, makes it easy to automate everyday household tasks.

https://opensource.com/article/18/3/smart-home-assistant?sc_cid=701f2000000tyLKAAY

 

The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets

Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People's Fingerprints

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/22/yes-cops-are-now-opening-iphones-with-dead-peoples-fingerprints/#d6e1b4b393eb

 

Police arrest members of cybercrime gang

ATM jackpot gang is thought to have infiltrated over 100 financial firms in 40 countries costing banks more than one billion dollars.

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/27/police-arrest-members-cybercrime-gang/#new_tab

 

Facebook Admits: We Log All Your Calls and SMS History

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10308/facebook-admits-we-log-all-your-calls-and-sms-history

 

The 5 Latest Scam Emails You Should Avoid

https://tech.co/the-5-latest-scam-emails-you-should-avoid-2018-03

 

Dashlane Password Manager: Best Overall

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/dashlane,review-3767.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=eFiUoDAFJwgwcMhjGpZ0D_Cd0Cn5w4iAV1P-81GTyM64XnUUTrEuHARWxRjjRkq4

 

Leaked: Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory

Exclusive: Former employee explains how presentation showed techniques used to target voters

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/23/leaked-cambridge-analyticas-blueprint-for-trump-victory

 

[Tip] How to Change App Permissions in Android Mobile Phones to Improve Privacy

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-change-app-permissions-in-android-mobile-phones-to-improve-privacy/

 

Apple iOS 11.3 Release: It's The Big One

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/03/25/apple-ios-11-3-release-iphone-battery-life-iphone-upgrade/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#78e4229153b0

 

Why Installing Software Slows Down Your PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/installing-software-slows-pc/

 

Samsung’s Bixby Sucks. Here’s How to Turn it Off.

https://www.howtogeek.com/346527/samsung%E2%80%99s-bixby-sucks.-here%E2%80%99s-how-to-turn-it-off./

 

Legacy Cybersecurity Defenses Won’t Keep Pace with New Ransomware and Cryptojacking Threats

Findings from the 2018 Webroot Threat Report Reveal the Increasing Sophistication of Phishing, Malware, and Cryptojacking

https://www.webroot.com/us/en/about/press-room/releases/ransomware-and-cryptojacking-threats

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Latest Edition of CyberHeistNews

Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 pm (PDT)

CyberheistNews Vol 8 #13 City of Atlanta IT Systems Shut Down by SamSam Ransomware

http://bit.ly/2G9u6z2

 

5 Email Scams Making the Rounds

Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:27 pm (PDT

Here are 5 email scams that are making the rounds. They all seem to have a common theme of claiming billing errors and require your immediate attention and information.

http://bit.ly/2Gb8u5t

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Microsoft is readying multi-session support for Windows 10

Microsoft looks poised to add a new Multi Session option to Windows 10, likely this fall, which will allow IT to provide multiple users with remote access to desktops/apps without relying on Windows Server.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-readying-multi-session-support-for-windows-10/

 

The $99 smartwatch with 45-day battery life is on sale on Amazon for even less than usual

http://bgr.com/2018/03/26/best-smartwatch-for-android-iphone-amazon-bip/

 

Recent WizTree updates bring improvements across the board\

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/09/wiztree-3-19-ships-with-improvements-across-the-board/

 

A Snapchat Guide for Parents

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/parents-guide-to-snapchat,news-22768.html?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Here are 8 Raspberry Pi projects you can learn today

Build robots, automate your home, mine for bitcoin, and more with this comprehensive Raspberry Pi training bundle.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/raspberry-pi-projects/

 

Configure Firefox New Tab Preferences on Windows 10 PC

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/configure-firefox-new-tab-preferences-on-windows-10-pc

 

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+: See all the new features on the board

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-see-all-the-new-features-on-the-board/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

4 digital tricks you'll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/tips/447657/4-digital-tricks-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

The Linux Foundation launches a deep learning foundation

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/the-linux-foundation-launches-a-deep-learning-foundation/

 

How to Change Windows Defender Exploit Protection Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87845-change-windows-defender-exploit-protection-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

7 Best Places to Download Free Music (Legally)

https://www.howtogeek.com/346971/7-best-places-to-download-free-music-legally/

 

Simple Tricks to Remember Insanely Secure Passwords

You need to lock your password manager with one secure master password, and you must remember it yourself. Here's how to do it.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359862/simple-tricks-to-remember-insanely-secure-passwords

 

11 Great XFCE Themes for Linux XFCE Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/xfce4-desktop-themes-linux/

 

The 5 Best Microsoft Office Password Recovery Tools That Actually Work

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-office-password-recovery-tools/

 

Microsoft adds two new privacy options to Windows 10 setup

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/08/microsoft-adds-two-new-privacy-options-to-windows-10-setup/

 

How to Stop Facebook Lite From Logging Calls, Texts

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/facebook-lite-stop-call-text-log-sync-how-to,news-26857.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=9ThReVGxwRJcTt2DX_0ToOxjYJE9u-bo2MMc59GxBjjqk8hNByM7TOSu2r0AxJAq

 

The first Chrome OS tablet comes from Acer

The Chromebook Tab 10 is built for schools.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/acer-chromebook-tab-10/

 

Enable 1080p Game DVR Recording and Save To External Drive on Xbox One

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-1080p-game-dvr-recording-save-external-drive-xbox-one

 

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ review: Hands-on with the new board

How does the latest Raspberry Pi board compare to its predecessors?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-review-hands-on-with-the-new-board/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to run a free background check on yourself

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

 

Nvidia looks to the AI future

An interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/nvidia-looks-to-the-ai-future/

 

Chrome 66 Will Finally Block Autoplay Audio in Videos With Sound

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/266253-chrome-66-will-finally-automatically-block-autoplay-audio-videos-sound

 

How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android (Without Rooting)

https://www.howtogeek.com/270382/how-to-make-the-amazon-fire-tablet-more-like-stock-android/

 

What if Amazon Closed Up Shop Tomorrow?

Is your life and business so intertwined with Amazon services that you'd be totally screwed without it? Think about it.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/359935/what-if-amazon-closed-up-shop-tomorrow

 

5 of the Best Kodi Add-ons to Stream Your Favorite Sports Immediately

https://www.maketecheasier.com/kodi-add-ons-stream-sports/

 

The 10 Most Popular Linux Apps and Distros in 2018

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/popular-linux-apps-distros-2018/

 

Microsoft Office March 2018 Patch Day

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/07/microsoft-office-march-2018-patch-day/

 

Guess What? Facebook Logs Your Calls, Texts (Update)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/facebook-logs-calls-texts,news-26847.html

 

New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing

A lot has changed in the four years it was in development.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/25/transport-layer-security-standard-/

 

HiBit System Information: View hardware and software information about your Windows PC

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/hibit-system-information

 

How to set up your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

This is everything you need to know about how to get your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ up and running.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-set-up-your-raspberry-pi-3-model-b/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

 

Robot posture and movement style affects how humans interact with them

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/robot-posture-and-movement-style-affects-how-humans-interact-with-them/

 

Amazon Patents Delivery Drones That Detect Screaming, Flapping Arms, May Smell Human Fear

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/266260-amazon-patented-delivery-drones-respond-screaming-flapping-arms-may-smell-human-fear

 

Vegas Casino Routinely Tracked Patrons’ Every Movement by Monitoring Their Phones

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/vegas-casino-routinely-tracked-patrons-every-move-by-monitoring-their-phones/

 

The Best Tax Software of 2018

It's not as hard as you think to prepare your own taxes—and you get to keep more of your refund. We test, rate, and compare eight popular online services that can help.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1904319,00.asp

 

How to Set Up and Use LastPass to Secure Your Website Passwords

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-lastpass-secure-website-passwords/

 

9 Famous Amazon-Owned Websites You Should Be Using

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/famous-amazon-owned-websites/

 

Windows Firewall Control Tips

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/06/windows-firewall-control-tips/

 

LastPass Password Manager Review: A Great Bargain

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lastpass,review-3775.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=ZSXTC4VZhPBsTLwiCDn3ioSYaOn3qrtco6ad-hsImOL2GhJRzIxUj7FYHmLsfFKB

 

Google starts blocking its apps on uncertified Android devices

Your custom ROMs will still work, but there are new restrictions.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/26/google-starts-blocking-its-apps-on-uncertified-android-devices/

 

How to Create Elevated App Shortcut without UAC Prompt in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57690-create-elevated-shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html

 

Want to set up a network of Raspberry Pi computers? Here's how to do it

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released PiServer, a tool which allows users to easily set up a network of Raspberry Pi computers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/want-to-set-up-a-network-of-raspberry-pi-computers-heres-how-to-do-it/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft's Edge browser app now available for iPad, Android tablets

Microsoft's Edge browser apps are available as free downloads for use on iPads and Android tablets from the Apple App and Google Play Stores.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-edge-browser-app-now-available-for-ipad-android-tablets/

 

Lightweight robo-coat for sea creatures could track habits without interfering

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/26/lightweight-robo-coat-for-sea-creatures-could-track-habits-without-interfering/

 

The New Oculus Go Slashes VR’s Entry Price Without Gutting Quality

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/266239-new-oculus-go-slashes-vrs-entry-price-without-gutting-quality

 

WINDOWS 10 SPRING CREATORS UPDATE FEATURES OVERVIEW

The next version of Windows 10 is rolling out in April, and here's a quick overview of the new features you'll find in the Spring Creators Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-spring-creators-update-features-overview/

 

Feds Charge Iranians for Hacking 144 US Universities

The hackers allegedly targeted 100,000 professors' email accounts, managing to compromise 8,000 of them.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360028/feds-charge-iranians-for-hacking-144-us-universities

 

How to Sync Your Outlook Contact Lists with iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sync-outlook-contact-lists-with-iphone/

 

10 Chrome Homework Extensions That Really Work for Students

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-homework-extensions-students/

 

KB4090913 for Windows 10 fixes USB bug

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/06/kb4090913-for-windows-10-fixes-usb-bug/

 

I think Apple realized the iPhone X is too expensive

http://bgr.com/2018/03/26/iphone-x-2018-price-vs-samsung/

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