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Sat 4/07/2018 1225
Fri 4/06/2018 1224
Thur 4/05/2018 1223
Wed 4/04/2018 1222
Tue 4/03/2018 1221
Mon 4/02/2018 1220
Sun 4/01/2018 1219

Sat 1225  4/07/2018

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/03/largest-study-ever-fake-news-mit-twitter/555104/

 

Drupal CMS vulnerability allows hackers to gain complete control of your website

The input sanitation vulnerability, an oversight that allows for arbitrary code execution, was patched on Wednesday by Drupal developers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/drupal-cms-vulnerability-allows-hackers-to-gain-complete-control-of-your-website/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

11 Dangerous Data Breaches That Should Freak You Out

In recent decades, we've seen some of the most secure servers in the world breached by black hats.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/346836/11-dangerous-data-breaches-that-should-freak-you-out

 

PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important DIY enthusiast tools ever created

Hands-on, virtually.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3267748/gaming/pc-building-simulator-early-access-preview.html

 

Google pay discrimination lawsuit is moving forward

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/google-pay-discrimination-lawsuit-is-moving-forward/

 

Apple brings RAW video editing to the masses with new FCP X update

ProRes RAW blends speed and quality.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/apple-prores-raw-format-final-cut-pro-x/

 

TINKERNUT’S HIDDEN COKE BOTTLE SPY CAM

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/tinkernuts-spy-cam/

 

Alexa’s newest trick will turn all of your Amazon Echo devices into intercoms

http://bgr.com/2018/04/06/alexa-update-announcements-echo-amazon-broadcast-feature/

 

All The New B360, H370, And H310 Motherboards

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-b360-h370-h310-chipsets,36813.html

 

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

The 2012 LinkedIn password breach, and others like it, are still paying dividends for criminals

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

 

Google Hits a Major Renewable Energy Milestone

https://www.thurrott.com/google/155776/google-hits-major-renewable-energy-milestone?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--rGfNGUiVGz4_qtaFfyJP7__4_fbMI1M6Uuf-YaH5025g1GEudswBEp7QDwFc0sNNn5A1-2JEectXvPJnq-KwZIrt3-g&_hsmi=61848786

 

Windscribe VPN: Good, If Not Great

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/windscribe-vpn,review-5255.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=HKevKvBTyx4fW475T-iTfjwcbSMpWqe6NPxdZ1G_XHzHkwzstnaXwFaMY8BO18_F&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

Why Smart Fridges Are the Future

https://www.howtogeek.com/347408/why-smart-fridges-are-the-future/

 

Top 5: Ways Alexa can help you get work done

You might know that Alexa can tell you the weather or a joke, but did you know she can also help you make conference calls and manage your schedule? Here are five ways Alexa is helpful for business.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-ways-alexa-can-help-you-get-work-done/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Dig into Google's account dashboard to see what the company knows about you.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360238/how-to-manage-your-google-privacy-settings

 

Let's play PC Building Simulator

I think PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important enthusiast tools since the advent of PCPartPicker.

https://www.pcworld.com/video/86396/lets-play-pc-building-simulator

 

3 tests show Facebook is determined to make Stories the default

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/facebook-stories-default/

 

Facebook is struggling with the EU's stricter privacy laws

Facebook seems caught off guard by rules that have been in the pipeline for six years.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/facebook-is-struggling-with-the-eus-stricter-privacy-laws/

 

BUILD A SOLAR-POWERED NATURE CAMERA FOR YOUR GARDEN

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/solar-powered-nature-camera/

 

Facebook Restricts Data Access As It Admits Abuse Was Rampant

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/facebook-restricts-data-rampant-abuse,36830.html

 

ProBeat: Windows 10 Mail is already abysmal, and Microsoft wants to make it worse

https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/06/probeat-windows-10-mail-is-already-abysmal-and-microsoft-wants-to-make-it-worse/

 

Cyberattacks Now #1 Threat To Swiss Banks

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/expert-comments/cyberattacks-now-1-threat-to-swiss-banks/

 

Amazon Claims “Tens of Millions” of Streaming Music Subscribers

https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/155713/amazon-claims-tens-millions-streaming-music-subscribers?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--rGfNGUiVGz4_qtaFfyJP7__4_fbMI1M6Uuf-YaH5025g1GEudswBEp7QDwFc0sNNn5A1-2JEectXvPJnq-KwZIrt3-g&_hsmi=61848786

 

CyberGhost VPN: Tons of Features, Spotty Performance

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/cyberghost-vpn,review-4458.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=fvSzVly93jAbrBKhhlPldtRenvgO8kla2RaYJJ_bXJMnqTj7gqY5C7DugbX-br4V

 

You Can’t Reverse Search Phone Numbers or Email Addresses on Facebook Anymore

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-cant-reverse-search-phone-numbers-or-email-addresses-on-facebook-anymore/

 

5 annoying Windows problems and how to fix them

https://www.komando.com/tips/440155/5-annoying-windows-problems-and-how-to-fix-them

 

How to protect yourself on Facebook using a simple Firefox extension

If you depend upon Facebook for your business but want more control over your data, what should you do? Installing the official Mozilla Facebook Container extension might be your best option.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-on-facebook-using-a-simple-firefox-extension/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon Alexa Is Now Your Home Intercom

A new Alexa feature called Announcements lets you make one-way voice broadcasts to all the other Echo devices in your household.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360261/amazon-alexa-is-now-your-home-intercom

 

AMD Ryzen 5 processors get killer Amazon deals with Zen+ CPUs looming

Six cores, twelve threads, a hundred and fifty bucks.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3267645/components-processors/amd-ryzen-5-processors-get-killer-amazon-deals-with-zen-cpus-looming.html

 

Twitter claims more progress on squeezing terrorist content

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/twitter-transparency-report-12/

 

US Congressmen ask FCC to combat unauthorized Stingray use

They sent the agency a letter following reports of Stingray use in the US capital.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/congressmen-ask-fcc-combat-unauthorized-stingray-use/

 

Building a portable Raspberry Pi workstation from a foldable 4.3 screen

http://www.recantha.co.uk/blog/?p=18689

 

HyperX Is Preparing To Launch RGB Infrared DDR4 Memory

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/kingston-hyperx-rgb-infrared-ddr4,36840.html

 

Football team pays $2.5 million to criminals in transfer fee scam

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/03/29/football-team-pays-2-5-million-to-criminals-in-transfer-fee-scam/

 

Ransomware Payments: Where Have All the Bitcoins Gone?

Researchers Track Cryptocurrency Ransoms Paid by Cerber, Locky and Other Victims

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/ransomware-where-does-bitcoin-money-go-a-10747

 

How to Change Settings and Layout for Multiple Displays in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21084-multiple-displays-change-settings-layout-windows-10-a.html

 

Hotspot Shield VPN: Alluring but Mysterious (be sure to read the second paragraph)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/hotspot-shield-vpn,review-5273.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=N0hLkD8UW_8GN_uaHq7k_ffgWTydbzJd-TcpOqEvSxgS0VC_3-XAVhnA_8OIEjZH

 

How to Limit Any Application’s Bandwidth on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/347711/how-to-limit-any-applications-bandwidth-on-windows/

 

Use a USB drive to lock and unlock your PC

https://www.komando.com/downloads/445175/use-a-usb-drive-to-lock-and-unlock-your-pc

 

US FCC aims to block Chinese networking gear over national security concerns

Purchase of Huawei and ZTE networking equipment with federal funds would be blocked in the proposal by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, which is expected to pass.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-fcc-aims-to-block-chinese-networking-gear-over-national-security-concerns/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Chatbot Provider Hack Hits Delta, Sears

Attackers stole payment card data from the affected companies between September and October.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360264/chatbot-provider-hack-hits-delta-sears

 

Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

The eyes have it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3266634/hardware/tobii-vr-eye-tracking-vive.html

 

Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows

Yes, Mac Pro is coming in 2019

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/apples-2019-imac-pro-will-be-shaped-by-workflows/

 

How to free up Google Drive space

Need more space in your Gmail inbox? Time to clear out Google Drive.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-free-up-google-drive-space/#ftag=CADf328eec

 

INSTALL UBUNTU MATE ON YOUR RASPBERRY PI

Try out this alternative operating system on your Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/install-ubuntu-mate-raspberry-pi/

 

Google Project Zero Researcher Finds Bug In Windows Defender

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/project-zero-bug-windows-defender,36833.html

 

In 2017, the IC3 received approximately 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud. The claimed losses amounted to nearly $15 million, which represented an 86% increase in losses from 2016. 

https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180328.aspx

 

Scientists trace ransomware payments across the globe

https://www.futurity.org/ransomware-attacks-1712522/

 

Enable Download to Host from Windows Defender Application Guard Microsoft Edge session in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106072-enable-download-host-wdag-microsoft-edge-windows-10-a.html

 

TunnelBear VPN: Middle of the Pack (be sure to read the third paragraph)

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/tunnelbear-vpn,review-5271.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=AscgLlOMkS-J1TwQOwyOJpSMNsbOlpKLc7WFEzGYn91sKQHNWTits_CZzEI-h1gN&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

What is Windows 10’s Timeline, and How Do I Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/348122/what-is-windows-10s-timeline-and-how-do-i-use-it/

 

How to stop ads from following you online

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

 

Boeing confirms malware attack, downplays production impact

After reports emerged that the aerospace giant had fallen victim to the WannaCry ransomware, Boeing downplayed the production impact, labelling it a 'limited intrusion' of malware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/boeing-confirms-malware-attack-downplays-production-impact/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

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Fri 1224  4/06/2018

Facebook’s privacy scandal is the least of your online worries

https://nypost.com/2018/04/05/facebooks-privacy-scandal-is-the-least-of-your-online-worries/

 

Trends Are Over: How Bots Made Social Stats Basically Useless

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/trends-are-over-how-bots-made-social-stats-basically-useless/

 

Zuckerberg says Facebook will offer GDPR privacy controls everywhere

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/zuckerberg-gdpr/

 

If Apple's Mac has any future, it's in the cloud

Is the Mac a dying platform? There is only one way forward for Apple's Mac and iOS developer platforms.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apples-mac-future-resides-in-the-cloud/

 

8 useful Chromebook tricks you aren't using but should

https://www.komando.com/tips/447946/7-useful-chromebook-tricks-you-arent-using-but-should

 

Intel’s Core i7-9700K: What We Know (And How It Could Beat AMD)

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/core-i7-9700k-intel-9th-generation,36826.html

 

Why you might want to tell Facebook you now live in Europe

https://www.grahamcluley.com/why-you-might-want-to-tell-facebook-you-now-live-in-europe/

 

How to clean install Windows 10 version 1803 (Spring Creators Update)

VIDEO: The best way to get Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is doing a clean installation — Here's why and how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/clean-install-windows-10-1803-spring-creators-update/

 

10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Streaming. Gaming. Networking. Even printing! The Raspberry Pi is far more than a toy.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3043022/computers/10-surprisingly-practical-raspberry-pi-projects-anybody-can-do.html

 

Latest macOS Update 10.13.4 Completely Breaks Multi-Desktop Displays

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/266983-latest-macos-update-10-13-4-breaks-multi-desktop-displays?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

OneDrive, Outlook, Other Office Products Get New Security Features

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/155848/onedrive-outlook-other-office-products-get-new-security-features?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8zk-o5ZSjuIhfZdwPcx3Jfn6sFVTb4k8rkN2Nm1z_gssdIwKRqOymc0581NO0XH-gUf8RZgBrptoaqPPDmbeHoxfkHAQ&_hsmi=61887569

 

ESPN+ isn’t really for cord-cutters

Sports streaming rights are a mess, and ESPN’s standalone service doesn’t help.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3268037/software-sports/espn-isn-t-really-for-cord-cutters.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-05

 

Why Apple Health Records in iOS 11.3 could be a tipping point for EMR

Apple's focus on putting secure health data in the hands of individuals could help spur adoption of electronic medical records says Dr. Ted Smith, CEO of Revon Systems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-apple-health-records-could-be-a-tipping-point-for-ehr-adoption/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Samsung's Aurora Smart Speaker Needs Your Phone

This smart speaker is dumb until you add a smartphone.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360220/samsungs-aurora-smart-speaker-needs-your-phone

 

Disable That Annoying Apple Pay Notification Without Enabling Apple Pay

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/disable-that-annoying-apple-pay-notification-without-enabling-apple-pay/

 

White House email domains are at risk of being used in phishing attacks

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/white-house-email-domains-are-at-risk-of-being-used-in-phishing-attacks/

 

New MacOS backdoor connected to OceanLotus threat group

OceanLotus has been linked to attacks against human rights organizations, researchers, and more.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-macos-backdoor-connected-to-oceanlotus-threat-group/

 

3 free downloads for optimum Windows security

https://www.komando.com/downloads/412662/3-free-downloads-for-optimum-windows-security

 

WD Black 3D NVMe SSD Review: WD Debuts Its New Controller

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-black-nvme-ssd-review,5530.html

 

Don’t blame Panera Bread’s security guy just because he used to work at Equifax

USE YOUR LOAF.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/dont-blame-panera-breads-security-guy-just-because-he-used-to-work-at-equifax/

 

Delta Air Lines says some customers' payment information breached in cyberattack last fall

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-delta-air-lines-cyberattack-20180404-story.html

 

Celebrate Pi Day 2018 with these great Newegg deals on Raspberry Pi and maker kits

It's Pi Day 2018, and Newegg is celebrating with a bunch of deals on Raspberry Pi and general maker gear.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3262674/consumer-electronics/pi-day-2018-deals.html

 

Microsoft Extends Advanced Protection Capabilities to Office 365 Home and Personal

https://www.petri.com/microsoft-extends-advanced-protection-capabilities-office-365-home-personal?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8zk-o5ZSjuIhfZdwPcx3Jfn6sFVTb4k8rkN2Nm1z_gssdIwKRqOymc0581NO0XH-gUf8RZgBrptoaqPPDmbeHoxfkHAQ&_hsmi=61887569

 

Report: Future iPhones to Feature Curved Displays, Touchless Controls

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/155794/report-future-iphones-feature-curved-displays-touchless-controls?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8zk-o5ZSjuIhfZdwPcx3Jfn6sFVTb4k8rkN2Nm1z_gssdIwKRqOymc0581NO0XH-gUf8RZgBrptoaqPPDmbeHoxfkHAQ&_hsmi=61887569

 

VTech VM2251 Video Baby Monitor review: A best friend for new parents

The in-home baby camera includes a temperature monitor, automatic night vision, and a sound-activated screen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3265733/security-cameras/vtech-vm2251-video-baby-monitor-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-05

 

Google unveils Chrome OS tablet for students, goes to war with iPad in education market

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 includes touch and stylus functionality, as well as AR integration.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-unveils-chrome-os-tablet-for-students-goes-to-war-with-ipad-in-education-market/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Bug Possibly Exposed Data on Millions of Panera Customers

Panera was alerted about the problem eight months ago, but did nothing until the media began writing about the data leak, according to a security researcher.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360204/bug-possibly-exposed-data-on-millions-of-panera-customers

 

Quickly Clean Out Your Facebook App Permissions Right Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/quickly-clean-out-your-facebook-app-permissions-right-now/

 

Facebook restricts APIs, axes old Instagram platform amidst scandals

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/facebook-instagram-api-shut-down/

 

HP's new monster ZBooks: Latest Intel Xeons, up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD

HP unveils its fifth generation of high-end laptops with Intel's latest Xeon processors.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hps-new-monster-zbooks-latest-intel-xeons-up-to-32gb-ram-4tb-ssd/

 

5 tricks to get the best possible reception with your indoor antenna

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34820694/5-tricks-to-get-the-best-possible-reception-with-your-indoor-antenna

 

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Everything We Know So Far

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/facebook-cambridge-analytica-scandal-updates,36823.html

 

Who are Windows 10 on ARM-powered devices for?

Windows 10 on ARM devices are here, but with lacking performance in x86 apps, I've started to wonder who these devices are really for.

https://www.windowscentral.com/g00/who-are-windows-10-arm-powered-devices?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

We’ve only just ‘scratched the surface of what’s possible’ with Alexa, exec says

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/alexa-potential-rohit-prasad/

 

Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands

Intel's Optane technology can turn your hard drive into something closer to an SSD.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3265448/storage/intel-optane-memory-laptops-core-i5-i7-and-i9-brands.html

 

How to Fix: Windows 10 1709 Won't Install

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10314/how-fix-windows-10-1709-wont-install

 

How to Delete Email Messages in Windows 10 Mail app

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/44485-delete-email-messages-windows-10-mail-app.html

 

How your home security camera detects motion

Here's everything you need to know to get the most out of this critical, but often frustrating feature.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3263662/home-tech/how-your-home-security-camera-detects-motion.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-05

 

Linux on Windows 10: Microsoft makes it simpler to port your favorite distros

The company is releasing code designed streamline the process of porting a Linux distribution to run on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-on-windows-10-microsoft-makes-it-simpler-to-port-your-favorite-distros/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Which Smart Home Security Device Do You Trust? Readers Weigh In

When asked what they would trust the most to keep their houses safe, 34 percent of respondents in a recent PCMag survey said smart home security devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360207/which-smart-home-security-device-do-you-trust-readers-weigh

 

Effortless Is a Dead Simple To Do List and Timer For macOS

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/effortless-is-a-dead-simple-to-do-list-and-timer-for-macos/

 

Facebook rewrites Terms of Service, clarifying device data collection

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/facebook-terms-of-service/

 

Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router

A top Linux security programmer, Matthew Garrett, has discovered Linux in Symantec's Norton Core Router. It appears Symantec has violated the GPL by not releasing its router's source code.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/symantec-may-violate-linux-gpl-in-norton-core-router/

 

With this operating system you can have privacy and anonymity

https://www.komando.com/downloads/445178/with-this-operating-system-you-can-have-privacy-and-anonymity

 

Graphics Card Makers Shipping DDR4-Based Nvidia GT 1030 GPUs

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-gt-1030-ddr4-msi-gigabyte-palit,36824.html

 

50 influencers Windows users and Microsoft fans need to watch

At Windows Central, we watch Microsoft and its associated ecosystems with enthusiasm. These 50 Microsoft influencers are the ones we pay the closest attention to, and we think fans of Windows, Xbox and everything else Microsoft should follow every one of them.

https://www.windowscentral.com/g00/microsoft-windows-xbox-influencers-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

Apple Is Reportedly Planning Some Game-Changing Features for Future iPhones

From foldable displays to MicroLED screens to touchless gestures, Apple's rumored iPhone hardware projects pack a punch.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14547640/1/apple-keeps-pushing-envelope-with-iphone-hardware-plans.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Give your outlets a dose of AI with these great deals on smart plugs

Control everything with Alexa and Google Assistant.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3267666/consumer-electronics/give-your-outlets-a-dose-of-ai-with-these-great-deals-on-smart-plugs.html

 

Apple iOS 11.3.1 Release: It's The Big One

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/04/05/apple-ios-11-3-1-release-suddenly-essential/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#3beaf504b3db

 

How to Apply Local Group Policies to Specific User in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/80043-apply-local-group-policy-specific-user-windows-10-a.html

 

Brightswitch review: This light switch plus Android smartphone adds up to a mess

https://www.techhive.com/article/3267650/smart-appliance/brightswitch-review-this-light-switch-plus-android-smartphone-adds-up-to-a-mess.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-05

 

Google Cloud gets text-to-speech powers to work with IoT devices, voice systems

Google's Cloud Text-to-Speech uses DeepMind WaveNet technology to allow developers to convert text into natural sounding speech.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-cloud-gets-text-to-speech-powers-to-work-with-iot-devices-voice-systems/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions Banned From Chrome Web Store

Google is no longer accepting any extensions that mine cryptocurrency, and plans to delist existing ones that do in June.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360201/cryptocurrency-mining-extensions-banned-from-chrome-web-stor

 

How To Turn Off Facebook Messenger’s Annoying M Suggestions

https://www.howtogeek.com/347789/how-to-turn-off-facebook-messenger%E2%80%99s-annoying-m-suggestions/

 

Why you should buy a vertical mouse

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spend-15-new-vertical-mouse-144332164.html

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Free PDF Tech Support Documents

Sun Apr 8, 2018 12:14 am (PDT

Trying to adjust to the latest version of Windows 10? Or like to know some shortcuts for Excel? Whatever you're looking for, you may be able to find a PDF Guide for it here. And of course the cost is the best you'll find anywhere. Some of the PDFs are very short while others are extremely comprehensive. Take a browse through this tech references wonderland.

http://bit.ly/2qebSCD

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Thur 1223  4/05/2018

This near-full-display smartphone takes out the bezel and notch in a very 2010 way — and it actually looks pretty cool

http://www.businessinsider.com/slider-smartphone-removes-bezel-and-notch-2018-4

 

Mophie pad offers fast wireless charging for Apple and Samsung phones

You don't have to be picky about devices to recharge in a hurry.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/05/mophie-charge-stream-plus-wireless-charging-pad/

 

Apple Nabbing Google's AI Chief Is a Big Win for Siri (and You)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/apple-john-giannandrea-ai-siri,news-26905.html

 

How to Use Nearby Sharing on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/347941/how-to-use-nearby-sharing-on-windows-10/

 

Is your VPN secure? How to check for leaks

A trusted virtual private network is a great tool for security and privacy, but if it's not configured correctly it may not be so private.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3150256/internet/how-to-check-if-your-vpn-is-leaking-private-data.html

 

Intel unveils 5GHz six-core Core i9 processors for laptops

http://bgr.com/2018/04/03/intel-core-i9-processor-gaming-laptops/

 

Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

All of your arguments against desktop Linux are outdated and irrelevant.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268005/linux/why-not-the-best-why-not-linux-mint.html

 

Mirai variant botnet launches IoT DDoS attacks on financial sector

According to Recorded Future research, this could mark the first IoT botnet used in a DDoS attack since the initial Mirai attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mirai-variant-botnet-launches-iot-ddos-attacks-on-financial-sector/

 

Companies we've said goodbye to (or soon will be) but will never be forgotten (right?)

https://finance.yahoo.com/photos/companies-weve-said-goodbye-soon-slideshow-wp-162302987/

 

Intel Unleashes New Mobile Core i9 Processors at Nearly 5GHz

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/266857-intel-unleashes-new-mobile-core-i9-processors-at-nearly-5ghz?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

If Apple breaks from Intel, will Macs get cheaper?

https://mashable.com/2018/04/06/apple-mac-intel-split-mashtalk/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

How to Download Your Facebook Data (and 6 Surprising Things I Found)

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360173/how-to-download-your-facebook-data-and-6-surprising-things

 

Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/australia-latest-to-open-probe-into-facebook-data-scandal/

 

How to make your router hack-proof

https://www.komando.com/tips/446869/how-to-make-your-router-hack-proof

 

Facebook wiped Zuckerberg's conversations from people's inboxes

That's not a feature the rest of us have.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/facebook-zuckerberg-message-wiping/

 

Protect Yourself from Panera’s Half-Baked Security

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/panera-data-flaw-security,news-26909.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=ppGK4J-b2MN4_OPtn_BMGxuY-7EmoRjeQtJHNnTBHLPo2Nx0leHDjYkEGcT2bw9m

 

How To Upgrade To A New PC Case

https://www.howtogeek.com/347582/how-to-upgrade-to-a-new-pc-case/

 

Evoluent VerticalMouse C Right Wireless review: This upright mouse aims to end your arm pain

With its unique ergonomic design, the VerticalMouse minimizes reach and motion to combat repetitive strain injuries.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3257585/hardware/evoluent-verticalmouse-c-right-wireless-review.html

 

Panera Bread breach affected anywhere between 10,000 and 37 million accounts

http://bgr.com/2018/04/03/panera-bread-data-breach-warning/

 

Microsoft wants you on Edge, even if it has to trick you

Stealthily getting users to use its browser is ill-advised. Why not just make the thing better?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3267634/web-browsers/microsoft-wants-you-on-edge-even-if-it-has-to-trick-you.html

 

[Did You Know] Long Press on 3-Dots Menu and Get “More Options” in Android Mobile Phones

https://www.askvg.com/did-you-know-long-press-on-3-dots-menu-and-get-more-options-in-android-mobile-phones/

 

Here are the 15 best iPad keyboard cases, from the Mini to the Pro

https://www.yahoo.com/news/26-best-ipad-keyboard-cases-191510941.html

 

US Government Confirms Unauthorized Cell Phone Surveillance in Washington

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/266878-us-government-confirms-unauthorized-cell-phone-surveillance-in-washington?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

Nobody needs a Chromebook with a 4K screen

https://mashable.com/2018/04/05/google-chromebook-4k-displays-rumor/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

Intel Unveils Six-Core i9 CPU for Laptops

A mobile chip that runs at up to 4.8GHz and boasts a 29 percent performance gain compared to a Core i7-7820HK.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360188/intel-unveils-six-core-i9-cpu-for-laptop

 

Cambridge Analytica denies accessing data on 87M Facebook users…claims 30M

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/cambridge-analytica-30-million/

 

Make any TV have amazing sound

https://www.komando.com/tips/449007/make-any-tv-have-amazing-sound

 

With Squadbox, friends moderate harassing messages in your email

MIT researchers developed it as a way to mitigate online harassment.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/squadbox-friends-moderate-harassing-email/

 

Mullvad VPN: For the Truly Paranoid

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/mullvad-vpn,review-5254.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=P6ceuU9G1gky_bf4ZFL0IUFe7xnrw-1cDPgcKzRHD4w0dwB6WRM1C5k7VCQ8jkN0

 

Why Does Microsoft Charge $100 for Encryption When Everyone Else Gives It Away?

https://www.howtogeek.com/347730/why-does-microsoft-charge-100-for-encryption-when-everyone-else-gives-it-away/

 

Create Excel reports from multiple spreadsheets with Multi-file Pivot Tables

All you need is one common, unique field.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3239706/software/create-excel-reports-from-multiple-spreadsheets-with-multi-file-pivot-tables.html

 

Apple recently poached Google’s chief of search and AI

http://bgr.com/2018/04/03/siri-vs-google-apple-poaches-ai-search-guru-john-giannandrea/

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Amazon Would Like to Clean Your Filthy House With Amazon Home Assistants

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2892/amazon-would-like-to-clean-your-filthy-house-with-amazon-home-assistants

 

Look out AMD and Nvidia, Intel could get into the graphics card game by 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/look-amd-nvidia-intel-could-184158650.html

 

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You'll know soon

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/ct-biz-facebook-cambridge-data-20180406-story.html

 

Top 7 Features Windows 10 Borrowed From Android and iOS

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

 

Walmart's Chinese Grocery Store Delivers in 30 Minutes

Walmart opens a new grocery-focused mini-supermarket in Shenzhen stocking over 8,000 products it delivers very quickly.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360176/walmarts-chinese-grocery-store-delivers-in-30-minutes

 

Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/our-digital-future-will-be-shaped-by-increasingly-mobile-technologies-coming-from-china/

 

Free alternative to Adobe Lightroom

https://www.komando.com/downloads/443841/free-alternative-to-adobe-lightroom

 

Spotify might be working on an in-car music player

A number of people received offers for such a device.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/06/spotify-working-on-in-car-music-player/

 

5 Ways to Secure Your Alexa Device

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-secure-alexa,news-26881.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=DVph7CCH1OUtUNnNkAneVu6poU33ecRnCSilbS7eXs8HamlBJMbHpOtZuuh8cckt

 

Can You Use a Fake Name On Facebook?

https://www.howtogeek.com/347128/can-you-use-a-fake-name-on-facebook/

 

Raspberry Pi projects: Insanely innovative, incredibly cool creations

The most thrilling examples of makers getting creative with the $35 Raspberry Pi.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2895874/computers/10-insanely-innovative-incredibly-cool-raspberry-pi-projects.html

 

One of the hottest sound bars on Amazon dropped to $60, its lowest price ever

http://bgr.com/2018/04/03/amazon-soundbar-price-discount-taotronics/

 

How to Specify Windows To Go Default Startup Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106151-specify-windows-go-default-startup-options-windows-10-a.html

 

LED Mason Jar Lanterns

https://makershare.com/projects/led-mason-jar-lanterns

 

Intel “Hades Canyon” NUC review

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/intel-hades-canyon-nuc-review-225543790.html

 

CIRCUIT OVERLOAD THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/circuit-overload-theme-windows-10-download/

 

8 Smartphone Accessories to Have in Your Car at All Times

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/car-smartphone-accessories/

 

Grindr Shared Users' HIV Status With Third-Party Analytics Firms

Grindr insists the practice was related to standard debugging procedures, but it has pledged to revoke access to users' HIV status from Apptimize and Localytics.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360187/grindr-shares-hiv-status-of-users-with-third-party-analytics

 

Last march of the Penryns: Intel cuts Spectre fixes for some older chips

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/last-march-of-the-penryns-intel-cuts-spectre-fixes-for-some-older-chips/

 

3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you

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

 

Microsoft will bring 64-bit app support to ARM-based PCs in May

The SDK will be available when the Build developer conference rolls around.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/05/microsoft-windows-arm-pc-64-bit-sdk-build/

 

How AI and machine learning are redefining cybersecurity

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/04/05/cybersecurity-ai/

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Top Ten Android Apps

Thu Apr 5, 2018 10:26 pm (PDT

These are currently the top 10 Android apps. Are you using any of them? Which ones?

http://bit.ly/2JpcmNV

Top 10 iPhone Apps

Thu Apr 5, 2018 10:30 pm (PDT)

And of course, here is the iPhone Top 10 Apps List.

http://bit.ly/2H3MnNI

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Wed 1222 4/04/2018

Apple iPad review (2018): A little better, a little less competition

Exciting? Maybe not, but you won't find a better tablet for the price.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/03/apple-ipad-review-2018/

 

How to Make Sure a Chrome Extension is Safe Before Installing It

https://www.howtogeek.com/347429/how-to-make-sure-a-chrome-extension-is-safe-before-installing-it/

 

5 Million Credit Cards Stolen from Saks, Lord & Taylor: What to Do

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/saks-hacked-card-theft,news-26892.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=dloJmA0NGXvSgADfNP0xtZ0wriDtH6Lcu97zVXpPbRjN9YChhqSdK1Ea20uK4xoO

 

Is Edward Snowden’s Haven a Security App… or the Ultimate Spy Tool?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/edward-snowden-haven-app/

 

Kim's 5 reasons to set up a financial Chromebook

https://www.komando.com/tips/443497/kims-5-reasons-to-set-up-a-financial-chromebook

 

Cheap Coffee Lake: Three Intel H370 and B360 Motherboards, Tested

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h370-b360-budget-coffee-lake-motherboard-roundup,5548.html

 

Firefox users can now ‘isolate their Facebook identity’ from the rest of the web

ADD-ON MAKES IT HARDER FOR FACEBOOK TO TRACK YOUR WEB ACTIVITY VIA THIRD-PARTY COOKIES.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/firefox-users-can-now-isolate-their-facebook-identity-from-the-rest-of-the-web/

 

Domain Theft Strands Thousands of Web Sites

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/domain-theft-strands-thousands-of-web-sites/

 

NY AG Eric Schneiderman talks about holding Facebook accountable for violation of user privacy

"In the long run, it's in Facebook's interest to get the facts out there and regain the public trust," said New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman in an interview with TechRepublic.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ny-ag-eric-schneiderman-talks-about-holding-facebook-accountable-for-violation-of-user-privacy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

'A Mac, a tablet, and a mobile device'

Freshly published Apple patent ignites a very iPad vision for the future of the Mac.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3259385/apple-mac/a-mac-a-tablet-and-a-mobile-device.html

 

Do I Need All These Partitions?

Newer machines often come with multiple partitions. While it's tempting to remove them, there's little to be gained.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-all-these-partitions/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IpSf6N4RU3dfbL

 

How Advertising Malware Infected 500k Users via Google Play Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/advertising-malware-infected-users-via-google-play-apps/

 

Hands On With the Intel 'Hades Canyon' Mini Gaming PC

Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing (NUC) product packs a punch in the gaming realm while sporting a slim profile. We go hands on.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360099/hands-on-with-the-intel-hades-canyon-mini-gaming-pc

 

Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing paves the way for lifelike gaming, the graphics holy grail

Real-time ray tracing is the holy grail for graphics, and it's getting real(er).

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3263746/components-graphics/microsoft-directx-raytracing-dx12-features-hardware-software.html

 

How to Create an Encrypted Disk Image to Securely Store Sensitive Files on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/183826/how-to-create-an-encrypted-file-container-disk-image-on-a-mac/

 

5 Ways to Secure Your Alexa Device

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-secure-alexa,news-26881.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=Rylv4AoHbPScAEI6rSPPSXelUCM3WFcNexrKMCgnzv2fwGBWjTNAklUEHZ2Bc8Tj

 

How to Build a Cheap Android PC With Inexpensive Parts

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-cheap-android-pc/

 

Free antispy tool for Windows 10

https://www.komando.com/downloads/442055/free-antispy-tool-for-windows-10

 

Intel Details Mobile 6-Core Coffee Lake Core i9s & Mainstream CPUs With Iris Plus Graphics

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-eighth-gen-coffee-lake-notebook,36790.html

 

Police arrest teens in connection with spammed-out school bomb threats

HOAX LEADS TO HANDCUFFS.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/police-arrest-teens-in-connection-with-spammed-out-school-bomb-threats/

 

U.S. Arrests 13, Charges 36 in ‘Infraud’ Cybercrime Forum Bust

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/u-s-arrests-13-charges-36-in-infraud-cybercrime-forum-bust/

 

macOS High Sierra bug will show hackers what your password is

External volumes encrypted using the Apple File System are logging decryption passwords in plain text, and Apple has yet to fix the problem.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/macos-high-sierra-bug-will-show-hackers-what-your-password-is/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apple's next big idea: Private healthcare

The focus on health continues as Apple launches a new subsidiary company tasked with providing healthcare clinics to Apple employees, AC Wellness.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3258806/apple-ios/apples-next-big-idea-private-healthcare.html

 

How Do I Find Out What Program Is Using All My CPU?

Occasionally, one program uses up all of your computer's processing resources. Using Task Manager, it's easy to figure out which program that is.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_find_out_what_program_is_using_all_my_cpu/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IpSf6N4RU3dfbL

 

Facebook rewrites Terms of Service, clarifying device data collection

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/04/facebook-terms-of-service/

 

Nest Hello

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356367/nest-hello

 

17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2600209/gaming/master-steam-10-powerful-tips-and-tricks-for-pc-gamings-do-it-all-vanguard.html

 

Apple Might Ditch Intel, Design Own Mac Processors

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/apple-might-ditch-intel-design-own-mac-processors/

 

Blink Security Camera Review: Very Good for the Price

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/blink-security-camera,review-4289.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=PKPawuRD1U97NWYbHZvhiyBhz05b_LNvssKRu7ZkkhamZZBb8M66dbKYsOGssyWE

 

Adobe Hikes the Price of Creative Cloud: Buy Now to Save Money

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-adobe-creative-cloud

 

Quick ways to stop phone snoops in their tracks

https://www.komando.com/columns/445027/quick-ways-to-stop-phone-snoops-in-their-tracks

 

New Intel RST Driver Increases Optane Memory Capabilities

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-rst-driver-16.0.2-optane,36803.html

 

Be wary when scanning QR codes with iOS 11’s camera app

Boobytrapped QR code can trick iOS 11 into taking you to a malicious website

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/28/scanning-qr-codes-ios-11s/#new_tab

 

Too many IoT smartphone apps making life easy for online criminals

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/many-iot-smartphone-apps-making-life-easy-online-criminals/#new_tab

 

Total Meltdown: How Microsoft's Meltdown patch created an even bigger flaw for hackers

The vulnerability affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and gives complete memory access to hackers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/total-meltdown-how-microsofts-spectre-patch-created-an-even-bigger-flaw-for-hackers/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Turn On or Off Tabs in apps (Sets) in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/102362-turn-off-tabs-apps-sets-windows-10-a.html

 

Is Online Document Conversion Safe?

Online document conversion services can be safe, or they can represent a real privacy risk. I'll look at the options.

https://askleo.com/online-document-conversion-safe/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IpSf6N4RU3dfbL

 

Why 2018 will be the year apps go to the edge

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/03/why-2018-will-be-the-year-apps-go-to-the-edge/

 

Consumer DNA Tests Are Wrong 40 Percent of the Time

https://www.geek.com/science/study-consumer-dna-tests-are-wrong-40-percent-of-the-time-1735529/

 

What is two-factor authentication, and which 2FA apps are best?

The five best 2FA apps for keeping your data safe.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3225913/security/what-is-two-factor-authentication-and-which-2fa-apps-are-best.html

 

It’s Really Hard To Grab Mark Zuckerberg’s Trash

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/its-really-hard-to-grab-mark-zuckerbergs-trash/

 

How to Stop Your Mobile Number from Being Hijacked

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/att-port-out-scam-warning,news-26707.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=uT6oPex5xpt4cxah18xQ9CqKkGuJ3NunraOtMDoSBblb-pKt71NTcAjt8FOITUKw

 

How to Play the Internet Archive’s Retro Games on Kodi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/retro-games-kodi-internet-archive/

 

How to get Alexa to call 911

https://www.komando.com/tips/440987/how-to-get-alexa-to-call-911

 

What The Tom’s Team Played This Weekend: PC Building Simulator

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/pc-building-simulator,36792.html

 

Lizard Squad member jailed after offering DDoS-for-hire attack service

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/03/29/lizard-squad-member-jailed/#new_tab

 

Finally extradited from Europe, suspected LinkedIn hacker faces US charges

DOJ: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat… to Americans.”

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/months-after-being-arrested-in-europe-suspected-linkedin-hacker-faces-us-charges/

 

Baltimore emergency 911 dispatch hacked, taken offline for 17 hours

The cyberattack slowed emergency response times as dispatchers had to resort to manual methods.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/baltimore-emergency-911-dispatch-hacked-taken-offline-for-17-hours/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

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

 

Makers’ Guide to Boards

https://makezine.com/comparison/boards/

 

Software Roundup: 6 Uninstallers that Help You Get Rid of Apps on Your Devices

https://www.maketecheasier.com/uninstaller-apps-roundup/

 

Apple iPad (2018)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/360175/apple-ipad-2018

 

How to delete, disable, or limit your Facebook account

If the news of Facebook's data handling has got you spooked, here's how you can limit third-party access to your account.

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

 

Chrome Will Remove Scammy Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions, But Not Until June

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/chrome-will-remove-scammy-cryptocurrency-mining-extensions-but-not-until-june/

 

Prynt Pocket Review: A Retro Instant Photo Printer for Your iPhone

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2857/prynt-pocket-review-a-retro-instant-photo-printer-for-your-iphone/

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Tue 1221 4/03/2018

Microsoft Is Officially Not the Windows Company Anymore

 What was once the sun is now just another outlying moon.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-02/microsoft-is-officially-not-the-windows-company-anymore

 

Google Cracks Down On Cryptomining Scams

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10311/google-cracks-down-cryptomining-scams

 

Walmart brings its partnership with JD.com into the food business

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/02/walmart-brings-its-partnership-with-jd-com-into-the-food-business/

 

HTC Vive Pro review: Virtual reality without the rough, blurry edges

The Vive Pro is the Bugatti Veyron supercar of virtual reality headsets: An exotic, expensive creature for VR conoisseurs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3267651/hardware/htc-vive-pro-review.html

 

The Golden Age of America Online

Take a modem squealin' stroll down online memory lane.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360144/the-golden-age-of-america-online

 

New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/new-eu-privacy-law-may-weaken-security/

 

How to Use Google Assistant’s New Routines Feature

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-assistants-routines-feature/

 

Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs Less Secure

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/266662-microsofts-meltdown-patch-made-windows-7-pcs-less-secure?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

The Microsoft Store needs an 'Extras' tab, not an 'Edge Extensions' tab

The Microsoft Store is fast becoming the home for all kinds of different content types available on Windows, so perhaps it could do with an "Extras" tab.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-store-should-include-extras-tab-not-extensions-tab

 

Instagram is the latest to drop its Apple Watch app

It had no choice now that Apple requires native apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/02/instagram-drops-apple-watch-app/

 

Snapchat Introduces Group Video Calls, Mentions

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/155674/snapchat-introduces-group-video-calls-mentions?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_K6pvizgeVSs9FT3eYxwQrZ43BkrSMM4D7BA7YzaQ7CD_dhEHxpu8KczIx4GxO0Q_GTfJibTwUZLIMtdkKn9P3R1-Kvw&_hsmi=61820255

 

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

 

How to Use an Android Tablet as a Screen for Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-tablet-screen-raspberry-pi/

 

Report Shows Ransomware is the New Normal

A new report on malware says that the majority of companies globally have been victims of ransomware in the last 12 months.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/report-shows-ransomware-is-the-new-normal/d/d-id/1331382

 

How to prevent the butt dial

https://www.komando.com/tips/446110/how-to-prevent-the-butt-dial

 

Here are the five things I learned installing a smart mirror

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/02/here-are-the-five-things-i-learned-installing-a-smart-mirror-in-my-house/

 

Outfit your home with Amazon Cloud Cams for up to $70 off today

Amazon is selling discounted bundles of its Cloud Cam today as well as Echo Spot for $20 off.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3268027/data-center-cloud/outfit-your-home-with-amazon-cloud-cams-for-up-to-70-off-today.html

 

Google Is Shutting Down Goo.gl

The way we find content changed and goo.gl short links are no longer good enough.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360171/google-is-shutting-down-goo-gl

 

Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/money-laundering-via-author-impersonation-on-amazon/

 

dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dwm-tiling-window-manager/

 

PC Building Sim Enters Early Access, Includes Overclocking, Water Cooling

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/266596-new-pc-building-simulator-enters-early-access-features-overclocking-watercooling-integration?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro review: This MacBook Pro clone has some serious hardware

Ever wondered what a MacBook Pro would be like if it ran Windows 10? The Mi Notebook Pro answers that question.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xiaomi-mi-notebook-pro-review

 

Privacy groups ask tech companies to sign user data 'security pledge'

Groups like the ACLU and Fight for the Future are backing the five-point pledge.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/02/privacy-groups-ask-tech-companies-sign-security-pledge/

 

The Path Ahead for Microsoft’s Windows

https://www.petri.com/path-ahead-microsofts-windows?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_K6pvizgeVSs9FT3eYxwQrZ43BkrSMM4D7BA7YzaQ7CD_dhEHxpu8KczIx4GxO0Q_GTfJibTwUZLIMtdkKn9P3R1-Kvw&_hsmi=61820255

 

Maximus Camera Floodlight review: Brand X is trying harder

It’s been around for years, but now it's doing more to earn your attention.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3245930/ces/maximus-camera-floodlight-review.html

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Excel

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beginners-guide-microsoft-excel/

 

Attackers Shift From Adobe Flaws to Microsoft Products

Seven of the Top 10 most commonly exploited vulnerabilities in 2017 were Microsoft-related - not Adobe Flash as in years past, Recorded Future found.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/attackers-shift-from-adobe-flaws-to-microsoft-products/d/d-id/1331381

 

Find out if programs are recording your every keystroke

https://www.komando.com/downloads/482/find-out-if-programs-are-recording-your-every-keystroke

 

Fitbit is crashing after a pretty rough note from Wall Street

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/02/fitbit-is-crashing-after-a-pretty-gnarly-note-from-wall-street/

 

B&H has a 4TB external hard drive for $20 cheaper than anywhere else today

For $80 you can get a 4TB WD external desktop hard drive from B&H Photo.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3267985/computers/bh-has-a-4tb-external-hard-drive-for-20-cheaper-than-anywhere-else-today.html

 

Apple iPad (2018)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/360175/apple-ipad-2018

 

IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/irs-scam-leverages-hacked-tax-preparers-client-bank-accounts/

 

Five Facebook Alternatives for Those Who Are Looking to Switch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/facebook-alternatives-social-networks/

 

It’s World Backup Day: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/265952-world-backup-day-heres-extremetech-staff-stays-backed?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=13

 

8 essential Android to iOS file-transfer tips

Here are eight ways Android and iPhone/iOS users can share files with each other, including online and off-line services, apps, and storage products.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262126/apple-ios/8-essential-android-to-ios-file-transfer-tips.html

 

Google equips school buses with WiFi for homework in rural areas

Rolling Study Halls let kids finish homework during long commutes.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/02/google-rolling-study-halls/

 

How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for Offline Maps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106248-enable-disable-automatic-updates-offline-maps-windows-10-a.html

 

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller review: New tricks from the market leader

With onboard controls and cleaner connectors, this sprinkler system is better than ever.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3264324/hubs-controllers/rachio-3-smart-sprinkler-controller-review-new-tricks-from-the-market-leader.htm

 

10 Killer Productivity Apps That Work Offline

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/offline-productivity-apps/

 

780 Days in the Life of a Computer Worm

This is a story of a worm, from the time it was coded and deployed onto the Internet. It is narrated by the worm in the first person.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/780-days-in-the-life-of-a-computer-worm/a/d-id/1331351

 

5 reasons your next light bulbs should really be smart bulbs

https://www.komando.com/tips/448150/5-reasons-your-next-light-bulbs-should-really-be-smart-bulbs

 

Music app Genius launches its own take on Stories, aided by YouTube

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/02/music-app-genius-launches-its-own-take-on-stories-aided-by-youtube/

 

Intel's new 'Coffee Lake' Core desktop CPUs and chipsets swipe a trick from smart speakers

Filling up Coffee Lake

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3266297/components-processors/intel-coffee-lake-8th-gen-core-desktop-cpus-chipsets.html

 

Apple iOS 11

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356077/apple-ios-11

 

Chase ‘Glitch’ Exposed Customer Accounts

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/chase-glitch-exposed-customer-accounts/

 

How to Try Out Apps without Installing with Android Instant Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/try-apps-without-installing-android-instant-apps/

 

Send text messages from anywhere with the Somewear Global Hotspot

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/send-text-messages-anywhere-somewear-195547622.html

 

Criminals pay just $15 for Apple iCloud account IDs, report claims

Compromised iCloud accounts are among the most valuable of those traded on the dark web, so Apple users must make sure they protect themselves against fraud and phishing attacks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3261128/apple-ios/criminals-pay-just-15-for-apple-icloud-account-ids-report-claims.html

 

Stomach wearable could replace the need for invasive probes

Advanced signal processing makes largely abandoned "EGG" devices feasible.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/02/stomach-wearable-non-invasive-digestion-problems/

 

How to Create a WLAN Report in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/47080-create-wlan-report-windows-10-a.html

 

MAGPI 68: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE NEW RASPBERRY PI 3B+

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/magpi-68/

 

7 Reasons to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-upgrade-ubuntu/

 

How to prevent typing data collection on Windows 10

Windows 10 collects everything you type on your computer. If you don't want to send this data to Microsoft, you can disable the built-in keylogger using this steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-typing-data-collection-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

Shorter, skippable ads will be coming to YouTube

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/02/youtube-launches-a-shorter-skippable-ad-format/

 

Apple Watch May Have Blown Murder Alibi

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10312/apple-watch-may-have-blown-murder-alibi

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AI Powers for Excel

Tue Apr 3, 2018 3:16 pm (PDT)

Excel getting some updates that will provide it with some artificial intelligence capabilities.

http://bit.ly/2pZgOuX

 

Surviving the Surveillance Age

Tue Apr 3, 2018 9:19 pm (PDT

Here are some suggestions on how to survive the surveillance age.

http://bit.ly/2q2XrRL

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Mon 1220 4/02/2018

Mozilla shows off a Firefox ‘mixed reality’ browser for headsets

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/03/mozilla-shows-off-a-firefox-mixed-reality-browser-for-headsets/

 

Report: Apple plans to move away from Intel chips in Macs...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/report-apple-plans-move-away-175000869.html

 

Financial Cyber Threat Sharing Group Phished

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

 

Best Virtual Reality Headsets

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-virtual-reality-headsets,4722.html

 

6 great Facebook replacement apps

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

 

Report: Cryptojacking exploded 8,500% in 2017 as Bitcoin gained value

Security provider Symantec said that nearly a quarter of the attacks it blocked in December 2017 were related to cryptojacking.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-cryptojacking-exploded-8500-in-2017-as-bitcoin-gained-value/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Track Your Smartphone Usage and Waste Less Battery Life With This Android App

https://lifehacker.com/track-your-smartphone-usage-and-waste-less-battery-life-1823995782

 

Apple iPhone Customers Choosing Cheaper Handsets, Analyst Says

https://www.investors.com/news/technology/click/apple-iphone-customers/

 

9 Voice-Recorder Apps That Won't Miss a Second

From basic to full-featured, these apps are sound choices.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/346474/9-voice-recorder-apps-that-won-t-miss-a-second

 

Henry Ford Health System data breach compromised data of nearly 20,000 patients

https://www.scmagazine.com/henry-ford-health-system-data-breach-compromised-data-of-nearly-20000-patients/article/713052/

 

5 Ways to Secure Your Alexa Device

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-secure-alexa,news-26881.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=yxg8cKLAoILYdavGDOOOFt3WDYXCAjAeucmtRwHxAkgyrHFO7yhRem65xw528MQQ

 

Six Ways to Make the Galaxy S9 Better Right Out of the Box

https://www.howtogeek.com/346400/six-ways-to-make-the-galaxy-s9-better-right-out-of-the-box/

 

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

 

All Your Fears Imagined: Here’s What Google Knows About You

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-google-knows-about-you-2/

 

Losing Apple won't kill Intel

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/losing-apple-wont-kill-intel-210155047.html

 

How to Fight Mobile Number Port-out Scams

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/how-to-fight-mobile-number-port-out-scams/

 

Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: MR Goes Premium

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-hmd-vr,5526.html

 

Free alternatives to the most popular computer programs

https://www.komando.com/downloads/349917/free-alternatives-to-the-most-popular-computer-programs

 

Why the next big tech innovations will come from Estonia or Germany, not Silicon Valley

"I think in America in particular, and Silicon Valley especially, we have become arrogant. We think that everything that gets fixed here. We need to look outwards," said author Andrew Keen.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-next-big-tech-innovations-will-come-from-estonia-or-germany-not-silicon-valley/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Drop Google and Facebook Groups and Use This Instead 

https://lifehacker.com/drop-google-and-facebook-groups-and-use-this-instead-1823994067

 

Acer announces ultra-thin $899 'Aspire S24' AIO desktop PC with wireless charging

Attractive visuals come at a cost

https://www.techspot.com/news/73974-acer-announces-ultra-thin-899-aspire-s24-aio.html

 

The Best Computer Mice of 2018

Don't settle for your PC's basic mouse or your laptop's uncomfortable touchpad. Our buying advice and product recommendations will point you in the right direction.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374831,00.asp

 

Evasions common flaw in popular security products, says NSS Labs CEO Vikram Phatak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApR0QQq5Sco

 

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=OXls6sgtSs6WP3u-kJuarPYBPlLnVtBlhnUga8VB6RX9_yi7aS0MjuKMT3w05t0k

 

Cloudflare Launches a New Privacy-Focused DNS Server, But Should You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/cloudflare-launches-a-new-privacy-focused-dns-server-but-should-you-use-it/

 

Mingis on Tech: The main changes coming to Windows 10 this spring

The next update to Windows 10 is expected to arrive soon, so it's a good time to look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla has the details.

https://www.computerworld.com/video/85917/mingis-on-tech-the-main-changes-coming-to-windows-10-this-spring

 

What to Expect from the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-spring-creators-update/

 

Apple-affiliated Twitter account says 'cool new Apple products are coming' (AAPL)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-affiliated-twitter-account-says-175237409.html

 

Bot Roundup: Avalanche, Kronos, NanoCore

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/bot-roundup-avalanche-kronos-nanocore/

 

How To Set Up RAID In Windows 10

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-set-up-raid-windows-10,36783.html

 

Everyday essential shortcuts for your Android

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

 

Fixing Hacks Has Deadly Impact on Hospitals

A study from Vanderbilt University shows that remediating data breaches has a very real impact on mortality rates at hospitals.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/privacy/fixing-hacks-has-deadly-impact-on-hospitals/d/d-id/1331386

 

How to Delete Sync Settings for Windows 10 Devices from your Microsoft Account

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106159-delete-sync-settings-windows-10-devices-microsoft-account.html

 

The 5 Most Awesome Smart Fridges You Could Buy (Instead of a Used Car)

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2735/the-5-most-awesome-smart-fridges-you-could-buy-instead-of-a-used-car/

 

FBI Pushed Apple to Unlock iPhone Before Exploring All Options

An FBI official was aware that a third-party contractor was close to developing an iPhone-cracking solution prior to the legal battle with Apple, according to the watchdog report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360098/fbi-pushed-apple-to-unlock-iphone-before-exploring-all-optio

 

Here Comes Windows 10 Version 1803

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/155606/comes-windows-10-version-1803?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_lvk6aPQ5Qiv9YcK6x4UC0RQwUXX50SzCTF1EGpkHNjUadW2vfMube1Oib-_SZoSL7JBv9AJuJ54JjTtWc3P075JzCKA&_hsmi=61793787

 

Blink Security Camera Review: Very Good for the Price

https://www.tomsguide.com/g00/us/blink-security-camera,review-4289.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=-VkSsudHeybCElIKzi8nU3jlprM4fBFZLY5unNjRWsX7vetGyWcopbeE2X1n763C&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1

 

How to Install Any Chrome Extension in Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/346981/how-to-install-any-chrome-extension-in-firefox/

 

Essential Facebook security tips for iPhone users

Enterprise and consumer users often use Facebook on their mobile devices. It makes sense, then, that they take these steps to ensure they stay safe.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262944/apple-ios/essential-facebook-security-tips-for-iphone-users.html

 

How to Stop Pop-ups on Android Devices

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-pop-ups-android/

 

Praise be — Google Home now works with other Bluetooth speakers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/praise-google-home-now-works-123046916.html

 

USPS Finally Starts Notifying You by Mail If Someone is Scanning Your Snail Mail Online

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/02/usps-finally-starts-notifying-you-by-mail-if-someone-is-scanning-your-snail-mail-online/

 

Best Motherboards

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboards,3984.html

 

Apple users! Change this setting so you don't accidentally call police

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/446667/apple-users-change-this-setting-so-you-dont-accidentally-call-police

 

Kaspersky Lab Open-Sources its Threat-Hunting Tool

'KLara' was built to speed up and automate the process of identifying malware samples.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/kaspersky-lab-open-sources-its-threat-hunting-tool/d/d-id/1331388

 

How to Reinstall and Re-register All Built-in Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3175-reinstall-re-register-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

Under Armour's MyFitnessPal Suffers Massive Data Breach

Usernames, email addresses, and password data from 150 million users were exposed in the data breach.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360166/under-armours-myfitnesspal-suffers-massive-data-breach

 

Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/technology/retailer-stores-automation-amazon.html?emc=edit_th_180402&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370402

 

Dear Apple: iOS is now a toxic hellstew

You know what they say about karma.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/dear-apple-ios-is-now-a-toxic-hellstew/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

What to Do After a Data Breach

Here are the steps you should take if you know your personal information has been compromised in a data breach.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/data-breach-to-dos,news-18007.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=oSw2rQkm6DfCXHie6lAiSuYjxcsrEJEprsiH-adf3s6H4Kje1QoiNpGinlwi0rJv

 

How to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on Your Sonos

https://www.howtogeek.com/346702/how-to-listen-to-audible-audiobook-on-your-sonos/

 

Warning as Mac malware exploits climb 270%

Don't panic, but do follow good security advice when using your Mac or iOS systems.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3262225/apple-mac/warning-as-mac-malware-exploits-climb-270.html

 

Why You Shouldn’t Use an Admin Account as Your Main Account

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-admin-account/

 

Apple's newest iPad is the most boring iPad yet and a major missed opportunity (AAPL)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-newest-ipad-most-162119880.html

 

Mac Pro 2018: release date, price, specs and latest news

The first refresh to Apple’s desktop computer since 2013.

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/mac-pro-2018-release-date-price-specs-and-latest-news

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Sun 1219 4/01/2018

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/au/news/brave-browser-getting-closer-to-chrome-including-its-extensions/

 

Microsoft Overhauls Windows Org, Names New Leader Along with Other Changes

https://www.petri.com/microsoft-overhauls-windows-org-names-new-leader-along-changes?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Ht6s89BpKWuJm6__IKvudjJ7lLIAVGSqYghYH62rxZYlnihSAhOfQXjfXwjqsVOpA6lqxp225mmTOhtFklhVsrrP48g&_hsmi=61758713

 

Band Steering: Should 2.4GHz and 5GHz Be One Network or Two?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/24ghz-5ghz-band-steering/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30032018

 

Glitch launches its 'YouTube for app creators'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/glitch-launches-apos-youtube-app-060400562.html

 

Tom’s Soapbox: Why This Early Adopter Is Still Waiting On VR

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/vr-pc-gaming-3d-opinion,36768.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180329-th

 

Don’t Trade in Your Phone, Sell It for More Money

https://www.howtogeek.com/347300/dont-trade-in-your-phone-sell-it-for-more-money/

 

How to Delete Your Phone Contacts from Facebook

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-delete-your-phone-contacts-from-facebook-1824074511

 

Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With New Battery Management Features, Animoji

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/155289/apple-releases-ios-11-3-new-battery-management-features-animoji?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Ht6s89BpKWuJm6__IKvudjJ7lLIAVGSqYghYH62rxZYlnihSAhOfQXjfXwjqsVOpA6lqxp225mmTOhtFklhVsrrP48g&_hsmi=61758713

 

This Laptop Is the MacBook Pro People Wish Apple Would Make

https://gizmodo.com/this-laptop-is-the-macbook-pro-people-wish-apple-would-1824138523

 

Microsoft shrinks Windows 10's upgrade downtime

Beginning with the upcoming spring update to the OS – likely to arrive in early April – users will find the upgrade process is faster.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3264019/microsoft-windows/microsoft-shrinks-windows-10s-upgrade-downtime.html

 

Spectre-like attack exposes entire contents of Intel's SGX secure enclave

Researchers at Ohio State University have created the SgxPectre attack, which is capable of reading all the contents of Intel SGX-powered secure enclaves.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/spectre-like-attack-exposes-entire-contents-of-intels-sgx-secure-enclave/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Antivirus Protection of 2018

Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, you risk losing your personal information, your files, and even the cash from your bank account. We've tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the right one for your computers.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

The suddenly hot job market for those over 50

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/447680/the-suddenly-hot-job-market-for-those-over-50

 

Checked Your Credit Since the Equifax Hack?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/checked-your-credit-since-the-equifax-hack/

 

How to Disable Pocket in Firefox on Desktop and Mobile

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-pocket-firefox/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30032018

 

The time is right to take advantage of these Apple Watch deals for April 2018

https://www.yahoo.com/news/time-advantage-apple-watch-deals-003930832.html

 

Qubes OS 4.0 Launches With Fully-Virtualized VMs, Admin API

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/qubes-os-4.0-fully-virtualized-vms,36774.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180329-th

 

Backups vs. Redundancy: What’s the Difference?

https://www.howtogeek.com/346907/backups-vs.-redundancy-what%E2%80%99s-the-difference/

 

Waste Phone Scammers' Time Instead of Yours With RoboKiller

https://lifehacker.com/waste-phone-scammers-time-instead-of-yours-with-robokil-1824049341

 

Microsoft Excel Is Going Beyond Text and Numbers

https://www.thurrott.com/office/155211/microsoft-excel-going-beyond-text-numbers?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Ht6s89BpKWuJm6__IKvudjJ7lLIAVGSqYghYH62rxZYlnihSAhOfQXjfXwjqsVOpA6lqxp225mmTOhtFklhVsrrP48g&_hsmi=61758713

 

Here Are the Myriad Ways Facebook Is Getting Dunked on Right Now

https://gizmodo.com/here-are-the-myriad-ways-facebook-is-getting-dunked-on-1824093159

 

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 4 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17133, released on March 27, 2018.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3118132/microsoft-windows/windows-10-redstone-a-guide-to-the-builds.html

 

Here's how long your iPhone will really last

A recent Asymco analysis determined the average lifespan for Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-how-long-your-iphone-will-really-last/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Computer Mice of 2018

Don't settle for your PC's basic mouse or your laptop's uncomfortable touchpad. Our buying advice and product recommendations will point you in the right direction.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374831,00.asp?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Get your old PC running like new

https://www.komando.com/tips/447573/get-your-old-pc-running-like-new-2

 

Look-Alike Domains and Visual Confusion

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/look-alike-domains-and-visual-confusion/

 

Do You Trust Ratings and Reviews at Online Stores?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/trust-ratings-reviews-online-stores/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30032018

 

The best smart smoke alarm

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-smart-smoke-alarm-133000881.html

 

How To Use Your Phone To Lock And Unlock Windows 10

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-use-phone-lock-unlock-windows-10,36775.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180329-th

 

Blindfold Hides All Retweets, Makes Twitter Seem Less Angry

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/blindfold-hides-all-retweets-makes-twitter-seem-less-angry/

 

How to Clean up Your Privacy on Snapchat

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-clean-up-your-privacy-on-snapchat-1824021641

 

How to Add or Remove Devices and Printers from This PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22697-add-remove-devices-printers-pc-windows-10-a.html

 

The Fitbit Versa Is the First Real Bargain Smartwatch

https://gizmodo.com/the-fitbit-versa-is-the-first-real-bargain-smartwatch-1824036224

 

The more times change, do they really stay the same?

https://www.scmagazine.com/the-more-times-change-do-they-really-stay-the-same/article/720086/

 

Destructive and False Flag Cyberattacks to Escalate

Rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Russia, Iran, and others are the perfect recipe for nastier nation-state cyberattacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/destructive-and-false-flag-cyberattacks-to-escalate/d/d-id/1331390

 

Is Your VPN Leaking?

Check your virtual private network of choice to see if it's truly private, or if that VPN's middle name is just a suggestion.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/354450/is-your-vpn-leaking?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

5 tech gems that will change the way you do things

https://www.komando.com/columns/447608/5-tech-gems-that-will-change-the-way-you-do-things

 

What Is Your Bank’s Security Banking On?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/what-is-your-banks-security-banking-on/

 

How to Add Users to Groups from the Linux Command Line

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-users-to-groups-linux/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30032018

 

A single high school in India has produced the CEOs of Microsoft, Adobe, and Mastercard

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/single-high-school-india-produced-133000439.html

 

Apple's Computers Now Officially Support External GPUs

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/apple-macos-support-external-gpus,36787.html?utm_source=th-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180330-th

 

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/

 

The Chrome Extensions Our Tech Editor Uses to Manage a Messy Browser

https://lifehacker.com/the-chrome-extensions-our-tech-editor-uses-to-manage-a-1823999980

 

How to Update to Latest Version of Windows 10 using Windows 10 Update Assistant

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81031-update-latest-version-windows-10-using-update-assistant.html

 

Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Be Excited About a Folding iPhone

https://gizmodo.com/why-you-should-and-shouldnt-be-excited-about-a-foldin-1824020476

 

SSM Health call center agent with access to records allegedly violated patient privacy

https://www.scmagazine.com/ssm-health-call-center-agent-with-access-to-records-allegedly-violated-patient-privacy/article/733822/

 

Baltimore Hit with Hack on 911 System

An attack took down part of Baltimore's 911 system for 17 hours over the weekend, and details are still in short supply.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/baltimore-hit-with-hack-on-911-system/d/d-id/1331389

 

How to Become a Printing Pro: Mastering Your Printer Driver

Easier to access and use than you think, your printer driver offers a world of options that you might not even be aware of. Here's how to take your prints to the next level.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359910/how-to-become-a-printing-pro-mastering-your-printer-driver?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

Cambridge Analytica fiasco - How to check if any sketchy apps have access to your Facebook profile

https://www.komando.com/tips/446456/cambridge-analytica-fiasco-how-to-check-if-any-sketchy-apps-have-access-to-your-facebook-profile

 

Powerful New DDoS Method Adds Extortion

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/powerful-new-ddos-method-adds-extortion/

 

Photos App Not Working in Windows 10? Here Are Our Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/photos-app-not-working-windows10-fixes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=30032018

 

Microsoft Store spring sale offers big discount on PCs and Xbox

The Microsoft Store is having a spring sale with big discounts on Windows 10 devices and Xbox One games and consoles.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-store-spring-sale-discount-pc-xbox/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Pureinfotech+%28Pureinfotech+Newsletter%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

 

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

Its new DNS service promises to be faster, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/01/cloudflare-1111-dns-privacy-service/

 

How to Make Your iPhone and Mac Work Together Seamlessly

https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/how-to-make-your-iphone-and-mac-work-together-seamlessl-1823726004

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