Home Page

About Us | Become a Member | Calendar | What's New In CCS | Members Only | Tips | Facebook | Site Map

 Tips/Links---------

Home Page | News-TipsI | Links


Previous News & Tips Weekly Page - 4/15/18 - 4/21/18 Next


Weekly News & Tips Index

NOTICE:If you go to a page via a link and it can't find it, try copying the article heading and doing a search on the article web site.  Sometimes they move articles after I post them which changes the link address.

  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 4/21/2018 1239
Fri 4/20/2018 1238
Thur 4/19/2018 1237
Wed 4/18/2018 1236
Tue 4/17/2018 1235
Mon 4/16/2018 1234
Sun 4/15/2018 1233

Sat 1239 4/21/2018

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Review: Can AMD Cream Intel’s Coffee Lake?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/267810-amds-ryzen-7-2700x-reviewed-can-amd-cream-intels-coffee-lake?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to check if network traffic is using DNS resolver you set

Did you switch your DNS settings to 1.1.1.1, 8.8.8.8, or 208.67.222.222? Here are three ways to test if your network traffic is using the DNS you set.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-network-traffic-dns/

 

What Is Blockchain in Simple Terms and How Does It Work?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-blockchain-explained/

 

10 surefire ways to get your sharpest-ever photos

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/best-camera-focus-techniques-10-surefire-ways-to-get-sharp-photos-1320809

 

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

 

Shutting Down Doesn’t Fully Shut Down Windows 10 (But Restarting Does)

https://www.howtogeek.com/349114/shutting-down-doesnt-fully-shut-down-windows-10-but-restarting-it-does/

 

Ransomware Protection Section Included in Windows 10's Spring Creators Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/ransomware-protection-section-included-in-windows-10s-spring-creators-update/

 

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password

https://thehackernews.com/2018/04/outlook-smb-vulnerability.html

 

Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing,

Ransomware, and Email Fraud

https://info.knowbe4.com/best-practices-protecting-against-phishing

 

Password managers: How and why to use them (free PDF)

https://www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/whitepapers/password-managers-how-and-why-to-use-them/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Spotify lures away Apple Music's head of hip-hop programming

Carl Chery had scored exclusives from Chance the Rapper.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/spotify-poaches-apple-music-hip-hop-programming-leader/

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 nearly perfects the X1 Carbon as a convertible with a pen

This 2-in-1 business convertible is in every way an improvement over the X1 Carbon.

https://www.windowscentral.com/lenovo-x1-yoga-2018-review

 

Can Power Cuts and Surges Harm My PC?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/power-cuts-surges-harm-pc/

 

Everything You Need To Know About AMD's X470 Chipset

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-x470-chipset-ryzen-2,36919.html

 

How to Stay Focused by Controlling the Noise Around You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/focus-white-pink-brown-noise/

 

How to download and install the Kodi Krypton 17.6 update

Get the newest features for free

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-and-install-the-kodi-krypton-17-update

 

Orbitz Reveals Breach of 880,000 Payment Cards

The hacker also had access to users' full names, birthdates, phone numbers, email addresses, physical and/or billing addresses, and genders.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/359949/orbitz-reveals-breach-of-880-000-payment-cards

 

Chrome Now (Sort Of) Mutes Auto-Playing Videos

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/chrome-now-sort-of-mutes-auto-playing-videos/

 

Cyber-Espionage Groups Are Increasingly Leveraging Routers in Their Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cyber-espionage-groups-are-increasingly-leveraging-routers-in-their-attacks/

 

Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/04/dont-give-away-historic-details-about-yourself/

 

Positive Technologies Social Engineering Report: 17 Percent Fall Foul To “Attacks”

https://blog.knowbe4.com/positive-technologies-social-engineering-report-17-percent-fall-foul-to-attacks

 

Why router-based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity

A joint statement issued by DHS, FBI, and NCSC claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers are leveraging vulnerabilities in routers to harvest data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-router-based-attacks-could-be-the-next-big-trend-in-cybersecurity/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The ethically murky marriage of technology and beauty

The fruits of their collaboration could solve the beauty divide or exacerbate it.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/beauty-tech-ethical-questions-diversity/

 

Huawei MateBook X Pro: More than a MacBook clone

https://www.windowscentral.com/huawei-matebook-x-pro-more-macbook-clone

 

Chrome vs. Firefox Quantum – Which One Is the Better Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-vs-firefox-quantum/

 

Tom's Soapbox: AMD's Big Opportunity In The Consumer Space

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-opportunity-capitalize-consumer-market,36918.html

 

The 5 Best iPhone Password Managers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-iphone-password-managers/

 

How to download music from YouTube for free

Discover, rip, and convert songs from videos

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/internet/how-to-download-music-from-youtube-1298109

 

5G Could Bring Back the Hotspot

The makers of MiFi hotspots say 5G will open up major new opportunities for mobile broadband use.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360570/5g-could-bring-back-the-hotspot

 

Tube Is YouTube Without Any Attention Stealing Clutter

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/tube-is-youtube-without-any-attention-stealing-clutter/

 

Google Calls Out Microsoft on Windows 10 S Flaw

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/156930/google-calls-microsoft-windows-10-s-flaw?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JHZ2mjO3WNrVOKY5kEC83mr4cC5C06DnMSisaC32xeTwFZjS9hQiZM-cXNnKx5BOIKtdHUrc-VS9LbAyOG_NViQ_yRA&_hsmi=62267997

 

Social Engineering: A Trick as Old as Time

https://securityintelligence.com/social-engineering-a-trick-as-old-as-time/

 

Britain braces for Russian cyber warfare targeting transport links, water supplies, hospitals and airports

https://blog.knowbe4.com/britain-braces-for-russian-cyber-attacks-targeting-transport-links-water-supplies-hospitals-and-airports

 

New Intel tool uses GPU to scan for viruses, saving time and compute resources

Intel also announced Advanced Platform Telemetry, which uses machine learning to improve threat detection.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-intel-tool-uses-gpu-to-scan-for-viruses-saving-time-and-compute-resources/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

After Math: The golden age of streaming

Music, video and whathaveyou

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/15/after-math-the-golden-age-of-streaming/

 

More Progressive Web Apps (PWA) published by Microsoft come to the Store

Another wave of Progressive Web Apps is now available in the Microsoft Store, published by Microsoft itself.

https://www.windowscentral.com/more-progressive-web-apps-pwa-published-microsoft-come-store

 

How Does High-Speed Worldwide Satellite Internet Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-does-starlink-satellite-internet-work/

 

ADATA Releases Flagship Spectrix D41 RGB Memory On The Heels Of 5GHz Overclock

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/adata-spectrix-d41-rgb-memory,36923.html

 

5 Incredibly Powerful Android Phones for Tech Nerds

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/most-powerful-android-phones/

 

How to build a HTC Vive Pro ready PC

Play in VR with style

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-htc-vive-pro-ready-pc

 

Oath Makes it Easier to Find Bugs on AOL, Yahoo, Tumblr

Until now, several brands siting under the Oath umbrella, including AOL and Yahoo, have had their own big bounty programs. Starting today, they're coming together.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360563/oath-makes-it-easier-to-find-bugs-on-aol-yahoo-tumblr

 

Not Getting macOS Notifications? Here’s How to Fix It (Without Rebooting)

https://www.howtogeek.com/348935/not-getting-macos-notifications-here%E2%80%99s-how-to-fix-it-without-rebooting/

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: April 20

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-april-20?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JHZ2mjO3WNrVOKY5kEC83mr4cC5C06DnMSisaC32xeTwFZjS9hQiZM-cXNnKx5BOIKtdHUrc-VS9LbAyOG_NViQ_yRA&_hsmi=62267997

 

Tales of dirty deeds and unscrupulous activities.

 

Read the Verizon Data Breach Investigations

Report (DBIR). For security practitioners. Written

by security practitioners.

https://www.verizonenterprise.com/resources/reports/rp_DBIR_2018_Report_en_xg.pdf

 

[Heads-Up] Phishing Scam Of The Week: Bad Guys Go Nuclear

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-scam-of-the-week-bad-guys-go-nuclear

 

How to prevent phishing by studying the psychology behind digital fraud

Studying how online users react to attacks in of itself is not going to solve the phishing epidemic. Researchers suggest looking at digital fraudsters' adversarial behavior.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-prevent-phishing-by-studying-the-psychology-behind-digital-fraud/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Ben Heck made a portable Raspberry Pi-based gaming device

The twist is that there's no HDMI.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/15/ben-heck-portable-raspberry-pi-based-gaming-device/

 

The 10 Windows 10 apps I use every day

App expert Sean Endicott gets to play with all sorts of applications — here are the ten he uses every day.

https://www.windowscentral.com/10-windows-10-apps-i-use-every-day

 

GrayKey Device to Unlock iPhones Could Leave Phones in Vulnerable State

https://www.maketecheasier.com/graykey-device-unlock-iphones/

 

Is Oculus Preparing To Announce An AR Device?

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/oculus-augmented-reality-glasses-f8,36926.html

 

How to Access Your Google Drive Account on Ubuntu

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/access-google-drive-ubuntu/

 

[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/

 

Setting up Xbox Controllers on the Raspberry Pi

https://pimylifeup.com/xbox-controllers-raspberry-pi/

Back to Top

Fri 1238 4/20/2018

Fake ad blockers in the Chrome store had over 20 million installs

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fake-ad-blockers-chrome-store-053900512.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_10

 

13 Essential Gmail Terms and Features You Should Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-gmail-terms-features/

 

Microsoft’s Next-Gen Xbox Live Avatars Detailed in New Leak

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/xbox-one/156750/microsofts-next-gen-xbox-live-avatars-detailed-new-leak?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--mOW1BQWg9LstlFwFQRQQh-uyk2NzDw3L_peN7D2FiG7-IKi4B6rlEI2Vo33g_A03j008-Iu5dyFlgmYhUC4FXhGJPgg&_hsmi=62188191

 

Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/19/russias-game-of-telegram-whack-a-mole-grows-to-19m-blocked-ips-hitting-twitch-spotify-and-more/

 

Letting Your iPhone Trust Random PCs Is a Bad Idea

Symantec is warning about the dangers of granting a trust permission when connecting an iPhone to a computer over a USB cable.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360520/letting-your-iphone-trust-random-pcs-is-a-bad-idea

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/operating-systems/50-best-mac-tips-tricks-and-timesavers-1310283

 

Fake ad blockers in the Chrome store had over 20 million installs

Google removed the impostors from the Web Store after AdGuard revealed their existence.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/19/fake-chrome-ad-blockers/

 

How to find everything Microsoft knows about you

https://www.komando.com/tips/455069/how-to-find-everything-microsoft-knows-about-you

 

Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts

More of your life will be lost to advertisers when TV stations switch to a new digital format

https://www.techhive.com/article/3268635/smart-tv/next-gen-tv-to-usher-in-viewer-tracking-and-personalized-ads.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-19

 

FIREFOX’S FACEBOOK CONTAINER EXTENSION BLOCKS ONLINE TRACKING

You can now prevent Facebook from tracking your every mode using this extension on Mozilla Firefox.

https://pureinfotech.com/firefox-facebook-container-extension-download/

 

User privacy and data management: Changes to expect in light of the Facebook debacle

TechRepublic's Jason Hiner and Dan Patterson discussed what lies ahead for major tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon now that regulators and the public are focused on privacy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/user-privacy-and-data-management-changes-to-expect-in-light-of-the-facebook-debacle/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Block Ads on Android without Rooting Your Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-ads-android-without-rooting/

 

Animations in Windows 10 breathe life into a cold, sterile experience — we need more, not less

Microsoft is adding some UI flair to Windows 10, but it still has work to do.

https://www.windowscentral.com/why-microsoft-animations-windows-10

 

Why Isn’t PBS Offered By Sling and Other Streaming Services?

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/why-isnt-pbs-offered-by-sling-and-other-streaming-services/

 

How to Set Up Wake-On-LAN on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wake-on-lan-windows/

 

Amazon Launches ‘Lite’ Android Browser

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/156754/amazon-launches-lite-android-browser?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--mOW1BQWg9LstlFwFQRQQh-uyk2NzDw3L_peN7D2FiG7-IKi4B6rlEI2Vo33g_A03j008-Iu5dyFlgmYhUC4FXhGJPgg&_hsmi=62188191

 

Facebook moves to shrink its legal liabilities under GDPR

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/19/facebook-moves-to-shrink-its-legal-liabilities-under-gdpr/

 

Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone could cost almost half as much as the iPhone X

https://www.techradar.com/news/rumored-iphone-x-2018-dual-sim-price

 

What Is Fast Charging?

It seems like every new phone promises faster charging, but what do the different standards mean, and are they all equally speedy? We break it all down for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359908/what-is-fast-charging

 

Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer

AI algorithms detect and highlight cancer cells in images of human tissue.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/google-ar-microscope-help-detect-cancer/

 

With this portable tool, your web browser goes with you

https://www.komando.com/downloads/445172/with-this-portable-tool-your-web-browser-goes-with-you

 

Vizio courts cord cutters, challenges OLED, and adds new HDR options to its 2018 smart TV lineup

The manufacturer is stepping up its soundbar game with Dolby Atmos models, too.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3268764/smart-tv/vizio-courts-cord-cutters-challenges-oled-and-adds-new-hdr-options-to-its-2018-smart-tv-lineup.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-19

 

Microsoft to replace OneNote 2016 in favor of Windows 10 app

Microsoft to start fading out OneNote 2016 with Office 2019 in favor of the Windows 10 sibling app.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-replace-onenote-2016-windows-10-app/

 

PowerHammer lets hackers steal data from air-gapped computers through power lines

Researchers exfiltrated data at 1000 bits per second by listening in on the electrical connection of a computer.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/powerhammer-lets-hackers-steal-data-from-air-gapped-computers-through-power-lines/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

PCs vs. Laptops vs. Tablets: Which Is the Most Energy-Efficient?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pcs-vs-laptops-vs-tablets-energy-efficient/

 

Microsoft's refocusing on the cloud will have personal and far-reaching impacts

For many Microsoft watchers, the company's cloud focus has set it on a course toward inevitable irrelevance. That's a profoundly misguided assessment.

https://www.windowscentral.com/why-microsofts-cloud-focus-relevant-personal-computing-and-how-it-affects-you

 

Plover.io Quickly Shares Files Between Local Devices

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/plover.io-quickly-shares-files-between-local-devices/

 

How the CLOUD Act Will Damage Your Data Privacy Forever

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cloud-act-data-privacy/

 

Tip: Get Free Kindle E-Books from Amazon This Week

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/156691/tip-get-free-kindle-e-books-amazon-week?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--mOW1BQWg9LstlFwFQRQQh-uyk2NzDw3L_peN7D2FiG7-IKi4B6rlEI2Vo33g_A03j008-Iu5dyFlgmYhUC4FXhGJPgg&_hsmi=62188191

 

France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/17/france-to-move-ministers-off-telegram-whatsapp-over-security-fears/

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release date, price, news and leaks

https://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-9-what-we-want-to-see

 

With 5G Still in the Works, 6G Is Already Taking Shape

5G hasn't launched yet, but Finland's University of Oulu just convened a research group about 6G wireless. Here's what they're thinking.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360533/what-is-6g

 

Google will pre-vet addiction treatment ads following scams

It halted addiction treatment advertising globally in January.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/google-vet-addiction-treatment-ads-following-scams/

 

3 useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before now

https://www.komando.com/columns/449702/3-useful-smartphone-tricks-you-wish-you-knew-before-now

 

Best Buy gets smart, teams up with Amazon to sell Alexa-powered Fire TVs

https://www.techhive.com/article/3269020/home-tech/best-buy-amazon-partnership.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-19

 

Hackers are going after your online bank account, report says

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/04/19/hackers-are-going-after-your-online-bank-account-report-says.html

 

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=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Make Your Phone Last Longer with Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case for $14 Off

https://www.maketecheasier.com/iphone-smart-battery-case-deals/

 

Microsoft outs new cumulative updates for Windows 10 Creators and Anniversary Update PCs

A slew of fixes are on the way to Creators and Anniversary update PCs with the latest batch of cumulative updates.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-releases-new-cumulative-updates-windows-10-creators-and-anniversary-update-pcs

 

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04

https://www.howtogeek.com/348948/how-to-install-google-chrome-on-ubuntu-18.04/

 

How Tech Lobbying Shapes Policy and Impacts Your Life

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tech-lobbying-impact/

 

Windows Hello Will Support FIDO2 Security Keys

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/156705/windows-hello-will-support-fido2-security-keys?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--mOW1BQWg9LstlFwFQRQQh-uyk2NzDw3L_peN7D2FiG7-IKi4B6rlEI2Vo33g_A03j008-Iu5dyFlgmYhUC4FXhGJPgg&_hsmi=62188191

 

Google Maps to drivers: Turn right at the Burger King

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/18/google-maps-to-drivers-turn-right-at-the-burger-king/

 

How to watch the San Francisco Giants: live stream the Giants online absolutely anywhere

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-live-stream-san-francisco-giants-watch-mlb-online

 

How to Prevent Facebook From Sharing Your Personal Data

Don't consent to Facebook sharing data about you—or your friends—via websites, games, or apps. Here's how to stop it.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/359951/how-to-prevent-facebook-from-sharing-your-personal-data

 

France creates secure chat app to keep its president off Telegram

Concerns about security risks with messaging apps abound.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/france-makes-secure-chat-app-for-officials/

 

Passengers Live Stream Crashing Plane

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10321/passengers-live-stream-crashing-plane

 

Avantree TC418 Bluetooth transmitter review: Play your legacy audio gear through any Bluetooth speaker

Stream audio to two discrete Bluetooth devices with this easy, versatile transmitter

https://www.techhive.com/article/3258784/bluetooth/avantree-tc418-bluetooth-transmitter-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-19

 

AMD Does It Again With 2nd Generation Desktop Ryzen Processor

https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2018/04/19/amd-does-it-again-with-2nd-generation-desktop-ryzen-processor/?partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#5a1b610e19f5

 

Solid-state drives Part 2: SSDs are great, but are they too expensive?

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/04/19/know-solid-state-drives-great-expensive

 

Use the Surf Browser for a Minimalist Web-Browsing Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/surf-browser-minimalist-web-browsing-experience/

 

Best Hubs for Microsoft Surface Pro

Your Surface Pro already does a lot — make it do even more, even more easily with a single cable and a hub.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-hubs-microsoft-surface-pro

 

Headlines About ‘The Dark Web’ Are Usually Nonsense

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/headlines-about-the-dark-web-are-usually-nonsense/

 

3 Popular Online Services to Avoid If You Value Free Speech

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/services-avoid-free-speech/

 

Samsung's Foldable Galaxy X: Specs and Release Date Tipped

https://www.yahoo.com/news/samsung-apos-foldable-galaxy-x-125500223.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_10

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Comments by -- Joe Nowak

Excel Formulas and Functions Cheat Sheet

Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:36 pm (PDT

Microsoft Excel users are certain to find something of interest here.

http://bit.ly/2qMK6gC

Back to Top

Thur 1237 4/19/2018

Police Link Smartphone Hand Photo to Jail Dealer

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10319/police-link-smartphone-hand-photo-jail-dealer

 

Browse the internet anonymously with this easy-to-use VPN tool

https://www.komando.com/downloads/448000/browse-the-internet-anonymously-with-this-easy-to-use-vpn-tool

 

Intel Docs Reference Eight-Core Coffee Lake Processor

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-docs-reference-eight-core-coffee-lake-cpu,36895.html

 

Report: 100% of web apps have at least one security vulnerability

Nearly all of the vulnerabilities detected in web apps were of a critical nature, with financial services sites the most at risk, according to a Positive Technologies report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-100-of-web-apps-have-at-least-one-security-vulnerability/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Would a Facebook Subscription Model Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/would-facebook-subscription-model-work/

 

Facebook pushes ahead with controversial facial recognition feature in Europe

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebook-pushes-ahead-with-controversial-facial-recognition-feature-in-europe/

 

Inside Sumerian, Amazon's Big Bet on Augmented and Virtual Reality

PCMag got an exclusive look at Amazon's new 3D development platform for building AR/VR apps, which feature walking, talking AI-infused characters called 'hosts.'

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360323/inside-sumerian-amazon-s-big-bet-on-augmented-and-virtual-re

 

New Redstone 4 RTM Build Resets the Magic Window (Spring Creator Update 1803)

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/156650/new-redstone-4-rtm-build-resets-magic-window?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9CJi1MoZ1XbghO-vpRJfSilcI2yquCDHr7nk-GdE4zsvUt9ANLC1QPfiFDBN4pGvj28uUvzTBShCSJRdHG0Wyji0LY_w&_hsmi=62168349

 

Facebook class action lawsuit over facial recognition OK'd by judge

Plaintiffs accuse the social network of violating an Illinois law.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/facebook-class-action-lawsuit-facial-recognition/

 

Intel Stratix chip performs over 10 trillion calculations per second

Over 30 billion transistors required

https://www.techspot.com/news/74235-intel-stratix-chip-performs-over-10-trillion-calculations.html

 

iPhone Security: Your Six-Digit Pass Code Is No Longer Safe

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-security-six-digit-pass-153539020.html

 

You've Got Scanned! Yahoo and AOL Emails Targeted for Ads

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/yahoo-aol-emails-scanned-for-ads,news-26985.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=2sd5aPYpCo8IPwRvARrH0lVE6hqzxzu9Khz6uPErw1QdkuEVL1XVVbewoQPRKjPn

 

How to Hide a Recovery Partition (or Other Drive) in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/348168/how-to-hide-a-recovery-partition-or-other-drive-in-windows/

 

FCC dings T-Mobile $40M for faking rings on calls that never connected

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/16/fcc-dings-t-mobile-40m-for-faking-rings-on-calls-that-never-connected/

 

New Graphene Discovery Could Finally Punch the Gas Pedal, Drive Faster CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/267695-new-graphene-discovery-could-finally-punch-the-gas-pedal-drive-faster-cpus?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

https://www.komando.com/columns/451710/4-clever-ways-to-prevent-spying-and-1-way-to-spy

 

Shuttle X1 Mini PC Review: This Tiny Gamer Packs Pep

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/shuttle-x1-mini-gaming-pc,5514-4.html

 

AI and jobs: Retraining will become a 'lifelong necessity', warns report

The Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence predicts widespread change in the job market, with AI enhancing and creating many new jobs, but also destroying existing roles.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-and-jobs-retraining-will-become-a-lifelong-necessity-warns-report/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

4 of the Best Travel Routers You Need to Bring Along on Your Trip

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-travel-routers/

 

Facebook crime forums existed unchallenged for up to nine years

SOPHISTICATED TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS 'SEARCHING' ALLOWED SECURITY RESEARCHER TO FIND THEM.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebook-crime-forums-existed-unchallenged-for-up-to-nine-years/

 

NSA: Hackers Weaponize Known Vulnerabilities Within 24 Hours

Hackers are leveraging publicly known security flaws the moment they become public to attack the Department of Defense's networks, an NSA technical director said.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360496/nsa-hackers-weaponize-known-vulnerabilities-within-24-hours

 

Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Redstone 4 Delay, Issues New Build

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/156638/microsoft-explains-windows-10-redstone-4-delay-issues-new-build?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9CJi1MoZ1XbghO-vpRJfSilcI2yquCDHr7nk-GdE4zsvUt9ANLC1QPfiFDBN4pGvj28uUvzTBShCSJRdHG0Wyji0LY_w&_hsmi=62168349

 

ESPN+ now streams on Roku devices

You now have many more choices for watching live sports.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/espn-plus-on-roku-devices/

 

Microsoft drops OneNote desktop app from Office, pushes users to Windows 10 version

https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/18/microsoft-drops-onenote-from-office-pushes-users-to-windows-10-version/

 

The best Chromebooks

https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-chromebooks-buy-now-131506136.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_03

 

Windows Defender Extension Enhances Chrome's Security

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/chrome-windows-defender-extension-security,news-27011.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=jn9Ifxmq7VIEJ-j-lfFSt7kT4xeB-AepFdGh-EDfIq6uQOf2E45UL1vvGZ7EPy40

 

How to Remove Facebook from Your Life (And Why That’s Nearly Impossible)

https://www.howtogeek.com/348811/how-to-remove-facebook-from-your-life-and-why-that%E2%80%99s-nearly-impossible/

 

Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/16/tony-fadell-is-worried-about-smartphone-addiction/

 

Microsoft Announces a Linux Operating System for the First Time Ever

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/267741-microsoft-announces-a-linux-operating-system-for-the-first-time-ever?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

You're missing out on what Google can really do

https://www.komando.com/tips/448673/youre-missing-out-on-what-google-can-really-do

 

Exklim ‘ex Core’ eGPU Kickstarter Challenges Lenovo’s TB3 Graphics Dock

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/exklim-ex-core-external-graphics-dock-kickstarter,36892.html

 

Amazon Alexa: An insider’s guide (free PDF)

https://www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/whitepapers/amazon-alexa-an-insider-s-guide/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Fix “Open With” Not Working in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-open-with-not-working-windows10/

 

Thousands of compromised websites spreading malware via fake updates

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cyber-security/thousands-compromised-websites-spreading-malware-via-fake-updates/#new_tab

 

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords

Your reason for cracking a Wi-Fi password are no doubt noble (we trust you); here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2477437,00.asp

 

[Software Update] Google Chrome 66 Stable Release Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-google-chrome-latest-version/

 

Google Maps uses landmarks to provide natural-sounding directions

'Turn right at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.'

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/google-maps-uses-landmarks-for-directions/

 

Why Microsoft KILLED Hotmail: The #1 Reason it FAILED

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/products/hotmail/25028/why-microsoft-killed-hotmail

 

Apple pulls app used by teenagers to hide photos behind a calculator amid police investigation

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-pulls-app-used-teenagers-164230512.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_09

 

11 Simple Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/avoid-identity-theft-how-to,news-18552.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=lE8ZSzxlBRBFERXxWkiFKM97aAtZqi_6_ll2uXQh2VHwS8Z0CiyyuIWLkSXJ0jsx

 

How To Upgrade or Replace Almost Any PC Component

https://www.howtogeek.com/348757/roundup-how-to-upgrade-or-replace-almost-any-pc-component/

 

Apple to launch a premium news subscription service, report says

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/17/apple-to-launch-a-premium-news-subscription-service-report-says/

 

Intel Docs Reference an 8-Core Coffee Lake CPU

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/267618-intel-docs-reference-8-core-coffee-lake-cpu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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

 

Best Deals

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/best-deals,30458.html

 

Will my computer run the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update?

The next big Windows 10 patch is nearly here, and it's loaded with new features. Find out here if your machine is eligible for the update.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/will-my-computer-run-the-windows-10-spring-creators-update/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Get More Storage for $50 Off with SanDisk Ultra 400GB SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sandisk-ultra-400gb-sdxc-card-deals/

 

US, UK, and Australian governments accuse Russia of targeting networking infrastructure

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/us-uk-australian-governments-accuse-russia-of-targeting-networking-infrastructure#new_tab

 

Amazon Made a 'Fast, Lite, and Private' Browser for Android

It's called Internet and access is currently restricted to Android users in India.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360499/amazon-made-a-fast-lite-and-private-browser-for-android

 

[Tip] How to Export (Backup) Saved Website Passwords in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-export-backup-saved-website-passwords-in-google-chrome/

 

iHeartRadio offers curated playlists to free users

Only paid users can create their own playlists, however.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/iheartradio-playlist-radio-free-users/

 

Best Microsoft apps for Android

Microsoft apps have come a long way on Android.

https://www.androidcentral.com/best-microsoft-apps-android

 

We might finally have a timeframe for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X phone launch

http://bgr.com/2018/04/18/galaxy-x-release-date-samsung-foldable-phone-2019/

 

Google's 4K Android TV Dongle Looks Ready to Battle Apple TV

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-android-tv-dongle-4k,news-26952.html

 

Voice Assistants Are Only Intuitive If You’re Already Tech Savvy

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/voice-assistants-are-only-intuitive-if-youre-already-tech-savvy/

 

The Army is building 3D-printed soft robots

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/17/the-army-is-building-3d-printed-soft-robots/

 

AMD Targets Nvidia’s Controversial GeForce Partner Program

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/267738-amd-radeon-rx-vega-nvidia-geforce-partner-program?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Games and tricks hidden within your Google search bar

https://www.komando.com/tips/449734/games-and-tricks-hidden-within-your-google-search-bar

Back to Top

Wed 1236 4/18/2018

Google Wants to Bring One of Its Many Messenger Apps to the Desktop

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3106/google-wants-to-bring-one-of-its-many-messenger-apps-to-the-desktop/

 

A slew of apps are creepily spying on our kids

  - Apple plans to launch subscription news service

  - Uber users can now get bikes, rental cars and public transit tickets

  - China watchdog shuts down joke app over 'vulgar content'

  - Facebook's privacy scandal is the least of your online worries

https://nypost.com/2018/04/16/a-slew-of-apps-are-creepily-spying-on-our-kids/

 

AMD SECURITY UPDATE SHOWS PROGRESS IN FIGHTING SPECTRE

https://www.pcmech.com/article/amd-security-update-shows-progress-in-fighting-spectre/

 

How are Cloud Storage, Cloud Backup, and Cloud Sync Different

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cloud-storage-cloud-backup-cloud-sync/

 

Inside Sumerian, Amazon's Big Bet on Augmented and Virtual Reality

PCMag got an exclusive look at Amazon's new 3D development platform for building AR/VR apps, which feature walking, talking AI-infused characters called 'hosts.'

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360323/inside-sumerian-amazon-s-big-bet-on-augmented-and-virtual-re

 

Google Shares Plan to Kill Phishing Attacks

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-anti-phishing-bsidessf,news-26998.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=xmQ42cRE15Hpkkssw_ctw9oUyEvWZzCSXNr6PF40Rrr5QOg_7ZH27TPU6yO32050

 

Google Voice integration with Sprint is coming to an end

You'll need to transition to Sprint's own services by June 1, 2018.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/google-voice-integration-with-sprint-is-coming-to-an-end/

 

The New Nokia 6 Comes to the U.S.

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/156619/new-nokia-6-comes-u-s?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9daN10g5UVVqSlchLnEqBiLj7tUBE9F-zva_OP_UIF3Js048k8lKIM4MACAEafJNJOB0URksmsOgOVGxm0ssCxPMvIrw&_hsmi=62127991

 

Stop these dangerous apps from tracking and violating your kids

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/452550/stop-these-dangerous-apps-from-tracking-and-violating-your-kids

 

How to fix Hibernate problems on Windows 10

You can use these instructions to resolve issues using the Hibernate power mode on your computer running Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-hibernate-problems-windows-10/

 

What’s the Difference Between Hibernate and Sleep?

Hibernate and sleep are two optimizations to the boot/reboot process that can speed things up.

https://askleo.com/whats-difference-hibernate-sleep/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JF7Q_.BXA3dfbL

 

Dutch uni spinout gets $1.2M for its zero ink printing tech

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/12/dutch-uni-spinout-gets-1-2m-for-its-zero-ink-printing-tech/

 

How To Improve Your Aim in PC Games

https://www.howtogeek.com/348913/how-to-improve-your-aim-in-pc-games/

 

Apple pulls app used by teenagers to hide photos behind a calculator amid police investigation

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-pulls-app-used-teenagers-164230512.html

 

HOW TO STOP LETTING FACEBOOK (AND OTHER SITES) TAKE YOUR DATA

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-stop-letting-facebook-and-other-sites-take-your-data/

 

How to Use Google Reply in Android to Simplify and Automate Messaging

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-reply-android-automate-messaging/

 

Apple: 12 People Were Arrested for Leaks in 2017

In in internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, the Cupertino tech giant revealed it caught 29 leakers in 2017, 12 of whom were arrested.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360441/apple-12-people-were-arrested-for-leaks-in-2017

 

Worried About Voting-Machine Hacking? Get Involved

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/voting-machine-hack-rsa2018,news-27001.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=h6n7pdEkKeabQcQABEY7LQbXrfIo2Ayx6mP9x92RMaspkEL1NinCJw26W3RDJKZq

 

Cambridge Analytica may have used other quizzes to gather Facebook data

The social network reiterates that its investigation is on-going.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/cambridge-analytica-sex-compass-quiz-facebook/

 

Taking Control of Windows Feature Control With Mach2

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/156582/taking-control-of-windows-feature-control-with-mach2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9daN10g5UVVqSlchLnEqBiLj7tUBE9F-zva_OP_UIF3Js048k8lKIM4MACAEafJNJOB0URksmsOgOVGxm0ssCxPMvIrw&_hsmi=62127991

 

How to spot fake Android apps in the Play Store

https://www.komando.com/tips/434061/fake-malware-apps-how-to-spot-and-delete-them

 

WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17134 LEADING TO VERSION 1803 RELEASES

After delaying the official release of Windows 10 version 1803, Microsoft is now pushing build 17134 as the new final candidate for the spring update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-17134/

 

Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW

Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps you need to take, not only to recover your account but to prevent it from being hacked again.

https://askleo.com/facebook-hacked-what-you-need-to-do-now/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JF7Q_.BXA3dfbL

 

Cloudflare launches Spectrum to protect the internet beyond the web

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/12/cloudflare-launches-spectrum-to-protect-the-internet-beyond-the-web/

 

How to Remove Google From Your Life (And Why That’s Nearly Impossible)

https://www.howtogeek.com/348792/how-to-remove-google-from-your-life/

 

Intel leaks suggest a 40th-anniversary CPU is coming soon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-leaks-suggest-40th-anniversary-201442698.html

 

APPLE’S RUMORED SHIFT AWAY FROM INTEL CHIPSETS SHOULD WORRY USERS

https://www.pcmech.com/article/apples-rumored-shift-away-from-intel-chipsets-should-worry-users/

 

7 Windows 10 Registry Hacks to Optimize Your Windows 10 Experience

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

 

How to Wean Yourself Off Smartphones and Social Media

You probably can’t cut tech out of your life completely, but here are some tips to take back control of your apps and devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360420/how-to-wean-yourself-off-smartphones-and-social-media

 

Windows Defender Extension Enhances Chrome's Security

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/chrome-windows-defender-extension-security,news-27011.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=CFhngRhzFHMGMCTPYj28b2_wLwBMiuSfAicxWjKM0RYNSBJ0qZD9ciUUwFToNDlb

 

Intel's new malware scanner will be easier on your CPU

Turns out integrated GPUs have their uses.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/intel-malware-scanner-GPU-processor-CPU-speed/

 

Seeed LinkIt 7697

https://makezine.com/product-review/seeed-linkit-7697/

 

How to set an out of office message on a smartphone

https://www.komando.com/tips/443440/how-to-set-an-out-of-office-message-on-a-smartphone

 

How to create new Google Docs using jump lists in the Microsoft Windows 10 taskbar

Adding the links necessary to create a new Google Doc to the Microsoft Windows 10 taskbar is a powerful and flexible feature. Here is how you use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-new-google-docs-using-jump-lists-in-the-microsoft-windows-10-taskbar/

 

Will a Scheduled Backup Wake My Machine Up If It’s Sleeping?

Some backup programs can wake up a sleeping machine, but there are still things that could go wrong and cause a backup to fail.

https://askleo.com/will-scheduled-backup-wake-machine-sleeping/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JF7Q_.BXA3dfbL

 

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Practical tips to fight surveillance capitalism

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/14/how-to-save-your-privacy-from-the-internets-clutches/

 

Check Out How Google, Amazon, and Facebook Looked Decades Ago

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/check-out-how-google-amazon-and-facebook-looked-decades-ago/

 

How to restore an Android device from a backup

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/restore-android-device-backup-184643060.html

 

TURN A RASPBERRY PI INTO A VPN TO ACCESS YOUR NETWORK FROM ANYWHERE

https://www.pcmech.com/article/raspberry-pi-vpn-access-network/

 

9 of the Best Android Screen-Recording Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-screen-recording-apps/

 

10 Awesome Free Slackbots for Your Business

Slack is a powerful business tool that's supported a variety of bots for quite some time. Here some great examples to help it work even better for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360348/10-awesome-free-slackbots-for-your-business

 

The Best VPN Services and Apps of 2018

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-vpn,review-4292.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=Bgsv936O1Uv3lgy82QmRL1upuRf6if0LlpBvOL9E8VfVAH3Mc-sCD_PKS0oB6tZz

 

CTRL-Labs' EMG wristbands may spell the end for keyboards and mice

Why type when you can just think about typing?

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/17/crtl-labs-eeg-wristbands-end-for-keyboards/

 

Great Tips And Tricks For Bondo And Resin Casting

https://makezine.com/2018/04/11/great-tips-tricks-bondo-resin-casting/

 

The newest pet technology reviewed by a dog

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34821652/the-newest-pet-technology-reviewed-by-a-dog

 

Why router-based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity

A joint statement issued by DHS, FBI, and NCSC claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers are leveraging vulnerabilities in routers to harvest data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-router-based-attacks-could-be-the-next-big-trend-in-cybersecurity/

 

How to back up your Apple Watch

http://couragez.com/how-to-back-up-your-apple-watch/

 

The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription

Would it make us love or hate ads?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/15/would-it-make-us-love-or-hate-ads/

 

Gmail Will Offer Self Destructing Emails

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/gmail-will-offer-self-destructing-emails/

 

For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/first-time-ever-microsoft-distribute-212344101.html

 

CLEAN UP YOUR COMPUTER WITH BLEACHBIT

https://www.pcmech.com/article/clean-computer-bleachbit/

 

Apple to Launch 'Netflix' Style Magazine Package

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10320/apple-launch-netflix-style-magazine-package

 

Google creates DIY kits for artificial intelligence

https://nypost.com/2018/04/17/google-creates-diy-kits-for-artificial-intelligence/

Back to Top

Tue 1235 4/17/2018

How to set up a proxy server on Windows 10

Here are the steps to set up or change a proxy server on Windows 10 to use a man-in-the-middle to access the internet.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-proxy-server-windows-10/

 

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

 

The amount users spent on iPhone apps in the U.S. rose 23 percent last year

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-in-app-purchase-increase/

 

Microsoft Account Gets New Look With Fluent Design Update

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/156467/microsoft-account-gets-new-look-fluent-design-update?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Ylzr5bc-d_urNRtfBXzMAfk9YGkmCpP7QO3PSVvjj9lCFHCMtxDBkMFJpBB5HqA3XIeGV-rqDwKy560HaotUJUdhGSg&_hsmi=62083178

 

5 of the Best Free Microsoft Sharepoint Alternatives

https://www.maketecheasier.com/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-sharepoint/

 

In an Age of Overpriced GPUs, Used Cards Provide Excellent Value (be wary)

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/267421-in-an-age-of-overpriced-gpus-used-graphics-cards-provide-excellent-value

 

Here’s everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/everything-know-samsung-galaxy-s10-134605874.html

 

8 apps you need to try on the Fitbit Ionic, Versa

Fitbit's new smartwatches can do more than just count steps or track sleep.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apps-you-need-to-try-on-the-fitbit-ionic-versa/#ftag=CADf328eec

 

5 Reasons Kodi Users Should Just Switch To Plex Already

https://www.howtogeek.com/348829/5-reasons-kodi-users-should-just-switch-to-plex-already/

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: April 13

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-april-13?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Ylzr5bc-d_urNRtfBXzMAfk9YGkmCpP7QO3PSVvjj9lCFHCMtxDBkMFJpBB5HqA3XIeGV-rqDwKy560HaotUJUdhGSg&_hsmi=62083178

 

20 best perks you get with an Amazon Prime membership

https://www.komando.com/tips/450384/best-perks-you-get-with-an-amazon-prime-membership

 

A new email attack could infect you with ransomware and steal your passwords

A new outbreak of the Quant Loader trojan is tricking vulnerable users into opening malicious attachments that bypass browser security features.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/a-new-email-attack-could-infect-you-with-ransomware-and-steal-your-passwords/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/facebook-urged-to-make-gdpr-its-baseline-standard-globally/

 

New iPhone Leak 'Confirms' Significant Design Decision

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/04/15/apple-iphone-x-cancellation-new-iphone-leak-iphone-x2-iphone-se2/#2e0f453129e4

 

You've Got Scanned! Yahoo and AOL Emails Targeted for Ads

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/yahoo-aol-emails-scanned-for-ads,news-26985.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=eo4W1RxXC94g5SUTR3VwoKliCsuKrjQWra1RIub5P9dvIZEi3bRTPGtgyldPFaeO

 

New Trade War Targets China, ZTE But US Firms Caught in Crossfire

The technology trade war against China is clearly on, and ZTE's U.S. suppliers, including Qualcomm, Google and Corning, are taking hits from our own side.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/360451/new-trade-war-targets-china-zte-but-us-firms-caught-in-cros

 

A brilliant, devious way to stop telemarketing calls once and for all

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-stop-telemarketing-calls/

 

Facebook Now Has a Really Cool AR Drawing Feature for Stories

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/156445/facebook-now-really-cool-ar-drawing-feature-stories?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Ylzr5bc-d_urNRtfBXzMAfk9YGkmCpP7QO3PSVvjj9lCFHCMtxDBkMFJpBB5HqA3XIeGV-rqDwKy560HaotUJUdhGSg&_hsmi=62083178

 

Gmail’s New Design to Incorporate Elements from Inbox App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gmails-new-design-incorporate-inbox-app/

 

Microsoft Begins Flagging uTorrent as Malware

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/267410-microsoft-begins-flagging-utorrent-as-malware

 

Every TV Show That's Been Canceled in 2018 — So Far

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tv-shows-renewed-canceled-2018-203000773.html

 

Is Apple really better about privacy? Here's what we found out

https://www.freep.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/04/17/apple-make-simpler-download-your-privacy-data-year/521786002/

 

Why You Should Always Install 64-bit Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/348850/why-you-should-always-install-64-bit-windows/

 

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

http://www.businessinsider.com/even-if-you-cleared-your-history-google-records-your-search-activity-2018-4

 

Free alternative to Adobe Lightroom

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

 

Emergency broadcast system hack shows need for encrypted wireless communication

Emergency sirens sold by Acoustic Technology use an unencrypted command and control system broadcast over the air, which allowed attackers to commandeer them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/emergency-broadcast-system-hack-shows-need-for-encrypted-wireless-communication/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/google-launches-an-improved-speech-to-text-service-for-developers/

 

Google's Best Security Feature Is used By Less Than 10% Of Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2018/04/16/googles-best-security-feature-is-used-by-less-than-10-of-users/#23b77b076e34

 

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/change-router-default-passwords,news-26975.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=og5h79zfU_psPfynoz6roEwKm5pCKMzFq-ZzLp9c8jSOqpvzL2QoSAsuvoUO_Sep

 

Avoid the Trash Heap: 14 Great Uses for an Old PC (and don't forget a working old PC backs up your current main PC in case of something bad occurs)

Ancient laptops and desktops might seem ready for the scrap heap, but there's life in them yet.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360427/avoid-the-trash-heap-14-great-uses-for-an-old-pc

 

Microsoft wants to stuff Linux, not Windows 10, into Internet of Things devices

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-azure-sphere-os-based-on-linux-not-windows/

 

5 Books Every Microsoft Fan Should Read

Like yourself a good read and a side plate of Microsoft? Here are some great books you should consider.

https://www.windowscentral.com/books-every-microsoft-fan-should-read

 

Should YouTube Be Allowed to Target Kids with Ads?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/youtube-allowed-target-kids-ads/

 

Someone Stole My Entire Book (and My Job) and Is Selling It On Amazon

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/267446-someone-stole-my-entire-book-and-my-job-and-is-selling-it-on-amazon

 

3 password managers for the Linux command line

Password managers for people who spend a lot of time in a terminal window.

https://opensource.com/article/18/4/3-password-managers-linux-command-line?sc_cid=701f2000000ZyfrAAC

 

Microsoft keeps cozying up to former rival Linux, and will now use it to secure web-connected gadgets

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/16/microsoft-will-use-linux-to-secure-internet-of-things-devices.html

 

If You Want to Use A Phone as Your Main PC, You Should Buy Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/345807/if-you-want-to-use-a-phone-as-your-main-pc-you-should-buy-android/

 

SPAM? Verizon gives you a new tool to avoid those pesky robocalls with new Caller ID feature

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/spam-verizon-gives-you-a-new-tool-to-avoid-those-pesky-robocalls-with-new-caller-id-feature-1021398668

 

7 amazing things your smartphone’s camera can do

https://www.komando.com/columns/403970/7-amazing-things-your-smartphones-camera-can-do

 

How to install and use Flatpak on Ubuntu

Universal packages are the way of the future. Don't be limited to only snaps on Ubuntu. Jack Wallen shows you how to install Flatpak support, so the installation of Flatpaks is simple.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-and-use-flatpak-on-ubuntu/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Leap Motion’s new AR headset prototype is high-res, low-cost and a little bug-eyed

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/leap-motions-new-ar-headset-prototype-is-high-res-low-cost-and-a-little-bug-eyed/

 

Samsung's Folding Tablet Could Challenge Apple's iPad

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaymcgregor/2018/04/17/samsungs-latest-concept-reveals-unusual-tablet/#59d0e5376660

 

Arris Modems and Routers Have Major Security Flaw

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/arris-att-router-modem-flaws,news-25787.html

 

Which CPU Should You Buy? Intel Core i5 vs. i7

We outline each Intel processor line and explain what it all means for your next desktop or laptop purchase.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404674,00.asp

 

Google makes it even easier to get into A.I. with Raspberry Pi bundles

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-aiy-kits-now-include-raspberry-pi/

 

Why Microsoft's 2018 reorg matters to everyone, on every platform

Microsoft's recent reorganization aligns its organizational structure with the future-focused cloud, AI and edge computing investments to which it has committed.

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-microsofts-recent-reorganization-means-everyone-every-platfrom

 

How to Take a Screenshot of the Login Screen in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-screenshot-of-login-screen-linux/

 

Google Neural Network Can Isolate Individual Voices in Videos

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/267476-google-neural-network-can-isolate-individual-voices-in-videos

 

Linux computer maker to move manufacturing to the U.S.

System76 explains why the company will soon make its computers in Denver.

https://opensource.com/article/18/4/system76-us-manufacturing-plant?sc_cid=701f2000000ZyfrAAC

 

Sony just quietly announced an even better iPhone X and Galaxy S9 rival

http://bgr.com/2018/04/16/sony-quietly-announced-an-even-better-iphone-x-and-galaxy-s9-rival/

 

Seven Android Gestures You May Not Know About

https://www.howtogeek.com/348126/seven-android-gestures-you-may-not-know-about/

 

Putin might already have your Wi-Fi password

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/russia-switch-router-smart-install-2018-4-1021432821

 

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

 

How to record macros in Google Sheets

Google Sheets users have been asking for the ability to record macros for years, and Google finally delivered. Here's how to use this new feature.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-record-macros-in-google-sheets/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Robo Wunderkind wants to build the Lego Mindstorms for everyone

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/08/robo-wunderkind-wants-to-build-the-lego-mindstorms-for-everyone/

 

New iPhone Leak Confirms Apple's Risky Gamble

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2018/04/16/apple-iphone-x2-iphone-se2-display-notch-screen-price/#7139e063b00e

 

Nest Cam Outdoor: Solid Security, with a Catch

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/nest-cam-outdoor,review-3978.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=it880JJpOMWXZwmhl-3QgtMgFMMpKoy-0TWX6BQVFyUH6L4MHXt3chM42639VM62

 

GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mjolnir Tool Set Puts a Hammer Inside a Hammer

https://www.geek.com/deals-2/geek-pick-of-the-day-thinkgeeks-mjolnir-tool-set-puts-a-hammer-inside-a-hammer-1735838/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Comments by -- Joe Nowak

Latest Edition of CyberHeistNews

Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:18 pm (PDT

CyberheistNews Vol 8 #16 [Heads-Up] Phishing Scam of the Week

http://bit.ly/2ES01hX

Back to Top

Mon 1234 4/16/2018

AI and jobs: Retraining will become a 'lifelong necessity', warns report

The Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence predicts widespread change in the job market, with AI enhancing and creating many new jobs, but also destroying existing roles.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ai-and-jobs-retraining-will-become-a-lifelong-necessity-warns-report/

 

U.S., U.K. Accuse Russia-Backed Hackers of Cyber Espionage

https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-uk-accuse-russia-backed-hackers-of-cyber-espionage

 

Study finds over 3,300 Android apps improperly tracking kids

They may be violating a US law protecting kids' privacy.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/15/study-finds-over-3300-android-apps-improperly-tracking-kids/

 

Q Acoustics Concept 20 loudspeaker review: These gorgeous bookshelf speakers sound positively divine

A box-within-a-box design contributes to a delightfully impressively sonic signature.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3268461/speakers/q-acoustics-concept-20-loudspeaker-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-12

 

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

https://www.pcmag.com/review/360394/amd-ryzen-7-2700x

 

The Best Ways to Automatically Back Up the Photos on Your Smartphone

https://www.howtogeek.com/348220/the-best-ways-to-automatically-back-up-the-photos-on-your-smartphone/

 

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/change-router-default-passwords,news-26975.html

 

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone X

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-7-vs-iphone-x-2018-4

 

Operation Parliament, who is doing what?

https://securelist.com/operation-parliament-who-is-doing-what/85237/

 

Sales tax fight reaches Supreme Court

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/sales-tax-fight-reaches-supreme-173700999.html

 

SURFACE PRO 4 GETS SUPPORT FOR SURFACE DIAL

Surface Dial support finally arrives to Surface Pro 4 devices with the latest firmware update.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-pro-4-support-surface-dial/

 

YouTube TV now works in Firefox

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/youtube-tv-now-works-in-firefox/

 

How to Get the Most Out of Google Sheet’s “Explore” Feature

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-most-out-of-google-sheets-explore-feature/

 

Facebook's Zuckerberg: Here's how we'll fix our massive data privacy problems

The firm has faced backlash following revelations that data from 87 million users was shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/facebooks-zuckerberg-heres-how-well-fix-our-massive-data-privacy-problems/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Facebook Defends U.S. Mass Surveillance Of EU Citizens For ‘National Security’ Reasons

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/facebook-defends-us-mass-surveillance,36882.html

 

Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet

For the folks who want a phone but not the ability to access the internet.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/samsung-galaxy-j2-pro/

 

Electric Jukebox Roxi review: Turn your TV into a music machine

Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3268326/home-audio/roxi-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-12

 

The Best Chromebooks of 2018

Budget-friendly webcentric chromebooks can save you money, but is it worth it if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here's what you need to know.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413071,00.asp

 

Gmail Will Offer Self Destructing Emails

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/gmail-will-offer-self-destructing-emails/

 

Private Internet Access VPN 2018: Still the One to Beat

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/private-internet-access-vpn,review-4454.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=uohrr7TdLlEplSYo4HdnK4ZpIGuwxeKSzCEkcKU_I-9tiqb8ZMFU7oc-5Gn8P2WB

 

10 reasons why the Galaxy S9 is better than the iPhone X

http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-vs-apple-iphone-x-2018-4#/#1-the-iphone-xs-oled-display-is-great-but-the-galaxy-s9s-is-better-1

 

Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables

Malware tickles unused cores to put signals in current

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/12/malware_exfiltrates_data_over_power_supply_cables/

 

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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

 

AutoHotKey Malware Is Now a Thing

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/autohotkey-malware-is-now-a-thing/

 

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/bioprinted-organs-skin-and-drugs-how-3d-printing-is-revolutionizing-healthcare-as-we-know-it/

 

How to Change All Your Mac’s Default Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-mac-default-apps/

 

Microsoft patches Malware Protection Engine to protect against devastating memory corruption attack

Microsoft warned that the vulnerability could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code and take control of a system.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-patches-malware-protection-engine-to-protect-against-devastating-memory-corruption-attack/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Asus Ready For 2nd-Gen Ryzen With Five X470 Motherboards

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-x470-amd-ryzen-motherboards,36885.html

 

US and UK warn that Russia has been hacking routers worldwide

Intelligence agencies warn that the campaign had been going on for months.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/us-uk-warn-russia-hacked-routers-worldwide/

 

DarbeeVision DVP-5000S video processor review: A clever, but pricey fidelity upgrade for 1080p video

This box uses a unique stereoscopic algorithm to increase apparent detail in video.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3246285/home-bluray/darbeevision-dvp-5000s-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-12

 

Should Individually Targeted Advertising Be Banned?

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/should-individually-targeted-advertising-be-banned/

 

Google Clips

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356625/google-clips

 

Android Phone Makers Caught Fibbing About Security Patches

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/android-patch-gap,news-26970.html?evg_experience_id=QNdwl&evg_campaign_id=28fQe&evg_block_id=npXT1&evg_persisted_user_id=nwkkfCmtEH3A08R-PxeDCd3kW0nO7QkQaiirljRCnI_xllDFlTCDQo70Hxg7pIXx

 

It’s time to give Firefox a fresh chance

Because everyone using Chrome for everything is a bad idea

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/15/17239548/firefox-chrome-safari-competition

 

U.S. tech dominance is under threat from this one Chinese company

http://www.morningstar.com/news/market-watch/TDJNMW_20180416433/us-tech-dominance-is-under-threat-from-this-one-chinese-company.html

 

Why Apple Inc. Won't Release an iPhone 9 This Year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-apple-inc-won-apos-124500281.html

 

Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails (again) (both owned by Verizon)

Though Yahoo was already scanning its users' emails to maximize ad opportunities, doubling-down on the policy could raise eyebrows in a post-Cambridge Analytica world.

https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/yahoo-aol-oath-privacy-policy-verizon-emails-messages/

 

Facebook will tell you today if Cambridge Analytica had access to your data

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/facebook-will-tell-you-today-if-cambridge-analytica-had-access-to-your-data/

 

5 Useful Android Volume Control Apps to Fine Tune Your Device’s Volume

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-volume-control-apps/

 

How to restore an Android device from a backup

If you're looking to restore your Android device from a Google Drive backup, Jack Wallen walks you through the process and offers up a few tips to make the task painless.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-restore-an-android-device-from-a-backup/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

be quiet! Dark Rock 4: Ready To Rock On Air?

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/be-quiet-dark-rock-4-cpu-cooler,5563.html

 

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

You can virtually visit historic locations in 18 countries.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/google-access-virtual-3d-models-ancient-monuments/

 

Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker review: Good sound in a super small, very affordable package

This could be the best and most affordable backpack speaker we've reviewed.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3262135/speakers/anker-soundcore-2-bluetooth-speaker-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-04-12

 

How to Change Fonts on Samsung Phones

https://www.howtogeek.com/348406/how-to-change-fonts-on-samsung-phones/

 

The Best Inkjet Printers of 2018

Inkjet printers can produce outstanding photos, crisp multi-page office documents, and everything in between. Find your ideal inkjet with these handy shopping tips and our top-rated reviews.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491367,00.asp

 

1Password Review: For the Apple Faithful

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=fB4k7FpevTt3VxGCbEt8Zm6AGG8RJV_F-bdzGT-77IQsRfYF4I9lx9r4qwdsZjXq

 

My Airplay speakers have become obsolete because their app hasn’t been updated in four years

Mistakes were made

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/4/15/17234280/nocs-ns2-air-monitors-airplay-speakers-bluetooth-obsolete-problem

 

Apple: Why It ‘Has to’ Keep Raising iPhone Prices

Increasing component costs make higher prices a necessity, these analysts wrote.

https://www.barrons.com/amp/articles/apple-why-it-has-to-keep-raising-iphone-prices-1523890801

 

The best keyboards for Android that will help you type efficiently in 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-keyboards-android-texting-faster-122033727.html

 

Gmail Is Getting An Upgrade And Redesign, Here Are Six Changes We Know About

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/04/15/here-are-six-changes-coming-to-gmail/#243ec49462eb

 

’90s kids rejoice! Microsoft releases the original Windows 3.0 File Manager source code

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/09/90s-kids-rejoice-microsoft-releases-the-original-windows-3-0-file-manager-source-code/

 

Dubai Will Be Introducing Smart License Plates

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dubai-smart-license-plates/

 

How to connect Firefox Quantum to your Firefox account

Firefox Quantum has come a long way. Combine the vast improvements with the ability to sync your browser information, and you have a seriously powerful experience. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-firefox-quantum-to-your-firefox-account/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 C16 16GB Dual-Channel Kit Review: Gray-Area Memory

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/g.skill-ripjaws-v-ddr4-3200-c16-16gb-dual-channel-kit,5483.html

 

Ray tracing explained: The future of hyper-realistic graphics

It may not be as close as some companies are making out.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/16/the-future-of-ray-tracing-explainer/

 

3 useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before now

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/04/15/3-useful-smartphone-tricks-wish-knew-before-now.html

 

Acer prepping Chromebox CXI3 desktop lineup starting at $300

The new PC family -- featuring 7th- and 8th-generation Intel Core CPUs -- hopes to revitalize the nearly forgotten desktop sibling of the far more popular Chromebook.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/acer-prepping-chromebox-cxi3-desktop-lineup-starting-at-300/

Back to Top

Sun 1233 4/15/2018

Hackers have taken down dozens of 911 centers. Why is it so hard to stop them?

America’s emergency-response networks remain dangerously vulnerable to criminals bent on crippling the country’s critical infrastructure.

(in case of an emergency, do you have alternate phone numbers for police, fire or ambulance?)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hackers-have-taken-down-dozens-911-centers-why-it-so-n862206

 

How To Upgrade or Replace Almost Any PC Component

https://www.howtogeek.com/348757/roundup-how-to-upgrade-or-replace-almost-any-pc-component/

 

Chrome OS Gains Touch Support to Make It Viable on Tablets

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-os-touch-support-tablets/

 

Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then

Facebook retracted his chats, and is now trying to normalize the behavior

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/06/facebook-unsend-messages/

 

Apple Watch code hints at future support for third-party faces

It's one of the most requested features since the smartwatch launched.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/15/apple-watch-third-party-face-code-hint/

 

Students Mining Cryptocurrencies Are Clogging up University Networks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/students-mining-cryptocurrencies-are-clogging-up-university-networks/

 

How to fix your iPhone screen

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/13/how-to-fix-my-iphone-screen.html

 

Chinese hackers targeting US firms’ financial data, report says

Cyberattacks looking to get information on bid prices, contracts and mergers and acquisitions, US-based security company claims

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2140423/chinese-hackers-targeting-us-firms-financial-data

 

How to Make Your Cell Phone Calls Sound Better

Frustrated with voice calls that sound awful? We explain why they're bad, and how to fix them.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/360357/how-to-make-your-cell-phone-calls-sound-better

 

Governor signs ransomware bill

http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2018/apr/03/governor-signs-ransomware-bill/

 

Investment Firm FIS Group Phishing/DocuSign

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/news/investment-firm-fis-group-phishing-docusign/

 

Scam Of The Week: Fiendishly Clever Gmail Phishing Scam You Need To Know About

https://blog.knowbe4.com/this-fiendishly-clever-gmail-phishing-scam-is-the-latest-that-you-need-to-know-about

 

Russian hacker pleads not guilty to hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox

http://bgr.com/2018/04/02/linkedin-hacker-100m-pleads-not-guilty/

 

The best keyboards for Android that will help you type efficiently in 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-keyboards-android-texting-faster-122033727.html

 

20 incredibly useful websites you wish you knew earlier

https://www.komando.com/tips/450375/20-incredibly-useful-websites-you-wish-you-knew-earlier

 

Unboxed! AMD Ryzen 7 2700X & Ryzen 5 2600X 2nd Gen Processors

http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/827-amd-ryzen-7-2700x-ryzen-5-2600x-unboxing.html

 

Seven Android Gestures You May Not Know About

https://www.howtogeek.com/348126/seven-android-gestures-you-may-not-know-about/

 

Simplify Your Appliances with Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Plug at Nearly 50% Off

https://www.maketecheasier.com/etekcity-wireless-remote-control-plug/

 

Myanmar group blasts Zuckerberg’s claim on Facebook hate speech prevention

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/06/myanmar-group-blasts-zuckerbergs-claim-on-facebook-hate-speech-prevention/

 

Study finds over 3,300 Android apps improperly tracking kids

They may be violating a US law protecting kids' privacy.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/15/study-finds-over-3300-android-apps-improperly-tracking-kids/

 

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Makes the Internet More Private & Faster

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/cloudflares-1111-dns-service-makes-the-internet-more-private-and-faster/

 

I tested Google's new doorbell and lock — you can skip the doorbell

  - Google's new Nest Hello doorbell competes with products from Amazon's Ring and August.

  - The Nest Hello doorbell is buggy and crashed several times during testing.

  - Google's Nest x Yale lock lets you unlock or lock your door from anywhere.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/14/google-nest-hello-doorbell-and-next-x-yale-lock-review.html

 

Facebook Removes Feature It Says Was Being Used to Scrape User Data From Profiles

http://fortune.com/2018/04/05/facebook-data-scandal-privacy-issues/

 

How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows

You can often fix glitches in Windows with help from the right troubleshooters.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/360428/how-to-troubleshoot-problems-in-windows

 

Cyber attack on CDOT computers estimated to cost up to $1.5 million so far

The SamSam ransomware asking for bitcoin is nearly contained six weeks after first strike

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/05/samsam-ransomware-cdot-cost/

 

Ransomware Attacks for Local Governments and Public Agencies: A Primer

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ransomware-attacks-for-local-25736/

 

The Dark Side of the GDPR

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/magazine-features/dark-side-gdpr/

 

All the ways fans wish Apple would fix iOS 11 and improve the iPhone X

http://bgr.com/2018/04/09/ios-12-rumors-iphone-x-features/

 

How to send webpages from Google Chrome to your Android phone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/send-webpages-google-chrome-android-191546262.html

 

How to stop Facebook from blasting auto-play video

https://www.komando.com/tips/445605/how-to-stop-facebook-from-blasting-auto-play-video

 

AMD Announces 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 & 5 CPUs: Pricing, Pre-Orders

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-pinnacle-ridge-ryzen-pre-order,36878.html

 

Microsoft No Longer Blocks Windows 7 Updates On Computers Without Antivirus

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-no-longer-blocks-windows-7-updates-on-computers-without-antivirus/

 

Why You Should Use TimeShift in Linux Mint to Back Up Your Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/backup-computer-timeshift-linux-mint/

 

Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/06/facebook-aggregateiq-now-being-jointly-probed-by-canada-b-c-data-watchdogs/

 

Apple will repair your swollen Watch Series 2 battery for free

Your 42mm model will be fixed even if it's out of warranty.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/14/apple-watch-series-2-free-repairs/

 

Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-shuts-down-googl-url-shortening-service/

 

Google Wants to Bring One of Its Many Messenger Apps to the Desktop

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3106/google-wants-to-bring-one-of-its-many-messenger-apps-to-the-desktop/

 

Facebook: ‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities and collect data on a massive global scale

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/04/facebook-said-the-personal-data-of-most-its-2-billion-users-has-been-collected-and-shared-with-outsiders/

 

Google Clips

https://www.pcmag.com/review/356625/google-clips

 

One-Third of Internal User Accounts Are 'Ghost Users'

Attackers and malware can easily move laterally through an organization, thanks to inadequate access controls on file systems and a proliferation of inactive but enabled users.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/identity-and-access-management/one-third-of-internal-user-accounts-are-ghost-users/d/d-id/1331443

 

Atlanta takes down water department website two weeks after cyber attack

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-atlanta-water/atlanta-takes-down-water-department-website-two-weeks-after-cyber-attack-idUSKCN1HC2WB

 

Employee Phishing Likely To Blame For Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach

https://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2018/phishing-scam-saks-lord-and-taylor/

 

Google is redesigning Gmail, and here’s what it looks like so far

http://bgr.com/2018/04/12/gmail-redesign-beta-leaked-images-how-to-get/

 

Leaked Apple memo says company found 29 ‘leakers’ last year, and arrested 12

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/leaked-apple-memo-says-company-184350558.html

 

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

 

Tech Tom's Relies On: Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/tech-toms-relies-on-logitech-g-pro-mechanical-keyboard,36874.html

 

Reminder: Removing “Void if Removed” Stickers Doesn’t Void Your Warranty

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/reminder-removing-void-if-removed-stickers-doesnt-void-your-warranty/

 

6 Web Apps to Supercharge Your Spotify Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/spotify-web-apps/

 

Samsung, now the world’s largest chipmaker, forecasts record Q1 profit

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/samsung-now-the-worlds-largest-chipmaker-forecasts-record-q1-profit/

 

Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR

It will supposedly work well over 5G and wireless networks too.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/14/jpeg-xs-format-nab-2018/

 

Georgia Senate Passes Bill That Criminalizes Unauthorized Pen-Tests

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/georgia-senate-passes-bill-that-criminalizes-unauthorized-pen-tests/

 

6 Of The Best Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones

https://www.reviewgeek.com/2970/6-of-the-best-over-ear-noise-cancelling-headphones/

 

Email phishing attacks: A significant threat to America’s cities and counties

http://m.americancityandcounty.com/blog/email-phishing-attacks-significant-threat-america-s-cities-and-counties

 

Comcast to Offer Netflix With Cable Bundles

Comcast hasn't yet shared details of these packages, but said it expects to launch a 'variety of initial offers' that include Netflix this month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/360424/comcast-to-offer-netflix-with-cable-bundles

 

BEWARE THE ACADEMIC VANITY HONEYPOT

https://www.wired.com/story/beware-the-academic-vanity-honeypot/

 

Pitt Cyber Chief Says Awareness Is The First Defense Against Ransomware Attacks

http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-cyber-chief-says-awareness-first-defense-against-ransomware-attacks-0#stream/0

 

Watering hole computer attack strategies resurface

https://www.itweb.co.za/content/o1Jr5qxE8WpvKdWL

 

How to Avoid Falling for a Social Engineering Attack

https://threatmatrix.cylance.com/en_us/home/how-to-avoid-falling-for-a-social-engineering-attack.html

 

Windows 10 build 17133 isn’t RTM for version 1803 anymore

Following the delay of Windows 10 version 1803, Microsoft now is no longer considering build 17133 as final as the company is expecting to release new builds to fix blocking bug.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-17133-not-rtm-1803/

 

Q&A with Kim: Have Alexa call 911, Find Duplicate Photos, Protect Your Router, and More

https://www.komando.com/columns/452181/qa-with-kim-have-alexa-call-911-find-duplicate-photos-protect-your-router-and-more

 

ASRock Releases Full Line Of X470 Motherboards For AMD 2nd-Gen Ryzen

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asrock-x470-motherboards-amd-ryzen,36884.html

 

5 SimpliSafe Settings You Should Change

https://www.howtogeek.com/347992/5-simplisafe-settings-you-should-change/

Back to Top

 

 

Back to Top

 

The Chicago Computer Society
P.O. Box 159                      (708) 588-0385
LaGrange, IL 60525-0159  
   1ccsadmin@comcast.net

Page Updated
July 02, 2018

Copyright © 1995- 2011, The Chicago Computer Society, All Rights Reserved.
Send changes to
Jerry Sass Webmaster for CCS