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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 7/21/2018 1330
Fri 7/20/2018 1329
Thur 7/19/2018 1328
Wed 7/18/2018 1327
Tue 7/17/2018 1326
Mon 7/16/2018 1325
Sun 7/15/2018 1324

Sat 1330 7/21/2018

The 2018 MacBook Pro has a problem with overheating

The new 2018 MacBook Pro might be fast, but all that Core i9 processor power is useless if the system can't cope with the heat it generates and has to throttle the performance.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-2018-macbook-pro-has-a-problem-with-overheating/

 

Amazon's New Tool Helps You Find the Right Screw

Amazon's Part Finder app uses computer vision and user input to find the right part to finish your project.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/a22500301/amazons-new-tool-helps-you-find-the-right-screw/

 

Apple reportedly confirms keyboard reliability fix in internal document

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-reportedly-confirms-keyboard-reliability-132901085.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How to Catch and Remove Hidden LaunchDaemons and LaunchAgents on Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-launchdaemons-launchagents-mac/

 

What’s New in Windows 10’s Redstone 5 Update, Available Fall 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/353165/whats-new-in-windows-10s-redstone-5-update-available-fall-2018/

 

The Best VPN Apps for the iPhone

Your iPhone may be well protected against malware, but it can't protect your data as it travels the internet. Installing one of the best iPhone VPN apps keeps your information safe and private, even when you're connected to the web through an insecure Wi-Fi hotspot.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/354059/the-best-vpn-apps-for-the-iphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

DuckDuckGo slams Google following EU antitrust decision

The company claims anti-competitive behavior goes deeper than just Android

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/20/17595612/google-antitrust-eu-duckduckgo-chrome

 

Could Someone Set Up a Facebook Account in My Name?

Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations.

https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7_5c6mA2pdfbL

 

8 unexpected ways to use a George Foreman Grill

This little grill can do so much more than make burgers.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ways-to-use-a-george-foreman-grill/

 

The Galaxy Note 9 Will Have a Bluetooth S Pen, and It’s About Time

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/272974-the-galaxy-note-9-will-have-a-bluetooth-s-pen-and-its-about-time?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Add Security Questions to reset Windows 10 Local Account password

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-security-question-reset-windows-10-local-account-password

 

The best wireless mouse

Logitech basically owns this category.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/20/the-best-wireless-mouse/

 

Microsoft pulls agents from Windows 7, 8.1 and other forums

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/11/microsoft-pulls-agents-from-windows-7-8-1-and-other-forums/

 

3 NEW places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

https://www.komando.com/tips/467637/3-new-places-better-than-craigslist-to-buy-and-sell-used-items

 

Save up to $900 with the best smartphone deals for July 2018

https://www.yahoo.com/news/save-much-480-fall-6-192045276.html

 

How to Fix “Kill Page” or “Wait” Errors in Chrome

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-kill-page-wait-errors-chrome/

 

How-To Geek is Looking for Microsoft Office Writers

https://www.howtogeek.com/357390/how-to-geek-is-looking-for-microsoft-office-writers/

 

iPhone USB Restricted Mode Is Pretty Easy to Beat

The new mode, available in iOS 11.4.1, is designed to prevent iPhone-cracking tools from accessing a locked device. But security researchers say it can be easily defeated with a $39 Lightning-to-USB adapter device.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362369/iphone-usb-restricted-mode-is-pretty-easy-to-beat?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft wants to win back the consumers it let down

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/20/17594508/microsoft-consumer-push-2018

 

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

What does it mean to mine something that doesn't physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity?

https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7_5c6mA2pdfbL

 

How to keep your bread fresh longer

Whether it's bagels or buns, here's how to keep your bread from going stale.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-keep-your-bread-fresh-longer/

 

Specs Leak on Upcoming Ryzen 5 2500X, Ryzen 3 2300X

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272978-specs-leak-on-upcoming-ryzen-5-2500x-ryzen-3-2300x?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Agent DVR Video surveillance & Home camera streaming software

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/agent-dvr-video-surveillancesoftware

 

Three top FBI officials quit as US cybersecurity threats mount

The mass exodus has been labeled "highly unusual".

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/20/fbi-officials-quit-cybersecurity-threats/

 

Malwarebytes' acquisition of Windows Firewall Control maker Binisoft

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/09/malwarebytes-acquisition-of-windows-firewall-control-maker-binisoft/

 

10 insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from stealing from you

https://www.komando.com/columns/465790/tricks-to-keep-hackers-and-scammers-from-stealing-from-you

 

Forget Netflix, Cord-Cutters Love This One Company

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/forget-netflix-cord-cutters-love-141100747.html

 

4 Tools to Back Up Your Android Device to Your PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-pc-backup-tools/

 

Apple’s Terrible Keyboards and Why Repairability Matters

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/apples-terrible-keyboards-and-why-repairability-matters/

 

3D-Printed Gun Files Can Be Shared Without Legal Penalty

A settlement between the Department of Justice and a gun rights activist Cody Wilson paves the way for downloadable firearms that can be produced with a 3D printer.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362382/3d-printed-gun-files-can-be-shared-without-legal-penalty?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Enable or Disable Fast Tab/Window Close in Google Chrome in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112856-enable-disable-fast-tab-window-close-google-chrome.html

 

Where’s My Disk Space Going?

It's not uncommon to run out of disk space. A free utility can show where your disk space is going so you can determine what steps to take.

https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J7_5c6mA2pdfbL

 

GE 5W Vintage Style LED Light Bulb review:

Nifty nostalgia from GE's latest vintage-style LED bulbs

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/ge-5w-vintage-style-led-light-bulb-review/

 

How to let some air out of bloated Windows files

Patrick Marshall answers your personal technology questions each week.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/how-to-let-some-air-out-of-bloated-windows-files/

 

RunAsTool lets you run a Program as Administrator without password

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/runastool-run-program-as-administrator

 

BenQ ScreenBar Review: The Perfect Computer Desk Lamp

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4820/benq-screenbar-review-the-perfect-computer-desk-lamp/

 

Configure Firefox to accept third-party cookies for the session only

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/09/configure-firefox-to-accept-third-party-cookies-for-the-session-only/

 

20 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

https://www.komando.com/tips/467293/20-incredibly-useful-google-products-and-services-you-didnt-know-existed

 

AT&T names three more cities that will receive 5G networks this year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/5g-finally-coming-t-begin-051639350.html

 

5 Common Encryption Types and Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Own

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/common-encryption-types/

 

Use Auto-Replace to Sound More Assertive

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/use-auto-replace-to-sound-more-assertive/

 

The Best VPN Services of 2018

A VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the best ways to protect your privacy and keep your data secure. We've tested dozens of them, and these are the best VPN services.

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

 

How Turn On or Off Automatically Start Narrator after Sign-in in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113745-turn-off-start-narrator-after-sign-windows-10-a.html

 

Renewable Energy Won't Succeed Without This -- and Utilities Are Already Preparing

American electric utilities invested an estimated $7 billion in the trend in 2016. That's a 375% surge from a decade ago -- and it could just be getting started.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/21/renewable-energy-wont-succeed-without-this-and-uti.aspx?fs_test=True

 

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

You're probably not using Alexa to its full potential. Here's how to fix that.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/7-alexa-commands-youre-not-using-but-should/

 

3 mobile security tips to thwart fraudsters

An RSA fraud report makes it clear that phishing and mobile app and browser cyberattacks should be on your radar. Here are the steps mobile device users should take to keep hackers at bay.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/3-mobile-security-tips-to-thwart-fraudsters/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Best Graphics and Visual settings for Xbox One

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-graphics-visual-settings-xbox-one

 

AT&T Nearly Triples a Fee On Your Bill to Extract Hundreds of Millions From Customers

https://www.reviewgeek.com/5056/att-nearly-triples-a-fee-on-your-bill-to-extract-hundreds-of-millions-from-customers/

 

WizFile 2.0 file finder released

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/08/wizfile-2-0-file-finder-released

 

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

https://www.komando.com/columns/464678/free-tech-upgrades-and-software

 

Google has been stealthily working on a successor to Android, and engineers reportedly want to start rolling it out within three years

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-stealthily-working-successor-android-214013977.html

 

TEN AWESOME 3D-PRINTABLE RASPBERRY PI GOODIES

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/3d-printable-raspberry-pi/

 

Breakthrough could impact cancer, ageing and heart disease

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-07-breakthrough-impact-cancer-ageing-heart.html

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Fri 1329 7/20/2018

Apple fans are returning their new MacBook Pros that cost a minimum of $2,800 because they can't reach the advertised speeds 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-fans-returning-macbook-pros-154205304.html

 

Raspberry Pi: A cheat sheet

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

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-the-smart-persons-guide/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Bypass the "unsupported hardware" barrier of Windows Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/12/bypass-the-unsupported-hardware-barrier-of-windows-update/

 

How to Send Free SMS Texts From a PC Using Android Messages

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/send-free-sms-texts-pc-android-messages/

 

How to Avoid Being Tricked by Fake Android System Messages

https://www.maketecheasier.com/avoid-being-tricked-by-fake-android-system-messages/

 

Samsung’s Foldable Phone Coming Early Next Year

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/163526/samsungs-foldable-phone-coming-early-next-year?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-89aSh5_yemuM7XEL8-4JfAs1jUjgVfkp5SbSGKckk9bmQFcUPOiqc7FvcbcLCOQwC8jHQkND6gNG6Cd3p0jO5LfsI2Kg&_hsmi=64549503

 

Chrome to become Slower, Use More Memory to Tackle Malware

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10370/chrome-become-slower-use-more-memory-tackle-malware

 

What's going on with Microsoft's Surface Andromeda device?

Recent Andromeda rumors spanning from delays to hardware overhauls, to outright cancelations have been making the rounds online. Let's try to make sense of it all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/whats-going-microsofts-surface-andromeda-device

 

What Is WPA3, and When Will I Get It On My Wi-Fi?

https://www.howtogeek.com/339765/what-is-wpa3-and-when-will-i-get-it-on-my-wi-fi/

 

Facebook doesn’t want to eradicate fake news. If it did they’d kick out InfoWars

SOCIAL NETWORKS GIVING SICK CONSPIRACY THEORISTS A PLATFORM TO SPREAD HATE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebook-doesnt-want-to-eradicate-fake-news-if-it-did-theyd-kick-out-infowars/

 

Leaked Apple repair docs confirm Apple’s keyboard changes had nothing to do with ‘noise’

https://bgr.com/2018/07/19/leaked-apple-repair-docs-confirm-apples-keyboard-changes-were-nothing-to-do-with-noise/

 

VPNFilter Malware Sinks Its Teeth Into More Routers

Security researchers have noticed the malicious code trying to infect over 70 router models, and using a new capability that can tamper with a router's web traffic.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361655/vpnfilter-malware-sinks-its-teeth-into-more-routers?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple iOS 11.4.1 Has A Serious Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/07/16/apple-ios-11-4-1-apps-app-store-update-upgrade-iphone-ipad-problem-ios12/#21e7f4856cce

 

Skype for Windows 10 is not working or making voice and video calls

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/skype-windows-10-not-working

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W: A cheat sheet

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

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-zero-wireless-the-smart-persons-guide/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to repeat (loop) YouTube Videos automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/12/how-to-repeat-loop-youtube-videos-automatically/

 

How to Back Up and Restore Adobe Lightroom Catalogs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-restore-adobe-lightroom-catalog/

 

How to Improve File Search on macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-file-search-macos/

 

Microsoft May Finally Announce the Next-Gen Elite Controller Next Month

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/163518/microsoft-may-finally-announce-next-gen-elite-controller-next-month?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-89aSh5_yemuM7XEL8-4JfAs1jUjgVfkp5SbSGKckk9bmQFcUPOiqc7FvcbcLCOQwC8jHQkND6gNG6Cd3p0jO5LfsI2Kg&_hsmi=64549503

 

Scientists: Internet 'At Risk' of Climate Change

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10372/scientists-internet-risk-climate-change

 

Hey Cortana, why does Microsoft make it so hard to find out what's new with you?

Learning what Cortana can do and what's coming next is the classic discovery problem.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-needs-whats-new-page-cortana

 

Free Download: Add Mac-Style Hot Corners to Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/free-download-this-app-adds-mac-style-hot-corners-to-windows-10/

 

Facebook fined a paltry £500,000 (8 minutes’ revenue) over Cambridge Analytica scandal

UNDER GDPR RULES THE FINE COULD HAVE BEEN AS HIGH AS £1.2 BILLION.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/facebook-fined-a-paltry-500000-8-minutes-revenue-over-cambridge-analytica-scandal/

 

It only costs $19 to bring MagSafe back to the MacBook Pro

https://bgr.com/2018/07/18/magnetic-usb-c-charger-for-macbook-pro-chromebook/

 

BlackBerry Key2

https://www.pcmag.com/review/361496/blackberry-key2

 

Ditching Windows: 2 Weeks With Ubuntu Linux On The Dell XPS 13

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/07/19/ditching-windows-2-weeks-with-ubuntu-linux-on-the-dell-xps-13/

 

Top Free Extensions for Visual Studio Code to help you code better

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-extensions-for-visual-studio-code

 

Here's how to stop Android apps from stealing and sharing your phone data

Several Android apps can share image and video data with third parties without your knowledge. Here's how to prevent that.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-how-to-stop-android-apps-from-stealing-and-sharing-your-phone-data/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Windows 10: play a sound when you activate special keys

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/11/windows-10-play-a-sound-when-you-activate-special-keys/

 

WhatsApp Will Soon Stop Working on These Phones: Is Yours on the List?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whatsapp-stop-working-phones/

 

What Is OpenStreetMap and Should You Be Using It?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-openstreetmap/

 

How to Type Special Characters with ALT Keyboard Sequences

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6008-alt-key-codes-special-characters-list.html

 

Report names smartphone models with the highest failure rates

https://www.techspot.com/news/75536-report-names-smartphones-models-highest-failure-rates.html

 

New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/new-ios-security-feature-can-be-defeated-by-a-39-adapter-sold-by-apple-20090.html#new_tab

 

How to Disable Screen Auto-Rotation in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/356809/how-to-disable-screen-auto-rotation-in-windows-10/

 

Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/19/walmart-acquiring-shopify-is-no-longer-a-laughable-idea/

 

Download this brilliant Mac app as soon as you get macOS 10.14 Mojave

https://bgr.com/2018/07/18/macos-mojave-dark-mode-toggle-nightowl-app/

 

Ubisoft CEO Predicts End of Games Consoles

Yves Guillemot believes we'll get one more generation of gaming hardware then everyone will stream instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361665/ubisoft-ceo-predicts-end-of-games-consoles?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Ditching Windows: 2 Weeks With Ubuntu Linux On The Dell XPS 13

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/07/19/ditching-windows-2-weeks-with-ubuntu-linux-on-the-dell-xps-13/

 

Best free Clipboard Manager software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-free-clipboard-manager-software-windows-10

 

How hackers can steal your password with an infrared photo of your keyboard

As industrial or spycraft technology becomes commoditized, side-channel attacks such as photographing keyboards with FLIR cameras presents a security risk.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-hackers-can-steal-your-password-with-an-infrared-photo-of-your-keyboard/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Monitor your Windows PC's performance while playing games

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/11/monitor-your-windows-pcs-performance-while-playing-games/

 

7 Myths About HTTPS and SSL Certificates You Shouldn’t Believe

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/https-ssl-certificate-myths/

 

Tuneskit Video Cutter For Mac Review – The Smart, Easy Way to Cut Video

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tuneskit-video-cutter-review/

 

How to Share Files using an App in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68649-share-files-using-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Samsung announces 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM with greatly reduced power consumption

A 30 percent reduction in power use despite bandwidth increases

https://www.techspot.com/news/75534-samsung-announces-8-gigabit-lpddr5-dram-greatly-reduced.html

 

How T-Mobile's 5G Preparations Are Progressing

https://marketrealist.com/2018/07/how-t-mobiles-5g-preparations-are-progressing

 

5 Settings You Should Modify on the Nest Hello

https://www.howtogeek.com/357105/5-settings-you-should-modify-on-the-nest-hello/

 

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/19/surprise-top-sites-still-fail-at-encouraging-non-terrible-passwords/

 

Apple won't replace faulty MacBook Pro keyboards with the improved ones

https://mashable.com/2018/07/17/apple-wont-replace-faulty-macbook-pro-keyboards-with-the-improved-ones/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

Do You Need a Personal Firewall?

Windows has an effective built-in firewall, your home network adds another layer of protection, and your security suite has its own firewall. Is the personal firewall utility dead?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/313986/the-best-free-firewalls?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple Watch: Add-Ons To Boost Battery Life Or Warn Against Sunburn, Patent Suggests

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2018/07/19/apple-watch-add-ons-to-boost-battery-life-or-warn-against-sunburn-patent-suggests/

 

Download Windows Command Reference PDF Guide from Microsoft

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-command-reference-pdf-guide

 

Smartphone fingerprint sensor checks body temperature to boost biometric security

New fingerprint sensor detects both tactile pressure and skin temperature to unlock smartphone, according to Nature Communications.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/smartphone-fingerprint-sensor-checks-body-temperature-to-boost-biometric-security/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

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Thur 1328 7/19/2018

What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the EU

Analysis | If Google loses its planned appeal to the European Union's $5 billion fine, it might need to unbundle some of its services on new phones sold there. And that could chip away at its dominance in the operating-system race.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/wapowhat-android-users-should-know-about-google-s-fight-with-the-eu/

 

5 open source alternatives to Skype

Communicate without compromising your open source ethos with these alternatives to proprietary web conferencing software.

https://opensource.com/alternatives/skype?sc_cid=701f2000000RRAgAAO

 

This Week's Top Humble Bundle Deals: Linux Geek, CI Games

Whether you want to learn how to flesh out your Steam library, or improve your overall gaming experience, these limited-time bundles are hard to pass up.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361766/this-week-s-top-humble-bundle-deals-linux-geek-ci-games?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to add Favorites to the Registry Editor in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-favorites-registry-editor-windows

 

Snooze your tabs so you can easily go back to them later

https://www.komando.com/downloads/459884/snooze-your-tabs-so-you-can-easily-go-back-to-them-later

 

Tempow turns any old Bluetooth speakers into a surround sound system

It's aiming to be the Dolby for Bluetooth.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/tempow-bluetooth-tv/

 

Intel’s Latest Microcode Update Doc Leaks Upcoming 9th Generation CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272848-intels-latest-microcode-update-document-leaks-upcoming-9th-generation-cpus?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple’s MacBook updates are a much bigger deal than anyone imagined

https://bgr.com/2018/07/16/2018-macbook-pro-vs-2017-specs-price-reviews/

 

Google’s new ‘Grab and Go’ project helps business loan Chromebooks to their employees

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/googles-new-grab-and-go-project-helps-business-loan-chromebooks-to-their-employees/

 

Firefox Will Soon Tell You When You’ve Been Pwned

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/firefox-will-soon-tell-you-when-youve-been-pwned/

 

Intel’s 9th-generation processor could launch next month with 8 cores

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-9th-generation-processor-could-201429677.html

 

Microsoft and Walmart Take on Amazon With New Partnership

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-365/163403/microsoft-walmart-take-amazon-new-partnership?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--19yPGbB4c2iN8sQDpTmqlCLqWy-j8_vfwSR72T0Q_irWhHEylrFLmW41BneDgygb2zhlH5G_avoMjMeGhhPn3L6nEyg&_hsmi=64516976

 

How to Take Selfies with Your Rear-Facing Camera on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/take-selfies-with-rear-facing-camera-android/

 

How to Never Accidentally Quit Apps on Mac Again

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-accidentally-quit-apps-mac/

 

Steam won't run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/14/steam-wont-run-on-windows-xp-or-vista-in-2019/

 

The Best Pet Trackers and GPS Dog Collars

A healthy pet is a happy pet. With location and activity tracking, these wearable trackers and collars can help make sure your dog or cat is both safe and healthy. Find out which one is right for your furry companion.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/354245/the-best-pet-trackers-and-gps-dog-collars?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

New Mail, Calendar, and People experiences in Outlook.com

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/new-mail-calendar-and-people-experiences-outlook-co

 

5 ways to slash your smartphone bills

https://www.komando.com/columns/466988/5-ways-to-slash-your-smartphone-bill

 

Google's Fuchsia OS could start replacing Android in five years (update: Google says no)

It's not just an experiment.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/google-fuchsia-os-could-start-replacing-android-in-5-years/

 

Apple’s Type-C iPhone Charger May Have Leaked

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/272839-apples-type-c-iphone-charger-may-have-leaked?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

All 2018 iPhones and two new iPads will get the iPhone X’s most controversial feature

https://bgr.com/2018/07/16/iphone-x-2018-specs-vs-ipad-pro-face-id-ios-devices/

 

UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/ups-is-testing-an-amazon-key-style-delivery-program-in-new-york/

 

The Best Free Video Editing Apps for Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/354996/best-free-video-editing-apps-for-windows/

 

New iPhone 9 and iPhone X Leaks Appear to Confirm Budget-Friendly Features

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-9-iphone-x-leaks-154300799.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Review

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163406/lenovo-thinkpad-l480-review?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--19yPGbB4c2iN8sQDpTmqlCLqWy-j8_vfwSR72T0Q_irWhHEylrFLmW41BneDgygb2zhlH5G_avoMjMeGhhPn3L6nEyg&_hsmi=64516976

 

How to Transfer Android Apps to a New Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-applications-to-a-new-android-device/

 

8 Surprising Uses for Linux That You Can (Mostly) Try Yourself

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/surprising-uses-linux-try-yourself/

 

Add IrfanView options to Windows Explorer

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/13/add-irfanview-options-to-windows-explorer/

 

Husqvarna Automower 315X

https://www.pcmag.com/review/361966/husqvarna-automower-315x

 

List of new Bluetooth Profiles supported in Windows 10 v1803

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/bluetooth-profiles-supported-in-windows-10

 

One lie security experts use all the time and you should, too

https://www.komando.com/tips/467635/lie-when-setting-up-security-questions

 

Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition

Hardware variety does not equal choice in software.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/19/android-competition-european-commission-sundar-pichai-response/

 

Apple Reportedly Dumps Intel’s Upcoming Modem for 2020 iPhone [Updated]

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/272910-apple-reportedly-dumps-intels-upcoming-5g-modem-for-2020-iphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Sorry, that wild Microsoft folding phone won’t launch until next year at the earliest

https://bgr.com/2018/07/16/microsoft-surface-phone-andromeda-release-date-late-2019/

 

The EU's Android antitrust ruling overlooks 3 critical points

European regulators are fining Google $5 billion and demanding changes to the way it manages Android — but their assessment doesn't entirely add up.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3291316/android/eu-android-antitrust-ruling.html

 

No Commercial Interruptions: Why The World Cup Feels More Modern Than the NFL in the Netflix Age

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/no-commercial-interruptions-why-the-world-cup-feels-more-modern-than-the-nfl-in-the-netflix-age/

 

How to Enable or Disable Tab Warming in Firefox in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112961-enable-disable-tab-warming-firefox.html

 

Report: Facebook Could Be Ditching Office 365 for Google’s G Suite

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-365/163441/report-facebook-ditching-office-365-googles-g-suite?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--19yPGbB4c2iN8sQDpTmqlCLqWy-j8_vfwSR72T0Q_irWhHEylrFLmW41BneDgygb2zhlH5G_avoMjMeGhhPn3L6nEyg&_hsmi=64516976

 

How to Access Gmail on your Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-gmail-on-your-desktop/

 

How to Network Boot a Raspberry Pi Without a MicroSD Card

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/network-boot-raspberry-pi-without-microsd/

 

Google retires Chrome extension inline installations

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/13/google-retires-chrome-extension-inline-installations/

 

How To Talk to a Real Person: The Ultimate Customer Support Phone Number Directory

Trying to get phone support when something goes wrong with your gadgets can be a frustrating experience. From cable, wireless, and service providers to tech retailers, we've collected all the numbers you need in one handy list, along with some tips to get to a human voice quickly.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361952/how-to-talk-to-a-real-person-the-ultimate-customer-support?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to restart Graphics Driver in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restart-graphics-driver-windows-10

 

5 essential tech options for your new car

https://www.komando.com/columns/468108/5-essential-tech-options-for-your-new-car

 

How to view full network configuration on Windows 10

The Settings app conveniently shows all your network adapters configuration, so you don't need to use command lines on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-network-configuration-windows-10/

 

How to Build a Star Trek: The Next Generation Mechanical Keyboard

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272931-building-a-mechanical-keyboard-homage-to-star-trek-the-next-generation?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Don't back up your operating system to the cloud. Use a local drive instead

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/07/19/dont-back-operating-system-cloud-use-local-drive-instead

 

[Windows 10 Secret Tip] Open Programs as Administrator Using RUN Dialog Box

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-secret-tip-open-programs-as-administrator-using-run-dialog-box/

 

How to Enable and Use Continued Conversation on Google Home

https://www.howtogeek.com/357104/how-to-enable-and-use-continued-conversation-on-google-home/

 

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

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

 

Netflix Updates Its Speed Test Tool to Provide More Information

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/163458/netflix-updates-speed-test-tool-provide-information?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--19yPGbB4c2iN8sQDpTmqlCLqWy-j8_vfwSR72T0Q_irWhHEylrFLmW41BneDgygb2zhlH5G_avoMjMeGhhPn3L6nEyg&_hsmi=64516976

 

How to Transcode Video and Media Files Using VLC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/easily-transcode-media-files-with-vlc-player/

 

The Best Linux Laptop: System76 Galago Pro vs. Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/galago-pro-vs-xps-13-linux-laptops/

 

Protect Windows against Speculative Store Bypass exploits

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/12/protect-windows-against-speculative-store-bypass-exploits/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Timeline

Lost a file? No problem. The April 2018 Update to Microsoft's Windows 10 allows you to journey back in time to find recent documents, photos, websites, and windows.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361972/how-to-use-windows-10-timeline?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

The best phones with facial recognition: iPhone X, Galaxy S9, LG G7 and more

A look at the most popular phones that let you unlock the screen (and sometimes even pay for stuff) with your face.

https://www.cnet.com/au/news/phones-with-facial-recognition-iphone-x-galaxy-s9-lg-g7/

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How to fix common problems automatically on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes a feature to detect and apply recommended fixes for common problems — Here's how to enable the feature.

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

 

Google Cloud Platform fixes issues that took down Spotify, Snapchat and other popular sites

  - Issues with Google Cloud Platform and Domains hit several major websites and apps on Tuesday.

  - Users reported issues with websites with Google domains, like Breitbart and Drudge Report, as well as apps hosted on the Google Cloud Platform, including Snapchat, Discord and Spotify.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/13/google-cloud-platform-reports-issues-snap-and-other-popular-apps-affe.html?yptr=yahoo

 

How to turn off notifications in Android

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oreo-jelly-bean-turn-off-141554566.html

 

Everyday essential shortcuts for your Android

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

 

How to Rotate Your PC’s Screen (or Fix a Sideways Screen)

https://www.howtogeek.com/356816/how-to-rotate-your-pcs-screen-or-fix-a-sideways-screen/

 

Microsoft Launches a News App on Android and iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-news-app-android-ios/

 

BeagleBone Black Wireless

https://makezine.com/product-review/beaglebone-black-wireless/

 

What’s the Best Smartwatch for Android Users?

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4345/whats-the-best-smartwatch-for-android-users/

 

Grab an offline copy of Microsoft Windows Live Essentials

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/16/grab-an-offline-copy-of-microsoft-windows-live-essentials/

 

Protect Your Online Privacy With the 5 Best VPNs

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/244993-protect-online-privacy-five-best-vpns?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Get Mojave Dark Mode on your Mac Now

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-mojave-dark-mode-mac/

 

Green Screen when playing videos on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/green-screen-playing-videos-windows

 

Why LTE and 5G networks could be affected by these new security vulnerabilities

A group of researchers have demonstrated the ability to passively identify session details and actively hijack DNS lookups, enabling phishing attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-lte-and-5g-networks-could-be-affected-by-these-new-security-vulnerabilities/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon Fire TV Cube

https://www.pcmag.com/review/361947/amazon-fire-tv-cube

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Everything you need to know

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

 

Use Google's new podcast app in Android -- here's how

https://www.komando.com/tips/466599/google-podcast-app-in-android

 

Edge Will Aggressively Block Ads on Android and iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/edge-will-aggressively-block-ads-on-android-and-iphone/

 

Folding Phones Are Coming: Surface Phone, Samsung Galaxy X, and More

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/surface-phone-samsung-x-folding-phone/

 

Gas Pump Skimmer Scanner

Build a dashboard gadget that scans constantly for potential gas pump card skimmers

https://makezine.com/projects/gas-pump-skimmer-scanner/

 

The Best In-Wall Smart Light Switches

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4506/the-best-in-wall-smart-light-switches/

 

Map or disable mouse buttons 4 and 5 on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/15/map-or-disable-mouse-buttons-4-and-5-on-windows/

 

Japan Tests Silicon for Exascale Computing in 2021

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272558-japan-tests-silicon-for-exascale-computing-in-2021?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

After Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Still Has Data-Leaking Bugs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/facebook-still-has-data-leaking-bugs/

 

How to Backup Gmail to Hard Drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/backup-gmail-to-hard-drive

 

Raspberry Pi gets its own app store with latest OS update

The latest release of the official Raspbian OS will make it easier to find the best software for the credit card-sized board.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-gets-an-app-store-with-latest-os-update/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Bose SleepBuds Block Out Noise While You Snooze

Bose's $249 SleepBuds combine wire-free earphone technology with noise isolation and built-in relaxation tracks. But the lack of music-streaming capability is puzzling.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361976/bose-sleepbuds-block-out-noise-while-you-snooze?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

New iPhone 9 and iPhone X Leaks Appear to Confirm Budget-Friendly Features

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-9-iphone-x-leaks-154300799.html

 

Speed up your internet for free

https://www.komando.com/downloads/1694/speed-up-your-internet-for-free

 

How to Back Up Your iPhone With iTunes (and When You Should)

https://www.howtogeek.com/354909/how-to-back-up-your-iphone-with-itunes-and-when-you-should/

 

3 Useful Tools to Improve Google Drive’s Security and Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-drive-security-privacy-tools/

 

Makers’ Guide to Boards

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

 

[Tip] How to Enable .eml (Email) File Previews in Windows 10 Explorer

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-enable-eml-email-file-previews-in-windows-10-explorer/

 

Add WebP support to Microsoft Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/15/add-webp-support-to-microsoft-edge/

 

New Details Leak on Security Flaw That Led OpenBSD to Disable Hyper-Threading

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272358-new-details-leak-on-security-flaw-that-led-openbsd-to-disable-hyper-threading?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Allow or Block Cookies in Google Chrome in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76929-allow-block-cookies-google-chrome-windows.html

 

How to turn 2D shape to 3D Object using Paint 3D

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/2d-shape-to-3d-object-using-paint-3d

 

The new Google News app is your one-stop portal to stay informed

Is the new Google News app your best bet for keeping abreast of all your favorite topics? Jack Wallen thinks it might be.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-new-google-news-app-is-your-one-stop-portal-to-stay-informed/

 

How to Create a Random Password Generator

Don't trust the passwords created by software to be truly random and safe? Here's how to build your own random generator for uncrackable passwords.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361622/how-to-create-a-random-password-generator?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Switching to the ‘Un-carrier?’ Here’s a breakdown of T-Mobile’s plans

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/switching-un-carrier-breakdown-t-194853662.html

 

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

https://www.komando.com/columns/443677/5-free-programs-you-may-not-have-heard-of-until-now

 

How to Round Off Decimal Values in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/356645/how-to-round-off-decimal-values-in-excel/

 

How to Listen to WhatsApp Audio Messages in Secret (No Headphones Required)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/listen-whatsapp-audio-messages-secret/

 

The Galaxy S10's key feature will reportedly be ultrasonic

Because ultrasonic is way cooler than optical -- and might make for easier logins.

https://www.cnet.com/au/news/the-galaxy-s10s-key-feature-will-reportedly-be-ultrasonic/

 

Master Tutorial to Make Windows 10 Super Fast

https://www.askvg.com/master-tutorial-to-make-windows-10-super-fast/

 

A Windows port of Apple Mac's Mojave Dynamic Desktop feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/15/a-windows-port-of-apple-macs-mojave-dynamic-desktop-feature/

 

If You're an Android User, Your Phone Can Now Filter Out Spam Calls Automatically

https://mentalfloss.com/article/551299/if-youre-android-user-your-phone-can-now-filter-out-spam-calls-automatically

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

Display problems on AMD Radeon video cards after installing Windows Update

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/display-problems-on-amd-radeon-video-cards

 

Why HDD factory closure means you may need to migrate to solid state

Following the 2011 flooding in Thailand which disrupted the HDD market, analysts expected more geographic diversity in the future, though the opposite is occurring.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-hdd-factory-closure-means-you-may-need-to-migrate-to-solid-state/

 

Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Spotify: How Do They Compare?

The big difference between Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited is Amazon offers an affordable tier of service available on just one Echo device. Here's how else they differ.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/348636/amazon-music-unlimited-vs-spotify-how-do-they-compare?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Top “Second Act” Jobs That Interest Older Workers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-second-act-jobs-interest-120052242.html

 

Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

The bugs in this month’s Windows and Office patches were so bad that Microsoft rushed out a second set of patches six days later. Every version of Windows is affected — and Office still isn’t fixed.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290465/microsoft-windows/stung-by-a-festering-pile-of-bugs-on-patch-tuesday-ms-releases-27-more-patches.html

 

How to change font size on Windows 10

You can once again change the system font size on Windows 10 with a new option in the Settings app.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-font-size-windows-10-settings/

 

Micron and Intel Part Ways, and Micron Bulls Love It

https://www.barrons.com/articles/micron-and-intel-part-ways-and-micron-bulls-love-it-1531853118?mod=yahoobarrons&ru=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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New FB, Messenger, Whatsapp Tools Prevent Scams, Fake News

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10367/new-fb-messenger-whatsapp-tools-prevent-scams-fake-news

 

[Guide] Which Windows 10 Services are Safe to Disable?

https://www.askvg.com/beginners-guide-to-configure-windows-10-services/

 

Best Buy is knocking $50 off the Apple Watch Series 3 for a short time

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-knocking-50-off-220551795.html

 

Nervous to Practice a New Language? Try AI, Duolingo Says

Duolingo's CEO explains why people are more comfortable talking to an AI while learning a new language, and how free services can help lift people out of poverty.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361737/nervous-to-practice-a-new-language-try-ai-duolingo-says?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Netflix vs. Vudu vs. Amazon Prime vs. Hulu: What's the best value?

https://www.komando.com/tips/465151/netflix-vs-vudu-vs-amazon-prime-vs-hulu-whats-the-best-value

 

How to add Plugins and Extensions on VLC Media Player

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-extensions-on-vlc-media-player

 

How to use Android Messages on the desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/19/how-to-use-android-messages-on-the-desktop/

 

5 Ways Criminals Use Technology to Hack and Steal Cars

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/criminals-hack-steal-cars/

 

How to enable Ultimate Performance power mode on Windows 10

You can use the Ultimate Performance power plan on virtually any edition of Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ultimate-performance-power-mode-windows-10/

 

The Pirate Bay is cryptomining for Monero with your CPU again

ALWAYS READ THE <SMALL> PRINT.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/pirate-bay-cryptomining-monero/

 

New Windows 10 vulnerability bypasses OS defenses, says security researcher

Vulnerability could be exploited to run arbitrary code on PCs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-windows-10-vulnerability-bypasses-os-defenses-says-security-researcher/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

China heart drug sold globally may have had impurity since 2012

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-heart-drug-sold-globally-may-had-impurity-175008956--finance.html

 

Why Does My IP Address Have a Bad Reputation? And What Do I Do?

Email reputation for your home IP address probably doesn't matter, and having it characterized as "poor" might even be a good thing.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-ip-address-have-a-bad-reputation-and-what-do-i-do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JjFEPI0B6pdfbL

 

Tip: Add Your Chrome or Firefox Activity to Timeline

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163358/tip-add-chrome-firefox-activity-timeline?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--gH2bMetOmKxMDNyUt-S8ytk0a8RM6dI7RFrJGAqmRfUzWUjZs6luN6hJBCJ0Pso5K35BdyXPON3NmXtxKU95awimKfg&_hsmi=64478784

 

How to Make a Smart Speaker from an Old Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-smart-speaker-old-android-device/

 

New AMD GPU Rumors Suggest Polaris Refresh in Q4 2018

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/272764-new-amd-gpu-rumors-suggest-polaris-refresh-in-q4-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Fix All of Windows 10’s Annoyances

https://www.howtogeek.com/356642/how-to-fix-all-windows-10%E2%80%99s-annoyances/

 

The Best Password Managers of 2018

Still using your kid's birthday as your universal password? You're heading toward trouble. With a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen of the best password managers to help you choose.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp

 

With this portable tool, your web browser goes with you

https://www.komando.com/downloads/445172/portable-web-browser-tool-google-chrome

 

How to share files between Mac and Windows 10 without using any software

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-send-file-from-mac-to-windows-without-any-software

 

Monitor the latency of a Windows PC with LatencyMon

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/19/monitor-the-latency-of-a-windows-pc-with-latencymon/

 

How to Build a Commodore 64 Mini Using a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-c64-mini-raspberry-pi/

 

XBOX ONE BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY COMPLETE GAME LIST

Here's the most up to date list of Xbox 360 games playable through the new Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature. (Last updated: July 2018.)

https://pureinfotech.com/xbox-one-backward-compatibility-game-list/

 

Poor security at Thomas Cook airlines leads to simple extraction of fliers’ personal data

BAD NEWS IF YOUR PARTNER DOESN'T KNOW WHO YOU TOOK ON THAT 'BUSINESS TRIP'...

https://www.grahamcluley.com/thomas-cook-airlines-poor-security-breach/

 

5 Firefox Quantum updates for more productive web browsing

Firefox's new browsing updates help business leaders navigate more complex web pages, handle multiple tabs easily, and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-firefox-quantum-updates-for-more-productive-web-browsing/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

This high-end Android smartphone only costs $250 for Amazon Prime Day (updated)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/high-end-android-smartphone-only-194650713.html

 

How Do I Fix a Cyclic Redundancy Check Error When I Try to Copy a File?

CRC errors happen when there's a bad spot on the media of your hard disk. Data recovery and disk repair are often possible with the right tools -- but you won't need them if you have a backup.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_fix_a_cyclic_redundancy_check_error_when_i_try_to_copy_a_file/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JjFEPI0B6pdfbL

 

Roku Announces Wireless Speakers for TV

https://www.thurrott.com/smart-home/163343/roku-announces-wireless-speakers-tv?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--gH2bMetOmKxMDNyUt-S8ytk0a8RM6dI7RFrJGAqmRfUzWUjZs6luN6hJBCJ0Pso5K35BdyXPON3NmXtxKU95awimKfg&_hsmi=64478784

 

How to Enable macOS Mojave Continuity Feature on Your Older Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-mojave-continuity-older-mac/

 

Apple Keyboards Vulnerable to Single Grain of Sand: Analysis

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/272661-apple-keyboards-vulnerable-to-single-grain-of-sand-analysis?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

What Is An ISO File (And How Do I Use Them)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/356714/what-is-an-iso-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/

 

PC Sales Keep Falling, But Big Manufacturers Are Doing Just Fine

Worldwide desktop and laptop sales have declined steadily since 2012, but the biggest casualties of the shrinking market have been the little guys; PC shipments from top vendors including Dell, HP, and Lenovo have remained relatively steady.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361916/pc-sales-keep-falling-but-big-manufacturers-are-doing-just?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to block spam texts and messages on your phone

https://www.komando.com/columns/394001/how-to-block-spam-texts-and-messages-on-your-phone

 

How to change the DNS Server setting on Xbox One to make it faster

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-dns-server-setting-xbox-one

 

Turn local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/18/turn-local-onedrive-files-to-on-demand-files-automatically/

 

5 Thunderbolt RAID Systems to Serve Your External Data Storage Needs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/thunderbolt-raid-systems/

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: July 13

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-july-13?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--3npKsGEO_7pgGMvXJeLWxTEa4tCIclGkslOjvmtFCNbdUv9pQ0J14JXUOD4Lnm7AB3Fynl_xEcnwopfrsd4Z86x7Fjw&_hsmi=64439423

 

Hacker Steals $13.5 Million From Bancor Cryptocurrency Exchange

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-steals-135-million-from-bancor-cryptocurrency-exchange/

 

Here's why it's getting harder to distinguish between human and bot traffic

Some 8% of all bad bot traffic comes from mobile devices, according to Distil Networks. Here's how to avoid infection.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-why-its-getting-harder-to-distinguish-between-human-and-bot-traffic/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Here Is a Complete List of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/complete-list-best-amazon-prime-215000401.html

 

Where’s the Recycle Bin on My USB Drive?

Relying on a Recycle Bin can be a costly mistake, particularly when USB and other removable drives may or may not even have one.

https://askleo.com/wheres-the-recycle-bin-on-my-usb-drive/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JjFEPI0B6pdfbL

 

How to Setup and Use Hyper-V in Windows 10 for OS Virtualization

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2087-hyper-v-virtualization-setup-use-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Works on Fixing Its Racially-Biased Facial Recognition Software

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-racially-biased-facial-recognition-software/

 

He Replaced His Acura’s Windshield. Then the Self-Driving Feature Tugged Him Into Oncoming Traffic.

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/272726-he-replaced-his-acuras-windshield-then-the-self-drive-feature-tugged-him-into-oncoming-traffic?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Fix a PC Stuck on “Don’t Turn Off” During Windows Updates

https://www.howtogeek.com/356953/how-to-fix-a-pc-stuck-on-dont-turn-off-during-windows-updates/

 

How to Record Your Skype Calls

Skype doesn't natively support any type of call recording, but several third-party applications can handle the job, whether you want to capture audio or video calls.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361911/how-to-record-your-skype-calls?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to make text larger on your phone, tablet and computer

https://www.komando.com/tips/467530/how-to-make-text-larger-on-your-phone-tablet-and-computer

 

Fix Printing problems in Firefox browser on Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-printing-problems-in-firefox

 

Chameleon for Firefox: user agent and data spoofer

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/18/chameleon-for-firefox-user-agent-and-data-spoofer/

 

How to Download and Update Apps on Android Phones and Tablets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/downloading-apps-android-everything-need-know/

 

Microsoft’s Ending Support For Classic Skype on September 1st, 2018

https://www.petri.com/microsofts-ending-support-classic-skype-september-1st-2018?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--gH2bMetOmKxMDNyUt-S8ytk0a8RM6dI7RFrJGAqmRfUzWUjZs6luN6hJBCJ0Pso5K35BdyXPON3NmXtxKU95awimKfg&_hsmi=64478784

 

Japanese cryptominer slapped with suspended sentence

Said to have netted only £34...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/06/coinhive_conviction_japan/

 

How to protect yourself from the Telegram-exploiting remote access Android HeroRat trojan

A new remote access Trojan that abuses the Telegram messaging protocol on Android devices can give attackers total control over your device. Here's how to stay safe.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-telegram-exploiting-remote-access-android-herorat-trojan/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Target Is Holding A Mega Online Sale On Amazon Prime Day — RIP, Everyone’s Wallets

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/target-hold-mega-online-sale-203000304.html

 

8 reasons to use the Xfce Linux desktop environment

This Linux desktop environment is thin and fast with an overall elegance that makes it easy to figure out how to do things.

https://opensource.com/article/18/6/xfce-desktop?sc_cid=701f2000000RRAbAAO

 

How to View All Network Shares on a Windows PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112017-view-all-network-shares-windows-pc.html

 

The Top 5 Best OLED Laptops to Buy in 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-oled-laptops/

 

Samsung’s Frame TVs Updated, Now Offer…More Art?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/272756-samsungs-frame-tvs-updated-now-offer-more-art?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

8 Things You Might Not Know About Chromebooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/356474/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-chromebooks/

 

How to Find a Lost Smartphone

Smartphones contain a lot of personal information, and they're not cheap. If you've misplaced your iPhone or Android phone, these tools can help you hunt it down.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361920/how-to-find-a-lost-smartphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

TEH 030: Virtual Pollution

https://tehpodcast.com/teh-030-virtual-pollution/

 

Amazon has tons of Apple MacBooks on sale for Prime Day, but you better hurry

https://mashable.com/2018/07/17/apple-macbook-deals-amazon-prime-day-2018/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

FDA recalls heart and blood pressure medicines due to cancer-causing substance

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fda-recalls-heart-blood-pressure-165531752.html

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[Tip] How to Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-uninstall-modern-apps-in-windows-10/

 

Why Do VPNs Need To Be GDPR Compliant?

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/opinions/vpns-gdpr-compliant/

 

Microsoft Launches Free Version of Teams, Undercuts Slack

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/162610/microsoft-launches-free-version-of-teams-undercuts-slack?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9EpYkkVpvxlYHJIqWiL5ItFyCYjEe6y_R5zDa1mD1C9zPlDRbBB35QqW6Hfe60c7cGA3-vZfNf8Z7HfSDXmpkkd0pkgw&_hsmi=64417000

 

Why Every App Pushes Notifications Now, and How to Stop It

https://www.howtogeek.com/356495/notifications-are-overwhelming-now-but-you-can-fight-back/

 

Verizon Cuts Off Data Brokers From Location Tracking

Harsh words from Sen. Wyden apparently compelled rival carriers to act, as AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile later pledged to wind down partnerships with third-party data aggregators, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361946/verizon-cuts-off-data-brokers-from-location-tracking?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Study on the effectiveness of fingerprinting countermeasures

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/04/study-on-the-effectiveness-of-fingerprinting-countermeasures/

 

Amazon surprises Prime members with up to 50% off Echo, Fire TV, Kindle as early Prime Day deals go live

Here we go!

https://www.windowscentral.com/amazon-surprises-prime-members-50-its-own-hardware-today-only

 

Windows 10 tip: Use Nearby Sharing to transfer files, photos, and more

The built-in Windows 10 Share pane includes a new option, beginning with the April 2018 Update. Select a file or photo, click Share, and send it directly to a nearby Windows 10 PC.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-use-nearby-sharing-to-transfer-files-photos-and-more/

 

Samsung’s Project Valley Smartphone Looks Like Something You Might Throw Off a Mountain

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/271766-samsung-project-valley-smartphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft Calls on Government to Regulate Facial-Recognition Technology

https://www.morningstar.com/news/dow-jones/TDJNDN_201807135698/microsoft-calls-on-government-to-regulate-facialrecognition-technology.html

 

Man Arrested for Child Porn Named as Suspect in Leak of CIA Files to WikiLeaks

https://gizmodo.com/man-arrested-for-child-porn-named-as-suspect-in-leak-of-1826054340

 

How to Fix: Computer Name Won't Resolve on Network (April Update)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10369/how-fix-computer-name-wont-resolve-network-april-update

 

7 iOS Settings to Change If You Want Better Privacy in Safari

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-ios-settings-privacy-safari/

 

Any Audio Grabber: This CD and DVD audio grabber is well worth it

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/audio-grabber-cd-dvd-audio-grabber

 

How to stop Windows Defender from mistaking legitimate files for trojans

Several Windows users have reported that Windows Defender has detected real Windows files as Trojan:Win32/Bluteal.B!rfn. Here's how to fix the problem.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-stop-windows-defender-from-mistaking-legitimate-files-for-trojans/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Make Your Server Invisible with Knockd

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-linux-server-invisible-knockd/

 

Microsoft Brings Whiteboard to iOS and Web, Coming to Android in the Future

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/162639/microsoft-brings-whiteboard-ios-web-coming-android-future?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9EpYkkVpvxlYHJIqWiL5ItFyCYjEe6y_R5zDa1mD1C9zPlDRbBB35QqW6Hfe60c7cGA3-vZfNf8Z7HfSDXmpkkd0pkgw&_hsmi=64417000

 

What Makes a Cine Lens Different From Regular Lenses?

https://www.howtogeek.com/356738/what-makes-a-cine-lens-different-from-regular-lenses/

 

Watch Out for Adware Posing as VPN Apps

Bitdefender warns of a fake VPN app called S5Mark that can actually fill your PC's web browser with online ads. It's usually bundled with free software packages distributed online.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361955/watch-out-for-adware-posing-as-vpn-apps?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Third-parties may read your Google Mail emails if you allow it

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/03/third-parties-may-read-your-google-mail-emails-if-you-allow-it/

 

The future of Cortana is all about helping you work better on Windows 10 and beyond

Cortana has been stagnant in the market for some time now. Google and Amazon have leapfrogged Microsoft in this market, which is a real shame. So, what's the plan here?

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-repositioning-cortana

 

Apple's surprise MacBook Pro update further strains its relationship with pros

Nearly everyone's thrilled Apple has introduced a much higher-end MacBook Pro. But it's the way they did it that's causing pain among its most influential customers

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apples-surprise-macbook-pro-update-further-strains-its-relationship-with-pros/

 

Your phone's unlimited data plan isn't really unlimited — this is what you really get

  - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all say they have unlimited data plans, but there's fine print you need to know about.

  - There's a cap on your high speed data, no matter what plan you pay for.

  - You won't pay overages, but your data will come to a crawl if you go over your limit.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/13/unlimited-data-plan-caps-verizon-att-tmobile-sprint.html

 

Save big on graphics cards, power supplies and more from MSI, WD, AMD and others

https://www.thrifter.com/pc-peripherals-gold-box

 

New CA Law: If You Can Subscribe Online, You Must Be Able to Cancel Online, Too

http://richontech.tv/2018/07/quick-tips/new-ca-law-if-you-can-subscribe-online-you-must-be-able-to-cancel-online-too/

 

How to Fix: OpenVPN Won't Resolve After April Update

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10371/how-fix-openvpn-wont-resolve-after-april-update

 

Google Maps Now Helps You Explore Your Local Area

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-maps-explore-local-area/

 

Encrypt Text files, Passwords, etc, using MCrypter

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/encrypt-text-files-passwords-mcrypter

 

Future SD cards: Expect monster 128TB storage, plus zippier data transfers

New SD specification will bring SSD performance to the next generation of SD cards.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/future-sd-cards-expect-monster-128tb-storage-plus-zippier-data-transfers/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

4 of the Best Websites to Download Royalty-Free Music for Your Next Project

https://www.maketecheasier.com/websites-download-royalty-free-music/

 

Spectre Mitigation Increases Chrome Memory Usage, Google Says

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/chrome-os/162980/spectre-mitigation-increases-chrome-memory-usage-google-says?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9EpYkkVpvxlYHJIqWiL5ItFyCYjEe6y_R5zDa1mD1C9zPlDRbBB35QqW6Hfe60c7cGA3-vZfNf8Z7HfSDXmpkkd0pkgw&_hsmi=64417000

 

8 Things You Might Not Know About Chromebooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/356474/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-chromebooks/

 

Learning From Alexa's Mistakes

While the Amazon 'wake word' feature improves privacy, it presents its own challenges, like when Alexa recorded a private conversation and sent it out without consent.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/361918/learning-from-alexas-mistakes?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

A look at Paragon Backup & Recovery Free for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/05/a-look-at-paragon-backup-recovery-free-for-windows/

 

What we hope to see in a new 10-inch Surface from Microsoft

Microsoft is rumored to be bringing a new non-pro Surface tablet to the market later this year. If true, here's what we'd like to see in a new 10-inch Surface from Microsoft!

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-we-want-see-new-10-inch-surface

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Memory Integrity in Windows 10

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

 

FCC poised to make Google Fiber-backed policy new law of the land

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/07/13/google-fiber-nashville-broadband-fcc/782880002/

 

What it's like to type on the new MacBook Pro keyboard

https://mashable.com/2018/07/15/macbook-pro-keyboard-hands-on/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

New Malware Variant Hits With Ransomware or Cryptomining

A new variant of old malware scans a system before deciding just how to administer pain.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-malware-variant-hits-with-ransomware-or-cryptomining/d/d-id/1332221

 

Apple’s Future Product Portfolio Looks Incredible in New Renders

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/07/13/apples-future-product-portfolio-looks-incredible-in-new-renders/

 

How to Get Amazon Prime Discounts at Whole Foods Market

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-prime-discounts-whole-foods/

 

How to enable Auto Low-Latency Mode on Xbox One

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-auto-low-latency-mode-on-xbox-one

 

Why PGP is fundamentally flawed and needs to be fixed

Encryption should be the go-to standard for securing communications, such as email. Unfortunately, the user-facing technology that works with PGP is flawed. Jack Wallen explains.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-pgp-is-fundamentally-flawed-and-needs-to-be-fixed/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Tag Files in Windows for Easy Retrieval

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tag-files-in-windows/

 

Windows 10’s Latest Redstone 5 Build Brings New Notepad Features

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/162904/windows-10s-latest-redstone-5-build-brings-new-notepad-features?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wr4y4YkURNMyD1QT91uGn8HyS5KU_vB_CVQ3rERM2C4XQMyRQkftrIA6qrkwwUUKqdNIzjMNLiYKesGzDajrUHycidg&_hsmi=64383606

 

How to Archive Your Data (Virtually) Forever

https://www.howtogeek.com/356473/how-to-archive-your-data-for-virtually-forever/

 

IBM Artificial Intelligence Takes on Human Debate Champs

IBM researchers have been working on an AI debate system since 2012, and put it to the test last night to demonstrate it's possible for humans and machines to have meaningful discussions.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361938/ibm-artificial-intelligence-takes-on-human-debate-champs?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to change the default bookmarks folder in Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/05/how-to-change-the-default-bookmarks-folder-in-firefox/

 

Can Merge Word replace Microsoft Word for only $10?

Word processors are one of the most common programs on any PC, but can a $10 app replace your current piece of software?

https://www.windowscentral.com/can-merge-word-replace-microsoft-word-only-10

 

How to Export Hyper-V Virtual Machines in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/56748-export-hyper-v-virtual-machine-windows-10-a.html

 

Why Are There So Many Robocalls? Here’s What You Can Do About Them

Robocalls won’t vanish soon, but carriers are working on a spam filter and other fixes

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-there-are-so-many-robocalls-heres-what-you-can-do-about-them-1530610203

 

How GPS can track you, even when you turn it off

  - A team of Northeastern University researchers recently found a way to track people with cellphones with GPS capabilities turned off.

  - “People don't really realize that their mobile phone, with access to all these sensors, is, in some sense, potentially like the best spying device you can imagine," one researcher told CNBC.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/13/gps-can-spy-on-you-even-when-you-turn-it-off.html?yptr=yahoo

 

Cyber boffins drill into World Cup cyber honeypot used to cyber lure Israeli soldiers

Israel reckons it was Hamas

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/05/world_cup_mobile_malware_trick/

 

Global Ransomware Damage Costs Predicted To Exceed $8 Billion In 2018

https://cybersecurityventures.com/global-ransomware-damage-costs-predicted-to-exceed-8-billion-in-2018/

 

How to Record Audio With a USB Microphone on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/record-usb-microphone-android/

 

How to use the Eye Control feature in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-eye-control-in-windows-10

 

How to use the new Android Messages web version

Android Messages for Web has arrived and is a boon for anyone who hates typing on mobile keyboards. Here's how to connect your Android device to the new service.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-new-android-messages-web-version/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Run Windows Apps on Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-windows-apps-chromebook/

 

Sonos Speakers Now Support AirPlay 2

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/162887/sonos-speakers-now-support-airplay-2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8wr4y4YkURNMyD1QT91uGn8HyS5KU_vB_CVQ3rERM2C4XQMyRQkftrIA6qrkwwUUKqdNIzjMNLiYKesGzDajrUHycidg&_hsmi=64383606

 

Apple brings True Tone to (some) external monitors

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2018/07/13/apple-brings-true-tone-to-some-external-monitors/

 

7 Great Lumbar Cushions For Supporting Your Back While You Work

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4161/7-great-lumbar-cushions-for-supporting-your-back-while-you-work/

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Sun 1324 7/15/2018

(Word of the Week: What Is Angler Phishing?

 

What is Angler Phishing?

 

Angler phishing is the practice of masquerading as a customer service account on social media, hoping to reach a disgruntled consumer.

 

About 55% of such attacks last year targeted customers of financial institutions, trying to lure victims into handing over access to their personal data or account credentials.)

 

(WARNING:  Recently on one of my computers I upgraded to 1803 with much of the application software including AV way out of date, Edge comes up to Welcome you to the new version for a tour.  I don't normally use Edge much as like the IE, security is poor.  But I opened a new tab to fetch something and before I knew it, I got the screen at this link https://ccs.org/Tips/NewsTips/hack-attempt.pdf.  I was able to X out of the screen only after two some popup overlays came up trying to get me to enter my data and continue.  Note the URL is an IP address versus a site domain name.  It left Edge frozen so only two options were possible, either shut down (tried Start button and Window X Shut down didn't work) so power down was one and the other was Task Manager and Edge was the first in the list of processes, just right click on Edge and in the drop-down menu, select End Process.  This gave me control back to restart on my terms.  This is the first problem in 15 years and my other normal browsers have extra protections preventing problems that are not available or don't work with Edge.)

 

"What Exactly Are The Risks Of Breached Passwords?"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/what-exactly-are-the-risks-of-breached-passwords

 

Natural Language Processing Fights Social Engineers

Instead of trying to detect social engineering attacks based on a subject line or URL, a new tool conducts semantic analysis of text to determine malicious intent.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/natural-language-processing-fights-social-engineers/d/d-id/1332189

 

Google Is Still the Search King, But Keep an Eye on Amazon

Google is moving aggressively with Google Assistant in an attempt to prevent Amazon from grabbing too much voice-assistant market share.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361590/google-is-still-the-search-king-but-keep-an-eye-on-amazon?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to disable media autoplay in Microsoft Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/28/how-to-disable-media-autoplay-in-microsoft-edge/

 

Android Messages for Web: What It Is and How to Use It

https://www.howtogeek.com/356726/android-messages-for-web-what-it-is-and-how-to-use-it/

 

5 Excellent Open-Source Tools for Keeping Your Personal Data Secure

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/open-source-tools-secure-data/

 

Apple's new MacBook Pro keyboard may avoid sticky keys after all

Gadget repair site iFixit says it's a "cover-up" -- in both senses of the word!

https://www.cnet.com/news/ifixit-apples-new-macbook-pro-keyboard-may-repel-dust-after-all/

 

The cheapest way to turn any TV into a smart TV

https://bgr.com/2018/07/13/roku-express-amazon-discount/

 

iFixit finds a 'cover-up' inside new MacBook Pro keyboards

Is Apple's tweak actually aimed at keeping dust out?

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/13/ifixit-macbook-pro-keyboard-cover-up/

 

You can use Chrome OS on a tablet, but it’s not an iPad competitor yet

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chrome-os-tablet-not-ipad-131530504.html

 

Hands-On with Redstone 5: Display Improvements

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/162602/hands-redstone-5-display-improvements?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_CZvFSpqjT-aEE8t-yD2RBRMvNU_AuIdNj4G43vAquwftFRakikOoGuSL-9IhkYO9VsgDc0mCcJq2vcVg4-DnncyySPA&_hsmi=64310924

 

Here’s Why Apple Keeps Removing Things from Its Phones

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-apple-removes-all-ports-from-iphone/

 

How to use Nearby Sharing on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/nearby-sharing-on-windows-10

 

Hey Cortana, how security dumb are 'intelligent' digital assistants?

Microsoft Windows intelligent digital assistant, Cortana enabled the execution of arbitrary commands with elevated privileges on a locked machine - so turn off the Cortana interaction from the lock screen, unless absolutely necessary

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/hey-cortana-how-security-dumb-are-intelligent-digital-assistants-494047

 

Cybercriminals Target Hospitals with SamSam Ransomware Attacks

Cybercriminals increased their SamSam ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector in the first quarter of 2018, with numerous cases reported of hospitals paying the ransom to regain access to their systems.

https://healthitsecurity.com/news/cybercriminals-target-hospitals-with-samsam-ransomware-attacks

 

Why PGP is fundamentally flawed and needs to be fixed

Encryption should be the go-to standard for securing communications, such as email. Unfortunately, the user-facing technology that works with PGP is flawed. Jack Wallen explains.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-pgp-is-fundamentally-flawed-and-needs-to-be-fixed/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

9 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try

Some of Apple's most impressive WWDC announcements were about its new desktop operating system, macOS Mojave, which is now available in public beta.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361568/9-macos-mojave-features-we-can-t-wait-to-try?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Restore files that were encrypted by Thanatos malware

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/27/restore-files-that-were-encrypted-by-thanatos-malware/

 

How “Windows Sonic” Spatial Sound Works

https://www.howtogeek.com/356481/how-windows-sonic-spatial-sound-works/

 

8 Best Apps for Managing To-Do Lists on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-best-apps-managing-lists-android/

 

Here’s everything you can do to stop robocalls

Tired of receiving calls about how much you owe the IRS and how many trips you've won? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/heres-everything-you-can-do-to-stop-robocalls/

 

How to send spam calls straight to voicemail with Google's phone app

https://mashable.com/2018/07/14/google-phone-app-send-spam-calls-to-voicemail/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

 

Ask Engadget: What laptop specs should I look for if I use a monitor?

This reader is in search of a Windows 10 machine that will work seamlessly with an external monitor and a mouse-and-keyboard setup.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/14/ask-engadget-laptop-specs-external-monitor/

 

Alexa for PC invades your notebook, signs a truce with Cortana

https://www.yahoo.com/news/alexa-pc-invades-notebook-signs-122037822.html

 

Surface Go Sets the Standard for Windows on a Budget

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/162797/surface-go-sets-standard-windows-budget?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9H9MARFGlstS5D5Wq8Rhw13RZm-ycuyViP9ePRZ-Cc5dfrWbE_hf5d6gQV-F_CfGzTcn49sJi8zGRSnGf5TqYltSQlOA&_hsmi=64343688

 

The Beginner’s Guide to pstree Command on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/beginners-guide-pstree-command-linux/

 

CMDER is a Console Emulator for Windows systems

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cmder-console-emulator-windows

 

Gmail confirms private Gmail messages can be read by third parties

Google reassures users it's secure and within their best interests.

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/gmail-confirms-private-gmail-messages-can-be-read-by-third-parties-496924

 

Worse than Equifax: Personal records of 340M people leaked online

https://www.hackread.com/worse-than-equifax-personal-data-of-millions-leaked-online/

 

Here's why cities must support entrepreneurs, according to an Indiana mayor

For many cities, true job growth comes from small local companies, according to Scott Fadness, the mayor of Fishers, Indiana.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fishers-indiana-mayor-why-cities-must-support-entrepreneurs/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Firefox Extension Lets You View 2 Tabs in 1 Window

Side View and a second extension that allows for color customization are now available to members of Mozilla's Firefox Test Pilot program.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361604/firefox-extension-lets-you-view-two-tabs-in-one-window?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Mozilla has big plans for Firefox for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/04/mozilla-has-big-plans-for-firefox-for-android/

 

Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/free-download-measure-anything-using-your-android-camera/

 

The Best Hybrid Smartwatch for Fitness Tracking and Notifications

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-hybrid-smartwatch/

 

Xbox Scarlett: Everything we know about Microsoft's next gaming console

Xbox Scarlett looks to be Microsoft's ambitious gaming console – here's what we know.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-scarlett

 

Facebook Flags Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10365/facebook-flags-declaration-independence-hate-speech

 

Recommended Reading: Microsoft bets big on a smaller Surface

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/14/recommended-reading-microsoft-bets-big-on-a-smaller-surface/

 

Why Intel's Move Into Discrete Graphics Cards Is a Waste of Time

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-intel-apos-move-discrete-144400600.html

 

Enthusiasts Petition Microsoft to Make Andromeda

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/162686/enthusiasts-petition-microsoft-make-andromeda?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9H9MARFGlstS5D5Wq8Rhw13RZm-ycuyViP9ePRZ-Cc5dfrWbE_hf5d6gQV-F_CfGzTcn49sJi8zGRSnGf5TqYltSQlOA&_hsmi=64343688

 

How to Stop Google from Recording App Activity in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-google-record-app-activity-android/

 

Facebook makes additional API changes to secure user data

Facebook announced more API platform updates following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which resulted in the misuse of the information from 120 million users.

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/facebook-makes-additional-api-changes-to-secure-user-data-496797

 

Switch between Dark & Light Themes based on Sunrise & Sunset times on Xbox One

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/switch-between-dark-light-themes-sunrise-sunset-xbox

 

XPS Attachment Used for Phishing

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/XPS+Attachment+Used+for+Phishing/23794/

 

Why the typical smart city approach needs to be changed

True smart city projects require automating current business processes, rather than just putting sensors on everything, according to Scott Fadness, the mayor of Fishers, Indiana.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fishers-indiana-mayor-why-the-typical-smart-city-approach-needs-to-be-changed/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

6 Things Microsoft Plans to Do With GitHub

Execs reveal how the open-source developer platform will run under Microsoft.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361545/6-things-microsoft-plans-to-do-with-github?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Tech Support Scammers exploit downloads trick again

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/03/tech-support-scammers-exploit-download-trick-again/

 

Make Ubuntu Look Like macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/make-ubuntu-look-like-macos-mojaves-dark-mode/

 

3 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos on Any Android Device

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/recover-deleted-photos-android/

 

Network Attached Storage: Everything you need to know about NAS

https://www.windowscentral.com/network-attached-storage-everything-you-need-know-about-nas

 

Smart Home Tech Dangerous if Relationships Sour

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10366/smart-home-tech-dangerous-if-relationships-sour

 

[Tip] Restoring Classic Programs and User Interface in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-restoring-classic-programs-and-user-interface-in-windows-10/

 

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/14/its-now-legal-to-distribute-schematics-for-3d-printed-guns-in-the-u-s-what-happens-next/

 

Hands-On with Microsoft Surface Go

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/162726/hands-microsoft-surface-go?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9H9MARFGlstS5D5Wq8Rhw13RZm-ycuyViP9ePRZ-Cc5dfrWbE_hf5d6gQV-F_CfGzTcn49sJi8zGRSnGf5TqYltSQlOA&_hsmi=64343688

 

How to Choose Your Preferred GPU for an Application in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choose-gpu-for-application-windows10/

 

Best iOS Simulators and Emulators for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ios-simulators-emulators-windows

 

How to: Delete your Skype account

Want to delete your Skype account but don't know how? Read on for our handy guide.

https://www.pcauthority.com.au/news/how-to-delete-your-skype-account-496790

 

Office 365 users targeted by phishers employing simple HTML tricks

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/06/22/office-365-phishing-tricks/

 

10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real desktop

Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign to some. Here are some apps to make it feel like home for desktop users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-apps-that-make-chromebooks-feel-like-a-real-desktop/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Next Up for Intel: Whiskey Lake, 28-Core CPU

Although its production process is still stalled at 14nm, Intel's new chips will offer better energy efficiency, the company announced at a Computex keynote.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361534/next-up-for-intel-whiskey-lake-28-core-cpu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Called 30 times an hour after phone scammers hijack number

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-44660869

 

[Heads-up] Employees Sue Company For W-2 Phishing Scam. Federal Court Decides Triple Damages

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-employees-sue-company-for-w-2-phishing-scam.-federal-court-decides-triple-damages

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