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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 7/28/2018 1337
Fri 7/27/2018 1336
Thur 7/26/2018 1335
Wed 7/25/2018 1334
Tue 7/24/2018 1333
Mon 7/23/2018 1332
Sun 7/22/2018 1331

Sat 1337 7/28/2018

THE WORST CYBERSECURITY BREACHES OF 2018 SO FAR

https://www.wired.com/story/2018-worst-hacks-so-far/

 

How to remove Black Bars from Games in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/remove-black-bars-games-windows-10

 

The Apple Watch's dominance is under threat 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-watch-apos-dominance-under-095417144.html

 

Best Ways to Free Up Space on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-up-space-android/

 

10 of the Best Windows 10 Themes for Every Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-themes-desktop/

 

How to Avoid Card Skimmers at the Pump

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/how-to-avoid-card-skimmers-at-the-pump/

 

We’re not sure how, but Amazon has a fast wireless charger on sale for only $6.98

https://bgr.com/2018/07/27/fast-wireless-charger-amazon-sale-charging-pad/

 

Google’s AI Manifesto: Accountability, Privacy, and No Killer Robots

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/270922-googles-ai-manifesto-accountability-privacy-and-no-killer-robots

 

How to Set Up and Optimize the Steam Link for In-Home Game Streaming

https://www.howtogeek.com/343563/how-to-set-up-and-optimize-the-steam-link-for-in-home-game-streaming/

 

THE BEST CHEAP PHONE YOU CAN BUY IN 2018

You can get a great phone for less than $300, but you have to choose correctly

https://www.theverge.com/this-is-my-next/2018/7/27/17619088/best-cheap-phone-budget-iphone-android

 

PC Repair Tools

Scans the PC thoroughly in order to find registry and speed issues, thus leading to better overall response times for your system

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/PC-Repair-Tools.shtml

 

VR Helps Manage Pain in French ER

Rather than using drugs to help manage pain for minor (yet painful) procedures such as stitches, burn treatments, or having a catheter inserted, patients can lose themselves in a virtual reality Zen garden among other things.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361694/vr-helps-manage-pain-in-french-er?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Creating a shared photo repository is a snap

https://www.komando.com/tips/470182/creating-a-shared-photo-repository-is-a-snap

 

How to enable spam call filtering on your Android phone

Google recently added spam protection to the Phone app on Android devices. Here's how to enable it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-enable-spam-call-filtering-on-your-android-phone/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Hackers access personal data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, including Singapore's prime minister

https://www.scmagazine.com/hackers-access-personal-data-of-15-million-singhealth-patients-including-singapores-prime-minister/article/782409/

 

Best free online tools to create Professional Business Cards

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-professional-business-cards

 

Surprise Galaxy Note 9 Leak Reveals Powerful Feature

https://www.yahoo.com/news/surprise-galaxy-note-9-double-174400470.html

 

How to Clear Timeline Activities in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clear-timeline-activities-windows10/

 

The 20 Most Popular Android Apps in the Google Play Store

If you have #8 and #20, delete them

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

 

Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/librarian-sues-equifax-over-2017-data-breach-wins-600/

 

Samsung just told us the Galaxy S10 won’t be an iPhone X clone

https://bgr.com/2018/07/27/galaxy-s10-vs-iphone-x-notch-2019-samsung-flagship/

 

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

So many ways to pay, so little time. Here’s the breakdown.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-pay-vs-samsung-pay-vs-google-pay-which-mobile-payment-system-is-best-chase-pay/

 

10 Ways To Free Up Disk Space on Your Mac Hard Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/184091/5-ways-to-free-up-disk-space-on-a-mac/

 

Credential Phishing – Easy Steps to Stymie Hackers

https://securityboulevard.com/2018/07/credential-phishing-easy-steps-to-stymie-hackers/

 

Process Hacker Portable

Feature-rich and reliable process, service and network utility manager, featuring advanced settings for experienced computer users

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Info/Process-Hacker-Portable.shtml

 

Robot Traffic Cones Are Here To Save Human Lives

https://www.geek.com/tech/robot-traffic-cones-are-here-to-save-human-lives-1742483/

 

Try this trick if your iPhone keeps losing its data connection

https://www.komando.com/tips/472281/try-this-trick-if-your-iphone-keeps-losing-its-data-connection

 

How to install and use Firefox Notes

The new Firefox Notes experiment lets you have simple notes synced between desktop and mobile devices. Here's how to put this feature to work.

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

 

Attackers concealing malware in images uploaded to Google servers

https://www.scmagazine.com/attackers-concealing-malware-in-images-uploaded-to-google-servers/article/782393/

 

Labrys is a replacement for Windows Start Menu and Run dialog box

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/labrys-start-menu-for-windows

 

Amazon might have quietly dropped a huge hint that it wants to 're-enter the phone market'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/overlooked-line-amazon-apos-earnings-165531512.html

 

How Apple Is Fixing Its Maps and Making It Better

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-apple-is-fixing-its-maps-and-making-it-better/

 

A Beginner’s Tutorial on Writing VBA Macros in Excel (And Why You Should Learn)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/vba-macros-excel-tutorial/

 

The Double-Edged Sword of Artificial Intelligence in Security

AI is revolutionizing cybersecurity for both defenders and attackers as hackers, armed with the same weaponized technology, create a seemingly never-ending arms race.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/the-double-edged-sword-of-artificial-intelligence-in-security/a/d-id/1332359

 

How to Turn On or Off Game Mode in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75936-turn-off-game-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

New Spectre attack can remotely steal secrets, researchers say

The attack can be run remotely on a target device without running code on the system.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-spectre-attack-can-remotely-steal-secrets-researchers-say/

 

These Popular Browser Extensions Are Leaking Your Full Web History On Purpose

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/these-popular-browser-extensions-are-leaking-your-full-web-history-on-purpose/

 

Deceased Patient Data Being Sold on Dark Web

https://threatpost.com/deceased-patient-data-being-sold-on-dark-web/133871/

 

Microsoft Reopens Windows Insider’s Skip Ahead Program

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163958/microsoft-reopens-windows-insiders-skip-ahead-program?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8bQs-SY3mu7h86lmOKZtff8M1RR8UCDkSNcrymUoR39Xa_B_0dU_mc0FfyID50UOWmirxWHSW5G3U8FoHVgX7ncII0uQ&_hsmi=64685494

 

7 Things Amazon Echo Can Do That Google Home Can't

Each smart speaker platform has its own benefits, but there are a few things Alexa can do that Google Assistant has not yet mastered.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361653/7-things-amazon-echo-can-do-that-google-home-can-t?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Gmail redesign could put over a billion people at risk

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474242/gmail-redesign-could-put-over-a-billion-people-at-risk

 

An Excel macro that deletes blank rows in a specified range

There are many ways to delete empty rows in an Excel sheet, but this macro might be the easiest of all.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/an-excel-macro-that-deletes-blank-rows-in-a-specified-range/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Malware author 'Anarchy' builds 18,000-strong Huawei router botnet

https://www.scmagazine.com/malware-author-anarchy-builds-18000-strong-huawei-router-botnet/article/782395/

 

Public DNS Server Tool is a free DNS changer for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/public-dns-server-changer

 

iPhone Analyst Reveals Possible Launch Date for New LCD Model

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-analyst-reveals-possible-launch-162600922.html

 

How to use Wine for Android without an External Keyboard

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-wine-for-android-without-external-keyboard/

 

Is YouTube Premium Worth the Money? 7 Things You Need to Consider

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/youtube-red-worth-money-things-need-consider/

 

The ABCs of Hacking a Voting Machine

A hacker who successfully infiltrated a voting machine at last year's DEF CON will demonstrate at Black Hat USA how he did it, as well as what he later found stored on other decommissioned WinVote machines.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/the-abcs-of-hacking-a-voting-machine/d/d-id/1332386

 

How to Clear Activities from Timeline in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112737-clear-activities-timeline-windows-10-a.html

 

This Windows 10 laptop is perfect for those who love Apple's MacBook Pro

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-apple-macbook-pro-alternative-huawei-matebook-pro-x-2018-7

 

How to Leave Windows 10’s S Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/360007/how-to-leave-windows-10s-s-mode/

 

Timehop Just Leaked Your Phone Number, Here’s What You Need to Do

A hacker learning your phone number can be the start of all sorts of account hijack mischief. The Timehop breach is probably a good time to protect yourself against SIM jacking.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gy3pgb/timehop-hacked-phone-number-what-to-do-sim-jacking

 

New York votes to revoke approval of Charter's Time Warner Cable acquisition

  - The New York State Public Service Commission voted on Friday to revoke its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable.

  - The commission alleged the cable company failed to meet obligations related to its buildout of broadband in the state.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/new-york-votes-to-revoke-approval-of-charters-time-warner-cable-acqui.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Intel’s Concept Laptop Ditches The Keyboard For an E-Ink Display

https://www.geek.com/tech/intels-concept-laptop-ditches-the-keyboard-for-an-e-ink-display-1742345/

 

Download your photos from Facebook - here's how

https://www.komando.com/tips/473175/download-your-photos-from-facebook-heres-how

 

macOS Mojave: A look at the new features

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/apple-macos-mojave-a-look-at-the-new-features/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Emotet creators shift from banking trojan to threat distributor

https://www.scmagazine.com/emotet-creators-shift-from-banking-trojan-to-threat-distributor/article/782082/

 

How to enable and use Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/diagnostic-data-viewer-windows-10

 

Trojan Either Encrypts Files or Mines for Cryptocurrency

https://www.securityweek.com/trojan-either-encrypts-files-or-mines-cryptocurrency

 

Security: 17 Things

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/security-17-things

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Fri 1336 7/27/2018

A Year Later, How Has Americans’ Perception of Equifax Changed?

https://lendedu.com/blog/equifax-survey-2018/

 

Google enabled Site Isolation in Chrome 67: Here's why and how it affects users

Site Isolation has been remotely enabled to protect against Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, but could lead to a performance tradeoff.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-enabled-site-isolation-in-chrome-67-heres-why-and-how-it-affects-users/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

To Stop Phishing, Google Gave Security Keys to All Employees

Google's investment in giving USB security keys to all employees has been paying off. The employees haven't reported any takeovers of work-related accounts since 2017, when the new policy was introduced.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362659/to-stop-phishing-google-gave-security-keys-to-all-employees?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to enable Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-performance-power-plan

 

Save Gmail Attachments to Your Dropbox With This Add-On 

https://lifehacker.com/save-gmail-attachments-to-your-dropbox-with-this-add-on-1827879371

 

Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/sextortion-scam-uses-recipients-hacked-passwords/

 

Try this trick if your Android phone keeps losing its data connection

https://www.komando.com/tips/472283/try-this-trick-if-your-android-phone-keeps-losing-its-data-connection

 

How to create location-based reminders on iPhone

Apple’s iPhones can make sure you’ll remember to get things done when you are in the right place at the right time.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3276269/apple-ios/how-to-create-location-based-reminders-on-iphone.html

 

Eight Alternatives to the Raspberry Pi

https://www.howtogeek.com/330966/eight-alternatives-to-the-raspberry-pi/

 

Google Hit With $5 Billion Antitrust Fine

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10373/google-hit-5-billion-antitrust-fine

 

Google Could Be Preparing Major Redesigns for All Its Apps

https://www.thurrott.com/google/163962/google-preparing-major-redesigns-apps?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8bQs-SY3mu7h86lmOKZtff8M1RR8UCDkSNcrymUoR39Xa_B_0dU_mc0FfyID50UOWmirxWHSW5G3U8FoHVgX7ncII0uQ&_hsmi=64685494

 

SmartTVs, mobile devices susceptible to Satori Mirai variant

https://www.scmagazine.com/smarttvs-mobile-devices-susceptible-to-satori-mirai-variant/article/782858/

 

The 6 Best Free Tools to Fix Any Problem in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-tools-fix-problem-windows-10/

 

How to Open a docx File without Microsoft Office

https://www.maketecheasier.com/open-docx-file-without-microsoft-office/

 

Why Microsoft's free version of Teams could help it better compete with Slack

Microsoft Teams can now compete directly with Slack with a free tier that startups not in Microsoft's ecosystem can use.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-microsofts-free-version-of-teams-could-help-it-better-compete-with-slack/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Get Infected With Malware

Computers these days work so smoothly, using them can be plain boring. Want some excitement? Throw off the shackles of your security software and get your system infected with malware! Our tongue-in-cheek guide can show you how.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362443/how-to-get-infected-with-malware?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Free Up Disk Space via Windows 10 Settings

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-up-disk-space-windows-10-settings

 

Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension 

https://lifehacker.com/save-what-you-write-online-with-this-chrome-extension-1827812225

 

Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/notorious-hijack-factory-shunned-from-web/

 

Find free public domain movies

https://www.komando.com/tips/467633/find-free-public-domain-movies

 

24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can help users get the most from their iMacs, MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3023544/apple-mac/24-keyboard-shortcuts-mac-users-need-to-know.html

 

10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow PC Running Windows 7, 8, or 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/228570/10-quick-ways-to-speed-up-a-slow-windows-pc/

 

Microsoft: Phishing Scam Targets Politicians

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10375/microsoft-phishing-scam-targets-politicians

 

Chrome 68 to Flag Potentially Insecure Websites

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/163991/chrome-68-flag-potentially-insecure-websites?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8bQs-SY3mu7h86lmOKZtff8M1RR8UCDkSNcrymUoR39Xa_B_0dU_mc0FfyID50UOWmirxWHSW5G3U8FoHVgX7ncII0uQ&_hsmi=64685494

 

Tips to Prevent Office 365 Data Loss as a Result of Ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/tips-to-prevent-office-365-data-loss-as-a-result-of-ransomware/article/780028/

 

7 Essential Privacy Settings for Chrome on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/privacy-settings-chrome-android/

 

6 Popular Windows Apps Also Available on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-apps-on-linux/

 

Why PC shipments just experienced their strongest growth since 2012

Despite a consumer push toward smartphones for personal use, new reports found that the PC market is up.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-pc-shipments-just-experienced-their-strongest-growth-since-2012/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

After Violence, WhatsApp Restricts Message Forwarding

In India, the message forwarding feature was used to help spread fake rumors that led to mob violence and the deaths of two dozen innocent people. There, WhatsApp is capping the message forwarding to five contacts; elsewhere it will be 20.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362622/after-violence-whatsapp-restricts-message-forwarding?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to prevent or allow App access to File System in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/access-to-file-system-in-windows-10

 

I Can't Wait to Break Samsung's First 'Unbreakable' Display

https://gizmodo.com/i-cant-wait-to-break-samsungs-first-unbreakable-display-1827888162

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Risk

Measuring security risk is not that hard if you get your terms straight and leverage well-established methods and principles from other disciplines.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-risk/a/d-id/1332192

 

Data breach exposed automakers' sensitive documents

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474410/data-breach-exposed-automakers-sensitive-documents

 

Apple’s Chinese Censorship Features Caused iPhone Crashing Bug

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/273148-apples-chinese-censorship-features-caused-iphone-crashing-bug

 

4 Ways to View Your Laptop or Desktop’s Screen on Your TV

https://www.howtogeek.com/207429/4-ways-to-view-your-laptop-or-desktop%E2%80%99s-screen-on-your-tv/

 

After Killing Windows Phone, Microsoft Wants to Consumers’ Love Once Again

By giving up on a series of products like Windows Phone and focusing more on services like cloud, Microsoft has offered everyone the impression that the future is all enterprise.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/after-killing-windows-phone-microsoft-wants-to-consumers-love-once-again-522044.shtml

 

How to Enable or Disable Smooth Scrolling in Google Chrome in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112915-enable-disable-smooth-scrolling-google-chrome.html

 

Dasan and D-Link routers targeted by apparent botnet in new wave of exploit attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/dasan-and-d-link-routers-targeted-by-apparent-botnet-in-new-wave-of-exploit-attacks/article/782732/

 

7 Facebook Search Tips to Find What You’re Looking For

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-facebook-search-tips/

 

How to Open a Magnet Link in Any Browser

https://www.maketecheasier.com/open-magnet-link-in-browser/

 

Windows 10: Now you can share your Chrome and Firefox browsing history between devices

Windows Timeline's pick up where you left off feature can now be used in Chrome and Firefox to carrying on browsing between different Windows 10 PCs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-now-you-can-share-your-chrome-and-firefox-browsing-history-between-devices/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460688,00.asp

 

How to use webcam to record video and take picture in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-webcam-record-video-take-picture-windows

 

If Your iPhone Keeps Dying, Check for Weirdly Behaving Apps

https://lifehacker.com/if-your-iphone-keeps-dying-check-for-weirdly-behaving-1827873220

 

LifeLock Learns Lesson from Leaky Links

A Web programming problem could have exposed millions of customer email addresses.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/lifelock-learns-lesson-from-leaky-links/d/d-id/1332395

 

Microsoft warns of hackers targeting the U.S. midterm elections

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474459/microsoft-warns-of-hackers-targeting-the-u-s-midterm-elections

 

What the heck is an 'Always Connected PC' anyway?

Microsoft has been pushing for PCs to act like smartphones for a least a decade, regardless of what processor was inside.

https://www.windowscentral.com/always-connected-pcs-not-just-arm

 

How to Use All of Windows 10’s Backup and Recovery Tools

https://www.howtogeek.com/220986/how-to-use-all-of-windows-10%E2%80%99s-backup-and-recovery-tools/

 

Red Hat and CentOS Fix Kernel Bug in Latest OS Versions, Urge Users to Update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS 7 users are affected

Red Hat and CentOS communities announced this week the availability of a new kernel update for the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS Linux 7 operating system series that fixes an important bug.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/red-hat-and-centos-fix-kernel-bug-in-latest-os-versions-urge-users-to-update-522019.shtml

 

How to View Game Performance with Game Bar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113373-view-game-performance-game-bar-windows-10-a.html

 

Game of Thrones hacker and dam hacker make FBI most wanted cybercriminals list

https://www.scmagazine.com/game-of-thrones-hacker-and-dam-hacker-make-fbi-most-wanted-cybercriminals-list/article/782557/

 

How to Switch From Photoshop to GIMP: 5 Steps to Ease Your Transition

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/switch-photoshop-gimp/

 

How to Turn Your Android Phone into a VLC Remote Control

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remote-control-vlc-with-android-phone/

 

10 PowerShell cmdlets you can use instead of CMD commands

CMD has been around for decades, but PowerShell has become a more efficient tool for managing Microsoft products. These PowerShell cmdlets can knock out tasks you used to handle via the command line.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro-tip-migrate-to-powershell-from-cmd-with-these-common-cmdlets/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Facebook Compartmentalization

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-compartmentalization

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Thur 1335 7/26/2018

Deloitte: Apple’s Health Records an ‘inflection point’ for healthcare

Digitally connected health treatment, research and patient support will be a completely normal part of healthcare within a decade, Deloitte predicts.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3282069/apple-ios/deloitte-apple-s-health-records-an-inflection-point-for-healthcare.html

 

Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates

The attack relied on a spoofed Microsoft domain to target the candidates, company vice president Tom Burt said. 'They were all people, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.'

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362608/microsoft-stymies-hacking-attempt-on-2018-election-candidate?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Get Google’s Best Features on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-googles-best-features-on-iphone/

 

Cyberattacks soared in Finland prior to Trump-Putin summit; IoT devices a major target

https://www.scmagazine.com/cyberattacks-soared-in-finland-prior-to-trump-putin-summit-iot-devices-a-major-target/article/783089/

 

How to See Which Messages Apple is Storing in iCloud

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-see-which-messages-apple-is-storing-in-icloud-1826672461

 

Typeform data breach hits thousands of survey accounts

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/07/03/typeform-data-breach-hits-thousands-of-survey-accounts/

 

Human Resources Firm ComplyRight Breached

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/human-resources-firm-complyright-breached/

 

GPU Prices Could Be About to Drop, but Is This the Time to Buy?

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/273322-gpu-prices-could-be-about-to-drop-but-is-this-the-time-to-buy

 

10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/228180/10-quick-ways-to-speed-up-a-slow-mac/

 

Protect your privacy by disabling Windows services, control firewall rules, uninstall unwanted Windows 10 apps, and make various other tweaks

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/WPD.shtml

 

The Best Portable Hard Drives For Every Need

https://www.reviewgeek.com/5436/the-best-portable-hard-drives-for-every-need/

 

A Quick Guide to macOS Boot Modes and Startup Key Combinations

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/boot-mode-startup-keys-mac/

 

It looks like automakers are trying to cheat emissions again

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474923/it-looks-like-automakers-are-trying-to-cheat-emissions-again

 

OneDrive Files Restore & Windows Defender help you recover Ransomware locked files

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/onedrive-files-restore-windows-defender-ransomware

 

Sextortion Phishing Campaign Uses Recipient's Hacked Passwords

https://blog.knowbe4.com/sextortion-phishing-campaign-uses-recipients-hacked-passwords

 

How to Change Your iPhone Passcode (to Something Secure)

Still using a four-digit passcode? You can now beef up your iPhone and iPad security by setting up a six-digit passcode and even alphanumeric sequences. Here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362417/how-to-change-your-iphone-passcode-to-something-secure?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Use the New Google Podcasts App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-podcasts-app/

 

One in 10 millennials would give up a finger for their smartphone

https://www.scmagazine.com/a-tenth-of-millennials-would-give-up-a-finger-for-their-smartphone/article/783056/

 

How to Train Your Own Neural Network

https://lifehacker.com/we-trained-an-ai-to-generate-lifehacker-headlines-1826616918

 

Tech-support scammers revive bug that sends Chrome users into a panic

Similar bugs reportedly affect Firefox and other browsers, too.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/tech-support-scammers-revive-bug-that-sends-chrome-users-into-a-panic/

 

‘LuminosityLink RAT’ Author Pleads Guilty

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/luminositylink-rat-author-pleads-guilty

 

Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/273317-googles-spectre-fix-increases-chrome-ram-usage-by-10-percent

 

Why Can’t I Listen to Radio If My Phone Has an FM Receiver In It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/327908/why-cant-i-listen-to-radio-if-my-phone-has-an-fm-receiver-in-it/

 

You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

RaspAnd Build 180717 is now available to download

Just two weeks after releasing the first build of his RaspAnd operating system based on Google's Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS, Arne Exton today announced a new version with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-install-android-8-1-oreo-on-your-raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus-computer-522002.shtml

 

The Best Powerline Network Adapters

https://www.reviewgeek.com/5661/the-best-powerline-network-adapters/

 

The Best Walkie Talkie App: Turn Your Phone Into a Two-Way Radio

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-walkie-talkie-app/

 

UPDATE - Terrifying email now tells victims passwords are stolen, webcams are hacked

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474921/update-terrifying-email-now-tells-victims-passwords-are-stolen-webcams-are-hacked

 

Best Laptop Cooling Software for Windows 10/8/7

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-laptop-cooling-software-windows

 

Security Firm Sued for Failing to Detect Malware That Caused a 2009 Breach

https://blog.knowbe4.com/security-firm-sued-for-failing-to-detect-malware-that-caused-a-2009-breach

 

Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp

LabCorp experienced a breach this past weekend, which it nows says was a ransomware attack. The intrusion has also prompted concerns that patient data may have also been stolen.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362593/ransomware-strikes-lab-testing-firm-labcorp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Scammers Exploit Prior Chrome Bug to Send Tech Support Scams

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-bug-tech-support-scams/

 

Southern Baptist Convention IMB suffers data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/southern-baptist-convention-imb-suffers-data-breach/article/782884/

 

Make Fake Email Accounts for Website Signups Using the 'Burner Emails' Extension

https://lifehacker.com/make-fake-email-accounts-for-website-signups-using-the-1826627262

 

The Next Domino to Fall: Empirical Analysis of User Passwords across Online Services (This includes individual home user)

https://people.cs.vt.edu/gangwang/pass.pdf

 

10 Ways to Protect Protocols That Aren't DNS

Here's how to safeguard three other network foundation protocols so they don't become weapons or critical vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/10-ways-to-protect-protocols-that-arent-dns/d/d-id/1332298

 

How to Turn On or Off Cortana Search online and include web results in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25016-turn-off-search-online-include-web-results-windows-10-a.html

 

7 Ways To Free Up Hard Disk Space On Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/125923/7-ways-to-free-up-hard-disk-space-on-windows/

 

How to customize the macOS Dock to your preferences

Although macOS System Preferences permit adjusting a variety of settings, no other customization may prove as helpful as adjusting the macOS Dock due to its frequent everyday use. Here's how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-customize-the-macos-dock-to-your-preferences/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Move Over, ID Theft: Account Takeover Fraud Is Rising

Bad actors using account takeover fraud, or ATO fraud, are moving beyond the point of checkout.

https://www.itprotoday.com/risk-and-compliance/move-over-id-theft-account-takeover-fraud-rising

 

3 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos on Any Android Device

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

 

Amazon's app can ID items using your device's camera

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/474486/amazons-app-can-id-items-using-your-devices-camera

 

How to enable extensions in InPrivate browsing mode in Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-extensions-inprivate-mode-edge

 

Russian Indictment: They Used Criminal Tradecraft like Spearphishing To Hack The Democratic Party

https://blog.knowbe4.com/russian-indictment-they-used-criminal-tradecraft-like-spearphishing-to-hack-the-democratic-party

 

35 Percent of People Never Change Their Passwords

A new PCMag survey of 2,500 US consumers, conducted between June 30 and July 2, reveals that 35 percent of people never change their passwords; they only do it if they're prompted.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362566/35-percent-of-people-never-change-their-passwords?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Run Windows Apps on Android with Wine

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-windows-apps-android-with-wine/

 

Ransomware-based breach of Alaskan medical billing vendor impacts Fairbanks municipality

https://www.scmagazine.com/ransomware-based-breach-of-alaskan-medical-billing-vendor-impacts-fairbanks-municipality/article/782886/

 

How to Get Firefox's New Side View and Color-Changing Features

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-firefoxs-new-side-view-and-color-changing-fe-1826616996

 

The Most Common Hack Is Also the Most Successful. Here’s How to Fight It.

https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/the-most-common-hack/

 

8 Big Processor Vulnerabilities in 2018

Security researchers have been working in overdrive examining processors for issues - and they haven't come up empty-handed.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/8-big-processor-vulnerabilities-in-2018/d/d-id/1332293

 

How to Change New Tab page in Firefox in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113198-change-new-tab-page-firefox.html

 

How “Windows Sonic” Spatial Sound Works

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

 

10 apps to add features to Windows 10

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/10-apps-to-add-features-to-windows-10/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Active Defense and the Quest to Outsmart Hackers

Fighting cybercrime is growing more expensive. Perpetrating it has never been so easy. How active defense could restore a modicum of symmetry to the cybersecurity field.

https://www.itprotoday.com/iot/active-defense-and-quest-outsmart-hackers

 

The 8 Best Free Calendar Apps for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-calendar-app-android-compare-best/

 

Look up a VIN report before buying a used car

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/473295/look-up-a-vin-report-before-buying-a-used-car

 

How to hide Suggestions in Timeline in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-suggestions-timeline-windows-10

 

[Heads-Up] New Deceptive Strains Of Payroll Phishing: "Because that's where the money is..."

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-new-deceptive-strains-of-payroll-phishing-because-thats-where-the-money-is

 

How Much Does a Data Breach Cost?

According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach in the United States could cost a company almost $8 million, and it's rising.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362543/how-much-does-a-data-breach-cost?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How and why you should use text clippings on your Mac

Macs have supported text clippings for years. What are they? Why do you need them? How do you use them?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3283335/apple-mac/how-and-why-you-should-use-text-clippings-on-your-mac.html

 

Weekend Reading: Privacy

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/weekend-reading-privacy

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Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/google-security-keys-neutralized-employee-phishing/

 

Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files

Exclusive: Email addresses, passwords, and lists of file names were exposed.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousands-of-mega-logins-dumped-online-exposing-user-files/

 

Get MacOS Mojave's awesome Dynamic desktop wallpaper without Mojave

Roll your own Dynamic desktop and skip the Mojave beta.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/get-macos-mojaves-awesome-dynamic-desktop-wallpaper-without-mojave/

 

What You Should Look Out for When Choosing a Password Manager

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choos-password-manager-look-out-for/

 

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Plex Media Server

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-plex-media-server/

 

Full screen Games minimizing to Desktop randomly in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/games-minimizing-to-desktop-window

 

Microsoft’s Not Abandoning the Consumer, But Its Future is Productivity

https://www.petri.com/microsofts-not-abandoning-the-consumer-but-its-future-is-productivity?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--7oZKfJ-ilz9LzaXnM5L-7gIGOhscUV5qugjD2f7DEXA2sA3zdG-33zoVOAmj1dByLwVK46o0b6mONkr8lFjqNwQ0I1Q&_hsmi=64647245

 

Windows 10 Stagnating as Windows 7 Exodus Not Making a Difference Yet

700 million active devices threshold yet to be reached

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-stagnating-as-windows-7-exodus-not-making-a-difference-yet-522042.shtml

 

The Best Home Network Switches to Expand Your Router For Every Need

https://www.reviewgeek.com/5488/the-best-home-network-switches-to-expand-your-router-for-every-need/

 

How to Delete Your YouTube Watch History (and Search History)

https://www.howtogeek.com/360178/how-to-delete-your-youtube-watch-history-and-search-history/

 

Wi-Fi Is Getting a Major Upgrade

The new security protocol is called WPA3 and will be widely adopted across the tech industry, likely starting in late 2019. It replaces WPA2, which arrived back in 2004.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362098/wi-fi-is-getting-a-major-upgrade?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How Surface Go is paving the way to Surface Andromeda

Microsoft recently launched its most mobile Surface yet, but it wasn't the long-awaited Surface "Andromeda" pocket PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-surface-go-may-pave-way-surface-andromeda

 

Timehop data breach is worse than they initially said

DATES OF BIRTH AND GENDER WERE ALSO STOLEN BY HACKERS.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/timehop-data-breach-is-worse-than-they-initially-said/

 

Top 5: Ways to protect your privacy

Laws like Europe's GDPR are trying to give the user more control, but you can take matters into your own hands, explains Tom Merritt.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-ways-to-protect-your-privacy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apple Can’t Handle the Heat: Severe Core i9 Throttling Found on New MacBook Pros (Update)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/273734-apple-cant-handle-the-heat-severe-core-i9-throttling-found-on-new-macbook-pros

 

Goodbye smudges. For Gorilla Glass phones, matte could be the new black

A new Corning technology can etch designs -- one day, maybe even a photo of your dog -- onto the back glass panel of a phone.

https://www.cnet.com/news/corning-vibrant-satin-gorilla-glass-means-goodbye-fingerprints-and-smudges-on-phone-back-panels/

 

A Simple Trick to Sync Multiple Google Drive Accounts on Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sync-multiple-google-drive-accounts-desktop/

 

7 Steps to Speeding Up a Slow Mobile Data Connection

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/speed-up-slow-mobile-data/

 

Video Speed Controller for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/video-speed-controller-mozilla-firefox-google-chrome

 

Google Continues to Evolve Look and Feel of Chrome

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/163847/google-continues-evolve-look-feel-chrome?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--7oZKfJ-ilz9LzaXnM5L-7gIGOhscUV5qugjD2f7DEXA2sA3zdG-33zoVOAmj1dByLwVK46o0b6mONkr8lFjqNwQ0I1Q&_hsmi=64647245

 

Microsoft Releases New Surface Pro Firmware Update

New version now gradually pushed to all devices

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-new-surface-pro-firmware-update-522045.shtml

 

The Best Cameras for Beginners

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4852/the-best-cameras-for-beginners/

 

How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphone

https://www.howtogeek.com/218505/how-to-fax-a-document-from-your-smartphone/

 

The Best Desktop Computers of 2018

Packing more power and flexibility than laptops, and more stylish designs than in the past, desktops are still an appealing option. Here are some of our recent favorites, along with some in-depth shopping advice.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372609,00.asp

 

Windows 10's tablet mode will be Surface Go's biggest weakness

Surface Go is primarily a tablet, but sadly Windows 10 isn't tablet-friendly in its current state.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10s-tablet-mode-surface-gos-biggest-downfall

 

IoT search engine exposes passwords of over 30,000 vulnerable DVRs

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/smart-home/iot-search-engine-exposes-passwords-30000-vulnerable-dvrs/#new_tab

 

This new dual-platform malware targets both Windows and Linux systems

The "security by minority" stance should come crashing down as cross-compiling makes multiplatform malware development easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/this-new-dual-platform-malware-targets-both-windows-and-linux-systems/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Voting Machine Vendor Admits Installing Remote-Access Software on State Systems

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/273647-voting-machine-vendor-installed-remote-access-software-on-state-systems

 

The easy way to find out if your refrigerator is keeping your food cold enough

Check your fridge's temperature with a thermometer to make sure it's staying as cool as it should.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/your-refrigerator-and-freezer-need-a-thermometer/

 

How to Hide Files and Folders on Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-file-folder-in-mac/

 

8 iPhone Camera Settings You Must Master to Take Better Photos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-camera-settings/

 

How to enable Dark Mode in Photos app in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-dark-mode-in-photos-app-in-windows-10

 

How to View Security Providers in Windows Security app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113091-view-security-providers-windows-security-app-windows-10-a.html

 

crxMouse Chrome Gestures extension

crxMouse Chrome Gestures is a free extension for the Chrome Web browser that adds mouse gesture controls to the browser.

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/01/crxmouse-chrome-gestures-extension/

 

Apple apologizes for the MacBook Pro throttling 'bug' and releases a software fix 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apologizes-macbook-pro-throttling-175316529.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/168841/how-to-send-and-receive-faxes-online-without-a-fax-machine-or-phone-line/

 

Here's How Chinese Military Submarines Are Fighting Your Disgusting Acid Sweat

Three percent of people have a problem, and that problem is destroying their Bluetooth headsets. Anker has the answer.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362142/heres-how-chinese-military-submarines-are-fighting-your-dis?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

5 clever little iCloud tips you’ll probably use

iCloud online provides you with some useful little features you may want to use.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3287090/apple-ios/5-clever-little-icloud-tips-youll-probably-use.html

 

Russia Indictment 2.0: What to Make of Mueller’s Hacking Indictment

https://www.lawfareblog.com/russia-indictment-20-what-make-muellers-hacking-indictment

 

Timehop breach hits 21 million users due to a lack of 2FA on cloud services

Usernames, email addresses, and social media tokens for 21 million users breached, with 4.7 million phone numbers scooped up in the process.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/timehop-breach-hits-21-million-users-due-to-a-lack-of-2fa-on-cloud-services/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

US Mobile Download Speeds Shot Up in 2018, T-Mobile Beats Verizon

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/273662-us-mobile-download-speeds-shot-up-in-2018

 

What to do when your refrigerator door won't stay closed

Keep the cold in with these remedies.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/refrigerator-door-seal-stops-working/

 

Think You’re Being Sneaky Using Your Phone While Driving? That Road Sign Will Rat You Out

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smart-road-sign-detects-when-using-phone-while-driving/

 

The Best Free 3D Modeling Software

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-3d-modeling-software/

 

LightPDF is a comprehensive online PDF Editor tool for all your PDF needs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/lightpdf-online-tool-for-pdf-needs

 

Enable or Disable Allow Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96103-allow-automatic-updates-over-metered-connections-windows-10-a.html

 

Alt-Tab Terminator improves Windows' Alt-Tab function

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/01/alt-tab-terminator-improves-windows/

 

AT&T Opens New Era as Media Giant With Flagging Mobile Tally

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-opens-era-media-giant-203000274.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do

https://www.howtogeek.com/132470/how-to-service-your-own-computer-7-easy-things-computer-repair-places-do/

 

AT&T Quietly Increases Admin Fee for 64.5M Customers

The administration fee found at the bottom of every standard, monthly AT&T wireless bill used to be $0.76. Now it's $1.99 and the reason for the increase is vague at best.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362144/at-t-quietly-increases-admin-fee-for-64-5m-customers?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

10 macOS 10.14 Mojave secrets

Some of the lesser-known changes inside the new Mac OS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3285791/apple-mac/10-macos-10-14-mojave-secrets.html

 

Average cost of a data breach exceeds $3.8 million, claims report

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/average-cost-data-breach-exceeds-3-8-million-claims-report/#new_tab

 

Maxed out your Raspberry Pi? New quad-core board supports 4K, Sata storage, USB 3.1, gigabit Ethernet

This new Gigabyte board packs a lot of PC into a tiny computer.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/maxed-out-your-raspberry-pi-new-quad-core-board-supports-4k-sata-storage-usb-3-1-gigabit-ethernet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Best Graphics Cards for Every Budget in 2018

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/273386-best-graphics-cards-for-every-budget

 

5 reasons why your next light bulb should be a smart bulb

From brightening up the party to improving your sleep, here are five reasons to upgrade to a smart bulb.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/why-your-next-light-bulb-should-be-a-smart-bulb/

 

Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/07/hackers-breached-virginia-bank-twice-in-eight-months-stole-2-4m/

 

Privacy Plugins

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/privacy-plugins

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Samsung may have an answer to Apple's AirPower wireless charger

The Wireless Charger Duo would power both your phone and your watch.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/22/samsung-wireless-charger-duo-leak/

 

Apple Banking on Software and Services as Next Cash Cow as iPhone Sales Slow

With anxiety about slowing iPhone sales, investors are looking to Apple's services division as the next big profit center. Not everyone is that optimistic, however.

https://www.thestreet.com/technology/with-iphone-sales-14657706?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Is Facebook a Monopoly?

Facebook's vast active-user numbers across its flagship social network, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp dwarf its closest competition several times over. Whether that constitutes a monopoly is for the government to decide.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362023/is-facebook-a-monopoly?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Roku will ship its first wireless speaker in October and surprise! It’s not a soundbar

Designed specifically for Roku TVs, the Bluetooth speakers will be bundled with Roku's voice remote and an all-new tabletop voice remote.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3290337/speakers/roku-will-ship-its-first-wireless-speaker-in-october.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-07-19

 

NoMachine is a free and portable Remote Desktop Tool for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/nomachine-remote-desktop-tool-for-windows

 

OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163585/onenote-windows-10-gets-major-update?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_66aty5u0gH3KPI10q291o-xksJCmbPvyyGrbRzzKXMA4uWsnbu1pyrGZC0ex4gF4BsQxE3bXWUthBedSy_0CMM3r8wQ&_hsmi=64582547

 

The True Price of a “Free” Facebook Account: Are You Willing to Pay It?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/true-price-facebook-account/

 

Do We Still Need a Third-Party Antivirus on Windows 10?

Or is Windows Defender secure enough to block malware?

https://news.softpedia.com/news/do-we-still-need-a-third-party-antivirus-on-windows-10-522049.shtml

 

About that MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling story

Is that software optimized yet? Doesn't look like it is...

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3291760/apple-mac/about-that-macbook-pro-core-i9-throttling-story.html

 

Choosing a Raspberry Pi OS? Here's the definitive list

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/choosing-a-raspberry-pi-os-heres-the-definitive-list/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Fix: Windows 10 We Can't Sign Into Your Account

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10374/how-fix-windows-10-we-cant-sign-your-account

 

Leaked MacBook Pro Service Manual Confirms Dust Fix in New Keyboard

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/273791-leaked-macbook-pro-service-manual-confirms-dust-fix-in-new-keyboard

 

How to watch YouTube videos on your desktop (without browser)

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/05/how-to-watch-youtube-videos-on-your-desktop-without-browser/

 

Useful YouTube Tips & Tricks to Enhance Your Viewing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/youtube-tips-tricks/

 

Wemo the first in new wave of easier-to-use HomeKit devices

After a software update, the Wemo Mini smart switch will become the first device to connect with HomeKit via software protocols, no MFi chip (or Wemo Bridge) necessary.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wemo-mini-smart-switch-syncs-directly-with-apple-homekit-software-protocol-no-mfi-chip-needed/

 

Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out

Facebook is working on a new tech addiction feature that will tell you how much time you spend on Facebook each day, and let you set reminders to take breaks.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362040/addicted-to-facebook-youll-soon-find-out?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3290065/security-cameras/brinno-shc1000-peephole-camera-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-07-19

 

How to edit Music Metadata on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/edit-music-metadata-on-windows

 

Windows 10 Getting Support for Leap Seconds

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163548/windows-10-getting-support-leap-seconds?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_66aty5u0gH3KPI10q291o-xksJCmbPvyyGrbRzzKXMA4uWsnbu1pyrGZC0ex4gF4BsQxE3bXWUthBedSy_0CMM3r8wQ&_hsmi=64582547

 

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

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

 

Microsoft Says 2018 Congressional Candidates Attacked by Hackers

Company worked with US government to block attacks

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-says-2018-congressional-candidates-attacked-by-hackers-522043.shtml

 

How to turn your iPhone into a step counter

Your iPhone already diligently counts how many steps you take and how many miles you walk each day. Here is how to use the pedometer you already own.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3288214/apple-ios/how-to-turn-your-iphone-into-a-step-counter.html

 

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

 

How to Fix: Classic Shell Start Menu Empty / Blank

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10376/how-fix-classic-shell-start-menu-empty-blank

 

Future VR Headsets Will Use Single USB-C Cable

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/273760-future-vr-headsets-will-use-single-usb-c-cable

 

Manage Focus Assist on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/04/manage-focus-assist-on-windows-10/

 

How to Play Media Files on Your Smart TV

https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-media-files-on-smart-tv/

 

How to download videos and music before you travel

Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Google Maps let you download content for offline entertainment if Wi-Fi is not available.

https://www.cnet.com/videos/how-to-download-videos-and-music-before-you-travel/

 

How to Create a Spotify Playlist

Do you want your life to have that movie-soundtrack quality? Create a playlist on Spotify and get personal and customized with the songs you listen to and love.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361939/how-to-create-a-spotify-playlist?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Sonos Beam review: Features galore, but best suited to smaller home theaters

This compact, smart soundbar delivers features galore, just don’t expect it to fill a big room.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3290400/speakers/sonos-beam-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-07-19

 

Download Movie Maker free for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/movie-maker-free-for-windows-10

 

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition

https://www.petri.com/paul-thurrotts-short-takes-microsoft-earnings-special-edition-9?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--NJmN7dJY_H9g_lGm-Tw6-QmsJM-jPDodFOtcmCBHj_zFS0xZ-Rk99Tb7CRrZKR30hemj1QsLDH5OUdpRO6P6858SXcw&_hsmi=64610580

 

Kindle Users Shouldn’t Miss These 5 Sites and Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/kindle-sites-apps/

 

Why buying an iPhone X knockoff can be a security nightmare

https://bgr.com/2018/07/22/iphone-x-fake-security-disaster-malware/

 

Google tests curvy Chrome tabs with Material Design overhaul

Hope you like that flat interface style.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-tests-curvy-chrome-tabs-with-material-design-overhaul/

 

Why Microsoft and Apple are scrambling to release dark mode versions of apps and services

An Outlook team member teased the launch of a new dark mode that will prove helpful for night owls.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-microsoft-and-apple-are-scrambling-to-release-dark-mode-versions-of-apps-and-services/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82156-reset-re-register-windows-spotlight-windows-10-a.html

 

DARPA Plans to Transform CPU Design, Drive Faster Chips

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/273774-darpa-transform-cpu-design-drive-faster-chips

 

Open archived and cached webpages in Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/03/watch-archived-and-cached-webpages-in-firefox-chrome/

 

Are You Willing to Pay for Access to Social Media?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pay-access-social-media/

 

Report: Google's new Fuchsia OS could replace Android -- or not

Update: CNET has learned there's no five-year plan for Fuchsia just yet.

https://www.cnet.com/news/report-google-new-fuchsia-os-could-replace-android-or-not/

 

10 Amazon Video Features You May Not Know

Amazon Video has quietly evolved from a Prime perk into a premiere streaming service. Here are some cool features that culture vultures should check out.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/340998/10-amazon-video-features-you-may-not-know?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Streaming video DVR explained

"Is there a DVR for streaming video?" A common question with a complicated answer.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3291278/streaming-services/streaming-video-dvr-explained.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-07-19

 

Best Webcam Software for Windows 10/8/7

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-webcam-software-for-windows

 

Microsoft Store Gets Improved Design in Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/163709/microsoft-store-gets-improved-design-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--NJmN7dJY_H9g_lGm-Tw6-QmsJM-jPDodFOtcmCBHj_zFS0xZ-Rk99Tb7CRrZKR30hemj1QsLDH5OUdpRO6P6858SXcw&_hsmi=64610580

 

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

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

 

The best thing about Samsung’s exciting new tablet might also be a fatal flaw

https://bgr.com/2018/07/22/galaxy-tab-s4-specs-intelligent-scan-fingerprint-sensor/

 

Apple Fixed the MacBook Keyboard, But It's Only For Pros

https://www.morningstar.com/news/dow-jones/TDJNDN_201807221482/apple-fixed-the-macbook-keyboard-but-its-only-for-pros.html

 

How to install and use the Avast Online Security extension in Firefox

If you use the Firefox browser, you might want to include a handy extension from Avast that helps protect you from phishing and malware sites.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-and-use-the-avast-online-security-extension-in-firefox/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Turn On or Off Show More Windows Update Restart Notifications in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76305-turn-off-windows-update-restart-notifications-windows-10-a.html

 

Corning Announces Gorilla Glass 6, With Multi-Drop Protection

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/273766-corning-announces-gorilla-glass-6-with-multi-drop-protection

 

AppCheck Anti-Ransomware review

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/02/appcheck-anti-ransomware-review/

 

What You Should Look for When Getting a Refurbished Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/refurbished-mac-what-look-out-for/

 

Walmart to launch Netflix rival under Vudu brand this year, says report

Walmart's rumored video-streaming service might be just around the corner.

https://www.cnet.com/news/walmart-to-launch-netflix-rival-under-vudu-brand-this-year-says-report/

 

7 Classic Game Consoles Built Into TV Sets

These console-display hybrids never took off, but that didn't stop companies from trying the idea over and over again between 1976 and 2010.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361960/7-classic-game-consoles-built-into-tv-sets?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

The LJ Password Generator Tool

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lj-password-generator-tool

 

Apple Quietly Improved the New 13-Inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro in a Big Way

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/07/22/apple-upgraded-the-ports-of-the-new-13-inch-macbook-pro/

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For US cybersecurity, it’s Code Red

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/07/20/for-cybersecurity-code-red/kuhgxSFlwk11BzNMSODwjM/story.html

 

Apple's iPhone 9 Has An Unfixable Design Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/07/22/apple-iphone-9-iphone-x-se2-release-date-cost-price-camera-specs/

 

3 Ways to Crop an Image Using Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/crop-image-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy

Traditional aromatherapy, like candles and incense, can be messy with powders, smoke, and melted wax. But at CE Week, we saw how tech is bringing an ancient practice into the future.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361992/olfinity-and-ihome-add-smarts-to-aromatherapy?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

You Can Now Add Music to Your Instagram Stories

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-can-now-add-music-to-your-instagram-stories/

 

File Explorer Search Filters Every Windows User Should Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-file-explorer-search-filters/

 

The Best USB Microphones

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3903/the-best-usb-microphones/

 

Set live images of Earth or the Sun captured by various satellites as your desktop background, with this easy-to-use application

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Live-Orbital-Wallpapers.shtml

 

How to manage App permissions on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-app-permissions-windows-10

 

Save $50 when buying a Surface Go from Best Buy

Best Buy is now offering a $50 e-gift card when you purchase a Surface Go, which brings the price down to $349.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-go-bestbuy-discount/

 

Western Digital to Close HDD Plant, Increase SSD Production

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/273849-western-digital-to-close-hdd-plant-increase-ssd-production

 

The promise of the revolutionary rumored Microsoft Andromeda tablet

Will the rumored Andromeda tablet fulfill the promise of Microsoft's abandoned Courier project from a decade ago?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290391/microsoft/the-promise-of-the-revolutionary-rumored-microsoft-andromeda-tablet.html#tk.rss_all

 

HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017) review:

HP's tiny 2-in-1 ain't perfect -- but it's getting close

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hp-spectre-x360-13-late-2017-review/

 

When should you wipe, shred, delete, erase or reset?

https://www.komando.com/tips/356117/when-should-you-wipe-shred-delete-erase-or-reset

 

iPhone Camera Not Working: 7 Common Issues and How to Fix Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-camera-not-working/

 

7 Huge Hacks That Might Make You Think Twice About Cryptocurrency

South Korean Bitcoin exchange Bithumb is the latest victim of cryptocurrency hackers, losing up to $31 million. But it's not the first. Let's look at some of the biggest crypto heists.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362000/crypto-exchange-hacks?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Empty the Quick Look Cache on Your Mac To Protect Encrypted Documents

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/empty-the-quick-look-cache-on-your-mac-to-protect-encrypted-documents/

 

What Is Earphones Driver and How Does It Affect Audio Quality?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-earphones-driver/

 

The Best iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Cases For Typing On The Move

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4515/the-best-ipad-bluetooth-keyboard-cases-for-typing-on-the-move/

 

Your personal macOS housekeeper that helps you maintain a clean and organize computer without spending time sorting and labeling your files

https://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/Hazel.shtml

 

Manage Windows Privacy Permissions on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/manage-windows-privacy-permissions

 

Google reportedly offered Android changes to EU in 2017

European officials apparently decided it was too late.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/22/google-reportedly-offered-android-changes-to-eu-in-2017/

 

AMD’s Zen 2 Will Offer Higher Core Counts, Major IPC Gains: Report

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/273837-amds-zen-2-will-offer-higher-core-counts-major-ipc-gains-report

 

Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Two companies are planning to soon launch smartphones with native blockchain capabilities that will allow users to trade digital tokens and store them offline.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289687/blockchain/here-come-the-first-blockchain-smartphones-what-you-need-to-know.html

 

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) review:

Underwhelming -- even for a budget phone

https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-j3-2018/review/

 

Recover deleted photos, videos and documents

https://www.komando.com/downloads/262465/recover-deleted-photos-videos-and-documents

 

Use Eversign’s Chrome Extension for Easy Digital Signatures

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/eversign-chrome-extension-digital-signatures/

 

The Best Ransomware Protection of 2018

When a ransomware attack turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying big bucks to get those files back is your only option, you're in big trouble. Our roundup can help you choose the best ransomware protection for your PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/353231/the-best-ransomware-protection?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple’s Terrible Keyboards and Why Repairability Matters

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

 

How to Sync Microsoft Outlook to Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sync-microsoft-outlook-android/

 

Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/20/data-breach-level-one-automakers/

 

How to Turn On or Off Auto Adjust Video Based on Lighting in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113065-turn-off-auto-adjust-video-based-lighting-windows-10-a.html

 

Desktop icons moved from Primary Monitor to Secondary Monitor in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-icons-moved-primary-to-secondary-monitor

 

5 Firefox extensions to protect your privacy

Keep your browser from leaking your data with these privacy-focused tools.

https://opensource.com/article/18/7/firefox-extensions-protect-privacy?sc_cid=701f2000000RRAlAAO

 

New Details Leak on PC-Focused Snapdragon 1000

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/272186-new-details-leak-on-pc-focused-snapdragon-1000

 

18 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these advanced tips for Google's Chrome Android browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2975137/android/18-time-saving-tips-for-the-chrome-android-browser.html

 

Polk Command Bar review:

Alexa-powered sound bar gives command performance

https://www.cnet.com/products/polk-command-bar/review/

 

Get this free tool to stop creepy online tracking

https://www.komando.com/tips/424966/get-this-free-tool-to-stop-creepy-online-tracking

 

5 Ways Hackers Use Facebook to Steal From You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-hackers-use-facebook-steal/

 

Microsoft, ICE, and the Trouble With Technology Being 'Neutral'

Government contracts are reliably lucrative for Silicon Valley giants, but they can also be morally murky, as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and others are finding out.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/362012/microsoft-ice-and-the-trouble-with-technology-being-neutr?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Return Audible Audiobooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/357500/how-to-return-audible-audiobooks/

 

How to Set Up and Use a RAM Disk in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/setup-ram-disk-windows/

 

Trump’s China tariffs could drive up the price of the Apple Watch and Fitbit trackers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/20/trumps-china-tariffs-could-drive-up-the-price-of-the-apple-watch-and-fitbit-trackers/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

New Advanced Display and High DPI Settings in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/advanced-display-and-high-dpi-settings

 

15 open source applications for MacOS

Dedicated open source users won't find it hard to use their favorite applications on non-Linux operating systems.

https://opensource.com/article/18/7/open-source-tools-macos?sc_cid=701f2000000RRAlAAO

 

Make Books Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/user-669118241

 

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/07/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/

 

Facebook is officially building an internet satellite: Athena

She's no longer a secret.

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-is-officially-building-an-internet-satellite-athena/

 

Use a USB drive to lock and unlock your PC

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

 

7 Steps to Speeding Up a Slow Mobile Data Connection

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/speed-up-slow-mobile-data/

 

Generating Good Passwords, Part II

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/generating-good-passwords-part-ii

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Generating Good Passwords, Part I

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/generating-good-passwords-part-i

 

Burner Emails for Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/07/burner-emails-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Apple repair program won’t upgrade older MacBook Pros to new keyboard

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apple-repair-program-won-t-220108561.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Microsoft Announces Surface Go: Lighter, Faster, More Affordable

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/273077-microsoft-announces-surface-go-lighter-faster-more-affordable?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

One way to save big money on your cable bill

https://www.komando.com/tips/467380/one-way-to-save-big-money-on-your-cable-bill

 

Best Laptops for 2018

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. 

If you use our links to buy, we may get a commission.

https://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/best-laptops/

 

Memory Chips Ahoy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomcoughlin/2018/07/20/memory-chips-ahoy/

 

How to change Windows 10 Updates download folder location 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-windows-10-updates-download-location

 

Get Mojave’s Dynamic Wallpaper in Windows and Linux Right Now (While Mac Users Wait Until Fall)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/get-mojaves-dynamic-wallpaper-in-windows-and-linux-right-now-while-mac-users-wait-until-fall/

 

8 laptops for people who want the absolute best

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-laptops-with-4k-or-similar-resolution-i7-processor-16gb-ram-2018-7

 

The macOS Guest Account Explained: 3 Reasons to Start Using It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-guest-account/

 

Skill Builder: Create Custom Decals With Desktop Cutters

https://makezine.com/2018/07/02/skillbuilder-create-custom-decals-desktop-cutters/

 

Hacker Exploits Netgear Router to Nab US Military Drone Files

The security firm Recorded Future noticed the drone documents were up for sale last month in a hacker's forum. The merchant offering them claimed to have exploited a known vulnerability in Netgear routers to steal the files.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362422/hacker-exploits-netgear-router-to-nab-us-military-drone-file?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft Said to Be Looking Into New Ways to Tackle Andromeda’s Lack of Apps

Andromeda delayed due to software struggles

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-said-to-be-looking-into-new-ways-to-tackle-andromeda-s-lack-of-apps-522048.shtml

 

Microsoft yanks buggy Office 2016 patch KB 4018385, republishes all of this month’s patch downloads

Bugs galore in the July patches led to an unprecedented (and unexplained) re-release of everything, and a complete takedown of KB 4018385. Note to self: Who’s testing this stuff?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289787/microsoft-windows/microsoft-yanks-buggy-office-2016-patch-kb-4018385-republishes-all-of-this-months-patch-downloads.html

 

Bypass link shortener URLs that require action

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/07/bypass-link-shortener-urls-that-require-action/

 

What is Android? All your questions about the operating system answered

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/android-questions-operating-system-answered-141544127.html

 

Apple May Kill iPhone SE, iPhone X in Upcoming Refresh Cycle

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/273141-apple-may-kill-iphone-se-iphone-x-in-upcoming-refresh-cycle?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

https://www.komando.com/columns/463238/21-alexa-commands-you-will-use-again-and-again

 

How to fix a Windows 10 laptop that's plugged in but not charging

Because one cannot run on battery power alone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fix-a-windows-10-laptop-thats-plugged-in-but-not-charging/

 

Apple Loop: Apple Confirms Three New iPhones, Massive iPhone X Upgrade, Latest MacBook Pro Problems

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2018/07/20/apple-news-headlines-iphone-x-xplus-x2-specs-design-price-release-macbookpro-ios/

 

How to edit Snipping Tool screenshots inside of Paint 3D

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/edit-snipping-tool-screenshots-inside-of-paint-3d

 

AIM Is Up and Running on a Third Party Server, Here’s How to Use It

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/aim-is-up-and-running-on-a-third-party-server-heres-how-to-use-it/

 

This $530 Android phone can take better shots than the $1,000 iPhone X — sometimes

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-x-vs-oneplus-6-camera-comparison-2018-7

 

How to Install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-windows-iot-core/

 

How to Detect Hidden Cameras

https://makezine.com/2018/06/29/detect-hidden-cameras/

 

Facebook Refuses to Ban Conspiracy Sites

Facebook says banning conspiracy theory websites like InfoWars from its platform 'would be contrary to the basic principles of free speech.' InfoWars has said the Sandy Hook shooting did not happen and that 9/11 was an inside job, among other repugnant assertions.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362463/facebook-refuses-to-ban-conspiracy-sites?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Win10 Brightness Slider

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Win10-Brightness-Slider.shtml

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Some bugs in Win 10 (1803) fixed, others persist

This month’s patches contained a few surprises and some significant bugs, but they were largely fixed around the end of June. The big problem: Despite Microsoft’s assurances, Windows 10 1803 isn’t ready for prime time.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-some-bugs-in-win-10-1803-fixed-others-persist.html

 

How to use a Ram Disk in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/07/how-to-use-a-ram-disk-in-windows/

 

Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meet-campaigners-stop-nothing-quest-070000380.html

 

Samsung Now Mass Producing 96-Layer 3D NAND

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/273167-samsung-now-mass-producing-96-layer-3d-nand?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

A new Android graphic design creator

https://www.komando.com/apps/470616/a-new-android-graphic-design-creator

 

What is Google Duplex?

No, it won't be able to call Mom and have a conversation on your behalf. Not yet, at least.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-google-duplex/

 

Social Security Issues Warning About Scams Similar To Those IRS Phone Scams

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/07/20/social-security-issues-warning-about-scams-similar-to-those-irs-phone-scams/

 

How to change Transparency settings in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-transparency-settings-windows-10

 

How To Recover Your Forgotten Instagram Password

https://www.howtogeek.com/357257/how-to-recover-your-forgotten-instagram-password/

 

The AT&T Time Warner merger will be back in court sooner than we expected

https://bgr.com/2018/07/21/att-time-warner-ruling-appeal/

 

The Best Walkie Talkie App: Turn Your Phone Into a Two-Way Radio

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-walkie-talkie-app/

 

How to Enable or Disable Auto Arrange in Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14856-enable-disable-auto-arrange-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Turn Off Location Services on iOS Devices

Customizing location settings to protect your privacy can be confusing and complicated for the average user. Here's how to control what Apple and app makers know about your whereabouts.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362437/how-to-turn-off-location-services-on-ios-devices?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Verizon Begins Blocking Activation of iPhone 5s and Older

New policy prevents activation of non-4G mobile phones

https://news.softpedia.com/news/verizon-begins-blocking-activation-of-iphone-5s-and-older-522027.shtml

 

Microsoft axes support on Answers Forum for Win 7, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, many Surfaces

On Saturday, a Microsoft contractor announced the end of Answers Forum support for Win 7 and 8.1, Office 2010 and 2013, Surface Pro and Pro 2, IE 10 and earlier, and Security Essentials. But what about buggy patches?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3279897/microsoft-windows/microsoft-axes-support-on-answers-forum-for-win-7-81-office-2010-2013-many-surfaces.html

 

How to configure the Windows 10 Tabs (Sets) feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/06/how-to-configure-the-windows-10-tabs-sets-feature/

 

Here’s how — and why — to use Safe mode with an Android phone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-safe-mode-android-phone-160753246.html

 

No, Intel Isn’t Killing the Intel ‘Extreme Edition’ CPU Family

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/273151-no-intel-isnt-killing-the-intel-extreme-edition-cpu-family?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

This warehouse in Shanghai is fully-automated

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34823038/this-warehouse-in-shanghai-is-fully-automated

 

18 outdoor cameras to secure your connected home

Looking for an outdoor security camera? Here are a bunch of options for your smart home.

https://www.cnet.com/news/outdoor-cameras-to-secure-your-connected-home/

 

Open source project allows data transfer among Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook

The Data Transfer Project is a joint initiative that will save users from having to download and re-upload their data from one service to another.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-project-allows-data-transfer-among-google-microsoft-twitter-facebook/

 

Windows needs more space: Update Windows 10 using an External Storage

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/update-windows-10-using-an-external-storage

 

What is “Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service” (NisSrv.exe) and Why Is It Running On My PC?

https://www.howtogeek.com/357184/what-is-microsoft-network-realtime-inspection-service-nissrv.exe-and-why-is-it-running-on-my-pc/

 

Why The Google Pixel 3 Will 100% Be Worth The Wait

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/pixel-3-xl/25156/why-google-pixel-3-will-100-be-worth-wait

 

PC Gaming on Linux: 7 Common Questions and Concerns Answered

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-gaming-questions/

 

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

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

 

The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo

The second-generation flying pocket camera offers improved video quality and sleek industrial design. But it's not a drone, even though it has propellers and a camera.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362026/the-airselfie-2-wants-to-be-your-personal-paparazzo?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

VLC for iPhone and iPad Finally Gets Chromecast Support, Playback of 360 Videos

Audio playback quality was improved as well in VLC 3.1.0

https://news.softpedia.com/news/vlc-for-iphone-and-ipad-finally-gets-chromecast-support-playback-of-360-videos-522023.shtml

 

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have grown by 91% since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3242745/microsoft-windows/why-windows-7-updates-are-getting-bigger.html

 

AutoZipper archives selected folders when run

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/06/autozipper-archives-selected-folders-when-run/

 

Mozilla Firefox Joins Windows 10 Dark Mode Feature

https://www.askvg.com/mozilla-firefox-joins-windows-10-dark-mode-feature/

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