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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 8/11/2018 1351
Fri 8/10/2018 1350
Thur 8/09/2018 1349
Wed 8/08/2018 1348
Tue 8/07/2018 1347
Mon 8/06/2018 1346
Sun 8/05/2018 1345

Sat 1351 8/11/2018

 

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views

Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos’ popularity and making the social media giant vulnerable to manipulation.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/11/technology/youtube-fake-view-sellers.html?emc=edit_th_180812&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370812

 

[Tip] Enable/Disable Google Chrome Notifications to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-disable-google-chrome-notifications-to-show-in-windows-10-action-center/

 

Intel's Smart Plan to Boost Desktop Processor Prices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-apos-smart-plan-boost-121500184.html

 

What You Should Look for When Getting a Refurbished Mac

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

 

How To Clear Your Bing Search History

https://www.howtogeek.com/357982/how-to-clear-your-bing-search-history/

 

Samsung inadvertently admits Apple got some things right

At its Unpacked event, Samsung insisted it wants everything to work together now. Does that remind you of anyone?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-admits-apple-had-it-right-all-along/

 

Arduino MKR 1300 WAN

https://makezine.com/product-review/arduino-mkr-1300-wan/

 

Irrigation system vulnerabilities highlight physical consequences of cyberattacks

A new report from Ben-Gurion University of Negev warns of potential attacks against urban water services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/irrigation-system-vulnerabilities-highlight-physical-consequences-of-cyberattacks/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Use Snapchat

More than other social apps, Snapchat has a steep learning curve to get the hang of all its hidden features and customization options. Consider this your cheat sheet.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/361395/how-to-use-snapchat?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

EU Wants to Ban Apple Lightening, Quick Charge

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10385/eu-wants-ban-apple-lightening-quick-charge

 

Stop robocalls with Google Voice

https://www.komando.com/tips/473759/stop-robocalls-with-google-voice

 

Intel's first 'ruler' SSD holds 32TB

It runs cool and uses one tenth the power of traditional spinning drives.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/10/intels-first-ruler-ssd-holds-32tb/?yptr=yahoo

 

Facebook is shedding massive traffic – and it’s apparently flocking to YouTube

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/facebook-traffic-down-youtube-gaining-ground/

 

Here are the platforms that have banned Infowars so far

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/all-the-platforms-that-have-banned-infowars/

 

Facebook fight between 'keyboard gangsters' ends in shooting

https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-fight-between-keyboard-gangsters-ends-shooting-113941003.html

 

Useful YouTube Tips & Tricks to Enhance Your Viewing

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

 

All of the Best Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts

https://www.howtogeek.com/357623/microsoft-word-keyboard-shortcuts-that-make-your-life-easier/

 

Microsoft's new Windows 10 19H1 test build mostly catches up with 'Redstone 5'

Microsoft is rolling out lots of fixes for Windows 10 'Redstone 5' to Fast Ring testers, and a couple of catch-up features for Redstone 5's successor to Skip Ahead testers.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-new-windows-10-19h1-test-build-catches-up-with-redstone-5/

 

Top Tips to Tighten Security on Your Homebrew IoT Projects

https://makezine.com/2018/07/26/top-tips-to-tighten-security-on-your-homebrew-iot-projects/

 

Manufacturing industry at higher risk of cyberattacks thanks to industrial IoT

Industrial IoT devices and Industry 4.0 initiatives are putting the manufacturing industry at higher risk of breaches and attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/manufacturing-industry-at-higher-risk-of-cyberattacks-thanks-to-industrial-iot/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Checking Out Ford's Factory Floor Exoskeletons

The shoulder is the weak link in most physical assembly tasks. At Ford's Detroit plant, they're using EksoVest, which provides up to 15 pounds of assistance to each arm when lifted.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361748/checking-out-fords-factory-floor-exoskeletons?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Fix: Microsoft Visual C++ Hangs During Install

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10386/how-fix-microsoft-visual-c-hangs-during-install

 

9 secrets to keeping your house safe from a burglar

https://www.komando.com/tips/477003/9-secrets-to-keeping-your-house-safe-from-a-burglar

 

Democratic National Committee serves Wikileaks a summons on Twitter

It might be unusual, but a federal judge approved the move as valid and legal.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/11/dnc-serves-wikileaks-twitter/?yptr=yahoo

 

Scary Wi-Fi attack can hack weak passwords with ease

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/wi-fi-password-hack-new-attack-breaks-wpa2-network-security/

 

Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/duo-security-researchers-twitter-bot-or-not-study-unearths-crypto-botnet/

 

This chart shows how far Samsung has to go with its new Galaxy Watch to challenge Apple for smartwatch dominance

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chart-shows-far-samsung-galaxy-213530085.html

 

File Explorer Search Filters Every Windows User Should Know

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

 

How to Enable Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/357937/how-to-enable-windows-defender-application-guard-for-microsoft-edge/

 

How to View Reliability History in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75294-view-reliability-history-windows-10-a.html

 

Makers’ Guide to Boards

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

 

Why Android users might want to consider Microsoft Edge browser over Chrome

With an impressive rating on the Google Play Store, Microsoft Edge may be the browser to use for professionals.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-android-users-might-want-to-consider-microsoft-edge-browser-over-chrome/

 

Across Devices and Around the World, Streaming Video Is King

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and OnDevice Research surveyed worldwide streaming video habits, including live streaming; they found that 70 percent of consumers stream one or more videos every day.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361886/across-devices-and-around-the-world-streaming-video-is-king?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Fix: Microsoft Visual C++ Hangs During Install

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10386/how-fix-microsoft-visual-c-hangs-during-install

 

MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro 2.0 review: Fast image and file backup, with minor foibles

A backup solution that's surprisingly feature-packed, even in its free iteration

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3273410/software/minitool-shadowmaker-20-review.html

 

CAT EXPRESSIONS THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/cat-expressions-theme-windows-10-download/

 

Your cable company will hate you as much as you hate them after you get this $39 box

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/cable-modem-price-discount-on-amazon-comcast-spectrum/

 

Firefox Test Pilot introduces smart ‘Advance’ extension to help you explore the web

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/firefox-test-pilot-introduces-smart-advance-extension-to-help-you-explore-the-web/

 

All the Features the Expected iPhone 9 Budget Phone Is Missing

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/features-expected-iphone-9-budget-080000171.html

 

How to Use Google Tasks: The Complete Guide

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-tasks-guide/

 

What is PunkBuster, and Can I Uninstall It?

https://www.howtohttps://www.pcworld.com/article/3293042/windows/windows-10-insider-updates-reboot-machine-learning.htmlgeek.com/357320/what-is-punkbuster-and-can-i-uninstall-it/

 

How to Change Maximum Storage Size for Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32948-change-maximum-storage-size-recycle-bin-windows-10-a.html

 

Chrome OS 68 Arrives with Material Design 2 Makeover

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/chrome-os/chromebook/165576/chrome-os-68-arrives-material-design-2-makeover?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_DXwLfEeCHGsmQo47ohXoOKtKFnFXLHi1_EzJC8FujQfCbbiXjUOTiAH1pxDvCVa8-b5CXmoKi1CXhjKhfagBdE68UdQ&_hsmi=65118605

 

This rigged charger can hijack your new laptop

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45139397

 

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

 

China Threatens to Hold Apple Hostage

China’s Xi Jinping looks intent on lighting the American company—and his own country—on fire.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/china-threatens-to-hold-apple-hostage?yptr=yahoo

 

How Windows 10 will prevent updates from randomly rebooting your PC: Machine learning

The latest Windows 10 Insider preview builds predict when to install updates by using machine learning to determine if you're at your PC.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3293042/windows/windows-10-insider-updates-reboot-machine-learning.html

 

LOVABLE PUGS THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/lovable-pugs-theme-windows-10-download/

 

Samsung just launched the LTE Galaxy Watch – here’s what you need to know

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/samsung-just-launched-the-lte-galaxy-watch-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Facebook taps banks, but for chatbots not purchase data like Google

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/facebook-banking/

 

Why stop at one? Nvidia’s rumored GTX 1180 might double down on cooling fans

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-stop-one-nvidia-rumored-172526043.html

 

[Fix] Extension could not be Installed Because It is not Compatible with Thunderbird

https://www.askvg.com/fix-extension-could-not-be-installed-because-it-is-not-compatible-with-thunderbird/

 

Walmart Now Has Robots Scanning Store Shelves

http://richontech.tv/2018/03/rich-on-tech-podcast/walmart-shelf-scanning-robots-bossa-nova/

 

How to Set Up a VPN on a Chromebook

Security is a big selling point for Chrome OS, but you still need to protect your Chromebook's web traffic, and for that you need a VPN. The problem is, setting up a VPN on your Chromebook isn't as easy as it could be. Our guide walks you through the process.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361469/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-on-a-chromebook?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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Fri 1350 8/10/2018

A Cyber Axis of Evil is Rewriting the Cyber Kill Chain

https://www.securityweek.com/cyber-axis-evil-rewriting-cyber-kill-chain

 

Ultra-fast, high-capacity SanDisk and Samsung microSD cards are on sale today starting at $31

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/ultra-fast-high-capacity-sandisk-and-samsung-microsd-cards-are-on-sale-today-starting-at-31/

 

Want a Raspberry Pi-powered Mars rover designed by NASA? Here's how to build one

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Open Source Rover Project has published the designs and instructions for building a six-wheeled mini Curiosity rover.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/want-a-raspberry-pi-powered-mars-rover-designed-by-nasa-heres-how-to-build-one/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Use iPhone Auto-Answer

There’s no reason to reach for your iPhone to answer a call. Courtesy of iOS 11, you can tell your iPhone to answer incoming calls automatically.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362262/how-to-use-iphone-auto-answer?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

6 Awesome Projects that Allow You to Run Android on PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/emulator-run-android-on-pc/

 

Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA SSD review: Great performance—with caveats

Chart-topping test results make this SATA SSD a worthy laptop or PC upgrade despite occasional small performance dips.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3286814/storage/seagate-barracuda-25-inch-sata-ssd-review.html

 

Flippy the Burger Flipping Robot Is Now Cooking at the CaliBurger Fast Food Chain

https://ktla.com/2018/03/05/flippy-the-burger-flipping-robot-is-now-cooking-at-the-caliburger-fast-food-chain/

 

What Is An XML File (And How Do I Open One)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/357092/what-is-an-xml-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/

 

An elite Google hacker is directly challenging Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate over $2 million to charity 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elite-google-hacker-directly-challenging-212120398.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Hands-on video review with Windows 10 build 17711

Check out all the latest improvements that Microsoft is planning to rollout with the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update later this year.

https://pureinfotech.com/video-review-windows-10-build-17711/

 

Microsoft Is Exploring New Services to Charge Monthly Fees for Your Desktop

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274759-microsoft-is-exploring-new-services-that-would-charge-a-monthly-fee-for-desktop-usage

 

Leave a comment 0 How to unlock Android's secret menu

https://www.komando.com/tips/391733/how-to-unlock-androids-secret-menu

 

Mail for Windows 10 Picks Up Ink Support

The Mail app that comes with Windows 10 was recently updated to support Windows Ink-based drawing and note-taking capabilities.

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/165407/mail-windows-10-picks-ink-support?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--1jZYuMVxfKfqlrIjTXhYabcx1ErTky5D0QtY0vqjpGG69RWbJQa8b_kr-oGqgq5uoESKVDMm07QEJMqaOBJVOW3LkxA&_hsmi=65061929

 

Hackers found a way to alter sent WhatsApp messages, but don’t freak out just yet

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/whatsapp-hack-fake-app-modify-quotes-chats/

 

Windows 10's buggy updates force you to choose between security and stability, says user group

Sysadmins aren't satisfied with the quality of Windows 10 updates.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10s-buggy-updates-force-you-to-choose-between-security-and-stability-says-user-group/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Smartphone Global Market Share: 2009 to 2018

Our chart tracks smartphone manufacturers globally, from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2018; take a look at which company is in the lead (it might surprise you) and its closest rivals in this very important sector.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362302/smartphone-global-market-share-2009-to-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Opening Graphical Application with Root Permission – gksu Alternatives in Ubuntu 18.04

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gksu-alternatives-ubuntu-bionic/

 

The best Windows backup software  (the last one, Macrium Reflect says version 6, it has been in version 7 for sometime)

The best programs for keeping your data and Windows safely backed up.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3201971/software/best-windows-backup-software.html

 

Why Pay More? $20 Home Security Cam Does the Trick

https://ktla.com/2017/11/08/wyze-20-home-security-camera-review/

 

What You Should Know Before Buying Wi-Fi Cameras

https://www.howtogeek.com/357898/what-you-should-know-before-buying-wi-fi-cameras/

 

Reddit hacked – but don’t give up on 2FA just yet

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/reddit-hacked-but-dont-give-up-on-2fa-just-yet-20184.html#new_tab

 

Microsoft Build 2018: biggest announcements

Here are the most exciting announcements that Microsoft made during its Build 2018 conference.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-build-2018-announcements/

 

Gigabyte Leaks Existence, Backwards Compatibility of 9th Gen Intel Chips

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274811-gigabyte-leaks-existence-backwards-compatibility-of-9th-gen-intel-chips

 

Safely erase your old flash drive

https://www.komando.com/tips/473474/safely-erase-your-old-flash-drive

 

Surface Pro 3 Gets a Single Firmware Update

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/165405/surface-pro-3-gets-single-firmware-update?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--1jZYuMVxfKfqlrIjTXhYabcx1ErTky5D0QtY0vqjpGG69RWbJQa8b_kr-oGqgq5uoESKVDMm07QEJMqaOBJVOW3LkxA&_hsmi=65061929

 

More evidence all three new iPhones will ditch the feature everyone loves

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/new-iphone-2018-release-date-face-id/

 

How to dictate text and speak commands in Windows 10

Need an alternative way to work in Windows 10 beyond your keyboard and mouse? Try your voice.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-dictate-text-and-speak-commands-in-windows-10/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Google 'Speed Update' Now Rolling Out for Everyone

The 'Speed Update' Google first announced in January is now rolling out for all users. Unfortunately, there's no tool that can tell you whether your page will be affected by this new ranking factor.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/358618/google-mobile-search-to-demote-slow-loading-pages?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

What You Should Look Out for When Choosing a Password Manager

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Look Out: Browser Crashing Tech Support Pop-ups Are Back

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/look-out-browser-crashing-tech-support-pop-ups-are-back/

 

Making millions out of prisoners’ email

WHAT A RACKET.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/making-millions-out-of-prisoners-email/

 

Google Android 9.0 “Pie” Features List

htHow Do SSDs Work?tps://www.askvg.com/google-android-9-0-pie-features-list/

 

How Do SSDs Work?

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/210492-extremetech-explains-how-do-ssds-work

 

How to control your apps’ permissions

https://videos.komando.com/watch/13153/how-to-control-your-apps-permissions

 

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

 

It looks like T-Mobile’s TV service could be about to launch

https://bgr.com/2018/08/09/t-mobile-tv-layer3-vs-directv-now/

 

Microsoft OneNote: An insider’s guide (free PDF)

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

 

The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2018

Don't be left without juice just when you need it most. We've tested hundreds of laptops to find the ones that last the longest between charges. These battery-life champs will take you through a day of work, as well as a night on the couch.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400588,00.asp

 

How to Open a docx File without Microsoft Office

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Sync Office 2016 Files with OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113678-turn-off-sync-office-2016-files-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

The Bluetooth “device snooping bug” – what you need to know

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/07/24/the-bluetooth-device-snooping-bug-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Researchers Find Apps Aren’t Recording Your Conversations (But Some Are Grabbing Screenshots)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/researchers-find-apps-arent-recording-your-conversations-but-some-are-grabbing-screenshots/

 

Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/04/news/companies/wells-fargo-mortgage-modification/index.html

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Thunderbird 60.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-thunderbird-latest-version/

 

Intel Launches First Consumer QLC NAND SSD

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274966-intel-launches-first-consumer-qlc-nand-ssd

 

How to get better TV reception

https://www.komando.com/tips/475461/how-to-get-better-tv-reception

 

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

 

The Facebook Watch show ABC debuted today is exactly what more broadcasters should do

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/facebook-watch-shows-need-to-do-more-of-this-like-abc/

 

HostsCK

Seamlessly access and edit Windows' Host file so you manage the list of blocked and allowed websites more efficiently via this application

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

 

BUSTED? A blackhat’s revenge exposes a 2-year old patient data hack that Holland Eye Surgery & Laser Center failed to disclose

A blackhat hacker known as “Lifelock” had claimed Holland Eye Surgery and Laser Center knew about his hack two years ago but failed to disclose it to patients or HHS.  A follow-up investigation by DataBreaches.net uncovered evidence supporting his claim. The evidence has been turned over to federal regulators. 

https://www.databreaches.net/busted-a-blackhats-revenge-exposes-a-2-year-old-patient-data-hack-that-holland-eye-surgery-laser-center-failed-to-disclose/

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Thur 1349 8/09/2018

15 ways to fix Bluetooth pairing problems

https://www.komando.com/tips/469067/15-ways-to-fix-bluetooth-pairing-problems

 

Android Pie: Cheat sheet

Google's Android Pie is rumored to include security upgrades, a multi-camera API, a notch, and much more. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Android 9.0.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-p-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to (Accidentally) Give Someone Else Your PayPal Account

Entering your email address incorrectly might just be a typo, but it can have surprising ramifications.

https://askleo.com/how-to-accidentally-give-someone-else-your-paypal-account/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JHWARzvscpdfbL

 

Palm-branded smartphones could return this year

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/palm-branded-smartphones-could-return-this-year/?yptr=yahoo

 

Direction of Arrival for MATRIX Voice/Creator Using ODAS

This guide shows you how to use the MATRIX Creator or MATRIX Voice with ODAS, a library for direction of arrival, tracking, and much more.

https://www.hackster.io/matrix-labs/direction-of-arrival-for-matrix-voice-creator-using-odas-b7a15b

 

WINDOWS 10’S MAIL APP GETS HANDWRITING SUPPORT

You can finally write emails using a pen with the latest update for the Windows 10's Mail app that includes Windows Ink support — But will you use it?

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-mail-app-handwriting-support/

 

The Worst CPUs Ever Made

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274650-the-worst-cpus-ever-made

 

The rise of fake Amazon reviews — and how to spot them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rise-fake-amazon-reviews-spot-175430368.html

 

Microsoft Monday: Rumor About Monthly Windows Charges, Movies Anywhere Integration, Surface Go Info

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2018/08/06/microsoft-monday-rumor-about-monthly-windows-charges-movies-anywhere-integration-surface-go-info/

 

How to Save Emails (and Other Items) as Files in Microsoft Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/356886/how-to-save-emails-and-other-items-as-files-in-outlook/

 

FreeUndelete

Gets back files in case of accidental deletion regardless if that happened because of accidental deletion, partition or writing errors

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/FreeUndelete.shtml

 

Android apps infected with umm… *Windows* malware

145 ANDROID APPS YANKED FROM OFFICIAL GOOGLE PLAY STORE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/android-apps-infected-windows-malware/

 

What Exactly Is Facebook Doing With AI?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-exactly-is-facebook-doing-with-ai/

 

5 ways to slash your smartphone bills

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

 

Why the EU might force Apple to swap its Lightning connecter for USB

The European Commission is pushing for a common mobile phone charger, which would eliminate Apple's Lightning port.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-eu-might-force-apple-to-swap-its-lightning-connecter-for-usb/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How Do I Get Rid of All this Spam?!?!

If you're not getting spam now, you will soon -- and probably lots of it. What can you do? There's no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_rid_of_all_this_spam/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JHWARzvscpdfbL

 

Firefox Test Pilot introduces smart ‘Advance’ extension to help you explore the web

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/firefox-test-pilot-introduces-smart-advance-extension-to-help-you-explore-the-web/?yptr=yahoo

 

Auto-Dimming for the Raspberry-Pi 7" Touchscreen LCD Display

https://github.com/dandydanny/PiAutoDim

 

How to block ads on Android and iOS devices with Microsoft Edge

You can now use Microsoft Edge to block ads on Android and iOS devices.

https://pureinfotech.com/block-ads-android-ios-devices-microsoft-edge/

 

Intel’s Entire 2018, 2019 CPU Roadmap May Have Just Leaked

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274597-intels-entire-2018-2019-roadmap-may-have-just-leaked

 

Microsoft finishes turning File Explorer dark in latest Windows update

https://www.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-finishes-turning-file-explorer-193759263.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

California Passed $15 An Hour Two Years Ago -- How's It Working?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/08/06/california-passed-15-an-hour-two-years-ago-hows-it-working/

 

Using Android without Google: A (Kind of) Guide

https://www.howtogeek.com/358166/using-android-without-google-a-kind-of-guide/

 

Windows Defender Browser Protection

Make sure phishing attempts and malicious content cannot harm your computer with the help of this Chrome addon that extends Windows Defender's functionality

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Windows-Defender-Browser-Protection.shtml

 

Dixons Carphone admits hack far bigger than originally thought

APPROXIMATELY 10 MILLION PERSONAL RECORDS COULD HAVE BEEN ACCESSED IN SECURITY BREACH.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/dixons-carphone-admits-hack-far-bigger-than-originally-thought/

 

5 of the Best Docking Stations for Your MacBook Pro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-docking-stations-macbook-pros/

 

Why you should wrap your car keys in aluminum foil

https://www.komando.com/tips/471933/why-you-should-wrap-your-car-keys-in-aluminum-foil

 

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-the-most-from-onenote-part-i-a-hidden-office-gem/

 

Why Does My Network Not Work After Resuming from Standby?

Network failures after standby remain common, particularly in older machines. There are a couple of things to try.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-network-not-work-after-resuming-from-standby/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JHWARzvscpdfbL

 

Microsoft decides to support Skype Classic ‘for some time’ after users revolt

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/microsoft-decides-to-support-skype-classic-for-some-time-after-users-revolt/?yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft Discovers Supply Chain Attack at Unnamed Maker of PDF Software

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-discovers-supply-chain-attack-at-unnamed-maker-of-pdf-software/

 

If You’re Using a Free VPN, You’re Being Farmed For Data

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/274548-if-youre-using-a-free-vpn-youre-being-farmed-for-data

 

Laptop buyer's guide: What to get when everything's on sale

Everything you need to know to find the good deals among the mediocre ones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3237951/computers/laptop-buyers-guide.html

 

Apple iOS 12 Confirms Existence Of iPhone X Plus

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/05/apple-iphone-x-plus-iphone-9-se2-release-date-price-cost-specs-upgrade/

 

The Best Firefox Extensions for Managing Tabs

https://www.howtogeek.com/357715/the-best-firefox-extensions-for-managing-tabs/

 

How to Enable AHCI in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22631-enable-ahci-windows-8-windows-10-after-installation.html

 

Phone scam exploits Russian hacking fears

WELL, IT MAKES A CHANGE FROM A REGULAR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SCAM.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/phone-scam-exploits-russian-hacking-fears/

 

How to Send Confidential and Private Email in Gmail

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-confidential-emails-gmail/

 

The most critical thing to do with your printer before selling it

https://www.komando.com/tips/331796/one-critical-thing-to-do-with-your-printer-before-selling-it

 

Getting the most from OneNote, part 2: OneNote 10 is catching up

OneNote lets you tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything. Soon, the Windows Store variant will be the main version of this 'hidden gem'.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/getting-the-most-from-onenote-part-2-onenote-10-is-catching-up/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

TEH 035: Unnecessary, Mean-Spirited, and Harmful

https://tehpodcast.com/teh-035-unnecessary-mean-spirited-and-harmful/

 

Beware: A Deviously Good Verizon Scam

https://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2018/07/26/beware-a-deviously-good-verizon-scam/

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation

https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

 

How the Russian government used disinformation and cyber warfare in 2016 election – an ethical hacker explains

https://theconversation.com/how-the-russian-government-used-disinformation-and-cyber-warfare-in-2016-election-an-ethical-hacker-explains-99989

 

IBM Watson Recommends Unsafe Cancer Treatments

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/274453-ibm-watson-recommends-unsafe-cancer-treatments

 

The best SSDs of 2018

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, what to look for in an SSD, whether you even need an SSD, and more.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3234838/storage/best-ssds.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Win+Ctrl+Enter Shortcut Key to Turn Narrator On or Off in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113756-enable-disable-shortcut-key-start-narrator-windows-10-a.html

 

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

 

Reminder: Your Smart TV is Almost Certainly Spying on You

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/reminder-your-smart-tv-is-almost-certainly-spying-on-you/

 

Judge in AT&T Case Ignored ‘Economics and Common Sense,’ Government Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/technology/att-time-warner-merger-appeal.html?emc=edit_th_180807&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370807

 

How to Add Safe Boot to Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-safe-boot-windows10-boot-options/

 

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

 

Installing Windows apps on Linux is about to get easier with Winepak

Jack Wallen discusses how the installation of Windows apps will soon no longer be a barrier to entry, thanks to Winepak.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/installing-windows-apps-on-linux-is-about-to-get-a-lot-easier/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

3D-Printed Guns Are Only the Tip of the DIY Iceberg

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/274499-3d-printed-guns-are-only-the-tip-of-the-diy-iceberg

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Hisense's Absurd 100-Inch Laser TV Turned Me Into a Big Screen Believer

https://gizmodo.com/hisenses-absurd-100-inch-laser-tv-turned-me-into-a-big-1826678649

 

Microsoft Joins Movies Anywhere at Last

https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/microsoft-movies-and-tv/165271/microsoft-joins-movies-anywhere-last?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8BmG2KUiRJ5V4WcV-ejmJRFmZ6PrBvLzjs-NnZKRLW9gOIM5ELJSOqtkqlFMQdMxgaeux3iUNMhveK5MrihUjD-n2fqg&_hsmi=64992859

 

Apple's Windows migration tool can transfer more info in Mojave

You'll likely be able to move user accounts, documents, email, contacts and calendars.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/06/apple-windows-migration-tool-transfer-more-info-mojave/?yptr=yahoo

 

Black Hat 2018: What to Expect

Black Hat puts hackers and industry under one roof for a week of new digital attacks and defenses. Here's what we look forward to seeing at Black Hat 2018.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362963/black-hat-2018-what-to-expect?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google just removed over 100 apps infected with Windows malware

Most of them contained a keylogger

https://static.techspot.com/news/75845-google-removed-over-100-apps-infected-windows-malware.html

 

Recover deleted photos, videos and documents

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

 

Gmail's Problematic Confidential Mode

https://blog.knowbe4.com/gmails-problematic-confidential-mode

 

How to add Chrome and Firefox to Timeline on Windows 10

If you Chrome or Firefox, you can use this extension to ingrate the browser to the Windows 10 new Timeline feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-chrome-firefox-timeline-windows-10/

 

What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2474684/computers/what-to-do-when-your-laptops-touchpad-stops-working.html

 

Apple says, yes, the new MacBook Pro is throttling, but here’s the fix

Fix address a software bug in the MacBookPro firmware that affected processor speed.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3292257/macbook/macos-high-sierra-supplemental-update-macbook-pro.html

 

Everything you need to know about the Alcantara fabric on Surface PCs

Microsoft makes a number of high-profile products for its Surface lineup that feature "Alcantara" fabric, including the new Surface Go. But what exactly is Alcantara?

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-is-alcantara-microsoft-surface

 

How to View the System Log on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/356942/how-to-view-the-system-log-on-a-mac/

 

There's no longer an excuse for late Android updates: If this tiny smartphone company can support Android P on the same day as Google, so can everyone else

  - The Essential Phone is the only Android phone in recent memory that has received Google's latest version of Android at the same time as Google's own Pixel devices. 

  - It shows that there's no longer any excuse for Android phones getting Android updates several months after they're released. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-no-longer-excuse-android-164547608.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-linux-makes-life-easier/

 

Apple's Q3: Sales boom, Apple Pay expands to CVS and 7-Eleven

Apple Pay surpassed 1 billion transactions in Q3, outperforming Square and PayPal.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-q3-sales-boom-apple-pay-expands-to-cvs-and-7-eleven/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft’s Working to Bring Back the ‘Compact View’ to Modern Skype

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/165224/microsofts-working-bring-back-compact-view-modern-skype?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8BmG2KUiRJ5V4WcV-ejmJRFmZ6PrBvLzjs-NnZKRLW9gOIM5ELJSOqtkqlFMQdMxgaeux3iUNMhveK5MrihUjD-n2fqg&_hsmi=64992859

 

Samsung is building a high-speed 4TB SSD for everyone

The cutting-edge drives "will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs," it said.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/07/samsung-4tb-consumer-hard-drives/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Switch to a New Password Manager

Are you itching to try one of the best password managers but not looking forward to the process of getting all your data ported over from a second-string app? Switching isn't as hard as you might think. Just follow these simple steps.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/357964/how-to-switch-to-a-new-password-manager?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

CCleaner update removed following outcry over privacy concerns

More problems for the popular system-cleaning tool

https://static.techspot.com/news/75826-ccleaner-updated-removed-following-outcry-over-privacy-concerns.html

 

5 essential tech options for your new car

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

 

Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

https://blog.knowbe4.com/yes-googles-security-key-is-hackable

 

How to send texts from Windows 10 PC using Android Messages for web

You can now send and recieve rich text messages from your PC using the web version of Messages for Android.

https://pureinfotech.com/send-texts-windows-10-pc-android-messages-web/

 

AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Don't buy an AM4 motherboard for your AMD Ryzen processor until you read this.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3175005/computers/amd-ryzen-motherboards-explained-the-crucial-differences-in-every-am4-chipset.html

 

Make any old PC feel brand new again with 120GB and 240GB SSDs starting at $35

https://bgr.com/2018/08/07/best-ssd-drive-for-windows-pc-amazon-sale-sandisk/

 

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/27/silicon-valley-spies-china-russia-219071

 

What You Should Know Before Insuring Your Tech Gear

https://www.howtogeek.com/358278/how-to-insure-your-tech-gear/

 

Amazon is addressing one of the most irritating things about Alexa, and it could be critical to maintaining dominance over Google

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-worked-solution-one-most-094131242.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How to Block Applications in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-applications-windows10/

 

Why GenX and Baby Boomers are the most cybersecure employees

Older employees are more likely to follow company cybersecurity policies than younger ones, according to an ObserveIT report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-genx-and-baby-boomers-are-the-most-cybersecure-employees/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon Echo Data Leaks, Shows Poor Engagement

https://www.thurrott.com/smart-home/165334/amazon-alexa-data-leaks-shows-poor-engagement?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--LmBw_ifSauxLFZwRksXd5ue1gkpjHMlEKSms3mcQp3WCGI4gpglz3E5Bt7rB_ERO7AnaNzBlhT1tNMgOoWse4R2OgGg&_hsmi=65031163

 

AMD's wild 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip goes on sale

It's yours for a mere $1,799.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/06/amd-32-core-ryzen-threadripper-on-sale/?yptr=yahoo

 

12 Tips for Staying Safe and Secure on Twitter

Twitter is great for interacting with niche audiences and specific fandoms, but it's also full of abuse and harassment. Here's how to protect yourself while tweeting.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362832/12-tips-for-staying-safe-and-secure-on-twitter?ipmat&&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14#x3D;349907&ipmtype=5?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

New Android Pie Improves CPU, Battery, 'Wellbeing'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10383/new-android-pie-improves-cpu-battery-wellbeing

 

Windows 7 Wins Back Some Gamers, Steam Data Reveals

Valve publishes new OS adoption figures for Steam

While Windows 10 remains the most popular desktop operating system for gamers, Windows 7 isn’t giving up the fight either, and new data shows that the 2009 platform is actually on the rise.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-7-wins-back-some-gamers-steam-data-reveals-522202.shtml

 

Second Quarter 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects [INFOGRAPHIC]

https://blog.knowbe4.com/q2-2018-top-clicked-phishing-email-subjects

 

A Marketing Firm's Data Breach Has Put Hundreds of Millions of People's Personal Info at Risk

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/exactis-data-breach-has-put-hundreds-of-millions-of-peo-1827212089

 

AMD brings overclocking to the masses with its Ryzen B450 chipset

The newest mainstream Ryzen chipset offers features Intel doesn't.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3292932/components-processors/amd-launches-ryzen-b450-chipset.html

 

Phishing attacks increase by half, report

Mimecast second annual State of Email security report reveals double digit growth in impersonation attacks

Half of all businesses have seen the volume of phishing attacks increase over the last twelve months, according to the latest State of Email Security report by Mimecast. 40% of saw the volume of impersonation attacks rise, the report adds.

http://www.itp.net/617609-phishing-attacks-increase-by-half,-report

 

Sinister Emojis & Critical Oracle Patch Among New Cybersecurity Worries

Emojis have become the bait-of-choice for scammers.

https://www.cutimes.com/2018/07/20/sinister-emojis-critical-oracle-patch-among-new-cy/

 

Binge Watching Shows Kills What Makes TV Special (And It’s Also Bad for You)

https://www.howtogeek.com/357909/binge-watching-shows-kills-what-makes-tv-special-and-its-also-bad-for-you/

 

How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/37060-turn-off-bitlocker-operating-system-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

Your Location Data May Be Used to Set Pricepoint for Airfare and Other Items

https://www.maketecheasier.com/location-data-pricepoint-airfare/

 

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to delete activity history from your Timeline

With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, everything you do on your devices is being tracked and saved for the Timeline. Here is how you can delete that information.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-april-2018-update-how-to-delete-activity-history-from-your-timeline/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Tip: Link Your MSA to Movies Anywhere, Get a Free Movie

https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/microsoft-movies-and-tv/165330/tip-link-msa-movies-anywhere-get-free-movie?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--LmBw_ifSauxLFZwRksXd5ue1gkpjHMlEKSms3mcQp3WCGI4gpglz3E5Bt7rB_ERO7AnaNzBlhT1tNMgOoWse4R2OgGg&_hsmi=65031163

 

Apple Music's 'Friends Mix' is a playlist of your pals' top tunes

It refreshes every Monday based on your social circle's listening habits.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/07/apple-music-friends-mix/?yptr=yahoo

 

Online Privacy Fears Have Not Eased Up in 2018

More than half of respondents recently polled ranked hackers their top privacy concern, followed by companies collecting and sharing their personal data, and online surveillance by the US and foreign governments.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362929/online-privacy-fears-have-not-eased-up-in-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

US Military Bans Fitness Trackers, Citing Spy Risk

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10384/us-military-bans-fitness-trackers-citing-spy-risk

 

RAR Streamer

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Compression-tools/RAR-Streamer.shtml

 

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/

 

Parasite HTTP RAT cooks up a stew of stealthy tricks

https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/parasite-http-rat-cooks-stew-stealthy-tricks

 

16 simple, yet powerful Excel functions you need to know

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2995399/software-productivity/15-simple-yet-powerful-excel-functions-you-need-to-know.html

 

Why phones are getting even more expensive

https://www.cnet.com/au/videos/why-phones-are-getting-even-more-expensive/

 

Beware of freebies on internet, Kaspersky Lab warns

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/07/beware-of-freebies-on-internet-kaspersky-lab-warns/

 

Criminals Can Steal Your Phone Number. Here’s How to Stop Them

https://www.howtogeek.com/358352/criminals-can-steal-your-phone-number.-heres-how-to-stop-them/

 

How to Fix 'You've been signed in with a temporary profile' Error in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48012-fix-youve-been-signed-temporary-profile-windows-10-a.html

 

The Unusual Desktop Shortcut Malware, and How It Works

https://www.maketecheasier.com/desktop-shortcut-malware-how-it-works/

 

Microsoft's Your Phone app syncs photos from your Android to your PC

Microsoft's Build 17728 is testing a new feature to boost productivity for Android and PC users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsofts-your-phone-app-syncs-photos-from-your-android-to-your-pc/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Google Releases Android 9 ‘Pie’

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/165302/google-releases-android-9-pie?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--LmBw_ifSauxLFZwRksXd5ue1gkpjHMlEKSms3mcQp3WCGI4gpglz3E5Bt7rB_ERO7AnaNzBlhT1tNMgOoWse4R2OgGg&_hsmi=65031163

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This could change everything: Bills would boost research into radically new way of computing

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2018/08/07/could-change-everything-bills-congress-boost-research-radically-new-way-computing

 

The FCC just admitted it lied about a cyberattack to avoid net neutrality comments

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/fcc-net-neutrality-comments-lol/

 

Clean Unwanted Programs off Your Mac with CleanApp

https://lifehacker.com/clean-unwanted-programs-off-your-mac-with-cleanapp-1827307071

 

How to Fix Blurry Fonts on macOS Mojave (With Subpixel Antialiasing)

https://www.howtogeek.com/358596/how-to-fix-blurry-fonts-on-macos-mojave-with-subpixel-antialiasing/

 

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad Screen on Your Windows PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mirror-iphone-screen-on-windows

 

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44809152

 

Amazon is addressing one of the most irritating things about Alexa, and it could be critical to maintaining dominance over Google

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-worked-solution-one-most-094131242.html

 

Microsoft Surface Go

https://www.pcmag.com/review/362345/microsoft-surface-go

 

How to quickly share files, photos, and links on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it super easy to share files, photos, and links with other people — Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/share-files-photos-links-windows-10/

 

List of Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95922-generic-product-keys-install-windows-10-editions.html

 

Help! My heatsink fan is running erratic

TechRepublic member sallad61 cleaned the inside of their computer, and now their heatsink is making a noise. Can you offer advice or tips to help this fellow member?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/help-my-heatsink-fan-is-running-erratic/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Find free public domain movies

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

 

NVMe SSDs: Everything you need to know about this insanely fast storage

The new wave of memory-based storage blows away the older generations.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2899351/storage/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nvme.html

 

Google is releasing the finished version of Android Pie today

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-p-release-date-pixel-devices-how-to-download/

 

Dim Your Browser With Deluminate for Google Chrome

https://lifehacker.com/dim-your-browser-with-deluminate-for-google-chrome-1827295863

 

How to Automate Common Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/357781/update-how-to-run-common-maintenance-tasks-automatically-in-windows/

 

How to Flush the DNS Cache on Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/flush-dns-cache-mac/

 

The State of Security

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/

 

Why AMD Raised the Top Price on Its Updated Threadripper Chip

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-amd-raised-top-price-160455623.html

 

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/362266/acer-chromebook-11-2018

 

How to add a name to a Start menu folder on Windows 10

Windows 10 now lets you name each folder you create in the Start menu, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-name-start-menu-folder-windows-10/

 

This Is One Feature I’d Like to See in Windows 10 Redstone

A dark theme for Notepad would be a Godsend

After so many years of completely ignoring Notepad, Microsoft has finally started working on a handful of improvements, all of them supposed to give this little yet extremely popular app a modern touch.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/this-is-one-feature-i-d-like-to-see-in-windows-10-redstone-6-522209.shtml

 

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

 

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

https://www.komando.com/columns/474158/5-amazon-obscure-settings-you-should-change-now

 

‘Classic’ Skype gets a stay of execution from Microsoft after users protest

It’s proof that if enough customers make their voices heard, Microsoft will listen.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295996/skype/classic-skype-gets-a-stay-of-execution-from-microsoft-after-users-protest.html

 

Amazon’s best-selling waterproof Bluetooth speaker just dropped to $19.99, a new all-time low

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/best-selling-bluetooth-speaker-on-amazon-discount/

 

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps 2018

https://lifehacker.com/lifehacker-pack-for-mac-our-list-of-the-essential-mac-635303836

 

Electric vs. Gas-Powered Yard Equipment: What You Should Know

https://www.howtogeek.com/358152/electric-vs.-gas-powered-yard-equipment-what-you-should-know/

 

How to Change the Voice of Your Google Assistant

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-voice-of-google-assistant/

 

1.3 million online fashion shoppers exposed after data breach at UK ecommerce provider

BRANDS AFFECTED INCLUDE JADED LONDON, AX PARIS, AND PERFECT HANDBAGS.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/online-fashion-shoppers-exposed-ecommerce-breach/

 

Windows 10 in S Mode rubs me the wrong way

https://www.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-mode-rubs-wrong-131510018.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

How to Manage, Sync, and Share Files in Microsoft OneDrive

Do you have a bunch of files taking up space on your computer? With Microsoft OneDrive, you can sync them in the cloud and share them with friends and family.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362307/how-to-manage-sync-and-share-files-in-microsoft-onedrive?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Surface Go vs. Chromebooks: Which should you buy?

Chromebooks are taking over, and Microsoft's new Surface Go aims to halt that.

https://www.androidcentral.com/surface-go-vs-chromebooks

 

Savvy DOCX Recovery

Fix data from damaged and corrupt Microsoft Word 2007-2013 formats, more specifically DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, and DOTM, using automatic recovery methods

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Quick-Word-Recovery.shtml

 

Gorilla Glass 6 is the strongest, toughest smartphone glass yet

The newest version of Corning's Gorilla Glass makes it easier than ever for manufacturers to use all-glass backs on smartphones, enabling better data transmission rates and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gorilla-glass-6-is-the-strongest-toughest-smartphone-glass-yet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

 

UK university domains spoofed in massive fraud campaign targeting suppliers

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/uk-university-domains-spoofed-in-massive-fraud-campaign-targeting-suppliers-20123.html#new_tab

 

Google mistakenly leaks Pixel 3 launch date (and confirms it’ll copy Apple again)

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/pixel-3-xl-release-date-leak-october-4th-announcement-date/

 

How to Get Apple's 'Quick Look' Feature in Windows 10

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-apples-quick-look-feature-in-windows-10-1827277007

 

How to Use ADB and Fastboot on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/358285/how-to-use-adb-and-fastboot-on-a-chromebook/

 

How to Access Network Files From Your iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-network-files-from-ipad/

 

‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone Numbers

California authorities say a 20-year-old college student hijacked more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million, including some from cryptocurrency investors at a blockchain conference Consensus.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3q7mz/hacker-allegedly-stole-millions-bitcoin-sim-swapping

 

Here's how the new Gmail compares to the old version — and how to make the switch today

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-gmail-design-vs-old-version-how-to-switch-2018-8

 

Hidden Tricks Inside Microsoft's Translator App

If you're in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and want to communicate with others, this app can help you with on-the-go translations.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362157/hidden-tricks-inside-microsoft-s-translator-app?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Report Suggests U.S. 2018 iPhones will Miss Out on Key Feature

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/07/reports-suggests-us-2018-iphones-will-miss-out-on-key-feature/

 

How to Enable or Disable Including Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-enable-disable-driver-updates-windows-update-windows-10-a.html

 

The coolest tech gadgets for back-to-school

Students are heading back to school, and whether they're in high school or college, there's interesting new tech that might help them in their studies.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-coolest-tech-gadgets-for-back-to-school/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Sim Swap Fraud – A Victim’s Perspective

https://theantisocialengineer.com/2018/07/23/sim-swap-fraud-a-victims-perspective/

 

One clear sign your Android has a virus

https://www.komando.com/tips/311236/one-clear-sign-your-android-has-a-virus

 

Prison inmates hacked tablets to earn $225,000 in credits

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/prison-inmates-hacked-tablets-to-earn-225000-in-credits-20164.html#new_tab

 

Apple reportedly just made a big change to its iPhone plans for 2019

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/apple-iphone-2019-oled-displays-new-plan/

 

Qualcomm’s Modems May Not Appear in Apple’s 2018 iPhones

https://marketrealist.com/2018/08/qualcomms-modems-may-not-appear-in-apples-2018-iphones

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There's an easy trick for locating your lost AirPods — here's how to use it

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/how-to-find-lost-airpods-apple-find-my-iphone-2018-8-1027431068

 

The Best Battery Life Laptops of 2018

Don't be left without juice just when you need it most. We've tested hundreds of laptops to find the ones that last the longest between charges. These battery-life champs will take you through a day of work, as well as a night on the couch.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400588,00.asp

 

What is EasyAntiCheat.exe, and Why Is It On My Computer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/358756/what-is-easyanticheat.exe-and-why-is-it-on-my-computer/

 

Why You Should Regularly Check Your Internet Speeds

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-regularly-check-your-internet-speeds-1827367534

 

4 of the Best Online Summarizer Tools to Shorten Text

https://www.maketecheasier.com/5-useful-tools-to-summarize-articles-online/

 

US Orgs Overly Optimistic About Cyber-Readiness

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/us-orgs-more-realistic-in-judging/

 

Why Do Windows Updates Mess Up My Computer?

We hear of Windows Update messing up computers. I'll look through one scenario and offer some advice and a reminder: it's not your fault.

https://askleo.com/why-do-windows-updates-mess-up-my-computer/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JN.IWehqQpdfbL

 

[Tip] Enable New “Material Design Refresh” UI on New Tab Page in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-new-material-design-refresh-ui-on-new-tab-page-in-google-chrome/

 

The best and worst US states for protecting online privacy

As the concern for data privacy grows, new data from Comparitech identified the best states for online privacy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-best-and-worst-us-states-for-protecting-online-privacy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft tops list of brands impersonated by phishers

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/07/18/phishers-impersonate-microsoft/

 

FISH AND CORALS THEME FOR WINDOWS (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/fish-corals-theme-windows-download/

 

Is Linux Still a Threat to Windows?

The days when Linux and Windows were enemies are long gone

There was a time when Windows and Linux were fierce enemies, and fans of the open-source world simply hated Microsoft’s operating system mostly as a result of the company’s attitude towards OSS.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/is-linux-still-a-threat-to-windows-522194.shtml

 

Acer’s New Business Chromebooks Arrive in September

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/chrome-os/chromebook/165084/acers-new-business-chromebooks-arrive-september?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8OMGnRHDVWdaZqZyhxsGJybr9-ki6TvM9NWI77qvykLC7lyyjgf_r6SSPptyGbk2xky18m25XBfUTODXa_LKp2W1hgXQ&_hsmi=64935872

 

IPhone Chipmaker Races to Recover After Crippling Computer Virus

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-chipmaker-races-recover-crippling-105708838.html

 

3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

https://www.komando.com/columns/473070/3-new-online-marketplaces-better-than-craigslist

 

Watch Out for This Chrome Tech Support Scam

Scammers are never one to miss an opportunity on the internet, and a Google Chrome browser bug has presented a potentially very lucrative one. Read the details here and don't fall for this underhanded scare tactic.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362300/watch-out-for-this-chrome-tech-support-scam?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Access Hidden Chrome Features and Settings Using the Chrome:// Pages

https://www.howtogeek.com/104631/find-hidden-features-on-chromes-internal-chrome-pages/

 

Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App's 'Savings Catcher' 

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-always-use-the-walmart-apps-savings-catc-1827359136

 

How to Thoroughly Dry Out Your Wet Electronics

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dry-out-wet-electronics/

 

A Cyber Axis of Evil is Rewriting the Cyber Kill Chain

The cyber kill chain employed by advanced adversaries is changing. Defenders need to evolve their defensive strategies to meet the new challenge; and they need to develop silent hunting skills.

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/3/edit/3186127448

 

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You’ve Been Surfing Porn Sites?

Porn spam doesn't mean anyone did anything illicit. Everyone gets spam, and some of it is porn. Lack of spam doesn't imply you've been good, either.

https://askleo.com/does_getting_porn_spam_mean_that_youve_been_surfing_porn_sites/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JN.IWehqQpdfbL

 

[Tip] Enable Option to Customize New Tab Page Background in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-option-to-customize-new-tab-page-background-in-google-chrome/

 

Quantum computing: Seven truths you need to know

Experts spell out exactly what quantum computers will be used for and whether they will replace conventional number crunchers.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/quantum-computing-seven-truths-you-need-to-know/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/04/10-useful-gmail-settings-youll-wish-knew-sooner.html

 

BABY ANIMALS THEME FOR WINDOWS (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/baby-animals-theme-windows-download/

 

ProgDVB Network Edition

A complex and efficient application designed to offer you a simple means of watching TV or listening to the radio on your computer

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Radio-TV-Player/ProgDVB-Network-Edition.shtml

 

Gallery: Comparing Surface Go, Surface 3, and Surface Pro

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/165020/gallery-comparing-surface-go-surface-3-surface-pro?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8OMGnRHDVWdaZqZyhxsGJybr9-ki6TvM9NWI77qvykLC7lyyjgf_r6SSPptyGbk2xky18m25XBfUTODXa_LKp2W1hgXQ&_hsmi=64935872

 

The best Intel processors

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/building-pc-best-intel-processors-141512746.html

 

A great source of free audiobooks

https://www.komando.com/downloads/244540/a-great-source-of-free-audiobooks

 

Sonos Beam

https://www.pcmag.com/review/362290/sonos-beam

 

Nest Cameras Are Useless Without a Nest Aware Subscription

https://www.howtogeek.com/358553/nest-cameras-are-useless-without-a-nest-aware-subscription/

 

Upgrade Your Phone's Fingerprint Lock With No Special Software

https://lifehacker.com/upgrade-your-phones-fingerprint-lock-with-no-special-so-1827318733

 

How to Add Custom Startup Programs to Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-custom-startup-programs-windows10/

 

Virtual Case Notes: How I Nearly Fell for Email Trick Russians Used Against Clinton Campaign

https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2018/07/virtual-case-notes-how-i-nearly-fell-email-trick-russians-used-against-clinton-campaign

 

Why I (Still) Don’t Like Challenge/Response Spam Blockers

An error caused my newsletter to come "From" the wrong address. Flooded with challenge/response mails, I wonder: what other messages are you missing?

https://askleo.com/why-i-still-dont-like-challenge-response-spam-blockers/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JN.IWehqQpdfbL

 

How to tell if Windows 10 Home or Pro is right for you

How do all the versions of Windows 10 differ?

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-pc-product-edition-comparison

 

Google pledges to foil phishing attacks with new Titan Security Key

If you trust Google, this is the second-factor security key for you.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-pledges-to-foil-phishing-attacks-with-new-titan-security-key/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

ASUS' Android Go phone comes to the US for $110

It's a Best Buy exclusive.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/05/asus-android-live-l1-reaches-us/?yptr=yahoo

 

5 Tips for Legal Departments After Russian Hacker Indictment Around US Elections

This week's indictment is a reminder that cyber dangers are still very real and provide some teachable moments for in-house counsel.

https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/07/17/5-tips-for-legal-departments-after-russian-hacker-indictment-around-u-s-elections/

 

Talking All Things Apple on the Apple Bitz XL Podcast with Brian Tong

http://richontech.tv/2018/07/media-appearances/rich-demuro-brian-tong-apple-bitz-xl-podcast/

 

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/17159-add-safe-mode-boot-options-windows-10-a.html

 

3 trends hackers at Black Hat and DEFCON are watching

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-trends-hackers-black-hat-defcon-watching-104212581.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

10 clever Gmail settings that will fix your inbox once and for all

https://www.komando.com/tips/470580/10-clever-gmail-settings-that-will-fix-your-inbox-once-and-for-all

 

What Is America's TV Platform of Choice?

Choices for TV viewing in the US have multiplied exponentially in recent years, thanks to streaming video. But of all the choices, Netflix reigns supreme among millennials and viewers in general.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362279/what-is-americas-tv-platform-of-choice?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Merge and Split Tables and Cells in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/358348/how-to-merge-and-split-table-cells-and-tables-in-word/

 

How Apple's New Software Turned My Life Upside Down

https://gizmodo.com/how-apples-new-software-turned-my-life-upside-down-1827238388

 

10 Ways to Expand Your PC’s Storage without Deleting Anything

https://www.maketecheasier.com/expand-pc-storage-without-deleting-anything/

 

Another Hacking Scandal? Russians could be behind 'cyber caliphate'

https://blog.knowbe4.com/another-hacking-scandal-russians-could-be-behind-cyber-caliphate

 

Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords

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

 

Windows 10 April 2018 Update 4 months on: Has it improved?

Windows 10 Version 1803 was arguably buggier than previous Windows 10 releases. So, four months on, have things improved?

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-april-2018-update-4-months-has-it-improved

 

Raspberry Pi gets supercharged for AI by Google's Edge TPU Accelerator

The new accelerator for machine-learning models promises to deliver performance far beyond what is possible on an unaided Pi.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-gets-supercharged-for-ai-by-googles-edge-tpu-accelerator/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How did a postal worker and his friends pull off a $100K money order scheme?

https://www.freep.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/05/postal-worker-100-k-money-orders-scheme/910560002/

 

First Look: Microsoft’s Surface Go – The Tablet for the First Line

https://www.petri.com/first-impressions-microsofts-surface-go-the-tablet-for-the-front-line?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8OMGnRHDVWdaZqZyhxsGJybr9-ki6TvM9NWI77qvykLC7lyyjgf_r6SSPptyGbk2xky18m25XBfUTODXa_LKp2W1hgXQ&_hsmi=64935872

 

A New Anti-Virus App Uses Artificial Intelligence to Protect Your Computer

https://ktla.com/2018/07/23/cylance-antivirus-review-artificial-intelligence/

 

How to Enable or Disable NTFS File Encryption in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/97782-enable-disable-ntfs-file-encryption-windows.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

 

Inside Amazon's $100M Push to Put Alexa Everywhere

Zain Gulamali manages the $100 million Alexa Fund. We talked to him after a recent technology scouting workshop in LA about the future of Amazon's personal digital assistant.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362224/inside-amazons-100m-push-to-put-alexa-everywhere?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

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How to fix hard drive problems on Windows 10

If you're experiencing weird problems using Windows 10, it could be related to hard drive issues — Here's how to check and fix them.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-hard-drive-problems-windows-10/

 

AT&T-Time Warner Ruling Asks Us to Trust AT&T

Judge Richard Leon agrees to let AT&T buy content producer Time Warner with no conditions. In doing so, the court builds another giant monster to do battle with other monsters.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/361806/at-t-time-warner-ruling-asks-us-to-trust-at-t?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Improved OneDrive for Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/onedrive/164770/microsoft-starts-rolling-improved-onedrive-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mqn7z6vyzzZNS_5pFeDX11xYUlQf1nV8UX_OcxZLP8lR0gJtZbTIXeDNdDt4kJRB_NAIAkV9tu5z3tnNmLB_dCnmyPg&_hsmi=64868129

 

Bluetooth security: Flaw could allow nearby attacker to grab your private data

Patches incoming for Bluetooth bug that could affected Apple, Intel, Broadcom, and some Android devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/bluetooth-security-flaw-could-allow-nearby-attacker-to-grab-your-private-data/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft Surface Go review: Bringing the fun back to Windows

Microsoft has exceeded our expectations with the Surface Go delivering a fun, high-performing mini-tablet PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-go

 

How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint and Facial Recognition on Your Phone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-disable-fingerprint-and-facial-recogniti-1827454157

 

Microsoft Begins Testing New Features for Office on Android

Office Insider update now available on Android

Microsoft has released another update for Office insiders on Android, as the company previews the August 2018 rollout ahead of the public launch.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-begins-testing-new-features-for-office-on-android-522203.shtml

 

What is an RFID blocker and how can it protect you?

https://www.komando.com/tips/468245/what-is-rfid-and-how-can-it-protect-you

 

Everything New in Notepad in Windows 10 Redstone 5

https://www.howtogeek.com/359042/everything-new-in-notepad-in-windows-10-redstone-5/

 

Microsoft Takes Top Spot in Inaugural Phishers’ Favorites Top 25 List

https://www.vadesecure.com/en/phishers-favorites-q2-2018/

 

How to Configure Your Mac’s Firewall Correctly

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-mac-firewall-correctly/

 

Google's Pixel 3 Has A Serious Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/04/google-pixel-3-xl-performance-specs-ram-release-date-cost-price-pixel2/

 

What changed on Apple’s new MacBook Pro (and why you’ll care)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/changed-apple-macbook-pro-why-201544841.html

 

Cyber Attack Trends

2018 Mid-Year Report

https://pages.checkpoint.com/rs/750-DQH-528/images/cyber-attach-trends-mid-year-report-2018.pdf

 

Charting the Rise and Fall of Teen Social Media Popularity

Comparing Pew Research Center's Teens, Social Media & Technology reports from 2015 and 2018 highlights some massive shifts: Instagram and Snapchat are up, Facebook is down, and YouTube is king among US teens.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361755/charting-the-rise-and-fall-of-teen-social-media-popularity?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

A Dual-SIM iPhone Could Be Coming Soon

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/164761/dual-sim-iphone-coming-soon?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mqn7z6vyzzZNS_5pFeDX11xYUlQf1nV8UX_OcxZLP8lR0gJtZbTIXeDNdDt4kJRB_NAIAkV9tu5z3tnNmLB_dCnmyPg&_hsmi=64868129

 

How Facebook's low-Earth satellite could boost connectivity, improve remote work

Facebook creates high-speed satellite broadband to compete for popularity with others like SpaceX and OneWeb.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-facebooks-low-earth-satellite-could-boost-connectivity-improve-remote-work/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Surface Go: Which should you buy?

These two Surface devices are similar, though you should know the main differences before buying.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-pro-vs-surface-go-which-should-you-buy

 

How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-free-up-space-on-your-iphone-1827454635

 

Maxthon

User-friendly web browser that comes with support for private browsing, also featuring an ad blocker, split screen view, mouse gestures, a download manager and more

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Maxthon-3.shtml

 

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

 

What Is A Local Area Network (LAN)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/353283/what-is-a-local-area-network-lan/

 

GandCrab: The New King of Ransomware?

Cryptominers have plateaued, GandCrab is the new king of ransomware, adware -- surprise! -- is as prolific as ever, and VPNFilter might herald a new genre of sophisticated multi-purpose malware. These are some of the conclusions drawn from the Malwarebytes Cybercrime tactics and techniques report for Q2, 2018.

https://www.securityweek.com/grandcrab-new-king-ransomware

 

How the Anubis Android Malware Steals Money from Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/anubis-android-malware-steals-money-from-users/

 

Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/04/microsoft-windows-10-subscription-cost-price-upgrade-update-windows-7-8/

 

SSD vs. HDD

https://www.yahoo.com/news/battle-between-ssd-vs-hdd-221508697.html

 

Effective Social Engineering Matters More than Zero-Days

https://blog.knowbe4.com/effective-social-engineering-matters-more-than-zero-days

 

Intel's First Dedicated Graphics Cards to Launch in 2020

The high-end discrete graphics cards will reportedly target the PC gaming market and data centers, putting pressure on AMD and Nvidia. Intel hired a former AMD exec to lead the effort.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361808/intels-first-dedicated-graphics-cards-to-launch-in-2020?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google Just Took a Huge Shot at Windows and Mac in New Chromebook Ad

https://www.thurrott.com/google/164688/google-just-took-huge-shot-windows-mac-new-chromebook-ad?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mqn7z6vyzzZNS_5pFeDX11xYUlQf1nV8UX_OcxZLP8lR0gJtZbTIXeDNdDt4kJRB_NAIAkV9tu5z3tnNmLB_dCnmyPg&_hsmi=64868129

 

Top executives often defy security best practices: Here are their worst offenses

Some 93% of CEOs keep a copy of their work on personal devices, adding to company security risks, according to a Code42 report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-executives-often-defy-security-best-practices-here-are-their-worst-offenses/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111633-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-connected-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Send Android Messages From a Web Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-send-android-messages-from-a-web-browser-1827430874

 

City of Alamogordo victim of $250,000 email scam

https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/news/crime/2018/07/17/alamogordo-bilked-out-250-000-email-scam/794496002/

 

5 smartphone apps that might be spying on you

https://www.komando.com/tips/467578/5-smartphone-apps-that-might-be-spying-on-you

 

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/358868/how-to-speed-up-your-chromebook/

 

Gov't Staff Revert to Typewriters After Ransomware Attack

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10382/govt-staff-revert-typewriters-after-ransomware-attack

 

Why Website Password Restrictions Do Not Keep You Safe

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-password-restrictions-dont-keep-you-safe/

 

Google Roundup: Five New Features And Enhancements For Google's Apps

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/08/05/google-roundup-five-new-features-and-enhancements-for-googles-apps/

 

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/record-screen-iphone-ipad-ios-141555189.html

 

Ransomware Mid-Year Update: It’s Worse Than Ever

https://blog.knowbe4.com/ransomware-mid-year-update-its-worse-than-ever

 

The Best Amazon Alexa Skills

Trick out your Amazon Echo with the coolest and most useful skills in Alexa's arsenal. From news and local information to games, shopping, and travel, we've pulled together all the skills you'll want in 10 top categories.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/352136/the-best-amazon-alexa-skills?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Windows 10’s New Your Phone Experience Launches in Redstone 5

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/164877/windows-10s-new-phone-experience-launches-redstone-5?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--9_mF6hta4q0FBKJ3NJN_QmopRKNLORflWK-7pAk6DPYpmZvbW8COsEHX5PRe-JEjjL-JiTJqiMm6XZI29Foyw2N40JA&_hsmi=64893440

 

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to share a printer with your local network

Microsoft removed HomeGroup with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Sharing a printer to a local network now requires a bit of convoluted setup. Here's how to do it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-april-2018-update-how-to-share-a-printer-with-your-local-network/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Dedicate Resources to Game in Windows 10 Game Bar

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113376-dedicate-resources-game-windows-10-game-bar.html

 

Why Does My Laptop Kill My Wifi?

https://lifehacker.com/why-does-my-laptop-kill-my-wifi-1827375999

 

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE THE 12 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM

https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180712.aspx

 

9 handy things you probably don’t know Netflix can do

https://www.komando.com/columns/433927/9-handy-things-you-probably-dont-know-netflix-can-do

 

How to Use Alexa to Make House Guests Feel More at Home

https://www.howtogeek.com/358690/how-to-use-alexa-to-make-house-guests-feel-more-at-home/

 

Building a network attached storage device with a Raspberry Pi

Follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own Raspberry Pi-based network attached storage system.

https://opensource.com/article/18/7/network-attached-storage-Raspberry-Pi?sc_cid=701f2000000RRAvAAO

 

The Next Wearable Could Have a Health Sensor that Measures Your Sweat

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wearable-measures-your-sweat/

 

Trust, Security And Efficiency - How Blockchain Really Intersects With Artificial Intelligence

https://www.forbes.com/sites/yoavvilner/2018/08/05/trust-security-and-efficiency-how-blockchain-really-intersects-with-artificial-intelligence/

 

AT&T Is Sending Collection Agents After Its Own Retirees

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-sending-collection-agents-own-183415835.html

 

Samsam Ransomware infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP (where do your blood test go for analysis?)

https://blog.knowbe4.com/samsam-ransomware-infected-thousands-of-labcorp-systems-via-brute-force-rdp

 

How to Print From Your iPad

If you need to print from your iPad, there's no single "best" way to do it. Here's what you need to know about Apple's AirPrint utility, along with some alternative mobile printing solutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362451,00.asp

 

BIRDS, BEES, AND BUTTERFLIES THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/birds-bees-butterflies-theme-windows-10-download/

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