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Sat 8/18/2018 1358
Fri 8/17/2018 1357
Thur 8/16/2018 1356
Wed 8/15/2018 1355
Tue 8/14/2018 1354
Mon 8/13/2018 1353
Sun 8/12/2018 1352

Sat 1358 8/18/2018

 

These deeply discounted 256GB SanDisk flash drives give you SSD-sized storage on the go

A pair of 256GB SanDisk flash drives are on sale for cheap today.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297965/hardware/these-deeply-discounted-256gb-sandisk-flash-drives-give-you-ssd-sized-storage-on-the-go.html

 

Nvidia's Turing GPU, Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX: 6 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia's Quadro RTX GPUs are built on a revolutionary Turing GPU with dedicated hardware for real-time raytracing. Here's what they herald for PC gamers and next-gen GeForce graphics cards.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297417/components-graphics/nvidia-turing-gpu-quadro-rtx-geforce-2080-pc-gamers.html

 

T-Mobile tackles lousy customer service with 'Team of Experts'

It's promising that you'll talk to the same people whenever you need help.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/t-mobile-team-of-experts/

 

10 great tips for a Windows 10 tablet

https://www.komando.com/tips/479242/10-great-tips-for-a-windows-10-tablet

 

How to get started with the Mail app on Windows 10

The Mail app for Windows 10 includes all the essential features to manage one or multiple email accounts, and in this guide, we'll show you how to get started.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-started-mail-app-windows-10

 

Using Android without Google: A (Kind of) Guide

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

 

Gigabyte's leak of unannounced Intel 9000-series CPUs confirms support for existing motherboards

Every company is announcing Intel's 9000-series CPUs except for Intel itself.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295005/computers/gigabyte-intel-9000-series-cpus-motherboards.html

 

Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer!

https://askbobrankin.com/hey_ghost_administrator_its_my_computer.html

 

How to reset your iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-frozen-force-restart-fix-131529469.html

 

14 portrait photography tips you'll never want to forget

Essential advice to shoot your best ever portrait photos

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/portrait-photography-tips

 

Arris made the first product to support the open Wi-Fi mesh networking standard

The standard was set earlier this year

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/12/17681172/arris-wifi-mesh-router-vap4641-easymesh-standard

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809 (REDSTONE 5): 7 BEST NEW FEATURES

Windows 10 version 1809, codenamed Redstone 5, delivers a new set of features and improvements — Here are the most exciting additions.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-version-1809-redstone-5-best-new-features/

 

Study: Law Enforcement Need Technical Skills, Not Backdoors

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/study-law-enforcement-need-technical-skills-not-backdoors/

 

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

 

The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Campfire could be Google's way of showing that low-cost "PCs" should be running Chrome OS.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297079/chromebooks/google-chromebooks-campfire-windows-10-bad.html

 

OneDrive makes it easier to backup your desktop clutter

Choose auto backups for desktop, picture and document folders.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/onedrive-makes-it-easier-to-backup-your-desktop-clutter/

 

These forensic tools expose any photo's hidden data

https://www.komando.com/tips/479566/these-forensic-tools-expose-any-photos-hidden-data

 

Vizio SB362An-F6 sound bar review (2018)

If you need a basic sound bar it'll be tough to beat this one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/vizio-sb362an-f6-sound-bar-review-2018

 

The Best Firefox Extensions for Managing Tabs

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

 

5 reasons why the Moto Z3 5G phone is a giant gimmick that you shouldn't buy

We have more questions than answers.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294982/android/moto-z3-5g-phone-gimmick.html

 

[DEAL TIME] Back to School Laptops

https://askbobrankin.com/deal_time_back_to_school_laptops.html

 

Powerful New Nvidia RTX 2080 Graphics Cards Details Leak (Report)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/powerful-nvidia-rtx-2080-graphics-203408083.html

 

The best Kodi add-ons and how to install them

The best Kodi add-ons to enhance your viewing experience

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/the-best-add-ons-for-the-kodi-media-player-and-how-to-install-them-1329170

 

Intel’s 9th generation processors rumored to launch October 1st with 8 cores

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/12/17680384/intels-9th-generation-processors-october-release-date-rumors

 

How to create a bootable USB to install Windows 10 using Command Prompt

You can use Diskpart to create a USB bootable flash drive to install Windows 10 on any computer, and this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-bootable-usb-windows-10-command-prompt/

 

U.S. Payment Processing Services Targeted by BGP Hijacking Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-payment-processing-services-targeted-by-bgp-hijacking-attacks/

 

Why I'm Sticking With Chromebooks

In 2015, I jumped on the Chromebook bandwagon. But after many airports and punishing deadlines, my $250 Samsung needed an upgrade. Here's why I'm sticking with Chrome OS.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362379/why-im-sticking-with-chromebooks?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

The 1TB Samsung 860 EVO, our favorite SSD for most people, is cheaper than ever

The 1TB Samsung 860 Evo is just $200 at Amazon and B&H right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297376/computers/the-1tb-samsung-860-evo-our-favorite-ssd-for-most-people-is-cheaper-than-ever.html

 

The Alexa-Cortana crossover is now available to the public

Unfortunately, the experience is only available to US customers for now.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/alexa-cortana-public-preview/

 

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

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

 

Amazon Basics 2.1 sound bar review 2018

An integrated subwoofer and three EQ options produce better sound than your TV, for less than $100.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amazon-basics-21-sound-bar-review-2018

 

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/

 

Windows 10 updates: Expect slimmed-down, full-quality versions, says Microsoft

The next version of Windows 10 could make Microsoft's monthly updates less painful to manage.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-updates-expect-slimmed-down-full-quality-versions-says-microsoft/

 

11 New Products Apple Could Release This Fall

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/11-products-apple-could-release-153049573.html

 

Opinion: New Arm designs help Samsung and Qualcomm compete with Apple and Intel

Arm, which is responsible for much of the intellectual property that powers mobile devices, radically shifts its strategy

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-arm-designs-help-samsung-and-qualcomm-compete-with-apple-and-intel-2018-08-17?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

[Tip] How to Free Up Hard Disk Space in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-free-up-hard-disk-space-in-windows-10/

 

Florida man arrested in alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring

Seven victims in seven states

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/11/17671698/sim-card-fraud-arrest-florida-cyber-fraud

 

How to set Print Screen key to screenshot with Screen Sketch on Windows 10

You can use the Print Screen key to open the screen snipping tools to take screenshots on Windows 10, and here's how to configure the option.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-print-screen-key-screenshot-screen-sketch-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Releases Remote "Push to Install" Feature in Windows 10 Store App

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-releases-remote-push-to-install-feature-in-windows-10-store-app/

 

How to Use Microsoft Cortana on iOS and Android

In need of a virtual assistant that can work between your laptop and mobile device? Cortana can handle your questions and requests on iPhones and Android devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362182/how-to-use-microsoft-cortana-on-ios-and-android?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chips will offer big turbo boosts to get you to upgrade

If the leaked information is correct, there will be just the one key difference between today's Kaby Lake-R chips and Intel's Whiskey Lake.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3296384/computers/intel-whiskey-lake-notebook-chips-turbo-boost.html

 

NVIDIA's Turing GPUs can process 8K video in real time

The advances will trickle down to older graphics cards.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/nvidia-turing-quadro-8k-video-playback/

 

Sudden video popups? Your browser may have been hijacked

https://www.komando.com/tips/480920/popups-blocking-videos-it-could-be-a-nasty-malware

 

Best 1440p QHD Monitors of 2018

1080p resolutions were so last year. Upgrade your PC setup with a new 1440p display.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-1440p-monitors

 

What is a 403 Forbidden Error (and How Can I Fix It)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/357785/what-is-a-403-forbidden-error-and-how-can-i-fix-it/

 

Mozilla wipes 23 Firefox add-ons off the map for tracking user activity

Updated: The purge was prompted by the exposure of the Web Security add-on's data-slurping habits.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-wipes-23-firefox-add-ons-off-the-map-for-tracking-user-activity/

 

4 ways Android apps make Chromebooks more like Windows PCs

Google markets Chromebooks as more secure, simpler to use, and easier to maintain than Windows PCs, but Android apps may have changed things.

https://www.androidcentral.com/ways-android-apps-make-chromebooks-more-windows-pcs

 

What to Expect When Verizon Launches Its 5G Network

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/expect-verizon-launches-5g-network-112300172.html

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Remove Thick Highlight Border from Focused Items

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-remove-thick-highlight-border-from-focused-items/

 

Many Android devices ship with firmware vulnerabilities, researchers find

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/10/17677206/android-devices-firmware-security-flaws-kryptowire

 

Microsoft Precision Mouse now available in black

You can get the black version of the ergonomic Microsoft Precision Mouse for $99.99 at the Microsoft Store or Amazon.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-precision-mouse-black/

 

Tech Support Scams Using Call Optimization Services to Insert Phone Numbers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tech-support-scams-using-call-optimization-services-to-insert-phone-numbers/

 

PC Shipments Up After Long Slump (But it Won't Last)

Enterprises are migrating over to Windows 10, which resulted in PC shipments increasing year-over-year during the second quarter. However, demand on the consumer side continues to struggle, which doesn't bode well for future growth.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362478/pc-shipments-up-after-long-slump-but-it-wont-last?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3296480/microsoft-windows/it-admins-warn-microsoft-to-slow-windows-10-upgrade-pace.html

 

30 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Using Census data and figures from the FBI, here are the most dangerous cities in the U.S. And no: Neither Chicago nor New York made the cut.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/30-most-dangerous-cities-america-160006890/photo-comes-choosing-place-live-many-photo-160404377.html

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Fri 1357 8/17/2018

90 million Americans use mobile pay apps — but are they safe?

The top three services (whether iOS or Android versions) received “fair” scores for data privacy.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/90-million-americans-use-mobile-pay-apps-are-they-safe-n900146

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-use-windows-10-1306689

 

[Windows Fix] How to Remove Unknown “Program” or Invalid Characters Entry from Startup Apps List

https://www.askvg.com/windows-fix-how-to-remove-unknown-program-or-invalid-characters-entry-from-startup-apps-list/

 

Workrave

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/workrave/

 

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/

 

Archive.org Has Created a Decentralized or Dweb Version of Their Site

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/archiveorg-has-created-a-decentralized-or-dweb-version-of-their-site/

 

Report: Google Tracks Location Data Even If You've Opted Out

An Associated Press report found that many Google services on Android and iOS devices continue to store mobile location data regardless of user privacy settings.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363068/report-google-tracks-location-data-even-if-youve-opted-out?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Clever banking scam is spreading right now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/481906/clever-banking-scam-is-spreading-right-now

 

How To Enable Windows Defender Guard For Microsoft Edge

https://www.pcmech.com/enable-windows-defender-guard/

 

Tomu is a fingernail-sized computer that is easy to swallow

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/16/tomu-is-a-fingernail-sized-computer-that-is-easy-to-swallow/?yptr=yahoo

 

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Review: Pulverizing Intel’s Core i9-7900X

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275246-amd-ryzen-threadripper-2950x-review-pulverizing-intels-core-i9-7900x?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Android 9 Pie Overview and Gestures: How to get started and master the new navigation

Swipe more, tap less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294967/android/android-9-pie-gesture-navigation.html

 

ARM says its next processors will outperform Intel laptop chips

It expects its 2019 and 2020 processors to push past Intel.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/arm-says-chips-will-outperform-intel-laptop-cpus/

 

Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

You should be protected from L1TF if your PC is patched and up to date.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297419/security/foreshadow-l1tf-is-a-speculative-execution-exploit-targeting-intel-core-chips.html

 

Alexa integration comes to Cortana on Windows 10 PCs

Cortana and Alexa become best friends as Windows 10 users can now use Alexa commands through Cortana!

https://www.windowscentral.com/alexa-integration-comes-cortana-windows-10-pcs

 

Windows Timeline Support

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/windows-timeline-support/

 

Reminder: Third Party Gmail Apps Have Full Access to Your Email

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/reminder-third-party-gmail-apps-have-full-access-to-your-email/

 

Let's Encrypt Is Now Officially Trusted by All Major Root Programs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lets-encrypt-is-now-officially-trusted-by-all-major-root-programs/

 

SATCOM Attacks: Hijacking Antennas and Frying Electronics

At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, a researcher showed just how many satellite communications systems used in commercial aircraft, ships, and military installations were susceptible to cyberattacks.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363052/satcom-attacks-hijacking-antennas-and-frying-electronics?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Beware! There's another new twist in this scary email scam

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/481807/beware-theres-another-new-twist-in-this-scary-email-scam

 

Best Bone Conduction Headphones In 2018

https://www.pcmech.com/bone-conduction-headphones/

 

Coming to a theater near you: Amazon?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/16/night-of-the-living-amazon/?yptr=yahoo

 

Top 5 Features Still Missing From Chrome OS

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275375-top-5-features-still-missing-from-chrome-os?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

We found good deals for $500 or less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3097473/computers/best-budget-laptops-on-amazon-and-best-buy.html

 

Australian teen pleads guilty to hacking Apple

He reportedly downloaded 90GB of sensitive data.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/australian-teen-pleads-guilty-hacking-apple/https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/australian-teen-pleads-guilty-hacking-apple/

 

Microsoft hints at September release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1903, due to arrive next spring, it now looks like the fall update for the OS will arrive around Sept. 10 or Sept. 24.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3256148/microsoft-windows/microsoft-hints-at-september-release-of-windows-10s-next-feature-upgrade.html

 

Widespread Instagram hack locking users out of accounts

Several similarities have been noted among an apparently recent uptick in hacked Instagram accounts.

https://www.windowscentral.com/widespread-instagram-hack-locking-users-out-accounts

 

UltraWideo

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/ultrawideo/

 

Browser Extension Stylish Knows What Porn You Watch (And All of Your Web History)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/browser-extension-stylish-knows-what-porn-you-watch-and-all-of-your-web-history/

 

Health Care Data of 2 Million People in Mexico Exposed Online

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/health-care-data-of-2-million-people-in-mexico-exposed-online/

 

Cracking Voice Authentication for Fun and Profit

As voice recognition evolves into voice authentication, it becomes a weak point in security systems. A Black Hat presentation demonstrated how to crack voice authentication cheaply and quickly.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363038/cracking-voice-authentication-for-fun-and-profit?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Instagram accounts are being hijacked with help of Russian email addresses

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/481473/instagram-accounts-are-being-hijacked-with-help-of-russian-email-addresses

 

How to set up Your Phone app on Windows 10

Microsoft releases the first preview of the Your Phone app for Windows 10, and here's how you can get started.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-your-phone-app-windows-10/

 

Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/16/streaming-tv-services-now-reach-5-of-u-s-wi-fi-households-up-58-since-last-year/?yptr=yahoo

 

Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Likely Drops Next Week

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/275364-nvidias-rtx-2080-likely-drops-next-week?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Walmart's selling an all-aluminum Chromebook with a comfy keyboard for just $220

Walmart's selling the gold-colored Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) with 4GB RAM, an Intel Celeron procressor, and 32GB of storage for $220.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3297927/computers/walmarts-selling-an-all-aluminum-chromebook-with-a-comfy-keyboard-for-just-220.html

 

Intel adds more power to its 8th-generation NUC mini-PCs

"Bean Canyon" NUCs come with a quad Core- i7 CPU for $499.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/intel-8th-generation-nucs-core-i7/

 

Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

You should be protected from L1TF if your PC is patched and up to date.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297419/security/foreshadow-l1tf-is-a-speculative-execution-exploit-targeting-intel-core-chips.html

 

All the biggest new features and changes coming in Windows 10 Redstone 5

Microsoft's next big feature update for Windows 10 is arriving in October! Here's all the biggest changes you can expect to see when that update is ready.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-redstone-5

 

How to Access Dropbox from Your Gmail Account

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-dropbox-from-gmail/

 

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/

 

Chrome Timeline Extension Removed Over "Windows" Trademark Infringement

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/chrome-timeline-extension-removed-over-windows-trademark-infringement/

 

Microsoft Improves Windows Notepad

In May, Microsoft fixed one of Notepad's longest running problems. Now, Notepad has been enhanced with several improvements including wrap-around find/replace, text zooming, line numbers, and overall performance.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362433/microsoft-improves-windows-notepad?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Flaw in fax machines leaves businesses vulnerable to hack

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/481340/flaw-in-fax-machines-leaves-businesses-vulnerable-to-hack

 

How to disable Settings app home ads on Windows 10

The Settings app now shows ads in the home screen, but you can disable this experience using these steps on Windows 10 version 1809.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-settings-app-home-ads-windows-10/

 

Google Search’s new featured snippet panel saves you more clicks

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/16/google-searchs-new-featured-snippet-panel-saves-you-more-clicks/?yptr=yahoo

 

Forget Megapixels, The Next Smartphone Camera Arms Race Might Just Be Lenses

https://www.reviewgeek.com/5201/forget-megapixels-the-next-smartphone-camera-arms-race-might-just-be-lenses/

 

Chinese firm touting 'innovative' software to beat US rivals is found using parts of Google's code

  - Redcore, a Chinese start-up said it has developed "core technology" with "independent intellectual property rights" in regards to its internet browser.

  - But eagle-eyed users on Chinese social media spotted traces of Chrome in the installation directory of Redcore's browser.

  - Redcore claims its browser is used by the Chinese government.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/chinese-firm-touting-innovative-software-used-parts-of-google-code.html

 

Amazon reportedly wants to buy a movie theater chain

Bloomberg says it's vying to acquire Landmark Theatres.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/amazon-landmark-theatres/

 

Nvidia teaser suggests GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week

A new video teasing Nvidia's Gamescom event is full of secrets that point to a GeForce RTX 2080 launch.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297956/components-graphics/nvidia-launch-geforce-rtx-2080-gamescom.html

 

Your Phone app now works on Windows 10 April 2018 Update PCs (Updated)

Now you can test Your Phone without being a Windows Insider.

https://www.windowscentral.com/your-phone-app-now-works-windows-10-april-2018-update-pcs

 

Malwarebytes Browser Extension

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/malwarebytes-browser-extension/

 

Homeland Security launches center to combat infrastructure cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and concerns are growing that they could seriously damage critical infrastructure.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/homeland-security-launches-center-combat-infrastructure-cyberattacks-n896086

 

PC components explained: how to create the best computer components list

How to find the best parts to build a PC

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/pc-components

 

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/

 

5 reasons the i3 window manager makes Linux better

Get started with the keystroke-driven i3 tiling window manager for the Linux desktop.

https://opensource.com/article/18/8/i3-tiling-window-manager?sc_cid=701f2000000RRB5AAO

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Thur 1356 8/16/2018

11-year-olds hack into replica election website, change vote tally to 12 billion

The hacking demonstration came as concerns swirl about election system vulnerabilities before mid-term state and federal elections.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/11-year-olds-hack-replica-election-website-change-vote-count-n900521

 

College to put Alexa in dorm rooms

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/alexa-goes-college-173452891.html

 

The 10 Best Calming Apps to Relax, Destress, and Clear Your Mind

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-calming-apps-destress-clear-mind/

 

Espresso

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/espresso/

 

Hackers can attack patient monitoring systems to alter vital signs in real time

McAfee's Advanced Threat Research team found a way to falsify patient vitals on a bedside monitor, which could seriously impact care.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hackers-can-attack-patient-monitoring-systems-to-alter-vital-signs-in-real-time/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2018

Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost services to help you find the best free antivirus for protecting your PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp

 

The 8 Best Features in the New Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/356781/the-8-best-features-in-the-new-gmail/

 

The PGA Possibly Infected With the BitPaymer Ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-pga-possibly-infected-with-the-bitpaymer-ransomware/

 

Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297744/connected-home/smart-home-guide-for-beginners-how-to-make-your-home-more-convenient-to-live-in.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-08-16

 

How To See And Watch GPU Usage In Windows 10

https://www.pcmech.com/watch-gpu-usage-windows-10/

 

Your Phone App Now Available for Windows 10 Version 1803 (updated)

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/165759/phone-app-now-available-windows-10-version-1803?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_cZ7dPimSANOEQPSwSgkgcVDWdREadsYaAukdQVFxfHcOn1yXvzrEeTAyAcZ7ccQBPVjgKzKk8q-U4enMFXMc1y3vJKQ&_hsmi=65214624

 

Save hundreds of dollars on Macs with B&H’s ‘Amazing Mac Savings Event’

Whether you want a iMac or the Mac mini, you’re sure to find a deal that suits you here.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3292978/macs/save-hundreds-of-dollars-on-macs-with-bandhs-amazing-mac-savings-event.html

 

NVIDIA's Turing GPUs can process 8K video in real time

The advances will trickle down to older graphics cards.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/nvidia-turing-quadro-8k-video-playback/

 

The Chuwi HiGame PC is a cheaper, noisier mini gaming rig

Little box of fury

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17631944/chuwi-higame-mini-pc-gaming-review-specs-price

 

3 Ways Your Kodi Box Could Be at Risk From Malware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/kodi-malware-risks/

 

Gnomecast

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/gnomecast/

 

How unsecured gateways put emergency first responders in real, physical danger

Unsecured gateways from Sierra Wireless, Moxa, and Digi broadcasted sensitive information of police cars, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-unsecured-gateways-put-emergency-first-responders-in-real-physical-danger/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Meltdown Researchers Call for More Secure CPUs

At the Black Hat conference, three of the central researchers behind the Meltdown vulnerability call for the technology industry to "grow up" and take security seriously.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363039/meltdown-researchers-call-for-more-secure-cpus?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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

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

 

DarkHydrus Relies on Open-Source Tools for Phishing Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkhydrus-relies-on-open-source-tools-for-phishing-attacks/

 

Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Amazon and Microsoft integrate the two assistants

Amazon Alexa is becoming ever more pervasive.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297961/microsoft/alexa-cortana-officially-become-bffs-as-microsoft-and-amazon-integrate-the-two-assistants.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-08-16

 

Review: FlashRouters WRT3200ACM With VPN Privacy App

https://www.pcmech.com/article/review-flashrouters-vpn-privacy/

 

Microsoft Store Tests New Shopping Cart Feature on Xbox and PC

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/165763/microsoft-store-tests-new-shopping-cart-feature-xbox-pc?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_cZ7dPimSANOEQPSwSgkgcVDWdREadsYaAukdQVFxfHcOn1yXvzrEeTAyAcZ7ccQBPVjgKzKk8q-U4enMFXMc1y3vJKQ&_hsmi=65214624

 

Get a Ryzen laptop with Radeon Vega graphics for $280 at Staples

The Acer Aspire 3 isn't perfect, but with a $180 discount, this Ryzen-powered laptop should deliver a lot of bang for buck.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3294618/computers/get-a-ryzen-laptop-with-radeon-vega-graphics-for-280-at-staples.html

 

Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

Political ads that have run on any part of its platform are archived there.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/google-publish-own-archive-us-political-ads/

 

Congress just showed us what comprehensive regulation of Facebook would look like

Sen. Mark Warner has a new policy paper that targets misinformation and data privacy

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17632858/facebook-regulation-mark-warner-policy-paper-congress

 

Get Started With Ethical Hacking Using Kali Linux and Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-kali-linux-raspberry-pi/

 

Keep Mouse Speed OK

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/keep-mouse-speed-ok/

 

Raspberry Pi 3 meets Windows 98: Project brings classic Windows OS to DIY 'watch'

The Windows Wrist Watch 2.0 boots the classic Windows 95, 98 and XP operating systems on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and displays them on a wearable touchscreen.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-3-meets-windows-98-project-brings-classic-windows-os-to-diy-watch/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

It Takes Just $200 to Tie Cell Networks in Knots

At the Black Hat conference, a researcher showed fundamental flaws in cellular network design that can degrade service and potentially knock networks offline without much effort.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363007/it-takes-just-200-to-tie-cell-networks-in-knots?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

What Are “Core Isolation” and “Memory Integrity” in Windows 10?

https://www.howtogeek.com/357757/what-are-core-isolation-and-memory-integrity-in-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Launches New Spotify Add-In for Skype Insiders

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-launches-new-spotify-add-in-for-skype-insiders/

 

Smart home systems vs. home security systems: How to choose the right DIY platform

What do you value most: Convenience or security? Maybe you can have both.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297971/home-control/smart-home-systems-vs-home-security-systems-how-to-choose.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-08-16

 

Arm wants a throw-down with Intel: surpassing Core i5 mobile performance by 2019

Arm says its Cortex-A76 is already giving Intel a run for its money, for one-third the power

https://www.techspot.com/news/76005-arm-wants-throw-down-intel-surpassing-core-i5.html

 

Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it

Don't be turned off by Windows 10 S and the Pentium chip inside it. We were pleasantly surprised by how well Microsoft's Surface Go works, save for the keyboard.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3293414/microsoft-surface/microsoft-surface-go-review.html

 

The 500GB WD Blue SSD, one of our favorite SSDs, is on sale for its lowest price yet

The 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSD is $90 today on Amazon.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3293920/computers/the-500gb-wd-blue-ssd-one-of-our-favorite-ssds-is-on-sale-for-its-lowest-price-yet.html

 

Jack Dorsey is finally realizing Twitter is a terrible place

He's exploring reforms that could minimize social bubbles and label bots.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/twitter-ceo-talks-core-reforms/

 

Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Available for all Windows 10 users with Android devices

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/14/17689670/microsoft-windows-10-your-phone-app-microsoft-store-download

 

Microsoft Wants to Stop Windows 10 Updates Annoying You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-windows-10-updates-annoying/

 

Toggle Dock

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/toggle-dock/

 

How to manage unsandboxed plugins on your Chromebook

Tired of Chrome OS asking you if you want to allow an unsandboxed plugin to run? Jack Wallen shows you how to blacklist and whitelist URLs and Domains.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-the-running-of-unsandboxed-plugins-on-your-chromebook/

 

New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data

The new vulnerability builds on research related to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Foreshadow can be exploited to read data from Intel's SGX technology, while a separate variant can break the security protections in data centers that run virtual machines.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363105/new-foreshadow-flaw-exploits-intel-chips-to-steal-protecte?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Install Firefox in Chrome OS (no extensions allowed)

https://www.howtogeek.com/357693/how-to-install-firefox-in-chrome-os/

 

New Windows 10 Mail App Update Lets You Draw Your Emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-10-mail-app-update-lets-you-draw-your-emails/

 

What the cord cutting naysayers still get wrong

Once more with feeling: Streaming TV is not cable all over again.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3297935/data-center-cloud/what-cord-cutting-naysayers-still-get-wrong.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-08-16

 

What Are the Best CCleaner Alternatives?

The State of Windows Clean-up Tools

https://www.techspot.com/article/1677-ccleaner-alternatives/

 

Mint review: Popular app focuses on the big financial picture

Mint lets you manage all your accounts from a personal financial hub.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3239387/software/mint-review-financial-budgeting-app.html

 

Walmart's selling an all-aluminum Chromebook with a comfy keyboard for just $220

Walmart's selling the gold-colored Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) with 4GB RAM, an Intel Celeron procressor, and 32GB of storage for $220.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297927/computers/walmarts-selling-an-all-aluminum-chromebook-with-a-comfy-keyboard-for-just-220.html

 

Chrome Canary speeds up browsing with partial page loads

Everything below the 'fold' loads as you scroll down.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/chrome-canary-lazy-load/

 

Samsung has a new SmartThings hub and router with Plume’s mesh Wi-Fi tech

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/13/17677234/smartthings-wifi-router-hub-samsung

 

Why Google Was Fined: Antitrust and Technology Explored

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-fined-antitrust/

 

Save $160 on this sweet 13-inch laptop: Get the HP Envy x360 for $600

Normally $760, the 13z is thin, light and very nicely equipped. Plus: A toothbrush deal?! Trust me, it's a good one.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-hp-envy-x360-is-a-sweet-ultra-portable-for-600/

 

Smartphones or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting

Some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity want the U.S. voting system to embrace technology. Others want to keep tech as far away as possible.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/smartphones-or-pen-paper-cybersecurity-experts-split-tech-voting-n899591

 

A 16-year-old hacked Apple and stole 90GB of secure files

https://bgr.com/2018/08/16/apple-servers-hacked-teen-sensitive-data-year/

 

Firefox users beware: This popular add-on could steal your browsing history

A Mozilla-endorsed security plugin, with 220,000+ installs, is collecting and logging users' activity, and it's still available for download.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/firefox-users-beware-this-popular-add-on-could-steal-your-browsing-history/

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How to Fix: WD My Book Read Only (Remove Write Protect)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10388/how-fix-wd-my-book-read-only-remove-write-protect

 

LibreOffice 6.1 Released With Icons That Make it More Windows-Like

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/libreoffice-61-released-with-icons-that-make-it-more-windows-like/

 

How to Make Android Faster: What Works and What Doesn’t

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-faster-works/

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3175005/computers/amd-ryzen-motherboards-explained-the-crucial-differences-in-every-am4-chipset.html

 

17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018

From breaking voice authentication and remote-controlling airplanes to hijacking emergency sirens and protecting self-driving cars, this year's Black Hat conference was a wild ride.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363056/what-we-saw-at-black-hat-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Streaming TV consumption more than doubled since last year, report says

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/02/streaming-tv-consumption-more-than-doubled-since-last-year/

 

Apple Delays FaceTime Group Chat

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/165701/apple-delays-facetime-group-chat?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_8yDrvS-dIUA7HnL14Jt2AvqQT6oF1uPy2xwozMsKPWKaSsL7cJWEzMBEuhQGjSGLMHjj5PgieRKCT4OhAPpIK3SL4uA&_hsmi=65183489

 

Bufferbloat: Fix Your Slow Network

https://www.pcmech.com/article/bufferbloat-fix-slow-network/

 

Apple patent (slightly) hints at Siri being able to recognize voices to personalize responses

https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/14/siri-personalized-responses/

 

What You Should Know Before Buying Wi-Fi Cameras

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

 

Flaw exposed Comcast Xfinity customers’ partial home addresses and SSNs

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/comcast-xfinity-customers-home-addresses-ssns-exposed/#new_tab

 

How to Clear Quick Look Cache on Mac and Why You Should

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clear-quick-look-cache-mac/

 

Whistleblower reveals Google’s plans for censored search in China

The search engine would filter sites like Wikipedia and information about topics like freedom of speech

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17638480/google-china-search-engine-censored-report

 

Windows 10 Preview Build 18214 Is Now Available With One New Feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-preview-build-18214-is-now-available-with-one-new-feature/

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The 5 Best Cheap Linux Computers to Buy Today

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-cheap-linux-computers-can-buy-today/

 

Grab an Acer 2-in-1 laptop with an SSD and a modern Core i3 for $460 at Staples

Speedy and spinny

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3293434/computers/grab-an-acer-2-in-1-laptop-with-an-ssd-and-a-modern-core-i3-for-460-at-staples.html

 

The Best VPN Services of 2018

A VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the best ways to protect your privacy online and maintain your data security. We've tested scores of them, and these are the best VPN services for Windows.

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

 

Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/amazon-alexas-new-answer-update-feature-will-notify-you-when-alexa-learns-something-new/

 

Google Caught Being Sneaky With Location Data Collection

https://www.thurrott.com/google/165728/google-caught-sneaky-location-data-collection?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_8yDrvS-dIUA7HnL14Jt2AvqQT6oF1uPy2xwozMsKPWKaSsL7cJWEzMBEuhQGjSGLMHjj5PgieRKCT4OhAPpIK3SL4uA&_hsmi=65183489

 

Best Bone Conduction Headphones In 2018

https://www.pcmech.com/bone-conduction-headphones/

 

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Overclocked To A Stunning 6 GHz With LN2 Cooling, Achieves Several Records

https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-2990wx-world-record-oc-6-ghz-32-cores-ln2/

 

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/

 

Security breach in the White House’s Situation Room

COVERT RECORDINGS ALLEGEDLY MADE ON BANNED SMARTPHONE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/security-breach-in-the-white-houses-situation-room/

 

Caprine

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/caprine/

 

Facebook shuts off access to user data for hundreds of thousands of apps

All app makers who did not submit to the company’s review process by its August 1st deadline are being cut off

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17637244/facebook-apps-api-access-shut-off-missed-review-deadline

 

Mozilla Firefox 61.0.2 Released With New Automatic Restore Feature for Windows

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-firefox-6102-released-with-new-automatic-restore-feature-for-windows/

 

How an Indiana IoT lab is digitally transforming manufacturing and agriculture

At the Indiana IoT Lab, founder John Wechsler discussed how companies can break into the Internet of Things space.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-an-indiana-iot-lab-is-digitally-transforming-manufacturing-and-agriculture/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Find & Replace Outdated Windows Drivers (personally, I use IOBit Driver Booster at Filepuma.com)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/find-replace-outdated-windows-drivers/

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3237951/computers/laptop-buyers-guide.html

 

'12345' Is Really Bad: Your Ultimate Guide to Password Security

Are you still using "qwerty" or "starwars" as a password, over and over? You shouldn't be! Our guide tells you what makes a bad password, why you should care, and how to make a good one, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362623/12345-is-really-bad-your-ultimate-guide-to-password-secur?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Facebook is now a major mobile browser in U.S., with 10%+ market share in many states

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/facebook-is-now-a-major-mobile-browser-in-u-s-with-10-market-share-in-many-states/

 

Android 9 Pie Feature Focus: Digital Wellbeing

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/165729/android-9-pie-feature-focus-digital-wellbeing?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_8yDrvS-dIUA7HnL14Jt2AvqQT6oF1uPy2xwozMsKPWKaSsL7cJWEzMBEuhQGjSGLMHjj5PgieRKCT4OhAPpIK3SL4uA&_hsmi=65183489

 

The perfection flaw: What's wrong with our quest for 'the perfect laptop'

Laptop reviews tend to imagine a product that will probably never exist.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3293441/laptop-computers/the-perfection-flaw-whats-wrong-with-our-quest-for-the-perfect-laptop.html

 

Samsung says its new AI-based Wi-Fi system is smarter and promises better connectivity

https://bgr.com/2018/08/13/samsung-smartthings-wifi-update-of-connect-home/

 

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/

 

Malicious faxes leave firms 'open' to cyber-attack

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45083774

 

FSearch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/fsearch/

 

Google search will now highlight useful data journalism from news stories

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17635810/google-search-data-charts-news-initiative-propublica

 

Criptext Announces New Email Client With Focus on Your Privacy

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/criptext-announces-new-email-client-with-focus-on-your-privacy/

 

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

 

The Fake ISP Phone Call Scam: How It Works and What to Do About It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fake-isp-phone-scam/

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3293042/windows/windows-10-insider-updates-reboot-machine-learning.html

 

Can Security Software Compromise Your Privacy?

Security tools should eliminate bad files and leave good ones alone. But some handle unknowns by sending them to the cloud for analysis, and that analysis can compromise your privacy, according to a talk at Black Hat.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362996/can-security-software-compromise-your-privacy?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

What the rumors say about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/13/what-the-rumors-say-about-googles-upcoming-pixel-3/?yptr=yahoo

 

Hackers phish Butlin’s holiday camp chain, access customers’ personal data

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/hackers-phish-butlins-holiday-camp-chain-access-customers-personal-data-20235.html#new_tab

 

Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2974053/windows/your-pc-boots-gets-to-the-windows-desktop-then-freezes-now-what.html

 

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

https://www.wgal.com/article/how-to-find-and-delete-where-google-knows-you-ve-been/22710457

 

Install Light Switch Guards to Keep People from Turning Off Your Smart Bulbs

https://www.howtogeek.com/357476/install-light-switch-guards-to-keep-people-from-turning-off-your-smart-bulbs/

 

FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Blitz

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/08/fbi-warns-of-unlimited-atm-cashout-blitz/

 

NoScript (I use this on Firefox)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/noscript/

 

Facebook confirms discovery of new ‘inauthentic’ social media campaign ahead of US midterm elections

It’s happening again

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17635288/facebook-russia-influence-us-midterm-election-meddling

 

Built-In Lazy Loading Lands in Google Chrome Canary

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/built-in-lazy-loading-lands-in-google-chrome-canary/

 

10 tips for buying refurbished technology devices

Investing in refurbished devices can save money, as long as you follow the right procedures for getting the most out of your investment.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-tips-for-buying-refurbished-technology-devices/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The 6 Best Ergonomic Keyboards to Improve Computer Comfort

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-ergonomic-keyboard/

 

Chromebooks Could Run Windows 10

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10387/chromebooks-could-run-windows-10

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Google is probably tracking you — here's how to limit it

TODAY investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrates the steps to take to limit Google's ability to track your location.

https://www.today.com/money/google-probably-tracking-you-here-s-how-limit-it-t135601

 

FBI warns banks of ATM hack

https://wgntv.com/2018/08/14/fbi-warns-banks-of-atm-hack/

 

How to use free Wi-Fi for banking, shopping and safe browsing

https://www.komando.com/tips/317784/how-to-use-free-wi-fi-for-banking-shopping-and-safe-browsing

 

Raspberry Pi-style computers: The latest boards for you to try

While the Pi strikes a fine balance between performance, price and usability, newer boards are delivering higher specs at a premium price.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-style-computers-the-latest-boards-for-you-to-try/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Android Pie-ready Pixel phones are on sale on Amazon starting at $219

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-pie-download-released-pixel-phone-sale/

 

How Do I Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10?

Because Internet Explorer is really a component of Windows itself, uninstalling and reinstalling, while possible, is somewhat different than other applications and has different implications.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-uninstall-and-reinstall-internet-explorer-in-windows-10/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JOOD8HScspdfbL

 

Android Digital Wellbeing: How to sign up, set up, and break your bad habits

Fair warning: You'll need a Pixel phone.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295876/android/android-digital-wellbeing.html

 

The Morning After: A smart way of dealing with online trolls

C'mon, it's only Monday.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/13/the-morning-after-in-game-trolls-nasa-solar-system-wall/?yptr=yahoo

 

Fake Websites for Keepass, 7Zip, Audacity, Others Found Pushing Adware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-websites-for-keepass-7zip-audacity-others-found-pushing-adware/

 

Best Bone Conduction Headphones In 2018

https://www.pcmech.com/bone-conduction-headphones/

 

Here's why BlackBerry should load the KEY2 with Microsoft software

If two companies ever deserved each other they're Microsoft and BlackBerry.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-and-blackberry-key2

 

The Beginner’s Guide to the pwd Command in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/pwd-command-linux-guide/

 

Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC’s comment system

Servers hugged to death by John Oliver viewers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/net-neutrality-activists-not-hackers-crashed-the-fccs-comment-system/

 

BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE 2018

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/30/17246952/graduation-gift-ideas-mothers-fathers-day-2018

 

Tired of Pasted Text Messing Up Your Formatting? Try This

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/tired-of-pasted-text-messing-up-your-formatting-try-this/

 

Podcast You'll Love: Enjoy eye-opening journalism with Longform

https://www.komando.com/downloads/470523/podcast-youll-love-longform

 

Despite patches, Samsung Galaxy S7 open to Meltdown exploit and millions are affected

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones are left open to hacking with microchip security flaw, according to research at the Black Hat conference.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/despite-patches-samsung-galaxy-s7-open-to-meltdown-exploit-and-millions-are-affected/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Amazon has MacBook Pro and MacBook Air refurbs at deep discounts

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/macbook-air-price-discount-macbook-pro-amazon/

 

What External Drive Should I Get?

I'll review the characteristics of external drives and include a couple of specific recommendations.

https://askleo.com/external-drive-get/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JOOD8HScspdfbL

 

Stay charged on the go with a 10,000mAh power bank for $13 and a car charger with Amazon Alexa

Power up without breaking the bank.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295861/hardware/charge-on-the-go-for-cheap-with-deep-sales-on-a-massive-power-bank-and-a-car-charger-with-alexa.html

 

Google may bring Windows 10 support to multiple Chromebooks

It wouldn't just be for Pixelbook owners.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/12/google-chromebook-windows-10-booting-support-leak/?yptr=yahoo

 

New NetSpectre Attack Can Steal CPU Secrets via Network Connections

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-netspectre-attack-can-steal-cpu-secrets-via-network-connections/

 

Meltdown and Spectre: What Do They Mean For You?

https://www.pcmech.com/article/meltdown-spectre-mean/

 

5 reasons Surface Go is better than iPad for students and 3 reasons why it's not

Both Microsoft's 10-inch Surface Go and Apple's 9.7-inch iPad have students in their crosshairs. Each "mini" device has its advantages. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.windowscentral.com/five-reasons-why-surface-go-better-students-and-two-reasons-choose-ipad

 

How to Get Quick Look in Windows 10 to Quickly Preview Files with the Space Bar

https://www.maketecheasier.com/quick-look-windows10-preview-files/

 

Palm-branded smartphones could return this year

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

 

Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV

As Xfinity’s distribution deals expand, disruptors are taking up the same models as past cable companies

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17672176/netflix-amazon-prime-video-xfinity-deals-old-media-disruption-recreating-cable

 

Heads Up: Your Ancient Reddit Password is Compromised

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/heads-up-your-ancient-reddit-password-is-compromised/

 

11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now

https://www.komando.com/columns/481099/11-amazing-perks-you-get-from-your-local-library-you-never-knew-before-now

 

How some business Macs could get hacked right out of the box

A new report from Wired reveals a common vulnerability in Macs that exploits DEP and MDM platforms.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-some-business-macs-could-get-hacked-right-out-of-the-box/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Samsung promises its huge Galaxy Note 9 battery won’t explode

https://bgr.com/2018/08/13/galaxy-note-9-battery-safe-samsungs-dj-koh-says/

 

What Can a Website I Visit Tell About Me?

Websites can collect a fair amount of information about you. Let's look at what every website sees.

https://askleo.com/what-can-a-website-i-visit-tell-about-me/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JOOD8HScspdfbL

 

Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Likely Drops Next Week

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/275364-nvidias-rtx-2080-likely-drops-next-week?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to check if your PC has a light sensor on Windows 10

If you're not sure whether your PC has a light sensor, use these steps to figure out.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-if-pc-light-sensor-windows-10/

 

New Method Simplifies Cracking WPA/WPA2 Passwords on 802.11 Networks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-method-simplifies-cracking-wpa-wpa2-passwords-on-80211-networks/

 

Instagram hacked? Warning as Russian cyberattackers steal hundreds of accounts

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/14/instagram-hacked-warning-as-russian-cyberattackers-steal-hundreds-accounts.html

 

Google’s Pixel 3 XL Gets UNBOXED In Major LEAK + Multiple Specs Confirmed

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/mobile-phones/google-pixel-3-xl/25198/googles-pixel-3-xl-gets-unboxed-major-leak-multiple-specs

 

6 Tools and Habits to Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prevent-repetitive-strain-injury/

 

West Virginia raises concern over smartphone voting for troops

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/west-virginia-raises-concern-over-smartphone-voting-for-troops/

 

DeepMind’s AI can detect over 50 eye diseases as accurately as a doctor

The system analyzes 3D scans of the retina and could help speed up diagnoses in hospitals

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17670156/deepmind-ai-eye-disease-doctor-moorfields

 

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/

 

5 tips to boost your Android experience

https://www.komando.com/tips/479576/5-tips-to-boost-your-android-experience

 

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

 

New Galaxy S10 leak details one of Samsung’s best new features

https://bgr.com/2018/08/13/galaxy-s10-release-date-soon-specs-leak-camera-new-details/

 

The Best Video Doorbells with HD Video, Motion Detection, and More

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4825/the-best-video-doorbells-with-hd-video-motion-detection-and-more/

 

Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

Speculative execution attacks truly are the gift that keeps on giving.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/intels-sgx-blown-wide-open-by-you-guessed-it-a-speculative-execution-attack/

 

How to enable Picture-in-Picture mode in Chrome

Chrome now lets you pop videos outside of the browser using its new Picture-in-Picture mode, and here's how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-picture-in-picture-chrome/

 

The Week in Ransomware - August 10th 2018 - BitPaymer & KeyPass

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-august-10th-2018-bitpaymer-and-keypass/

 

Apple Just Released A New Update For iOS 12—Get It Now! (Update)

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/08/13/ios-12-beta-7/

 

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

All the settings you need to know when Google doesn't need to know.

https://www.androidcentral.com/how-stop-your-android-phone-sharing-your-location-google

 

How to Delete a Tweet

https://www.maketecheasier.com/howto-delete-tweet/

 

FCC admits it was never actually hacked

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/fcc-admits-it-was-never-actually-hacked/

 

The Galaxy Note 9 is one step closer to the smartphone-computer dream

Turning a phone into a desktop has been done before

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17675072/galaxy-note-smartphone-software-feature-history-computer

 

How to Install Desktop Themes on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

https://www.howtogeek.com/358049/how-to-install-desktop-themes-on-ubuntu-18.04-lts/

 

How to unlock Android's secret menu

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

 

Hackers manage – just – to turn Amazon Echoes into snooping devices

But it requires custom hardware, firmware and access to your Wi-Fi

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/amazon_echo_hacking/

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Is your Amazon Echo spying on you?

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/13/is-your-amazon-echo-spying-on.html

 

Nvidia to Launch an 'Absolute Monster' of a Chip That Could Drive Stock Prices

Not only does Nvidia report earnings soon, it's about to launch what one analyst says is a big-deal chip. The new product could be important for Nvidia's position in the gaming-chip market, and could boost its stock price.

https://www.thestreet.com/markets/nvidia-new-monster-chip-could-drive-stock-prices-14671945?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

'Cheap' iPhone 9 Delayed, But Not for the Reason You Think

The 'cheap' iPhone 9 will arrive after its higher-end OLED counterparts, but it's not because of production problems, according to BayStreet Research founding partner Cliff Maldonado.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362408/cheap-iphone-9-delayed-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Best Bone Conduction Headphones In 2018

https://www.pcmech.com/bone-conduction-headphones/

 

The last keyboard you’ll ever buy is a $41 wireless keyboard that never needs to be charged

https://bgr.com/2018/08/07/logitech-solar-wireless-keyboard-discounted-on-amazon/

 

MIT Creates AI to Optimize Brain Cancer Treatment

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/275220-mit-creates-ai-to-optimize-brain-cancer-treatment?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Magic Leap's futuristic goggles are finally launching — here's how much they cost and how to buy them

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/magic-leap-apos-futuristic-goggles-120800682.html

 

Microsoft’s Precision Mouse Now Available in a Sleek New Black Variant

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/165665/microsofts-precision-mouse-now-available-sleek-new-black-variant?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8M8j9Hkpo-rb7wGDtQm06uJnv1AeC5c7TZbNuEWrC7qtmHH7lTWHCA07zyUc3B1886lteRYExTcLoluHn-kB-MoC5LJQ&_hsmi=65149721

 

Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth vs. USB tethering: Which is best for you?

https://www.komando.com/tips/473708/wi-fi-vs-bluetooth-vs-usb-tethering-which-is-best-for-you

 

The past, present, and future of the lithium-ion battery

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17675660/lithium-ion-battery-science-future-phone

 

Twitter CEO says they’re taking no action against InfoWars and Alex Jones

IT'S THE SAME CONTENT THAT FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, SPOTIFY, AND APPLE BANNED.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/twitter-ceo-infowars-alex-jones/

 

How to Automatically End Tasks While Shutting Down Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/auto-end-tasks-shut-down-windows/

 

No, Microsoft Isn’t Turning Windows 10 Into a Paid Subscription Service

https://www.howtogeek.com/360938/no-microsoft-isnt-turning-windows-10-into-a-paid-subscription-service/

 

Roku’s free, ad-supported streaming channel is now live on the web

Roku's homepage also expanded to include 'Featured Free' content

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/rokus-free-ad-supported-streaming-channel-is-now-live-on-the-web/

 

Hackers Exploiting DLink Routers to Redirect Users to Fake Brazilian Banks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-exploiting-dlink-routers-to-redirect-users-to-fake-brazilian-banks/

 

Streaming Has Taken Over the Music Industry

Audio and video music streaming make up 75 percent of music consumption in the US, up from 50 percent in the first half of 2016, according to Nielsen's US Mid-Year Music Report.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362399/streaming-has-taken-over-the-music-industry?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How To Convert a PDF File to a Microsoft Word Document

https://www.pcmech.com/convert-pdf-to-word-doc/

 

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/

 

New Details Leak on Intel ‘Whiskey Lake’ 14nm Mobile CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275167-new-details-leak-on-intel-whiskey-lake-14nm-mobile-cpus?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is out, and you can get one for free

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amd-32-core-ryzen-threadripper-131530218.html

 

Windows 10 Could Be Coming to Chromebooks

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/165671/windows-10-coming-chromebooks?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8M8j9Hkpo-rb7wGDtQm06uJnv1AeC5c7TZbNuEWrC7qtmHH7lTWHCA07zyUc3B1886lteRYExTcLoluHn-kB-MoC5LJQ&_hsmi=65149721

 

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/13/facebook-vidpresso/

 

THE US IS LOSING THE HIGH-STAKES GLOBAL BATTERY WAR

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17675708/great-battery-war-steve-levine-powerhouse-book-interview

 

Emma's Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45128677

 

Your Bluetooth Connection on Your Devices May Make It Easier to Be Hacked

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bluetooth-connection-hacked/

 

Here’s What You Should Use Instead of CCleaner

https://www.howtogeek.com/361112/heres-what-you-should-use-instead-of-ccleaner/

 

Vector is a robot for grownups

https://techcrunch.com/video/vector-is-a-robot-for-grownups/

 

New KeyPass Ransomware Campaign Underway

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-keypass-ransomware-campaign-underway/

 

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

 

How To Edit Video On a Chromebook

'https://www.pcmech.com/edit-video-chromebook/

 

$17 case adds wireless charging to your iPhone 6, 6s, or 7

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/wireless-charging-case-for-iphone-7-6s-6-2/

 

Satellite Hacks Are Real and the Consequences Are Frightening

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/275170-satellite-hacks-are-real-and-the-consequences-are-frightening?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple’s Ultra-Cheap MacBook Set to Enter Production Surprisingly Soon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ultra-cheap-macbook-set-170400774.html

 

Android Pie: 5 features to check out first

Android 9—aka Pie—is here! Once the new OS lands on your phone, take these five new tools and features for a spin.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295997/android/android-pie-tips.html

 

How to find and delete where Google knows you’ve been

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/how-to-find-and-delete-where-google-knows-youve-been/2018/08/13/37d9ce0c-9ec7-11e8-a3dd-2a1991f075d5_story.html?noredirect=on

 

THE BEST SOLUTION FOR MAKING BATTERIES SAFER MIGHT BE THE MOST BORING ONE

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17675376/battery-safety-lithium-ion-solid-state-electrolyte-analysis

 

Warning over 'panic' hacks on cities

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45128053

 

How to Restore Edge Favorites After Resetting Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/restore-edge-favorites-windows10/

 

Here’s Why Microsoft Can’t Make Windows 10 Visually Consistent

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/heres-why-microsoft-cant-make-windows-10-visually-consistent/

 

Snapchat gets $250M investment from Saudi prince for 2.3%

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/saudichat/

 

Vulnerabilities Found in the Firmware of 25 Android Smartphone Models

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-the-firmware-of-25-android-smartphone-models/

 

FCC Adopts Controversial Rules on Handling Consumer Complaints

The Democratic commissioner called the move 'bonkers,' and fears it'll force consumers to pay $225 to get their complaints heard. The FCC maintains nothing has changed.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362400/fcc-may-soon-charge-225-to-handle-your-complaint?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Set Up A Plex Media Server And Player With The Raspberry Pi

https://www.pcmech.com/article/plex-media-server-player-raspberry-pi/

 

How to download Android Pie on to your phone right now

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-pie-how-to-download-ota-factory-images/

 

Snapchat’s source code leaked out, and was published on GitHub

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/snapchats-source-code-leaked-out-and-was-published-on-github-20209.html#new_tab

 

Chromebooks could dual-boot into Windows 10 soon

Warm your hands around the Google Campfire

https://www.techradar.com/news/chromebooks-could-dual-boot-into-windows-10-soon

 

MetroPCS Alcatel 7 boasts a dual-sensor camera and FHD+ screen for $180

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/alcatel-7-news/

 

Google still tracks you through the web if you turn off Location History

A detail that can easily be missed

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17684660/google-turn-off-location-history-data

 

Snapchat Hack — Hacker Leaked Snapchat Source Code On GitHub

https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/snapchat-hack-source-code.html

 

Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

We'll show you how to watch movies from Movies Anywhere on your Movies & TV app within Microsoft Windows.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3295899/data-center-cloud/microsofts-decision-to-rejoin-movies-anywhere-is-a-single-step-toward-regaining-consumer-trust.html

 

How to Fix an Upside Down Screen in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-an-upside-down-monitor-display-windows/

 

You Can’t Watch Star Wars Online Because Disney Sold The Rights Until 2024

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-cant-watch-star-wars-online-because-disney-sold-the-rights-until-2024/

 

Snapchat shrinks by 3M users to 188M despite strong Q2

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/07/snapchat-earnings-q2-2018/

 

New Cmb Dharma Ransomware Variant Released

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-cmb-dharma-ransomware-variant-released/

 

Hackers Sold Remote Access to Major Airport for Only $10

The access was being sold on a Russian-language marketplace. The affected airport system was available on the open internet and may have been secured with a weak password.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362409/hackers-sold-remote-access-to-major-airport-for-only-10?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Student internet deals and tech discounts for fall 2018

https://www.allconnect.com/blog/student-internet-deals-and-tech-discounts-for-fall/

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FTC Warns Citizens About Government Imposter Scams

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2018/07/ftc-warns-citizens-about-government-imposter-scams/150176/

 

Snapchat Sees Its First-Ever Decline in Users

Snapchat's daily active users declined from 191 million to 188 million in the past quarter. While the CEO blames the app redesign, Facebook pulls further away.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362991/snapchat-sees-its-first-ever-decline-in-users?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

What Is a VRM and How Does It Affect Your Processor’s Performance?

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

 

Reddit Breach Highlights Limits of SMS-Based Authentication

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/08/reddit-breach-highlights-limits-of-sms-based-authentication/

 

How Microsoft will stop autoplay videos in Microsoft Edge

The basics of how to block autoplaying video are already baked into Edge.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3292641/browsers/how-to-stop-autoplay-videos-in-microsoft-edge.html

 

Battery woes? Find out which phones have the best power

https://www.komando.com/tips/473777/battery-woes-find-out-which-phones-have-the-best-power

 

5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead

https://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-battery-life-myths-2018-8

 

Reminder: Third Party Gmail Apps Have Full Access to Your Email

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/reminder-third-party-gmail-apps-have-full-access-to-your-email/

 

Intel Unveils New Roadmap: New 14nm Chips in 2019, 10nm Ice Lake in 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275102-intel-unveils-new-roadmap-new-14nm-chips-in-2019-10nm-ice-lake-in-2020?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Social engineering attacks: What makes you susceptible?

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/social-engineering-cybercrime/2018/08/social-engineering-attacks-what-makes-you-susceptible/

 

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/

 

$20 case brings Apple’s most limited-edition color ever to your iPhone X or 8

https://bgr.com/2018/08/10/jet-black-iphone-x-case-on-amazon/

 

Hackers on new ‘secure’ phone networks can bill your account for their roaming charges

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/10/hackers-on-new-secure-phone-networks-can-bill-your-account-for-their-roaming-charges/?yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

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

 

Microsoft Edge Adds “Web Authentication” Feature to Eliminate Passwords

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-edge-web-authentication-eliminate-passwords/

 

Kremlin Hackers Take Aim at the Swiss Lab That’s Working the Skripal Poisoning Case

The group that attacked Ukraine's power grid is phishing a chemical-weapons lab critical to the Skripal case

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/07/kremlin-hackers-take-aim-swiss-lab-s-working-skirpal-poisoning-case/150180/

 

Intel SSD 660p review: Quad Level Cell (QLC/4-bit) NAND makes its debut

Good performance for a startlingly low price make this drive a game-changer for bargain users. But it's a dud when it runs out of cache.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294356/storage/intel-ssd-660p-review-quad-level-cell-qlc4-bit-nand-debut.html

 

7 ways to hack-proof your smartphone to keep your data safe

https://www.komando.com/tips/395055/7-ways-to-hack-proof-your-smartphone-to-keep-your-data-safe

 

7 things you need to look for when buying a new computer

https://www.businessinsider.com/computer-buying-guide-windows-mac-specs-price-range-2018-8

 

What Are “Core Isolation” and “Memory Integrity” in Windows 10?

https://www.howtogeek.com/357757/what-are-core-isolation-and-memory-integrity-in-windows-10/

 

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

FCC kicks off annual analysis of nationwide broadband deployment.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/08/speedier-broadband-standards-pais-fcc-says-25mbps-is-fast-enough/

 

Staff dust off their typewriters after malware attack

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/01/staff-dust-off-their-typewriters-after-malware-attack/

 

CIRCUIT OVERLOAD THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

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

 

Government-backed research suggests millions of smartphones have built-in security flaws

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/smartphone-security-flaws-found-could-let-hackers-take-over/

 

Facebook open sources library to enhance latest Transport Layer Security protocol

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/facebook-open-sources-library-to-speed-up-latest-transport-layer-security-protocol/

 

iPhone USB Restricted Mode Is Pretty Easy to Beat

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

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

 

How Other Search Engines Compare to Google

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-other-search-engines-compare-google/

 

Ransomware Attack At Blue Springs Medical Practice Exposes 45,000 Patient Records

http://www.kcur.org/post/ransomware-attack-blue-springs-medical-practice-exposes-45000-patient-records#stream/0

 

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/raspberry-pi-getting-started

 

Android devices are stunningly vulnerable if you're a careless power-user

https://mashable.com/2018/08/11/android-os-vulnerabilities-kryptowire/

 

Let's Robot is a new kind of live-streaming telepresence platform for controlling robots and other devices through the internet. We are still in the early stages of development, so please keep coming back for updates!

https://letsrobot.tv/

 

How to Install Firefox in Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/357693/how-to-install-firefox-in-chrome-os/

 

How to Add or Remove Allowed Apps through Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113430-add-remove-allowed-apps-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

Cybercrime Carbanak Gang Leaders Arrested After Causing 1 Billion In Damage

https://blog.knowbe4.com/cybercrime-carbanak-gang-leaders-arrested-after-causing-1-billion-in-damage

 

Sorry, Alexa: Voice Shopping Is Mainly Hype -- For Now

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevendennis/2018/08/10/hey-alexa-order-two-oh-never-mind/

 

The $9 fast wireless charging pad everyone loves is finally back in stock on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/fast-wireless-charging-pad-amazon-sale-yootech/

 

Workona helps web workers finally close all those tabs

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/10/workona-helps-web-workers-finally-close-all-those-tabs/?yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft Surface Go vs. Surface Pro: What's the Difference?

More than just a sized-down version of the venerable Surface Pro, the all-new Surface Go makes Microsoft's flagship tablet more portable, and a whole lot more affordable.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/compare/362357/microsoft-surface-go-vs-surface-pro-whats-the-difference?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Stop Pop-ups on Android Devices

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

 

Sixth Circuit Finds Coverage Under Crime Policy for Business Email Compromise

https://www.insurancerecoveryblog.com/2018/07/sixth-circuit-finds-coverage-under-crime-policy-for-business-email-compromise/

 

10 YOUTUBERS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING for Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/10-raspberry-pi-youtube/

 

Here’s how App Actions in Android 9.0 Pie work, and how to control them

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-app-actions-work-in-android-9-pie/

 

[Windows Tip] How to Add or Remove Entries from Startup Programs List

https://www.askvg.com/windows-tip-how-to-add-or-remove-entries-from-startup-programs-list/

 

DHS Unveils National Risk Management Center

https://www.securityweek.com/dhs-unveils-national-risk-management-center

 

The 8 Best Features in the New Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/356781/the-8-best-features-in-the-new-gmail/

 

HackBusters

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/

 

Apple's New iPhones Exposed By YouTube Star

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/09/apple-iphone-xs-x2-xplus-se2-new-iphone-upgrade-release-date-cost-price/

 

The little adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick is only $16 right now

https://bgr.com/2018/08/08/fire-tv-stick-ethernet-adapter-sale/

 

Walmart pilots a grocery-picking robot to fulfill customers’ online orders

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/03/walmart-pilots-a-grocery-picking-robot-to-fulfill-customers-online-orders/

 

How to Set Up Wi-Fi Calling on iOS

Need to make an important phone call in a cellular dead zone? Wi-Fi Calling helps you make or receive phone calls on your Apple devices when your phone says 'no service.'

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362346/how-to-set-up-wi-fi-calling-on-ios?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Install Light Switch Guards to Keep People from Turning Off Your Smart Bulbs

https://www.howtogeek.com/357476/install-light-switch-guards-to-keep-people-from-turning-off-your-smart-bulbs/

 

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