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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 8/25/2018 1365
Fri 8/24/2018 1364
Thur 8/23/2018 1363
Wed 8/22/2018 1362
Tue 8/21/2018 1361
Mon 8/20/2018 1360
Sun 8/19/2018 1359

Sat 1365 8/25/2018

US carrier promo offers free iCloud storage to iPhone upgraders

It's in partnership with Apple.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/25/apple-us-carrier-icloud-storage-promo/?yptr=yahoo

 

Half a Billion IoT Devices Vulnerable to DNS Rebinding Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/half-a-billion-iot-devices-vulnerable-to-dns-rebinding-attacks/

 

How to disable the phone-to-PC linking feature on Windows 10

You can prevent users from trying to use the Your Phone feature on Windows 10. In this guide, we show you how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-phone-pc-linking-feature-windows-10

 

What To Do If You Lose Your Two-Factor Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/358803/what-to-do-if-you-lose-your-two-factor-phone/

 

How to Configure Your Mac’s Firewall Correctly

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

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Excel

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beginners-guide-microsoft-excel/

 

How to fix problems with OneDrive folder protection on Windows 10

Microsoft recommends these troubleshooting steps to fix problems trying to sync Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders to OneDrive.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-problems-onedrive-folder-protection-windows-10/

 

When it comes to Chrome, there may not be a reason to expect privacy

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/google-chrome-incognito-mode-tracking/

 

Justin Hendrix Facebook, YouTube and Twitter cannot rely on outsiders to police misinformation on their own platforms

Misinformation and polarization are forms of pollution exacerbated by social media business models — and social media companies should pay to clean it up.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/facebook-youtube-twitter-cannot-rely-outsiders-police-misinformation-their-own-ncna902671

 

Apple Is in Danger of Abandoning Creative Pros

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/273951-apple-is-in-danger-of-abandoning-creative-pros?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Fluent Sticky Notes

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/fluent-sticky-notes/9pk6r3qt7g6b?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

 

How deep learning and artificial intelligence power Comcast's voice remote

Jeanine Heck, vice president of AI product at Comcast, discusses how Comcast has integrated deep learning into their own AI voice remote, taking their product to a new level of success.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-deep-learning-and-artificial-intelligence-power-comcasts-voice-remote/

 

Raspberry Pi projects

Get tinkering

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/raspberry-pi-projects-1311001

 

To Stop Phishing, Google Gave Security Keys to All Employees

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

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

 

Best Buy bought the company behind senior-friendly JitterBug phone

The $800 million acquisition also gives Best Buy the company’s 900,000 service subscribers.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/best-buy-acquire-greatcall-jitterbug-phone-seniors/?yptr=yahoo

 

Droppers Is How Android Malware Keeps Sneaking Into the Play Store

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/droppers-is-how-android-malware-keeps-sneaking-into-the-play-store/

 

Surface Go vs. Chromebooks: Which should you buy?

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

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

 

How to Manually Export and Back Up Contacts on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/359081/how-to-manually-export-and-back-up-contacts-on-android/

 

What Does “Plugged In, Not Charging” Mean with Laptop Batteries?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-does-plugged-in-not-charging-mean/

 

How to Perform Under Pressure With These 8 Wacky Productivity Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pressure-productivity-apps/

 

INTRODUCING THE POE HAT – AVAILABLE NOW!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/introducing-power-over-ethernet-poe-hat/

 

The amazing $300 Pocophone F1 is so fast, it uses water inside to keep cool

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/pocophone-f1-news/

 

Amid cybersecurity concerns, tech industry to meet ahead of 2018 midterm elections

The meeting is intended to establish more connections among the companies, which can otherwise be fierce competitors.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amid-cybersecurity-concerns-tech-industry-meet-ahead-2018-midterm-elections-n903596

 

Harassed or stalked online? Follow these 5 steps

https://www.the-parallax.com/2018/07/27/how-stop-harasser-stalker-online-5-steps/?et_cid=159518&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news08

 

ReddPlanet

A brand new Reddit client for all of your Windows 10 devices!

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/reddplanet/9nblggh4s44m?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

The 6 new features in Microsoft Universal File Explorer that pros need to know

With Windows 10 version 1809, File Explorer includes a different UI and better menu supports.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-6-new-features-in-microsoft-universal-file-explorer-that-pros-need-to-know/

 

Google’s Security Check-up tool makes locking down your Gmail account easy

Keep snoops out for good

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/googles-security-check-up-tool-makes-locking-down-your-gmail-account-easy

 

MIT Uses Nanotech to Miniaturize Electronics Into Spray Form

The 'aerosolized electronics' are so small they can be sprayed through the air. MIT researchers say the tiny devices could be used to in oil and gas pipelines or even in the human digestive system to detect problems.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362652/mit-uses-nanotech-to-miniaturize-electronics-into-spray-form?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google brings native hearing aid support to Android

GN Hearing is the first manufacturer to use the Bluetooth low energy spec.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/google-native-hearing-aid-support-android/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google User Content CDN Used for Malware Hosting

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/16/google-native-hearing-aid-support-android/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google User Content CDN Used for Malware Hosting

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-user-content-cdn-used-for-malware-hosting/

 

All of the Windows 10 S devices you can buy right now

Are you looking for a laptop with Windows 10 S? Here's a list of all the laptops we've found so far shipping with Windows 10 S today!

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-s-devices

 

PSA: Make Sure You Have a Backup for Two-Factor Authentication

https://www.howtogeek.com/358723/psa-make-sure-you-have-a-backup-for-two-factor-authentication/

 

Secure Your Gmail Account with Google’s Security Checkup Tool

https://www.maketecheasier.com/secure-gmail-google-security-checkup-tool/

 

10 Fresh Alternatives to Microsoft Word You Should Try Today

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-word-alternatives/

 

Does My iPhone Need an Antivirus? Everything To Know About Securing Your iPhone

https://www.techjunkie.com/iphone-need-antivirus-secure/

 

Refresh Windows 10 to its default state in a few clicks, keeping your files and settings

https://www.techspot.com/article/1671-windows-reset-keep-your-files/

 

Iran's disinformation campaign extended to YouTube, Google says

The announcement comes two days after Facebook and Twitter both announced that they had found evidence of an Iran-based effort to push political content

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/iran-s-disinformation-campaign-extended-youtube-google-says-n903241

 

How to use macOS Sierra: Tips and tricks

https://www.cultofmac.com/445373/how-to-use-macos-sierra-tips-and-tricks/

 

Microsoft to give Sticky Notes a major facelift as part of its tasks push

Microsoft is readying a number of new features as part of its next release of Sticky Notes, including some cross-Windows-device synchronization. Cross-platform iOS/Android support is on the agenda, as well.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-give-sticky-notes-a-major-facelift-as-part-of-its-tasks-push/

 

How to switch between open apps in Android Pie with a gesture

Jack Wallen shows you an even more efficient way of opening recent apps on Android Pie.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-switch-between-open-apps-in-android-pie-with-a-gesture/

 

Skype Offers Secret Calling, End-to-End Encryption

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10392/skype-offers-secret-calling-end-end-encryption

 

35 Percent of People Never Change Their Passwords

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

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

 

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/?yptr=yahoo

 

Router Crapfest: Malware Author Builds 18,000-Strong Botnet in a Day

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/router-crapfest-malware-author-builds-18-000-strong-botnet-in-a-day/

 

Best Mini PCs of 2018

Need a PC that doesn't take up much space? Check out these great options.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-mini-pcs

 

What to Do If You Find Someone’s Lost iPhone or Smartphone

https://www.howtogeek.com/358948/what-to-do-if-you-find-someone%E2%80%99s-lost-iphone-or-smartphone/

 

How to Send Spam Calls Straight to Voicemail on Android with Google Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-spam-calls-voicemail-android/

 

5 Gmail Search Tricks Every Power User Should Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/gmail-search-tricks/

 

Is this website safe? Your complete website safety check guide

https://blog.avast.com/complete-website-safety-check-guide?et_cid=159518&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news08

 

We compared Google Drive with Apple's iCloud and Dropbox to find the best cloud storage solution — and the winner is clear

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/google-drive-apple-icloud-dropbox-cloud-storage-comparison-2018-8-1027481610

 

Volunteers found Iran's propaganda effort on Reddit — but their warnings were ignored

More than a year before the announcement from Facebook and Twitter, a group of moderators on Reddit noticed a peculiar pattern of submissions.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/volunteers-found-iran-s-propaganda-effort-reddit-their-warnings-were-n903486

 

30 Must-Have Tweaks For Your Mac

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/30-must-have-tweaks-for-your-mac/

 

This Android spyware records calls and sends your pictures and location to hackers

Bitdefender uncovers Android malware which sends every call, message and photo back to the hackers behind it.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-spyware-malware-records-calls-and-sends-your-pictures-to-hackers/

 

Why your business should implement multifactor authentication

Employees often resist cybersecurity procedures because they're inconvenient--but companies can't afford to indulge that sentiment. Cybersecurity must take precedence.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/business-enterprises-need-to-take-the-bull-by-the-horns-and-implement-multifactor-authentication/

 

Microsoft Phasing Out Windows 8

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10394/microsoft-phasing-out-windows-8

 

How to Make Sure iCloud Is Backing Up, Syncing Your Data

If you've felt the pain of losing all the photos, videos, and documents saved on your iPhone, or want to avoid it, iCloud is your friend. Here's how to make sure everything's set up and syncing

.https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362588/how-to-make-sure-icloud-is-backing-up-syncing-your-data?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

It's not the best solution for privacy, says the EFF.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/18/gmail-confidential-mode-mobile-devices/?yptr=yahoo

 

Vaccine Available for GandCrab Ransomware v4.1.2

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-available-for-gandcrab-ransomware-v412/

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Fri 1364 8/24/2018

Stop Photos from opening automatically on your Mac

https://www.defaults-write.com/

 

The new iPhones are literally on their way, as Apple just booked a bunch of air freight from China

https://bgr.com/2018/08/22/new-iphone-2018-release-date-apple-prepares-shipping-china/

 

This Is Your Brain On Music

USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance brain function? We'll soon find out.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/361744/this-is-your-brain-on-music?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to avoid problems installing the Windows 10 version 1809 (Redstone 5)

These tips will help you prepare and go through a smooth installation of the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update when it rolls out this fall.

https://pureinfotech.com/avoid-problems-installing-windows-10-version-1809/

 

Mozilla Is Working on a Chrome-Like "Site Isolation" Feature for Firefox

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-is-working-on-a-chrome-like-site-isolation-feature-for-firefox/

 

Comcast/Charter lobby asks FTC to preempt state broadband regulations

As FTC reexamines enforcement, broadband lobby asks for hands-off approach.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/comcastcharter-lobby-asks-ftc-to-preempt-state-broadband-regulations/?comments=1&post=35885037

 

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

https://www.komando.com/tips/362047/block-your-cellphone-number-from-caller-id-with-this-one-trick/all

 

How to speed up Ubuntu 18.04

Turbo charge your Ubuntu installation

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-ubuntu-1804

 

New rules are killing deceptive broadband ads in the UK

Advertised speeds for low-cost plans have dropped 41 percent.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/uk-deceptive-broadband-ads-new-rules/

 

New technology could upend the video-game market

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/new-netflix-style-system-change-play-video-games-135708043.html

 

31 Power Tips for Chrome That Will Improve Your Browsing Instantly

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-power-tips/

 

What Is an RTF File (And How Do I Open One)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/358854/what-is-an-rtf-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/

 

7 Useful WhatsApp Tricks You’re Probably Not Using

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-whatsapp-tricks/

 

OneCast lets you stream Xbox One games to iOS [updated]

We can finally stream games to an iPhone.

https://www.windowscentral.com/onecast-lets-you-stream-xbox-one-games-ios

 

Here's what's next for the GDPR

In a post-GDPR world threat actors and hackers are able to operate anonymously, says IBM Security Vice President Caleb Barlow.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-whats-next-for-the-gdpr/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

This is why Apple isn’t rushing to make a 5G iPhone

https://bgr.com/2018/08/22/apple-5g-iphone-release-date-vs-android/

 

Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates

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

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

 

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-devices-battery-level-windows-10/

 

KickICO Platform Loses $7.7 Million in Recent Hack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kickico-platform-loses-77-million-in-recent-hack/

 

Qualcomm promises 5G hotspots in 2018, new platform for 2019 phones

https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/22/qualcomm-says-new-5g-platform-will-power-2018-hotspots-and-2019-phones/

 

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

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

 

How to speed up macOS 10.13

Boost your Mac

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-speed-up-macos-1013

 

Verizon accused of misleading FCC on rural LTE coverage

It could hinder rural carriers' abilities to get federal funding.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/07/verizon-accused-of-misleading-fcc-on-lte-coverage/

 

Apple AirPlay 2.0 explained: Here’s everything you need to know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-apple-airplay-2-everything-171906031.html

 

13 Tiny Productivity Tips That Produce Massive Results

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/productivity-tips-massive-results/

 

How to Rename Smarthome Devices in the Alexa App

https://www.howtogeek.com/358869/how-to-rename-smarthome-devices-in-the-alexa-app/

 

What is Hostname in Linux and How Can You Change It?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hostname-in-linux/

 

How to create custom Windows 10 Start menu tiles

The Windows 10 Start menu can be customized with different tiles to represent your favorite apps, games, and websites. But what if you want more control over how they look?

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-custom-start-tiles

 

Why hacking industrial control systems is an extension of statecraft

When I have a bad day it's a bad day for a lot of people, says Sergio Caltagirone, former NSA cyber-defense expert and director of threat intelligence at Dragos.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-hacking-industrial-control-systems-is-an-extension-of-statecraft/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Qualcomm just told us the Galaxy S10 will have a processor as good as the new iPhones

https://bgr.com/2018/08/22/galaxy-s10-specs-7nm-snapdragon-855-chip-sampling/

 

Are You Ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act?

If you couldn't get enough GDPR talk, then you're in luck. California has introduced the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), its own version of the GDPR. Is your business ready?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362479/are-you-ready-for-the-california-consumer-privacy-act?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

WINDOWS 10 UPDATE KB4346084 TO MITIGATE INTEL’S SPECTRE VULNERABILITY

If you're running Windows 10 on an Intel processor, you may need to install one of these updates to mitigate new variants of the Spectre vulnerability.

https://pureinfotech.com/kb4346084-windows-10-intel-spectre-mitigation/

 

Researchers Discover Calisto, a Precursor to Dangerous Proton macOS Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-discover-calisto-a-precursor-to-dangerous-proton-macos-malware/

 

How To Clear Cache On Android

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/android/25214/how-clear-cache-android

 

Is someone spying on your cellphone?

https://www.komando.com/tips/239593/cellphone-spying-is-someone-seeing-your-photos-texts-calls-and-more/all

 

Nvidia Claims RTX GPUs Are Much Faster Than Pascal By Deliberately Comparing the Wrong Cards

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/275961-nvidia-claims-rtx-gpus-are-much-faster-than-pascal-by-deliberately-comparing-the-wrong-cards?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

FCC admits its comment system never suffered DDoS attack

The Chairman is trying to spin it as an exoneration.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/06/fcc-report-reveals-ddos-claims-were-bogus/

 

[Fix] Palm Swipe to Capture Screenshot Not Working in Samsung Smartphones

https://www.askvg.com/fix-palm-swipe-to-capture-screenshot-not-working-in-samsung-smartphones/

 

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

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

 

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

https://www.howtogeek.com/358552/switching-to-a-chromebook-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Why Website Password Restrictions Do Not Keep You Safe

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

 

Timeline Support Firefox add-on brings Windows Timeline to Mozilla's browser

Timeline Support brings Windows Timeline to Firefox and potentially more browsers in the future.

https://www.windowscentral.com/timeline-support-review-bringing-windows-timeline-mozilla-firefox

 

How to use the new Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana integration on your device

Two of the world's biggest digital assistants are collaborating, and enabling it is simple.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-new-amazon-alexa-and-microsoft-cortana-integration-on-your-device/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apparently, enough people bought Samsung’s last 18-inch tablet that it’s making a new one

https://bgr.com/2018/08/21/samsung-galaxy-view-2-tablet-specs-leaked/

 

Hashtags in YouTube Titles, Descriptions Now Clickable

Say you're looking for vegan tips and recipes. Just enter #vegan into the search bar, and YouTube will deliver a results page showing the top videos with that tag. At this point, this feature is limited to Android and the Web.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362605/hashtags-in-youtube-titles-descriptions-now-clickable?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to remove ads between episodes on Netflix

Getting ads on Netflix? Here are the steps to opt-out of the experience for an ad-free binge watch in the service.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-ads-between-episodes-netflix/

 

Microsoft Trying to Fix the Windows 10 App Gap Ahead of Andromeda

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-trying-to-fix-the-windows-10-app-gap-ahead-of-andromeda/

 

North Korean hackers are targeting cryptocurrency traders with fake software

Lazarus is back with new tools

https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/08/23/north-korean-hackers-cryptocurrency/

 

Android 9 Pie Feature Focus: System Navigation

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/166119/android-9-pie-feature-focus-system-navigation?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97GCWpfe0IrxXzSBbNE6_gVsphTX4lMLV5DZXUStjNqlmlv8zbTuc8qGOV-Q8GEMPQOcV77tOb0Lvn29oP4hjf94YGeg&_hsmi=65343946

 

13 Terminal Commands Every Mac User Should Know

https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.com/how-to/13-terminal-commands-every-mac-user-should-know-0162453/

 

How we can all cash in on the benefits of workplace automation

The AI business revolution must protect human workers above profits.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/06/benefits-workplace-ai/

 

[Fix] “The Windows Installer Service could not be Accessed” Error Message

https://www.askvg.com/fix-the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed-error-message/

 

10 Killer Productivity Apps That Work Offline

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/offline-productivity-apps/

 

How to Automate Common Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

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

 

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

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

 

3D printing on Windows: Everything you need to get started

You think it is simple to start 3D printing? Think again.

https://www.windowscentral.com/everything-you-need-start-3d-printing-home

 

10 PowerShell cmdlets to speed network troubleshooting

The right PowerShell cmdlets can help you identify network issues and resolve connectivity problems quickly and easily. Here are 10 to get you started.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-powershell-commands-for-network-troubleshooting/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Netflix doesn’t need the App Store to succeed, but should it still pay Apple’s 30% fee?

https://bgr.com/2018/08/22/netflix-vs-apple-subscription-payment-plan/

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Thur 1363 8/23/2018

A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people's faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn

https://www.businessinsider.com/chagas-disease-spreading-and-causing-heart-problems-2018-8?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Sometimes your laptop screen just isn't big enough. Here are the best ways to put movies, music, and games from your PC on your TV.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362509/how-to-connect-your-laptop-to-your-tv?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Don’t Buy the Ray-Traced Hype Around the Nvidia RTX 2080

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275859-dont-buy-the-ray-traced-hype-around-nvidias-rtx-2080-family?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Chrome OS update makes installing Linux apps easier

Expect availability to spread to more Chromebooks soon.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/09/chrome-os-update-install-linux-apps/

 

Microsoft Store is Prompting Older Windows 10 Versions to Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-store-is-prompting-older-windows-10-versions-to-update/

 

How to Make Your Own Private Netflix Using Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-own-private-netflix/

 

Google is Sued for Location History Deceptions

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/166163/google-sued-location-history-deceptions?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97GCWpfe0IrxXzSBbNE6_gVsphTX4lMLV5DZXUStjNqlmlv8zbTuc8qGOV-Q8GEMPQOcV77tOb0Lvn29oP4hjf94YGeg&_hsmi=65343946

 

The Best Robotic Lawnmower For Every Yard

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4924/the-best-robotic-lawnmower-for-every-yard/

 

The best Chromebooks of 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-chromebooks-buy-now-131506136.html

 

[HOWTO] Make a WiFi Hotspot With Your Phone

https://askbobrankin.com/howto_make_a_wifi_hotspot_with_your_phone.html

 

How to build a gaming PC: a step-by-step guide to building the best PC

It's easier than you might think

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc-a-step-by-step-guide-to-building-the-best-pc-1297251

 

How to Enable Dark Mode in Firefox

https://www.howtogeek.com/359033/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-firefox/

 

Anker's $13 ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard works with tons of devices

Works with any Bluetooth device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/ankers-13-ultra-slim-bluetooth-keyboard-works-tons-devices

 

US falls behind China in race to 5G, hurting businesses and risking economic benefits

A new report from Deloitte reveals the state of 5G adoption across the world, and how the US is lagging behind.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-falls-behind-china-in-race-to-5g-hurting-businesses-and-risking-economic-benefits/

 

How to Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Sometimes your laptop screen just isn't big enough. Here are the best ways to put movies, music, and games from your PC on your TV.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362509/how-to-connect-your-laptop-to-your-tv?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Artificial General Intelligence Is Here, and Impala Is Its Name

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/275768-artificial-general-intelligence-is-here-and-impala-is-its-name?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=

 

Microsoft will help expand rural broadband in Ohio

More than 900,000 people could benefit overall.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/microsoft-rural-broadband-ohio/

 

Massive Malvertising Campaign Discovered Attempting 40,000 Infections per Week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/massive-malvertising-campaign-discovered-attempting-40-000-infections-per-week/

 

The 8 Best Free Mac Tools to Detect and Fix Common macOS Problems

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-mac-tools-fix-problems/

 

NVIDIA Announces its new RTX GPUs, 2080 and 2080Ti Coming Next Month

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/166132/nvidia-announces-new-rtx-gpus?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97GCWpfe0IrxXzSBbNE6_gVsphTX4lMLV5DZXUStjNqlmlv8zbTuc8qGOV-Q8GEMPQOcV77tOb0Lvn29oP4hjf94YGeg&_hsmi=65343946

 

Chrome 69 arrives in September with Google’s Material Design overhaul intact

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chrome-69-arrives-september-fourth-with-material-design/

 

Will It Be Called iPhone 9? Apple May Ditch the Numerical Naming Conventions

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/called-iphone-9-apple-may-174200360.html

 

Google Chases Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon With 4 New Hardware Products

The tech giant is getting more serious about hardware.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/08/22/google-chases-apple-microsoft-and-amazon-with-4-ne.aspx?fs_test=True

 

How to use YouTube Dark Mode

For desktop, iOS and sort of Android

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-youtube-dark-mode

 

How to Make Your Phone’s Fingerprint Reader More Accurate

https://www.howtogeek.com/358969/how-to-make-your-phones-fingerprint-reader-more-accurate/

 

Best PC Monitors Under $200 in 2018

This is why you should consider the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD if you're after a display for less than $200.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-pc-monitors-under-200

 

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/

 

No Need for Directions With This Alexa-Powered GE Microwave

Using the GE Appliances Kitchen app, scan the barcode on your food packaging. The app then sends your microwave 'exact instructions for cooking times and power levels.'

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362545/no-need-for-directions-with-this-alexa-powered-ge-microwave?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Stanford Researchers Build AI Directly Into Camera Optics

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/275643-stanford-researchers-build-ai-directly-into-camera-optics?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

You don't need a Roku to watch Roku's free movies

And it's making it easier to find free content in other Roku apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/roku-channel-web/

 

DOD to Move All Websites to HTTPS by the End of the Year

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/dod-to-move-all-websites-to-https-by-the-end-of-the-year/

 

The 6 Best Budget Graphics Cards for Cheap Gaming

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-budget-graphics-card/

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Mainstream August patches look remarkably good, but watch out for the bad boys

After a round of perilously poor patches in July, this month’s been relatively benign. If you’re worried about Meltdown and Spectre, the Microsoft way may be the worst option, as Intel warns you to keep quiet about performance hits.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-windows/microsoft-patch-alert-mainstream-august-patches-look-remarkably-good.html?page=9

 

Russia and Iran created hundreds of Facebook pages and groups to mislead users, company says

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/08/21/russian-and-iran-created-hundreds-facebook-pages-and-groups-mislead-users-company-says/am5DtwebNJPHipl8pMxiAM/story.html

 

Google might be hiding the fact that its own reviews are shoddy

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-might-hiding-fact-reviews-shoddy-135640955.html

 

Our top two 1TB SSDs just hit all-time-low prices on Amazon so go get before they sell out

Amazon's got the 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D for $170 and the 1TB Samsung 860 for $199 today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3300178/computers/our-top-two-1tb-ssds-just-hit-all-time-low-prices-on-amazon-so-go-get-before-they-sell-out.html#tk.rss_all

 

Amazon’s big Logitech sale includes an all-time low on the keyboard that never needs charging

https://bgr.com/2018/08/22/logitech-solar-wireless-keyboard-sale-and-more-today-only/

 

Everything New in Notepad in Windows 10 Redstone 5

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

 

How to remove a Spigen Style Ring from your phone

The Style Ring is convenient, but if you want to get rid of it, here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-spigen-style-ring-your-iphone

 

5 job categories AI will disrupt, and how mid-market companies are responding

Reskilling workers and redesigning jobs are two priorities for organizations augmenting the workforce with tech, according to a Deloitte report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-job-categories-ai-will-disrupt-and-how-mid-market-companies-are-responding/

 

Facebook's Content Moderation is Under Fire in Undercover Report

A new documentary in the UK is claiming that Facebook moderators are often told to water down their efforts when it comes to removing objectionable content such as hate speech and videos featuring violence.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362547/facebooks-content-moderation-is-under-fire-in-undercover-re?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Intel Details Cascade Lake, Hardware Mitigations for Meltdown, Spectre

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275776-intel-discusses-cascade-lakes-improvements-hardware-mitigations-for-meltdown-spectre?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Phones sold by the four major US carriers could have a major security flaw

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint might have a big problem.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/phones-us-carriers-security-flaw-Verizon-ATT-Sprint-TMobile/

 

Pentagon Creates 'Do Not Buy' List of Chinese and Russian Software Providers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/pentagon-creates-do-not-buy-list-of-chinese-and-russian-software-providers/

 

Instapaper Relaunches Instapaper Premium

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/instapaper-relaunches-instapaper-premium/

 

Mozilla sets termination date for Firefox's legacy add-ons

The company will stop supporting Firefox ESR 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, in two weeks.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3299564/web-browsers/mozilla-sets-termination-date-for-firefox-legacy-add-ons.html#tk.rss_all

 

TinkerTool

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into macOS. 

This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

https://www.bresink.com/osx/0TinkerTool/details.html

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch: Everything you need to know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-working-way-charge-smartwatch-115254385.html

 

8 Menu Bar Apps Every Mac Power User Needs

https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.com/how-to/8-menu-bar-apps-every-mac-power-user-needs-0162194/

 

Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPhone X right now

https://bgr.com/2018/08/23/iphone-x-plus-release-date-coming-dont-be-stupid/

 

How to Delete All the Photos On Your iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/358321/how-to-delete-all-the-photos-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Best External Hard Drive for Xbox One

Add some additional storage capacity to your Xbox One with the excellent and affordable WD My Book series.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-external-hard-drive-xbox-one

 

Inside the updated Windows Console

Microsoft's command line goes back to the future.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/inside-the-updated-windows-console/

 

DIY a Spotify Speaker With Raspberry Pi

https://www.geek.com/tech/diy-a-spotify-speaker-with-raspberry-pi-1746714/

 

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Wed 1362 8/22/2018

The Best Gadgets To Play Old Videos And Games On HD TVs 

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4964/the-best-gadgets-to-play-old-videos-and-games-on-hd-tvs/

 

Corning: Gorilla Glass 6 Can Survive 15 Drops

In testing, Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops at waist-level height. The first smartphones are expected to begin using it by the end of this year.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362563/corning-gorilla-glass-6-can-survive-15-drops?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Chuwi's LapBook SE hits budget pricing with a touch of style

The LapBook SE may be cheap, but it has expensive looks.

https://www.windowscentral.com/chuwis-lapbook-se-hits-budget-pricing-touch-style

 

Police expose SIM card hijacking ring

They arrested a man who used SIM swap tricks to steal cryptocurrency.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/11/florida-police-expose-sim-card-hijacking-ring/

 

How to pick the best streaming service

https://www.komando.com/tips/474617/how-to-pick-best-streaming-service

 

Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner on Windows Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-using-ccleaner-windows/

 

Phishing attacks hit financial services, tech companies hardest: How to stay safe

Cybercriminals used phishing attacks to steal user data and money, according to a recent Kaspersky Lab report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-attacks-hit-financial-services-tech-companies-hardest-how-to-stay-safe/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How Bitcoin and the Dark Web hide SamSam in plain sight

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/07/how-bitcoin-and-the-dark-web-hide-samsam-in-plain-sight/

 

DHL-themed malspam reveals embedded malware in animated gif

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/DHLthemed+malspam+reveals+embedded+malware+in+animated+gif/23944/

 

How to disable Microsoft Edge auto-open after upgrade on Windows 10

If you don't like Microsoft Edge opening automatically after every upgrade, in this guide, you'll learn how to disable this behavior on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-microsoft-edge-auto-open-after-upgrade-windows-10/

 

How to set up your speakers, according to professionals

8 tips from the source on setting up your new speakers

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-your-speakers-according-to-professionals

 

Microsoft to dump Windows 10's smaller delta updates

The company has decided they're no longer needed because express updates can fill the bill. The delta updates will end in February 2019.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3290252/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-dump-windows-10s-smaller-delta-updates.html

 

Your Router’s Two IP Addresses

Every router has at least two IP addresses. It's a characteristic of how routers do their jobs.

https://askleo.com/your-routers-two-ip-addresses/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Io9.aYIf2pdfbL

 

What Is A Local Area Network (LAN)?

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

 

Microsoft Is Updating OneDrive Desktop App on Windows 10 With New Features

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-updating-onedrive-desktop-app-on-windows-10-with-new-features/

 

WhatsApp Backups Won’t Eat Into Your Google Drive Storage Anymore

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/166048/whatsapp-backups-wont-eat-google-drive-storage-anymore?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_RT_eLtKUzbJyt0s0Kpxyy_q_-UNOw7ZEqbXvMgpue-7jD0XFEC7Hu4BYAqZcTSphX6vIoAughhDNOAuaoeR9IqhyPbQ&_hsmi=65314847

 

6 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC

We all want our computers to last forever, but if yours seem to die before their time, your habits could be to blame. Here's some behavior to avoid.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362502/6-bad-habits-that-are-destroying-your-pc?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Best Ultrawide Monitors in 2018

Tired of relying on a small monitor for gaming and work? You'll need one of these behemoths.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ultrawide-monitors

 

The Academy teams up with Linux Foundation for open source tech

The Academy Software Foundation is meant to organize commonly used film tools.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/10/motion-picture-academy-open-source/

 

5 best new features of Android Pie

https://www.komando.com/tips/481108/5-best-new-features-of-android-

 

25 More Insanely Useful Websites You Might Need Someday

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/more-useful-websites/

 

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to turn off suggestions in Cortana and Timeline

Microsoft added a suggestions feature to Cortana and Timeline with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This how-to tutorial shows you how to turn suggestions off.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-april-2018-update-how-to-turn-off-suggestions-in-cortana-and-timeline/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Phishing Tool Uses Facial Recognition to Track Down Targets’ Social Media Accounts

https://findbiometrics.com/phishing-tool-facial-recognition-social-media-accounts-508084/?omhide=true

 

Samsung: Smartphones Most Secure for Cryptocurrencies

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10393/samsung-smartphones-most-secure-cryptocurrencies

 

How to repair Master Boot Record (MBR) on Windows 10

Sometimes the Master Boot Record (MBR) gets corrupted or misconfigured not letting Windows 10 to load correctly, and in this guide you'll learn how to fix this issue.

https://pureinfotech.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows-10/

 

How to build a gaming PC more powerful than the Xbox One X

Outpower the most powerful console

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc-more-powerful-than-the-xbox-one-x

 

Are pigs flying? Because Apple is reportedly updating the Mac mini this fall

Better three years late than never, right?

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3289149/macs/apple-mac-mini-rumors.html

 

Do “Fix All Your Windows Problems” Utilities Work?

'Fix All Your Windows Problems' is a claim made by many products and utilities, and it's best viewed with skepticism. We'll look at how to evaluate some of those claims.

https://askleo.com/do_fix_all_your_windows_problems_utilities_work/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Io9.aYIf2pdfbL

 

How to Speed Up Your Chromebook

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

 

SamSam Ransomware Crew Made Nearly $6 Million From Ransom Payments

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/samsam-ransomware-crew-made-nearly-6-million-from-ransom-payments/

 

Hands-On with Consumer Cellular

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/166093/hands-consumer-cellular?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_RT_eLtKUzbJyt0s0Kpxyy_q_-UNOw7ZEqbXvMgpue-7jD0XFEC7Hu4BYAqZcTSphX6vIoAughhDNOAuaoeR9IqhyPbQ&_hsmi=65314847

 

DARPA Is Working on Insect Scale Disaster Robots

The DoD agency is launching a new program called SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) with the aim of building tiny, highly versatile, and very strong robots for use in disaster scenarios and hazardous environments.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362585/darpa-is-working-on-insect-scale-disaster-robots?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Chime in: Have you had good or bad experiences with Chuwi devices?

Would you recommend the Chuwi brand?

https://www.windowscentral.com/chime-share-your-experiences-chuwi-devices

 

Researchers teach a computer to compose sonnets like Shakespeare

An AI-generated sonnet by any other name would smell as sweet

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/10/Ai-sonnets-shakespeare/

 

5 tips to boost your Android experience

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

 

Emby vs. Plex: Which Is Better?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emby-vs-plex/

 

How to solve Mac docking problems with the Henge Docks Stone

Apple doesn't make a Mac docking station, but that doesn't mean there are no reliable docking options. The small yet powerful Henge Docks Stone more than fits the bill.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-solve-mac-docking-problems-with-the-henge-docks-stone/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Can you recover the power grid after a cyberattack? The Department of Energy finds out

The project will investigate the consequences of attacks on energy infrastructure and how long it takes systems to recover.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/can-you-recover-the-smart-grid-after-a-cyberattack-the-department-of-energy-finds-out/

 

When 2FA Goes Bad

https://askbobrankin.com/when_2fa_goes_bad.html

 

MICROSOFT STORE SOON TO SHUT DOWN ON WINDOWS 8

The Microsoft Store for PCs and phones running Windows 8.x will start shutting down starting October 2018.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-store-app-soon-shut-down-windows-8/

 

4 hidden Mac tweaks to speed up your computer

https://www.popsci.com/macos-tweaks-improve-performance

 

Apple Watch Series 4 rumors: Six new models filed with the EEC

The new Apple Watch is also said to have improved health tracking capabilities.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3266295/iphone-ipad/apple-watch-series-4-features-price-release-date.html

 

Why Does a Scan of a Simple Text Document Result in Such a Large File?

Scanned documents can result in a large graphics file that is too large to email. Scan settings allow you to change the DPI to something more useful.

https://askleo.com/why-does-a-scan-of-a-simple-text-document-result-in-such-a-large-file/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Io9.aYIf2pdfbL

 

Google Chrome Will Start Using 10% More RAM Now, Thanks to Spectre

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/google-chrome-will-start-using-10-more-ram-now-thanks-to-spectre/

 

BitPaymer Ransomware Infection Forces Alaskan Town to Use Typewriters for a Week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bitpaymer-ransomware-infection-forces-alaskan-town-to-use-typewriters-for-a-week/

 

Microsoft’s Remix3D has Been Flagged as an Advertisement, Blocked by Plug-ins

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/166075/microsofts-remix3d-days-no-one-cared-noticed?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_RT_eLtKUzbJyt0s0Kpxyy_q_-UNOw7ZEqbXvMgpue-7jD0XFEC7Hu4BYAqZcTSphX6vIoAughhDNOAuaoeR9IqhyPbQ&_hsmi=65314847

 

Why Internet Users Around the World Use VPNs

Virtual private networks serve a host of different functions across worldwide web usage, from accessing entertainment content and social networks to anonymous browsing.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362553/why-internet-users-around-the-world-use-vpns?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to split a 3D model in 3D Builder

Splitting models is one of the easiest ways to get good prints.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-split-3d-model-3d-builder

 

Photos leak of a 3.3-inch Palm-branded Android phone

TCL's first 'Palm' device could resemble an old one -- HP's 4-inch Veer.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/10/palm-tcl-3.3-inch-phone-android/

 

Email spam is surging - here's how to protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/tips/481097/email-spam-is-surging-heres-how-to-protect-yourself

 

8 Texting and Walking Fails: Don’t Become the Next Victim

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/texting-walking-fails/

 

Matias Mac keyboard sheds light in the darkness

If you need a backlit, Mac-compatible keyboard that looks as good as Apple's Magic Keyboard, look no further than the wireless aluminum alternative from Matias.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/matias-mac-keyboard-sheds-light-in-the-darkness/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

https://www.seattlepi.com/news/politics/article/Pentagon-restricts-use-of-fitness-trackers-other-13134827.php

 

Are You in the 14 Percent Club?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_in_the_14_percent_club.html

 

NVIDIA INTRODUCES GEFORCE RTX 2080 TI, 2080, 2070 GPUS

Nvidia unveils its new RTX 20 series GPUs, and partners announce new videos cards and gaming PCs featuring the new graphics.

https://pureinfotech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-2080-2070-gpus/

 

6 Tweaks You Should Be Using on Your Mac Right Now

https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.com/how-to/6-tweaks-you-should-be-using-your-mac-right-now-0161605/

 

ASRock's bundling an 8GB Radeon RX 580 graphics card with a B350 Ryzen motherboard for $300

Get a great deal on the bones of a new PC

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3289325/computers/asrocks-bundling-an-8gb-radeon-rx-580-graphics-card-with-a-b350-ryzen-motherboard-for-300.html

 

Cable TV's "Ticking Time Bomb" Is About to Explode

https://www.fool.com/ext-content/total-conviction-stock-looks-to-us-like-facebook-b/823/?psource=esapib7410000002&pi_creativeid=398330&campaign=sa-post-release&pi_clickid=d451f6e552e64ec38fa025feb917bbd0&paid=9071&wsource=esapibwdg0000002&pi_adid=366962&testId=total-conviction2&waid=9071&cellId=0

 

How to Not Lose Your Stuff

https://www.howtogeek.com/358004/how-to-not-lose-your-stuff/

 

Mozilla Wants to Rebrand Firefox and Is Asking for Feedback

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-wants-to-rebrand-firefox-and-is-asking-for-feedback/

 

Apple to Launch New MacBook Air, Mac Mini Later This Year

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/166148/apple-launch-new-macbook-air-mac-mini-later-year?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-97GCWpfe0IrxXzSBbNE6_gVsphTX4lMLV5DZXUStjNqlmlv8zbTuc8qGOV-Q8GEMPQOcV77tOb0Lvn29oP4hjf94YGeg&_hsmi=65343946

 

35 Percent of People Never Change Their Passwords

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

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

 

DarkHydrus Relies on Open-Source Tools for Phishing Attacks

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

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Best Graphics Cards for Every Budget in 2018

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/273386-best-graphics-cards-for-every-budget?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Flush the DNS Cache on Your Mac

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

 

Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere service for Xbox and Windows 10

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/6/17655246/microsoft-movies-anywhere-xbox-windows-10

 

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/

 

The Best Smart Speakers of 2018

Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, or Siri? The first step in choosing an AI companion is deciding which voice assistance platform is the right fit for your home. The second step is picking up one of the best smart speakers we've tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/357520/the-best-smart-speakers?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

AMD's six-core Ryzen 5 2600 processor is cheaper than ever

The Ryzen 5 2600 is $160 at Amazon and Newegg today.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3290954/computers/amds-six-core-ryzen-5-2600-processor-is-cheaper-than-ever.html

 

Google Admits to Location History Collection

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/165953/google-admits-location-history-collection?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-899v9TXQNkTuLmulmc_Xinq2Y13uNcQCJ6Ias9iIuT8hIk9rMwLdnmnVbB-ts4PjM_wZRMY0H-Y7srSCC5VNj4MO9ECw&_hsmi=65274114

 

How to Spot a Bot

https://askbobrankin.com/how_to_spot_a_bot.html

 

16 OS X tweaks for business power users

Get the most out of your Mac with these OS X tips, which include time-saving features and performance-enhancing settings.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/16-os-x-tweaks-for-power-business-users/

 

The Best New WhatsApp Features You Might Have Missed

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-new-whatsapp-features-you-should-know-about/

 

Tips for using the top command in Linux

Improve your 'top' knowledge with this tutorial.

https://opensource.com/article/18/8/top-tips-speed-up-computer?sc_cid=701f2000000RRBAAA4

 

Android exploit targeted apps' shoddy use of external storage

The 'man-in-the-disk' attack could install malware or block real apps.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/12/android-exploit-targets-app-external-storage/

 

OneDrive's 'Known Folder Move' now rolling out to everyone

The new feature will make sure OneDrive automatically backs up and protects your pictures, documents, and desktop folders.

https://www.windowscentral.com/onedrives-known-folder-move-now-rolling-out-everyone

 

Spam Click Rates High, 2FA Use Low at Work

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/spam-click-rates-high-2fa-use-low/

 

Microsoft Begins Testing of the Your Phone App in Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-begins-testing-of-the-your-phone-app-in-windows-10/

 

How to Thoroughly Dry Out Your Wet Electronics

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

 

The 8-year-olds hacking state election websites

Why a Def Con hackathon is good news for democracy

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/4/17650028/voting-machine-hack-def-con-hackathon

 

Nest Cameras Are Useless Without a Nest Aware Subscription

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

 

How to Recycle or Donate Your Old Printer

Whether your trusty inkjet or laser has spit out its last page, or you're just looking to upgrade, here's how not to land your old printer in a landfill.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362095/how-to-recycle-or-donate-your-old-printer?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

Talk is cheap. To convince consumers that Microsoft believes in the consumer, it needs to launch new products and services, not just rebrand the Surface Go and Cortana.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3291784/windows/microsofts-pledge-to-win-back-the-consumer-needs-to-be-more-than-just-words.html

 

Gmail Brings Confidential Emails to Mobile

https://www.thurrott.com/google/165929/gmail-brings-confidential-emails-mobile?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-899v9TXQNkTuLmulmc_Xinq2Y13uNcQCJ6Ias9iIuT8hIk9rMwLdnmnVbB-ts4PjM_wZRMY0H-Y7srSCC5VNj4MO9ECw&_hsmi=65274114

 

Is Titan the KEY to Your Security?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_titan_the_key_to_your_security.html

 

How to go beyond passwords in Windows 10

Web sign-in, FIDO 2, remote biometrics--Windows 10 is ready for better security than passwords offer.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-go-beyond-passwords-in-windows-10/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Customize the Look and Layout of VLC Media Player

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/customize-vlc-media-player/

 

Automating backups on a Raspberry Pi NAS

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a safe haven for your data.

https://opensource.com/article/18/8/automate-backups-raspberry-pi?sc_cid=701f2000000RRBAAA4

 

Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

Thankfully, you weren't likely to see it in the wild.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/12/amazon-echo-speaker-complicated-surveillance-hack/

 

Windows 10 19H1: All the changes we know so far (Spring 2019)

Here's all you need to know about Windows 10 update 19H1.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-19h1-changelog

 

Phishing Campaign Uses FTP Links to Deliver DanaBot Banking Trojan

https://securityintelligence.com/news/phishing-campaign-uses-ftp-links-to-deliver-danabot-banking-trojan/

 

Microsoft AccountGuard Service Offers Protection for Political and Election Orgs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-accountguard-service-offers-protection-for-political-and-election-orgs/

 

How to Add Custom Startup Programs to Windows 10

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

 

DOJ and FCC request Supreme Court vacate 2016 net neutrality ruling

This would prime the court for fresh net neutrality litigation in the future

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/3/17649662/net-neutrality-justice-doj-fcc-supreme-court

 

How to Use YouTube’s New Incognito Mode to Hide Your Watch History

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-use-youtubes-new-incognito-mode-to-hide-your-watch-history/

 

5 Million US Consumers Expected to Ditch Cable This Year

Around 5.4 million US consumers will 'cut the cord' in 2018, a 685 percent increase compared to 2016, and a potential loss of $5.5 billion for the cable industry, a cg42 study finds.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362537/5-million-us-consumers-expected-to-ditch-cable-this-year?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

This 8GB Radeon RX 580 is just $230 and comes with a $25 Amazon gift card

This deal is nuts, in the best possible way.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3291779/computers/this-8gb-radeon-rx-580-is-just-230-and-comes-with-a-25-amazon-gift-card.html

 

Arm Says Future Chips to Offer Desktop-Class Performance

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/165914/arm-says-future-chips-offer-desktop-class-performance?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-899v9TXQNkTuLmulmc_Xinq2Y13uNcQCJ6Ias9iIuT8hIk9rMwLdnmnVbB-ts4PjM_wZRMY0H-Y7srSCC5VNj4MO9ECw&_hsmi=65274114

 

What’s Windows 10 Redstone 5 (version 1809), and why you should upgrade?

Windows 10's next major release — codenamed "Redstone 5," officially known as "version 1809" — is rolling out in a few weeks, and here's all the info you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/what-windows-10-redstone-5-1809-why-upgrade/

 

Why you can't defeat Google location tracking even if you turn it off

Google services on Android and iPhone still track users even if privacy settings instruct it not to.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-you-cant-defeat-google-location-tracking-even-if-you-turn-it-off/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

5 Awesome Ways to Use a Camera With Your Arduino

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/arduino-camera-projects/

 

Windows Movie Maker is back: how to use Windows 10's hidden video editor

There's more to the Photos app than meets the eye

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-movie-maker-is-back-how-to-use-windows-10s-hidden-video-editor

 

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/

 

Best RAM Deals as of August 11, 2018

RAM prices are crazy right now, so we're here to help you make the best purchase decision. These are best RAM deals available.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-ram-deals

 

Phishing and Social Media, Will it Over Take Email?

https://securityboulevard.com/2018/08/phishing-and-social-media-will-it-over-take-email/

 

Just Five File Types Make Up 85% of All Spam Malicious Attachments

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/just-five-file-types-make-up-85-percent-of-all-spam-malicious-attachments/

 

How to Install Custom Themes in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-custom-themes-windows10/

 

Facebook is making its first serious move to monetize WhatsApp

Ads that link Facebook users to WhatsApp

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17636418/facebook-whatsapp-ads-monetize

 

Firefox Launches a Password Manager for iPhone and Notes for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/firefox-launches-a-password-manager-for-iphone-and-notes-for-android/

 

States Experiment With Sending Distracted Drivers to Jail

A new Oregon law raises fines for distracted driving and can also put repeat offenders behind bars. I applaud my home state for getting tough on these dangerous drivers.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/362494/states-experiment-with-sending-distracted-drivers-to-jail?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

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

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

 

GDPR-based extortion could be the next cybercrime trend

https://www.idgconnect.com/blog-abstract/31153/gdpr-extortion-cybercrime-trend

 

How to set up a VPN server on Windows 10

Here are the step-by-step instructions to set up a VPN server using the built-in Incoming Connection feature in Windows 10.

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

 

Apple macOS vulnerability paves the way for system compromise with a single click

Tampering with two lines of code unveiled a serious bug which could lead to full system compromise.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-macos-vulnerability-paves-the-way-for-system-compromise-with-a-single-click/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Clean Up Bad iPhone Photos With These 5 Decluttering Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/clean-bad-iphone-photos/

 

Getting started with your new Windows 10 laptop

How to get yourself all setup

https://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/getting-started-with-a-new-windows-10-device-1303295

 

Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st

You might not need to spend a fortune to get a Core i9 in your desktop.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/12/intels-first-9th-generation-core-processors-may-arrive-october/

 

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

 

Spear phishing -- threat vectors highlight new realities

https://www.networksasia.net/article/spear-phishing-threat-vectors-highlight-new-realities.1533523385

 

KB4346877 Update released for Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/kb4346877-update-released-for-windows-10-anniversary-update-version-1607/

 

How to Download Any File to Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/download-files-directly-into-your-iphone/

 

The Best Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Unit

https://www.reviewgeek.com/4816/the-best-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-unit/

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GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR RASPBERRY PI

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/getting-started-raspberry-pi/

 

Snapchat’s redesign cost it millions of users

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/7/17661878/snapchat-earnings-q2-2018-results-redesign

 

Court blocks FCC from cutting broadband subsidies in tribal lands

It would have left some natives without alternatives.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/13/court-blocks-fcc-cutting-tribal-broadband-subsidies/

 

Sony Quietly Rolls Out New PS4 Model

Games consoles regularly receive hardware updates so as to improve performance or reduce cost. This latest model update by Sony suggests the new PS4 isn't much different, but is now cheaper to manufacture thanks to some internal component tweaks.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362488/sony-quietly-rolls-out-new-ps4-model?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Block Applications in Windows 10

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

 

Apple Watch Series 4: Everything you need to know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/everything-know-upcoming-apple-watch-210540202.html

 

Price war! Now several 120GB SSDs are selling for a ludicrously low $28

Buyers are the ultimate victor.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294957/computers/price-war-now-several-120gb-ssds-are-selling-for-a-ludicrously-low-28.html

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

All the awesome things you forgot your Mac could do

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

 

Best Managed Switches of 2018

Managed switches offer more control over a network and connected devices. Here are a few examples of quality options.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-managed-switches-2018

 

Windows 10's next big feature release officially named build 1809

Microsoft confirms the next version of Windows 10 will be 1809.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10s-next-big-feature-release-officially-named-build-1809/

 

Does Chromebook Deserve Laptop Respect?

https://askbobrankin.com/does_chromebook_deserve_laptop_respect.html

 

GandCrab Ransomware Author Bitter After Security Vendor Releases Vaccine App

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gandcrab-ransomware-author-bitter-after-security-vendor-releases-vaccine-app/

 

What Is a Virtual Machine? Everything You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-machine-makeuseof-explains/

 

How to Automate Common Maintenance Tasks in Windows 10

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

 

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega graphics, our favorite budget gaming CPU, gets even cheaper

Game without a graphics card

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3294962/components-processors/amds-ryzen-3-2200g-with-radeon-vega-graphics-our-favorite-budget-gaming-cpu-gets-even-cheaper.html

 

Asus brings a $110 Android Go phone to the US

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/6/17656792/asus-zenfone-live-l1-android-go-us-release

 

Dozens of kids hack election site replicas in just minutes

They changed candidate names and vote counts.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/13/kids-hack-election-site-replicas-def-con/

 

Microsoft: Facial-Recognition Tech Needs to Be Regulated

'A world with vigorous regulation of products that are useful but potentially troubling is better than a world devoid of legal standards,' Microsoft President Brad Smith writes in a blog post calling for Congress to act.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362484/microsoft-facial-recognition-tech-needs-to-be-regulated?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Access Network Files From Your iPad

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

 

Walmart's new feature has its e-commerce business growing faster than Amazon's

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmart-apos-feature-e-commerce-161700076.html

 

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is a work-first tablet built to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Laptop

It doesn't have a home button or a Bixby button.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294210/android/samsung-galaxy-tab-s4-specs-features.html

 

100 common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them

Easy fixes for widespread issues

https://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/20-common-windows-10-problems-and-how-to-solve-them-1300292

 

Why Microsoft's Xbox 'XCloud' may finally do game streaming right

Microsoft is uniquely positioned to deliver a strong game streaming service with the rumored Xbox "XCloud." Here's why.

https://www.windowscentral.com/why-microsoft-xcloud-streaming-right

 

Microsoft delivers promised end- to-end Skype encryption option

Microsoft has enabled end-to-end encrypted Private Conversations for all Skype consumer customers on Windows desktops, iOS, Mac, Android and Linux.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-delivers-promised-end-to-end-skype-encryption-option/

 

Has Artificial Intelligence Gone Too Far?

https://askbobrankin.com/has_artificial_intelligence_gone_too_far.html

 

Jury Convicts Anonymous Hacker Who DDoSed Children's Hospital, Later Got Lost at Sea

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/jury-convicts-anonymous-hacker-who-ddosed-childrens-hospital-later-got-lost-at-sea/

 

5 Tips for Detecting and Avoiding Dangerous Apps on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avoid-dangerous-apps-android/

 

Firefox Launches a Password Manager for iPhone and Notes for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/firefox-launches-a-password-manager-for-iphone-and-notes-for-android/

 

Price war! Now several 120GB SSDs are selling for a ludicrously low $28

Buyers are the ultimate victor.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3294957/computers/price-war-now-several-120gb-ssds-are-selling-for-a-ludicrously-low-28.html

 

Amazon Alexa will now let you know when it’s learned answers to old questions

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/6/17658444/amazon-alexa-answer-update-new-feature-question

 

Security flaws could open body cameras up to hacks

Some devices could allow footage to be doctored.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/13/security-flaw-body-cameras-hacks/

 

German Court Rules Facebook Data Can Be Inherited

Facebook's rules mean that when someone dies their account is either memorialized and no one can log in to it or permanently deleted, but Germany's high court ruled that accounts can be inherited therefore allowing relatives access to the data.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362489/german-court-rules-facebook-data-can-be-inherited?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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

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

 

You might be paying for iPhone app subscriptions you're not using — here's how to cancel them 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/might-paying-iphone-app-subscriptions-150000734.html

 

Report Claims Intel Core i9-9900K Will Finally Use Solder

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/275555-report-claims-intel-core-i9-9900k-will-finally-use-solder?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

You're missing out on what Google can really do

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

 

ASUS new ROG Zephyrus S is the 'world's thinnest gaming laptop'

It may be touted as the "world's thinnest" gaming laptop, but the Zephyrus S still packs plenty of power.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-new-rog-zephyrus-s-worlds-thinnest-gaming-laptop

 

This year’s iPhones might not sell well, and it’s all the iPhone X’s fault

https://bgr.com/2018/08/20/new-iphones-2018-release-date-specs-vs-iphone-x/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809 (REDSTONE 5): 10 BEST HIDDEN FEATURES

Here are the top 10 (best and most useful) hidden features coming with the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update.

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

 

Microsoft Edge Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Local Files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-edge-flaw-lets-hackers-steal-local-files/

 

10 Tiny Tweaks to Stay More Focused While Using Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stay-focused-windows-10/

 

How to Enable USB Restricted Mode on Your iPhone or iPad, Available in iOS 11.4.1

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-enable-usb-restricted-mode-on-your-iphone-or-ipad-available-in-ios-11.4.1/

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10's growth continues

Migration watch: Windows 10 in July saw continued gains in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular flavor of Windows by the end of the year.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10s-growth-continues.html

 

Facebook wants financial data from America’s largest banks

But they still remember Cambridge Analytica

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/6/17656212/facebook-us-banks-financial-services-card-transactions-shopping-habits-account-balance

 

DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

The tool searches OCT scans for over 50 eye diseases including macular degeneration.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/13/deepmind-ai-moorfields-eye-hospital-disease/

 

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you grab static screenshots.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362344/how-to-record-the-screen-on-your-iphone-or-ipad?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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

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

 

The official Twitter account for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. News and info about our low-cost mini PC.

https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi

 

Affordable 5G Could Fundamentally Change How You Receive Internet Service

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/275440-affordable-5g-could-fundamentally-change-how-you-receive-internet-service

 

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 to set up a home file server using FreeNAS

Setting up FreeNAS, a popular open-source network attached storage (NAS) solution, is not a difficult task. Here's how to get started and configure a working home server.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-to-set-up-freenas-home-file-server

 

How to unlock a phone on each and every carrier

Free yourself! How to unlock a phone from the icy hands of your wireless carrier

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-unlock-a-phone-on-every-carrier/2/

 

How to enable lazy loading to speed up pages in Chrome

Chrome now includes a feature to further speed up web pages loading time, and in this guide, you'll learn how to enable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-lazy-loading-speed-up-pages-chrome/

 

Reddit Announces Security Breach After Hackers Bypassed Staff's 2FA

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/reddit-announces-security-breach-after-hackers-bypassed-staffs-2fa/

 

The 5 Best Mac Screen Recorders for Capturing Your Screen

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-screen-recorders-capturing-mac-os-x/

 

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/

 

Costco's Surface Go bundle offers a better low-end option than Microsoft does

It boosts the storage and bundles a Type Cover for a total of $20 more than Microsoft's least-expensive model.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3292077/computers/costcos-surface-go-bundle-offers-a-better-low-end-option-than-microsoft-does.html

 

How to test out Google’s Digital Wellbeing features on Android 9 Pie right now

Dashboard, app timers, and more are available in beta today

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/6/17655520/google-digital-wellbeing-beta-now-available-dashboard-app-timers-wind-down

 

If you’re still using a fax machine for ‘security’ think again

They’re tiny computers and all computers get hacked eventually.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/20/fax-machine-hack/?yptr=yahoo

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Top tips for extending the battery life of your laptop

Handy laptop battery life tips

https://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/10-ways-to-make-your-laptop-battery-last-longer-513756

 

How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth During Specific Hours

https://www.maketecheasier.com/limit-windows-update-bandwidth-specific-hours/

 

The Best Laptops for College Students

You've chosen the college or university you'll be attending. Here's the next most important decision you need to make: which notebook you'll carry around campus for the next four years. Start your "best laptops" short list with these top-rated, value-focused models.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/285524/the-best-laptops-for-college-students?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

New version of Windows 10 Your Phone app Allows Photo Transfer from Android

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-version-of-windows-10-your-phone-app-allows-photo-transfer-from-android/

 

Microsoft’s phone-to-Windows app is available for Android

Still no iPhone app, though.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/microsoft-phone-windows-app-available-android/

 

Bad news conspiracy theorists. QAnon codes are just a guy mashing his keyboard

AB-AKD&EGH281Q 282-18-2983821-28172391U721.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/bad-news-conspiracy-theorists-qanons-codes-are-just-a-guy-mashing-his-keyboard/

 

Secret Foistware Blocker in Windows 10

https://askbobrankin.com/secret_foistware_blocker_in_windows_10.html

 

Microsoft threatened to drop hosting for Gab over hate speech posts

Founder says ‘Gab will go down for weeks/months’ if dropped

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17671188/microsoft-gab-hate-speech-hosting-ban-deplatform

 

The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854456/laptop-computers/the-best-pc-laptops-of-the-year.html

 

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/

 

Best Wi-Fi Router in 2018

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-wifi-router

 

The Galaxy Tab S4 is a great productivity machine precisely because it’s an Android tablet

Android isn't a productivity platform, but on the Tab S4, Samsung's DeX gives us the best of Android in a very Windows-like experience.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3295863/android/the-galaxy-tab-s4-is-a-great-productivity-machine-precisely-because-it-s-an-android-tablet.html

 

3 Actionable Steps to Improving Your Online Privacy Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/worst-tech-companies-online-privacy/

 

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/

 

The Unusual Desktop Shortcut Malware, and How It Works

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

 

7 Signs You Have Malware and How to Get Rid of It

Is your PC acting strange? Look for these signs you have malware, but don't freak out if it turns out that you do. Our tips can help you get rid of it.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416788,00.asp

 

The Week in Ransomware - August 3rd 2018 - Revenge of the Crab

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-august-3rd-2018-revenge-of-the-crab/

 

Intel discloses another set of processor vulnerabilities

It has already released updates to address the problem.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/14/intel-discloses-processor-vulnerability-l1tf/

 

Sex extortion emails now quoting part of their victim’s phone number

https://www.grahamcluley.com/sex-extortion-emails-now-quoting-part-of-their-victims-phone-number/

 

[ALERT] The Video Blackmail Scam

https://askbobrankin.com/alert_the_video_blackmail_scam.html

 

Amazon offers first look at Alexa Auto to developers today

Alexa should start appearing in more cars later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17670058/amazon-alexa-auto-sdk-developers-alexa-car

 

AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega graphics, our favorite budget gaming CPU, gets even cheaper

Game without a graphics card

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3294962/components-processors/amds-ryzen-3-2200g-with-radeon-vega-graphics-our-favorite-budget-gaming-cpu-gets-even-cheaper.html

 

Raspberry Pi challengers: The newest boards you can buy

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/raspberry-pi-style-computers-the-newest-boards-you-can-buy/

 

Fluent Sticky Notes review: A charming companion for taking notes on Windows 10

Fluent Sticky Notes places note-taking above everything else, literally.

https://www.windowscentral.com/fluent-sticky-notes-review-charming-companion-taking-notes

 

Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make changes.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3295940/microsoft-windows/patch-expert-calls-on-microsoft-execs-to-fix-windows-updating.html

 

The 10 Best Legal YouTube Live Channels for Cord Cutters

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/legal-youtube-live-channels/

 

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/

 

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

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

 

Dell G3 15

https://www.pcmag.com/review/363104/dell-g3-15

 

Microsoft’s Poor Reply to Open Letter on Windows 10 Update Experiences

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-s-poor-reply-to-open-letter-on-windows-10-update-experiences/

 

Hundreds of Instagram users report similarly hacked accounts

Posts are left alone but contact info and profiles are changed.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/14/instagram-users-report-similarly-hacked-accounts/

 

Mock Election Site Hacked By Pre-Teen

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10389/mock-election-site-hacked-pre-teen

 

AirPower Clone Hits the Market for a Fraction of Apple's Reported Cost

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airpower-clone-hits-market-fraction-090000009.html

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S4 REVIEW: VALIANT EFFORT

A new weight class of tablet

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17661402/samsung-galaxy-tab-s4-review-valiant-effort

 

Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

New builds are light on features, focused on fixes.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/next-windows-10-update-nearing-completion-as-it-gets-its-official-name/?comments=1

 

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/

 

Samsung's new SmartThings Wifi, hub and sensors smarten things up even more

Mesh networking, a new hub and sensors round out the company's connected home aspirations.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsungs-new-smartthings-wifi-hub-and-sensors-smarten-things-even-more

 

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

 

5 Chrome Extensions to Improve Facebook in Every Way

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chrome-extensions-improve-facebook/

 

What Is A Windows System File?

https://www.howtogeek.com/358101/what-is-a-windows-system-file/

 

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

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

 

Report: Intel's 10nm Delay Led to a 2018 MacBook Redesign

Apple was apparently planning to use Intel's new 10nm processors in the MacBook refresh, but with those chips being delayed until late 2019, Apple was forced to perform a redesign and use 14nm Kaby Lake chips instead.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363189/report-intels-10nm-delay-led-to-a-2018-macbook-redesign?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Malwarebytes Browser Extension Blocks Malware, Scams, Ads, & Trackers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malwarebytes-browser-extension-blocks-malware-scams-ads-and-trackers/

 

Australian law could force tech firms to hand over customer data

Companies like Facebook, Apple and Google could face a $7.3 million fine if they 

https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/14/australian-law-force-tech-firms-hand-over-customer-data/

 

Experiment Unveils Google Location Tracking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10390/experiment-unveils-google-location-tracking

 

Become a master caster with these Google Chromecast tips and tricks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/become-master-caster-google-chromecast-171158470.html

 

I TRIED MAGIC LEAP AND SAW A FLAWED GLIMPSE OF MIXED REALITY’S AMAZING POTENTIAL

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17662040/magic-leap-one-creator-edition-preview-mixed-reality-glasses-launch

 

Next Windows 10 update nearing completion as it gets its official name

New builds are light on features, focused on fixes.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/next-windows-10-update-nearing-completion-as-it-gets-its-official-name/?comments=1

 

Linux kernel bug: TCP flaw lets remote attackers stall devices with tiny DoS attack

'SegmentSmack' Linux bug gives a remote attacker the means to knock out a system with minimal traffic.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-kernel-bug-tcp-flaw-lets-remote-attackers-stall-devices-with-tiny-dos-attack/

 

Google may soon let you run Windows 10 on Chromebooks using 'Campfire'

Campfire — Google's version of Apple's Boot Camp — could be just on the horizon.

https://www.windowscentral.com/google-may-soon-let-you-run-windows-10-chromebooks-using-campfire

 

Best Buy is selling Apple Watch Series 3 units for up to $250 off

Yep, there's definitely a refresh on the way.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3294998/consumer-electronics/best-buy-is-selling-apple-watch-series-3-units-for-up-to-250-off.html

 

The 6 Best Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combos for All Budgets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-wireless-mouse-and-keyboard/

 

What You Should Know Before Insuring Your Tech Gear

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

 

Is Your Smartphone a Symbol of Your Wealth?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smartphone-symbol-wealth/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Save videos for offline viewing

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

The Best Tablets of 2018

Tablets are great for playing games, reading, homework, keeping kids entertained in the back seat of the car, and a whole lot more. Whether you're looking for an Android, Apple, or Windows slate, here's what to consider, along with reviews of the best tablets we've tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413145,00.asp

 

The most hotly anticipated Nokia phone in over a decade is coming soon

https://bgr.com/2018/08/17/nokia-9-release-date-gets-closer-hmd-teases-launch-event/

 

Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode

Here yesterday, gone today

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/18/17747018/google-reverts-android-messages-update

 

Google One Launches for Everyone in the US

https://www.thurrott.com/google/165855/google-one-launches-everyone-us?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_kKcTiL1F-0RGh9bdTLnyA_9pFDosM0iC8WYvHI-zbOVTGhq_qn_0o2f9DY5HoktEZIB1SBdFNBfKCTrC1zk0kupYVLA&_hsmi=65243705

 

How to Use ADB and Fastboot on a Chromebook

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

 

Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45196164

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