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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 10/06/2018 1407
Fri 10/05/2018 1406
Thur 10/04/2018 1405
Wed 10/03/2018 1404
Tue 10/02/2018 1403
Mon 10/01/2018 1402
Sun 9/30/2018 1401

Sat 1407 10/06/2018

People are using Apple's AirDrop feature to send gross, explicit pictures to strangers — but there's a simple fix to protect yourself 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/people-using-apple-apos-airdrop-150000385.html

 

Windows lifecycle fact sheet

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

 

Lost in the Keynote, Apple Raises Prices on iPhone and Watch

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/174351/lost-in-the-keynote-apple-raises-prices-on-iphone-and-watch?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mLBUAjqHvd0bajV4dDJVZhj-pPJU5QySTP25xLvc1LX3Or8aZSgRRt4_ggQhErExs_cPVPyaPkrodZXKJPgYjrUiRcA&_hsmi=65897490

 

Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3304982/speakers/vizio-sb36512-f6-soundbar-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-09-20

 

Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 Launched

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/surface-pro-6-surface-laptop-2-and-surface-studio-2-launched

 

How to lock your Mac or put your screen to sleep in macOS

https://macpaw.com/how-to/lock-mac-screen

 

12 Types of Android Apps You Can Replace With the Google App

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-apps-google-app/

 

What we still don’t know about the Facebook breach

Who did it, who else was affected, and how much will it cost Facebook?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/2/17926210/facebook-breach-data-privacy-unanswered-questions

 

Why Wi-Fi 6 is going to make people care about good Wi-Fi

https://bgr.com/2018/10/04/wi-fi-6-release-date-routers-new-features/

 

Too many messages to download error message in Gmail

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/many-messages-download-error-message-gmail

 

How to set Print Screen key to screenshot with Snip & 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/

 

This small iOS 12 feature is the birth of a whole industry

With iOS 12, Apple’s USDZ AR file support just reached your iPhone -- and it's going to kick-start the new industry.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3307437/mobile-wireless/this-small-ios-12-feature-is-the-birth-of-a-whole-industry.html

 

4 Free Virtualization Software for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/4-free-virtualization-software-solutions-for-windows/

 

What to Do When Skype Isn't Working

Having trouble with Skype? Try these 10 tips to get your call underway quickly

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-skype-problems-4153434

 

Microsoft pauses Windows 10 version 1809 rollout

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/06/microsoft-pauses-windows-10-version-1809-rollout/

 

What's new with Windows Security on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows Defender Security Center is now simply "Windows Security," and these are all the new improvements coming with the October 2018 Update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/whats-new-windows-security-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

D-Link Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera review: This one is for smart-home buffs only

D-Link delivers another solid camera, but its app's emphasis on smart-home automation may limit its appeal.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3300802/security-cameras/d-link-dcs-8525lh-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-09-20

 

Danabot Banking Malware Now Targeting Banks in the U.S.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/danabot-banking-malware-now-targeting-banks-in-the-us/

 

How to set the default browser on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/set-default-browser-mac

 

7 Ways to Customize Cortana in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/customize-cortana-windows/

 

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted

A major bug has hit some Windows 10 users

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/6/17944966/microsoft-windows-10-october-2018-update-documents-deleted-issues-windows-update-paused

 

Google Pixel 3 XL reviewed in full, days ahead of the official reveal

https://bgr.com/2018/10/05/google-pixel-3-xl-review-early-release-date/

 

How to stop a web page from auto refreshing in Chrome or Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-web-page-auto-refreshing-chrome-firefox

 

How to enable File Explorer dark theme on Windows 10

File Explorer is getting a dark theme experience, and you can enable the preview if you're running the latest preview of Windows 10 version 1809 using these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-file-explorer-dark-theme-windows-10/

 

9+ iOS 12 security improvements you should know about

Apple has shipped iOS 12, and it’s packed with new security improvements and settings every user should know about.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3305793/mobile-wireless/9-ios-12-security-improvements-you-should-know-about.html

 

Start Menu Not Working in Windows 10? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-start-menu-not-working-windows-10/

 

How to Troubleshoot When You Have No Wireless Connection

What to check when you have no connection

https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-no-wireless-connection-2378241

 

What you can do if your browser uses too much Memory

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/18/what-you-can-do-if-your-browser-uses-too-much-memory/

 

How to use the new clipboard on Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 introduces a new clipboard experience, and in this guide, we'll show you how to use it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-new-clipboard-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3252155/speakers/best-smart-speakers.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-09-20

 

Security Update for Foxit PDF Reader Fixes 118 Vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/security-update-for-foxit-pdf-reader-fixes-118-vulnerabilities/

 

How to deactivate iMessage on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/deactivate-imessage-on-mac

 

What Is Email Spoofing? How Scammers Forge Fake Emails

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/scammers-spoof-email-address/

 

A philosopher explains how our addiction to stories keeps us from understanding history

How History Gets Things Wrong

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17940650/how-history-gets-things-wrong-alex-rosenberg-interview-neuroscience-stories

 

Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/06/microsoft-suspends-windows-10-update-citing-data-loss-reports/

 

Different types of Windows Updates

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/different-types-windows-updates

 

How to enable Microsoft Edge dark theme on Windows 10

Switching to the dark theme on Microsoft Edge.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-microsoft-edge-dark-theme-windows-10/

 

Dell XPS 15 9570 Review: A 6-core Core i7 makes it all worthwhile

Take one of the most beloved 15-inch laptops, drop in a wickedly fast 8th gen CPU Core i7 and better graphics, and you have the XPS 15 9570.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3305056/laptop-computers/dell-xps-15-9570-review.html

 

11 of the Best Free Windows 10 Store Apps You Should Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-free-windows-store-apps/

 

What to Do When There's No Internet Connection

Do you have full Wi-Fi but no internet access?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-when-theres-no-wi-fi-internet-connection-2378240

 

Prevent Firefox from reopening on Windows 10 start

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/18/prevent-firefox-from-reopening-on-windows-10-start/

 

Video hands-on with Windows 10 October 2018 Update's best features and changes

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is packing lots of new features and changes. Here's a look at what's new.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-october-2018-update-showcasing-biggest-new-features

 

Johnson Controls GLAS smart thermostat review: Hey Cortana, I’m cold!

No smart thermostat is more beautiful, but is that enough to justify a sky-high price tag?

https://www.techhive.com/article/3305943/thermostats/glas-thermostat-review.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-09-20

 

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Acrobat that Fix 86 Vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adobe-releases-security-updates-for-acrobat-that-fix-86-vulnerabilities/

 

How to deactivate iMessage on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/deactivate-imessage-on-mac

 

10 Handy Ways to Use Your Mac and iPhone Together

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-iphone-together/

 

New images of Google’s Pixel Slate tablet show off a USB-C port and round keys

Another day, another Google leak

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/6/17946014/google-pixel-slate-tablet-leaked-image

 

Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/05/chinese-investment-into-computer-vision-technology-and-ar-surges-as-u-s-funding-dries-up/

 

Which websites and online services is your computer connecting to

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/which-websites-computer-connecting-to

 

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/

 

Confirmed: Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox 'soon'

Will developers allow Xbox gamers using a mouse and keyboard to square off against their PC cousins? Sounds like it.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3284348/gaming/report-microsoft-razer-push-to-bring-mouse-and-keyboard-support-to-xbox.html

 

How to Turn on Dark Mode for Your Most Used Apps in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-on-dark-mode-most-used-apps-windows/

 

Can't Connect to the Internet? Try These Tips

Finding and fixing internet connection problems

https://www.lifewire.com/cant-connect-to-the-internet-try-this-817794

 

Windows 10 version 1809: removed and deprecated features

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/18/windows-10-version-1809-removed-and-deprecated-features/

 

How to reclaim hard drive space after upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Running low on space after upgrading to the October 2018 Update? Here are the steps to clean up the drive to reclaim the storage.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-reclaim-hard-drive-space-after-upgrading-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

Sure, you could buy a Nest Learning Thermostat and call it a day. But there are so many smart thermostats to choose from. We'll help you pick the right one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3206565/thermostats/best-smart-thermostat.html?idg_eid=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&email_SHA1_lc=8e9af2cda9ff2ddb107159563ea4d341cd6a5e62&cid=th_nlt_techhive_bestof_html_2018-09-20

 

Google is Killing Inbox

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/174319/google-is-killing-inbox?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9mLBUAjqHvd0bajV4dDJVZhj-pPJU5QySTP25xLvc1LX3Or8aZSgRRt4_ggQhErExs_cPVPyaPkrodZXKJPgYjrUiRcA&_hsmi=65897490

 

AMD's 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 CPUs arrive October 29th

There's now a 'budget' option for the many-core crowd.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/06/amd-12-24-core-threadripper-2-release-date/?yptr=yahoo

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China's Military Reportedly Snuck Spy Chips Onto Hardware Used by U.S. Warships, Drones and Apple

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-apos-military-reportedly-snuck-105711556.html

 

How to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/view-saved-wi-fi-passwords-windows

 

Reset Your Mac's Printing System to Fix OS X Printer Problems

If you can't add or use a printer, try resetting the printing system.

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-mac-printing-system-to-fix-os-x-printer-problems-2259970

 

What’s Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), and why you should upgrade?

Windows 10's next major release — codenamed "Redstone 5," officially known as "October 2018 Update" — is rolling out in a few weeks, and here's all the info you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/what-windows-10-october-2018-update-1809-why-upgrade/

 

How to Transfer Programs from One Windows PC to Another

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-programs-from-one-pc-to-another/

 

The 9 Most Important Habits for Staying Safe and Secure Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stay-safe-secure-online/

 

Phantom Black Xbox controller review: The sexiest accessory Microsoft ever made

Microsoft sure does make a lot of controllers, but this one really stands out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/phantom-black-xbox-controller-sexiest-accessory-microsoft-ever-made

 

Hands-On with Your Phone for Windows 10, Take 2

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/173396/hands-on-with-your-phone-for-windows-10-take-2?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9QijdX1vk31_sRxRenMy9bjXEA5GUtIMLujDEXQnwwfAAJR2LHe8SUw855Lkd8ybQlAnSTzJlhp4Kh1MPfwezoX3qvNA&_hsmi=65803357

 

Chrome 69 kills off www in URLs: Here's why Google's move has made people angry

Chrome users protest Google's decision to cut out the www in the address bar.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-69-kills-off-www-in-urls-heres-why-googles-move-has-made-people-angry/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

British Airways hacked - customer data and details of 380,000 card payments stolen

"WE'LL TAKE MORE CARE OF YOU...?"

https://www.grahamcluley.com/british-airways-hacked-customer-data-and-details-of-380000-card-payments-stolen/

 

How to remove ads on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-ads-on-mac

 

Explained: If I Reset Windows 10 will it Remove Malware?

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10411/explained-if-i-reset-windows-10-will-it-remove-malware

 

Forget Facebook, YouTube videos are quietly radicalizing large numbers of people — and the company is profiting

Extremism on YouTube is interwoven with the platform itself, allowing both extremists and executives to profit from dangerous content.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/forget-facebook-youtube-videos-are-radicalizing-millions-young-people-company-ncna916341

 

Firefox gets improved autoplay blocking soon

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/21/firefox-improved-autoplay-blocking/

 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience

Your Phone, Edge, and the surprisingly super-powered Clipboard highlight a minor update.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3305576/microsoft/windows-10-october-2018-update-review.html

 

Computer Beep Codes list and their meaning

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/computer-beep-codes-list

 

Use the Recovery HD Volume to Reinstall or Troubleshoot OS X

The Recovery HD can do much more than just help install OS X

https://www.lifewire.com/use-recovery-hd-volume-to-reinstall-os-x-2259971

 

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/

 

How to Configure Auto Restart Setting in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-auto-restart-setting-windows10/

 

5 macOS Folders You Should Never Touch (And Why)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-folders-never-touch/

 

Skype Preview's SMS Connect: A promise of things to come

If SMS is your go-to way to message, you'll want to follow the progress of Skype's SMS Connect.

https://www.windowscentral.com/skype-previews-sms-promise-things-come

 

Microsoft Announces New Headquarters in Canada

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/173950/microsoft-announces-new-headquarters-in-canada?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9-gjZxunpT2myGq3x9k5Iw8jkX9XPMr4u1MaYyjKOguwmpwXjeRJisW7bm5thh-mue5jSGWF-4INPlk9TWIupLUTc7pg&_hsmi=65869114

 

How you can get low-tech hacked

Don't assume all hacking is high tech, says Frances Zelazny, VP at BioCatch. Low-tech hacking is still being used, and is also still working.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-you-can-get-low-tech-hacked/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Teenage hacker admits making hoax bomb threats against schools and airlines

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/teenage-hacker-admits-making-hoax-bomb-threats-against-schools-and-airlines-20309.html#new_tab

 

What is .DS_Store file on Mac and how to delete it?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-ds-store-files-on-mac

 

Explained: Difference Between Dark Web, Deep Net, Darknet and More

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10408/explained-difference-between-dark-web-deep-net-darknet-and-more

 

Horrifying finger attachment lets your phone touch you back

It can also prop up your phone and let you control device settings.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/finger-attachment-phone-touch-you-back/?yptr=yahoo

 

New CCleaner scandal: forced automatic updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/19/new-ccleaner-scandal-forced-automatic-updates/

 

Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Deleting or moving a few files may make the difference between a smooth October 2018 Update and frustration.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3307184/windows/windows-10-october-2018-update-cannot-detect-full-drives.html

 

How to add Safe Mode to Boot Menu options in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-safe-mode-to-boot-menu-options-in-windows-10

 

How to Identify the Version of Mac OS on the Recovery Partition

Pick the correct Recovery partition to use.

https://www.lifewire.com/identify-os-x-version-on-recovery-hd-partition-2259968

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809 (OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE): 10 BEST HIDDEN FEATURES

Here are the top 10 (best and most useful) hidden features coming with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1809-october-2018-update-hidden-features/https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1809-october-2018-update-hidden-features/

 

How to Stay Safe in Windows 10 without Using an Antivirus

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stay-safe-without-antivirus-windows10/

 

Slow Raspberry Pi? 11 Tips for Better Speed and Performance

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-performance-tips/

 

California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/05/california-passes-law-that-bans-default-passwords-in-connected-devices/?yptr=yahoo

 

Why you should install macOS Mojave and how to use it

Most Mac users should upgrade to the all-new Mojave macOS because its stable, powerful, and free.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3306450/apple-mac/why-you-should-install-macos-mojave-and-how-to-use-it.html

 

How to use the new reset options in Android Pie

Android Pie offers the ability to reset different options. So instead of running a factory reset, you could reset networking or app preferences. Jack Wallen shows you how.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-new-reset-options-in-android-pie/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Feds Charge North Korean For WannaCry, Sony Hack

Park Jin Hyok is allegedly linked to some of the most significant cyber attacks in recent history, working for a front company that funds the North Korean regime, the Department of Justice says.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/j5nyyx/doj-charge-north-korea-wannacry-sony-hack

 

The best antivirus protection tips for Macbook

https://macpaw.com/how-to/best-antivirus-protection-tips-for-mac

 

Bait and fix: Apple is basically forcing you to get AppleCare for your new MacBook Pro

Pay now or pay later.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3311736/macs/macbook-pro-repair-software-lock.html

 

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update is reportedly wiping user data

Some early adopters have had their profiles emptied.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/windows-10-october-update-1809-delete-data-wipe-user-profile/?yptr=yahoo

 

Bing Search does equations and text transcriptions now

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/19/bing-search-does-equations-and-text-transcriptions-now/

 

Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2875600/windows/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html

 

HID-Compliant Touch Screen Driver is missing & no longer available in Device Manager

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hid-compliant-touch-screen-missing

 

AirDrop Not Working? 5 Tips to Get You Going Again

Fixing AirDrop issues will make sharing easy once again

https://www.lifewire.com/airdrop-troubleshooting-4159797

 

How to sync Documents, Pictures, Desktop folders to OneDrive

OneDrive now syncs your Windows 10 folders to the cloud, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/sync-documents-pictures-desktop-folders-onedrive/

 

Laptop Touchpad Not Working? Here Are 6 Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/laptop-touchpad-not-working-fixes/

 

The Best Microsoft Office Templates for Teachers Going Back to School

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-office-templates-teachers/

 

Amazon reportedly offloaded its Chinese server business because it was compromised

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/amazon-aws-china-server-business/?yptr=yahoo

 

8 things you’ll want to try first with your iPhone XS

A few million Apple customers will be unwrapping their brand-new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices today. So, what do they need to know?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3306446/mobile-wireless/8-things-you-ll-want-to-try-first-with-your-iphone-xs.html

 

Android Pie has a text select magnifier (sort of)

Android Pie significantly improves the text selection feature—with a very limited application. Jack Wallen explains.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-pie-has-a-text-select-magnifier-sort-of/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

US government releases post-mortem report on Equifax hack

GAO report takes us inside Equifax from March 2017 onward, showing how a few slip-ups led to one of the biggest breaches in US history.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-government-releases-post-mortem-report-on-equifax-hack/

 

How to update Mac with the latest software

https://macpaw.com/how-to/update-mac-with-latest-software

 

Why Fitbit’s biggest advantage over Apple Watch Series 4 is sleep tracking, not fitness

All-day battery life is Fitbit's ace in the hole.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3307872/fitness-hardware/fitbit-sleep-tracking-apple-watch.html

 

California enacts net neutrality bill, DOJ counters with lawsuit

Fierce legal battles loom as California moves to enforce Obama-era open internet policies struck down by the Trump administration.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/gov-jerry-brown-signs-bill-restore-net-neutrality-california-n915221

 

Microsoft on freeing up space for Windows 10 Updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/19/microsoft-on-freeing-up-space-for-windows-10-updates/

 

Ludicrous! Overclocked Radeon RX 570 graphics cards are on sale for $150 with 3 free games

Newegg's selling the ASRock Phantom Gaming X and PowerColor Red Dragon versions of the AMD Radeon RX 570 for $150.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310942/computers/ludicrous-overclocked-radeon-rx-570-graphics-cards-are-on-sale-for-150-with-3-free-games.html

 

Add Date Time stamp to Photos when importing them in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-date-time-stamp-photos

 

Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch

Thumb-friendly navigation features help Logitech's couch keyboard stand out, though it's not without faults.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3310606/home-theater/logitech-k600-review.html

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Fri Oct 5, 2018 11:48 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Joe Nowak" janowak2000

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The folks at KnowBe4 are making a number of materials available gratis to help educate companies and their employees to online dangers. Some of the things they are providing are:

On Demand Podcasts
White Papers
Cyber Security Check Lists
Posters
and more.
You will need to supply them with a minimal amount of info (Name, State, Email) and they usually send out one promotional email per week. But what they are making available is certainly well worth it. Think about it.

http://bit.ly/2IFlIFv

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3214452/android/android-file-transfer-how-to-move-data-between-your-phone-and-computer.html

 

NCSAM Week 1: Make Your Home a Haven for Family Safety Online

https://blog.lastpass.com/2018/10/ncsam-week-1-make-home-haven-family-safety-online.html/?cvosrc=email.silverpop.2018-10-04_LP_PROS_EM_NA_EN_ADH_NL_Oct+-+Free+%281%29&spMailingID=57486838&spUserID=MTk4NjEzOTQ2NjM3S0&spJobID=1500502141&spReportId=MTUwMDUwMjE0MQS2

 

More People Would Buy an iPhone With a Better Battery

A recent poll by PCMag shows just what it would take to convince someone who's on the fence to buy one of the new iPhone XS models. Battery life and durability top the list.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363851/more-people-would-buy-an-iphone-with-a-better-battery?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Free software to detect and prevent network intrusions

https://www.komando.com/downloads/486449/free-software-to-prevent-and-detect-network-intrusions

 

Using Apple Diagnostics to Troubleshoot Your Mac's Hardware

Apple Diagnostics Replaces Apple Hardware Test in 2013 and Later Macs

https://www.lifewire.com/use-apple-diagnostics-to-troubleshoot-mac-hardware-2259974

 

Will Phones Soon Finish Off the Camera Market?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/277457-will-phones-soon-finish-off-the-camera-market?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft explains Windows 7 update error 0x8000FFFF

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/22/windows-7-error-0x8000ffff/

 

101 Handy Tech Tips on the Bill Handel Show on KFI AM 640

http://richontech.tv/2018/07/media-appearances/101-handy-tech-tips-on-the-bill-handel-show-on-kfi-am-640/

 

Windows 10 update should be avoided until Microsoft delivers fixes

https://www.yahoo.com/news/windows-10-avoided-until-microsoft-174012825.html

 

Samsung's 85-inch 8K TV is available to pre-order for $15,000

Who really needs food, anyway?

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/03/samsung-85-inch-8k-tv-us-pre-orders/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Protect Yourself From Public USB Charging Ports

https://www.howtogeek.com/364032/how-to-protect-yourself-from-public-usb-charging-ports/

 

How to Disable Shared Experience Feature in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-shared-experience-windows10/

 

How to remove old backups from Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-mac-backups-and-icloud-backups

 

WPD Privacy Dashboard: Configure Windows 10 privacy settings from one place

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wpd-privacy-dashboard-windows-10

 

How to disable speakers and microphone on Windows 10

The Settings app finally offers an easier way to disable or enable speakers and microphones, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-speakers-microphone-windows-10/

 

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

These headsets strike the right balance between performance and value, no matter your budget.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3012271/hardware/the-best-gaming-headsets.html

 

Apple Watch Series 4 might be more powerful than the iPhone in your pocket

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/apple-watch-series-4-processor-speed-and-performance-explained/

 

Hands On With Amazon's Alexa-Powered Microwave

The $60 AmazonBasics Microwave connects to your nearest Echo device and reacts to both to the 'Alexa' wake word and to a press of the Ask Alexa button on the microwave.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363883/hands-on-with-amazons-alexa-powered-microwave?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

4 digital tricks you'll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/tips/447657/4-digital-tricks-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

AMD May Be Prepping New Polaris 30 GPUs For October Launch

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/277624-amd-may-be-prepping-new-polaris-30-gpus-for-october-launch?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Don't like Chrome's new sign-in experience? Do this!

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/24/dont-like-chromes-new-sign-in-experience-do-this/

 

Cord cutting is getting pricier, but there's one sure way to keep it cheap

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/07/07/one-sure-way-keep-cord-cutting-prices-down/764921002/

 

Apple and Amazon fire back at an explosive report linking them to a giant Chinese microchip hack: It's 'hard to count' the inaccuracies

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/apple-amazon-fire-back-explosive-170935563.html

 

Sharp brings much-needed competition to mobile OLED display market

The Aquos Zero smartphone features the Japanese firm's first mobile OLED screen.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/03/sharp-aquos-zero-mobile-oled-market/?yptr=yahoo

 

Security Cameras Are Useless If They Can’t Identify Anyone

https://www.howtogeek.com/363471/security-cameras-are-useless-if-they-can%E2%80%99t-identify-anyone/

 

How to Fix Taskbar Missing Icons in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-taskbar-missing-icon-windows10/

 

Can Macs get viruses?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/can-mac-get-a-virus

 

How to add WebP support to Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/add-webp-support-to-edge

 

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/

 

How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3253340/components-processors/how-to-check-your-cpu-temperature.html

 

Save $34 on the accessory that turns your iPad Pro into an iOS-powered MacBook

https://bgr.com/2018/10/02/ipad-pro-keyboard-cover-amazon-sale/

 

Amazon's New Gadgets Are Just Another Data-Collection Scheme

Amazon is moving fast and on multiple fronts to make sure that while Apple and Google work on their phone OSes, Amazon ends up in every device in your home.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/363888/amazons-new-gadgets-are-just-another-data-collection-scheme?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

The most fun and useful things you can do with a smart assistant

https://www.komando.com/tips/490253/the-most-fun-and-useful-things-you-can-do-with-an-amazon-echo

 

Time Machine Troubleshooting Tips

Fix Your Time Machine Problems with These 4 Tips

https://www.lifewire.com/time-machine-troubleshooting-tips-2259983

 

Chrome 69 Is a Full-Fledged Assault on User Privacy

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/277609-chrome-69-is-a-full-fledged-assault-on-user-privacy?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Firefox 65: New Cookie Jar Policy to block tracking

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/23/firefox-65-new-cookie-jar-policy-to-block-tracking/

 

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

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

 

The best iOS 12 features

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/could-soon-using-iphone-unlock-173156413.html?_fsig=GuG7HobqpRkml0zzCe7tcg--

 

Coming to your smartphone: Texts with a personal touch from political campaigns

Political campaigns and parties say they’re sending many more texts this year than in past elections as part of a search for alternatives to social media.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sofas-ipads-campaign-workers-use-text-messages-reach-midterm-voters-n915786

 

Security Cameras Are Useless If They Can’t Identify Anyone

https://www.howtogeek.com/363471/security-cameras-are-useless-if-they-can%E2%80%99t-identify-anyone/

 

How to Fix the Taskbar Not Hiding Issue in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-taskbar-not-hiding-windows10/

 

How to partition a Mac hard drive

https://macpaw.com/how-to/partition-hard-drive-or-ssd-on-mac

 

Enable or Disable Line Focus for Reading View in Edge browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/line-focus-reading-view-edge-browser

 

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/

 

The best CPUs for gaming

Game on with these picks for every budget.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3273404/components-processors/best-cpus-for-gaming.html

 

This $80 smartwatch beats Apple’s $1,000 watch in three important ways

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/best-smartwatch-battery-life-amazon-sale/

 

Walmart Buys 17K Oculus Go Headsets to Train Employees

All Walmart stores are set to get Oculus Go headsets in order to help train staff using virtual reality. At a cost of $200 per headset and 17,000 required, this is a training initiative costing Walmart well over $3 million to deploy.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363894/walmart-buys-17k-oculus-go-headsets-to-train-employees?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

This powerful free office program can replace Microsoft Office

https://www.komando.com/downloads/1709/this-powerful-free-office-program-can-replace-microsoft-office

 

How to Fix Launchpad Problems on Your Mac

Resetting Launchpad Database Fixes Most of Its Ills

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-launchpad-problems-in-os-x-2259966

 

Trump’s Trade War With China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/277481-trumps-trade-war-with-china-will-drive-component-prices-including-gpus-up-again?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Mozilla wants to estimate Firefox's Telemetry-off population

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/21/mozilla-wants-to-estimate-firefoxs-telemetry-off-population/

 

Files Go Frees Up Space on Your Android & Transfers Files Fast to Friends Phones

http://richontech.tv/2018/06/apps/files-go-frees-up-space-on-your-android-transfers-files-fast-to-friends-phones/

 

Microsoft announces new gadgets at Surface event

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-announces-gadgets-surface-event-101029868.html

 

Can't spot the bot? In California, automated accounts have to reveal themselves

The law comes as concerns about social media manipulation remain elevated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/can-t-spot-bot-california-automated-accounts-have-reveal-themselves-n915556

 

How to Compress PDFs and Make Them Smaller

https://www.howtogeek.com/363887/how-to-compress-pdfs-and-make-them-smaller/

 

5 Cool Things You Never Knew You Could Do with Microsoft Paint

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-paint-tips-tricks

 

How to repair disk permissions on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/repair-disk-permissions

 

Organize Outlook.com inbox with Archive, Sweep, and Move tools

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/archive-sweep-and-move-tools-outlook-com

 

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/

 

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

 

Pixel 3 preorders to start on October 9th, right after Google’s press event

https://bgr.com/2018/10/04/pixel-3-xl-release-date-almost-here-as-preorders-start-on-october-9th/

 

Google: Apps Can Scan And Share Your Gmail Data, With Consent

A year ago, Google ended its controversial email scanning practice, but the company still lets third-party apps and add-ons scan your Gmail inbox, despite concerns over privacy risks.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363892/google-apps-can-scan-and-share-your-gmail-data-with-consen?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

The Best Inexpensive Monitors

https://www.reviewgeek.com/6418/the-best-inexpensive-monitors/

 

How (and Why) to Use Hidden Text in a Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/363893/how-and-why-to-use-hidden-text-in-a-word-document/

 

8 industries Apple Watch Series 4 disrupts

Apple Watch is one of Apple’s smallest products, but it is also going to have a big impact on several industries, here are just a few it is disrupting.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3310058/mobile-wireless/8-industries-apple-watch-series-4-disrupts.html

 

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Is Microsoft out of ideas?

https://theweek.com/articles/799618/microsoft-ideas?yptr=yahoo

 

Is a Phone with a Larger Screen Better?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/phone-larger-screen-better/

 

How to update Chrome extensions manually

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/25/how-to-update-chrome-extensions-manually/

 

How to disable Chrome 69 new material design interface

Google Chrome version 69 has a brand-new interface, but if you don't like, you're still able to go back to the old experience — Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-chrome-69-new-material-design-interface/

 

How to transfer files to a new Mac using Migration Assistant

https://macpaw.com/how-to/transfer-files-to-a-new-mac

 

Best Free Sound & Audio Equalizer software for Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/audio-equalizers-for-windows

 

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet may also run Windows 10

https://bgr.com/2018/10/01/google-pixel-slate-release-date-near-as-windows-10-support-is-rumored/

 

Windows May Be Storing All Your Email and Docs as Unencrypted Plaintext

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/277505-windows-may-be-storing-all-your-email-and-docs-as-unencrypted-plaintext?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google Chrome Gets New Design, Smarter Suggestions, Increased Security

https://www.thurrott.com/google/170998/google-chrome-gets-new-design-smarter-suggestions-increased-security?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_l3NeeSi-MmtGOkZ7uPf6FEPTKjF_JO2gOtddZnRWMzjDO6a3sBQ4Vv3vSi3ep8sDBQ9SgaS3ttOoB1Oz8q4wIO6-apA&_hsmi=65709281

 

Smart Speakers Say Too Much for Some Consumers

Privacy concerns are holding back consumers from buying the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod, and other similar products.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363836/smart-speakers-say-too-much-for-some-consumers?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Control your data with Syncthing: An open source synchronization tool

Decide how to store and share your personal information.

https://opensource.com/article/18/9/take-control-your-data-syncthing?sc_cid=701f2000000RRBjAAO

 

How Do I Recover My Facebook Password?

If you've lost your Facebook login password, there are a couple of ways to recover access to your account.

https://askleo.com/how_do_i_recover_my_facebook_password/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ImgdhRu0ppdfbL

 

Look Out: Windows 10’s ‘Free Up Space’ Can Empty Your Downloads Folder

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/look-out-windows-10s-free-up-space-can-empty-your-downloads-folder/

 

Fix common Windows errors with a single click

https://www.komando.com/downloads/295509/fix-common-windows-errors-with-a-single-click

 

How Much Free Drive Space Do I Need on my Mac?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-much-free-drive-space-needed-2260187

 

Turn This One Feature Off to Help Keep Your Kids Safe on YouTube

https://ktla.com/2018/08/22/tips-keep-your-kids-safe-on-youtube/

 

How to Use What3Words for Precise Positioning

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-what3words-for-precise-positioning/

 

The new Office 2019 is here and it's Windows 10 exclusive (on Windows)

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/24/the-new-office-2019-is-here-and-its-windows-10-exclusive-on-windows/

 

How to send texts using Your Phone app on Windows 10

You can now use the Your Phone app to see and send phone texts from your PC, and in this guide, you'll learn how to use the experience on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/send-texts-your-phone-windows-10/

 

5 free Mac cleaners: Get a clean and fast Mac in minutes

https://macpaw.com/how-to/best-mac-cleaner-software

 

Free WiFi Password Revealer & Finder software for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wifi-password-revealer-finder-software

 

Cable companies are furious that we’re telling everyone about this $50 box

https://bgr.com/2018/10/01/best-cable-modem-for-comcast-and-spectrum-amazon-sale/

 

Cardiologist Questions Accuracy of ECG Function in Apple Watch 4

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/277437-cardiologist-questions-accuracy-of-ecg-function-in-apple-watch-4?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft Starts Testing New Outlook for Windows Experience

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/171012/microsoft-starts-testing-new-outlook-for-windows-experience?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_l3NeeSi-MmtGOkZ7uPf6FEPTKjF_JO2gOtddZnRWMzjDO6a3sBQ4Vv3vSi3ep8sDBQ9SgaS3ttOoB1Oz8q4wIO6-apA&_hsmi=65709281

 

Pegasus Spyware Targets iOS, Android Devices in the US

The Pegasus spyware strain, which can infect iOS and Android devices, appears to be targeting victims in the US, says Citizen Lab, a watchdog group at the University of Toronto. However, the Israeli maker of the spyware rejects the findings.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363835/pegasus-spyware-targets-ios-android-devices-in-the-us?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

An introduction to swap space on Linux systems

Learn how to modify the amount of swap space available on your Linux system, and how much you really need.

https://opensource.com/article/18/9/swap-space-linux-systems?sc_cid=701f2000000RRBjAAO

 

Can I Use a Charger that Provides the Same Voltage but a Different Amperage?

Chargers and power supplies come in a wide variety of configurations. Choosing the right one is important. I'll look at a few of the parameters.

https://askleo.com/can_i_use_a_charger_that_provides_the_same_voltage_but_a_different_amperage/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ImgdhRu0ppdfbL

 

Windows 10’s October 2018 Update is Out Now: The Best Features and How to Get It

https://www.howtogeek.com/367828/windows-10s-october-2018-update-is-out-now-the-best-features-and-how-to-get-it/

 

Kim's Opinion: The best deals in tech right now

https://www.komando.com/columns/491372/kims-opinion-the-best-deals-in-tech-right-now

 

How to Reset Your Mac's PRAM or NVRAM (Parameter RAM)

Resetting Your Mac's Parameter RAM Can Fix Many Woes

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-reset-mac-pram-or-nvram-2260839

 

Latest Scam Email Has Your Real Password Inside: Here’s How They Got It

https://ktla.com/2018/08/20/latest-scam-email-has-your-real-password-inside-heres-how-they-got-it/

 

Get the Most Out of Google Calendar’s New Features

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-calendars-new-features/

 

Microsoft Search brings Bing and Microsoft Apps closer together

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/24/microsoft-search-brings-bing-and-microsoft-apps-closer-together/

 

Microsoft extends support for Windows 10 and Windows 7

Windows 10 now will be supported for 30 months, Windows 7 updates will be available until 2023, and Office 365 can be installed on older versions of the OS until 2023.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-extends-support-windows-10-windows-7/

 

How to clear disk space on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clear-disk-space-on-mac

 

File Too Large – The file is too large for the destination file system

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/file-large-file-large-destination-file-system

 

Today’s top deals: $21 Wi-Fi extender, $20 Bluetooth earbuds, Instant Pot, Anker chargers, more

https://bgr.com/2018/10/02/amazon-deals-of-the-day-oct-2-sale/

 

Turning old PCs into new Chromebooks

Just about any slow, memory-challenged system can get a second lease on life with the lightweight Chrome OS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3306800/chrome-os/turning-old-pcs-into-new-chromebooks.html

 

Google is undermining one big reason why people flocked to Gmail in the first place

  - Google most recently raised the storage limit for Drive, Gmail and Photos for free users in May 2013.

  - Google says that its Drive storage service now has more than 1 billion active users.

  - In March Google launched the Google One storage offering, which provides 2 terabytes of storage for $9.99 per month -- two times more space for that price than what you got through the previous premium Drive storage plan.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/01/google-hasnt-updated-gmail-drive-photos-storage-limit-in-5-years.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Apple Watch Series 4? For Apple Fans, It's All About iPhone

According to a PCMag survey of 2,500 US consumers, about 37 percent of people found the Apple Watch Series 4 to be the most disappointing product announced by Apple last week.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363843/apple-watch-series-4-for-apple-fans-its-all-about-iphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

New Firefox to Block Unwanted Tracking, Cryptojacking

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10407/new-firefox-block-unwanted-tracking-cryptojacking

 

Can I Tell If Something’s Been Pasted Instead of Typed?

In theory, pasting text is the same as typing it. Except when it's not.

https://askleo.com/can-i-tell-if-somethings-been-pasted-instead-of-typed/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=ImgdhRu0ppdfbL

 

Use a Smart Plug to Power-Cycle Your Router Without Getting Off the Couch

https://www.howtogeek.com/367785/use-a-smart-plug-to-power-cycle-your-router-without-getting-off-the-couch/

 

Clear your inbox by creating a disposable email address

https://www.komando.com/tips/489482/clear-your-inbox-with-disposable-email-address

 

Use OS X Combo Updates to Correct Installation Problems

OS X Combo Updates Can Get You Out Of a Jam

https://www.lifewire.com/use-os-x-combo-updates-to-correct-installation-problems-2260836

 

Instagram Stories Tips and Tricks

https://ktla.com/2018/08/13/instagram-stories-tips-and-tricks/

 

How to Use Multiple Monitors in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-multiple-monitors-windows10/

 

This Firefox bug may crash the browser and your operating system

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/24/this-firefox-bug-may-crash-the-browser-and-your-operating-system/

 

How to access Advanced startup options on Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix your PC

Five ways to access the Advanced startup options to boot in Safe Mode, change UEFI settings, use System Restore or System Recovery image to get your PC working again.

https://pureinfotech.com/access-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-troubleshoot-fix-pc/

 

How to perform a maintenance of your MacBook

https://macpaw.com/how-to/do-maintenance-on-mac

 

Restoring your previous version of Windows – Stuck or in a Loop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restoring-your-previous-version-of-windows

 

5 features you need to check out in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/windows-10-october-2018-update-best-new-features/

 

Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3221287/android/android-file-management-an-easy-to-follow-guide.html

 

How Apple could turn the Apple Watch into a blood pressure monitor

  - Apple introduced an EKG sensor for its series 4 Apple Watch.

  - The company said it would use it to detect a medical condition called atrial fibrillation.

  - But scientist Graeme Moffat notes a recent Apple patent that suggests it might have a bigger goal in mind: measuring blood pressure.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/02/apple-watch-could-measure-blood-pressure.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

The Best Fitness Trackers of 2018

More singularly focused than smartwatches, dedicated fitness trackers are wearable devices that can help you move more, sleep better, and improve your overall health. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one for you, as well as the top 10 trackers we've tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2404445,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Scammed by Live PC Expert? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10409/scammed-live-pc-expert-heres-what-do

 

Arduino MKR Vidor 4000

https://makezine.com/product-review/arduino-mkr-vidor-4000/

 

What is Code Injection on Windows?

https://www.howtogeek.com/363845/what-is-code-injection-on-windows/

 

Free software to detect and prevent network intrusions

https://www.komando.com/downloads/486449/free-software-to-prevent-and-detect-network-intrusions

 

Repair Your Mac's Drives With Disk Utility's First Aid

OS X El Capitan Changed How Disk Utility’s First Aid Works

https://www.lifewire.com/repair-mac-drives-with-disk-utility-first-aid-4038562

 

GM’s New Infotainment System Lets You Order Food From Your Dashboard

https://ktla.com/2018/07/06/gms-new-infotainment-system-lets-you-order-food-from-your-dashboard/

 

7 Ways to Customize the Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-taskbar-windows10/

 

The Freewrite Traveler offers distraction-free writing for the road (???)

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/02/the-freewrite-traveler-offers-distraction-free-writing-for-the-road/?yptr=yahoo

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This Wearable Ultrasound Patch Could Save Your Life

https://www.geek.com/tech/this-wearable-ultrasound-patch-could-save-your-life-1752376/

 

[Fix] Google Chrome Automatically Signs into Browser When You Log into Gmail or Other Google Services

https://www.askvg.com/fix-google-chrome-automatically-signs-into-browser-when-you-log-into-gmail-or-other-google-services/

 

OnePlus CEO Explains Why His Company Is Making a TV

Next year, OnePlus will introduce a smart 4K LED TV. In our exclusive interview, CEO Pete Lau explains why the phone maker is venturing into this space.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363759/oneplus-ceo-explains-why-his-company-is-making-a-tv?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to fix Wi-Fi problems on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update may break your Wi-Fi connectivity, and here are four ways to fix this problem to get back online.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-wifi-problems-windows-10-october-2018-update/

 

Kids use 'secret apps' to hide photos, videos and files

https://www.komando.com/tips/324519/kids-use-secret-apps-to-hide-photos-videos-and-files

 

How to Get Started With Windows 10 Sticky Notes in Under 5 Minutes

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-sticky-notes/

 

How to run Mac OS X Maintenance Scripts

https://macpaw.com/how-to/run-maintenance-scripts-on-macos

 

California enacts net neutrality bill, DOJ counters with lawsuit

Fierce legal battles loom as California moves to enforce Obama-era open internet policies struck down by the Trump administration.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/gov-jerry-brown-signs-bill-restore-net-neutrality-california-n915221

 

How to disable Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-automatic-restart-system-failure-windows

 

Roku Announces Cheapest 4K Streaming Player Yet at $40

https://ktla.com/2018/09/26/roku-announces-cheapest-4k-streaming-box-yet-at-40/

 

Former students say that Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak's $13,200 coding bootcamp is 'broken' and sometimes links to Wikipedia

  - Last fall, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launched a coding bootcamp called Woz U. 

  - But course materials were of low-quality and many students felt like they did not get enough value out of the bootcamp to justify the $13,200 it cost to enroll, according to a new CBS report.

  - One person told CBS that "lots of times there's just hyperlinks to Microsoft documents, to Wikipedia."

  - Wozniak told Business Insider that he is "not involved in any operations aspects" and that he doesn't "know anything about those aspects" because he hasn't seen the report. 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/former-students-apple-cofounder-steve-143333194.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

Useful Instagram Hacks You Should Use to Dominate Social Media

https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-instagram-hacks/

 

How to Reduce the Size of a Microsoft Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/361463/how-to-reduce-the-size-of-a-word-document-apart-from-compressing-images/

 

How to Reset a Mac's Administrator Account Password

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-mac-administrator-accounts-password-2259977

 

Microsoft releases mysterious updates for Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/27/microsoft-releases-mysterious-updates-for-windows-10/

 

Report: Google Dragonfly Links Phone Numbers to Search Results

Google's censored search engine for China just got a little bit more evil as it's been revealed any searches carried out using it are linked to a person's phone number making it much easier for Chinese authorities to identify them.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363785/report-google-dragonfly-links-phone-numbers-to-search-resul?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to fix green screen videos on Chrome

If you're getting a green screen playing videos in Chrome, use these troubleshooting steps on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-green-screen-videos-chrome/

 

7 great ways to customize your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/488537/7-great-ways-to-customize-your-android-phone

 

Learn Better on YouTube: 8 Must-Have Chrome Extensions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/learn-youtube-chrome-extensions/

 

How to start up your Mac in Recovery Mode

https://macpaw.com/how-to/start-up-mac-in-recovery-mode

 

Mozilla's Firefox Focus redesign includes search suggestions

The search suggestions are switched off by default due to the browser's focus on privacy.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/02/firefox-focus-redesign-search-suggestions/?yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 10 computer turns on by itself

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/computer-turns-on-by-itself-windows

 

Change These Device Settings So You Can Sleep Better

The light from your phone and computer screen could be one of the things keeping you up at night – here is how to make your devices easier on the eyes.

https://ktla.com/2018/09/17/change-blue-light-settings-ios-android-windows-10-better-sleep/

 

Microsoft to unveil new line of tech products

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-unveil-line-tech-products-103500002.html

 

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-ubuntu-update-errors/

 

How to Enable Microsoft’s New OneDrive Folder Protection in Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/363720/how-to-enable-microsofts-new-onedrive-folder-protection-in-windows/

 

Can't Log in to Your Mac? Create a New Admin Account

Can't Access Any of Your User Accounts? You Can Still Create a New Admin Account

https://www.lifewire.com/create-new-admin-account-for-login-issues-2259976

 

Chrome's Clear Browsing Data exempting Google Account

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/25/chromes-clear-browsing-data-exempting-google-cookies/

 

How Social Media Addiction Is Changing Teen Behaviors

According to a survey from Common Sense Media, 89 percent of teens ages 13 to 17 own their own smartphones, and 70 percent use social media multiple times a day. Seventy-two percent also believe tech companies manipulate users to spend more time on their devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363763/how-social-media-addiction-is-changing-teen-behaviors?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to force Start menu search to use Google on Windows 10

Use this workaround to use Google instead of Bing for search results using the Start menu search on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/force-start-menu-search-google-windows-10/

 

5 ways to free up space on your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/456754/5-ways-to-free-up-space-on-your-android

 

Are Cheap Laptops a Good Deal or Waste of Money?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheap-laptops-good-deal-waste-money/

 

How, why and when to boot Mac in Safe Mode

https://macpaw.com/how-to/boot-mac-in-safe-mode

 

SteelSeries’ latest wireless gaming mouse charges in 15 minutes

A quarter-hour charge will give you over 10 hours of battery life.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/02/steelseries-wireless-gaming-mouse-fast-charging-rival-650/?yptr=yahoo

 

Best Tor alternatives for anonymous browsing

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/tor-alternatives-for-anonymous-browsing

 

3 New Mobile Phone Plans To Save You Money

http://richontech.tv/2018/09/smartphones/3-new-mobile-phone-plans-to-save-you-money/

 

What Microsoft has joined together, let no man put asunder. Except for .Net patches.

Microsoft cracks open the cumulative update jumble for Win10 version 1809 and later, finally letting you install security patches and .Net patches separately. But can it walk the talk?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3307104/microsoft-windows/what-microsoft-has-joined-together-let-no-man-put-asunder-except-for-net-patches.html

 

7 Ways You Can Make Amazon Alexa Smarter

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-amazon-alexa-smarter/

 

T-Mobile Hacked Again: Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/t-mobile-hacked-again-over-2-millions-account-numbers-and-addresses-potentially-leaked/

 

Fixing Time Machine Errors - The Backup Volume is Read Only

How to fix a Time Machine backup that failed with a 'read only' error

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-time-machine-errors-2259975

 

Vivaldi 2.0 Web Browser launches

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/26/vivaldi-2-0-web-browser-launches/

 

The Best Video Doorbells of 2018

The only bad thing about a video doorbell: The knock-knock jokes fall flat because you already know who's there. These are the best doorbell cameras we've tested for keeping tabs on your entryways.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/358684/the-best-video-doorbells?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Disk Cleanup legacy tool no longer supported on Windows 10

Windows 10 retires its Disk Cleanup tool for Storage sense starting with October 2018 Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/disk-cleanup-deprecated-windows-10/

 

Android power tips you'll wish you'd known all along

https://www.komando.com/tips/391079/android-power-tips-youll-wish-youd-known-all-along

 

2 Ways to Add a Button to Your Raspberry Pi Project

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-button-raspberry-pi-project/

 

How to use System Preferences on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-system-preferences

 

FBI forces suspect to unlock iPhone X with Face ID

It may be the first time police anywhere have cracked a device that way.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/01/fbi-face-unlock-suspect-iphone/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to quickly resize images using Windows 10 Photos App

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/resize-images-windows-10-photos-app

 

5 Tools to Make the Most of Your Netflix Subscription

http://richontech.tv/2018/09/quick-tips/4-tools-to-make-the-most-of-your-netflix-subscription/

 

Turning old PCs into new Chromebooks

Just about any slow, memory-challenged system can get a second lease on life with the lightweight Chrome OS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3306800/chrome-os/turning-old-pcs-into-new-chromebooks.html

 

How to Master Spotlight for Mac and Become a Productivity Guru

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mastering-spotlight-for-mac/

 

Dark Patterns: When Companies Use Design to Manipulate You

https://www.howtogeek.com/363484/dark-patterns-when-companies-use-design-to-manipulate-you/

 

Mac Virus FAQs: Do You Really Need Antivirus Software?

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-virus-faqs-153173

 

Changes coming to Chrome after Chrome 69 controversies

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/26/changes-coming-to-chrome-after-chrome-69-controversies/

 

How to Quickly Delete Old Facebook Posts

Now more than ever, it's important to curate what pops up on your social media feeds. Here's how to delete Facebook posts from your Timeline one by one or in bulk.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/363728/how-to-quickly-delete-old-facebook-posts?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

PC Market Could Shrink 5-7 Percent in Q4 2018 Thanks to Intel CPU Shortage

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/277071-the-pc-market-could-shrink-5-7-percent-in-q4-2018-due-to-intel-cpu-shortage?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

11 Things to Consider When Connecting to Free WiFi [INFOGRAPHIC]

VPN Geeks has put together 11 things to consider when connecting to free WiFi to ensure that you're kept safe!

https://www.vpngeeks.com/11-things-to-consider-when-connecting-to-free-wifi/

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 How to Tell If Your Account Was 1 of the 50 Million Exposed by the Latest Facebook Security Breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tell-account-1-50-million-213639244.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

California License Plates Go Digital

The license plate is going digital in an attempt to modernize one of the most basic aspects of the car.

https://ktla.com/2018/10/01/california-digital-license-plate/

 

How to Position Images and Other Objects in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/363208/how-to-position-images-in-a-word-document/

 

How to Set Daily Bing Wallpaper as Your Windows Desktop Background

(be it advised that any background other than a single solid color takes away memory and some CPU power slowing you down some.  Pictures (stills) use a bit of memory and power, but the carousel of pictures or animations will be a heavier load. )

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-bing-background-as-desktop-wallpaper/

 

Fix Mac Mail Problems With These Troubleshooting Guides

Use Mail's Own Built-in Troubleshooting Tools

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-mac-mail-problems-2260929

 

Custom site icons in Chrome and Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/30/custom-site-icons-in-chrome-and-firefox/

 

On Reddit, Russian propagandists try new tricks

The address-changing effort highlights how propagandists are employing new strategies to hide their origins as companies begin to crack down.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/reddit-russian-propagandists-try-new-tricks-n913131

 

Use Free VPN Test to check if your VPN is working or leaking data

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-vpn-test

 

Unboxing 3 Hot New GeForce RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti Cards

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti hype is big and performance numbers are scant, but we have the first three GeForce RTX cards in our labs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/363744/unboxing-3-hot-new-geforce-rtx-2080-rtx-2080-ti-cards?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Bizarre circumstances surround fourth set of Win10 cumulative updates in two weeks

Yesterday, on the last Wednesday of the month, Microsoft re-released KB 4458469 for Win10 1803 and KB 4457136 for Win10 1709, raising many questions, including “Why (indeed, How) in the world do you re-release a cumulative update?”

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3309402/microsoft-windows/bizarre-circumstances-surround-fourth-set-of-win10-cumulative-updates-in-two-weeks.html

 

How to fix Wi-Fi problems on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update may break your Wi-Fi connectivity, and here are four ways to fix this problem to get back online.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-wifi-problems-windows-10-october-2018-update/

 

What Is the Best Smart TV Operating System?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-smart-tv-operating-system/

 

How to back up your iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/backup-iphone-to-icloud-itunes-google-photos

 

What Does Real-Time Ray Tracing Mean for Gamers Today?

https://www.howtogeek.com/363608/what-does-real-time-ray-tracing-mean-for-gamers-today/

 

7 Safe Websites for Downloading Windows Software

(I will add Filepuma.com as a safe source and all of these are the first place to go for any new software or updates to what you have installed.  It's important to keep all software up to date, including drivers and apps you get from the app stores which will do the update when you tell it to update.)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/websites-download-windows-software/

 

Using the Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Problems

https://www.lifewire.com/use-apple-hardware-test-over-internet-to-diagnose-problems-2259973

 

What you should do after the September 2018 Facebook Hack

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/29/what-you-should-do-after-the-september-2018-facebook-hack/

 

Facebook says security flaw in 50 million accounts let hackers take over profiles

Facebook said it had fixed the vulnerability since discovering it on Tuesday, and had also informed law enforcement authorities.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-says-security-flaw-50-million-accounts-let-hackers-take-n914821

 

Best tools to reduce Video file size online and offline

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-ways-reduce-video-size-online-offline

 

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max vs. XR: Which New iPhone Is Best for You?

Apple's new flagship XS iPhones are big and expensive. The iPhone XR is colorful and slightly less expensive. Let's see what you really need in a new Apple smartphone.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/363708/apple-iphone-xs-xs-max-vs-xr-which-new-iphone-is-best-for?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Win10 version 1809 'RTM,' build 17763, now expected to drop Oct. 2

Putting together hints from various reliable sources, it now appears as if the next version of Windows — build 17763 — has been signed off on.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3306724/microsoft-windows/win10-version-1809-rtm-build-17763-now-expected-to-drop-oct-2.html

 

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

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

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

 

Every Android Auto User Should Tweak These 3 Settings

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-auto-tweaks/

 

Fix Mac hardware problems after running Apple Diagnostics

https://macpaw.com/how-to/perform-apple-diagnostics

 

Facebook Removed Their Spying VPN From The App Store (But It’s Still on Google Play)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/facebook-removed-their-spying-vpn-from-the-app-store-but-its-still-on-google-play/

 

The Best Android Apps for Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-android-apps-for-chromebook/

 

How to Fix OS X Bluetooth Wireless Problems

Get a Bluetooth Keyboard, Mouse, or Other Peripheral Working Again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-os-x-bluetooth-wireless-problems-2259967

 

How to create Firefox Account Recovery Keys

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/27/how-to-create-firefox-account-recovery-keys/

 

Intel's Processor Shortages Impact AMD, Micron and Many Others, Too

In a variety of ways, PC makers and chip suppliers are feeling the effects of Intel's recent PC CPU shortages.

https://www.thestreet.com/opinion/intel-processor-shortages-are-impacting-amd-micron-others-14726483?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Use OneDrive and Windows Defender to recover Ransomware affected files

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

 

For Many Americans, Facebook Use Hasn't Changed Much

Despite widespread controversies in the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, most users are still on Facebook, and many haven't taken advantage of new privacy tools.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363741/for-many-americans-facebook-use-hasnt-changed-much?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

California charges 17 people in organized crime ring that stole $1 million from Apple Stores

https://bgr.com/2018/09/28/apple-store-organized-crime-ring/

 

How to disable Netflix autoplay episodes

These steps will help you to prevent Netflix from playing the next episode or related content automatically on the app or web.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-netflix-autoplay-episodes/

 

I Used a Dumbphone for a Year: Here Are 8 Lessons I’ve Learned

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dumbphone-one-year-lessons/

 

How to back up your Mac using Time Machine

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-time-machine-to-back-up-your-mac

 

IKEA Planning a $10 Smart Plug Compatible with HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/ikea-planning-a-10-smart-plug-compatible-with-homekit-google-assistant-and-alexa/

 

How to Enable or Disable Disk Write Caching in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-disk-write-caching-windows10/

 

Resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) on Your Mac

When your Mac misbehaves, reset the SMC

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-smc-system-management-controller-on-mac-2260840

 

Opera 56.0 Stable released

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/26/opera-56-0-stable-released/

 

New York City's WiFi kiosks have over 5 million users

It turns out that people want fast internet access on the street.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/30/new-york-citys-wifi-kiosks-have-over-5-million-users/?yptr=yahoo

 

Best free Overclocking software for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/overclocking-software-for-windows

 

Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which One Should You Buy?

Both feature square screens, heart rate monitoring, and their own app ecosystems. Both will notify you when your friends and family want to get in touch. But there are a few other things to consider before making a purchase.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/363711/apple-watch-series-4-vs-fitbit-versa-which-one-should-you?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Google reportedly pays Apple $9 billion/year to remain the iPhone’s default search engine

https://bgr.com/2018/09/28/google-search-iphone-default-9-billion-year/

 

How to see who’s has been accessing your Netflix account

You can check who's currently streaming or who has been using your Netflix account with this simple trick.

https://pureinfotech.com/see-who-accessing-netflix-account/

 

Google Go Can Now Read Websites Out Loud

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-go-read-websites-out-loud/

 

Editing Mac hosts file: What does this mean?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/edit-mac-hosts-file

 

What is ZSH, and Why Should You Use It Instead of Bash?

https://www.howtogeek.com/362409/what-is-zsh-and-why-should-you-use-it-instead-of-bash/

 

She Was Hacked on Instagram, Here’s What You Can Learn From It

We talked to a woman who says she woke up one day to realize her Instagram account had been hacked!

https://ktla.com/2018/09/28/she-was-hacked-on-instagram-heres-what-you-can-learn/

 

On Tuesday evening, Oct 2nd, we will hear from two members on backing up their systems. One will be on Carbonite and cloud storage backup system.

Below is another clould based backup system with added articles.

 

Backup and Restore Your Linux Desktop with CloudBerry Backup (this talks about Linux, but this also works on Windows 10 and Mac)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/backup-linux-desktop-with-cloudberry-backup/

 

#1 Cross-Platform Cloud Backup Software

Built for cloud storage:

 

Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure,

Google Cloud Storage, Openstack Swift ...

https://www.cloudberrylab.com/

 

Cloudberry Backup Review 2018

https://www.cloudwards.net/review/cloudberry-backup/

 

CloudBerry Backup

https://www.capterra.com/p/143536/CloudBerry-Backup/

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What business pros want from Apple's new 2018 Macs

It's not too late for Apple to win back enterprise Mac users who are switching to Windows machines or low-cost Chromebooks, but it's close.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-business-pros-want-from-apples-new-macbooks-imacs-and-mac-pros/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Relike lets you turn a Facebook page into a newsletter

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/30/relike-lets-you-turn-a-facebook-page-into-a-newsletter/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Tell If Your Account Was 1 of the 50 Million Exposed by the Latest Facebook Security Breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tell-account-1-50-million-213639244.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_08

 

10 Hidden Features of Microsoft Outlook That Are Rarely Used

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-features-microsoft-outlook/

 

Best Buy inadvertently sold Google's next-gen Chromecast

Yet another October 9th surprise goes out the window.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/29/3rd-gen-google-chromecast-sold-at-best-buy/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 10

Go straight to the Windows 10 password prompt with no lock screen

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-lock-screen-windows-10-4173812

 

How to enable Two Step Authentication in Mozilla Firefox for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-enable-two-step-authentication-in-mozilla-firefox-for-windows-10

 

Google Will Not Announce a Pixel Watch

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/170872/google-will-not-announce-a-pixel-watch?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VjFCGxhNGVmWTa0gROqNl8Usb27_x8WFQ9hnRWqN3oARVAK-gQP8mz_JcFZ9dmbJbByJ4WtYsSFjkCtBjfPT67Cf4cg&_hsmi=65692186

 

Stop websites from reloading pages automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/19/stop-websites-from-reloading-pages-automatically/

 

Premera Blue Cross victims accuse insurer of deliberately destroying hacking evidence

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/premera-blue-cross-victims-accuse-insurer-of-deliberately-destroying-hacking-evidence-20306.html

 

Wi-Fi Range Extender vs. Mesh Network: What's the Difference?

Looking to increase the power of your current wireless connection? Learn the difference between a Wi-Fi extender and a mesh system to make a better decision.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363527/whats-the-difference-between-a-wi-fi-extender-and-mesh-syst?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Find Free TV and Movies With This New Roku Feature

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/find-free-tv-and-movies-with-this-new-roku-feature/

 

How Does Code Injection Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-does-code-injection-work/

 

How to get Windows on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/install-windows-on-mac

 

The Apple Watch Series 4 Looks Like a Smash Hit

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-watch-series-4-looks-115000987.html

 

Create Videos and Animations Online Using Renderforest

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-videos-animations-online-using-renderforest/

 

MoviePass test reactivates accounts if users don't opt out

Members are finding themselves unwilling participants in a dubious test.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/29/moviepass-test-reactivates-accounts/?yptr=yahoo

 

11 Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool

Here are several methods to help cool down your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-to-keep-your-computer-cool-2624713

 

What are Resolution, Refresh Rate, Aspect Ratio and Pixel Density for a display

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/resolution-refresh-rate-aspect-ratio-pixel-density

 

Google Pulled the Android Launcher I Just Recommended from the Play Store

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/170881/google-pulled-the-android-launcher-i-just-recommended-from-the-play-store?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VjFCGxhNGVmWTa0gROqNl8Usb27_x8WFQ9hnRWqN3oARVAK-gQP8mz_JcFZ9dmbJbByJ4WtYsSFjkCtBjfPT67Cf4cg&_hsmi=65692186

 

Waterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/18/waterfox-for-android-update-brings-huge-privacy-improvements/

 

If an extension goes rogue, everything you do in your browser is compromised

LOGIN USERNAMES, PASSWORDS, AND CRYPTOCURRENCY PRIVATE KEYS SNAFFLED UP BY MALICIOUS MEGA.NZ EXTENSION UPDATE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/rogue-browser-extension/

 

More Mac Apps Caught Stealing Your Browser History

Apps from 'Trend Micro, Inc' took data from Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox, including your search history, and sent it to the developer's servers. Despite violating user privacy, the very popular apps were still allowed on the App Store by Apple.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363617/more-mac-apps-caught-stealing-your-browser-history?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Tell How Long You’ve Worked on a Microsoft Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/363276/update-how-to-tell-how-long-youve-worked-on-a-microsoft-word-document/

 

How to Fix Flash Plugin Errors in Chrome in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-flash-plugin-errors-chrome-windows/

 

How To Choose Applications

https://macpaw.com/how-to/how-to-choose-applications

 

There are two important purchases you should make if you buy Apple's new iPhone XS or XS Max

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2-important-purchases-buy-apple-151529095.html

 

How Does a Router Work? A Simple Explanation

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-how-does-a-router-work/

 

Telegram desktop app leaked internet addresses when starting calls

You didn't have a choice to turn it off.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/30/telegram-desktop-app-leaked-ip-addresses/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Use Windows 10's System Recovery Options

Windows 10's recovery options help you easily reset your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-system-recovery-options-4106604

 

Using the Draw feature in Windows 10 Mail app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/draw-in-mail-for-windows-10

 

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out New Office Online UI

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/170873/microsoft-starts-rolling-out-new-office-online-ui?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_VjFCGxhNGVmWTa0gROqNl8Usb27_x8WFQ9hnRWqN3oARVAK-gQP8mz_JcFZ9dmbJbByJ4WtYsSFjkCtBjfPT67Cf4cg&_hsmi=65692186

 

Browsers have cookie and anti-tracking enforcement issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/18/browsers-have-cookie-and-anti-tracking-enforcement-issues/

 

Scammers pose as CNN's Wolf Blitzer, target security professionals

Did they really think this would work?

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3303556/security/scammers-pose-as-cnns-wolf-blitzer-target-security-professionals.html

 

Nearly a Third of US Consumers Now Own Smart Speakers

The use of voice assistants is rapidly increasing, a new survey reveals, with 71 percent of smart speaker owners using them at least daily. After this holiday season, almost half of all consumers (48 percent) will own a smart speaker.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363600/the-rise-of-voice-assistants?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Set Up and Use Linux Apps on Chromebooks

https://www.howtogeek.com/363331/how-to-set-up-and-use-linux-apps-on-chrome-os/

 

How to Test Your VPN Connection for Privacy Leaks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/test-vpn-connection-privacy-leaks/

 

How to delete photos from an iPhone: The complete guide

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-photos-from-iphone

 

New Amazon Gear Is a Big Threat to Apple and Sonos

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-gear-big-threat-apple-180200915.html

 

Slow Raspberry Pi? 11 Tips for Better Speed and Performance

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-performance-tips/

 

Tim Berners-Lee project gives you more control over web data

Solid lets you decide where info resides and who can use it.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/30/tim-berners-lee-solid-data-control/?yptr=yahoo

 

Mac Startup Disk Full? Try These Tips to Clear Space

Managed storage can help free up space

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-startup-disk-full-try-these-tips-to-clear-space-4171638

 

Fix Windows 10 stuck at Ready to install

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-windows-10-stuck-ready-install

 

Mousr Review: The Most Expensive Cat Toy That Your Cat Might Actually Play With

https://www.reviewgeek.com/7272/mousr-review-the-most-expensive-cat-toy-that-your-cat-might-actually-play-with/

 

Set a custom Recycle Bin size on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/17/set-a-custom-recycle-bin-size-on-windows/

 

For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/for-2nd-time-in-3-years-mobile-spyware-maker-mspy-leaks-millions-of-sensitive-records/

 

Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories

Trend Micro has decided to remove the ability to collect browser histories from its Mac apps, and dumped all browser history logs from the Amazon server.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363669/trend-micro-sorry-our-mac-apps-collected-browser-histories?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Disable Automatic Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/363265/update-how-to-disable-automatic-hyperlinks-in-microsoft-word/

 

Google Chrome Is Considering Changing URLs and Internet Access

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-chrome-changing-urls/

 

HP Chromebook x2 vs. Google Pixelbook

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hp-chromebook-x2-vs-google-144531765.html

 

How to mount an SFTP drive on your Chromebook

Jack Wallen shows you how to mount remote SFTP shares on a Chromebook, with the help of a simple extension.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-mount-an-sftp-drive-on-your-chromebook/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

But that's a dangerous game to play...

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/29/facebook-is-weaponizing-security-to-erode-privacy/?yptr=yahoo

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