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The free internet makes us the product — we need to stop it

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/10/06/the-free-internet-makes-us-the-product-we-need-to-stop-it/

 

Completely Disable Bixby on Your Samsung Galaxy

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/completely-disable-bixby-your-samsung-galaxy-0187578/

 

The Best 5 Free & Affordable Alternatives to Quicken

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-quicken-alternatives/

 

Office 2019 for Windows and Mac Is Now Available

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/office-2019-for-windows-and-mac-is-now-available/

 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update common problems and fixes

Upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update causing issues? If so, in this guide, we'll help you to fix the most common installation problems.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2018-update-common-problems-and-fixes

 

Microsoft now faces a big Windows 10 quality test after botched update

The bugs are creeping in

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951298/microsoft-windows-10-bugs-issues-report

 

How to get rid of trojan virus on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-trojan-from-mac

 

How to edit videos using the free Microsoft Windows 10 Photos app

With the Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 added sophisticated video editing features, only to hide those features inside the Photos app. Here's how you access them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-edit-videos-using-the-free-microsoft-windows-10-photos-app/

 

Google chose not to go public about bug that exposed Google Plus users’ data

GOODBYE GOOGLE PLUS, NO-ONE EVER LIKED YOU.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/google-chose-not-to-go-public-about-bug-that-exposed-google-plus-users-data/

 

Software Security Best Practices Are Changing, Finds New Report

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Software-Security-Best-Practices-Are-Changing-Finds-New-Report-85597.html

 

Facebook takes down hundreds of U.S. news pages for spam

The removal is an escalation of the company’s battle against fake or sensationalist news stories.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-takes-down-hundreds-u-s-news-pages-spam-n919156

 

[TIP] Windows Automatic Maintenance

https://askbobrankin.com/tip_windows_automatic_maintenance.html

 

Best VPNs for Windows 10

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-vpn-windows,news-28221.html

 

Facebook account hack FAQ: What happened, how it affects you, and what you should do now

At least 50 million users were exposed.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310040/security/facebook-account-breach-faq.html

 

How to record Skype Calls on Windows 10, Android, iOS

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-record-skype-calls

 

How to choose a domain name for your website

Pick a domain that is easy to find and remember

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-choose-a-domain-name-for-your-website

 

Free Download: Write is a Word Processor for Handwriting

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/free-download-write-is-a-word-processor-for-handwriting/

 

Should You Upgrade or Replace Your Laptop?

How to know when to replace or upgrade a Windows laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/upgrade-or-replace-laptop-4153342

 

Google's Pixel Slate Wants to Replace Your Laptop

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-pixel-slate-specs-price

 

Your iPhone XS or XS Max Isn't Charging? Here's How to Fix It

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/your-iphone-xs-xs-max-isnt-charging-heres-fix-0187797/

 

How To Install IPTV on Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-iptv-kodi/

 

macOS Mojave Privacy Bypass Flaw Allows Access to Protected Files

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/macos-mojave-privacy-bypass-flaw-allows-access-to-protected-files/

 

Phone mirroring is coming to the 'Your Phone' app for Windows 10

You'll soon be able to use your phone right from Windows 10 with the "Your Phone" app.

https://www.windowscentral.com/phone-mirroring-coming-your-phone-app-windows-10

 

Asus announces midrange Chromebook with 14-inch touchscreen

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/10/8/17953062/asus-14-inch-google-chromebook-c423

 

How to get rid of a Chrome virus on your computer

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-chrome-virus

 

17 ways to recycle or sell your smartphone

There's value in your old smartphone, whether it's from Apple, Samsung or another manufacturer. Find out who wants it, and how much it's worth.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/17-ways-to-recycle-or-sell-your-smartphone/

 

Smashing Security #099: Passwords - A Smashing Security splinter (replay)

INDUSTRY VETERANS, CHATTING ABOUT COMPUTER SECURITY AND ONLINE PRIVACY.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-099-passwords-a-smashing-security-splinter-replay/

 

The Future of Open Source

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/The-Future-of-Open-Source-85574.html

 

Google wants to help screen those incessant robocalls

It's robots fighting robots as Google uses its artificial intelligence technology to respond to spam calls.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-wants-help-screen-those-incessant-robocalls-n918766

 

Here's the END of Weak Passwords

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_the_end_of_weak_passwords.html

 

New 'Cold Boot' Attack Unlocks Mac, PC Disk Encryption

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/cold-boot-uefi-attack,news-28073.html

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Hands-On

Microsoft puts a quad-core CPU into the Surface Laptop 2, for a significant bump in performance. Watch the video for more news.

https://www.pcworld.com/video/91128/microsoft-surface-laptop-2-hands-on

 

Fix Chrome won’t open or launch on Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/chrome-wont-open

 

How to plan your website

Planning is the key factor in any successful website project

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-plan-your-website

 

How to Fix Your Mac’s Dock When It Gets Stuck

https://www.howtogeek.com/363857/how-to-fix-your-mac%E2%80%99s-dock-when-it-gets-stuck/

 

How to Print to PDF

On Windows, Mac, iOS, and Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/print-to-pdf-4147601

 

Premium Chromebooks Are Here, But Should You Buy?

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/rise-of-the-premium-chromebook

 

Apple Released iOS 12.1 Public Beta 2 to Software Testers with New Emoji & Chargegate Fix

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/apple-released-ios-12-1-public-beta-2-software-testers-with-new-emoji-chargegate-fix-0187576/

 

How To Watch Movies on Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-watch-movies-on-kodi/

 

New Mozilla Firefox Attack Causes Desktop Version to Crash

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-mozilla-firefox-attack-causes-desktop-version-to-crash/

 

Best Dell Laptops Under $500

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-dell-laptops-under-500

 

Microsoft is dragging its feet on helping USB-C go mainstream

It’s time for tech companies to deliver on the future they keep promising is right around the corner

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17930128/microsoft-surface-pro-6-no-usb-c-port-headphones-charging

 

How to run a Mac virus scanner

https://macpaw.com/how-to/scan-mac-for-virus

 

Gmail's Smart Reply is an example of what real AI will look like for frontline workers

Google is rolling out Smart Reply to its 1.4 billion Gmail accounts, showing how artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a stronger role in the workplace.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/gmails-smart-reply-is-an-example-of-what-real-ai-will-look-like-for-frontline-workers/

 

BEC-as-a-service offers hacked business accounts for as little as $150

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/bec-as-a-service-offers-hacked-business-accounts-for-as-little-as-150/#new_tab

 

Stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for mobile payment theft in China

Users of Alipay and WeChat Pay are reporting unauthorized App Store purchases.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/11/stolen-apple-ids-used-mobile-payment-theft-china/?yptr=yahoo

 

Is it Worth the Trouble to Delete Old Online Accounts?

With hacking gaining attention, including a breach affecting nearly 30 million Facebook accounts, you might not want all that data sitting around

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech/Deleting-Old-Social-Online-Accounts-Worth-it-497244741.html

 

This finger attachment for your smartphone can help you multitask

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/news/2018/10/03/-finger-attachment-your-smartphone-can-help-you-multitask/38034201/

 

Streaming TV on vacation: What you need to know

Not all streaming bundles work the same way when you're away from home. Here's a rundown of the restrictions and workarounds.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3275885/streaming-media/how-to-stream-tv-on-vacation.html

 

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/02/tencent-music-ipo/

 

Best free Window Manager software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/window-manager-software

 

40 Xbox One tips and tricks to get the most out of your Xbox console

Leave no stone unturned

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gaming/consoles/25-xbox-one-tips-and-tricks-for-getting-the-most-out-of-your-console-1249714

 

How to Disable Your PC’s Touchpad When You Connect an External Mouse

https://www.howtogeek.com/363978/how-to-disable-your-pcs-touchpad-when-you-connect-an-external-mouse/

 

How to Adjust Brightness on Windows 10 Computers

Dial settings up or down to reach the light level you need

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-adjust-brightness-windows-10-4174497

 

Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-buying-advice

 

Fix a Slow Sleep Button on Your iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/fix-slow-sleep-button-your-iphone-x-xs-xs-max-xr-0187778/

 

How To Adjust Video Quality on Netflix

https://www.techjunkie.com/video-quality-netflix/

 

Gamma, Bkp, & Monro Dharma Ransomware Variants Released in One Week

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gamma-bkp-and-monro-dharma-ransomware-variants-released-in-one-week/

 

AUKEY KM-G3 review: A budget mechanical keyboard with RGB lights and loud keys

AUKEY has a keyboard with mechanical switches and an attractive price. So should you buy it?

https://www.windowscentral.com/aukey-km-g3-review

 

A first look at the Surface Studio 2

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/2/17927544/microsoft-surface-studio-2-desktop-pc-hands-on-photos

 

This new waterproof smartphone from a tiny French start up in France could rival Apple and Samsung

  - Crosscall has unveiled its new ultra-resistant, waterproof and video-focused smartphone.

  - For roughly $800, the Crosscall Trekker-X4 will be available from October 25, 2018.

  - Albeit a small player in a sector generating revenues in the billions, the French company is keeping up with giants like Apple and Samsung by capitalising on a niche market — outdoor sports enthusiasts.

https://www.businessinsider.com/this-waterproof-smartphone-could-compete-with-apple-and-samsung-models-2018-10

 

How to install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu Desktop 18.04

If you need to install a Windows desktop app on Linux, your best bet is PlayOnLinux.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-playonlinux-in-ubuntu-desktop-18-04/

 

Australian teen who hacked into Apple and stole 90 GB of files avoids jail

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/australian-teen-who-hacked-into-apple-and-stole-90-gb-of-files-avoids-jail/#new_tab

 

iPhones may soon be able to automatically detect spam calls

Nothing is guaranteed, but a new patent details the tool.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/11/apple-iphone-spoofed-call-patent/?yptr=yahoo

 

500,000 Google+ Accounts Potentially Compromised; Company Shutting Down Consumer Google+ Service

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech/Google-Accounts-Compromised-Google-Plus-495928341.html

 

Google Home Hub: hands-on with Google's own branded smart display

Michael Simon goes hands on with Google Home Hub, a smart display with deep hooks into Google's connected home ecosystem.

https://www.techhive.com/video/91307/google-home-hub-hands-on-with-googles-own-branded-smart-display

 

Microsoft launches new monthly financing plan for its Surface devices starting at $25

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/02/microsoft-launches-new-monthly-financing-plan-for-its-surface-devices-starting-at-25/

 

Fix Windows Update Error 0x800f0900 on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/error-0x800f0900-windows-10

 

How do I connect my laptop to my TV?

Get your media up on the big screen

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/television/how-do-i-connect-my-laptop-to-my-tv-902693

 

How to Compress PDFs and Make Them Smaller

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

 

What Is A Windows SmartScreen Filter?

Stop malware and other unknown programs from invading your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-smartscreen-filter-4153116

 

Motherload of New iPad Pro 2018 Leaks Reveals All

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/motherload-new-ipad-pro-2018-leaks-reveals

 

6 Types of Bad Apps You Should Never Download

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/smartphone-scams-6-types-bad-apps-you-should-never-download-0186299/

 

Netflix utilizes 15 percent of the internet bandwidth, up to 40 percent in the evening

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/netflix-utilizes-15-percent-of-the-internet-bandwidthup-to-40-percent-in-the-evening.html

 

Netflix consumes most of the world's internet traffic

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1819679/8-netflix-consumes-worlds-internet-traffic/

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WARNING: Hurricane Michael Scams - make sure your good-hearted donations go where they are needed.

 

Government warns of car scams after Hurricane Michael

http://www.waff.com/2018/10/11/government-warns-car-scams-after-hurricane-michael/

 

How to avoid donation scams following major weather events like Hurricane Michael

10Investigates Consumer Reporter Jennifer Titus shows you what to look out for if you're planning on making a donation.

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/investigations/10-investigates/how-to-avoid-donation-scams-following-major-weather-events-like-hurricane-michael/67-603444331

 

Be on the lookout for scams after Hurricane Michael

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/weather/be-on-the-lookout-for-scams-after-hurricane-michael/77-8279666

 

How to avoid charity scams in wake of Hurricane Michael

https://www.ktnv.com/news/how-to-avoid-charity-scams-in-wake-of-hurricane-michael

 

Georgians should be aware of scams following Hurricane Michael

https://www.walb.com/2018/10/12/georgians-should-be-aware-scams-following-hurricane-michael/

 

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Facebook Says Hackers Accessed 29M People's Accounts

The hackers accessed name, email addresses or phone numbers from those accounts

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech/Facebook-Hackers-Personal-Info-Users-View-As-497238231.html

 

Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people

The exposed data included relationship status, birth date, hometown, education and the 15 most recent searches, Facebook said.

(affected users are supposed to be contacted)

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/facebook-says-hackers-saw-personal-info-14-million-people-n919531

 

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New U.S. Weapons Systems Are a Hackers’ Bonanza, Investigators Find

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/us/politics/hackers-pentagon-weapons-systems.html?emc=edit_th_181011&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806371011

 

Facebook Tackles Rising Threat: Americans Aping Russian Schemes to Deceive

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/technology/fake-news-online-disinformation.html?emc=edit_th_181012&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806371012

 

How to Install Minimal Ubuntu on Your Old PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-a-minimal-ubuntu-on-old-laptop/

 

What is Night Shift mode on Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-night-shift-mode-mac

 

Plex adds web shows in its relentless pursuit of content

All your content, anywhere

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17931324/plex-web-series-subscriptions

 

Honda commits $2.75 billion to build autonomous vehicles with GM’s Cruise

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/03/honda-commits-2-75-billion-in-partnership-with-gms-cruise/

 

Intel stands by Core i9 benchmarks, testing company to seek more data

https://www.yahoo.com/news/testing-company-says-benchmarks-favored-173724590.html

 

Ready For Windows Directory tells if the software is compatible with Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/readyforwindows-directory

 

4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

It's finally here!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3281018/android/android-messages-web-apple-messages-mac.html

 

How To Keep a Windows Always on Top in Mac OSX

https://www.techjunkie.com/always-on-top-mac/

 

Let’s create a website one step at a time

By Mark Pickavance 18 days agoHow To 

 

Anyone can build a website

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/lets-create-a-website-one-step-at-a-time

 

This Shortcut Lets You Download YouTube Videos on Your iPhone Straight from the Source, No Shady Services Needed

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/shortcut-lets-you-download-youtube-videos-your-iphone-straight-from-source-no-shady-services-needed-0187537/

 

Security Engineer Hacks Hotel WiFi, Fined for Exposing Admin Password

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/security-engineer-hacks-hotel-wifi-fined-for-exposing-admin-password/

 

Tips for Mobile Photography

Snap amazing pictures on the go

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-for-mobile-photography-2378404

 

What's the difference between Samsung EVO Select and EVO Plus?

https://www.windowscentral.com/whats-difference-between-samsung-evo-select-and-evo-plus

 

8 of the Best Linux Distros in 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-distros/

 

How to identify and report phishing to Apple

https://macpaw.com/how-to/report-phishing-to-apple

 

GM’s Cruise will get $2.75 billion from Honda to build a new self-driving car

Funding secured

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17931786/gm-cruise-honda-investment-self-driving-car

 

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

First GDPR fines coming this year is just the start, says data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/03/europe-is-drawing-fresh-battle-lines-around-the-ethics-of-big-data/

 

The Pixel 3 won’t help the fact that Google just can’t seem to sell Pixel phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pixel-3-won-t-help-fact-google-just-160650323.html

 

Windows Update Offline Scan file (Wsusscn2.cab) download

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-offline-scan-file-wsusscn2-cab-download

 

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Still a great laptop, now without Windows 10 S

It looks like more of the same from Microsoft, and that's a good thing.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310231/microsoft/microsoft-surface-laptop-2-hands-on.html

 

The Best Free Webcam Recorders to use in 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-webcam-recorders/

 

macOS 10.14 Mojave tips and tricks

Make the most out of Mojave

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/macos-1014-mojave-tips-and-tricks

 

Get the New Pixel Launcher from Android 9.0 Pie on Any Phone — No Root Needed

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/get-new-pixel-launcher-from-android-9-0-pie-any-phone-no-root-needed-0183327/

 

Chrome 69 Keeps Google's Cookies After You Clear Browser Data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/chrome-69-keeps-googles-cookies-after-you-clear-browser-data/

 

How to Organize Apps on Your iPad

Use Folders and the Dock to Organize Your Apps

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-organize-apps-on-your-ipad-4071192

 

Video call your friends from far away with one of these discounted Aukey webcams

Opt for 1080p or reach for a higher resolution with Aukey's 2K cam.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-discounted-aukey-webcams-oct-2018

 

The Beginner’s Guide to the dpkg Command in Debian-Based Linux Distro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dpkg-command-beginner-guide/

 

How to connect a printer to your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/connect-printer-to-mac

 

Microsoft’s Surface chief hints at a modular Surface PC and USB-C webcam

Surface Studio will ‘probably’ go modular

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17931724/microsoft-surface-studio-modular-usb-c-webcam-panos-panay-interview-2018

 

China splits the internet while the U.S. dithers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/china-splits-the-internet-while-the-u-s-dithers/

 

Intel's Latest Tech Integration Looks Like It's Paying Off

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-apos-latest-tech-integration-150000045.html

 

How to enable and use Nudge on Gmail

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-and-use-nudge-on-gmail

 

Two of our favorite SSDs are cheaper than ever today

Newegg's got the Samsung 860 Evo 500GB for $83, and Amazon's selling the WD 3D Blue NAND 1TB for $150.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3309447/computers/two-of-our-favorite-ssds-are-cheaper-than-ever-today.html

 

How To Uninstall Programs on a Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-uninstall-programs-mac/

 

Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: how to fix them

Is your Windows PC playing up?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-10-april-2018-update-problems-how-to-fix-them

 

Enable Android 9.0 Pie's New Manual Dark Theme on Your Google Pixel

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/enable-android-9-0-pies-new-manual-dark-theme-your-google-pixel-0185744/

 

GPG Mail Update Surprises Mac Users with Paid Plan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gpg-mail-update-surprises-mac-users-with-paid-plan/

 

How to Add Startup Items to Your Mac

Automatically launch applications or items when you boot your Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-add-startup-items-to-mac-2260903

 

Wi-Fi 6 is the next big upgrade to wireless networks

The new standard will start arriving on devices in 2019.

https://www.windowscentral.com/wi-fi-6-next-big-upgrade-wireless-networks

 

5 Great MATE Themes for Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/9-great-mate-themes-linux/

 

How to get rid of adware on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-adware-from-mac

 

Wi-Fi now has version numbers, and Wi-Fi 6 comes out next year

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17926212/wifi-6-version-numbers-announced

 

Ghostery revamps its privacy-focused mobile browsers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/19/ghostery-mobile-browsers/

 

Google's New Pixel 3 Will Change How You Take Photos

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-apos-pixel-3-change-202918191.html

 

Fix Err Connection Timed Out issue in Chrome on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/err-connection-timed-out-chrome

 

Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs

Amazon's selling several capacities of an Adata 2.5-inch SSD for prices ranging from $25 to $70.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3307856/computers/replace-your-slow-hard-drive-with-these-25-ssds.html

 

How To Clear the Cache in Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/clear-cache-kodi/

 

Update Your Rooted Phone

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/update-your-rooted-phone-0187882/

 

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

 

GandCrab V5 Released With Random Extensions and New HTML Ransom Note

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gandcrab-v5-released-with-random-extensions-and-new-html-ransom-note/

 

How to Take Screenshots on Android

Depending your device, it's a different combination of buttons

https://www.lifewire.com/take-screenshots-on-android-121659

 

What's new with the Settings app in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Settings app received a lot of improvements with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and in this guide, we highlight them all.

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

 

Why and How to Edit Your Sudoers File in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/edit-sudoers-file-linux/

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Amazon’s gadget battle with Google could upend its Alexa allies

More hardware makers now have to fight against Amazon on its home turf.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazons-gadget-battle-with-google-could-upend-its-alexa-allies/

 

Democrats unveil "Internet Bill of Rights": transparency, privacy, control, notification, Net Neutrality, competition, accountability

https://boingboing.net/2018/10/06/democratic-technology.html

 

Cellphone and internet adoption may have peaked in the US

PC ownership, however, is on the way down.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/30/pew-study-internet-and-cellphone-use-peaked/

 

GandCrab v5 Ransomware Utilizing the ALPC Task Scheduler Exploit

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gandcrab-v5-ransomware-utilizing-the-alpc-task-scheduler-exploit/

 

How to Get iPhone Emojis for Your Android

HTC or Android users, quickly update your old emojis

https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-emojis-for-android-4172697

 

How to Install Ubuntu on Your Android Phone Using Linux Deploy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-ubuntu-on-android-linux-deploy/

 

How To Upload a File with Google Form

https://www.techjunkie.com/upload-file-google-form/

 

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

 

Should I buy a refurbished Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/choose-refurbished-macbook

 

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT 0x0000001A error on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/memory-management-error-0x0000001a

 

Burger King’s ‘AI-written’ ads show we’re still very confused about artificial intelligence

All we know is that we don’t know nothing

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/10/3/17931924/burger-king-ai-ads-confusion-misunderstanding

 

How to Fix Black Screen Issues in Windows 10 Version 1809

The experience with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, also known as version 1809, has so far been far from flawless, and aside from the critical issue leading to user data removal, there are many other small bugs in this OS feature update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-black-screen-issues-in-windows-10-version-1809-523186.shtml

 

Add a gigabit Ethernet port to any room in 5 seconds with this $50 device

https://bgr.com/2018/10/01/powerline-internet-adapter-kit-amazon-sale/

 

Walmart 'Black Friday' 2018 Ad Preview: Expected iPhone, Galaxy, PS4, Xbox, HDTV Deals

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/10/07/walmart-black-friday-2018-ad-preview-expected-iphone-galaxy-ps4-xbox-hdtv-deals/

 

How to download YouTube videos for free

Save videos for offline viewing

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

 

YouTube Miniplayer first look

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/youtube-miniplayer-first-look/

 

Use an ESP8266 Beacon Spammer to Track Smartphone Users

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/use-esp8266-beacon-spammer-track-smartphone-users-0187599/

 

Samsung EVO Select vs. SanDisk Ultra: Which memory card should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-evo-select-vs-sandisk-ultra-which-memory-card-should-you-buy

 

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/

 

Chrome 70 Lets you Control Automatic Login and Deletes Google Cookies

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/chrome-70-lets-you-control-automatic-login-and-deletes-google-cookies/

 

How to Update a Samsung Smart TV

Software or firmware, here's what to do

https://www.lifewire.com/update-samsung-smart-tv-4172014

 

Wi-Fi Not Working on Ubuntu? Here’s How to Fix it

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-wi-fi-not-working-ubuntu/

 

Top Four Google Chrome Extensions to Download & Save YouTube Videos

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-save-youtube-videos/

 

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford

We want it. You want it. Just look at the image below of Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 and tell us you don't.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3310602/microsoft-surface/microsoft-surface-studio-2-hands-on.html

 

How to access the iCloud Photo Library on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/access-icloud-on-mac

 

Windows 10 update failed to install error 0xca00a000

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-update-failed-to-install-error-0xca00a000

 

How Google’s Pixel Slate tablet compares to the Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro

A spec comparison of three flagship tablets

https://www.theverge.com/tech/2018/10/3/17929946/microsoft-surface-pro-6-apple-ipad-pro-tablet-spec-comparison-storage-battery

 

Microsoft Wants Users to Rate Bug Severity After Windows 10 Version 1809 Fiasco

If there’s anything good coming out of the Windows 10 version 1809 fiasco it’s certainly Microsoft making changes that should help prevent critical bugs from reaching production devices in the future.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-wants-users-to-rate-bug-severity-after-windows-10-version-1809-fiasco-523184.shtml

 

This accessory can stream 1080p HD video to your TV wirelessly from any device

https://bgr.com/2018/10/01/stream-from-iphone-to-tv-amazon-accessory/

 

Apple's iPhone XS Has Two Great Secret Features

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/10/07/apples-iphone-xs-max-a12-oled-display-price-cost-iphone-xr-release-date/

 

How to use Google Pay: our guide to making payments on your Android phone

Time to set your phone up for payments

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-google-pay

 

Custom site icons in Chrome and Firefox

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

 

Clear Your Stuffy Sinuses in Seconds Using Nothing but Pressure

https://invisiverse.wonderhowto.com/how-to/clear-your-stuffy-sinuses-seconds-using-nothing-but-pressure-0160709/

 

Netgear Orbi RBK50 vs. RBK50V: Which Wi-Fi router should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/netgear-orbi-rbk50-vs-rbk50v-which-wi-fi-router-should-you-buy

 

T-Mobile aims to lower broadband prices with its 5G service

A recent FCC filing gives us some idea of the company's plans

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/21/t-mobile-5g-service-plans/

 

Magecart Attacks Grow Rampant in September

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/magecart-attacks-grow-rampant-in-september/

 

How to Wipe a Hard Drive

Wipe a computer hard drive clean with these steps

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-2624527

 

How to Rename Files in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rename-files-in-linux/

 

How To Tell How Old your Computer Is – Mac & PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-old-computer/

 

Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 6: The new tablet is easy to use, confusing to buy

The only way we could find the $899 option was by jumping through a hoop.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3310600/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-6-hands-on.html

 

What happens when you enable or disable Firewall for Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-firewall-on-mac

 

Stop Yahoo from scanning your email & displaying personalized ads

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-yahoo-from-displaying-personalized-ads

 

Microsoft’s Surface chief: a pocketable Surface is ‘absolutely my baby’

Microsoft is taking its time to get the hardware and software right

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17931870/microsoft-surface-panos-panay-andromeda-pocketable-surface-interview

 

Google is shutting down Google+ after it exposed user data and neglected to tell anyone

If a social network that no one uses gets breached and no one uses it, does it make a sound?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3311468/google-plus/google-plus-shutting-down-exposed-data.html

 

The new version of Wi-Fi is called Wi-Fi 6 because rules don’t matter

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/03/the-new-version-of-wi-fi-is-called-wi-fi-6-because-rules-dont-matter/

 

Geekly Update - 03 October 2018

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_03_october_2018.html

 

iOS 12 problems: how to fix them

We explore new iOS 12 problems and provide fixes

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/ios-12-problems

 

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/

 

Use MSFconsole's Generate Command to Obfuscate Payloads & Evade Antivirus Detection

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/use-msfconsoles-generate-command-obfuscate-payloads-evade-antivirus-detection-0187686/

 

Best RAM Deals as of October 5, 2018

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

 

Google's Chrome OS tablet leaks in vivid detail

There's one less mystery for October 9th.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/06/google-pixel-slate-tablet-leak/

 

Night Eye Extension Adds a Dark Mode to Websites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/night-eye-extension-adds-a-dark-mode-to-websites/

 

How to Make Folders and Group Apps on the iPhone

Organize your iPhone to save time and avoid aggravation

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-make-folders-and-group-apps-on-iphone-2000100

 

How to Fix Windows MBR from Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-mbr-from-ubuntu/

 

How To Batch Convert Media Files in VLC

https://www.techjunkie.com/batch-convert-vlc/

 

iPhone XS launch problems: 'Beautygate,' charging irregularities, and wireless issues annoy early adopters

Every new iPhone experiences a few limited problems at launch, and the iPhone XS is no exception.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3310070/iphone-ipad/iphone-xs-launch-problems-beautygate-charging-wireless.html

 

Spyware removal on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-spyware-from-mac

 

Fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error on Chrome browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/err_connection_reset-chrome

 

The headphone wars have begun

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones are the first shot

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17931598/headphone-wars-microsoft-surface-apple-google-event-2018

 

How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp

After following this guide, you'll be able to dual-boot your Mac into Windows.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/249059/windows/how-to-install-boot-camp-and-run-windows-on-your-mac.html

 

How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/03/the-doctor-is-in-your-app/

 

New Tor Browser Is Surprisingly Polished

https://askbobrankin.com/new_tor_browser_is_surprisingly_polished.html

 

How to download and install macOS 10.14 Mojave

The cutting edge version of macOS is finally here

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-download-and-install-macos-1014-mojave

 

Microsoft moves printer drivers to Windows Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/07/microsoft-moves-printer-drivers-to-windows-update/

 

How to Hack Mojave 10.14 with a Self-Destructing Payload

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/hacking-macos-hack-mojave-10-14-with-self-destructing-payload-0187693/

 

Microsoft pulls the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as it investigates user files going missing

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, known as version 1809, has been pulled amidst user files being deleted upon upgrade.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-has-pulled-windows-10-october-2018-update-users-files-go-missing

 

Sony sues California man for selling jailbroken PS4 consoles

He reportedly sold his systems loaded with bootleg games.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/08/sony-sues-jailbroken-ps4-seller/

 

How to disable iCloud Music Library on iPhone & iPad

https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/05/disable-icloud-music-library-on-iphone-ipad/

 

A big tech company is working to free the internet from big tech companies

Cloudflare’s “gateway” system opens the door to the decentralized web

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612240/a-big-tech-company-is-working-to-free-the-internet-from-big-tech-companies/

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Democracy and the Internet

An expert discusses the continuing battle with tech companies to safeguard our institutions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/opinion/letters/democracy-internet.html

 

Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse

Forget the slow and cumbersome virtual keyboards we have to use in virtual and mixed reality settings, instead slide Tap on to one of your hands and just start typing on any surface. It also doubles as a mouse.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363902/tap-demos-its-wearable-keyboard-and-mouse?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

What to expect from cyber-attacks during an election year

Jake Dilemani, Senior Vice President Mercury Communication, explains how cyber-attacks targeting communication systems and critical infrastructure can alter the course of history.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-to-expect-from-cyber-attacks-during-an-election-year/

 

How to Back Up Your Photos or iPhoto Library

https://www.lifewire.com/backup-photos-or-iphoto-library-2260760

 

The Best Free Video Converters

https://www.howtogeek.com/363809/the-best-free-video-converters/

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

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

 

How Do I Send an Email that Can’t Be Traced Back to Me?

Don't send anonymous email from work or home. It's going to take some extra steps to keep from being traced.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-send-an-email-that-cant-be-traced-back-to-me/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JEER2dM1FpdfbL

 

California sued by internet provider groups over net neutrality law

The lawsuit came after the U.S. Justice Department on Sunday filed its own lawsuit to block the new law.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/internet-provider-groups-sue-over-california-net-neutrality-rules-n916281

 

Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

The first day of automatic availability for the latest version of Windows 10 is set for Oct. 9. But eager users can get it now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3309452/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-start-pushing-windows-10s-october-upgrade-to-pcs-next-week.html

 

Check the state of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/02/check-the-state-of-spectre-mitigations-on-windows/

 

The best day-to-day improvements you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

These day-to-day conveniences will affect your life more than you'd think.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3304277/windows/windows-10-october-2018-update-best-features-everyday-use.html

 

How to check if Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) is installed on your PC

Version 1809 is the next major release of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to find out.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-windows-10-1809-october-2018-update-installed/

 

The robots are building things now

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/robot-construction-worker-japan-aist/

 

Port of San Diego Affected by a Ransomware Attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/port-of-san-diego-affected-by-a-ransomware-attack/

 

The Best Free DNS servers For a Faster 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-dns-servers/

 

Windows Media Player is not playing the Music Playlist

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-media-player-not-playing-music-playlist

 

Fewer people died in car crashes in 2017, but the outlook is still grim

More evidence that SUVs, America’s favorite motor vehicle, are growing increasingly deadly

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17933536/traffic-death-crash-statistics-nhtsa-us-2017

 

What's the difference between your modem and router?

https://www.komando.com/tips/484412/whats-the-difference-between-your-modem-and-router

 

The 50 Best iPad Games

Sometimes your iPhone just isn't big enough to let you fully enjoy the best of iOS gaming. Grab your Apple iPad and download these games for some real fun.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/250665/the-50-best-ipad-games?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Why behavioral biometrics are the next hot security technology

Biometrics, from fingerprints to iris- and facial-recognition, are advancing, with behavioral biometrics quickly becoming the security access of choice, says BioCatch VP Frances Zelazny.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-behavioral-biometrics-are-the-next-hot-security-technology/

 

Using the Mac Security Preference Pane

https://www.lifewire.com/use-mac-security-preference-pane-2260745

 

What Is a Checksum (and Why Should You Care)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/363735/what-is-a-checksum-and-why-should-you-care/

 

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

 

BoxCryptor: Secure Your Data in the Cloud

Many online cloud storage providers encrypt your data -- which means they can decrypt it themselves. BoxCryptor is a great solution to ensure that your online data remains private, regardless of how it's stored.

https://askleo.com/boxcryptor_secure_your_data_in_the_cloud/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JEER2dM1FpdfbL

 

Undercover cops break Facebook rules to track protesters, ensnare criminals

Facebook is teeming with fake accounts created by undercover law enforcement officers. They're against the rules — but cops keep making them anyway.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/undercover-cops-break-facebook-rules-track-protesters-ensnare-criminals-n916796

 

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion

Some users say the October 2018 Update ate entire folders full of files.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3311977/windows/microsoft-pulls-windows-10-october-2018-update-file-deletion.html

 

Google wants to make Chrome Extensions more secure

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/02/google-wants-to-make-chrome-extensions-more-secure/

 

Google preps for Pixel 3, smart display launch with a visual Assistant makeover

Google Assistant is getting all dressed up for the big day,

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310364/data-center-cloud/google-assistant-visual-makeover.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/

 

You’ll be able to run Android apps on Windows 10 laptops

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/android-on-pc-windows-10-october-update-features-your-phone-app/

 

APT28 Uses LoJax, First UEFI Rootkit Seen in the Wild

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apt28-uses-lojax-first-uefi-rootkit-seen-in-the-wild/

 

How To See Your Verizon Data Usage

https://www.techjunkie.com/verizon-data-usage/

 

iCloud Photos not downloading or showing up on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/icloud-photos-not-downloading-pcdows-10

 

Broadband industry groups sue California over net neutrality bill

Only a few days after the Justice Department sued, too

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17933804/net-neutrality-california-bill-broadband-isp-sb822

 

How to play your iTunes music on your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/489659/how-to-play-your-itunes-music-on-your-android-phone

 

Apple iPhone XS

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/363881/apple-iphone-xs?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Here's what happens during a social engineering cyber-attack

BioCatch's VP Frances Zelazny explains each step of social engineering hacks, low-tech cyberattacks that have a big impact on business.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-what-happens-during-a-social-engineering-cyber-attack/

 

How to Launch Applications on a Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/launch-mac-applications-2260715

 

How to Protect Yourself From Public USB Charging Ports

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

 

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

How to find the best parts to build a PC

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

 

How Do I Upgrade Windows from 32-bit to 64-bit?

If you have a 64-bit capable machine, you may want to upgrade from 32-bit Windows to 64. Unfortunately, the upgrade, while quite possible, isn't easy.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-upgrade-windows-from-32-bit-to-64-bit/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JEER2dM1FpdfbL

 

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

 

AMD's Dynamic Local Mode for Threadripper promises almost 50 percent more performance

One game reached a 47-percent increase on high-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3311838/computers/amd-dynamic-local-mode-for-threadripper-performance-boost.html

 

Chrome 70 features option to restrict extension access

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/chrome-70-features-option-to-restrict-extension-access/

 

What's with all the new streaming TV services?

An obscure company seems to be fueling several new streaming TV packages, all with similar channels and pricing.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3309436/streaming-services/new-streaming-tv-services.html

 

California bans default passwords on any internet-connected device

No more 'admin,' 'passw0rd,' and '12345.'

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/05/california-default-password-ban-information-privacy-connected-devices-bill/

 

Chinese chip spying report shows the supply chain remains the ultimate weakness

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/china-spy-hack-chip-bloomberg-supply-chain/

 

Trojanized App In Google Play Steals Bank Customers' Euros

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trojanized-app-in-google-play-steals-bank-customers-euros/

 

The Cheapest Cell Phone Plans – September 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/cheapest-cell-phone-plans/

 

Can’t see yourself on video during Skype calls? Here’s the fix!

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cant-see-yourself-video-skype-calls

 

Microsoft is embracing Android as the mobile version of Windows

Android is the obvious choice for Windows users now

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17933644/microsoft-android-apps-windows-10-app-mirroring-report

 

7 great ways to customize your Android phone

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

 

Deezer's AI Detects Mood, Makes Your Playlist Smarter

A research team at Deezer developed an AI capable of detecting a song's mood by combining the Million Song Dataset with Deezer's own metadata. It's better than previous models and should lead to much improved song recommendations for listeners.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363921/deezers-ai-detects-mood-makes-your-playlist-smarter?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to back up your desktop, documents, and pictures with Microsoft OneDrive

In Microsoft OneDrive, you can back up and protect three important folders from their default locations. Learn how by following this step-by-step guide.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-back-up-your-desktop-documents-and-pictures-with-microsoft-onedrive/

 

How to Change Mac User Account and Home Directory Name

https://www.lifewire.com/change-user-account-and-home-directory-name-2260795

 

Windows’ Sticky Notes Will Finally Sync Between Computers

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-sticky-notes-will-finally-sync-between-computers/

 

macOS 10.14 Mojave problems: how to fix them

All of your macOS Mojave issues solved

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/macos-1014-mojave-problems-how-to-fix-them

 

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=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

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

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3307184/windows/windows-10-october-2018-update-cannot-detect-full-drives.html

 

NVSlimmer: remove unwanted components from Nvidia drivers

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/01/nvtrimmer-remove-unwanted-components-from-nvidia-drivers/

 

Google Home Hub hands on: Is there an Echo in here?

The Google Home Hub could be the device that makes Google Assistant a household name.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3312644/speakers/google-home-hub-hands-on.html

 

THE FACEBOOK HACK EXPOSES AN INTERNET-WIDE FAILURE

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-hack-single-sign-on-data-exposed/

 

Thousands of Twitter accounts that spread fake news during the 2016 election are still active today, say researchers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/thousands-of-twitter-accounts-that-spread-fake-news-during-the-2016-election-are-still-active-today-say-researchers/

 

Hide and Seek Botnet Adds Infection Vector for Android Devices

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hide-and-seek-botnet-adds-infection-vector-for-android-devices/

 

How To Create a Fillable Form in Word

https://www.techjunkie.com/create-form-word/

 

Fix INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR Blue Screen on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/internal_power_error

 

Facebook extends account deletion grace period from 14 to 30 days

Best to terminate now if you want your data deleted

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/17933264/facebook-account-deletion-grace-period-extension-30-days

 

5 ways to free up space on your Android

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

 

Robots May Replace A Lot More Human Jobs By 2022

The WEF's "Future of Jobs 2018" report found that 75 million existing jobs will be automated by 2022, and 52 percent of current job tasks will be performed by robots by 2025

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363906/robots-may-replace-a-lot-more-human-jobs-by-2022?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

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Tue 1410 10/09/2018

Windows 10’s Login Screen Gets a Touch of Fluent Design

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/174547/windows-10s-login-screen-gets-a-touch-of-fluent-design?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8H88hKIrcpLfZu83AT7QhsmYPWI8VfF-atroATqpm8k12KU4iu5KrDadaO82SpjcV_XxYbHCC-PIc5_CstThnxx7O62g&_hsmi=65935054

 

How to Create a Swap File in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-swap-file-linux/

 

Learn Why the Speed of Your Wi-Fi Network Fluctuates

How to combat network slowdown at home

https://www.lifewire.com/wifi-network-slow-certain-times-3971313

 

How to create and manage virtual desktops on Windows 10

You can quickly organize and separate tasks by grouping them into virtual desktops on Windows 10 — Here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-manage-virtual-desktops-windows-10/

 

How to manage Windows 10's Automatic Maintenance feature

Here's what you need to know about Windows 10's Automatic Maintenance feature, the steps to manage its settings, and how to disable it (if necessary).

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manage-automatic-maintenance-windows-10

 

Intel Says They Can Keep Up With PC Growth Demand

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/intel-says-they-can-keep-up-with-pc-growth-demand/

 

Meet the LG V40 ThinQ: More screen, more battery, more cameras, and more fun

LG finally made a great 2018 phone.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3309453/android/lg-v40-thinq-hands-on.html

 

In rural Georgia, Internet upgrades face potential hurdles

https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/technology/article219605015.html

 

Firefox Focus gets a redesign and a new engine to power Android version

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/firefox-focus-android-performance-engine/

 

13 Reasons Not to Update Your iPhone to iOS 12 Right Away

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/13-reasons-not-update-your-iphone-ios-12-right-away-0187399/

 

Best free File Splitter and Joiner software for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/file-splitter-and-joiner-software-for-windows-10

 

Rylo scores $20 million for its clever camera tech

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/rylo-scores-20-million-for-its-clever-camera-tech/

 

What to do if your Mac USB ports are not working

https://macpaw.com/how-to/fix-usb-ports-on-mac

 

Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor

Are Meltdown and Spectre too fundamental to patch? One expert suggests they may be.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3299477/components-processors/solving-spectre-and-meltdown-may-ultimately-require-an-entirely-new-type-of-processor.html

 

The 5 Best Affordable 3D Printers – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-3d-printers/

 

Firefox 62.0.3 is a security update

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/03/firefox-62-0-3-is-a-security-update/

 

How to set up your new Amazon Echo

Get off to the best start with your new smart speaker

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/amazon-echo-setup

 

Seven Russian hackers charged with hacking anti-doping organizations

Three of the defendants were also indicted as a result of the Mueller probe over the summer

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17936442/russian-hackers-charged-hacking-anti-doping-mo-farah

 

How to Connect Your Android Phone to Linux via Airdroid

https://www.maketecheasier.com/airdroid-connect-android-phone-to-linux/

 

The Safe Way to Clean Dirty DVDs, Blu-Rays and Video Games

Remove dirt and fingerprints without scratching

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clean-dvds-blu-rays-and-video-games-1387925

 

How to get macOS Quick Look feature on Windows 10 to preview images

You can now have the Quick Look experience found in macOS on your Windows 10 device with the QuickLook app.

https://pureinfotech.com/macos-quick-look-feature-windows-10-preview-images/

 

Install the $160 Brother digital color laser printer in your home office

No fax or scanner, but powerful color laser printing at an affordable price.

(currently the price is higher, so you'll have to watch for a lower price like in this article)

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-install-160-brother-digital-color-laser-printer-your-home-office

 

Cryptojacking Android Apps Continue To Plague Google Play Store

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cryptojacking-android-apps-continue-to-plague-google-play-store/

 

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

 

Introducing the Internet Bill of Rights

Democrats promise that if they win back the House, they will start regulating Silicon Valley.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/opinion/ro-khanna-internet-bill-of-rights.html

 

More details about Samsung foldable phone found in leaked Android Pie build

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/samsung-foldable-phone-android-pie-build/

 

Unlock the Hidden Weather Lock Screen Widget in iOS 12 on Your iPhone

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/unlock-hidden-weather-lock-screen-widget-ios-12-your-iphone-0185168/

 

Double-click on Firefox tab to close it – Enable setting in about:config page

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/double-click-firefox-tab-to-close

 

This autonomous spray-painting drone is a 21st-century tagger’s dream

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/this-autonomous-spray-painting-drone-is-a-21st-century-taggers-dream/

 

How to get your Mac Bluetooth working?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/fix-bluetooth-not-available-problem

 

Intel rolls out NUC mini-PCs with 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs and AMD Radeon graphics

Intel's new NUC kits join other eighth-generation options such as the Hades Canyon gaming NUCs that rolled out in the spring.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3297974/computers/intel-nuc-10nm-cannon-lake-radeon-graphics.html

 

The Best Touchscreen Chromebooks – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-touchscreen-chromebooks/

 

Style Firefox with Firefox Color version 2

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/03/style-firefox-with-firefox-color-version-2/

 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems: how to fix them

Experiencing issues?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-10-october-2018-update-problems-how-to-fix-them

 

US will rewrite safety rules to permit fully driverless cars on public roads

So long, steering wheel

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17936576/self-driving-car-av-guidelines-3-nhtsa-elaine-chao

 

6 Linux Tools to Help Recover Data from Corrupted Drives

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recover-data-linux-tools/

 

Netflix Error Codes: What To Do

Just want to watch your movie? Try these troubleshooting tips

https://www.lifewire.com/netflix-error-codes-4173723

 

Internal Facebook drama over VP who likes Brett Kavanaugh

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/internal-facebook-drama-over-vp-who-likes-brett-kavanaugh-n916876

 

New Surface 'Andromeda' patent points to exterior inking

Andromeda's patent-o-rama continues, this time with an interesting look at the outside of the device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-surface-andromeda-patents-points-exterior-inking

 

 

New Iot Botnet Torii Uses Six Methods for Persistence, Has No Clear Purpose

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-iot-botnet-torii-uses-six-methods-for-persistence-has-no-clear-purpose/

 

[FAKE] When Your Friend is Not Your Friend

https://askbobrankin.com/fake_when_your_friend_is_not_your_friend.html

 

Here Comes the Third Wave of Cord Cutting: Home Internet Service

http://fortune.com/2018/10/01/cord-cutting-home-internet-broadband/

 

TaoTronics 40-inch soundbar review: How low can you go?

A 40-inch soundbar for just $90? If your budget is tight and you can live with its quirks, TaoTronics offers a very inexpensive solution for improving your TV's sound.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3311558/consumer-electronics/taotronics-40-inch-soundbar-review.html

 

Install Facebook Lite on Your iPhone

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/install-facebook-lite-your-iphone-0187932/

 

How to delete Downloaded, Failed & Pending Windows Updates

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-downloaded-failed-pending-windows-updates

 

You Can Now Download a Fix for the iPhone XS' Biggest Problems (So Far)

https://gizmodo.com/you-can-now-download-a-fix-for-the-iphone-xs-biggest-pr-1829605552

 

How to reset your Mac password

https://macpaw.com/how-to/reset-mac-password

 

Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 will be here soon, so it's time to look at what's new – and why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3305755/microsoft-windows/mingis-on-tech-whats-coming-in-the-windows-10-october-update.html

 

The 10 Best Must-Have MacBook Pro Accessories

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-macbook-pro-accessories/

 

Microsoft wants $439 for Office 2019 Professional

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/02/microsoft-wants-439-for-office-2019-professional/

 

The best Alexa Skills and commands: the ultimate in Amazon Echo tips and tricks

How to make Alexa smarter than ever

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/the-best-amazon-echo-alexa-skills-and-how-to-install-them

 

Apple contracts police to guard its Sacramento stores against ring of thieves

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17936218/apple-store-police-roseville-burglary-theft-ring

 

How to Reset the Root Password in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reset-root-password-linux/

 

How to Fix a Hulu Playback Failure

Can't get to your show? Try these fixes

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-hulu-playback-failure-4173316

 

Apple tells Congress it found no signs of malicious chips

The letter follows statements from Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that they had no reason to doubt denials from Apple and Amazon.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-tells-congress-it-found-no-signs-malicious-chips-n917691

 

How to set up and use the Your Phone app on Windows 10

Your Phone for Windows 10 is currently in testing, so here's how to set it up.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-your-phone-windows-10

 

Microsoft Is Ending Support for Skype Classic on November 1st

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-ending-support-for-skype-classic-on-november-1st/

 

[WOW] 32,003 Router Vulnerabilities Found

https://askbobrankin.com/wow_32003_router_vulnerabilities_found.html

 

How Facebook Was Hacked And Why It's A Disaster For Internet Security

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/09/29/how-facebook-was-hacked-and-why-its-a-disaster-for-internet-security/

 

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) review: Better in every way, and better than every other smart display

It’s a major step up, but Amazon still doesn’t have the best smart speaker.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3311984/hubs-controllers/amazon-echo-show-2nd-generation-review.html

 

There's a Stupid Reason You're Not Finding Good Shortcuts in Apple's Gallery

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/psa-theres-stupid-reason-youre-not-finding-good-shortcuts-apples-gallery-0188099/

 

Completely uninstall AVG antivirus, etc, using AVG Clear & AVG Remover

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/completely-uninstall-avg-clear-remover

 

Apple’s daylight savings bug strikes yet again, looping Series 4 Watches

https://venturebeat.com/2018/10/08/apples-daylight-savings-bug-strikes-yet-again-looping-series-4-watches/

 

Should I buy a refurbished Mac?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/choose-refurbished-macbook

 

Our favorite high-performance portable SSD, Samsung's T5, is far cheaper than ever before

We loved the Samsung T5 portable, and the 500GB is just $100 on Amazon right now.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3306717/computers/our-favorite-high-performance-portable-ssd-samsungs-t5-is-far-cheaper-than-ever-before.html

 

How To Import a PDF into InDesign

https://www.techjunkie.com/import-pdf-indesign/

 

More than 1000 new Arcade games added to Internet Archive

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/02/more-than-1000-new-arcade-games-added-to-internet-archive/

 

The best Kodi add-ons and how to install them

The best Kodi add-ons to enhance your viewing experience

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

 

RHA’s TrueConnect buds look like a promising AirPods rival

USB-C charging, Bluetooth 5, 25 hours of total battery life, and a reasonable price

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17935686/rha-true-connect-wireless-airpods-earphones-price-release-date

 

The Best Antivirus Programs for Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ubuntu-antivirus-programs/

 

The Sams Report: Apple’s Big Day But Windows Orgs

https://www.thurrott.com/podcasts/174624/the-sams-report-apples-big-day-but-windows-orgs?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8H88hKIrcpLfZu83AT7QhsmYPWI8VfF-atroATqpm8k12KU4iu5KrDadaO82SpjcV_XxYbHCC-PIc5_CstThnxx7O62g&_hsmi=65935054

 

Microsoft's New xCloud Game Streaming Service Revealed

Want to play Halo on your phone?

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsofts-new-xcloud-game-streaming-service-revea/1100-6462355/

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Mon 1409 10/08/2018

Voicing the Future: How Voice Recognition Is Helping Us Today and Will Change Our Tomorrow

https://www.iqsdirectory.com/resources/voicing-the-future-how-voice-recognition-is-helping-us-today-and-will-change-our-tomorrow/

 

10 Basic Tips and Tricks for Microsoft OneNote Beginners

Start capturing text, images, and files quickly at home, work, or on the go

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-tricks-for-microsoft-onenote-beginners-2511970

 

How To Download or Record Streaming Music (Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and More!)

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-streaming-music/

 

Automate your repetitive computer work with PlayStatic

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/automate-repetitive-computer-work-playstatic

 

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

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

 

Mac undelete: how to recover deleted files on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/recover-deleted-files-on-mac

 

Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 now up for preorder on Amazon

Amazon joins Best Buy and the Microsoft Store in opening up preorders for the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-pro-6-and-surface-laptop-2-now-preorder-amazon

 

Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

https://bgr.com/2018/10/08/pixel-3-xl-leaks-event-time/

 

Google says it found security flaw in March but chose not to tell users

The flaw meant some Google+ profile information that users had thought was private could have been viewed by third parties.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-says-it-found-security-flaw-march-chose-not-tell-n917846

 

Intel goes up to 8 cores for mainstream chips, with a 28 core overclockable Xeon

The new array of desktop processors will arrive over the next few months.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/intels-new-performance-desktop-lineup-an-overclockable-xeon-9th-gen-core/

 

Google escapes billion-dollar privacy lawsuit in the UK

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951774/google-safari-workaround-uk-high-court-lawsuit-thrown-out

 

We loved G.Skill's ultra-customizable MX780 gaming mouse, and it's on sale for just $28

The G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 is a great mouse at a great sale price.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3310604/computers/we-loved-gskills-ultra-customizable-mx780-gaming-mouse-and-its-on-sale-for-just-28.html

 

Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/bloomberg-spy-chip-murky-world-national-security-reporting/

 

How low can our favorite SSD for most people, Samsung's 860 Evo, go? 256GB for $58

You can grab a 250GB Samsung 860 Evo for less than $60, and the 1TB capacity is well under $200.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3305749/computers/how-low-can-our-favorite-ssd-for-most-people-samsungs-860-evo-go-256gb-for-58.html

 

Nvidia GeForce 416.16 with Windows 10 version 1809 support

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/04/nvidia-geforce-416-16-with-windows-10-version-1809-support/

 

How to fix common problems automatically on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes a feature to detect and apply recommended fixes for common problems — Here's how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-problems-automatically-windows-10/

 

Report Ties North Korean Attacks to New Malware, Linked by Word Macros

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/report-ties-north-korean-attacks-to-new-malware-linked-by-word-macros/

 

Instantly Share Wi-Fi Passwords from Your iPhone to Other iOS 12 Devices Nearby (Sounds good with a large gathering of family, but wi-fi radiates in a ruff cirle for 300+ feet, others could get the signal)

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/instantly-share-wi-fi-passwords-from-your-iphone-other-ios-12-devices-nearby-0177972/

 

Tips for Troubleshooting Windows File and Printer Sharing

https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-windows-file-sharing-818241

 

How To Fix ‘The file iTunes Library.itl cannot be read’

https://www.techjunkie.com/itunes-library-itl-cannot-be-read/

 

How to link a part of data in Excel Worksheet in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/link-excel-data-to-powerpoint

 

How to Check and Delete Cortana’s Logs of Your Speech Commands

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-delete-cortana-speech-logs/

 

Here's how to format USB on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/format-usb-drive-on-mac

 

WunderMail review: The best way to use Gmail on Windows 10

If you want to use Gmail on Windows 10, WunderMail is an impressive new application.

https://www.windowscentral.com/wundermail-review-best-way-use-gmail-windows-10

 

Bloomberg reports bombshell Chinese hardware attack on US tech companies, met with swift denials

https://bgr.com/2018/10/04/china-hardware-backdoors-sophisticated-chips-used-in-us-bound-tech/

 

Facebook's new video chat device met with privacy concerns

One prominent tech journalist likened the new products to the "Telescreen" from George Orwell's "1984."

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-s-new-video-chat-device-met-privacy-concerns-n917771

 

ANTI-MEME LAW:’ INTERNET USERS COULD FACE JAIL FOR POSTING ‘MALICIOUS’ MESSAGES ONLINE

https://www.newsweek.com/politicians-vote-favor-anti-meme-law-1153390

 

White House calls on Google to abandon controversial Chinese search engine project

Vice President Pence speaks out against Dragonfly

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17938376/google-china-search-engine-white-house-vp-mike-pence-criticism

 

Two of our favorite SSDs are cheaper than ever today

Newegg's got the Samsung 860 Evo 500GB for $83, and Amazon's selling the WD 3D Blue NAND 1TB for $150.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3309447/computers/two-of-our-favorite-ssds-are-cheaper-than-ever-today.html

 

GM’s Super Cruise just beat out Tesla’s Autopilot in Consumer Reports ranking

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/04/gms-super-cruise-just-beat-out-teslas-autopilot-in-consumer-reports-ranking/

 

Firefox calls it quits on antiquated Windows XP, Vista

Mozilla has ended browser security updates for the outdated versions of Windows; the only Top 5 browser still supporting Windows XP is Opera.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3304255/web-browsers/firefox-calls-it-quits-on-antiquated-windows-xp-vista.html

 

Mozilla plans to change confusing Screenshot Tool terminology

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/04/mozilla-plans-to-change-confusing-screenshot-tool-terminology/

 

How to change system font size on Windows 10

You can once again change the system font size on Windows 10 with a new option in the Settings app.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-font-size-windows-10-settings/

 

Sites Trick Users Into Subscribing to Browser Notification Spam

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sites-trick-users-into-subscribing-to-browser-notification-spam/

 

Apple Releases iOS 12.0.1 to Address Wi-Fi & Charging Issues on iPhones

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/apple-releases-ios-12-0-1-address-wi-fi-charging-issues-iphones-0188095/

 

Can You Trace a MAC Address?

Finding the owner of a MAC address isn't so straightforward

https://www.lifewire.com/tracing-mac-address-stolen-computer-3971329

 

Finding The Best Intel Core i5 Processor

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-intel-core-i5-processor/

 

The Great Suspender will automatically suspend tabs on Google Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/great-suspender-suspend-tabs-chrome

 

How to Shrink a Virtualbox VM in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/shrink-your-virtualbox-vm/

 

How to right click on a Mac mouse or trackpad

https://macpaw.com/how-to/right-click-on-mac

 

Night eye review: Bringing dark mode to any website

If you love browsing the web at night, or just prefer dark mode over light, Night Eye is a must have extension.

https://www.windowscentral.com/night-eye-review-bringing-dark-mode-any-website

 

Telecoms industry sues California to kill strict net neutrality law

https://bgr.com/2018/10/03/california-net-neutraity-law-lawsuit/

 

Apple macOS Mojave: Cheat sheet

In Apple's macOS Mojave, there are security and performance enhancements, as well as new features and applications. Here's what business professionals need to know about macOS Mojave.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-macos-mojave-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Action News Troubleshooters: Internet rental scams

https://6abc.com/business/troubleshooters-internet-rental-scams/4405969/

 

Apple and Amazon explicitly deny claims that servers were compromised by Chinese chips

The denial follows the release of an explosive report from Bloomberg

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17936968/apple-amazon-deny-servers-chinese-spy-chips

 

iFixit says independent Mac repair is alive and well – at least for now

https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/06/independent-mac-repair-results-ifixit/

 

Facebook, are you kidding?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/08/facebook-portal-are-you-serious-rn/

 

How memory bandwidth is killing AMD's 32-core Threadripper performance

Here's just how much memory bandwidth constraints might be hurting the performance.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3298859/components-processors/how-memory-bandwidth-is-killing-amds-32-core-threadripper-performance.html

 

Internet Archive releases Winamp Skins Collection

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/04/internet-archive-releases-winamp-skins-collection/

 

How to prevent suspicious behaviors from infecting your PC on Windows 10

You can now stop apps and files suspicious behaviors from taking over your device and data — Here's how to enable the feature on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/prevent-suspicious-behaviors-infecting-pc-windows-10/

 

Telegram Leaks IP Addresses by Default When Initiating Calls

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/telegram-leaks-ip-addresses-by-default-when-initiating-calls/

 

100+ Coolest New iOS 12 Features You Didn't Know About

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/news/100-coolest-new-ios-12-features-you-didnt-know-about-0182804/

 

Linksys TFTP Client for Router Firmware Upgrades

Where to Download the Linksys TFTP Client

https://www.lifewire.com/linksys-tftp-client-for-router-firmware-3971325

 

How To Tell if Someone Checked your Location on Snapchat

https://www.techjunkie.com/someone-checked-location-snapchat/

 

Microsoft Edge will not open PDF files – INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-edge-will-not-open-pdf-files

 

Using Rclone to Sync to Multiple Cloud Storage Providers in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rclone-sync-multiple-cloud-storage-providers-linux/

 

What to do if the sound is not working on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/fix-sound-on-mac

 

Speed up your computer with the $81 SanDisk Ultra 500GB solid-state drive

Speed and storage.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-speed-your-computer-81-sandisk-ultra-500gb-solid-state-drive

 

Spray-on antennas will revolutionize the Internet of Things

Researchers at Drexel University have developed a method to spray on antennas that outperform traditional metal antennas, opening the door to faster and easier IoT deployments.

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3309449/internet-of-things/spray-on-antennas-will-revolutionize-the-internet-of-things.html

 

Apple iOS 12: Cheat sheet

With iOS 12, Apple adds security features, performance enhancements, ARKit 2, and more. Here's what you need to know about Apple's latest mobile OS, which powers iPhones and iPads.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-ios-12-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Feds in Sacramento launching new effort against drug sales over internet’s ‘Darkweb’

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article219419680.html

 

Beware of pumpkin lacerations this Halloween, government warns

Did a pumpkin write this warning

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17937628/pumpkin-jack-o-lantern-carving-injuries-consumer-product-safety-commission

 

This is the Google Pixel Slate

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/06/this-is-the-google-pixel-slate/

 

Samsung just dropped a big Galaxy phone launch change

https://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-f-release-date-cost-price-galaxy-s10-s9-note9-08549057/

 

Microsoft to slash size of Windows 10's monthly updates

The smaller updates will make their debut with the release of Windows 10 version 1809, due in September.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3299640/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-slash-size-of-windows-10-monthly-updates.html

 

New generational terminology for Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6 incoming

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/03/new-generational-terminology-for-wi-fi-wi-fi-6-incoming/

 

How to enable Ultimate Performance power mode on Windows 10

You can use the Ultimate Performance power plan on virtually any edition of Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ultimate-performance-power-mode-windows-10/

 

IC3 Issues Alert Regarding Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ic3-issues-alert-regarding-remote-desktop-protocol-rdp-attacks/

 

Fix the 'Software Update Is Required to Connect to Your iPhone' Warning on Your Mac

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/fix-software-update-is-required-connect-your-iphone-warning-your-mac-0185898/

 

Wireless Problems - Dropped Signals and Spotty Connections

What to Check When You Have Intermittent Wireless Connection Problems

https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-dropped-signals-and-spotty-connections-2378239

 

Vizio nears $17 million settlement for TV data-tracking lawsuit

The deal is still subject to final approval

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17937052/vizio-17-million-settlement-tv-data-tracking-lawsuit

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(INFO: besides needing to keep your Operating system and system drivers up to date, you need to update all your installed programs and apps (even if you not using them or uninstall them).  To update your apps, periodically open your windows store via the icon on the taskbar. and near the upper right, you will likely notice a down arrow underlined and a number representing the number of apps that have updates for your system.  Left click the down arrow and you see a screen of apps saying Pending, Near the upper right area is a Get Updates blue button, click it to start downloading and installing.  You can minimize the window and go about other business.  If you want to shut down before complete, you can go back to resume next time.  Should you have some errors and some not installing, a restart may be required and going back in to finish up downloading and installing the remainder.)

 

WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY? DOJ IS SUING CALIFORNIA OVER NEW INTERNET LAW

https://www.newsweek.com/what-net-neutrality-doj-suing-california-over-extreme-and-illegal-internet-1145533

 

Chinese spies reportedly inserted chips into servers belonging to Apple, Amazon

But the companies are denying it all

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17942838/apple-amazon-china-hack-servers-supermicro

 

Paint.net: How to Get Rid of Background and Make it Transparent

https://www.techjunkie.com/image-background-to-transparent-paint-net/

 

Reasons Wi-Fi Connections Drop

Solutions to dropped or lost Wi-Fi connections

https://www.lifewire.com/reasons-why-wifi-connections-drop-818210

 

What Windows’ “Microsoft Managed Desktop” Will (And Won’t!) Do

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-microsoft-managed-desktop-will-wont-do/

 

Wireless Xbox One controller requires a PIN for Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wireless-xbox-one-controller-requires-pin

 

HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing, additive manufacturing system

HP's 3D printing efforts started with plastics but now are expanding to metals such as stainless steel. The big bet for HP is mass manufacturing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hp-launches-metal-jet-3d-printing-additive-manufacturing-system/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apps that steal users’ browser histories kicked out of the Mac App store

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/apps-that-steal-users-browser-histories-kicked-out-of-the-mac-app-store/#new_tab

 

What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

Website database breaches happen, and while there's little you can do to prevent them, you can minimize your exposure. Here's what to do.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3268805/security/what-to-do-after-a-data-breach.html

 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update common problems and fixes

Upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update causing issues? If so, in this guide, we'll help you to fix the most common installation problems.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2018-update-common-problems-and-fixes

 

New T-Mobile’s plans for in-home, fixed wireless internet services begin to take shape

https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/new-t-mobile-s-plans-for-home-fixed-wireless-internet-services-begin-to-take-shape

 

Apple and Microsoft are both making a big bet on the future of USB — and they’re both wrong

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-microsoft-both-making-big-140000995.html

 

How to remove an iCloud account from Mac, iPhone, and iPad

https://macpaw.com/how-to/delete-icloud-account

 

Report: Facebook wants to use your Instagram location history for targeted ads

https://bgr.com/2018/10/05/instagram-location-history-data-facebook-ads/

 

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

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

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

 

CTLInfo displays all trusted and untrusted certificates in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/05/ctlinfo-displays-all-trusted-and-untrusted-certificates-in-windows/

 

Google Bug Breaks Search Results with a Plus Sign On Mac Safari (Fixed)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-bug-breaks-search-results-with-a-plus-sign-on-mac-safari/

 

British spy agency casts more doubt on spy chip report

It has ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple and Amazon’s denials

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17941396/hack-apple-amazon-bloomberg-china-chip

 

The Best Wireless Mechanical Keyboards – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-wireless-mechanical-keyboards/

 

What to Do When Your Home Internet Connection Underperforms

Tips for solving slow internet connections at home

https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-slow-internet-connection-818125

 

10 Awesome Screensavers for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/10-awesome-screensavers-for-your-windows-pc/

 

How to activate YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/activate-youtube-dark-mode

 

Tiny Arduino-compatible Piksey Pico is no bigger than a bottle cap

The new board is just 20mm x 20mm but is compatible with the much larger Arduino Uno.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/tiny-arduino-compatible-piksey-pico-is-no-bigger-than-a-bottle-cap/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Trend Micro apologises after Mac apps found scooping up users’ browser history

APPARENTLY IT'S THE USERS' FAULT ANYWAY...

https://www.grahamcluley.com/trend-micro-apologises-after-mac-apps-found-scooping-up-users-browser-history/

 

Upgrade to a luscious 1440p Dell HDR display for just $220 at Staples

Only the highest quality pixels

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3308377/computers/upgrade-to-a-luscious-1440p-dell-hdr-display-for-just-220-at-staples.html

 

What's new with Notepad in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Notepad is getting updated with Windows 10 version 1809. These are the new improvements.

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

 

GeoCities dies in March 2019, and with it a piece of internet history

Nothing quite captured that 1990s internet aesthetic like GeoCities.

https://www.cnet.com/news/geocities-dies-in-march-2019-and-with-it-a-piece-of-internet-history/

 

Microsoft pauses the rollout of a huge Windows 10 update after users say that installing it wiped their files 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-pauses-rollout-huge-windows-154500113.html

 

Popular Mac viruses, malware and security flaws

https://macpaw.com/how-to/known-mac-viruses-malware-security-flaws

 

Anker’s dual car charger with a built-in FM transmitter is on sale for $13 today

https://bgr.com/2018/10/04/best-car-charger-on-amazon-sale/

 

How to add Chrome and Firefox to Timeline on Windows 10

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

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

 

Bugs and issues of Windows 10 version 1809

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/04/bugs-and-issues-of-windows-10-version-1809/

 

Google Adds New Rules To End Malicious Chrome Extensions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-adds-new-rules-to-end-malicious-chrome-extensions/

 

This robotic finger attachment for your smartphone will gently caress your hand

Tap tap revenge

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/10/5/17940708/mobilimb-robotic-finger-attachment-smartphone

 

The Best Android Tablets – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-android-tablets/

 

Common Home Network Problems

New home network headaches usually have simple solutions

https://www.lifewire.com/top-home-networking-problems-and-mistakes-817736

 

How to Edit Another User’s Registry in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/edit-another-users-registry-windows10/

 

Your computer is missing Media features – iCloud for Windows error

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/computer-missing-media-features-icloud-windows-error

 

Awful military and government LinkedIn passwords highlight need for 2FA, new policies

Password inadequacy remains a top threat in internet security, according to a new report from WatchGuard Technologies.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/awful-military-and-government-linkedin-passwords-highlight-need-for-2fa-new-policies/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Law firm launches £500 million group action over British Airways hack

LAW FIRM ESTIMATES THAT EACH AFFECTED PERSON MAY BE ABLE TO CLAIM UP TO £1,250 IN COMPENSATION.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/law-firm-launches-500-million-group-action-over-british-airways-hack/

 

How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Though WDAG may be as secure, or more so, than Chrome, Google still has the edge in usability.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3269280/browsers/how-microsoft-edges-hidden-wdag-browser-lets-you-surf-the-web-securely.html

 

How to disable video autoplay on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge now includes an option to stop websites from playing media automatically. In this guide, we show you how to use it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-control-video-autoplay-microsoft-edge

 

How conspiracy theories spread from the Internet’s darkest corners

QAnon’s “researchers” have figured out how to shape national conversations.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/18/how-conspiracy-theories-spread-internets-darkest-corners/?noredirect=on

 

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/07/the-next-big-restaurant-chain-may-not-own-any-kitchens/?yptr=yahoo

 

Simple steps to back up your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/backup-your-mac

 

If the Pixel 3 Doesn’t Wow You, Google’s AI Will

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pixel-3-preview-ai-capabilities,news-28247.html

 

How to create a system repair disc on Windows 10

You can create a repair disc to access recovery tools when Windows 10 won't start, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do this.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-a-system-repair-disc-windows-10/

 

What is up with the huge Calculator in Windows 10, Microsoft?

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/05/what-is-up-with-the-huge-calculator-in-windows-10-microsoft/

 

Google Maps Is Getting a Big Update With Commute Tab and More

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-maps-is-getting-a-big-update-with-commute-tab-and-more/

 

Instagram is testing the ability to share your precise location history with Facebook

Revealed just weeks after Instagram’s co-founders left the company

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/5/17940364/instagram-location-sharing-data-sharing-facebook-test

 

The Best Chromebook for Students – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-chromebook-students/

 

Common Mobile Network Problems and How to Avoid Them

Take steps to prevent the most common mobile network problems

https://www.lifewire.com/common-mobile-network-problems-817774

 

How to Disable App Launch Tracking in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-app-launch-tracking-windows10/

 

How to block a program in the Firewall of Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-program-firewall-windows-10

 

What to expect from cyber-attacks during an election year

Jake Dilemani, Senior Vice President Mercury Communication, explains how cyber-attacks targeting communication systems and critical infrastructure can alter the course of history.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-to-expect-from-cyber-attacks-during-an-election-year/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The first smart firewall for iOS.

https://guardianapp.com/ios-app-location-report-sep2018.html

 

Newegg is selling an 8GB AMD Radeon RX 580 for less than $200—and you get 3 games free

An MSI 8GB Radeon RX 580 is just $190 after $30 mail-in rebate, and it's eligible for the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey bundle from AMD.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3306763/computers/newegg-is-selling-an-8gb-amd-radeon-rx-580-for-less-than-200and-you-get-3-games-free.html

 

What's new with the Settings app in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Settings app received a lot of improvements with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and in this guide, we highlight them all.

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

 

Use of the internet and smartphones is no longer on the rise in America

https://qz.com/1407418/us-at-near-saturation-levels-for-smartphone-and-internet-use/

 

U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg ‘spy chip’ report

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/07/homeland-security-denies-bloomberg-spy-chip-report/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to upgrade your Mac with an SSD

https://macpaw.com/how-to/upgrade-mac-with-ssd]

 

Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/10/06/microsoft-windows-10-update-lost-data-upgrade-windows-7-windows-xp-free-upgrade/

 

How to view full network configuration on Windows 10

The Settings app conveniently shows all your network adapters configuration, so you don't need to use command lines on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-network-configuration-windows-10/

 

Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/05/latest-privacy-badger-eliminates-some-google-tracking/

 

Roaming Mantis Group Testing Coinhive Miner Redirects on iPhones

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/roaming-mantis-group-testing-coinhive-miner-redirects-on-iphones/

 

‘Smart TV kit’ bundling Google Home Mini and third-gen Chromecast leaks on Reddit

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/4/17938502/smart-tv-kit-google-home-mini-third-generation-chromecast

 

Mac and iOS apps stealing user data -- an enterprise take

Several Mac and iOS apps distributed via the App Store have been covertly stealing user data, opening a new front in the eternal enterprise security wars.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3304421/mobile-wireless/mac-and-ios-apps-stealing-user-data-an-enterprise-take.html

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