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Sat 11/03/2018 1435
Fri 11/02/2018 1434
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Tue 10/30/2018 1431
Mon 10/29/2018 1430
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Sat 1435 11/03/2018

 

If You Own An Echo, You Can Get Your First Four Months of Amazon Music Unlimited For Free

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/if-you-own-an-echo-you-can-get-your-first-four-months-1830181721?ks=streamshare&ks=nativestream

 

Top 13 Computer LifeHacks and Cool Tricks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y72sajIbjYQ&t=1037s

 

An Intro to Intra, the Android App for DNS Encryption

Alphabet's Jigsaw has released Intra, a free security app that aims to prevent government censorship.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/an-intro-to-intra-the-android-app-for-dns-encryption/d/d-id/1332965

 

Brave Beta is Now Available

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/176570/brave-beta-is-now-available?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--av4CiwKo0w47wmBFYoQ0gCJsy951znu1ILDzD4WlXmTKCULVJg54oEeUWDuiXpEpmqHXi96ieDPDkLWmqUECItQDwIQ&_hsmi=66285571

 

How To Get a Refund from the Apple App Store or iTunes

https://www.techjunkie.com/refund-apple-store-itunes/

 

Learn Where Every Penny of Your Taxes Go With This Site

https://lifehacker.com/learn-where-every-penny-of-your-taxes-go-with-this-site-1830201711

 

The 3 Best Password Managers for iOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-password-manager-for-ios/

 

Apple, hear me out: iPad XR

C'mon, Apple, shut up and take my money.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/01/apple-build-me-an-ipad-xr-please/?yptr=yahoo

 

6 Tips to Fix Slow Boot Times in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-slow-boot-issues/

 

UBS: Apple Watch Demand Has Only Just Begun

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ubs-apple-watch-demand-only-110649758.html

 

List of Shortcuts to Directly Open Pages in Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html

 

Arch Linux

An optimized, streamlined and rolling-release Linux distribution that follows the KISS principle

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Arch-Linux-864.shtml

 

How to Report a Problem or Send Feedback About Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/368667/how-to-report-a-problem-or-send-feedback-about-windows-10/

 

An Overview of Socket Programming for Computer Networking

https://www.lifewire.com/socket-programming-for-computer-networking-4056385

 

[Windows 10 Fix] Newly Installed Programs won’t Show in Start Menu Search

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-fix-newly-installed-programs-wont-show-in-start-menu-search/

 

For Many Americans, Facebook Use Hasn't Changed Much

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363741/for-many-americans-facebook-use-hasnt-changed-much?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

100,000-Plus Home Routers Hijacked in Campaign to Steal Banking Credentials

The GhostDNS campaign, which has been mainly targeting consumers in Brazil, has exploded in scope since August.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/100000-plus-home-routers-hijacked-in-campaign-to-steal-banking-credentials/d/d-id/1332946

 

Now Microsoft Will Kill Skype 7 in November

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/176499/now-microsoft-will-kill-skype-7-in-november?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--av4CiwKo0w47wmBFYoQ0gCJsy951znu1ILDzD4WlXmTKCULVJg54oEeUWDuiXpEpmqHXi96ieDPDkLWmqUECItQDwIQ&_hsmi=66285571

 

How To Stop Apps Opening on Startup on your Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/stop-apps-opening-startup-mac/

 

Use Daylight Saving Time as a Reminder For Important Home Maintenance Tasks

https://lifehacker.com/use-daylight-savings-time-as-a-reminder-for-important-h-1830201246

 

AMD vs. Intel CPUs: Which One’s for You in 2018?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/amd-vs-intel-cpus/

 

Amazon lets Prime members choose a weekly delivery day

With Amazon Day, customers can have their weeks' orders delivered on one day.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/02/amazon-prime-members-choose-weekly-delivery-day/?yptr=yahoo

 

5 Ways to Make Your Linux Desktop Look Fantastic

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-desktop-look-fantastic/

 

The iPhone 5 is now considered 'vintage' by Apple 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-5-now-considered-apos-172014968.html

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-create-recovery-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.10 with LXDE Desktop on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Computer

RaspEX developer Arne Exton released a new version of his RaspEX Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices based on the recently released Ubuntu 18.10 operating system.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-run-ubuntu-18-10-with-lxde-desktop-on-your-raspberry-pi-3-computer-523414.shtml

 

How to Use Microsoft Word’s Built-In Screenshot Tool

https://www.howtogeek.com/369365/how-to-use-microsoft-words-built-in-screenshot-tool-2/

 

VPN's: IPSec vs. SSL

Which technology is right for you?

https://www.lifewire.com/vpns-ipsec-vs-ssl-2486720

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Remove “My People” Button and Pinned Contacts from Taskbar

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-remove-my-people-button-and-pinned-contacts-from-taskbar/

 

Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363669/trend-micro-sorry-our-mac-apps-collected-browser-histories?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

When Facebook Gets Hacked, Everyone Gets Hacked

Facebook's attackers may have gained access to several third-party apps and websites via Facebook Login.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/when-facebook-gets-hacked-everyone-gets-hacked/d/d-id/1332953

 

Beneath A Surface – The Inside Story of How Microsoft Built the Billion-Dollar Brand

https://www.thurrott.com/brad/176209/beneath-a-surface-the-inside-story-of-how-microsoft-built-the-billion-dollar-brand?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ZGEqIdd9u6Auc2K4NpHyESnj48MD7NKP15YvTDeZqvrZiC9kYBfMXDGk2FRgFBqY_a8eDoqRnzmrCxpH4D5LFCKr0pw&_hsmi=66213108

 

How to Install Fusion on Kodi

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

 

How to Turn Waze Into the Ultimate Navigation App

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-waze-into-the-ultimate-navigation-app-1740833171

 

How Solid State Drives Works

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-solid-state-drive-work/

 

11 Cool Websites Everyone Should Know!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTnE8-wXhlE&t=239s

 

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Huawei Phones If You Care About Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/huawei-phones-privacy/

 

How $70 made my 7-year-old MacBook feel new

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/70-made-7-year-old-macbook-feel-new-143020854.html

 

How to Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5831-boot-uefi-firmware-settings-inside-windows-10-a.html

 

Collabora Continues to Improves Support for Chromebooks in Linux Kernel 4.19

https://news.softpedia.com/news/collabora-continues-to-improves-support-for-chromebooks-in-linux-kernel-4-19-523416.shtml

 

Microsoft Makes 60,000 Patents Open-Source to Aid the Linux Community

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-makes-60000-patents-open-source-to-aid-the-linux-community/

 

Top 20 Internet Terms for Beginners

https://www.lifewire.com/top-internet-terms-for-beginners-2483381

 

[Windows 10 Fix] Apps Icons are Missing in Start Menu after Installing Feature Update

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-fix-apps-icons-are-missing-in-start-menu-after-installing-feature-update/

 

Facebook Seeks to Defend Political Candidates From Hacking Threats

The company's new pilot security program is designed for the candidates and any staff members associated with their political campaigns. Once the person enrolls, the company will start monitoring their accounts for potential hacking threats.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363811/facebook-seeks-to-defend-political-candidates-from-hacking-t?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Hacker 'AlfabetoVirtual' Pleads Guilty to NYC Comptroller, West Point Website Defacements

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/-hacker-alfabetovirtual-pleads-guilty-to-nyc-comptroller-west-point-website-defacements/d/d-id/1332952

 

Sticky Notes 3 is Now Rolling Out on Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/176232/sticky-notes-3-is-now-rolling-out-on-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ZGEqIdd9u6Auc2K4NpHyESnj48MD7NKP15YvTDeZqvrZiC9kYBfMXDGk2FRgFBqY_a8eDoqRnzmrCxpH4D5LFCKr0pw&_hsmi=66213108

 

How to Password Protect a Zip file in MacOS

https://www.techjunkie.com/password-protect-zip-macos/

 

The Most Common Voting Scams—and How to Get Around Them

https://lifehacker.com/the-most-common-voter-suppression-scams-1830095243

 

What Makes a Computer Fast?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-makes-computer-fast/

 

Waze App Review and Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qbR5_UjVPA&t=7s

 

The 8 Best Noise-Canceling Headphones for Audiophiles

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-noise-canceling-headphones/

 

The new iPad Pro is almost as fast as one of Apple's $2,800 laptops — but it only costs $800 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ipad-pro-almost-fast-one-142007225.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Syncing Other Windows Settings in Sync Your Settings on a Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117908-enable-disable-syncing-other-windows-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

Ubuntu MATE 18.10 Released for GPD Pocket PCs, Raspberry Pi Images Coming Soon

Ubuntu MATE lead developer and maintainer Martin Wimpress announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 18.10 as part of Canonical's Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system series.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-mate-18-10-released-for-gpd-pocket-pcs-raspberry-pi-images-coming-soon-523384.shtml

 

Toilet Paper Has a Pulse, According to Fitness Trackers

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/toilet-paper-has-a-pulse-according-to-fitness-trackers/

 

Best Ways to Reset a Home Network Router

https://www.lifewire.com/resetting-a-home-network-router-818061

 

[Fix] No Internet Access After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-no-internet-access-after-installing-feature-update-in-windows-10/

 

Chrome to Support Fingerprint Scans on Android, Mac

Google's beta release for Chrome 70 adds support for the fingerprint sensors on Android devices and Touch ID on macOS, which will let website developers use biometrics for account sign-ins.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363770/chrome-to-support-fingerprint-scans-on-android-mac?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

California Enacts First-in-Nation IoT Security Law

The new law requires some form of authentication for most connected devices.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/california-enacts-first-in-nation-iot-security-law/d/d-id/1332934

 

Consumer Reports Recommends Surface Again … But Not Surface Go

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/176446/consumer-reports-recommends-surface-again-but-not-surface-go?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_qneV_XTybCIh-ID6IOMO6lhXdtMpuhbn4HQndeP18r0MJLmbfOZ6pIyKcSONmqWB8ACxWVKqg7aM7LE8H0EbKsQ4PkA&_hsmi=66252432

 

Waze app how-to: Tips and tricks for ditching Google Maps

It's time to master all of Waze's traffic navigation features. We give you eight tips for using the Google-owned Waze app for a richer travel experience.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3217349/mobile/waze-app-how-to-tips-and-tricks.html

 

Flickr Is Going to Delete a Bunch of Photos—Back Up Yours Now

https://gizmodo.com/flickr-is-going-to-delete-a-bunch-of-photos-back-up-you-1830177165

 

Walmart Sues Synchrony for $800 Million as Card Split Sours

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmart-sues-synchrony-800-million-115645127.html

 

2018 flagship phones cost over $1,000, but Samsung’s about to release a new phone for under $100

https://bgr.com/2018/11/02/iphone-xr-vs-xs-max-vs-galaxy-note-9-nah-100-phone

 

How does Waze work?

https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6078702?hl=en

 

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How To Tell if Someone Checked your Location on Snapchat

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

 

5 Dirt Cheap Desktop Computers for Students

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheap-desktop-computers/

 

How to Manage Your Files in iOS with the Files App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-files-ios-files-app/

 

Most Home Routers Are Full of Vulnerabilities

More than 80% of surveyed routers had, on average, 172 security vulnerabilities, new research shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/network-and-perimeter-security/most-home-routers-are-full-of-vulnerabilities/d/d-id/1332987

 

Yes, Chinese Piracy Has Lost Microsoft a Lot of Windows Revenue. But the Story Isn't So Simple

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/yes-chinese-piracy-lost-microsoft-123104842.html

 

Our Editors Pick the Best Audible Books

These tech-centric audiobooks will keep you entertained anywhere you can listen. And you can hear a few for free if you sign up for Audible Gold as a new customer.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/364422/our-editors-pick-the-best-audible-books?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to fix mouse stuttering on Windows 10

This simple configuration will stop stuttering, lag, freezes, and other problems when using a Bluetooth mouse on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-mouse-stuttering-windows-10/

 

[Fix] Windows Explorer Always Shows “Local Disk” as Drive Label / Name

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-explorer-always-shows-local-disk-as-drive-label-name/

 

There’s a new way to browse Netflix’s secret categories, and it’s awesome

https://bgr.com/2018/11/02/best-netflix-series-how-to-find-easier-secret-categories/

 

Microsoft Moves Away From Office Mobile

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/176613/microsoft-moves-away-from-office-mobile?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ql4PemVrehVYSDhYJjKzjI1InzjZa9Tzejps-uRuzwy7QSwFlASZjJ_3JsQL-BLkT9fPijey1SGL8UPwn9dBzYdxWWQ&_hsmi=66331546

 

What Does RAM Do and How Much Do You Need?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-does-ram-do/

 

What’s the Difference Between the Web and the Internet?

"Internet" and "web" are often used interchangeably, but technically they're very different things.

https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-the-web-and-the-internet/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8gKnzUMtpdfbL

 

Roam the internet securely with Microsoft Edge's hidden browser

https://www.komando.com/tips/491735/roam-the-internet-securely-with-microsoft-edges-hidden-browser

 

What Google Clips Is and How You Can Use It

The surprisingly simple artificially intelligent camera is kind of cool

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-the-google-clips-camera-4154201

 

Pocket’s Updated Listening Feature Effectively Turns Web Pages into Podcasts

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/pocket-can-now-read-articles-to-you-turning-web-pages-into-podcasts/

 

Robolinux LXDE

An official and freely distributed edition of Robolinux, using the LXDE desktop environment

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/Robolinux-LXDE-103691.shtml

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

The 7 Best Sites to Find Free InDesign Templates: Books, Flyers, Magazines, and More

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-indesign-templates/

 

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

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

 

Successful Scammers Call After Lunch

Analysis of 20,000 voice phishing, or vishing, calls reveals patterns in how social engineers operate and how targets respond.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/successful-scammers-call-after-lunch/d/d-id/1332984

 

A Key Detail of Apple's 2019 iPhones May Have Just Been Confirmed

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/key-detail-apple-apos-2019-114500110.html

 

How to Protect Your Front Door Deliveries

Don’t let those pesky porch pirates take your Amazon deliveries. Prevent package theft and improve your outdoor security with these tech gadgets and services

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/363825/how-to-protect-your-front-door-deliveries?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Windows 10 build 18267 (19H1) releases with new features

The next release of Windows 10 (version 1903) will include new a new feature to enhanced searches across all folders and drivers.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-18267-19h1/

 

[Tip] Reset or Repair Microsoft Edge Web Browser in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-reset-or-repair-microsoft-edge-web-browser-in-windows-10/

 

SanDisk’s Ultra 128GB microSD card is now under $23, its lowest price ever

https://bgr.com/2018/11/01/sandisks-128gb-microsd-card-sale-new-low-price/

 

Hands-On with macOS Mojave

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/mac-and-macos/177865/hands-on-with-macos-mojave?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9ql4PemVrehVYSDhYJjKzjI1InzjZa9Tzejps-uRuzwy7QSwFlASZjJ_3JsQL-BLkT9fPijey1SGL8UPwn9dBzYdxWWQ&_hsmi=66331546

 

How To Post & Upload Photos and Videos to Instagram from Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/post-instagram-from-mac/

 

What’s an “Internal Server Error” and How Do I Fix It?

An "Internal Server Error" happens within the web server attempting to show you an HTML page. It's typically a server-side problem out of your control.

https://askleo.com/whats_an_internal_server_error_and_how_do_i_fix_it/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8gKnzUMtpdfbL

 

Microsoft is giving away ebooks - get yours now

https://www.komando.com/downloads/493455/microsoft-is-giving-away-ebooks-get-yours-now

 

How to Connect Your Android Device to Wi-Fi

Use Wi-Fi on your Android to stream videos, browse the web, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/connecting-android-device-to-wifi-577618

 

HTG Explains: How Does a CPU Actually Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/367931/htg-explains-how-does-a-cpu-actually-work/

 

Robolinux

A Debian-based Linux operating system that allows users to run all Windows software programs

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Robolinux-102332.shtml

 

How to Automatically Lock Windows 10 PC with your Phone

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/118323-automatically-lock-windows-10-pc-your-phone.html

 

The 6 Most Popular Email Providers Other Than Gmail and Yahoo

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-popular-free-email-providers-online-gmail-yahoo/

 

How to Copy Files to and from Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-copy-files-tofrom-your-iphone/

 

For $14.71, You Can Buy A Passport Scan on the Dark Web

That's the average price of a digital passport scan, and it goes up with proof of identification, a new study finds.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/for-$1471-you-can-buy-a-passport-scan-on-the-dark-web/d/d-id/1332970

 

World's first foldable smartphone unveiled

https://www.yahoo.com/news/world-apos-first-foldable-smartphone-170237147.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

How to Overclock Your Intel CPU

Looking to overclock your CPU? We can show you how to increase your processing power and speed up your machine using an Intel Core processor.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/364294/how-to-overclock-your-intel-cpu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Twitter removes thousands of accounts that tried to dissuade Democrats from voting

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/twitter-removes-accounts-discourage-voters-midterms/?yptr=yahoo

 

Guide to Fix All Kind of Network and Internet Connections Problems in Windows

https://www.askvg.com/guide-to-fix-all-kind-of-network-and-internet-connections-problems-in-windows/

 

Study shows the T-Mobile ONE plan really is as good as T-Mobile says

https://bgr.com/2018/11/01/t-mobile-one-plan-includes-1550-extras/

 

Hands-On with the HP Spectre Folio

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/183327/hands-on-with-the-hp-spectre-folio?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8RmLZL3ZFTmRha3YfuAeknstxVg8YoMijrQ29SYOIE-DhUySEpNPBTKn_4z2TuHeURO6FZlF0e_KpWgwiVEq2nEZsmIg&_hsmi=66363240

 

Tiling Window Managers and Why You Should Use One

https://www.techjunkie.com/tiling-window-managers/

 

What are the Pros and Cons of Web-based Email Over Desktop Email?

Web-based and downloaded email both have significant advantages and disadvantages. Which is right for you depends on many things.

https://askleo.com/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-web-based-email-over-desktop-email/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8gKnzUMtpdfbL

 

A great source of free audiobooks

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

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Your Android Phone or Tablet

Save an Image of Your Android Screen for Troubleshooting or Other 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-android-phone-or-tablet-2377913

 

Have Alexa Tuck You in at Night with These Alexa Routine Actions

https://www.howtogeek.com/369096/have-alexa-tuck-you-in-at-night-with-these-alexa-routine-actions/

 

4MLinux

The main edition of the 4MLinux operating system, a minimal distro for system rescue tasks

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/4MLinux-94400.shtml

 

Windows 10: Hyper-V Quick Create - Setup Ubuntu Linux virtual machine 

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/118110-hyper-v-quick-create-setup-ubuntu-linux-virtual-machine.html

 

Write Better on Your Mac With These 9 Apps and Tricks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/write-better-mac-apps-tricks/

 

How to Get Google’s Best Features on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-googles-best-features-on-iphone/

 

GDPR Report Card: Some Early Gains but More Work Ahead

US companies paid the most, to date, to meet the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, according to a recent study, but UK companies made greater progress in achieving compliance goals.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/gdpr-report-card-some-early-gains-but-more-work-ahead/a/d-id/1332955

 

How Snap can finally break through to users over 34

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/snap-can-finally-break-users-34-133452914.html

 

The Need for Speed Drives VPN Sales

VPN services are more popular than ever—with good reason. But reasons for buying specific VPNs vary among privacy-conscious consumers.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364432/the-need-for-speed-drives-vpn-sales?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

GM is getting into the electric bike business

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/gm-is-getting-into-the-electric-bike-business/?yptr=yahoo

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Restrict Windows Update from Using Internet Connection Bandwidth

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-restrict-windows-update-from-using-internet-connection-bandwidth/

 

New details about the unreleased Galaxy F leak, but is it a foldable phone?

https://bgr.com/2018/11/01/galaxy-f-release-date-nears-specs-leak-for-foldable-phone-candidate/

 

Google Chrome Extensions Are About to Get More Secure

https://www.thurrott.com/google/183405/google-chrome-extensions-are-about-to-get-more-secure?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8RmLZL3ZFTmRha3YfuAeknstxVg8YoMijrQ29SYOIE-DhUySEpNPBTKn_4z2TuHeURO6FZlF0e_KpWgwiVEq2nEZsmIg&_hsmi=66363240

 

How to recover corrupted files in Windows 10 and Linux

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-recover-corrupted-files-in-windows-10-and-linux/

 

Apple will throttle last year's iPhones after all

It previously said the 2017 iPhones would be safe from throttling due to upgraded hardware.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/01/apple-iphone-x-battery-throttling/?yptr=yahoo

 

The best web browser you haven't tried yet

https://www.komando.com/downloads/417964/the-best-web-browser-you-havent-tried-yet

 

Tasker: What It Is & How to Use It

Tasker can make your Android phone a lot smarter

https://www.lifewire.com/tasker-4153417

 

How to Set up FaceTime on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/368804/how-to-set-up-facetime-on-your-mac/

 

Antergos

he perfect operating system for your PC and laptop, based on the Arch Linux distro

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Cinnarch-89242.shtml

 

How to Repair System Files with SFC Command in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-run-sfc-command-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Start Making Your Own Bullet Journal Templates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-bullet-journal-templates/

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Thur 1433 11/01/2018

Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45589004

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Enable Hidden “Diagnostics” Options on “About:Flags” Page in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-enable-hidden-diagnostics-options-on-about-flags-page-in-microsoft-edge/

 

7 of the Best Android Screen-Recording Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-screen-recording-apps/

 

Microsoft Fixes Privilege Escalation 0Day Under Active Attack

This month's Patch Tuesday includes 49 patches, two of which are ranked Critical, and two security advisories.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/microsoft-fixes-privilege-escalation-0day-under-active-attack/d/d-id/1332993

 

Protect Your Online Information: 5 Steps You Can Take Right Now

https://www.lifewire.com/protect-your-online-information-4115928

 

Now the EU is Investigating Amazon Too

https://www.thurrott.com/amazon/175522/now-the-eu-is-investigating-amazon-too?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9GKNE-lwzasbgghwaOn4oN5LbmvLkIiDhNBFygigEX7jPul6lUVnzscEOEWS-6uCHkxSSWOkGgfftC0BbAowGzMtQ3Sw&_hsmi=66076182

 

OSMC (formerly RaspBMC)

An Open Source and free Debian-based Linux distribution that brings XBMC to Raspberry Pi

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/RaspBMC-103115.shtml

 

How to create a strong password

https://blog.avast.com/strong-password-ideas?et_cid=169670&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news091

 

US Dept of State says attack on email system exposed employees’ personal data

ONLY 11% OF AGENCY DEVICES HAVE HAD MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION ROLLED OUT TO THEM.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/us-dept-of-state-says-attack-on-email-system-exposed-employees-personal-data/

 

HTG Explains: What is Port Scanning?

https://www.howtogeek.com/369506/htg-explains-what-is-port-scanning/

 

It’s Now Legal to Hack DRM On Your Devices to Fix Them

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/279575-its-now-legal-to-hack-drm-on-your-devices-to-fix-them?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

New Sunglasses Make PC, TV Screens Invisible

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10424/new-sunglasses-make-pc-tv-screens-invisible

 

MICROSOFT TO IMPLEMENT GOOGLE’S SOLUTION TO SPEED UP WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903

The next version of Windows 10 (coming in 2019) will be faster, thanks to new approach to mitigate the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-version-1903-19h1-retpoline/

 

How to Repair Windows 10 Image using DISM

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7808-use-dism-repair-windows-10-image.html

 

9 Extensions That Turn Google Chrome Into a Multitasking Machine

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-chrome-multitasking-extensions/

 

Protect Your Browsing With DNS Over TLS

https://www.techjunkie.com/dns-over-tls/

 

7 clever ways hackers are stealing keyless cars

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/495924/7-clever-ways-hackers-are-stealing-keyless-cars

 

The Best Password Managers of 2018

Still using your kid's birthday as your universal password? You're heading toward trouble. With a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen of the best password managers to help you choose.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

[Tip] User Color Filters in Windows 10 for Improved Visibility

https://www.askvg.com/tip-user-color-filters-in-windows-10-for-improved-visibility/

 

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

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

 

DoD Weapon Systems Contain Security Vulnerabilities

GAO report outlines challenges for the US Department of Defense to handle security flaws in weapon systems.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/dod-weapon-systems-contain-security-vulnerabilities/d/d-id/1332990

 

Are You Getting the Internet Speed You're Promised?

Lots of factors contribute to the speed of an internet connection

https://www.lifewire.com/is-your-internet-speed-as-good-as-promised-4007146

 

Tip: Harman Kardon Invoke is Just $50 at Best Buy

https://www.thurrott.com/smart-home/175613/tip-harman-kardon-invoke-is-just-50-at-best-buy?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9GKNE-lwzasbgghwaOn4oN5LbmvLkIiDhNBFygigEX7jPul6lUVnzscEOEWS-6uCHkxSSWOkGgfftC0BbAowGzMtQ3Sw&_hsmi=66076182

 

ArcoLinux

A free and open-source GNU/Linux distribution based on the famous ArchLinux operating system

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/ArcoLinux-103807.shtml

 

Instagram has been #hacked

https://blog.avast.com/hackers-attack-instagram?et_cid=169670&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news091

 

“Peekaboo” zero-day lets hackers view and alter surveillance camera footage

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/peekaboo-zero-day-lets-hackers-view-alter-surveillance-camera-footage/#new_tab

 

How to Fix Your PC’s Sound if Windows Update Just Broke It

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-fix-your-pcs-sound-if-windows-update-just-broke-it/

 

Google Is Making Android Security Updates Mandatory

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/279495-google-is-making-android-security-updates-mandatory?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google Cracks Down On Browser Scams

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10425/google-cracks-down-browser-scams

 

How to delete pending updates on Windows 10

Use these steps to clear pending updates about to install on your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/delete-pending-updates-windows-10/

 

How to Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3548-enable-disable-disk-write-protection-windows.html

 

5 Ways to Transfer Files From One Computer to Another

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-transfer-files-from-one-computer-to-another/

 

How To Sign Up for Instagram on your Mac or Windows PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/sign-up-instagram-on-pc/

 

9 million webcams wide open to attack, see if yours is on the list

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/497628/9-million-webcams-could-be-hacked

 

GPU-Z Can Now Detect Fake Nvidia Graphics Cards

The chances of you purchasing a fake Nvidia graphics card remain quite small, but then there's always a cheap card on eBay that's very tempting. Is it real? Now you can tell using this free utility.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364439/gpu-z-can-now-detect-fake-nvidia-graphics-cards?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

[Fix] Windows 10 Automatically Deleting Thumbnails Cache

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-automatically-deleting-thumbnails-cache/

 

How the Anubis Android Malware Steals Money from Users

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

 

New Domains: A Wide-Open Playing Field for Cybercrime

As bad actors increasingly exploit new domains for financial gain and other nefarious purposes, security teams need to employ policies and practices to neutralize the threat in real time. Here's why and how.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/new-domains-a-wide-open-playing-field-for-cybercrime/a/d-id/1332935

 

Types of Network Connections

https://www.lifewire.com/types-of-network-connections-4059835

 

Google Brings its Emergency Location Service to Android in the U.S.

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/175610/google-brings-its-emergency-location-service-to-android-in-the-u-s?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9A0zbil5zhJ_FVIOtwu-2tz9VwWR6vug2aOcFJJJOjz6JQWz509qOsi3A4YcaW-dRg3qtylJ68LQMwoRYUHiC5lIS3_w&_hsmi=66105573

 

Snort

A lightweight intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system for GNU/Linux systems

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Security/Snort-4458.shtml

 

The Essential Guide for Mac Security

https://blog.avast.com/essential-guide-to-mac-security?et_cid=169670&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news091

 

"Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook"

https://infopackets.tradepub.com/free/w_make138/?p=w_make138

 

How to Find Out if You Were Affected by the Recent Facebook Hack

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-find-out-if-you-were-affected-by-the-recent-facebook-hack/

 

Apple May Have Blocked GrayKey Phone Hacker in iOS 12 Update

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/279553-apple-may-have-blocked-graykey-phone-hacker-in-ios-12-update?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple's new iPhones suggest the time is right for 'Surface Andromeda'

Apple's new iPhones, with powerful processors, evolving AI, advanced machine learning, and more, suggest the time is right for Microsoft's 'Surface Andromeda.'

https://www.windowscentral.com/apples-powerful-new-iphones-show-microsoft-time-right-surface-andromeda

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903 LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS TO UNINSTALL INBOX APPS

The next version of Windows 10 will allow to get rid of more inbox apps that you probably don't use.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-uninstall-apps/

 

How to Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64869-automatically-create-system-restore-point-schedule-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Manage Multiple Browsing Sessions in Google Chrome

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/manage-browsing-sessions-google-chrome/

 

Service Battery Warnings on a MacBook – What To Do When You See

https://www.techjunkie.com/service-battery-warnings-macbook/

 

New Social Security phone scams are so convincing they might even fool you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/500712/new-social-security-phone-scams-are-so-convincing-they-might-even-fool-you

 

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News

https://www.geek.com/tech/ai-as-fact-checker-algorithm-identifies-fake-news-1754452/

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Pin Websites to Start Menu or Taskbar Using Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-pin-websites-to-start-menu-or-taskbar-using-microsoft-edge/

 

Best Pedometer and Step Counter Apps for iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-pedometer-step-counter-apps-iphone/

 

Lessons Learned from the Facebook Breach: Why Logic Errors Are So Hard to Catch

By ensuring that each layer of protection scours an application for unintended uses, you can find the flaws before the bad guys do.

https://www.darkreading.com/network-and-perimeter-security/lessons-learned-from-the-facebook-breach-why-logic-errors-are-so-hard-to-catch-/a/d-id/1332985

 

Understanding Broadband Internet Speeds

https://www.lifewire.com/broadband-internet-speeds-explained-437202

 

Samsung’s New Galaxy Phone Has a Triple Camera Setup

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/175629/samsungs-new-galaxy-phone-has-a-triple-camera-setup?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9A0zbil5zhJ_FVIOtwu-2tz9VwWR6vug2aOcFJJJOjz6JQWz509qOsi3A4YcaW-dRg3qtylJ68LQMwoRYUHiC5lIS3_w&_hsmi=66105573

 

Raspbian

A free Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimized for Raspberry Pi

The makers of the Mirai IoT-hijacking botnet are sentenced

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Raspbian-89289.shtml

 

The makers of the Mirai IoT-hijacking botnet are sentenced

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/mirai-iot-hijacking-botnet-sentenced/#new_tab

 

The Secret You Need to Know About Ebooks

https://landing.bookbub.com/secret-you-need-to-know-about-ebooks/?source=liveintent_bt_2018_us&li_pub_id=28877

 

Never Forget to Turn off the Curling Iron Again by Using a Smart Plug

https://www.howtogeek.com/369428/never-forget-to-turn-off-the-curling-iron-again-with-a-smart-plug/

 

Harassed or stalked online? Follow these 5 steps

https://www.the-parallax.com/2018/07/27/how-stop-harasser-stalker-online-5-steps/?et_cid=169670&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q3_bojj_news091

 

Microsoft's 'tech intensity' is all about assimilating companies into its cloud

Microsoft's goal to make Azure the world's computer needs the support of everyone and every business everywhere. That's where the company's new buzzword 'tech intensity' comes in.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-noble-tech-intensity-push-really-about-building-its-global-cloud-computer

 

What Is Cryptojacking? How Websites Secretly Use Your CPU to Mine Cryptocurrencies

https://blocksdecoded.com/what-is-cryptojacking/

 

How to Add or Remove Protected Folders for Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/87858-add-protected-folders-controlled-folder-access-windows-10-a.html

 

Tweak and Improve Your Phone With These 7 Useful Android Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-apps-small-tweaks/

 

Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A VPN To Access Your Network From Anywhere

https://www.techjunkie.com/raspberry-pi-vpn-access-network/

 

3 online companies are top phishing favorites

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/500448/3-online-companies-remain-as-top-phishing-favorites

 

Plex Review

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/363528/plex?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19#?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

[Tip] Automatically Free Up Disk Space in Windows 10

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

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Wed 1432 10/31/2018

Apple pulls WatchOS 5.1 update after it bricked some Apple Watches

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/31/apple-pulls-watchos-5-1-update/?yptr=yahoo

 

Winaero Tweaker

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Winaero-Tweaker.shtml

 

Google Adds New Identity, Security Tools to Cloud Platform

A wave of cloud news includes new tools for identity and access management and policies for stronger controls on cloud resources.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/google-adds-new-identity-security-tools-to-cloud-platform/d/d-id/1333017

 

Hands On With the New, Tiny Palm Phone

Palm is back, with a tiny new phone that only works in association with another Verizon smartphone. What?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364363/hands-on-with-the-new-tiny-palm-phone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Restore Classic Paint App in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/70188-restore-paint-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Change Your Account Picture in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/369556/how-to-change-your-account-picture-in-windows-10/

 

8 of the Best Android Apps Not on the Google Play Store

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-apps-not-google-play/

 

Next Major Windows 10 Update Will Let You Uninstall Most Built-in Apps

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/279110-next-major-windows-10-update-will-let-you-uninstall-many-built-in-apps?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple's pricey new iPhones like the XS and XS Max highlight Tim Cook's shift in strategy

The company is focused less on making every aspect of its products perfect, and more on keeping profits and revenue growing.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/apple-s-pricey-new-iphones-xs-xs-max-highlight-tim-ncna926346

 

[Tips] Things To Do When Computer Hangs or Freezes

https://www.askvg.com/tips-things-to-do-when-computer-hangs-or-freezes/

 

New Wi-Fi attack can crack your passwords

https://blog.avast.com/new-wi-fi-attack-can-crack-your-passwords

 

How to use battery saver on Windows 10

You can use battery saver to extend battery life on your device, and here's how you can use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/battery-saver-windows-10/

 

Firefox Download Bug Could Crash Windows

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10419/firefox-download-bug-could-crash-windows

 

Back Up Your Email Using Thunderbird

Using a desktop email program to back up your email is a very good way to avoid potential data loss. I'll show you how to backup your email easily, using Outlook.com and Thunderbird as my examples.

https://askleo.com/back-email-using-thunderbird/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JW_rgrjCxpdfbL

 

Mac vs. Windows: Which Should You Buy?

https://www.techjunkie.com/pc-vs-mac/

 

iPhones may have an unfixable flaw

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498003/iphones-may-have-an-unfixable-flaw

 

How to Copy and Paste on Android

https://www.lifewire.com/copy-and-paste-on-android-4163590

 

F-Secure Online Scanner

Scans computers for infected files using Cloud-based technology and eliminates any found threats, without requiring installation or special experience

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/F-Secure-Online-Scanner.shtml

 

One-Third of US Adults Hit with Identity Theft

That's double the global average and more than three times the rate of French and German adults.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/one-third-of-us-adults-hit-with-identity-theft/d/d-id/1333016

 

Online Data Protection 101: Don't Let Big Tech Get Rich Off Your Info

More of your data is available for the taking than you might imagine. Here's a primer on the best products for securing your digital privacy and tips for taking back control of your info.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/364153/online-data-protection-101-dont-let-big-tech-get-rich-off?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Restore Default Location of Your Personal Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23504-restore-default-location-personal-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

External Mic Support is Coming to Google Pixel Cameras This Week, Here’s Why That’s Awesome

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/external-mic-support-is-coming-to-google-pixel-cameras-this-week-heres-why-thats-awesome/

 

How to Watch YouTube in Incognito Mode and Prevent Data Collection

https://www.maketecheasier.com/watch-youtube-incognito-mode/

 

Micron to Buy Intel’s 3D XPoint Fab, Expects No Change to Optane Roadmap

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/279361-micron-to-buy-intels-3d-xpoint-fab-expects-no-change-to-optane-roadmap?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

By the time you finish this article, 400K Americans were probably robocalled

Robo-dialers are busier than ever. Here’s how we got to this point.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/robocall-epidemic-2018-how-bad-robocalls-are-what-you-can-n921206

 

[Windows Tip] Master List of All Commands to Use Command Prompt Like a Pro

https://www.askvg.com/windows-tip-master-list-of-all-commands-to-use-command-prompt-like-a-pro/

 

Traveler Protection Guide — how to stay safe away from home

https://blog.avast.com/traveler-protection-guide-how-to-stay-safe-away-from-home

 

GOOGLE CHROME 70 RELEASES WITH WEB APPS SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS 10

Google pushes a new update for its Chrome browser adding support for Progressive Web Apps, biometric authentication, new video codec, and more.

https://pureinfotech.com/google-chrome-70-pwa-windows-10/

 

Report: Google Maps For Pedestrians 'Not Safe Enough'

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10421/report-google-maps-pedestrians-not-safe-enough

 

Five Reasons I Went All-in with Dropbox

Knowing how you use online storage will help you choose the correct provider with the correct set of features at an appropriate price.

https://askleo.com/five-reasons-i-went-all-in-with-dropbox/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JW_rgrjCxpdfbL

 

How To Zoom in on Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-zoom-in-mac/

 

10 incredibly useful ways to use a USB drive you didn't know

https://www.komando.com/tips/438907/10-incredibly-useful-ways-to-use-a-usb-drive-you-didnt-know

 

Android 101: A New User's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Android

https://www.lifewire.com/change-android-settings-4135692

 

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall

A basic inbound and outbound firewall application that provides you with an extra security layer for your computer, blocking unauthorized access

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Firewall/ZoneAlarm-Free.shtml

 

Russian Hacking Groups Intersect in Recent Cyberattacks

Two different hacking teams best known as Turla and Fancy Bear employed the same stealthy attack method in an unusual overlap of hacking activity.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/russian-hacking-groups-intersect-in-recent-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1333012

 

Netflix and YouTube Make Up Over a Quarter of Global Internet Traffic

Netflix video streaming accounts for 15 percent of web traffic worldwide, according to a report from Sandvine. YouTube clocks in at 11.4 percent.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364353/netflix-and-youtube-make-up-over-a-quarter-of-global-interne?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Reset and Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/58569-rebuild-search-index-windows-10-a.html

 

How To Use A Mobile Headset Microphone With A Desktop PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/369296/how-to-use-a-mobile-headset-microphone-with-a-desktop-pc/

 

How to Change Your Phone Number on WhatsApp and What Happens After

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-whatsapp-phone-number/

 

Chrome OS 69 Brings New Look, Linux App Support

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/chrome-os/175433/chrome-os-69-brings-new-look-linux-app-support?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9aIH3Jk2RQwYUqcbEKBBXuzb2dO07GAYgBTYuaBq0qwNRGghTl9jRGwCjyyl3eFxv0RsVOWIrri-Nhuqu6rQdM6r3JLg&_hsmi=66043974

 

INTRODUCING THE RASPBERRY PI TV HAT

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-tv-hat/

 

[Problem] Windows 10 Hangs (Not Responding) For Few Minutes After Restart

https://www.askvg.com/problem-windows-10-hangs-not-responding-for-few-minutes-after-restart/

 

HOW TO Mirror Your iPhone to Chromecast!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVe8H-NH8LM&t=1s

 

Windows 10 build 18262 (19H1) releases with new features

An preview for Windows 10 version 1903 (build 18262) releases to testers with new features and improvements — Here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-18262-19h1/

 

Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Chrome Browser

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10413/microsoft-warns-users-not-install-chrome-browser

 

Do I Need to Update My BIOS Regularly?

Your system BIOS is software, but updating it regularly may not be appropriate. Updating it to fix a bug, of course, would be.

https://askleo.com/do-i-need-to-update-my-bios-regularly/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JW_rgrjCxpdfbL

 

Explore Your Network With Wireshark

https://www.techjunkie.com/explore-your-network-with-wireshark/

 

Roam the internet securely with Microsoft Edge's hidden browser

https://www.komando.com/tips/491735/roam-the-internet-securely-with-microsoft-edges-hidden-browser

 

How to Use the Quick Settings Menu on Android

https://www.lifewire.com/quick-settings-menu-android-4121299

 

HDCleaner Portable

Keep your computer working properly by regularly removing junk files, optimizing browser settings, and more using this portable app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Secure-cleaning/HDCleaner-Portable.shtml

 

Lesser Skilled Cybercriminals Adopt Nation-State Hacking Methods

The trend underscores the need for organizations of all sizes to be prepared to detect and respond to threats faster, CrowdStrike says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/lesser-skilled-cybercriminals-adopt-nation-state-hacking-methods/d/d-id/1332997

 

How to Use the New and Improved Windows 10 Clipboard

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update gives the clipboard feature greater power and flexibility, like the power to copy multiple items. Here's how to access and use it.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/364313/how-to-use-the-new-and-improved-windows-10-clipboard?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Change the Name of a User Profile Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-change-name-user-profile-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

The Most Common Online Errors (and How to Fix Them)

https://www.howtogeek.com/369598/the-most-common-online-errors-and-how-to-fix-them/

 

How to Stop Pop-ups on Android Devices

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

 

Microsoft Details Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 10 Version 1809

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/175139/microsoft-details-deprecated-and-removed-features-in-windows-10-version-1809?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_78nhPx9UhVsU-0IYtM3EEeDM8DLTFogeOgf-ohKZwFWvPpPB_fBXM-SkfHZYcjyY7isiFijUW9eh5KKQghN07VKy8BQ&_hsmi=66009771

 

DB Browser for SQLite

https://opensource.com/alternatives/access?sc_cid=701f2000000RRByAAO

 

List of Commands to Launch Specific Settings Page Directly in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/list-of-commands-to-launch-specific-settings-page-directly-in-windows-10/

 

SSD Life Expectancy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZNr7mS0iw&t=552s

 

Why the new MacBook Air isn’t ‘a bigger MacBook’

For Intel chips, cooling is everything.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/31/macbook-air-intel-processor-cooling/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google Remotely Changes Phone Settings

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10415/google-remotely-changes-phone-settings

 

No doubt about it: The new iPad Pro is a computer

https://www.fastcompany.com/90259568/no-doubt-about-it-the-new-ipad-pro-is-a-computer

 

How To Open RAR files on a Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/open-rar-mac/

 

5 security settings to turn on your router before it's too late

https://www.komando.com/columns/497439/5-security-settings-to-secure-your-router

 

Set Up Your New Android Smartphone in a Snap

Restore your apps, customize settings, and choose your accessories

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-your-new-android-smartphone-121664

 

ScummVM

Play retro point-and-click games using this intuitive emulator that supports DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, Apple II, 3DO and other platforms

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/ScummVM.shtml

 

How To Download Movies on Your Amazon Fire Tablet – October 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/download-movies-amazon-fire-tablet/

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[Opera Tip] Disable Personalized News Recommendations on Start Page

https://www.askvg.com/opera-tip-disable-personalized-news-recommendations-on-start-page/

 

Netduino 3 WiFi

https://makezine.com/product-review/netduino-3-wifi/

 

5 best LED bulbs that are worth the money

https://www.komando.com/tips/460503/best-led-bulbs

 

Enable or Disable Allow Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96103-allow-automatic-updates-over-metered-connections-windows-10-a.html

 

3 of the Best Firewall Apps for Android in 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-firewall-apps-android/

 

6 Security Trends for 2018/2019

Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, analyst Peter Firstbrook's list of trends is likely to inform executive committee conversations for the next 12 months.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/6-security-trends-for-2018-2019/d/d-id/1333043

 

Microsoft Releases Free Halloween Theme for Windows 10

Microsoft has released a new theme for Windows 10 users, and since the Halloween is just around the corner, this time the focus has been on pumpkins entirely.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-free-halloween-theme-for-windows-10-523399.shtml

 

Corrected Intel Benchmarks Are Much More Favorable to AMD

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/278822-corrected-intel-core-i9-benchmarks-are-much-more-favorable-to-amd-ryzen?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c..ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

How to Turn On and Use Bluetooth in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/367539/how-to-turn-on-and-use-bluetooth-in-windows-10/

 

Google Discover begins to replace the iconic search box on mobile

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/29/google-discover-mobile/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple Unveils New Macs and iPads: What You Need to Know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-unveils-macs-ipads-know-174800831.html

 

Bacar is a command line Backup and Sync tool for Windows

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/bacar-command-line-backup-sync-tool-windows

 

How To Speed Up Safari

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-safari/

 

What Is Wi-Fi 6? New Wi-Fi Names Explained

The Wi-Fi Alliance is renaming its Wi-Fi versions. Here's why 802.11n, ac, and ax are becoming Wi-Fi 4, 5, and 6 and what you'll see on routers and devices going forward.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364222/what-is-wi-fi-6?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Your Android Phone or Tablet

Save an Image of Your Android Screen for Troubleshooting or Other Purposes

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-android-phone-or-tablet-2377913

 

[Tip] Disable or Clear Timeline and Activity History in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-clear-timeline-and-activity-history-in-windows-10/

 

Download this to make your computer good as new!

https://www.komando.com/downloads/1320/download-this-to-make-your-computer-good-as-new

 

How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-move-users-folder-location-windows-10-a.html

 

Android Device Overheating? – Here’s How to Cool It Down

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-device-overheating/

 

Millions of Voter Records Found for Sale on the Dark Web

Voter registration databases from 19 US states are being hawked in an underground hacking forum, researchers say.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/millions-of-voter-records-found-for-sale-on-the-dark-web/d/d-id/1333041

 

Samsung Working on Laptop with Foldable Display

Samsung is ready to go all-in on foldable displays, and in addition to releasing a phone that features such technology, the company wants a future laptop to be based on the same idea as well.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/samsung-working-on-laptop-with-foldable-display-523405.shtml

 

Samsung Announces Galaxy A9 With 4 Rear Cameras

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/278733-samsung-announces-galaxy-a9-with-4-rear-cameras?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Microsoft Is Killing Skype Classic on November 1, and Here’s Why People Are Upset

https://www.howtogeek.com/369631/microsoft-is-killing-skype-classic-on-november-1-and-heres-why-people-are-upset/

 

Apple adds 60 more ‘Today at Apple’ sessions covering Pro tools, Siri Shortcuts, AR and more

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/30/apple-adds-60-more-today-at-apple-sessions-covering-pro-tools-siri-shortcuts-ar-and-more/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple spruces up Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-expected-unveil-ipads-facial-101246826.html

 

How to identify Windows Services delaying Shutdown or Startup

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/identify-windows-services-delaying-shutdown-startup

 

How To Adjust Video Quality on Netflix

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

 

Fitbit Data Ties 90-Year-Old Man to Murder

Video surveillance footage and data from the victim's wearable linked her stepfather to the homicide, according to the San Jose Police Department.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364225/fitbit-data-ties-90-year-old-man-to-murder?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Tasker: What It Is & How to Use It

Tasker can make your Android phone a lot smarter

https://www.lifewire.com/tasker-4153417

 

Too Much Confusion About So Many Windows 10 Versions

https://www.askvg.com/too-much-confusion-about-so-many-windows-10-versions/

 

Kim's Opinion: Google 500K data breach

https://www.komando.com/columns/496347/kims-opinion-google-500k-data-breach

 

How to Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77444-change-ipv4-ipv6-dns-server-address-windows.html

 

How to Disable and Customize Notifications in Android Oreo

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-customize-notifications-android-oreo/

 

4 Ways to Fight the Email Security Threat

It's time to reimagine employee training with fresh, more aggressive approaches that better treat email security as a fundamentally human problem.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/4-ways-to-fight-the-email-security-threat/a/d-id/1333022

 

Mozilla Firefox 63 Brings Support for Windows 10’s Dark Mode

https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-firefox-63-brings-support-for-windows-10-s-dark-mode-523398.shtml

 

The Next Wi-Fi Version Will Be Wi-Fi 6

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/278129-the-next-wi-fi-version-will-be-wi-fi-6?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Winamp 6 Might Maybe Possibly Not Be Vaporware and Could Arrive in 2019 (Potentially)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/winamp-6-might-maybe-possibly-not-be-vaporware-and-could-arrive-in-2019-potentially/

 

The special iPhone X wallpaper everyone loves is finally available for the iPhone XR

https://bgr.com/2018/10/30/iphone-xr-notch-wallpaper-free-download/

 

New iPad Pro starts at $799

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/ipad-pro-starts-799-150700263.html

 

How to hide Programs from Control Panel in Windows 10?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-programs-control-panel-windows-10

 

What To Do if AirPods Won’t Connect to your Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/airpods-wont-connect-to-mac/

 

How to Make Your Wired Speakers Wireless

You don't need to buy new speakers to go wireless. Follow these simple tips to affordably add Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to an existing speaker set so you can pair it with your phone or tablet and stream your favorite music.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/360740/how-to-make-your-wired-speakers-wireless?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Turn NFC Off on Androids

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-nfc-to-secure-your-android-smartphone-2532822

 

[Tip] How to Set or Change Security Questions for Your User Account in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-set-or-change-security-questions-for-your-user-account-in-windows-10/

 

[Tip] How to Set or Change Security Questions for Your User Account in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-set-or-change-security-questions-for-your-user-account-in-windows-10/

 

Is your laptop a filthy mess? Here’s how to clean it the right way

https://www.komando.com/tips/489518/is-your-laptop-or-tablet-a-filthy-mess-heres-how-to-clean-it-the-right-way

 

How Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6015-add-remove-folders-pc-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Access Hidden File Manager in Android Oreo

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-hidden-file-manager-android-oreo/

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-hidden-file-manager-android-oreo/

 

Most Malware Arrives Via Email

Watch out for messages with the word "invoice" in the subject line, too.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/most-malware-arrives-via-email/d/d-id/1333023

 

How to Completely Disable the Microphone in Windows 10 Version 1803

n the process of killing off the classic Control Panel, Microsoft is moving all configuration options to the Settings app, so it’s now easier to run a series of tasks.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-complete-disable-the-microphone-in-windows-10-version-1803-523380.shtml

 

How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation || Free online learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQJgon-48w&t=25s

 

Apple reveals all-new MacBook Air with Retina display and USB-C ports

https://bgr.com/2018/10/30/apple-reveals-all-new-macbook-air-with-retina-display-and-usb-c-ports/

 

The Best Photo Editing Apps For Making Your Phone Pictures Pop

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-photo-editing-apps-making-104700375/photo-p-took-working-professional-photographers-photo-105030360.html

 

Fix Windows Update Error 0x80072EE2

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-windows-update-error-0x80072ee2

 

How To Zoom Out on Mac and other Accessibility options

https://www.techjunkie.com/zoom-out-mac/

 

Tor Browser Arrives on Android

This alpha release promises to bring the same privacy protections found in the desktop version, but the Tor Project warns it may be buggy.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363610/tor-browser-arrives-on-android?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Introduction to Computer Network Speed

Understanding the factors that determine performance of a computer network

https://www.lifewire.com/computer-network-speed-818118

 

[Tip] How to Reset Forgotten User Account Password in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-reset-forgotten-user-account-password-in-windows-10/

 

Microsoft is giving away ebooks - get yours now

https://www.komando.com/downloads/493455/microsoft-is-giving-away-ebooks-get-yours-now

 

Walmart's homegrown gaming PCs are surprisingly good

Like, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti good.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/30/walmarts-homegrown-gaming-pcs-are-surprisingly-good/?yptr=yahoo

 

The Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers have been upgraded!

https://www.facebook.com/1coolthing/videos/974861872722568/

 

[Tips] Tweak Opera Web Browser Settings to Improve Your Privacy

https://www.askvg.com/tips-tweak-opera-web-browser-settings-to-improve-your-privacy/

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Python | Learn to Code and #changetheratio with Hackbright Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHHBdyMm14&t=114s

 

The following pieces of software for possible future presentations were Picasa (Google's retired photo editor that also handles video); Irfanview (photo & video viewer and converter); and Paint.net (photo & video editor).  All can be found on http://www.filepuma.com in the Video & Audio section (last three) free with no add-ons to worry about.

 

More info for what happened to Picasa and where Google will try to direct you to.

 

What's happening to Picasa, Picasa Web Albums, and the Picasa Web Albums API?

https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/6383491?hl=en

 

Moving On From Picasa

Google’s old picture-editing program has been retired, but other free desktop or browser-based programs might be able to fill the void.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/technology/personaltech/picasa-replace-photos.html

 

Picasa Web Albums Data API Deprecation

https://developers.google.com/picasa-web/

 

Introducing Picasa 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rskC6c_5L1M

 

Picasa Is Dead: Long Live Google Photos

https://www.lifewire.com/google-picasa-photo-3861996

 

Tool (for Google Photo, Picasa)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=larry.zou.colorfullife&hl=en_US

 

Still a Picasa holdout? How to make Google Photos work for you

https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/how-to-transfer-photos-from-picasa-to-google-photos/

 

Moving on from Picasa

https://googlephotos.blogspot.com/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html

 

How to transfer images and videos from Picasa to Google Photos

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-transfer-images-and-videos-from-picasa-to-google-photos

 

Google Is Killing Picasa Because Google Photos Is Way Better

https://gizmodo.com/google-is-killing-picasa-because-google-photos-is-way-b-1758769207

 

How to Use Picasa

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Picasa

 

Making the Google Picasa Storage Unavailable for Use in Image Galleries

https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/onyx/advanced-administration-guide-linux/customizing-the-functionality-of-presence-builder/making-the-google-picasa-storage-unavailable-for-use-in-image-galleries.72364/

 

Picasa 3 Photo Editor Review: Free and Easy

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-picasa,review-2619.html

 

Google Picasa 3.9 (available on http://www.filepuma.com)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/297812/google-picasa-3-9?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Google Photos Gallery with Shortcodes (some browser now restrict plug-ins)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-picasa-albums-viewer/

 

(for anyone interested in Paint.net, I published and article Sunday, Oct 7 2018, issue 1408)

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Charting 9 Years of GPU Market Shifts Between Intel, AMD, and Nvidia

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/276425-charting-9-years-of-gpu-market-shifts-between-intel-amd-and-nvidia?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Waze adds built-in audio player to spice up your commute

Pandora, TuneIn and others are available alongside Spotify.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/29/waze-beta-audio-player/?yptr=yahoo

 

The 512GB Samsung microSD card you’ve been waiting for is almost here

https://bgr.com/2018/10/29/samsung-512gb-microsd-card-for-galaxy-note-9-price-and-release-date/

 

A Cybersecurity Weak Link: Linux and IoT

Linux powers many of the IoT devices on which we've come to rely -- something that enterprises must address.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/a-cybersecurity-weak-link-linux-and-iot/a/d-id/1333007

 

How to Use Google DNS and OpenDNS on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-dns-opendns-android/

 

This Mac App Is Spyware That Collects Your Browser History

A popular paid app called Adware Doctor will store your browser history from Safari, Chrome, and Firefox into a zip file that is then uploaded to a server in China, according to security researchers.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363603/this-mac-app-is-spyware-that-collects-your-browser-history?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

The Best 5 Free & Affordable Alternatives to Quicken

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

 

How to Turn On or Off 'Recent Items' and 'Frequent Places' in Jump Lists in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3469-turn-off-recent-items-frequent-places-windows-10-a.html

 

[Tip] How to Manage Startup Apps and Programs in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-manage-startup-apps-in-windows-10/

 

Here's How Much Smartphone Data Americans Are Using -- and Why It Matters to Wireless Carriers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-much-smartphone-data-americans-190200975.html

 

Half of US mobile traffic will be scam calls by 2019

https://betanews.com/2018/09/12/mobile-scam-calls/

 

iOS 12.1 arrives tomorrow with Group FaceTime and camera improvements

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/29/ios-12-1-arrives-tomorrow-with-group-facetime-and-camera-improvements/?yptr=yahoo

 

Chrome vs Edge vs Firefox: Is Microsoft's browser really faster?

Do Microsoft's claims that Edge is faster and safer than the competition stand up?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-vs-edge-vs-firefox-is-microsofts-browser-really-faster/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Files copied from ZIP file might not have been copied or moved

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/files-copied-from-zip-file-not-copied-or-moved

 

Security Updates Are Even Breaking Your Printer (On Purpose)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/security-updates-are-even-breaking-your-printer-on-purpose/

 

8 ways to protect yourself from a medical data breach

https://www.komando.com/tips/491780/how-to-protect-yourself-from-a-medical-data-breach

 

How to Take a Video on a Chromebook

Capture the action in a few simple steps

https://www.lifewire.com/take-a-video-on-a-chromebook-4173352

 

Voice Fill for Firefox

Speak to Google, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo search engines instead of typing using this Mozilla experiment that also shows partial matches

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Voice-Fill-for-Firefox.shtml

 

NC Water Utility Fights Post-Hurricane Ransomware

North Carolina's Onslow Water and Sewer Authority was hit with an advanced attack in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/nc-water-utility-fights-post-hurricane-ransomware/d/d-id/1333049

 

How to Make Your Android Phone’s Battery Last Longer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-android-battery-life/

 

Acer Spin 3 (With Amazon Alexa)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/363322/acer-spin-3-with-amazon-alexa?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How To Install IPTV on Kodi

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Show Frequent Top Sites in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119290-turn-off-show-frequent-top-sites-microsoft-edge-windows-10-a.html

 

[Fix] HomeGroup Feature Missing in Windows 10, How to Share Files and Printers?

https://www.askvg.com/fix-homegroup-feature-missing-in-windows-10-how-to-share-files-and-printers/

 

IBM buys software company Redhat

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ibm-buys-software-company-redhat-092238498.html

 

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-cyber/cyber-attacks-cost-german-industry-almost-50-billion-study-idUSKCN1LT12T

 

What the newly revised copyright law lets (and doesn’t let) you do with your gadgets

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/29/what-the-newly-revised-copyright-law-lets-and-doesnt-let-you-do-with-your-gadgets/?yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft Office is more dangerous than you think: Docs deliver 45% of all malware

Malicious Microsoft Office attachments are more common than malicious batch scripts and PowerShell scripts, according to Cofense. Here's how to protect your business.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-office-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think-doc-deliver-45-of-all-malware/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Fix We can’t reach this page error in Microsoft Edge

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-cant-reach-page-error-microsoft-edge

 

Here’s How Mouse and Keyboard Support Will Work on the Xbox One

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/heres-how-mouse-and-keyboard-support-will-work-on-the-xbox-one/

 

Weird News: Russian hacker is taking over routers for good reasons

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498321/weird-news-russian-hacker-is-taking-over-routers-for-good-reasons

 

How to Block Text Messages on Android or iPhone

Shut down annoying texts on iPhone and Android Phones

https://www.lifewire.com/block-text-messages-every-phone-and-carrier-4172380

 

Brave

Make your Internet surfing sessions more enjoyable by avoiding annoying ads and intrusive trackers using this appealing and intuitive browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Brave.shtml

 

6 Reasons Why Employees Violate Security Policies

Get into their heads to find out why they're flouting your corporate cybersecurity rules.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/privacy/6-reasons-why-employees-violate-security-policies/d/d-id/1333046

 

How to Send Large Files from Your Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-large-files-from-android/

 

Think AI Is Too Scary? This Expert Wants to Calm Your Fears

Dr. Yolanda Gil, the new president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), explains why we need to design AI systems that have and encourage 'ethical and responsible behaviors.'

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362811/think-ai-is-too-scary-this-expert-wants-to-calm-your-fears?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How To Watch Movies on Kodi

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

 

How to Add Presentation Settings to Desktop Context Menu in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119282-add-presentation-settings-desktop-context-menu-windows.html

 

[Windows 10 Tip] How to Use Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) in Microsoft Edge

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-how-to-use-windows-defender-application-guard-wdag-in-microsoft-edge/

 

An EU copyright bill could force YouTube-style filtering across the Web

Wednesday's vote by the EU parliament has big stakes for the Internet's future.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/an-eu-copyright-bill-could-force-youtube-style-filtering-across-the-web/

 

Phished credentials caused twice as many breaches than malware in the past year

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/09/13/phished-credentials/

 

Google looks to AI interactions and cats to power its latest AR feature

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/29/google-looks-to-ai-interactions-and-cats-to-power-its-latest-ar-feature/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to connect synced tabs in Firefox

Jack Wallen shows you how to automatically sync your Firefox mobile tabs with your Firefox desktop browser.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-synced-tabs-in-firefox/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to configure Microsoft Outlook to close a Message after replying

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/configure-outlook-to-close-a-message-reply

 

Sony Fixes Crashing PS4s, Here’s How to Fix Yours

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/sony-fixes-crashing-ps4s-here%E2%80%99s-how-to-fix-yours/

 

Alert: Scams tricking users spreading on App Store

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498399/alert-scams-tricking-users-spreading-on-app-store

 

How to Get Rid of an Android Virus From Your Phone

Learn how to tell if your phone has a virus - and what you can do about it

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-remove-virus-android-4174261

 

Fort

File encryption shell extension that makes it easier for you to secure all your important documents and other types of files by assigning them a password

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Fort-Rosvall.shtml

 

Spies Among Us: Tracking, IoT & the Truly Inside Threat

In today's ultra-connected world, it's important for users to understand how to safeguard security while browsing the web and using electronic devices.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/spies-among-us-tracking-iot-and-the-truly-inside-threat/a/d-id/1333015

 

How to Enable and Use Picture-in-Picture Mode in Android Oreo

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-picture-in-picture-mode-android-oreo/

 

Basic Wearables Are Out, Replaced by Smartwatches

Wearable shipments in mature markets declined 6.3 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2018 as demand for 'basic wristbands' dropped, according to IDC.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363539/basic-wearables-are-out-replaced-by-smartwatches?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How To Run Android APK Files on a Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/run-apk-files-mac/

 

How to Add or Remove Create a New Video context menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/119154-add-remove-create-new-video-context-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Let Windows 10 Automatically Fix Blurry Apps Problem

https://www.askvg.com/let-windows-10-automatically-fix-blurry-apps-problem/

 

Security Awareness Training Platform (KMSAT) Change Log

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/

 

Understanding Russian Information Operations

https://www.afcea.org/content/understanding-russian-information-operations

 

Far-right social network Gab goes offline after GoDaddy tells it to find another domain registrar

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/28/far-right-social-network-gab-goes-offline-after-godaddy-tells-it-to-find-another-domain-registrar/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to control Android Pie alarms and sound

Jack Wallen shows you how to gain control over your sound options in Android Pie.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-control-android-pie-alarms-and-sound/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to fix NVIDIA Control Panel not opening on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/nvidia-control-panel-not-opening

 

How to Remove Old User Account Pictures in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/369601/how-to-remove-old-user-account-pictures-in-windows-10/

 

5 awesome widgets that will make your Android amazing

https://www.komando.com/tips/495267/5-awesome-widgets-that-will-make-your-android-amazing

 

How to Close Apps on Android

Freeing the extra load

https://www.lifewire.com/close-apps-on-android-4164116

 

HiJackThis Fork

Thoroughly scan your operating system and detect changes made by spyware, malware or adware to vulnerable areas using this application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/HiJackThis-Fork.shtml

 

Mobile Attack Rates Up 24% Globally, 44% in US

One-third of all fraud targets are mobile, a growing source of all digital transactions.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/mobile-attack-rates-up-24--globally-44--in-us/d/d-id/1332798

 

What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Apple iPhone XR

https://www.barrons.com/articles/apple-iphone-xr-reviews-1540728000?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Red teaming starts with research.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2018-08-30.html

 

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5 out of 6 routers at risk

https://blog.avast.com/wi-fi-routers-at-risk?et_cid=179996&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q4_bojj_news103

 

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/17/five-security-settings-in-ios-12-you-should-change-right-now/

 

How to Create Your Own Successful Podcast

Podcasts are getting a lot of popular attention lately. Maybe you have an idea for the next big hit. Use our guide to find your voice, create your podcast, and get it heard.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362620/how-to-create-your-own-successful-podcast?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

The Evolution Of "Friendly Name" Spoofing During Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-evolution-of-friendly-name-spoofing-during-phishing-attacks

 

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

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

 

The Best Android Apps for Chromebook

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

 

Apple iPhone XS review: 

A notch above the iPhone X

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/apple-iphone-xs-review/

 

[Tip] How to Reset or Terminate an App in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-reset-or-terminate-an-app-in-windows-10/

 

How to automatically adjust Video visibility in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/automatically-adjust-video-visibility-windows-10

 

PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3310239/microsoft-office/powerpoint-2016-cheat-sheet.html

 

WSJ Report: Facebook Breach the Work of Spammers, Not Nation-State Actors

A report by the Wall Street Journal points finger at group that is known to Facebook Security.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/wsj-report-facebook-breach-the-work-of-spammers-not-nation-state-actors/d/d-id/1333079?ngAction=register#

 

Bristol Airport says it did not pay any ransom to recover from cyber attack

UK'S NINTH-BUSIEST AIRPORT RESORTED TO WHITEBOARDS TO SHARE FLIGHT INFORMATION.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/bristol-airport-says-it-did-not-pay-any-ransom-to-recover-from-cyber-attack/

 

A third-party app can use Grindr to expose your exact location

It can also extract your profile data, including your photo.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/15/grindr-location-info

 

AppCheck

Real-time, context-aware protection against ransomware wrapped in a user-friendly interface, featuring alerts and advanced tools

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Antivirus---Antispyware/AppCheck-Anti-Ransomware.shtml

 

10 Sites and Games to Teach Kids Typing the Fun Way

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sites-teach-kids-typing-fun/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.html

 

Why Do Websites Make You Log In So Much?

https://www.howtogeek.com/369935/why-do-websites-make-you-log-in-so-much/

 

How to Use the Quick Settings Menu on Android

https://www.lifewire.com/quick-settings-menu-android-4121299

 

Hurricanes like Michael may become the new normal

https://www.komando.com/tips/498099/hurricanes-like-michael-may-become-the-new-normal

 

Be Careful With Free VPNs: Your Data Might Be Going to Advertisers

Free VPNs usually come with a catch. But reading the privacy policy of your provider can help you understand whether you're data will be shared with advertisers and to what extent.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362831/be-careful-with-free-vpns-your-data-might-be-going-to-adver?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Phishing warning: One in every one hundred emails is now a hacking attempt

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-warning-one-in-every-one-hundred-emails-is-now-a-hacking-attempt

 

How To Keep a Windows Always on Top in Mac OSX

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

 

How to Block Websites on Android without Rooting Your Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-websites-android/

 

What is a smart display and do you need one?

The Google Home Hub, the Amazon Echo Show and the Facebook Portal are popularizing a relatively new category of tech. What are these devices and how do they fit into your home?

https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-a-smart-display-and-do-you-need-one/

 

[Tip] How to Use Focus Assist Feature in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-use-focus-assist-feature-in-windows-10/

 

How to use Compressor Tool in VLC Media Player on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/compressor-tool-in-vlc

 

What the heck is it with Windows updates?

Lately, it’s been difficult to update Windows systems without running into some showstopping bugs. WTH is going on?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3312796/microsoft-windows/what-the-heck-is-it-with-windows-updates.html

 

New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols

Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/new-security-woes-for-popular-iot-protocols/d/d-id/1333069

 

Another wave of sextortion emails

AS EMAIL BLACKMAILERS MAKE BIG WINNINGS, OTHERS ARE TRYING TO CASH IN ON THE CRAZE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/another-wave-of-sextortion-emails/

 

Latest Chrome OS update includes a redesigned tablet interface

The new design isn't just for the Pixel Slate.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/26/chrome-os-70-touch-revamp/?yptr=yahoo

 

MacType

Replace the default Windows font rendering algorithm with a macOS or Linux style rasterizer and make fonts smoother, with this extensively customizable application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Font-Utils/FlyingSnow-MacType.shtml

 

The 7 Best Brain Exercise Games for Android and iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/exercise-brain-free-mobile-games/

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

How to Install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-install-progressive-web-apps-pwas-in-chrome/

 

Set Up Your New Android Smartphone in a Snap

Restore your apps, customize settings, and choose your accessories

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-your-new-android-smartphone-121664

 

Update this browser now for important malware and hacker protection tools

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498600/update-this-browser-now-for-important-malware-and-hacker-protection-tools

 

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own voice.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/362506/how-to-customize-waze-record-your-own-voice-for-navigation/3?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

[ALERT] CEO Fraud Escalates. Bad Guys Now Go After Employee Personal Address And Phone Number

https://blog.knowbe4.com/alert-ceo-fraud-escalates.-bad-guys-now-go-after-employee-personal-address-and-phone-number

 

How To Uninstall Programs on a Mac

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

 

5 of the Best Password Managers for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-password-managers-android/

 

iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression

We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xr-hands-on-colorful-phones-great-first-impression/

 

[Fix] Print Pictures Wizard Not Opening or Working in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-print-pictures-wizard-not-opening-or-working-in-windows/

 

How to fix Surface Book Dock issues & problems

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-surface-book-dock-issues

 

35 million voter records from 19 states found for sale on Dark Web

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/35-million-voter-records-from-19-states-found-for-sale-on-dark-web/

 

Inside the Dark Web's 'Help Wanted' Ads

How cybercriminals recruit everyone from car drivers to corporate insiders and pay them according to the risk they assume.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/inside-the-dark-webs-help-wanted-ads/d/d-id/1333066

 

How to turn on Alexa's whisper mode so your Amazon Echo doesn't wake up the whole house

  - The Amazon Echo has a new whisper mode for Alexa.

  - When it's active, Alexa will respond quietly if you whisper to it.

  - It's convenient if you're in a room where people are sleeping, or if you want to have a private chat with the machine.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/27/how-to-turn-on-amazon-alexas-whisper-mode.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

 

Viber for Windows

Conveniently place phone calls and send SMS messages for free to smartphones running popular operating systems, by using WiFi or 3G

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Other-Chat-Tools/Viber.shtml

 

How to Build DIY AI Projects Using Google TensorFlow and Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-tensorflow-raspberry-pi/

 

List of Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

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

 

How to Stop Chrome From Automatically Signing You Into the Browser

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-stop-chrome-from-automatically-signing-you-into-the-browser/

 

What Google Clips Is and How You Can Use It

The surprisingly simple artificially intelligent camera is kind of cool

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-the-google-clips-camera-4154201

 

Apple XR: Is the new low-cost iPhone worth the money?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498588/apple-xr-is-the-new-low-cost-iphone-worth-the-money

 

Feds Indict Hackers for Stealing 15 Million Payment Card Numbers

Federal investigators indicted three Ukranian nationals who were allegedly part of the Carbanak gang, a hacking syndicate responsible for stealing payment card records across the US.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362857/feds-indict-hackers-for-stealing-15-million-payment-card-num?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

SCAM OF THE WEEK: "The Boss Needs iTunes Gift Cards For Customers... NOW"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-the-boss-needs-itunes-gift-cards-for-customers...-now

 

The Best Free Webcam Recorders to use in 2018

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

 

How to Easily Batch Uninstall Apps on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/batch-uninstall-apps-android/

 

How to crash and restart an iPhone with a CSS-based web attack

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/how-to-crash-and-restart-an-iphone-with-a-css-based-web-attack-20333.html#new_tab

 

[Windows 10 Secret Tip] Open Programs as Administrator Using RUN Dialog Box

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-secret-tip-open-programs-as-administrator-using-run-dialog-box/

 

How to fix USB-C problems on your Windows 10 computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-usb-c-problems-windows-10-computer

 

States of Security

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/states-of-security/

 

3 Years After Attacks on Ukraine Power Grid, BlackEnergy Successor Poses Growing Threat

In what could be a precursor to future attacks, GreyEnergy is targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/3-years-after-attacks-on-ukraine-power-grid-blackenergy-successor-poses-growing-threat/d/d-id/1333062

 

AT&T shutting down streaming service that targeted film buffs

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/26/at-t-shutting-down-streaming-service-that-targeted.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Apple releases new Iphone XR

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-releases-iphone-xr-164204284.html

 

WinReducer EX-100

Easily create your own customized Microsoft Windows 10 bootable image containing exactly the applications and the settings you need

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/WinReducer-10-0.shtml

 

4 Ways to Factory Reset Your Windows Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-factory-reset-windows-computer/

 

How to Move Your Downloads Folder Location in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74949-move-location-downloads-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

Google Maps Will Soon Show Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/google-maps-will-soon-show-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/

 

How to Connect Your Android Device to Wi-Fi

Use Wi-Fi on your Android to stream videos, browse the web, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/connecting-android-device-to-wifi-577618

 

Deepfake videos have new tech you need to know about

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/498645/deepfake-videos-have-new-tech-you-need-to-know-about

 

Should Your Business Build a Mobile App or a Mobile Website?

MDG Advertising's latest info breaks down where any business looking for a mobile presence should focus their money. The answer probably won't please budget-conscious entrepreneurs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362845/should-your-business-build-a-mobile-app-or-a-mobile-website?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to recover from a health care data breach

https://www.the-parallax.com/2018/09/19/recover-health-care-data-breach/?et_cid=179996&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q4_bojj_news103

 

Random Password Generator

https://www.avast.com/random-password-generator?et_cid=179996&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q4_bojj_news103

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