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Sat 12/01/2018 1463
Fri 11/30/2018 1462
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Wed 11/28/2018 1460
Tue 11/27/2018 1459
Mon 11/26/2018 1458
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Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo

https://qz.com/1480657/apple-music-is-coming-to-the-amazon-echo-in-december/?yptr=yahoo

 

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=3

 

Mirai Evolves From IoT Devices to Linux Servers

Netscout says it has observed at least one dozen Mirai variants attempting to exploit a recently disclosed flaw in Hadoop YARN on Intel servers.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/mirai-evolves-from-iot-devices-to-linux-servers/d/d-id/1333329

 

Using the Finder on Your Mac

Make the Best Use of the Finder

https://www.lifewire.com/use-mac-finder-2260739

 

Sophos Mobile Security for Android

https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-mobile-security-free-edition.aspx

 

Good News! 5 Places to Read or Hear Positive and Uplifting News

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/good-news-read-hear-positive-uplifting-news/

 

How to View Pictures as a Slide Show in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/41244-view-slide-show-pictures-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple Increases Compensation for Giving Back Old iPhone

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/apple-increases-compensation-giving-back-172907145.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/u-s-secret-service-warns-id-thieves-are-abusing-uspss-mail-scanning-service/

 

Mobile Rotexy Malware Touts Ransomware, Banking Trojan Functions

https://threatpost.com/mobile-rotexy-malware-touts-ransomware-banking-trojan-functions/139350

 

Amazon is inserting sponsored products into baby registries

And they’re almost indistinguishable from items added by parents.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/amazon-inserting-sponsored-products-baby-registries/?yptr=yahoo

 

The Best 1440p Gaming Monitors

https://www.reviewgeek.com/6586/the-best-1440p-gaming-monitors/

 

Online shopping made easy (and safe!)

https://blog.avast.com/7-tips-for-the-online-shopper?et_cid=190423&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q4_bojj_news112

 

Apple Watch Series 4: A review

You'll like it a lot, so long as you understand that Apple Watch is designed to be something you don’t pay much attention to.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3314537/mobile-wireless/apple-watch-series-4-a-review.html

 

MacBook keyboard and trackpad not working? Try these troubleshooting tips

https://macpaw.com/how-to/keyboard-trackpad-not-working

 

How to Change the Size of Text in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/370055/how-to-change-the-size-of-text-in-windows-10/

 

12 reasons to use Alexa in the kitchen

Especially during the holiday season, Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is your best friend in the kitchen.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-alexa-in-the-kitchen/

 

Radionomy plans to release a completely new Winamp version next year

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/16/radionomy-plans-to-release-a-completely-new-winamp-version-next-year/

 

Google Chrome to Warn You About Shady Subscription Pages

Google says 'millions' of Chrome users encounter these shady pages every month. 'The page ahead may try to charge you money,' the warning will read. 'These charges could be one-time or recurring and may not be obvious.'

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364892/google-chrome-to-warn-you-about-shady-subscription-pages?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

Amazon Low-Key Reveals Breach of Some Customer Data

'Technical error' exposed names and email addresses.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/amazon-low-key-reveals-breach-of-some-customer-data/d/d-id/1333327

 

Format a Mac's Drive Using Disk Utility (OS X El Capitan or Later)

https://www.lifewire.com/format-mac-drive-using-disk-utility-os-x-el-capitan-later-2260751

 

Iranian hackers charged in the US for SamSam ransomware attacks

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/28/iranian-hackers-charged-in-the-us-for-samsam-ransomware-attacks/

 

7 Scams to Watch Out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-scams-watch-black-friday-cyber-monday/

 

Keyboard Shortcuts for Sticky Notes in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120334-sticky-notes-keyboard-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft's redesigned Office icons signal big changes for the tech giant

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsofts-redesigned-office-icons-signal-big-changes-tech-giant-171004075.html

 

Busting SIM Swappers and SIM Swap Myths

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/busting-sim-swappers-and-sim-swap-myths/

 

ThreatList: Google Play Nine Times Safer Than Third-Party App Stores

https://threatpost.com/threatlist-google-play-nine-times-safer-than-third-party-app-stores/138964/

 

Google's fast Bluetooth pairing feature works across multiple devices

The update is rolling out on Android and will come to Chromebooks next year.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/27/google-android-chromebook-fast-pair-bluetooth-sync/?yptr=yahoo

 

The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices For Home Users

https://www.reviewgeek.com/6989/the-best-nas-network-attached-storage-devices-for-home-users/

 

iPhone and iPad protection at last

https://blog.avast.com/free-mobile-security-for-iphones-ipad?et_cid=190423&et_rid=99890972&mailing=con_oo_pc_paac_sec_all_2018_q4_bojj_news112

 

7 reasons iOS 12 adoption matters to you

Apple’s iOS 12 is already installed on over 50 percent of actively-used iPhones and iPads: This is why it matters:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3313556/mobile-wireless/7-reasons-ios-12-adoption-matters-to-you.html

 

Mac undelete: how to recover deleted files on Mac

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

 

How to Change the Subject Line of a Reply in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/369952/how-to-change-the-subject-line-of-a-reply-in-gmail/

 

Find out if your old Apple devices qualify for repair

Know the difference between vintage and obsolete.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/find-out-if-your-old-apple-devices-qualify-for-repair/

 

AutoPowerOptionsOK: save energy when the Windows PC is idle

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/16/autopoweroptionsok-save-energy-when-the-windows-pc-is-idle/

 

The Best VPNs for Netflix

VPNs are excellent for security, but Netflix does its best to block customers who use VPNs. Here are the best VPNs that play nice (for now) with Netflix.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/354393/the-best-vpns-for-netflix?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

To Stockpile or Not to Stockpile Zero-Days?

As the debate rages on, there is still no simple answer to the question of whether the government should stockpile or publicly disclose zero-day vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/to-stockpile-or-not-to-stockpile-zero-days-/a/d-id/1333302

 

Partition a Drive with OS X El Capitan's Disk Utility

https://www.lifewire.com/partition-mac-drive-using-disk-utility-os-x-el-capitan-later-2260752

 

Uber Fined for Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uber-fined-for-covering-up-2016-data-breach/

 

How to Run Linux on Android Devices

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-linux-on-android/

 

How to Optimize Battery Life on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120228-optimize-battery-life-windows-10-pc.html

 

Google finally lets iPhones use its cell phone service

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-finally-lets-iphones-use-cell-phone-service-203450757.html

 

Who’s In Your Online Shopping Cart?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/whos-in-your-online-shopping-cart/

 

[Tip] Customize and Control CCleaner Automatic Updates Settings

https://www.askvg.com/tip-customize-and-control-ccleaner-automatic-updates-settings/

 

DJI’s stabilized Osmo Pocket camera costs $349

It’s available for preorder now.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/dji-osmo-pocket-camera-costs-349/?yptr=yahoo

 

The discounted $26 Wyze Cam has features you won’t even find in a $200 Nest Cam

https://bgr.com/2018/11/28/home-security-camera-deals-better-than-nest/

 

NanoPi M4 : RK3399 SBC with 4 x USB 3.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knS854Taz-E

 

7+ ways to get more done faster on your Mac

Get more done. Get it done faster. These Mac tips should make your more efficient than before.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3311863/apple-mac/7-ways-to-get-more-done-faster-on-your-mac.html

 

How to right click on a Mac mouse or trackpad

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

 

Watch Free TV and Movies Online With These 6 Obscure Sites

https://www.howtogeek.com/365564/watch-free-tv-and-movies-online-with-these-6-obscure-sites/

 

Dual-SIM and eSIM on Apple's 2018 iPhones: Everything you need to know

The new Dual SIM Dual Standby feature could be a game-changer -- if Apple can work through some hitches.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dual-sim-and-esim-on-apples-2018-iphones-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

Update Manager for Windows wumgr Review

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/15/update-manager-windows-wumgr/

 

Do I Need a VPN at Home?

VPNs are great for securing your connection when you're using public Wi-Fi, but they can also be put to work in your home.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/364072/do-i-need-a-vpn-at-home?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

Threat Attribution: Misunderstood & Abused

Despite its many pitfalls, threat attribution remains an important part of any incident response plan. Here's why.

https://www.darkreading.com/partner-perspectives/malwarebytes/threat-attribution-misunderstood-and-abused/a/d-id/1327915

 

Using Finder Views on Your Mac

Four Finder views, and all of them worth a bit of investigating

https://www.lifewire.com/use-finder-views-on-mac-2260734

 

New BEC Scams Take Advantage of the California Wildfires

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-bec-scams-take-advantage-of-the-california-wildfires/

 

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Phone Plugged in Overnight

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/phone-plugged-overnight/

 

How to Enable AHCI in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22631-enable-ahci-windows-8-windows-10-after-installation.html

 

ModSecurity and nginx

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/modsecurity-and-nginx

 

Best Buy is launching daily doorbusters in December (but is keeping them under wraps)

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2018/11/30/best-buy-is-launching-daily-doorbusters-in.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

[Software Update] CCleaner 5.50 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/ccleaner-freeware-system-optimization-and-privacy-tool/

 

Samsung's 860 QVO brings multi-terabyte SSDs down to Earth

New flash technology means you'll pay $150 for a 1TB drive.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/samsung-860-qvo-ssd/?yptr=yahoo

 

SanDisk still has all-time low Cyber Week pricing on every Ultra microSD card

https://bgr.com/2018/11/28/cyber-week-deals-2018-sandisk-microsd-cards/

 

Odroid HC1 & HC2 NAS SBCs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtHzhtkxIc8

 

12 Siri Shortcuts to make you more productive

A short collection of Siri Shortcuts for iOS 12, iPhone, and iPad that may make you more productive

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3310203/mobile-wireless/12-siri-shortcuts-to-make-you-more-productive.html

 

The beginner's guide to iCloud Photo Sharing

https://macpaw.com/how-to/icloud-photo-sharing

 

App Stores Can’t Protect You From Apps Abusing Your Data

https://www.howtogeek.com/365562/app-stores-cant-protect-you-from-apps-abusing-your-data/

 

iOS 12: What's new for FaceTime and Messages

Get ready to either have a lot of fun or get really annoyed.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/whats-new-for-messages-and-facetime-in-ios-12/

 

Windows 7 to Linux: Preparations

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/17/windows-7-to-linux-preparations/

 

Microsoft Office Was Hackers' Favorite App Target This Year

According to Kaspersky Labs' IT Threat Evolution Report, an old Microsoft Office vulnerability made it a prime target for cyber attacks. Office exploits made up almost half of the attacks Kaspersky stopped in Q1 2018.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364734/microsoft-office-was-hackers-favorite-app-target-this-year?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

Let’s Talk About AT&T’s Massive Debt Load

https://www.barrons.com/articles/at-t-stockholders-and-bondholders-should-both-support-debt-reduction-1543402800?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

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21 Terrifying Cyber Crime Statistics

It may not be a nice topic to talk about, but it is essential that the world is aware of the terrifying cyber crime statistics in 2018.

https://www.vpngeeks.com/21-terrifying-cyber-crime-statistics-in-2018/

 

Apple's iPhone XR is company's best-selling model, executive says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-iphone-xr-companys-best-215116213.html

 

How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 5)

Some of the many useful utilities on Apple's iPad Pro that help you get more things done than you knew was possible

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3321659/mobile-wireless/how-to-use-your-ipad-pro-to-replace-your-laptop-part-5.html

 

Chrome 70 Has Picture-in-Picture Now, Here’s How It Works

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/chrome-70-has-picture-in-picture-now-here%E2%80%99s-how-it-works/

 

How to Run Blue Screen Error (BSOD) Troubleshooter in Windows 10

The Blue Screen troubleshooter is no longer available starting with Windows 10 version 1809.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/62704-run-bsod-error-troubleshooter-windows-10-a.html

 

12 Simple Things You Can Do to Be More Secure Online

Follow these easy tips to protect the security of your devices, your data, your internet traffic, and your identity.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/360806/12-simple-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-secure-online?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

How To Format a CD-R or CD-RW in Windows

https://www.techjunkie.com/format-cd-windows/

 

How to Calibrate an iPhone Battery in 6 Easy Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/calibrate-iphone-battery/

 

FBI Sinkholes $38M Global Ad Fraud Operation

https://threatpost.com/fbi-sinkholes-38m-global-ad-fraud-operation/139444/

 

Another Microsoft MFA Outage Affects Multiple Services

Once again, multifactor authentication issues have caused login problems for users across Office 365 and Azure, among other services.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/another-microsoft-mfa-outage-affects-multiple-services/d/d-id/1333346

 

May 2018 Issue: Privacy

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/may-2018-issue-privacy

 

Powerful Malware Removal

https://www.hitmanpro.com/en-us/hmp.aspx

 

iPad Pro: 9 gestures you need to know

The new iPad Pro lacks a home button, which means gestures are the key to getting around your new tablet.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ipad-pro-gestures-you-need-to-know/

 

Got a virus on your Mac? Here’s how to remove it

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

 

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-multiple-dropbox-accounts-windows/

 

Add font display issues to the growing number of Windows 10 version 1809 issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/24/add-font-display-issues-to-the-growing-number-of-windows-10-version-1809-issues/

 

How to Change Mac User Account and Home Directory Name

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

 

Meet Your New Phone Company: Google Fi Service Launches on iPhones, Most Android Devices

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/meet-phone-company-google-fi-173802273.html

 

Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry

'We are seeing industry-wide adoption of iOS at thousands of retailers, from neighborhood boutiques to many of the best-known retailers in the world,' says Apple CFO Luca Maestri.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3318637/mobile-wireless/apples-little-ios-is-rapidly-changing-the-retail-industry.html

 

Security Updates Are Even Breaking Your Printer (On Purpose)

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

 

How to Restore Missing Default Power Plans in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/110372-restore-missing-default-power-plans-windows-10-a.html

 

FCC to Carriers: Adopt Anti-Robocall System by 2019 or Else

To help stop the robocalls, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is urging phone carriers to adopt an authentication system that can differentiate between legit phone calls and spoofed ones.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364829/fcc-to-carriers-adopt-anti-robocall-system-by-2019-or-else?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

How To Speed Up Windows 10 – The Ultimate Guide

https://www.techjunkie.com/speed-up-windows-10/

 

3 Impressive Google Docs Scripts to Automate Your Documents

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-docs-scripts-automate/

 

The Nature of Mass Exploitation Campaigns

https://threatpost.com/the-nature-of-mass-exploitation-campaigns/139428/

 

Buckle Up: A Closer Look at Airline Security Breaches

Cyberattacks on airports and airlines are often unrelated to passenger safety - but that's no reason to dismiss them, experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/buckle-up-a-closer-look-at-airline-security-breaches/d/d-id/1333336

 

Simple Cloud Hardening

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/simple-cloud-hardening

 

Cybercriminal techniques – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/22/cybercriminal-techniques-sophoslabs-2019-threat-report/

 

Getting to know Face ID on the iPad Pro

Unlocking the iPad Pro with your face is kind of like living in the future.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/getting-to-know-face-id-on-the-ipad-pro/

 

Popular Mac viruses, malware and security flaws

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

 

5 of the Best Alternatives for Stock Android Apps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stock-android-apps-alternatives/

 

Windows 10 version 1809 plagued by another data loss issue

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/20/windows-10-version-1809-plagued-by-another-data-loss-issue/

 

How to Manage Do Not Track Settings in Mac OS X

https://www.lifewire.com/manage-do-not-track-setting-in-os-x-446304

 

Taiwan’s TSMC Could Be About to Dethrone Intel

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-apos-chipmaking-throne-challenged-080100514.html

 

Why Apple’s Siri is already an enterprise product

The usual suspects love to spend time claiming Siri lags other voice assistants; they don’t seem to understand that Apple’s voice assistant is an enterprise product. It's all about the data – and privacy.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3318298/mobile-wireless/why-apples-siri-is-already-an-enterprise-product.html

 

How to Install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chrome

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

 

How to Move Your Downloads Folder Location in Windows 10

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

 

The Best Home Security Cameras of 2018

If you want to keep an eye on what's happening at home when you're not there, but you don't want to invest in a full-fledged home security system, a Wi-Fi-connected camera is worth a look. These are the best home security cameras in our testing.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2475954,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

How to Speed Up Your Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-speed-up-your-mac/

 

What Is HSTS and How Does It Protect HTTPS From Hackers?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-hsts/

 

That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/that-domain-you-forgot-to-renew-yeah-its-now-stealing-credit-cards/

 

USPS Web Vuln Exposes Data of 60 Million

The US Postal Service recently fixed a security bug that allowed any USPS.com account holder to view or change other users' data.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/usps-web-vuln-exposes-data-of-60-million-/d/d-id/1333334

 

How to Choose a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit!

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

 

Tech Support Scams Using Multiple Obfuscation Methods to Bypass Detection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tech-support-scams-using-multiple-obfuscation-methods-to-bypass-detection/

 

10 hidden features of Spotify you need to know

Master Spotify with these tips.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-hidden-features-of-spotify-you-need-to-know/

 

Simple steps to back up your Mac

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

 

5 Tips to Know When You Assist a Senior in Using a Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/assist-senior-using-computer-tips/

 

Autoclose: close programs at a specific time automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/19/autoclose-close-programs-at-a-specific-time-automatically/

 

Using the Energy Saver Preferences Pane

https://www.lifewire.com/use-energy-saver-preferences-pane-2260733

 

Amazon's ARM Adoption Lends Competitive Edge Over GOOGL, MSFT

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazons-arm-adoption-lends-competitive-134801183.html

 

What is the future of the Mac?

Apple will set the fate of both of its main creative platforms – the Mac and iPad Pro – at its event in New York today. The future of both is at stake.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3317837/apple-mac/what-is-the-future-of-the-mac.html

 

Turns Out Putting a Facebook Camera in Your House Might Be a Privacy Issue

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/turns-out-putting-a-facebook-camera-in-your-house-might-be-a-privacy-issue/

 

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

 

Access to Entertainment Drives Most VPN Use

While VPNs exist primarily to give users privacy, most VPN users are motivated by the expansion of their entertainment options.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364929/access-to-entertainment-drives-most-vpn-use?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=3

 

iPhone Charging Slowly – Here’s What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/iphone-charging-slowly/

 

How to Clean the iPhone’s Charging Port

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-clean-iphone-charging-port/

 

Bug Bounty Hunter Ran ISP Doxing Service

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/bug-bounty-hunter-ran-isp-doxing-service/

 

Ransomware Attack Forced Ohio Hospital System to Divert ER Patients

Malware infection fallout sent ambulances away from East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center over the Thanksgiving weekend.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/ransomware-attack-forced-ohio-hospital-system-to-divert-er-patients-/d/d-id/1333333

 

Explaining PCIe Slots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrXwe21biJo

 

Windows Defender Can Detect Accessibility Tool Backdoors

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-defender-can-detect-accessibility-tool-backdoors/

 

Should you buy a refurbished iPad?

Buying a refurb can save you a bunch of money, but buying from the right place will save your sanity.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/should-you-buy-a-refurbished-ipad/

 

How to upgrade your Mac with an SSD

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

 

Why Is Google+ Shutting Down and Does It Matter?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-plus-shutting-down/

 

How to install Progressive Web Apps in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/18/how-to-install-progressive-web-apps-in-google-chrome/

 

How to Manage the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) on a Mac

Enable or disable the SMS using Terminal

https://www.lifewire.com/manage-mac-sudden-motion-sensor-sms-2260756

 

500,000 People Downloaded Malware-Infected Android Apps

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/500-000-people-downloaded-malware-155549089.html

 

Worst-Case Thinking Breeds Fear and Irrationality

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/worst-case_thin_1.html

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Samsung's 860 QVO brings multi-terabyte SSDs down to Earth

New flash technology means you'll pay $150 for a 1TB drive.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/samsung-860-qvo-ssd/?yptr=yahoo

 

Sophos Home

Business-grade cybersecurity.

Now available for home users.

https://home.sophos.com/?cmp=701j0000001eLpnAAE

 

How Dumb Are You? 5 Brain Training and Analyzing Apps to Check Your Mind

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/brain-training-analyzing-apps/

 

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

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

 

A look at Spybot Identity Monitor for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/29/a-look-at-spybot-identity-monitor-for-windows/

 

How to Use a Multi-Button Mouse with Your Mac

Assign a Primary and a Secondary Mouse Click in the System Preferences

https://www.lifewire.com/use-multi-button-mouse-mac-2260728

 

[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/

 

5 Useful Ways to Organize Photo Albums on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/organize-photo-albums-on-android/

 

DOJ Indicts Two Iranian Hackers for SamSam Ransomware Operation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/doj-indicts-two-iranian-hackers-for-samsam-ransomware-operation/

 

Can I Bring My iPhone to Another Carrier?

https://www.howtogeek.com/271333/can-i-bring-my-iphone-to-another-carrier/

 

Using Machine Learning to Create Fake Fingerprints

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/using_machine_l.html

 

HP Sprocket 2nd Edition

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/364188/hp-sprocket-2nd-edition?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

Privacy Plugins

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/privacy-plugins

 

Calif. Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Swatting Case, Faces 20+ Years in Prison

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/calif-man-pleads-guilty-in-fatal-swatting-case-faces-20-years-in-prison/

 

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#Part4

 

How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement

Apple’s iPad Pro has evolved into a powerful productivity solution for enterprise users. Learn what equipment and software you need in order to use it instead of a laptop when on the road.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3318252/mobile-wireless/how-to-use-your-ipad-pro-as-a-laptop-replacement.html

 

Middle East, North Africa Cybercrime Ups Its Game

Ransomware, DDoS extortion, and encrypted communications abound as cybercriminals in the region refine their tradecraft.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/middle-east-north-africa-cybercrime-ups-its-game/d/d-id/1333354

 

How to enable Android Pie's new dark mode and save battery life

Google has finally added a dark mode to Android, which not only looks cool but helps you save on battery life.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-enable-android-pies-new-dark-mode-and-save-battery-life-p/

 

How to remove old backups from Mac

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

 

How to Fix a Laptop Keyboard That’s Not Working

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/laptop-keyboard-not-working/

 

How To Change Your Location in Google Chrome on Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/change-location-chrome-pc/

 

ConfigureDefender: Windows Defender configuration tool

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/29/configuredefender-windows-defender-configuration-tool/

 

How to Back Up Your Photos or iPhoto Library

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

 

[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/

 

5 of the Best Speech-to-Text Apps to Make Dictating Easier in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/speech-to-text-apps-android/

 

The One Planet York Data Breach That Was a Data Leak

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-one-planet-york-data-breach-that-was-a-data-leak/

 

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/

 

Information Attacks against Democracies

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/information_att.html

 

Hands On: Google's Pixel Slate, Running Revamped Chrome OS

Google's first tablet runs a modified version of the Chrome operating system that might make it one of the most serious competitors to the Apple iPad yet.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364304/first-look-at-the-revamped-chrome-os-on-googles-pixel-slate?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

Travel Laptop Tips in Practice

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/travel-laptop-tips-practice

 

Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/patch-tuesday-november-2018-edition/

 

How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2294-boot-advanced-startup-options-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 2)

The second installment of this multi-part guide to using your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement explains how to take control of your keyboard.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3319436/apple-mac/how-to-use-your-ipad-pro-to-replace-your-laptop-part-2.html

 

Data Breach Threats Bigger Than Ever

A quarter of IT and security leaders expect a major data breach in the next year.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/data-breach-threats-bigger-than-ever/a/d-id/1333332

 

6 good reasons to pay for Spotify

Other than removing ads.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/good-reasons-to-pay-for-spotify/

 

Can Macs get viruses?

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

 

Secure Your Email Inbox With Our Free Email Security Course

https://www.makeuseof.com/email-security-course-subscribe/

 

The 5 Best Free Audio Editors for Windows 10

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-free-audio-editors-windows-10/

 

AMD announces end of 32-bit video driver support

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/26/amd-announces-end-of-32-bit-video-driver-support/

 

Using the Mac Security Preference Pane

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

 

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/

 

How to Fix the Disk Signature Collision Error on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-disk-signature-collision-error-windows/

 

The hypocrisy surrounding Apple never ends

https://bgr.com/2018/11/28/apple-iphone-sales-hypocrisy-never-ends-revenue-rising/

 

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/

 

Raspberry Pi MotionEyeOS Network Camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk

 

Weak Default Logins Expose Internet Cameras to Hacking

A major Chinese supplier of internet-connected cameras decided to secure them with weak login credentials, which can make them easy to access over a cloud-based mobile app, according to new security research.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364307/weak-default-logins-expose-internet-cameras-to-hacking?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

Widespread Malvertising Campaign Hijacks 300 Million Sessions

https://threatpost.com/widespread-malvertising-campaign-hijacks-300-million-sessions/139393/

 

Spam campaign targets Exodus Mac Users

https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2018/11/02/spam-campaign-targets-exodus-mac-users/

 

Create bootable USB installer if install.wim is greater than 4GB

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/118137-create-bootable-usb-installer-if-install-wim-greater-than-4gb.html

 

How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 3)

In the third episode in the multi-part guide to help you use an iPad Pro instead of a notebook, we show you how to use the multi-tasking features.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3320076/mobile-wireless/how-to-use-your-ipad-pro-to-replace-your-laptop-part-3.html

 

Amazon Rolls Out AWS Security Hub

New security platform aggregates information from Amazon Web Services cloud accounts and third-party tools.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/amazon-rolls-out-aws-security-hub/d/d-id/1333356

 

7 things you need to know about Facebook Portal

Considering buying Facebook's new smart display? Here's what you need to know about the Portal.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/things-to-know-about-facebook-portal/

 

How to repair disk permissions on Mac

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

 

How to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive/

 

The Best Kodi Builds – November 2018

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-kodi-builds/

 

Vivaldi 2.1 launches with Quick Commands improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/25/vivaldi-2-1-launches-with-quick-commands-improvements/

 

How to Launch Applications on a Mac

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

 

[Software Update] Opera 57 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-latest-version/

 

How to Fix the Sound in Kali Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-sound-kali-linux/

 

AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/28/aws-announces-new-inferentia-machine-learning-chip/?yptr=yahoo

 

Why Do Websites Make You Log In So Much?

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

 

Raspberry Pi 3 - Top 5 Operating Systems and Uses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erwD3ck6w2A

 

Samsung Shows Off Foldable Phone With 'Infinity Flex Display'

The device uses what Samsung calls an Infinity Flex Display and opens up to a 7.3-inch tablet, which the company says will support three active apps at once.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364839/samsung-shows-off-foldable-phone-with-infinity-flex-display?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=24

 

Cheetah Mobile Blames SDKs for Rampant Ad Fraud in Its Android Apps

https://threatpost.com/cheetah-mobile-blames-sdks-for-rampant-ad-fraud-in-its-android-apps/139415/

 

How To Locate Domains Spoofing Campaigns (Using Google Dorks) #Midterms2018

https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2018/07/30/how-to-locate-domains-spoofing-campaigns-using-google-dorks-midterms2018/

 

How to Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14312-restore-windows-photo-viewer-windows-10-a.html

 

How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 4)

Getting more from tags and using Apple’s Files app.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3320020/mobile-wireless/how-to-use-your-ipad-pro-to-replace-your-laptop-part-4.html

 

New Hacker Group Behind 'DNSpionage' Attacks in Middle East

Motives are not fully clear, though data exfiltration is one possibility, Cisco Talos says.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-hacker-group-behind-dnspionage-attacks-in-middle-east-/d/d-id/1333350

 

6 tips and tricks for the new Apple Pencil

The new Apple Pencil looks different and has learned some new tricks.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-for-the-new-apple-pencil/

 

The best antivirus protection tips for Macbook

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

 

7 Ways the Vivaldi Browser Helps Students Get Better Grades

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/vilvaldi-browser-students/

 

CTL’s New CBX1 Chromebox is a Powerhouse at a Great Price

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8681/ctls-new-cbx1-chromebox-is-a-powerhouse-at-a-great-price/

 

Megahit Movies Don't Make as Much Money as Major Video Games

You might think, based on Hollywood's hard work and even even harder marketing, that only big movies make millions. Video games are where the really big money flows.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364834/megahit-movies-dont-make-as-much-money-as-major-video-games?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=24

 

The passwordless web explained

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/22/the-passwordless-web-explained/

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watchOS 5.1.2 update will bring revolutionary ECG app to Apple Watch Series 4

https://bgr.com/2018/11/28/apple-watch-series-4-ecg-available-soon/

 

Ethics In Artificial Intelligence: Introducing The SHERPA Consortium

https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2018/11/22/ethics-in-artificial-intelligence-introducing-the-sherpa-consortium/

 

6 Ways to Print With a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-print-raspberry-pi/

 

How To Make Cortana use Google Chrome instead of Edge

https://www.techjunkie.com/cortana-use-google/

 

How to start up your Mac in Recovery Mode

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

 

Opera 57 launches with news improvements and Netflix recommendations

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/28/opera-57-launches-with-news-improvements-and-netflix-recommendations/

 

Generating Good Passwords, Part II

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/generating-good-passwords-part-ii

 

Sennheiser Headset Software Could Allow Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sennheiser-headset-software-could-allow-man-in-the-middle-ssl-attacks/

 

Pegasus Spyware Targets Investigative Journalists in Mexico

https://threatpost.com/pegasus-spyware-targets-investigative-journalists-in-mexico/139424/

 

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/half-of-all-phishing-sites-now-have-the-padlock/

 

Apple's small Silk Labs purchase pushes AI to the edge

Apple’s AI push into on-device machine learning continues with its acquisition of Silk Labs.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3323357/cloud-computing/apples-small-silk-labs-purchase-pushes-ai-to-the-edge.html

 

Researchers Create ‘Master Fingerprints’ to Unlock Phones

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/280713-researchers-create-master-fingerprints-to-unlock-phones?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

The Right Diagnosis: A Cybersecurity Perspective

A healthy body and a healthy security organization have a lot more in common than most people think.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/the-right-diagnosis-a-cybersecurity-perspective/a/d-id/1332913

 

Onyx: Simplifying Mac Maintenance

Gain Access to Hidden Mac Features With Onyx

https://www.lifewire.com/onyx-software-review-4100656

 

How to unsend messages in Facebook Messenger

Ever send a message you wish you hadn't? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-unsend-messages-in-facebook-messenger/

 

How to Access and Use Windows 10 Sticky Notes Online on the Web

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121334-access-use-windows-10-sticky-notes-online-web.html

 

8 Things to Check When Buying a New Printer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-new-printer-checklist

 

How To Use a Fake Number to Call Someone (Spoof a Phone Number)

https://www.techjunkie.com/fake-number-call-someone-spoof/

 

How, why and when to boot Mac in Safe Mode

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

 

Malwarebytes Last in latest AV-Test Antivirus Test

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/27/malwarebytes-last-in-latest-av-test-antivirus-test/

 

Weekend Reading: Privacy

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/weekend-reading-privacy

 

3ve Ad Fraud Botnet with Billions of Daily Ad Requests Shut Down

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/3ve-ad-fraud-botnet-with-billions-of-daily-ad-requests-shut-down/

 

Cisco Re-Issues Patch For High-Severity WebEx Flaw

https://threatpost.com/cisco-re-issues-patch-for-high-severity-webex-flaw/139412/

 

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/how-to-shop-online-like-a-security-pro/

 

How to fix iCloud when it stops working

When iCloud goes wrong, follow this checklist of steps to try to make it better.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3322896/mobile-wireless/how-to-fix-icloud-when-it-stops-working.html

 

Shockingly, No One Trusts Facebook’s Portal Smart Displays

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/280352-shockingly-no-one-trusts-facebooks-portal-smart-displays?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Google, White Ops, Industry Players Dismantle 3ve Ad Fraud Operation

3ve, an ad fraud operation amassing 1.7M infected machines, was taken down in an operation driven by law enforcement, Google, White Ops, and several security companies.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/google-white-ops-industry-players-dismantle-3ve-ad-fraud-operation/d/d-id/1333359

 

Mac Printer Sharing With Windows 7

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-printer-sharing-with-windows-7-2260446

 

How to turn off the annoying sounds in the Facebook app

Tired of the bleeps and bloops constantly coming from the Facebook app? Us too.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-disable-those-annoying-sounds-in-the-facebook-app/

 

List of Rundll32 Commands in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/77458-rundll32-commands-list-windows-10-a.html

 

Deepfakes Explained: The AI That’s Making Fake Videos Too Convincing

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-are-deepfakes-explained/

 

Top Four Google Chrome Extensions to Download & Save YouTube Videos

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

 

Best app cleaners for Mac: How to uninstall apps completely

https://macpaw.com/how-to/uninstall-apps-with-best-app-cleaners

 

Google sign-ins will require JavaScript soon

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/01/google-sign-ins-will-require-javascript-soon/

 

Raspberry Pi 3 USB SSD Boot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubnwvxF3Klc

 

Google Maps scammers put their own phone numbers onto bank listings

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/27/google-maps-scammers-put-their-own-phone-numbers-onto-bank-listings/

 

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/propaganda_and_.html

 

[Windows 10 Tip] Enable Sandbox Protection in Windows Defender

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-enable-sandbox-protection-in-windows-defender/

 

How to automate your Mac with Calendar

How to use Apple’s Calendar app to add even more automation to your Mac.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3322125/apple-mac/how-to-automate-your-mac-with-calendar.html

 

Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

https://bgr.com/2018/11/25/google-play-store-apps-removed-malware-found/

 

LG imagines a smartphone with no less than 16 camera lenses

Arranged in a 4x4 grid, they'd let capture 3D movies and replace people or objects in a shot.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/lg-smartphone-16-camera-lenses/?yptr=yahoo

 

Manually Install a Printer on Your Mac

Use the Printer Preference Pane to Add Older Printers to Your Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/manually-install-printer-on-mac-2260791

 

How to use the new iPad Pro with an external monitor

We help you navigate the somewhat confusing process of connecting your iPad Pro to another display.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-the-new-ipad-pro-with-an-external-monitor-usb-c-thunderbolt-hdmi/

 

How to Set or Unset Hidden Attribute of Files and Folders in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85586-set-unset-hidden-attribute-files-folders-windows-10-a.html

 

The Fastest File Transfer Methods Between PCs and Mobile Devices

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-fastest-ways-transfer-file-pc-mobile-device/

 

How To Install Navi-X On Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-navi-x-kodi/

 

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

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

 

Backup Program Macrium Reflect 7.2 released with lots of changes

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/31/backup-program-macrium-reflect-7-2-released-with-lots-of-changes/

 

The Future of Single Board Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kajlrr5ybpU

 

Microsoft patches Patch Tuesday’s Outlook 2010 problem patch

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/27/microsoft-patches-patch-tuesdays-outlook-2010-problem-patch/

 

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/11/how_surveillanc_1.html

 

[Tips] Things To Do When Computer Hangs or Freezes

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

 

How to check the condition of your Mac’s battery

If you’re thinking about buying a second-hand Mac notebook, you need to know how to find the condition of the battery. This simple tip helps you do that.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3321001/apple-mac/how-to-check-the-condition-of-your-mac-s-battery.html

 

More obfuscated shell scripts: Fake MacOS Flash update

https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/More+obfuscated+shell+scripts+Fake+MacOS+Flash+update/24352/

 

Apple Seems to Be Responding Aggressively to the iPhone XR's Soft Start

The tech giant is reportedly offering iPhone XR subsidies to Japanese carriers and resuming iPhone X production. All of that suggests its 2019 iPhone launch strategy could be quite different.

https://www.thestreet.com/opinion/apple-isn-t-wasting-time-responding-to-the-iphone-xr-s-soft-start-14791402?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Creating New User Accounts on Your Mac

Learn about the various types of Mac user accounts

https://www.lifewire.com/create-new-user-account-mac-2260738

 

7 must-know tips for making calls on Facebook Portal

Did you just get a Portal? Here's how to make your first call and some tips to make things easier.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-make-a-video-call-with-facebook-portal/

 

How to Turn On or Off Camera and Microphone in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121200-turn-off-camera-mic-application-guard-microsoft-edge.html

 

Chromecast vs. Roku: Which One Is Best for You?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chromecast-vs-roku/

 

Phishing Campaign targeting French Industry

https://labsblog.f-secure.com/2018/11/26/phishing-campaign-targeting-french-industry/

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The Best Mac Shortcuts For Every Student

https://www.lifewire.com/best-mac-shortcuts-for-students-4172652

 

Apple Watch 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which smartwatch should you buy?

Your answer might be different depending on whether your priority is a smartwatch or a fitness tracker.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-watch-3-vs-fitbit-versa-which-smartwatch-should-you-buy-best-fitness-tracker/

 

Amazon opens up its internal machine learning training to everyone

More than 30 courses are available for free.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/amazon-opens-internal-machine-learning-training/?yptr=yahoo

 

Browser history sniffing is still a thing

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/04/browser-history-sniffing-is-still-a-thing/

 

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs, or virtual private networks, can help secure your web traffic and protect you from snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/352757/you-need-a-vpn-and-heres-why?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

10 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268079/android/android-security-settings.html

 

Here's why new phone batteries die faster than old ones, and how to keep yours alive

After repeatedly performing battery tests of 13 top model phones, the majority performed worse than their predecessors.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-why-new-phone-batteries-die-faster-than-old-ones-and-how-to-keep-yours-alive/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Generating Good Passwords, Part I

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/generating-good-passwords-part-i

 

5 Ways to Make Your Mac Friendly for Late Night Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mac-night-mode/

 

5 Different Ways to Navigate Your Android Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-navigate-android-phone/

 

What Is HTTPS, and Why Should I Care?

https://www.howtogeek.com/181767/htg-explains-what-is-https-and-why-should-i-care/

 

US Postal Service exposed data of 60 million users

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/26/the-us-postal-service-exposed-data-of-60-million-users/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Use Dictation to Talk instead of Type in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/108910-how-use-dictation-windows-10-a.html

 

What is 1e100.net?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-1e100-net/

 

How to Print Double-Sided On a Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-double-sided-printing-4165407

 

iOS 12 Shortcuts: 12 you should be using

It's time to make your iPhone work for you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/shortcuts-for-ios-12-you-should-be-using/

 

Do you really need a tablet?

Short answer: No. Long answer: Maybe, but they're hardly necessary.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/do-you-really-need-a-tablet-in-2018/?yptr=yahoo

 

Say goodbye to the old Google Contacts interface

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/02/say-goodbye-to-the-old-google-contacts-interface/

 

29 Spotify Tips to Trick Out Your Music Streaming

Spotify is one of the most popular music-streaming services out there, but are you using all of its best features? Here's how to unlock the app's full potential.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/324421/29-spotify-tips-to-trick-out-your-music-streaming?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3321932/social-media/google-maps-is-the-new-social-network.html

 

Why the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal makes connecting with voters more difficult

Chris Wilson of WPA Intelligence reflects on why he thinks the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica incident makes it more difficult to reach voters.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-facebookcambridge-analytica-scandal-makes-connecting-with-voters-more-difficult/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Security: 17 Things

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/security-17-things

 

How to Disable SmartScreen Filter in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-smartscreen-filter-windows10/

 

How to Find a Cell Phone’s Location From an Android Device

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-trace-a-mobile-phone-location-with-google-latitude/

 

Why Does Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure”?

https://www.howtogeek.com/359298/why-does-google-chrome-say-websites-are-%E2%80%9Cnot-secure%E2%80%9D/

 

Apple to host free coding sessions at stores, rolls out new material for teachers

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/26/apple-to-host-free-coding-sessions-at-stores-rolls-out-new-material-for-teachers/?yptr=yahoo

 

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

 

What is a VPN connection? Do I Need One?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-a-vpn/

 

[Software Update] Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.10.0209.0 Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-microsoft-security-essentials-mse-latest-version/

 

How, when and why to reset your Mac’s PRAM and SMC

https://macpaw.com/how-to/reset-pram-and-smc-on-your-mac

 

How to Right-Click On A Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/right-click-on-a-mac-4164327

 

How to leave your smart home home alone

Leaving your home behind for days or weeks can be stressful, even when it's smart. Use these tips to gain peace of mind.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/secure-your-home-on-vacation/

 

Russia may fine Google for failing to remove banned websites

The company could be fined up to $10,450.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/russia-fine-google-banned-websites/?yptr=yahoo

 

SoundFixer fixes sound issues on YouTube

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/02/soundfixer-fixes-sound-issues-on-youtube/

 

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=18

 

Top 35 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199125/microsoft-windows/top-35-free-apps-for-windows-10.html

 

Android on Raspberry Pi: How to run Google's popular OS

If you fancy running Android on the $35 single-board computer, here are some of the better options.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-on-raspberry-pi-how-to-run-googles-popular-os/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

[HP g6 LAPTOP] Best Solution to "BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND" - Hard Disc (3F0) (this applies basically to any computer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMSBskfOT0Y

 

How Fast Does Your Internet Connection Need to Be?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-fast-internet-connection-need-to-be/

 

How to Log Yourself Out of Facebook on Other Devices

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/log-facebook-devices-improve-security-weekly-facebook-tips/

 

Report: Samsung Planning 10th Anniversary Galaxy With 6.7-inch Screen, 5G

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/280971-report-samsung-planning-10th-anniversary-galaxy-with-6-7-inch-screen-5g?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Back by popular demand: The Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi is back in stock at Walmart for only $249

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/oh-happy-day-apple-ipad-32gb-wi-fi-back-stock-walmart-just-249-154954377.html

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

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

 

How To Secure Your iPhone With a Passcode

https://www.techjunkie.com/secure-iphone-passcode/

 

How to Disable or Remove Chrome Software Reporter Tool in Windows

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-or-remove-chrome-software-reporter-tool-in-windows/

 

How to back up your Mac using Time Machine

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

 

Setting Up Your New Mac

Discover a Few Tricks for Setting Up Your Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-new-mac-2260736

 

Six websites that turn your used electronics into money

Gadget collecting dust in a junk drawer? Turn it into cash.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/websites-that-turn-your-used-electronics-into-money/

 

Half of phishing sites trick you into thinking they're 'secure'

You can't assume the padlock means a site is legitimate.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/26/half-of-phishing-sites-now-show-as-secure/?yptr=yahoo

 

Configure Chrome to allow site content only on HTTPS sites

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/01/configure-chrome-to-allow-site-content-only-on-https-sites/

 

How to Stay Anonymous Online

We live in a world of mass surveillance. Here's how to stay anonymous online without ditching the internet entirely.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2363302,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

What Apple is doing in 2019

Some highly speculative predictions around some of the all-new Apple products and services I’m expecting to learn more about in 2019.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3323361/mobile-wireless/what-apple-is-doing-in-2019.html

 

Evolving threats to Mac environments

Mac users exercise less caution, says Secdo security evangelist Mitchell Bezzina, which means there is a higher risk of exploits and malware infection.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/evolving-threats-to-mac-environments/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

HowTo - Basics Of BIOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98svsGMRc3s

 

How to Configure Private Listening on Your Roku

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-private-listening-roku/

 

9 Great Sites Where You Can Explore the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sites-benefits-artificial-intelligence/

 

Hynix Demos First 16Gb DDR5-5200 DIMMs

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/280709-hynix-demos-first-16gb-ddr5-5200-dimms?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14

 

Apple’s App Store goes before the Supreme Court

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-app-store-goes-supreme-154656871.html

 

Apply Windows Image using DISM Instead of Clean Install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84331-apply-windows-image-using-dism-instead-clean-install.html

 

How to Secure Gmail with 2-Factor Authentication

https://www.techjunkie.com/secure-gmail-two-factor-authentication/

 

[Fix] Modern Apps Unable to Connect to Internet in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-modern-apps-unable-to-connect-to-internet-in-windows-10/

 

How to run Mac OS X Maintenance Scripts

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

 

How to Resize a Mac Volume With Disk Utility

Resize a Volume Without Losing Any Data

https://www.lifewire.com/resize-mac-disk-utility-volume-os-x-el-capital-later-3573395

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Apple Reportedly Restarts iPhone X Production

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-reportedly-restarts-iphone-x-185700469.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

Could smart speakers undo your smart home?

https://blog.avast.com/could-smart-speakers-undo-your-smart-home-avast

 

RegCool Portable

Take a look at this alternative to Registry Editor that has support for multiple tabs, registry snapshots, comparison and defragmentation

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/RegCool-Portable.shtml

 

What is Encryption and How Can it Protect You?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-encryption/

 

How to Watch Live TV on Hulu

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/watch-live-tv-hulu/

 

How to back up your iPhone

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

 

BitLocker on self-encrypted SSDs blown; Microsoft advises you switch to software protection

Reacting to a recently discovered security hole in hardware-based encryption in solid state drives, Microsoft recommends that if you’re using BitLocker to protect a solid-state drive, you switch from hardware to software encryption.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3319736/microsoft-windows/bitlocker-on-self-encrypted-ssds-blown-microsoft-advises-you-switch-to-software-protection.html

 

[CCleaner Tip] Restore Classic Cleaning Results Screen Containing Full Files List

https://www.askvg.com/ccleaner-tip-restore-classic-cleaning-results-screen-containing-full-files-list/

 

The Fight for Control: Andrew Lee on Open-Sourcing PIA

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/fight-control-andrew-lee-open-sourcing-pia

 

10 tips and tricks to master YouTube TV

Not sure where to begin after signing up for the streaming TV service? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-and-tricks-to-master-youtube-tv/

 

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=18

 

The First Five Things You Should Do With Your New Computer

Get a new computer? Here are the first five things to do

https://www.lifewire.com/first-things-you-should-do-with-your-new-computer-2625779

 

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/

 

How to Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/82029-get-windows-experience-index-wei-score-windows-10-a.html

 

Latest F.Lux gets grayscale mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/10/latest-f-lux-gets-grayscale-mode/

 

eBay for Chrome

Conveniently keep a close eye on your eBay activity with the help of this unobtrusive and highly useful Google Chrome browser extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/eBay-for-Chrome.shtml

 

Top 5 Free Malware Removal Software Needed to Speed Up Your Computer

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-malware-removal/

 

The New and Improved Windows 10 Notepad: Useful Tips and Features

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-improved-windows-10-notepad/

 

Fix Mac hardware problems after running Apple Diagnostics

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

 

It’s time for Microsoft to fix the Surface Pro 4 mess by offering no-hassle refurb SP5s

While some folks with congenital Surface Pro 4 problems get free exchanges, others don’t even get the time of day. We could use some consistency in the exchange policy — and some sympathy for those who bought the worst Surface device ever.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3316937/microsoft-windows/it-s-time-for-microsoft-to-fix-the-surface-pro-4-mess-by-offering-no-hassle-refurb-sp5s.html

 

Download Kaspersky Free Antivirus for Windows

https://www.askvg.com/download-kaspersky-free-antivirus-for-windows/

 

Facebook Compartmentalization

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-compartmentalization

 

PC space saver: Automatically send old files to OneDrive

Storage Sense and OneDrive team up.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/pc-space-saver-automatically-send-old-files-to-onedrive/

 

12 Simple Things You Can Do to Be More Secure Online

Follow these easy tips to protect the security of your devices, your data, your internet traffic, and your identity.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/360806/12-simple-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-secure-online?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

Wipe vs Shred vs Delete vs Erase: What's the Difference?

Wiping, shredding, deleting, and erasing files are actually different things

https://www.lifewire.com/wipe-vs-shred-vs-delete-vs-erase-whats-the-difference-2619146

 

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/

 

UUP to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 Build Upgrade Files

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/74480-uup-iso-create-bootable-iso-windows-10-build-upgrade-files.html

 

Microsoft confirms File Association bug in Windows 10 version 1803

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/09/microsoft-confirms-file-association-bug-in-windows-10-version-1803/

 

RogueKiller

Scans processes, the registry, MBR, services, the Windows task scheduler, and other areas for suspicious activity to remove malware agents

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

 

5 Best Anti-Viruses to Keep your Computer Safe in 2017

https://www.techjunkie.com/best-antivirus/

 

11 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a VPN

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-to-use-vpn/

 

How To Choose Applications

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

 

16 wireless chargers for iPhones and Android devices

We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers – including the new Google Pixel Stand – designed for use with Apple's latest iPhones and various Android devices.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3235985/apple-ios/16-wireless-chargers-for-iphones-and-android-devices.html

 

Download Opera Neon Full Standalone Offline Installer

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-neon-standalone-offline-installer/

 

10 Things You Should Know about Raspberry Pi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbKY-n71XCE

 

How to see how much time you waste on Facebook

You probably don't want to know, but it's a good idea you do.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-see-how-much-time-you-waste-on-facebook/

 

How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You

Google still tracks you, even when you think you've opted out. Here's how to actually turn off Google's tracking abilities for Google Maps on both iOS and Android devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/345340/how-to-get-google-to-quit-tracking-you?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

How to Change the Default Browser in Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/change-default-browser-in-windows-446302

 

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/

 

Update and Upgrade Windows 10 using PowerShell

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76207-update-upgrade-windows-10-using-powershell.html

 

Microsoft is having Activation Server issues right now

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/08/microsoft-is-having-activation-server-issues-right-now/

 

WirelessKeyView

Recover the lost password for your wireless network configuration so you don't have to set it up again as long as it has been saved on your PC

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/WirelessKeyView.shtml

 

Should You Use a Password Manager

https://www.techjunkie.com/use-password-manager/

 

How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/video-ram-windows-10/

 

How to clear cache and Other data to clean up your iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/make-iphone-cleaner

 

With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support

By acting as if the Windows 10 rollout delay had not happened, Microsoft ensured that users will generally get the support timeline they expect.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3321418/microsoft-windows/with-windows-10-1809-re-release-microsoft-decides-not-to-cheat-on-promised-support.html

 

Download New “Opera Neon” Concept Web Browser

https://www.askvg.com/download-opera-neon-web-browser/

 

How to Create Windows 10 Bootable USB Flash Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGGNW6gxTm8

 

Adjust the blur of portrait mode photos on any iPhone with Google Photos

You don't need a new iPhone to get depth-editing tools.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/adjust-the-blur-of-portrait-mode-photos-on-any-iphone-with-google-photos/

 

How Companies Turn Your Data Into Money

Companies collect our personal data online and use it to target us with ads, among other purposes. And while that's not a new phenomenon, you still might be surprised at how much they know about you. Here's how to find out.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/364152/how-companies-turn-your-data-into-money?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

How to Get Organized With macOS Stacks Feature

With macOS Mojave, Stacks took a turn for the better

https://www.lifewire.com/macos-stacks-4173415

 

How to Set up FaceTime on Your Mac

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

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

How to improve the readability of Windows console windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/08/how-to-improve-the-readability-of-windows-console-windows/

 

Malwarebytes

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware.shtml

 

Buyer’s guide to IoT gift-giving

https://blog.avast.com/how-to-choose-iot-gifts

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Home, sweet, home network

https://blog.avast.com/home-sweet-home-network

 

What Does a PC’s BIOS Do, and When Should I Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/179789/htg-explains-what-is-bios-and-when-should-i-use-it/

 

How to See Your Windows Desktop on a TV With Chromecast

https://www.lifewire.com/use-chromecast-to-show-windows-desktop-4129536

 

Hands On With the FlexPai: A Foldable Phone That Needs Polish

Little-known California startup Royole introduced the FlexPai last week, days before Samsung is expected to show off its own foldable smartphone. We see if it lives up to the hype.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364820/hands-on-with-the-flexpai-a-foldable-phone-that-needs-polis?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=15

 

How To Turn Off your VPN

https://www.techjunkie.com/turnoff-vpn/

 

Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Version 1809 on Some PCs Due to Bad Intel Drivers

The Windows 10 version 1809 bug saga is far from coming to an end, as Microsoft has just acknowledged another issue in the operating system update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-version-1809-on-some-pcs-due-to-bad-intel-drivers-523913.shtml

 

External Drive Not Recognized? How to Fix It in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

 

A New SSD Is The Cheap Upgrade Your Old Mac Mini Craves

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9351/a-new-ssd-is-the-cheap-upgrade-your-old-mac-mini-craves/

 

My vote for the next Windows version name: Win10 Effluvium

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/my-vote-for-the-next-windows-version-name-win10-effluvium/

 

3 Cyber Monday scams that are spreading

https://www.komando.com/tips/499572/3-cyber-monday-scams-that-are-spreading

 

At Rest Encryption

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/rest-encryption

 

Look! Windows 10 version 1809 has even more issues

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/16/look-windows-10-version-1809-has-even-more-issues/

 

Heads up: A ‘critical’ Win7/Server 2008 patch coming in February/March that’s really critical

Microsoft is changing its method for electronically signing patches from an old approach known as SHA-1 to the much more secure SHA-2. If you want to continue to get Win7, Server 2008 and WSUS security patches, you need to install a patch in February or March that makes Windows SHA-2-conversant. If it gets the patch right.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3322518/microsoft-windows/heads-up-a-critical-win7-server-2008-patch-coming-in-february-march-that-s-really-critical.ht

 

How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48991-add-remove-google-drive-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

How fast does your PC need to be?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/how-fast-pc-needs-to-be

 

7 things Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can't

Google Home -- equipped with Google Assistant -- may have crashed the smart-speaker party, but it still has some tricks to learn from Amazon's Alexa.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-things-alexa-can-do-that-google-home-cant/

 

CPU Basics: Multiple CPUs, Cores, and Hyper-Threading Explained

https://www.howtogeek.com/194756/cpu-basics-multiple-cpus-cores-and-hyper-threading-explained/

 

Reboot vs Reset: What's the Difference?

How reboot and reset differ and why it matters

https://www.lifewire.com/reboot-vs-reset-4157868

 

A Third of People Think the iPad Pro Makes a Great PC

Early reviews say iOS may hold the iPad Pro back from replacing most people's PCs. But a third of those surveyed think it can accomplish the work they need to do as a primary PC.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364828/a-third-of-people-think-the-ipad-pro-makes-a-great-pc?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=15

 

What is a VPN Tunnel and How Does it Protect Your Data?

https://www.techjunkie.com/what-is-vpn-tunnel/

 

DRAM Calculator for Ryzen

Get the most out of your memory by finding the best timings that can be run safely, with this specialized calculator designed for the AMD Ryzen platform

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/Ryzen-DRAM-Calculator.shtml

 

How to Delete Your Microsoft Account & Create a Local Windows 10 Login

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-microsoft-account-create-local-windows-10-login/

 

Google’s Project Stream Is A Promising Start For A High-End Gaming Service

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8496/googles-project-stream-is-a-promising-start-for-a-high-end-gaming-service/

 

Deanna’s Freeware Spotlight: Safe Startup by PrivacyRoot

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/deannas-freeware-spotlight-safe-startup-by-privacyroot/

 

Fix common Windows errors with a single click

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

 

Data Privacy: Why It Matters and How to Protect Yourself

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/data-privacy-why-it-matters-and-how-protect-yourself

 

Mapped Network Drives issue in Windows 10 version 1809

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/15/mapped-network-drives-issue-in-windows-10-version-1809/

 

Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes

On Friday afternoon, Microsoft pulled KB 4461522 and KB 2863821, two non-security patches that trigger Entry Point errors in various Office 2010 products. Security patch KB 4461529 is still being distributed, in spite of acknowledged crashes — and the alternative may not work.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3322222/microsoft-windows/microsoft-yanks-two-buggy-office-patches-but-keeps-pushing-one-that-crashes.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Cortana Search online and include web results in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25016-turn-off-search-online-include-web-results-windows-10-a.html

 

5 reasons why you need a PC cleaning software

https://macpaw.com/how-to/reasons-you-need-pc-cleaner

 

5 reasons why your next light bulb should be a smart bulb

From brightening up the party to improving your sleep, here are five reasons to upgrade to a smart bulb.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/why-your-next-light-bulb-should-be-a-smart-bulb/

 

How To Upgrade and Install a New CPU or Motherboard (or Both)

https://www.howtogeek.com/348571/how-to-upgrade-and-install-a-new-cpu-or-motherboard-or-both/

 

How to Use File History in Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/use-file-history-in-windows-10-3891070

 

FCC to Carriers: Adopt Anti-Robocall System by 2019 or Else

To help stop the robocalls, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is urging phone carriers to adopt an authentication system that can differentiate between legit phone calls and spoofed ones.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364829/fcc-to-carriers-adopt-anti-robocall-system-by-2019-or-else?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=15

 

VPNs – How Safe Are They?

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-safe-vpn/

 

Clean_DNS

Clear your DNS cache and repair faulty entries by turning to this lightweight application that packs an intuitive, user-friendly interface

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Clean-DNS.shtml

 

You Can Now Watch Free Movies on YouTube (Legally)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/watch-free-movies-youtube-legally/

 

Pixelbook vs. Pixel Slate: Which Chrome OS Device is the Better Choice?

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8492/pixelbook-vs-pixel-slate-which-chrome-os-device-is-the-better-choice/

 

[Tip] How to Remove or Customize 7-Zip Context Menu (Right-Click Menu) Options

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-remove-or-customize-7-zip-context-menu-right-click-menu-options/

 

6 pro Alexa skills you’ll use every day

https://www.komando.com/columns/495201/6-pro-alexa-skills-youll-use-every-day

 

Hacking 101: Frank Heidt at TEDxMidwest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnKh6SFEaLg

 

Cloudflare launches DNS app for Android and iOS

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/12/cloudflare-launches-dns-app-for-android-and-ios/

 

How to upgrade to the version of Win10 Pro that YOU want

With Win10 version 1809 knocking on your door, and version 1703 knocking on heaven’s door, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that you have some choice in which version of Win10 Pro you’ll get next. There's a trick, and this isn't officially condoned by Microsoft. But it works.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3321896/microsoft-windows/how-to-upgrade-to-the-version-of-win10-pro-that-you-want.html

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

How to edit photos with Mac's native image editors

https://macpaw.com/how-to/edit-images-mac

 

5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-privacy-settings-to-change-in-windows-10/

 

What Is Overclocking? The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding How Geeks Speed Up Their PCs

https://www.howtogeek.com/165064/what-is-overclocking-the-absolute-beginners-guide-to-understanding-how-geeks-speed-up-their-pcs/

 

What Version of Windows Do I Have?

How to tell which version of Windows is installed on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/what-version-of-windows-do-i-have-2624927

 

AT&T Prepares to Disconnect Over a Dozen Pirates

This will be the first time AT&T is disconnecting customers over repeated piracy under its own piracy policies, but apparently each pirate received at least nine warnings their service faced being canceled.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364835/at-t-prepares-to-disconnect-over-a-dozen-pirates?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=15

 

How To Scan and Check Your Website Security

https://www.techjunkie.com/scan-check-website-security/

 

C-MOR Security Surveillance VM Software

A powerful video surveillance software solution that supports numerous camera models and runs seamlessly inside a virtual machine

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/C-MOR-Security-Surveillance-VM-Software.shtml

 

The 7 Best Online Backup Services to Keep Your Data Safe

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-online-backup-services/

 

Man Arrested for Child Porn Named as Suspect in Leak of CIA Files to WikiLeaks

https://gizmodo.com/?startTime=1526420849118

 

[CCleaner Tip] Improve Privacy by Disabling Usage Data Collection and Reporting

https://www.askvg.com/ccleaner-tip-improve-privacy-by-disabling-usage-data-collection-and-reporting/

 

Traveling? 5 ways to not get hacked

https://www.komando.com/tips/507219/traveling-5-ways-to-not-get-hacked

 

Raspberry Pi MotionEyeOS Network Camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk

 

Thunderbird 52 to 60 update rollout started

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/10/thunderbird-52-to-60-update-started/

 

Windows 10 version 1809 re-released. Pro tip: Wait.

Microsoft’s stumbling all over itself trying to get Win10 1809 released. Unless you need an updated Notepad, a clipboard that works almost as well as free add-ons, or a screenshooter that can’t even save in JPG format, wait for more shoes to drop.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3320938/microsoft-windows/windows-10-version-1809-re-released-pro-tip-wait.html

 

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99576-schedule-scan-windows-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html

 

10 best photo apps for iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/best-ios-photography-apps

 

Everything you need to know about slime

Is it safe? Why is it popular? How is it made?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-know-about-slime/

 

How to Monitor Your Computer’s CPU Temperature

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/ever-wonder-what-temperature-your-cpu-is-running-at/

 

California IoT Law & UK Code of Practice

https://blog.avast.com/iot-laws-to-protect-your-security

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