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Sat 12/15/2018 1477
Fri 12/14/2018 1476
Thur 12/13/2018 1475
Wed 12/12/2018 1474
Tue 12/11/2018 1473
Mon 12/10/2018 1472
Sun 12/09/2018 1471

Sat 1477 12/15/2018

14 Ways to Create a Secure Password (That you’ll Remember)

Whether you are an individual or a business handling hundreds of pieces of sensitive data. There is a mounting requirement to be able to create and safely memorize 100's of passwords.

https://www.vpngeeks.com/how-to-secure-your-passwords

 

What is an XLSX File (and How Do I Open One)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/392333/what-is-an-xlsx-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/

 

ASUS ZenBook 15 review: Deserving of a place among the elite

ASUS' latest ZenBook is an absolute delight deserving of a place at the top table of Windows laptops.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-zenbook-15-review

 

One thing you need to do now to protect your online accounts and cellphone number

https://www.komando.com/tips/514053/one-thing-you-need-to-do-now-to-protect-your-online-accounts-and-cell-phone-number

 

[Tip] Enable/Disable Mozilla Firefox Notifications to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-disable-mozilla-firefox-notifications-to-show-in-windows-10-action-center/

 

How many peppers could a robotic pepper-picker pick?

https://www.cnet.com/g00/videos/how-many-peppers-could-a-robotic-pepper-picker-pick/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/scammers-are-sending-bomb-scares-to-nab-btc/

 

Inside Facebook, denial, tension and finger-pointing as sense of crisis builds

"It's total arrogance," one Facebook employee said of company leadership's willingness to blame its communications team for recent crises.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/inside-facebook-denial-tension-finger-pointing-crisis-foments-n937911

 

The 5 Best Linux Distros for Laptops

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-distros-for-laptops/

 

Android Confidential: Is Google's Night Sight for the Pixel phones really that big of a deal?

Faux light or no light?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3325332/android/android-confidential-night-sight.html

 

Worried Amazon Will Add Facial Recognition to Doorbells? Too Late

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/282227-worried-amazon-will-add-facial-recognition-to-doorbells-too-late?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Use Clipboard History in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/clipboard-history-windows10/

 

A Beginners Guide to Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/beginners-guide-to-linux-4090233

 

Google+ Shutting Down Earlier Than Planned Amidst Another Data Leak

A new flaw introduced as part of a November software update may have allowed app developers to access certain 'not-public' information on users' profiles – including names, email addresses, occupations, ages, and more – over a six-day period, Google revealed today.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365401/google-shutting-down-earlier-than-planned-amidst-another-da?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Print a Range of Pages in a Multi-Section Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/367996/how-to-print-a-range-of-pages-in-a-multi-section-word-document/

 

How to use command history in Command Prompt for Windows 10

You can be more efficient while in Command Prompt using the command history feature, and in this guide, we'll show you how to use it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-access-command-history-command-prompt

 

[Software Update] CCleaner 5.51 Now Available for Download

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

 

Taylor Swift reportedly used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers

If you attended the pop star's May 18th concert, your smile might've been captured, according to Rolling Stone.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/taylor-swift-reportedly-used-facial-recognition-tech-to-identify-stalkers/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Keepsafe launches My Number Lookup so you can see the public data tied to your mobile number

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/keepsafe-launches-my-number-lookup-so-you-can-see-the-public-data-tied-to-your-mobile-number/

 

FCC affirms that wireless carriers can block unwanted text messages

Democrats have warned the decision could allow carriers to block or censor texts.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/fcc-affirms-wireless-carriers-can-block-unwanted-text-messages-n947091

 

With ZipScan, Scan Documents With Your Phone in Seconds

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/zipscan-scan-documents-phone-seconds/

 

Do we need another stripped-down version of Windows? Microsoft apparently thinks so

From the same developers that gave you Windows RT and Windows 10 in S Mode, comes Lite.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3325741/windows/microsoft-windows-lite-rumors.html

 

Microsoft Accused of Collecting Data Even When You Opt Out in Windows 10

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/282263-microsoft-windows-10-data-collection?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Update and Upgrade Ubuntu Offline

https://www.maketecheasier.com/update-upgrade-ubuntu-without-internet-connection/

 

Windows And Ubuntu Dual Boot Guide

https://www.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-8-1-ubuntu-dual-boot-guide-2200654

 

Microsoft: Unregulated Facial Recognition Risks 1984-Like Future

'Unless we act, we risk waking up five years from now to find that facial recognition services have spread in ways that exacerbate societal issues,' Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post calling for the government regulations.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365379/microsoft-unregulated-facial-recognition-risks-1984-like-fu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Use LastPass for More Than Just Managing Passwords

https://www.howtogeek.com/392417/how-to-use-lastpass-for-more-than-just-managing-passwords/

 

October 2018 Update on less than 3 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

It looks like Microsoft is going for a slow and steady rollout after the Windows 10 October 2018 Update's bungled release.

https://www.windowscentral.com/october-2018-update-less-3-percent-windows-10-pcs-adduplex-says

 

6 phone alerts that will change your life

https://www.komando.com/columns/492867/6-phone-alerts-that-will-change-your-life

 

Top 12 Secure Online Shopping Tips You Need to Know in 2018

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/guides/secure-online-shopping-tips/

 

Can You Cut Aluminum on a Desktop CNC?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVktKqx8sas

 

World’s most accurate Apple insider says iPhone XR demand is surprisingly weak

https://news.yahoo.com/world-most-accurate-apple-insider-170211568.html

 

Best smart sprinkler controller

Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220478/home-control/best-smart-sprinkler-controller.html

 

The 10 Best Chrome Extensions for Avoiding Online Distractions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-distractions-chrome-extensions/

 

Galaxy Devices Are Getting Better Edge Lighting

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/samsung-android-pie-update-galaxy-devices-are-getting-better-edge-lighting-0189727/

 

How to Map Network Drive or Disconnect Network Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/54708-map-network-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

Top 5 Chromium-Based Web Browsers of 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/top-chromium-based-browsers/

 

The Ultimate Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux Dual Boot Guide

https://www.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-7-ubuntu-linux-dual-boot-guide-2200653

 

Hacker Hits Quora, Loots Data on Up to 100 Million Users

Quora is investigating what caused the breach, but it appears the hacker had access to most, if not all the data, ever posted on the question-and-answer website. User data that may have been taken includes name, email address, and hashed password information.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365266/hacker-hits-quora-loots-data-possibly-on-100-million-users?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

The Next Version of Windows 10 Will Finally Fix Start Menu File Search

https://www.howtogeek.com/392301/the-next-version-of-windows-10-will-finally-fix-start-menu-file-search/

 

Connect all your devices with TP-Link's $25 9-port USB 3.0 hub

Stay connected!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-connect-all-your-devices-tp-links-25-9-port-usb-30-hub

 

Write with confidence using this new Google Chrome extension

https://www.komando.com/downloads/489944/write-better-grammar-spelling-with-google-chrome-extension-grammarly

 

How to Recover an unsaved Word Document in Windows 10

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/recover-unsaved-word-document-windows-10/

 

John Park's Workshop: CNC Machine Kit Build @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit

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

 

A new mid-range tablet is coming from Samsung in the first quarter of 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mid-range-tablet-coming-samsung-210945768.html

 

Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked

https://bgr.com/2018/12/13/worst-passwords-2018-list/

 

Should You Buy a Fitbit? 5 Honest Questions to Ask Before You Do

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-fitbit-honest-questions/

 

Here's When Your Galaxy Will Get Samsung's New One UI Update

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/heres-when-your-galaxy-will-get-samsungs-new-one-ui-update-0189791/

 

PowerShell Scripting - Update Windows 10 USB install media

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96845-powershell-scripting-update-windows-10-usb-install-media.html

 

What is Polymorphic and Metamorphic Malware?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/polymorphic-metamorphic-malware

 

Organizing Your Kitchen Recipes with Open Source

Free and easy ways to tackle the mess formally known as your kitchen

https://www.lifewire.com/organize-your-kitchen-recipes-with-open-source-2532768

 

Australia OKs Controversial Anti-Encryption Law

The Access and Assistance Bill gives law enforcement the ability to force technology companies to provide access encrypted messages. Supporters say it will help law enforcement prevent terrorism while opponents argue it will weaken Australians' online security and privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365335/australia-oks-controversial-anti-encryption-law?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Shoot Your Camera Handheld at Slow Shutter Speeds

https://www.howtogeek.com/392027/how-to-shoot-your-camera-handheld-at-slow-shutter-speeds/

 

10 Dead-Simple Mac Apps Everyone Needs to Use

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/simple-mac-apps-everyone/

 

15 Incredible ways to speed up a slow computer

https://gamingsym.com/speed-up-computer/

 

How to use Command Prompt in fullscreen on Windows 10

If you use Command Prompt, you should use it in true fullscreen mode, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/command-prompt-fullscreen-windows-10/

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(Note: I finally have upgraded one low-end machine to version 1809.  I first created a full image backup before the upgrade just in case I found a lump of coal.  I have had little time to play with it yet but did have one glaring problem.  No wifi, and initially I tried multiple connections points with nothing working.  Ran diagnostics, nothing good there as it indicated a network problem (which didn't exist on any of the other computers.  So I right clicked the start button for the auxiliary menu, selected Device manager (logged in an Administrator) and uninstalled without deleting the driver and then rebooted.  When I came back up and logged in, wifi works.  I will report any other issues I find and may soon try another machine to see what happens.  I am proceeding cautiously as some systems have had issues and have not seen a comprehensive list of machines with problems not yet resolved.)

 

Sheppard Software Review – Secure Place to Educate Children in 2018

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/reviews/sheppard-software/

 

How to Prevent Thieves from Disabling Your Find My iPhone App

Learn how to keep your iPhone-finding hopes alive a little longer

https://www.lifewire.com/prevent-thieves-from-disabling-your-find-my-iphone-app-2487321

 

How to Fix Download Pending Error in Google Play App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-download-pending-error-google-play/

 

How to Check Your Security Software, Settings, and Status

Sure, you've installed antivirus, a VPN and other security software on your PC, phones, and tablets, but is it all working, or have you already been hacked? We've got 10 tips to help you perform your own security checkup.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/363459/how-to-check-your-security-software-settings-and-status?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Three years in jail for teenager who spammed out school bomb threats

GEORGE DUKE-COHAN ALSO MADE HOAX CALL ABOUT A HIJACKED PLANE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/jail-teenager-bomb-threats/

 

Microsoft Reportedly Working on a Consumer Version of Microsoft 365

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-365/195085/microsoft-reportedly-working-on-a-consumer-version-of-microsoft-365?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9IZpNa75QIPuS_j6cFrJ8dZO3bkxYnh9_La36dGRxBiNzKgZGuUvsRR7maRRaeMqRw_f0YZ_mRdtCIPxAKZ45S_HdBTA&_hsmi=68305862

 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for privacy legislation

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-calls-privacy-legislation-215612164.html

 

Samsung's One UI Update Makes Internet Browsing Way Better at Night

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/samsungs-one-ui-update-makes-internet-browsing-way-better-night-0191218/

 

How to Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras at Home With Your Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-smartphone-detect-hidden-surveillance-cameras/

 

The new Retina MacBook Air you’ve been eying is now even cheaper at Costco and Amazon

https://bgr.com/2018/12/13/retina-macbook-air-deal-costco-offers-better-price-with-membership/

 

MS: New Edge Rebuild to Support Chrome Extensions

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10466/ms-new-edge-rebuild-support-chrome-extensions

 

Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure

The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/global-hacking-campaign-targets-critical-infrastructure/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

How to Set Up and Use Photos on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/368891/how-to-set-up-and-use-photos-on-your-mac/

 

Microsoft Sticky Notes updates for everyone with dark mode, faster syncing

Sticky Notes version 3.1 is headed out to everyone on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or higher.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-sticky-notes-updates-everyone-dark-mode-faster-syncing

 

How to download YouTube videos to your Android device

https://www.komando.com/tips/514221/download-youtube-videos-to-your-android-device

 

Apple won't release a 5G smartphone til 2020, giving Samsung the edge

While smartphone providers like Samsung and Motorola have already announced plans for 5G phones, Apple lags behind.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-wont-release-a-5g-smartphone-til-2020-giving-samsung-the-edge/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Set An Alarm On Android Devices

From your watch to your phone or tablet, here's what to do

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-alarm-android-4173894

 

How to Recover a Lost Microsoft Word Document

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recover-microsoft-word-document/

 

UK Releases Seized Facebook Docs: 3 Things to Know

A 250-page document says Facebook engaged in risky behavior and gathered data from users without their knowledge via Android and the Onavo VPN app. Here are some highlights.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365307/uk-releases-seized-facebook-docs-3-things-to-know?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

GlobeImposter ransomware victims find themselves abandoned by their extortionists

IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE A BACKUP, YOU'RE SCREWED.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/globeimposter-ransomware-victims-find-themselves-abandoned-by-their-extortionists/

 

Microsoft Tests Splitting up Search and Cortana in Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/195091/microsoft-tests-splitting-up-search-and-cortana-in-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9IZpNa75QIPuS_j6cFrJ8dZO3bkxYnh9_La36dGRxBiNzKgZGuUvsRR7maRRaeMqRw_f0YZ_mRdtCIPxAKZ45S_HdBTA&_hsmi=68305862

 

17 Surprising Facts About Social Security

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/17-surprising-facts-social-security-160501298.html

 

Settings Gets a Massive Redesign on Galaxy Devices

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/samsung-one-ui-update-settings-gets-massive-redesign-galaxy-devices-0190194/

 

What Is USB OTG? 5 Cool Ways to Use It on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-usb-otg-5-cool-ways-use-android/

 

Behold: The stupidest smartphone design trend of 2019 is already here now

https://bgr.com/2018/12/14/worst-smartphone-design-of-2019-here-now/

 

New Features Revealed for Win10 April 2019 Release

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10468/new-features-revealed-win10-april-2019-release

 

Disney's streaming service can't save Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage

Characters from Netflix's cancelled Marvel Television shows can't appear in non-Netflix series for at least two years, Variety reports.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/disneys-streaming-service-cant-save-daredevil-iron-fist-and-luke-cage/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

How to Use the Windows 10 Calculator

https://www.howtogeek.com/392134/how-to-use-the-windows-10-calculator/

 

AT&T will stop prorating bills for some services if you cancel after Jan. 14, 2019

DirecTV Now and AT&T Wireless accounts aren't affected, though.

https://www.windowscentral.com/att-will-stop-prorating-bills-if-you-cancel-service-after-jan-14-2019

 

5 laptops worth buying in 2018

https://www.komando.com/tips/499584/5-laptops-worth-buying-in-2018

 

How to use Bleachbit to clean temporary files

If you're looking for a temporary file cleaner, and you like the idea of open source, Bleachbit is your tool.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-bleachbit-to-clean-temporary-files/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

 

3 Free Alternatives to Windows Explorer You Should Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/3-stable-alternatives-to-windows-explorer/

 

Hackers Made Millions Using Infected PCs in Click Fraud Scheme

On Tuesday, the US Justice Department and Google announced they had shut down a massive click fraud operation, which involved infecting thousands of Windows computers to click on internet ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365155/hackers-made-millions-using-infected-pcs-in-click-fraud-sche?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Google admits Google Plus hit by *another* privacy flaw, speeds up site’s closure

https://www.grahamcluley.com/google-admits-google-plus-hit-by-another-privacy-flaw-speeds-up-sites-closure/

 

Qualcomm Seeks to Ban Sale of iPhone XS, XR in China Too

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/195137/qualcomm-seeks-to-ban-sale-of-iphone-xs-xr-in-china-too?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9IZpNa75QIPuS_j6cFrJ8dZO3bkxYnh9_La36dGRxBiNzKgZGuUvsRR7maRRaeMqRw_f0YZ_mRdtCIPxAKZ45S_HdBTA&_hsmi=68305862

 

Holy cow, this Amazon sale on 128GB iPads has to be a mistake

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/holy-cow-amazon-sale-128gb-192849216.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

 

How to Download Anything on the Web for Free: 12 Tips and Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-anything-free/

 

Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked

https://bgr.com/2018/12/13/worst-passwords-2018-list/

 

GoPro is moving production out of China, citing tariff worries

“Today’s geopolitical business environment requires agility," said the action camera company.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/gopro-moving-production-out-china-citing-tariff-worries-n946101

 

3D Printer for $20.99?! No. It's a scam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0S9QcmrM4o

 

How to Draw and Manipulate Arrows in Microsoft PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/367140/how-to-draw-and-manipulate-arrows-in-microsoft-powerpoint/

 

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

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

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

 

How Amazon and Kirkland batteries stand up against the competition

https://www.komando.com/tips/421841/how-amazon-and-kirkland-batteries-stand-up-against-the-competition

 

Two ways to add checkbox controls to a Word document

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/two-ways-to-add-checkbox-controls-to-a-word-document/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

 

3 Ways to Stop Windows 10 Forced Updates

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-windows10-forced-updates/

 

How to Create a Random Password Generator

Don't trust the passwords created by software to be truly random and safe? Here's how to build your own random generator for uncrackable passwords.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361622/how-to-create-a-random-password-generator?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Apple Could Manufacture iPhones in a Different Country

https://marketrealist.com/2018/12/apple-could-manufacture-iphones-in-a-different-country?yptr=yahoo

 

Chromecast Returns to Amazon.com

https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/195140/chromecast-returns-to-amazon-com?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9IZpNa75QIPuS_j6cFrJ8dZO3bkxYnh9_La36dGRxBiNzKgZGuUvsRR7maRRaeMqRw_f0YZ_mRdtCIPxAKZ45S_HdBTA&_hsmi=68305862

 

Facebook Employees Are So Paranoid They’re Using Burner Phones to Talk to Each Other

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/facebook-employees-unhappy-at-company-amid-scandal.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Network Discovery in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49652-turn-off-network-discovery-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Scan Documents Into Your Mac Using an iPhone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/scan-documents-mac-iphone/

 

The ultra high-end Galaxy S10 version that popped up in rumors might’ve just been confirmed

https://bgr.com/2018/12/14/galaxy-s10-5g-release-date-still-far-away-but-model-numbers-leak/

 

Foreign intelligence clues in Marriott breach could foreshadow future attacks

The types of data unique to the Starwood hack can be used to launch targeted email campaigns and recruit sources in the cloak-and-dagger world of espionage.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/foreign-intelligence-clues-marriott-breach-could-foreshadow-future-attacks-n945296

 

Ben Heck’s CNC Router Tutorial

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

 

What Is a REG File (And How Do I Open One)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/382727/what-is-a-reg-file-and-how-do-i-open-one/

 

Microsoft 'investing aggressively' in gaming says Satya Nadella

Microsoft is going all-in with gaming.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-investing-aggressively-gaming-says-satya-nadella

 

Free download removes programs that slow down your PC

https://www.komando.com/downloads/815/quickly-remove-junk-programs-that-slow-down-your-pc

 

How to protect Excel formulas

You worked hard to put that Excel sheet together, now protect it from unintended damage.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-excel-formulas/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Samsung Galaxy S Phones: What You Need To Know

History and details of each release, including the most recent S9 and S9+

https://www.lifewire.com/samsung-galaxy-s-phones-4156903

 

How to Disable Fast User Switching on Windows

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/disable-fast-user-switching-windows/

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Verizon takes $4.6 billion hit on AOL and Yahoo acquisitions

Verizon's rollup strategy combining Yahoo and AOL hasn't panned out the way it expected.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/verizon-takes-4-6-billion-hit-aol-yahoo-n946486

 

Malicious Chrome extension which sloppily spied on academics believed to originate from North Korea

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/malicious-chrome-extension-which-sloppily-spied-on-academics-believed-to-originate-from-north-korea/#new_tab

 

10 Free Online Advent Calendars for Adults and Children

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-free-online-advent-calendars-with-gifts-surprises-for-you-the-kids/

 

Linux vs. Windows: An Objective Look at Both Operating Systems

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-vs-windows/

 

Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to control the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. There are dozens to choose from; we’ll help you find the right one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3318241/lighting/best-smart-plugs.html?utm_date=20181214035409

 

How to close apps on iPhone XR, XS, Max

Wait, how do you force-close an app without a home button? Like this.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/how-to-close-apps-on-iphone-xr-xs-max/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Tip: Join the Microsoft Edge Insider Program

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/194586/tip-join-the-microsoft-edge-insider-program?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--swEgd5JUZTin_E2OXQaCA8Th3ZmC-x1X9KM3P4jzatNUqvM07wwLwtR7ceFVe0jZ96mJqcZ6OkOsELMlA453OHGixOw&_hsmi=68148113

 

Smashing Security #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

INDUSTRY VETERANS, CHATTING ABOUT COMPUTER SECURITY AND ONLINE PRIVACY.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-107-sextorting-the-us-army-and-a-touch-id-scam/

 

California considers charging residents a tax for sending text messages

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/california-considers-charging-residents-tax-190318852.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

The Next Version of Windows 10 Will Finally Fix Start Menu File Search

https://www.howtogeek.com/392301/the-next-version-of-windows-10-will-finally-fix-start-menu-file-search/

 

Add & Activate an eSIM Line on Your iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/add-activate-esim-line-your-iphone-xs-xs-max-xr-0189464/

 

Amazon Fire TV Stick Won’t Connect to Wifi – What to do?

https://www.techjunkie.com/fire-tv-stick-wont-connect-to-wifi/

 

How Googling Yourself Can Keep You Safe

It might not be an obvious tip— but seeing yourself as others see you online is the first step in keeping your personal information as private as possible.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365272/how-searching-for-yourself-can-keep-you-safe?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Using the iPod Touch for Navigation and Maps

https://www.lifewire.com/ipod-touch-gps-1683471

 

Here's the true cost of social media

Your time is valuable, says TechRepublic's Jason Hiner, and every company will have to consider social media exhaustion and optimizing for people's time.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/heres-the-true-cost-of-social-media/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Ubiquiti AmpliFi Instant review: Simple, pain-free mesh Wi-Fi

A basic mesh Wi-Fi system with range and performance for most average homes.

https://www.windowscentral.com/ubiquiti-amplifi-instant-review

 

3 Linux Smartphone Operating Systems You Can Install Today

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-smartphone-operating-systems/

 

Mastering macOS Mojave’s New Screenshot Tools

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mastering-macos-mojave-screenshot-tools/

 

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3290405/headphones/best-headphones.html?utm_date=20181214035436

 

iPhone XS, XR tips and tricks

There's a lot to learn when you start using Apple's iPhone X, XS, Max and XR. The lack of a home button, for one, completely changes the way you interact with the phones. Here are some of the best tips and tricks we came up with for getting used to the new interface. 

https://www.cnet.com/g00/pictures/iphone-xs-iphone-xr-iphone-xs-max-tips-and-tricks-to-master-apples-latest-phone/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Google Assistant is Getting AI-Powered Audio News

https://www.thurrott.com/smart-home/194590/google-assistant-is-getting-ai-powered-audio-news?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--swEgd5JUZTin_E2OXQaCA8Th3ZmC-x1X9KM3P4jzatNUqvM07wwLwtR7ceFVe0jZ96mJqcZ6OkOsELMlA453OHGixOw&_hsmi=68148113

 

It looked like a Citrix ShareFile phishing attack, but wasn’t

IF YOU'RE A COMPANY CONTACTING YOUR CUSTOMERS VIA EMAIL, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T LOOK PHISHY.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/citrix-sharefile-not-phishing-email/

 

Samsung unveils the Notebook 9 Pen, a new 2-in-1 portable PC with built-in S Pen

https://news.yahoo.com/samsung-unveils-notebook-9-pen-020018965.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

Beware Counterfeits When Purchasing Windows 10 From Amazon

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/beware-counterfeits-when-purchasing-windows-10-from-amazon/

 

Everyone Should Buy a Gaming Phone — Not Just Fortnite Junkies

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/everyone-should-buy-gaming-phone-not-just-fortnite-junkies-0190487/

 

Do Tinder Messages Have Read Receipts to Tell When a Message Is Seen?

https://www.techjunkie.com/tinder-messages-read-receipts/

 

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

Viruses, Trojans, and other malicious programs attack your OS and your apps. With phishing attacks, the target is you, the user. Here's how to protect your personal information and avoid these scams.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/364947/how-to-avoid-phishing-scams?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Download Songs to an iPod Nano

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-download-songs-ipod-nano-1999226

 

Microsoft boosts Office productivity with AI for Word and other features

Microsoft 365 got a number of upgrades this month aimed at increasing user productivity and focus.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-boosts-office-productivity-with-ai-for-word-and-other-features/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to properly remove a printer on Windows 10

If you're no longer using a particular printer, you can use this guide to remove it from your device in five different ways.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-remove-printer-windows-10

 

5 Free Apps for Reminders to Take a Break From Screens

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apps-reminders-take-break-screens/

 

How to Improve the Recycle Bin Performance in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/improve-recycle-bin-performance-windows10/

 

iDevices Outdoor Switch review: A premium smart outlet you can use in the yard

Never step outside to turn on the Christmas lights again!

https://www.techhive.com/article/3327206/connected-home/idevices-outdoor-switch-review.html?utm_date=20181214035455

 

WATCH THIS before you buy a CNC machine for 3D carving! (Updated)

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

 

Qualcomm Upgrades Always Connected PCs With New Snapdragon 8cx Platform

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/194597/qualcomm-upgrades-always-connected-pcs-with-new-snapdragon-8cx-platform?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--swEgd5JUZTin_E2OXQaCA8Th3ZmC-x1X9KM3P4jzatNUqvM07wwLwtR7ceFVe0jZ96mJqcZ6OkOsELMlA453OHGixOw&_hsmi=68148113

 

How to Fix: Excel Stdole32.tlb Error (The Easy Way)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10465/how-fix-excel-stdole32tlb-error-easy-way

 

The Best Smart Plugs for Your Google Home

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8877/the-best-smart-plugs-for-your-google-home/

 

How to Clear Your Google Search History the Easy Way

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-clear-your-google-search-history-the-easy-way/

 

How to Turn On or Off Core Isolation Memory Integrity in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104025-turn-off-core-isolation-memory-integrity-windows-10-a.html

 

How To Enable Chrome Dark Mode

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-enable-chrome-dark-mode/

 

Microsoft Helps Police Shut Down Fake Tech-Support Centers in India

The fake tech-support centers swept up in the raids made thousands of dollars by sending out pop-up ads over the internet that claimed users' computers had been infected with a virus. Victims were fooled into buying repair services to fix the phony issue.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365198/microsoft-helps-police-shut-down-fake-tech-support-centers-i?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Mass Delete Images and Photos in Bulk on iPhone, iPad

https://www.lifewire.com/bulk-delete-images-iphone-ipad-2740750

 

Man-in-the-middle attacks: A cheat sheet

Cybercrime takes on a lot of forms, with one of the oldest and most dangerous being man-in-the-middle attacks. Here's what you need to know about MITM attacks, including how to protect your company.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/man-in-the-middle-attacks-a-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Easily move data from your phone to your PC with SanDisk's discounted Connect Wireless flash drive

Plug it in like a regular flash drive or set it up to connect to your computer wirelessly.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-sandisk-discounted-connect-wireless-flash-drive

 

7 Tips for Using the Tor Browser Safely

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tor-browser-safety-tips/

 

How to Install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) in Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-progressive-web-apps-chrome/

 

The sudden revival of PlayStation Vue

Maybe Sony's live TV streaming service isn't ill-fated after all.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3327566/streaming-services/playstation-vue-revival.html?utm_date=20181214035543

 

Building a CNC Router and Plasma Machine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OTwT0WFBmg

 

The Sams Report: What is Windows Lite?

https://www.thurrott.com/podcasts/194697/the-sams-report-what-is-windows-lite?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--swEgd5JUZTin_E2OXQaCA8Th3ZmC-x1X9KM3P4jzatNUqvM07wwLwtR7ceFVe0jZ96mJqcZ6OkOsELMlA453OHGixOw&_hsmi=68148113

 

How to Fix: Can't Uninstall or Update Avast (Win10)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10467/how-fix-cant-uninstall-or-update-avast-win10

 

Exclusive: Clues in Marriott hack implicate China - sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-marriott-intnl-cyber-china-exclusive-idUSKBN1O504D

 

How to Convert a WMA File to MP3

https://www.howtogeek.com/365208/how-to-convert-a-wma-file-to-mp3/

 

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

 

Quora Confirms Massive Breach Impacting 100 Million Users

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/news/quora-confirms-data-breach/

 

Republican Campaign Arm Hacked, Emails Stolen

The National Republican Congressional Committee is declining to offer more details, citing the need to protect the investigation. But according to Politico, attackers were snooping around the email accounts of four NRCC senior aides for several months.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365287/republican-campaign-arm-hacked-emails-stolen?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Sync Gmail Contacts to an iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/sync-gmail-contacts-to-iphone-2740668

 

Man-in-the-disk attacks: A cheat sheet

A flaw in Android external storage opens up legitimate apps to being hacked and gives illegitimate ones a window to exploit. Learn more about man-in-the-disk attacks, including how to avoid them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/man-in-the-disk-attacks-a-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to delete the Windows.old folder on Windows 10

If you recently upgraded to a new version of Windows 10, you can use this guide to flush the Windows.old folder that's just wasting space on your device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-properly-remove-windowsold-folder-windows-10

 

How to Multitask Like a Pro on Chromebooks: 8 Tips and Tricks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/chromebook-multitask-tips/

 

Google Chat Messaging App to compete with Apple’s iMessage

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/chat-google-message-app-compete-apples-imessage/

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Watch How Easy It Is For A Robocaller To Spoof A Number Similar To Yours

http://richontech.tv/2018/05/apps/watch-how-easy-it-is-for-a-robocaller-to-spoof-a-number-similar-to-yours/

 

Amazon Fire Stick vs. Roku: Which One Is Better?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/amazon-fire-stick-vs-roku/

 

Cheap Windows 10 Keys: Do They Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/392080/cheap-windows-10-keys-do-they-work/

 

Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's next flagship mobile platform built for 5G

Here's a new processor for you to lust after.

https://www.windowscentral.com/snapdragon-855-qualcomms-next-flagship-mobile-platform-built-5g

 

Google Says Goodbye to Allo

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/194543/google-says-goodbye-to-allo?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aunyLdaQ_48ZSpliUND533Y2-hgxb4ozJZwG8DK7QYr5k_t8bQI560rpOQQcHu-2isWd26wXD3atfNW_0kQUKgg_KrQ&_hsmi=68119353

 

Intel Details Its Upcoming Sunny Cove CPU Architecture

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/282119-intel-details-its-upcoming-sunny-cove-cpu-architecture?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

The 40-year Take-away

Feeling reflective, I look back on my career path to see what we might learn from it that could apply to today's youth.

https://askleo.com/the-40-year-take-away/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IySVLGP53pdfbL

 

Intel plans 'stacked' circuits in bid to regain its chipmaking lead

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-plans-stacked-circuits-bid-145050525.html

 

Apple’s next iPhone may be even thinner and lighter thanks to new OLED technology

https://bgr.com/2018/12/12/iphone-2019-rumor-thinner-lighter-display/

 

Hide notifications on Android so people can't see your messages

https://www.komando.com/tips/514194/hide-notifications-on-android-so-people-cant-see-your-messages

 

Google+ Social Network Shutting Down in April 2019

https://www.askvg.com/google-social-network-shutting-down-in-august-2019/

 

Box yourself in on the Linux command line

Learn how to use the boxes utility to draw shapes with characters at the Linux terminal and make your words stand out.

https://opensource.com/article/18/12/linux-toy-boxes?sc_cid=701f2000000RRCmAAO

 

Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure

The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/global-hacking-campaign-targets-critical-infrastructure/

 

The internet will add 1.4 billion new users by 2022 as the world enters the multi-zettabyte era

A Cisco index shows anticipated growth from 3.4 billion to 4.8 billion internet users worldwide by the end of 2022, and IoT, M2M and 5G will play big roles.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-internet-will-add-1-4-billion-new-users-by-2022-as-the-world-enters-the-multi-zettabyte-era/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Where to Download iPhone Manuals for Every Model

Get the iPhone guide you need

https://www.lifewire.com/where-to-download-iphone-manuals-every-model-2000300

 

Why Passwords Might (Finally) Go Away

Passwords are still the main method for protecting online accounts. Now, a series of regulations and open standards provide hope that we can finally ditch them.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/364693/why-passwords-might-finally-go-away?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Install Windows 10 on Mac: A Step-by-Step Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-windows-10-mac/

 

Your Smartphone Has a Special Security Chip. Here’s How It Works

https://www.howtogeek.com/387934/your-smartphone-has-a-special-security-chip.-heres-how-it-works/

 

One Key Calendar review: Attempting to bring Google Calendar to Windows 10

Google Calendar syncs across a number of devices, but is it worth having a dedicated app for it on Windows 10?

https://www.windowscentral.com/one-key-calendar-review-attempting-bring-google-calendar-windows-10

 

ECG Functionality Comes to Apple Watch

https://www.thurrott.com/wearables/apple-watch/194561/ecg-functionality-comes-to-apple-watch?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aunyLdaQ_48ZSpliUND533Y2-hgxb4ozJZwG8DK7QYr5k_t8bQI560rpOQQcHu-2isWd26wXD3atfNW_0kQUKgg_KrQ&_hsmi=68119353

 

Super Micro Says No Evidence of Chinese Spy Chips in Servers

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/282100-super-micro-says-no-evidence-of-chinese-spy-chips-in-servers?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Coping with Windows 10

Windows Update seems less than reliable. How can you prepare for what may or may not happen without tearing your hair out?

https://askleo.com/coping-with-windows-10/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IySVLGP53pdfbL

 

Bad News: The iPhone Notch Probably Isn't Going Anywhere

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bad-news-iphone-notch-probably-120400425.html

 

What to look for when you're buying a new computer

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/12/what-to-look-for-when-youre-buying-a-new-computer.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

4 Android tips for getting a better connection

https://www.komando.com/tips/511311/4-android-tips-for-getting-a-better-connection

 

[Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 64.0 “Quantum” Now Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-latest-version/

 

Turn an old Linux desktop into a home media center

Repurpose an outdated computer to browse the internet and watch videos on your big screen TV.

https://opensource.com/article/18/11/old-linux-desktop-new-home-media-center?sc_cid=701f2000000RRCmAAO

 

The iPhone XR under a macro lens

A pullback image of a carefully balanced iPhone XR. The Lume Cube is an essential accessory for macro shots which provides a direct stream of light into the tiniest openings of a phone. 

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/iphone-xr-macro/

 

How to use the Windows 10 troubleshooter to fix just about anything on your computer

Microsoft Windows 10 is a complicated operating system, but users can often fix basic configuration issues with the Troubleshooter. This how-to tutorial shows how it works.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-windows-10-troubleshooter-to-fix-just-about-anything-on-your-computer/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Put Music on an iPod

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-put-music-on-ipod-1999227

 

Twitter User Growth Remains Stagnant as Teens Stay Away

Kids these days prefer Snapchat and Instagram to Twitter. But despite losing as many as 9 million users, Twitter somehow managed to rake in the money recently.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364718/twitter-user-growth-remains-stagnant-as-teens-stay-away?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

10 Minimalist Android Apps for a Simpler Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/minimalist-android-apps/

 

Firefox 65 Will Block Tracking Cookies By Default

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/firefox-65-will-block-tracking-cookies-by-default/

 

Teachers see computer science as critical to students' future success

But many say the resources aren't there to teach it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/teachers-see-computer-science-critical-students-future-success

 

Microsoft Confirms It Will Adopt Chromium for Microsoft Edge

https://www.thurrott.com/google/194556/microsoft-confirms-it-will-adopt-chromium-for-microsoft-edge?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aunyLdaQ_48ZSpliUND533Y2-hgxb4ozJZwG8DK7QYr5k_t8bQI560rpOQQcHu-2isWd26wXD3atfNW_0kQUKgg_KrQ&_hsmi=68119353

 

Fluoride-Based Battery Chemistry Could Leapfrog, Replace Lithium Ion

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/281982-fluoride-based-battery-chemistry-could-leapfrog-replace-lithium-ion?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

What Security Software Do You Recommend?

I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here's a short summary.

https://askleo.com/what_security_software_do_you_recommend/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IySVLGP53pdfbL

 

How to Enable or Disable Installation of Removable Devices in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122303-enable-disable-installation-removable-devices-windows.html

 

Most Secure Browsers that Safeguard Your Online Privacy 2018

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/guides/most-secure-browsers/

 

Free hacking tools are targeting you

https://www.komando.com/tips/497313/5-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-hackers

 

Fitness-tracking apps caught misusing Touch ID to steal money from iPhone users

APPLE GIVES DODGY APPS THE FINGER.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/fitness-tracking-apps-caught-misusing-touch-id-to-steal-money-from-iphone-users/

 

The Best Google Wi-Fi Mounts For Your Walls, Ceiling, And Outlets

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8852/the-best-google-wi-fi-mounts-for-your-walls-ceiling-and-outlets/

 

Save Money on RAM.. with Optane??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwy4ujt0qHM

 

How to keep macOS drives clean with Disk Cleaner

A variety of programs and built-in utilities remove unnecessary trash, log files, and cached information from macOS hard drives. Find out why Disk Cleaner may be the most convenient utility to use.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-keep-macos-drives-clean-with-disk-cleaner/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Get Started by Creating an Apple ID

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-create-apple-id-1999801

 

AI Lie Detector to Screen Travelers at Some EU Borders

https://www.geek.com/tech/ai-lie-detector-to-screen-travelers-at-some-eu-borders-1758981/

 

The Fastest File Transfer Methods Between PCs and Mobile Devices

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

 

Record Better Low-Light Video on the iPhone XS With This Setting

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/record-better-low-light-video-on-the-iphone-xs-with-this-setting/

 

Live captions and subtitles come to Skype, headed to PowerPoint in early 2019

The launch of the new feature coincides with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

https://www.windowscentral.com/live-captions-and-subtitles-come-skype-headed-powerpoint-early-2019

 

Tip: Get Office 365 Home for Just $55

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/194567/tip-get-office-365-home-for-just-55?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--aunyLdaQ_48ZSpliUND533Y2-hgxb4ozJZwG8DK7QYr5k_t8bQI560rpOQQcHu-2isWd26wXD3atfNW_0kQUKgg_KrQ&_hsmi=68119353

 

Are Sony, Huawei, and Samsung Going Too Far With 48MP Sensors for Phones?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/282032-are-sony-and-samsung-going-too-far-with-48mp-sensors-for-phones?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

A bug in Microsoft’s login system made it easy to hijack anyone’s Office account

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/11/microsoft-login-bug-hijack-office-accounts/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Enable or Disable Offline Files in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122727-enable-disable-offline-files-windows.html

 

Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46440529

 

5 hacker-proof tactics for travelers

https://www.komando.com/columns/515198/5-hacker-proof-tactics-for-travelers

 

US charges Iranian hackers for SamSam ransomware attacks

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/iranian-hackers-samsam-ransomware/#new_tab

 

Smartphones Are a Modern Necessity, So Budget for Them Accordingly

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8722/smartphones-are-a-modern-necessity-so-budget-for-them-accordingly/

 

How to fix your computer harddrive in under 5 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAMjdrUf9V4

 

Windows 10 update bugs: The latest fixes and workarounds

A round-up of the bugs currently affecting the October Update and the recommended fixes and workarounds, where they are available.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-update-bugs-the-latest-fixes-and-workarounds/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

I Just Got an iPhone ... What's Next?

A Beginner's Guide to the iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/got-an-iphone-whats-next-1999762

 

The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices of 2018

Why buy a network-attached storage (NAS) device? To give a pool of users you choose remote access to large amounts of your data. We've tested the top models to tell you which one will work best for your home or small business.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2401086,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

9 Laptop Docking Stations for Turning a Notebook Into a Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-laptop-docking-station/

 

This Belkin Cable Solves One of the Biggest Issues with iPhone Audio

http://richontech.tv/2018/06/apple/belkins-new-lightning-to-3-5-mm-audio-cable-lets-you-ditch-the-dongle/

 

How to make your Linux machines visible to other Linux machines

Jack Wallen shows you how to make your Linux machine see the other Linux machines on your network.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-make-your-linux-machines-visible-to-other-linux-machines/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

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Five Eyes, 9 Eyes, 14 Eyes: Why It Matters When Choosing a VPN Provider?

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/five-eyes-9-eyes-14-eyes/

 

Google, Mozilla working on letting web apps edit files despite warning it could be 'abused in terrible ways'

The firms, known for their Chrome and Firefox web browsers, are heading a group that is devising a way for users to save changes they make using web apps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-mozilla-working-on-letting-web-apps-edit-files-despite-warning-it-could-be-abused-in-terrible/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

RUSSIAN HACKERS HAVEN'T STOPPED PROBING THE US POWER GRID

https://www.wired.com/story/russian-hackers-us-power-grid-attacks/

 

Google's Find My Device Service Adds Indoor Mapping

The service can now pinpoint approximately where your lost device is located in major buildings for which Google has obtained the floor plans, like airports, stadiums, and malls.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365084/googles-find-my-device-service-adds-indoor-mapping?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Delete Songs From iTunes

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-delete-song-itunes-1999229

 

20 Private Roku Channels You Should Install Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/private-roku-channels-install-now/

 

Tip: Download Windows 7 and 8.1 ISOs

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/194414/tip-download-windows-7-and-8-1-isos?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9prL6MBHkbZUTLWN_JXkg_AoMd6VHVI4xvdpYjISCtw5C5t6qmjocsT_TMKukCIfRgZzW7O5EALh7vTghs-rSFPcmclA&_hsmi=68083046

 

Smashing Security #106: Google Maps, Fed phishing, and Grinch bots

INDUSTRY VETERANS, CHATTING ABOUT COMPUTER SECURITY AND ONLINE PRIVACY.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-106-google-maps-fed-phishing-and-grinch-bots/

 

Someone Hacked 50,000 Printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel

https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/pewdiepie-printer-hack.html

 

How to Create Live Wallpaper in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-live-wallpaper-windows10/

 

Ransomware Suspects Indicted

Iranian Men Charged with Deploying Damaging SamSam Ransomware

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/iranian-ransomware-suspects-indicted-112818

 

Germany proposes security guidelines for routers, but not everybody is happy

https://www.bitdefender.com/box/blog/iot-news/germany-proposes-security-guidelines-routers-not-everybody-happy/#new_tab

 

Learning a 120K Lesson the Hard Way

https://blog.knowbe4.com/learning-a-lesson-the-hard-way

 

How to Install and Configure WinDBG for BSOD Analysis

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2082-install-configure-windbg-bsod-analysis.html

 

No one wants a “cheap” iPhone

https://qz.com/1486722/no-one-wants-a-cheap-iphone/?yptr=yahoo

 

Best PC Monitors Under $200 in 2018

Getting a great PC monitor doesn't have to cost the earth and we've pulled out our top picks if you're looking to spend under $200.

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

 

8 tips for avoiding phishing, malware, scams, and hacks while holiday shopping online

The holiday season isn't just busy for shoppers--it's busy for cybercriminals, too. Here's a holiday shopping safety guide with advice on how to stay safe online.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-tips-for-avoiding-phishing-malware-scams-and-hacks-while-holiday-shopping-online/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

A story of how PayPal and GoDaddy allowed the attack and caused me to lose my $50,000 Twitter username.

https://medium.com/@N/how-i-lost-my-50-000-twitter-username-24eb09e026dd

 

The Best VPN Apps for the iPhone

Your iPhone may be well protected against malware, but it can't protect your data as it travels the internet. Installing one of the best iPhone VPN apps can keep your information safe and private, even when you're connected to the web through an insecure Wi-Fi hotspot.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/354059/the-best-vpn-apps-for-the-iphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Restore an iPhone to Original Factory Settings

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-restore-an-iphone-577630

 

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

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

 

Microsoft Takes on the Digital Divide, This Time with Data

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/194437/microsoft-takes-on-the-digital-divide-this-time-with-data?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9prL6MBHkbZUTLWN_JXkg_AoMd6VHVI4xvdpYjISCtw5C5t6qmjocsT_TMKukCIfRgZzW7O5EALh7vTghs-rSFPcmclA&_hsmi=68083046

 

Dell suffers security breach, reset customer passwords (but didn’t tell customers why until now)

MAKE SURE YOU USE UNIQUE PASSWORDS FOR DIFFERENT WEBSITES.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/dell-suffers-security-breach-resets-customer-passwords/

 

Mass router hack exposes millions of devices to potent NSA exploit

Years-old UPnP vulnerability being used to expose ports 139 and 445.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/11/mass-router-hack-exposes-millions-of-devices-to-potent-nsa-exploit/

 

What Are Instagram Nametags and How Do You Use Them?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-instagram-nametags/

 

Moscow's new cable car system infected with ransomware two days after launch

Cable car system is now back up and running after a two-day downtime.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/moscows-new-cable-car-system-infected-with-ransomware-two-days-after-launch/

 

Intel is bringing teraflop integrated graphics to 10nm chips in 2019

And it announced its next CPU architecture: Sunny Cove.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/12/intel-teraflop-graphics-sunny-cove/?yptr=yahoo

 

Reminder: That Padlock Doesn’t Mean It’s Secure

https://blog.knowbe4.com/reminder-that-padlock-doesnt-mean-its-secure

 

How to Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/37060-turn-off-bitlocker-operating-system-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

5G is actually going to become a thing in 2019

https://qz.com/1488107/5g-is-actually-going-to-become-a-thing-in-2019/?yptr=yahoo

 

Fit 256GB of data onto this tiny $40 SanDisk USB 3.1 Flash Drive

Fit this tiny drive anywhere.

https://www.windowscentral.com/fit-256gb-data-tiny-40-sandisk-usb-31-flash-drive

 

Why military veterans might be key to closing the cybersecurity jobs gap

Discover why it might be prudent to hire veterans who are already trained in cybersecurity and understand the concepts of militarization.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-military-veterans-might-be-key-to-closing-the-cybersecurity-jobs-gap/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Return of Email Flooding

An old attack technique is making its way back into the mainstream with an onslaught of messages that legacy tools and script writing can't easily detect.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-return-of-email-flooding-/a/d-id/1333351

 

The Best Productivity Apps of 2018

Buckle down and get things done with the best productivity apps for managing your work, organizing your life, collaborating with teams, and much more.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362432/the-best-productivity-apps?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Turn Off Your iPhone (Even iPhone X)

Shut down your phone to save battery life and disable alerts

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-your-iphone-2000114

 

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/

 

Tip: Hey Google, Show Me a Vermeer Gallery

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/194441/tip-hey-google-show-me-a-vermeer-gallery?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9prL6MBHkbZUTLWN_JXkg_AoMd6VHVI4xvdpYjISCtw5C5t6qmjocsT_TMKukCIfRgZzW7O5EALh7vTghs-rSFPcmclA&_hsmi=68083046

 

Leak shows alleged Galaxy S10+ prototype, but it’s not what we expected

https://bgr.com/2018/12/10/galaxy-s10-release-date-is-months-away-new-leak-shows-early-prototype/

 

After a Hiatus, China Accelerates Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/us/politics/china-trump-cyberespionage.html

 

How to Accept or Reject All Friend Requests at Once on Facebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bulk-reject-friend-requests-facebook/

 

Marriott breach exposes more than just customer info

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/marriott-breach-exposes-more-than-just-customer-info/

 

'Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46309561

 

The Massive Marriott Data Breach: Some Practical Advice For Business Travelers

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-massive-marriott-data-breach-some-practical-advice-for-business-travelers

 

NVMe SSD Review - Which Should You Buy? - 2017 Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqaZTwW_X2o

 

One Google trainee just cost the firm £7.9 million

Ad placement? More like BAD placement

https://www.alphr.com/business/1010310/one-google-trainee-just-cost-the-firm-79-million

 

Should Microsoft brag about Windows Insider Program success after its October Update mess?

Two Windows Central team members argue different stances on whether Microsoft should brag about the effectiveness of its Insider software-testing program so soon after a major Windows 10 mishap.

https://www.windowscentral.com/window-insider-program-october-update-fiasco

 

8 strategies to keep legacy systems running

Dependencies on legacy hardware and software are typically the bane of IT, as stakeholders demand continued access to deprecated platforms. Here's how to ease the pain.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/8-strategies-to-keep-legacy-systems-running/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=2794393068669657973210121418302

 

50 years ago, 'the mother of all demos' foretold our tech future

Doug Engelbart gave the world its first taste of hypertext, a mouse, networking and more.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/10/mother-of-all-demos-50th-anniversary/?yptr=yahoo

 

Spec-Down: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Premium ultraportable laptops like the new Apple MacBook Air are thin, light, and powerful. They're also numerous, making for tedious comparison shopping. So we pit it against one of its closest competitors, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, to see which is better.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364728/spec-down-apple-macbook-air-vs-microsoft-surface-laptop-2?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How GPS Works on the iPhone

Location, orientation, and motion technology used by the iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-gps-set-up-1683393

 

7 Ways the Vivaldi Browser Helps Students Get Better Grades

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

 

School district fails to reclaim $120,000 wired by bank to scammer

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/school-district-fails-to-reclaim-120000-wired-by-bank-to-scammer-20610.html#new_tab

 

How AT&T Will Cope with Its Heavy Debt Load

https://marketrealist.com/2018/12/how-att-will-cope-with-its-heavy-debt-load?yptr=yahoo

 

We Need to Talk About NIST’s Dropped Password Management Recommendations

https://securityintelligence.com/we-need-to-talk-about-nists-dropped-password-management-recommendations/

 

How to Set Up Call Forwarding on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-call-forwarder-apps-android/

 

Now Russian hackers are using Brexit as part of their cyber attacks

Hackers linked to The Kremlin are using the United Kingdom's political situation in an effort to deliver malware to targets across Europe.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/now-russian-hackers-are-using-brexit-as-part-of-their-cyber-attacks/

 

Whole Foods rolls out more small stores under new brand; will Amazon replace the cashiers with robots?

Amazon is working on tech that could make it happen, WSJ reports

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2018/12/10/whole-foods-rolls-out-more-small-stores-under-new.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

More Apple iPhone Users Are Moving to Cheaper Models, Says Analyst

https://www.barrons.com/articles/apple-stock-slips-as-analyst-trims-earnings-estimates-1544455793?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Running Windows Programs on Linux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqZDuKB949U

 

Qualcomm launches dedicated chip for thin and light PCs

Qualcomm's new 7nm chip hopes to be the future of always-on Windows 10 ultrabooks

https://www.alphr.com/technology/1010317/qualcomm-launches-Snapdragon-8cx-dedicated-chip-pcs

 

Best Barebones PC in 2018

We've been building PCs for a lot of years and know that not everyone wants to start from scratch. That's where a great barebones PC kit can come in handy.

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

 

5 reasons to improve cybersecurity by updating software

Wake up, cybersecurity pros, and don't let your business be an easy target for cybercriminals. Learn why keeping digital infrastructure up-to-date should be an essential part of your strategy.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-reasons-to-improve-cybersecurity-by-updating-software/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Why brokers need to talk about ransomware

https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/technology/brokers-need-talk-ransomware-1004149245/

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MIT’s ‘Sun in a Box’ Could Solve Our Energy Storage Woes

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/281960-mits-sun-in-a-box-could-solve-our-energy-storage-woes?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

15 Great Arduino Projects for Beginners

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-great-arduino-projects-for-beginners/

 

How to Fix a Mac with WiFi Problems and Dropping Connection

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-mac-wifi-problems/

 

You Can Get Bose Wireless Headphones On Sale on Amazon Today

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bose-wireless-headphones-sale-amazon-184600128.html

 

Logitech's $74 popular MX Ergo mouse will make you rethink trackballs

Best price we've seen.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-logitechs-74-popular-mx-ergo-mouse-will-make-you-rethink-trackballs

 

Yes, the New Microsoft Edge Will Support Chrome Extensions

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/194838/yes-the-new-microsoft-edge-will-support-chrome-extensions?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9v5dm6NkBxhsoqY5v3k5Pfh4o0ZOjXoafOgHIUq-H7kRXcXPJGiTj7ShS6XnUk2thMGgCFQyymPE3qJ-c56e9zZPUAcQ&_hsmi=68194232

 

Can You Get Wireless Charging for iPhone?

https://www.lifewire.com/wireless-charging-for-iphone-4134640

 

How to Enable or Disable Storage Sense to Automatically Free Up Space in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122318-enable-disable-storage-sense-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Use Mailbox Cleanup to Purge Your Outlook Folders of Rubbish

https://www.howtogeek.com/369740/how-to-use-mailbox-cleanup-to-purge-your-outlook-of-rubbish/

 

When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website

FRAUDSTERS BEWARE! THE FEDS ARE PREPARED TO USE YOUR OWN TRICKS AGAINST YOU.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/when-the-fbi-rather-than-the-fraudsters-make-the-fake-fedex-website/

 

9 Alexa hacks for a festive Christmas time

https://www.komando.com/tips/514128/how-to-use-alexa-this-christmas

 

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=17

 

MICROSOFT EDGE TO BRING CHROME EXTENSION SUPPORT

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is likely to bring support for Chrome extensions.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chrome-extension-support/

 

Google Maps’ new personalized suggestions come to iOS

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/10/google-maps-new-personalized-suggestions-come-to-ios/?yptr=yahoo

 

500K Android users hit with malware, and what to do if you're infected

13 malicious apps ended up on the Google Play store. Here's how to stay protected.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/500k-android-users-hit-with-malware-and-what-to-do-if-youre-infected/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

8 Ways to Clear Memory and Increase RAM on Your Windows Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-clear-memory-increase-ram-windows-computer/

 

How to Flush the DNS Cache on Your Mac

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

 

The Latest: Apple to appeal iPhone ruling in China

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/latest-apple-appeal-iphone-ruling-185727004.html

 

Farming Simulator breathes life into the Commodore 64, for some reason

A blast from the past. (odd surprise)

https://www.windowscentral.com/farming-simulator-breathes-life-commodore-64-some-reason

 

Microsoft Targets Better Accessibility in Chromium

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/194887/microsoft-targets-better-accessibility-in-chromium?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9v5dm6NkBxhsoqY5v3k5Pfh4o0ZOjXoafOgHIUq-H7kRXcXPJGiTj7ShS6XnUk2thMGgCFQyymPE3qJ-c56e9zZPUAcQ&_hsmi=68194232

 

How to Get iMessage Apps and Stickers for iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/imessage-apps-and-stickers-4115336

 

How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Make a Border or Frame on a PowerPoint Slide

https://www.howtogeek.com/370394/how-to-make-a-border-or-frame-on-a-powerpoint-slide/

 

SIM swap! Man charged after million dollar cryptocurrency theft

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/sim-swap-man-charged-cryptocurrency-theft/#new_tab

 

Load up with free movies and TV shows before you travel

https://www.komando.com/tips/506772/load-up-with-free-movies-before-you-travel

 

How to Get Infected With Malware

Computers these days work so smoothly, using them can be plain boring. Want some excitement? Throw off the shackles of your security software and get your system infected with malware! Our tongue-in-cheek guide can show you how.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/362443/how-to-get-infected-with-malware?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Microsoft is bringing Edge browser to MacOS

Microsoft shifts Edge to Chromium in bid to bolster dev support and market share

https://www.alphr.com/microsoft/1010318/microsoft-is-bringing-edge-browser-to-mac-os

 

Krisp reduces noise on calls using machine learning, and it’s coming to Windows soon

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/10/krisp-reduces-noise-on-calls-using-machine-learning-and-its-coming-to-windows-soon/?yptr=yahoo

 

How IoT medical devices save your life and threaten your privacy

Consumers increasingly depend upon IoT devices to help them do everything from improving sleep to monitoring blood sugar levels. In the process, they may be giving up more privacy than expected.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-iot-medical-devices-save-your-life-and-threaten-your-privacy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Remotely Control Your Computer From Your Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remotely-control-computer-phone/

 

How to Fix a MacBook that Won’t Charge

https://www.maketecheasier.com/macbook-wont-charge-fix/

 

Samsung Kills Headphone Jack For First Time with Galaxy A8s

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/galaxy-a8s-kills-headphone-jack-141900192.html

 

Microsoft Edge, Chromium, and Blink FAQ: Everything you need to know

You have questions about the upcoming changes to Microsoft's Edge browser, and we have answers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/faq-edge-chromium

 

Qualcomm Ruling Halts iPhone Sales in China

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/194891/qualcomm-ruling-halts-iphone-sales-in-china?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9v5dm6NkBxhsoqY5v3k5Pfh4o0ZOjXoafOgHIUq-H7kRXcXPJGiTj7ShS6XnUk2thMGgCFQyymPE3qJ-c56e9zZPUAcQ&_hsmi=68194232

 

How to Erase Your iPhone's Data

Before you sell your iPhone, follow these simple steps to clear its data

https://www.lifewire.com/erase-your-iphones-data-before-you-sell-it-2487320

 

DIY SSD made of SD Cards!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3frnBoqqI_Q

 

How to Uninstall or Repair a Program in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/369090/how-to-uninstall-or-repair-a-program-in-windows-10/

 

Particle Argon

https://makezine.com/product-review/particle-argon/

 

One thing you need to do now to protect your online accounts and cellphone number

https://www.komando.com/tips/514053/one-thing-you-need-to-do-now-to-protect-your-online-accounts-and-cell-phone-number

 

The Best Free VPNs of 2018

Can't afford a premium VPN? That's no reason to leave your network traffic unprotected. Here's everything you need to know about what you get (and don't) with the best free VPN services.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/285788/the-best-free-vpn-services?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

How to show file extensions on Windows 10

You can show extensions for known files when browsing with File Explorer, and here's how to do it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/show-file-extensions-windows-10/

 

Google Fit gets improved activity logging and a breathing exercise

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/10/google-fit-gets-improved-activity-logging-and-a-breathing-exercise/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to make a Skype call with Amazon Alexa

Skype calling is now available on the Amazon Echo, Dot, Show, and Spot, Microsoft announced recently. Here's how to use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-make-a-skype-call-with-amazon-alexa/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Mirror an iPhone or iPad to Your TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-mirror-the-iphone-or-ipad-to-your-tv-ios/

 

How to Fix Firefox Proxy Server Connection Refusal Error

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-firefox-proxy-server-connection-refusal-error/

 

Apple's first company-branded Beddit sleep monitor available now

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apples-first-company-branded-beddit-sleep-monitor-available-142110236.html

 

4 things you should do first on your new Synology NAS

Here's what to do when setting up your new Synology NAS.

https://www.windowscentral.com/things-you-should-do-first-your-new-synology-nas

 

Microsoft’s Next Gen HoloLens Will Be an Always Connected PC

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/194897/microsofts-next-gen-hololens-will-be-an-always-connected-pc?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9v5dm6NkBxhsoqY5v3k5Pfh4o0ZOjXoafOgHIUq-H7kRXcXPJGiTj7ShS6XnUk2thMGgCFQyymPE3qJ-c56e9zZPUAcQ&_hsmi=68194232

 

Do These 12 Things First When You Get a New iPhone

https://www.lifewire.com/12-things-to-do-new-iphone-1999764

 

Adding a 2nd hard drive or solid state drive to a laptop by replacing the DVD or Blu-ray drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VytfZn2hnh8

 

How to Disable Suggestion Banners in Settings on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/370859/how-to-disable-suggestion-banners-in-settings-on-windows-10/

 

7 Must-Have Mods For 3D Printing, CNC Routing, and Lasering

https://makezine.com/2018/11/28/7-must-have-mods-for-3d-printing-cnc-routing-and-lasering/

 

5 laptops worth buying in 2018

https://www.komando.com/tips/499584/5-laptops-worth-buying-in-2018

 

Do You Need a Personal Firewall?

Windows has an effective built-in firewall, your home network adds another layer of protection, and your security suite has its own firewall. Is the personal firewall utility dead?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/313986/the-best-free-firewalls?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

DuckDuckGo claims Google is still personalising search results despite denying so

Despite years of allegations, a new study from DuckDuckGo reveals Google still personalises results, even when you're logged out

https://www.alphr.com/google/1010307/duckduckgo-claims-google-still-personalising-search-results

 

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/24/linkedin-ireland-data-protection/

 

US lags behind Asia in AI, robotics adoption, putting businesses at risk

Korea is the leading nation for AI adoption, followed by Singapore, Thailand, China, and Taiwan, according to an ITIF report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-lags-behind-asia-in-ai-robotics-adoption-putting-businesses-at-risk/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

6 Ways to Print With a Raspberry Pi

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

 

How to Add Another Face to Face ID on iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/370506/how-to-add-another-face-to-face-id-on-iphone/

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(Alert: Windows 1809 is now showing up in Windows update, but it appears to require a manual initiation to download and install.)

 

For Apple users without latest security updates, the letter 'd' is not always the letter 'd'

Apple users advised to install the company's July security updates if they don't want to fall victims to IDN homograph phishing attacks.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/for-apple-users-without-latest-security-updates-the-letter-d-is-not-always-the-letter-d/

 

Practical and boring tech gifts people will use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/tips/506766/best-simple-tech-items-for-everyday

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 rumor hints at a corner notch

This is provided it's the final design.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/09/samsung-galaxy-s10-rumor-hints-at-corner-notch/?yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

 

iPhone X Home Button Basics

No home button? You can still do what you need to without it

https://www.lifewire.com/iphone-x-home-button-basics-4158088

 

Dutch audit finds Microsoft Office leaks confidential data

https://blog.knowbe4.com/dutch-audit-finds-microsoft-office-leaks-confidential-data

 

Microsoft Now Lets You Unlock Your Accounts With Security Keys

The company announced support for FIDO2, an authentication standard that's designed to help the tech industry go password-less. You can now unlock your Microsoft accounts with a security key or through the company's facial recognition software Windows Hello.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365053/microsoft-now-lets-you-unlock-your-accounts-with-security-ke?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Two friends jailed for TalkTalk hack plot

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/two-friends-jailed-for-talktalk-hack-plot-20594.html#new_tab

 

Qualcomm's Latest Notebook Chip Could Be a Sign of Things to Come from Apple

As Apple reportedly develops its own processor for Macs, Qualcomm is making impressive performance and battery life claims for a new chip meant for Windows notebooks.

https://www.thestreet.com/opinion/qualcomm-notebook-chip-intel-apple-14804468?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Fix a Frozen Mac When Updating macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-frozen-mac-when-updating-macos/

 

Report: Microsoft to Ditch Edge Browser

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10463/report-microsoft-ditch-edge-browser

 

4 Facts About Apple's Fastest-Growing Catalyst

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/4-facts-apple-apos-fastest-002600188.html

 

How to Use a More Secure iPhone Passcode

https://www.howtogeek.com/344973/how-to-use-a-more-secure-iphone-passcode/

 

Microsoft Plans to Bring Office’s New Iconography Style to Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/193912/microsoft-plans-to-bring-offices-new-iconography-style-to-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Jp_vfNaMdf-JgXi6S5Bq86kiVbCiuJ5dPES1pHigxMe8a09UPsMsdgB5XxqPdt2FW91X_skX1Q1T3PoTP7MVIey8sfQ&_hsmi=67995496

 

Top 5 ways to pick a secure password

Picking a secure password is crucial to protecting sensitive information. Tom Merritt offers five do's and don'ts for picking the strongest password possible.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-5-ways-to-pick-a-secure-password/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Record every moment on-the-go with the $30 Polaroid Cube Act II HD Action Cam

Get the shot at a new low price.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-polaroid-cube-act-ii-hd-action-cam

 

Best streaming boxes for getting the shows and movies you want

https://www.komando.com/columns/505605/4-best-streaming-devices-for-your-tv

 

The best plug-in smart outlet

Start your search with Wemo.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/09/the-best-plug-in-smart-outlet/?yptr=yahoo

 

The New Windows 10 Clipboard: Everything You Need for Copy Pasting

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-clipboard-paste/

 

How To Use The Apple App Store With iOS 11 and iOS 12

https://www.lifewire.com/ios-app-store-4154778

 

Why a seemingly insignificant financial merger triggered huge wave of Canadian phishing attacks

https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/why-a-seemingly-insignificant-financial-merger-triggered-huge-wave-of-canadian-phishing-attacks/411929

 

How to Fight Hackers With Quantum Communication

Dr. Marina Mondin from Cal State LA explains how quantum keys beamed via satellites or transmitted on optical fiber aims to foil hackers intent on global cybercrime.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/363737/how-to-fight-hackers-with-quantum-communication?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Hackers target critical WordPress plugin flaw to install backdoors and create admin accounts

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/hackers-target-critical-wordpress-plugin-flaw-to-install-backdoors-and-create-admin-accounts-20597.html#new_tab

 

TrickBot’s Bigger Bag of Tricks

https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/trickbots-bigger-bag-of-tricks/

 

Camera Not Available or Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix It

https://www.maketecheasier.com/no-camera-available-mac-os-x/

 

Quora Site Hacked; Names, Emails and Passwords Stolen

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10464/quora-site-hacked-names-emails-and-passwords-stolen

 

Major markdown alert: Save $150 on iPad mini 4 models at Best Buy for one day only

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tvs-laptops-everything-tech-buy-best-buys-20-days-doorbuster-deals-195138621.html

 

How to Protect Your iPhone from Thieves

https://www.howtogeek.com/344602/how-to-protect-your-iphone-from-thieves/

 

Report: iPhone Sales Fail Triggered “Fire Drill” at Apple

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/194366/report-iphone-sales-fail-triggered-fire-drill-at-apple?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--X--kn2-7wOh2n5zvPKcuTTMSFSje3GZIIakKdzIHqKjYtI2xt0lzQJe2OlmrM4FHcw4W7S0jiMyyC0ysepM5cogk-Xg&_hsmi=68045287

 

Raspberry Pi gets support for VLC media player with latest Raspbian update

The latest version of Raspbian, the default operating system for the family of low-cost computers, adds support for the popular open-source VLC media player.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-gets-support-for-vlc-media-player-with-latest-raspbian-update/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft 365 joins growing list of Insider programs

The program is an "evolution" of the Windows Insider Program for Business, according to Insider chief Dona Sarkar.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-365-joins-growing-list-insider-programs

 

5 best tablets you need to buy now

https://www.komando.com/tips/499530/5-best-tablets-you-need-to-buy-now

 

Apple releases its first Beddit sleep monitoring device

Cupertino acquired the company in 2017.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/08/apple-beddit-sleep-tracker/?yptr=yahoo

 

11 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a VPN

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

 

What Are HEIF and HEIC and Why Is Apple Using Them?

HEIF is a better file image format in every way

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-heif-4145411

 

Phishing Accounts for 50% of All Fraud Attacks [InfoGraphic]

https://blog.knowbe4.com/phishing-accounts-for-50-of-all-fraud-attacks-infographic

 

How to Avoid Scareware

Unlike typical malware, spyware, and ransomware, scareware masquerades as real security protection and then tricks you into paying to clean up infections it pretends to detect. Here's how to avoid being duped.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2373975,00.asp?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Buffer Overflow Attack - Computerphile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S0aBV-Waeo

 

Should government officials complete basic cyber security training?

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/11/21/government-officials-complete-basic-cyber-security-training/

 

How to Fix Sound Not Working on a Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-sound-not-working-mac/

 

Report: Emotet makes phishing lures more convincing by scraping victims' emails

https://www.cyberscoop.com/emotet-trojan-phishing-scraping-templates-cofense-geodo/

 

Social Security notices showing cost-of-living increases available online for retirees

https://news.yahoo.com/social-security-notices-showing-cost-175017339.html

 

What Is Apple’s “Secure Enclave”, And How Does It Protect My iPhone or Mac?

https://www.howtogeek.com/339705/what-is-apples-secure-enclave-and-how-does-it-protect-my-iphone-or-mac/

 

Microsoft Open Sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI

https://www.thurrott.com/dev/194371/microsoft-open-sources-wpf-winforms-and-winui?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--X--kn2-7wOh2n5zvPKcuTTMSFSje3GZIIakKdzIHqKjYtI2xt0lzQJe2OlmrM4FHcw4W7S0jiMyyC0ysepM5cogk-Xg&_hsmi=68045287

 

Russian hackers are trying out this new malware against US and European targets

A new phishing campaign from a Russian-state backed hacking group targets American and European inboxes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/russian-hackers-are-trying-out-this-new-malware-against-us-and-european-targets/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Skype Insiders get 'Away' presence, System Tray minimization on Windows 10

Microsoft continues to address some of the biggest pieces of feedback for Skype.

https://www.windowscentral.com/skype-insiders-get-away-presence-system-tray-minimization-windows-10

 

Best sites to download free audiobooks

https://www.komando.com/downloads/502344/best-sites-to-download-free-audiobooks

 

Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives

Files by Google can move data to your thumb drive.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/09/files-by-google-usb-drive-support/?yptr=yahoo

 

The 7 Types of Computer Viruses to Watch Out For and What They Do

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/types-computer-viruses-watch/

 

14 Great New Features in iOS 11

Well, your device is awesome now but how about MORE awesome?

https://www.lifewire.com/ios-11-features-4142255

 

[Heads-up] Bad Guys Are Now Taking Over Email Inboxes Without Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-bad-guys-are-now-taking-over-email-inboxes-without-phishing-attacks

 

TunnelBear VPN

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/346257/tunnelbear-vpn?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=17

 

Hacking Hotel WiFi - Hack Across the Planet - Hak5 2206

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPQ6muMEYkE

 

The newest target in political cyberattacks: campaign pocketbooks

https://www.axios.com/newest-target-political-cyberattacks-campaign-pocketbooks-cfe76270-3585-4642-baff-c12bd9fc1320.html

 

Fix Common Problems with macOS Time Machine

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-macos-time-machine-problems/

 

Russia wants DNC hack lawsuit thrown out, citing international conventions

Russian Federation says it benefits from the same legal protections as the US does when carrying out military cyberattacks.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-wants-dnc-hack-lawsuit-thrown-out-citing-international-conventions/

 

Why Is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?

Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. Do you still need it to protect yourself today?

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59vbzx/do-i-need-antivirus

 

Record Better Low-Light Video on the iPhone XS With This Setting

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/record-better-low-light-video-on-the-iphone-xs-with-this-setting/

 

“Grandma, don’t run out and buy an iPad”

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/194338/grandma-dont-run-out-and-buy-an-ipad?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--X--kn2-7wOh2n5zvPKcuTTMSFSje3GZIIakKdzIHqKjYtI2xt0lzQJe2OlmrM4FHcw4W7S0jiMyyC0ysepM5cogk-Xg&_hsmi=68045287

 

How to resolve a technical problem through Microsoft's Get Help app

You can kick off a support request with Microsoft through a built-in Windows 10 app. Here is how to use the Microsoft app Get Help.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-resolve-a-technical-problem-through-microsofts-get-help-app/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Best Computer Speakers for Under $100 in 2018

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-computer-speakers-under-100

 

5 hacker-proof tactics for travelers

https://www.komando.com/columns/515198/5-hacker-proof-tactics-for-travelers

 

Amazon warns customers it leaked their names and email addresses

WHAT AREN'T YOU TELLING US AMAZON, AND WHY?

https://www.grahamcluley.com/amazon-warns-customers-it-leaked-their-names-and-email-addresses/

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