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Sat 12/22/2018 1484
Fri 12/21/2018 1483
Thur 12/20/2018 1482
Wed 12/19/2018 1481
Tue 12/18/2018 1480
Mon 12/17/2018 1479
Sun 12/16/2018 1478

Sat 1484 12/22/2018

FCC Effort to Stop Robotexts Prompts Censorship Concerns

The FCC decided to classify SMS and MMS messaging as 'information services,' so wireless carriers can keep fighting spam and scam robotext messages. But critics say Wednesday's vote opens the door for wireless carriers to censor legitimate text messages.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365458/fcc-effort-to-stop-robotexts-prompts-censorship-concerns?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

What Is A Wide Area Network (WAN)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/362355/what-is-a-wide-area-network-wan/

 

Twitter No Longer Limits You to Its Algorithmic Timeline

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/195501/twitter-no-longer-limits-you-to-its-algorithmic-timeline?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_bLSovw-lvOCeM9RCySCGpXIbGsqmMlkrCsbbgOoF93Q5NBcDQg9JV3_Ou_tFAMeoBssY_kdpzhAIa1Cx2t6tEc2h8gQ&_hsmi=68462095

 

CrowdStrike: Compelling Stories From The Cyber Intrusion Casebook 2018

https://blog.knowbe4.com/crowdstrike-compelling-stories-from-the-cyber-intrusion-casebook-2018

 

What Are OEM Products and Why Are They Cheaper?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/oem-products-cheaper-makeuseof-explains/

 

Taxpayer ID Numbers for 120 Million Brazilians Exposed Online

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/taxpayer-id-numbers-for-120-million-brazilians-exposed-online/

 

5 biggest security vulnerabilities of 2018

2018 brought massive, hardware-level security vulnerabilities to the forefront. Here's the five biggest vulnerabilities of the year, and how you can address them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-biggest-security-vulnerabilities-of-2018/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

PaperScan Scanner Software Home Edition

Easily acquire content from scanning devices, edit images and documents, then export or print them, with this easy-to-use program

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/PaperScan-Home.shtml

 

How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa's powerful automation tool creates lots of new possibilities. Here's how to put it to use.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3327501/speakers/how-to-use-alexa-routines.html?utm_date=20181221040959

 

How to Specify when to Run Storage Sense in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122365-specify-when-run-storage-sense-windows-10-a.html

 

Shooting Video With a Point and Shoot Camera

Learn About the Hardware Needed to Shoot HD Video With Your Camera

https://www.lifewire.com/point-and-shoot-movies-492707

 

How Drones Are Saving Lives

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-drones-are-saving-lives/

 

ASUS ZenBook S review: A solid Ultrabook but not ASUS's best

The ZenBook S from ASUS is pretty good, but not necessarily the one you should get.

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

 

This alternative operating system is easier than Windows and Apple

https://www.komando.com/tips/519779/this-os-that-youve-never-used-may-be-the-easiest-of-them-all

 

Police Use Fake Amazon Boxes to Catch Thieves

Police in New Jersey teamed up with Amazon to install porch cameras and add GPS trackers to fake boxes so they could easily locate and arrest thieves when a box gets stolen. The first theft happened just three minutes after a fake box delivery was made.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365437/police-use-fake-amazon-boxes-to-catch-thieves?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

How to Transfer a Windows Media Player Playlist to a Different Computer

https://www.howtogeek.com/393256/how-to-transfer-a-windows-media-player-playlist-to-a-different-computer/

 

Facebook Drags Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon Into Latest Privacy Controversy

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/195537/facebook-drags-apple-microsoft-and-amazon-into-latest-privacy-controversy?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_bLSovw-lvOCeM9RCySCGpXIbGsqmMlkrCsbbgOoF93Q5NBcDQg9JV3_Ou_tFAMeoBssY_kdpzhAIa1Cx2t6tEc2h8gQ&_hsmi=68462095

 

Kanye West Tops Dashlane’s List of 2018’s “Worst Password Offenders”

https://blog.knowbe4.com/kanye-west-tops-dashlanes-list-of-2018s-worst-password-offenders

 

This Cheap Gaming Computer Build Runs Fortnite and Minecraft Like Butter

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cheap-gaming-computer-build/

 

Op 'Sharpshooter' Uses Lazarus Group Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/op-sharpshooter-uses-lazarus-group-tactics-techniques-and-procedures/

 

Malware targeting IoT devices grew 72% in Q3 alone

Total malware samples grew 34% over the past year, with major rises in coinmining and fileless attacks, according to a McAfee Labs report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/malware-targeting-iot-devices-grew-72-in-q3-alone/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

The Thunderbird project provides a total redesign of the Mozilla e-mail component

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Email/Mozilla-Thunderbird-Stable-63070.shtml

 

Untangling the web of streaming TV voice controls

What cord-cutters can (and can't) do with Google Assistant, Alexa, and other voice assistants.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3329756/roku-inc/streaming-tv-voice-controls.html?utm_date=20181221041043

 

How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123828-set-default-tab-task-manager-windows-10-a.html

 

Understanding Optical and Digital Image Stabilization

When Shopping for a Camera, It's Important to Know the Difference

https://www.lifewire.com/optical-and-digital-image-stabilization-488000

 

How to Configure Anti-Malware Boot-Start Driver Policy in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/configure-anti-malware-boot-start-driver-policy-windows10/

 

ASUS ZenScreen GO MB16AP review: A portable display that won't drain your PC battery

If you like working with multiple displays, you can now do so while traveling, thanks to the ZenScreen Go.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-zenscreen-go-review

 

Pinpoint Wi-Fi issues in your home or office

https://www.komando.com/downloads/1994/pinpoint-wi-fi-issues-in-your-home-or-office

 

Hacker Uses Internet Meme to Send Hidden Commands to Malware

The hacker used Twitter and the 'What if I told you' meme to secretly tell a Windows-based strain of malware when to grab screenshots from infected PCs, Trend Micro says.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365516/hacker-uses-internet-meme-to-send-hidden-commands-to-malware?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

What Is Fiber Internet (And How Is It Different)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/355136/what-is-fiber-internet-and-how-is-it-different/

 

Windows 10 Will Soon Let You Create Temporary Windows Sandbox Environments for Testing

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/195540/windows-10-will-soon-let-you-create-temporary-windows-sandbox-environments-for-testing?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_bLSovw-lvOCeM9RCySCGpXIbGsqmMlkrCsbbgOoF93Q5NBcDQg9JV3_Ou_tFAMeoBssY_kdpzhAIa1Cx2t6tEc2h8gQ&_hsmi=68462095

 

NotPetya Causes Whopping 100 Million Insurance Coverage Lawsuit

https://blog.knowbe4.com/notpetya-causes-whopping-100-million-insurance-coverage-lawsuit

 

The 8 Best Mac Apps That Enhance Finder’s Functionality

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-apps-finder-functionality/

 

Windows 10 Notepad is Getting Better UTF-8 Encoding Support

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-notepad-is-getting-better-utf-8-encoding-support/

 

How to Bookmark All Tabs in Mozilla Firefox? Option in Tab Context Menu Missing

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-bookmark-all-tabs-in-mozilla-firefox-option-in-tab-context-menu-missing/

 

Ships infected with ransomware, USB malware, worms

Ships are the victims of cyber-security incidents more often than people think. Industry groups publish cyber-security guidelines to address issues.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ships-infected-with-ransomware-usb-malware-worms/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

 

15 essential Google Assistant commands you'll find yourself using every day

No matter if you're using a Google Home smart speaker, a display-equipped Google Home Hub, or just an Android smartphone, Google Assistant will make your smart home smarter.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3328490/google/essential-google-assistant-commands.html?utm_date=20181221041100

 

Richard Stallman: Dangers of IoT and Amazon Alexa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAP4N3KyLmM&t=6s

 

Create a Karaoke Party Powerhouse at Home with Your Stereo System

https://www.lifewire.com/throw-a-karaoke-party-4140428

 

What Technology Product Has You Patiently Waiting for an Update?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/technology-product-waiting-update/

 

Cortana will soon be able to read Outlook email to you

When driving you can have Cortana read back to you the most important emails of the day

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlook-cortana-emails

 

How to beat Google’s personalized ads

https://www.komando.com/columns/490628/how-to-beat-googles-personalized-ads

 

Thursday's Email Bomb Threat Has Ties to Earlier 'Sextortion' Scam

The mass email bomb threat on Thursday that turned out to be a hoax was likely perpetrated by a group of spammers who have also been scamming people with an email 'sextortion' scheme, according to Cisco's Talos security group.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365504/thursdays-email-bomb-threat-has-ties-to-earlier-sextortion?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

What It Means When Microsoft Stops Supporting Your Version of Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/392976/what-it-means-when-microsoft-stops-supporting-your-version-of-windows/

 

Lemmings Finally Comes to Mobile

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/195650/lemmings-finally-comes-to-mobile?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8lFLlbKQoN-BCACs09O8-9Lwn82OoJY1Y430_mpL9RUBtOWLB0Bhi4g6kXPbT50K_yU54OMRQnu5bHIIOd-Rw-N6TNLg&_hsmi=68516481

 

These Incredibly Realistic Fake Faces Show How AI Can Now Mess With Us

https://blog.knowbe4.com/these-incredibly-realistic-fake-faces-show-how-ai-can-now-mess-with-us

 

11 Hidden Mac Settings You Can Unlock With the Defaults Command

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-mac-settings-defaults-command/

 

Android Malware Tricks User to Log into PayPal to Steal Funds

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-malware-tricks-user-to-log-into-paypal-to-steal-funds/

 

Federal data privacy bill introduced by 15 US senators

The proposal has industry support.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/federal-data-privacy-law-introduced-by-15-us-senators/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=9

 

AI Set to Supercharge Phishing in 2019

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ai-set-to-supercharge-phishing-in/

 

Smart Alert for Mail (SAM) review: How to check your mailbox without leaving the house

While short on sophistication, this mailbox alert system might work well in some simple environments.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3328865/wi-fi/smart-alert-for-mail-review.html?utm_date=20181221041230

 

How to Tether Without The Fees - Hak5 2111

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07C1Ds8Nuqo

 

How to Set Up and Use Amazon Fire TV

How to set up and use Fire TV

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-and-use-amazon-fire-tv-4153899

 

How to Connect Your Android Phone to Gnome Desktop with GSConnect

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-android-gnome-desktop-gsconnect/

 

How to view power usage for apps with Task Manager on Windows 10

Task Manager now shows power usage information for apps and services, and here's how to see this data.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-view-power-usage-apps-task-manager-windows-10

 

Your fingerprint unlocks targeted advertising in your car

https://www.komando.com/listen/episode/100001547/your-fingerprint-unlocks-targeted-advertising-in-your-car

 

Report: Marriott Data Breach Part of Chinese Spy Campaign

Citing two unnamed sources 'briefed on the investigation,' The New York Times on Tuesday reported that the attack is believed to be part of a larger 'intelligence-gathering effort' by China's Ministry of State Security spy agency.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365440/report-marriott-data-breach-part-of-chinese-spy-campaign?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

[Heads-up] New Email Extortion Scam Bomb Threat Demands Bitcoin

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-new-email-extortion-scam-bomb-threat-demands-bitcoin

 

The Best Sunrise And Light Simulator Alarm Clocks

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9180/the-best-sunrise-and-light-simulator-alarm-clocks/

 

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition to Thwart Stalkers

To prevent the musician from coming face to face with her stalkers, Swift's team employed a somewhat controversial solution during her May 18 Rose Bowl show: facial-recognition technology, Rolling Stone reports.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365476/taylor-swift-used-facial-recognition-to-thwart-stalkers?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

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Android Phone Security Duped by 3D Printed Head

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10470/android-phone-security-duped-3d-printed-head

 

Microsoft confirms plan to rebuild Edge browser using Chromium on Windows 10

Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-confirms-plans-rebuild-edge-ground-using-chromium-windows-10

 

How to Hide Your Android Apps from Snooping Eyes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-android-apps/

 

How to turn your phone into a walkie-talkie

https://www.komando.com/tips/521609/how-to-turn-your-phone-into-a-walkie-talkie

 

6 Effortless Windows 10 Tweaks That’ll Make Your PC Feel Like Home

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/effortless-windows-10-tweaks/

 

Windows 10 Version 1809 Now Available to Basically Everyone

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/195486/windows-10-version-1809-now-available-to-basically-everyone?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HQ7rXdRrLv6xjsVgbZOhG-rLWgZ6xhmg9gKwMpHzrBhnMJeSRo-LskAJaDKq5tsbDv_5BeQe31DaLe4Z4ELYmySHR0w&_hsmi=68427913

 

T-Mobile reportedly pushes TV service rollout to 2019

The company initially said the service would launch this year.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/19/t-mobile-delays-tv-service-rollout-2019/?yptr=yahoo

 

Lenovo OneKey Recovery Not Working Windows 10/8/7? Solve It Now!

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/lenovo-onekey-recovery-not-working.html

 

How Can an Employer Recover Information I’ve Erased?

As much as you might wish it otherwise, it's just not practical to try and hide your computer activity from your employer.

https://askleo.com/how-can-an-employer-recover-information-ive-erased/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxsjN1EVppdfbL

 

Microsoft launches a new app to make using Office easier

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/9cd76273-3e7b-3a0f-9c00-2874e22d3ab0/microsoft-launches-a-new-app.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

Wireless Network Watcher

Simple, easy-to-use and lightweight software application that allows you to scan your network and view all the connected devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Network-Information/Wireless-Network-Watcher.shtml

 

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard review: Smart design, steep learning curve

This keyboard's unique shape takes some getting used to, but RSI sufferers will find it worth the effort.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3322918/computers/microsoft-sculpt-ergonomic-keyboard-review.html

 

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/365058/dji-mavic-2-pro?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Get Ready for Windows 10 “Vanadium” and “Vibranium”

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/get-ready-for-windows-10-vanadium-and-vibranium/

 

Figure Out What Your Camera Display Screen Is Showing You

https://www.lifewire.com/camera-display-screen-492714

 

WordPress Security Patch Addresses Privacy Leak Bug

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wordpress-security-patch-addresses-privacy-leak-bug/

 

Xbox Scarlett: Everything we know about Microsoft's next gaming console

Xbox Scarlett looks to be Microsoft's ambitious gaming console – here's what we know.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-scarlet

 

How to Find and Erase Your Google Assistant Voice Commands

https://www.maketecheasier.com/erase-googgle-assistant-voice-commands/

 

Get reminders to take a break from your computer

https://www.komando.com/downloads/516758/get-reminders-to-take-a-break-from-your-computer

 

3 Amazing iPhone XS Camera Features You Should Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/iphone-xs-camera-features/

 

OneNote Is Getting Support for Custom Tags

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/195488/onenote-is-getting-support-for-custom-tags?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HQ7rXdRrLv6xjsVgbZOhG-rLWgZ6xhmg9gKwMpHzrBhnMJeSRo-LskAJaDKq5tsbDv_5BeQe31DaLe4Z4ELYmySHR0w&_hsmi=68427913

 

Windows Sandbox is a safer way to run programs you don't trust

The feature takes the uncertainty out of launching unknown .exe files.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/19/windows-sandbox-safety-programs/?yptr=yahoo

 

Windows 10 Backup Not Working? Solutions Are Here! (2 Cases)

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-10-backup-not-working.html

 

A Drive with All My Data is Showing as Unformatted — What Do I Do?

Occasionally, when moving a drive to another machine, it'll show up as unformatted. I'll look at some possible causes and actions to take.

https://askleo.com/a_drive_with_all_my_data_is_showing_as_unformatted_what_do_i_do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxsjN1EVppdfbL

 

What to expect from the next major Windows 10 update

https://news.yahoo.com/expect-next-major-windows-10-100349398.html

 

youtube-dl

A powerful command-line software that allows you to download videos from YouTube-like websites

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/youtube-dl-16227.shtml

 

Record live HD TV for less with this deal on Amazon's Fire TV Recast over-the-air DVR

Get 500GB for $40 off and 1TB for $50 off.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3327680/streaming-hardware/record-live-hd-tv-for-less-with-this-deal-on-amazons-fire-tv-recast-over-the-air-dvr.html

 

Turning Big Ideas From NASA Into Products You Can Use

Flying a mission to Mars is cool, but students at Cal Poly Pomona are applying technologies that originated at the space agency to products that will help us here on Earth, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364823/turning-big-ideas-from-nasa-into-products-you-can-use?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

The Key to a Secure Smart Home? A Secure Wi-Fi Network

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/the-key-to-a-secure-smart-home-a-secure-wi-fi-network/

 

Guide to Wi-Fi Camcorders and Video Cameras

Can camcorders cut the cord?

https://www.lifewire.com/guide-to-wi-fi-camcorders-487986

 

New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-bomb-threat-email-scam-campaign-demanding-20k-in-bitcoin/

 

What are Xbox 'Anaconda' and 'Lockhart'? Here are the latest next-gen Xbox rumors we're working with.

Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like?

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-does-next-gen-look-xbox-here-are-latest-rumors

 

How to Fix Missing .dll Files Error in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-missing-dll-files-error-windows/

 

Find your lost Android device

https://www.komando.com/tips/518489/find-your-lost-android-device

 

What Is HTTP/2 and How Does It Affect the Internet’s Future?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-http2/

 

Movies Anywhere Comes to Xfinity

https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/195480/movies-anywhere-comes-to-xfinity?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HQ7rXdRrLv6xjsVgbZOhG-rLWgZ6xhmg9gKwMpHzrBhnMJeSRo-LskAJaDKq5tsbDv_5BeQe31DaLe4Z4ELYmySHR0w&_hsmi=68427913

 

Apple TV's zero sign-on is live, starting with Charter Spectrum

The cable provider's app is delayed until next year.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/19/apple-tvs-zero-sign-on-is-live-for-charter-spectrum/?yptr=yahoo

 

Top 10 Hidden Windows Features (You'll Wish You Knew Sooner)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNvmq5qDHFY

 

How Do I Keep My Kids Safe from Internet Garbage?

There's a lot of garbage on the internet, and it's difficult to prevent your children from seeing it. There are tools to help and steps to take.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-keep-my-kids-safe-from-internet-garbage/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxsjN1EVppdfbL

 

Why You'll Still Need Wifi When 5G Is Everywhere, According to the Wi-Fi Alliance

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/why-youll-still-wifi-5g-141800675.html

 

Chrome will finally take on sites that try to block you from using the back button

https://bgr.com/2018/12/18/chrome-back-button-doesnt-work-sites-fix/

 

How to Disable Touchpad when Mouse is Connected in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/111633-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-connected-windows-10-a.html

 

Some Older Mazdas Can Now Get Apple Car Play, Android Auto

Both systems are now available as $199 dealer-installed updates for 2014 model year and newer Mazdas with the company's Connect infotainment system.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365076/some-older-mazdas-can-now-get-apple-car-play-android-auto?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

U.S.-Less: The iPhone’s eSIM Slot Isn’t Compatible with Any U.S. Carrier Yet

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/u.s.-less-the-iphones-esim-slot-isnt-compatible-with-any-u.s.-carrier-yet/

 

What Is Shutter Lag Time?

Don't Let Shutter Lag Bring You Down... Fix It!

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-shutter-lag-time-492713

 

Shamoon Disk-Wiping Malware Re-Emerges with a Third Variant

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/shamoon-disk-wiping-malware-re-emerges-with-a-third-variant/

 

Microsoft issues another batch of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Another cumulative update is ready for October 2018 Update PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-issues-another-batch-fixes-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

Walmart iOS App Now Includes AR Scanner to Do Product Comparisons

https://www.maketecheasier.com/walmart-app-ar-scanner-product-comparisons/

 

Don't download this app that can deplete your PayPal account

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/520856/dont-download-this-app-that-can-deplete-your-paypal-account

 

5 Linux Tablets and Tablet Projects Worth Looking Into

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-tablets/

 

Our First Look at Razer’s Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for the Xbox One

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/195491/our-first-look-at-razers-wireless-keyboard-and-mouse-for-the-xbox-one?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HQ7rXdRrLv6xjsVgbZOhG-rLWgZ6xhmg9gKwMpHzrBhnMJeSRo-LskAJaDKq5tsbDv_5BeQe31DaLe4Z4ELYmySHR0w&_hsmi=68427913

 

[Tip] How to Restore Live Bookmarks and RSS Feed Reader in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restore-live-bookmarks-and-rss-feed-reader-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Top 20 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skKRxAU8hJk&t=6s

 

Ex-Microsoft Intern: Google Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/282490-ex-microsoft-intern-google-deliberately-crippled-edge-browser?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Apple Admits the New iPad Could Be Prone to Bending

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-admits-ipad-could-prone-235500873.html

 

How badly do you want this to be exactly what the Galaxy S10+ looks like?

https://bgr.com/2018/12/19/galaxy-s10-release-date-soon-photo-shows-amazing-design/

 

How to Change Height or Width Size of Taskbar in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104233-change-height-width-size-taskbar-windows-10-a.html

 

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.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

How To See Your iCloud Calendar on Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/392848/how-to-see-your-icloud-calendar-on-android/

 

How Do I Fix It When My Camera Uses Batteries Too Fast?

Digital camera FAQ: basic photography questions

https://www.lifewire.com/my-camera-uses-batteries-too-fast-492997

 

New LamePyre macOS Malware Sends Screenshots to Attacker

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-lamepyre-macos-malware-sends-screenshots-to-attacker/

 

Kensington Surface Pro Dock review: Turn your Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio

While not cheap, Kensington's new dock is a stunning achievement in functional design that any Surface Pro owner should want.

https://www.windowscentral.com/kensington-sd7000-review

 

Chrome To Combat Sticky 'Back Button' Websites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10471/chrome-combat-sticky-back-button-websites

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All your questions about the new iOS 12, answered

https://macpaw.com/how-to/apple-ios-12-update

 

Should you buy Office 2019 or Office 365?

Getting a version of Office shouldn't be complicated. In this guide, we'll help you to pick the best option for your needs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/office-2019-or-office-365-which-one-you-should-get

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1809, OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE, NOW FULLY AVAILABLE

The October 2018 Update is now officially available for most devices, but Microsoft is only recommending advanced users to upgrade.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1809-october-2018-update-fully-available/

 

U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Fail Cybersecurity Audit

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-ballistic-missile-defense-systems-fail-cybersecurity-audit/

 

The Best Features in elementaryOS You May Have Overlooked

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-features-elementaryos-linux/

 

Google Pixel Night Sight Shoot-Out: Which Phone Takes the Best Low-Light Photos?

Google's new Night Sight low-light camera mode takes amazing photos in super low light. Here's how it compares with other top phones from Apple, LG, OnePlus, and Samsung.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365051/google-pixel-night-sight-shoot-out-which-phone-takes-the-bes?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

What You Need to Know About “Dark Patterns” and How They Trick Users

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-dark-patterns-work/

 

Pixel 3 Review: Still The Best Android Phone Around, No Longer The Best Value

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9075/pixel-3-review-still-the-best-android-phone-around-no-longer-the-best-value/

 

Foscam FI8905W Outdoor Wireless Security Camera Review

This camera is definitely built to handle the elements

https://www.lifewire.com/foscam-fi8905w-outdoor-wireless-security-camera-review-2487152

 

Here's how to choose between the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod

  - Amazon, Google and Apple all sell smart speakers with access to voice assistants.

  - Some can do everything from showing you recipes to unlocking your front door.

  - Here are the pros and cons of smart speakers so you can decide which is best for you.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/17/google-home-amazon-echo-apple-homepod-how-to-choose.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Facebook denies it let more than 150 companies misuse personal data

But the social network didn't directly address a report that it gave "partners" far more access to private data than it has publicly disclosed.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/facebook-denies-it-let-other-tech-companies-misuse-personal-data-n949701

 

Careful! Windows 10's 'Check for updates' button may download beta code

Microsoft said it uses updates issued in the latter half of the month to beta-test non-security features.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3326833/windows/careful-windows-10s-check-for-updates-button-may-download-beta-code.html

 

5 steps to record and share your family history

https://www.komando.com/tips/514062/5-steps-to-record-and-share-your-family-history

 

Download Skype for More Features Than Windows 10’s Built-In Version

https://www.howtogeek.com/393368/download-skype-for-more-features-than-windows-10s-built-in-version/

 

Google's New Project Fi Deal Could Net You a Free Moto X4

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/googles-new-project-fi-deal-could-net-you-free-moto-x4-0181221/

 

Samsung Can't Afford to Hold Back Anymore

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/samsung-cant-afford-hold-back-162000404.html

 

A closer look at Microsoft Launcher 5.1 for Android's new features

The next big feature update for Microsoft Launcher is packing lots of new changes and enhancements. Here's what to expect.

https://www.windowscentral.com/hands-microsoft-launcher-51-android

 

How to sync the clock manually on Windows 10

If your system clock is out of sync, use these steps to resynchronize the correct date and time using the Windows 10 Settings app.

https://pureinfotech.com/sync-clock-windows-10/

 

Twitter Fixes Bug That Gives Unauthorized Access to Direct Messages

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twitter-fixes-bug-that-gives-unauthorized-access-to-direct-messages/

 

7 Useful Ways to Reuse an Old Router: Don’t Throw It Away!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ways-reuse-old-router/

 

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.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

5 of the Best Wi-Fi Analyzers for Windows to Find Out Which Wi-Fi Signal Is Most Reliable

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-wifi-analyzers-for-windows/

 

The Best Hand Warmers For Long Lasting Heat

https://www.reviewgeek.com/7667/the-best-hand-warmers-for-long-lasting-heat/

 

Beginner Winter Photography Tips And Techniques

Winter brings its own set of issues for photographers

https://www.lifewire.com/beginner-winter-photography-tips-492693

 

How to clear all those old emails out of Gmail so you don't have to pay for storage

  - Longtime Gmail users may be starting to run out of the 15 gigabytes of free storage Google provides.

  - Here's how you can delete thousands of clutter emails in bulk and free up space.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/17/how-to-clear-all-those-old-emails-out-of-gmail-and-reclaim-your-peace-of-mind.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

First lawsuit against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica filed by Washington, D.C., attorney general

“Facebook failed to protect the privacy of its users and deceived them about who had access to their data and how it was used,” Karl Racine said in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/first-lawsuit-against-facebook-over-cambridge-analytica-filed-washington-d-n949956

 

A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox

If Microsoft doesn't include Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass, it's difficult to see how a new subscription service would succeed.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3328098/windows/microsoft-365-subscription-for-consumers-without-or-without-xbox.html

 

Get reminders to take a break from your computer

https://www.komando.com/downloads/516758/get-reminders-to-take-a-break-from-your-computer

 

Windows 10’s Next Update Brings a “Zoom” Feature to the Console

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-10s-next-update-brings-a-zoom-feature-to-the-console/

 

Force Switch to T-Mobile or Sprint on Project Fi

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/force-switch-t-mobile-sprint-project-fi-0180878/

 

Charge Your Phone Wirelessly with This Ultra-Portable Pad

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/charge-phone-wirelessly-ultra-portable-162400497.html

 

Surface 'Andromeda' might use face detection for intuitive volume controls

Microsoft is having to rethink a bunch of mobile phone staples in its pursuit of a folding tablet, including things as basic as volume controls.

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-andromeda-might-use-face-detection-improve-volume-controls

 

Windows Sandbox is a feature to run unknown apps in isolation

Windows 10 is getting a new sandbox feature to run unknown apps that may be harmful to your device in an isolated lightweight environment called "Windows Sandbox."

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-sandbox-feature-windows-10-1903/

 

123456 Is the Most Used Password for the 5th Year in a Row

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/123456-is-the-most-used-password-for-the-5th-year-in-a-row/

 

6 Changes Windows Users Need to Accept to When Switching to Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-users-accept-switching-linux/

 

What Is a Smart Home Hub (And Do You Need One)?

Smart home automation hubs are a one-stop solution for unifying your connected gadgets and controlling them from one app, instead of many. But do you really need one?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2468647,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

TV Streaming Services Up 212% in Viewing Hours in the Past Year

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tv-streaming-services-viewing-hours/

 

Magic Actions for YouTube for Chrome

A Google Chrome extension that helps users enhance their YouTube watching experience by expanding the screen or applying filters

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

 

Understand Camera Zoom Lenses

Optical Zoom Vs. Digital Zoom

https://www.lifewire.com/understand-camera-zoom-lenses-493015

 

3 Ways to Create Automatic File Backup in Windows 10 Easily

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/automatic-file-backup.html

 

Spam calls grew 300 percent worldwide in 2018, according to Truecaller

According to a company that was named Chinese spyware

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18147077/spam-calls-grew-300-percent-worldwide-in-2018-according-to-truecaller

 

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

 

How to beat Google’s personalized ads

https://www.komando.com/columns/490628/how-to-beat-googles-personalized-ads

 

The Best Note-Taking Apps for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/392278/best-note-taking-apps-for-android-in-2018/

 

15 Windows Settings You Should Change Now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kFXnomRWQ

 

Microsoft's Next Xbox Is Codenamed Anaconda — And It Will Be Powerful

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-apos-next-xbox-codenamed-143500500.html

 

Today's smartphones are PCs — that's a challenge (and opportunity) for Microsoft

Throughout the last decade, the mobile evolution created a new normal. We're now carrying very powerful, slate-shaped, touchscreen computers in our pockets.

https://www.windowscentral.com/todays-smartphones-are-pcs-and-thats-challenge-and-opportunity-microsoft

 

SURFACE STUDIO 2: TECH SPECS, PRICING, DETAILS

The Surface Studio 2 keeps the same first generation design, but with new internals, including USB Type-C and speedy NVMe SSD storage.

https://pureinfotech.com/surface-studio-2-tech-specs-pricing-details/

 

Save the Children Charity Org Scammed for Almost $1 Million

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/save-the-children-charity-org-scammed-for-almost-1-million/

 

What Is Wi-Fi 6 and Do You Need a New Router?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-wifi-6/

 

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.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Secure Your Chromebook

https://www.maketecheasier.com/howto-secure-chromebook/

 

CrossOver

A commercial project that allows users to install their favorite Windows apps in Linux

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/CrossOver-3883.shtml

 

How to Print Photos Directly off a Camera

Find tips for using WI-FI and Pictbridge with cameras

https://www.lifewire.com/print-photos-directly-off-a-camera-493561

 

3 Ways to The Drive Is Not a Valid Backup Location in Win10/8/7

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/drive-not-valid-backup-location.html

 

Apple sent iPhone owners unwanted push notifications to promote Carpool Karaoke

Seemingly in violation of its own developer rules regarding notification etiquette

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18145289/apple-iphone-ios-push-notifications-carpool-karaoke

 

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

 

One big secret the streaming companies don't want you to know

https://www.komando.com/tips/520445/one-big-secret-the-streaming-companies-dont-want-you-to-know

 

Mobile CPUs Are Now as Fast as Most Desktop PCs

https://www.howtogeek.com/393139/mobile-cpus-are-now-as-fast-as-your-desktop-pc/

 

11 Hidden Chrome Features (You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner)

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

 

How to Keep Apple From Spamming Your Phone

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/keep-apple-spamming-phone-183000549.html

 

Score an extra controller with this $250 Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite bundle

Get your game on.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-extra-controller-xbox-one-s-1tb-fortnite-bundle

 

We might finally be getting an Apple battery case for the iPhone Xs

https://qz.com/1499813/apple-is-reportedly-making-battery-cases-for-the-iphone-xs/?yptr=yahoo

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(Note:  Due to major changes to my schedule, I pushed up my timetable on upgrading another system to 1809.  I have upgraded and everything appears to have gone well.  I did find additional OS updates and driver updates (non-Windows Update).  Don't forget to review all settings particularly on privacy.  I will let you know of any further problems.)

 

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/ankis-vector-is-getting-alexa-access-next-week/

 

How to connect a Pixel 3 to a Chromebook—and why you should

Connecting the Pixel 3 and Chromebook is one of the simplest, most convenient phone/laptop connections you'll ever use.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-a-pixel-3-to-a-chromebook-and-why-you-should/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Tech Products of 2018

From PCs, peripherals, and smart home tech to apps, games, and well beyond, in 16 top categories, these are the very best products we've tested all year. It's the ultimate holiday gift guide for the most deserving tech lovers on your list.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/364882/the-best-tech-products-of-2018?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Dell.com Hit with Cyber Attack, then Resets All Customer Passwords

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dell-com-cyber-attack-customer-passwords/

 

How to turn any old outlet into a smart outlet

https://www.komando.com/tips/514134/how-to-turn-any-old-outlet-into-a-smart-outlet

 

How to Watch Local Channels on Roku for Free: 7 Methods to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/watch-local-channels-roku-free/

 

Google Pixel Wireless Charging – Is It Even Possible? Pixel (xl-2-2xl)

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/google-pixel-wireless-charging-xl-2-2xl/

 

Ridiculous! This $165 8GB Radeon RX 580 is one of the best graphics card deals in a long time

A single-fan MSI Radeon RX 580 is just $165 after checkout code and $20 mail-in rebate at Newegg.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3324250/computers/ridiculous-this-165-8gb-radeon-rx-580-is-one-of-the-best-graphics-card-deals-in-a-long-time.html

 

Tips for Mobile Photography

Snap amazing pictures on the go

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

 

Run a Windows Virtual Machine on your Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-windows-virtual-machine

 

Project Fi Adds 3 New Supported Phones — Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ & V35 ThinQ

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/news/project-fi-adds-3-new-supported-phones-moto-g6-lg-g7-thinq-v35-thinq-0185005/

 

Ubuntu 19.04 is Named “Disco Dingo,” Arriving April 2019

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/ubuntu-19.04-is-named-disco-dingo-arriving-april-2019/

 

Best Windows Laptops of 2018

We live and breathe Windows laptops, using and reviewing plenty to find the best overall picks for you

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-windows-laptop

 

How to Decrypt the InsaneCrypt or Everbe 1 Family of Ransomware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ransomware/decryptor/how-to-decrypt-the-insanecrypt-or-everbe-1-family-of-ransomware/

 

Brute force and dictionary attacks: A cheat sheet

Brute force encryption and password cracking are dangerous tools in the wrong hands. Here's what cybersecurity pros need to know to protect enterprises against brute force and dictionary attacks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/brute-force-and-dictionary-attacks-a-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Tim Cook: The Tech Industry Needs to Prep for Regulation

'I'm a big believer in the free market. But we have to admit when the free market is not working. And it hasn't worked here,' Cook tells Axios in reference to US privacy regulations.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365029/tim-cook-the-tech-industry-needs-to-prep-for-regulation?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Install and Run Pantheon Desktop on Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-run-pantheon-desktop-ubuntu/

 

Free tool to diagnose and fix USB troubles

https://www.komando.com/downloads/485174/free-tool-to-diagnose-and-fix-usb-troubles

 

How to Transfer Files Between Android and Mac: 7 Easy Methods

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-file-transfer-transfer-files-android-mac/

 

How to Disable Avast – Guide to Turn off Avast on Windows & Mac OS

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/how-to-disable-avast/

 

Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD review: Top-tier performance for a song

This NVMe SSD rivals Samsung's 970 Pro in performance, for a lot less dough.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/

3323075/storage/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-nvme-ssd-review.html

 

The Top 5 Photo Editing Skills to Master

Look like a pro with every photo

https://www.lifewire.com/top-photo-editing-skills-4156285

 

Need a VPN for Mac? Here are the best, both free and paid-for

What's the best VPN for Mac?

 

Get at Least 3 Months of Free Project Fi When You Buy an LG G7 or V35

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/get-least-3-months-free-project-fi-when-you-buy-lg-g7-v35-0186049/

 

How to Set Up Dual SIM Cards on the iPhone XS, Max, and XR

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-set-up-dual-sim-cards-on-the-iphone-xs-max-and-xr/

 

Surface 'Centaurus' is another dual-screen Microsoft PC with Windows Core OS

Microsoft and Intel may be working together on a new dual-screen Surface PC that runs Microsoft's new modern Windows Core OS and is designed to kickstart a new form factor of devices for Windows.

https://www.windowscentral.com/centaurus

 

Shamoon Disk Wiper Returns with Second Sample Uncovered this Month

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/shamoon-disk-wiper-returns-with-second-sample-uncovered-this-month/

 

How to install Linux software from source

If you're curious about installing Linux apps from source, Jack Wallen questions if that's the best route.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-linux-software-from-source/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Traveling for the Holidays? Protect Your Home With These Gadgets

According to a recent PCMag survey, 60 percent of people travel over the holidays, and some of their top concerns include package theft, theft or break ins, and their pets' safety.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365034/traveling-for-the-holidays-protect-your-home-with-these-gad?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Access Apps from the Windows 10 Lock Screen

https://www.maketecheasier.com/access-apps-windows10-lock-screen/

 

Best streaming boxes for getting the shows and movies you want

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

 

How to Prevent Any App From Using Mobile Data on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/prevent-any-app-using-mobile-data-android/

 

Twitter is relaunching the reverse-chronological feed as an option for all users starting today

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18145089/twitter-latest-tweets-toggle-ranked-feed-timeline-algorithm

 

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

 

What Is a Camera Zoom Lens Definition?

What Do the Numbers on Camera Zoom Lenses Mean?

https://www.lifewire.com/zoom-lens-definition-493195

 

Windows 10 19H1 to Bring New Task Manager Features

The built-in Task Manager is a tool that comes in extremely handy for power users in Windows 10, and all the subtle tweaks that Microsoft has implemented lately make it an even more useful application.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-19h1-to-bring-new-task-manager-features-524285.shtml

 

SO I Installed a Mini Computer (intel NUC) in the Garage, and its Glorious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHoj7OZhcvI

 

The Best Note-Taking Apps for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/392278/best-note-taking-apps-for-android-in-2018/

 

Surface Go with LTE review: A solid device despite poor battery life and a high price

Microsoft's little Surface reminds us of how far Intel and Qualcomm still need to go

https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-go-lte

 

How to Decrypt HiddenTear Ransomware Variants

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ransomware/decryptor/how-to-decrypt-hiddentear-ransomware-variants/

 

How to use Cloudflare encrypted DNS on Android

If you're looking for an easy means of enabling encrypted DNS on Android, the Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 app is the way to go.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-cloudflare-encrypted-dns-on-android/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Why Internet Users Around the World Use VPNs

Virtual private networks serve a host of different functions across worldwide web usage, from accessing entertainment content and social networks to anonymous browsing.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/362553/why-internet-users-around-the-world-use-vpns?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

17 Fun Linux Commands to Run in the Terminal

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fun-linux-commands/

 

Governments worldwide under cyberattack -- Are you using the worst passwords around? -- Flaw in Samsung's mobile site is spotted

https://www.komando.com/listen/episode/100001532/governments-worldwide-under-cyberattack-are-you-using-the-worst-passwords-around-flaw-in-samsung-s-mobile-site-is-spotted

 

Mac Taking Too Long to Shut Down? 7 Tips and Fixes to Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/does-your-mac-take-too-long-to-shut-down-try-these-fixes/

 

How the new AT&T could bully its way to streaming domination

Without net neutrality rules, telecom-backed streaming services are free to fight dirty

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18146186/att-time-warner-streaming-video-net-neutrality

 

How to Specify when Storage Sense Delete Files in Recycle Bin in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122380-specify-when-storage-sense-delete-files-recycle-bin-windows-10-a.html

 

Beginner's Guide to Pocket Camcorders

A newer breed of camcorder offers ease-of-use and portability.

https://www.lifewire.com/beginners-guide-to-pocket-camcorders-487999

 

Kodi

Your one stop shop for all your media! This is the original XBMC software for Linux operating systems

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/XBMC-Media-Center-41393.shtml

 

How to Put Your iPhone or iPad into DFU Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/392179/how-to-put-your-iphone-or-ipad-into-dfu-mode/

 

How to Tweak Windows 10 for Gaming and Productivity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdb4iybN8gg

 

Firefox is getting a native ARM64 version for Snapdragon PCs

The future of Always Connected PCs is starting to take shape.

https://www.windowscentral.com/firefox-getting-native-arm64-version-snapdragon-pcs

 

Phishing Attack Pretends to be a Office 365 Non-Delivery Email

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attack-pretends-to-be-a-office-365-non-delivery-email/

 

Why you should calibrate your computer monitors

Content creators stare at screens for several hours a day making calibrated monitors a must.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-you-should-calibrate-your-computer-monitors/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

This drone shrinks to fit

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/14/this-drone-shrinks-to-fit/

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The Case for a Human Security Officer

Wanted: a security exec responsible for identifying and mitigating the attack vectors and vulnerabilities specifically targeting and involving people.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/the-case-for-a-human-security-officer/a/d-id/1333393

 

6 Effortless Windows 10 Tweaks That’ll Make Your PC Feel Like Home

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/effortless-windows-10-tweaks

 

How to show hidden files on your computer

https://www.komando.com/tips/516833/how-to-show-hidden-files-on-your-computer

 

What Is a “Banking Trojan?”

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-banking-trojan/

 

How to Wipe a Hard Drive

Wipe a computer hard drive clean with these steps

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

 

Capitalinstall malware targets healthcare sector, delivers payload via Microsoft Azure

Cloud storage providers offer virus and malware scanning, but the existence of that service is not enough to assume files from the cloud are not malicious.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/capitalinstall-malware-targets-healthcare-sector-delivers-payload-via-microsoft-azure/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

DeepPhish Project Shows Malicious AI is Not as Dangerous as Feared

https://www.securityweek.com/deepphish-project-shows-malicious-ai-not-dangerous-feared

 

Set Up Google Fi on Your iPhone

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/set-up-google-fi-your-iphone-0174991/

 

Phone Battery Life Is Either Getting Worse or Improving Dramatically

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/mobile/280057-phone-battery-life-is-either-getting-worse-or-improving-dramatically?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Remove Old Images from Windows 10’s Lock Screen History

https://www.howtogeek.com/368315/how-to-remove-old-images-from-lock-screen-background-history-in-settings/

 

Phishing at centre of cyber attack on Ukraine infrastructure

Phishing is one of the key tools used by cyber attackers against critical national infrastructure (CNI), as highlighted by attacks on telecommunications in Ukraine

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252453892/Phishing-at-centre-of-cyber-attack-on-Ukraine-infrastructure

 

That was fast! Bad Guys Are Using The Marriott Breach For Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/that-was-fast-bad-guys-are-using-the-marriott-breach-for-phishing-attacks

 

Windows 10 Will Let You Create Your Own Quick Actions

Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 feature that will allow users to create their own quick actions in the Action Center.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-will-let-you-create-your-own-quick-actions-524283.shtml

 

Exclusive: iPhone XS Crushes XR in Cellular Signal Test Results

The iPhone XS and XS Max speed past the XR in our most recent signal test results, showing that XR downloads may stall while their more expensive siblings zip along in the fast lane.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/364768/exclusive-iphone-xs-crushes-xr-in-cellular-signal-test-resu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

Apple hires former Tesla and Microsoft senior designer

Andrew Kim says he's worked on Windows 10, Xbox One S and several cars.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/apple-tesla-microsoft-designer-hire-windows-10-hololens-model-3/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple Assembles the Biggest Heart Study Ever

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-masses-biggest-heart-study-234800732.html

 

Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Little refinements make a big difference

The latest Windows 10 feature update brings with it lots of refinements and a few new features. So is it any good? Check out our in-depth review for answers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2018-update-review

 

How to Move Beyond Online Reviews and Shop Smarter

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/move-beyond-online-reviews/

 

Figure out which apps you should delete from your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/516905/figure-out-which-apps-you-should-delete-from-your-android-phone

 

What Is “Bloatware,” and Why Is It Installed?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-bloatware/

 

How to Make Folders and Group Apps on the iPhone

Organize your iPhone to save time and avoid aggravation

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

 

What are Linux man pages?

Jack Wallen goes full-on Linux 101 and describes what the "M" stands for in "RTFM."

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-are-linux-man-pages/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

DHS Says SamSam Ransomware is Targeting Critical Infrastructure Entities

https://www.securityweek.com/dhs-says-samsam-ransomware-targeting-critical-infrastructure-entities

 

Here's How Much Money You Could Save by Switching to Google Fi

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/news/heres-much-money-you-could-save-by-switching-google-fi-0174489/

 

Analysis of cyberattack on U.S. think tanks, non-profits, public sector by unidentified attackers

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/12/03/analysis-of-cyberattack-on-u-s-think-tanks-non-profits-public-sector-by-unidentified-attackers/

 

How to Use Watermarks in a Microsoft Word Document

https://www.howtogeek.com/381732/how-to-use-watermarks-in-a-microsoft-word-document/

 

Don’t trust Google Maps for banks’ contact details – At least not for now.

https://www.hackread.com/fraudsters-changing-contact-details-of-bank-on-google-maps/

 

[Scam Of The Week] New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn And Infect People With GandCrab Ransomware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-new-sextortion-attacks-take-a-dark-turn-and-infect-people-with-gandcrab-ransomware

 

Samba

A set of utilities that implement the SMB protocol on Linux, allowing users to access Windows shares

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Samba-67.shtml

 

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=12

 

Google Assistant will warn you when it predicts flight delays

You'll know to bring some extra reading material.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/google-assistant-proactive-flight-delay-warnings/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple is giving away money again in its latest promotion

https://bgr.com/2018/12/17/app-store-apple-id-bonus-new-promotion/

 

Microsoft issues another batch of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Another cumulative update is ready for October 2018 Update PCs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-issues-another-batch-fixes-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

The 7 Best Android Anti-Theft Apps to Protect Your Device

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-android-anti-theft-solutions-compared-which-is-the-best/

 

22 apps pulled after this new adware trick tried to get more cash

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/519767/apps-using-adware-to-get-more-cash

 

4 Most Common Cyber Attacks Used Against Older People in 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/common-cyber-attacks-used-against-senior-citizens/

 

How to Add Startup Items to Your Mac

Automatically launch applications or items when you boot your Mac

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

 

Adding graphics to the Windows System for Linux

With X410, adding an X Server to Windows is now a lot easier.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/adding-graphics-to-the-windows-system-for-linux/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

He's not cracked RSA-1024 encryption, he's a very naughty Belarusian ransomware middleman

Dr Shifro pays ransom, gets discount and adds its own margin, says Check Point

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/04/ransomware_helper_was_middleman_dr_shifro/

 

How to reuse your printer ink cartridges and not have a printer cartridge still empty message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w46p_xMwq4&t=5s

 

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

 

Mobile CPUs Are Now as Fast as Most Desktop PCs

https://www.howtogeek.com/393139/mobile-cpus-are-now-as-fast-as-your-desktop-pc/

 

Phishing Used to Launch GreyEnergy's ICS Attacks

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/phishing-used-to-launch/

 

When Does a Legitimate Password Reset Email Feel Like a Phishing Attack? Just Ask Citrix Users

https://blog.knowbe4.com/when-does-a-legitimate-password-reset-email-feel-like-a-phishing-attack-just-ask-citrix-users

 

Is Malwarebytes Safe to Use? Best Anti-Malware Software [Updated 2018]

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/is-malwarebytes-safe/

 

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=12

 

Lenovo's new ThinkPads are its first with Intel's 8th-gen processors

Along with a traditional notebook, the L390 Yoga brings the flexible fun.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/lenovo-thinkpad-l390-yoga-intel/?yptr=yahoo

 

Amazon has a keychain that wirelessly charges your Apple Watch

https://bgr.com/2018/12/17/portable-apple-watch-charger-keychain-on-amazon/

 

Intel launches 'modern' graphics drivers for Windows 10

Intel's new drivers are aimed at providing broad support in one package across all Windows 10 editions.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-launches-modern-graphics-drivers-windows-10

 

What Can You Buy With an Apple or iTunes Gift Card?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/got-apple-itunes-gift-card-heres-can-buy/

 

How reliable are fingerprints?

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34825824/how-reliable-are-fingerprints

 

How to Delete Dropbox Files at a Scheduled Time

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-delete-dropbox-files-finesse/

 

Use 'Find My iPhone' to Locate a Lost or Stolen Phone

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-find-my-iphone-to-find-a-lost-stolen-iphone-2000761

 

How to use the Mini-Update Tool to take control of Windows 10 updates

If Microsoft Windows 10 updates cause you headaches. A third-party tool known as the Mini-Update Tool may provide the solution.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-mini-update-tool-to-take-control-of-windows-10-updates/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

More data joy: Email scammers are buying marks' info from legit biz intelligence firms

London Blue gang probably has your firm's org chart

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/email_scammers_use_business_intelligence_services/

 

Windows 10 Home vs Pro: What's the Difference Anyway?

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

 

List of Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

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

 

Chrome OS 70 Brings Better Tablet Mode to Chromebooks, Here’s What’s New

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/chrome-os-70-brings-better-tablet-mode-to-chromebooks-heres-whats-new/

 

This phishing scam group built a list of 50,000 execs to target

CEO fraud group has a big list of potential victims; just hope you aren't on it.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-phishing-scam-group-built-a-list-of-50000-execs-to-target/

 

OUCH! Newsletter: Yes, You Are a Target

https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/resources/yes-you-are-target

 

Android System Webview: How does this App Work

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/android-system-webview/

 

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=12

 

Best Buy Slumps After BAML Downgrade on iPhone Sales Caution

Analysts at Bank of American Merrill Lynch lower their rating on the electronics retailer and slash their price target by nearly 30%.

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/best-buy-slumps-after-baml-downgrade-on-iphone-sales-caution-14812409?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

Apple’s Face ID wipes the floor with Android’s facial recognition

https://bgr.com/2018/12/17/iphone-vs-android-facial-recognition-test-face-id/

 

Apple fixes October 2018 Update iCloud bug, Microsoft removes upgrade block

Use iCloud? Now you can upgrade to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/apple-fixes-october-2018-update-icloud-bug-microsoft-lifts-upgrade-block

 

7 Useful Rotten Tomatoes Features Beyond Tomatometer Ratings

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/useful-rotten-tomatoes-features/

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(Note: With regards to the one machine I have updated to 1809, I did have a subsequent problem with wi-fi, but a reboot seems to have solved that issue.  Some have had deleted personal files, I have not noticed that.  Others have had issues with sound and I published a troubleshooting article yesterday to help, but with the one machine, no such issue.  I will still be cautious and have full backups before upgrading any machine.  I will be upgrading another before Christmas.)

 

What is Magecart? Credit card-stealing malware proves hard to stop

In 2018, multiple large-scale online retailers like Ticketmaster and British Airways revealed that their sites were breached by Magecart hackers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/what-magecart-credit-card-stealing-malware-proves-hard-stop-n948176

 

Top 5 tools for Windows PC in 2018 (the CleanMyPC is not free, $39.95.  It is also available on macOS.)

https://macpaw.com/how-to/tools-for-windows-pc

 

Verizon plans to cut 10 percent of Oath staff (how do you cut one tenth of a person?)

The cuts come in the wake of Verizon's decision to slash the value of the Oath properties, which include AOL and Yahoo, by $4.5 billion.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/verizon-plans-cut-10-percent-oath-staff-n948001

 

It's 2018, and the iPhone Is Still Super Annoying

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/2018-iphone-still-super-annoying-201000090.html

 

What is WiGig and How Is It Different from Wi-Fi 6?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-wigig/

 

How to do a clean installation of Windows 10

If you need to reinstall, upgrade, or set up a new device with Windows 10, a clean installation is your best choice – Here's why and how to do it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-do-clean-installation-windows-10

 

Exploit Recycled Credentials with H8mail to Break into User Accounts

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/exploit-recycled-credentials-with-h8mail-break-into-user-accounts-0188600/

 

Intel Shows Off New Gen11 Graphics, Teases Xe Discrete GPU

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/282303-intel-shows-off-new-gen11-graphics-teases-xe-discrete-gpu?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=19

 

Is BlueStacks Safe and Legal to Use on your Computer? Best Emulator to run Android Apps

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/is-bluestacks-safe-to-use/

 

Microsoft December 2018 Patch Tuesday Fixes Actively Used Zero-Day Vulnerability

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-december-2018-patch-tuesday-fixes-actively-used-zero-day-vulnerability/

 

What Do Holiday Shoppers Really Want In a Smartphone?

As we bear down on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a Morning Consult survey reveals that battery life, camera quality, durability, and storage still top flashier smartphone features on shoppers' wishlists.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/364998/what-do-holiday-shoppers-really-want-in-a-smartphone?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

What is Linux?

https://opensource.com/resources/linux?sc_cid=701f2000001D3OdAAK

 

How to Run a Program at Startup Using Ubuntu

https://www.lifewire.com/run-a-program-startup-using-ubuntu-2205696

 

The Best macOS Dock Replacement Apps

https://www.howtogeek.com/392707/the-best-macos-dock-replacement-apps/

 

Valve's Steam Link app for Raspberry Pi lets you build your own PC game-streaming box

The Raspberry Pi isn't just for retro gaming anymore.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3325742/gaming/valve-steam-link-app-raspberry-pi.html

 

New year, new habits: How to digitally detox from your smartphone

Don't let your smartphone control your life. Find out the best apps to help you limit your screen time.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-year-new-habits-how-to-digitally-detox-from-your-smartphone/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to magnify images on your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/515063/how-to-magnify-images-on-your-android-phone

 

How to Remove a Closed Account From Your Credit Report

https://news.yahoo.com/remove-closed-account-credit-report-140000923.html

 

Compulsion Loops and Dopamine Hits: How Games Are Designed to Be Addictive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-games-are-designed-addictive/

 

Windows 10 Game Bar now lets you view and share screenshots without leaving your game

Now you don't have to leave your game to view and share screenshots and videos.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-game-bar-now-lets-you-view-and-share-screenshots-without-leaving-your-game

 

Check if Your Wireless Network Adapter Supports Monitor Mode & Packet Injection

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/check-if-your-wireless-network-adapter-supports-monitor-mode-packet-injection-0191221/

 

Thinking of gifting an Amazon Echo or Google Home? Read this first

Consider these key things first before gifting smart home gadgets.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/thinking-of-gifting-an-amazon-echo-or-google-home-read-this-first/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Net Neutrality Pros and Cons that you should Know

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/net-neutrality-pros-and-cons/

 

Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Released With Fix for Windows Media Player

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-cumulative-updates-released-with-fix-for-windows-media-player/

 

YouTube Introduces Free, Ad-Supported Movie Streams

Rather than buying those Hollywood blockbusters to watch on YouTube, some movies are now offered for free as long as you don't mind sitting through 10 or so adverts. Apparently it's what users want.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365008/youtube-introduces-free-ad-supported-movie-streams?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

4 tips for getting an older relative online with Linux

Linux and open source software are uniquely suited for learning how to use a computer.

https://opensource.com/article/18/6/tips-family-online-Linux?sc_cid=701f2000001D3OdAAK

 

How to Install, Update, and Uninstall Fonts in Linux

Get the look you really want

https://www.lifewire.com/manage-fonts-in-linux-4176886

 

What Are WAV and WAVE Files (and How Do I Open Them)?

https://www.howtogeek.com/392504/what-are-wav-and-wave-files-and-how-do-i-open-them/

 

Best password managers: Reviews and buying advice

If you're still using your dog's name to log in to your bank, you are courting disaster.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3207185/software/best-password-managers-reviews-and-buying-advice.html

 

How to modify the Microsoft Windows 10 update process to suit your timetable

With a few tweaks, users can take control of the Windows 10 update process and exert more control over when and how updates occur.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-modify-the-microsoft-windows-10-update-process-to-suit-your-timetable/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to unlock Android's secret menu

https://www.komando.com/tips/391733/how-to-unlock-androids-secret-menu

 

How to Manage All Those Photos Taking Up Space On Your iPhone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/manage-those-photos-taking-space-134207135.html

 

JPG vs. PNG vs. GIF: The Differences Between Image File Formats

https://www.maketecheasier.com/differences-between-image-file-formats/

 

Create your own media server with Netgear's $160 ReadyNAS 2-bay device

You'll need one of these for all your data.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-create-your-own-media-server-netgears-160-readynas-2-bay-device

 

‘donald’ debuts at No. 23 on worst passwords of 2018 list

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/14/donald-debuts-at-no-23-on-worst-passwords-of-2018-list/

 

How to Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61006-turn-off-showing-notifications-action-center-windows-10-a.html

 

How to fix corrupted Recycle Bin on Windows 10

If you can't use Recycle Bin on Windows 10, it may be time to reset it, and in this guide, we'll how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-recycle-bin-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Planning to Abandon Another Windows 10 Feature

Microsoft is getting ready to abandon another Windows 10 feature, mostly as the result of only a few people actually using it.

This is what Twitter user Albacore, who has a good track on Windows scoops, says in a recent post, explaining that Microsoft is planning to ditch the People bar in Windows 10 19H1.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-planning-to-abandon-another-windows-10-feature-524294.shtml

 

10 Gadgets to Keep You Warm This Winter

Don't shiver in your office or home. It's cold out there, but these are some of the best tech devices to help you stay warm.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/222246/10-gadgets-to-keep-you-warm-this-winter?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

3 password managers for the Linux command line

Password managers for people who spend a lot of time in a terminal window.

https://opensource.com/article/18/4/3-password-managers-linux-command-line?sc_cid=701f2000001D3OdAAK

 

The 5 Best Lesser-Known Web Browsers for Linux

Tired of the usual fare? Try one of these

https://www.lifewire.com/alternative-linux-web-browsers-4176662

 

How to Create an Apple ID on Your iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/392525/how-to-create-an-apple-id-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Print Head Clogs What to do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoREA1GMpD4&t=66s

 

How to use Google Fi on non-Google phones

Project Fi is now Google Fi, and you can officially use it on non-Google phones, including the iPhone. Here's how to take advantage of Google's revamped cellular service.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-google-fi-on-non-google-phones/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

See which Facebook advertisers have your info

https://www.komando.com/tips/514140/how-to-turn-off-some-ads-on-facebook

 

Why the US thinks Huawei has been a massive national secu...

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-us-thinks-huawei-massive-151000233.html

 

Why Does Everyone Want Your Data?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-does-everyone-want-your-data/

 

How a major bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update slipped past Microsoft

Many people have wondered how a bug that deleted user files made it into a shipping build of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. So we did some asking around to come up with answers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-october-2018-update-file-deletion-bug-story

 

Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/14/google-agrees-not-to-sell-facial-recognition-tech-citing-abuse-potential/

 

How to Specify when Storage Sense Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112382-automatically-make-onedrive-files-demand-online-only-windows-10-a.html

 

France will tax Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon starting Jan. 1

https://qz.com/1498356/france-will-tax-google-apple-facebook-and-amazon-starting-jan-1/?yptr=yahoo

 

VMware Player

A free tool that allows users to run virtual machines on Linux operating systems

https://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Emulators/VMware-Player-6410.shtml

 

[Tip] How to Restore Classic “About:Performance” Page UI in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restore-classic-aboutperformance-page-ui-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

B&N Turns the Nook Tablet 10.1 Into a Laptop for $40

Barnes & Noble releases a $40 Smart Folio Cover for its tablet, which not only adds a keyboard, but also helps protect the screen when not in use. There's also a very useful charging dock accessory for $35.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365006/b-n-turns-the-nook-tablet-10-1-into-a-laptop-for-40?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Use Google Drive With Linux

Getting the most out of Google Drive on Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-google-drive-linux-4176144

 

How to Use Windows Narrator

https://www.howtogeek.com/392013/how-to-use-windows-narrator/

 

The horrible truth about Apple's repeated engineering failures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi8

 

How to take screenshots with Windows 10 Snip & Sketch

With Windows 10's Snip & Sketch tool, you can create, annotate, save, and share screenshots. Here's a step-by-step guide for using Snip & Sketch to its full potential.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-take-screenshots-with-windows-10-snip-sketch/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

10 clever tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/columns/518855/10-clever-tricks-every-iphone-user-will-wish-they-knew-sooner

 

Flying Cars Will Be a $3 Trillion Business—and They’re Coming Sooner Than You Think

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/flying-cars-3-trillion-business-185137695.html

 

Here’s how to get the most from iCloud

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-icloud

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Verizon signals its Yahoo and AOL divisions are almost worthless

The on-paper assessment represents a realization that Verizon's online ad strategy, called Oath, is a bust.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/verizon-signals-its-yahoo-aol-divisions-are-almost-worthless-n946846

 

Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser

Microsoft is going to remake its Edge desktop browser by using Chromium components and by bringing it to Windows 7, 8.1 and macOS, in addition to Windows 10.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsofts-edge-to-morph-into-a-chromium-based-cross-platform-browser/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Free and Open Source Alternatives to PowerPoint

Get ready to impress your audience with these tools!

https://www.lifewire.com/free-open-source-alternatives-to-powerpoint-2532780

 

Windows Defender Now Offers Ultra Secure Sandbox Mode, Here’s How To Turn It On

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-defender-now-offers-ultra-secure-sandbox-mode-heres-how-to-turn-it-on/

 

HP Spectre Folio Review

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/195196/hp-spectre-folio-review?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8-NQVqhhk6HLH6xME1ill5g366jvxfBmnELhoQk8ZyiaQZMY2tF81yBSq9mq-sc0lOvSATHAkKFXL5xqlE61ziSUBdNw&_hsmi=68343023

 

Galaxy S10 rumored Feb. 20 launch, March 8 release date, specs and price

A February launch event would mean the foldable phone comes later.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-3ccc.itkz.ius_/c-3SUXKVNKAY76x24nzzvyx3ax2fx2fccc.itkz.iusx2ftkcyx2fmgrgde-y76-x78asux78kj-lkhx78agx78e-86-rgatin-sgx78in-4-x78krkgyk-jgzk-yvkiy-vx78oikx2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

Fix “Your Connection is not Private” Error in Chrome – Ultimate Guide

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/guides/your-connection-is-not-private/

 

Best Replacement Xbox One Power Supply Brick

We're a group of dedicated and experienced Xbox gamers that critically evaluate a wide range of accessories. When it comes to Xbox, we know how to find the best balance between quality and price.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-replacement-xbox-one-power-supply-brick

 

How to turn any old outlet into a smart outlet

https://www.komando.com/tips/514134/how-to-turn-any-old-outlet-into-a-smart-outlet

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Your Old Laptop for an Apple iPad Pro

https://news.yahoo.com/5-reasons-why-ditch-old-130000945.html

 

Apple’s Latest iPad Pro Appears Extremely Bendable, Folds Under Slight Pressure

https://www.geek.com/tech/apples-latest-ipad-pro-appears-extremely-bendable-folds-under-slight-pressure-1761512/

 

Bone Conduction Tech: How It Works and Where It’s Being Used

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bone-conduction-tech/

 

How to Troubleshoot Sound Issues in Windows 10 Version 1809

Even though Microsoft pulled the original Windows 10 version 1809 to resolve the most widespread bugs in the operating system, it’s no secret that the experience with this update is far from being flawless.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-troubleshoot-sound-issues-in-windows-10-version-1809-524291.shtml

 

Notifications Get a Colorful Redesign on Galaxy Devices

https://android.gadgethacks.com/news/samsung-android-pie-update-notifications-get-colorful-redesign-galaxy-devices-0189725/

 

Mozilla and Qualcomm unveil native ARM64 Firefox version for Windows 10

Microsoft is betting on Arm-powered notebooks for improved battery life and LTE connections, though it only recently enabled developers to deliver native ARM64 applications.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mozilla-and-qualcomm-unveil-native-arm64-firefox-version-for-windows-10/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Open Source Musical Notation Software

https://www.lifewire.com/musical-notation-open-source-software-projects-2532897

 

Bing Is Pushing Malware When You Search for Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/bing-is-pushing-malware-when-you-search-for-chrome/

 

Google Assistant Gets New British and Australian Accents

https://www.thurrott.com/google/195162/google-assistant-gets-new-british-and-australian-accents?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8-NQVqhhk6HLH6xME1ill5g366jvxfBmnELhoQk8ZyiaQZMY2tF81yBSq9mq-sc0lOvSATHAkKFXL5xqlE61ziSUBdNw&_hsmi=68343023

 

Rural broadband gets potential boost as Congress passes farm bill

The bill, which provides billions in subsidies to American farmers, will also pave the way for more-coordinated efforts among federal agencies to deploy broadband in hard to reach areas.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/congress-passes-farm-bill-which-could-boost-rural-broadband/?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=7

 

What is “BattlefortheNet” and why we should Support it?

The freedom of online activity is on the verge of extinction since FCC decided to vanish the net neutrality. However, there is still a hope to roll back net neutrality with the help of “BattlefortheNet” campaigns.

 

“We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity. Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here.”

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/tech/what-is-battleforthenet/

 

Samsung's new 860 QVO SSD brings high-capacity storage on the cheap

With capacities of up to 4TB and prices starting at $150.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsungs-new-860-qvo-ssd-brings-high-capacity-storage-cheap

 

Turn off your computer automatically, and more

https://www.komando.com/downloads/514527/turn-off-your-computer-automatically-and-more

 

How to block robocalls on iPhone and Android

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/block-robocalls-iphone-android-153615813.html

 

The Best Cheap VPNs for 2019

A VPN helps secure your data from prying eyes, but you'll likely have to pay in order to get the best experience. If you're looking for an inexpensive VPN, these are our top-rated picks for the least money.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/365316/best-cheap-vpns?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

What Does Predictive Analytics Predict, and How Well Does It Do?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-does-predictive-analytics-predict/

 

MPV-EASY Player

Watch any multimedia file regardless of size or format smoothly and without having to worry about codecs using this straightforward tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/MPV-EASY-Player.shtml

 

Change Your Step Count Goal in Samsung Health

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/change-your-step-count-goal-samsung-health-0191269/

 

5 popular home office network wireless routers: How do they stack up?

Choosing a new wireless network router from dozens of features and configurations can be daunting if you don't have a plan of action. A side-by-side comparison is the best approach.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/a-comparison-5-popular-home-office-network-wireless-routers/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

A Basic Guide To Linux Packages

https://www.lifewire.com/guide-to-linux-packages-2202801

 

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/

 

Facebook Updates Its Portal Smart Displays With New Features

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/195246/facebook-updates-its-portal-smart-displays-with-new-features?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8-NQVqhhk6HLH6xME1ill5g366jvxfBmnELhoQk8ZyiaQZMY2tF81yBSq9mq-sc0lOvSATHAkKFXL5xqlE61ziSUBdNw&_hsmi=68343023

 

Review: Cheap CNC Mill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rk7DJ6p-nQ

 

Windows 10 may offer deeper support for AI helpers like Alexa

Cortana wouldn't be the only assistant getting top-notch treatment.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/16/windows-10-may-offer-deeper-support-for-ai-helpers-like-alexa/?yptr=yahoo

 

This insane deal features 3 months of wireless service for $20, and won't last long

A deal you can't afford to miss!

https://www.windowscentral.com/mint-mobile-cyber-monday-deal

 

10 clever tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner

https://www.komando.com/columns/518855/10-clever-tricks-every-iphone-user-will-wish-they-knew-sooner

 

Apple's Subscription News and Magazine Service Could Launch Next Year -- Here's What Investors Need to Know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-subscription-news-magazine-200800493.html

 

NordVPN (for Linux)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/361276/nordvpn-for-linux?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How Do Solid State Batteries Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/solid-state-batteries/

 

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

https://bgr.com/2018/12/15/samsung-galaxy-a-tablet-coming-soon/

 

How to Add Windows Mode to Context Menu to Toggle Light or Dark Theme in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122007-add-windows-mode-context-menu-light-dark-theme-windows-10-a.html

 

One Raspberry Pi 3 not powerful enough? Try this five Pi cluster for computing on the edge

A new system lets users pack up to five Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 boards into a single compact, relatively low-cost, power-efficient computing cluster.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/one-raspberry-pi-3-not-powerful-enough-try-this-five-pi-cluster-designed-for-edge-computing/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

A Basic Guide To The Linux Operating System

https://www.lifewire.com/basic-guide-linux-operating-system-2202786

 

How to Move Your iTunes Music to a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/392402/how-to-move-your-itunes-music-to-a-chromebook/

 

Philips Hue Lights Finally Let You Control the Power-on Behaviour

https://www.thurrott.com/internet-of-things-iot/195170/philips-hue-lights-finally-let-you-control-the-power-on-behaviour?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8-NQVqhhk6HLH6xME1ill5g366jvxfBmnELhoQk8ZyiaQZMY2tF81yBSq9mq-sc0lOvSATHAkKFXL5xqlE61ziSUBdNw&_hsmi=6834302

 

#1 Detailed Steps: Make a Spongeless Refillable HP Cartridge 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 Integrated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t37iz4THG5k&t=4s

 

How to Save $1000+ With a $3 VPN

https://www.vpntesting.com/save-money-with-vpn/

 

Work out more efficiently with the $160 Nokia Steel HR Sport Smartwatch at its lowest price

Strap on the Nokia Steel HR Sport and start your reps.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-nokia-steel-hr-sport-smartwatch

 

Turn off this TV feature to get the best movie viewing experience

https://www.komando.com/listen/episode/100001499/turn-off-this-tv-feature-to-get-the-best-movie-viewing-experience

 

How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

https://makezine.com/2018/11/30/how-to-upgrade-your-3d-printer-with-a-laser-engraver/

 

Security Key by Yubico (I use these)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/365052/security-key-by-yubico?i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=12

 

How GandCrab Ransomware Made Its Developers Nine Figures

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gandcrab-ransomware-made-nine-figures-income/

 

Samsung’s foldable phone rumored to have killer specs and a massive battery

https://bgr.com/2018/12/14/galaxy-f-specs-battery-and-camera-details-for-samsung-foldable-phone/

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

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

 

Foxit isn't just for PDFs, it's also for photo editing

Many photo editor apps are available, but only a few compete with the heavyweights such as Adobe Photoshop. Foxit does just that.

hhttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/foxit-isnt-just-for-pdfs-its-also-for-photo-editing/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Android Ad Scam Hijacks Phones; Drains Data, Battery

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10469/android-ad-scam-hijacks-phones-drains-data-battery

 

Supermicro says investigation found no evidence of 'malicious hardware' reported by Bloomberg

Despite substantial backlash, Bloomberg has stood by its article, which reported that malicious microchips were found on Supermicro motherboards.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/supermicro-says-investigation-found-no-evidence-malicious-hardware-reported-bloomberg-n946611

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