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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 01/12/2019 1505
Fri 01/112019 1504
Thur 01/10/2019 1503
Wed 01/09/2019 1502
Tue 01/08/2019 1501
Mon 01/07/2019 1500
Sun 01/06/2019 1499

Sat 1505 01/12/2019

 

Beyond Traditional Computing: Expectations for Intel in 2019

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/282950-beyond-traditional-computing-expectations-for-intel-in-2019

 

Google's Assistant is getting more features to take on Amazon’s Alexa

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-assistant-just-unveiled-features-190047677.html

 

Researchers Use AI to Fake Fingerprints and Trick Biometric IDs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ai-fake-fingerprints-biometric-ids/

 

LiftMaster WLED Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/364769/liftmaster-wled-belt-drive-wi-fi-garage-door-opener?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

Grub2Win

Dual boot with ease between Linux and Windows operating systems as well as the Mac OS X with extended support for Linux distributions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/Grub2Win.shtml

 

5 tips to protect your privacy in 2019

https://blog.avast.com/5-privacy-protection-tips

 

Phishing toolkit uses custom font and substitution cipher to evade detection

A vintage spycraft tool was updated for the technological age as cybercriminals attempt to evade programmatic detection.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/phishing-toolkit-uses-custom-font-and-substitution-cipher-to-evade-detection/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Use Two Monitors: 3 Steps to a Multiple Monitor Setup

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/monitors-extended-desktop-3-check/

 

How to Change the Keyboard on Your Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/399732/how-to-change-the-keyboard-on-your-android-phone/

 

Control Your iPhone Using Your Eyes

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/control-your-iphone-using-your-eyes-0190963/

 

The Truth Behind 'Undeletable' Facebook App

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10484/truth-behind-undeletable-facebook-app

 

What to Do When the Gauges in Your Car Aren't Working

https://www.lifewire.com/gauges-in-car-not-working-4140224

 

How Intel Has Responded to Spectre and Meltdown

In a newly published editorial and video, Intel details what specific actions it has taken in the wake of the discovery of the CPU vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-and-threats/how-intel-has-responded-to-spectre-and-meltdown/d/d-id/1333587

 

5 great uses for your old smartphone

https://www.komando.com/tips/421084/5-uses-for-your-old-smartphone

 

Samsung launches budget Notebook Flash and redesigned Notebook 9 Pro

Despite sitting at opposite ends of the price spectrum, both laptops manage to stand out.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-flash-announce

 

Discounted portable power bank charges your iPhone and Apple Watch on the go

https://news.yahoo.com/discounted-portable-power-bank-charges-210036017.html

 

How to Change, Reset and Replace File Associations in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-file-associations-windows10/

 

Lexar Launches a 1TB SD Card for $500

Although SanDisk was the first to show off a 1TB SD card prototype back in 2016, it seems Lexar is the first company to sell them. The problem is, these cards are so expensive it's cheaper to buy two 512GB cards.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365888/lexar-launches-a-1tb-sd-card-for-500?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

Google Password Decryptor

Recover passwords from Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Pidgin, Miranda IM and other applications fast and easy using this software solution

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/GooglePasswordDecryptor.shtml

 

Top 10 Biggest Data Breaches in 2018 (remember, most data breach is the loss of your personal information)

https://blog.avast.com/biggest-data-breaches

 

Apple's growing services business depends on lower-cost iPhones

Apple has saturated the "rich people" market, and China won't help it out any longer. The company needs to introduce cheaper ways to hook customers on its services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-growing-services-business-depends-on-lower-cost-iphones/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

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

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

 

How to Control a Chrome Extension’s Permissions

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-control-a-chrome-extensions-permissions/

 

Hide Notification Badges Without Actually Removing Them from Your iPhone's Home Screen

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/hide-notification-badges-without-actually-removing-them-from-your-iphones-home-screen-0190736/

 

5 Ways to Windows Cannot Access the Specified Device Path or File

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-cannot-access-the-specified-device.html

 

How to Use a Car Diagnostic Tool

What to buy and what to check

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-a-car-diagnostic-tool-or-scanner-4137046

 

Microsoft's 'Project Bali' Wants to Let You Control Your Data

Currently in private beta, Bali is designed to give users control over the data Microsoft collects about them.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsofts-project-bali-wants-to-let-you-control-your-data/d/d-id/1333586

 

Find your lost Android device

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

 

Best Xbox One Elite Controller Replacement Parts

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-elite-controller-replacements

 

AT&T will sever ties with location aggregators as well

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/b420576e-adc2-3750-b4b9-e5adf339d9df/at%26t-will-sever-ties-with.html

 

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

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

 

Hey Google, Can KitchenAid's Smart Display Teach Me How to Cook?

Most smart displays can't handle soiled or wet hands. KitchenAid is about to fix that with a Google Assistant-enhanced, water-resistant device that could be the home chef's best friend.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365870/hey-google-can-kitchenaids-smart-display-teach-me-how-to-c?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

Alva

Sketch your webpage or document design or create your personalized styleguide by easily editing the content of each page and carefully arranging all the elements

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Authoring-tools/Authoring-Related/Alva.shtml

 

Avast Mobile Security “Insights” feature keeps you informed

https://blog.avast.com/insights-into-time-spent-on-your-android

 

Why Microsoft is leading the march toward a passwordless future

Microsoft rolled out passwordless sign in option for insiders on Windows 10 build 18309. Here's why others will likely follow.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-microsoft-is-leading-the-march-toward-a-passwordless-future/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a MicroSD Card

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-mistakes-avoid-buying-next-microsd-card/

 

How To Redeem an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Switch Gift Card

https://www.howtogeek.com/399744/how-to-redeem-an-xbox-one-playstation-4-or-nintendo-switch-gift-card/

 

How to Create a 'Slide to Shut down' Shortcut in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8214-create-slide-shut-down-shortcut-windows-10-a.html

 

7 Effective Solutions to Fix Windows 10 won’t Update. #6 Is Fantastic

https://www.minitool.com/partition-disk/win10-wont-update.html

 

What to Do When Your ABS Light Comes on

https://www.lifewire.com/abs-light-on-4125522

 

[Tip] Fix Internet Problems in Mobile Phone Using Custom DNS

https://www.askvg.com/tip-fix-internet-problems-in-mobile-phone/

 

Save battery power on your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/518546/save-battery-power-on-your-android-phone

 

Add 27 inches of screen real estate to your setup with $50 off this refurb HP monitor

Go refurb and save!

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-hp-27f-monitor

 

These Are the 8 Best Laptops That Debuted at CES

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-best-laptops-debuted-ces-223137510.html

 

Have You Ever Used YouTube to Learn How to Do Something?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/youtube-learn-how-to/

 

Look Out, Surface Studio: Hands On With Lenovo's Yoga A940 AIO

Lenovo's A940 is like no other all-in-one the company—or anyone else—has produced. With a host of nifty conveniences to please creative pros, this is one of the most buzzworthy AIOs of this or any CES.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365707/look-out-surface-studio-hands-on-with-lenovo-s-yoga-a940-aio?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy Server

Create adaptable anti-spam filters for your SMTP proxy servers and prevent unsolicited messages from clogging in company resources with this utility

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/Anti-Spam-Tools/Anti-Spam-SMTP-Proxy-Server.shtml

 

Avast Mobile Security “Insights” feature keeps you informed

https://blog.avast.com/insights-into-time-spent-on-your-android

 

The challenges with preventing phishing attacks: An insider's perspective

Phishing attacks remain rampant and are expected to continue to do so in 2019. Learn an insider's perspective on the difficulties combating them.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-challenges-with-preventing-phishing-attacks-an-insiders-perspective/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

With ZipScan, Scan Documents With Your Phone in Seconds

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

 

How to Change the Default Heading Styles in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/399978/how-to-change-heading-styles-in-ms-word/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

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

 

Full Fixes for Windows Defender Not Turning on in Windows 10/8/7

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-defender-not-turning-on.html

 

How to Pair a Bluetooth Cell Phone with Your Car

https://www.lifewire.com/pair-bluetooth-cell-phone-with-car-534615

 

[Fix] Blurry Text and Font Display Problems in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/fix-blurry-text-and-font-display-problems-in-google-chrome/

 

3 simple steps to improve your TV's picture quality

https://www.komando.com/tips/12088/calibrate-for-better-tv-picture-quality

 

TP-Link launches family of Wi-Fi 6 routers at CES 2019

TP-Link is ready for the next generation of Wi-Fi.

https://www.windowscentral.com/tp-link-launches-family-wi-fi-6-routers-ces-2019

 

Samsung and Qualcomm talk realistic expectations for 5G in 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/937c68bd-61ca-3de3-a9db-154696fd9305/samsung-and-qualcomm-talk.html

 

AT&T Will Display Fake 5G Logo on Devices

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/282843-att-will-display-fake-5g-logo-on-devices

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Verizon and T-Mobile Reported Strong Subscriber Growth. That Could Mean Trouble for Sprint.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/verizon-tmobile-record-subscribers-51547133027?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

12 Eye-Popping PC Monitors Spotted at CES 2019

Some are designed for gamers with cash to blow. Others are for office workers and content creators. Here are the computer monitors that caught our eye at CES.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365886/12-eye-popping-pc-monitors-spotted-at-ces-2019?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

What Exactly Happens When You Turn On Your Computer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/398493/what-exactly-happens-when-you-turn-on-your-computer/

 

Control the Firefox Browser With 'About' Commands

https://www.lifewire.com/control-the-firefox-browser-with-about-commands-4097373

 

Microsoft is turning off Cortana's voice walkthrough during Windows 10 setup for Pro and Enterprise users

https://www.windowscentral.com/cortana-will-no-longer-talk-you-during-setup-windows-10-19h1

 

Marriott Sheds New Light on Massive Breach

New information on the Starwood breach shows that the overall breach was somewhat smaller than originally announced, but the news for passport holders is worse.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/marriott-sheds-new-light-on-massive-breach-/d/d-id/1333592

 

Fearing backlash, IoT hacker ‘TheHackerGiraffe’ no longer sticking neck out for PewDiePie

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/fearing-backlash-iot-hacker-thehackergiraffe-no-longer-sticking-neck-out-for-pewdiepie/

 

Video Speed Controller for Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/18/video-speed-controller-for-google-chrome/

 

Your TV could soon have these features that are better than 8K

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tv-could-soon-features-better-181820218.html

 

[Fix] Windows 10 Feature Update Not Showing on Your Computer

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-november-update-threshold-2-not-showing-on-your-computer/

 

D-Link Introduces the 5G NR Router and Exo Mesh Wi-Fi Routers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/d-link-5g-nr-mesh-wi-fi-router/

 

How to Troubleshoot Critical Structure Corruption in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-critical-structure-corruption-windows10/

 

Movie Maker 10 - Tell Your Story

Make movies from your photos or video clips and add sound effects and music to them with this compact and easy-to-use application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Other-VIDEO-Tools/Movie-Maker-10-Tell-Your-Story.shtml

 

The most incredible phone design we’ve ever seen just leaked, and it’s not an iPhone or Galaxy phone

https://bgr.com/2019/01/10/galaxy-s10-vs-iphone-xs-nope-vivo-waterdrop-leak/

 

Inside LG's Dazzling OLED Falls

The 76 concave, 72 convex, and 112 flat 55-inch LG OLED screens created a stunning visual display on the CES 2019 show floor.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365899/inside-lg-s-dazzling-oled-falls?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

How to Disable Ad Banners on Firefox’s New Tab Page

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-disable-ad-banners-on-firefoxs-new-tab-page/

 

How to Fast-Switch to Your Windows Desktop

Use Windows key shortcuts to become a power user

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fast-switch-to-your-windows-desktop-2483682

 

Best of 2018 PC, Laptop and Tablet

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-of-2018-pc-laptop-tablet

 

Data on Hundreds of German Politicians Published Online in Massive Compromise

Authorities are investigating if breach resulted from a leak or a cyberattack.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/data-on-hundreds-of-german-politicians-published-online-in-massive-compromise/d/d-id/1333591

 

Candid Candiru: Report dredges up details on secretive spyware company

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/candid-candiru-report-dredges-up-details-on-secretive-spyware-company/

 

Fixing "the page you requested cannot be found" in Chrome when accessing Microsoft sites

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/11/fixing-the-page-you-requested-cannot-be-found-in-chrome-when-accessing-microsoft-sites/

 

Focals smart glasses | CES 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/focals-smart-glasses-ces-2019-010520069.html

 

How to Download and Upgrade to Windows 10 October 2018 Update

https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-feature-update-available-for-download-and-upgrade/

 

What Happens When You Quit Social Media? 6 Things I Learned

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-happens-when-you-quit-social-media-i-found-out/

 

Google Maps Will Now Work as a Messaging App. Do We Really Need This?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-maps-messaging-app/

 

Chromium

Open-source web browser for a safer, faster and more stable way to experience the Internet, providing a tab-based window, download and bookmark management

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/Portable-Google-Chrome-Chromium.shtml

 

Leak offers more details about Samsung’s flat Galaxy S10

https://bgr.com/2019/01/10/galaxy-s10-e-vs-galaxy-s10-plus-new-galaxy-s10-product-names-leak/

 

HP, Lenovo Resuscitate OLED Laptop Screens at CES

Once nearly extinct, two new 15.6-inch laptops sporting OLED displays were announced at CES this week, offering tantalizing picture quality but also very high prices.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365897/hp-lenovo-resuscitate-oled-laptop-screens-at-ces?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

How to Convert HEIC Images to JPG on a Mac the Easy Way

https://www.howtogeek.com/398927/how-to-convert-heic-images-to-jpg-on-a-mac-the-easy-way/

 

Buying a Car from a Dealership Online: How It Works

Internet car sales can be money- and time-saving options for buyers

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-buy-a-car-online-4148011

 

Microsoft's rumored Windows Hello webcams reportedly codenamed 'Bari'

The 'Bari' name is mentioned alongside 'Aruba,' the codename for Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 shell, as well.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-rumored-windows-hello-webcams-reportedly-codenamed-bari

 

T-Mobile starts verifying callers to fight spam

It only works with one phone right now.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/10/t-mobile-caller-verified/?yptr=yahoo

 

Enable Dark Mode in Android Messages

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/enable-dark-mode-android-messages-0191931/

 

How to create a running copy of Windows on USB Flash Drives

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/10/how-to-create-a-running-copy-of-windows-on-usb-flash-drives/

 

A new tablet converts handwritten notes to text

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tablet-converts-handwritten-notes-text-231713659.html

 

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4571-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-a.html

 

Which Upgrades Will Improve Your PC Performance the Most?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrades-will-improve-pc-performance/

 

Protect Your Hearing with True Wireless Bone Conduction Earphones for Under $40

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wireless-bone-conduction-earphones-deals/

 

Your Phone

Synchronize your Android phone with your computer so that you have access to the latest photos you take via this sleek application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Mobile-Phone-Tools/Your-Phone.shtml

 

Where Apple went wrong with the iPhone XR

https://bgr.com/2019/01/10/iphone-xr-specs-width-too-big-bad-advertising/

 

Let's Ogle Us Some 7nm: Handling the AMD Radeon VII Graphics Card

The surprise announcement of CES 2019 in core components? AMD with a first-to-market enthusiast video card based on 7nm process technology. It will roll out in a few weeks. We got a briefing and a few moments to handle the new hotness.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365887/let-s-ogle-us-some-7nm-handling-the-amd-radeon-vii-graphics?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

 

How to Use Voice Typing in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/399757/how-to-use-voice-typing-in-google-docs/

 

How to Register Your Vehicle Online

https://www.lifewire.com/register-your-vehicle-online-4147192

 

Best of 2018 years best Windows 10 apps

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-2018-years-best-windows-10-apps

 

FenSens gives your clunker the same backup sensing as modern cars

And it only takes a few minutes to set up.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/09/fensens-ces-2019/?yptr=yahoo

 

Add Some Color to Your iPhone's Notification Banners for Easier Sorting

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/add-some-color-your-iphones-notification-banners-for-easier-sorting-0191108/

 

eBay customer? Check the Advertising Preferences!

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/08/ebay-customer-check-the-advertising-preferences/

 

AMD Lays Out Big Plans for 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amd-lays-big-plans-2019-211900769.html

 

Change System Protection Max Storage Size for Drive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/33460-change-system-protection-max-storage-size-drive-windows-10-a.html

 

Does Your Wi-Fi Speed Drop? Here’s Why and 7 Tips to Fix It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-speed-drop-fix/

 

Monitor Your Kids’ Smartphone Usage with Hoverwatch

https://www.maketecheasier.com/monitor-kids-mobile-phones-hoverwatch/

 

Alternate File Move

A lightweight and straightforward program that offers you the possibility to synchronize two folders (to mirror them) with just a few swift keystrokes

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Alternate-File-Move.shtml

 

The iPhone XR is hardly the flop you’ve been led to believe

https://bgr.com/2019/01/09/apple-iphone-xr-vs-xs-sales-not-a-flop/

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Play My Podcast and Answer That Call

Simplehuman, a brand that prides itself on creating tools for efficient living, announced two new mirrors at CES; Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi and Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi Assist with Googe Assistant.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365873/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-play-my-podcast-and-answer-that?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYWlsLnlhaG9vLmNvbS8%3D&i10c.dv=9

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How Russia’s military intelligence agency became the covert muscle in Putin’s duels with the West

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/how-russias-military-intelligence-agency-became-the-covert-muscle-in-putins-duels-with-the-west/2018/12/27/2736bbe2-fb2d-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html?

 

How to Reset (Powerwash) a Chromebook to Factory Settings

https://www.lifewire.com/chromebook-powerwash-4103598

 

4 Type of Devices You Can Integrate with Amazon Alexa for Full Home Automation

https://www.maketecheasier.com/alexa-devices-integration-home-automation/

 

Microsoft: device driver quality is better than ever

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/20/microsoft-device-driver-quality-is-better-than-ever/

 

This Windows 10 Workstation Will Cost You $5,000

The Cemtrex SmartDesk is 120-pound workstation that packs a lot—including motion control sensors, a wireless phone charging pad and document scanner—in a polished desk.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365829/this-windows-10-workstation-will-cost-you-5-000?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Report: Consumers Buy New Smart Devices But Don't Trust Them

The gap between acceptance and trust for new smart devices is huge, according to a new survey.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/report-consumers-buy-new-smart-devices-but-dont-trust-them/d/d-id/1333597

 

Easy Hacker Targets: Bad Password, IoT Devices, and no 2FA. Let's Make It Harder In 2019!

https://blog.knowbe4.com/easy-hacker-targets-bad-password-iot-devices-and-no-2fa.-lets-make-it-harder-in-2019

 

The AirPods wireless charging case everyone went nuts over is back in stock on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/01/08/wireless-charging-case-for-apple-airpods-in-stock-on-amazon/

 

Ditch Your Phone's Free Weather App and Get One of These 7 Forecasting Alternatives

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ditch-phones-free-weather-app-145500245.html

 

The Air Force targeted its own personnel to see if they could 'recognize and thwart' cyberattacks

  - The Air Force targeted its own personnel in Europe with spear-phishing attacks in November.

  - The exercise was a test of the network's users' awareness of potential threats.

  - Spear-phishing, which targets specific users, has already been used in the real world with profound effects.

https://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-practiced-spear-phishing-attacks-on-airmen-in-europe-2018-12

 

8 Tips to Help You Become a MyFitnessPal Pro

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/8-tips-help-you-become-myfitnesspal-pro-0191482/

 

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

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

 

How to Use Google Assistant With Your Roku

https://www.howtogeek.com/400053/how-to-use-google-assistant-with-your-roku/

 

This 2-in-1 Portable Battery Pack and Wall Charger is down to just $20 currently

Keep your devices charged at home and on-the-go with this single device.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-ravpower-6700mah-portable-battery-pack-wall-charger

 

Raspberry Pi gets official touchscreen support via Linux 4.21

Improved support for display technologies and GPU computing for Polaris and Vega are some of the features coming to kernel 4.21.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-gets-official-touchscreen-support-via-linux-4-21/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Block Pop-Up Ads in Your Web Browser

https://www.lifewire.com/block-browser-pop-up-windows-4108710

 

How to Add or Remove Words to the Dictionary in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-remove-words-dictionary-windows10/

 

Windows 10 1903: Windows Defender Antivirus gets Tamper Protection feature

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/19/windows-10-1903-windows-defender-antivirus-gets-tamper-protection-feature/

 

Hands-On (Barely): Lenovo's Impossibly Thin Yoga S940

At 0.48 inch thick, this new Yoga is absurdly thin in a world where most ultraportables come in around the 0.6-inch mark. Perhaps most intriguing, though? Its webcam has a notch.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365772/hands-on-barely-lenovo-s-impossibly-thin-yoga-s940?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Threat of a Remote Cyberattack on Today's Aircraft Is Real

We need more stringent controls and government action to prevent a catastrophic disaster.

https://www.darkreading.com/iot/threat-of-a-remote-cyberattack-on-todays-aircraft-is-real/a/d-id/1333551

 

You Must Know What You're Clicking On Even With MFA

https://blog.knowbe4.com/you-must-know-what-youre-clicking-on-even-with-mfa

 

Samsung’s next phone innovation involves two screens connected magnetically

https://bgr.com/2019/01/08/samsung-foldable-phone-innovation-uses-magnets-to-connect-two-screens/

 

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Previously Unseen iPad Mini Appears in Images

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tuesday-apple-rumors-previously-unseen-191742706.html

 

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication

Security researchers disclosed new work at the Chaos Communication Congress showing how hackers can bypass vein based authentication.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59v8dk/hackers-fake-hand-vein-authentication-biometrics-chaos-communication-congress

 

15 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Samsung Health

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/15-tips-help-you-get-most-out-samsung-health-0191520/

 

3 Amazing iPhone XS Camera Features You Should Know About

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

 

Upcoming Chrome OS Feature Secures USB Ports When The Device Is Locked

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/upcoming-chrome-os-feature-secures-usb-ports-when-the-device-is-locked/

 

How to save Office documents to This PC by default on Windows 10

Here's a quicker way to save Office documents locally on your computer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-save-office-documents-pc-default-windows-10

 

Google Duo could soon feature group conference calling capabilities

Google Duo is testing group calling functionality, but only for up to seven users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-duo-could-soon-feature-group-conference-calling-capabilities/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Use the Vivaldi Web Browser for Mac,Linux, and Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-the-vivaldi-web-browser-for-linux-mac-and-windows-4066093

 

How to Boot an OS from a USB Drive in VirtualBox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/boot-from-usb-drive-virtualbox/

 

Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa is now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/19/linux-mint-19-1-tessa-is-now-available/

 

DJI Smart Controller Brings Phone-Free Flight to Mavic 2 Drones

If you own a DJI drone and are tired of using your phone to control it, the DJI Smart Remote is a $649 remote with its own dedicated touch screen and compatibility with Mavic 2 models.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365835/dji-smart-controller-brings-phone-free-flight-to-mavic-2-dro?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

[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/

 

2018: The Year of the Data Breach Tsunami [INFOGRAPHIC]

https://blog.knowbe4.com/2018-the-year-of-the-data-breach-tsunami-infographic

 

How to Change Foreground and Background Terminal Colors of Console Window in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123499-change-terminal-colors-console-window-windows-10-a.html

 

Here’s what you need to know from CES 2019 Day 2

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/know-ces-2019-day-2-163804460.html

 

Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South

  - The South Korean Unification Ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors had been stolen through a computer infected with malicious software at an agency called the Hana center, in the southern city of Gumi.

  - "The malware was planted through emails sent by an internal address," a ministry official told reporters on condition of anonymity, due to the sensitivity of the issue, referring to a Hana centre email account.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/28/mystery-hacker-steals-data-on-1000-north-korean-defectors-in-south.html

 

5M passports accessed in Marriott breach were unencrypted

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/5m-passports-accessed-in-marriott-breach-were-unecrypted/

 

How to Use Two Monitors: 3 Steps to a Multiple Monitor Setup

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/monitors-extended-desktop-3-check/

 

How to Set Up Haptic Touch on an iPhone XR

https://www.howtogeek.com/400372/how-to-set-up-haptic-touch-on-an-iphone-xr/

 

How to lock your Windows 10 PC remotely

If you have lost your laptop or had it stolen while being logged in, you can use this guide to use your Microsoft account to find and lock it remotely.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-lock-your-windows-10-pc-remotely

 

Excel Ideas: An intelligent data visualisation tool

Excel Ideas helps you extract the key information from a spreadsheet, but there's currently a limited range of insights available and some data formatting may be required.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-ideas-an-intelligent-data-visualisation-tool/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Allow or Deny Access to Your Physical Location Settings

Managing website geolocation access through your browser

https://www.lifewire.com/denying-access-to-your-location-4027789

 

Ethernet Switch vs. Hub vs. Splitter: What’s the Difference?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ethernet-switch-vs-hub-vs-splitter/

 

A first look at Windows Sandbox

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/19/a-first-look-at-windows-sandbox/

 

Lenovo Smart Clock Adds the Google Assistant to Nightstands

The Lenovo Smart Clock with the Google Assistant is a low-cost, privacy-driven alternative to the Amazon Echo Spot.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365838/lenovo-smart-clock-adds-the-google-assistant-to-nightstands?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Download Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Offline ISO Files

https://www.askvg.com/download-windows-7-windows-8-1-and-windows-10-offline-iso-files/

 

[Heads-up] North Korean Ransomware Attack Disrupts Major U.S. News Media

https://blog.knowbe4.com/heads-up-north-korean-ransomware-attack-disrupts-major-u.s.-news-media

 

How to Change Cursor Color of Console Window in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/123489-change-cursor-color-console-window-windows-10-a.html

 

2019 iPhone Leak Suggests Apple Moving to Triple Cameras

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/2019-iphone-leak-suggests-apple-173758605.html

 

Threatlist: Dark Web Markets See an Evolution in Q3

https://threatpost.com/threatlist-dark-web-markets-see-an-evolution-in-q3/140470/

 

Google patches Chrome for Android vulnerability, three years after it was reported

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/google-finally-got-around-to-patching-a-three-year-old-vulnerability-in-its-chrome-for-android-browser-which-reveals-a-phone-model-and-build/

 

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/

 

Exposure Values Give You a Better Understanding of How Your Camera Works

https://www.howtogeek.com/399278/exposure-values-give-you-a-better-understanding-of-how-your-camera-works/

 

How to check device driver versions on Windows 10

You can quickly determine the version of a driver installed on Windows 10, and in this guide, we show you two ways to do so.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-device-driver-version-windows-10

 

Google Duo could soon feature group conference calling capabilities

Google Duo is testing group calling functionality, but only for up to seven users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-duo-could-soon-feature-group-conference-calling-capabilities/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

What Exactly Is a Web Application?

Improve your understanding of web-based application programs

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-web-application-3486637

 

Google woos smart home device makers with launch of Google Assistant Connect

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/google-woos-smart-home-device-makers-with-launch-of-google-assistant-connect/?yptr=yahoo

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Nvidia May Be Building New Turing GPUs Without Ray Tracing

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/282839-nvidia-may-be-building-new-turing-gpus-without-ray-tracing

 

Scam alert: Scammers using iPhone Touch ID to steal your money

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/scam-alert-scammers-using-iphone-102041809.html

 

AMD's 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are coming in mid-2019

The 7-nanometer chips will draw less power than Intel's Core i9 CPUs.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/09/amd-3rd-gen-ryzen-7-nanometer-mid-2019/?yptr=yahoo

 

Intel's 9th Gen Core processors headed to laptops in Q2 2019

Intel is gearing up to bring its 9th Gen Core processors to a laptop near you.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intels-9th-gen-core-processors-headed-laptops-q2-2019

 

How Base64 Encoding Works

https://www.lifewire.com/base64-encoding-overview-1166412

 

How to Remove your Phone Number from Google Account

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-phone-number-from-google/

 

19 Tips for Making the Most of the Health App on Your iPhone

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/19-tips-for-making-most-health-app-your-iphone-0191562/

 

Xiaomi’s Potential New Foldable Phone Looks Slick

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/196837/xiaomis-potential-new-foladable-phone-looks-slick?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-99f50Fl15g58bjASW8tgtsEGb3cB5cyqpShSUtSjRt8uNKe8Wu2c8D9poFdcTwS80EN8DVS0Ax66EttS0_MMGpz7Km_g&_hsmi=68746336

 

NoScript for Firefox (for Chrome, Scriptsafe)

Allows JavaScript and Java execution only for trusted domain and block it for webpages that are suspicious, for a more secure web-browsing experience

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/NoScript.shtml

 

How to Fix: Acronis 2016 Won't Open, Load (Win10)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10480/how-fix-acronis-2016-wont-open-load-win10

 

Librefox: Firefox with privacy enhancements

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/24/librefox-firefox-with-privacy-enhancements/

 

7 Reasons Why PC Gaming Is Better Than Console Gaming

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-pc-gaming-better-console-gaming/

 

10 Annoying Problems You Can Solve with Smarthome Devices

https://www.howtogeek.com/397912/10-annoying-problems-you-can-solve-with-smarthome-devices/

 

Apple Branches Out With iTunes, AirPlay 2 for Third-Party TVs

Apple's AirPlay 2 media streaming and HomeKit home automation support are coming to LG, Samsung, and Vizio TVs, with Samsung also getting access to the iTunes media library.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365806/apple-branches-out-with-itunes-airplay-2-for-third-party-tv?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

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/

 

AMD shows off 7nm next-gen chips at CES, aims at Intel and Nvidia

https://news.yahoo.com/amd-shows-off-7nm-next-gen-chips-ces-201758767--finance.html

 

Watch Intel's CES 2019 press event in under 10 minutes

New 9th gen Core CPUs, 10nm chips and more!

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/08/intel-ces-press-event/?yptr=yahoo

 

This $18 Asus ZenDrive External DVD Writer is suitable for both PC and Mac

Add even more functionality to your computer for less than $20 today.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-asus-zendrive-external-dvd-writer

 

The 15 Most Useless Websites of 2018

Pointless websites abound on the web. Here are Lifewire's favorites

https://www.lifewire.com/most-useless-websites-4176862

 

How to Place Images in Microsoft Word the Way You Want

https://www.maketecheasier.com/place-images-microsoft-word/

 

The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Your iPhone's Home Screen Without Jailbreaking

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/ultimate-guide-customizing-your-iphones-home-screen-without-jailbreaking-0190951/

 

Windows 10’s New Build Pushes Password-less Accounts, Mutes Cortana on OOBE

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/196876/windows-10s-new-build-pushes-password-less-accounts-mutes-cortana-on-oobe?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-99f50Fl15g58bjASW8tgtsEGb3cB5cyqpShSUtSjRt8uNKe8Wu2c8D9poFdcTwS80EN8DVS0Ax66EttS0_MMGpz7Km_g&_hsmi=68746336

 

Grammarly for Firefox

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

 

How to Fix: Move MS SQL Databases to Another Drive, Partition

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10482/how-fix-move-ms-sql-databases-another-drive-partition

 

Boostnote is an open source OneNote alternative

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/23/boostnote-is-an-open-source-onenote-alternative/

 

7 Reasons Why Console Gaming Is Better Than PC Gaming

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-console-gaming-better-pc-gaming/

 

How to Add Music to Your PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.howtogeek.com/398769/how-to-add-music-to-your-powerpoint-presentation/

 

Hands On: The Omen Obelisk, HP's Hyperpowered Compact Tower

New for CES 2019, the HP Omen Obelisk is a tightly designed gaming desktop brimming with cutting-edge components, including GeForce RTX graphics.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365684/hands-on-the-omen-obelisk-hp-s-hyperpowered-compact-tower?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

[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/

 

AT&T Executive Thinks You Will Love Its Fake 5G

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/t-executive-thinks-love-fake-200500326.html

 

Microsoft, Samsung and Qualcomm talk connected PCs in 2019

The companies discussed benefits, challenges and the future of laptops that are always online.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/09/always-connected-pc-panel-microsoft-samsung-qualcomm-ces-2019/?yptr=yahoo

 

The SanDisk Extreme 1TB SSD combines speed and space at a low price of $180

For all your super extreme data storage and portability needs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-sandisk-extreme-1tb-ssd-combines-speed-and-space-low-price-180

 

How to Disable Extensions and Plug-Ins in Google Chrome

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-chrome-extensions-and-plugins-4136252

 

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

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

 

FBI looks into hoaxer texting GOP lawmakers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/resources/email-security/fbi-looks-hoaxer-texting-gop-lawmakers/

 

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

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

 

You Can Now Register to Try Out Microsoft’s Chromium Browser

Microsoft is currently working on building a new browser after its EdgeHTML experiment failed, so now the company is transitioning to Chromium for an approach that just can’t go wrong.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-register-to-try-out-microsoft-s-chromium-browser-524363.shtml

 

Who Are You, Really? A Peek at the Future of Identity

Experts dive into the trends and challenges defining the identity space and predict how online identities will change in years to come.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/who-are-you-really-a-peek-at-the-future-of-identity/d/d-id/1333491

 

Manage bookmarks on Windows with Ron's WebLynx

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/22/manage-bookmarks-on-windows-with-rons-weblynx/

 

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

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

 

USB-C Is Going to Get A Lot More Secure

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/usb-c-is-going-to-get-a-lot-more-secure/

 

Coolpad Shows New Wi-Fi Hotspot for T-Mobile

The new Coolpad Surf will be the first dedicated hotspot for T-Mobile's rural Band 71 network.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365786/coolpad-shows-new-wi-fi-hotspot-for-t-mobile?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

How to reduce the size of your PST file in Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook offers its own tools and tricks to help you shrink your PST file. Learn how to use Outlook's built-in cleanup utility.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-reduce-the-size-of-your-pst-file-in-microsoft-outlook/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

AT&T Is Preparing for a 'Significant' Round of Layoffs, Report Says

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/t-preparing-apos-significant-apos-000825633.html

 

Xiaomi's $60 AirDots Pro are not-so-subtle AirPod clones

Even the charging case looks like Apple's.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/08/xiaomi-mi-airdots-pro-apple-airpods/?yptr=yahoo

 

Anker's discounted Jump Starter Pro should be in every single trunk

Winter's here.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-anker-roav-jump-starter-pro-and-portable-battery

 

How to Change the Google Chrome Theme

Personalizing Chrome is easy and quick

https://www.lifewire.com/change-theme-in-google-chrome-4136251

 

Samsung Testing Brain-Controlled TV

https://www.maketecheasier.com/samsung-brain-controlled-tv/

 

Humana says Bankers Life breach exposed PII on insurance policy applicants

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/humana-says-bankers-life-breach-exposed-pii-on-insurance-policy-applicants/

 

How to Change Default App Mode and Windows Mode to Light or Dark Theme Color in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24038-change-default-app-windows-mode-light-dark-theme-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Fix Network Issues Caused by Windows Update KB4480970

The January 2019 monthly rollup update for Windows 7 comes with a little surprise, breaking the network connectivity for some devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-network-issues-caused-by-windows-update-kb4480970-524486.shtml

 

Stronger DNS Security Stymies Would-Be Criminals

2018 saw a reduced number of huge DNS-facilitated DDoS attacks. Vendors and service providers believe that malicious impact will drop with continued technology improvements.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-and-threats/stronger-dns-security-stymies-would-be-criminals/d/d-id/1333600

 

HWiNFO 6.0 released with monitoring optimizations

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/20/hwinfo-6-0-released-with-monitoring-optimizations/

 

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

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

 

The Roku Channel is Coming to Android and iOS, Premium Add-Ons in Tow

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/the-roku-channel-is-coming-to-android-and-ios-premium-add-ons-in-tow/

 

Seagate's New Storage Products Include World's First NAS SSD

Seagate is trying to cater to all our data storage needs by announcing six new storage solutions spread across SSD and HDD internal and external drives. We're also getting the world's first NAS SSD.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365805/seagates-new-storage-products-include-worlds-first-nas-ssd?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

How to secure your Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop installation with Uncomplicated Firewall

Looking for more security on your Ubuntu 18.04 desktops? You can't go wrong with enabling the firewall on the Ubuntu Desktop.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-your-ubuntu-18-04-desktop-installation-in-one-easy-step/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/vizio-wacky-idea-futuristic-dolby-153200893.html

 

Cloud Hosting Provider DataResolution.net Battling Christmas Eve Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/cloud-hosting-provider-dataresolution-net-battling-christmas-eve-ransomware-attack/

 

The best 100+ Mac tips from 2018

This comprehensive list of the best Mac tips we've published across the past year will set you up for a productive 2019.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3329556/apple-mac/the-best-100-mac-tips-from-2018.html

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Tue 1501 01/08/2019

Inside Honda's Voice-Controlled, Mixed Reality 'Dream Drive'

The automaker has built a voice-activated app experience into its vehicles, and is starting to think about what humans will do with our time in the car when we're not driving.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365780/inside-hondas-voice-controlled-mixed-reality-dream-drive?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

To What Extent Do You Protect Your Online Privacy?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-extent-protect-online-privacy/

 

A look at community-powered VPN Penguin Proxy

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/28/a-look-at-community-powered-vpn-penguin-proxy/

 

Ultracopier

Move or copy your files and folders and transfer files from one location to another at high speed thanks to this handy application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Ultracopier.shtml

 

Ultimate Password Guide: Best Ways and Tools to Create Strong Password

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/guides/how-to-create-strong-password/

 

How to add notes to Microsoft OneNote with an Amazon Echo

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-notes-microsoft-onenote-amazon-echo

 

How to Move Users Folder to another Location in Windows 10

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

 

The Best Phones for Watching Movies & TV Shows — Under $500

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/best-phones-for-watching-movies-tv-shows-under-500-0185686/

 

How to stop the latest Windows 10 update from disabling your Admin account

Windows 10 version 1809 invalidates some local Administrator accounts. Here's how to keep the account active.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-stop-the-latest-windows-10-update-from-disabling-your-admin-account/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

USB Type-C Is About to Get Safer and Potentially More Annoying

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/283077-usb-type-c-is-about-to-get-safer-and-potentially-more-annoying

 

[Important] If You Click “Check for Updates” Button in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/important-if-you-click-check-for-updates-button-in-windows-10/

 

AirTaps True Wireless Earbuds Are Now Under $40

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/airtaps-true-wireless-earbuds-now-40/

 

How to Always Take Sharp Photos

https://www.howtogeek.com/400720/how-to-always-take-sharp-photos/

 

The Meaning of FUBAR

Deconstructing this weird word that's actually an acronym

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-fubar-mean-4150365

 

10 best photo apps for iPhone

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

 

How to Glide on a Onewheel Electric Board (No Coordination Needed)

The Onewheel+ XR isn't cheap, but its intuitive hands-free control and app-controlled stabilization tech powers a surprisingly smooth experience for the less-coordinated among us.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365779/how-to-glide-on-a-onewheel-electric-board-no-coordination-n?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

How to Disable Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-recent-items-frequent-places-windows10/

 

Windows 10 1903 to support AVIF formal

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/28/windows-10-1903-to-support-avif-format/

 

A-Tools Free Edition

Manage Excel data on the network, share data on LAN or Internet, query functions and do much more by turning to this Excel add-in

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/A-Tools-Free-Edition.shtml

 

FCC launches probe of CenturyLink in wake of nationwide 911 outage

Chairman Ajit Pai says not being able to call emergency services "completely unacceptable" and is "particularly troubling."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fcc-launches-probe-centurylink-wake-nationwide-911-outage-n952681

 

4 Windows 10 predictions for 2019

Now that 2018 is over, it's time to start thinking about what might be in store for Windows in the next 12 months.

https://www.windowscentral.com/zac-bowdens-windows-predictions-2019

 

How to Show Drive Letters Before or After Drive Name in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/64249-show-drive-letters-before-after-name-windows-10-a.html

 

The 5 Best Phones for Streaming Videos from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube & Amazon Prime

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/5-best-phones-for-streaming-videos-from-netflix-hulu-youtube-amazon-prime-0176250/

 

Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 as favorite desktop OS

The turning point was flagged by web traffic analytics firm Net Applications, whose NetMarketShare figures showed Windows 10's market share on desktop and laptop PCs passing Windows 7 in December 2018.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-finally-overtakes-windows-7-as-favorite-desktop-os/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Nvidia RTX 2060 Price, Performance, Design Details Leak

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/283013-performance-design-details-price-leak-nvidia-rtx-2060

 

[Tip] Disable “Check for Updates” Button in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-check-for-updates-button-in-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

[Updated] Google Drive Has a Serious Spam Problem, But Google Says a Fix is Coming

https://www.howtogeek.com/400511/google-drive-has-a-serious-spam-problem-and-google-doesnt-seem-to-care/

 

What in the World Does 'JFC' Mean?

How to interpret JFC when you see it on social media or in a text

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-jfc-mean-4141717

 

The beginner's guide to iCloud Photo Sharing

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

 

Whirlpool's Smart Oven Knows How to Cook Your Food to Perfection

Why take the time to read cooking instructions when you could own an oven that knows what food you're trying to nuke and automatically cooks it to perfection? That's the theory, anyway, and you'll be glad to hear it's big enough for a 12-inch pizza.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365834/whirlpools-smart-oven-knows-how-to-cook-your-food-to-perfec?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Customizing the Dictionary App on macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/customize-dictionary-app-macos/

 

Private Winten: new Windows 10 privacy tweaker with firewall

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/26/private-winten-new-windows-10-privacy-tweaker-with-firewall/

 

Standard Notes

Straightforward note-taking piece of software that saves everything in the cloud and also features end-to-end AES-256 encryption

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Standard-Notes.shtml

 

Doctors to Silicon Valley engineers: Spend more time in the hospital before building apps

Across the country, as more funding than ever pours into digital health, technologists are realizing that selling to doctors is more challenging than they expected.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/doctors-silicon-valley-engineers-spend-more-time-hospital-building-apps-n952791

 

How Microsoft shifting to Chromium affects Windows Sets #AskDanWindows 55

Chromium and the future of Sets, and talking Windows Core OS on phones

https://www.windowscentral.com/askdanwindows-55

 

The Best Smart Bulbs For Your Amazon Echo

https://www.reviewgeek.com/10641/the-best-smart-bulbs-for-your-amazon-echo/

 

Cybercriminals double up using Vidar and GandCrab in single attacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/cybercriminals-double-up-using-vidar-and-gandcrab-in-single-attacks/

 

How to use a password manager on your iPhone or iPad

You can use a password manager on your iOS device to easily sign into secure websites and mobile apps. Learn how to do so in iOS 12.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-a-password-manager-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apple’s big miss: It’s time to stop messing around

Apple’s warning of softer-than anticipated iPhone sales is entirely predictable

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3330584/mobile-wireless/apple-s-big-miss-it-s-time-to-stop-messing-around.html

 

6 Ways to Anger Attackers on Your Network

Because you can't hack back without breaking the law, these tactics will frustrate, deceive, and annoy intruders instead.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/6-ways-to-anger-attackers-on-your-network/d/d-id/1333550

 

How to Prevent Any App From Using Mobile Data on Android

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

 

Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords, Starting With Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-wants-to-kill-passwords-starting-with-windows-10/

 

What You Need to Know About Mailer Daemon Spam

https://www.lifewire.com/mailer-daemon-spam-4135595

 

Ways to clean up your digital clutter effectively

https://macpaw.com/how-to/clean-digital-clutter

 

Dell XPS 13 (9380)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/365771/dell-xps-13-9380?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Windows 10 Pro Systems Accidentally Downgraded into Windows 10 Home

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-pro-accidentally-downgraded/

 

Handbrake 1.2.0 video transcoder released

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/24/handbrake-1-2-0-video-transcoder-released/

 

QOwnNotes

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/QOwnNotes.shtml

 

Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/apple-phone-phishing-scams-getting-better/

 

Intel reveals first 10nm Ice Lake processors, coming holiday 2019

The long-awaited 10nm chips will arrive in laptops this holiday season.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-reveals-first-10nm-ice-lake-processors-coming-holiday-2019

 

Watch movies for free: The 9 best streaming services

Only the popcorn will cost you. Well, that and the internet connection for your phone, laptop or set-top box.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/best-free-online-movie-streaming-services/

 

WhatsApp malicious video hoax reportedly makes comeback

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/whatsapp-malicious-video-hoax-reportedly-makes-comeback/

 

How to use Microsoft OneDrive on your iOS or Android device

The Microsoft OneDrive mobile app can help you view and manage your online files on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Here's how to use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-microsoft-onedrive-on-your-ios-or-android-device/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The best 300+ iOS tips from 2018

This comprehensive list of the best iOS tips we've published across the past year will set you up for a productive 2019.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3329784/mobile-wireless/the-best-300-ios-tips-from-2018.html

 

2019 Attacker Playbook

Security pundits predict the ways that cybercriminals, nation-state actors, and other attackers will refine their tactics, techniques, and procedures in the coming year.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/2019-attacker-playbook/d/d-id/1333482

 

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 to Search All Streaming Services For a Movie or TV Show

https://www.howtogeek.com/400516/how-to-search-all-streaming-services-for-a-movie-or-tv-show/

 

Redirect Email Messages Instead of Forwarding Them

https://www.lifewire.com/redirecting-email-messages-1166732

 

Windows 10 freezes or stops responding: what to do?

https://macpaw.com/how-to/windows-pc-freezes

 

Hyundai Elevate Is the Closest We've Gotten to Transformers

The concept car can walk or climb over obstacles with robotic legs on a modular, multi-use chassis that shrinks down into driving mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365816/hyundai-elevate-is-the-closest-weve-gotten-to-transformers?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

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Mon 1500 01/07/2019

Apple just signed a deal with its former top rival, Samsung, showing how the company's changing

  - Samsung Smart TVs will soon support Apple iTunes for movie and TV purchases and playback.

  - Samsung and Apple have a weird history, and the two are typically rivals in most markets.

  - Samsung's new TVs will also support Apple AirPlay 2.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/06/apple-itunes-comes-to-samsung-tvs.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

LG Unveils Rollable OLED TV That Disappears Into Its Stand

Turned off, the OLED TV R looks like a coffee table, or an empty TV stand. But with the press of a button, it turns into a 65-inch 4K TV in 10 seconds. Here at CES, LG also shows off an 88-inch 8K OLED and a 75-inch 8K Nanocell LCD model.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365778/lg-unveils-rollable-oled-tv-that-disappears-into-its-stand?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

How to Fix “Windows License Will Expire Soon” Error

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-license-will-expire-soon-error/

 

What Does the Acronym RUH Mean?

This suggestive acronym isn't one you'll see just anywhere online

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-ruh-mean-4151890

 

SmarterMail

Quickly migrate from any mail service such as GMail or Yahoo and get access to calendars, messages, contacts and notes within seconds

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/E-mail-Servers/SmarterMail-free-edition.shtml

 

Download Firefox, Opera and Chrome Offline Installers

https://www.askvg.com/download-firefox-opera-and-chrome-offline-installers/

 

The 15 Funniest Websites for the Best Humor on the Web

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-funniest-websites-best-humor-web/

 

New Utility Can Double AMD Threadripper 2990WX Performance

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283114-new-utility-can-double-amd-threadripper-2990wx-performance

 

How to View Reliability History in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75294-view-reliability-history-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Research a Topic Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/400110/how-to-research-a-topic-online/

 

Scan QR Codes in Your Pixel's Camera App

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/scan-qr-codes-your-pixels-camera-app-0192157/

 

How to manage Windows 10's Automatic Maintenance feature

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

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

 

Thunderbird: big plans for 2019

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/03/thunderbird-big-plans-for-2019/

 

The tech industry outlook for 2019 wasn't great — and then Apple made it downright gloomy

Tech investors, while still optimistic for the long term, are gearing up for a rocky 2019.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tech-industry-outlook-2019-wasn-t-great-then-apple-made-n954301

 

How to speed up macOS Mojave

https://macpaw.com/how-to/speed-up-mojave

 

HP's Newest Chromebooks Are Priced Just Right

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/hps-newest-chromebooks-priced-just-170000731.html

 

A Look Inside Bosch's Driverless Shuttle

At CES, the multinational engineering and electronics company also debuted PAI, a 3D projector for kitchen counter tops, and an Alexa-powered robot lawn mower.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365768/a-look-inside-boschs-driverless-shuttle?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

5 of the Best Android Apps to Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

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

 

What SJW Means in Internet Lingo

Who are the Social Justice Warriors and what do they want?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-sjw-mean-4150132

 

DreamMail

With support for POP3, SMTP, eSMTP, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts and even RSS feeds, this tool lets you access your e-mail, create backups and password-protect messages with ease

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/E-mail/E-mail-Clients/DreamMail.shtml

 

[Opera Tip] Enable / Disable Enhanced Address Bar or Quick Access Pane

https://www.askvg.com/opera-tip-enable-disable-enhanced-address-bar-or-quick-access-pane/

 

7 Types of Browser Cookies You Need to Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/types-browser-cookies-to-know-about/

 

DRAM Manufacturers Slash Capacity Expansion to Limit Price Drops

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283081-dram-manufacturers-slash-capacity-expansion-to-limit-price-drops

 

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

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

 

How to Pause Audio on a PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.howtogeek.com/400262/how-to-pause-audio-on-a-powerpoint-presentation/

 

App Over 150 MB? Here's How to Download It Using Cellular Data on Your iPhone

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/app-over-150-mb-heres-download-using-cellular-data-your-iphone-0192155/

 

Microsoft and Kroger partner on 'connected store' pilot experience

The pilot program involves two stores in Monroe, Ohio and Redmond, Washington.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-and-kroger-partner-connected-store-pilot-experience

 

Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade could invalidate Administrator account (haven't seen this as yet)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/02/windows-10-version-1809-upgrade-could-invalidate-administrator-account/

 

Computer virus hits newspapers coast-to-coast

"It’s likely that the issues will affect the process of printing and delivering the Sunday newspapers as well," the Los Angeles Times said in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/computer-virus-hits-southern-california-newspapers-n953001

 

How fast does your PC need to be?

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

 

Apple Addresses iPad Pro 'Bend' Drama With Support Page Outlining Manufacturing Process

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-addresses-ipad-pro-bend-213000947.html

 

First Look: HP Omen X Emperium 65, First Nvidia Big Format Gaming Display

Nvidia teased the "BFGD" monster gaming monitors last year at CES. Only now, they ship: HP will be bringing the first to market, and it's a beast for eye and ear.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365687/first-look-hp-omen-x-emperium-65-first-nvidia-big-format-gam?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Your One-Stop Troubleshooting Guide for Skype Call Issues

https://www.maketecheasier.com/troubleshoot-skype-call-issues/

 

What Exactly Does Wowzers Mean?

Here's how to interpret this funny word

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-wowzers-mean-4146845

 

PenguinProxy

Connect to the web using a US or Canada proxy to protect your privacy and unlock content that's not available in your area, no configuration needed

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Secure-Browsing-VPN/PenguinProxy.shtml

 

Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make a Splash at CES 2019

https://www.barrons.com/articles/ces-2019-artificial-intelligence-51546624786?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

The 7 Best Apps and Sites to Check Air Quality Anywhere

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-air-quality-apps/

 

Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Experian's annual data breach forecast predicts that biometric hacking will continue to surge as more mobile devices use fingerprint scans and Face ID technology to protect corporate and consumer data. But there are ways to avoid being hacked.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3329716/mobile-wireless/qa-experian-exec-says-biometrics-wont-save-you-from-mobile-hacks.html

 

The Best Smart Light Switches for Your Amazon Echo

https://www.reviewgeek.com/11133/the-best-smart-light-switches-for-your-amazon-echo/

 

How to Create a Questionnaire in Microsoft Forms

https://www.howtogeek.com/400488/how-to-create-a-questionnaire-in-microsoft-forms/

 

Alexa, be afraid: Google's Home Hub showcases Amazon's vulnerabilities

Commentary: Think Alexa is the voice assistant to beat? Think again.

https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-be-afraid-google-home-hub-showcases-amazon-vulnerabilities-commentary/

 

List of all NVIDIA 'G-Sync Compatible' FreeSync Monitors

We've rounded up all the NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible monitors certified so far.

https://www.windowscentral.com/list-all-nvidia-g-sync-compatible-freesync-monitors

 

Find duplicate photos with Find.Same.Images.OK for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/02/find-duplicate-photos-with-find-same-images-ok-for-windows/

 

Cyber Threat Mistakes, Not To Be Repeated in 2019

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/cyber-threat-mistakes-2018/

 

5 reasons why you need a PC cleaning software

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

 

Apple Phishing Scam Reportedly Looks Alarmingly Like the Real Deal

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apple-phishing-scam-reportedly-looks-181000036.html

 

Hands On With Planet's Bizarre But Unique Cosmo Communicator

Planet's new foldable, retro, Android-based PDA evokes the Nokia Communicator of days gone by. It's kind of awkward but also kind of great. It really depends on how retro you want to be.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365782/hands-on-with-planets-bizarre-but-unique-cosmo-communicator?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

5 of the Best Anti-Theft and Find My Phone Apps for Android

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

 

What Does MWF Mean?

This less popular acronym could have two possible meanings

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-mwf-mean-4151793

 

fman

Dual-pane file manager for Windows, Mac OS and Linux with a minimalistic interface, focus on enhanced performance, and support for open-source plugins

https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/fman.shtml

 

Apple's Problem Is The Same One Facing Every Consumer Tech Firm Today

Apple has some self-inflicted wounds, such as pricing the latest iPhones too high. But it's also up against a general malaise in tech hardware.

https://www.thestreet.com/technology/apple-problem-is-not-unique-14824713?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

 

Apple wants to stop you from using dangerous USB-C devices

Friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified USB-C cables to their devices.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3331161/security/apple-wants-to-stop-you-from-using-dangerous-usb-c-devices.html

 

The Best Smart Thermostat For Your Amazon Echo

https://www.reviewgeek.com/10614/the-best-smart-thermostat-for-your-amazon-echo/

 

The Best Ways to Read News on Your iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/399127/the-best-ways-to-read-news-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

Brava Oven

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/these-new-kitchen-gadgets-will-change-how-you-cook-store-and-dispose-of-your-food/

 

This $12 power inverter adds an AC outlet and two USB ports to your vehicle

Don't drive off without one of these.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-bestek-power-inverter-usb-ac-adapter

 

A look at AdGuard DNS

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/31/a-look-at-adguard-dns/

 

Four Virus Error: Is your iOS/Android/Windows System Heavily Damaged ?

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/security/your-system-is-heavily-damaged-by-four-virus/

 

How to edit photos with Mac's native image editors

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

 

Microsoft Might Reveal These 5 Hardware Devices in 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-might-reveal-5-hardware-151000536.html

 

A Rare AMD Chromebook: Hands On With HP's 2019 Chromebook 14 (this is the old A series not the Ryzen series)

AMD silicon isn't common in the Chromebook world, but the HP Chromebook 14 factors in a new CPU for an enticingly low price.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365686/a-rare-amd-chromebook-hands-on-with-hp-s-2019-chromebook-14?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

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Sun 1499 01/06/2019

GE adds a bunch of Google Assistant-friendly smart home products

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/03/ge-adds-a-bunch-of-google-assistant-friendly-smart-home-products/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple plunges on guidance as iPhone sales disappoint

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-cuts-first-quarter-revenue-214529525.html

 

How to Mount Google Drive in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mount-google-drive-ubuntu/

 

What Does CTFU Stand for and Mean?

This rare acronym is actually quite vulgar!

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-ctfu-mean-4139854

 

Apple support phishing scams are getting really good

Be warned.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-support-phishing-scams-are-getting-really-good/

 

Google's Fuchsia OS will be able to run Android apps

It might make users more open to switch to the new platform.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/03/google-fuchsia-os-android-apps/?yptr=yahoo

 

The 7 Best Apps for Scrolling Screenshots on Android and iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/scrolling-screenshots-android-ios/

 

Samsung Unveils Stunning 49-inch, FreeSync 2 HDR Monitor

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283151-samsung-crg9-49-inch-329-5k-monitor-freesync-2-hdr

 

Mozilla Accused of Running Ads On Firefox

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10478/mozilla-accused-running-ads-firefox

 

APFS: The most useful features in the new Apple File System

https://macpaw.com/how-to/apfs-macos-file-system

 

Spooked by a speaking security camera? Polite hacker tells owner how to fix his IoT security

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/spooked-by-a-speaking-security-camera-polite-hacker-tells-owner-how-to-fix-his-iot-security-20673.html#new_tab

 

[Tip] How to Disable Ads on New Tab Page in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-disable-ads-on-new-tab-page-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Google Chrome Getting a Native Dark Mode in Windows 10

https://www.thurrott.com/google/196748/google-chrome-getting-a-native-dark-mode-in-windows-10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Q5hd8eLZ7JSq-9qRtALDCSvtvgjwohcUhh_9QntJ3Lt_8K52f42CcoWxa1h2V2Nm5Fo54ZdddpM-Gt2UNJyVvditcKA&_hsmi=68720897

 

A Recent IE Patch is Causing Windows to Fail While Booting on Some Lenovo Laptops

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/a-recent-ie-patch-is-causing-windows-to-fail-while-booting-on-some-lenovo-laptops/

 

WifiChannelMonitor

A Wi-Fi traffic capturing application that enables you to view a list of all the access points, the connected clients and their identification information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Protocol-Analyzers-Sniffers/WifiChannelMonitor.shtml

 

The Best Password Managers for 2019

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=14

 

'We've hit an inflection point': Big Tech failed big-time in 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/weve-hit-inflection-point-big-tech-failed-big-time-2018-164902562.html

 

9 Ways to Reuse Your Old Routers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reuse-old-routers/

 

What Does LML Stand For?

Breaking down this strange acronym that can often be seen across social media

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-lml-mean-4142880

 

Here comes the thermoelectric future: We tried out the next generation of self-powered sensors

Matrix Industries wants to find ways to keep the connected world of tomorrow running forever, via heat, solar and maybe other sources.

https://www.cnet.com/news/thermoelectric-future-we-tried-out-the-next-generation-of-self-powered-sensors/

 

LG Display unveils an 88-inch 8K OLED screen with built-in sound

There's also a 65-inch 8K screen with super-fast response times.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/06/lg-88-inch-8k-oled-with-crystal-sound/?yptr=yahoo

 

4 Handy Mac Apps That Bring Gmail to Your Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-apps-gmail-desktop/

 

Here’s What to Expect From the Samsung Galaxy S10

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/281580-heres-what-to-expect-from-the-samsung-galaxy-s10

 

Islamic State Supporters Hijack Twitter Accounts

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10479/islamic-state-supporters-hijack-twitter-accounts

 

How to organize photos on Mac: Smart Albums and other tricks

https://macpaw.com/how-to/organize-photos-app-mac

 

Twitter let someone promote an obvious PayPal phishing scam

https://thenextweb.com/security/2019/01/01/twitter-let-someone-promote-an-obvious-paypal-phishing-scam/

 

Opera Secret Power User Settings Mode and Konami Code

https://www.askvg.com/opera-secret-power-user-settings-mode-and-konami-code/

 

Mozilla Has Big Plans for Thunderbird in 2019

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/196755/mozilla-has-big-plans-for-thunderbird-in-2019?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Q5hd8eLZ7JSq-9qRtALDCSvtvgjwohcUhh_9QntJ3Lt_8K52f42CcoWxa1h2V2Nm5Fo54ZdddpM-Gt2UNJyVvditcKA&_hsmi=68720897

 

Windows Update May Soon Reboot Your PC Immediately (If You Want, But Why?)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-update-may-soon-reboot-your-pc-immediately-if-you-want-but-why/

 

WiFi Manager

Manage the wireless network connections in your range, view valuable information, and connect to any preferred access point using this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/CobraTek-WiFi-Manager.shtml

 

Everything You Need to Know About the Tribune Publishing Cyberattack

Printing operations at the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and all Tribune Publishing newspapers were disrupted over the weekend by a widespread cyberattack, reportedly traced back to the Ryuk ransomware.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365654/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-tribune-publishing-cyb?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=14

 

How your TV or broadband bill might creep up in the new year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tv-broadband-bill-might-creep-144452565.html

 

How Does Bluetooth Work, and Why Is It So Terrible?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-does-bluetooth-work/

 

What Does INB4 Actually Mean?

Decoding a Term That's Often Seen on Popular Message Boards

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-inb4-mean-4142603

 

Set Multiple Timers on Your iPhone to Run Side by Side

https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/set-multiple-timers-your-iphone-run-side-by-side-0190020/

 

Fix Ethernet Doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error in Windows 10

https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/guides/ethernet-doesnt-have-a-valid-ip-configuration/

 

Apple Patents Mysterious Device With 360-Degree Screen

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/apple-patents-mysterious-device-360-degree-screen/

 

How Microsoft lost the web

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3330239/web-browsers/how-microsoft-lost-the-web.html

 

Why You Shouldn’t Buy A 5G Phone In 2019

https://www.reviewgeek.com/10888/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-5g-phone-in-2019/

 

How to use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

https://macpaw.com/how-to/icloud-photo-library-iphone

 

Google Chrome Dark Mode on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/04/google-chrome-dark-mode-on-windows/

 

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

 

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

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

 

PSA: Fake App Store Receipts Are Tricking People Into Providing All Their Personal Details

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/psa-fake-app-store-receipts-are-tricking-people-into-providing-all-their-personal-details/

 

Grammarly for Microsoft Office

Automated proofreader and grammar checker with plagiarism detection features, enabling you to evaluate the overall quality of your documents

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

 

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.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=14

 

Acer's Chromebook 315 Is a Lot of Laptop for Just $280

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/acers-chromebook-315-lot-laptop-170000607.html

 

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/map-network-drive-windows10/

 

What Does It Mean When Someone Replies With 'Mhm'?

This strange slang term actually isn't an acronym at all

https://www.lifewire.com/what-does-mhm-mean-4147307

 

Verify Your Bumble Account to Help Fight Catfishing

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/how-to/verify-your-bumble-account-help-fight-catfishing-0192016/

 

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/

 

WhiteSmoke Uses AI to Correct Your Writing Errors — Now 80% off

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whitesmoke-uses-ai-correct-writing-errors-now-80-off/

 

Brave browser goes 'full-Chromium' by adopting Google UI

The release of Brave 0.57 earlier this month culminates a UI swap that began in March.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3328781/web-browsers/brave-browser-goes-full-chromium-by-adopting-google-ui.html

 

Product Of The Year: The Google Home Hub

https://www.reviewgeek.com/11218/product-of-the-year-the-google-home-hub/

 

macOS High Sierra: The New Features That Matter

https://macpaw.com/how-to/new-features-in-macos-high-sierra

 

Winamp Community Update Project releases first Winamp Preview

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/03/winamp-community-update-project-releases-first-winamp-preview/

 

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 Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-rebuild-icon-cache-windows-10-a.html

 

What Is CES, and Why Should I Care?

https://www.howtogeek.com/400655/what-is-ces-and-why-should-i-care/

 

AdwCleaner

Adware and toolbar removal application that silently eliminates a vast array of programs that have a negative impact on your system's security and performance

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/AdwCleaner.shtml

 

The Best Smart Home Security Systems for 2019

Need a security system but don't know where to start? We've tested all the major DIY and professionally installed security packages to help you determine which is the best smart home security system for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2498510,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=14

 

Acer Introduces its First Chromebook Powered by Versatile AMD A-Series Processors with Radeon Graphics

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/acer-introduces-first-chromebook-powered-170000863.html

 

Malware attack disrupts delivery of L.A. Times and Tribune papers across the U.S.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-times-delivery-disruption-20181229-story.html

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