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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 01/26/2019 1519
Fri 01/25/2019 1518
Thur 01/24/2019 1517
Wed 01/23/2019 1516
Tue 01/22/2019 1515
Mon 01/21/2019 1514
Sun 01/20/2019 1513

Sat 1519 01/26/2019

Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This

The devices have become our constant companions. This was not the plan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/opinion/sunday/steve-jobs-never-wanted-us-to-use-our-iphones-like-this.html?emc=edit_th_190126&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370126

 

Work faster and smarter by adding this feature to your computer

https://www.komando.com/downloads/518447/work-faster-and-smarter-by-adding-this-feature-to-your-computer

 

4 of the Best Web Browsers with a Focus on Privacy

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-privacy-web-browsers/

 

Netatmo announces HomeKit doorbell that doesn’t require a subscription

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/netatmo-announces-homekit-doorbell-that-doesnt-require-a-subscription/

 

Outdated Software Exposes PC Users to Security Risks Says Report

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/outdated-software-exposes-pc-users-to-security-risks-says-report/

 

DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps Into Search Results

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/197786/duckduckgo-integrates-apple-maps-into-search-results?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8klZlnGB-P9E1jf0Ua2RVlHvfj6cPFVCv8bMm8vzSsJNKTx5p75x28YiCiTRkKE-uf8NvXTzwdKdhI6XPaS3GcgR7tig&_hsmi=69045641

 

8 Ways to Email Large Attachments

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-ways-to-email-large-attachments/

 

Windows 10 Updates: A Survival Guide

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-update-tips-4117260

 

Should You Buy A New Or Used Smartphone?

https://www.techjunkie.com/should-buy-new-or-used-smartphone/

 

No, Apple Isn't Overcharging for the iPhone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/no-apple-isn-apos-t-132200443.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

The discounted Intel NUC mini computer is more powerful than you think

Barebones but powerful.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-discounted-intel-nuc-mini-computer-more-powerful-you-think

 

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

 

How to Use (or Hide) Outlook’s Read Aloud Tool

https://www.howtogeek.com/394820/how-to-use-or-hide-outlooks-read-aloud-tool/

 

HDHomeRun

An application that connects to HDHomeRun TV tuners and helps you broadcast live TV channels streams using your computer and a media player

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Radio-TV-Player/HDHomeRun.shtml

 

Arlo security cameras are losing one of their key benefits

Free cloud video storage isn't being offered with a new 4K camera

https://www.techhive.com/article/3334616/security-cameras/arlo-security-cameras-are-losing-one-of-their-key-benefits.html?utm_date=20190127030148

 

15 amazing Google tricks you never knew before now

https://www.komando.com/columns/528355/15-amazing-google-tricks-you-never-knew-before-now

 

7 of the Best Add-ins for Microsoft Word to Improve Your Productivity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-add-ins-microsoft-word/

 

Withings promises an extensive at-home health solution for $250

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/withings-promises-an-extensive-at-home-health-solution-for-250/

 

Microsoft Adds OneDrive Cloud File Sharing to Skype

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-adds-onedrive-cloud-file-sharing-to-skype/

 

Apple Now Sells Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/ios/197799/apple-now-sells-smart-battery-cases-for-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8klZlnGB-P9E1jf0Ua2RVlHvfj6cPFVCv8bMm8vzSsJNKTx5p75x28YiCiTRkKE-uf8NvXTzwdKdhI6XPaS3GcgR7tig&_hsmi=69045641

 

Megabit (Mb) vs. Megabyte (MB): We Make It Less Confusing

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/megabit-vs-megabyte/

 

Tasker: What It Is & How to Use It

Tasker can make your Android phone a lot smarter

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

 

How To Record Without Holding in TikTok

https://www.techjunkie.com/tiktok-record-without-holding/

 

Microsoft president: Tech industry must 'step up to the right principles'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-president-says-government-needs-to-do-more-to-address-affordable-housing-201618334.html

 

Get Extreme performance with this discounted SanDisk 400GB microSD card

There's nothing faster.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-get-extreme-performance-discounted-sandisk-400gb-microsd-card

 

How to Enable or Disable Storage Sense to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122362-enable-disable-storage-sense-delete-temporary-files-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Use Safe Mode to Fix Your Windows PC (and When You Should)

https://www.howtogeek.com/164876/how-to-use-safe-mode-to-fix-your-windows-pc-and-when-you-should/

 

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Detects and removes viruses and other infections that may have reached your computer with the aid of different scan modes provided by Kaspersky

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Virus-Removal-Tool.shtml

 

TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

"Anybody who says there's no room left to innovate in the DVR world is not thinking broadly enough."

https://www.techhive.com/article/3335636/ces/tivo-talks-streaming-apps-android-hardware-and-a-potential-live-tv-service.html?utm_date=20190127030212

 

Scan documents with your Android gadget

https://www.komando.com/tips/527584/scan-documents-with-your-android-gadget

 

How to Enable Dark Theme on Any Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-dark-theme-android/

 

Withings brings EKG readings to its hybrid smartwatch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/withings-brings-ekg-readings-to-its-hybrid-smartwatch/

 

Check Point Fixes Privilege Escalation Bug in ZoneAlarm Free

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/check-point-fixes-privilege-escalation-bug-in-zonealarm-free/

 

Android Is Getting a System-Wide Dark Mode, and a Potential Desktop Mode

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/197851/android-is-getting-a-system-wide-dark-mode-and-a-potential-desktop-mode?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-90whao6dJdevGI24H7PZ9uHtj7LdMZMsiLUBDoAZRpE4e-lEVjLwvYyyU51KQzsRmV-gjZIqy-3C5C1R977NHBN3PKQg&_hsmi=69084805

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop: How to Access Windows From Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-remote-desktop-access-windows-mac/

 

Learn to Correctly Remove the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

Learn how to swap batteries and cards on your phone

https://www.lifewire.com/samsung-galaxy-battery-tutorial-2740999

 

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The list just keeps growing.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/google-home-complete-list-of-commands-so-far/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=12

 

Apple dismisses over 200 staff from autonomous vehicle group: CNBC

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-dismisses-over-200-staff-autonomous-vehicle-group-064530008--finance.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

How to use version history for documents in Office

You can go back in time to restore a previous versions of Office documents, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to use the feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-version-history-documents-office

 

How to Enable or Disable AV1 Video Codec Support in Google Chrome

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121446-enable-disable-av1-video-codec-support-google-chrome.html

 

How to Easily Reinstall Windows 10 Without the Bloatware

https://www.howtogeek.com/265054/how-to-easily-reinstall-windows-10-without-the-bloatware/

 

DriverPack Solution

Ensures a proper and smooth performance of devices used by your computer by keeping drivers constantly up to date, featuring driver backups

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/DriverPack-Solution-Professional.shtml

 

Get 3 Years of NordVPN Service for Just $2.99 Per Month - Deal Alert

https://www.techhive.com/article/3244263/virtual-private-network/get-72-off-nordvpn-virtual-private-network-service-for-a-limited-time-deal-alert.html?utm_date=20190127030246

 

5 apps that free up space on your Android device

https://www.komando.com/tips/526700/5-apps-that-free-up-space-on-your-android-device

 

Do Navigation Apps Make People Worse at Navigating?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/navigation-apps-worse-navigating/

 

ASUS drops a combo Alexa router/smart speaker for $220 (Never heard of this one, won't be sorry to see it go.)

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/asus-drops-a-combo-alexa-router-smart-speaker-for-220/

 

GDPR Compliance Lowers Data Breach Frequency and Impact Says Report

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/gdpr-compliance-lowers-data-breach-frequency-and-impact-says-report/

 

Windows 10 version 1809 Enters its Final Deployment Phase

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/197872/windows-10-version-1809-enters-its-final-deployment-phase?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-90whao6dJdevGI24H7PZ9uHtj7LdMZMsiLUBDoAZRpE4e-lEVjLwvYyyU51KQzsRmV-gjZIqy-3C5C1R977NHBN3PKQg&_hsmi=69084805

 

Why Android Tablets Suck (And What to Buy Instead)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-tablet-alternatives/

 

How to Turn NFC Off on Androids

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

 

6 ways to organize all of your messy cords

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/how-to-organize-messy-cords-at-home/

 

Wednesday Apple Rumors: New AirPods May Launch in First Half of 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wednesday-apple-rumors-airpods-may-190420221.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

How to fix problems with Outlook .pst and .ost data files

When Outlook has problems opening or items are missing from your inbox, you can use these steps to troubleshoot and fix issues with the data files.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-pst-and-ost-data-files-outlook

 

How to Enable or Disable AV1 Video Codec Support in Firefox

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121443-enable-disable-av1-video-codec-support-firefox.html

 

How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

 

Box Sync

Official client from Box Sync, the alternative to Dropbox services with so much for space, enabling you to access the cloud files on your devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/File-Sharing/Box-Sync.shtml

 

How to secure your Nest camera from hackers

Stopping hackers from accessing your Nest home security camera is easy.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3336117/security-cameras/how-to-secure-your-nest-home-security-camera-from-hackers.html?utm_date=20190127030253

 

Stop commercials and other voices from triggering your smart speaker

https://www.komando.com/tips/528316/stop-commercials-and-other-voices-from-triggering-your-smart-speaker

 

New Pixel 3 Lite Leak Reveals More Details

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/197878/new-pixel-3-lite-leak-reveals-more-details?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-90whao6dJdevGI24H7PZ9uHtj7LdMZMsiLUBDoAZRpE4e-lEVjLwvYyyU51KQzsRmV-gjZIqy-3C5C1R977NHBN3PKQg&_hsmi=69084805

 

Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3172540/computers-accessories/best-surge-protector.html?utm_date=20190127030522

 

How to Use a VPN on Your Fire Stick!

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

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Fri 1518 01/25/2019

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

Microsoft seems to be confident enough to start making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update available as automatic update on compatible devices.

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

 

More Evidence to Back Up Apple's iPhone XR Claims

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-evidence-back-apple-apos-235100591.html

 

Everything You Need To Know About the Blue Screen of Death

https://www.howtogeek.com/163452/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-blue-screen-of-death/

 

How to Access iCloud on Android: 5 Tips and Solutions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/need-to-access-icloud-on-your-android-we-can-help/

 

Simple Fixes for a Poorly Behaving PC

All PCs act up now and again. Let's diagnose and fix the most common problems.

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-up-that-misbehaving-pc-3557806

 

Intel Optane Memory H10: Cache, NAND Flash on Single M.2 Device

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/283448-intel-optane-memory-h10-optane-cache-and-up-to-1tb-of-qlc-nand-on-one-m-2-device?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

The Journey to My New Computer: Taking Stock

It's time for me to buy a new computer, and I'm taking you along for the ride.

https://askleo.com/the-journey-to-my-new-computer-taking-stock/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZnJGl9XqpdfbL

 

Raspberry Pi touchscreen round-up: From cheap tiny displays to tablet-sized panels

A selection of touchscreens available for the Raspberry Pi, and one eInk screen you might like to try.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-touchscreen-round-up-from-cheap-tiny-displays-to-tablet-sized-panels/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Comcast Is Using AI to Protect Your Gadgets From Hackers

The $5.99 monthly xFi Advanced Security service 'automatically protects' any device connected to your home internet via the Xfinity Advanced Gateway, Comcast said. It uses AI and machine-learning technology to monitor Wi-Fi traffic, and blocks suspicious activity in real time.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365837/comcast-is-using-ai-to-protect-your-gadgets-from-hackers?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

The iPhone XR was quietly Apple’s top-selling iPhone model last quarter

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/iphone-xr-top-selling-model-december-quarter-2018/

 

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

 

How to Remove Apps from the “Open With” List in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/remove-apps-from-windows-open-with-list/

 

Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/audi-mobileye-waymo-other-top-automakers-unite-to-spread-the-self-driving-gospel/

 

7 Alexa commands you should be using right now

https://www.komando.com/tips/522776/7-alexa-commands-you-should-be-using-right-now

 

Proposed Changes to Chrome Web Browser Could 'Destroy' Ad Blockers

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/proposed-changes-chrome-browser-could-174850552.html

 

What Is the Windows Event Viewer, and How Can I Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/123646/htg-explains-what-the-windows-event-viewer-is-and-how-you-can-use-it/

 

8 Tasker Tricks to Better Automate Your Android Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tasker-tricks-automate-android/

 

6 Most Common DLL Errors and How to Fix Them

Easy Fixes for Common DLL Problems

https://www.lifewire.com/most-common-dll-errors-and-how-to-fix-them-2624458

 

Can Technology Cure Our Healthcare Ills?

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/283500-ces-2019-can-technology-cure-our-healthcare-ills?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

How Can I Make the Text on My Screen Larger?

There are several ways to adjust the size of text and items on your screen. I'll discuss a commonly-used wrong way as well as the right way.

https://askleo.com/how_can_i_make_the_text_on_my_screen_larger/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZnJGl9XqpdfbL

 

500 robots infiltrate US grocery stores to identify safety hazards

The in-store robots test safety measures like liquid, powder, and bulk food-item spills, according to Retail Business Services.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/500-robots-infiltrate-us-grocery-stores-to-identify-safety-hazards/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Mac Antivirus Protection for 2019

Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer is not immune to malware. We test the top contenders to identify those offering the best Mac antivirus protection.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/355173/the-best-mac-antivirus-protection?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

SanDisk’s most popular 128GB microSD card just dropped below $20 on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/sandisk-128gb-microsd-card-sale-amazon-under-20/

 

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

 

How to Disable Your Mac’s Startup Sound

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-macs-startup-sound/

 

Amazon is getting more serious about Alexa in the car with Telenav deal

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/amazon-is-getting-more-serious-about-alexa-in-the-car/

 

Clean up your Facebook past with this free tool

https://www.komando.com/downloads/470570/fb-purity-cleans-up-your-social-media

 

Google’s Bid to Battle Amazon Suffers Blow as Walmart Withdraws

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-apos-bid-battle-amazon-005317798.html

 

The Only Safe Way to Update Your Hardware Drivers on Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/233115/the-only-way-to-safely-update-your-hardware-drivers-on-windows/

 

How Does CPU Cache Work and What Are L1, L2, and L3?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-cpu-cache/

 

How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 10

Go straight to the Windows 10 password prompt with no lock screen

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-lock-screen-windows-10-4173812

 

Windows Will Grab 7GB of Your Storage to Fix Its Own Update Failures

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/283376-windows-will-grab-7gb-of-your-storage-to-fix-its-own-update-failures?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

What Does “Relaying Denied” Mean?

"Relaying denied" is an error you may receive in a bounce reply to an email message you sent. I'll look at what relaying is, and why it might be denied.

https://askleo.com/what-does-relaying-denied-mean/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JZnJGl9XqpdfbL

 

Police can't force you to unlock your phone by iris, face or finger

Police can't force you to unlock your phone by iris, face or finger.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/police-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-phone-by-iris-face-or-finger/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Report: LG to Sell Roll Up TVs in 2019

At CES 2018 in January, LG showed off a 65-inch TV that could be rolled up completely when not in use or adjusted in size to remove those black borders around content. It's now thought we'll see these roll up TVs on sale in 2019.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365532/report-lg-to-sell-roll-up-tvs-in-2019?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=17

 

5 breakthrough innovations we need for portless smartphones to become mainstream

https://bgr.com/2019/01/24/meizu-zero-vs-vivo-apex-2019-specs-and-features-for-holeless-phones/

 

How to Turn On or Off Automatically Adjust Active Hours in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121699-turn-off-automatically-adjust-active-hours-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Generate Two-Factor Authentication Code from Your Linux Desktop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/generate-two-factor-authentication-code-linux-desktop/

 

Ellcie’s glasses know if you’re falling asleep while driving

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/ellcies-glasses-know-if-youre-falling-asleep-while-driving/

 

13 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/columns/526298/13-alexa-skills-that-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

Alibaba slams U.S. treatment of Huawei, efforts to curb China's rise

https://news.yahoo.com/alibaba-slams-u-treatment-huawei-143139821.html

 

How to Check Your BIOS Version and Update it

https://www.howtogeek.com/196916/how-to-check-your-bios-version-and-update-it/

 

The Internet Answers Your Craziest Hypothetical Questions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/internet-answers-craziest-hypothetical-questions/

 

4 Ways to Lock Your Windows 10 Computer

Jump to the Windows 10 lock screen with these shortcuts

https://www.lifewire.com/lock-windows-10-computer-4173810

 

Micron Will Buy Out Intel’s Share of Joint Optane Fab

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/283819-micron-will-buy-out-intels-share-of-joint-optane-fab?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

[Tip] How to Restart Google Chrome and Opera Without Losing Tabs

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-restart-google-chrome-and-opera-without-losing-tabs/

 

How to find, use, and modify the Windows 10 Show Desktop button

Depending on how you use Microsoft Windows 10, you may not know about the benefits of the Show Desktop button or even where to find it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-find-use-and-modify-the-windows-10-show-desktop-button/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems for 2019

Have a larger home with Wi-Fi dead zones? A multi-node system might be a better solution than a traditional wireless router and extenders. Here are the best Wi-Fi mesh network systems we've tested in our labs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/350795/the-best-wi-fi-mesh-network-systems?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=17

 

How to Enable AV1 Video Support on YouTube

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121451-enable-av1-video-support-youtube.html

 

How to Set Up Night Mode in Various Platforms (Windows/macOS/Linux/iOS/Android)  (I use this on all but Chromebooks.  There I use G.lux)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-night-mode-various-platforms/

 

D Free knows when it’s time to pee

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/06/d-free-knows-when-its-time-to-pee/

 

Get to know your iPhone, Android device better

https://www.komando.com/tips/526685/get-to-know-your-iphone-android-device-better

 

Apple dismisses over 200 staff from autonomous vehicle group - CNBC

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-dismisses-over-200-staff-024829083.html

 

How to enable ‘Night light’ on Windows 10

Night light is a feature on Windows 10 that helps reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality at night — Here's how to set it up.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-night-light-windows-10/

 

Why Doesn’t Android Come Rooted?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-doesnt-android-come-rooted/

 

Root Your Android Phone: What is Root & How To

While your Android isn't in the same sort of jail an iPhone lives in, rooting can help you break out.

https://www.androidcentral.com/root

 

Google Assistant Can Now Inform You About Predicted Flight Delays

Over the coming weeks, Google Assistant will begin proactively informing users about predicted flight delays, Google announced Monday. You'll get a notification on your phone if Google is at least 85 percent confident your flight will be delayed.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365525/google-assistant-can-now-inform-you-about-predicted-flight-d?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=17

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Thur 1517 01/24/2019

The 5 most iconic iPhone features that have disappeared over the years

The 5 most iconic iPhone features that have disappeared over the years

 

How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do

How to Service Your Own Computer: 7 Easy Things Computer Repair Places Do

 

AT&T, T-Mobile Will Stop Giving Your Location Data to Third Parties

Both carriers will end the location data sharing this March in response to a story from Motherboard about how bounty hunters were selling access to the real-time information for only a few hundred dollars.

AT&T, T-Mobile Will Stop Giving Your Location Data to Third Parties

 

New Ursnif Malware Campaign Uses Fileless Infection to Avoid Detection

New Ursnif Malware Campaign Uses Fileless Infection to Avoid Detection

 

Intel, Comcast ink deal to enable 10 Gigabit broadband, WiFi 6 in homes

Intel, Comcast ink deal to enable 10 Gigabit broadband, WiFi 6 in homes

 

Apple Reportedly Started Production of Long-Delayed AirPower

Apple Reportedly Started Production of Long-Delayed AirPower - Thurrott.com

 

Everybody seems to love my Surface Go (and I do too)

This little machine turns heads everywhere I go.

https://www.windowscentral.com/everyone-loves-my-surface-go

 

The 5 Best Sites for Public Domain Movies

The 5 Best Sites for Public Domain Movies

 

Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs

 

Reddit users locked out of accounts after “security concern”

Reddit users locked out of accounts after "security concern"

 

How to Create a Custom Power Plan in Windows 10

Create Custom Power Plan in Windows 10

 

These AirPods lookalikes sound great, cost $49

That's one-third the price of the real thing, and in return you get better bass and a choice of black or white. Plus: Score a great deal on a Yeti microphone and get a free Assassin's Creed game!

Can't afford AirPods? These are only $49...

 

How to Create and Delete User Accounts in Windows 10

How to Create and Delete Accounts in Windows 10

 

What is WPA3 Security, and When Can You Use it?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wpa3-is-here/

 

5 apps that free up space on your Android devic

5 apps that free up space on your Android device

 

FileBackupEX

Backup your essential data with this intuitive application that allows you to schedule tasks and run custom applications before jobs

Download FileBackupEX 1.0.0.9

 

Apple veteran who worked on Mac for 14 years will help Google ‘kill’ Android

Apple veteran who worked on Mac for 14 years will help Google ‘kill’ Android

 

Why Rebooting Your Router Fixes So Many Problems (and Why You Have to Wait 10 Seconds)

https://www.howtogeek.com/165110/do-i-really-have-to-unplug-my-cable-modem-for-at-least-10-seconds/

 

T-Mobile Goes After Scam Calls With 'Caller Verified' Feature

This feature is currently limited to Galaxy Note 9 handsets, but T-Mobile said it will be available on 'more smartphones later this year.' Users will see 'Caller Verified' on the incoming call screen when T-Mobile has confirmed the call is authentic and hasn't been intercepted.

T-Mobile Goes After Scam Calls With 'Caller Verified' Feature

 

Amazon, Apple, Others Hit with GDPR Complaints, €18.8B Maximum Penalties

Amazon, Apple, Others Hit with GDPR Complaints, €18.8B Maximum Penalties

 

Samsung steps up its game with the new Notebook Odyssey

Samsung steps up its game with the new Notebook Odyssey

 

Apple Claims Qualcomm Refused to Sell Its Chips for the Newest iPhones

Apple Claims Qualcomm Refused to Sell Its Chips for the Newest iPhones - Thurrott.com

 

Are Windows 10's live tiles dead?

Microsoft's live tile feature in Windows 10 hasn't been updated in a long while, which begs the question, are live tiles dead?

Are Windows 10's live tiles dead?

 

8 Ways Google Can Track You and How to Stop or View it

8 Ways Google Can Track You and How to Stop or View it

 

Windows 10 19H1: The story so far

The 1903 release of Windows 10 is shaping up to be a worthwhile but not particularly disruptive update. However, we may see changes and improvements in preview builds before the feature list is finalised.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-19h1-the-story-so-far/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The DDoS attacker rescued by a Disney cruise ship is sentenced to over 10 years in prison

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/the-ddos-attacker-rescued-by-a-disney-cruise-ship-is-sentenced-to-over-10-years-in-prison-20730.html#new_tab

 

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

 

Best iPad Pro deal ever: $550 at Best Buy

The 256GB model is on sale for the lowest price to date, a savings of $250.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/best-ipad-pro-deal-ever-550-at-best-buy/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=12

 

How to Remove a Virus When Your Computer Won't Work

Help! I can't access my system!

https://www.lifewire.com/remove-a-virus-when-computer-freezes-153658

 

A Handful of Companies Own Multiple VPN Services

https://www.maketecheasier.com/multiple-vpn-services/

 

Google wants to make it easier for you to get healthy in the new year

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/526502/google-fit-challenge

 

Alternate Directory

Find and delete unnecessary data on your computer, by scanning for specific file formats, with this lightweight and easy-to-use tool

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

 

Real-life photos of the Galaxy S10 show the unreleased phone in all its splendor

https://bgr.com/2019/01/23/galaxy-s10-release-date-new-leak-shows-real-life-photos-bitcoin-app/

 

The Easiest Way to Fix Wi-Fi Issues: Move Your Router (Seriously)

https://www.howtogeek.com/295986/the-easiest-way-to-fix-wi-fi-issues-move-your-router-seriously/

 

Google Chrome to Start Blocking Intrusive Ads Worldwide

Google first launched this feature in February 2018 in North America and Europe. The filter, which is going global in July, removes only the most intrusive, annoying types of ads that violate the Coalition for Better Ads' standards.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365907/google-chrome-to-start-blocking-intrusive-ads-worldwide?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Vulnerabilities Found in Highly Popular Firmware for WiFi Chips

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-highly-popular-firmware-for-wifi-chips/

 

HTC’s next consumer virtual reality headset is the first PC VR hybrid

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/htcs-next-consumer-virtual-reality-headset-is-the-first-pc-vr-hybrid/

 

YouTube Changes the How You Navigate Between Videos

https://www.thurrott.com/google/197761/youtube-changes-the-how-you-navigate-between-videos?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--8dJGOqkJUJ1O_nYjLT2wNR6fFRd0CiClEX_8BVnCL1jOdxl2vkR15PtuxzSFOcCAl_40zQd-kEwTkjn8A-86RpuOBxw&_hsmi=69003693

 

4 good reasons to upgrade that old printer

Should you upgrade your old printer? Possibly. Here are a few reasons that may sway your decision.

https://www.windowscentral.com/good-reasons-upgrade-old-printer

 

5 Little-Known Free Online Image Editing Tools to Replace Photoshop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-online-image-editing-tools-replace-photoshop/

 

Lexar returns to flash storage market with 1TB SDXC card for photographers

Under new ownership, Lexar introduces the first 1TB SDXC card, nearly 15 years after the company introduced a 1 GB SD card.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/lexar-returns-to-flash-storage-market-with-1tb-sdxc-card-for-photographers/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

British TV viewers targeted by email fraudsters

BANK ACCOUNTS EMPTIED BY SCAMMERS AFTER PERSONAL INFORMATION ENTERED ON BOGUS SITE.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/british-tv-viewers-targeted-by-email-fraudsters/

 

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

 

Apple iPhone XR review: 

The best iPhone value in years

https://www.cnet.com/g00/reviews/apple-iphone-xr-2018/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=12

 

Why Does Restarting Seem to Fix Most Computer Problems?

Why powering something off and then on again tends to fix most problems

https://www.lifewire.com/why-does-restarting-seem-to-fix-most-computer-problems-2624569

 

Affordable Soundcore Anker Liberty Air True-Wireless Earphones Under $65

https://www.maketecheasier.com/soundcore-liberty-air-true-wireless-earphones-deals/

 

Find out what categories sell best on eBay and start making money

https://www.komando.com/tips/526016/ebay-deals?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=totd&utm_content=2019-01-05

 

DesktopOK

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/DesktopOK.shtml

 

Leak reveals what the most exciting smartphone design of the year might look like

https://bgr.com/2019/01/22/vivo-apex-2019-vs-galaxy-s10-vs-iphone-xs-waterdrop-design-rendered/

 

Why Does Rebooting a Computer Fix So Many Problems?

https://www.howtogeek.com/173760/htg-explains-why-does-rebooting-a-computer-fix-so-many-problems/

 

Reminder: Windows 7 Support Ends 1 Year From Today

When Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14, 2020, the company will no longer roll out security updates for the OS. Enterprises can pay for extended support until 2023.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365971/reminder-windows-7-support-ends-1-year-from-today?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Facebook Caught Red Handed While Swiping Money From Children

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/facebook-caught-red-handed-while-swiping-money-from-children/

 

Qualcomm’s Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/07/qualcomms-new-cockpit-platform-promises-to-make-cars-smarter/

 

Android Studio 3.3 Focuses on Quality

https://www.thurrott.com/dev/197724/android-studio-3-3-focuses-on-quality?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--8dJGOqkJUJ1O_nYjLT2wNR6fFRd0CiClEX_8BVnCL1jOdxl2vkR15PtuxzSFOcCAl_40zQd-kEwTkjn8A-86RpuOBxw&_hsmi=69003693

 

Microsoft's patented augmented reality glasses are basically a miniaturized HoloLens

A new patent offers a look at a more compact augmented reality future.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-patented-augmented-reality-glasses-are-basically-miniaturized-hololens

 

The 5 Best PDF Reading, Editing, and Annotation Apps for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-best-pdf-editing-annotation-app-for-android/

 

Deepin Linux 15.8: A functional and elegant desktop

Thanks to a finely balanced ratio of aesthetics and ease of use, the developers of Deepin created the closest thing to a perfect desktop operating system.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/deepin-linux-15-8-a-functional-and-elegant-desktop/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Court Rules Against Forced Fingerprint Unlock

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10487/court-rules-against-forced-fingerprint-unlock

 

How to Turn On or Off Narrator Auto Read Advanced Info about Controls in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/121734-turn-off-narrator-auto-read-advanced-info-windows-10-a.html

 

Motorola Moto G6 Play review: 

An affordable phone with a huge battery

https://www.cnet.com/g00/reviews/motorola-moto-g6-play-review/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=12

 

Hard Drive Reliability, Crashes and Failures

Are Hard Drive Failures Increasing?

https://www.lifewire.com/hard-drive-failures-833442

 

5 of the Best Smartphones for Seniors

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-smartphones-for-seniors/

 

Get reminders to take a break from your computer

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

 

Kaspersky System Checker

Find possible threats or vulnerabilities on your computer, detect issues that affect the system's performance and uninstall applications with ease

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Kaspersky-System-Checker.shtml

 

A few MacBook Pro owners are experiencing a troublesome ‘Stage Light’ effect

https://bgr.com/2019/01/22/macbook-pro-issues-stage-light-effect/

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Wed 1516 01/23/2019

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

 

Complete guide to stopping robocalls in 2019

https://www.komando.com/tips/531616/the-best-way-to-stop-robocalls

 

How to Easily Download Video from the Web with xVideoServiceThief

https://www.maketecheasier.com/download-video-from-web-xvideoservicethief/

 

Amazon’s top-rated waterproof wireless speaker is on sale for $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/01/23/best-selling-portable-bluetooth-speaker-on-amazon-today/

 

How to Check If Your Webcam Was Hacked: 7 Things You Need to Do

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-webcam-hacked/

 

Millions of PCs Running Windows 10’s October Update Haven’t Received Critical Fixes

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/millions-of-pcs-running-windows-10s-october-update-havent-received-critical-fixes/

 

Important Reasons NOT to Download DLL Files

Need to download a missing DLL file? Think twice

https://www.lifewire.com/important-reasons-not-to-download-dll-files-2624455

 

What Is “About:blank” and How Do I Get Rid of It?

About:blank is a special blank page within most browsers. It can appear due to problems, malware, or if malware has been removed. It can also be a useful home page.

https://askleo.com/what_is_aboutblank_and_how_do_i_get_rid_of_it/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JilD6xVT4pdfbL

 

Google's Call Screen Will Soon Save Transcripts

Call Screen allows Google Assistant to answer a call for you and produces a real-time transcript of what is said. The problem is, the transcript isn't saved after the call ends, but Google is set to fix that before the end of 2018 for Pixel owners.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365041/googles-call-screen-will-soon-save-transcripts?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

This 480GB Kingston SSD is down to an insane $65 on Amazon today

Grab the A400 for the lowest price since Black Friday today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3332679/storage/this-480gb-kingston-ssd-is-down-to-an-insane-65-on-amazon-today.html

 

The AMD Radeon VII’s Core Configuration Has Been Misreported

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/gaming/283649-the-amd-radeon-viis-core-configuration-has-been-misreported?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Daily Crunch: The age of quantum computing is here

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/daily-crunch-the-age-of-quantum-computing-is-here/

 

How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitor on Windows 10

Nvidia now supports its G-Sync technology on AMD's FreeSync monitors, and here's how you can enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-gsync-freesync-monitor-windows-10/

 

Tinkernut’s Beginners’ Guide to SSH

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/tinkernuts-beginners-guide-to-ssh/

 

Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive to Help Lead Its Own Work

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-hires-samsung-battery-executive-231743635.html

 

Apps that are tracking you and stealing your data

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/533182/apps-that-are-tracking-you-and-stealing-your-data

 

How to Combine Two Scanned Documents in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/combine-two-scanned-documents-osx/

 

iOS 12.1.3 is now available to download for iPhone and iPad

https://bgr.com/2019/01/22/ios-12-1-3-download-release-iphone-ipad/

 

11 Beautiful Data Visualization Sites That’ll Impress and Hook You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/data-visualization-sites/

 

You Can’t Trust BitLocker to Encrypt Your SSD on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-cant-trust-bitlocker-to-encrypt-your-ssd-on-windows-10/

 

4 Common PC Problems and How to Fix Them

A list of commonly seen computer issues... and how to troubleshoot them!

https://www.lifewire.com/common-pc-problems-and-how-to-fix-them-2624457

 

How Do I Move the Taskbar Back to the Bottom?

Occasionally, the Windows taskbar can end up on either side (or even the top of) your screen. I'll show you how to move the taskbar bar back to the bottom.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-move-the-taskbar-back-to-the-bottom/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JilD6xVT4pdfbL

 

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/feature/365051/google-pixel-night-sight-shoot-out-which-phone-takes-the-bes

 

This $130 Radeon RX 570 with two free games is a great low-cost gaming PC upgrade

Newegg's selling the ASRock Phantom Gaming D Radeon RX 570 for $130 until Friday.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331982/computers/this-130-radeon-rx-570-with-two-free-games-is-a-great-low-cost-gaming-pc-upgrade.html

 

AT&T Plans to Fire 7,000 People Despite Tax Breaks, Net Neutrality Repeal

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/283522-att-plans-to-fire-7000-people-despite-tax-breaks-net-neutrality-repeal?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/verizon-and-t-mobile-call-out-att-over-fake-5g-labels/

 

Nvidia releases 417.71 driver with support for FreeSync monitors

Nvidia releases new graphics driver to add support G-Sync to a select number of FreeSync monitors.

https://pureinfotech.com/nvidia-driver-417-71-freesync-monitors-download/

 

We tried out Valve’s Steam Link on Raspberry Pi and…

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/steam-link-raspberry-pi/

 

Wednesday Apple Rumors: New AirPods May Launch in First Half of 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wednesday-apple-rumors-airpods-may-190420221.html

 

Kim's Take: This data breach will go down as one of the biggest in history

https://www.komando.com/columns/533932/kims-take-this-data-breach-will-go-down-as-one-of-the-biggest-in-history

 

How to Use Windows Narrator to Convert Your Text to Speech

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-narrator-text-to-speech/

 

This stunning iPhone 11 concept might be the iPhone of our dreams

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/iphone-11-2019-release-date-new-design-better-than-apple/

 

How to Enter the BIOS on Your Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/enter-bios-computer/

 

Fix: My Webcam Doesn’t Work on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/394677/fix-my-webcam-doesn%E2%80%99t-work-on-windows-10/

 

Five Simple Fixes for Most Computer Problems

Try these ideas before you pay for computer service (and you may not have to!)

https://www.lifewire.com/simple-fixes-for-most-computer-problems-2618166

 

Why Does My Email Program Keep Prompting for My Password?

When your email program starts repeatedly asking you for your password, it's a sign of a problem. Most of the time, it's a simple problem.

https://askleo.com/why-does-my-email-program-keep-prompting-for-my-password/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JilD6xVT4pdfbL

 

Facebook Tests AI-Generated Comments on Video of Shooting

Among the responses suggested on a live video of a shooting in a Chicago hospital were the kissing face emoji, praying hands, and messages such as "this is so sad" and "so sorry." How compassionate can one seem if their response has been generated by Facebook's AI?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365039/facebook-tests-ai-generated-comments-on-video-of-shooting

 

AMD's Ryzen 3 up close and personal

Gordon got behind closed doors at AMD's booth at CES to check out 3rd-gen Ryzen and Radeon VII.

https://www.pcworld.com/video/93070/amds-ryzen-3-up-close-and-personal?utm_date=20190123025202

 

Amazon’s Ring Security Camera Let Employees Spy on Customers

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/283665-amazons-ring-security-camera-let-employees-spy-on-customers?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

Millions of Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/millions-of-android-users-tricked-into-downloading-85-adware-apps-from-google-play/

 

How to disable ‘Reserved Storage’ on Windows 10

If the Reserved Storage feature available with Windows 10 version 1903 isn't for you, use these steps to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-reserved-storage-windows-10/

 

Making Robot Friends with the Crickit HAT for Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/making-robot-friends-with-the-crickit-hat-for-raspberry-pi/

 

Hulu cuts price of most popular plan by 25 percent

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hulu-cuts-price-most-popular-164345548.html

 

Kim's Take: Social engineering through the use of fake news

https://www.komando.com/columns/533002/kims-take-social-engineering-through-the-use-of-fake-news

 

Recover Damaged Excel Files with Recovery Toolbox for Excel

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-excel/

 

Google’s mysterious operating system that will replace Android runs on the Pixel 3

https://bgr.com/2019/01/22/fuchsia-vs-android-pixel-3-xl-can-run-googles-android-replacement/

 

10 Google Docs Tips That Take Seconds and Save You Time

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-google-docs-tips-take-seconds-save-time/

 

How to Remove Viruses and Malware on Your Windows PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/126911/what-to-do-if-you-get-a-virus-on-your-computer/

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/maintain-computer-4097220

 

Samsung reveals the first-ever 15.6-inch 4K OLED display

It's likely the model that HP and Dell will be using.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/23/samsung-15-6-inch-4k-oled-display/?yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft Now Lets You Unlock Your Accounts With Security Keys (I have and use Yobico 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/news/365053/microsoft-now-lets-you-unlock-your-accounts-with-security-key

 

The Best Stands And Kickstands For Your Tablet (looks interesting, kitchen, desktop...)

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9480/the-best-stands-and-kickstands-for-your-tablet/

 

The Self-Driving Industry Is Finally Becoming More Realistic

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/283632-self-driving-industry?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

After 5 years, Sony’s PS4 is still killing it

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/sonys-ps4-is-still-killing-it/

 

How to reduce ‘Reserved Storage’ space on Windows 10

If the Reserved Storage is taking up a lot of space, you can use these steps to reduces its requirements on Windows 10 (version 1903).

https://pureinfotech.com/reduce-reserved-storage-windows-10/

 

Toddler nightlight/stay-in-bed device

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/toddler-nightlight-stay-in-bed-device/

 

Intel's Plan to Defeat Qualcomm in Laptops

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-apos-plan-defeat-qualcomm-144500212.html

 

Check your accounts! Crooks might have your passwords after this massive data breach

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/532828/check-your-accounts-crooks-might-have-your-passwords-after-this-massive-data-breach

 

Samsung heir reportedly insisted upon Galaxy S10’s impressive camera specs

https://bgr.com/2019/01/22/galaxy-s10-triple-camera-features-release-date/

 

This Emotional Lexus Ad Was Written by an AI

https://www.geek.com/tech/this-emotional-lexus-ad-was-written-by-an-ai-1761827/

 

How to Enable or Disable Offline Files in Windows

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

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Tue 1515 01/22/2019

How to Own Your Identity on the Internet in 2019

https://tinyurl.com/ycf639pr

 

Did food make you sick? Report it now

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/533563/did-food-make-you-sick-report-it-now

 

Microsoft adds more mobile, scheduling capabilities to Teams for firstline workers

Microsoft is adding location-sharing, a smart camera and secure messaging capabilities to its Teams group-chat product, specifically targeting mobile, firstline workers.

https://tinyurl.com/yd9s8yqc

 

Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Skype Calls

If you own an Amazon Echo it will now allow you to make voice calls using Skype, and an Echo Show can make video calls. SkypeOut is also supported for calls to cell phones and landlines, with Microsoft offering free minutes for the first two months after linking your account.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365038/amazon-echo-devices-can-now-make-skype-calls?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

ChromeCookiesView

An easy-to-use and simple software that helps you search or delete cookies stored by Google Chrome and also create HTML reports of the selected files

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

 

Why Your Laptop Is Running So Slow

6 tips to speed up your laptop so it runs like new again!

https://www.lifewire.com/why-is-laptop-slow-4147167

 

15 Essential Android TV Apps You Need to Install

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-android-tv-apps/

 

DarkHydrus APT Uses Google Drive to Send Commands to RogueRobin Trojan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkhydrus-apt-uses-google-drive-to-send-commands-to-roguerobin-trojan/

 

What Fitbit Should I Get?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fitbit-140000490.html

 

Apple to Introduce a Three-Camera Setup With the Next iPhone Flagship

https://tinyurl.com/y78ke5ay

 

EVGA gets into sound cards with Nu Audio, a high-end board that delivers 'lifelike' gaming

Known for its GPUs, power supplies and motherboards, EVGA just introduced a high-end sound card called the Nu Audio.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331898/computers/evga-nu-audio-sound-card.html

 

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

 

You’re running out of time to get Anker’s best wireless charger at its lowest price ever

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/best-wireless-charger-on-amazon-discount/

 

How to Identify Which Advertisers on Facebook Have Your Information

https://www.maketecheasier.com/identify-which-facebook-advertisers-have-your-information/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24112018

 

Apple's Airplay 2 and HomeKit are coming to most 2019 smart TVs, but what about existing models?

LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio all announced plans to support Apple's Air Play 2 streaming technology and HomeKit smart home protocol. But only Vizio says it will do so for (some) existing models.

https://tinyurl.com/y72dh3up

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/us-cell-carriers-still-selling-your-location-data/

 

Is Apple's new smart battery case worth the steep price?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/534901/is-apples-new-smart-battery-case-worth-the-steep-price

 

40% of companies are adding jobs after deploying AI, not killing them

A lack of internal knowledge about artificial intelligence has led companies to hire more people, according to Dun & Bradstreet.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/40-of-companies-are-adding-jobs-after-deploying-ai-not-killing-them/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Instagram Kills Fake Likes, Followers Generated by Shady Apps

'Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity,' the Facebook-owned platform said.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365032/instagram-kills-fake-likes-followers-generated-by-shady-app?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=title

 

i-score

Provides all the necessary tools for controlling parameters of video, audio and light software and hardware from within a well-organized main window

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/i-score.shtml

 

How to Fix a Sideways or Upside Down Screen in Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-a-sideways-or-upside-down-screen-in-windows-4137654

 

7 Practical Things to Do After Cracking Your Smartphone Screen

https://tinyurl.com/ydhffpa2

 

Mozilla is Adding an Ad Blocker to Firefox Focus 9.0

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-is-adding-an-ad-blocker-to-firefox-focus-90/

 

How to Use Google Privacy Settings

https://news.yahoo.com/google-privacy-settings-140821659.html

 

The Sams Report: Surface Janus, PS5 Specs, and Xbox Storage

https://tinyurl.com/y9zsr7v9

6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about

The PC showed up strong at CES 2019.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331854/ces/ces-2019-pc-trends-announcements.html

 

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

 

Amazon has the AirPods wireless charging case Apple never released for $37

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/airpods-wireless-charging-case-discounted-amazon/

 

Which Is the Best Voice Assistant? Here’s What We Found

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-voice-assistant/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27112018

 

Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Think Dolby Atmos, but designed to be experienced with headphones.

https://tinyurl.com/y9vnbjaq

 

This cool tool deletes the background from images so you don’t have to use Photoshop

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/remove-bg-photoshop-free-image-background-editor/

 

Protect yourself from online scams with this cloud backup service

https://www.komando.com/tips/497958/protect-yourself-from-online-scams-with-this-cloud-backup-service

 

How to tackle phishing with machine learning

Learn how one company is capitalizing on machine learning to address phishing problems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-tackle-phishing-with-machine-learning/?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/news/362553/why-internet-users-around-the-world-use-vpns?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=image

Why Internet Users Around the World Use VPNs

Virtual private networks serve a host of different functions across worldwide web usage, from accessing entertai...

 

Free Move

Move folders from one location to another without invalidating shortcuts or breaking software installations, with this lightweight, portable app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/File-management/Free-Move.shtml

 

13 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Computer

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-youre-screwing-up-your-computer-2624710

 

5 Ways to Locate Recently Used Files on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-to-locate-recently-created-or-used-files-other-items-on-your-mac/

 

Phishing Attack Allegedly Targeted US DNC After 2018 Midterms

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attack-allegedly-targeted-us-dnc-after-2018-midterms/

 

Get it or regret it: Save $149 on this Apple iPad Pro on Amazon before it sells out

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/surprise-apple-ipad-pros-sale-amazon-wont-last-152914969.html

 

iPhone X – How to Mirror My Screen to My TV or PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/guide/iphone-x-how-to-mirror-my-screen-to-my-tv-or-pc/?utm_source=TechJunkie&utm_campaign=29ae9f23b6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_16_04_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d638fe409d-29ae9f23b6-495819961

 

Best of CES: The coolest PCs, PC components, and PC spectacles we saw

CES 2019 was ground zero for chip announcements, mainstream laptops, radical PCs and enthusiast PC building parts. Here's what impressed us the most.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331911/computers/best-of-ces-pcs-computers-laptops-components-chips.html

 

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

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

 

Google hit with $57 million GDPR fine, the first for a US tech company

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/google-gdpr-fine-57-million-us-first/

 

How to Copy and Paste Multiple Text Selections in Microsoft Word

https://www.maketecheasier.com/copy-paste-multiple-text-selections-microsoft-word/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27112018

 

Ring's founder says he's open to working with Google Assistant

Could Ring and Google put aside their business rivalry on behalf of consumer needs?

https://tinyurl.com/y7ypvnwa

Google Assistant lock screen access is coming to more Android devices

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/google-assistant-lock-screen-access-is-coming-to-more-android-devices/

 

Legendary phone from years past could be making a big comeback

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/533341/legendary-phone-from-years-past-could-be-making-a-big-comeback

 

Office Q&A: How to anchor image files in Microsoft Word

If graphics are making a mess of your Word document, anchor them in place.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/office-q-a-how-to-anchor-image-files-in-microsoft-word/?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/news/362553/why-internet-users-around-the-world-use-vpns

 

Fair AdBlocker for Chrome

Improve your web browsing experience with the help of this advanced adblocker for Chrome that offers a high degree of control when it comes to ad filtering

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

 

How Do I Automatically Repair Windows Problems?

Fix problems with Startup Repair, a Repair Install, or Reset This PC

https://www.lifewire.com/how-do-i-automatically-repair-windows-problems-2624907

 

10 Things You Can Do While Talking on Your iPhone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-talking-iphone/

 

The Week in Ransomware - January 18th 2019 - Devs Back from Vacation

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-january-18th-2019-devs-back-from-vacation/

 

Apple Concedes That Qualcomm Was the Only 4G-Ready Chip Source

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-concedes-qualcomm-only-4g-110000281.html

 

How To Disable the Snap Map and Improve Privacy in Snapchat

https://www.techjunkie.com/disable-snapmap-privacy-snapchat/

 

Victory, Royole: The FlexPai is the first folding phone we've seen

The era of foldable phones is here. Sorry, Samsung.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331902/smartphones/victory-royole-the-flexpai-is-the-first-folding-phone-weve-seen.html

 

How to Check if User is a Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5387-how-tell-if-local-account-microsoft-account-windows-10-a.html

 

Forget the Pixel 3 Lite, Google just discounted the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/pixel-3-lite-vs-pixel-3-google-has-new-deals-for-pixel-3-and-3-xl/

 

Google Discovered Malware Apps in Play Store That Were Downloaded More than 500,000 Times

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-malware-apps-in-play-store/

 

The ConnectSense smart in-wall outlet is even better than its smart plug

The ZigBee-powered outlet boasts a long list of features, including voice and capacitive touch control.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3332145/ces/connectsense-smart-in-wall-outlet.html?utm_date=20190123025830

 

Zuckerberg’s 2019 challenge is to hold public talks on tech & society

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/zuckerberg-talks/

 

7 ways to search without using Google

https://www.komando.com/columns/533125/7-ways-to-search-without-using-google

 

Windows 7 No Longer Safe to Use in 2020 - Here's Why

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10485/windows-7-no-longer-safe-use-2020-heres-why

 

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(ALERT: On the news, there are warning about an Apple Customer Care SCAM over the phone.  They are spoofing the real Apple phone number to make it look read.  They claim there has been a security breach.  They tell you that you have to get $500 worth of gift cards to help clear this issue up.  Then when you give them the codes on the cards, they say you need another $1500 additional.  With phone number spoofing, be careful with scams going on.  These are worse than robocalls trying to drum up business with added sales to you.  Apple, Google and one day the FCC are trying to help and there are apps showing up to help get the real identity of these callers.  Just be cautious.)

 

How to Fix: Blank White Icons on Desktop (Windows 10)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10486/how-fix-blank-white-icons-desktop-windows-10

 

How to Fix Ubuntu Update Errors

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-ubuntu-update-errors/

 

Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it

A TechCrunch-commissioned report finds damning evidence

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/10/unsafe-search/

 

SanDisk's Extreme Pro portable SSD is so fast you can edit video on it

SanDisk's in-house NVMe technology allows it to saturate the USB interface, allowing maximum throughput at all times.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331841/storage/sandisk-extreme-pro-portable-ssd-video-editing.html

 

How to turn features on and off in Microsoft Windows 10 from System Settings

Learn how to navigate the labyrinth of System Settings in Microsoft Windows 10 to access optional features and apps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-features-on-and-off-in-microsoft-windows-10-from-system-settings/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Connect Your Android Device to Wi-Fi

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

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

 

How to Create Interactive Charts and Graphs on Mac Using Numbers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-interactive-charts-graphs-mac/

 

Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android

https://privacyinternational.org/campaigns/investigating-apps-interactions-facebook-android

 

Western Digital Plans First 16TB MAMR HDDs in 2019

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283200-western-digital-plans-first-16gb-mamr-hdds-in-2019

 

Leaked Emails Reveal New Reason Apple, Qualcomm Parted Ways

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/internal-emails-suggest-reason-why-190333809.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

AMD Launches Next Radeon VII GPU, the World’s First 7nm GPU

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/197317/amd-launches-next-radeon-vii-gpu-the-worlds-first-7nm-gpu?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--h-fa1j66AmW20aCoI6DaDYO-rNW1eso1p5E32V6RghFAJUVkP7kXMFtjR_uZqgydu_R4VQhaQDWaREc-Bk6g1_g550Q&_hsmi=68900176

 

Crank Your Password Strength Up to 11!

https://askleo.com/crank-your-password-strength-up-to-11/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J3xC4Pc_updfbL

 

Make sure your wireless camera is secure

https://www.komando.com/tips/523382/make-sure-your-wireless-camera-is-secure

 

You Can Now Download the Amazon Alexa App on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/you-can-now-download-the-amazon-alexa-app-on-windows-10/

 

How Googling Yourself Can Keep You Safe

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365272/how-searching-for-yourself-can-keep-you-safe?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Huge leak reveals Galaxy S10 pricing and confirms 1TB storage tier

https://bgr.com/2019/01/21/galaxy-s10-plus-price-vs-galaxy-s10-lite-12gb-of-ram-will-be-costly/

 

5 Free and Useful AntiVirus Software for Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/3-free-and-useful-antivirus-software-for-windows/

 

The world’s first 1-terabyte SDXC card is here

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/the-worlds-first-1-terabyte-sdxc-card-is-here/

 

Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Drop either tablet into an included Smart Dock and you have an Amazon Alexa display.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331250/android/lenovo-smart-tab-m10-and-p10-android-tablets-amazon-alexa.htm

 

How to monitor and tune macOS RAM operation using Memory Clean 3

Memory is a critical performance-impacting resource. Using Memory Clean 3, you can easily monitor and tweak macOS memory operation. Here's how it works.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-monitor-and-tune-macos-ram-operation-using-memory-clean-3/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Take a Screenshot on Your Android Phone or Tablet

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

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

 

5 Android Apps to Set Up Automatic Replies for Everything

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-automatic-reply-apps/

 

The cyber-attack that sent an Alaskan community back in time

In 2018, a remote Alaskan community’s infrastructure was hit by a malware attack which forced it offline. It was only then they realised how much they depended on computers.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190108-the-cyber-attack-that-sent-an-alaskan-community-back-in-time

 

Watch YouTube videos at the Linux terminal

Thought video content was just for your GUI? Think again.

https://opensource.com/article/18/12/linux-toy-youtube-dl?sc_cid=701f2000000RRDBAA4

 

Here's When Intel's Processor Shortage Could Be Over

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-intel-apos-processor-shortage-130400678.html

 

Fake News: Samsung’s Uninstallable Facebook App

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/197302/fake-news-samsungs-uninstallable-facebook-app?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--h-fa1j66AmW20aCoI6DaDYO-rNW1eso1p5E32V6RghFAJUVkP7kXMFtjR_uZqgydu_R4VQhaQDWaREc-Bk6g1_g550Q&_hsmi=68900176

 

Out-of-Office Replies are Evil

https://askleo.com/out_-of-_office_replies_are_evil/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J3xC4Pc_updfbL

 

Sensitive FBI files, emails, Social Security numbers and passwords exposed in another big leak

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/533146/sensitive-fbi-files-emails-social-security-numbers-and-passwords-exposed-in-another-big-leak

 

How to Convert iTunes Songs to MP3

https://www.howtogeek.com/393196/how-to-convert-itunes-songs-to-mp3/

 

VoIP's Big Security Problem? It's SIP

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is essential for most forms of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) communications, but by itself, it's insecure and easily hacked. Here's what you need to know to protect your calls and your network.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/365251/voips-big-security-problem-its-sip?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Think iPhones are expensive? Samsung official says foldable Galaxy phone will cost twice as much

https://bgr.com/2019/01/18/galaxy-f-price-vs-galaxy-s10-foldable-phone-to-cost-twice-as-much/

 

What Is a “Banking Trojan?”

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

 

A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/a-simple-bug-makes-it-easy-to-spoof-google-search-results-into-spreading-misinformation/

 

Lenovo upgrades the Yoga C730 with a beautiful AMOLED display

Though the Yoga C730 doesn't offer anything special in the graphics department, this might be a nice machine for visual work.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331236/laptop-computers/lenovo-yoga-c730-specs-features.html

 

WordPress users beware: These 10 plugins are most vulnerable to attacks

WordPress vulnerabilities reported increased by 30% in the last year, more than any other CMS, according to an Imperva report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/wordpress-users-beware-these-10-plugins-are-most-vulnerable-to-attacks/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Automatically Dial Extensions on Android

https://www.lifewire.com/automatically-dialing-extensions-on-android-577619

 

How to Fix an Overheating Laptop: 3 Key Tips and Solutions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-overheating-laptop/

 

How to reset your Windows 10 forgotten password to regain access to your PC

If you can't sign into your Windows 10 account because you have forgotten your password, this workaround will help you to reset your password to regain access to your computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/how-reset-windows-10-forgotten-password-regain-access-computer/

 

ShareX

Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool

https://getsharex.com/

 

Should Apple Shareholders Be Worried About iPhone Batteries?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-shareholders-worried-iphone-batteries-162217029.html

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106215-factory-recovery-create-custom-recovery-partition.html

 

How Do I Decompress All the Files that Windows Compressed for Me?

Windows includes the tools needed to uncompress files that you (or prior versions of Windows) might have compressed using Windows File Compression.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-decompress-all-the-files-that-windows-compressed-for-me/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J3xC4Pc_updfbL

 

Know which programs you can safely delete from your PC

https://www.komando.com/downloads/322697/know-which-programs-you-can-safely-delete-from-your-pc

 

How to Switch to an Earlier Version of a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File

https://www.howtogeek.com/394496/how-to-switch-to-an-earlier-version-of-a-google-docs-sheets-or-slides-file/

 

Big Mouth Billy Bass (Compatible With Alexa)

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/review/365395/big-mouth-billy-bass-compatible-with-alexa?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=17

 

Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly?

https://bgr.com/2019/01/18/microsoft-365-vs-office-365-new-subscription-option-confirmed/

 

Using Rclone to Sync to Multiple Cloud Storage Providers in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rclone-sync-multiple-cloud-storage-providers-linux/

 

Microsoft’s latest Teams features take aim at shift workers

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/microsofts-latest-teams-features-take-aim-at-shift-workers/

 

Dell's Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition laptops save you from lost pens and hot panels

The hinge that can store a full-sized pen is a winner.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331281/ces/dell-inspiron-7000-2-in-1-black-edition-laptops.html

 

All the flash-y new storage technologies showcased at CES 2019

Higher densities and new storage technologies for specialized use cases were unveiled at CES 2019. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/all-the-flash-y-new-storage-technologies-showcased-at-ces-2019/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Tips for Using Android's Autocorrect Feature

How to avoid embarrassing errors and personalize your device's dictionary

https://www.lifewire.com/using-autocorrect-in-android-121667

 

The Best Default Mac Apps That You Shouldn’t Need to Replace

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-mac-software-comes-pre-installed/

 

How to change mouse pointer size on Windows 10

Is the mouse pointer too small or too big? In this guide, you'll learn the easy steps to change its size on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-mouse-pointer-size-windows-10/

 

Intel Details Its Upcoming Sunny Cove CPU Architecture

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/282119-intel-details-its-upcoming-sunny-cove-cpu-architecture

 

The Sonos Beam Speaker You Need for Your Living Room Is $50 Off Right Now

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sonos-beam-speaker-living-room-113000412.html

 

How to Encrypt or Unencrypt Offline Files Cache in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122869-encrypt-unencrypt-offline-files-cache-windows.html

 

Automated phishing attack tool bypasses 2FA protection

BUT DON'T LET MODLISHKA MAKE YOU GIVE UP ON 2FA JUST YET...

https://www.grahamcluley.com/automated-phishing-attack-tool-bypasses-2fa-protection/

 

13 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/columns/526298/13-alexa-skills-that-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

How to Set Up a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/392255/how-to-set-up-a-bluetooth-keyboard-or-mouse-on-your-mac/

 

Amazon Patent Tips Doorbell Cams Linked to Photo Databases

Anyone standing in front of the doorbell could have their face data captured and scanned and then compared to a photo database to look for a match. Homeowners could also make certain people 'suspicious' and receive warnings if one of them approaches the front door.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365470/amazon-patent-links-doorbell-cams-to-photo-databases?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=17

 

Turn any iPad into a laptop with this $65 backlit keyboard case

https://bgr.com/2019/01/20/ipad-keyboard-case-on-amazon-all-models/

 

Protect your Facebook Account from Hackers

https://www.maketecheasier.com/protect-facebook-account/

 

This hidden AirPods feature helps you hear better

  - Apple's AirPods aren't just for listening to music. They can also help you hear better.

  - An accessibility feature called "Live Listen" lets you turn them into a hearing aid.

  - CNBC's Todd Haselton shows you how to use the AirPods feature.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/20/how-to-turn-airpods-into-hearing-aids.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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Apple's new iPhone case will give you about an extra day of battery life, but it's quite bulky

  - Apple's smart battery case for the iPhone launched on Friday.

  - It costs $129 and gives you more battery life, but it's also kind of bulky and heavy.

  - CNBC's Todd Haselton tells you what you need to know in this iPhone battery case review.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/20/iphone-smart-battery-case-review.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Build a dashboard gadget that scans constantly for potential gas pump card skimmers

https://makezine.com/projects/gas-pump-skimmer-scanner/

 

Apple's iPhone SE sneaks back into smartphone marketplace – for a few hours, at least

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-apos-iphone-se-sneaks-212929250.html

 

Use These Apps to Add Helpful Missing Features to Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apps-add-helpful-missing-features-android/

 

iPhone Live Photos: How to take, edit, and post them

https://macpaw.com/how-to/apple-live-photos

 

TP-Link goes all in with Wi-Fi 6 home networking gear, offering five products in 2019

One router, the Deco X10, combines Wi-Fi 6 and mesh-networking tech.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331202/ces/tp-link-wi-fi-6-routers-ces-2019.html

 

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

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

 

Here Are 6 Reliable Solutions to Windows Search Not Working!

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

 

Dell’s New Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Detects Nearby Users and Wakes Up Automatically

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dells-new-latitude-7400-2-1-detects-nearby-users-wakes-automatically/

 

Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1): All the new features and changes

UPDATED 1/18: Windows 10 version 1903 (19H1) is expected to rollout sometime in spring 2019, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far. (late March or April)

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-19h1-april-2019-update-features/

 

Microsoft Will Mute Cortana During Setup on Some Windows Versions (in version 1903 by April)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/283174-microsoft-will-mute-cortana-during-setup-on-some-windows-versions

 

Hands On With Samsung and Verizon's First 5G Phone

We got an early look at Samsung's first 5G phone for Verizon, and it has a big screen, a side notch, and just might stream 4K Netflix all day.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365284/hands-on-with-samsung-and-verizons-first-5g-phone?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Sonos just kicked off a huge Super Bowl sale with better deals than Black Friday

https://bgr.com/2019/01/19/sonos-sale-super-bowl-53/

 

How to Send Feedback to Microsoft in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

https://www.howtogeek.com/197604/how-to-send-feedback-to-microsoft-in-the-windows-10-technical-preview/

 

Epic Games receives an ‘F’ from the Better Business Bureau

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/11/epic-games-receives-an-f-from-the-better-business-bureau/

 

How to take a screenshot on any Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/519866/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-any-android-phone

 

Surprise! Apple iPad Pros are on sale at Amazon — and it won't last

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/surprise-apple-ipad-pros-sale-amazon-wont-last-152914969.html

 

How to Close Unreponsive Apps in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/close-unreponsive-apps-windows10/

 

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

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

 

Make your home smarter with these great deals on popular TP-Link W-Fi plugs and switches

Get smart and save.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331141/home-tech/make-your-home-smarter-with-these-great-deals-on-popular-tp-link-w-fi-plugs-and-switches.html

 

Use the Quick Settings Menu on Android

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

 

Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

The features will roll out in March.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/18/verizon-free-anti-robocall-tools/?yptr=yahoo

 

The 6 Best Free Video Editing Apps for iPhone and iPad

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-video-editing-apps-ios/

 

HP SPECTRE X360 NOW COMES WITH OLED DISPLAY

Soon you'll be able to an HP laptop with an OLED display, but don't expect it to be cheap.

https://pureinfotech.com/hp-spectre-x360-oled-display/

 

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

 

How Fast Is a 5G Phone? We Find Out With Motorola's Z3 on Verizon

Motorola's first 5G device can rip through big downloads. We watched the demo here at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit on the midrange Moto Z3.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365296/how-fast-is-a-5g-phone-we-find-out-with-motorolas-z3-on-ve?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

Leak reveals yet another way the Galaxy S10 will outshine Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Note 9

https://bgr.com/2019/01/18/galaxy-s10-vs-galaxy-s9-specs-fast-battery-charging-support-rumored/

 

What Is A Solid-State Battery and Will They Solve Our Battery Life Problems?

https://www.howtogeek.com/393503/what-is-a-solid-state-battery-and-will-they-solve-our-battery-life-problems/

 

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/11/vlc-airplay-3-billion/

 

Google wants to make it easier for you to get healthy in the new year

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/526502/google-fit-challenge

 

Forget China: India Is Apple's Most Disappointing Market

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/forget-china-india-apple-apos-173600457.html

 

The Best Android Apps for Chromebook

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

 

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

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

 

Android at CES 2019: Eight intriguing announcements you might have missed

The big show wasn't all laptops and chips.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3332151/android/android-at-ces-2019.html

 

Set Up Your New Android Smartphone in a Snap

Restore your apps, customize settings, and choose your accessories

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

 

ActionDash brings 'digital well being' tracking to more Android phones

Google's Wellbeing app only works on Pixel and Android One devices.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/19/actiondash-well-being-android/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Find Information on Someone Online: 7 Simple Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-steps-find-information-someone-online/

 

How to quickly insert symbols on Windows 10

Can't remember the Alt key code? Or you keep using the internet just to copy and paste a symbol? Then here are two quick ways to insert symbols on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/insert-symbols-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

Bose Frames Are Augmented Reality Audio Sunglasses

Bose is set to release a sunglasses collection with each pair having Bose speakers built-in for music playback and a microphone so you can make calls hands and ear-free. Virtual assistants, 9-axis head tracking, and up to 12 hours of battery life are also promised.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365299/bose-frames-are-augmented-reality-audio-sunglasses?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

New iPad Pros start at just $611 in this special Amazon sale

https://bgr.com/2019/01/18/ipad-pro-sale-on-amazon-happening-again/

 

What is a “Dark Web Scan” and Should You Use One? (be very careful or sorry)

https://www.howtogeek.com/394427/what-is-a-dark-web-scan-and-should-you-use-one/

 

Reports raise video privacy concerns for Amazon-owned Ring

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/10/amazon-ring-privacy-concerns/

 

5 great uses for your old smartphone

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

 

Apple's Next Big Problem Isn't Related to Slowing iPhone Sales

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-next-big-problem-184200371.html

 

How to Enable or Disable Disk Write Caching in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-disk-write-caching-windows10/

 

5 reasons why you need a PC cleaning software

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

 

Walmart has slashed the price of two great 15-inch laptops so grab one while you still can

Grab an HP Pavilion 15 with a GeForce GTX 1060 for $799 or a Dell Inspiron 15 with an AMD Ryzen 5 APU for $379.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3331940/computers/walmart-has-slashed-the-price-of-two-great-15-inch-laptops-so-grab-one-while-you-still-can.html

 

What Google Clips Is and How You Can Use It

The surprisingly simple artificially intelligent camera is kind of cool

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

 

Learn How to Fix/Remove Memory Card Read Only - 5 Solutions

https://www.minitool.com/partition-disk/memory-card-read-only.html

 

Warning: Android Malware Can Empty Your PayPal Account

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-malware-paypal-accounts/

 

How to quickly create a macOS bootable USB on Windows

Here are the steps to create a macOS Sierra bootable USB media with GPT partition support on Windows 10 to rescue your Mac computer.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-macos-bootable-usb-windows/

 

How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Block Suspicious Behaviors in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113031-turn-windows-defender-block-suspicious-behaviors-windows-10-a.html

 

Qualcomm Confirms Some Snapdragon 855 Details

Qualcomm's next flagship chip is the Snapdragon 855; it will have three times the AI performance of the 845 and an image signal processor devoted to computer vision.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365255/qualcomm-confirms-some-snapdragon-855-details?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=11

 

How a dangerous piece of Android malware snuck into the Google Play store

https://bgr.com/2019/01/18/android-malware-anibus-google-play-store-avoid-detection/

 

Google Wants More Battery-Saving Dark Mode Options In Its Apps (I'm switching in Windows and can't wait for Google and other browsers)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/google-wants-more-battery-saving-dark-mode-options-in-its-apps/

 

Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/10/facebook-addiction-research/

 

Make security your New Year's resolution

https://www.komando.com/tips/526025/make-security-your-new-years-resolution

 

India Reins In Amazon and Walmart

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/india-reins-amazon-walmart-124600866.html

 

3D Print This Blooming Flower Night Light

https://makezine.com/projects/3d-print-this-blooming-flower-night-light/

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