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Apple releases iOS 12.1.4, fixing Group FaceTime privacy bug

The serious bug that let FaceTime callers listen in on others before they picked up has now been fixed.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337580/ios/apple-releases-ios-1214-fixing-group-facetime-privacy-bug.html

 

Chrome will finally get an official dark mode on Windows 10 and macOS

https://bgr.com/2019/02/07/chrome-dark-mode-release-date-images/

 

Sprint sues AT&T over the company's use of '5G E,' claims false advertising

https://news.yahoo.com/sprint-sues-t-over-company-140557089.html

 

Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4

Real-world reviews from people who have been using the thing for months.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/09/apple-watch-series-4-user-reviews/

 

Apple Bans Distribution of Facebook’s Internal Apps (Updated)

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/198649/apple-bans-distribution-of-facebooks-internal-apps?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8uaS1x3JoPCXoEhtwBWNPlfyiYBruGJgjPE8Al7DqPWBP_HBMUWaxSynShFoo4ZJ8WIHBfM0WKI9hYjbNGu0Kh26m_gQ&_hsmi=69521006

 

Screamer Radio

Packed with a long list of stations, this tool enables you to listen to radio, record streams to MP3 files, and manage channels with just a few clicks

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

 

Recommending the Best Email Hosting Providers for 2019

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-email-hosting-providers/

 

Apple issues macOS 10.14.3 Supplemental Update

The Supplemental Update fixes the Group FaceTime bug that has been making headlines lately.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3339378/os-x/apple-issues-macos-10-14-3-supplemental-update.html

 

7 Essential Privacy Settings for Chrome OS and Google Chrome

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/privacy-settings-chrome-os-google-chrome/

 

Disable WebUSB and WebBluetooth in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/25/disable-webusb-and-webbluetooth-in-google-chrome/

 

How to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-windows-10-iot-raspberry-pi-3

 

Robocalls, Spam Likely to Surpass Legit Calls in 2019

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10495/robocalls-spam-likely-surpass-legit-calls-2019

 

Mac malware steals cryptocurrency exchange cookies, text messages for 2FA authentication

The CookieMiner malware attempts to extract credentials for cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges, as well as stored password and credit card information.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/mac-malware-steals-cryptocurrency-exchange-cookies-text-messages-for-2fa-authentication/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The 10 Best Home Decorating Apps of 2019

Design and decorate using easy apps on your phone

https://www.lifewire.com/best-home-decorating-apps-4580610

 

Apple’s battery cases return for the iPhone XS and XR

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/apples-battery-cases-return-for-the-iphone-xs-and-xr/

 

How to Change Your Password on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/396611/how-to-change-your-password-on-a-chromebook/

 

11 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax, De-Stress

It might seem counterintuitive, but devices that drive you crazy can also help you get centered. These meditation apps are here to guide you.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/328207/11-meditation-apps-to-help-you-relax-de-stress?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Chrome is getting a dark mode for Windows 10 and macOS

It could appear as early as April

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/7/18215473/google-chrome-dark-mode-windows-macos-support

 

Report: Popular iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen without permission

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-popular-iphone-apps-secretly-180158843.html

 

Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

And locks out 'Rubber Ducky' USB attackers.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/09/chrome-os-72/

 

The Sams Report: Xbox’s Massive Win, Surface Continues to Shine

https://www.thurrott.com/podcasts/198775/the-sams-report-xboxs-massive-win-surface-continues-to-shine?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8uaS1x3JoPCXoEhtwBWNPlfyiYBruGJgjPE8Al7DqPWBP_HBMUWaxSynShFoo4ZJ8WIHBfM0WKI9hYjbNGu0Kh26m_gQ&_hsmi=69521006

 

Portable Screamer Radio

An Internet radio player that requires no installation, enabling you to stream audio data to your PC and enjoy listening to various music genres

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Audio/Portable-Screamer-Radio.shtml

 

Microsoft Reportedly Working on 4K Webcams for Windows and Xbox

https://www.maketecheasier.com/microsoft-working-on-4k-webcams/

 

4 ways the LG G8 ThinQ's time-of-flight front camera could be more than a gimmick

Selfies and security for the win.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336049/mobile/lg-g8-thinq-time-of-flight-camera.html

 

7 Video Quality Enhancers to Improve Low Resolution on Your Videos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/video-quality-enhancers/

 

Google plans to end drive-by-downloads threat

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/25/google-plans-to-end-drive-by-downloads-threat/

 

This $50 Xbox Controller + Windows 10 Adapter bundle is down to its best price yet

Get your hands on this bundle at a discount.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-xbox-wireless-controller-bundle-adapter-windows

 

Scammed by PC / Web Network Experts? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10496/scammed-pc-web-network-experts-heres-what-do

 

6 reasons hackers target businesses: Is your organization in the line of fire?

Cyberattacks are increasing, and your organization may be making itself a high-profile target for attackers, according to a Radware report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-reasons-hackers-target-businesses-is-your-organization-in-the-line-of-fire/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Calibrate the Touchscreen on Your Android

Get your screen working properly again

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-calibrate-android-touchscreen-4427946

 

Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/facebook-launches-its-first-u-s-podcast-with-a-series-focused-entrepreneurship/

 

What are the AE-L, AF-L, and * Buttons and What Do They Do?

https://www.howtogeek.com/396561/what-are-the-ae-l-af-l-and-buttons-and-what-do-they-do/

 

The Best Personal Finance Services for 2019

Need to make sense of your entire budget, or even just get a better handle on your monthly household spending? One of these top-rated apps can help you keep track of your incoming and outgoing funds.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2407617,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

The Moto G7 lineup offers bigger screens and smaller bezels on a budget

Available this spring in the US

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/7/18214004/moto-g7-power-play-screen-size-bezels-budget-cheap-price-release-date

 

Apple rewards 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime app bug

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-rewards-14-old-discovered-121953442.html

 

Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking

Default passwords make it easy to hijack the appliances.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/resource-data-management-thermostat-password-hack/

 

Amazon Revenues Climb 20 Percent to $72.4 Billion

https://www.thurrott.com/amazon/198763/amazon-revenues-climb-20-percent-to-72-4-billion?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8uaS1x3JoPCXoEhtwBWNPlfyiYBruGJgjPE8Al7DqPWBP_HBMUWaxSynShFoo4ZJ8WIHBfM0WKI9hYjbNGu0Kh26m_gQ&_hsmi=69521006

 

Google Keep for Chrome

Access notes stored in your Google account in a quick manner and without considerable efforts by turning to this Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Google-Keep-Chrome-Extension.shtml

 

What Is Ubuntu? The Past and Present of the Ubuntu Linux Distro

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

 

Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason

It didn't do much anyway.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3338152/privacy/apple-safari-removing-do-not-track.html

 

12 Hidden Apple Watch Features New Users Must Try

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hidden-apple-watch-features/

 

Users fall for these Email Phishing subjects the most

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/24/users-fall-for-these-email-phishing-subjects-the-most/

 

Woot's discounted refurb Dell notebooks include touchscreens, solid state drives, and more

Get to work.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-woots-discounted-refurb-dell-notebooks-include-touchscreens-solid-state-drives-and-more

 

Change Storage Save Locations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23790-change-storage-save-locations-windows-10-a.html

 

How do folding phones adapt to users, and vice versa?

Oblong CEO John Underkoffler discusses the burgeoning folding phone trend, how users will take advantage of the form factor, and how cases would work on a folding phone.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-do-folding-phones-adapt-to-users-and-vice-versa/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Fix a Dead Pixel

Got a screen with dead, stuck, or black pixels? Try these tips to fix it

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-dead-pixel-4427962

 

DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/duckduckgo-apple-maps/

 

How to Use Echo Buttons to Control Smarthome Devices

https://www.howtogeek.com/396031/how-to-use-echo-buttons-to-control-smarthome-devices/

 

12 Simple Things You Can Do to Be More Secure Online

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/360806/12-simple-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-secure-online?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Spotify bans ad blockers in updated Terms of Service

Cracking down on ad blockers

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/7/18215845/spotify-ad-blockers-terms-of-service

 

Stop using Internet Explorer, warns Microsoft's own security chief

https://news.yahoo.com/stop-using-internet-explorer-warns-172124150.html

 

Uber's bike service is cutting into car rides

Pedal power is doing well, at least in San Francisco.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/uber-jump-bikes-lead-to-fewer-car-rides/

 

Here’s a Closer Look at the Galaxy S10+

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/198733/heres-a-closer-look-at-the-galaxy-s10?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8uaS1x3JoPCXoEhtwBWNPlfyiYBruGJgjPE8Al7DqPWBP_HBMUWaxSynShFoo4ZJ8WIHBfM0WKI9hYjbNGu0Kh26m_gQ&_hsmi=69521006

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

How to Streamline Your Remote Team’s Communications

https://www.maketecheasier.com/streamline-remote-teams-communications/

 

Apple’s missing AirPower may be hurting wireless charging industry

While wireless charging is expected to take off during the next decade, Apple's failure to ship its AirPower device in 2018 could be having a chilling effect on the industry.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3338149/mobile-wireless/apples-missing-airpower-may-be-hurting-wireless-charging-industry.html

 

The 10 Best Picasa Alternatives to Use Instead

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/picasa-going-what-use-instead/

 

Linux gamers rejoice: Wine 4.0 is here

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/23/linux-gamers-rejoice-wine-4-0-is-here/

 

How to format new hard drive on Windows 10

Formatting is an essential task before starting to use a new drive, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-format-new-hard-drive-windows-10

 

How to Fix 'You've been signed in with a temporary profile' Error in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48012-fix-youve-been-signed-temporary-profile-windows-10-a.html

 

How to adapt a touch OS to a keyboard on an Android phone

Despite the proliferation of touch screens, some professionals still prefer the tactile qualities of a hardware keyboard similar to classic BlackBerry devices and the Nokia N900.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-adapt-a-touch-os-to-a-keyboard-on-an-android-phone/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Use Windows 10 Fresh Start

Perform a clean install while leaving personal files intact

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-windows-10-fresh-start-4582804

 

Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/09/fitbit-inspire/

 

How to Insert a Copyright or Trademark Symbol in Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/396427/how-to-insert-a-copyright-or-trademark-symbol-in-word/

 

The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 6 Online Therapy Services to Try

When it come to therapy, cost is a big issue, but emotional factors might also prevent someone from seeking help. Online therapy removes these obstacles.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/348725/the-doctor-is-in-your-phone-6-online-therapy-services-to-try?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Raspberry Pi opens its first dedicated retail store

Located in Cambridge, UK

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/7/18215811/raspberry-pi-first-dedicated-retail-store-cambridge-uk-mini-computer

 

Google's high-speed internet pulling out of Louisville

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googles-high-speed-internet-pulling-220020962.html

 

INSIDE THE UAE’S

SECRET HACKING TEAM

OF AMERICAN

MERCENARIES

Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they helped spy on targets for

the Arab monarchy — dissidents, rival leaders and journalists.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/

 

Google’s Pixelbook is the best Chromebook on the planet, and it’s up to $450 off right now

https://bgr.com/2019/02/07/googles-pixelbook-price-big-discount-on-amazon/

 

People are holding on to their iPhones for a lot longer, spelling trouble for Apple, says analyst

  - Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi says people are holding on to iPhones longer, which may spell trouble for Apple.

  - The upgrade cycle is about every 4 years in fiscal 2019, he says, while it was around every 3 years in fiscal 2018.

  - Sacconaghi says he expects 16 percent of Apple's installed base — 900 million iPhones — will buy a new iPhone in fiscal 2019.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/08/apple-iphone-replacement-cycle-slowing-toni-sacconaghi-says.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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(Notice: Apple has released the fix for FaceTime, just download it and feel restoration of your privacy.)

 

Chromebooks show they're ready for prime time at CES 2019 (posted on APCUG)

The big news: AMD's jump into the market. Plus, new Google-powered laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus and HP.

https://www.cnet.com/news/chromebooks-show-theyre-ready-for-prime-time-at-ces-2019/

 

The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up (posted on APCUG)

Make your Chromebook faster, smarter, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow annual steps.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3333005/chrome-os/chromebook-tune-up.html?utm_date=20190116185024

 

Motorola's Moto G7 line aims for budget phone shoppers with three new phones (for those not will to part with $700 up, I recently got a G6 play for an old failing phone)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/motorola-apos-moto-g7-line-135255448.html

 

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC Remotely (posted on APCUG)

https://www.howtogeek.com/403033/how-to-lock-your-windows-10-pc-remotely/

 

Alexa gets a professional ‘newscaster’ voice for reading the day’s news

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/alexa-gets-a-professional-newscaster-voice-for-reading-the-days-news/

 

How to prevent Storage sense from deleting your downloaded files on Windows 10

If you use Storage sense on Windows 10, you should probably disable this option to keep your downloaded files.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-storage-sense-deleting-your-downloaded-files-windows-10

 

Disable AutoRun/AutoPlay

AutoRun leaves your computer vulnerable to malware

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-autorun-on-a-pc-153344

 

What is the new Office app for?

Getting back to what you were doing and finding out what documents you ought to be looking at sounds very much like putting SharePoint on every device.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-is-the-new-office-app-for/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Dark Overlord Ransoms 9/11 Files Showing How Law Firms Can be at Risk of Data Breach

https://blog.knowbe4.com/the-dark-overlord-ransoms-9/11-files-showing-how-law-firms-can-be-at-risk-of-data-breach

 

Get These $100 AirPod Alternatives For Just $37 Today

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3336502/consumer-electronics/get-these-100-airpod-alternatives-for-just-37-today.html

 

The Best Document Scanners for Your Home or Office

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9626/the-best-document-scanners-for-your-home-or-office/

 

Sony’s next-gen flagship phone will have a first-of-its-kind display

https://bgr.com/2019/02/07/sony-xperia-xz4-specs-cinemawide-display/

 

Check Point Forensic Files: GandCrab Returns with Friends (Trojans)

https://blog.checkpoint.com/2019/01/18/check-point-forensic-files-gandcrab-returns-with-friends-trojans/

 

In WSJ Op-Ed, Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Down to Users and Misses the Point

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/wsj-op-ed-mark-zuckerberg-speaks-down-users-and-misses-point

 

Sad News About People Finders

https://askbobrankin.com/sad_news_about_people_finders.html

 

Autorun Organizer

Easily manage the programs that automatically run every time you turn on your computer with the help of this intuitive piece of software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Autorun-Organizer.shtml

 

Thought Netbooks Were Dead? The One Mix 2S Will Make You Think Again

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/netbook-one-mix-2s/

 

How to Run Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 on Raspberry Pi

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-ubuntu-raspberry-pi/

 

Colorado police encrypt *all* their radio communications, frustrating journalists

ENCRYPTION IS A GOOD THING.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/colorado-police-encrypt-all-their-radio-communications-frustrating-journalists/

 

The Endless Scroll: How to Tell if You're a Tech Addict

Don't let your apps, games, and smartphone control you. Once you understand what's happening in your brain while you use technology, you can do something about it.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/361245/the-endless-scroll-how-to-tell-if-youre-a-tech-addict?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Mass. Woman Will Go to Prison for Urging Boyfriend in Texts to Kill Himself, Court Rules

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mass-woman-prison-urging-boyfriend-221930948.html

 

Can Anyone Really Track My Phone’s Precise Location? (posted on APCUG)

https://www.howtogeek.com/402043/can-anyone-really-track-my-phones-precise-location/

 

Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/facebook-is-launching-political-ad-checks-in-nigeria-ukraine-eu-and-india-in-coming-months/

 

The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

What you need to know about the European 'link tax' and 'upload filter.'

https://www.windowscentral.com/eu-copyright-directive-about-make-internet-worse-almost-everyone

 

How to Tell if Your Antivirus is Working

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-tell-if-your-antivirus-is-working-153380

 

How to add your favorite People to your Windows 10 Taskbar

You can reach collaborative teammates in a snap by adding quick access to the People app on your taskbar.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-add-your-favorite-people-to-your-windows-10-taskbar/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Online Job Offer Turns Would-Be Applicant into Unwitting Conspirator in Malware Attack

https://blog.knowbe4.com/online-job-offer-turns-would-be-applicant-into-unwitting-conspirator-in-malware-attack

 

Microsoft fights fake news with NewsGuard integration in its mobile Edge browser

You'll need to dig into Edge's Settings to turn it on, though.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3335683/mobile/microsoft-fights-fake-news-with-newsguard-integration-in-its-mobile-edge-browser.html

 

5 Great Color Changing Bluetooth Smart Bulbs That Don’t Require Wi-Fi

https://www.reviewgeek.com/8910/5-great-color-changing-bluetooth-smart-bulbs-that-dont-require-wi-fi/

 

Android fans reveal the iPhone features they’re most jealous of

https://bgr.com/2019/02/08/iphone-vs-android-2019-features-comparison-which-is-better/

 

Qealler — The Silent Java Credential Thief

https://securityboulevard.com/2019/01/qealler-the-silent-java-credential-thief/

 

User of the world’s biggest DDoS-for-hire website? Police say they’re coming after you

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/user-of-the-worlds-biggest-ddos-for-hire-website-police-say-theyre-coming-after-you-20781.html#new_tab

 

What Is eSIM And Do You Need It?

https://askbobrankin.com/what_is_esim_and_do_you_need_it.html

 

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software

Retrieve all of your precious data fast and efficiently with the help of this lightweight and straightforward software application.

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Yodot-Hard-Drive-Recovery-Software.shtml

 

How to Secure Your Accounts With 2FA: Gmail, Outlook, and More

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-email-2fa-gmail-outlook/

 

5 Free Memory Games You Can Play Online to Improve Your Memory

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-online-memory-games/

 

Passwords at risk for users who fall for voicemail phishing emails

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/passwords-at-risk-for-users-who-fall-for-voicemail-phishing-emails/#new_tab

 

The Best Fitness Trackers for 2019

More singularly focused than smartwatches, dedicated fitness trackers are wearable devices that can help you move more, sleep better, and improve your overall health. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one for you, as well as the top 10 trackers we've tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2404445,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security (posted on APCUG)

https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2018/11/5-easy-tips-linux-web-browser-security

 

Save $150 off the newest Apple iPad Pro with this Amazon coupon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/save-150-off-newest-apple-191641297.html

 

What Was the Windows Briefcase Used For, Anyway?

https://www.howtogeek.com/396628/what-was-the-windows-briefcase-used-for-anyway/

 

Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/wrest-control-from-a-snooping-smart-speaker-with-this-teachable-parasite/

 

Workout with Anker's $18 SoundBuds Curve Bluetooth headphones at a new low price

These headphones are capable of lasting for over 12 hours on a single charge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-anker-soundbuds-curve-bluetooth-headphones

 

How to Turn off Auto Renewal on iPhone

Control how often you pay for an app's subscription

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-auto-renewal-iphone-4584235

 

Apple revokes Facebook's ability to deploy apps internally amid privacy scandal dispute

What happens when you get kicked out of Apple's Enterprise Developer program? Facebook is finding out the hard way.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apple-revokes-facebooks-ability-to-deploy-apps-internally-amid-privacy-scandal-dispute/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Q4 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects from KnowBe4

https://blog.knowbe4.com/infographic-q4-2018-top-clicked-phishing-email-subjects-from-knowbe4

 

How to Change the Name of a User Profile Folder in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89060-change-name-user-profile-folder-windows-10-a.html

 

APNewsBreak: Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/apnewsbreak-undercover-agents-target-cybersecurity-watchdog-2/

 

How on Earth are iPads this cheap right now at Amazon?

https://bgr.com/2019/02/07/apple-ipad-sale-on-amazon-up-to-74-off/

 

How Cybercriminals Clean Their Dirty Money

By using a combination of new cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer marketplaces, cybercriminals are laundering up to an estimated $200 billion in ill-gotten gains a year. And that's just the beginning.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-cybercriminals-clean-their-dirty-money-/a/d-id/1333670

 

Business Payroll Compromise – a New Way for Criminals to Steal from Your Company

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/business-payroll-compromise-criminals-steal-company#new_tab

 

How to use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone

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

 

Youtube Browser App

View and toggle YouTube videos with ease and forget about chaos when working with multiple tabs with this application dedicated to browsing videos

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/Youtube-Browser-App.shtml

 

5 Nifty YouTube Channels for Learning a New Skill or Strength

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/youtube-channels-learn-new-skill/

 

Five Ways to Easily Convert Audio Files to Text

https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-audio-to-text/

 

Researchers discover state actor’s mobile malware efforts because of YOLO OPSEC

Ran malware on own phones as test, uploading all their WhatsApp messages, other data.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/researchers-discover-state-actors-mobile-malware-efforts-because-of-yolo-opsec/

 

The Best Fitness Apps for 2019

Everyone needs a little help with their New Year's resolutions. If yours is to get in shape, check out our best workout apps for exercising consistently, eating right, losing weight, and improving your health.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2485287,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Why are iPads on Amazon and Target so cheap right now?

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ipads-amazon-target-cheap-right-now-014536962.html

 

Google Wants to Remove FTP From Chrome. Would You Even Care?

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/google-wants-to-remove-ftp-from-chrome.-would-you-even-care/

 

How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/how-the-new-vr-screen-could-end-the-smartphone/

 

Which Surface Pro models does Kensington's SD7000 Docking Station support?

https://www.windowscentral.com/which-surface-pro-models-does-kensingtons-sd7000-docking-station-support

 

What to Do When Gmail Is Not Working on iPhone

These are the fixes you've been looking for

https://www.lifewire.com/get-gmail-working-on-iphone-4177531

 

Facebook slammed over covert app that pays teenagers for data

The Facebook Research app pays teenagers $20 for extensive access to their phone and web activity.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/facebook-slammed-over-covert-app-that-pays-teenagers-for-data/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Cybersecurity 202: FBI cyber investigations hit hard by shutdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/01/23/the-cybersecurity-202-fbi-cyber-investigations-hit-hard-by-shutdown/5c475f7c1b326b29c3778c68/

 

How to Setup and Use Hyper-V in Windows 10 for OS Virtualization

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2087-hyper-v-virtualization-setup-use-windows-10-a.html

 

Huge Trove of Leaked Russian Documents Is Published by Transparency Advocates

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/world/europe/russian-documents-leaked-ddosecrets.html

 

The team behind Apple’s Android-crushing mobile chips is designing another key iPhone component

https://bgr.com/2019/02/07/iphone-5g-launch-still-far-away-but-apple-is-making-its-own-modems/

 

Here’s Why Foreign Intelligence Agencies Want Your Data

https://blog.radware.com/security/hacks/2019/01/heres-why-foreign-intelligence-agencies-want-your-data/

 

As States Lag on Cyber Training, Agencies Are Fertile Phishing Grounds

Unlike lots of companies, many states don’t require training for every staffer, although nearly every state offers it, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

http://www.govtech.com/security/As-States-Lag-on-Cyber-Training-Agencies-Are-Fertile-Phishing-Grounds.html

 

How to safely use Windows PC without anti-virus software

https://macpaw.com/how-to/safely-use-windows-without-antivirus

 

AlwaysMouseWheel

A practical and effective enhancement tool specially designed for your mouse that helps you to switch between multiple windows effortlessly

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/AlwaysMouseWheel.shtml

 

8 Popular Websites You Can Fix Using Chrome Extensions

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-websites-chrome-extensions/

 

Should You Be Worried About Location Permissions?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/should-you-worried-about-location-permissions/

 

Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

To elude emulators, banking trojan would trigger only when infected devices moved.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/google-play-malware-used-phones-motion-sensors-to-conceal-itself/

 

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/324107/42-gmail-tips-that-will-help-you-conquer-email?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e leaks in new photo, and it is all yellow

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s10e-leaks-photo-154153091.html

 

Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War

The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2018-12-11/deepfakes-and-new-disinformation-war

 

15 Secret Tricks and Tips Inside iOS 12 (posted on APCUG)

Many are big, flashy, in-your-face features. Just as many are little hidden tricks that only a true iOS aficionado will find fascinating.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365974/15-secret-tricks-and-tips-inside-ios-12?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

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TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/local-tv-broadcaster-sinclair-launches-stirr-a-free-streaming-service-with-local-news-and-sports/

 

ZigBee vs. Z-Wave: Choosing Between Two Big Smarthome Standards

https://www.howtogeek.com/394567/zigbee-vs.-z-wave-choosing-between-two-big-smarthome-standards/

 

Evernote Tips You Should Avoid

https://www.lifewire.com/evernote-tips-you-should-avoid-153286

 

Capture your screen with the help of this Firefox extension that comes with support for annotations, letting you save the resulting image either online or to a local folder

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/Awesome-Screenshot-Capture-and-Annotate.shtml

 

How to Set Up Bluetooth on Windows 7: Make Your PC Discoverable and Pair Devices

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-set-up-bluetooth-in-windows-7-make-pc-discoverable-and-add-devices/

 

How to Combat Cell Phone Phishing Attacks

https://www.maketecheasier.com/combat-cell-phone-phishing-attacks/

 

The folding phone in that leaked Samsung video is super cool, but here's why it's not the Galaxy F

No really, the future's not ours to see.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3337535/mobile/samsung-leaked-unpacked-video-folding-phone.html

 

The Journey to My New Computer: Choices

I've reviewed my needs, so now it's time to translate those into specific decisions about what to purchase.

So far, I’ve discussed the equipment I have and what I do with it.

That sets us up for today’s article: distilling that information into requirements, and making decisions of exactly what I should buy. And then, of course, placing the order for my new machine.

As before, my specific situation — what I consider important and what I decide on — will only apply to me, but hopefully, seeing the process I use will be helpful when it’s time to replace your own computer.

https://askleo.com/the-journey-to-my-new-computer-choices/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IsAAZ7DRypdfbL

 

What is edge computing, and why does it matter to you?

'Edge computing' or the 'intelligent edge' are some of the latest buzzwords drawing attention in the tech world. But what exactly is it and why does it matter to you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/what-edge-computing-intelligent-edge-and-why-does-it-matter-you

 

[IRONY] US Postal Service Fosters ID Theft

https://askbobrankin.com/irony_us_postal_service_fosters_id_theft.html

 

Apple has proven just how much power it has over tech giants

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-power-over-facebook-google-184236383.html

 

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone X models starting at $769

But the iPhone XR is still the better phone for most people

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2019/2/4/18211100/apple-iphone-x-refurbished-xr-store

 

How to remove Weknow.ac malware from Mac (Instruction)

https://macpaw.com/how-to/remove-weknow-ac-malware-from-mac

 

Windows 10 version 1903, April 2019 Update: All the new features and changes

UPDATED 2/2: Windows 10 version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is expected to rollout sometime during spring 2019, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

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

 

7 clever sites that will save you a ton of money

https://www.komando.com/tips/531648/7-clever-sites-that-will-save-you-a-ton-of-money

 

The Apple-Facebook Feud Hits a Breaking Point

After TechCrunch revealed that Facebook violated iOS App Store rules, Apple revoked Facebook's iOS developer certificate, the latest salvo in an escalating not-so-cold war between the tech giants.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/366250/the-apple-facebook-feud-hits-a-breaking-point?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/apple-reportedly-looking-to-subsidize-watch-with-medicare-plans/

 

What Exactly Happens When You Shut Down or Sign Out of Windows?

https://www.howtogeek.com/396277/what-exactly-happens-when-you-shut-down-or-sign-out-of-windows/

 

10 Bad Online Habits that Can Lead to Computer Viruses

https://www.lifewire.com/top-ways-to-get-infected-153389

 

I don't care about cookies for Chrome

Improve your overall browsing experience by removing all the pesky cookie warnings with the help of this must-have, cross-browser extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/I-dont-care-about-cookies.shtml

 

The 7 Best Windows File Explorer Alternatives and Replacements

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-best-extensions-enhance-windows-file-explorer/

 

The Differences Between Push and Fetch Emails and Which One You Should Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/differences-between-push-fetch-emails/

 

Five ways to protect a new laptop

Danger lurks in the corners of the internet.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3329300/laptop-computers/five-ways-to-protect-a-new-laptop.html

 

Two-factor Might Be Hackable? USE IT ANYWAY!

Another scare about two-factor authentication perhaps being hackable? DO NOT let that stop you from using it.

It hasn’t been that long since I wrote about SMS two-factor being hackable, and why you should use it anyway.

It’s an important enough topic that when I saw another article discussing a potential two-factor exploit — ‘You can’t relax’: Here’s why 2-factor authentication may be hackable — I just have to jump in to reinforce my message.

Use two-factor authentication anyway.

I’ll explain why it’s important, even if two-factor is technically hackable.

https://askleo.com/two-factor-might-be-hackable-use-it-anyway/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IsAAZ7DRypdfbL

 

How to install an older printer to Windows 10

Windows 10 refuses to install an old printer? Then this is what you need to do.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-older-printer-windows-10

 

Are You Ready for Hardware Security Keys?  (been using them for years, only problem is when I got them, there is/was none for micro-USB (our phones))

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_ready_for_hardware_security_keys.html

 

Here’s what Apple’s China nightmare scenario looks like

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-apples-china-nightmare-scenario-looks-like-130817988.html

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will be one of the first Wi-Fi 6 phones

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18210291/samsung-galaxy-s10-wifi-6-leak

 

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

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

 

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/

 

7 ways to search without using Google

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

 

Simple Tricks to Remember Insanely Secure Passwords

You need to lock your password manager with one secure master password, and you must remember it yourself. Here's how to do it.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359862/simple-tricks-to-remember-insanely-secure-passwords

 

Anchor says it’s ‘powering’ 40 percent of new podcasts

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/anchor-says-its-powering-40-percent-of-new-podcasts/

 

How to Make and Answer Calls on an iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/395348/how-to-make-and-answer-calls-on-an-ipad/

 

Computer Safety Tips

9 steps to protecting your computer from viruses and other malware

https://www.lifewire.com/computer-safety-tips-153314

 

I don't care about cookies for Firefox

Block all cookie warnings issued by any website you land on and even report abusive ones with the help of this neat browser extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/I-don-t-care-about-cookies-for-Firefox.shtml

 

10 Little Known Features of Windows File Explorer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-little-known-features-windows-file-explorer/

 

Set Alarm to Automatically Power On Linux Computer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/alarm-automatically-power-on-linux/

 

How to Turn On or Off Snip Outline in Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126185-turn-off-snip-outline-snip-sketch-app-windows-10-a.html

 

How Can I Tell If My Computer Is Being Hacked?

It's extremely difficult for an average user to tell if a hack is in progress. I'll touch on a few approaches, and discuss why prevention is best.

https://askleo.com/how-can-i-tell-if-my-computer-is-being-hacked/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IsAAZ7DRypdfbL

 

How to enable NVIDIA G-Sync on a FreeSync display

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-freesync-display-nvidia-gpu

 

Here’s what iOS 13’s rumored Dark Mode might look like on the iPhone 11

https://bgr.com/2019/02/05/iphone-11-release-date-still-far-concept-imagines-ios-13-dark-mode/

 

Origin Story: How Amazon started with 20 mail order products and then dominated e-commerce

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-amazon-came-to-dominate-retail-204734618.html

 

Google Live Transcribe could be a big help for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

It’s also releasing a Sound Amplifier feature — both only on Android

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18209546/google-live-transcribe-sound-amplifier-accessibility-android-deaf-hard-hearing

 

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

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

 

How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you can quickly share files with other users over a network — Here are three ways on how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sharing-windows-10/

 

8 Android tablet apps that unlock creativity, boost productivity

https://www.komando.com/tips/529879/get-the-best-apps-for-your-android-tablet

 

12 Simple Things You Can Do to Be More Secure Online

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/360806/12-simple-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-secure-online?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

The Motorola Razr could return as a $1,500 foldable smartphone

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/the-motorola-razr-could-return-as-a-1500-foldable-smartphone/

 

How to Enable or Disable a Windows 10 User Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/396117/how-to-enable-or-disable-a-windows-10-user-account/

 

World Backup Day 2019

World Backup Day Is on March 31, 2019

https://www.lifewire.com/world-backup-day-2617949

 

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

 

The Best Linux Software and Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-software/

 

How to Use VPN to Access Blocked Sites on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-vpn-access-blocked-sites-android/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

iPhone XR Review: One Awesome Month With An Unapologetic Android User

https://www.reviewgeek.com/9847/iphone-xr-review-one-awesome-month-with-an-unapologetic-android-user/

 

How to watch Blu-ray discs on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-watch-blu-ray-discs-windows-10

 

Aukey’s hottest new Bluetooth earbuds are only $17 with this coupon

https://bgr.com/2019/02/05/bluetooth-earbuds-on-sale-on-amazon-aukey-latitude-lite/

 

Net neutrality is facing an old partisan divide in a new Congress

It’s ‘dčja vu all over again’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/7/18215639/net-neutrality-congress-hearing-energy-commerce-committee

 

New 2019 Rule Will Force You To Pay Extra $2700 For Cable TV Subscription

https://tinyurl.com/yax859na

 

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

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

 

How to use Robocopy to transfer files super-fast over the network on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a hidden tool called Robocopy to copy files very fast between computers over the network — Here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/robocopy-transfer-files-fast-network-windows-10/

 

5 ways to repurpose an old Android tablet

https://www.komando.com/tips/529843/5-ways-to-use-your-old-android-tablet

 

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you want to get fit or find a new job, these apps will help you stay on track and make sure you don't abandon your New Year's resolutions by mid-January.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/330773/apps-to-help-you-keep-your-new-year-s-resolutions?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

Microsoft really, really, really doesn’t want you to buy Office 2019

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/microsoft-really-really-really-doesnt-want-you-to-buy-office-2019/?yptr=yahoo

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Wed 1530 02/06/2019

$20B lawsuit against Comcast could reach U.S. Supreme Court

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2019/02/05/20b-lawsuit-against-comcast-could-reach-supreme.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Google has a new tool that tells you when you need to change your password — here's how it works

  - Google launched a new tool on Tuesday called Password Checkup that you install in Chrome.

  - It can detect if a site that you’re visiting has been breached before, which means your password might be stolen.

  - CNBC’s Todd Haselton shows you how to install and use Password Checkup.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/05/how-to-use-google-password-check.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Hard Drive Reliability, Crashes and Failures

Are Hard Drive Failures Increasing?

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

 

How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

https://www.howtogeek.com/280699/how-to-take-a-good-portrait-photo/

 

FBI Gains Access to Popular Home DNA Kit Database

FamilyTreeDNA has agreed to cooperate with the FBI and allow the intelligence and security service to access its genealogy database. In so doing, a few more violent crimes might get solved, but what does this mean for privacy?

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/366293/fbi-gains-access-to-popular-home-dna-kit-database?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

Windows 10 19H1: The complete changelog

Here's all you need to know about Windows 10 update 19H1.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-19h1-changelog

 

Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/ciitizen-raises-17-million-to-give-cancer-patients-better-control-over-their-health-records/

 

Microsoft Will Allow Everyone to Try Out Its Google Chrome Browser

Microsoft announced in late 2018 that it would be giving up on EdgeHTML and instead push Microsoft Edge browser to the Chromium engine, technically building its very own Google Chrome browser.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-will-allow-everyone-to-try-out-its-google-chrome-browser-524806.shtml

 

Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3075020/input-keyboards/best-wireless-keyboards.html

 

Free Mobile VPN Security Holes

https://askbobrankin.com/free_mobile_vpn_security_holes.html

 

How to create file backup on Windows 10 using Azure

Microsoft Azure offers a reliable offsite file backup for Windows 10 devices, and in this guide, you'll learn to set up the entire process.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-azure-backup-windows-10/

 

How to free up RAM on Windows computer

https://macpaw.com/how-to/free-ram-on-windows-computer

 

Google Assistant’s interpreter mode is now available

Translate 26 languages on your smart speaker

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/5/18212383/google-assistant-interpreter-mode-available-roll-out-home-smart-speaker-smart-display

 

Firefox 65.0 Release Information

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/29/firefox-65-0-release-information/

 

How to Wipe Cache Partition and Clear Data on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-point-clearing-cache-data-android/

 

How to Connect an Xbox One Controller to Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-xbox-one-controller-mac/

 

5 Fire TV stick tricks you’ll use time and time again

https://www.komando.com/tips/529768/5-fire-tv-stick-tricks-youll-use-time-and-time-again

 

Have your passwords been stolen by hackers? New Chrome extension will let you know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/passwords-stolen-hackers-chrome-extension-144756563.html

 

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

 

The Best Sites for Online Coupons and Deals

https://www.howtogeek.com/395802/the-best-sites-for-online-coupons-and-deals/

 

Fact-Checker Snopes.com Ends Partnership With Facebook

Snopes said it wants partnerships that are a 'net positive for our online community, publication, and staff.' The break comes after two former Snopes staffers accused Facebook of using its fact-checking effort as a way to cover up bad PR.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/366305/fact-checker-snopes-com-ends-partnership-with-facebook?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

Best USB Turntables to Bring Vinyl to PC in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-usb-turntables-bring-vinyl-pc

 

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/facebook-urged-to-give-users-greater-control-over-what-they-see/

 

How to Fix Firefox 65 Errors Caused by Antivirus Bug

Mozilla Firefox 65 is available for download right now on all supported platforms, and this new version comes with several major improvements, including some that enhance user privacy significantly.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-fix-firefox-65-errors-caused-by-antivirus-bug-524798.shtml

 

Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard: Providing the light to work into the night

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3324358/computers/logitech-k800-wireless-illuminated-keyboard-providing-the-light-to-work-into-the-night.html

 

[2019] What Dangers Lurk in Cyberspace?

https://askbobrankin.com/2019_what_dangers_lurk_in_cyberspace.html

 

FILE MANAGER FROM WINDOWS 3.0 IS NOW APP IN THE MICROSOFT STORE

The original File Manager for Windows 3.0 is back as an app for Windows 10 — Here's how to get it.

https://pureinfotech.com/file-manager-windows-3-app-microsoft-store-download/

 

How to improve computer's performance for gaming (without buying hardware)

https://macpaw.com/how-to/improve-pc-gaming-performance

 

How to set up multiroom music playback with Amazon Echo

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/29/16219978/amazon-echo-multi-room-music-playback-how-to

 

How to disable Auto Suggest in Explorer and Run Box on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/28/how-to-disable-auto-suggest-in-explorer-and-run-box-on-windows/

 

The 6 Best Fitness Trackers With Heart Rate Monitoring

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-fitness-tracker-with-heart-rate-monitor/

 

How to Find Out If Your Windows System Has SSD or HDD

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-ssd-or-hdd/

 

Get free programs to edit photos, send email and more

https://www.komando.com/downloads/349917/get-free-programs-to-edit-photos-send-email-and-more

 

The iPhone’s most sophisticated feature will hit more Android phones this year

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-most-sophisticated-feature-hit-214748839.html

 

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

 

How to Reset the Printing System on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/392059/how-to-reset-the-printing-system-on-your-mac/

 

Lawyer Sues Apple Over FaceTime Bug, Claiming it Led to Spying

Houston-based lawyer Larry Williams claims an unknown party exploited the FaceTime bug while he was holding a private deposition with a client. He's now demanding damages.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/366259/lawyer-sues-apple-over-facetime-bug-claiming-it-led-to-spyi?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

How to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10 (printer, wireless or ethernet versions, should be set with a static (fixed) IP address)

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-your-wireless-printer-windows-10

 

Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric (another article states GM is going all electric)

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/fords-iconic-f-series-trucks-are-going-electric/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

How to Turn On or Off Ask to Save Snip before Closing Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126224-turn-off-ask-save-snip-snip-sketch-app-windows-10-a.html

 

Arlo puts the brakes on its Arlo Ultra 4K security camera launch after early-adopter complaints

The company is tackling bugs reported by early adopters before a wider release

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337511/home-tech/arlo-puts-the-brakes-on-its-arlo-ultra-4k-security-camera-launch-after-early-adopter-complaints.html

 

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-bluetooth-devices-battery-level-windows-10/

 

Apps that won't work in macOS Mojave

https://macpaw.com/how-to/32-bit-apps-that-wont-work-in-macos-mojave

 

Google’s new Chrome Extension automatically checks your passwords are still secure

It’s not the first such service, but it is the free-est

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/5/18211766/google-password-checkup-chrome-extension-data-breach-login-credentials

 

Different audio playback volumes annoy you? Wale for Windows fixes that

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/28/different-audio-playback-volumes-annoy-you-wale-for-windows-fixes-that/

 

4 Apps to Check If Your Android Device Is Functioning Properly

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-check-your-android-device-functioning-properly/

 

New Malware Uses Twitter Memes as Command Center

https://www.maketecheasier.com/twitter-memes-malware/

 

Complete guide to stopping robocalls in 2019

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

 

Apple May Bring Touch ID to iPhone Screens, Patent Shows

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-may-bring-touch-id-232400352.html

 

Windows 10 Updates: A Survival Guide

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

 

How to Quickly Switch Apps by Swiping on the iPhone X, XR, XS, and iPhone XS Max

https://www.howtogeek.com/394861/how-to-quickly-switch-apps-by-swiping-on-the-iphone-x-xr-xs-and-iphone-xs-max/

 

Any Google+ Data You Had Will Start Getting Deleted April 2

The company has published more details about its plan to sunset Google+. The search giant has also created support pages that can help you easily save a copy of your data before the company can delete it, starting on April 2nd.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/366268/any-google-data-you-had-will-start-getting-deleted-april-2?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=22

 

Best Adobe Premiere alternatives for Windows PCs

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-adobe-premiere-alternatives-windows-pcs

 

Shutdown could delay challenge of FCC’s net neutrality rollback

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/shutdown-could-delay-challenge-of-fccs-net-neutrality-rollback/

 

Virtual Hidden Disk by Ertons

Create a safe storage space under the form of a password protected virtual disk to protect your confidentiality and sensible information

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Virtual-CD-DVD-Rom/Virtual-Hidden-Disk-by-Ertons.shtml

 

How to Take a Screen Snip (Screenshot) with Snip & Sketch in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/109297-take-screen-snip-snip-sketch-windows-10-a.html

 

It’s been the worst year ever for smartphone shipments. Here’s why

Smartphone shipments are down, and a lot of the decline has to do with high prices and growing consumer frustration. One expert calls today's smartphone market a 'mess.'

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337529/mobile-wireless/its-been-the-worst-year-ever-for-smartphone-shipments-heres-why.html

 

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/

 

How to remove Any Search malware from your Mac

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

 

Apple just endorsed AT&T’s fake 5G E network

New networking standard, same old scam

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18211044/apple-att-5g-e-network-icon-iphones-misleading-ios-software-update-bet

 

Firefox 66 with Autoplaying Sound Blocker

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/28/firefox-66-with-autoplaying-sound-blocker/

 

Why Your Windows Time Is Always Wrong (And What to Do About It)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-windows-computer-loses-time-date/

 

Make Linux Boot Faster by Disabling Unnecessary Services

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-linux-boot-faster/

 

One vital step you must take now to protect your online accounts from hackers and scammers

https://www.komando.com/columns/521729/one-vital-step-you-must-take-now-to-protect-your-online-accounts-from-hackers-and-scammers

 

Tesla launches Amazon store filled with every 40-year-old child's dreams

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-launches-amazon-store-filled-215718411.html

 

When Is Office 2010 End of Life?

Is it time to upgrade?

https://www.lifewire.com/office-2010-end-of-life-4163841

 

A Group of Venture Capitalists Invested Millions Into a Groundbreaking Hearing Aid

https://tinyurl.com/y6395je9

 

How to fix printer spooler problems on Windows 10

When your printer resists to print, it could be a problem that is preventing the print spooler from running correctly — Here's how to fix the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-printer-spooler-windows-10/

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Tue 1529 02/05/2019

Tesla launches Amazon store filled with every 40-year-old child's dreams

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-launches-amazon-store-filled-215718411.html

 

[SHAKEN OR STIRRED?] Blocking Phone Scams and Robocalls

https://askbobrankin.com/shaken_or_stirred_blocking_phone_scams_and_robocalls.html

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows Update Issue on Windows 10 Version 1809

UPDATE: Microsoft says the bug was fixed in late January and explains that bad DNS settings were indeed to blame. You should now wait a few more days until the DNS configuration applies to your Internet connection, after which Windows Update will work normally. Original story below.

Microsoft has just confirmed an issue hitting the Windows Update service, only a few days after it was believed the company released a fix to affected devices.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-update-issue-on-windows-10-version-1809-524820.shtml

 

What Is the Windows Shell Experience Host and Why Is It Taking Up So Much Memory?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-shell-experience-host/

 

AMD and Nvidia's unsettled earnings suggest lower GPU prices could hang on

While Nvidia's bet big on an RTX technology that's not selling as well as expected, AMD has high hopes for the Radeon VII and the upcoming "Navi" chips.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337237/components-graphics/amd-and-nvidia-earnings-q4-2018-lower-gpu-prices.html

 

How to Fix High CPU Usage in Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-high-cpu-usage-windows/

 

Major vulnerability found in Android ES File Explorer app

Popular application ES File Explorer for Android has a significant vulnerability, putting your data at risk. Learn what's involved and how to remediate the threat.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/major-vulnerability-found-in-android-es-file-explorer-app/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/coursera-moves-into-healthcare-education-with-100-courses-and-2-masters-degrees/

 

Reuse old hard drives with the discounted Aukey USB-C enclosure

New backup.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-reuse-old-hard-drives-discounted-aukey-usb-c-enclosure

 

How to install full version of Windows 10 on a Lumia 950 phone

You can now (unofficially) install the full ARM version of Windows 10 on your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL phone, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-10-lumia-950-phone/

 

Wireless Keyboards Can Be Used With More Than Just Your Computer

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-universal-wireless-keyboards-pair-145408914.html

 

How to perform a maintenance of your MacBook

https://macpaw.com/how-to/do-maintenance-on-mac

 

Excel Stylesheets: Cell Styles and Smart Art, Drawing, Graphics, Picture and Chart Tools

You may have used Excel for years without delving into Styles (or stylesheets), but they can make work easier and faster.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3300744/microsoft-office/excel-stylesheets-cell-styles-and-smart-art-drawing-graphics-picture-and-chart-tools.html

 

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

 

How to Quickly Switch Apps by Swiping on the iPhone X, XR, XS, and iPhone XS Max

https://www.howtogeek.com/394861/how-to-quickly-switch-apps-by-swiping-on-the-iphone-x-xr-xs-and-iphone-xs-max/

 

How to Call Someone From Your Amazon Echo

You can call family, friends, and other contacts who have an Echo or the Alexa app.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/358674/how-to-call-someone-from-your-amazon-echo

 

How to set up multiroom music playback with Google Home speakers

Tunes in all your rooms

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18156815/how-to-google-home-multiroom-set-up-multiple-speakers-rooms

 

Avast Free Antivirus

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Avast-Home-Edition.shtml

 

Technology Trends in 2019 and Beyond

https://www.maketecheasier.com/technology-trends-2019/

 

Aetna customers can get a free Apple Watch just for keeping close tabs on their health

An upcoming app will let you earn a free Apple Watch and gift cards by meeting health goals.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336211/software-health/apple-aetna-attain-app-rewards.html

 

What Is Tethering? How to Use Mobile Internet on a PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tethering-use-mobile-internet-pc/

 

Using a Raspberry Pi Zero SCSI adapter to bring legacy and retro systems into the future

Hard drives for early computers are decades old and prone to failure, prompting a need for modern storage adapters.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/using-a-raspberry-pi-zero-scsi-adapter-to-bring-legacy-and-retro-systems-into-the-future/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Decrypted Telegram bot chatter revealed as new Windows malware

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/decrypted-telegram-bot-windows-malware/

 

This coupon takes $16 off Anker's Soundcore Liberty Air true wireless earbuds

The carrying case holds an extra 15 hours of battery life for these earbuds.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-anker-soundcore-liberty-air-true-wireless-earbuds

 

How to completely remove a printer driver on Windows 10

If you no longer need a printer, this is how you can get rid of the leftover drivers.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-printer-driver-windows-10/

 

Brand new Galaxy S10+ benchmark leak shows scores getting closer to iPhone XS

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/galaxy-s10-plus-benchmark-vs-iphone-xs-max-a12-bionic-still-faster/

 

Make the most of your macOS Dashboard

https://macpaw.com/how-to/use-dashboard-on-mac

 

The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854456/laptop-computers/the-best-pc-laptops-of-the-year.html

 

Simple Ways to Maintain Your Computer

The 3 most important maintenance tasks for your PC

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

 

How to Customize the Reading Pane in Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/394790/how-to-customize-the-reading-pane-in-outlook/

 

Insurance-Related Spam Calls Skyrocketed This Year in the US

Insurance-related calls now account for 39 percent of all spam calls in the US, up from just 2 percent last year, according to new data from Truecaller. Debt-collection spam calls have also increased significantly. In 2018, US Truecaller users received an average of 16.9 spam calls per month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365625/insurance-related-spam-calls-skyrocketed-this-year-in-the-us

 

Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa or Google Assistant competitor

Satya Nadella wants Cortana to be an app that’s everywhere

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18187992/microsoft-cortana-satya-nadella-alexa-google-assistant-competitor

 

How the Mail App Evolves in Windows 10 Version 1903

Windows 10 version 1903, currently codenamed 19H1 and likely to launch as April 2019 Update, comes with improvements in nearly every single area, including for the core apps that are offered pre-installed with the OS.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-the-mail-app-evolves-in-windows-10-version-1903-524815.shtml

 

How to Check for Available Memory in Ubuntu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-available-memory-ubuntu/

 

Microsoft peddles Office apps from Apple's Mac e-store

Microsoft's Office applications – Excel, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, PowerPoint and Word – are now available through the Mac App Store.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336203/apple-mac/microsoft-peddles-office-apps-from-apples-mac-e-store.html

 

The Savvy Home Smart Mirror: No Other Smart Mirror Comes Close

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/savvy-home-smart-mirror-no-smart-mirror-comes-close/

 

New low-cost Windows 10 laptops and 2-in-1s challenge Google Chromebooks in the classroom

New devices are being released by Acer, Dell and Lenovo, starting from $189 but will only be available for schools and colleges to buy in bulk, not to the general public.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-low-cost-windows-10-laptops-and-2-in-1s-challenge-google-chromebooks-in-the-classroom/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/innovaccer-nabs-11-million-from-microsofts-vc-arm-to-give-doctors-a-better-window-into-patient-heatlh/

 

Which Intel Hades Canyon NUC8 should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/which-intel-hades-canyon-nuc8-should-you-buy

 

WHY SOLID-STATE DRIVE (SSD) PERFORMANCE SLOWS DOWN AS IT BECOMES FULL

Have you ever wondered why your solid-state drive degrades performance over time? Here we look into the problem and what you should do to keep the drive at top speeds.

https://pureinfotech.com/why-solid-state-drive-ssd-performance-slows-down/

 

Microsoft plans to bring Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/xbox-live-nintendo-switch-ios-android/

 

iPhone HDR and Smart HDR, explained

https://macpaw.com/how-to/what-is-hdr-iphone

 

How to Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126244-backup-restore-snip-sketch-app-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Create and Delete User Accounts in Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-create-and-delete-user-accounts-in-windows-10-4096672

 

How to Set an Expiration Date When Sharing Files on Google Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/395138/how-to-set-an-expiration-date-when-sharing-files-on-google-drive/

 

Is That Netflix Email Legit? FTC Warns of Phishing Scam

https://www.geek.com/tech/is-that-netflix-email-legit-ftc-warns-of-phishing-scam-1767546/

 

Walmart reportedly abandons new streaming service to focus on Vudu

The retailer found it too risky to fight Amazon Prime and Netflix

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/17/18187199/walmart-streaming-service-end-vudu

 

How to Enable Tab Groups in Google Chrome

As I told you the last weekend, one of the features that Google is currently developing for Chrome browsers is tab groups.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-enable-tab-groups-in-google-chrome-524814.shtml

 

How to Create Customized Google Assistant Commands

https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-customized-google-assistant-commands/

 

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 again posts growth as deadline focuses minds

For the second month in a row, Windows 10's user share jumped by more than one full point, indicating that next January's end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 may be spurring upgrades.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-again-posts-growth-as-deadline-focuses-minds.html

 

Nuvision’s Tablet Update for 2019: Possible Super Cheap 2-in-1 Tablets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nuvision-tablet-supreme-ces-2019-cheap-tablet/

 

How to use Excel's find feature to highlight or delete matching values

Excel's Find feature offers more than just finding values if you know the right steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/use-excels-find-feature-to-highlight-or-delete-matching-values/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/facebook-finds-and-kills-another-512-kremlin-linked-fake-accounts/

 

Add Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones with this $11 receiver

You don't have to buy all new tech to start using Bluetooth.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-aukey-bluetooth-v4-receiver

 

How to set up Microsoft ‘Modern Keyboard’ or ‘Surface Keyboard’ on Windows 10

If you have a brand-new Microsoft keyboard, use these steps to pair it using Bluetooth on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-microsoft-modern-keyboard-surface-windows-10/

 

iPhone users can finally protect WhatsApp chats with Face ID or Touch ID

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/whatsapp-update-iphone-app-has-face-id-and-touch-id-authentication/

 

How to delete cookies in web browsers on Windows

https://macpaw.com/how-to/delete-cookies-windows

 

How to Turn On or Off Auto Copy to Clipboard for Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126227-turn-off-auto-copy-clipboard-snip-sketch-windows-10-a.html

 

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

 

How to Disable the Articles on Microsoft Edge’s Start and New Tab Pages

https://www.howtogeek.com/394704/how-to-disable-the-articles-on-microsoft-edges-start-and-new-tab-pages/

 

We're Getting a Full-Size Commodore 64 in 2019

A frustrating feature of the C64 Mini was the need to plug in a keyboard because the unit was so small and didn't have functioning keys. A full-size Commodore 64 will include a working keyboard and hopefully fixes all the other problems the Mini had.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365630/were-getting-a-full-size-commodore-64-in-2019

 

This is what Google says search will look like under EU copyright laws

Look what EU made me do

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/17/18186879/google-eu-copyright-laws-search-news-link-tax

 

Microsoft Launches Windows 7 Solution for Easy Upgrades to Windows 10

With Windows 7 already in the last days of support, Microsoft is working around the clock to convince users to upgrade to Windows 10, and ensuring a smooth transition is a key part of this push.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-launches-windows-7-solution-for-easy-upgrades-to-windows-10-524804.shtml

 

Is it Safe to Buy a Used Computer?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_it_safe_to_buy_a_used_computer.html

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Chromebook to Android instant tethering expands beyond Google devices

Over 30 handsets and 15 Chromebooks now work with the hotspot feature.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/04/chromebook-instant-tethering-non-google-devices/?yptr=yahoo

 

better-onetab (I use onetab extension and I believe is beats regular bookmarks and is exportable/importable to other machines)

Save tab groups, collapse them into manageable lists and restore them whenever you wish in a single click with this useful extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/better-onetab.shtml

 

Galaxy Watch Sport Renders Reveal Sleek Apple Watch Foe

https://news.yahoo.com/galaxy-watch-sport-renders-reveal-135200742.html

 

How To Turn Off Automatic App Updates from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/395315/how-to-turn-off-automatic-app-updates-from-the-microsoft-store-in-windows-10/

 

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD review: Need a new drive for your PC? Get this one.

Samsung's latest super-fast SSD slots into the lineup with a good price and insane performance.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-970-evo-plus-ssd-review

 

Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/spotify-launches-car-view-on-android-to-make-using-its-app-less-dangerous-behind-the-wheel/

 

Top 5 tools for Windows PC in 2018

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

 

The 100 Best Android Apps for 2019

The Google Play Store has a staggering 2.6 million apps, and it can be challenging to determine which of them are worth a download. We've been curating our list of best apps for almost a decade. You can't go wrong with these picks in 14 top categories.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/362295/the-100-best-android-apps

 

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

 

AMD’s Upcoming 12-Core Ryzen CPU Pops Up in Online Database

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/284674-amds-upcoming-12-core-ryzen-cpu-pops-up-in-online-database

 

Geekly Update - 30 January 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_30_january_2019.html

 

AT&T’s fake 5G icon invades the iPhone in latest iOS beta

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/iphone-5g-icon-att-misleading-ios-beta/

 

A Raspberry Pi-style computer you can build yourself: Blueberry Pi

Provided you can think of something useful to do with a board with only 64MB of on-chip RAM. (I have to go back 20 or more years for the amount of memory)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-raspberry-pi-style-computer-you-can-build-yourself-blueberry-pi/

 

iOS 13 rumors: Everything you need to know

Here's everything we think we know about Apple's next big mobile operating system release.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336145/iphone-ipad/ios-13-rumors-features-release-date.html

 

IMDb Launches Freedive, a Free Streaming Service

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/imdb-freedive-free-streaming-service/

 

‘Right to be forgotten’ used to force Google to remove medical negligence link

A Dutch surgeon has had a link about her medical suspension removed

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/22/18192626/eu-right-to-be-forgotten-dutch-surgeon-medical-negligence

 

7 Free PDF Editors You Can Use on Any PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/free-pdf-editors/

 

Get the best subscription box services for yourself or your family

https://www.komando.com/tips/527306/get-the-best-subscription-services-for-yourself-or-your-family

 

A Raspberry Pi-based handheld to make creating your own gadgets easy

The pi-top 4 puts the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a case with a mini-OLED screen, portable power pack, and four programmable buttons, to simplify the process of wiring the Pi to other hardware.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-based-pi-top-4-aims-to-make-creating-your-own-gadgets-easy/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Fitbit Just Launched Their Massive Valentine’s Day Sale And It Includes $40 Off Your Fave Tracker

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/fitbit-just-launched-massive-valentine-204600847.html

 

Apple’s $0.99 iCloud Storage Tier Is Insulting

https://www.howtogeek.com/396093/apples-0.99-icloud-storage-tier-is-insulting/

 

How to move Xbox One games to Xbox One X using an external hard drive

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-move-your-xbox-one-games-new-xbox-one-s

 

Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/daily-crunch-huawei-criminal/

 

All your questions about the new iOS 12, answered

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

 

How to Set Up and Optimize Your Wireless Router

If you want the best possible Wi-Fi performance in your home, follow these simple steps for setting up your router and wireless network the right way.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375207,00.asp

 

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

 

Reports: TSMC Accident Destroys Tens of Thousands of Nvidia GPU Wafers (could have effect on video boards and some laptop prices)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/284589-reports-tsmc-accident-destroys-tens-of-thousands-of-nvidia-gpu-wafers

 

[WOW] What Happens To Amazon Returns?

https://askbobrankin.com/wow_what_happens_to_amazon_returns.html

 

Believe it or not, Apple’s latest iPads are back on sale at Cyber Week prices

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/aplpe-ipad-sale-on-amazon-current-generation/

 

What are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives? Everything you need to know about Pi rivals

A guide to Raspberry Pi alternatives, from low-cost options to more powerful boards.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-are-the-best-raspberry-pi-alternatives-everything-you-need-to-know-about-pi-rivals/

 

iPhone 2019 rumors: More about the three-camera system, and the 2020 iPhone could have a 3D camera

What will be in Apple’s next iPhone? We’ll keep track of all the rumors right here.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3331839/iphone-ipad/iphone-2019-rumors-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

How to Estimate eBay Prices and Find Out What Items Are Worth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ebay-item-price-estimator-what-items-are-worth/

 

Is this the Motorola RAZR with folding display?

A long, foldable screen and that iconic RAZR chin

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/21/18191330/motorola-razr-lenovo-remake-foldable-smartphone

 

7 of the Best Dynamic DNS Providers to Use for Free

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-dynamic-dns-providers/

 

15 amazing Google tricks you never knew before now

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

 

Rock Pi 4 review: Is this the Raspberry Pi challenger you've been looking for?

Benchmarks and hands-on review for the Rock Pi 4, the latest rival to Raspberry Pi for the low-cost computing crown.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rock-pi-4-review-is-this-the-raspberry-pi-challenger-youve-been-looking-for/

 

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Is Thinner Than S9+ But It Packs a Lot More Battery

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s10-thinner-s9-141500808.html

 

Facebook Won’t Really Tell You How Much Time You Spend Using Facebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/facebook-wont-really-tell-you-how-much-time-you-spend-using-facebook/

 

How to add or remove devices using the Settings app on Windows 10

If you have a new device, in this guide, we'll show you the easy steps to add (or remove) it from Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-or-remove-devices-using-settings-app-windows-10

 

Squad is the new screensharing chat app everyone will copy

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/squad-screenshare/

 

Run a Windows Virtual Machine on your Mac

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

 

Easy Fixes for Common TV Problems

If your television suffers from a distorted picture, weird colors, or the dreaded "soap opera effect," these simple fixes can help improve your picture.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/357416/easy-fixes-for-common-tv-problems

 

Important Computer Repair Safety Tips

How to stay safe while working on your computer

https://www.lifewire.com/important-computer-repair-safety-tips-2625176

 

Detroit Downfall: Why the Second-Oldest Auto Show Gave Up Its Prime Date (I think I heard Chicago's show is the winner)

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/284034-detroit-downfall-why-the-second-oldest-auto-show-gave-up-its-prime-date

 

How to Choose to Skip Ahead to Next Version of Windows 10 for Insiders in Fast Ring

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/89857-skip-ahead-next-version-windows-10-insiders-fast-ring.html

 

A new camera phone just leaked that’ll wipe the floor with iPhones and the Galaxy S10

https://bgr.com/2019/02/04/galaxy-s10-vs-iphone-xs-nope-p30-pro-camera-will-win/

 

Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy

We found good deals for $500 or less.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3097473/computers/best-budget-laptops-on-amazon-and-best-buy.html

 

CVS to let customers share med history with Apple Health

CVS insurance subsidiary Aetna has released an app that lets members opt-in to sharing their electronic medical records with Apple's health service; in turn, Apple will offer Apple Watch wearers personalized fitness and health goals.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337461/apple/cvs-to-let-customers-share-med-history-with-apple-health.html

 

Withings BPM Core: Smart Heart Health Management?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/withings-bpm-core-ces-2019/

 

Garmin data used to convict British runner for the murder of two gangsters

And it’s not the first time this data has been used this way

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18188205/garmin-data-iceman-murder-mr-big-amazon-alexa

 

Elmedia Player: A Great and Handy Media Player for macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/elmedia-player-media-player-macos/

 

Fix a buggy app, free up storage and more on your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/529900/fix-a-buggy-app-free-up-storage-and-more-on-your-android-phone

 

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ review: A $25 computer with a lot of promise

Get the lowdown on how well the latest Raspberry Pi board performs with benchmarks and the full specs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-3-model-a-review-a-25-computer-with-a-lot-of-promise/

 

So, Verizon May Just Have Overpaid for Yahoo! and AOL

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/verizon-may-just-overpaid-yahoo-165300933.html

 

How to Run Ping (Network Diagnostics) on Your iPhone (Fing on an Android phone can do the same thing)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-run-ping-network-diagnostics-on-your-iphone/

 

Will Microsoft release an Android phone? This and more on #AskDanWindows 56.

Will Microsoft unveil Windows Core OS at Mobile World Congress? What about an Android-based smartphone? Daniel Rubino answers these and more on the latest #AskDanWindows.

https://www.windowscentral.com/askdanwindows-56

 

Backblaze updates its backup service

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/backblaze-updates-its-backup-service/

 

Here’s how to get the most from iCloud

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

 

The Best iPad Cases

Did you buy the latest, greatest (and relatively inexpensive) Apple iPad? Protect your tablet with one of our picks for best iPad cases.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/353526/the-best-ipad-cases

 

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

 

Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be rewarded with great insight into your home's electricity use

The gadget provides deep awareness of your power consumption, but the pace of discovery might frustrate you.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3334140/sensors/sense-review.html

 

How to Listen to Microphone through a Playback Device in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126383-listen-microphone-through-playback-device-windows.html

 

Leaked Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ press renders leave nothing to the imagination

https://bgr.com/2019/02/01/galaxy-s10-plus-vs-galaxy-s10-press-renders-leak-as-launch-gets-close/

 

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD review: Faster than ever, and still a fantastic bargain

It's just about the best combination of price and performance in an SSD.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3336866/storage/wd-black-sn750-nvme-ssd-review.html

 

Apple Music takes its battle with Spotify to 30,000 feet with American Airlines partnership

Apple Music subscribers will be able to stream music for free on select domestic American Airlines flights.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336455/streaming-services/apple-music-american-airlines-streaming.html

 

3 Signs Your Mac Has a Virus (And How to Scan for Them)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/think-mac-virus-3-ways-can-tell/

 

Western Digital’s Black SSD gets upgraded performance and a heat sink for gaming

The WD Black SN750 lightly updates its predecessor

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/1/18/18188100/western-digital-wd-black-sn750-ssd-gaming-heat-sink-firmware-performance

 

Too Many Apps? 7 Tips for Managing Information Overload on Your Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-information-overload-on-phone/

 

Warning! Delete these fake apps from your phone now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/531691/warning-fake-apps-you-need-to-delete-from-your-phone-now

 

Cheap but powerful Raspberry Pi rival: $45 NanoPi Neo4 is six-core Android board with USB 3.0 and 4K support

The NanoPi Neo4 is the cheapest six-core, single-board computer to be released, but there's a catch.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cheap-but-powerful-raspberry-pi-rival-45-nanopi-neo4-is-a-six-core-android-board-with-usb-3-0-and-4k/

 

13-Year-Old Is Arrested After Boasting To Siri He's Going To 'Shoot Up A School'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/13-old-arrested-boasting-siri-005816425.html

 

DiskInternals Linux Recovery

Recover the erased or damaged information that is kept on Ext2/Ext3 partitions with this lightweight and easy-to-use application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/DiskInternals-Linux-Recovery.shtml

 

Apple could pay a reward to the 14-year-old boy who found the FaceTime snooping bug

  - Grant Thompson says it's pretty surprising that "Apple didn't get this, and a 14-year-old kid found it by accident."

  - Michele Thompson says a high-level Apple executive flew into Tucson, Arizona, on Friday to meet with her teenage son.

  - "They also indicated that Grant would be eligible for the bug bounty program," she says.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/04/-apple-could-pay-reward-to-grant-thompson-14-years-old-who-found-facetime-bug.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

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New Mac Malware Uses Steganography to Sneak Into Computers

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/internet/284486-new-mac-malware-uses-steganography-to-sneak-into-computers?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=19

 

How to Care for Your Cables to Ensure Longevity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/care-for-cables-ensure-longevity/

 

Hackers are still using cloud services to mask attack origin and build false trust

Using Google App Engine to mask the destination of links is a staggeringly easy way to conduct a phishing campaign, but Google claims it is not their problem.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hackers-are-still-using-cloud-services-to-mask-attack-origin-and-build-false-trust/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Intel's new 'F-series' Core chips lack an integrated GPU, and probably aren't worth your money

Intel's new F-series chips may become more attractive if and when they get discounted over time.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3332691/hardware/intels-new-f-series-core-chips-lack-an-integrated-gpu-and-probably-arent-worth-your-money.html

 

How to set up Outlook calendars on the iPhone

If you plan to use an iPhone with your Microsoft services, you'll want to set up your Outlook calendars.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-outlook-calendars-iphone

 

What is the Catalyst Control Center (CCC.exe)?

CCC.exe errors are typical with video games.

https://www.lifewire.com/catalyst-control-center-and-ccc-exe-4150736

 

Xbox Live will soon connect players on Android, iOS and Switch

Microsoft is preparing a toolkit that expands Xbox Live to a wider audience.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/03/xbox-live-cross-platform-android-ios-switch/?yptr=yahoo

 

11 Internet Annoyances You Can Get Rid of Immediately

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/internet-annoyances/

 

Numpad

This application is a virtual keypad that you can easily launch with the help of a keyboard shortcut and allows you to insert numeric characters using your mouse

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

 

Fantastic video-streaming services that are not named Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu

Everyone knows the big online services. TechHive’s resident film critic recommends checking out these lesser-known entertainment sources, some of which are absolutely free.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3336193/streaming-services/alternative-video-streaming-services-to-netflix-amazon-hulu.html?utm_date=20190204012957

 

[COMING SOON] Digital Driver Licenses

https://askbobrankin.com/coming_soon_digital_driver_licenses.html

 

Facebook Isn’t Destroying Instagram and WhatsApp Just Yet

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/social/198688/facebook-isnt-destroying-instagram-and-whatsapp-just-yet?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ZgmGsswiOcYHGHzFEXWWFyDewlzqw-ipqgvMN400591-5SdKDdLuQZtGp0aqzaf1SxqZYqMrblF8f3fxicb2zeUkWhA&_hsmi=69487586

 

‘Flexgate’ might be Apple’s next MacBook Pro problem

Weird flex may not be okay

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/1/22/18193120/apple-macbook-pro-lighting-screen-flexgate

 

Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/amazon-shareholders-want-the-company-to-stop-selling-facial-recognition-to-law-enforcement/

 

How I Used Technology to Get in the Best Shape of My Life and Save My Son

https://www.howtogeek.com/394681/how-i-used-technology-to-get-in-the-best-shape-of-my-life-and-save-my-son/https://www.howtogeek.com/394681/how-i-used-technology-to-get-in-the-best-shape-of-my-life-and-save-my-son/

 

5 ways to repurpose an old Android tablet

https://www.komando.com/tips/529843/5-ways-to-use-your-old-android-tablet

 

How to Turn Off Motion Smoothing on Your TV

If you're experiencing the soap opera effect on your TV, or if your picture simply doesn't seem to look natural, here's how to disable motion smoothing.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/365402/how-to-turn-off-motion-smoothing-on-your-tv

 

6 Photo Editors that Use Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Your Images

https://www.maketecheasier.com/photo-editors-use-artificial-intelligence/

 

IoT credential compromise attacks open your devices up to spying

Security updates for the lifespan of a given device are critical to protecting your connected device against hackers, according to a Barracuda report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/iot-credential-compromise-attacks-open-your-devices-up-to-spying/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Lowe’s will shut down its Iris by Lowe’s smart home platform on March 31

Consumers who purchased Iris by Lowe’s components that can’t be used with other systems can file for compensation.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337249/hubs-controllers/lowes-will-shut-down-its-iris-by-lowes-smart-home-platform.html

 

Large, 4K OLED laptop displays from Samsung are on the way

Samsung plans to start mass production of 15-inch 4K OLED display panels next month.

https://www.windowscentral.com/large-4k-oled-laptop-displays-samsung-are-way

 

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

 

Google pulls 29 photo apps that stole pictures and promoted scams

Some of them had been downloaded millions of times.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/02/google-pulls-29-malicious-photo-apps/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google Makes It Easier to Resume Previous Searches

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-resume-previous-searches/

 

Auslogics Windows Slimmer

A maintenance tool for Windows, allowing you to uninstall applications and get rid of unnecessary data, including old Windows versions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Auslogics-Windows-Slimmer.shtml

 

Plex DVR and Channels: The case for using both

Mixing and matching over-the-air apps for better results.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3337243/home-theater/plex-dvr-and-channels-the-case-for-using-both.html?utm_date=20190204020148

 

Are Deep Fakes Getting Too Real?

https://askbobrankin.com/are_deep_fakes_getting_too_real.html

 

iOS 13 to Introduce New Dark Mode, Improved iPad Home Screen

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/198680/ios-13-to-introduce-new-dark-mode-improved-ipad-home-screen?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8ZgmGsswiOcYHGHzFEXWWFyDewlzqw-ipqgvMN400591-5SdKDdLuQZtGp0aqzaf1SxqZYqMrblF8f3fxicb2zeUkWhA&_hsmi=69487586

 

China confirms scientist genetically engineered babies — and more are on the way

The scientist, He Jiankui, is likely to face criminal charges

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/22/18192961/crispr-genetic-engineering-baby-ethics-scientist-china-investigation-he-jiankui

 

These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/federal-https-domains-expire-government-shutdown/

 

How to Make a FaceTime Call on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/394366/how-to-make-a-facetime-call-on-iphone-ipad-or-mac/

 

Warning! Delete these fake apps from your phone now

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/531691/warning-fake-apps-you-need-to-delete-from-your-phone-now

 

Feds Take Down 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites

Federal investigators claim the 15 DDoS-for-hire websites seized on Thursday were used to disrupt access to online platforms from financial institutions, universities, governments and gaming firms.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365609/feds-take-down-15-ddos-for-hire-websites

 

Looking for a Mac Dock Replacement? Try uBar 4 Toolbar for Mac for Just $15

https://www.maketecheasier.com/ubar-4-toolbar-mac/

 

How to use Excel's find feature to highlight or delete matching values

Excel's Find feature offers more than just finding values if you know the right steps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/use-excels-find-feature-to-highlight-or-delete-matching-values/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft to end IE10 support years early, tells enterprises to upgrade to IE11

Companies that still use Internet Explorer 10 have until next January before Microsoft cuts support for the browser. That end of support comes more than three years sooner than had been expected.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3337528/web-browsers/microsoft-to-end-ie10-support-years-early-tells-enterprises-to-upgrade-to-ie11.html

 

Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows

Your prayers have been answered.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-do-preview-adds-file-attachments-ios-android-and-windows

 

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

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903 IMPROVES INSTALL PROCESS TO AVOID ERRORS

Windows 10 April 2019 Update will make it easier to overcome errors and other problems during the upgrade process.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-install-avoid-errors/

 

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/

 

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 prices just leaked, and they’re even better than we thought

https://bgr.com/2019/02/01/galaxy-s10-plus-vs-galaxy-s10e-price-tiers-leak-again-for-europe/

 

Brinno Empower TLC2000 review: This time-lapse security camera meets a niche need

The Empower can capture hours of video clips and instantly turn them into narrative videos.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3336258/security-cameras/brinno-empower-tlc2000-review.html?utm_date=20190204020206

 

[Software Update] Google Chrome 72 Stable Version Available for Download

https://www.askvg.com/download-google-chrome-latest-version/

 

How to Enable or Disable Windows Defender Exploit Protection Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/105533-enable-disable-windows-defender-exploit-protection-settings.html

 

Android Q might give carriers stricter ways to lock phones

Carriers might be able to blacklist specific carriers on Q

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/22/18192872/android-q-phone-lock-carriers

 

Google is buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech for $40 million

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/google-is-buying-fossils-smartwatch-tech-for-40-million/

 

Fix: What to Do If Spotify Keeps Pausing On You

https://www.howtogeek.com/395187/fix-what-to-do-if-spotify-keeps-pausing-on-you/

 

How to fix Google Play Store problems

https://www.komando.com/tips/529612/how-to-fix-google-play-store-problems

 

LG's New Laser Projector Only Requires 2-Inch Wall Clearance

Sitting the second-generation CineBeam Laser 4K project two inches away from a wall allows for a 90-inch display to be projected. However, increasing the wall distance to seven inches allows the screen size to grow to 120-inches. Expect to see it on display at CES 2019.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365616/lgs-new-laser-projector-only-requires-2-inch-wall-clearance

 

AirPods Alternatives: 6 of the Best Wireless Earphones You Should Get

https://www.maketecheasier.com/airpods-alternatives-best-true-wireless-earphones/

 

How to reset local user passwords from the macOS recovery partition

Mac admins or users savvy around Terminal can easily reset a password and have the affected account back to work within minutes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-reset-local-user-passwords-from-the-macos-recovery-partition/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting

What's scary is that nothing in the Surface lineup is intrinsically part of the Microsoft enterprise ecosystem, unlike the web of cloud-driven apps and services in Microsoft's quiver.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336146/computers/microsofts-surface-sales-soar-to-nearly-2-billion-though-chip-shortages-are-hurting.html

 

The Arlo Pro 2's 3-camera home security kit has matched its lowest price

All the home securities.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-arlo-pro-2s-3-camera-home-security-kit-has-matched-its-lowest-price

 

13 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Computer

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

 

How to check drive read and write performance speeds on Windows 10

Is the drive on your computer performing optimally? Here’s how you can check on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-drive-read-write-performance-speeds-windows-10/

 

3 Ways to Power a Raspberry Pi for Portable Projects

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pi-go-x-ways-powering-raspberry-pi-portable-projects/

 

Vizio’s $79 sound bar is better than models that cost twice as much

https://bgr.com/2019/02/03/vizio-soundbar-sale-compact-model-discounted/

 

SimCam review: This home security camera gets an assist from onboard artificial intelligence

We've seen cameras with AI before, but the intelligence is usually in the cloud and requires a subscription.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3336018/security-cameras/simcam-review.html?utm_date=20190204020244

 

Download Mozilla Firefox Offline Windows Installer (MSI)

https://www.askvg.com/download-mozilla-firefox-offline-windows-installer-msi/

 

Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25024-microsoft-garage-mouse-without-borders.html

 

Target is adding Apple Pay and Google Pay to all US stores

Taco Bell, too

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/22/18192802/apple-pay-target-iphone-watch

 

OrCam’s MyMe uses facial recognition to remember everyone you meet

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/17/orcams-myme-uses-facial-recognition-to-remember-everyone-you-meet/

 

Everything Online Is Getting Bigger Except Your ISP’s Data Cap

https://www.howtogeek.com/395940/everything-online-is-getting-bigger-except-your-isps-data-cap/

 

How to use new tech to track your dog or cat

https://www.komando.com/tips/530242/how-to-use-new-tech-to-track-your-dog-or-cat

 

Chinese Hackers Charged for Stealing Huge Troves of US Data

The hacking group targeted federal agencies like NASA, the Department of Energy, and the US Navy, as well as more than 45 technology companies in at least a dozen US states.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365596/chinese-hackers-charged-for-stealing-huge-troves-of-us-data

 

How to Use iPhone’s Accessibility Features in iOS 12

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-iphones-accessibility-features/

 

How to secure your Nest camera from hackers

Set up two-step authentication to prevent hackers accessing your account.

https://www.techhive.com/video/93347/how-to-secure-your-nest-camera-from-hackers?utm_date=20190204020306

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