Home Page

About Us | Become a Member | Calendar | What's New In CCS | Members Only | Tips | Facebook | Site Map

 Tips/Links---------

Home Page | News-TipsI | Links


Previous News & Tips Weekly Page - 02/10/19 - 02/16/19 Next


Weekly News & Tips Index

NOTICE:If you go to a page via a link and it can't find it, try copying the article heading and doing a search on the article web site.  Sometimes they move articles after I post them which changes the link address.

  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 02/16/2019 1540
Fri 02/15/2019 1539
Thur 02/14/2019 1538
Wed 02/13/2019 1537
Tue 02/12/2019 1536
Mon 02/11/2019 1535
Sun 02/10/2019 1534

Sat 1540 02/16/2019

[Excel Fix] Worksheet Scrolls, Can’t Move Between Cells Using Arrow Keys

https://www.askvg.com/excel-fix-worksheet-scrolls-cant-move-between-cells-using-arrow-keys/

 

How on Earth is Amazon’s $70 discount on Sony’s WH1000XM3 noise cancelling headphones back already?

https://bgr.com/2019/02/18/sony-bluetooth-noise-cancelling-headphones-70-off-refurbs/

 

Why customers make 108% more purchases in apps than on websites

Mobile commerce transactions are predicted to surpass e-commerce transactions this year worldwide, according to a Button report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-customers-make-108-more-purchases-in-apps-than-on-websites/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Huawei Crackdown Exposes Europe as Laggard in Global 5G Race

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/huawei-crackdown-exposes-europe-laggard-000001591.html

 

Fixing Time Machine Errors - The Backup Volume is Read Only

How to fix a Time Machine backup that failed with a 'read only' error

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-time-machine-errors-2259975

 

Get started with Tint2, an open source taskbar for Linux

Tint2, the 14th in our series on open source tools that will make you more productive in 2019, offers a consistent user experience with any window manager.

https://opensource.com/article/19/1/productivity-tool-tint2?sc_cid=701f2000000RRDkAAO

 

How to Listen to Free Music Online Without Downloading

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/listen-music-listen-free-music-online/

 

Top Apple analyst Kuo outlines the new products he thinks Apple will launch this year

  - TF Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo listed all of the products he thinks Apple will launch in 2019.

  - Kuo said to expect an all new MacBook Pro, a new 10.2-inch iPad, two iPad Pros, new AirPods and more.

  - Kuo is known for accurately predicting Apple product launches.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/18/apple-2019-product-launches-according-to-ming-chi-kuo.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Take Screenshots and Record Your Screen in macOS Mojave

https://www.howtogeek.com/392581/how-to-take-screenshots-and-record-your-screen-in-macos-mojave/

 

What to do if you're still running Windows 7

The legacy OS has an end date of 14 Jan 2020, so it's time to move on

https://www.itpro.co.uk/microsoft-windows/32066/what-to-do-if-youre-still-running-windows-7?_mout=1

 

Windows 10 Now Runs on the Raspberry Pi

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285792-windows-10-now-runs-on-the-raspberry-pi

 

Google expands Instant Tethering connection to 15 Chromebooks and 30 Android phone models

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/google-expands-instant-tethering-connection-to-15-chromebooks-and-30-android-phone-models/

 

TeamSpeak Now Available To Install On Linux From Flathub

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/01/teamspeak-now-available-to-install-on.html

 

Amazon is reportedly using drivers' tips for their base pay

An 'LA Times' report is accusing the e-commerce giant of stealing drivers' tips.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/amazon-flex-tips-base-pay/

 

Why you need to buy smart bulbs now

https://www.komando.com/tips/535984/why-you-need-to-buy-smart-bulbs-now

 

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

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365834/whirlpools-smart-oven-knows-how-to-cook-your-food-to-perfec?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Yet more evidence points to Apple developing a foldable iPhone

https://bgr.com/2019/02/15/foldable-iphone-vs-galaxy-f-apple-is-studying-devices-that-can-fold/

 

How virtualisation is changing Windows application security

Sandboxes, minimal processes, Hyper-V containers, Device Guard: virtualisation delivers a lot more than VMs in modern Windows.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-virtualisation-is-changing-windows-application-security/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Does Apple Have Something Big Planned for March?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-apple-something-big-planned-190600419.html

 

Mac Virus FAQs: Do You Really Need Antivirus Software?

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-virus-faqs-153173

 

Tips and tricks for using CUPS for printing with Linux

One of Apple's most important contributions to GNU/Linux was adopting CUPS in Mac OS X.

https://opensource.com/article/19/1/cups-printing-linux?sc_cid=701f2000000RRDkAAO

 

How to Clear Cache on Android (And Why You Should)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/clear-cache-android/

 

Here's why Apple is cutting iPhone prices in China

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/18/heres-why-apple-is-cutting-iphone-prices-in-china.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Zoom In and Out on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/396817/how-to-zoom-in-and-out-on-a-chromebook/

 

One more step

Please complete the security check to access haveibeenpwned.com

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

SpaceX Seeks FCC Approval for 1 Million Earth-Based Satellite Uplinks

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/285692-spacex-seeks-fcc-approval-for-1-million-earth-based-satellite-uplinks

 

Acer Chromebase 24v2 and 24vi debut for Hangouts, kiosks or business workstations

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/acer-chromebase-24v2-and-24vi-debut-for-hangouts-kiosks-or-business-workstations/

 

Free Video Cutter LosslessCut Adds Multiple Cut Points, Video Merging Feature

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/01/free-video-cutter-losslesscut-adds.html

 

Apple is cracking down on apps that secretly record your screen

Cupertino warns developers to remove the screen-recording code or risk getting their apps removed.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/apple-crack-down-apps-record-screen/

 

10 DIY ways to fix your crappy home Wi-Fi

https://www.komando.com/tips/538831/the-complete-guide-to-fixing-your-lousy-wi-fi

 

This Windows 10 Workstation Will Cost You $5,000

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365829/this-windows-10-workstation-will-cost-you-5-000?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Leak reveals another exciting new foldable Android phone you can’t buy

https://bgr.com/2019/02/15/galaxy-f-vs-iqoo-foldable-phone-from-vivo-sub-brand-leaks/

 

How to create next-level smartphone photography with lens attachments

Adding a lens attachment opens up a new world of smartphone photography for beginners and seasoned content creators.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-next-level-smartphone-photography-with-lens-attachments/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

LG says it's 'too early' for foldable phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lg-says-too-early-foldable-222233863.html

 

How to Restore the Firmware on Your Intel-Based Mac With a CD

Return your Mac to a known good state

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-firmware-restoration-2259978

 

Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/15/apple-buys-pullstring-toytalk/?yptr=yahoo

 

Which Mac File System Is Best for an External Drive?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-file-system-external-drive/

 

New LibreOffice Version Offers Fresh Take

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85495.html?rss=1

 

How Does “Water Cooling” Work in a Phone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/365535/how-does-water-cooling-work-in-a-phone/

 

Customize your desktop - Chromebook

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/3113576?hl=en&ref_topic=3406191

 

Most Website Terms of Service Are Functionally Incomprehensible to Americans

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/285823-most-website-terms-of-service-are-functionally-incomprehensible-to-americans

 

How to use a non-Pixel Android phone for Instant Tethering on a Chromebook

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-use-a-non-pixel-android-phone-for-instant-tethering-on-a-chromebook-wifi-hotspot/

 

Flathub Adds WPS Office For Easy Linux Installation And Update

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/01/flathub-adds-wps-office-for-easy-linux.html

 

Woody Allen sues Amazon for backing out of film deals

Allen is seeking $68 million after Amazon shelved one of his movies.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/woody-allen-sues-amazon-for-68-million-dollars/

 

5 streaming TV devices compared

https://www.komando.com/columns/537412/5-streaming-tv-devices-compared

 

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

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365772/hands-on-barely-lenovo-s-impossibly-thin-yoga-s940?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Apple Watch Series 3 models start at just $229 in this big Amazon sale

https://bgr.com/2019/02/15/apple-watch-series-3-sale-on-amazon-38-and-42/

 

What can Apple do to make lightning strike again for a product?

Apple's new hardware has become largely more iterative than transformative, with sales shrinking each year. Oblong CEO John Underkoffler talks about how the company can spark innovation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-can-apple-do-to-make-lightning-strike-again-for-a-product/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Thursday Apple Rumors: A Possible AirPods 2 Launch Date Leaks

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/thursday-apple-rumors-possible-airpods-174908692.html

 

How Much Free Drive Space Do You Need on Your Mac?

https://www.lifewire.com/how-much-free-drive-space-needed-2260187

 

Stop saying, ‘We take your privacy and security seriously’

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/17/we-take-your-privacy-and-security-seriously/?yptr=yahoo

 

The 8 Best Private Browsers for Phones and Tablets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-private-browsers-phones/

 

Free Personal Finance Apps You Can Take to the Bank

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85693.html?rss=1

 

How to Remove or Install a SIM Card on an iPhone

https://www.howtogeek.com/395346/how-to-remove-or-install-a-sim-card-on-an-iphone/

 

Multitask with windows & tabs - Chromebook

You can finish tasks faster by reorganizing and moving your windows and tabs.

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177891?hl=en&ref_topic=3406191

 

How to Get a Satellite View of Any Location Using Google Earth

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/get-satellite-view-any-location-using-google-earth/

 

Chrome OS may add extra security to view passwords saved in a Google account

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chrome-os-may-add-extra-security-to-view-passwords-saved-in-a-google-account/

 

Ubuntu Users Can Now Keep PPAs And Third Party Repositories Enabled When Upgrading To A Newer Ubuntu Version

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/01/ubuntu-users-can-now-keep-ppas-and.html

 

Apple releases fix for the Group FaceTime bug

It turned off the feature until it could remedy the problem with an iOS update.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/apple-group-facetime-bug-fix-released/

 

Free tool gets rid of ads, viruses and malware

https://www.komando.com/downloads/431506/free-tool-gets-rid-of-ads-viruses-and-malware

 

Americans Increasingly Using Ride-Hailing Apps

Thirty-six percent of US adults polled by the Pew Research Center in the fall of 2018 said they have used a ride-hailing service at least once, up from just 15 percent who said the same in late 2015. If you live in a rural area, though, you probably haven't ever used Uber or Lyft.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365843/americans-increasingly-using-ride-hailing-apps?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

The iPhone 6 Plus is still better than half the phones out there, and today it’s under $200 unlocked

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/iphone-6-plus-sale-on-amazon-unlocked/

Back to Top

Fri 1539 02/15/2019

Patch your Android now against critical .PNG image bug

FLAW COULD BE EXPLOITED BY MALICIOUS ATTACKERS.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/patch-your-android-now-against-critical-png-image-bug/

 

Survey Suggests Trouble Ahead for AT&T's Streaming TV Services

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/survey-suggests-trouble-ahead-t-141500230.html

 

How to Save Phone Battery While You Travel

https://www.maketecheasier.com/save-phone-battery-while-travel/

 

How to Fix OS X Bluetooth Wireless Problems

Get a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, or other peripheral working again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-os-x-bluetooth-wireless-problems-2259967

 

Stream Videos, Music And Pictures From Gnome To Chromecast With Cast To TV Extension (v6 And v7 Released)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/stream-videos-music-and-pictures-from.html

 

How to use tab management with the Vivaldi browser

Find out what you can do with tabs in Vivaldi, an up-and-coming web browser.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-tab-management-with-the-vivaldi-browser/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Adobe Reportedly Considering Manufacturing Own Processors

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285395-adobe-reportedly-considering-manufacturing-own-processors

 

Dropbox To End Sync Support For All Filesystems Except Ext4 on Linux

https://itsfoss.com/dropbox-linux-ext4-only/

 

Sideloading Android apps on Chromebooks (very) tentatively planned for Chrome OS 74 or 75

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/sideloading-android-apps-on-chromebooks-very-tentatively-planned-for-chrome-os-74-or-75/

 

How to Schedule File Backups to Google Drive on Ubuntu

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/backup-files-to-google-drive-on-ubuntu

 

Microsoft Urges Customers Not to Buy Office 2019

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/199114/microsoft-urges-customers-not-to-buy-office-2019?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NlJdPbfLJCJ27s9kSkSZpQ0rounj3k_Do5aZwnigDAP5jmMia0g94SOW3DNKZdBV-pso62TG8OWDpIibYWYsvvY_9DA&_hsmi=69695015

 

18 Chromebook keyboard shortcuts every student should know

From Google Drive to Chrome to Files, these are keyboard shortcuts that can be useful when doing just about anything on a Chromebook.

https://www.androidcentral.com/chromebook-keyboard-shortcuts-every-student-should-know

 

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Free VPNs

https://www.howtogeek.com/396747/why-you-shouldnt-trust-free-vpns/

 

How to Pay Taxes on eBay and Craigslist Sales

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/need-pay-taxes-ebay-craigslist-sales/

 

Don't miss my podcasts - here are 5 best apps to listen to podcasts

https://www.komando.com/tips/535519/dont-miss-my-podcasts-here-are-the-best-apps-to-listen-to-them

 

IK Multimedia’s Uno synth packs big sound on a small budget

A $200 portable synth that doesn’t disappoint.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/ik-multimedia-uno-synth-review/

 

Report claims Apple’s first new iPhones of 2019 will be released this month

https://bgr.com/2019/02/15/iphone-xs-max-case-color-product-red-release-date-soon/

 

5G vs. 5G E vs. 5GHz: What's the Difference?

These three similarly named technologies are not the same. 5G is a new cellular standard, 5GHz Wi-Fi is an established home networking system, and "5G E" is just AT&T marketing for its 4G network.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article/365754/5g-vs-5g-e-vs-5ghz-whats-the-difference?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Does The iOS 12.1.4 Update Boost The Battery Life Of iPhones?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/does-ios-12-1-4-141550700.html

 

Why Are So Many Browsers Based on Chromium?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/why-so-many-chromium-based-browsers/

 

Resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) on Your Mac

When your Mac misbehaves, reset the SMC

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-smc-system-management-controller-on-mac-2260840

 

Prevent Eye Strain While Working On Your Linux Desktop With Safe Eyes

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/prevent-eye-strain-while-working-on.html

 

How to disable sound with the Chrome mobile app

The mobile edition of Chrome allows you to disable sound on a site-by-site basis, saving you from a potentially embarrassing situation.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-disable-sound-with-the-chrome-mobile-app/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Google Finds Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in iOS

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/285505-google-finds-two-zero-day-vulnerabilities-in-ios

 

4 Ways You Can Make Xfce Look Modern and Beautiful

Brief: Xfce is a great lightweight desktop environment with one drawback. It looks sort of old. But you don’t have to stick with the default looks. Let’s see various ways you can customize Xfce to give it a modern and beautiful look.

https://itsfoss.com/customize-xfce/

 

Stable version Chrome OS 72 arrives: Here’s what you need to know

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/stable-version-chrome-os-72-what-you-need-to-know/

 

A Forbes Writer Spent 2 Weeks Using Ubuntu, This is What He Thought…

Guy ditches Windows for Ubuntu – and you WILL believe what happens next!

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/ubuntu-review-forbes-dell-xps-13

 

Gmail Now Uses TensorFlow to Detect 100 Million More Spam Emails

https://www.thurrott.com/google/199119/gmail-now-uses-tensorflow-to-detect-100-million-more-spam-emails?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NlJdPbfLJCJ27s9kSkSZpQ0rounj3k_Do5aZwnigDAP5jmMia0g94SOW3DNKZdBV-pso62TG8OWDpIibYWYsvvY_9DA&_hsmi=69695015

 

What makes a Chromebook so secure?

Chromebooks were designed with security in mind — so what does that mean?

https://www.androidcentral.com/what-makes-chromebook-so-secure

 

How to Instantly Improve Your Chromebook’s Bluetooth Performance

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-instantly-improve-your-chromebooks-bluetooth-performance/

 

5 Sites to Download Free and Copyright-Free Music for YouTube Videos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-copyright-free-music-youtube-videos/

 

3 DIY apps to diagnose and treat Android phone problems

https://www.komando.com/tips/535921/3-diy-apps-to-diagnose-and-treat-android-phone-problems

 

Electric scooters were to blame for at least 1,500 US injuries last year

There might be a lot more than that, since most hospitals don't track scooter-related injuries yet.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/e-scooters-injuries-study/

 

Leak suggests Samsung’s foldable phone could launch at the Galaxy S10 event next week

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/galaxy-f-release-date-foldable-phone-to-launch-at-galaxy-s10-event/

 

The Best VPN Services for 2019

A VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the smartest ways to protect your online privacy and maintain your data security. We've tested scores of them, and these are the best VPN services for Windows.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/296955/the-best-vpn-services?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads

https://news.yahoo.com/stop-smartphone-tracking-every-move-110002453.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

Robotic Process Automation vs. Artificial Intelligence: What’s the Difference?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/robotic-process-automation-vs-artificial-intelligence/

 

How to Reset a Mac's Administrator Account Password

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-mac-administrator-accounts-password-2259977

 

Free Linux Video Editor Flowblade 2.0 Released With Configurable Timeline Editing Workflow, New Tools

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/free-linux-video-editor-flowblade-20.html

 

10 apps that make Chromebooks feel like a real desktop

Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign to some. Here are some apps to make it feel like home for desktop users.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-apps-that-make-chromebooks-feel-like-a-real-desktop/?tag=nl.e099&s_cid=e099&ttag=e099&ftag=TREd8c0fa8

 

Trump May Sign Executive Order to Ban Huawei, ZTE Telecom Equipment

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/285515-trump-executive-order-banning-huawei-zte-telecom

 

7 Best Chromebook Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of it!

https://blogs.systweak.com/2018/07/7-best-tips-and-tricks-to-make-the-most-of-it/

 

Chromebooks built on Sarien / Arcada boards could pack integrated LTE

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/lte-chromebook-sarien-arcada/

 

Spammers Expose Their Entire Operation Through Bad Backups

https://antivirusrankings.com/spammers-expose-their-entire-operation-through-bad-backups

 

OneNote Is Getting a Native Dark Mode

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/199127/onenote-is-getting-a-native-dark-mode?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NlJdPbfLJCJ27s9kSkSZpQ0rounj3k_Do5aZwnigDAP5jmMia0g94SOW3DNKZdBV-pso62TG8OWDpIibYWYsvvY_9DA&_hsmi=69695015

 

Protect accounts that have unsafe passwords - Google Account Help

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/9231944?p=password-checkup&visit_id=636854487686418657-532059345&rd=1

 

Google Assistant’s New Features Make Home Hub Even Better

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/google-assistants-new-features-make-home-hub-even-better/

 

How to Convert VHS Tapes to DVD and Digital Files

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/convert-vhs-to-dvd/

 

Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings

https://www.komando.com/tips/532264/stop-your-phone-from-being-tracked-with-these-settings

 

Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech

It's urging lawmakers to consult its new guidelines on how to responsibly use the tech.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/amazon-microsoft-facial-recognition-laws/

 

This $65 case turns any iPad into an iOS-powered laptop with a backlit keyboard

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/ipad-keyboard-case-on-amazon-with-backlit-keyboard/

 

Hands On: HP's Chromebook x360 14 G1, a Slick 2-in-1

Premium Chromebooks are ascendant, with devices like HP's Chromebook x360 14 G1 leading the way. It transforms into a tablet and can pack a powerful Intel Core i7 CPU.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365685/hands-on-hp-s-chromebook-x360-14-g1-a-slick-2-in-1?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

https://news.yahoo.com/software-pirates-apple-tech-put-hacked-apps-iphones-030424213--finance.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

DD-WRT vs. Tomato vs. OpenWrt: Which Router Firmware Is the Best?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dd-wrt-vs-tomato-vs-openwrt-router-firmware/

 

Can't Log in to Your Mac? Create a New Admin Account

Can't Access Any of Your User Accounts? You Can Still Create a New Admin Account

https://www.lifewire.com/create-new-admin-account-for-login-issues-225997

 

Lutris 0.5.0 Includes Revamped UI, GOG Support, Built-in Game Database Search And Installation

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/lutris-050-includes-revamped-ui-gog.html

 

Powerful Raspberry Pi rival is same price but has 2x memory, USB 3.0 and 4K support

The Pine H64 Model B is an upgrade to last year's offering, with the main improvement being support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/powerful-raspberry-pi-rival-is-same-price-but-has-2x-memory-usb-3-0-and-4k-support/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Brava Review: It’s a Better Oven, If You Have the Budget

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/285062-brava-oven-review

 

How To Speed Up Chromebook

https://blogs.systweak.com/2018/07/how-to-speed-up-chromebook/

 

VPN TUN support coming soon to Linux on Chromebooks with Crostini

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/vpn-tun-support-linux-on-chromebooks-project-crostini/

 

China hacked Norway's Visma to steal client secrets - investigators

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-cyber-norway-visma/china-hacked-norways-visma-to-steal-client-secrets-investigators-idUKKCN1PV14R

 

Skype Now Lets You Blur the Background in Your Video Calls

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/199158/skype-now-lets-you-blur-the-background-in-your-video-calls?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9NlJdPbfLJCJ27s9kSkSZpQ0rounj3k_Do5aZwnigDAP5jmMia0g94SOW3DNKZdBV-pso62TG8OWDpIibYWYsvvY_9DA&_hsmi=69695015

 

Find & organize apps - Chromebook Help

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6206362?hl=en&ref_topic=3406191

 

How to Make Letters Curve in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/396435/how-to-make-letters-curve-in-word/

 

How to Connect Your Cell Phone to PC Using Bluetooth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-connect-your-cell-phone-to-your-pc-through-bluetooth/

 

Get a better keyboard for your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/535504/get-a-better-keyboard-for-your-android-phone

 

DOJ busts gang for allegedly selling fake cars on eBay

Romanian fraudsters posed as members of the military needing to sell their car before deployment.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/doj-ebay-fraud-indictment/

 

OMG: The best-selling wireless headphones on Amazon just dropped to a new all-time low of $27

https://bgr.com/2019/02/13/best-selling-wireless-headphones-on-amazon-drop-to-new-low-price/

 

Intel's Project Lakefield Is a Really, Really Tiny PC Motherboard

Intel also showed off new 5G devices and announced more 9th-generation Core processors, but didn't offer concrete updates on its move to a 10-nanometer production process for PCs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365824/intels-project-lakefield-is-a-really-really-tiny-pc-mother?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=7

 

Google's New Tool Tells You if Your Password Has Been Hacked

https://news.yahoo.com/google-apos-tool-tells-password-222607668.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

CNC MACHINES

https://www.woodcraft.com/categories/cnc-machines

 

Here's an awesome iPhone trick that makes web pages much easier to read

  - Safari on Mac, iPhone and iPad lets you turn on Reader View to clean up stories and get rid of a bunch of ads.

  - It's really useful if you read a lot of news.

  - But there's a feature I never knew about: Automatic Reader View, which does this automatically. Just be aware it sometimes hides good content.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/how-to-use-iphone-automatic-reader-mode-to-browse-the-web-without-ads.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Back to Top

Thur 1538 02/14/2019

Apple is getting serious about augmented reality with new appointment

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/02/12/apple-augmented-reality-frank-casanova-aapl.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Ford F-150 engine tech stolen from MIT profs, lawsuit claims

Port- and direct-injection tech is in EcoBoost V6 and 5.0L V8 engines

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/12/ford-f-150-engine-tech-stolen-from-mit-professors-lawsuit/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000021&yptr=yahoo

 

Amazon and Google ask for non-stop data from smart home devices

Some gadget makers are pushing back.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/13/amazon-and-google-continuous-smart-home-data/?yptr=yahoo

 

New leak shows off the most expensive Galaxy S10 model

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/galaxy-s10-plus-specs-version-with-12gb-ram-and-1tb-of-storage-leaked/

 

Raspberry Pi supercomputers: From DIY clusters to 750-board monsters

The Pi clusters that push the $35 board to its limits.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-supercomputers-from-diy-clusters-to-750-board-monsters/#ftag=RSS56d97e7

 

The 8 Best Private Browsers for Phones and Tablets

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-private-browsers-phones/

 

What to Do When Your Hard Drive Is Making Noise

Clicking, grinding, and squealing sounds could mean a dying hard drive

https://www.lifewire.com/what-to-do-when-your-hard-drive-is-making-noise-2624891

 

How to Record Your Screen on a Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/record-screen-on-mac/

 

What happens when you enable or disable Firewall for Mac?

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

 

How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads

https://news.yahoo.com/stop-smartphone-tracking-every-move-110002453.html

 

12 Reasons Why To Use Gnome Desktop

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/12-reasons-why-to-use-gnome-desktop

 

How People Make Decisions

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/human-decision-making/

 

CHROMEBOOKS OFFICIALLY GETTING VIRTUAL DESKTOP WORKSPACES IN A FUTURE UPDATE

https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chromebooks-virtual-desktop-workspaces-officially-coming-future

 

What Exactly Happens When You Turn On Your Computer?

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

 

How the Epson EcoTank stacks up against traditional printers

https://www.komando.com/tips/465606/ecotank-vs-traditional-printers

 

6 Smart Speaker Features You're Probably Not Using

Not sure what your Amazon Echo and Google Home can do? Here are some hidden features and things you didn't know you could do with your smart speaker or display.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365529/6-smart-speaker-features-you-re-probably-not-using?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5

 

Porn and gambling apps are also abusing Apple's enterprise certificates

Developers used fake information to obtain certification.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/12/apple-enterprise-certificates-porn-gambling-apps/?yptr=yahoo

 

Verizon is releasing a new app next month to fight robocalls

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/verizon-robocall-blocker-call-filter-app/

 

How to manage your passwords effectively with KeePass

KeePass is a popular and free password management tool. Learn about the benefits and techniques to get the most of out of it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-manage-your-passwords-effectively-with-keepass/#ftag=RSS56d97e7

 

Hulu Is Getting Cheaper… for Some People

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hulu-getting-cheaper-some-people/

 

Mac Startup Disk Full? Try These Tips to Clear Space

Managed storage can help free up space

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-startup-disk-full-try-these-tips-to-clear-space-4171638

 

Tool That Can Mass-Hijack Google Chromecast Was Uploaded to Github

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hijack-google-chromecast-tool-github/

 

Fixing an external hard drive that’s not showing up on Mac

https://macpaw.com/how-to/access-external-hard-drive

 

The 15 most essential iPhone apps everyone should be using

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/15-most-essential-iphone-apps-131953813.html

 

Master The Linux Command Line

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/master-the-linux-command-line

 

iOS Performance Tricks To Make Your App Feel More Performant

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/ios-performance-tricks-apps/

 

MISSING YOUR “ADD TO SHELF” OPTION? HERE’S WHERE IT WENT

https://chromeunboxed.com/news/missing-add-to-shelf-create-shortcut

 

How to Clean the Dust Out of Your Laptop

https://www.howtogeek.com/194479/how-to-clean-the-dust-out-of-your-laptop/

 

5 streaming TV devices compared

https://www.komando.com/columns/537412/5-streaming-tv-devices-compared

 

Smartphone Addiction Affects Teens and Parents Alike

Over half the teens surveyed by Pew Research Center said they spend too much time on smartphones; 36 percent of parents said the same. A whopping 72 percent of teens said they check messages as soon as they wake up.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365722/smartphone-addiction-affects-teens-and-parents-alike?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation opens its first physical store

The Raspberry Pi Store is located in Cambridge, England.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/raspberry-pi-store-opens-in-cambridge-england

 

Samsung just leaked even more details about its Galaxy S10 lineup

https://bgr.com/2019/02/13/samsung-galaxy-s10-leaks-names-revealed/

 

How to install Windows 10 in a VM on a Linux machine

Learn how to install Windows 10 on your Linux machine using the bundled license key on preassembled systems, and get tips on how to reduce the amount of system resources Windows uses.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-windows-10-in-a-vm-on-a-linux-machine/#ftag=RSS56d97e7

 

7 Reasons to Switch From Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/switch-chrome-firefox/

 

Fix Mac Mail Problems With These Troubleshooting Guides

Use Mail's Own Built-in Troubleshooting Tools

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-mac-mail-problems-2260929

 

How to Fix Google Play Services’ Battery Drain on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-google-play-services-battery-drain-android/

 

Got Chrome OS 72? Here’s how to download Android movies and music to an SD card

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chrome-os-72-how-to-download-android-movies-music-to-sd-card-on-chromebook/

 

Apple finally fixes App Store's ridiculously complicated unsubscribe process

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-finally-fixes-app-stores-212833241.html

 

Facebook may face a record-setting multi-billion-dollar fine from the FTC

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/14/facebook-ftc-fine/?yptr=yahoo

 

How To Downgrade Packages To A Specific Version With Apt In Debian, Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

This article explains how to downgrade a package to a specific version using apt, in Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint (from the command line).

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/how-to-downgrade-packages-to-specific.html

 

CHROME OS 70 BRINGS MASSIVE UI OVERHAUL FOR TABLETS: ANDROID PIE AND MATERIAL DESIGN EVERYWHERE [VIDEO]

https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chrome-os-70-brings-massive-ui-overhaul-for-tablets-android-pie-and-material-design-everywhere-video/

 

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/

 

Why are batteries the future?

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34826694/why-are-batteries-the-future

 

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=5

 

Microsoft begs you to stop using Internet Explorer

The company is encouraging businesses to move to a modern browser.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/microsoft-internet-explorer-technical-debt/

 

The best-selling Bluetooth earbuds on all of Amazon are still on sale for $19.99

https://bgr.com/2019/02/14/amazon-bluetooth-earbuds-running-best-wireless-headphones/

 

Looking for a new OS? Try these Debian Linux-based systems

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/looking-for-a-new-os-try-these-debian-linux-based-systems/

 

The Linux Commands Reference Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-commands-reference-pdf/

 

Using the Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Problems

https://www.lifewire.com/use-apple-hardware-test-over-internet-to-diagnose-problems-2259973

 

Chromebooks Will Soon Be Able to Dual-Boot with Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chromebooks-dual-boot-windows10/

 

Spruce up your Chromebook experience with these 14 new Chrome themes from Google

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/spruce-up-your-chromebook-experience-with-these-14-new-chrome-themes-from-google/

 

Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-plans-add-tens-thousands-212109122.html

 

Another wave of retail store closures coming. 'No light at the end of the tunnel'

  - Already, 2,187 store closures have been announced by retailers in 2019, according to Coresight Research.

  - That stems from names including: Gymboree, J.C. Penney, Charlotte Russe and Ann Taylor parent company Ascena Retail.

  - Analysts say the U.S. is still "over-stored."

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/another-wave-of-retail-store-closures-coming-no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

How To Remove Unused Flatpak Runtimes To Free Up Disk Space

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/how-to-remove-unused-flatpak-runtimes.html

 

HOW TO ENABLE ANDROID MESSAGES DARK MODE FOR CHROMEBOOKS

https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chromebooks-android-messages-web-dark-mode-theme

 

How to Make Your Mouse Pointer Easier to See in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/396305/how-to-make-your-mouse-pointer-easier-to-see-in-windows-10/

 

Check now to see if your webcam is being hacked

https://www.komando.com/tips/535534/check-now-to-see-if-your-webcam-is-being-hacked

 

This Smart Toilet Adds Alexa to Your Bathroom Routine

https://www.geek.com/tech/this-smart-toilet-adds-alexa-to-your-bathroom-routine-1768314/

 

Researchers say Twitter's not doing enough to combat abuse

Third-party apps connecting with the API to spread disinformation is a big problem.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/researchers-say-twitters-not-doing-enough-to-combat-abuse/

 

What to Do If I Find Bad Sectors on Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7?

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/bad-scetors-on-hard-drive.html

Back to Top

Wed 1537 02/13/2019

Cyberattackers Bait Financial Firms with Google Cloud Platform

A new wave of attacks abuses the Google Cloud Platform URL redirection in PDF decoys, sending users to a malicious link.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cyberattackers-bait-financial-firms-with-google-cloud-platform/d/d-id/1333729

 

Goldman warns that Apple is too dependent on Google for services revenue, and will need to roll out a 'Prime' bundle

  - Goldman Sachs estimates Google paid Apple nearly $9.5 billion in traffic acquisition costs (TAC) during calendar year 2018.

  - The fees will continue to make up a large portion of Apple's services revenue into 2019, the firm said, but will grow at slower rates.

  - Apple could need to make up the difference with a 'Prime' bundle.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/12/goldman-sachs-apple-dependent-on-google-for-services-revenue.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

 

Tuesday Apple Rumors: AirPods 2 May Not Come Out Until the Fall

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tuesday-apple-rumors-airpods-2-182821756.html

 

How to Safely Control Your Music While Navigating with Google Maps

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-music-google-maps-waze/

 

How to Fix Problems During the Windows Login Process

What to do when Windows freezes during or after login

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-stopping-freezing-and-reboot-issues-during-windows-login-2624447

 

The 100+ Best Websites on the Internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-websites-internet/

 

Android Security Bulletin Feb 2019: What you need to know

This month Android finds itself with a mixture of Critical and High vulnerabilities.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-security-bulletin-feb-2019-what-you-need-to-know/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

AMD Radeon VII Review: This Isn’t the 7nm GPU You’re Looking For

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285286-amd-radeon-vii-review-this-isnt-the-7nm-gpu-youre-looking-for

 

Easily Compress PDF Files In Linux With Densify

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/09/easily-compress-pdf-files-in-linux-with.html

 

Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spying-karma-exclusive/exclusive-uae-used-cyber-super-weapon-to-spy-on-iphones-of-foes-idINKCN1PO1AN

 

AVG Antivirus Free

Top-grade antivirus application with basic protection against all forms of malware, in addition to email, identity and web browsing safety

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVG-Free-Edition.shtml

 

Firefox Will Soon Start Automatically Muting Auto-Playing Audio and Video

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/198967/firefox-will-soon-start-automatically-muting-auto-playing-audio-and-video?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80POgH0IiyL54QuXXxDoyXQDIGFtDKhaU_D9tFmOh7S02ifH0Rsi-IGZvreXJDyxW_6q4D2BXb_ranOZE1a4gjaTMxPg&_hsmi=69654016

 

WorldWide Threat Assessments of the US Intelligence Community: CYBER

https://blog.knowbe4.com/worldwide-threat-assessments-of-the-us-intelligence-community-cyber

 

Common Chrome OS problems, and how to fix them

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/common-chrome-os-problems-and-how-to-fix-them/

 

Why It’s Dangerous to Share Your Birthday Online

https://www.howtogeek.com/402929/why-its-dangerous-to-share-your-birthday-online/

 

How to Use and Customize the Control Center on iOS

Whether on iPhone or iPad, iOS 11 or iOS 12, it works the same way. Here’s how to use and customize the Control Center on your iOS device.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/356932/how-to-use-and-customize-the-control-center-on-ios?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

Get a better keyboard for your Android phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/535504/get-a-better-keyboard-for-your-android-phone

 

Report: AirPods 2 with grip coating to cost $200

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-airpods-2-grip-coating-171735338.html

 

New Plans for USB-C Will Add Authentication System and Be More Secure

https://www.maketecheasier.com/usb-c-authentication-system-more-secure/

 

How to Test a Computer Monitor That Isn't Working

Nothing on the Screen? Here's How to Properly Test Your Computer's Monitor

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-test-a-computer-monitor-that-isnt-working-2624446

 

How to Listen to Free Music Online Without Downloading

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/listen-music-listen-free-music-online/

 

LibreOffice 6.2 brings new interfaces, performance improvements to the open source office suite

The leading open source office suite has released a major new version, bringing an optional modern user interface and better support for collaborative editing.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/libreoffice-6-2-brings-new-interfaces-performance-improvements-to-the-open-source-office-suite/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Modular AI Wheelchairs Can Watch for Obstacles, Incorporate Head Tracking

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/285347-modular-ai-wheelchairs-can-watch-for-obstacles-incorporate-head-tracking

 

Mounting Google Drive On Xfce Or MATE Desktops (Ubuntu, Linux Mint)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/07/mounting-google-drive-on-xfce-or-mate.html

 

Potential global cyber attack could cause $85 billion-$193 billion worth of damage: report

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-insurance/potential-global-cyber-attack-could-cause-85-billion-193-billion-worth-of-damage-report-idUSKCN1PN0K7

 

Gigabyte Easy Boost

Tweaking utility for GIGABYTE VGA Cards that upgrades or downgrades the firmware versions as you see fit with backup capabilities

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Video-Tweak/Gigabyte-Easy-Boost.shtml

 

Google Releases Password Checkup for Chrome

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/199037/google-releases-password-checkup-for-chrome?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-80POgH0IiyL54QuXXxDoyXQDIGFtDKhaU_D9tFmOh7S02ifH0Rsi-IGZvreXJDyxW_6q4D2BXb_ranOZE1a4gjaTMxPg&_hsmi=69654016

 

[Brilliant New Social Engineering Phish] "Please Docusign: Funding For Your Business"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/brilliant-new-social-engineering-phish-please-docusign-funding-for-your-business

 

How to reset a Chromebook

Your Chromebook catch a bug? A simple reset can solve the problem

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-reset-a-chromebook/

 

How to Enable (or Disable) and Use Touch Mode in Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/399495/how-to-enable-or-disable-and-use-touch-mode-in-word/

 

Technology We Regret Buying

Buyer's remorse is not limited to tech newbies; PCMag staffers have regrets, too. Here's a sampling of the worst tech purchases we've made over the years.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/301972/technology-we-regret-buying?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5

 

This gaming app can change the way you focus

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/538513/this-gaming-app-can-change-the-way-you-focus

 

Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian: sources

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-gm-talks-invest-electric-pickup-maker-rivian-220503165--finance.html

 

How to Hide “Accept Cookies” Messages from Websites

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-accept-cookies-messages-websites/

 

How to Fix Errors Seen During the Computer Startup Process

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-errors-seen-during-the-computer-startup-process-2624440

 

How to Clear Cache on Android (And Why You Should)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/clear-cache-android/

 

Windows Update problems: Fixed now but here's what went wrong, says Microsoft

Microsoft says Windows Update DNS outage is fixed and things should return to normal for all customers soon.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/indows-update-problems-fixed-now-but-heres-what-went-wrong-says-microsoft/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows Update Now Functional Again

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285218-microsoft-confirms-windows-update-now-functional-again

 

Agari Research: One in Five Advanced Email Attacks Sent from Compromised Accounts

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190131005226/en/Agari-Research-Advanced-Email-Attacks-Compromised-Accounts

 

You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 with BunsenLabs' Helium Desktop

If you plan on trying something new on your brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ tiny computer, developer Arne Exton announced today the availability of a new version of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX OS featuring the Helium Desktop from BunsenLabs Linux.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-run-ubuntu-18-04-on-raspberry-pi-3-with-bunsenlabs-helium-desktop-523168.shtml

 

Instant Tethering Comes to More Chromebooks, Android Handsets

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/198935/instant-tethering-comes-to-more-chromebooks-android-handsets?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--jzsiVp-UnCqQrSCixjmOiHrFHWSb6a_3US_OS9MHjGAoJbB4Z5XCOmVdObT6KI36emTGdPC2IYpfG0IMNfFwCuDl96w&_hsmi=69617280

 

Phishing campaign throws Shade ransomware at Russians

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing-campaign-throws-shade-ransomware-at-russians/

 

Twitter scammers jump in on real-time complaints to companies

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/01/28/twitter-scammers-jump-in-on-real-time-complaints-to-companies/

 

Security Researcher Refuses to Share Bug with Apple

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10500/security-researcher-refuses-share-bug-apple

 

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know

https://www.howtogeek.com/358552/switching-to-a-chromebook-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Hands On: Dell's Latitude 7400 2-in-1, a Sexy Business Slimline

Dell's new enterprise-focused convertible laptop is a looker rather than a staid business workhorse, and it boasts some nifty security features, too.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365694/hands-on-dell-s-latitude-7400-2-in-1-a-sexy-business-slimlin?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5

 

5 ways to fix an Android phone that won't charge

https://www.komando.com/tips/535180/5-ways-to-fix-an-android-phone-that-wont-charge

 

U.S. charges former top Apple lawyer with insider trading

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sec-accuses-former-apple-lawyer-insider-trading-165136342--finance.html

 

How to Download Fonts from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/download-fonts-from-microsoft-store/

 

My Windows 10 Update Fail

My run-in with the dark side of automatic updates.

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-update-fail-3506920

 

Which Mac File System Is Best for an External Drive?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-file-system-external-drive/

 

Chrome OS all-in-ones make a business comeback with new productivity, video chat capabilities

Acer's new Chromebase systems for the business and education markets provide the full Chrome OS experience in an iMac-like form factor.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/chrome-os-all-in-ones-make-a-business-comeback-with-new-productivity-video-chat-capabilities/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

The Worst CPUs Ever Made

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/274650-the-worst-cpus-ever-made

 

Salisbury police hit by ransomware attack

https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2019/01/23/salisbury-police-hit-ransomware-cyber-attack/2550120002/

 

GNOME Plans to Retire Application Menus from the GNOME 3.32 Desktop Environment

Once again, the GNOME Project wants to change the way its beloved GNOME desktop environment functions, and it has recently announced plans to retire the application menus from the next major release, GNOME 3.32.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/gnome-plans-to-retire-application-menus-from-the-gnome-3-32-desktop-environment-523167.shtml

 

Microsoft Authenticator Picks Up Security Notifications

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/198938/microsoft-authenticator-picks-up-security-notifications?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--jzsiVp-UnCqQrSCixjmOiHrFHWSb6a_3US_OS9MHjGAoJbB4Z5XCOmVdObT6KI36emTGdPC2IYpfG0IMNfFwCuDl96w&_hsmi=69617280

 

North Koria could accelerate commercial espionage to meet Kim's economic deadline

https://www.cyberscoop.com/north-korea-accelerate-commercial-espionage-meet-kims-economic-deadline/

 

Cops catch $15m crypto-crook

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/01/25/police-arrest-man-for-15m-iota-heist/

 

How to Fix: Disable 'Microsoft Recommends Installing this App' Request

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10498/how-fix-disable-microsoft-recommends-installing-app-request

 

How to Check When Your Windows 10 Build is Expiring

https://www.howtogeek.com/396873/how-to-check-when-your-windows-10-build-is-expiring/

 

Why Americans Can't See Apple's Weakness

iPhones still dominate in the US, but Apple is being battered globally by Chinese phone makers that weren't much of a threat three years ago.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365721/why-americans-cant-see-apples-weakness?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5

 

Download thousands of free songs legally

https://www.komando.com/downloads/564/legally-download-thousands-of-free-songs

 

Apple's iPhone Business Is Taking a Beating in China

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-iphone-business-taking-194600881.html

 

Samsung just leaked even more details about its Galaxy S10 lineup

https://bgr.com/2019/02/13/samsung-galaxy-s10-leaks-names-revealed/

 

In our Wi-Fi world, the internet still depends on undersea cables

https://gcn.com/Articles/2019/01/28/undersea-internet-cables.aspx?m=1&Page=2

 

Chrome OS Is Getting Virtual Desktops

https://www.thurrott.com/google/199488/chrome-os-is-getting-virtual-desktops

 

Here's how Amazon could use the Wi-Fi tech it just bought

  - Amazon announced it acquired Eero on Monday evening.

  - There are several reasons why it might have done this, from providing Wi-Fi throughout your home to gathering data.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/12/why-amazon-bought-eero.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Back to Top

Tue 1536 02/12/2019

This unsettling chart about Big Tech catches Edward Snowden’s attention

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-unsettling-chart-about-big-tech-catches-edward-snowdens-attention-2019-02-11?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

How to quickly make a Mac OS X bootable USB on Windows

https://pureinfotech.com/make-bootable-usb-mac-os-x-windows/

 

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Android smartphones are great, but notifications and certain settings can make things hard to keep up. Here are a few ways to optimize your device.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/354543/9-easy-ways-to-make-your-android-phone-less-annoying?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

Get Mojave’s Dynamic Wallpaper in Windows and Linux Right Now (While Mac Users Wait Until Fall)

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/get-mojaves-dynamic-wallpaper-in-windows-and-linux-right-now-while-mac-users-wait-until-fall/

 

Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

You can watch PBS without cable, but probably not live.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3338083/streaming-services/why-live-pbs-streaming-is-taking-so-long-and-how-to-deal-with-it.html?utm_date=20190213025741

 

What Is a Blue Light Filter and Which App Works Best?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-good-nights-sleep-filtering-phones-blue-light/

 

How to connect to VNC using SSH

If your network doesn't allow connections into the default VNC port 5901, you can tunnel it through SSH.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-connect-to-vnc-using-ssh/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Microsoft Brings Account Security Notifications to iPhone, Android

Authenticator app to get new security update

Microsoft Authenticator will receive another significant update that will provide users on Android and iPhone with notifications whenever security changes are made to their accounts.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-brings-account-security-notifications-to-iphone-android-524823.shtml

 

Is There a Real Alternative to Windows?

Only Windows is Windows. There are alternatives, but whether they're right for you depends on you.

https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxYu5RHhSpdfbL

 

How to Boost Your Mobile Photography Workflow

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285065-thinking-through-your-mobile-photography-workflow

 

Amazon Digs Deeper Into Smart Home With Its Latest Acquisition

https://www.thurrott.com/amazon/199393/amazon-digs-deeper-into-smart-home-with-its-latest-acquisition?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_BlHAUWFSl2KdIq5RS8txd90MEp4YhoAH-25KBy_VMFclD5cucfi-jU_w3v0qoUxu4vVTxbq3Q594GDNFA__tYBB7v2A&_hsmi=69826706

 

Twitter follow bots cut off from API, as accounts disabled for spreading misinformation from Iran and elsewhere

THREE APPS ACCUSED OF REPEATEDLY VIOLATED TWITTER'S API RULES.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/twitter-follow-bots-cut-off-from-api-as-accounts-disabled-for-spreading-misinformation-from-iran-and-elsewhere/

 

Fixing a Yellow Exclamation Point in Device Manager

Why does Device Manager show a yellow exclamation point?

https://www.lifewire.com/yellow-exclamation-point-in-device-manager-2626087

 

Key Apple supplier might’ve just leaked the iPhone 11’s most exciting new feature

https://bgr.com/2019/02/12/iphone-11-rumors-2019-specs-leak-confirms-best-feature/

 

How to Find Your iPhone or iPad with Siri

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-iphone-with-siri/

 

5 Fire Tablet tricks you will use again and again

https://www.komando.com/tips/534741/5-fire-tablet-tricks-you-will-use-again-and-again

 

Apple's Trying to Push iPhone Upgrades -- and That's OK!

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-apos-trying-push-iphone-230900464.html

 

Google Is Making Chromebooks More Secure With USBGuard

The new USBGuard feature just hit Google's bleeding edge Chrome Canary builds and blocks access to USB ports when a Chromebook is locked. It is possible to whitelist devices, though, and should reach Chromebooks early this year hopefully.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365674/google-is-making-chromebooks-more-secure-with-usbguard?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

Make Ubuntu Look Like macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/make-ubuntu-look-like-macos-mojaves-dark-mode/

 

Arlo Audio Doorbell review: A solid supplement to an Arlo security camera system

This is a useful and inexpensive add-on for Arlo owners, but others might want to consider a video doorbell, instead.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3329757/security-cameras/arlo-audio-doorbell-review.html?utm_date=20190213025828

 

5 Sites to Download Free and Copyright-Free Music for YouTube Videos

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-copyright-free-music-youtube-videos/

 

Apple's enterprise app war with Facebook, Google could aid Android in companies

The enterprise uses two suppliers in multiple tech areas, and Apple's recent battle with Facebook and Google to shut down internal apps may make the case for more Android internal apps.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-enterprise-app-war-with-facebook-google-could-aid-android-in-companies/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Black Menu for Google for Firefox

Instantly access the most widely-used Google services directly from your Firefox browser's toolbar with the help of this useful extension

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

 

The Journey to My New Computer: The First Thing I Do

How I resolved a classic chicken-and-egg dilemma: I have to turn the machine on to back it up, but I want to back it up prior to turning it on.

My new laptop is here, and I’m ready to start playing with it.

The first thing I’ll do probably won’t surprise you, but how I do it almost certainly will.

https://askleo.com/the-journey-to-my-new-computer-the-first-thing-i-do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxYu5RHhSpdfbL

 

New Star Trek-like ‘Replicator’ Prints 3D Objects With Light

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/285115-new-star-trek-like-replicator-prints-3d-objects-with-light

 

Apple Expected to Launch New iPad Mini in the First Half of 2019

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/199405/apple-expected-to-launch-new-ipad-mini-in-the-first-half-of-2019?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_BlHAUWFSl2KdIq5RS8txd90MEp4YhoAH-25KBy_VMFclD5cucfi-jU_w3v0qoUxu4vVTxbq3Q594GDNFA__tYBB7v2A&_hsmi=69826706

 

Learn how Starbucks combats credential stuffing & account takeover (ATO)

https://www.grahamcluley.com/feed-sponsor-shape-security/

 

How to Fix a DVD/BD/CD Drive That Won't Open or Eject

Simple Things to Try When Your CD or DVD Drive Is Stuck and Won't Open

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-dvd-bd-cd-drive-that-wont-open-or-eject-2626113

 

Nokia’s most exciting Android phone ever just leaked

https://bgr.com/2019/02/12/nokia-9-pureview-release-date-close-google-and-fcc-confirm-the-phone/

 

New Apple Patent Shows Company Is Looking to Expand into Smart Clothing

https://www.maketecheasier.com/new-apple-patents-expand-technology/

 

Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings

https://www.komando.com/tips/532264/stop-your-phone-from-being-tracked-with-these-settings

 

Why Would Apple Stick With the Lightning Port? Because It Can (and It Has to)

https://news.yahoo.com/why-apple-stick-lightning-port-180000881.html

 

The Biggest Tech Fails of 2018

Facebook, Amazon, and Apple had big years, but they also make our list of the biggest tech fails of 2018. Here's what they (and others) did to earn a Silicon Valley facepalm.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/feature/365650/the-biggest-tech-fails-of-2018?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

How to Move Your iTunes Music to a Chromebook

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

 

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?utm_date=20190213025934

 

Nokia Smartphones Are Finally Coming to The US on Verizon and Cricket

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nokia-phones-finally-coming-us-verizon-cricket/

 

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

 

Black Menu for Chrome

Access the Google service in a quick and effortless manner by resorting to this browser extension that should save you a lot of time

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Black-Menu.shtml

 

How Do I Delete Multiple Emails When I Have a Lot to Delete?

It can be a challenge to delete multiple emails. I'll look at some of the concepts and techniques used by various email programs to make it easier.

https://askleo.com/delete-multiple-emails-lot-delete/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JxYu5RHhSpdfbL

 

Windows 10 how-to: Ed Bott's free tech support and troubleshooting guide

A curated list of the best sites for support information about Windows 10.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/free-how-to-help-windows-10-ed-botts-tech-support-troubleshooting-guide/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=27841710426958554036156240236857

 

Tip: Personalize Chrome with Google’s Colorful New Themes

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/199421/tip-personalize-chrome-with-googles-colorful-new-themes?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_BlHAUWFSl2KdIq5RS8txd90MEp4YhoAH-25KBy_VMFclD5cucfi-jU_w3v0qoUxu4vVTxbq3Q594GDNFA__tYBB7v2A&_hsmi=69826706

 

Facebook Fake News Fact-checkers Call it Quits

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10497/facebook-fake-news-fact-checkers-call-it-quits

 

Help! My Email was Hacked!

https://www.lifewire.com/help-my-email-was-hacked-153284

 

New video highlights the iPhone SE 2 we wish Apple would make

https://bgr.com/2019/02/11/iphone-se-design-face-id-will-apple-ever-release-it/

 

Linux Running Too Slow? Here’s How to Find the Cause

https://www.maketecheasier.com/linux-running-too-slow-heres-how-to-find-the-cause/

 

Free software to detect and prevent network intrusions

https://www.komando.com/downloads/486449/free-software-to-prevent-and-detect-network-intrusions

 

Save $80 on select Apple Watch styles at Amazon

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/save-80-select-apple-watch-163101224.html

 

The Best Password Managers for 2019

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

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

How to Delete Apps from Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/370467/how-to-delete-apps-from-your-chromebook/

 

Reolink C2 Pro review: This 5-megapixel pan/tilt security camera delivers crystal-clear video

If image quality is a priority, this pan-and-tilt camera is great solution for your home or small business.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3336231/security-cameras/reolink-c2-pro-review.html?utm_date=20190213030055

 

How to Connect Your Cell Phone to PC Using Bluetooth

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-connect-your-cell-phone-to-your-pc-through-bluetooth/

 

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

 

Avast Secure Browser

Chromium-based web browser that boasts a built-in ad blocker, password and download manager, anti-phishing and anti-tracking tools, and many other privacy-related features

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Avast-Secure-Browser.shtml

 

Closure of Google+: everything you need to know

Social network’s demise has confused many Google users. We answer the key questions

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/01/closure-google-plus-everything-you-need-to-know

 

Google releases Chrome 71 with a focus on security features

Google improves Chrome's ability to filter abusive ads and detect shady mobile subscription forms.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-releases-chrome-71-with-a-focus-on-security-features/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=27841710426958554036156240236857

 

TomTom Partners With Microsoft to Offer Location Data for Azure

https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/198922/tomtom-partners-with-microsoft-to-offer-location-data-for-azure?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--jzsiVp-UnCqQrSCixjmOiHrFHWSb6a_3US_OS9MHjGAoJbB4Z5XCOmVdObT6KI36emTGdPC2IYpfG0IMNfFwCuDl96w&_hsmi=69617280

 

Google to Tell Users if Passwords Hacked

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10499/google-tell-users-if-passwords-hacked

 

How to Fix a Computer That Turns on but Displays Nothing

What to do when your computer starts but the screen is black

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-computer-that-turns-on-but-displays-nothing-2624443

 

We finally have some new info about Apple’s AirPods 2

https://bgr.com/2019/02/11/airpods-2-release-date-price-and-features-detailed-in-new-leak/

 

What Are “Stories” On Social Media? (stories is what Instagram is all about and now it is getting into other social media)

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stories-on-social-media/

 

Manage your online safety on hundreds of sites by getting rid of old accounts

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/7002/manage-your-online-safety-on-hundreds-of-sites

 

The Best Google Maps Feature Ever Is Now in Testing

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-google-maps-feature-ever-143700302.html

 

The Best Laptops for 2019

Shopping for a notebook is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget PC, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the best laptop to fit your needs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/article2/0,2817,2369981,00.asp?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=4

 

Gmail gets a useful right-click menu

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/11/gmail-gets-a-useful-right-click-menu/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to change default font settings on Mail app for Windows 10

You can now change how messages will look using the Mail app on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/change-default-font-mail-windows-10/

Back to Top

Mon 1535 02/11/2019

 

How to Record Your Webcam with VLC Media Player

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/record-your-webcam-vlc-media-player/

 

Facebook picks up retail computer vision outfit GrokStyle

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/facebook-picks-up-retail-computer-vision-outfit-grokstyle/

 

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Free VPNs

https://www.howtogeek.com/396747/why-you-shouldnt-trust-free-vpns/

 

Chromebooks getting lock screen notifications similar to Android

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chromebooks-lock-screen-notifications-similar-to-android/

 

Microsoft Promises More Useful Error Messages in Windows 10 (hmm, 25 years late)

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285022-microsoft-promises-more-useful-error-messages-in-windows-10

 

LastPass: Free Password Manager

Handy and efficient extension that brings everything that LastPass has to offer directly within your computer's Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/LastPass-for-Microsoft-Edge.shtml

 

Black Mirror Technology That Actually Exists in Real Life

https://www.maketecheasier.com/black-mirror-technology/

 

How to Clean Your Printer's Printheads

Printhead Cleaning Fixes Ink Lines and Low Print Quality

https://www.lifewire.com/clean-printheads-2769007

 

6 Tips for Using OneNote as Your To-Do List

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-ways-super-charge-list-onenote/

 

Manage your online safety on hundreds of sites by getting rid of old accounts

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/7002/manage-your-online-safety-on-hundreds-of-sites

 

Have we already reached 'peak smartphone'? | TECH(talk)

First it was Apple's earnings miss (because of slower-than-expected iPhone sales). Then other smartphone makers reported lackluster sales. One analyst calls the market a 'mess.' So what's going on – and what does it mean for innovation?

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3338114/smartphones/tech-talk-have-we-already-reached-peak-smartphone.html

 

Basilisk browser drops WebExtension support

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/21/basilisk-browser-drops-webextension-support/

 

Self-repairing shoes may be a reality thanks to 3D-printed rubber

Self-healing chemistry is good for the sole.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/06/self-repairing-shoes-3d-printed-rubber/

 

How To Install And Use Tor As A Proxy In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/10/how-to-install-and-use-tor-as-proxy-in.html

 

How to set a static IP address using Settings app on Windows 10

You can assign a static IP address to an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection using the Settings app, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-static-ip-address-settings-app-windows-10/

 

FDA chief summons Altria and JUUL to Washington to discuss teen vaping

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/fda-chief-summons-altria-and-juul-to-washington-to-discuss-teen-vaping/

 

How to Use Action and Share Extensions on iPhone and iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/395830/how-to-use-action-and-share-extensions-on-iphone-and-ipad/

 

How to easily install Debian Linux packages directly from the Chrome OS Files app

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/how-to-install-debian-linux-packages-in-project-crostini-chrome-os-files-app/

 

Farewell, Godspeed, Itanic: Intel to Discontinue the Itanium Family

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285012-farewell-godspeed-itanic-intel-to-discontinue-the-itanium-family

 

Google Plans to Make Chrome Browser Faster with “Never Slow” Mode

Google is working on a new feature that’s supposed to make Chrome browser faster at least on some websites.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-plans-to-make-chrome-browser-faster-with-never-slow-mode-524829.shtml

 

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Stay Fit with Google Fit 30-Day Challenge

https://www.maketecheasier.com/new-years-resolution-google-fit-30-day-challenge/

 

How to Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates

Computer slow or broken after a Windows update? Here's what to do

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-problems-caused-by-windows-updates-2625775

 

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-youtube-url-tricks-you-should-know-about/

 

Millions of loan and mortgage records exposed in another massive data breach

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/536809/millions-of-loan-and-mortgage-records-exposed-in-another-massive-data-breach

 

Google Assistant's interpreter mode is now available

The Assistant can aid in real-time interpretation between 26 languages

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3338146/digital-assistants/google-assistants-interpreter-mode-is-now-available.html

 

The future of the digital assistant Cortana

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/21/the-future-of-the-digital-assistant-cortana/

 

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

He’s protesting Apple’s bug bounty policies.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/06/macos-keychain-exploit-apple-bug-bounty/

 

Encrypted Evernote Alternative Turtl v0.7 Includes Rewritten Server, New Spaces Feature

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/10/encrypted-evernote-alternative-turtl.html

 

How to enable automatic Active Hours on Windows 10

Windows 10 can now adjust your active hours based on your device activity automatically, and here’s how to enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-automatic-active-hours-windows-10/

 

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/amazon-live-is-the-retailers-latest-effort-to-take-on-qvc-with-live-streamed-video/

 

How to Disable the Your Phone Linking Feature on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/396012/how-to-disable-the-your-phone-linking-feature-on-windows-10/

 

Google video shows Chromebooks don’t suffer from bad user experiences found on Windows, Mac computers

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/google-video-shows-chromebooks-dont-suffer-from-bad-user-experiences-on-windows-mac-computers/

 

The Authors Guild Declares War on Digital Library Lending, Libraries

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/284988-the-authors-guild-declares-war-on-digital-library-lending-libraries

 

Microsoft Finally Releases Incognito Mode for SwiftKey on Android

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-finally-releases-incognito-mode-for-swiftkey-on-android-524828.shtml

 

How to Find Out Which Apps Have Access to Your Location in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-out-android-apps-have-location-access/

 

7 Ways to Find Lost Windows Passwords

Find lost passwords to Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.

https://www.lifewire.com/ways-to-find-lost-windows-passwords-2626122

 

6 macOS Folders You Can Safely Delete to Save Space

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-folders-delete-save-space/

 

Podcasts -- how they work, where to find them, which are best (Komando's, of course)

https://www.komando.com/tips/533197/how-podcasts-work-and-get-the-best-ones

 

The first Sonos architectural speakers are available for preorder

The multi-room audio company partnered with Sonance to design in-wall and outdoor passive loudspeakers for its new Sonos Amp.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3336168/speakers/the-first-sonos-architectural-speakers-are-available-for-preorder.html

 

Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/19/privacy-oriented-origin-policy-for-firefox/

 

Chrome can tell you if your passwords have been compromised

If your username and password were part of a hack, Password Checkup will let you know.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/05/google-password-checkup-chrome-extension/

 

How To Use A Swap File Instead Of A Swap Partition On Linux

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/08/how-to-use-swap-file-instead-of-swap.html

 

How to uninstall updates using Advanced startup on Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to remove problematic updates using Advanced startup in case you're not able to access the desktop, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-updates-advanced-startup-windows-10/

 

Carbonite to acquire endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5M

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/carbonite-to-acquire-endpoint-security-company-webroot-for-618-5m/

 

How to Make Your Mouse Pointer Easier to See in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/396305/how-to-make-your-mouse-pointer-easier-to-see-in-windows-10/

 

Can you happily use a Chromebook and an iPhone? Yup.

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/opinion/can-you-happily-use-a-chromebook-and-an-iphone-yup/

 

Everything We Know About the Raspberry Pi 4

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/285054-everything-we-know-about-the-raspberry-pi-4

 

Microsoft Fixes Windows Update Bug, Says DNS Issue to Blame

Microsoft has just confirmed that the Windows Update issue that blocked some devices from getting new updates is resolved, and the company says a DNS problem was the one to blame.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-fixes-windows-update-bug-says-dns-issue-to-blame-524824.shtml

 

How to Change Google Chrome Download Settings

https://www.maketecheasier.com/change-google-chrome-download-settings/

 

How to Fix a Computer That Won't Start in Safe Mode

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-a-computer-that-always-stops-at-startup-settings-or-abo-2624445

 

The Best Microsoft Store Apps for Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-windows-10-apps/

 

5 ways to fix an Android phone that won't charge

https://www.komando.com/tips/535180/5-ways-to-fix-an-android-phone-that-wont-charge

 

iPhone 2019 rumors: A 7nm A13 processor, but with a 5W charger and a Lightning connector

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

 

Check all KeePass passwords against the Have I Been Pwned database locally

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/18/check-all-keepass-passwords-against-the-have-i-been-pwned-database-locally/

 

Honor View 20 review: Gorgeous, affordable and out of reach

Huawei's $600 best of CES finalist has style in spades, but what about everything else?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/09/honor-view-20-review/

 

Joplin: Encrypted Open Source Note Taking And To-Do Application

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/08/joplin-encrypted-open-source-note.html

 

How to fix Microsoft Store app problems on Windows 10

You can fix any issue when the Microsoft Store is not working on Windows 10 with a single click using the reset feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-microsoft-store-windows-10/

 

Amazon may be rethinking its New York City headquarters

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/08/amazon-may-be-rethinking-its-new-york-city-headquarters/

 

How to Use Reader View in Your Desktop Browser

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/use-reader-view-desktop-browser/

 

8 Android tablet apps that unlock creativity, boost productivity

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

 

[Tip] Enable / Disable Warning on Closing Multiple Tabs in All Web Browsers

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-disable-warning-on-closing-multiple-tabs-in-all-web-browsers/

Back to Top

Sun 1534 02/10/2019

6 Ways TechBoomers Helps Technology Trainers Teach Digital Literacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Wlt0nMos1p0

 

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

This little machine turns heads everywhere I go.

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

 

House committee wants answers from Apple about its FaceTime bug

Apple has until February 19th to respond.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/06/us-house-committee-apple-group-facetime-bug/

 

I can’t imagine having an Apple Watch without this tiny accessory

https://bgr.com/2019/02/11/portable-apple-watch-charger-from-ugreen-on-amazon/

 

Chrome Extension Manifest V3 could end uBlock Origin for Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/22/chrome-extension-manifest-v3-could-end-ublock-origin-for-chrome/

 

The 7 Best Free Calling Apps (Unlimited Calls and SMS With Wi-Fi)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-calling-app-unlimited-with-wifi/

 

WINDOWS 7 UPDATES PRICING AFTER JANUARY 2020

This is how much money organizations will have to pay Microsoft to continue receiving Windows 7 updates after January 14, 2020.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-7-updates-pricing-after-january-2020/

 

Compute Module 3+ on sale now from $25

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/compute-module-3-on-sale-now-from-25/

 

How to Preserve Your Privacy on Android Without Tearing Your Hair Out

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/283944-how-to-preserve-your-privacy-on-android

 

Can Free VPN Be Trusted?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/can-free-vpn-be-trusted/

 

Panda Free Antivirus (Panda Dome)

Panda Free Antivirus (Panda Dome) iconHandy and approachable antivirus solution that uses cloud assistance to prevent, detect and eliminate infected files while remaining light on resources

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus.shtml

 

How to Fix My Disabled iPad

Getting a disabled iPad to work again

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-my-ipad-is-disabled-1994536

 

The Best New Smart Speakers With Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-speakers-alexa-siri-google-150116829.html

 

How to Make Your Mouse Pointer Easier to See in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/396305/how-to-make-your-mouse-pointer-easier-to-see-in-windows-10/

 

HopeBand Is a Wearable That Can Detect Opioid Overdoses

Created by Carnegie Mellon University students, the device sounds an alarm when oxygen levels in a wearer's blood drop low enough to indicate a possible overdose. The team plans to start offering it for free via needle exchange programs.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365643/hopeband-is-a-wearable-that-can-detect-opioid-overdoses?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

5 secrets to get the most out of your dashcam, from settings to storage

https://www.komando.com/tips/532516/5-secrets-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-dashcam-from-settings-to-storage

 

Windows 10 in 2019: Changes, features and enhancements we expect

Two new feature updates for Windows 10 on desktop and an entirely new version of Windows built from the ground up for light computing are in the cards for 2019.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-updates-2019-everything-you-need-know

 

Chrome will soon support your keyboard’s play and pause buttons

The feature will arrive next month with Chrome 73.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/google-chrome-73-multimedia-key-support/

 

Best Router

https://bgr.com/2019/02/09/best-router/

 

Windows 10 can run all your Windows 7 apps, says Microsoft (except a few)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/22/windows-10-can-run-all-your-windows-7-apps-says-microsoft-except-a-few/

 

How to Build a Small PC With the Mini-ITX Form Factor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-build-a-mini-itx-pc/

 

HOW TO RESET MAIL APP ON WINDOWS 10

These instructions will help you reset the Mail app (and Calendar) on Windows 10 to fix syncing issues, app not opening, and settings problems.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-mail-windows-10/

 

Stereoscopic photography with StereoPi and a Raspberry Pi

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/stereoscopic-photography-stereopi-raspberry-pi/

 

How Does Quantum Computing Work?

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/284306-how-quantum-computing-works

 

What Is Ethical Hacking and How Do You Become One?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-ethical-hacking/

 

Emergency Boot Kit

Fix unbootable computers, save files, edit registry entries, recover data and reset passwords so you can gain access to your PC via this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Emergency-Boot-CD.shtml

 

Can You Use PayPal on Amazon?

Yes, you can. Learn how to use PayPal when you order

https://www.lifewire.com/use-paypal-on-amazon-4207110

 

Google extends chip-making efforts to design hub Bengaluru

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-extends-chip-making-efforts-design-hub-bengaluru-122039905--finance.html

 

What Apps Can You Actually Run on Linux?

https://www.howtogeek.com/366699/what-can-you-actually-run-on-linux/

 

How to Capture Video Clips in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a secret, built-in tool intended to help record your screen during Xbox gaming sessions. But Game Bar can also be used with non-gaming apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/349410/how-to-capture-video-clips-in-windows-10?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

7 ways to search without using Google

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

 

Charge your phone or laptop on the go with $5 off Bestek's 150W car power inverter

Charge up pretty much anything on the road.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-bestek-150w-car-power-inverter

 

Amazon revives its live shopping stream with a larger scope

Amazon Live now pitches tech, toys and home goods on top of fashion.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/amazon-live-shopping-stream/

 

Uh oh: Insider says Samsung’s foldable Galaxy F phone won’t launch next week

https://bgr.com/2019/02/11/galaxy-f-release-date-soon-february-20-launch-nope/

 

Malwarebytes update fixes freeze issue on Windows 7 PCs

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/22/malwarebytes-update-fixes-freeze-issue-on-windows-7-pcs/

 

How to Enable Private Browsing in Your Browser

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/enable-private-browsing/

 

MICROSOFT EDGE BASED ON CHROMIUM WILL BE A SEPARATE DOWNLOAD ON WINDOWS 10

You'll be able to download and test the next version of Microsoft Edge using the Google's Chromium rendering engine without needing to sign up to the Windows Insider Program.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-separate-download/

 

Dennis Publishing sells off two magazines to computer manufacturer Raspberry Pi and looks to shift third title

https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/dennis-publishing-sells-off-two-magazines-to-computer-manufacturer-raspberry-pi-and-looks-to-shift-third-title/

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation

https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

 

20 Wonderful and Lesser-Known Software of 2018

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wonderful-lesser-known-software/

 

Tile Tabs

Organize your tabs horizontally, vertically or in a grid with the help of this Mozilla Firefox extension that should be a godsend if you are a multitasker

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

 

Use the Apple Hardware Test (AHT) to Find Problems

The AHT can usually be found on one of your Mac's install dvds

https://www.lifewire.com/use-apple-hardware-test-to-find-mac-problems-2259972

 

Apple AirPower Finally Coming This Spring with 'Exclusive Features'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-airpower-finally-coming-spring-143700429.html

 

How to Instantly Improve Your Chromebook’s Bluetooth Performance

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-instantly-improve-your-chromebooks-bluetooth-performance/

 

Samsung's 2019 Smart TVs Include 'Remote Access'

Remote Access is Samsung's way of referring to enhanced wireless connectivity. If you want to easily connect a keyboard, tablet, laptop, PC, or smartphone to your TV, a 2019 Samsung TV with Remote Access is for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365641/samsungs-2019-smart-tvs-include-remote-access?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

4 tips to secure your printer so it can't be hijacked

https://www.komando.com/tips/517793/secure-your-printer-so-it-cant-be-hijacked

 

Xbox Maverick: Everything we know about Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One

Everything we know about Microsoft's next Xbox One console – cutting out the disc drive.

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

 

Opera's free VPN is now built into its Android browser

It shut down its standalone VPN app last year.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/opera-android-browser-vpn/

 

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/

 

Firefox will block DLL Injections

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/21/firefox-will-block-dll-injections/

 

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/setup-vpn-windows-10/

 

EXPLORE BRAZIL THEME FOR WINDOWS 10 (DOWNLOAD)

https://pureinfotech.com/explore-brazil-theme-windows-10-download/

 

Upcycle a vintage TV with the Raspberry Pi TV HAT | The MagPi #78

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/magpi-78-upcycled-vintage-tv-hat/

 

Apple Reveals It Had to Fix Another Bug in FaceTime

https://www.thestreet.com/technology/apple-had-to-fix-another-facetime-bug-14860003?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo

 

How to Fix the Ubuntu Login Loop

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-ubuntu-login-loop/

 

RawViewer

View and convert between a great variety of RAW and regular picture formats, while also adjusting and converting color values with this application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Viewers/RawViewer.shtml

 

Best Ways to Reset a Home Network Router

https://www.lifewire.com/resetting-a-home-network-router-818061

 

Qualcomm's Latest Chip Illustrates a Price-Boosting Strategy of Its Own

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/qualcomm-apos-latest-chip-illustrates-144600478.html

 

What is Microsoft Sway, and What Can I Do with It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/404119/what-is-microsoft-sway/

 

Google Is Making Chromebooks More Secure With USBGuard

The new USBGuard feature just hit Google's bleeding edge Chrome Canary builds and blocks access to USB ports when a Chromebook is locked. It is possible to whitelist devices, though, and should reach Chromebooks early this year hopefully.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/365674/google-is-making-chromebooks-more-secure-with-usbguard?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=2

 

8 useful Chromebook tricks you aren't using but should

https://www.komando.com/tips/447946/7-useful-chromebook-tricks-you-arent-using-but-should

 

How to disable external devices on Windows 10

If you're having issues with an external device, you can use these steps to disable it, instead of disconnecting it from a Windows 10 PC.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-devices-windows-10

Back to Top

 

 

Back to Top

 

The Chicago Computer Society
P.O. Box 159                      (708) 588-0385
LaGrange, IL 60525-0159  
   1ccsadmin@comcast.net

Page Updated
February 18, 2019

Copyright © 1995- 2011, The Chicago Computer Society, All Rights Reserved.
Send changes to
Jerry Sass Webmaster for CCS