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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 04/27/2019 1610
Fri 04/26/2019 1609
Thur 04/25/2019 1608
Wed 04/24/2019 1607
Tue 04/23/2019 1606
Mon 04/22/2019 1605
Sun 04/21/2019 1604

Sat 1610 04/27/2019

5 out of 6 routers at risk

https://blog.avast.com/wi-fi-routers-at-risk

 

Machines running popular AV software go unresponsive after Microsoft Windows update

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/machines-running-popular-av-software-go-unresponsive-after-microsoft-windows-update/

 

How to Subscribe to Calendars on Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/409359/how-to-subscribe-to-calendars-on-mac/

 

How to Delete the Contacts That Facebook Uploaded Without Your Permission

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-delete-the-contacts-that-facebook-uploaded-witho-1834143845

 

How to Use Your Laptop Like an External Monitor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-laptop-like-external-monitor/

 

How to Encrypt Email in Gmail

Secure your emails and have peace of mind

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-encrypt-email-gmail-4583924

 

Our Galaxy Fold didn't break. Here's what's good and bad

https://www.cnet.com/videos/our-galaxy-fold-didnt-break-heres-whats-good-and-bad/

 

Medical Information of Almost 150K Rehab Patients Exposed

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/medical-information-of-almost-150k-rehab-patients-exposed/

 

How To Watch Movies on Kodi

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-watch-movies-on-kodi/

 

USB Sticks Could Block Windows 10 Update

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10541/usb-sticks-could-block-windows-10-update

 

How to use Microsoft Surface with your iPhone

Not every iPhone user gets to own an iPad, some get by using a Microsoft Surface

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3391340/how-to-use-microsoft-surface-with-your-iphone.html

 

A look at Snappy Drivers Installer Origin (update Windows device drivers)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/30/a-look-at-snappy-drivers-installer-origin-update-windows-device-drivers/

 

How to Compress Large Audio Files in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/compress-large-audio-files-android-apps/

 

RogueKillerCMD

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/RogueKillerCMD.shtml

 

Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

Most of you should be happy with Windows 10 Home. But certain features make the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro worthwhile.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2952408/who-needs-windows-10-pro-5-reasons-to-upgrade.html

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Fri 1609 04/26/2019

Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones are already breaking

Samsung promises the screen can withstand being opened and closed 200,000 times, or 100 times a day for five years.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/mobile/some-samsung-s-new-2-000-folding-phones-are-already-n995761

 

The 8 Best Free Video Editors for Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-6-free-video-editors-mac-os/

 

How to Bypass Paywalls of Leading News Websites

https://www.maketecheasier.com/bypass-paywalls-of-leading-news-websites/

 

Display hidden results on Google Search with Google Unlocked

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/25/display-hidden-results-on-google-search-with-google-unlocked/

 

Google Chrome Portable

Navigate your favorite websites over the Internet and open locally stored web pages with the help of this fast, intuitive browser

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

 

U.S. agencies issue report on Hidden Cobra threat group’s HOPLIGHT malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/u-s-agencies-issue-report-on-hidden-cobra-threat-groups-hoplight-malware/

 

Give Effective Feedback by Focusing on the Positive

https://lifehacker.com/give-effective-feedback-by-focusing-on-the-positive-1834166937

 

Apple Reportedly Bringing Apple Music, Apple TV Apps to the Mac

https://www.thurrott.com/apple/204759/apple-reportedly-bringing-apple-music-apple-tv-apps-to-the-mac?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8EscPBK0c5vIgI4v5DyWrUSA-i8mJoZiYA1-VBTo43w1EFEELekZjxWEZA74G2nlOlfNtK_rBKa94Nq3EiMHeoPySQ0Q&_hsmi=71667069

 

What Is HDMI and How Do You Use It?

What you need to know about HDMI versions 1.0 through 2.1.

https://www.lifewire.com/hdmi-facts-high-definition-multimedia-interface-1847337

 

Hugely Popular Android Apps Exposed As Scam

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10539/hugely-popular-android-apps-exposed-scam

 

Lost or stolen Android phone? Here's how to get it back

It can happen to anyone, but there are steps you can take to recover your lost or stolen phone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/lost-or-stolen-android-phone-heres-how-to-track-it-and-get-it-back-now/

 

How Apple Search Ads work

App developers can use Apple Search Ads to reach new customers.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3388129/how-apple-search-ads-work.html

 

When Can Headphones and Earbuds Damage Your Hearing?

https://www.howtogeek.com/409503/when-can-headphones-and-earbuds-damage-your-hearing/

 

T-Mobile's Home Broadband Plan Is Just a Sprint Merger Carrot

T-Mobile announced a home broadband trial today, but it's not anything most people will ever be able to buy. The Uncarrier just want to get its merger with Sprint approved.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367320/t-mobiles-home-broadband-plan-is-just-a-sprint-merger-carro

 

Facebook plans to split in two

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563764/facebook-plans-to-split-in-two

 

Are Mac Cleaning Apps Worthless? 7 Factors to Consider

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-cleaning-apps-consider/

 

How to Use Amazon Alexa Devices as an Intercom

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-amazon-alexa-devices-as-intercom/

 

Google is working on an Extension Icon for Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/25/google-is-working-on-an-extension-icon-for-chrome/

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner (you need a new version about every 10 days)

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

 

Researchers uncover new ‘TajMahal’ APT framework, plus a new Gaza Cybergang malware campaign

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/researchers-uncover-new-tajmahal-apt-framework-plus-a-new-gaza-cybergang-malware-campaign/

 

Delete These Sketchy Android Apps That Are Tracking You Without Permission

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-sketchy-android-apps-that-are-tracking-you-1834148357

 

Acer Announces New PCs, Chromebooks

https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/204818/acer-announces-new-pcs-chromebooks?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8vKjQa0ri5lnOLmC3riMX6ksFIcojakT9RJwYYbov0FZlunFj7FkAkmZEJiQPaJqnGcaUA-6mGeh-Hy3yZl1C6WtUZJQ&_hsmi=71703774

 

How to Check iCloud Email From Anywhere

You can even check it from a Windows PC

https://www.lifewire.com/check-icloud-email-from-anywhere-4587119

 

WiFi Hotspot App Leaks 2M Passwords, Many Residential

WiFi Hotspot App Leaks 2M Passwords, Many Residential

 

Are you cleaning your phone the right way? Here's what not to do

Use these tips to clean your phone screen without using abrasive cleaners.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-not-to-clean-your-phone-screen/

 

Apple’s Siri is as important as iPhone or the Mac

That’s why it sits on the executive board

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3387133/apple-s-siri-is-as-important-as-iphone-or-the-mac.html

 

How to Report a Problem or Send Feedback About Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/410004/how-to-report-a-problem-or-send-feedback-about-chrome-os/

 

How to Tune Up Your Windows 10 PC for Free

If your Windows 10 PC has started to run slowly, these simple tips and tricks can whip it back into shape in no time. And they won't cost you a dime.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/365920/how-to-tune-up-your-windows-10-pc-for-free

 

If you paid to use this popular tax software, you might be due a refund

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563780/if-you-used-this-popular-tax-software-you-could-get-a-refund

 

How to Easily Set Up and Use Printers on a Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-up-use-printers-mac/

 

Hashing vs. Encryption: How Your Password Is Being Stored in Server

https://www.maketecheasier.com/password-hashing-encryption/

 

This is the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser (understand this is an Alpha version, can be very buggy and an experimental testbed, use at your own risk)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/25/this-is-the-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-browser/

 

Microsoft Edge (Alpha version)

Chromium-based evolution of Microsoft's browser, built with a brand new engine and sporting a different yet familiar look, while also offering a bunch of new features along with support for Chrome extensions

Download Microsoft Edge 75.0.131.0 Dev / 75.0.139.0 Canary

 

Grab-and-go Baldr stealer malware proves popular among thieves

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/finance/a-new-stealer-malware-dubbed-baldr-has-been-taking-the-cybercrime-market-by-storm/

 

Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?

https://lifehacker.com/is-it-safe-to-leave-my-smartphone-on-my-wireless-charge-1834138691

 

Living on the (New) Edge: What’s Missing

Living on the (New) Edge: What’s Missing - Thurrott.com

How to Send A Picture On Email

Send pics as attachments or inside emails on Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-send-a-picture-on-email-4584368

 

How to Create Soft and Hard Symbolic Links in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131182-create-soft-hard-symbolic-links-windows.html

 

The best way to recycle your old phone, laptop, TV and batteries without harming the environment

Whatever you do, never throw old electronics away.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-best-way-to-recycle-your-old-phone-laptop-tv-and-batteries-without-harming-the-environment/

 

iPad Air 2019: A review

The iPad Pro for the rest of us

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3387517/ipad-air-2019-a-review.html

 

How to Scan QR Codes on an Android Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/410037/how-to-scan-qr-codes-on-android/

 

The State of Internet Freedom Around the World

Nonprofit organization Freedom House analyzed internet freedom in 65 countries and identified a global rise in digital authoritarianism, censorship, and surveillance, led by China. The US internet remains free, but there are discouraging signs.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367266/the-state-of-internet-freedom-around-the-world

 

If you paid to use this popular tax software, you might be due a refund

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563780/if-you-used-this-popular-tax-software-you-could-get-a-refund

 

How to Open the Task Manager on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/task-manager-mac/

 

A Complete List of Google Drive Clients for Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-clients-linux/

 

Game Backup Monitor: automate game backups

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/24/game-backup-monitor-automate-game-backups/

 

SmarterMail

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

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

 

Second Triton/Trisis critical infrastructure attack spotted

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/second-triton-trisis-critical-infrastructure-attack-spotted/

 

You Need the Kind of Electronic Toilet That's Popular in Japan

https://lifehacker.com/you-need-the-kind-of-electronic-toilet-thats-popular-in-1834220226

 

Living on the (New) Edge: Experiment with Flags

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/205031/living-on-the-new-edge-experiment-with-flags?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--eLbmQhvRd5vs-JQTxbR5opOU-l73ZMlU487bwwmuWAtek0dgJigT5_0z8ve38veFjOs02_J3i2uSwyKKVDB9oe5bZrQ&_hsmi=71755769

 

How to Email a GIF

Send that perfect ounce of happiness in GIF form

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-email-gif-4585182

 

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-boot-into-safe-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

Zillow uses VR to try to make online real estate more authentic

The 3D Home feature is designed to give a more authentic view to help people fretting over a potentially very expensive purchase.

https://www.cnet.com/news/zillow-3d-home-uses-vr-make-online-real-estate-more-authentic/

 

Why Apple Arcade is important to Apple’s AR plans

Apple isn't playing games, but you will be.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3386141/why-apple-arcade-is-important-to-apples-ar-plans.html

 

End of an Era: Adobe Shockwave Dies Today

https://www.howtogeek.com/410636/end-of-an-era-adobe-shockwave-dies-today/

 

Microsoft Is Using DNA to Solve Our Impending Data Storage Crisis

The data stored in a warehouse-sized datacenter today would fit into 'a space roughly the size of a few board game dice.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367342/microsoft-is-using-dna-to-solve-our-impending-data-storage-c

 

Alexa employees can see where you live

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563614/alexa-employees-can-see-where-you-live

 

How to Uninstall Unwanted Apps on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-unwanted-apps-android-device/

 

Living on the (New) Edge: PDF

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/204987/living-on-the-new-edge-pdf?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--eLbmQhvRd5vs-JQTxbR5opOU-l73ZMlU487bwwmuWAtek0dgJigT5_0z8ve38veFjOs02_J3i2uSwyKKVDB9oe5bZrQ&_hsmi=71755769

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Thur 1608 04/25/2019

Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to control the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. There are dozens to choose from; we’ll help you find the right one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3318241/best-smart-plugs.html

 

NBC is finally taking steps to remove ‘The Office’ from Netflix

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/the-office-leaving-netflix-nbc-discussions/

 

How To Forward Calls on AT&T

https://www.techjunkie.com/forward-calls-att/

 

Massive SIM swap fraud leaves traditional 2FA users at risk

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/as-two-factor-authentication-becomes-more-popular-threat-actors-have-proven-once-again-how-this-security-feature-can-be-exploited-if-not-implemented-properly/

 

New Sesame Street-themed PSA encourages kids to reduce mobile device use

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/new-sesame-street-themed-psa-encourages-kids-to-reduce-mobile-device-use/

 

Facebook will punish groups for repeatedly spreading fake news

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304739/facebook-groups-reduce-misinformation-harmful-content-changes-messenger

 

How to Boot to Safe Mode in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/boot-safe-mode-mac/

 

The Nasty List Phishing Scam is Sweeping Through Instagram

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-nasty-list-phishing-scam-is-sweeping-through-instagram/

 

What Does It Mean to Cut the Cord?

How to free yourself from cable and satellite TV

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-cutting-the-cord-4145351

 

How to stop Microsoft from blocking the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on your PC

The Windows 10 update has been blocked on PCs that use USB storage or SD cards. Here's the fix.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-blocking-the-windows-10-may-2019-update-on-your-pc/

 

How to update Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-update-bluetooth-drivers-in-windows-10

 

The beautifully over-engineered 8GB Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 is just $180 today

One of our favorite versions of the Radeon RX 580, the Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC Edition, is less than $200 right now.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388033/the-beautifully-over-engineered-8gb-asus-rog-strix-radeon-rx-580-is-just-180-today.html

 

The best NAS for most home users

The shortlist includes two brands: Synology and QNAP.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/13/the-best-nas-for-most-home-users/

 

Why MX Linux Is the Windows Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mx-linux-windows-alternative/

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update raises minimum storage requirement

You'll need a free 32GB of space to install Windows 10's latest feature update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-raises-minimum-storage-requirement

 

These are the reasons the Galaxy Fold failed

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/this-is-probably-why-the-galaxy-fold-failed/

 

How To Delete ALL of Your Instagram Photos

https://www.techjunkie.com/delete-all-instagram-photos/

 

WordPress removes vulnerable Yuzo Related Posts plugin

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/wordpress-removes-vulnerable-yuzo-related-posts-plugin/

 

China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/china-is-reportedly-using-us-satellite-technologies-to-bolster-its-surveillance-capabilities/

 

Prolific porn ransomware operator jailed for more than six years in UK

Zain Qaiser made hundreds of thousands in ransoms from embarrassed porn users

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304305/porn-ransomware-zain-qaiser-uk-angler-exploit-kit-pornography

 

How to Use Rufus to Create a Bootable Flash Drive

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-rufus-create-bootable-flash-drive/

 

RobbinHood Ransomware Claims It's Protecting Your Privacy

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/robbinhood-ransomware-claims-its-protecting-your-privacy/

 

Laser Video Projectors - What You Need To Know

Using lasers to light up your home theater viewing experience

https://www.lifewire.com/how-laser-based-video-projectors-work-4132351

 

Businesses hit with 235% more cyberthreats this year

Trojans and ransomware top the list of threats with corporate targets in Q1 2019, according to a Malwarebytes report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/businesses-hit-with-235-more-cyberthreats-this-year/

 

How to save files from LibreOffice directly to Google Drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/save-files-from-libreoffice-directly-to-google-drive

 

Create Excel Alerts, then write a macro to email them

Excel doesn't provide this feature, but macros provide a workaround.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3345999/create-excel-alerts-then-write-a-macro-to-email-them.html

 

The EU has officially passed its controversial copyright law

A total of 19 countries voted in favor of the sweeping new rules.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/15/eu-officially-passed-copyright-law/

 

The 7 Best VPNs for Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-free-vpn-for-linux/

 

How to restart Explorer.exe to fix a frozen desktop, Start Menu, File Explorer and more on Windows 10

If taskbar, Start menu, or File Explorer stop responding, then try restarting the Windows Explorer process before rebooting Windows 10 — Here's how.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-restart-explorerexe-fix-common-ui-problems-windows-10

 

Apple’s brand new AirPods 2 just got their first big discount

https://bgr.com/2019/04/25/apple-airpods-2-price-discount-on-amazon/

 

Echo Dot Keeps Disconnecting from Internet Wi-Fi – How To Fix

https://www.techjunkie.com/echo-dot-disconnecting-internet-wifi/

 

Ransomware knocks Greenville, N.C. offline

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-knocks-greenville-n-c-offline/

 

Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/tim-cook-wants-you-to-put-down-your-iphone/

 

Google Docs will let you natively edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files soon

What is docx may never die

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304978/google-docs-sheets-slides-natively-edit-microsoft-office-word-excel-powerpoint

 

What Can Social Media Do to Prevent the Spread of Violence

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-can-social-media-do-to-prevent-the-spread-of-violence/

 

Windows is Slower After April 2019 Updates According to Users

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-is-slower-after-april-2019-updates-according-to-users/

 

How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers

A Simple, Cheap Way to Great Room Acoustics

https://www.lifewire.com/make-your-own-audio-diffuser-3134903

 

Why Linux stands out amongst other OSes

Jack Wallen encounters an issue with Linux that illustrates what sets it apart from other platforms.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-linux-stands-out-amongst-other-oses/

 

How to convert Microsoft Office files to Google Docs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-convert-microsoft-office-files-to-google-docs

 

Intel Optane: What the different Optane products are, and where you'll see them

We explain Optane Memory, Optane drives, Optane DC Persistent Memory, and Intel's new Optane Memory SSD.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388135/everything-you-need-to-know-about-optane-right-now.html

 

Acer ConceptD 9 laptop hands-on: A bombastic attempt to stand out

It's powerful, eye-catching, but not elegant.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/11/acer-conceptd-9-rtx-2080-hands-on/

 

3 Ways to Edit the boot/config.txt File on Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/edit-boot-config-file-raspberry-pi/

 

Rivet Networks, Intel team up to bring Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 to PCs

Your Wi-Fi is about to get much faster.

https://www.windowscentral.com/killer-wi-fi-6-ax1650

 

Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion by the FTC due to privacy violations

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/facebook-privacy-issues-5b-fine-expected/

 

How To Run iOS Apps on a Mac

https://www.techjunkie.com/run-ios-apps-mac/

 

VPN apps found insecurely storing session cookies

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/researchers-with-national-defense-isac-remote-access-working-group-discovered-multiple-vpn-apps-improperly-storing-session-cookies/

 

Verizon and Google ink deal to offer YouTube TV to Verizon wireless and Fios subscribers

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/verizon-and-google-ink-deal-to-offer-youtube-tv-to-verizon-wireless-and-fios-subscribers/

 

The White House is using fuzzy math to justify net neutrality veto

Broadband really is getting faster, but it has nothing to do with the end of net neutrality

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18302113/net-neutrality-veto-white-house-donald-trump-save-the-internet-act-broadband

 

A Complete List of Google Drive Clients for Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-drive-clients-linux/

 

Bill Introduced to Protect the Privacy Rights of Americans

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/bill-introduced-to-protect-the-privacy-rights-of-americans/

 

How Much Power Do My Stereo Speakers Really Need?

Figure out the Right Amount of Power for Your System

https://www.lifewire.com/power-needed-for-speakers-3134849

 

How automated Dark Web marketplaces make credential stuffing attacks more profitable

Validated stolen credentials cost less than a cup of coffee, but economies of scale have made selling user accounts more lucrative than ever, according to Recorded Future.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-automated-dark-web-marketplaces-make-credential-stuffing-attacks-more-profitable/

 

OPSWAT File Security for Chrome scans downloaded files with 30 anti-malware engines

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/opswat-file-security-for-chrome

 

Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Got questions about security keys, authenticator apps, SMS, or iCloud? We've got all the answers

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387420/two-factor-authentication-faq-sms-authenticator-security-key-icloud.html

 

Nearly 70 percent of hotel websites leak personal data, Symantec study finds

The study looked at more than 1,500 hotels across 54 countries.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/10/nearly-70-percent-of-hotel-websites-leak-personal-data-symantec/

 

How to Update Your Raspberry Pi to the Latest Raspbian OS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-update-raspbian-os/

 

How to add encrypted files to search results on Windows 10

Do you have encrypted files that don't appear in search results? In this guide, we'll show you how to fix this problem on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-encrypted-files-searchable-windows-10

 

AT&T will unveil its new streaming service (and maybe ruin HBO Now) this fall

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/att-streaming-service-unveiling-fall/

 

Can You Use a Chromebook as Your Main Computer?

Pros and cons of Chromebooks

https://www.lifewire.com/can-you-use-a-chromebook-as-your-main-computer-2377620

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Apple plans to bring more iOS features to the Mac

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-plans-bring-more-ios-193244642.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

6 Awesome DIY Security Camera Clients for Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-diy-security-camera-clients-linux/

 

How to import printed data table from picture into Excel

You can now snap a picture of a printed data table to import its information into Microsoft Excel, and here’s how to do ti.

https://pureinfotech.com/import-printed-data-table-picture-excel/

 

Researchers: LockerGoga coding error can be exploited to prevent malicious encryption

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/researchers-lockergoga-coding-error-can-be-exploited-to-prevent-malicious-encryption/

 

Windows And Ubuntu Dual Boot Guide

https://www.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-8-1-ubuntu-dual-boot-guide-2200654

 

Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Got questions about security keys, authenticator apps, SMS, or iCloud? We've got all the answers

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387420/two-factor-authentication-faq-sms-authenticator-security-key-icloud.html

 

Adblock Plus Filters Can Be Exploited to Run Malicious Code

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adblock-plus-filters-can-be-exploited-to-run-malicious-code/

 

Windows Central Podcast 130: Living My UWP Life

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Ed

 

ge previews are here, Build sessions are live, and 19H1 goes to Release Preview!

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-central-podcast-130

 

Stop Google Chrome from running in the background

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-google-chrome-from-running-in-the-background

 

Adjust and Normalize Your Music Files with FFMPEG

https://www.maketecheasier.com/normalize-music-files-with-ffmpeg/

 

The Brave browser launches ads that reward users for viewing

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/brave-ads/

 

Avoid these Android apps like the plague

https://bgr.com/2019/04/19/android-app-permissions-ad-fraud-google/

 

A South Carolina prison tested ‘micro-jamming’ cellphone signals

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311958/south-carolina-state-prison-cellphone-micro-jamming-bop-test

 

Microsoft releases first test builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser

Yes, there's a dark mode.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/08/microsoft-edge-chromium-test-build-insider-preview/

 

30 Tricks to Master Google Photos

Google Photos offers image editing, unlimited cloud storage, and more, for free. Here's everything you need to know about Google's photo-storage service.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/345998/30-tricks-to-master-google-photos

 

Should you upgrade your macOS to Mojave now?

https://www.komando.com/tips/562182/upgrade-your-mojave-ios-now-find-out-how

 

How to Manage Your Photos on Linux Like a Pro

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/manage-photos-on-linux/

 

How to send texts from Windows 10 PC using Android Messages for web

You can now send and recieve rich text messages from your PC using the web version of Messages for Android.

https://pureinfotech.com/send-texts-windows-10-pc-android-messages-web/

 

Garfield County, Utah falls victim to ransomware, pays attackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/garfield-county-utah-falls-victim-to-ransomware-pays-attackers/

 

The Ultimate Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux Dual Boot Guide

https://www.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-7-ubuntu-linux-dual-boot-guide-2200653

 

You can now use your Android phone as a security dongle for two-factor authentication

If you own a Pixel 3, there's a small bonus, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388678/you-can-now-use-your-android-phone-as-a-security-dongle-for-two-factor-authentication.html

 

Mobile VPNs Promoted by 'You Are Infected' or 'Hacked' Ads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mobile-vpns-promoted-by-you-are-infected-or-hacked-ads/

 

How to convert MBR to GPT drive to switch BIOS to UEFI on Windows 10

UEFI makes your device more secure and faster than the legacy BIOS, and in this guide, we show you the steps to switch.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10

 

How to update Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-update-bluetooth-drivers-in-windows-10

 

How to Personalize the New Gmail App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/personalize-new-gmail-app/

 

Manufacturing giant Aebi Schmidt hit by ransomware

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/aebi-schmidt-ransomware/

 

Speed test between the US Galaxy S10 and the global version might surprise you

https://bgr.com/2019/04/19/galaxy-s10-speed-test-snapdragon-855-vs-exynos-9820/

 

Sony will now automatically replace offensive PlayStation Network IDs

Your new username is ‘TempXXXX’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/12/18308004/sony-psn-playstation-network-id-offensive-replace

 

Samsung is primed for power-saving 5-nanometer chips

They'll arrive next year and boost smartphone performance by 10 percent.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/16/samsung-5-nanometer-chips-euv/

 

YouTube Leads in Mobile Traffic—and in Extremism

The platform accounts for the majority of our mobile app usage. But at what cost, when its algorithm is biased toward peddling far-right propaganda?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367265/youtube-leads-in-mobile-traffic-and-in-extremism

 

Find a hidden GPS tracker on your car

https://www.komando.com/tips/560375/find-a-hidden-gps-tracker-on-your-car

 

The 5 Best Linux Distros to Install on a USB Stick

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-linux-distros-installation-usb-stick/

 

Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update, features walkthrough video

VIDEO: The Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, is about to come out, and this hands-on video review dives deep into everything that's new in this new version available in May 2019.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-may-2019-update-features-video/

 

‘Dragonblood’ flaws in WPA3 protocol could help adversaries recover passwords

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dragonblood-flaws-in-wpa3-protocol-could-help-adversaries-recover-passwords/

 

How To Change Or Cancel A Sling TV Subscription

Easily manage your Sling account or cancel your subscription permanently

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-or-cancel-a-sling-tv-subscription-4584148

 

Opera 60 debuts with a free, faster VPN, and Netflix hasn't blocked it yet

Opera 60 boasts a cryptocurrency wallet as well as the faster VPN.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388223/opera-60-debuts-with-a-free-faster-vpn-and-netflix-hasnt-blocked-it-yet.html

 

Hackers Publish AAF Member Data, Claim It's 'FBI Watchlist'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-publish-aaf-member-data-claim-its-fbi-watchlist/

 

Rejoice! Microsoft Paint is here to stay in Windows 10.

The grizzled veteran lives on.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-paint-here-stay-windows-10

 

How to save files from LibreOffice directly to Google Drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/save-files-from-libreoffice-directly-to-google-drive

 

Until You Have 5G, Google Stadia May Need Additional Hardware to Run Properly

https://www.maketecheasier.com/5g-google-stadia-hardware/

 

How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83607-turn-off-windows-defender-application-guard-windows-10-a.html

 

Apple insider claims 2019 iPhones will feature a ton of major camera upgrades

https://bgr.com/2019/04/18/iphone-11-12-megapixel-front-camera-triple-rear-camera/

 

iOS 13 will reportedly include a dark mode and huge improvements to iPad multitasking

True multi-window support and a better undo gesture are coming soon

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311306/ios-13-dark-mode-ipad-multitasking-cards-rumor

 

US convicts Romanians over scheme that hijacked 400,000 computers

Two men used malware to steal credit card data and other financial info.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/15/us-convicts-romanians-over-malware-hijack/

 

Ransomware Attack Disrupts Major Aluminum Producer

On Tuesday, the Norwegian company Norsk Hydro reported that it's global IT systems had been hit with a strain of ransomware. As a result, the company has been switching to manual operations at its factories.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367274/ransomware-attack-disrupts-major-aluminum-producer

 

Is it true that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7? What do I do?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563214/microsoft-to-stop-supporting-windows-7

 

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: Should You Upgrade? 7 Reasons

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-upgrade-ubuntu/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update

VIDEO: Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 if your computer isn't getting the update automatically once available.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-windows-10-1903-may-2019-update/

 

Study: 67 percent of hotel websites grant third parties access to personal booking data, reservations

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/study-67-percent-of-hotel-websites-grant-third-parties-access-to-personal-booking-data-reservations/

 

Create a Karaoke Party Powerhouse at Home with Your Stereo System

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

 

You can now use your Android phone as a security dongle for two-factor authentication

If you own a Pixel 3, there's a small bonus, too.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388678/you-can-now-use-your-android-phone-as-a-security-dongle-for-two-factor-authentication.html

 

Patched Windows Zero-Day Provided Full Control Over Vulnerable Systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/patched-windows-zero-day-provided-full-control-over-vulnerable-systems/

 

How to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit version of Windows 10

If you're running Windows 10 32-bit, you can upgrade to the 64-bit version with the same license, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-32-bit-64-bit-version-windows-10

 

How to convert Microsoft Office files to Google Docs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-convert-microsoft-office-files-to-google-docs

 

How to Use cURL Command in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-curl-commands-linux/

 

How to Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49827-turn-off-password-protected-sharing-windows-10-a.html

 

AT&T CEO confirms that 5G subscription plans won’t come cheap

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/att-5g-price-tiered-approach/

 

Verizon will now charge more money for in-store activations of new phones

The fee for online activations is decreasing

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18411221/verizon-activation-fee-cost-increase-in-store-online-reduction

 

Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files

You don't even have to use IE for this to be a problem.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/14/internet-explorer-file-stealing-exploit/

 

Opera for Android With Built-In VPN Now Available

Version 51 of the mobile browser launches today on Google Play and includes the free VPN beta users have been enjoying for the past month.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367276/opera-for-android-with-built-in-vpn-now-available

 

Wi-Fi hotspot finder exposes millions of passwords

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563124/wi-fi-hotspot-finder-exposes-millions-of-passwords

 

Switching From Mac to Linux? 5 Tips to Make Your Life Easier

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/switching-mac-linux-tips/

 

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings  (seems like more and more countries are banning social media)

A group that monitors internet censorship detected a blackout of services, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Instagram.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sri-lanka-blocks-social-media-after-easter-sunday-bombings-n996886

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The 5 Best Free Online Audio Editors on the Web

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-online-audio-editors/

 

How to Add Hyperlinks to Any Image in Gmail

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-image-hyperlinks-gmail/

 

Which Microsoft Edge preview channel should you choose?

There are going to be a total of four Edge channels for you to choose from, so which one is for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/which-microsoft-edge-preview-channel-should-you-choose

 

RTX on GTX: Nvidia's latest driver unlocks ray tracing on GeForce GTX graphics cards

Nvidia also released three new ray tracing tech demos.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388065/rtx-dxr-nvidia-ray-tracing-geforce-gtx-graphics-cards.html

 

The Linux Command Line: What It Is And How to Use It

Use the Linux command line like a pro

https://www.lifewire.com/identifying-and-using-linux-command-line-4588085

 

Why wireless ISPs are still necessary in the age of 5G

5G networks require more base stations than previous LTE networks, making deployment in suburban and rural communities costly. WISPs provide in remote locations using unlicensed spectrum bands.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-wireless-isps-are-still-necessary-in-the-age-of-5g/

 

How to stop automatic redirects in Chrome, Firefox, Edge browsers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-automatic-redirects-in-any-web-browser

 

Snapchat's new Android app is better, but imperfect

Will long-suffering Android users finally get their due?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/08/snapchats-new-android-app-is-better-but-imperfect/

 

A Mac user’s guide to the Google Chrome browser

Though Safari is the default browser for most mac OS users, some have to use Chrome.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3343066/a-mac-user-s-guide-to-the-google-chrome-browser.html

 

How to download older ISO versions of Windows 10

Do you need to rollback to a previous version or you prefer an older version of Windows 10? Here are the steps to do download the ISO file for any version of the OS.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-older-iso-windows-10/

 

Google Pay now automatically imports loyalty cards and tickets from Gmail

‘You won’t get more offers, it will just be easier to use them’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18390318/google-pay-gmail-import-loyalty-cards-tickets-offers

 

How to Report a Problem or Send Feedback About Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/410004/how-to-report-a-problem-or-send-feedback-about-chrome-os/

 

Elfin, aka APT33, targets U.S., Saudi Arabian firms in cyberespionage campaign

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/the-cyberespionage-group-elfin-aka-apt33-has-launched-a-heavily-targeted-campaign-against-multiple-organization-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-united-states/

 

Microsoft Discontinues Windows 10 Sets Tabbed Window Feature

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-discontinues-windows-10-sets-tabbed-window-feature/

 

You Can Now Use Google Duo on the Web

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-google-duo-web/

 

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Windows Users in 2019

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-linux-distro-for-windows-users/

 

Where's the best place to buy a replacement Xbox One power brick?

https://www.windowscentral.com/where-buy-xbox-one-power-brick

 

Intel Optane Memory H10 SSD Review: How it could speed up your next laptop

Intel's hybrid combo Optane and QLC SSD shines under heavy workloads.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3389742/intel-optane-memory-h10-ssd-review.html

 

What You Need To Switch To Linux

Everything you need to have on hand before you make the move to Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/what-you-need-to-switch-to-linux-4584472

 

How to flash a Linux ISO image to USB with Popsicle

Creating a bootable Linux USB flash drive isn't a challenge with the help of Popsicle.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-flash-a-linux-iso-image-to-usb-with-popsicle/

 

Reduce Chrome memory usage & make it use less RAM

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/reduce-chrome-memory-usage-make-it-use-less-ram

 

Twitter limits daily follows to combat spammers

Accounts will be limited to 400 follows per day.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/08/twitter-400-follows-per-day-limit/

 

Student sues Apple for $1 billion, claims face-recognition caused false arrest

https://news.yahoo.com/student-sues-apple-1-billion-132142542.html

 

MICROSOFT PAINT APP WILL CONTINUE TO BE PART OF WINDOWS 10

MS Paint won't be removed from Windows 10, at least for now, Microsoft says.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-paint-app-continue-windows-10/

 

Google will pay Louisville millions to fix roads after failed Fiber experiment

$3.84 million will be paid over the next 20 months

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18381466/google-fiber-louisville-kentucky-3-84-million-road-repair-shallow-trenching-service-cancelled

 

How to Zip or Unzip Files on a Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/409680/how-to-zip-or-unzip-files-on-a-chromebook/

 

Damages from ransomware attack on Norsk Hydro reach as high as $40M

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/damages-from-ransomware-attack-on-norsk-hydro-reach-as-high-as-40m/

 

Malvertising Campaign Abused Chrome to Hijack 500 Million iOS User Sessions

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malvertising-campaign-abused-chrome-to-hijack-500-million-ios-user-sessions/

 

How to Use Firefox Sync to Keep Your Browsing Data Synchronized

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/firefox-sync-browsing-data/

 

College Students Allegedly Ran Counterfeit iPhone Repair Scam and Made $1M

https://www.maketecheasier.com/college-students-counterfeit-iphone-repair-scam-1m/

 

Is the disc drive the only difference between Xbox One S and All-Digital Edition?

https://www.windowscentral.com/disc-drive-only-difference-between-xbox-one-s-and-all-digital-edition

 

Intel Optane: What the different Optane products are, and where you'll see them

We explain Optane Memory, Optane drives, Optane DC Persistent Memory, and Intel's new Optane Memory SSD.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3388135/everything-you-need-to-know-about-optane-right-now.html

 

8 Reasons To Make The Switch To Linux

Tired of Windows and Mac? Linux is now a pretty decent alternative to both

https://www.lifewire.com/reasons-to-switch-to-linux-4583960

 

The 5 most hacked passwords

More than 23 million people were breached after using the password 123456, according to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-5-most-hacked-passwords/

 

This publisher has been blocked from running software on your machine

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/this-publisher-has-been-blocked-from-running-software-on-your-machine

 

The Galaxy S10's fingerprint reader was thwarted by a 3D printer

It could take someone just 15 minutes to print a viable fake biometric marker.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/08/samsung-galaxy-s10-fingerprint-scanner-3d-printer/

 

How Apple’s New iPhone Threatens Verizon, AT&T

https://www.investopedia.com/news/how-apples-new-iphone-threatens-verizon-att/

 

How to Create Website Shortcut in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131332-create-website-shortcut-windows.html

 

Get destroyed by OpenAI’s masterful Dota 2 bots this weekend

You’ll also be able to play alongside the AI

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18313357/openai-five-dota-2-arena-play-against-with-bots

 

How to Control Which Apps Can Access Your iPhone’s Health Data

https://www.howtogeek.com/406075/how-to-control-which-apps-can-access-your-iphone%E2%80%99s-health-data/

 

Mozilla plugs two critical security holes in Thunderbird

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mozilla-plugs-two-critical-security-holes-in-thunderbird/

 

New Microsoft Edge to Warn Users When in Administrator Mode

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-microsoft-edge-to-warn-users-when-in-administrator-mode/

 

5 Reasons to Start Using GNOME Epiphany Web Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/epiphany-web-apps-integrate-web-desktop/

 

Chrome Update Syncs Browser to Windows Dark Mode

https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-syncs-browser-windows-dark-mode/

 

Best ASUS Motherboards in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-asus-motherboards

 

Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Got questions about security keys, authenticator apps, SMS, or iCloud? We've got all the answers

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387420/two-factor-authentication-faq-sms-authenticator-security-key-icloud.html

 

How to Install and Use StreamTuner on Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/online-radio-stations-using-streamtuner-4074392

 

How to use Firefox Send

Sending larger files doesn't get much easier than Mozilla's new service, Firefox Send.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-firefox-send/

 

Suggested replies, Meeting Insights and other intelligent features in Outlook on the Web

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/intelligent-technology-outlook-on-the-web

 

Huawei is ‘open’ to selling its 5G modems, but only to Apple

There’s no indication Apple is interested, though.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/08/huawei-open-to-selling-5g-modems-to-apple/

 

Huawei earnings show U.S. campaign is doing little to slow China's 5G giant

In a recent interview with CNBC, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei said that the U.S. has been helping advertise for the company by talking about it so much.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/huawei-earnings-show-u-s-campaign-doing-little-slow-china-n996981

 

How to Create and Restore a System Image Backup with Macrium Reflect

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61026-backup-restore-macrium-reflect.html

 

AT&T may have just signaled the end of Hulu as you know it today

AT&T just sold its stake, leaving Disney with overwhelming control

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18312068/disney-hulu-att-sells-stake-comcast-control-streaming

 

How to List All Applications on a Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/409377/how-to-list-all-applications-on-a-mac/

 

Why 2019 will prove biometrics aren’t a security “silver bullet”

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/why-2019-will-prove-biometrics-arent-a-security-silver-bullet/

 

Scranos Operation Uses Signed Rootkit to Steal Login and Payment Info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scranos-operation-uses-signed-rootkit-to-steal-login-and-payment-info/

 

How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/run-android-apps-games-linux/

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How Apple’s iCloud authentication system fails to protect your account when using a browser

Apple’s two-factor authentication turns into one-factor authentication on the web.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3387518/apple-icloud-2fa-flaws.html

 

Galaxy Fold release postponed while Samsung investigates breaking screens

Samsung says it'll announce a new release date in "the coming weeks."

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-fold-release-postponed-while-samsung-investigates-breaking-screens/

 

How to Remove Duplicate Songs From iTunes

https://www.howtogeek.com/409873/how-to-remove-duplicate-songs-from-itunes/

 

How to burn an ISO to USB in Linux

Get One Step Closer to Installing Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-burn-iso-to-usb-in-linux-4588767

 

Nighthawk

Listen to and play your favorite MP3s with the help of this the help of this simplistic, modern-looking, and unobtrusive piece of software

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/Nighthawk.shtml

 

How Do I Recycle Old Batteries?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-recycle-old-batteries-1834215406

 

How to Manage Years of Browser Bookmarks: 5 Steps to Tidiness

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-manage-17-years-of-bookmarks/

 

On Instagram, users keep a keen eye on who watches their stories

A small feature has given rise to a cat-and-mouse game for people looking to catch exes, crushes, former friends and parents looking at their posts.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/instagram-users-keep-keen-eye-who-watches-their-stories-n995596

 

16+ iPhone tips to get things done faster

A short collection of some of my favourite little iPhone tips to get things done a little quicker.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3390304/16-iphone-tips-to-get-things-done-faster.html

 

Musk predicts 1 million Tesla robotaxis on the road next year

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/videos/musk-predicts-1-million-tesla-robotaxis-on-the-road-next-year/

 

6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? This step-by-step guide will help isolate the problem.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3388016/6-steps-to-solving-your-streaming-video-problems.html?utm_date=20190412153702

 

How to View Shared Files and Folders in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/view-shared-files-windows10/

 

Massively invasive Italian spyware campaign found on Google Play

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/massively-invasive-italian-spyware-campaign-found-on-google-play/

 

Don't fall for this nasty Instagram phishing attack

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/562330/dont-fall-for-this-nasty-instagram-phishing-attack

 

TurboTax is making you hunt for its free tax filing service, says ProPublica

Taxpayers who make less than $66,000 a year can file for free, but Intuit is making it hard to find those services.

https://www.cnet.com/news/turbotax-is-making-you-hunt-for-its-free-tax-filing-service-says-propublica/

 

Scam Alert: Fake Job Recruiters Tried to Catfish Us, Here’s What Happened

https://www.howtogeek.com/410387/scam-alert-fake-job-recruiters-tried-to-catfish-us-here%E2%80%99s-what-happened/

 

How to Transfer Android Files To A Linux Desktop

Keeping Your Android Device Synced With Linux Isn’t Hard

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-transfer-android-files-to-linux-desktop-4587184

 

YouTube Dark Mode Pro

Change YouTube theme by using the theme collection or create your own by using this handy and straightforward Google Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/YouTube-Dark-Mode-Pro.shtml

 

How to Help the Victims of the Sri Lanka Bombings (Watch out for scams.  Be sure to whom you make donations to, particular if you are going to take a tax deduction.)

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-help-the-victims-of-the-sri-lanka-bombings-1834217046

 

What Is the Dark Web?

The dark web is a subsection of the internet. The name “dark web” conjures up all kinds of ideas. Is it dangerous? Do criminals lurk there? What might you find on the dark web?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-the-dark-web/

 

If You Used This App, the Passwords of the Private Wifi Networks You Connected to Leaked Online

https://gizmodo.com/if-you-used-this-app-the-password-of-the-private-wifi-1834217718

 

Thoughts on the Apple/Qualcomm settlement

Mobile bandwidth matters. And it’s going to matter more.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3389745/thoughts-on-the-apple-qualcomm-settlement.html

 

US Department of Transportation is offering $900M in grants for road repairs

Sure, $900 million sounds great, but it's not nearly enough to make a dent in the problem.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/us-dot-900-million-build-grants-roads-infrastructure/

 

6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? This step-by-step guide will help isolate the problem.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3388016/6-steps-to-solving-your-streaming-video-problems.html

 

How to Connect a Keyboard and Mouse to a PS4

https://www.maketecheasier.com/connect-keyboard-mouse-ps4/

 

Gustuff banking trojan disables Google Protect and Accessibility Service mode

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/an-android-trojan-dubbed-gustuff-was-found-to-be-capable-of-targeting-more-than-1000-global-banking-apps-cryptocurrency-and-marketplace-applications/

 

Weird Apple bug renders your key fob useless

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/562318/weird-apple-bug-renders-your-key-fob-useless

 

CIA plans to join Instagram

The intelligence agency wants to share more, but don't expect it to spill secrets.

https://www.cnet.com/news/cia-plans-to-join-instagram/

 

How to Rename Your AirPods

https://www.howtogeek.com/410020/how-to-rename-your-airpods/

 

How to Install And Use A Linux Firewall

Secure your Ubuntu desktop with the UFW firewall

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-and-use-linux-firewall-4586907

 

KCleaner

Find and remove unused files to free up space such as web browser cache or Windows installer files, optionally shred data, schedule automatic tasks, and set the PC to shut down afterward

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/KCleaner.shtml

 

Get Back Some of Inbox's Features With Darwin Mail

https://lifehacker.com/get-back-some-of-inboxs-features-with-darwin-mail-1834190031

 

5 Easy Ways to Find Out Who’s Looking for You Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-easy-ways-find-looking-online/

 

Get Better Audio Out of Your Smartphone With This Mobile Sound Gear

https://theinventory.com/get-better-audio-out-of-your-smartphone-with-this-mobil-1834173306?ks=streamshare

 

12+ essential iPad productivity tips

A short collection of iPad tips that should help you get things done more efficiently

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3388309/12-essential-ipad-productivity-tips.html

 

How to Turn On or Off Automatically Installing Suggested Apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/68217-turn-off-automatic-installation-suggested-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Got buffering or other streaming video issues? This step-by-step guide will help isolate the problem.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3388016/6-steps-to-solving-your-streaming-video-problems.html

 

Gmail Turned 15. Would Your Tech Life Be the Same without It?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gmail-turned-15/

 

Microsoft grabs APT35/Charming Kitten websites in court ordered take down

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/microsoft-grabs-apt35-charming-kitten-websites-in-court-ordered-take-down/

 

Quickly uninstall programs and apps you no longer use

https://www.komando.com/downloads/560469/quickly-uninstall-programs-and-apps-you-no-longer-use

 

AT&T settles 5G E false advertising lawsuit with Sprint

"We have amicably settled this matter."

https://www.cnet.com/news/at-t-settles-5g-e-false-advertising-lawsuit-with-sprint/

 

How to Find Your Android Phone’s IMEI Number

https://www.howtogeek.com/410215/how-to-find-your-android-phones-imei-number/

 

How to Speed Up Ubuntu 18.04

Experiencing sluggish responses? These tips will fire things up

https://www.lifewire.com/how-tohow-to-speed-up-ubuntu-18-04-4586795

 

AppCheck

Real-time, context-aware protection against ransomware wrapped in a user-friendly interface, featuring alerts and advanced tools

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Antivirus---Antispyware/AppCheck-Anti-Ransomware.shtml

 

Listen to Amazon Music or YouTube Music For Free Through a Smart Speaker

https://lifehacker.com/listen-to-amazon-music-or-youtube-music-for-free-throug-1834174961

 

The Best Dark Web Websites You Won’t Find on Google

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-dark-web-websites/

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

All the awesome things you forgot your Mac could do

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/software/operating-systems/50-best-mac-tips-tricks-and-timesavers-1310283

 

Will Apple need to spin out its services business?

Apple faces an EU anti-trust investigation. How might it respond?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3387989/will-apple-need-to-spin-out-its-services-business.html

 

How to Restore Default Apps for File Type Associations in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8703-restore-default-file-type-associations-windows-10-a.html

 

Linux Laptop Battery Optimization Tool TLP 1.2 Released

TLP 1.2 was released today after being in development for more than a year, and it brings support for NVMe, and removable drives like USB and IEEE1394 devices, support for multi queue I/O schedulers (blk-mq), and other significant enhancements.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/03/linux-battery-optimization-tool-tlp-12.html

 

Sleep-Tracking Apps and Devices May Not Indicate Quality of Sleep

https://www.maketecheasier.com/sleep-tracking-apps-devices-quality-sleep/

 

Fake U.S. State Dept. docs used in European embassy cyberattacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/email-security/fake-u-s-state-dept-docs-used-in-european-embassy-cyberattacks/

 

Bad bots can now mimic humans

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/562942/bots-mimicking-humans-2

 

Nest vs. Ring vs. Abode vs. SimpliSafe: The smart home security systems with the best privacy

Are those wireless signals encrypted? Is anyone watching those video clips? We asked all of the top providers -- here's what they said.

https://www.cnet.com/news/home-security-systems-video-doorbells-user-privacy-data-security-abode-adt-comcast-nest-ring-simplisafe/

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Apple had to settle its Qualcomm dispute to make a 5G iPhone

Analysis: Even though

(All "more FYI's" are made on a Chromebook)

 

Apple had to settle its Qualcomm dispute to make a 5G iPhone

Analysis: Even though Apple may win by getting a 5G iPhone to customers sooner than most people anticipated, it lost by settling with a company it loathes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/apple/apple-had-settle-its-qualcomm-dispute-make-5g-iphone-n995486

 

7 Apps to Get Rid of Annoying Ads on Your Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-annoying-ads-on-android/

 

How to Adjust Your Google Calendar to Start on Monday

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-adjust-your-google-calendar-to-start-on-monday-1833872220

 

How to measure your heart rate (with these devices)

How, when and why to measure your pulse.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/how-to-measure-your-heart-rate/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

What’s New in Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo,” Available Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/411278/whats-new-in-ubuntu-19.04-disco-dingo-available-now/

 

Upgrade your graphics card with Sapphire's Radeon Pulse RX Vega 56 on sale for $300

Bump up the settings to ultra.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-sapphire-11276-02-40-g-radeon-pulse-rx-vega-56-8-gb-graphics-card

 

The massive Google shift you probably haven't noticed

Google is quietly repositioning the very foundation of its business — and if you aren't watching closely, this monumental move might be easy to miss.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3389980/google-shift.html

 

How to Connect to Xfinity Wi-Fi

Sign on and get free Wi-Fi at a hotspot

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-to-xfinity-wifi-4589271

 

CSS Exfil Protection browser extension offers CSS Exfil vulnerability attack

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/css-exfil-protection-browser-extension-offers-css-exfil-attack-protection

 

Google confirms its Pixelbook group has new laptops and tablets inbound

An earlier report suggested Google was shifting away from new hardware

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18303811/google-confirms-pixelbook-pixel-slate-group-has-new-laptops-and-tablets-inbound

 

Seven Google Maps Alternatives and Why They’re Better

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/seven-google-maps-alternatives-and-why-theyre-better/

 

First look at Firefox Lockbox for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/26/first-look-at-firefox-lockbox-for-android/

 

Build Better Smartphone Habits With 8 Home Screen Tweaks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/better-smartphone-habits-home-screen-tweaks/

 

Hardentools

Harden your computer's security by disabling multiple Windows, Office and Acrobat Reader features at once, such as macros, ActiveX, autorun and autoplay

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Hardentools.shtml

 

How to find files in macOS using the Leap, Fresh, and Yep apps

Ironic Software's trio of search tools are designed to make it easier to find files on a Mac. But how do they work? Erik Eckel takes a look.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-find-files-in-macos-using-the-leap-fresh-and-yep-apps/

 

Albany, N.Y. hit with ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/albany-n-y-hit-with-ransomware-attack/

 

7 DIY tools for fixing Microsoft Windows

https://www.komando.com/columns/562568/diy-7-tools-for-fixing-windows-problems

 

Free Tools to Check SD Card Speed and Capacity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-sd-card-speed-capacity/

 

How to Find and Download Missing MySpace Music

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-and-download-some-missing-myspace-music-1833841188

 

Galaxy Fold screens are breaking and there's a delay: Everything you need to know

The Galaxy Fold's problems are mounting. Here's everything that's going on.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/galaxy-fold-screens-are-breaking-and-theres-a-delay-everything-you-need-to-know/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Change the Wallpaper and Theme on Your Google Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/409401/how-to-change-the-wallpaper-and-theme-on-your-google-chromebook/

 

Best Podcast Apps for Windows 10

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

 

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3025709/how-to-protect-your-privacy-in-windows-10.html

 

How to Set Up SSH Key Authentication On Linux

How to make your Secure Shell connections even more secure

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-ssh-key-authentication-on-linux-4584402

 

How to install extensions on Microsoft Edge from Chrome Web Store

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-extensions-on-edge-from-chrome-web-store

 

AT&T boasts about 5G service in 19 cities, but there’s still no phone that can use it

Not until Samsung and Verizon’s S10 exclusivity ends or AT&T widely launches its 5G hotspot

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18303494/att-5g-service-19-cities-verizon-samsung-s10-exclusivity-tmobile-hot-spot

 

How to Schedule Your Messages in Gmail to Send Later

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/schedule-your-messages-in-gmail-to-send-later/

 

Firefox gets a User Scripts API

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/27/firefox-support-user-scripts-api/

 

The 7 Best Timer Apps for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beautiful-interesting-versatile-timer-apps-android/

 

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 install the OPNsense Firewall/Router distribution

Need a dedicated firewall appliance? OPNsense is a free, open-source solution, ready to protect your network from intrusion.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-the-opnsense-firewallrouter-linux-distribution/

 

2M credit cards exposed in Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood parent company breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/2m-credit-cards-exposed-in-buca-di-beppo-earl-of-sandwich-planet-hollywood-parent-company-breach/

 

10 things you should never do online

https://www.komando.com/tips/557071/st-things-you-should-never-do-online

 

Un-Hider

Un-Hider is a tool that can be used to unhide files and folders hidden by viruses from your devices such as pen drives, SD cards, HDD, and so on.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/un-hider/

 

How Do I Hide My Neighbors' Wifi Networks?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-hide-my-neighbors-wifi-networks-1833806819

 

Beware of scammers when donating to Notre Dame relief efforts

Not everyone on the internet has honorable intentions when asking for your money.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/beware-of-scammers-when-donating-to-notre-dame-relief-efforts/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Create an Alias for Your iCloud Email Address

https://www.howtogeek.com/410539/how-to-create-an-alias-for-your-icloud-email-address/

 

Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update with media casting, more

You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-dev-channel-gets-first-weekly-update-media-casting-more

 

What's new in Windows 10 version 1903? | TECH(talk)

https://www.computerworld.com/video/94547/whats-new-in-windows-10-version-1903-tech-talk

 

How to find open apps in GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Cinnamon

Don't let minimized apps trip you up on GNOME, KDE Plasma, or Cinnamon

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-find-open-apps-gnome-kde-plasma-cinnamon-4589212

 

Microsoft Office vs OpenOffice vs LibreOffice: Which one is better?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-office-vs-open-office-vs-libreoffice-which-one-is-better

 

Apple rumored to add official iPad external display support in macOS 10.15

Use your iPad as a second screen

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18407449/apple-ipad-external-display-support-macos-10-15-rumor

 

How to Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/128622-switch-out-s-mode-windows-10-free.html

 

Bidvoy: the value of products based on eBay data

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/26/bidvoy-the-value-of-products-based-on-ebay-data/

 

The Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-chrome-shortcuts-pdf/

 

Dr.WEB CureIt!

Portable anti-malware tool based on the Dr.WEB engine, which can run express scans to find and neutralize threats, featuring a quarantine manager

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Dr-WEB-CureIt.shtml

 

Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers—two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and users need to know about two-factor authentication.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/two-factor-authentication-cheat-sheet/

 

Toyota reports second breach in five weeks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/toyota-reports-second-breach-in-five-weeks/

 

5 tips to prevent cyber attacks

https://www.komando.com/small-business/560914/5-tips-to-prevent-cyber-attacks

 

Turn Your Android Phone into a Hi-Res Audio Player

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-android-phone-into-hi-res-audio-player/

 

Remove Stalkerware From Your Devices With Kaspersky's Software

https://lifehacker.com/remove-stalkerware-from-your-devices-with-kasperskys-so-1833784847

 

Will Galaxy Fold screen flap derail the foldable phone revolution? (The 3:59, Ep. 547)

Samsung delays two Galaxy Fold events. We also delve into OnePlus 7 rumors and look back at the GameBoy.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/will-galaxy-fold-screen-flap-derail-the-foldable-phone-revolution-the-359-ep-547/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Change Whether New iMessage Conversations Use Your Phone Number or Email Address

https://www.howtogeek.com/410038/how-to-change-whether-new-imessage-conversations-use-your-phone-number-or-email-address/

 

How to recalibrate the battery in your Windows 10 laptop

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-calibrate-battery-your-windows-10-laptop

 

Here's an easier way to block the IE XXE zero day security hole

Many well-intentioned people recommend you disable/uninstall Internet Explorer right now to guard against a newly published zero day. It turns out there’s a much simpler way to fix the problem, as long as you don’t rely on MHT files. Here's how.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3390200/heres-an-easier-way-to-block-the-ie-xxe-zero-day-security-hole.html

 

How to log into GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Cinnamon

Sometimes you have to know exactly where to start

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-log-into-gnome-kde-plasma-cinnamon-4589068

 

Microsoft account problem, We need you to fix your Microsoft account

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-account-problem-we-need-you-to-fix-your-microsoft-account

 

Razer’s new Core X Chroma graphics enclosure offers multicolor lighting and Gigabit Ethernet

And it comes with extra USB Type-A ports

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18306368/razer-core-x-chroma-graphics-enclosure-multicolor-lighting-gigabit-ethernet-price-features

 

Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/52676-macrium-viboot-create-virtual-machine-using-macrium-image.html

 

How to block WhatsApp media from appearing in Android's gallery

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/25/how-to-block-whatsapp-media-from-appearing-in-androids-gallery/

 

Why Targeted Ads Are a Serious Threat to Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/targeted-ads-threat-privacy/

 

Macrium Reflect Free Edition

Create an exact image of partitions on your hard disk in order to easily recover from system failures without loosing important data

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Macrium-Reflect-Free-Edition.shtml

 

How to delete the Windows 10 paging file on every shutdown

A simple tweak of the Windows 10 Registry file can eliminate one often overlooked security concern.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-delete-the-windows-10-paging-file-on-every-shut-down/

 

Microsoft researchers find NSA-style backdoor in Huawei laptops

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-defender-advanced-threat-protection-atp-service-featured-in-windows-version-1809-discovered-an-nsa-inspired-backdoor-vulnerability-in-huawei-laptops/

 

Surf the net privately and securely

https://www.komando.com/apps/462144/use-public-wifi-safely-vpn

 

WunderMail for Gmail

WunderMail is a beautiful mail app especially created for the use of Gmail. By using the latest Fluent Design principles, WunderMail perfectly combines the user experience of Gmail with the lock and feel of Windows 10.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/wundermail-for-gmail/

 

iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you delete it?

That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3388219/iphone-other-storage-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-delete-it.html?utm_date=20190412153015

 

Apple may win by getting a 5G iPhone to customers sooner than most people anticipated, it lost by settling with a company it loathes.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/apple/apple-had-settle-its-qualcomm-dispute-make-5g-iphone-n995486

 

7 Apps to Get Rid of Annoying Ads on Your Android Device

https://www.maketecheasier.com/disable-annoying-ads-on-android/

 

How to Adjust Your Google Calendar to Start on Monday

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-adjust-your-google-calendar-to-start-on-monday-1833872220

 

How to measure your heart rate (with these devices)

How, when and why to measure your pulse.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/how-to-measure-your-heart-rate/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

What’s New in Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo,” Available Now

https://www.howtogeek.com/411278/whats-new-in-ubuntu-19.04-disco-dingo-available-now/

 

Upgrade your graphics card with Sapphire's Radeon Pulse RX Vega 56 on sale for $300

Bump up the settings to ultra.

https://www.windowscentral.com/thrifter-deal-sapphire-11276-02-40-g-radeon-pulse-rx-vega-56-8-gb-graphics-card

 

The massive Google shift you probably haven't noticed

Google is quietly repositioning the very foundation of its business — and if you aren't watching closely, this monumental move might be easy to miss.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3389980/google-shift.html

 

How to Connect to Xfinity Wi-Fi

Sign on and get free Wi-Fi at a hotspot

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-to-xfinity-wifi-4589271

 

CSS Exfil Protection browser extension offers CSS Exfil vulnerability attack

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/css-exfil-protection-browser-extension-offers-css-exfil-attack-protection

 

Google confirms its Pixelbook group has new laptops and tablets inbound

An earlier report suggested Google was shifting away from new hardware

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18303811/google-confirms-pixelbook-pixel-slate-group-has-new-laptops-and-tablets-inbound

 

Seven Google Maps Alternatives and Why They’re Better

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/seven-google-maps-alternatives-and-why-theyre-better/

 

First look at Firefox Lockbox for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/26/first-look-at-firefox-lockbox-for-android/

 

Build Better Smartphone Habits With 8 Home Screen Tweaks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/better-smartphone-habits-home-screen-tweaks/

 

Hardentools

Harden your computer's security by disabling multiple Windows, Office and Acrobat Reader features at once, such as macros, ActiveX, autorun and autoplay

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Hardentools.shtml

 

How to find files in macOS using the Leap, Fresh, and Yep apps

Ironic Software's trio of search tools are designed to make it easier to find files on a Mac. But how do they work? Erik Eckel takes a look.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-find-files-in-macos-using-the-leap-fresh-and-yep-apps/

 

Albany, N.Y. hit with ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/albany-n-y-hit-with-ransomware-attack/

 

7 DIY tools for fixing Microsoft Windows

https://www.komando.com/columns/562568/diy-7-tools-for-fixing-windows-problems

 

Free Tools to Check SD Card Speed and Capacity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-sd-card-speed-capacity/

 

How to Find and Download Missing MySpace Music

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-and-download-some-missing-myspace-music-1833841188

 

Galaxy Fold screens are breaking and there's a delay: Everything you need to know

The Galaxy Fold's problems are mounting. Here's everything that's going on.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/galaxy-fold-screens-are-breaking-and-theres-a-delay-everything-you-need-to-know/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Change the Wallpaper and Theme on Your Google Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/409401/how-to-change-the-wallpaper-and-theme-on-your-google-chromebook/

 

Best Podcast Apps for Windows 10

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

 

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3025709/how-to-protect-your-privacy-in-windows-10.html

 

How to Set Up SSH Key Authentication On Linux

How to make your Secure Shell connections even more secure

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-ssh-key-authentication-on-linux-4584402

 

How to install extensions on Microsoft Edge from Chrome Web Store

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-extensions-on-edge-from-chrome-web-store

 

AT&T boasts about 5G service in 19 cities, but there’s still no phone that can use it

Not until Samsung and Verizon’s S10 exclusivity ends or AT&T widely launches its 5G hotspot

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/9/18303494/att-5g-service-19-cities-verizon-samsung-s10-exclusivity-tmobile-hot-spot

 

How to Schedule Your Messages in Gmail to Send Later

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/schedule-your-messages-in-gmail-to-send-later/

 

Firefox gets a User Scripts API

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/27/firefox-support-user-scripts-api/

 

The 7 Best Timer Apps for Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/beautiful-interesting-versatile-timer-apps-android/

 

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 install the OPNsense Firewall/Router distribution

Need a dedicated firewall appliance? OPNsense is a free, open-source solution, ready to protect your network from intrusion.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-the-opnsense-firewallrouter-linux-distribution/

 

2M credit cards exposed in Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood parent company breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/2m-credit-cards-exposed-in-buca-di-beppo-earl-of-sandwich-planet-hollywood-parent-company-breach/

 

10 things you should never do online

https://www.komando.com/tips/557071/st-things-you-should-never-do-online

 

Un-Hider

Un-Hider is a tool that can be used to unhide files and folders hidden by viruses from your devices such as pen drives, SD cards, HDD, and so on.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/un-hider/

 

How Do I Hide My Neighbors' Wifi Networks?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-hide-my-neighbors-wifi-networks-1833806819

 

Beware of scammers when donating to Notre Dame relief efforts

Not everyone on the internet has honorable intentions when asking for your money.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/beware-of-scammers-when-donating-to-notre-dame-relief-efforts/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Create an Alias for Your iCloud Email Address

https://www.howtogeek.com/410539/how-to-create-an-alias-for-your-icloud-email-address/

 

Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update with media casting, more

You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-dev-channel-gets-first-weekly-update-media-casting-more

 

What's new in Windows 10 version 1903? | TECH(talk)

https://www.computerworld.com/video/94547/whats-new-in-windows-10-version-1903-tech-talk

 

How to find open apps in GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Cinnamon

Don't let minimized apps trip you up on GNOME, KDE Plasma, or Cinnamon

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-find-open-apps-gnome-kde-plasma-cinnamon-4589212

 

Microsoft Office vs OpenOffice vs LibreOffice: Which one is better?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-office-vs-open-office-vs-libreoffice-which-one-is-better

 

Apple rumored to add official iPad external display support in macOS 10.15

Use your iPad as a second screen

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18407449/apple-ipad-external-display-support-macos-10-15-rumor

 

How to Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/128622-switch-out-s-mode-windows-10-free.html

 

Bidvoy: the value of products based on eBay data

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/26/bidvoy-the-value-of-products-based-on-ebay-data/

 

The Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-chrome-shortcuts-pdf/

 

Dr.WEB CureIt!

Portable anti-malware tool based on the Dr.WEB engine, which can run express scans to find and neutralize threats, featuring a quarantine manager

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Dr-WEB-CureIt.shtml

 

Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers—two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and users need to know about two-factor authentication.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/two-factor-authentication-cheat-sheet/

 

Toyota reports second breach in five weeks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/toyota-reports-second-breach-in-five-weeks/

 

5 tips to prevent cyber attacks

https://www.komando.com/small-business/560914/5-tips-to-prevent-cyber-attacks

 

Turn Your Android Phone into a Hi-Res Audio Player

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-android-phone-into-hi-res-audio-player/

 

Remove Stalkerware From Your Devices With Kaspersky's Software

https://lifehacker.com/remove-stalkerware-from-your-devices-with-kasperskys-so-1833784847

 

Will Galaxy Fold screen flap derail the foldable phone revolution? (The 3:59, Ep. 547)

Samsung delays two Galaxy Fold events. We also delve into OnePlus 7 rumors and look back at the GameBoy.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/will-galaxy-fold-screen-flap-derail-the-foldable-phone-revolution-the-359-ep-547/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjLnVhPTEmaTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0maTEwYy5kdj0xNQ%3d%3d&i10c.dv=15

 

How to Change Whether New iMessage Conversations Use Your Phone Number or Email Address

https://www.howtogeek.com/410038/how-to-change-whether-new-imessage-conversations-use-your-phone-number-or-email-address/

 

How to recalibrate the battery in your Windows 10 laptop

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-calibrate-battery-your-windows-10-laptop

 

Here's an easier way to block the IE XXE zero day security hole

Many well-intentioned people recommend you disable/uninstall Internet Explorer right now to guard against a newly published zero day. It turns out there’s a much simpler way to fix the problem, as long as you don’t rely on MHT files. Here's how.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3390200/heres-an-easier-way-to-block-the-ie-xxe-zero-day-security-hole.html

 

How to log into GNOME, KDE Plasma, and Cinnamon

Sometimes you have to know exactly where to start

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-log-into-gnome-kde-plasma-cinnamon-4589068

 

Microsoft account problem, We need you to fix your Microsoft account

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-account-problem-we-need-you-to-fix-your-microsoft-account

 

Razer’s new Core X Chroma graphics enclosure offers multicolor lighting and Gigabit Ethernet

And it comes with extra USB Type-A ports

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18306368/razer-core-x-chroma-graphics-enclosure-multicolor-lighting-gigabit-ethernet-price-features

 

Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/52676-macrium-viboot-create-virtual-machine-using-macrium-image.html

 

How to block WhatsApp media from appearing in Android's gallery

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/25/how-to-block-whatsapp-media-from-appearing-in-androids-gallery/

 

Why Targeted Ads Are a Serious Threat to Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/targeted-ads-threat-privacy/

 

Macrium Reflect Free Edition

Create an exact image of partitions on your hard disk in order to easily recover from system failures without loosing important data

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Macrium-Reflect-Free-Edition.shtml

 

How to delete the Windows 10 paging file on every shutdown

A simple tweak of the Windows 10 Registry file can eliminate one often overlooked security concern.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-delete-the-windows-10-paging-file-on-every-shut-down/

 

Microsoft researchers find NSA-style backdoor in Huawei laptops

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-defender-advanced-threat-protection-atp-service-featured-in-windows-version-1809-discovered-an-nsa-inspired-backdoor-vulnerability-in-huawei-laptops/

 

Surf the net privately and securely

https://www.komando.com/apps/462144/use-public-wifi-safely-vpn

 

WunderMail for Gmail

WunderMail is a beautiful mail app especially created for the use of Gmail. By using the latest Fluent Design principles, WunderMail perfectly combines the user experience of Gmail with the lock and feel of Windows 10.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/software/wundermail-for-gmail/

 

iPhone Other storage: What is it and how do you delete it?

That significant Other filling up all your iPhone storage? Here’s what you can do about it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3388219/iphone-other-storage-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-delete-it.html?utm_date=20190412153015

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