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Dell laptops and desktops vulnerable to remote attack

https://mashable.com/article/dell-laptops-and-desktops-vulnerable-to-remote-attack/

 

Multiple reports say AirPods 3 with brand new features will be released this year

https://bgr.com/2019/04/24/airpods-3-release-date-set-for-the-second-half-of-2019-report-says/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903, MAY 2019 UPDATE: ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 5/1: Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update, is expected to rollout at the end of May, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

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

 

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/

 

Couldn’t open PDF in Edge, Something’s keeping this PDF from the opening

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/couldnt-open-pdf-in-edge-somethings-keeping-this-pdf-from-the-opening

 

RobbinHood Ransomware Claims It's Protecting Your Privacy

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

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Everything you need to know

Changes are coming to Windows 10 with the release of version 1903 that affect everyday users and IT decision makers. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-may-2019-update-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

The Mac Terminal Commands Cheat Sheet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mac-terminal-commands-cheat-sheet/

 

Millions of Americans Will No Longer Receive an Essential Social Security Document in the Mail. Here’s Where to Find It Online

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/millions-americans-no-longer-receive-143050240.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

Wireless vs. Wired Phone Charging: Which Is Better?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/wireless-vs-wired-charging/

 

How to Disable or Fix “Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service” Causing High CPU Usage?

Changing the default browser used to be simple -- and then along came malware. It's still easy to change the default browser; it's just different.

One of the changes in Windows 10 as compared to previous versions of Windows is how to change default programs, including web browsers.

Changing the default web browser in Windows 10 is pretty simple; it’s just different than it once was.

I’ll explain the reasoning, but first I’ll show you how.

https://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-or-fix-microsoft-software-protection-plat-form-service-causing-high-cpu-usage/

 

How Do I Change My Default Web Browser in Windows 10?

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-my-default-web-browser-in-windows-10/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8TNs5kCTpdfbL

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Simple changes make Microsoft's OS run smoother

The latest Windows 10 feature update is almost here. This is our review.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-review

 

SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

This $60 Wi-Fi water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3390987/simplesence-home-leak-freeze-detector-review.html

 

What is an APN, and How Do I Change it on my Android Phone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/404803/what-is-an-apn-and-how-do-i-change-it-on-my-android-phone/

 

How to make sure you don't go over data when you stream at home

https://www.komando.com/tips/557081/how-to-make-sure-you-dont-go-over-data-when-you-stream-at-home

 

Most People Know Little About VR

The knowledge and use of virtual reality, particularly for gaming, is growing, but the hurdles like cost, fear of isolation in a VR world, and motion sickness are prevalent.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367446/despite-gains-most-people-know-little-about-vr-or-would-use

 

iOS 13 will reportedly bring the iPad a step closer to replacing laptops

https://bgr.com/2019/04/23/ios-13-mouse-support-ipad/

 

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/

 

Machines running popular AV software go unresponsive after Microsoft Windows update

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

 

What is wab.exe file on my Windows? Is it malware?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-wab-exe-file-on-my-windows

 

Bill Introduced to Protect the Privacy Rights of Americans

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

 

Hackers impersonate Microsoft more than any other brand in phishing attacks

Phishers tend to focus on business during the week, social media and finance on the weekend, according to a Vade Secure report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hackers-impersonate-microsoft-more-than-any-other-brand-in-phishing-attacks/

 

Spark Is the Best Google Inbox Alternative: 11 Reasons Why It’s Worth a Look

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/spark-best-google-inbox-alternative/

 

Forget UPS: Here's Who's Really at Risk as Amazon Expands Its Shipping Reach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/forget-ups-apos-apos-really-160500264.html

 

Should You Use Firefox Forks?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/should-you-use-firefox-forks/

 

[Firefox Fix] All Existing Add-ons got Disabled, Can’t Install New Extensions

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-fix-all-existing-add-ons-got-disabled-cant-install-new-extensions/

 

What’s a Browser Cache? How Do I Clear It? Why Would I Want To?

"Clear your browser cache" is the first response tech people give when you encounter webpage problems. We'll look at why that is and how to clear the cache.

The browser cache appears in more answers than questions, but often causes even more questions.

Even while following instructions to empty the cache, many people aren’t clear on what this piece of magic really is, or why clearing the cache does anything at all.

Let’s review what the browser cache is and why it exists. I’ll also point you to steps to clear it in Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, and try to dream up some reasons why that sometimes helps.

https://askleo.com/whats_a_browser_cache_how_do_i_clear_it_and_why_would_i_want_to/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8TNs5kCTpdfbL

 

Windows 8.1 MSN apps to be discontinued on June 3

Time to bid adieu.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-81-msn-apps-be-discontinued-june-3

 

Best smart sprinkler controller

Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220478/best-smart-sprinkler-controller.html

 

What Is Wireless HDMI and Should You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/405463/what-is-wireless-hdmi-and-should-you-use-it/

 

5 reasons you should be using a VPN now

https://www.komando.com/tips/537967/5-reasons-you-should-be-using-a-vpn-now

 

Microsoft Seizes 99 Domains Used in Iranian Phishing Attacks

A group of suspected Iranian hackers created domains that appeared to be Microsoft URLs, but they were actually scam sites intended to install malware and scoop up passwords.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367461/microsoft-seizes-99-domains-used-in-iranian-phishing-attacks

 

New leak reveals Apple’s final iPhone 11 Max design, and it’s much better than we thought

https://bgr.com/2019/04/29/iphone-11-leaks-2019-iphone-11-max-photos-specs/

 

How to download the Windows 10 ISO onto a USB drive using Rufus

Rufus can now download the ISO file and create a bootable USB flash driver to install any version of Windows 10, including Windows 8.1.

https://pureinfotech.com/download-windows-10-iso-create-bootable-usb-rufus/

 

Unauthorized party muscles its way into Bodybuilding.com’s systems

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/unauthorized-party-muscles-its-way-into-bodybuilding-coms-systems/

 

Firefox fixes bug which prevented existing and new add-ons from running

https://news.thewindowsclub.com/mozilla-bug-add-ons-from-running-94763/

 

Sextortion Scammers Change Tactics to Bypass Spam Protection

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sextortion-scammers-change-tactics-to-bypass-spam-protection/

 

How to create and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides offline

Learn how to create and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides without an internet connection in Chrome or on Android and iOS devices.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-create-and-edit-google-docs-sheets-and-slides-offline/

 

Make Linux Look Like Windows 10 With These Tips and Tweaks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-linux-look-like-windows/

 

Microsoft Is Taking a Disproportionate Share of Cloud Growth, VP Guthrie Says

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/microsoft-taking-disproportionate-share-cloud-225348438.html

 

Recovery Toolbox for Access, Vital Tool If You Rely on Microsoft Access

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-access-review/

 

This week in tech history: Microsoft announces its first 'real' laptop

The Surface Laptop feels like it's been around for a lot longer than just two years.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/04/this-week-in-tech-history-microsoft-surface-laptop/?yptr=yahoo

 

How Can I Tell If a Download is Safe?

Checking whether a download is safe before you download it is nearly impossible. Your best defense is your own skepticism plus anti-malware tools to check what you choose to download.

https://askleo.com/how-can-i-tell-if-a-download-is-safe/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8TNs5kCTpdfbL

 

How to troubleshoot and fix Windows 10 blue screen errors

If you're getting a blue screen on your PC, in this guide, we'll help you to troubleshoot and quickly fix the issue on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-troubleshoot-blue-screen-errors-windows-10

 

Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

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

https://www.techhive.com/article/3172540/best-surge-protector.html

 

What Is a Monitor’s Response Time, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.howtogeek.com/405903/what-is-a-monitors-response-time-and-why-does-it-matter/

 

5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs

https://www.komando.com/tips/554182/5-sites-to-get-free-tv-without-any-streaming-costs

 

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/367301/apple-airpods-2nd-generation

 

Huge new iPhone 11 leak reminds us how much better Apple is at hardware than Android vendors

https://bgr.com/2019/04/26/iphone-11-leaks-2019-photos-show-iphone-xi-design/

 

WHAT’S WINDOWS 10 MAY 2019 UPDATE, VERSION 1903, AND WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE?

Windows 10's next major release, the "May 2019 Update," — codenamed "19H1"— is rolling out soon, and here's all the info you need to know.

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

 

Everything is hackable: The crowd is here to help

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/everything-is-hackable-the-crowd-is-here-to-help/

 

Free Anonymous File Sharing Services – Share files without creating an account

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-anonymous-file-sharing-services-which-allow-you-to-share-files-without-creating-an-account

 

Tax Fraud and ID Theft Services Getting Cheaper on the Dark Web

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/tax-fraud-and-id-theft-services-getting-cheaper-on-the-dark-web/

 

Why consumers still don't trust IoT devices

Privacy and security concerns frequently drive consumer smart device buying decisions, according to an Internet Society and Consumers International report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-consumers-still-dont-trust-iot-devices/

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-drive-from-your-windows-cd/

 

A glitch is breaking all Firefox extensions

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/03/a-glitch-is-breaking-all-firefox-extensions/?yptr=yahoo

 

Despite Rise in Facial Recognition, Apple Isn’t Giving Up on Touch ID

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-touch-id-in-display/

 

Berkshire Meeting Offers Glimpse of Post-Buffett Leadership

Buffett Slams Private Equity for Inflated Returns, Debt Reliance

The Oracle of Omaha Talks About Buybacks, Kraft Heinz and Amazon

Berkshire's Munger Says Not Buying Google Was a Mistake

https://www.bloomberg.com/

 

The Best Power Strips for All Your Stupid Power Bricks

https://www.reviewgeek.com/13521/the-best-power-strips-for-all-your-stupid-power-bricks/

 

Microsoft promises increased transparency and control over data it collects

Microsoft hopes categorizing required and optional data, along with thorough explanations of why it collects specific data, will increase transparency and control.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-promises-increased-transparency-and-control-over-data-it-collects

 

Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3138905/best-water-leak-detectors-for-smart-homes.html

 

What Are USB Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 2×2?

https://www.howtogeek.com/406199/what-are-usb-gen-1-gen-2-and-gen-2x2/

 

How to delete and remove cookies from Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari

https://www.komando.com/tips/553884/how-to-delete-and-remove-cookies-from-chrome-firefox-edge-and-safari

 

Office Depot, Support.com Fined $35M for Tricking Consumers

The FTC found both companies worked together and deceived consumers into purchasing tech repair services for malware infections based on how they answered a question.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367477/office-depot-support-com-fined-35m-for-tricking-consumers

 

Google is testing a new Maps feature that has nothing to do with navigation

https://bgr.com/2019/05/03/google-maps-features-food-photos-show-up-under-popular-dishes/

 

How to free up space on your iPhone or iPad

https://mashable.com/article/how-free-up-space-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

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Quick poll: where do you get your tech news?

News reporting has been reinvented by the web, social media and the never-ending race for clicks. So how do you get your news?

https://www.alphr.com/life-culture/1010403/quick-poll-where-do-you-get-your-tech-news

 

FBI fielded roughly $2.7 billion worth of Internet crime complaints in 2018

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fbi-fielded-roughly-2-7-billion-worth-of-internet-crime-complaints-in-2018/

 

Killing comments won't cure our toxic internet culture

But moderating them more aggressively might.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/turn-off-comments-wont-fix-internet/

 

YouTube sets a goal of having half of trending videos coming from its own site

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/youtube-sets-a-goal-of-having-half-of-trending-videos-coming-from-its-own-site/

 

iPhone XS: Where to find the battery percentage

Do you obsess over your iPhone's battery level? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/iphone-xs-where-to-find-the-battery-percentage/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

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/

 

[TIPS] How to Take Great Smartphone Pictures

https://askbobrankin.com/tips_how_to_take_great_smartphone_pictures.html

 

We love the ultra-fast, ultra-spacious 1TB Samsung T5 portable SSD, and it's cheaper than ever

Fast, spacious, and portable SSD storage for cheap. Why compromise?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3393438/we-love-the-ultra-fast-ultra-spacious-1tb-samsung-t5-portable-ssd-and-its-cheaper-than-ever.html

 

ROBOCALLS ARE GETTING WORSE — HOW DO WE STOP THEM?

Hint: it’s a little bit of everything

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/3/18525784/robocalls-spam-calls-solutions-comcast-at-t-t-mobile-stir-shaken-scam-john-legere-telecom

 

5G disruption. How will 5G change our life & the world?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/5g-disruption-how-will-5g-change-our-life-the-world

 

The 6 Best Microcontroller Boards for All Levels

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-microcontroller-boards/

 

How Often Does Google Update Chrome?

https://www.howtogeek.com/412066/how-often-is-google-chrome-updated/

 

How AI Is Changing the PC

Dell Technologies' SVP of Experience Design, Ed Boyd, says AI, collaboration, and immersion will change how PCs look and work.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/367401/how-ai-is-changing-the-pc

 

Should you buy a laptop with 8th-gen or 9th-gen Core CPU? It's all about cores and clocks

Other than Core i9, the rest of the 9th-gen lineup offers just incremental improvements.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390994/intel-8th-gen-vs-9th-gen-core-cpu-which-should-you-buy.html

 

Flashpoint: Our site was not dishing malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/flashpoint-our-site-was-not-dishing-malware/

 

Firefox disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired (updated)

As of 7 AM ET on Saturday morning, a fix is now rolling out.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/firefox-extension-add-on-cert/

 

Services really are becoming a bigger part of Apple’s business

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/services-really-are-becoming-a-bigger-part-of-apples-business/

 

iPhone XS: 9 biggest annoyances and how to fix them

There tips might make you love your iPhone XS, XS Max and XR more.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/iphone-xs-9-biggest-annoyances-and-how-to-fix-them/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

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/

 

How to Report a Spammer (and how NOT to)

https://askbobrankin.com/how_to_report_a_spammer_and_how_not_to.html

 

Gigabyte's overclocked version of the kick-ass GeForce GTX 1660 drops under $200

Newegg is selling the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 for $199 today with a checkout code.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3393200/gigabytes-overclocked-version-of-the-kick-ass-geforce-gtx-1660-drops-under-200.html

 

PSA: If you’ve got a Dell computer, you might want to fix this now

The irony is rich

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/3/18528822/dell-support-assist-security-vulnerability-flaw-hackers

 

AnyTrans will wirelessly transfer content between Android and Windows

https://reviews.thewindowsclub.com/anytrans-will-wirelessly-transfer-content-between-android-and-windows

 

Will the Nvidia Jetson Nano Replace the Raspberry Pi?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/will-nvidia-jetson-nano-replace-raspberry-pi/

 

How to Lock Text Boxes in Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/398817/how-to-lock-text-boxes-in-word/

 

FTC Bans 4 Companies for Making Billions of Robocalls

The illegal calls pitched fake charities and Google search services among other things, all of which violates the FTC Act, Telemarketing Sales Rule, and Do Not Call.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367465/ftc-bans-four-companies-for-making-billions-of-robocalls

 

AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part

Normally, new GPUs start at the top, declining in price and performance over time. Not Navi.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3391215/amd-upends-gpu-tradition-by-launching-navi-as-a-lower-end-part.html

 

Washington state legislature passes data breach law, but punts on privacy law

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/washington-state-legislature-passes-data-breach-law-but-punts-on-privacy-law/

 

Dell's pre-installed software left PCs open to hijacking

The SupportAssist tool has been patched -- make sure you have the latest version.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/supportassist-dell-vulnerability-windows/

 

Why women are indefinitely sharing their locations

Women are throwing caution to the wind around data collection in exchange for reassurance that someone trusted is watching

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/why-women-are-indefinitely-sharing-their-locations/

 

How to hide cables, clean your screen and organize your TV system

Is your television drowning in cable clutter and smudgy fingerprints? Time for five spring cleaning tips.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/how-to-hide-cables-clean-your-screen-and-organize-your-tv-system/?i10c.encReferrer

 

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/

 

Geekly Update - 01 May 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_01_may_2019.html

 

Upgrade to no-compromises 1080p gaming with XFX's Radeon 590 Fatboy for just $200 today

This is one big card, but if you have room for the triple-slot XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy today's price is worth a look.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3392837/upgrade-to-no-compromises-1080p-gaming-with-xfxs-radeon-590-fatboy-for-just-200-today.html

 

Police just took down a massive dark web marketplace in Germany

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/3/18528211/wall-street-market-silkkitie-valhalla-dark-web-takedown-police-germany

 

How to Crop, Rotate and Add Border colors to Images in Google Docs

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/crop-rotate-and-add-border-colors-to-images-in-google-docs

 

The 6 Best Sites to Download Microsoft OneNote Templates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-sites-download-microsoft-onenote-templates/

 

How to Use Excel’s Split Screen Function

https://www.howtogeek.com/411797/how-to-use-excels-split-screen-function/

 

Thieves Steal 26K Gallons of Fuel Using 'Special Remote'

Gas stations in France didn't bother to change the default lock code on their pumps, which allowed the thieves to steal up to 660 gallons of fuel from each one.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367464/thieves-steal-26k-gallons-of-fuel-using-special-remote

 

Nvidia hotfix curbs aggressive CPU usage by latest GeForce driver

Nvidia's latest Game Ready driver added support for the GeForce GTX 1650 and new mobile GPUs, but also caused CPU spikes in some systems.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3391391/nvidia-hotfix-curbs-aggressive-cpu-usage-by-latest-geforce-driver.html

 

WordPress Social Warfare plugin vulnerabilities abused in the wild

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/wordpress-social-warfare-plugin-vulnerabilities-abused-in-the-wild/

 

US charges three Germans over massive dark web marketplace

Wall Street Market easily eclipsed other digital black markets.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/03/us-charges-germans-over-wsm-dark-web-marketplace/

 

NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/nsa-surveillance-spike/

 

Do blue light blocking glasses work? Read this before you buy

They claim to help stop headaches and keep us from staying up too late, but are they worth the money?

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/what-are-blue-light-blocking-glasses/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

The Nasty List Phishing Scam is Sweeping Through Instagram

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

 

Missing Emails? Tweak Your Spam Filter

https://askbobrankin.com/missing_emails_tweak_your_spam_filter.html

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Sandbox and a better Windows Update improve your PC

Microsoft's latest 19H1 feature update isn't as aspirational as Windows 10 once was. And that's OK.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3363697/windows-10-may-2019-update-review.html

 

Spotify tests interactive ads that listen for your voice

Get linked straight to a podcast or a branded playlist

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/3/18528231/spotify-voice-controlled-ads-clash-podcast-axe-unilever-body-spray

 

To use System Restore you must specify which Windows installation to restore

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/to-use-system-restore-you-must-specify-which-windows-installation-to-restore

 

The Windows 10 Settings Guide: How to Do Anything and Everything

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/control-windows-10-settings-guide/

 

How to Install Google Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

https://www.howtogeek.com/411830/how-to-install-google-chrome-extensions-in-microsoft-edge/

 

How to Set Up Your Smart Home: A Beginner's Guide

Feeling the pull of the promise of a truly smart home? Here's everything you need to know about platforms, devices, and apps before you enter this brave, new automated world.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/367145/how-to-set-up-your-smart-home-a-beginners-guide

 

Watch The Full Nerd talk GTX 1650 reviews and 3rd gen Ryzen leaks live!

The Full Nerd is live on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3305945/watch-the-full-nerd-talk-right-now.html

 

App leaves over 2 million WiFi network passwords exposed on open database

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/app-leaves-over-2-million-wifi-network-passwords-exposed-on-open-database/

 

How to delete apps from an iPhone

Out with the old, in with the…

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-delete-apps-from-an-iphone

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See the new tool in the fight against robocalls

The new tool, STIR/SHAKEN, will help stamp out call spoofing, but experts expect scammers to adapt.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/robocalls-2019-still-getting-worse-stir-shaken-help-some-n1000681

 

Adblock Plus filter exploit to run arbitrary code discovered

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/16/adblock-plus-filter-exploit-to-run-arbitrary-code-discovered/

 

How to Eliminate Your Information from People Searches

https://www.maketecheasier.com/eliminate-people-searches-information/

 

What Is the Wish App?

Discover the discount online shopping app

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-wish-app-4151583

 

How to force restart a stuck iPhone XR, XS or X

The procedure is a bit different on Apple's latest iPhones.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-force-restart-a-stuck-iphone-xr-xs-x/

 

Malicious AutoHotkey Scripts Used to Steal Info, Remotely Access Systems

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/malicious-autohotkey-scripts-used-to-steal-info-remotely-access-systems/

 

How to recover deleted files on Windows 10 using Recuva

Did you accidently delete files from the hard drive or external storage? Don't worry, you can recover the files quiet easily with Recuva on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/recover-deleted-files-windows-10-recuva/

 

The 7 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives for Mac Users

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-microsoft-office-alternatives-mac/

 

How to Sell or Recycle Your Old Electronics

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-sell-or-recycle-your-old-electronics-1834456060

 

How a Nigerian ISP Accidentally Hijacked the Internet

For 74 minutes, traffic destined for Google and Cloudflare services was routed through Russia and into the largest system of censorship in the world, China's Great Firewall.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/how-a-nigerian-isp-accidentally-hijacked-the-internet/a/d-id/1334482

 

Killer Networks Launches AX1650: Wi-Fi 6, Intel Silicon

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/289583-killer-networks-launches-ax1650-wi-fi-6-intel-silicon

 

Windows 10 May 2019 update is blocked on PCs with USB drives and SD cards

All you need to do is remove external storage devices before installing the May update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-blocked-pcs-usb-drives-and-sd-cards

 

DNSpionage actors adjust tactics, debut new remote administration tool

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/dnspionage-actors-adjust-tactics-debut-new-remote-administration-tool/

 

Forget Inbox Zero: Use OHIO to Triage Your Emails Instead

https://www.howtogeek.com/411312/forget-inbox-zero-use-ohio-to-triage-your-emails-instead/

 

TestDisk & PhotoRec

A handy application that is able to check and undelete partitions, as well as perform recovery and repair tasks for damaged disks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/TestDisk.shtml

 

Get Organized: How to Choose Backup Services and Software You'll Actually Use

Do you know you need to back up your data, but have trouble coming up with a plan? Productivity expert Jill Duffy can help, with strategies for online and local backup aimed at lazy people, perfectionists, and everyone in between.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/350785/how-to-choose-the-right-backup-plan

 

Comet is an open source Windows Disk Cleanup clone

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/16/comet-is-an-open-source-windows-disk-cleanup-clone/

 

How to Close Unreponsive Apps in Windows 10

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

 

Windows 10 Battery Report: What It Is And How To Use It

Get a detailed breakdown of your laptop or tablet's battery status

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-generate-windows-10-battery-report-4587396

 

How to slow Google Sensorvault from tracking your location on iOS, Android

Learn how to disrupt Google Maps and Google Location History from tracking your every movement.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-slow-google-sensorvault-from-tracking-your-location-on-ios-android/

 

Navicent Health Data Breach Exposes Patient's Personal Info

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/navicent-health-data-breach-exposes-patients-personal-info/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903 HAS PROBLEMS WITH PCS USING EXTERNAL STORAGE

The May 2019 Update for Windows 10 won't install on devices with external storage — Here's the workaround for the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-upgrade-problem-usb-sd-storage/

 

5 Ways to Transfer Data From PC or Laptop to Android Phone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-get-data-from-your-desktop-to-your-android/

 

Why You Can't Find Parental Control Apps in the iOS App Store

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-cant-find-parental-control-apps-in-the-ios-app-1834478666

 

Sensitive Data Lingers on Used Storage Drives Sold Online

Four in 10 used hard drives sold on eBay found to contain sensitive information.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/sensitive-data-lingers-on-used-storage-drives-sold-online/d/d-id/1334534

 

Super Micro Will Move Server Production Out of China

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/290733-super-micro-will-move-server-production-out-of-china

 

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

 

ShadowHammer code found in several video games

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/shadowhammer-code-found-in-several-video-games/

 

How to Allow or Block Pop-ups in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/411439/how-to-allow-or-block-popups-in-chrome/

 

LastPass for Firefox

A lightweight Firefox extension that enables users to generate passwords, store them securely and automatically fill in login credentials

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/LastPass-Password-Manager-beta.shtml

 

Intel To End Compute Cards, A Modular Computing Idea

The Compute Cards weren't meant to work alone, but to power other hardware, such as smart appliances or even laptops. All you had to do was simply slot the Compute Card into the compatible device. But the concept never caught on.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367359/intel-to-end-compute-cards-a-modular-computing-idea

 

PayPal adds authenticator app as 2-step verification option

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/15/paypal-adds-authenticator-app-as-2-step-verification-option/

 

How to Fix the Webcam Not Working Issue on Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-webcam-not-working-windows10/

 

How to Add An Email Account To Outlook

View Gmail, Yahoo and other email accounts from within Outlook

https://www.lifewire.com/add-an-email-account-to-outlook-4166673

 

Apple AirPods: 16 tips and tricks to get the most out of your wireless earbuds

Ever wonder what else your AirPods can do? Read this.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/apple-airpods-16-tips-and-tricks-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-wireless-earbuds/

 

Over 80% of All Phishing Attacks Targeted U.S. Organizations

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/over-80-percent-of-all-phishing-attacks-targeted-us-organizations/

 

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/

 

Arduino Programming for Beginners: Traffic Light Controller Project Tutorial

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/arduino-traffic-light-controller/

 

What Netflix's New High-Quality Audio Means for You

https://lifehacker.com/what-netflixs-new-high-quality-audio-means-for-you-1834453305

 

Regulations, Insider Threat Handicap Healthcare IT Security

Healthcare IoT is expanding opportunities for hackers as the sector struggles to keep up security-wise.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/regulations-insider-threat-handicap-healthcare-it-security/d/d-id/1334528

 

How to Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/102313-turn-off-face-detection-recognition-windows-10-photos-app.html

 

Microsoft's moral stance on facial recognition is good for everyone (especially Microsoft)

AI-driven facial recognition systems have failed to recognize women and dark-skinned minorities accurately. Microsoft is doing something about that – for more reasons than one.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-microsofts-ethical-leadership-facial-recognition-good-everyone-especially-microsoft

 

Magecart hackers force turnover, steal data from Atlanta Hawks’ online shop

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/magecart-hackers-force-a-turnover-steal-from-atlanta-hawks-online-shop/

 

How to Use Text to Columns Like an Excel Pro

https://www.howtogeek.com/407217/how-to-use-text-to-columns-like-an-excel-pro/

 

StopUpdates10

Prevent Windows 10 from forcefully updating itself, without your permission, thanks to this simple and straightforward application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Stop-Updates-Windows-10.shtml

 

How to Find Out if Your Password Has Been Stolen

Data breaches are a regular occurrence these days, but have hackers been digging around in your personal information? These tools will help you figure out if your online accounts have been hacked, and your email addresses and passwords stolen.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/367014/how-to-find-out-if-your-password-has-been-stolen

 

Fix Google Chrome screen flashing on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/15/fix-google-chrome-screen-flashing-on-windows-10/

 

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

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

 

Should You Upgrade or Replace Your Laptop?

How to know when to replace or upgrade a Windows laptop

https://www.lifewire.com/upgrade-or-replace-laptop-4153342

 

Restore access to your iPhone when you forgot your password and got yourself locked out (dur)

It happens sometimes. These tips can help.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/restore-access-to-your-iphone-when-you-forgot-your-password-and-got-yourself-locked-out-dur/

 

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/

 

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/

 

The 10 Best Camera Apps for Android and iOS

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-camera-apps-android-ios/

 

Check Out These Free Image Editing Alternatives to Aperture

https://lifehacker.com/check-out-these-free-image-editing-alternatives-to-aper-1834445314

 

Facebook, Instagram Are Phishers' Favorite Social Platforms

Cloud companies continue to represent the most phishing URLs, but social media saw the most growth in Q1 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/facebook-instagram-are-phishers-favorite-social-platforms/d/d-id/1334594

 

How to Create Website Shortcut in Windows

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

 

Wi-Fi 6: Everything you need to know

New Wi-Fi is here in the form of Wi-Fi 6. Are you ready?

https://www.windowscentral.com/wi-fi-6-everything-you-need-know

 

Aebi Schmidt latest manufacturer dealing with cyberattack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/aebi-schmidt-latest-manufacturer-dealing-with-cyberattack/

 

Why Can’t You Use a TV as a Monitor?

https://www.howtogeek.com/411413/why-can%E2%80%99t-you-use-a-tv-as-a-monitor/

 

Vivaldi

A stylish and fast web browser that provides a complex set of features and tools to help you get the most out of surfing the Internet

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Vivaldi.shtml

 

SecurityWatch: Fixing US Election Tech Is Easier—and Harder—Than You'd Think

The security community understands how to fix voting machines and verify elections. Security expert Max Eddy explains that it's not even half the problem when it comes to election integrity.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367353/securitywatch-fixing-us-elections-is-easier-and-harder-than

 

You can upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update right now (but you shouldn't)

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/15/you-can-upgrade-to-the-windows-10-may-2019-update-right-now-but-you-shouldnt/

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Routers: a vulnerable opening to your home and personal data

https://blog.avast.com/router-attacks-on-smart-homes

 

How to Run Windows 10 From a USB Drive

Yes, you can load and run Windows 10 from a USB drive, a handy option when you're using a computer saddled with an older version of Windows.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/352209/how-to-run-windows-10-from-a-usb-drive

 

How to Export or Delete Your Outlook.com Search History

https://www.howtogeek.com/411912/how-to-export-or-delete-your-outlook.com-search-history/

 

How to Screenshot Entire Web Pages Without a Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-screenshot-entire-web-pages-without-a-chrome-ext-1834380686

 

Hacker Group Exposes Iranian APT Operations and Members

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-group-exposes-iranian-apt-operations-and-members/

 

Credential stuffing: Bigger and badder than ever

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/credential-stuffing-bigger-and-badder-than-ever/

 

Firefox 68: Picture in Picture mode for Video

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/22/firefox-68-picture-in-picture-mode-for-video/

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-delete-personal-data-public-record-websites/

 

Report: Apple Bought Loads of Cheap Patents to Make Qualcomm Look Bad

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/289959-report-apple-bought-loads-of-cheap-patents-to-make-qualcomm-look-bad

 

Enhancer for YouTube for Firefox

Improve your user experience and YouTube's functionality while using Firefox with the help of this clever and user-friendly extension

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

 

Facebook uploaded 1.5 million email addresses without permission. Find out if you played a role

You might have accidentally compromised a friend's privacy -- but you can also fix it.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-email-addresses-without-permission-find-out-if-you-played-a-role/

 

Comodo Antivirus Software Review

A Look of the Features in Comodo's Free Antivirus Software

https://www.lifewire.com/comodo-antivirus-review-1356601

 

Drone delivers organ to transplant patient

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564468/this-drone-air-delivered-an-organ-to-a-transplant-patient

 

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/news/349410/how-to-capture-video-clips-in-windows-10

 

What is G Suite, Anyway?

https://www.howtogeek.com/411808/what-is-g-suite-anyway/

 

How to Spot a Fake Address Bar in Chrome on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-address-bar-in-chrome-on-android-1834388305

 

'Sea Turtle' Campaign Focuses on DNS Hijacking to Compromise Targets

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sea-turtle-campaign-focuses-on-dns-hijacking-to-compromise-targets/

 

Flaw in Columbia, S.C., website search tool exposed database, SMPT server passwords

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/flaw-in-columbia-s-c-website-search-tool-exposed-database-smpt-server-passwords/

 

Add McAfee products to the list of security products that don't play well with latest Windows patches

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/19/add-mcafee-products-to-the-list-of-security-products-that-dont-play-well-with-latest-windows-patches/

 

What Is a Proxy Server?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-a-proxy-server/

 

Amazon, Google Finally End YouTube Streaming Feud

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/289858-amazon-google-finally-end-youtube-streaming-feud

 

Thredd for Chrome

Improve the way you do research on the Internet with the help of this nifty Chrome extension that automatically finds relevant discussions on Reddit

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

 

How waterproof is your Android phone or iPhone? Here's what IP68 and IP67 ratings mean

If your phone is water-resistant enough, you won't need to buy a waterproof case. But splashproof is a different story.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-waterproof-is-your-android-phone-or-iphone-heres-what-ip68-and-ip67-ratings-mean/

 

Adaware Antivirus Free Review

https://www.lifewire.com/ad-aware-free-antivirusand-review-1356560

 

New ways Amazon is delivering to you

https://www.komando.com/apps/564060/new-ways-amazon-is-delivering-to-you

 

How to Set Up a VPN in Windows 10

A VPN is an enormously powerful addition to your security arsenal. Sure, it's easier to use a dedicated VPN app,

but if you want to configure a VPN manually in Windows 10, this guide has you covered.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/361497/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-on-windows-10

 

How to Set Process Priorities With nice and renice on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/411979/how-to-set-process-priorities-with-the-nice-and-renice-commands-in-linux/

 

Get Information on Facebook Advertisers With These Tools

https://lifehacker.com/get-information-on-facebook-advertisers-with-these-tool-1834303639

 

Broadcom WiFi Driver Flaws Expose Computers, Phones, IoT to RCE Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/broadcom-wifi-driver-flaws-expose-computers-phones-iot-to-rce-attacks/

 

Ransomware disables Cleveland airport’s email systems, information screens

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware-disables-cleveland-airports-email-systems-information-screens/

 

8 ways in which Microsoft Edge (Chromium) is better than Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/19/8-ways-in-which-microsoft-edge-chromium-is-better-than-google-chrome/

 

How to Handle a Copyright Infringement Notice From Your ISP

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-to-do-when-you-get-a-copyright-infringement-notice/

 

How to Clean Install Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

 

Battle.net

Enjoy legendary games such as World of Warcraft, or the Diablo and Starcraft series through this official Blizzard-created game download platform

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Gaming-Related/Battle-net.shtml

 

Get a new phone? Move Google Authenticator with ease

Follow along as we walk you through moving your two-step verification codes to your new phone.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/get-a-new-phone-move-google-authenticator-with-ease/

 

The 4 Scariest Types of Malware

https://www.lifewire.com/scariest-types-of-malware-2487192

 

Which identity protection service is best? We compare 5 top brands

https://www.komando.com/tips/563802/identity-protection-brand-comparison-guide

 

How to Back Up and Restore an Image File of Windows 10

Here's how to create and restore an entire image file if your current system ever goes kaput.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/352300/how-to-back-up-and-restore-an-image-file-of-windows-10

 

How to Configure the Windows Sandbox

https://www.howtogeek.com/411402/how-to-configure-the-windows-sandbox/

 

Use Your Android Phone as a Security Key for Signing into Websites

https://lifehacker.com/use-your-android-phone-as-a-security-key-for-signing-in-1833946643

 

Microsoft Edge File Permissions Clash with IE, Allow XXE Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-edge-file-permissions-clash-with-ie-allow-xxe-attacks/

 

GandCrab ransomware strikes Doctors’ Management Services

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/gandcrab-ransomware-strikes-doctors-management-services/

 

Fix Chrome blocking keyboard multimedia keys from working

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/17/fix-chrome-blocking-keyboard-multimedia-keys-from-working/

 

The Best IPTV Set Top Boxes in 2019

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-iptv-box/

 

How to Enable or Disable Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/52908-enable-disable-sign-screen-email-address-windows-10-a.html

 

Spire.PDF for .NET

Enable your .NET applications with PDF reading, writing and manipulating abilities by relying on this handy component suite that comes with multiple useful features

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Components-Libraries/Spire-PDF-for-NET.shtml

 

Galaxy Buds: 11 tips and tricks to master Samsung's AirPods competitor

Samsung's wireless earbuds have some pretty sweet features.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/galaxy-buds-11-tips-and-tricks-to-master-samsungs-airpods-competitor/

 

What Is a Computer Virus?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-computer-virus-2483685

 

PR distraction? Zuckerberg says 'future is private' as Facebook, apps get major redesign

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564294/2019-facebook-f8-conference

 

macOS vs. Windows: Which OS Really Is the Best?

When it comes to performance, security, specific tasks, and more, which of the two leading desktop operating systems reigns supreme?  We break it down feature by feature.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/364860/macos-vs-windows-which-os-really-is-the-best

 

Like it or not, consumers are destined to play a big role in securing the Internet of Things

https://blog.avast.com/future-of-iot-security-in-your-hands

 

5 Sites and Apps to Find Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Netflix

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sites-apps-find-movies-tv-shows-netflix/

 

Watch out! Social media fraud attacks skyrocket over past year

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564192/social-media-fraud-attacks-increase

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There’s a reason why your Win10 1803 machine hasn’t been pushed onto 1809

The 1803-to-1809 push pace has gone from slow to glacial.

https://www.askwoody.com/2019/theres-a-reason-why-your-win10-1803-machine-hasnt-been-pushed-onto-1809/

 

Chase Bank deletes 'Monday Motivation' tweet after drawing social media outrage

“Our #MondayMotivation is to get better at #MondayMotivation tweets,” the Chase account later said. “Thanks for the feedback Twitter world.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/chase-bank-deletes-monday-motivation-tweet-after-drawing-social-media-n999756

 

22 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Think you know Windows inside and out? These expert tips make Microsoft's Editors' Choice-winning operating system even better.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/347136/22-hidden-tricks-inside-windows-10

 

Security Vulns in Microsoft Products Continue to Increase

The good news: Removing admin privileges can mitigate most of them, a new study by BeyondTrust shows.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/security-vulns-in-microsoft-products-continue-to-increase/d/d-id/1334546

 

Google deprecates Chrome Data Saver extension for the desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/24/google-deprecates-chrome-data-saver-extension-for-the-desktop/

 

How to use Alexa and still keep your privacy

Update your Amazon Alexa settings to make your smart speaker a bit more secure.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-an-alexa-smart-speaker-and-keep-your-privacy/

 

The HotList is The Latest Instagram Phishing Scam Attack

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-hotlist-is-the-latest-instagram-phishing-scam-attack/

 

How to Speed Up Your Windows Machine Using Only Free Tools

https://www.maketecheasier.com/speed-up-windows-with-free-tools/

 

Is WhatsApp Safe? 5 Security Threats Users Need to Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-security-threats-whatsapp-users-need-know/

 

Hands On With Seagate’s New IronWolf 110 SSDs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/289691-hands-on-with-seagates-new-nas-optimized-ironwolf-110-ssds

 

How to enable File Explorer dark mode on Windows 10

File Explorer has a dark mode experience, and you can enable it on Windows 10 using these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-file-explorer-dark-theme-windows-10/

 

Best Free Secure Digital Notebook Software or Online Services

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/secure-digital-notebook-software-online-services

 

10 Signs Your Computer Might Have a Malware Infection

https://www.lifewire.com/signs-your-computer-might-have-a-malware-infection-2487183

 

Ransomware ravages municipalities nationwide this week

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/ransomware-ravages-municipalities-nationwide-this-week/

 

How to Reboot or Shut Down Linux Using the Command Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/411925/how-to-reboot-or-shut-down-linux-using-the-command-line/

 

OneNote to add default template option for section pages soon

Setting a default template will be as easy as "click and go."

https://www.windowscentral.com/onenote-adding-templates-section-pages-soon

 

Use AR to measure anything with your smartphone or tablet camera

https://www.komando.com/apps/284456/measure-anything-with-your-smartphone-or-tablet-camera

 

Does Windows 10's Security Boost Make Antivirus Obsolete?

Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center gets new features with the Fall Creators Update, but the best third-party antivirus tools are still better.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/356835/does-windows-10s-security-boost-make-antivirus-obsolete

 

Cyberattackers Focus on More Subtle Techniques

Spam has given way to spear phishing, cryptojacking remains popular, and credential spraying is on the rise.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/cyberattackers-focus-on-more-subtle-techniques/d/d-id/1334545

 

Chrome 74 Stable is out with Dark Mode and Lazy Loading support

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/24/chrome-74-stable-is-out-with-dark-mode-and-lazy-loading-support/

 

How to use Gmail's scheduling tool to send emails later

Check out Gmail’s new scheduling feature if you haven't already.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-gmails-best-new-feature-for-2019/

 

Cyber Attack Forces The Weather Channel Off the Air

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cyber-attack-forces-the-weather-channel-off-the-air/

 

5 Useful Tools For Batch-Editing Images in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/batch-edit-images-tools-windows/

 

What Is Data Corruption? How to Fix a Corrupted Hard Drive

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/data-corruption-prevent/

 

Intel Unleashes 9th Generation 8-Core Mobile CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/290032-intel-unleashes-9th-generation-8-core-mobile-cpus

 

HOW TO CHECK IF NETWORK TRAFFIC IS USING DNS RESOLVER YOU SET

Did you switch your DNS settings to 1.1.1.1, 8.8.8.8, or 208.67.222.222? Here are three ways to test if your network traffic is using the DNS you set.

https://pureinfotech.com/check-network-traffic-dns/

 

Test Computer Monitor for Gaming & Motion Handling

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/test-computer-monitor-for-gaming-motion-handling

 

How to Remove Adware and Spyware

Removing Adware is a Multi-Step Process

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-remove-adware-and-spyware-153420

 

Drupal releases correct four moderately critical third-party vulnerabilities

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/drupal-releases-correct-four-moderately-critical-third-party-vulnerabilities/

 

Windows 10 Now Requires 12-16 GB More Storage

https://www.howtogeek.com/412435/windows-10-now-requires-12-16-gb-more-storage/

 

How to fix second monitor not detected on Windows 10

Windows 10 can't detect your second monitor? Use this guide to troubleshoot and resolve the most common issues with external displays.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-your-second-monitor-not-being-detected-windows-10

 

Facebook (finally) blocks quizzes that mine your personal info

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564102/facebook-finally-blocks-quizzes-that-mine-your-personal-info

 

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

 

UVA Wins Second Consecutive National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship

The Wahoos came out on top among 235 colleges and universities that took part in the 15-year-old competition.

https://www.darkreading.com/operations/uva-wins-second-consecutive-national-collegiate-cyber-defense-championship/d/d-id/1334541

 

Skyload: music and video downloader for Chrome and Chromium

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/23/skyload-music-and-video-downloader-for-chrome-and-chromium/

 

Android Pie 9.0: 4 settings you need to change

Make your phone work for you, not the other way around.

https://tinyurl.com/yyyumwrw

Microsoft Discontinues Windows 10 Sets Tabbed Window Feature

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

 

How to Use Windows Narrator to Convert Your Text to Speech

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

 

How to Change Which Facebook Friends Can See You Online

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/decide-which-facebook-friends-see-you-online-and-which-dont-the-easy-way/

 

How to Show Full Path in Address Bar of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131553-show-full-path-address-bar-file-explorer-windows-10-a.html

 

How to recover deleted files on Windows 10 using Recuva

Did you accidently delete files from the hard drive or external storage? Don't worry, you can recover the files quiet easily with Recuva on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/recover-deleted-files-windows-10-recuva/

 

Make Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically when required

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-windows-10-run-troubleshooters-automatically-when-required

 

Program Review: AVG AntiVirus Free

https://www.lifewire.com/avg-antivirus-free-2015-review-1356599

 

Flaw in Confluence collaboration products exploited to deliver GandCrab, AESDDoS Botnet malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/flaw-in-confluence-collaboration-products-exploited-to-deliver-gandcrab-aesddos-botnet-malware/

 

What Are Algorithms, and Why Do They Make People Uncomfortable?

https://www.howtogeek.com/411195/what-are-algorithms-and-why-do-they-make-people-uncomfortable/

 

Every home should have one of these discounted smart garage door openers

https://www.windowscentral.com/every-home-should-have-one-these-discounted-smart-garage-door-openers

 

Use this tool to see how websites track you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564030/use-this-tool-to-see-how-websites-track-you

 

How to Play DVDs in Windows 10

Microsoft neutered Windows Media Player in Windows 10 so it won't play DVDs unless you pay up. But you have a few options. Here's how to get your own Windows DVD player.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/355889/how-to-play-dvds-in-windows-10

 

55% of SMBs Would Pay Up Post-Ransomware Attack

The number gets even higher among larger SMBs.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/55--of-smbs-would-pay-up-post-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1334539

 

Windows 10's Set feature is Dead, it appears

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/22/windows-10s-set-feature-is-dead-it-appears/

 

Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps once and for all

Your iPhone app data lingers around more than you know.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/permanently-delete-iphone-zombie-apps-once-and-for-all/

 

Windows 10 Application Guard Added to the New Microsoft Edge

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-application-guard-added-to-the-new-microsoft-edge/

 

How to Set Up an External Microphone in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-external-microphone-windows/

 

Facebook Privacy: Password Leaks, Bugs, Dodgy VPNs, and Propaganda

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebook-privacy-passwords/

 

How to Change Taskbar Location on Screen in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57280-change-taskbar-location-screen-windows-10-a.html

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903 HAS PROBLEMS WITH PCS USING EXTERNAL STORAGE

The May 2019 Update for Windows 10 won't install on devices with external storage — Here's the workaround for the problem.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-upgrade-problem-usb-sd-storage/

 

Best LibreOffice extensions to boost your productivity

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-libreoffice-extensions-to-boost-your-productivity

 

Avira Free Antivirus Review

https://www.lifewire.com/avira-free-antivirus-review-1356600

 

Greenville in recovery phase from Robbinhood ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/greenville-in-recovery-phase-from-robbinhood-ransomware-attack/

 

How to Enable Google Chrome’s Dark Mode on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/412317/how-to-enable-google-chromes-dark-mode-on-windows-10/

 

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

 

Yes, cell phones do affect your health

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563896/yes-cell-phones-do-affect-your-health

 

How to Revive Windows 10 With a Recovery Drive

A recovery drive stores a copy of your Windows 10 environment on an external source, like a DVD or USB drive. Here's how to create one before your PC goes kaput.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362167/how-to-revive-windows-10-with-a-recovery-drive

 

Google's parent company struggles with mobile clicks, YouTube changes

Shares of Alphabet dropped 7 percent after hours after closing up 1.5 percent at a record-high of $1,296.20.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-s-parent-company-struggles-mobile-clicks-youtube-changes-n999831

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Routers: a vulnerable opening to your home and personal data

https://blog.avast.com/router-attacks-on-smart-homes

 

Best Fitbit: We help you choose the right one for your lifestyle

Find the Fitbit best suited to your activity level and habits.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3237592/best-fitbit-we-help-you-choose-the-right-one-for-your-lifestyle.html

 

How to stop scammers from stealing your phone number

Once a hacker steals your number, your bank account may be at risk as well. Learn how to protect yourself from port-out scams.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-stop-scammers-from-stealing-your-phone-number/

 

Peer-to-Peer Vulnerability Exposes Millions of IoT Devices

A flaw in the software used to remotely access cameras and monitoring devices could allow hackers to easily take control of millions of pieces of the IoT.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/peer-to-peer-vulnerability-exposes-millions-of-iot-devices/d/d-id/1334564

 

Firefox not remembering the last window size? This may fix it!

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/24/firefox-not-remembering-the-last-window-size-this-may-fix-it/

 

Mark Zuckerberg Launches His Own Podcast

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mark-zuckerberg-launches-podcast/

 

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF

Save the info you need from Chrome, IE, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera

https://www.lifewire.com/save-webpage-as-pdf-4587265

 

How to Edit Your Videos with Microsoft Photos App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/edit-videos-with-microsoft-photos/

 

How to Play Apple Music in Any Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-play-apple-music-in-any-browser-1834269863

 

How to Build a Network Video Recorder With an Nvidia Jetson Nano

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/electronics/289578-diy-build-a-network-video-recorder-with-an-nvidia-jetson-nano?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZXh0cmVtZXRlY2guY29tL3BhZ2UvMg%3d%3d&i10c.dv=20

 

Microsoft’s Email App Installed on More than 100 Million iPhones and Androids

The adoption of Microsoft’s mobile email client has reached a new record, according to official figures provided by the company itself.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-email-app-installed-on-more-than-100-million-iphones-and-androids-525795.shtml

 

What is an OTA Box, and How Does it Enhance Free TV?

https://www.howtogeek.com/411743/what-is-an-ota-box-and-how-does-it-enhance-free-tv/

 

Microsoft powers up Windows 10's Game Bar with truly useful tools for PC enthusiasts

Performance tracking, Spotify integration, better volume management tools, and cross-platform chat are available to Windows Insiders starting today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387137/microsoft-windows-10-game-bar-enhancements.html

 

Over 40? You could be a target in this latest data breach

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564100/data-breach-personal-info-of-80-million-households-exposed

 

Don't use these 9 things to clean your phone

Keep your phone screen protected by cleaning it properly.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-use-these-9-things-to-clean-your-phone/

 

Credit Card Compromise Up 212% as Hackers Eye Financial Sector

Financial services firms saw upticks in credential leaks and credit card compromise as cybercriminals go where the money is.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/credit-card-compromise-up-212--as-hackers-eye-financial-sector/d/d-id/1334562

 

Install the Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 Home

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/26/install-the-windows-sandbox-in-windows-10-home/

 

What Is a SIM Card and What Does It Do?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-do-cellphones-need-a-sim-card/

 

Could a Cyber Attack Knock Out Your Computer?

What is a cyber attack and how to prevent one

https://www.lifewire.com/cyber-attacks-4147067

 

How to Block Microsoft Edge from Running in the Background

https://www.maketecheasier.com/block-microsoft-edge-running-background/

 

Hate the Twitter Redesign? Don't Worry, You Can Revert Back

https://lifehacker.com/hate-the-twitter-redesign-dont-worry-you-can-revert-b-1834270139

 

Microsoft Blocks May 2019 Windows Update on PCs With USB Storage, SD Cards

https://www.extremetech.com/g00/computing/290181-microsoft-blocks-may-2019-windows-update-on-pcs-with-usb-storage-sd-cards?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZXh0cmVtZXRlY2guY29tL3BhZ2UvMg%3d%3d&i10c.dv=20

 

What Is Lazy Loading and How to Enable It in Google Chrome 74

Google Chrome 74 is now available for download on all supported platforms, and in addition to a dark theme for Windows 10 (which is currently rolling out to devices in stages), it also introduces a series of other improvements and security fixes.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/what-is-lazy-loading-and-how-to-enable-it-in-google-chrome-74-525788.shtml

 

Windows 10’s Your Phone App Gets Android Notification Mirroring

https://www.howtogeek.com/412602/windows-10s-your-phone-app-gets-android-notification-mirroring/

 

WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD review: Great bang for the buck

Good performance (even off cache) and a very nice price make this the entry-level drive to buy

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3378200/wd-blue-sn500-nvme-ssd-review.html

 

Use this tool to see how websites track you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564030/use-this-tool-to-see-how-websites-track-you

 

Screen time is rising and it's ruining us: 11 ways to cut back

Here's how I did it. (And you can, too.)

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/screen-time-is-rising-and-its-ruining-us-here-are-11-ways-to-cut-back/

 

Unknown, Unprotected Database Exposes Info on 80 Million US Households

A database with no login required has been found to contain names, addresses, age, and more for over 80 million U.S. households.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/unknown-unprotected-database-exposes-info-on-80-million-us-households/d/d-id/1334559

 

Boostaler browser extension extends caching periods to speed up browsing

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/25/boostaler-browser-extension-extends-caching-periods-to-speed-up-browsing/

 

Behind the Mask: 4 Companies That Don’t Really Care About Your Security

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/companies-dont-care-security/

 

What Is a Bot Net?

Has your computer become a zombie slave without you even knowing it?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-bot-net-2487267

 

Is Windows Defender Good Enough in 2019?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/is-windows-defender-good-enough/

 

Hate the Twitter Redesign? Don't Worry, You Can Revert Back

https://lifehacker.com/hate-the-twitter-redesign-dont-worry-you-can-revert-b-1834270139

 

How to Rearrange Pinned Items On Jump Lists in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/93021-rearrange-pinned-items-jump-lists-windows-10-a.html

 

Microsoft Enables Chromecast Support in Microsoft Edge Browser

Microsoft has recently enabled Chromecast support in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, most likely as part a Canary update.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-enables-chromecast-support-in-microsoft-edge-browser-525783.shtml

 

How to Add or Remove Your Phone Number in Messages or FaceTime

https://www.howtogeek.com/411661/how-to-add-or-remove-your-phone-number-in-messages-or-facetime/

 

USB4: What this future standard means for USB chaos and Thunderbolt 3

It'll solve a few problems.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3346142/usb4-what-this-future-standard-means-for-usb-chaos-and-thunderbolt-3.html

 

You won't believe the dumb reason that blocks a major Windows 10 update

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564016/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-update

 

7 things Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can't

Google Home -- equipped with Google Assistant -- may have crashed the smart-speaker party, but it still has some tricks to learn from Amazon's Alexa.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-things-alexa-can-do-that-google-home-cant/

 

Malware Makes Itself at Home in Set-Top Boxes

Low-cost boxes that promise free TV streaming services often come complete with malware, according to a new study.

https://www.darkreading.com/malware-makes-itself-at-home-in-set-top-boxes/d/d-id/1334550

 

UnLazy for Firefox disables lazy loading

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/25/unlazy-for-firefox-disables-lazy-loading/

 

How to Connect and Get Data Off a Hard Drive in 5 Ways

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/connect-get-data-off-hard-drive/

 

How to Prevent Spyware from Infecting Your Computer

https://www.lifewire.com/spyware-prevention-tips-153401

 

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

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

 

How to Install Google Chrome’s Experimental Reader Mode

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-google-chrome-s-experimental-reader-mode-1834171339

 

How to Find BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130909-find-bitlocker-recovery-key-windows-10-a.html

 

DNSCrypt Proxy

Make sure your DNS traffic is encrypted, while the outgoing one is being authenticated based on the cryptographic signatures via this tool

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

 

How to Choose What Information to Sync in Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/408363/how-to-choose-what-information-to-sync-in-chrome/

 

How Excel creates barcodes

From free fonts to paid add-ins

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3367939/how-excel-creates-barcodes.html

 

More adware! Google deletes dozens of apps with over half a billion installs

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563926/more-adware-google-deletes-dozens-of-apps-with-over-half-a-billion-installs

 

How to force-close apps on the iPhone XS, iPhone XR

Coming from an iPhone with a home button? You'll have to get used to using gestures.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-force-close-apps-on-the-iphone-xs-iphone-xr/

 

New Wi-Fi attack can crack your passwords

https://blog.avast.com/new-wi-fi-attack-can-crack-your-passwords

 

Fitbit Versa Lite review: Lower cost with little sacrifice

The colors are a bit much, but everything else on the money.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3386382/fitbit-versa-lite-review.html

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Losing Our Fourth Amendment Data Protection

The courts have shielded information when we have a “reasonable expectation” it will stay private. What happens when we stop believing?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/28/opinion/fourth-amendment-privacy.html?emc=edit_th_190429&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370429

 

Cheap and Easy Apps, Gadgets to Help You Stay in Touch

If you're traveling, living abroad, or working non-stop, tech is your best friend. These apps and smart devices can help you stay in touch with friends and family.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366492/cheap-and-easy-apps-gadgets-to-help-you-stay-in-touch

 

8 Windows File Explorer Tips Everyone Should Know

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-file-explorer-tips/

 

Nearly one billion Chrome users vulnerable to exploit patched in later versions

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/exodus-intelligence-security-researcher-istvan-kurucsai-discovered-and-published-a-proof-of-concept-vulnerability-in-google-chrome/

 

How to Enable Chrome's New Dark Mode on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-enable-chromes-new-dark-mode-on-android-1834339091

 

How to Print Text Messages From Any Phone

Android or iPhone, print what you need

https://www.lifewire.com/print-text-messages-4163535

 

5 Ways to Stream Video Games From PC to TV

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-stream-video-games-from-your-pc-to-your-main-tv/

 

Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience. [And, if you hate it, here's how to get rid of it.]

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3261009/googles-chromium-browser-explained.html

 

Galaxy Fold: The issues and the 'fix'

ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with TechRepublic's Karen Roby to talk about all of the issues with the latest Galaxy foldable phone and what Samsung is doing to solve these problems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/galaxy-fold-the-issues-and-the-fix/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Ad Blockers Could Be Hijacked

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10537/ad-blockers-could-be-hijacked

 

Lite Page provided by Google in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/14/chrome-lite-pages/

 

Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro: Here are all the 5G phones that are coming

The 5G revolution is nearly upon us. Here's when to expect super fast 5G devices from top phone-makers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-s10-5g-oneplus-7-pro-here-are-all-the-5g-phones-that-are-coming-5g-verizon-deployment-chicago/

 

What’s New in Chrome 74, Arriving April 23

https://www.howtogeek.com/411621/whats-new-in-chrome-74-arriving-april-23/

 

Microsoft’s Home Use Program Now Offers Office 365 for Consumers

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/office-365/205213/microsofts-home-use-program-now-offers-office-365-for-consumers?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dZohObOWPB-fJx_iyznPgXQqf9pJ-v1AO4ABq1tdbpBEwdxttJPL4I68l16HaH4zamAJMoMF3crRzUkyTsbMuV2degA&_hsmi=71886770

 

SmartFix Tool

Repair various system issues and even get rid of malware components, with a helpful application that can be integrated into the System Recovery Environment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/SmartFix-Tool.shtml

 

The Head of Verizon Media's Red Team Has One Simple Security Tip

Josh Schwartz spends his days trying to hack into Verizon Media's most valuable and trusted systems. But his top tip for staying safe online is something we can all do.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/367311/the-head-of-verizons-red-team-has-one-simple-security-tip

 

Useful Windows 10 Registry Hacks to Optimize Your Windows 10 Experience

https://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/

 

Stuxnet research reveals possible 4th accomplice, newly discovered versions of Flame and Duqu malware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/stuxnet-research-reveals-possible-4th-accomplice-newly-discovered-versions-of-flame-and-duqu-malware/

 

If Sinemia Owes You a Refund, Call Your Bank

https://lifehacker.com/if-sinemia-owes-you-a-refund-call-your-bank-1834339797

 

Use Find My iPhone to Locate a Lost or Stolen Phone

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-find-my-iphone-to-find-a-lost-stolen-iphone-2000761

 

The 4 Best NAS for Home Media Servers and Shared Storage

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-nas-home-media-storage/

 

19+ brilliant Apple Watch tricks and tips

Time to get tapping

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3389677/19-brilliant-apple-watch-tricks-and-tips.html

 

How criminals use fraud guides from the Dark Web to scam organizations and individuals

A review of fraud guides by Terbium Labs reveals the tactics used by cybercriminals to steal and exploit your data.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-criminals-use-fraud-guides-from-the-dark-web-to-scam-organizations-and-individuals/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Internet Explorer Bug Affects All Windows Users

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10536/internet-explorer-bug-affects-all-windows-users

 

Mozilla to drop IRC as main communications platform

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/28/mozilla-to-drop-irc-as-main-communications-platform/

 

South Carolina capital website had a security flaw that exposed passwords

The credentials included passwords for Columbia's databases and email protocol servers. The flaw has been fixed.

https://www.cnet.com/news/south-carolina-capital-website-has-a-security-flaw-that-exposed-passwords/

 

Windows Updates Are Breaking PCs With These Antivirus Programs

https://www.howtogeek.com/411843/windows-updates-are-breaking-pcs-with-these-antivirus-programs/

 

Living on the (New) Edge: Reading

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/205216/living-on-the-new-edge-reading?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dZohObOWPB-fJx_iyznPgXQqf9pJ-v1AO4ABq1tdbpBEwdxttJPL4I68l16HaH4zamAJMoMF3crRzUkyTsbMuV2degA&_hsmi=71886770

 

TCP Over HTTP Tunnel

A HTTP tunneling solution that allows advanced users to manipulate requests and responses in such a way that they bypass proxy and firewall restrictions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/TCP-Over-HTTP-Tunnel.shtml

 

Why Apple Will Kill the iPod Touch and iPhone SE

Apple fans were hoping for updates to the iPod touch and iPhone SE this week. But Apple's need to raise average selling prices means that's probably never going to happen.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367326/sorry-apple-will-probably-let-the-ipod-touch-iphone-se-die

 

How to Transfer Files Between Linux and Windows via LAN

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-files-between-linux-windows/

 

Verizon FIOS, TP Link patch major vulnerabilities in routers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/network-security/verizon-fios-tp-link-patch-major-vulnerabilities-in-routers/

 

Remove Gmail's Clutter With the Chrome Extension 'Simplify'

https://lifehacker.com/remove-gmails-clutter-with-the-chrome-extension-simplif-1834309296

 

How to Clear Your Search Bar History

Hide your tracks by clearing your browser search bar

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clear-search-bar-history-4587702

 

What Are CUDA Cores and How Do They Improve PC Gaming?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-are-cuda-cores-pc-gaming/

 

Why Apple is disabling Safari’s Do Not Track feature

Apple's decision to get rid of the ‘Do Not Track’ setting in its Safari browser is absolutely correct.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3338086/why-apple-is-disabling-safari-s-do-not-track-feature.html

 

OWC's Aura Pro X2 offers faster speeds and higher capacities for your Mac

OWC's newest aftermarket SSDs have increased capacities and speeds, while lowering the operating temperatures.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/owcs-aura-pro-x2-offers-faster-speeds-and-higher-capacities-for-your-mac/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

How to Show Taskbar in Full Screen mode in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130973-show-taskbar-full-screen-mode-windows-10-a.html

 

Mute individual Tabs in Google Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/27/mute-individual-tabs-in-google-chrome/

 

Apple AirPods 2 deal: $139.99 (save $19)

It's not much, but it's still the lowest price anywhere right now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-airpods-2-deal-139-99-save-19/

 

How to Watch TV Online for Free

https://www.howtogeek.com/411883/how-to-watch-tv-online-for-free/

 

Breaking, Literally: Samsung Has a Fold Problem

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/205250/breaking-literally-samsung-has-a-fold-problem?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dZohObOWPB-fJx_iyznPgXQqf9pJ-v1AO4ABq1tdbpBEwdxttJPL4I68l16HaH4zamAJMoMF3crRzUkyTsbMuV2degA&_hsmi=71886770

 

How to Cancel the Windows Hello Setup in Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or version 1809, is one of the buggiest releases in a long time for Microsoft.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-cancel-the-windows-hello-setup-in-windows-10-october-2018-update-525801.shtml

 

Video Ad Fraud Has Been Draining Phone Batteries

The videos automatically played behind banner ads where no one could see them, but they still registered as views so the fraudsters got paid while your battery life disappeared.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367346/video-ad-fraud-has-been-draining-phone-batteries

 

Trim and Edit Your Videos Easily with Joyoshare Media Cutter for Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/joyoshare-media-cutter-review/

 

Phishing attacker gains access to Baystate Medical Center patient records

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/phishing-attacker-gains-access-to-baystate-medical-center-patient-records/

 

How to Install Chrome Extensions on an Android Browser

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-chrome-extensions-on-an-android-browser-1834279173

 

How to Use Chrome to Control Extension Permissions

Change how much of your data your extensions need

https://www.lifewire.com/use-chrome-to-control-extension-permissions-4587281

 

How Pirating Game of Thrones and Other Shows Can Give You Malware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pirating-game-of-thrones-give-you-malware/

 

Apple’s digital health story is still waiting to be told

U.S. consumers are more willing than ever before to engage with digital solutions that will help them stay well, and this is an opportunity for Apple.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3336510/apple-s-digital-health-story-is-still-waiting-to-be-told.html

 

AMD's Ryzen Embedded R1000 series SoC brings Zen performance to low-power market

AMD's newest embedded SoC competes with Arm-based systems for digital signage, microconsole, and other low-end platforms.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/amds-ryzen-embedded-r1000-series-soc-brings-zen-performance-to-low-power-market/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

The future of Firefox for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/26/the-future-of-firefox-for-android/

 

After you use dark mode in these Android apps, you'll never go back

App with dark modes just look better and help save battery life.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/after-you-use-dark-mode-in-these-android-apps-youll-never-go-back/

 

The Worst Things About Owning a Smarthome

https://www.howtogeek.com/411860/all-the-worst-parts-about-owning-a-smarthome/

 

Google Adds Search and Browser Ballot Screens to Android in the EU

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/android/205253/google-adds-search-and-browser-ballot-screens-to-android-in-the-eu?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_dZohObOWPB-fJx_iyznPgXQqf9pJ-v1AO4ABq1tdbpBEwdxttJPL4I68l16HaH4zamAJMoMF3crRzUkyTsbMuV2degA&_hsmi=71886770

 

You Can Now Mirror the Screen of More Android Phones on Windows 10

https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-mirror-the-screen-of-more-android-phones-on-windows-10-525799.shtml

 

12 Tips to Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection

If you're experiencing lag while gaming or it takes forever to download music, the problem might be on your end. Before you call your ISP, try these easy router tips to get back online.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/341603/12-tips-to-troubleshoot-your-internet-connection

 

Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/two-factor-authentication-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27943930686696579732101214183026

 

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/technology/apple-screen-time-trackers.html?emc=edit_th_190429&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=496806370429

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