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The $400 Google Pixel 3a Completely Redefines Great Bang for Your Buck

https://gizmodo.com/the-400-google-pixel-3a-completely-redefines-great-ban-1834573047

 

Fresh cumulative updates roll out to older versions of Windows 10

Get ready for a lengthy list of updates.

https://www.windowscentral.com/fresh-cumulative-updates-roll-out-older-versions-windows-10

 

Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people

It's delivering what customers actually want and need.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/microsoft-build-2019-focus-on-people/

 

Ransomware disables Cleveland airport’s email systems, information screens

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

 

Don't Return Robocalls Unless You Like Losing Money

https://lifehacker.com/dont-return-robocalls-unless-you-like-losing-money-1834589351

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-use-windows-10-1306689

 

How to Schedule Sending Text Messages on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-sms-iphone/

 

Turn on the dark mode in Windows 10

You don't have to be jealous of Mac and Android users. In Windows 10, you can turn on dark mode, too.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/turn-on-the-dark-mode-in-windows-10/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL2hvdy10by8yLz9pMTBjLmVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

Windows 10 Pro 1903 still comes with crapware by default

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/30/windows-10-pro-1903-still-comes-with-crapware-by-default/

 

Nine Charged in Alleged SIM Swapping Ring

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/05/nine-charged-in-alleged-sim-swapping-ring/

 

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

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/289578-diy-build-a-network-video-recorder-with-an-nvidia-jetson-nano

 

How to make Windows 10 look and feel like Windows 7

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-windows-10-look-like-windows-7

 

How to Kill Unresponsive Programs Without the Task Manager

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-kill-unresponsive-programs-without-the-task-manager/

 

ISO Workshop

Quickly create standard or bootable ISO images and burn them to disc, extract files from existing ISO images and convert their content

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-DVD-Burning/ISO-Workshop.shtml

 

How to Watch Videos at Faster Speeds

https://www.howtogeek.com/412629/how-to-watch-videos-at-faster-speeds/

 

Incognito Mode Coming to Google Maps and Search

Once Incognito Mode is engaged in Maps, 'you can search and navigate without linking this activity with your Google account,' says CEO Sundar Pichai.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368212/incognito-mode-coming-to-google-maps-and-search

 

What to do if you lose your phone on vacation

https://www.komando.com/tips/564928/what-to-do-if-you-lose-your-phone-on-vacation

 

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

 

Nike uses AR to help you find the right fit for your sneakers

The new feature will hit the Nike App later this summer.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/nike-fit-augmented-reality-right-fit-size-shoes/

 

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/

 

Your Smartphone's 5G Icon Might be Bogus

https://lifehacker.com/your-smartphones-5g-icon-might-be-bogus-1834581479

 

How to wipe a hard drive in Windows 10 and macOS

Clean out all that data

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-in-windows-10-and-macos

 

How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-ifttt-automate-android-phone/

 

Everything you need to know about Google Home

Here's your guide on where to buy, how to get started, and how to get the most out of a Google smart speaker.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-home/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL2hvdy10by8zLz9pMTBjLmVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

New mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll locking

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/29/new-mobile-phishing-method-using-fake-address-bar-and-scroll-locking/

 

What’s Behind the Wolters Kluwer Tax Outage?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/05/whats-behind-the-wolters-kluwer-tax-outage/

 

Larger, Hybrid Optical CPUs Could Eclipse Silicon Designs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/290097-larger-hybrid-optical-cpus-may-be-competitive-with-silicon-designs

 

How to use GoPro as Webcam on Windows computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-use-gopro-as-webcam-on-windows-computer

 

No Sound on Your Computer? Try This When Your Speakers Don’t Work

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/no-sound-dont-worry-troubleshooting-tips-for-your-computer-speakers/

 

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Create a disk image to boot from and safely remove viruses from your computer in a non-dangerous environment provided by Kaspersky

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Rescue-Disk.shtml

 

How to Copy a Table From Word to PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/401679/how-to-copy-a-table-from-word-to-powerpoint/

 

The Fastest VPNs for 2019

Worried about security and privacy, but don't want to return to dial-up speeds due to a slow virtual private network, or VPN? You don't have to make that choice, with the fastest VPNs in our testing.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/351574/the-fastest-vpns

 

6 travel tips and hacks you've got to know before summer vacation

https://www.komando.com/tips/561774/travel-tips-and-hacks-youve-got-to-know-before-summer-vacation

 

AMD may have a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen processor in the works

A new leak, if true, points to a beastly Ryzen 3000-series processor.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-may-have-16-core-32-thread-ryzen-processor-works

 

Facebook reinvents birthday e-cards for the Stories age

The feature is rolling out worldwide today.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/facebook-birthday-stories/

 

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/

 

Everything Google Announced at I/O 2019 That Matters

https://lifehacker.com/everything-google-announced-at-i-o-2019-that-matters-1834582453

 

How to use split screen mode on iPhone and iPad

Use your iOS device for two functions at once

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-split-screen-mode-on-iphone-and-ipad

 

How to Check the Health of SSD in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-ssd-health-macos/

 

Google wants you to migrate your Nest account: Here's what you need to know

Nest and Google joined up under a single brand at Google I/O, and that means changes.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/google-wants-you-to-migrate-your-nest-account-heres-what-you-need-to-know/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL2hvdy10by8zLz9pMTBjLmVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

Check if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/29/check-if-your-browser-uses-secure-dns-dnssec-tls-1-3-and-encrypted-sni/

 

Demystifying the Dark Web: What You Need to Know

The Dark Web and Deep Web are not the same, neither is fully criminal, and more await in this guide to the Internet's mysterious corners.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/demystifying-the-dark-web-what-you-need-to-know/d/d-id/1334681

 

How to Find and Save Custom Lock Screen Background Images in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130598-find-save-custom-lock-screen-background-images-windows-10-a.html

 

Skype Video Chat crashes on Windows computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/skype-video-chat-crashes-on-windows

 

7 Windows Files and Folders You Can Delete to Free Up Space

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-windows-files-folders/

 

Microsoft OneDrive

An application that runs as an interface between you and the OneDrive storage system, enabling you to keep important files with you anywhere

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/File-Sharing/Microsoft-SkyDrive.shtml

 

How to Protect Cells From Editing in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/412399/how-to-protect-cells-from-editing-in-google-sheets/

 

Hacker Tries to Ransom Github Code Repositories For Bitcoin

The attack started only about day ago and has also been hitting code repositories on similar services Bitbucket and GitLab. To break in, the hacker appears to be targeting accounts with weak passwords. But it remains unclear if anything of value was taken.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368158/hacker-tries-to-ransom-github-code-repositories-for-bitcoin

 

Millions of photos used without permission

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/566357/millions-of-photos-used-without-permission

 

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

 

Tenants win right to have physical keys in NY smart lock case

As part of a settlement, the landlords will be required to provide physical keys.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/08/smart-lock-settlement-manhattan-tenant-privacy/

 

Uptick in IoT related data breaches as unsecured devices increase

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/new-ponemon-institute-study-found-there-has-been-a-dramatic-increase-in-iot-related-data-breaches-specifically-due-to-an-unsecured-iot-device-or-application-since-2017/

 

How to Tell if a News Site Is Reliable

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-tell-if-a-news-site-is-reliable-1834418347

 

How to turn off web notifications for Windows, macOS and Android

Our guide to stopping notifications

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-turn-off-web-notifications-for-chrome-in-windows-macos-and-android

 

How to Use Continuity Camera on macOS to Insert Photos from iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-continuity-camera-macos/

 

Once you use dark mode in these 8 Android apps, you'll never go back

An official dark mode is coming to Android, but you don't have to wait for it.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/once-you-use-dark-mode-in-these-8-android-apps-youll-never-go-back/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL2hvdy10by8zLz9pMTBjLmVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

Windows 10 1809: Quick Removal new default for external storage devices

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/08/windows-10-1809-quick-removal-new-default-for-external-storage-devices/

 

Microsoft SharePoint Bug Exploited in the Wild

A number of reports show CVE-2019-0604 is under active attack, Alien Labs researchers say.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsoft-sharepoint-bug-exploited-in-the-wild/d/d-id/1334683

 

How to Change Power Mode Level in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76183-change-power-mode-level-windows-10-a.html

 

A codec is required to play this file? Download & install codec on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/a-codec-is-required-to-play-this-file-download-install-codec-on-windows-10

 

How to Set Up Raspberry Pi as a Windows Thin Client

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-windows-thin-client/

 

Portable VoiceMacro

Handle your computer with the help of voice commands by resorting to this user-friendly piece of software that can also control apps via hotkeys

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Portable-VoiceMacro.shtml

 

What Are Critical Alerts on iPhone and iPad, and How Do I Enable Them?

https://www.howtogeek.com/412925/what-are-critical-alerts-on-iphone-and-ipad-and-how-do-i-enable-them/

 

Are You Worried About Smart Home Devices Listening to You?

A PCMag survey found that 68 percent of respondents believe smart home devices listen to you when you aren't aware and share the data with companies.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368113/are-you-worried-about-smart-home-devices-listening-to-you

 

Yes, you should hide your wireless network from the neighbors (here's how)

https://www.komando.com/tips/565449/yes-you-should-hide-your-wireless-network-from-the-neighbors-heres-how

 

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

 

Should You Switch Bank Accounts for the Rewards?

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/should-you-switch-bank-accounts-for-the-rewards-1834583483

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New robo-call scam uses a single ring from an overseas number to get your money

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-robo-call-scam-uses-a-single-ring-from-an-overseas-number-to-get-your-money-59138629604

 

[TIPS] How to Take Great Smartphone Pictures

https://askbobrankin.com/tips_how_to_take_great_smartphone_pictures.html

 

How to auto scroll a web page Down or Up in Chrome or Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/auto-scroll-a-web-page-down-or-up

 

10 Exciting Microsoft Store Games You Can Play on Windows 10 PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/exciting-microsoft-store-games/

 

How to fix Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) problems on Windows 10

Here are three ways to troubleshoot and fix problems with BITS on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-background-intelligent-transfer-service-bits-problems-windows-10

 

Apple claims to have removed parental control apps from App Store over privacy concerns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apple-claims-to-have-removed-parental-control-apps-from-app-store-over-privacy-concerns/

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3388135/everything-you-need-to-know-about-optane-right-now.html

 

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Keeps Getting More Interesting

https://www.howtogeek.com/413542/microsoft%E2%80%99s-edge-browser-keeps-getting-more-interesting/

 

Google Assistant gets native controls for a bunch of new devices

Look for security systems, showers, microwaves, garages and more to work more naturally with your Google Home.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/google-assistant-quietly-gets-native-controls-for-a-bunch-of-new-devices/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvMTAvP2kxMGMuZW5jUmVmZXJyZXI9

 

Not All AM4 Motherboards May Support 3rd-Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/290468-not-all-am4-motherboards-may-support-3rd-gen-amd-ryzen-cpus

 

On-device speech recognition may make smart assistants more appealing

Google unveiled the next-generation Google Assistant at I/O 2019, featuring an on-device speech recognition model-bypassing the need to upload voice samples to cloud systems.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/on-device-speech-recognition-may-make-smart-assistants-more-appealing/

 

How to Run a Linux Desktop Using the Windows Subsystem for Linux

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-desktop-windows-subsystem/

 

How to copy and paste on Windows 10

Never type the same thing twice

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-copy-and-paste-on-windows-10

 

Microsoft is making Cortana better at holding conversations

Available for developers building virtual assistants

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530220/microsoft-cortana-conversational-updates-build-2019

 

Protect Your Computer with This One Simple Trick

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/limited-account-benefits,news-25682.html

 

Alexa takes hands-free voice commands on Windows 10 PCs

Your computer is now an extra-large Echo speaker.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/alexa-for-windows-10-hands-free-voice/

 

Can You Keep Google Out of Your Gmail?

Gmail is a great service, but not everyone is comfortable giving Google access to their email. Security expert Max Eddy explains what steps will (and won't) help keep your messages private.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/368183/can-you-keep-google-out-of-your-gmail

 

Hackers steal payment info from hundreds of online stores

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/565185/college-campus-skimming-attack

 

CheckDrive – Monitors and fixes Hard drive errors in real time

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/checkdrive-hard-drive-errors

 

How to Use Continuity Camera on macOS to Insert Photos from iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-continuity-camera-macos/

 

How to backup your PC automatically on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes an automated tool to backup your PC, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to use it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-backup-windows-10-automatically

 

Docker Hub database access compromises 190,000 accounts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/docker-hub-database-access-compromises-190000-accounts/

 

DriveDx review: Mac utility provides hints and warnings when your drive is about to fail

Diagnostic software that uses S.M.A.R.T. information and other data to provide a comprehensive health report.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3391395/drivedx-review.html

 

Windows 10 Is Finally Getting a Real Command Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/413527/windows-10-is-finally-getting-a-real-command-line/

 

Nest Hub Max: Google debuts 10-inch Assistant smart display for $230

Google's new premium-tier smart display joins the Nest family and adds a camera.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/nest-hub-max-google-debuts-10-inch-assistant-smart-display-for-230/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvMTEvP2kxMGMuZW5jUmVmZXJyZXI9

 

Windows 10 Now Requires a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/290401-windows-10-now-requires-a-minimum-of-32gb-storage-space

 

5 quick SSH hardening tips

If you make use of Secure Shell, you'll want to run down this checklist of five quick tips to make that Linux server a bit more secure.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-quick-ssh-hardening-tips/

 

How to Transfer Photos and Send Texts From Android to PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wireless-data-transfer-phone-windows/

 

How to back up an iPhone

Save your data from tech limbo

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-back-up-an-iphone

 

How to schedule an email in Gmail

Send messages when you like with Gmail’s new built-in scheduling tool

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530967/how-to-schedule-email-gmail-natively-desktop-mobile-app

 

It's Time to Kill Your Eight-Character Password

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/8-character-password-dead,news-29429.html

 

Hackers stole cash from 100 Amazon sellers in 'serious' fraud

The intruders compromised accounts for half a year.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/08/amazon-seller-hack/

 

China Used NSA Cyberweapon to Hack Targets, Symantec Says

How the suspected Chinese hackers learned of the Double Pulsar hacking tool remains unknown. But Symantec speculates they may have captured some network traffic of the NSA using it in an actual attack, allowing them to re-engineer the once confidential tool.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368184/china-used-nsa-cyberweapon-to-hack-targets-symantec-says

 

8 secret functions of the iPhone home button

https://www.komando.com/tips/563750/secret-functions-of-the-iphone-home-button

 

How to Live Stream your GoPro to PC using VLC media player

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-live-stream-your-gopro-to-pc-using-vlc-media-player

 

How to Enable, Disable, and Use the Preview Pane in Gmail

https://www.maketecheasier.com/gmail-preview-pane/

 

Microsoft Cortana, and why the future of AI is contextual

Cortana is getting a new lease on life, and it may be the breakthrough AI needs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-cortana-contextual-conversations-ai

 

Greenville in recovery phase from Robbinhood ransomware attack

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

 

Samsung 970 EVO Plus review: Samsung's entry-level NVMe SSD is faster and cheaper

A firmware tweak improves performance, especially sustained throughput.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3334876/samsung-970-evo-plus-review-samsungs-entry-level-nvme-ssd-is-faster-and-cheaper.html

 

How to Create Star Wars Scrolling Text in PowerPoint

https://www.howtogeek.com/413258/how-to-create-star-wars-scrolling-text-in-powerpoint/

 

Android Q rethinks how apps request and use your location

Google tells app developers to make their requests for location information understandable to users.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/android-q-rethinks-how-apps-request-and-use-your-location/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvMTEvP2kxMGMuZW5jUmVmZXJyZXI9

 

Google Gives a Thumbs-Up to Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/microsoft-edge/205701/google-gives-a-thumbs-up-to-chromium-based-microsoft-edge?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9WrYTH-r78GfX1gqZgkIofSzAoZ0XW76yGBvLmBOOv9D-EhSake2vOq-0kuNtbpn-r3Iq34ZCRN0chzhkyIT5zBWN1FQ&_hsmi=72169299

 

How to use the Tor browser on an Android device

Tor can safeguard your browsing activities on an Android device via a new app in alpha release. Here's how to use and tweak it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-tor-browser-on-an-android-device/

 

7 Simple Steps to Diagnose a Network Problem

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-simple-steps-diagnose-network-problem/

 

100 common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them

Easy fixes for widespread issues

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/100-common-windows-10-problems

 

Vudu unveils its initial slate of original streaming shows for Walmart

Shows will be free-to-watch with ads and will come in 2019 and 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/5/18530069/vudu-walmart-initial-slate-original-content-streaming-shows-free-ads

 

Macs Being Attacked by Windows Malware

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/mac-windows-malware,news-29393.htmlhttps://www.tomsguide.com/us/mac-windows-malware,news-29393.html

 

A ransomware attack is holding Baltimore's networks hostage

Hackers are asking for 13 Bitcoins to free the city’s systems.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/08/baltimore-city-government-ransomware-attack/

 

The Best Linux VPNs for 2019

For ultra-nerds and people who are serious about desktop security, Linux is the operating system (OS) of choice. But even if you're a penguin user, you still need to protect your data once it leaves your device. This is where Linux-compatible virtual private networks (VPNs) can help. We test 10 of the best so you can find the best one for you.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/361826/the-best-vpn-apps-for-linux

 

World's fastest computer will process 100k movies per second

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/565997/worlds-fastest-computer-will-process-100k-movies-per-second

 

Windows 10 Release information details, Versions, Known & resolved issues and more

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-release-information-details-versions-known-resolved-issues-and-more

 

How to Fix Download Pending Error in Google Play App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-download-pending-error-google-play/

 

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

 

Credential stuffing: Bigger and badder than ever

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

 

SecureDrive BT review: Unlock this secure portable SSD using your phone

This cleverly designed secure SSD is also FIPS 140-3 certified and a good performer

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3359444/securedrive-bt-review.html

 

Is It Bad to Have Your Desktop PC on the Floor?

https://www.howtogeek.com/413212/is-it-bad-to-have-your-desktop-pc-on-the-floor/

 

Epson's $500 USB-C glasses are second screens for your phone

They work with Samsung Dex, for drone control or just playing Fortnite.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/epsons-500-usb-c-glasses-are-second-screens-for-your-phone/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

Mozilla Moves to Replace Firefox with Fenix on Android

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/mozilla-firefox/205698/mozilla-moves-to-replace-firefox-with-fenix-on-android?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9WrYTH-r78GfX1gqZgkIofSzAoZ0XW76yGBvLmBOOv9D-EhSake2vOq-0kuNtbpn-r3Iq34ZCRN0chzhkyIT5zBWN1FQ&_hsmi=72169299

 

Fix on the way for Google Chrome flaw allowing malicious websites to break back button

Google Chrome users have complained for years about how the browser handles history, allowing malicious websites to inhibit back button usage.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fix-on-the-way-for-google-chrome-flaw-allowing-malicious-websites-to-break-back-button/

 

Windows 10 Now Lets You Quickly Remove Hardware

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-quickly-remove-hardware/

 

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

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

 

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

 

Is Microsoft Stealing Your Data? What You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/microsoft-activity-history-spying,news-28834.html

 

Intel explains Project Athena laptops, promises nine hours of battery life

And we're talking about real-world battery life, apparently.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/08/intel-project-athena-laptop-battery-life/

 

Ransomware Attack Strikes Baltimore City Government

The city has shut down most of its servers due to the infection, but critical services, including EMS, police, fire, and 311, are still operational.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368231/ransomware-attack-strikes-baltimore-city-government

 

9 tips for safe online and mobile banking

https://www.komando.com/tips/564922/9-tips-for-safe-online-and-mobile-banking

 

How to play WMA files on Windows 10 and what to do if WMA does not play in WMP

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-play-wma-files-on-windows-10

 

10 Easy Ways to Destroy Your Mobile Phone

https://askbobrankin.com/10_easy_ways_to_destroy_your_mobile_phone.html

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 TV for free: Pluto TV offers a wallet-friendly pitch in the Netflix era

The service leans heavily on the television equivalent of comfort food: throwback sitcoms, vintage movies, reality shows and nature specials.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/tv-free-pluto-tv-offers-wallet-friendly-pitch-netflix-era-n1003921

 

Microsoft, at its Build 2019 conference, says you need to put down that phone

The software giant's company MyAnalytics software in its Office 365 service will soon encourage people to focus on their "digital well-being."

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/microsoft-at-its-build-2019-conference-says-you-need-to-put-down-that-phone/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOC8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903, MAY 2019 UPDATE: 10 BEST NEW FEATURES

These are the coolest features and changes that you'll find with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

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

 

The Best New Features in Android Q

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-new-features-in-android-q-1834620582

 

Alleged Ukrainian Malvertiser Extradited, Faces Hacking Charges

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/alleged-ukrainian-malvertiser-extradited-faces-hacking-charges/

 

Windows 10 stuck in Tablet Mode? Here is how to turn off the Tablet Mode

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-stuck-in-tablet-mode

 

How to Increase Windows 10 Performance and Make It Feel Faster

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-faster-performance/

 

Pale Moon 28.5.0 is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/01/pale-moon-28-5-0-is-out/

 

How to tell which iPad model you have

It's easy if you know where to look.

https://www.macworld.com/article/2049920/how-to-tell-which-ipad-model-you-have.html

 

We Tried Microsoft’s New Edge for Mac Browser, You Can Too

https://www.howtogeek.com/413659/we-tried-microsofts-new-edge-for-mac-browser-you-can-too/

 

Ford’s CX Program: Auto Service at Your Home or Workplace

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/290701-fords-cx-program-auto-service-at-your-home-or-workplace

 

Silver Key Free Edition USB

Keeps important files and folders safe by locking them in password-protected containers, verifies data and shreds files, tailor-made for USB devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Security/Encrypting/Silver-Key-Free-Edition-USB.shtml

 

NBCUniversal’s scannable ShoppableTV takes viewers directly to e-commerce sites

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/06/nbcuniversals-scannable-shoppabletv-takes-viewers-directly-to-e-commerce-sites/

 

Attackers Add a New Spin to Old Scams

Scammers are figuring out unique ways of abusing cloud services to make their attacks look more genuine, Netskope says.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/attackers-add-a-new-spin-to-old-scams-/d/d-id/1334626

 

Flawed P2P technology threatens millions of IoT devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/flawed-p2p-technology-threatens-millions-of-iot-devices/

 

New Android Google feature helps you save money

https://www.komando.com/tips/564518/new-google-feature-for-android-makes-sure-you-dont-overspend

 

Tim Cook: Apple bought 20 to 25 companies in the past six months

Apple's CEO tells CNBC that his company has been rapidly, yet quietly, making acquisitions.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/tim-cook-apple-bought-20-to-25-companies-in-the-past-six-months/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOC8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

WINDOWS TERMINAL COMMAND LINE APP WITH TABS COMING TO WINDOWS 10

The Windows Terminal app is your new command console with tabs, theme, customization, and multiple environment support.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-terminal-command-line-app-windows-10/

 

Google Maps' New AR Walking Directions Are Pretty Cool

https://lifehacker.com/google-maps-new-ar-walking-directions-are-pretty-cool-1834640904

 

Microsoft Now Lets You Reply to Android Texts in Windows 10

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-now-lets-you-reply-to-android-texts-in-windows-10/

 

How to make Windows 10 look and feel like Windows 7

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-windows-10-look-like-windows-7

 

How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 10 the Fast Way

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-uninstall-programs-on-windows-10/

 

Upgrade blocks for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/30/upgrade-blocks-for-windows-10-may-2019-update/

 

10 essential iPad features you need to start using

The iPad is a lot more than just a big iPhone. Features like Split View and split keyboards help transform it into a productivity workhorse.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391404/10-best-tips-and-tricks-and-features-for-ipad.html

 

How to Remove Duplicates in Google Sheets

https://www.howtogeek.com/413134/how-to-remove-duplicates-in-google-sheets/

 

Google Says Pixel 3 Sales Are Worse Than Pixel 2

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/290515-google-says-pixel-3-sales-are-worse-than-pixel-2

 

Silver Key Free Edition

Easily create self-extracting encrypted files and folders for sending them over the Internet in a secure way using a step-by-step approach

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/Silver-Key-Free-Edition.shtml

 

The EU will reportedly investigate Apple following anti-competition complaint from Spotify

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/06/eu-will-reportedly-investigate-apple/

 

Microsoft Debuts ElectionGuard to Secure Voting Processes

The new software development kit - free and open source - will be available to election officials and technology suppliers this summer.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsoft-debuts-electionguard-to-secure-voting-processes/d/d-id/1334623

 

Info on 80 million American households found in open database

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/info-on-80-million-american-households-found-in-open-database/

 

9 hot Alexa skills that you're going to love

https://www.komando.com/tips/564506/9-skills-from-alexa-that-youre-going-to-love

 

Amazon Alexa transcripts live on, even after you delete voice records

You can delete voice recordings so Amazon can't listen to your conversations with Alexa anymore, but text records are a different story.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/amazon-alexa-transcripts-live-on-even-after-you-delete-voice-records/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

MICROSOFT LAUNCHES WINDOWS 10 RELEASE HEALTH DASHBOARD

If your PC is having issues or you want to stay up-to-date with every quality and feature update information, you can now check the release health dashboard online.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-release-health-dashboard/

 

Where to Find the Best Deals on the New Pixel 3a and 3a XL

https://lifehacker.com/where-to-find-the-best-deals-on-the-new-pixel-3a-and-3a-1834616446

 

North Korean Hackers Use ELECTRICFISH Malware to Steal Data

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/north-korean-hackers-use-electricfish-malware-to-steal-data/

 

How to transfer files from GoPro camera to Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-transfer-files-from-gopro-camera-to-windows-10-pc

 

4 Ways to Quickly Share a File From Windows Explorer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/share-file-windows-explorer/

 

Google Docs displays "unsupported browser" for Chromium Edge

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/30/google-docs-displays-unsupported-browser-for-chromium-edge/

 

It’s about time for a Mac with a touch interface

With rumors of mice and trackpads coming to iOS, the time is right for a change in the Mac user interface.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391211/its-time-for-a-mac-with-a-touch-interface.html

 

How to Improve Microsoft Word’s Grammar Checker

https://www.howtogeek.com/412883/how-to-improve-microsoft-words-grammar-checker/

 

How to create a Windows 10 ISO image for clean, in-place upgrade and repair install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72031-create-windows-10-iso-image-existing-installation.html

 

Ghostery for Opera

Protect your privacy while surfing on the Internet with a powerful Opera extension that is able to detect and block web trackers (e.g. social networking widgets, advertisements, invisible pixels)

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Opera-Extensions/Ghostery-for-Opera.shtml

 

We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/05/we-are-leaving-older-adults-out-of-the-digital-world/

 

Security Top Concern as Mobile Providers Think 5G

The deployment of 5G networks will bring new use cases and revenue opportunities, mobile providers say, but security will be essential.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/security-top-concern-as-mobile-providers-think-5g/d/d-id/1334620

 

Researcher hacks fleets and can kill engines via GPS tracking app

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/a-hacker-has-developed-an-attack-to-kill-automotive-engines-by-hacking-into-two-gps-fleet-manager-applications/

 

Major wireless carriers sued for selling location data used by bounty hunters

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/565311/major-wireless-carriers-sued-for-selling-location-data

 

iPhone XR and XS review: Seven months in, what's good and what's bad

Revisiting Apple's 2018 iPhones in a 2019 world.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-4ddd.jula.jvt_/c-4TVYLWOLBZ88x24oaawzx3ax2fx2fddd.jula.jvtx2fuldzx2fpwovul-ey-ez-ylcpld-zlclu-tvuaoz-pu-dohaz-nvvk-huk-dohaz-ihkx2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=18

 

MICROSOFT EDGE CHROMIUM NEW IE MODE, COLLECTIONS, TRACKING PROTECTION FEATURES

The new version of Microsoft Edge (Chromium) will get IE Mode, web tracker blocker, and Collections features.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-ie-mode-collections-tracking-protection-features/

 

The Best Android and iOS Apps to Keep Your Data Private and Secure

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-android-and-ios-apps-to-keep-your-data-private-1833838923

 

Android Q Hardens Security, Adds Better Encryption

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-q-hardens-security-adds-better-encryption/

 

CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/chkdsk-cannot-continue-in-read-only-mode

 

How to Run Android Games on Windows or Mac With Nox

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-games-windows-mac-nox/

 

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for Activity data that it collects

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/02/google-rolls-out-auto-delete-controls-for-activity-data-that-it-collects/

 

How to make your iPhone read to you by using Speak Screen in iOS

With this built-in iOS feature, you can have your iPhone read out loud web articles, emails, and more.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3390309/how-to-make-your-iphone-read-to-you-by-using-speak-screen-in-ios.html

 

Free Download: Use Alexa Hands-Free on Any PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/413599/free-download-use-alexa-hands-free-on-any-pc/

 

How to Find Motherboard Manufacturer, Model, Serial Number, and Version in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/130681-find-motherboard-brand-model-serial-number-version-windows.html

 

McAfee Removal Tool (mcpr)

Completely remove McAfee applications installed on your computer, including leftover files and folders by following several steps

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/McAfee-Consumer-Product-Removal-Tool.shtml

 

Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system

Thousands of facial recognition scans were matched against Chinese police records

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/03/china-smart-city-exposed/

 

New Executive Order Aims to Grow Federal Cybersecurity Staff

The EO outlines a 'rotational assignment program' intended to help security practitioners develop their skills.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/new-executive-order-aims-to-grow-federal-cybersecurity-staff/d/d-id/1334609

 

Tech support scam uses iframes and pop-ups to trap victims in loop

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/tech-support-scam-uses-iframes-and-pop-ups-to-trap-victims-in-loop/

 

Wi-Fi connected cooking -- 6 ways smart technology comes to the kitchen

https://www.komando.com/buying-guides/563311/wi-fi-connected-cooking

 

Google Duplex is boring now. And that's probably good

Commentary: The search giant turns down the creepy on its AI chatbot.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/google-duplex-is-boring-now-and-thats-probably-good/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

Get Your Plugs Out of the Way With This Ingenious, $5 Surge Protector

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/get-your-plugs-out-of-the-way-with-this-ingenious-7-s-1825216866?ks=streamshare

 

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

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Microsoft Wants to Make Voting More Secure by the 2020 Election

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/microsoft-electionguard-voting-security-2020,news-30004.html

 

Intel's 9th-gen mobile Core chips aim for the high end, rocking 8 cores at up to 5GHz speeds

This is Intel's power play for gamers and content creators. Mainstream 9th-gen mobile Core chips are still a few months down the road.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390202/intel-9th-gen-mobile-core-chips-with-8-cores-at-up-to-5ghz-speeds-features-and-specs.html

 

5 Free Great Photoshop Watercolor Brushes

https://www.techjunkie.com/free-great-photoshop-watercolor-brushes/

 

Microsoft Edge Insider gives web apps more prominent place in Start menu

Web apps will now get top billing in your Start menu, instead of being buried in a folder.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-insider-gives-web-apps-more-prominent-place-start-menu

 

YouTube confirms plans to make Originals available for free

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/02/youtube-brandcast-2/

 

Chrome for Android to Allow In-App Browser Updates

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/chrome-for-android-to-allow-in-app-browser-updates/

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The best hidden features

From display brightness to cursor boldness to GameBar and Notepad enhancements, there's something for everyone.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3359186/windows-10-may-2019-update-hidden-features-raw-image-support-bold-new-cursors-and-more.html

 

Failed to create a graphics device error on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/failed-to-create-a-graphics-device-error-on-windows-10

 

Chrome Flags: what they are, and how to use them for better web browsing

Boost your browser with experimental features

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/chrome-flags-what-they-are-and-how-to-use-them-for-better-web-browsing

 

YouTube Music for Android can play your local song collection

It's one step closer to replacing Google Play Music.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/youtube-music-local-playback/

 

Windows 10's new Edge browser: Microsoft reveals more features headed your way

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10s-new-edge-browser-microsoft-reveals-more-features-headed-your-way/

 

YouTube could help the planet by throwing out its digital waste

Watching videos uses a lot of energy

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18531107/youtube-waste-energy-power-video-streaming-google

 

How to delete unneeded Time Machine backups on Apple’s Time Capsule

If you wind up with backups from computer you no longer need, you can delete them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391400/how-to-delete-unneeded-time-machine-backups-on-apples-time-capsule.html

 

Taskbar Not Working in Windows 10? Here Are the Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-taskbar-not-working-windows/

 

One of the most impressive Android phones of 2019 just leaked

https://bgr.com/2019/05/06/huawei-mate-30-pro-specs-just-leaked-triple-camera-and-5g-support/

 

AT&T Breaks a Gig on 5G, Paving the Way for Others

AT&T's 5G hotspots can now get 1Gbps speeds, and that's a good sign for the industry as a whole. In an exclusive interview, Igal Elbaz, AT&T's SVP of wireless technology, explains.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367519/at-t-breaks-a-gig-on-5g-paving-the-way-for-others

 

Intel launches 18 9th-gen desktop Core chips, the majority without hyperthreading

If you want a hyperthreading-capable desktop Core chip from Intel, you only have a few from which to choose.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390311/intel-launches-18-9th-gen-desktop-core-chips-the-majority-without-hyperthreading.html

 

How To WHOIS From a Windows Command Prompt

https://www.techjunkie.com/whois-windows-command-prompt/

 

Mixer Channel Progression allows you to gain recognition with streamers

Get recognized by your favorite streamers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/mixer-channel-progression-allows-you-gain-recognition-streamers

 

Hundreds of Orpak gas station systems can be easily hacked thanks to hardcoded passwords

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/02/orpak-gas-station-password/

 

Firefox 66.0.4 Released With Fix for Disabled Addons

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-6604-released-with-fix-for-disabled-addons/

 

5 alarming facts in honor of World Password Day

Data breaches are getting worse, and our bad password habits aren't helping.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3392860/5-alarming-facts-in-honor-of-world-password-day.html

 

Skype Video Chat crashes on Windows computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/skype-video-chat-crashes-on-windows

 

How to take a screenshot on an iPad

Capture your iPad or iPad Pro screen

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-an-ipad

 

New plastic material can be recycled again and again

A new material called PDK can be disassembled and reassembled at a molecular level.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/pdk-plastic-circular-recyclable/

 

Microsoft Word Online to add Ideas AI to help you improve your writing

Due to hit the online version of Word this fall, the new feature will suggest ways to polish your prose.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-word-online-to-add-ideas-ai-to-help-you-improve-your-writing/

 

Microsoft’s Edge browser for Mac leaks, available to download early

Available from Microsoft’s official download servers

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18535227/microsoft-edge-browser-mac-download-leak-macos

 

Still using Apple’s Aperture? Your time is running out

Apple announces that Aperture won’t work in future versions of macOS.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391567/still-using-apple-s-aperture-your-time-is-running-out.html

 

How to Schedule Sending Text Messages on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/schedule-sms-iphone/

 

The new iPhone 11 feature that just leaked is way more exciting than it sounds

https://bgr.com/2019/05/06/iphone-11-upgrade-antenna-indoor-navigation/

 

38 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

Google's free email service has come a long way since its debut 15 years ago. It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/324107/38-gmail-tips-that-will-help-you-conquer-email

 

Big changes to Siri, Marzipan, AR, and more could dramatically change the Apple ecosystem

If the reported changes to Siri, Marzipan, ARKit, and other core technologies are true, the Apple ecosystem is about to get a lot stronger.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390152/big-changes-to-siri-marzipan-ar-and-more-could-dramatically-change-the-apple-ecosystem.html

 

How to Stop the AOL Automatic Sign In

https://www.techjunkie.com/stop-aol-automatic-sign-in/

 

Xbox Live has a real spambot problem — and it's getting worse

Spam continues to flood Xbox Live, and Xbox One users are voicing their concerns. But how can Microsoft put an end to the problem?

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-lives-spambots-are-getting-out-hand

 

‘Denial of service condition’ disrupted US energy company operations

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/02/ddos-attack-california-energy/

 

New Extortion Email Scam Threatens to Release Your Sex Tape

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-extortion-email-scam-threatens-to-release-your-sex-tape/

 

How to create, edit, and format images in Excel

Imagine a spreadsheet that can perform like a graphics program.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3389141/how-to-create-edit-and-format-images-in-excel.html

 

Titanium build for Kodi review: How to install Titanium build

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/titanium-build-for-kodi-review-how-to-install-titanium-build

 

How to use System Restore in Windows 10

Your guide to PC time travelling

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-system-restore-in-windows-10

 

AMD and Cray are building the 'world's most powerful supercomputer'

"Frontier will accelerate innovation in AI," Sec. Rick Perry said.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/supercomputer-ai-amd-cray-department-of-energy-frontier/

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: 10 notable new features (free PDF)

https://www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/whitepapers/windows-10-may-2019-update-10-notable-new-features-free-pdf/

 

Alexa is now hands-free on every Windows 10 device

Pandora now supported too

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18535081/alexa-windows-10-hands-free-wake-word-push-to-talk-update

 

How to stop your iPhone videos from turning into a blurry mess on Android phones (and vice versa)

The green bubble of death.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391385/how-to-text-iphone-videos-that-arent-blurry-on-android-and-vice-versa.html

 

How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-ifttt-automate-android-phone/

 

Google officially unveils its brand new Pixel 3a lineup

https://bgr.com/2019/05/07/pixel-3a-release-price-specs-camera/

 

The Most Important Buying Factors for Video-Streaming Services

Nielsen's latest Total Audience Report surveyed viewers on key attributes and barriers when choosing between streaming-video subscription options, from Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu to new apps from Apple, Disney, and more. Content availability and ease-of-use topped the list.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367487/the-most-important-buying-factors-for-video-streaming-servic

 

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.techconnect.com/article/3389742/intel-optane-memory-h10-ssd-review.html

 

How to Turn Your Image into a Vector Image

https://www.techjunkie.com/turn-image-into-vector/

 

Astro C40 TR Controller review: One of the best for PC

It's time for an upgrade.

https://www.windowscentral.com/astro-c40-tr-controller-review-best-controller-pc

 

Inspection robots are climbing the walls to monitor safety conditions in hazardous locations

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/02/inspection-robots-are-climbing-the-walls-to-monitor-safety-conditions-in-hazardous-locations/

 

Fix for Tor Browser NoScript Addon Being Disabled

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fix-for-tor-browser-noscript-addon-being-disabled/

 

Google's next-gen Assistant blows past Siri with 10x speeds and deeper awareness of your life

It knows what you did last summer, and that's a good thing

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3393963/next-gen-google-assistant-features-personal-references-driving.html

 

Windows 10 Start Search not displaying results; shows blank white

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-start-search-not-displaying-results

 

How to build a PC: a step-by-step guide to building the best PC

It's easier than you might think

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-pc

 

The Morning After: Microsoft, Linux and Windows 10

And Pokémon may have rewired your brain.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/the-morning-after/

 

Why 5G requires new antenna designs to deliver faster speeds

Traditional antennas are passive devices that use metal rods, capacitors, and conductors. Active antennas and MIMO are key to differentiating 5G from previous wireless networks.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-5g-requires-new-antenna-designs-to-deliver-faster-speeds/

 

INSIDE MICROSOFT’S SURPRISE DECISION TO WORK WITH GOOGLE ON ITS EDGE BROWSER

Microsoft and Google engineers are now working closely together

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18527550/microsoft-chromium-edge-google-history-collaboration

 

10 essential iPad features you need to start using

The iPad is a lot more than just a big iPhone. Features like Split View and split keyboards help transform it into a productivity workhorse.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3391404/10-best-tips-and-tricks-and-features-for-ipad.html

 

How to Check the Health of SSD in macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-ssd-health-macos/

 

SanDisk’s most popular memory cards start at just $6 right now on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/05/07/sandisk-microsd-card-salestarting-at-6-dollars/

 

The New Entertainment Giants: Welcome to the Streaming-Industrial Complex

We spoke to execs from Amazon Prime Video, CBS, Disney, and Hulu, as well as experts and analysts, about the escalating war for original content among streaming-video providers and the tectonic shifts in an industry straddling the media, tech, and entertainment worlds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367423/the-new-entertainment-giants-welcome-to-the-streaming-indus

 

The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed

Now McAfee users are reporting issues, too.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390179/windows-patch-breaking-pcs-mcafee-antivirus-installed.html

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Microsoft surrenders in its Windows Update war with users

It’s another sign that the company is changing in fundamental ways under the leadership of Satya Nadella.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3393243/microsoft-surrenders-in-its-windows-update-war-with-users.html

 

Samsung's Switch-Friendly 512GB MicroSD Card is Cheaper Than Ever

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/samsungs-switch-friendly-512gb-microsd-card-is-cheaper-1834558507?ks=streamshare

 

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

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

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/354543/9-easy-ways-to-make-your-android-phone-less-annoying

 

The Dark Web is Smaller Than You Think

The number of live, accessible .onion sites amounts to less than 0.005% of surface web domains, researchers report.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-dark-web-is-smaller-than-you-think/d/d-id/1334631

 

Major leak reveals iOS 13’s biggest secrets: revamped apps, handy new features, and a Sleep Mode

Reminders, Health, iMessage all reportedly due for upgrades.https://www.macworld.com/article/3393228/ios-13-secrets-revealed-apps-features-changes.html

 

How to Hide Your Private Photos in Android Gallery

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/hide-private-picture-folders-gallery-android/

 

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

 

X-Chromium

Portable web browser whose source code is used for Google Chrome, enabling you to navigate the web and take your settings with you wherever you go

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Internet/Browsers/X-Chromium.shtml

 

Chrome could push privacy with website cookie controls, report says

Blocking cookies and other online tracking technology is becoming the new normal for web browsers.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/chrome-could-push-privacy-with-website-cookie-controls-report-says/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNy8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

System Volume Information folder in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-volume-information-folder

 

The Dark Web is smaller, and may be less dangerous, than we think

Another Dark Web market has been closed, and its leaders arrested. Law enforcement seems to be getting a handle on the Dark Web—is it really as big of a threat as it is made out to be?

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-dark-web-is-smaller-and-may-be-less-dangerous-than-we-think/

 

Amazon, Google Finally End YouTube Streaming Feud

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

 

How to Quickly Free Up Space on Your Windows PC

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-free-up-space-on-your-windows-pc-1834555801

 

Your Firefox extensions are all disabled? That's a bug!

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/04/your-firefox-extensions-are-all-disabled-thats-a-bug/

 

How to Merge and Unmerge Cells in Microsoft Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/369241/how-to-split-or-merge-cells-in-microsoft-excel/

 

DHS lists critical infrastructure areas to protect from cyberattack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/dhs-lists-critical-infrastructure-areas-to-protect-from-cyberattack/

 

How to unlock Android's secret menu

https://www.komando.com/tips/391733/how-to-unlock-androids-secret-menu

 

Need to Repair Your New AirPods? Good Luck

According to iFixit's teardown, the new Apple AirPods are impossible to fix unless you're willing to damage the product's outer casing.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367512/need-to-repair-your-new-airpods-good-luck

 

The Big E-Crime Pivot

Criminals have begun to recognize that enterprise ransomware offers tremendous financial advantage over the more traditional tactics of wire fraud and account takeover.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-big-e-crime-pivot/a/d-id/1334605

 

Upgrading an older iMac’s PCIe SSD: Third-party solutions that save you beaucoup bucks

If you bought entry-level iMac with at least a Fusion Drive, here's how to upgrade to something faster, more capacious—and cheap (relatively).

https://www.macworld.com/article/3386117/upgrading-an-older-imacs-pcie-ssd-third-party-solutions-that-save-you-beaucoup-bucks.html

 

The Positive Impact of Social Networking Sites on Society

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/positive-impact-social-networking-sites-society-opinion/

 

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

 

Emsisoft Decrypter for ZQ

Grab the key for the files encrypted by ZQ ransomware and recover all your data without having to pay the ransom using this straightforward decryptor

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/Emsisoft-Decrypter-for-ZQ.shtml

 

Microsoft, at its Build 2019 conference, wants us to have conversations with our computers

The software maker gets into how it expects us to work with artificial intelligence programs in the future.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/microsoft-at-its-build-2019-conference-wants-us-to-have-conversations-with-our-computers/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNy8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

How to install Gen-X Kodi add-on

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-gen-x-kodi-add-on

 

How to turn off background apps in Microsoft Windows 10

Many applications run in the background of Windows 10, but not all of them are necessary.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-turn-off-background-apps-in-microsoft-windows-10/

 

Microsoft Windows XP Is Finally Dead, Nearly 18 Years Post-Launch

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/289440-microsoft-xp-is-finally-dead-nearly-18-years-post-launch

 

Stop Robocalls on Your iPhone, Once and for All

https://lifehacker.com/stop-robocalls-on-your-iphone-once-and-for-all-1834510716

 

Microsoft promises to be even more transparent about data it collects

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/03/microsoft-promises-to-be-even-more-transparent-about-data-it-collects/

 

What Are NVMe Drives, and Should You Buy One?

https://www.howtogeek.com/404627/what-are-nvme-drives-and-should-you-buy-one/

 

Oracle, Airbus, Toshiba, and Volkswagen financial data leaked following cyberattack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/threat-actors-stole-financial-data-from-a-company-that-provides-internet-infrastructure-for-dozens-of-the-worlds-largest-companies-including-oracle-airbus-toshiba-and-volkswagen/

 

Free check to see if your router has been hacked by criminals

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/312613/test-your-router-to-see-if-its-been-hacked-heres-how

 

How China's Techno-Imperialism Is Reshaping Global Economies

China's Belt and Road Initiative expands the superpower's economic and social influence to countries across the globe. Along with technology exports and infrastructure investments, China is also exporting its model of internet control.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367366/how-chinas-techno-imperialism-is-reshaping-global-economies

 

Better Behavior, Better Biometrics?

Behavioral biometrics is a building block to be used in conjunction with other security measures, but it shows promise.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/authentication/better-behavior-better-biometrics-/a/d-id/1334581

 

Apple’s heavy hand with parental-control apps is about trust, not anti-trust

Regulating the App Store isn’t as easy as flipping a switch.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3393437/apples-heavy-hand-with-parental-control-apps-is-about-trust-not-anti-trust.html

 

The 6 Best Wireless Lavalier Microphones

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-wireless-lavalier-microphone/

 

7 Best Free PDF Editors

Use these free PDF editors and online tools to make changes to your PDF files

https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-pdf-editors-4147622

 

O&O ShutUp10

Disable telemetry, localization detection, Cortana, app access to your information and data collection features in Windows 10 to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/O-O-ShutUp10.shtml

 

Facebook pulls down more fake accounts tied to Russia

People behind the accounts used "deceptive tactics" such as impersonating other users, the social network says.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/facebook-pulls-down-more-fake-accounts-tied-to-russia/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNy8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

How do you delete Search History from Outlook.com

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-search-history-from-outlook

 

Certificate issue disabling add-ons in Firefox and Tor browser finally fixed

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/certificate-issue-disabling-add-ons-in-firefox-and-tor-browser-finally-fixed/

 

How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

 

How to Spot Fake Reviews on Amazon

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-spot-fake-reviews-on-amazon-1834561279

 

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for Activity data that it collects

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/02/google-rolls-out-auto-delete-controls-for-activity-data-that-it-collects/

 

Can Smart Thermostats Ruin Your Furnace?

https://www.howtogeek.com/405478/can-smart-thermostats-ruin-your-furnace/

 

Backdoors found in Huawei-supplied Vodafone equipment

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mobile-security/backdoors-found-in-huawei-supplied-vodafone-equipment/

 

Watch out for this nasty malware that can steal your banking information

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564426/exobot-banking-trojan-malware

 

The Best Wireless Routers for 2019

In the days of surfing, streaming, gaming, and more, your Wi-Fi router is the single most important piece of technology in your home. Make sure you pick the right one. Here's what you need to know to optimize your network, along with the best wireless routers for all budgets.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/292110/the-best-wireless-routers

 

Russian Nation-State Group Employs Custom Backdoor for Microsoft Exchange Server

Turla hacking team abuses a legitimate feature of the Exchange server in order to hide out and access all of the target organization's messages.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/russian-nation-state-group-employs-custom-backdoor-for-microsoft-exchange-server/d/d-id/1334628

 

What the future looks like for the Mac, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch

Tidbits from Apple’s financial conference call points towards interesting developments in its non-iPhone products.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3392839/whats-in-store-for-the-future-of-the-mac-ipad-pro-and-apple-watch.html

 

The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-code-along-youtube-channels-learn-programming/

 

How to Print to PDF

Quickly convert anything to PDF on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/print-to-pdf-4147601

 

FBackup

It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location with optional password security

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

 

Microsoft debuts Internet Explorer mode for Edge at Build 2019

Because enterprise expense-report filing software is stuck in 2005.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/microsoft-debuts-internet-explorer-mode-for-edge-at-build-2019/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvOC8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

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

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

 

How to tell the difference between apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, and do-release-upgrade

Don't confuse the three commands used for upgrading a Debian- or Ubuntu-based machine. Instead, learn what each can do.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-apt-get-upgrade-apt-get-dist-upgrade-and-do-release-upgrade/

 

Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24117-turn-off-app-suggestions-start-windows-10-a.html

 

If Your Firefox Extensions Aren't Working, Update Your Browser

https://lifehacker.com/if-your-firefox-extensions-arent-working-update-your-b-1834552458

 

Bookmark Tip: Windows Release Information by Microsoft

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/01/bookmark-tip-windows-release-information-by-microsoft/

 

What Is Windows 10 IoT, and When Would You Want to Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/413102/what-is-windows-10-iot-and-when-would-you-want-to-use-it/

 

Rosenstein to resign, says elections are more secure; Wray says Russia threat to electorate around the clock

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/rosenstein-to-resign-says-elections-are-more-secure-wray-says-russia-threat-to-electorate-around-the-clock/

 

New ways Amazon is delivering to you

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

 

Chinese Embassy Robocall Scam Rakes in $40M From Victims

The Mandarin-language calls have been bombarding residents across the US. Unfortunately, the scam managed to swindle actual victims by tricking them into thinking they were in legal trouble with the Chinese government, the FBI said on Thursday.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367491/chinese-embassy-robocall-scam-rakes-in-40m-from-victims

 

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

 

European, American authorities bust 'world's largest darknet marketplace for contraband'

The site trafficked documents such as identity papers and drivers' licenses but an estimated 60 percent or more of the business was drug-related.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/european-american-authorities-bust-world-s-largest-darknet-marketplace-contraband-n1001651

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 Cybersecurity expert gives tips on how to stay safe online

https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cybersecurity-expert-gives-tips-how-stay-safe-online-n1001921

 

How to Set Up Dark Mode on Your Favorite Apps

Looking to give your eyes a break? Dark mode swaps white backgrounds for grays and blacks. Here's how to enable dark mode in all your favorite apps.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366170/how-to-set-up-dark-mode-on-your-favorite-apps

 

How to Customize the To-Do Pane in Outlook

https://www.howtogeek.com/396451/how-to-customise-the-to-do-pane-in-outlook/

 

12 new projects will finally show us how Facebook is changing democracy

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18531060/facebook-data-researchers-social-science-one-first-studies

 

The 5 Best Online Tools to Calibrate Your Monitor

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-online-tools-calibrate-monitor/

 

Two Thirds of Hotel Sites Leak Guest Booking Info to Third-Parties

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/two-thirds-of-hotel-sites-leak-guest-booking-info-to-third-parties/

 

Free Credit Reports Online (have you checked yours?)

https://askbobrankin.com/free_credit_reports_online_have_you_checked_yours.html

 

What Apple can learn from the iPhone XR’s success

The iPhone XR is Apple’s best-selling model by a huge margin. Here are five takeaways Apple should pay attention to.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390689/what-apple-can-learn-from-the-iphone-xrs-success.html

 

Macro photography: five ways to focus your close-up shots

Get pin-sharp macro shots every time

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/macro-photography-five-ways-to-focus-your-close-up-shots

 

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

 

POP!_OS Makes Classic GNOME Simpler to Use

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/POP_OS-Makes-Classic-GNOME-Simpler-to-Use-85992.html

 

Protect Your Computer with This One Simple Trick

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/limited-account-benefits,news-25682.html

 

Microsoft removes ability to install Office directly from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10

Users are no longer able to install Office directly from the Microsoft Store, and are instead being redirected to the old classic installer.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-removes-ability-install-office-directly-microsoft-store-windows-10

 

Microsoft Word uses AI to improve your writing

Ideas can offer changes to phrasing, not just simple grammar issues.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-word-online-ideas/

 

Dahlia Home review: Finally, I can repurpose my old iPhone as a smart home hub (said no one ever)

Here’s a truly innovative solution in search of a problem.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3384238/dahlia-home-review.html

 

10 mistakes people make online

https://www.komando.com/columns/564828/10-mistakes-people-make-online

 

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

 

How to Supercharge Your Google Apps with the Script Editor

https://www.howtogeek.com/410451/how-to-supercharge-your-google-apps-with-the-script-editor/

 

Apple is planning big software updates at WWDC, including iOS Dark Mode and iPad apps on the Mac

On June 3rd, Apple will announce a raft of updates for the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530995/apple-wwdc-rumored-updates-ios-apple-watch-macos-new-reavamped-apps

 

The 12 Most Trusted News Sites You Should Bookmark

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/trust-news-sites/

 

Chrome Saying It's Managed by Your Organization May Indicate Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/chrome-saying-its-managed-by-your-organization-may-indicate-malware/

 

[TIPS] How to Take Great Smartphone Pictures

https://askbobrankin.com/tips_how_to_take_great_smartphone_pictures.html

 

What USB 3.2 and Wi-Fi 6 mean for your next PC

Major rebranding means it's more confusing to know what your PC has.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3387129/what-usb-32-and-wi-fi-6-mean-for-your-next-pc.html

 

How to create motion blur in-camera

Shoot amazing in-camera movement images in just five minutes

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-motion-blur-in-camera

 

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

 

Feren OS: An Almost Flawless Linux Computing Platform

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Feren-OS-An-Almost-Flawless-Linux-Computing-Platform-85977.html

 

Azulle Byte3 Fanless Mini Desktop PC Review: A Little PC for Your Big-Screen TV

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/azulle-byte3-fanless-mini-desktop-pc,review-6295.html

 

Microsoft releases lengthy list of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Time to fire up Windows Update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-releases-lengthy-list-fixes-windows-10-october-2018-update

 

Google may let users limit tracking in Chrome

It would be good news for privacy, but not so much for advertisers.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/google-chrome-tracking-cookie-tool-leak/

 

How to make the most of Roku voice controls

Everything you need to know about controlling Roku with Alexa, Google Assistant, or your voice remote.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3373853/how-to-use-roku-voice-controls.html

 

Are your home's router, TV, phones hack-free?

https://www.komando.com/tips/564026/are-your-homes-router-wifi-smartdevices-hack-free

 

How to Run Windows on a Mac

It's still a Windows world, and once in a while you need to live in it. Here's how to dual boot Windows and macOS with Boot Camp or virtualize Windows with VirtualBox and Parallels.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/239012/how-to-run-windows-on-a-mac

 

How to Track Someone’s IP (and Location) With a Link

https://www.howtogeek.com/410897/how-to-track-someones-ip-and-location-with-a-link/

 

Apple to be formally investigated over Spotify’s antitrust complaint, says report

EU investigation will launch ‘in the next few weeks,’ according to the FT

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530894/apple-music-monopoly-spotify-app-store-europe

 

The 5 Best Airpods Alternatives

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-airpods-alternatives/

 

Criminal Market Sells Over 60K Digital Identities For $5-$200

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/criminal-market-sells-over-60k-digital-identities-for-5-200/

 

Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN

https://askbobrankin.com/oops_i_dropped_my_phone_again.html

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed

Microsoft says it will fix the bug in a future rollup release. With a month to go before the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is due, there should be time to fix this.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390733/windows-10-may-2019-update-bug-prevents-the-upgrade-unless-sd-and-usb-devices-are-removed.html

 

How to protect your privacy online with Tor Browser

Protect your identity and keep your activity private

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-protect-your-privacy-online-with-tor-browser-improve-your-security-and-stay-anonymous

 

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

 

Microsoft's Edge Goes With the Chromium Flow

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Microsofts-Edge-Goes-With-the-Chromium-Flow-85945.html

 

How to Update Google Chrome on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-update-google-chrome,review-6287.html

 

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

 

Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns

"ElectionGuard" does exactly what you'd expect.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-electionguard-security-campaigns/

 

WiSA, the low-latency, wireless multi-channel audio standard is ready for take-off

With THX now on board to add weight to its audio-quality claims, and new vendors such as LG signing up, it looks as though WiSA is finally ready to become a meaningful standard.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3378198/wisa-low-latency-wireless-multi-channel-audio-standard.html

 

Don't do it! Malware spreading through apps for pirated movies and TV shows

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564832/dont-do-it-malware-spreading-through-apps-for-pirated-movies-and-tv-shows

 

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown callers.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362120/how-to-block-robocalls-and-spam-calls

 

How to Change the Default crontab Editor

https://www.howtogeek.com/410995/how-to-change-the-default-crontab-editor/

 

Facebook set up a war room to combat misinformation ahead of Europe’s Parliamentary elections

Similar to the one set up in the US in October 2018

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/5/18530337/facebook-european-parlimentary-election-war-room-misinformation

 

How to Live Stream on YouTube

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-live-stream-on-youtube/

 

Microsoft Launches Multi-Shell Windows Terminal Console App

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-launches-multi-shell-windows-terminal-console-app/

 

Five-Point Tuneup For Hacker Defenses

https://askbobrankin.com/fivepoint_tuneup_for_hacker_defenses.html

 

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 is a $150 graphics card built to plug-and-play in any PC

No extra power connectors? No problem.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3390303/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-specs-features-price.html

 

How to reinstall Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-reinstall-windows-10-1315124

 

Massive Dark Web 'Wall Street Market' Shuttered

Europol-led international law enforcement operation led to takedown of world's second-largest digital underground marketplace.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/massive-dark-web-wall-street-market-shuttered/d/d-id/1334612

 

New Zorin OS 15 Beta Is Worth the Wait

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/New-Zorin-OS-15-Beta-Is-Worth-the-Wait-85924.html

 

Best VPNs for Windows 10

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-vpn-windows,review-6232.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

 

Microsoft Edge is getting an Internet Explorer mode

And there are some new privacy and research tools coming, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-edge-internet-explorer-mode/

 

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

 

Avoid a new phone scam from Africa

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564692/new-phone-scam-targets-consumers-in-the-middle-of-the-night

 

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

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Google says it will let users automatically delete some data, including location history

Currently, users need to remember to visit Google and delete this information, or turn it off completely.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/google-says-it-will-let-users-automatically-delete-some-data-n1001041

 

Microsoft explains how Dynamic Updates work on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/18/microsoft-explains-how-dynamic-updates-work-on-windows-10/

 

Massive Dark Web 'Wall Street Market' Shuttered

Europol-led international law enforcement operation led to takedown of world's second-largest digital underground marketplace.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/massive-dark-web-wall-street-market-shuttered/d/d-id/1334612

 

Apple is nixing iPhone parenting apps: Here's why

Let's dive into the saga of mobile device management, or MDM, software and why it's causing a showdown between Apple and iOS developers.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/apple-is-nixing-iphone-parenting-apps-heres-why/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

How to Cancel a Print Job

Learn how to clear the printer queue

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-cancel-print-job-4590069

 

Cleanmgr+

Clean up the junk, cache and logs from your operating system without having to worry about deleting important files via this utility

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

 

The 8 Smallest Linux Distros That Need Almost No Space

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-distro-space/

 

Block Comments on the Web With This Chrome Extension

https://lifehacker.com/block-comments-on-the-web-with-this-chrome-extension-1834538815

 

Hyperlink Auditing Pings Being Used to Perform DDoS Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hyperlink-auditing-pings-being-used-to-perform-ddos-attacks/

 

Why Do Computers Crash? Seven Reasons Why...

https://askbobrankin.com/why_do_computers_crash_seven_reasons_why.html

 

How to use 'Hey, Siri' to control Google Assistant on iPhone

It’s a dirty job but someone wants to do it

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3393159/how-to-use-hey-siri-to-control-google-assistant-on-iphone.html

 

Windows 10 Now Requires a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/290401-windows-10-now-requires-a-minimum-of-32gb-storage-space

 

$9 fast wireless charging pads are back in stock on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/05/02/fast-wireless-charger-amazon-prime-deals/

 

What is RAT Malware, and Why Is It So Dangerous?

https://www.howtogeek.com/410634/what-is-rat-malware-and-why-is-it-so-dangerous/

 

UK Blames 'Defects' in Huawei Tech on Bad Design, Not Spies

Huawei's networking technology poses security risks because of poor software engineering and cybersecurity processes, according to a special oversight board in the UK.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367481/uk-blames-defects-in-huawei-tech-on-bad-design-not-spies

 

25 most useful websites you never knew existed

https://www.komando.com/tips/563462/dlh-25-most-useful-websites-you-never-knew-existed

 

Google Chrome: remove suggestions from the address bar using the mouse

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/13/google-chrome-remove-suggestions-from-the-address-bar-using-the-mouse/

 

Huge DDoS Attacks Shift Tactics in 2019

Analysis of two high-volume DDoS attacks show they're becoming more difficult to remediate with changes to port and address strategies.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/huge-ddos-attacks-shift-tactics-in-2019/d/d-id/1334583

 

6 new hacks for your Android and iPhone

Make your old phone useful again by turning it into something new.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/6-new-hacks-for-your-android-and-iphone/?i10c.ua=1&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=16

 

How to Reset the Admin Password in Windows 10

Windows 10 needs an administrator. Here's how to become one.

https://www.lifewire.com/reset-windows-10-admin-password-4589065

 

Videostream for Google Chromecast

Stream almost any tipe of media file to your Chromecast or AndroidTV using your computer's Chrome browser and this uber-useful extension

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

 

Google Assistant Can Now Read You a Bedtime Story

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-assistant-read-bedtime-story/

 

How Do I Move Messages From an Old Android Phone to a New One?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-move-messages-from-an-old-android-phone-to-a-n-1834480742

 

VSDC Site Hacked Again to Spread Password Stealing Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vsdc-site-hacked-a

gain-to-spread-password-stealing-malware/

 

Is Resetting Your PC a Good Idea?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_resetting_your_pc_a_good_idea.html

 

The Mac is becoming an iPad accessory

The iPad's improved productivity features will have more people using those devices instead of Macs for work -- setting the stage for Macs to become iPad accessories.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3390735/the-mac-is-becoming-an-ipad-accessory.html

 

Video Surveillance: Best Security Camera Options of 2019

https://tinyurl.com/yyp2wt8g

 

Behold: This is our best look yet at Apple’s impossibly sleek iPhone 11 Max design

https://bgr.com/2019/05/02/iphone-11-leaks-2019-photos-iphone-11-max-design/

 

How to Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With Your Phone

https://www.howtogeek.com/411095/how-to-detect-hidden-surveillance-cameras-with-your-phone/

 

The Best Wireless Range Extenders for 2019

Bring your home's Wi-Fi dead zones back to life with a wireless range extender. Here's what you need to know about boosting your network along with our top-rated reviews of desktop and plug-in extenders.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353474/the-best-wireless-range-extenders

 

YouTube is making its original content free-to-watch

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/564862/youtube-hits-epic-viewership-milestone

 

PowerShell 7 announced: cross-platform, new lifecycle, Windows changes

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/07/powershell-7-announced-cross-platform-new-lifecycle-windows-changes/

 

Financial Data for Multiple Companies Dumped Online in Failed Extortion Bid

Potential victims reportedly include Oracle, Volkswagen, Airbus and Porsche.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/financial-data-for-multiple-companies-dumped-online-in-failed-extortion-bid/d/d-id/1334575

 

Putin reportedly approves creation of a separate internet

Looks like he's decided to take his internet ball and go home.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/putin-reportedly-approves-creation-of-an-independent-internet/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

Cortana: Microsoft's Virtual Assistant

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-cortana-4147978

 

HostsEditor

Edit your Windows "hosts" file with ease and avoid cumbersome workarounds with this straightforward app that allows you to both browse and save host files

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Network/WSJ-HostsEditor.shtml

 

AT&T Reveals Massive 17-Inch Tablet: The Samsung Galaxy View 2

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/att-reveals-massive-17-inch-tablet-samsung-galaxy-view-2/

 

Cobra Kai and Other YouTube Premium Shows Will Soon Be Free For A Limited Time

https://lifehacker.com/cobra-kai-and-other-youtube-premium-shows-will-soon-be-1834506541

 

WPA3 Wi-Fi Standard Affected by New Dragonblood Vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wpa3-wi-fi-standard-affected-by-new-dragonblood-vulnerabilities/

 

The Truth About Discount Inkjet Cartridges

https://askbobrankin.com/the_truth_about_discount_inkjet_cartridges.html

 

Evidence of backdoors in Huawei equipment collapse under light scrutiny

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/evidence-of-backdoors-in-huawei-equipment-collapse-under-light-scrutiny/

 

How to Enable or Disable Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/104828-enable-disable-recently-added-apps-start-menu-windows-10-a.html

 

Every Galaxy S10 model costs $200 less at Best Buy right now

https://bgr.com/2019/05/01/galaxy-s10-deal-vs-oneplus-7-best-buy-discounts-unlocked-s10-by-200/

 

How to Copy Files Using the “install” Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/411366/how-to-copy-files-with-the-install-command-on-linux/

 

How to Prepare Your Digital Life for Your Death

Death is inevitable. Don't make it harder on those you leave behind. Here's how to let loved ones manage passwords, sensitive data, and social media profiles after you die.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366465/how-to-prepare-your-digital-life-for-your-death

 

Start taking better photos with lessons from this site

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/560756/start-taking-better-photos-with-lessons-from-this-site

 

Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/02/protect-yourself-against-a-pure-css-data-stealing-attack-called-exfil/

 

Docker Forces Password Reset for 190,000 Accounts After Breach

Organizations impacted by breach, which gave attackers illegal access to a database containing sensitive account information, need to check their container images.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/docker-forces-password-reset-for-190000-accounts-after-breach/d/d-id/1334566

 

Watch this wild 3D-printed lung air sac breathe

Bioengineers are exploring a breakthrough method for 3D-printing replacement organs.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/watch-this-wild-3d-printed-lung-air-sac-breathe/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwL25ld3MvNS8%2faTEwYy5lbmNSZWZlcnJlcj0%3d

 

Microsoft Windows 10

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-2626217

 

X-LibreOffice

Productivity and office suite made portable so you can have it on your portable storage device with you at all time and quickly make use of it on any occasion

https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Office/Suites

-editors/X-LibreOffice.shtml

 

Tim Cook Reveals How to Beat iPhone Addiction

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tim-cook-how-to-beat-iphone-addiction/

 

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (macOS Sierra)

https://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh-o-5841604?_ga=2.245553159.2031387578.1556546056-1723114163.1524514905

 

Google Wants To Block Potentially Risky Non-Secure Downloads

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/google-wants-to-block-potentially-risky-non-secure-downloads/

 

Five-Point Tuneup For Hacker Defenses

https://askbobrankin.com/fivepoint_tuneup_for_hacker_defenses.html

 

6 ways to strengthen your password

Make an effort to secure your digital life with these helpful, easy-to-follow password tips.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/6-ways-to-strengthen-your-password/

 

How to Hide or Show Your Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48111-hide-show-email-address-sign-screen-windows-10-a.html

 

Google’s awesome new privacy feature will auto-delete your location history

https://bgr.com/2019/05/01/google-location-history-auto-delete/

 

How to Use Google Play Movies for Chrome and Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/410842/how-to-use-google-play-movies-for-chrome-and-chrome-os/

 

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and help you boot them off.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362092/how-to-see-who-s-on-your-wi-fi

 

Why does rebooting your computer almost always fix it?

https://www.komando.com/tips/563442/why-does-rebooting-your-computer-almost-always-fix-it

 

Rufus 3.5 with Windows 10 and 8.1 download option

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/18/rufus-3-5-with-windows-10-and-8-1-download-option/

 

This $19 Wi-Fi Range Extender Is Also a Smart Plug. Or Is It the Other Way Around?

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/this-19-wi-fi-range-extender-is-also-a-smart-plug-or-1834503477?ks=streamshare

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