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Sat 07/13/2019 1675
Fri 07/12/2019 1674
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Wed 07/10/2019 1672
Tue 07/09/2019 1671
Mon 07/08/2019 1670
Sun 07/07/2019 1669

Sat 1675 07/13/2019

France slaps digital tax on Google, Amazon, and other tech giants

“France is sovereign, and France decides its own tax rules,” said France’s Finance Minister.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/france-slaps-digital-tax-google-amazon-other-tech-giants-n1028696

 

Your Computer Has Been Locked? Ransomware Prevention Policy, Protect Yourself Now!

https://www.minitool.com/solutions/ransomware-prevention.html

 

Why does rebooting your computer almost always fix it?

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

 

How to create a full backup of Windows 10 using Macrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect features all the necessary features that you need to create a full backup to protect your Windows 10 installation and personal files from hardware failure, malware, and data corruption.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-backup-windows-10-macrium-reflect/

 

How to Use the Chromebook SSH Client

Get Secure Shell on your Chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-chromebook-ssh-client-4690108

 

Amazon and Google are listening to your voice recordings. Here's what we know about that

First Amazon admitted it -- now Google says it's listening, too. Here are the specifics, and the questions we still want answered.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-and-google-are-listening-to-your-voice-recordings-heres-what-we-know/

 

How to Shut Down an Unresponsive iPhone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-shut-down-an-unresponsive-iphone-1836189989

 

Are the Bad Guys Winning?

Media hype makes it seem like the bad guys are winning. They're always in the lead – but don’t believe the hype.

https://askleo.com/are-the-bad-guys-winning/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JbwTcKbvTpdfbL

 

[Tip] How to Enable or Disable New “WebRender” Feature in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-enable-or-disable-new-webrender-feature-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions

https://news.yahoo.com/huawei-calls-us-lift-export-044515316.html

 

Microsoft Includes Telemetry Update in Security Patches, Raising Fears About Company Motives

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/294869-microsoft-includes-telemetry-update-in-security-patches

 

How hearables will drive the attention economy

A technology revolution in personal sound management will put you in control of your own attention in a noisy world.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3409138/how-hearables-will-drive-the-attention-economy.html

 

How to List Your Computer’s Devices From the Linux Terminal

https://www.howtogeek.com/426199/how-to-list-your-computers-devices-from-the-linux-terminal/

 

DesktopNoteOK

A colorful and fairly intuitive sticky notes tool for Windows, created for people who want to keep text reminders on their desktops

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Diary-Organizers-Calendar/DesktopNoteOK.shtml

 

Do You Really Need a $400 Apple Watch? We Try a $13 Copycat

You can spend hundreds of dollars on an Apple Watch, or you can buy a knockoff on Amazon for less than $15.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/366548/trash-tech-the-13-smartwatch

 

24 most useful websites you never knew existed

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

 

How to reset the Windows Update components on Windows 10

Here are a few techniques to reset the Windows Update components to fix stuck updates trying to download and install on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-windows-update-windows-10-fix-downloads-installs/

 

How to Make KDE Plasma More Like Windows

Get a Windows-like Linux desktop

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-make-kde-plasma-more-like-windows-4689875

 

Amazon Prime Day hackers could target you with phishing emails

Security company McAfee says a new phishing scam has its eyes on Amazon users. Don't be fooled into fumbling away your sensitive data.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-prime-day-hackers-could-target-you-with-phishing-emails/

 

How to Control Videos and Music from Chrome’s Toolbar

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-control-videos-and-music-from-chrome-s-toolbar-1836187806

 

How To Keep an External Hard Drive Useful and Healthy Longer

My best practices for external hard drives concern software, hardware, and -- you guessed it -- backing up.

https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-an-external-hard-drive-useful-and-healthy-longer/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JbwTcKbvTpdfbL

 

[Fix] All Bookmarks, Add-ons and Settings Lost, Mozilla Firefox Opens Like a Fresh Installation With New Blank Profile

https://www.askvg.com/fix-all-bookmarks-add-ons-and-settings-lost-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Samsung's Galaxy A90 Could Be the First 5G Phone You Can Afford

https://news.yahoo.com/samsung-galaxy-a90-could-first-123420178.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

New Zip Bomb Stuffs 4.5PB of Data into 46MB File

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/294852-new-zip-bomb-stuffs-4-5pb-of-data-into-46mb-file

 

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.)

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3014286/windows-10-cheat-sheet.html

 

How to Speed Up Your PlayStation 4’s Downloads

https://www.howtogeek.com/424622/how-to-speed-up-your-playstation-4s-downloads/

 

Tablacus Explorer

Tabbed file manager that you can use to organize files and directories with ease, saving your settings to XML file format for later use

https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/Tablacus-Explorer.shtml

 

With Pixel 3a, Google Finally Delivers on the Promise of Android

Android was intended to make smartphones easier to build and more accessible to consumers. That has largely failed, but the Pixel 3a is an affordable, ubiquitous smartphone finally realized.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368255/with-pixel-3a-google-finally-delivers-on-the-promise-of-and

 

Hide your browsing history from your ISP so they don't sell your info

https://www.komando.com/tips/560333/hide-your-browsing-history-from-your-isp-so-they-dont-sell-your-info

 

HOW TO SEE WHAT’S TAKING UP SPACE ON A HARD DRIVE ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a tool to quickly analyze and find out how the hard drive space is being used to help understand where to begin deleting files to free up space.

https://pureinfotech.com/whats-taking-up-space-hard-drive-windows-10/

 

How to Add a Windows-Style Application Menu to GNOME and KDE Plasma

Get a Linux applications menu

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-add-a-windows-style-application-menu-to-gnome-and-kde-plasma-4688975

 

AirPods 2 vs. cheap alternatives: Are they any good?

Want AirPods 2 but only want to pay half the price? The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air have similar features and cost a lot less.

https://www.cnet.com/news/airpods-2-vs-cheap-alternative-are-they-any-good/

 

Instead of Changing Your Passwords, Upgrade Them

https://lifehacker.com/instead-of-changing-your-passwords-upgrade-them-1836182279

 

Supercookies and Evercookies and No Cookies at All: Resistance Is Futile

So-called "supercookies" and "evercookies" track the websites you visit even if you regularly disable or flush normal cookies.

https://askleo.com/supercookies_and_evercookies/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JbwTcKbvTpdfbL

 

Researches: Wipro breach part of much larger gift card fraud operation

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/researches-wipro-breach-part-of-much-larger-gift-card-fraud-operation/

 

7-Eleven App Hacked, $500K Stolen From Customers

A 7-Eleven app was hacked and it resulted in customer having $510,000 stolen from them.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-eleven-app-hacked-500k-172101318.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

How to Change Automatic Maintenance Settings in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3090-change-automatic-maintenance-settings-windows-10-a.html

 

New Windows 7 'security-only' update installs telemetry/snooping, uh, feature

Three years ago, Microsoft promised to keep Win7 and 8.1 updated with two tracks of patches - Monthly Rollups that include everything and “security-only” patches that are supposed to be limited to security fixes. Guess what just happened.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3408496/new-windows-7-security-only-update-installs-telemetrysnooping-uh-feature.html

 

How to Create a Book in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/425459/how-to-create-a-book-in-microsoft-word/

 

Regular Expression Find

An Excel add-in that allows you to search your document for data to replace, grep or extract using various regular expressions as input

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Regular-Expression-Find.shtml

 

The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for 2019

Connected storage is more versatile storage, but that's just one of the many benefits of buying a NAS device. We've tested the top models to tell you which one will work best for your home or small business.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/294930/the-best-nas-network-attached-storage-devices

 

Check out this free, interactive personal training site (it's perfect for beginners)

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/560750/free-interactive-personal-training-site

 

How to upgrade Windows 10 mounting an ISO file in File Explorer

You can install Windows 10 using an ISO file without creating a bootable media — Here's how you do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-windows-10-mounting-iso-file/

 

How to Add a Windows-Style Theme to GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon

Make Linux look more like Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-add-a-windows-style-theme-to-gnome-kde-cinnamon-4688731

 

Don't put up with a slow PC for another minute

A sluggish computer is probably something you can fix on your own.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-put-up-with-a-slow-pc-for-another-minute/

 

The Best Password Managers

https://lifehacker.com/the-five-best-password-managers-5529133

 

“From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You

"From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done.

https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=JbwTcKbvTpdfbL

 

5M records exposed by misconfigured MedicareSupplement.com MongoDB

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/5-million-exposed-by-misconfigured-medicaresupplement-com-mongodb/

 

iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show

https://news.yahoo.com/iphone-xs-max-iphone-xs-122932327.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

 

How to Enable or Disable User Files Backup in Windows Backup in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98709-enable-disable-user-files-backup-windows-backup-windows-10-a.html

 

What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla pitches add-ons, new enterprise group policies

Firefox 68 for now offers recommended add-ons, adds new group policies IT admins can use to better manage the browser and patches 21 vulnerabilities.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3251749/whats-in-the-latest-firefox-update-mozilla-pitches-add-ons-new-enterprise-group-policies.html

 

How to Use All Linux’s Search Commands

https://www.howtogeek.com/425408/how-to-use-all-linuxs-search-commands/

 

YUMI Portable

Create multi-boot USB sticks to deploy installations of operating systems and applications with this portable and easy to use application

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

 

Chrome Browser to Stop Websites Abusing the Back Button

Websites that abuse back button functionality in Chrome to trap you are not going to be able to use the technique for much longer as new browser behavior will render the abuse useless.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368263/chrome-browser-to-stop-websites-abusing-the-back-button

 

Deepfake videos are getting terrifyingly real

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34828543/deepfake-videos-are-getting-terrifyingly-real

 

2019 Best 10 Data Recovery Software for Windows/Mac/Android/iPhone

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/best-data-recovery-software.html

 

Report: Millions of Android phones silently infected with malware through Samsung app scam

https://news.yahoo.com/millions-android-phones-silently-infected-165837905.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_06

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How to stop sharing a network folder on Windows 10

You can stop sharing any folder on Windows 10 using Computer Management and Command Prompt, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/stop-sharing-network-folder-windows-10/

 

Why robocalls will be 'shaken' and 'stirred' with new mandatory caller verification

https://news.yahoo.com/fcc-robocall-summit-guide-shaken-120400774.html

 

Microsoft may close accounts after two-years of inactivity, unless..

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/03/microsoft-may-close-accounts-after-two-years-of-inactivity-unless/

 

[Guide] Things to Do After Installing Feature Update in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/guide-things-to-do-after-installing-feature-update-in-windows-10/

 

Tech giants are about to pay more taxes despite US investigation

Google, Amazon and Apple will have to cough up more tax in France under a new law.

https://www.cnet.com/news/france-passes-tech-tax-despite-us-investigation/

 

Onyx: Simplifying Mac Maintenance

Gain access to hidden Mac features with Onyx

https://www.lifewire.com/onyx-software-review-4100656

 

Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 13 and iPadOS?

With the arrival this fall of iOS 13 and iPadOS, there's some bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and some of Apple's older iPads.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3282811/which-iphones-ipads-support-apples-ios-13-and-ipados.html

 

How Google Legally Profits From Massive Fraud on Its Platform (and What You Can Do About It)

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/294213-how-google-legally-profits-from-massive-fraud-on-its-platform

 

Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?

My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.

https://askleo.com/should-i-install-the-latest-windows-10-update/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IeTSX2eHjpdfbL

 

Cloud provider PCM hacked, customer info likely stolen for gift card scam

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/cloud-provider-pcm-hacked-customer-info-likely-stolen-for-gift-card-scam/

 

Windows 10 Storage Spaces vs. RAID: Differences and Data Protection

https://www.partitionwizard.com/clone-disk/windows-10-storage-spaces-vs-raid.html

 

5 Electron Apps for Linux You Should Try Today

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/electron-apps-linux/

 

You know the Logitech Harmony remote and hub bundle everyone loves? It’s back down to its lowest price ever

https://bgr.com/2019/07/12/logitech-harmony-remote-amazon-deal-harmony-hub/

 

Windows 10 Can Now Sync Android Notifications to Your PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/427431/windows-10-can-now-sync-android-notifications-to-your-pc/

 

Online Privacy Is a Right, Not a Luxury

The tech industry is finally waking up to the fact that people care about their privacy. But current solutions all come at too high a cost in money or time to the end user, according to security expert Max Eddy.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/368490/online-privacy-is-a-right-not-a-luxury

 

5 sites for checking your grammar

https://www.komando.com/tips/563454/7-sites-for-checking-your-grammar

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903 DOWNLOAD WITH MEDIA CREATION TOOL

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is out, and this is how you'll be able to get it manually using the Media Creation Tool.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-download-media-creation-tool/

 

How to transfer all of your apps onto a new iPhone, using iCloud or the App Store

https://news.yahoo.com/transfer-apps-onto-iphone-using-193300972.html

 

A look at mpv.net, a mpv frontend with Everything integration

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/05/a-look-at-mpv-net-a-mpv-frontend-with-everything-integration/

 

[Fix] Disable Forced Dark Theme Mode in Google Chrome in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/fix-disable-forced-dark-theme-mode-in-google-chrome-in-windows-10/

 

The problem with recycling

https://www.cnet.com/videos/the-problem-with-recycling/

 

Zoom fixes webcam flaw for Macs, but security concerns linger

The desktop chat app firm this week came under fire for moving slowly to close a potential security flaw affecting macOS users.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3408322/zoom-fixes-webcam-flaw-for-macs-but-security-concerns-linger.html

 

Microsoft Includes Telemetry Update in Security Patches, Raising Fears About Company Motives

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/294869-microsoft-includes-telemetry-update-in-security-patches

 

How Do I Print An Email or Webpage and Have It Work?

Many websites don't expect you to print their contents. As a result, many don't print well. I'll review why that is, and the things to try.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-print-an-email-or-webpage-and-have-it-work/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IeTSX2eHjpdfbL

 

Russian-based misinformation campaign sends fake news from spoofed accounts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/a-russian-based-information-operations-campaign-used-fake-social-media-accounts-across-multiple-platforms-to-attack-western-interests/

 

Fixed - You Must Enable System Protection on This Drive Win10/8/7!

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/you-must-enable-system-protection.html

 

You Can Now Install Spotify on Linux as a Snap

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-spotify-linux-snap/

 

Someone built a PS5 console with off-the-shelf parts, and you can do it too

https://bgr.com/2019/07/12/ps5-vs-xbox-scarlett-you-can-build-your-next-gen-console-right-now/

 

How to Remove Items From the New Menu in Windows File Explorer

https://www.howtogeek.com/426985/how-to-remove-items-from-the-new-menu-in-windows-explorer/

 

How (and Why) to Change Your DNS Server

The Domain Name System is an essential part of your internet communications. Upgrading to a better DNS server can make your surfing both faster and more secure.

https://www.pcmag.com/review/364418/how-and-why-to-change-your-dns-server

 

Best home office and family printers that will save money

https://www.komando.com/tips/450961/best-home-office-and-family-printers-that-will-save-money

 

Windows 10 version 1903 ISO file direct download

You can download the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) ISO directly from the Microsoft servers without the Media Creation Tool, and here are three ways to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-iso-download/

 

25 Million Android Phones Hit With 'Agent Smith' Malware: What to Know

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-million-android-phones-hit-120941456.html

 

Notepads is an open-source text editor with a fluent design

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/04/notepads-is-an-open-source-text-editor-with-a-fluent-design/

 

[Tip] Disable Recommended Features Suggestions in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-recommended-features-suggestions-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

Back-to-school MacBooks get faster, cheaper

https://www.cnet.com/videos/back-to-school-macbooks-get-faster-cheaper/

 

Creating New User Accounts on Your Mac

Learn about the various types of Mac user accounts

https://www.lifewire.com/create-new-user-account-mac-2260738

 

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

Need to capture a screenshot in Chrome? This handy hidden command will be your new best friend.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3408017/capture-screenshots-chrome.html

 

Apply Windows Image using DISM Instead of Clean Install

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84331-apply-windows-image-using-dism-instead-clean-install.html

 

How Do I Reactivate an Old Email Account?

A closed email account is either waiting for you to reactivate it, or is closed for good. The only way to tell is to try.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-reactivate-an-old-email-account/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IeTSX2eHjpdfbL

 

Twitch continues to dominate live streaming with its second-biggest quarter to date

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/12/twitch-continues-to-dominate-live-streaming-with-its-second-biggest-quarter-to-date/?yptr=yahoo

 

Fixed - The Disk You Inserted Was Not Readable by This Computer

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/the-disk-you-inserted-was-not-readable-by-this-computer.html

 

Ubuntu MATE vs. Mint: Which Linux OS Should You Choose?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-mate-vs-linux-mint/

 

Huawei just confirmed some info about its mobile OS, but it would rather use Android on phones

https://bgr.com/2019/07/12/huawei-hongmeng-os-confirmed-but-huawei-prefers-android-for-phones/

 

How to Use the pinky Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/427004/how-to-use-the-pinky-command-on-linux/

 

Europol Dismantles Global Cybercrime Network

The network attempted to steal over $100 million using the GozNym malware from more than 41,000 victims, most of which were business and financial institutions.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368405/europol-announces-dismantling-of-global-cybercrime-network

 

Is that Facebook friend request legit? Here's how to find out

https://www.komando.com/tips/559815/is-that-facebook-friend-request-legit-heres-how-to-find-out

 

Windows 10 version 1903 download using ‘Update Assistant’

The Update Assistant tool has been updated to install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), and here's how to use it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-download-update-assistant/

 

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-train-third-us-workforce-121022581.html

 

Microsoft launches the new Outlook.com officially

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/04/microsoft-launches-the-new-outlook-com-officially/

 

[Tip] How to Remove Firefox Account (Sync) Icon from Toolbar

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-remove-firefox-account-sync-icon-from-toolbar/

 

Microsoft is closing down its internet games on Windows

The team decided with "heavy hearts" to shut down Hearts and other titles.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-is-closing-down-its-internet-games-on-windows/

 

How to Back Up Your Photos or iPhoto Library

Don't take a chance with the irreplaceable images on your Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/backup-photos-or-iphoto-library-2260760

 

A challenging Patch Tuesday for legacy Windows platforms

This is a big Patch Tuesday for some Windows users. Older systems such as Windows 7 and Server 2008 need both urgent and important updates to resolve publicly disclosed and exploited vulnerabilities. If you are running later versions of Windows 10, the situation is much improved, with recommendations for scheduled updates and comprehensive testing before deployment.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3408636/a-challenging-patch-tuesday-for-legacy-windows-platforms.html

 

PowerShell Scripting - Update Windows 10 USB install media

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96845-powershell-scripting-update-windows-10-usb-install-media.html

 

Why Does Thunderbird Think this Message Might Be a Scam?

Occasionally, security software examines links in email and alerts you if something is suspicious. Frequently, it's totally benign.

https://askleo.com/why-does-thunderbird-think-this-message-might-be-a-scam/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IeTSX2eHjpdfbL

 

NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super review

When NVIDIA and AMD go to war, consumers win.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/12/nvidia-rtx-2060-2070-super-review/?yptr=yahoo

 

The Free WD Sync Software Alternatives for Windows 10/8/7

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/wd-sync-alternative-for-windows.html

 

How to Use Vineyard to Run Windows Apps on Linux

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

 

$17.99 gets you a Wi-Fi router that’s perfect for your apartment

https://bgr.com/2019/07/12/best-wifi-router-for-apartments-discount-amazon-prime/

 

How to Convert a PowerPoint to Word and Make It Editable

https://www.howtogeek.com/403261/how-to-convert-a-powerpoint-to-word-and-make-it-editable/

 

New Intel Chip Flaws Can Leak Confidential Data From the CPU

Intel chips made as far back as 2011 appear to be affected. By exploiting the flaws, a piece of malware could extract data—such as passwords, application content, or encryption keys—from PCs and cloud-based servers. Fixes are now rolling out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368372/new-intel-chip-flaws-can-leak-confidential-data-from-the-cpu

 

People use 'doxing' to get revenge online - protect yourself

https://www.komando.com/tips/560317/people-use-doxing-to-get-revenge-online-protect-yourself

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1903, MAY 2019 UPDATE, REMOVED FEATURES

Starting with the May 2019 Update, Windows 10 is no longer offering or maintaining all these new features.

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

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How to Disable Dynamic Emails in Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/427457/how-to-disable-dynamic-emails-in-gmail/

 

AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 processors are discounted right now on Amazon

In light of the upcoming Ryzen 3rd-gen launch, you can bag some insane deals on older generation Ryzen CPUs right now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-ryzen-5-and-7-processors-are-discounted-right-now-amazon

 

Wipe vs Shred vs Delete vs Erase: What's the Difference?

Wiping, shredding, deleting, and erasing files are actually different things

https://www.lifewire.com/wipe-vs-shred-vs-delete-vs-erase-whats-the-difference-2619146

 

Marriott Faces $124 Million GDPR Fine in UK

The proposed penalty is for a data breach beginning in 2014 that affected more than 500 million customers worldwide.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/marriott-faces-$124-million-gdpr-fine-in-uk/d/d-id/1335189

 

Great games for your nongaming laptop

Want to sneak in a little PC gaming on the side? Here's how to find the best games for almost any school or office laptop.

https://www.cnet.com/news/great-games-for-your-non-gaming-laptop/

 

Mozilla starts test of subscription-based ad-free Internet experience

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/05/mozilla-starts-test-of-subscription-based-ad-free-internet-experience/

 

How to set up a Kodi Remote Control in Windows 10 using Android and iOS devices

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/setup-a-kodi-remote-control-windows-android-ios

 

The PC market grows unexpectedly, thanks to tariff fears and the Windows 7 transition

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3408739/the-pc-market-grows-unexpectedly-thanks-to-tariff-fears-and-the-windows-7-transition.html

 

[Tip] How to Configure and Use Cloud-Based Clipboard (WIN+V) Feature in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-configure-and-use-cloud-based-clipboard-feature-in-windows-10/

 

Baltimore approves $10M for ransomware relief, expects $18M in damages

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/baltimore-city-officials-approved-of-using-10-million-in-excess-revenue-to-cover-ongoing-expenses-related-to-the-ransomware-attack/

 

8 Secret Google Search Games You Can Play Right Now

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-quick-casual-google-search-games/

 

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

These are the most interesting features coming with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, which you probably didn't know.

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

 

$89 Linux laptop? Check out the new Pinebook from Raspberry Pi rival Pine

The Pinebook is a low-cost Linux laptop with an ARM CPU that undercuts the cheapest Chromebooks.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/89-linux-laptop-check-out-the-new-pinebook-from-raspberry-pi-rival-pine/

 

get2Clouds

Transfers files using various cloud providers (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Telekom Cloud) and encrypts data to protect your privacy

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/get2Clouds.shtml

 

Most Americans Think They Know More About Web Security Than They Really Do

As the internet expands, more of us are creating websites—and knowledge of secure practices falls to website creators. But 70 percent of this Google/Harris Poll survey's respondents wrongly identified what a secure URL looks like.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368443/most-americans-think-they-know-more-about-web-security-than

 

What Is “Upscaling” on a TV, and How Does It Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/427091/what-is-upscaling-on-a-tv/

 

The WD Blue 1TB SSD offers a lot of speed and storage at a new low price

https://www.windowscentral.com/wd-blue-1tb-sata-and-m2-solid-state-drive

 

How to Print Double-Sided on a Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/mac-double-sided-printing-4165407

 

7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat

Just some of the research and ideas worth checking out at this year's 'security summer camp.'

https://www.darkreading.com/7-hot-cybersecurity-trends-to-be-highlighted-at-black-hat/d/d-id/1335152

 

Zoom will patch videoconferencing app in security about-face

The company will stop using a local web server on Mac devices.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/zoom-will-roll-out-a-patch-following-mac-security-flaw/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Block Opera from opening a New Tab Page on Start

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/06/block-opera-from-opening-a-new-tab-page-on-start/

 

How to Encrypt and Digitally Sign a Thunderbird email

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/encrypt-and-digitally-sign-a-thunderbird-email

 

Blazing-fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs just launched this weekend, but this one's already $40 off

Store4PC via Amazon is selling the 1TB Sabrent Rocket M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD for $200 and the 2TB version for $400.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3408620/blazing-fast-pcie-40-ssds-just-launched-this-weekend-but-this-ones-already-40-off.html

 

[FAQ] Everything You Want to Know About Microsoft Edge Web Browser

https://www.askvg.com/faq-everything-you-want-to-know-about-microsoft-edge-web-browser/

 

New OSX/Linker malware created to exploit bypass bug in macOS X Gatekeeper

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/new-osx-linker-malware-created-to-exploit-bypass-bug-in-macos-x-gatekeeper/

 

How to Connect a PS3 Controller to Your Android Phone or Tablet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-connect-a-ps3-controller-to-your-android-phone-or-tablet/

 

How to set up a network share folder with multiple names on Windows 10

You can share the same folder with different names and permissions, and this guide, you'll learn how to set this is up on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-share-folder-multiple-names-windows-10/

 

PINEBOOK Pro

A Powerful, Metal and Open Source ARM 64-Bit Laptop for Work, School or Fun

https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/

 

Microsoft Hides Telemetry Features in Security-Only Update for Windows 7

The July 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout brought, just as expected, new updates for Windows 7, including a monthly rollup that resolves both vulnerabilities and other bugs, as well as a security-only patch that only targets security flaws.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-hides-telemetry-features-in-security-only-update-for-windows-7-526691.shtml

 

IoT Security Is (Still) a Gigantic Mess

Over half of companies still can't detect Internet of Things breaches, and a majority of consumers fear a lack of privacy with IoT devices, according to Gemalto's State of IoT Security report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/365994/iot-security-is-still-a-gigantic-mess

 

How to See the Applications Using Your Network on Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/427344/how-to-see-the-applications-using-your-network-on-windows-10/

 

AMD Athlon 200GE vs 220GE vs 240GE: Which should you buy?

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-athlon-200ge-vs-220ge-vs-240ge

 

How to Right-Click on a Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/right-click-on-a-mac-4164327

 

APT Groups Make Quadruple What They Spend on Attack Tools

Some advanced persistent threat actors can spend north of $1 million on attacks, but the return on that investment can be huge.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/apt-groups-make-quadruple-what-they-spend-on-attack-tools/d/d-id/1335229

 

T-Mobile unveils Revvlry budget smartphones

The company is selling two white-labeled variants of the Motorola G7 and G7 Play.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/t-mobile-unveils-the-revvlry-budget-smartphones/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Xpotify is an open-source Spotify client with some nice extra features

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/05/xpotify-is-an-open-source-spotify-client/

 

Make Your Phone app Sync over mobile data in Windows 10
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-your-phone-app-sync-over-mobile-data-in-windows-10

 

As Microsoft kills off Remix3D, it's time to save another important Paint 3D feature: Magic Select

You'll have a year to move any 3D content from Remix3D to OneDrive.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3407850/as-microsoft-kills-off-remix3d-its-time-to-save-another-important-paint-3d-feature-magic-select.html

 

Fix Errors and Problems While Installing Microsoft Edge Web Browser

https://www.askvg.com/fix-errors-and-problems-while-installing-microsoft-edge-web-browser/

 

Anticipating a Microsoft Surface laptop designed by Jony Ive

I’ve been thinking a lot about the drama over at Apple with Jony Ive leaving the company and the reports that Apple no longer cares about design. I think the obvious product line for him to work his magic on is the Microsoft Surface, which was created to combat the Apple iPad.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3406473/anticipating-a-microsoft-surface-laptop-designed-by-jony-ive.html

 

The 3 Best Cheap Linux Laptops to Buy in 2018

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-cheap-linux-laptops/

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1909 (19H2): ALL NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 7/8: Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2) is expected to release in September, and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1909-19h2-features-changes/

 

Zoom patches Mac app to remove local server, allow uninstalls following backlash

Websites could access your Mac’s camera without permission before the fix.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3407764/zoom-mac-app-flaw-camera-patch.html

 

Easy Sketcher

Easily convert your photos to gray-scale sketches that you can customize to the very detail via the advanced options using this tool

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/Easy-Sketcher.shtml

 

How to Set Up and Use Apple Pay

Apple Pay makes contactless payments convenient and safe by adding a device requirement (typically your iPhone or Apple Watch) into the equation. Productivity expert Jill Duffy explains how to set up Apple Pay and start using it on Apple devices.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/328699/how-to-use-apple-pay

 

How to Customize Windows 10’s Appearance

https://www.howtogeek.com/225893/how-to-personalize-windows-10s-appearance/

 

Best Photo Scanners in 2019

There's an abundance of photo scanners currently on the market, each promising to give you what you want: clear images, quick scan time, and a reasonable price. But what works best for you? Size, price, and quality all come into play in this roundup of the best options available now.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-photo-scanners

 

Setting Up Your New Mac

Discover a Few Tricks for Setting Up Your Mac

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-new-mac-2260736

 

Software Engineer Charged for Taking Stolen Trade Secrets to China

Xudong Yao reportedly stole proprietary information from his employer and brought it to China, where he is believed to currently reside.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/software-engineer-charged-for-taking-stolen-trade-secrets-to-china/d/d-id/1335224

 

6 new uses for your old iPad

Your old iPad might be worth selling, but it might also be worth keeping.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/how-to/6-new-uses-for-your-old-ipad/?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Windows Spellchecker in Edge, Chrome, and other Chromium browsers

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/05/windows-spellchecker-in-edge-chrome-and-other-chromium-browsers/

 

How to disable File Grouping in Explorer on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-file-grouping-in-explorer-on-windows-10

 

How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down

Another useful Google feature bites the dust.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3407780/google-photos-backup-drive-auto-sync.html

 

[Windows Tip] Show Status Bar with Word Wrap Enabled in Notepad

https://www.askvg.com/windows-tip-show-status-bar-with-word-wrap-enabled-in-notepad/

 

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.)

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3014286/windows-10-cheat-sheet.html

 

Protect Your Network With a Bastion Host in Just 3 Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/protect-network-bastion-host/

 

How to normalize sound volume on Windows 10

Annoyed by loud commercials while watching TV shows online or listen to music at different sound volume levels? Then use this guide to normalize the sound volume on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/normalize-sound-volume-windows-10/

 

Can’t download photos from your iPhone to your Mac? It could be a trust issue

An obscure problem can keep you from syncing your phone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405541/cant-download-photos-from-your-iphone-to-your-mac-it-could-be-a-trust-issue.html

 

WinDataReflector

Straightforward application which enables you to back up and synchronize multiple directories in the same session, with just a few clicks

https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/WinDataReflector.shtml

 

Invisible Malware Is Here and Your Security Software Can't Catch It

Sophisticated attackers are now using "invisible malware," a new form of attack that your firewalls can't stop and your anti-malware software can't find nor remove. Here are steps you can take right now to protect your servers and network.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/367947/invisible-malware-is-here-and-your-security-software-cant-c

 

How to Spoof Your Chromebook User Agent for Sites That Don’t Support Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/425691/how-to-spoof-your-chromebook-user-agent-for-sites-that-don%e2%80%99t-support-chrome-os/

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Reclaim Your Privacy with These Privacy-Focused Alternatives to Google’s Services

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-services-alternatives/

 

How to Adjust Brightness on Windows 10 Computers

Dial settings up or down to reach the light level you need

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-adjust-brightness-windows-10-4174497

 

Zoom Client for Mac Exposing Users to Serious Risks

Videoconferencing software maker downplays risks and says mitigations are on the way.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/zoom-client-for-mac-exposing-users-to-serious-risks/d/d-id/1335196

 

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival will have features no other tablet has

https://bgr.com/2019/07/10/galaxy-tab-s6-specs-vs-ipad-pro-leak-reveals-unique-tablet-features/

 

Global GozNym Takedown Shows The Anatomy Of A Modern Cybercrime Supply Chain

https://blog.knowbe4.com/global-goznym-takedown-shows-the-anatomy-of-a-modern-cybercrime-supply-chain

 

Symantec Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2

https://www.scmagazine.com/review/symantec-symantec-endpoint-protection-14-2/

 

HOW TO CLONE A WINDOWS 10 HARD DRIVE TO A NEW SSD USING MACRIUM REFLECT

Are upgrading your drive to a new and faster SSD or looking to perform a bit-by-bit backup? The Macrium Reflect app can help, and here's how.

https://pureinfotech.com/clone-windows-10-hard-drive-ssd-macrium-reflect/

 

MELTDOWN REDUX: INTEL FLAW LETS HACKERS SIPHON SECRETS FROM MILLIONS OF PCS

https://www.wired.com/story/intel-mds-attack-speculative-execution-buffer/

 

How intelligent technology revolutionized manual processes at Purdue University

At the 2019 SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference, Andrew Bean spoke with TechRepublic about how technology has made their business processes more efficient at Purdue.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-intelligent-technology-revolutionized-manual-processes-at-purdue-university/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Fingerprinting iPhones with the built-in gyroscope

https://www.grahamcluley.com/fingerprinting-iphones-with-the-built-in-gyroscope/

 

11 Small Tips to Make Everyday Tasks Easier on Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tips-tasks-easier-mac/

 

How to Fix: Patch BlueKeep Worm (XP, Vista, 7, Server 2008)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10563/how-fix-patch-bluekeep-worm-xp-vista-7-server-2008

 

How to See All Devices on Your Network With nmap on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/423709/how-to-see-all-devices-on-your-network-with-nmap-on-linux/

 

How Do Streaming Viewers Figure Out What to Watch?

In the era of infinite content, there are endless ways to find what you want to watch on streaming services. That doesn't make the choice any easier.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369196/how-do-streaming-viewers-figure-out-what-to-watch

 

I dropped my iPhone in water! What do I do?

https://www.komando.com/tips/575571/i-dropped-my-iphone-in-water-what-do-i-do

 

How to Enable Software Auto Updates for macOS

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-software-auto-updates-macos/

 

How to Display Windows Desktop On A TV Using Chromecast

Cast movies and more to your big screen

https://www.lifewire.com/use-chromecast-to-show-windows-desktop-4129536

 

Coast Guard Warns Shipping Firms of Maritime Cyberattacks

A commercial vessel suffered a significant malware attack in February, prompting the US Coast Guard to issues an advisory to all shipping companies: Here be malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/coast-guard-warns-shipping-firms-of-maritime-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1335198

 

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls

https://bgr.com/2019/07/09/robocalls-att-how-to-block-call-protect/

 

Virtual kidnappings are rattling families across the US

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/tech/virtual-kidnapping/index.html

 

Medtronic recalls insulin pumps due to potential of hacker sabotage

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/medtronic-recalls-insulin-pumps-due-to-potential-of-hacker-sabotage/

 

MICROSOFT PATCHES WANNACRY-LIKE EXPLOIT ON WINDOWS 7 AND XP

Microsoft issues update for older versions, including Windows XP and Windows 7, to fix important WannaCry-like vulnerability.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-patches-wannacry-like-exploit-windows-7-xp/

 

Education first defense vs. cyber fraud, security expert says

http://www.news-graphic.com/news/education-first-defense-vs-cyber-fraud-security-expert-says/article_23f6875c-71cd-11e9-82bd-1b9164d7a39f.html

 

What's really behind Microsoft's love of open source

Open source is what underdogs do to win. For Microsoft, it's paying dividends in the cloud.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/whats-really-behind-microsofts-love-of-open-source/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/dont-have-your-account-hijacked-secure-your-online-accounts-with-more-than-a-password-says-google-21178.html#new_tab

 

The 10 Best Email Apps for Android, Compared

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-excellent-email-apps-for-android-compared/

 

Scientists: Internet Usage Affects Brain Waves, Memory

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10566/scientists-internet-usage-affects-brain-waves-memory

 

How to Stop Superhuman (and Other Apps) From Tracking Your Email Opens

https://www.howtogeek.com/427454/how-to-stop-superhuman-and-other-apps-from-tracking-your-email-opens/

 

The Best Spyware Protection Security Software for 2019

Any effective antivirus software should protect you against all types of malware, including spyware. Among the many antivirus apps and security suites we've reviewed, these top choices offer the best spyware protection.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/354515/the-best-spyware-protection-security-software

 

Still saving files on your computer? That's so 2009. Here are 6 options for cloud-based storage (+1 for backup)

https://www.komando.com/tips/558041/still-saving-files-on-your-computer-thats-so-2009-here-are-4-options-for-cloud-based-storage-1-for-backup

 

After ZombieLoad Security Flaw Found in Intel Chips, Tech Companies Step Up to Add Patches

https://www.maketecheasier.com/zombieload-security-flaw-intel-chips-tech-companies-patches/

 

How to Use File History in Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/use-file-history-in-windows-10-3891070

 

Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Under Active Attack

Microsoft issued fixes for 77 unique vulnerabilities this Patch Tuesday, including two zero-day privilege escalation vulnerabilities seen exploited in the wild.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/microsoft-patches-zero-day-vulnerabilities-under-active-attack/d/d-id/1335197

 

Nokia just launched a cutting-edge mesh Wi-Fi system, and it’s on Amazon starting at $130

https://bgr.com/2019/07/09/nokia-beacon-1-mesh-wifi-system-launch-amazon/

 

Weaponized Documents: It’s Just a Matter of Time Before One is Opened

https://securityboulevard.com/2019/05/weaponized-documents-its-just-a-matter-of-time-before-one-is-opened/

 

Microsoft warns about 'fileless' trojan using legitimate tools to avoid detection

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microsoft-warns-apos-fileless-apos-155030957.html

 

How to add images to Sticky Notes on Windows 10

Sticky Notes 3.6 allows you to add images to your notes on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-images-sticky-notes-windows-10/

 

ThreatList: Top 5 Most Dangerous Attachment Types

From ZIP attachments spreading Gandcrab, to DOC files distributing Trickbot, researchers tracked five widescale spam campaigns in 2019 that have made use of malicious attachments.

https://threatpost.com/threatlist-top-5-most-dangerous-attachment-types/144635/

 

How to work with Protected View in Microsoft Office

Microsoft's Protected View feature tries to protect you against potentially malicious files and documents. Here's how to use it.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-work-with-protected-view-in-microsoft-office/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Burned After Reading

Endless Mayfly’s Ephemeral Disinformation Campaign

https://citizenlab.ca/2019/05/burned-after-reading-endless-mayflys-ephemeral-disinformation-campaign/

 

10 Tips to Keep Your Online Bank Account Secure

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tips-online-bank-account-secure/

 

Best smart sprinkler controller

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

https://www.techhive.com/article/3220478/best-smart-sprinkler-controller.html?utm_date=20190711022832

 

Why You Should Buy AMD’s 2019 CPUs for Your Next PC

https://www.howtogeek.com/426654/why-you-should-buy-amd%e2%80%99s-2019-cpus-for-your-next-pc/

 

How to Run a Security Checkup on Your Google Account

Concerned about the wrong person snagging unauthorized access to your Google account? You can run a security check to make sure it's as safe and secure as possible.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/352811/how-to-run-a-security-checkup-on-your-google-account

 

Troubleshoot these 6 PC problems yourself

https://www.komando.com/tips/560321/pc-problems-you-can-fix-yourself

 

“Android Replacement” Fuchsia Will Cover Other “Form Factors” as Well

https://www.maketecheasier.com/android-replacement-fuchsia-other-form-factors/

 

The First Five Things You Should Do With Your New Computer

Get a new computer? Here are the first five things to do

https://www.lifewire.com/first-things-you-should-do-with-your-new-computer-2625779

 

Cybercriminals Target Budding Cannabis Retailers

Companies in the young, rapidly growing industry are targeted for sensitive information they store and immature security practices.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/cybercriminals-target-budding-cannabis-retailers/d/d-id/1335184

 

Apple may launch three 5G iPhones in 2020, as well as a cheap iPhone 8 replacement

https://bgr.com/2019/07/09/iphone-12-specs-vs-iphone-11-5g-ar-cameras-and-a-cheap-iphone/

 

Woman thought she’d been hacked after deleted Facebook posts – but it was her dog

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/23/woman-thought-shed-been-hacked-after-deleted-facebook-posts-but-it-was-her-dog-9647770/

 

iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS Review: The Max Steals the Show

https://news.yahoo.com/iphone-xs-max-iphone-xs-122932327.html

 

HOW TO USE HYPER-V QUICK CREATE TO INSTALL UBUNTU 19.04 ON WINDOWS 10

Microsoft Hyper-V now includes an option to quickly create a virtual machine running Ubuntu, and here's how to use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/hyperv-install-ubuntu-windows-10/

 

CIA traitor spy thrown in the clink for selling secrets to China. Stack Overflow, TeamViewer admit: We were hacked...

...And more from the world of infosec this week

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/18/security_roundup/

 

Why MDS vulnerabilities present a threat as serious as Spectre and Meltdown

Microarchitectural Data Sampling are CPU side-channel vulnerabilities that allow attackers to view in-flight data from CPU-internal buffers. Learn more about MDS attacks in this comprehensive guide.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-mds-vulnerabilities-present-a-threat-as-serious-as-spectre-and-meltdown/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Microsoft releases new version of Attack Surface Analyzer utility

New Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0 works on Windows, but also Mac and Linux.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-new-version-of-attack-surface-analyzer-utility/

 

How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

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

 

Synology DS419slim NAS box review: A low-profile, power-saving media server for the smart home

You can populate this small NAS box with SSDs for low-power movie and music streaming. It even has the power to handle 4K video.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3396630/synology-ds419slim-review.html?utm_date=20190711023230

 

How to Turn on Two-Factor Authentication For Your Amazon Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/425220/how-to-turn-on-mfa-for-your-amazon-account/

 

Uncle Sam Needs a Lesson in Data Security, Report Finds

Two years after the Equifax hack, four of six federal agencies that store valuable personal information use knowledge-based verification, an overly simplistic process, the GAO finds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369014/uncle-sam-needs-a-lesson-in-data-security-report-finds

 

How to know if your phone or tablet has a virus or malware

https://www.komando.com/tips/422790/how-to-know-if-your-phone-or-tablet-has-a-virus-or-malware

 

How to Stream Xbox One Games to Your Windows PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stream-xbox-one-games-windows/

 

71% of medical devices still run on Windows 7, Windows 2008, and Windows mobile

Medical IoT devices carry significant cybersecurity risks, according to a Forescout report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/71-of-medical-devices-still-run-on-windows-7-windows-2008-and-windows-mobile/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Safe Page

https://safe.page/

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update biggest problems and complaints

The May 2019 Update is off to a good start, but it's not a flawless release — Here's what most users are complaining about the new update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-biggest-problems-and-complaints

 

What is a VPN and how does it work? Your Essential Guide.

https://blog.avast.com/vpn-essential-guide

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

The 8 Best Linux Password Managers to Stay Secure

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-linux-password-managers/

 

Broadcom Moves Forward on Symantec Acquisition

Reports indicate a deal could be made by mid-July as Broadcom secures financing for the purchase.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/broadcom-moves-forward-on-symantec-acquisition/d/d-id/1335162

 

Chrome Not Playing Videos? How to Fix It

Troubleshoot Chrome and get your videos playing again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-chrome-not-playing-videos-4178526

 

Apple kills $999 MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook

Apple just raised the starting price of buying a Mac.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/apple-kills-999-macbook-air-and-12-inch-macbook/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjL%6dVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

First Look at Spotify Lite a resource-friendly Spotify app

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/09/first-look-at-spotify-lite-a-resource-friendly-spotify-app/

 

Google Maps Now Has a Speedometer

https://www.thurrott.com/google/208119/gooogle-maps-now-has-a-speedometer?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_q7T708-RboqcoliRLpZIj_JFq-GIx0R9o_cnKQS2w6DBy6HF-9yiex5o1Z4hvxlbLvy8uCN7H3gd9jE8Sfat01j3U8g&_hsmi=73464163

 

ET Deals: Dell Core i7-9750H Laptop $819, Ring Video Doorbell Camera $169, Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC $36

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/294574-et-deals-dell-core-i7-9750h-laptop-819-ring-video-doorbell-camera-169-samsung-256gb-microsdxc-36

 

6 Easy Ways to Transfer Files from Your Computer to Your Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-files-from-computer-to-android/

 

Airline Fined $229 Million for Data Breach

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10582/airline-fined-229-million-data-breach

 

Instagram's anti-bullying feature warns users if they're about to post a mean comment

Adam Mosseri, the head of Facebook-owned Instagram, said the company is willing to make decisions that keep its users safe from online bullying, even if it leads to decreased usage.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/instagram-s-anti-bullying-feature-warns-users-if-they-re-n1027521

 

Microsoft pares Windows 10 feature upgrades to 1 a year

In a multi-part announcement spread across three blog posts, Microsoft has again given its Windows 10 update model a shake. Here's what the changes mean.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3407696/microsoft-pares-windows-10-feature-upgrades-to-1-a-year.html?upd=1562726470363

 

Slimjet

Browse the Internet by visiting your favorite websites or downloading preferred content due to this Chromium-based, feature-packed browser

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

 

How Do Smart Homes Work?

https://www.howtogeek.com/424166/how-does-a-smarthome-work/

 

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

 

Get Windows to repair itself automatically

https://www.komando.com/tips/560379/get-windows-to-repair-itself-automatically

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

7 Quick Sites That Let You Check If a Link Is Safe

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-quick-sites-that-let-you-check-if-links-are-safe/

 

Britain Looks to Levy Record GDPR Fine Against British Airways

The penalty is a sign of things to come, say experts.

https://www.darkreading.com/britain-looks-to-levy-record-gdpr-fine-against-british-airways/d/d-id/1335166

 

Chromebook Frozen? 8 Ways to Fix That

Don't get left out in the cold again

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-chromebook-frozen-wont-turn-on-4178461

 

This AirPods alternative is half the price and pretty damn good

The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air are my new favorite cheap AirPods alternative.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/this-airpods-alternative-is-half-the-price-and-pretty-damn-good/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjL%6dVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

Firefox 68.0 release information

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/09/firefox-68-0-release-information/

 

Google to Start Showing More Diverse Search Results

https://www.thurrott.com/google/208125/google-to-start-showing-more-diverse-search-results?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_q7T708-RboqcoliRLpZIj_JFq-GIx0R9o_cnKQS2w6DBy6HF-9yiex5o1Z4hvxlbLvy8uCN7H3gd9jE8Sfat01j3U8g&_hsmi=73464163

 

Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings

 

How to Enable Autologin in LightDM

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-autologin-lightdm/

 

Premium Email Service Sparks Privacy Outrage

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10581/premium-email-service-sparks-privacy-outrage

 

Privacy-first browsers look to take the shine off Google's Chrome

Microsoft and Firefox are two of a number of companies and organizations looking to take a piece out of Google.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/privacy-first-browsers-look-take-shine-google-s-chrome-n1026276

 

Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs

Microsoft Defender ATP detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, blocks those that are malicious, then provides response recommendations. It can be deployed to Macs using Microsoft Intune, JAMF or other MDM platforms.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3407744/microsoft-delivers-defender-atp-security-service-to-macs.html

 

I2P

Accessible and powerful web-based anonymous network that allows identity-sensitive applications to communicate in a safe environment

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/IP-Tools/I2P.shtml

 

How to Create and Install SSH Keys From the Linux Shell

https://www.howtogeek.com/424510/how-to-create-and-install-ssh-keys-from-the-linux-shell/

 

Hands On With Google's Nest Hub Max Smart Display

Google's new super-sized smart display is intended to be the heart of your smart home. But if $229 is too pricey, the smaller Nest Hub is $129.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368235/hands-on-with-googles-nest-hub-max-smart-display

 

Get radio broadcasts on Alexa, Siri and Google Home

https://www.komando.com/tips/560001/get-radio-broadcasts-on-alexa-siri-and-google-home

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

12 Unnecessary Windows Programs and Apps You Should Uninstall

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

 

Intelligent Authentication Market Grows to Meet Demand

Confidence in user identity is critical to prevent fraud and theft, and companies are looking for new ways to get the necessary assurance.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/authentication/intelligent-authentication-market-grows-to-meet-demand/d/d-id/1335155

 

How to Delete a Page in Excel

Stop printing blank pages

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-delete-a-page-in-excel-4687244

 

Facebook gets experimental with new apps to reel you in

Exclusive: You could see apps from the team within weeks.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/facebook-gets-experimental-with-new-apps-to-reel-you-in/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjL%6dVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

Google is testing new Play Control button in Chrome Taskbar

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/08/google-is-testing-new-play-control-button-in-chrome-taskbar/

 

How to Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/131437-enable-windows-sandbox-feature-windows-10-home-edition.html

 

AMD Ryzen X570 Motherboards Draw So Much Power, It’s Warping CPU Comparisons

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/294596-amds-x570-chipset-draws-so-much-power-its-warping-cpu-comparisons

 

Browser Password Managers: Are They Good Enough?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/are-browser-password-manager-good-enough/

 

Cirque du Soleil app was an insecure high-wire act for show-goers, researcher says

https://www.scmagazine.com/application-security/cirque-du-soleil-app-was-an-insecure-high-wire-act-for-show-goers-researcher-says/

 

Patch Tuesday Lowdown, July 2019 Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/patch-tuesday-lowdown-july-2019-edition/

 

How Apple is improving iCloud this year

Signs are Apple may introduce a few online iCloud services this year.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3407799/how-apple-is-improving-icloud-this-year.html

 

AutoPowerOptionsOK

Make sure the energy plans on your computer switch automatically to Power Saver and the monitor turns off when you are AFK with this tool

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

 

PCIe 4.0: What’s New and Why It Matters

https://www.howtogeek.com/424453/pcie-4.0-whats-new-and-why-it-matters/

 

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery

https://www.pcmag.com/review/368229/ring-stick-up-cam-battery

 

How to unlock Android's secret menu

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

 

90% of data breaches in US occur in New York and California

Half a billion records have been exposed in total, with over 86 breaches affecting the two states since January, according to Risk Based Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-new-york-california-hotbeds-for-data-breaches/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Is Kodi Exodus Legal?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/is-kodi-exodus-legal/

 

Financial Impact of Cybercrime Exceeded $45B in 2018

Cybersecurity analysts explore a range of industry research to examine trends around cyber incidents and their financial impact.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/financial-impact-of-cybercrime-exceeded-$45b-in-2018/d/d-id/1335199

 

How to Disable the Touchscreen in Windows 10

Just because it shipped that way doesn't mean you need to keep it

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-windows-10-touch-screen-4579853

 

911 location tracking should be added to VoIP calls, FCC chair says

Ajit Pai also wants people using multiline phone systems to have direct access to dial 911.

https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/911-location-tracking-should-be-added-to-voip-calls-fcc-chair-says/?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY25ldC5jb20vZzAwLz9pMTBjL%6dVuY1JlZmVycmVyPQ%3d%3d

 

LanguageTool is a free, open-source, grammar and spell checker for Firefox, Chrome and Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/08/languagetool-is-a-free-open-source-grammar-and-spell-checker/

 

How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6027-malicious-software-removal-tool-windows.html

 

The Best Video Doorbells

https://www.safety.com/video-doorbells/

 

12 Awesome Screensavers for Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/10-awesome-screensavers-for-your-windows-pc/

 

Cellebrite claims it can crack any iPhone or Android, Trump admins weigh encryption ban

https://www.scmagazine.com/encryption-data-security/isreali-data-extraction-firm-cellebrite-announced-the-ability-to-break-into-any-iphone-or-android-device-for-law-enforcement-agencies-as-feds-weigh-banning-tough-encryption/

 

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/whos-behind-the-gandcrab-ransomware/

 

How to use your iPad as a second Mac display with Sidecar

Using macOS Catalina and iPadOS Sidecar mode, you can turn your tablet into a highly useful Mac accessory.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3407616/how-to-use-your-ipad-as-a-second-mac-display-with-sidecar.html

 

Soft4Boost Update Checker

This is an accessible and simple software application that can be used to easily check for new program versions in no time at all

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Soft4Boost-Update-Checker.shtml

 

DisplayPort 2: What’s Different, and Why It Matters

https://www.howtogeek.com/426579/displayport-2-whats-different-and-why-it-matters/

 

Microsoft Teases Advanced Speech Tech, But It's Not for Everyone

At Build, Microsoft's new speech technology fooled audience members, who couldn't tell a real speaking human from the software. But how should companies use speech technology?

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368227/microsoft-teases-advanced-speech-tech-but-its-not-for-ever

 

5 clever ways to find your lost Android phone you need to know now

https://www.komando.com/tips/561708/5-clever-ways-to-find-your-lost-android-phone-you-need-to-know-now

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

The 5 Best Raspberry Pi Smart TV Projects We’ve Seen

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-smart-tv-projects/

 

Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/us/florida-riviera-beach-hacking-ransom.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_190620?campaign_id=2&instance_id=10242&segment_id=14471&user_id=2914952899143e38c59803c3c475b7ef&regi_id=496806370620

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Apple Said to Be Exaggerating iPhone Battery Life from 18% to 51% on Multiple Models

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-exaggerating-iphone-battery-life/

 

DHCP Error: What It Is And How To Fix It

How to fix a DHCP error

https://www.lifewire.com/dhcp-error-what-it-is-and-how-to-fix-it-4687111

 

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/

 

How to Uninstall Apps on Windows (Without Leaving Leftover Junk Data)

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

 

Data Brokers: What's in YOUR Dossier?

https://askbobrankin.com/data_brokers_whats_in_your_dossier.html

 

Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/microsoft-worm-warning-windows-users-urged-to-patch-now-21153.html#new_tab

 

Lake City Employee Fired Following Ransom Payment

The Florida city approved its insurer to pay $460,000 in ransom for a cyberattack that shut down servers, email, and phone.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/lake-city-employee-fired-following-ransom-payment/d/d-id/1335120

 

How Do I Reset Windows 10?

"Reset your PC" is an option within Windows to return Windows itself to its initial state. I'll walk through the steps.

https://askleo.com/how-do-i-reset-windows-10/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K0ED1JcG5pdfbL

 

Fake Facebook political pages tricked Libyans into downloading RATs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/fake-facebook-political-pages-tricked-libyans-into-downloading-rats/

 

How to use Sidecar to make your iPad a secondary Mac display in macOS Catalina and iPadOS

Been wanting a secondary monitor for a Mac? It’s possible you already have one.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3406837/how-to-use-sidecar-to-make-your-ipad-a-secondary-mac-display.html

 

Smashing Security #128: Shackled ankles, photo scrapes, and SIM card swaps

https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-128-shackled-ankles-photo-scrapes-and-sim-card-swaps/

 

Americans overestimate their online safety, despite putting forward little effort

A survey of 10,000 Americans found that 90% believe they are doing enough to protect themselves online, though less than half are even doing the bare minimum.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/americans-overestimate-their-online-safety-despite-putting-forward-little-effort/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

LightKey for Windows review: AI-powered Text Prediction software

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/lightkey-windows-review

 

Maxthon

User-friendly web browser that comes with support for private browsing, also featuring an ad blocker, split screen view, mouse gestures, a download manager and more

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Maxthon-3.shtml

 

What Is the Menu Key For? (and How to Remap It)

https://www.howtogeek.com/425623/what-is-the-menu-key-for-and-how-to-remap-it/

 

Hands On With Google's Midrange Pixel 3a and 3a XL Phones

Google's new midrange handsets are solid performers that snap some pretty nice photos and won't break the bank. But don't expect any cutting-edge smartphone perks.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/368222/hands-on-with-googles-midrange-pixel-3a-and-3a-xl-phones?i10c.encReferrer=

 

5 things you didn't know about this security system

https://www.komando.com/tips/576894/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-this-security-system

 

What Is a Chromebook, and How Does It Differ from a Laptop?

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

 

What to Do When Your Wi-Fi Network Is Not Showing Up

What to do when you can't connect to wireless

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-wifi-network-not-showing-up-4628122

 

How to create a hidden share folder on Windows 10

You can hide shared folders when browsing network, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do this on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-hidden-share-folder-windows-10/

 

Google Will Now Delete Your Data Automatically

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-google-data-automatically/

 

[LEARN] Online Schools For Adults and Kids

https://askbobrankin.com/learn_online_schools_for_adults_and_kids.html

 

$100 million GozNym cybercrime network dismantled as suspects charged

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/100-million-goznym-cybercrime-network-dismantled-as-suspects-charged-21171.html#new_tab

 

The Case for Encryption: Fact vs. Fiction

The common belief that encryption enables bad behavior primarily used by thieves, international terrorists, and other villainous characters is simply not true. Here's why.

https://www.darkreading.com/perimeter/the-case-for-encryption-fact-vs-fiction/a/d-id/1335062

 

Getting Microsoft Office for Free, Sort of

Microsoft Office appears in every new install of Windows 10, but is it really "included"? Yes and no.

https://askleo.com/getting-microsoft-office-for-free-sort-of/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K0ED1JcG5pdfbL

 

Report: Ransomware attack disrupts Georgia’s court system

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/report-ransomware-attack-disrupts-georgias-court-system/

 

iPadOS 13: How to use the floating digital keyboard

The iPhone typing experience comes to Apple’s tablet, and the iPad is the better for it.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405895/how-to-use-the-floating-digital-keyboard-in-ipados.html

 

Oh, the irony… Malware spread via Best of the Web security seals

https://www.grahamcluley.com/oh-the-irony-malware-spread-via-best-of-the-web-security-seals/

 

$25 Raspberry Pi add-on gets you started with edge computing AI

The RISC-V powered Grove AI HAT for Edge Computing allows developers to use neural networks for artificial intelligence projects on Raspberry Pi.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/25-raspberry-pi-add-on-gets-you-started-with-edge-computing-ai/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

How to encrypt a Document stored on Google Drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-encrypt-a-document-stored-on-google-drive

 

Norton Remove and Reinstall

A program that can remove the majority of Symantec software applications from your computer including Norton Antivirus, Ghost or Internet Security

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Norton-Removal-Tool.shtml

 

How to Get the Most Out of the Chrome Bookmarks Bar

https://www.howtogeek.com/423917/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-the-chrome-bookmarks-bar/

 

Google Shows Off Super-Fast 'Next Generation' Voice Assistant

Google says that breakthroughs in how its voice assistant processes language have enabled faster, smarter voice interactions—even offline.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/368205/google-shows-off-super-fast-next-generation-voice-assistan?i10c.encReferrer=

 

These Facebook accounts spread malware for years, affecting thousands

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578039/these-facebook-accounts-spread-malware-for-years-affecting-thousands

 

Which Allocation Unit Size Is Best for Your Drive?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/allocation-unit-size-for-drive/

 

SD Card Repair: How to Fix a Corrupted Card

How to repair folders and files on a damaged SD card

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-corrupted-sd-card-4584816

 

How to view all network shared folders on Windows 10

Wondering how many folders are you sharing and where they're located? In this guide, you'll learn the steps to view all the shared folders on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/view-all-network-shared-folders-windows-10/

 

9 Things That Might Be Slowing Down Your Home Wi-Fi Network

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-things-that-might-be-slowing-down-your-home-network/

 

[CLICK] Is That Link Safe?

https://askbobrankin.com/click_is_that_link_safe.html

 

Video call with a Raspberry Pi and Google Duo

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/video-call-with-a-raspberry-pi-and-googlHow to Use the vmstat Command on Linux

e-duo/

 

Thousands of Facebook Users Hit in Malware Distribution Campaign

'Operation Tripoli' is another reminder why users cannot trust every link they see on social media sites.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/thousands-of-facebook-users-hit-in-malware-distribution-campaign/d/d-id/1335104

 

Recovering an Existing Online Account Password

Trying to recover the existing password for an online account is usually an exercise in frustration. There's one possible straw to grasp at.

https://askleo.com/recovering-an-existing-online-account-password/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=K0ED1JcG5pdfbL

 

[Review] Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10 File Explorer

https://www.askvg.com/review-enable-dark-mode-in-windows-10-file-explorer/

 

iOS 13: How to use a mouse with your iPad or iPhone

Mouse support has finally arrived on the iPad and iPhone with iPadOS 13 and iOS 13! As you might expect, that support comes with a catch or four.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405887/how-to-use-a-mouse-with-your-ipad-or-iphone.html

 

Firms, stop sending out automated emails that look suspicious as hell!

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about automated emails being sent out by a legal firm.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/firms-automated-suspicious-emails/

 

Google Pixel 3: Cheat sheet

The Pixel 3 is one of Google's premium flagship smartphones. Here are the most important details that professionals need to know about the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-pixel-3-cheat-sheet/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Revo Uninstaller Free helps remove installed software as well as Windows 10 apps

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/revo-uninstaller-free-helps-remove-installed-software-as-well-as-windows-10-apps

 

Awesome Screenshot: Screen capture, Annotate for Chrome

Capture an entire web page, just the visible part of it or a selected area, then upload it online or save it locally with this handy Google Chrome extension

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

 

How to Use the vmstat Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/424334/how-to-use-the-vmstat-command-on-linux/

 

In 2019, Who's Not Online? 10 Percent of Americans Are Analogue

There are still some people who refuse to log on, which seems like a better and better idea each day.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/368175/in-2019-whos-not-online-10-percent-of-americans-are-analo?i10c.encReferrer=

 

What you need to know about a big spike in the number of government scam calls

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/577920/what-you-need-to-know-about-a-big-spike-in-the-number-of-government-scam-calls

 

Google Bringing Incognito Feature to Maps and Search

https://www.maketecheasier.com/google-incognito-maps-search/

 

What to Do When YouTube Videos Are Not Playing

Fixes for when YouTube is working but your device isn't

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-youtube-videos-that-are-not-playing-4178790

 

How to disable dark mode for Google Chrome on Windows 10

If you don't like the dark mode on Chrome, use these steps to disable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-dark-mode-google-chrome-windows-10/

 

6 Unwritten Twitter Rules You’re Probably Breaking

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unwritten-twitter-rules-breaking/

 

Here's How to Search The Deep Web

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_search_the_deep_web.html

 

Motion-controlled water fountain…for cats!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/motion-controlled-cat-water-fountain/

 

Android App Publishers Won't Take 'No' for an Answer on Personal Data

Researchers find more than 1,000 apps in the Google Play store that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/android-app-publishers-wont-take-no-for-an-answer-on-personal-data/d/d-id/1335169

 

THE TRADE SECR (ET

Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

https://features.propublica.org/ransomware/ransomware-attack-data-recovery-firms-paying-hackers/

 

Fix Add-ons Disabled Problem in Mozilla Firefox (47-65) Older Versions

https://www.askvg.com/fix-add-ons-disabled-problem-in-mozilla-firefox-older-versions/

 

Forbes subscribers warned of Magecart threat skimming credit card details

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/forbes-subscribers-magecart-threat-skimming-credit-card-details/#new_tab

 

Why real-estate businesses need to defend against these cybersecurity threats

BEC scams, ransomware, and malware are some of the cybersecurity threats that cybercriminals use against real-estate agencies. Here's security advice, including scam prevention tips from the FBI.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-real-estate-businesses-need-to-defend-against-these-cybersecurity-threats/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

How to uninstall Calculator App on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-uninstall-calculator-app-on-windows-10

 

Microsoft Edge (this is very early pre-release version)

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

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Microsoft-Edge.shtml

 

Why Video Doorbells Are the Best Smarthome Gadget

https://www.howtogeek.com/424795/video-doorbells-are-the-best-smarthome-investment-heres-why/

 

The Best Chromebooks for 2019

Budget-friendly, web-centric Chromebooks can save you money. But is it worth opting for one if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here's what you need to know, along with the best Chromebook models we have tested.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/305859/the-best-chromebooks?i10c.encReferrer=

 

What to do (and not to do) if you get your Android phone wet

https://www.komando.com/tips/575559/what-to-do-and-not-to-do-if-you-get-your-android-phone-wet

 

5 of the Best Alternatives to Amazon

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-amazon-alternatives/

 

FitzyTV review: A neat but shaky workaround for streaming TV annoyances

This unusual app doesn't provide much content on its own, but it could improve how you watch what you're already paying for.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3405540/fitzytv-review.html

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Cybercrime organizations work just like any other business: Here's what they do each day

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/05/heres-what-cybercriminals-do-during-the-workday.html

 

What is Phishing? Find Out with Gary Davis on the Latest Episode of Tech Nation

https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/consumer/what-is-phishing-find-out-with-gary-davis-on-the-latest-episode-of-tech-nation/

 

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal

Source code, network access being sold online by "Fxmsp" collective.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/hackers-breached-3-us-antivirus-companies-researchers-reveal/

 

Common Mobile Network Problems and How to Avoid Them

Take steps to prevent the most common mobile network problems

https://www.lifewire.com/common-mobile-network-problems-817774

 

How to Securely Delete Files on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/425232/how-to-securely-delete-files-on-linux/

 

Google and Facebook probed again and Amazon Alexa's data retention raises privacy concerns

https://www.cnet.com/videos/google-and-facebook-probed-again-and-amazon-alexas-data-retention-raises-privacy-concerns/

 

How to use the Mail app in Windows 10

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-the-mail-app-in-windows-10

 

5 New Google-Made Apps That Are Cool, Useful, and Fun

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-made-apps-cool-useful-fun/

 

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/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs on sale now starting at $200

Team Red, it's go time.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-ryzen-3000-series-cpus-sale-now-starting-200

 

This password-stealing malware just evolved a new tactic to remain hidden

Windows malware campaign re-emerges with new techniques for attempting to stay under the radar.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-password-stealing-malware-just-evolved-a-new-tactic-to-remain-hidden/

 

8 Control Center Widgets for iPhone that Are Actually Useful

https://www.maketecheasier.com/control-center-widgets-for-iphone/

 

“MegaCortex” ransomware wants to be The One

The sudden appearance of a new ransomware on a large number of enterprise networks was not the May Day gift anyone wanted

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2019/05/03/megacortex-ransomware-wants-to-be-the-one/

 

Hackers used compromised Office 365 accounts to send millions of spam emails

ATO attacks saw accounts used in spear-phishing and BEC campaigns

https://www.scmagazineuk.com/hackers-used-compromised-office-365-accounts-send-millions-spam-emails/article/1583573

 

Drupal

Create web content that you can customize to the very detail and that can accommodate various industry branches using the advanced tools of this script

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/Drupal.shtml

 

Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Satellite & Space Systems

As nation-states and rogue actors increasingly probe critical infrastructure, policy and technology experts worry that satellite and space systems are on the front lines.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybersecurity-experts-worry-about-satellite-and-space-systems/d/d-id/1335131

 

Never Give Ransomware Scammers Your Money

A Florida city made the difficult decision to fork over the cash after ransomware hijacked city computers. Everyone needs to make their own choice, but I firmly believe you should never pay the ransom.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/commentary/369143/never-give-ransomware-scammers-your-money?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucGNtYWcuY29tL2cwMC9zZWN1c%6dl0eXdhdGNoP2kxMGMuZW5jUmVmZXJyZXI9

 

Popular app could cost you big bucks operating secretly in the background

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578237/popular-app-could-cost-you-big-bucks-operating-secretly-in-the-background

 

Tips for Troubleshooting Windows File and Printer Sharing

https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-windows-file-sharing-818241

 

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Netflix Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/425375/5-ways-to-save-money-on-your-netflix-account/

 

Court upholds city's right to warn consumers about phone radiation

Berkeley, California, is allowed to require phone retailers to warn people about radiation risks in carrying phones in pockets and bras.

https://www.cnet.com/news/court-upholds-berkeleys-right-to-warn-consumers-about-phone-radiation/

 

How to fix Windows 10 May 2019 Update problems

Experiencing issues?

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/windows-10-may-2019-update-problems-how-to-fix-them

 

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

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

 

How to use the Enpass password audit tools

Use Enpass audit tools to identify weak, identical, and old passwords.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-enpass-password-audit-tools/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Store 256GB of your favorite data with SanDisk's $30 Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive

Picture not actual size.

https://www.windowscentral.com/san-disks-256-gb-ultra-fit-usb-3-1-flash-drive

 

Russian cyberspies are using one hell of a clever Microsoft Exchange backdoor

Turla APT found exploiting LightNeuron backdoor, a first of its kind targeting Microsoft Exchange email servers.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/russian-cyberspies-are-using-one-hell-of-a-clever-microsoft-exchange-backdoor/

 

HDMI Splitters vs. Switches: When Should You Use Them?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hdmi-splitters-vs-switches/

 

'Stockpile coins and banknotes': Sweden tells its citizens to squirrel away hard cash under their beds in case of a cyber attack

  - Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency has issued guidance to every household 

  - It tells residents to stockpile 'cash in small denominations' for emergencies  

  - It fears computer networks could be disrupted by terrorism or cyber-warfare

  - The government recommends that each citizen keep cash under their bed

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6997685/Sweden-tells-citizens-squirrel-away-hard-cash-beds-case-cyber-attack.html

 

U.S. Virgin Islands hit with ransomware and BEC attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/the-u-s-virgin-island-police-department-was-hit-with-a-ransomware-attack-in-april-that-targeted-servers-housing-internal-affairs-records-and-citizen-complaints/

 

UCheck

View out-of-date applications on your computer, download the latest available versions and install them to keep everything up-to-date

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Signatures-Updates/Adlice-UCheck.shtml

 

'Human Side-Channels': Behavioral Traces We Leave Behind

How writing patterns, online activities, and other unintentional identifiers can be used in cyber offense and defense.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/human-side-channels-behavioral-traces-we-leave-behind/d/d-id/1335129

 

Facebook Redesign Shifts Focus to Groups

'Groups are now at the heart of the experience just as much as your friends and family are,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says at F8.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/368079/facebook-redesign-shifts-focus-to-groups?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Amazon's Alexa is causing serious privacy concerns -- AGAIN!

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578264/amazons-alexa-is-causing-serious-privacy-concerns-again

 

Linksys TFTP Client for Router Firmware Upgrades

https://www.lifewire.com/linksys-tftp-client-for-router-firmware-3971325

 

How to Search for Open Tabs on the New Tab Page of Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/425231/how-to-search-for-open-tabs-on-the-new-tab-page-of-chrome/

 

We're not ready for the deepfake revolution

https://www.cnet.com/videos/were-not-ready-for-the-deepfake-revolution/

 

How to reverse image search

Find an image’s source with minimum fuss

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-reverse-image-search

 

How to Create a Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD

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

 

How to use Micropad as a synchronized note-taking tool

Find out how to install and sync a mobile note-taking tool that offers a couple of unique features that might appeal to open source users who want a bit more control over what is synched.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-micropad-as-a-synchronized-note-taking-tool/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

When can you buy the Radeon RX 5700 GPUs?

https://www.windowscentral.com/when-can-you-buy-radeon-rx-5700-gpus

 

How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Fix Flash Player Crashes and Errors in Chrome

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-flash-player-crashes-issue-in-chrome/

 

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/

 

Lake City, Fla. IT manager pays the price for ransomware attack

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/lake-city-fla-it-manager-pays-the-price-for-ransomware-attack/

 

DuckDuckGo Plus for Firefox

Search for relevant content on the Internet by using the DuckDuckGo search engine from this handy, lightweight Firefox extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/DuckDuckGo-Plus.shtml

 

In Cybercrime's Evolution, Active, Automated Attacks Are the Latest Fad

Staying ahead can feel impossible, but understanding that perfection is impossible can free you to make decisions about managing risk.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/in-cybercrimes-evolution-active-automated-attacks-are-the-latest-fad/a/d-id/1335073

 

The Best Inkjet Printers for 2019

Inkjet printers can produce outstanding photos, crisp multi-page office documents, and everything in between. Find your ideal inkjet with these handy shopping tips and our top-rated reviews.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/roundup/337811/the-best-inkjet-printers?i10c.encReferrer=

 

U.S. military warns of Iranian hacker threat

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/578381/u-s-military-warns-of-iranian-hacker-threat

 

How to Monitor Network Traffic

Get an understanding of your network's issues

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-monitor-network-traffic-4686032

 

How to Migrate Ext2 or Ext3 File Systems to Ext4 on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/424868/how-to-migrate-ext2-or-ext3-file-systems-to-ext4-on-linux/

 

Don't even bother cleaning your phone screen any other way than these

The absolute best techniques to keep that iPhone or Android screen sparkly clean.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dont-even-bother-cleaning-your-phone-screen-any-other-way-than-these/

 

How to repeat YouTube videos on an infinite loop

The simplest way to repeat YouTube videos. Play it again, Sam

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-repeat-youtube-videos-on-an-infinite-loop

 

10 Tips to Keep Your Online Bank Account Secure

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tips-online-bank-account-secure/

 

How to combine Excel VLOOKUP() and PivotTable for simple solutions

Combining features often extends the flexibility and efficiency of your solution.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-combine-excel-vlookup-and-pivottable-for-simple-solutions/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=%%external_id%%

 

Is Seagate FireCuda 510 a good SSD for gamers?

https://www.windowscentral.com/seagate-firecuda-510-good-ssd-gamers

 

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

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

 

How to Enable and Use Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone/iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-do-not-disturb-iphone/

 

SECURITY

Experts assess damage after first cyberattack on U.S. grid

https://www.eenews.net/energywire/stories/1060281821

 

The most important thing to check before buying a Chromebook

Save yourself from buyer's remorse by thinking through what a Chrome OS device-maker won't tell you.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3405893/buying-a-chromebook.html

 

LibreOffice

Complex productivity suite which enables you to create text document, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and draw, and offers compatibility with other major office suites

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/LibreOffice.shtml

 

Toyota's Car-Hacking Tool Now Available

'PASTA' hardware and software kit now retails for $28,300.

https://www.darkreading.com/analytics/toyotas-car-hacking-tool-now-available/d/d-id/1335121

 

Tell Google How Often You Want It to Delete Your Location Data

Google will give you three options: Erase location data every three months, every 18 months, or keep it until you delete it manually.

https://www.pcmag.com/g00/news/368103/tell-google-how-often-you-want-it-to-delete-your-location-da?i10c.encReferrer=

 

Are hidden software programs recording your keystrokes?

https://www.komando.com/tips/575592/are-hidden-software-programs-recording-your-keystrokes

 

How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 10

As a last resort resetting network settings may get you back online

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-reset-network-settings-in-windows-10-4684679

 

How cybercriminals hold data hostage... and why the best solution is often paying a ransom

Targets have included hospitals and municipalities, but the FBI says anyone on the internet should expect to be attacked by cybercriminals

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ransomware-how-cybercriminals-hold-data-hostage-and-why-the-best-solution-is-often-paying-a-ransom-60-minutes-2019-05-05/

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