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  Day of week Date News & Tips Number    
Sat 08/03/2019 1696
Fri 08/02/2019 1695
Thur 08/01/2019 1694
Wed 07/31/2019 1693
Tue 07/30/2019 1692
Mon 07/29/2019 1691
Sun 07/28/2019 1690

Sat 1696 00/03/2019

AMD Ryzen 7nm CPUs May Not Hit Maximum Boost Frequency on All Cores

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295967-amd-ryzen-7nm-cpus-may-not-hit-maximum-boost-frequency-on-all-cores

 

Wi-Fi 6 speed test: These are the fastest routers we've ever seen

It's still too early to buy in, but the results of our first Wi-Fi 6 speed tests are incredibly promising.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-6-speed-test-fastest-routers-weve-ever-seen/

 

What Does “TLDR” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/435266/what-does-tldr-mean-and-how-do-you-use-it/

 

ClearURLs is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that deletes tracking information from URLs

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/30/clearurls-extension-firefox-chrome/

 

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly, According to Martin Amis

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-a-thesaurus-correctly-according-to-martin-a-1836891843

 

Battery Icon Missing on Windows 10? Restore it

Keep track of your device's battery life from your PC

https://www.lifewire.com/restore-battery-icon-missing-windows-10-4587243

 

It’s time to install most of July's Windows and Office patches

If you’ve been keeping your Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 machines clean with “Security-only” patches, July has an important change to consider. For most people, the coast is clear to install the July 2019 patches.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3429638/its-time-to-install-most-of-julys-windows-and-office-patches.html

 

How to uninstall Feedback Hub App in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-uninstall-feedback-hub-app-in-windows-10

 

Apple ends Siri 'grading,' says contractors won't listen to voice recordings anymore

"Additionally, as part of a future software update, users will have the ability to choose to participate in grading,” the company said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/apple/apple-ends-siri-grading-says-contractors-won-t-listen-voice-n1038536

 

BianLian banking trojan adds screen recorder to face off against Android users

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/bianlian-banking-trojan-adds-screen-recorder-to-face-off-against-android-users/

 

Debian vs. Ubuntu: Best Linux Distro for Laptops, Desktops, and Servers

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/debian-vs-ubuntu/

 

WindowsSpyBlocker

Enforce the security on your computer by adding extra Firewall and NCSI rules to protect your PC from potentially harmful web domains

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

 

VPNs' Future: Less Reliant on Users, More Transparent, And Smarter

Virtual private networking is poised to become more automated and intelligent, especially as endpoints associated with cloud services and the IoT need protection.

https://www.darkreading.com/edge/theedge/vpns-future-less-reliant-on-users-more-transparent-and-smarter/b/d-id/1335163

 

Need New Music? Try Spotify's Pandora-Like 'Stations' App

The app's bare-bones design serves the indecisive listener. Previously only available in Australia, Stations can now be downloaded on iOS and Android in the US.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368806/need-new-music-try-spotifys-pandora-like-stations-app

 

How to block unwanted calls

https://www.komando.com/tips/582236/best-ways-to-block-unwanted-calls

 

Amazon now lets you stop human review of your Alexa recordings

The change quickly follows moves by Apple and Google to suspend their own human reviews.

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-now-lets-you-stop-human-review-of-your-alexa-recordings/

 

Chrome Now Hides WWW and HTTPS:// in Addresses. Do You Care?

https://www.howtogeek.com/435728/chrome-now-hides-www-and-https-in-addresses.-do-you-care/

 

Windows 10 PC Reset Soon with Cloud Download option?

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/29/windows-10-pc-reset-soon-with-cloud-download-option/

 

How to Prevent Amazon From Reviewing Your Alexa Convos

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prevent-amazon-from-reviewing-your-alexa-convos-1836938142

 

Can’t Find the Printer on Your Network in Windows 10?

Learn how to fix printer issues in Windows 10, 8, and 7

https://www.lifewire.com/find-printer-on-windows-10-network-4586770

 

Windows by the numbers: Finally, the 7-to-10 migration kicks into high gear

Windows 7's share of all PCs dropped sharply in July, indicating users are finally migrating to Windows 10 as 7's end-of-support date draws ever closer.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-by-the-numbers-finally-the-7-to-10-migration-kicks-into-high-gear.html

 

How to unpin a group of Tiles or Folders from Windows 10 Start Menu

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/unpin-a-group-of-tiles-for-windows-10-start-menu

 

FCC bans scammers from using fake numbers in text messages and foreign robocalls

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/fcc-bans-scammers-from-using-fake-numbers-in-text-messages-and-foreign-robocalls-65114181545

 

Real estate group ALTA warns members of possible data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/real-estate-group-alta-warns-members-of-possible-data-breach/

 

How to Set Up Google Chrome for Offline Reading of Books

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/take-reading-offline-5-chrome-apps/

 

WiFi Password Decryptor

Find out what wireless passwords are stored on your computer using this simple application that instantly decrypts and recovers wifi keys

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Decrypting-Decoding/WiFi-Password-Decryptor.shtml

 

US Utilities Hit with Phishing Attack

An email phishing attack, thought to be from a nation-state actor, claims that engineers have failed licensing exams.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/us-utilities-hit-with-phishing-attack/d/d-id/1335431

 

How Do $32 Apple AirPod Knockoffs Measure Up to the Real Thing?

No-name electronics clones abound on Amazon. Apple Airpods cost five times as much as these cheap clones, but do they sound five times better? You might be surprised at what we found.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/366692/are-32-airpod-knockoffs-as-good-as-the-real-thing

 

Data disaster! How to save lost files from a failing hard drive

https://www.komando.com/tips/520478/data-disaster-how-to-save-lost-files-from-a-failing-hard-drive

 

Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp and plans to make that obvious

The company is rebranding both apps to say they're "from Facebook."

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-owns-instagram-and-whatsapp-and-plans-to-make-that-obvious/

 

Some Windows 10 Users Are Trapped in S Mode

https://www.howtogeek.com/435715/some-windows-10-users-are-trapped-in-s-mode/

 

Only Microsoft Edge Enterprise will support Internet Explorer Mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/29/only-microsoft-edge-enterprise-will-support-internet-explorer-mode/

 

If You Use Poshmark, Now is the Time to Change Your Password

https://lifehacker.com/if-you-use-poshmark-now-is-the-time-to-change-your-pas-1836937825

 

How to Use Spotlight on Your Mac

Use a search shortcut to find what you need fast

https://www.lifewire.com/use-spotlight-mac-4586951

 

Apple suspends Siri snooping (and promises more control for the rest of us)

Apple announces the immediate global suspension of its controversial Siri grading program

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3429601/apple-suspends-siri-snooping-and-promises-more-control-for-the-rest-of-us.html

 

Mobile Hotspot not showing up or detected on laptop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/mobile-hotspot-not-showing-up-or-detected-on-laptop

 

Local FBI field office warns of 'conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists'

The assessment noted that the document is the first from the FBI to analyze conspiracies and their connection to violent acts.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/local-fbi-field-office-warns-conspiracy-theory-driven-domestic-extremists-n1038441

 

How to Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in Windows 10 File Explorer

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137201-reset-navigation-pane-expanded-state-windows-10-file-explorer.html

 

The 7 Best Websites to Check Out New Music Releases

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-websites-check-music-releases/

 

Facebook Password Decryptor (This is only for those that save passwords in their browser and it should work for any site.)

Recover lost or forgotten Facebook passwords saved by most popular web browsers, such as Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari

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

 

Capital One: What We Should Learn This Time

Where Capital One went wrong, what the bank did right, and more key takeaways from the latest mega-breach.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/capital-one-what-we-should-learn-this-time/d/d-id/1335426

 

NSA: 'BlueKeep' Windows Flaw Is Truly Bad, Please Patch

The US National Security Agency issues a security advisory about a recently discovered Windows remote desktop flaw after Microsoft itself warned about the threat twice.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368800/nsa-this-windows-flaw-is-truly-bad-please-patch

 

Beware of fake Equifax claims websites trying to scam you

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584900/beware-of-fake-equifax-claims-websites-trying-to-scam-you

 

This Samsung patent envisions a display that rolls up like a scroll

It could be used for a mobile TV, Patently Apple suggests.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-samsung-patent-envisions-a-futuristic-scrollable-display/

 

How to Enter Zero Before a Number in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/434261/how-to-enter-zero-before-a-number-in-excel/

 

How to set up an SFTP server in Windows using OpenSSH

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/29/how-to-setup-an-sftp-server-in-windows-using-openssh/

 

Turn Off AirDrop to Keep From Leaking Your Phone Number

https://lifehacker.com/turn-off-airdrop-to-keep-from-leaking-your-phone-number-1836909584

 

How to Turn Your MacBook On or Off

MacBook Pro or other version won't turn on or shut off? Here's what to do

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-macbook-on-or-off-4580539

 

How to print and scan with Android

Handle paper documents like a pro with this simple guide to Android printing and scanning.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3410288/how-to-print-and-scan-with-android.html

 

Windows 10 Sandbox item is greyed out or greyed out

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-sandbox-greyed-out

 

Equifax might run out of settlement cash, FTC warns

The regulator said that consumers rushing to get a $125 check from Equifax as restitution for its 2017 cybersecurity breach should consider the credit monitoring option.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/equifax-might-run-out-settlement-cash-ftc-warns-n1037371

 

How to Manually Sync Sticky Notes on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137088-manually-sync-sticky-notes-windows-10-pc.html

 

YouTube Remasters Old Music Videos Into HD

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/youtube-remasters-old-music-videos-hd/

 

RouterPassView

Lightweight and portable application that helps users quickly recover passwords from router configuration files if backups exist

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/RouterPassView.shtml

 

47% of Android Anti-Malware Apps Are Flawed

Protection failures come at a time when malicious Android software is becoming more of a problem.

https://www.darkreading.com/mobile/47--of-android-anti-malware-apps-are-flawed/d/d-id/1335422

 

Is Technology Destroying Our Memory?

Off-loading bits of information—like phone numbers, birthdays and appointments—to our devices is convenient, but does it change our brain? Dr. Jason R. Finley wants to find out.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368629/is-technology-destroying-our-memory

 

Your guide to setting up a VPN

https://www.komando.com/tips/505434/how-to-set-up-your-own-personal-vpn

 

US military reportedly testing surveillance balloons in Midwest skies

The test will send 25 vehicle-tracking balloons across six states, according to The Guardian.

https://www.cnet.com/news/us-military-testing-surveillance-balloons-in-midwest-skies-report-says/

 

Microsoft Working on ‘Cloud Download’ Recovery Option for Windows 10

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295921-microsoft-working-on-cloud-download-recovery-option-for-windows-10

 

Verizon's New 'Unlimited' Plans Are Just Screwing With Us Now

https://gizmodo.com/verizons-new-unlimited-plans-are-just-screwing-with-us-1836909106

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Toolbox Vulnerability Impacts Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/06/22/microsoft-windows-10-problem-warning-dell-diagnostics-security-upgrade-windows/

 

Amazon could give you $5,000 the next time you buy a house

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584195/amazon-could-give-you-5000-the-next-time-you-buy-a-house

 

HOW TO CLONE A WINDOWS 10 INSTALLATION TO A NEW DRIVE USING CLONEZILLA

You can upgrade your current hard drive without the need to reinstall Windows 10 using Clonezilla to transfer everything to the new drive, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/clone-windows-10-drive-clonezilla/

 

Do We Need Laws to Help Curb our Social Media Addiction?

A US Senator wants to fundamentally change how social media works.

https://www.lifewire.com/laws-to-curb-social-media-addiction-4727479

 

How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology

Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you.

https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhnKsGXgnpdfbL

 

How to Create a Presentation in Google Slides

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-a-presentation-in-google-slides/

 

Eurofins Scientific forensics firm pays after hit with ransomware

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/eurofins-scientific-the-uks-largest-provider-of-forensic-services-paid-the-ransom-after-it-was-hit-with-an-attack-a-month-ago/

 

New Research Shows Surge in Mac Malware, Malicious Office Documents and Web Application Exploits in Q1 2019

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/research-shows-surge-mac-malware-040100569.html

 

[Tip] Enable or Disable New “Easy Clean” Option in CCleaner

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-or-disable-new-easy-clean-option-in-ccleaner/

 

Companies on Watch After US, Iran Claim Cyberattacks

With the cyber conflict between the United States and Iran ramping up, companies traditionally targeted by the countries - such as those in the oil and gas and financial industries - need to bolster their security efforts, experts say.

https://www.darkreading.com/companies-on-watch-after-us-iran-claim-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1335045

 

Ice Lake Benchmarks Paint a Complex Picture for Intel’s Latest CPU

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/296076-ice-lake-benchmarks-paint-a-complex-picture-for-intels-latest-cpu

 

Social Engineering Forum Hacked, Data Shared on Leak Sites

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/social-engineering-forum-hacked-data-shared-on-leak-sites/

 

Why I Switched From Ubuntu to Manjaro Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/430556/why-i-switched-from-ubuntu-to-manjaro-linux/

 

No, Mr. McAfee is Not Giving Away Money

https://blog.knowbe4.com/mr.-mcafee-is-not-giving-away-money

 

Need a Cheap Laptop? This 11-inch Dell is Less Than $150

Dell's Inspiron 11 3000 laptop is currently 42 percent off — after that discount, you'll pay just $149.99 for a PC that typically retails for $258.99.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368758/need-a-cheap-laptop-this-11-inch-dell-is-less-than-150

 

Turn your selfies into artistic masterpieces

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/583076/ai-turns-your-selfies-into-artistic-masterpieces

 

HOW TO RESIZE A PARTITION ON WINDOWS 10 USING GPARTED

You can use the Linux-based Gparted tool to resize, create, and delete partitions on Windows 10, and in this guide, you'll learn steps on how to it.

https://pureinfotech.com/resize-partition-windows-10-gparted/

 

The 17 Best Android Tablet Apps

Get the most out of your new device

https://www.lifewire.com/best-android-tablet-apps-4689101

 

Disabling Remote Access Doesn’t Disable All Remote Access

You can disable Remote Access in Windows, but don't be fooled: that doesn't disable all types of remote access.

https://askleo.com/disabling-remote-access-doesnt-disable-all-remote-access/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhnKsGXgnpdfbL

 

The 6 Best Microcontroller Boards for All Levels

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

 

Automated Magecart campaign infects 962 online stores

https://www.scmagazine.com/web-services-security-e-commerce-security/automated-magecart-campaign-infects-962-online-stores/

 

Flaws in LTE can allow hackers to easily spoof presidential alerts

Achievable through open-source software and commercially available hardware

https://www.techspot.com/news/80633-flaws-lte-can-allow-hackers-easily-spoof-presidential.html

 

[Tip] Add “Remove Suggestion” Option to Address bar in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-add-remove-suggestion-option-to-address-bar-in-google-chrome/

 

U.S. Sees Russia, China, Iran Trying to Influence 2020 Elections

Cybersecurity firm says Iran spearphishing at U.S. banks

 Trump expected to meet Putin, Xi at G-20 later this week

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-24/u-s-sees-russia-china-iran-trying-to-influence-2020-elections

 

New ‘Sex Simulator’ Ransomware Pops Up on Android

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296014-new-sex-simulator-ransomware-pops-up-on-android

 

Apple Watch with next-gen display technology could launch as early as next year

https://bgr.com/2019/07/22/apple-watch-features-microled-display-release/

 

Should You Pay Up If You Get Hit by Ransomware?

https://www.howtogeek.com/434676/should-you-pay-up-if-you-get-hit-by-ransomware/

 

1.5 Billion Gmail Calendar Users are the Target of a Crafty New Phishing Scam

https://blog.knowbe4.com/1.5-billion-gmail-calendar-users-are-the-target-of-a-crafty-new-phishing-scam

 

The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for 2019

Noise cancellation removes unwanted sounds. The best noise-cancelling headphones let you block out the world around you to enjoy your music...or the sweet sound of silence.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/205625/the-best-noise-cancelling-headphones

 

Find malware that antivirus software doesn't

https://www.komando.com/downloads/582242/find-malware-that-antivirus-software-doesnt

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is now testing the new Internet Explorer mode for old websites in the new version of Edge based on Chromium, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

How to Stop Political Texts

Election-related spam texts are annoying no matter how you vote

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-stop-political-texts-4691829

 

What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU?

Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, waiting for something to do.

https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhnKsGXgnpdfbL

 

PicMonkey Offers Powerful Design and Photo Editing Tools for Everyone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/picmonkey-photo-editing/

 

Google Admits Staff Listen to Google Home Recordings

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10585/google-admits-staff-listen-google-home-recordings

 

Scam of the month: How to fight back against robocalls

Don’t get sucked in — or ripped off

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/scam-of-the-month-how-to-fight-back-against-robocalls-2019-08-01?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

[Tip] Allow Extensions in Private or Incognito Windows in Web Browsers

SUMMARY: This tutorial will help you in enabling and using extensions (add-ons) in Private Browsing windows (also known as Incognito or InPrivate mode) in popular web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Microsoft Edge.

https://www.askvg.com/tip-allow-extensions-in-private-or-incognito-windows-in-web-browsers/

 

Welcome to the Next Generation of Corporate Phishing Scams

https://fortune.com/2019/06/19/corporate-phishing-scams/

 

Security firms demonstrate subdomain hijack exploit vs. EA/Origin

Two security firms graphically demonstrate the danger of subdomain hijacking.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/security-firms-demonstrate-subdomain-hijack-exploit-vs-eaorigin/

 

Is your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8’s battery dying too fast? Apple’s Smart Battery Case is discounted today

https://bgr.com/2019/07/22/apple-smart-battery-case-iphone-7-iphone-8-amazon/

 

Why Are Companies Still Storing Passwords In Plain Text?

https://www.howtogeek.com/434930/why-are-companies-still-storing-passwords-in-plain-text/

 

Hacker invades 2 CBS reporters’ lives without writing a single line of code

https://www.winknews.com/2019/06/25/hacker-invades-2-cbs-reporters-lives-without-writing-a-single-line-of-code/

 

Rural vs. Suburban: The Digital Divide Lives On

While things are better than ever for rural Americans embracing technology, the gap between the tech used by country-folk and the city-dwellers remains.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368791/rural-vs-suburban-the-digital-divide-lives-on

 

Best wireless chargers for Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/582224/best-wireless-chargers-for-android

 

Windows 10 brings deeper integration with Amazon Alexa and other assistants

The next version of Windows 10 will include better support for Amazon Alexa and other third-party assistants.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-deeper-integration-alexa/

 

What Is an Emulator?

The tech that lets computers copy each other

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-an-emulator-4687005

 

Can My School Tell I’m Using Tor?

Your school (or whoever provides your internet connection) can see what you're connecting to. Do they? There's no way to know.

https://askleo.com/can-my-school-tell-im-using-tor/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=IhnKsGXgnpdfbL

 

12 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Forgetful People

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/12-apps-help-forgetful-people-remember-things/

 

Shady Lawyers Uploaded Movies, Sued Downloaders

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10586/shady-lawyers-uploaded-movies-sued-downloaders

 

This terrifying AI generates fake articles from any news site

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2019/06/24/this-terrifying-ai-generates-fake-articles-from-any-news-site/

 

OPERATION SOFT CELL: A WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS

https://www.cybereason.com/blog/operation-soft-cell-a-worldwide-campaign-against-telecommunications-providers

 

8 Common Myths About Working from Home, Debunked

https://www.lifesavvy.com/6517/8-common-myths-about-working-from-home-debunked/

 

[Tip] Enable and Use Scroll to Text in URL Fragment in Google Chrome

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-and-use-scroll-to-text-in-url-fragment-in-google-chrome/

 

Apple will reportedly release a new iPad this year with a totally new screen size

https://bgr.com/2019/08/01/ipad-2019-release-10-2-inch-display/

 

How to Work with Trendlines in Microsoft Excel Charts

https://www.howtogeek.com/429126/how-to-work-with-trendlines-in-microsoft-excel-charts/

 

Fraudulent internet sites can remain anonymous due to privacy laws

Online hucksters a growing concern: analysts, government

https://www.kamloopsmatters.com/local-news/fraudulent-internet-sites-can-remain-anonymous-due-to-privacy-laws-1515189

 

Is That Your Fingerprint or a Fake? This AI Can Tell

These days, downloading a CTO's headshot to create a 3D replica and break into a secret lab is not just the stuff of espionage movies—it could happen. But a USC researcher is working on AI that will protect your biometric security.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/367496/is-that-your-fingerprint-or-a-fake-this-ai-can-tell

 

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

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Turn Your Samsung Galaxy into a Desktop PC, with the Plugable Cube USB-C Docking Station

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teyGEq6qUPY&t=4s

 

13 Bargain Websites That Are Cheaper Than eBay

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/13-bargain-websites-that-are-cheaper-than-ebay/

 

Scientists used phone accelerometer data to predict personality traits

How, when and where you use your phone reveals a lot about you.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/24/study-phone-accelerometers-reveal-personality-traits/

 

Capital One's data breach and how criminals could use the stolen data

https://www.cnet.com/videos/capital-ones-data-breach-and-how-hackers-could-use-the-stolen-data/

 

Reolink E1 Pro review: This indoor home security cam delivers a great picture at great price

This 4MP Super HD pan-and-tilt smart home security camera offers amazing image quality and premium features for much less than $100.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3406321/reolink-e1-pro-review.html?utm_date=20190802040636

 

Three common cybersecurity scenarios and tips for preventing them

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/three-common-cybersecurity-scenarios-and-tips-for-preventing-them/

 

DEEPFAKES Accountability Act would impose unenforceable rules — but it’s a start

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/13/deepfakes-accountability-act-would-impose-unenforceable-rules-but-its-a-start/

 

Hackers are stealing personal medical data to impersonate your doctor

https://thenextweb.com/security/2019/06/11/hackers-are-stealing-personal-medical-data-to-impersonate-your-doctor/

 

Momo, Slender Man, 72 Hours, and the Stories Behind Other Internet Panics

https://www.maketecheasier.com/stories-behind-internet-panics/

 

Protip: No, the CIA will not call off a pedophilia probe into your life in exchange for Bitcoin

Kaspersky warns of fake 'dirty agent' scam circulating

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/10/kaspersky_cia_sextortion/

 

New Router Exploit Auto-redirects to Rogue Sites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10587/new-router-exploit-auto-redirects-rogue-sites

 

WINDOWS 10 GETS NEW START MENU WITHOUT LIVE TILES — THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS LIKE

Leaked version of Windows 10 reveals new Start menu that ditches Live Tiles in favor of traditional icons.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-new-start-menu-without-live-tiles/

 

5 Apps You Need to Go Paperless

No one should be using paper any more, but giving it up can be harder than you expect. Productivity expert Jill Duffy lists five apps and tools that will help you give up paper for good and explains how to integrate them into your organized life.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/348963/5-tools-you-need-to-finally-go-paperless

 

This Facebook military scam is spreading

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584534/new-facebook-military-scam-is-spreading

 

Should You Use a Fingerprint or a PIN to Lock Your Phone?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/protect-phone-fingerprint-pin/

 

Embryo-inspired bandages close wounds better than Band-Aids

The creators were inspired by the skin of embryos that can heal itself by drawing a wound's edges together.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/24/embryo-inspired-bandages/

 

5G's not just for phones - Cars, robots, even doctors have big change ahead (The Daily Charge, 7/30/2019)

https://www.cnet.com/videos/5gs-not-just-for-phones-cars-robots-even-doctors-have-big-change-ahead-the-daily-charge-7302019/

 

How to get a single channel guide for both over-the-air and streaming TV

It's possible to combine over-the-air and streaming video sources into one menu, but only with the right hardware and software.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3412067/how-to-get-a-single-channel-guide-for-both-over-the-air-and-streaming-tv.html?utm_date=20190802040709

 

Marriott hit with $124 million fine for 2018 data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/marriott-hit-with-124-million-fine-for-2018-data-breach/

 

AWS’ new text-to-speech engine sounds like a newscaster

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/30/aws-new-text-to-speech-engine-sounds-like-a-newscaster/?yptr=yahoo

 

This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies

A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywyxex/deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fake-video-policy

 

How to Increase the Maximum Volume in Windows 10

https://www.maketecheasier.com/increase-maximum-volume-windows/

 

voicemail phishing scam involving compromised OneDrive for business site

https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/voicemail-phishing-scam-involving-compromised-onedrive-for-business-site/

 

Google's Updated Incognito Mode May Break Paywalls

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10589/googles-updated-incognito-mode-may-break-paywalls

 

How to fix any Wi-Fi issue on Windows 10

Use the new "Network Reset" feature to fix internet issues, including slow Wi-Fi connectivity, on your Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and any other Windows 10 device with one click.

https://pureinfotech.com/network-reset-fix-wifi-windows-10/

 

Here's All the AMD X570 Motherboards We Saw at Computex 2019 (and It's a Lot)

For the first time, an AMD chipset—the X570—is bringing some future-crucial functionality to the PC before any other. Here’s a look at the first boards for the third-gen Ryzen platform from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Asrock, and others.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368729/here-s-all-the-amd-x570-motherboards-we-saw-at-computex-2019

 

One trick to stop people from stealing your online photos

https://www.komando.com/tips/460135/protect-your-online-images-watermark

 

10 Awesome Free Screensavers for Windows

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/12-awesome-free-screensavers-windows-bridge-idle-times/

 

Vizio begins updating its TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Even models dating back to 2016.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/31/vizio-homekit-airplay-2-update/?yptr=yahoo

 

Wyze Plug is the cheapest smart plug yet

The makers of Wyze Cam announce a new smart plug.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wyze-plug-is-the-cheapest-smart-plug-yet/

 

Nanoleaf’s Canvas smart light squares are poised to take charge of all your HomeKit devices

Just tap a Canvas square to turn on your lights or brew a cup of joe.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3428678/nanoleaf-canvas-smart-lights-control-homekit-devices.html?utm_date=20190802040731

 

Here Are A Few Things Capital One Customers Should Do Following The Data Breach

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/few-things-capital-one-customers-142510963.html

 

Apple, Microsoft and Google to test new standard for patient access to digital health data

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/30/apple-microsoft-and-google-to-test-new-standard-for-patient-access-to-digital-health-data/?yptr=yahoo

 

[TechTalk] Alarming Tool Creates Deep Fakes That Can Now Be Edited With A Text Editor

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/t/techtalk-alarming-tool-creates-deep-fakes-that-can-now-be-edited-with-a-text-editor/4365

 

Smartphone Activity Being Used to Predict People’s Personalities

https://www.maketecheasier.com/smartphone-activity-predict-peoples-personalities/

 

Ransomware Halts Production For Days At Major Airplane Parts Manufacturer

https://blog.knowbe4.com/ransomware-halts-production-for-days-at-major-airplane-parts-manufacturer

 

Sony says PS4 and PS5 prices could go up if US continues China tariffs

https://bgr.com/2019/07/30/ps5-release-date-price-increase-us-tariff-china/

 

How to fix ‘Unidentified Network’ error on Windows 10

If you can't connect online, use this guide to reset your network adapter on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-unidentified-network-error-windows-10/

 

T-Mobile Leads on Customer Satisfaction, Sprint Comes in Last

The self-proclaimed 'un-carrier' earned a customer satisfaction score of 76 out of 100. Sprint, which is seeking to merge with T-Mobile, scored only 65, the lowest of the Big Four carriers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368733/t-mobile-leads-on-customer-satisfaction-sprint-comes-in-las

 

Analyze your Wi-Fi, locate hidden networks

https://www.komando.com/apps/582191/analyze-your-wi-fi-locate-hidden-networks

 

Why You Should Never Watch Movies on Your Smartphone

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/never-watch-movies-on-smartphone/

 

Samsung teases dates for a new Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Watch

You'll see news as soon as July 31st.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/30/samsung-teases-dates-for-galaxy-tab-s6-and-galaxy-watch-active-2/?yptr=yahoo

 

AT&T rebrands DirecTV Now to AT&T TV Now, still plans to launch AT&T TV

AT&T is rebranding its streaming services... and making them even more confusing.

https://www.cnet.com/news/at-t-rebrands-directv-now-to-at-t-tv-now-still-plans-to-launch-at-t-tv/

 

You just bought a new Amazon Echo device? Do these 6 things first

Fix these settings before you start chatting Alexa up.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3410047/6-first-things-to-do-with-your-amazon-echo.html?utm_date=20190802040743

 

Explainer: What do you do after a data breach?

https://news.yahoo.com/explainer-data-breach-153803826.html

 

PSA: CYBER ACTORS EXPLOIT 'SECURE' WEBSITES IN PHISHING CAMPAIGNS

https://www.ic3.gov/media/2019/190610.aspx

 

Apple’s path to success beyond the iPhone is becoming clear

https://qz.com/1679705/what-follows-the-iphone-apple-accessories-might-hold-the-answer/?yptr=yahoo

 

Four Tools to Find Out Which Streaming Platforms You Should Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/tools-find-which-streaming-platforms-use/

 

Canadian City Loses $500,000 to Phishing Attack

https://www.securityweek.com/canadian-city-loses-500000-phishing-attack

 

The newest version of the camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere is down to $29 today

https://bgr.com/2019/07/31/wireless-borescope-camera-for-iphone-android-amazon-sale/

 

How to uninstall apps on Windows 10

The Settings app makes it dead simple to uninstall apps on Windows 10, and here’s how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-apps-windows-10/

 

How to Send Large Files Over the Internet

Trying to figure out how to transfer large files online? Gmail has a 25MB limit, but don't worry; there are plenty of ways to send large files over the internet, like Mozilla's new Firefox Send.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/343582/how-to-send-large-files

 

'Hey Siri,' stop listening! Apple says contractors can't hear you anymore

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584237/siri-is-recording-millions-of-private-conversations-while-contractors-listen

 

6 Dark Web Myths Debunked: The Truths Behind Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dark-web-myths-debunked/

 

Braumm P11 WiFi Smart Plug review: This generic smart-home product gets the job done

A bare bones smart plug, priced accordingly.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3412065/braumm-p11-wifi-smart-plug-review.html?utm_date=20190802040902

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Huawei’s Smartphone Shipments Rose, Apple’s Fell

https://marketrealist.com/2019/07/huaweis-smartphone-shipments-rose-apples-fell/?yptr=yahoo

 

5 best ways to make sure your credit data hasn't been breached

If the Capital One and Equifax hacks have your worried, here are tools to use to monitor your credit data.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-best-ways-to-make-sure-your-credit-data-hasnt-been-breached/

 

How to create multiple profiles on Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge Chromium includes the ability to create multiple profiles, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/create-multiple-profiles-edge-chromium/

 

Sony developing wearable 'air conditioner' to keep cool

https://news.yahoo.com/sony-developing-wearable-air-conditioner-101855965.html

 

Optimize Your PC for Gaming With These 4 Vital Tweaks

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/optimize-computer-gaming/

 

Russia Effort in 2016 US Election Was 'Vast,' 'Professional'

https://www.securityweek.com/russia-effort-2016-us-election-was-vast-professional

 

Fake Cryptocurrency Trading Site Pushes Crypto Stealing Malware

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-cryptocurrency-trading-site-pushes-crypto-stealing-malware/

 

Hollywood lie: Bank hacks take months, not seconds

A modern bank cyber-heist is methodically planned and usually takes months.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hollywood-lie-bank-hacks-take-months-not-seconds/

 

How to Open and Edit Remote Files from Google Drive in LibreOffice

https://www.maketecheasier.com/edit-remote-files-from-google-drive-libreoffice/

 

‘I was a Macedonian fake news writer’

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190528-i-was-a-macedonian-fake-news-writer

 

Amazon is blowing out unlocked iPhone 7 refurbs for only $205 right now

https://bgr.com/2019/07/30/iphone-sale-on-amazon-unlocked-iphone-7/

 

The best streaming services for cord-cutters on a budget

There are plenty of live and on-demand options for watching shows, movies and sports.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/best-streaming-services-cord-cutters-on-a-budget/

 

9 Voice-Recorder Apps That Won't Miss a Second

Why carry a separate voice recorder when you have a number of options in the palm of your hand? From basic to full-featured, these apps are sound choices.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/346474/9-voice-recorder-apps-that-won-t-miss-a-second

 

Update your iPhone to fix these major iOS security flaws

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584903/update-your-iphone-to-fix-these-major-security-flaws

 

What is AT&T TV? Here's what we know now

AT&T has another new streaming service coming. Here is what we know about it right now.

https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-at-t-tv-here-is-what-we-know-now/

 

How to clear cache and cookies on Edge Chromium

Websites aren't loading correctly or you can't sign-in to online services? Try clearing the cache data and cookies on Microsoft Edge based on Chromium.

https://pureinfotech.com/clear-cache-cookies-edge-chromium/

 

How to block or unblock someone on Instagram, using either the mobile app or desktop website

https://news.yahoo.com/block-unblock-someone-instagram-using-155800282.html

 

How to Pick the Right Components for Building Your Next PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/select-right-pc-components/

 

Inside the Operations of a West African Cybercrime Group

An Inside Look at the Evolution of a West African Cybercriminal Startup Turned BEC Enterprise

https://www.securityweek.com/inside-operations-west-african-cybercrime-group

 

New Phishing Scam Asks You to Manage Your Undelivered Email

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-phishing-scam-asks-you-to-manage-your-undelivered-email/

 

Warnings of world-wide worm attacks are the real deal, new exploit shows

Latest Metasploit module is being kept private, but time is running out.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/new-bluekeep-exploit-shows-the-wormable-danger-is-very-very-real/

 

How Malware Developers Target Illegal Streaming

https://www.maketecheasier.com/malware-developers-target-illegal-streaming/

 

New adware "BeiTaAd" found hidden within popular applications in app store

https://blog.lookout.com/beitaplugin-adware

 

Turn any TV into a powerful Windows 10 PC with this gadget that’s barely bigger than a thumb drive

https://bgr.com/2019/07/30/intel-compute-stick-alternative-on-amazon/

 

House passes bipartisan bill to stop illegal robocalls

It will require carriers to authenticate all calls.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/house-passes-bipartisan-bill-stop-illegal-robocalls/

 

T-Mobile's Pre-Launch 5G Network Results Are Encouraging

T-Mobile's 5G network hasn't launched in New York yet, but we duplicated a trick we found on Twitter and got some more details.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368728/t-mobiles-pre-launch-5g-network-results-are-encouraging

 

Customize your iPhone with these 10 awesome tweaks

https://www.komando.com/tips/581156/10-ways-to-customize-your-iphone

 

WhatsApp Pay is coming this year

But only in India for now.  (everyone wants to get in on the act)

https://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-pay-is-coming-this-year-report-says/

 

How to disable Windows Hello PIN sign-in option on Windows 10

If you rather sign in with a password, then use this guide to remove your current PIN from your Windows 10 account.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-pin-signin-windows-10/

 

You Can Finally Order the New Nintendo Switch Lite — and It’s $100 Cheaper Than the Original

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/finally-order-nintendo-switch-lite-172404103.html

 

8 Nifty Apps to Identify Anything Using Your Phone’s Camera

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-smartphone-identify-anything-camfind/

 

Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

Hackers Likely Associated With Vietnamese Government Are Attacking Foreign Economic Competitors and Governments Alike

https://www.securityweek.com/vietnam-cyber-threat-government-linked-hackers-ramping-attacks

 

Mozilla’s latest Firefox releases fix 21 bugs

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/mozillas-latest-firefox-releases-fix-21-bugs/

 

42 Percent of Email Phishing Attacks are Polymorphic, New IRONSCALES Research Concludes

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Analysis spotlights the frequency at which attackers can manipulate a message’s artifacts to bypass email security tools, protocols & signature detection; causing havoc for SOC & security teams to quickly respond.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/42_percent_of_email_phishing_attacks_are_polymorphic_new_ironscales_research_concludes/prweb16349770.htm

 

Apple Adds Privacy with “Sign in with Apple,” But Will Users Trust It?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/apple-privacy-sign-in-with-apple/

 

Researchers fight ransomware attacks by leveraging properties of flash-based storage

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/05/31/researchers-fight-ransomware/

 

A bizarre leak might’ve just given us our first look at an actual iPhone 11R

https://bgr.com/2019/07/31/iphone-11r-vs-galaxy-note-10-leaked-photos-may-show-both-devices/

 

Microsoft leak suggests hideous Windows Start menu could be coming

The Windows 10 internal build swaps live tiles for app icons.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/24/microsoft-leak-redesigned-windows-start-menu/

 

Facebook's AI Is Good at Detecting Spam but Struggles With Hate Speech and Harassment

Facebook's content-moderation algorithms detected 99 percent of spam before users reported it but caught only 65 percent of hate speech and 14 percent of harassment, according to the company's latest Community Standards Enforcement Report.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368705/facebooks-ai-is-good-at-detecting-spam-but-struggles-with-h

 

Watch out for scammers 'Nextdoor' and other places you don't expect

https://www.komando.com/tips/584117/watch-out-for-scammers-nextdoor-and-other-places-you-dont-expect

 

Chinese national gets prison time for smuggling fake Apple products into the US

A worldwide investigation found he helped smuggle and traffic 40,000 fake Apple products from China into the US.

https://www.cnet.com/news/counterfeit-apple-products-land-chinese-national-3-year-prison-sentence/

 

HOW TO INSTALL CHROME EXTENSIONS ON CHROMIUM EDGE

Yes, you can install Chrome Web Store extensions on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-chrome-extension-chromium-edge/

 

This Acer Chromebook is on sale for less than $150 at Walmart — save 25%

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/acer-chromebook-sale-less-150-151533430.html

 

The 10 Best Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-10-free-genealogy-websites-to-find-ancestors/

 

Ransomware isn’t just a big city problem

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/ransomware/2019/05/ransomware-isnt-just-a-big-city-problem/

 

U.S. mayors resolve to no longer pay ransomware attackers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/u-s-mayors-resolve-to-no-longer-pay-ransomware-attackers/

 

A Small Business With No Working Website, Felled by a Cyberattack

Fraudsters ran stolen bank cards through the firm’s payment system, leading to $27,000 in reversal charges; ‘I can’t bear to look at the costs’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-small-business-with-no-working-website-felled-by-a-cyberattack-11559490543

 

How to Make Your Android Look Like an iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/make-android-look-like-iphone/

 

Too Many Businesses Taking The Impersonation Phishing Attack Bait

https://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/main-news/too-many-businesses-taking-impersonation-phishing-attack-bait/

 

This wireless portable printer instantly prints photos from your iPhone or Android

https://bgr.com/2019/07/31/portable-photo-printer-iphone-android-kodak/

 

Google brings its hearing assistance app to older Android phones (updated)

Sound Amplifier can help overcome hearing loss.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/24/google-sound-amplifier-older-android-phones/

 

The Best Budget Laptops for 2019

Today's low-cost laptops can handle everyday computing (and often more) with aplomb. All of our cheap laptop picks ring up for less than $600, with many below $400. Here's how to achieve the perfect balance of price and features.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/256052/the-best-budget-laptops

 

Check out this triple screen smartphone wonder

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584678/check-out-this-triple-screen-smartphone-wonder

 

Fake tech-support scams on Twitter could cost you, study warns

Double-check for the blue check before you trust that tech.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fake-tech-support-scams-on-twitter-could-cost-you-study-warns/

 

How to Enable Quick Removal of USB Drives on Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/enable-usb-drives-quick-removal-windows/

 

Beginners Guide To Astrophotography – A Quick & Easy Tutorial Of How To Take DSLR Astro Photography

https://nightskypix.com/beginners-guide-to-astrophotography/

 

This math equation is dividing the internet, and no one can agree on an answer (Start reading this and see what answer you get.  Then look at the two follow videos and come back to this article.)

https://news.yahoo.com/math-equation-dividing-internet-no-174709211.html

 

What is 6÷2(1+2) = ? The Correct Answer Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URcUvFIUIhQ&t=322s

 

What Is 8÷2(2+2) = ? The Correct Answer Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaitsBUyiNQ&t=346s

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‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Prosthesis Allows Amputee to Feel Again

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295794-luke-skywalker-robotic-prosthesis-allows-amputee-to-feel-again

 

Amazon asks police to advertise Ring cameras as part of partnerships

It's positioning Ring as a potential law enforcement tool.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/amazon-ring-police-partnerships/

 

Learn Calculus With These Four Online Courses

https://lifehacker.com/learn-calculus-with-these-four-online-courses-1836377912

 

Apple aims for iPhone 11 rebound even as current iPhone sales dip

The company's rosier outlook is largely prompted by wearables and a raft of new services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-projects-higher-than-expected-sales-in-first-quarter-with-new-iphone/

 

What to Do When Your Xbox One Controller Won't Connect

https://www.lifewire.com/xbox-one-controller-troubleshooting-4156680

 

Microsoft Patch Alert: Welcome to the Upside Down

In July’s patches, Win7 basks in telemetry, the Win10 1903 RST upgrade block casts an unintentionally wide net, and we see problems with Visual Studio. Also: yet another fervent call to block the BlueKeep hole.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3216425/microsoft-patch-alert-welcome-to-the-upside-down.html

 

How to Refresh and Hard Refresh your web page in a browser

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/refresh-and-hard-refresh-web-page-browser

 

We loved the blazingly fast 2TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, and now it's cheaper than ever

Grab the 2TB SanDisk Extreme Portable at its all-time low at Amazon.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3410580/we-loved-the-blazingly-fast-2tb-sandisk-extreme-portable-ssd-and-now-its-cheaper-than-ever.html

 

How to add a PIN to make your account more secure on Windows 10

Use a PIN and say goodbye having to type long and complex password to sign in to Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-pin-signin-windows-10/

 

Agent Smith Android malware infiltrates 25 million devices

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/a-new-variant-of-mobile-malware-dubbed-agent-smith-has-already-infected-25-million-devices-15-million-of-which-are-in-india/

 

Plugable USB-C Cube Dock Turns Your Samsung Galaxy Into a Desktop PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/plugable-cube-review/

 

Adblock Plus for Chrome

With this simple and intuitive Google chrome extension, you can easily block out pesky advertising material when browsing the web

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

 

2captcha – Bypass Captchas With the Power of Real People

https://www.maketecheasier.com/2captcha-captchas-solver/

 

First Look: Dell's 2019 Inspiron All-in-One PCs Are Designed Like TVs

Dell's new Inspiron AIO desktops, the Inspiron 24 5000 and Inspiron 27 7000, aim to become a seamless part of your living space.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368518/first-look-dell-s-2019-inspiron-all-in-one-pcs-are-designed

 

Hacker breaches major bank, exposing data of over 100 million people

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584546/hacker-breaches-major-bank-exposing-data-of-over-100-million-people

 

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $250 on a Vizio Soundbar with Dolby Atmos

Other picks include the Apple Watch Series 4 and Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth headphones.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/wirecutters-best-deals-vizio-dolby-atmos-soundbar-sale/

 

The 19 Most Important Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

https://lifehacker.com/the-19-most-important-gmail-keyboard-shortcuts-1836311313

 

Why 5G for smartphones is just the start

Crazy-fast phone speeds are great, but 5G could radically change the way you drive, shop or visit the doctor. We break down how 5G might impact your life.

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-5g-for-smartphones-is-just-the-start/

 

How to Turn off Notifications on Android

Stop notifications when you need a break

https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-notifications-android-4590190

 

How Chrome OS Virtual Desks could change the way you work

A new feature coming to Chromebooks has tons of productivity potential — but it's up to you to put it to use.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3410602/chrome-os-virtual-desks.html

 

Make Windows 10 automatically backup Registry to RegBack folder

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-windows-10-automatically-backup-registry

 

Speed up your PC with a massive 960GB Crucial BX500 SSD for just $85

That's well under 10 cents per gig.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3410298/speed-up-your-pc-with-a-massive-960gb-crucial-bx500-ssd-for-just-85.html

 

How to enable IE Mode on Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft is now testing the new Internet Explorer mode for old websites in the new version of Edge based on Chromium, and here's how to enable and use the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-ie-mode-microsoft-edge-chromium/

 

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the financial services industry

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/cybercriminals-are-increasingly-targeting-the-financial-services-industry/

 

The Best Antivirus Software for Windows 10

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

 

WinFuture xp-Iso-Builder

Extend your Windows CD with many useful functions

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-Disk/xp-Iso-Builder.shtml

 

How to Verify Authenticity of Linux Software with Digital Signatures

https://www.maketecheasier.com/verify-authenticity-linux-software-digital-signatures/

 

Intel Gives Its Optane Memory Cache Drives a PCI Express Boost

The update to Optane Memory M10, the M15 has two extra PCIe lanes, faster read and write speeds, and quicker startup times. Expect it between July and September, in three sizes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368678/intel-gives-its-optane-memory-cache-drives-a-pci-express-boo

 

Privacy settings you need to use for Facebook

https://www.komando.com/tips/582128/privacy-settings-you-need-to-use-for-facebook

 

Firefox Reality VR web browser arrives on Oculus Quest headsets

Surf the web without any wires.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/firefox-reality-available-on-oculus-quest/

 

Why You Should Wait to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-wait-to-buy-the-samsung-galaxy-fold-1836727525

 

A Facebook mind-reading device wants you to type with your brain

Don't expect this vision to become reality anytime soon, though.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-facebook-mind-reading-device-wants-you-to-type-with-your-brain/

 

How to Tag Files in Windows 10

Add tags to files to make finding them easier in Windows 10

https://www.lifewire.com/tag-files-in-windows-4587240

 

Here comes the next silly smartphone design shift

Just when you thought you were safe from form-over-function design trends...

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3411932/silly-smartphone-design-shift.html

 

What is PortableBaseLayer Partition in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-portablebaselayer-partition-in-windows-10

 

5 Windows display tricks to help you focus

Automate dark mode, cut down on blue light, dim secondary displays and more with these tips.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3408776/5-windows-display-tricks-to-help-you-focus.html

 

How to install a website as an app on Edge Chromium

It's possible to install websites as apps on your device using the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, and here's how you can do this.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-website-app-edge-chromium/

 

Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

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

 

The 10 Best Free Mobile Games With NO Ads or In-App Purchases

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-mobile-games-no-ads/

 

Jihosoft ISO Maker

Extract images or create ISO backups with the important files and folders on your local drives using this simple and straightforward app

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Rip-Other-Tools/Jihosoft-ISO-Maker-Free.shtml

 

How to Factory Reset Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/factory-reset-iphone/

 

Asus ZenScreen Touch Is a Second Display for Laptops, Smartphones

The ZenScreen Touch portable monitor not only looks good, it also connects to pretty much any laptop or Android phone and features its own speakers and battery.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368606/asus-zenscreen-touch-is-a-second-display-for-laptops-smartp

 

Hackers sharing clever new ransomware tools

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584324/hackers-new-ransomware-tool-is-very-clever

 

Google brings AMP-powered search to Google Images

Its new Swipe to Visit feature lets you preview sites in Google Images.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/google-image-amp-powered-mobile-search/

 

How to Clean Up and Archive Your Twitter Account

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-clean-up-and-archive-your-twitter-account-1836530498

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wants to make Mac Pro in the US

That's why Apple asked for tariff exclusion on parts.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-says-he-wants-to-make-mac-pro-in-the-us/

 

Windows 10 Home vs. Pro

Is the upgrade worth it for you?

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-home-vs-pro-4177144

 

Apple’s shock Siri surveillance demands a swift response

Revelation that contractors listen to Siri recordings is a bad look for Apple. Here are some steps the company should do to remedy the situation.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3412061/apple-s-shock-siri-surveillance-demands-a-swift-response.html

 

Delete junk temporary files & de-clutter Google Drive storage with GiveMeSomeSpace

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/delete-junk-temporary-files-de-clutter-google-drive-storage-with-givemesomespace

 

AMD has a loaner program for third-gen Ryzen PCs that won't boot

If you're switching from Intel's Core platform to AMD's Ryzen, you may run into this problem.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3409053/amd-has-a-loaner-program-for-third-gen-ryzen-pcs-that-wont-boot.html

 

How to create multiple profiles on Google Chrome

You can create multiple profiles on Google Chrome to keep things seperate, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/add-new-user-profiles-google-chrome/

 

How to Add or Remove "Maximum processor frequency" from Power Options in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95580-add-remove-maximum-processor-frequency-windows-10-power-options.html

 

How to Test Your Wi-Fi Speed (And 7 Mistakes You Should Avoid)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-speed-test-mistakes/

 

ISO2Disc

Burn ISO images to CD, DVD or USB drives, as well as create Windows installation or installed drives using this intuitive app with support for MBR and GPT

https://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Images-Utils/ISO2Disc.shtml

 

5 of the Best Alternatives for Windows Movie Maker

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-windows-movie-maker-alternatives/

 

A New Approach to Modular PC Parts: Hands On With Intel's NUC Compute Element

Swap in a processor and memory on a card? Down the road, this new modular architecture by Intel could make it that easy for laptop OEMs and IT folks.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368658/a-new-approach-to-modular-pc-parts-hands-on-with-intels-nu

 

These phone chargers are causing burns and fires

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584270/these-phone-chargers-are-causing-burns-and-fires

 

It's time to take Google's Pixel phones more seriously

The company's software muscle gives its cheaper handsets an edge.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/google-pixel-3a-sales-doubled-important/

 

Intel Is Finally Shipping Ice Lake in Volume

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295815-intel-is-finally-shipping-ice-lake-in-volume

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Email persists as a major avenue for cyberattacks in 2019

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/email-persists-as-a-major-avenue-for-cyberattacks-in-2019/

 

Internet Statistics & Trends in 2019

The internet is maturing, now 30 years young - the whole world is jumping on board. What will this mean for the Internet in 2019 and beyond?

https://www.vpngeeks.com/internet-statistics/

 

How to Get a VPN

Everything you need to know to get started with a VPN service

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-get-a-vpn-4688906

 

How to fix OneDrive preventing apps from registering Print Screen key on Windows 10

OneDrive is probably getting in the way to register the Print Screen key on another app, and here's how to get around this issue on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/fix-onedrive-preventing-apps-registering-print-screen-key-windows-10/

 

BenQ ScreenBar Lite review: A portable light for your laptop

The cable and the price may make you pause.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3410299/benq-screenbar-lite-review.html

 

How Do I Scan Old Film Negatives?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-i-scan-old-film-negatives-1836490576

 

The boot configuration data store could not be opened

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-boot-configuration-data-store-could-not-be-opened

 

100% CPU Usage in Windows 10? Here’s How to Fix it

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-100-cpu-usage/

 

10 Unique Creative Projects to Reuse Your Old PC

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/creative-projects-reuse-old-pc/

 

AMD, Nvidia High-End GPUs Are Much Better Deals Now Than 6 Months Ago

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/295829-amd-nvidia-high-end-gpus-are-much-better-deals-now-than-6-months-ago

 

Cloudflare 'CPU Spike' Glitches 16M Sites

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10580/cloudflare-cpu-spike-glitches-16m-sites

 

You just got a suspicious email – what do you do right now?

https://blog.avast.com/what-to-do-when-you-get-a-suspicious-email

 

How to Automatically Restart Your Device After Installing Windows Updates

Installing Windows updates is an essential thing for each and every one of us on Windows, as they include not only further refinements for the operating system, but also critical security fixes that can protect our data against cyberattacks.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-automatically-restart-your-device-after-installing-windows-updates-526866.shtml

 

Capital One data breach involves 100 million credit card applications

Data stolen also included 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/capital-one-data-breach-involves-100-million-credit-card-applications/

 

Google will give 100,000 Home Minis to people with paralysis

The company has teamed up with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for the program.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/google-home-minis-people-with-paralysis/

 

Watch out for this message promising free internet data - It's a scam

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584240/watch-out-for-this-message-promising-free-internet-data-its-a-scam-alert

 

Easy Fixes for Common TV Problems

If your television suffers from a distorted picture, weird colors, or the dreaded "soap opera effect," these simple fixes can help improve your picture.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/357416/easy-fixes-for-common-tv-problems

 

How to Set Up And Use VPN on PS4

Protect your privacy and access location based content with your PS4

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-get-vpn-on-ps4-4692736

 

How to disable Timeline on Windows 10

Windows 10's Timeline helps you to get to activities you were working in the past, but if the feature isn't for you, it's possible to disable it.

https://pureinfotech.com/disable-timeline-windows-10/

 

10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Streaming. Gaming. Networking. Even printing! The Raspberry Pi is far more than a toy.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3043022/10-surprisingly-practical-raspberry-pi-projects-anybody-can-do.html

 

Speed Up Your Internet by Limiting Bandwidth-Hungry Apps

https://lifehacker.com/speed-up-your-internet-by-limiting-bandwidth-hungry-app-1836308469

 

How to enable or allow Extensions in Incognito Mode on Google Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-extensions-in-incognito-mode-on-google-chrome

 

How to Use Do Not Disturb on Your Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-do-not-disturb-mac/

 

How to Run Mac Apps on Windows 10

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

 

VR vs. AR vs. MR: What Is Each One Good for?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/292187-explaining-vr-ar-mr-and-what-each-is-good-for

 

What’s New in Chrome 76, Arriving July 30th

https://www.howtogeek.com/434592/what%e2%80%99s-new-in-chrome-76-arriving-july-30th/

 

Chinese Giant Ditches Android OS

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10583/chinese-giant-ditches-android-os

 

Google pulls stalker apps identified by Avast

https://blog.avast.com/avast-identifies-stalker-apps

 

Microsoft Reveals Another Bug Fix in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4505903

The most recent cumulative update for Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or version 1903, also includes a fix for a DPC latency spike issue, according to Microsoft itself.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-reveals-another-bug-fix-in-windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4505903-526862.shtml

 

Georgia police hit with ransomware infection

Laptops across state patrol, capitol police and the vehicle inspection division went offline Friday.

https://www.cnet.com/news/georgia-police-hit-with-ransomware-infection/

 

eBay will offer sellers a complete storage and shipping service

The company chief says eBay is aiming to offer free two-day deliveries.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/ebay-warehousing-shipping-service/

 

Best app for getting around town

https://www.komando.com/apps/582119/best-app-for-getting-around-town

 

1 Million Windows Systems Remain Vulnerable to 'Wormable' Flaw

The good news is that Windows 10 and 8 are protected from the flaw, and the vulnerability only works on machines with Remote Desktop Service turned on.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368630/1-million-windows-systems-remain-vulnerable-to-wormable-fl

 

How to Set Up a VPN on Mac

Getting started is easier than you may think

https://www.lifewire.com/setup-vpn-mac-4582251

 

How to set accent color based on background on Windows 10

Do you want to match the desktop background color with the system accent color? Here's how on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-accent-color-background-windows-10/

 

This $110 1TB Sabrent SSD offers NVMe speed without compromising capacity

The 1TB Sabrent Rocket (PCIe 3.0) is $110 on Amazon.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3411558/this-110-1tb-sabrent-ssd-offers-nvme-speed-without-compromising-capacity.html

 

Don't Answer Unsolicited Calls from Apple

https://lifehacker.com/dont-answer-unsolicited-calls-from-apple-1836382309

 

How to create custom configuration environment for Windows Sandbox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-custom-configuration-environments-for-windows-sandbox

 

How to Manage Your Facebook Privacy and Security

https://www.maketecheasier.com/revisiting-facebook-privacy-settings/

 

How to Organize Your Password Manager in 7 Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/organize-password-manager/

 

Elementary, my dear: How to revive an old PC with elementary OS

Breathe new life into tired computers by installing elementary OS, a Linux distro that feels like macOS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3409799/elementary-my-dear-how-to-revive-an-old-pc-with-elementary-os.html

 

Dire straights: Glamoriser smart hair straighteners susceptible to hacking, warn researchers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/iot/dire-straights-glamoriser-smart-hair-straighteners-susceptible-to-hacking-warn-researchers/

 

Cord-cutters beware: Amazon's TV antenna listings are rife with dubious claims

Shoppers shouldn't take all the marketing promises vendors make at face value.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3409624/amazons-tv-antenna-listings-are-rife-with-dubius-claims.html?utm_date=20190730021339

 

ISO Workshop

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

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

 

The Galaxy Fold was ruined by rumor culture and it’s your fault

Commentary: The original launch of the Fold was delayed because of issues with the folding screen. But it's not entirely Samsung's fault.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-galaxy-fold-was-ruined-by-rumor-culture-and-its-your-fault/

 

Australian antitrust body wants to closely monitor Google, Facebook

It's one of the Australian antitrust watchdog's proposals after investigating the tech giants.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/australia-antitrust-body-facebook-google/

 

Act fast or you could lose digital copies of your movies and TV shows

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/584234/act-fast-or-you-could-lose-digital-copies-of-your-movies-and-tv-shows

 

Facebook's Banned-Accounts Number Rivals That of Its Entire User Base

The social media company removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in Q1 2019, while reporting 2.38 billion monthly active users. Facebook's battle with malicious actors is only escalating.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368690/facebooks-banned-accounts-number-rivals-that-of-its-entire

 

How to Set Up an iPhone VPN

Get privacy and data encryption on your smartphone too

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-vpn-on-iphone-4570831

 

How to enable hidden immersive search on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a hidden floating search experience, and you can try it out with these steps.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-immersive-search-windows-10/

 

The best graphics cards for PC gaming

We'll help you find the best graphics card to fit your needs.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html

 

How to Back up Your Personal Data on iOS and Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-back-up-your-personal-data-on-ios-and-android-1836318995

 

How to change Screensaver timeout settings in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-screensaver-timeout-settings-in-windows-10

 

DHS: Foreign Governments May Be Spying on You Through Your VPN

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dhs-foreign-governments-spying-vpn/

 

6 Windows Apps That Automatically Organize Files for You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/automatically-organize-files-windows/

 

The push to Win10 version 1903 takes in more 1809 machines, yields few complaints

Those of you running Windows 10 version 1809 with the branch readiness level at Semi-Annual Channel are now part of the countdown to 1903 hegemony. The old Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) no longer exists, but there are few gripes. Is Microsoft 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3411416/the-push-to-win10-version-1903-takes-in-more-1809-machines-yields-few-complaints.html

 

How to Take Control of Your Mac’s Menu Bar with Bartender

https://www.howtogeek.com/428298/how-to-take-control-of-your-macs-menu-bar-with-bartender/

 

Magecart group compromises 17,000 domains by overwriting Amazon S3 buckets

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/magecart-group-compromises-17000-domains-by-overwriting-amazon-s3-buckets/

 

This DVR records both over-the-air and streaming cable channels

Channels DVR now combines over-the-air and cable recordings into one unified app.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3411458/a-better-dvr-for-streaming-cable-channels.html?utm_date=20190730021416

 

Windows 10 ISO Download Tool

Easily download all current versions of Windows 10, including Creators Update and Anniversary Update using this simple application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/Windows-10-ISO-Download-Tool.shtml

 

Stop robocalls to your phone for good

Help is on the way to keep your phone from constantly ringing, but there are steps you can take right now.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stop-robocalls-to-your-android-iphone-for-good/

 

Intelligence Committee releases heavily redacted report on 2016 election hacking

It found that warnings in 2016 did not provide enough info or go to the right people.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/25/intelligence-committee-election-report/

 

10 tricks for getting the most from Pinterest

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/582110/10-tricks-for-getting-the-most-from-pinterest

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Best New Features

With this release, Microsoft's already feature-packed Windows 10 operating system gets more polish, updating options, and customization.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368672/windows-10-may-2019-update-the-best-new-features

 

How to Set Up and Use VPN on Xbox One

Protect your privacy or access location based content on your Xbox One

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-get-vpn-for-xbox-one-4692697

 

How to sync Sticky Notes across devices in Windows 10

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-sync-sticky-notes-across-devices-in-windows-10/

 

These true wireless earbuds have touch controls just like AirPods, and they’re down to $32

https://bgr.com/2019/07/25/true-wireless-earbuds-like-airpods-on-amazon/

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Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/07/28/apple-siri-eavesdropping-puts-millions-of-users-at-risk/

 

How to Organize Your Password Manager in 7 Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/organize-password-manager/

 

Local governments are still woefully unprepared to fight ransomware

And that's making would-be attackers even more brazen.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/local-governments-are-still-woefully-unprepared-to-fight-ransomw/

 

How to Clean Your Phone Screen

Keep your screen clean without doing damage

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clean-phone-screen-4688907

 

DHS Says Foreign Meddling Is Divisive As Pineapple on Pizza

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dhs-says-foreign-meddling-is-divisive-as-pineapple-on-pizza/

 

What Facebook's new government-enforced privacy restrictions mean for you

Facebook must comply with new privacy restrictions on how it handles your data, including telephone numbers and facial recognition. Here's what they are and how they'll apply to you.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3411477/what-facebooks-new-government-enforced-privacy-restrictions-mean-for-you.html

 

As Many as 4 Million People Use Browser Extensions that Are Putting Privacy at Risk

https://www.maketecheasier.com/4-million-people-browser-extensions-privacy-risk/

 

Understand Breaking News From Multiple Political Perspectives Using AllSides

https://lifehacker.com/understand-breaking-news-from-multiple-political-perspe-1836629709

 

How to master copy and paste in Microsoft Excel

The Paste Options and Paste Special tools in Microsoft Excel give you control over how you copy and paste content. Learn how to use these tools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-master-copy-and-paste-in-microsoft-excel/

 

How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/295125-how-deepfakes-and-other-reality-distorting-ai-can-actually-help-us

 

Are third-party ink replacements actually as good as the manufacturer ink cartridge?

https://www.windowscentral.com/are-third-party-ink-replacements-actually-good-manufacturer-ink-cartridge

 

3 reasons why Apple spent a billion bucks on Intel's smartphone modem business

Other than the iPhone, that is.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3410604/apple-intel-mobile-modem-chip-business-purchase.html

 

Microsoft Just Leaked a New Start Menu. Which Do You Prefer?

https://www.howtogeek.com/434598/microsoft-just-leaked-a-new-start-menu.-which-do-you-prefer/

 

FEC ruling allows political campaign to accept discounted services from security firms

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/fec-ruling-allows-political-campaign-to-accept-discounted-services-from-security-firms/

 

The unique Android tablet Samsung made to fight the iPad Pro just leaked again

https://bgr.com/2019/07/26/galaxy-tab-s6-vs-ipad-pro-press-render-reveals-samsungs-new-tablet/

 

6 Windows Apps That Automatically Organize Files for You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/automatically-organize-files-windows/

 

Apple’s credit card could arrive in the first half of August

It appears Apple is on track to meet its goal of a summer release.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/apple-credit-card-august-launch/

 

The 8 Best VPNs for Torrenting in 2019

Keep your identity safe at all times

https://www.lifewire.com/best-vpns-for-torrenting-4692431

 

Windows 10 1903 Update Blocked by Old Intel Rapid Storage Drivers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-1903-update-blocked-by-old-intel-rapid-storage-drivers/

 

Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated

When you need to dig deep into a PDF file, these tools are your best friends.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3215231/best-pdf-editors-reviewed-and-rated.html

 

Affordable TV Accessories You Didn’t Know You Need

https://www.maketecheasier.com/affordable-tv-accessories/

 

How to Send Email Newsletters to Instapaper

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-send-email-newsletters-to-instapaper-1836602754

 

How to use Internet Recovery to reinstall macOS

Apple's tool for reinstalling macOS on devices without using local media is a fail-safe function that allows admins to reinstall or upgrade the OS. It's the first step to recovery during deployment.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-internet-recovery-to-reinstall-macos/

 

Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2019

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/269774-best-games-you-can-play-on-laptops-and-low-end-pcs

 

Best Tablet Keyboards in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-tablet-keyboards

 

How to transfer all your data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone

These steps will get you up and running.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3247828/how-to-set-up-a-new-iphone-by-restoring-it-from-an-older-device.html

 

How to Create a Striped Table in Microsoft Word

https://www.howtogeek.com/397946/how-to-create-a-striped-table-in-microsoft-word/

 

Premera Blue Cross to cough up $10 million to 30 states over data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/premera-blue-cross-to-cough-up-10-million-to-30-states-over-data-breach/

 

The first true all-screen smartphone design just leaked and it looks like it’s going to be amazing

https://bgr.com/2019/07/25/vivo-nex-3-photos-screen-body-ratio/

 

4 Excel Lookup Functions to Search Spreadsheets Efficiently

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/find-anything-excel-spreadsheet-lookup-functions/

 

Kickstarter game teaches players how to identify fake news

Separate the misinformation from the real news.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/kickstarter-journalism-game-point/

 

The 8 Best VPN Routers of 2019

Find great options for gaming, travel, business, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/best-vpn-routers-4692450

 

Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attacks-prompt-louisiana-to-declare-state-of-emergency/

 

Graphics cards ranked, from fastest to slowest

May your frame rates be high

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3389120/graphics-cards-ranked-fastest-to-slowest.html

 

Understanding Your CPU Temperature and How to Cool It Down

https://www.maketecheasier.com/cpu-temperature-guide/

 

How to Speed Up Your Android Hotspot Connection

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-speed-up-your-android-hotspot-connection-1836597319

 

Weather apps and sites you don't want to overlook

Get accurate weather forecasts and data from these sources for free or a relatively small fee.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/weather-apps-and-sites-you-dont-want-to-overlook/

 

An exposed password let a hacker access internal Comodo files

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/27/comodo-password-access-data/

 

Best External USB-C SSDs in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/portable-ssds-usb-c

 

Firewall: Robo Call Blocker review: The app equivalent of Kryptonite against iPhone robocalls

Block robocalls, spam calls, and telemarketers from ringing through to your iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3410239/firewall-robo-call-blocker-review.html

 

How to Quickly and Easily Copy Formatting in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/428953/how-to-quickly-and-easily-copy-formatting-in-google-docs/

 

Stop Any Android App from Stealing Your Data

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/stop-any-android-app-from-stealing-your-data-0201473/

 

Will the iPhone 11 boost sales? Bloomberg weighs in

https://bgr.com/2019/07/25/iphone-11-sales-vs-iphone-xs-apple-to-make-75m-new-iphones-in-2h2019/

 

Google Natural Disaster Alerts, iPadOS, Check Your Grammar, and Positivity Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-natural-disaster-alerts-ipados-check-grammar-positivity-apps/

 

The Morning After: Google's Pixel sales doubled thanks to the 3a

And a daring hoverboard trip didn't end well.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/26/the-morning-after/

 

What Is a VPN?

How a VPN hides your IP address, data, and identity on the internet

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-vpn-2377977

 

Microsoft Office 365 Webmail Exposes User's IP Address in Emails

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-office-365-webmail-exposes-users-ip-address-in-emails/

 

Ditch your crappy keyboard and snag this backlit mechanical one for $20. Your hands will thank you

Amazon is selling the VicTsing mechanical gaming keyboard for just $20 with checkout code.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3411399/ditch-your-crappy-keyboard-and-snag-this-backlit-mechanical-one-for-20-your-hands-will-thank-you.html

 

How to Use Google Drive to Maximize Productivity

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-google-drive-maximize-productivity/

 

Uninstall These Eight Browser Extensions That Stole Data from Millions

https://lifehacker.com/uninstall-these-eight-browser-extensions-that-stole-dat-1836539093

 

How to use named ranges to quickly navigate an Excel workbook

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-named-ranges-to-quickly-navigate-an-excel-workbook/

 

Quirk wants to make cognitive behavioral therapy more accessible

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/16/quirk-wants-to-make-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-more-accessible/

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 review: An outstanding GPU for the price

AMD's new mid-ranger is pretty impressive, and it'll only get better.

https://www.windowscentral.com/radeon-rx-5700

 

iOS 13: How to use Look Around in Apple Maps

Apple Maps finally has a feature that resembles Google Maps’ Street View, and it’s just as easy to use.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3409026/ios-13-how-to-use-look-around-in-apple-maps.html

 

USB-RF vs. Bluetooth for Mice and Keyboards: Which Is Better?

https://www.howtogeek.com/429291/usb-rf-vs.-bluetooth-mouse-and-keyboards-which-is-better/

 

Set Up Greenify Without Root & Save Battery Life on Any Android

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/set-up-greenify-without-root-save-battery-life-any-android-0201480/

 

Popular Alexa and Google enabled Wi-Fi smart plugs just dropped to $6.99 on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/07/25/wifi-smart-plug-amazon-great-deal/

 

7 Best Free OCR Software Apps to Convert Images Into Text

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-free-ocr-software-tools-to-convert-your-images-into-text-nb/

 

Apple Regulatory Filings Suggest Two More iPad Models Coming in 2019

https://gizmodo.com/apple-regulatory-filings-suggest-two-more-ipad-models-c-1836771265

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