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Mon 08/05/2019 1698
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How Does Sling TV (DISH) Work?

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/030216/how-does-sling-tv-work-dish.asp

 

No Jail Time for “WannaCry Hero”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/no-jail-time-for-wannacry-hero/

 

WINDOWS 10 BUILD 18362.10006 (19H2) RELEASES WITH CHANGES

Microsoft pushes its third preview of Windows 10 19H2 with minor changes, and here's all you need to know. (What is coming this fall)

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-18362-10006-19h2/

 

Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety

https://news.yahoo.com/tech-companies-ignore-pleas-rail-103638648.html

 

APT34 spread malware via LinkedIn invites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/fireeye-researchers-identified-a-phishing-campaign-conducted-by-apt34-masquerading-as-a-member-of-cambridge-university-to-gain-their-victims-trust-to-open-malicious-documents/

 

Chrome 76 Makes Avoiding Paywalls Easier—For Now

https://lifehacker.com/chrome-76-makes-avoiding-paywalls-easier-for-now-1836860168

 

Samsung Galaxy Book S takes a stab at all-day laptops

https://www.cnet.com/videos/samsung-galaxy-book-s-takes-a-stab-at-all-day-laptops/

 

What are my Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?

Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios.

https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jh8e3ToOjpdfbL

 

How to factory reset an iPhone

Wipe your iPhone for a fresh start (or sale)

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-factory-reset-an-iphone

 

Automatically take screenshots every second using Auto Screen Capture

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/automatically-take-screenshots-every-second-auto-screen-capture

 

How to automatically deny UAC elevation requests in Windows 10

To install an app in Windows 10, standard level users are prompted for elevated credentials. With a few tweaks, you can change that behavior to deny such requests.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-automatically-deny-uac-elevation-requests-in-windows-10/

 

[Tip] Different Ways to Open “Screen Snip & Sketch” in Windows 10

Recently we told you that newer versions of Windows 10 come with a new feature called "Snip & Sketch" or "Screen Snip" which allows users to take screenshots and edit, save, share them using the new built-in app. You can take screenshots in rectangular, free form and full screen format.

https://www.askvg.com/tip-different-ways-to-open-screen-snip-sketch-in-windows-10/

 

6 open source web browser alternatives

Chrome and Firefox are on the list, but you'll find some other interesting options, too.

https://opensource.com/article/19/7/open-source-browsers?sc_cid=701f2000001ORp8AAG

 

How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode (While Booting) [6 Ways]

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/how-to-start-windows-10-in-safe-mode-009.html

 

ANDROID Q’S BACK GESTURE CONTROVERSY, EXPLAINED

You can’t go back to the way it was

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20791457/google-android-q-back-gesture-controversy-app-drawer-navigation

 

Single smart plugs can cost $30, but this 4-outlet Alexa-enabled smart power strip is only $26

https://bgr.com/2019/08/09/alexa-smart-plug-alternative-smart-power-strip/

 

Why Does Windows Defender Firewall Block Some App Features?

https://www.howtogeek.com/435610/why-does-windows-defender-firewall-block-some-app-features/

 

How Much Would You Spend To Use Your Favorite Free Apps?

Many of our most-used apps are free. Would we still use them if they weren't? A recent study found that only 64 percent of respondents would pay for Facebook, though 89 percent would willingly spend a few bucks a month on WhatsApp.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370031/how-much-would-you-spend-to-use-your-favorite-free-apps

 

9 tips for safe online and mobile banking

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

 

The Unsexy Threat to Election Security

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/the-unsexy-threat-to-election-security/

 

Windows 10 version 1803 will now upgrade automatically to version 1903

If you're still running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Microsoft will now force your device to the May 2018 Update automatically using Windows Update.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1803-upgrade-automatically-1903/

 

Has your browser been sluggish? It may have been hijacked

https://news.yahoo.com/browser-sluggish-may-hijacked-100012300.html

 

Critical vulnerability found in VLC Media Player

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/critical-vulnerability-found-in-vlc-media-player/

 

Has Capital One Notified You About Its Data Breach?

https://lifehacker.com/has-capital-one-notified-you-about-its-data-breach-1836850105

 

White House meets with social media giants on predicting mass shootings

It was a "productive discussion" on combating hateful and violent content online, says lobbying group the Internet Association.

https://www.cnet.com/news/white-house-meets-with-social-media-giants-on-predicting-mass-shootings/

 

Why Do People Think a Phone is More Secure than Email?

Even though digital communications are generally safer than their old analog counterparts, many people still mistrust them.

https://askleo.com/why-do-people-think-a-phone-is-more-secure-than-email/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jh8e3ToOjpdfbL

 

How to stop Alexa from listening to you

Take back your privacy with these five tips

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-stop-alexa-from-listening-to-you

 

How to install Microsoft Expression Web 4 on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-microsoft-expression-web-4-on-windows-10

 

Extreme Raspberry Pi: How the Pi is thriving in the most dangerous environments on Earth

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/extreme-raspberry-pi-how-the-pi-is-thriving-in-the-most-dangerous-environments-on-earth/

 

[Tip] How to Change Text Font Size in Windows 10

This tutorial will help you in changing text font size in Windows 10 and making the text bigger on screen without changing DPI scaling.

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-change-text-font-size-in-windows-10/

 

Copy and paste at the Linux command line with xclip

Learn how to get started with the Linux xclip utility.

https://opensource.com/article/19/7/xclip?sc_cid=701f2000001ORp8AAG

 

Here Are 3 Seagate Backup Software for You to Back up Hard Drive

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/seagate-backup-software.html

 

Samsung isn’t going it alone in the fight against Apple and Google

No matter its size, no tech giant can afford to be an island

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20791572/samsung-unpacked-event-partnerships-microsoft-under-armour-discord-united-nations

 

The true wireless earbuds that make AirPods sound like $10 drug store earbuds have never been cheaper

https://bgr.com/2019/08/09/best-true-wireless-earbuds-deal-on-amazon-right-now-mw07/

 

Why Free OTA TV Beats Cable on Picture Quality

https://www.howtogeek.com/428815/why-free-ota-tv-beats-cable-on-picture-quality/

 

Symantec Sells Off Name, Enterprise Business to Broadcom

Symantec made today's $10.7 billion deal when its enterprise security business has been struggling to post year-over-year growth. It plans to now focus on consumer and small business cybesecurity through the company's Norton LifeLock products.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370085/symantec-sells-off-name-enterprise-business-to-broadcom

 

Get Windows to repair itself automatically (sorry, it doesn't work for everything and some repairs require advanced knowledge)

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

 

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. (I use them on Standard accts, not Administrator accts.)

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

 

Apple loses more ground in smartphone market

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-loses-more-ground-smartphone-market-203922401.html

 

Election systems by leading vendor connected to internet in some states, researchers find (internet gambling machines have much higher security, why?)

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/election-systems-by-leading-vendor-connected-to-internet-in-some-states-researchers-find/

 

Make a Joint Email Address With a Gmail Filter

https://lifehacker.com/make-a-joint-email-address-with-a-gmail-filter-1836702340

 

Getting the best Wi-Fi speeds from your ISP? Here's the fine print

Throttling? Hidden fees? Data caps? Here's a rundown on how all of the major ISPs in the US manage their networks.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/get-the-best-wi-fi-speeds-at-home-heres-the-fine-print-on-your-isp/

 

How to Avoid Ransomware

Avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. A full backup will save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.

https://askleo.com/how-to-avoid-ransomware/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jh8e3ToOjpdfbL

 

5 top tips for making the perfect photo book

The need-to-knows before starting your photo book project

https://www.techradar.com/news/5-top-tips-for-making-the-perfect-photo-book

 

Keyboard wont type numbers OR will only type numbers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/keyboard-wont-type-numbers-or-will-only-type-numbers

 

Huawei's new smartphone operating system is 'completely different from Android and iOS'

Chinese tech company shows off its alternative to Android, promises products this year.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/huaweis-new-smartphone-operating-system-is-completely-different-from-android-and-ios/

 

[SOLVED] What Is LOST.DIR and How to Recover LOST.DIR Files Easily?

https://www.partitionwizard.com/disk-recovery/lost-dir.html

 

Google adds playable podcast episodes to search results

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/google-adds-playable-podcast-episodes-to-search-results/

 

Solved – How to Disable or Remove OneDrive in Windows 10

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/how-to-disable-onedrive.html

 

8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20791519/8chan-investigation-philippines-police-probe-jim-watkins

 

Android phones are finally exciting now that there’s no new iPhone design to steal

https://bgr.com/2019/08/09/iphone-11-release-date-soon-android-phones-more-exciting/

 

How to Copy Google Drive Folders

https://www.howtogeek.com/435522/how-to-copy-google-drive-folders/

 

How Often Can One Program Infect Another? Let Us Count the Ways

At Black Hat, experts from SafeBreach report on the many different ways a malicious program could infect another process with its own code. Spoiler alert: it's a lot.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369993/how-often-can-one-program-infect-another-let-us-count-the-w

 

Forget your Apple ID password? 3 ways to reset it

https://www.komando.com/tips/488531/forget-your-apple-id-password-heres-how-to-reset-it

 

What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/what-you-should-know-about-the-equifax-data-breach-settlement/

 

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/

 

How to block and reduce robocalls without using data-harvesting third-party apps

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/block-reduce-robocalls-without-using-192734044.html

 

Destructive malware attacks double as attackers pair ransomware with disk wipers

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/destructive-malware-attacks-double-as-attackers-pair-ransomware-with-disk-wipers/

 

How to Take Better Nighttime Photos With Your Smartphone

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-take-better-nighttime-photos-with-your-smartphon-1836434034

 

Senator: Status quo on voting machine security is a 'danger to our democracy'

Sen. Ron Wyden speaks at the Voting Village at Defcon on Friday, discussing issues surrounding US election security. (gambling machine have much higher security, why?)

https://www.cnet.com/news/status-quo-on-voting-machine-security-represents-danger-to-democracy-senator-warns/

 

Open-Shell: Regain Your Start Menu in Windows and Much More

The single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don't like it? There's an app for that.

https://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jh8e3ToOjpdfbL

 

How to install Windows 10 via USB or DVD

Looking to create a boot disk? Check this out

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-windows-10-via-usb-or-dvd

 

Browser extensions & Tools to help you write better emails

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/browser-extensions-tools-to-help-you-write-better-emails

 

Black Hat 2019 trends: Social media influence campaigns, big business, ATM hacking

TechRepublic's Karen Roby interviews Dan Patterson about the top trends at the Black Hat USA 2019 cybersecurity conference.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/black-hat-2019-trends-social-media-influence-campaigns-big-business-atm-hacking/

 

Your iPhone contacts list could be a vulnerable target

Check Point researchers demonstrate flaw in common database software by showing how it could be used on Apple smartphones

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-iphone-contacts-list-could-be-a-vulnerable-target-2019-08-10?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 

Flawed office printers are a silent but serious target for hackers

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/office-printers-hackers-target-def-con/

 

How to Restore Individual Files from Backups? Focus on 2 Cases

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/restore-individual-file-005.html

 

This label means your laptop has nine hours of real battery life, guaranteed

Intel’s Project Athena makes slightly more sense now

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20768674/intel-project-athena-mobile-engineered-performance-label-visual-indicator-laptops-battery

 

There’s a new Face ID hack, but you have nothing to worry about

https://bgr.com/2019/08/09/face-id-hack-3d-vs-2d-security-glasses/

 

How to Protect Your Smarthome from Attack

https://www.howtogeek.com/435606/how-to-protect-your-smarthome-from-attack/

 

Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Are Skyrocketing

The ransomware attacks are also largely targeting machines in the US, which accounted for 53 percent of Malwarebytes's ransomware detections. The good news is that ransomware attacks on consumers have gone down.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370073/ransomware-attacks-on-businesses-are-skyrocketing

 

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

 

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit in Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/quickbooks-cloud-hosting-firm-insynq-hit-in-ransomware-attack/

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Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: Cybercriminals tipping the scales in their favor

https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/facebooks-libra-cryptocurrency-cybercriminals-tipping-the-scales-in-their-favor/

 

The Best Sound Bars to Boost the Decibels in Your Home Theater

https://www.reviewgeek.com/20083/the-best-sound-bars-to-boost-the-decibels-in-your-home-theater/

 

How to Use Safari's Split Screen

Use Split View Mode to open two Safari windows side-by-side on iPad

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-safari-split-screen-4688936

 

Thank Google for making it harder to find a phone-repair service

A subtle effort to kill repair shops, or clumsiness?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/09/google-repair-ads/

 

Check out the new Samsung Galaxy Book S in our hands-on photos

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is a thin-and-light beauty. Take a closer look in our hands-on photos.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-galaxy-book-s-hands-photos

 

Leapfrog Children’s Tablet Owners Should Remove Pet Chat Now

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/leapfrog-children-s-tablet-owners-should-remove-pet-chat-now/

 

The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269019/the-best-privacy-and-security-apps-for-android.html

 

PSA: Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/05/psa-dont-use-system-cleaners-they-wont-speed-up-your-pc/

 

How to boot into UEFI Mode on a Microsoft Surface device

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-boot-into-uefi-mode-on-a-microsoft-surface-device

 

4 Serious Health Issues From Sitting Too Long (And How to Avoid Them)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-health-issues-sitting-long-avoid/

 

Who Owns Your Wireless Service? Crooks Do.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/who-owns-your-wireless-service-crooks-do/

 

ETERNALBLUE sextortion scam puts your password where your name should be

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/07/01/eternalblue-sextortion-scam/

 

Microsoft Kills Password Expiration Policy Recommendation with Latest Security Baseline for Windows 10

https://blog.knowbe4.com/microsoft-kills-password-expiration-policy-recommendation-with-latest-security-baseline-for-windows-10

 

Welcome to the Second Golden Age of AMD

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296453-welcome-to-the-second-golden-age-of-amd

 

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238012/how-to-buy-refurbished-macbook-refurbished-iphone-refurbished-ipad.html

 

How to Stop Companies From Listening to Your Voice Assistant Recordings

https://www.howtogeek.com/436477/how-to-stop-companies-from-listening-to-your-voice-assistant-recordings/

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs. AMD Radeon RX 5700: Which Midrange Gaming Card Is Better?

Let's pit the two new "budget 1440p" gaming cards from Nvidia and AMD—the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and the Radeon RX 5700—in head-to-head battle. Which one wins on value?

https://www.pcmag.com/compare/370011/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super-vs-amd-radeon-rx-5700-which

 

10 incredibly useful things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

https://www.komando.com/columns/586589/10-incredibly-useful-things-you-didnt-know-your-iphone-could-do

 

How to Do a T Test in Excel

Unlock Excel's statistical capabilities

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-do-a-t-test-excel-4689479

 

The best monitor arms

Consider one of these if you work at a computer for long periods of time.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/09/the-best-monitor-arms/

 

NordVPN vs. Private Internet Access (PIA): Which VPN is better for you?

https://www.windowscentral.com/nordvpn-vs-private-internet-access

 

Lokibot Uses Image Files to Hide Code for Unpacking Routine

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lokibot-uses-image-files-to-hide-code-for-unpacking-routine/

 

At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it’s coming faster than most of us think.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430789/at-the-amd-epyc-2-launch-i-saw-the-future-of-the-pc.html

 

Chrome Web Store has 188k extensions with at least 1.2 billion installs

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/04/chrome-web-store-has-188k-extensions-with-at-least-1-2-billion-installs/

 

Monitor your internet connection and websites with OverSite

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/monitor-your-internet-connection-websites-oversite

 

The NanoPi NEO4: Is This the Raspberry Pi Killer?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/nanopi-neo4-raspberrypi/

 

The Risk of Weak Online Banking Passwords

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/the-risk-of-weak-online-banking-passwords/

 

New Dridex malware strain avoids antivirus software detection

When the new banking Trojan strain first appeared, very few traditional software products recognized it.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-dridex-malware-strain-avoids-antivirus-software-detection/

 

Cyber Crime Refines Their Social Engineering Tactics

https://blog.knowbe4.com/cyber-crime-refines-their-social-engineering-tactics

 

Apple Has Begun Software Locking iPhone Batteries to Prevent Third-Party Replacement

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296387-apple-has-begun-software-locking-iphone-batteries-to-prevent-third-party-replacement

 

Bulk up on storage with this 4TB Seagate external drive for just $80

Big-time capacity on your desk

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431217/bulk-up-on-storage-with-this-4tb-seagate-external-drive-for-just-80.html

 

How to Disable Automatic Gym Equipment Detection on Apple Watch

https://www.howtogeek.com/435455/how-to-disable-automatic-gym-equipment-detection-on-apple-watch/

 

Does Two-Factor Authentication Really Make You Safer?

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is becoming increasingly common, but one reader points out that it seems easy to get around its protection. Is he right? Security expert Max Eddy takes a look.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/368703/does-two-factor-authentication-really-make-you-safer

 

Find a better walking route with one of Google's coolest new features

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587147/find-a-better-walking-route-with-one-of-googles-coolest-new-apps

 

How to Watch Live TV On Roku

A guide for cord cutters

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-watch-roku-live-tv-4688996

 

Dell's revamped XPS 13 2-in-1 goes on sale tomorrow

It's one of the slicker convertible laptops on the market.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/dell-xps-13-2-in-1-on-sale-august-8/

 

Where's the best place to buy a Dell XPS 13 2-in-1?

https://www.windowscentral.com/wheres-best-place-buy-dell-xps-13-2-1

 

Fraudster Unlocks Over 2 Million AT&T Phones, Pays $1 Million

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fraudster-unlocks-over-2-million-atandt-phones-pays-1-million/

 

Many VPN apps on Apple’s App store can’t be trusted, researcher warns

Apple must look into the security and privacy of VPN apps provided by its App Stores

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430899/many-vpn-apps-on-apple-s-app-store-can-t-be-trusted-researcher-warns.html

 

Get rid of all the clickbait YouTube video thumbnails

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/03/get-rid-of-all-the-clickbait-youtube-video-thumbnails/

 

Change System Cooling Policy for Processor – Passive or Active

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-system-cooling-policy-for-processor-passive-or-active

 

5 New Mozilla Apps That Every Firefox Fan Should Check Out 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mozilla-apps-firefox-fan/

 

What We Can Learn from the Capital One Hack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/what-we-can-learn-from-the-capital-one-hack/

 

Did you know that your color laser printer is putting secret codes on every page you print?

https://www.flixxy.com/your-printer-works-for-the-government.htm

 

Google Cracks Down on Rogue Browser Extensions

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10590/google-cracks-down-rogue-browser-extensions

 

How to Add or Remove Duplicate Drives in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4675-add-remove-duplicate-drives-navigation-pane-windows-10-a.html

 

16-inch MacBook Pro: Report says it will have a 9th-gen Intel core processor

Everything we know so far.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3411979/16-inch-macbook-pro-display-keyboard-specs-release.html

 

How to Install the Linux 5.0 Update on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

https://www.howtogeek.com/436507/how-to-install-the-linux-5.0-update-on-ubuntu-18.04-lts/

 

Backstabbing, Disinformation, and Bad Journalism: The State of the VPN Industry

I've been testing and reviewing security software and VPNs for seven years, and I'm convinced that VPNs are critically important but also that the industry may be headed toward a self-inflicted disaster. This is an open letter to VPN companies: Do better.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/368081/backstabbing-disinformation-and-bad-journalism-the-state

 

5 clever ways to use phone’s camera like a DSLR

https://www.komando.com/tips/460484/5-clever-ways-to-use-phones-camera-like-a-dslr

 

How to Wipe a Hard Drive

Wipe a computer hard drive clean with these steps

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-2624527

 

Samsung Galaxy Book S hands-on: The most stylish Snapdragon laptop yet

Windows on Snapdragon has never looked so good.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/samsung-galaxy-book-s-hands-on-snapdragon-windows-laptop/

 

10th Gen Intel Core Processors: Everything you need to know

Intel's next generation of CPUs is now official and headed to a slew of new PCs. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.windowscentral.com/10th-gen-intel-core-processors-everything-you-need-know

 

SWAPGS Vulnerability in Modern CPUs Fixed in Windows, Linux, ChromeOS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/swapgs-vulnerability-in-modern-cpus-fixed-in-windows-linux-chromeos/

 

Almost half of tested free Android antivirus apps fail. That might prove very useful to IT.

In BYOD environments, users tend to supplement corporate security programs with free versions. That is a remarkably bad idea, and one analyst report suggests a way to stop it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430278/almost-half-of-tested-free-android-antivirus-apps-fail-that-might-prove-very-useful-to-it.html

 

Linux Mint 19.2 is out

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/02/linux-mint-19-2-is-out/

 

Web page not loading or displaying correctly in Firefox

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/web-page-not-loading-correctly-in-firefox

 

What Is Unfollow and Follow on Facebook? (And When to Use It)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unfollow-follow-facebook/

 

Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/capital-one-data-theft-impacts-106m-people/

 

A Quarter of Europe’s Largest Banks Do Not Use Best-Practice Security Measures to Protect Against Phishing

https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/97959/a-quarter-of-europe-s-largest-banks-do-not-use/

 

Robocall Bill Passes House

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10591/robocall-bill-passes-house

 

How to Add or Remove Search Glyph in Search Box in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67051-add-remove-search-glyph-search-box-windows-10-a.html

 

Protect your PC for cheap: Amazon 24-hour sale on surge protectors and uninterruptible power supplies

Amazon is throwing a one-day sale on surge protectors that work with Alexa and have rotating power outlets. You'll find some uninterruptible power supply deals, too.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429588/protect-your-pc-for-cheap-amazon-24-hour-sale-on-surge-protectors-and-uninterruptible-power-supplie.html

 

How to See How Much RAM Is In Your PC (and Its Speed)

https://www.howtogeek.com/435644/how-to-see-how-much-ram-is-in-your-pc-and-its-speed/

 

SecurityWatch: How to Not Get Locked Out With Two-Factor Authentication

Thinking about setting up two-factor authentication but worried you might lose access to your accounts if you lose your security key? Security expert Max Eddy tells you how to avoid this 2FA pitfall without compromising your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367702/securitywatch-how-to-not-get-locked-out-with-two-factor-aut

 

5 secret tricks to get the most out of your Roku

https://www.komando.com/tips/584408/5-tricks-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-roku

 

Tips for Mobile Photography

Snap amazing pictures on the go

https://www.lifewire.com/tips-for-mobile-photography-2378404

 

Everything to know about HarmonyOS, Huawei's answer to Android as the trade war between the US and China rages on

https://www.insider.com/huawei-harmonyos-android-replacement-revealed-2019-8

 

Cryptocurrency phish dials back the fear, cranks up the politeness

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/06/28/cryptocurrency-phish-dials-back-the-fear-cranks-up-the-politeness/

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Broadcom Nearing Deal to Buy Symantec Enterprise Unit

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/broadcom-nearing-deal-buy-symantec-115908306.html

 

Apple warns iPhone users against third-party battery repairs

Apple would much rather you pay it to perform a simple battery swap.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/08/apple-battery-iphone-warning/?yptr=yahoo

 

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

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

 

5 Ways To Try Out and Install Ubuntu On Your Computer

https://www.howtogeek.com/128347/5-ways-to-try-out-and-install-ubuntu-on-your-computer/

 

Government officials blocked his website, so he went over their heads

Mehdi Yahyanejad uses an innovative technology to get past internet censorship in Iran and bring information to poor and isolated communities in Mexico.

https://www.cnet.com/features/in-iran-bypassing-online-censors-with-satellite-tv/

 

Set up Your New Android Smartphone in a Snap

Restore your Android apps, customize settings, and choose accessories

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-your-new-android-smartphone-121664

 

When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

Wondering when the soon-to-launch Android Q software will make its way to your device? Let cold, hard data guide your guess.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430620/when-will-phone-get-android-q.html

 

Sophisticated Android spyware toolset ‘Monokle’ linked to sanctioned Russian defense contractor

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/sophisticated-android-spyware-toolset-monokle-linked-to-sanctioned-russian-defense-contractor/

 

How to Choose an AMD CPU

https://www.maketecheasier.com/choose-amd-cpu/

 

Party Like a Russian, Carder’s Edition

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/party-like-a-russian-carders-edition/

 

Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295703-apple-could-switch-to-arm-but-replacing-xeon-is-no-simple-endeavor

 

Tiny Security Suite helps you encrypt, shred, and protect files on your PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/tiny-security-suite

 

Google Assistant just quietly added a great new text messaging feature

https://bgr.com/2019/08/05/google-assistant-new-feature-messages-out-loud/

 

Ransomware Shifts Focus from Consumers to Businesses

In addition, ransomware seems likely to continue its evolution in the second half of 2019.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/ransomware-shifts-focus-from-consumers-to-businesses/d/d-id/1335478

 

Foxconn Forces Students to Work Overtime to Build Amazon Devices

Approximately 1,500 student interns hired to work at a Chinese Foxconn factory that makes Amazon Alexa devices were forced to work overtime and nights. Amazon says it has 'initiated weekly audits of this issue.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370110/foxconn-forces-students-to-work-overtime-to-build-amazon-dev

 

5 secret tricks to get the most out of your Roku

https://www.komando.com/tips/584408/5-tricks-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-roku

 

The Best Devices to Use as a Plex Media Server

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-devices-plex-media-server/

 

You Only Need to Wipe a Disk Once to Securely Erase It

https://www.howtogeek.com/115573/htg-explains-why-you-only-have-to-wipe-a-disk-once-to-erase-it/

 

Galaxy Note 10 Plus: A 6.8-inch phone that kills the headphone jack

You can also use the stylus to control the Note 10 with gestures.

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-note-10-plus-a-6-8-inch-phone-that-kills-the-headphone-jack/

 

How to Connect Your Android Device to Wi-Fi

Use Wi-Fi on your Android to stream videos, browse the web, and more

https://www.lifewire.com/connecting-android-device-to-wifi-577618

 

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3410608/the-smart-workers-guide-to-using-a-chromebook-offline.html

 

How to Scan to a Word Document

Plus, convert a scanned PDF to Word

 

Data breach cost rises to $4 million per incident; U.S. victims hit even harder

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/data-breach-cost-rises-to-4-million-per-incident-u-s-victims-hit-even-harder/

 

Loophole Found in LinkedIn Jobs Pages Allowing Users to Post Phony Jobs Anywhere

https://www.maketecheasier.com/loophole-found-linkedin-jobs-post-phony/

 

Meet the World’s Biggest ‘Bulletproof’ Hoster

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/meet-the-worlds-biggest-bulletproof-hoster/

 

Sony Announces RX100 VII: Compact Camera With Full-Frame Features

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/295672-sony-announces-rx100-vii-compact-camera-with-full-frame-features

 

Windows 10 stuck on Hi there screen

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-stuck-on-hi-there-screen

 

SanDisk’s 128GB microSD somehow just dropped to $17 on Amazon, its lowest price ever

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/sandisk-128gb-microsd-sale-amazon-lowest-price/

 

Yes, FaceApp Really Could Be Sending Your Data to Russia

FaceApp has an unprecedented level of access to data from 150 million users. What could its endgame be? We unpack three potential risks.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/yes-faceapp-really-could-be-sending-your-data-to-russia/a/d-id/1335429

 

How to Get the Best Cable Modem: Buy or Rent From Your ISP?

You may be able to save money and get faster speeds by buying a cable modem instead of renting one from your ISP. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/355809/how-to-get-the-best-cable-modem-buy-or-rent-from-your-isp

 

Need a new iPhone battery? You have to pay Apple

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/586796/iphone-11-update-release-battery-repairs

 

10 eBay Scams to Be Aware Of

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ebay-scams-to-be-aware-of/

 

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line

https://www.howtogeek.com/168841/how-to-send-and-receive-faxes-online-without-a-fax-machine-or-phone-line/

 

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is the latest proof that 5G isn't for you -- yet

Commentary: AT&T may be vindicated in withholding its 5G service from consumers so far.

https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-note-10-plus-5g-is-the-latest-proof-that-5g-isnt-for-you-yet/

 

How to Scan to a Word Document

Plus, convert a scanned PDF to Word

https://www.lifewire.com/scan-to-a-word-document-4691754

 

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet

Learn to use the best new features in Microsoft Excel for Office 365 in Windows.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3428640/excel-for-office-365-cheat-sheet.html

 

Banner vulnerability allows remote access to records of more than 60 colleges

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/at-least-62-colleges-were-affected-by-a-software-vulnerability-in-a-program-called-banner-operated-by-ellucian-that-allows-threat-actors-to-infiltrate-colleges-private-records/

 

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/recover-deleted-text-messages-android/

 

Is ‘REvil’ the New GandCrab Ransomware?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/is-revil-the-new-gandcrab-ransomware/

 

How to Change Text Cursor Indicator Size in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137446-change-text-cursor-indicator-size-windows-10-a.html

 

Norascan is an anti-malware scanner for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/norascan-anti-malware-scanner-for-windows

 

iOS app tries to scam unsuspecting iPhone users with fake heart rate readings

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/heart-rate-monitor-app-ios-scam/

 

WhatsApp Messages Can Be Intercepted, Manipulated

Check Point security researchers demonstrate how a dangerous security weakness in the messaging application can be abused to spread fake news and carry out online scams.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/whatsapp-messages-can-be-intercepted-manipulated/d/d-id/1335473

 

Black Hat 2019: The Craziest, Most Terrifying Things We Saw

Black Hat is over for another year, but we'll be thinking of the fascinating and terrifying things we heard and saw for years to come.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370092/black-hat-2019-the-craziest-most-terrifying-things-we-saw

 

Amazon's delivery robots are hitting the road

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/586817/amazons-delivery-robots-are-hitting-the-road

 

DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/duckduckgo-vs-google-search-engine/

 

How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphone

https://www.howtogeek.com/218505/how-to-fax-a-document-from-your-smartphone/

 

YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service

At $50 a month, YouTube TV offers the best live TV streaming experience overall, with a healthy selection of channels and a superb cloud DVR.

https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-tv-review-the-best-premium-live-tv-streaming-service/

 

How to Use the iPhone Magnifying Glass

Your iPhone makes it easy to read the fine print

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-iphone-magnifying-glass-4689633

 

For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a ‘cornerstone’ no more

For four years, Microsoft described Windows 10 as the very foundation of its ambitions. But in this year's Form 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, that description no longer applies, raising questions about how the company now sees the OS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3429651/for-microsoft-windows-10-is-a-cornerstone-no-more.html

 

ICCS 2019: AG Barr criticizes strong encryption, European experiment offers teen hackers second chance

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/attorney-general-william-p-barr-criticized-what-he-described-as-warrant-proof-encryption-at-iccs-2019/

 

How to Manage Your Notifications in Android Pie

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-android-pie-notifications/

 

FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/07/fec-campaigns-can-use-discounted-cybersecurity-services/

 

How to Turn On or Off Text Cursor Indicator in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137349-turn-off-text-cursor-indicator-windows-10-a.html

 

How to set up auto CC & BCC in Gmail and Outlook

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-auto-cc-bcc-gmail-outlook

 

At $17, SanDisk’s most popular 128GB microSD card might never be this cheap again

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/best-microsd-card-deal-on-amazon-sandisk-128gb/

 

Black Hat 2019: Security Culture Is Everyone's Culture

In his Black Hat USA keynote, Square's Dino Dai Zovi discussed lessons learned throughout his cybersecurity career and why culture trumps strategy.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/black-hat-2019-security-culture-is-everyones-culture/d/d-id/1335472

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs. Apple iPhone XS Max: Big Phone Battle

Samsung just unpacked its new Galaxy Note 10 phablet. Let's see how it stacks up against Apple's iPhone XS Max.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370020/samsung-galaxy-note-10-vs-apple-iphone-xs-max-big-phone-ba

 

This scary flaw in a tablet for kids exposes their location

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/586784/this-scary-flaw-in-a-tablet-for-kids-exposes-their-location

 

5 Bootable Windows PE-Based Recovery Discs That’ll Save Your System

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bootable-windows-pe-based-recovery-discs/

 

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is a tiny bit smaller and costs less than before

$949 isn't exactly cheap, though.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/samsung-galaxy-note-10-announced-price-release-date/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google launches ‘Live View’ AR walking directions for Google Maps

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/google-launches-live-view-ar-walking-directions-for-google-maps/?yptr=yahoo

 

Study shows Apple devices in combo with apps could identify dementia

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/study-shows-apple-devices-combo-113523664.html

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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: Smartphone as Automobile

https://www.partcatalog.com/page/android-auto-and-apple-carplay

 

True wireless earbuds with a better design than AirPods and twice the battery life cost $30 less

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/true-wireless-earbuds-better-than-airpods-amazon-prime/

 

HOW TO REPAIR MASTER BOOT RECORD (MBR) ON WINDOWS 10

Sometimes the Master Boot Record (MBR) gets corrupted or misconfigured not letting Windows 10 to load correctly, and in this guide you'll learn how to fix this issue.

https://pureinfotech.com/repair-master-boot-record-mbr-windows-10/

 

Apple Music for Artists comes out of beta with an iOS app and Shazam data

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/apple-music-for-artists/

 

Google Chrome Hides WWW and HTTPS:// in the Address Bar Again

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-hides-www-and-https-in-the-address-bar-again/

 

Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox

Google has said that privacy and security are the focus for Android Q and many of its other releases this year, but Senior Security Analyst Max Eddy explains that a company built on mapping and sorting data can't deliver perfect privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369583/why-google-cant-solve-the-privacy-paradox

 

How to Download Apps on Android

Get apps from Google Play, Amazon Appstore for Android, and elsewhere

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-download-apps-on-android-devices-4582094

 

Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 will likely have a huge bezel packed with innovative features—and that's the way it should be.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3429607/smartphone-bezels-samsung-oppo-google-pixel-4.html

 

Chromebooks may soon support USB tethering to iPhones for internet access

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/chromebook-usb-tethering-iphone-vs-mobile-hotspot/

 

How to install the Amazon Prime Video app on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-the-amazon-prime-video-app-on-windows-10

 

Is Your Virtual Memory Too Low? Here’s How to Fix It!

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-memory-low-heres-fix/

 

Apple will make it look like there’s an issue with your iPhone’s battery if you try to replace it yourself, report says (AAPL)

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-look-issue-iphone-battery-134851780.html

 

How to Stream from Your PS4 to Your PC

https://www.techjunkie.com/stream-from-ps4-to-pc/

 

How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3238012/how-to-buy-refurbished-macbook-refurbished-iphone-refurbished-ipad.html

 

Mark Text Markdown Editor 0.15.0 Adds GUI Settings, New Find In Files Backend

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/08/mark-text-markdown-editor-0150-adds-gui.html

 

Apple will drop its 15-inch MacBook Pro and replace it with something better]

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/16-inch-macbook-pro-release-date-new-laptop-to-replace-15-inch-model/

 

Windows Terminal gets new features with version 0.3

Microsoft releases a new preview of its new Windows Terminal, and here's all you need to know.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-terminal-new-features-03/

 

The Russians are coming! The Russians are … complicated!

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/the-russians-are-coming-the-russians-are-complicated/

 

FTC Tells Equifax Victims to Opt for Credit Monitoring Over $125

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ftc-tells-equifax-victims-to-opt-for-credit-monitoring-over-125/

 

What to Do When You've Been Hacked

Whether your personal data gets compromised in a Capital One-style breach or your email password is exposed, getting hacked can be a nightmare. Knowing what to expect and how to fix it can help, but knowing how to head off hackers in the first place is even better.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/321338/what-to-do-when-youve-been-hacked

 

How to Connect Your Android Phone to a Projector

Who needs a laptop when you've got a smartphone?

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-android-phone-to-projector-4571047

 

Best phone mounts and holders for cars

Keep your phone (and your GPS directions) in sight with these mounts.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240904/best-phone-mounts-and-holders-for-cars.html

 

HP Chromebook X360 14 price cut $200, snag this Core i3 2-in-1 for $399

https://www.aboutchromebooks.com/news/hp-chromebook-x360-14-price-discount-core-i3-2-in-1-for-399-sale-deal/

 

Connect Your Favorite Headphones to Audio Devices with 1Mii B03Pro

https://www.maketecheasier.com/1mii-b03pro-deals/

 

Outlook.com is not receiving or sending emails

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/outlook-com-is-not-receiving-or-sending-emails

 

7 Thrifty Android Apps to Save Money on Car Expenses

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-apps-car-expenses/

 

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple May Have a Folding iPad or iPhone in 2020

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wednesday-apple-rumors-apple-may-174657442.html

 

How to Import Google Photos to Amazon Photos

https://www.techjunkie.com/import-google-photos-amazon-photos/

 

How to use Google Photos to back up your iPhone photos

It’s easy to get free protection from losing all your photos if your phone gets lost, stolen, or broken and with Google Photos.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429589/how-to-use-google-photos-to-backup-your-iphone.html

 

179 Color Schemes For Your Gtk-Based Linux Terminal (Gnome Terminal, Tilix, Xfce Terminal, More)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/179-color-schemes-for-your-gtk-based.html

 

One of the best Google Maps features ever is finally live on Android and iPhone

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/google-maps-ar-navigation-live-view-available-on-android-and-iphone/

 

How to remove network drive on Windows 10

If you no longer need access to a mapped network drive, use these steps to properly disconnect it on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/remove-network-drive-windows-10/

 

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/facebook-could-face-billions-in-potential-damages-as-court-rules-facial-recognition-lawsuit-can-proce/

 

Chrome to Add HTTP Cache Partitioning to Block Attacks, Tracking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chrome-to-add-http-cache-partitioning-to-block-attacks-tracking/

 

Will Deleting FaceApp Make You Safe Again?

The hysteria about FaceApp privacy is mostly overblown, but the app does some shady things that many other apps do, too. Senior Security Analyst Max Eddy examines whether deleting apps like FaceApp can restore your privacy.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369760/does-deleting-faceapp-make-you-safe-again

 

How to Copy and Paste on Android

Use tap and drag motions on Android to copy text and special characters

https://www.lifewire.com/copy-and-paste-on-android-4163590

 

Boost your productivity with this 1920-by-1200 Acer IPS monitor for $115, a $75 discount

The Acer B247W is just $115 today at B&H Photo Video.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3430784/boost-your-productivity-with-this-1920-by-1200-acer-ips-monitor-for-115-a-75-discount.html

 

Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

Denon’s DP-450USB delivers great sound and an easy way to digitize your vinyl—but you’ll want to find a better software solution than what comes bundled with it.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3412151/denon-dp-450usb-review.html

 

How to Prevent Eye Strain from Monitors

https://www.maketecheasier.com/prevent-eye-strain-from-monitors/

 

Windows computer wont let me upload Pictures to websites

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-computer-wont-let-me-upload-pictures-to-websites

 

7 Uses for a USB Stick You Didn’t Know About

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-uses-for-a-usb-stick-you-didnt-know-about/

 

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of violating user's privacy by allegedly allowing Siri to record without consent (AAPL)

https://news.yahoo.com/lawsuit-accuses-apple-violating-users-140500976.html

 

How to Activate AirDrop

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-activate-airdrop/

 

How to fix a Spotify playlist’s original order after sorting by category

It’s as simple as one, two. Or sometimes, just one.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3411924/how-to-fix-a-spotify-playlist-s-original-order-after-sorting-by-category.html

 

Cloud Files Encryption App Cryptomator 1.4.12 Adds Password Saving On Linux, Custom Mount Flags

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/cloud-files-encryption-app-cryptomator.html

 

Your $2,000 beater car can have a head-up display like a $75,000 luxury car for only $40

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/hud-for-any-car-on-amazon/

 

How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10

Windows 10 lets you can quickly share files with other users over a network — Here are three ways on how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sharing-windows-10/

 

Apple is under formal antitrust probe in Russia

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/08/apple-is-under-formal-antitrust-probe-in-russia/

 

Windows 10 Calculator Getting Always on Top Mode, Compact Version

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-calculator-getting-always-on-top-mode-compact-version/

 

The Best VPNs for Netflix

VPNs are excellent for security, but Netflix does its best to block customers who use VPNs. Here are the best VPNs that play nice (for now) with Netflix.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/354393/the-best-vpns-for-netflix

 

Android 101: A New User's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Android

https://www.lifewire.com/change-android-settings-4135692

 

Upgrade to no-compromises 1080p gaming with this $180 MSI Radeon RX 590

Newegg has an excellent deal on an MSI Radeon RX 590 graphics card for just $180.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3430783/upgrade-to-no-compromises-1080p-gaming-with-this-180-msi-radeon-rx-590.html

 

Apple iOS Update, Impact on Facebook and WhatsApp

https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/apple-ios-update-facebook-whatsapp/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to Use Topgrade to Easily Upgrade Your Linux System

https://www.maketecheasier.com/topgrade-easily-upgrade-linux-system/

 

Windows Information Protection (WIP) automatically protects classified files

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-information-protection-wip

 

11 Air Conditioner Blunders to Avoid on Hot Summer Days

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/air-conditioner-blunders-avoid-summer/

 

Google Indexing Content of 2 Million Podcasts, Lets Users Stream Directly From Search Pages

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/google-indexing-content-2-million-210844189.html

 

How to Pair Airpods to Windows PCs

https://www.techjunkie.com/pair-airpods-to-pc/

 

How to take and edit a screenshot on any iPhone

With or without a Home button.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429201/how-to-take-and-edit-a-screenshot-on-any-iphone.html

 

Dropbox Brings Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/dropbox-brings-back-support-for-zfs-xfs.html

 

This rugged Chromebook that can withstand drops and spills is down to $218 on Amazon

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/chromebook-deals-amazon-rugged-waterproof/

 

How to Stop Irrelevant YouTube Recommendations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebC1CpVcP7o&t=6s

 

Game Review: “Mini Metro” Is the Most Relaxing Strategy Game Ever

This mentally engaging efficiency game is proof that real-time strategy doesn't have to involve war.

https://whatnerd.com/game-review-mini-metro/

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Apple Store: China Drove Its Revenue Growth in July

https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/apple-store-china-drove-its-revenue-growth-july/?yptr=yahoo

 

Google researcher details iOS exploit that can take over an iPhone with a text message

https://bgr.com/2019/08/08/imessage-bug-google-project-zero-details/

 

Four Years of Windows 10: Our Favorite 15 Improvements

https://www.howtogeek.com/434851/four-years-of-windows-10-our-favorite-15-improvements/

 

Founder of site linked to mass shootings says he created 'a monster'

https://news.yahoo.com/founder-linked-mass-shootings-says-135125116.html

 

The 15 Best Amazon Originals You’ve Never Heard Of

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-amazon-originals/

 

Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

For years we’ve been flailing in the dark after bad patches wreaked havoc on Windows PCs. It often took days, or weeks, to identify bugs based on sporadic reports. The last two months have seen improvement, but there's still a lot of unexplained grunge.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3402337/microsoft-is-better-at-documenting-patch-problems-but-issues-abound.html

 

How to Connect an iPad to a Projector

Use your iPad as a projector for presentations and movies

https://www.lifewire.com/connect-ipad-to-projector-4580611

 

Try These AI-Powered Image Recognition ToolsCategory: Search-Engines

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_aipowered_image_recognition_tools.html

 

Uber talks about its Progressive Web App, why desktop is important

Recent changes to Uber's web experience show that the company is serious about supporting desktop users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/uber-talks-about-progressive-web-app-why-desktop-important

 

How to clear cache in Chrome, Firefox and Safari

Fix your browser and reclaim hard drive space with these steps

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796

 

5 free and reliable cloning tools (I use No. 2)

Image your drives for free with the help of one of these reliable tools.

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-and-reliable-cloning-tools/

 

How to get Phone notifications on your Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/get-phone-notifications-on-windows-10

 

Eyes on Sony’s CLED (Crystal LED) display technology: Samsung isn’t the only player in the Micro LED game

Sony's Crystal LED video-wall technology looks astounding, far better than any conventional commercial-cinema or home-based display I've ever seen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3429636/sony-crystal-led-display-technology.html

 

THE BEST NOTE-TAKING APPS FOR CLASS, WORK, AND LIFE

Nothing is perfect

https://www.theverge.com/this-is-my-next/2018/8/31/17630496/best-note-taking-app-google-keep-iawriter-school

 

All the big announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNKbwuKpkg4

 

Alexa now speaks as slowly (or quickly) as you need

The accessibility feature is available in the US today.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/amazon-alexa-speeds-speak-faster-slower/

 

What to do if you lose your phone on vacation

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

 

Bogus Satellite Nav Signals Send Autonomous Cars Off the Road

At the Black Hat security conference, a researcher demonstrated how making tweaks to navigation signals could send a self-driving car careening off the road.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370057/bogus-satellite-nav-signals-send-autonomous-cars-off-the-roa

 

This iPhone photo printer doesn’t even need ink to print

https://bgr.com/2019/08/05/iphone-photos-printer-discounted-on-amazon/

 

How to Control Your Ceiling Fans in a Smarthome

https://www.howtogeek.com/428971/how-to-control-your-ceiling-fans-in-a-smarthome/

 

Google Chrome 76 blocks Flash-based games, The Abyss fights back

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-chrome-76-blocks-flash-080012243.html

 

16 Free Ways to Download Any Video Off the Internet

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/18-free-ways-to-download-any-video-off-the-internet/

 

All the ways iOS 13 is going to be faster than iOS 12

Your iPhone is

getting another free speed boost later this year.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3401516/all-the-ways-ios-13-is-going-to-be-faster-than-ios-12.html

 

The 9 Best Ways to Use the iPad Camera

Use Your iPad camera for more than photos

https://www.lifewire.com/best-ways-to-use-ipad-camera-4176324

 

Beyond Google: The Other Search EnginesCategory: Search-Engines

https://askbobrankin.com/beyond_google_the_other_search_engines.html

 

Best Dell XPS 15 Ethernet Adapters in 2019  (these work on any computer for ethernet (wire cable) access to the Internet)

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-dell-xps-15-ethernet-adapters

 

How to use AirDrop

Move photos, files and more between your Apple devices

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-airdrop

 

Russian phishing campaign using AWS to host landing pages designed to avoid detection

Assets used as part of phishing campaigns are being hosted on AWS, with heavy XOR obfuscation to limit detection, according to a Proofpoint report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/russian-phishing-campaign-using-aws-to-host-landing-pages-designed-to-avoid-detection/

 

A problem prevented the document from being scanned

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/a-problem-prevented-the-document-from-being-scanned

 

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

 

Why we like fake stuff on Facebook

Separating fact and fiction turns out to be fun

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/8/2/20751053/facebook-fake-pages-pro-wrestling-wwe

 

Apple locks new iPhone batteries to prevent third-party repair, report says

It's yet another change that keep iPhone owners inside Apple's ecosystem.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/apple-locks-new-iphone-batteries-to-prevent-third-party-repair-report-says/

 

Apple Music's Digital Masters catalog helps you find high-quality tunes

It's not lossless audio, but it could be close enough.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/apple-music-digital-masters/

 

You and the kids will love this cool Google feature

https://www.komando.com/tips/566313/you-and-the-kids-will-love-this-cool-google-feature

 

11 Apps and Services to Help You Stay Safe on Campus

Don't take your safety for granted. These apps, services, and gadgets will help you communicate your location to trusted contacts and get help should trouble arise.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/369769/11-apps-and-services-to-help-you-stay-safe-on-campus

 

The best-selling surround sound speaker system on Amazon is somehow only $59.99 right now

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/surround-sound-speakers-amazon-best-selling/

 

How to Make Your Garage Door Smart

https://www.howtogeek.com/434038/how-to-make-your-garage-door-smart/

 

Apple to restrict Facebook's messaging apps feature - The Information

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-restrict-facebooks-messaging-apps-214900986.html

 

The 6 Best Free Online Landscape and Garden Design Tools

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/online-landscape-and-garden-design-tools/

 

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

 

The 9 Best Ways to Use the iPad Camera

Use Your iPad camera for more than photos

https://www.lifewire.com/best-ways-to-use-ipad-camera-4176324

 

nGeekly Update - 07 August 2019Category: Tech-News

https://askbobrankin.com/ngeekly_update_07_august_2019.html

 

How to watch Blu-ray discs on Windows 10

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-watch-blu-ray-discs-windows-10

 

How to edit a PDF for free

The easiest way to edit a PDF

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-edit-a-pdf-for-free

 

Ransomware attacks on businesses up 365% this year

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting businesses with ransomware instead of consumers for a bigger payout, according to Malwarebytes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ransomware-attacks-on-businesses-up-365-this-year/

 

Fix Windows 10 Remote Desktop Black Screen issues

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-rdp-black-screen

 

Samsung SmartThings Cam review: A top-notch security cam particularly suited to SmartThings users

But this pint-sized camera will make a great impression on anyone with basic surveillance needs.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3430396/samsung-smartthings-cam-review.html

 

Swiss drone crashes near children, forcing suspension of delivery program

The parachute failed to properly deploy

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20751383/swiss-drone-crash-delivery-program-suspended-matternet-post-hospital-samples

 

Microsoft contractors listen to your Skype and Cortana activity, but don’t freak out

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/microsoft-voice-recordings-contractors-listen-to-skype-cortana-activity/

 

HBO's 'Euphoria' isn't afraid to show how teens really use tech

The series offers an unflinching look at modern high school life.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/euphoria-hbo-review-teen-tech/

 

Easy online photo editor that's great for beginners

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/581189/pixlr-x-powerful-free-photo-editing-app

 

Should I Use a VPN to Stream Sports?

A PCMag reader hopes to use a VPN to stream their favorite sporting events to a smart TV. Senior security analyst Max Eddy explains that while this can work, it's a complicated and morally fraught process.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369670/should-i-use-a-vpn-to-stream-sports

 

How to get a $15 Amazon credit for free

https://bgr.com/2019/08/06/amazon-gift-card-free-15-credit-how-to/

 

How to Switch to Editing Mode in Excel

https://www.howtogeek.com/435378/how-to-switch-to-editing-mode-in-excel/

 

CBS, AT&T sign multi-year contract; ends 20 day-long blackout

https://news.yahoo.com/cbs-t-renew-contract-ending-120643883.html

 

How to Check Your Windows Experience Score on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-windows-experience-score-windows-10/

 

Apple issues voluntary recall of 15-inch MacBook Pro

Laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 are affected.

https://www.techconnect.com/article/3404218/apple-issues-voluntary-recall-of-15-inch-macbook-pro.html

 

The 8 Best Free VPNs For Android In 2019

You don't have to pay to get access to these services

https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-vpns-for-android-4694523

 

Here's How to Compare Prescription Drug Prices Online

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_compare_prescription_drug_prices_online.html

 

Microsoft Teams gains several new education features to improve the assignments experience

Microsoft Teams has a new assignments experience and several features to help educators communicate with students.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-teams-gains-several-new-education-features

 

How to port forward for faster internet speeds

How to port forward and boost your connection

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-port-forward

 

Why half of hospitals plan to invest in AI by 2021

Artificial intelligence and RPA investments are slowly growing in the healthcare sector, according to a report from Olive.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-half-of-hospitals-plan-to-invest-in-ai-by-2021/

 

How to extract & list all dates between two dates in Excel

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-extract-list-all-dates-between-two-dates-in-excel

 

Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

Prices are down and quality is up. Here's what's out there and how to shop for a new TV.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3316544/best-tvs.html

 

Domino’s asks the Supreme Court to shut down a lawsuit requiring its website be accessible to blind people

Domino’s is arguing the requirements would be inconsistent and costly

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/1/20750913/dominos-pizza-website-accessible-blind-supreme-court-lawsuit

 

WhatsApp Hack Attack Can Change Your Messages

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/08/07/whatsapp-hack-attack-changes-your-messages-and-facebook-doesnt-seem-to-care/

 

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands

Critics say the company should be using AI instead.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/microsoft-contractors-listen-skype-translations-cortana/

 

Why hackers target small businesses (and what to do to stay safe)

https://www.komando.com/small-business/582941/why-hackers-target-small-businesses-and-what-to-do-to-stay-safe

 

Facebook Users Can Sue Over Facial Recognition, Court Rules

Facebook users in Illinois claim the tech giant violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, which requires companies to obtain consent when collecting their biometric information.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370082/facebook-users-can-sue-over-facial-recognition-court-rules

 

Logitech’s iPad stylus is always cheaper than the Apple Pencil, but right now it’s an extra $20 off

https://bgr.com/2019/08/06/best-ipad-stylus-logitech-crayon-sale/

 

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology, and each has attributes that make them useful in specific enterprise roles.

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3402316/when-to-use-5g-when-to-use-wi-fi-6.html

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What are RFID wallets? [2019 Ultimate Guide]

https://stylishcarry.com/what-are-rfid-wallets/

 

DARPA to Bring its Smart Ballot Boxes to DEF CON for Hacking

The agency this week will share the source code and hardware specifications for the secure voting system prototypes.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/darpa-to-bring-its-smart-ballot-boxes-to-def-con-for-hacking/d/d-id/1335418

 

Search Printed Text Using Your iPhone's Camera With SearchCam

https://lifehacker.com/search-printed-text-using-your-iphones-camera-with-sear-1836886554

 

Hardware vulnerability bypasses Spectre and Meltdown patches

It impacts all Windows systems using Intel and AMD processors since 2012.

https://www.cnet.com/news/hardware-vulnerability-bypasses-spectre-and-meltdown-patches/

 

How to Create 'Memories' Photo Slideshows on the iPhone and iPad

Your iPhone and iPad can create slideshows of your favorite memories

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-create-photo-memories-on-the-ipad-4089908

 

At A Glance: NEC MultiSync EA271F-BK Review

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296161-at-a-glance-nec-multisync-ea271f-bk-review

 

Microsoft Cortana voice commands to control Windows 10 PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cortana-voice-commands-pc

 

How Google's Pixel 4 radar system could be more than a gimmick

Before you write off Google's new hand gesture feature as yet another mobile tech parlor trick, consider some critical points about the technology behind it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3428997/google-pixel-4-radar.html

 

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/

 

Windows 10 Leak Has “Cloud Download” For Reinstalling Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/435338/windows-10-leak-has-cloud-download-for-reinstalling-windows/

 

Why Everyone Should Try the Raspberry Pi 4: New Features and Impressive Specs

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-4-overview/

 

Samsung crams 100 layers and more speed into its latest SSD

And it did it in just 13 months.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/06/samsung-crams-100-layers-and-more-speed-into-its-latest-ssd/?yptr=yahoo

 

Custom Cursor for Chrome

Customize your Chrome cursor with this extension that features an impressive collection of various cursors, in all shapes and sizes

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

 

Get back all the ports Apple took away from its laptops for $26

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/usb-c-adapter-amazon-prime-hub/

 

U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

https://news.yahoo.com/u-appeals-court-voids-google-184839382.html

 

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

Samsung's pen-enabled phone now has a little sibling. Or is it a big sibling? We take a closer look and play around.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/370001/hands-on-with-the-samsung-galaxy-note-10-and-note-10

 

Don't get burned! Popular pain relief product recalled

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/567051/pain-relief-heat-wrap-recalled

 

Researcher Find Open 'Road Map' to Honda Computers

An unprotected database, now secured, contained information on every computer owned by the automobile giant.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/researcher-find-open-road-map-to-honda-computers/d/d-id/1335413

 

Access Millions of Newly Digitized Holocaust Records for Free

https://lifehacker.com/access-millions-of-newly-digitized-holocaust-records-fo-1836879628

 

Twitter may have shared your data with ad partners without consent

Data collected without your permission may include information about ads you engaged with and assumptions about devices you use.

https://www.cnet.com/news/twitter-may-have-shared-your-data-with-ad-partners-without-consent/

 

A New User's Guide to the iPad

https://www.lifewire.com/ipad-training-101-new-users-1994515

 

AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Family is Dominating Sales at European Retailer

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296169-amds-ryzen-3000-family-is-dominating-sales-at-european-retailer

 

Red X on folders, files or Hard Drive in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/red-x-on-folders-files-or-hard-drive-in-windows-10

 

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3043552/windows-10-quick-tips-get-the-most-out-of-cortana.html

 

Nirsoft's SearchMyFiles 3.00 adds new find text in files option

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/28/nirsofts-searchmyfiles-3-0-adds-find-text-files-option/

 

How to Check Available Storage on an iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/434257/how-to-check-available-storage-on-an-iphone-or-ipad/

 

How to Use Evernote’s Secrets to Remember Everything

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remember-everything-save-evernote/

 

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands

Critics say the company should be using AI instead.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/07/microsoft-contractors-listen-skype-translations-cortana/?yptr=yahoo

 

Ghostery for Chrome (Also works in FireFox (Add-ons))

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

 

So, is this the iPhone of our dreams?

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/iphone-11-release-date-coming-we-want-iphone-12/

 

Apple's New ASMR iPhone Commercials Aim to Make Your Spine Tingle

https://news.yahoo.com/apples-asmr-iphone-commercials-aim-193430938.html

 

APT41 Is Not Your Usual Chinese Hacker Group

APT41 is 'highly agile and persistent,' FireEye says. In one instance, the group deployed over 150 unique pieces of malware in a year-long campaign against a single target.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370008/apt41-is-not-your-usual-chinese-hacker-group

 

Watch out for fake bank sites

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563340/watch-out-for-fake-bank-sites

 

Flaws in SanDisk SSD Dashboard Present Malware & Data Loss Risks

Organizations using the utility should immediately install the latest version of the software, security vendor Trustwave says.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/flaws-in-sandisk-ssd-dashboard-present-malware-and-data-loss-risks/d/d-id/1335407

 

Update Your Vizio SmartCast TV to Get AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-vizio-smartcast-tv-to-get-airplay-2-and-hom-1836885442

 

We believe Apple will announce the iPhone 11 on this day

We predict the exact date when Apple will unveil the iPhone 11, 11R and 11 Max.

https://www.cnet.com/news/we-believe-apple-announce-iphone-11-on-this-day-iphone-11r-max-release-date/

 

How to Screen Record on iPad

Use the Control Center to Record On-Screen Activity

https://www.lifewire.com/screen-record-on-ipad-4584762

 

FTC Toadies for Equifax, Begs Citizens to Register for Largely Worthless Credit Monitoring

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/296093-ftc-equifax-begs-citizens-credit-monitoring

 

Altap Salamander is free 2-panel File Manager for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/altap-salamander-file-manager-windows

 

How to customize the settings in mpv

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/27/how-to-customize-the-settings-in-mpv/

 

How to Enable Picture-in-Picture on Chrome

https://www.howtogeek.com/429136/how-to-enable-picture-in-picture-on-chrome/

 

Should You Install Arch Linux? 10 Reasons for Arch-Based Distros

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-install-arch-linux/

 

How to Specify when Storage Sense Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112382-automatically-make-onedrive-files-demand-online-only-windows-10-a.html

 

Info-Base

Store and organize notes, comments or other pieces of information with this intuitive and effective personal information management tool

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

 

Can Intel Crack NVIDIA and AMD's Duopoly in Gaming GPUs?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/intel-crack-nvidia-amd-apos-144843065.html

 

I Improved My Writing With Grammarly, and So Can You

Online writing tool Grammarly catches more errors than any spellchecker, says productivity expert Jill Duffy, but you have to be a confident enough writer to know when to take its suggestions and when to ignore them.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/342625/i-improved-my-writing-with-grammarly-and-so-can-you

 

Update now! One call in this Facebook app gives hackers access to your entire phone

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/566863/update-now-one-call-in-this-facebook-app-gives-hackers-access-to-your-entire-phone

 

Why the Network Is Central to IoT Security

Is there something strange about your network activity? Better make sure all of your IoT devices are under control.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/why-the-network-is-central-to-iot-security/a/d-id/1335367

 

How to Text 911 in an Emergency

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-text-911-in-an-emergency-1836879514

 

Capital One data breach: Here's what to do

https://www.cnet.com/videos/capital-one-data-breach-heres-what-to-do/

 

How to Delete Movies from iPad

Free up space and organize your iPad by erasing movies

https://www.lifewire.com/delete-movies-ipad-4582412

 

Microsoft Revamps Windows 10 Model: Fewer Yearly Updates, Insider Changes

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/295567-microsoft-unveils-new-windows-10-update-model-insider

 

How to install & run Microsoft Works on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/install-run-microsoft-works-on-windows-10

 

Top web browsers 2019: Chrome swallows more share

Its biggest monthly user-share gain in three years pushes Google’s browser ever closer to the 70% mark.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199425/top-web-browsers-2019-chrome-swallows-more-share.html

 

Malwarebytes releases AdwCleaner 7.4 featuring preinstalled software cleaning

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/26/malwarebytes-releases-adwcleaner-7-4-featuring-preinstalled-software-cleaning/

 

How to Convert a Video or Audio File Using VLC

https://www.howtogeek.com/434475/how-to-convert-a-video-or-audio-file-using-vlc/

 

5 Ways to Safely Test Your Antivirus Software

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-safely-test-your-antivirus-software/

 

Hyper-V - Native Boot VHD

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/53256-hyper-v-native-boot-vhd.html

 

EasyJoin

Send files between multiple multiple types of both mobile and desktop devices, as well as share links and messages, all the help of this useful app

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

 

The Note 10 is finally here, but definitely get the Pixel 3 XL on sale for $300 off instead

https://bgr.com/2019/08/07/galaxy-note-10-vs-pixel-3-xl-amazon-sale/

 

AT&T employees bribed more than $1M to unlock phones, install malware, DOJ says

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/t-employees-bribed-more-1m-unlock-phones-install-151100932.html

 

How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Did you forget the password for your Windows 10 PC? You can change it whether you’re using a Microsoft Account or a local account.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/362064/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-windows-10-password

 

Are Chromebooks really virus free?

https://www.komando.com/tips/567131/are-chromebooks-really-virus-free

 

More Companies Don't Rely on Passwords Alone Anymore

New research shows how enterprises are adding additional layers of authentication.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/more-companies-dont-rely-on-passwords-alone-anymore/d/d-id/1335398

 

The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-system-found-unauthorized-changes-on-the-firmware

 

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What Intel’s new Ice Lake chips could mean for future MacBooks

Intel just launched its 10th-generation mobile CPUs. Here’s what you can expect if and when Apple puts them in its laptops.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429576/what-intels-new-ice-lake-chips-could-mean-for-future-macbooks.html

 

The latest Raspberry Pi alternatives for you to try

https://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/the-latest-raspberry-pi-alternatives-for-you-to-try/

 

100 million Capital One credit card applications hacked: What you need to know (and do next)

What happened, who’s affected, and what comes next

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3428616/capital-one-credit-card-application-hack-faq.html

 

How to Save a Picture on Mac

See an image you like? Save it!

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-save-picture-mac-4570947

 

Microsoft's Your Phone might be pre-installed on some Samsung devices

Samsung phones have worked well with Your Phone so far, and they might ship with it in the future.

https://www.windowscentral.com/your-phone-might-be-pre-installed-samsung-devices-0

 

New SystemBC Malware Uses Your PC to Hide Malicious Traffic

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-systembc-malware-uses-your-pc-to-hide-malicious-traffic/

 

Try This, For Faster and Safer InternetCategory: Security

https://askbobrankin.com/try_this_for_faster_and_safer_internet.html

 

Airplane Mode turns on by itself in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/airplane-mode-turns-on-by-itself-in-windows-10

 

How to Reset Your Apple AirPods

https://www.howtogeek.com/434747/how-to-reset-your-apple-airpods/

 

A Lost Windows Password Is No Problem with iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reset-windows-password-isumsoft-windows-password-refixer/

 

6 Ways to Copy Files Faster in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-to-copy-files-faster-in-windows/

 

The FTC is looking into the Amazon and Apple deal that crushed small reseller

Experts say the deal raises serious antitrust concerns

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20751482/ftc-amazon-apple-iphone-reseller-agreement-antitrust

 

Eyes on Sony’s CLED (Crystal LED) display technology: Samsung isn’t the only player in the Micro LED game

Sony's Crystal LED video-wall technology looks astounding, far better than any conventional commercial-cinema or home-based display I've ever seen.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3429636/sony-crystal-led-display-technology.html

 

FCC bans spoofed text messages and international robocalls

It can punish the 'bad actors' behind the scams too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/02/fcc-bans-spoofed-text-messages-international-robocalls/

 

3 tools to snoop on kids' and family's computers and phones

https://www.komando.com/tips/398539/how-to-snoop-on-your-kids-and-grandkids

 

How HackerOne's White Hat Army Makes the World a Safer Place

HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos explains how the site offers hacking as a service and lets talented hackers turn a hobby into a potentially lucrative side project.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368833/how-hackerones-white-hat-army-makes-the-world-a-safer-place

 

Apple halts Siri ‘grading’ program, promises opt-out in upcoming software update

The right response.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429581/apple-halts-siri-grading-program-promises-opt-out-in-upcoming-software-update.html

 

Why the road to 5G might be longer than expected

While the 5G hype rings loud in the enterprise, less than 2% of devices will be 5G enabled next year, according to PwC.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-road-to-5g-might-be-longer-than-expected/

 

Intel 10th gen Ice Lake Performance pre-review: Come for the new cores, stay for the graphics

Should you wait to buy a 10th-gen Ice Lake laptop? The answer is, probably.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3412071/intel-10th-gen-ice-lake-performance-benchmarks.html

 

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste on a Mac

Put stuff where you want it!

https://www.lifewire.com/cut-copy-paste-on-mac-4427671

 

Everything you need to start streaming games to Twitch or YouTube

Whether you need a microphone or good broadcasting software, it's all here.

https://www.windowscentral.com/accessories-youll-need-begin-streaming-games-twitch-or-youtube

 

DealPly Adware Abuses Microsoft Smartscreen to Boost AV Evasion

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dealply-adware-abuses-microsoft-smartscreen-to-boost-av-evasion/

 

Free Bank Accounts at Walmart?Category: Finance

https://askbobrankin.com/free_bank_accounts_at_walmart.html

 

How to deactivate Truecaller account and unlist mobile number

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-deactivate-truecaller-account-and-unlist-mobile-number

 

How to Secure Your Synology NAS from Ransomware

https://www.howtogeek.com/435452/how-to-secure-your-synology-nas-from-ransomware/

 

How to Upgrade a Raspberry Pi to Raspbian Buster

https://www.maketecheasier.com/upgrade-raspberry-pi-raspbian-buster/

 

5 Free Courses and Apps for Yoga Beginners to Learn and Practice

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/free-courses-apps-yoga-beginners-learn/

 

Space startup aims to launch thousands of satellite ‘cell towers’ that connect to the average phone

Filling in coverage gaps from space

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20746947/ubiquitilink-satellite-cell-tower-space-mega-constellation

 

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

 

Clothing resale site Poshmark suffers data breach

Emails, names, clothing sizes and hashed passwords were taken.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/02/poshmark-data-breach/

 

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

 

YouTube: We'll Take 'Hard Look' at Our Online Harassment Policy

YouTube sparked online outrage after it declined to suspend conservative commentator Steven Crowder's YouTube channel despite the fact that he repeatedly harassed a Vox reporter.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368846/youtube-well-take-hard-look-at-our-online-harassment-pol

 

Avira Free Antivirus review: Solid protection for your Mac

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac is a fairly barebones suite, but it offers highly rated protection at no cost to users.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3411927/avira-free-antivirus-review.html

 

Does Apple secretly throttle older phones? Another lawsuit claims yes

While Apple has admitted to slowing some older phones to combat aging batteries, more than 60 class action lawsuits are seeking to sue the tech giant.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/does-apple-secretly-throttle-older-phones-another-lawsuit-claims-yes/

 

AMD CEO confirms high-end Radeon 'Navi' graphics cards are coming

Lisa Su teases bigger Radeon Navi GPUs are "on track" during a financial earnings call.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3429199/amd-ceo-confirms-high-end-radeon-navi-graphics-cards-are-coming.html

 

How to Use a Multi-Button Mouse with Your Mac

Assign a Primary and a Secondary Mouse Click in the System Preferences

https://www.lifewire.com/use-multi-button-mouse-mac-2260728

 

How to quickly pause and resume OneDrive file syncing on Windows 10

Do you need to stop syncing files to OneDrive temporarily? Here's how on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-quickly-pause-and-resume-onedrive-file-syncing-windows-10

 

New Hexane Group Targets Oil and Gas, Telco Providers

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-hexane-group-targets-oil-and-gas-telco-providers/

 

Are You Fed Up With Telemarketers? (here's the answer)Category: Telephony

https://askbobrankin.com/are_you_fed_up_with_telemarketers_heres_the_answer.html

 

How to turn on or off Mobile Hotspot remotely in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-on-or-off-mobile-hotspot-remotely-in-windows-10

 

How to Factory Reset a Router

https://www.howtogeek.com/434350/how-to-factory-reset-a-router/

 

What Is /dev/null in Linux?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/dev-null-in-linux/

 

10 New Linux Ubuntu 19.04 Features and How to Use Them

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/new-linux-ubuntu-features/

 

Verizon overhauls its ‘unlimited’ offerings with four new plans and $5 price cuts

Verizon is still completely unaware of what ‘unlimited’ means

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20750716/verizon-unlimited-plans-new-four-5-price-cut-get-more-start-do-play-5g-data

 

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

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

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

 

YouTube tweaked its algorithm to surface 'quality family content'

The updated algorithm reportedly surfaces family-friendly content even for those who don't watch them.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/02/youtube-algorithm-quality-family-content/

 

Forget your Android password? Here's how to reset it

https://www.komando.com/tips/566287/forget-your-android-password-3-ways-to-reset-it

 

Google Maps to Show Hurricane Forecasts, Earthquake Strike Maps

The app will also soon show navigation warnings when your route may be impacted by a crisis.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368826/google-maps-to-show-hurricane-forecasts-earthquake-strike-m

 

Apple TV Channels FAQ: Services, pricing, availability, and everything else you need to know

You can buy and watch third-party streaming services right within Apple's TV app, but support is limited.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3384743/apple-tv-channels-faq-services-pricing-availability-and-everything-else-you-need-to-know.html

 

How to use a Yubikey on Linux with an encrypted drive

Looking to use a Yubikey for added security on your encrypted Linux drives? With a few quick commands, you'll enjoy that added layer of security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-a-yubikey-on-linux-with-an-encrypted-drive/

 

We got to benchmark Intel's 10th-gen Ice Lake CPU and here's what we think

Should you wait for a 10th gen laptop? Gordon says yes! (and no).

https://www.pcworld.com/video/97127/we-got-to-benchmark-intels-10th-gen-ice-lake-cpu-and-heres-what-we-think

 

Using the Mac Security Preference Pane

https://www.lifewire.com/use-mac-security-preference-pane-2260745

 

A beginner's guide to Mixer

Want to know more about Microsoft's streaming platform? Here are some handy pointers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/beginners-guide-to-mixer

 

Scammer Arrested After Defrauding US Universities of Over $870K

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammer-arrested-after-defrauding-us-universities-of-over-870k/

 

[TIPS] For Buying a Computer MonitorCategory: Hardware

https://askbobrankin.com/tips_for_buying_a_computer_monitor.html

 

How to create custom Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-create-custom-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-10

 

How to Change the Default Font in Google Docs

https://www.howtogeek.com/434380/how-to-change-the-default-font-in-google-docs/

 

How to Fix Cellular Data Not Working on iPhone and iPad

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-cellular-data-iphone-ipad/

 

Everything You Need to Know About Your WhatsApp Privacy Settings

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/3/edit/5206183503

 

Deleting your Siri voice recordings from Apple’s servers is confusing — here’s how

It’s way too hard

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20734681/apple-siri-privacy-settings-how-to-delete-voice-servers

 

How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3429568/how-to-keep-amazon-and-google-from-listening-to-your-alexa-and-assistant-voice-recordings.html

 

Amazon’s Ring wants to collect information from 911 calls

Ring continues cozying up to law enforcement.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/02/ring-data-911-calls/

 

5 essential offline apps for Android when there's no internet

https://www.komando.com/apps/564830/essential-offline-apps-for-when-theres-no-wifi

 

Which ISPs Spend the Most Money on Lobbying?

Last year was the biggest ISP-lobbying year on record, with $80 million spent. But over the past two decades, telecom giants including AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368813/which-isps-spend-the-most-money-on-lobbying

 

How to delete apps from your iPhone or iPad

Not going to use that app anymore? Here's how to get rid of it and clear up some storage space.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3322996/how-to-delete-apps-from-your-iphone-or-ipad.html

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