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Sat 08/17/2019 1709
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Mon 08/12/2019 1704
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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Which streaming TV bundle is the best deal for cord-cutters? Our head-to-head reviews hash it out.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3211536/best-tv-streaming-services.html

 

Laptop Touchpad Not Working? Here Are 7 Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/laptop-touchpad-not-working-fixes/

 

Vivaldi to stop using unique user IDs in upcoming versions of the browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/15/vivaldi-to-stop-using-unique-user-ids-in-upcoming-versions-of-the-browser/

 

European Central Bank Website Hit by Malware Attack

The website was infected with malware that stole information on subscribers to a bank newsletter.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/european-central-bank-website-hit-by-malware-attack/d/d-id/1335544

 

PDFs are a monster to edit, but these four free apps make it easy

Whether you're on an iPhone, Android phone, Mac or PC, I found free and easy ways to add text, sign documents and fill out forms.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/pdfs-are-a-monster-to-edit-but-these-four-free-apps-make-it-easy/

 

Lateral Phishing Used To Attack Organizations On Global Scale

https://blog.knowbe4.com/lateral-phishing-used-to-attack-organizations-on-global-scale

 

How to create a custom gamerpic for your Xbox Live profile

Custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-custom-gamerpic-your-xbox-live-profile

 

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 review: A stunning value supercharged by clever software tricks

Nine. Dollars.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3431151/sapphire-pulse-rx-5700-review.html

 

'Contractors' Listen to Live Skype Calls

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10598/contractors-listen-live-skype-calls

 

Hy-Vee supermarkets report POS cyber incident

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/hy-vee-supermarkets-report-pos-cyber-incident/

 

Why 72% of people still recycle passwords

Users recycle the same password an average of four times, according to a Security.org report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-72-of-people-still-recycle-passwords/

 

HOW TO RESET PC KEEPING PERSONAL FILES ON WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 includes a feature to quickly reset your PC to factory default settings without losing your files when things are not working correctly.

https://pureinfotech.com/reset-pc-keeping-files-windows-10/

 

TROM-Jaro: A New Twist on Open Source Freedom

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/TROM-Jaro-A-New-Twist-on-Open-Source-Freedom-86160.html

 

Google Rolls Out Password-Free Logins for Android Users

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296508-google-rolls-out-password-free-logins-for-android-users

 

Thredd for Chrome

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

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

 

Refurbished vs. Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned: Which Is Better?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/refurbished-vs-used-vs-certified-pre-owned/

 

Huge iPhone 11 leak reveals surprising new details no one expected

https://bgr.com/2019/08/15/iphone-11-release-date-coming-specs-leak-surprising-details/

 

Windows 10 Will Show GPU Temperature in the Task Manager

https://www.howtogeek.com/437378/windows-10-will-show-gpu-temperature-in-the-task-manager/

 

Apple Sues Corellium Over 'Illegal Replication' of iOS

Apple alleges copyright infringement because Corellium is selling virtual copies of iOS and is 'profiting off its blatant infringement.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370222/apple-sues-corellium-over-illegal-replication-of-ios

 

Worried about the harmful effects of technology? This major watch company wants to help

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587888/famous-watchmaker-wants-to-keep-you-safe-from-tech-gadgets

 

How to Use Chocolatey to Easily Install and Update Windows Programs

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-chocolatey-to-install-update-windows-programs/

 

How to enable Clipboard History in Windows 10 and customize it

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/14/how-to-enable-clipboard-history-in-windows-10/

 

Financial Phishing Grows in Volume and Sophistication in First Half of 2019

Criminals are using the tools intended to protect consumers to attack them through techniques that are becoming more successful with each passing month.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/financial-phishing-grows-in-volume-and-sophistication-in-first-half-of-2019/d/d-id/1335528

 

Apple Watch 5: Rumors, price, fitness features, battery and more

What Apple could introduce for our wrists in 2019, or so we've heard.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-5-series-rumors-price-what-to-expect-battery-fitness/

 

Mimecast Identifies Brand New Phishing Tactic Called "SHTML"

https://blog.knowbe4.com/mimecast-identifies-brand-new-phishing-tactic-called-shtml

 

New Skype icon comes to Android, joining iOS which received it earlier this week

Skype users on Android have a fresh new icon to look at.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-skype-icon-comes-android-joining-ios-which-received-it-earlier-week

 

Windows 10: What to expect in the next two releases

It's still early, but here's what we know.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3411556/windows-10-what-to-expect-in-19h2-and-20h1-releases.html

 

Scammed by Quick PC Experts? Here's What to Do

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10601/scammed-quick-pc-experts-heres-what-do

 

Court orders Georgia to replace DRE voting machines with paper ballot systems by 2020 presidential primary

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/government-and-defense/election-coverage/court-orders-georgia-to-replace-dre-voting-machines-with-paper-ballot-systems-by-2020-presidential-primary/

 

Deep Fakes Getting Better Every Day With AI / Machine Learning

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/t/deep-fakes-getting-better-every-day-with-ai-machine-learning/4439

 

How to backup and restore config file on FreeNAS

If you're using FreeNAS to share files and folders with Windows 10 users, use these steps to protect the configurations that you spend countless hours setting up.

https://pureinfotech.com/backup-restore-config-file-freenas/

 

Emmabuntüs Is a Hidden Linux Gem

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Emmabunts-Is-a-Hidden-Linux-Gem-86145.html

 

Latest Pixel 4 Leak Points to 90Hz Display, 6GB of RAM

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296383-latest-pixel-4-leak-points-to-90hz-display-6gb-of-ram

 

X-Mouse Button Control

A simple and effective software utility that helps you to expand the capabilities of your mouse and quickly remap all the buttons

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/X-Mouse-Button-Control.shtml

 

7 Reasons You Should Be Using a Password Manager

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-use-password-manager/

 

An Apple insider with a stellar track record just leaked Apple Watch Series 5 details

https://bgr.com/2019/08/16/apple-watch-series-5-rumors-oled-display-release/

 

Can You Use AirDrop on a Windows PC or Android Phone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/436999/can-you-use-airdrop-on-a-windows-pc-or-android-phone/

 

Browser Settings Too Complex? Let Firefox Handle That for You

Firefox SVP David Camp doesn't want internet users wasting time 'understanding how the internet is watching you.' He explains how security features like Firefox Lockwise, Monitor, and the upcoming premium version of the browser will make that a reality.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370124/browser-settings-too-complex-let-firefox-handle-that-for-yo

 

This security flaw allows hackers to steal your photos

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587882/one-thing-you-must-do-to-keep-your-photos-safe-from-hackers

 

5 Ways to Put Raspberry Pi 4 to Good Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/put-raspberry-pi4-good-use/

 

A look at MX Linux 18.3

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/14/a-look-at-mx-linux-18-3/

 

Stronger Defenses Force Cybercriminals to Rethink Strategy

Researchers see the rise of new relationships and attack techniques as criminals put companies' resilience to the test.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/stronger-defenses-force-cybercriminals-to-rethink-strategy/d/d-id/1335527

 

Google Pixel 4 rumors: 'Face ID' and gesture controls: Leaks, design, specs, price and more

Google's next flagship is definitely on its way. Keep tabs on the other rumors about the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-pixel-4-rumors-face-id-and-gesture-controls-leaks-design-specs-price-more/

 

[Scam of The Week] New 'US State Police' Phishing Extortion Scam Includes Contact Numbers

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-new-us-state-police-phishing-extortion-scam-includes-contact-numbers

 

Best Durable Mice for Students in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-durable-mice-students

 

Why lower clock speeds on Intel 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs aren't a disaster

Megahertz still matters, but there's more to the story.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3431219/why-the-lower-clock-speeds-on-intels-10th-gen-ice-lake-cpus-arent-a-disaster.html

 

Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attacks-grow-rampant-paying-still-not-a-good-option/

 

The Freakonomics of malware: What security leaders can learn by studying incentives

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/the-freakonomics-of-malware-what-security-leaders-can-learn-by-studying-incentives/

 

"26 Awesome Uses for a Raspberry Pi"

https://makeuseof.tradepub.com/free/w_makc02/

 

What’s the difference between 5400 and 7200 RPM hard drives?

If you're trying to decide between a 5400 RPM and a 7200 RPM hard drive, in this guide, we'll see the difference between the two and when you should get each one.

https://pureinfotech.com/difference-5400-7200-rpm-hard-drives/

 

[Fix] HTTPS Errors and Warning Messages on Secure Websites in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/fix-https-errors-and-warning-messages-on-secure-websites-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

How to Manually Scan Files, Folders, and Drives with Windows Defender in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/84796-how-scan-windows-defender-windows-10-a.html

 

QOwnNotes

Create notes on your computer that you can sort, organize, export or print and also attach images, paste HTML or media and encrypt

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

 

Finder’s Quick Actions Complete Mac Tasks in One Click

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/finder-quick-actions/

 

iPhone 11 may feature the same stunning display tech as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10

https://bgr.com/2019/08/16/iphone-11-release-specs-oled-display-camera/

 

How to Use Virtual Desktops on Chrome OS

https://www.howtogeek.com/437202/how-to-use-virtual-desktops-on-chrome-os/

 

Which Countries Are Best-Prepared for Cybercrime Response?

While countries including Singapore, the US, France, Canada, and Japan have among the highest Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) scores, readiness goes only so far in the ever-evolving cyberattack-threat landscape.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370202/which-countries-are-best-prepared-for-cybercrime-response

 

If you owned this faulty phone, Google may owe you $500

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587897/if-you-owned-this-phone-google-may-owe-you-500

 

5 Reasons Your Laptop is Randomly Shutting Down and How to Fix Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/reasons-laptop-randomly-shut-down/

 

Tab Notes lets you write and save notes in Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/13/tab-notes-lets-you-write-and-save-notes-in-firefox-and-chrome/

 

Google Analyzes Pilfered Password Reuse

Password Checkup data shows some users still reuse their exposed passwords.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/google-analyzes-pilfered-password-reuse/d/d-id/1335550

 

The best password managers of 2019 and how to use them

Ditch the sticky notes and get peace of mind. Our favorite password managers will be your first defense against getting hacked.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-password-managers-of-2019/

 

Microsoft Discovers New Excel-Based Attack to Deliver the FlawedArmmyRAT Malware

https://blog.knowbe4.com/microsoft-discovers-new-excel-based-attack-to-deliver-the-flawedarmmyrat-malware

 

How to format a USB flash drive on Windows 10

Formating is a great way to quickly wipe out or fix problems with a USB flash drive, and in this guide, we show you seven ways to perform this process on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-format-usb-flash-drive-windows-10

 

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

Big-time capacity on your desk

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

 

The Single Biggest Computer Defense Decision You Must Get Right

Get it wrong, and your security risk skyrockets

https://cybersecurityventures.com/the-single-biggest-computer-defense-decision-you-must-get-right/

 

Remcos RAT campaign delivers new variant using AutoIt wrapper

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/remcos-rat-campaign-delivers-new-variant-using-autoit-wrapper/

 

3 Google privacy tips for Mac and iOS users

There are several ways to make your Google activity more private on any platform...

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432437/3-google-privacy-tips-for-mac-and-ios-users.html

 

How to edit ‘hosts’ file on Windows 10

Here are the easy steps to modify the hosts file to manually map host names to IP addresses on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/edit-hosts-file-windows-10/

 

[Nightly Update] Firefox 70.0 Comes with New Updated Logo

https://www.askvg.com/mozilla-firefox-nightly-updates/

 

How to Restore Previous Versions of Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/79490-restore-previous-versions-files-folders-drives-windows-10-a.html

 

CopyQ

Advanced clipboard manager to keep track of all recorded text clips, take notes, edit information, and paste clipboard content whenever needed

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Clipboard/Holecek-CopyQ.shtml

 

How to Spot and Remove Agent Smith Malware on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/agent-smith-malware/

 

One of the most anticipated Android flagships of 2019 was just spotted in the wild

https://bgr.com/2019/08/16/mate-30-pro-release-date-gets-closer-phone-spotted-in-the-wild/

 

How People Are Tweeting From Pretend Devices

https://www.howtogeek.com/437221/how-people-are-tweeting-from-pretend-devices/

 

Google Finds 316,000 Accounts Using Logins From Past Breaches

Google's findings are based on a free Chrome extension it released in February called Password Checkup, which will alert you when your password choice was previously found in a past data breach.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370220/google-finds-316-000-accounts-using-logins-from-past-breache

 

This new Android feature could save your life in an emergency

https://www.komando.com/tips/585938/this-new-android-feature-could-save-your-life-in-an-emergency

 

Destructive Malware Cases Increased By 200% in 2019

https://www.maketecheasier.com/destructive-malware-cases-increased-by-200/

 

Don't Buy Philips Hue Lightstrips Until You've Seen These!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CzNzzK-LRg&t=12s

 

The skills gap disconnect.

https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-hh-2019-07-18.html

 

The Nyrius Aries Pro Beams HDMI Signals Around Your House With Ease

https://www.reviewgeek.com/20312/the-nyrius-aries-pro-beams-hdmi-signals-around-your-house-with-ease/

 

Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

Too bad syncing it with your TV is such a bother.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3411441/philips-hue-play-review.html

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Apple accused of stealing dual-camera technology used in latest iPhones

https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/15/apple-accused-of-stealing-dual-camera-technology-used-in-latest-iphones

 

Newcomer EndeavourOS Offers a Friendlier Arch Linux Experience

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Newcomer-EndeavourOS-Offers-a-Friendlier-Arch-Linux-Experience-86172.html

 

Setting up your new iPhone has never been easier than this

A new iOS 12 feature makes transferring the contents of your phone a whole lot simpler.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/setting-up-your-new-iphone-has-never-been-easier-than-this/

 

Windows 7 end of lifecycle: Everything you need to know

Microsoft is set to pull the plug on Windows 7 starting January 14, 2020, and here's what you need to know to stay supported.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-7-end-of-lifecycle-details/

 

Forgot Your iPhone Passcode? Here's How to Fix It

Can't remember that passcode? We've got your iPhone fix

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-forget-your-iphone-passcode-2000279

 

Adobe Patch Tuesday tackles Reader, Acrobat flaws

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/patch-management/adobe-patch-tuesday-tackles-reader-acrobat-flaws/

 

How Microsoft Improves Finding Text on Page in Chromium Microsoft Edge

The best thing about Microsoft pushing its browser to Chromium is that the software giant can bring a major contribution to the development of this engine, helping build new features that would eventually make their way to all apps using it.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/how-microsoft-improves-finding-text-on-page-in-chromium-microsoft-edge-526998.shtml

 

How long will Microsoft continue to support desktop versions of Office?

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/16/how-long-will-microsoft-continue-to-support-desktop-versions-of-office/

 

These Dummy iOS Lightning Cables Let Hackers Remotely Access Your Devices

https://lifehacker.com/these-dummy-ios-lightning-cables-let-hackers-remotely-a-1837175081

 

Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432539/windows-10-1803-to-1903-forced-upgrades-gather-speed.html

 

Ashampoo Audio Recorder is a free Audio Recorder for Windows PC

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ashampoo-audio-recorder-is-a-free-audio-recorder-for-windows-pc

 

Why I Switched From Ubuntu to Manjaro Linux

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

 

How to Change the Look and Feel of Your Windows 10 Desktop

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-look-feel-windows-10-desktop/

 

The Current Flaws of WPA3 and What Needs to Be Fixed

https://www.maketecheasier.com/the-current-flaws-of-wpa3/

 

How to protect yourself from government phone scams

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/video/how-to-protect-yourself-from-government-phone-scams-65951301961

 

Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

This LED light strip will add some neat lighting effects to your TV, but your mileage may vary.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3428618/govee-dreamcolor-for-tv-review.html

 

8 Head-Turning Ransomware Attacks to Hit City Governments

Hackers know vulnerable systems when they see them, and they also know this: Many government systems are decades old, running Windows 7 and even Windows XP.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/8-head-turning-ransomware-attacks-to-hit-city-governments/d/d-id/1335424

 

How to Back Up Your Email Account and Access it Offline

Even Gmail goes down occasionally. If you want to ensure offline access to your messages, here's how to back up your account with an email client like Thunderbird

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/369338/how-to-back-up-your-email-account-and-access-it-offline

 

Play Doom, Oregon Trail, Warcraft and other classic games online

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/585740/play-doom-oregon-trail-warcraft-and-other-classic-games-online

 

Capital One hacking suspect hit dozens more companies, prosecutors say

A memo from prosecutors says more than 30 additional organizations, including businesses and educational groups, got nailed.

https://www.cnet.com/news/capital-one-hacking-suspect-hit-dozens-more-companies-prosecutors-say/

 

How to set router to assign static IP address automatically to Windows 10

You can configure your router to assign a static IP address configuration automatically without changing the Windows 10 settings, and here's how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/router-assign-static-ip-address-windows-10/

 

Ignore Deep Fakes at Your Own Risk

The future of the moving image: Seeing is no longer believing

https://www.lifewire.com/ignore-deep-fakes-at-your-own-risk-4767492

 

Cyberattacks hit NCH Healthcare System and Grays Harbor Community Hospital

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/cyberattacks-hit-nch-healthcare-system-and-grays-harbor-community-hospital/

 

Like Apple’s, Microsoft Contractors Also Said to Listen to User Calls, Phone Sex

Microsoft contractors tasked with analyzing data collected by a series of services are said to be provided with access to private user chats that could include confidential information and sexual encounters.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/like-apple-s-microsoft-contractors-also-said-to-listen-to-user-calls-phone-sex-527009.shtml

 

Tab Session Manager is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that saves your windows and tabs

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/16/tab-session-manager-is-an-add-on-that-saves-your-windows-and-tabs/

 

How to Fix the Latest Android Bug That's Draining Your Battery

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-the-latest-android-bug-thats-draining-your-b-1837170436

 

4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

Chromebook owners, start your engines: These four incoming features will help you focus better and work more efficiently.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432120/new-chrome-os-features.html

 

Windows Firewall is preventing or blocking your connections

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-firewall-is-preventing-or-blocking-your-connections

 

Windows 10 Will Let You Load a Custom Linux Kernel

https://www.howtogeek.com/434908/windows-10-will-let-you-load-a-custom-linux-kernel/

 

Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10? 10 Ways to Fix Pairing Problems

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bluetooth-not-working-windows-10/

 

6 Steps to Diagnose an Android Phone that Won’t Start

https://www.maketecheasier.com/diagnose-android-phone-that-wont-start/

 

New program expands internet access for low-income families

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-program-expands-internet-access-for-low-income-families-65847877640

 

Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range of bias lighting colors for your TV, but no “true” white mode

It’s got 15 colors, but lacks the 6500K white mode that videophiles crave.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3411986/luminoodle-color-bias-lighting-review.html

 

More Than 20 Data Breaches Reported Per Day in First Half of 2019

But incidents involving SSNs, addresses, birth dates were smaller than in previous years.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/more-than-20-data-breaches-reported-per-day-in-first-half-of-2019/d/d-id/1335538

 

Intel to Offer 8-Core Xeon NUC

Intel's tiny desktop PC solution is getting bigger to accomodate graphics cards, but also to help cool a Xeon E or Core i7 vPro chip.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370093/intel-to-offer-8-core-xeon-nuc

 

Watch out for this clever new way hackers can access your iPhone data

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/588314/watch-out-for-this-clever-new-way-hackers-can-access-your-iphone-data

 

Judge bars Georgia from using current voting technology in 2020

The state is in the midst of getting new voting machines and other tech.

https://www.cnet.com/news/judge-bars-georgia-from-using-current-voting-technology-in-2020/

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update

VIDEO: Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 if your computer isn't getting the update automatically once available.

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

 

The Unbearable Weight of an Overstuffed Gmail

When you run out of free Gmail space, either clean up or shell out

https://www.lifewire.com/the-unbearable-weight-of-an-overstuffed-gmail-4767300

 

Cracked.to hacking forum user data breached and leaked by rivals

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/cracked-to-hacking-forum-user-data-breached-and-leaked-by-rivals/

 

Google Chrome Will Let Users Share the Clipboard Across All Platforms

A new Google Chrome feature will allow users to copy content on one device and paste it on another, regardless of the platform that the browser is running on.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/google-chrome-will-let-users-share-the-clipboard-across-all-platforms-527014.shtml

 

How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/15/how-to-enable-ransomware-protection-in-windows-defender/

 

How Often Should You Restart Your Phone?

https://lifehacker.com/how-often-should-you-restart-your-phone-1837097837

 

Chrome, Firefox to expunge Extended Validation cert signals

Google and Mozilla have decided to eliminate Extended Validation signals in their desktop browsers; the certificates were designed to assure users they landed on a legitimate site, not a malicious copycat.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3431667/chrome-firefox-to-expunge-extended-validation-cert-signals.html

 

How to decrease or increase the Windows 10 notification display time

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/increase-the-windows-10-notification-display-time

 

What Is microSD Express, and Why Does It Matter?

https://www.howtogeek.com/436788/what-is-microsd-express-and-why-it-matters/

 

4 Essential Google Account Settings to Change for Better Security

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/google-account-settings-security/

 

Add Facebook to the List. Messenger Also Saves Recordings to Improve AI

https://www.maketecheasier.com/facebook-messenger-saves-recordings/

 

How to Convert Windows 10 from Legacy BIOS to UEFI without Data Loss

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81502-convert-windows-10-legacy-bios-uefi-without-data-loss.html

 

The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

This light source is a sight for sore eyes.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3411119/medialight-review.html

 

Adware, Trojans Hit Education Sector Hard

Students continue to be weak links for schools and universities, according to data from security firm Malwarebytes.

https://www.darkreading.com/adware-trojans-hit-education-sector-hard/d/d-id/1335533

 

Apple to Advertisers: Follow Safari Web-Tracking Rules or Else

'If a party attempts to circumvent our tracking prevention methods, we may add additional restrictions without prior notice,' Apple's new anti-tracking policy for WebKit says.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370239/apple-to-advertisers-follow-safari-web-tracking-rules-or-el

 

Protect your PC! 800 million Windows computers are at risk

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/588305/protect-your-pc-800-million-windows-computers-are-at-risk

 

FCC proposes 988 for new suicide prevention number

An agency report to Congress recommends adopting an easier number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-proposes-988-for-new-suicide-prevention-number/

 

Windows 10 version 1903: Hands-on with the 10 best features

VIDEO: The Windows 10 April 2019 Update, version 1903, is nearly complete, and this hands-on video dives deep into the best features coming in the first half of 2019.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-1903-10-best-features-video/

 

How to Take Screenshots on Android

Capture your screen in different ways on different Android devices

https://www.lifewire.com/take-screenshots-on-android-121659

 

Intel rolls out security updates for seven products

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/intel-rolls-out-security-updates-for-seven-products/

 

Microsoft Adds Another Microsoft Edge Feature to Its Chromium Browser

Back in December 2018 when it announced it would move Microsoft Edge browser to the Chromium engine, Microsoft promised it would retain the familiar look and feel of the Windows 10 application.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-adds-another-microsoft-edge-feature-to-its-chromium-browser-527006.shtml

 

Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/15/visual-basic-issues-in-windows-august-2019-updates/

 

Lifehacker's Complete Guide to Data Privacy

https://lifehacker.com/s/dataprivacy

 

31 always useful Apple productivity tips

These should help you get more from your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432540/31-always-useful-apple-productivity-tips.html

 

Difference between NTFS, FAT, FAT32 and exFAT file systems

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/ntfs-fat-fat3-exfat

 

Microsoft Will Update Notepad Through Windows 10’s Store

https://www.howtogeek.com/437384/microsoft-will-update-notepad-through-windows-10s-store/

 

The 8 Best Tools to Tweak and Customize Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-best-tools-tweak-customize-windows-10/

 

Steam Not Opening? Here Are Some Fixes

https://www.maketecheasier.com/steam-not-opening-fixes/

 

How to Create a Display Switch shortcut in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4608-create-display-switch-shortcut-windows-10-a.html

 

Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV review: This bargain bias lighting strip is a little too cool

Great for parties, so-so for video.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3410605/vansky-bias-lighting-review.html

 

7 Biggest Cloud Security Blind Spots

Cloud computing boon is for innovation, yet security organizations find themselves running into obstacles.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/7-biggest-cloud-security-blind-spots/d/d-id/1335493

 

Tiny Palm Phone Gets Tiny Service Plan

At $349, it's not cheap, but the Palm Phone is an extremely classy looking little device. And US Mobile's Palm service plan is an intriguing option for those who hate massive smartphones.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370238/tiny-palm-phone-gets-tiny-service-plan

 

How to organize a large digital photo collection

https://www.komando.com/tips/586214/5-steps-to-organize-a-large-photo-collection

 

5 surprising ways Amazon Echo can distract you when you're bored to tears

Your friends might be too busy to hang out, but Alexa isn’t.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/5-surprising-ways-amazon-echo-can-distract-you-when-youre-bored-to-tears/

 

Google Does Good Privacy Thing, Users Revolt

https://gizmodo.com/google-does-good-privacy-thing-users-revolt-1837269018

 

How to Distro Hop With a Web Browser

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/How-to-Distro-Hop-With-a-Web-Browser-86178.html

 

Logitech’s latest mechanical keyboards use its new super slim switches

Featuring its new GL Switches

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/8/15/20806746/logitech-g915-g815-low-profile-mechanical-keyboard-romer-gl-switches-release-date-news-features

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Update Windows 10 Immediately, Warns Microsoft

https://fortune.com/2019/08/15/windows-10-update-microsoft-vulnerabilities/

 

Install Windows 10's August 2019 updates now to protect your PC from a nasty worm

Don't panic, but do install the patch.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3431700/install-windows-10s-august-2019-updates-now-to-protect-your-pc-from-a-nasty-worm.html

 

Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/15/microsoft-tweaks-privacy-policy-to-admit-humans-can-listen-to-skype-translator-and-cortana-audio/

 

Adobe speeds up Lightroom Classic editing with GPU acceleration

It'll be especially noticeable above 4K resolutions with powerful GPUs.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/adobe-lightroom-editing-gpu-acceleration/

 

Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows 10 Wormable Remote Desktop Flaws

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-fixes-critical-windows-10-wormable-remote-desktop-flaws/

 

Best Laptop Stands in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-laptop-stands

 

How to Use Your Phone Less, According to Reddit

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-your-phone-less-according-to-reddit-1837178799

 

How to Eliminate the “Unfortunately, App Has Stopped” Messages

https://www.maketecheasier.com/eliminate-unfortunately-app-has-stopped-android/

 

Android file transfer not working on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/android-file-transfer-not-working-on-windows-10

 

New Chrome OS version brings support for highly-anticipated virtual desktop feature

The Chrome OS 76 stable version was originally scheduled to be released on August 6.

https://www.androidcentral.com/new-chrome-os-version-brings-support-highly-anticipated-virtual-desktop-feature

 

How to Cut Music in iMovie

https://www.techjunkie.com/cut-music-imovie/

 

Get the iPhone SE for as little as $90 today only

They’re refurbished and they’re 'scratch and dent' models, but even so, this is a phenomenal price for the smallest iPhone.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431596/get-the-iphone-se-for-as-little-as-90-today-only.html

 

How to prevent data destruction from cybersecurity attacks

IBM's Christoper Scott discusses malware, how cyberattackers get into environments, and why using multifactor authentication is crucial if you use an online service.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-prevent-data-destruction-from-cybersecurity-attacks/

 

Nest Enrages Users By Removing Option to Disable Camera Status LEDs

https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/296724-nest-enrages-users-by-removing-option-to-disable-camera-status-leds

 

What is the AirDrop Feature on iPhone and How Do I Use it?

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/airdrop-the-feature-iphone-how-to-use-it/

 

How to Reboot Your Router and Modem

https://www.howtogeek.com/428992/how-to-reboot-your-router-and-modem/

 

Kaspersky Lab Exposed Users' Browsers to Website Tracking

Ronald Eikenberg, a journalist at German computer magazine c't, noticed the code Kaspersky Lab was injecting into browsers, and realized the privacy ramifications. 'Any website can read the user's Kaspersky ID and use it for tracking,' he wrote.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370210/kaspersky-lab-exposed-users-browsers-to-website-tracking

 

Hackers demand ransom after stealing hotel guest records - Was your data compromised?

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/588611/700000-affected-in-choice-hotels-data-breach

 

Go beyond HD: This 31-inch, 1440p IPS monitor is just $170 after a massive $50 discount

Amazon is selling a 31.5-inch AOC 1440p FreeSync monitor for $50 off today.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3431862/go-beyond-hd-this-31-inch-1440p-ips-monitor-is-just-170-after-a-massive-50-discount.html

 

Racial bias observed in hate speech detection algorithm from Google

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/14/racial-bias-observed-in-hate-speech-detection-algorithm-from-google/

 

Wonderscope uses AR to teach literacy and tackle bullying

The Wonderscope app helps children read with confidence.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/wonderscope-ar-clios-cosmic-quest-kids-reading-app/

 

Microsoft's August 2019 Patch Tuesday Fixes 95 Vulnerabilities

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-august-2019-patch-tuesday-fixes-95-vulnerabilities/

 

Plex launches new desktop app, retires Microsoft Store version

The revamped app is meant to be the one desktop Plex to rul them all.

https://www.windowscentral.com/plex-launches-new-desktop-app-retires-microsoft-store-version

 

Update Your Android Nougat, Oreo, or Pie Device to Block Video Malware

https://lifehacker.com/update-your-android-nougat-oreo-or-pie-device-to-bloc-1836793979

 

Brain-Computer Interfaces: What Are They and Why Are We Hearing About them Now?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/brain-computer-interfaces/

 

What is Trusted Platform Module? How to check if you have TPM chip?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/trusted-platform-module-check-if-you-have-tpm-chip

 

How to speed up the iPhone upgrade process in iOS 12.4 and higher [video]

https://9to5mac.com/2019/07/24/how-to-use-iphone-migration-tool-ios-12-4-transfer-your-data/

 

How to Play YouTube on Google Home

https://www.techjunkie.com/play-youtube-google-home/

 

TP-Link cancels HomeKit plans for the most promising smart home device for Siri

TP-Link has killed an update to the popular and affordable Kasa Smart Plug Mini that would have added support for HomeKit.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3430911/tp-link-cancels-homekit-plans-for-the-most-promising-smart-home-device-for-siri.html

 

How to limit the impact of data breaches

IBM's Wendi Whitmore offers advice about how to defend against and respond to data breaches.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-limit-the-impact-of-data-breaches/

 

Why 110-Degree Temps Are Normal for AMD’s Radeon 5700, 5700 XT

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/296577-why-110-degree-temps-are-normal-for-amds-radeon-5700-5700-xt

 

How to Turn on Google Assistant on Your Chromebook Now

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/turn-on-google-assistant-on-your-chromebook-now/

 

How to Print Web Pages Without Ads and Other Clutter

https://www.howtogeek.com/434134/how-to-print-web-pages-without-ads-and-other-clutter/

 

Get Lenovo's Kid-Friendly 300e 2-in-1 Notebook for Just $240

Normally $299, the Lenovo wt-81FY000SUS 300e, which was specifically designed for students, is available now for just $239.99, a $60 or 20 percent discount. It can be used as a laptop, tablet, or in stand or tent mode.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370201/get-lenovos-kid-friendly-300e-2-in-1-notebook-for-just-240

 

Two major mobile carriers are teaming up to fight robocalls

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/588308/att-and-t-mobile-working-together-to-fight-robocalls

 

Ask a PC expert: Is air cooling or liquid cooling better for your CPU?

We answer a common question from our Full Nerd community!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432097/ask-a-pc-expert-is-air-cooling-or-liquid-cooling-better-for-your-cpu.html

 

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/14/credit-karma-glitch-accounts/

 

The co-founder of Masterclass wants people to try college courses online

Outlier.org wants to teach you Psychology and Calculus for $400 per module.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/masterclass-outlier-college-courses/

 

New Bluetooth KNOB Attack Lets Attackers Manipulate Traffic

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-bluetooth-knob-attack-lets-attackers-manipulate-traffic/

 

Best AMD Ryzen Laptops in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-amd-ryzen-laptops

 

How to Recover Deleted Files with Free Software

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-recover-deleted-files-with-free-software-33293302

 

Latest Windows 10 Update Problems and How to Fix Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/latest-windows-10-update-problems/

 

Block Firefox from using Windows BITS Service to download updates

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-firefox-from-using-windows-bits

 

Apple ID Guide: How to Create, Log In, Manage, Change & Set Up Family Sharing

https://www.iphonelife.com/content/apple-id-guide-how-to-create-log-manage-change-set-family-sharing

 

How to Stream Your iPhone to Roku

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-to-stream-your-iphone-to-roku/

 

How to use 2FA on older Apple devices that won’t let you enter a verification code

Apple has a workaround that supports two-factor authentication where it can’t be entered directly.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429368/how-to-use-2fa-on-older-apple-devices-that-wont-let-you-enter-a-verification-code.html

 

How to customize the Windows Send to menu

Learn how to directly add and remove items in the Windows Send to menu via File Explorer and through the free third-party tool SendTo Menu Editor.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-customize-the-windows-send-to-menu/

 

How to Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/136866-change-keyboard-character-repeat-delay-rate-windows.html

 

How to Maximize Your Chromebook’s RAM Performance

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/maximize-chromebook-ram-performance/

 

How to Check and Tighten All Your iPhone’s Privacy Settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/424624/how-to-check-and-tighten-all-your-iphones-privacy-settings/

 

The VPN Industry Is on the Cusp of a Major Breakthrough

The WireGuard protocol is intended to be the future of VPNs, promising better speeds and security. We tested NordVPN's implementation, and WireGuard appears set to deliver on its promises.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369921/the-vpn-industry-is-on-the-cusp-of-a-major-breakthrough

 

6 ways to block robotexts and spam messages on your phone

https://www.komando.com/tips/584426/block-spam-text-messages

 

Kingston A2000 NVMe SSD: Fast and cheap, at 10 cents per gigabyte

A new low for price per gigabyte, without sacrificing much performance

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3430765/kingston-a2000-nvme-ssd-fast-and-cheap-at-10-cents-per-gigabyte.html

 

Artificial intelligence can contribute to a safer world

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/14/artificial-intelligence-can-contribute-to-a-safer-world/

 

Apple promises hostile treatment for sites that break Safari privacy rules

In some cases, the company says it will target specific websites with new anti-tracking features

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/15/apple-new-safari-anti-tracking-privacy-policy/

 

Unique Kaspersky AV User ID Allowed 3rd-Party Web Tracking

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/unique-kaspersky-av-user-id-allowed-3rd-party-web-tracking/

 

There's a good chance that the password on your streaming service sucks

A study on password stuffing finds 'entertainment sites' are far more likely to reuse breached credentials.

https://www.windowscentral.com/theres-good-chance-password-your-streaming-service-sucks

 

Check to See if Robinhood Exposed Your Password

https://lifehacker.com/check-to-see-if-robinhood-exposed-your-password-1836709434

 

What Does “4K” Mean for Televisions?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-does-4k-mean-for-televisions/

 

Best tools to send SMS free from your computer

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/best-tools-to-send-sms-free-from-your-computer

 

The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

We pick our favorite bias lighting kits, as well as show you what to look for when you shop for one.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3428638/best-bias-lighting.html

 

How to View Comments on a Twitter Post

https://www.techjunkie.com/view-comments-twitter-post/

 

It's time to liberate the Apple Watch from the iPhone

If you think the Apple Watch is popular now, just wait until more people can use one.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431976/apple-should-make-the-apple-watch-a-standalone-device.html

 

Data breaches increased 54% in 2019 so far'

More than 3,800 data breaches have hit organizations in 2019, according to Risk Based Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/data-breaches-increased-54-in-2019-so-far/

 

How to Create a Clear Clipboard Shortcut in Windows

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4326-create-clear-clipboard-shortcut-windows.html

 

How to Use an External Drive with a Chromebook

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/use-an-external-drive-with-a-chromebook/

 

How to Move Google Authenticator to a New Phone (or Multiple Phones)

https://www.howtogeek.com/425994/how-to-move-google-authenticator-to-a-new-phone-or-multiple-phones/

 

How Dangerous Is Your Foreign VPN?

The US government thinks VPNs based in other countries are a threat, but the question of trustworthiness is more complicated than mere physical addresses. Senior security analyst Max Eddy tells you what you need to know about the software you use to stay safe online.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369309/how-dangerous-is-your-foreign-vpn

 

5 free ways to screen people online

https://www.komando.com/small-business/573666/5-free-ways-to-screen-people-online

 

Pre-binned Ryzen 3000 CPU listings reveal the limits of AMD overclocking potential

Put down your liquid nitrogen.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432124/pre-binned-ryzen-3000-cpu-listings-reveal-the-limits-of-amd-overclocking-potential.html

 

Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be inflating your energy bill

The power usage of some TVs soar when they're waiting for voice commands from a smart speaker, a study found.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3430909/waking-your-tv-with-a-smart-speaker-it-could-be-costing-your-200-a-year.html

 

Huawei employees reportedly aided African governments in spying

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/14/huawei-employees-reportedly-aided-african-governments-in-spying/

 

Label Everything In Your House With This $30 Smartphone-Connected Printer

https://kinjadeals.theinventory.com/label-everything-in-your-house-with-this-30-smartphone-1837167021?ks=streamshare

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Apple issues statement on ‘locking’ third-party battery replacements

https://bgr.com/2019/08/14/iphone-battery-lock-apple-explanation-third-party/

 

The 5 Best Cheap 3D Printers for Students and Beginners

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-cheap-3d-printer/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

More Focus on Security as Payment Technologies Proliferate

Banks and merchants are expanding their payment offerings but continue to be wary of the potential fraud risk.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/more-focus-on-security-as-payment-technologies-proliferate/d/d-id/1335496

 

How to Use the F Keys on a Mac

Take advantage of your Mac's function keys

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-f-keys-on-mac-4707222

 

Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy

If you downloaded an app to block spam calls, its privacy policy is likely giving up your personal information.

https://www.cnet.com/news/those-robocall-blocker-apps-are-hanging-up-on-your-privacy/

 

About Security Intelligence Updates for Microsoft Defender

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/31/about-security-intelligence-updates-for-microsoft-defender/

 

Change These Facebook Settings to Make Your Audio Recordings More Private

https://lifehacker.com/change-these-facebook-settings-to-make-your-voice-recor-1837215537

 

How VITAS Healthcare moved to UEM

VITAS Healthcare is three-quarters of the way to providing iPhones and iPads to 12,000 employees – and it's going to be able to manage all of the devices with just six people.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430800/how-vitas-healthcare-moved-to-unified-endpoint-management.html

 

Pete Buttigieg rolls out $80 billion plan to improve rural broadband

And promises to fight for public options, if necessary

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20804245/pete-buttigieg-internet-for-all-rural-broadband-presidential-candidate-2020

 

The Best Smart Thermostat

How We Found the Best Smart Thermostat

https://www.reviews.com/smart-thermostat/

 

Debian vs. Ubuntu: The Similarities, Differences and Which One You Should Use

https://www.maketecheasier.com/debian-vs-ubuntu/

 

Microsoft: Xbox Next Will Bring Faster Load Times, 60fps, Backward Compatibility

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/296593-microsoft-xbox-next-focuses-on-load-times-60fps-and-backward-compatibility

 

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear

The tech giant revealed updates to the controversial tool on Monday that include improving the accuracy and functionality of its face analysis features.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-says-its-facial-recognition-can-now-identify-fear-n1042206

Visual Subst

Create virtual drives out of folders on your computer so they show up with custom drive letters to help transfer data from removable storage devices

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/Visual-Subst.shtml

 

Russian hacking group STRONTIUM attacking corporate IoT devices, Microsoft says

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/apts-cyberespionage/russian-hacking-group-strontium-attacking-corporate-iot-devices-microsoft-says/

 

Forget Logitech Harmony, this $17 box turns your smartphone into a universal remote that can control anything

https://bgr.com/2019/08/12/smartphone-universal-remote-for-iphone-android/

 

How to Download Android Apps On Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/435945/how-to-download-android-apps-on-chromebook/

 

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

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

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

 

Everything you need to know about the latest Windows update

https://www.komando.com/downloads/585812/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-latest-windows-update

 

The Essential OneNote for Mac Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/essential-guide-onenote-mac/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

Rethinking Website Spoofing Mitigation

Deception technology is evolving rapidly, making it easier for organizations to turn the tables on their attackers. Here's how.

https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/rethinking-website-spoofing-mitigation/a/d-id/1335427

 

How to Retrieve Google Backup Photos

Accidentally delete something? There's a fix for that

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-retrieve-google-backup-photos-4690013

 

Buy 3 months of Mint Mobile service, get 3 months free

For just $60, you're covered for half a year. Plus: A "make good" bonus deal and two incredible giveaways you won't want to miss.

https://www.cnet.com/news/buy-3-months-of-mint-mobile-service-get-3-months-free/

 

ProgCop is a straightforward application firewall for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/31/progcop-is-a-straightforward-application-firewall-for-windows/

 

Pixel Owners: Submit Your Settlement Claim Now to Receive up to $500

https://lifehacker.com/pixel-owners-submit-your-settlement-claim-now-to-recei-1837211040

 

Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3431736/microsoft-pitches-free-help-for-windows-7-to-windows-10-upgraders.html

 

AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod will face 10 percent import tax, starting in September

Smartwatches, fitness trackers, smart speakers, and Bluetooth headphones are affected

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20804155/airpods-apple-watch-homepod-september-tariff-hike-10-percent-import-tax

 

U.S. aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-aviation-regulator-bans-select-021816682.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

5 of the Best Home Theatre Systems to Buy in 2019

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-home-theatre-systems/

 

Verizon Sells Tumblr to WordPress Owner for Paltry $3 Million

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/296569-verizon-sells-tumblr-to-wordpress-owner-for-paltry-3-million

 

What's next for ViacomCBS? More deals could be in its future.

Byers Market is a daily newsletter from NBC News senior media reporter Dylan Byers that takes you behind the scenes in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, New York and Washington.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/what-s-next-viacomcbs-more-deals-could-be-its-future-n1042181

 

SmartFix Tool

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

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

 

Appeals court rejects Google privacy settlement over tracking cookies

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/appeals-court-rejects-google-privacy-settlement-over-tracking-cookies/

 

Get over-ear Bluetooth headphones that last for a week per charge for just $15

https://bgr.com/2019/08/13/bluetooth-headphones-amazon-sale-h7/

 

How to Disable ‘Pick Up Where You Left Off’ in Microsoft Office

https://www.howtogeek.com/436233/how-to-disable-pick-up-where-you-left-off-in-microsoft-office/

 

20 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Google's Chrome browser has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about. Here are 20 tips that will make you a better Chrome user.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/323996/20-hidden-chrome-features-that-will-make-your-life-easier

 

Analyze your Wi-Fi, locate hidden networks

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

 

How to Install Windows 7 on a VirtualBox Virtual Machine

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/installing-windows-7-on-a-virtual-machine/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

Russian Attack Group Uses Phones & Printers to Breach Corporate Networks

Microsoft spotted Strontium, also known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, using IoT devices to breach businesses and seek high-value data.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/russian-attack-group-uses-phones-and-printers-to-breach-corporate-networks/d/d-id/1335461

 

How to Print From OneNote for Windows 10

Put your notes and notebooks to print

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-print-from-onenote-for-windows-10-4690627

 

5G hype won't close the digital divide

As the telecom industry crows about the life-changing aspects of 5G, some urban and rural communities are still waiting to get broadband access of any kind.

https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-hype-isnt-going-to-close-the-digital-divide/

 

Tiny Windows Calculator and on-top functionality coming

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/31/tiny-windows-calculator-and-on-top-functionality-coming/

 

Consider Buying Microsoft Office Before It Becomes a Subscription Service

https://lifehacker.com/consider-buying-microsoft-office-before-it-becomes-a-su-1837202488

 

Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options.

If you’re not feeling too comfortable about Windows 10 as Windows 7 comes to the end of its days, there are alternatives.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3431616/leaving-windows-7-here-are-some-non-windows-options.html

 

YouTube tests bigger thumbnails, and people hate it

Screenshots of the change started appearing this morning

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20803795/youtube-thumbnails-home-page-redesign

 

Tickler Files Are a Perfect Way to Stay on Top of Paperwork, Tasks, and More

https://www.lifesavvy.com/6700/tickler-files-are-a-perfect-way-to-stay-on-top-of-paperwork-tasks-and-more/

 

What Are Samsung Secure Folders and How to Create Them

https://www.maketecheasier.com/samsung-secure-folders/

 

How to Add or Remove Articles from Reading List in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6248-add-remove-articles-reading-list-microsoft-edge.html

 

Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/86133.html?rss=1

 

Eye

A powerful reasoning system which can be used to build artificial intelligence, with support for schematic web layers, as well as Euler paths

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

 

How to craft a U.S. privacy law fit for a tech company

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opinion/executive-insight/how-to-craft-a-u-s-privacy-law-fit-for-a-tech-company/

 

A Foxconn employee might’ve just leaked a ton of new iPhone 11 details

https://bgr.com/2019/08/14/iphone-11-release-date-soon-foxconn-leak-specs/

 

How to Create Contact Groups on Your Mac

https://www.howtogeek.com/435695/how-to-create-contact-groups-on-your-mac/

 

24 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do

While Google's ultraportable media-streaming device is pretty much plug and play, there are a few tips and tricks that can make casting more magical.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/326584/24-things-you-didn-t-know-your-chromecast-could-do

 

3 downloads you need to keep your Windows computer safe

https://www.komando.com/downloads/585797/3-downloads-you-need-to-keep-your-windows-computer-safe

 

5 Smart News Apps to Help You Avoid Fake News With More Trustworthy Reports

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smart-news-apps-avoid-fake-news-trustworthy-reports/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

Ongoing Campaign Spoofs Walmart, Dating, Movie Sites

A new investigation detects more than 540 domain names linked to the Walmart brand and camouflaged as career, dating, and entertainment websites.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/ongoing-campaign-spoofs-walmart-dating-movie-sites/d/d-id/1335459

 

Should You Upgrade or Replace Your Laptop?

How to know when to replace or upgrade a Windows laptop

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

 

AT&T, T-Mobile put aside differences in team up to fight robocalls

The two rivals are putting aside their differences to fight the robocall epidemic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/at-t-and-t-mobile-team-up-to-fight-robocalls/

 

Buttercup is an open source password manager for Windows, macOS, Linux, Firefox and Chrome

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/30/buttercup-open-source-password-manager-windows-macos-linux-firefox-chrome/

 

The Best Ways to Get Windows 10 for Free

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-to-get-windows-10-for-free-1837174464

 

Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3431896/windows-10s-fall-upgrade-yep-its-a-service-pack.html

 

SPLIT SCREEN

The crowdfunded phone of the future was a multimillion-dollar scam

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20758599/idealfuture-dragonfly-futurefon-indiegogo-crowdfunding-phone-scam-fraud-case

 

Here’s what all the iPhone status bar icons mean

https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/01/what-iphone-status-bar-icons-mean/

 

How to Speed Up Your Linux PC

https://www.maketecheasier.com/speed-up-linux-computer/

 

How to Install or Uninstall Windows Media Player in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/95101-install-uninstall-windows-media-player-windows-10-a.html

 

Vulnerability in Microsoft CTF protocol goes back to Windows XP

Insecure CTF protocol allows hackers to hijack any Windows app, escape sandboxes, get admin rights.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/vulnerability-in-microsoft-ctf-protocol-goes-back-to-windows-xp/

 

Run-Command

An efficient and reliable software utility that you can use as an alternative to the standard Windows Run dialog when looking to run a program

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Run-Command.shtml

 

Report: North Korea funded WMD programs with $2B stolen via cyberattacks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/report-north-korea-funded-wmd-programs-with-2b-stolen-via-cyberattacks/

 

How to fix the Android bug that’s been killing your phone’s battery

https://bgr.com/2019/08/13/android-bug-drains-battery-google-play-services-update-how-to-fix-it/

 

How to Create Desktop Shortcuts on Windows 10 the Easy Way

https://www.howtogeek.com/436615/how-to-create-desktop-shortcuts-on-windows-10-the-easy-way/

 

Apple Updates USB-C Multiport Adapter With HDMI 2.0, HDR

The versatile $69 adapter has been quietly updated to make it much more useful for hooking up to a display or projector while charging your Mac or iPad.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370095/apple-updates-usb-c-multiport-adapter-with-hdmi-2-0-hdr

 

Best place to download music

https://www.komando.com/cool-sites/581129/best-place-to-download-music

 

Buying a New Hard Drive: 7 Things You Must Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-things-need-consider-buying-hard-drive/

 

How To Stop Installing Updates Automatically On Ubuntu Or Debian (Unattended Upgrades)

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-stop-installing-updates.html

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Tue 1706 08/13/2019

(I received a mailing in my area for Nextdoor.com, neighborhood social media.  In this post I have around a half dozen articles on this platform.)

 

Download Microsoft Edge Full Standalone Offline Installer

https://www.askvg.com/download-microsoft-edge-full-standalone-offline-installer/

 

WHY NEXTDOOR.COM SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR

https://www.homeprosuccess.com/why-nextdoor-com-should-be-on-your-radar/

 

Bill Nye says people are afraid to switch to Chromebooks in new ad

Bill Nye breaks down the "science of fears" while trying to convince you to buy a Chromebook.

https://www.windowscentral.com/bill-nye-takes-jab-windows-and-tells-people-switch-chromebooks-new-ad

 

CBS and Viacom agree to sign $30 billion merger deal

They’ll combine as ViacomCBS to fight cable competition and streaming services.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/cbs-viacom-merger-deal-30-billion/

 

6 upgrades Apple’s iPad Pro needs before an unnecessary triple-lens rear camera

We found the worst rumor of the summer.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431384/6-upgrades-apples-ipad-pro-needs-before-an-unnecessary-triple-lens-rear-camera.html

 

5 Sites With Lots of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-websites-with-lots-of-completely-free-ebooks-that-dont-suck-nb/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

How to use Google Assistant to play music

“OK Google, play Beyoncé’s entire back catalogue”

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-google-assistant-to-play-music

 

How Do You Manage Multiple Email Accounts?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-multiple-email-accounts/

 

How to recover saved passwords from synced devices in Google Chrome

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/recover-saved-passwords-from-synced-devices-chrome

 

Better Business Bureau

Nextdoor.com, Inc.

Internet Service

Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. On Nextdoor, neighbors create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can ask questions, get to know one another, and exchange local advice and recommendations.

https://www.bbb.org/us/ca/san-francisco/profile/internet-service/nextdoorcom-inc-1116-447229

 

How to use the Gmail Schedule Send

Find out how the Gmail's Schedule Send feature is used, and why you should add it to your routine.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-the-gmail-schedule-send/

 

Try These Tips to Boost Your WiFi Signal

A frustrated reader asks: 'How can I boost the wifi signal in my home? I finally got high-speed internet with a wireless router, but the wifi signal is weak in some parts of the house. What tweaks, tricks or gadgets do you recommend to boost wireless signal strength and distance?' I've got some, read on!

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_tips_to_boost_your_wifi_signal.html

 

Equifax Data Breach: Avoid fake settlement claim scams; Quick Tips from Jason Knowles

https://news.yahoo.com/equifax-data-breach-avoid-fake-024604361.html

 

Tech Giants Could Face Massive Fines

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10597/tech-giants-could-face-massive-fines

 

The Echo Dot for cars is down to $21 today

https://bgr.com/2019/08/13/the-echo-dot-for-cars-is-down-to-21-today/

 

How to install Plex Media Server on FreeNAS

You can set up a Plex server to streaming virtual any media to Windows 10 and other devices using your FreeNAS server, and these are the steps on how to it.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-plex-freenas/

 

Researcher Breaches iPhone by Sending an iMessage

At Black Hat, a Google security researcher details numerous bugs in iMessage that could be exploited remotely without interaction from the victim.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370065/google-researcher-the-iphone-is-not-exactly-a-paragon-of-se

 

Does your car have a recall? 5 ways to find out

https://www.komando.com/tips/568535/how-to-get-recall-notices-for-your-car

 

Microsoft Edge on iOS now supports reading webpages out loud

Microsoft Edge can now read webpages out loud on iOS, improving web accessibility.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-ios-now-supports-read-aloud-feature

 

Build the PC of your dreams... on PS4, Xbox and Switch

Steam hit “PC Building Simulator” makes the jump to consoles today.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/pc-building-simulator-now-available-nintendo-switch-xbox-one-playstation-4/

 

The Apple Card is not magic

Apple’s foray into personal finance is newsworthy, but the card itself isn’t revolutionary and shouldn’t change our expectations of the credit industry.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431637/the-apple-card-is-not-magic.html

 

You’re Slowing Down Your PC: 5 Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/common-mistakes-slow-down-pc/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

How to use Windows 10

Everything you need to know

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

 

How Do Fingerprint Scanners Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-fingerprint-scanners-work/

 

How to assign Multiple IP Addresses to a Network Adapter

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-assign-multiple-ip-addresses-to-a-network-adapter

 

Nextdoor

Reviews 862 

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/nextdoor.com

 

How to assign a drive letter to Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 10

Bypass synchronization and save data directly to your OneDrive by assigning a specific drive letter to it using network mapping in File Explorer for Windows 10.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-assign-a-drive-letter-to-microsoft-onedrive-in-windows-10/

 

Have You Tried the VLC Media Player?Category: Video

Do you like to play music or videos on your PC, Mac or mobile device? Are you frustrated with the limitations of iTunes or Windows Media Player? Tired of having to convert audio or video formats? Here comes VLC Media Player to the rescue! Read on...

https://askbobrankin.com/have_you_tried_the_vlc_media_player.html

 

Beware of tax scam emails and phone calls, IRS warns

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/beware-tax-scam-emails-phone-161607597.html

 

3 commands to reboot Linux (plus 4 more ways to do it safely)

Learn how to reboot Linux through many different methods, from the GUI to deep within the command line.

https://opensource.com/article/19/7/reboot-linux?sc_cid=701f2000000uHJgAAM

 

The crazy new Asus laptop with an interactive touchscreen for a trackpad is finally available to order

https://bgr.com/2019/08/12/asus-zenbook-14-release-date-today-on-amazon-zenbook-15/

 

HOW TO SET UP NETWORK FILE SHARING ON FREENAS

Here are all the instructions to get you started setting up your first shared folder using FreeNAS 11.2 and higher.

https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sharing-freenas/

 

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

Everyone is concerned about online safety. Here's how to secure your online accounts, from Google to GoDaddy, with two-factor authentication (2FA).

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/358289/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up

 

New computer? Easy ways to transfer old files

https://www.komando.com/tips/563410/new-computer-heres-how-to-transfer-old-files-to-the-new

 

How to set custom display scaling settings on Windows 10

If elements are just too small on the screen, then use these steps to adjust the scaling settings to make text, apps, and other items more comfortable to see and use on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-custom-display-scaling-setting-windows-10

 

Google is working on a low light mode for Duo video calls

The latest version of Duo comes with the ability to delete audio and video history.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/google-duo-apk-teardown-low-light-mode/

 

12 little-known Apple Watch features you should start using

Some of the Apple Watch’s best features and most useful controls are not obvious to the casual user.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3396140/apple-watch-tips-and-tricks.html

 

How to Get Google on Your Roku

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-get-google-on-roku/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

How to create a website with Google Sites

A step-by-step process to building a site with Google Sites

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-website-with-google-sites

 

iPhone Sales Continue to Drop, But Apple’s Profits Are Up

https://www.maketecheasier.com/iphone-sales-drop-apple-profits-up/

 

Schedule Windows 10 Update download & install time using ABC-Update

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/schedule-windows-10-update-time

 

The Latest Scam On Popular Neighborhood App “Nextdoor”

https://touchsuite.com/the-latest-scam-on-popular-neighborhood-app-nextdoor/

 

Top Adobe Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

Learn how keyboard shortcuts in Adobe's Photoshop can speed up your workflow.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-adobe-photoshop-keyboard-shortcuts/

 

ZAP! The Shocking Truth About ESDCategory: Hardware

In the past I have warned readers to beware of static electricity (electrostatic discharge or ESD, in geek speak) on their gadgets and computers. Today, I’m going to explain in some detail what ESD is, what it can do to electronic devices, and how protect against this common hazard. Read on...!

https://askbobrankin.com/zap_the_shocking_truth_about_esd.html

 

Verizon Admits Your 5G Service Might Be More Like ‘Good 4G’

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296451-verizon-admits-your-5g-service-might-be-more-like-good-4g

 

Bash aliases you can’t live without

Tired of typing the same long commands over and over? Do you feel inefficient working on the command line? Bash aliases can make a world of difference.

https://opensource.com/article/19/7/bash-aliases?sc_cid=701f2000000uHJgAAM

 

Anker’s new $60 noise canceling true wireless earbuds are down to $40, an all-time low

https://bgr.com/2019/08/12/noise-canceling-true-wireless-earbuds-sale-on-amazon/

 

How to import printed data table from picture into Excel

You can now snap a picture of a printed data table to import its information into Microsoft Excel, and here’s how to do ti.

https://pureinfotech.com/import-printed-data-table-picture-excel/

 

How to Set Up and Use a VPN

A VPN is one of the best, easiest tools you can use to secure your data and protect your privacy online. Buying and installing a VPN app is easy, so you've got no excuse.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/359499/how-to-set-up-and-use-a-vpn

 

You must delete your personal information from this scary site now!

https://www.komando.com/tips/570913/you-must-delete-your-personal-information-from-this-scary-site-now

 

Best Thunderbolt 3 Laptops in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-thunderbolt-3-laptops

 

Snap's Spectacles 3 are made for augmented reality

They might even be vaguely fashionable.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/13/snap-spectacles-3/

 

Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

All of your questions answered.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3385056/apple-card-faq-rewards-payments-interest-rates.html

 

How Facial Recognition Search Is Destroying Your Privacy

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facial-recognition-invading-privacy/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

How to reinstall Linux

In case stuff starts breaking

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-reinstall-linux

 

How to Add Options to macOS’s Services Menu

https://www.maketecheasier.com/add-options-macos-services-menu/

 

Organized and Unorganized Cybercrime – Definition

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/organized-and-unorganized-cybercrime

 

Nextdoor: Local News, Garage Sales & Home Services

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextdoor&hl=en_US

 

Modern OS/2 distribution ArcaOS adds support for booting via UEFI

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/modern-os2-distribution-arcaos-adds-support-for-booting-via-uefi/

 

Nextdoor reviews

1,669 reviews  Write a Review Ask a Question Share

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/nextdoor.com

 

The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G May Have Very Limited 5G Band Support in the US

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/296400-the-galaxy-note-10-5g-may-have-very-limited-5g-band-support-in-the-us

 

DirecTV Now’s rebranding to ‘AT&T TV NOW’ is officially rolling out

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/13/directv-nows-rebranding-to-att-tv-now-is-officially-rolling-out/?yptr=yahoo

 

Amazon is blowing out iPhone 7 refurbs and it’s a better deal than most budget Android phones

https://bgr.com/2019/08/13/iphone-7-amazon-deal-refurb-sale/

 

Windows 10 version 1903, May 2019 Update, features walkthrough video

VIDEO: The Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, is about to come out, and this hands-on video review dives deep into everything that's new in this new version available in May 2019.

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

 

How to Set Up and Optimize Your Wireless Router

If you want the best possible Wi-Fi performance in your home, follow these simple steps for setting up your router and wireless network the right way.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/258865/how-to-set-up-and-optimize-your-wireless-router

 

How to protect your privacy on neighborhood sites like Nextdoor

https://www.komando.com/tips/392828/how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-neighborhood-sites-like-nextdoor

 

ASUS ZenBook 14 and 15 featuring a secondary touchpad display now available

ASUS has a new pair of laptops with a secondary display and an impressive set of ports and internals.

https://www.windowscentral.com/asus-zenbook-14-and-15-featuring-touchpad-display-available-now

 

[Tip] Block Firefox to Download Updates Using BITS on Windows

https://www.askvg.com/tip-block-firefox-to-download-updates-using-bits-on-windows/

 

"Windows Shortcuts 101: The Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Guide"

https://infopackets.tradepub.com/free/w_make189/?p=w_make189

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Mon 1705 08/12/2019

What is Google Cast? – A Definitive Guide to Google Chromecast

https://www.pcguide.com/tips/google-cast/?msID=561cd4f2-8953-4900-9290-03df73d6c0aa

 

How to Set Up a VPN on Your Router

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/setup-vpn-router/

 

Researchers Show Vulnerabilities in Facial Recognition

The algorithms that check for a user's 'liveness' have blind spots that can lead to vulnerabilities.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/researchers-show-vulnerabilities-in-facial-recognition/d/d-id/1335471

 

HP's YouTube Channel Is Now a Treasure Trove for Tech Support and Tinkering

https://lifehacker.com/hps-youtube-channel-is-now-a-treasure-trove-for-tech-su-1836820670

 

Best home security systems of 2019: Pro monitoring, DIY kits, video doorbells and more

Yes, shopping for the best home security system can be a confusing headache. Fortunately, we've done a lot of the legwork for you.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-best-home-security-systems-of-2019/

 

Android Security: A Peek Behind the Scenes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-security-a-peek-behind-the-scenes/

 

Should you buy a laptop with Intel's 8th-gen or 9th-gen CPU? We run the benchmarks

The cores matter more than the generation.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3410050/benchmark-testing-should-you-buy-intel-9th-gen-8th-gen-or-7th-gen-cpu-in-your-laptop.html

 

Best External Solid State Drives in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-external-solid-state-drives

 

Should I Partition My Hard Disk?

Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple drives, has pros and cons. I'll look at those and make a recommendation.

https://askleo.com/should_i_partition_my_hard_disk/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jkg2g9uBPpdfbL

 

Two Solutions to Refresh Windows 10 Without Losing Programs

After the computer has been used for a long time, the running speed becomes slower and slower. Reinstalling the operating system will make the computer performance better, but how to refresh Windows 10 without losing programs and files? This article will tell you the answer.

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/refresh-windows-10-without-losing-programs-021.html

 

WINDOWS 10 RESET FEATURE GETS CLOUD DOWNLOAD OPTION

Windows 10 may soon include a new option cloud download to reset devices to their default settings.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-reset-cloud-download-option/

 

Huawei’s Founder Wants an ‘Invincible Iron Army’ to Fight U.S.

https://news.yahoo.com/huawei-founder-wants-invincible-iron-052040384.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Consumers feel privacy is no safer under GDPR

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/privacy-compliance/consumers-feel-privacy-is-no-safer-under-gdpr/

 

[Fix] Windows 10 Automatically Restores Programs and Apps After Update or Restart

https://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-10-automatically-restores-programs-and-apps-after-update-or-restart/

 

Mega Hack Exposes Entire Population's Data

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10593/mega-hack-exposes-entire-populations-data

 

The Tech Industry Wants to Kill the Password. Or Does It?

https://www.howtogeek.com/435755/the-tech-industry-wants-to-kill-the-password.-or-does-it/

 

44 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here's how to unlock your map app's full potential and take advantage of an ever-growing list of new features.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/328592/44-google-maps-tricks-you-need-to-try

 

Guide to cutting the cord -- 5 things you need to do

https://www.komando.com/tips/568541/guide-to-cutting-the-cord-5-things-you-need-to-do

 

How to Delete Your Browsing History on Android

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-delete-your-mobile-browsing-history-on-android/

 

North Korean Cyber Ops Reportedly Stole $2B to Fund Weapons Programs

Unlike many nations, North Korea often engages in cyber operations to generate much-needed cash for the country's coffers. In that respect, its hackers have been extremely successful.

https://www.darkreading.com/north-korean-cyber-ops-reportedly-stole-$2b-to-fund-weapons-programs/d/d-id/1335467

 

Protect Yourself Against New Android Ransomware That Pretends to Be Porn

https://lifehacker.com/protect-yourself-against-new-android-ransomware-that-pr-1836824864

 

Samsung Galaxy A50 review: 

One of the best budget phones

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-a50-review/

 

Apple Issues Solutions for Macs Unable to Access Windows Shares

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-issues-solutions-for-macs-unable-to-access-windows-shares/

 

Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Protect your real PC from harm when you try out suspicious software or sites.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3338084/how-to-use-windows-sandbox-microsoft.html

 

Microsoft and Samsung expand partnership, including Microsoft apps and services integrating with the Galaxy Note 10

Microsoft's CEO and Corporate Vice President spoke at Galaxy Unpacked about Samsung and Microsoft working together.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-and-samsung-expand-partnership-including-microsoft-apps-and-services-integrating-galaxy

 

How to Find Software Support

Finding support for software and services can be a challenge. I'll breakdown the places to look and the steps to take.

https://askleo.com/how-to-find-software-support/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jkg2g9uBPpdfbL

 

Laptop Repair & Recovery Tutorial (100% Useful)

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/laptop-repair-recovery-tutorial-001.html

 

How to enable customizable text cursor indicator on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes a new indicator that allows you to quickly spot the text cursor in large text files, and here's how to set up the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-text-cursor-indicator-windows-10/

 

Google got Apple to fix 10 security flaws in the iPhone

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-iphone-security-170616246.html

 

State Farm hit with credential stuffing attack, data not compromised

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cyberattack/state-farm-hit-with-credential-stuffing-attack-data-not-compromised/

 

[Firefox Tip] Restore Old Classic UI of Add-ons Manager (About:Addons) Page

https://www.askvg.com/firefox-tip-restore-old-classic-ui-of-add-ons-manager-aboutaddons-page/

 

Explained: How do I Switch from GoDaddy? (Step-by-Step)

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10592/explained-how-do-i-switch-godaddy-step-step

 

How to Use iTunes Music in PowerPoint Presentations

https://www.howtogeek.com/436270/how-to-use-itunes-music-in-powerpoint-presentations/

 

Russian Intel Agencies Are a Toxic Stew of Competition and Sabotage

Western audiences might view the disarray in Russian's intelligence agencies as a good thing, but security expert Kimberly Zenz argues at Black Hat that it just encourages risky behavior.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370107/russian-intel-agencies-are-a-toxic-stew-of-competition-and-s

 

3 crucial security settings for your Android

https://www.komando.com/tips/568443/3-crucial-security-settings-for-your-android

 

How Do Password Managers Work? 3 Methods Explained

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-password-managers-work/

 

Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers

Attackers can use vulnerable drivers to escalate privilege and execute malicious code in every part of the system.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/security-flaws-discovered-in-40-microsoft-certified-device-drivers--/d/d-id/1335501

 

Capital One's Data Breach: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

https://lifehacker.com/when-theres-a-data-breach-always-read-the-fine-print-1836816788

 

Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps on your phone

Kick your iPhone app data to the curb for good.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/permanently-delete-iphone-zombie-apps-on-your-phone/

 

4G Router Vulnerabilities Let Attackers Take Full Control

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/4g-router-vulnerabilities-let-attackers-take-full-control/

 

Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2875600/windows-10-the-best-tips-tricks-and-tweaks.html

 

Bill Nye says people are afraid to switch to Chromebooks in new ad

Bill Nye breaks down the "science of fears" while trying to convince you to buy a Chromebook.

https://www.windowscentral.com/bill-nye-takes-jab-windows-and-tells-people-switch-chromebooks-new-ad

 

What Can a Technician with Remote Access Do?

Several current scams center around gaining remote access to your computer, often in the guise of fixing problems. There's no way to know what was done, but we do know one thing: it's a trap!

https://askleo.com/what-can-a-technician-with-remote-access-do/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jkg2g9uBPpdfbL

 

Cast To TV v10 GNOME Extension Adds Support For Casting To Other Linux Devices

Cast to TV GNOME Shell extension v10 brings Playercast app support, allowing users to cast media files to other Linux devices on the same network remotely, from GNOME Shell.

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/08/cast-to-tv-v10-gnome-extension-adds.html

 

How to quickly determine Wi-Fi connection security type on Windows 10

Are you connected to the internet using Wi-Fi? Here's how you can find out the security type your device is using on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/determine-wifi-connection-security-type-windows-10/

 

WiFi can be a free-for-all for hackers. Here's how to stop them from taking your data

https://news.yahoo.com/wifi-free-hackers-heres-stop-135849957.html

 

Clipsa cryptostealer targeting Word Press sites

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cryptocurrency/clipsa-cryptostealer-targeting-word-press-sites/

 

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/sec-investigating-data-leak-at-first-american-financial-corp/

 

Epic Win: AMD’s 64-core 7nm Epyc CPUs Leave Xeon Lying in the Dirt

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296307-epic-win-amds-64-core-7nm-epyc-cpus-leave-xeon-lying-in-the-dirt

 

How to Organize Your Google Drive

https://www.howtogeek.com/436287/how-to-organize-your-google-drive/

 

How to View a Cached Version of a Website

Want to view old web pages or a site that's currently offline? Here's how to find and access cached web pages using Google, the Wayback Machine, and other tools.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/369378/how-to-view-a-cached-version-of-a-website

 

Yes, Alexa, Siri, and Google are listening -- 6 ways to stop devices from recording you

https://www.komando.com/tips/568551/yes-alexa-siri-and-google-are-listening-6-ways-to-stop-devices-from-recording-you

 

26 Awesome Uses for a Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/different-uses-raspberry-pi/#xsid=a62e_4jW

 

Hackers Can Hurt Victims with Noise

Research presented at DEF CON shows that attackers can hijack Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected speakers to produce damaging sounds.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hackers-can-hurt-victims-with-noise/d/d-id/1335498

 

How to Protect Your Account After the Capital One Hack

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-account-after-the-capital-one-hack-1836815778

 

That 4G hotspot could be a hotbed for hackers

Security researchers found serious vulnerabilities with a line of devices that gave potential hackers full access.

https://www.cnet.com/news/that-4g-hotspot-could-be-a-hotbed-for-hackers/

 

Android Apps With Over 100M Installs Contain a Clicker Trojan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-apps-with-over-100m-installs-contain-a-clicker-trojan/

 

How to enable (or disable) Game Mode in Windows 10

Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 that focuses system resources on games when enabled. Here's how to turn it on and off.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-enable-disable-game-mode-windows-10

 

How To Trace an IP Address: Myth Versus Reality

Thanks to popular media, many people expect much more from an IP address than is practically available. I'll separate myth from fact.

https://askleo.com/how-to-trace-an-ip-address-myth-versus-reality/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=Jkg2g9uBPpdfbL

 

How To Completely Disable Tracker, GNOME's File Indexing And Search Tool

https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/07/how-to-completely-disable-tracker.html

 

How to install FreeNAS to set up a file server

Are you looking to build a file server? FreeNAS is perhaps your best option because of its features and price (free). Here's how to install the OS.

https://pureinfotech.com/install-freenas-file-share-server/

 

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

 

Cybersecurity staffers needed, no experience required

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybersecurity-staffers-needed-no-experience-required/

 

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Began With Phishing Email

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/insynq-ransom-attack-began-with-phishing-email/

 

Asrock Announces AMD X570 Motherboard With Thunderbolt 3, Only Supports Intel CPU Coolers

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296261-asrock-announces-amd-x570-motherboard-with-thunderbolt-3-only-supports-intel-cpu-coolers

 

What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen

https://www.howtogeek.com/434884/what-to-do-before-and-after-your-phone-is-stolen/

 

Detecting Deepfakes May Mean Reading Lips

At the Black Hat security conference, researchers evaluated the deepfake detection tools currently available and released their own mouth-centric deepfake detector.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370086/detecting-deepfakes-may-mean-reading-lips

 

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

https://www.komando.com/tips/362047/how-to-block-your-cellphone-number-from-caller-id\

 

How to Find Out If Your Facebook Account Has Been Hacked

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-find-out-if-your-facebook-account-has-been-hacked/#xsid=a62e_4jW

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[Fix] Brightness Increases to Maximum When Opening Camera App in Android Mobile Phone

https://www.askvg.com/fix-brightness-increases-to-maximum-when-opening-camera-app-in-android-mobile-phone/

 

tomboy-ng is a note taking app for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/02/tomboy-ng-is-a-note-taking-app-for-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

How to Control Your Entire Smarthome Through One App

https://www.howtogeek.com/435765/how-to-control-your-entire-smarthome-through-one-app/

 

How to Print to PDF

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

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

 

Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android

https://news.yahoo.com/huawei-launches-own-operating-system-rival-android-080430982.html

 

6 Ways to Copy Files Faster in Windows 10

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

 

Icecream Video Editor for Windows supports 4K video editing

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/icecream-video-editor

 

TrickBot Malware May Recently Have Hacked 250 Million Email Accounts

https://blog.knowbe4.com/trickbot-malware-may-recently-have-hacked-250-million-email-accounts

 

How to Repair Windows 10 with Startup Repair, SFC Scannow, etc. (6 Ways)

https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/repair-windows-10-free-009.html

 

State Farm Reports Credential-Stuffing Attack

The insurer has informed customers a third party used a list of user IDs and passwords to attempt access into online accounts.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/state-farm-reports-credential-stuffing-attack/d/d-id/1335487

 

iPhone/iPad Users: Update Immediately

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10594/iphoneipad-users-update-immediately

 

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

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

 

Crashed UAE Military Spy Satellite Raises Possibility Of Enemy Cyberattack

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/07/12/did-an-iranian-cyberattack-force-a-military-spy-satellite-to-drop-from-the-sky/

 

Hacker Ransom Demands From Cities Are Growing

https://thecrimereport.org/2019/07/08/hacker-ransom-demands-from-cities-are-growing/

 

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?utm_date=20190812005032

 

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/

 

The Best Graphics Cards for 1080p Gaming in 2019

Don't buy more (or less) pixel power than you need. Here's how to shop for a graphics card

for 1080p gameplay here in 2019, along with the top-rated cards in our testing.

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/361061/the-best-graphics-cards-for-1080p-gaming

 

Best free video editing program for Windows, Mac, Linux

https://www.komando.com/downloads/576090/best-free-video-editing-program-for-windows-mac-linux

 

Chrome 76: no more https or www in address bar

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/01/chrome-76-no-more-https-or-www-in-address-bar/

 

What’s the Worst Thing Someone Can Do With Your Unlocked iPhone?

https://www.howtogeek.com/435466/whats-the-worst-thing-someone-can-do-with-your-unlocked-iphone/

 

How to Lock Your Windows 10 PC

There are more ways than one to get to the Windows 10 Lock Screen

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-lock-windows-10-pc-4692997

 

Android Auto No Longer Feels Half-Baked Thanks to the Latest Update

https://news.yahoo.com/version-android-auto-no-longer-200100031.html

 

9 Things to Do Before Using a New Computer

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/getting-a-new-computer-part-2-things-you-must-do-before-starting-to-use-it/

 

Smart Tagger Word add-in makes finding and tagging documents super easy

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/smart-tagger-word-add

 

Effects of Ransomware Don’t End With the Ransom

https://blog.knowbe4.com/effects-of-ransomware-dont-end-with-the-ransom

 

Top 6 Ways to Transfer Big Files Free (Step-by-Step Guide)

https://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/transfer-big-files-005.html

 

7 Online Safety Tips for College Students

Heading back to campus soon? Here are seven tips that will get your digital house in order and keep you safe online this semester.

https://www.darkreading.com/7-online-safety-tips-for-college-students/d/d-id/1335481

 

Windows Recovery Disk May Become Obsolete

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10595/windows-recovery-disk-may-become-obsolete

 

How to Change Data Update Speed in Task Manager in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137047-change-data-update-speed-task-manager-windows-10-a.html

 

U.S. Government Makes Surprise Move To Secure Power Grid From Cyberattacks

https://tinyurl.com/y377xaq4

 

Report: Russian intel started the Seth Rich rumor to cover for DNC hack

Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff claims SVR was the source of story in "ConspiracyLand" podcast.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/report-russian-intel-started-the-seth-rich-rumor-to-cover-for-dnc-hack/

 

Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Despite all the talk of Disney+ versus Netflix, the two streaming services will have little in common.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3430757/disney-and-netflix-comparison.html?utm_date=20190812005147

 

How to quickly extract .tar.gz files on Windows 10

If you come across a .tar.gz, .tgz, or .gz file, you can use these steps to use tar command line tool to extract its content on Windows 10.

https://pureinfotech.com/extract-tar-gz-files-windows-10/

 

14 Hidden Firefox Functions for Browsing Like a Boss

Firefox is fast, secure, and customizable. Plus, it's chock full of features you probably

don't know anything about. Here's how to get the most out of Mozilla's browser.

https://www.pcmag.com/feature/327063/14-hidden-firefox-functions-for-browsing-like-a-boss

 

4 steps to 'foil' car thieves from hacking your keyless lock

https://www.komando.com/tips/471933/why-you-should-wrap-your-car-keys-in-aluminum-foil

 

Xtreme Download Manager is an open source download accelerator for Windows, macOS and Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/01/xtreme-download-manager-windows-macos-and-linux/

 

How to Mute Chrome’s Picture-in-Picture Videos

https://www.howtogeek.com/435166/how-to-mute-chromes-picture-in-picture-videos/

 

How to Cancel a Print Job

Learn how to clear the printer queue

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

 

Google makes it easier for users to find podcasts in Search

https://news.yahoo.com/google-makes-easier-users-podcasts-search-094627665.html

 

If Your Computer Slows Down When Connected to the Internet, Try This

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/computer-slows-down-when-connected-to-internet/

 

How to clear the Display cache in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/clear-display-cache-in-windows-10

 

An Amazon Phishing Scam Hits Just In Time For Prime Day

https://blog.knowbe4.com/an-amazon-phishing-scam-hits-just-in-time-for-prime-day

 

Hack your old Raspberry Pi case for the Raspberry Pi 4

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/hack-your-old-raspberry-pi-case-for-the-raspberry-pi-4/

 

Significant Vulnerabilities Found in 6 Common Printer Brands

In a half-year project, two researchers tested six of the top enterprise printer brands and

found vulnerabilities in every device, some of which allow remote execution.

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/significant-vulnerabilities-found-in-6-common-printer-brands/d/d-id/1335485

 

The biggest concern for election security may be phishing

https://www.fifthdomain.com/critical-infrastructure/2019/07/03/the-biggest-concern-for-election-security-may-be-phishing/

 

How to Clear and Reset External Display Cache in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137225-clear-reset-external-display-cache-windows-10-a.html

 

A Reminder That 'Fake News' Is An Information Literacy Problem - Not A Technology Problem

https://tinyurl.com/y46rzjb4

 

Microsoft Adds Automatic Phishing Detection to Microsoft Forms

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-adds-automatic-phishing-detection-to-microsoft-forms/

 

Wemo WiFi Smart Light Switch 3-Way review: One of the best ways to render a three-way circuit smart

Excellent design, trouble-free installation, and elimination of the need for a matching

switch gives Wemo another winner in the smart home space.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3429571/wemo-wifi-smart-light-switch-3-way-review.html?utm_date=20190812005301

 

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/

 

Trump Mulls Order to Regulate Social Media for Political Bias

The current draft of the executive order proposes opening the door for social media companies

to face lawsuits if they delete or suppress content without notifying the user, or if it was

done in an anticompetitive, deceptive way, according to CNN.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370117/trump-mulls-order-to-regulate-social-media-for-political-bia

 

How to protect your privacy on neighborhood sites like Nextdoor

https://www.komando.com/tips/392828/how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-neighborhood-sites-like-nextdoor

 

How to set up a VPN in iOS manually

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/01/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-in-ios-manually/

 

How to Enable Google Assistant on Your Chromebook

https://www.howtogeek.com/429382/how-to-enable-google-assistant-on-your-chromebook/

 

How to Reset the Admin Password in Windows 10

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

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

 

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT): What Does The Future Look Like?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/medtronic-plc-nyse-mdt-does-133042898.html

 

How to Control Plex Using Amazon Alexa

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/control-plex-using-amazon-alexa/

 

Restore, Minimize and Close buttons not working in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/restore-minimize-and-close-buttons-not-working

 

Who’s Behind the GandCrab Ransomware?

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

 

Raspberry Pi mineral oil tank with added pizzazz

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-mineral-oil-tank-with-added-pizzazz/

 

It's (Still) the Password, Stupid!

The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords,

and never, ever, use "123456" no matter how easy it is to type.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/its-(still)-the-password-stupid!/a/d-id/1335430

 

Broadcom's Strategy for its Symantec Deal Has a Lot in Common with its CA Deal

As is the case with CA, Broadcom wants to significantly cut the spending of Symantec's

enterprise security unit and streamline its offerings. But the unit faces a tougher competitive

environment than CA's core mainframe software business.

https://tinyurl.com/y2mxlbfz

 

Why recent smartphone ‘bad news’ is really good news

Smartphone shipments are in decline, Apple won’t let you change the battery and other great news.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3430768/why-recent-smartphone-bad-news-is-really-good-news.html

 

225 US MAYORS AGREE TO STOP PAYING RANSOMWARE HACKERS

https://futurism.com/the-byte/mayors-paying-ransomware-hackers

 

Government imposter scams top the list of reported frauds

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/data-spotlight/2019/07/government-imposter-scams-top-list-reported-frauds

 

Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb review: A $10 bulb built for the SmartThingsverse

It's one of the least-expensive smart bulbs that's compatible with the Samsung SmartThings Hub, but its features are limited accordingly.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3430896/samsung-smartthings-smart-bulb.html?utm_date=20190812005408

 

WINDOWS 10 VERSION 2003 (20H1) SPRING 2020 UPDATE: ALL THE NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES

UPDATED 8/5: Windows 10 version 2003 (20H1) is expected to rollout during spring 2020,

and here are all the new features and changes that Microsoft has added to the new version thus far.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-2003-20h1-2020-update-features/

 

How to Download YouTube Videos

Hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube every single second. What if you want to download it?

In some circles, that's considered a big no-no, but you have your reasons, right? Here's how.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/331905/how-to-download-youtube-videos

 

12 things you didn't know you could do in Windows

https://www.komando.com/downloads/585815/12-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-in-windows

 

CryptPad is a privacy friendly alternative for Google Docs and Office Online

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/31/cryptpad-is-a-privacy-friendly-alternative-for-google-docs-and-office-online/

 

[Tip] Enable Dark Theme Mode in Microsoft’s Outlook.com Email Website

https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-dark-theme-mode-in-microsofts-outlook-com-email-website/

 

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Ways to make the computer speak text to you.

 

How to Make Your Computer Read Documents to You

https://www.howtogeek.com/197880/how-to-make-your-computer-read-documents-to-you/

 

Hear text read aloud with Narrator

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14234/windows-hear-text-read-aloud-with-narrator

 

Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3335677/microsoft-word-reads-to-you-how-to-use-the-speak-and-read-aloud-commands.html

 

Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read-aloud-a-text-to-spee/hdhinadidafjejdhmfkjgnolgimiaplp?hl=en

 

Use the Speak text-to-speech feature to read text aloud

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-the-speak-text-to-speech-feature-to-read-text-aloud-459e7704-a76d-4fe2-ab48-189d6b83333c

 

10 Helpful Text-to-Speech Readers for Back to School

http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/software-assistive-technology/text-to-speech-readers

 

TTSREADER - TEXT TO SPEECH ONLINE

READS OUT LOUD ANY TEXT WITH NATURAL SOUNDING SPEECH SYNTHESIZERS. FREE & SIMPLE, DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BROWSER. 

- TO START CLICK THE ARROW-PLAY BUTTON IN THE BOX BELOW 

- YOU CAN EDIT THE TEXT AND ALSO IMPORT FILES. TEXT AND POSITION ARE AUTOMATICALLY SAVED

https://ttsreader.com/

 

How to Make a Mac Read to You

https://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Mac-Read-to-You

 

My Trick For Writing Emails 8x Faster That 99% Of People Haven't Tried

https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/talk-emails

 

How to get Siri to read articles and other text on iOS and macOS

https://9to5mac.com/2017/03/10/how-to-get-siri-to-read-articles-to-you-on-ios-macos/

 

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

https://gizmodo.com/how-to-make-your-phone-read-everything-on-screen-out-lo-1797710177

 

Hear text read aloud

You can hear full pages read aloud to you with Chromebook’s built-in screen reader or hear parts of a page,

including specific words, read aloud with Select-to-speak.

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9032490?hl=en

 

Options for Reading on the Internet with a Computer

https://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/helpful-products/using-a-computer/options-for-reading-on-the-internet/1245

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