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You can find Wi-Fi 6 routers on shelves today, but do you need one?

https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/24/you-can-find-wi-fi-6-routers-on-shelves-today-but-do-you-need-one/

 

Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing (Android Q)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/08/23/android-10-google-confirms-193-security-vulnerabilities-need-fixing/

 

Amazon Echo Auto review: Alexa just doesn't deliver as a co-pilot

Too little, too late.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3433536/amazon-echo-auto-review.html

 

AT&T and FTC settle lawsuit over data throttling

The terms of the proposed truce aren't clear.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/24/att-ftc-settle-lawsuit-over-data-throttling/

 

4 best Android phones in mid 2019 (and 2 more to consider)

Dan needs a smartphone, too, and this is what he uses every day.

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-android-phones-2019-daniel-rubino

 

Microsoft Warns of Phishing Attacks Using Custom 404 Pages

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-phishing-attacks-using-custom-404-pages/

 

Do You Need Antivirus Apps on Android? What About iPhone?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/smartphone-need-security-antivirus-software/

 

College football live stream: how to watch 19-20 NCAA games online from anywhere

Get your college football fix with our guide

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/college-football-live-stream-how-to-watch-19-20-ncaa-games-online-from-anywhere

 

How to enable or disable PIN History on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-or-disable-pin-history-on-windows-10

 

How to work with virtual desktops in Windows 10

Learn how to use Windows 10's built-in virtual desktops feature to better manage and switch among multiple apps and windows.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-work-with-virtual-desktops-in-windows-10/

 

How Adaptive Battery in Android Makes Your Phone Battery Last Longer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/adaptive-battery-android-longer-battery-life/

 

Shoot to thrill: Three camera features the iPhone should add

Cameras have become the killer app of smartphones.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3433784/shoot-to-thrill-three-camera-features-the-iphone-should-add.html

 

Installing an SSD in a Windows 10 laptop is both the best and worst upgrade I’ve ever done

https://bgr.com/2019/08/14/laptop-hdd-to-sdd-upgrade-windows-10-install-or-os-clone-can-be-hell/

 

Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature

Publishers say it is a ‘quintessential’ violation of copyright law

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/23/20830057/amazon-audible-speech-to-text-feature-lawsuit-major-book-publishers

 

Should I Use a VPN on My Router?

Configuring your router to run a VPN lets it protect all the devices on your network, but senior security analyst Max Eddy explains why it might not be practical for the average user.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369908/should-i-use-a-vpn-on-my-router

 

4 digital weather tools and 1 one warning you absolutely need to know about

https://www.komando.com/downloads/573639/4-digital-weather-tools-and-1-one-warning-you-absolutely-need-to-know-about

 

The Phyn Smart Water Assistant: A less expensive tool for identifying leaks and analyzing your home's water use

It can’t shut off your water supply in an emergency, like Phyn’s more powerful first product, but it’s a lot cheaper and you can install it yourself.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3433197/phyn-smart-water-assistant.html

 

An old Instagram hoax is back, and it's duping celebrities

Including the man in charge of the US nuclear arsenal.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/21/instagram-hoax-fools-celebrities/

 

Samsung DeX app now available for Windows and Mac

Windows PCs and Macs can now run scaled up Android through Samsung DeX.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-dex-app-now-available-windows-and-mac

 

Google Has Started Removing FTP Support From Chrome

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-has-started-removing-ftp-support-from-chrome/

 

How to Turn On or Fix Bluetooth on Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-up-bluetooth-windows-10/

 

How to screenshot on a Windows 10 PC

Quickly capture what you see

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

 

How to update Router Firmware

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-update-router-firmware

 

Can AI really fix potholes? The city of Memphis and Google say yes

Potholes are often a costly and frustrating problem for cities to manage. TechRepublic's Karen Roby talked with the CIO of Memphis about a new AI program that is making the issue much easier to solve.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/can-ai-really-fix-potholes-the-city-of-memphis-and-google-say-yes/

 

How Do Fingerprint Scanners Work?

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

 

iPhone 2019 rumors: Three new iPhones to be released in September, according to Bloomberg

What will be in Apple’s next iPhone? We’ll keep track of all the rumors right here.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3331839/iphone-2019-rumors-everything-you-need-to-know.html

 

Report says iPhone sales will continue to sink despite the upcoming iPhone 11 release

https://bgr.com/2019/08/23/iphone-11-release-upgrade-cycle-longer-than-ever/

 

How to keep spam from invading your Google Calendar

Block unwanted ‘invitations’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/23/20829615/google-calendar-spam-events-sharing-email-how-to-stop

 

Private Internet Access VPN (I use this one)

https://www.pcmag.com/review/307481/private-internet-access-vpn

 

You may have to stop sharing your streaming passwords

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/589205/you-may-have-to-stop-sharing-your-streaming-passwords

 

Get First Alert's popular smoke and carbon monoxide detector for $23

Standout features for this smoke alarm include a 'battery drawer' and specialized beeps.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3434096/get-first-alerts-popular-smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-detector-for-23.html

 

IFTTT tells Nest users not to move their accounts over to Google

If they want their stuff to keep working, that is.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/ifttt-nest-google-accounts/

 

New NVIDIA driver introduces ultra-low latency mode, sharper scaling for retro games

Your games might feel a little more responsive with NVIDIA's latest optional feature.

https://www.windowscentral.com/new-nvidia-driver-introduces-ultra-low-latency-mode-sharper-scaling-retro-games

 

Windows 10 1903 Users Report Errors Installing KB4512508 Update

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-1903-users-report-errors-installing-kb4512508-update/

 

The Best Vector Software for Mac Designers on a Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-vector-software-mac-designers-budget/

 

How to scan QR codes on your iPhone or iPad

It's really easy to scan QR codes on iOS devices

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/how-to-scan-qr-codes-from-your-iphone-or-ipad-1308841

 

How to transfer Windows 10 to an external hard drive

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-transfer-windows-10-to-an-external-hard-drive

 

China aims to overtake US as global leader in AI innovation

The US still ranks far ahead of both China and the EU in AI innovation, but China is making moves to change things, according to a Center for Data Innovation report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/china-aims-to-overtake-us-as-global-leader-in-ai-innovation/

 

How to Fix Windows 10 Version 1903 Failing to Install Issue

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-10-version-1903-install-issue/

 

How to restore items for an external drive that’s backed up using Time Machine

It's there! Just a little hard to find.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429369/find-an-external-drive-backed-up-to-time-machine.html

 

Apple has some exciting surprises in store for the Apple Watch Series 5

https://bgr.com/2019/08/19/apple-watch-series-5-ceramic-titanium/

 

Amazon is reportedly listing thousands of unsafe or banned products

A new investigation finds thousands of unsafe products for sale

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/23/20829933/amazon-selling-third-party-unsafe-banned-products-wsj-report

 

How to Create Your Own Successful Podcast

Podcasts are huge these days, and maybe you have an idea for the next big hit. Use our guide to find your voice, create your podcast, and get it heard.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/362620/how-to-create-your-own-successful-podcast

 

Major Bluetooth flaw exposes millions of Apple, Google and Samsung devices to attack

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/589211/major-bluetooth-flaw-exposes-millions-of-apple-google-and-samsung-devices-to-attack

 

The iDevices Instinct puts Alexa inside a smart switch

This isn’t a switch that you can control with Alexa, it’s an Alexa device that can control the light it’s connected to, plus stream music and control any other Alexa-compatible device.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3433917/the-idevices-instinct-puts-alexa-inside-a-smart-switch.html

 

The Morning After: The Supreme phone you didn't ask for

But want anyway.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/the-morning-after-supreme-phone-you-didnt-ask-for/

 

Samsung's Space Gaming Monitor is flexible to keep your desk uncluttered

The flexible hinge clamps to your desk so you can keep it free of typical monitor stands.

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsungs-space-gaming-monitor-flexible-keep-your-desk-uncluttered

 

Windows 10 Updates Cause Visual Basic Apps to Stop Responding

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-updates-cause-visual-basic-apps-to-stop-responding/

 

7 Must-Know Tricks to Master Your Mac’s Calendar App

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tricks-mac-calendar/

 

How to use Google Assistant to watch TV

“OK Google, play season three of Stranger Things on Netflix”

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-google-assistant-to-watch-tv

 

How to reset Windows Spotlight feature in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/reset-windows-spotlight

 

How to work with multiple worksheets in a Microsoft Excel workbook

Learn how to take advantage of Excel's ability to link and sync multiple worksheets in the same workbook.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-work-with-multiple-worksheets-in-a-microsoft-excel-workbook/

 

4 Easy Ways to Track Price Drops in Amazon

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-ways-track-amazon-price-drops/

 

YubiKey 5Ci review: WebAuthn encrypted Lightning key for iPhone and iPad for secure authentication

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432785/yubikey-5ci-review.html

 

Should You Buy the Galaxy Note 10+?

https://gizmodo.com/should-you-buy-the-galaxy-note-10-1837486989

 

GAMERGATE COMES TO THE CLASSROOM

Students used to be blank slates — now they arrive with agendas

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/21/20812153/youtube-gamergate-education-classroom-teachers-misinformation-reddit-twitter-online-harassment

 

How to Fix the Most Annoying Things in Windows 10

Windows 10 is great, but it has its issues, from unpredictable reboots to Cortana. Here's how to fix some of the more irritating quirks with Microsoft's latest operating system.

https://www.pcmag.com/article/351494/how-to-fix-the-most-annoying-things-in-windows-10

 

You don't want to miss these essential Windows apps

https://www.komando.com/apps/585821/you-dont-want-to-miss-these-essential-windows-apps

 

Bose’s first portable smart speaker is slated for September

The water-resistant $349 speaker will come with both Alexa and Google Assistant onboard.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3433621/bose-s-first-portable-smart-speaker-is-slated-for-september.html

 

Geekly Update - 21 August 2019Category: Tech-News

Are stuffed animals spying on you and your family? Why did Google ban videos of fighting robots, claiming they violated animal cruelty standards? And will fancy new robo-shorts help you finally win the three-legged race at the family picnic this year? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_21_august_2019.html

 

Scientists bioprint living tissue in a matter of seconds

It could lead to a new generation of personalized artificial organs.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/24/bioprint-living-tissue-in-seconds/

 

'One of the largest cases of its kind': Feds indict 80 people in $6 million fraud, money laundering scheme

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/one-largest-cases-kind-feds-indict-80-people-120329540--abc-news-topstories.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

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

 

Apple Pro iPhones to Have New Triple-Lens AI Cameras

https://www.investopedia.com/apple-s-iphone-pro-new-leak-reveals-details-4768400

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How Do You Extend Your Display Across Two Monitors?

https://lifehacker.com/how-do-you-extend-your-display-across-two-monitors-1837277291

 

How to uninstall Microsoft Paint app on Windows 10

The classic Microsoft Paint app is now an optional feature on Windows 10, which means that you can decide to remove or keep the app, and in this guide, you'll learn how to do it.

https://pureinfotech.com/uninstall-microsoft-paint-app-windows-10/

 

Steam Accounts Being Stolen Through Elaborate Free Game Scam

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/steam-accounts-being-stolen-through-elaborate-free-game-scam/

 

How to search all Chrome extensions for the dangerous unsafe-eval

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/22/how-to-search-all-chrome-extensions-for-the-dangerous-unsafe-eval/

 

LookBack malware targeting utility sector

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/lookback-malware-targeting-utility-sector/

 

Try These Free Online Photography ClassesCategory: Photography

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_free_online_photography_classes.html

 

Fourth Florida City Hacked in Less than Two Months

https://www.maketecheasier.com/fourth-florida-city-hacked/

 

Beloved Windows apps Paint and Wordpad are becoming 'optional' in new update

https://news.yahoo.com/beloved-windows-apps-paint-and-wordpad-are-becoming-optional-in-new-update-185158664.html

 

How to protect your corporate bank account after the Capital One breach: 10 tips

A Capital One data breach put the data of 106 million people at risk, including social security numbers and banking information.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-your-corporate-bank-account-after-the-capital-one-breach-10-tips/

 

Folding Moto Razr Might Launch in December for $1,500

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/297042-folding-moto-razr-might-launch-in-december-for-1500

 

A fight over facial recognition is dividing Detroit — with high stakes for police and privacy

Detroit’s police chief says facial recognition is making the city safer. Some residents fear it could create a surveillance state.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fight-over-facial-recognition-dividing-detroit-high-stakes-police-privacy-n1045046

 

Feedback Hub gets new achievement page, makes sorting feedback easier

Feedback Hub is getting a little easier to navigate.

https://www.windowscentral.com/feedback-hub-gets-new-achievement-page-makes-sorting-feedback-easier

 

How to Show an Outlook Calendar in Google Calendar

https://www.howtogeek.com/435975/how-to-show-an-outlook-calendar-in-google-calendar/

 

Android 10 and the end of whimsy

By ending its long-standing naming system for Android versions, Google is eliminating something even less tangible.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3433262/android-10-end-of-whimsy.html

 

Another clue points to Apple revealing iPhone 11 on Sept. 10

An apparent iOS 13 beta screenshot includes that date.

https://www.cnet.com/news/another-clue-points-to-apple-revealing-iphone-11-on-sept-10/

 

Improve Reading Comprehension With These New Google Doc Fonts

https://lifehacker.com/improve-reading-comprehension-with-these-new-google-doc-1837279660

 

How to enable tracking prevention feature in Microsoft Edge

The new version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium has a new tracking protection feature, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps to enable and configure the level of protection that's right for you.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-tracking-prevention-microsoft-edge/

 

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 1903 Update Error 0x80073701, Working on Fix

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-1903-update-error-0x80073701-working-on-fix/

 

Microsoft says Windows as a Service has major advantages

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/22/microsoft-says-windows-as-a-service-has-major-advantages/

 

House Republicans ask Capitol One and Amazon for briefing on data breach

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/house-republicans-ask-capitol-one-and-amazon-for-briefing-on-data-breach/

 

[SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC?

https://askbobrankin.com/speed_tip_are_autoruns_slowing_down_your_pc.html

 

How Adaptive Battery in Android Makes Your Phone Battery Last Longer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/adaptive-battery-android-longer-battery-life/

 

Back to school: Your guide to buying a cheap laptop

https://news.yahoo.com/back-school-buying-cheap-laptop-141044618.html

 

11 Excel tips every user should master

Whether you are a Microsoft Excel beginner or an advanced user, you'll benefit from these step-by-step tutorials.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/excel-tips-every-user-should-master/

 

Google Delays Hangouts Shutdown Until June 2020

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/297037-google-delays-hangouts-shutdown-until-june-2020

 

'Hate is in the ether': Research finds hate is resilient on the internet

Even as social networks have vowed to do more to remove hate speech from their platforms, at least some of the people who spread it are finding ways to still organize online.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/hate-ether-research-finds-hate-resilient-internet-n1044871

 

Best eGPU Enclosures in 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-egpu-enclosures

 

How to Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

https://www.howtogeek.com/435415/how-to-force-restart-iphone-x-iphone-xs-iphone-xs-max-and-iphone-xr/

 

Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3029168/windows-10-quick-tips-13-ways-to-speed-up-your-pc.html

 

AirDrop is the easiest way to transfer files, photos and more between Apple devices

We show you how to set up and use AirDrop on your iPhone, Mac, iPad and even iPod Touch.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/airdrop-is-the-easiest-way-to-transfer-files-photos-and-more-between-apple-devices/

 

Avoid Plagiarism With Google's New Assignments Tool

https://lifehacker.com/avoid-plagiarism-with-googles-new-assignments-tool-1837249283

 

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) beta is available for download on Windows 10

The first beta release of the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge is now available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and even macOS. Here's how to get it.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-beta-download-windows-10/

 

Windows 10 Notepad To Get Faster Updates via the Microsoft Store

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-notepad-to-get-faster-updates-via-the-microsoft-store/

 

FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/21/fasterchrome-speeds-up-chrome-browsing/

 

Pearson data breach impacts thousands of university accounts

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/pearson-data-breach-involves-thousands-of-university-accounts/

 

Is it Time to Start Encrypting Your Files?

https://askbobrankin.com/is_it_time_to_start_encrypting_your_files.html

 

How to Hide Your Listening Activity on Spotify with these Simple Tips

https://www.maketecheasier.com/hide-spotify-listening-activity/

 

Google Android Will Remain on Top for a Long Time

https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/googles-android-will-remain-top-long-time/

 

How to secure and protect your Microsoft Account

Follow these steps to make sure your Microsoft Account is safe and protected.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-and-protect-your-microsoft-account/

 

How to Enable AHCI in Windows 8 and Windows 10 after Installation

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/22631-enable-ahci-windows-8-windows-10-after-installation.html

 

Lightning-compatible YubiKey 5Ci could secure your iPhone logins

It also has a USB-C port for when you need to use an Android device or computer instead.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/yubico-yubikey-5ci-iphone-lightning/

 

Microsoft pushes out small system update for Xbox 360

Well, that was certainly unexpected.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-pushes-out-small-system-update-xbox-360

 

How to Use the xargs Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/435164/how-to-use-the-xargs-command-on-linux/

 

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge Browser moves to beta: Who knew a browser could be exciting again?

How does the beta of the new Edge browser from Microsoft (which is based on Google’s Chromium platform) compare to IE? Microsoft has really changed from the classic IE years – and we and Microsoft are much better off as a result. Why does every company seem to want to learn the hard way?

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3433940/microsofts-chromium-edge-browser-moves-to-beta-who-knew-a-browser-could-be-exciting-again.html

 

3 ways Amazon Echo makes your house less dumb

Outside lights that turn on when I come home? Yes, please!

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/3-ways-amazon-echo-makes-your-house-less-dumb/

 

Easily Record Your Computer Screen With This Free Website

https://lifehacker.com/easily-record-your-computer-screen-with-this-free-websi-1837131204

 

How to enable Collections feature in Microsoft Edge

The Chromium version of Edge now has a feature to collect contents from the web for research or virtually anything you want. Here's how to give it a try in the latest version of the browser.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-collections-microsoft-edge/

 

Phone Numbers Exposed By Inconsistent Password Reset Processes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phone-numbers-exposed-by-inconsistent-password-reset-processes/

 

How to configure Recommended Troubleshooting on Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/20/how-to-configure-recommended-troubleshooting-on-windows-10/

 

Fiendish Amavaldo banking trojan strikes in Mexico after targeting Brazilians

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/fiendish-amavaldo-banking-trojan-strikes-in-mexico-after-targeting-brazilians/

 

Try Adding THIS to Your Anti-Malware Arsenal

https://askbobrankin.com/try_adding_this_to_your_antimalware_arsenal.html

 

How to Deal with RAR Files in Windows

https://www.maketecheasier.com/deal-with-rar-files-windows/

 

How Is Micron Scaling Up Its DRAM Efforts?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/how-is-micron-scaling-up-its-dram-efforts/?yptr=yahoo

 

How to protect yourself and your organization against digital identity fraud

Captured through malware and sold on the Dark Web, the "digital fingerprints" of your web browsing can be used to impersonate your identity online, as described in a new report from IntSights.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-and-your-organization-against-digital-identity-fraud/

 

How to Turn On or Off Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120447-turn-off-enhanced-mode-search-indexer-windows-10-a.html

 

iPhone 11 tipped to ship with bigger batteries and a faster charger

https://bgr.com/2019/08/21/iphone-11-release-date-close-usb-c-charger-and-bigger-batteries/

 

Intel launches 8 new 10th Gen Core CPUs, claims 'double-digit performance gains'

The new chips are codenamed "Comet Lake" and are based on a 14nm design, rather than the 10nm process used with other 10th Gen CPUs.

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-launches-8-new-10th-gen-core-cpus-claims-double-digit-performance-gains

 

How to Use the rev Command on Linux

https://www.howtogeek.com/434180/how-to-use-the-rev-command-on-linux/

 

Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a Beta build of its browser for all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10, and macOS.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3433539/microsoft-promotes-full-chromium-edge-to-beta-touts-enterprise-skillset.html

 

Roku Channel launches Kids and Family zone with free shows and movies

The catch? They have ads.

https://www.cnet.com/news/roku-channel-launches-kids-and-family-zone-with-free-shows-and-movies/

 

PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here's How to Turn It Off

https://lifehacker.com/psa-your-phone-logs-everywhere-you-go-heres-how-to-t-1486085759

 

How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitor on Windows 10

Nvidia now supports its G-Sync technology on AMD's FreeSync monitors, and here's how you can enable the feature.

https://pureinfotech.com/enable-gsync-freesync-monitor-windows-10/

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Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/20/googles-lightweight-search-app-google-go-launches-to-android-users-worldwide/?yptr=yahoo

 

Use the 20-20-20 Rule to Relieve Eyestrain

https://www.lifesavvy.com/6961/use-the-20-20-20-rule-to-relieve-eyestrain/

 

You Can Now Unlock Your Car With Your Phone Using KETO

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unlock-car-phone-using-keto/

 

IFTTT tells Nest users not to move their accounts over to Google

If they want their stuff to keep working, that is.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/ifttt-nest-google-accounts/

 

NSA program trains high school students in work study program

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/government/nsa-program-trains-high-school-students-in-work-study-program/

 

How to Add the Galaxy Note 10's 'Link to Windows' App to Older Samsung Phones

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-add-the-galaxy-note-10s-link-to-windows-app-to-o-1837355912

 

Enhancer for YouTube is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome which offers a ton of customization

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/19/enhancer-for-youtube-is-an-add-on-for-firefox-and-chrome/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Display Scaling

Make displayed text, icons, and navigation elements easier to see

https://www.lifewire.com/using-windows-10-display-scaling-4587328

 

How to add audio to Google Slides

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-add-audio-to-google-slides

 

A years-old Instagram hoax is back — and it's tricking celebrities and politicians

"If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true," Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote on Twitter.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/years-old-instagram-hoax-back-it-s-tricking-celebrities-politicians-n1044746

 

MicroSIP

A practical and effective application that enables you to add as many contacts as you want and perform VoIP calls or send messages to your friends

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Telephony-SMS-GSM/MicroSIP.shtml

 

Microsoft Releases First Chromium Edge Browser Beta

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/296938-microsoft-releases-first-chromium-edge-browser-beta

 

Stolen fingerprints could spell the end of biometric security – here's how to save it

https://news.yahoo.com/stolen-fingerprints-could-spell-end-120624491.html

 

How to Make Nearly Any Dumb Appliance Smart

https://www.howtogeek.com/435900/how-to-make-nearly-any-dumb-appliance-smart/

 

FTC chief sees obstacle to splitting up Facebook

Social network's effort to merge WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram may help keep the company together too, FTC chief tells the Financial Times.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ftc-chief-sees-obstacle-to-splitting-up-facebook/

 

Google just launched its new lightweight search app Google Go worldwide

https://bgr.com/2019/08/20/google-go-new-search-app-launches-worldwide/

 

The 7 Best Calendar Apps in the Microsoft Store

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-calendar-apps-microsoft-store/

 

Waze adds easy access to YouTube Music while you drive

You can finally use Google's music service while you navigate.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/21/waze-youtube-music-integration/

 

Researcher: GDPR’s Right of Access policy can be abused to steal others’ personal info

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/researcher-gdprs-right-of-access-policy-can-be-abused-to-steal-others-personal-info/

 

How to Make Sure Your Passwords Haven't Been Stolen

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-sure-your-passwords-havent-been-stolen-1837305758

 

VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/19/vlc-media-player-3-0-8-is-a-security-update/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Gestures

Enable, use, and customize touchpad gestures to do more, faster

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-windows-10-touchpad-gestures-4587314

 

Windows Firewall and third party Firewall are both turned off

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-firewall-and-third-party-firewall-turned-off

 

Facebook to let users disconnect accounts from browsing history

The feature comes as Facebook continues to grapple with its privacy practices and lawmakers’ scrutiny over how it uses personal data to display ads.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-let-users-disconnect-accounts-browsing-history-n1044531

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

A standalone on-demand computer scanner that performs quick, full, or custom analysis on your computer to detect potential threats

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Microsoft-Safety-Scanner.shtml

 

Cerebras Systems Unveils 1.2 Trillion Transistor Wafer-Scale Processor for AI

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/296906-cerebras-systems-unveils-1-2-trillion-transistor-wafer-scale-processor-for-ai

 

California high school becomes largest public school in the country to ban phones

https://news.yahoo.com/california-high-school-becomes-largest-113254629.html

 

How to Migrate Your Nest Account to a Google Account

https://www.howtogeek.com/437599/how-to-migrate-your-nest-account-to-a-google-account/

 

Ransomware attack paralyzes 23 computer systems in Texas

Most of the systems affected are operated by small, local governments, authorities say.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ransomware-attack-paralyzes-23-computer-systems-in-texas/

 

The best-selling Bluetooth speaker on Amazon is portable, water-resistant, and only $22 right now

https://bgr.com/2019/08/20/portable-bluetooth-speaker-waterproof-cheap/

 

Roku Adds 5 Free Channels for Cord-Cutters

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/roku-free-channels-for-cord-cutters/

 

Apple delays kids app rule changes to help developers shape up

Developers want more clarity on how they can ensure they're following the new guidelines.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/21/apple-delays-kids-app-rule-changes/

 

MegaCortex variant redesigned a self-executing, incorporates features of previous version

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/megacortex-variant-redesigned-a-self-executing-incorporates-features-of-previous-version/

 

Why You Should Use Windows Defender's Ransomware Prevention

https://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-use-windows-defenders-ransomware-prevent-1837311176

 

Back to Basics: Windows Shutdown Autostart explained

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/19/back-to-basics-windows-shutdown-autostart-explained/

 

How to Use Windows 10 Compatibility Mode to Run Older Programs

All is not lost! You might still be able to run those old applications

https://www.lifewire.com/run-older-programs-with-windows-10-compatibility-mode-4587064

 

How to read Kindle books on PC with or without app

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/read-kindle-books-on-pc

 

The Rise of “Bulletproof” Residential Networks

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/the-rise-of-bulletproof-residential-networks/

 

Slimjet

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

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

 

How to Turn On or Off Single Window Mode in Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137682-turn-off-single-window-mode-snip-sketch-app-windows-10-a.html

 

UPDATE 1-Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/1-google-apple-mozilla-move-121516518.html

 

How to View Saved Passwords in Chrome for Android

https://www.howtogeek.com/436340/how-to-view-saved-passwords-in-chrome-for-android/

 

Tips and tricks for using Gmail

https://www.cnet.com/videos/tips-and-tricks-for-using-gmail/

 

Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs with energy-monitoring are just $6.50 in this sale

https://bgr.com/2019/08/20/best-wifi-smart-plug-deal-on-amazon-right-now/

 

How to Repair Your Mac’s Disk Using Safe Mode, fsck, and More

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/repair-mac-disk-safe-mode-fsck/

 

YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

The defendant allegedly used info from a takedown appeal for swatting.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/youtube-lawsuit-false-takedown-notices-extortion/

 

Online daters targeted, FBI alert warns

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/online-daters-targeted-fbi-alert-warns/

 

Plex Users: Delete the Windows Store App and Download the Updated App

https://lifehacker.com/plex-users-delete-the-windows-store-app-and-download-t-1837307302

 

DirLister is an open source program which can print a list of files and folders

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/22/dirlister-open-source-program-to-print-a-list-of-files-and-folders/

 

14 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Whether you're new to Win 10 or a power user, these tips are worth knowing

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-tips-and-tricks-4586390

 

Stop OneDrive from taking over the Print Screen key on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/stop-onedrive-from-print-screen-key

 

Meet Bluetana, the Scourge of Pump Skimmers

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/08/meet-bluetana-the-scourge-of-pump-skimmers/

 

WorldBrain's Memex for Chrome

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

 

How to Enable Automatic Backup of System Registry to RegBack folder when Computer Restarts in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/137565-enable-automatic-backup-system-registry-when-restart-windows-10-a.html

 

You really should update your VLC Media Player now

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/really-vlc-media-player-now-181601147.html

 

Will Your Favorite iPhone Apps Work on iPad?

https://www.howtogeek.com/436288/will-your-favorite-iphone-apps-work-on-ipad/

 

The ridiculously tiny Palm phone can be yours for $5 a month

The company has partnered with US Mobile to make cheap phone plans available, at the same time Palm is now selling directly to consumers.

https://www.cnet.com/news/the-ridiculously-tiny-palm-phone-can-be-yours-for-5-a-month/

 

This game-changing measuring tool on Amazon uses augmented reality and lasers

https://bgr.com/2019/08/19/laser-measure-amazon-augmented-reality-iphone/

 

5 Time-Saving Link Shortcut Tips to Zip Around Your Mac

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/link-shortcut-tips-mac/

 

12 Handy Smarthome Gadgets for Your Home Office

https://www.reviewgeek.com/20427/12-great-smarthome-gadgets-for-the-home-office/

 

Developers accuse Apple of anti-competitive behavior with its privacy changes in iOS 13

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/19/developers-accuse-apple-of-anti-competitive-behavior-with-its-privacy-changes-in-ios-13/?yptr=yahoo

 

Microsoft-certified software drivers found to be security risks

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/vulnerabilities/microsoft-certified-software-drivers-found-to-be-security-risks/

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(Note: Most people don't know that Windows 10 provides for users providing feedback.  Look at the following;

What is Microsoft Feedback Hub?

Feedback App (a.k.a. Feedback Hub) is an application developed by Microsoft. As its name suggests, the purpose of the app is to collect feedbacks about Windows 10 operating system in general,
 apps running on it, features, problems, and other heated issues. People are supposed to share suggestions and report the recent issues.

 

How to send feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10?

Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10

1.  Open Start Menu by pressing windows key and find out and click on Windows feedback .

2.  When opened sign in with your Microsoft account and you will be asked to enter your windows...

3.  Now you’re ready to send your feedback, so to do this click on Add new feedback from the last.

 

What does Feedback Hub do?

Feedback Hub. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Feedback Hub is a universal app bundled with Windows 10. It is designed to allow users—and in particular,
Windows Insider users—to provide feedback, feature suggestions, and bug reports for the operating system.

How to provide constructive feedback (read this from Microsoft)

https://insider.windows.com/en-us/how-to-feedback/

 

Some of this reads "Insider" which is a  beta testers version of a future Windows 10.  But this is the basics of all versions of Windows 10, so read and if you have something positive to say or report, do so.)

 

Here's How Easy It Can Be To Steal A Car With Keyless Entry

https://jalopnik.com/heres-just-how-easy-it-can-be-to-steal-a-keyless-car-1837372230

 

First AirPods, now AirMuffs?

It's happened. Startup Human Inc. has cut the cord on a pair of over-ear headphones. We go hands-on with the Human Headphones.

https://www.cnet.com/news/first-airpods-now-airmuffs/

 

Orgs Doing More App Security Testing but Fixing Fewer Vulns

On average, US organizations took nearly five months to fix critical vulnerabilities according to WhiteHat Security's annual vulnerability report.

https://www.darkreading.com/application-security/orgs-doing-more-app-security-testing-but-fixing-fewer-vulns/d/d-id/1335515

 

What Is Nearby Sharing in Windows 10?

Share files, photos, and URLs with nearby Windows PCs

https://www.lifewire.com/windows-10-near-share-4160493

 

PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

AMD's new Ryzen platform ushers in the first big changes to PCIe since 2010.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3400176/pcie-40-everything-you-need-to-know-specs-compatibility.html

 

How to Record Your Phone Screen for Free

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-record-your-phone-screen-for-free-1837381767

 

ImageGlass is a free image viewer for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/07/imageglass-free-image-viewer-for-windows/

 

Scammer Tricks City Into $1 Million Wire Transfer (tax payers money, like yours)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/scammer-tricks-city-into-1-million-wire-transfer/

 

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Software isn't the only area that's evolving in the Chrome OS universe right now.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3432976/chromebook-hardware-trends.html

 

7 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Need to Try

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-chrome-extensions/

 

Intel’s Cascade Lake With DL Boost Goes Head to Head with Nvidia’s Titan RTX in AI Tests

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/296210-intels-cascade-lake-with-dl-boost-goes-head-to-head-with-nvidias-titan-rtx-in-ai-tests

 

14 Ways to Make Windows 10 Faster and Improve Performance

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

 

Microsoft's SMS Organizer is the perfect Android messaging app, and it's now in the U.S. [Update]

This is what Android Messages should have been from the beginning.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-sms-organizer-perfect-messaging-app

 

WorldBrain's Memex for Firefox

Bring your browser history at your fingertips with the help of this Firefox extension that also allows you to manage bookmarks and add tags to your favorite web pages

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Mozilla-Extensions/WorldBrain-s-Memex-for-Firefox.shtml

 

How to Change the Screen Resolution in Windows 10

https://www.howtogeek.com/435794/how-to-change-the-screen-resolution-in-windows-10/

 

Trojanized apps containing ad fraud malware downloaded 102M times

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/trojanized-apps-containing-ad-fraud-malware-downloaded-102m-times/

 

New malware records users visiting adult websites

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587483/malware-records-you-on-adult-websites

 

Microsoft wants you to beta-test its Chrome-derived Edge browser

Why bother? Privacy and productivity, says Windows leader Joe Belfiore. The overhauled browser should be ready for a full release by early 2020.

https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-wants-you-to-beta-test-its-chrome-derived-edge-browser/

 

Microsoft Patches Wormable RCE Vulns in Remote Desktop Services

Similar to the now-patched 'BlueKeep' vulnerability, two flaws fixed today could let malware spread across vulnerable computers.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/microsoft-patches-wormable-rce-vulns-in-remote-desktop-services/d/d-id/1335514

 

How to Scan a Document in Windows

Follow these steps for scanning documents in Windows 10, 8, or 7

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-a-document-in-windows-4153030

 

Dell's OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand

It's so skinny, you can barely tell it's there.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432443/dell-optiplex-7070-ultra-price-specs-features.html

 

How to Force the New Android Auto Update

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-force-the-new-android-auto-update-1837371752

 

Mozilla launches Site Compatibility Tools for Firefox

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/07/mozilla-launches-site-compatibility-tools-for-firefox/

 

VLC Media Player 3.0.8 Released with 13 Security Fixes

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vlc-media-player-308-released-with-13-security-fixes/

 

Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

The WebKit team has unveiled a new Tracking Prevention Policy that could help bolster privacy for users of Apple's Safari browser.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3433256/safari-to-ape-firefox-go-all-in-on-anti-tracking.html

 

How to Manage Symlinks in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/manage-symlinks-linux/

 

Google Reveals Pixel 4 Face Unlock, Soli-Based Hand Gestures

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/295860-google-reveals-pixel-4-face-unlock-soli-based-hand-gestures

 

The Best Way to Clean Windows 10: A Step-by-Step Guide

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-way-clean-windows-10-step-step-guide/

 

Microsoft squashes more bugs with Windows 10 April 2018 Update patch

This latest cumulative update addresses issues with Microsoft Edge, Windows Hello, and more.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-squashes-more-bugs-windows-10-april-2018-update-patch

 

Horland's Scan2PDF

Create multi-page PDF documents that support search directly from the image files obtained via scan using this user-friendly application

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/Horland-s-Scan2PDF.shtml

 

How to Disable Windows 10’s Annoying Focus Assist Notifications

https://www.howtogeek.com/435349/how-to-disable-windows-10s-annoying-focus-assist-notifications/

 

700,000 Choice Hotels customer records compromised

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/700000-choice-hotels-customer-records-compromised/

 

3 ways to store documents in the cloud for Apple users

https://www.komando.com/tips/580790/3-ways-to-store-documents-in-the-cloud-for-apple-users

 

Mobile carriers throttle online videos almost all the time, study shows

Researchers say it has nothing to do with time of day, location or network congestion.

https://www.cnet.com/news/carriers-throttle-online-videos-almost-all-the-time-according-to-tests/

 

DEF CON Voting Village: It's About 'Risk'

DHS, security experts worry about nation-state or other actors waging a disruptive or other attack on the 2020 election to sow distrust of the election process.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/def-con-voting-village-its-about-risk-/d/d-id/1335504

 

How to Disable Touchpad on Windows 10

No longer using your touchpad to get around? Turn it off

https://www.lifewire.com/disable-touchpad-windows-10-4587689

 

Intel's Gen 11 graphics has improved so much, we may have to stop making jokes about it

After so many years of meh.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3429657/intel-gen-11-graphics-improvement-in-10th-gen-ice-lake-cpu.html

 

Don't Let Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant Auto-Dial Companies

https://lifehacker.com/dont-let-alexa-siri-or-google-assistant-auto-dial-com-1837376368

 

How to speed up your computer the right way - get an SSD

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/06/how-to-speed-up-your-computer-the-right-way-get-an-ssd/

 

$11M Email Scam at Caterpillar Pinned to Nigerian Businessman

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/11m-email-scam-at-caterpillar-pinned-to-nigerian-businessman/

 

A military prototype smartphone hints at the risks of biometric security  (never believed on fingerprints (we leave them everywhere) and leary on facial and retina recognition)

Biometrics have emerged in consumer electronics as an alternative to passwords, but security experts warn that they also bring new privacy risks.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/army-prototype-smartphone-hints-risks-biometric-security-n1042806

 

How to Use the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool

https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-microsoft-support-diagnostic-tool/

 

How to Clear Your Location History on Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/138188-clear-location-history-windows-10-pc.html

 

How to Fix the Inaccessible Boot Device Error in Windows 10

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/inaccessible-boot-device-windows-10/

 

Details on future Threadripper processors are 'coming soon' according to AMD chief

Details about AMD's powerhouse processors will be revealed by the end of 2019.

https://www.windowscentral.com/details-future-threadripper-processors-are-coming-soon-according-amd-chief

 

Youtube Video Effects for Chrome

Apply all sorts of filters to the YouTube videos you are watching with the help of this browser extension that could reduce eyestrain

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Youtube-Video-Filters.shtml

 

How to Make Your Google Home Quieter at Night

https://www.howtogeek.com/434772/how-to-make-your-google-home-quieter-at-night/

 

Executive order seeks to give FCC, FTC authority over social media content

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/executive-order-seeks-to-give-fcc-ftc-authority-over-social-over-social-media-content/

 

Is 5G safe? Here's what the FCC says

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587162/is-5g-is-safe-heres-what-the-fcc-says

 

iPhone owners can now plug in hardware security keys with the YubiKey 5Ci

Yubico's new $70 key uses Apple's Lightning but also supports USB-C connections to Android phones and PCs.

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-owners-can-now-plug-in-hardware-security-keys-with-yubikey-5ci/

 

BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints

Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/biostar-2-leak-exposes-23gb-data-1m-fingerprints/d/d-id/1335521

 

How to Access and Manage Windows 10 App Permissions

What is an app permission, anyway?

https://www.lifewire.com/access-manage-windows-10-app-permissions-4587294

 

Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3198369/best-vpn-services-apps-reviews-buying-advice.html

 

How to Give Feedback People Will Listen To

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-give-feedback-people-will-listen-to-1837284293

 

Facebook told by FTC that it can't do these privacy invasive things anymore

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/24/facebook-told-by-ftc-that-it-cant-to-these-privacy-invasive-things-anymore/

 

Hackers Use Fake NordVPN Website to Deliver Banking Trojan

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-fake-nordvpn-website-to-deliver-banking-trojan/

 

Feds say Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies

Paige Thompson, of Seattle, was arrested last month after the FBI said she obtained personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/feds-say-capital-one-suspect-may-have-hacked-30-plus-n1042661

 

How to Transfer Gmail Contacts from One Account to Another

https://www.maketecheasier.com/transfer-gmail-contacts/

 

How to Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/138178-set-change-clear-default-location-windows-10-pc.html

 

What Is Superfetch on Windows 10? And How to Disable It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-superfetch/

 

'Stable' build of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge leaks online

A "stable" build of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge has leaked, and the link is directly from Microsoft.

https://www.windowscentral.com/stable-build-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-leaks-online

 

AI Image Enlarger

Enlarge low-definition and small photos and images without losing quality with the help of this nifty little app that relies on AI technology to do its job

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Digital-Photo-Tools/AI-Image-Enlarger.shtml

 

What’s New in Windows 10’s 19H2 Update, Arriving Fall 2019

https://www.howtogeek.com/437112/whats-new-in-windows-10s-19h2-update-arriving-fall-2019/

 

Saefko RAT peeks at browser histories to help adversaries form optimal attack plan

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cybercrime/saefko-rat-peeks-at-browser-histories-to-help-adversaries-form-optimal-attack-plan/

 

These robocall apps are harvesting your data

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587180/robocall-blockers-privacy-harvesting-your-data

 

How 5G can save lives by aiding first responders

Drones, AR firefighter helmets, artificial intelligence and connected officers: First responder tech has already arrived. Here's what 5G will add to it.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-5g-can-save-lives-by-aiding-first-responders/

 

Save $60 on This Speedy Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD

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Alarm in Texas as 23 towns hit by 'coordinated' ransomware attack

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, often delivered via email, that locks up an organization’s systems until a ransom is paid or files are recovered by other means.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/alarm-texas-23-towns-hit-coordinated-ransomware-attack-n1044101

 

7 Best Free PDF Editors

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

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

 

How to Use Chrome’s Hidden “Send Tab to Self” Feature

https://www.howtogeek.com/437259/how-to-use-chromes-hidden-send-tab-to-self-feature/

 

Researcher details decades-old design flaws in Microsoft’s CTF protocol

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/researcher-details-decades-old-design-flaws-in-microsofts-ctf-protocol/

 

Don’t use cloud backup services to make copies of your Time Machine volumes. Here’s why

Copying Time Machine to Backblaze and other services has no advantage.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3411998/dont-use-cloud-backup-services-to-make-copies-of-your-time-machine-volumes-heres-why.html

 

Goodbye Firefox Quantum, Hello Firefox Browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/12/goodbye-firefox-quantum-hello-firefox-browser/

 

State attorneys general will reportedly kick off antitrust investigation into tech giants

A group of states will add its voices to the DOJ and FTC reviews into big tech companies, a report says.

https://www.cnet.com/news/state-attorneys-general-will-reportedly-kick-off-antitrust-investigation-into-tech-giants/

 

Don't Throw Your Old Xbox or Playstation in the Trash

https://lifehacker.com/dont-throw-your-old-xbox-or-playstation-in-the-trash-1837306676

 

Microsoft: Russian Hackers Targeted Companies Through IoT Hardware

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/296203-microsoft-russian-hackers-targeted-companies-through-iot-hardware

 

How Old Is My Computer?

https://www.techjunkie.com/how-old-is-my-computer/

 

[Tip] How to Disable Touch Screen in Windows 10

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-disable-touch-screen-in-windows-10/

 

How to Calibrate Your Android’s Sensors for Better Performance

https://www.maketecheasier.com/calibrate-android-sensors/

 

“Access Denied” Folder Errors on Windows 10? 5 Easy Fixes

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-access-denied-folders-windows-10/

 

Media Player Classic - Black Edition

Media Player Classic variant wrapped in an open-source package, featuring support for many formats for watching movies or listening to music

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Players/MPC-BE.shtml

 

Does Personality Make You Vulnerable to Cybercrime?

A new study explores the connections between personality traits and susceptibility to different cyberattacks.

https://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/does-personality-make-you-vulnerable-to-cybercrime/d/d-id/1335516

 

SecurityWatch: Fixing US Election Tech Is Easier—and Harder—Than You'd Think

The security community understands how to fix voting machines and verify elections. Security expert Max Eddy explains that it's not even half the problem when it comes to election integrity.

https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/367353/securitywatch-fixing-us-elections-is-easier-and-harder-than

 

Check this map to see if police are using Amazon Ring's surveillance network in your neighborhood

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587477/this-map-shows-where-police-are-using-amazon-rings-surveillance-network

 

How to Install Games on Your Computer

Get your game on PC, Mac, or Linux

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-install-games-on-your-computer-4691261

 

How to Import an Old Email Account Into Gmail

https://www.howtogeek.com/436947/how-to-import-an-old-email-account-into-gmail/

 

Varenyky malware records porn on screen, distributes sextortion spam

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/varenyky-malware-records-porn-on-screen-distributes-sextortion-spam/

 

Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

Macs may be attacked less often than other platforms, but they're not invincible.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3263722/best-antivirus-for-mac.html

 

RollBack Rx is a free Windows Time Machine software that's better than System Restore

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/09/rollback-rx-is-a-free-windows-time-machine-software-thats-better-than-system-restore/

 

FCC's Pai targets Lifeline fraudsters, but doesn't propose a funding cap

Chairman Ajit Pai has a new proposal to ensure everyone enrolled in the subsidy program for the poor is actually alive.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fccs-pai-targets-lifeline-fraudsters-but-doesnt-propose-a-funding-cap/

 

How to Quickly Switch Between Multiple Google Accounts

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-switch-between-multiple-google-accounts-1837302253

 

Save Up To 68 Percent On This Lineup of Apple Products, Laptops, TVs, & More

https://www.extremetech.com/deals/296231-save-up-to-68-percent-on-this-lineup-of-apple-products-laptops-tvs-more

 

How to Automatically Delete Chrome History after Closing

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-delete-chrome-history-exit/

 

[Tip] How to Block or Disable Images in Mozilla Firefox

https://www.askvg.com/tip-how-to-block-or-disable-images-in-mozilla-firefox/

 

7 Free Alternatives to Microsoft OneNote

https://www.maketecheasier.com/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-onenote/

 

Flathub vs. Snap Store: The Best Sites for Downloading Linux Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/flathub-vs-snap-store-linux-apps/

 

Viber for Windows

Conveniently place phone calls and send SMS messages for free to smartphones running popular operating systems, by using WiFi or 3G

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Other-Chat-Tools/Viber.shtml

 

GitHub Named in Capital One Breach Lawsuit

A new lawsuit says that GitHub bears responsibility for the Capital One breach because it actively encourages hacking and stored stolen data.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/github-named-in-capital-one-breach-lawsuit/d/d-id/1335523

 

Ransomware Infects 20+ Local Government Networks in Texas

'At this time, the evidence gathered indicates the attacks came from one single threat actor,' the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It's unclear which ransomware strain was involved and how much the hackers are asking in payment.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370258/ransomware-infects-20-local-government-networks-in-texas

 

Sneaky malware spreading through Android apps with millions of downloads

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587492/google-play-apps-infected-with-trojan-malware

 

How to Encrypt a Flash Drive

An encrypted USB drive is an easy way to transport sensitive files

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-encrypt-a-flash-drive-4628341

 

How to Restore Apps and Games to Your iPhone or iPad

https://www.howtogeek.com/435139/how-to-restore-apps-and-games-to-your-iphone-or-ipad/

 

BioStar 2 database leaked one million fingerprints, facial recognition data

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/biostar-2-database-leaked-one-million-fingerprints-facial-recognition-data/

 

How Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore

Time Machine deletes files in its backup, but the deletion process only removes older versions of files.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431165/understanding-how-time-machine-manages-its-file-archive-and-how-it-affects-what-you-can-restore.html

 

LibreOffice 6.3 with performance improvements

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/08/libreoffice-6-3-with-performance-improvements/

 

8 ways you can take screenshots in Windows 10

Capture all -- or just part -- of your screen with a few keystrokes.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/8-ways-you-can-take-screenshots-in-windows-10/

 

Here's Every Device You Can Use to Stream Disney+

https://lifehacker.com/heres-every-device-you-can-use-to-stream-disney-1837378152

 

How to Change the Default System Font in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67931-change-default-system-font-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Install Windows Precision Drivers on Any Laptop

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-windows-precision-drivers/

 

Debian Linux 10 'Buster' Places Stability Ahead of Excitement

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Debian-Linux-10-Buster-Places-Stability-Ahead-of-Excitement-86120.html

 

4 of the Best App Locks and Lockers for Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-app-lockers-for-android/

 

Claim Your FREE Copy of Linux All-in-One for Dummies (Worth $30)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-ebook/

 

Kopernio for Chrome

Improve your research with this extension that offers automatic search and fast access to numerous research papers all over the world

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

 

What Americans Think About Ransomware

New Harris Poll survey says most will weigh candidates' cybersecurity positions.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/what-americans-think-about-ransomware/d/d-id/1335571

 

YouTube to Make Original Content Available for Free Starting Sept. 24

YouTube's original series, movies, and live events will be available for free starting Sept. 24, though non-paying viewers will have to deal with ads.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/368144/youtube-to-make-original-content-available-for-free

 

7 Apps every forgetful person needs

https://www.komando.com/apps/585776/apps-every-forgetful-person-needs

 

How to Set Up a VPN On Windows 10

Keep your data and web history private from snoops with a VPN in Windows

https://www.lifewire.com/set-up-vpn-on-windows-10-4582083

 

That Native App Is Probably Just an Old Web Browser

https://www.howtogeek.com/436841/that-native-app-is-probably-just-an-old-web-browser/

 

Mirai, Neko and Bashlite variants unleashed

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/malware/mirai-neko-and-bashlite-variants-unleashed/

 

How to “click accept on the account page” with apps in the Mac App Store

The message doesn’t take you to the right destination, but you have a couple of options.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3429367/how-to-click-accept-on-the-account-page-with-apps-in-the-mac-app-store.html

 

Basic things to do after a clean install of Windows 10

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/08/basic-things-to-do-after-a-clean-install-of-windows-10/

 

Every important Google Home and Google Assistant command you can give

The list keeps growing and growing.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/every-important-google-home-and-google-assistant-command-you-can-give/

 

Use Google to Roll Dice for Your Favorite Tabletop RPG

https://lifehacker.com/use-google-to-roll-dice-for-your-favorite-tabletop-rpg-1837367877

 

How to Turn On or Off Location Access for Desktop apps in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/138191-turn-off-location-access-desktop-apps-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Increase the Resolution of an Existing Image With Paint.NET

https://www.techjunkie.com/increase-resolution-paint-net/

 

Mageia 7 Pushes Linux Desktop Boundaries

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Mageia-7-Pushes-Linux-Desktop-Boundaries-86111.html

 

How to Set Up Your Android Phone for an Emergency

https://www.maketecheasier.com/set-up-android-phone-for-emergency/

 

Windows 10 Won’t Boot? 12 Fixes to Get Your PC Running Again

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-wont-boot/

 

Google Keep for Chrome

Access notes stored in your Google account in a quick manner and without considerable efforts by turning to this Chrome extension

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Internet-Applications-Addons/Chrome-Extensions/Google-Keep-Chrome-Extension.shtml

 

Towns Across Texas Hit in Coordinated Ransomware Attack

The state government and cybersecurity groups have mobilized to respond to a mass ransomware attack that simultaneously hit 23 different towns statewide.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/towns-across-texas-hit-in-coordinated-ransomware-attack/d/d-id/1335567

 

Software Vulnerability Disclosure Is a Real Mess

Reports of security flaws can be greatly exaggerated—and even totally wrong. Researchers should do their homework and report responsibly.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370074/software-vulnerability-disclosure-is-a-real-mess

 

Why you may get a text from a strangely familiar number

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587471/why-you-may-get-a-text-from-a-strangely-familiar-number

 

How to Get Google Assistant for PC

Hate Cortana? Try OK, Google instead

https://www.lifewire.com/google-assistant-on-windows-4628292

 

Russian hackers, town budgets, Windows updates: Officials grapple with realities of election security

Inside a 21-seat conference room in Silver Spring, Maryland, a meeting of the Election Assistance Commission convened to talk about a software update touched on much more.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/russian-hackers-town-budgets-windows-updates-election-officials-grapple-realities-n1043211

 

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