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Thur 1720 08/29/2019

Hackers breached iPhones for years, Google says

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/google-iphone-hack-discovered-mass-ios-hacking-attack-sustained-over-at-least-two-years-2019-08-30/

 

Until Recently, Websites Were Hacking iPhones

Hackers were able to access iPhones' keychain and messaging apps

https://www.newser.com/story/279848/google-to-apple-iphones-have-a-glaring-security-flaw.html

 

Try These TEN TIPS for Identity Theft Protection

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_ten_tips_for_identity_theft_protection.html

 

4 Essential Google Account Settings to Change for Better Security

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

 

Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud

You won't need a local copy to start fresh.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/31/windows-10-reinstall-from-cloud/

 

Hackers Want $2.5 Million Ransom for Texas Ransomware Attacks

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-want-25-million-ransom-for-texas-ransomware-attacks/

 

Flash to be retired from both versions of Microsoft Edge by end of 2020

Microsoft's Flash retirement plans were already know for the old version of Edge, but the company clarified its timeline for the new Chromium-based Edge.

https://www.windowscentral.com/flash-be-retired-both-versions-microsoft-edge-end-2020

 

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/29/google-iphone-secretly-hacked/

 

What Is Windows Core OS?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-windows-core-os/

 

How to use Google Assistant on your travels

Take Google Assistant away with you

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-use-google-assistant-on-your-travels

 

Netflix keeps freezing on Windows laptop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/netflix-keeps-freezing

 

How much do you know about the Russian Dark Web?

Security expert Charity Wright discusses the Dark Web in Russia, how the Dark Web is being used in Vietnam for anonymity from the government, China's surveillance efforts, and more.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-much-do-you-know-about-the-russian-dark-web/

 

Can Keyboard Sound Expose Passwords? Experts Say No

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10603/can-keyboard-sound-expose-passwords-experts-say-no

 

Report: Details of Apple's Tile-like item trackers revealed from internal build of iOS 13

Apple's Bluetooth low-energy trackers appear to be coming soon.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435416/report-details-of-apples-tile-like-item-trackers-revealed-from-internal-build-of-ios-13.html

 

The frighteningly simple technique that hijacked Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account

SIM swapping is everywhere — and Twitter clearly isn’t ready for it

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/31/20841448/jack-dorsey-twitter-hacked-account-sim-swapping

 

Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/researchers-websites-infected-iphones-spyware-151931958.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

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/

 

Twitter CEO's Account Hacked, Defaced With Racist Posts

The hackers hijacked the account @jack to tweet out racial slurs and anti-Semitic insults. One tweet also tried to promote a bomb hoax. According to Twitter, the hackers compromised the phone number registered with Jack Dorsey's account to gain access.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370500/twitter-ceos-account-gets-hijacked-to-post-racist-comments

 

7 hidden Alexa secrets you didn’t know you needed

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34831085/7-hidden-alexa-secrets-you-didnt-know-you-needed

 

Buying a New Hard Drive: 7 Things You Must Know

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

 

Microsoft disables automatic tablet mode in the latest Windows 10 beta

While still available, it isn't offered automatically when you detach your keyboard.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/30/microsoft-de-emphasizes-tablet-mode/

 

PokerTracker.com Hacked to Inject Payment Card Stealing Script

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/pokertrackercom-hacked-to-inject-payment-card-stealing-script/

 

Microsoft's move to improve touch in Windows desktop mode is the right approach

Windows 10 Tablet Mode may be going away, but an improved touch-friendly desktop is the way to go, anyway.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-improving-touch-desktop-mode-right-approach

 

‘Filmmaker Mode’ will automatically turn off all the dumb motion smoothing and noise reduction on new TVs

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/29/filmmaker-mode-will-automatically-turn-off-all-the-dumb-motion-smoothing-and-noise-reduction-on-new-tvs/

 

How to Run Mac Apps on Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-mac-apps-on-linux/

 

How to reset an iPad

Wipe your data off your Apple tablet

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

 

How to wake Windows laptop from sleep with lid closed?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/wake-windows-laptop-from-sleep-with-lid-closed

 

Android 10: Cheat sheet

Android 10's features will transform some phones into more user-friendly, customizable, and secure environments. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Google's Android 10.0.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/android-q-cheat-sheet/

 

Chrome to Check Passwords Against Hacked Databases

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10606/chrome-check-passwords-against-hacked-databases

 

Apple ID: How to change your email address

If you’re about to leave a job or abandon an address, make changes first.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3433945/apple-id-how-to-change-your-email-address.html

 

iOS 13 code shows how Apple’s Tile-like location-tracking tag should work

You may be able to use AR to find your stuff

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20841204/ios13-code-apple-tile-location-tracking-tag-find-my-app

 

Scammers use mobile check deposit technology to rip off people, businesses

https://news.yahoo.com/scammers-mobile-check-deposit-technology-225622986.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 with clean install

Windows 7 end of life is on January 2020, it's time to upgrade to Windows 10. In this guide, you'll learn to steps to make the leap using a clean installation.

https://pureinfotech.com/upgrade-windows-7-windows-10-clean-install/

 

Developer Behind Foxit PDF Reader Hit by Data Breach

Foxit Software hasn't said how many users were ensnared in the breach, but the company claims to have 325 million users. The affected data includes users' email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370491/developer-behind-foxit-pdf-reader-hit-by-data-breach

 

Why Apple products use 30-year-old software

https://videos.komando.com/watch/34830705/why-apple-products-use-30-year-old-software

 

How to Clean Your Keyboard Once and for All

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-clean-keyboard/

 

Google uncovers exploit-laden websites that stole data from iPhones

Visiting them was supposedly enough to compromise a device.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/30/google-exploit-websites-iphone/

 

Silence Advanced Hackers Attack Banks All Over the World

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/silence-advanced-hackers-attack-banks-all-over-the-world/

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: The best Android phone for Microsoft and Windows users

Is this the closest thing to a Surface Phone running Android ever?

https://www.windowscentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10-review-microsoft-android

 

Google to pay security researchers who find Android apps and Chrome extensions misusing user data

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/29/google-data-abuse-android-chrome-bug-bounty/

 

Handle Your Hard Drives Easily in Mac With iBoySoft Drive Manager

https://www.maketecheasier.com/iboysoft-drive-manager-review/

 

How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome

Give Chrome the dark mode treatment

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-enable-dark-mode-for-google-chrome

 

How to run Laptop with the lid closed in Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-run-laptop-with-the-lid-closed-in-windows-10

 

How HackerOne empowers independent hackers to improve security

Enabling responsible vulnerability disclosure programs protects companies and hackers in their endeavor to squash software bugs.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-hackerone-empowers-independent-hackers-to-improve-security/

 

PegLeg Biohackers Installed Raspberry Pis in Their Legs

https://www.iottechtrends.com/pegleg-biohackers-raspberry-pis-legs/

 

Apple is finally sending ‘genuine’ parts to independent repair shops to fix broken iPhones

Your out-of-warranty iPhone has more repair options.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434786/apple-independent-repair-provider-program-launch.html

 

We dug up more about Roomba maker iRobot’s first autonomous lawnmower

The twin-bladed Terra is expected to arrive in 2020

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20839810/irobot-terra-autonomous-lawnmower-roomba-robot-fcc-beta-release-date-2020

 

Door-to-door thieves are using DNA tests to scam you

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/door-door-thieves-using-dna-100007268.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

How to set a static IP address on FreeNAS

You should use an static IP address configuration to your FreeNAS server, and here's why and how to do it on version 11.2 and higher.

https://pureinfotech.com/set-static-ip-address-freenas/

 

Google: Just Visiting a Malicious Website Could Hack an iPhone

Fourteen security flaws were used to allow hackers to gain root access to iPhones running iOS 10 through iOS 12, install a monitoring implant, and steal all your data.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370481/google-visiting-a-website-could-hack-an-iphone

 

Massive iPhone hack: Your phone could be infected with monitoring software

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/592667/massive-iphone-hack-your-phone-could-be-infected-with-monitoring-software

 

10 Accessories to Get the Most Out of Your Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/raspberry-pi-accessories/

 

Dentist offices across the US hit with ransomware

The breach occurred over the weekend and the software makers have paid the ransom.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/dentist-office-ransomware-digital-dental-record-percsoft/

 

Visa Adds New Threat Detection to Prevent Payment Fraud

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/visa-adds-new-threat-detection-to-prevent-payment-fraud/

 

Outlook.com now supports groups, making it easier to share messages, files, and events

Sharing Outlook content with groups of people just got easier thanks to the rollout of groups support to Outlook.com.

https://www.windowscentral.com/outlookcom-now-supports-groups-making-it-easier-share-messages-files-and-events

 

MIT’s new thread-like robots could travel through blood vessels in the brain for more effective surgery

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/29/mits-new-thread-like-robots-could-travel-through-blood-vessels-in-the-brain-for-more-effective-surgery/

 

The Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac in 2019

https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-photoshop-alternatives-for-mac/

 

5 things you should consider before you make your next photo book

Consider costs, suss out sizes, and pick the perfect provider

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/5-things-you-should-consider-before-you-make-your-next-photo-book

 

Windows Registry Recovery lets you recover Registry Configuration from crashed computers

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-registry-recovery

 

How to remove saved addresses from Firefox Autofill

If you're serious about privacy, don't allow Firefox to save and autofill your addresses.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-remove-saved-addresses-from-firefox-autofill/

 

4 of the Best Smart Plugs for Your Home

https://www.iottechtrends.com/best-smart-plugs-for-home/

 

The 1TB 2017 4K iMac just dropped below $900 at B&H Photo

If you’re looking for a good desktop Mac for the office or school, this is a good choice.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3435376/the-1tb-2017-4k-imac-just-dropped-below-900-at-bh-photo.html

 

YouTube will pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy

Critics say the settlement lets Google ‘off the hook’

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20841055/youtube-kids-ftc-fine-200-million-privacy-violations

 

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

https://news.yahoo.com/google-reveals-years-long-indiscriminate-iphone-hack-073553266.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

 

Microsoft is bringing exFAT support to Linux

exFAT is coming to the Linux kernel to make it easier for users to mount and access flash drives and SD cards using the proprietary file system.

https://pureinfotech.com/microsoft-exfat-support-to-linux/

 

The Number of Podcast Listeners Has Tripled Since 2013

Podcasting, a modern invention capitalizing on old-school ideas, continues its never ending media dominance, sweeping up a projected $679,000,000 in 2019.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370455/the-number-of-podcast-listeners-has-tripled-since-2013

 

Protect yourself! Sneaky Medicare scams are on the rise

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/591317/fcc-issues-warning-on-robocalls-targeting-medicare-users

 

How to Back Up and Export Chrome Bookmarks in 5 Easy Steps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-export-chrome-bookmarks/

 

Geekly Update - 29 August 2019

https://askbobrankin.com/geekly_update_29_august_2019.html

 

Skype messaging is getting some much-needed upgrades

Some new improvements will make chatting on Skype a lot easier.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/skype-messaging-upgrades/

 

Microsoft Fixes Corrupted Windows Defender Files When Using SFC

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-corrupted-windows-defender-files-when-using-sfc/

 

Apple’s iPhone 11 reveal will make your current iPhone worth about 30% less

https://bgr.com/2019/08/29/iphone-11-release-date-effect-on-trade-in-value/

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EVEN AMAZON’S OWN PRODUCTS ARE GETTING HIJACKED BY IMPOSTER SELLERS

Sellers are finding old AmazonBasics listings and using them to sell weighted blankets, knives, and clocks

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/29/20837359/amazon-basics-fake-sellers-imposters-third-party-marketplace

 

Apple Music for Android works with Chromecast devices in the latest beta

There's some truth to those Google Home rumors after all.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/apple-music-beta-chromecast-google-home/

 

Can My ISP Monitor My Internet Usage?

Your ISP controls your internet connection, and it's easy for them to monitor the data you send and receive. The question is, why would anyone monitor your internet?

https://askleo.com/can_my_isp_monitor_my_internet_usage/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J74Jn_V1EpdfbL

 

Hands on with the next Microsoft Edge, Microsoft's revamped Chromium-based browser

It's looking a lot like Chrome, and that's a good thing.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433926/hands-on-with-the-next-microsoft-edge-microsofts-revamped-chromium-based-browser.html

 

How to Separate First and Last Names in Excel

Easily organize your data

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-separate-first-and-last-name-excel-4691822

 

Best Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Ethernet Adapters in 2019

(these adapters apply to any laptop without built-in ethernet ports)

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme-ethernet-adapters

 

How to perform a password reset in Windows 10

Get your Windows account back

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-perform-a-password-reset-in-windows-10

 

What is Google Advanced Protection Program and how it works?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-advanced-protection-program

 

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

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

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

 

How to 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/

 

Android Google Play app with 100 million downloads starts to deliver malware

CamScanner, an Android app that has been available since 2010, has recently started installing malware.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-google-play-app-with-100-million-downloads-starts-to-deliver-malware/

 

Microsoft Announces a New Windows 10 Tablet Mode (coming new Spring 2020)

Microsoft has started the public testing of a new Windows 10 tablet experience ahead of the possible debut for production devices as part of the 20H1 feature update in the spring of 2020.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-announces-a-new-windows-10-tablet-mode-527198.shtml

 

How to Set Up a Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/setup-minecraft-server-raspberry-pi/

 

Google Maps is getting smarter and making your commute easier

https://bgr.com/2019/08/28/google-maps-is-getting-smarter-and-making-your-commute-easier/

 

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/

 

Chrome's Tab Context Menu Is Losing Options

If you're a power user reliant on the Chrome web browser, you're probably going to miss some of the menu options being removed.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370440/chromes-tab-context-menu-is-losing-options

 

4 ways to check if a link is safe before you click it

https://www.komando.com/tips/568523/4-ways-to-check-if-a-link-is-safe-before-you-click-it

 

Microsoft unveils new tablet experience for Windows 10

Aimed at 2-in-1 devices

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/29/20839655/microsoft-new-tablet-experience-windows-10-convertible-hardware-desktop

 

The safest messaging apps

Not all encrypted messaging apps are the same.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/the-best-encrypted-messaging-apps/

 

Why UEFI?

UEFI is a replacement for the original BIOS that’s been running computers for almost a quarter of a century. UEFI allows manufacturers to take advantage of the security capabilities of the machines they produce.

https://askleo.com/why-uefi/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J74Jn_V1EpdfbL

 

Alternatives for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more

If you can't or won't pay Adobe's monthly fee, you do have options.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3407798/13-alternatives-for-adobe-acrobat-photoshop-illustrator-indesign.html

 

How to Log off Windows 10

And how it's different from Windows 8 and 7

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-log-off-windows-10-4692822

 

Irish Data Protection Commission is looking into Windows 10 regarding privacy concerns

The Irish Data Protection Commission is "liaising with the Dutch DPA" regarding new Windows 10 privacy concerns.

https://www.windowscentral.com/irish-data-protection-commission-looking-windows-10-regarding-privacy-concerns

 

How to edit a PDF for free

The easiest way to edit a PDF

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

 

Calibre eBook management software, works great with Kindle

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/calibre-ebook-reader

 

Fitbit Versa 2 hands-on: Alexa, OLED, and an always-on display make a compelling upgrade

Besides on-board Amazon Alexa, the new smartwatch boasts an AMOLED display and Fitbit Pay functionality.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434616/first-look-fitbit-versa-2-smartwatch.html

 

Cybersecurity alert: 34% of vulnerabilities found this year remain unpatched

The overall number of reported vulnerabilities in the first half of 2019 has dropped slightly from last year, but risks remain high, according to Risk Based Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-alert-34-of-vulnerabilities-found-this-year-remain-unpatched/

 

Kleiner Perkins bets on a premium email service that’s bringing Slack-like Groups into Gmail

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/27/kleiner-perkins-bets-on-a-premium-email-service-thats-bringing-slack-groups-into-gmail/

 

Healthy Tech

Mitigate the health risks that are associated with computer use by using this application that can remind you to take breaks and limit your time spent on the PC

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Clocks-Time-Management/Healthy-Tech.shtml

 

Google Launches a Lightweight Google Photos Alternative

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/lightweight-google-photos-alternative/

 

This could be the Google Pixel Watch of your dreams

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/pixel-watch-patent-built-in-camera/

 

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/

 

Video Doorbell Maker Ring Partners With 405 Police Agencies

Ring's Neighbors app lets police request video footage from local Ring users. Previously, we didn't know how many departments Ring was working with; today it said the number is 405.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370457/video-doorbell-maker-ring-partners-with-405-police-agencies

 

5 ways to clear your personal info from your car before you sell it

https://www.komando.com/tips/568497/selling-your-car-how-to-clear-your-personal-info-first

 

Plex wants to become a one-stop destination in the streaming wars

Collecting almost all of your subscription services

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/29/20838378/plex-streaming-service-warner-bros-apple-netflix-disney-amazon-piracy

 

Facebook once again tightens requirements for US political advertisers

It's also going to show more information for each advertiser.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/facebook-tightens-requirements-for-us-political-advertisers/

 

Why is Windows 10 Using More and More RAM?

Software programs, like people, tend to get larger over time. I'll look at how that happens and a few things you can do to compensate.

https://askleo.com/why-is-windows-10-using-more-and-more-ram/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J74Jn_V1EpdfbL

 

How the lack of pay-as-you-go SIMs are thwarting the always-connected PC

The rest of the world has access to pay-as-you-go SIMs. Why is the United States left out?

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433497/the-lack-of-pay-as-you-go-sims-are-thwarting-the-always-connected-pc.html

 

How to Set up Email on Your Android Phone

Keep your email with you wherever you go

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-email-on-android-4690320

 

How to take screenshots on Windows 10 quickly using WIN + SHIFT + S

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-screenshots-quickly-windows-10-using-win-shift-s

 

How to port forward for faster internet speeds

How to port forward and boost your connection

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

 

Difference Between UPS & Inverter – Which is better?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/difference-between-ups-inverter

 

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

 

How to back up files on exit from Windows 10 automatically with a batch file

With a carefully crafted batch file, it is possible to create a series of commands that will back up data to a chosen location and then shut down your PC automatically.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-back-up-files-on-exit-from-windows-10-automatically-with-a-batch-file/

 

How to Create a Master Installation Flash Drive with Multiple Versions of Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/262944/how-to-create-a-master-installation-flash-drive-with-multiple-versions-of-windows/

 

Raspberry Pi Sense HAT impact recorder for your car

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-sense-hat-impact-recorder-for-your-car/

 

f.lux

A handy and efficient piece of software designed as a customization tool for your display, so your computer's colors can adjust to the outside light

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/F-lux.shtml

 

Is Minecraft Safe for Kids? Minecraft Age Rating Explained for Parents

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/minecraft-safe-kids-minecraft-age-rating-explained-parents/

 

An Apple leaker might’ve just revealed an exciting new Apple Watch Series 5 feature

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/apple-watch-series-5-blood-pressure-monitor/

 

Hands-on video review with Windows 10 build 18963 (Spring 2020)

This video highlights all the new features and changes available up to build 18963 for Windows 10 20H1.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-build-18963-video-review/

 

Malware Discovered in Popular Android App CamScanner

The malicious code was sourced back to a third-party advertising library on the app that could use a victim's Android phone to download additional malware. CamScanner says it will take 'immediate legal actions against' the scammers.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370451/malware-discovered-in-popular-android-app-camscanner

 

What is an RFID blocker and how can it protect you?

https://www.komando.com/tips/468245/what-is-rfid-and-how-can-it-protect-you

 

Hulu’s ad-supported plan is only $2.99 for six months for new and returning subscribers

Save 50 percent on the ad-supported plan

https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2019/8/29/20838312/hulu-six-months-deal-sale-subscription-ad-supported-discount

 

Apple will still review Siri recordings, but only if you opt in

'We realize we haven’t been fully living up to our high ideals,' the company said.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/apple-siri-recording-user-data-changes/

 

Why Does Legitimate Email from PayPal Instruct Me to Click a Link?

The rule is, never click on links unless you are 100% certain that they are from who you think they are. The question is, how can you be certain?

https://askleo.com/why-does-legitimate-email-from-paypal-instruct-me-to-click-a-link/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J74Jn_V1EpdfbL

 

Nvidia's massive Gamescom Game Ready driver improves performance, latency and sharpness

Nvidia tries to overtake AMD and Intel on many of the same features.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432512/nvidia-gamescom-game-ready-driver-improves-performance-latency-and-sharpness.html

 

How to Use a Mouse With an iPad

Yes, you can get a mouse for your iPad

https://www.lifewire.com/use-mouse-with-ipad-4767001

 

AMD driver update brings up to 10 percent improvement for Control

The latest third-person shooter from Remedy will run smoother thanks to a recent driver update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-driver-update-brings-improvements-control

 

How to update drivers in Windows 10

Improve stability and performance

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-update-drivers-in-windows-10

 

How to block a program from accessing the internet using ProgCop

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-a-program-from-accessing-the-internet

 

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

 

How to avoid accidental back swipes in Android Q

Learn how to navigate Android Q like a pro and avoid accidental back swipes.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-avoid-accidental-back-swipes-in-android-q/

 

We asked our engineers your Raspberry Pi 4 questions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyj-7mTnumI&feature=youtu.be&t=15s

 

Vivaldi

A stylish and fast web browser that provides a complex set of features and tools to help you get the most out of surfing the Internet

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

 

Find Your Friends via GPS With These 7 Free Android Apps

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/finding-your-friends-via-gps-9-free-mobile-apps/

 

Google is decluttering Chrome by killing a bunch of features no one used

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/google-chrome-update-features-removed-new-tab/

 

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/

 

Verizon Customers on Android to Get Automatic Robocall Blocking

The carrier started rolling out a free version of its Call Filter spam detection and blocking service in March, but until today, everyone had to download the app and sign up for it themselves. Now Android users won't have to take that extra step.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370433/verizon-customers-on-android-to-get-automatic-robocall-block

 

5 royalty-free music sites to use for your projects

https://www.komando.com/tips/570403/5-royalty-free-music-sites-to-use-for-your-projects

 

Apple was a little behind on Siri privacy, now it’s way ahead

The default opt-out is the right call

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/29/20837077/apple-siri-privacy-opt-out-voice-human-grading-review

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Tue 1718 08/27/2019

10 Best Android Photo Recovery Apps and Software without Root

https://www.gihosoft.com/android-recovery/photo-recovery-app.html

 

DiskDigger photo recovery

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

 

AMD driver update brings up to 10 percent improvement for Control

The latest third-person shooter from Remedy will run smoother thanks to a recent driver update.

https://www.windowscentral.com/amd-driver-update-brings-improvements-control

 

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

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

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

 

Adwind Remote Access Trojan Hits Utilities Sector

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/adwind-remote-access-trojan-hits-utilities-sector/

 

Microsoft’s lead EU data watchdog is looking into fresh Windows 10 privacy concerns

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/27/microsofts-lead-eu-data-watchdog-is-looking-into-fresh-windows-10-privacy-concerns/?yptr=yahoo

 

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra: A mini-PC that fits into a monitor stand

https://www.pcworld.com/video/97487/dell-optiplex-7070-ultra-a-mini-pc-that-fits-into-a-monitor-stand

 

What Is It About Attachments?

Email attachments are useful, ubiquitous, and convenient. They're also abused, dangerous, and responsible for infections and data breaches.

https://askleo.com/what-is-it-about-attachments/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8EuJFbvIpdfbL

 

Google Chrome not saving passwords on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/google-chrome-not-saving-passwords-on-windows-10

 

Siri and Spotlight now providing new web answers to U.S. users

Apple appears to be testing a welcome expansion of Siri’s capabilities.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3434012/siri-and-spotlight-now-providing-new-web-answers-to-us-users.html

 

CPU Heavyweights: Is AMD a Better Choice than Intel?

https://marketrealist.com/2019/08/cpu-heavyweights-amd-better-choice-than-intel/?yptr=yahoo

 

Why hackers still impersonate Microsoft more than any other company

Microsoft, PayPal, and Facebook are the top brands hackers attempt to copy in phishing attacks, according to Vade Secure.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-hackers-still-impersonate-microsoft-more-than-any-other-company/

 

Facebook To Reveal User Tracking Secrets

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10604/facebook-reveal-user-tracking-secrets

 

Qualcomm targets Wi-Fi market in push to expand beyond phones

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/qualcomm-targets-wi-fi-market-170000999.html

 

10 Amazingly Useful Spreadsheet Templates to Organize Your Life

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-amazingly-useful-spreadsheet-templates-organise-life/

 

An Apple leaker might’ve just revealed an exciting new Apple Watch Series 5 feature

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/apple-watch-series-5-blood-pressure-monitor/

 

Spies, lies and data thieves: It's time to get a VPN

Cover your assets.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/the-best-VPNs-compared/?yptr=yahoo

 

Verizon Customers on Android to Get Automatic Robocall Blocking

The carrier started rolling out a free version of its Call Filter spam detection and blocking service in March, but until today, everyone had to download the app and sign up for it themselves. Now Android users won't have to take that extra step.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370433/verizon-customers-on-android-to-get-automatic-robocall-block

 

Do you power down your home network when you're not using it? Should you? Here's why and how.

https://www.komando.com/tips/570622/do-you-power-down-your-home-network-when-youre-not-using-it-you-should-heres-why-and-how

 

How to check if a hard drive is failing using SMART on Windows 10

If your PC's hard drive is acting up, use these tools on Windows 10 to check the SMART data to find out if the drive is failing.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-check-if-hard-drive-failing-smart-windows-10

 

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/

 

Router Network Isolation Broken By Covert Data Exfiltration

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/router-network-isolation-broken-by-covert-data-exfiltration/

 

Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics?

From fair trade to smartphones as a service...

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/27/can-fairphone-3-scale-ethical-consumer-electronics/?yptr=yahoo

 

10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3387950/10-truly-helpful-windows-10-tools-you-might-not-know-about.html

 

How to Keep Information on a Shared Computer Private

When using a shared computer, it's too easy for others to see your data or history. If you must use a shared computer, you need to protect yourself.

https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-information-on-a-shared-computer-private/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8EuJFbvIpdfbL

 

Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/cant-pair-bluetooth-keyboard-check-the-pin-and-try-connecting-again

 

Make sure you save your data before deleting an Apple ID account

You can’t consolidate account, you can only stop using them or delete them.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432728/make-sure-you-save-your-data-before-deleting-an-apple-id-account.html

 

Best photo recovery apps for Android phone

https://howtorecover.me/best-photo-recovery-apps-android-phone

 

Why the new Android update system might confuse users

There's a few new update locations in Android 10. Find out where.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-new-android-update-system-might-confuse-users/

 

iPhones, VLC Player Both At Risk
https://www.infopackets.com/news/10605/iphones-vlc-player-both-risk

 

Drivers sick of new cars' overbearing 'nannying' technology: study

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/drivers-sick-cars-apos-overbearing-170756467.html

 

Where to Buy Ebooks? The Best Online Ebook Stores

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buy-ebooks-best-ebook-stores/

 

Verizon will now auto-block spam calls

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/verizon-call-filter-auto-block-spam-calls/

 

Eight people face federal charges for running illegal streaming sites

The individuals behind Jetflicks and iStreamitAll were charged.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/eight-people-face-federal-charges-for-running-illegal-streaming/

 

The 2-Year Mobile Phone Upgrade Cycle Is Mostly Dead

Most people now keep their phones for at least three years before upgrading, according to a new survey from Ting Mobile. Just 10 percent of respondents said they last upgraded because they had to have a hot new model.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370391/the-2-year-mobile-phone-upgrade-cycle-is-mostly-dead

 

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

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

 

How to fix Bluetooth audio bug in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 update KB4505903 may be causing issues with Bluetooth audio. Check out this workaround fix until the problem is officially dealt with.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-bluetooth-audio-bug-windows-10-may-2019-update

 

WINDOWS 10 LIFECYCLE DETAILS

Learn when the lifecycle of each version of Windows 10 begins and when Microsoft stops supporting it.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-lifecycle/

 

'Coordinated Ransomware Attack' in Texas Hits 23 Local Governments

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/coordinated-ransomware-attack-in-texas-hits-23-local-governments/

 

Google Maps adds biking and ridesharing options to transit directions for multi-mode commutes

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/27/google-maps-adds-biking-and-ridesharing-options-to-transit-directions-for-multi-mode-commutes/?yptr=yahoo

 

Graphics cards coolers compared: Blower vs. axial designs

Should you opt for a blower-style "reference" cooler or a custom cooler for your graphics card? PCWorld GPU expert Brad Chacos breaks down the pros and cons of each.

https://www.pcworld.com/video/97587/graphics-cards-coolers-compared-blower-vs-axial-designs

 

Are HTTPS Connections Really Safe?

Https is an important part of keeping your data safe, but it's only a part. It's important to understand what it does and doesn't mean.

https://askleo.com/is_an_https_connection_really_all_that_safe/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8EuJFbvIpdfbL

 

Headphones not showing up in playback devices on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/headphones-not-showing-up-in-playback-devices

 

Get the new Mac mini for as little as $699

A big deal on the smallest Mac.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3433761/get-the-new-mac-mini-for-as-little-as-699.html

 

Best Data Recovery Software For Android Devices

https://www.lifehack.org/318052/best-data-recovery-software-for-android-devices

 

How smart buildings are the latest threat vector for cyberattacks

A rise in cyberattacks on smart buildings boosted the global IT/OT security market, reported a recent Frost & Sullivan report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-smart-buildings-are-the-latest-threat-vector-for-cyberattacks/

 

Online College Classes for Fun, Profit (and maybe Credit)

https://askbobrankin.com/online_college_classes_for_fun_profit_and_maybe_credit.html

 

Type 'When Should I Pay a Bill' Into Google - and Prepare For a Shock

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/type-pay-bill-google-prepare-170028015.html

 

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/

 

There’s a new supersized version of Anker’s soda can-sized projector and it’s 10% off at launch

https://bgr.com/2019/08/26/anker-portable-projector-sale-nebula-capsule-max-launch/

 

Best photo recovery apps for Android phone

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/new-coating-lighter-lithium-metal-batteries/

 

Google Smart Device Lineup 'Urgently' Needs a Revamp

Shipments of Google smart devices dipped 20 percent year over year, according to Canalys data, helping Baidu become the world's No. 2 smart speaker vendor behind Amazon.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370399/google-smart-device-lineup-urgently-needs-a-revamp

 

3 crucial security settings for your Android

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

 

BenQ SW270C review: 27-inch 2K monitor with a feature set geared for photographers

If 4K is too expensive or overkill for your needs, the 2K BenQ SW270C should make a great choice for photographers.

https://www.windowscentral.com/benq-sw270c-review

 

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/

 

Mozilla Firefox Bug Let Third-Parties Access Saved Passwords

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/mozilla-firefox-bug-let-third-parties-access-saved-passwords/

 

Daily Crunch: Smartphone sales decline again

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/27/daily-crunch-smartphones-sales-decline-again/

 

AMD settles Bulldozer class-action suit that could pay out up to $35 per chip

AMD agrees to pay out $12.1 million in compensation, which works out to about $35 per chip.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3434523/amd-settles-bulldozer-class-action-suit-that-could-pay-out-up-to-35-per-chip.html

 

How Do I Fix Windows Update?

Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I'll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the "nuclear option".

https://askleo.com/fix-windows-update/?awt_l=GnD8k&awt_m=J8EuJFbvIpdfbL

 

How to set up USB tethering on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-up-usb-tethering-on-windows-10

 

iOS 13: How to turn on Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad

In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple makes it easy to turn on Dark Mode with Siri or through the Control Center or Settings app.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3405138/how-to-enable-dark-mode-on-iphone-and-ipad.html

 

Type 'When Should I Pay a Bill' Into Google - and Prepare For a Shock

http://money.com/money/5652229/when-should-i-pay-my-bill-google/

 

Google moves closer to letting Chrome web apps edit your files despite warning it could be 'abused in terrible ways'

Using the new Native File System API, web apps would be able to read and save files, as well as gather info on files stored on your device.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/google-moves-closer-to-letting-chrome-web-apps-edit-your-files-despite-warning-it-could-be-abused-in-terrible-ways/

 

Try These Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

The latest versions of Windows 10 are chock-full of handy new features that are worth exploring. Some will improve security or privacy. Others will save you time or trouble. Here are few tips and tricks you should know about if you're using Windows 10...

https://askbobrankin.com/try_these_windows_10_tips_and_tricks.html

 

Warning to Android users as PDF app used by 100 million ‘contained malware’

https://news.yahoo.com/warning-to-android-users-as-pdf-app-used-by-100-million-contained-malware-195553244.html

 

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

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

 

Google is decluttering Chrome by killing a bunch of features no one used

https://bgr.com/2019/08/27/google-chrome-update-features-removed-new-tab/

 

GlobalFoundries lawsuit threatens sales bans against Apple, NVIDIA

The chip makers claims TSMC violates its patents.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/globalfoundries-sues-tsmc/

 

New iPhone? Galaxy Note 10? Baby Boomers Say No Thanks

The average US consumer will hold on to their smartphones for about 2.75 years. Baby Boomers will stick with them for more than three years, Strategy Analytics finds.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370376/new-iphone-galaxy-note-10-baby-boomers-say-no-thanks

 

How to unlock Android's secret menu

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

 

How to disable touch on a display on Windows 10

If your device features a touch-enabled display, but you don't need the touch functionality, you can quickly disable it with these steps on Windows 10.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-touch-display-windows-10

 

Oppose UPU Withdrawal

Stop the United States from withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

https://www.ebaymainstreet.com/campaign/oppose-upu-withdrawal

 

3 little-known ways to save money on prescriptions

https://www.komando.com/tips/567361/3-little-known-ways-to-save-money-on-prescriptions

 

Brilliant is adding native LIFX smart bulb support to its smart home controller

LIFX bulbs use Wi-Fi, so they don’t necessarily need a controller, but this should be a benefit to Brilliant users nonetheless.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3431682/brilliant-is-adding-native-lifx-smart-bulb-support-to-its-smart-home-controller.html

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Mon 1717 08/26/2019

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3240544/word-2016-and-2019-cheat-sheet.html

 

This $50 adapter makes your wired Bose noise canceling headphones wireless

https://bgr.com/2019/08/26/bluetooth-adapter-for-bose-headphones-on-sale/

 

How to use a keyboard and mouse on Xbox One with ANY game

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-mouse-and-keyboard-xbox-one

 

Engadget is diving into security this week

We're mainly focusing on internet safety, but we have tips for the physical world, too.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/online-data-security-series/

 

Huawei in talks to install Russian operating system on tablets for country's population census: sources

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/huawei-talks-install-russian-operating-170122136.html

 

Facebook publicly releases emails related to data scraping, Cambridge Analytica

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/facebook-publicly-releases-emails-related-to-data-scraping-cambridge-analytica/

 

Watch Free Movies on Your Phone With IMDb's New App

https://lifehacker.com/watch-free-movies-on-your-phone-with-imdbs-new-app-1837592358

 

Bookworm is a light-weight eBook reader for Linux

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/26/bookworm-is-a-light-weight-ebook-reader-for-linux/

 

How Amazon convinces police to join the Ring network

Peer pressure, free products and a lot of persistence.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-amazon-convinces-police-to-join-ring/

 

How to Activate GodMode in Windows

GodMode for Windows 10, 8, & 7 puts over 200 settings in one folder!

https://www.lifewire.com/god-mode-windows-4154662

 

Iranian Hacker Group APT34 Use New ‘Tonedeaf’ Malware over LinkedIn in Latest Phishing Campaign

https://blog.knowbe4.com/iranian-hacker-group-apt34-use-new-tonedeaf-malware-over-linkedin-in-latest-phishing-campaign

 

Frank Abagnale, famous con man and inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio movie character, offers advice to hackers

Frank Abagnale, the inspiration behind the hit movie Catch Me If You Can, talks with TechRepublic's Karen Roby about the dangers of social media posts.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/frank-abagnale-famous-con-man-and-inspiration-for-leonardo-dicaprio-movie-character-offers-advice-to-hackers/

 

Leak Points to Intel Comet Lake Desktops Arriving in 2020: 10 Cores, New Socket

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/297151-leak-points-to-intel-comet-lake-desktops-arriving-in-2020-10-cores-new-socket

 

Get VoCore 2, the World’s Smallest Linux Computer, for 13% Off

https://www.maketecheasier.com/mtedeals-vocore-mini-linux-computer/

 

Android TV Boxes: What Are They and What Can They Do?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-tv-boxes-what-are-they-and-what-can-they-do/

 

New Features Coming to Microsoft Edge Going Forward

Microsoft Edge is evolving at a super-fast pace, and this makes total sense now that the browser is based on Chromium.

https://news.softpedia.com/news/new-features-coming-to-microsoft-edge-going-forward-527148.shtml

 

More Than Half of Social Media Login Attempts Are Fraud

Overall, account registrations for tech companies are four times more likely to be malicious than legitimate, a new report states.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/more-than-half-of-social-media-login-attempts-are-fraud/d/d-id/1335647

 

Don't Get Duped by This Sneaky Google Calendar Spam

Despite what that Google Calendar invite says, you probably didn't win a bunch of money. It's a scam in search of your banking or credit card information. Here's how to avoid getting duped.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369046/dont-get-duped-by-this-sneaky-google-calendar-spam

 

Best free email program for Windows, Mac and Linux

https://www.komando.com/downloads/580010/best-free-email-program-for-windows-mac-and-linux

 

Peter Skillman departure from Microsoft highlights a bigger problem with Fluent Design

Microsoft's Fluent design implementation at times seems rudderless.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-losing-peter-skillman-highlights-bigger-problem-fluent-design

 

5G isn’t ready for me

Don't fool yourself. It's not ready for you, either.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/samsung-galaxy-s10-5g-vs-s10-4g-uk-vodafone/

 

Want to Take Better Smartphone Photos? Try These 10 Tips From Pro Photographers

https://news.yahoo.com/want-better-smartphone-photos-try-164435094.html

 

Research: Hacktivism activity and chatter has markedly dropped since 2016

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/research/research-hacktivism-activity-and-chatter-has-markedly-dropped-since-2016/

 

How to Protect Your Parents From Online Dating Scams

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-parents-from-online-dating-scams-1837578699

 

Jellyfin is an open source alternative for Plex, and here's how to setup a server on Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/24/how-to-setup-a-jellyfin-server-on-windows/

 

A new Apple Watch is coming, but it may not be the Series 5

Instead of a brand new Series 5, Apple could launch a new version of an old Apple Watch at its September launch event.

https://www.cnet.com/news/a-new-apple-watch-is-coming-but-it-may-not-be-the-series-5/

 

How to Use Microsoft Photos

Edit and organize your pictures with this Windows Photo app

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-microsoft-photos-4689173

 

New Ransomware Strain Spreads Via SMS

https://blog.knowbe4.com/new-ransomware-strain-spreads-via-sms

 

More than half of login attempts on social media accounts are fraudulent

More than three-quarters of social media attacks were executed by automated bots, and login attacks were twice as more likely to be attacked than account registrations, according to an Arkose Labs report.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/more-than-half-of-login-attempts-on-social-media-accounts-are-fraudulent/

 

No One Knows How Many US Homes, Businesses Lack Broadband Access

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/297102-no-one-knows-how-many-us-homes-businesses-lack-broadband-access

 

How to Scan a Linux Server for Malware and Rootkit

https://www.maketecheasier.com/scan-linux-server-for-malware-rootkit/

 

The Best Modem/Router Combo for Every Budget

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-routers-modems/

 

Plex Media Server

Upload media content to a media center to stream movies, TV shows, music, photos and home videos from a web interface to other users

https://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/File-CD-DVD-Catalog/Plex-Media-Server.shtml

 

3 Arrested in Transnational Fraud Indictments

According to the indictments, the accused impersonated government officials when they demanded money from their victims.

https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/3-arrested-in-transnational-fraud-indictments/d/d-id/1335646

 

How to Clean Up Your Digital Trail and Keep Data Off the Dark Web

Cybercrime expert and dark web investigator Cynthia Hetherington has been following digital trails for decades. She explains how to keep data safe and clean up your 'digital exhaust.'

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370365/how-to-clean-up-your-digital-trail-and-keep-data-off-the-dar

 

Best app for getting around town

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

 

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' app and service is down, throwing up connection errors

Connection errors are currently plaguing the Your Phone service.

https://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-your-phone-app-down-throwing-connection-errors

 

You need a password manager -- right now

Don’t reuse that basic password -- you don’t know where it's been.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/the-best-password-managers-compared/

 

Microsoft will let some Windows 7 customers get free security updates for an extra year

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/50a5a993-176f-320c-9626-f3157e31a158/microsoft-will-let-some.html

 

Rockville Center School District pays $88,000 ransom

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/rockville-center-school-district-pays-100000-ransom/

 

How to Report Fake Listings on Google Maps

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-report-fake-listings-on-google-maps-1837588292

 

Mouse & Video adds mouse controls to video players on the Web

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/23/mouse-video-adds-mouse-controls-to-video-players-on-the-web/

 

Activists challenge 2020 candidates to sign net neutrality pledge

Not only do they want the open internet rules restored, they want presidential candidates to vow not to take campaign money from telecoms.

https://www.cnet.com/news/advocates-push-2020-candidates-to-promise-to-reinstate-net-neutrality/

 

How to Change Icon Sizes in Windows 10

Icons too small or too large? You can change that

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-icon-size-in-windows-10-4588175

 

Scam Of The Week: Equifax Settlement Phishing

https://blog.knowbe4.com/scam-of-the-week-equifax-settlement-phishing

 

Government website UX lags behind public sector, surprising nobody

People are increasingly using other methods to communicate with the feds, as the use of government websites decrease.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/government-website-ux-lags-behind-public-sector-surprising-nobody/

 

How to Show Search Box on Top or Bottom in Windows 10

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/67041-show-search-box-top-bottom-windows-10-a.html

 

How to Rotate Videos in Android

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rotate-videos-in-android/

 

5 of the Fastest and Best USB 3.0 Flash Drives

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-of-the-fastest-usb-3-0-flash-drives-you-should-buy/

 

tinc icontinc

Open-source VPN daemon that creates a private network between hosts on the Internet using tunneling, traffic compression and encryption

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

 

IRS Alerts Taxpayers to New Email Scam

A spoofed IRS.gov link leads victims to a fraudulent Web page where they are prompted to download malware.

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/irs-alerts-taxpayers-to-new-email-scam/d/d-id/1335642

 

1st-Gen Chromecast Stops Receiving Major Updates

The original Chromecast was released in 2013 and remains a useful device, but Google is limiting future updates to bug and security fixes.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370417/1st-gen-chromecast-stops-receiving-major-updates

 

How AI could change catfishing

https://www.komando.com/tips/581171/how-ai-could-change-catfishing

 

How to fix Bluetooth audio bug in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 update KB4505903 may be causing issues with Bluetooth audio. Check out this workaround fix until the problem is officially dealt with.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-bluetooth-audio-bug-windows-10-may-2019-update

 

Apple reportedly shelves 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature

It would have let iPhone users send texts short distances without cellular coverage.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/apple-iphone-walkie-talkie-on-hold/

 

Smart TV apps are convenient, but you should really stream with a device

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smart-tv-apps-convenient-really-154119412.html

 

Caught in a bad romance: Feds indict 80 alleged members of romance/BEC scam ring

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/legal-security-news/caught-in-a-bad-romance-feds-indict-80-alleged-members-of-romance-bec-scam-ring/

 

How to Make Your Fridge and Freezer as Efficient as Possible

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-your-fridge-and-freezer-as-efficient-as-pos-1837476489

 

Sidebar Diagnostics is an open-source application that displays hardware information on your desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/26/sidebar-diagnostics-is-an-open-source-hardware-monitor-program/

 

Motorola Razr rumors: Foldable phone expected in 2019, leaks, specs, price and more

All the rumors and leaks for one of the most exciting phones this year.

https://www.cnet.com/news/motorola-razr-rumors-foldable-phone-expected-in-2019-leaks-specs-price-more/

 

How to Use iCloud For Windows

Try out iCloud Drive on your Windows PC

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-icloud-for-windows-4587343

 

Every single iPhone 11 picture you’ve seen so far is wrong – here’s why

https://bgr.com/2019/08/26/iphone-11-release-date-and-price-soon-photo-leaks-wrong/

 

Cybersecurity alert: 34% of vulnerabilities found this year remain unpatched

The overall number of reported vulnerabilities in the first half of 2019 has dropped slightly from last year, but risks remain high, according to Risk Based Security.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-alert-34-of-vulnerabilities-found-this-year-remain-unpatched/

 

Windows System Error Codes Reference List

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/136567-windows-system-error-codes-reference-list.html

 

How to Turn Off Siri on Your iPhone, iPad and Mac

https://www.maketecheasier.com/turn-off-siri-ios-mac/

 

Buying Wireless Headphones? 6 Things You Need to Know

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-wireless-headphones-here-are-6-things-you-need-to-know/

 

Enhancer for YouTube for Chrome

Improve your YouTube experience with a powerful extension that enables you to customize the website's look, remove ads on specific channels, control the volume with the mouse wheel, and much more

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

 

BlueKeep Exploits Appear as Security Firms Continue to Worry About Cyberattack

The lack of an attack has puzzled some security experts, but the general advice remains that companies should patch their vulnerable systems more quickly.

https://www.darkreading.com/bluekeep-exploits-appear-as-security-firms-continue-to-worry-about-cyberattack/d/d-id/1335380

 

Sweden Gets First GDPR Fine After Facial Recognition Used in School

The school believed that the process had been consensual, but the Swedish watchdog said that the power imbalance between subjects and controllers was too great.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370414/sweden-gets-first-gdpr-fine-after-facial-recognition-used-in

 

Watch out for these new email tax scams

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/591017/cybercriminals-trick-taxpayers-with-fake-irs-websites

 

Xbox Game Pass PC Games List

All the Xbox Game Pass PC titles available for Windows 10, with a tease of what's coming next.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-pc-list

 

Use Your Gift Cards ASAP

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/use-your-gift-cards-asap-1837579213

 

CBS and Viacom have different streaming strategies. Can they combine to win the streaming wars?

CEO Bob Bakish is covering all bases, hoping that CBS will catch any subscribers who fall off the pay model that Viacom offers.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/cbs-viacom-have-different-streaming-strategies-can-they-combine-win-n1042701

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Dear hackers: If you try to pwn a website for phishing, make sure it's not the personal domain of a senior Akamai security researcher

Crooks fail to hijack infosec bloke's site to dress it up as a legit Euro bank login page

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/29/hackers_akamai_researcher/

 

IT suppliers forced to close after procurement scam

https://www.crn.com.au/news/it-suppliers-forced-to-close-after-procurement-scam-528609

 

The 8 Best Tools to Tweak and Customize Windows 10

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

 

How To Automatically Forward an E-mail in Outlook

https://www.techjunkie.com/automatically-forward-email-in-outlook/

 

Trying to make an old Apple display work with your new Mac ? It’s no longer worth it

At some point, you have to cut the cord.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432205/trying-to-make-an-old-apple-display-work-with-your-new-mac-its-no-longer-worth-it.html

 

Apple and Samsung phones are reportedly being investigated by the FCC for emitting too much radiation

https://news.yahoo.com/apple-samsung-phones-reportedly-being-143343248.html

 

What happens when battery is fully charged but still connected?

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-happens-when-battery-is-fully-charged

 

How to Rotate a Video on Your iPhone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/rotate-video-on-iphone/

 

Chrome, Firefox Ditch EV SSL Padlock System

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10600/chrome-firefox-ditch-ev-ssl-padlock-system

 

Researchers Replace IP Camera Feed With Fake Footage

https://www.securityweek.com/researchers-replace-ip-camera-feed-fake-footage

 

Why Hackers Target Smart Homes & 7 Tips To Protect Yours

Which smart home products are vulnerable to hackers?

https://www.safety.com/how-to-protect-smart-home-from-hackers/

 

GermanWiper Ransomware Hits Germany Hard, Destroys Files But Asks For A Ransom

https://blog.knowbe4.com/germanwiper-ransomware-hits-germany-hard-destroys-files-asks-for-ransom

 

Lenovo Security Flaw Could Affect Millions: What to Do Now

Uninstall this program ASAP

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/lenovo-security-flaw-could-affect-millions-what-to-do-now

 

Here's How to Email REALLY Big Files

https://askbobrankin.com/heres_how_to_email_really_big_files.html

 

Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real-time human surveillance is the draw, and it's not as expensive as you might think.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3430802/deep-sentinel-review.html?utm_date=20190825220448

 

You need a password manager -- right now

Don’t reuse that basic password -- you don’t know where it's been.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/the-best-password-managers-compared/?yptr=yahoo

 

Apple Update Patches Serious iOS 12.4 Jailbreaking Flaw

The fix arrives in iOS 12.4.1, which Apple released on Monday. Oddly, Apple originally fixed this bug back in May, but accidentally re-introduced it in iOS 12.4.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370404/apple-update-patches-serious-ios-12-4-jailbreaking-flaw

 

Millions are still using this easy-to-crack password

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/562960/millions-are-still-using-this-easy-to-crack-password

 

7 Sites to Send Free Text Messages to Cell Phones (SMS)

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-sites-to-send-free-text-messages-to-cell-phones-sms/

 

Dark Mode Not Working in Windows 10—What to Do

https://www.techjunkie.com/dark-mode-not-working-in-windows-10-what-to-do/

 

What we might expect from Apple’s A13 chip

The A13 will surely be Apple’s fastest iPhone chip yet, but the focus will likely be on the Neural Engine.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3389416/what-we-might-expect-from-apples-a13-chip.html

 

An Inside Look at Chicago’s Seedy Car-Impound Netherworld (must read)

https://news.yahoo.com/inside-look-chicago-seedy-car-143100940.html

 

How to run Windows programs on Mac for free

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/run-windows-program-on-mac-for-free

 

Intro to TikTok and 6 Rules for Building a Following on the App

https://www.maketecheasier.com/build-following-on-tiktok/

 

Over 1 Million Fingerprints Exposed Online

https://www.infopackets.com/news/10602/over-1-million-fingerprints-exposed-online

 

What We Can Learn from the Capital One Hack

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

 

Scam Alert: No, WhatsApp isn’t giving you 1,000GB free data

https://www.themobileindian.com/news/scam-alert-no-whatsapp-isnt-giving-you-1000gb-free-data-27371

 

5 Things You Need to Know About Facebook’s $5 Billion Fine

https://blog.knowbe4.com/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-facebooks-5-billion-fine

 

Apple needs to fix the iPhone 11's buttons so accidental screenshots go away

Commentary: There are a handful of features I hope Apple improves to make owning the next iPhone a better experience.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-needs-to-fix-the-buttons-on-the-iphone-11-so-accidental-screenshots-go-away/

 

Do You Know Your Computer's Two Worst Enemies?

https://askbobrankin.com/do_you_know_your_computers_two_worst_enemies.html

 

QNAP HS-453DX NAS box review: The most powerful multimedia NAS box that money can buy

With 10GbE connectivity and direct HDMI output, this NAS box makes itself right at home in any compact multimedia setup. It's also very fast, multi-mission with a vengeance, and not for less tech-savvy users.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3401081/qnap-hs-453dx-review.html?utm_date=20190825220532

 

You need a password manager -- right now

Don’t reuse that basic password -- you don’t know where it's been.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/the-best-password-managers-compared/

 

Kernel Panic: Inside the World's Worst Cyberattacks

In the new original video series Kernel Panic, Mashable and PCMag dive deep into the worst cybersecurity breaches of all time. Watch the trailer now and episode one on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370389/kernel-panic-inside-the-worlds-worst-cyberattacks

 

7 smartphone maintenance tips for better performance

https://www.komando.com/tips/584384/smartphone-maintenance

 

The Windows System32 Directory: What It Is and Why You Can’t Delete It

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-system32/

 

How to Remove the ‘Activate Windows’ Watermark

https://www.techjunkie.com/remove-activate-windows-watermark/

 

Zagg Folio keyboard case for iPad mini 5 review: Like a book-sized MacBook

If you want a tiny Apple laptop, this may be a better bet than a MacBook.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3432764/zagg-folio-keyboard-case-for-ipad-mini-5-review.html

 

You should change this one setting on your iPhone if you want to save data (AAPL)

https://news.yahoo.com/change-one-setting-iphone-want-125000074.html

 

Sniptool Screen Capture is perfect for capturing screenshots your way

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/sniptool-screen-capture

 

How Does GPS Work?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-gps-work/

 

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/25/web-host-hostinger-data-breach/?yptr=yahoo

 

31 Home Improvements that Add Value (and 7 that Don’t!)

https://propertyworkshop.com/property-investment/home-improvements-that-add-value/

 

This is when Android 10 will be released to Pixel phones

https://bgr.com/2019/08/26/pixel-3-android-10-release-date-final-android-q-to-drop-on-sept-3/

 

Office 365 Administrators are the Target of the Latest String of Phishing Attacks

https://blog.knowbe4.com/office-365-administrators-are-the-target-of-the-latest-string-of-phishing-attacks

 

The Equifax Settlement - Nope You’re Not Getting $125 If You Picked Door Number 1

https://discuss.hackbusters.com/t/the-equifax-settlement-nope-youre-not-getting-125-if-you-picked-door-number-1/4470

 

Android 10 release dates and phone list

https://www.slashgear.com/android-10-release-dates-and-phone-list-26588631/

 

EZVIZ CTQ6C pan-and-tilt camera review: Smart motion tracking keeps intruders in sight

This camera locks on to movement while recording to capture more complete evidence of a crime.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3433537/ezviz-ctq6c-review.html

 

Apple reportedly shelves 'walkie talkie' iPhone feature

It would have let iPhone users send texts short distances without cellular coverage.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/apple-iphone-walkie-talkie-on-hold/

 

Dell Latitude 5400 Could Help Chromebooks Invade Enterprise IT

Chromebooks are already king of the elementary school classroom. With a new Latitude laptop and 2-in-1 convertible, Dell hopes they'll invade Fortune 500 companies next.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370304/dell-latitude-5400-could-help-chromebooks-invade-enterprise

 

Customize your iPhone with these 10 awesome tweaks

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

 

How to Manage Windows 10 Reserved Storage for Reliable Updates

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/manage-windows-10-reserved-storage/

 

Recoverit Review: Saving Your Data from Deletion!

https://www.techjunkie.com/recoverit-review/

 

How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager

Safari is so helpful at generating passwords that it might be too helpful.

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431164/how-to-get-a-safari-password-to-save-it-in-a-password-manager.html

 

Disney to launch 25 stores inside Target nationwide on October 4

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-launch-25-stores-inside-213525778.html

 

How to update Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera browser on Windows 10

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-update-chrome-firefox-edge-opera-browsers

 

How to Send Web Articles to Your Kindle from Your Android Phone

https://www.maketecheasier.com/send-web-articles-to-kindle-android/

 

Microsoft will let some Windows 7 customers get free security updates for an extra year

https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/26/microsoft-enterprise-windows-7-security-updates/?yptr=yahoo

 

Best Game Room Ideas 2019 – 20 Best Gaming Setups & An Ultimate Guide

Looking for Ideas for Your Ultimate Video Gaming Room? We Got Everything You Need.

https://www.pcguide.com/reviews/best-game-room-ideas/?msID=79685346-903e-4427-b455-dc3258e6f366

 

Philips Ambilight was the greatest thing to happen to TVs, and this kit brings the same feature to your TV

https://bgr.com/2019/08/23/led-backlight-for-tv-with-ambilight/

 

Why Is Windows Defender The World's No. 1 Antivirus With More Than Half A Billion EndPoints?

https://blog.knowbe4.com/why-is-windows-defender-the-worlds-no.-1-antivirus-with-more-than-half-a-billion-endpoints

 

One of the most powerful tools  you can have in your mixing arsenal is a Parametric EQ.

https://www.therecordingsolution.com/use-parametric-eq-settings-like-boss/

 

All the Useless Windows 10 Features Microsoft Should Remove

https://www.howtogeek.com/437942/all-the-useless-windows-10-features-microsoft-should-remove/

 

QNAP HS-453DX NAS box review: The most powerful multimedia NAS box that money can buy

With 10GbE connectivity and direct HDMI output, this NAS box makes itself right at home in any compact multimedia setup. It's also very fast, multi-mission with a vengeance, and not for less tech-savvy users.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3401081/qnap-hs-453dx-review.html

 

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' screen mirroring app is down

It's supposed to link your PC and Android, but it's been unavailable for most of the day.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/26/microsoft-your-phone-android-pc-mirroring-outage/

 

FAA: Sorry, It's Illegal to Weaponize a Drone (Dah!)

Placing a flamethrower, fireworks, or a gun on your drone is a serious no-no. Under US law, it's illegal to attach any dangerous weapon to a retail drone and could result in a $25,000 fine.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370378/faa-sorry-its-illegal-to-weaponize-a-drone

 

5 free Windows 10 downloads you'll love

https://www.komando.com/downloads/587597/5-free-windows-10-downloads-youll-love

 

Laptop vs. Desktop: Pros, Cons, and Which Should You Get?

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/should-i-get-a-laptop-or-a-desktop-computer/

 

How to Program Arduino in VSCode (Using Platform.io)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dany7ae_0ks&t=4s

 

CAPITAL ONE BREACH DOES NOT MEAN THE CLOUD IS INSECURE

https://duo.com/decipher/capital-one-breach-does-not-mean-the-cloud-is-insecure

 

Hacks: Tall tales of Apple security woes

https://www.macworld.com/article/3431636/hacks-tall-tales-of-apple-security-woes.html

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